Well, hi! A tag today. Wasn’t tagged, but this seemed fun. This tag was created by Jamishleves, so go check out the original.
PS, for the ‘don’t want to read’ bits, I do want to read all of these, they’re either just so damned intimidating or the previous one in the series was ‘just ok’ or… any number of reasons. But my point is the title. I do want to read these, but there’s something blocking me mentally. Also, all the books mentioned I do own already, so while they’re being difficult in my head, they’re also taking up TBR space, the goons.
A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – As a self-proclaimed fantasy fan, it’s a bit weird that I haven’t attempted this series yet. It’s so scary though, thirteen books is a commitment! Maybe a buddy read would help me out here.
A book that’s really long
Jerusalem by Alan Moore – This is the author’s magnum opus according to him, and it’s over 1000 pages. And from what I heard, it’s one dense sonofabitch. But I do wanna read it. Eventually. Some day.
A book you’ve owned/had on your TBR for too long
War of the Flowers by Tad Williams – I think I bought this book when I was 18 years old. I’m thirty now, for reference. I do wanna read it – it’s survived countless purges. I just need to actually pick it up.
A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien – Again, ‘fantasy fan’, I feel like I should really read this at some point.
A book that intimidates you
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – Honestly anything outside my “normal” genres intimidate me, literary fiction in particular. And this is a chunker of a literary fiction. Soooo. I know it’s also fantasy-esque, so I’m hoping that helps.
A book you think might be slow
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson – Both of the previous books I’ve read by him I’ve liked, but both of them were a tad slow, so this one will likely also be.
A book you need to be in the right mood for
The Time Traveler’s Almanac by a slew of authors – Anyone who’s been on my blog for any amount of time knows that short stories aren’t my thing. Nothing against the authors or their stories, I just tend to not love them. This is a short story collection. Going into it, I really need to be in the right mood. Honestly it’s barely survived multiple purges now, and it might end up being canned before I do get to it. We’ll see!
A book you’re unsure if you will like
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout – This is a very recent purchase for me. I haven’t even hauled it yet. It’s about a 50-50 chance whether or not I’ll like it. It’s weird, I love the process of reading books like this, but don’t always end up liking the book itself. So even if I rate this a one star, I’ll probably still like the time spent on it? I don’t know how to explain it better. But it’s a chunker in its own right. The thing is a brick.
And that’s it!
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