The Functions Book Tag

I usually don’t do book tags on here, or I haven’t yet, but I did get tagged in this one and it’s created by someone who I love and looks super fun so let’s go!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you!
  • Ping-back to the original creator, Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner, so that she can sneakily read your answers and be thrilled at how much attention math is getting within the bookish community!
  • Answer all the prompts while appreciating the mathematical beauty contained in them! (You’re more than welcome to use the original graphics so that all the canva and GeoGebra work the creator put into them will be worth it…)
  • Tag some people! Five would be best, since five is obviously the coolest natural number out there, but any other quantity works, too.

The Functions Book Tag

Thank you Naemi for not only nominating me but also creating this book tag and teaching us all some math!

For this one, I need to pick a book so boring I almost fell asleep reading it and while Naemi had no difficulties finding a book for this prompt, I did!

I cannot think of a single book for this answer. I’ve almost fallen asleep reading before but that was because I refused to stop reading despite needing sleep so my body was like “fine, then I’ll make you sleep!” but that’s not the question so I’m stuck on the first one…

So it’s technically not a book but a pamphlet, so hopefully you can accept it, Naemi, if not, just pretend you didn’t read that line! It’s totally a book!

Original title: A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs Veal the Next Day after her Death to One Mrs Bargrave at Canterbury the 8th of September, 1705

So, it’s a story trying to prove Mrs Bargrave is not insane by claiming to see Mrs Veal’s ghost. The fact that she’s a ghost isn’t known to the reader until Mrs Bargraves finds out at the end. It’s pretty predictable though but I love it so much. It’s known as the first ghost story written and the first queer ghost story written. Highly recommend.

Do I want to answer this one? No. I had such high hopes for this book that answering this upsets me. I will defend this answer here though before talking poorly of it soon. This book is good, even the middle, it’s just the middle was so not what it was hyped to be and failed due to what it was compared to but it was still a good read. (I’m not finished, still have like 10% left but it’s good, okay?)

So, the issue? It’s meant to be a Peter Pan retelling. In a way, it was more of a retelling of the TV show Once Upon a Time‘s Neverland and less of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. The beginning made it seem like something so different though with such a scary and dark story and the middle was just not that. Lisa Maxwell seemed to forget just how dark and dangerous she set it up to be for it to be forgotten in how pretty Pan or Hook is, depending on who is on the page.

It was still good, just overall a lacklustre Neverland. Not her fault. Retellings are super hard! (No clue why I want to do my own retelling of Peter Pan so we’ll see how that goes)

This book was given to my whole class when we started school so we could learn how to read and it quickly became a favourite for 4-year-old me. Mum always read to me and my siblings when we were kids but this was the first book I remember having to read. This is the book that made me want to keep reading on my own.

As a reader of horror, I have way too many books for this prompt so I’ll go with a children’s book.

Okay, so it’s a children’s horror book. I gave this book 5 stars and I stand by that. A boy lives between two houses, one where a banshee lives and one where the devil lives and horror and madness ensue…It’s beautiful, go read it.

Okay, so I want to pick another book for this but I know I’m using that book later so I had to think for a while on this question and my pick is obviously:

Frankenstein. This book makes me feel so many things. I love it. (Not going to start talking about it because I will literally never stop.)

A retelling of the Lizzie Borden murders. Now, I don’t remember if this book has pie but I know it has food. The only way you can tell if this is cheating or not is if you read it so either way, I win.

This question makes me so happy because I love footnotes!! I was just talking to someone on Twitter about footnotes too. And, I get to talk a bit about Peter Pan now!

So in this book footnotes are used to explain the meaning of certain words and also describe the characters, like how Tinker Belle is actually meant to be round and plump in her figure and Hook has a darker complexion. This is helpful as it also explains what the older words that we no longer use but were in this book mean. (I hope that line makes sense)

Okay, strap in folks, let’s talk about Mine!

So this book is dual P.O.V. We follow Mary Terrell AKA Mary Terror, a former terrorist group member as she plans and kidnaps a newborn baby from the hospital, well, actually, right from the mother’s arms. This turns out to be a huge mistake because (apart from the obvious, don’t kidnap people’s babies!) Laura is the wrong mother to mess with!
Once Laura decides the police aren’t doing enough to get her baby back, she hunts Mary Terror and will stop at nothing to get her baby back.

The characters feel so real and the book is so insanely intense and there’s a car chase scene which works really well in a book. I had only seen them in films and this is the only book I’ve read with a car chase, I was surprised by how well it worked.

Remember the emotional roller coaster question? I said I wanted to pick another book first but wanted that book for another question. Well, this is that question. (I feel like I’m not making a lot of sense in this post, I apologise.)

Dracula, of course! Okay, so this version of Dracula is not written in journal entries but I didn’t want to hunt down another picture and I already had this one in WordPress.

This book follows a few characters who are writing journals and letters and through these, we get the story. It’s an amazing story with amazing characters.

This book I have not read for this reason. If you have read it, let me know if I should read it sooner rather than later.

Reasons this book is intimidating to me: the size, though I’ve heard it’s three books in one so that made it feel a bit better. People have said that it’s a very tough read though because it’s slow/hard to get into and once you put it down, it’s very easy to forget to pick it back up again.

I don’t know if anything I just said is true. I have not read the book, these are just some things I have heard about the book.

To be honest, I have no clue. I’m still trying to get through a book on Scribd and if I can’t download it so I can read it home off the library’s wifi, I’ll just have to borrow something from the library. This will be decided when the 10% of Unhooked is read, hopefully, tonight.

Now, for the tagging people. I don’t have anyone here, apart from Naemi, who do tags and I don’t think I can retag you for the book tag you created? If I can, I pick you, Naemi. If not, I pick whoever is reading and wants to do it because this was a lot of fun. Thank you for creating the tag!

And thank you everyone for reading!

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4 thoughts on “The Functions Book Tag

  1. Oooh, thank you so much for doing my tag! 🤗 I hope you had fun – because I definitely enjoyed reading your answers!

    Why did I already have a feeling Dracula and Mine would show up here? 😂 And Priory of the Orange Tree is actually a book I’ve been meaning to read for ages, too…

    Also, while I really appreciate you giving me an excuse to talk about math even more, I think I’ll stick to one version of my tag and get a move on the rest of my tremendous tag backlog instead 😅 But thanks for thinking of me!

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    1. It was so much fun! 🤗😁

      Haha Dracula and Mine are *chef’s kiss* books, of course they’d be mentioned 😂

      Honestly, that makes sense. How big is it now? Smaller than last year, hopefully? 😅


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