My dear Emily tagged me for this book tag…last week I believe. I am a procrastinator. Anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE old Disney movies (some of the new ones ain’t bad either) so I am very willing to give this book tag a go!
1. A whole new world – Pick a book that made you see the world differently.
Hmm, this is kind of a tough one. I’m gonna have to say Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I wouldn’t say it made me see the ‘world’ differently, but it definitely opened up the reading world for me. A book about bringing the story and characters to life just by reading? Who wouldn’t want that to happen? I’ve always thought that the books I read are so much more interesting than everyday life and when I read Inkheart I felt so…connected (not sure if that’s the right word but I can’t think of another one that gets across what I’m trying to say) to the plot. I wanted so badly for that to really happen and even to this day I still think it’s an amazing idea. Unfortunately the movie was no good so DO NOT WATCH IT. Especially if you haven’t read the book first, because then there is a slight chance of you actually enjoying the movie.
2. Cruella De Vil – Pick your favorite villain.
This is also a tough one! I love villains! xD They are what make most stories. Seriously. What’s a story without a good villain? Or should I say a bad one? (ha ha ha) Really though, this subject actually comes up a lot when my sister and I talk about the shows we watch because she’s always complaining about how the bad guys do such horrible things and I’m like, ‘No shit! They’re bad guys FOR A REASON!’ But anyway, hmmm….my favorite villain is Lord Loss from The Demonata series by Darren Shan. He is a demon that feeds on the misery and sorrow of humans and is basically the cause of everyone’s problems throughout the series. The banter between him and Grubbs (one of the main characters) is witty and never gets old. Plus his appearance is fairly gruesome, so that gives him more of the ‘creepy villain’ vibe.
“Lord Loss is described as having pale red, lumpy skin, and eight arms (which are frequently described as being mangled). He has no heart, and instead simply has an open hole in his chest filled with deadly, venomous snakes. He bares a pair of very dark-red eyes with even darker red pupils. Instead of having legs, strips of bloody flesh hang from the edge of stumps where his feet would normally be shown, and so he moves about by levitating. The many individual cracks in his skin, which seep blood every time he even slightly moves, give his demonic appearance a nice touch as well.” (crique du freak wiki)
3. I won’t say I’m in love – Pick a book you didn’t want to admit you loved.
Like Emily stated in her tag, I don’t think there’s really a book I wouldn’t admit I like. I don’t usually care for fluff, and the people that know me know I’m not a touchy-feely person, but here and there I’ll get a craving and since my mom reads mostly romance there’s a bunch of romance books lying around the house. I’ll pick one up now and again so I guess sometimes I feel embarrassed about reading them. Although, usually only if it’s one with a half-naked man on it. I mean I’m all for half-naked men (;D) but it’s a bit uncomfortable to have others see me read it if I’m reading somewhere public.
4. Gaston – Pick a character that you couldn’t stand.
Vivian Gandillon from Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Vivian is the main character in the series. She’s whiny, selfish and honestly just a complete bitch. I did not like her at all.
5. Part of your world – Pick a book set in a universe you wish you could live in.
I’m going to have to copy Emmy’s answer on this question. I wish I could live in the magical world of Harry Potter! <3 As I’m sure many people do.
6. A dream is a wish your heart makes – describe what the book of your dreams would be like.
Gah, so many of these questions are difficult to answer. Or I’m just lazy. Yeah, that’s probably it. The book of my dreams would have to have all the right amounts of humor and action – I guess some romance could be thrown in there as well. I’m not sure what the book would be about exactly, but I do love rivalry so add that to the mix with some amazingly bad-ass, sarcastic characters and I would be happy.
7. Someday my prince will come – What book character would you marry if you could?
I don’t know about marry – since in the series he’s too busy to settle down and my feelings on marriage are still up in the air – but if Harry Dresden from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (one of my FAVORITE series), ever asked me on a date…or even asked me to join him in more ‘adult-like’ activities (hubba hubba) I wouldn’t say no. If he were real of course…*cough cough*
8. I see the light – Pick a book that changed your life.
I’m going to have to go with Harry Potter again. Although I’ve always liked to read, that was the series that really inspired me to read even more and I could not live without reading. Seriously. I would die without books.
9. When you wish upon a star – Pick a book you wish you could reread for the first time.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher. It’s the first book in The Dresden Files series. As mentioned earlier, it’s one of my favorite series. I fell hard for this series and can’t get enough. Sadly there is only going to be eight more books, which makes me very very sad (*silently cries while holding the first book*). However, there are fifteen out currently! But don’t let that stop you from reading them. If you like wizards, Chicago, supernatural stuffs, and a whole bunch of sarcasm then go read this series. I DEMAND IT!
10. I just can’t wait to be king – Pick a book with some kind of monarchy in it.
Gone by Michael Grant. I really enjoyed this series. The sum of it is one day all of the adults in a small area of California (I’m pretty sure it’s California) disappear, leaving everyone under the age of sixteen. Technology has also abandoned them so the phones, televisions, and internet doesn’t work, making it impossible to communicate with anyone outside of the enclosed area they are trapped in. And then some kids start showing signs of certain abilities that they didn’t have before.
Bullies begin bossing around the weak. Rich kids come down from their school to try ruling over the kids in town. Children and teens with powers are treated differently.
It was a good read. I heard it might even turn into a TV series but I’m not sure if that’s actually true or not.
11. Colors of the wind – Pick a book with a beautiful colorful cover.
I’ll say City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It’s not exactly colorful, but I really like the skyscrapers and the whole ‘glowyness’ thing going on. As well as Jace’s tattoos. It let’s you see how they describe them in the books. I’ve read the first three in the series, thinking it had ended, but when it was decided that there would be three more I decided to wait for the last three. I own the fourth and fifth one but haven’t bought the sixth one yet. It’s a good series and the movie was…okay. It could have been a lot better but it could have been a lot worse too.
And I’m done! This was fun. Thanks again, Emmy!
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