Back here today with another I saw Angel do this so here I am also doing this post! Today, it’s the Estellosaurus Book Tag which was created by Estelle @ Estellosaurus.
1. What are you reading at the moment, if you aren’t reading, what have you just finished?
I’m always reading approximately 60 million books at the one time. But at the time of writing, I’ve been slowly working on reading through the Complete Poems of John Keats.
2. What book does everyone love that you just don’t get?
So many! I think the one that comes to mind first is The Witcher series. I tried to read The Last Wish and found it dull and confusing. I haven’t even watched the show because I was that disappointed in the book.
3. What book or book series deserves its very own Netflix (other streaming sites are available) series?
I’m still holding out for a Nevermoor movie, which I was told was a thing that was happening. I don’t know if it still is but it’s all I want from life.
4. Is there a book that you just could not finish? Why?
Again, so many! One that made me really sad to DNF was Burn by Patrick Ness. I always considered Ness one of my favourite authors but just could not get through this book no matter how hard I tried.
5. What book is your go-to recommendation when someone asks you to suggest a good read?
I know I already mentioned it, but Nevermoor. Also The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, and Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee. I have ruined many friend’s lives with these books and I have no regrets.
6. Is there a book that you’ve read multiple times? Why do you keep going back to it?
The book I’ve read the most is probably the first two in A Series of Unfortunate Events series. The Reptile Room, in particular, has a very special place in my heart. I’ve said this so many times before, but this is the first series I ever fell in love with.
7. What was that one book that you had to study at school that you would definitely never, ever read again?
I don’t know that I’d ever willingly pick up Romeo & Juliet again. I love Shakespeare, I really do. But we were made to study Romeo & Juliet two years in a row and I’m just over it. I enjoyed it at the time, but I’d rather just see a stage show now.
8. Is there a book that stirs a memory for you of a point in your life?
This feels like a strange answer, but yes. I read a lot of my favourite books, Jane Eyre, The Bell Jar, Jamaica Inn etc. in the first few weeks of my mum being diagnosed with terminal cancer back in 2014. Books have always been my coping method, and that was just especially evident at that time.
9. Who is that one literary character you’d like to punch in the face?
Jason from the Heroes of Olympus. I just really freaking hate Jason. #TeamPercy
10. If you could re-write the ending of a book, which book would you pick and how would you change it?
I don’t know that I’d change the ending of any books, maybe I’d change a few characters who die in different books. I don’t want to spoil anything, though. Or maybe even add in more page-time for favourite characters.
And there’s the tag. I don’t know who might have done this, but if you’re interested, I’m tagging you!