Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Spring Book Tag (or Kate is Super Behind on Her TBR)

*laughs forever because when am I not behind on my TBR?*


Engie from "Musings From Neville's Navel" tagged me for the Spring Book Tag! And what better time to do a book tag all about spring than when it doesn't really feel like spring because the weather in Pennsylvania is all over the place right now?

What’s your spring TBR?

*glances nervously toward bowing bookshelves* *continues manic laughter*

So many books . . . so many.

But seriously I'm not sure I have any specific spring TBR books. I'm in a lot of book clubs, so those usually end up taking precedence over everything else, but I'd love to finish reading Les Misérables before summer gets here.

If someone asked you for a spring release recommendation, what book would it be?

Generally I'm not great with remembering what books are coming out when exactly in the year, but Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum was a spring release, and it was fantastic. It was fun and fluffy, but also had a lot of depth to it. Addictive is probably the one word I'd use to describe it.

Which two books are you eagerly awaiting that release within the next two months?


Because with a July 31st release date, it's still technically coming out within the next two months. And OH MY GOD.

I can't think of any other books that are coming out in the next two months. Of course as soon as I hit publish, I'll probably come up with one, because brains are annoying like that.

Which character would make a great Easter Bunny?

Winter from Winter by Marissa Meyer because she would just get sooo into it. I can see her dressing up and painting eggs and everything.

What book makes you think of spring?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. First of all, it has the word flower in it. Second of all, the cover is a bright freaking yellow. Third of all, I read it a couple of years ago in the car while driving to Washington D.C. to see the cherry blossoms in bloom. So yeah, lots of spring all around.

Name a cover with flowers on it.

Whatever my mixed feelings on this book are, that cover is gorgeous and absolutely whimsical. That's what initially caught my eye when I was digging through a box of ARCs. Well job, cover designers.

Which two characters would you want to go on an Easter egg hunt with?

Calvin and Hobbes! Who else to go on an Easter egg hunt with than two of the most playful, imaginative people in the fictional universe?

What is your favorite bookish spring activity to do?

Is it cheating if I say read? Reading outside is pretty nice, too, because spring is (usually) great weather. Not too hot, not too cold, just a slight breeze, and enough shade to make the whole experience pleasant. Although I don't know what the heck is happening with spring this year. It went from being 70 degrees and sunny to cold and rainy and miserable in two days.

Which book did you enjoy that had a spring-ish cover?

This book was fantastic. All of the colors and simple design are spring-ish to me. This book is just spring-ish in general when you consider the protagonists' names are Violet and Finch.

Who is your favorite contemporary author?

Like Engie said, I'm not really sure how this relates to spring, but I do know that there's no competing with Rainbow Rowell. Although I guess a lot of her books aren't strictly contemporary since they're sometimes set in the 80s or 90s. So I'll also name Stephanie Morrill as a favorite.

Tag, you're it! Feel free to "steal" this tag for your blog or post your answers in the comments.


Boquinha said...

LOVE! Going on an Easter Egg hunt with Calvin and Hobbes is brilliant. I really enjoyed Perks and All the Bright Places, too. Fun post! I'm waiting for spring weather, too. What the heck?!? And this week is supposed to be in the 80s! Which is more like summer, but you know me - I'll take summer weather over winter weather!

Carly said...

Well, it seems fitting that I'm tagging you for The Dragon Loyalty Award! XD

Anyway... *ahem* I've become accustomed to called my TBR "my book mountain of shame." I think the name is fitting. XD

YES. HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Although I think it may be a good idea if I finish the series before then... *hides behind bookshelf*

Thanks to you, I can't stop picturing Winter being the perfect Easter Bunny. She's such an amazing cinnamon roll.

Funny, Perks actually reminds me of the Winter since I distinctly remember reading it backstage during my grade school choir's concert. As you can probably guess, I wasn't the best choir student. XD

The Magic Violinist said...


Thank you! I'm guessing Calvin and Hobbes would probably get into a competition to see who could get the most Easter Eggs, and that alone would be fun to watch.


Ooh, that tag looks like so much fun! I'm definitely going to hop over and try to guess soon.


Isn't she, though?! Actual cinnamon rolls envy her.

Hehe, it's funny how strongly books can remind people of certain seasons or events! Out of My Mind and Cress are both books that will always remind me of spring and moving into our house now. I was constantly reading them as we packed boxes and drove back and forth. And pfft, I think you've got your priorities straight. ;)