It’s hard to believe that we’ve been under the COVID guidelines and precautions for almost a year now. And for the majority of it, I spent my time working in a health care type of setting caring for the elderly who were confused and scared by this whole pandemic. We did our best to keep their spirits up but, it was definitely both physically and mentally taxing. However over the past month I have had a bit more time to reflect and relax more at home. So when I came across a book tag that was simply titled “The Stuck At Home” book tag, I thought why not? It could be fun. Here we go…
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Answer all the questions down below
- Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
- Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag
1) What are you currently reading?
I just started A Lady’s Guide To Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins. I’m also reading That Baby by Jillian Dodd on my Kindle; and for my non-fiction read of the moment is History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton.
2) What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?
I enjoy doing puzzles, playing video games on our retro video game system, and writing letters. I also enjoy coloring, decorating the apartment in seasonal decorations, and playing with Belle and Simon. And if all else fails, you can always find me reading with my feet up on my love seat.
3) A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever
Jennifer Donnelly is one of my favorite authors and I have been wanting to read her Waterfire Saga series forever. I have all four books personalized on my bookshelf but I have yet to read them. Maybe 2021 will finally be the year?
4) An intimidating book on your tbr
I think the most intimidating book on my February TBR is most likely Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens simply for the fact that it was given to me as a gift for Christmas by family and I usually put extra pressure on myself to enjoy the books that someone has gifted me. And I feel even more disappointed if I dislike them for some reason.
5) Top 3 priority books on your tbr
Hmm. This is a tough one because I’m looking forward to reading all the books on my February TBR but if I’m honest with myself I will have to say I’m most looking forward to checking out The Tourist Attraction, Mistletoe & Mr. Right, and Enjoy The View all of which are by Sarah Morgenthaler so I can finally join in all the hype with everyone else.
6) Recommend a short book
Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann is a free-verse book that tackles the subjects of personal identity, relationships, friendship, sexuality, religion, and teen abortion. It’s a quick read that packs a punch with a real sense of rawness and emotion. It will not be the book for everyone but, it is a book that I think everyone should give a shot.
7) Recommend a long book
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly is one of my favorite reads. It’s historical fiction that takes you on an adventure that you never want to end. Between Jennifer Donnelly’s beautiful vivid writing to the fun and interesting characters, the 675 pages just fly right by. I’m definitely due for a re-read later this year.
8) Something you’d love to do while stuck at home
I would love to be be able to find a way to be more active when I’m at home. I spend alot of my time sitting on the love seat doing stagnant activities. The other thing that I would love to be able to do is learn how to crochet again. I was taught when I was younger but I have forgotten all of it and would really like to learn it again.
9) What do you plan on reading next?
Well I did come up with a TBR list for February that I would love to complete if possible. I did also take five new books out the library recently as well (Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop ; The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett ; Siri, Who Am I ; Loathe at First Sight ; and History of the World in 12 Maps). It looks like I have alot of good reading in my future!
10) I Tag YOU:
and anyone else who would like to join in on the fun!
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