I may be having some wonderful holidays in a beautiful, monument-filled paradise city, but that doesn’t mean I have forgotten about those lovely, lovely books! Which means it’s time for some book tags!
Today’s is Book Scavenger Tag! It sends you looking for books in your shelves that fulfil certain conditions. I shamelessly stole this one from Breanna, whose birthday, incidentally, was two days ago—it’s not too late to go and wish her a happy year!
- Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it: Easy one! In fact, I’ll do both: for the author’s name, I’ll go with Gabriel García Marquez, and for the title… yes! You guessed it! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
- Find a classic: So many to choose from! I’ll take Songs of Innocence and Experience, by William Blake, mostly because of how incredibly beautiful his engravings are.
Image obtained from David owen’s English romanticism blog
- Find a book with a key on it: Not so much a book as a short story: “The Silver Key”, my favourite H.P. Lovecraft story. In my opinion, it’s his most beautiful and insightful. It’s also part of the Dream Cycle, which I analysed on my first essay!
- Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book: My Funko Pops! I have Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, though I intend to add to the collection. I also want to get Luna Lovegood’s wand!
- Find the oldest book on your shelf: El Pensamiento de Ganivet, by Miguel Olmedo Moreno. That’s right, my grandfather wrote it! It’s a philosophy essay on the thought of Angel Ganivet, a Granadian philosopher.
- Find a book with a girl on the cover: A Court of Thorn and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas—one of the most popular Young Adult titles right now!
- Find a book with a boy on the cover: Not quite a boy, but The Name of the Wind does have the main character, Kvothe, on the cover. This is also the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicles which I keep talking so much about in all my posts!
- Find a book that has an animal in it: That would be too easy, so let’s choose a trickier one: The Colour of Magic, the first book in the Discworld saga. It has a treasure chest with legs that follows the main character around and eats his enemies. A lovely pet indeed!
Image taken from sir terry pratchett’s website
- Find a book with a male protagonist: I’ll use this chance to recommend a fantasy classic: The Earthsea Quartet, by Ursula Le Guin. Go read it if you haven’t yet!
- Find a book with only words on it: Hamlet. Because it has words, words, words…
- Find a book with illustrations in it: The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, is very beautifully illustrated all throughout.
- Find a book with gold lettering: That was a bit more difficult! Then I immediately thought of my edition of the Harry Potter saga. You saved me once again, J.K. Rowling…
- Find a diary (true or false): Grim but necessary: The Diary of Anne Frank. I feel everyone should read this.
- Find a book written by someone with a common name (like smith): Well well well! That depends on your definition of common! You know, George Martin sounds really common to me…
- Find a book that has a close up of something on it: A Dance with Dragons—it’s got a close-up of a sword in it.
- Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period: The Epic of Gilgamesh. It literally doesn’t get any earlier than that!
- Find a hardcover book without a jacket: The Hidden Pleasures of Life, by Theodore Zeldin. I should also mention that it has a wonderful design!
- Find a teal/turquoise colored book: I am not a Khal. I will not choose one book. I choose you all!
- Find a book with stars on it: This one is both a book and a movie! Stardust, by Neil Gaiman.
- Find a non YA book: I have a full bookshelf filled with non YA books :’D so I’ll choose at random. Uumh… Traditional Japanese Tales, for instance!
- Find the longest book you own: I think that’s probably Carl Jung’s Red Book. Incidentally, it is also the largest!
- Find the shortest book you own: Anything on the Penguin Classic Books series. You can choose from the ones below!
- Find a book with multiple PoVs: A Song of Ice and Fire. Funnily enough, it is one of my favourite fantasy sagas ever precisely because of this. I love it when a fantasy world lets you discover all the things it has to offer through the eyes of many characters!
- Find a shiny book: Let’s get geeky: Hyrule Historia, the gaming Bible of The Legend of Zelda! Incidentally, that is one—if not the one—of my favourite video game sagas ever.
- Find a book with flowers on it: The Wise Man’s Fear, the second book in The Kingkiller’s Chronicle. I feel I should get bonus points for managing to talk about this saga twicein a blog post without denigrating The Slow Regard of Silent Things!
That was the tag! Did you like it? Feel free to use it on your blog if you like!