Time for another book tag! Thanks to lorisbookshelfreads for tagging me, even though I was tagged nearly two months ago and I’m just now finally getting around two it. Oops. Better late than never?
Thank the person who tagged you!
Link back and credit the original creator (GoodeyReads)
Answer book questions about yourself.
Answer the other questions about yourself.
Change the last 5 questions when you tag someone else (if you want! – the more random the better)
Tag at least 3 people.
Have fun! (ooh, that was cliche)
A BOOK ABOUT WHERE YOU’RE FROM (CITY, STATE, COUNTRY — YOUR CHOICE)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, right near where I grew up. I remember reading the tunnel scene and thinking it was so cool since it was the first book I can remember reading that took place so close to where I lived.
A BOOK ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE NON-BOOKISH HOBBY
Ya’ll, I loved how much comfort Lara Jean took in baking in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, in all three books. There’s something so comforting about baking that I don’t think I’ve ever seen put into words until I read this series. (By the way, my coworker says my mint chocolate chip cookies are bangin’.)
A BOOK ABOUT A FEAR OF YOURS
Okay, I’m going to get both personal and probably dramatic here, but The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. My #2 biggest fear is a cancer diagnosis since I’ve lost so many loved ones to it. (My #1 fear is being kidnapped, but I don’t read books about that for mental health purposes).
A BOOK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BRINGS YOU JOY
In the last answer, I couldn’t choose a book about books, so in this answer I will. This summer I read a really beautiful memoir by Azar Nafisi called Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books. I definitely don’t talk about this book enough. It’s about her experience teaching a secret literature class to a group of young girls and women in Iran. It’s a book that I found literally life-changing, especially as a a book lover.
A BOOK ABOUT YOUR CAREER/WHAT YOU’RE STUDYING IN SCHOOL
Okay, so I actually work a crappy job right now while I’m trying to save up for graduate school, and I got my undergraduate degree in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in gender studies last spring, so I’m gonna go with what I studied in school because I can’t think of any books about my actual job or the career I want to go to graduate school for (librarian). So I’m gonna go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath is studying creative writing like I did; I loved this book so much since it was not only about creative writing and fandom, but one of the only books I’ve found with a protagonist in college.
WHAT JOB WOULD YOU BE TERRIBLE DOING?
Ya’ll, I would be an awful waitress. Things are hard for young people today in terms of the job market, and I always say the only job I would never take is in food service because I know that 1) I am not made for customer service, 2) my memory is terrible and I would not know who wanted what, and finally 3) I’m clumsy as hell and drop/spill things all the time. It wouldn’t be pretty.
WHAT’S A SUBJECT YOU WISH YOU KNEW MORE ABOUT?
I wish I knew more history, especially world history. I know that’s pretty broad, but my education kinda sucked in this area, and there’s still a lot of basic world history that I don’t know. (In my American public school, I learned, shockingly, 90% American history.) It’s a goal of mine to read more nonfiction so I’ve been getting bits and pieces of this through some memoirs, but perhaps I should pick up more history books!
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE BEST DAY ON THE CALENDAR AND WHY?
November 21st because that’s the day the world was first graced with my presence.
WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST ITEM YOU SPENT WAY TOO MUCH ON?
I dunno if this counts as an item, but I spent more than my rent on 2 Jonas Brothers tickets for their reunion tour this summer and it’s taken me nearly two months to fill in that financial hole. I have no regrets.
WHAT’S A QUIRKY THING YOU DO?
Everything “quirky” I do is a side-effect of my anxiety; tbh I can’t think of anything I do quirky that isn’t. Sorry, ya’ll.
And that’s a wrap. This was a little different than a lot of tags I’ve done since it has a mix of bookish and personal questions. It was a fun change-up.
Thanks for reading, and see ya’ll next week with another review!