I’m going to be honest, my reading this week has been appalling. Supper Club was slow going so I bought another book that I hoped I’d get through in no time. Then I stopped sleeping properly and stopped getting anywhere. So, it’s Wednesday and I don’t have a new book to review. I’d also planned on writing a review of one of my favourite books but I’m so tired. I’ve just not had the energy to do anything tonight. Well, except for giving my blog a quick makeover. I’m not sure what I think about this theme but I am loving my new Motherbooker logo. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for ages and I finally got to the point where I just had to stop thinking and do it. It’s simple but I like it. The problem is, it doesn’t help me decide what I’m going to post tonight. So, I saw this book tag on Naty’s Bookshelf recently and, as I have no other plan, this seems like a good choice. Although, I have an abysmal memory. I’ve genuinely forgotten most of my childhood. The more my family talks about the past, the more I think I was actually adopted or something.
You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!
Name a book written by an author called Michael
Jurassic Park by Michel Crichton. Am I allowed to look up how to spell his last name? I’m never sure of how many ‘h’s it has. But, this book is a classic.
Name a book with a dragon on the cover
I must have a copy of The Hobbit that has Smaug on there somewhere. You know, the super vintage edition where he’s a silhouette flying over Lake Town. It’s something like that anyway. Or is he lying on a load of money? Oh god, this is what I’m talking about. Terrible memory.
Name a book about a character called George
About a character called George? Does George Weasley count as about? I guess not. Wasn’t one of the Famous Five called George? Oh wait, George Smiley is called George. So, Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy or any of John LeCare’s novels about him. Phew. Nailed it.
Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith? Does the hyphen count? Ah man. This is so confusing. Okay, let’s go with Ali Smith and Autumn.
Name a book set in Australia
Argh! Isn’t The Rosie Project set in Australia? Or is it? Why not just say it is and everybody wins?
Name a book with the name of a month in the title
The Darling Buds of May. God knows why that popped into my head. I’ve never even read it. Can’t even tell you who wrote it. My only knowledge of it is down to the TV show with Catherine Zeta Jones and David Jason.
Name a book with a knife on the cover
I’m just going to straight-up steal Naty’s answer here. The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman. I can’t think of any others that I might have. I’m sure they exist but I don’t end up buying a lot of knifey books. Although, I feel like there might be a knife on the cover of my copy of Mistborn but I might just be imagining that.
Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title
Ready Player One. I didn’t like it but that doesn’t mean I can’t use it.
Name a book with an eponymous title
Jane Eyre. Why not. I’m from Yorkshire. The Bronte’s are everything to us.
Name a book turned into a movie
Just one? This question seems much easier than the rest. Because it’s one of my favourite books, High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.
Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything.
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