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Tag Thursday: I Dare You book tag

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Finally I’m back with another Book Tag!

I saw Kelly @Kelly’s Rambles doing it, and I decided that I’d give it a try, too!
I have some more tags to do in the future, and I hope you like my answers~

Let’s get into it!

I Dare You book tag

Rules:

  • You must be honest
  • You can’t not answer a question
  • You have to tag at least four people (which I probably won’t do)

The Questions!

1. Which book has been on your shelf longest?

If I show you the state of my copy of The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas (Russian version, of course), you’d see how long I had it on my shelf. Probably 13 years or so.

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

Current reads: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, and Pax by Sara Pennypacker (let’s not count one more book I have on my CR lol)

Last read: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Next read: Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by J.M. Sullivan

3. What book(s) did everyone like but you hated?

Again, let’s go with this book:

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I seriously can’t understand why everyone loves this book when it’s (the book, I mean) wrong on so many levels.

4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

I’d hate to admit that, but…

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That would be Lord of the Rings saga.

5. Which book are you saving ‘for retirement’?

Everything Lev Tolstoy, maybe? Well, I’d still try reading some of his works in the nearest future, but anyway, he’s one of those classic authors that I find hard to like. Maybe I should also add everything Dostoyevsky as well.

6. Last page: read it first or wait until the end?

Always wait until the end. 🙂 Well, except for any extra content, or trivia, or index page

7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?

I don’t think it’s a waste of ink and paper, but I personally almost never read them.

8. Which book character would you change places with?

Luna Lovegood, without any doubt.

9. Do you have a book which reminds you of something specific in your life?

I’m not sure that I have it.

10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.

I don’t think I have one like that.

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

No, I’m more of buying books for other people. Like, my last time was buying Vietnamese version of The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov and The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku for my best friend.

12. Which book has been with you to the most places?

I wish I could say Harry Potter, but no, the answer would be The Three Musketeers and almost all Russian classics I have in possession.

13. Any ‘required reading’ you hated in school, which wasn’t so bad two years later?

I haven’t reread any required reading that I at first hated yet, but I have some hopes on Crime and Punishment.

14. What is the strangest item you have found in a book?

Never been in that situation 🙂

15. Used or brand new?

I’d prefer brand new.

16. Have you ever read a Dan Brown?

I read Da Vinci’s Code a long time ago (and actually enjoyed it!), and made an attempt of reading Angels and Demons, but the second I figured out the plot pattern, I dropped it.

17. Have you ever seen a film you liked better than a book?

Stardust for sure. As much as I like Neil Gaiman’s works, I found the book much less entertaining than the movie.

18. A book that NEVER should have been published?

Fifty Shades of Grey series.

19. Have you ever read a book that has made you hungry, cookbooks being the exception?

Not yet.

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

You mean, people that recommend me books I put on my never ending TBR pile with no clear plans on when I’m actually gonna read them? Well, the whole bookstagram community, then. XD

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I apologize if you somehow found my answers rather boring 😀 I actually never denied being a boring person at some level, so some of my plain answers shouldn’t be a surprise for you, haha. Hope you still managed to figure out something more about me and my preferences. 🙂

See you next time!
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5 thoughts on “Tag Thursday: I Dare You book tag”

  1. I thought the Stardust film was slightly better than the book, as well. I’m not too fond of either, though. Still trying to figure out why Gaiman has such a strong cult following. I just don’t get it! :/

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      1. I don’t understand why Gaiman has a cult following. I don’t like most of his works and I think his prose is trying too hard.

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