my life in books tag

Snatching this from Naomi’s lovely blog, Wonderland Creek.

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Find a book for each of your initials.

E – Emma by Jane Austen
J – Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
R – Rilla of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
S – The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

Count your age along your bookshelf.  What book is it?

Macbeth by William Shakespeare.  Used to be my favorite of the Bard’s plays, but has recently been overturned by Hamlet.

Pick a book set in your country.

There are many to chose from, since I live in Canada and have several of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books, but I’ll go with The Blue Castle.  I love it so much.

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Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, because it’s a goal of mine to someday visit each of the five D-Day beaches.

Pick a book that is your favorite color.

There’s not many purple books on my shelf, but I’ll go with my copy of Sense & Sensibility (by Jane Austen, of course).  The book’s cover isn’t purple, but the spine is and that counts.

Which book do you have fondest memories of?

My copy of Cloaked (by Rachel Kovaciny) brings back a lot of good memories – reading drafts and giving my thoughts and, of course, my time with her and my time in America in general.

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Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Usually, I don’t keep books on my shelf that gave me a difficult time of reading, but I admit that Code Name Verity (by Elizabeth Wein) was a hard, confusing slog the first time I read it.  It’s improved on me, though, so I still have my copy.

Which book on your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

The Second World War by Antony Beevor is huge and looks amazing and I’m sure I’ll feel very proud, accomplished, and knowledgeable about WWII when I get around to reading it.

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This was such fun!  I hereby tag anyone who’s read any of the books mentioned in this tag. 🙂

Eva]

12 thoughts on “my life in books tag

  1. Hey Eva do you remember Jasmine from my church well we were talking about you and I told her about your blog I don’t forget the the name don’t worry I did mention the name so she could find it,Jasmine also said that you’re cool. So I’ll give her more information. Have a good day and wish me good luck for the weekend its gonna be crazy. Love you guys bye.

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  2. I’ve read several of these books–including “Cloaked” and “Rilla of Ingleside”–so here I go 🙂

    Find a book for each of your initials: H’m. Well, most people reading this are probably aware my name is NOT really Jessica Prescott, so, without further ado:
    K – “Kim” by Rudyard Kipling.
    M – “Murder On the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie.
    H – “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Count your age along your bookshelf: Not getting out of bed to do this, sorry. I’m freezing 😛

    Pick a book set in your country: That’s not too hard. *grins* How about “Rifles for Watie,” by Harold Keith? It’s set in the Southern/Western United States during the Civil War, and it’s a beautifully written, carefully researched historical novel. Plus it boasts a smol precious cinnamon roll of a hero who deserves all kinds of happiness. *heart eyes*

    Pick a book representing a destination you’d love to travel to: “Shadows on the Rock,” by Willa Cather. It’s set in Canada, and that’s definitely a destination I’d love to travel to, because of a) Eva and b) snow. ❤

    Pick a book that's your favorite color: Well, blue is my favorite color, and my copy of G.K. Chesterton's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas is very blue; so I'll go with that.

    Which book do you have the fondest memories of?: Mmmmmm . . . I'll pick "Heidi," by Johanna Spyri. I was about 6 years old, and my parents had taken me to this huge used-book sale in Andover or some place (several towns over from our own); and I remember browsing through the books and picking out "Heidi" because it was blue [my favorite even back then], and because it had a pretty, sweet little girl on the cover. I remember being excited because it was a "big kid" book and I could READ IT–remember, I was only 6, and I don't think I'd started first grade yet. I remember showing it to my dad because I was so proud, and him smiling and nodding at my choice. And then I remember working my way through the whole book–the whole, thick book–over the next few weeks; and just loving the story and everything about it. Those memories are very special to me. ❤

    Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?: Probably "1984," by George Orwell. Powerful message, but HORRIBLY executed. Would not recommend.

    Which book on your TBR pile will give you the most accomplishment when you've finished it?: Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm . . . "Alexander Hamilton," by Ron Chernow.

    That was fun, Eva–thanks! 🙂

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      1. Aw, you should read it again–you’d love Jeff. He’s kind of the Ralph Macchio of Civil War fiction *grins*

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  3. Well, this is like the third time this tag has popped up in my feed, so I feel like I really should do it myself. Especially since you tagged “anyone who’s read any of the books mentioned in this tag” and I’ve not only read some of them, I wrote one of them…

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