Woops, another post that’s late in the day! I’m getting so lazy. Nah, I’m blaming it on the busy weekend I had. (Too much socializing!) At least I’m getting closer and closer to the new X Files episode tonight. I’m super excited for this one, since it’s from the same writer of my favorite episode! It’s going to be so good 😀
Moving on to the tag in question. I was tagged ages ago by Erika @erikainbookventureland to do the Book Courtship Tag. Thanks so much Erika! I had such a fun time with this tag and taking photos of my books.
*click each image to be redirected to book’s Goodreads page*
Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?
I picked this book up at Half Price Books for $4.00. It was published in the 1970s; how could I resist that cover? I haven’t read it yet. I hope the story’s as beautiful as the illustrations!
Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of its summary?
I found this book at the thrift store and got it for 89¢! It’s a collection of short stories about alien abductions told from the aliens’ perspective. Another one I haven’t read yet, but it sounds right up my alley.
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?
I will praise this book until the day I die.
Phase 4 – First Date: The first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?
It took me a a long time to read The Hunger Games after it came out. I ended up having to read the first book in the series for a course I took in college. But, after finishing it, I was hooked and immediately went out to buy the second one. (The third one came out one week after I read the first one, and I snatched that up instantly as well. I read all 3 books in a little over a week.)
Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?
In high school, I took a class where, throughout the semester, we chose 4 books to read and construct projects on. I decided to read The Historian for one of them because I had chosen to read Dracula in a separate English class for an individual project that was taking place at the same time. It was wonderful reading them side-by-side, but it was Kostova’s work that kept me reading into the late hours of the night.
Phase 6 – Always on My Mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?
I read this book for a project in the same college class I read The Hunger Games in. This book by Joseph Campbell dissects the typical formula that can be (and often is) used as an outline for a book (or any media really – especially movies) that contain a hero. It’s a fascinating read, and I often still think about it when consuming anything that has a “hero.” (I used this text to compare Katniss’ journey in The Hunger Games and Jonas’ journey in The Giver for said college course.)
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book that you love the way it feels?
This book was originally published in the late 1600s. Yes, you read that right. The 1600s. I ended up picking this book up for $10.00. How is that even possible?! It’s one of my most prized possessions. I can’t believe I own this. I often pick it up just to feel it in my hands.
Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book you would recommend to your family and friends?
I recommend this memoir to anyone and everyone. It’s such a wonderful, inspirational read. Prepare to be ready to feel like you can accomplish anything.
Phase 9 – Thinking about the Future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?
I’m sure no one is surprised this answer. Always ❤
Phase 10 – Share the Love: Who do you tag?
I did my best to check and see if you already did this tag, so, if you have I’m sorry and ignore me. Also, as always, no obligations.
I hope you enjoyed reading this challenge and looking at my photos as much as I did creating this post. I’m always down to take photos of the pretty books I own. Do you have any thoughts or opinions about these books? Loved/hated? Let’s chat!
Up Tomorrow: Top Ten Tuesday