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 |

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