Sailor Moon | Book Tag
This week for Tag Time, I am going to be doing the 'Sailor Moon' book tag. When I was younger I did watch a good amount of dubbed anime, Sailor Moon included. I haven't watched it in such a long time though because if I were to watch it now I would die a bit on the inside because I can't stand dubbed anime anymore, it's too dramatic.
Here we go!
MOON: A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HUNGRY
I have only read one book I think that focused on food, which was With the Fire on High, but I thought that was just a 'meh' book. I have read Gastro Obscura though, which is all about food from around the world.
MERCURY: A BOOK THAT FEATURES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
What immediately came to mind was Origin by Dan Brown. While it wasn't my favourite book in the series, specifically because of the shift to a technological plot, it was still interesting to read.
VENUS: A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES
Usually, it's the other way around for me. Being a huge lover of the Uncharted series, and a lover of history in general, I am always on the hunt for books with the same vibe. There are a bunch of authors that have series about historical/archaeological mysteries, such as Steve Berry whose Cotton Malone series I have been reading.
MARS: A BOOK INSPIRED BY MYTHOLOGY OR FOLKLORE
I love mythology but, surprisingly, reading books based on something, unless it is a true crime, doesn't tend to work for me. Books like Circe, The Song of Achilles and The Witch's Heart were subjects that I have already studied, so reading it again but in the form of a retelling gives me nothing.
The only other series that I can think of off the top of my head would be The Wicked + The Divine, but I did not like the direction that went in. I think, instead, I am going to go with Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. This isn't inspired by mythology, it is mythology, so I am cheating a bit here, but I enjoyed listening to it.
JUPITER: A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU STRONG FEELINGS
I feel like I always recycle my answers for questions like this because I have given very few books a high rating. I haven't mentioned this in a while, so I am going to be going with Under the Aegis. This is a phenomenal webtoon that I absolutely adored.
SATURN: A POST-APOCALYPTIC BOOK YOU LOVE
I don't gravitate to post-apocalyptic books really, not even when it was at its highest. The only thing that can come to mind is The Broken Earth Trilogy, which I thought was an okay series. Otherwise all I can think of are manga like Attack on Titan.
PLUTO: A TIME TRAVEL BOOK
I was going to use this answer for mercury but decided to use it for this prompt instead. Recursion was the first book I read by Blake Crouch, and it blew my mind. I could not stop talking and thinking about this book after I finished it.
URANUS: A BOOK FEATURING ELEMENTAL MAGIC
This one is both really easy and really hard for me because tons of manga come to mind. I am going to go with My Hero Academia, because Todoroki is one of my favourite characters in the series, and he has fire and ice abilities.
NEPTUNE: A BOOK FEATURING MUSIC
I had to go through all the books I read because absolutely nothing came to mind immediately. Upon reflection, I don't know how Daisy Jones & The Six was not my immediate answer.
TUXEDO MASK: A BOOK WITH MASQUERADE OR HIDDEN IDENTITIES
I love the idea of a masquerade, and honestly think modern society needs to bring these back more, but I don't think I have read many books featuring one. Ignoring the second half of the prompt, I am going to go with Vanitas no Carte because this did include a masquerade, for vampires too.
RINI/CHIBI MOON: A FAVOURITE MIDDLE-GRADE BOOK
I don't read as much middle-grade as I would like, because it is always a mixed bag for me. Sometimes you get books that transcend age, while others I am very clearly not in the right demographic. One middle grade I did enjoy, at least the first book in the series, was Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.
I didn't enjoy reading The Bear and the Nightingale by her, but this story worked for me and was decently scary even for a middle grade.
LUNA, ARTEMIS & DIANA: A BOOK FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
The Tea Dragon Society all the way. There are adorable dragons that grow leaves you can brew tea from, need I say more?