Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone! In terms of beginning of the year holidays, I love the green of St. Patrick’s Day perhaps more than Valentine’s Day with the red and pink. To celebrate this holiday I figured I would do another book tag, this one by Embuhleeliest. This one is a lot shorter than the one I do for Christmas, but nonetheless fun to answer. Let me know your answers to these questions as well!
- End of the Rainbow: What book did you have a hard time tracking down a copy of?
- City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. It’s mostly because I have owned it before, but because of elements out of my control got completely ruined. Since I’ve owned it I’ve been stubborn not to spend $20 or more on another copy even if I don’t currently own it.
- Pot of Gold: When you found that book, was it worth the Quest?
- It will be, I just need to find a good edition at the right price and all will be perfect. I’m actually happy that this is still an ongoing quest, it’s like a little challenge. Am I the only one like this?
- Celebrating a rich heritage: Name a book that contained a well-developed culture
- The Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos has been a surprising series with an ever growing group of well defined and unique cultures. Some other great series with amazing cultures include the Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty, and the Downworld/Shadowhunter world of Cassandra Clare’s. All are beyond memorable, and definitely immersive given how quickly I sunk into their worlds.
- Shamrock Shakes: What’s your favorite food to snack on while reading?
- Chocolate, though that’s my food weakness anyway. Candy is always a good treat, but more often I typically have a coffee with me. Favorite coffees include Caramel Macchiato, coffee with cream, Cafe Mocha, or an iced latte is a new fave (essentially the basic coffees apparently).
- Leprechaun: Do you own a rare/collector’s edition of a book?
- Most of the collector’s editions are unsurprisingly Cassandra Clare books, but I do have a leather bound edition of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien that I am rather proud of finding used.
- Four Leaf Clover: Name a book you thought would be ‘just another generic book’ but turned out to be something great
- From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout, though I went in never having read her work, and knowing hyped books can either go really well or really badly regardless. I was blown away by how addictive and fun this book and it’s follow up were. Most times I’d say though that as a reader I’ve been the type to do research ahead of buying books, so it’s not usually just following the hype or buying on a whim. Even if I go through the bookstore there’s primarily a list of books that I’ve had my eye on, and occasionally I pick up something that sounds interesting. It’s a control system that mostly works.
- Irish Whiskey: What’s your favorite tradition of St. Patty’s Day?
- So much green, I love the cool colors (blue especially), but it’s such a beautiful color and always makes me think of spring! I do not like the threat of being pinched, it scared me as a kid. I was worried I’d forget St. Patrick’s Day at some point, and not wear green (legit concern), which would spell lots of pain for me.
I hope everyone has a great St. Patrick’s Day! A bonus question from me: What was the last green book that you read? Mine was Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare (Waterstones), and even the book I’m reading now has a green cover, so I guess my reading habits would have had me covered green wise!