The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

heroes-of-olympus.jpgI 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

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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

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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.


I tag:

The Paperback Piano

Nomadic Worlds

Noriko

Happy Saturday everyone!!

12 thoughts on “The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

  1. Ok now this is getting freaky. I’m starting to think you’re my bookish twin!! Mistborn was the other book I had in mind for that question! I pretty much know that I’ll love it but it’s so intimidating!! And I really need to read Howls Moving Castle! It’s been on my wish list for the longest time!

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    • I think you will like Howl’s Moving Castle! It’s a fun and wacky book, great if you’re in the mood for something that isn’t too serious or just want to take your mind off things.

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  2. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HATED JASON. Him and Piper were just so UGH and boring. )): Also, WOW I had no idea Howl’s Moving Castle was a book as well?? Have I been living under a rock??

    (omg I’ve been wanting to start Sanderson’s books for so long, but I’m also pretty terrified just because of how LONGG they are!!)

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    • LOL I know right?? I liked Piper well enough, but I think I would have enjoyed her parts more if it didn’t mean Jason wasn’t going to be involved. And yes Howl’s Moving Castle is a book!! It’s quite different from the movie, but I actually think I enjoyed it more, so I highly recommend!! It’s a bit wackier than the movie.

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      • Like, Jason never really did anything BAD….he’s just so boring when he’s doing good things!!

        Maybe wacky in different ways is actually a better way to put it?? The Howl book is much different from the movie, but I think it has to do with the characters being very different in both!!

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      • That’s so true; I think my main complaint about him was that he was bland and taking away too much time away from my faves (aka Percabeth)
        I’m probably being too harsh, but I can’t help it :”)
        (and ooh I most definitely have to check that out!)

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