My birthday was on Tuesday, (Nov 7) just reached 27 – years – young. and of course I just had to do this book tag. I found it at Charlotte Vlogs who got it from Libro Liv I wanted to do a birthday themed post other than the Bday Book Haul so thanks to Google, I found this. Share and tag some friends, if you don’t have any feel free to tag me.
I was born on the 7th day of the 11th month. (November 7) I have two bookshelves a tall narrow one as well as a short, wide bookshelf. I always start at the taller bookshelf at the top. The seventh book in my shelf was He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. It’s not really fantasy book, nor is it a series but, I’ve read it and it is on my bookshelf in the non-fiction section on top. After doing the math I was looking at -4. I wasn’t sure whether I should count four books forward from there or if I should have started over from the beginning. Moving backwards from the first book on my shelf to the 4 books on the other bookshelf led me to The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Book #2 in the Infernal Devices prequel to the Mortal Instruments series. I plan to buddy read this series with my friend Breanna, after I make it through The Mortal Instruments, hopefully this month. Fingers crossed.
Do I have to just pick one? There are so many awesome characters that I’ve read about in my 27 years. I suppose if I’m picking solely based on the most recent books I’ve read, I have to pick Captain Holly Short of the LEP Recon unit. She is one of my favorite characters in the Artemis Fowl series and is a secondary main character. Holly is the first female fairy to be promoted to the LEP recon force, EVER! Which means she was trained to be a one woman wrecking crew. My favorite thing about Holly is that no matter how rough she has to be in order to do her job, she’s still shown more humanity than some of the humans she’s encountered. I bet the conversations with her would be fascinating also, in the book she has a sassy attitude and often playfully jibes her friends. She’s also lived for hundreds of years, so we could discuss the world before humans got to it and the evolution of the earth afterwards. Holly also has magic and that would come in pretty handy. I’m still working on book 7 in this series, Artemis Fowl is written by Eoin Colfer.
While working on this question I realized that a lot of the books on my shelf take place in the fall. A lot of YA novels take place in the fall because… school. I’m sure there are lots of other reasons but the book I chose was Twilight: New Moon written by Stephanie Meyer. When I saw this question I immediately thought of Bella’s spiral into insanity in the 2nd book of the saga. The book starts off in September (The Fall) and continues into the spring. The movie does a great job of showing the seasonal changes and how Bella also went through a seasonal renewal. First being immobilized by her grief and later as she sprang into life like a budding flower thanks to Jacob. Surprisingly it’s my least favorite book of the entire Twilight series. I was 19 at the time and it had a little too much teenage angst for my taste.
I actually have two birthstones, and my topaz birthstone comes in a variety of colors. Since I couldn’t decide on which stone to pick I choose between topaz and Citrine, I chose one book for each stone.
My bookshelf is pretty dark, the covers are all mostly black or blue. Finding a book that matched my birthstones was not as easy as anticipated. I wanted to keep to books in my bookshelf for this one. The book that looks the most like a blue Topaz in my opinion is, Artemis Fowl (3): The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer. The metallic blue color shimmers and matches just like my stone. I’ve actually read this book and am working on finishing the series.
For my Citrine birthstone the book I chose was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows by J.K. Rowling. My Dust jacket is missing from the final book so as I was searching for a Citrine colored book I’d noticed that exposed fabric of the Hardback was a close match. I’ve read up to book 4 of the series but i’ll be revisiting it at some point this year.
I do love a good series but I think the most books in a series i’ve ever read was 13. While searching I found out that I am in fact mising the 13th book something I plan to rectify immediately. I had no real answer for this question so I turned my attention to google. Sadly there is only one book ever written that has 27 books within the series. Alas, before I continue please don’t be offended. Google said the only book with 27 books in a series was The Bible. The New Testament to be exact. Some would argue that this book doesn’t qualify so I decided to check again. Refining my search to fantasy novels with 27 books and I found a list of the Longest Fantasy Novels ever!. The closest I came to my age was 26 books in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Quite a few have 30 books in them and I even found a series with 45 books in it. Click this link here for more of the longest series in Fiction.
There are a few places I’d loved to visit based on books i’ve read. Because I have to pick, i’m going to choose the Isle of Skye as described in the House of Night Series. This particular place is a very real location in Scotland. However, I’m pretty sure they used creative license when describing the home of Sgiach. The island is also known as the Isle of Women, home to the Guardians of the Ace/ The MacUallis clan. The sons of Erebus warriors were also trained there. The most interesting thing about the island is that Queen Sgiach cast a protective circle around the island so that anyone without permission couldn’t enter. The island is suppsoed to be breathtakingly beautiful with marbled white stone that glitters by torch light. It has sattelite and Internet. The island is home to a gorgeous castle that leads to the shoreline. In the sacred Grove, there is the Hanging Tree, two trees, a hawthorn and rowan tree, twisted together to form one. From the branches of the strange joining, strips of brightly colored cloth are tied to it in a strange yet complementary contrast to its ancient, gnarled limbs Each knot, each strip of cloth, represents a wish. The Hanging Tree is grown by the Fey. I’d love to visit Italy and Greece the closest I believe i’ll get to such a place.
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