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I Dare You [book tag]

Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag! I didn’t realize how on top of my review game I was until just now. So let’s mix it up a bit with this meme Charlotte tagged me in… THREE months ago. Go follow Charlotte btw, she has a great blog!

What book has been on your shelf the longest?

This is a tough one because so many of my books are at my mom’s, but I’m going to guess A Moose for Jessica! It’s literally about a moose who falls in love with a cow named Jessica and it’s a TRUE STORY and I adore it.

What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

My current reads are Rebel Girls and A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, the first of which is an ARC and the second of which I’m reading with my Women’s Prize group (except I’m extremely late because they’ve all finished already!). My last read was All the Birds, Singing, which I still haven’t managed to review. Next I’ll probably read Everything I Never Told You (which I was also supposed to read with a friend a little while ago — oops!).

What book did everyone like, but you hated?

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. My nemesis. We meet again.

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but probably won’t?

Honestly, I’m trying really hard not to do this anymore! I’ve unhauled lots of books in the hopes that I’ll only keep what I’ll read. That being said, possibly Women Who Run with the Wolves, which I’ve had a physical copy of for 5 years and keep forgetting about.

What book are you saving for retirement?

This is a terrifying question and I don’t understand why I’m being asked it.

Last page: read it first, or wait ’till the end?

I absolutely will NOT read it first. People who do this are so chaotic. I respect them, but I don’t understand them.

Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

Depends on the acknowledgement. Waste of paper if it’s just a list of names, interesting aside if it actually gives a bit more insight into the writing.

Which book character would you switch places with?

Honestly, not sure I’ve found the perfect one yet!

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

I read the entirety of Mother Night while on a bus to Boston with someone very important to me, so it reminds me of those few hours.

Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I don’t think I’ve acquired any books in “interesting” ways, ha.

Have you ever given a book away for a special reason/to a special person?

Nah, I really only give away books that I don’t want anymore.

Which book has been with you most places?

Probably House of Leaves, because it took sooo long to read!

Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Hmmm nah, I haven’t reread any required reading unless I enjoyed it.

Used or brand new?

I don’t have much of a preference, but since I don’t buy many books anymore I do prefer to buy new if it’s an author I’d like to support!

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Several. They were enjoyable when I was in high school!

Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

The Jurassic Park movies are arguably better than the books. The first book comes close to the first movie, but the second movie is better than the second book for sure.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

Pretty much any book that describes good food!

Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Everyone in the Women’s Prize Squad: Rachel, Naty, Hannah, Emily, Callum, and Steph!

Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?

I actually DNFed Freshwater the first time I read it because I found it so difficult to read, but I ended up loving it the second time around!


I’m not going to tag anyone, but please let me know if you end up doing this! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “I Dare You [book tag]”

  1. I’m dying that A Moose for Jessica is a real book that exists, AND it has that cover, AND it’s based on a true story??? Perfection.

    I really need to read the Jurassic Park books! I feel so nostalgic about the movies that I imagine I’ll prefer the screen versions too 👀

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    1. GOD I know right, I forget it’s not really a well-known book but it’s truly perfect.

      Yesss, I can’t remember if I mentioned this in the post but I’ve been thinking about re-reading them! The books are very fun, but having seen the movies a million times definitely makes me a bit biased.

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  2. This is such a fun post! I’m so glad Freshwater worked better for you the second time, I loved that book. And of course I’m looking forward to your thoughts on Girl! I’d also be really curious to read Jurassic Park as I’ve always loved the films…

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