I have taken this from aina‘s blog because it looked fun!
- Tag the person who nominated you
- Answer all the questions down below
- Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
- Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag (I’m bad at figuring out how to tag; this isn’t deviantART. So…take it if you wanna!)
1. What are you currently reading?
I just started Babylon’s Ashes by James SA Corey. It’s book #6 of The Expanse series, which I started reading early May and holy crap it’s a ride. This series is everything I’ve ever wanted in a (sci-fi) book. Political intrigue, a puzzle that doesn’t make you feel stupid if you didn’t figure it out ahead of time… Lots of point of view hopping (after the 1st book) and an inseparable group of friends who are probably gonna die in the last book either together or away from each other, and I will cry.
2. What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?
Probably crocheting/knitting while watching something. Currently on Star Trek: The Next Generation. That or just re-watching LotR: Extended Edition.
3. A book you’ve been meaning to read forever
Oh where oh where do I begin… Any of the history books I have on my shelf, probably.
4. An intimidating book on your TBR
The Handmaiden’s Tale. Atwood stated that everything that happens in the book is something that she found in her research. In other words, any horrible thing I read about happening to a woman in that book is based off real events. For whatever reason, if I read terrible things that my brain doesn’t compartmentalize as histroy, it could definitely ruin my day. But if I’m reading about it in a historical setting (that isn’t a diary), then I can handle pretty much anything.
Well except for that one time in my World War II class (and, shockingly, it was not the Holocaust or Unit 731).
5. Top 3 priority books on your TBR
- The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
- A Very Short Introduction to Judaism by Normon Solomon (Okay so like most of Sunday school consisted of us arguing with each other rather than learning our history…)
I feel like such a “look at me I’m quirky” hipster with that above list >.>
6. Recommend a short book
The Time Machine by HG Wells. I read that book in an afternoon when I was 13. I have faith in you.
7. Recommend a long book
Dune by Frank Herbert.
8. Something you’d love to do while stuck at home
I’d love to get my motivation for writing back. So uh…that.
9. What do you plan on reading next?
Probably Persepolis Rising as it’s the next book in the series. If we are to assume The Expanse is just one giant book, then I’d try to make myself read The Handmaid’s Tale just so I can stop being a crybaby seal about it. Also the library might finally have copies now that the hype for the show has died down…