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The Stuck at Home Book Tag

Hey all, I’m back again with another tag since *sings* I have nothing else to post because I’m in a huge reading slump and generally have no energyyy!

I think this is the longest reading slump I’ve been in for… a long time. BUT the K-Pop Readathon starts next week and I’m excited for the books on my TBR, especially the re-read of If We Were Villains, which I’m buddy-reading with my bestie. Fingers crossed I will have content other than tags to share with you soon!

Until then, here’s the Stuck at Home Book Tag by Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx, which I came aross on Alana’s blog (TheBookishChick) a few weeks back. As per usual, I’m not tagging anyone, but if you decide to do this tag too please link back to Ellyn’s post!

1. What are you currently reading?

I started So You Want to Talk About Race? by Ijeoma Oluo last night, which is the first time I’ve picked up a book in… two weeks? It’s very good, accessible. I should get through it quickly enough if I actually sit down to read.

2. What’s your favorite “can’t leave the house” activity?

The highlight of my week every week is my Saturday night video call with my bestie, in which we drink a lot of wine, watch a movie, cry over BTS videos and generally talk rubbish until early hours of the morning.

3. A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever:

The oldest book on my TBR is Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades by Caitlin Davies, but it’s only been on my TBR for a couple of years, so not that long really.

4. An intimidating book on your TBR:

The longest book on my TBR is Deep River by Karl Marlantes, but I think I’m more intimidated by the fourth longest which is Barkskins by Annie Proulx. I just think it’s going to be a slightly tougher reader, for some reason.

5. Top 3 priority books on your TBR:

I don’t know if these are necessarily high priority, but my next three reads will be The Body Lies, The Majesties, and If We Were Villains (re-read).

6. Recommend a short book:

Nothing is Okay by Rachel Wiley is a poetry collection I’m very fond of.

7. Recommend a long book:

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is a tome at over 800 pages but it doesn’t feel like it at all.

8. Something you’d love to do while stuck at home:

I wish I could grow more fruit/veg in my garden. It’s not easy for me to get to a garden centre at the best of times, but especially during lockdown. I’m not even sure if they’re open yet? Also my neighbour says she can never grow anything because we live so close to the train lines, the vibrations damage the roots and they don’t grow as well. I don’t know how true that is but yeah.

9. What do you plan on reading next?

I’m probably going to start The Body Lies and If We Were Villains at the same time, since the latter is a buddy-read and a re-read so I’ll want something new to read alongside it at my own pace.

Are you still stuck at home? How are you keeping busy?

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