Hi again, bibliophiles!
This tag has been sitting in my digital blog sticky note for ages now, but I wanted to save it for today (sort of). At the time I’m writing this, it’s still January, but I realized that actual Groundhog Day would be on the same day when I usually do my weekly reviews, so I figured that probably…wouldn’t work. So I figured I’d just write it ahead of time. (Plus, I love this movie.)
Let’s begin, shall we?
THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK TAG
Many people gather for Groundhog Day, but you don’t understand why: What is a book everyone gathers around hyping, but you don’t understand why?
And once again, I’m lured into a disappointing book by a pretty cover…sigh…
Personally, I found All the Stars and Teeth to be rather formulaic. Everything felt a little bit too convenient, and there wasn’t much about it that set it apart from the average YA fantasy for me.
The famous groundhog predicts the weather: A book you found predictable?
I had kind of a hard time picking a book for this prompt, but I ended up settling on Storm and Fury. This one was a DNF for me, so I’m not sure how the rest of the book played out, but what I read was painful. Besides Trinity being super whiny, there was the Chosen One Who May Be the Most Powerful of her Kind™️, the bad boy love interest that she wasn’t supposed to fall in love with, but did…ugh, it’s been almost a year since I’ve read this, but just the thought is making me a little sick…
Phil the Groundhog is said to never die and have the power to predict the weather: A book dealing with a mythological creature
(Oops, hopefully this tag won’t be all fantasy books…[nervous laughter])
(And two books in a row with “Storm” in the name…whoops…)
The Storm Crow wasn’t anything super special for me (3 stars), but I loved the elemental crows! Definitely something that I haven’t seen much in fantasy, if at all in the first place.
In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray relives the same day several times: A book dealing with living a day over and over or time travel
(I spent FOREVER looking for this book…I could see the cover clear as day in my head, but I couldn’t find the actual title for the life of me…)
Opposite of Always deals with the same “living the same day over and over again” dilemma as “Groundhog Day,” and from what I remember, there’s even an instance where Reynolds references the movie; I feel like there was a line somewhere along the lines of “what would Bill Murray do?”
Punxsutawney Phil is from a tiny town in Pennsylvania: A book based in a small town
(another prompt I had to dig for a few minutes to find a book…)
Summer of Salt is set in a small town on the island of By-the-Sea, and it’s such a beautiful magical realism novel.
I TAG ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE!
Since I’ve already posted once today, check out this week’s Book Review Tuesday for today’s song.
That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves! (And don’t drive angry!)