Don’t mind me. I’m just entertaining myself here. I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time, but they are fun and I am in need of fun today, so I’ll include in this post all the ones I missed, which is a lot (yeahie! Something fun to do), and do this weekend’s topic as well. I’ll start with the most recent and work backwards.
This week’s topic:
A book with your least favorite trope
I choose Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas for this trope because I don’t like the love triangle in it and it seems that the story is built around the love triangle. I just do not like it. Love triangles annoy me because it never works out well and usually it starts because a character is majorly indecisive.
Last week’s topic:
Your favorite read from June
I have two and they are Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, which is the first book of hers I’ve read, and salt. by Nayyirah Waheed, a poetry collection. I hardly read poetry but I loved these.
June 24 topic:
A book about summer
The only book I could think of is The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares. I read it earlier this year and it was such fun. It’s about summer and is perfect for reading in the summer. I don’t own the book, though. I rented it from the library.
June 17 topic:
Favorite bookish father
I’m assuming this means a father who loves books as much as I do 😀 so for this I’ll go with Myles of Olau from The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce. I would explain more, but I don’t want to spoil the series for those who haven’t yet read it. It’s one of my favorite YA fantasy series and Alanna, the protagonist, is one of my favorite female characters.
June 10 topic:
That will be Moon Signs by Donna Cunningham. I downloaded an e-copy for free on Barnes & Noble. I think I read it once. Didn’t get much out of it.
June 3 topic:
A book about war or set during a war
For this, I chose the World War One British Poets poetry collection. I’ve only read a few of the poems. It was assigned reading for a college class but back then I had no appreciation or patience for poetry.
May 27 topic:
A book with a fantastic party
I had to select The Great Gatsby, of course. It’s well known for its awesome parties, after all.
May 20 topic:
A book that shocked you
I recently read Dan Simmons’s Song of Kali and wow! Those last chapters were shocking. The pacing allows the story to keep you in its grip.
May 13 topic:
The book with your favorite quote
My favorite quote:
“He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.”
I know that this quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche but I’ve never read, neither do I own, Beyond Good and Evil so I can’t verify if the quote is really from this book; but a lot of internet sources say it is. I’d like to read this book, though, and I wouldn’t mind owning it either. The cover is pretty.
May 6 topic:
A book with a green cover
Quidditch Through the Ages, one of the supplemental books to the Harry Potter series. Quidditch is the only sport I love though like all sports, I hardly understand it. But that’s okay. I’ve accepted the fact that it’s in my nature to not understand any sport.
April 29 topic:
Newest book from 2016
The newest book I have is The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp. This book came highly recommended from a variety of sources I found while searching for books on creativity. I’ve read a few pages and liked it so far.
April 22 topic:
A hardback missing its dust jacket
I don’t own many hardcover books so I think this is the only one I have that had a dust jacket but is missing it. This is Salt by Earl Lovelace, which I should have read by now in my life but haven’t. 😦
April 15 topic:
A book with a flower on the cover
I chose Olga Grushin’s Forty Rooms for this because the cover and spine are beautiful. The book was published in February of this year and I bought it after reading a few of its pages. I look forward to really reading it soon.
April 8 topic:
A story that takes place in the spring
I actually don’t have an answer for this one. I couldn’t think of anything, but I chose Sara Raasch’s Snow Like Ashes because it has a kingdom in its fantasy world called Spring and it’s always spring in that kingdom.
April 1 topic:
A parody or funny book
Hmm…this seems to be the only book I have listed as a parody in my database: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame Smith. I’m sure I have a few more. I certainly have some satires somewhere, I think.
March 25 topic:
A family you wish you could join
I wouldn’t mind crashing at Blue’s house for a while. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
March 18 topic:
Your book girlfriend
I don’t have one but if I had to choose, I’d go with Noire from A Love Noire by Erica Simone Turnipseed. I think we’d get along well.
March 11 topic:
Your book boyfriend
I choose Sawyer Silver from the Rat Queens comic book series written by Kurtis J. Wiebe. I like the illustrations of this character in the issues illustrated by Roc Upchurch. Sawyer is a good-looking guy.
March 4 topic:
You best fictional friend
Soledad by Angie Cruz. I think I could be great friends with Soledad. We have a lot in common, we just might get along.
February 26 topic:
A book you don’t want to read for risk of damaging it
That would be S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. Some people also call it Ship of Theseus. I want to read it, but I don’t want to rip that sticker that binds it. I don’t want to open it.