Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

Morning, book nerds!

Can I mention we have only 2 weeks until Christmas? I’ve been counting down the days, and I can’t fathom how quickly the holidays are speeding up so quickly.

I wanted to save this post for my 12 Days of Blogmas. But since Teagan and Jess from Fiction No Chaser tagged me, I couldn’t resist. I’ve been waiting for a Christmas-themed tag! And it’s such a great one. Thank you, dearies!

RULES

  • Tag & link the person who tagged you
  • Tag and link me/this post (if you would be so kind, I love reading your answers!)
  • Tick/cross off the ones you’ve done
  • Tag another 10 people!

The List | Check It Twice

Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Thankfully, I’m pretty good with finishing ARCs on time.

Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley  

LOL, I have a NetGalley account, but I haven’t used it yet.

Rated a book on Goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)  

Honestly, I have so many reviews saying “RTC” that I’m surprised someone hasn’t bothered me yet.

Folded down the page of a book  

I used to be bad with this habit. But now, I just use bookmarks.

Accidentally spilled on a book  

I spilled some water on my hardcover copy of A Darker Shade of Magic, and I still feel horrible.

DNF a book this year  

I don’t see DNFing as a bad thing though. I’ve given a lot of time to books that didn’t keep me interested. I need to DNF more titles.

Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it  

My most recent book purchase is the collector’s edition of Throne of Glass. So you know my answer.

Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)    

I pull this off almost every week. I am such a procrastinator that I’m surprised I’m not behind on everything in my life.

Skim read a book  

Obviously, I can’t skim an entire book, but if there are sections that are boring, or I want to find out what happens to a particular character, then I definitely skim.

Completely missed your Goodreads goal

Well, if you give me a few more weeks, then perhaps, I’ll fail this year’s goal. I’m about 2 books behind. 😭

Borrowed a book and not returned it to the library

Since my local library doesn’t always update its book collection, I rarely use it.

Broke a book buying ban  

I am not a measly peasant (more likely, I am), so book bans do not concern me. So the answer’s yes. 😅

Started a review, left it for ages, then forgot what the book was about    

I believe I have about 3 or 5 reviews in my Draft’s folder that can wholeheartedly agree with my statement. I am horrible when writing reviews.

Wrote in a book you were reading

Neva. Never. Never. Textbooks, sure. Well, okay, there was one mandatory school book I wrote in and informed the next readers they’ll be utterly bored as I was. But other than that time, I usually don’t.

Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

One of the only reasons why I use Goodreads is to update my lists.

Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend  

Okay, I can explain. Truly, I can. I borrowed several books from a former friend who has refused to talk to me, so how can I return the books?

Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book  

ALL THE TIME. No one else touches my babies. No one.

Broke the spine of someone else’s book

WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT?! I can’t break my own.

Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged  

Why must this tragedy happen? You’d think that it’d be safe. But no. Life is cruel, and it aims to hurt my babies and their jackets.

Sat on a book accidentally  

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I am such a stickler for keeping my books in excellent condition.

My Final Score: Nice: 6, Naughty: 14

Am I surprised? Not a single bit.


Tag Time

You know the drill. If you don’t feel up to doing this tag, don’t feel like you must do it since I’ve tagged you. If I haven’t tagged you, and you want to do it, go ahead! Either way, if you do, link back to my post! I’d love to see your results.

Kristin ❄️ Danielle ❄️ Lana ❄️ Sara ❄️ Shalini ❄️ Darinda ❄️ Jennifer ❄️ Sahi ❄️ Brittany ❄️ Cindy

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End of the Year Book Tag | 2018

Hey everyone,

Everything seems to start winding down or speeding up, and I’m feeling both at the moment. I can’t imagine we’re so close to Christmas and the new year, and I still have so much more to accomplish for 2018. But I’m counting down the days for my holiday break, which is definitely needed right now.

I found this fantastic book tag on My World of Books. You need to check out Sahi’s blog. I love it! I hope you all enjoy.

 

Are There Any Books You Started This Year That You Need to Finish?

Oh no, not this question. During my slump, I started so many books that I lost count. But these need to be at the top of my list though.

 

Do You Have an Autumnal Book to Transition into the End of the Year?

Typically, I don’t. I’m such a mood reader and don’t usually reread books anymore.

 

Is There a New Release That You’re Still Waiting For?

I’ve waited for these books for such a long time, but I’m scared to read them, especially QOAAD, which will just bring pain, misery, and tears.

 

What Are Three Books You Want to Read before the End of the Year?

I literally do not have the time to attempt these titles, but I don’t care. I need some binge-reading right now.

 

Is There a Book You Think Could Still Shock You and Become a Favourite of the Year?

You all know I’m a huge fan of historical fiction set in WWII. I’ve read nothing but stellar reviews for this book, and I cannot wait to dive into it.

 

Have You Already Started Making Reading Plans for 2019?

Of course! I hope to do more buddy reads, read more books (others than just the 50 for my Goodreads challenge), get into more romance novels, take more risks with my blog and not freak out when I do them, and take the plunge with Instagram, which intimidates me more than you’ll ever believe.


Tag Time!

You know the deal: if you feel pressured to squeeze this book tag into your already tight schedule, by all means, don’t be. You aren’t obligated to do it. If you want to, or if I haven’t tagged you in this, then go ahead. But link back to my post. I’d love to see what you’ve done!

Taylor ❄️ Kim ❄️ Sara ❄️ Kay ❄️ Rebecca ❄️ Rachel ❄️ Mogsy ❄️ Nina ❄️ Christine ❄️ Kelly ❄️ Leslie

Tropes Book Tag

Hey, book fam!

Who else is nervous for Black Friday? I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for it, but the crowds are bound to creep me out. I want to wish all of my US blogs friends a Happy Thanksgiving. Stuff your face, ask for seconds, sneak in some dessert, then curl up with a great book. You all deserve it!

Sara from the Bibliophagist tagged me. Thank you, love! 💜 I highly recommend that you visit her blog and send her some love!

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Fall Time, Cozy Time Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

Who’s excited for the weekend? I know I need some time away from the everyday grind! I found this tag on Thrice Read. And I thought it was the perfect time to do it, even if there’s snow on the ground.

 

1. Crunching leaves | Pick a book that has reds, yellows, and oranges on it

I’ll pick yellow. I own too many red and not enough orange covers. I absolutely loved reading the Last Namsara. So I need to find a way to squeeze this book higher up onto my TBR pile.

 

2. Cozy sweater | It’s finally cold enough to wear warm, cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm, cozy feelings?

I know, I know. Adulthood Is a Myth isn’t technically a book. It’s more like a collection of comics. But Sarah has basically taken every little nuisance or weird aspect of life (especially mine) and made it into a neat little book.

 

3. Fall storm | The wind is howling, and the rain is pouring. Pick your favorite book or genre to read on a stormy day

I have to go with YA fantasy. I’ll still be 50-years-old and want to read it.

4. Cool, crisp air | What cool character would you like to trade places with?

Since most of my favourite characters suffer, I’ll pick Amren from ACOTAR series. I love her as a character, and I wouldn’t be surprised we’re the same height.

 

5. Hot apple cider | What is an under-hyped book that you want to see be the next big thing?

I think anything by Kelley should be the next big thing. But this series particularly just has everything in it. The author has created such a great mystery and thriller series that everyone should read.

 

6. Coats, scarves, and mittens | The weather has turned cold, and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most amazing book cover you’ve seen this year?

Every single one of Leigh’s covers is beautiful. But the King of Scars cover may be at the top of my life. I can’t get over the level of detail on it!

7. Pumpkin spice | What’s your favourite fall time snack to eat while reading?

Usually, I don’t eat while I read. But I do enjoy cookies, especially the soft ones.

8. Warm, cozy bonfire | Spread the warmth! Who are you going to tag?

Like always, don’t feel pressured into doing the tag. If you want to do it, link back to my post so I can show yours so love. Have fun! And if I haven’t tagged you, feel free to do it!

Rhea | Taylor | Jill | Lola | Leslie | Hamad | Shalini | Jasmine | Mandy | Kay | Mogsy | You!

Fictional Family Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

To start off the new month, I need to catch up on some of my book tags, which the list keeps growing! I want to thank my two faves Teagan and Jess from Fiction No Chaser for tagging me!

 

The Rules:

  • Pick 8 books off your shelves (try to not pick just your favorites!)
  • Arrange them into a random order (randomizers are good for this).
  • In the order they are arranged, open them to a random page and write down the first name you see. Don’t mix up the names!
  • In the last book, find the name of an animal/pet and write it down.
  • Put the names in the right category.
  • Tag people (spread the love) copy and paste these rules in your post, or write them out yourself.

Our New Family

Parent One: Maven from King’s Cage

Can I get a redo, please? A part of me feels sorry for him, but his obsessions are on the creepy side.

 

Parent Two: Queen Levana from Winter

Yup, I’m screwed. I’d probably have a better chance of surviving if Maven were my father than have this crazy queen in my family tree.

 

Sibling One: Catherine from Heartless

I’m not sure if I should be okay with a kill-happy sister who loves to bake or if I should run. But hey, I’ll eat cake before I die.

 

Sibling Two: Mirabella from One Dark Throne

You know, I can’t stand this character, so I’m perfectly fine with her world’s rule of killing off the queens.

 

Cousin: Tella from Legendary

At first, I hated this character. But I’ve grown to love her. She has given up so much so she could protect her sister. I’d have a magical time at Caraval too!

 

Boyfriend/Girlfriend: Nikolai from Ruin and Rising

Yesss, I won the jackpot. Pirate and king?! I’m so behind on this series, but I loved him in Six of Crows!

 

Best friend: Magnus from Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

I can’t just imagine the hijinks the both of us can concoct. And I wouldn’t mind the glitter.

 

Pet: Abraxos from Empire of Storms

I kind of squeed when I found his name. No, that’s a lie. I did squee, hard. How can I see a negative with a wyvern that wants to smell flowers?


Tag Time

You know the deal. If you’ve already done this tag or don’t feel up to doing it, don’t worry. You aren’t obligated to do it. If you want to though, link back to my post so I can read yours! More importantly, have a great time with it!

Flavia | Jill | Taylor | Laura | Nina | Mandy | Shalini | Lola | Kathy | Rhea | Candace

Halloween Book Tag

Morning, everyone!

We just have a few more days until the special night. I found this tag at Thrice Read! I couldn’t pass it by.

Lately, I’ve been a ghost on here. I needed some time off because my health decided to kick me in the butt. And I don’t want to find any Kingdom of Ash spoilers. But I’m good though. 😉 So let’s get the the post!

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Disney Channel Halloween Movies Tag

Morning, book lovers!

This weekend, I needed a little “me time,” so my blog had to wait. And now, I am back with one of my favourite posts!

I adore Disney Halloween movies, so when I found this one on Bibliophagist, I knew I had no choice. Sara didn’t tag me, but she is one of my favourite bloggers to follow, so I definitely recommend heading to her blog to see what she’s up to next!


Rules

  1. Tag the creator (bookprincessreviews) of the DHM Tag.
  2. Thank the person who tagged who.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag five more people.

Halloweentown | Where is your favourite place to go for Halloween or a place you want to go?

I’d love to go back to Wonderland’s Halloween Haunt, when it was scary, and workers with chainsaws chased you around. But that place has gotten tame in the last few years.

One place I’d love to see is Disneyland at Halloween. I’ve seen some photos, and I think I’d die there. It’s so pretty.

 

Under Wraps | What’s something that used to be scary to you, and then you realized it wasn’t just the mummy in this movie?

I LOVED watching Are You Afraid of the Dark?, but I couldn’t watch it in the actual dark. Odd, right? But as I listen to the theme song, no wonder why I couldn’t. 😂

 

Tower of Terror | What is the scariest place you’ve ever been?

When I was a teen, I went to Phantom Farm, a local attraction. You go through a haunted barn and want nothing more than to claw your way out of it. Imagine yourself walking through an insane asylum combined with a butcher’s torture room. I screamed a little too much there.

 

Twitches | If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be?

It’s a toss-up between Fae and witch.

 

Don’t Look Under the Bed | Were you scared of monsters when you were a kid? When did it stop?

I wasn’t too thrilled with ghosts. The whole concept of a ghost haunting you or your house never sat well with me. So I’m not surprised poltergeist movies give me a fright sometimes. I still haven’t gotten over that creep factor.

 

Phantom of the Megaplex | Do you watch scary movies? If so, what is your favourite or the one you got most afraid of?

Yes, yes, yes. I’ll pick the one that scared me the most: The Conjuring. The overall movie freaked me out. And let me tell you that this feat is hard to achieve. I’ve seen many horror movies. But this one still scares me.

NOPE. I WILL NEVER TRUST ANOTHER DOLL IN MY LIFE.

 

The Scream Team | Who would be on your dream team if you went on a ghost/supernatural creature hunt?

Duh, Dean and Sam Winchester. Those two will fight for anyone. And they look good doing it. 😉

 

Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire | Have you ever witnessed something/someone that could only be explained by the paranormal? If yes, what/who?

So I don’t talk about this part of my family. But my great grandma died in my family home, the one I live in now. Actually, she died in the same room I’m currently in. One day, I walked down the stairs to the basement pantry and saw her ghost. I screamed and promptly ran up like you wouldn’t believe. I legitimately screamed, which I wasn’t sure I could do. It still gives me the chills thinking about it.


Tag Time!

Don’t feel pressured to do this post. If you have the time to squeeze it in, link back to my post! I’d love to see your answers.

And since I wasn’t tagged, if I haven’t tagged you, but you want to do this one, go for it. Don’t let me stop you. Have fun, ghosts and ghouls!

 Jess and Tegan | Kacey | Becky | Taylor | Erin | Ashley | Kaleena | Lana | Alyssa | Lexie

The Fall Book Tag

Morning, bloggers!

So, today is Thanksgiving for us Canadians. And I’m eagerly awaiting to stuff my face and not regret a single bite. I want my turkey and dressing.

I found this fun tag at Through Prose Tinted Pages. And I knew I couldn’t resist and Fall-themed one. Nope. I have no willpower left. I loved Vanessa’s answers. And I’d highly recommend checking out this blog. Vanessa won’t disappoint!

And check out the tag’s creator, Bionic Book Worm.

 

I don’t give this debut novel enough credit it deserves. Not many quiet main characters can carry along a fantasy book. However, Jules does so perfectly. The currency-is-time concept is what intrigued me. But the writing and the character arcs kept me enthralled. I cannot wait to read Evermore!

 

I’m not over this ending. I do not accept it. I want nothing more than to weep. Baby August and Kate deserved a better ending than this one. I still haven’t forgiven Victoria.

 

I love Stephanie. Her debut series never ceases to impress me with elaborate plot twists and character arcs. It’s never a dull read with this book! I’ll forever ship Dantella.

 

It’s October. You know I can’t resist mentioning this beauty! I’m so scared that I don’t know what to think at this point. I WANT MY BABIES TO LIVE. Or I die with them. 😭

 

Oh, this question is hard for me. I typically stay with fantasy, and you don’t get the warm and fuzzy’s in that genre. But Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has stuck with me for years. Yes, the topic is heartbreaking, but this book is one in a few that teaches us how to endure even the worst atrocities. And having most of the characters be book lovers helps as well.

 

I’m about forty pages in, and I know I’ll like this book. I’ve been wanting a great diverse read, and I’ve heard nothing but great reviews for this title. I also have an affinity for beautiful covers, Japanese storyline, and kitsune. 🦊

 

Tag Time!

Like always, I don’t want you to feel like you have to do this post. What’s the fun in that? So if you don’t want to do the tag, I’m fine with your decision. But if you do, I’d love to see your answers. So link back to this post, okay? Have fun!

Aimee | Elaine | Mogsy, Tara, and Wendy | Brittany | Kayla | Daniela | Taylor | Amber | Kathy | Lily | Mara

Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

 

My two favourite bloggers Jess and Teagan, from Fiction No Chaser, tagged me. And I nearly squealed when I read the title. I’m in love with Beauty and the Beast and can’t get enough of the retellings. So I can’t pass up this tag.

So let’s get onto it, shall we?

 

Tale as Old as Time | A Popular Theme, Trope, or Setting You Will Never Get Bored of Reading

Enemies-to-lovers trope. I’ll support this trope until my dying day. I wouldn’t be surprised if I mention it on my tombstone.

 

Belle | A Book You Bought for Its Beautiful Cover That’s Just as Beautiful on the Inside Too

I had no expectations coming into An Enchantment of Ravens. Many readers compared it to A Court of Thorns and Roses, and those comments worried me. But this debut novel is so much more than that.

 

Gaston | A Book Everyone Loves That You Don’t

As much as I wanted to love this sequel, I didn’t enjoy reading it. I felt so confused at the beginning and wasn’t sure what was happening. And when I found out, I just wanted to throw the book at the wall.

 

Lefou | A Loyal Sidekick You Can’t Help But Love More Than Their Counterpart

I WANT TO HUG CRICKET SO MUCH. It’s the most adorable sidekick. And its attitude and sass just make me love it more.

 

Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth | A Book That Helped You Through a Difficult Time or Taught You Something Valuable

I rarely talk about Ami’s work. And I feel I do a disservice to one of the most talented authors I’ve ever read. The Birth House is an eloquent, heartbreaking, and poignant debut novel. Even though the main character, Nora, is quiet, she speaks for the women who can’t stand up for themselves.

 

Something There | A Book or Series You Weren’t Into at First But Picked Up Towards the End

Even though I enjoyed reading it, I wasn’t sure if I’d love the book. It is the first Marissa book I read, so I wasn’t a Lunar fan yet. And I was close to not finishing it. But now, I can’t wait for the sequel!

 

Be Our Guest | A Fictional Character You’d Love to Have Over for Dinner

Will Herondale!!! He breaks my heart every time I think of him. But more importantly, I want to discuss books and bash the ones he hates. And I have an overwhelming urge to hide rubber ducks all over the house.

 

Tag Time!

Jill | NinaKristin | Aimee | Norrie | Amber | Jennifer | Kalina | Hamad | Lily | Mara