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Do You Have That Book? Challenge


It’s time for another book blogging challenge and this time I will be doing the “Do You Have That Book?” challenge. It was created by Keeping Tabs but I came across it on Hailey in Bookland’s channel and absolutely loved the idea.

The challenge portion of the tag is to find all the books within a set time (I think Keeping Tabs said within 8 minutes) but I couldn’t be bothered with that as trying to be quick first thing in a morning is not a good idea for me!

Anyway, there are quite a lot of prompts in this challenge so let’s get on with it!

Do you have a book with deckled edges?

I couldn’t get a good enough shot of the edges due to lighting but my editions of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger both have deckled edges. Deckled edges look effective but I have to admit that I hate them!

Do you have a book with 3 or more people on the cover?

My entire collection of the Murdoch Mysteries series by Maureen Jennings has the four main actors from the TV show on the covers. I don’t usually like tie in covers but I love these ones!

Do you have a book based on another fictional story?

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is the tie-in book to the Lizzie Bennet Diaries YT series, which is a modern YA/NA retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. This was such a fun retelling and I absolutely love what they did with it. It works so well and I always re-read this when I’m in a Pride and Prejudice kick but don’t want to pick up the classic.

Do you have a book with a title consisting of 10 letters (no more, no less)

It took me a while but I managed to find Dark Asylum by ES Thomson. From what I know this is a kind of forensic, murder mystery set in Victorian London and you all know I love this kind of book so hopefully I will enjoy this and the two other books in the series.

Do you have a book with a title that starts and ends with the same letter?

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. If you love sci-fi and haven’t read this series yet, I highly recommend it. Also, if the physical format puts you off for whatever reason the audiobook is phenomenal!

Do you have a mass market paperback book?

I don’t have one. I don’t tend to get any mass market paperbacks as a rule because I don’t like them all that much. The font is often tiny and the books always lose themselves in amongst my shelves. However, I did once have a mass market paperback edition of Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell, which I borrowed from my grandmother.

Do you have a book written by an author using a pen name?

It is widely known that Cassandra Clare is a pen name and I have all her books in the Shadowhunter universe apart from The Dark Artifices.

Do you have a book with a character’s name in the title?

Isla and the Happily Ever After is now my favourite of the three books in this companion series by Stephanie Perkins. It did used to be Anna and the French Kiss but I relate to Isla that much more and I prefer the storyline as a whole.

Do you have a book with two maps in it?

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon has two amazing maps. Also forgive the fact that part of the lettering has rubbed off the cover. I discovered that this happened to and from the NorthernYALitFest last month and I’m very annoyed by it.

Do you have a book that was turned into a TV show?

I didn’t watch it but I know The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) was adapted by the BBC a year or so ago. With the edgy nature of many BBC crime shows at the moment, which I don’t particularly like, I think I’m better sticking to the books.

Do you have a book written by someone who is originally famous for something else? (celebrity/athlete/politician/tv personality…)

Yes this is Tom Hanks who is known for voicing Woody in Toy Story, playing Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks, and so much more. I’ve only read the first story in this anthology and whilst it’s not my usual thing, it was pretty good. I’ll probably dip in and out of this when I feel like it.

Do you have a book with a clock on the cover?

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley. I’ve had this on my shelves for a couple of years now and haven’t read it. It definitely sounds like something I would enjoy though.

Do you have a poetry book?

I have quite a number of poetry books as I’ve always loved reading poetry but this collection of 20th Century Children’s Verse is the first one that came to hand. As you can tell by the tattiness, I read this a lot, and it’s still one of my favourite collections to date.

Do you have a book with an award stamp on it?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the first book that came to mind, and it has four award stamps on it! A kind friend gifted this to me for my birthday a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. The simple writing style highlighted the beauty and growth of both Ari and Dante as characters and I don’t know if I’ll find another book like it. It’s not a book I’ll necessarily re-read now but I can’t bear to take it out of my collection!

Do you have a book written by an author with the same initials as you?

No. If anyone knows of an author with the initials ES please tell me in the comments!

Do you have a book of short stories?

I have a few and one of them is Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft. I read a couple of the stories when I first got it and they were okay. I hope they improve somewhat because I really want to like this!

Do you have a book that is between 500 and 510 pages long?

This was a difficult prompt as many of my books are either 2-400 pages or 520 pages plus! Luckily Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton comes in at 506 pages therefore fitting this prompt perfectly!

Do you have a book that was turned into a movie?

Yes, Eragon by Christopher Paolini and I didn’t have to watch a lot of the film to know it wouldn’t be a great adaptation.

Do you have a graphic novel?

One of the only ones I own is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I absolutely love this novel about a character who wants to become a great villain. It was fun, quick and quirky.

Do you have a book written by two or more authors?

The Witch’s Kiss trilogy is written by sister duo Katherine and Elizabeth Corr. I’ve only read the first book and very much enjoyed it so I need to get my act together and read the rest of the series.

And that is that! I know I didn’t time myself but finding all the books probably took me around 8 to 10 minutes or so. It did feel as if I’d done it quite quickly.

Anyway, I am not going to tag people to do this. If you want to do it, just go ahead and enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

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