The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

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Of course since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow I’ll be doing this tag! As you all know I’m not big on romances in books or romance books so I will try and do my best!

I found this on As Told by Tina and the original creator of this tag is CC’s Books.

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1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

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I gave this book 5 stars because it’s just so unique, silly, and entertaining! Highly recommended by the way…..


2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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This is an absolutely amazing book. Period. Full of action, adventure, and heartbreak (seriously YOU WILL CRY). This is dystopian mixed with sci-fi as the people of Earth moved onto this planet.


3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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A fantastic book with it’s own plot and world building but also contains four fairy tale retellings too. I thought this book was so interesting and it definitely needs to be talked about more, such an underrated book!


4.) Favorite Book Couple

***** SPOILERS FOR THE DIABOLIC BY S.J. KINCAID BELOW*****

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Nemesis & Tyrus

It really is rare that I enjoy romances in YA books let alone slowly pine away waiting for the characters to love each other. In the case with this book it was both, I really liked that it was a slow burn romance and Nemesis and Tyrus really are perfect for each other….

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5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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Of course there are many popular books that everyone has read and loved that I have yet to get to but one I’m really excited to get to is “Red Rising” especially since I’m sure I’ll love it!


6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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I have this on my shelf and it really is gorgeous, however, I wasn’t a HUGE fan of “Crimson Bound” by Rosamund Hodge so we will see if I actually enjoy this one…..


7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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Another one on my TBR that sounds interesting enough even if the cover is off-putting for me, it makes it look too fluffy (I know it really isn’t) but I’m still confident I’ll enjoy this book.


8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would given them to you.

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I don’t really do book boyfriends all that much but I’ll go with either Kell from “A Daker Shade of Magic” or Victor Vale from “Vicious”. V.E. Schwab sure does know how to make them…..


9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

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Well if I was I’d be reading either “The Forbidden Wish” or “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”, watching no TV (because I don’t know of any romantic type shows I’d actually enjoy), and watching my favorite rom-com Sweet Home Alabama!


10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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There aren’t too many new releases I’m confidant I will LOVE but one I’m a little more sure of is “The Valiant” because the main character is a female gladiator, which just sounds badass.

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Spread the “LOVE'”! I tag you!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Michelle @ Book Adventures
Lauren @ Wonderless Reads

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Emma @ After Butterfly Rain

Debbie @ Debbie’s Library

Kelly @ Here’s To Happy Endings
Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read
Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

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The Sims Book Tag

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I was tagged to do this amazing book tag by my friend Michelle @ Book Adventures! Thank you Michelle and you guys be sure to head over and not only check out her answers for this but also her amazing blog! I mean it…..do it, do it now!

I’m actually really excited to do this tag finally because I freaking love The Sims!

This tag was originally created by Booktuber Hailey in Bookland.

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The Original Sims – The best author debut.

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Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

This was an absolutely excellent debut and I cannot wait to read more by this author, she did such a wonderful job with her world building and weaving so many different fairy tale retellings into it! (highly recommend checking this out by the way!)


The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.

*****WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER BELOW!!!*****

(Even though I feel like everyone knows anyways….)

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How about just all of the Harry Potter deaths, that about sums it up. These all DESTROYED ME!

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Sims Getting Stuck – A character that just got in the way.

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Maia from  “Fate of Flames” is one of the most worthless characters I’ve ever come across, she was the main character and I feel like she did nothing but get in the way and fuck everything up!


Simlish – A book with amazing writing.

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“Daughter of Smoke and Bone” & “Lips Touch: Three Times” by Laini Taylor, seriously has the most gorgeous writing ever! Also “The Forbidden Wish” by Jessica Khoury deserves an honorable mention as well!


Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.

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I read this a long time ago when I was in middle school but I read “Inkheart” and it was good but nothing crazy amazing but when I read the sequel “Inkspell” it blew my mind! It was so much better! The finale “Inkdeath” is just as good as well. Definitely a series that got better as it went.


Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.

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Of course there are PLENTY of YA books that have insta-love but this book was one of the worst ones because of said insta-love but also because this book turned out to be more insta-lovey romance than anything that involved pirates. I was infuriated, I don’t think I’ve ever been more mad at a book….


 Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.

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I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi so technically ALL the books I read are unrealistic….but I’ll go with “Throne of Glass” being unrealistic anyways since the main character is supposed to be the deadliest assassin in the kingdom and she spend the book 1.) not killing anyone 2.) talking about shoes and dresses 3.) being moony-eyed over TWO different boys and 4.) complaining.

So yeah I would say this was unrealistic…..


Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.

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Maia from “Fate of Flames”. Again.


Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.

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I actually haven’t really finished a ton of series, I’m good at starting them and never finish them but one that definitely got WORSE was the “House of Night” series by P.C. & Kirsten Cast. I read the first book and it was just okay but that series just kept going on and on and on and on needlessly. I don’ even know why I continued with it for as long as I did!


The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.

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I’m going to go with both the “Gone” series by Michael Grant and the “Jasper Dent” series by Barry Lyga. Both are absolutely amazing and pretty dark,  and I was obsessed with both of them and could not stop reading until I finished both series!

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Tag! You’re It!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

And of course any of you who would like to do this tag as well! 

The Sassy

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

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Christmas is in 3 days! Woohoo! Let’s get into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas book tag! I was tagged to do this by my blogging bestie Michelle @ Book Adventures so make sure to head over and check out her answers for this tag and give her a follow!

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Anticipation – The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating.

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I’m definitely the most excited for these 4 books “Carve The Mark” and “Caraval” both come out in January and “Daughter of the Pirate King” and “Empress of a Thousand Skies” come out in February.

I’m on a sci-fi kick so I want all of the YA sci-fi I can get, I also have been dying for an actual YA pirate book, and “Caraval” is super hyped and has tons of great reviews so I want to see what that’s all about.


Christmas Songs & Carols – What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises.

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I would go with Jay Kristoff because since reading 4 of his books (all 5 star ratings except “Gemina” which got 4) this year I can’t help but recommend them to everyone and sing his praises! If you love brutal, fast-paced, and great plot twists I’d recommend checking out his books.


Gingerbread Houses – What book or series has wonderful world building.

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Okay well besides all of  Kristoff’s books that I just mentioned I’d have to say “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor has some fantastic world-building! I can’t wait to continue on with the series too.


A Christmas Carol – Favorite classic or one that you want to read.

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I don’t read a lot of classics because I find it hard to get into the writing a lot of the time. My favorite classic is “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien though.


Christmas Sweets – What book would you love to receive for Christmas.

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Of course there are LOADS of books I’d like to get for Christmas but they one I’m looking for the most is “The Night Circus” because tons of people love it and recommend it (Michelle included!) and I really need to read it.


Candles in the Window – What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling.

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I don’t read a lot of books that are warm or fuzzy but this book ,while tragic at times, was absolutely magical and adorable.


Christmas Trees & Decorations – What are some of your favorite book covers.

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Apparently I have a weakness for purple…..


Christmas Joy – What are some of your favorite things about Christmas.

Getting to spend time with family and friends first of all because that’s important of course! Then I’ll have to go with Michelle and say Christmas lights because they’re just so pretty, I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights. Lastly I’ll say gifts both giving and receiving I looooove Christmas gifts!

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I’m not going to tag anyone this time around since I feel I’ve been racking up tags for everyone so if you want to do this tag go right ahead!

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The Jingle Bell Tag

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December is of course going to be the month where I fill this blog full of Christmas posts and end of the year bookish lists so what better way to kick that off then to start out with the first Christmas book tag I was tagged in?

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This tag was created by Richard @ The Humpo Show who also tagged me to do this wonderful book tag! Be sure to head over and check the original tag out as well as Richard’s awesome blog! I was also tagged by Michelle @ Book Adventures who is one of my best blogging buddies so of course I’m going to yell at all of you to get over there and follow her blog!

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“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?

The Night Circus

So I gave out a semi-biggish list of books I want for Christmas but I’m REALLY hoping I get “The Night Circus”! This is such a popular book and EVERYONE seems to love it so I want to see what all the hype is about. Also this way Michelle @ Book Adventures can be satisfied, haha!


“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” | What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

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SO MANY! But I’ll go with “Illuminae” by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman because it’s action packed and uniquely formatted.

You can read my full review of “Illuminae” here.


“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” | Which book has the most festive look to it?

Kingdom of Ash and Briars

I don’t really have many festive (or Christmas themed) books but I think “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” fits this time of year pretty well as it has a very winter-y and pretty cover.

You can read my full review of “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” here.


Elf | What book unleashes your inner child?

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Harry Potter is the only honest answer I can really give and I know most people will answers with this but hey whatever! Harry Potter pretty much IS my childhood after all.


The Grinch | Your favorite villain…

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Okay so BESIDES Harry Potter characters I’ll go with my favorite anti-hero/villain kind of: Victor Vale from “Vicious” by V.E. Schwab.

You can read my full review of “Vicious” here.


The Holiday | Name your favorite TWO couples…

Without saying all of the obvious, fantastic Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings couples…..

Karou & Akiva “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor

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The forbidden love trope at it’s finest.

Zahra & Aladdin “The Forbidden Wish” by Jessica Khoury

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These two had a slow-burn and their romance was so adorable that I couldn’t help but love them together.

I talk a lot more about why I loved these romances in my full reviews!

You can read my full review of “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” here.

You can read my full review of “The Forbidden Wish” here.


What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

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Okay so I mentioned “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” earlier and I’d love to pick it again (because it’s underrated and FANTASTIC) but I’ll pick a different book: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. I think this is a great book everyone should read and that I also think will suit most tastes! I really wish I could get you all a copy of this……

You can read my full review of “My Lady Jane” here. 

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Tag! You’re It!

I’ll tag a few of my newest followers! Of course if you wanna do this tag consider yourself tagged as well!

Also if you don’t want to do this, definitely don’t feel like you have to!

Grace @ Books and Bemusings

Bethany @ The Bookworm Girl

Iman Ali @ Muggles and Mundanes

Emma @ After Butterfly Rain

Elle @ Bookishh

Krysti @ YA and Wine

Betty @ The Geeky Bibliophile

Tiana @ The Book Raven

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Over 400 Followers & The Get To Know Me Tag

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I was tagged to do this by two amazing bloggers: Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd and Laura @ Bibliofagista! I’ve known Ariana basically since I started my blog and she’s one of my closest blogging buddies so definitely go check her out and Laura’s blog was a very recent discovery but her blog is just as awesome so check her out as well! Thank you both for tagging me!

I also recently reached over 400 followers a few days ago and I’d like to first take a moment to thank all of you, my wonderful readers, for following me and reading my posts! It really does mean the world to me to get to talk to so many other book lovers! I thought that this would be a really great time to do this tag so all of you can get to know me a little better.

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Vital Stats

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Name: Heather
Nicknames: None, unfortunately there aren’t many nicknames for Heather. Although my family has weird, random nicknames for me one being Lucy.
Birthday: September 29th
Star Sign: Libra
Occupation: Secretary

Appearance

Hair Color: Naturally? A lightish brown. Right now? Blonde. I like my hair blonde much better.
Hair Length: Long, down to the middle of my back. I like to keep it that long though too!
Eye Color: Green and I’m oddly proud of this.
Best Feature: I guess I’d say my eyes since I like the color and I have long lashes.
Braces: Nope, never and I’m very happy with that. I actually have very, very straight teeth.
Piercings: Once on both ears and then a nose piercing, although I wish I had more!
Tattoos: None right now but hopefully in the future.
Right or Left: Righty!

Firsts

Real Holiday: Um I wish this one was more specific because I don’t remember the ones when I was very little but I’d say the first one I remember was when I was 5 I went to Disneyland.
Best Friend: The first one would be either my cousin or a boy I went to daycare prior to school with. I’m still obviously very close with my cousin though.

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Award: I think the first one would have been when I was in 3rd grade and my short story won a writing contest we had, I have no idea if this was a contest just within our school or what but I was damn proud.
Sport: T-Ball and dance. Which for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically baseball for little kids and we hit the ball off of a tee rather than have it pitched to us. I’m definitely not one for sports though although I was decent at baseball but sports aren’t for me and I’m a terrible dancer.

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Concert: AC/DC in 8th grade. I was PUMPED okay? I like classic rock…a lot.

Favorites

Film: I’m going to kind of cheat and say the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy because I love all of them!

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TV Show: Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, and American Horror Story. (Sorry I can’t just pick one)
Color: Black and Green
Song: Really? Who honestly has just one favorite song? I’ll just say my most listened to song currently is “Irresistible” by Fall Out Boy and no not the one with Demi Lovato….I hate that one.
Restaurant: A local restaurant of ours Rhombus Guys which is a pizza place. I love pizza.
Shop: Books-A-Million, Target, Sephora, and Hot Topic.

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Books: Too many! A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, “Illuminae” by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, and “Vicious” by V.E. Schwab just to name a few though!
Shoes:
Flip Flops and Boots no specific brand.

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Currently

Feeling: Tired and slightly stressed (so many books and posts I need to finish!).
Single or Taken: Taken!
Eating: Nothing right now but if I could I’d be eating some sort of chip…I love chips.

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Thinking About: This post, the posts I have to write, the books I need to read, and my best friend’s wedding coming up this weekend of course!
Watching: This computer screen…..but when I’m done I’ll be re-watching American Horror Story: Asylum for fun.
Wearing: Yoga pants and a baggy long-sleeved shirt…comfy warm things.

Future

Want Children: Yes and no I’m kind of undecided but definitely not right now.
Want To Be Married: Yes, for sure!
Careers In Mind: None really at the moment, sorry I’m boring.
Where You Want To Live: Here in the North Dakota/Minnesota area or maybe in Wisconsin with my other side of the family. Unrealistically though I’d love to live somewhere over in Europe or the Eastern United States!

Do You Believe In

God: I’d like to say yes but sometimes I’m not too sure, I’m young I have time to figure my beliefs out.
Miracles: Yes, I do actually.
Love At First Sight: Definitely not. I believe you can be attracted to someone right away but not love that’s something that comes with time in my opinion.
Ghosts: Yes, I do pretty strongly. I’m not a fanatic or anything though.
Aliens: No.
Soul Mates: No. I do believe that there is someone perfect out there for everyone but not soul mates.
Heaven: Yes or at least some form of it.
Hell: Maybe not Hell exactly but I’d like to think that the really evil people in life get punished.
Kissing On The First Date: Sure, no big deal! I did on my first date with my boyfriend I have now.
Yourself: Sometimes, but deep down always.

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Tag! You’re It:
(Sorry if you’ve already done this and as always no obligations to do the tag!)

Lauren @ Wonderless Reads

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Alex @ Young At Heart

Jordan @ Her Paper Adventure

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books

Nicole @ BooksInked

Ola @ Ola Reads Books

Hannah @ Mortal Reader

Esther @ Chapter Adventures

Emily @ Rose Read
Georgie @ Good Book Vibes

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques

Luna @ Luni Reads

Jordyn @ J. Bookish

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature
Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews

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The Birthday Book Tag

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Hey guys! I’m definitely looking to be back to blogging this coming month since I’m getting a little more back on track AND October is my favorite month containing my favorite holiday: Halloween! I’m hoping to have a TBR list of all the spooky books I plan on reading up on Saturday!

Also the reason I’m doing this tag today is because it’s my birthday, woohoo! I’m 22 years old and I’ve had Taylor Swift stuck in my head all day so far….

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So anyways I found this lovely little birthday book tag via Kat @ Book Whore, I’m not sure who the original creator is so if you know give me a heads up so I can link it!

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1.) Count Your Birthday Along Your Bookshelf and Then Subtract Your Birth Month

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That would be #20 on my bookshelf and that is “Eon” by Alison Goodman…which I read part of but had to return to the library and then bought it because it was awesome and STILL haven’t finished it! Yay for slacking!


2.) If You Could Spend Your Birthday With Any Fictional Character Who Would It Be and Why?

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Wow, there are way too many to choose from! I’d have to go with Fred and George Weasley because you can’t JUST pick one! I feel like they’d definitely make my birthday the most fun by pranking people and having fun in general.


3.) Find A Book That Takes Place In The Season You Were Born In

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That would be Fall where I live and I really can’t recall myself reading any books explicitly about fall so I had to look one up and I ended up with”Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater. From what I’ve read of her Raven Cycle series I think I would love anything she writes but I’m not too sure about this one. If any of you have read The Wolves of Mercy Falls series please let me know if they’re even “fall books” and also what you thought of it in general I’d love to hear some thoughts!


4.) Find A Book That Is The Color of Your Birthstone

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Since my birthday is in September my birthstone is a sapphire sooo “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” fits the bill! Also…this is a fantastic book just saying.


5.) Pick A Book Set In A Time Period, World, or Country You Would Like To Have Been Born In

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Okay so besides the obvious choices such as the world of Harry Potter or Middle Earth I’ll just go with a time period book. “And I Darken” by Kiersten White is set in 1400’s Europe (and sort of the Middle East) and that would definitely be my choice. Why? Because anything with a medieval setting reminds me of a fantasy setting so…close enough.

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That wraps up this tag! If it’s your birthday today as well firstly Happy Birthday and feel free to do this tag too, otherwise keep this tag in mind for your own birthdays coming up guys! Thanks for reading!

The Sassy

The Reader Confession Tag

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I was tagged to do this by Beth over at Betwixt The Pages, thanks Beth!

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1.) Have you ever damaged a book?

Well….not on purpose. I think the worst thing I ever did was spill grape juice on part of my copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when I was little so the last half of the book is wrinkled and stained at the top.

2.) Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Nope, never. I try to treat other people’s books even better than I treat my own because they don’t belong to me.

3.) How long does it take you to read a book?

This really depends both on how much free time I get and the book itself. If I’m enjoying the book I can easily finish it in maybe 3 days, so usually I can finish at least 1 to 2 books in a week.

4.) Books that you haven’t finished?

I don’t DNF books very often, even if the book is really bad I can usually stick it out to the end but sometimes it happens. I have only officially DNF’d two books: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Once Upon a Dream.

5.) Hyped/ Popular books you didn’t like?

Please don’t kill me but I loathed:

“City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare

“Fallen” by Lauren Kate

“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer

The House of Night series by PC & Kristin Cast

Although I m going to continue with the Lunar Chronicles!

6.) Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

I never feel like I have to hide what I’m reading although I might be the teensiest bit embarrassed about reading any fluffy romance books just because that’s not what I usually read.

7.) How many books do you own?

Around 300 including eBooks, I really don’t keep a proper count.

8.) Are you a fast reader or a slow reader?

This kind of goes right along with question #3, it depends on how much I’m liking the book I’m reading. If it’s enjoyable I’m a faster reader but if it’s not enjoyable it will take me forever. Normally though I’m just kind of a …medium reader.

9.) Do you like to buddy read?

Yes! I love being able to read a book with a friend and discuss since…I don’t really have any family and friends that like to read as much as I do! So bring on the book buddy friendship!

10.) Do you read better in your head or out loud?

 In my head for sure. The only time I ever enjoy reading out loud is if it’s a funny book and I think others want to listen.

11.) If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien because technically they’re one giant book and weren’t actually meant to be published as three separate books. Besides if it was the ONLY book I owned maybe I’d finally read it.

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Tag! You’re It

(Sorry if you’ve already done this tag, feel free to ignore this!)

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature

Hannah @ A Mortal Reader

Melissa @ In A Bookish World

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The Harry Potter Tag

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I was tagged to do this by both Michelle @ Book Adventures and Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd , these ladies are both absolutely fantastic bloggers so make sure you head over to their blogs and check it out! Seriously, do it.

This tag and all of these lovely Harry Potter themed images were created by Lashaan and Trang from Bookidote! The only rule of the tag: you cannot use Harry Potter books for any of your answers.

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A book where you found the theme interesting , but you’d like to rewrite it.

Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Unhooked

A darker Peter Pan retelling with a potential love triangle between the MC and young adult versions of Hook and Pan? Yeah that drew me in right away, but it was not dark or twisted, the love triangle wasn’t as great as it should have been, and these versions of Hook and Pan were boring. If it were up to me to rewrite it I would actually add some darker, creepy elements to the story as well as make Hook and Pan a little more swoon-worthy.

You can find my review here. 

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The first book in a series that got you hooked.

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I haven’t finished this series YET but as soon as I finished the this first book I went out and bought ALL of the other 3 books. So yeah, I guess you could say I was hooked and I can’t wait to finish!

You can find my review here. 

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A book you wish you could have right now.

And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And the Trees Crept In

There sure are a lot of books I wish I could have right now! Normally I would probably go with “Gemina” but I REALLY need some good old fashioned creepy horror right now and this book is sure to be perfect! I really enjoyed Kurtagich’s other book “The Dead House” and I’m sure I won’t be disappointed with this one either.

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A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice #1) by Christina Henry

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)

This book definitely falls under both senses! It was a five star read for me it had everything I wanted: a dark, twisted plot, morally ambiguous characters, and fantastic writing. Not to mention it is a horror book so it definitely is “killer”.

You can find my review here. 

 

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A book that you found really confusing.

Bliss by Lauren Myracle

Bliss

I read this book a looooong time ago and never reviewed it but I do remember when I read it that I was confused as hell! I felt like there was too much trying to be crammed in and at the same time nothing was explained well enough which all lead up to an unsatisfying ending. Not a fan.

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Your spirit animal book.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

I am a sucker for fantasy novels. Especially when they contain 100% badass heroines, unique and in depth world building/mythology, Thunder Tiger companions, and chainsaw katanas. There’s a lot going on but seriously best way to sum up this book: badass. I just really feel like “Stormdancer” is my spirit animal book, read this and you will know me! Not really but you should read it anyways!

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A dark, twisted book.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Dark Places

Dammit! I already used “Alice” by Christina Henry….well just so you all know that’s my real answer! The next best thing to that, though, is anything Gillian Flynn writes especially “Dark Places”. It shows the very dark and twisty side of human nature.

You can find my review here.

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A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.

Lips Touch: Three Times

So at first glance at both the cover and the description you’d think this is some sappy, trope-filled, romance book when in fact it’s so much more. While it IS a very romance focused book it’s very unique, the writing is absolutely gorgeous and the stories are filled with original mythology. This was such a wonderfully surprising book!

You can find my review here.

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nominees

***No obligations to do this tag and sorry if you’ve already done it before, if that’s the case please leave a link to it so I can check out your answers!!***

Brooke @ Brooke’s Books

Isabella @ The Book Pandas

Esther @ Chapter Adventures

Beth @ Reading Every Night

Nessa @ Bookish Nessa

Cassidy @ The Little Book Cottage

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Christine Joyce @ The Book Harpy

Britt @ Geronimo Reads

Hannah @ A Mortal Reader

Donna @ Chocolate ‘N Waffles

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critques

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The TBR Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday(4)

I haven’t done a good ol’ book tag in such a long time! I’ve got a looooong list of them as well and I’m very behind so sorry to all of you who’ve nominated me recently I’ll get to it….eventually! I was nominated to do this tag by Reg at She Latitude and Ashley at Dreaming Through Literature thank you to you both and all of you readers be sure to head over and check out both of these ladies’ blogs, they’re awesome!

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How Do You Keep Track Of Your TBR Pile?

I pretty much just use Goodreads to add books to my TBR and keep track of what all is on there, I’m a hardcore mood reader so I don’t really prioritize any books unless it’s an ARC. I just kind of read whatever I feel like reading. *shrugs*

Is Your TBR Mostly Print or eBook?

Definitely mostly print books but I do have quite a few eBooks as well, I’m just a sucker for pretty covers…..

A Book That’s Been Been on Your TBR List The Longest

Um…..I don’t think I can quite pinpoint the book that has been on it the longest but it’s probably “The Lord of the Rings” by JRR Tolkien. Love the movies, read “The Hobbit”, but haven’t quite gotten to these books yet. A day may come when I finally get to read them but……

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After

This was recommended to me by Ashley at Dreaming Through Literature and I very much trust her opinions on graphic novels so I checked it out of course and then added it to my TBR. I’m really new to graphic novels still so I definitely appreciate recommendations for newbies like myself.

“An Adventure Time/Alice in Wonderland-style epic that smashes it’s cute little face against grown-up, Tank Girl/Deadpool-esque violent madness. Follow Gert, a forty year old woman stuck in a six year olds body who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly thirty years. Join her and her giant battle-axe on a delightfully blood soaked journey to see who will survive the girl who HATES FAIRYLAND.”

A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because of its Beautiful Cover

Labyrinth Lost

I saw “Labyrinth Lost” floating around for a while and just had zero interest in it but the more I saw it the more I just loved the cover and the more my interest grew. I mean look at it! It’s gorgeous! So eventually I added it to my TBR because it was too beautiful and then the description actually sounded pretty good as well, I have an eARC of this too. I almost regret getting an eARC because now I won’t have the beautiful physical copy.

A Book on Your TBR You Never Plan on Reading

House of Leaves

Honestly I do plan on reading all of the books on my TBR, because what’s the point of adding them and taking up virtual space if you’re not going to read them? I like to keep my list remotely organized.

But if there is a book I may never get to it would be “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski. It’s something that sounds interesting and the format is unique buuuuuut I probably won’t ever read it.

An Unpublished Book on Your TBR That You’re Excited For

And the Trees Crept In

Soooo excited for this since I really enjoyed Dawn Kurtagich’s debut book “The Dead House”, the title sounds deliciously creepy, and the cover is gorgeous! I love some creepy YA horror and I think this one will be amazing.

A Book on Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

Pretty much everyone has read this book! Everyone! Since it’s by Sarah J. Maas that’s no big surprise considering how insanely popular her Throne of Glass series is. I do have a physical copy of this book waiting on my shelf for me but since I didn’t really love “Throne of Glass” I’m a little leery of reading this one.

A Book on Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You

The Night Circus

This is a book that’s very popular, everyone has read it, everyone re-reads it, and everyone recommends it. At least it feels that way to me, a lot of my blogger friends loooove this book so that’s basically all the recommendation I need!

A Book on Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read

My Lady Jane

“My Lady Jane”!!!!!! I’m putting myself on a bit of a book-buying ban otherwise this baby would be in my hands now! From the sample I read it sounds hilarious and charming, I just can’t wait to read it!

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Tag! You’re It (I’m going to tag a couple of the newest blogs I’ve followed!):

If you’ve already done this tag or just don’t want to that’s fine!

Daayla @ Bookish Daayla

Allie @ Whispers of Reverie

Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

Isabella @ The Book Pandas

Jananee @ Head in Her Books

And if you’d like to give this tag a try consider yourself tagged as well!

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The Bohemian Rhapsody Book Tag

Top Ten Tuesday (2)

I was tagged by the always wonderful Michelle over at Book Adventures where she hosts a weekly feature called Book Tag Thursdays (which this tag was a part of) so be sure to head on over and check that out. Book Tag Thursdays is tons of fun so I hope you decide to participate! This tag was originally created by Emma at The Bookish Underdog.

Also I’m just going to say who doesn’t love this song? I mean just hearing the words “Bohemian Rhapsody” instantly gets it stuck in my head and I love it.

I’ll link up each book I choose with my reviews if I have them as well! Also there will be excessive use of gifs!

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Mama,  Just Killed A Man: A fictional character’s death that really upset you.

****Spoilers for The Knife of Never Letting Go!!!!!****

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I’m following suit with Michelle and saying Manchee from “The Knife of Never Letting Go” because honestly I felt like a shallow husk of my former self after reading through that. I mean he’s a sweet, loyal, talking dog! Who does that?! Patrick Ness apparently.


Carry On, Carry On: Pick a book that was hard to keep reading, but was worth it in the end.

I don’t really have many of these and I didn’t want to pick the same book as Michelle again (because “Gone Girl” is the perfect answer) so I’m going with “The Winner’s Curse”.  This wasn’t anything excruciating to read through but the beginning was pretty slow and uneventful, however pushing through to the end was very worth it. All of the action and politics picked right up and makes you scramble for the sequel!


Sends Shivers Down My Spine: Pick a book with a beautiful cover/spine.

“Vengeance Road” even though this book wasn’t my favorite I still think the cover is absolutely gorgeous, so much detail!


Goodbye Everybody, I’ve Got To Go: A book that you couldn’t finish.

“Once Upon A Dream”, a twisted retelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Sounds awesome right? Wrong. It is not awesome. The writing and characters and story were all bland, bland, bland. I couldn’t even finish half of the book let alone the whole thing.


Thunderbolt and Lightning, Very, Very Frightening: Which book did you find very, very frightening. 

“The Girl From The Well” because I’m a big baby, some people didn’t find this book scary at all but I was terrified. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I watched “The Grudge” when I was in the 4th grade and I was so scared I couldn’t sleep alone for a week. So if you want to scare me…..Asian girls with long dark hair in their faces.

Don’t get me wrong though this was the FUN kind of scared, if that makes sense.


Bismillah, No! We Will Not Let You Go: Which book/series do you wish there had been more of.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians (but really who wouldn’t say Harry Potter for this? I figured everyone would say that though). I zipped right through this entire series and I KNOW Rick Riordan has other series based in the same setting but I loved Percy okay?


Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia: Which book/series should be made into a musical?

 Okay, okay picture this “A Song of Ice and Fire: The Musical”. Can you imagine the Red Wedding with song and dance? I can and it’s glorious. I apologize for not really taking this question seriously….


The Head Banging Bit: Which book made you face-palm?

“Blackhearts” because I wanted actual pirates and not this whole insta-love-fest that I actually got….. with zero pirates.

And to this book I say:


Oh Baby, Can’t Do This To Me, Baby: Pick a moment from a book where you felt the author was being mean to you.

“Nimona” because it ended and there wasn’t more.


Nothing Really Matters To Me: Which characters did you not care about?

Pretty much everyone from “City of Bones” I was not a fan of this book at all and I could have cared less about any of the characters.

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I’m not going to tag anybody this time around but PLEASE feel free to do this tag if you want to! You’re tagged! Spread the “Bohemian Rhapsody” love!!

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