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NY Times By The Book TAG

I have seen the tag EVERYWHERE on booktube and finally decided that I MUST do it! So get excited because I really am!

1. What book is on your night stand now?

Wizard and Glass : The Dark Tower IV – Stephen King

I’m about 197 pages (out of 694) into this book and I’m LOVING it! We finally get some much needed backstory and I’ve never been so excited to delve into a character.

2. What was the last truly great book you read?

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

This book touched me on a deep, emotional level. I was so impressed by this book and it is my favorite book I’ve read so far this year.

3. If you could meet any writer – dead or alive – who would it be? And what would you want to know?

I have a hard time with this question, because I strongly believe that you shouldn’t meet your heroes. People raise their heroes on a pedestal and often forget that they are just people too. Because of this people are often disappointed by them.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest I’ll answer for the sake of the tag. Obviously my answer is Stephen King. I  would ask him if his reoccurring themes of alcoholism and drug abuse was on purpose or was it something that he wrote subconsciously (as it was something he struggled with).

4. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

These books are such a guilty pleasure of mine. Of course, I read them as they came out, when I was a kid, but I still find them as funny as I did then. I only own the first (I used to have the second but I can’t seem to find it).


5. How do you organize your personal library.

One shelf is all Stephen King books (see my collection here). The rest are just placed by height. I just redid my shelves and they look very nice!


6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?

I don’t get embarrassed about not reading books, I read what I want to read, when I want to.


7. Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh

I really wanted to like this book, but it was written in a very thick accent and I am not in a place where I want to really use my brain when I read. Because of this I put this book down (for now).


8. What kind of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

Horror/ thriller is where my heart lies. I could pick up any *good* horror/ thriller and love it. A bad horror/ thriller novel really upsets me though. Along the lines of horror/ thrillers, I love really dark books. Don’t get me wrong, I love lighthearted reads, but reading dark books are more enjoyable to me.

As for genres I stay clear of, it is almost exclusively fantasy. I have never really liked fantasy, even when I was younger. I go back to a fantasy novel every once in awhile to try to get in to it, but it just hasn’t happened yet.


9. If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

On Writing : A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen King

This is one of the most influential books I have ever read, so of course I would want the president to read it. It may not inspire him like it inspired me, but it’s the best I’ve got.

10. What do you plan to read next?

Of Mice and Men  – John Steinbeck

I just found this under my bed, and it is so short that I can’t justify not reading it soon.

Confession of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella

I’ve heard such good things of Sophie Kinsella’s work and I saw it in the store and thought “Why not?”.


This is an older tag so I’m not going to bother tagging anyone. If you haven’t done this and want to, go ahead!



Just a college student with an unnatural love for books and too many thoughts to keep to herself.

3 thoughts on “NY Times By The Book TAG

  1. I’ve been meaning to read Stephen King’s On Writing for the longest time! My mom is a HUUGE Stephen King fan, but the only book of his I’ve ever read was The Gunslinger when I was a freshman in high school. Any recommendations on where to go from there?

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    1. I don’t think you should read the rest of the Dark Towers series yet, because he references many of his other books a lot in that series. Depending on your taste, I would say Carrie, Cujo, Misery, or The Mist

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