The Identity Crisis Book Tag

 

Okay, I know I need to do more review posts, but I need something fun and light hearted at the moment, so I’ve decided to do this post! I want to thank Queen Loretta for tagging me in her first tag she created herself. You don’t know how much I needed it!

Please, please, please, visit Loretta’s blog. I adore everything she does. Now, let’s get to the tag.

 

Rules

  1. Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers somehow. I decided to just copy the text from each quiz and paste it into my post, but screenshots work too! Whatever floats your goat (Yes goat. I SAID WHAT I SAID).
  2. NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz my friends. I’m watching you. ∗Suspicious squinty eyes∗
  3. Use this post to give credit to the creator Loretta @ The Laughing Listener or tag me on twitter @LaughnListener so I can see everyone’s answers!!
  4. Tag some friends to spread the fun!

Red Queen

Who am I?: Evangeline Samos

She may not have a crown on her head (yet?), but Evangeline is already our Queen! She’s fierce. Unstoppable. Cunning. Sassy. She has mastered the unique talent of complimenting and insulting someone all in the same sentence. We could go on and on, but basically we bow down to your greatness!

…Okay, how accurate are these quizzes? I have questions. But even though I hated her at the beginning, I love Evie! At least I wasn’t Mare.

 

Shadowhunters

Who am I?: Jem Carstairs & Alec Lightwood

You’re selfless yet guarded, protective and romantic. You value those around you more than yourself, and sometimes you need to be reminded to take a moment for yourself! You’re the friend that everyone loves to have around, even if you doubt it sometimes.

My little Jemmie?! Really? I was expecting Herondale sarcasm to show in my results, but I’m good with Jem and Alec. These two precious beans are a perfect duo.

 

Throne of Glass

Who am I?: Rowan and Asterin

You may come off as stand-offish at first, but once a new friend earns your loyalty, they have it for life. Not without good reason. You’ve been through your fair share of struggles and are careful to protect yourself from more.

YASSSSS.

 

The Hunger Games

Who am I?: Katniss Everdeen

You’re smart, talented, and fiercely independent. You may not mean to but everyone looks up to you. Not only have you got a fiery spirit but you have a big heart — your friends and family mean the world to you. Keep on being you.

I could have gotten worse, like Gal, President Snow, or Coin. I still relate to Katniss.

 

Harry Potter

Who am I?: Albus Dumbledore

You’re wise, quirky and very trusting. You’re loved and respected by everyone but sometimes you put too much pressure on yourself to make everything right.

Most are accurate, but I want nothing more than to smack Albus with the largest tome in his library.

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Who am I?: Feyre Archeron

A badass huntress in a small, grumpy package, you’re navigating your swift change from weak mortal to powerful High Fae. You’re slow to trust and even slower to forgive, but could your soulmate be waiting in the shadows if you’d risk letting your guard down?

Does this mean I get cozy time with Rhysie?! Please, tell me it means I do.

 

The Raven Cycle

Who am I?: Noah Czerny

You are very observant, and mostly keep to yourself. A little too naive and gullible of others, your willingness to trust leads to you getting hurt quite often. You are extremely kind and loyal to those you love.

Should I be worried about this result? I haven’t read the series yet. So I have no clue if my pick is good or bad.

 

Twilight

Who am I?: Jasper Hale

Hey, Jasper. Howdy there! You’re quite reserved, but we know there’s a whole lot of personality underneath that icy undead skin of yours. People look to you for leadership in times of conflict — no one’s better at strategizing than you. Just remember: It’s OK to smile every once in a while.

HELL YES. I don’t get Bella. I don’t get Bella. I DON’T GET BELLA. Jasper is one character who I admire and actually like. And by this point, I practically loathe most of them in this so-called series.

 

Folk of the Air

Who am I?: Jude

You are strong and once you make a decision, you won’t back down. Your resilience is both admirable and terrifying at the same time.

Hands down, Jude is my favourite result! How can I get any better?! She’s all stabby, and I freaking love it!

 

The Lunar Chronicles

Who am I?: Scarlet

Scarlet lives on a farm in France with her grandmother. She has curly red hair and lots of freckles and is mostly seen wearing jeans and a red sweatshirt. She is frank and abrupt, with a tendency to act first and think later. She is cautious of newcomers and takes a while to warm up to them and trust them.

I love all my Lunar ladies, but Scarlet is my kind of heroine. I loved how she matured to be a female alpha. So I’m thrilled with her as a choice.


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Top Ten Tuesday | Unpopular Bookish Opinions

Happy Tuesday, lovelies!

Another week has arrived, and I all I want to do is to read and to sleep! What is wrong with me? 😂

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The new prompt is unpopular bookish opinions. Deep breath, people. Calm yourselves. We’ll be okay.

I’ve thought which ones to pick and which ones are plainly obvious. Now, these choices are my own opinion. We may not agree, and that’s fine. Hopefully, you do with some of them. Have fun!

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Beyond the Blurb | Stop Supporting the Sale of ARCs

Morning, friends!

In several discussion posts, I’ve addressed ARCs on a variety of issues. And I feel as if I need to discuss them further. Book Expo and BookCon have passed, and yet seeing ARCs being sold on eBay and other sites infuriates me. But it doesn’t surprise me.

At the starting price of $99 USD, Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, sold for $255.00 USD (roughly $350 CAD) on eBay. Yes, it’s signed. And yes, this particular seller routinely offers ARCs. Unfortunately, the author and publisher will never see that money.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favourite Books Released in the Last Decade

Morning, readers!

I got sidetrack when The Hot Zone came on TV. So I’m not surprised I’ll have another late night. My body may hate me when I wake up though.

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The last topic of the month is books released in the last decade.

I knew not being thorough with my Goodreads account would bite me in the ass someday. And that day has arrived. I joined Goodreads in 2015, so I’m going off the books’ release dates, not the year I read them.

I hope you love the post!

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Beyond the Blurb | Author Interaction Etiquette

Morning, bloggers,

Who is ready for the next book community controversy? If you haven’t heard, Erin Swan, author of Bright Star, quickly learned the ire of the book community when she joked about “cyberstalking” a reviewer. The community was quick to condemn her and her actions.

We live in a constant online world. Every single act or statement will be judged, screenshot, and ridiculed. Social media has made life harder for many people, especially authors. So their online presence is a delicate balance. As a blogger, I’m always learning new and old etiquette to follow. But I know the most important tips so I don’t ruin my credibility. But I see more authors calling out readers personally.

For my next discussion, I want to discuss the proper online etiquette authors can follow to prevent any negative press. I’m not an expert. I’m still learning as a blogger. But thankfully, my publicity and marketing courses have given me valuable tips. If you’re an author who’s struggling, here are some tips you can go by:

 

Never—and I Mean NEVER—Stalk Reviewers

It’s 2019, but apparently, people have forgotten about that little fact. However, cyberstalking is somehow a joking matter, when in fact, people have had their lives ruined, have been killed, or raped. Never joke about a serious and criminal act.

If people don’t understand how serious the situation is, remember when Kathleen Hale, author of No One Else Can Have You, admitted to stalking a reviewer. The YA community rightfully refused to support her and her book. Now, she’s publishing a new essay collection about the whole incident. Appropriate? Hell no. But hey, the Guardian wrote a piece about her stalking. So I guess she’s in the clear.

Authors need to realize that joking about what Kathleen has done is beyond deplorable. I and other bloggers shouldn’t have to fear for our safety and sanity simply because we accepted a review request or bought a book, then reviewed it.

Yes, even though she has apologized for her actions and her words, Erin never went to this degree. She simply looked up the reviewer’s online presence. But not everyone stops at that curious look. People take it further, which is why heading down that path is never a good idea.

( Screenshot courtesy of Paige from The YA Kitten.)

 

Never Call Out a Reviewer

Like I’ve stated before, reviews aren’t meant for authors. Yes, they support the author. But they are meant for potential readers. Calling out reviewers because they’ve given your book a one-star review or even a slightly negative review doesn’t help your publicity campaign. Rather, it can easily harm it. We live in a cancel culture now. So we can’t fuel it any further than we should.

 

Rethink That Tweet

Sure, delete that Tweet, but I’ll bet you a ridiculous amount of money that your followers have screenshot it. And it’ll follow you forever. So think before you Tweet. It’ll save you a headache.

 

Don’t Expect Readers Owe You Anything, even a Review

I’m still debating this concept. Sure, readers agree to do a review when they accept an ARC. Sometimes though, they decided to DNF the book or didn’t feel comfortable with writing a review because the book’s content is too graphic, or it’s affected them on a personal level. I understand ARCs are expensive, and the sole reason behind them is for readers to review them. But we need to realize that this outcome doesn’t always happen.

 

If You Question What Your Next Step Should Be, Step Back and Don’t Make the Situation Worse

Listen to your inner voice. It’s there for a reason. Trust your gut. And please, do not make an already difficult situation worse. There’s no reason to inflame the problem. Your online life can be destroyed within one click.

 

Has an author ever broke online etiquette with you or a blogger friend? What other tips do you think authors should follow? What do you think about this situation?

The Bookish Adventure Tag

Morning, bloggers!

I took a small break during my blogging schedule. I needed a rest to recharge my batteries so I can back into the swing of things. I’ve been wanting to catch up on some posts. Stephen from Stephen Writes tagged me. Thank you for introducing me to this fantastic tag! Don’t forget to visit his blog.

I’m thrilled to get started.

Rules

Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer- braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go?

  • Write about one place mentioned in a book you wish you could visit and why.
  • List 3-5 things that you would do there.
  • Mention which souvenirs, if any, you would bring back with you.
  • Then tag some more literary explorers and please link back to the creator (Umairah @ Sereadipity) so I can see all of your adventures!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Refuse to Let Anyone Touch

Happy Tuesday, bloggers,

Oh goody, I get to show the world of how weird I am. Scratch that. You probably already know. But I might as well give you more examples, am I right?

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next topic is all about books we don’t want anyone, including other book lovers, touching. Frankly, I don’t let anyone, except my Mom, go near my books. I don’t let anyone borrow them either. So since I don’t own many signed or special copies, they hold more meaning for me. But I may have an awful case of OCD. I don’t know which.

So let’s get to the list, yes? I hope you enjoy the read.

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Who Am I Book Tag

Who else is dying for this weekend? I am thrilled to have a long weekend. Or at least, I’m happy to have more time to read and forget everything else I should be doing.

I found this tag on Hammock of Books. I loved what Kay wrote and wanted to take a try at it. Obviously, if you haven’t checked out her blog, you’re missing out.

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