Book Festival Book Tag!

This tag was created by Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews, and I was tagged by Dini @ Dini Panda Reads – thanks Dini!


.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.

Author Lineup

Name your top three authors that you would like to meet

I’d love to meet Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Gail Carriger and Sarah Monette who wrote my favourite book, The Goblin Emperor, as Katherine Addison.

The Official Schedule

How do you determine what books you’re going to read next?

I’m a mood reader, so most of the time I just pick up what I’m in the mood for. Since my friends and I started our horror book club, Dawn of the Read, back in October, though, I do try and prioritise my horror novel of the month to make sure I read it. This month we’re reading Ninth House!

ARC Drops

What ARC would you wait hours in line for?

I would love to get my hands on an ARC of Mexican Gothic; the cover is stunning and it sounds so lush and brilliant.

The Swag!

What bookish merch/pre-order incentives/etc. is your favourite?

I love bookish jewellery and scarves and pins, but I’m also starting to get more into bookish candles. For the most part, though, I don’t tend to buy myself bookish merch – I’d much rather have the book!

That being said, my friend Elena got me a Six of Crows cushion and I adore it.

The Panels

What topic would you love to see some of your favourite authors talk about?

I’d love to attend a panel to see authors like S.A Chakraborty, G. Willow Wilson and Ayisha Malik discussing writing about Islam, as it’s a topic I find interesting and I find religion in general really interesting. I’d also love to see a panel discussing aro/ace rep in fiction, particularly in fantasy and historical fiction because they’re my favourite genres.

Something I’d love to talk about, if I ever get this damn novel I’m working on finished and, by some miracle, it gets published, is the representation of witchcraft in fiction – particularly in historical fiction. In a lot of historical fiction we get what I call ‘richcraft’ where we end up following a fairly wealthy woman who’s usually at court, but the majority of women accused of witchcraft, and executed for witchcraft, in the UK were working class women, and I feel like their voices have been left behind.

Yallfest, Yallwest, Bookcon/BookExpo, YALC, Etc.

What book festival/con would you go to if you had the choice?

Considering I live in the UK, I really would like to make it to YALC at some point. My absolute goal, however, is Worldcon. I’m still pretty heartbroken that it was so close last year, just across the water in Dublin, but I couldn’t afford to go. Le sigh. I also try to go to the Hay Festival every year, which is probably my favourite – the weather’s always glorious and I love the atmosphere there.

I tag

E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Little Nook

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Aj @ Read All the Things

Angela @ Musings of a Literary Wanderer

Catherine @ Based On the Book

9 thoughts on “Book Festival Book Tag!

  1. E. Pasternak says:

    Thank you for tagging me, Jess! I’m so behind with tags it will probably take me a while but I love it! ❤
    Oh, what even is the official schedule for a mood reader, right?? I just pick stuff at random and hope for the best lol 😀

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  2. Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews says:

    Thank you so much for doing the tag! I loved reading your answers. Mexican Gothic’s cover is easily one of the prettiest I’ve seen. And both of your panels that you mentioned, I would love to go to. I think the witchcraft one would be so fascinating. And I’ve got my fingers crossed that YALC is in the near near future for you! Thanks again for doing the tag, and great post! 🙂

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  3. dinipandareads says:

    Yay, I’m glad you did this tag and I loved reading your answers 🙂 I think those panel topics that you picked would be really interesting. The discussion on witchcraft sounds really interesting and if you’re writing a book about that, it sounds like something I’d definitely read *interest definitely piqued*! 😃 I hope you also get to go to a book festival/con sometime in the near future! I think YALC would also be a really fun one to go to!

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