Jane Ridgewood

Another Tea Addicted Writer On The Loose!

Growing up with three older brothers, I can assure you video games were welcomed in our household. I actually found quite a handful over the years that I really enjoyed. When I was looking around in search of fun new book themed tags to do for the site, I came across the YouTube channel Sam’s Nonsense. This is where I found a beautiful Nintendo themed book tag! After watching her video and looking over the questions, I couldn’t help myself. I simply had to do this one! Keep reading for my answers.

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A classic book you want to read.
There are admittedly a ton of classics I want to check out, but I think the most pressing at the moment is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Now as much as I love me some good vampy fiction, I’m amazed I haven’t actually read this book yet. One of the things that have absolutely kept me intrigued with this book is how it is actually one of the earliest known vampire fiction pieces released. I am happy to report that I do own a copy now and intend to read it soon(ish).

SNES (Super Nintendo): A sequel you liked more than the 1st book (can be a 2nd in a series).
For this I shall go with Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris. This is the second book in The Southern Vampire Mysteries, otherwise known as The True Blood Novels, or The Sookie Stackhouse Books. It’s not to say I didn’t love the first book that pulled me right into the series, but I did find myself enjoying each following book a smidge more than the last, at least for the first few. I did pause reading the series after reading book 9, when I felt I was really starting to burn myself out at the time of reading. I did love the series as far as I read it and I do plan to pick up where I left off (as I remember quite a bit) and continue.

Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world.
Now technically I haven’t finished the book quite yet, but already The Secret by Rhonda Byrne has me viewing a lot of things differently. This book came to me by recommendation of a friend who lent me their copy. I just ordered my own and I’m not even quite finished yet. I love it that much. I find myself more open to this concept of positive thinking and manifestation. I also find myself viewing current and past events a bit differently in my life. It’s a fascinating and eye opening read, in my opinion.

Gamecube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you.
Don’t hate me Twihards, but I’m going with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. While I never actually finished this book, I simply couldn’t. This is rare for me, but I really found this so unappealing for my personal tastes that I just couldn’t continue it. I’m not sure if I should congratulate the author on getting into the teenage girl’s mind, or scold her for being so… stereotypical with it. I found the lead character Bella to be perhaps a little too boy-crazy and whine. If I had to read about “his eyes” one more page I think I may have done the unthinkable to that book… fortunately I knew when to close it up and move on with my reading life. I will say that I did see the movie and found it to be cute. It’s rare I enjoy a movie more than the book it’s based off from, but I guess there’s a first for everything.

Wii: A new favorite book.
This is definitely Sadie by Courtney Summers. I don’t normally pick favorites, because I just love books, but this one stands out. It’s a recently read (and reviewed) book that I felt hooked to from the first page to the last. Though it doesn’t come out officially until September 4th, I would definitely recommend the pre-order to check this book out if you’re into reading thrillers or mysteries.

Nintendo Power: Favorite graphic novel series or a series you want to start.
I have only within the last couple of years really found myself leaning towards the graphic novel zone. I have to say currently my favorite is Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba. I know people give this series a lot of grief, but honestly I love it. Please note though, before you judge the concept that if you’re only taste to this series is the over-Americanized movie that Netflix produced… well, that movie is cute in its own way, but really does not represent the actual quality of the Death Note series. Now for a graphic novel that I really want to check out, Seconds by Bryan Lee O’mally. I have heard a ton of amazing reviews on this series, and for sure I’m intrigued enough on the premise alone to want to read it for myself.

Super Mario: A character that you’d love to squish like a Goomba.
Hands down this would be Victor from the Order of Omega by Kristen Martin. As far as villains go, I would definitely not put him in the bad-ass boss category. He’s more of the bratty little kid type. His behaviors annoyed me, but not enough to where I couldn’t enjoy the overall story. He just annoyed me enough that I admit I would squish him if I could.

Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic.
I confess I haven’t read a lot of fantasy books. I am definitely up for recommendations! I think for now I’m going to say Natalia Leigh’s High Born.

Samas-Aran: Favorite Sci-fi novel or one you want to read.
I don’t really have a favorite sci-fi novel. Again, this is a genre that while I enjoy I haven’t read a lot of. A book I really am looking forward to reading would be The Yahweh Gene by N.J. Simmons, which is presently in my TBR pile. It’s a mix of genres, but sci-fi is included. Again, this is another category where I am definitely up for taking recommendations.

Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect.
I’m going to back to Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note series on this one. I admit that not only have I wanted to continue reading in the edition I’ve started. I also want to buy the complete “black edition” to the series, as well as find an original edition – yes in the Japanese language even though I can’t read it.

Donkey Kong: A book with original characters.
Another repeat answer for me, but I’m going to bring up Sadie by Courtney Summers. I really feel like the author gave each individual character their own voice. For me I feel like this definitely provided a cast of unique characters. No two sounded the same; therefore they provided their own elements to the story.

Nintendo Fandom: Favorite Nintendo game(s) or game you really want.
My favorite games include pretty much all Mario Brothers that I’ve gotten to play. I loved the original NES classic though. I swear if I had an NES I would still play it. Haha! I also thoroughly loved Maniac Mansion – even though I always got stuck in the stupid basement. I don’t think I ever won that game, but I still enjoyed it.

That’s all the questions! I hope you enjoyed my answers. As far as tagging goes, I’m going to go the route that will tag anyone who wants to do this! Just be sure to drop your link in the comments below if you do. I’d love to see your answers.

XOXO, Jane

*Both gifs were randomly found on Tumblr.

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