Another tag, yay. I’m not reading fast enough to do reviews currently (boo finals), so tags it is. This tag was created by Katherine Barka on youtube. Again, was not tagged (I really need to start talking to people, man), but I’m doing it anyways :”D
1. Snow: It is beautiful when it first falls, but then it starts to melt. A book/book series that you loved at the beginning, but then, at the middle of it, you realized you don’t like it any longer.
For this one, I’m going to pick Twilight. Originally I thought it was pretty decent, probably 3 1/2 stars. As the books continued though, I liked it less and less. Breaking Dawn was one star for me. It felt like a fanfiction in my opinion (Don’t yell at me!) – everything that happened felt like Stephanie Meyer just went on a fan forum and picked ideas out from it. I don’t know. The quality I guess just dropped in that one. I couldn’t find the book believable (well, none of them are obviously, but this one is super non-believable.) So there’s that.
2. Slowflake: Something beautiful and always different. Choose a book that stands out, that is different from all the other books you’ve read
My pick for this doesn’t exactly have a unique plot persay, but the way it presents it is pretty unique. I really liked it! The book of course is Horrorstör. This book got a three star rating from me – meaning I liked it. Like I said, plot is slightly cookie cutter, but the book itself is entrancing. It’s presented like a catalogue to the store where the plot takes place. It was very hard to not flip ahead to see the increasingly interesting advertisements for products at the beginning of each chapter. So if you want a unique read, go for this one.
3. Snowman: It is always fun to make one with your family. Choose a book that a whole family could read.
I don’t think I can answer this question completely, unfortunately. My sister doesn’t read, aside from comics. My mother only reads fiction, my father only nonfiction. I kinda read a bit of all that. So I can’t really pick a book that would fall into the catagory of something they’d all read. -_- Lamesauce.
If we’re talking about families in general, Harry Potter. Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter.
4. Christmas: Choose a book that is full of happiness, that made you warm inside after reading it
For this one, I’m going to choose A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and this one I obviously read specifically around Christmas, so it doubles the warm fuzzies. :”D (also, the version of the film that Patrick Stewart plays Scrooge, go watch it. Patrick Stewaaaaart)
5. Santa Claus: He brings wonderful presents. Choose a book that you’d like to get for Christmas
I would really really REALLY like to get S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst. I actually asked for this one, so hopefully someone will be so kind as to pick it as a gift for me. I’ll hug them forever. If I get this one, I have a feeling it’ll replace my selection for the ‘Snowflake’ question, just because of its presentation.
6. Snow bowling: It can be painful to be hit by a snowball. Choose a book that hurt, that made you feel some strong emotion, like sadness, or anger.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It hit us all. That’s all I’m saying.
7. Sledding: We all loved it when we were younger. Choose a book that you loved when you were a child.
Already mentioned Harry Potter, so… Ella Enchanted! I read this book so many times, I could probably quote it. I love it and will read it to my future children. It’s a retelling of a fairy tail, has a good main character, is easy to read for kids, I just love it.
8. Frostbite: Choose a book that you were really disappointed in.
Hah, for this one I’m going to choose a nonfiction book. Last summer, I decided to teach myself programming and figured I’d start with Java. I bought Beginning Programming with Java for Dummies and was highly disappointed that while it explained concepts well enough, there was no practice opportunities! How am I supposed to learn to program if there isn’t any practice? I felt like I was reading an encyclopedia.
9. Reindeer: Something that is dear to us. Choose a book that is of great sentimental value to you.
Going with the Christmas theme, I’m going with Santa and Pete. I don’t remember where I got this from, probably my mother or grandmother. The reason it’s so special to me is because one Christmas when I was really little, my mother read this to me over the span of the week before Christmas, and I’ve tried to read it again in December every few years since then. I think I’d cry if I ever lost it.
Tada, tag number three done.