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’80s Movie Book Tag

Unpopular opinion: I hate ’80s movies!

Yes, I’m sure.

Yes, even your favorite film.

Yes, especially The Return of the Jedi.

Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books did this tag  (complete with graphics) a couple days ago. I’ve been perfecting my answers ever since.

 

 A book that kept you up all night

I stayed up till midnight to finish The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo because I COULD NOT STOP.

evelyn hugo

Something about this book’s writing was so addicting.

I maaaaay have considered bleaching my hair in Evelyn’s honor.

I now have Taylor Jenkins Reid’s entire bibliography on my TBR.

 

A wonderfully quotable book

I copied down multiple passages from The Sky Between You and Me.

Sky Between

Never thought I’d love anorexia poetry, but here we are.

Several passages spoke to me during my first year of living in Seattle. This was my favorite:

I wish I could tell you that I’m fine

better now

that things are back to the way they were

But it can’t be the same

Can’t go back to the way it was

Whatever-

Whoever-

I was

Because I’m different now

Not better

Not worse

Just different

 

A character who loves breaking the rules

Dread Nation’s Jane McKeene doesn’t have TIME for rules.

Dread nation

Who cares how much she lies when she’s so effective at putting down shamblers?

Her friendship with Katherine is my FAVORITE.

Bi rep? Yep.

 

A couple that took an eternity to get together

Kristin Cashore must have learned her lesson from Graceling, because she slowed down Fire and Brigan’s courtship to snail speed.

Fire

I kept asking, “ISN’T THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROMANCE?”

It was worth the wait. Trust.

 

A book involving time travel

I thiiiiink Claire North’s End of the Day involves time travel.

Image result for claire north end of the day

I haven’t read it.

I hear North’s books have high concepts with underwhelming execution.

Fellow book bloggers: should I go for it?

 

A character with a unique style

(This movie reminds me of Bowling for Soups “1985” EVERY TIME.)

Descriptions of Blue Sargent’s clothing mention thrift-store finds, three tops sewn together, and shredded skirts.

Dream Thieves

Her style is SO unique, I haven’t been able to picture it.

 

Favorite book involving the training/mentoring trope

Alternate take: favorite book where the trainer and mentor fall in love.

OBVIOUSLY The Scorpio Races.

2

I’m not sorry.

 

A book with a trip that doesn’t go as planned

In Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, best pals Jess and Chunk fall in love unexpectedly.

Image result for jess chunk and the road trip to infinity

At least, I think so. I didn’t finish the book.

 

A book with the central character’s name in the title

Eragon?

For REAL?

Image result for eragon

Dear Brain: WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS?

 

A female character who comes out of her shell

The Book Thief’s Liesl blooms in her adopted household.

Book Thief.jpg

Her friendship with Max makes my heart soft.

I should’ve put Liesl/Max on my nostalgic ships.

 

A death that took you by surprise

EVERYONE IN CLOCKWORK PRINCESS GETS A HAPPY ENDING EXCEPT HENRY BLACKWOOD?

Clockwork Princess

WHY?

FOR WHAT PURPOSE?

WHY WOULD YOU KILL OFF THE GINGER AND LET WILL HERONDALE LIVE?

 

An ending that left you both happy and sad

Girl Made of Stars gutted me.

girl made of stars

 

I love you, Hannah, Mara, and Charlie.

You deserve everything.

 

Of the movies listed, I tolerate When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride most.

Let me know your favorites (books OR movies) below.

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She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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