Skyrim Book Tag

Another tag I’m seriously late for. Thank you Zezee @ Zezee with Books for tagging me in this awesome tag. Like Zezee, I didn’t know what Skyrim was but it looks pretty damn interesting from this picture:

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Let’s begin:

Fus Ro Dah – A book that blew you away.

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My brain isn’t really working so I chose this. Not that it didn’t blow me away but….yeah.

Dovahkiin – Favorite “chosen one” story.

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I actually liked Beckit better in book one (Armored) but this will suffice.

Thu’um – A book that got a verbal reaction out of you (good or bad).

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Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freaking funny!

Arrow to the Knee – A book or series that started out well but ended up being disappointing.

I have to mention Beautiful Creatures series and Ruby Red Series, as always.

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I always mention the first two but I wanted to switch it up a bit with this one. A Heart Not Easily Broken is a multicultural-rock star romance novel. I loved the first 70% of the book but something happened at this point that had me questing the WHOLE book. It wasn’t very hero-like.

Shadowmere – Favorite literary/fictional animal or pet.

Clive from Wallbanger; that cat is hilarious!

Alduin – Most frightening literary/fictional animal.

I would say spirits but those aren’t animals, so I’ll go with the Kraken or mermaids. The Kraken I don’t need to explain, but maybe I should give some explanation on mermaids. Okay, I’m terrified of mermaids. They’re some seriously creepy creatures. Living in the deep parts of the oceans means they’d be pale, if not white, and scaly with gills and sharp razor teeth – monsters would be a good word to describe them. Harry Potter mermaids were spot on for me.

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Although there is evidence that mermaids exist, I’m still putting it on here.

I’m pretty much scared of all deep sea creatures.

Companions Guild – Best literary friendship.

Sherlock & Watson. This might be really obvious but I couldn’t resist.

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Dark Brotherhood – The darkest story you’ve ever read.

I don’t read many dark books…probably The Lottery by Shirley Jackson or The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe – that man was truly loopy.

Thieves Guild – Favorite morally ambiguous character.

Mr. Smee (Peter Pan), Walter White (Breaking Bad), Deadpool (Deadpool), The Godfather (The Godfather), Tae – Sik Cha and Ramrowan (The Man From Nowhere)

I know you said one but, dammit I love moral ambiguity. OMG how could I forget John Wick!! I don’t feel like doing the picture over, but YES him too. Oooooh, and Loki 😀

Wuld Nah Kest (whirlwind sprint) – Your fastest read.

I don’t remember….maybe Animal Farm…I read a lot of ebooks quickly….so I don’t know.

Tiid Klo Ul (slow time) – Your slowest read.

This would be a tie between Insurgent & Sons and Lovers. They were both very taxing.

Tamriel – Favorite fictional world.

Middle Earth – hands down. Yeah, it’s full of danger and creepy creatures and war, but:

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Bonus Question:
“Sworn to Carry Your Burdens” – The heaviest book you own.

I have about four books that are equal in heft:

  • The Complete Poems of D.H. Lawerence
  • Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • War & Peace
  • The Complete Chronicles of Amber

 

I tag:

Orang – Utang Librarian

Ebony Monae

Brown Books & Green Tea

icebreaker694

Hey Ashers!

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and anyone else who’d be interested in participating, go wild! Link me though so I can read your answers 😀

 

TV Tuesday Meme

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‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these four:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie that prompted you to read a book?
  • A movie you thought was a book
  • Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

 

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I’d actually never heard of Douglas Adams or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy until I happened across this movie. Best decision ever!

Stardust [Movie]

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Admitting I didn’t get into Charlie Cox until after Daredevil seems wrong, but it’s true and I did really enjoy this movie. Based on the book Stardust by Neil Gaiman, it’s surrounding a hopelessly crossed in love, a boy of half-fairy parentage leaves his mundane Victorian-English village on a quest for a fallen star in the magical realm. The star proves to be an attractive woman with a hot temper, who plunges with our hero into adventures featuring witches, the lion and the unicorn, plotting elf-lords, ships that sail the sky, magical transformations, curses whose effects rebound, binding conditions with hidden loopholes and all the rest. Check out the trailer below:

 

Burn Rewrite Reread

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Thanks so much Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me for this fun tag! Please, Please, Please (!), check out her blog, it’s amazing!

Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf- or you can just make my mistake, waste time writing loads of titles on bits of paper and pick them at random).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or 9 in my case, cos I didn’t read the rules before starting).

Round 1

Goodreads couldn’t have chosen books any older…

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Bounce by Natasha Friend – I read this book a minimum of 5 years ago, so I don’t really remember much about it except it being a waste of time.

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – Yeah, replacing the cheese and sap would’ve made this book so much better.

Reread

London Calling by Edward Bloor – I don’t know if I’d necessarily reread this but it was better than the two other options. Having read this book a minimum of 6 years ago, I don’t know if my reaction to this book would be the same as 12 year old Codie, but I can say it was my intro to Time Travel and Historical Fiction.

WTF…?

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Sixteen Going on Undead by Yvette Ford – Do editors not exist, or 9th grade English class? Do Plots not matter? Character development? Storyline? Overall common sense? It’d appear from reading this book that the world went off its axis for a few moments because I was baffled by this ludicrous creation.

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Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope – This book had so(ooooooo) much potential that was waiting to explode from the page. Historical fiction/fantasy/alternate history, funky fusion – ahhh it could’ve been AMAZING.

Reread

Me, Penelope by Lisa Clough – Here’s the thing, I wouldn’t actually reread this, but I wouldn’t rewrite it (it wasn’t about anything), yet I wouldn’t burn it over the other book. This leaves me in an awkward position…I guess reread.

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld – This is mainly due the sequal, Pretties. I didn’t hate Uglies – I actually enjoyed it – but it wasn’t amazing and Pretties was such a disappointment I didn’t see the point in rewriting it.

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Game by Barry Lyga – The decision to choose this to rewrite was difficult, but I didn’t like how predictable the book was. I figured out the surprise at the end in the beginning. Plus, there wasn’t enough Howie, Connie was being stupid 80% of the time, and the killers weren’t very clever. However, I did really like this book and think those tweaks would make it AMAZING (haha, that’s the second time I’ve done that).

Reread

Impossible by Nancy Werlin – I remember loving this book when I was younger. It was so dark and different from my usual fantasy that I fell in love. Not sure if I’d feel the same way now, though.

 

I’m positive Goodreads hates me. All of the books, minus Game and Song of Blood & Stone, were read 5+ years previous.

I tag:

icebreaker694

Paper Dragon

Mud and Stars

If you’d like to be tagged just comment below 🙂

MIA MIA MIA!!

Let’s have a rather honest tête-à-tête (that’s not very fitting for a very public internet site but I love that word), shall we.

It’s undeniable – I’ve been MIA for weeks now, and for the lovely people who actually follow my blog and read my post I’m immeasurably sorry! My life’s been a whirlwind as of late, but that’s no excuse for not keeping in contact with you guys via, post, Instagram, comments, etc.

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Let me catch you up!

  1. School! – Ugh, sometimes I really hate higher education. It’s time consuming and awful, with a hint of annoying and a splash of overrated. I’ve been thinking about transferring to a different school for the upcoming semester and it’s nerve-wrecking.
  2. Family – My sisters heading back to Philly for a week. I can see your brain wracking with the question, “What does that have to do with you?” Well, my sister has five dogs and a cat who she’s graciously – without asking – decided that I’d be the perfect pet and house sitter. Love ya sis 😉
  3. Work – Freelancing is my thang. Not being a fan of bosses or set schedules, I’ve worked for myself and family since I was 16. Now at the ripe age of 18 my freelancing has expanded quite a bit. I have more clients now and it’s just very time consuming.
  4. House Hunting – My mums buying a house. We’ve been searching the Atlanta area forEVER and actually discovered this beautiful section that’s exactly what she’s looking for!
  5. Reading – My spare time is being filled by reading. Not any seriously heavy novels, but some trashy romance novels and other things that don’t take much brain power.
  6. Exercise – I attend the gym five days a week, at 7-9 A.M. EVERY day. I’m crying just thinking about it.
  7. Volunteer Work – I’ve been volunteering and although fun and rewarding, it’s very time consuming.

Whoa, I didn’t realize I had that much going on until I was typing. The good news is I’m going to commit to a minimum of one post per week – even if you’re not excited, I’m excited ;D I’ve missed you all!

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(too much?)