Another day, another tag. I’m thinking this one is super easy, because everyone knows Mandy and I are super productive. Amirite? Yeah? Yes?
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PLANNING | A BOOK THAT IS COMPLETELY THOUGHT OUT
SHA: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a mystery with small clues embedded within the text from the very first chapter. The author even said he had a timeline of the entire novel in front of his desk peppered with post-it notes to keep everything flowing. This is what I expect from every book I read now.
FOCUS | A BOOK THAT KEPT YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION
MANDY: My latest binge read was Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer. Even though it was anything that had me on the very edge of my seat and was so twisty and turny that I had to keep going no matter what, I was so immersed in the story and I had to finish it until it was done.
DELEGATING | A BOOK THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SERIES
MANDY: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein. I felt like the ending just came so very abruptly – I would have loved if we had gotten a chance to have a more well rounded ending instead of blink and you missed it. I easily think this could have kept going for more than once. I’m not sure that it could have been more than a series, but definitely a duology.
SHA: My answer here is tricky. I was unsatisfied with the ending to Romanov. So much more needed to be said. At the same time, any direction the sequel took would have been a huge swerve away from the historical fiction root that the first book took. Maybe if the author planned for a sequel, and settled Romanov more deeply into historical fiction (than the fantasy twist it took at the end).
SMALL GOALS | A BOOK BELOW 150 PAGES THAT YOU LOVED
MANDY: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde! It’s a play, so thank gosh, because I had no clue what was below 150 pages. This is one of my favorites of all time, and it’s just filled with so much humor and charm. The muffin argument included in this story is the best.
PEAK HOURS | A SERIES YOU CAN ONLY READ AT A CERTAIN TIME
SHA: Do people set specific times for series? (Remembers Mandy and also Halloween exist.) I want to re-read the Gone series, but it has to be when the time is right. How about that?
LISTS | A BOOK THAT YOU FINALLY CROSSED OFF YOUR TBR
MANDY: Salt to the Sea!! This was forever on my list – I think on the first page of my 14 pages of books on my Goodreads TBR, so it was well time that I read it. I read it earlier this year, and it was good!! I don’t know why I waited so long.
PROACTIVE | A BOOK THAT IS/WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME
SHA: FEED! Literally, Feed by M. T. Anderson. Where people destroy the environment and get microchips implanted in their brains and only care about themselves because they are obsessed with technology. We’re halfway there. Get ready for me to wave this book around in the way when we reach microchip level. Not that I’m excited for it or anything, but sadly I’m a “told you so” person.
DECLUTTER | A SERIES YOU WISH YOU COULD UNREAD
SHA: I do have some good memories (i.e. “her wizened pucker” it’s a whole thing) but the birthing scene in Twilight just. . . I mean, I was eating. I don’t know why but I chose to eat. And now I can’t look at blueberry bagels the same.
MULTITASKING | BOOKS THAT YOU READ AT THE SAME TIME
MANDY: Omg, everything! I usually have 3 books going at the same time. I read one physical, an audiobook, and then usually an ebook. Sometimes, I might only be reading an audio or ebook along with the physical, but I always am reading at least two.
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