Get To Know Ya Book Tag

I was tagged to take part in the Get to Know Ya Book Tag by Siobhan @Siobhan’s Novelties. Thanks so much for the tag Siobhan!!

So let’s get to this!

Favourite Book of All Time

Has to be the one and only The Catcher in the Rye. It is a book that is incredibly special to me and holds a very firm grip on my heart.

Favourite Book Five Years Ago

Is the same favourite as now! I have adored Catcher and declared it as my fav novel for maaaaaaaaaaaany years now!!! I just love it so much.

Favourite Duology/Trilogy/Series

I’m not a really big fan of series! I tend to prefer standalones BUT I do love The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy which is a trilogy in five parts…… Gosh I adore Douglas’ sense of humour. RIP Douglas. You left us far too soon.

Last Book You Read

Well by the time this gets posted I am sure this answer will be entirely wrong but it’s currently 22nd September and I just finished The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Last Poetry Book You Read

OMG let me scroll through my Goodreads because it has been a while…

I read some poetry by Emily Dickinson in April 2018… It was a free collection that I downloaded from Project Gutenberg.

What Book Most Influenced Your Life

I think there have been a few books that have influenced me in different ways. One of the first books that ever truly left its mark on me was Kiss The Dust by Elizabeth Laird. I read it as a young girl and learned so much about myself and the world at large from it.

Book That Made You Ugly Cry

Over the years there have been many books that have made me cry. I know in other tags with this same question I’ve mentioned The Fault in Our Stars, Never Let Me Go so I’ll say something different today.

Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman.

It’s a non-fiction book that a man wrote in memory of his wife… and oh my gosh the love story is one for the ages but the grief… the pain… It’s utterly heartbreaking abd incredibly beautiful.

Book That Made You Laugh

Mindy Kaling’s memoir. It’s such a funny book. I urge any one to read it when they are feeling a bit blue.

Character You’d Like To Be For a Day

Oh wow!! This is hard!!! Is it ridiculous to say I’d like to be a sparkly vampire from Twilight???? It is isn’t it… BUT VAMPIRE!!! THAT SPARKLES!!! I just think it’d be a lol!! Plus I’d be super strong and super quick… It’d be a lot of fun to have a body that feels nigh on invincible.

Book So Good You Dreamt About It

I don’t think I’ve ever dreamt about a book I have loved (or if I have then I have just forgotten) but one that had me talking for months for all the WRONG reasons was The Penelopiad!!

Book You DNF’d

Good Omens.

I blame Gaiman because I like Pratchett!

What Book Are You Excited To Read

My friend Gabby has been telling me all about Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin so I really am looking forward to reading that once my library reservation comes in… who knows, maybe by the time I have posted this tag it will have!!


And that’s it for another tag!!! As ever feel free to consider yourself tagged if you so wish and remember to pingback to my post if you do decide to do this tag so I can read your answers.

17 thoughts on “Get To Know Ya Book Tag

    1. Thank you!!! I constantly change my mind about what is my fav genre…prob explains why I read such a wide range of books πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ I think contemporary literary is probably the genre from which I have most five star rated books but I also love science fiction, historical fiction, gothic, cute ya romance, ya fantasy… I think it’s easier to say what I don’t like lol! And that’s horror and erotica. No interest in reading either :)))

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  1. I havent read Catcher in the Rye yet! AND NOW I FEEL SOO SADDD!! I have got to push it up the tbr pile!

    AND I LOOVEEEE Emily Dickinson! 😍😍❀️😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍DAMN SHE WRITES WITH SUCH BEAUTY THAT….ahhhh…she has my heart forever and ever and everrrrrr!!

    And Say Her Name SOUNDS AND LOOKS INCREDIBLEEE!! 😍😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️😭😭😭😭😭😭 WHY DIDNT I KNOW ABOUT IT BEFOREEEEEE?!?! 😭😭😭😭😭

    Okay so I know people really hate Twilight but TO BE HONEST, my teen self and a part of me STILL loves the books AND the movies! 🀣🀣 GUILTYYY but damn its just…sometimes its great to just get lost in a world where you dont have to use a single brain cell to interpret anything or sh*t! You just sit back and enjoy the…awkwardness? 🀣🀣🀣

    GREAT GREATTT ANSWERS, Emer! YOU HAVE WON MY HEART WITH THESE AMAZING CHOICES! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»β˜”οΈ

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    1. TWILIGHT IS GENIUS!!!!!! My friend got me a sparkly Edward pop vinyl thingy and omg it’s my prized possession now!!!!!

      And oh…. Catcher….. THAT BOOK IS MY HEART RAIN!!!! When I was 15 I was so lost. I felt so detached from my peers… BUT THEN I READ ABOUT HOLDEN AND OMG HE SHOWED ME THAT IT WAS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY AND I LOVE HIM FOREVER MORE BECAUSE OF THAT!!!!!!! Catcher is the book that if you could see into my soul you would see its words carved there.

      And say her name is a criminally underrated book. I think you’d love it actually. Because of your interest in all those fantastic letters you share with us. It’s the most beautiful book about love. It’s not a perfect love story, I mean what is…but it’s so gorgeous. It’s truthful. Real. Honest. Visceral… If you can get a copy at all then I highly recommend it <3333333333

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      1. Awww!! I am sooo glad she got you that!! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘»πŸ‘»

        MY, MY!!! Carvings and all – GIMMEEEE THAT BOOK RIGHT FUCKING NOWWWWW!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 After such an enthused comment on this book, how can I NOT read it, huh? YOU WAIT AND WATCH!! 😍😍😘😘

        I DOOO!! I ADORE LOVE LETTERSSS!! ❀️😍😍😍 AND NOW I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE A NOTE TO LOOK FOR THIS ONE THE NEXT TIME I AM IUT BOOK SHOPPING (which is EVERY time πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘»)

        THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR ALL THESE AMAZING RECOMMENDATIONS, hon! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ

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      2. Haha I’m so like that, if I go shopping I forget everything else and head straight for the book shop lmaoooooo!!!! Thank you so much Rain. I really hope that you do get a chance to read both say her name and the catcher in the rye and that they turn out to be as moving and thought provoking to you as they were to me. Loveeee <3333

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      3. I KNOWWW RIGHTT!?!? Like food and clothes and everything else is secondary, JUST BOOKS! GIMMEEE THE BOOKSSSS!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»

        I will definitely make time to read them, hon! 😘😘❀️❀️

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