I got tagged by Verlorene Werke, a lovely German blog, I’ve been reading for a while now. Check it out! (If you speak German 😀 ) Thanks again 🙂
1. The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
I haven’t started Adrian Tchaikovski’s Shadow’s of the Apt yet, because it consists of 10 big novels. One day I will, but at the moment I don’t want to commit to a multi-volume series.
2. Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul.
3. Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Because I was fully convinced I was giving a YA novel a try but then it WASN’T! Much darker than anticipated. Very magical and clever with a great villain. One of the best Stand-Alone’s I ever read!
4. Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in.
That waterfall scene in The High Lord by Trudi Canavan. I’d make it super detailed and steamy af.
Also, I’d erase the ending of Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Anything will do. Make Goku destroy the earth with a giant Spirit bomb. Make a golden cow fall from the sky. Make Hulk Hogan body-slam Andre the Giant on Kelsea. Anthing apart from the actual ending.
If you’d asked me a couple of years ago, I would have said the end of Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb. But now I can live with it. Because of the Fitz & Fool Trilogy.
5. Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary.
Recently, The Waterless Sea by Kate Constable seemed like a filler apart from the ending..
6. Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish.
The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin was a great ending of an entertaining trilogy that didn’t leave any important questions unanswered.
7. Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message.
Can’t think of anything right now..
8. The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. Massive, complicated and very detailed, but super awesome. Worth re-reading as well.