The Game of Thrones Tag

Ok, you might hate me for doing another tag but I couldn’t resist since I’m a big fan of the book series and the television show. Also, I figured since its the final season of the show I wouldn’t get another chance to do this tag. I’ve been seeing this tag all over the place but here’s the source I’m using specifically. @theclockworkbibliophile

Part 1

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“We do not sow” – A book you would not be willing to invest in

When I first read Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov, I wanted to to be interested initially but I was too creeped out and just wanted to stop reading it. Unfortunately, I was required to read it for a class.

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“Fire and Blood” – A book that produced strong emotions for you

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows destroyed me because it was the last book in the series and all of the deaths were devastating in their own right.

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“Winter is Coming” – your favorite winter read

Well, obviously the Harry Potter books are always great for winter.

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“Family, Duty, Honor” – A book about strong family ties

Again, Harry Potter is a good choice but also The Hunger Games is a good one. Let’s face it, though, Game of Thrones is probably the best choice for this one.

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“Growing Strong” – A book you had low expectations for but it grew on you

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini definitely ended up having more of an impact on me than I though and I still love that book.

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“Ours is the Fury” – A book that made you furious

Allegiant, which is the last book in the Divergent series, pissed me off to no end. The Circle by Dave Eggers also pissed me off so much that I didn’t even read the whole thing.

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“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” – A book series you have unwavering devotion to.

I wouldn’t be here with Harry Potter, that’s for sure.

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“A Lannister Always Pays His Debts” – A book you feel indebted to

American Gods by Neil Gaiman really opened my eyes and taught me more about writing and mythology.

Part 2

Who do you want to win the Game of Thrones?

As much as I love Daenerys to win, I think that she might unintentionally carry on the tradition of Targaryens being insane rulers so I’m going to have to pick Jon Snow. Also, I believe in the theory that he is also a Targaryen which would fulfill the title of the series, A Song of Fire and Ice. 

Part 3

Who do you think will die? Who do you think will make it to the end?

My list of survivors: Jon Snow, Tyrion and Jamie Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Asha and Theon Greyjoy, Sansa Stark, Varys, Bran Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Daario Naharis, Samwell Tarly, Olena Tyrell

My list of casualties: Cersei Lannister, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, Jorah Mormont, Melissandre, Davos Seaworth, Gendry, Arya Stark, Tormund Giantsbane, Ellaria Sand

Part 4

Would you win or die?

I may not have a ton of resources but I’m pretty logical and strategic. Would I win though? I hope so if I play my cards right.

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Which house are you apart of?

I think I would be a member of House Stark because I have very bad luck but still somehow succeed despite the odds.

Now it’s your turn. Feel free to join me in this tag.

 

The Stranger Things Book Tag/Challenge

I found another fandom related book tag that caught my interest. Again, I found this on another blog that I will link to you so you can check them out. Here’s my new tag, you mouth breathers.

 

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Eleven: A book that you own that is damaged to pieces but you still love it

Definitely my copy of American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I have a bad habit of picking at my books but I can’t imagine getting a new copy anytime soon.

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Mike, Lucas, and Dustin: A book trilogy you always go to whenever you need a pick-me-up

I would definitely have to pick The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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The Demogorgon: A book with a terrifying beast that you would not want to face in the dark

I’d be pretty terrified to face the Dementors from the Harry Potter series

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Dr. Brenner: A book with a villain who is both manipulative and dedicated

The titular character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The count himself is willing to do anything it takes to terrorize England and has endless patience.

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Nancy Wheeler: A book you didn’t expect to love

I didn’t think I would care for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins but I ended up loving it.

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Hawkins, Indiana: A book with a setting that’s just a little bit strange

The town of Derry, Maine in It by Stephen King is meant to be a relatively normal town with a bizarre string of murders. King is great at taking normal settings and making them terrifying.

That is the end of the tag. I will probably doing more of these in the future and I hope to see more of you do them to. I will like the source of this tag. I encourage you to check out that blog. Remember, don’t keep your curiosity door locked!

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The Hamilton Book Tag/Challenge

I decided to try something new because I fell down a black hole of these tags/challenges or whatever you want to call them. I found this one and was immediately inspired because this is probably my all-time favorite musical. I can’t take credit for this so I will tag the blog I discovered it on. Check her out. She’s pretty cool. @thebookishlounge

1. The Room Where It Happens: A book world you would put yourself in.

I’m going to have to be obvious and say Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. I already have enough wands. I think I’ll be prepared.

2. The Schulyer Sisters: Underrated Female Characters

Tally Youngblood from The Uglies by Scott Westerfield

3. My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anyone stop them

Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

4. Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive

Spoiler Alert: Hedwig, Harry Potter’s beloved owl. RIP

5. Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve read

Spoiler: Hazel and Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

6. You’ll Be Back: The sassiest villain

Iago from Othello by William Shakespeare

7. The Reynolds Pamphlet: A book with a twist you didn’t see coming

This may sound silly but when I first read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, I had no idea what was going to happen to Lenny at the end.

8. Non-Stop: A series you marathoned

The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

9. Satisfied: Favorite book with multiple POVs

Its a tie between The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Song of Fire and Ice series by George RR Martin, and Dracula by Bram Stoker

10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book series you feel will be remembered throughout history

Obviously, Harry Potter. I predict it will become required reading in schools in the future.

11. Helpless: A relationship you were pulling for from the very start

Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

12. The Ten Duel Commandments: Favorite fight scene

Percy Jackson and co. vs Gaea

13. Say No to This: Guilty pleasure read

The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

14. What Comes Next?: A series you wish had more books

The Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs

15. Right Hand Man: Favorite BroTP

Again, I’m going to have to be obvious and say Holmes and Watson.

16. What’d I Miss?: A book/series I was late too read

Any Stephen King book, really

And that’s the end of the tag. I hope you enjoyed it and want to participate in it with me. Feel free to send me tags because they’re a great way to kill time while I try to catch up on my reading. Again, I will leave a link to the blog I found this from. thebookishlounge