This book tag was created in honour of WWE visiting Australia for the Super Show-Down on October 8th.
Please note: this is an all-male book tag. The women’s book tag is coming soon, in honour of the first women-only pay per view later in October.
Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season was marketed as the next JK Rowling, and everyone was like, “Really?” And from what I can tell, although it’s sold well enough for sequels, it’s most definitely NOT ‘the next JK Rowling’, because I’m not sure we’ll ever be ready for that.
I think the book series I most love to hate is the House of Night series because it is just so bad that it’s funny just how bad it is, especially considering PC Cast writes it with her daughter and has previously published books before this one… but then again, I’ve tried to read some of her other books and they’re atrociously bad as well. Cast loves to provoke and is culturally deaf and ignorant as well as just a bad writer so the books aren’t just poorly written with hypocritical, insufferably stupid characters, they’re offensive as well.
Ah, my beloved Twilight… the only reason everyone turned against you is because you were too popular… it’s lonely at the top.
I went to my ‘to-read-own’ shelf and found the one with the highest page number:
I’m actually going to use the Divergent film series for this. The books were really popular and filled a gap that The Hunger Games has left. The movie producers split the last film in half and the fourth one never got made, then they planned on turning it into a TV series and that never happened. It just seemed really weird that a popular film franchise just kind of went out with a tiny puff after being so successful.
I have lots of favourite books but I consider one of the first books I ever read to be my favourite book of all time:
The best lovable loser from any book series has got to be Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series. Not only was he the butt of everyone’s jokes, bullied and pushed around even by the main trio in the first book, but he evolved and grew into such a magnificent young man, taking an important role in helping Harry save the day.
Did you know that Seanan McGuire = Mira Grant?
Every so often a book or book series comes along that utterly changes not only the book world, but also the non-book world, and for the most recent change at the turn of the century nearly 20 years ago, I think we can thank Harry Potter: for bringing the joy of reading to so many people, reigniting a love of reading for children, reading to children, and reading children’s books even if you’re no longer a child.
Thank you, Harry Potter.