I was tagged by Naemi @abookowlscorner to do the Stuck at Home Book Tag, and, even if lockdown is technically over, I haven’t left the house much, so here goes!
Here are the Tag Rules:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer all the questions down below
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What are you currently reading?
This year one of my goals it to finally read the Percy Jackson series. I never did before because my first introduction to it were the movies, and though I somewhat enjoyed the first one, they never made me want to read the books they were inspired (and I use that word loosely) by. But seeing so many of my friends talk about it and like it made me want to finally give it a try. And I really do like them. Weirdly, it’s taking me forever to finish each one, but I still feel invested in the story, and I’m starting to get just as excited as everyone else about the series finally having a proper adaptation on Disney+ soon!
What’s your favorite “can’t leave the house” activity?
I’ve been rewatching a lot of my old favourite shows since March. I went through Friends, Gilmore Girls, the Big Bang Theory, and right now I’m watching my all time fave One Tree Hill. I guess the general anxiety of lockdown and covid is making me want to have the entertainment equivalent of a teddy bear.
A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?
I guess the rest of the Percy Jackson series? They HAVE been on my list for years and I just hadn’t gotten around to them before now.
An intimidating book on your TBR?
I’ve had War and Peace sitting on a shelf for years, and I’d started it as a teen but gotten very confused, so now I’m just scared to try to pick it up again. It’s so big too, I’m afraid I’ll never be able to finish it if I start
Top three priority books on your TBR?
I just ordered Hazel Hayes’ Out Of Love which came out today, so that’s going to be my next book as soon as it gets to me. Number two would be Asking for a Friend by Kate Mallinder, which I got an ARC for through NetGalley and need to finish soon. And lastly Rose, Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence, which I got at YALC last year and still haven’t gotten around to reading.
Recommend a short book?
Recently I read Forté by Manon Heugel and Kim Consigny, which is a wonderful graphic novel of around 200 pages. It was simply a gorgeous read.
Recommend a long book?
I’m in the middle of writing my dissertation on it, so I HAVE to say the complete Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I think it’s a fascinating read as an adult, when you get to really think about some of the implications around the book, knowing the context writing and the author’s background.
Something you’d love to do while stuck at home?
Becoming a productive person ? As I said, I’m supposed to be writing my dissertation, but with all libraries being closed, I’m having a hard time focusing while being stuck at home for three months now. I’ve tried so many productivity techniques but they only last for a few days and then I go back to staring at a blank screen for days
What do you plan on reading next?
I honestly never plan on what to read next, I just either look through all my unread books and pick out that appeals to me in the moment. One book I plan on reading as soon as it’s out is Loveless by Alice Oseman, so at least I know what I’m reading on July 9! But before then, no idea. Promise I’ll tell you about it though!
I hope all of you are staying safe in those times, both because of covid, and through the protests happening all around the world. I stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, and if you haven’t already, I urge you to sign the petitions, starting by those listed here. Stay safe, and stay aware.