Ash from the lovely blog Once Upon A Bookshelf sweetly tagged me with the Thank You, Next Book Tag. Thanks a million for the tag!!! (Go check out her blog, readers!)
1. Name a book that you said “thank u, next” to, i.e. DNF’d (did not finish):
“Of Metal and Wishes” by Sarah Fine. Oh my gummy worms, I REALLY wanted to enjoy this story. But the writing did not capture me. *sighs* It’s one I MIGHT try again (should I???), but I don’t know.
2. Name a book that taught you love (i.e. a book you loved)
This is like asking if I like oxygen or water the most. One book…one book…
I was thoroughly impressed with the first book, “The Winner’s Curse.” But “The Winner’s Crime” took it up to the next level! I looooooved it *throws hearts*
3. Name a book that taught you patience.
It wasn’t the length of this book that taught me patience. No, it was WAITING FOR ITS STINKING RELEASE. I read “Cress” in summer of 2014, and “Winter” came out November of 2015. It was one of the most painful times for my book loving soul.
4. Name a book that taught you pain.
I could use “Winter” for this (I’m not being dramatic, it was painful to wait!), but so as not to be repetitive…
The final book in Lisa T. Bergren’s “The River of Time” series shred my heart, and then stomped all over it while feeling little remorse. I just… WHY YOU KILL HIM????!!!! (Wish I could write “his” name, but I won’t spoil it. 😉 )
5. Name a book that you loved at the time of reading but in hindsight you do not like as much anymore but which you still learned some other quality from.
This is a hard one! Um..hm…
I think I’ll just be general and say a lot of the books I read in my pre-teens/early teens. It’s not that I wouldn’t like the stories/characters anymore. It’s more the fact that the writing in those books were more simplistic, and I find that style hard to focus on these days. However they taught me that reading is fun, and I’ll be forever in love with them for that fact alone.
6. Name a book you’re currently talking to, i.e. have the hots for.
“Legendary!” *holds book in baby Simba fashion* I was a widdle nervous going into this book. Would it be better than book one? Would I enjoy the story from Tella’s point-of-view? Some were saying it wasn’t as good, but I think they were W-R-O-N-G. I’m hoping to write a full review soon, but until then I’ll just say that I adored it, and I’ve been in a reading slump ever since. (Book recommendations of similar reads? Or any book just as fabulous? Please, help meeeee!)
7. Name the book that gon’ last – the book of you – the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more.
“Heartless” by Anne Elisabeth Stengl and all the novels of Goldstone Wood are definitely lasting. “Heartless” is certainly one that helped me love myself more. As a Christian, I loved how it showed the hero loving the heroine despite her being imperfect. It made me realize Christ’s love for even the ugliest of souls. ❤ Also, the prose of this book is 10 out of 10.
And now it’s my turn to tag! (Don’t feel obligated to to this, but I thought I’d shout-out some pretty cool bookish blogs. 🙂
Jessy @ Faith and Books
Priyasha @ Books and Co.
Miranda @ A Real Writer’s Life
Katie @ Never Not Reading
J.M. Hackman @ J.M. Hackman
Nicole @ The Christian Fiction Girl
Liv @ Liv K. Fisher