The Fellowship Of the Ring Book Tag

Yet another tag I’m doing even though I never get tagged. I’m a kleptomaniac nerd, deal with it.

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1. Gandalf – A book that taught you something

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Christopher McCandless

2. Frodo – A book that left a mark on you

 I read Into The Wild as the first book in AP English, with the prompt “What makes a hero.” I’m not sure why the teacher chose this particular book with this topic, but I definitely saw, and still see, Alex Supertramp as a hero. He had a decent middle-class life, but he was brave enough to reject the life his parents set for him and travel to Alaska with nothing. He knew that life isn’t about the trappings of society, it’s about connecting to the world. 

3. Legolas – A book you finished in one sitting

They Both Die At The End is an inhalation of sadness, flowing scripture, and beautiful worldbuilding.

4. Gimli – A book that features an unlikely friendship

Life Of Pi features a friendship between a human boy and a grown tiger on a deserted boat. That’s as unlikely as it gets.

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5. Merry – A book that pleasantly surprised you

I went into When The Moon Was Ours when I was first expanding the queerness of my reading taste and didn’t know what to expect. I originally gave it 3/5 stars, but I can still picture it with clarity. 

6. Pippin – A book that made you laugh

Always, always, my answer will be Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy Jenny is The Bloggess 

and basically…

well, y’know how some people with depression are some of the weirdly funniest? Jenny’s like that.

7. Boromir – A book/series that you think ended too soon

I actually love standalones and duologies, but I would love to see what Simon, Leah and the gang get up to in college. Simon Vs was cute, but Offbeat could’ve been better. I hate it when YA treats deciding on college the last step, college is a crazy place that needs to be explored more in fiction. Yes, that’s NA territory, but there’s nothing preventing a series from crossing age boundaries.

 

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8. Sam – A book with memorable side characters who stole the show

There are thousands of books that fit this, but An Absolutely Remarkable Thing has a few that deserved more. In April May’s quest to be #1 Carl coverage, she encounters and hurts a few noteworthy folk, namely her sensible girlfriend Maya, Andy, the bro that helped her start it all, and archenemy Peter Petrawicki, who thinks the Carls, robotic alien statues, are a hostile invasive force. 

9. Aragorn – A good book with a bad/average cover

I thought Aragorn had a pretty good-looking cover, but what does my ace ass know?

 Most of the recent books have pretty covers, so I went old for this. The cover of The Bunker Diary reflects what goes on: people are trapped in an underground bunker with no way of contacting the outside world. It does its job, but it’s not pretty.

I haven’t read this in years, maybe even a decade, and I want to pick it up but I’m worried it’ll be ruined.

 

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10. Gollum – A book that had great potential but disappointed you in the end

Ok, I haven’t reached the end yet, but I’m halfway through Loki and other than the fact that it’s my first ARC given specifically so I, an enby, can review it for its’ fluid rep, I’m not very invested in it. I love Marvel Loki, but it just doesn’t work as a book. As for the rep, it’s so subtle you might not even notice it if you’re allocishet. 

What books popped up in your mind when you read the prompts?

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Published by TanyX Goffy

I am an author, poet, and playwright. My current WIPs are a doppelganger Dark Academia and sad vampires. I blog about YA LGBTQIAP+ books, with the occasional straight person book for diversity. They/them Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2EVVFTZUX00P0?ref_=wl_share

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