Long before Pokémon Go became all the rage and people started walking around even more glued to their phones and heedless of their surroundings, I discovered this Pokémon book tag on Michelle’s blog, the Writing Hufflepuff.
I enjoyed watching the Pokémon TV show and playing the games when I was younger. Last year when I couldn’t decide what to watch on Netflix while cooking, I decided to rewatch a couple of the old Pokémon episodes, which was fun and surprising because I’d forgotten much. These days, everyone’s playing Pokémon Go… except me. I’m already hooked on Sims Freeplay. I refuse to get hooked on another game, so I’ll hop in on the Pokémon fun by doing book tags instead. This will be the first of three (yea, I have time to kill). 😀
Your starter Pokémon — The first book you started your journey as a reader with.
I’m going to mix this up and go with the book that got me interested in high fantasy and I believe the book that sparked that interest was Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I’ve always enjoyed reading fantasy novels, but until the end of college, I stuck only to middle-grade and young-adult fantasy novels. After reading Eragon, I began seeking out more epic, high fantasy novels.
Gotta catch ’em all! – Five books you really need to ‘catch’ right now.
Well, at the moment there aren’t any books that I really, really want to get, but here are 5 illustrated books/graphic novels/comics I own that I really, really want to read soon.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
The Giant Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins
Journey by Aaron Becker
The Templeton Twins Make a Scene by Ellis Weiner
A legendary Pokémon appeared! – A special edition/signed copy you own.
The Girls by Emma Cline
It was my pick for the Book of the Month Club and it seems like a special edition to me because it has the BOTM stamp on both the dust jacket and the cover of the book, and there is no price printed on the dust jacket.
Magikarp has evolved in Gyarados! – A book that started out weak but turned out to be really good.
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I liked the prologue of the book, but the first couple chapters bored me so I gave up on my first try. I’m glad I returned to it later. I enjoyed the story and considered continuing with the series; but as time passed, my interest waned.
Jigglypuff uses Sing! – A book that made you fall asleep.
Jigglypuff! My fav! 🙂
The most recent one is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Toward the end, when Jane was on her own, it got a little boring.
Skitty uses Attract! – A book you recently fell in love with.
Velvet, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker
Velvet!! Velvet! Velvet! Velvet!!! I am in love with this comic book series about a female spy. It’s so awesome! I recommend it to everyone.
The Elite Four – Your top four favourite books.
I’m going to switch this up too since I mention my favorite books often on here. Instead, I’ll list 4 classics I enjoyed reading, two of which are favorites of mine.
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston **fav**
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez **fav**
Your Pokédex – A photo of the books you’ve ‘caught’.
Well, I did a book haul recently so I’ll just refer you to it. Lots of pictures of books there.
Masterball – A book you need a Masterball for to ‘catch’ it – a.k.a. a lot of money.
Dalí by Edmond Baudoin
Dali will be published in October when it will be the most recent addition to SelfMadeHero’s Art Masters series. I think it’ll cost about $27.50, which is a little pricey for me but I really, really want it.
Tag at least five other trainers.
Now I know a bunch of you are playing Pokémon Go so if you are, I CHOOSE YOU!