Hello bookworms !!!
Yes ! I’m doing a tag this Sunday, because I have a review to post on Thursday as part of a blog tour. Also, I’m making a presentation for a technical seminar while typing this post. I’m at my multi-tasking best today (well, tonight actually). By the way, is it just me or has the font actually turned smaller (please do let me know if that’s the case).
Anyway, moving on, I was tagged to do the I Dare You Book Tag by Katie from Never Not Reading. Thanks Katie ! Her blog is truly amazing, go check it out. The questions looked very familiar and then I realised, I’ve done this post before but thanks to issues with wordpress, the entire post got deleted for absolutely no reason. I don’t remember who tagged me back then, whoever you were, thank you. So here goes..
- You must be honest
- You must answer all questions
- You must tag at least 4 people
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
A: Hmmm… Probably one of those thin children’s books with glossy pages, because I started reading when I was very young and I have almost every book I’ve EVER owned (except the ones which got lost for some reason).
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
A: My current read is unfortunately (for you I mean) research papers on VLSI design. My last read was Brass In Pocket by Stephen Puleston, which is the book I’ll be reviewing this Thursday. My next read will hopefully be Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (Yes ! I’m finally getting ’round to it, hopefully.)
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
A: Catcher in the Rye. I just don’t see why it’s considered a classic, I just didn’t like it. But then again, I recently realised that not EVERYONE likes this. Opinions are pretty divided on this one.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
A: Well, this used to be “His dark materials” trilogy, but as mentioned earlier, I might finally get to it. So, now I’d say “War and Peace” by Tolstoy
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
A: NONE ! I read whatever I feel like reading at the moment. I’m not really “saving” any book for retirement. Also, I haven’t even got a job so it’s too early to think of retirement.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait til the end?
A: I do, at times, read the last sentence of the book when I’m a few pages in. Just the last sentence though, not the entire page.
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
A: I find acknowledgements interesting and if I like a book, I do usually read the acknowledgement.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
A: No one !! I like my life. Also, I have my own troubles to deal with but those are still better than dealing with the life and death situations that most fictional characters face.
9. Do you have a book which reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person)
A: To Kill A Mockingbird reminds me a lot of my dad because Atticus Finch and my dad are very much alike. Also, it’s the first proper novel my dad bought for me.
10. Name a book you acquired in an interesting way.
A: I have a lot of books that I found in my dad’s ancestral home. There are quite a few of those and I don’t remember all of their names, so I’ll leave it at that.
11. Have you ever given a special book away to a special person for a special reason?
A: Nope !! There hasn’t been anyone that special. I mean giving away a book is HUGE !!! There’s no way my babies are going to some random person.
12. Which book has been with you the most places?
A: Almost every book has been to equal number of places. But, comics have probably traveled more, just because as a kid, every train journey meant at least 3 new comic books. That’s a lot of comics.
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
A: We never had “required reading” in school. I recently learnt from someone, a few years junior, that “required reading” has since then been introduced in the syllabus. So that’s good to know.
14. Used or brand new?
A: I prefer brand new books because I tend to read in all sorts of places and seated in all sorts of positions. Used books have usually been tortured enough and I don’t like ruining then further. However, I do pick up used books if I find something interesting in them like the previous reader’s notes, or some old bookmark, or old photographs because they tell the story of someone else who liked reading the same books as me.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
A: Yes almost every book except Origin, which just released. They do tend to get slightly repetitive at certain points sometimes.
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
A: As much as the book, yes ! More than the book ? Not yet ! Hopefully, some day I’ll find a movie that’s better than the book.
17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?
A: I remember “Alice in Wonderland”, “Hansel and Gretel” and “Goldilocks and the three bears” were stories that always made me hungry as a kid. Even today, it’s usually children’s stories that make me hungry.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
A: I don’t even know many bookworms IRL. So almost no one really. I used to take my dad’s book advice because our interests and choices were almost always similar.
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
A: The Vegetarian by Han Kang. You can read my review of it here.
Well, that seems to be all of it !! Now, I tag anyone and everyone who wants to do this tag. If you want to do this tag, consider yourself OFFICIALLY TAGGED by me.
Thanks for reading through. Hope you had/are having a wonderful weekend !!