We all have our hobbies. Some we shout from the roofs about, hence why I have this blog dedicated to books and reading, and others we keep hush-hush, like my love for professional wrestling.
As a kid I used to love watching WWE. I’d make my brother watch it even though he didn’t care in the slightest. As I got older I kind of lost interest though, until I heard about this new wrestling company in 2020 called AEW which is a bit more mature, more violent and a lot of fun. It dragged me back in and now I watch weekly and stay up til 5am every three months to watch the pay-per-views.
I saw Lauren @ Narrative Paradise do the Pro-Wrestling Book Tag and I knew I had to do this tag too!
Power Bomb // A book or book series that lifted you up only to slam you right back down hard at the end.
For this answer I’m choosing a book that lifted me up and then slammed me down hard emotionally. That book being Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. The ending of this book still hurts!
I had so much fun with this book and then BAM emotional trauma!! Cassandra Clare did to me what Brodie Lee is doing to Jon Moxley in that gif.
Headlock // A book that you consider to be a timeless classic and one you always return to.
In terms of books I’ve read that I genuinely think will become a timeless classic for the masses that’s gonna have to be most V.E Schwab books. I wouldn’t be surprised if her work is studied years from now simply because of her intricate writing.
Sharpshooter // A book or book series that made you tap out (DNF)
I don’t think I’ll be continuing on with the His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers. It was an okay book but a lot slower then I was anticipating and I just don’t really care to carry on.
Phoenix Splash // A book or series that left your jaw dropping.
Any and all of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ books make my jaw drop but The Fixer especially did just because it had a lot of political elements like the TV show Scandal. It also made my jaw drop when I realised the third and final book was never going to be released.
Low Blow // A character that you love to hate.
Edward Cullen!! He’s controlling and annoying but I just love to read Twilight and talk about Twilight and I didn’t make it very far in Midnight Sun but hearing how he wanted to kill Bella and the entire science class when he first meets her was hilariously entertaining.
Headbutt // Your favourite bloody and violent book.
I remember reading Six of Crows for the first time and reading the scene on the boat after Inej gets hurt. When Kaz cuts an X over the guys eye and then legit pulls his eyeball out of the socket. That scene specifically is why I’m choosing this book for this question.
German Suplex // A character that you find most beautifully or perfectly written.
This is less one character specifically being written beautifully, more the characters life circumstances and feelings being written beautifully.
As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl really encapsulates being the bright star of a small town to just another fish in the sea out in the real world; the struggles and anxieties that come with going off to college aswell as other things like addiction and death.
Sliced Bread Number 2 // The most amazing book since sliced bread.
*I sadly have no gifs for this one*
This is a super hard question. I could list ten. Instead I’m going to name an author who’s books I love so much and every time I finish reading them I could happily say they’re the best thing since sliced bread: Erin Hahn who has written favourites such as You’d Be Mine, More Than Maybe and Never Saw You Coming.
I had so much fun with this tag! If you liked the look of any of the gifs, they’re all from All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the company that got me hooked again. (Go watch CM Punks return. Even if you know nothing about wrestling it will give you chills. Grown men were crying!)
Thanks for reading :))