Today’s tag is inspired by a post I saw while reading Artemisa’s Artemisa’s Art blog. While I wasn’t explicitly tagged to do this post, I do love me a good Disney inspired tag and as such I had to do this one.
Interested to see what clichés I want to talk about? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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A book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling. I just love this book so damn much that the Alfonso Cuarón adaption could just never live up to my expectations.
A rags to riches or riches to rags story
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Wade Watts has one of the most nostalgic rags to riches story ever written. With three challenges, an Easter egg, and the promise of control over the OASIS, Reader Player One is a must read for anyone with a heartbeat.
A parent-child relationship that you love
Molly Weasley and Ginny Weasley from the ‘Harry Potter’ series by J.K. Rowling. No one will ever forget one of the most iconic lines from the ‘Harry Potter’ series, “Not my daughter, you bitch!” The love Mrs. Weasley had for all of her children was unmatched, but I always thought Ginny was the apple of her mother’s eye.
A great book that needs a better cover
Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #3) by Erika Johansen. One thing that annoys me more than anything is a cover change in an ongoing series. When I saw the concept art I was over the moon, but when the final rendition was released I was less than thrilled. Hopefully, one day, the publishers comes to their senses and fix what should have been.
A book that you hate that everyone loves
I don’t necessarily hate a book that everyone loves, it just may be that my reading tastes are different than the next person.
What’s a book that made you a better person for having read it
Every single one of them. To quote Frederick Douglass, “once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
A book with a disabled character
Ella Malikova from Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Ella is one of the most bad ass characters I’ve ever read about. Even though she’s paralyzed from the waist down and has to wear an oxygen mask due to her compromised lungs she doesn’t let that get in the way of being the expert hacker that the Illuminae group needed.
A book that is bad but you just don’t want to admit it
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. I honestly can’t say whether or not this book is bad, but I have tried to physically read it and listen to it on audiobook and I just can’t seem to get into it.
What is your favourite contemporary book
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Always.
A book you don’t want to read in case it’s bad
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer. People rave about ‘The Lunar Chronicles’ fairy tale series, but after I read Heartless and did’t enjoy it as much, to say I’m apprehensive is a bit of an understatement.
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And those are my answers for the Inside Out Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!