Today is my birthday which means I get to do the Birthday Book Tag. I saw this on Anna’s Book Nook a couple of months ago and was really eager to do it, so here I am.
I’m having a fairly chill birthday; I’m making some afternoon tea for brunch later complete with a glass (or two) of prosecco. After that, I pretty much have the day to myself. So I’ll probably read or watch a film – I have so many on my TBR and TBW shelves that I really need to make a dent in them. Plus all the new books and films I’ve received as presents. But I shall stop rambling on and answer some questions:
1. Count your birth day along your bookshelf and then subtract your birth month. What book does it land on?
Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Which I have never read (oops). From my understanding this is the inspiration for the musical Cabaret, and that is pretty much all I know of the book. If that is even right; let me know down below if it’s not. I picked it up because Berlin is one of my favourite cities, I really like learning about German history, plus I enjoyed Isherwood’s A Single Man. So I figured a book set in Weimar Germany ticks all those boxes. Just writing about it here makes me tempted to pick it up, so it will be getting bumped up the TRB ASAP.
2. If you could spend your day with any fictional character who would it be and why?
That’s a hard one, there are so many. I feel like the March sisters would be a lot of fun, or maybe Jay Gatsby since he knows how to throw a party. Either of them would be cool to hang out with for a day.
3. Find a book that takes place in the season you were born in.
I’ve picked The Secret Garden but any childhood favourite would do. For some reason spring makes me think of children’s books, and just cosy, warming reads. Perhaps because spring feels like a new beginning or a fresh start, so I think of books that have a sense of hopefulness. Admittedly, I think The Secret Garden spans across more than just springtime but the many descriptions of the natural world also makes me think of this season.
4. Find a book that is the colour of your birth stone.
I have absolutely no books with an emerald cover but Google tells me The Emerald Stone by DJ Loomis does, so there we have it. Saying that The Secret Garden cover has a ton of green, but not sure if that counts as emerald.
5. Is there a series with the same number of books as your age? If so what is it.
Again I have to Google this as I have no idea. I highly doubt there’s many series with 28 books.
I’ve found a compilation titled ‘Elsie Dunmore Complete Series: 28 Books in One Edition’ by Martha Finley. I’ve never heard of Elsie Dunmore in my life, and I’m not sure if there are more books in this series; this was made in 2017 so more could have been written. But we will go with this. I’m not doing so well on these questions: I think there’s maybe two so far which feature books I’ve actually read.
6. Pick a book set in a time period, world, country you would like to have been born in.
Harry Potter series, hands down. I would loved to have been a student at Hogwarts and learn how to use magic.
And there you have it! Let me know what your answers would be for the questions!