The 5 W’s book tag!

Hello everyone!

How is it going? I am still recovering from the whirlwind of NaNoWriMo and trying to figure out what life is about again, BUT otherwise I am well 🙂

I missed book tags since I haven’t done any in a LONG time, and they are always such fun, so I thought that I’d do a book tag today. This time I decided to do something called the 5 W’s book tag (you’ll see why!) which is from Shanah @ Bionic Worm. Please check out her post, as well as her wonderful blog!

1 – WHO? Who is an author you’d love to have a one on one with?

This is a tough question because there are so many authors that I would love to get to know! If I were to really pick one, I think I will choose V. E. Schwab, who has written some of my favourite fantasy and sci-fi novel series, such as A Darker Shade of Magic, and This Savage Song. As I’ve mentioned before, I had a 6-year stint in my life when I read pretty much NOTHING at all, and it was V. E. Schwab’s ADSOM that made me excited about reading again!

That being said, if I ever meet V. E. Schwab, or any other author that I admire, I’m pretty sure I’ll be like


2 – WHAT? What genre or style do you most gravitate to?

About half a year ago, I might have said YA contemporary, but now I am not so sure! These days I’ve been gravitating towards YA or adult fantasy/sci-fi novels. I love anything with relatable characters and a great plot!

3 – WHERE? Where do you prefer to read?

I tend to read most during my commute to work. If I am listening to an audiobook, I also make some progress while walking my dogs or doing chores! However I would prefer to cuddle up on something soft to read haha (ideally a couch, though my couch is still on its way!)

4 – WHEN? What time of the day do you prefer to read?

Since I am pretty busy throughout my day, I read whenever I have time to! If I have some extra minutes before bed however, that would be my preferred reading time. I also LOVE to read during plane rides!

5 – WHY? Why is your favourite book your favourite book?

As I have already shouted many times at the top of my lungs here on this blog (and perhaps a few times in real life), my favourite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak!

I love that this book has a cast of relatable and memorable characters, and that it drove me to tears, and that the characters and the theme resonated with me and kept me thinking for a long time after the book was over 🙂 Basically, give me a book that satisfies these criteria and I will love it to bits!!

BONUS! How do you go about selecting what you’ll read next?I

I have a secret formula– an algorithm that even I have struggled to figure out. Ready for it!??!

Drumroll please!!

It’s called my GUT FEELING 😀

And that’s all!

I won’t tag anyone in particular this time, however please feel free to do this tag if you want to! I would love to read your answers!

Let me know what your “who, what, when, where, why’s” are! How do you pick your next book?

38 Replies to “The 5 W’s book tag!”

  1. Lovely answers for this tag! I love Schwab so, so much and… I had the chance to meet her early this year and that GIF was my exact face as I saw her hahaha I just was in shock, I think. I admire her and her talent SO much. 🙂

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    1. Wow!!! That’s awesome that you got to meet VE Schwab haha 😀 I think I might have read a post of yours that mentioned it!?! She is a great author. I love her writing style and all her creativity when it comes to storytelling and world building haha 😀

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  2. Great answers for this tag Sophie. 🙂 V.E. Schwab is probably my all-time favourite author, I’ve met her a couple of times at signings but I’d love to have a one-on-one with her (like you though I’d probably sit there in stunned silence with my mouth hanging open for most of that time).
    I do most of my reading during the commute; I’d love to be able to read sat on my sofa or sitting in bed where I’m warm and cosy too, but I just feel like I’d get too comfortable and end up falling asleep (granted I have ended up doing that on the train once or twice)! 😀
    Great post, and again great answers for this tag. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Wow that’s awesome that you got to meet VE Schwab!!! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for when she comes to Canada haha 😀 I haven’t been to book signings before, but how are they like? Do you have to line up for a long time?
      Yes commutes are great for reading. These days I’ve been falling asleep while reading on the train haha since I am so tired 🙂
      Thank you Beth ❤ Hope December is going well for you!!

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      1. Yeah, she’s one of my favourite authors so I always keep my eye out for events in the UK she’l be appearing at. I’m sure she’ll make it to Canada one day though. Some of the queues are really long (like the queue for V.E. Schwab) but it’s always worth it.
        It’s that December feeling, being tired all the time.
        That’s all right, and yes so far so good. 😀 ❤

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      2. That’s great that you’re in the Christmas mood! I am a super last-minute Christmas shopper haha, so I am still in the process of a few more gifts 🙂 I just finished a major work-related project so it should be all smooth-sailing until the holidays 🙂

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  3. 1 – WHO? Who is an author you’d love to have a one on one with?

    Alessandra Hazard. She is hands-down my favorite gay romance author! One of her books, That Irresistible Poison, stars one of my favorite romance couples ever.

    2 – WHAT? What genre or style do you most gravitate to?

    Fantasy LGBTQ+ romance, often with some sci-fi in it as well.

    3 – WHERE? Where do you prefer to read?

    At home. Wow, what an original answer!

    4 – WHEN? What time of the day do you prefer to read?

    Right before bed, not just because it eases my insomnia a bit, but also because it feels so cozy and pleasant to wind off my day with a novel.

    5 – WHY? Why is your favourite book your favourite book?

    It’s too hard to choose a single favorite book! But we can talk about why That Irresistible Poison by Alessandra Hazard is one of my fav gay romances. Well, the enemies-to-lovers trope is there, the sci-fi plot is lovely, I adore the plot where political intrigue messes with the couple’s relationship, the sex scenes are actually interesting to me (I usually find sex scenes boring), and the romantic tension is sizzling!! And as usual, I enjoy Alessandra Hazard’s dialogues very much. Her style just really chimes with my reader’s heart.

    BONUS! How do you go about selecting what you’ll read next?I

    Currently, I would pick one of the older gay romance novels I bought, because I don’t want them to be forgotten at the back of my Kindle forever. Then I go through some of their blurbs again, and choose which of the older books I want to read next. Sometimes I would want to read the sequel to the book I just finished, however, which usually means buying and reading a new book.


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