I mentioned in one of my tags this week that I’ll be around a lot less than normal over the next week or two. I’m in the process of moving right now and while I’m very excited about it, it’s also very time-consuming and stressful, so I haven’t had a ton of time to read or write blog posts. This works out pretty well, though, because I have a ton of tags to catch up on, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those coming up!
Vicky’s review of Permanent Record made me want to pick it up asap! (Luckily, it’s one of the few books that I haven’t packed.)
Song of the week:
As expected, I’ve still got Lover playing on repeat…
How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!
Today I am trying my hand at creating my very first book tag! I was inspired by Alex and her comment that she loves Taylor Swift but hadn’t found a Lover tag yet. Daniel also helped me come up with some of these prompts!
Did you think I was going to say Josh and Lucy from The Hating Game? I kind of thought I would, but then I remembered that Zorie and Lennon are possibly even better, so I went with Starry Eyes instead.
The Man: a book with a badass female main character
The most recent book I can think of with really good character development is The Music of What Happens. Both Max and Jordan learn a lot about themselves and the way they interact with others throughout the course of this book, and it was honestly so refreshing to read about.
The high school setting is actually really important in You Asked for Perfect, because it’s all about how the main character deals with the stress of taking advanced classes and keeping up with all of his extracurriculars.
Some Kind of Perfect serves as kind of an epilogue to a very, very long series, and it just wraps everything up so well. Everything does end on a pretty happy note, but it doesn’t feel forced or anything.
I was tagged by Leelyn to do the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Book Tag! I love Buffy, so I’m really excited to do this one. 🙂
Also, prepare to see a lot of tags on this blog in the coming days! I’ve been kind of absent recently because I’m making a big move (almost 1000 miles!) next week. I haven’t had a ton of time to read (and my books are mostly in boxes), but this is a great time to get caught up on tags.
I’ve read a ton of really great LGBTQIA romances recently, but I think I’ll go with Bloom for this one! Without a doubt, it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.
I’m tagging Jamsu and any other Buffy fans to do this one! I’d love to see your choices! Can you recommend any great LGBTQIA romances? What about a book with a great redemption arc? Let’s talk in the comments!
I was tagged by Sailor to do the No Disclaimers Book Tag! I’m so far behind on all my tags but I’m really trying to get caught up. Thank you so much for tagging me! ❤
1. Which trope (or tropes) in books annoy you the most?
There are a few tropes that really annoy me.
Like Sailor, miscommunication is a big one. I hate it when the main conflict of a book is something that could have been solved by a three-minute conversation.
I’m generally not a big fan of the love triangle, unless it’s well-written enough to be believable.
Possibly my least favorite trope is “not like other girls,” because first of all, it’s insulting (what’s wrong with being a girl) and second of all, it’s probably the least creative description you could come up with.
2. Which writer or writers do you feel are overrated/overhyped?
4. A terrible ending, that ruined an otherwise quality book?
While I didn’t read it myself, I did enjoy a dramatic reading of Wilder Girls by my boyfriend while driving across the country. The writing in the book was great, but that ending just destroyed it for me.
5. Which fictional character(s) do you wish were not killed off?
Um, spoilers. I feel like I can’t answer this one. Sorry!
6. What are some of your bookish pet peeves?
One of my least favorite things in a book is medical facts being wrong, like someone ripping an IV out of their arm and going about their business like nothing happened. I also really hate when things happen just to elicit an emotional response. I don’t mind crying while I’m reading, but I hate it when a book feels like it was specifically written to make you cry.
7. What are some books you feel should have more recognition?
I’m not going to tag anybody specifically, but if you think this looks fun, please link back to me so that I can see your answers! What are some of your bookish pet peeves? Which tropes annoy you most? Let’s talk in the comments!
Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is a really fun one: books I’ve read that I’d like in my personal library. This week’s theme was submitted by Annemieke @ A Dance With Books. I check a ton of books out from the library, so I think this will be a pretty easy one for me!