When I saw this tag on Holly’s blog, Nut Free Nerd, I just knew that I had to do it! I don’t think there’s a tag that is better suited for me or this blog! The tag was created by Kate @ meltingpotsandothercalamities — thanks for creating such an adorable tag!
Also, my adorable kitty Clary modeled for the graphic for this post! Isn’t she just the sweetest?! She just turned 3 in July, and is the best reader buddy and love I could have asked for!
Purr: As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?
I have to go with the first or third book in the Harry Potter series, Sorcerer’s Stone or Prisoner of Azkaban. I love this first because every time I open it up it feels like going home (J.K. Rowling spoke true words when she said that Hogwarts would always be there to “welcome [us] home”), and I love the third because of Harry’s relationship with Sirius.
Sleep: What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?
I hate to use a classic for this because I do like classics! No hate for the classics! But Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy was just so so boring for me. I honestly couldn’t deal with all of the lengthy descriptions. The ending was interesting though!
Twitch while dreaming: Have you ever dreamt of a book you read?
Bringing it back to Harry Potter for this one! I’ve dreamt about being a Hogwarts student, the honorary fourth member of the trio, participating in the battle of Hogwarts, being Draco’s love interest…*sigh* there’s just something about a bad boy!
Seems to play nice…until the claws are out!: Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?
I’ve read so many plot-twisty books in my time, so I’m going to go with a recent read that I really liked: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. There were a couple points while reading this that I had to take a moment and let what happened sink in.
Catnip: What’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. Well, any of the books in that series really. They are just so adorable, and there’s baking, and family, and they’re just wonderfully cute stories.
Cat breeds: Your favorite book(s)?
Well, besides Harry Potter, a book that recently earned its place in my all-time favorites is Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. Books about books will always have a special place in my heart, and this one is just so beautifully written, I couldn’t not include it!
Getting the cat: How did you find your favorite book(s)?
My favorites pre-blogging, when I was much younger, were found thanks to me wandering the shelves at my school library or the bookstore. But now, I find all the books I love thanks to fellow book bloggers and even publishers! I hadn’t even heard of Words in Deep Blue before it appeared on my porch!
Being in places they shouldn’t: Least favorite cliché?
I guess this isn’t a cliché, but more of a trope: love triangles. Yes, I always say how I don’t mind them, and I often fall victim to their spell, but in retrospect, they’re so unrealistic! Unless of course, you’re talking about Ben from The Bachelor.
I’m also really over the damsel in distress thing. If a book has that, I probably won’t keep reading. Us girls don’t need a man! Get with the times, authors who write those clichés!
The good old cardboard box: Most underrated book series?
Hmm… book series… I haven’t read a book from a series for a very long time. I’m kind of over series, honestly? I was going to change this to a standalone and say The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore, but then I thought of The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter. I haven’t finished the series yet, but the first book was a stand-out. I haven’t heard that much about the series online — it definitely deserves more praise!