I don’t normally do these types of posts but I had fun thinking up the answers for this one, thanks to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for nominating me. I can’t find a comprehensive list of rules or the original prompt creator so I’ll just press on. Feel free to have a go!
Three Bookish Goals for 2021:
Read 50 Books (22/50)
Read at least 5 Non-Fiction books (1/5)
Read What I Own (Failing miserably at this one, my TBR is already an avalanche risk, and I keep adding to it)
Three Favourite Authors:
Daphne du Maurier
Three Characters I Love:
Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom) – I love that Inej is a survivor who overcomes some really traumatic experiences and finds a new purpose. I also love that she expects her love interest to try to overcome his own traumas if he wants to be with her, and she’s willing to walk away rather than settle.
Father Chains (the Gentleman Bastards series) – this mysterious figure adopts orphans (including Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen) in order to educate and train them into becoming the most cunning con artists, he also appears to know everyone worth knowing and everyone from the nobility to criminals respects him. Father Chains is only shown in flashbacks in the series, but I’d love to read more about him.
Irene Winters (The Invisible Library series) – Irene is such a lovable and relatable heroine, a member of a Secret Society of Librarians travelling around alternate worlds collecting rare books, she’s resourceful, brave, principled and self-deprecating.
Three Weirdest Things I’ve Used for Bookmarks:
Receipts, tickets and a pressed leaf.
Three Favourite Covers:
Three Titles I’ve Watched But Not Read:
The Lord of the Rings
The Umbrella Academy
The Never Ending Story (this was my favourite film as a child and it’s a short book so I really don’t have any excuses)
Three Series I’ve Binged:
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Hunger Games
Shadow and Bone
Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions:
It might be because I worked in a bookshop for years but rainbow shelves, and worse, books with the spines hidden and pages facing out, make my fingers itch, sure it looks good but how on Earth do you find anything?!
I’m a paperback reader and while I appreciate the aesthetic value of a special edition hardback, it really annoys me that hardbacks and ebooks are usually released at the same time but the paperback comes out a year later, grrr.
I’m put off by long-running series. There are obviously exceptions, but I much prefer a concise little trilogy, duology or even a standalone novel to a series that goes on and on. I think stories should leave you wanting more, not wondering if the author will finish the series before they die. ☠️
Laura at Freedom and Flour
Jess at Beyond the Front Cover
Nicole at Nicole’s Book Thoughts
Have a lovely weekend! X