Helloooo there everyone!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic start to your week. I’m busy gearing up for my grand departure to university, so I’m spending every spare second prepping and stressing (cause that’s who I am and always find a reason to worry about something). Maybe there’s a whole post in there somewhere?
Anywho, I’m slowly trying to catch up on all the phenomenal awards and tags I’ve been nominated for, and today I’m doing the Folklore Book Tag. I might actually turn this whole week into a tags/awards week, so I can catch up (and also maybe to distract myself from the ever-growing stress related to my visa which has yet to arrive). For those of you who know me or have seen my book-related posts, you’ll know that I’m a huge bookworm, so I had great fun answering these prompts. Before I get into my answers though, I just want to say a huge thank you to Potterheadaanya from Soaring Firebolt for tagging me to participate in this!! She has a super fantastic blog too (she’s a Harry Potter Fan if that isn’t reason enough to follow her then I don’t know what will convince you), which you can check out here. Right, now onto the Folklore Book Tag!
- Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink
- Tag at least three people
- Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
- Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post
The One: A book with an ending that left you speechless
It only happens in the movies by Holly Bourne. No comment just wow.
Cardigan: A book that makes you feel happy and sad all at once
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – those books really spoke to me. While there are so many parts that make me so happy, the social commentary and wisdom (and all the troubles the characters experience) also makes me sad when I reflect and look at the world as it is.
The last great American dynasty: A book with a fascinating and extremely well-told story
Harry Potter or the Lunar Chronicles
Exile: A book you wish you hadn’t read
Throne of Glass – I pushed myself to finish the second book, but I just could not keep reading it so I wish I’d never started it in the first place.
My tears ricochet: A book that made you cry uncontrollably
Heartless by Marissa Meyer – I think my tear stains are still marking the pages that’s how much I cried.
Mirror ball: A book that feels like it was written just for you
The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts – I related to Amy on such a deep, personal level it was insane. Even her antics and the way her internal voice comes through, it felt like I was reading a book about myself and like Lisa Brown Roberts had written it just for me.
Seven: A childhood book that makes you feel nostalgic
Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss (my dad used to read me this book all the time) or any of the Enid Blyton Books (the St Clares and Malory Towers books especially! – my gran introduced me to them and whenever I pick one up it brings a smile to my face.)
August: A book that reminds you of summer
The children of Cherry tree farm by Enid Blyton or Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett.
This is me trying: A book that deals with loneliness and sadness
All the bright places by Jenifer Nivens
Invisible string: A book that came into your life at the exact right time
The Bookworm crush, because it inspired me to start writing again and reminded me that all my bookwormy/nerdy personality traits I’d been made to feel embarrassed by were awesome and I shouldn’t be ashamed of them.
Mad woman: A book with a female character you adore
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – Cath is too fantastic for words. I love her, and she is my idol.
Epiphany: A book that is haunting
All the bright places by Jenifer Nivens – I know I’ve used this book already, but it fills both of these prompts for me too perfectly.
Betty: A book couple that fills you with yearning
Nova and Adrian from the Renegades Trilogy. My heart went out to these two from the moment they had their inciting incident, and it was so beautiful watching their relationship and interactions progress throughout the trilogy.
Peace: a book character you’d die for because you love them so much!
Cath from Fangirl or Luna from Harry Potter
Hoax: A book that you thought you were going to love but didn’t
Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird and Throne of Glass. I really wanted to like these books, and I’ve tried so hard to reread them with an open mind, but I just don’t love them.
Anjali from Chasing the Maximum Life
Emmanuella from BeautyetBows
Charlotte from Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads
XOXlucy from LifestyleAddict
ANYONE ELSE WHO ENJOYS BOOKS AND READING!! 😊
And there we have it!! I had so much fun answering these prompts because I got to reflect on so many books I love and think back to childhood favourites with that comforting feeling of nostalgia so thank you once again Potterheadaanya for tagging me. As for my nominees, I look forward to reading your posts on these tags but also no pressure to accept them. Thank you all so much for reading Tall Blonde Tales – I love each and every one of you and thank you for taking the time out of your days to read my blog. Now one last thing before I sign off …
What are some of your favourite books? What’s one of your childhood favourites? Which genre is your favourite to read? Who is your favourite book character??
(I’m looking forward to reading your answers – maybe we share a few??)
Lots of Love
Blondey on a Mission xxx
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