Hi again, bibliophiles!
Sorry for being semi-ominous about the creation of this tag for the past; I had a few kinks to work out, and I wanted to make sure that nobody else had come up with the tag before I did. (Book tag plagiarism? That’s probably a thing, but I don’t know…)
Since I got into them about a year ago [cut to me last year, crouched in the entrance to the lunchroom reading Tennyson whilst blasting OK Computer through my headphones], Radiohead has quickly become one of my favorite bands. Their musical and lyrical prowess is almost unrivalled, and has managed to become instantly timeless. So, naturally, I decided to make a book tag about them. As one does. I hope you like it!
Let’s lay down some rules:
- Thank and tag the creator (yours truly, The Bookish Mutant)
- Answer all of the questions to the best of your ability
- Tag as many people as you want
- Have fun!
Here we go…
PABLO HONEY: The debut novel of an author you admire
THE BENDS: A book that brought you to tears
Not only did A Monster Calls give me a MAJOR book hangover, there were buckets of tears shed…veritable BUCKETS…
OK COMPUTER: A book that changed your life
I know I keep going back to The Search for WondLa a lot, but this novel/series will always hold a special place in my heart–not only for introducing me to the wide world of sci-fi literature, but for inspiring me to be an author someday as well.
KID A: A book that’s a different genre from the author’s previous works
(on an unrelated note, this album’s my current desktop wallpaper…so pretty…)
Before Carry On, Rainbow Rowell mostly stuck to realistic and historical fiction. I’m glad to say that she’s equally adept in both genres. 💗
AMNESIAC: A book with grim or dark imagery
(I mean…okay, most of Radiohead’s stuff is pretty dark, but I’m just trying to make these questions make sense…)
All of B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth would fit the bill to a T. Y’know, just your garden-variety apocalypse, plus the added Fun™️ of frightening creatures laying waste to the Earth. Good times.
HAIL TO THE THIEF: A book with a clever title
(I just…really like this album title? I really don’t know why, but it’s really cool to me…)
Though I’m not sure if this is *completely* true (I think it’s been tested, and Bradbury was probably wrong about it), Ray Bradbury named the novel Fahrenheit 451 because it was (supposedly) the temperature at which paper burned. Right or wrong, I find it quite clever.
IN RAINBOWS: A book with a colorful cover
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik. Enough said. [squints at cover through 3-D glasses]
THE KING OF LIMBS: A book you found to be strange, but loved all the same
The Order of Odd-Fish was an absolutely wild, Monty Python-esque ride that got weirder and weirder with every passing page…in the best way possible.
A MOON-SHAPED POOL: A dystopian novel that you adore
I just finished The Scorpion Rules up a few days ago, and though my expectations were fairly average, I was blown away at how well-done it was!
Let’s stay on topic for today’s song…
I still can’t quite decide if this is my favorite Radiohead song, but it’s up there with “Fake Plastic Trees,” “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”, and “Airbag” for me. 🙂
For now, I can only think of one other fellow book blogger who likes Radiohead, so I tag Emer @ A Little Haze Book Blog to take part, if you want! Otherwise, anyone who would like to participate, feel free! Have fun!
That’s it for my first original book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!