Thank you for Hannah’s Book Reviews for tagging me for this.
- Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @Books With Wings
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Answer all the questions
- Tag at least 4 people
Part one: Beginning of the year
- A book that you were really excited for- A Christmas Treasury. I had this book since last Christmas and was really looking forward to reading it.
2) A book that started out really well- A Darker Shade of Magic. After one paragraph, I really got into the series- literally. That is how I knew
Part two: the world goes on hold
3) A book that had an unexpected plot twist- there were lots of plot twists in the Shades of Magic Trilogy. SPOILER: in A Conjuring of Light, the final story, had a plot twist I didn’t see coming. I discovered Lila is an Antari and saw a change in Holland I never saw it. I didn’t really like Holland that much in the first two weeks, but in A Conjuring of Light, I learned to like to him more, and unexpectedly, he was most responsible for destroying Osaron
4) A book where you felt like nothing happened- I can think of multiple books that can fall under this category. I felt that way with Pride and Prejudice- I was like “there is no plot”.
5) A book where two main characters were separated (quest, disease, forbidden, etc….)- I thought of the Harry Potter Series for this one. More than once, the trio was separated- the trio is one of my favorite friendships.
Part three: The world tries to reopen (and begins a second wave of the pandemic)
6) A book in which the characters made a bad decision- Hmmm, I am thinking of Lord of the Rings. Due to the burden of the ring, Frodo does make bad decisions- as in trusting Gollum in the first place.
7) A book with an impatient/overly eager character- this is really hard for me to think of
Part four: The world adjusts (not sure this ever actually happened but…I’ll bend this a little)
8) A book in which the character’s goals change midway.- this sounds strange to say, but all I can think of belongs to one of my book. Norg’s goals do change midway- originally, he was acting as a secondary antagonist. but after a certain incident with Sarge, his goals changed. He went from Sarge’s spy to becoming enemies with him to siding with the Fairy Frogs.
Part five: The end and looking forwards
9) A book whose sequel you really anticipated/are anticipating- well, so far all the sequels I want to read have already been out. What I am thinking of is Nevermoor: Hollowpox, that book debuted this year. However, I have to wait till all the Nevermoor books go to paperback- looking forward to reading the entire series
10) A book whose sequel was better than its original- never really thought of this. Don’t know if I actually can think of one
11) A book that you read just to finish it (didn’t like it but wanted to finish it anyways)- Anna Karenina. I didn’t think Anna was the main character at all. I only finished it anyway due to a subplot I was enjoying- the Levin and Kitty story.
In addition, I tag anyone else who would love to do this tag.
You’re welcome! I loved reading your answers!
Wow, I loved reading your answers to my tag! Ha, I agree that trusting Gollum was a VERY bad idea. Ooh, I’m glad you enjoyed Shades of Magic, I really want to read that soon! I have yet to read a book by Schwab and I really want to!
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I actually loved Shades of Magic
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Yeah, that’s what it seemed like from your post! I cant wait to try it out!
It was fun to read all of your answers! I’ll write my answers here:
1) This one’s a little tough since most of my reads this past year were rereads (excepting some books read for school, and one that was gifted to me for the past Christmas by my grandma). So I guess I’ll go with the book my grandma gifted me, which was called Time and Chance by Sharon Kay Penman! On second thought, Harbor for the Nightingale by Kathleen Baldwin was a book I was anticipating reading because I’d previously read other books in the series and was finally able to purchase that one!
2) I reread Momo by Michael Ende this past year and I’ve always thought it started off really well. I’d say that the beginning has probably always been one of my favorite parts of the book; it really just has a way of luring a person in!
3) I guess that The Prisoner of Azkaban has a plot twist… I knew it was coming, since it was a reread, but still fun nonetheless!
4) I can’t think of many books I read this past year where I felt that nothing happened, but maybe some parts of Suetonius’ Lives of the Caesars would qualify! I just felt like some parts had a definite lull, but it could have been, partially, my state of mind while reading!
5) I think I’ll go with Momo by Michael Ende again for this one!
6) I think I’ll go with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Húrin for this one! Túrin, the main character–and a few others–make what I would call some pretty bad decisions (or, at the very least, rash and unfortunate ones). There are, of course, underlying circumstances, but that’s what came to mind!
7) Pelham from The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer fits the bill for this one, I think!
8) I think I’ll use The Convenient Marriage here, again!
9) Though I was anticipating Harbor for the Nightingale as a sequel to the other books in that series, I’m anticipating the next book in the series now! Not sure when it’ll be coming out, but I’m excited for it!
10) Struggling to think of one for this right now, too!
11) Happily, I didn’t have any books like that this year (as far as I can remember, anyways!). I guess that maybe the closest I’d get to that is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. A major goal of mine was to be able to say that I’d finished reading it, but I was definitely enjoying it as I made my way through. I don’t think I’d have been able to make it through otherwise, regardless of how eager I was to finish it. All the same, I might’ve struggled with it a lot more than I did if I wasn’t so set on finishing it, too, if you know what I mean!
Thanks for the tag! I will get to it soon!
Great answers Meg!! And thank you for tagging me ☺️
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