The Olympic Book Tag

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★QUESTIONS:
Question #1: The Opening Ceremony: What book did you think had an incredible opening? I’ll Give You the Sun 

Question #2: The Games: What is your favorite fictional competition? The photography competition in Hold Still. 

Question #3: The Original: The modern games are based on the original Greek competition. What is your favorite book based on a classic?This took quite a bit of research, but, His Dark Materials by Pullman is apparently based on Paradise Lost, which is one of my favorite classics! I haven’t read it yet, but I know I’ll love First and Then because it’s based on Pride and Prejudice. 

Question #4: The Eternal Flame: What is one ‘ship that you won’t let die, even after the books made it clear it was never going to happen? Draco and Harry in the Potter books. Draco and Hermione. Ben and Radar in Paper Towns. Frodo and Sam in Lord of the Rings (shush you).

I keep wondering what would happen to Mary in Pride and Prejudice and Kitty. 

Question #5: Gymnastics: What’s a book that had so many twists and turns it left your head spinning? (in a good way)

The White Cat trilogy by Holly Black. If you have an interest in wild cards, check it out. 


Question # 6: The Controversial Judge: What’s a book that you have a totally different opinion about than most other people? 
Unlike many people, I actually am quite fond of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. I remember being engrossed in it and feeling relieved to find a kindred spirit in the poet. Same goes to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendental texts. I found romantic ideology to be quite inspiring. It has definitely shaped my life as an adult.

Question #7: Beach Volleyball: What is your favorite fictional duo?
Simon and Clary in The Mortal Instruments. They’re wonderful friends and I adore their connection.

Question #8: Weightlifting: What is the most massive book on your shelf?
Either a Mortal Instruments or Dark Artifices or a Harry Potter book, for sure. I gave away all my theory books and textbooks (thank goodness).

Question #9: (Tell us your favorite Olympic Sport): What is a book that you just tore through with world record speed?
Vampire Academy series!

Question #10: Synchronized Swimming: What is a book series that you kept reading, even though you didn’t have any idea why? 
Maze Runner, The Selection. 

Question #11: The Tortured Fan: What fictional family, group, nation, organization do you irrationally root for no matter how many times they break your heart? 
The Malfoy (Harry Potter) and Duchannes (Beautiful Creatures) family.

Question #12: Closing Ceremony: What book had an ending that just blew your mind? 
Carry On. 

Question #13: Relay Race: Who do you tag?
Anyone who’d like to be tagged! 

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BT: The Severus Snape Book Tag

While Snape is a fascinating character, he’s by no means my favorite out of the Harry Potter gang. He’s up there, though. 

Anyway, here are the questions!
Questions //
1. Severus Snape is always dressed in black. Which book with a black cover is your favorite?

Looking for Alaska. John Green’s first introduction into my world was through this book. White Cat and the whole trilogy by Holly Black. Oh, and of course, the Castor Chronicles.

 
2. Name a book character who you love as much as Severus Snape loves Lily and name a character who you hate as much as Severus Snape hates Harry.

Love: Nick, Alan, Mae, and Jamie  from The Demon’s Lexicon.
Hate: Tiny Cooper from Will Grayson, Will Grayson. 

 
3. Severus Snape was the headmaster of Hogwarts for a short while. As a headmaster, which books would you put on the mandatory read list?

This question makes me squirmy because it reminds me of my teaching past. I used to teach the Hunger Games series. But, if I can do more, probably ask them to read the following: Harry Potter (obviously), Cassandra Clare’s works, Holly Black, and Sarah Rees Brennan’s works. Richelle Mead’s young adult series are also a must.

 

4. As a Death Eater Severus Snape has the Dark Mark. Which character, who also has tattoos, is your favorite?

Sydney Sage.

 

5. Severus Snape made a unbreakable vow with Narcissa Malfoy to protect Draco Malfoy. Which book would you protect with your life?

I’d rather pick a genre. I love contemporary, and I don’t see it as a lesser-than form of literature.The same goes to YA in general. I love it so much.

6. Salazar Slytherin wanted to ban half-blood’s and muggleborn’s from Hogwarts. Which book do you want to ban from bookstores?

None! I’m totally against book banning. Read whatever you want, explore, and discover new things.

7. Severus Snape is part of the Death Eaters as well as the Order of the Phoenix. Which book characters would you like in your group if you had to fight a group like the Death Eaters?

Rose Hathaway and the gang!

8. As a potions master Severus Snape brews a lot of potions. Which of these two potions would you like to drink?

– A potion that would allow you to make reading books your job (No. I like reading, but I’d like to write, too).
– A potion that would allow you to write a book (this one!)

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BT: The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

1.What is a popular book or series that you didn’t like? 

Maze Runner The Gemma Doyle books.

2. What popular book or series that you love everyone seems to hate?

Lots! Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Vampire Academy.

3. Which love triangle where the main character ends up with the person you did not want them to end up with?

The Phantom of the Opera. It makes me mad, so I won’t elaborate. 

4. Which genre you do read the least?

Nonfiction, horror, sci-fi. 

5. Which popular character do you dislike?

Tiny Cooper in Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Oh my God, I hate him so much.

6. Which popular author do you dislike?

Scott Westerfeld. Rick Yancey. Libba Bray. Maureen Johnson. A lot of the classics annoy me as well.

7. What popular book trope (examples: love triangles or post-apocalyptic times) are you tired of seeing?

Insta-love. I like slow burn romances and developed feelings that make some sort of sense.

 

8. Which book to movie adaptation was better than its book?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was pretty good. It’s Kind of a Funny Story was exceptional, too. Oh, and of course Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.

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