Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Quote, Unquote!
This week…I’m torturing myself. Just a little bit. You see, I found this tag on my friend Alabama’s blog and decided it was time for a little pain.
The rules of this tag are simple: You have a wheel with however many sets of books you want (I have twelve books, so there will be four rounds). You spin the wheel three times to randomly select three of them. Then you decide what you want to reread, what you want to rewrite…and what you want to burn.
Let’s hop in. Enjoy!
Here’s what my wheel looked like at the beginning:
What it chose for the first round: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine.
I think this is actually the easiest choice out of all my spins. Let’s see…
Reread The Book Thief. It’s already written so beautifully, and I don’t think it needs any improvement or changing whatsoever.
Rewrite 100 Days of Sunlight. As beautiful as this story was, I felt like the prose was sometimes lacking, plus there were a couple of swear words sprinkled in here and there that I didn’t really appreciate.
Burn Ella Enchanted. I’m so sorry! That hurts my heart to write, but honestly, I don’t think it takes as high a priority as everything else.
Here’s what the wheel looks like now:
What it chose for the second round: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, Dust by Kara Swanson, Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard.
It had to pick Stargirl and Dust?! Really? This is hard. This is so hard.
Reread Stargirl. It doesn’t need changing. It’s such a beautiful book, with beautiful characters and a beautiful setting.
Rewrite Dust. I feel a little disloyal saying this, but I felt like Kara was trying a little too hard with the British slang in this book. That’s probably what I would change most.
Burn Race the Night. I love this book, but I haven’t read it in a while, and I don’t think I remember it as well as the others. Of course, now I’m going to go read it and cry over burning it. (I’m not actually burning it. I just feel guilty.)
Here’s what the wheel looks like now:
What it chose for the third round: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling.
Why am I doing this to myself?
Reread Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Harry Potter series is basically my security blanket. When I’m going through a rough spot and need something familiar to read, I always turn to the series, especially the last three books. I can’t change something like that.
Rewrite Tweet Cute. Again, I would change it to make it a little more clean. I don’t think I would change much of the story, though, because honestly? Enemies-to-lovers? Yes please?
Burn When You Reach Me. Guiltttt. I’m so sorry! (I can’t believe I’m apologising to these books. Honestly, I feel like they should be apologising to me for all the pain they’ve inflicted.)
The last set should be pretty obvious, but here’s the wheel anyway:
What it chose for the fourth and final round: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.
This one might be a little surprising. Honestly, I’m surprised, and I’m the one writing this.
Reread Liesl and Po. This book is always so magical, and I find something new in it every time I reread. I don’t think I could or would change anything.
Rewrite The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. While this is a really neat way to sort of wrap up the Hunger Games franchise, I had some issues with the plot of this book. I would probably change some of the bigger picture.
Burn Walk Two Moons. I don’t want to…but I have to. *cries softly*
And that’s about it for this week! Feel free to steal this tag if you wish to do it on your own blog.
Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you next Wednesday!
Until next time,