The Book Sacrifice Tag


I think you see a pattern here when I tell you that The Orang-utan Librarian, Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions all tagged me to do The Book Sacrifice Tag. It is further proof of how behind I am on my tags, so, thank you for your patience with me and continuing to tag me. I always get to it at some point and this is so short anyway, I have no idea why I didn’t do it earlier.


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?

I know that I am not entirely alone with this opinion, but I simply didn’t like the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. While I think it was rather dull with characters I just couldn’t relate to, others seem to really love it. Well, the paperbacks are surprisingly heavy (seriously! What kind of paper did they print it on?), so they will make good throwing material to defend myself from zombies. And here’s to hoping that the movie will be better.


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

It still makes me sad to think of how disappointing Glass Sword was. I was quite smitten with Red Queen and then the pacing was just completely off in the sequel. I stand by the opinion that a map would have made things better … so, basically the same answer as Joey for this one.


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?

I haven’t read all that many classics and then I often don’t really like the reading experience 100% … this is super difficult. I could have done without Ask the Dust for sure though. I know this is the point where I should explain why I didn’t like it, but I honestly just blocked it out entirely.


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? 

Oh my … I am not really for burning anything, even if I didn’t like it, but what can you do when the world is frozen? I was a real fan of Audrey Niffenegger‘s The Time Traveler’s Wife though and then read her other book Her Fearful Symmetry and it was such a vast disappointment. I highly doubt I would ever want to pick that one up again …