Winter Olympics Book Tag

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Guys, I confess, I ADORE the Olympics! It’s such a cool time when everybody comes together to cheer each other on, and I love getting to learn about other cultures. Plus, I confess, the sports are so exciting! I always say I love the summer Olympics more, but as I’m watching this year I’m realizing that there aren’t any events in the winter Olympics that I’m not interested in. Except maybe curling. Anyway, we’re only what, three days in?, and I’m already loving watching.

So in the Go World spirit, I went searching for an Olympics book tag. I found this one from Brittany at Beauty and the Bean Boots, who I’m really looking forward to reading more from. You should go check her out!


Figure Skating

Ice skaters go to the “kiss and cry” area after skating. Name a book character you would like to kiss or a book that made you cry.

Hp7It doesn’t take a lot to make me cry, lol. But I sob through Harry Potter 7. Like, starting in the first couple chapters literally all the way through. If it didn’t make you cry too I am suspicious as to whether or not you have a soul.

Ice Hockey

Name a book you would drop the gloves for if someone dissed it.

LordoftheRings001I will fight you to the death if you try to criticize The Lord of the Rings. Like, seriously, it’s fine if fantasy isn’t your thing, or if the slow pace at the beginning deters you, or even if the super descriptive language isn’t your style. I get it. But it drives me INSANE when people try to say that it’s somehow a bad book. It’s a masterpiece and I have no problem dropping the gloves to settle it if necessary.

Speed Skating

Name a book you finished in one sitting.

18081809Last summer I read Landline in one day, something I haven’t done in years. It’s no secret that I adore Rainbow Rowell, and that her books are just written for me. I frequently refer to them as magic. Oh my, and Landline was soooooo good! I strongly recommend it to adults who enjoyed her YA.

Alpine Skiing

Name a series that went downhill.

IMG_20170615_073317_366Some will disagree with me, just because a lot of people think this series started bad. But I adored Eragon and its sequel, Eldest. However, the final two books in the series just were not good. The writing got terrible, the plot bogged down with stupid things that nobody cared about, and the entire story just went in a ridiculous direction. I will always love Eragon, but if I never finish the series again I’ll be okay.

Snowboarding

Snowboarders “shred” down a hill, but what book would you shred if given the chance?

18660669Hands down the worst book I ever read was Vampire Academy. Not only that, I would put my opinion out there and say that it’s making the world a worse place. It’s contributing to so many problems with today’s youth. I would shred ALL of the copies if I could.

Bobsleigh

Name your favorite friend group from a book or series.

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I love the second Percy Jackson series, The Heroes of Olympus. They have such great friendships, and I think the dynamics between the Greek and Roman contingents are very interesting. In addition to the friendships, there are so sweet and heartwarming romances. But the platonic friendships are so rare in YA books, and they are so well handled in ALL of Riordan’s books.

Biathalon

Name your favorite duology. 

la-et-renegades-cover-20170515I hate that phrase. Duology. Who came up with it?

That being said, I don’t know that I’ve read one. I’m thinking really hard, and nothing is coming to mind. However, I really enjoyed Renegades, and I’m looking forward to reading book 2 when it comes out later this year.

Cross Country Skiing

What is your favorite traveling book?

51aCwy+G+bL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_Does this mean book to travel with, or book about traveling? I guess book about traveling…

I don’t know what I would say my favorite is, because I’ve read a lot of books about travel. However, I really enjoyed a book that I read a few years ago called Crossing the Heart of Africa, which was partly a history of an African explorer, and partly a travel memoir of a modern man retracing his footsteps. The explorer, Ewart Grogan, was a real character, and did everything for love. I don’t know, it was just a fun book!

Gold Medal

Name your highest rated book so far this year.

34050917Well … I’ve only read two new novels so far this year, lol. But I really enjoyed The Girl in the Tower. I mean, I love historical fiction, I love fantasy, and I love folklore, and this series is a beautiful blend of all three. SO much fun!

Team Uniform

Name a book that uses the color of your country.

1067Last year I read 1776, a rare non-fiction for me, and I LOVED it! If you’ve never read David McCullough and you’re interested in history, you should definitely give it a try. Everything reads like a novel, and it’s just amazing how he is able to do that. And he really develops the historical figures and gives you an idea of what they were like as people. He’s a brilliant writer, and I feel like I learned so much. It was a fun 4th of July read!


I’m not tagging anyone, because Brittany didn’t, but if you love the Olympics as much as I do consider yourself tagged!

I hope you all have a great week and enjoy watching some snow and ice sports as much as I plan to!

12 thoughts on “Winter Olympics Book Tag

    1. I know a lot of people loved Vampire Academy, lol. I actually read it because my internet friends told me I had to stop making fun of it if I hadn’t, because they all loved it so much. Haha. I’m just the odd duck.

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  1. hahaha I think it’s impossible to not cry over harry potter 7 to be fair. Ugh to be honest it drives me mad when anyone says that a book is bad which clearly isn’t- there’s a huge difference between “this book isn’t for me” and saying it’s bad- even if a person doesn’t like LOTR, it’s really not objectively bad (again, sorry for the mini rant). Definitely looking forward to the second Renegades book! Ahh I adored Girl in the Tower!! What a wonderful book!!

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      1. Ahh yes I really agree!! Ahh I think I remember that post- I’m personally a big Beatles fan, but while I can understand other people not having the same taste as me, I think it’s objectively wrong to say they’re “bad”. Saying whether something is bad is a very technical question and a lot more complicated than “I don’t like it”. hehe as you can probably tell I feel strongly about it too 😉

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        1. I think it’s easier to say something is objectively GOOD than objectively BAD. Like, anyone with half a brain can agree the Beatles were good. They changed music. But somebody out there might be able to contend with the idea that Rebecca Black’s Friday is objectively bad. Maybe…

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