I ran across this fun tag game @bookidote! Feel free to jump in and do it yourself! The rules: answer the bookish questions, then tag people (optional) to spread the fun!
When I start a book, I try to finish it. Quitting can become a habit before you know it. But I’ll skip out on a book if it has content that causes me stress. Or if I just try and try and can’t bring myself to keep reading because
That’s the case with The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks.
The Shannara series had been in my peripheral vision for a while, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I tracked down the first book and boy, was it a GREAT cure for insomnia.
It reads almost like a mirror image of Lord of the Rings, but slower. Most of it was telling me what the characters did, “this character said this, asked this question,” without actually letting the action play out.
All in all, this book is still on my to-read list if I ever get around to it again. One day. Maybe. If I’m having trouble sleeping and want to catch a few Z’s.
If a book could hug you like your best friend, it would be Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (no, I won’t shut up about how much I love this book, can’t stop me).
I understand and respect the need for hard-hitting literature, tackling topics that should be addressed.
But there is just as much need for books like this where you read it with a BIG SMILE on your face and you want nothing more than to curl up between the pages. Not to sound “cliche” but it restores your faith in humanity.
It shows diversity as NORMAL, not something that constantly needs to be a source of conflict. It indulges in all those yummy good stuffs that make life wonderful, i.e. pumpkin cheesecake, fudge, crisp autumn air, fuzzy sweaters, and the comfort of your best friend by your side through thick and thin.
Honestly, I won’t shut up Pumpkinheads. It was a much needed dose of hope and light in a slew of literature where character deaths and trauma seem to be the norm now.Continue reading “Book Blogger Confession Tag”