Thanks Icebreaker694 for tagging me! It helps me a lot [
with procrastinating on my Webtoon lists]. Never mind that last bit. And, since I cheat, I’ll include Webtoons in this list. Anyway, I hope you like my tag!
Oh, and the Dr. Frost featured image is gonna be my permanent book tag featured image. If, one day, I get a tag that isn’t book related, that’ll be a different story.
Anyway, the tag. Yes, let’s do the tag!
TRUMP VS CLINTON: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER RIVALRY:
Are we talking about enemies, or rivals? Let’s just say both, haha. Hmm…for books, I might say Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker from the Stoker and Holmes series. Their rivalry is unique; they’re on the road to to becoming good friends one day, but they started off one the wrong foot, and due to being such opposites, it’s taking them a while to truly warm up to the other. They’re good partners in fighting crime, and they’ll hopefully be good friends one day.
Webtoons: Either Sakuya Mori and Haruka Mori from SPLIT or Emai and Phirre from Nightmare Factory. Sakuya and Haruka’s rivalry is unique; they’re the same person! Sakuya has DID, and Haruka is his other personality. However, he has no idea she exists. Emai and Phirre’s rivalry/enemy relationship is just funny; Emai clearly hates Phirre, but they spend a lot of time trading insults…until she “steals” his heart. (Oh, that was a bad joke…)
TURKEY FAILED COUP: A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT FAILED TO FINISH?
Books: Clockwork Angel. I started to read it at the tail end of December, so I didn’t have time to finish it before January 1st. But I love the series! (Currently reading Clockwork Princess…no spoilers).
Webtoons: I have too many to be read, so too many to say.
POKEMON GO: WHAT BOOK DID YOU BUY OR READ BASED ON THE HYPE? DID YOU ENJOY IT?
Books: The Infernal Devices series. And as I am reading Clockwork Princess, I think it’s safe to say that I’m enjoying it. The writing is sharp, and the plot is unique and unpredictable.
Webtoons: Siren’s Lament. I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would; I love instantmiso’s twists on cliché romance tropes, like love triangles.
STRANGER THINGS: WHAT’S ONE BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?
Books: I would say I am the Messenger, but sadly, it’s one of the required reads at my school for a lot of students, and as people generally dislike assigned reading no matter how good it is… So I’ll say Different Seasons by Stephen King. Even if you’re not a horror fan, you’ll like at least a few stories in this. And it has Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and The Body (movie is called Stand by Me) in it.
Webtoon: Annarasumanara. At least read it for the sake of the art, but the story is just as beautiful as the art. I promise. Here’s an art piece:
Book: Hmm… The end to The Chess Queen Engima in the Stoker and Holmes series. Book four still hasn’t come out yet… 😦
Webtoon: Every episode ends in a cliffhanger with Bastard, so…
THE TRAGIC CRISIS IN ALEPPO: NAME THE LAST BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY OR TEARY-EYED.
Book: I don’t cry over books, but the last book to give me serious feels was Clockwork Prince. I’m preparing myself while reading Clockwork Princess.
Webtoons: I don’t cry over Webtoons either, but the last ones to give me serious feels were: Annarasumanara, Snailogy (mainly the Come with Me chapter. If you only read one chapter of Snailogy, read that one) or Dr. Frost.
BREXIT: NAME A BOOK YOU HAVE AN UNPOPULAR OPINION TOWARDS.
Book: I don’t have a particularly unpopular opinion, but I guess the closest would be me thinking the book version of True Grit is grossly under appreciated. Readers, take note: if you want a fantastic female protagonist, look no further. Mattie Ross is more independent, stubborn and smart at age fourteen than many older female MCs nowadays.
FOUR NEW ELEMENTS DISCOVERED IN THE PERIODIC TABLE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU DISCOVERED/READ FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR.
Cassandra Clare! I plan to read The Mortal Instruments soon.
#ALLLIVESMATTER: YOUR FAVOURITE DIVERSE READ.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to have more diverse reads. I appreciate The Infernal Devices for having different types of feminism, a biracial lead (I may be biased because I’m biracial) and a bisexual character. But my favorite diverse Webtoon may be Always Human, but I also recommend ShootAround.
ZIKA VIRUS: A BOOK THAT SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.
I can say I read it before people fussed about it, but Stalking Jack the Ripper.
Webtoon: Space Boy. I’ve read it, and can safely say it lives up to the hype.
LEONARDO DECAPRIO FINALLY WON THE OSCAR: WHAT WAS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE THIS YEAR?
Mine didn’t come out…Stoker and Holmes book four, where are you?
IN MEMORIUM: NAME A MEMORABLE CHARACTER DEATH.
Book: Spoilers for Girl on the Train:
Tom. Dear goodness, that was a climactic ending.
Webtoon: spoilers for Bastard:
Manny. I knew it was coming, but I guess I wasn’t prepared for how fast and almost easily he was killed.
SAMSUNG PHONES: ONE BOOK THAT BLEW YOUR MIND THIS YEAR!
Book: The Martian by Andy Weir. It was entertaining, educational, and rooted in real science, and was overall seriously well written, unpredictable, and humorous. I loved the characters. The movie was good, but I prefer the book.
Webtoon: If I had to choose, I’d say Dr. Frost. I wanted to say Annarasumanara, but Dr. Frost is educational, while still having amazing mysteries, a unique story, interesting, three dimensional characters, and good art.