12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

Side note: I’m not picking absolute favorites, just the first books that pop into my head.


ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

 

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ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

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ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

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ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

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ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

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ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

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ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

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ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

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I tag anyone who wants to do this Christmas tag! 

 

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The Bookish Book Lover Tag

I wasn’t technically tagged in this, but MyTinyObsessions tagged everyone who read her post to do it, and I wanted to so… Here we are!


This tag was created by Shantelle @Shantellemaryh. 

RULES:

  • Answer the questions!
  • Use lots of book covers
  • Tag your friends

WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: And Other White Lies by Michelle Au

WHAT’S THE LAST BOOK YOU FINISHED?

Mary Jane by Amy Herzog

FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ THIS YEAR?

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

WHAT GENRE HAVE YOU READ MOST THIS YEAR?

Plays (I took a contemporary theatre class this semester)

WHAT GENRE HAVE YOU READ LEAST THIS YEAR?

Full YA fiction novels in general

WHAT GENRE DO YOU WANT TO READ MORE OF?

Full length fiction

HOW MANY BOOKS HAVE YOU READ THIS YEAR, AND WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?

110 out of 100

WHAT’S THE LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT?

A bunch at book outlet.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU SAVING UP TO BUY NEXT?

IDK.

HOW MANY BOOKS DID YOU CHECK OUT LAST LIBRARY VISIT?

None – I don’t go to the library.

WHAT’S A BOOK YOU CAN’T WAIT TO READ?

Changes.

WHAT’S A SERIES YOU’D RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE?

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 And not a series but Good Omens.

WHO’S AN AUTHOR YOU’RE HOPING WRITES MORE?

Hank Green

A FEW BOOKS YOUR HEART ADORES?

TOO MANY

WHAT SERIES’ COMING CONCLUSION MAKES YOU SAD?

Shrug.

WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR WISHLIST?

TOO MANY


I TAG:

Night Court Reads

Roses Book Nook

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

 

Halloween Creatures Book Tag

Melting Pots and Other Calamities tagged me in this super fun tag! A year ago…

Whoops?

Whatever, its Halloween now!

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Rules for the tag:

  • – Follow the Categories
  • – You Must Be Honest
  • – You Must Answer All Questions to the Best of Your Ability
  • – You Must Tag At Least 3 People
  • – Have Fun!
  • -Credit Would be Greatly Appreciated! (credit goes to: Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)

Witches : A book or character that is magical:

I’m stealing her answer for this one. Because The Night Circus IS one of the most magical books ever!


Mummies : A book or character you can’t wrap your mind around:

Review: Wink Poppy Midnight – its been two years and I still don’t entirely get this book.


Vampires:
A book, series, or author you can’t live without
:

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Werewolves:
A book best read in the middle of the night
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Zombies:
A book you picked up for the 2nd time/Continued after DNF’ing it
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Ghosts:
A book you easily predicted a twist or ending
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Frankenstein:
A book that truly shocked you
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Skeletons:
A book or character that chilled you to the bone
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Ghouls:
A book that left you hungry
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Goblins:
A greedy character
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Devil:
A dark, evil character
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Grim Reaper:
A character you loved/hated that died
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Scarecrow:
A book or character that scares you:

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The Monster Mash:
Tag 3 or more people to do this tag
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Night Court Reads

Roses Book Nook

B @ Icebreaker694

Calliope The Book Goddess

Raquel @ Rakiodd Books

The Orangutan Librarian

Sophie @ Blame it on Chocolate

Alex @ Lord of the Trekkies

 

 

 

Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters Tag

I was tagged by the AWESOME Orangutan Librarian.


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?)

Kill – Percy (sorry Percy…but it’d for the best, he’d probably survive – 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

Kill – 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)

Kill- Draco (sorry Draco…)


I’m too lazy to tag anyone right now.

So anyone who wants to can do this!

Blogger Recognition Award #4

I was tagged by Andrea’s Nirvana. Thank you so much!


 Rules:

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

Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award #2

The Blogger Recognition Award #3

I’ve done this three times already, so in the interest of your time and mine, I am condensing all my previous iterations here.


How my blog (originally) started:

V 1 –

Its really not that exciting of a story.  Last year over christmas break I was bored, and my cousin had a blog that she never used and I guessed I wanted to prove I could be better at it then she was or something like that, I don’t really remember. So, I started a book blog. I also started a youtube channel but my computer is so old that Imovie doesn’t work so that was put on hold. I’m getting a new computer this summer so, maybe I’ll start that up again.

 V 2 –

My blog started because I wanted to one up my cousin.

You see, my aunt does PR and encouraged my cousin to start a blog since she gets dragged to a lot of events my aunt organizes/attends.

So, I had to start a blog too.

I choose to start a book blog because I love reading, but not many of my friends read the same books, at the same speed, that I did, so I couldn’t really talk to anyone but my best friend (who reads SO SLOWLY…Sorry LOVE YOU ANA BUT ITS TRUE). So, book blog it was.

And since I liked it, I just kept doing it. Even when my cousin lost interest. I enjoyed it, and I continued, even if it took a couple mo the for me to get in the swing of things (re: a year) and I still fall off the face of the Earth every once in a while.

 V 3 –

Back in 2015, my younger cousin started a blog, at her mom’s insistence (my aunt does PR). Being two years apart, me and my cousin are competitive like sisters – so of course, I started one.

I blogged for maybe a month, before she got bored of it, as did I.

Flash foreword to the end of 2016, I decide I want to blog again. So I did. And i’ve been going strong(-ish) ever since!


Advice:

  1. Have fun. Do this for yourself not anyone else. Write what you want not what you think others want. If it isn’t fun, there is no point in doing it. And don’t stress if it isn’t perfect, this isn’t school.
  2. Make friends. Interact with people. Number one way to get followers and comment? Comment and follow other blogs. So what you like and dislike about other people’s blogs, and work to make yours better. You can’t have a good blog without reading good blogs. Be part of the community don’t just shout into the void.
  3. Make friends. Make connections. Talk to people. Comment, respond, like. You can’t blog in a vacuum. And its more fun with friends. If your worried about bothering someone, or that someone has too many followers to talk to you, DON’T BE. We all blog to talk to people about books, so talk. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation.
  4. If you say you’re going to do something: Do it.

    Review the books you say you’ll review. Post what and when you say you will.

    It doesn’t matter if you out once a day or once a month, but stay true to your word.

    Readers don’t want to stick around for a liar or a flake.

    (This is something I need to follow as well, I’m terrible at consistency, but at least I own up to that.)

  5. Just do it. Waiting until “you’re good enough” or until everything is perfect just means you’re never going to start. Start your blog, learn as you go, talk to people. Eventually, you learn, you get better, your blog grows and changing with you, but that can’t happen if you never start.
  6. Talk to people. Comment on discussions. Tag people in tags and posts. Talk a conversation on twitter. I promise, 99.9% of the time, people are amazingly nice and will love to talk and make new friends. Ask for help. Request books. Nothing ever happens when your too scared to try. If you want to be a part of the community, be a part. Simple as that.

I’m not going to nominate people because this is my fourth time doing this.

Mid Year Freak Out Tag – 2018

I was tagged by Never Not Reading Blog! 

I haven’t read a lot this year, its been a lot of fast review copies, meh books, and DNF books. So we’ll see how this goes!

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag!


Best Book You’ve Read so far in 2018

Not sure…

Best Sequel You’ve Read so far in 2018

Netgalley Review: the witch doesn’t burn in this one

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

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Biggest Disappointment

Netgalley Review: Uh-Oh Plato!

Biggest Surprise

Book Review: Comic Book Story Of Video Games

Favorite New Author (or new to you)

Book Review: Peter Darling

Newest Fictional Crush

Logan

Book Review: Not If I Save You First

Newest Favorite Character

Maddie

Book That Made You Cry

Book Review: Long Way Down

Book That Made You Happy

Netgalley Review: A Literary Tea Party

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation

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Favorite Post You’ve Done This Year

So far, as of writing this post:

Favorite Pokemon Fan Theories

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

Discussion: What Makes A Good Book Boyfriend?

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

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New Release You Haven’t Read Yet but Want To

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Book You Need to Read by the End of the Year

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The Fairytale Survey

I originally saw this here but I wasn’t tagged.

A fun twist on Snow White


PART 1. CLASSIC PRINCESSES.

Pinocchio – The boy whose nose grows when he lies.
Is there are book you lie about, because you feel ashamed for liking it?
Not really.
 
Beauty and the beast – The girl who fell in love with personality.
Which book do you love that has a hideous cover?
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I can’t think of one.
 
Snow white – Hunted down for her beauty.
Do you ever buy a book based on the cover alone and if so, what is the last one?
I don’t really really cover buy.
 
Sleeping beauty – Cursed to sleep, awakened by true loves kiss.
 What is your favorite book couple?
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Little Mermaid – Gave up on her old life for love.
Do you ever branch out to new genres or do you like to stick with the ones you know and love? If you try new things out, what is the latest book?
I stick to the same genres…
 

Cinderella – Who lost her shoe after midnight.
What is the last book that made you stay up all night?

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Rapunzel – locked up in a tower.
What is  the worst books you’ve read last month?

I haven’t been reading…


PART 2. MIX-MATCH.

Aladdin – The poor boy who found a genie.
What is the latest book treasure/gem you found?
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Alice in Wonderland – The girl who fell through a rabbit’s hole. 
Which book made you really feel like you landed in another world?

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East of the sun and west of the moon – where a girl embarks on a journey to save her love.
Who is one of your favorite kick-ass heroines?

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Aline from the Grisha verse.

The Frog Prince – where an enchanted prince becomes human again.
What is a book you thought you would hate, but end up loving?

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Hansel and Gretel – left alone in the woods and captured by a witch.
Which duo (sister/sister, brother/sister) is your favorite and why?

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Little Red Riding Hood – almost eaten by a wolf dressed as her grandmother.
What book disappointed you after falling in love with the cover and blurb?

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Rumpelstilskin – nobody knows his name.
Which book do you love that doesn’t get enough attention?

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