Go figure…a month of spitting out content and now the idea pit is dry. But that’s why we have book tags, don’t we?
I found this tag on Kristin Kraves Books, who has earned the title of my Book Tag Provider. So, thank you my friend!
The Last Book I Gave Up On
Last year, when I was naively thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2020, I made a list of books I wanted to unhaul. That unhaul would include a slight purge of my TBR pile. One of those TBR books was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have absolutely no interest in reading this book anymore. If I’m being honest, I bought it on impulse while walking through Rite Aid, during the first year I started earning my own income.
The Last Book I Gave Up OLast year, when I was naively thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish in 2020, I made a list of books I wanted to unhaul. That unhaul would include a slight purge of my TBR pile. One of those TBR books was The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have absolutely no interest in reading this book anymore. If I’m being honest, I bought it on impulse while walking through Rite Aid, during the first year I started earning my own income.
Last Book I Re-read
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, which I reread in May during a reading slump and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning crying over.
Last Book I Bought
The books I recently acquired at the same time were Dear Justyce by Nic Stone and The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu.
Last Book I Said I Read But Actually Didn’t
The last time I said I read a book but I didn’t actually was when I was a sophomore in college. In my British Writers II class, we read Waterland by Graham Swift. It was the driest book we read in that class, which might not have been so bad since we also read Hard Times by Charles Dickens. But I absolutely could not stand the narrator in Waterland, to a point where I could not bring myself to finish it. I just looked on SparkNotes for a summary instead.
Last Book I Wrote in the Margins Of
I highlighted and scribbled in textbooks I used in school, but to me, those don’t count. I never write in books.
Last Book That I Had Signed
I haven’t been to a book signing since college, when I went to my professor’s book launch party. The most recent signed book I acquired was last year, when I accidentally bought an Owlcrate copy of Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene through Amazon.
The Last Book I Lost
I don’t know if it counts, but the last book I “lost” was His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler. It was a library book I am positive I returned. After I finished it, I put it the backpack I use when I return library books. I distinctly remember leaving it in the outside bin designated for returns and all the other books I returned with it were cleared. Plus, on top of that, my bedroom is so small, it’s impossible I would not be able to see it if I did still have it. Yet, His Hideous Heart is marked as “overdue” on my library account. Fortunately, because of the pandemic, the library is not charging fines. But if it continues, I might have to call them about it.
(Pray for me.)
The Last Book I Had to Replace
I can’t remember having to replace a book, ever. While a lot of my books have some wear and tear, none are damaged enough to qualify for a replacement.
The Last Book I Argued Over
I didn’t necessarily arguewith anyone over it, but Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. When I admitted I didn’t love the writing style, the people I talked to on the Internet were polite in disagreeing with me. Still, posting a rant review on such a beloved novel made me a little nervous.
The Last Book I Couldn’t Find
Over the summer, when I was pulling books by Black authors off my shelves, I almost forgot about Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Only it wasn’t where I thought I put it. After a few moments of panic, I found it in the back of the shelves inside my bed.
Have you ever lost a library book?