Bookish Asks ~ An (un)Conventional Farewell to 2020

Posted 31 December, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments

Linda and I typically list our favorites for the year in the final week of December. However, 2020 hasn’t been typical in any way so we decided we’d end the year in an (un)Conventional way. πŸ˜‰ Thanks to lettercollectors on Tumblr for the Bookish Asks.

  1. What book did you finish last and when was that?
    I finished Layla by Colleen Hoover last – on December 19.
    I finished Driven by Rebecca Zanetti on December 29th… not sure if there will be one more or not.
  2. What are you currently reading?
    I’m reading Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley.
    I’m reading The Twelve Dukes of Christmas by Erica Ridley. It’s so much fun!
  3. What was the last book you added to your TBR?
    The Binding by Bridget Collins
    Roommate by Sarina Bowen, I got an audioARc πŸ™‚

  4. Which book did you last re-read?
    Does listening count? πŸ™‚ I’m doing a re-read via audio of Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series and the last one I finished was Rock Chick Reckoning.
    I think listening counts! My last was also a Kristen Ashley, it was Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley πŸ™‚
  5. If you owned a bookshop what would it be called?
    J&B’s Books ‘n Brews (selling books, teas, and beer…my hubs and I have seriously contemplated this LOL)
    I love that! I have no idea what mine would be called… Maybe I’ll come work at yours? I can boom out coffees πŸ˜‰

  6. If you could be a character from any book for just one day who would you be and why?
    Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice because Mr. Darcy…duh! πŸ˜‰
    I think I’d be Allie from the Rock Chicks! She’s a bit crazy, she’s a lot of fun, she’s strong, a fantastic friend, and she has Ren πŸ˜‰

  7. How do you sort your bookshelves?
    My physical shelves are sorted alphabetically by genre. My digital shelves are complete and total chaos. LOL
    My physical shelves are sorted by author, but not alphabetically, I have shelves with books by just one author, and there are some authors I have a lot of books by, and others I only have one or two by. My digital shelves are sorted by TBR, ARC, Read. I think the best place for me to find my books is Goodreads, though, those shelves are even sorted by sub-genre.

  8. Name a book you feel is terribly underrated.
    I think more people should read Soul Walker by Robyn Jones. πŸ˜‰
    I agree! And I also think more people should read Children of the Forgotten Gods by Kennedy Daly.

  9. Name a book you feel is terribly overrated.
    This one is hard because I don’t want to offend anyone but…I didn’t think Sparrow by LJ Shen lived up to its hype.
    Oh my… I don’t think I’ve read that one, but I would probably have chosen another book by the same author… I’m not a fan of the writing, tbh.

  10. Are you the type of person who can read several books at one time or the type of person who reads only one book at a time?
    I typically read one fiction book, one non-fiction book, and I’m listening to another. HOWEVER, the fiction books have to be different genres, otherwise I get confused.
    I typically read one book and listen to another…

  11. What do you do to get out of a reading slump?
    I either re-read Pride & Prejudice or dive into Kristen Ashley’s world.
    Kristen Ashley for me, too. But also Colleen Hoover – she always does something to my heart.

  12. What book changed your life?
    There are many, many books that have changed my life in many different ways. The Happiness Project, Bare, and Twilight are the ones that changed my life most recently.
    Twilight for me, too. It’s the series that got me back to reading when my daughter wanted to read it once it was translated. This lead to me searching for more people my age who had read it (and we now have a chat-group and several of us have met more than once in RL), plus it’s also how I found Goodreads, and then started blogging. So Twilight in a weird way brought me here – and to meeting Brandee <3Β 
Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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11 responses to “Bookish Asks ~ An (un)Conventional Farewell to 2020

  1. Books & brews.. love it !! Im not a beer drinker, but among books it would be one of a kind – I dont think ive heard of it before ! (Plus imagine the drunkies wandering!! Ahaha as long they dont break anything)

    To be honest idk which book changed my life.. iknow there IS some, should have, but I can’t think of them πŸ€”

  2. Sophia Rose

    Neat to see how your reading year went and a bit about your reader selves through the interview questions.

    Happy New Year, Brandee and Linda!

  3. Maureen Bakker

    Love this! And Twilight definitely changed my life too. It was the first book with ‘romance’ I read and since then I’ve been hooked.

  4. Twilight was definitely a transformative book moment for me too! I think it brought me to the world of fantasy, which happens to be one of my favorite genres.

    Oh I love Mr. Darcy and P&P but I don’t know if I could handle a day without running water, technology, etc. Can I bring Mr. Darcy to the modern world for 1 day instead?

    Brandee open that book store and I’ll totally work there with LInda πŸ™‚

    Linda – yes on the Forgotten Gods! BTW – is she publishing more anytime soon? I would love to continue that story.

    Fun post ladies!! MIss you {{HUGS}}

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