The purpose of this tag is to select three books at random and chose one to burn, one to rewrite, and one to reread of these three. If I burn anyone’s favorite books it’s nothing personal. It just has to be done. To select books I used my Goodreads read shelf, and the random integer function on my graphing calculator to select a row and column.
Not sure who created this tag, but all credit goes to them. I was tagged by Victoria over at Addlepates and Book Nerds. I’m not sure who has been tagged and who hasn’t, so I tag anyone who wants to do it.
Round 1: Endlessly, Inkheart, Charlotte’s Web
I like this book, but look at the fire on the cover. It’s just begging to be burned.
This book was a lot of fun to read, but I feel maybe something can be added by revision.
Reread: Charlotte’s Web
It’s a classic, so burning it is not an option (as much as there are other classics I would love to). I also have no interest in writing a story about farm animals, and there’s just not anything to improve on.
Round 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Dream Thieves, How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Burn: How to Read Literature like a Professor
This was my summer reading. Yeah, I’m feeling kind of bitter even if it was interesting to learn more about literary symbolism.
Rewrite: The Dream Thieves
I enjoyed the story-line, but found the novel itself hard to get into. I think some rewriting could change that.
Reread: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
This book is super short, so it won’t take long to reread at all. This book was a huge part of my childhood, so of course I’m not going to burn it.
Round 3: The Iron Queen, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, A Great and Terrible Beauty
Burn: Iron Queen
I feel bad because I really enjoyed this book. It’s only getting burned because I liked the others more.
Rewrite: A Great and Terrible Beauty
I really liked this book but would like to rewrite the first few chapters because I did not like the way the setting was introduced very much and almost stopped reading.
Reread: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
I’ve been meaning to reread this anyway. It’s one of the books that got me into reading in the first place, so I owe it a debt of gratitude.
This is the first book tag I’ve participated in, so I hope everyone enjoyed it, and that I’m doing this properly. If there is some part of the “book tag process” that I’ve done wrong please let me know in the comments and I’ll try to correct it as soon as possible.