Greetings, Strangers! How’s your weekend been so far? Mine starts tomorrow, so I thought I’d kick it off with a tag! This tag asks different questions based solely on the titles of books. We all know titles are important and can mean multiple things, so this seemed like an interesting tag to do. These questions are actually from two different versions of this tag, giving a larger variety of topics. And so, without further ado, let’s answer some of these shits, shall we?
- Title that’s the story of your life
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I haven’t addressed this much on my blog, but I have struggled with social anxiety (as well as every other type of anxiety) my whole life. I am also very shy. This has led to many difficult years. But, over time, I’ve learned there are some pluses to this. I’ve learned a lot about people by simply watching them. I’ve avoided being involved in drama. I’ve spent a lot more time honing my skills as a writer, which I discovered was the form of communication I’m the best at. It’s also allowed me to grow up at my own pace, rather than feeling pressured by peers. And it’s giving me time to read a lot of books, which is always a plus for a book blogger.
- Title that describes your perfect weekend
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I’m basically up for anything. Shopping, going to the beach, seeing a movie, or just staying home and taking a nap. I roll with whatever is going on. So, my perfect weekend is doing anything or nothing at all. It’s all good.
- Title of an adventure you’d like to go on
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. Thanks to my immense love of Star Wars and Star Trek, I want to go on a space adventure. I know it’s not plausible, but I don’t care. They look awesome. I’d probably fare better in the Star Trek world, but I’ll take either. A space adventure is a space adventure.
- Title you want to name your child
The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin. Mara is the kind of name that’s pretty, yet strangely dark. There’s a level of maturity to it. Plus, it’s not an overly common name, but still unique in its own right. Those are the kind of names I’d want to give my child. Thus, Mara fits the bill to a T.
- Title of your ideal job
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. My lifelong dream has been to be a writer. I’d like to write fantasy, but I haven’t yet decided if I want it to be Young Adult or New Adult. I also don’t have any ideas. But someday, social media will be filled with fan accounts for my characters. And isn’t that the goal?
- Title of a place you’d like to visit
Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire. Okay, this one takes a little context. Obviously, given the title, a character leaves Oz. No Ozians ever leave Oz, so this is a novel experience. As for me, I’d like to go anywhere that’s not where I live. I just want to travel and see different places. I get sick of the same-old, same-old. So, ultimately, I’d like to visit anywhere but here.
- Title of your love life
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau. I’m still figuring myself out. That said, I think I’m finally getting to a place where I’m ready to really put myself out there and start dating. I’m still hella alone right now though.
- Question you ask yourself
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I guess with a lot of situations I find myself asking whether or not I want to keep going. I’m very good at avoiding and running away, so sometimes I have to convince myself to go on or at least reevaluate. And this covers everything. Sometimes I just have to sit back and reflect, “Do I want to carry on?”
- Title of a kingdom you want to rule
Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I don’t know, man. It just sounds like a good name for a kingdom.
- Title you’d name your band
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. We would be the gayest band ever, don’t even question it.
- What is your current mood?
Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie. Like I said earlier, my weekend’s just begun. I can sleep in and do whatever I want. I’ve got a drink in my hand. There’s a new Ghost Adventures tonight (my family loves Ghost Adventures). I’m feeling pretty dang good.
- What is your favorite color?
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. So, I don’t really have a favorite color per se. But I generally gravitate toward darker tones and patterns, so this one made the most sense.
- How do you feel about 2017 so far?
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. We wanted 2016 to be over so bad. We were sure 2017 was going to be better. We were wrong. Oh, we were so wrong.
- What are your summer plans?
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I just want to go new places and try new things. I’m in the mood for exploration and change.
- What are your 2017 goals?
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. I want to find a job in writing. I want my current job at the rental agency to be my last non-career job. I mean, it’s sort of a career job since I do lots of writing for them, but I want a job in my field or one that fits my interests. I want this to be the last time I settle for less.
Well, this was a fun tag. Do you have any answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments!
See you next time, Strangers!