At this point, many of us have been stuck inside our houses for months, and even though lockdowns and restrictions are being lifted in many countries (hopefully, slowly), it’s unlikely that things will go back to normal anytime soon. As such, it seemed like a good idea to do The Stuck at Home Book Tag. On that note –
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What are you currently reading?
Sabrina: As usual, I am currently reading several books at once, but the one I am most likely to still be reading when this post goes up is Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I’m really enjoying this superhero book so far though I have a lot more of it to go.
Vera: There’s literally zero chance I’ll still be reading Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskovitz when this post goes live, but I’m really enjoying it so far, so I want to go it a shout out. Also, even right now I’m currently listening to it (and kind of breaking my brain trying to focus on this post and the book at the same time) so it seems fitting to include it.
What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?
Sabrina: Aside from reading, the thing I have probably been doing the most is playing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the PC. I’ve got a little bit stuck on one of the boss fights which is frustrating, lol, but I’m hopeful that I will get through it soon.
Vera: A friend recommended The Magnus Archives for me basically right before the lockdown started, so I spent much of it getting more and more into podcasts. I’m all caught up with TMA, finished The Bright Sessions and I’m currently listening to the Penumbra Podcast.
A book you’ve been meaning to read forever.
Sabrina: There are so many books I could pick for this question, but one of the books I have owned the longest and not yet read is Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones. Many years ago, my high school library was getting rid of books so I snagged this for free. I picked it up not long after, but didn’t get far through it before moving on to something else and consequently never got back to it.
Vera: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath has been on my goodreads to-read list since 2013, and I’ve owned a copy for it for years, so it’s high time I pick it up. It’s just… I know it’s not a happy book, and I’m horrible at getting to sad novels. 😔
An intimidating book on your TBR.
Sabrina: Both horror and historical fiction are genres outside of my comfort zone and Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver is apparently both of them. It has a pretty high average rating, so I hope I will enjoy it but it still makes me nervous.
Vera: I read the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson years ago, and I adored it a lot, so I’m hopeful and excited for Warbreaker. Even so, I’m scared of the hype surrounding it and also of its length.
Top 3 priority books on your TBR.
Sabrina: I have many books out from the library at the moment, so I have some deadlines. Some of the ones I have to finish soonest (at this stage) are:
- The Guest List by Lucy Foley
- Stronger, Faster, And More Beautiful by Arwen Dayton
- The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
Vera: Uhh, I don’t request/accept review copies and I never have a solid tbr list, so this is a difficult question for me. I’m going to pick three new-ish releases I’ve recently bought and I’m very excited for.
- The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
- Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye
- Once Upon an Eid, edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed
Recommend a short book.
Sabrina: I feel like the Saga graphic novel series is well known, so for this I’m recommending Paper Girls which is by the same author (and it’s a finished graphic novel series). If you like Stranger Things, you have to give this a try!
Vera: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu is only a little over 200 pages, but it packs such a punch that it leaves a big impression. I read it ages ago, and yet, I remember (some of) its details relatively clearly.
Recommend a long book.
Sabrina: A lot of the long books I have read are near the end of a series, so I am going to bring up Jade City by Fonda Lee again. It’s a long book that is really difficult to put down because it is just so engrossing.
Vera: In most editions, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens is over 1000 pages long, so it fits this prompt really well. Also, I love this book a lot, so it’s just a good pick in general.
Something you’d love to do while stuck at home.
Sabrina: I have tabs open with free online courses to try. I guess I’m never going to make myself take them though, because they have been open for weeks now, lol.
Vera: I’d love to learn a language and/or work on my Spanish. I’d also love to learn some IT related things, and work myself up from the super-simple to the more complicated. However, I’m currently preparing for my exams, both of which will be in June, so I’ve been concentrating on them. 😔
What do you plan on reading next?
Sabrina: I’m near the beginning of The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie, so I will be getting properly into that soon hopefully.
Vera: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang has been on my “priority” list for ages, and I need to finally get around to it.
How are you handling being cooped up inside your house? How’s the situation inside your country? (If you don’t want to talk/think about it, that’s totally valid!) Have you read any of the books we mentioned?