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Hello there! I thought it would be cool if you (yes you!) knew a little bit more about Emma (that’s me!), the person behind the words you see! Since this is a literary blog, I went searching for a set bookish related questions to answer so you can get a feeling of me and my preferences.
With much anticipation: the A-Z Book Tag!
A – Author you read the most books from:
I can’t recall one specific author I read much more than others, but I do enjoy Ruta Sepetys books!
B – Best Sequel Ever:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyers
I wouldn’t name it the best sequel ever, but I did thoroughly enjoy it.
C – Currently Reading:
Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich by Laura A Adams
D – Drink of choice while reading:
I don’t have a preference, but usually it would be water or Mr Pibb.
E – E-reader or Physical Book:
While I love the feeling of having a physical book in my hand, I love how portable my kindle is, making reading on the go much easier!
F – Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Honestly, I didn’t really date in High School, so I don’t feel like there is a character that I would have dated. However, I would have totally had a crush on Jem from The Infernal Devices.
G – Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
I’m going to switch this up slightly by stating a genre of books, and that is non fiction. I used to hate reading non fiction, but lately I have find myself picking out more non fiction that fiction books to read!
H – Hidden Gem Book:
Ashes of Roses by MJ Auch
I read this in 8th grade for our historical fiction unit and I absolutely fell in love with it. It is the first book I remember pulling an all nighter to finish.
I – Important moment in your reading life:
I’m going to switch this one up a bit as well with an important moment in my writing life. And that would be when I decided to take Creative Writing my sophomore year of high school!
I had an amazing teacher (who is still supporting me years later! Shout out to Mrs Trier!). The creative writing classes with her were what helped me to see that I could actually do what I love!
J – Just finished:
Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Hannah K. Chapman and Lauren Burke, Illustrated by Kaley Bales
K – Kinda of books you won’t read:
I like to think I’m pretty versatile when it comes to reading, I’m not completely opposed to any single genre. However, if I had to pick an answer, I would say I tend to not read books on agriculture, just don’t enjoy the topic much – weird for someone living in Iowa 🙂
L – Longest book you’ve read:
According to Goodreads, at 729 pages, the longest book I’ve read is:
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
M – Major book hangover because of:
I don’t remember the last book I became completely immersed in after finishing. I’ve been on a non fiction kick lately!
N – Number of bookcases you own:
1 cubby bookcase, 1 bookcase attached to my bed, and 6 additional shelves of books on my wall (plus another small cubby bookcase for my dorm!)
O – One book you have read multiple times:
The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen (this will not be the first time you will hear about this book on this blog)
P – Preferred place to read:
Cuddled in the corner of the couch with a blanket and my dog next to me. Although, lately my family has also been spending time just reading in our basement together and I quite enjoy that time also!
Q – Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“There is more to living than not dying.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
R – Reading Regret:
The first memory I have of Harry Potter was the graveyard scene in The Goblet of Fire. It terrified a young Emma, and so I had refused to read Harry Potter because I thought it was too scary. I regret that so much now that I actually watched and read them!
S – Series you started and need to finish (all books are out!):
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. I’ve read the first one, but haven’t gotten around to reading the second… even though I own it.
T – Three of your favorite all time books:
U – Unapologetic fangirl for:
The False Prince…. I told you.
V – Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
The Butcher and The Wren: A Novel by Alaina Urquhart coming September 2022! I listen to Morbid, Alaina’s true crime podcast and when I heard about her upcoming novel, I immediately pre-purchased it.
W – Worst Bookish Habit:
Buying more books when I don’t have the time to read them all.
X – X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Y – Your latest book purchase:
I JUST went to Barnes and Noble yesterday (at the time of writing this) and bought a few notebooks along with an anxiety workbook and God is Not One by Stephen Prothero, a book for one of my fall classes.
Z – ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The last time a book kept me up late was actually a college life hack book I was reading on my phone!