Animal Crossing is great, and the love of it sparked this cute tag by Angharad & Becky from Two Book Thieves. So of course I had to do it!
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Past Villager – Who is a character you found when you were younger that still has a place in your heart?
This is probably a tie between Menolly from HarperHall trilogy by Anne McCaffrey, Meg Murray from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Aerin from The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. I think they all three helped me feel less odd, and that being sometimes angry (like Meg), or still attempting to do things you love (like Menolly) or that finding your interests and finding a way to help when you know there’s some other way (like Aerin) weren’t so bad and you could be a heroine.
Blather’s Blatherings – Recommend a historical fiction book that you think everybody should read
I am torn between Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein or Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Both are set during the Second World War, and in both the characters deal with camps and being prisoners. I was already interested in WWII history but they somehow sparked a further interest into concentration camps and gulags, plus the role of women in both world wars.
Celeste’s Wish – What is a future book release you wish you could read now?
The next book in the Wilde Investigations series by Laura Laasko. The first three have been amazing and I just want the next one now!
Timmy & Tommy – What is your favourite sibling relationship in a book?
There is something about Charles Wallace and Meg in Madeleine L’Engle’s books and how they are siblings and communicate and care for each other.
The Easter Bunny – A popular book character that you’re not a big fan of
Aelin form the Throne of Glass series (and the series as a whole)
Nook’s Loans – An author you’d give all your money to
So far I have a few authors who are instant buys. Tom Pollock, Sebastien de Castell, Laura Laasko, Stephanie Burgis, to be fair this list may get too long if I keep going and I will miss some.
The Sisters Able – What is your favourite fictional family (found or otherwise)?
Hum, not sure. I can’t really think of many, but I do love the relationships in Redwall series, so maybe that?
It’s a C+ – What is a book trope you don’t like that keeps popping up?
I am not big on love triangles where the main character has to choose between two of them and they both fight it between them like Twilight or Mortal Instruments or Hunger Games. It is boring when you know that the characters will be fawning over her forever and at the end she chooses one. I prefer more complex shapes of love or relationships, and pasisng feelings. Specially as teens. Heck, I had deep crushes and sometimes long, but they also were quick to fade and something new would come. And in most cases, there’s ample time for new to show up but it doesn’t…
The Wandering Camel – What is your favourite book set in a land far away from yours?
A relatively recent one is In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard, or Empire of Sand and Real of Ash by Tasha Suri. Absolutely love them (I mean I can aslo think Daevad/City of Brass)…
What Would Dodos Do? – A fictional land you wish you could fly away to at any moment?
Oh, I think this is a very tricky question. Most of the magical lands have perils I’d prefer not to deal with, so not entirely sure I’d be happier somewhere else. Maybe Yannia’s world in Wilde Investigations or a bit of the magic in Gods of Jade and Shadow.
Enjoyed that a lot! I am terrible at tagging on blogs, but I will happily tag on Twitter 🙂