Thanks to https://darquedreamerreads.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/four-london-book-tag/ for tagging us… check out her blog when you get a chance– it is truly lovely and unique! Darque is so nice and we love her taste! : )
This tag was created by the awesome Arkon and Annie, and is based off the parallel Londons found in The Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab. So, here we go!
Stacy: That would be, for me, All The Ugly and Wonderful Things… it is so sad, such a horrendous tragic tale, but also one of the overcoming nature inherent to people.
Daisy: That would have to be All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. I love that book and hate it at the same time. It’s such a moving story!
Stacy: That would be the Star Wars series for me– even though I saw the movies as a kid (the older ones, so I am really dating myself here), I could not get into the books.
Daisy: The Boxcar Children series. I used to love those books as a youngster, and would collect up every one I could find and try to read them all (did you know that there’s over a hundred?), but I outgrew them eventually.
Stacy: I have not read many book series that I did not enjoy, so I am drawing a blank here. Stand alone book would have to be Island Rush by Marien Dore. I hated that book, but it had a happy ending. I will never read it again though– to me, the happy ending was not enough redeeming value to merit a reread.
Daisy: Mean Streak by Sandra Brown. I’m not saying it’s horrible, but it just wasn’t my type of book. But I liked the way she made the reader think one thing throughout the whole book, and then did a double-flip-backwards near the end. I never saw it coming. That was very skillful storytelling.
Stacy: Series- wise, that title would be shared by Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I could read them over and over. Stand alone book would be The Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I love that book!
Daisy: Blessed? Hmmm… well, all of the books of the Bible. I guess that could be considered a series, haha. The blessings of the Lord never have shown though a book more clearly than they do in the Bible.
Stacy: I would have to agree with Darque her with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is written in so many layers of meaning, and the history of all the symbolism is fascinating.
Daisy: The Wizard of Oz, for the same reasons that Stacy chose her book.
Stacy: For me, that fictional world would be (again Lord of the Rings)– middle earth, with all of its orcs, goblins and things…. it would truly be scary if real, and sure to try the courage of the bravest of souls… but it would be amazing too!
Daisy: I choose the world of the future. Just pick any dystopian novel set in years to come, and that’s the world that I can see myself experiencing both love and fear in.
Stacy: I love older books; they are a particular passion of mine. The one that fills this bill to me is The Purple Plain by H. E. Bates. At first, the main character is just dealing with trauma from previous incidents, but then, he is thrown into situations where others’ lives are dependent on him to survive, and you find yourself rooting for him. It has a surprising end as well.
Daisy: I genuinely can’t think of any. The only one that even comes close is Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt Adventures. I didn’t like the first and second books of the series as much as I like the rest of the series, although I wouldn’t even go as far as to say they were “meh”, they were still better than that…
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