Discussion Time: What Do You Do When Your Favourite Genre Becomes “Tired”?

A poor girl from a broken family finds a job working for royalty, but she soon finds herself in grave danger when a power she didn’t know she had emerges. Add in a love triangle between two brothers, a murderous queen, and potentially a rebellion and what book am I describing? If you said Red Queen you’re correct, but if you said Evermore you’re also correct.

There are probably more books out there which follow that same template, and after whole it gets boring. While everyone has one favourite genre, one they keep going back to over and over again, when you read the same stories and the same generic tropes just with different character names you can get a little tired.

What Do You Do When Your Favourite Genre Becomes Tired

What Do You Do When Your Favourite Genre Becomes “Tired”?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Characters Who Deserved Better and Five Characters Who Got What they Deserved

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Characters I Liked that Were in Books I Disliked.

So it turns out I don’t have enough characters I liked in books I disliked to make a top ten list, in fact I don’t think I have enough books I disliked full stop. So instead for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post I’m featuring five characters who deserved better than they got – writing this post has made me realise I’m not quite over what happened to some of them – and five characters who got exactly what they deserved.

*Please be warned this post will include spoilers for a lot, if not all, of the books I picked this week.*


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The Unique Blogger Award

I haven’t been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award before so I was thrilled to be tagged by Pierina at Pierina Reads, A at Fandomly Bookish, Alaina at An Infinite Book World, Jade at Drink Coffee and Read Books, and Lila at Hardcover Haven. Thanks so much for the tag everyone, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

The Unique Blogger Award

Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them three questions.

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The Book Sacrifice Tag

Everyone has books they don’t enjoy, and it was definitely fun thinking of which books I’d choose for each scenario on this tag, however  I don’t think I could ever bring myself to destroy a book, no matter how bad it was. I was tagged by Kirstie at Upside-Down Books. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

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Discussion Time: Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

After my first discussion post was a success in my mind I am a lot more confident on posting my second one. I have a schedule now; I will be posting these discussions twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, at least until I start running out of ideas and have to cut down on them a little until inspiration strikes again.

For this week I did have another idea for what I wanted to talk about in this discussion, but then something happened in a conversation that kind of inspired me. This means that I still have my original idea saved for next time, but now onto the topic;

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

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The Reader Confession Tag

I’d like to say I don’t have too many confessions to make in terms of my reading habits. My worst habit is the amount of books (and bookshelves) I end up buying. Then again looking back there have been a few (more than a few actually) bad habits I’ve had which I can dredge up again so I have something to talk about in this tag.

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I was tagged by both Heather at The Sassy Book Geek and Anna at My Bookish Dream. Thanks so much to both of you for the tag, I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you enjoyed reading my answers as much.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would.

A lot of the time I read books I have been recommended by other bloggers, so I tend to love them as much as I expect or a little bit more. A lot of the time when I say I enjoy books more than I thought I already knew I was going to love them I just ended up enjoying them that little bit more. The books I picked for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme are books I was genuinely surprised by; five in a good way and five in a bad way.


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The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

I was tagged by Melissa at Book Nerd Momo. Thanks so much for the tag Melissa, I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading them as much. Everyone should definitely check out Melissa’s original post and her blog as well while you’re there. Melissa is such an amazing person, and she writes some brilliant reviews, among other posts.

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Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

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Problematic Faves Tag

This is a tag that was created by Izzi over at Ravenclaw Book Club to celebrate reaching 100 followers. I was thrilled to be tagged in this one, although it’s taken me a while to get around to it.

Problematic Fave; (Noun) A favourite person (usually a character) who has problematic views and opinions.

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Some of these questions were easier for me to answer than others; some I had an answer for as soon as I read it whereas others were a little harder and I had to scan my bookshelves thinking back on the characters and relationships in each.

Once again I was tagged by Izzi at Ravenclaw Book Club. Thank you so much for the tag Izzi; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Felt Differently About After Re-Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Felt Differently About After Re-Reading.

I’ve started re-reading a lot of books since I started blogging, and for most of them my opinions have changed after going back to them a second time. Some got better as I noticed things I missed the first time – little nuances and subtleties which made the story so much more enjoyable – some I didn’t enjoy as much as I noticed plot inaccuracies or character quirks which became more and more annoying as the story progressed, and there are a small amount which, no matter how many times I read, I will always love.


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