The last ten books tag // Looks like I’m in the blogging game again?

Posted 18-10-2021 by Marion in Allgemein / 6 Comments

Yeah, I haven’t done any of these in a while. But when I saw it over at Ashmita‘s I thought it looked rather fun and hey, you don’t see much of me anyway, right?

What else can I tell you as an introduction? I haven’t been around lately because I had some shit to work out but I’m doing better and I feel like everything is gonna be alright eventually.

The last books I bought were Kerstin Gier’s Vergiss mein nicht. Kerstin Gier ist one of my favourite German authors and I already finished the book yesterday. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the rest of the series. I really hope that Kerstin Gier will write some books for grownups again because I really enjoy those but I guess she’s more focused on YA now.
Daughter of the Deep is Rick Riordan’s new book and since I’m a massive fan, of course I had to order it. I’m a bit nervous about reading something that has nothing to do with his other books but I know that I like his writing style and I have high hopes for this new book.

You just can’t go wrong with Roald Dahl. At least I cannot. No matter what people say, Roald Dahl will be forever my favourite author and I absolutely adore Fantastic Mr. Fox. Roald Dahl’s stories are always about bullies and how the protagonist overcomes them in a way and I think that’s really delightful.

The last book I gave up on was The Prenup by Lauren Layne. It did sound great in the blurp but I didn’t like the characters so I did not only give up on the book, I even sent it back. There was no reason for me to let it take space on my eReader.

I mean, I have read some of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. And I have seen the BBC Agatha Christie’s Poirot version – – which is amazing btw – so I already know what happens? Like I said, I have already read some of the book. It’s just that I haven’t finished it, so I guess I can’t say that I read it, even though I know what happens…

Well, obviously, I didn’t really write in the margins. But according to my Kindle notes, The Strangeworld Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinsky is the last book I annotated. (Is that a word?) Which is a funny thing since I haven’t finished this book, if I’m being honest here. I probably should because I quite enjoyed it and I don’t even remember why I put it away.

Does “Buying a signed copy” count? Because otherwise I would have to say no, because that’s a totally different story. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones is otherwise the last copy that I bought signed. It’s even the pretty Owl Crate version that I really like. I have not read the book yet but I inspected the signature and it’s written in a pretty gold handwriting and I really like it. Now I just have to read it.

You are making me cry here, guys! The last books I lost were lost in the flooding of our cellar in the summer. I can’t really be sure what books were in those boxes exactly, so I have no special list to show for it. I just know what it was quite a box. Technically, I didn’t lose the books because I was careless but because of a natural disaster but still. Lost is lost, isn’t it? Great, now I’m sad.

To continue this from the last point, I should have tons of books to replace. A whole moving box full. But since I don’t really know what was in there I can’t really tell what I would have to replace. Or if I want to.

Isn’t it great to discuss books with your (online) friends? Unfortunately, I don’t have many readers in my friend group or in my family for that matter but Social Media is a genius invention when it comes to being able to talk about books with people that live on the other side of the planet. I had a great discussion about AJ Vanderhorst’s The mostly invisible boy for a tour. Our discussion got so heated that Dave had to reign us in. 😅

I’m currently looking for my copy of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Has anybody seen it? I mean, it doesn’t look like on the graphic and I can’t be 100% sure that it was not in the Lost Box but I’m rather covinced it wasn’t which means that I placed it somewhere in my flat and I can’t find it anymore. It’s infuriating. I’m not one to lose books normally. Anybody volunteering to help look for it?

I won’t tag anybody here but if you feel like doing this tag, feel free to do so! It was great fun for me! Come and talk to me about these books or your books or books in general.

6 responses to “The last ten books tag // Looks like I’m in the blogging game again?

  1. Ugh, having a box of books destroyed is an awful feeling. I have some that I never recovered from a long-ago move (the movers were really weirdly delayed, and so random stuff got put in places where it didn’t belong, and then we had similar water damage that destroyed at least one box of books) and I only have a vague idea of what was in there. Such a sad feeling. I hope you find your copy of Mansfield Park soon!

    • I’m trying to comfort myself with the thought that I put them there because I kinda sorted them out. They were not books I necessarily wanted to keep, books that I wanted to give away and donate. But I can’t remember exactly what books there were which makes it a bit infuriating.
      I’m sorry the movers lost your books. That must have been even more frustrating because it was not really anything you had control over.

  2. Such a fun tag! I can’t wait to read Daughter of the Deep—I love the cover and the synopsis also sounds so good! I hope you enjoy it 😃 I have the Owlcrate version of The Bone Houses as well, and I actually forgot I had pre-ordered the book too so I have two copies (oops). But I loved it and I hope you do too! 😍

    • Thank you, Dini! I can’t really tell which of the two Daughter of the Deep covers I like more. The one with the squid maybe? I just can’t really choose. 😀
      I went a little overboard with buying books lately that I know don’t know what to read. Woe me. My own fault of course but I really wanna make my Goodreads challenge this year and that’s indecision just feels so terrible! 😀

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