The Five Ws Book Tag

BookTag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, and this one looked like fun!

This tag was created by Shyla at Words & Stitches, and I found it via The Bibliophagist.


WHO | WHO IS AN AUTHOR YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE WITH?

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This one is easy: Neil Gaiman. He’s been one of my favorite writers for years, and I would love the opportunity to geek out over all of his books with him and to know where he gets his inspiration from.

WHAT | WHAT GENRE/STYLE DO YOU MOST OFTEN GRAVITATE TO?

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Photo by Jeff Finley on Unsplash

Science-fiction and fantasy. I’m obsessed with discovering new worlds and new civilizations (can you tell I’m a Trekkie?!). I also love complex magic systems in fantasy settings. I grew up reading The Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia, so it’s no wonder that it’s still my favorite genre years later.

WHERE | WHERE DO YOU PREFER TO READ?

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Curled up in either my bed or in a big, cozy chair with my cat sitting in my lap and a hot cup of coffee or tea next to me.

WHEN | WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU PREFER TO READ?

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Late afternoon to early evening. I usually spend the mornings on my day off working on the blog, and I get tired easily if I read late at night, so 3-9PM is my preferred time.

WHY | WHY IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

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The Road – Cormac McCarthy

My favorite book is Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. I’ll admit that it’s sort of an unusual favorite since it’s terrifying and brutal, but that’s actually one of the reasons I’m so drawn to it. It’s very rare that I read a book that genuinely unsettles me, but this post-apocalyptic novel does so every time I reread it, which is once a year.

I love McCarthy’s writing style. We never learn what caused the destruction the world is experiencing, and we never learn the characters’ names. It’s vague but leaves the readers feeling that this could happen to them. It pulls you into the story in a way that no other book I’ve read ever has.

BONUS: HOW | HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT SELECTING WHAT BOOK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

A combination of randomly selecting a book off of my Goodreads TBR shelf and trying to get through the massive pile of physical books that I’ve bought. When I truly cannot decide I have my boyfriend pick out my next book for me, which has led to some interesting choices in the past.


There ya go. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.

Author: Penny Wright

Absolutely bookish.

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