Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag (2018 Edition)

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It’s that time of the year again! I just love doing this tag, also if you’d like to do this as well then consider yourself tagged!

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Tag

The Leonardo DiCaprio Book Tag

I FREAKING LOVE AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER! When people ask me about “Avatar” I think of this show and NOT the James Cameron movie, so of course I’m excited to do a book tag about it!

This tag was created by A Clockwork Reader.

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The Currently Reading Tag

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 I was tagged to do this by Norees @ No Reads Too Great, so be sure to head over and check out her blog and answers as well! Thanks Norees, I was actually really looking forward to doing this one!

***If you know the original creator let me know in the comments so I can tag them!****

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1. How many books do you usually read at once?

I usually just try and stick to one unless it’s slow then I’ll read 2 at a time. But never more than 2, I do not have the attention span for that!


2. If you’re reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?

Once one book slows down, if I start feeling like I’m slogging through I’ll switch books.


3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?

Sometimes, but for the most part I just stick with the one I was using.


4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

I carry my books around in my bag wherever I go and then when I’m at home they usually sit on my nightstand.


5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

Usually in the evening after dinner when I have my free time.


6. How long do you typically read in one sitting?

Depends on the book! If it’s a slower book I can maybe sit there for half an hour or 20 minutes. If I’m actually enjoying the book I can read for a few hours in one sitting.


7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

Dust jacket on, unless it’s an odd one that isn’t fitted to the book properly then I’ll take it off. But pretty much every time I’ll just leave it on, it doesn’t bother me.


8. What position do you mainly use to read?

Sitting up, sometimes I’ll by laying down and reading on my side but then I start to doze off so I usually try and just sit up while reading.


9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere you go?

Yes! You never know when you’ll be able to squeeze in some extra reading time!


10. How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?

I used to do quite often but now I don’t do it at all. I only go on Goodreads to update what I started reading and then when I finish.

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If you’d like to give this tag a try then go right ahead! Have fun!

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The Spring Cleaning Book Tag

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I saw Regan @ Peruse Project do this tag a little bit ago and thought it sounded like a great, fun spring tag to do! I did get the questions off of Amanda @ Literary Weaponry’s blog, so be sure to head over and check out her answers as well!

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The 20 Questions Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Lilly @ Lair of Books! So be sure to go over and check out her amazing blog and her answers for this tag as well! And thanks Lilly for tagging me I was secretly hoping someone would tag me for this since it looked fun!

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The Cheesy Goodness Tag

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I was tagged by my blogging buddy Destiny @ Howling Libraries, please go check out her awesome blog guys she posts super consistently and is the sweetest person ever!

I saw this tag and knew I had to do it, “Why?” you might ask. Well because I am a cheese addict and you might laugh at that but I’m serious. Dead serious. I’ve had a problem with eating too much cheese since I was a toddler, and will I stop? Never! So I’m excited to do this because I love books AND cheese.

The Rules
1. Pingback the original creator (Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books) so she can see all your cheesy goodness answers.
2. Pingback the person who tagged you!
3. Have fun!

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The Bookish Love Tag

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So I couldn’t seem to find any romance related book tags for Valentine’s Day besides the “Valentine’s Day Book Tag” (which I’ve done already), but I found this on Hardback Hoarder’s channel! The original creator is Novel Noise.

***** SPOILER ALERT! The following answers contain romantic relationship spoilers for the following books: The Winner’s Curse, The Diabolic, And I Darken, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, My Lady Jane, and the Harry Potter series!******

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1.) Three Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends

  • Victor Vale from “Vicious” by V.E. Schwab
  • Sevro au Barca from the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
  • Ragnar Volarus from the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Don’t judge me! Apparently I like older men and short, odd ones!


2.) Three OTPs

  • Aragorn & Arwen from “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Nemesis & Tyrus from “The Diabolic” by S.J. Kincaid
  • Lada & Mehmed from “And I Darken”

I will go down with these ships!


3.) Favorite First Kiss

Probably Kestrel and Arin in “The Winner’s Curse”, just because it’s a forbidden romance and I had to wait the entire book for it to happen!


4.) What couple had the greatest sexual tension?

Lada and Mehmed in “And I Darken” for sure! This one about drove me nuts because they both loved each other but kept it secret thinking their love was unrequited! So when they finally got together it was a giant sigh of relief from me.


On Valentine’s Day, which couple would…..

5.)….Go to a fancy restaurant?

Maybe Kestrel and Arin from “The Winner’s Curse” because they’re more mild than some of the other couples I adore.

6.)…. Have a quiet picnic/walk on the beach?

Jane and Gifford from “My Lady Jane”, they’re adorable.

7.) …. Stay at home and watch Netflix?

Nemesis and Tyrus from “The Diabolic” because they never get enough alone time!

8.)…. Go dancing?

Monte and Percy from “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” because they love to party, well mostly Monte.


9.) What couple do you want to get together?

Well everyone in the books I read end up together for the most part but one of the couples I’d like to stay together would be Lada and Mehmed from “And I Darken”.


10.) What couple do you HATE that everyone else LOVES?

Ginny x Harry, because at least Hermione ending up with Ron made more sense! It’s like JK was thinking “Hm, who should end up with Harry?” *tosses dart* “Oh, Ginny!”. That’s how I feel, I think Ginny just came out of nowhere to be Harry’s love interest, yes, he already knew her but not in a romantic way! I will forever ship Harry x Hermione.

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If you’d like to do this tag, give it a go! Just be sure to tag me and the original creator!

And Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Christmas Song Book Tag

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It’s time for another Christmas tag! I found the questions for this over on Stephanie’s blog at Adventures of a Bibliophile, so be sure to head over and check out her answers as well!

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“You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

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This one is more in a grey area than anything since he’s not just straight up a villain but I loved Victor Vale from “Vicious”! He just had those moments that made me love him, especially with how he treated Sydney and Mitch.


“All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

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Well of course there are many but I would LOVE the 10th anniversary edition of “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss since it’s just so gorgeous! I NEED IT!


“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

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I think Starr Carter from “The Hate U Give” fits this bill perfectly, a powerful character to match a powerful novel.


“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

I’m agreeing with Stephanie on the first one, Umbridge is definitely at the top of the naughty list eternally. As far as the nicest character I’m just going with Taylor from “Queens of Geek” because she is honestly such a pure person and I loved her.


“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

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Once again going with “Queens of Geek” which is very romance based and I loved every minute of it.


“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

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I absolutely loved the Scotland setting in this book!


“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

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I don’t read Christmas-y books…..at all…..because Christmas really isn’t my favorite holiday especially when it comes to books and movies and TV. I suppose if I could pick a non Christmas themed book though I’d go with “The Night Circus”.


“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

Hands down, Fred and George Weasley.


“Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

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Forever “Blackhearts” because I am never going to forgive that synopsis. Don’t promise me pirates and a Blackbeard origin story and then give me a glorified hist-fic romance instead!


“Do You Hear What I Hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

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“The Hate U Give”! I could sit and chant this one all day. Read it!

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I tag anyone who wants to give this one a go!

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Time to start doing some Christmas book tags, yay!

I found this tag on Book Snacks so make sure you go check out Analee’s answers as well!

This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 

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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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Everything in this book was perfection: the characters, world building, writing, romance, and plot. It’s an amazing book.


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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Forever, Aragorn and Arwen! I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings but no bookish romance compares to them for me.


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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The Inkworld Trilogy, those books just got better and better with each book! I also honestly have not finished that many series/trilogies because I’m awful, I’ll start them but rarely ever finish.


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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Like I said I really don’t finish that many series so I’ll have to go with Harry Potter.


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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AIDAN! It’s kind of hard to explain why he’s one of my favorites but he really grew on me while I read “Illuminae”. Don’t get me wrong he’s pretty evil but I just loved him.


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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I’m a huge fan of Jay’s world building in general since it’s fantastic in “Nevernight” as well but the lore and mythology in “Stormdancer” intrigued me just a bit more. It’s Asian-inspired and I am always a sucker for talking animal companions.


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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Well since I was just speaking of animal companions…..

Buruu is hands down my favorite he’s very intelligent and prideful, also he is extremely sassy.


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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One of the best books as far as food descriptions go is definitely “Heartless” since our main character aspires to be a baker she comes up with some scrumptious sounding treats!


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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Nemesis is a total badass but she’s also very loving and loyal as well.


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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Darrow is a great main character and since I don’t come across many male main characters that I like he’s definitely one of my faves! He develops a lot and really turns into a badass throughout the first book.


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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The closest book I can think of is “This Savage Song” in which a violin and other instruments come into play frequently.


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 read so many great ones this year, I can’t choose! I have to say though the one that really had every element in a book that I enjoy would have to be “Red Rising”. World building, characters, twist, and action!

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I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

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The Ruler of Books Tag

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This tag was created by Ariel Bissett.

I saw this tag and thought it looked like a TON of fun because you know….I love books and I’d also love to be the ruler of all books. So let’s just get right into the tag!

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1.) What book would you make everyone read?

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There are literally too many to pick from! I’m going to go with “Nevernight” by Jay Kristoff just because I love the writing style and the plot twists are INSANE, I would love to fangirl with all of my new subjects about it.


2.) What would you abolish in book construction?

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Sorry but I’d have to get rid of mass market paperbacks! They’re just too small, the font is too small, and it’s hard as hell to open and bend them in order to read them. I don’t like cracking my book spines.


3.) What author would you commission to write you any book?

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Definitely Jay Kristoff, I love his writing style and his books are always 100% entertaining! I would be PUMPED if I had a slew of new Kristoff books in my hands!


4.) What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?

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There are also quite a few of these for me as well but I’ll just go with one I happened to read this year. “The Roanoke Girls” would definitely be going down to the basement for me, I just thought it was a mess.


5.) What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

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This is a tough question but I’m going with Sana Takeda who is the artist for the Monstress series of graphic novels! Is that cheating? Her artwork is simply gorgeous.


6.) What characters face would you put on a coin?

Let’s just go with Harry Potter and be done with this question, those books were very important to me growing up (and still now) so I’d definitely put him on a coin.


7.) What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2017 Prize to?

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I’ve read plenty of amazing books this year but I’m going to have to go with “Red Rising” on this one! Everything about that book was awesome from the writing to the characters to the plot, I could gush forever.

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I tag any of you who would like to do this tag!

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