Hello everyone! It’s been a while since my last bookish tag so I decided to trawl through blogs in order to find one to do, and decided to do The Beauty and The Beast Book Tag ’cause hey, the live action movie will be released this year, no?
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- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
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“TALE AS OLD AS TIME” – A POPULAR THEME, TROPE OR SETTING YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED OF READING
The trope where the main character simultaneously has everything and nothing because I love myself a delightful, tear-filled Hagrid-worthy mug of angst. Also, I think that most of the characters belonging to this trope have more depth to them—especially when their creators have written and developed them right.
BELLE – A BOOK YOUR BOUGHT FOR IT’S BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT’S JUST AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE TOO
This gorgeous book broke my heart into uncountable little pieces. I never should have watched Les Misérables the 2012 film while reading Les Misérables the book. All that I felt was twice more than all that I would’ve felt when only reading/watching either one of them.
…But, if I would rewind time and have the chance to change my mind, I wouldn’t because twice the emotion was a great and satisfying journey—resultant cold from bawling my eyes out aside, of course.
BEAST – A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH FROM BUT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED YOU
I admit, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to poetry (as you’ve probably deduced from my reviews on some collections of poetry) so when I picked up Vulgar Remedies by Anna Journey, I wasn’t expecting anything. I had zero positive expectations and about ten negative ones because of the mainstream “poetry” that’s out there now. However, when I did read this collection, I was pleasantly surprised and supremely thrilled because holy smokes, I’VE FINALLY FOUND A CONTEMPORARY POET THAT I LOVE. Interesting imagery, unique diction and topics other than romantic/sexual love—Anna Journey is like a gift from poetry heaven.
GASTON – A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU DON’T
Oh boy, there’s a bunch of them for this one but the latest one with the lowest rating I’ve given would be The Universe of Us by Lang Leav. I mentioned earlier that I’m a poetry snob, and by now you may have pieced together that this book is one of them mainstream “poetry” that I hate. For me, there just wasn’t anything new or even remotely fresh in The Universe of Us. In fact, I was thinking that how almost anyone could’ve written the poems Leav wrote in this collection the majority of the time I was reading it.
If you’re curious, you can read my review right over here.
LEFOU – A LOYAL SIDEKICK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE MORE THAN THEIR COUNTER PART
I’ve already mentioned this in my review of The Executioner, but yeah, after six Robert Hunter books, I definitely like Carlos Garcia more than Robert Hunter. I mean, I like Robert Hunter too but I feel that Carlos is just better developed as a character than Robert.
MRS. POTT, CHIP, LUMIER & COGSWORTH – A BOOK THAT HELPED YOU THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME OR THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING VALUABLE
The Perks of Being a Wallflower taught me that sometimes, you should be a participant—that you should take a step back and become part of the background so that you’ll be able to gain a different perspective of things.
This lesson definitely helped me out in a bunch of situations, even in ones where I didn’t initially think viewing things like such would be helpful.
“SOMETHING THERE” – A BOOK OR A SERIES THAT YOU WEREN’T INTO AT FIRST BUT PICKED UP TOWARDS THE END
There are few stories (book, short stories and series alike) that are like this for me. Generally, it’s the opposite because I pick my books based on cover, summary, and first line/page/chapter. The last one is especially important since I’m always less inclined to read a book if it can’t capture my attention in the first round. So yeah, I don’t actually have an answer for this one.
“BE OUR GUEST” – A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE OVER FOR DINNER
One. Just one??? Ugh…then I pick Severus Snape. Always.
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Until next time folks!