Hello once more, bibliophiles!
I’ll be honest: I saw Eve Messenger do The Ultimate Game of Thrones book tag on her blog (which you can check out here) and I was jealous! She didn’t tag me, but I decided to do it anyways because I am in serious LOVE with GoT! Sorry, Eve! I also have to give credit to Orang-utan Librarian for coming up with such a creative, awesome tag!
- Mention the creator, Orang-utan Librarian.
- Answer all the questions
- Tag people and keep it going!
“We do not sow”- A book you would not be willing to invest in
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I’m sorry, but I’ve never been able to get through even half of this novel, despite the several times I’ve tried! Feel free to try and change my mind if you feel strongly about this novel, but otherwise I will not invest any more time in it.
“Fire and blood”- A book that produced strong emotions in you
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This novel…I can’t. It was extremely emotional, as I’m sure many people have talked about. For me, there was an extra layer of emotion as I’ve been a caregiver myself and have seen some of the struggle up close and personal.
“Winter is coming”- Your favorite winter read
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I will never stop re-reading this series. And what better time to re-read it than in the cold of winter, curled up in my papasan chair, with a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Can we pause here for a sec? Does everyone know about papasan chairs? They are the most comfortable for reading! No tired neck. Check it out!
“Family. Duty. Honour.”- A book about strong family ties
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Haha, sorry, there’s a bit of a joke to be made here. I can’t remember when you find out about a certain family tie, so I’m not going to be anymore specific than that because I don’t want to be spoiler-y. But anyways, this book certainly meets the criteria of strong family ties, in more ways than one. An excellent read. I highly suggest!
“Growing strong”- A book you had low expectations of but that grew on you
The Selection by Kiera Cass
I had guarded expectations about this novel, given that its premise is so cheesy…basically The Bachelorette in a war-ridden country. BUT, I actually really enjoyed the original trilogy. I haven’t loved the last two novels as much though. Not the most stellar writing ever, but if you love YA romance, check this out!
“Ours is the fury”- A book that made you furious
Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything by Jane Hawking
This was an excellent read, so no fury towards the novel itself. It was more that I was angry at certain people that Jane Hawking had to deal with. In short, she had a lot to manage, in addition to setting her own desires aside, and yet she was the target of a lot of negativity, denial, and misplaced frustration. I really felt for her.
“Unbowed. Unbent.Unbroken.”- A book you have unwavering devotion to
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This novel, the beginning to The Lunar Chronicles, will forever hold a special place in my heart. This is one of my favorite series, right up there behind Harry Potter. Just thinking about it has me itching to re-read it!
“A Lannister always pays his debts”- A book you feel indebted to
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This book was my first real experience with Neil Gaiman, and for that reason alone I will be forever indebted to it. It certainly helps that this is one of my favorite reads of all time and it will always be one of the first that I recommend to anyone!
- Kelseylikesreading – The only other person who I know has infinite hype for Game of Thrones like me!
Until next time, bibliophiles….