The Second Chances Book Tag

We all know I love the themes of second chances, redemption, hope… so this was such a fun tag! And I thought it was appropriate to this month. Give yourself & other people second chances, friends. <33

  1. Name a book you expected to dislike but ended up loving because you stuck with it to the end.
“With Roberts to Pretoria” by G.A. Henty. The beginning wasn’t very interesting, & I was pretty sure it would be among Henty’s duller, dragging books. But I chugged on & I was pleasantly surprised!! It was exciting, interesting, & enjoyable. 
  1. Admit it–we all judge books by their covers. What is one book you’ve given a try and enjoyed despite a less-than-appealing cover? 
I really don’t love the cover of Livy Jarmusch’s Tales of Tarsurella. They’re just not my type at all. So the covers definitely didn’t move me in favour of them. But I gave them a try and I’m SO glad I did because I really, really enjoyed them!! 
  1. Ranting opportunity! Which author are you forever mad at for denying a character their second chance? Talk about it. 😀
There was this one L.M. Montgomery short story about a scoundrel who was engaged to a girl. He heard people talking about how miserable her life would be with him & because he truly loved her, he decided to pretend to abandon her & leave so she could marry someone else & be happy. I was so happy with his changing but I was SO MAD that he didn’t have a second chance with the girl!!!! 
  1. Do you have a favourite book that includes a theme of second chances?
Do I?? Do I!!! Alone in London, Charlie to the Rescue, Beloved, Off Course, A Tale of Two Cities, Until We All Find Home, Johnny Tremain, Enemy Brothers, The Reb & the Redcoats, The Dark House on the Moss…. yes, yes, I do, I do. <33 

  1. Name a favourite fictional romance that only succeeded because the characters were willing to let go of their first impressions and move on.
Everyone’s thinking Pride & Prejudice here, hm?? XP I’m saying Persuasion. Both Anne & Wentworth had to let go of some impressions & seek the other. I do know several other romances where the characters had to let go of impressions and move on, but I just can’t think of them right now….There ya go! Feel free to steal this tag. and tell me one book you gave a second chance to. 😉

Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

6 thoughts on “The Second Chances Book Tag

  1. Love this tag! 😀 Now I want to steal it, but I have to think of a book that fits question number one . . . because I’m not one to start a book unless I think I’ll like it. XD
    But number three . . . thinking of the book where one character was killed before the book even started, but the flashbacks made me love him and wish he were still alive . . . that was rough.


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