Y'all know I love a good tag. So here's another one I discovered, in which you learn quite a lot about my habits and my weird taste.
1. What book is on your nightstand now?
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo.
2. What was the last truly great book you read?
THE SEAFARER'S KISS by Julia Ember, you guys know how much I love this fabulous bisexual mermaid story.
3. If you could meet any writer—dead or alive—who would it be? What would you want to know?
Honestly I would just want to meet Oscar Wilde. He seems like a swell dude and I think we could be friends. I'd just want to hang with him.
4. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Probably the flat out ridiculous amount of Goosebumps and Fear Street and The Three Investigators books. I love them, they were my childhood. I've got about forty, I think.
5. How do you organize your personal library?
I switch it up. Sometimes it's by color, sometimes I poorly attempt to do them by author, but usually it's just by convenience. I don't have enough space for everything, so I basically just organize them by whatever fits.
6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
- AMERICAN STREET by Ibi Zoboi
- THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
- AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor
- ALUTA by Adwoa Badoe
- INTO WHITE by Randi Pink
7. What book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab was definitely a huge letdown for me. I'm almost mad that I didn't like it, mainly because I lovelovelove books that feature parallel worlds.
There haven't been any memorable DNFs lately, fortunately!
8. What kinds of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
A book can only become a potential new favorite and five star if it has:
- fantastic world building that makes me forget where I even am
- decent, not overly flowery prose
- a memorable voice
- is so thrilling that I don't want to put it down and/or finish it in one sitting
- only white, straight characters
- follow book tropes and a specific unoriginal formula with no spin on it
- have special snowflake protagonists that are the chosen ones
9. If you could require the president to read one particular book, what would it be?
I really don't care about patronizing/policing what other people read. I would decline that opportunity.
10. What do you plan to read next?
Oh, I don't know. Maybe 27 HOURS. Possibly 27 HOURS. It's so long until release date but I don't think I can wait much longer.