While I can hear the echoes of some hipsters in the background screaming, "Starbucks isn't coffee," I remain unapologetic to the fact that I love it. And while I can't say that I drink all the types of coffee, my Nespresso machine is also my one true love. Take that.
What genius created a book tag that combines a love for reading with a love for staying up? Because I would love to meet that person and shake their hand. Unfortunately, this post is sans coffee gifs because I tried it and it looked too cluttered in my opinion. However, you can check out Mishma's, the one who tagged me, post because she's got some nice pictures!
However, this was the first book I thought of when the tag said "a book that's festive." I mean 12 stories by best selling authors, all taking place during the winter season? I might have to read this one day.
It's basically about a woman with seven children named the days of the week. She goes out to buy stuff at the market and leaves the kids at home. A witch shows up and kidnaps the children, turning them into food [glad to know this witch is above eating children as children and refers to other means of cannibalism.] So what happens next? Does the mother save her children?
Dun dun dun.
That being said, this tag could've gone both ways. I could've talked about how I see Throne of Glass literally everywhere but I chose to go down the route that my therapist would call, "healthy venting."
BOOK GODS, I DON'T WANT TO READ THE SELECTION. PUTTING THAT BOOK VIRTUALLY EVERYWHERE IN MY VICINITY DOES NOT MAKE ME WANT TO READ IT. IN FACT, IT MAKES ME WANT TO START A MAGICAL FIRE THAT ONLY BURNS BOOKS WITH WHINY HEROINES AND IDIOTS WITH REGAL NAMES SUCH AS MAX[ON.]
*lets out breath* I'm cool.
This book was indie when I read it. It was known as "Secret For a Song" and to be honest, I requested it based on the story and also based on the cover. However, it was so good. I was surprised that I connected with the main character because in ways, Saylor is an awful human being.
This book is about a girl who makes herself sick. I don't want to go too into it because I went in blind and found that really heightened my experience. While it got republished as "One Last Song," I'm still counting it as "indie" because that's what it was when I read it.
A girl who's got the "kill gene" where she's predicted to be a murderer? Hell yes! And she's all sweet? Even better. But for some reason, "sweetness" is associated with being weak and needy, pining after a guy whom you don't even end up with because the author does a love interest switch. I'm a little bitter about that, guys, is it showing? It sucks because the idea had me sold right away but there was close to no action. Ugh.
Also, if this world comes with my very own Rene Hasard, Jess from My Reading Dress and I will have some kind of timeshare thing because he is just perfect.
I ended up skipping two because I didn't understand one of them and because I don't read classics. At all. [So I don't have a favorite.] However, feel free to join in on the fun! I'd love to hear your answers on these!