THE CONTRADICTIONS BOOK TAG! [Am I a hypocritical reader???] | Summary and Q&A

July 30, 2022
Megan's Reading Revelations
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THE CONTRADICTIONS BOOK TAG! [Am I a hypocritical reader???]


Megan discusses her contrasting opinions on various genres and specific books, highlighting both likes and dislikes.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What was Megan's experience with the book "Semiosis" in the science fiction genre?

Megan was disappointed in "Semiosis" as it did not concentrate on the sentient plants that initially intrigued her. Instead, it focused more on the interactions between the native people and the colonizers.

Q: Which romance book did Megan enjoy, despite not being a fan of the romance genre?

Megan loved "The Simple Wild" by K.A. Tucker, an atmospheric adult contemporary romance set in Alaska. She appreciated the detailed descriptions and the subplot involving the relationship with her estranged father.

Q: Why did Megan not enjoy the book "These Violent Delights" in the forbidden romance trope?

Megan felt that the forbidden romance element was undermined because the main characters already had a previous relationship before the events of the book. She expected more angst and conflict, which was absent due to their prior connection.

Q: How did the mean girl trope in "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray work for Megan?

Initially introducing mean girls, the book eventually developed into a tale about friendship and growth. The characters still faced conflicts and had to work through their issues, making the trope more realistic and interesting.

Q: Did Megan have a similar experience with Naomi Novik's book "Spinning Silver" as she did with "Uprooted"?

No, Megan did not feel a connection to any of the characters in "Spinning Silver," unlike her experience with "Uprooted." She felt that the different perspectives had the same tone, making it difficult to engage with the story.

Q: How did Megan's opinion change about Brent Weeks' books?

Megan initially disliked Brent Weeks' Night Angel trilogy, but she was pleasantly surprised by "The Black Prism" and ended up loving the subsequent books in the series.

Q: What were Megan's thoughts on "A Sorcery of Thorns" by Margaret Rogerson?

Despite its beautiful cover, Megan found the ending of the book lacking. She felt there was no closure and wanted more development for the characters and their sacrifices.

Q: How did Megan feel about the book cover of "Warbreaker" by Brandon Sanderson?

Megan did not like the cover of "Warbreaker," finding it unappealing and not representative of the story. However, she enjoyed the book, praising its world-building, magic system, and contribution to Sanderson's larger Cosmere universe.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan is doing the Contradiction Book Tag, which consists of eight questions about contradictory opinions in genres and books.

  • She did not enjoy the book "Semiosis" in the science fiction genre as it did not focus enough on the fascinating sentient plants that initially attracted her.

  • However, Megan loved "The Simple Wild," a romance novel set in Alaska, despite some issues with the male protagonist's initial harshness.

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