It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag. Since I’m trying to catch up on my huge backlog of reviews, I’ve decided to make an effort at catching up on tags I was tagged for. I’m more than a year late with this one, which I was tagged for by Rose Read and the Orangutan Librarian.
- Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads Read shelf, or you can writing loads of titles on bits of paper and pick them at random).
- For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
- Repeat until you’ve completed three rounds.
I followed the instructions and sorted my Goodreads Read shelf at random, which I didn’t know was possible.
Burn: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte because I read it for a class and hated it. I was immensely bored by it.
Rewrite: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad because I had to choose one of the three for this category. It’s one of my favorite classics.
Reread: Velvet, Vol 1: Before the Living End by Ed Brubaker, illus. by Steve Epting, because I’ll need to before reading Vol. 3. This is one of my favorite comic book series. By the way, if you watched Atomic Blonde, you might enjoy reading this comic book too.
Burn: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde because I don’t want to reread or rewrite it.
Rewrite: Afterburn by Zane though back when I read it, I thought it was okay.
Reread: The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley because I’m not sure if I completed it. I keep confusing it with the movie adaptation.
Burn: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, the second novel in the Heroes of Olympus series, because I did not like it.
Rewrite: The Wrath of Mulgarath by Tony DiTerlizzi (illus.) and Holly Black, the fifth novel in the Spiderwick Chronicles, because I had to choose something for this and also, I wanted the story to be longer.
Reread: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells because I read it so long ago that I’ve since forgotten much of it. When I think of the story, I can only imagine an invisible man wrapped in bandages and wearing sunglasses and a hat.
Burn: Private Passions by Rochelle Alers because after a while, these novels seemed formulaic. But I’d like to reread a few because I enjoyed reading them in high school.
Rewrite: Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling to make it longer though I don’t have the knowledge to add to it. I’d have to interview Rowling first, or she could add her thoughts to a pensieve and then I could write from what I see in them.
Reread: Deerskin by Robin McKinley because I love her books and I didn’t understand this one when I read it in high school.
Burn: The High King by Lloyd Alexander, the fifth and last book in the Chronicles of Prydain series, because I did not like it.
Rewrite: Oddly Normal, #1 by Otis Frampton (illus.) because I had to choose something for this category. I actually enjoyed this and would like to read the first volume. I’ve only read the first issue, I think, that I got last year on Free Comic Book Day.
Reread: Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples, because I just did and I enjoyed it and it’s awesome and all that jazz.
Burn: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, the second in the Throne of Glass series, because I did not like it.
Rewrite: Bad Girlz by Shannon Holmes because I had to choose something for this. Rereading it would be best because I’ve forgotten everything about it.
Reread: So You Want to Write a Novel by Lou Willett Stanek because this was a good read and I’m working on something so this would be helpful.
This was fun and I’ll probably do it again.
I’ll pass on the tag to these folks, if they haven’t already done it: