Hello friends! Happy Thursday. I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been a loooooong time since I’ve done a book tag (I have to say that I’ve been very monotonous in my posts this year and I’m sorry about that, hoping to branch out of it soon). The lovely, The Orangutan Librarian tagged me in the No Disclaimer Tag, thank you so much! and I’m excited to get to it!
This tag came from Booktuber, Strange Storyteller.
Which trope(s) in books annoys you the most?
The “not like other girls” trope… can this not be a trope anymore? Honestly, I can’t stand girl hate.
Which writer(s) do you feel is overrated/overhyped?
Sarah J. Maas… her books are EVERYWHERE… like everywhere. I can’t escape them. I was going to buy her A Court of Thorns and Roses series, but everything that has recently gone down with her, I have to say I’m glad I didn’t buy them… even if the new hard covers looks really pretty.
What are your least favourite books you’ve read since joining
Hmm, I’m not usually a hype reader… it’s only been recently where I’ve been buying more hyped up books.
Years ago I bought Caraval by: Stephanie Garber because everyone was screaming about it… and I would be lying if I said the cover wasn’t pretty… super gorgeous! But! This book didn’t really live up to the hype for me. I decided to take the next book out from the library… and I LOVED that book but I’m still sad the first didn’t live up to the hype for me.
What is a terrible ending that ruined an otherwise quality book?
I recently finished The Dead Zone by: Stephen King, and after a great, slow build up the ending was just not it. It felt like a let down and a little cheap – it was still a good book, but meh ending.
Which fictional character(s) do you wish was not killed off?
To be honest, there are probably loads of deaths that I’ve not agreed with… but at this moment I’m drawing a COMPLETE blank… no idea why… maybe it’s the fact that I don’t want to think of death, but I’m just going to leave this blank.
What are some of your bookish pet peeves?
I’m not sure if this means about physical books or about the stories, but something that drives me crazy is folding pages in books and cracking spines. I know a lot of people don’t see the big deal about it, but it just really bothers me. I think I’ve mentioned it before but I’m that person who unfolds dog-eared pages in library books 😅
What are some books you feel should have more recognition?
I just finished Butter Honey Pig Bread by: Francesca Ekwuyasi and wow – it was heavy but really good at working out childhood trauma, it was such a good read. I haven’t seen it talked about much and I think more people should read it because the relationships were so raw, not always open, but these characters learn how to get there and I really enjoyed reading it. It left this hopeful feeling, that there is still time to make amends.
What are your thoughts on censorship and banning books?
I don’t think books should be banned or censored. I feel like banning or censoring a book is like trying to erase and get rid of voices and that’s not fair. Everyone deserves to have their story told, if you don’t like it… don’t read it… quite simple if you ask me.
I also think schools banning books about whatever subject is dumb because kids will find a way to read it anyways.
My only opposition to banned books is if the book is completely hurtful then it should be banned.
Who do you tag?
YOU! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically – if you see this tag and want to do it feel free to give it a go and tag me so I can see your answers!