The Stuck at Home Tag

Posted June 1, 2020 by Amber in Tags / 2 Comments

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I absolutely had to steal this tag from Meeghan over at Meeghan Reads, because what a tag for a time like this, yeah?  I usually sit on tags for an age, but this one was a little more time sensitive.  After all, these are the days when we’re all woefully stuck at home, right?

Because, you know, I never do this by choice.  Normally.  Pre-coronavirus.  Out partying day and night, yup, that’s me!

Just kidding.  I do go out a little, sometimes! 🙂 But this seemed like a really fun tag to do int the current state of things, sort of a community-tag-opportunity.  Because to some extent, we’re all facing the same thing! <3

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

What are you currently reading?

I am about halfway through reading Harley in the Sky as part of my Great Bookcase Crusdae and #StartonYourShelfathon.  I really like how those two things completely coincide!  So far… my favorite thing about it is the cover?  We spend a lot of time in Harley’s head, and she’s not the most likable of characters, so I think my expectations were too high for this one.  If all goes according to plan, though, the review for this one would have dropped yesterday, so you can read all my thoughts there.

The next book up is The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea, which is an ARC provided by Candlewick Press and they said pirates so I said, “sure, I’d love to read and review that for you!”  I am nothing if not consistent.

What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?

I actually jumped on the Animal Crossing train just as this whole thing started up, a pre-order I never expected to love and appreciate as much as I do!  I adore logging in every day, collecting my fossils, and saying hi to all my villagers.  Yes, I know it’s just a game, but they’re lovely and adorable and make me happy.

I actually have a handful of readers somehow?  So I’m collecting screenshots to do an Animal Crossing bookish post. <3 Featuring villagers I never see anyone talking about because they aren’t Raymond or Marshall.

A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever

I just checked one of these off my list (Cinder) so I’m pretty excited about that!  But A Court of Thorns and Roses has been on my TBR for quite a while.  I have it on hold now through Libby, so… hopefully sometime in the next six months?  I didn’t really love Throne of Glass (I know!  Heresy!) so I’m not holding out really high expectations?  But curiosity got to me, and it’s been on my TBR for a really long time.

An intimidating book on your TBR

I am low-key terrified of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

This is another one of those books that landed on my TBR because everyone was talking about it.  I have read The Bone Season and I enjoyed it, so I’m not so much worried about the writing or even the popularity.  It’s just… the size?

I think that book will take me a month to read, easy.  Also, it’s more weapon than book, let’s be real.

Top 3 priority books on your TBR

I’m not in a really big rush to get to anything in particular, so these are just the books that are next up on my TBR!  I’m already reading The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea as mentioned above, so the next three on the list are:

  • Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • Alanna by Tamora Pierce

   

Recommend a short book

Feed by M.T. AndersonI suppose short is in the eye of the beholder, but one book I find super interesting and have read multiple times is Feed by M. T. Anderson.

WAIT. LET ME EXPLAIN.

This book tends to be pretty universally disliked in my experience, both by people saying they didn’t understand the hype, or were forced to read it under durress (it was assigned reading at my high school) and that just sort of puts a damper on it anyway.  But I like this book because it’s an interesting dystopia that is out of the normal mode, filled with unlikable characters, and feels… too probable in many ways.

It’s interesting.  If you’ve never read it.  I like it a lot.

Recommend a long book

Last year, I was introduced to Robin Hobb through her book Ship of Magic.  I was drawn in by pirate and while on one hand, I though I would hate this world because of the pacing and age of the book, I was drawn in quickly and couldn’t stop listening to it.

If you’re a fan of fantasy, particularly nautical fantasy, and you don’t mind multiple POVs, this one was really good and personally, I’m looking forward to the sequel.  Just go ahead and ignore the fact that this beauty is 880pgs.  It’s fine.  You won’t even notice – it’ll fly by.

Something you’d love to do while stuck at home

Nap.

That’s so silly, right?

I don’t ahve anywhere to go on the weekend, you would think it was pretty easy for me to just… take a nap.  Like, what else am I doing?

Loves, so many things.  I’m studying for the SIE exam, writing all these blog posts, reading books, editing my friend’s manuscript, trying to maintain a 5-Star Animal Crossing island and those flower beds won’t propagate themselves!  Forget the half-finished NaNoNovel from April, and I would like to finish that because it’s actually outlined for once.

Naps just feel like a waste of time when I have so many personal things on my to-do list and.. 🙁

What do you plan on reading next?

So I’ve already talked a bit about my hardcopy TBR, so how about my digital TBR?  For me, that’s audiobooks.  I’m currently reading (by the time this post, probably I’ll have just finished) The Diviners and so that means back to my digital TBR.  I only keep about 30 books on that at a time and add in-order from my Goodreads Want to Read list.  Check right now, the next available book is The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, so I’ll probably be reading that next, unless something earlier becomes available!

Tags

I apologize if you’ve already been tagged and I’m tagging you again!  I do try to check these blog to see if they’re bloggers that still take tags, and making sure they haven’t done them before.  Of course there is absolutely zero obligation to complete the tag, but if you do, I’d love to read your answers!

Elara @ Spellbookworm
Janina @ love letters
Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen
Florence @ Miscellany Pages
Tay & Missy @ Frayed Books

Of course, if you haven’t been tagged, please feel free to snag this and do it for yourself!  It’s such a timely one, and hey, if I didn’t steal it from Meeghan, you wouldn’t be reading this post. 😛

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What is one thing you wish you could do while stuck at home?  Are you fulfilling all your downtime needs?  Are you losing your mind?  Have you given up and ventured out in the world?  Let me know your stuck-at-home blues in the comments!

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2 responses to “The Stuck at Home Tag

    • Amber

      How did we all get so busy? Little me didn’t appreciate how good she got it, what with all the naps! 💔