Another tag! That I have time to answer now!
Thank you Grainne for the nomination! Check out her blog at Darkly Whimsical Reader!
Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you for the award
- Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog
- Share 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate up to 15 bloggers you admire
And here are my 7 facts (which were very difficult to figure out so I’m gonna do a favourites/current situation list I guess?):
Time off means I have time to do book tags! I was tagged for this one by my new blogger friend, Kate at The Backwards Bookshelf! I have a lot on my summer TBR so this feels like a good way of organizing them.
All you need to do is spell out your name in books from your TBR pile, so I’m gonna use my blog name. And here we go!
My first tag! I was tagged by Lauren @ Comma Hangover (thank you Lauren!) to talk about how I choose my books. Go check out Lauren’s answers too, she shared a lot of great books she’s read (and some not so great)!
I wrote my answers while I still had access to my bookshelves, because right now I’m living in residence at university so no books! The way I choose books now has changed a little (basically I only read something if it’s on the syllabus 😛 )
Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
Back to Blackbrick by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald: I found this one at a library book sale and after reading the jacket and the first couple pages I was sold! I can tell this one’s going to be a funny read and I’m looking forward to it. It’s actually a Middle Grade book, which I haven’t read since middle school, but I’ve come across a couple really interesting stories in this genre now so I need to start giving it a chance again.
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom: I’m Christian but I don’t tend to read much Christian fiction. Sometimes I just feel it comes off as too preachy or closed-off so it’s a genre I tend to avoid. This book though was a pleasant surprise. An old man dies and gets to relive his life in a way as he meets five people who had a significant influence in his life. Though there are obvious religious themes, I think those of you who don’t like Christian fiction can still find an enjoyable read here, because it provides a great look at the role people play in our lives, as well as how your actions could impact others. A very conscientious read!