Is… is this another tag that I randomly found? Yes, it is. I just really enjoy doing tags! I found this one over at Elara’s blog, Spell Bookworm!
The books as first dates tag was created by Alice @loveforwords.art.blog, and is honestly so creative! Despite having been in relationships before, I’ve never gone on a first date just to get to know someone better. For some reason me and my former boyfriends were friends for a while before we started dating. I would love to one day do the real thing, but that also seems kind of terrifying… Books make better dates anyway.
Anyway, let’s head over to the questions…
~First & Last~
A book/series you’ve read and enjoyed, but can’t bring yourself to read again.
Hmm… I don’t reread super often. The only books I’ve ever reread were the Harry Potter books and the Throne of Glass books. There are some that I keep wanting to reread, but then never do, though. Like the Mortal Instruments series. I loved the story, but I honestly can’t deal with all the drama again.
~With a Friend of my Friend~
A book/series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you expected.
I had to think really hard about this question. I don’t often get books recommended anymore, because now I’M the friend that reads the most, haha. I’m going to throw it all the way back to when I was around 16 and read the Fallen novels my friend recommended to me. I loved the series, but it definitely did not go in the direction I thought it would!
A book whose sequel you immediately had to read.
Oh I know the answer to this one! Once upon a time in 2018 I reviewed Silver and Bone, which is an urban fantasy involving vampires, werewolves, and murder mysteries. It was honestly so good, I immediately purchased its sequel, Smoke and Mirrors! Eventually I also reviewed the third book, Shadow and Crow. This ended up being one of my favorite trilogies of 2018.
~Let’s go to the Movies~
A book/series that should be adapted to the screen.
For me it would be the Red Rising trilogy. I would prefer if it were a series, though. I think it has potential to be the most awesome science fiction tv show! This question is kind of cheating, because I know Pierce Brown has a team together to make a tv show happen, but the last update was in 2019, so who knows where this development is going? Either way, I support it!
A book that made you go ahhhh and ohhhh.
The most recent example for me would be Sorcery of Thorns. The writing was lovely, and very vivid. I loved that the story revolved around books, and the character arc was amazing. I loved how the relationship between Elizabeth and Nathaniel developed, too.
~Fun at the Fair~
A book full of colors.
I’ve read the answer to this question on other blogs, and a lot of bloggers answered Caraval. I honestly was going to put that down, too, but then I thought… Why not A Court of Mist and Fury? I mean, Velaris has to be the most colorful city around. It even has an entire neighborhood called the Rainbow! I’ve always pictures Velaris to be similar to Cinque Terre, in Italy.
~Amusement Park Adventure~
A book that was a rollercoaster
My favorite rollercoaster book has to be Muse of Nightmares. Strange the Dreamer was a rollercoaster, too, but kind of like the kiddy version compared to its sequel. Oh my god, the EMOTIONS that came out of me while reading it. 10/10 sob worthy.
~Picnic with Cherries~
A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*
You know what… I can’t really remember any food descriptions. I don’t want to answer Harry Potter, to be honest, because aside from chocolate frogs, there isn’t that much special food. So I think I’m going to say Heartless? The main character Catherine wants to be a baker after all. Though I can’t remember how much the food was ever really described…
~Trip to the Museum~
A book that taught you valuable stuff
This question will be answered with a giant question mark. I honestly only read fiction, and while I know there’s lessons to be learned everywhere, I can’t really think of any… Though if there’s one thing that all book characters have in common, it’s resilience. Not giving up when life gets hard, and keep pushing toward you goals!:)