The This Is My Genre Tell Me Yours Book Tag | Random

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Tis’ the season to post every single day, starting – NOW!

This wonderful tag was created by the big bad (you know where I’m going with this) Drew@ TheTattoedBookGeek. Huge thank you to the the orang-utan librarian and icebreaker694 for tagging me; also, don’t forget to check out their answers because they’re great!

The Rules:

  • Credit my bad bad self Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic and link back to my blog.
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want.
    No long list, simple really!

 

What’s your favorite genre?

Movie-books. I know this answer is totally a cheat answer and I should be disqualified, but I don’t necessarily have a favorite genre. Therefore, I decided to be unorthodox and just throw this genre (non-genre) out there because it’s a combination of a vast amount of genres. However, some might not consider it a genre…

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Who’s your favorite author from the genre?

Um, I don’t think this question has a fair answer because of my chosen genre. But for the sake of answering I’m going to choose:

My selection of these two authors is based solely on how wonderfully their storied adapted to the big screen.

 

What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I enjoy being a vagabond regarding book genres. Movie-books give me that freedom, while also allowing me to compare them to the movies – it’s fun. But I must reiterate, I don’t sojourn with any particular genre, which is even true for this one.

What’s the book that started your love for your favorite genre?

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The first movie-book book I read was Jumper by Steven Gould. I remember loving the movie (yes, I know) and later learning it was based off the novel Jumper. With this information stored away, I went out and bought the book. Read it. And my first observation was, “The fuck am I reading! None of this happened in the movie!” But then I completed it and came to the realization that I enjoyed both the movie and the book equally, although they were immensely different. It was then that I concluded to seek out movies turned into books more often, until it just became a thing.

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

Therein lies the beauty of the movie-book genre (or non-genre) because there’s not such thing as the right or wrong book! Whatever movies or tv shows you enjoy are most likely adapted from books, so you can take those and explore that on the page. My only suggestion would be to pick a movie you enjoy immensely to read.

 

Why do you read?

Escapism was my original motive, but as I’ve matured, so has my understanding of the reasons. I’ve come to realize my pleasure of reading is purely the enjoyment of imagination and exploration. I cannot go to Mars, but with The Martian I can experience  living there, surviving is an adventure, a discovery, a challenge that mere mortals could never ascend to. That’s why I read, not to escape – although at times that is my motive – but to explore and capture a moment in time that I’d most likely never explore otherwise.

 

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I tag:

Alex

Rachel

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The Snack Food Book Tag

My thanks go to the orang-utan librarian for tagging me in this cool tag sometime last decade, century, millennium? One of those. Check out her blog – it’s amazing!

Chocolate covered Pretzels- a book couple you never thought would work/get together 

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Umm, I really don’t know. I still don’t think they’ll work, but whatever (my review).

 

 

 

 

  1. pringlesPrungles (see what I did there? The names trademarked so I couldn’t use it) – an addictive book you can’t get enough of.

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This question is impossible to answer, but for the sake of answering, I’ll go with The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

 

 

 

trail-mixTrail mix- a book with a variety of characters

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I have to be a thief and steal the orang-utan librarians answer. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin is a melting pot of character varieties. If you can’t find someone in his novel to relate to then…good luck with life.

 

 

  1. fruit bowlsFruit bowls- An unpredictable character 

 

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This choice is self-explanatory. Adelina of The Young Elites by Marie Lu is obviously unpredictable and a bit bonkers, but I love her character.

 

 

 

 

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I’m usually quite predictable (unlike Adelina, hehe) when it comes to this answer – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – but I’m gonna switch it up and say Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. For me, it’s the black equivalent to Jane Eyre anyway. (my review – it’s super old, though)

 

 

 

popcornPopcorn- A character you can’t help but like

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I’m gonna keep this simple – Mark Watney on The Martian by Andy Weir (my review)

 

 

 

 

I’m not going to tag anyone because this is super old, but if you’d like to complete this, knock yourself out! I’d love to check it out too, so leave a comment linking to yours.

4 FACT SURVEY

This tag was fun! Thank you the orang-utan librarian for tagging me! Let’s go:

 

FOUR NAMES PEOPLE CALL ME OTHER THAN MY REAL NAME:

I don’t really like nicknames but here…

Co

Pumpkies (only my aunt calls me that. Still. At 19.)

Nope

Nada

FOUR JOBS I’VE HAD:

Nothing lavish.

Dog Sitter

Cleaner (It’s a relative’s company – boring)

Marketing Writer

Assistant

FOUR MOVIES I’VE WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE:

There’s so many answers to this, but I’m just gonna provide my most recent ones.

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Road House (haha, this movie is so wonderfully terrible)

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

The year’s closer to being over than not and I’ve accomplished diddly squat. That’s not entirely true, but I feel like time is speeding up much too fast, so this tag actually allowed me to reflect on the beginning of the year! Thank you orang-utan librarian and icebreaker694 for tagging me! Check out their blogs if you like reading entertaining stuff. Let’s go:

Best Book You’ve Read Yet in 2016

This wasn’t a conclusion I came to lightly. There was a large amount of math and science involved that allowed for these two novels to win, blah blah blah. Okay, so that’s obviously false, but I did think about it for awhile before making this decision.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2016

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I haven’t read many sequels this year, so I guess  Saga Vol. 2

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

There’s so many but these two will do.

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The Diverse Books Tag

I wasn’t actually tagged for this, but I saw it on and thought it was a great idea. So, here we go!

RULES

The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read. If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one. A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.

THE QUESTIONS.

1. Find a book starring a lesbian character.

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I’ve never read this but it was on my TBR.

2. Find a book with a Muslim protagonist.

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Really excited to give this graphic novel a-go.

3. Find a book set in Latin America.

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Set in Colombia – already on TBR.

4. Find a book about a person with a disability.

Wheel of Steel isn’t technically about Jason only, but he has cerebral palsy.
Dark Lover has a has someone blind in it (I believe)

5. Find a science-fiction or fantasy book with a POC (person of colour) protagonist.

Ah, I love POC in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

6. Find a book set in/about any country in Africa.

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The story is set in Botswana –  also a fantasy starring a Black female. Very fun book featuring African Mythology.

7. Find a book written by an Indigenous or Native author.

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An Amazing man.

8. Find a book set in South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc).

Life of Pi set on the Pacific Ocean but he’s from India
The Kite Runner is set in Afghanistan

9. Find a book with a biracial protagonist.

Flirting With Chaos = black + white

Everything, Everything = black + Asian

The book above, Entwined, also features a biracial female.

10. Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues.

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I figured it was a book once I saw the previews.

I tag:

thepaperbackcollective

Olivia @libroliv

Trust in the Words

 theorangutanlibrarian

Zezee @zezeewithbooks

Rip It Or Ship It

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Thank you the orang-utan librarian for tagging me in this fun tag – it was ages ago!  For this tag  you need to put characters names into a jar (or whatever) and pick two out at random. After that you decide if you rip them or ship them. Here goes nothing!

Bilbo Baggins + Sookie Stackhouse =

Hehe, can you imagine Sookie living in Middle Earth with Bilbo!? I surely can’t – she’s much to daft to enjoy the lovely company of Bilbo Baggins. RIP IT!

Bella Swan + Ethan Wate =

This was tricky. They’re both awful characters, but they’re also really similar to each other. Bella’s pining for Edward, Ethan for Lena, and they’re both in physical danger for their love. At first I was like, too similar, but then I figured if they can both be weak together and for one another it might work. I’m thinking since they’re both betas they need alphas but who knows; let’s give it a go. SHIP IT!

Pat Peoples + Katherine =

Mhmm, this is a proper match. Katherine is a no nonsense character (well, for most of the book) that needs a guy that’s not gonna scare off easily. Lucky for her, Pat is absolutely bonkers, so he’s not gonna be scared of her temper or wicked tongue. Pat also needs someone not afraid of his crazy and that will tell him off every once in a while – Kat’s just the girl because she’s a bit crazy too. SHIP IT!

Mr. Rochester + Angel Crawford =

This one is hysterical! Angel’s a modern-day, American, white trash, zombie. Mr. Rochester is an Englishman, from the Victorian era, and has status and money – he’s also not dead. Hmm, although this might seem like the most opposite couple in the world, I’m gonna SHIP IT! Angel is just looking for someone to tell her she’s worth it and special, however, she doesn’t take shit from anyone. Mr. Rochester needs that vulnerability but also that strength. SHIP IT!

Jasper Dent + Jane Eyre =

How ironic that I’d get Jane right after Mr. Rochester, but the verdict isn’t the same. Jane brings everything to the table, yet she has her own baggage, whereas Jasper just doesn’t add any life to the relationship. This just wouldn’t work. RIP IT!

Greg Gaines + Selene Vanreem =

Greg is too douchey for Selene, plus he’s a superficial crybaby that would give up much too easily. RIP IT!

Jay Gatsby + Macbeth =

This is such an odd match that I really pondered it. Macbeth started out relatively normal until he morphed into psycho status. Gatsby’s the life of the party but nobody knows the true him, he doesn’t even know. They’re both lost and easily manipulated because they want what they’ve been told or seen in life. Two people as fudged up as these two could either build together or crumble together, it’s hard to say. SHIP IT!

Mark Watney + Katniss =

I had to steal Mark Watney from the Orag-utan Librarian – I’m currently reading The Martian. She’s overly serious, he’s too silly. They’re both resourceful and natural leaders. She could use a laugh and he could use some serious. I like this match. SHIP IT!

Thomas + David Rice =

Davy’s fun, Thomas is boring. Can’t see this working, mainly because I don’t know who Thomas is (going by the book not the movie). RIP IT!

Arthur Dent + Percy Jackson =

Another awkward pairing with these two. Thinking they’d both annoy the shit outta each other, plus it’s creepy. RIP IT!

DJ + Jack Carson =

Jack Carson would murder little DJ’s heart. If we’re talking about DJ in book 3 then that might stand a chance, but overall this wouldn’t work. RIP IT!

John Carter + Elizabeth Bennett =

Elizabeth Bennet isn’t a very docile lass and she doesn’t take well to pompous, egotistical males…so this match would not work. The majority of A Princess of Mars is John Carter telling the reader how heroic he is and how cowardice isn’t in his genetic make up blah blah blah. Nah, RIP IT!

 

Well, that was fun. Since I was tagged for this ages ago I’m not gonna tag anyone, but if you’d like to do it link back to me so I can read it 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this

THE BFF BOOK TAG

Thank you to the amazing, the orang-utan librarian  for tagging me on this!

SETTING THE EXAMPLE: A PAIR/GROUP OF BOOK BFFS THAT YOU LOVE?

To be honest my answer is the group of BFF’s on Grimm and Sherlock and Watson, but I think I use them too much – not Grimm, Sherlock. So, I decided to go with Beckit and Tameka in the Tè-Trad Tale Trilogy (say that fast three times).

CHILDHOOD BESTIE: WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO GROW UP WITH?

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Davy Rice – he and I could have some fun! He can literally teleport, I’d just be like “F*uck you, Delta!”(Haha, just kidding…because I can’t teleport…so I need you)

Marcus is a Zulu wizard hacker….need I say more?

FRENEMY: WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD BRING OUT YOUR COMPETITIVE SIDE?

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)

Let me explain. Jasper Dent, while likable, is kind of a douche. He believes himself to be more intelligent than the world and his genius so compromising. I have to words for you Jasper: Bring It!

FASHION GURU: WHO WOULD BE THE BESTIE WHOSE CLOSET YOU’D WANT TO RAID OR YOU WOULD WANT TO GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE WITH?

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Mainly because Alana is so badass.

THE BAD INFLUENCE: WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO COMMIT A SMALL ACT OF REBELLION WITH? (GO SKINNY DIPPING, SNEAK INTO A MOVIE ETC.)

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Alana

BLOOD BROTHERS: WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO BE YOUR SURROGATE BIG BROTHER/SISTER (YOU CAN DO BOTH IF YOU WANT)?

If I can’t have him for myself, Zeus.

Percy

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MOTHER HEN: WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO BE BY YOUR SIDE WHEN YOU’RE HAVING A BAD DAY TO CHEER YOU UP?

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This guy’s hilarious, but his words won’t be wasted.

THE COUNSELLOR: WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU GO TO FOR RELATIONSHIP ADVICE OR CONFIDE A SECRET TO?

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Cinder or Iko would be good choices.

MORE THAN FRIENDS: WHO WOULD BE YOUR BOOK BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND (IF YOU LIKE BOTH GENDERS YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE OF EACH BUT ONLY ONE CHOICE!!)

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Hopefully this isn’t incest-y since I just said I’d take him as a brother. But Zeus is like the shiitake.This answer could change tomorrow, though.

Back to the Future Tag

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the orang-utan librarian tagged me on this like, hmmmmm….last century? That’s sounds about. Well, thank you so much to her for tagging me – check out her post.  I LOVE Back to the Future and am so happy I was able to do it, finally.

Name a movie/book/show that makes you want to go back in time when you were younger and enjoy it all over again!

To be honest when I was a child I liked childish things, nothing I’d like to repeat even with my childish mind. The only thing I still watch as a semi-adult that I’d like to re-watch in all it’s glory would be….I really don’t know!

Book would be Jane Eyre

What’s your favorite sci-fi and or fantasy book/show/movie?

I watch so much fantasy and sci-fi and have so many favorites that I can’t possibly choose that. Book would probably be The Hobbit.

Harry Potter would be number two as of now. I should probably read more Science Fiction.

What’s a moment in a book that takes place in the past or future that you’d like to visit?

Future is really hard since the majority of the futuristic novels I read are dystopian’s – no one wants to go there.

Past is hard too because I’m black and….well we know history (at least American) lol. But I’m thinking that I’d love to do a Doctor Who and go to a Shakespearean play than going back to an actual moment in the past – except maybe the Harlem Renaissance.

Wonderful time for music, literature, food, and just a happening time to be alive.

What’s a fictional store, cafe, etc. in a book/show/movie you’d like to visit?

It seems like all of Harry Potter should be mentioned here. I’d also like to visit Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop

Name an automobile or way of travel in a book/show/movie that you’d like to take for a ride. What book/show/movie is it from?

I know it’s unconventional, but I’d love to travel by dragon. Jumper would be cool, too.Along with the DeLorean of course!

 

Favorite fictional scientist?

Haha, that’s so sneaky.

Dr. Emmett Brown of course!

I’m forced to mention these too, though:

Dr. Kreiger (Archer)
The Doctor (Doctor Who – He’s kind of a scientist)
Barry Allen (The Flash)

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I’m not gonna tag anyone, but if you’d like to do it, please tag me so I can read your answers!

 

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 😀

 

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 🙂