New Years Resolution Book Tag

Hi all!

So I’m slowly making my way through these tags. I figured today would be a great day to do another one.

It’s been a busy couple of days, trying to finalize my revision. I didn’t count on how many new scenes I’d have to write and in the past month I’ve written over 27,000 words. My current word count is 95, 196. And I’m pretty sure I still have another 20k to go. The next round of edits is going to be loads of fun! ;P

Anyway…

This tag comes courtesy of Jasmine at Ecrits du Coeur!

She’s a great blogger and you should definitely check her out. She has amazing stories to tell and a beautiful personality 🙂

You can check her post here:

Now to the tag 🙂


 

GET IN SHAPE – NAME A BOOK THAT DOESN’T QUITE FIT ON YOUR SHELF CORRECTLY

On my TBR bookshelf, all my books fit excellently well, but my ‘read’bookshelf is another story. There’s not one specifically; they all have to be rather flexible.

EAT HEALTHY – NAME A BOOK YOU FEEL WAS GOOD FOR YOU TO READ

Every book I read is good for me — that’s what I like to believe. I’m going to especially point out The Summer Tree (book 1 of the Fionavar Tapestry) by Guy Gavrial Kay. I had never realized just how beautiful a book could be written before then. It left me so inspired and now shapes my own way of approaching writing.

READ MORE – NAME A BOOK YOU KEEP TELLING YOURSELF TO READ BUT HAVEN’T YET.

So many, but really it’s because I have too many to read. One though that I’ve been prolonging for some time is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, only because it’s a massive read and I  have so many series going already. I need to finish those before I turn to it. And I want to enjoy it.

QUIT SMOKING – NAME A BOOK YOU KEPT GOING BACK TO EVEN THOUGH YOU HAD FINISHED IT.

Considering that I’ve read Harry Potter sixteen times and keep going back to each every year if time allows… I already reread the first one this year. I’m trying to fit in the second this month.

Jane Eyre is the other annual read 🙂

SAVE MORE MONEY – NAME A BOOK YOU GOT FOR A REALLY GOOD PRICE.

I have quite a few books that I got for a really good price. About thirty on my shelf came courtesy of a book fair where most were priced either at 2.00 or 3.00. Notably of those: Ysabel by Guy Gavrial Kay, The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough &

BE MORE ORGANIZED – HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKSHELF?

Alphabetically by author. Always and forevermore. I really can’t conceive of any other way. I could of course add in subcategories, but I like to have an eclectic range on each shelf.

BE PUNCTUAL – SHORTEST TIME AND LONGEST TIME IT TOOK YOU TO READ A BOOK.

I’ve read a lot of books in less than an hour. The last Harry Potter took me a grand total of five hours to read. And I devoured it 🙂

Longest time was probably Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin. It took me nearly a month to go through it, only because I was in the middle of a busy school schedule and was stealing minutes to read. It was a travesty.

GO OUT MORE – WHAT BOOK ISOLATED YOU FROM REALITY?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had me holed up in my room for an afternoon reading it. I always got the books the day they came out because I had to read them! I refused to leave until I was done. And when I came out…I was leaking. Honestly, I couldn’t stop crying. And I couldn’t tell anyone why because I was the only one who had read it at that time. Boy, did I go on a fanfic binge that day!

BE UNIQUE – WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2015?

Difficult to choose. I think that I have to go with The Darkest Road by Guy Gavrial Kay. The last book in the Fionavar Tapestry it was such a beautiful piece of work. So poetic, so gorgeous. It truly inspired me and touched my heart in a way that only the rarest books do. I will never forget it.

BE MORE PERSONAL – WHAT BOOK ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR?

I am looking forward to reading a few books, some I’ve already gotten to, but here are ones to come:

  1. Saint Odd by Dean Koontz: the final book in the Odd Thomas series. I can’t wait to see how Koontz concludes this astounding work. But I’m also anxious to be done. I don’t know how to fill the void.
  2. The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavrial Kay. How many times have I mentioned Kay now?? Apparently this is one of his best works. I don’t know what that means considering that the others are so stupendous!

REALLY, RESOLUTIONS – WHICH BOOK DO YOU PROMISE TO READ DURING THE YEAR?

So many! In a perfect world, all the boos on my TBR shelf (that’s my actual shelf, not my Goodreads one). Here are some major ones:

  1. The King Without a Kingdom by Maurice Druon – the seventh & final book in the Accursed Kings series.
  2. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
  3. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood – The 1st book in a trilogy.
  4. Finish Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series (I think I have another four to go)
  5. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – first in the Mistborn series – I’ve been meaning to read this series for a while. This year, I’ll finally start it

I’ll stop there for now. I could keep going on!


 

If you haven’t been tagged yet and would like to do this tag for yourself, please do and just let me know once it’s done so I can check out your answers 🙂

May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,

Faith    quill-ink

 

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2 thoughts on “New Years Resolution Book Tag

  1. I need to catch up on my tags as well. I don’t do half the ones I get tagged in and I still don’t know where to fit them!
    I’ve been prolonging The Name of the Wind as well 🙂 I got it for Christmas and keep reading other books instead, for the same reason as you: It’s a massive book. With really small writing. I heard from a few people that it’s a fast read, though, so I WILL read this next.
    I’ll have to look up The Summer Tree, it sounds interesting 🙂
    Would you believe I’ve never read Jane Eyre? We have it in the library where I work, but if I go take it out I won’t get to The Name of the Wind again! 😛
    How do you manage to read books in under an hour? :O
    Brandon Sanderson is on my TBR list as well!! I really want to get to his books this year, I’ve heard so many good things!

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