Sick Book Tag

Now I’m convinced there’s a book tag for every conceivable thing.

I’m back after a week-long break I took to overcome a brief illness brought on my spring’s overabundance of pollen. My allergies and sinuses overreacted, leaving me weak and confined to my bed as I battled a cold and fever. After resting and imbibing various medications, I finally feel well enough to get back to blogging and decided to announce my return with an easy post, a tag.

I googled “I’m Sick Book Tag” with no hope that such a tag exists, but to my surprise, I stumbled upon the “Sick Book Tag.” I do not know who created it, but I found it here on WattPad.

Diabetes: a book too sweet, like really sweet.

Lucy by Randy Cecil (illus.)

An illustrated children’s book about a stray dog who befriends a girl and her father, who is a juggler who suffers from stage fright. This was a sweet story because it shows how Lucy became a stray dog and later a part of the girl’s small family.

Chicken Pox: a book you picked up once but will never pick up again.

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel

A literary novel about a town that receives a visit from a boy who claims to be the devil. This was a hard question to answer because I reread a lot. I probably reread more books than read new ones. However, it’s highly likely that I won’t reread McDaniel’s book. It was okay and interesting, but much of it was a bore to me and it took a while for me to be invested in the story.

Influenza: a contagious book that spreads like a virus.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

A family saga that follows the descendants of two half-sisters from Ghana: one is sold into slavery and the other marries a British slaver. This book spread like wildfire last year. Everyone who read it loved it and recommended it to others, who exclaimed the same and passed on the word. I still haven’t yet read it, which is a shame. I’ll get it, eventually.

The Cycle: a book you read every month, year, or often.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The popular middle-grade fantasy novel about the orphaned boy wizard. I reread this book almost every year and now I’m sorely tempted to get and read the illustrated copy.

Insomnia: a book that kept you up all night.

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

That would be the book I’m currently reading: The Strain, a horror novel set in New York City about the start of a vampire apocalypse. I loved the TV show so until it returns for the final season, I will read the books. The story was a bit slow at first and it took a while for me to get used to the writing, but now I’m so hooked I can hardly put the book down, and though not much has happened, I’m so creeped out that I hope I don’t have nightmares tonight.

Amnesia: a book that’s forgotten and didn’t leave a powerful impression in your memory.

That’s a tough question, but I guess that would be any of the Hardy Boys and Babysitters Club and Bobbsey Twins books I read as a kid. When I discovered Nancy Drew, I couldn’t care less for any of the other books.

Asthma: a book that took your breath away.

The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery

A literary, fantasy novel about two girls who use their magical abilities to protect those they love. The writing in this book is amazing. It’s the only reason why I liked the book because the story was confusing and sometimes I didn’t understand what was going on.

Malnutrition: a book that lacked food for thought.

Talon by Julie Kagawa

A YA fantasy novel about a girl and her brother, who are dragons, learning to blend in with humans. It’s a simple story that didn’t require much serious consideration. Also, I wasn’t a fan of it because the protagonist, the girl, was very annoying.

Travel Sickness: a book that took you on a trip through time and space.

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

A sci-fi novel about the adventures of characters who visit the center of the earth. I actually don’t have an answer for this one because I hardly read sci-fi novels and Journey to the Center of the Earth does not fit the requirements for this question, but it’s the only thing I could think of.

And that’s it.
I’m well, I’m back, and hopefully will do a bunch of new posts soon.
I won’t tag anyone, but if you’re ill, or was sick, and are looking for something quick and fun to do, go ahead and do this tag too.
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20 thoughts on “Sick Book Tag

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  3. Wouuu! A tag for absolutely anything. That’s pretty cool. 😀 I actually have Soldier (I think it’s like the 3rd book in the whole Talon series or something). Got it for free at YallWest and now I think I’m most likely to never crack it open… 😀 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Strain though. Will we be seeing a review as soon as you’re done with it? 😀

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  4. Haha, that’s an interesting tag 😀 I so agree with you on Harry Potter – I finished ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ a few days ago and will jump straight into the second one as soon as I can 🙂

    It helps that the weather at the moment is horrible and Harry Potter books were always perfect for rainy days you have to spend inside. If I could I wouldn’t leave the house for the next week (rain, rain and more rain. and cold!) and just read the whole series 😀

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  5. If there ever was a tag for me it would be this one! Oh The Strain series is so good! I was so excited about the show and parts of it were even filmed at he university where my husband works. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for it lol.

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