Greetings everyone, and happy Friday!
Today, I wanted to do a Halloween themed tag, since I haven’t done one in a while, and they’re always fun to do! I found this tag through The Orangutan Librarian, so if you want to check out their book tag, you can do so right here!
Disclaimer: I didn’t answer all the questions in the tag… because I just didn’t have any good answers… I don’t know what else to say 😂 In other words, some of the questions from the original book tag have been omitted.
Witch: A magical character or book
Daisy Jones from Daisy Jones and the Six
Even though this book is more of a reflection of the 70’s rock n’ roll scene overall, Taylor Jenkins Reid did say Fleetwood Mac, and specifically Stevie Nicks, were a huge inspiration for the Daisy Jones and the Six. With Stevie Nicks and her air of “witchyness”, how could I not answer this prompt with this book?
On a side note, can we talk about Stevie Nicks’ involvement in season 3 of American Horror Story? With her making a guest appearance in the season, and using Fleetwood Mac songs… if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I highly suggest watching season 3 of American Horror Story.
Werewolf: The perfect book to read at night
The Year of the Witching
I know I’ve mentioned this book A LOT recently, but it is what it is 🤷♂️ I read it every night before going to bed, and it was perfect for that, especially during this time of year.
Grim Reaper: A character that never should have died
Matthias from Six of Crows
I know a lot of people didn’t like him… but I enjoyed watching his character arc, and seeing his relationship with Nina develop through both books, so I wish he lived 😥
Vampire: A book that sucked the life out of you
A Conjuring of Light
So, if you’ve read some of my past posts, you know that I have some issues with V.E. Schwab’s books. This is mostly due to the fact that whenever I read the first book in a series she wrote, I love it and I’m totally into the story, so I pick up the next book, excited to continue through the series. However, any book I read after that first book, just doesn’t compare, in my opinion. I would probably enjoy her work more if she wrote more standalone’s, and I’m on the fence about whether or not I want to read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.
Ghost: A book that still haunts you
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout
I read this back in 2014, during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college, and to this day, I still think about it. I had gotten back from studying abroad in Spain for three weeks, and it was my first time out of the country, and I was hungry to travel more. I picked this up to read because it was about a freelance journalist, and her experience having been kidnapped and held captive in Somalia. When I finished this book, I just sat there for what felt like forever (it may have been an hour or 20 minutes, I can’t remember specifically) thinking about Lindhout’s story. If you’re looking for a good memoir/non-fiction read, I highly recommend checking this out.
Demon: A book that really scared you
Blue is For Nightmares
I don’t get scared by books anymore, but when I was younger, I read the Blue is For Nightmare series, and it freaked me out… But I also loved it and re-read the series every year until probably freshman year of college 😂
Skeleton: A character you have a bone to pick with
Honestly, when I was reading the Grisha Trilogy after reading Six of Crows, he annoyed me so much… That’s my only bone to pick with him, is that he’s kind of an obnoxious prick 😂
Mummy: A book you would preserve throughout time
Not only is this a great book, but I’ll use it to trick my future grandchildren into thinking that this is what 2020 was like 👌
Alright everyone, that’s all I have for today’s post! Thank you for reading, and I will have something new for you tomorrow!
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