Hello! Today I have a fun book tag for you. I found this tag from Consu from Paper Eyed Girl — a fantastic blog, please check it out when you get a chance.
Not sure where this one originated, if anyone knows please let me know so I can edit in credit to the creator. 🙂 Without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Do you have a book with deckled edges?
Ummm, yes, I know I do but I can’t think of one in particular right now and I don’t want to go shelf diving right now because it’s too much work haha. Whoops. 🙂 I’m pretty sure some of my Anne Rice books have deckled edges on them.
2. Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?
Why yes, yes I do. At first I couldn’t think of any but now that I’m pondering it, I know of at least two and there are probably a few more lurking around in my collection–the Dragonlance omnibus is coming to mind here as well. But for the purposes of this tag we’ll highlight Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse because that cover is amazing. Look at all that fire! And fierce women! ❤
3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?
Like a retelling? Yes, I probably have a lot of them, especially because fairytale retellings are one of my favorite things. However, for this I’m going with one that’s in my TBR and hope to get to soon-ish because it’s based on an actual book and not just fairytales which don’t always have a set version or an author you can pin down. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell is a reimagining of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, but like….in space and stuff. Sounds fascinating, right?
4. Do you have a book with a title 10 letters long?
Exactly 10 letters?!? Thank you Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell for coming through for me, PHEW. This one is in my audiobook collection, that still counts, right???
5. Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?
Yes!!!! Yes I do. Turning Darkness into Light by Marie Brennan which both starts and ends with the letter ‘T’. This was one of my favorite reads of the year too, just an absolute joy to read and also to revisit the world of Lady Trent. I’m hoping the author decides to write more in this world eventually. I have this as an ebook.
6. Do you have a Mass Market Paperback book?
Oh, I have SO MANY. I guess I’ll just pick one from random.
I absolutely love Robin McKinley, she’s one of my favorite authors. Not only because she wrote a bunch of fairy tale retellings but that helps! The Blue Sword is the first in her Damar duology if I’m remembering correctly, I still haven’t read The Hero and the Crown yet–it languishes in my TBR. I think almost all of McKinley’s books that I own are mass market paperbacks now that I’m thinking about it…
7. Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?
Oh, I think I have a lot of these too. Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw is one of my favorites! I don’t know what Vivian’s real name is, she actually told me at a book signing that she fought not to have her actual name on the copyright page (apparently she really dislikes it?) and so, unlike a lot of authors writing under pen names who can easily be found out through looking at the copyright, not so with Shaw. 🙂 Anyway, I love this series and you should check it out if you’re looking for a cozy urban fantasy featuring some lovely monsters.
8. Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?
I thought this one would be tough for a minute but luckily I remembered The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. What a lovely book! The main character is named January so perhaps the title makes a little more sense now. Or maybe it doesn’t unless you also realzie this isa bout portals to other worlds.
9. Do you have a book with 2 maps in it?
This is where it’s handy to have a ton of fantasy novels laying around hahah. Inda by Sherwood Smith has exactly two maps in the front of the book, just checked. Phew!
10. Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris is the first book of her Sookie Stackhouse aka Southern Vampire series which the HBO series True Blood is based on. I was a huge fan of the series before the show came out and actually remember when Charlaine announced on her blog that the show was in the works. I was so excited, it felt like it took forever from that announcement until the first episode actually aired.
11. Do you have a book written by someone who is originally famous for something else? (celebrity/athlete/politician/tv personality…)
Does non-fiction count? The only thing fantasy adjacent I can think of is Felecia Day’s book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) which one of my good friends bought me for Christmas one year. Such a fun read and super relatable.
12. Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?
Well, I’m sure I do somewhere because with over 2000 books I’m bound to have one in the pile but….I can’t find one so I give up. I almost went with Neverwhere from Neil Gaiman just cuz one cover has Big Ben on the cover but…although I’ve read that one I can’t remember if I actually own a copy, I think I got it out from the library. O.o
13. Do you have a poetry book?
I actually have several! My husband’s grandmother loved poetry apparently and we inherited her collection of poetry books. I also have a book of Rumi and Longfellow somewhere in the mix that are mine.
14. Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin is the one that came to mind immediately, but I’m sure that I have some others as well. Fantastic series, totally see why it swept the Hugos.
15. Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?
Apparently not??? How is this possible??? lololol
16. Do you have a book of short stories?
I have a TON. Like, more than half a book case of them. One of the latest acquisitions is Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker, a very accomplished short fiction writer and now a novelist as well!
17. Do you have a book that is between 500-510 pages long?
Well this is very specific. I probably do but I don’t think I’m going to tear apart my library looking for one. I did recently make a post about books over 500 pages so if you’re looking for a tome you can check that out. 🙂
18. Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?
I have quite a few that fit this as well, but for now enjoy this weird cover of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle. These were some of my favorite books in middle school! I have yet to see the movie version.
19. Do you have a graphic novel?
Yep! Monstress by Marjorie Liu was just recently added to my TBR pile and I’m hoping to get to it soon! I don’t read a ton of comics/graphic novels, but I do have several on hand (Saga, East of West, Descender, Sandman….to name a few).
20. Do you have a book written by 2 or more authors?
All the books I have by Ilona Andrews are by more than two people because it’s a pen name for a husband and wife writing duo. 🙂 Magic Bites is the first book in thier Kate Daniels urban fantasy series. I’m a fan! I need to read some of their other series now for sure.
This was a fun tag to fill out, a bit of a scavenger hunt and also really tested my memory! If you want to fill this one out, please consider yourself tagged. 🙂