National Book Lover’s Day is tomorrow, August 9th. Last year we started a tradition where we each receive a wrapped book to celebrate. We’re continuing this tradition even though my late husband isn’t here to participate. I will be receiving Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Pepper, my four year old daughter, will be receiving Happy Pig Day! by My Willems.
To celebrate here I’ll be answering the questions to this tag created by littlemisswriter on Youtube. It has 8 questions.
1.Do you have book lover friends or are you the token book lover?
People I know in real life don’t really read, at least not to the extent that I do. I know several people that read a few books a year or even a book a month though.
2. What is a book you think doesn’t get enough love?
I’ll say the rest of the books in The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry. The quartet builds on each book to get a more full picture, but I only ever hear people talk about the first book and the confusing ending. But it’s not the ending.
3. What book do you think everyone should read?
That’s a really hard one. Not everyone will get something out of every book. I will choose Grief Day by Day by Jan Warner. It is really digestible bite size pieces that let you have a hint at how someone that is grieving is feeling, even if you’ve never been in that situation yourself.
4. Do you like standalone novels or series more?
Looking at what I read, standalones. I like to have a complete story and be done with it. I like the satisfaction of an ending.
5. What book did you love as a child?
I loved so many books as a child I couldn’t possibly choose one. I loved anything by Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, an RL Stine.
6. What book could you read 100 times?
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb. It was my favorite book for many years and I relate to the main character in new ways each time I read it.
7. A book you love and don’t currently own?
Any of the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire
8. Who is your biggest book crush?
I don’t get crushes on anyone really, fake or in real life. I would probably choose Clay Cooper from Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. He reminds me so much of my late husband in his dealings with his daughter and wife that I can’t help but have a soft spot in my heart for him.
What book could you read 100 times? Happy National Book Lover’s Day!