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
The Psychotic Nerd
A Book Paradise
A Flurry of Ponderings
Marie Loves Books