The Grinch Book Tag

It has been a while since I have done a book tag. Here is one I have seen on Maddy (The Book Pusher)’s channel. It has questions inspired by the Grinch character and Christmas grumpiness. Let’s go.

Questions:

1. Half of the lights on the Christmas tree are burnt out : Name a book/series/character that started out good but then went downhill

Yelena Zaltana and Valek in Poison Study. Nope. They had so much potential. But, Yelena turned into a lady who is good at everything, and Valek was simply a love-sick puppy.

Bleurgh.

2. Annoying Great Aunt Sally who will not leave you alone : Name a book that you didn’t enjoy, but everyone else seems to love so it never goes away

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Listen, I have a problem with how women were portrayed in this book. Even the love story was not something I felt remotely interested in. At all.

3. Your pets keep knocking over the Christmas decoration : Name a character that kept messing things up for everyone else (can’t pick a villain!)

Cluck’s douche of a brother in Weight of Feathers. Another someone who ruins things all the time is Mae’s brother in Demon’s Lexicon (His name is Jamie, and I disliked how he was handled overall).

4. You hear your parents putting out the presents and learn Santa isn’t real: Name a book you were spoiled for

Snippets of Fallen Kingdom, like I know some of the people who end up together in later books. Disclaimer, though: I don’t hate spoilers. For the most part, they tend to help me with my anxiety.

5. It’s freezing outside: Name a main character you just couldn’t connect with

Shahrazad in The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Nope. Zero connection. She goes from “Oh, I am going to get revenge” to “He is so beautiful” so fast. I can’t even understand the attraction.

6. Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ and it’s giving you anti-romantic feelings : Name a couple you couldn’t stand

You know that has to be Po and Katsa from Graceling by Kristen Cashore. Oh, I dislike them so much. They are flat cut outs of action figures, who do nothing more than “fight.”

7. That scratchy homemade wool sweater you got for Christmas years ago but won’t get rid of : show some books that have been sitting on your shelves for a while, and you aren’t motivated to read, but you don’t have the heart to get rid of

For whatever reason, I am uncertain about longer books. They scare me. I don’t want to get rid of any of them, because I know it’s very likely that I will enjoy them. Some of those books include Brandon Sanderson’s novels and Brent Weeks’ books as well. It’s just a different genre for me. But, let me reiterate: I have no intention of getting rid of them. I am just not motivated to read them so far.

8. Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer: Name a character death you still are mad about (warn people for spoilers! You can also use TV or movie deaths)

There is a death in Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo that broke me into a thousand pieces. Another one is in City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

9. The malls are overly crowded with holiday shoppers: Name a series that has too many books in it/went on too long

Definitely Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Why is it fourteen books long? And, how on earth am I going to read it without getting tired of these characters?

10. The Grinch : Name a main character you HATE (No villians again!)

The two main people in You Know Me Well by David Levithan and

As I watched Marines' video of this tag, I felt that it would be a
    Ali from the Hardback Hoarder channel recorded a video where she answered the
    I was watching Aly from Hardback Hoarder's video on this tag, and I
dinasoaur
awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

Author: dinasoaur

awk. 30s. hufflepuff, muslim, vegan, novice yogi, mental health, photography, book blogger, she/her

One thought on “The Grinch Book Tag”

  1. I don’t recognize most of these books (or those I do I haven’t read) but that may be a good thing since they’re books that have elements you dislike! haha.

    I have read Graceling, and I think I enjoyed it okay, but honestly I can’t remember. Which sort of relates to my indifference toward spoilers as well. Unlike others, I don’t mind spoilers, especially if it’s for something I’m interested in but am not currently reading/watching. The main reason why is by the time I actually get reading/watching, I’ve forgotten it! (That and I like the journey of a book. Sure, knowing so-and-so is going to die or is really evil can be an exciting revelation, but learning how and why can be just as fun.)

    I totally get you with the longer books. I like longer books, but as I take so long to read lately I’ve been choosing smaller books over them. Brandon Sanderson is one that is definitely recommended all the time (my husband actually really likes his books too, so I do plan on reading them as some point so we can discuss them), but boy, do they seem like work! haha.

    And oh no, not a heartbreaking death in Crooked Kingdom! I’m actually reading Six of Crows right now (only like 100 pages in) and I’m loving it. I mean, I’m not surprised there’s going to be a big death, it’s a big group of people so surely someone has to go, but oooh. I’m not ready (and I’ve just started, haha).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *