How’s your day going? Hope it’s great.
So since I will be travelling at the end of this month I thought I would do a few travel type post to sort of get me excited for the upcoming holiday. I am excited and a little nervous because I am going by myself, I have done it before in Thailand but I have been to Thailand soo many times that I kind of know where I am going. So I am excited to see something different.
So I found this tag which is great because it is mixing travelling and books. The original video is from Bookish Paradise (Video here). So here we go..
There are two parts to this tag. The first part is basically about a favourite holiday that you had been on. So I have only been to two places, one is obviously Thailand because I have family over there and the other is New York, USA. So I’ll reminisce my trip to New York.
Back when I was in college, we got the opportunity to go on a college trip to New York. Before it was Paris but someone in my class sort of persuaded my drama teacher that it should be New York and so we were the first class that had the opportunity to go to New York.
I really enjoyed the trip, I remember going to see Spiderman the Musical, yes there was a musical and I got to see it. We even went to a workshop earlier in the day to meet some of the chorus members and also hear one of the songs. I remember visiting a diner that was near the hotel that I was staying in, it was called Scottie’s diner which was really cool and it was recommended by my drama teacher so we went there quite a lot. There was one other thing that I remember and that was the toilet in the hotel room would overflood and my friends felt insecure about staying in the room and slept elsewhere that night, I not sure if it was the water pressure or something but we had to call the reception to get it fixed. I would like to visit New York again, I would like to have explored a bit more and maybe visited a few different places.
So onto Part 2, the tag itself.
Booking the Flight: An expensive book/edition you own. Was it worth it?
I would have to say my clothbound edition of The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. I got the book a few years ago and I used the money that I got from Christmas that year. I love this edition, I love the colour and I also love the design. So I would say it is worth it, I wouldn’t mind buying a few more Clothbound Classics but trying to find space for it might be tricky.
Packing your Luggage: A book you felt had a busy but organised plot
The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley, I read this book last year and I really enjoyed it. The book follows two characters, Maia 2010s and Izabela in the 1920s. You follow these two women taking an adventure, one taking a trip to explore Europe before she marries the man her parents wish for her to be with, and the other learns where she originally comes from and learns how she became adopted.
Airport Security Check: A book that you analyzed the most (annotations, notes etc.)
The most annotated book that I have, would have to be Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. I annotated the crap out of that book. I enjoyed the book and enjoyed annotating. I’m very selecting when it comes to which book that I want to annotate and I couldn’t resist loving everything and anything of Kingdom of Ash, I love the series soo much.
Airport Meal: A book character you wish you could have lunch with. What kind of questions would you ask?
Lisbeth Salander from The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I have been a fan of this trilogy for years and if I could have a meal with a character it would be Lisbeth. She has gone through a lot from a very young age but I would like to learn about what she wants to do, I want to know if she would ever be interested in leaving Sweden forever and enjoy a new life.
Airport Souvenirs: A book you have multiple copies of
The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab, I have the UK paperback editions, the US paperback editions and I even have the collectors editions with the US covers. I guess you can tell my favourite fantasy series,
Airport Turbulence: A book with a plot that made you anxious/nervous
Police by Jo Nesbo. I have been a fan of Nesbo’s books for a really long time and so when I picked up Police, I was a little anxious that I was not going to like it because I didn’t enjoy reading Phantom which was the book previous. But I was able to relieve that anxiety because I genuinely enjoyed this book.
Landing: Your most anticipated release of the year
The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing girl by Theodora Goss. I was looking on Goodreads to see if there were any books that would be interesting to read until I saw this amazing cover. I loved the first two books, it is a fantastic series by putting known Victorian classic characters into one world and creating a mysterious story following women who become sisters to one another.
Baggage Claim: A book/series that felt like a drag
Bloodprint by Asuma Zehanat Khan (My reason why)
Destination: A book/series that you could read over and over again
Anything by Katie Fforde, I have been reading her books since I was like 13 or 14. They are very chick-lit but I love how Fforde is able to write such interesting stories but also how she does so much research that she even takes part to help her more in her writing.
I tag you: I don’t know if you have done the tag or not but I tag anyone who has read this post.
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing. I hope you are having a lovely day even though the weather is now getting a little chilly. Stay warm and drink lots of coffee or tea.
Happy Reading xx