Happy May Day Everyone! Olivia tagged me with this awesome book tag! Thank you so much Olivia!
1. You must be honest.
2. You must answer every question.
3. You must tag at least 4 people.
1.) What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Um, I don't know. I think it was the first Chronicles of Narnia book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis.
2.) What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?
I am currently reading An Autobiography, by Agatha Christie.
The last book I read was The Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
And I am hoping to read Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley next.
3.) What book did everyone like, but you hated?
This is easy! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs.
4.) What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?
Um, probably, Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.
5.) What book are you saving for retirement?
The third book that comes out in the year that I retire. I am not going to build a time machine, jump forward, read it, jump back. I'm going to wait. ;P
So, that was not following the first rule. I would hope to read all the books in the world by the time I'm there, but that will not happen, so, let's say Call of the Wild, by Jack London. I started it once, but I didn't really like it.
6.) Last page: read it first, or wait 'til the end?
Wait until the end! If I don't, it spoils the story.
7.) Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
Depends on how long it is. Sometimes I read, most times not.
8.) Which book character would you switch places with?
I agree with Olivia's answer on this one. But, it would be cool to spend a day in the March household. But then, I wouldn't want to take a day from them.
9.) Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?
Tons! Pretty much all the books I read I connect with something. I'll just name a few:
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, by Brandon Mull, reminds me of berries because my family picked them the day I finished it.
Pride & Prejudice, by Jane Austen, reminds of when Jane Austen became one of my favorite authoresses.
10.) Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I'm not that interesting. I just get them the regular way. Hm, my mom bought me The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith for me and it came all the way from the U.K. Does that count?
11.) Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
I gave a book away to a friend who was moving.
12.) Which book has been with you most places?
Wow, I don't know! I guess my copy of Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, with my copies of the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. I'm not sure if it counts because it was only one trip and I didn't read them. : /
13.) Any "required reading" you hated in high school that wasn't so bad later?
All the required reading I have had I have liked. But, I know I am going to have to read some of Tolstoy's works and I don't really want to.
14.) Used or brand new?
15.) Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Nope. I hadn't ever heard of him until now.
16.) Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
This is sort of my motto:
Because, the book is so much better!
But, I will admit I liked The Golden Compass movie better than the book. But I didn't really like the movie so that tells you how much I liked the book.
17.) Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Cookbooks make me hungry, but I have to wait for someone else to cook it, because I am terrible at cooking. Real Food/Fake Food, by Larry Olmsted, made me hungry and not hungry at the same time.
18.) Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?
My dad's. He pretty much only likes classics, and well, they are called "classics" for a reason. Also pretty much any book I hear of, I want to try!
19.) Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I try to do all genres (doesn't work), but I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov was my first (and so far only), sci-fi and I didn't LOVE it, but it was pretty good!
(Now for the hard part.)
If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged! Thank you so much for tagging me, Olivia!