Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

I found this tag over on Tasha’s blog and thought it looked like fun. Normally I’m against burning books but there are some that deserve to burn.

Yeah, I'm that person.
Yeah, I’m that person.

The Rules

  • Randomly choose three books (not sure about everyone else but I used the highly technical method of closing my eyes and picking books from Goodreads).
  • For each decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
  • Repeat until you complete three rounds.
  • Tag whoever you like!

Round One.
Sleeping Embers of An Ordinary Mind, Aurora and The Mechanical.

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Reread: I actually enjoyed this. It was a little strange and kind of felt it was trying too hard to be like Cloud Atlas. But it was interesting because it was about art. Also it’s short which is always a plus.

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Rewrite: I enjoyed Aurora but the ending really let it down. I have seen a number of people complain that Kim Stanley Robinson isn’t good at writing endings so maybe if he could write an actual ending instead of just stopping this book would be much better.

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Burn: I really enjoyed the idea behind this book (basically it’s steampunk robot servants). But it was ruined by the whole book just being there as setup for the next book. It wasn’t a story on it’s own.

Round Two.
Jakob’s Colours, The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting and Sabriel.

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Reread: This is one of my all time favourite books and it’s been 2 years since I last read it which means I’m probably due a reread of the whole series.

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Rewrite: I did genuinely enjoy this book. But it’s a little unbelievable that at the end the girl realises that this blog she has been writing has been viewed by thousands and thousands of people and she hasn’t realised. If she was a real blogger she would spend more time staring at the stats page than writing actual posts (or is that just me?).

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Burn: This book wasn’t bad enough that I would want to burn it. It’s just that out of the three it’s the one I enjoyed least. BUT IT REALLY WASN’T THAT BAD.

Round Three.
The Shadowed Sun, Across The UniverseΒ and The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year.

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Reread: This is the sequel to a book I really enjoyed. And even though my favourite character was killed off at the end of the last book it was still good enough to reread.

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Rewrite: The problem with this book is that it’s boring. Nothing happens. It’s about a woman who is too lazy to get out of bed, it’s not even like there is some mental issue that’s making her stay in bed. She just doesn’t want to get up.

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Burn ohmygod burn: Not only do I want to burn my copy of this book (which is difficult considering I own the ebook version). I want to jettison every copy of this book in existence into the sun. And even that is more than this book deserves. But really though, YA writers, you do not need to shoehorn a romance into every book you write. Especially when that book is set on a ship with a murderous psychopath running around. I’m pretty sure in that situation nobody’s first thought would be “I MUST HAVE SEX WITH THE ONLY GUY MY AGE”.

Thanks for reading and consider yourself tagged if you want to do this too!
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10 thoughts on “Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

  1. Haha! Interesting, though probably a bit harsh, thread. There are some books I wouldn’t want to burn, but would definitely erase so they were never even written. Or completely different books. Or changed into anything written by Neil Gaiman or Patrick Ness or a young Terry Pratchett. Not a very catchy name for a game, though is it? πŸ™‚

  2. Well, I won’t be reading Across The Universe, then! But supposing I do write a YA book, it is OK to have romance? (I’m not planning on a psychopath in the vicinity)

    • I don’t have a problem with romance. It’s just that YA sometimes has insta-love, where two characters meet, fall in love and decide they can’t be apart. Usually within the space of a few days. It’s not that realistic and sometimes almost feels like Stockholm syndrome.

  3. Ahaha, what you said about staring at the stats page — that is so me πŸ˜„ And now I’m quite intrigued about Across the Universe… At least about the psychopath bit. πŸ˜›

  4. I adore Garth Nix and re-read the Sabriel series periodically. I love his books so much in fact that I wrote a whole blog just for him cause I had to gush about how wonderful he is.
    x The Captain

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