Spring Cleaning Book Tag!

I’ve seen this tag around and I was like “Should I do it? Should I not?”, because I hate cleaning … BUT then the lovely Orang-utan Librarian tagged me for the Spring Cleaning Book Tag and I was all in. Originally, this tag was created by booktuber Jen @ Book Syrup. Let’s get started!

THE STRUGGLE OF GETTING STARTED: A BOOK/BOOK SERIES THAT YOU HAVE STRUGGLED TO BEGIN BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE.

A Little Life

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara has caught my eye a long time ago, but it’s massive! The edition I saw on Goodreads has more than 700 pages and I’m not going to lie to you, I struggle with 500 pages already. I used to devour books of that size when I was younger, seeing it as a challenge and validation to get through them, but now they just scare me. Still, many have praised the emotional impact of A Little Life, so … I’d like to read it someday.

CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET: A BOOK AND/OR BOOK SERIES YOU WANT TO UNHAUL.

I actually unhauled about 60 books these past months and managed to either give some to family or sell them via an online reseller for used books. I didn’t get a lot of money, but more than I would have likely managed to get at a flea market (which aren’t happening due to the pandemic anyway). So, it’s really difficult to think of books I don’t want to have anymore. Maybe I would let go of my Game of Thrones books. I read them a while ago, never finished the last one and just sort of feel like I am over the series, even if new books should release eventually. They are also just cheap paperbacks, so I am not attached to them because of aesthetic reasons either.

OPENING WINDOWS AND LETTING FRESH AIR IN: A BOOK THAT WAS REFRESHING.

The Summer of Broken Rules

I haven’t been super excited about books for a while, but this year has been great so far. I was especially fond of The Summer of Broken Rules, because it reignited my love for contemporaries. It was fun and emotional too and made me feel like I was really on vacation (which I could so need at this point). It might be a pretty regular formula for a book, but to me it was a breath of fresh air on my shelf.

Read my full review of the book HERE.

WASHING OUT SHEET STAINS: A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD REWRITE A CERTAIN SCENE IN.

Charming as a Verb

There is one scene in Charming as a Verb that made me so disappointed in the main character. It created one of the biggest conflicts, so it was obviously necessary for the story, but I just wanted Henri and Corinne to be happy. If that scene was rewritten, they’d have had the cutest story! Still, Ben Philippe has quickly become one of my auto-buy authors. I adore all his characters.

My full review of the book can be found HERE.

THROWING OUT UNNECESSARY KNICK-KNACKS: A BOOK IN A SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T FEEL WAS NECESSARY.

This might be an unpopular opinion, but … I do not think the continuation of the Shatter Me series (hence everything after Ignite Me) was strictly necessary and even contradicted some of the earlier books. I’m not saying they are terrible, but I just didn’t connect to them as much. The writing style was different and the elements I liked most gone. Tahereh Mafi is still an excellent writer and I enjoy her books very much. Also, no shade on anyone who was into the series continuation, but it just wasn’t for me.

POLISHING THE DOORKNOBS: A BOOK THAT HAD A CLEAN FINISH.

The Dire King (Jackaby, #4)

I think I like books with ambiguous endings that still feel like they make sense. When everything is up to interpretation to you, but the journey there gives you clear indications of what you’re supposed to think? So, this question has me struggling a little bit, because apparently I’m messy.

I really like how the Dire King, the final book in the Jackaby series, ended and came together though. I’m obviously not going to go into detail because of spoilers, but the series as a whole is really worth the read!

My review for book 1 can be read here and for the final book here.

REACHING TO DUST THE FAN: A BOOK THAT TRIED TOO HARD TO RELAY A CERTAIN MESSAGE.

A Pocketful of Crows

I’m not sure A Pocketful of Crows tried to convey a message too hard, but I didn’t enjoy the message I was getting. Basically, this supposedly whimsical and poetic story was of the opinion that it’s fine to seek revenge, that it’s the eternal circle of life to punish those who wronged you. I did not agree with that one bit.

THE TIRING YET SATISFYING FINISH OF SPRING CLEANING: A BOOK SERIES THAT WAS TIRING YET SATISFYING TO GET THROUGH.

After an exhausting summer, where I missed my friends and turned to every distraction I could find, I binge-read the True Blood books. They were … not all great? Very repetitive in part, but unlike many, many, many others, I really enjoyed the final book. The ending made a lot of sense to me and I would have actually preferred the show to go a similar way, but yeah.


I TAG THEE

Whoever wants to do this! As you can see on the post I took this from, there’s actually a prompt to tag four people, but I’d rather give the option to whoever WANTS to do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag! It’s all yours!!


What did you think of my answers? Did you like seeing a book tag on the blog again? Let’s chat!

 

Evermore Book Tag!

I wasn’t actually tagged for the Evermore Book Tag, but I saw it over at my friend Stephanie’s blog Adventures of a Bibliophile and felt like it would be fun to do. In all honesty, I always vibed more with evermore than with folklore, so, coming up with books to fit song titles should be fun!

RULES!

  • Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post!!
  • Feel free to use the graphics from Ahaana’s original post/or mine, but please credit back because they took a lot of time and effort to make (:

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The End of the Year Book Tag – 2020

Can you believe we are at the stage of the year where tags like this make sense? I saw the End of the Year Book Tag over at Sofii’s A Book. A Thought. blog and she was happy to let me steal it. I know I am nowhere near my reading numbers from a couple years ago, but I am actually pretty content with what I managed to get to in 2020. Let’s see what the questions hold!

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Beartown (Beartown, #1)     This Is How You Lose the Time War

I am currently reading Beartown (which I started in October but got busy and wanted to give more attention to) and This Is How You Lose the Time War (which is utterly confusing). Realistically, I think I can finish both of them, I just have to be willing to make the time now.

Do you have an autumnal (Spring) book to transition into the end of the year?

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

I have to say that I don’t really plan ahead my reading like that, or go for certain seasonal themes. I could see how people would like something more colourful for winter or so on, but I can’t say I’ve been looking into that. However, I still have Take a Hint, Dani Brown ready on my kindle, which is sure to warm my heart!

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

Admission

First of all, I am not super aware of when books release these days. Secondly, I think most of the books I was curious about already released. For example Admission by Julie Buxbaum. I quite enjoyed that one and it got published at the beginning of the month!

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

This Is Not a Ghost Story Soulswift Normal People: The Scripts

Aside from the ones I mentioned above, I am not sure how much I will actually be able to manage. I mean … there’s like two weeks left of the year and I don’t think I have it in me to read five books in total. However, IF I miraculously make it, the ones mentioned above are on my priority list.
This is Not a Ghost Story was recommended to people who enjoyed the Haunting of Bly Manor and I don’t know in what aspect it will be like the show, but I was too curious not to check it out. Also, it has a stunning cover, isn’t too long and ties into me wanting to get out of my reading comfort zone more.
Soulswift is along the lines of theological-esque fantasy and I am very much into that.
Normal People: The Scripts is like the Fleabag scripts aka it is a hardcover copy of all the scripts from the show. I love-hated the regular book in a weird way, but I am still 100% obsessed with it, so, I figured it would be a great addition to my library.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite of the year?

There’s obviously no way to know for sure, but Beartown ticks all the boxes to become a favourite! It’s sports-related, has a tight-knit small town community, drama, beautiful beautiful quotes. I swear I have put so many sticky notes into that book already.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Ace of Spades

I don’t really make reading plans as much. I do intend to up my Goodreads Challenge from 30 (which I managed well this year) to 35 books. But I also saw the tweet below and the illustration and comparison to Dair and I am really into the idea of reading Ace of Spades next year!


I hope you enjoyed this! I have found myself liking tags that aren’t too long as of late, so I hope you liked reading it too. Let me know some of your thoughts on the tag or feel free to steal it yourself!

The Fall Book Tag

I was tagged for this, brace yourselves, back in 2017. That is the shelf-life a lot of my tags have to endure until I get to them and I am so incredibly sorry for that. I’m not sure if Beth @Reading Every Night will even see this post now (I miss her on the blogosphere), but I’m doing the Fall Book Tag anyway. The weather is slowly getting colder, I can wear layers again … I just like the transition to this new season and wanted to celebrate that by doing a tag (and I haven’t posted anything else yet this week).

RULES

  • Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag. She wants to see your answers.
  • Use her graphics—if you want to.
  • Have fun!

*click on the covers to get redirected to the Goodreads pages of the books. If I have reviews up, they will be linked in the titles in the text bits!*

CRISP FALL AIR – a book that felt fresh and new

Charming as a VerbI’m like 11 pages into this, so maybe not the best judge, but I just get exactly that fresh and crisp vibe from Charming as a Verb. If you’ve followed me for a bit, you will have noticed my utter enthusiasm for Ben Philippe’s first book, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager, and his style of writing that I really enjoy. Everything flows so easy and feels natural.

HOWLING WINDS – an ending that blew you away

A Deadly Education (Scholomance, #1)This award 100% goes to A Deadly Education, because it was a really fun book to read for me. I liked it a lot, but also felt like it could just be a standalone and then THE FINAL LINE HIT ME! It made me question everything I had just read and I love it when that happens. Seriously cannot wait for you all to be able to read that book too!

COMFY SWEATERS – a book that gave you the warm and fuzzy’s

Tweet Cute*me going through my pile of books filled with sadness and misery* – Ah, yes, here we have something!

Tweet Cute was one of those books that just made you smile. The banter is fun and the grilled cheese references WILL make you hungry. But that’s just what you’ll have to endure for a lovely contemporary romcom sometimes.

BRIGHT COLORS – a cover with either red, yellow or orange in it

Burn Our Bodies DownI’m sure there’s plenty of people who already love and adore Burn Our Bodies Down, but I will never be one of them. Something about that book just rubs me the wrong way and I did not enjoy it. However, it fits the category like a glove!

LEAF FIGHT – a book with non stop action

The Black VeinsAnother book I am currently reading (and please don’t ask me why I can’t focus on just one book, cause I don’t know) is The Black Veins. There’s magic and road trips and monsters and people getting kidnapped. I’m not even at the halfway mark and so much has happened!

PUMPKIN SPICE – your most anticipated read

This is a bit tricky for me, because I’m at a point in my book blogging life where I just don’t keep very much up to date with new releases. Sometimes something catches my eye, but I have so much backlisted that I would be completely helpless without some of my blogging buddies and blogger blast mails from publishers to keep me up to date.

Something that releases soon though (October 6, 2020) is Spoiler Alert and it sounds so much up my alley:

Spoiler Alert

Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her “real life” for years—but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction.

Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.

With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?


I TAG THEE

Since it took me, hold up … checking again, 3 years to do this tag, I just kind of want to leave it open for anyone who wants to join in no the fun. IF YOU READ THIS (and you want to do it) CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!

What did you think of my answers? Let’s talk!

The “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag

I wasn’t very consequent with my Friday is tag day proclamation, but the lovely Kirstie Ellen @Upside-Down Books tagged me for the “I Should Have Read That” Book Tag and it seemed deliciously fun. I feel like I’ll have to expose myself with some of those answers, so, I want to thank her for the opportunity and hope you all enjoy it!

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part (I’ll just leave this up to whoever wants to do it)
  • ENJOY THE TAG!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Beartown (Beartown, #1)Alright, so, Lois never specifically urged me to read Beartown in any way, but she knows me so well and every time I see her talk about it, I just want to pick it up right away … I just haven’t even bought it yet …

For real though, it’s a small town sports drama with deep human emotions and I just know I’d be so here for it!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

Testament of YouthI actually have briefly picked it up, because I adore the movie with all my heart, but I never made it all the way through Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. It’s quite heavy and since they are her diaries, it’s all real life stuff and I just couldn’t … I think I’d rather rewatch the movie.

A book in a series you’ve started,  but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet

Dark Age by Pierce Brown is still chilling on my shelf. That book scares me SO much! I don’t know why, but it’s just MASSIVE and I haven’t really read any big books like that for a long time and I know it’s likely going to wreck me emotionally on top of it all too.

Just look at it compared to some other books on my TBR …

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

War and Peace? I don’t know … it’s just that I know quite firmly that I don’t enjoy very many classics, but I quite like movie adaptations of Russian materials, so that’s one of the few I could think of.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

HA! I know that one! Harry Potter, and I truly mean the entire series. Sometimes (looking at you Percy Jackson), I start a series and then life gets in the way and I forget to continue, but I’ve literally never picked up the Harry Potter books and at this point, I just don’t see it happening.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

The GoldfinchLet’s not go overboard by saying I really loved loved The Goldfinch, but I loved the trailer? I enjoyed the movie, I just thought it would have been a better fit for a limited series or some other longer format. Anyway, haven’t read it, but can definitely see the appeal.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

The Priory of the Orange TreeHmmm … a confession that wasn’t even prompted her but that is coming regardless is that I’m not really in the bookstagram realm. A book I kept seeing everywhere, especially on Twitter too was The Priory of the Orange Tree and it’s another very daunting size.

 

 

 

 


I TAG THEE

I haven’t really been up my blogging game, so I’d like to leave it up to anyone who sees this tag and wants to do it. CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED!


What did you think of this post? Can you relate? Are you shocked? Let’s talk!

The K-Pop Book Tag

Okay, this is going to come as a shock to many of you … not so much to others … but, I know nothing about K-Pop. I am not blind, I have seen some of the bands swirling around. My Twitter timeline features gifs of various singers and dancers and their apparent cuteness on the regular, but … I just really can’t get into the music? I TRIED! But it isn’t happening. My sole contribution to this bandwagon will be in form of this K-Pop Book Tag now, which the ever so lovely Abigail @What Makes a Good Book tagged me for! Thanks so much for giving me the chance to be a part of this movement!

RULES

  • Credit the creator of this tag, The Book Prophet, and link back to her original post.
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Answer all the questions to the best of your ability.
  • Tag as many people as you like.
  • Have fun!

BTS– A BOOK EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT

The Hate U GiveThere are so many that I could name for this category, but I am going with one of my more recent reads. I felt like the last person on the planet to read The Hate U Give and I had no excuse whatsoever for doing it so late. I knew it would be hard, but I also knew I’d love the story. Now, I cannot wait for the movie to come out. The cast is absolutely brilliant and I trust them to do the book justice.

EXO– FAVOURITE COMPANION NOVEL

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)I absolutely loved, loved, loved Isla and the Happily Ever After, which is a companion novel in the Anna and the French Kiss series. It may even have been my favorite of all three (even though I will always appreciate Anna’s experience as a foreigner in her new school).

NU’EST– NAME A BOOK/SERIES/TRILOGY THAT DOESN’T GET THE ATTENTION YOU THINK IT DOES

I will forever be bitter about how few people have read the Wolf by Wolf duology. It is amazing and deserves way more attention!

ASTRO– A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU A HAPPY FEELING WHILE READING

If anyone asked me what happened during You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, I am not sure I could actually recap the events, but I remember that the book made me insanely happy. The friendship was goals and the atmosphere was amazing!

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Stealing this gif from Savannah, just to include some of the actual KPop bands haha

MONSTAX– A BOOK CONTAINING A DIVERSE SET OF CHARACTERS

Queens of GeekMy first instinct was Six of Crows, and I believe that many can relate to that thought, however, I want to give a different answer than Abigail and am therefore choosing Queens of Geek! There’s a bisexual Chinese girl and another character who deals with anxiety and her own body image.

A.C.E– A FAVOURITE RECENT RELEASE

I am reading this book at the moment, which means I am not even done yet, but IRON GOLD! Anything that gives me more of this universe and my bae Sevro deserves to be mentioned here.

BLACKPINK– A BOOK THAT STICKS OUT FROM THE REST OF IT’S GENRE

My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, but I will forever love My Lady Jane. It’s weird and quirky, definitely not accurate but what it lacks in that department, it multiplies in humour!

 

SEVENTEEN– A BOOK WITH MULTIPLE POV’S

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity, #2)Hmmm … I think I have to go with Our Dark Duet here. It does have more than two POVs, so I definitely count it as multiple. (Then again, wouldn’t two be multiple as well? Isn’t everything that’s more than one “multiple”? I am thinking about this too much …)

BIGBANG– A MODERN CLASSIC

This may just be my opinion, but I definitely without a doubt consider Call Me By Your Name a modern classic and I think that almost everyone who has read it will agree. It just needs to get a bit more recognition as a book.

SISTAR– A SERIES YOU WISH NEVER ENDED

Uhm … Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events? 13 books is not enough, because while I could deal with the doom and gloom knowing there would be a next book coming, it was a whole other story when you actually got that super unsatisfying end end. Hope that makes sense?

RAIN– FAVOURITE STANDALONE

HOW IS ONE SUPPOSED TO CHOSE JUST ONE BOOK?!?!? *insert me randomly pointing at a book on my favorites shelf* FINE, IT’S THE MARTIAN?!?!

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I TAG THEE

*As always, don’t feel obliged to do the tag if you don’t want to.*

What do you think about K-Pop? Are you a big fan? Are you a complete novice like me? Let’s talk!

Me In Book Characters Tag

Originally, I saw this tag swirling around the blogosphere and I wanted to do it so bad, I thought I’d just tackle it without having been tagged officially. But then, as if The Orang-utan Librarian read my mind and made it possible for me to do the Me in Book Characters Tag for an actual reason. It was only after that, that I realised I had no idea which characters to pick. In previous posts (Characters I Am Most Alike and Myself in Five Characters), I always ventured into the TV realm, so this required a lot of thinking (and also hoping I wouldn’t repeat myself! Let’s see what I’ve got!

RULES

  1. Thank the creators of the tag (Ash & Lo @windowsill books)
  2. Thank whoever tagged you!
  3. List 5 book characters who you are most like and explain why.
  4. Tag your friends!

Molly – The Upside of Unrequited

Okay, so I my entire review of The Upside of Unrequited was basically me explaining why I connected with Molly, but I’ll try to say it in short here. She is one of the characters that I don’t just connect on an emotional level with, but also on a physical level in part and that is something that happens like … once in a decade?

Elle – Geekerella

Elle is a really cool chick. She is geeky and very passionate about a certain franchise, so much so that she has a blog about it. I am not trying to say that one movie/book/TV show was the reason I started blogging, but that need to share what you hold dear in this world and to find like-minded people is something I can very much relate to.

Clark – The Unexpected Everything

This one might seem like a bit of a stretch, but hear me out! Clark is this nerdy, sort of awkward Fantasy writer and … that’s kinda what I see myself as?

Celia – The Night Circus

Celia is a very kind woman, but she can also lose her temper. I’d consider myself nice and polite whenever I meet someone new, but beware when you try to make me your enemy, because I can rain hell on you. There’s a lot of bottled up anger in me.

In addition to that she loves reading so much that she’d rather stay home (where she has replaced furniture with books) and read than go out with friends and that’s definitely very me.

Klaus – A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lastly, there is Klaus. He’s a bright young man and as I was growing up, people always seemed to tell me that I was very mature for my age and smart on top of that. I am not going to lie, I don’t just have all the good qualities of Klaus, though, I can also be a little know-it-all just like him. Nobody’s perfect!

That’s all from my part and I can only hope you enjoyed getting to know me better through these characters!

I TAG THEE

**These are some of my latest followers and I am using this opportunity to get to know you better! However, if you’ve done the tag before or simply don’t want to do it, please don’t feel obliged!**

Stranger Things Book Tag

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So, I don’t think it’s a secret that I am absolutely obsessed with Stranger Things! I usually stay away from anything that could scare me in the slightest, but somehow I couldn’t resist. It’s been weeks that I’ve watched it now, but I still can’t shake the awesomeness of it all. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s like Super 8 meets The Goonies meets Taken by Steven Spielberg – basically a whole bunch of awesomeness right there! Therefore I was all the happier to hear that A Running Commentary created the Stranger Things Book Tag and that Dee @Bookish Khaleesi tagged me for it!

I hope everyone is cool with me using these graphics, because I don’t know who created them originally, but I would like to give credit!

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THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT LEFT YOU INTRIGUED AND SLIGHTLY CONFUSED

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)This Savage Song had such a unique and amazing set-up, but I did not understand half of how this world came into being in the first place. The idea of the monsters is absolutely fascinating, but I need so much more information. Monsters of Verity is therefore the series I choose! (Also, because it includes my buttercup August and I need to mention him a lot)

 

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A BOOK WITH A SETTING YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO LIVE IN

Splintered (Splintered, #1)I do never ever want to go to the Wonderland version from the Splintered series. It’s more like a bizarre Goth-Zombieland than the version I came to love and cherish so much. So, if given the chance, I am afraid I would pass … even with Morpheus as my guide …

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A BOOK YOU OWN THAT IS SOMEWHAT DAMAGED, BUT LOVED TO PIECES

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)Most of my books are in pristine condition, but sometimes that’s just not possible to maintain. I don’t know how it happened but The Raven Boys is one of the rare books that actually looks like someone has read it and weirdly, I am not even mad about it.

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A TRILOGY YOU ALWAYS GO TO WHENEVER YOU NEED A PICK-ME-UP

I don’t re-read, therefore I really don’t know how to answer this … I guess Shatter Me, A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Inkworld books bring back happy memories, though I would never pick them up again, except maybe to read a certain passage.

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A BOOK WITH A TERRIFYING BEAST YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO FACE IN A DARK ALLEY

Is there such a thing as a beast I would like to face in the daylight instead? I don’t think so! Well, if we are not talking about the entire Miss Peregrine series, but just the first book, then I guess I wouldn’t want to run into a Hollow. (By book three I wanted them as pets, so there you go with my fear)

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A BOOK WITH A VILLAIN WHO IS BOTH MANIPULATIVE AND DEDICATED

I know I have already mentioned the Series of Unfortunate Events above, but have you ever considered how dedicated Count Olaf was to making those children miserable? The personas he took on, the time chasing them and for what? It was really ridiculous, but pure dedication.

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A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT TO LOVE

Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)This may come as a shock, but I did not go into Red Rising thinking that I would like it. In fact, I was ready to dismiss it after a couple of chapters but BAM! It hit me in the heart – hard! It’s way gorier than what I usually read and I also don’t dabble in sci-fi as much as I used to, so it was unexpected but deep, deep love!

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A BOOK WITH A SETTING THAT’S JUST A LITTLE BIT STRANGE

The Rest of Us Just Live HereI really enjoyed The Rest of Use Just Live Here but the setting is basically every teen cliché ever written, but in a good way? Does that make sense to you? Well, I guess you would have to really read it to know what I mean. It was cleverly done in my opinion.

 


I should tag someone, but I feel like people who watched the show will probably appreciate the tag the most. Since I don’t know who has and who hasn’t, I am using the easy cop out and tag EVERYONE!

Pokémon Go Book Tag

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Ever since I saw the Pokémon Go Book Tag created by Aentee at Read at Midnight, I was hoping someone would one day tag me AND TODAY IS THE DAY! Dee @Bookish Khaleesi has done me the favour and therefore here we go with the tag. I will be using Aentee’s graphics as well, because they are simply amazing and perfect. Don’t forget to check out the original posts of those lovely ladies!

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As far as I can remember I have always been a reader. Even in school, I loved to do the reading homework, but I think the first book that really fascinated me and made me emotional about the characters was Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. I mean … Dustfinger! He is still one of my favourites.

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My favourite classic is and will always be The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I don’t know what it is about this book, but I have a strong feeling that the 1920s setting has something to do with my love for it.

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Hmmm … I don’t know. I kind of lost interest in Truthwitch and Passenger because I saw it EVERYWHERE. But that doesn’t mean I will never read them at all. I’ll just wait until the hype has died down and then pick it up in a year or so … or when the whole series is released.

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The Shatter Me series at some point just really reminded me of the X-Men (which isn’t a book series, but comics count too when I can’t think of a different answer), however, it was still so uniquely written, I absolutely adore those books!

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Vampire Academy! Whenever I see the movie or the books on other people’s posts, I want to read them … but there are so many books already. And then there are all those new releases and I can’t help but wonder if I should just let it go and keep to the new stuff instead. Keeping up with reading can be so tough sometimes.

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Many a book has accomplished that, but I think one of the last one was Gambit, because that book was awesome and I wanted to know what happened next like all the freaking time!

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Whaaaat? How am I supposed to choose? I am just going to name one random ship that I ship, because I am known for shipping all the ships.

Rhys and Feyre! There you go! I said somthing …

 

 

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I really liked Dee’s answers, but I am going to go with the Thunderoad series. They are quite steamy and action packed and I like that.

 

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Definitely the Red Rising series. Technically the first spin off isn’t even out yet, but it will be soon and then I am sure I will be of the same opinion, because Pierce Brown can do no wrong with the books he’s writing. I am wholeheartedly convinced of that.

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Over the course of time, I have changed my mind about The Magicians like a gazillion times. I am still not a major fan of the first book, but as a whole, that series was really good. It still hasn’t really left my brain, so that sure means something.

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I don’t even know. I think The Lunar Chronicles would probably be a solid choice for that. I really want those books and I am going to get the book box when it comes out this fall for sure. All the raving blog posts did not scare me off!

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There are so many! I think if I ever were to get the Harry Potter books, I would want the glow in the dark ones. They look so cool!

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I’ve mentioned this about a gazillion times now, but I CANNOT wait to read Unscripted Joss Byrd! I am so excited for this book, I am even considering getting it as a hardcover.

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Again, there are quite a few: Tahereh Mafi, Pierce Brown, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Morgan Matson, David Levithan and many mooooore.

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The sequel for Gambit? It’s not even been all that long that I’ve read it, but since there is no release date for the second book, it feels like forever! WHEN IS IT COMING OUT!? I NEED A DATE!

Now it’s time for you brave pokémon trainers to go out there and do the tag:

The Snack Food Book Tag

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Have you ever noticed how many food-related book tags there are? SO MANY! And I get it, books and food are two of the most important things in life. Can’t help but get really hungry when doing these tags though, nonetheless, huge thanks to the Orang-Utan Librarian for tagging me to do The Snack Food Book Tag!

Chocolate covered Pretzels – a book couple you never thought would work/get together

First, not a massive fan of chocolate covered Pretzels … I like soft pretzels a lot more. But that wasn’t the question. I am pretty easily convinced to ship something, so this is pretty difficult for me to answer. Also, most books make it pretty obvious as to who belongs together … I guess my answer would have to be Warner and Juliette from Shatter Me. I did not see that working out in the first book, but then we all know what happens.

Prunegales (see what I did there? the names trademarked so I couldn’t use it) – an addictive book you can’t get enough of

Prunegales are the best! Can I say a whole series? Because I sure as heck can’t get enough of the Shadowhunter world! Keep those books coming!

 

Trail mix – a book with a variety of characters

Darn it! Could have totally used my previous answer for this one as well. Then I can’t help but steal Game of Thrones as an answer, because that’s also quite the obvious choice. And you all know who my favourite of the bunch is.

 

Fruit bowls – An unpredictable character 

Why are fruit bowls unpredictable? Are people just throwing exotic things in it and no one knows what they are eating? I am clearly overthinking this, my answer: Maven, my beloved friend from the Red Queen series, definitely fits that category. I think he’s gone completely bonkers now, but I can’t help but love him. What can you do?

Nut  bar – You’re go to book

Uhm … Red Rising? I can never shut up about the brilliance of that series.

Popcorn – A character you can’t help but like

To keep rolling with the previous answer, Sevro has totally won my heart. That dude is savage and weird and probably very smelly but I can’t help and adore the guy! (btw, I didn’t find the person who created the image below, but I think it’s awesome and all due respect to the original creator)

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