Let’s get one thing straight: I am not Irish. The extent I celebrate St. Patty’s Day is that I will cook corned beef and cabbage the week after when the ingredients are on sale. I have a serious weak spot for corned beef. Nom.
But, I LOVE doing book tags! (If you ever need to tag someone, tag me! tag me! tag me!
So let’s get this started!
1. Green: A Book with a Green Cover
Looking through all of my books, I realized that green is greatly underrepresented in the covers. Which is strange, because green is one of my major wardrobe and decorating colors. Regardless, The Disappearing Spoon fits the bill! Not only is it green, but it is one of my favorite chemistry books.
2. Blarney: A book which deceived you into either liking it or was overhyped and you ended up disliking it.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was hyped sooooo hard and I was soooo excited for it and sooooo disappointed. So much disappointment. The premise was so intriguing, but in the end the execution just really upset me and made me so angry.
3. Brogue (Dialect): A book where one of the characters has an accent.
For some reason I found this prompt really hard to come up with a book for. I know I have read countless books with characters with accents, but I kept drawing the biggest blank in my head. And since it popped into my head and wouldn’t leave because all I could think of was Martin Freeman in the movie (once he’s in my head he just can’t get out…) I had to go with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’m in America, so that counts as an accent, right? XD
4. Leprechaun: A book you enjoyed when you were a little person.
I absolutely loved anything to do with unicorns when I was a child. I read Into the Land of the Unicorns so many times. In fact, this was the first book I read because I fell in love with the cover art. To this day, I still love this cover.
5. Pot of Gold: A Book that cost a lot or is worth a lot to you.
Wood’s Natural History. This book is a piece of history and means so much to me. This book was originally published in 1853. My edition is from 1897 and most importantly was a gift from my grandfather. I haven’t read most of it because I’m afraid it will fall apart, but it provides the most “up-to-date” information known on animals at the time. For example: lions have a claw in their tail but it breaks off easy and polar bears are used in place of sled dogs in certain Nordic countries. We have come so far in our understanding of animals and our world.
6. Four Leaf Clover (Shamrock): More than one book – pick your current or old fave series.
Oh for sure the Winternight trilogy. This series blew me away and quickly became one of my favorite series of all time. I don’t usually re-read books (because there are too many out there for me to read already!) but this is a series I want to re-immerse myself in because I never wanted it to end. The prose, the setting, the characters. Everything was perfect about it.
7. Magic: A book that you found magical or a book with magical elements to the storyline which you enjoyed.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love the magic system in the Mistborn series. The reliance on metals each with their own properties is so clever and well developed within the series.
8. Kiss: Your current favorite book pairing or book pairing of all time.
Not only my favorite duology, but also my favorite couple. Lazlo and Sarai from Strange the Dreamer. They made my heart melt. I cried, I smiled, I stayed up all night to know their fate.
9. Luck: A book that you’ll be lucky to get to… someday.
One day, I will finish the Wheel of Time series. One day. Mark my words. But today is not that day. That day is a long way off still T.T
And those are my answers! If you’re Irish, or if you aren’t, consider yourself tagged! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! ☘️☘️☘️