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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The Liebster Award (3)

Morning, my book fam!

How do you start off a new week? Do an award post! I truly do not deserve all this love, but I thank every single one of you. For the past month, I’ve been missing in action. A lot of stress with the government, a stolen credit card, and other personal matters kept me away from my blog, so I’m trying to catch up with all of your posts and comments!

Ally from Ally Writes Things nominated me for my third Liebster Award, and I am so thrilled for that. Thank you, Ally! So head over to her blog, then come back here. 😉

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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!

Blogger Recognition Award

Morning, bloggers!

You all never cease to amaze me. Every time I get a nomination, I wonder what I’ve done to deserve it. Kaleena from Reader Voracious nominated me. Kaleena, you’ve made a tough month much more happier. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Right now, she deserves just the same recognition. So head over to her blog!

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers that you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Bookish Merch I’d Like to Own

Morning, everyone!

I’ve already done this type of post before. But you know me and my love for bookish merch. I can’t get enough of it.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. Today’s theme is bookish merchandise! Over the last several months, I’ve collected an impressive lot of these goodies. But I’m dying to add the pieces below. (If you’re interested in buying them, you can click onto the link in the photo. All photos have been taken from the artists’ websites or Redbubble pages. I don’t own them.)

Finally, I can show off my new winter-themed graphics. I’ve been eager to see what you all think about them.

I hope you enjoy!

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Beyond the Blurb | The Struggles of Blogging with a Mental Illness

I always stay honest with you, my readers and fellow bloggers. With my discussion posts, Beyond the Blurb, I like to bring up the tough and also hushed up topics, try to find solutions, and connect with you. You all know I have several mental illnesses. Yes, unfortunately, I have more than one. And I never thought they would affect my blogging. But they do on a constant basis.

This topic is rather personal. Mental illness will follow you even if you think it’s disappeared. And I’ve allowed it to control my life. I’m finding help and getting treatment. But sometimes, I struggle with mine, and I don’t always reach out to bloggers who comment on my blog or like my posts. I apologize for not connecting. I’m not ignoring you; I’m simply fighting my own mind.

I often find solace in helping others who struggle with the same problems. So here are tips to find a balance between blogging and mental illness:

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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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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 Versatile Blogger Award

Hey, everyone!

How’s your long weekend looking? I finally feel like myself after Fan Expo. I never knew I could walk that much, but my feet say otherwise. 😲

I’ve never done this award before. Leslie from Books Are the New Black nominated me. You need to check out her blog. You’re in for a treat.

Thank you, Leslie! 💜😘

The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Leave a link to their blog
  • Tell us 7 things about yourself
  • Nominate 15 bloggers/bloggers you’ve discovered recently or follow regularly

Seven Things about Me

  1. I’ve almost died three times. I practically lived in my local ER/hospital because I was always sick.
  2. Since I had a speech impediment when I was young, I hated public speaking. I couldn’t do that part of an assignment, and I certainly can’t do it now.
  3. I’m a marketing and publicity intern at a small Canadian press. Getting this internship took me years. I actually mean that. I couldn’t believe that I got it, and I’m so lucky that I have.
  4. I may have half-siblings, but I don’t see them as family. Over the years, I found mine through friends, and they’re more of a family than my own blood.
  5. I don’t like peacocks. I had one stalk and chase me. And ever since then, I can’t look at one without having a “flight” moment. They may be pretty, but they are dangerous.
  6. I hate when books show up damaged. My collection is basically pristine. And when I see a book damaged, I cry a little inside.
  7. I swore off getting another cat when my first pet, Tobi, died. It took me years to get over that loss. However, I found this little guy walking in my neighbour’s driveway, whistled at him, then fed him when he followed me home. And he just walked right into my family’s life. Literally, he just walked through our front door and occasionally knocked on it when the rain came. Bud, my stray-turned-pet, has captured my heart. He’s a fighter like me, and I adore this little man. ISN’T HE CUTE?! 😍


My nominations!

Kaleena | Erin | Alexandra | Kristin | Lilly | Bibi | Jess | Vanessa | Lily | Christine | Justine

If you don’t feel like doing this post or have been nominated before, don’t feel obligated. But if you want to do it, link back to me! I’d love to see your responses.

Thank you again, Leslie.