My Life in Books Tag

I was tagged by LaRonda @flyingpaperbacks (thank you!).

The questions, the answers

Find a book for each of your initials.

I’m paranoid about my true name online (it’s totally because there are too many fair ones around, and true names are a dangerous thing…) so I will find a book for every initial of my blog name, acqua di more.

A: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. Was I talking about fair ones?

D: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, one of my favorite books. I want to reread it soon.

M: Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, an underrated fantasy book about assassins.

Count your age along your bookshelf. What is it?

The eighteenth book on my shelf is Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter. This urban fantasy with horror aspects is one of the best retellings I’ve ever read.

Pick a book set in your country/city


I don’t know any books that are set in my city, and all the English books set in Italy I know are set in Venice. I don’t want to pick a Venice Book, so I’ll talk about an Italian book, Pandora by Licia Troisi. It’s a paranormal novel about fallen angels from the point of view of the only girl who can fight them – but she’s already dead. It’s set in Rome.

A book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. It’s set in Prague, and its descriptions are beautiful – as everything Laini Taylor has written.

A book that’s your favorite color

Here are some red books I liked.

A book you have the fondest memories of


…all my favorites? The first “favorite” book I remember is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I don’t know what I would think of it today, but I loved it when I was seven.

A book you had the most difficulty reading


Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. I liked the story, but the writing style was… difficult. It was well-written, but it’s historical fiction, and the author decided to use a lot of older English words and sometimes I didn’t understand what I was reading (why do I avoid classics? Because I have no desire to put myself through this again. My English isn’t that good.)

A book on your TBR that will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish

Probably The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. 623 pages of “Chinese Game of Thrones” (I hope it’s better than A Song of Ice and Fire, because those books are overrated) is a lot. So… when I’ll be motivated, I’ll try.

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