Tag #15: “I Dare You Book Tag”

I found this tag on Thrice Read!

Here’s the link to their post:

They found it on Marie’s Library. The original creator is Lena.

The Rules:

  • You must be honest.
  • You can’t not answer a question.
  • You have to tag at least four people.


Here we go!

Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

Since my book collection is still divided between our house and my parents’ house, I was racking my brain for a while to answer this question. The one that came to mind the quickest was Airport by Arthur Haley.

What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?

Currently reading: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy.

Last read: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls: 101 Stories about Friendship for Women of All Ages by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark (Book review coming soon!)

Next read: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

What book did everyone like, but you hated?

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t.

Argh, I hate this question too. At the moment, I want to motivate myself to read Gone With The Wind, but it’s so daggone big!

Which book are you saving for retirement?

Ha! Gone With The Wind is creeping on to that list, as well as all of Hemingway’s works.

Last page: read it first or wait till the end?

Wait until the end!

Acknowledgements : waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

Definitely not a waste of ink. I think they’re fascinating.

Which book character would you switch places with?

Another hard question. I don’t think anyone’s asked me this one. I consider myself adventurous, so I’d like to switch places with Nancy Drew! That’s the only character that I could think of that I truly admire and who doesn’t get killed!

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?

The American Girl books defined my childhood. I have read and re-read them, and I hope to have them all in my personal library someday. I remember reading Felicity’s stories aloud to my dad, imagining her life in Colonial Williamsburg. Molly’s stories from 1944 have always been my favorite.

Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I love finding books at thrift stores! There’s a local one called the Book Owl that I absolutely love. Before my wedding last year, I randomly walked in one night after work and I found a near-mint copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?

Not that I can remember. I love recommending books, but I don’t think I’ve ever given away a book to someone.

Which book has been with you the most places?

The Great Gatsby. I re-read it every single year!

Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

What is the strangest item you’ve found in a book?

It may not be strange, but I’ve found lots of address labels of the previous owners, usually in the upper left corner of the inside cover. It’s fascinating! I own books that have been owned by people in Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, and New York.

Used or brand new?

Either or. I don’t normally buy brand new unless I have a gift card. I was able to buy four brand new books from Barnes & Noble on Friday with a gift card from my parents, and then I went to the Best Thrift store after lunch and found three used books for $5.00.

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Not yet. Funny story – I happened to pick up The Da Vinci Code in paperback on Friday!

Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?


A book that should have NEVER been published

Fifty Shades of Grey.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks excluded?


Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Melissa Beebe, Lane, Amber.

I Tag:

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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