The Book Courtship Tag

book courtship tag

I was tagged to do this perfect Valentine’s Day tag by Michelle at Book Adventures and Ashley at Dreaming Through Literature! Thanks to both of you lovely ladies! And be sure to head on over to both of their blogs and check out all of their awesome features including Book Tag Thursday hosted by Michelle (where I got tagged to do this).

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Phase 1: Initial Attraction – A book you bought because of the cover?


The Merciless by Danielle Vega

I was waltzing around Barnes & Noble when I spotted that little beauty on the shelves. I couldn’t help myself, it was hot pink with a pentagram on it! How does that not intrigue you? It was actually pretty good as well as creepy, I enjoyed it.

Phase 2: First Impressions – A book you got because of its summary?

Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1)

I actually get pretty much all of my books based off of their summaries but one that pops up into my head is “Rot & Ruin”. It had zombies and sounded like it would be full of action and some tear-jerking moments (which it was) so I bought it.

Phase 3: Sweet Talk – A book with great writing?

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1)

While the story itself is pretty so-so, Tucholke’s writing is simply beautiful. Seriously it pulls you in and keeps you reading, it’s some pretty great writing.

Phase 4: First Date – The first book of a series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Honestly do I even need to explain this? It’s like asking why I read the rest of the Harry Potter books after The Sorcerer’s Stone.

Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls – A book that kept you up all night?

Dust & Decay (Rot & Ruin, #2)

I hate to use the same series again but “Dust & Decay” (Rot & Ruin #2) is the number one book that pops into my head for staying up all night. I remember I was so engrossed that I stayed up well into the early AMs, it was probably 2:30-3:00 when my mom came and asked what I was doing still awake. I shrugged and said I was reading, she told me to go to bed and I just kept reading.

Phase 6: Always On My Mind – A book you could not stop thinking about?

The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)

I’m a big fan of all things Middle-Earth so TECHNICALLY I never stop thinking about “The Hobbit”……

Phase 7: Getting Physical – A book that you love the way it feels?


I don’t really have any but I suppose my copy of “Dracula” is as close as it comes.

Phase 8: Meeting The Parents – A book you would recommend to your family and friends?

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

It’s hilarious and also pretty inspiring, this book tackles mental health issues with a lot of added humor. I definitely recommend this to EVERYONE.

Phase 9: Thinking About The Future – A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?

BESIDES Harry Potter I would definitely re-read the Vampire Academy series, Richelle Mead is a fabulous writer and I loved these books.

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Phase 10: Share The Love – Who do you tag?

(No obligations and sorry if you’ve already done this tag, feel free to ignore your tag!)

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Kiwi @ Kiwi Reads

Ali @ Arctic Reads

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny

Raquel @ rakioddbooks

Paige & Yasmin @ The Wild Readers

Stephanie @ Adventures of a Bibliophile

Alahna @ The Charmed Reader

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27 thoughts on “The Book Courtship Tag

  1. Kelly @ Stellar Scrutiny February 9, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    I loved your answers, Heather! Thanks so much for the tag! 😀

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Not a problem! And I know right? Tom is SO swoon-worthy, such a damn badass. 🙂

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      • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 12:42 am

        Nope I have only read through the first two. I own #3 and #4 but I just haven’t read them yet unfortunately 😦

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      • Paige (bookdragon) @ thewildreaders February 10, 2016 / 12:44 am

        *backs away slowly*

        Oh well. Book 1 and 2 is goody 🙂 I remember reading this series after I read “Newsflesh series” which became a favorite. It’s kinda difficult to read another series of the same genre of your fave series because I tend to compare the two..

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      • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 12:49 am

        I’ll have to add finishing that series to my list alongside the Monstrumologist series now! And I’ll have to check out the Newsflesh series as well. So. Many. Books. 🙂

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      • Paige (bookdragon) @ thewildreaders February 10, 2016 / 12:50 am

        yeah, that’s what happens when you befriends a lot of weirdass people.. They shove good books down into your throats ♥

        Have you read the 2nd book of the monstrumologist? I can’t open my GR atm :/

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      • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 12:54 am

        Aw yes but that’s why I’m here, haha. No I haven’t managed to get to it yet, I have a stack of library books to push through first and I did have an ARC but thank God I got that out of the way at least. I tell you what, I’ll go grab “The Curse of the Wendigo” right now and place it in plain sight so I’ll be forced to keep it in mind.

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      • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 12:57 am

        Tissues! Oh no! Dammit Paige now I need to know what’s going to happen! Now it’s going to HAVE to be a priority. Haha 🙂

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      • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 1:01 am

        Well now I have to get my ass in gear (or should I say “snap to”?) and get though these other books faster!

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  2. rakioddbooks February 10, 2016 / 2:28 am

    Thank you for tagging me! I really want to read Rot & Ruin, I bought the book but it’s not with me.

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      I hope you enjoy it when you do get to read it, it’s such an amazing book and I suggest you prepare to cry since it is a pretty emotional book 🙂

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  3. Emily Witt February 10, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Hyperbole and a Half is a great one to recommend. I’m going to have to go and look up half of these now, they sound really good! And I’m totally heading to Michelle’s blog and stealing all the book tags! 😀

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Great I love being responsible for growing TBRs, haha and I’m glad to hear you’re checking out her Book Tag Thursday meme it’s TONS of fun so I hope you enjoy it! 🙂


  4. Anna @MyBookishDream February 10, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    The Merciless really has an intriguing cover! Sadly I’m not really interested in the story so I never actually got around to picking it up. Same thing happened when I read The Lightning Thief, I immediately wanted to read the whole series. Luckily I bought the box set so I could do it! 😀

    Thanks for the tag. I did already do it and you can read it here, if you want to. 🙂

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Sorry you already did it! I’m terrible about figuring that out before tagging but yay you did it, I’ll check it out! Percy Jackson was just so addicting, luckily I had a Nook so I just went and bought one after the other to keep reading haha 🙂

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      • Anna @MyBookishDream February 10, 2016 / 3:16 pm

        It’s no problem! 😀
        Yes, it’s really addicting! I need to read more books by Rick Riordan. I hope to get the Kane Chronicles (at least I think that’s what they are called) some time soon. 🙂

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  5. TheQuirkyBookNerd February 10, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Yay for Hyperbole and a Half! 😀 I’ve had The Merciless recommend to be a bunch; I definitely need to give that a try sometime soon. I’ve been seeing Rot and Ruin around for a while and heard some great things about it. I’ll be adding that to my TBR now thanks to you! I must point out, you have been the main offender in the case of my rapidly growing TBR lately! 😛 Haha ❤ Thank you so much for the tag! I've been wanting to do this one for a while. Should be a great one to do for Valentine's Day 🙂

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    • thesassygeek February 10, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      I will accept the full blame for it! And it’s not just me I read all of your recommendations and loved them so feel free to level the playing field, haha 🙂

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  6. dreamingthroughliterature February 11, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Ooo, your copy of Dracula is so pretty!

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    • thesassygeek February 12, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks! I originally borrowed the book from the library and loved it so I made sure I got a pretty copy so I could re-read it! 🙂

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