Hey, everyone, hope everyone is having a good morning/ afternoon/ evening wherever you are in the world.
So, last week (or two weeks ago- I have officially lost all track of time) I did the cake flavoured book tag, and that was really fun! Unfortunately, I’ve not been tagged in anything else but then I got a lovely comment reminding me that I had been unofficially tagged in the stay at home book tag. And, since I’ve fallen off the radar with posts recently it seemed like the perfect time to do it (well that and the fact that we’re all stuck at home).
Laying in Bed – A Book I Read in a Day.
There aren’t too many books I’ve read in a day, although there’s lots of books that I’ll start reading and then end up reading half of it in one sitting! (I’m looking at you Birthday by Meredith Russo and Eliza and Her Monsters). But one book I did read in one sitting was the English translation of Invisible Differences by Julie Dachez. You can read my (overwhelmingly positive) review of this book here.
Snacking – A Book That is My Guilty Pleasure.
Definitely Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. I must’ve read this years ago, and even though I’ve read a lot of her books and most of her books feel quite samey, this book is definitely my guilty pleasure. I love the story and the characters, and while it does cover some difficult topics, it’s still quite a lighthearted read.
Netflix – A Series I Want to Start.
What series would you recommend reading first?
TV series wise I really need to watch either His Dark Materials (which I finally finished reading the first book in the trilogy) or the Alex Rider series. As a long time fan of the Alex Rider series, I’m really excited to see what the new series is like! Especially as it’s based on the second book in the series which was always my favourite.
Deep Clean – A Book That Has Been on My TBR List For Ages.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I bought this book a couple of years ago just before I went on holiday, and I still haven’t got around to reading it.
Animal Crossing – A Book I Bought Because of the Hype.
Daisy Jones and the Six, I picked this up a couple of months ago because of the hype surrounding but I’ve yet to read it. But since lockdown has provided me with the perfect excuse to read more maybe I’ll get around to it soon!
Productivity- A Book That I Have Learnt From/ Impacted Me.
Oooh that’s hard. Again I’m probably going to have to go with Invisible Differences by Julie Dachez. (Am I allowed to use the same book twice?)
The main character has high functioning autism, and as someone who lives with someone with high functioning autism, I thought this was a really helpful and insightful glimpse into what’s going into their brain.
FaceTime – A Book I Was Gifted.
TL:DR; I read a lot (as you might have guessed) and so people don’t tend to buy me books unless I:
- Won’t shut up about how good the author is.
- Specifically ask for it.
But one book that doesn’t fall into either of those categories is Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. A couple of months ago before receiving this book I had been debating about whether or not to pick up this book before ultimately deciding not to. To say I was thrilled when I got this book would be an understatement, and this book definitely lived up to my expectations.
Self Care – One Thing I’ve Done to Look After Myself.
Read more! I definitely feel like I’ve been reading more during lockdown, but also I’ve really enjoyed colouring, I personally find it really relaxing.
So, there you have it! Feel free to consider yourself unofficially tagged! I’d love to read everyone’s answers.