So my plan for this week is to catch up on things I’m tagged for. But, me being me, I’ll kick this week off with a tag I wasn’t tagged for because (1) I feel like doing it and (2) it fits the time of year: September, schools are back in session.
- Mention the creator of the tag.
- It was created by Chloe at Diary of a Lonely Girl.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- I wasn’t tagged. 😦
- Answer the following with the book that most fits the statement.
- Nominate 3 others to do the tag.
- Will do.
Math: A book that has two characters who equal perfection
Ugh, math. I hate math. It was my worst subject until my junior year of high school when I met a teacher who was so awesome that I developed a small appreciation for the subject. That appreciation was promptly squashed when I got to college. Anyway, for this I had to choose:
Marko and Alana
These two make my heart flutter. They are so great together and their relationship symbolizes the peace that is possible in their world. Of the comics, Saga, Vol. 4 is my favorite because we see some conflicts enter their relationship and see how they handle it.
Science: A book that was hard to get into
I actually liked my science classes. They were a little challenging, but I loved that aspect of it; though it could be because I had great science teachers. Teachers can make or break the enjoyment of any subject. Anyway, here’s a tough one:
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
I’ve tried to read this a few times, but the language makes it hard to get into the story. I always grow bored and tired and fall asleep. I also faintly recall that the author has a strong presence in the story though he’s not a character, which annoyed me. I can’t remember it all clearly because it’s been a while since I’ve attempted to read it, but I’m pretty sure the author did that.
English: A book that should be a modern classic
English! 😀 English was a favorite. I loved reading and discussing books (duh!) and writing stories and such. It was fun as long as I didn’t have read and deconstruct boring poems. For this, let’s see…
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Though many would disagree, I do believe the Harry Potter books should be considered modern classics. My reason for this is because of the great impact it’s had on children book publishing. It has helped that market to flourish and has even caused certain sites that maintain records of best-selling books to reconsider how they present such data. For that sort of impact and for the deeply imaginative world Rowling has created that has remained with many readers as they grow older, I believe it should be considered a modern classic.
P.E.: A book that made me race to the finish
P.E. I loathed P.E…unless it was a dance class 🙂 . Mystery novels usually make me dash for the end because I’m always anxious to know how it all ends, but recently a book that happened with was:
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
This is a fantasy book that I enjoyed and have already mentioned once or twice on here. I don’t care. I really enjoyed it, so I’ll mention it many, many times more. My excitement and anxiety about the characters continued increasing as I read that toward the end I began speed reading to quickly find out how it all ends.
Music: A book that reminds you of a song
I never took a music class, but I was taught to play the recorder in primary school. I didn’t like it much. Back then I would have preferred the drums, but now I love the electric guitar. I don’t really have an answer for this category, actually; but this comes close:
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Books don’t usually make me think of music, but in an interview Eames said that he thought of the band of warriors in this story as an actual music band, like a rock band, and when I read that, it made total sense to me.