I am here today with a book tag that relates to the latest thing occupying all my time- Animal Crossing!
So I have only had New Horizons (and a Nintendo Switch) for about a day now, so I haven’t had much time playing the game, so lets back up a little!
I have Wild World and used to play that when I was younger, but I usually got bored of it pretty quickly and it’s mainly because I’m used to story based games, completing missions and the biggest appeal finishing a game in as little or as much time as I want.
Let’s fast forward to 2020, where New Horizons is released and it seems every single person is playing it whilst we’re in lockdown. I’ve been debating getting a Switch for a while but I decided to play Wild World and see how I fare with that and I got pretty obsessed to say the least.
I really enjoyed collecting stuff, and taking part in various events and chatting to villagers, but most of all I loved going to the Cafe, chatting to Brewster and having a late night coffee before I went to bed!
Then one Saturday, I decided I wanted to get a Switch but had just missed the restock by a few hours…
However, I signed up with Stock Informer (Not an ad, I just found it helpful) and signed up to get emails when various stores get them in stock and I managed to snag the Animal Crossing Edition!
Now, I’m here obsessed and already working through things fastly! I’m still going to try keep up with Wild World because I’m attached to the game now but I imagine a lot of my time will be taken up by New Horizons but let’s get to the actual point of the post which is the book tag!
Past Villager – Who is a character you found when you were younger that still has a place in your heart?
I could go back to my childhood and say Harry Potter but I can’t help but think of Katniss from The Hunger Games.
I first read The Hunger Games when I was 14 and it made a huge impact on my life and I found myself connecting to Katniss in a way that I haven’t connected before. Her love for her sister and how she didn’t want to get married or have children amongst so many other things. Rereading the books this year has only driven how much I love Katniss as a character!
Blather’s Blatherings – Recommend a historical fiction book that you think everybody should read
The Book Thief, even if it is one of the more recognised Historical books in life. I just found it to be both heartbreaking but beautiful to read and most people would fall in love with Liesel and it’s so intriguing that the narrator is actually Death.
Celeste’s Wish – What is a future book release you wish you could read now?
I keep seeing everybody raving about The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by Victoria Schwab and I have a need for it! But I can wait because I have too many books to read at the moment and I need to catch up with them instead of daydreaming about unreleased books.
Timmy & Tommy – What is your favourite sibling relationship in a book?
I love the Blackthorns in The Dark Artifices! Are they normal? No. They all have such difficult, and complex relationships with Julian essentially being a parent to them all and everyone being so different to the other but I enjoyed that and I can’t wait to see some of them become MCs in The Wicked Powers!
The Easter Bunny – A popular book character that you’re not a big fan of
This is a tricky one but I didn’t really like Naruto, but he seems popular enough. I only watched the anime but there’s a manga so it counts as an answer! I just found him annoying with his ‘better believe it’ catchphrase! However, over the years he has grown on me!
Nook’s Loans – An author you’d give all your money to
Victoria Schwab, and I have bought a lot of her books, including three different editions of ADSOM, and will be a fourth when I get the Illumicrate box surrounding that series!
The Sisters Able – What is your favourite fictional family (found or otherwise)?
The Blackthorns yet again, for the reasons above! I also loved Vasya’s family in The Bear and the Nightingale series because I love seeing people grow up with one another yet be such a stark contrast to one another! I’ve only read the first book so far.
It’s a C+ – What is a book trope you don’t like that keeps popping up?
It’s such a basic answer but I hate instalove, I don’t see it as often now but I do not understand how you can fall in love with someone from the first moment??? Slow burn is where it’s at, especially if it’s unrequited on both sides, it just works so well!
The Wandering Camel – What is your favourite book set in a land far away from yours?
Yet again, I am wishing to be living in Red London! I just finished The Steel Prince graphic novel and I was to join this magic filled world!
What Would Dodos Do? – A fictional land you wish you could fly away to at any moment?
So to avoid using Red London again, I would love to visit where Morozko, the frost demon in The Bear and the Nightingale! It sounds so magical and beautiful, And a lot colder than it is here!
I hope you enjoyed my answers for this book tag!
I tag anyone who stumbles across this post and wants to join in with it!