Huge thanks to thememoryrune for tagging me for this! She is a fellow book and manga blogger and, also, a top-quality quote-hoarder. Let’s get down to business. Here is my take:
Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
A Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie.
I can’t believe I’m going to say this but of all the Harry Potter books, The Chamber of Secrets film adaptation was way better. There were so many extra and unnecessary story lines in the book which the film left out and for good reason such as the Nearly Headless Nick storyline.
The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.
A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.
Scarlett O’Hara went from riches to rags to riches all by using her good sense, pragmatism, ruthlessness and determination. She also loves to party too (woman after me own heart)! Every time I read this book, I learn something new that can be applied in real life.
The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.
A Parent Child Relationship That You Love
The first thing that comes to mind is Liesel and Hans Hubermann. All the characters made me smile but these two (and Liesel and Rudy) had me smiling throughout. He is the father we all want and need.
You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.
A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover
The Count of Monte Cristo. What on earth is this cover? This is one of the best adventure books ever written and you have a surly man on the cover? Dude looks like he ‘bout to sit me down and give me a lecture on everything I’ve ever done wrong.
You Can’t Please Everyone.
A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.
The Secret History. Overly philosophical, overly boring and overly dragged. Terrible characters, not a single one was likeable. The Goldfinch was much better! Sure, it dragged too, but it dragged in a good way with characters who made the ride worthwhile like the gentle-spirited Hobie who, by the way, is one of the most kindest characters I’ve come across in literature.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.
What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It.
Little Women, Little Women! After reading it, I felt centred and reminded of the importance of living righteously, humbly, sensibly and kindly. I love all the sisters and that includes Amy whose strength is so under-rated just because she happens to be feminine and paints a stark contrast to our tomboy Jo March. Just because two people have different personalities, it doesn’t mean one is right and the other is wrong, it just means you’re different. That’s all.
Love Is Blind.
A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.
Dude, I’m going to copy you on this and also go for Me Before You because this is literally the only one I know. I would love to read more fictional books with characters who have a disability so do get recommending!
Ignorance Is Bliss.
A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It.
I don’t know why I wouldn’t want to admit it? Why shouldn’t I want to be honest with my opinion? Art is subjective, if you don’t like a book you don’t like it, it doesn’t mean you’re right and it doesn’t mean you’re wrong. Anyway, I’m going for Brave New World. I just didn’t get it. I understand its significance and the concepts, but it just didn’t pique my interest at all.
There Is No Time Like The Present.
What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?
All The Bright Places. I felt that the portrayal of PTSD and Bipolar was very well done. The chemistry was so vividly present and the two main characters were one of the best characters I’ve read in literature. Finch is perhaps the only character in literature that I fully relate to and I would be head over heels if I met a male Violet Markey, she is warm, kind and intelligent. My copy of All The Bright Places is lost and other than Gone With The Wind, this is the book I will definitely repurchase and reread.
Better Safe Than Sorry.
A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad.
Well, I still want to read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl but I’m worried that I might not enjoy it. I read a preview on Goodreads and immediately resonated with Anne and after that, I decided that this is a book that I definitely want to read this year and very, very soon at that!
For this tag, I tag:
If anyone else would like to do the tag, let me know in the comments or just tag yourself! Photo credit for book covers belong to Amazon and featured image to Alan Ilagan, Page 195.
Happy blogging, Sophski out.