Would you believe I thought this tag referred to the nursery rhyme?
Oh…no one’s surprised.
Lil Peep was a rapper who died in 2017.
This tag uses his songs as prompts.
That’s all I really know.
Halei did this tag on her great blog Degenerate Reads with the intent of spread it around the blogosphere.
I got you, Halei. I’ll do my part.
A book character that reflects either your life experiences or shares your outlook on life
I moved to Seattle expecting to fall in love with the city and ended up hating everything about my life.
Everyone else I knew had decent jobs, high salaries, roomy apartments, and lots of friends.
I felt very alone in my crappy studio in a neighborhood I despised.
Reading Alice Bolin’s essays about L.A. in Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession felt like coming home.
Cities suck. Making money sucks. Depression sucks. Pop culture sucks.
But at least I’m not alone anymore.
A hyped book that actually deserved the hype
I read Girl Made of Stars earlier this year.
I read this book in a manner of hours and sobbed for just as long.
This book is so, so, so, so good. I wish everyone would read it.
This book explores what might happen if a relative was accused of rape.
No one wants to think about it, but it happens all the time.
A book you could not stop thinking about after you finished
Opal, the short story at the back of The Raven King, R U I N E D me.
Pros: more Ronan and Adam!!
Cons: IT’S SO SAD!!!
I thought Ronan and Adam had survived the worst.
I thought my heart wouldn’t hurt again.
OF COURSE bad stuff happened to my boys!
My stress levels were HEIGHTENED.
So far, my read of Call Down the Hawk has been tense, thanks to Opal.
NOTHING. IS. GOING. RIGHT.
Unhaul a book RIGHT NOW! If you can’t/don’t want to unhaul, what book WOULD you unhaul? Or what is one time you were glad to return a book to the library?
I want to turn Wayward Son into a flea…a harmless little flea.
Then I want to put that flea in a box, then put that box in another box, then mail that box to myself.
Then what it arrives…I’LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER.
This sequel was so bad, it ruined Carry On for me.
A literary relationship you really admire
The grandma in M or F? is super supportive and a great all-around bud.
She befriends a gay cowboy and they spend their nights square dancing.
I love it.
A book that comes with an anecdote about how/why you cried
(Spoilers for Harry Potter, suicidal ideation)
I’ve told this story before:
I was a mess when Sirius Black died.
Harry made the best choices he could with the information he had and was PURPOSEFULLY LED ASTRAY by a racist wizard and a vengeful elf.
His choices got his godfather, his ONLY SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBER, killed.
THEY WERE GOING TO LIVE TOGETHER ONCE SIRIUS’ NAME WAS CLEARED.
SIRIUS EVEN BOUGHT THEM MIRRORS SO THEY COULD KEEP IN TOUCH.
When Harry told Dumbledore he didn’t want to feel anymore, I felt that so strongly.
I was trying to survive sixth grade at the time; school was so bad, I sometimes wished I was dead.
On better days, I wished I was numb so I didn’t have to hurt anymore.
I read the scene I just mentioned in my bedroom right before my mom drove me to school.
I cried so hard, I was pretty well ruined for the rest of the day.
A book that introduced you to a new genre you now love
By now, you know I love Star Wars.
I started reading the Jedi Apprentice series as a joke.
I read the entire series and its companion series Jedi Quest.
I couldn’t get enough of Jedi adventures.
Jedi Apprentice is the reason I love retellings, novelizations, and space adventure stories.
People talk a lot of smack about The Phantom Menace.
For me, that movie and its tie-in merchandise sparked a lifelong love of science fiction.
A book that others hate, but you love enough to push past the negativity
So many of my blogging friends hate The Raven Boys.
“Hate” might be too strong, but they dislike the writing style, can’t connect with the characters, etc.
Their dislike of the first book can’t quell my love for this series.
I want to go on a magical, raven-themed quest…
…preferably not with Gansey.
Sex with my Ex
An author you didn’t like, but decided to give a second chance
I read a lot of Maureen Johnson in high school, but I didn’t consider myself a fan.
I disliked her writing style too much to appreciate her ability to genre-hop.
I avoided Truly Devious when I found out Johnson had written it.
Bloggers called it their favorite book of 2018, but I didn’t care.
I didn’t need another disappointment like Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes.
For my birthday, I wanted a dumb, distracting mystery to keep me occupied, so I bought Truly Devious.
I READ THIS BOOK SO FAST.
FOR ONCE, THE CLIFFHANGER ENDING DIDN’T MAKE ME THROW THE BOOK DOWN IN RAGE.
Thanks to this tag, I have “Congratulations” by Post Malone stuck in my head.
THAT’S NOT EVEN THE RIGHT ARTIST.
Would you like to do this tag?
I’m going to work on my NaNo project like a responsible person.