I have more than a passing interest in Greek Mythology ( I mean I’ve read a few books and watched a few movies about this topic already on my blog…) and now The Book Nut has created a Book Tag for Greek Mythology!
Zeus, The King Sky God: Favorite Book
Poseidon, God of the Ocean: A Book That Drowned You in Feels
Anything by Terry Prachett will make me laugh. Another laugh inducing series is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Movie Review).
Hades, God of the Underworld: Favorite Dark Book
Maybe not necessarily dark, but Christine Feehan’s Dark Series is definitely a favorite.
Hera, The Queen Goddess of Family and Marriage: Cutest Couple
Oh boy. I read a lot, but I don’t know if I have a cutest couple…the couples I like are generally pretty aggressive and possessive, not cute at all. Maybe Trillian and Arthur from Hitchhiker’s Guide are pretty cute because they can’t figure things out and it’s pretty obvious from the get go.
Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy: Favorite Intelligent Heroine
I love strong females, so this would definitely have to be Arms-Commander by L. E. Modesitt Jr. Lots of strong, intelligent females, I couldn’t name just one. I really would like to read more of this kind of book.
Gaea, The Great Mother: Favorite World Building Book
Although I really want to nominate Terry Prachett again for this, I will give a nod to Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb’s Rain Wild Chronicles.
Aphroditie, Goddess of Love and and Beauty: Most Gorgeous Cover
I don’t even know where to start with this, I want to nominate The Unicorn Chronicles again but, I want to expose other books! So…The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It’s simple, but stylish, and a bit Old World.
Aries, God of War and Battle: The Most Violent Book You’ve Read
I think it would be very foolish of me if I did not say Sun Tzu’s The Art of War for this one.
Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths and Flame: The Hottest Book You’ve Read
Okay, the ideal book I have in mind for this I can’t remember the name of!! How annoying! So I’ll have to come up with something else, like Dark Magic by Christine Feehan ( I will be rereading this).
Artemis, The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt: A Heroine Who Doesn’t Need a Man to Save Her
First of all, loving that these questions are making me think, second, love The Book Nut’s answer: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (going to have to borrow my mom’s copies!).
Apollo, God of Music, Light, and Healing: A Book That is the Exception to a Genre You Don’t Like
I am not a big fan of religious fiction or non-fiction, but there are a few that I’ve enjoyed: The Shack by William Paul Young, and Waking Up in Heaven By Crystal McVea, they both gave me something to think about.
Hermes, God of Messengers, Travelers, and Thieves: A Book That Stole Your Heart
The one I have in mind is Arms-Commander by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. I picked it up because it looked like a sci-fi book that might be kind of fun to read, but it turned into so much more.
Hestia, Goddess of Hearth and Home: A Book You Go Back to for Comfort
This is going to sound silly, but it’s one of my childhood favorites, Baby Unicorn and Baby Dragon. It is a wonderful tale of friendship and growth. It’s quite beautiful.
Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility: Favorite Book Setting
Hands down, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I love the natural, Old World setting with a bit of magic thrown in. The Hobbit would also work because dragons.
Dionysus, Good of Wine and Feasting: A Book You Are Most Anticipating in the Next Year
I’m terrible. I don’t even know. Is there a new one from Stephen King?
Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads and Magic: Favorite Magical Read
I think I would be chased out of town if I said anything other than Harry Potter (even though I haven’t read all the books, just the first four or so).
Nemesis, God of Revenge: Favorite Revenge Story
At the moment I can’t think of a revenge story I’ve read. Well, there are plenty in Greek Myths, so I’ll go with Bullfinch’s Mythology. The gods and goddesses are always trying to get revenge on each other and it seems a fitting way to end this book tag!
Feel free to try out this book tag for yourselves, but beware! It does take some time to answer all the questions. In the meantime…