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“I Dare You” – Book Tag

I don’t do a lot of tags but I saw this one that The Well Thumbed Reader did and it looked  like a lot of fun so I thought I would give it a shot. Well, here I go!!


1) You must be honest
2) You must answer all the questions
3) You must tag at least 4 people


Which book has been on your shelf the longest?

This is a hard question to answer since I tend to trade my books into a used bookstore if I have had them for so long and lose interest. I guess of my books currently I have had Divergent by Veronica Roth the longest.


I got this book as a Christmas gift from one of my best friends in College. I think it was Sophmore year, about four years ago.

Actually I just remembered that I still have the first book I ever read all they way through by myself. I think I was either seven or eight or nine.

ramona forever.jpg

Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary was the first book I ever read. My mom would make me read a chapter every night. It has the date I started and the date I finished written into the cover.

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

eliza                             glass                              ca
    Current Read                                            Last Read                                            Next Read 


What book did everyone like but you hated?

I think “hate” is a strong word, but there are several books that I didn’t really like. I would say a few of these are Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, And I Darken by Kiersten White, Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

red queen darken  thrones  illuminae


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

There are actually two books on my shelf that I could put for this answer.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


I got this book to read it for a book club or buddy read or something and only got through the first three or four chapters (so not very far). This book is so popular that I feel like I should give it another try but I don’t know when or if I will ever get to it. Mostly because it is not something I normally enjoy.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


I got this book for $5 at Walmart and had every intention of reading this. But the longer I own it the less I feel like picking it up…

What book(s) are you saving for retirement?

None. Life is too short to not read as much as you want, as much as you can, and whatever you want.

Last page: Read it first or wait until the end?

Is this a serious question? Do people actually purposefully choose to read the last page first? I guess you know my answer.


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

I like the acknowledgements. I hope to write a book one day and one of the things I am actually looking forward to is mentioning all the people who have helped me there. Also, some authors have really fun acknowledgements.  (Sarah J. Maas)


Which book character would you switch places with?

There are a lot of fantasy characters that I think would be really cool but I would probably end up dead in most of those considering I can’t fight worth a damn (pardon my french). Let’s go with one of my favorites… Kelsey from the Tiger’s Curse Saga by Colleen Houck.

tiger's curse


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

I was a little confused about this question. Does this mean that something that happens in the book reminds you or your life or the actual act of reading a specific book reminds you of your life? I’ll answer both.

The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer


I remember in Junior High we had a week long camp and I would sneak off to my cabin during free time (and whenever else I could) to read these. Now every time I think of these books it reminds me of camp.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


Never before have I related so much to a main character. I read this when I was in college and it reminded me so much of my own personality. I loved this book and it will forever be one of my favorites.

Name an interesting book that you acquired in an interesting way.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. This was actually an ebook version. We were on our way to Florida for vacation and my mom asked to borrow my Kindle so she could get this book to read on the way down. Her plan was to read it then delete it or something (she didn’t really want me to read it). What she didn’t know what that all books that were bought on my Kindle automatically downloaded on my Kindle app on my phone. We were actually reading it at the same time and she didn’t even know.


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

Not really. I did give one away to someone but I had another copy so I don’t think that really counts. Maybe I just haven’t had a special reason or a special person?


What’s the strangest item you’ve found in a book?

One time at a used book store I found a picture of a man in jeans and cowboy boots. He was wearing a fake mustache and a cowboy hat. It was so weird.


Any required reading in High School that wasn’t so bad two years later?

I’m gonna say no but that’s mostly because I haven’t tried to read any required reading for a second time.

Used or brand new?

Mostly used because I don’t have a lot of money to spend on new books. I do try to find the best conditions that I can though.


Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?


I have read the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and it was okay. I don’t know if I will read any other books by him though. I actually liked the movie better (don’t judge me.)


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

See previous question… Also, I think I liked Gone Girl better as a movie as well. Mainly because the first half of the book was really drawn out and it didn’t get good until the second half while that part in the movie was better.


Have you ever read a book that made you hungry (cook booksincluded)?

Not really… I don’t read a lot of books with food in them. At least I can’t think of any.

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

I don’t really have anyone as into books as I am in my life. However, there are a few people on booktube that I will take recommendations from. abookutopia, emmabooks, polandbananasBOOKS, and Piera Forde 

Is there a book you think never should have been published?

No, I think all books deserve to be published because there is someone who will enjoy it. There is someone who will be happy that it exists.


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

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

catcher in rye

My normal types of books that I read is YA fantasy or contemporary. I don’t normally choose to read classics for fun but my roommate in college said she really liked this book so I gave it a try and ended up loving it.


Wow this tag was really long. I hope you enjoyed it!


I tag…

This tag was a lot of fun and I tag anyone that would like to do it too. Have fun with it!




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