The Book Sacrifice Tag

This tag makes me feel guilty – a tag about SACRIFICING books? *gasps* Nevertheless, I think it does sound quite fun so let’s hop to it and answer some questions. I was tagged by TT @ Intro to Blurb so thank you muchly (and apologies for the late response, my time management is as good as your’s it seems).

 An over-hyped book

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver

To be fair, this was a tough choice because I’m a pretty ease to please reader so I struggled to think of one. And I then I remembered my diabolical love-hate relationship with Oliver. It would seem that I’m not a fan of her endings. Which frustrates me to no end – you see, it’s not just that I don’t like the endings of her books, it’s that I LOVE the books themselves with fury and passion and ARGH. I get let down so hard each time so YES, TAKE IT AWAY ZOMBIES *flings books*.

A Sequel

Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Ink Exchange
by Melissa Marr

I SET FIIIIREE TO THE RAAIIIN WATCHED IT BURRN AS I TOUCHED YOUR FAACEE. *crazed laughter* This was, hands down, my least favourite book in this series. I feel like the Wicked Lovely series is seriously under-talked about though. Like, sure, it wasn’t one of my favourites but I think it was a really cool and complicated look at the fae world. But yes, I wouldn’t cry if I accidentally dropped this one in a puddle.

A Classic

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

Gosh, this is so harsh, but yes, I did not enjoy this book at all. I finished it but it was such a slog. I really don’t understand why it’s so famous – I mean, it’s sort of cool concept wise, I guess? But overall I just found it so boring and bleh and just nope. Which is odd because I feel like it should be obligatory to love all books that are about books. However, I’m not willing to give it another try.

A Least Favourite Book:

Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?

The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
by Heinrich Böll

I disliked this book so much that the memory of reading it brings tears of pain to my eyes. I have never, in my life, been so bored whilst reading something and cared so little about a character. Ever. Somebody hand me a match because this one is first in line to light up.


Casey @ AdoptABookAUS

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Jen @ Combustible Reviews

Liam @ Liam’s Library

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

12 thoughts on “The Book Sacrifice Tag

  1. I don’t know why but I just love this tag so much, I mean I know it’s bad to contemplate all the ways books can be destroyed but some books are just so annoying its fun to imagine their ruin bahahah!

    I have Fahrenheit 451 on my bookshelf but haven’t been bothered to pick it up yet, I think I’ll have to wait until I’m in the mood for a classic otherwise I can see myself stopping it from being published as well XD

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  2. Though Ink exchange is not the first book in the series, it was the first one I read. Let me tell you, I never thought of picking up any book in the Wicked Lovely series after that!

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  3. Super glad you gave the tag a go *high-fives for joint poor time management*.

    I can see where you’re coming from with the whole Lauren Oliver ordeal; her endings tend to feel quite inconclusive, especially in comparison to such brilliant stories! I’ve never read Fahrenheit 451 before, and I definitely think I’ll keep it at an arm’s length now!

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  4. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie! I know what you mean a tag asking us to sacrifice books, how can I even consider it?! However I do have more than a few classics that I would consider travelling back in time to stop the publication of. 🙂
    Thanks again for the tag! I loved reading your answers for this one!

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    1. You’re welcome! Ahh aren’t classics such a love-hate relationship sometimes? I feel like things might be better if I were to go back and whisper in their ear that maybe a spontaneous battle with a dragon here and there might liven things up.

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