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Summer Lovin’ Book Tag

I resurrected some very old summer book tags.

This first one is called the Summer Lovin’ Book Tag, found on Super Bookworm.

Surprisingly, this tag has nothing to do with Grease.

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Start of Summer

Pick a book with an attention-grabbing first line

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I didn’t care for The Miseducation of Cameron Post, but you can’t beat the first line:

The afternoon my parents died, I was out shoplifting with Irene Klauson.

Oh…all right!

I started this book in the middle of a Presbyterian church in the U-District at a friend’s concert.

I ripped through 50 pages before the concert started.

Then the plot slowed to a steady meander and I lost interest.

 

Too hot to go out

Pick a book for a day in

Let’s pretend I’m still a bored, grumpy teen.

What do bored, grumpy teens like?

Complaining…and fanfiction!

(Based on these requirements, I’m still a teen.)

Scarlett

Thus, I shall read about the wacky exploits of Scarlett Epstein.

 

Summer road trip

Pick a book you’d take on the road

I’m headed for Ashland Oregon this August.

Based on my itinerary, I’ll probably be in the mood for something light.

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Tongue-in-cheek death story it is.

 

Ice tea goodness

Pick a book with a cold setting

As Padme reminds us, space is cold.

So is iron.

So are hearts.

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Heart of Iron sounds VERY cold.

 

Nasty sunburn

A book you really disliked (so far) this year

This isn’t COMPLETELY fair, because I didn’t finish this book, but I didn’t care for Bone Gap.

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It was real folksy, which didn’t match the descriptions I’d gotten from other bloggers.

I have certain expectations for “whimsical” magical realism stories. With the darker turn, I wanted more Summer of Salt than Grapes of Wrath.

No such luck for me.

 

Sizzling Summer read

Recommend one of your favorite books (this year)

You’ve heard me gush.

You’ve heard me squeal.

Once again: I loved Technically, You Started It and you will, too.

TYSI

It’s fast.

It’s funny.

It represents a minority sexuality.

If you liked such books as

  • Alex, Approximately
  • I Can’t Tell You
  • The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You

you will love this story.

I promise.

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This is the first of several summery tags.

I have more books you’ll love!

Happy summer! Wear sunscreen!

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She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. In 2014, tired of my pop culture rants, my mom told me, "You should start a blog!" In 2015, needing a place to gush about the new Star Wars trilogy, I created this site. In 2016, while working an insane schedule at the local bakery, I stopped writing. That same year, I moved to Seattle. Picture every fresh-faced young woman you've ever seen stepping out of a taxi in a movie. That was me...only with a lot more anxiety and shorter hair. Living here has been a trip. I'm not always happy, but I find plenty of stuff to write about. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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