Joining in on another fun book tag from #bookstagram! This time it’s #quarantinememoir. Like all book tags before it, I am sure it has evolved from one thing to another, but when I chanced upon it, the rules are simple: just make an account of your quarantine thoughts or experience using book spines. Unlike book spine poetry (which I have not tried yet), it’s not very strict. You can easily add words in between or you may not, it’s completely up to you. This is what I came up with:
LET ME TELL YOU about the DOOMED days filled with THE LANGUAGE OF DYING AND OTHER DISASTERS.
To escape the FRAGMENTS OF HORROR, A SEPARATION and lots of PATIENCE is asked of us. Know that we can’t survive this without diligence and HUMAN ACTS of kindness.
ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND.
Sorry if that turned out to be a bit darker than I intended. It just shows the type of reads I love to collect. This was certainly an enjoyable activity during a quarantine, though unexpectedly difficult to execute because the books I picked are all very different in size and weight. Thanks to @a_smidgen_of_life for giving me the idea. She shared a super cool quarantine memoir book stack in her page.
Below are the links to the books I chose if you need further details. From the stack, I have read and loved Doomed, The Language of Dying, And Other Disasters, Fragments of Horror, A Separation and Patience. I highly recommend these titles if you are looking for new reads during quarantine–unless of course you’d rather enjoy feel-good reads then I don’t think these are for you. But they are all very well-written and apt for the current global situation in the sense that they are centered around themes of loss, disaster, and coping with drastic changes.
Let Me Tell You, Human Acts and Only You Can Save Mankind are all on top of my To Be Read (TBR).
📚 LET ME TELL YOU by Shirley Jackson
📚 THE LANGUAGE OF DYING by Sarah Pinborough
📚 AND OTHER DISASTERS by Malka Older
📚 FRAGMENTS OF HORROR by Junji Ito
📚 A SEPARATION by Katie Kitamura
📚 HUMAN ACTS by Han Kang
📚 ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND by Terry Pratchett
So that was really fun! Should I try book spine poetry next?? 😛
7 thoughts on “Book Tag: #QUARANTINEMEMOIR”
Haven’t read any of these but I do have a couple of terry practchet novels on the kindle. Have you read him before?
Yes! If you have read Douglas Adams, he has almost the same kind of humor. Mostly I just love his world building, humor and characters 😄
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I found Douglas Adams a little kooky for my tastes but will try the book I have. Think it’s called the colour of magic
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Thank you for more book recommendations!
You’re most welcome 💖
My goodness, I didn’t realize I had missed so many of your posts. I apologize. 😯
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totally fine! i also just visited your page and caught up 😂