Spring Photography – Part 2 | feat. the latest set of bookish questions answered by me

Hello again, dear readers. I hope that this post finds you somewhere warm and sunny (unlike me, where it is cool and cloudy) and enjoying either the first days of summer vacation or the last days of the school year. We finished school on Friday thanks to our state’s choice to shorten the school year by ten days. I am still working on my research project and I somehow have to get it done by the 24th, so I will be spending a great deal of time with it over the next two weeks. As my mom keeps reminding me, I didn’t have to make it so long, but I just could not resist. 🙂

Anyway, I am here today to share some fun bookish questions (thank you to Maggie and Jehosheba!) and spring photography! Let’s get started.

The Book Worm’s Tag

The Rules:

  • Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you
  • Include the tag graphic in your post/Link to the original tag
  • Answer the ten questions the blogger asked
  • Nominate between five and ten bloggers
  • Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!
  • Don’t feel bound to these rules
  • (Most importantly) Have fun!

First Set of Questions

1 | What’s the most recent book you’ve read?

One of the last books I read was A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen. It was enjoyable if slightly slow-paced (typical of her books). I was honestly a bit disappointed by the lack of suspense but….it was a solid story.

2 | What’s a common theme you’ve seen in all of your favorite books?

The honest answer to this question is rather predictable: strong female characters. I love reading books about women who are strong and unique, as well as human.

3 | What’s the funniest book you’ve read?

Hmmm. I do not read many funny books these days, so for the hundredth time I must mention…..Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. It is the last book I remember actually laughing while reading.

4 | How often do you read new books?

(I am not entirely sure how to interpret this question, so I am going with my best guess.) At this point in my life, the vast majority of the books I read have been published within the last five or so years. I read all of the childhood/young adult classics when I was between eight and eleven, and at this point I have little interest diving into many of the complex adult classics, I know I probably should, but….I am just not motivated.

5 | Do you prefer reading fiction or non-fiction?

I enjoy both and the best thing (at least for me), I believe, is to read a variety of both non-fiction and fiction. I certainly read more fiction than non-fiction, but I attempt to read both at least most of the time.

6 | Who is the last fictional character you related to? (Or the last real person you related to if you’re talking about non-fiction )

Hmmm….I am honestly unsure. For some odd reason, I often have trouble thinking of characters in terms of whether or not I can really relate to them.

7 | What’s the saddest book you’ve ever read?

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair has to have a place in this post, so here we are. This book is not only one of the most depressing books I have ever read, it is chock full of tragedies. (To be honest, I hate this book, but it is certainly eye-opening and appalling.)

Another sad book that I read recently- and a book I would happily recommend – is Red, White and Whole, a lovely middle-grade novel writer in verse.

8 | Where’s your favorite place to read?

That’s an easy one: my desk. I love having everything I need – pens, paper, my laptop, my journal – right by me as I read.

9 | What’s the last book that inspired you?

How could I ever pick just one?! I have to say that The Lost Manuscript, Dearest Josephine and Evan Thomas’s biography about Sandra Day O’Connor were all inspiring, for different reasons.

10 | Have you ever gotten to meet an author?

Sadly, I have never met an author whose work I have read and enjoyed. I would love to meet Roseanna M. White, Emma Lord and Joanna Davidson Politano, though. 🙂

Second Set of Questions

1 | What’s a book you thought you wouldn’t like, then you did?

Concrete Rose. I really expected to dislike it, instead I was absolutely hooked by the characters and their interesting stories.

2 | Which author have you read the most books by?

Hmmm. The author whose books I have read the most of, in the past two or so years, is probably either Roseanna M. White or Elizabeth Camden.

3 | What’s a genre you haven’t read many books in, but you want to eventually?

Maybe……..Sci-Fi…..no, not really. More likely I suppose is starting to read some of the adult/difficult classics.

4 | If you could design your own personal reading corner, what would it look like?

I really don’t know, I guess that there would be a desk, plenty of bookshelves and a window….boring I know. I honestly don’t need a lot of space.

5 | Do you judge books by their covers?

Who doesn’t! Just kidding, sort of…I definitely judge books by their covers at times. I am far less likely to pick up a random book if I dislike the cover.

6 | Do you like listening to music while you read?

No, literally never. For some reason I am perfectly able to tune out any and all background noise while I read, but listening to my own music distracts me.

7 | What’s a book you read recently that made you smile?

Dearest Josephine by Caroline George. I truly loved the characters.

8 | What are a few books you want to read next?

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding In Plain Sight – Julia Sweig [This is one of the biographies that I am hoping to read this summer, it looks wonderful.]

Namesake – Adrienne Young [I have heard many good things about Fable’s sequel, I’m looking forward to reading it myself.]

The Paris Dressmaker – Kristy Cambron [ I cannot wait to read this book!!]

9 | Are there any books that were recommended to you by a friend that are now on your favorites list?

Nothing in particular comes to mind. 😀

10 | Would you rather read a library book or read a book you own?

I enjoy both equally. There is something special about the feel of a library book, though.

My Questions

  • Do you use Goodreads, The StoryGraph or BookBub? (If not, is there a reason why?)
  • What is your favorite thing to drink while you read?
  • What are three books currently on your wishlist?
  • What book are you currently reading?
  • Do you have a favorite genre?
  • When do you first remember falling in love with reading?
  • What is a trope that irritates you?
  • How do you feel about YA Contemporary novels?
  • What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
  • Do you regularly copy out/underline quotes that you love from books?

I Tag…..

Gauri @ A Book and Chai

Heaven @ The Book Cubicle

Abby @ Beyond the Read

Emily @ Frappes and Fiction

Neami @ A Book Owl’s Corner

Any thoughts on my answers? What have you been up to recently?

9 thoughts on “Spring Photography – Part 2 | feat. the latest set of bookish questions answered by me”

  1. Concrete Rose was so good! I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, either.

    It’s funny how often readers judge a book by its cover, given that as a society, we have a specific saying that says not to do that. XD

    There is something special about library books! Especially when there’s a whole stack waiting to be read. 🙂


  2. Haha, I don’t understand how people can listen to music while reading, either – I get so distracted! But thanks so much for the tag, Esmeralda! It may take me a while, but these sound like really interesting questions! Also – I loved all the photographs!!


  3. Your photographs are gorgeous Esmeralda!! Spring is in full swing where I live, but with it has come allergies 🤧 But all the sneezing is worth it for the bright greens I now see outside my window! 😊

    And thank you so much for the tag! I love your questions and (I feel like I say this all the time) hopefully I can get to them ASAP! I’m happy to hear that I’m not the only person who doesn’t think of characters as “relatable.” I tend to judge characters by how easy they are to fall in love with, and I guess it makes sense that I try not to fall in love with myself! 😂

    Great post as always Esmeralda! 💕


    1. Thank you so much, Abby! I hope that your allergies let up a bit so you can more fully enjoy the beautiful spring. 😀

      I feel the same way about characters! Once in awhile there is a character that I can relate to but generally it is all about whether or not I fall in love with them.

      I hope that you are having a lovely day! ❤

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