So! Much! Pressure! The Peer Pressure Tag

Never Argue With a Fish.

Valid advice, I’d say, but it’s also the name of the blogger who tagged me with this back in February. Thanks! And sorry it’s taken so long to finish up! Life is… interesting, ya know?


-Link back to the creator, which is Random Thoughts of My Fandoms.

-Provide a link to the person who tagged you.

-Answer all questions honestly

-Come up with 5 questions of your own. (4 have to be about peer pressure; 1 can be   random and about whatever)

-Tag at least 10 people and provide links to their blogs. Please no “you!”

-Recommend at least 5 books or songs you see everywhere/are very popular that you’ve read or listened to.

-Use the hashtag #peerpressuretag for easier visibility

Well, I’m going to have to disappoint slightly. I don’t seem to have any good peer pressure questions in me, so there’s not much point in tagging anyone either. Apologies!

The Questions:

– What was the last thing someone tried to pressure you into watching/reading?

Let’s see… I believe, most recently, that was my nephew. He’s always saying, “You should read/play/do this thing that I like and which has my momentary attention because the thought of it just flitted to the surface of my mind right now.” Not in so many words, mind you, but he’s socially domineering that way, without a bit of subtlety. So, the latest thing he told me I should read is, I think, the works of the Percy Jackson universe.

– Did you watch/read it? If so how’d it turn out? New favourite or are you questioning that person’s personal taste?

Nope. Not yet, anyway. But I can assure you, we are way past merely questioning my nephew’s taste. 😉

– What was the last thing you tried to pressure someone into watching/reading?

I am trying to wean my mother away from Twilight, so I thought to use another paranormal romantic drama kind of thing. I got her Moon Called, by Patricia Briggs, for Christmas.

– Did they watch/read it? If so how’d it turn out? New favourite or are they now questioning your personal taste?

In her own words:
“I must admit I am kind of surprised how much I did like it. I had not expected that, as I am sure you well know. I like fantasy vampires, the kinds that sparkle in the sun ya know Didn’t much care for the kinds in this tale…kind of nasty and sneaky. But the werewolves grew on me and it was a unique concept of a coyote being the heroine. She did annoy me from time to time, but overall, she was an interesting character—flawed, yet loyal and willing to do what she could for her friends. Will I read another one? Not sure… maybe… but probably not un-encouraged by you know who. Still, it was kind of fun to give my beloved historical  ol’ Tudor England reading a rest and take a flight of fancy into pure imagination.”

So, I’d say it’s turning out well! 🙂

– When was the last time you listened to Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’? Marks out of 5?

I don’t remember when the last time I heard that song was. But I’d give it a 3, not great but not terrible either.


Asking for recommendations from a blogger whose entire blog is basically unending recommendations? Heh. 😉 My only hesitation is… I have no idea how “popular” something has to be in order to be “popular.” But, oh well! 🙂

As for books, I can highly recommend The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon Sanderson. I am working my way through the latest installment, Rhythm of War, and thoroughly enjoying it. 🙂

There’s also The Monster Hunters, by Larry Correia, the next of which, Monster Hunter Bloodlines, is due to come out on August 3rd, 2021.

Wearing the Cape, by Marion G. Harmon. It’s difficult doing superheroes without the visual media of comics, shows, and movies and such, but this one does fairly well! I eagerly await Harmon’s continuation of it! 😀

Project: Nemesis, by Jeremy Robinson is a kaiju thriller, a giant-monster horror story that absolutely reinvigorates and redefines the genre, and, like superhero stories, is not easy to pull off without visuals.

Let’s see, that’s fantasy/sci-fi, urban fantasy, superheroes, even a kaiju thriller… perhaps a love story to finish things off? …do I know any popular love stories? Does The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renée Ahdieh count?

Oh, to end with a song…well, I’ve been seeing covers for The Wellerman popping up everywhere for months now. I personally prefer this version:


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1 Response to So! Much! Pressure! The Peer Pressure Tag

  1. Good answers and great recommendations! I’m a big fan of the Percy Jackson universe so hopefully you’ll enjoy it, then again I’m a fan of Greek mythology and that deep into the series now I can’t do anything but love it. Bring on the finale to the Trails of Apollo!

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