Thanks for stopping by! I hope you don't mind that I've decided to change things up a little this week. I was getting a bit tired of doing the TopTenTuesday meme as it takes ages to find ten book covers that fit the theme but the posts themselves were a little bland. So, I found two new memes that I'd like to try and cover in one post that will hopefully make things a little more interesting!
Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics are discussed from books to blogging.
This week's topic is 'What are some popular series you haven't tried or have and stopped because they just don't appeal to you?'
This is quite a fun opening question as there are some popular series that I just haven't gotten around to yet and there are some that I didn't enjoy or don't want to read at all because they just don't appeal to me.
I know there are some readers who will read a book simply because it's popular, because everyone else is raving about it, and whilst I obviously take reviews into account to some extent when looking at what books to read, I occasionally find myself going against the grain and being drawn to a book by it's synopsis or sampler even though it has awful reviews. Sometimes I end up agreeing with the reviews and don't enjoy the book, other times I discover a book that I truly love. It also works the other way around. Sometimes I'll read a book that has amazing reviews and I'll hate it or at least not enjoy it enough to keep reading. So, on that note here are some popular series I tried to read but couldn't finish/didn't enjoy:
Onto a more positive note, there a quite a few popular book series that I'm really looking forward to starting including; A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Scythe by Neil Shusterman, The Summoner Series by Taran Matharu and To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han. 😍😍😍 I'm so excited to start these!!
There are also a few popular series that I'm really excited to continue with after reading the first book in the series:
What about you? What popular book series have you stayed away from or not enjoyed?
Up next is the First Chapter, First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros meme.
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach and the idea is to post the first paragraph (or two) of the first chapter of a book you are currently reading or that you want to read.
To fit with the topic of Tell Me Something Tuesday, I've chosen to share the first chapter of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
Kell wore a very peculiar coat.
It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.
The first thing he did whenever he stepped out of one London and into another was take off the coat and turn it inside out once or twice (or even three times) until he found the site he needed. Not all of them were fashionable, but they each served a purpose. There were ones that blended in and ones that stood out, and one that served no purpose but of which he was just particularly fond.
I actually really like this opening. It grabs me by throwing up loads of questions that I feel I need to find the answers to.
What about you? Would you/have you read this?
Feel free to leave your comments and your links in the comments below, and let me know what you think of this new weekly post! 😃
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