Books

The Supernatural Book Tag

So as you might have noticed, I am not doing WWW and Waiting On Wednesday anymore, mainly because WWW Wednesday isn’t a ‘thing’ anymore, and because I found it harder and harder to find books that are yet to be released that I REALLY want to read. So yeah, I went and found another thing to do on Wednesday: Woenstag!

Woenstag, created by Joany from Craving Pages, is basically the Dutch word for Wednesday (Woensdag) and the word ‘Tag’ mashed together and it is a day on which you do some book tags! For this week (or actually last week) Joany made a tag called the Supernatural Book Tag. And I loooooooove Supernatural so I decided to do it. I wanted to make a video for this but in the end I decided to do pictures instead because the video wouldn’t work out. Anyway, here we go!

1. The Colt: If you could own a fictional item, what would you choose?

Technically I’m not allowed to add this because it’s actually from a TV show, but seeing as there are books about Doctor Who (with stories in it) I thought, why not? So I would love to own the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver. It is just such a handy tool; you can unlock and lock a door with it, scan things (and even people) and find out what it is exactly, wreck things, anything! Except wood. Which is rubbish.

2. The Impala: If you could own a fictional vehicle, what would you choose?

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Yeah this is a pretty easy answer for me, I would love to own the TARDIS. It’s a spaceship, and a time machine in one – so I could go anywhere, everywhere. Who wouldn’t want that?

3. Crowley: A villain you love to hate.

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I am staying in the Doctor Who universe right now, because I am choosing the Daleks. I both love and hate those creatures from Skaro, they are just awful and sometimes just hilarious as well. The only thing I don’t like about these creatures is THEIR CREATOR. Oh my god, every time I rewatch The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, Davros’ voice is the only thing that creeps me out A LOT. (The book featured here is The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs).

4. Sam and Dean: Two characters from diff. books that’d make a perfect team to fight evil.

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I chose Celaena Sardothien and Alina Starkov from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, and The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo; because they are awesome already on their own, but together they would probably be unstoppable.

5. Dean and Cas: Two characters from different books that’d make a perfect couple.

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I actually saved this question for last, because I couldn’t really choose anyone. (I am not really much of a shipper to be honest). But then I remembered these two books that I read, that have some similar main characters. Mary from Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton, and Cas from Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake – both awesome characters who fight ghosts with an Athamé a knife that’s good for ‘killing’ ghosts. Yeah they just fit together also because Mary has a best friend who is a ghost, and Cas had a girlfriend (or was she even his girlfriend? I don’t know?) who was a ghost. Yeah. Good.

6. Bobby: Your favourite fictional mentor-figure.

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I guess the most obvious answer here would be Dumbledore, from Harry Potter, but hey I am not going to choose him. I picked Odin from Runemarks by Joanne Harris, and Gandalf from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Both grey-bearded men (and fun fact: Odin was what inspired Tolkien to create Gandalf) and both very old and wise. Yeah, plus one for the grey-bearded old men!

7. The Angel tablet: One of the best books you’ve ever read.

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Again, obvious answer would be Harry Potter; but I picked a more recent book series this time. One that I haven’t finished yet but will pretty soon: Slated (and sequel Fractured) by Teri Terry. I LOVED these books and I have ordered the last book, Shattered, as well. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it and love it and ugh. I just love this series.

8. The Demon tablet: One of the worst books you’ve ever read.

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The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Need I say more? I disliked the first book, disliked the second book even more and absolutely hated the third. Didn’t even finish it in the end, just ‘nope-d’ and closed the file on my e-reader. (I am so so happy I didn’t end up buying the books as physical copies). And a dishonorable mention to Endgame by James Frey which I really disliked as well. Yay.

9. Shapeshifters: A book with a much better cover in a different country.

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I actually picked two books for this question, because I couldn’t choose which cover I hated more. The first book I chose is Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden. I first read this book (the right cover) when I was fifteen and I loved it. But the cover was hideous. Then, I found out it was an entire series, so I bought ebooks of all of them, read them and loved them even more. But the old cover was still hideous. So when I found out about the cover on the left, I immediately bought it (ok I bought the second book first, and the first one later, shh). The left cover just shows that this is a book about war and death and all that stuff, while the right one is just a ‘oh hey look a pink cover, must be a chick lit’ kind of thing you know?!

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The second book is Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. I got this book (right cover) from the Apparating Library at RingCon and basically just picked it because it was one of the few English books left and the others didn’t really interest me that much. But I absolutely hate movie covers so yeah. The (new) book cover looks so much better, damnit!

10. Hunters: A character you would love to hunt.

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This question can be interpreted in any way; whether you want to hunt this character because you love them or because you hate them and want them six feet under. I choose a character for the first category: the Doctor (yes I’m back with the Doctor Who answers again, I am sorry (no I’m not)). I just love the Doctor and I would love to hunt him down and ask him to take me on a trip through time and space. And then get horribly lost and end up being brought back home ten years later or something like that. Yeah. (Books featured are Only Human by Gareth Roberts and The Silent Stars Go By by Dan Abnett)

11. Chuck/The Author: A book of which you guessed the plottwist/ending already.

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That would be Cinder the first book in the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Don’t get me wrong, I loved this book, but the plottwist/ending that happened in this book I had guessed about fifty/seventy-five pages in already. That made me rate the book one star less but I did really love this series a lot. Because fairy tale retellings guys! Come on!

12. Castiel’s trenchcoat: A book that looks much better without its dustjacket.

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Okay, I have to say that this book doesn’t really look better without its dustjacket, but it looks really really pretty without it and that’s why I chose it. Four from the Divergent series, by Veronica Roth. I loved this book, loved reading more about Four and the cover just looks A M A Z I N G. Wow. And the inside. This is one of the few hardcover books that I own, and also one of the very few that are not black. Also FERRIS WHEEL!

13. Carry On My Wayward Son: Put your playlist on shuffle and play the first song. For which book is this song the perfect soundtrack?

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So the first time I did this, while filming the tag, I actually got Carry On My Wayward Son, which made me laugh really really hard. I ended up picking Allegiant by Veronica Roth because yeah… well… I guess people who have read the book understand why.

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Then, I decided to do it again for this written tag, and got Make You Mine from MakeBelieve (a Dutch band). When I heard this song I immediately thought of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, because this song is about this guy trying to get a girl to like him – and not paying attention to the other girls that find him attractive, and that just screams Peeta to me, right? (Idk it’s been a while since I’ve read the book don’t yell at me if I got it completely wrong). So yeah.

14. Charlie: Your ultimate fangirl/boy moment so far.

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I am staying in the Supernatural vibe with this, because one of my latest fangirl moments was when I met Sebastian Roché, who played Balthazar in the show. I met him at RingCon last year and he was just such a nice person. His panel was one of my favourites, even though he hardly answered any of the questions. He gave me a compliment when I was dressed up as Castiel and UGH SEBASTIAN.

Also I met a huge part of the Hobbit cast (autographs shown here are from Jed Brophy (Nori in the Hobbit and various other characters in Lord of the Rings), and Dean O’Gorman (Fili in the Hobbit)) and that made me very fangirl-y as well (and Daniel Radcliffe. But I forgot to add the picture of his autograph to the picture). So yeah, a lot of fangirl moments for me.

15. And one to make it extra hard: Marry, Kiss, Push off a Cliff: Sam, Dean, Castiel.

To be honest, I don’t find this question that hard. I’d marry Dean, kiss Cas and push Sam off a cliff. Sorry Sammy. (I am maybe a tiny bit of a Dean fangirl. Yeah. Sorry not sorry).

So that was the Woenstag of last week for this week. Next week (or perhaps sooner than that) I’ll be posting this week’s Woenstag, hopefully as a video.