I was tagged by the amazing ZezeewithBooks to do this special book tag. The Nintendo tag sounds like too much fun. I tend to not be a ‘gamer’ but I do love some classic Mario and Zelda games. My house was always a Nintendo house and we had each console released growing up. When the Super Nintendo was released I won a raffle to be in a Nintendo competition for the new system. My father and brother trained me for weeks for the big day. When it was my turn at the challenge I died in the last second and came in, pretty much, last place. Anyways, enough of my childhood disappointments, lets get to it…
NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A classic you want to read
Okay, I will admit, I have never read the Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a shame after reading The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and The Book of Lost Tales, that I have never gotten around to this one. The things I hear about it make it sound difficult to read, but, I should give it a go.
SNES (Super Nintendo): A sequel you liked more than the first (can be a second book in a series)
Bah, I am drawing a blank. Funny because I just did an article recently on movie sequels that out did their originals. As far as books go I cannot think of one right now that truly overcame its predecessor.
Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world
The Roots of Consciousness by Jeffrey Mishlove is a book that breaks down history, folklore and science and how they shape the human psychic abilities. A non-fiction book that I read mostly during my party days, that changed the way I perceived every day life.
Gamecube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you
I have been pretty vocal about my distaste for big name series’ like Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire. Another series that I mostly just have a hard time getting through, due to style, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan.
Wii: A new favorite book
Just last week I posted up my current top 5 books, the most recent addition was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I don’t even know how many more good things I can say about this story, if you have not read it yet, get busy.
Nintendo Power: Favorite graphic novel series or a series you want to start
I will put a series that I intend to start very soon and have been looking forward to for a while. I Hate Fairyland by the clever and talented Skottie Young. The art is obviously a winner, with the minimum amount I have seen, it is sure to be a fun read if nothing else.
Super Mario: A character that you’d love to squish like a Goomba
Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab is my stand out disappointment character right now. Single handily ruining a book that showed much potential in other characters and writing. It would be wonderful to see an 8-bit Mario smash that smug prick.
Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic
Oh, that’s easy. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss are written for a timeless audience and after the conclusion, these books will stand the test of time. Be certain to check my reviews here, here and here.
Samas-Aran: Favorite sci-fi novel or one you want to read
I really want to read Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, with recently being nominated for the Hugo book of the year, and the sheer talent of the author it is guaranteed to be a quality read. I just never seem to be in the mood, but hopefully I will get to it before the end of the year.
Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect
I need, not want, need the UK covers of any and all of the Cosmere books from Brandon Sanderson. I love the white, minimalist style, and they blow the American covers out of the water.
Donkey Kong: A book with original characters
I enjoyed the non-typical characters of Hyperion by Dan Simmons. Each character got their chance to explain their own backstory. It was all so original and different from most fantasy/scifi out there.
Nintendo Fandom: Favorite Nintendo game(s) or game
Mario Kart, all of the Mario Karts! Since the original Super Nintendo version this has been my favorite title and the main reason to buy any new console. A close second would be the Smash Bros. title.
At the top of my notifications is Teacher of YA, which is awesome, deserving of a tag.
The Suspense is Thrilling Me is the latest blog I found that is full of fun and brilliance, tagged.
And I owe The Book Mermaid one, so BAM, tagged.
Thanks booknerds, maybe I will go destroy my son at Smash Bros. now.