Tag Tuesday: the Stuck at Home Book Tag

Happy Tuesday, gals and pals! Today I’m doing a tag!!!!! It’s been literal months since I did a tag, but the lovely Ellyn created and tagged me in a quarantine-themed tag, so obviously I had to do it.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

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What are you currently reading?

As of writing this post, I’m reading Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak. I’m really enjoying it so far: it’s super interesting and I’m really enjoying the characters and setting. It’s also fairly short, so I’m hoping to finish it soon.


What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?

Baking! I have been baking a ton lately. Recently, people were bringing my family baked goods because my mom passed away, which was obviously lovely but also simultaneously stressful because it meant I couldn’t bake. BUT we’ve made our way through those now, and I’ve been baking non-stop. My sister and I have made pretzels a couple of times, which is great because they take a little while so it takes up time, and they’re delicious.

Also puzzles. I love puzzles. Luckily, my dad ordered a few recently, and they should be arriving soon, so we have a few to do!


A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. It’s been on practically every TBR I’ve made on this blog and I keep putting it off. But I WILL read it this year, I am determined.

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An intimidating book on your tbr

See above. I think it’s the most intimidating at the moment.


Top 3 priority books on your tbr

Other than The Book of Negroes and my SapphicAThon TBR, the top three books on my TBR are:

  • Heated Rivalry by Rachel Reid: one of my friends sent me the ebook for this book, and honestly, a m/m hockey romance sounds exactly what I need right now.
  • Self-Portrait with Boy by Rachel Lyon: this is on my 2020 and top TBR, and I really want to read it. It sounds so interesting.
  • Whatever book I have on hold from the library is released

Recommend a short book

Ellyn gave three recommendations so I will also be giving three recommendations:

  • Hear The Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami (130 pages): a weird book, but very beautifully written.
  • Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (143 pages): a fantastic memoir by an Indigenous woman that largely focuses on her relationships and how those have influenced her.
  • The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat (175 pages): if you want a funny, laugh-out-loud, easy to read book, this is for you. Also, don’t worry about the dog dying, Mowat glosses over that.

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Recommend a long book

I’ll also give three recommendations because it was hard to pick one. If you’ve been looking for a sign to read any of these books, this is that sign.

  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami (1,157 pages): I know, I know, this is the longest book possible. But trust me, it is definitely worth it.
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (771 pages): read this book, it’s so good, you won’t regret it!
  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (528 pages): I cannot express to you how much I loved this book.

Something you’d love to do while stuck at home

I would LOVE to be able to paint something, but we have nothing to paint and I don’t trust my artistic ability to paint my walls. Maybe I’ll venture to Michael’s or something to get a canvas so my friends and I can do a virtual paint night.


What do you plan on reading next?

I’m not sure yet! SapphicAThon is this week, so I’ll be focusing on those books. But as of writing this, I’m not sure what my next book will be!

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I am tagging anyone who has also been self-isolating recently and wants to do this tag! It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the different mixture of questions, so thank you again to Ellyn for creating such a fun tag!

What about you? What’s your favourite stay at home activity? Do you have any favourite things to bake? Let me know!

Ally xx


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