Hey guys! It’s been such busy two weeks, and I’m finally done with all my assignments! Well, until next week when I’ll get more… but anyway, I feel like I should celebrate and so what more fun way to that than to do a book tag! Though I couldn’t find any that I felt like doing, so instead I created my own first tag 😀 I love history, it’s just so interesting and so much fun. So I decided to do a very informative tag and do one about really bizarre (hilarious) historical events.
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|Emperor Elagabalus drowning his court in flower petals. Literally.| Name a book villain who would totally do this.
I feel like this is something Setne from The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan would do this given the chance. He’s the type of guy that’d make a show of anything, even killing you.
|When King Philip II of Macedon sent the Spartans a lengthy threat of what he’d do if they did not yield to him, and they answered with a sarcastic one-word response -“if”| What hero/heroes would most likely answer like this to a threat from the antagonist.
The awesome Myfawny Thomas in The Rook by Daniel O’Malley is my kind of soul-mate in the terms of her being able to still be sarcastic in life-and-death situations. This book is so tragically underrated, I really recommend everyone to read it.
|When Australia declared war on the Emus, and lost| A book that did not end up like you expected (in the terms of the plot).
The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens, holy shit. I thought the second book would be pretty similar to the first in this series (we all know of the problems with the second book in a trilogy), but not this one. Oh no, this made a completely shocking turn in the end that I just, god I can’t speak of it.
|Lichtenstein sending its army of 80 men to attack Italy and coming back with 81| A book you thought would be bad but actually ended up really liking.
Animal Farm by George Orwell, was reading this for a school assignment, so I thought I would hate it. But I was surprised to find out that I really liked it. I definitely recommend this classic to everyone, it’s rather short so not intimidating, and the characters are wonderful.
|Alexander Hamilton challenging the entire democratic-republican party to a duel| A character who would totally do this.
Loki from The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne M. Harris. Though this is kind of what he did. He’s that wonderful, passive-aggressively “come-at-me-bro” type that doesn’t care if he offended the entire party – that was his meaning anyway.
|The Chinese setting monkeys on fire and launching them at British ships| A book based on a great idea/concept
I’ll go with Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman for this one. The concept of “London Below” (that’s what it was called right?) is just so cool and you know probably the best idea of an urban fantasy I’ve ever heard of.
|Emperor Caligula calling for an assembly just to tell everyone he could kill them all| A villain who just loves to gloat
Ruin from The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, all the way. He just gloats for the sake of gloating. One of my actually favorite funny scenes in the series is actually him gloating while Vin is like “???” and he’s like “I know what you’re thinking -” and she like uhm no that was not what I was thinking.
|An old civilian woman aiding in the killing of their besieger King Pyrrhus by throwing a tile at him| A minor character you can totally imagine helping the heroes like this)
I can actually only think of Rachel Elizabeth Dare from The Battle of The Labyrinth by Rick Riordan with that description. If you’ve read the book, you know exactly what scene I’m talking about.
|When the US sent tanks, Special Forces, Tae Kwon Do experts, soldiers with M-16s grenade launchers etc., all just to cut down one tree| A book you really don’t understand all the hype around it.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I’m sorry, but I really don’t understand what everyone is seeing in this series. I really disliked the first book, but I read the second to give it a second chance and then just gave up on it. Horrible insta-love under the excuse of a ‘romeo & juliet’ – backstory between two popular (from their side) straight people. There was almost no action, and it just had so much potential (especially with the world-building) but ended up having the wrong focus.
|That one time in Prague when a Protestant threw a Catholic out of a window, only to have him survive by landing in horse shit which resulted in a large war| Favorite rivalry in a book (series)
Sarene and Hrathen in Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, both are actually rivals because of their political and religious differences, very similar to Catholic and Protestants actually. But what I love about it as well is that Sarene, realizing she doesn’t have much to do, decides to mess with Hrathen when he tries to convert people.
|That one time a bucket started a war| A book whose sole existence makes you question humanity (and the publishing industry).
This book was so bad that it changed my life. It’s not only because it’s extremely sexist and promotes a really abusive relationship (“oh how cute the guy is threatening to rape me when I’m trying to confront him about his behavior! But you know, he’s so hot and powerful!”), the main male character is more Mary Sue than any fictional girl I’ve ever read, even in fanfiction, and the MC girl is just so stupid and immature and horrible (actually, like all characters) that you felt sorry for the villains. Plus the writing was just so bad, I mean I’m not native to English but even I could tell. But the thing is that this has like 4.2 on Goodread. Yeah, since then I have never trusted the rating system. Or some other people’s opinions.
|Julius Caesar being taken hostage by pirates, only to be angry at the low amount of money they demanded and made them demand even more money for his freedom| Some character who would definitely act like this if taken as hostage.
Oh, The Satrap from The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb, all the way. That guy is so spoiled that it’s a serious issue. No one is immune to wanting to at least give him a good slap.
|The Mexican president who was in office for only about 45 minutes| A character you just feel sorry for.
Samirah Al Abbas from The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan does not have it easy in the second book. I just felt so sorry for her through the whole book, like she begins with a black-eye and ends up with… well, let’s just say it’s worse than a black eye. Not to talk of how her dad, father of the year, engaged her to an ugly giant.
(P.S. That’s the Swedish cover by the way)
|The General whose last words, before getting shot under the left eye, were “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance”| Which character would most likely meet their end this way.
The little cockroach in ridiculous clothing, AKA Sadeas from The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.
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