About 53 thousand eons ago, I was tagged in the Book Sacrifice Tag by the hilarious Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts. No joke, it has been a solid 5 months now… I HAVE POOR TIME MANAGEMENT *wails*. However, since I am finally starting to hold the fort down, and get on top of my posting, I decided to go and revisit all of my old tags and slowly pick them off the list.
Nevertheless, better late than never, hey? So without further ado, here is:
An over-hyped book
Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?
Firstly, what kind of zombies’ weakness is over-hyped books? *shakes head* I’d have to go for The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Whilst I had already read (and loved!) Looking For Alaska, and Paper Towns, the hype of TFIOS was its downfall for me.
Also, if I threw it to the zombies, maybe they’d be taken aback by the emotional love story, and stop attacking? I CAN HOPE.
Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
I would have to plump for The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. Now, to clear my name against the torrent of hatred I’m expecting, I did enjoy this book somewhat. It just didn’t live up to the magic of The Lightning Thief, and I really lost steam in the series by this point.
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?
I was going to agree with Joey, and go for Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (and this would still rank second on my list of least favourite classics), but after careful consideration, I’d have to give the prize to Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. While, admittedly, it was for an english assignment (so all life was drained out of it), the plot just didn’t grip me.
A Least Favourite Book:
Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?
I’d go for REAMDE by Neal Stephenson. I really like Joey’s train of thought, that a book you haven’t read would be easier to sacrifice without the regret: it’s been on my TBR shelf for a year now, and at 1044 pages, I really can’t stammer the energy to start it. That being said, the sheer quantity of pages would serve as excellent fire kindling in this frozen wasteland.