Mar 23, 2019

The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I saw this tag at As Told by Tina and I thought it looked like fun, so I decided to join in! I borrowed this image from Tina as well. She initially saw this tag on book tube here.

The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.

While The Last Magician isn't terribly long (in Harry Potter pages) at 512 pages, it does seem daunting in some ways as I remember trying to start it at one point and then putting it down. I'm hoping to give it another go one day!

Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you [almost] want to unhaul.
I won this one so very long ago and have yet to start it. I kept putting it off since I read mixed reviews but haven't decided what I will do with it. I never write off a series before giving it a try at least, so in the TBR it remains.

Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing.
One of my more recent review books and oh my goodness this one was good! Really really good!! I love a good fairy tale retelling and this take on The Twelve Dancing Princesses was most refreshing!
Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in. 
The scene at the end...basically the ending itself since there was never a sequel.
Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary. 
Even though I did enjoy this one, I didn't see how it was necessary to the series as it felt pretty wrapped up with the second one. My review of this will be up next month.
Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish. 
Though it will always eat at my soul, this one does have a fairly clean ending.
Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message. 
Okay, maybe this one's a stretch but we all know that in The Beauty and the Beast that the Beast was a spoiled person who had to change. I think this one might have tried a little too hard to be different, yet at the same time, I liked that it did that. I don't know. I feel like I can't answer this question accurately with a book because I generally like the books I read and if I didn't like one it's not because it "tried too hard."

The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
I read Snow Like Ashes when it first came out in 2014,  I finally read the sequel last year. So with a four year gap between books 1 and 2 and with little to no recaps it was a struggle to get back into the series. I still enjoyed it overall, but I've got to stop leaving big gaps between books 1 and 2 when it comes to series!
You know the drill, if you're feeling up to this challenge and want to join in, consider yourself tagged!!


  1. I am TOTALLY with you on House of Salt and Sorrows! My review won't go up for quite awhile, but I loved how unique it was! Was Nocturne supposed to be a series? It's still on my TBR.

  2. Both you and Tracy really liked House of Salt and Sorrow, so I'm excited!

    Back in the day I adored Ruby Red but I wasn't as impressed with the sequel.

  3. I have that problem that you mentioned with Ice Like Fire a lot -- when I wait too long to finish a series, I end up forgetting lots of aspects, and it's harder to get back into the series.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  4. This is such a fun tag. I tried to read the Ruby Red trilogy (finished the first book and got halfway through the second) but the writing got too confusing for me. It was hard to follow where the author was trying to go with the story. It's a really cool concept, but I just didn't end up enjoying it. The first book is pretty good, so hopefully you'll enjoy the series better than I did.


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