As soon as I saw this tag was being made, I knew I was going to have to get involved. You can find the original post here:
“Would be funny if we both got it wrong, eh? If I did the good thing and you did the bad one?” – A book you expected to like but didn’t and/or a book you didn’t expect to like but did or more than you had thought you would.
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa by Eugene Sledge. I’ll be honest, as well intended as I was when I purchased the memoir regarding Sledge’s experiences in the Pacific war, I didn’t expect I’d get past the first few chapters.
However, I was transfixed. It’s not an enjoyable read, but it’s an important one. It not only gave me an insight into Joe Mazzello’s performance but it taught me a hell of a lot about warfare.
“Get behind thee, foul fiend…After you.” – Favourite flirty line
“Lovely chatting with you, darling, but I’ve got to run. Face it, you’re always more content when you’re chasing me than when you have me locked up. I think we’re going to have a lot of fun.” Gretchen in Chelsea Cain’s Heartsick series has a rather strange relationship with the protagonist. Their type of flirting is VERY different.
“Somebody killed my best friend” – Bookish death that affected you the most
Jake and Cloquet in the Bloodlines Series by Glen Duncan. Jake, I struggled with but I understood why it happened however when Cloquet died mid By Blood We Live, I put the book down, cried my eyes out and never returned to the story. I just couldn’t do it. Nope, no way.
“You go too fast for me Crowley” – Favourite slow burn
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is my favourite slow burn. Mainly because of how the relationship develops and the alternating characters so we get to know both Juliet and Declan.
Or it would have to be Birthday by Meredith Russo! It’s the slowest of burns and quite possibly the best romance book I’ve ever read.
“Thank you for my pornography” – A romance scene you loved or that made you cringe (stating which is optional if you’d like to keep people guessing)
In the last of the Heartsick series there’s two scenes that really made me uncomfortable. Both happen to Archie Sheridan and one is most defiantly sexual assault and the second becomes assault by the end.
“There never was an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it” – Have you ever been caught reading a book when you shouldn’t have been? Either for content or the situation.
So, I used to work in a cinema and I’d be put on many different jobs. If I was on Box Office or Ben and Jerry’s I’d have a book with me to keep me out of trouble. It’s how I read the Twilight Saga. I even read the entire of Howl’s Moving Castle one Tuesday when I worked a 2-10 on Ben and Jerry’s (It was February and I served maybe 3 people)
This is all well and good and the managers turned a blind eye to it. Except for one; my at-the-time boyfriend who, I might add, didn’t even work in the same branch.
“Well, obviously. You’re a demon. That’s what you do.” – Favourite unapologetic villain.
It has to be Artemis Fowl. The child genius who very rarely shows remorse for his actions. He’s loyal to his own and someone you enjoy following, but the fact that he’s not an angel makes it all the better.
“He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, ie., everybody, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” – Favourite Twisty book
Slayer by Kiersten White has to have one of the best twists going. I didn’t see it coming and I’m itching for the sequel.
“Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.” – Favourite complex or morally grey character
There’s only one character that I can put here. It can only be Professor Serverus Snape. While there’s an argument that he is actually morally pure based upon his actions, however he is presented to the read as a conundrum. It’s not until the end that the reader finds themselves surprised or have their theory of his faux villiany validated.
He’s the truist hero in every sense of the word; he allows himself to be accused, villified and hated all for the sake of the cause.
Long live the half-blood prince!
That’s all for now.