Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Book Sacrifice Tag

  I was tagged by my very good friend Keturah, for The Book Sacrifice Tag.  When I first saw the title I went, "Okay, sounds a little weird"....then I read the post and immediately said, "I'm going to love this!!"
 



  #1: An Over-Hyped Book
  Situation: You are in a bookstore when the zombies attack.  Over the loudspeakers you hear the military announce that over-hyped books are the zombies' only weakness.  What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies?
 
  Well this one is quite easy for me.  Anyone of the Twilight books!  Now I have never read the Twilight series, but I know people who have and I know the Twilight story, and it's over-hyped.  And not only are they so popular that I would be able to find them in pretty much any bookstore, also every time I am in a Thrift Store (which is where I do my book shopping usually) I run across 2 in. thick, hardcover copies of the Twilight series and they look like pretty efficient weapons. 
 
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  #2: A Sequel
  Situation: You are caught in a torrential downpour and you're probably the type who melts when you get wet.  What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself.
 
  First off, what do you think I'm made of?  Sugar Cookie dough?  Or at least, that's what I would tell my Grandpa when he would say I shouldn't be out in the rain!  I love the rain!  But if I was trying to protect a fancy hairdo or my makeup.....I would use either of the sequels in Beverly Lewis' Annie's People series.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a lot of Beverly Lewis' novels and she is one of the only Amish fiction authors I have read who actually accurately portrays the Amish.  And yes, I know what I'm talking about, I once lived among the Amish.  And while I think she did a good job of portraying the story that she wanted to, it was just really weird!  Like really weird!
 
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   #3: A Classic
  Situation: You're in English class and your professor won't stop going on about a classic that "revolutionized literature".  Personally you think the classic is garbage and you decide to express your opinion by hurling the book at his head.  What classic is that?
 
  Another easy one.  Gone With the Wind.  Now this is another book that I haven't read.  But I know a lot of people who have, one of those being my older sister whose opinion of literature I trust, and it has been described to me (and knowing the story as well as I do I agree with this description) as "A waste of 4 hours".  Plus in book format it's a pretty hefty book!  I might give the professor a concussion and that would effectually shut him up...at least for a little while!
 
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   #4: A Least Favorite Book
  Situation: You're hanging out at a bookstore (where else would you be?) when global warming somehow manages to to turn the whole world into a frozen wasteland.  Naturally, your only hope of survival is to burn a book.  Which book would you not regret tossing into the fire?
 
  Beg pardon, but how does global warming turn the world into a FROZEN wasteland?  Anyway, the book/s I wouldn't mind tossing into the flames would be Jody Hedlund's An Uncertain Choice and it's sequels, A Daring Sacrifice  and For Love & Honor.  I read the first book all the way and skimmed the other two ( my sister's ARC's, the last book isn't out yet), and what I found the most annoying, is that the female's have such modern idea's and attitudes.  Plus the men are too crude in front of ladies.  At least for men who are supposed to be medieval knights.  Now they do have gorgeous covers, like really gorgeous ones.  My favorite is For Love & Honor.  So I would throw them in the fire and be content that, even if I had no use for them where enjoyment was concerned, at least they were useful for keeping me warm!
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 Now one of the girls who did this tag thought it was too short, so they added a question.  I agree, so I am using that extra question.
  #5: A Series
  Situation: There's a flooded stream you have to cross on your quest and you can't get your feet wet.  Which series (oh yeah, btw, you brought your whole bookshelf and also probably local library with you) will you use as stepping stones?

  Another easily answered question!  The Elsie Dinsmore series.  I enjoy the first few books, but by the time Martha Finley reached book 9 or so (and she only ever wrote past 1 because all her readers wanted more) she had run out of plot ideas and so the books are basically them traveling all over the U.S. and telling the stories of the historical sites they visit.  SOOOOOOOO BOOOOOORRRINNGGGGG!!!!!!  If these books were supposed to be history books, all right, but they aren't, they are supposed to be historical romance novels!  And I would totally find a way to transport my bookshelves and the local library with me on a quest!!

  Now I am going to tag, MovieCritic, my good friend Andie, my twin sister Tazzie (just do it in the comment,s sis), my older sister Melody (I don't usually tag Mel, but I know she would do this tag!) and HopeAnn.


5 comments:

  1. Oh thanks! This will be so fun to do!!

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  2. I think I'd go with these. I used to love ALL of my Elsie books, but now that I've read them a dozen times... Ugh. And though I knows there's romance and that was one of the main reasons I re-read them so many times (I say as someone who now avoids romance novels), I never thought of them as historical romance. Maybe because they were contemporary when they were written. And the romance is never really the plot.

    And thanks for warning me off Jody Hedland's books. That's just what I find most annoying in historicals. Because I think they were somewhere on one of my lists.

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    1. I'm pretty sure they are technically 'Romance'.

      I picked up the first book because it sounded similar to Melanie Dickerson's, but they were a lot lamer.

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