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Would You Rather Book Tag

Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books has tagged me for the Would You Rather Book Tag, so let’s dive right in!

The Rules

Answer the questions given to you by your nominator.
Make up your own questions and tag others.
Sounds easy, right? Well, let’s see…!

Would you rather spend one day in your favourite fantasy world but never meet the main characters of the story OR meet the characters from your favourite fantasy book but in our world?

Meet the characters from my favourite fantasy book but in our world! A) because I’d want to be able to meet them b) all my favourite fantasies are set in very….tumultuous times, to put it one way.

One of my favourites books I’d love to meet the main characters from is the Ruin of Kings!

Would you rather have a (friend) date with a villain you love or a protagonist you dislike?

Villain all the way!

Would you rather have a massive book collection but they’re all paperbacks OR only have one small sized bookcase with only special editions of your favourite books?

I love paperbacks so even though I do collect some special editions I’d rather have lots to read!

Would you rather meet your favourite author or your favourite fictional character?

Ooh that’s a hard one. I’d want to pick both, though for the sake of choosing I’d pick meet my favourite author. After all they are responsible for creating my favourite characters!

Would you rather have a mediocre TV adaptation of your favourite book or no adaptation at all?

I think none at all and then I’d pretend that means there’s still a chance down the road for it to get adapted brilliantly.

Would you rather never find another favourite book but read all four stars books OR find new favourites but all the rest are three stars and lower?

Continue to find new favourites!

Would you rather try out one fictional dish or listen to one fictional musical composition?

A fictional dish. There’s so many I’d love to try! I’ve been rereading the first two Daevabad books and I’m currently reading Empire of Gold and everything sounds so delicious!

Would you rather be cast as the protagonist of an hypothetical adaptation of your favourite book OR be the one to adapt it for TV?

As much as I have a few characters I’d love to have the talent to play, I’d rather, be the one to adapt it for TV because then I’d go and hire people that would do it well and ensure the author is heavily involved!

I’d love to get the Godblind trilogy adapted for an epic TV show.

Would you rather make friends with a fictional pet or a fictional AI?

Fictional pet! To be honest AI has always unnerved me a little bit 🙈

Would you rather read a “good” but poorly written ending or a “bad” but well written ending?

“Bad” with a well written ending because that can salvage the whole thing but there’s nothing worse than a good book that would have been a favourite having an absolute terrible ending.

Now I’m terribly lazy so I’m breaking the rules 🙈 and using Silvia’s questions again ~ tagging BrooklynCaitShan and whoever else would like to do the tag!

  1. Would you rather spend one day in your favourite fantasy world but never meet the main characters of the story OR meet the characters from your favourite fantasy book but in our world?
  2. Would you rather have a (friend) date with a villain you love or a protagonist you dislike?
  3. Would you rather have a massive book collection but they’re all paperbacks OR only have one small sized bookcase with only special editions of your favourite books?
  4. Would you rather meet your favourite author or your favourite fictional character?
  5. Would you rather have a mediocre TV adaptation of your favourite book or no adaptation at all?
  6. Would you rather never find another favourite book but read all four stars books OR find new favourites but all the rest are three stars and lower?
  7. Would you rather try out one fictional dish or listen to one fictional musical composition?
  8. Would you rather be cast as the protagonist of an hypothetical adaptation of your favourite book OR be the one to adapt it for TV?
  9. Would you rather make friends with a fictional pet or a fictional AI?
  10. Would you rather read a “good” but poorly written ending or a “bad” but well written ending?
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The Stuck at Home Book Tag

I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps for The Stuck at Home Book Tag created by Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks! (Also thank you Laura for having perfect timing because I was stuck for post ideas in between reviews 💖)

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

Lets jump right in!

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading three books; Traitor’s Moon, The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Court of Miracles. Some solid old-school fantasy, a staple and an upcoming release that promises to be very good (I’ve only just started) 👀👀

What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?

Well, reading is the obvious one. That said I’ve still been working so really I’m actually reading less than usual because work is so busy.

Other than that, binging solid-escapism tv shows, such as The Untamed or most recently My Roommate Is A Detective!

A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?

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Apart from all the books, ever – one of the top books on my ‘I really need to read this’ is The Poppy War by RF Kuang. I have been meaning/wanting to read this for so long, someone shame me.

 

 

 

 

An intimidating book on your tbr?

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The Binding by Bridget Collins. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book but. But. I’ve also heard that it will destroy me so I am both very much looking forward to reading it and lowkey terrified to 😅

 

 

 

Top three priority books on your tbr?

Tough choice (and to be honest it constantly changes….that said Miserere by Teresa Frohock, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by KS Villoso and Her Dark Vanessa. A varied mix of genres but all ones I am very much looking forward to reading.

Recommend a short book

43263515._SY475_The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht, This is my favourite short story. It’s dark and twisted and a goddamn delight, clocking in at 160 pages. If you love villains you’ll love this. Fair warning though it’s not for the faint of heart.

 

 

 

Recommend a long book

Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan. It’s 745 pages of classic fantasy. I love Vaelin Al Sorna so much and I’ve actually been wanting to reread this series because I miss it. What I wouldn’t give to see it onscreen.

There’s also Mo Dao Zu Shi (The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation) aka the novel that The Untamed is based on. Since it’s a web novel I don’t accurately know the page count but it’s 400k + in it’s word count, so an absolute chonker.

Something you’d love to do while stuck at home

Actually practise my German! I don’t want to lose my skills but always seem to lack the time or motivation to practise. I need to just make time but as I’m sure most of you know that’s easier said than done.

What do you plan on reading next?

I’m actually think of doing a reread of The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper books; both because book three will be out soon and because it was just announced that they’re being adapted into a tv series for Netflix!

I’m tagging Shan @ shanshelves, Jill @ jilljemmett and everyone else that would love to do the tag!

Until next time xx

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WWW Wednesday #2

I’m back with a post! I’ve been kinda absent lately because of the state of the world and being busy with work so I’m here with a small WWW update. Not that I’ve managed a whole lot of reading since my last post. 

WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It involves answering the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you plan on reading next?

What are you currently reading?

74273I’m currently reading (albeit) slowly, Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling. Traitor’s Moon is book 3 of the Nightrunner series, which is an old-school queer fantasy that follows Seregil and Alec on their adventures. I love this series so much. It had been a while since I read book 2, so it’s been fun to be back in the Nightrunner world.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

50904441._SX318_SY475_I finished Proper’s Demon by K.J. Parker a few days ago. It’s a novella from Tor.com about a (very morally grey) exorcist. I gave it three stars, whilst it wasn’t mind blowing it was enjoyable to read and it was nice to be able to finish something in one go that didn’t need a while lot of concentration.

 

What do you plan on reading next?

33973264That’s a very good question. Lately I haven’t been able to really plan on what I pick up because giving how finicky my mood has been when it comes to what I feel like reading, I haven’t stuck to a tbr or the sense of obligation will just kill my reading mood.

That said, I’m thinking of picking up The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant soon, since it’s a review copy and an anticipated read. Finger’s crossed it lives up to the hype!

Until next time x

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. This is my first time doing this meme and I’m going to try do it semi-regularly! It involves answering the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you plan on reading next?

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo, out at the end of this month!

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected on Water by Zen Cho, which I really enjoyed. It’s a found fantasy wuxia novella, that is the perfect size to devour in a sitting.

What do you plan on reading next?

That’s the million dollar question, there’s a few that I’m trying to pick between including; Miserere by Teresa Frohock, Throne of the Five Winds by SC Emmett, The Fortress by SA Jones and The Poppy War by RF Kuang.

Have you read any of these books? Are you planing to?

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Shelfie by Shelfie Book Tag

I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps for the Shelfie by Shelfie Book Tag! (You should definitely check out her take on the tag as well, I saw some favourites 😍) The tag was created by Bibliobeth.

So to jump right…

My shelfie

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The Questions

1. Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?

This is my (work-in-progress) queer Tor titles bookshelf, though the books themselves aren’t organised beyond series.

Books on the shelf:
~ Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
~ Amberlough (x2), Armistice and Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly
~ The Perfect Assassin by KA Doore
~ Docile by KM Szpara
~ The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
~ Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
~ The Tiger’s Daughter, The Phoenix Empress & The Warrior Moon by K Arsenault Rivera
~ Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
~ A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light by VE Schwab
~ Vier Farben Der Magie by VE Schwab
~ The Ruin of Kings & The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons

2. Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you i.e. how you got it/a memory associated with it, etc.

Docile! I legit fucking screamed when I opened the packaged. It is hands down my single-most anticipated release of 2020. I had been trying since Feb to see if I could get a review copy be it physical or an eARC but I figured since I was international it was highly likely I’d get nothing at all. So to get a physical arc at the end of July, months before release legit sent me.

3. Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?

That’s just cruel quite frankly. But if I absolutely had to probably my German edition of ADSOM since I have the English one and I haven’t been practising lately so my German is abysmal 💀

4. Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?

I mean if I can’t do all of them then at the very least Docile for the reasons mentioned above and the fact it’s an ARC which is a little harder to replace.

5. Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time? 

I do believe the Tiger’s Daughter since I got that when it first released (which was still only 2017), though these are all rather recent releases so it’s not exactly a long long time 😅

I owned the Shades of Magic beforehand but because I sold my standard copies and got the special editions, technically I haven’t had them as long.

6. Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?

The Name of All Things, which I received from Pan Macmillan. Fucking love these books, the series is *chef’s kiss*

7. Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)

A reread of Docile! I have no words for how much I loved it and I was ready for round two as soon as I finished it the first time.

8. If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.

There are, though you can’t see them in the shelfie photo. An official Red London standard mark by Badali Jewellery and the House cards from Gideon the Ninth!

9. What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?

I’m hella gay and Tor provides.

10. Choose other bloggers to tag or choose a free question you make up yourself.

Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books
Lucien @ Lucien in the Stars
Brooklyn @ Brooklyn the Bookworm

As always even if you’re not tagged feel free to do it and tag me!

This was a lot of fun so keep an eye out because I’ll likely be featuring another shelf soon.