Hello everyone! How are you? Today I am here with a really nice book tag, thanks to Jess @Jessticulates (thank you for tagging me!). I never played at Animal Crossing, even if sometimes I am tempted to try it. Maybe, sooner or later, I would do it!
Anyway, this tag was originally created by Angharad and Becky @ Two Book Thieves! And now we are ready to start!
Who is a character you found when you were younger that still has a place in your heart?
There are quite a lot of characters that I found when I was young and that have a place in my heart, but I think I would go with Raistlin and Sturm from the Dragonlance trilogy. They are two completely different characters, but Sturm set a sort of example, and when I found a bit of him in other characters along the way it is always something unique and amazing. So, even if he wasn’t my favorite in this series, he is always with me, in some ways. And then there is Raistlin. He was my favorite, and I think that my penchant for morally grey characters is all because of him.
Recommend a historical fiction book that you think everybody should read
I am not really into historical fiction. I was more into them when I was younger, way way younger, but then I slowly grow out of them and now I almost read none of them. But recently I discovered this series, that is mystery and historical so I guess this would do! Death and the Harlot and the sequel, The Corpse Played Dead are great reading, and I just have to recommend them to everyone!
What is a future book release you wish you could read now?
A new Ilona Andrews book? Please, how can I resist????
Timmy & Tommy
What is your favorite sibling relationship in a book?
This was a bit hard because I am a big fan of the “chosen family” topic, so if the question was about that I would have had a ton of good answers, but for the real families… well, usually they aren’t so good on books, even if you’ll find some very very good, but since I can’t choose again some Ilona Andrews’ books, or the Dragonlance, I think I would leave the fantasy for a bit and choose this one! In this book, we have amazing and supportive families. Ok, they are not all great, but one of the family is completely amazing, and the other one has is ups and downs, but in the end, we have some amazing sibling relationships in there. And this is just sooooo cute!
The Easter Bunny
A popular book character that you’re not a big fan of
Hmm… this is an hard one. I am not a fan of G. R. R. Martin A Song of Ice and Fire. (sorry not sorry) so I am not a big fan of his characters, either. I think that that’s it!
An author you’d give all your money to
There are quite a lot of author that I have on my auto-buy list, to be honest, and all of them qualify here, but Rothfuss was the first to come to my mind, so here we go. As all his fan I am dying in waiting here!!!!
The Sisters Able
What is your favourite fictional family (found or otherwise)?
Again, choosing just one book was a feat, because this is a trope I love, and I have a ton of good books to recommend for this one, but in the end I have chosen The Lies of Locke Lamora, because it is one of the best ever!!!!
It’s a C+
What is a book trope you don’t like that keeps popping up?
I am unoriginal here, but I think I would go with love triangles. I don’t hate them, and if they are well done I enjoy them, too (not love but that’s ok), but usually I am not a big fan. Another thing that get me crazy is the fact that usually characters don’t communicate. There are a ton of things that could have gone differently (and for the best), if only our characters would speak to each other. This is really maddening! But the worst one is when you choose to have an assassin/thief/con artist MC because it is cool but then you want he/she/they to be lily white, because killing is bad, thieving is bad, con is bad and etcetera… I am not saying that they have to be the bad guys, but there is quite the manovering space between lily white and villains. And there are ton of books that demonstrate it. If you are not able to manage it, choose something else for your MC!!!!
Oops! I think I ranted enough… sorry about this!
The Wandering Camel
What is your favourite book set in a land far away from yours?
Since I read mostly fantasy, and since I live in Italy, almost every book that I have read is set in a land far away from mine, but I just have to talk a bit about Discworld! It is not possible to make a book tag and don’t put in there at least a Pratchett’s book! And I really wish to visit this imaginative and amazing world!
What Would Dodos Do?
A fictional land you wish you could fly away to at any moment?
Since I have used Discworld for the previous question, here I would choose Terre D’Ange, because I’d love to visit this land so near to mine, and so far away. And it seems just so mysterious and fascinating!!!
I won’t tag anyone, but if you enjoyed this tag, well, considered yourself tagged!