Because of course I am.
I found this tag over at ReadatMidnight.com, you can find the original HERE. All of the images are from the original post so feel free to snag them for your own because they’re pretty fucking great.
Now. Disclaimer. I’m sorry.
I don’t play Pokemon Go.
I know. I’m the literal worst.
But I LOVE Pokemon, okay! It’s like nostalgia all over the damn place, it’s amazing! So I’m doing this tag and no one can stop me. Let’s begin.
I’ve been reading longer than I’ve been doing most things. The first book I read on my own was The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss when I was 3; before that my grandmother (or anyone literate who I could pin down for a moment) would read everything to me. My grandmother regularly read Stephen King to me as a baby, and I am told I requested fairy tales more than anything.
Not much has changed it seems.
I love classic stories; I am a fairy tale hound after all. My favorite well known classic tale is, of course, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.
The entire Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. When I was a kid my grandmother bought me Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone but even at that point a lot of people were talking about the books because the first movie had come out and I was already over it. I never read it. I couldn’t find a fuck to give.
I still haven’t found the fucks to actually open any of the books even though I own them now.
If you’ve been here for a while you will know this answer. You can see my love/hate relationship with The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer in my Lunar Madness post from last year. I absolutely loathe how tropey and predictable this series is. . . but I did read every novel and short story set in the world so I don’t think that means much.
There’s a few; Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, and The Stand by Stephen King. Though I don’t really want to read Outlander any longer when i did I was a bit intimidated by the fact that it was 8 or 9 books long WITH a spin-off series. Nope.
Well a lot of books keep me up at night, I sacrifice sleep regularly to finish a book, so I’m going to interpret this as a book that scared me so much it kept me up even after I’d finished. That has only happened once; Misery by Stephen King. God damned Annie Wilkes TERRIFIED ME.
I’m also a pussy when it comes to horror anyway, and I should have known better than to read it but I like to live on the edge.
I recently read The Name of The Wind and The Wise Mans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. From page one I determined that, no matter what happens, Bast is the only person who truly deserves Kvothe. I have to live with the knowledge that it will literally never even be entertained as a possibility, I mean they don’t even need to be lovers but Bast is the ONLY person in either book who should be with Kvothe. In fact Kvothe isn’t good enough for Bast but Bast loves him anyway and that’s whats so sweet.
I will go down with this ship. Fight me.
The last page turner I read was Stephen Kings Under the Dome. It’s not an action book, it’s not even really a thriller but dear goddess this book moves. Almost 1100 pages and I COULDN’T. PUT IT. DOWN. I felt like I was in a constant state of “Holy Shit, what’s going to happen next!?”
First off, I love Eevee. Look at that fucking face!
The only stories I will always look forward to seeing more of are fairy tales; more specifically East of the Sun West of the Moon, or Beauty and the Beast. I will lose my shit over any and all new adaptations of that tale. Disney’s live action adaptation of their original Beauty and the Beast has got me more hype than it really should. Their live action Cinderella sucked, but I haven’t seen The Jungle Book. . .
This is getting off topic. Fairy tales. Give me all of them. Is the point I was trying to make.
Fucking Magikarp. Grinding this motherfuckers level up is the reason I hate my life.
The book that surprised me most in the past few years was probably The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. I went into that book almost blind, even reading the blurb on the back is wonderfully spoiler free, but when I realized it was about the same ol’ dumb goldfish- I mean zombies I didn’t expect to like it as much as I do. You can read my reaction to it HERE.
No. As I stated earlier hype will kill my desire to read anything. It took me a long time to pick up A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin after getting bombarded with Game of Thrones hype from all directions, and I still don’t watch the show.
I’m also not really looking forward to anything I am not already reading and that’s not much at all.
I am a bibliophile in every sense of the word. i want books, pretty books, around me always. That said I shop at thrift stores and don’t usually even know about collectors editions of books I love, because if I did I’d buy them.
The only book I have been craving lately is the 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. I auto buy every new edition of Alice I can find and this one is GORGEOUS. The dust jacket is interesting but underneath is a pale cream fabric cover with a pretty indented Alice on the front. It’s simple. It’s beautiful. I WANT IT.
Damn. I have been out of the book community way too long guys. I don’t even KNOW of any debut novels coming out that I’m interested in. Recommend some!
My only auto-buy author is Philippa Gregory. I don’t even know why, I dislike her work more and more with each new novel but I’m already programmed to hand her my money so. . .
I stopped reading fantasy series’ in middle school, mostly because I got over waiting for books to come out. I make it a point not to read series’ that aren’t complete now, AND YET here I am waiting for Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin. I did it to myself so I can’t complain too much.
What I can complain about, though, is the fact that now I’m also waiting for Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss because some asshole I know was like “Tarina, read The Name of the Wind it’s the literal best. Okay now read The Wise Man’s Fear. Okay Doors of Stone is NEVER COMING OUT!” I kid you not that’s how it happened. I’m mad as fuck.
As always I TAG everyone reading this! Especially you lovers of Pocket Monsters!
Now i need to go the fuck to sleep.