Vaironian Tides (or Times, as my autocorrect likes to call it -.-) is the first ARC I scored on Booksirens, and therefore I had High Hopes© about it. Why? No idea. I've got to say that for the most part, VT lived up to them. Let's dig in.
As general rule, I don't reread books. I have this mental shelf, every story has its own place, its own label and synopsys, and that's pretty much it. Maybe I'd grab an old one if I needed a direct quote, or if New Book X was part of a series and the last installment dropped, uh, 84 years ago or something. But! Rules, exceptions, etc. I saw this book tag and it got me thinking. What wouldn't I mind picking up again, given the chance?
If a dish needs a bunch of this and a pinch of that to turn out delicious (or, like, edible; cooking is not my strong suit), what would a book need? What are the staples, the foundation of The Perfect Book According to Tissie?
Okay, uh. I struggled a lot with this one, mainly because I didn’t want to be the Miss Ego to JF Smith’s Gusteau, but-- you know. Thing is, there are Issues with Falling Off and it would be a disservice to both the author and his potential readers to just go la-dee-da over them. So, here goes: nope. Nope. Nah to the ah to the no no nope.