Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Bookish Meme

I saw this on Jenni's blog and thought it would be fun to do.

1. | What book is currently on your nightstand?

~ Nothing. I keep putting things back because my reading has been so sporadic! My tablet rests there sometimes, though, and more recently I have been reading The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin on in.

2. | What was the last truly great book you read?

~ Nevernight was probably the most recent, but I have read a lot of really good books this year despite reading slumps... 

3. | If you could meet any other, dead or alive, who would it be? And what would you like to know?

~ Man, I have no idea. I have too many favourite authors to ever narrow down who I would like to meet about all others!

4. | What books might someone be surprised to find on your shelves?

~ Well, I don't think my reading is really a secret since I blog about it in some capacity... Most of my shelves are fantasy, science-fiction, historical fiction, and non-fiction. I suppose books that don't meet those genres? I have a bunch of J.D. Robb! I haven't read much from her in years despite efforts to try and get back around to her...

5. | How do you organise your personal library?

~ Currently, it is alphabetical by author. It used to be broken into genres and then by author, but that got too complicated. My TBR is mixed in with my read books, too. If I had more room, it would likely be more broken up. But, I can find books and that is ultimately the important thing!

6. | What book have you always meant to read and haven't gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?

~ This post could go on forever if I discussed every book that I have been meaning to get to and haven't. I think one surprising thing is Sharon Kay Penman. I loved The Sunne in Splendour but have never read anything else by her! As to the second half of this question, there are so many classics that I have never got around to reading... And, I know there are many I would love. One day I will get to them!

7. | Disappointing, overrated, just not good: which book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

~  I know that lots of people love Pullman, but this trilogy didn't work for me at all. It sounded like a me book at the time, but I just only kind of liked it and have never felt any interest in reading the sequels. As to books I have put down? So many. I have started books all over the place the last few months. It is likely not the book, but me, so I won't name names.

8. | What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you steer clear of?

~ I would say my favourite genre is fantasy. It is definitely the type of genre that I can always find stories that I enjoy in it and it is where I am comfortable. As to what I steer clear of... Westerns. I don't think I have read a Western in the entire time I have been blogging.

9. | What do you plan to read next?

~ The Last Days of Magic will likely be my next audio. Have no idea what I will read with my eyes next, though!

*Note, if you plan to do this yourself there was another question that I skipped. Please see Jenni's post if you are interested!


  1. I do straight alphabetical on my shelves too. BUT I did get a little shelf just for my ARCs that I haven't read yet. That feels good/intimidating haha.

  2. Fun reading. I like these types of posts.

  3. Good answers, must look into a few of these books. Felt like you did about Pullman's books. I read them all but wonered what the fuss was about. Found them oddly souless.

  4. Fun post. Great answers! May do it myself soon!

  5. What a great tag! I'm saving to do this soon. I'm organizing just by genre right now but everything's so crammed in that it's hard to tell! I have plans to turn one of the bedrooms into a reading room with lots of shelves and I'm going to organize by genre and then alphabetically. I can't wait!

  6. I love reading memes like these. I might have to borrow this one :)

  7. I'm so sad you didn't like The Golden Compass! But, I get it. I'm glad you gave it a chance. :)

  8. I have an entire wall of shelves that is nothing but TBR books. It's quite sad really. Or enticing depending on which way you look at it!

  9. I've always thought about organising my books by alphabetical order... But I quite like how it is now. I think if my collection grows a lot more, then in the future alphabetical order would be an option - I imagine it makes finding a book quite easy!

    I also wasn't a fun of Philip Pullman's series... Although I did only read 1 and a half of the books!

    The Last Days of Magic looks like a great read - enjoy!!


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