Hello everyone! One of my favorite bookish friend, Avy, tagged me to Disney Song Book Tag on Instagram the other day. I guess I’m supposed to answer it there as well, but knowing myself, I have a lot to say and the limit of characters in the caption will most probably be not enough to answer these 8 questions.
Also, I know one answer per question is enough, but you can never get me to pick just one when you ask me questions like these!
So without further ado, let’s get into it!
(Photos DO NOT belong to me and I apologize to the artists if I don’t credit them properly. I got all the photos on Pinterest and I clicked on the links there to see who the photos belonged to. Sadly none pointed me to the right direction, other than showing me who pinned the photo before me.)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline definitely made me see the world differently. It made me realize how near we are to preferring to live in virtual reality than deal with daily normal life. Whether you’re a computer player, tech savvy or not, eventually, everything will exist online and you’re going to be forced to live the way everyone else is living.
Another book that scared me of how fast technology is evolving is 1984 by George Orwell. I’m not gonna pretend that I fully understood that novel. But one thing’s for sure: it made me sit back and analyze the way I’m living my life. If I’m just succumbing to subtle brainwashing of the media, consumerism, and all that jazz. So yes, it was definitely a book that made me see the world differently.
I’m normally unabashed about the books I read and especially books I love. So I don’t think this is ever a case for me.
However, one that comes to mind right now is Warcross by Marie Lu. I really hate (mind the tense) her The Young Elites trilogy. After that disaster, I swore to never read any of her books ever again. But then it was dubbed as Ready Player One-ish and I couldn’t not give it a try because I’ve been searching for similar books to RPO and have been failing.
Oh and another came to mind just now: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. I just had it with DC comics for producing disappointing films time and time again. So when the Wonder Woman movie came out, I didn’t watch it. I was finally at my nope land with DC heroes. But then I couldn’t resist Leigh Bardugo. I mean, have you read Six of Crows?! That is a masterpiece. Of course I will read whatever book she produces from now on.
I have my top 3 most hated characters ever. Numeber one is, Adelina of The Young Elites. She is the reason I swore off Marie Lu books. How can anyone stand her (Adelina, not Marie Lu)??? Second is Feyre of A Court of Mist and Fury. I specifically mention the 2nd book because this is where I finally had it with her. She’s so dramatic! She also thinks she’s all that. May I remind you, Feyre, that you chose to deal with your problems for the sake of Tamlin. So don’t go crying about killing innocent lives now. You chose to do that, boo. She’s the reason why I can’t look at any Sarah J. Maas books and not roll my eyes anymore. I can’t even stomach finishing Throne of Glass anymore. Such a waste. And lastly, Cath of Fangirl. Umm, this girl looks down on people who have different likes than she does? What a special snowflake. Also, stop being clingy. That is why your twin wanted out of your life for once!
Okay. Gotta stop now. I am being triggered just thinking about these characters.
Let’s get this out of the way: everyone wants to live in the Harry Potter world! Including me! Especially me. But preferably to the time after Voldemort is gone.
I also want to live in the Grishaverse. To live in the world where Kaz Brekker exists? Yes please!
Also, Red London. I want my king to be Rhy and my government’s magician to be Kell. And that’s how Red London is. Need I say more?
A book where all my bookish pet peeves, clichès, and tropes that trigger the inner war freak in me DO NOT EXIST.
Of course Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling! Those books made me believe in magic. That’s the best thing you can get from reading fictional books.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell also changed my life. I used to not read books with LGBT characters. Not because I’m a homophobic person. I just didn’t think I’ll be able to ship people of the same sex together. But then I read this book and now I can’t read any books without gay characters in it. Really.
And Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. That book made me realize how people’s opinions of you should never matter. Just live your life. So long as what you’re doing makes you happy, then go for it!
Definitely Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. My favorite book of all time! I absolutely love this book. It really encompasses what your first love will feel like. It reads like my personal diary, actually. It makes you want to relive through it over and over again. But to read it again for the first time will be the best, in my opinion.
Also Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. Probably the first adult fiction book I’ve ever read and appreciated. Have I read this earlier in my life rather than when I was already a senior in highschool, I would’ve pursued careers that resembled that of Robert Langdon! I am dead serious.
2 of my absolute favorite book covers that are perpetually facing out on my bookshelves are Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling and the 10th anniversary edition of The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch!
Here are photos if you need proof of how beautiful they are!
If you’re reading this, then tag, you’re it! I would love to read your answers to these questions.
I’m sad that there isn’t any Mulan songs mention. She’s my absolute favorite Disney character and movie!