Book Tag: Game of Thrones

When it reaches this time of month, I often find myself scouring the internet for a tag I want to do. Some are too themed: there’s no point me doing a Percy Jackson tag as I’ve never read them (maybe one day).

But this time, it jumped out at me. Maybe because, for once, I’m actually being quite topical (which, for me, never happens!). I first saw this on TBR and Beyond and thought it looked good. Then I saw it crop up a couple of times on a few different blogs and figured that was fate telling me to do it.

The tag was originally created by Biblio Nyan. I apologise: I don’t have the skill of these two at making awesome graphics to go with each question, so you’ll have to make do with book covers instead!

On with the tag…

House Lannister – Hear me Roar

Name a book you originally loved but upon a re-read realized it wasn’t so great…

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

I devoured Philip Pullman‘s books as a child, but made the sad mistake of re-reading as an adult. It wasn’t that they weren’t great; more, I’d grown out of them. I’d read too much literature around hidden meanings etc during uni for these books and it really took away the magic and the spark for me.

House Stark – Winter is Coming

Name your most anticipated release of 2019…

The Burning White by Brent Weeks

The Burning White by Brent Weeks. I’ve been a massive fan of the Lightbringer series for a few years now and am so excited for the next (and final?) instalment. Due in October… The countdown has begun!

House Targaryen – Fire and Blood

Name a book you felt completely slayed with fantastic characters, plot, pacing etc…

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence. In fact, this entire trilogy. But I adored the characters, the plot showed me how over-rating breathing was and the pacing was the perfect balance. I couldn’t squeal about this book enough!

House Baratheon – Ours is the Fury

Name a book that ended with a cliffhanger that genuinely pissed you off…

White Star Phase by Scott Beckman

White Star Phase by Scott Beckman. The entire book was just leading up to the next in the series, nothing happened. There was literally no ending, it just stopped, leaving it wide open for what happened next. It was so frustrating!

House Martell – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

Name a book that has been on your TBR list since the beginning of time…

The Once and Future King by T.H White

I’m not going to lie, there are multiple books that could answer this: I’m really bad at tackling my TBR pile! But I’m going to go with The Once and Future King by T.H White. I adore the Arthurian legend and have literally been meaning to read this for years. Maybe one day…

House Bolton – Our Blades are Sharp

Name the most graphic, disturbing book that you’ve ever read…

The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind

Honestly, I’m pretty good at steering clear of these because they do freak me out. The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind did really get under my skin – that book left me uncomfortable multiple times to the point I almost didn’t finish it. Past Life by Dominic Nolan also made me shudder – but was a much stronger book all round.

House Tyrell – Growing Strong

Name a book that gets better and better with every read…

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Damn. I’ve been trying so hard to get through an entire tag without mentioning The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. But it’s my writing inspiration… am I really going to pass it over on this question? Maybe because each time the nostalgia adds and I know it will inspire me, so I get all the feels before I open the book..?

There we have it – this month’s tag. Now to start the hunt for next months’..!

What did you think? What would your answers be?

A Rambling Reviewer

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10 thoughts on “Book Tag: Game of Thrones

  1. Aww, it sucks that Northern Lights was like that for you but I completely get where you’re coming from. When you read into it I can see how it would take away that magic, especially as that conflict is such a significant aspect of the books and life in general.

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  2. Lol! You just couldn’t help yourself. Had to mention Eragon lol.
    I’d like to reread The Once and Future King. I wonder if I’d like it now. I had to read it for school as a kid and back then I thought it was beyond boring. I probably skimmed some parts.

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    • When you do one without mentioning Robin Hobb, I’ll do one without Eragon – deal? Haha! I tried so hard to avoid it as well, lol. Ooh that’s cool – it’s one of those books I’ve somehow just never got around to but I love the legend so want to.


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