The 5 W’s Book Tag

Happy Saturday morning! Today, I decided to partake in a book tag. It has been quite a long time since I’ve done a tag post and it sounded like a relaxing way to kick off the holiday weekend. I came across this tag on Sophie’s Corner, and the original creator is the blogger Shyla at Words & Stitches. Both people are fabulous bloggers that y’all should visit if you have a moment to do so.

So this tag is pretty self-explanatory. The goal is to answer the standard W questions, but with a bookish twist! I love how basic and comfortable it is, like a pair of fuzzy sockies and a cup of hot cocoa.


 

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01. Who? – Who is an author that you’d love to have a one-on-one with?

Saladin Ahmed. Not only is he a brilliantly imaginative author, he has one of the best personalities around. I feel like there would be a lot of laughter and intelligent conversation involved in that one-on-one.

02. What? – What genre or style do you gravitate towards the most?

I have two that I adore equally. The first is #OwnVoices Japanese literature, of any genre/subgenre. The second one is hard science-fiction novels involving sentient artificial intelligence, robots, androids, etc. They are drugs for my heart.

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03. Where? – Where do you prefer to read?

My favourite place to read of all-time is in my car when it’s raining up a storm. I find the ambiance from the sounds of the rain upon the windows to be rather comforting. My car is also a very safe and relaxing place for me and it has been since I can remember. But since I live in a state where rain is a rare sight, my second favourite place to read is sitting on my bed whilst curled up with kitties and a cup of cocoa.

04. When? – What time of day do you prefer to read?

I’m a resident night owl, a nocturnal creature of the best sort (just like my kitty, Shinobi) so I prefer to read—and work—during the night-time. I’m the most awake at night and for some reason my ADHD is far calmer during the evening hours.

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05. Why? – Why is your favourite book your favourite book?

Thieves of Blood by Tim Waggoner, which is the first book in the Blade of the Flame Trilogy is my favourite book of all-time (tied only with Dune by Frank Herbert, but I prefer this one a tad bit more) for so many remarkable reasons. The main two reasons why I adore it is because it was my first fantasy novel experience and because the main characters’ friendship reminds me so much of the bond I had with my brother. Other reasons I can’t forget to mention include:

  • Fallible characters with dark pasts that teach us change for the better is never an impossibility.
  • Incites inspiration to always be compassionate, no matter how challenging it can be at times.
  • Interracial romance between two unlikely individuals.
  • Tons of great fantasy elements such as various creatures and settings.
  • Introduced me to the Eberron universe, which I fell madly in love with.

That does it for The 5 W’s Book Tag! Upon finishing this tag, I have a mighty urge to re-read The Blade of the Flame Trilogy again, but considering I did a re-read of that last year, I’m going to wait a little while longer. Out of all of these questions, the only one I ask of you is the last one: why is your favourite read your favourite?

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Thank you so much for visiting me today. I appreciate the support! Until next time, keep reading and keep otakuing. 🖤


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7 thoughts on “The 5 W’s Book Tag

  1. Why is my favorite book my favorite book? I have more than one favorite book, and really, would have to chose favorite series of which I have two. One – Tolkeins Lord of the Rings, and I include The Hobbit. I reread this series most winters when I am at my worst cycle of depression because it gives me hope, and now it’s like curling up in a warm blankie. Tolkeins Middle Earth is deep and wide and complex and every time I reread it, I find new things, new themes, new nuances. Back when I read it the first time, when it first became popular, in the late 70s (yep, I’m that old) it was the first real fantasy – pure fantasy – written for adults. No one even really knew WHAT to call it, but we knew we loved it.

    Two – C.J. Cherryh’s The Faded Sun series. No one builds an entire world, race, and language and then sucks you in until you believe it is real and you live there like C. J. Cherryh. And I want to be a Mri. I could totally be a Mri. Like the earthling who “goes native” as a Mri, I would do that. And I love the theme of the Shon Jir – the second book – that sometimes you have to just throw yourself out there and believe the Universe will catch you. It’s dangerous. It’s scary. But you have to do it at some point in your life or you will stagnate and rot while you are still alive.

    Both of these series have literally changed my life, and become part of my life.

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    • The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit are my favourites for exactly the reasons you’ve mentioned. I haven’t read them in a while, but I’d love to re-read them again (and again), especially when I’m feeling uninspired while writing. I’ve never read the Faded Sun series, but I will need to look them up. They sound great.

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