It’s been a while since I saw these kinds of blog memes: answering questions and then tagging other bloggers when done. Have you done anything like it?
Life According to Literature
The Rules: Using only books you have read during the year (2019), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title.
- Describe yourself: The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill
- How do you feel: Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
- Describe where you currently live: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner
- Your favorite form of transportation: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
- Your best friend is: The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker
- You and your friends are: The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
- What’s the weather like: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- You fear: Holes by Louis Sachar
- What is the best advice you have to give: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Thought for the day: Going Up?: Making Right Choices at Work by Yay Padua-Olmedo
- How would I like to die: The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
- My soul’s present condition: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
These answers are just some of the titles I read last year. The full list is found on my Goodreads year 2019 in books. You can also see my reviews there. In addition, I will also post photos of some of the books I read in the said year. When I remembered to snap them, that is.
In addition, I posted about two of the books entitled
- The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison and
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows here on Cymplified.
My Rambling Essay About Books
It always excites me to browse books in book shops. Recently, I also buy second hand books from Biblio. They are still in good condition. Even with folded covers. Besides, I usually read books once; thus, purchasing discounted books is sensible.
Speaking of discounted books, I found this book pictured below in Powerbooks during the sale. I’ll tell you a secret: I do judge books by their covers. And this cover is nice! Unless, Goodreads readers or someone I know recommended it. Could be from a popular book club. Or I received it as a gift.
On one rare occasion, I bought books from Book Depository, since I didn’t see some titles in book stores here.
I read a book by Tom Hanks since he seems like a cool guy. Whenever I see one glove (not a pair!) on the road, I think of him. You’ll know if you followed him on Facebook. 😉 I heard Tom Hanks’s voice in my head while I read Uncommon Type.
I read my children’s books. Like The Heroes of Olympus series and this book, a gift from my aunt for my kids.
My Book, My Companion
I like to bring a book with me when I go out. Or when having my me-time or a doctor’s visit. One won’t know how long a wait is going to be. A book is also one of the best companions I could have. It entertains me with a story. I’m a book-toting mama! I read while waiting to fetch the children. 📚
A book indeed is great with coffee!
Going on a trip? Traveling? I’d remember to include a book or two in the suitcase. On the 10+ hour flight and in long car rides last year, I read until I got dizzy or sleepy. Whichever came first.
By the way, this sausage & bacon flatbread from Starbucks is one of my favorite food offerings.
I bought this book The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand months ago but only started it in December because of its Christmas Carol-esque theme. The book cover attracted me to it.
So, those are the books I remembered to take photos of. I actually reached my goal of 40 books in 2019. This year, my goal is 45 books.
Do you like reading books? Do you have a reading goal?