This is my genre, tell me yours! (Book Tag)

I have been on a hiatus for the past few weeks and though I have been reading, it wasn’t enough to shrug off the blogging slump.

I thought, what better way to get back to it than doing a book tag. Thank you Liz@CoverToCover for tagging me and Drew for creating the tag. Both of their blogs are amazing so do check them out, especially for great horror and fantasy recommendations!

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The Rules:

  • Credit Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to my blog.
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want

What is your favorite genre?

Well, I don’t stick much to any genre in particular these days – I mostly read books that are YA/New Adult fic (which are mis-genred so much that I don’t even know anymore, hehe) , but if I have to choose, I think it is going to be those historical fics or messy family dramas (icing on the cake – business rivalries) spanning decades..

Who’s your favorite author from the genre?

So, borrowing from Liz, I am going to say, I have had three different “reading timelines”. The first was during my primary school where I used to love Enid Blytons, Sweet Valley series, Nancy Drews, Hardy Boys and Perry Masons. So I guess I really liked mysteries. The second was my middle school phase, when I read a lot of books from what is still my favorite genre – the Jeffrey Archers and Sidney Sheldons.. I used to think Jeffrey Archer was like the best author ever :p .. and well, his books are really popular in India.. I still loved mysteries and “graduated” to reading and picking them based on genre – like medical and legal mysteries.. So lots of Michael Palmers, Robin Cooks and John Grishams.. After that, my love for historicals and family dramas  continued.. and I just read a whole lot of them.. Tbh, I don’t even remember some of the books and authors…. It was just that phase when I picked a lot of books from the library shelves and read them one after the other without thinking or analyzing much.. So some of my favorites that I actually remember are classics like East of Eden and Pillars of the  Earth.

What’s the book that started your love for your favorite genre?

Must be one of those Jeffrey Archers, maybe Kane and Abel..

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Why do you read?

It is my favorite way to spend those quiet, lazy afternoons.. My attention-span is just very less when it comes to TV shows, so I am actually terrible at binge-watching unless I have company… so yea, reading anytime!! Moreover, I just feel that reading when you are older is completely different than when you had just started out in school… Your perspective about a lot of things are different than it used to be, and your takeaways from certain books are also different.. I mean, there is a reason why some books that you thought were the best books ever written a few years ago later turn into “guilty pleasures”. So I guess I just find all that self-awareness and the evolving nature of book preferences quite fascinating.. hehe. So thats another reason I read and will continue to do so.

I tag:

Tiana@TheBookRaven

Sylvia@SerialBibliophile

Cleo@CleopatraLovesBooks

Tizzymatic

and anyone else who wants to do the tag! Feel free to skip this if you have already done it or don’t feel like doing it!

 

 

The Mean Girls Book Tag

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Thank you Reg @shelatitude for tagging me!! This was fun!!

Q1)Which fictional character’s name did you get completely wrong?

A1) Hermione. I learnt to pronounce it the same time Krum did.

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Q2) Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?

A2) I would love to swap detectives from an earlier era to someone from current one .. Like Poirot <-> Cormoran Strike maybe?

Q 3) Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you dejavu of another book whilst reading it?

A3) I get that vibe from a lot of dystopian fiction – teenage girl unwillingly chosen and destined to lead some rebellion. And she usually has a childhood guy best friend who likes her but they will never get together. The main love interest ends up being another guy, their relationship goes from hate->love and the guy is usually “eligible” to be able to partner her on her new journey as the “chosen one”, unlike the childhood friend who is left behind..

Q4) Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?

A4) Gambit (The Prodigy Chronicles #1). by C.L. Denault. I loved the book till Willow decides that she is in love with the physically-aggressive-bordering-on-violent Reece.

Q5) Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.

A5) Kat from The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling.

Q6) How long do you typically spend at a book shop.

A6) Half an hour maybe.

Q7)Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real.

A7) Hmm.. can’t think of anyone.

Q8) Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?

A8) Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken, because of all the hype on twitter and elsewhere. I really liked the book, though. I think it is partly because I haven’t read much of time-travel fiction so everything felt new and fresh.

Q9) We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.

A9) Oh, so many from HP. I think I loved to hate Umbridge and Bellatrix more after Imelda Staunton and Helena Bonham Carter’s amazing portrayals!

Q10) Your favorite fictional parent

A10) Apart from the Weasleys (<3) , Hans Hubermann from The Book Thief – By Markus Zusak and Angelica’s dad (Edgar) from In the Context of Love – By Linda K Sienkiewicz.

Q11) Which book or series would you love to catch on?

A11) The Orphan Queen and Mirror King duology , Lunar Chronicles.

Q12) Describe your ideal character to read about

A12) Flawed characters are fun to read. I think any character that is basically not the same by the time you reach the last page of a book – who has learnt from all the goof-ups ranging from selfish to self-destructive. A bit of dark or self-deprecating humor would be perfect!

Q13) What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’?

A13) I just keep thinking about it over a cup of coffee.

Q14) Which characters one lines would you love to claim for your own?

A14) Nitwit!Blubber!Oddment!Tweak! Dumbly-dorr FTW! :p

Q15) Name a character’s decision that has made you roll your eyes

A15) This applies to so many characters – Making some noble self-sacrificing decision though it might not be entirely necessary. But sometimes, I forget about it by the end of the book if the emotional and dramatic payoff is satisfactory.

My Tags:

SusieQ from bookishregards

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Aentee from readatmidnight

Jess from mudandstars

Jessie from thehonestbookseller

Feel free to ignore this tag if you have already done it or don’t feel like doing it. 🙂