Find a book for each of your initials
Count your age along your bookshelf
A book set in your city/country
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, which I read before I moved to London. The climactic scene is set in a bit of London I knew quite well from before though, from bookshopping with my mum.
A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke begins in York, and it made me want to visit myself. To see the York Minster, particularly, though I know the statues will not announce themselves in quite so dramatic a fashion as in the book.
A book that’s your favourite colour
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – look at it, it’s gorgeous!
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
I have fond memories of a lot of my childhood books, but I have a rather gleeful fondness for the Debi Gliori series that begins with Pure Dead Magic. Bizarre and comforting, the six books are set in a Scotland-Italy combo country – I never quite worked it out, but it’s possible that it’s Scotland with the Italian mafia. Also, there’s a yeti who lives in the basement, a magical nanny, talking spiders, sulky teenagers, and trainee witch mothers.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
All non-fiction. Ever. I have terrible trouble when it comes to finishing non-fiction, or even reading it with my usual speed. I tend to get halfway with the books I really like, and no further. The two I’d really like to finish are Not in God’s Name by Jonathan Sacks and Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
Runelight by Joanne M. Harris, on the grounds that it’s bloody enormous.
And that’s the end! This tag was really fun to do – if anyone decides they fancy giving it a go, let me know! I’d love to see your answers.