Nope Book Tag



My thanks to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith for tagging me in this interesting tag concerning books and the reading of them ……

Now despite reading a lot of books per year, and being fairly well read, l did find this somewhat difficult at my own concession, because l read books like l breathe air. I will read from an extensive list of diversity, and l will read anything just to pass the time, but l only live in that book for that moment. Sometimes l am reading up to five books in one go, and because of that l don’t often think of the book afterwards or even think of the book during the time l am not reading it. I don’t review books and l don’t dwell on books, l literally just read content. That’s why l found these questions difficult, but l shall do my best.


Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy?

Quite possibly Alice in Wonderland – brilliant read, and yet it was all just a dream.

Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy?

101 Dalmations Cruella de Vil’s character.

Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore?

I was given the 50 shades of Malarkey series to read and that was tripe. However, thankfully l didn’t invest anything in it, so l was saved from a horrible mis-expenditure.

Popular pairing: A Ship you don’t support?

Frankenstein and the monster, seriously screwed up relationship from the off.

Plot Twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like?

Gone Girl was an excellent twist.

Protagonist action/decision that made you shake your head nope?

Perhaps not the answer – but l was quite disappointed with the Harry Potter books and the ending of the last one, l felt that there was more of a journey that was left untold.

Genre: A genre you will never read.

I don’t think there is any genre l will not read, although l am not that partial to the likes of Barbara Cartland romance books, l have read a few over the years, but can honestly say, not impressed.

Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition?

I don’t tend to have a problem with formatting and books.

A trope that makes you go nope?

Tropes seem to be making the rounds in tags currently in WordPress and admittedly, it’s not something l knowingly am knowledgeable on.

Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you refuse to read?

I have lots of books suggested to me, but l tend to ignore most of those and just go with what l want when l want. Apart from the BC Romance novels mentioned above, l will read most things.

Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes?

It’s not something that happens much to me in books, as there is usually more content to support why it might be happening, l say this – because there are times when the book has been made into a film and the scenes can become eye rolling annoyances.

Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one – A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest?

Harry Potter and Cho Chang, oddly enough l saw Kristian’s comments on this question and he pointed to Ginny Weasley. Now this made me think quite a bit. Because Harry got with Ginny, which l thought was a bit odd, but l could see why, although admittedly l thought that Harry may have got with Hermione, and yet Ron got with her. However, l would have to say that it was Cho Chang that was wrong here, having said that perhaps Hermione and Harry may have been more like Brother and Sister. The other wrong one in this series would have been Ron and Lavender and thankfully that didn’t occur. [as in lasting forever!]

Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say nope?

Why should a book not exist? Perhaps, some books shouldn’t have been published by publishers as the content was not very good, and the only one l can think of was Footsteps of the Father – by my own Father, however that was self-published, because a publisher wouldn’t touch it. Failing that, l don’t know.

Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction?

That character from Ring! Just gives me the eebies thinking about her!

Death: A character death that still haunts you?

Well back to Harry Potter – it would be Dobby that still upsets me desperately in book and film form and Snape and l know my esteemed colleague Kristian has made mention to Dumbledore, but he had made his peace with the fact that he was going to die, and to some extent so did Snape, but Dobby, well that’s just sad.

NOPE! Author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit?

Barbara Cartland – still have nightmares!

Tagging wise………

KKatch of Finding French Charming

Richa of iScriblr

Rugby of The Bag Lady

10 thoughts on “Nope Book Tag

  1. Great answers! I found I have become more selective in the books I read over time, but I will still give things a chance (except modern romance). Harry Potter is certainly one of those book-to-film ventures that would make enemies any way it went. I read that Rowling says she made a mistake by putting Ron and Hermione together, but I think it was a brother/sister relationship between her and Harry. I don’t like how the series ended. It’s funny, I was really fine with Dobby’s death and Dumbledore’s, but Snape got me. I loved Snape’s character from the first book.

    1. Hey Teresa, yes l also read that comment by JK. Their relationship simply could not have lasted, they were two extremely strongly opinionated individuals probably both Scorpios, although l know they weren’t. Ron with Hermione, l didn’t really see, it was almost like a bandaid relationship fix.

      I can understand with Snape, because of the three deaths it was Dobby, Snape and then Dumbledore. Now Dumbledore in the books as a character it was a terrible blow, and yet in the films [and l loved both novel and film alike], l was not as sad when it was Gambon as Dumble, had it been Richard Harris all the way through the films, Dumble’s death would have been horrendous, but l always thought Harris was the better Dumble.

      But Dobby’s death was heartbreaking. He reminded me of an extremely faithful and loyal dog.

  2. Excellent. Yes I admit to shedding a tear or two over Dobby, particularly in the cinema. I was embarrassed until I realised that EVERYONE was moist eyed and emotional about that one. Hmm, I actually thought Lavender was more on Ron’s intellectual level. Hermione should have met and married an intellectual genius. Anyway, enough HP fan talk. I’m off to read some Barbara Cartland 😉

  3. I’m sorry to reopen the Harry Potter talk, but I’m curious to know your thoughts. 🙂 Do you think that Hermione should have been with Victor Krum? Were they more equals in that regard? My goodness, Cho Chang was just an infatuation for Harry…Relationship dynamic oddly reminded me of Smallville’s Clark Kent and Lana Lang…excruciating for me to watch for some reason.

    I bought “Gone Girl” 3 years ago, but never read it along with Marcus Zusack’s “The Book Thief”. I hope to get to it sometime this year. I heard the movie for Gone Girl was good as well. My alumni book club is recommending some other ones that have preoccupied my time and interest.

    1. Morning 🙂
      I always welcome conversation with regards HP 🙂

      VK & HG – no that would never have worked in truth, and they were not specifically equals. I think VK had an infatutation with himself if anything, he would have had a better relationship with Fleur Delacour and even then they were nowhere near equals she might have been better off with Cedric Diggory.

      I have never watched/read Smallville but having just Googled it, aha so Clarke Kent and Lana Lang, reminds me a lot of Lois Lane, Superman had an obsession double L’s by all standards 🙂

      The movie for Gone Girl with Pike/Affleck was a good film indeed.

      1. Whoa, that’s a thought: Cedric Diggory with Hermione…never considered that pairing before, but they do seem to be complementary opposites.

        The relationship between the Clark Kent, Lana Lang, Lois Lane love triangle was interesting. Different girls brought out various qualities in Clark and helped him grow along his character arc.

        Thanks again for the recommendation. 🙂

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