This past week has seen me attempting a spot of creative writing and some mundane reality check rambles, so its been a while since I did a tag 🙂
I received two tags from Nick @ Nickvreys and Astra @ A Stranger’s guide to Novels to try out the Desert Island Book Tag. Thanks a bunch guys! Really appreciate it. 🙂 Please do check out their blogs, they are extremely lovely people writing amazing blogs.
Both Nick and Astra had different sets of questions. You can find Nick’s here and Astra’s here. I decided to make a concoction of both, each looked tempting. ^_^ I’m pretty sure I can get away with saying Harry Potter to all of these catergories, so it will be challenging to see what else I can come up with and Nick and Astra seem to agree too 😛
Water — A book that you found refreshingly different.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith. I love how Seth has blended in history and fantasy and make it sem so effortlessly true! Just fantastic!
Food — An essential book you can’t live without.
Hard choice indeed. My instincts say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen since its my go to book of all time. (Sorry guys you will see this book pop up everywhere!)
Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe
Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery Though I read this book and its follow ups a long time ago, I relate to it so much, if I ever reread or whenever I think about it, it reminds me of my childhood. ^_^
Weapons — A book that is massive and could be used a weapon.
I’m going to agree with Astra and say The Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm. Or wait, is it my 7 book bundle of the Austen books, or even the Narnia books I bought as a bundle too. Either of the three. Regardless, I am armed people!! Bombs away!!
Companion — A Book Characters That You Would Want To Be Stuck On A Desert Island With
Tris aka Beatrice Prior from the Divergent series. She has brains, the determination and the courage to fight. She is a bit under estimated but hey I think I am too most times. Surprise is great after all.
Other contenders would be Four aka Tobias Eaton also from Divergent or Simon Lewis from TMI for beating the boredom.
Map — A book with an amazing map inside.
Who can say no to the Marauder’s Map in Harry Potter. Its pure magic XD
Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart
Oh there’s so many! I’m going to go by The Children of the New Forrest by Captain Marryat. I read this book just once years ago, I dont remember much of the story, but do remember enjoying it and feeling just happy 🙂
Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading
I cannot remember the first book I ever read, but I remember the first book I ever bought was the first Famous Five book. I loved the series as a kid, and still do! The first book I was ever gifted was a simplified copy of Jane Eyre, just months after. I was 6! Regardless, I loved both books, and had re read them thrice over before I asked for more. XD Gosh there was so much time back then !!
Flare Gun — A book that you would give a new reader to get them interested in reading.
Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This book is on acceptance, understanding and keeping an open mind. Its great for all ages too 🙂
Threat — A book you were afraid to read but ended up conquering.
Odyssey by Homer. (I dont know if you can call this a book though) I put off reading it for Uni, for months, but I ended up loving it.
SOS — A book that is under hyped but you want everyone to read.
Books by Elizabeth Gaskell. I dont know many people who have read them, but they are wonderful classics. Or maybe Wonder too.
Rescued — A book you are anticipating to be released.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for sure. Though it is not technically a novel, who cares. I cannot wait so can all the other books!
Aaaand thats it!
Its time for some tagging 😛
Have fun guys 🙂