I would like to thank Lori’s Bookshelf Reads for the tag! This isn’t one I’ve seen floating around before and I’m hoping that I can come up with some great answers for you folks.
Which character would you love to go on an adventure with?
I would love to go on an adventure with Far and his crew from Invictus by Ryan Graudin. Flying through space and time, looting history, red panda sidekick? Count me in. Sounds like a dream come true as long as I am not one of the crew stuck on the ship. I would touch ALL OF THE HISTORICAL THINGS and get myself into so much trouble. Would be a blast.
If you could be any character for the day, who would you be and why?
I would want to be Queen Victoria from Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. I don’t think I really need an explanation for this one. Literally Queen for the day? Lets do this.
What book is on your TBR bucket list?
The Secret of Vesalius by Jordi Llobregat. I love me a good retelling and this one is supposed to be inspired by Frankenstein. Why haven’t I read it? Not available in the US and to order it from overseas is out of reach for me at the moment. One of these days I’ll get my hands on it. I am a sucker for gothic horror.
Which book has a contemporary setting you would love to go to?
Not going to lie, I don’t do contemporary often but I will try my best to answer this one. I think I’ll go with Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books. They have interesting settings, adventure, still have a good hook in mythology, but are firmly set in the modern day. Lets take it a step further, here. The main characters of these books are children of the Greek and Roman gods, right? So, which god would I want to be a child of within the story’s context. I would choose Hades. I feel like he is greatly misunderstood, has phenomenal power, and really is the most interesting of the pantheon to me.
Which book has a fantasy/fictional setting you would love to go to?
If you haven’t read The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman you should. I would love to be caught up in that world, traversing alternate universes in search of rare and unique books and all the adventures you would have along the way. I would sign up right away. Sure, there is an element of danger, but doesn’t that just make it more fun?
What book or book edition would you do anything to get our hands on?
I’m not overly picky about getting specific editions etc for books. I even have a couple series that I own a mix of paperback and hardback of. GASP! Terrible, I know, but it really doesn’t bother me. However, Samantha Shannon announced at the release of The Song Rising that going forward if readers want her books with cover art matching the previous books in the series that they’d need to order the special edition hardbacks. So far she has released three books of her seven book series and I am rather attached to them so will be ordering the special editions. I mean, they come signed, too, and don’t cost much more than the standard edition. Can’t complain.
Name a character who is very adventurous and daring.
I would have to choose Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) by Tricia Levenseller. Alosa takes no shit from anyone, goes on adventures across the sea as captain of her own pirate ship, and her crew loves and respects her. She is amazing.
Name the craziest or weirdest place you’ve ever read a book.
Lets face it, I don’t go a lot of crazy or weird places to be able to read a book. Best I can do here is that once I pulled out a book so read while sitting on a grid locked highway. We hadn’t moved in a good twenty minutes so I just threw it in park and pulled a book out of my bag. The fellow in line beside of me had opened up his iPad to a race car game. Obviously that is not relevant to this question, just a tidbit of memory that popped into my head that I felt compelled to share with you.
This was a fun tag! I tag everyone that wants to try this one, too. Link back to me so I can see your answers!