First of all, sorry there wasn’t a new post yesterday! I’ve spent this weekend completely repainting my bedroom, along with most of the furniture inside it, so I had to skip a day of blogging. I mean, even after I write this, I’m going back to paint the final wall. I haven’t even done that much reading this weekend either, but I’ll class this as a weekend off (though it feels like I’ve done more work than ever).
Anyway, thanks to absolutely everything in my room being cleared out and scattered around the rest of the house, I’ve no idea where my notebook for post ideas has gone, so today I’m doing a tag!
And a very exciting tag, indeed.
BECAUSE HARRY POTTER.
I’ve been in SUCH a Harry Potter mood lately. I’m in the process of rereading the series (one book each month) and I preordered Cursed Child on Thursday. So this tag fits perfectly with my mood.
I was tagged by Quirky book nerd and A Stranger’s Guide To Novels (thank you!!) to do this wonderful tag created by Trang and Lashaan @ Bookidote. The one rule: You can’t use any of the Harry Potter books for an answer.
So instead of rambling even more, let’s begin!
A book where you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.
So this is a fairly recent one that I’ve read (and by that I mean I reviewed it on Friday), but for me it would definitely fit this section.
I found the idea behind this book so so interesting, with it being a fairytale retelling of Beauty and the Beast, mixed with Greek mythology. I loved the idea, but when it came to reading it, there was a lot of info-dumping. I could always wrap my head around why the events were happening, because everything would be revealed in a way that made me feel like I should already know.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
A Darker Shade of Magic, definitely! The second I started learning about this world and how it worked, I was hooked. Especially by the characters. I love the characters in this book so much. Once I finished this book, I knew it’d be one of my favourite series, and each wait for the next book feels agonizing.
A book you wish you could have right now.
This mysterious wonder that doesn’t yet have a cover. Empire of Storms. The fifth book in the Throne of Glass series. It’s released in September, BUT THAT’S TOO FAR AWAY. I CAN’T.
A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.
I’m choosing this book because it killed me. When I finished this, I was just dead for a good few hours. I could barely function. And that is why it’s one of my favourites 😀
A book that you found really confusing.
I didn’t like this graphic novel purely because I had no idea what was going on. I kept having to reread pages, but still didn’t really understand. I felt like it was a story that needed to be written, rather than drawn.
Your spirit animal book.
Dammit. I can’t use any of the Harry Potter books…
I’m going to go with The Night Circus. It’s so whimsical and magical, and I’m one of those people who believes there’s magic in the world if you look in the right place. The book’s story is so creative, with each tent in the circus being seemingly impossible, and yet it exists. And it’s this whimsical creativeness I like to think I can relate to.
A dark, twisted book.
Another one of my favourite books.
So this one is sort of like a psychological/paranormal cross. The story is told through different formats (interviews, messages, camera footage etc), and all the way through, this story seems to have two sides. The psychological side, and the paranormal side. It’s up to you which you believe in the end. The entire book has a dark atmosphere surrounding it, but it’s so gripping…I can’t help but love it!
A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.
This one surprised me in the way that I didn’t expect to become completely-and-utterly-obsessed with it! I was interested, obviously, but I thought the sheer size of it would weigh it’s enjoyment down for me. But I sped through this book so much quicker than I thought I would, and couldn’t stop thinking about it.
I’m actually going to come back and add these later (if I remember) because as I mentioned in the huge ramble at the beginning, I have a wall to paint. And it’ll take me forever to find out who’s done it and who hasn’t.
Hope you’re having a good weekend!
Until next time…
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