The Productivity Book tag

Another day, another tag. I’m thinking this one is super easy, because everyone knows Mandy and I are super productive. Amirite? Yeah? Yes?

Thank you, thank you to Rebecca over at BookishlyRebecca for tagging us in this one. Be sure to check out her answers before scrolling on down to our own.

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RULES

  1. Answer the prompts
  2. Tag some friends
  3. Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
  4. Have fun!

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PLANNING | A BOOK THAT IS COMPLETELY THOUGHT OUT

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn HardcastleSHA: 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

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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

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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.

RomanovSHA: 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
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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

Gone Michael Grant.jpgSHA: 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
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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

FeedSHA: 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

Twilightbook.jpgSHA: 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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19 thoughts on “The Productivity Book tag

  1. Yay! So happy you did this tag and completely agree on Sha’s thoughts about Feed. Had to read it my freshman year in college and I thought about how “progressive” it was when I was reading. Hopefully we never end up at that point though. Lol

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  2. What The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein isn’t a series?!? But that ending tho!! Also The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hugo has been on my TBR for forever lol! Great post 🙂

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  3. I love books that are completely thought out! I think the most complex book that I read was probably All the Light We Cannot See, which took the author 10 years to write, and it shows! That book was a masterpiece!

    I actually read The Importance of Being Earnest in my high school book club! We had a really fun time reading it together! It was my first introduction to Oscar Wilde, and it made me want to read more of his works! (But have I? Of course not.)

    And I also am a huge multitask reader! Not only do I usually have a romance or two that I’m reading on my Kindle, I also usually have 2 or 3 physical books that I’m juggling between as well!

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      1. no no no lol I could never spend my money like that. No what I mean to say is at one time I’m usually reading three different books in those three formats simultaneously XD

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