3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 3)

Happy, Friday!

Remind me how this week has gone by so fast. I’m losing hours. Anyways, today is my final day in this quote challenge. Mariam from Book Mania deserves another big thanks for tagging me.

Jude may be one of my favourite characters because, instead of letting her past burden her, she uses it as a weapon. And I truly need to live by that.

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

The Quote

“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.

—Jude Duarte, The Cruel Prince


Tag Time

Don’t feel like you need to do this tag. If you want, link me up. If you don’t, I’m fine with that as well. I hope you all have as much fun as I have had!

Kristin | Shalini | Kaleena

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (Day 1)

Morning, everyone!

Since I wasn’t liking my original post, I thought I’d publish this tag instead. Today is day 1 of the 3 day quote challenge. Mariam from Book Mania tagged me a while ago. Thank you! 💜

I wanted to find just the right quote to start off this challenge. And I can’t go wrong with a Throne of Glass one, now can I? This quote has stuck with me long after I found it. So let’s get to the post, shall we?

 

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

The Quote

“We all bear scars. Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

—Celaena Sardothien, Throne of Glass


Tag Time!

Like all tags, if you’ve already done this one, don’t feel obligated to do it again. If I haven’t tagged you, and you want to, then go ahead! If you do, link back to me! I’d love to find new quotes and books.

Teagan and Jess | Justine | Lily

Bookish A-Z Survey Tag

Hey, everyone!

Here’s to another weekend. I can’t believe we’re halfway through September already. Can you believe it? Kalina from Kalina Reads tagged me, and I couldn’t pass up this great tag. Go check out her blog. I love it! This post may be long, so prepare yourself.

 

Author you’ve read the most books from

Kelley Armstrong, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, and V. E. Schwab

 

Best sequel ever

What more can you ask for? Enemy-to-lovers romance, redemption, healing, and one hell of a cast of characters.

 

Currently reading

How can I pass up reading Catwoman?! She’s my all-time favourite villain/anti-hero. Thankfully, it got me out of my slight reading slump.

 

Drink of choice while reading

Since Fall is coming, I have to list these two delights: hot chocolate or hot cider!

 

Ereader or physical book

I don’t mind the convenience of an e-reader. However, I love the feel of a book in my hands. And throwing (lightly, you know I can’t hurt my babies) a book won’t cost me $200+ to replace. 🙃

 

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school

…..I didn’t date in high school. My mind doesn’t know how to compute with this question. 😐

 

Glad you gave this book a chance

Honestly, I wrote off the sequel because the first book didn’t capture me as much as I wanted it to. However, I can’t get over the sequel. I love it and can’t wait for the third installment.

 

Hidden gem book

This beauty was a pick on my Top Ten Tuesday post. But it deserves all the recognition it can get. I can’t get over how this book is meant for book lovers. I love WWII stories, but Guernsey sets the bar high for other books.

 

Important moment in your reading life

Starting my book blog! I truly didn’t think I’d last more than a year. And somehow, I’m still here, two years in. 😉

 

Just finished

I’m an instant Kristoff fan! This book is so much more than I thought it might be.

 

Kinds of books I won’t read

Erotica and chick lit. I don’t mind paranormal romance or romance novels. But I’d rather keep the Christian Greys away from my shelves, thank you.

 

Longest book you’ve read

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon clocks in at 870 pages. You can’t imagine how many wrist cramps I got.

 

Major book hangover because of

I found getting into another book was infinitely harder after I finished this book.

 

Number of bookcases you own

Right now, I own two, but I need two large ones soon. I had to move books again so I could have some space for my new additions.

 

One book you have read multiple times

Kelley’s debut novel got me to where I am now. And it made me love urban fantasy and just fantasy in general. I’ll never stop promoting her work!

 

Preferred place to read

I love my Sheldon chair. It creaks and is slightly falling apart, but I love it regardless. Sometimes, Bud likes to steal it from me.

 

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you have read

“No. I can survive well enough on my own—if given the proper reading material.”

This quote is my life’s motto.

 

Reading regret

Not finishing the Harry Potter series and not reading TOG earlier!

 

Series you started and need to finish

This series will kill me, but I don’t care. Just bury me under a weeping willow, and I’ll be fine with this end.

 

Three of your all-time favourite books

WHY MUST YOU ASK THIS QUESTION?! I’ll pick my three favourite reads with main characters who are morally grey.

 

Unapologetic fangirl for

Territorial fae men (Maas can use the word males; I use men), enemy-to-lover relationships, and bad boys who are cinnamon buns.

 

Very excited for this release more than all the others

CAN’T IT COME SOONER?! I’m dying over here.

 

Worst Bookish habit

Skipping ahead in a book and ruining it entirely. Please tell me I’m not the only reader who does this heinous act.

 

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

 

Your latest book purchase

I really need to catch up on this series. I have so many books to read now.

 

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up way too late)

I lost so much sleep with this series. Almost every chapter has a cliffhanger, and I don’t have to willpower to put down the book.

 

Tag time!

You know the deal: if you don’t want to do this tag, don’t feel obligated to do so. But if you want to, link back to me! I’d love to see your answers. More importantly, have fun with it!

Leslie | BeckySahi | AshleyAlexandra | Kaleena | Teagan and Jess | Mara | Kay | Norrie | Lily

The Relationshipper Book Tag

Hello, book fam!

How do I start off another glorious reading weekend? I do a tag post. Finally. I’ve been dying to do one!

Anyways, my darlings Teagan and Jess from Fiction No Chaser tagged me! And you know how I love talking about my favourite ships. Thank you, T and J! 💜

Rules:

  1. Answer the eleven questions provided by the blogger who tagged you
  2. Come up with eleven new questions of your own!
  3. Tag 5 new bloggers!
  4. Mention the blogger who tagged you and have fun!!

Jess and Teagan’s Questions

What fictional character from a book would you date and why?

My smol cinnamon bun Az. HE DESERVES ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD. I’m still angry at how Maas misused him. 😠

What would your first date with this character look like? What would you do?

Flying trip!

What fictional characters would form your book significant other harem?

Cardan from Cruel Prince,

Darkling from Grishaverse (what is wrong with me),

Dante from Legendary,

Kaz from Six of Crows,

and William from Clockwork Princess

What’s your least favorite trope when it comes to book relationships?

Cheating. It kills the entire book for me.

What’s your favorite ship?

Rowelin right now. I love Feysand. However, I feel how Rowelin grows as a couple makes them one of my favourite.

What’s a ship you *hate*?

Keenan and Laia from A Torch against the Night. She deserved so much more than what she got from that disgusting man.

What’s a ship you’d like to third wheel with and why?

Lysandion (Lysandra and Aedion)! If this ship doesn’t sail, I’ll do a book burning. Okay, that’s slightly harsh. But I’ll cry hard.

If you could delete one ship from a book, who would it be and why?

Maven and Mare. I don’t know why the YA community thinks this ship was okay. So let me get this message to the people in the back: THIS SHIP WASN’T GOOD. IT WASN’T SANE. Got me? Okay.

What two characters from different fandoms would you like to see together?

I need to see Aelin and Kaz together. The insanity between the two of them may just make the book combust.

What ship that ended are you still mourning?

Nina and Mathias. Can I please have more years to mourn?! WHY DID YOU DO THAT, LEIGH?!?!

…And I’m still salty.

Jacob or Edward?

Neither. 🤷 I honestly don’t know how I liked either of them.


My Questions

Let’s start a long tag post at 10 pm. Sure. That’s a great idea, Sib. Onto the questions:

  1. Which ship do you hope lives forever?
  2. What trope can you not get enough of?
  3. If you could destroy a ship, which one is it?
  4. Which book boy/girlfriend would you steal from his/her significant other?
  5. What is your favourite ship?
  6. What is a ship that makes you want to dig your eyes out?
  7. Which bad guy/girl would you love to date?
  8. Which ship will go down with?
  9. Which ship can you not live without? Why?
  10. What is your newest book crush or your new favourite relationship?
  11. What book relationship burned you the hardest?

Tag time!

But why only five people though?! Okay, you know the deal: if you don’t want to do this tag, you’re good. If you do though, link me! I’d love to see your answers! If I haven’t tagged you (because I had the five-person limit) but want to do it, go ahead!

Kalina | Danielle | Justine | Lily | Kaleena

The #NotAll Book Tags

Happy Friday!

Who’s ready for the weekend? I know I need it by now. I truly do. I found this tag on My World of Books, and it looked like fun. So check out Sahi’s blog!

You know me and tags. Once I see something great, I need to do it, even if there are reviews to do. 😅

#NotAll Cover Changes: A cover change you liked

I’ve been wanting to read the Grishaverse series since it came out, and I’ve been dying to do so when I finished Six of Crows. But what sealed the deal is the new covers. I like the original ones. However, the change makes me swoon.

#NotAll Adaptations: An Adaptation you love more than the book

I’ve read some passages from the book, and I knew it wasn’t to my taste. But the movie is my go-to movies though.

#NotAll Tropes: A trope you’ll never get tired of seeing

ENEMIES TO LOVERS. I’ll be eighty years old and still want this trope to slay me.

#NotAll Insta-Love: You insta-loved this insta-couple

The instalove is more so on Cress’ side, but I love Thorne and Cress together. They are one of my ultimate OTPs! I get all mushy when I think of them. 😍

#NotAll Love Triangles: An example of a love triangle done well

I typically stay with YA titles, but I feel YA is just littered with love triangles that usually don’t work. The exception may be ACOMAF and An Ember in the Ashes. But for an adult book to play this trope, the Cainsville series uses it rather cleverly.

However, I know how the last book ends, and I’m not sure I want to read it any time soon.

#NotAll Parents: Bookish parents who, you know, parent

So either parents are dead, dying, mentally unstable, abusive, or they are all of the above. So finding a book that matches this question took awhile. 😂 But this series has such a great family structure, which I love reading. But I don’t usually see it though.

#NotAll Villains: A villain you love

I haven’t read A Conjuring of Light yet, and I’ve seen only a few scenes with Osaron, but it is one villain I know I’ll love. I can’t wait to see what it does.

#NotAll Chosen Ones: A chosen one you can get behind

I’m just starting to read Heir of Fire, but I love Rowelin. This series may break me. But I don’t care. I adore Aelin. She deserves the same respect Kaz gets.

#NotAll Hyped Books: A book that lived up to the acclaim

My black little heart was so worried this book would not live up to any hype. But it did! And I absolutely love this evil, twisted retelling. Give me siren princesses who rip out hearts and siren-killing, cunning princes.

#NotAll *Insert Favourite Genre*: A book you’re not keen on from your favourite genre

I have a love-hate relationship with TMI. I’m not sure why I still read it (thankfully, not lately), but the last book was too messy and convoluting. Frankly, I’m not into the whole incest trope Cassie liked playing with. It still makes me shudder.

#NotAll *Insert Least Favourite Genre*: A book you liked from a genre you don’t often read

I rarely read contemporary thrillers. You all know how I stick to fantasy. But I’m still trying to healing from this gut-wrenching book.

Tag time!

No pressure. If you don’t want to do it or have already done it, that’s fine. But like always, if you do, link me up! I’d love to see your responses.

Even if I haven’t tagged you, and you’d love to do it, go ahead!

DanielleKristin   | KalinaHamadJenniferTraci and EmmaDaniela | Jess | Becky |

Three Bookish Things Book Tag

 

Hey, everyone!

This week has been so hectic, and it’s halfway through. 😐 So to brighten my week, I thought I’d do a new tag. I found it on Thrice Read. And if you have any chance to head to there, do it! You won’t be disappointed.

 

Three Read Once and Loved Authors

Kelley Armstrong – I’ll always read what she publishes. She brings a unique and honest perspective and shows how mental illness and trauma brings complexity to stories.

V. E. Schwab – I’ve read most of her work, but she’ll be one of my favourite authors.

Leigh Bardugo – I know I’ve mentioned her before, but her writing is just a gem to read. I absolutely adore her books, her characters, and her as a person.

 

Three Titles I’ve Watched But Haven’t Read

(I’ve read and watched most of the last book/movie, but I haven’t finished it yet)

 

Three Characters You Love

Kaz Brekker – He is utterly and beautifully broken, and yet that what makes him a flawed yet perfect character. He taught me so much, and he showed me things I didn’t want to tackle in my past.

Elias Veturius – His character arch in A Reaper at the Gates nearly broke me, and I’m counting down the days for the final book.

Jude Duarte – She is such a devious, cunning, and surprising character. I wasn’t sure if I’d like her when I first read The Cruel Prince. But she has become one of my favourite female characters.

 

Three Series Binged

 

Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  1. Fandoms are killing my love reading. I used to love them. But now, I can’t stand to connect with them. I wish fandoms wouldn’t cause internal battles. I’ll stay away from the Maas and Shadowhunter fandoms because the authors’ fans are too hostile and refuse to see the issues in the books.
  2. I wish more readers won’t so extreme with sexuality. One reason why I don’t want to connect with the ACOTAR fandom is because a character can either be straight or gay, not bi. I’ve had people downright all be a homophobe when I mentioned that Mor from ACOTAR is bi but homoromantic.
  3. I want authors to make real female villains who weren’t created “evil” because a man wronged them. I want a woman to be bad because she chooses to be.

 

Three Current Favourite Book Covers

 

Three Goals for the Year

I hope for the following:

  1. Find the right balance in life and blogging. Sometimes I feel like I’m trying to catch up with one or the other.
  2. Start to tackle my TBR list instead of just read new releases. I have so many books I haven’t read yet, and I wish I read more quickly to get to them.
  3. Expand my blog. I hope to take more risks, meet more people, and try books I usually won’t read.

 

Tag Time!

Again, you don’t need to feel obligated to do this tag, but I think you might love it. If you don’t want to, that’s fine. But if you do, link me back! More importantly, have fun with it!

Sara | BibiLaRonda | Dora | Lillian | Kaleena | Kay | Leslie | Jane | Christine

Twenty Questions Tag

Hey, everyone!

In the last week, I’ve been putting off doing more posts, but I can’t help myself when it comes to tags. They’re a perfect filler, right? And since doing this one, I don’t feel so bad. 😂 So I found this tag on Elaine Howlin, and I knew I had to do it.

 

1. How many books is too many in a series?

I snorted at this question. One series I’ve read has thirteen primary books and many novellas and short stories. So let’s just say four or five is a good number.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

If they’re handled correctly, I love them. But I feel too many authors depend on them so readers will read the next book. I prefer chapter cliffhangers over book ones.

3. Hardback or Paperback?

Both, but I’m starting to like paperbacks now. And I used to hate them.

4. Favorite book?

I hate this question. I have too many. But the one that stands out from the rest is White Oleander by Janet Fitch.

5. Least Favorite book?

I think we all know why I don’t like it. So I don’t need to repeat myself (phew).

6. Love Triangles, yes or no?

No, no, definitely not. No chance will I ever love this trope. It needs to die horribly.

7. The most recent book you couldn’t finish?

I simply couldn’t get past a few chapters. The author has a great background, but I didn’t love his writing.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

FINALLY, right?! I’ve been waiting for such a long time to get to the sequel, and I am loving every single chapter. I can’t wait to finish it.

9. The last book you recommended to someone?

I’ll always recommend this series. I just wish there were more books in it.

10. The oldest book you’ve read?

You can fight me, but this book is perfection.

11. Newest book you’ve read?

IT BROKE ME. I’m not okay. Not. Okay. My babies don’t deserve this pain. And I’m raging because I don’t have the final book.

12. Favorite Author?

Kelley Armstrong, Leigh Bardugo, V. E. Schwab, Sarah J. Maas, Marissa Meyer, Ariana Franklin.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

I need to buy books since my local library doesn’t usually offer them until a year after the pub. date. If I relied on it, I wouldn’t be a blogger, now would I? 😕

14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to love?

I don’t particularly hate it. But I strongly dislike it if that makes sense at all.

15. Bookmarks or dog ears?

You heathen. Of course, I’d use bookmarks. I even bought a bookmark keeper to store all of them. 😂

16. A book you can always re-read?

The tension, the Feysand vibes, the plot twists, and the strength will always call me back to ACOMAF.

17. Can you read while listening to music?

Yes. I can also read while watching a movie or TV show. So basically, I multi-task, and I don’t know how I get anything done.

18. One POV or multiple POVs? (POV = point of view)

Either or. I love seeing what other characters are thinking, what they’re feeling, and how they see the same situation in a different light.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Most of the time, I read over several days. But some books have made me binge read within a day.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?

I first fell in love with the cover, but the story offers so much more than that. I can’t wait to read Evermore!

 

Tag time!

Okay, don’t feel obligated to do this tag. If you’ve already done it, or don’t want to, that’s fine. Now, if I haven’t tagged you, go for it! I loved this tag, and I hope to see what you all think! Have fun!!

ChristineRebeccaAshleyLeslieMogsyJasmine | BibiLillian | Becky | Sofia

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.

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