Stuck at home? Try this fun 9-question book tag

I’ve been stuck at home pretty much since 20 March 2020.
Official lockdown in South Africa started on 26 March, but after my appointment at Groote Schuur Hospital on the 20th, hubby and I decided that staying home was the best bet to keep us and others safe.
After almost three months, for me the best thing about lockdown is working from home. 🙂
I saw this tag on The Bibliophagist’s blog and thought it was perfect timing!


Thank the person who nominated you. I wasn’t nominated, but decided to do it anyway. So thanks, The Bibliophagist!
Answer all the questions below.
Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @Allonsythornraxx
Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag.

Here are my answers:

  1. What are you currently reading?

    red book cover of Shaka Zulu novel
    Chaka by Thomas Mafolo. Image:

    I’m reading Chaka (also Shaka or Tshaka). I remember this as a TV series when I was a child, but this is my first time really exploring the story of Shaka, the founder of the Zulu Empire in southern Africa.

  2. What’s your favourite can’t-leave-the-house activity?
    Chocolate cake with caramel and fresh cream icing
    Chocolate cake with caramel-and-fresh-cream icing

    Baking. That’s everything from really good chocolate cake to really bad … uhm … non-biscuits.

  3. What’s a book you’ve been meaning to read for forever?
    Book cover with blue background and red indian like buildings
    Shantaram. Image:

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Not only have I been meaning to read it, but I’ve tried several times…

  4. What’s an intimidating book on your TBR?
    Margaret atwood book showing woman with green eyes and a blue flower covering her mouth and nose.
    Oryx and Crake. Image:

    I bought Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood about a year ago at a book sale and am yet to attempt it.
  5. What are the top 3 priority books on your TBR?
    South African coloured boy wearing green and blue school uniform.
    black woman girl other wearing many head scarves
    yellow book with words black tax in a stamp

    Living Coloured by Yusuf Daniels
    Girl Woman Other by Bernardine Evaristo. This was the co-winner of the Booker prize with Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. I want to see how the two compare.
    Black Tax edited by Niq Mhlongo
  6. Recommend a short book.
    book cover showing a run down shack

    The Shack by WM. Paul Young

  7. Recommend a long book.
    Image of a man whose face is concorted as if in pain.
    A Little Life
    by Hanya Yanagihara. This is my favourite book of all time and I’ll be recommending it till kingdom come.

  8. What is something you’d love to do while stuck at home?
    Pink paint brush and pain tint on white wall
    Image: Pixabay

    Paint our bedroom. This is something I’d like to do, not something that I’ve actively tried to do. 🙂

  9. What do you plan on reading next?
    One of the top three books on my TBR – if Exclusive Books will only deliver them!
    If I finish Chaka before they deliver, perhaps Oryx and Crake…

I hope you enjoyed the Q&A!

Now I nominate these bloggers to do this tag:

1. Mr Pink Ink
2. KayCKay Book Reviews
3. Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs
4. TranskeiMeg
5. Sthembile M.

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