Hello, a tag today! I saw this tag on Anthony @KeepReadingForward‘s blog and thought it was neat. And hey, he created it too! So go check out his original. I don’t remember if I’ve ever done the original version of this tag or not – it’s been years if I have. But, as said, this one looked neato.
Rules are: Answers the questions, tag some friendos, link your tagger and the creator!
So here we go!
A Magical Character or Book.
Miryem from Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. In the beginning of the book, Miryem gets the reputation for turning silver into gold from her moneylending skills… and soon enough the rumor becomes true in the most literal sense.
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski. This book is eerie during the day. It’s about a house that’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, and it’s told through almost a found-footage kind of way. It’s unsettling, and only more so when it’s dark out.
A Book that Truly Shocked You.
My most recent read, The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins, did that. Multiple chapters ended with me going ‘what the efffff’. It was great.
A Dark, Evil Character.
I feel like I’m hard-pressed not to say ‘The Darkling’, so the Darkling, from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. He’s just so deliciously malicious, I love him.
A Character that Should Never Have Died.
Spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1: A Game of Thrones
Ned Stark. He was such a bean, and I was so sad when he was killed off. I feel like the books would be going very differently if he had survived.
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.
Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat. Man I could read that series forever.
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.
The Fool from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings overarching series. The Fool appears in multiple series within the overarching one, each time showing up a bit differently. But he’s such a precious little pudding pop and I adore him.
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.
A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa. This memoir is draining, man. It’s really good, really important, and really humbling… but it just killed me.
A Book that Still Haunts You.
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. The ending of this book, man. It just ripped my soul a bit. Every time I think about it I get sad. Ugh this is such a good book.
A Book that Really Scared You.
I don’t really get scared by books, fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you wanna look at it), so I have no answer for this one.
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.
Kvothe from Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicles, particularly in book two. Book one, he’s okay. Book two, he drives me insane. Gah, can’t stand the guy. Really like the world/plot/etc etc. But Kvothe? Barf. I wanna grab him and shout ‘STOP IT YOU WEENER’
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.
I mean, considering I already am preserving it, I’m picking this psychology manual I have that was published back in 1895. It’s in decent condition for how old it is, and seeing just the differences in ideologies and theories between then and now is fascinating.
A Cover too Scary to Look At.
Again, books don’t really do much to my ‘fraidy cat’ psyche. Sorry friendos.
The Monster Mash
It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
Tag Your Friends!
I am tagging people today!
And you! PEER PRESSURE DO IT.