Happy Thanksgiving! Today I’m doing the Thanksgiving Book Tag, as it’s only appropriate, and I’ll be trying my hardest to come up with answers I don’t give all the time. Am I the only one who does tags and feels like they choose the same books for every tag? I just have certain books that are the ones I automatically think of for certain subjects. Perhaps I need to broaden my book horizons.
1. Bread—What book is purely fluff and has no real plot line?
This may be a little bit of cheating because The Star Touched Queen does have a plot line, I just found it completely basic and underwhelming. It felt like a primarily world-building-focused book and the writing was beautiful, but the plot wasn’t strong enough to carry the lush writing into something meaningful and great. I’d call it fluff because even when the plot points were meant to be impactful and dramatic, it left a lot to be desired.
2. Turkey—What book made you want to fall asleep?
I’m picking a classic for this. I read Treasure Island in high school and it felt like a slow death. I barely remember any actual events of the story. The only real impression it left on me was how slow and boring and completely uninteresting I found it.
3. Gravy—What book makes the whole series worth reading?
I’m aware I pick SJM books in every tag and I really tried to avoid it, but I’ve been giving up on first books in series more often lately and don’t have another series I really love that could possibly fit this. I think this whole series is worth reading, of course, and I thoroughly enjoyed ToG and CoM. However, I think HoF is where things really pick up and the tone of the books becomes more serious. Looking back on the events of the first two, it seems so small. If you read CoM and didn’t love it, I’d still recommend trying HoF because the world and issues expand so much.
4. Stuffing—What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
The only regular (AKA modern) books on my shelf with tons of action are mostly SJM books, so I’m picking another classic. Le Morte D’Arthur is full of action and knights fighting on horseback. I really did not enjoy this book, though, and found every battle repetitive and terrible.
5. Mashed Potatoes—What book looked good and then wasn’t?
First of all, I have to point out that mashed potatoes weren’t the best choice for this question because they have never disappointed. Anyway, The Ocean at the End of the Lane looked great from the synopsis and the cover. I found it confusing and unsatisfying, unfortunately.
6. Cranberries—What book has the sweetest romance?
Not many of the books I read with any romance can be described as sweet. Maybe the couple from The Little French Bistro because they were older and it was pretty simple.
7. Corn—What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Maybe Jackdaws by Ken Follett. It was loaded with horrible, cheesy lines and cliches. The story followed a rather predictable plot and the writing itself was corny. The ending was especially awful.
8. Green Beans—What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
The Black Prism had some interesting ideas but it was so slow. I wasn’t captivated and was apathetic about most of the characters so much of the story really dragged. I remember being a couple hundred pages in and feeling like nothing had happened. The overall plot definitely could’ve been condensed into a shorter book that might’ve been more exciting.
9. Pumpkin Pie—What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
Anything quick and fun. So The Mortal Instruments!
10. Dog/Cat—What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
Stuffing or potatoes. I can’t choose. Just as long as they’re smothered in boatloads of gravy, I’m happy!
The time has passed for me to tag others to do this book tag, I think. I hope y’all have a happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for reading,