Thanks so much for Shananigans over at Reads and Reels for bringing this tag to my attention, this one looked like so much fun I just had to give it a whirl! I don’t play The Sims much anymore but I still remember when it first came out, the friends I was with at the time and how our lives got sucked into the computer quite completely! A big shout out to the YouTuber Hailey over at Hailey in Bookland who started this tag. Such a great idea!
There are no tags on this one so if you want to take part have at it!
The Original Sims: The Best Author Debut
I know, I know, I am probably being rather cliched here but this is one of the most outstanding pieces of literature I’ve ever read. It’s a deep exploration of what it’s like to deal with issues like loneliness, mental illness, and growing up. I was deeply moved by it as a teenager and always have a copy of it near to hand. Why this was J.D. Salinger’s only novel I have no idea, he had great things in him.
The Grim Reaper – The Saddest Character Death
I found this completely heartbreaking to read, even now years after reading it I can remember the choking feeling of trying to get through those final pages. And yes, the film was completely pants!
Sims Getting Stuck – A Character That Got In The Way
Ember’s twin brother Dante is the definition of a third wheel, getting in the way, dropping her in it so she gets in trouble. So much for twins sticking together!
Simlish – A Book With Amazing Writing
I’m just finishing this up at the moment so you can expect a review shortly but I’ve bee blown away with the way this is written and the way the different source materials have been woven together to create not just a fictional story but a fantasy. Superb.
Expansion Packs – A Series Where the Books Just Keep Getting Better
I have so much love for these books, I devoured them over a seriously short space of time and I was consistently surprised not just by Jen Williams writing but by the constant character and world development right up until the final page of the final book. I was completely devastated having to say goodbye to this world and the wonderful characters and even now over a year after I finished the last one I still miss some of the characters.
Cheats – A Book That’s Completely Unrealistic
I’m not sure what I disliked most about this, Bella was just so whiney, our ‘heroes’ were pretty damn pathetic, and the Stephenie Meyer went and made vampires glittery. I mean damn! I was definitely too old and not the target market for this book, I was even less impressed with the films! I know this is supposed to be unrealistic but Meyer took it to a whole new level where I just couldn’t wait to get out of there!
Needs Fulfillment – A Character Who Makes all the Wrong Decisions
I have a soft spot for characters who make bad choices, it makes them more human. In this novel Loretta is running from people who have made awful choices for her, and she’s not making the best choices herself. But you understand her reasoning and are rooting for her to get where she wants to go although there’s a part of you that wishes she could see not everyone is against her.
Error Code 12 – A Series That Gets Off To A Great Start but Goes Downhill from There
I was completely hooked on this series, I couldn’t read them quick enough when they were released, but as I got further through I just wasn’t feeling the excitement from the author anymore, and I know you know what I mean! It’s reached the point I have the last two left to go and I just have no motivation to pick them up.
Sims Vortex – A Book Or Series That Completely Engrossed You
I started the Shannara novels about 25 years ago in my teens, there are so many branches of the novels now that I still haven’t read them all so I ocassionaly pick a new one up and dive back into this wonderful world that Terry Brooks has created. It’s like a safe place for me.
If you decide to take part I hope you have fun, it’s been great digging through my brain thinking of books to fill in the answers with!