Cliche Book Tag

Huge thanks to thememoryrune for tagging me for this! She is a fellow book and manga blogger and, also, a top-quality quote-hoarder. Let’s get down to business. Here is my take:

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

A Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie.

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but of all the Harry Potter books, The Chamber of Secrets film adaptation was way better. There were so many extra and unnecessary story lines in the book which the film left out and for good reason such as the Nearly Headless Nick storyline.

chambr of secrets

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.

Scarlett O’Hara went from riches to rags to riches all by using her good sense, pragmatism, ruthlessness and determination. She also loves to party too (woman after me own heart)! Every time I read this book, I learn something new that can be applied in real life.

gone with the wind

The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.

A Parent Child Relationship That You Love

The first thing that comes to mind is Liesel and Hans Hubermann. All the characters made me smile but these two (and Liesel and Rudy) had me smiling throughout. He is the father we all want and need.

the book thief

You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover.

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover

The Count of Monte Cristo. What on earth is this cover? This is one of the best adventure books ever written and you have a surly man on the cover? Dude looks like he ‘bout to sit me down and give me a lecture on everything I’ve ever done wrong.

the count of monte cristo

You Can’t Please Everyone.

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves.

The Secret History. Overly philosophical, overly boring and overly dragged. Terrible characters, not a single one was likeable. The Goldfinch was much better! Sure, it dragged too, but it dragged in a good way with characters who made the ride worthwhile like the gentle-spirited Hobie who, by the way, is one of the most kindest characters I’ve come across in literature.

secret history

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.

What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It.

Little Women, Little Women! After reading it, I felt centred and reminded of the importance of living righteously, humbly, sensibly and kindly. I love all the sisters and that includes Amy whose strength is so under-rated just because she happens to be feminine and paints a stark contrast to our tomboy Jo March. Just because two people have different personalities, it doesn’t mean one is right and the other is wrong, it just means you’re different. That’s all.

little women

Love Is Blind.

A Book With A Disabled Character Or Actual Blind Love.

Dude, I’m going to copy you on this and also go for Me Before You because this is literally the only one I know. I would love to read more fictional books with characters who have a disability so do get recommending!

me before you

Ignorance Is Bliss.

A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It.

I don’t know why I wouldn’t want to admit it? Why shouldn’t I want to be honest with my opinion? Art is subjective, if you don’t like a book you don’t like it, it doesn’t mean you’re right and it doesn’t mean you’re wrong. Anyway, I’m going for Brave New World. I just didn’t get it. I understand its significance and the concepts, but it just didn’t pique my interest at all.

brave new world

There Is No Time Like The Present.

What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?

All The Bright Places. I felt that the portrayal of PTSD and Bipolar was very well done. The chemistry was so vividly present and the two main characters were one of the best characters I’ve read in literature. Finch is perhaps the only character in literature that I fully relate to and I would be head over heels if I met a male Violet Markey, she is warm, kind and intelligent. My copy of All The Bright Places is lost and other than Gone With The Wind, this is the book I will definitely repurchase and reread.

all the bright

Better Safe Than Sorry.

A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad.

Well, I still want to read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl but I’m worried that I might not enjoy it. I read a preview on Goodreads and immediately resonated with Anne and after that, I decided that this is a book that I definitely want to read this year and very, very soon at that!


For this tag, I tag:

A Redhead’s Rambling

Hammock of Books

Life of Chaz

Mama’s Book Corner

Of All the Books in All the Libraries

The cat with a book


Written In Ink Blog

If anyone else would like to do the tag, let me know in the comments or just tag yourself! Photo credit for book covers belong to Amazon and featured image to Alan Ilagan, Page 195.

Happy blogging, Sophski out.




  1. Come to think of it, I’m totally the same with Me Before You!
    HP is faultless in my eyes so I love both the books and movie adaptations 😀 And everyone says Book Thief in that parent-child category that I think I have to read the book soon (I only know the movie version). Hope you had fun doing this ta!. It took me so long when I did this >.<

    'top-quality quote-hoarder' out. Peace! ❤

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    1. Dude, I literally took Me Before You from you. You’re the ‘dude’ I was referring to, lol! Yes, HP is still amazing. 😊 And you must read the book, it is a lot better and much more sweet, it’s a very easy read as well because the writing style is very simple (it reminds me of marketing language).
      And thanks for the tag, top-quality quote hoarder, I enjoyed it! ❤️

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  2. Thanks for the tag! 🙂
    I’m with you on The Secret History. It’s EVERYWHERE and I don’t really get why. It dragged on for days! I wanted to quit so many times. And when I finished it, I just felt meh about it lol.

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  3. I don’t know if mere physical deformity necessarily qualifies as a disability, but if it does, I highly recommend _Wonder_ by R.J. Palacio. Older but still awesome books about characters with disabilities are _One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest_ by Ken Kesey and _Flowers for Algernon_ by Daniel Keyes. Or _Of Mice and Men_ by John Steinbeck.

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    1. Oo, great recommendations! I’ve been wanting to read pretty much all of them for a while (except for Of Mice and Men, I’ve read it). Actually, I had no idea that the others had characters had disabilities. Especially excited to read Wonder!

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  4. Thanks for tagging us!
    For the books with disabilities, Six is a really good middle grade one where one of the main characters is deaf. In Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon (which is a short story), the main characters have mental impairments. In Six of Crows, Kaz Brekker is referred to as “crippled”, but I wouldn’t consider him to be disabled. He is considered crippled because he limps and uses a cane due to a broken bone that didn’t set right.

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    1. Who’s the author of Six? I can’t seem to find it on goodreads, it seems like it would be an interesting read! Flowers for Algernon is on my TBR, so, yay! Can’t wait to read it. I’ve read Six of Crows, really enjoyed it. 😊

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      1. The author of SIX is M.M. Vaughan. I remember loving the book and some aspects of the plot, but I haven’t read it in years. It was one of those books you randomly find at the library. I can’t believe it’s not more popular because it was my favorite book at the time.

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      2. Hey! I thought of another one. The main character in The Curious Incident of The Dog in Night Time has autism. I thought I would have been able to think of more books with disabled characters. I guess I’ll have to read more of them. 😁

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  5. Thank you for the tag, Sophia! I didn’t know you hated The Secret History. I guess, it’s one of those books which you either hate or love. I haven’t read it yet and I’m scared to read it. I hope I enjoy it for all the darkness it has.

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  6. I’m so glad you brought out Little Women in this tag! (It’s one of my favorite novels — EVER!) Also, I was totally laughing over that cover of The Count of Monte Cristo, once you pointed out his stern look. Who would think it’s an amazing book based on that cover?!

    So, Would you be interested in joining my L. M. Alcott reading challenge this June? (+ there’s a giveaway!) Details are on my blog…


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    1. Omg, yay, same here! I dare anyone to not love Little Women. Even Joey loved it.
      LOL, I know, right? That cover is just the opposite of how the book is.
      Thank you, but I’m quite an independent reader and like to traverse different genres so I would be terrible at the challenge but thank you for thinking of me. 🙂

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