It’s Raining Books In The Do I Have That Book Tag

It’s Raining Books In The Do I Have That Book Tag

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Welcome to another book tag! Do you consider yourself a bookworm? Well, you are about to find out because that is what the do I have that book tag is all about. If you enjoy reading through book tags, check out some of the other one’s that I have done.

I found it on Dora’s blog, Berries and Books. You should check her blog out too and see what her answers were.

I really enjoyed the do i have that book tag because I treated it like a scavenger hunt. I wrote all the questions down on some index cards and then I went into my living room and scoured through my bookshelves to find the answers to those questions. So, without further adieu, on to the do I have that book tag!

Do You Have a Book With Deckled Edges?

The Murder Room book cover-do i have that book tag-purple shelf club

Yes. I actually have several. One of them is a book called The Murder Room by P.D. James. The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


Commander Adam Dalgliesh, P. D. James’s formidable and fascinating detective, returns to find himself enmeshed in a terrifying story of passion and mystery — and in love.
The Dupayne, a small private museum in London devoted to the interwar years 1919 — 1939, is in turmoil. As its trustees argue over whether it should be closed, one of them is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Yet even as Commander Dalgliesh and his team proceed with their investigation, a second corpse is discovered.

Someone in the Dupayne is prepared to kill and kill again. Still more sinister, the murders appear to echo the notorious crimes of the past featured in one of the museum’s galleries: the Murder Room. The case is fraught with danger and complications from the outset, but for Dalgliesh the complications are unexpectedly profound.

His new relationship with Emma Lavenham — introduced in the last Dalgliesh novel, Death in Holy Orders — is at a critical stage. Now, as he moves closer and closer to a solution to the puzzle, he finds himself driven further and further from a commitment to the woman he loves.


I have the hardback version of the book so I don’t know if the paperback version would have deckled edges. I started it but I haven’t finished it yet. I’ve stopped because there are some books I have made commitments to reading before I can read the books I have on my shelves. What I can say is that so far I love it. The Murder Room really gets your head spinning with thoughts. The book makes me feel curious and wanting.

P.D. James | Get the Murder Room Now!

Do You Have a Book With 3 or More People on the Cover?

Great Expectations book cover-do i have that book tag

The book is a classic, so I am sure you know what it is called. The book I have with well over the 3 person limit on the cover is… Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The picture above is a mass paperback version so it does not show the same cover that I have.

The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


From the agony of Charles Dickens’ disenchantment with the Victorian middle class comes a novel of spellbinding mystery and a profound examination of moral values.

An orphan living with his older sister and her kindly husband, Pip is hired by wealthy and embittered Miss Havisham as a companion for her and her beautiful adopted daughter, Estella. His years in service to the Havishams fill his heart with the desire to rise above his station in life. Pip’s wish is fulfilled when a mysterious benefactor provides him with “great expectations”–the means to be tutored as a gentleman.

Thrust into London’s high-society circles, Pip grows accustomed to a life of leisure, only to find himself lacking as a suitor competing for Estella’s favor. After callously discarding everything he once valued for his own selfish pursuits, Pip learns the identity of his patron–a revelation that shatters his very soul.


I love classics. One day I wish to have a physical copy of Pride & Prejudice along with pretty much all of Jane Austin’s books. I love the classics and I can’t wait to see which of today’s books will be considered classic’s in the future.

Charles Dickens | Get Great Expectations Now!

Do You Have a Book Based on Another Fictional Story?

To the best of my knowledge, I would say that I do not have a book based on another fictional story. This is unfortunate because I had no idea that their were books like this. It seems entirely plausible but the thought just never came to mind.

You know, I think it would be difficult to write a book that is based on another fiction story. This is because the pressure I imagine would be put on me. I would be thinking that I’d have to live up to the expectations of the story I am basing my book on.

I would also be thinking about the fact that most of my first readers would be of people who have read that fictional story, so making sure they love it is a hurdle all unto myself.

The other issue I would have is making sure that I am not writing the book for other people.

The last issue I would have is making sure my book differentiates from the fictional story. Just because it is based on another fictional story doesn’t mean I want it to be the same. I want originality to shine through above all else.

All of these thoughts combined would be very taxing and I’d have to sort them all out before I could even begin writing the book. One thing I would have to keep in mind is that I’d be writing the book because I loved that fictional story AND because I love writing. If I could put that above everything, I know the book would turn out great.

Lucky for me I don’t have to worry about any of that because I don’t see myself writing a book based on another fictional story anytime soon!

Do You Have a Book With a Title 10 Letters Long?

Wicked Prey book cover-do i have that book tag

This was actually difficult to find. I sat on the floor grabbing one book at a time and counted until I found the magic number. My man actually came in and saw me sitting in the corner of the room. I can’t imagine what his first thought must have been. He came up closer though and asked what I was doing. Rest assured I explained and he just laughed and walked away. At least he doesn’t think I’m crazy!

Anyways, I found a book that was 10 letters long. It is called Wicked Prey by John Sandford (you can get the ebook version here).

The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


Out of Lucas Davenport’s past comes a psycho nursing a violent grudge. But why go after Davenport for revenge when Davenport’s young daughter is so close–and so vulnerable?


This is an admittedly short description, but I’m okay with it. It is short, sweet, and to the point. John Sandford was once a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. That is a huge accomplishment so I think it’s safe to say that Wicked Prey is a good book.

What is so cool is that this book is part of probably one of the biggest series I have ever heard of. The Prey Series consists of 30 books currently. It has a thriller vibe to it so if you like thrillers, this is the book for you, and boy will you have enough books to read to your heart’s content!

John Sandford | Get Wicked Prey Now!

Do You Have a Book With a Title That Starts and Ends With the Same Letter?

Voice of the Night book cover-do i have that book tag

This was even more difficult to find believe it or not! But I was up for the challenge. The book is called The Voice Of The Night by Dean R. Koontz. I have read this was already and I actually quite like it. Maybe I will have to post a review of it here on the blog. Who knows, only time will tell.

The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


No one could understand why Colin and Roy were best friends. Colin was so timid, and Roy was outgoing and popular. He was nervous around girls, and Roy was a ladies’ man. Colin was fascinated by Roy, and Roy was fascinated with death. The two were bound together in a game too terrifying to imagine and too irresistible to stop.


This was the book that gave me an interest in thrillers. Before The Voice Of The Night, I hadn’t looked at a single thriller novel, let alone pick one up and read it. I just never thought I would be into thrillers.

It might be because my preconceived notion of a thriller was that it leaned into horrors, which I don’t typically care for. However, this book changed my mind and I would read it again for sure!

Dean R. Koontz | Get The Voice Of The Night Now!

Do You Have a Mass Market Paperback Book?

No. I am really surprised by this too. I thought for sure out of the masses of books on my shelves that one would shine through. But, no dice. Maybe it’s because I am picky.

I prefer hardcover to paperbacks if I can help it (I talk more about this in the This or That Book Tag). They are easier to handle (even though they are heavier) and they almost always look better than their paperback counterparts.

Do You Have a Book Written by an Author Using a Pen Name?

The Bad Beginning book cover-do i have that book tag

Yes, I have a few actually but I thought I would talk about one of my childhood favorites and that is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Lemony Snicket’s real name is Daniel Handler.

I’ve read the entire series. I remember waiting for my school library to get the 12th book in stock in the same way people do now waiting for the favorite shows new season to be released. I think the whole series would be a great read even for adults.

The Bad Beginning In A Series Of Unfortunate Events

The first book of the series is called The Bad Beginning. The following description of the book comes from BAM (Books-a-million):


In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious, and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy. 

This middle-grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.


You couldn’t for a more interesting or quirky book. I love Lemony Snicket’s writing style. It’s unique, to say the least, but it is also captivating. I loved reading his books and learning new words that people don’t really use very often but are nevertheless now a part of my everyday vocabulary. I’d love nothing more than to have the opportunity to interview him one day!

Lemony Snicket | Get The Bad Beginning Now!

Do You Have a Book With a Character’s Name in the Title?

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Yes, I do. Actually, this book could also be used to answer the question above. It is called the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. I know there are some big Mark Twain fans out there. But, I do have a fun fact for those of you who don’t know much about Mark Twain. That is not his real name. His real name is Samuel Clemens.

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

The following description of the book comes from Goodreads:


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer revolves around the youthful adventures of the novel’s schoolboy protagonist, Thomas Sawyer, whose reputation precedes him for causing mischief and strife. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, half-brother Sid, and cousin Mary in the quaint town of St. Petersburg, just off the shore of the Mississippi River. St. Petersburg is described as a typical small-town atmosphere where the Christian faith is predominant, the social network is close-knit, and familiarity resides.

Unlike his brother Sid, Tom receives “lickings” from his Aunt Polly; ever the mischief-maker, would rather play hooky than attend school and often sneaks out his bedroom window at night to adventure with his friend, Huckleberry Finn ­ the town’s social outcast. Tom, despite his dread of schooling, is extremely clever and would normally get away with his pranks if Sid were not such a “tattle-tale.”

As punishment for skipping school to go swimming, Aunt Polly assigns Tom the chore of whitewashing the fence surrounding the house. In a brilliant scheme, Tom is able to con the neighborhood boys into completing the chore for him, managing to convince them of the joys of whitewashing. At school, Tom is equally flamboyant and attracts attention by chasing other boys, yelling, and running around.

With his usual antics, Tom attempts to catch the eye of Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town, and persuades her to get “engaged” by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been “engaged” previously to Amy Lawrence. Shortly after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness the murder of Dr. Robinson.


If you haven’t read this book yet then you should. I consider it to be a novel that everyone should read!

Mark Twain | Get The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Now!

Do You Have a Book With Two Maps in it?

The Patience of a dead man book cover-do I have that book tag

Yes, I love books with maps. I wish that every author who wrote a book with multiple locations would put a map or two in their books. I love using maps because it helps to visualize what is being said in the books.

One of the more recent books that I have received is called The Patience of a Dead Man. It is a trilogy and a really good one at that! Read my review of it to see if it is something you will find worth the read.

Do You Have a Book That Was Turned into a TV Show?

City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare was a book series mentioned to me by my younger sister. She wanted me to read the books and the t.v. show so she would have someone to talk to about it. The T.V. show wasn’t bad but the books were definitely better. I haven’t finished the series yet but I think it is worth the read if you like the fantasy genre.

The Start Of The Mortal Instruments Series

The first book is called City of Bones. The following description of the book comes from BAM (Books-a-million):


Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder–much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing–not even a smear of blood–to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon.

But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating, and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.


I really do enjoy the books and I think it’s perfect for fantasy and magic lovers. The t.v. show is not as good. It isn’t bad, just teenyboppery if that makes sense.

Cassandra Clare | Get City Of Bones Now!


Do You Have a Book Written by Someone Who is Originally Famous for Something Else (celebrity/athlete/TV personality)

The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards about What Makes This Family Work

The only one I knew for sure was on my shelf is a book called The Women of Duck Commander. They are TV personalities. They are the wives of the men on the Duck Commander show.

The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


Matriarch Miss Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson speak out in this insightful book about their roles in the crazy Robertson family and the core values that make this family work.


Each of the women in the book has something to say about their lives as a family and individually. I got the book as a gift from one of my landlords approximately 6 years ago. I watched the show a bit and quite liked Si Robertson. She knew I watched the show so she got me this book. I think it was very kind of her to do!

Learn more about Duck Commander | Get The Women Of Duck Commander Now!

Do You Have a Book With a Clock on the Cover?

Unfortunately no. I actually love clocks, so I was a bit disappointed in myself when I figured out that I own not even one book with a clock on the cover. What the heck?! Oh well, now it is my mission to get such a book. Do you have any suggestions?

Do You Have a Poetry Book?

dregs of wit and wisdom book cover-do i have that book tag-purple shelf club

I have two, but there is one that I have talked about a few times already on this blog. So I will switch over to the other one. It is called Dregs of Wit and Wisdom by Scott Blasingame. I will be reviewing it soon so keep an eye out for that if you like poetry(one way you can keep updated is by subscribing to my blog).

The following description of the book comes from Amazon:


This is a collection of poetry amassed over the course of a decade of personal dredging and wroth with wry wit and world-weary wisdom. At least it is hoped anyone reading it will find it so to some extent or in some way. To be found are musings of emotion and experience observed beneath the lens of a verbal microscope. Some take the form of essays, some stories, some characterizations, some light verse, and some random snippets. From all that are the thoughts and truths that are bittersweet and admissions both funny and forlorn sifted from the muck and mire of one man’s mental state.

Enjoy it for what it is: the observations, opining, and outpouring from a heart’s abyss.


Like I said, this is one that I haven’t reviewed yet, so naturally I haven’t read it yet. I’m curious about it though and can’t wait to read it! If you like poetry then I think it is worth giving a try. After all, that’s exactly why I will be giving it a go.

Scott Blasingame | Get Dregs Of Wit And Wisdom Now!

Do You Have a Book With an Award Stamp on it?

WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING

Yes! I feel like I have a lot of these. Do you? One book that has an award on it is called War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges. I actually got this book because it was a requirement for a class I was taking when I was getting my bachelor’s degree. This was one of those books that I actually enjoyed reading for class!

About War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

The following description of the book comes from Better World Books:


As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans.

Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: “It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living.”

Drawing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front lines but entire societies–corrupting politics, destroying culture, and perverting basic human desires.

Mixing hard-nosed realism with profound moral and philosophical insight, War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning is a work of terrible power and redemptive clarity whose truths have never been more necessary.


I enjoyed reading this book because it wasn’t really a textbook. It was a real book, it felt authentic and full of deep meaning and feelings. The author appears to not carry a belief of sugarcoating. I loved this because I felt like I really got to understand his thought processes as I read the book. It is perfect for those of you wanting to learn or understand more about war.

Chris Hedges | Get War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning Now!

Do You Have a Book Written by an Author With the Same Initials as You?

No, can you believe. My current initials are A.M. and I thought they were common enough initials that I would find a book amidst my ginormous book pile with at least one author that has my initials.

Do You Have a Book of Short Stories?

No I do not, but I enjoy short stories. I own a few short stories (like The Invisible Nurse) but no collection of short stories in one book. I would like to own one or two though because then I could pick up those books when I just want something quick to read.

Do You Have a Book That is Between 500-510 Pages Long?

You aren’t going to believe me but I check the last page of every one of my books. There is not one book that is between 500-510 pages long. I have books under 500 pages, and books with more than 510 pages. No in between. I feel like goldilocks except I haven’t found the book that is “just right”.

Do You Have a Book That Was Turned into a Movie?

DEAD MAN WALKING.

Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean is a book that was turned into a movie. In fact, the movie has an actress in it that I really like, but I haven’t seen the movie yet.

About Dead Man Walking

The following description of the book comes from Goodreads:


In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying.

She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love.

On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera, and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it.


It sounds so intense and I’m very tempted to watch the movie since I won’t be able to read the book for a while. Although, I don’t really like watching movies/shows based on books if I haven’t read the book yet. Sometimes I break this rule accidentally though.

One example is the Outlander show, I watched it by chance on Netflix, fell in love, and then found out there were books too. Naturally, I have fallen even more in love. So, who knows, maybe I will give the movie version of Dead Man Walking a try before I get to read the book.

Sister Helen Prejean | Get Dead Man Walking Now!

Do You Have a Graphic Novel?

No, and to be honest, I am not a big fan of graphic novels. Are you? Maybe you have a suggestion that would change my mind!

Do You Have a Book Written by Two or More Authors?

a library of literary criticism-do i have that book tag

Do textbooks count? If they do then I have several sitting on my bookshelves dedicated to textbooks. One day I will go through them all but right now I still think I need them. If we aren’t going to count textbooks then I will still say yes, but the count is much smaller.

One such book is called A Library Of Literary Criticism (Volume III Q-Z) by Ruth Temple and Martin Tucker. I found the book at a thrift store (they were having a sale of books being 10 cents or less) and I just thought that it was such a cool book to have. It has literary works that go as far back as 1791. I’m a nerd, so that is cool to me.

The following description of the book comes from Amazon:


The reader will find in the following pages information of two sorts, about authors and about criticism. For each of the authors included, excerpts from criticism have been chosen to describe his qualities, define his status, indicate, if he is well-known, something of his life and personality, and specify, if he is notable otherwise than as an author, his other pursuits. Moreover, since literary reputations is not fixed but fluctuating, our excerpts have been selected and are arranged in chronological order, to show the rise and sometimes fall of fame or favor.


This might be sound boring to you but it is intriguing to me. I don’t really have a good reason as to why. Still, I will one day have Volumes one and two so that it is a set.

Ruth Temple | Martin Tucker | Get A Library Of Literary Criticism Now!

Let’s Talk About It!

What I liked a lot about this book tag was that I made discoveries not only about the books I own but about myself too. Once I finished answering all the questions, I realized that I need more books. This amazing quest has now been given to me to find books that answer the questions that I had to say no to.

I also discovered that my memory is chock full of unnecessary information. I could tell you how I got all the books listed above. Who remembers stuff like that? I didn’t even know I could until this do I have that book tag came along.

I’d love to hear your answers to the questions. Pick one of the questions above and let me know your answers in the comments below. I love discovering new books so comment away!

With love,

Alexis M.

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