Book Tag: My Life In Books

I found this at Meg’s Magical Musings and decided to give another book tag a try.

Find a book for each of your initials:

M- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – I read this when I was 19 and it consumed me utterly for the whole summer.

L The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin – one of my favorite books of all time.

SA Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar – A new read for me within the past year, but I now admire Sofia Samatar and can’t wait to read more of her work.

Count your age along your bookshelf: what book is it?

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez – no, I’m not 100 years old. No, it didn’t take 100 years to read, either. A beautiful, beautiful book.

Pick a book set in your country/city:

Blankets by Craig Thompson – I’ve had this recommended to me numerous times and I bought a second hand copy about a year ago, but I have yet to read it… and I only just now found out it takes place in Wisconsin!

Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to:

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt – my 23 hour layover in Dublin didn’t quite count as getting to visit Ireland. I enjoyed this book a lot and found it hard to put down.

Which book do you have fondest memories of?

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Perhaps one of my earliest memories is of sitting on the couch next to my Dad while he read Bilbo’s story aloud to my sister and me.

Which book did you find the hardest to read?

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov – Nabokov is a brilliant author and the language of this book is stunning… but the subject matter made me keep putting the book down for long stretches of time before I could finish it.

Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

This is somewhat hard to answer because I I don’t have a physical TBR pile – it is an ever-morphing monstrosity that lives partly in my head, on many varied scraps of paper, and in several text documents, but nowhere in whole. The first book that pops into my mind is Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy because I think it will be a challenge, but also I am looking forward to the experience.

I’m looking forward to reading your answers as well!

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