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The Nope Tag

Thank you to @WordsWithLara for tagging me for this tag.  The Nope Book Tag was created by A Booktube Book.

1. NOPE. Ending:a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy.

Kingdom of Ash and Soot by C. S. Johnson.  The book ends with the main character unconscious.  This ending didn’t make me read book two, it enraged me too much.

2. NOPE.  Protagonist:a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

3. NOPE. Pairing:a “ship” you don’t support.

I don’t like fiction books that romantasize abusive relationships.  Books that do this allow society to continue to rationalize away this behavior. When, in reality, abuse shouldn’t be tolerated no matter how minor it may seem.

4. NOPE. Plot twist:a twist you didn’t see coming and liked.

The ending of The Diary by Julia Derek.

5. NOPE. Genre: a genre you will never read.

I am willing to read all genres of books, but I don’t like to discuss political or religious books with most people because of the issues that can arise.

6. NOPE. Book format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition

Audio books.  I have tried listening to them but my hands get fidgety causing me to lose focus on the book.

7. NOPE. Trope: a trope that makes you go Nope.

I not fond of books that romanticize Stockholm syndrome by having a woman get kidnapped for sexual pleasure.

8. NOPE. Recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  I know this book is a classic but I don’t like Salinger’s writing style, so I don’t see the point.

9. NOPE. Cliché: a cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

I hate when authors end with “and they lived happily ever after”.  Come on there are other ways of conveying a positive ending.

10. NOPE. Love interest: the love interest that’s not worthy of being one.

In my opinion most love interests aren’t worthy no matter how incredible they are.

11. NOPE. Book: a book that shouldn’t have existed and made you say NOPE.

I can’t answer this question.  Yes there are quit a few books I don’t like, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t exist.  Just because I didn’t like a book doesn’t mean others wont like it.

12. NOPE. Villain: a villain you would hate to cross.

Hannibal Lector.  He scares me because a cannibal with a high IQ and a degree in psychology is someone who could actually exist in the real world.

13. NOPE. Death: a character death that still haunts you. 

Dobby from the Harry Potter universe

14. NOPE. Author: an author you had a bad experience reading before and have decided to quit.

E. Thomas Joseph.  I tried to read Winter Eternal: The River That Flows Two Ways but after two weeks I had only gotten 33% through the book and decide to stop.

 

Happy Reading!!!

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A – Z Book Tag

I saw this book tag while I was on YouTube and I thought it looked like a fun way to introduce new titles to everyone.  I’m not sure who created this tag, but whoever you are thank you, I love it.  This tag is a series of 26 questions that begin with the letters of the alphabet.

A – Author you’ve read the most books from

      Nora Roberts/JD Robb

B – Best sequel ever.

      Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet #2)  by Nora Roberts

C – Currently Reading.

      So Much Owed: An Irish World War 2 Story by Jean Grainger

D – Drink of choice.

      Ice tea

E – eReader or physical book?

      I prefer physical books but have been reading my Kindle lately because of price.

F – Fictional character you probably would have dated in high school?

     In high school I was really shy I didn’t date anyone and can’t imagine dating anyone.

G – Glad you gave this book a chance.

      Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan

H – Hidden gem.

1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies

I – Important moment in your reading life.

     In second grade I received an award for the most books read in my class.

J – Just finished.

     Festive in Death by JD Robb

K – Kind of book you wont read.

      Young Adult Romance

L – Longest book you’ve read.

      Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

M – Major book hangover because of.

      Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J K Rowlings

N – Number of bookshelves you own.

      Two, but I also have books on every surface and in every drawer I own.

O – One book you’ve read multiple times.

      The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

P – Preferred place to read.

     My bed

Q – Quote that inspires you.

       As my story came to a close I realized that I was the villain all along.

R – Reading regrets.

      My biggest regret is not reading nonfiction books earlier in life.

S – Series you have started and need to finish.

     Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley

T – Three of your all time favorite books.

  1. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  2. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.
  3. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff 

U – Unapologetic fangirl.

       Harry Potter by J K Rowling

V – Very excited for this release more than others.

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       This question is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child but for the sake of the Tag I will list Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One #2) by Nora Roberts

W – Worst bookish habit.

        I often eat snacks (salty or sweet) as I read.

X – X marks the spot: Pick the 27th book from the top left shelf.

       The Call by John Hershey

Y – Your latest purchase.

      The Complete Fiction of HP Lovecraft

Z – Z snatcher (book that kept you up way to late.

      The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher