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Would You Rather? Book Tag

Happy Saturday, bibliophiles!

As you might have noticed, I haven’t done Top 5 Saturday today. As of now, the creator hasn’t released the prompts for September, and I didn’t know how I felt about creating my own, so I decided to do a book tag today instead.

Anyway, I was tagged by One Book More (thank you!). I’m not sure who the creator of the tag is, so please let me know if you know. šŸ™‚

RULES:

  • Thank the nominator.
  • Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.
  • Make your own questions.
  • Tag others to join in on the fun!

ONE BOOK MORE’S QUESTIONS:

  1. Would you rather meet your favorite author or your favorite character?

Oooh…this is a tough one…

Either way, it’s almost guaranteed that I might get choked up and embarrass myself, but either would honestly be amazing for me.

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2. Would you rather only read series or only read standalone?

Only series, absolutely. Unless they’re ridiculously long, I always like to see storytelling spanning over the course of several books, especially trilogies and duologies.

3. Would you rather read one book at a time or multiple books?

One book, without question! I used to be able to read several at a time when I was younger, but these days I find it hard to focus my attention on more than one book at a time. I’m also a very task-oriented person, so that’s likely part of it.

4. Would you rather only read physical books or only read ebooks?

Even though ebooks are convenient, I doubt there’s anything that can really beat the feel of a physical book in your hands. Plus, ebooks don’t have that amazing book smell. So physical books, absolutely.

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5. Would you rather live in one of the factions from Divergent or one of the districts in the Hunger Games?

Um? I really didn’t get much into the Divergent mythos, but both of them sound like…not the best options? But I suppose one of the Hunger Games districts, I guess.

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6. Would you rather have your favorite hero’s powers or your favorite villain’s powers?

Hmmm…it’s hard to pick a favorite hero/villain out of…well, every piece of media I’ve consumed, but I do think that teleportation would be a lot of fun, so I guess I’d go with the powers of my favorite hero.

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7. Would you rather never read a new release or never be able to re-read a book?

I suppose it if was a new release, I’d just have to wait a year or two until it’s not considered “new” anymore, so I’d go with never reading new releases. Loopholes, loopholes!

8. Would you rather live in your favorite character’s world or have your favorite character live in your world?

Option two! Most of my favorite characters that come from situations that…[ahem] definitely suck, and even though this world still sucks, at least it doesn’t suck as much as say…being on the run from an intergalactic government or waking up from cryosleep after two centuries and realizing that everybody you previously knew is dead.

9. Would you rather have every story start with “once upon a time” or have every story end with “and they lived happily ever after?”

I feel like having the second option in series would get redundant very quickly, so I’d go with “once upon a time.”

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10. Would you rather never be able to buy a book again or never be able to borrow a book again?

YIKES, this one’s tricky…

I mean…even though borrowing them is free, it’s nice to have books to add to your shelf…so I guess I’ll go with never borrowing a book again…

MY QUESTIONS (for everybody I tag):

  1. Would you rather change the cover of a book or change its synopsis?
  2. Would you rather only read books by your favorite author, or be able to read books by any author, but only one per author?
  3. Would you rather live in a sci-fi novel or a fantasy novel?
  4. Would you rather have dragons in our world, or know of the existence of a Fae realm?
  5. Would you rather be in a love triangle or be the Chosen One?
  6. Would you rather have all book titles be three words, or only one word?
  7. Would you rather have your favorite book be adapted into a film or adapted into a graphic novel?
  8. Would you rather add a book to your favorite series, or subtract a book from it?
  9. Would you rather lose a copy of a book altogether or have it ruined/stained in some way?
  10. Would you rather change the plot or the characters of your favorite book?

I TAG:

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Today’s song:

That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

Posted in Books, Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday (4/20/20)–Uglies

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Happy Monday, bibliophiles!

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created byĀ Laurenā€™s Page Turners. All you have to do to participate isĀ pick a book from your Goodreads TBR, and explain why you want to read it.

This one’s been on my TBR for quite a long time, and it seems like a classic YA dystopia, right when the subgenre was just getting started. It should be entertaining, if nothing else.

 

Let’s begin, shall we?

GOODREADS MONDAY (4/20/20)–UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld | Scholastic

Blurb from Goodreads:Ā 

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into a stunning pretty. And as a pretty, she’ll be catapulted into a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun.

But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world– and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever…

 

So why do I want to read this?Ā 

I’m not super compelled by this one, but hey–classic YA dystopia. I thinkĀ UgliesĀ came along even beforeĀ The Hunger GamesĀ andĀ DivergentĀ and such, so it might even be one of the series that kickstarted the subgenre. Now, I see the kind of plot everywhere, but it’ll be interesting to see where it all seemed to sprout from. If anything, it’ll be entertaining–nothing super meaty or anything, lots of thinly veiled metaphors and whatnot. My expectations are lowish, but I thinkĀ UgliesĀ could be fun. It was probably pretty groundbreaking for its time, as with the aforementioned titles.

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I thinkĀ Uglies,Ā along with the other three books, are available on the Kindle library, so I might have something to binge after the other few books I have lined up to read. I dunno.

 

Today’s song:

 

That’s it for this week’s Goodreads Monday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Posted in Book Review Tuesday

Book Review Tuesday (10/9/18)-Carve the Mark

Hi there, everyone, and welcome to this weekā€™s Book Review Tuesday!

 

I recently joined Epicreads, and I found that there was a massive (and I mean MASSIVE) amount of hype for this book. Understandably so, given the popularity of theĀ DivergentĀ series. (Donā€™t kill me, but I thought Divergent was decent, but it didnā€™t really live up to much of the hype.) So I checked it out at the library, and spent around 3 days snuggled up in various blankets, my nose deep in this book. And I must say, though it didnā€™t quite live up toĀ allĀ of the hype, it absolutely lived up to some of it!

Enjoy the review!

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(sorry, there werenā€™t really any good images for the cover…oof)

Carve the Mark

In a galaxy steeped in war and magic, two teenā€™s live will collide in ways that they never imagined were possible.

Cyra has lived her life as nothing more than an object, a weapon for her tyrannical brother. Many planets over, Akosā€™ peaceful life is turned upside down when his family is slaughtered, and only he and his brother survive-only to be kidnapped by the enemy. Determined to save his brother, he crosses paths with Cyra. Tradition and politics should make them bitter rivals. But they soon discover that they have a common enemy, and that they must set aside their differences to secure the fate of the galaxy.

 

 

Alright, everybody, here we go…

First of all, I liked this better thanĀ Divergent.Ā In fact, Iā€™d probably rate it a full star above it.

Part of it is probably because, well, yā€™know, Iā€™m a total sucker for anything set in space. ButĀ Carve the MarkĀ was a truly phenomenal book, complete with rich storytelling, beautiful visuals and world-building, and characters with near-perfect chemistry. (For some reason, I imagined Akos looking like Evan Peters, but thatā€™s not really the point. šŸ˜œ) Even if you havenā€™t read or didnā€™t likeĀ Divergent,Ā this is a must-read for anyone who loves a well-crafted tale in the depths of space. 8/10 on my scale.

 

Before I go, Iā€™m sorry that I havenā€™t posted much other than book reviews lately. Iā€™ve been a tad bit busy, what with transitioning into high school, but I promise that Iā€™ll give you guys some more variety content-wise.

Well, I hope you have a great rest of your day, and stay warm!