Book Tag Thursday: Bookish Time Travel

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As always for this segment I will find awesome book tags throughout the vast, wide inter-webs and complete mini-challenges. I’ll hope you’ll have fun and participate with me as well! Leave your own answers in the comments or write your post and link it back to me. (You are also free to use the picture if you’d like, just credit me.)

Today’s Topic: Bookish Time Travel

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1. What is your favorite historical setting for a book?


This is a really hard question for me since I love historical fiction of all periods, but I’d have to say the Jazz Age (1920’s) and 1930’s as well.

2. What writer/s would you like to travel back in time to meet?

There are a ton! To name a few Zora Neale Hurston, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Toni Cade Bambara. The list would go on and on!

3. What book/s would you travel back in time and give to your younger self?


Probably the Harry Potter series and more of the classics that are geared to younger readers.

4. What book/s would you travel forward in time and give to your older self? (What book do you want to remind your older self of because it was really important to you?)

a tree grows in brooklyn

One book that I read that I thought was excellent growing up and that I would give to my older self is A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I really like it’s theme about the determination to rise above difficult circumstances.

5. What is your favorite futuristic setting from a book? E.g. Panem from The Hunger Games (said no one ever)

Futuristic? I can’t really name any off of the top of my head right now.

6. What is your favorite book that is set in a different time period (can be historical or futuristic)?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, to name a few. Since I read so much historical fiction it’s hard for me to pick only one book!

7. Spoiler Time: Do you ever skip ahead to the end of a book just to see what happens?


Yes, I do. But I think I’m not the only reader guilty of this habit.

8. If you had a Time Turner, where would you go and what would
you do?


I would go to the age of the Harlem Renaissance, meet with the famous Jazz musicians of the time, and dance the night away.

9. Favorite book (if you have one) that includes time travel or takes place in multiple time periods?

The Girl From Everywhere

My most recent read that would be my favorite is The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.

10. What book/series do you wish you could go back and read again for the first time?

Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler, Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo (You can clearly see that I’m having a hard time picking one book for each question, lol)

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9 thoughts on “Book Tag Thursday: Bookish Time Travel

  1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn feels like the quintessential answer for that question. I reread it about five years ago and was pleased to find that I enjoyed it every bit as much. As for books wanting to read again for the first time, the Nicola Yoon is an interesting choice, because the story just can’t be the same again, after the first time, once you understand what’s happened with the family. And, finally, I am happy to see Blonde Roots on your list; I was on the edge of choosing this as one of my August reads and it slipped through the cracks, but now I will nudge it back up the stacks again!

    1. As for Yoon’s book, I wish I could (have some secret superpower to) re-read it without knowing what’s going to happen. It was such a good story and I’m looking forward to her new book. Blonde Roots is well-written and thought provoking too! What book would you re-read?

      1. Perhaps something by either MIldred Taylor or Irene Hunt or Virginia Hamilton? These writers touched on some profoundly important issues and I’m not sure I properly appreciated them at the time (except for Hunt’s The Lottery Rose, which I reread several times as a girl). That’s a tough question though!

  2. I love the question about giving books to my younger self! I’d want to give myself the Diana Wynne Jones books when I was younger — I discovered them when I was thirteen, and that was magical, but I always imagine how much they’d have influenced me if I’d known about them even younger.

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