Hello all readers! I saw this tag on Evie Jayne’s magnificent website. It’s a book tag inspired by our 2020 situation…. Covid-19. If you went into quarantine or lockdown you will understand these prompts and if you are currently in quarantine or lockdown you may be experiencing these prompts.
On with the tag…
I have to admit something I didn’t actually read this in one day. But it is so good that you could. Check out my review here.
I put this here because I shouldn’t in theory have been reading this series (as it was meant for 12 year olds) but it was so good. I actually love this series. Read it and leap for joy (that was meant to be a play on read it and weep, okay)
This series actually looks so interesting. Riley faultlessly interweaves present day and history in a historical fiction novel like no other. It tells the story of seven adopted sisters, discovering where they came from and who their ancestors were. Can’t wait!
Probably about 10 years. on my shelf. I haven’t really attempted it but it may have been the first book I ever added to my TBR shelf.
The hype was pretty well justified. I gave it four stars. Looking forward to Crooked Kingdom. I will do a review when I’ve read it so y’all can know what to expect. Animal Crossing so deserves the hype too. How many hours of you quarantine has been spent on your island?
What did I learn? I learnt to see the beauty in nature, what true strength looks like, that women can fight like men, what a true friend is like, that apes making donkeys wear lion’s skin really creeps me out, that animals can speak to humans but in their own language, that mice can be cute in some instances, and that a film can better than a book eg. Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
I think I was gifted this for Christmas. It’s really interesting and fun, a wild ride of red herrings and mystery.
When the Coronavirus was really getting me down I did 3 things:
1 – avoided reading the news, and other social media announcements
2 – Really unhelpfully panicked for 20-30 minutes
3 – Resolved said panicking by reading Anne of Green Gables. This book I declared a book for a really tough time, as the peaceful scenery took me away to another world (fine, not really, it was Prince Edward Island in Canada within this world).
It’s really tricky to find a read with the main character spends most of their time alone but if anyone did Pi takes the cake (although he really doesn’t because he’s starving on a life raft with a Bengal tiger).
Hey it’s called Paper Towns (it’s got half the toilet paper in the name). This book would be the first to use for TP but I don’t have the book anymore to use it – I wonder why…?
The TV series of LFE is definitely in the pipeline ( I have watched the trailer). I would recommend this and I think it would make a great TV series.
Covid-19 has completely rocked our world – It’s crazy how literally everyone is affected in someway or another. I went into lockdown as I am sure many of you readers have, will or currently are. Feel free to hang around on MATFiction and post your comments – I’d be really interested to here the books you have read in lockdown and what books have given you solace.
- What would’ve been your picks?
- How are your finding the Covid-19 situation?
I tag everyone who sees this post to do it – It’s especially great to do if you have been in lockdown or quarantine as you would probably have experienced these prompts first hand (don’t forget to wash said hand with hot and soapy water 😉).