Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tag Thursday - Book Sacrifice Tag

Hello everyone!

I am back once again with another Tag Thursday post, this week it is the book sacrifice tag, which was created by Ariel Bissett. You can check out her original video here.

1. An Over-Hyped Book You Hated: 

Let's start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let's say you're in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies' only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!


 
I think that for me, the over-hyped book I didn't like was probably The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I guess I can't say that I hated it, but I felt like everyone I talked to had really loved this book and this series. I thought it was just okay, nothing special. However, I would have no problem throwing any one of the books in the series at a zombie!

2. A Sequel You Didn't Like: 

Let's say you've just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself? 


I think that the sequel I hated the most was Meridian by Josin L. McQuein. To be honest, I didn't even like the first one, but this one was just whole other version of terribleness. I hated the dual perspective, it was boring and frankly too long!


3. A Classic You Hated: 


Let's say you're in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is horrible and it's worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?


This one is a little harder because I haven't read many classics, maybe 2 or 3. However, I would say that my least favourite classic was To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I don't know, maybe it was because I read it in grade 9 and wasn't fully capable of comprehending it or if because I had to read it for school and write an essay on it. Either way, it was not my favourite!

4. Your least favourite book of life: 


Let's say that you're hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You're trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

I think that for this, it is without a doubt, Matched by Ally Condie. This book was terrible, in fact, I don't even think that I finished it. When I read this book, I borrowed it from a friend and I am so glad I didn't spend my money on it! I really wanted to like this book but it was just awful. There was little world building and the love triangle was just nauseating. There was nothing memorable about this book. I don't remember if there is a major event or climax, maybe I didn't make it that far...


So that is it! The book sacrifice tag! I hope you enjoyed and I will see you next week for another Tag Thursday!