Easter Book Tag

For those who don’t know, tomorrow is Easter! Since I’m Catholic and I love chocolate, Easter is just the holiday for me. It’s weird to be celebrating now, since in about two weeks I’ll be moving and currently my house is a massive packing mess. But, to escape, I can always write on my blog.

So today I thought it would be fun to do the Easter Book Tag, originally created by Rosie the Reader on YouTube.

Rabbits – A book that you wish would multiply – So a book you want a sequel to (that doesn’t have one)

Pygmalion

Yes, technically this is a play, not a book, but it comes in book form so I’m counting it. If you’ve never heard of this play, it’s about a professor who sets out to create a lady out of a flower girl in London during the Edwardian Era. It’s a magnificent play, which ends with so many questions. Will Eliza marry Freddy? What will happen to Higgins? I so badly wanted a sequel for this play!

Egg – A book that surprised you

Something Wicked This Way Comes

I did a review for this book in October and I loved it. But I went into it expecting a fun kid’s book, but instead got a dark and gritty survival story with deep psychological themes. It’s a book that was totally different than what I expected it to be.

Hunt – A book that was hard for you to get your hands on

Records of the Grand Historian of China - Volume I: Early Years of the Han Dynasty, 209 to 141 B.C.

Records of the Grand Historian, or Shiji, is a collected record by a Han Dynasty historian by the name of Sima Tan (alternatively spelled Ssu-ma Ch’ien or in simplified Chinese 司马迁). It’s referenced in so many books about Ancient China, because it’s one of the few written sources we still have of the early history of China (even if Tan himself embellished history). But you have no idea how difficult it was to get an English translation. It can’t really be brought in its full form and my library only had one copy in an off-location warehouse. It took my nearly two months to get the old copy of the book. Saying that, it is a beautiful book and well-worth the work.

Lambs – A children’s book that you still enjoy

My Goodnight Book

I loved this book as a child (my copy is rather worn) and I remember reading it recently and still thinking it was adorable. It’s funny because I remember originally reading this book and struggling with all the big words (that hints to you how old I must have been) and when I read it as an adult, it seemed so simple. How times change!

Spring – A book with a cover that makes you think of spring

Walden

I had a similar question to this for my I Love Spring Tag, but for this one I wanted to pick a book I actually have read. When I think of spring, I usually think of nature and flowers, so I picked Walden. The entire book is pretty much a love letter to nature, and one of the most boring books I have tried to read. Technically, I haven’t read the entire thing, but I own it and I’ve read excerpts. Saying that, pretty much every cover I see of this book reminds me of spring, because it’s about nature.

Jesus – A religious or spiritual book that you love

Orthodoxy

There are many religious books I’ve read and enjoyed, but the one which sticks out most to me is this one. It’s pretty much an examination of logic to decide whether Christianity makes sense or not. It’s incredibly difficult to read, and I probably didn’t understand half of it, but it’s a beautiful book all the same and one I want to reread eventually.

Rising from the dead – A book from a deceased author

Dragon Teeth

Since I love classics, I could choose any classic novelist, but I wanted to pick an author who died slightly recently. Michael Crichton, most famous for writing Jurassic Park, passed away in 2008 at only 66 years old. I haven’t read Jurassic Park, but I did read Dragon Teeth, which was published after his death (and I believe finished by someone else). It’s a great book!

Baskets – A book that is in your amazon cart or wish list right now

The Gulag Archipelago Abridged An Experiment in Literary Investigation

I don’t have many books on my Amazon list and most of them I have read, but this one is one I want to buy but am kind of not ready to read it. Most people know of the horrible treatment of prisoners in Nazi internment camps, but most people don’t know the same thing happened during the Communist Soviet government in Russia following WWII. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn survived the gulags (Russia’s political labor camps of the time) and went on to write of the atrocities committed there. I really want to read this book, but it’s so dark I keep putting it off!

Candy – A book that is sweet

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)

This book is pretty much the epitome of sweet, so…

Peeps – Tag people

Nope, but if you want to do it, I’d love to read your answers!

Happy Easter! I hope everyone has an amazing day and doesn’t eat too many sweets! Have you read any of these books or would your answers be different? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments, follow my blog for more musings and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

5 thoughts on “Easter Book Tag

  1. I’ve never read any of these, but the one about Chinese history sounds interesting. Kind of unrelated, but I’ve always wanted to read Water Margin, but so far I’ve chickened out because of its scope. :/

    Also, back in uni, one of my teachers chewed us out for using the word “book”. According to her, novels are novels, plays are plays, short story collections are short story collections, and so on. NOTHING is just a book. 😀 I always think fondly of her when I rebelliously talk about this or that “book”.

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    1. I love the Water Margin, though it is definitely a challenge to read! Lol, that teacher sounds interesting. I’ve always considered a person’s meaning to be more important that a word itself, especially in casual conversation. I can’t imagine censoring myself if I’d been in her class.

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