The Sunshine Blogger Award #5

I was tagged by the amazing and wonderful Melting Pots and Other Calamities – go check them out!


The SunShine Blogger Award

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Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Sunshine Blogger Award #4


Rules:

• Thank the person who nominated you and give them a shout-out with a link to their blog.

• Answer all of the 11 questions created by the person who nominated you.

• Nominate 11 new people/blogs with a fresh set of 11 questions of your choosing.

• List the rules in your post and share the Sunshine Award Logo either in the post, or somewhere on your blog.


Answers:

If you could watch the sunrise from any place on Earth, where would it be?:

Tres Cruces, Peru is supposed to be one of the best –

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What is your favourite season for reading?:

Summer – I have actual time to.

What’s your biggest pet peeve when reading reviews?

When people SPOIL THE END WITHOUT A WARNING!!!!!

What book, or other medium (anime, TV, Film, etc.), did you have the most fun writing about?

TV definitely. Also occasionally movies, but mostly TV.

What are two books on your Bookish Bucket List (or two books you want to read more than any of the others)?

I want to read Gray’s Anatomy and The Complete Plays of William Shakespeare at some point in  my life.

 

If you could change one thing about your blog, what would it be?

I have to get my review directory in order…

 

Do you prefer all happy movies, or occasional sad movies?

 

I’m okay with sad movies if they have a happy ending, but it depends on my mood.

What is one think you love about the blogging community?

How supportive everyone is.

What is the one book that made you smile the most?

 

I don’t think I’m allowed to say Harry Potter…

What is your favorite color or colors?

Purple!

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What is the one movie (or drama) that always makes you happy?

There’s a couple but these are some.


I nominate: (Just use my questions, I’m lazy right now)

 

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

Roses Book Nook

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Liebster Award #5

I was nominated by Bri’s Book Nook –  go check them out!


Liebster Award

Liebster Award (Number 2!!!!)

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Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog/post
  2. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Come up with your own set of 11 questions to be answered by your nominees
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing – don’t forget to tag them, provide a link to their blogs – let them know!!

My Answers:

1) What is your favorite type of blog post to make? (Review, Book Tag, etc.)

I love tags and discussion and reviews – some just take more effort…

2) What is the highest number of books you have read from a single author?

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3) What was your favorite childhood book/book series?

Not counting like, Harry Potter or Percy Jackson etc.

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4) What is the most beautiful book cover you’ve ever seen?

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5) What is the best book-to-movie adaptation that you’ve seen? What is the worst book-to-movie adaptation that you’ve seen?

Best: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Worst: Will always be Percy Jackson…

6) What is your reading snack, if you have one?

I don’t eat when I read, but sometimes I have tea or coffee with me.

7) What is the longest blog post that you have ever written?

I have ZERO idea.

8) What books have put you into a book slump?

I don’t think its ever been a specific book – more like school and stuff.

9) Which book series do you want a spin-off series for? Which book series did you NOT want a spin-off series for?

Want: I will ALWAYS want a Marauders spin off okay!!!

I can’t think of one I you;don’t want – excerpt for like, 50 Shades or something.

10) What is the best book you’ve ever read by a little-known author?

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Review: Because You’ll Never Meet Me

Arc Review: Nowhere Near You

11) Which character did you accidentally fall in love with as you attempted to hate them?

This happens with too many villains…

First one that comes to mind is Aiden from Illuminae!


I Nominate:

(Just use my questions, I’m lazy right now)

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

Roses Book Nook

 

My Name in TBR Books Tag

I was tagged by the ever amazing and lovely Icebreaker694!

I am trying to get through all these backlogged tags, its only sort of working…


S – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by Becky Albertalli

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A – Artemis

by Andy Weir

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M – Magic Misfits,The

(Magic Misfits #1) by Neil Patrick Harris

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A – An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

by Hank Green

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N – Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman

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T – Turtles All the Way Down

by John Green

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H – Hate U Give, The

by Angie Thomas

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A – Ace of Shades

(The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody

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I Tag:

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

 

 

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Roses Book Nook

Soul Ripping Romance Tag

https://blameitonchocolate.wordpress.com/2018/02/20/soul-ripping-romance-tag/


Some other recent romance posts:

Discussion: Who Would You Pick In This YA Love Triangle?

THE VALENTINE’S DAY WRITE TAG!

Power Couples Book Tag

The Book Courtship Tag

Discussion: What Makes A Good Book Boyfriend?

And, I also did the opposite of this tag, with romance fails: Romance Fails In Fiction Tag


The Guide:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

5 Soul Ripping Romances in Books

Will/Tessa (The Infernal Devices)

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Simon/Baz (Carry On)

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Adam/Ronan (The Raven Cycle)

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Buttercup/Westley (The Princes Bride)

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Feyre/Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

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5 Soul Ripping Romances in TV

Damon/Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

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Rory/Amy (Doctor Who)

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Leslie/Ben (Parks and Recreation)

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Emma/Hook (Once Upon A Time)

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Fitz/Simmons (Agents of SHIELD)

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Tag

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Roses Book Nook

Romance Fails In Fiction Tag

I was tagged by three lovely bloggers, Icebreaker694 who’s blog is absolutely amazing, Blame It On Chocolate who is super funny and sweet, and Hardcover Haven, who I’ve only recently discovered but whose blog looks wonderful as well.

*This probably would have been better to post in February since its romance but I was lazy and had other posts scheduled anyways…


Some Other Recent Romance Posts:

Discussion: Who Would You Pick In This YA Love Triangle?

THE VALENTINE’S DAY WRITE TAG!

Power Couples Book Tag

The Book Courtship Tag

Discussion: What Makes A Good Book Boyfriend?


Rules:

  • Please PINGBACK to Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities.
  • You can choose ten romance fails from ANY media you like: books, movies, anime, manga, T.V shows, or Webtoons. You can even mix them up if you want.
  • You can choose funny fails or serious ones; for the serious ones, phrase it humorously. Remember, this is a fun tag! It’s not meant to be serious.
  • Mention who’s who in the fails. (I.E, who fails and who is the recipient of the failure). If there isn’t  recipient, per se, just state the couple (or non-couple).
  • Optional: Rank the failures from least extreme to most extreme.
  • 5 failures at LEAST.
  • Tag as many people as you want, but at least one person.

These fails are less about the biggest fails in fiction and more about the first ones I thought of – but they are fails.


5 Romance Fails in Books

Blue/Adam
(The Raven Boys)

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I LOVE The Raven Cycle books, a lot. Adam and Blue are a relationship set up to fail from the beginning, but it doesn’t make it less of a fail.

Cammie/Josh
(I’d Tell You I Loved You But Then I’d Have To Kill You)

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Book Review: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

Cammie spends the whole book sneaking around and breaking rules and lying to data Josh, only for him to be completely irrelevant by the next book because he can’t handle the weirdness and has his memory wiped. Definitely a romance fail.

America/Aspen
(The Selection)

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There is no plot aside from the love triangle, but its an obnoxious one. America obviously loves Maxon, but can’t get over Aspen when he’s always there, despite having been the one to break up with her. Three books of being annoying for me reason. Ugh.

Vivi/Jonah
(When We Collided)

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Review: When We Collided

One of the few YA books I’ve ever read where a couple didn’t need to be together forever in the end. Its okay for a first love not to be a forever love. I love their relationship, and in the end they fail as a couple but its supposed to be that way. I love this book.

Romeo/Juliet
(Romeo & Juliet)

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I don’t think a romance fails list can exist without them. Its literally the biggest romance fail ever – they died, stupidly.


5 Romance Fails in TV

Rachel/Joey
(Friends)

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I HATED this ENTIRE plot line.

Barry/Linda
(The Flash)

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This was always set up to crash and burn.

Nate/Serena
(Gossip Girl)

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Nate is probably the most good-hearted character. I love him. He and Serena are a mess as a couple, but great as friends.

Betty/Jughead
(Riverdale)

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They’re cute enough in the show, but Jughead IS SUPPOSED TO BE ASEXUAL AND I HATE THE ERASURE.

Katherine/Damon
(The Vampire Diaries)

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They are such a mess. Poor Damon.


Tag:

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Roses Book Nook

 

Fight Like A YA Girl Book Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Ann The Book Master – go check out her blog!

I was also tagged by Melting Pots and Other Calamities – check out her blog too!

THE RULES:
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator Krysti @ YA and Wine
  • Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
  • Tag as many people as you like!

WARRIOR GIRLS:

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GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR MINDS:

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GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR HEARTS:

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GIRLS WHO ARE TRAINED FIGHTERS:

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STRONG GIRLS OF COLOR:

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GIRLS WHO FIGHT TO SURVIVE:

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GIRLS WHO ARE WEAPON MASTERS:

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GIRLS WHO DON’T CONFORM FROM GENDER ROLES:

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She doesn’t conform to anything.


GIRL FROM KICK-BUTT MAGICAL POWERS:

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STRONG GIRLS IN CONTEMPORARY NOVELS:

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SERIOUSLY FIERCE GIRLS:

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MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK WITH A STRONG LEADING LADY:

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Can you tell how long ago I started this tag before finishing?


I TAG:

B @ Icebreaker694

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Roses Book Nook

Liv @ Curly Haired Bibliophile

Have you read any of these books?

What would your answers be?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

THE VALENTINE’S DAY WRITE TAG!

I wasn’t tagged for this, but I saw it over at Drizzle and Hurricane Books and thought it looked like a lot of fun.

I’ve mentioned it before, but if you don’t know I want to be an author. I have a handful of WIPs in varying stages. The most I’ve done is about 17k of a WIP I’ve titled “Disheartened”.


RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post!
  • Provide a short description of your WIP/story!
  • You can check out this post to find out more about Arcadia!
  • Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible!

Short Description

Morgan is a Disheartened, his heart was taken as an infant and as a result he can’t feel emotion, and he can’t find his soulmate. At 18, he’s decided he is done with his father’s life of piracy and sets out to find his heart and his soulmate in a kingdom where magic is outlawed. He meets Kell, a magic dealer who wants revenge for his father’s death – killed by Morgan’s father, and Thea, the princess who runs away after discovering her own magic.


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

If there is a couple in your WIP, what are their plans for Valentine’s Day?

And if there is no couple in your WIP, is there someone your main character would like to spend Valentine’s Day with?

I don’t think my main couple would be super into Valentine’s day. Well would probably be ironically into it to embarrass Morgan though.


Who has no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone?

I don’t think any of them would have any shame – though they’d probably make it a group thing. Thea would probably roll her eyes on Morgan and Kell a lot.


One of your characters requests a song on the radio for their crush! Which song and for which character would they pick ?

Not romantic really but

Trouble by Sleeping with Sirens would probably remind Kell of Morgan.


Is there a character who would organise an Anti-Valentine’s Day party?

Morgan after the end of the book would probing not be able to deal with Valentine’s day AT ALL and try to rebel against it. Kell and Thea would humor him but turn it into a Valentine’s party.


What romantic gesture would swoon your main character?

Honestly Morgan would try to kill someone if they tried to be all romantic.


Which character would buy a bunch of red roses and hand them out to strangers on the street, just to make their day?

Thea, 1000%.


What are your main character’s favourite Valentine’s movies?

(Note: Valentine’s movies don’t have to be romantic!)

Morgan would like:

Kell would like:

Thea would like:


Who is ready for the February 15th, just to get all the chocolate on sale?

Kell 1000%.


Is there a character who never spends Valentine’s Day alone aka always has some sort of date?

I guess Prince Klaus would fit this the best. He’s kind of smarmy, and he’s the prince that is betrothed to Thea.


Bonus:

Create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for one or several of your characters!

So, I guess I’ll make an aesthetic for Morgan since he’s my protagonist.


Tag:

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Roses Book Nook

Power Couples Book Tag

I was tagged by the extremely amazing Icebreaker694. Go check out her blog!

And look at me being timely with a tag!


A couple that share big passions and goals

 

 

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Big goals is pretty solidly Katniss and Peeta as a couple I’d say.


A couple that love and respect each other

 

 

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Lily and James Potter. You can’t have a power couples list without them.


A couple that is stronger together than apart

 

 

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Magnus and Alec Lightwood are one of my favorite couples ever. And we’re getting a Malec series and I need it already!


A couple that wholly support each other

 

 

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Percy and Annabeth to a T!


A couple that is genuinely cute together

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Spoilers for The Raven King!!!

Adam and Ronan are super cute together – even if we don’t see much of them as an official couple by the end of the series. Ronan literally dreams up hand cream for Adam and helps get him away from his dad and they essentially adopt a dream child together. I am so ready for the Opal short story!

 

 


I Tag

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Roses Book Nook

 

The Book Courtship Tag

I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian who is amazing and you should definitely check out their blog!

I’m usually really bad at getting to tags, but I figured I should try and get this done now in February because it fits best now.


PHASE 1: INITIAL ATTRACTION –

A BOOK YOU BOUGHT BECAUSE OF THE COVER?
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These are completely for the covers. I have 0 idea what the series is about, all I know is that people adore it.


PHASE 2: FIRST IMPRESSIONS –

A BOOK YOU GOT BECAUSE OF ITS SUMMARY?

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Its such a unique and interesting premise!

Netgalley Review: The Love Interest


PHASE 3: SWEET TALK –

A BOOK WITH GREAT WRITING?

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 Buddy Read – Book Review: The Night Circus


PHASE 4: FIRST DATE –

THE FIRST BOOK OF A SERIES THAT MADE YOU WANT TO PICK UP THE REST OF THE SERIES?

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 I’ve only read Red Queen but I’m dying to continue with this series!

Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard Book Review


PHASE 5: LATE NIGHT PHONE CALLS –

A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT?

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 I read this is a single sitting pretty much.

Book Review: Peter Darling


PHASE 6: ALWAYS ON MY MIND –

A BOOK YOU COULD NOT STOP THINKING ABOUT?

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 I love this series so much!


PHASE 7: GETTING PHYSICAL –

A BOOK THAT YOU LOVE THE WAY IT FEELS?

I’m not even sure what this question means. A book thats gives you fluffy feelings? I book thats nice to hold?

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I’m going with these they make me happy.


PHASE 8: MEETING THE PARENTS –

A BOOK YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?

I don’t have a book I’d recommend to all my friends and family.

Like, my friends and my cousins have very different ages and reading tastes.

I will say more people need to read:

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NetGalley Review: The Edge of Everything


PHASE 9: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE –

A BOOK OR SERIES YOU KNOW YOU WILL RE-READ MANY TIMES IN THE FUTURE?

Avoiding the obvious like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Twilight (all of which I’ve re-read more than three times each) I’m going with:

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 I’m actually currently re-reading them for the first time.


PHASE 10: SHARE THE LOVE –

WHO DO YOU TAG?

B @ Icebreaker694

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Roses Book Nook

Liv @ Curly Haired Bibliophile

The Book Blogger Test

I was’t tagged, but I saw this over at K Drew the Bookworm and thought it looked fun. Check out her blog, because she is seriously an amazing blogger.


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

-Let your nominees know you nominated them


THE QUESTIONS:

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BOOK PET PEEVES?

  1. People DOG-EARING PAGES AND BENDING SPINES OF BOOKS!!!
  2. When an author randomly creates a love triangle in the middle of a series.
  3. When covers DON’T MATCH.

DESCRIBE YOUR FAVOURITE READING SPOT.

My bed. Surrounded by blankets and pillows. With Netflix or music on.


TELL US 3 BOOK CONFESSIONS.

  • When I first read Deathly Hallows, I stayed up past my bedtime to read with a mini flashlight and got my book taken away for my troubles.
  • When I read Mockingjay, I cried so hysterically my dad nearly called 911.
  • I used to think it was okay to destroy paperbacks because they weren’t as important as hardcovers.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED DURING A BOOK?

I’m not sure. I don’t really cry when I read.


HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

I don’t have a bedside table…


WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SNACK TO EAT WHILE READING?

Tea. Which isn’t a snack, but I don’t really eat while reading.


NAME 3 BOOKS YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.

Excluding the obvious, like Harry Potter.


SHOW US A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK ON YOUR BOOKSHELF.

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DESCRIBE HOW MUCH BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN 3 WORDS.

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST READING SECRET?

I don’t think I have one…


I TAG…

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

Roses Book Nook