I was tagged by the wonderful Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts (who’s just spoiling me at the moment with these tags), so a big thanks to her! I’ve only been to, like, one book convention and I wasn’t even there for the whole thing, just one event, so my experience with book festivals is pretty sad. Still, I really enjoyed doing this tag!
The originators of this tag are Mandy and Sha @ Book Princess Reviews. As for the rules:
- Pingback to the creators of this tag (who are absolutely wonderful people!)
- Tag the person who tagged you.
- Find an answer to match each prompt.
- Have fun!
Name your top 3 authors that you would like to meet
Rachel Hartman – R. F. Kuang – Fonda Lee
The Official Schedule
How do you determine what books you’re going to read next?
This is kind of a boring answer but essentially it’s whenever a book I put on hold in the library comes in. I almost always have multiple books going at the same time but if I’m reading a physical or ebook copy of a library book, I drop anything else I’m reading to get to it first because there’s a time limit.
What ARC would you wait hours in line for?
I mean, I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity for these two books to come out! Both queer, both featuring PoC, both summaries promising a load of fun!
What bookish merch/pre-order incentives/etc. is your favorite?
Stealing Jenna’s answer here: scented candles! I always like to keep a collection at all times. Also, I love stickers and pins!
What topic would you love to see some of your favorite authors talk about?
I would love to hear how they went about doing research for their books. Since I read a whole lot of fantasy and sci-fi, I know research can be a big part of building a book so I wouldn’t mind listening to an author explain their step-by-step approach to researching their particular novel ’cause it can be vastly different from another.
Yallfest, Yallwest, BookCon/BookExpo, YALC, Etc.
What book festival/con would you go to if you had the choice?
Literally (no pun intended, haha) any one of them! Like I said, I haven’t properly interacted with a book festival in a meaningful way, so I wouldn’t say no to any of the conventions, given the chance. I would like to start with supporting Canadian book conventions first since they aren’t always really well known.
I’m tagging anyone who’s been to a book festival or who wants to go to a book festival (once the quarantine is over).