Welcome back everyone, how has everything been for you all? Today I’ll be participating in Just Some Bibliophilic Things and another exciting book tag!
This week’s question: One book related memory that you love.
Ooh that’s a good one.
When I was Primary 2 (which is second grade I think? – I was 8 years old), we were required to do a show and tell of our favourite book. Naturally, I was extremely excited. But the catch was the presentation had to be in our mother tongue. For me, that is Chinese and back then, I was not all all fluent in Chinese! 😳
I was considering choosing a book in Chinese such that it would be easier to talk about but stubborn me decided to go with my favourite book then which was Matilda by Roald Dahl. 📖
As Matilda is in English, I had to write my speech and then translate the whole thing into Chinese which was a daunting task. Furthermore, I had to memorise the speech word for word due to my poor Chinese, which was nearly impossible for 8 year old me. 😥
Thanks to Google Translate and my persistence in wanting to share the love of my life, I managed to do so and delivered my speech, frequently stumbling over many words. 🤪
But the thing is I did it! And that was something I remember vividly. 😊
Never Have I Ever Book Tag
It’s been slightly more than a month of blogging but I can fondly say that I am super attached to book tags! Thank you so much to Paper Hearts for tagging me… (sorry I didn’t get your name haha)
This creative tag was created by Madame Writer. (yes that was a mouthful to say)
- Link back to original creator.
- Link back to the person who tagged you or the blog where you first saw this tag.
- Answer all prompts.
- Add one more prompt of your own.
- Tag at least 5 people.
- Don’t lie.
- Have fun!
Never Have I Ever…read a later book in a series before reading the first book
No! or yes! (I beg your pardon, Ignorant me isn’t sure how to respond)
I unknowingly read Just Call My Name before I’ll be There by Holly Sloan. Which was JUST AWFUL because I was so confused, thinking that Just Call My Name was a standalone. And then I knew all the spoilers for the first book. 😕
Never Have I Ever…burned a book
Nah nah nah NOOO NEVER! NOT EVEN MY LITERATURE BOOKS AND REQUIRED READINGS WHICH I WAS QUITE ANNOYED AT…🚫
Never Have I Ever…read a book I knew I would hate
Erm yes eheheh… I read Allegiant, having an inkling that I would dislike it based on the first two books but I still did because I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED however much the failed POVs which sounded the same deterred me.
Never Have I Ever…wrote a fanfiction about my favourite books
Unfortunately I’m not good at writing! So I have never done that.
However I can recommend an amazing fanfiction for Keeper of the Lost Cities fans which happens after Flashback but before Legacy on Wattpad called “Keeper of the Lost Memories”. It is so gripping and Keefe is as cool as ever. 😆
Never Have I Ever…loved a book when I was young, yet hated it when I got older
There are many MG and children’s books I still adore but I have grown out of many. I DO NOT hate any, The Rainbow Fairy series which I read centuries ago is just something I wouldn’t revisit again though I had much fun when I read it at a young age.
Never Have I Ever…dressed up as one of my favorite literary characters
Never Have I Ever…hated a book by an author I love
Again, I don’t hate this one. But Catalyst compared to all of Laurie Halse Anderson’s books wasn’t that great, with me unable to connect to the protagonist while all of LAH’s books always made me emotional.
Never Have I Ever…gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more
I quote what Paper Hearts wrote: “Who goes to a bookstore just to buy ONE book?!” Perfect response. 👍
Never Have I Ever…read the ending of a book before reading the beginning
Never Have I Ever…read I book without the dust cover
What are you talking about? I do that all the time so I don’t damage the precious dust cover!✨
Never Have I Ever…skim read nearly half a book
my literature books
Never Have I Ever….pretended to have read a book that I haven’t.
Nope! Errr I guess I did pretend to read a book I DNF-ed… does that count?
My addition: Never Have I Ever…saw the movie before the book.
Unfortunately, I am guilty towards my own prompt! I normally try not to haha. But I saw the movie A Dog’s Purpose and have not read the book! In my defence, I didn’t know it was based on a book. 🐶
Speaking of which the movie is really moving and reduced me into an ugly state of tears!
I would like to tag:
Abby @ Beyond the Read
Allison @ The bookworm who reads
Katie @ The Storybook Sisters
Leah @ Leah’s Books
Lia @ Chain of Novels
Linda @ Dusts of Magic
Nehal @ Books and Words
Sarah @ Suits of Stories
Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy
Tilly @ The Biblioshelf
I am infinitely curious to see your answers to this but if you have no time or many other things ot post, that’s cool too!