Norse Mythology Book Tag

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We all know that I love me a tag post. And well it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one and this is gave me Neil Gaiman vibes and so obviously I was gonna do it.

Let’s just get to it shall we. Oh wait, hang on, I came across this tag here.

Now let’s get to it.

ODIN: Favourite Stand-Alone

Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.

There are so many books that I could choose from and honestly I feel like using the word favourite is a little bit strong, so as I am writing this and mostly because I can see it in my eye line while I do write this I am going to say that it’s The Night Circus which I am sure will come as a surprise to no one.

 

THOR: A book that hits you in the feels

Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.

They Both Die At The End, Adam Silvera continues to fuck me up whenever I think about it. I knew it would be a rough ride and that it was going to break my heart, but still nothing quite prepared me for just how hard it would be to have these characters’ stories cut off abruptly. Honestly, I think about Mateo a lot.

 

LOKI: Biggest book plot twist or character betrayal

Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos.

I knew it was coming because I saw the film before I read the book, but Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn was a ride. The same also applies to The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins. I foolishly did not see that one coming. There are probably quite a few others that threw me through a loop but those are the ones that really got me good.

Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility, and fate.

I am so bad when it comes to OTPs, why I do not know. Maybe it’s because I read so many series’ and I don’t like to get my hopes pinned against one couple because I am very much aware that they are at the whim of the author and so I don’t get too attached. Ummmmm Bram and Simon were cute. I got hella invested in that relationship.

HEIMDALL: Favourite second book in a series

Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.

Oooohhhh, interesting question. I’m gonna say The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon. It really got the wheels turning for something that I get more excited for whenever I think about the series.

BALDUR: Favourite male character

Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.

Hmmmmm. I have a lot of faves, but the one that springs to mind is Richard Mayhew, Neverwhere. There is just something about following his journey through the narrative. Oh and also, Ron Weasley.

 

SIF: Most beautiful book cover

Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

FREY: Book/Series that makes you happy

Frey is the Lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.

This is such an obvious answer but also I feel like it is the answer that needs to be said…Harry Potter.

FREYA: Favourite book setting

Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

I’m gonna not answer with the same book universe on back to back questions even though part of me really wants to. So I’m going to say the Rebel of the Sands one. It was brutal but there was something beautiful in all the harshness.

TYR: Favourite book with a big upheaval/epic fight scene

Tyr is the god of war

American Gods, Neil Gaiman springs to mind when I think about this. I mean the whole book is kind of about an upheaval of sorts and a fight between Gods, so it seems like a good fit.

 

NJORD: Favourite book an epic journey on water/ocean setting

Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

Ummmm, I don’t know that I’ve ever read one…there are some that take place on the sea but not for so long that I would consider that to be their setting. The only other one I can think of is Moby Dick and we all know at this point how I feel about that book (still kinda convinced that I’m gonna get it read though aren’t I?). I don’t think I have one…not one that I can think of anyway.

VALKYRIE: Favourite strong female character

The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

This phrase makes my eye twitch…there are so many. Pretty much every female character that exists is strong in some way. So I am going to go with the one that I am currently sitting with as I make my way through the book that I am reading at the moment of writing this and that is Offred, The Handmaid’s Tale.

AESIR/VANIR: Favourite book “crew”

The Aesir and the Vanir are the two groups of Norse gods, believed to be the old and new gods.

My mind went so blank for this one for a minute. I couldn’t really think of any ‘crew’ as it were and then it hit me, the Harry Potter trio. Duh. A special shoutout to Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli though. I enjoyed that group of friends.

 

SEIPYRTS: Favourite sidekick (non-human character)

Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on… although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

Huh? I don’t think I have read anything that is not a human…and if I have then I am so sorry but I have completely forgotten them. It’s times like this when I kind of wish I had read Game of Thrones already because then I could have probably named a dragon…

And that’s it. Another book tag done. There is most likely going to be a book review tomorrow, and maybe until further notice. That’s just the way I roll.

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Sophie, twenty-something, avid reader, writer, really good at watching whole seasons of TV shows in one weekend and using 10 words where 5 will do, overzealous user of the ellipsis and parentheses, starts too many sentences with ‘and’ and ‘so’, living in a continual state of Wanderlust.

2 thoughts on “Norse Mythology Book Tag

    1. The book cover thing is proving to be a problem for me! There are just so many. Thanks for reading and for the inspiration for the post!

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