Thanks very much to The Orangutang Librarian for this
assignment tag. It’s only about a month (or little more) late, which apparently is still eons earlier than when the Orangutang got around to answering her tag! 😉
PHASE 1: INITIAL ATTRACTION – A BOOK YOU BOUGHT BECAUSE OF THE COVER?
Charlee and the Chocolate Shop. I’ve featured this book cover on my blog so many times. But it’s just so pretty!
PHASE 2: FIRST IMPRESSIONS – A BOOK YOU GOT BECAUSE OF ITS SUMMARY?
The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy. This book showed up in a Bookbub email and I really enjoyed what I read. I also bought the audio to go along with it. You can read the synopsis here.
PHASE 3: SWEET TALK – A BOOK WITH GREAT WRITING?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The writing was as mesmerising as the images she created.
PHASE 4: FIRST DATE – THE FIRST BOOK OF A SERIES THAT MADE YOU WANT TO PICK UP THE REST OF THE SERIES?
Seashell’s Spells and Caramels by Erin Johnson. I think this became one of my favourite Cozy series after the first book. I love the magical world created by the author.
PHASE 5: LATE NIGHT PHONE CALLS – A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT?
Once I’m hooked into a book, I’ll easily stay awake late to get through it. One of the more recent reads to cause this was 180 Seconds by Jessica Redland.
PHASE 6: ALWAYS ON MY MIND – A BOOK YOU COULD NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT?
The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts by Louis de Bernieres is a book that brilliantly covers many troubling aspects of Latin America’s History and Politics while telling a sometimes funny but always compelling story.
PHASE 7: GETTING PHYSICAL – A BOOK THAT YOU LOVE THE WAY IT FEELS?
Any of my hard cover dictionaries. I love those thick hardback tomes and the little whisper of breeze that tickles my nose as I flip through the pages. Jeez, such a nerd I am. 🤓🙃
PHASE 8: MEETING THE PARENTS – A BOOK YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
It would have to depend on the person. That said, I think a nice, easy, well-written Cozy Mystery to introduce someone to the genre may be the Dewberry Farm series by Karen Mac Inerney. The first book being Killer Jam.
PHASE 9: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE – A BOOK OR SERIES YOU KNOW YOU WILL RE-READ MANY TIMES IN THE FUTURE?
The Night Circus 😀
PHASE 10: SHARE THE LOVE – WHO DO YOU TAG?
Usual Disclaimer: No pressure to participate in this tag but if you do, link me so I can check out your answers.