Yes. I caught the Hamilton fever. And guess what? ON TUESDAY, I PROCURED TICKETS TO SEE IT IN CHICAGO. This was no small accomplishment; we were lucky. I’ve seen this tag on a few blogs and, naturally, had to participate. I was not tagged, but the last place I saw this tag was on Arctic Books by Ali. Check her out! My love of musicals and books together in one tag…all is right with the world.
I want to take this post to appreciate the show and the fact that Hamilton has rekindled the fangirl in me; I hadn’t had a good hardcore fangirl obsession since Sherlock. Thanks, Hamilton. You have invaded my brain and I’m ok with it.
1. “The Room Where It Happens”: A book you would put yourself in
I gotta go with the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, which is kindof a cheat answer because in this series, people have the ability to go in and out of books, so basically it’s like wishing for more wishes. Get at me.
2. “The Schuyler Sisters”: An underrated female character
Anne Elliot from Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Everyone always raves about Lizzie Bennet, and there’s always talk about Emma, but Anne Elliot tends to get swept aside, and she shouldn’t because she is complex and mature and deserves better.
3. “My Shot”: A character who goes after what they want no matter what
Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To a fault. Your loved ones are dying and you’re still obsessed with your creation? That man is non-stop. 😉
4. “Stay Alive”: A character you wish was still alive
5. “Burn”: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship
This was a really hard one for me, because I guess I haven’t read many books with heart-wrenching breakups. So I’m just gonna pull out my Team Gale card here and say that Gale having to watch Katniss and Peeta fall in love on screen was heartbreaking. Team Gale 5eva.
6. “You’ll Be Back”: The sassiest villain
I cannot figure this one out! Imma crowd source this one. Please comment with your sassiest villain.
7. “The Reynolds Pamphlet”: A twist you didn’t see coming
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. I won’t spoil you, but if you want to read my review, you can do so here. Dear god, that twist, though.
8. “Non-stop”: A series you marathoned
I actually rarely marathon series; I usually read other things in between (which is why I sometimes never finish the series…oops.) But right now I am marathoning Harry Potter for the Remembrall Readathon!
9. “Satisfied”: Favorite book with multiple POVs
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock. I actually just reviewed it; I gave it 5 stars. It is awesome.
10. “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”: A book you feel will be remembered throughout history
Can I say Harry Potter again? I mean come on, it was the biggest thing to happen to publishing and to children’s literature since…ever.
11. “Helpless”: A relationship you were pulling for from the very start
Eleanor and Park. Who doesn’t pull for Eleanor and Park from the very start? The book is called Eleanor and Park.
12. “Ten Duel Commandments”: Favorite fight scene
The Act III fight scene between the four lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Some of the best insults from Shakespeare are in that scene. It was one of my favorites parts of teaching that play.
13. “Say No to This”: Guilty pleasure read
I don’t really do guilty pleasure reads because why feel guilty about something you find pleasure reading? But for the sake of answering the question, I’ll go with Belgravia by Julian Fellowes; it was a serialized novel written by the guy who wrote Downton Abbey. Not particularly well-written, but of course, full of ridiculous melodrama and intrigue. I felt very Victorian reading it in the weekly installments. Review forthcoming.
14. “What Comes Next”: A series you wish had more books
You know what would be real nice to have right now? The 3rd Kingkiller Chronicle book. PLEASE!?!?!?
15. “Right Hand Man”: Favorite brOTP
Sherlock and Watson. Duh, they’re like the OG brOTP.
16. “What’d I Miss”: A book series you were late to reading
I’m late to reading a lot. Seriously. Pick something and there’s a 90% chance I was late to reading it. I’ll go with the Kingkiller Chronicle again.
Thanks for reading! I’m not tagging anyone because I’m not sure who also likes Hamilton, but please do the tag if you do! If you haven’t listened to the Hamilton soundtrack, please, for your own sake, do so. Then watch your life get sucked away by all the Youtube clips you can find and fanart you can Tumbl. It’ll be worth it.