Time for another book tag! Here’s something quick and fun
Find a book for each of your initials.
I’ll spell my name instead
Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?
Jack: Grime and Punishment by Z.A. Maxfield is the first book of The Brother Grime, a series about industrial cleaners. They are the people who clean up, among other things, violent crime scenes. I loved the concept and I enjoyed this book.
Name a book set in your city/country.
Trash is said to be roughly based on my country. Author Andy Mulligan has spent time here as a teacher. This book is about a couple of street kids who found a large cache of money in a garbage pile and now they’re on the run from the mobsters looking for it. The story really showed how resilient and smart these kids are. They can survive anything!
Name a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
I always wanted to go to Widdershins, the magical town from Jordan L Hawk‘s Whyborne & Griffin series. Specifically, I want to visit the Ladysmith Library which is featured in Unhallowed, the first book of the spin off, Rath and Rune. This library is constructed like a labyrinth and was said to be designed by a mad architect. Imagine getting lost amongst rows upon rows of ancient – and deadly! – tomes!
Name your favourite childhood book.
I read this from a volume of the Reader’s Digest abridged stories that my father used to collect. The Pushcart War is a fascinating chronicle of the feud between the big trucks and the pushcart vendors in 1986 New York. This was written so realistically that I thought it was a true-to-life account.
Name a book that’s your favourite colour
Black and grey are my go-to shades. Red for a pop of color. Exactly like the cover of By Way Of Pain by J.M. Dabney, part of the Criminal Delights series. This is a book about a man living a double life, a highly respected citizen by day, an assassin by night. The book is so dark the only way the assassin will say I love you was “I have no desire to kill you”. I loved it!
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Clive Barker’s iconic short story collection, Books Of Blood, will always be memorable for me. I discovered them when I was in high school. They were one of the first books that made me love reading.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
A lot of people love Jane Austen but I really, really struggled with her books. I picked up Emma because of the many movies based on this book but I couldn’t get past the dreary conversations.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
I consider Aleksandr Voinov‘s epic Special Forces as the most challenging book in my TBR because of the sheer number of pages. 3338 pages of dark, brutal enemies to lovers goodness to be exact. I’d feel like I deserve a medal when I finish this :P.
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