NY Times By The Book Tag

 

This tag has been going on the booktube community, and it piqued my interest. And because I don’t have BookTube channel, I am doing it again in blog from. This tag was originally created by Marie Berg on Youtube.

So let’s begin, here are the questions:

1. What book is on your night stand now?

Well, books actually. I am simultaneously reading four books now, one in ebook form hahah I know what have I gotten myself into? The physical books are: A Clash Of Kings by George RR Martin which i’m already 312 pages in. I find it a little slow-paced as compared to Game of Thrones. Second book is Practicing Misis by Rosan Katlea Reodica a book written by a Filipina, which I am really enjoying, super funny and informative! Third book is Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, I am already 32 pages in and I am enjoying it so far. I have heard nothing but great things.

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

Oh, this is hard to answer. But I’d have to go with Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, oh how I’ve missed Palahniuk’s writing. I think I have established the fact that Chuck P is one of my favorite authors of all time. So this comes as a no brainer, I have loved Fight Club a little too much, its concept is twisted yet very addictive! It is full of testosterone, which is fine by me, most readers are opposed to books with too much masculinity in it, for lack of a better word. But as for my case, I really enjoy books with such themes and with an abundance of testosterone.

3. If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

I would choose Pablo Neruda, his life seemed to be a really interesting one, I would like to know the person he was thinking about when he was writing majority of his poems.

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

Hmmm, I don’t think there is a specific book that someone will be surprised to see on my shelf. I read a little bit of everything, but because I had to choose maybe you will all be surprised to see the book American Gangbang by Sam Benjamin. Basing from the title itself, you pretty much know the rundown. It was a memoir about a guy who dreams to make quality porn films, trying to make a difference in the said industry. It could be pretty graphic, but I tell you, the writing is really impeccable, it was flawless. I wish he would write a novel, because I will surely read it.

5. How do you organize your personal library.

By authors, sometime by height. Hahah I don’t know. My shelf is pretty messed up right now.

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

The book I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t gotten around yet is Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway. I’ve been meaning to read any Ernest Hemingway, and I’ve been told it is best to start with this book, but I couldn’t bring myself to crack open the spine and immense myself in his writing. Soon, though soon.

I feel embarrassed never to have read would be Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, yep you read that right. I have not read an Austen book, ever in my life. Well, I never claimed I have, so… I will remedy that soon, I promise.

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

For me it is the Selection series by Kiera Cass, I never say this a lot, because I truly respect people who enjoyed them. But the series just wasn’t for me, I found the characters too weak and whiny, the plot too mediocre and just too predictable to a fault. So yep, I don’t want to use the word hate, but it is so close to that. So sorry to big fans. I know we vary tastes in books. I respect your tastes, and please respect mine.

The last book I put down without finishing is Behind Your Back by Chelsea Cameron, I love NA, but this specific book, aint doing it for me. It’s going on in circles, and I just grew tired with all the nonsense, in my defense I was 65% or so, and I thought to myself if it continues to be this boring at that point, then I don’t know what could be its saving grace. I never DNF a book, I don’t want to make it as habit, but this book just brought our that side of me.

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

I love stories with angels, or FBI agents or marines, captive-captor, any of that and Im sold.

I stay clear from horror stories. I tend to have nightmares. I’m a baby deal with it. haha

9. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

Hmm, I would suggest Woman Alone and Other Plays by Frana Rame and Darlo Fo, presidents should read more feminist themed books, not that I am insinuating something. haha

10. What do you plan to read next?

After Im down with all the books on my night stand hahah and the binge reading of NA I am planning on, I’ll be reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It is about damn time.

 

Yay! I’m tagging dear friends to do this tag:

Cath of To All The Books Ive Read Before

Jenny of Jayne V Books

Elena of The Queen Reads

Janna of BibliophileMom

Pearl of Bibliopearl

Bea of Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

 

If you want to do this, then consider yourself tagged! 🙂

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  3. Aaaah, Burial Rites 🙂 Such a beautifully written book, I hope you’ll end up loving it!
    I’ve seen this Tag go around and I think the questions are really interesting so I might end up answering them too 😉

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