Thanks so much Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me for this fun tag! Please, Please, Please (!), check out her blog, it’s amazing!
- 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).
Goodreads couldn’t have chosen books any older…
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.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks – Yeah, replacing the cheese and sap would’ve made this book so much better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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