By the Book | Book Tag

Another Thursday, another book tag. This one has been around for a while and it’s simply all about books. A bit of my general reading taste as well as some recent reading highlights.

original tag by Marie Berg on YouTube, based on the New York Times By the Book column

What book is on your nightstand now?

I currently have a little variety of books on my nightstand that includes Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend, My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, Einstein: A Life by Denis Brian

What was the last truly great book you read?

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is the most recent book I finished that I was truly impressed by. I’m a big fan of rich fantasy stories, and I loved so many of the characters. I may be late to the party, but so far it’s a great party.

If you could meet any writers — alive or dead — who would it be? And what would you want to know?

Although I’m sure plenty of them are wonderful people, I’ve never been one to want to meet authors. I’d be down to meet any authors who would want to just hang out and play some board games.

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?

I have a couple books by John Green and Maureen Johnson, separately. These YA contemporaries are a lot lighter than I’m typically drawn to

How do you organize your personal library?

For fiction, my books are organized by genre, then alphabetically by the author’s last name

For non-fiction, my books are categorized by subject with a little influence from Dewey Decimal

What book have you always meant to read and not got round to yet? Any you feel embarrassed about not having read yet?

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. It’s my favorite movie, what am I doing? I’m planning to make time for this one next month though

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel like you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

The last book I gave up on was Master Assassins by Robert V.S. Redick. It wasn’t disappointing, overrated, or bad, I was actually enjoying the plot and the writing, but some of the content was not for me and I decided to call it quits.

What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you steer clear of?

I love fantasy with adventure and morally grey characters, quirky sci-fi, somber contemporaries, and thrillers that get you thinking. I tend to avoid romance, especially the spicy ones

If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

I hated required reading when I was in school, and I don’t want to put someone else through that. I’d ask him what kind of stories he likes and maybe give him an actual recommendation

What do you plan to read next?

The plan is to get back into the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz and finally finish it off with Odd Apocalypse, Deeply Odd, and Saint Odd


One thought on “By the Book | Book Tag

Comments are closed.