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Candy Books Tag

I’ve graciously been demanded asked to do this Candy Books Tag by the most awesome blogger James. It’s a lot of fun and I welcome anyone else who would like to do this, participate as well! James found the tag at Eva’s blog @ BrilliantlyBookishSite but it seems the creator of the tag’s blog no longer exists at this time.

There weren’t any rules but it seems pretty straight forward so here we go!

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The interpretation here, I think, is that you are to choose a book that is deep, meaningful, and was highly praised in the book world but you read it and it just wasn’t as enjoyable as it was for everyone else. My choice here would have to be Lord of the Flies by William Golding. It seemed like a really good book. Plane crashes, boys are supposed to learn to survive and grow this sense of community while they come of age etc etc. Basically a darker version of Peter Pan and has fueled a lot of dystopian stories such as Hunger Games. It won a Nobel Prize and yet it just wasn’t it for me. Maybe because I’m not a huge dystopia fan? I don’t know.

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I’ve mentioned this in my last post and I’m mentioning it again. I think eveyone should read The Three Musketeers at least once in their life. You will never read another story that features a group of heroes who portray youth, truth, justice and general camaraderie like this book!black jelly beans

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You already know. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Just don’t even bother. I get the concept especially because its fan fiction based off Twilight but it’s terrible misconception about BDSM. There are plenty of other authors out there who write it much better!chocolate kisses

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Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews!!!!!!! Okay, so what a lot of people don’t know is Ilona Andrews is actually a pseudonym for a husband and wife team who write these books together. The reason I picked Magic Bleeds is because… I can’t even describe it! Just read this snippet:

“I worry about you.” He dipped his head and looked into my eyes. “I worry something stupid will happen and I won’t be there and you’ll be gone. I worry we won’t ever get a chance and it’s driving me out of my skull.” ……. “Do you miss me, Kate?”

Guys, I’m screaming inside just writing this post!

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The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. So I don’t check under my bed but after the recent Ebola virus outbreak, it worries me. This is the fictionalized version where essentially a virus appears in Washington D.C. presumably from an African rainforest and it kills 90% of its victims in days. None of the conventional medicines work so there’s no cure and it becomes a race against time to try to find the source of the virus in order to develop a cure. The scariest thing is this is based off a true story and scientists still have no idea where Ebola virus legitimately comes from and how it’s spread.jumbo lollipop

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I hate to say this because I know there are some serious Outlander fans out there but Dragonfly in Amber dragged so hard. I’m not sure if it was because a lot of it was Claire in the future and I missed Jamie or the fact that there just wasn’t as much action in this installment as there was in the first book. The book is 735 pages long which is not the longest I’ve read but I did finish it eventually; it just took a while.Cotton Candy

3011930120Besides Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume stories, Falling Up and Where the Sidewalk Ends were my absolute favorites! Shel Silverstein always had the coolest, cutest poems and I enjoyed them immensely as a child.

 

 

Have you read any of my choices? If so, do you agree or disagree with them? Let me know in the comments below!

Nel

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    1. Nel Post author

      Shel Silverstein is the best and I agree with you. It was an awesome read and inspired the movie Outbreak but it’s still scary stuff!

    1. Nel Post author

      Thank you! I’ve probably read those Shel Silverstein books like 3 times each. Always wanted to be him!

    1. Nel Post author

      Thanks! Your comments got caught in the spam bot. I saved this one! I’m glad you liked my interpretations and if you read any of the books, I look forward to any reviews you may have! 😀

        1. Nel Post author

          You won’t be disappointed! If you read Magic Bleeds, it’s the 4th book in the series, just so you know. Magic Binds is the first one.

  1. cimmeriansentiment

    I can’t agree more about 50 shades. I have never been so disappointed in a book let alone series as that tripe. Every dammed time something interesting could happen… it didn’t. Every time something there was opportunity for Ana to step up and freaking do… anything of value… it didn’t happen. One second she’s shy and tripping over her feet the next she’s an empowered feminist super woman who’s saving the poor broken man? Super cliche Gag. Don’t waste you’re time.

    Shel Silverstein… poetic legend. Nuff said.

    1. Nel Post author

      I agree. It was definitely what I had expected going into it and it was a complete disappointment. I think the only reason I made it through the books is because I kept hoping somewhere it was gonna get better.
      Poetic legend indeed!

    1. Nel Post author

      Hahaha. It’s okay! That’s the beauty of blogs; you can always go back and read. “Fifty Whatevers” LOL. Fantastic!

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