Book Tag Thing

I have taken this from aina‘s blog because it looked fun!

The Rules

  • 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!)

The Questions

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

  1. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
  2. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  3. 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…

 

5 thoughts on “Book Tag Thing

  1. Yeay you did the book tag too! I’m so happy when I saw this post of yours. Not gonna lie, your choice of books really did make you look like a quirky hipster to me 😆 I mean my reading preference is different from yours so there’s that, and there are the book blogs that I follow as well which mostly talked about mainstream titles.

    I tried HG Wells before. I think it was Invisible Man? And unfortunately I couldn’t finish it. Maybe I’d give The Time Machine a chance since it’s a short book and I’m currently in the mood for short books 😊

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    1. Hah! Good to know I wasn’t just imagining it then ;D

      I’m behind on the mainstream titles, even if they’re the ones in my genre–I’m almost exclusively a sci-fi/fantasy or history reader. I’m trying to broaden my horizons, I swear…

      If you do, let me know! All his stuff is public domain.

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      1. It’s okay. Even if I know what books are coming out this month, it’s not like I get to read them right away 😅 and there are still backlist titles I haven’t yet read!

        Same! I’m also trying to broaden my horizons too, as well as finding the kind of genres that I enjoy in particular.

        Sure! I see. Well, that’s awesome then 😆

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  2. I just started reading “Midnight in Chernobyl,” which is actually a little intimidating because it’s a pretty long book and delves into a lot of nuclear science…but it’s also fascinating. I can’t put it down!

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