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3 Bookish Things Tag

Big thanks to Crystal over at Paper Royalty for tagging me to do the 3 Bookish Things Tag! If you haven’t already, definitely check out her blog for some great reviews and other fun content. The rules of this tag are simple— go through each category and choose three answers for each. With that, let’s check out some books.

3 Read Once and Loved Authors

  • Billie LettsWhere the Heart Is is the book that introduced me to Letts’s brand of storytelling. Her voice is sorely missed in American literature.
  • Jon Ronson — I read The Psychopath Test and then immediately bought all of his other books, which are, fortunately, just as good.
  • Julie Houston — One of the funniest writers currently working today. I fell in love with A Village Affair after the first chapter.

3 Titles I’ve Watched but Haven’t Read

Funnily enough, this was the hardest category for me to answer. If I’ve watched something, I’ve probably read it! Here are a few I could find from my TBR pile:

  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

3 Characters You Love

  • Aaron Soto from More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • Lou Bulosan-Nelson from The House that Lou Built by Mae Respicio
  • Other Mother from Coraline by Neil Gaiman

3 Series Binged

  • Agatha Raisin by M.C. Beaton — Twenty-nine books and counting, the first twenty of which I read in 2015.
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling — One of the few series I reread in its entirety every once in a while.
  • Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich — Pure outlandish fun for twenty-five books, which I started devouring in high school.

3 Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  • There’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure read. No one should feel guilty about what their reading.
  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling is almost better than her Harry Potter series.
  • It’s fine to write in books, crease the pages, and even break the spines. Your books are very personal items— treat them in whatever way makes you happy.

3 Current Favorite Book Covers

  • Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce by A.L. Herbert
  • New Starts and Cherry Tarts at the Cosy Kettle by Liz Eeles
  • When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan

3 Goals for this Year

  • Get my TBR pile under (some) control. At over 500 books, it’s looking a little cluttered.
  • Keep my NetGalley ratio up. I’m hovering around 74% right now, but I want it above 80%, or even 90%.
  • Read more books outside my comfort zone. I read fairly broadly as it is, but I’d like to explore even more, especially science fiction and books of essays.


Of course, don’t feel obligated to participate. And if there’s anyone who wants to participate who I didn’t mention, consider yourself tagged.

19 responses to “3 Bookish Things Tag”

  1. The books are all new authors for me. Great to know you Christopher. I liked your point, write, crease, break the spine… I agree… Books are words meant to be enjoyed. Not opening it up fully to prevent breaking spine is no way to read it… according to me. Ah well… Most think it is a sacrilege… 😂

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    1. They really do! And I was that way for a long time, but really, who cares? If it makes for a happier reading experience, then I say go for it.

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  2. I haven’t seen this tag! Loved seeing all your picks. I still need to finish the Harry Potter series. Can you believe that? I too need to get my TBR under control. I’m close to deleting it. It’s over 17,000 which is ridiculous.

    I like your look on how you treat your books. I still have issues with writing and creasing lol. 😂 OCD I guess. 😁 Thanks for the tag! Have a great week.

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    1. Dang! That makes me feel a little better about my TBR pile then. Deleting it doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all. I’m finding myself adding books all the time but never taking any off, so it might be good to start fresh.

      Honestly, I’m the same way when it comes to how I physically handle books. I never write in them or crease pages, but it doesn’t bother me when other people do it. Whatever makes you a happier reader! Some of the fights I’ve seen, especially on Twitter, anytime this debate pops up— it’s shouldn’t be a personal attack to crease a book.

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      1. Lol 😂 I honestly can’t believe it’s that high. Me too! I never even look at it and just read what I want. A fresh start sounds nice!

        I know what you mean…I certainly have no issues with other people doing what they want with their books, but like you, I don’t do those things. I haven’t seen debates on Twitter lol. It doesn’t surprise me though! 😬

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  3. I’m so with you on guilty pleasures!

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    1. Right?! The idea of feeling shame for reading something you love sounds exhausting.

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    Laura @ Reading and Mumming

    Reading my broadly is a great goal, I’m going to aim to do this more in 2019 too. Breaking spines on the the other hand … 😬

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    1. Haha, well definitely do anything to your books that would cause you stress! For me, it’s all about treating them in whatever way makes you happy.

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  5. Hey, Christopher! Thanks so much for the tag! 😘
    I agree with you on guilty pleasure books, and I loved The Casual Vacancy! It was everything I wished for and more. I think the problem there is probably that people expected it to be different… they wanted another HP, which would be impossible and wouldn’t make any sense in my opinion.

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    1. Of course! I’m looking forward to seeing your answers if you choose to participate. And it’s so nice to see someone else who loves The Casual Vacancy! I think you’re probably right. There’s no way it could ever be like HP, but it’s completely satisfying for what it is.

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      1. I want to, but I will probably get to it only at a later time, because I have a couple of things coming up in my life right now… But I will do it sometime! 😊

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      2. No worries! That’s why I love these tags— there’s usually no real pressure to get them done by any particular time.

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  6. What a huge TBR pile. I don’t know if you should feel guilty for always being behind the mark or happy that you have all these extra books available for emergency reading (snowstorm, apocalypse, a sleepless night, etc.) Since books are our happy place, let’s go with the latter!😉🎉👍

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    1. You know what, I have to agree with you there! Due to the extreme cold, most everything in my town is closing tomorrow, but my personal library will keep me stocked until warmer weather. You’re spot-on, as usual!

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      1. Oooh! I’ve been reading about the frigid temps ❄️ and closures. I’m glad you have plenty of reading to do. 📚 I’ll take teacher strikes blocking municipal offices and gas shortages in MX any day over your subzero weather.

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      2. I’d take most anything over these horrible temperatures … though neither of those sound fun at all!

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