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

 

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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

Brotherhood of the World Award

I was tagged by the AMAZING blogger The Orangutan Librarian. 

They’re the greatest and super hilarious, so go check them out!


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BRIEFLY EXPLAIN YOUR BLOGGING STYLE (WHERE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGING SPOT/TOOLS – AS IN, ON THE COUCH USING YOUR SMARTPHONE OR SOMETHING).

I always blog from my desktop, which as the name would imply, is at my desk. This is going to change next year when I leave for college (I’ll figure it out…)

As for tools, I use a couple of arc sites (ie. Netgalley, Blogging for Books, etc.) and I obviously use WordPress.

I’m not sure what else to say…


HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR BLOGGING TIME INCLUDING BLOG READING TIME?

Simple: I don’t.

My blogging is sporadic (if you’ve followed me for any length of time you know this) and I vary from reading 3-4 books a week to not reading any for a month. Reading slumps hit me hard, and school kicks me even harder.


WHO IS YOUR MOST READ AUTHOR?

According to Goodreads: Cassandra Clare and Rick Riordan.

Mostly because of novellas and things.


HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BLOG NAME?

I’ve told this story before, and I’ll tell it again.

The “River” part is a reference to Doctor Who. In Doctor Who, there is a character named “River Song” with massively curly hair and likes to say “Spoilers” overtime The Doctor asks her a question. When I made my best friend start watching the show, I’d say “Spoilers” to every question she asked, and I also have very fluffy, curly hair.

The “Moose” part was also coined by my best friend. In the show Supernatural, there is a character named Sam, who is called “Moose” by another character, Crowley.

The “Reads” should be self-explanatory due to the fact that this is a book blog.


WHAT KEEPS YOU BLOGGING?

I like it?

I don’t know how to answer this one.


I nominate:

 

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

 

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

Roses Book Nook

Gilmore Girls Book Tag

Quick note: I wrote this on black Friday…last year…when the Year In A Life came out. I just forgot to post it until now….


If you’ve seen any of my previous book tags, you know I’m fond of using Gilmore Girls gifs, because I am a massive fan of Gilmore Girls.

And unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that the revival – Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life – came out today!

I’ve been watching this since 7:30 in the morning and I watched it straight through.


I saw this on Pretty Deadly Blog.



1. I JUST GOT HIT BY A DEER –
character having the worst day ever

 

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I’d say a significant majority of YA protagonists…


2. STARS HOLLOW –
wildly eccentric cast

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3. COFFEE –
a book you’re addicted to/a character w/ an addiction

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4. SOMEONE DEVIL EGGED BY CAR?! – great act of revenge

 

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5. MR. MEDINA –
an illicit affair

??? I have no answer…


6. KIM’S ANTIQUES –
a world you’d be afraid to enter

 

Most YA worlds would likely kill me…


7. HARVARD VS. YALE –
character who needs to make a life-changing decision

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I…Think thats the plot of every YA novel…


8. LUKE’S DINER –
a comfort read

 

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I started to re-read these over winter break and I have no regrets.


9. AM I CRYING OR LAUGHING? –
a book that messed with your emotions

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Look, a lot of books make me cry okay? I don’t even know…


10. EMILY –
the HBIC (Head Bitch in Charge)

 

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11. LORELAI AND RORY –
favorite family dynamic

Review: When We Collided

First one that came to mind – great family relationship in this one.


12. I PUSHED HIM IN THE LAKE! –
a book you’d throw in a lake

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I was too aggravated.

There are others, but I didn’t feel like hunting down pictures…


13. 1000 YELLOW DAISIES –
favorite romance

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THERE’S TOO MANY

Here’s some:

  • Adam and Ronan (The Raven Cycle)
  • Tessa and Will (Infernal Devices)
  • Baz and Simon (Carry On)

14. JESS –
an unpopular opinion

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I still like Twilight?

Does that count?


15. FIRST SNOW –
snowy or holiday read

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16. HEP ALIEN –
book centered around music

 

Book Review: Tone Deaf


17. HE’D BETTER HAVE A MOTORCYCLE! – your book crush

There’s a couple…

But I’ve been re-reading Gallagher Girls, so lets go with Zach Goode.

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18. IT’S REPETITIVE AND REDUNDANT –
a book that could have been shorter

 

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I…do not feel this requires explanation…


19. KIRK –
the weirdest book you’ve ever read

 

I mean…

I reviewed:
Netgalley Review: Man Vs. Child – One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting

I guess thats pretty weird for an 18-year-old girl to have read…


20. IT’S A LIFESTYLE. IT’S A RELIGION – that one book that means more to you than any other

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HARRY POTTER!!!!!

Basic, but true. I have a whole post on it: 19 Years Later – My Harry Potter Story


I’m not going to tag anyone – but anyone who wants to do this, feel free to!

 

 

 

Marry, Kiss, Cliff – Book Tag

I was tagged by the ever lovely and amazing Icebreaker694.

Sorry this is so late…


Rules

  • Put names of Characters (whatever gender you’re attracted to) written in pieces of separate papers in an empty jar or a pen holder.
  • Shake the jar
  • Pull out 3 pieces of paper in each round and tell us which character you would Kiss, Marry, or Cliff!

The issue here is, I only picked characters I liked (and male characters) so this is inherently going to be difficult.


Round One

Jem Carstairs (The Infernal Devices)

Zach Goode (Gallagher Girls Series)

Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

Marry – Jem (how can you not?)

Kiss – Zach (how can you not?)

Cliff – Percy (sorry Percy…but it’d for the best, he’d probably survive – it’ll be a cliff on the ocean – and this way Annabeth won’t kill me)


Round Two

Noah (The Raven Cycle)

Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)

Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices)

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Marry – Will (sorry Tessa)

Kiss – Neville

Cliff – Noah (its not like it’ll hurt him.)


Round Three

Kaz (Six of Crows)

Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

Seth Clearwater (Twilight Saga)

Marry – Seth (he was my first book crush…yes ten-year-old me liked Seth Clearwater more than either Jacob or Edward)

Kiss – Kaz (- because duh)

Cliff – Draco (sorry Draco…)


I’m too lazy to tag anyone right now.

So anyone who wants to can do this!

The Veracity Challenge!!!

I wasn’t tagged for this, but I saw it over at Bursting With Books and thought it looked really fun!


RULES:

  1. Write a paragraph without using a single adjective.
  2. Keep the link Veracity challenge in your post (so that the creator of the challenge may receive a pingback).
  3.  Anyone can join the challenge, you don’t have to be nominated!
  4.  Nominate 6 Bloggers for this challenge.

I can talk a lot. I can keep talking about nothing in particular for hours if I need to. I’m a good choice if you ever need to filibuster. But I do not know what t write for this. Seriously, I do not know why I am doing this. Does this have adjectives accidentally? I don’t even know anymore… Let’s just call this a paragraph.


I Nominate:

Louise @ Genie Reads

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

One Lovely Blog Award #2

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I was tagged by quite a few lovely bloggers:

Melting Pots and Other Calamities –  who has a really lovely blog, and is always super great.

Amanda @ Literary Weapon–  whose blog I haven’t been reading long, but is pretty amazing.

The Orangutan Librarian–  who I’ve been following for a while now, and never fails to make me long with her great reviews and discussions.

Anna from Its My Birth Write–  whose blog I also haven’t been reading long, but is epic as well.

Thank you so much to all of you for nominating me!

Sorry it took forever.

You can see my first award here: One Lovely Blog Award

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate other people. (15 at most)
  • Tell your nominees the good news.

Facts:

1 – I’m in my senior year of high school, and I’m taking 5 AP classes plus 1 period of office aid.

2 – I’m applying to about 13 colleges.

3 – I’m considering adding a tutoring/proofreading service to my blog. Would anyone be interested?

4 – I may or may not dye my hair again at the end of the school year (I’m thinking red, and chopping it short so I don’t have to fight with the straightner as much).

5 – I plan to major in Neuroscience, on a pre-med track. I want to be a pediatric neurologist.

6 – I really really need a new bookshelf. Mine may collapse (again) if I force more books into it). Its also lined with pop figures.

7 – My Senior Yearbook quote is: “You go to college, I’m only child now” – Alexa B. (AKA my little sister).


Nominations:

Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Louise @ Genie Reads

Casey @ Adopt-a-Book-AUS

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Angelina and Brianna @ Fables Library

Emma @ Corn Reviews Books

Parks & Recreation Book Tag

I was tagged by the creator Icebreaker694, who makes THE BEST original tags, and has a wonderful blog to boot, so go check her out!


Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you! (Recognition is great!)
  • Link post back to the creator, Icebreaker694 so she can see your post!
  • Answer the questions!
  • Tag 2+ people so the tag won’t die!

Leslie Knope—A Dedicated Character Who Has Lots of Determination


Tom Haverford—A Character Who Likes to Dream Big


Ann Perkins—A Character That Loves to Stick Around For Moral Support

Alice – queen of moral support.


Andy Dwyer—A Very Clumsy Character That All the Readers Love

First thing that comes to mind for clumsy is Bella Swan, though too many decisively hate her for that to be an accurate answer.

I know! Cath from Fangirl.


April Ludgate—An Apathetic Character That Still Steals Your Heart

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I can’t think of anyone who does April justice.


Ron Swanson—A Very Honest Character, No Matter What

Molly. Hands down. She’s painfully, awkwardly, honest.


Mark Brendanawics—A Character That Likes to Hop Between Relationships (Playboy/girl)

I can’t think of anyone – which fits perfectly because half the time I forget Mark existed.


Ben Wyatt—A Character Who’s Trying to Make a Comeback

Apollo from The Trials of Apollo. Its literally the premise of the series.


Chris Traeger—A Funny, Sprightly Character

Simon. He’s hilarious.


Jerry Gergich—The Character Everyone Else Takes For Granted

She never gets the credit she deserves – though the boys would have DIED without her!


Donna Meagle—A Character Who’s Confident In What They Do

Isabelle Lightwood, my queen.


Jean-Ralpio Saperstein—A Character That Annoys the Socks Out of You

America Singer – I wanted to strangle her for most of the series.


I Tag

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Sarah @ Written Word Worlds

Your Bookish Identity Tag

I saw this tag over at Dreamland Book Blog and thought it looked like fun! Go check out her blog – its amazing!

This tag was created by Little Book OwlKatytastic and Benjaminoftomes of booktube fame!


Questions!:

  • What dystopian/fantastical world would you live in?
  • Who would your partner be?
  • Who would be your godly mother/father? [Percy Jackson]
  • Would you be a downworlder or nephilim? [Shadowhunter world]
  • Which house would you be in? [Harry Potter]
  • Which faction would you be in? [Divergent]
  • What would be your daemon [Northern Lights]

What dystopian/fantastical world would you live in?

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I don’t believe in any other answer to any variation of this question.


Who would your partner be?

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I had the BIGGEST crush on Seth Clearwater as a 13 year old.


Who would be your godly mother/father? [Percy Jackson]

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Always Athena, and if you need proof:
Throwback Thursday: 7th Grade Greek Mythology Monologue


Would you be a downworlder or nephilim? [Shadowhunter world]

I’d die in a fight of any sort, so I probably wouldn’t be nephilim, lets be honest, no matter how cool it would be.

I’d probably be a warlock – I’m down with magic. I’d be like Catrina – using my abilities an knowledge to help people (being friends with Magnus is also an epic bonus).

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Which house would you be in? [Harry Potter]

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Which faction would you be in? [Divergent]

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I may hate them for being the villains in the story – but that not withstanding, I’d probably be Erudite – if staying with my family were not a factor.


What would be your daemon [Northern Lights]

I’ve never read the books, and I’m not 100% sure what a Daemon is (I vaguely know, but not totally). I did take a quiz though and it said:

What Would Your Dæmon Be?

You got: Osprey

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You’re not afraid to say what you mean, or speak up when you see injustice. You have a healthy distaste for authority and you’re committed to doing what’s right even if it’s not in your best interests.


I Tag:

Roses Book Nook

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Kayla @ KDrew The Bookworm

Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Melting Pots and Other Calamities

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