Kate @ Reading Through Infinity tagged me in the Harry Potter Spells Tag – thank you, Kate! – so today I thought I’d give it a go. It feels like it’s been ages since I last did a tag.
A childhood book connected to good memories?
I used to get Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger out of the library all the time when I was little and I loved it. It’s still one of my favourite children’s books and I feel like it’s one of Dahl’s lesser-known books.
A book that took you by surprise?
Definitely The Cruel Prince – I did not expect to love that book as much as I did!
The last book you read?
I finished Devils Unto Dust just before I went on holiday last week and I enjoyed it! It’s the first (and so far only) book I’ve read for Tome Infinity and Beyond Round 3 because I spent 5 days exploring Denmark and catching up with friends, so I’m hoping to complete some more challenges for the readathon over the weekend.
A book that introduced you to a genre you’d never considered before?
It’s not exactly a genre, but a few years ago I read Mira Grant’s Feed and it became one of my favourite novels of all time, then earlier this year I read Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation and finally made the realisation that, contrary to what I always thought, I like zombie novels.
A funny book you’ve read?
The Raven and the Reindeer made me laugh several times; T. Kingfisher is brilliant at writing funny fantasy.
A book you think everyone should know about?
Blood Water Paint is an absolute stunner of a novel, written in verse, and I haven’t seen enough people around the blogosphere talking about it.
A book or spoiler you would like to forget you ever read?
A book you had to read for school?
I liked a lot of what I had to read for school, but I have really fond memories from my final year, during the second year of my A Levels, when we studied Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. My teacher was fantastic and she made me fall in love with that play.
A book that was painful to read?
I loved The One Hundred Nights of Hero, but it’s a beast of a graphic novel and a hardback to boot, so it wasn’t very comfortable to read!
A book that could kill (interpret as you will)?
I treated myself to the hardback of The Priory of the Orange Tree and it’s like a brick. I genuinely think it could be a murder weapon.