Epic Reads Book Tag

After years of trying (and failing) to motivate myself, I’m finally jumping into the blogging game and there’s no better way to start than with a good old fashioned game of tag! This one is from the lovely folks at Epic Reads, a website I visit quite often and highly recommend to anyone who appreciates YA Literature. And now without further ado…


1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve?

I would love to sit down and chat with┬áthe author of The Help – Kathryn Stockettand leading lady Skeeter Phelan, who was played by Emma Stone in the movie adaptation of the book. I’d probably serve them something simple and Southern like sweet tea and chicken salad, and we’d talk about the things going on in the news and the media today.

2. What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?

I’ve always wanted to know more about the Tuck family from Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting, especially Jesse and Miles’ adventures in Europe.

3. Which two characters (not from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?

I see these two as more of a “couple” of troublemakers, but I would love to be a fly on the wall at a meeting between Kay Thompson’s Eloise and Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. I could just picture the two of them teaming up to wreak havoc on the guests at the Plaza Hotel… NYC would never be the same!

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?

One of my favorite authors is Sarah Addison Allen (author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon and many others). If I could only tell her one sentence, it would be something along the lines of “thank you for writing books that inspire me to see the magic of everyday life.”

5. What book made you a reader and why?

I’ve been a reader for as long as I can remember, but the first book that helped me truly understand the power of reading was Matilda by Roald Dahl. There’s just something about the story and the characters that continues to grab my attention and remind me why I love books as much as I do.

6. Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught on fire! Show us the one book you save.

This is an impossible question to answer! But if I could only save one book, it would be my French copy of Disney’s Cinderella, which I bought at a flea market in Strasbourg, France and am extremely proud to own.

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?

Part of me wants to say Panem, but I know that wouldn’t end well, so I’ll say The Wizarding World instead (which totally counts as a dystopia, by the way). I’ve always dreamt of studying at Hogwarts – spending half my time having magical adventures and the other half hiding away in Ravenclaw Tower with a mug of tea and a stack of books.

8. What is your most epic read of all time?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will always be my number one recommended reading choice. I’m a sucker for good historical fiction and everything about this book drew me in and haunted my thoughts long after the book was closed. For me, that’s the definition of an epic read.

Lastly… do a book shimmy!


Thanks for reading! I look forward to doing more book tags soon.

— Emily