Thank God it’s Wednesday and that it’s pay week, because work has been chaotic. Since it’s been chaotic, I’ve been working late and I’m utterly exhausted when I get home. Not knowing what I was going to do for today’s post, I decided it was high time to dive back into the collection of book tags I want to do, and this was the first one on the list.
Not going to lie, I’m really glad this is a pretty easy tag, in terms of questions and answers, because I’m 100% ready for bed.
I saw Kathryn @ KathrynBooksville – I’ve linked their blog post, so feel free to check out their answers! While I am pretty much doing this tag right now, because it’s relatively easy and I’m lazy, I do really like it! I love how it’s basically a little bio – get to know me!
So, let’s get into this because my energy is dropping fast.
Alexa // Writing the Universe
Fun Fact: My blog name came from a writing exercise from when I was in college. We were told to use 3 words to describe ourselves – it was an icebreaker game the first day of class. This was like, 7 years ago, and it’s just kind of stuck with me.
Right now, 26. Being an adult is so much fun.
*looks at camera as if in The Office*
Science Fiction/Dystopian. But since that’s kind of scarce in YA at the moment, I’ve been reading a lot of YA/NA High Fantasy. It’s probably the primary genre I read.
FAVORITE MALE AUTHOR:
Hmm, I kind of had to think of this one. I guess I don’t really have a favorite male author…my favorite books tend to be by women, but I guess if I had to choose, then Christopher Paolini. I do claim that he’s the reason I want to be a writer.
FAVORITE FEMALE AUTHOR:
So, this one is easy. Brigid Kemmerer and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
I mean, there are quite a few more that make this list, but these are the two authors that drug me down the YA rabbit hole back in 2012. Prior to finding the Lux Series, Covenant Series and the Elemental Series, I wasn’t really into YA as it is now. I’ve been an avid reader for years, but I definitely spiraled into it all with the discovery of these two authors.
The Host // More Than We Can Tell // Stay with Me // Hunting Prince Dracula
Plus, many, many more.
FIRST BOOK OF 2020?
(How did you like it?)
Diamond City by Francesca Flores. You can check out my whole review here – but this was unfortunately a letdown. Not bad, but I’d felt like I’d read it before.
LAST BOOK OF 2019?
(How did you like it?)
Fate of the Drowned by Carrie Summers. You can check out my whole review here. This was the final book in The Broken Lands Trilogy, and I enjoyed it and thought it closed out the story arc pretty well. I definitely recommend Carrie’s books!
WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A BOOK? / WHAT MAKES IT REALLY STAND OUT?
Okay, so this question isn’t quite as easy. For a few reasons. The first being it’s actually going to require me to think of an answer. I’d be lying if I said that covers are a big draw and that I often buy books, solely based on them. Anything with enemies to lovers is always a draw, but honestly, I don’t consider myself super picky. If it sounds good, or looks pretty, the chances are pretty high that I’ll at least give it a chance.
Hell, I can think of more things that I don’t like in books, that will turn me away from them, then things I actively look for.
DO YOU COLLECT ANY PARTICULAR SETS/EDITIONS OF BOOKS?
Yes, because I have no self-control. I have a few posts that explore some of my collections – I’ll link them below! If I really liked the book, the chance is pretty high that I’ll have more than one copy of it.
FAVORITE PLACE TO READ?
On the beach, but since that’s really only for one week out of the year, probably my couch. It’s so comfy and I either curl up with a blanket, or I spread out and contort my body into a weird position and just read.
DO YOU KEEP BOOKS YOU DON’T LIKE, OR JUST GET RID OF THEM?
For the most part, I tend to un-haul books after a while, if I haven’t gotten to them in at least 3 years. I don’t specifically get rid of books just because I didn’t like them, but they do eventually end up in a pile to get rid of. Also, if I spent a crap ton of money on a book, and end up not liking it, it stays on my shelf because I can’t justify getting rid of it.
WHICH LITERARY CHARACTER BEST DEFINES YOU/DO YOU BEST RELATE TO?
Can I say my own character? Because, her. But if I had to choose a character, then Veronica from Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry. I can’t tell you why I feel so connected to her, I don’t understand it. I share no similarities with her, or anything she goes through in her life, but I read that book and felt fucking seen.
On the other hand, Katniss, and specifically that moment where she’s supposed to be firing arrows in front of the judges and they’re not paying attention to her, so she shoots an arrow at them. The sarcasm and bow is very much something I would do.
Phew, that’s done! Why do I go into these kinds of posts thinking they’ll be quick and easy and then I start rambling…Well, I’m off to bed since I can barely keep my eyes open. Feel free to do this tag if you want – if you tag me in your post, I’ll make sure to go check out your answers.
But I’m going to tag a few fellow bloggers, just because I’m curious to see their answers!
Sammy @ We Write At Dawn
Mo @ MorrBooks
Sage @ Fishing For Books
Kayleigh @ K-Books