Hey hey hey! Guess what day it is?! I’ve been meaning to commemorate this day with a blog post for years, and never got around to it, so when Autumn suggested a blog collaboration, I jumped onto the idea! Thanks, girl! Definitely go check out the other posts by hoping over to her lovely blog 🙂
And now for the tag! I did it some years ago, but let’s see what changes in this 2022 version 😉
Love – Name your top three favorite book couples.
Aiiiii this is hard. Okay. Here’s three random couples from among my favs. Jedrick + Helen from Lighten Our Darkness by Sarah Brazytis. John + Margaret from North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Ellen + Karl from Gentle Ben by Walt Morey. *kiss fist*
Joy – Name a character who went through horrible trials. Were they joyful? Would you have been if you went through the same?
Katy Carr from the What Katy Did Series by Susan Coolidge. That girl is an inspiration and a motivation to me every time I read the series, and no, I won’t shut up about her. There’s a reason I reread those every year. I don’t think I could have remained as joyful and peaceful and loving throughout all those trials, but I would love to get there some day—closer to Jesus. ❤
Peace – Name a book where a river or body of water is important to the story.
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery. Oh my heart, the sea is SUCH an important part of this book, and I ADORE it. The descriptions are beautiful—it’s almost as good as BEING at the sea. I love that book so much, and part of it is definitely the role the sea plays in it.
Patience – Name a book you anticipated/are anticipating reading.
I was so excited for Romance’s Rest by Erika Mathews, and it’s just as good as I expected—or better! It JUST released this week and is still on sale with the whole series, so go grab a copy!
As for one I’m really anticipating—A Prayer Unanswered by Kellyn Roth!!!!
Kindness – Name a selfless character.
Dym Ingleford from Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery.
Okay, okay, I hear your protests. You’ve heard enough about Dym and how amazing and selfless he is? No, you really haven’t, because I haven’t told you all of it…
But seriously, I can’t think of a more selfless character in any book I’ve read—not even Jane Eyre. ❤
Goodness – Name a book with a shocking plot twist.
Okay, I object to this question being for that word, but oh well. XD
Basically the entire AKA Simon Lee Series and spinoffs by P.D. Atkerson, haha! I screamed at her and spammed her with all-caps texts and threats for a while. ;D
Faithfulness – Name an author whose books you will always buy without question.
Ryana Lynn Miller. Kassie Angle. Jesseca Wheaton. Amanda Tero. Erika Mathews. Angie Thompson. Probably Kellyn Roth too. I always question but end up discovering the books are fantabulous, haha.
Gentleness – Show us your most damaged book.
I have quite a few pretty damaged books, but my first copy of Little Women is missing quite a few front and back pages, and my copy of Anne of Green Gables not only misses pages, but is in two parts… I loved them to death ❤
Self-Control – Name the strangest place you’ve ever read because you couldn’t wait any longer to continue the story.
When I was reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, I got so invested in the story that I climbed up to the loft area of our church building that overlooks the sanctuary, despite the narrow, claustrophobic stairs that seem built for the express purpose of precipitating you into the entry,* and read there while my father did a Bible study with two gentlemen. Pretty sure that takes the cake for “things I’ll do to keep reading.”
*Yeah, that’s adapted from Little Women chapter 24 (aka Good Wives chapter 1), Gossip.
Okey-dokey, y’all! The tag is answered, and now it’s time to answer the questions my fellow-bloggers asked. 😉
Autumn @ Bursting Through the Darkness: What is one non-fiction book you would recommend to everyone?
HANDS DOWN BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH.
You saw that coming, didn’t you? 😇 Well, it’s my fav BECAUSE it’s that good. ❤ But just for the sake of variety, I also would recommend Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. Seriously, EVERYONE needs to read it. It’s so encouraging and wise!
Hannah @ More Than Just Reading: What is your favorite book series?
*pouts because I almost asked this question but didn’t wanna have to choose*
Well, fine, then. The Anne Shirley series. Closely followed by Katy, but… yeah. The Anne Series are the best written, most amazing series I have ever read. <33 And Rilla-my-Rilla (aka Rilla of Ingleside) is the best one of the whole thing!—which is VERY high praise…
Heaven @ The Book Cubicle: If you could only take 1 book with you, which book would you take?
Definitely the Bible, because it has literally everything—encouragement, spiritual truth, poetry, history… If the Bible was a given, I’d say Basic Principles of Speech. YES, I LOVE IT THAT MUCH. TAKE THAT.
Jovey @ Jovey’s Journal: What is a book you could re-read over and over and not get tired of?
I tend to do that with my favourites. For example, I’ve read Anne of Green Gables approximately 50 times (at least) in my life and I still adore it. But to name a book I haven’t mentioned yet—A Tale of Two Cities. Such a masterpiece!
And now my own question: what’s your favourite classic (meaning a book written before 1980; doesn’t have to be well known!).
I’ve already mentioned my top favs, and they’re all classics, so let me mention one more… The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit. An absolute GEM. ❤
And there ya have it. Feel free to answer the questions yourself in the comments, because I’d love to hear your answers!!