Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Books and Reading Tag

I feel bad for you. Like, I’m the one who does all these tags so I know firsthand how repetitive I am, but I do them anyway because tags are fun, right? But you are here, stuck knowing that Heather doesn’t talk about books she doesn’t love, and that the books she loves are select and special of the few that she actually reads.

Here, have a cookie, so you’ll at least get something out of this tag. *hands*

The fabulous people we know as Alyssa and Jo tagged me for the Books and Reading tag, created by Noor.

Here are the rules:

*You must answer all the questions
*Repost the picture with a link to Noor’s blog and the persons blog who tagged you
*You may tag people if you would like, but it isn't required.

1. Current TBR? 

Erm, most of the titles are on my Kindle and stuff. Believe me, there are twenty books around, plus things I want to read for writerly/homework purposes.

2. Book (series) you would like to see as a movie? 

I would really like to see how someone would bring the Darkling to life on the silver screen, so the Grisha Trilogy is an option, but I’m going to go with H.I.V.E. because if I directed that thing, it would be a slam dunk, other than I don’t have any directing skills.

3. Overhyped book/author? 

They’re ALL overhyped. That’s what advertising is.

4. The best book series you will ever read?

That’s presuming a lot. Maybe the best book I’ll ever read hasn’t even been written yet. Don’t just assume things. However, the best series I’ve ever read is the Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman.
via Goodreads

5. Book to movie adaption that was really bad? 

Percy Jackson, Eragon… Let’s just stick with Eragon. I’m all for a reboot of that series, even though I’m one of like, three people I know in real life who was completely enamored with those books.

6. Last book that made you cry? 

Um… maybe Marley and Me? I think I was in sixth grade, so I hadn’t grown out of that “emotionalness” phase. I mean, really, books don’t make me cry, and if they did they wouldn’t be doing their job.

7. Book you're reading right now? 

Umm… It’s some book about werewolves. But it’s on my Kindle and no book on there shall go unread, except maybe Anna Karenina because that looks like too much for me to handle.

8. A book series that you just didn't like? 

HA. So many of these. *opens up reading log to get a few ideas* I don’t know about a series, mostly because I don’t see if there’s anything next, but books: The Book Thief, Swept to Sea, Matched, Casino Royale, Counted Worthy, Royally Lost. Definitely not on the reread list.
via Goodreads

9. Book that you haven't read yet, but really need to? 

The Bestseller Job. Oh, I am dying. akdjadjf

10. All-time favourite author? 

I dunno. Just because an author does good with one series doesn’t mean I like the next one. So I shall pass on this one.

And I did a lot of tagging the last two weeks, so I think I will take a break from tagging. (And yes, that is code for “I don’t feel like linking names five more times.”) However, if this tag took your fancy, don’t let my laziness get in the way of you tagging your heart out!

Thanks again, Alyssa and Jo!

Here’s your mission: pick two of the above questions and tell me your answers in the comments! Or, better yet, link me to your own post! 


  1. Yeah, sometimes I feel like there are way too many tags too. Which means I have a huge tag backlog and I tend to do like three tags at once and tag people for all of them to save myself linking time XD

    But thanks for taking the time to do this tag anyways! Your tag posts are the best, because you have the best way of challenging the questions' assumptions :D I've never read Eragon, granted, but I heard it had a suspiciously similar plotline to Star Wars. And basically I will not suffer an insult to Star Wars. So I never tried it. :P

    1. XD I know, tags can be fun, but also outrageous. You're way more concise, though, and I have the tendency to ramble, so it doesn't always work out.

      Of course. :) I love to challenge assumptions; it is just in my nature to do so! Eragon was indeed similar to Star Wars, but I'm not sure if it's an insult to Star Wars. I don't know if you'd like it, though, anyway. Maybe.

  2. Thanks for sharing! In terms of answering the questions, the last book that made me cry was my yearbook (I was quite emotional and then I was like 'all these people won't be here anymoooooore') I think TFIOS is really really overhyped. I agree with you about the movies, especially because I really loved Eragon. Thanks for doing the tag!

    1. Your yearbook? That's kind of awesome. :) Our real lives always seem to evoke a ton of emotions. TFIOS definitely seems overrated, and YES ERAGON. I'm glad you liked it, too. :)

  3. I actually liked the Percy Jackson movie, although I haven't read the books, so maybe it really is that bad :P. You're also probably the first person I've seen that didn't like The Book Thief.

    1. Er, yeah. I think as a movie the PJO movie was fine, but once you read the books, it's enough to melt your eyes. And yeah, most people really like The Book Thief but it wasn't my cup of tea.

  4. Thank you so much for disliking The Book Thief, because I did too and everyone hates me for it. :P

    Right now I'm reading UnSouled for about the fourth or fifth time because it's the week before my birthday and why not read all my favorite books then, and coincidentally UnDivided was the last book I cried over. Which should tell you a lot about who my favorite author is. xD

    1. EY. Everybody can like what they like and not like what they don't and we can all respect that. *high fives* We are totally cool with our own opinions.

      Aw, that's awesome. XD Undivided was definitely an emotional roller coaster! (And -sha- Neal Shusterman is awesome!)

  5. Fun fun fun. The last book that made me cry was A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hossieni. And my all-time favorite author has got to be Leo Tolstoy. So maybe you should give that kindle Anna Karenina a chance : )

    1. Ooh, I've never heard of that one before! Would you recommend it? And that's good to hear; here's to delving into the story soon!

  6. Funny you should mention the Unwind series...I was just thinking about diving into the second one. I was pleasantly surprised with some of the themes that it tackled when I listened to it on audiobook last year.

    Regardless of the amount of recent tags, I enjoyed reading this one:)

    1. Oh, oh, oh, and it only gets better, at least in my opinion. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

      :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  7. My all time favourite author is....*drumroll* MAGGIE STIEFVATER. *tosses confetti over own head* YAYA. I LOVE HER SO MUCH AND ADORE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER BOOKS. NO DOUBT. Hehe. Little bit obsessive? Yes. No regrets. XD

    1. I've heard you fangirl before! I haven't read any of her books, but my younger sister really enjoys her. I should probably check her out, huh?


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