Hello bookworms and welcome back! I’m sure you all noticed that I have been slightly M.I.A for the past few days and you’re probably wondering where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting. Simply, the answer is that I have been busy and have had practically zero time to blog. I’ve been organizing my university schedule, there’s also currently some events that I have to be attending this week. But huzzah! I am here today, on this fine Friday, to bring you a discussion post!
I suppose you could call this my late involvement in Top Five Wednesday (a weekly feature hosted by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey on Youtube), with this week’s Wednesday topic being: “Favorite Buzz Words (words used to describe a book that is a guarantee buy for you)”. Since I was busy and unavailable to blog on Wednesday, I thought I’d put up a discussion post today, inspired by the Top Five Wednesday topic.
Buzz words. I have quite a few and if you know me well, I’m sure you could throw out two or three that you KNOW are my buzz words. These are the words I hear that immediately perk up my interest and increase my attention to a specific book. So let’s get into it shall we?
My Bookish Buzz Words
I’ll start off with the broader words. Any book listed in this genre is bound to come under my radar almost immediately. The first place I go in the bookstore, is to the fantasy section. I am much more accustomed to pick a fantasy book over a contemporary one, 10 times out of 10.
Another broad word. If someone mentions to me, or if a blurb says that the particular book tackles mental illness or features characters with mental illness, I am more likely than not going to consider picking it up and buying it. I just have a strange obsession for books that feature mental illness, and I wish more books tackled this in all forms.
I love retellings. When I hear a novel is a re-telling, I instantly get excited because it’s just so cool to see how an author interprets and twists an original story or concept into something of their own imagination. Whether it be a fairy-tale retelling or a historical retelling, I’m down for any of them!
Any book that says it is set in the WW2 time period will have my attention immediately. It’s one of my favourite time periods to learn about, and mix it in with the fantasy genre, and you’ve got an immediate buy from me!
I haven’t read enough books with dragons in it, and it makes me quite sad. My favourite dragon series is the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini, and after that, I’ve been looking for and listing down as many dragon books as I can. Yet, I still haven’t read any!
I’ve been a lover of magic in books for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I used to obsess over learning about elemental magics and googling all the different types of magic that were out there (obviously not in reality, but fictionally). Still to this day, the mention of magic in a story draws me in.
HOLY MACARONI, I ALMOST FORGOT THIS WORD. I don’t know if I mention this enough for you all to know, but I love elves. All fictional types of elves, or Fae or whatever. I’m obsessed. This all started with my obsession of Lord of the Rings – I used to pretend I was one of the elves and used to imitate their hairstyles and the way they acted (quite silly to be honest, now that I look back on it, I’m slightly embarrassed, but hey). If there are elves in a story, you can almost guarantee that I will purchase that book – or at least think about reading it.