Friday 9 June 2017

The Pick ‘n’ Mix Book Tag

 So my friend and fellow book club member Rosie tagged me in this and I thought it was a cute and fun idea so I thought I would give it a go!

1. Fizzy Blue Bottles.

They look strange, and they taste strange, but you like them. Name a book or series with a really strange plot that you couldn’t help but love.
Don't Eat the Glowing Bananas by David Hammons. It's probably one of the strangest books I've ever read! It's about a man named Hank Rose who goes on a quest to find the best food he can find in his post apocalyptic world, and find out why the bombs fell. On his travels he meets a mutant called Lewis, who has a tentacle for an arm and is able to regenerate his body. It reminded me of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and was very weird but very funny! You can read my review on it here

2. The Metre.

It goes on forever. Name the longest book series you have read.
I think this one has to go to Harry Potter! I may possibly have read a longer one at some point but I can't think of any I've read that are over seven books long at the moment. Also I've read cursed child so i guess that counts as eight!

3. Chocolate Raisins.

No amount of chocolate can hide what’s inside. Name a book with a great cover but a disappointing story.
What Light by Jay Asher. The cover looks so nice and festive but I was really disappointed with the story! It was very instalovey and not my cup of tea at all.

4. Chocolate Mice.

They look sweet, but they’re secretly vermin. Name a book that surprised you with it’s villain. (Be careful not to give spoilers!)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was so wild I honestly still don't know if it was a real thing or a strange fan fiction.

5. Hard Gums.

You take a bite but almost break your teeth. What book or series was hard for you to get into?
Heartless by Marissa Meyer. The majority of the book honestly bored me and I was disappointed as I usually love Alice in Wonderland retellings! Although I did enjoy the last 100 pages, I was sad that the majority of the book revolved around a romance that I just wasn't invested in.

6. Cola Bottles.

Some are sweet, some are sour. Name two similar books, one you liked and one you didn’t.
The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. I find John Green books to all be very similar, with similar protagonists and teenagers who seem a little too clever. Although I adored The Fault in Our Stars, I just couldn't get into Looking for Alaska and found it quite boring. Although I do realise Alaska and TFIOS were written around ten years apart, and obviously writers improve with time, I still felt as if there was a big difference between the two not plot wise, but writing wise.

7. Fried Eggs.

Some love them, some hate them. Name a book that matches the way you feel about Fried Eggs.
I weirdly love the white foamy part but not so much the yellow centre, so I'm going to go with Strange the Dreamer. I loved the main plot of Strange the Dreamer, but the romance part was just too instalovey for me and I didn't enjoy it much.

8. Smarties.

No matter what you do, they’re everywhere. Name a trend or trope you are tired of reading.

INSTALOVE! I have ranted so so many times about how much I hate this but it seems to crop up everywhere! No matter if i'm reading contemporary or fantasy, instalove always seems to raise it's ugly head in a book that I am otherwise enjoying.

 9. Gummy Bears.

Name your favourite fictional creature or animal.
Probably the Hippogriff! I adored Buckbeak and I would love to be able to ride away into the sunset on one.

 9. Pick ‘n’ Mix! 

So many sweets, so much variety. Name some of your favourite diverse books!
  • Carry on-Rainbow Rowell
  • All For the Game- Nora Sakavic
  • The Raven Cycle- Maggie Stiefvater
  • You Know Me Well- David Levithan
  • More Happy than Not Adam Silvera
 I'm tagging these wonderful bloggers!

Jemima from drinkingbooks

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