Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Book Tag, Challenge, Thing

Thanks jo @ The Bearable Blog for tagging me for the Books and Reading Challenge.

1. April TBR? 

I have a ton of books at home. But I was bad and picked out random books at the library.

The Lightning Thief by- guess who?

Rump, The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (The cover! What beauty is this? A dragon. . . And it's blue and shiny!)

2. Book/series you would like to see as a movie?

They need to remake The Princess Bride. Yes the original will always be a classic. But now they have CGI and stuff. . . think what wonders they could do with that movie. The Cliffs of Insanity. The ROUSs! The Machine!


3. Overhyped book/author?

Eh, I'm going with jo's answer.

The Fault in Our Stars.

I know. Please don't shoot me. But- it just-

I'm not even going to try.

4. The best book series you ever read?

The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen is my new favorite. I haven't read the last one yet though.

Also Divergent by Veronica Roth, but I think that's a well known fact.

5. Book to movie adaption that was really bad?

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Just don't watch it. I don't know what happened in the movie. But it wasn't the story that I read.

Aaaaah! *gasps* Why?!

6. Books that just made you cry?

The Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins



So sad :'(

I mostly cried during the movie Catching Fire though in the theater. Unashamedly. Mostly because I knew what was going to happen, and I could feel what the characters felt, and it was real. 


The Giver by Louis Lowry

People, they don't know what love is. And they don't have music! Can you blame me for tears?

"You could ask, 'Do you enjoy me?' The answer would be 'Yes,'" his mother said.
"Or," his father suggested, "'Do you take pride in my accomplishments?' And the answer is wholeheartedly 'Yes.'"
"Do you understand why it's inappropriate to use a word like 'love'?" Mother asked.
Jonas nodded. "Yes, thank you, I do," he replied slowly.
It was his first lie to his parents.

I wrote in the margins of this book. I never write in books, but I had do something! I seriously cried over this one. It'd be nice to say I'm hardhearted and unmoving. But when it's sad, it sad, guys! I usually don't cry, actually, but this book. . .

7. Book you're reading right now? Quick rating?

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 4/5 It's funny and a good MG.

8. A book series that you just didn't like?

I don't encounter that often.

The only thing I can think of is- you all are going to hate me- The Series of Unfortunate Events. I loved Lemony Snicket's style. It was hilarious and fresh to me. But it was so depressing. When I was a green little fourteen year old, I couldn't read depressing books or else I would mope around all week with a headache. I even kept on through the second book, and nope, just couldn't do it.

9. Book you haven't read yet, but really need to?

You want the whole list?

The books I've owned since the beginning of the year and haven't touched yet. (I blame the library.)

The Two Towers and The Return of the King by Tolkien. I write fantasy, people. This is something I must read!

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I want to read this so badly. But it's a thick and daunting book. Plus everywhere I go, I see the other books in the series, but never the first one. What's up with that?

10. What was the first book you really loved?

Oh, Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss

I read this thing over and over out loud whether I had anybody to read to or not. I could read all the tongue twisters to near perfection, and I still have some of it memorized.

"Oh, my brothers! Oh, my sisters!
These are terrible tongue twisters!"
Said a book reading parrot named Hooey.
"The words in this book are all phooey.
When you say them, your lips
Make slips and back flips
And your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"

What about you? What book could you not stand? Which was the first book you fell in love with? (Not to be dramatic or anything) What book do you want to see on the big screen?


  1. You haven't read LOTR yet? o.O
    And GOT also? o.O
    They are both really good you should try them :)
    Those deaths were really upsetting in Hunger Games >_<"
    Rue was so cool and Cinna was the best!I loved how both of them connected to Katniss especially Cinna :)
    I felt so awful when he died both in movie and the book.The movie one was more bad because it felt more personal watching him die in front of my eye instead of just reading it D:
    You know TFIOS is an over rated book and movie.Half the people read it because it's the new cool thing to do not because they like to read or anything.I'm not a big fan of it either :P
    I've never seen or read Princess Bride xD (Is it good?What's it about?)
    I fell in love with Harry Potter! :D
    And I couldn't stand Twilight I absolutely hate that book :P
    I'd love to see more of Stephen King's work on screen or even a good movie based on Dan Brown's books would be great :D

    1. I know. . .
      Yes! It was worse in the movie. It felt like he was dying a second time. :( Once in the book and again in the movie.
      Eh, TFIOS. I didn't even bother with the movie. . .
      The Princess Bride is a book by William Goldman. It is hilarious! Very satirical. But a lot of people have trouble getting through it because they try to begin with the introduction. If it's to tedious, I suggest to people to just begin when it says "Chapter 1, The Bride." It's a movie too, but it's kind of old. You should read the book though. It's so funny.
      I've never read Twilight. I heard the writing wasn't that great. :P

  2. There is a Rumpelstiltskin book, I want it. Was the first book to 'Shadow Scale' ,Seprihina or something was it good. I was going to buy it because dragons. Yes, yes 'Fault in Our Stars' was so over hyped Love 'The Lighting Thief'. Don't feel bad for not liking 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' everyone has different taste, and I am one of those people that has a rather dark sense of humor. 'Return of the King' is an epic conclusion to the series. I've heard a lot about Game of Thrones, but I heard the show was like 'Lord of the Ring's' with porn, so I figured the book would be much of the same. I could be wrong though :)

    1. Yes, Shadow Scale is the sequel to Seraphina. I haven't read it yet. But Seraphina, I know, is amazing! The writing is just beautiful.
      What porn?! I will have to investigate this. I'm not much into reading stuff like that. I'm glad you told me.

  3. My sister loves Rump! What a fun tag, even if our book tastes are kind of opposite =) Not a huge PJO fan and was majorly let down after the first Divergent and definitely thought Hunger Games was overhyped. But, I'll admit, loved TFIOS as well as Series of Unfortunate Events. Still have to read The Giver, though, as well as the LOTR books! =)

    1. Wow! Our tastes are very different. :) You should definitely try The Giver. It's really good!

  4. CINNA AND RUE. Too soon. :(
    Thanks for doing the tag, I really need to read A Game of Thrones, already! I'm up to The Two Towers now and it's just so good. Also, finally someone agrees with me about TFiOS! Thanks for doing the tag. :)

    1. The Two Towers! I need to read that one next. I even own it. . .
      Of course. It was fun! Anything books. XD

  5. ASHLEY!!!
    I have been on a two-month hiatus but I have missed your blog and am so glad to be back! How are you? I hope you're well etc. How is school/college/whatever?

    I too just had a Percy Jackson reread (was yours a reread? That's the impression I got, but was I wrong?). I read the first three last week, and loved them just as much as my 10-year-old self did. I never actually finished the series; they were coming out once a year and I managed to slip off the bandwagon, as it were, but I fully intend to read them all now.

    I really would like to read The Giver. I've heard great things about it.

    I reeeaaaaallly want to read The Ascendance Trilogy; they look like 100% my kind of books! I don't know if my library has them (sob) but if I ever see the first one in a secondhand shop I'll be snapping it right up.

    As for Shadow Scale, the cover is very pretty. And shiny.

    YOU MUST READ GAME OF THRONES! I am aware I have indulged in cap locks raves here before, but seriously. What a series. Yeah, sure, it will leave your head spinning and your feels bloodied and battered - but isn't that just the bookish life?

    I notice an Oddball post in your sidebar. I shall be there presently.

    Emily x

    PS Thank you for the comment! I think a lot of my one-time readers have forgotten me - my blogging presence over the past year has been pretty shaky - and so far, yours is one of only two comments on that new post, so thank you. It made me smile to see it.

    1. I know! I was wondering a couple weeks ago where you had been. I was afraid you had stopped blogging. Some of the blogs I used to really like have MIA bloggers. :( But then I saw your post and was so excited! College is good. Finals are this week! I hope you're doing well also. :)

      Actually this is my first Riordan experience! And I'm loving it! Even though I still can't remember how to spell his last name.

      The Giver is awesome! It's a pretty easy, fly-by read too. I think I read it in about two days, and I'm a slow reader.

      Yes! Read the Ascendance Trilogy! It is pure genius. And it's hilarious. I love the characters so much. And they're not long either, and there's always something happening.

      Game of Thrones is under consideration. ;)

    2. Yikes, finals! I'm also mid-exams - May is Exam Month. I've had History ... Latin is on Wednesday! Gulp ...

      They're so so good! I love Annabeth. I love Percy. I love Grover especially.

      Ooh, sounds like a plus! I must see if the library has it. Is it dystopian or what?



    3. You're learning Latin! That is so awesome! I want to learn Latin one day. Not that I want to take an exam over it. . . Exams are never fun. Good luck!

      The Giver is actually kind of like the first dystopian book. It existed before the word "dystopian." Isn't that so cool? To create a new genre!? You should read it. You can definitely see where today's dystopian formula and (unfortunately now) cliches come from. But at it's time, it was new. It was cliched at all. That just blows my mind.

    4. Haha, it is quite awesome! It's a good language. Not least for understanding the names of spells in Harry Potter!

      Really?? I thought it was a contemporary! That's so cool!

  6. *sniffs* I AM OFFENDED ON SO MANY LEVELS HERE, ASHELY. ;-))) Okaaaay, I joke. I shall just skip past the TFIOS growls and the Lemony Snicket headaches (omg my poor heart) BUT OMG YOU CANNOT MEAN YOU'D LIKE A PRINCESS BRIDE REMAKE!! THAT IS A CLASSIC!! ;-) Seriously, I don't even think I'd go watch a remake because the classic is just the world to me. hehe. But ohhh, you HAVE to try Game of Thrones if you get the chance someday!! I put it off forever, but it's phenomenal and the character development is amazing. It's worth it, I promise. ;-) Because food. Also lots of food.

    1. I know. I really wanted to like them. But it didn't happen. (Pathetic excuses. . .)

      The Princess Bride will always, always be a classic. But there were so many good book lines that got left out of the movie. If they remade it and put more book in the movie- It would be even more amazing! But the movie already has some fantastic acting in- How do you replace that!? (*cough* recruit Hiddleston *cough*) If they remade it, I would watch them both back to back.

      You mean to tell me that this political fantasy has fabulous food? I would've never guessed! Your skills of persuasion are very strong.


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