Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Opposite Book Tag


I have been tagged by Ellen @ Random Smiles to participate in the Opposite Book Tag.  Thanks Ellen!

First book in your collection / Last book you bought

The first that I can remember getting is Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky from a family member.


Most recently I picked up The Music of the Spheres by Elizabeth Redfern from my local Goodwill.


A cheap book / An expensive book

The first could be pretty much any paperback I've picked up at Goodwill - so how about Sound Bender by Lin Oliver and Theo Baker.  It would have been something like 53 cents...


A lot of my college textbooks could fit this category.  One of the most expensive was History of Japanese Art by Penelope Mason, it was nearly $100 but it was worth it!


A book with a male protagonist / A book with a female protagonist

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (I prefer this to The Maze Runner, I believe.)


The Shadows by Jacqueline West - My most recent read.



A book you read fast / A book that took you long to read

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - it took only a couple days.  This one really held my interest!


Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen - it took about 16 days.  Good but not exactly my style.  


Pretty cover / Ugly cover

I love the cover of All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill!



As much as I loved Snow Crash by  Neal Stephenson, I was kind of disappointed by the audiobook cover.  If only it could have better reflected the awesomeness of the story and characters.


A national book / An international book

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs - the author is from Florida and he attended the same college as John Green which isn't too far from me.


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks - the author lives with his family in London


A thin book / A thick book

Journey by Aaron Becker - a fantastic 40 page wordless picture book.


City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare - the final installment of The Mortal Instruments series clocked in at 725 pages.


Fiction book / Non-fiction book

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 


The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom - both of these titles were pairs offered this past summer through YA SYNC.


Very (way too) romantic book / Action book

50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James - I'm also going with the same as Ellen. Do I need to explain why?


Duel for Cannons by Dane Hartman - I just randomly stumbled upon this Dirty Harry spin-off book series at a antique shop.  If this Dirty Harry book isn't action-packed, I don't know what is!


A book that made you happy / A book that made you sad

Cress by Marissa Meyer - Brilliant installment of The Lunar Chronicles!  Cress is such a great character!  Together with Thorne, the two really steal the show!


Mrs Hudson's Diaries: A View from the Landing of 221B by Barry and Bob Cryer - This book made me sad because it had so much potential, but it just fell flat.



If I tag you, I'll let you know.  Don't forget to link back to me, so I can see your responses!  [It's alright if you don't want to participate.]  If you want to participate even if you weren't tagged, feel free to join in the fun.

Tag, you're it:

Space Between the Spines
Emily Etc.
The Psychotic Nerd
A Book Paradise
Sabrina's Stories
A Flurry of Ponderings
Marie Loves Books

8 comments:

  1. I keep seeing Ransom Riggs's books around the book community. One of my friends is trying to get me to read the books. Any good?

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  2. Thanks for tagging me Lauren, I've just posted my response now! (http://sabrinas-stories.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/opposite-book-tag.html)
    We Were Liars didn't take me long to read either. I usually find that with mysterious books, because I want to find out what happened!
    City of Heavenly Fire is a thick book - you could knock someone out with that thing.
    And you definitely do not need to explain why you chose Fifty Shades of Grey, lol!

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for linking back to me. :)
      You could easily clobber someone with any of the TMI books! :) Thanks for not making me explain! ;)

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  3. Thanks so much for tagging me!! I'll post mine soon! :)

    http://mariethebooklover.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome! I'm looking forward to your responses!

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  4. Thanks! I'll do this .... one day ... many days from now ... haha but I will do it! Remember AGES ago you nominated me for a Liebster award? I think I'll be publishing that post on Friday(ish).

    I love The Hiding Place a lot ... worth a reread! Also Code Name Verity. What. A. Book. Apart from that I've read none of these, though I'd love to read We Were Liars.

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    1. I'm looking forward to them. :)
      I'm glad you liked those powerful books.
      We Were Liars is pretty fantastic and I hope you enjoy it!

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