My Life In Books

It’s been a whirlwind this week, as I introduced the world to the second instalment of The Eternity Mirrors series. Once again, I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response it has received, and I’m really encouraged that people are already asking about book 3! Hopefully it won’t be too long before I can bring you an update on that.

With so much to do (and look forward to) with the series, I thought I’d take some time for a bit of fun with a good old fashioned Book Tag post.

I haven’t done one of these for ages, and most of the ones I’ve done previously have been about things I’m writing, rather than reading. If you want to check any previous Book Tag posts out, follow the links below.

This one – My Life in Books – has been around for a while, but it looked like fun, so here we go.

My Life In Books

1: Find a book for each of your initials.

  • R – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • A – Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
  • F – Foundation by Isaac Asimov

2: Count your age alond your bookself – what book is it?

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson– It’s a really gorgeous, hardback edition, that has pop-out illustrations. It was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and, although I haven’t read it cover-to-cover, I will take it out occasionally and just marvel at the artwork!

3: A book set in your city/country.

For this one, I’m going for something set in my country. In terms of Sci-Fi and Fantasy (which is my go-to for reading as well as writing), there isn’t much set in my home town of Newcastle upon Tyne – and yes, I am working on that! So my choice for this one is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

4: A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.

Does Narnia count? I can dream, right?

One of the joys of fantasy as a genre is that is very often introduces you to new and exciting places that you would love to see for yourself. Narnia is such an amazing place and, though it has is problems from time-to-time, it just sounds like a great place to visit, or even live.

5: A book that’s your favourite colour.

My favourite colour is purple, so for this one, I’m going to Lorelei’s Secret by Carolyn Parkhurst. I read this a long time ago (while I was sick off school if memory serves). A contemporary literature, it was a departure from my usual reading choices, but I thoroughly enjoyed it all the same, and it is long overdue for a re-read.

6: Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I was in a bit of a reading slump when I came across this one. I had been searching Amazon for Sci-Fi books, hoping that something would grab my eye and I found Cinder. It was described as a futuristic, cyberpunk re-telling of a fairy tale classic. I mean, how was I supposed to pass that up?! I bought it, read it, and was utterly hooked for the rest of the Lunar Chronicles series.

7: Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Aside from Far From The Madding Crowd, which I read at school, this would have to be Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Most of it is fine, but there’s a big chunk in the middle while Dorian is off exploring the world for a few decades (and avoiding London and his curse), and it just dragged the whole thing out unnecessarily.

8: Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomoplishment when you finish it?

Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkein. I have tried to read Lord of the Rings before, but have never really made a dent in it. My friend has recommended a really good audiobook version, read by Andy Serkis, which I am going to delve into at some point, so hopefully I will get through it with his help.

Of course, these books only scratch the surface. I have lost count over the years of how many books I’ve actually read, and there are more than I could ever count that I still want to read as well.

We’ll just call these ones the highlights for now.

Jacob’s Dream: Book 2 of the Eternity Mirrors Series Available Now

“Don’t take anything for granted. Question everything.”

As Nick slowly adjusts to life in the Rift, Jacob is haunted by dreams of his past and a growing sense that all is not as it should be at the Hub.

And when Megan starts displaying unsettling symptoms, his suspicions deepen, forcing him to relive memories of a day that he would rather forget.

The day that changed everything.


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