Hello fellow bookworms! I was recently tagged by Holly over at Nut Free Nerd to take part in this very exciting book tag. As soon as I saw the post and the questions my mind started whirring and thinking about the answers I would give, and at point of writing I still haven’t fully answered all the questions so we’ll see how this goes!
1. Link to the creator in your post (Madison’s Inkwell)
2. Link to the person who tagged you
3. Tag as many people you want
4. Have fun!
1. What books or series that intimidates you (because of length, density, subject) would feel like an accomplishment to finish?
Probably the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I acquired the whole series last year and now I have all the books together it’s just so long! I’d have to be in a real fantasy mood to get through them all, and maybe read some books in between as well!
2. What author would you like to coauthor a book with?
I would love to write with John Green, his thought processes and philosophical hints throughout his stories are so interesting and I’d love to get to know his writing methods. Also, Laura Purcell is an incredible writer and does amazing things with words. She wrote my favourite book of 2019 (The Corset) and I’d love to co-author with her!
3. If you could interview any author for your blog, who would it be? What’s one question you would ask?
It would have to be J.K. Rowling, and I can’t pick just one question, I have so many! I’d love to know all the secrets about the Harry Potter universe that haven’t yet been revealed… do you think she’d tell me how the Fantastic Beast films are going to end (besides Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s epic duel)?
4. As a writer, what genre is out of your comfort zone that you’d like to conquer someday and write within?
I’m not a writer really, as much as I’d like to be, but I do have stories that I’d love to write. I think Historical Fiction is definitely out of my comfort zone both in reading and writing, but it would be so rewarding, mainly due to how much I’d learn in the research process.
5. What specific edition of a book would you like to own someday? It could be rare, a first edition, an anniversary edition, signed, or one with a cover special to you, etc.
A signed first edition printing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, because I have over a million pounds to buy one…
6. Are there any books or bookish items that you’d like to collect?
The Penguin Clothbound Classics are gorgeous and would look so nice as a collection, but I don’t read many classics and wouldn’t want them to go to waste (I have one, Alice In Wonderland) but I won’t read it because I don’t want to damage it!) I’d also love to collect the different editions of Harry Potter (this is slowly becoming a Harry Potter themed post…), there are so many nice designs and box sets out there, if I only I had space to put them… (the above are the jacket covers from Nerdy Ink, which are to die for! You just get the jackets, but needless to say we all probably have copies to spare which we can wrap these around – link to buy on picture)
7. Name one bookish place you’d like to visit. (Not somewhere you’d like to visit because of a book and not a fictional place within a book. A library, bookstore, etc.)
There is a bookshop in Buenos Aires called El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew I had to go! This bookshop is housed within a converted theatre, originally constructed in 1919. It still has so many of the original features, plus space for study, and plenty of books! You see more pictures here (highly recommend)
8. Name one bookish event you’d like to attend. (A festival, a signing, a book fair, etc.)
I’ve always loved to go to BookExpo and BookCon in the US, although I think I’d find it quite a stressful experience!
But I’ve also never been to a book signing which I’d love to do as well This a complete lie I work for a publishing company I go to signings and author talks all the time and just completely forgot when I wrote the first draft…
9. Your WIP is getting published and designing the cover is solely up to you. What does it look like?
I’m hold my first degree in Graphic Design so I’m going to be the pickiest author you’ve ever worked with mwahaha honestly authors can be very fussy when it comes to their covers, but to be fair, it’s their book, the have the right to be! I’m not going to design anything partly because I don’t want to embarrass myself with my underdeveloped design skills (yes, despite my degree) but also I would spend hours designing something and I don’t really have that kind of time, so here are some covers I would love to have as my own…
I want something simple but really effective. I love the line drawings in the first two, and it should have really clever use of typography, with a bit of gold foiling to finish it off and make it look stunning!
10. What’s one thing you’d like to accomplish within the bookish world? As a writer, reader, blogger, whatever you want.
My current goal is to complete my MA in Children’s Literature and hopefully go on to successfully complete a PhD! I’ve always love studying, education and academics, so this would be an ideal path for me. I’d also like to have more books on my Read shelf compared to my TBR shelf on Goodreads but that’s quite a big ask…
… and anyone else, if you see this and wish to partake feel free!
I’ve really enjoyed completing this tag, it’s given me a lot to think about which wouldn’t have otherwise and got me excited about books, bookish collections and bookish places. I’d love to know what your thoughts are on my selections and whether I’ve we’re on the same wavelength with any of them, so please free to leave a comment below!
Take care everyone.
Until next time…