So I have like 23432380 tags people have nominated me for that I’ve yet to do, but instead of doing any of those, I guess I felt it was most important to do this cat tag that no one nominated me for. Uh. I just love cats.
Purr: As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?
I’m going to go with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. When I think of a book that made me happy all the way through (as in, no major stress), this one is always the first to come to mind. This is book is very light and was just so much fun, and while not necessary “relaxing” it’s like a breath of fresh air compared to the heavier stuff I usually read. This is my happiest of happy books.
Twitch while dreaming: Have you ever dreamt of a book you read?
I have definitely dreamed of Harry Potter, but I can’t think of anything specific at the moment, so instead I will recount a dream I had about Adam Parrish from the Raven Cycle. Basically, he was starring in a play (like a minor university production) alongside one of my friends (who is very much NOT an actress irl lol) and I went to see it in support of my friend. When I saw Adam come on stage I was like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I tried to meet him afterward but he’d left pretty quickly. Classic Adam.
Seems to play nice…until the claws are out!: Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?
It’s not the biggest plot twist ever, but one that sticks out to me from a book I read more recently that really got me – as in, I didn’t see it coming at all, but once it was revealed it made perfect sense all along (I’m not a huge fan of twists that don’t have a whole lot of evidence, or extremely vague evidence, leading up to them) – was a certain reveal in the book Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. I literally put my book down and said OH out loud.
Cuddles: Which book character would you give a hug to?
I’m not a very huggy person, so the other person is going to have to be a hugger or things’ll get awkward fast. In that case, I think I’ll choose Rhy Maresh from the Shades of Magic series- he definitely seemed in need of a hug from time to time, and he very much deserves one after that last book. And he’s just sweet and warm and outgoing.
Catnip: What’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?
Okay listen. I was trying not to mention The Raven Cycle more than once. But. The court room scene. That’s all I have to say.
Cat breeds: Your favorite book(s)?
Harry Potter. The Raven Cycle. Six of Crows. A Little Life. The Secret History.
Getting the cat: How did you find your favorite book(s)?
So I was super against Harry Potter because 9 y/o me thought wizards were dumb (for literally no reason), but then my brother got the first book at a book fair, and it was just lying on the kitchen counter, and I was a bit curious by the hype because literally everyone in my 4th grade class was reading it, and since it was just sitting there…I picked it up and the rest is history. Exhibit A why I always like to give hyped books a chance.
Being in places they shouldn’t: Least favorite cliché?
Probably because I recently read The Bone Season (unpopular opinion alert), I think my least favorite is the domineering male who has some sort of power over a female, usually he’s in charge of her in some way, and she sees he’s actually got a semblance of heart and they fall in love. I’m not saying it can’t work, but I’m just not into it.
The good old cardboard box: Most underrated book series?
Most of the series I’ve read are pretty popular, but one that I was really into during my teen years was the Great and Terrible Beauty books by Libba Bray. Set in Victorian England, four boarding school girls gain access to some magical realms. I wasn’t part of any bookish communities except Harry Potter back then, so they could have been more popular than I realize, and the fact that they came out in the earlier 2000s could simply mean the hype around them died down, but they’re the most underrated series in my mind.
If you like cats, or just think this looks fun, consider yourself tagged!!