Happy Friday, bibliophiles!
I thought it’d be another good day to do a tag, and I found this one recently over at Rania’s Rambling Reads. (Go give her blog a read, she’s great!) The tag was originally created by Krisha’s Cosy Corner.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to the blog. (I wasn’t tagged, but thanks, Rania!)
- Answer the 5 feelings given to you.
- Write the reason in 5 to 6 lines of why does that particular book come under that feeling. (dunno if I’ll manage all that but we’ll see)
- Nominate between 5-12 other bloggers.
- Give your nominees 5 feelings too.
- Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post.
Let’s begin, shall we?
😅THE FEELINGS BOOK TAG😑
A BOOK THAT YOU HAD TO STOP READING BECAUSE YOU GOT SECONDHAND EMBARRASSMENT
Unpopular opinion time…
I read An Absolutely Remarkable Thing during the first couple of weeks of the pandemic, and I had to DNF at about the 30% mark because it was just PAINFUL. The writing was just fine, but all of the characters felt like walking stereotypes. What ultimately made me put it down altogether was how blatantly offensive the bisexual rep felt for me…there was this one monologue by April where it looked like Hank Green was just trying to say “hey! Look at me! I did my research!” but NO. HANK. YOU GOTTA STOP. YOU JUST PERPETUATED ALMOST EVERY BISEXUAL STEREOTYPE KNOWN TO MAN.
So there’s my rant. Hank Green, you may have helped me pass AP Bio, but I will never forgive you for that.
[ahem] excuse me while I step off my soapbox, moving on…
A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU BUTTERFLIES
I suppose there’s multiple ways to interpret this prompt, but When the Moon was Ours just made me so fluttery inside. Anna-Marie McLemore is the true master of magical realism, and their writing never fails to make me feel like there’s hope and magic left in this world.
A BOOK WITH A SHIP THAT YOU WILL SUPPORT UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE
Aurora Burning, because I will absolutely ship KalAuri until the day I die. MY LOVES
A BOOK YOU KNEW YOU WOULD LOVE AFTER READING THE FIRST CHAPTER
Right away, How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse struck me with how witty and tongue-in-cheek the writing was. I love reading a book that pokes fun of tropes every once in a while, and this one 100% delivered!
A BOOK YOU KNEW YOU WOULD HATE BUT READ IT ANYWAYS
I wanted to give The Lie Tree a chance because the premise looked interesting, but I read The Lost Conspiracy a few years prior and hated it, so…yeah, it didn’t work out for me. I didn’t hate it as much as The Lost Conspiracy, but it still wasn’t my cup of tea.
- A book with a character that made you angry
- A book with the perfect setting for you to daydream about
- A book that made you feel better after a long slump
- A book that you couldn’t stop thinking about for weeks after reading it
- A book that made you want to punch a wall
- Becca @ Toastie Books
- Phoenix @ Books With Wings
- Cherry @ Letters to the Lost
- Riddhi @ Whispering Stories
- Maeve @ Books By Maeve
- + anyone else who wants to participate! If you see this tag and want to do it, I can’t wait to see your answers! And if I tagged you and you’ve already done it/don’t want to do it, no worries!
That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!