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 …


34 thoughts on “The Book Sacrifice Tag

  1. I SO AGREE WITH GLASS SWORD. LIKE WTF HAPPENED TO YOU LOL I loved Red Queen!! So after finishign Glass Sword.. well needless to say it was such a disappointment to me 😦 – Trang

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

    hahahahahaha God, I can’t stop laughing. I think I’m not even going to bother with Glass Sword

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  3. Hahaha, I would use Glass Sword as an umbrella as well. It was such a disappointment though, it makes me sad a bit 😦
    AND YOU READ JOHN FANTE? I can’t believe it haha. I needed to read it for my studies as well, three or four years ago I think, and, ugh, no. Not for me!

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    • Then it’s even worse that I read John Fante on my own time. I had this weird phase where I researched my favourite actors preferences in books and this came up at some point. I thought that would make me understand people better, reading their favourite books. I tell you, that was a bad call. Read a lot of non-YA books that I didn’t like because of that.

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      • Hahaha, sorry that made me laugh so hard ahah. I thought it could be okay, when they assigned us this book, well…it wasn’t. I get it. I used to read other books because they seemed great, but eventually I’m not sticking to a genre I love, there are too many great books to read to lose our time with others 😛

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  4. omg I do wanna do this TAG too! I have yet to read Glass Sword but after you just used it to protect yourself from the rain, I am affraid 😛


  5. I want to read the Red Queen series, but I keep hearing that Glass Sword is a let-down! I think I’ll hold off on reading Red Queen until the next book in the series comes out – hopefully, the third book will redeem the series and make it more enjoyable overall. 🙂

    Thank you so much for the tag, Kat! I can’t wait to do this! 😀 ❤

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  6. Someone else who dislikes Miss Peregrine’s!! I found someone! This series is so well loved, especially by the booktube community but I just don’t get it. The first book was slow and not at all creepy and I ended up DNFing the second one… 😞

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  7. I’ve heard very mixed reviews on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! I still kind of want to read it though as it seems like such a unique series… but I get the feeling I won’t enjoy it that much.

    I’ve already done this but thank you for tagging me 🙂 xx

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  8. Great post! I’ve not actually read any of these books (and I can tell you your descriptions of them aren’t exactly making me reach for them :/ ) but I do intend to read Glass Sword at some point- if only cos I was also smitten by the first one

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  9. Aloha beautiful,

    I always love to read Tags or Q and A’s as I can get to learn more about the person behind the blog. This one is a such a nice tag, I haven’t read before. I love your answers .-)

    I also just posted a Happiness Tag on my blog. I blog about all the things I am passionate about – my 60lbs weight loss journey, beauty, health, fitness and traveling.

    I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me if you are interested.

    Aloha from Hawai’i



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