A little Book Tag, spotted somewhere on the interweb (please let me know if it was you, so I can acknowledge you properly), to get me over a slow blogging weekend.
1. The last book I gave up on:
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous | Ocean Vuong – I wasn’t in the right mood for it.
2. The last book I re-read:
War and Peace | Leo Tolstoy – after an almost twenty year gap between reads.
3. The last book I bought:
The Wild Silence | Raynor Winn – a Christmas present to self after enjoying The Salt Path so much.
4. The last book I said I read but actually didn’t:
Not sure if I’ve ever done this…
5. The last book I wrote in the margins of:
The last book I read.
I make notes and underline in all my books.
Mr Books is horrified, although he also finds it fascinating to wonder why I liked a certain passage or marked a page, when he reads a book after me. When I reread a book, I’m also curious to see which passages stood out during the first read, and if they still resonate second time around.
6. The last book I had signed:
Stalin’s Wine Cellar | John Baker & Nick Place – I procured a signed copy for Mr Books, knowing how much he would enjoy this weird and wonderful tale of high-end wine, politics and shady deals.
7. The last book I lost:
The Brother’s Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky – lost during a move about 5 yrs ago. I was halfway through it and struggling with all the religious stuff, so was not unhappy that it went missing in the move.
8. The last book I had to replace:
War and Peace when I realised that my first read through was with an abridged version!
9. The last book I argued over:
Where The Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens – I thought it was crap, but everyone else in my book club loved it. We agreed to disagree in the end.
10. The last book you couldn’t find:
Autumn, Winter and Spring | Ali Smith – I was positive I had reading copies of these three books somewhere in my TBR piles. I was thinking of finally reading all four of them this year, now that Summer is out. But I obviously gave them to someone and forgot about it.