It’s time for another round of Tag Thursday! The lovely Bex tagged me in this one last week, and it was so fun I had to add it to my schedule right away! This tag was originally co-created by Esmé & Michaela, so definitely go say hello to them (and Bex)! ♥
Fantasy, horror, and “realistic contemporary” (i.e., the heavy-hitting stuff).
FAVORITE MALE AUTHOR(S):
Jay Kristoff, Jonathan Janz, and Kealan Patrick Burke.
FAVORITE FEMALE AUTHOR(S):
Sarah J. Maas, Victoria Schwab, and Talia Hibbert.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST BOOK OF 2018?
Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat. ♥♥♥ What a way to start the year… *wistful sigh*
HOW DID YOU LIKE IT?
It’s a very close second to Prince’s Gambit as my favorite book from one of my all-time favorite series.
WHAT WAS YOUR LAST BOOK OF 2018?
The Sea Was a Fair Master by Calvin Demmer.
HOW DID YOU LIKE IT?
It was wonderful! Calvin’s really a natural talent, and his way of working flash fiction is gorgeous and totally noteworthy, as it’s not an easy format to tell a good story in.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A BOOK/WHAT MAKES IT REALLY STAND OUT?
Immersive writing, atmospheric settings, lovable characters, and diverse rep.
DO YOU COLLECT ANY PARTICULAR SETS/EDITIONS OF BOOKS?
I have multiple editions of a few series (the Shades of Magic series & the Nevernight Chronicle series) plus bonus collector’s editions of a few random books (Throne of Glass, A Darker Shade of Magic, Six of Crows, the first Percy Jackson book).
DO YOU PREFER EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, OR PHYSICAL (HARDBACK OR PAPERBACK)?
I honestly like all of the above. When it comes to physical books, I prefer hardbacks for their durability, though a big, floppy paperback is the easiest thing to read, IMO. Lately, I do a lot of my reading in bed, so ebooks have been a life-saver. I don’t get the chance to listen to audiobooks too often, but I try to utilize them whenever I can.
DO YOU KEEP BOOKS YOU DIDN’T LIKE, OR GET RID OF THEM?
It depends. If I gave it 3+ stars, I’ll pretty much always keep it. If I gave it less than 3 stars, I’ll usually just donate it, unless it’s an ARC or something a lot of people would like, in which case I’ll either trade it on twitter, host a giveaway with it, or just send it to a friend.
WHAT LITERARY CHARACTER BEST DEFINES YOU/DO YOU BEST RELATE TO?
Ooh… that’s really tough to answer because it’s like, I see myself in multiple characters in different ways. When I first read City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab, Cassidy felt 100% like preteen Destiny. When I think about The Raven Cycle series, so much of how Blue sees the world and feels about her loved ones rings home for me, too. I also related a lot to Kady Grant from The Illuminae Files, though I’m not a badass hacker, and Circe (from Madeline Miller’s Circe) with her witchcraft and the ways she views herself by the end, as well as the way she feels about her son at points. I guess I can’t really pick just one character I relate to more than all the rest.
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I couldn’t decide who to tag, so I picked a few folks I haven’t tagged in a while!
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