I started this post in October thinking I’d have to find a new job.
Since then, things have improved with my current company.
From that experience, I learned I like to imagine scenarios where I have control.
Dealing with books isn’t nearly as stressful as searching for jobs.
You have to get rid of all your books and you can only keep one from each of these genres – contemporary, fantasy, non-fiction and one other genre of your choosing. What books do you keep?
I had to do this when I moved away my first year of college.
I brought less than a dozen books with me and only bought a few my first year at school.
I know I had The Girl in the Clockwork Collar, The Scorpio Races, an ARC of an East Indian romance in verse, two YA romances with East Indian protagonists, that Jodi Picoult book about the teen murder-suicide, and this hacky X-men-inspired book I CAN’T FIND. It had a love triangle and a boy with angel wings. Google won’t help me.
If I had to pare down my collection, I’d keep books I haven’t read yet.
Contemporary: Quiver by Julia Watts. A Christian and a genderqueer teen become best friends!
Fantasy: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I’VE BEEN MEANING TO READ THIS FOR MONTHS.
Non-fiction: A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. SKEWER those gender roles, Rachel!
Science fiction: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. This book admits to being a sci-fi romance. I’m down.
You’re at the bookstore and you hear a teenager telling their mom they don’t like to read, but their mom insists they pick something. You walk over and recommend a book you think is great for people who aren’t big on reading – what book is it?
Just shut up and read Harry Potter, you stupid kid.
You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which book do you read to put yourself in a great mood?
I haven’t yet read Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini’s Public Relations, but it looks fun and fluffy.
You go back in time for a day to your child-hood years. What book would you most likely have caught yourself reading?
“The Pony Pals AGAIN?”
“Just wait! After this, I’m starting The Unicorns of Balinor.”
“And Avalon: Web of Magic after that?”
“Don’t. You’ll regret it.”
“This is how I learn.”
Your friend surprises you with a 4 day trip and you have 1 hour to pack. Which book do you bring to read on the way?
Only one book?
If I bring the wrong book and I don’t like it, I’m STUCK.
I have to finish the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I’m packing Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
Your house has been robbed! Don’t worry – everyone is safe, but your bookshelf has been raided. What’s the book you really hope is safe?
Did you take my collector’s copy of The Hate U Give?
I WAS GOING TO READ THAT.
Your friend borrows a book and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?
I hate conflict.
Still, I like to think I’d ask them to repurchase it.
ESPECIALLY since some of my friends have a reputation of wrecking my things and I’m really tired of being nice about it.
You BETTER buy me a new book. I will increase the purchasing requirements if you try to fight me on it.
You now owe me two books.
You now owe me two books and a collector’s edition.
You now owe me all of the above and a boxed set.
More book tags are coming, y’all. I wrote a bunch of them before NaNoWriMo began.
Also, look out for another post on singleness. The holidays are coming, so it’s on my mind often.