Saturday, 4 August 2012

FF (81) & TGIF (64)


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This week's question feature is
Zabet @ Reading Between Classes

Q: Do your reading habits change based on your mood? Do you read a certain genre if you are feeling depressed or happy?

My Answer: I think my habits do change yeah. When I'm stressed or a bit down I like light books, sort of chick lit/contemporary. Something I don't really have to think too hard about. When I'm happy I can pretty much read anything I like, but tend to go for the longer fantasy books as I have to be in the right mindset to read them. I like long books but they can be daunting! So a light mood can life me along. 




TGIF!



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This Friday's Question:


Book Olympics: In the spirit of the Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver, and bronze medals to? It can be from any genre, new or old. 

 

My Answer: this is really like picking your top 3 favourite reads isn't it? I always find that hard. My games are competitive and like the Olympic there is more than one category

(instead of 'sport' they will be genres). Here are the Final 5 rounds 

 

First up we have the Epic Fantasy round:

 

In third place winning a Bronze Medal is:

 

The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo. Loved the imagination and world created here.

 

In second place winning a Silver Medal is: 

 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Just A-Ma-Zing!

 

In First Place winning the Gold Medal is:

 

A Touch Of Power by Maria V Snyder. She is Epically awesome, and this story if totally addictive.

  


Next we have the Awesome Contemporary round:

 

In third place winning a Bronze Medal is:

 

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. I loved this book, moving and fun! 


In second place winning a Silver Medal is:

 

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. This book had me laughing and crying.  Couldn't get enough


In First Place winning the Gold Medal is:

 

Sarah Dessen, can't just pick one. I love her books. She is a Marvel!

 

 

Next we have the Dystopian round:

 

In third place winning a Bronze Medal is:

 

Matched by Ally Condie. Scary but likely. Very well written. 

 

In second place winning a Silver Medal is:

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth. The whole world created was captivating.

 

In First Place winning the Gold Medal is:

 

The Hunger Games trilogy. Can you get more awesome? I think not!



Next we have the Blood Sucking Vampire round:


In third place winning a Bronze Medal is:

 

The House of Night series by P.C & Kristin Cast. Started off very strongly, and set up a good world.

 

In second place winning a Silver Medal is:

 

The Embrace series by Charlotte Blackwell. Man this lady is Epic. She certianly knows how to spin a tale. 

 

In First Place winning the Gold Medal is:

 

The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine. Best. Vampire. Books. EVER!!! Myrnin Rocks!



Lastly we have the 'I'm Breathless' round:

This round is for books that could cross some genres but that I still adore and feel they need to be mentioned.

 

In third place winning a Bronze Medal is:

 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Just amazing, so much detail and imagination. 

 

In second place winning a Silver Medal is:

 

The Agents of Evil Series by Megan Duncan. sort of a Dystopian/end of the world/horror. Just pure awesomeness!


In First Place winning the Gold Medal is:

 

The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling. Come on, this one had to be mentioned! Can't not put it in there. :D

 

 

Special Commendation also goes to Alexander Gordon Smith, Derek Landy, Michelle Paver (Wolf Brother series), Josephine Angelini, & L.A Meyer (Bloody Jack series)

 

That's it for this year's Book Olympics. Well done to all authors involved. We salute you all!!!!


*Crowd cheers and applauds*

 

 


Happy Hopping, have a great weekend everyone!!!

 

1 comment:

LisNoir said...

Great post. I love The Hunger Games and Divergent. I'm a new follower, here is my FF.