Hello everybody! How’s your quarantine going? Mine’s going all right, given the circumstances. Recently I was tagged by Isabelle of Nine Tale Vixen to do this tag and thought today was the perfect opportunity. It’s a fun way to share your reading tastes and other bookish thoughts with your readers. Let’s get started!
My name is Ren Strange and my blog name is Strange Storyteller! Fun fact: Ren Strange is a pen name! Ren is my nickname and I took Strange from Strange the Dreamer, but I think it fits me well.
I’m 27, but sometimes I feel 1,000.
Fantasy, especially high fantasy.
Favorite Male Author
I haven’t read many male authors, but I’m looking to change that. Even so, I think my answer would still be Neil Gaiman.
Favorite Female Author
I love so many female authors, but my heart says V.E. Schwab. Even though I don’t always love her YA books, her adult books are everything to me (especially Shades of Magic).
What was your first book of 2019? How did you like it?
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It wound up being not only one of my favorites of the year, but of all time.
What was your last book of 2019? How did you like it?
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake. It also made my best list, so I clearly liked it.
What do you look for in a book/What makes a book stand out to you?
I actually wrote a Top 5 Tuesday post about this not too long ago! Check it out!
Do you collect any particular sets/additions of books?
No, I don’t. I hardly have room for the books I do have! The only exception is the Slytherin edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Favorite Place to Read
My bed is my favorite place to read. So many positions, so many ways to cozy up with a book.
Do you prefer eBooks, audiobooks, or physical books? Hardbacks Or paperbacks?
I prefer physical books because nothing beats the feel of a book in your hands. I also prefer paperbacks because I often read chonkers and paperbacks make them lighter weight.
Do you keep books you didn’t like or get rid of them?
I mean to get rid of them, I just… haven’t yet.
Which literary character best defines you/do you best relate to?
In recent years, it’s been Monty from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. His struggle with his sexuality and his tendency to ruin things, even while actively trying not to hits a little too close to home. I think I’ve become less like him since 2017 (when I read the book), but it’s a slow process.
I tag Gerry of The Book Nook UK and Sammie of The Writerly Way!
Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Let me know in the comments!