It’s been a little while since I last did a tag, so I anxiously scoured the world wide web, to find a book tag, so that I can serve it to my loyal zero million followers.
i have no regular, actual viewers.
it’s all good.
no hard feelings.
definitely don’t cry about it every night. nope.
So the tag! I found it on Zezee’s blog and it has been created by Miranda Reads on YouTube. Thanks to them both, because my almost empty sanitizer bottle that I use everyday to clean my hands and kill covid, knows that I could never come up with something this good.
Let’s get started.
Actions speak louder than words: a book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie
Hahaha. I’ve got so many for the opposite, but let’s stick to the question. I’ve got a couple, actually. I’ve heard that The Devil Wears Prada movie was better than the book. I’ve head that The Lord of the Rings movies are slightly better than the books. But. I’m going with High Rise by J.G. Ballard. Oh, boy did the book suck. I actually haven’t watched the movie, but hey. It’s got TOM HIDDLESTON in it. I just know for a fact that the movie cannot possibly be worse than the book.
The grass is always greener on the other side: rags to riches or riches to rags story
Sorry folks. It’s High Rise again. It’s riches to rags, if you ask me. All of the rich people in the end… *shudders*
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: a parent-child relationship you loved
I’m actually surprised to see how many books I got in mind for this one, considering the fact that this is a SCARCE trope in contemporaries. This holds true for me with any Benjamin Alire Sáenz or Alice Oseman books. They definitely know how to make parental relationships work.
Anyway, I decided to go with Sal and his adoptive father, Vicente from The Inexplicable Logic from my life because they are incredibly underrated and just way to perfect for me to not mention.
Special mention: Sam and her mom’s relationship. It was complex, but loving nonetheless.
You can’t judge a book by its cover: a great book that needs a better cover
I’ve got a lot for this one, but sorry, I just had to go with these. Actually, Cassie’s early books fit this one well. I’m really sorry, but they just aren’t for me. But, her new book covers are great, so I guess it cancels out.
You can’t please everyone: a book that you hate/love that everyone loves/hates
I. Just. Don’t. See. It. Everyone seems to love it and I simply cannot see why. It’s got literary awards and everything. And I don’t see why. All the light this book gets, I really cannot see.
you have my permission to give me a slow and painful death.
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger: a book that you are a better person for having read
I’ve actually learnt so much from this book, in the best possible way. I honestly feel like a changed person after reading this and I genuinely am thankful for having read this.
Love is blind: a book with a disabled character or actual blind love
Not blind love or a blind character, but a disabled one.
Hold on, I sense a breakdown coming-
Ignorance is bliss: a book you know is bad, but don’t want to admit
I’m biased, okay? As far as I know, all of Alice Oseman’s books are GOOD.
(sorry for this one, alice.)
Better safe than sorry: a book you don’t want to read, in case it’s bad
i just- i- i have no excuse. I LOVE Becky. But this book has got average ratings. And the plot seems kinda okay-ish. SORRY. I don’t want my opinion on Becky to change.
Maybe you’d like to check out a blog I did similar to this: The Anti-TBR Book Tag
There is no time like the present: your favorite contemporary book
WAY. TOO. MANY. TO. COUNT.
You can do us both a favour by taking a look at my Goodreads account.
(if it was anyone other than michael jackson, it would be cringy. but isn’t anyone else. it’s michael jackson. zero cringe.)
And that concludes the tag.
So, all the other creators’ tags that I’ve read, they usually tag their friends or their viewers, but since I’ve got neither, I guess I have no one to tag.