The last couple of weeks have been full on for me and you might have noticed the much lighter content than usual. Part of this is no time to write but another part is pure exhaustion. As such I am struggling to get through my usual amount of reading so I thought I would bring you this spring cleaning book tag. I found this via Howling Libraries which is one of my favourite book blogs.
The struggle of getting started
A book or series you struggle to begin because of its size.
The Grishaverse is a series I have only really discovered since joining the bookish community this year. Thusly I’m a bit behind, and while it looks deeply fascinating there are just so many books to read on top of my already growing TBR and ARCs. I will read these eventually but have yet to do so.
Cleaning out the closet
A book or series you want to unhaul.
I know, I know, many of you are utterly scandalized. I got to book four before I was like you know what I can’t with this series. The general plot was okay but honestly, the fake incest romance plotline was a bit blech. Eventually, I stopped keeping up with it.
Opening the window and letting fresh air in.
A book that was refreshing.
So I discovered Something Missing by Matthew Dicks after reading “Memoir of an Imaginary Friend” and being blown away by the book. This took refreshing ideas to a new level and is one of those novels I have never read anything like before.
Washing out the sheets
A scene you wish you could rewrite.
I don’t know if it clarifies a scene but the end of this book made me so angry and I would love to have it rewritten. I was 16 when I read this and literally threw the book across the room in the second to last chapter I think it was and let it sit there for like a month.
Another strong contender for rewriting for me is the Susan doesn’t get to go to the after life because she discovered makeup and boys in The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.
Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series you didn’t think was necessary.
While I found the overall story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child okay, I dislike it as canon. I overall feel like it is deeply unnecessary and overall added no value to series as a whole.
A book that had a clean finish.
This book is one of my favourite books and is so sweet and touching. It ends with no questions of the main character, and is so well written. If you haven’t read this, you really really should.
Reaching to dust the fan:
A book that tried too hard to relay a certain message.
This book is so heavy handed in it’s message about human nature, and restrictions and laws and their evils. It doesn’t help that I completely disagree with Objectivism and Ayn Rand’s bigger philosophy, so I especially felt like this was more of a book constantly beating me upside the head then a reading experience.
The tiring yet satisfying finish:
A series that was tiring but satisfying to get through.
I know I previously mentioned the last book of this series, but I originally read these of the period of 10 years picking on up getting distracted etc. I particularly remembering disliking the Silver chair enough to put me off the final book for 3 years. It should be noted in my boxed set it has placed The Magicians Nephew as book one.
In reality, I really wanted to say A Song of Ice and Fire, for this answer, but so far the series isn’t done!
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