September 05, 2019

Book Tag| My Life in Books

I spotted this tag a little while ago on Foxes Fairytale and loved the sound of it.
Originally created by One World, Too Many Books, however, I couldn't find a link to the original post.
Let's starts!

1. Find a book for each of your initials.
I have four names, and all four of them I don't like very much. Without revealing my middle names, my initials are LLRJ. I didn't include 'The' and 'A' but when with what came after.

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Scott Lynch
The Lie Tree
Francis Hardinge

Royal Assassin
Robin Hobb
James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: what book is it?
I am not one to hide my age, even if I do feel like I am 93, not 21.

The Bear and the Nightingale
Katherine Arden
3. Pick a book that is set in your country/city.
For anyone new to reading, I was born and raised in South-East London, but spent three years in Bangor, North Wales. I thought this question was a great way to recommend some books set in both.
Queenie is largely based in East London, with a brief scene set in Lewisham (where I spent many hours shopping as a teen.
Pigeon is set in the Welsh mountains, with Bethesda as the inspiration for Alys Conran's debut novel.
Candice Carty-Williams
Alys Conran

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you'd love to travel to.
I have never left the UK. In fact, I haven't even been to Scotland or Nothern Ireland. My family never had the money to visit places and had other priorities, but I'm hoping to change that. A large part of Crazy Rich Asians takes place in Singapore and China, and of course, I would LOVE to visit.
Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan
5. Pick a book that's your favourite colour?
I love the shade of purple that they selected for Jonny Duddle covers of Philosopher's Stone, and the warm orange sunset colours. It just makes me very happy.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling
6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
I'm not really that into Cassandra Clare's books anymore, and I think I've outgrown them. But, City of Bones has given me so many memories, for example, Cassie was my first ever author signing event that I ever attended. As well as all the fandom and friends that I have made along the way. At this point, I feel like I am reading them because I find them comforting as her Shadowhunter world is just so established in my mind, that it's incredibly easy for me to lose a sense of myself when I read them.
City of Bones
Cassandra Clare

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

This book took three months to get through. It felt very long and the longer I am reading the book, the more I lose interest in what I am reading. I also feel like I read this a bit too young, as I has only just begun to read epic fantasies. I definitely want to try and read it again, as I think that this could have been more than the three stars that I gave it.
The Way of Kings
Brandon Sanderson

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the greatest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
I started this one a couple of years ago, but ended up putting it down and then never coming back to it. Even though, I know I am going to love this book, to the point that I even put it on my top 10 books list for that year. I just don't know why I never went back to it.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke

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