Hi bookish friends, how are you today? What book(s) are you reading this week? As always, on Wednesday, I’m going to answer some questions, bookish-related. I’m so, so late on my tags, and it’s a nice way for me to talk about books without really being my crazy self all the time, haha.
I have to thank the wonderful Erika and Giselle for tagging me to do this, a while ago, I can’t even remember when, haha. If you ask me, courtship makes me think about those old-fashioned romances, big dresses and gentlemen….
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
Okay, I’ll admit it: There are days when I just want to buy books because of their gorgeous covers. It’s a bit shallow, I’ll admit it, but we also NEED to admire more the designer’s work, especially when it looks THIS GOOD. Ten Thousand Pieces of You is one of these books where the cover took my breath away. The whole series covers are gorgeous, and the writing and story inside is quite great, too, so…it’s the whole package of AWESOMENESS here.
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?
I’m going to talk about a book I recently finished reading, but that no one knows about, haha, it’s Pretending to be Erica. It’s a debut, and what caught my eye really is the synopsis. A girl trying to pass off for another girl, pretending to be someone she’s not? That must be crazy, right? Well, IT IS. If I thought about this one before, it could’ve gone on my crazy books selection the other week…
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing
Ugh, I kind of struggled for that question, but I’m going to take my most recent read too, and it’s The Summer of Chasing Mermaids. My first Sarah Ockler book, and damn, that woman writes like a dream, I love it.
Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
WHY does these questions have to be so hard?! I’m sorry, but I’m going to talk about The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer once again, because it’s one of these weird books that had me hooked from the first page, and ‘til the last one.
Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
I’m trying to be reasonable, but sometimes there are BOOKS. So, well, there’s that. Oh, you’re looking for a book here, right? I’m going to say Sanctuary Bay, because damn, I expected this one to be good, but not THAT good. And I certainly didn’t expect half of the twists and turns in that story.
Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
Hello Patrick Ness, here we meet again, in my brain you haunted me for DAYS, letting me wonder if, really, there were MORE THAN THIS. I’m still not over that book, and I wish I could read it again for the first time.
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?
You know, I’m a marshmallow. And when I read a book like Isla and the happily ever after, I can’t help it but MELT completely. This story was just too cute, and I JUST HAD FEELINGS.
Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?
Forever recommending I’ll Give You The Sun to every person, reader or not, every living and breathing thing on that planet. Hell, I’d recommend that one to a tree, it’s so beautiful I could talk about it for hours.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?
Obviously this question asks me about my favorite reads. Well, hm, keeping on with all of this obviousness, I’ll say any John Green book, because he’s my favorite of all times.
Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?
I think that every single blogger I know did that tag at some point, most especially last year, because I’ve seen it around a lot. And I know, for some reason, I’m only doing it now. If you haven’t done it, or feel inspired to, PLEASE do, I am tagging YOU!