Hello beautiful people!
Oooo yay! I’m a 90’s baby, so this works SO well! Thank you Kate @ Harper Grae for tagging me in the 90’s Kid Book Tag! I just recently started following Kate’s blog but from what I’ve seen, it’s completely worth the follow and look around – you lot should all check her blog out ASAP!
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- Link back to the creator The Literary Phoenix to show her some love as a thank you.
- Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90’s. Tag people you think would have fun with this.
- Have fun getting all nostalgic!
Pokemon – Gotta Catch em all
The author you need every book from
Hmmm…I don’t really have one. I try to read as many Emma Mills and Kelley Armstrong books I can, but I haven’t read every book from them. There’s definitely a NEED to though ha-ha!
A book that connected you with your best friend
That, my friends, would be Airborn by Kenneth Oppel. In Grade 9, I auditioned and was accepted for the chorus section in a musical. On the first day, I saw a guy reading this book…I literally jumped right in and said: “I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK! WHAT’S YOUR NAME?” He was literally terrified of me at first, but now we’re the bestest of friends.
A book that seemed like a good idea but was actually a monster
Yes people…I’m a broken record. But really, Woolf’s novel was just a beast! The books in my first year Reading Fiction course were all so great, so I jumped right into Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway…BAAAAAAAAAAAD idea.
Book you hated saying “Bye, Bye, Bye” to
Natsuki Takaya’s Fruits Basket was one of my first manga series I ever read. Even though the series is VERY long, I still didn’t want to say goodbye. I loved the characters and the story so much, it was such a shame to see the ending coming…
A book everyone loved but you hated
It’s been so long since I read Lore’s I Am Number Four that I can’t honestly remember why I disliked it. All I know is that I must’ve been REAL turned off by it, since I gave it a 2 star rating and I NEVER rated books below a 3 star at that point in my life…ever. I remember the plot itself was really fascinating but something was super off for me.
A book that made you wish you died of DYSENTERY
Hmmm…nothing. Not even Mrs. Dalloway…I wouldn’t wish that death upon anyone!
Three books you recommend to anyone, anywhere, no matter what
I always recommend Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh simply because it’s such a beautiful novel for both adult and children alike. It’s one of those books that just makes you FEEL good and highlights on the important things in life through a very poetic manner.
So the reason why I always recommend this novel is that I find the writing style is geared towards a large audience. Typically, I’m not a huge historical fiction reader; however, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is one of the few exceptions to this. Lee touches upon so many genres and topics in just ONE novel that I truly believe any reader can find at least ONE thing they really enjoy.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Paper is truly a work of art. The madness of the character seen through the language and grammatical structure of the short story is truly magnificent, something rarely seen nowadays. It’s a perfect balance in the Gothic and Horror genres; it’s not too scary for those who are really sensitive to scary things, but it’s got enough suspense to it for the die-heart horror lovers.
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