Here we are- the first book tag of 2019! I saw this tag on YA on the Mind and thought it was really fun and unique!
1-What was the last book you DNF?
It is very rare that I completely DNF a novel! There are times where I put down a book because it might not be the right time but I usually have the intention of picking it up again in the future. The last book I did this with was Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. It is just a bit dense and something I really need to be in the mood for. I do plan to return to it though!
2-Last book you reread?
I rarely reread novels, but I would like to get better at it! The last one I reread was The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. It is a book that I have reread many times and the sequel came out last year, so of course I had to pick it up again. I gain more from it upon every reread!
3-Last book you bought?
With it being Christmas, I haven’t actually bought myself a book in quite some time! The last book that I received was actually gifted to me by my best friend and that was The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. He knows how much I love both of them and I am so excited about this book! The cover is gorgeous and it is a really high quality book. It makes me happy just to look at it!
4-Last book you said you read but didn’t?
Hmmm… I do not think I have ever done this!
5-Last book you wrote in the margins of?
I have a beat-up copy of my favourite book, Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. I have a really nice copy but I do not read it because it is just too beautiful and special! Whenever I reread it, I pick up the beat-up copy and write more and more in the margins. It is the only book that I write in and have read multiple times!
6-Last book you got signed?
I received a signed copy of Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak for Christmas, and I was so surprised and thrilled! I adored The Book Thief, and I am happy to have a book with his signature in my collection. I can not wait to read it as well!
7-Last book you lost?
I am currently searching for my copy of East of Eden! I am planning to finally read it this year but I seem to have misplaced it! My parents have a cottage that I go to in the summer and I am thinking that maybe I left it there? I sure hope so because the edition that I have is quite beautiful!
8-Last book you had to replace?
I lent The Boy in the Striped Pajamas to my cousin (who might be reading this!) and I am still waiting for it back. Just kidding! She can keep it! I found a reasonably price copy of the 10th anniversary edition so I bought that and let her hang on to my other one. It is a really amazing book and the more people I can get to read it the better!
9-Last book you had an argument over?
Definitely Catcher in the Rye! It is one of my least favourite books, but my brother and my mom absolutely love it. That has led to a few debates! I do wish I enjoyed it though. I even read another Salinger novel, Franny and Zooey, this year hoping that I would fall in love with his writing, but if possible, I disliked it even more…
10-Last book you couldn’t get a hold of?
I have been looking everywhere for this Moleskine Book Journal, but it has proven difficult to find! I am starting to wonder if it is simply not available in Canada, which would be such a shame!