Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you? I hope your week has been great so far. Today’s Wednesday again, and I’m going to talk books and…Australia.
I have to thank the lovely Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews for tagging me for this Aussie Book Tag. She’s one wonderful blogger, and if you don’t know her or her blog yet, I suggest you check it out right now. I promise you won’t regret it. In addition to being AMAZING, Lauren also is from wonderful Australia, which is miles and mileeeeeeeeees away from me, but I am honoured to have been nominated as an honorary aussie. I’d love to visit this place someday, but in the meantime, I guess I’ll…answer this tag?
Koala : A character you want to cuddle all day long
So in case I forgot to mention it here, I LOVE koalas. They are my favorites of ever, and I actually DREAM of cuddling one. Weird? No, but I mean, don’t you want to cuddle one as well?
For this answer I’d go with Travis from The Serpent King. That book BROKE ME, really, and Travis, this bookish nerd, I really think that he could use tons of hugs. My review’s coming this Friday on the blog!
Vegemite : A book you love that everyone else hates
So, since I’m not actually Australian, I never tried vegemite, but always wondered…how does it taste? I’m curious.
I’m going to cheat a bit here and give the same answers as Lauren, because…well, I felt the same way as her about these books. We were liars : a lot of people ended up being disappointed by this, maybe because they expected more from the story, or did see the plot twist coming. I expected nothing and didn’t see anything coming, not even my tears falling down my face. Also, Looking for Alaska is brilliant, but I’m talking about this book enough.
Socceroos : Favorite Fictional Squad
I probably won’t stop talking about this series for a while, and…I apologize, truly, ahah. But is there anything more perfect than The Lunar Chronicles squad ? I can’t think of anyone else. They are all SO different, yet complete each other perfectly, and most importantly, the author managed to give them different but equally strong voices and places in the story.
Southern Cross : Most Recent 5 Star-Read
It’s not such a big surprise for anyone, except if you are new here, but I love everything Lauren Oliver writes. I’m a huge fan of her books, her writing style, her characters, everything. I was a bit scared about reading her latest release though, Replica. Told from a dual point of view, it’s a book you can turn around to read the story as you want, and this made me a bit nervous. Also, I was scared of too much repeats between the two parts, but what do you know… Lauren Oliver never fails me. Might be a bit biaised here, but yeah, it was a 5-stars for me.
Patriotism : Favorite Book By An Author From Your Country
It is a bit hard for me to think about books with French authors, recent proof of this is my article for my #SFATW feature, which took me like HOURS to even think of. I feel a bit ashamed of it to be honest, ahah. But if I had to choose one book, I think I might go with The Little Prince again, because it’s poetic, it’s beautiful, and definitely worth reading.
Echinda : A book you like to look at, but it physically hurts to read
Maybe it’s not the most stunning cover in the entire bookish world, but I really like how simple it is, and…well I just decided to focus on the PHYSICAL HURT part of this question. So obviously I need to talk about Jandy Nelson and The Sky is Everywhere. I read that book with a lump in my throat the whole time. It was this good. I love books that make me FEEL EVERYTHING like this.
Ned Kelly : A Book That is really grim, but an iconic must-read
Okay, it’s a classic now, but I really think it can be mentionned here, and it would be….The Hunger Games. I mean, clearly whenever I think about it now, I wonder just why I read such a dark book. It’s crazy when you think about it, but, really, it is so eye-opening on so many levels on our own society. I could do a whole essay on this.
Great Barrier Reef : A book that had you gaping in awe
For that one I think I have to go with my first Patrick Ness book, More than This. Because there is SO MUCH MORE to this story than you first expect there to be (that was a bad word pun, sorry about that. or not). That book was brilliant and whenever I read it and finished reading it, I just stared into space thinking, WHAT WAS THIS. Go read it, in case you haven’t yet.
Pavlova : A light and fluffy book that you can’t help but love
I’m going to be very cliché here and talk about cute and fluffy contemporary stories? All the books I have read so far by Jennifer E. Smith, Sarah Dessen and Sarah Ockler never fail at making me smile. Also, I’m a huge marshmallow, so…
Milo : A genre/author you reach for to get you out of a reading slump
Hm I would have to say contemporary because it’s my favorite genre, but lately with all the amazing fantasy books I have discovered… I don’t even know anymore, my TBR is going CRAZY and I just want to read ALL the books. Also, I don’t even have time – or I feel like I need to read everything before I re-read things, but … okay, to really answer the question here, I want to say The Mara Dyer series, because it’s just THIS GOOD. And it’s a mix of contemporary and fantasy and overall just CRAZINESS.
If you’re inspired to do this, please do, I am tagging you! I’d love to read your answers.