Let’s continue the Halloween book tag trend with this Addams Family Book Tag.
I did an Addams Family book tag several years ago (check it out here) but I based the gifs and such I included in my post on the 1991 movie, which I loved as a kid. However, today’s Addams Family Book Tag was created by White Rose Stories, who loves the 1964 TV show edition of the Addams Family. This is new to me because I didn’t know the Addams Family had been around for so long. I thought the 1991 was the first one.
Well, I’m glad to learn something new about a movie I enjoyed. I’ll include the gifs I saw in Rose White’s post here, in case you’re unfamiliar with the 1964 show too.
Morticia Addams — A book containing your favourite character
Nanny Ogg from Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett quickly popped in my mind. She is one of my favorite characters from Pratchett’s Witches books, a subseries of his Discworld novels, which is a fantasy series set on a flat world that rests atop four giant elephants that stand on the shell of an enormous turtle that’s flying through space. The stories are silly and fun and I enjoy them.
Gomez Addams — A book about unconditional love
Harry Potter series
I couldn’t think of an answer for this, so I went with the Harry Potter series since it’s all about Harry being able to defeat an evil dude because Harry has a greater capacity for love than anyone else, apparently.
Wednesday Addams — A character with a… special hobby
Hesekiel from The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill is a wizard who helps care for tea dragons, miniature dragons that grow tea leaves from their horns. The Tea Dragon Society is the first in a trio of middle grade fantasy graphic novels.
Pugsley Addams — A character that is both normal and abnormal
Al is from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga and anime series, which was originally created by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa. Due to a disastrous experiment, Al lost his entire body, so his older brother, Edward, sacrificed his right arm to regain Al’s soul, which he attached to a suit of armor. Despite his abnormal appearance as a hulking suit of armor, Al is often the sweetest, kindest person among any bunch of individuals he’s with.
Grandmama — A book that ended up being more fun than you thought it would be
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I haven’t thought about this book in a while. It’s YA contemporary romance that’s inspired by the Cinderella fairytale. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I recall enjoying it. It was light and fun, and I tend to enjoy anything inspired by Cinderella that’s done well. However, I was a little skeptical going in, I think, since it is YA contemporary, and I usually don’t go for those.
Lurch — A character that reminds you of Halloween
Only because I wouldn’t mind dressing up as Lady Mechanika for Halloween. I love the character design. Lady Mechanika is from a steampunk comic book series by Joe Benítez (illus.) that’s set in England in the late 1800s. It’s about a young woman trying to find out about her background. I enjoyed the story and intend to continue with it but have yet to do so.
Thing — A book with an amazing sidekick
Is Mr. Apples a sidekick? I don’t know. I don’t think so, but I like him, so he’s my answer for this. He’s the lieutenant from Hannah Mabbot’s pirate ship, the Flying Rose.
Uncle Fester — A weird but lovable character
Yon is a cat, and I think that’s the perfect answer for this because cats are weird and lovable.
Yon was horror manga writer Junji Ito’s cat from Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu. Ito’s then-fiancé (now wife) A-ko brought the cat into their home, and Ito immediately thought there was something weird about it, lol. The book was unexpectedly a light, fun read because I was expecting to be scared.
Charles Addams — An author you would like to thank in person for the world and characters they created
J.K. Rowling & Robin Hobb
They are two of my favorite authors and I love their characters and worlds the most of everything I’ve read in my life so far.
Cousin Itt — A memorable, non-human character
Rat is a ghoul from The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. It’s the first in a grimdark fantasy series about three thieves who get caught up in an old magical war. Lol, I almost spoiled the book. Anyway, Rat stuck with me because of what becomes of him by the end.
Aristotle, the octopus — A book where a character has a unique pet
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Akata Witch is the first novel in a YA fantasy series about an albino girl living in Nigeria who learns she belongs to a society of magical folks. In it, the protagonist, Sunny, gets a wasp artist as a pet. A wasp artist is a bug that lives for its art. If the owner doesn’t show appreciation for the wasp’s creations, it will sting and paralyze its owner so that they can’t do anything but watch it build its final masterpiece before dying dramatically, lol!
Kitty Kat, the lion — A book with a lion on the cover or in the title
The Ink House: A Gothic Mansion Colouring Book by Rory Dobner (illus.)
So, I don’t own many books with a lion on the cover or in the title, so I went with this coloring book that has a lion head for the door knocker.
The Cemetery — A book set somewhere you feel at home
When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten
It’s a middle grade contemporary novel about a girl living in Jamaica who’s unable to remember what happened last summer after a hurricane had hit. I liked the story. Its setting is the closest one to feel like home to me since it reminded me of my childhood, but also 98% of the books I read are fantasy so it’s a given that this one would feel like home..
Well, if you can boogie down like these two, then I tag you!