I saw this over on Way Too Fantasy a couple of months ago and thought it looked fun (and promptly ran out of time to get to it). It’s harder than it looks (at least it was for me), but I enjoyed the challenge.
1. Do you have a book with deckled edges?
I know that I have more, but this is the first I could find. (and yes, I looked rather strange pulling books off the shelf to run my fingers along the pages to check)
2. Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?
The book that continues to be out of my grasp–couldn’t write up a post on the paperback, couldn’t write up a post on the audiobook. Love the book, just can’t articulate why. BTW, the French cover is even better than this very cool one (and would also qualify for this category if I owned a copy).
3. Do you have a book based on another fictional story?
Couldn’t decide, so, a twofer. Loved Fuzzy Nation, should probably give it another whirl, actually. Haven’t gotten around to Jane Steele yet, don’t ask me why, I couldn’t tell you.
4. Do you have a book with a title 10 letters long?
Scrolling through Goodreads “Read” page, counting letters. How did you spend your Saturday afternoon?
5. Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?
Tricksy one. Thankfully, this came up on that Goodreads page pretty early. Well…not late, anyway.
6. Do you have a Mass Market Paperback book?
Do I have an MMP? They’re only about 50% of my Fiction shelves. This was my latest.
7. Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?
The first one felt like cheating, so you get another twofer. By the way, these are all great no matter what name they go by. Read anything by Robert Galbraith, Steph Broadribb, J. K. Rowling, or Stephanie Marland (except The Casual Vacancy, why do that to yourself?)
8. Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?
Eponymous titles are rarer (at least on my shelves) than I expected. But I’ve got this one, at least.
And just thought of another just before I hit “Schedule” (but sticking with the original post).
9. Do you have a book with 2 maps in it?
This was tough. I tend to ignore the maps in fantasy novels (when I’m not constantly referencing them, that is). This may have been the hardest to find.
10. Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?
I went with this one because it’s the basis of my favorite season of Bosch to date.
11. Do you have a book written by someone who is originally famous for something else? (celebrity/athlete/politician/tv personality…)
One might say I have too many, thankfully, I’ve had pretty good luck with them. This is a gem.
12. Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?
Figured a time-travel novel would be the way to go, but…nope. Had to think outside the box to get this one.
13. Do you have a poetry book?
Yeah, I’ve said that poetry isn’t really my thing. This is probably the only one I own.
14. Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?
Yes, and I hate the stupid sticker, ruins the cover image. The first one that came to mind was The High King by Lloyd Alexander. The conclusion to the series that turned me into a Fantasy fan.
15. Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?
Ummmm…er…no? Can’t even think of one…Did Huey Newton (no relation, despite what you may read on Twitter) write a book? Harriet Nelson? (can’t think of another well-known H.N.)
16. Do you have a book of short stories?
Behr liked what I said about the eARC of this enough that she sent me a hardcopy. It’s got a special place on my shelf because of that bit of generosity. Cool stories, too.
17. Do you have a book that is between 500-510 pages long?
This made me so grateful for years of spreadsheet keeping (and a search function).
18. Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?
(if I’d gone with The Hobbit would I get 2 extra points?)
19. Do you have a graphic novel?
Such a fun little read.
20. Do you have a book written by 2 or more authors?
Yeah, I posted about an eARC, but I have the hardcover, too.
By reading this, you’ve been tagged (probably should’ve warned you earlier, oops). Am very interested to see what you come up with!