I wasn’t tagged to do this. I was scrolling through my WordPress Reader, liking and catching up on posts and I stumbled upon Victoria’s post over on What Vicky Read. This tag was originally created by Angharad and Becky over on Two Book Thieves.
Like everyone else who owns a switch or bought one in March at the beginning of all the chaos, I’ve been obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Yes, I totally went to Target before it was frowned upon to leave your house, to purchase a switch, solely so I could play this game. I’ve racked up almost 300 hours of gameplay…ooof, I didn’t realize it was that high.
I have no life in quarantine!
I can’t go anywhere, so you’d think I’d be real world productive. Maybe finally finish my WIP revisions, pick up some new life skill, exercise…but no, unless running around on an island for hours on end counts.
I didn’t think so.
I don’t want to say I’ve wasted hours playing this game, but let’s be real. I’ve wasted hours playing this game. I don’t regret it…though there is a ramp I’m regretting, but that’s beside the point. I used to play AC: Wild World back in high school, and I loved it. Since then I’ve played AC: Pocket Camp since it came out, so naturally I’m playing AC: New Horizons. I love this new iteration of the game. I love my island, the villagers and the freedom to create your own world. All the photos in this post are from my own island, which I think will forever be a Work In Progress. But right now, I’m pretty happy with how it’s looking.
There are definitely a few things I’m still in the process of changing and a few items I’m dying to get my hands on. I like my island to feel more natural, though Isabelle keeps telling me I have too many trees…
But let’s jump into the tag!
Past Villager – Who is the character you found when you were younger that still has a place in your heart?
Hmmm, this might be a tie between Harry Potter and Eragon. Both have massively sentimental places in my heart. I’m honestly not sure I’ve I can choose which one is more, because they both influenced very important aspects of my life.
Blather’s Blatherings – Recommend a historical fiction book that you think everyone should read.
Easy. Stalking Jack the Ripper. This is probably a super common answer, but 1) the series is amazing, Thomas is delightful and 2) I don’t really read historical fiction, so my options are limited.
Celeste’s Wish – What is a future book release you wish you could read now?
Oh, there are honestly so many. But I guess if I really had to choose…To Sleep In A Sea of Stars. I read a partial eARC of this and I’m dying. I need to know what happens next, and the book doesn’t come out until September and this waiting is cruel.
Timmy & Tommy – What is your favorite sibling relationship in a book?
I don’t know if I have a favorite…but recently I read Shielded by KayLynn Flanders and the sibling relationship between Jenna and her brother is wonderful. Where there could be so much contention, there is this unyielding love and loyalty…and they push each other’s buttons the way only siblings can.
The Easter Bunny – A popular book character you’re not a big fan of.
I find her whiny most of the time, and her motives questionable.
Nook’s Loans – An author you give all your money to.
But there are honestly quite a few. I don’t know how much I’ve spent on Brigid’s books, but it’s definitely a sum, and I don’t regret any of it and I love my collection. If anyone wants to help me complete it…
The Sisters Able – What is your favorite fictional family (found or otherwise).
Would it be wrong to name my own characters in my WIP?
If so, I’m not entirely sure. I love it when characters choose who they deem as family, but I don’t think I have a favorite.
It’s a C+ – What is a book trope you don’t like that keeps popping up?
I haven’t fished in like a week, because I kept catching sea bass. The joke is old.
Insta-love is one that I often roll my eyes at. I don’t hate it – I think if there is a legit reason for the instant connection then it can work. If it’s just wham, in love, I don’t buy it. I don’t know, I’m conflicted.
The Wandering Camel – What is your favorite book set in a land far from yours?
Air Awakens. That book – the whole series really is fantastic, and the world Elise created is so vast and interesting. It would be really interesting to go there and see it. Same with the characters, I’d love to meet the characters.
What Would Dodo’s Do? – A fictional land you could fly way to at any moment.
Honestly, probably Hogwarts. I’ve always thought it would be so cool to there and be a student. I’d stick out with my American accent, but oh well. I’d be a witch, practicing and learning magic, and that’s all that would matter.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I tag anyone who wants to do it!