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My Life in Books Tag

I was not-tagged for this tag by Ally! (Not-tagged meaning the tag was open to whomever wanted to do it.) This tag was originally created by One World, Too Many Pages, which you can see here! It sounded like fun, so I decided to play along!


Find a book for each of your initials

(the) Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
(the) Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

These are all from books on my 2018 Reading List. I might not get to all of them (especially The Chocolate Factory since it’s a re-read) but we’ll see.

Count your age along your bookshelf. What is it?

I have lots of bookshelves, so picking a random one and counting many books along brings me to…

Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer

I really loved this book. I’d love to see more in this world, but I think it’s going to stay a stand-alone book. I guess I’ll just have to re-read the book.

Pick a book set in your country/city

Rosemary & Rue and the other early October Daye books by Seanan McGuire

Hooray for the San Francisco Bay Area! I love that the books I’ve read so far in this series are set around the Bay Area, and so I can pick out not only the San Francisco locations, but the ones in the rest of the Bay. I’m not sure if the rest of the books in the series sill stay in the same area, but I’ve enjoyed the ones that have.

A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

I decided to go factual for this destination, rather than fictional. And even though the Robin Hood version is fictionalized, I’d love to go to England and see castles, and Stonehenge, and Sherwood Forest.

A book that’s your favorite colorhobbit_green_fcover

(#SorryNotSorry, I Americanized the spelling of favorite and color…)

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

I have the fancy green deluxe edition, and I love this cover and the metallic accents.

A book you have the fondest memories of

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

I can’t tell you how many rainy days I spent lying on the living room floor when I was young, reading and re-reading this book. We had the hardcover version, and between the myths themselves and the lovely illustrations I could look at it over and over again.

A book you had the most difficulty reading

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

There have been lots of books that I DNF’d. However, of my school books – and therefore books I was not allowed to DNF – there was only one that gave me TONS of difficulty. There were plenty I disliked, of course. But this was the only one where I had to buy the CliffsNotes version in order to “finish” it.

A book on your TBR that will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

This one is the biggest book on my TBR, and it’s a non-fiction. It hits a lot a accomplishment buttons.


I’m not-tagging everyone, too. If you haven’t done this and feel like playing along, then please join in and let me know!

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6 thoughts on “My Life in Books Tag

    1. That’s one fun thing about blog tags: they usually don’t have a deadline, and so you can play along whenever you want! 🙂 I hope you enjoy Rosemary and Rue.

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