Thank you to Meghan for tagging me — or should I say daring me? — to do the I Dare You Book Tag! I thought I had done this one before, but it turns out that I haven’t!
What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Of the books that I currently have in my possession, I’m pretty sure that honor goes to The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, which I have owned since I was approximately… born, and is one of my childhood books that my mom recently sent me.
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Last: I just finished Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews and I hated it.
Next: Probably I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, but I haven’t actually decided yet!
What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Pretty much everything? But no, more specifically… Illuminae.
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Most of what’s on my physical shelf, honestly. A lot of my Book of the Month mysteries would probably qualify.
What book are you saving for retirement?
Oh goodness. Um. It would have to be something long, like The Wise Man’s Fear, but I’m pretty sure I’ll read that before I retire.
Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
They’re fine, I guess. I don’t usually pay much attention to them, though.
Which book character would you switch places with?
LUCY FROM THE HATING GAME.
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (place, time, person?)
Yes, I actually did a Top Ten Tuesday post about this! I can definitely associate books with specific events in my life.
Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
My boyfriend gave me Troll as a gift for hitting 1,000 followers on this blog and so that I could hate-read and hate-review it.
Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Like, one of my books? I mean, I’ve lent them out. Or do you mean just giving books as gifts? Because I’ve done that a lot.
Which book has been with you most places?
Maybe Emma? I bought it when I was in high school and it’s moved with me seven times. I still haven’t read it.
Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
Honestly, I never had a problem with the required reading in high school. It was college lit classes that really did me in. There were definitely some books I couldn’t finish in those classes that I ended up not hating years later, like Kallocain.
Used or brand new?
Either way, as long as I’m reading. 🙂
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Once upon a time, twelve-year-old Sara heard the hype about The Da Vinci Code and decided to read it. That was more than half my life ago, so I remember almost nothing, but yes. I have.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Probably. I really don’t watch that many movies, though, so I can’t think of one off the top of my head.
Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Yes, most recently Sourdough. I still want to bake some bread.
Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
There’s no one whose advice I’ll always take, because I have enough books I want to read on my own without factoring in everyone else’s opinions, but I definitely trust my boyfriend! We have the exact same opinion on books most of the time.
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
I wouldn’t say it’s outside of my comfort zone, but I don’t typically love books written in verse. That said, I really loved The Poet X!
Please consider yourself tagged if you think this looks fun! Which book are you saving for retirement? What’s the last book that made you hungry? Let’s talk in the comments!