Thursday, November 22, 2018

Tag: The Nightmare Before Christmas



I was tagged by Bite Into Books to do The Nightmare Before Christmas Tag. This was my favorite movie when I was a kid. Of course I had to do the tag!







The Nightmare Before Christmas Tag










Jack: A Book With A Character Who Longs For More





Pretty much all of the characters in The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I love this book because the author captures exactly what it’s like to live in a town where you’re an outsider because you have different values and interests than everybody else.












Sally: A Book With A Character Who Loves Someone And Gets Them In The End





I feel like most books end this way? Also, I tend to forget the romances in books because they don’t interest me. I never remember who ended up together. Ummm . . . . How about Monty and Percy in Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. They love each other, but it takes them a few hundred pages to figure that out.












Zero: A Book With A Loyal Sidekick





This one might be a stretch, but Sydney kind of becomes Victor’s sidekick in Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. Sydney is not interested in the whole let’s-kill-everyone plan, but she’s loyal to Victor and brings him back to life whenever his plans go wrong (or right).












Oogie Boogie: A Book With A Wicked Villain





Scythe Goddard in Scythe by Neal Shusterman. He’s not the wickedest villain in literary history, but he’s disgusting because he’s so realistic. He enjoys hurting people and doesn’t believe he should feel bad about it. He thinks his life won’t be worth living if the government takes his flamethrower away.












Halloween Town: A Creepy Book





The creepiest book I’ve read this year is The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis. It’s literary historical horror! All of my favorite genres blended together. It’s crude and gory and stars a nineteen-year-old female mass murderer.












Christmas Town: A Warm, Fuzzy Book





“Warm, fuzzy” isn’t my thing, but Fredrik Backman’s books usually have a few fuzzy moments. He has a talent for making me love irritating, curmudgeon characters.












What’s This? A Book That Surprised You





An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. I tend to avoid books by “celebrities” because they almost always suck, but I really liked this one. It’s funny and fast-paced, and it has depth. Also, there are alien robots. They are all named Carl.






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22 comments:

  1. I have the Serpent King on my Kindle but i havent gotten around to it yet. I need to do that ASAP.

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    1. Yes! It was one of my favorite books I read last year. It’s really good.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  2. I love this movie and this is such a fun tag! I still need to read Scythe as soon as possible. It looks so good and I loved Dry!

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    1. Scythe is awesome. It’ll be one of my favorites this year. I still need to read Dry.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. I agree with your assessment of the characters in TSK. They really were all trying to be better and have more. I loved Britt-Marie, and there were some really heartwarming moments in that one.

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    1. Usually “heartwarming” isn’t my thing, but I’ve loved every Fredrik Backman book I’ve read so far. I like his humor.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I've never seen the film-not sure I'll ever get round to it!

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    1. I watched it a million times when I was a kid, but I haven’t seen it in a lot of years. If they play it on TV this Christmas, I might watch it.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  5. I have actually never wacthed this movie. I need to read Serpent King, and An Absolutely Rebarkable Thing which I have both. Also need to read Fredrik Backman.

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    1. I hope you like Serpent King and An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. They’re very different from each other, but they’re both good.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Is it bad that I've never seen this movie??

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    1. Haha, no. I’m really bad at watching movies. I haven’t seen most of the movies that other people have.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  7. I love this tag so much! GREAT picks!!

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  8. Lovely answers for this tag! I really loved The Serpent King -and I cried a lot, as well... haha. These characters deserve so much <3 and I'm so happy to see An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, I loved this book so, so very much. I'll never be over that ending haha I need more :)

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    1. I need the sequel to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing right now. It can’t end like that! I have so many questions!

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  9. Wow now I *really* need to read An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. They're all named Carl? So random and I love it! I did add it to my wishlist, so fingers crossed ha. LOVE TSK and it is a perfect pick for this. And agree with Scythe, too! Such a fun tag!

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  10. aww The Nightmare Before Christmas, it's a favorite. Fun tag and great answers. I need to check out The Butcher’s Hook.

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  11. Ooh fun tag! I really do want to read Hank Green's book, and The Serpent King. Love Gentleman's Guide and Scythe and you chose well for those. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. I HAVE NOT READ A BACKMAN BOOK YET! You have been reminding me of titles I need to put on my Must Read list for 2019. 📚📚📚

    I don't generally read books like the Hank Green title, but you and the synopsis have me convinced I'll at least like it. 👍✨

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  13. Great answers! The Serpent King is on my wishlist and I really want to read it. I totally agree with your choice when it comes to The Gentleman's Guide. I really liked their love story. I feel like Backman has a lot of feel good stories! The loyal side kick is actually usually my favourite kind of character and I can think of so many good answers for that prompt ;)

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  14. This is such a fun tag. The Nightmare Before Christmas will always be one of my favourite films. :) I love Sydney's loyalty. I haven't heart of The Butcher's Hook before, but a nineteen-year-old female murder?! I need to read it.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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