So today I am converting my first ever book tag that I ever did ever. Did I use the word ‘ever’ enough? I think I did. Ever overload. Okay, let’s not get off topic here. Since I don’t want to re-do all the tags I did before, I’m just going to be posting those posts that I did on my Weebly blog here, with the same answers and stuff.
Also, before I forget, I have 20 followers on this blog! That may not seem like much, but I’ve only been posting on this WordPress blog for about a week or two, and more than have of you followers out there appeared from nowhere. If I’m not following your blog, or we didn’t chat somewhere about books, I would love to know how you came upon my blog, and why you chose to follow it. I’m always curious about how people find me online whether it’s through comments on other posts, Goodreads, or just randomly stumbling upon my blog somewhere. Now, let’s get to the action before I start rambling even more…
Okay, so I have never done a book tag before, so I apologize in advance if I don’t do it properly. I wasn’t tagged, but the wonderful Jill at Rant and Rave About Books, where I saw it, said I didn’t have to be tagged by somebody in order to do it, so here I am, doing my first tag. Plus I love coffee and books so this just fits together perfectly! Without further ado, let’s get started.
Black- A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
Before you get all crazy and defensive, I am not saying I don’t like this series. I just want to make that clear. I love The Lord of the Rings, even though I have only read The Hobbit and not even half of the first book. It’s just boring and you have to be really invested in in order to finish it. I just don’t think I was reading it at the right time, plus I was reading the edition I used to the left, and I am not a big fan of mass-market paperback editions. But, whatever, I enjoyed The Hobbit and I know I will enjoy the rest if I read it at the right time.
Peppermint Mocha- A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
So I haven’t read this book yet, but I do own it, in that edition right over there to the right. I know that it is Christmas-y because I read the first 20 pages or so, and then decided to stop. It’s not like I didn’t enjoy it, but it’s a very large book, and since it’s a classic, and I’m not much of a classics reader, it’s very intimidating. I told myself I would hold it off until this next Christmas.
Hot Chocolate- A favorite children’s book
I have awful memory when it comes to anything before middle school, but I do remember Junie B. Jones and her wonderful adventures. I was a Junie B. Jones fanatic. Now that I think about it, it’s a very odd name. Although I remember loving the books, I remember virtually nothing about what happened in them, other than Junie B. Jones getting into trouble and stuff.
Double Shot of Espresso- A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
This book was intense from the very first page when our protagonist Mark Watney told us that he was stranded on Mars alone, with nobody looking for him, because they thought he was dead. I was gripped tight by this story and was not let go until the period at the end of the book. That is how invested I was.
Starbucks- A book you see everywhere
I don’t see what the big deal about this book is, but I see it everywhere on BookTube and Goodreads and Barnes and Noble, and practically everywhere else you’d expect to find a book. I know it’s some sort of contemporary romance, and it’s part of a trilogy, where each book focuses on a different girl, but that’s about all I know.
That Hipster Coffee Shop- A book by an indie author
So I have never read a book by an indie author (or at least I don’t think I have), so I just looked it up on Goodreads and this was the first thing that popped up in the YA category. I looked through the reviews, though, and saw nothing but great things about this book. I may check it out some time. Plus there are 10 books in this series (I know right!)
Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf- A book you were expecting more from
I was actually expecting more from this entire series (I still have the last book to read by the way). I like the writing in this book a lot, but the characters and world feels flat. I saw such great potential, but there wasn’t much of a plot, and for such a thick book, nothing interesting happened. Overall, I enjoy reading it, but when I look back on the story and the book as a whole, I frown.
The Perfect Blend- A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
I have a special bond with this book. I got it as a gift from my sister after mentioning it so much. I was mainly drawn in because I knew they made a movie with Emma Watson in it, plus there was a lot of hype. It lived up to the hype and tore my heart out repeatedly in the process. It’s not all tears, though, there were sweet parts, because ultimately, Charlie is the sweetest protagonist out there. He just wants to he happy and he just wants the ones he loves to be happy. This is the one singular book I have read where I felt like it could not be expanded any more than it already was, because a the end of the day, it was pretty darn satisfying.
Green Tea- A book or series that is quietly beautiful
This is one of the lesser-known classic novels out there. It’s under the radar and, let me just say, underrated. I had to read this for school (I got to pick between a list of books), and I don’t know why, but I picked this one. I had never heard of it before, but it sounded interesting enough. This book chronicles the coming-of-age of Francie Nolan, a girl who lives in Brooklyn, New York in near-poverty during the early 1900s. She loves to read and is one of my favorite protagonists.
Chai Tea- A book or series that makes you dream of far-off places
The only reason I didn’t put Harry Potter is because I am trying not to add Harry Potter to all of my lists. So, my next fantasy world that I would have to pick is Westeros from A Song of Ice and Fire series. I have only made it through the first two books (which is a very large accomplishment, pun intended), but I already love the world. Even though it is cruel and corrupted, I still can’t help but love it (and I want a direwolf right now).
Earl Grey- A Favorite Classic
Like I said twice already, I don’t read many classics. When I said that, I meant it. I have read maybe five classics in my entire life, so I didn’t have much to choose from. In the end, after a bit of research to make sure it was considered a classic, I chose The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I love this book and I love the movie. I may just read the book and watch the movie again just so that I can write a compare-and-contrast review on it. Or maybe not, cause although the movie is fantastic (one of the best book-to-screen adaptations I’ve seen), the acting is quite horrendous.
So that’s my list. I guess I will tag a few bloggers. Not sure how, but I’m going to try. I tag Celine from Celinereads and I also tag (this isn’t a book blogger, but she has a channel on YouTube) Lainey from Gingerreadslainey. I enjoyed this, I hope you two do as well!
Okie dokie so that was my old post. Let me know what your answers would be, and if you decide to do this tag, let me know so I can check it out!
The Book Prophet
(P.S. I really need to come up with better ways to end a post… any ideas?)