Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Okay, I’ve gotten back from my little niece’s first birthday, I’m exhausted and don’t feel like writing a review, so thankfully, this tag is easy peasy to do. Or I’d be crying right now. 😂 I found it on Hammock of Books. You should definitely check out Kay’s blog!

 

Best Book You’ve Read so far this year

Stay calm, Sibby. Stay calm. This book made me cry, scream, and almost had me throw it across the room. But how can I?! It’s so damn pretty.

 

Best sequel you’ve read so far this year

I’ve been waiting a long time for this sequel, and Stephanie doesn’t disappoint you. I never thought that I’d love Tella and Dante, but I’ll eat my own words.

 

New release you haven’t read yet but want to

Kelley addresses school shootings in her latest book, and I cannot wait to read it. I’ll always read her books.

 

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Lada will make this finale the most bloodiest yet. I’d like nothing more than to see Radu to find love, Lada to slay, and Mehmed to die.

Okay, that escalated slightly too much there.

 

Biggest disappointment

I hate putting this book here. But here it is, and I never knew I’d ever be disappointed with the finale. I love Victoria, but for me, I feel that the ending is what kills this series.

 

Biggest Surprise

I’ll always love reading about faerie stories. They’re one of my favourites! But I never knew I’d adore this book. However, I was wrong. Jude is one of my faves, and Cardan weaseled his way into my heart.

 

Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

Okay, quite a few readers found this book unoriginal. But I love it, and I can’t wait to see what Sara has in store for the sequel.

 

Newest fictional crush

HELLO, THORNE BABY. I’ve been crushing over him for years, but this year, I’ve only got to this series. I love his conflicting character arc.

 

Newest favourite character

Lira from To Kill a Kingdom. I cannot stop raving over this evil cinnamon roll. I love sirens, and she makes we me want to be one.

 

Book that made you cry

I somewhat dislike Labyrinth Lost, but this sequel is what made me love brujas. Lula, horribly scarred, loses her boyfriend, who breaks up with her just before a bus accident. She wants him to cheat death, but instead, she makes him and the other victims zombies.

 

Book that made you happy

I don’t ever want to stop talking about this series. I know I’ll keep coming back to it. How can I not? I love Cinder, Kai, and the entire Rampion crew!

 

Favourite book-to-movie adaptation you saw this year

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Originally based off of Jurassic Park, Fallen Kingdom makes me fall in love with dinosaurs all over again. But I’m still healing from my heart getting ripped out of my chest.

 

Favourite post you’ve written this year

My bad trope discussion post is definitely up there. I’ve been meaning to write this one for such a long time, and I’m glad I got around to it.

 

The most beautiful book you’ve bought this year

I’m loving all the purple covers coming out this year. I love this trend. I truly do. I’ve been wanting to get this sequel for such a long time, and to see it wrapped in white with purple, I nearly squealed when I opened up the box.

 

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Practically my entire TBR list. 😂

 

Tag Time!

Mara | Vanessa | Jeanine | Christine | Bree | Teagan and Jess | Kalina | Harshita | Justine | Ashley

You! Anyone who wants to do it can! Just link me to my post because I’d love to see your post. I don’t know who else has done this tag, so go for it.

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The Ultimate Book Tag

Oh, hi there!

Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to find new tags. And I found this one on The Cozy Pages. I love seeing what Nina posts next. She’s one of my favourite bloggers I have the honor of knowing, and I’m glad we stay in touch. Go see what else she’s posted. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do

Now, since I don’t feel like writing a review at midnight, I think this is a good substitute. And I haven’t been around lately since my life decided to get crazy hectic this past week.

So let’s get to the tag!

 

Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Sometimes. If I don’t pay attention to my surroundings, I’m fine. If I look up, then I run into a problem.

Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

I personally like Kelley Armstrong’s. Kelley is the reason why I decided to get into book publishing, and her writing has saved me numerous times. Overall, she brings realness to her characters. You feel as if they’re normal people even if they’re supernatural.

Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

HA! Ahem, I almost choked reading this. I think the answer is in the question. I pick Harry Potter because of the Twilight Saga.

Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?

Technically, my purse is my book bag. I bought it at Indigo and have used it ever since. I hate purses, but mine says, “Read the North,” so I can’t complain.

Do you smell your books?

My friends can easily answer this question. Yes. And I shiver when I crack open a book that hasn’t been opened up yet.

Books with or without little illustrations?

Doesn’t bother me. I like the trend of publishers including illustrations, like Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Probably the entire Mortal Instruments series. I didn’t know the controversy surrounding the author, then I delved deeper into YA and found much better series. However, I keep going back to it.

Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

I had a speech impediment when I was young, so I’d often get angry and throw my book when I read out loud. My family thought it was cute, and now they worry I’m slightly more invested in books than originally thought. I just want to throw them for another reason now. 😉

What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

My copy of Language of Thorns may be the thinnest.

What is the thickest book on your shelf?

My collection of Outlander books. Those are beasts. And I’m dreading to finish them.

Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I’ve been writing for more than half my life. Most of the writing I do now is blogging, but I’d love to get into creative writing again.

When did you get into reading?

My mom pushed me into it when I was little, but she actively bugged me to read more when I was a young teen. Now she complains when she sees my TBR pile. 😂 I can’t win.

What is your favourite classic book?

I have to agree with Nina on her answer of Pride and Prejudice. And Oliver Twist is up there as well.

In school what was your best subject?

English and creative writing (and fashion, even if I dress like a slob)

If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

I’ve had this situation happen before, and I offended the gift giver, so I’ve asked my friends simply to give me Indigo gift cards. They work out for everyone involved, really.

What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong. It’s more urban fantasy adult than YA though.

What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

I usually drop my phone. I’m a huge klutz and probably shouldn’t be near any devices. I even drop my laptop. 😅

What is your favorite word?

Yeah, I shouldn’t repeat it here. I may be small but I swear like an educated sailor.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Nerd all the way!

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

I prefer the fae. I love the backstory of them, and you find much better stories about them as well.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Angels. They get all avenge-y and slay people (it’s midnight, so don’t judge my word choices). And I have a thing for wings, apparently.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why? 

Spirits. I’ve had enough of the latter. And frankly, I laugh when I read about a character getting punched by a ghost.

23. Zombies or Vampires?

I’d rather hang out with the bloodsucking thing beyond the grave. And if you don’t know that reference, I’ll be severely disappointed!

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden. Please, only forbidden. The former choice rarely works out well.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed stories. If it’s paranormal romance, I’m fine. But I rarely read strictly romance.

 

Tag time!

You aren’t obligated to do this tag. If you’ve done it before, you’re good. If I don’t tag you, and you want to do it, please don’t hesitate to do so. I love finding new tags! So don’t let me stop you from doing this one.

  1. Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser
  2. Bree @ Perpetual Fangirl
  3. Justine @ Bookish Wisps
  4. Book Orbit
  5. Kathy @ Books and Munches
  6. Christine @ Life with All the Books
  7. Ashley @ Book Tales
  8. Kaila @ The Traveling Inkwell
  9. Leslie @ Books Are the New Black
  10. Cindy @ Readctbooks

The Reader Confession Tag

Even though I would love to *cough* obsess *cough* over my Scarlet review, which I hoped to write last night, my health decided to kick me when I was down, so I need to take things easy for the next while. Now, say hello to another book tag!

So I saw this one on Hammock of Books. I love when I see Kay’s posts pop up on my Reader feed. Go check out her blog!

 

Have you ever damaged a book?

😐😐😐

Yes. Several. And I don’t want to talk about it. I feel so guilty. 😭

How long does it take you to read a book?

I typically give myself about seven days to read a book. But I read Cinder in twenty-four hours, and I read a 300-page book in almost two weeks. So I’m all over the board with this question. 😅

Books that you haven’t finished?

I believe I’ve dnf’d a handful of books, but there are plenty I wanted to though.

Hyped/popular books you don’t like?

I don’t understand the book. I love magical realism, but the storyline is all over the place. I honestly tried to love it. Just look at that cover. But I felt the book had two separate stories conflicting with each other, and I’m not sure which one won.

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

Smut. Actually, I wouldn’t tell my mom I read it, but she probably already knows since I read it in front of her. I have no shame in reading these books. Oh God, I’m like Nesta. 😂

How many books do you own?

I wouldn’t be surprised if I owned around 300. But compared to some of these bookstagrammers, I’m a baby Smaug.

Are you a fast or a slow reader?

It all depends on the book. I can breeze through a couple hundred pages in a few hours, and sometimes it may take me forever to get through a book.

Do you like to buddy read?

Yassss. My first and last buddy read was with Dana @ Dana and the Books. Both she and I attended college together and took the Ryerson Publishing program as well. And even though she has moved to the UK, we keep tabs on each other. She’s one reason why I first started blogging.

But yes, I love doing it even though I don’t do it often. And this answer gives you permission to bug me into buddy reading with you.

Do you read better in your head or out loud?

Obviously, I prefer reading in my head. I cannot imagine any other way. I’d probably annoy everyone more if I do.

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

I’ve always been honest with my readers. I come from poverty and a bad past. So reading, and in extension writing, has saved me. Both have blocked out situations and pain. So if I had only one book to read/own, it is White Oleander. It is my haven, my safe place, my bible. If you’re a survivor, and you’ve read this book, you’ll understand what I mean. If you don’t, I still recommend it to you.

 

Tag time!

Just because I tag you doesn’t mean you’re obligated to do this tag. I just thought you might have fun doing. Now if you do, link me back. I want to read your answers.

For anyone who I haven’t tagged, you can do it as well! I’m not stopping you. 😉

  1. Marta @ The Cursed Books
  2. Leslie @ Books Are the New Black
  3. Merline @ Merline Reads
  4. LaRonda @ Flying Paperbacks
  5. Elaine @ Howlin’ Books
  6. Ashley @ Thrifty Bibliophile
  7. Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
  8. Kayla @ Books and Blends
  9. Sara @ The Bibliophagist
  10. Cassie @ Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

🎉Birthday Book Tag and Epic Birthday Blog Tag🎉

Obviously, as you can tell, I have aged today. I’m just one year closer to thirty, and somehow, I don’t look it. Thank God for my shortness. This year, my birthday lands on the awkward Thursday where no one can really do anything, so I’ll just squeeze in more reading time. I can’t complain about that though.

I haven’t seen these tags before. But I happened to find the first one on Bound to Writing! And I saw the second on Melting Pots and Other Calamities. Now, go take a look at their other posts. They deserve some love too. 😉  I somehow ran into a problem since I couldn’t pick which one to post. So I apologize for this being long.

As you may tell, I took some liberties with the tags below. 😂


Birthday Book Tag

COUNT YOUR BIRTHDAY ALONG YOUR BOOKSHELF AND THEN SUBTRACT YOUR BIRTH MONTH

Doesn’t this cover look so pretty? I love it. I cannot wait to get into this Anatasia retelling!

 

IF YOU COULD SPEND YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Because I’m a salty, sarcastic, and slightly scary small person, I’ve decided to choose the Dregs from Six of Crows. I want Kaz to teach me how to cheat someone, Inej to teach me how to stab someone ( this reason sounded better in my head), Nina to show me the best waffle houses, and so on.
And I can’t believe I used all S’s for the adjectives to describe me. I don’t mean to do that. 😅

FIND A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE SEASON YOU WERE BORN IN

Yes, I’m using this book as a smut reference. If memory serves me correctly, Feyre accepts the mating bond with Rhys during Calanmai, which surprisingly is when they also met the year prior.

 

FIND A BOOK THAT IS THE COLOR OF YOUR BIRTHSTONE

I’m not a huge fan of green, so I can’t find a cover I like. But the one that reminds me of May is Wild Beauty. And it has a few splashes of that colour. Please, let me find time to read this beautiful book.

 

PICK A BOOK SET IN A TIME PERIOD, WORLD, OR COUNTRY YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BEEN BORN IN

Since I know how women were horribly treated in the past, and I love the luxury of baths, books, and airconditioning, I don’t think I’d want to go back there. So I hope (but doubt) the future will be better. But for this book, I’m just here for the technology and shiny colours. And so help me, if the sequel’s cover isn’t as beautiful as this one, I will ugly cry.

 


The Epic Birthday Blog Tag

The Rules

  1. Always Always Always pingback/link to icebreaker694‘s site (she wants to see your answers).
  2. Post this on your birthday!!! Or not, y’know, you do you.
  3. Answer the questions! (You might have to do some digging, hope that’s not a problem.)
  4. Tag as many bloggers as you can! (At least 1+ so the tag won’t die!)

 

When’s your birthday (month + day)?

May 10 (obviously)

What’s your Zodiac sign?

Mother bloody Taurus

What’s your birthstone?

Emerald, the most fragile gemstone there is. I see no shade in that comment 😒

Do you know someone with the same birthday?

Sid Vicious (okay this post is getting weird now)

What historical event occurred on your birthday?

Apparently, my birthday means nothing to you. But let’s continue.

Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South America’s first black president. Okay, now that’s more important. John Wayne Gacy died a year after my birth (and there goes my excitement).

What do you usually do to celebrate your birthday?

I eat too many cupcakes, read, and try to avoid everyone. Then I get bombarded by messages on Facebook because everyone needs that site to remember all their friends’ birthdays.

Were you born in the morning, afternoon or night?

Afternoon! And I know the exact time, which I won’t tell you. 😝

If you could have any present in the world, what present would it be?

Are you truly asking me this question?! Honestly, if I could have a hidden library with a hidden door leading to it, I’d be in heaven.

How did you get your name?

…A soap opera. Thanks, Mom. Do you know how many times people have tried, but failed, to pronounce my name? The most memorable is “Shabam.” I couldn’t stop laughing in my coding class. I don’t know how my teacher came up with that name.

Have you ever forgotten your birthday?

LOL. Yes, this week.

Book flash: Five books you’d want to be given on your special day!

Luckily, I was able to the snag the first two books, but I need to wait for the last three. 😒 Here are my picks:

  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

 

Tag time!

Since there’s little way for me know if your birthdays are coming up, I tag anyone and everyone! I had such a great time doing these tags, and I hope you do too. Just link me back. I’d love to read what your answers are!

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

 

Another month and another tag. I wasn’t tagged specifically, but Amy and Nikki @ Bursting with Books sparked my interest in this tag. And you know my love for these.

I need to find more because I’m running out of tag posts! 😭

 

How long have you been a blogger?

Two years this July. Holy God, I’m getting old.

At what point do you think you will stop?

Why would you ask me that?! Well, I’m not sure. Perhaps if my life gets too hectic, then I may stop.

What is the best thing?

Finally opening up to people, learning new things from the book community, reaching out and connecting with authors, and finding new friends, books, and opinions.

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

The never-ending stress I put on myself if I don’t get to posting or commenting. I think I’ll always struggle with that constant feeling.

I tell myself that I come first. My blogging group will understand if I need a break.

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

HA. Typically 90% of all my images are either book covers or graphics I made. Once I change my blog name (I keep mentioning this but never do anything about it), I want to get into Instagram, so I hope to start using my photos.

Who is your book crush?

The men of ACOTAR, except, and this is a big except, Tamlin the Tool™. But most recently, I’ve fallen hard for Elian in To Kill and Kingdom, and I may be prematurely (but desperately hoping) crushing on Riden from Daughter of the Pirate King (Thank you, Kathy, for telling me to read this series).

What author would you like to have on your blog?

My QUEEN, Leigh Bardugo. But recently, I’d love the debut author of Everless, Sara Holland, to be on my blog. And I think I’d die if Maas was on here as well.

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

LOL. I practically live in my pajamas, particularly the ones I got for Christmas. They have little polar bears and snowflakes on them, and to top off this look, I wear a robe with a polar bear head on the hoodie. Not a real one though. That’d be cruel, and I’d hate myself.

I thought I can only ramble in real life, but here I am, rambling online. 😶

How long does it take you to prepare?

Ahahahahaha. Reviews may take no more than an hour, but processing my thoughts and my emotions, which want to control what I write, may get in the way. And I may get distracted by the cats on Instagram or my little fur brat, so it really all depends.

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

I absolutely love it, but with differing opinions, you’ll always get in heated debates. One issue I have is the harder shippers. Another major issue is the fact that some readers (bloggers included) who see a character as strictly straight or gay. Excuse me, but bi exists, and we should respect it, especially homoromantic and hetroromantic.

Yes, since I thrive in chaos, I’ll discuss my opinion in one of my upcoming discussion posts, and I’ll probably get filleted for doing so.

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?

Whether you strike it big once you start out, or like me, you’re still building your followers, be honest with them. Make sure you have time to make posts. And don’t be like I used to by not commenting on other bloggers’ posts. Yes, I’m more shy than a church mouse sometimes, but the blogging community has given me a way to find my voice again. So contribute to this community, and it will give back to you.

Who do you tag?

YOU. Anyone who wants to do this can. You don’t have to do the post. But to keep to tradition, here are my picks:

  1. Nina @ The Cozy Pages
  2. Marline @ Merline Reads
  3. Lena @ The Printed Girl
  4. Amber @ Step into a Book World
  5. Kaila @ The Traveling Inkwell
  6. Kay @ Hammock of Books
  7. Poulami @ Daydreaming Books
  8. LaRonda @ Flying Paperbacks
  9. Ianthe @ Pagefuls
  10. Cassie @ Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

Anything but Books Tag

 

Kathy @ Books and Munches did this post back in February, and I’ve been looking for another tag to do. They’re so bloody addictive.

Btw, this admission means that you all can tag me in tag posts. I’ll do them all. (What have I done?!)

Questions!

Name a cartoon that you love.

Undergrads, Animaniacs, basically anything from the 90s

What is your favorite song right now?

Ahahahaha…Oh, boy. I must show my inner music nerd. This answer will get embarrassing. Okay, so I cannot get enough of trailer song for Avengers: Infinity Wars and Thor: Ragnarok. I get all giddy when I hear both.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

I could play around on InDesign for hours. In college, I learned how to use both InDesign and Photoshop. I prefer the former.

What is something that you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Even though I measure in at 5’2″ and ¾ (where I come from, that last part is important), I was a reasonably fast runner. I used to do track running until my teachers never bothered to train me, and I kept injuring myself.

Another thing I love to do is to write. I have the inklings of a book stirring in my mind and waiting to be let out.

What is your favorite, unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Learn random food combinations.

What is something unusual you know how to do?

Because of my proofreading course, I know how to use a pica ruler, which infuriated me at the beginning, but I learned to love it.

Name something that you’ve made in the last year.

What is your most recent personal project?

I’ve decided to volunteer for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. I understand how hard it is once you get that diagnosis. There is no support system for a hidden disease, and I want to change that stigma.

Tell us something that you think of often.

What the bloody hell am I doing with my life?

Why am I buying more books when I have more waiting on my shelf?

Will people judge me if I look at every single copy of a book in a store so I can find the best copy?

Tell us something that’s your favorite, but make it oddly specific.

I love to learn how to survive certain situations. In easy terms, I like to find how to be a better survivalist. Actually, that sentence doesn’t explain anything. Okay, let’s fix this. So one show I loved watching was a 1000 Ways to Die because it taught people what not to do. And I’ve recently watched an online video that teaches you how to survive animal attacks, like sharks, bears, etc.

I’m normal. I swear.

Tag Time!

  1. Darque @ Darque Dreamer Reads
  2. Karalee @ Tales of Belle
  3. Ashley @ Thrifty Bibliophile
  4. Holly @ Nut Free Nerd
  5. Rhea @ Book Chanted
  6. Kaila @ The Travelling Inkwell
  7. Jenn @ Bound to Writing
  8. Christina @ The Bookshelf Corner
  9. Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
  10. Jasmine @ How Useful It Is

You aren’t obligated to do this post. And you don’t need to be tagged in order to do it. So go have fun and let me know your answers!

Book Blogger Insider Tag

 

Hey, dearies!

I found this tag when I was browsing through my Reader, and I saw Kayla @ Books and Blends posted it. And I thought it’d be a great post for this dreaded upcoming Monday. I want to do more tags and get myself out there more.

She didn’t tag anyone specifically. Instead, she has let everyone do it. Thank you, Kayla!!! And don’t forget to check out her blog!

 

Rules:
1. Answer the questions below
2. Credit the creator Jamie @ ALittleSliceofJamie
3. Tag at least 5 people
4. Have fun!


1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?

I write them either in my poor beaten up chair, which doesn’t help my lap when my laptop likes to burn me or in the kitchen.

2. How long does it generally take you to write a book review? 

Depending on the book, author, or the emotions I feel while writing, I can take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, or even an hour (if I feel rather rantish).

3. When did you start your book blog? 

In July 2016, but I didn’t officially start my blog until July of the same year.

4. What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion? 

The unexpected pressure with keeping up with the blogging demands. I sometimes feel like a measly blogger compared to the other bloggers who read 5 books a week, post photos on Instagram, and somehow reach over 1,000 followers in just a few months.

5. What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion? 

I love connecting with the authors who I review. Leigh Bardugo made me sequel for an entire day when she and I discussed her Six of Crows series. Another thing I love about blogging is the unexpected love from the book blogging community. I honestly didn’t think any of you would like me or take the time to come back to my blog.

I LOVE YOU ALL! 😘

6. What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far? 

I loved writing about my old bookish series posts. I’d looked for anything book related and put them in a monthly series. I stopped doing it since I didn’t see a huge turnout for those posts.

7. What is your favorite type of blog post to write? 

Surprisingly, I love these types posts. I get to see what other people think and reach out to more bloggers.

8. When do you typically write? 

The night owl in me loves to piss myself off by pushing back blog posts until late in the evening or early morning (let’s just say around 1 am).

9. Do you review every book you read? 

About 99% of the books I read will be reviewed unless I just forget to do so.

10. How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby? 

Cuddled up? HA. My fur brat loves to walk all over my laptop when he wants his food when I’m busy writing my reviews. Anyways, I like to write down my posts in my journal, then transfer my thoughts into the post itself.

11. When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book? 

I typically want to write them within 24 to 48 hours of reading the book.

12. How often do you post? 

Lately, I suck at keeping consistency, which I hope to rectify this year. So I usually post 2 to 3 times a week, but I definitely need to post more.


Who I tag

  1. Kathy @ Books & Munches (hi, girl!!! 😉)
  2. Ashley @ Thrifty Bibliophile
  3. Poulami @ Day Dreaming Books
  4. Evgnossia @ Through the Chapters
  5. Lena @ The Printed Girl
  6. Jenn @ Bound to Writing
  7. Nina @ The Cozy Pages
  8. Laura @ LFBooks
  9. LARonda @ Flying Paperbacks
  10. Kris @ Boston Book Reader

I hate when I find a great tag I want to do, then discover that it’s a tag-only post. So even if I haven’t tagged you, you are free to do it! I’d love to see your answers and talk with you more.

Book Blogger Test Tag

 

I can’t remember when or if I’ve done a book tag. But I saw Jenn @ Bound to Writing do this one, and I knew I had to. Now she hasn’t nominated me personally though, but I thought, “Sure why not.” Thank you, Jenn! Now go check out her posts. You’ll love her blog.

Now let’s get to the book tag!

 

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog

Answer the ten questions asked on this post

Nominate at least five people to do it also

 

The Questions

Top 3 Book Pet Hates

  1. When authors destroy your OTP for no good reason (like cheating) or heavily hint at a potential relationship, only to burn it down. ACOTAR series is a prime example. But that fandom is too vicious, so I’ll leave it alone in this post.
  2. When authors don’t represent bi characters correctly. I have had enough of a character being only lesbian or only gay (but I’m happy to see more lgbtq+ characters though). Have people forgotten there are bi ones as well? And please don’t think that these characters are into threesomes either. Maybe bi people are. But assuming that all do doesn’t help your storyline and alienates your readers.
  3. When an established series has a cover change. Now, this thought is a little controversial. I love the Ember in the Ashes series, but there has been a lot of debate over this issue. I’m glad that the cover will represent brown characters, but the publisher could have easily represented them when the book came out. I have to agree with my blogger friend who believes it’s a marketing ploy.

 

Perfect Reading Spot

I’m Sheldon, so I have a “that’s my spot” chair. It’s perfect, and it’s in the right place. And no one else sits in it, except occasionally my floof.

 

3 Book Confessions

  1. I haven’t finished reading Harry Potter series. Don’t judge, please. But my Grade 6 teacher turned me off of it when he made fun of me not reading it in front of the class. He was an ass, so I can’t blame the series for his faults.
  2. I used to hate mass market paperbacks and trade paperbacks, but becoming a book blogger has encouraged me to look into buying paperbacks for older series. And a part of me would like to see the option of paperbacks for new releases like you see in the UK, but I doubt we’ll see that change.
  3. I never thought I’d read paranormal romance, but I’ve grown to love it. Give me smut any day. 😂

 

Last Time You Cried Reading a Book

When haven’t I cried?! I cried hard when I read ACOWAR, Lord of Shadows, and a few others.

 

Number of Books on Your Bedside Table

If I have any books on my table, my floof of a cat may just collide into them when he gets up. Thankfully, my stray-turned-pet doesn’t knock anything down because he’s the most respectful cat I’ve ever seen, but he overestimates his jumps and would most likely knock them down.

 

Favorite Reading Snack

HA! I typically forget to eat when I’m reading, so I rarely have a snack. And I fear to get my book dirty.

 

3 Books You’d Recommend to Anyone

 

A Picture of Your Favorite Bookshelf

I’m in the process of getting a new shelf (probably need two or three more), so my shelves are in shambles right now.

 

How Much Books Mean to You (in 3 words)

My safe haven

 

Biggest Reading Secret

I get twitchy when my books are damaged, so I won’t ever lend out one, even to my closest friends (I love you, but I’ve seen your books). And I get even twitchier when a brand new book shows up damaged. Yeah, I’m talking to you, Canada Post.

 

My Nominations

I’d love to connect with more bloggers, so I thought I’d nominate you all. You don’t have to do this tag, but I thought you might like to. And if I haven’t tagged you, go for it! I don’t want to exclude someone if I haven’t tagged them.

  1. Lena @ The Printed Girl
  2. Danielle @ Books with Bain
  3. Marty @ The Cursed Books
  4. Lisa @ A Book Calls
  5. Amber @ Step into a book Worlds
  6. Dora @ Berries and Books
  7. Kyra and Nikki @ Book Allure
  8. Danielle @ Life of a Literary Nerd
  9. Darque @ Darque Dreamer Reads
  10. Annike and Zoë @ Twin Tales