Stay At Home Book Tag

So, I wasn’t tagged exactly, but I saw this idea on Reading with Rendz blog and decided to play along.

RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading two books actually. I am reading a culinary comical mystery by Michael Bond, Paddington Bear’s writer. This is a series written for adults that I only just discovered. The series is called Monsieur Pamplemousse, and the particular title I’m reading is Monsieur Pamplemousse on Vacation.

I have a Kindle edition of this book. I recently had to accompany my father at his doctor’s appointment at the hospital. I wanted to read in the waiting room but had trouble charging my Kindle overnight. So, I picked up an unread physical book from my shelf, The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It’s a very different book from the other, but I am enjoying it so far. It’s a mystery, a romance and a Gothic novel.

What’s your favorite “can’t leave the house” activity?

I enjoy a lot of “can’t leave the house” activities. The top three would be creative writing, drawing/illustrating and reading. During the pandemic, I’ve been doing a lot of healthy cooking and in-home exercise (mostly some form of dance exercise.) I’ve also been doing a little more with my YouTube channels and would like to do more with filming.

A book you’ve been meaning to read forever

There are probably too many of these, but I looked at my Goodreads “to be read” list for inspiration. I’ll just give one example, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I saw a film version of it. It’s a YA novel about a teen girl who was raped and has difficulty confessing what happened to her. She’s also an artistic teen which I find interesting and relatable.

An intimidating book on your tbr list

I would say that would be War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. At a former job, I was carrying my big, fat physical copy of the book to work every day to read during my lunch break. For some reason, I had to set it aside for some time and then I lost my bookmark and my place in the book. I was about three quarters of the way through it. At this point, so much time has passed that I would need to start at the beginning again.

top 3 priority books on your tbr

I have so many that it’s possible I may change my mind before I get there. I would like to read Ahead of Her Time: An SAT Vocabulary Novel by Erica Abbett. This may seem like an interesting choice, but I am preparing for tutoring. It involves an archaeological dig and time travel. I also recently bought two new Kindle books, one from my Amazon recommendations, Mr. Finchley Discovers His England by Victor Canning. It’s a humorous book from the ’30s and, though the title doesn’t give it away, apparently involves all sorts of adventures and shenanigans and smugglers. I’ve just recently added a book from a blogger I discovered quite a while back, Veronica Brush of Themeless Writing. She has a humorous murder mystery set on Mars, First Grave on Mars. I don’t often venture into sci-fi, but I do occasionally, and I do enjoy humor and mysteries.

Recommend a short book

I did recently read a very short book, Einstein’s Cat by Tom Skinner. It’s a short book of light, humorous verse about Einstein’s cat and different lettuces and galahs on bicycles.

Recommend a long book

A somewhat recent read that was fairly long, 464 pages, is Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzch. It’s a mystery thriller involving an antiquarian book seller who finds an encoded diary of Ludwig II of Bavaria and an art detective.

Something you’d like to do while stuck at home

I think I mentioned several activities already, but I recently bought a Creative Bible with special pages for coloring and decorating verses. It would be nice to spend more time on this.

What do you plan on reading next?

I started to read Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin and interrupted to read another book. I do that sometimes. I plan to finish. Rosie leaves her job as a sous-chef to start a travelling tea shop in a pink campervan.

I tag …

Pam Webb Books, Baking and Blogging Kirstie Ellen Jar Full of Manna Corey Reads

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