Hi Virtually Readers! Alexa tagged me for the Book Sacrifice Tag, which is really fun, so off we go!
An Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You are in a bookstore when the zombies attack. Over the loudspeaker, you hear the military informing you that over-hyped books are the zombies’ only weakness. What over-hyped book will you chuck at the zombies?
OMG sooooo many of the books. The Selection (I started rereading it yesterday maybe for a ‘Tis the Season of Rereading but it was so bad I had to stop), and TFIOS (and yes, I’m expecting critics for that).
Situation: You are caught in a torrential downpour and you’re probably the type who melts when you get wet. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
I should say that where I live it is rarely rainy, unless it is monsoon, in which case it is always rainy and I always carry an umbrella (because I’m an organised person). Also, what about a raincoat made of a book?… that wouldn’t work at all, would it?
There are a lot of books that might need to be sacrificed. I’ve forgotten all the books I hate, so I’ll look ar some of my reviews/a list of sequels.
Invaded, the sequel to Alienated, got (if this is possible) even more ridiculous than the first book.
(Also, like Alexa said, I never felt the need to finish the Mortal Instruments/ shadowhunters series so those books would be okay to be wet)
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor won’t stop going on about a classic that “revolutionized literature.” Personally, you think that classic is garbage and you decide to express your opposing opinion by hurling the book at his head. What classic is that?
I’m not sure if it’s a classic, but I thought The Bell Jar was pretty dumb. Also, I find it very possible that this action could be misinterpreted, as in ‘the student loved the book so much that she thought she’d overenthusiastically throw it to me as a gift’ or ‘the student was searching for the perfect expulsion opportunity’ or ‘the student was flirting with her crush in the front row’ so I probably wouldn’t actually do this.
A Least Favorite Book
Situation: You’re hanging out at a bookstore (where else would you be?) when global warming somehow manages to turn the whole world into a frozen wasteland. Naturally, your only hope of survival is to burn a book. Which book would you not regret tossing onto the fire?
Can I ask how global warming makes the world a frozen wasteland? That doesn’t make a lot of sense… more likely ice melts and causes a flood. Anyway, have any of you watched The Day After Tommorow? Basically a lot of people get stuck in a New York library and they end up burning tax records to keep warm. Because nobody really cares about tax records.
I tend not to wage my time thinking about books I hate. But a while ago I read this book called Outage: Powerless Nation Book #1. It frankly sucked.
(Love triangle+ terrible writing+about a zillion disasters (crocodile! bear! guy with gun! sickness) . So that could get burned. But logically, I’d choose some huge book like those George R.R Martin ones.
This tag wasn’t very long, so I wrote myself an extra question.
The situation: there’s a flooded stream you have to cross on your quest, and you can’t get your feet wet. Which series (oh yeah btw you brought your whole bookshelf and also probably your local library with you) will you use as stepping stones?
Depending on the width and depth of the river, I would either choose A Series of Unfortunate Events, because I’d have a lot of stepping stones and don’t feel obligated to finish the series, or Harry Potter, because those books are often quite wide (therefor can handle deeper stream water.
And here is a picture with nothing to do with anything…
I Tag… (I’m actually excited to tag people for once. weird.)
Which book would you burn for warmth? Have you read any of these? Could you bring yourself to sacrifice a book in an emergency?