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Today we’re going to do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag created by Book Syrup on YouTube. Click here for the original video. I found the video watching Under the Covers and their video is here.
Let’s get started!
1. The struggle of getting started. Name a book or series you have struggled to start because of it’s size.
I have a few series here on my shelves that I’ve procrastinated on because of the sheer size of them. One of them is Lynsay Sands Argenau Vampire series. It is huge and takes up almost one whole shelf. It is 26 books so far not counting the novellas, which thankfully are few in this series. I was surprised to find that.
2. Cleaning out the closet. A book or series you want to unhaul.
I don’t like to unhaul. I’m a hoarder. Or shall I say Book Collector. But I do have some historical romance on my shelves I know that I will never read. My problem is they are signed and addressed to me so taking them down to my favorite second hand book store is out. Both because I’m sentimental and I DID meet those authors, but also because they have my name in them. Who is going to want a book addressed to someone else?
3. Opening the windows and letting the fresh air in. A book that was refreshing.
huh. This is not good if I can’t think of a “refreshing” book. Does that mean all my reads are basically the same action, adventure paranormal romance over and over? Well, I am going to say I find the Half Moon Hollow books by Molly Harper to be refreshing. Mainly because of the humor in them. They have more humor than most of my other reads.
4. Washing out sheet stains. A book you wish you could rewrite a scene.
I don’t want to give out any spoilers, but there is one book in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones that I would love to rewrite. It would kind of screw up the last few books, but boy, that scene was extremely painful. I understand it was necessary to the storyline, but damn, it was too painful for me. That’s all I’ll say about that!
5. Throwing out unnecessary knick knacks. A book in a series you didn’t feel was necessary.
I felt like Firestorm did not do a lot to move the overall ARC along much. We were introduced to another King and his mate, but there really was not much movement on the war front. UNLESS, there are things to come that are going to be directly linked to some of the weirdness that happened in this book. Then I will retract this. But otherwise, I felt like this book didn’t move the series along much.
6. Polishing the door knob. A book that had a clean finish.
Blade Bound just wrapped up the Chicagoland Vampires series and although the ending is left with a future spin-off dangling, right now, the series is at a clean end. We have our couple and they have their HEA on an epic level. I felt good with the ending of this book.
7. Reaching to dust the fan. A book that tried too hard to relay a message.
Lucifer’s Daughter pushed the whole “evil daughter of Satan” stuff way beyond what I needed. I think a lot of the reference over and over again, was to be funny. Seriously though, I think it nearly drove me insane. There were a LOT of eye rolls through this basically every time she explained how she felt, or what she said or did was because she was the spawn of Satan after all.
8. The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning. A book or series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
This one is hard. I can’t say series because a lot of the series I’m reading haven’t ended (with the exception of the Chicagoland Vampires), so I’m truly not through them. I honestly can’t think of a book I found “tiring”. Sure I read books with a lot of action and adventure, but I found them all pretty exhilarating. I think I’ll use Blade Bound here again because the ending here was just so satisfying for me. I ended it off with a big, happy sigh.
So that is it for the Spring Cleaning Tag! I hope you found some goodies. Remember, you are TAGGED so I’d love to see your posts (tag me at @ReadingAddicted) or even answer in the comments. I will admit, this was much more fun than actually spring cleaning. I think I do need to do a shelf cleaning though. The stacks have become unruly and some organization is due. Maybe soon. 🙂