The Grinch Book Tag

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The Grinch Book Tag

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last of my Christmas book tags…probably the last one. Most probably the last one. I discovered that I would be travelling from tonight, and I won’t be having internet connection for about two days, and that goes well past Christmas, so this is going to be the last Christmas tag for the season.

But it’s a good one. Trust me.

Now today I'm going to be doing The Grinch book tag, and I decided, much like the creator (Thoughts on Tomes; video is in the media), to do this tag because it’s a different one. Most Christmas tags deal with what we like about Christmas, but let’s talk about the things we don’t like as well, shall we?

So I have 10 questions to answer, each of which deal with something that you don’t want happening on Christmas day. Let us begin!

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

I really really really loved Tanith Low from Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. She was one of my favourite characters in the beginning of the series, but then something happened and she just went downhill for me. No spoilers, but all I'm going to say is that it wasn’t her fault at all. And I don’t blame her. I just don’t like her at all either.

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.

Good question.

I did not really enjoy The Fault in our Stars by John Green, but as all of you know, the entire universe gobbled it up – not that that was a bad thing – and I still see the books, the movie posters and loads of merch everywhere I go. So yeah, it is kinda like Great Aunt Sally.

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

I don’t even need to. Elise Dembowski, the protagonist of This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales took some pretty dumb decisions throughout the book and messed up things for other characters. And some of those actions were pretty mean, let me tell you. I did not like Elise for those moments.

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

That is, by default, the biggest downer on Christmas.

I didn’t want to admit this, but I spoiled the whole of The Secrets of the Immortal series by Michael Scott for myself. I’d read only the first book and hadn’t actually considered continuing the series for a while. But then I saw the rest of the books at a bookstore, and I picked up the last book of the series, and read the damn synopsis. First line spoiled the entire series for me.

But now that I've read the spoiler, I want to get back into reading the series more than ever. See the picture in the media? That's the series. And besides having a really good story, with great characters, it also has some really awesome covers. :P

Moral of the Story: Never ever read the synopsis of a book that comes later in the series before you have read the previous ones.

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

There are not many characters that I couldn’t connect with, but Tris from Divergent by Veronica Roth was definitely one of them. I didn’t like her from the moment she made her appearance, and what was more frustrating was that I could not put a finger on the reason. So I just went throughout the whole book wishing she was someone else.

Sorry. But we didn’t get along together.

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

Peeta and Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I can’t stand any couple for that matter, but these two take the cake.


That scratchy homemade wool sweater you got for Christmas years ago but won’t get rid of: Name 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.

I have a bind up of various Sherlock Holmes stories that I just can’t seem to finish AT ALL. I really like Sherlock Holmes, but I just put down the book for some reason and now I don’t want to pick it back up again, so it’s just lying there. And what’s more frustrating is that I have only about 20 pages left.

Grandma got run over by a Reindeer: Name a character death you still are mad about.

Let’s just say there are a lot.

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

I kinda feel The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan went on for too long, not because of the story or the plot or anything, but because of the whole Greek mythology thing. At one point, it just got tiring to see so much of Percy running around, and I remember feeling glad when Blood of Olympus came out because the series had ended.

The Grinch: Name a main character you hate (no villains).

Can I go with Tris again….? I apologise to whoever loved the series, but I can’t stand her, which is why I haven’t even read Insurgent and Allegiant.

And that was all for this book tag! Wish me Happy Travels, because I most likely will be seeing everyone only on 2nd Jan 2015. My, the year did fly by! Anyway, have a great Christmas everyone and a very Happy New Year as well! Goodbye!

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