Book Tag: WHAT CATS DO

Hello my reading peeps! (I’ve always wanted to start off a blog post with that. Also I wrote this post on a Wednesday, so just go along with the next part.) It’s Wednesday! (prepare yourselves for a motivational speech in 3…2…1…) APPRECIATE Wednesdays; it’s the day of the week when it’s finally nearing the end half. How exciting!

Okay I could just about write an essay of an introduction about Wednesdays, but first… Thank you to my fave bookish twins @TwinBookmarks for tagging me! Hit their link, because, to sum everything up, they are awesome people with an awesome book blog so just do it! Well I sound ridiculous, but I tell no lies.


The Rules:


Moving onto…

WHAT CATS DO:

They sleep. Oh yeah, and eat.

AKA living my dream life.

Kidding!

Kinda.

Okay not really.

 


Purr – as cats do when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happy or relaxed?

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The Land of Stories series! I read these way back in the fifth grade, and the newest one came out this year; I had no shame in reading it! This is probably the only book that’s not YA that I’ve read in years. It is basically one of those books that is a twist on some world renown fairy tale, BUT this series is ALL of the fairy tales you know, in one amazing clump of pages. You’ll probably think it sounds lame, but trust me, it’s not. It recreates some of the characters, and gives them personalities you could NEVER imagine them having (for example, Goldilocks is a kick-butt criminal, and Little Red Riding Hood is a spoiled, extra, boss Queen who is my idol). I love this series to death. The characters feel like your actual friends by the end and…Okay erm I sound pretty pathetic. Onto the next question!!

Sleep – what is a book that put you to sleep, or was just boring?

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I hate to say it but, my answer is a super hyped over book: Matched. It took me such a long time to finish, that in fact, I stopped reading it for a few weeks and then picked it up again to finally finish. I don’t know, it didn’t really appeal to me as that interesting. I thought the idea was good, but the more I read on I questioned their whole society, and it just seemed more ridiculous. It would take me a while to explain but a society like that would simply never function. People wouldn’t fall in love with strangers they are assigned to and go along with it! That practically defeats the definition of love entirely. Which I know is the point of the book, but WHATEVER.

Twitch While Dreaming – have you ever dreamt of a book you read?

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This is a pretty interesting question. But to be honest, what bookworm hasn’t dreamt of a book?! I knew I had, but I forgot which one for a while. It was Maximum Ride, because, if you didn’t know, I used to have a ridiculous obsession over the manga series. It was actually unhealthy. The series was a literal poison to my head, given it was all I would EVER think about for a year. You guys don’t even understand the obsession status I had with this series; it was something almost none of you have probably dealt with before. You THINK you are obsessed with a book, unless you knew me when I was twelve. I would draw pictures of them, create endless fanfiction, reread the books every night (not an exaggeration at all), hang up quotes on the wall, and at one point I was fixed on memorizing every line in the first book. I would consider their existence. There is so much more I’m not even going to tell you all, because it will probably scare you. WOW AGH NEEDLESS TO SAY I WAS OBSESSED.

There isn’t a book I am more obsessed with now than that series, and my love for reading has only grown.

Seems to Play Nice…until the claws are out – which book had the biggest plot twist?

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Not just City of Bones in particular, but the WHOLE TMI series is full of plot twists that mostly consist of dead people being not dead, not gonna lie…

This book is full of messed up family complications, and it’s amazing and I love it. I have learnt not to judge a book by it’s cover from this, because I HATE the cover more than anything. They didn’t even get the hair right!! Well, technically they did, but, despite Cassandra Clare’s description of Jace, I imagine him with short hair like he has in the show. (Bad bookworm!)

Cuddles – which book character would you give a hug to?

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Almost anyone in The Book Thief. The main characters are all so innocent, but they’re Germans, (who live during WWII) which leads a lot of people directly to the assuming, “They must be evil because they live in Germany and that’s where the Nazis came from!” Well that’s not at all true because the people in Germany were struggling too during those times, and so that leads us to the story that focuses around Liesel and Rudy. They are merely children living in the midst of the chaos, and ahhhh you only will understand if you’ve read it! If you have, wouldn’t you want to give Rudy or Liesel or Hans, a hug too?!

Catnip what’s a book that made you have warm and fuzzy feels?

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Ahaha I could compose an endless list of books that make me feel warm and fuzzy, but one that stands out, is The Unexpected Everything. It’s your typical Morgan Matson, cute predictable, little contemporary, book, that you can’t help but love (there is a fine line between cheesy and cute contemporaries people). The protagonist, Andy, lives woth her father, who is a big political figure. She is expected to do everything perfect so that she doesn’t ruin her Dad’s reputation. Andy escapes the judgmental world of her Dad and the press, and gets a job as a dog walker. Sounds boring right? Matson incorporates problems with friends, family, and not just Andy’s love life, that makes me love this book. Not to mention the cover. 👌

Cat Breeds – what are your favorite books?

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No explanation necessary, just read them and love them, so we can fangirl together! Side note: you MUST read The Mortal Instruments (yes all of them) before reading Lady Midnight, because if you don’t, well, HAVE FUN GETTING LOST. In fact, VERY lost. You’re welcome for making a meme to teach you guys a lesson.

The Vet’s Office – least favorite book:

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Ew ew ew ew ew. (*1,000) This was my friend’s favorite book so I decided, hmmm it can’t hurt to try it! A lot of people love this book, so if any of you are reading this right now, please spare yourselves and leave because I am about to do some major hating on this book.

Everything about The Start of Me and You made me want to find a lighter and burn it into ashes (unfortunately it was a library book). It is the cheesiest romance imaginable. I won’t even go into details right now, because they are in the answer to the question below! Voila!

 

Being in Places They Shouldn’t – least favorite cliche:

When the protagonist is crushing on the coolest kid in school, and they’re like EW I DON’T WANT ANYONE ELSE. ESPECIALLY THAT DORK. And thennnn…BOOM she falls in love with the dork a week later because she disovers that the cool kid isn’t actually that cool and the dorky boy is all she ever wanted in life. (example above) I also hate how predictable half of the contemporaries in existence are. I can appreciate romance, but it’s hard for me to appreciate it when it’s in a book alone. Let’s say x is equivalent to any other genre, and here’s the math:

Contemporary = 50% (🙅)

Contemporary + x = 90% (😁)

Final Question: The Good Old Cardboard Box – most underrated book series:

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This is mostly a kids book, (for 4-5-6 graders?) but OMG they are amazing. You have to believe me. They were like the Land of Stories series but better. There are about ten in the series, so I can’t fit them all on here! The third book, The Problem Child was my favorite: it was basically about a messed up version of Red Riding Hood who lives in an asylum and wants to take over the world? As I mentioned before, this is a children’s book, but if anyone wants to read them now, it wouldn’t suck. For a not-ten-year-old. That’s pretty good if you ask me.

I Tag:

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56 thoughts on “Book Tag: WHAT CATS DO

  1. OMG YOUR POST IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! 😆😆👌🏻 Thanks for doing the tag!😊 Awww you’re soo sweet – it is an honour to be your fave twins out there (‘cuz there are loads to choose from)!!😊😊❤ There’s is soo much we agree with (and some we can’t – only ‘cuz we didn’t read them!😉)! We too couldn’t get in the Matched series – just didn’t have a spark (perhaps when we started reading it would’ve worked out between us…but no) Also I (Shanya) read a few of the Maximum Ride comics (until the library didn’t have anymore 😢) and I “liked” (more liked loved it at the time😉) it!! And that meme of yours is just ACE 👌🏻👌🏻 – so true you have to read TMI and TID (and practically everything before that) to enjoy the full experience and understand everything!!😆😆

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    • Thank youuuu!! I love my meme too, mostly because I almost WAS one of the people who read Lady Midnight first, since there was so much hype when it came out, and I had no idea what was going on except that it was supposed to be amazing. Luckily, my friend redirected me with, “NO NO NO YOU CAN’T DO THAT”, and handed me City of Bones which I judged harshly because of the cover. (inevitably I ended up loving it) It wasn’t until the last one hundred pages of Matched that I was ACTUALLY interested lol. I went to the bookstore to buy the second book, because even though the first book sucked, they are apparently supposed to get better? Anyways, I bought the THIRD book instead, which is totally stupid of me, and I was too lazy to return it, sooo on the bright side it has a nice red spine to add to my rainbow book shelf?! 😂

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      • You’re welcome!! 😊😊 That friend of yours is very wise😉😉 – a TRUE friend!! The cover of CoB is real deceiving – there’s not shirtless guy (except in that one scene when Jace changes clothes? Our memory is a bit rusty – but this is one massive series😅)! Matched really didn’t go well for us… It’s a shame, even though people said it gets better (and we’re all for that – we did that with SJMaas books and in no way regret it!)… We could t even finish the first book..oh well there’s only gazillions of other books to read till we have time to read a book that…kinda bored us! At least there was some use to that third book 😉

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  2. Thanks for the tag! 🙂 I’ll put it on my to do list…I am doing the Would-You-Rather book tag on Monday, yay!
    I really enjoyed reading your post. I’m such a big Land of Stories fan, too! I own them all, haha. 😉 I also LOVE the Sisters Grimm! (Can you tell I love fairy tales?!)
    I actually really enjoyed Matched, but I could. not. get through the second book. Which is sad, because I am interested in knowing how it turns out.
    Great post, Sarah!

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    • Omg yay thanks Olivia, I can’t wait to read it!! Sorry for loading all the tags on you ahaha 😂. AH SAME! A few months ago I bought the newest book, and it didn’t let me down!! Sisters Grimm is AMAZING, BUT when I reached the last book, it was checked out and the person didn’t return it for so long that by the time I finally got my hands on it I forgot everything that had happened! ☹☹ Anyways, not to be repetitive but thanks again!

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  3. MATCHED. Ugh. I enjoyed the first book, was bored by the second, and DNFed the third. And haha, II book I dreamed of is definitely PJO and The Mysterious Benedict Society! I dreamed I was surfing with Percy and Annabeth, and then (in the same dream) chased by Ten Men with Kate Wetherall. XD The Land of Stories is a lovely series I like to return to! It’s so like… YOUNG. Whereas YA is for older audiences. XD AND OMG YESSSS. The Sisters Grimm series is amazing and sooo underrated??? I LOVE IT SO MUCH. ❤

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    • Huh, that’s something I haven’t heard! But most of my friends actually loved the first book, so in the first place…That’s a pretty cool dream ahaha!! Honestly I have the strangest dreams sometimes lol. I feel like I should just re-read the entire Sisters Grimm series; I just remember loving it more than any other book! 😁

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  4. Eating and sleeping omg ❤ I should totally become a cat.
    Ahem. Loved your choices, Sarah!! 😊 The Unexpected Everything was so totally adorable omg and yesss Matched was so boring! Admittedly I enjoyed it the very first time I read it but UGH. So boring and it only gets worse from there. And yesss the Mortal Instruments series! So many plot twists with that one. 💞 Thanks so much for the tag!

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  5. Thank you for tagging me! This is so cute! I’ve been wanting to read The Land of Stories series for a while now, I’ve heard good things about it. I agree with you on Mached, I liked it when I was reading it but I’m not a big fan anymore. YES to all the Shadowhunters series! Have you read Lord of Shadows yet?

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  6. Great answers, and thank you so much for tagging me, Sarah! I love We were liars so much just as well, and The Unexpected Everything was such a cute book, I couldn’t stop smiling at times ❤ ❤

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  7. Ha, this is cute 😀 true about the Book Thief, those guys do need a hug. Why, even the Death in that book kind of does need a hug!

    And that is totally the worst cliche ever 😀 particularly because it supports the belief that everyone should fall in love with cool kids in the first place. Meh! I don’t know about you, but the cool kids in my school were… Absolutely shitty humans. Ugh.

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