Hi everyone! I followed a ton of new blogs this afternoon and did a revamp of the blog and while doing so I found the Quarantine Book Tag (and discovered that I don’t know how to spell quarantine!) and it looks fun so I thought I’d give it a go!
- Favourite reading spot at home?
I love just reading in my bed! Especially now that I’ve finished all my exams and my room is free of all my politics and interpreting notes it’s the perfect place to read! I get interrupted less by my family (!), I’ve got my air diffuser with some lavender essential oil in it, and I’m surrounded by cuddly toys to cuddle in case something happens to my favourite character!
2. An unread book from your physical TBR?
Oh wow there’s so many! I’m dying to get to Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare after reading Lady Midnight in March – I need more of Mark and Christina! I’m also so excited to read The Nickel Boys by Colston Whitehead – it’s a bit out of my comfort zone but I’ve had my eye on it for months and now I have the perfect excuse to finally get to it!
3. A book you’ve actually read from your physical TBR?
Since I’ve been in lockdown I’ve mostly read books on my kindle (and I’ve loved getting back into doing that!), but I did read the amazing The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis which is a western-style fantasy (and a new favourite of mine) featuring a very diverse cast of characters getting back at their oppressors, and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour which is a gorgeous f/f contemporary romance which also explores the film industry!
4. Next book release you’re hyped for?
Oh my god there’s so many! The Falling In Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (a cute f/f romcom), The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (an asian inspired f/f high fantasy with bone magic), I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (rivals to lovers f/f contemporary with art school and fanfic), The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (rival henna businesses, f/f with a muslim lead), Cemetary Boys by Aiden Thomas (trans mc summons a ghost and falls in love with him), All The Paths to You by Morgan Lee Miller (sequel to All The Worlds Between Us, swimming star maybe still has feelings for her first crush), The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska (witch queen needs a sacrifice to save her city but accidentally falls in love with her), Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell (the story of 60’s fictional band Utopia Avenue), This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling (sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn, literally almost everyone in this books is LGBT and a witch!), and of course my most anticipated book of the year, Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran!
5. Favorite bookish world to escape to?
Ooh this is difficult! Maybe the world in Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – I’m a sucker for high fantasy and in a world where homophobia doesn’t exist, who wouldn’t want to be a lesbian princess!
6. A bookish world you would NOT want to visit?
I recently re-read the Hunger Games and I think I speak for everyone when I say I would not like to live in Panem!
7. Favorite author to follow on Twitter?
8. A bookish craft you’d like to try?
Oooh I honestly have no idea!! Maybe just fan-art! I’m really not good at drawing people but I wish I was good at it so I could draw fan-art for all my fave LGBT books!!
9. Something you’d like to practice/get better at?
See question above haha! I started watercolour painting in January but I quickly got bogged down by uni work but now I’m finished with uni I have so much time to paint again and I’m really enjoying it!
10. How many times has your reading been interrupted by a family member/living mate?
Constantly!! If i decide to read elsewhere in the house than my room I have to wear headphones to avoid being interrupted by my dad watching cycling/motorbike/politics/cooking videos on the xbox! Also my brother is back from uni now too and seems dead set on bothering me at all times!
11. Have you bought a book since you’ve been quarantine? Which & from where? [No? Well, there’s still time…]
See question 4 for all the preorders I’ve made (that’s not even all of them!)! If I went into every book I’ve purchased I’d be here a very long time but my gorgeous copy of Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender arrived while I was making this post and I’m so excited to read it!
12. What TV shows/movies have you binged watched?
My girlfriend made me watch Killing Eve and I’m finally up to date with it (though not enjoying this season as much as the previous ones!) and I’m also hoping to start Twin Peaks with her soon too as it’s one of her favourites!
13. What other media are you consuming?
I’ve been watching SO MUCH YouTube recently! Of course BookTube videos but also caricakes – she’s my absolute favourite youtuber!!
14. Favorite song to wash your hands to?
I don’t have a specific one! Just whatever’s stuck in my head at the time – although for some reason If U Seek Amy by Britney Spears has been stuck in there recently!
This was so much fun! I’d love to know your answers, especially what books you’re looking forward to! Stay safe!