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The Cliche Book Tag

I was tagged for this by Loretta @ The Laughing Listener over a month ago, so sorry Loretta, I’m finally getting to all the tags I’ve been delaying! Loretta has a terrific blog, so go pay her a visit, don’t be shy! 😉 Let’s get started!

 

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A Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie

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Hmm, this is a tough one. I’ve never read a book and then seen the movie and thought it was better, but when I see the movie first, that interpretation kind of sticks in my head and makes the book a bit different, not necessarily bad. Maybe the best example of this is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I’ve seen the movie at least 3 times before reading it, and I do love the book, except the movie is more emotional and relays the message stronger, where the book is more funny and sarcastic and makes Greg an emotionless idiot. I also loved the stop motion parts in the movie which obviously don’t exist in the book.

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story

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I seriously don’t know how to answer this question, because I either haven’t read that kind of book, or I don’t remember reading it. I do like the Sam Vimes storyline from the City Watch series of Discworld. He marries a noble, rich lady after being a penniless, alcoholic commander of the watch, coming from one of the poorest neighborhoods in town, and then he suddenly becomes a lord. I like how he doesn’t want/know how to deal with it and just keeps doing what he always did, because that is the right way. Feet of Clay shows that period of his adaptation to being noblesse.

The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree

A Parent Child Relationship That You Love

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Okay I’ll cheat a bit here hehe, because Sirius is not Harry’s father, but that is the most wonderful father-son-like relationship I’ve ever read about. And the most devastating one. I’ll cry a bit now.

You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover

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There are multiple editions for many books so you can always find the one you like, but for the sake of this question I’ll use my cover of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I mean, a raven silhouette? There’s so much going on in this epic that the cover could have been whatever you want, but in some weird way this cover works too, because this is not your typical fantasy novel.

You Can’t Please Everyone

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves

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I’ve already said this many times, but I didn’t see any real value in Caraval, and though the premise was interesting enough I barely finished it. What I most hate in this book are the characters, if they were written better I might have liked it.

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It

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Umm I don’t think any book made me a better person, but there are some books I’ve read that had a strong impact on me, and changed the way I see the world, the most notable being The Handmaid’s Tale. You try and read it without feeling a storm of emotions.

Ignorance Is Bliss

A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It

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So, this is like the guilty pleasure kind of thing? I consider the Outlander series my guilty pleasure because of all the romance, but those books are good, whatever you dare say (I’ll fight you). So I’ll go with the Paper Magician series because they’re filled with cliches and average writing, but they’re so fun and quick to read!

There Is No Time Like The Present

What Is Your Favourite Contemporary Book?

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I don’t read a lot of contemporary literature (maybe I should), but I really love Tell the Wolves I’m Home, which I mention all the time. It’s a YA coming of age story with sooo many important themes and I adore it.

Better Safe Than Sorry

A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad

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Eesh, many haha. The most prominent ones on that list are all novels by Sarah J. Maas (Sorry Loretta, I know you adore these), because I don’t think it’s my kind of thing really, and I don’t like the excerpts I’ve read.


 

And that’s it! This time I’m tagging everyone who wants to join in! Have fun and read read read! 📚

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12 thoughts on “The Cliche Book Tag

  1. I agree massively on The Handmaid’s Tale and you know my thoughts on Caraval 😉

    I can’t believe how boring the cover is for Jonathan Strange, it’s just… meh. So many levels of meh. The copy I have is the BBC adaptation version with the two men on the front and I hate adaptation covers but even then I still think its better than the boring version!

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  2. The Sarah J. Maas struggle! I want to try her books because so many people around me loved them and they look interesting, but I am not sure I will like them and I don’t want to waste my time reading somerhing that I will not enjoy.
    Great post!

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  3. So true what you wrote about the Handmaid’s Tale! I’ve read it a couple of times and it had such an impact every time. Agreed about Jonathan Strange and Mr N – the US paperback I had was the same raven outline on a green background but at least with a spooky-looking path and trees to liven it up a bit!

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