Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Would you rather - Book Tag!!

Hello fellow readers! :-)
I've been wanting to do a book tag for a while now and finally here's the WOULD YOU RATHER BOOK TAG. It was originally created by Rachel from Rachel Reads on YouTube.
Let's get into it!

Question #1
Would you rather only read series or stand alones?
Oh gosh... that's a hard one. There're so many amazing stand alones out there but honestly if I had to choose I think I would pick only series because most of my favorite books are in a series and you just get to spend much more time with the characters and the story. But fortunately I don't have to decide! Because otherwise I would have never read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver which is probably my favorite stand alone ever!

Question #2
Would you rather only read female or male authors?
When I buy books or put some on my TBR list I never care if they're written by a female or a male author. But for this tag I take .... female authors. Because we women gotta stick together! 

Question #3
Would you rather shop at your book store or Amazon?
That's pretty easy. I love going to the store and look at books and read blurbs and take some books home with me! BUT I recently found out that my local book store has way higher prices than Amazon and so I always order books there (or at Book Depository). Yes, I know everyone should support book stores to keep them alive and every now and then I do buy a book ore two there but ultimately it's just too expensive, I'm not a millionair and I like getting as many books as I can at an affordable price.

Question #4
Would you rather all books become movies or TV shows?
Well, I love book to movie adaptations and love seeing them coming to life on the big screen but also I see quiet often how the movie makers mess them up. They either don't use the whole potential the book(s) give them or they put too much own plot line in the film. That doesn't have to be necessarily bad but in some cases it just wasn't good. That's why, in my opinion, TV shows are the better option because you can get into more detail and it's "harder" to mess it up.

Question #5
Would you rather read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?
Like is that even a question?! Who wouldn't wanna read 5 books a week?

Question #6
Would you rather be a professional reviewer or author?
This word "professional" just expresses so much pressure, doesn't it? I love writing reviews but honestly I don't think I'd want to do it for a living...
That leaves being an author. I also really enjoy writing but I just never have an unique idea and when I think I do I google it and someone else already wrote it and published it and I'm like
 So, what I'm trying to say is ... I don't really have an answer

Question #7
Would you rather only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven't read before?
That's actually pretty easy: Since I usually don't re-read books I would obviously read new ones I haven't read before. ;-)
(And there are soooo many books I want to read... anyone know the feeling?)

Question #8
Would you rather be a librarian or a book seller?
A book seller. Because I love new, unused books and I love being surrounded by them.

Question #9  
Would you rather only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite?
Probably read every genre except my favorite because if I read only my favorite I might grow tired of it eventually and also reading every other genre means a bigger range of books plus I would find a new favorite genre sooo - problem solved!

Question #10
Would you rather only read physical books or eBooks?
PHYSICAL BOOKS! PHYSICAL BOOKS!! PHYSICAL BOOKS!!! We should all support them or one day they won't be no more! I know they're more expensive than eBooks BUT isn't it a wonderful feeling to read the last page, close the book and put it on your shelf? To actually feel the book? Personally I think a full bookshelf (no matter the size!) is as much art as a picture. 

Thanks so much for reading! I had so much fun writing this, I hope you enjoyed reading it too and comment, subsribe or follow by email! ;-)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

 Hi guys! Sorry, I haven't uploaded in what feels like forever BUT I finally decided to write a review on Allegiant, the third and final book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth:

So, I LOVED Divergent! It was an amazing book, I had so much fun reading it, but Insurgent already disappointed me. The story was okay but I just lost interest in the characters and what will happen to them. And instead of not finishing the series and let it go as it was, foolish me thought maybe the next (since it's the final one) is better! - I was wrong.
Without going too much into the plot, this is what didn't work for me: Most parts were just too slow, nothing happened except how everyone tried to deal with their grief and pain. Don't get me wrong, I know those parts can be important to give the story depth. But a full book of it? That's too much.
Then we have two POVs: Tris' and Four's. Usually I love different perspectives but these were just too similar. If it wasn't for the name standing at the beginning of the chapter, I wouldn't have noticed any difference.


Another thing that really bothered me was that I didn't care about the characters. Neither Uriah's nor Tris' death affected me really (I hope that doesn't sound too heartless :) I mean it's all fiction but still...). BUT compliment to Veronica Roth to actually let her die. We don't see that a lot in YA which makes this book stand out. Plus Tris didn't kill herself recklessly or stupidly but to save her city (Success!).

All in all Allegiant was not a bad book but not a good one either. Shorten the parts with no action by let's say 200 pages and we're good to go! No, but seriously - in the end I mostly just finished the book and series for the sake of finishing it.

Thanks for reading!
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