So today I’m back with a tag to do! And this time I was actually tagged by somebody to do it. I was tagged in this by Twin Reads, so let’s get right on into it!
Math: A book that left your head spinning in circles
For this one I’ll have to go with The Martian by Andy Weir. There was so much science in this book (and math, might I add) and although it was a wonderful book, it left my head spinning after I finished reading it.
English: A book you think has beautiful written expression
I always have to go with Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz for questions like this because his writing is just so beautiful and poetic. I really need to check out his other books because his writing is just amazing (and I met him and he’s so nice) so I feel like I should try out his other lesser-known books.
Physics: Your favorite scientifically minded character from a book or film
By scientifically minded, does it mean smart and very intelligent? If so, I’ll have to pick Sherlock Holmes, duh! There’s literally nobody else I could’ve chosen for this one. I’m shamed to say I haven’t read the books and have only seen the BBC TV show, but I do own the book and I will get to it one day! It’s just so daunting!
Chemistry: Your favorite literary couple
I’m pretty sure I’ve answered this question only a million times, but I have a new ship and that is Doran and Solara from Starflight. I just finished this book a few days ago so I don’t have a review up, but to sum it up, this pairing went from scorching hate (as in literally almost killing and abandoning each other) to love. I won’t go into detail because spoilers, but yeah, they’re my newest ship (and they’re on a spaceship haha).
Biology: Your favorite book/series/film character
Oh lordy this is hard! What the heck? How in the world am I supposed to answer this? Not only does this account for books but it accounts for TV shows and movies! You know what? I’ll just list some of my all-time favorite characters.
- Fred Weasley from Harry Potter
- Castiel from Supernatural
- Safiya and Iseult from Truthwitch
- Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire
- Jon Snow from A Song of Ice and Fire
- Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments
- Charlie Pace from Lost
- Bruce Banner/The Hulk from The Avengers
- Aristotle and Dante from (you guessed it) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe because I literally can’t pick a favorite between these two!
That’s all I can think of for now, but I bet there are loads more.
French: Your favorite foreign book/film/program
Yikes! I don’t know. Twin Reads chose Harry Potter, which is technically correct since it takes place in the UK, across the pond, but I’ll try and be a bit more adventurous with my answer. But what I’m curious about is why it specifically says French, like why not Spanish or German or Latin? Anyway, for this one I will be choosing Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I don’t think any of this book takes place in the United States, so it counts as foreign! I never actually mentioned this book on this blog before, I don’t think… that’s odd because I liked the book and the movie a lot.
Art: Have you ever judged a book by its cover, even if you weren’t meant to?
I’ve said this probably a million times already, but I’ll go ahead and say it again. I judge books by their covers all the time. I know, it’s a horrible thing to do, but I can’t help it. I see a pretty book and I pick it up, it’s that simple! I don’t want an ugly book on my shelf either, no matter how good it is, it’ll probably end up hidden behind more beautiful books. I know it’s book discrimination (if that’s actually a thing) but I can’t help doing it.
History: The last historical book you’ve read
I actually read a historical book not all that long ago! That book was A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. You can read my mini non-spoiler review by clicking on the title. I love historical fiction books but I don’t read nearly enough of them.
Geography: A literary destination you would really like to visit (real or fictional)
I mean, Hogwarts is the go-to answer for this one, isn’t it? What kind of Potterhead would I be if I didn’t choose Hogwarts? Also, Middle-Earth would be enchanting as well. For both of these, there are places that I could visit in real life that are similar or are from the books or films. I could go to New Zealand and visit the locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed (though I should probably watch the movies before then at least so I won’t be wandering around acting like I know everything when I don’t). And for Harry Potter, I could go to King’s Cross station (or just London, really) or any place on this list of places every Potterhead should visit. I mean, who wouldn’t want to sit down in the cafe where Harry Potter was written to work on their own potential bestseller novel?
Drama: A book that you think has a lot of over dramatic hype
I personally think that Passenger by Alexandra Bracken didn’t live up to the hype at all for me. I will be picking up the second one Wayfarer because it’s only a duology and I am interested to see what happens (plus the books themselves are the most beautiful books ever).
I’m sorry, but I’m not tagging anyone! But if you’d like to do this tag yourself, feel free to do it! Just link back to this post so I can check it out! I hope you enjoyed this tag! Also, is this new WordPress drafting layout messing anybody else up? This post took me nearly 2x as long to write as it normally does because I’m not used to this new layout.