I was reading through book blogs on WordPress and came across a lovely blog called Sophie’s Corner. The post I found was the Bookish Bucket List Tag and I really enjoyed the questions, so here we are.
What books or series that intimidate you (because of length, density, subject) would feel like an accomplishment to finish?
Anything by Leo Tolstoy. I’ve always wanted to read War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but both books are around 1,000 pages. I read a lot of large books, so that’s not necessarily what’s holding me back. I think it’s the combination of length and age. Tolstoy’s books were released in the late 1800s and translated from Russian, so I have a feeling that the language of the books might be difficult.
What author would you like to co-author a book with?
Brandon Sanderson. I would love to write some kind of epic high fantasy with him, and also learn how he creates such intricate, beautiful worlds.
If you could interview any author for your blog, who would it be? What’s one question you would ask?
I would love the opportunity to interview Leigh Bardugo. I love all of her Grisha books and would want to talk with her about her inspiration and world-building.
The first question I would ask is which character from all of the Grisha books was the most difficult to write, and why. I love learning an author’s process for character development.
As a writer, what genre is out of your comfort zone that you’d like to conquer someday and write within?
When I write, it’s almost always fantasy or science fiction, so I would love to write a contemporary novel. I have such a strong push to add fantastical elements to everything I write, so writing a contemporary story would be interesting for me.
What specific edition of a book would you like to own someday? It could be rare, a first edition, an anniversary edition, signed, or one with a cover special to you, etc.
This should be no surprise to anyone who reads my blog. The Hobbit is my favorite book, and I would do almost anything to own the UK first edition published in 1937. And if it were a signed copy? I don’t even know how I would handle that.
Are there any books or bookish items that you’d like to collect?
I’d love to have a large collection of Penguin’s clothbound classics. They’re all so gorgeous, and there are so many great books that they’ve printed in these editions.
Name one bookish place you’d like to visit. (Not somewhere you’d like to visit because of a book and not a fictional place within a book. A library, bookstore, etc.)
Daunt Books in London organizes all of their books by country, and I love the idea of that, especially since I’m learning German and have been trying to get into German literature. Reading books from a particular country can teach you so much about their culture, history, and habits, and I love being able to travel via book.
Name one bookish event you’d like to attend.
Definitely BookCon. While I’m pretty sure I’d feel super overwhelmed by the crowds, I would love the opportunity to go. My goal is to go to BookCon 2021.
Your WIP is getting published and designing the cover is solely up to you. What does it look like?
My WIP is fantasy, and more than likely it would be a black cover with gold foil. With some decoration, of course.
What’s one thing you’d like to accomplish within the bookish world? As a writer, reading, blogger, whatever you want.
This question is easy to answer – I want to be a published author. Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to have a book be published. I feel like that would be one of the biggest accomplishments of my life.
Another, the more futuristic-in-the-shorterm goal is to reach 10,000 blog followers. I’m just at over 1,000 now, so I’ve got a long way to goal, but the blog has grown so much faster than I ever could have imagined over the past year.
I love that this book tag was focused on questions for both readers and writers. If you want to be tagged for this tag, consider yourself tagged! If you do this tag or already have, leave your link down in the comments! I’d love to read your answers!