Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Book Sacrifice Tag

Thank you Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! for tagging me with The Book Sacrifice.*bites nails* But books!

1. An Over-hyped Book

[Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?]

The Fault in Our Stars

Don't hate me. I'm saving you from zombies after all.

via GIPHY, it's ok now

2. A Sequel 

[Situation: A torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?]
 Books don't make good umbrellas. So what's the point?
 Ok, ok.

Raging Star

I think at least? I mean, it's not actually a sequel [I make my own rules]. It's the last of a trilogy. I'm not sure what I think about it. It wasn't awful, but it could've been better. And so much shorter.

3. A Classic

[Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time.” If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?]  

 via GIPHY Doc, Back to the Future

 Have you not watched any sci-fi movies!? You don't mess around with history. That is NOT ok. One thing leads to another and you risk seeing yourself see yourself and thus creating a time paradox. 

 Sherlock goes BOOM (click to see gif)

I haven't a clue what the implications of a time paradox are, but it sounds catastrophic.

4. A Least Favorite Book

[Situation: Apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?] 
James Joyce's Dubliners
It's not awful, but it's not life and breath as a certain professor possibly believes.
Also, my middle grade English textbooks.
Probably my community college history textbook too.

Are we seeing a pattern?

So what book would you chuck or burn in the name of survival? 
[Or just steal the tag and leave a link to your post!]