Guuuuuys, I haven’t done a book tag in a while, so I decided to give this one a try. J from J. Bookish did this in her week-long super fun Book Tag event thingy….aaaaand I wasn’t “officially” tagged, but I tweeted at her about it and she told me that I was, so I am, okay? Because I have a deep love for this movie. Even though I’ve only seen it once (it’s on my Christmas wishlist *crossing fingers*). It’s just cute and wonderful and meaningful and Amy Poehler and Pixar and just overall, it’s a dang good movie.
So go check out J’s post and then, of course, read mine as well. And then if you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you even still doing here?
A Book That Brings You Joy
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’ve read this book more times than I remember, but I know the first time was probably in seventh grade. And it’s been a favorite ever since. So we’re going on a eight-year-long love affair here, people. I just love Austen’s writing style and the slow-burning romance and the book-loving and feisty character that is Elizabeth Bennet (who would also very much be my best friend if she, you know, existed). I just love this books and it makes me so happy to open its pages and experience their journey once again.
A Book That Scares You
The Shining by Stephen King
I’m going to be honest here. I haven’t read that many scary books in my lifetime.
Sometimes I read books that are supposed to be scary, but don’t really cause me to feel, you know, scared. I don’t know what it is, but I have a hard time being scared by books. Movies, on the other hand, can scare the crap out of me (but I still love it?). BUT anyway, I read The Shining sometime in high school and I just remember having to put down the book and stop for a while because it was freaking me the heck out. And honestly I don’t even remember that much, but I still remember being quite scared. Hats off to you, Mr. King.
A Book That Makes You Angry
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
UGH. This book. So I read Divergent my freshman year of college (so about two years ago) and I actually really enjoyed the first one. I find dystopian novels pretty fun and interesting to read about and this one was no exception. Continuing on with the series, though, I started to notice the abundance of plot holes and annoying characteristics of the characters in Insurgent and I was a little turned off from the series but was still going to continue. And then Allegiant happened. Oh my gosh, this book is a train wreck. It literally has nothing to do with the other books. Nothing came together at the end. It was predictable due to a formatting and perspective choice. Bah. I could literally write an essay about everything that I hate about this book and why it ruined any credibility the series had. JDISAODJSAIDJSOJDAIDSAO. Okay, I’m done.
A Book That Makes You Sad
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
This is the first book that I specifically remember crying in it. At this point in my life, I was old enough to be anxiously waiting for the next Harry Potter book release (oh my gosh, those were the days, huh?) and then reading it all straight in like a day. And this one broke me. It’s tragic, but also perfect and it’s the way it had to be because Rowling is a genius and knows all. But I definitely cried when I was a little ten-year-old girl reading this
and I still cry today.
A Book That Disgusts You
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Baaaaah baaah black sheep. I hated this book, but people love it. I actually gave it two stars when I first reviewed it, but I think my dislike for it has just fermented and I really don’t think I would deign it that second if I rated it today. It was just over-flowerly, weirdly and confusingly figurative, and just annoying. The main character didn’t seem real because she was always speaking like she was writing poetry. People. Do. Not. Think. Like. That. And there were random fairy-tale stories interspersed throughout the chapters, supposedly written by the main character…but she never once talked about being a writer. So honestly they were just there to make the plot seem so much more, I don’t know, deep? Bah. I don’t like it. You can read my review here, which is way less snarky than it could (and perhaps should) be.
Ahh, that was fun because each of these books are so, so different from each other. Now, let’s get to tagging…*cracks knuckles.* Actually, no, I don’t do that because it grosses me out. *starts looking really determined*:
Sarah from Kerosene Lit
Mariam from Flying Through Fiction
Brittany from Brittany’s Book Rambles
Paige from The Paige Turner Blog
And YOU, Kind Citizen!