Hey, it’s Book Tag Thursday and this time I’m doing the Characters of the Year Book Tag, which I think was created by Amanda at A Brighter Shade of Hope, whose blog seems to no longer be around.
Favorite male character of the year
Sand Dan Glokta from the First Law trilogy
Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie
I don’t think there was a male character who stood out to me last year, except maybe Glokta, who I also chose as my favorite male character of 2021.
Glokta is a war hero and was once a master swordsman, but his experiences during a war with the Gurkish left him crippled and in constant pain. He’s a bitter man who works for the Inquisition, interrogating people via torture, but I like him for his sarcasm. I enjoyed reading from his perspective the most.
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TBR book tags. I enjoy them. They remind me of books on my shelves I haven’t thought of in a while, making me want to read them. But then a don’t, and the process starts again the next time I do one of these tags.
That’s what’s happening for Day 4 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!
I’m doing the “Not Enough Time” Book Tag that was created by Sheri at Read Betwixt Words.
A book you keep saying you will read… but don’t
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
It’s been on my “Books I Really Want to Read” TBR every year for the past couple years — and I still haven’t read it yet. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve done away with that part of my yearly TBR for 2022. …But I still intend to read it. I’m still curious about it.
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Yep, it’s Day 3 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!
And this time, I’m doing the February Book Tag — in March. But let’s pretend it’s still February. I mean, if February had the usual 30/31 days, we’d still be in February, so it fits, right?
Anyway, the February Book Tag was created by Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog.
The shortest month of the year: A short story or novella that you would like everyone to know about
The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb
If you are a fan of Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series but haven’t yet read this novella, I highly recommend you do… after at least completing the Farseer trilogy. This novella helps explain why the Wit magic system became taboo in the Six Duchies.
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Here we are at Day 2 of BOOK TAG WEEK!!
For today’s tag, I’ve decided to go with the 2021 Book Tag, since I’ve wanted to do it since January when I saw it over on Corner of Laura. The tag was created by Phoenix at Books With Wings.
The categories for this tag all relate to events that took place in the U.S. in 2021, but don’t expect the books I mention to be ones I read then.
General 2021: A sequel that did not live up to expectations
The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
It’s the second novel in the Strain trilogy, a horror trilogy about a vampire apocalypse that begins in New York City as a virus. I liked the TV show and really enjoyed the first book, but the second one just didn’t work out for me. I guess it’s because I was too hooked on the characters in the TV show. I wanted the ones in the book to match up to them (since I watched the TV show first).
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I’d like to post things this week, but I have nothing planned and am not in the mood to catch up on book reviews, so that means it’s gonna be a…
BOOK TAG WEEK!!
I think it’s been a while since I’ve done a BOOK TAG WEEK, but I can’t remember for sure and don’t feel like checking.
Anyway, let’s kick this off with the Evil Cat Book Tag, created by Peat of Peat Long’s Blog, because I miss the Jinster, my fam’s cat.
Knocking Shit Off of High Places: A book with a cliffhanger
Lol! Lucky for us the Jinster never goes up anywhere high to be able to do this.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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I’ve taken to doing this book tag every year to highlight the characters that left an impression on me.
I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, because that’s what I’ve said in my previous posts of this tag.
FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER OF THE YEAR
Sand dan Glokta from The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
I was immediately drawn to Glokta from the first time he appeared in the book, which is probably from the first page (if I recall correctly). I think he’s the first POV character we read from.
Glokta is a war-hero and was once a champion swordsman, but he was captured and tortured by the Gurkish, who left him crippled and in constant pain. In turn, Glokta has become a bitter man who now works for the Inquisition, investigating crimes and torturing others into confessing. So far, Glokta is one of the most interesting characters in the book.
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My weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK continues! 😀
This time, as a throwback to my childhood, I’ve decided to do the Spyro Book Tag, which was created by Tânia at My Lovely Secret. I found the tag over on Kristin Kraves Books a couple years ago and knew I had to do it one day. I loved the Spyro the Dragon video game as a kid, although I sucked at it. Still, it was fun and it’s centered on a dragon, and I love dragons!
Well, enough reminiscing. To the tag!
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
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Aha! Yes! I am back with another book tag for my weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK!!! 🤣🥳🤣🥳
Since it’s my birthday week, I thought that I should do a tag centered on one of my favorite foods — pancakes! 😊 Every year on my birthday, I take time off to visit a restaurant for brunch, and that restaurant MUST serve pancakes because that’s all I want to eat on my birthday. Hence, I often end up at an IHOP, lol. I spend the day enjoying pancakes or waffles or French toasts. I love all three.
So here’s the Pancake Book Tag. It was created by Becky at Blogs of a Bookaholic.
I love me some pancakes with a sprinkling of sugar. I find it so teasing; teasing me with its sweetness before I even pour the syrup.
The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri (transl.)
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I’m continuing my weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK with the Feminist Book Tag!! because it’s Women’s History Month.
I found the tag over on Spotlight on Stories. I tried to find out who created the tag, and it seems like it might be a French blogger over on La Voix Du Livre, but I’m not sure because the blogger mentions someone called “PKJ” as having created it. So, yeah, I managed to confuse myself and since I’m no book tag detective, let’s just get to the tag!
(Btw, check out the Women’s History Book Tag — another one that’s perfect for this month.)
Your favorite female author
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This novella was very popular this past Christmas. Since I was in the mood for romance novels at the time, I added it to my TBR. But I didn’t get to it until this January. I picked it up shortly after completing Hibbert’s Get a Life, Chloe Brown. That story was entertaining and made me want to try more of Hibbert’s work.
I borrowed the audiobook of Wrapped Up in You from the library. Unfortunately, despite the many claims of how good this story is, it didn’t work for me and effectively threw me out of my romance mood.
William Reid is nothing special, except for his billion-dollar acting career and his, you know, face. (Apparently, it’s a good one.) Winning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was nice, but this Christmas, he has more important goals in mind… like finally winning over his best friend’s little sister, the super-smart and kinda-scary Abbie Farrell.
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