Happy Towel Day!
You guys, I made a tag 😮 I swear, I looked to see if a tag like this already existed, but I had no luck finding one (please point me to it if you’ve seen one!), so… I made my own, with husband’s help, because this is his favorite series and he knows it better than I do.
(Sorry, but I do not have the necessary skills, or patience, to make the nice graphics to go with this )
Arthur Dent: A book that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike what you expected
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, for sure. Almost nothing about this was what I expected, and I ended up being kind of underwhelmed
Ford Prefect: A character who ends up a long way from home
Gotta go with Zuzana from Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, specifically the last two books.
Towel: The one book you would take across the galaxy with you
I almost made myself cry with my own prompt. *sigh* Finally, husband was my knight in shining armor and suggested a collected works of [insert author here], and then helpfully supplied my answer: a book of Edgar Allan Poe’s complete works.
The Guide: Your favorite tome (aka big book)
Several of my all-time-favorite books are 500+ pages, but I think Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is ever so slightly ahead of the others. Maybe.
The Guide Mark 2: Second Book Syndrome
I still gave Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard 4 out of 5 stars (it might have been more like 3.5), but I honestly barely even remember it now. I do remember not liking it nearly as much as I’d liked Red Queen.
Babel Fish: A translated book
Probably my favorite translated book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years ago, and I highly recommend it.
Deep Thought: A series finale you’re anticipating
I realized after we settled on this one that I don’t think I’m actually anticipating any series conclusions But! Then I remembered the Nikolai duology by Leigh Bardugo, and I’m definitely looking forward to the second book.
Zaphod Beeblebrox: A book with a twist you didn’t see coming
Night Film by Marisha Pessl was full of twists I didn’t expect, omg.
Marvin (the Paranoid Android): A sarcastic character
I really like sarcastic characters, in general, so I could probably make a list for this one. But, I’m going with Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
Heart of Gold: A unique book (~OR~ A choose your own adventure book)
I still haven’t read anything else quite like The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It’s magic ❤
Tricia “Trillian” McMillan: A duology
I love a good duology, and I think I actually have like three favorites. But, I’m going with The Wrath & the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh because I haven’t talked about it much and I really enjoyed it.
Slartibartfast: A book (or series) with intricate world-building
I know, I know, it’s probably cliche, but I’m going with The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien because damn. I’m absolutely certain I’ve read other books with great world-building, but this one will always stand out.
*Bonus Prompt* Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz: A poetry book
For anyone who does this tag (if anyone ever does), you can totally leave this one out if you want 🙂
I really like poetry, so it was hard to pick, but… I think I’ll go with Collected Sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay because I’ve read it several times since I first got my hands on it about 15 years ago, and I always love it.
On to the tagging! (Am I the only one who hates tagging people because I feel like I’m bothering them?)
No pressure to do this, but if you do, don’t forget to drop me a link so I can check out your answers!
Also, if you weren’t tagged, but want to do this tag, please do!