Thank you Birdie Bookworm for tagging me for this Greek Gods book tag! She tagged me for this a while ago but better late than never, right? If you don’t know her, please go check out her blog. Birdie is lovely!! And she writes very entertaining posts and insightful reviews!
I was particularly excited for this theme of this tag, because I love Greek mythology. This one was fun 😀
I could read every book on this earth and nothing would ever beat Harry ❤
Scarlet Benoit from The Lunar Chronicles
I feel like I always talk about the other Lunar Chronicles girls more, so I gotta give Scarlet some love and credit where credit is due. Scarlet is fierce and fiery, and I love the image of her in her red hoodie holding that gun. She is one very fierce lady.
I’m just going to roll with this Greek Gods theme.
I love everything about this book. I’ve read it twice, the first time because I love Greek Mythology and had heard great things about it. The second time I read it, last summer, it inspired me to stop halfway through and read the entire Iliad for the first time, and then I finished it in light of that. Needless to say, I was super obsessed with Greek Mythology last June. It broke my heart in different ways both times I read it.
Okay the truth here is…I do not read much nonfiction. I spend my time in fiction, alas. I’ve read this a few times, though, and it’s hard not to appreciate. Very moving, awful stuff. Perhaps it is rather ironic that this is under Athena? Or perhaps not, because there’s wisdom in speaking up, keeping history alive, and being kind to our fellow humans. I actually visited Auschwitz once and…I still don’t know what to say about it.
This is indeed a book I do adore. I love the story and the characters and it had such an effect on me. I loved the twist it had. Bone Gap is a little weird and it is definitely on my recommend list.
I know this is a play, etc., but listen. I could rant for 18 years about why everything in this play is wrong. I went into it with extremely low expectations, I went into it detached and prepared, and yet somehow it managed to defy them, to run my expectations to the ground and through the earth’s crust. It violated so many rules of the HP universe, it disregarded so many characterizations, and it was just a messy, discombobulated, ridiculous story. It felt like complete and utter fan service and it was just…so bad. I honestly felt a little betrayed by JKR when she said it was canon (which I do not accept).
I’ll only give it points for Scorpius. He wasn’t bad. But someone explain to me why he’s a Slytherin??
Bonus quote that haunts me, said by LUDO BAGMAN of all people: “A dog – he’s transfigured a stone into a dog – dog diggity Cedric Diggory – you are a doggy dynamo.”
I mean, it was a groundbreaking book for me. I’d never read anything like it. It was absolutely beautiful- but not the pretty kind of beautiful, the painful kind of beautiful. It was such a heightened experience of…everything, really. It broke ground and it broke MY HEART.
I can’t help but steal Birdie’s answer because the Raven Cycle covers are so pretty, particularly Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. The Raven King is my favorite, and when I first bought it I loved to just…look at it. I love the swirly blues. These books are definitely artsy inside and out.
I actually did fall asleep reading this book. Multiple times. I held out hope it would get interesting, but…this book just didn’t do it for me.
I read this book like I was possessed. I sped through through the bulk of it at the speed of light one afternoon and my eyes were literally stinging by the time I reached the end. It was also SUCH a stressful book…it wore me out, lol. I loved it.
No pressure if you don’t want to do it or if you already have! And as always, anyone else who wants to do this please do! Just tag me if you do so I can see your answers!
Have a great weekend, guys 🙂