I was tagged by Shanah at Bionic Bookworm this morning for this tag, and it looked fun, so thank you Shanah!! I must say that some of these answers turned out to be more challenging to come up with than expected, but I like a tag that makes me think 😉
THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU STRUGGLE TO BEGIN BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE
One day…I will overcome my intimidation of this series! I actually tried starting it back in December and read the first few chapters of book 1, and I enjoyed them, but I wasn’t in the mood for committing to something so long. And it probably wasn’t my smartest move starting it the day before Christmas when I got a bunch of new books the next day. BUT ONE DAY!!
CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WANT TO UNHAUL
This book is so pretty I want to keep it on my shelves, but the story did not please me, and so for that, I don’t feel the need to keep it anymore. Unfortunate, because I was really looking forward to it and had high expectations!
OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN: A BOOK THAT WAS REFRESHING
This book was refreshing simply because I found it so fun and different. It was quirky and funny and aggravating and silly, but most of all unique, and when it made me feel exactly how a fun adventure should make me feel. When I finished it, I was happy and satisfied.
WASHING OUT THE SHEETS: A BOOK WITH A SCENE YOU WISH YOU COULD REWRITE
Nothing big, but there was a relatively minor death that….I wish had not occurred. I buddy read this with Rachel and we were both a bit outraged that our predictions/wishes concerning said character were dashed.
THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICKNACKS: A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU DIDN’T THINK WAS NECESSARY
I really can’t think of a good series to answer this question with, but maybe one of the Heroes of Olympus books? I don’t know if I’d say there was a singular book that was unnecessary, but for most of them, I didn’t think they needed to be nearly so long. OR just cut out the books/parts that revolve more heavily around Jason (aka Mr. Boring and the bane of my existence in these books). Sorry not sorry.
POLISHING DOORKNOBS: A BOOK THAT HAD A CLEAN FINISH
I really felt like Winter was a very clean finish to the Lunar Chronicles. Like, I still wanted more because I love this series, and there was stuff still left to wonder about (i.e. Wires and Nerve), but for the most part, I felt it was very clean. Almost too clean? Hmm.
REACHING TO DUST THE FAN: A BOOK THAT TRIED TOO HARD TO RELAY A CERTAIN MESSAGE
Okay, but HEAR ME OUT. I loved this book, but sometimes I felt like could have been more subtle in the way it relayed some of it’s messages? I love Monty dearly and I know he has a hard head, but there were a few scenes that felt like “morality lesson time with Monty” and I was….a bit turned off by it, and the way it took me out of the the flow of the story and the historical setting (especially with the pirates…..forgive me). I don’t disagree with anything this book was telling me, and I loved Monty’s character development, but a lot of times I felt like this book was really hitting me over the head with some of what it was trying to teach me.
THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH OF SPRING CLEANING: A BOOK SERIES THAT WAS TIRING BUT SATISFYING TO GET THROUGH
I sped through this series, and while it’s not exceptionally fast paced, there are a lot of twists and turns that kept me reading for hours on end, and I remember feeling so emotionally drained by the end (but particularly after the end of the second book, THAT CLIFFHANGER). This may be a case of swallowing a series too fast, but I couldn’t help it. That, and definitely stayed up too late reading and lost actual sleep.
Happy Saturday everyone!!