Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I love doing book tags. Thank you so much – The Green Onion Blog for nominating me for this book tag. I love his blog which is as entertaining as the blog’s name. In addition, we both share the bond of literature. So, do checkout his blog. Also, this tag was created by booktuber Jen @ Book Syrup.

Okay, so now, without wasting any more time let’s dive deep into this book tag and fish for some Q & A 😀

The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size:

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

This book gave me nightmares 😛 This book is not only thick in its physical appearance but the matter in it has got thick skin too. Thousands of digressions and so less of a story. First of all, it was so hard to begin and then, it was a whole another level of task to continue & finish it.

Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul:

Icebound by Dean Koontz

I couldn’t enjoy this book. This is not my type of novel at all. There was nothing exciting in it for me- Unhaul please!

Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing:

It’s definitely going to be –

Prey by Michael Crichton

I had seen a couple of sci-fi movies but science fiction as a novel genre never thrilled me. But as soon as I bought this book, it became one of my top favorites. This book was a bundle of joy for me. Crichton is simply amazing at breaking down scientific & technological complexities and presenting it as wrapped in a blanket of adrenaline rush. I just loved it. Another novel I would love to add here would be – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in:

True Blue by David Baldacci

It has a good story line but it becomes a little snoozy in between. I wish I could change its lethargic pace and make its ending a bit more thrilling. If, there would have been less murders, mafia, and goon fights, I would have liked it better.

Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary:

I am not a series fan, so, I don’t own much. I had only read one series and that was –

The Fey series by Julie Kagawa

and I have nothing to complain about it. I loved it. In fact, I am really hoping that somebody turns it into a movie, it would slay ❤

Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish:

Exclusive by Sandra Brown and 1st to Die By James Patterson

I think both of them nailed the endings. These two books are just so perfect. Powerful beginnings, no bumpy rides, no dozing off in between, clean sweep end, and loads of thrill & cliffhangers – everything just so perfect. They keep you on the edge and have just the right amount of stuff that you are looking forward to experience. I recommend these 2 beauties, heavily!

The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book that was tiring yet satisfying to get through:

I think here I want to mention Dan Brown. You pick any of his novels, there would be a hell lot of running and collecting the piece to solve the puzzle which makes the journey tiring. But the ending comes as a breath of fresh air; satisfying & perfect.

Looking forward to next spring: Tag 5 people you want to do this tag:

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This or That Book Tag!

Thanks Shayla @ disappearfromreality for this awesome book tag nomination. I always enjoy answering questions about books, reading, authors and so on. So, I appreciate this gesture of yours and guys, checkout her blog, it’s lovely 😀


  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Tag 5 other people to do the tag and spread the love!

Reading on the couch or reading on the bed?

Does it really matters? I mean, for me, reading is all I wanna do, it doesn’t matter whether it’s on a couch or a bed or a chair. I require only 2 things – a nice book and a peaceful environment, that’s it!

Main character: Male or Female?

Well, no gender bias :p As long as they are offering a fascinating aspect to the novel, it’s enough for me to grab that book and read it. I never go hunting for books having, specifically, only female or only male protagonists!

Sweet or salty snacks while reading?

Salty it is! I’m from India and it’s all about the spices 😉 Something chatpata and masaledar (tangy & spicy) to have while reading is sooo me!

Trilogies or quartets?

I’m not a ‘Series’ kinda person. I prefer buying books that do not lead into a trilogy or en number of series. But, if I have to necessarily choose, then I would go for trilogies (I have read only one trilogy and that was the “Fey” series by Julie Kagawa because it was super interesting otherwise I can’t read them). It’s more fun to watch series than to read them 😀

First Person or Third Person POV?

Definitely, a first person POV; multiple first person POVs for me. I love thrillers and when it is written from the point of view of “I”, the narrator has the agency to hide a lot of things going on in his/her mind which can later be revealed and has the potential to change the course of the novel completely!

Night or morning reader?

I’m a nocturnal creature ^_^

Libraries or book stores?

Obviously, both of them! There’s really nothing to pick one, both are heavenly places!

Books that make you laugh or books that make you cry?

If, a book carries the potential to keep me engrossed then, I am ready to go on any emotional roller-coaster ride.

Black or White book covers?

Books with black or dark-colored covers are so much fun to read since they offer you the dark side of reality.

Character driven or plot driven stories?

Either ways! Sometimes, plots are very interesting and sometimes, characters take away all the limelight!

My 5 Nominations are :-


Illness Adaptation


Hanna Abi Akl

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