Posts Tagged ‘book tag’

The Book Combo Tag

I’m pretty sure this tag was made by this lovely person and we were tagged in it by no one. But that’s never stopped us before, and it’s not going to stop us now.

What two authors would you like to see put their writing skills together to write a book?

So immediately my mind goes to Markus Zusak and Patrick Ness because they are two of my favourite authors and I would buy that book in a heartbeat. Can you imagine it? Can you? It would be ridiculously amazing.

What is your favourite author collaboration?

I haven’t read many author collaborations, so this one might be tricky.

Okay, we’re going to half-cheat this one and say The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 1 which is a collection of stories and artwork by the hitRecord community. Maybe not what the question was asking but I’d say that counts.

If you could combine two stories and make them a book of their own, which would they be? And what would the reworked title be?

Ooooh….

Oh there are so many possibilities!

Okay, let’s go with:

The Angel Wave – The 5th Wave meets Angelfall because I read those around the same time and I remember thinking how similar they were in terms of plot and characters and character motivations and structure. Wouldn’t it be so awesome to have a story about two teenage girls trying to survive within a simultaneous alien and angel apocalypse. I think Cassie and Penryn would have a really interesting dynamic being so similar to one another and trying to remain allies while also looking for their siblings and god just make this one book already.
(If I was good at photoshop I would make some gorgeous redesigned book cover for this, but even my paint skills are pretty bad, so sorry :()

What two characters from different books do you ship?

I don’t know if I ship any characters from two different books but let’s see. Who would make a good pair…

I’m trying to think of characters that don’t have canon ships within their books, which is proving to be difficult, but maybe Reyna (from the Heroes of Olympus series) and Fletcher (from the Skulduggery Pleasant series)? That seems like a pretty stereotypical match, but we’ll go with it, because I’m bad at ships.

What two worlds from different stories would you like see come together to be one epic world?

This was my other choice for two books being combined into one:

A Darker Shade of War – A Darker Shade of Magic meets Warbreaker. I love love love the use of colours in both these stories and while I do prefer them separately, I think they kind of work together. The Grey London lacks magic, obviously, and the colourful London’s are bursting with it. Black London was so saturated with the stuff that it destroyed itself. It kind of works.

What series would you have liked to see be combined in to one book?

Well…

They could have made Delirium by Lauren Oliver one book/duology. And by that, I mean just cut the last few sentences off Pandemonium and pretty much all of Requiem and I would have been a whole lot happier with the series.

No, but seriously, maybe the Underdogs trilogy by Markus Zusak? I’m biased because I read it in a bind-up form, but the books are pretty short and I think they work well as three parts of one story.

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Reader Problems Book Tag

I saw Katytastic do this tag and it looked fun, so let’s do this!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I ask people what I should read, and they tell me. That or I start reading the first pages of all of the books on my shelves until I get sucked in. I’m constantly making priority lists in my head though for what I want to read next, so this isn’t usually too hard.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
I end up putting it “on hold” which means my Currently-Reading list is massive. I hate quitting books, but I’m also too easily distracted to plough through without a break in between. This break can last years.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
Novellas. Short stories. Graphic novels. Also cheating and lowering that Goodreads challenge.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
I usually don’t own full series on my bookshelves anyway, so this isn’t really a problem.
That being said, if they change the last book cover of the Raven Cycle, I will be upset.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Goodreads.
Also here is good.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I don’t usually cry while reading books, but if I get super emotional I’ll just put it down for a while and pretend it doesn’t exist while sobbing internally.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
Look up the synopsis on Goodreads/Wikipedia. Or power through it and hope.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I actually don’t mind people borrowing my books as long as they treat them well and return them, and I haven’t had any bad experiences yet. So yeah. Next.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I don’t. I watch youtube videos instead. Or I reread something. Or I read a graphic novel. But mostly the youtube videos thing.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
If I want a book really badly, I’ll just buy it. If it’s not that pretty, or not that long, or if I’m not that desperate, I’ll take it out from the library.

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
It can be several years. It can be two minutes. Who knows.

So this was fun. I like not having to come up with the questions myself.

Answer this if you want. I won’t tag people because I am lazy.

See you next time!

Creatures of the Night (Book Tag)

I should have thought about my answers before attempting this, but I haven’t, so this will be interesting.

But I am bored and this seemed fun so let’s do it.

Original Tag Video here.

1. Vampire
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Just when you thought vampires could not be saved, this book happens. And it was glorious.

2. Werewolf
We have already reached the first problem. I don’t think I’ve read a werewolf book other than twilight (and those weren’t even real werewolves)
Okay, the closest I am going to get to this is this:
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – the best I could come up with.

3. Zombie
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry – It has been a really long time since I read this (or any zombie book for the matter) but I remember liking it, and that’s good enough for me.

4. Ghost
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake; Everlost by Neal Shusterman – I love these books equally so I am including both as I am a (not so) sneaky cheater. I think it’s worth mentioning both as one takes ghosts from a human-perspective, in the horror/romance genre; the other is a ghost-perspective in an action/adventure setting. One questions the humanity of humans, and the other, the humanity of ghosts.

5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy – Yes, I didn’t like the last book and yes, this is second under Harry Potter, but I didn’t want to be (too) predictable, and my love for the series still stands even if my love of Valduggery is non-existent.

6. Fairy/Fae
Throne of Glass – I haven’t actually read the series past the first book so I can’t exactly vouch for this one, but I haven’t read many fairy books.

7. Demon
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – The writing alone is worth its place.

8. Angel
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand – I have not read enough angel books to really answer this question, but this book was very fun and it was the best I could come up with so there.

9. Alien
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – which should come as no surprise to anyone.

10. Superpowered Human
Vicious by V.E. Schwab – I cannot get over how much I love this book. It is simply amazing.