This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours! #booktag

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I was #tagged by the wonderfully lovely Katelynn @ Books & Bottles in THIS POST RIGHT HERE!  SO MANY THANK YOUS, sweetheart–you always know how to make a girl feel loved!  (also, I miss our GIF wars…we should totes start that up again soon)

So…let’s DO this thang!

THE RULES:

  1. Credit Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to my blog.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Tag as many people as you want.

THE QUESTIONS:

1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?

Any and all types of retellings EVAR because RETELLINGS, PENGUINS!  Retellings are the absolute beeeeest and I adore them.

I mean, think about iiiiiiit!  You can have your cake, and eat it too–in the form of your faaaaaaavoritest story, except with the author’s own spins and twists and surprises!  It’s like asking for a Barbie Doll for Christmas and getting a whole buncha them instead.

(although according to Goodreads, I’ve only read 46 retellings?!  I think that numbers a little bit off…. I know I’ve read more than THAT.  By a lot.)

2. WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR FROM THE GENRE?

Uh.  Uhhhhh.  UUUUUUUUUUHM.

Okay, I can TOTALLY do this, let’s see here…

It’s a toss up between ….

No.  Nope, I can’t do this.  There are WAY TOO MANY AUTHORS I LOVE who have written some of my faaaaavorite retellings and I refuse to choose between my babies.  You can’t make me so there!

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3. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE GENRE THAT KEEPS PULLING YOU BACK?

Uhm.  How about we go with the fact that IT’S THE GLUE THAT HOLDS MY LIFE TOGETHER?!  Do I really need more reason than that, I mean seeeeeeeriously?  SERIOUSLY?!

Also, Pride and Prejudice retellings for the win for life because they are bae.

4. WHAT’S THE BOOK THAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?

It was a trilogy, if I remember right…

I think maybe you might have heard of it?

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And so began an obsession that I see no end of!

5. IF YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND AT LEAST ONE BOOK FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE TO A NON-READER/SOMEONE LOOKING TO START READING THAT GENRE, WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?

Oh, penguins.  OH, PENGUINS.  This is like…this question?  THE DEVIL!  Okay, let’s see… If I had to pick just one recommendation, I guess I’d go with…

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

Because it’s suuuuuper fun, it’s super quick, and it’s got ZOMBIES!  I mean, everyone loves zombies, right?!

(okay…maybe I’m also SLIGHTLY obsessed with zombies.  Just a little)

6. WHY DO YOU READ?

….Because WHAT ELSE am I going to do with my life?!?!?!  I mean I could write a book…but…that requires reading.  I could watch a bunch of movies, but…READING IS BETTER.  I could become the crazy cat lady of my neighborhood but I’m moving in December and books don’t get fur all over your nice black pants and words don’t leave you dead mice as presents.

So… I choose books.  Because I can.

THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Do YOU like to read retellings?  What’s your favorite, if so?  If you haven’t read one before but want to, which do you hope to pick up first?!  LET’S TALK BOOKS!

Also, I tag (but please don’t feel obligated to do the thing if you don’t wanna):

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea

Tori @ Book Dreamer

Annelise @ The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange

and, of course, ANYONE ELSE who feels they’re strong enough to take this #booktag downtown!

Thanks for sticking with me and my nonexplanations, penguins!

Until next time, happy book-ing, and…

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20 thoughts on “This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours! #booktag

  1. I love retellings as well! Thanks so much for the tag, Beth! I really want to do it – please, bug me to do so or I may forget all about it by tomorrow! Dory, from Finding Nemo and Dory, it’s freely inspired on my royal self. I have read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it does rock hard ❤

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  2. I haven’t had much experience with retellings! I’ve read Cinder by Marissa Meyer though and I really enjoyed that! I also started reading Alice in Zombieland forever ago but real life happened so I never finished it. I liked what I read though so I really need to pick it back up!!! Thanks for the tag, Beth 😀

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    • Cinder is SUH GOOD! I wasn’t as impressed with Scarlet (book 2), but Cress (book 3) shot my expectations back up into the sky and I cannot WAIIIIIIT to dive into Winter–I own it but haven’t read it yet.

      Which Alice in Zombieland did you pick up? (because there are, like, five of them that I can think of just sitting here!?!?!)

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  3. I’ve read Pride Prejudice and Zombies and thought it was decent despite not liking the original ‘classic’. I read it for the zombies! I’m not really a retellings kind of reader but I enjoyed doing my tag and posting it today…apocalyptic fiction YEA!

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    • Oh, I’m SO going to go check out your tag post ASAP!

      I’m HUGE on the retellings personally–I just loooooooove how there are so many different ways authors mold and change the story to fit their own imagined premises! I mean….which is basically true for any book ever I know, but… I like revisiting my favorite characters now and then, you know? And/or seeing them put into different lights/roles. I ESPECIALLY love, for Pride and Prejudice retellings, just how many different versions of Wickham there are–there was one book this year that made me question everything I ever felt about him, and I adooooored that so hard.

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