Well, what is this, if not another tag? Jack thought I might have fun with this, and damn, if he wasn’t right!
Three things, mostly bookish. This way, please…
Three Read Once and Loved Authors
Richard Morgan, Celeste Ng, Fredrik Backman.
Yes, I have to sneak Beartown into as many posts as I can.
Three Titles I’ve Watched But Haven’t Read
Until recently I haven’t even realized Psycho was a book first…
Three Characters You Love
Kvothe (The Kingkiller Chronicle). He’s the ultimate wiseass.
Cormoran Strike (Cormoran Strike Series). Dry humour. Borderline wiseass.
Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole Series). Fancies himself as an intellectual. Shows signs of being a wiseass.
Three Series’ Binged
Guys, I’m a quitter…
There’s been no binging going on here for a long time. The last time I actually finished a series was years ago. Even then, binge wouldn’t have been an accurate description of me taking years for some of them. To be fair, The Dark Tower was not finished when I started it, so that’s a good enough excuse.
I took my sweet time on the Maze Runner and Uglies series too, even though at the time I read them I was pretty much into both.
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions
E-books are real books. One might have a preference to read a book in a printed format, but I don’t think e-books are not real. It’s the same bloody thing. If this was the case, I would need to remove most of my books from my list of finished reads and declare myself nuts for reading imaginary books.
Making books into movies is a great way to destroy a perfectly good story. I much rather have them turned into series or mini series, so that there’s time to actually include all the important elements.
I don’t buy newly released books because they are expensive. I don’t buy books from bookstores, because they are cheaper on Amazon or in the charity shop. I buy the kindle books once they go on sale. Not because I don’t want to support my favourite authors, but I just simply don’t want to go broke in the process. (Cuz’ then who’s going to support me?)
Three Current Favourite Book Covers
To not make this more stressful than it needs to be, I picked three books I actually own. Otherwise I’d be sitting here for a week and not make a decision.
Three Goals for the Year
While this is a bookish blog, I sort of have goals not related to books as well. Shocking, I know. Am I even a book blogger?
#1 Learn Greek. It’s an ongoing process, but by December I’d like to reach a level where I can say something more sophisticated than “Good morning! I want cheesecake.”
#2 Cook more. As much as I love PB&J toast for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I probably can’t live off of it permanently.#3 Read more books I already own before stocking up on new ones. It’s hard to resist a sale though…