Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m doing a tag that I’ve not been tagged in, but that I found on Kristin’s blog, KristinKravesBooks, and really liked, so I wanted to give it a go. So, welcome to the Spring Cleaning Book Tag!
- The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann. It’s about 900 pages long, so it’s a beast! I am planning to start it soon, and hopefully defeat it in a month or so!
- Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul.
Well, I’m unhauling a lot right now! Lockdown rules are lifting in the UK, which means I can finally go into my dad’s house and sort out the stuff I still have there, so expect a big unhaul post coming soon…
- Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I read this last month, and it was super dialogue heavy, and written in dialect, which was something different that I really enjoyed.
- Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in.
Missing by Alison Moore, but I want to add some scenes in more than I want to rewrite them!
- Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary.
Kudos by Rachel Cusk. It really felt like a rehash of Outline, and didn’t explore any themes in greater depth, or introduce any new themes to the series, so it was a bit of a let down really in the context of the series. As a book on its own, I did enjoy it, however.
- Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish.
I like a book that ends with a cliff-hanger type ending it seems, as most of the books I can think of seem to have one. I’m thinking of Klara and the Sun here, but I’m not sure it quite fits.
- Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message.
I’m sure I’ve said this about a few books in the last few months, but I can’t for the life of me think of an example at the moment!
- The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
This is another one I sadly don’t have an answer for, as I don’t read series very often! I much prefer standalones, or if I read a series, it’d be a shorter one, so they don’t tend to be ‘tiring’!