This tag was originally made by Lindsay Ven (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UdCveZR5cI), I tagged myself because, why not? I haven’t done these in a WHILE so here we go!
What book are you unable to finish?
CITY OF LOST SOULS! Dear God I’ve tried SO hard, SO hard! It’s just not happening, and I bought Lady Midnight the week it was released so that should be motivation enough to finish it, right? Nope. I’m thinking of taking a break from TMI series and coming back to it maybe during the summer.
What book have you yet to read because you don’t have the time?
I could legit put ALL my books into this pile but I’m going to go with a series here, TID. I’ve heard SO many good things about this series, SO many! Some saying it’s even better than TMI, but I just can’t start an entire trilogy at this point!
It’s a sequel?
I don’t currently have any sequels in my TBR (apart from CoLS)
Its brand new?
Gone by Michael Grant
You read a book by the same author and you didn’t enjoy it?
A Court Of Thorns and Roses. ( I can hear the gasps through my laptop!) I just didn’t understand the hype about TOG. BUT I did say at the end of my review for TOG that I would still like to try some of her other work, who knows maybe I’ll like ACOTAR?
You’re just not in the mood for it?
Twilight. There’s just TOO much hype/criticism associated with this book, I can’t even. I didn’t even buy the novel I bought the graphic novel but I still don’t really feel like picking it up…
Oh dear, this one as soon as I saw it I instantly knew what book would fit here perfectly. That would be… War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. 1024 pages! The TV show adaptation came out a few months ago and I LOVED IT. But I didn’t really know it was based on a book so I think I can get away with that?
Me and my friend were out and one of the actors from the show was walking past, I don’t even know what happened, I guess I didn’t internalise my thoughts. I just STARED at him (plus I’m kind of short sighted) and in my mind I’m like omg its him? No it can’t be? No its actually him? Whilst that’s happening I was basically pointing at the poor dude the entire time and I just yelled out OMG ITS YOU! He just flinched and walked right past… The humiliation! I was so mortified for the rest of the day I would just randomly shout OMG ITS YOU! (I don’t even know if that made sense because I’m just frantically typing hoping that this’ll make the memory fade away…)
What is the most intimidating book on your TBR pile?
I bought this book quite a while ago and I’ve just not been brave enough to pick it up… Rogues.
Heres the synopsis from amazon:
‘Commissioned by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, these twenty-one all-original stories by a rogues gallery of bestselling authors will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. Featuring stories by Joe Abercrombie Daniel Abraham David W. Ball Paul Cornell Bradley Denton Phyllis Eisenstein Gillian Flynn Neil Gaiman Matthew Hughes Joe R. Lansdale Scott Lynch Garth Nix Cherie Priest Patrick Rothfuss Steven Saylor Michael Swanwick Lisa Tuttle Carrie Vaughn Walter Jon Williams Connie Willis and George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand new Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of the Ice and Fire saga.’
To me that is the most intimidating blurb I’ve ever read. This book has so many great authors and was commissioned by frigging George R.R Martin, which means my expectations are through the roof for the short stories inside! Also I never know the best way to read these kinds of books. I feel like I should pick up a short story each week, that way it’ll feel less overwhelming.
I thought I’d post something a little different seeing as all I post are book hauls and reviews, I don’t really have a lot of time to sit down and just think up blog ideas, but soon come summer and I shall flourish in my creativeness (I’m rambling again, whats new?). So in the meantime I thought I’d take part in some tags. What are some other posts you would like to see? Please leave suggestions down below!