TAG : Tropes Book Tag

I was tagged by the my favorite Sara @ Bibliophagist for this!

It’s funny that I was excited when I got tagged in the post, but then I’ve been slacking off so much this past month that I forgot about it and had to actually go back and search for this tag! Yeah, I gotta catch up fast. And I’ll start with this amazing tag! 😀


HOPELESSLY DEVOTED | NAME TWO CHARACTERS FROM SEPARTE SERIES THAT YOU SHIP

Shipping characters from the same series is hard enough without adding the difficulty of them belonging to different series! So, no. I’ve never shipped characters from different series.

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS | NAME A FEMALE MC WHO DIDN’T NEED A MAN TO COMPLETE HER

Lisbeth Salander.

 

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT | NAME YOUR OTP

Rhett Buttler and Scarlett O’ Hara. Gone With The Wind.

MENTAL ILLNESS AS A QUIRK | NAME A BOOK THAT REPRESENTED MENTAL ILLNESS WELL

Perks Of Being A Wallflower, maybe?

THE CHOSEN ONE | NAME A MAIN CHARACTER THAT DID (OR ALMOST DID) RUIN A SERIES FOR YOU

Unpopular Opinion – Feyre got on my nerves more often than not during The Court of Wings And Ruin. I would have enjoyed the book a lot more with a little less of her self-righteous attitude.

 

FRIENDS TO LOVERS | NAME A DUO THAT WENT FROM FRIENDSHIP GOALS TO RELATIONSHIP GOALS

Definitely, Josh and Hazel.

AMNESIA | NAME A BOOK YOU WOULD FORGET FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER

Harry Potter. So that I could read the whole series for the first time again. Heh!

BAD BOYS | NAME YOUR FAVORITE VILLAIN

To hate or love?
My favorite villain to hate is Dolores Umbridge.
My favorite villain to love is Victor Vale.

MISSING PARENTS OR ADULTS | NAME A BOOK THAT COULD’VE BENEFITED FROM A BIT OF PARENTAL GUIDANCE OR ADULT SUPERVISION

Umm… I know there are books I’ve read which could use some of parental guidance. But I can’t for the life of me think of any of them right now. Meh.

GIRL/GUY GANG | TAG SOME FRIENDS

DaisyGal | Rebecca | Melany


This was as fun as it was difficult! Of course, if you don’t feel like doing it, then that’s fine! But if I didn’t tag you and you still want to do it, please don’t let that stop you! ❤ 

             

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday : Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

Happy Tuesday, peeps! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I like this week’s prompt – Longest Books I’ve Ever Read – a lot because I’ve read a number of long books in my days.

I’ve generally had positive experiences with long books. Well, if I start a long book and it doesn’t grab my interest at the beginning, I do have the bad habit of dropping it. But, even so, most lengthy books I’ve read actually rarely disappointed me as a whole.

I think there are a lot more 700 odd-pages books I’ve read but I have skimmed through parts of more of them than not. So, I’ll only talk about the books I’ve read without skimming.

P.S. I won’t specify the pages as different editions have different numbers of pages, I’ll just talk about the page-range based on the editions I own.


 1000-odd Pages

Lord Of The Rings | J. R.R. Tolkien : I have a humongous book with the compilation of the trilogy. It might be the largest book I own.

Gone With The Wind | Margaret Mitchell : I talked in previous post about what an emotionally draining this book was for me. It took me a week to finish it and another week to recover from it. I’d never felt this accomplished as a reader before this, and rightly so, because this is the lengthiest single book I’ve read. After reading this a second time a year later, I decided I was a masochist and never dared to read it again. It has a lot of themes and controversies, but it stands out to me as the the most cynical and yet one of the best romances I’ve read.

 800-odd Pages

  

Outlander | Diana Gabaldon : I’ll be honest with you. I don’t remember the details of the books. I know what happened as a major arc but the minor details evade me. And that’s because I only read this book one time. But I’ll admit that it’s more due to my own whims as a reader than the book itself.

Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix | J. K. Rowling : Initially, this was my least favorite book of the Harry Potter series. But as I grew older and reread this a few more times, I learned to appreciate this book for what it was – a real gem. Suffice it to say, it’s no longer my least favorite. Not even close.

700 odd Pages


Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows | J. K. Rowling : I finished this book in one sitting. Took me probably 8/9 hours. Later I regretted having devoured it so fast and wished I would’ve taken more time to savor every line the first time I read them. Self-control has never been never my strong suit.

Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire | J. K. Rowling : For a long time, this was my favorite book of the series. Even more than Prisoner Of Azkaban. I remember reading this book during a blackout in candlelight and gasping out loud when Harry’s name was announced from the goblet. Ah, good times!

Angels & Demons | Dan Brown : There was an extraordinary buzz around this book when I read it. Everyone around me was declaring this the best book they’d read. While I liked it, I wasn’t blown away by it like the rest of the population. This always happens to me with books with such hype. I’m now more cautious with my expectations for books with praises all around.

Dragonfly In Amber | Diana Gabaldon : I read this book one time just like its predecessor. Gabaldon is a magnificent writer. I loved the series the first and only time I read it, (well, the first three books – I never read the rest of the series). I just think that it just requires a lot of energy and attention from the reader which I never felt like mustering a second time.

Court of Wings and Ruin | Sarah J. Mass : I absolutely loved this book when I first read it. I was aware of the flaws in the back of mind as I read through them but I didn’t mind them. I enjoyed and gobbled it up pretty fast for such a huge book.

Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer : Such a mess. This book was like a horrible trainwreck I couldn’t take my eyes off. And that’s the only reason I could finish it. I don’t think I’ve read many worse conclusions to a trilogy than this.


I was surprised to discover while writing this post that books I thought were among my lengthiest reads – actually weren’t. Maybe it’s because of factors like font size, spacing and page sizes. Who knows? But this was fun!