Autumn Book Tag

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Autumn is definitely my favorite season, so of course I have to do a Fall/Autumn book tag.

I first saw this tag on Bookables‘ channel and I thought it would be fun to do it, but the original creator is Morgan from loveandwrite. I tag anyone and everyone who wants to do it. So let’s begin!

1. What is your favorite thing about Autumn?

Definitely the weather. I’m more of a cold person than sunny. I prefer Fall and Winter rather than Spring and Summer. I also really enjoy wearing sweaters and jeans, than tanks and shorts, so that’s another point for the Fall season.

2. What book on your shelves that reminds you of going back school/your school day?

I would have to pick any books that I’ve read in school. So Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, The Outsiders, To Kill a Mockingbird. Also, anything Shakespeare. I’m not sure about other schools in different countries, but here in Canada we start our Shakespearean class by 3rd grade.

3. Find a book on your shelf which has something Autumn related on the cover.

These three books are very ‘Autumn’ for me. Not because of the content, but just the covers. Look at it! It’s so pretty!

4. What is your favorite horror/Halloween story?

I’ve just recently started reading Thriller novels, but nothing has really shaken me to my core yet. The one graphic novel that I have read that really haunts me to this day is Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. I read this two years ago and loved it. A must read for those who loves to be scared!

through the woods

5. What is your favorite Horror Film?

I am one of the biggest scaredy cat that I know, so you would think I don’t watch horror movies. WRONG! I’ve watched almost every scary movie out there from The Exorcist to Insidious. I’m a sucker for sleepless nights and fits of bad dreams. Anyways, from all the movies that I have watched, I would have to give the award to The Exorcist. To this day I still get nightmares from that movie’s depiction of little girls becoming possessed by the devil. Mind you I’m not a hardcore watcher, I stick to mainly American films, I don’t think I have the psychological stamina to watch Japanese Horror Films.

6. Which book release are you most looking forward to?

I just posted my Fall Release 2017, and those are the main books I’m really looking forward to. If I have to narrow it down to two, it would have to be Origin by Dan Brown and Before the Devil Breaks you by Libba Bray

7. Which film release are you most looking forward to this Autumn?

I’m not much of a new release movie type of goer, unless I really want to watch the movie. I guess I would have to say Kingsman: The Golden Circle. I know it’s already out, but I still haven’t seen it, so I’ll count it.

8. Show three books that you are hoping to read this season.

Ooooo…I posted my ‘Books I want to Read this Fall‘ a few days ago and you should definitely check it out!  However, here are my top three books:

As you can tell I’m really excited for Dan Brown’s new book!

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Anyways, that’s it for me on this book tag and hope you enjoyed it! Like I said, if you want to do the tag, then TAG!

 

 

 

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Books I’ll (probably) Never Read Tag

I saw this tag on Youtube, obviously, with one of the Booktubers I follow. Original tag creator is LittleSpider9.  The concept of the tag is to answer the questions with books that you’re most likely not going to read. Almost like a anti-TBR, if that makes sense.

Anyways, lets get on with the tag!

1. A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

Carry On

This is one of those books that everyone has read and love, but I never really got in the band wagon with this spin-off. I just found the idea of this fan-fic ridiculous. Sorry! When I read Fangirl, which I also wasn’t a fan of, this storyline reminded me too much of Harry Potter. I don’t if it’s her omage to HP or an unintentional copy of the beloved series. Yes, I know I shouldn’t really criticize since I haven’t read the book, but really I have no intention of picking it up.

2. A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

Ok, I think this is one of those tags that I’m going to get a lot of hate for, but remember all, I’m not trying to hate on your favorite books, we just have different taste. For this question I’m leaning more on Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi than Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. For sure, 100% sure, I’m never going to finish Shatter Me, on the other hand Throne of Glass I’m still on the fence about. Either way I might not end up reading it as well. Celeana isn’t one of my favorite characters in the first book, but I hear the series does get better. So I’ll probably wait and see how I feel about the books when the series ends.

3. A classic that you’re just not interested in?

rome and juliet

I’m not much of a classic reader to begin with, but most likely I won’t be reading Rome and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Actually, I’m cheating a bit because I have read this before, but because of school. If I have a choice I won’t be reading this play ever again.

4. Any genre’s you never read?

It’s pretty difficult to say NEVER to any genre. As a reader you must be open to all stories, especially those that interest you. I do have a genre that I don’t naturally gravitate towards and that Contemporary Romance and Non-Fiction/Biography. I won’t say I never read them, but I don’t really go out of my way to find a book in that genre.

5. A Book on you shelf you’ll probably never read?

born at midnight

Hmmmm…I actually have a lot of books on my shelf that I haven’t read yet, but this is the one book that popped into my head when I read this question, Born at Midnight by C.C Hunter. I think I’m just done with these types of books with this type setting. It’s been over played and overwritten.

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So that’s it for this tag and hope you enjoyed it. I tag everyone and anyone who wants to do it. I actually had fun doing it and watching other people’s tags. So head on over to LittleSpider9 and watch her video.

A to Z Booktag

I saw Bookables do this tag and even though I wasn’t tag, I really thought it was a cute book tag to do.

So here it is!

A: Authors I own the Most

This is actually a tie between Rick Riordan and Laura Levine.

B: Best Sequel

Scarlet

I would have to give this one to Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I was never a fan of the first book, but the second book made me continue on with the rest of the series.

C: Currently Reading

I’m in a really bad reading funk. I haven’t picked up a book in awhile!

D: Drink of Choice

Nothing. I’m not really one of those people who drinks just for the sake of drinking. I actually need to have food to drink and I don’t usually eat while drinking.

E: E-Reader or Physical

Both. Depending on what I’m doing. I prefer Physical books, but the convenience of e-readers is quite obvious.

F: Fictional Character I would Date in High School

hmmm…I had a huge crush on Oliver Wood from Harry Potter when I was in high school. So, most likely him. Hello! He’s Quidditch captain!

G: Glad I gave this Book a Chance

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The Girl in 6E. Erotic Thriller is not the kind of genre I’m drawn to, but when I heard all the buzz about this book, I was really fascinated. I enjoyed the first book and although I wasn’t as invested on the second, I’m still glad I gave it a go.

H: Hidden Gem Book

out of the easy

Before Ruta Sepetys released her popular Salt to the Sea, she came out with her less popular book, Out of the Easy. I haven’t read the former so I really can’t compare on which is the best, but the former was an amazing read.

I: Important Reading Moment

Hunger Games

I would have to choose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. While I was in school I didn’t read as many books as I do now, but ever since the Hunger Games it almost feels like a whole new door was opened before me. The Hunger Games was also the reason I found Goodreads.

J: Just Finished

the island at the end of the world

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

K: Kind of Genre I won’t Read

I’m pretty much open to reading any genre. I have preferences of course, but if a book comes highly recommended I will at least give it a try, but the one genre I’m really not drawn to is Non-Fiction. I’m a history major and I read my fair share of History books, but for leisure reading, non-fiction is not my first choice.

L: Longest Book Read

winter

Winter by Marissa Meyer – Page Count 823

M: Major Book Hangover

winter

I don’t really want to add the same book twice, but this is actually my recent book hangover. I don’t think I’ve read a book this year yet that compares to this book. I really enjoyed the ending to this story.

N: Number of Bookcases I own

One. I stick all my books in one bookcase and some of the books are actually stacked up on the floor now. We just don’t have enough space for more bookcases.

O: One Book you Read Numerous Times

HarryPotter

Definitely, hands down, Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. I have read this countless of times. I don’t think I would ever get tired of re-reading this story.

P: Preferred Reading Place

For me it would have to be on the train. The majority of my reading is done to and from work. So I think I’m screwed once I start driving to work.

Q: Quote that Inspires you or Gives Good Memories

” We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Sirius Black Order of the Phoenix

R: Reading Regret

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I don’t really have regrets reading a certain book, but I do have regrets NOT reading a book yet. I love Lord of the Rings and everyone in my family (who enjoys reading) has read that book. I still need to power through them.

S: Series Started and Need to Finish

monsters of men

There is a lot of series that I have started and need to finish ASAP, but this would have to go to Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness. I read the first and second book of this trilogy 6 years ago and I still have not dived in to the last book.

T: Three all Time Favorite

I have a lot of favorites, but these three popped out of my head first.

U: Unapologetic Fangirl

I don’t really fangirl. If anything it would have to be anything Harry Potter Related. I’m a proud Potterhead!

V: Very Excited for the Release

The Third book in the Illuminae series and the next book written by Amie Kaufman and Meghan Spooner.

W: Worst Book Habit

I keep my book too prestine to the point that I don’t let anyone borrow my books. I don’t break the spine, or dog ear the page, I don’t even use a bookmark most of the time. I think that’s just as worst as any ‘bad book habit’

X: X Marks the Spot – 27th Book on my Bookshelf

the martian

The Martian by Andy Weir

Y: Why on the Latest Book Purchase

gathering of shadows

My most recent purchase included this. I read the first book, enjoyed it and want to continue on to the next book,

Z: zzz…Book that Kept you Late at Night

do-not-disturb

My recent late night reads. I wasn’t as impressed with it as the first book, but it was still good enough that I couldn’t put it down!

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That’s it for this tag. I thought it was really fun to try out the tag. I’m not the creator of it, but I don’t really know who is. Like I said I just watched Bookables on Youtube do this tag. So if you want to get to it, then I tag you. TAG!

12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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I’ve been looking at several book tags lately and wanted to do a holiday one. I came across this one and thought it would be cool to do it.

This tag revolves around the 12 days of Christmas and the questions around it have something to do with the song.

So here we go:

1. A Partridge in a pear tree: Favourite stand alone book

This one was a bit difficult to pick because I don’t really read a lot of stand alone novels. Since there hasn’t been many of it being released recently, its difficult for me to find one.

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I will have to go with A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This is a beautiful story of learning to let go. It’s also being made into a movie that will be released in January 2017.

2. Two Turtle Doves: Fictional OTP/Favourite ship

I’m the type of reader that doesn’t really have favourite relationships. I would actually root for a certain couple to be together but would never be obsessed on them.

these broken stars

If I had to choose a favourite couple, it would have to be Lilac and Tarver from These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I love the relationship of this two and this book in general. Then as I read the companion novels to this trilogy, I was able to see how their relationship grew and evolved.

3. Three French Hens: Favourite Trilogy

This one is also a bit difficult to choose because there are tons of really good trilogies.

I enjoy reading mysteries, that’s no secret, but there really aren’t a lot of YA novels that revolves just mysteries. This is the reason why I really love The Jasper Dent Trilogy by Barry Lyga. This is one trilogy that I actually enjoy each and every book equally and would enjoy re-reading them again.

4. Four Calling Birds: Favourite Fictional Beast/Creature

Hands down, no question ask, my favourite beast/creature is Fluffy from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling. The way Hagrid describes fluffy, he sounds like your typical dog, but with three heads.

5. Five Golden Rings: Show Five Golden Books

I can’t physically show these books to you guys, but here are five books that I do own that looks somewhat ‘golden’ or at least ‘yellow-ish’

6. Six Geese a laying: Rotten Eggs- Your Least Favourite Book

Oh man! This is actually difficult for me to pick. Not because I have a lot, only because it sucks to call out my least favourite book when thousands/millions of people love this book. Boooo…

divergent

I had such a bad relationship with this book, Divergent by Veronica Roth,  I can’t even describe it. I picked this book up because of they hype, not during the movie hype, but the book hype and I could not even enjoy myself. I disliked Trish and this book just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

7. Seven Swans a Swimming: Show a book with Water in it

ten

Just a book with water in it. Ten by Gretchen McNeil is a re-telling of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Not the very best re-telling, but it has water in it. So yea…

8. Eight Maids a Milking: Fictional Food you want to taste

HarryPotter

I know I already used Harry Potter, and will always keep using this book, but the food in these book, they all sound so good, especially the Butter Beers.

9. Nine Ladies Dancing: Favourite dance between two Character

There are a variety that I could choose from, but then I would have Harry Potter again on this list, so I’ll choose something different and go with the dance between Hitler and Yael.

wolf by wolf

I choose Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin, not because its the best dance ever, but because its the climactic event of the book. Most dances, within a book, are either awkward or whimsical, but this dance between Yael and Hitler is the turning point of the story.

10. Ten Lords a Leaping: Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptation

I really, really love this movie and watch it any time of the year. I love the book as well, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, and both teach such a good lesson to children.

11. Eleven Pipers Piping: Favourite Book-to-Movie Adaptation Soundtrack

I would also have to choose the same movie for this answer. I really love Where are you Christmas by Faith Hill. If you have not heard of this Christmas song, its a definite MUST listen.

12. Twelve Drummer Drumming: Favourite Book Ending

Hmmmm…This one book stands out for me right now because I just finished reading it.

winter

Winter by Marissa Meyer, is actually perfect ending that I’ve read in awhile. I enjoyed seeing all the characters come together in this book and how they were able to conquer Queen Levana. It may be a huge book, but it did the trick in answering all the readers questions.

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That’s it for this tag, and how you guys enjoyed it. I tag everyone who wants to do it for themselves ^_^

 

 

 

 

The Social Media Book Tag

Hello, Hello!

I’m here to do another Tag. As usual I haven’t been tagged by anyone, but I really love doing these tags. The original creator is a youtuber and her Youtube name is Faulty Devices. The questions were altered by another youtuber, Ariel Bissett. I’m going to try to suggest books that I either have read this year, or last year. So here we go!

1. TWITTER: Your favorite shortest book
graffiti moon
I love love this book by Cath Crowley.
This is a cute story about growing up, friendship and finding love in the most unusual places. When I read this I wasn’t totally blown away, but I just love the story of each and every character in the book. If you haven’t read this book I suggest you pick it up ASAP!

2. FACEBOOK: A Book everyone pressured you into reading
the knife
I don’t really give in to peer pressure, in fact I usually rebel against it, but I am glad that I eventually caved in. A lot of my GR friends were telling me how good Patrick Ness’ series is, so eventually I decided to give it a shot. Best decision ever!

3. TUMBLR: A Book you read before it was cool
angelfall
Even before this book came out in paperback I have already read it. I saw one of my GR friends review it and since it was only .99 on Kindle, I decided I might as well give it a go. I’m glad that I got to get in on the action before all the hype!

4. MYSPACE: A Book you don’t remember whether you like or not
mokingjay
I had to go further into my previously read books to find this. I loved The Hunger Games a lot and wasn’t that impressed by Catching Fire, but with Mockingjay, I remember reading it, I remember the ending, I even remember tidbits here and there, but I really can’t remember if I even liked the book. I think I was so hyped up reading this series, that I just fast read the whole book. Argh! Now it’s going to bother me!

5. INSTAGRAM: A book that was so beautiful that you had to instagram it
ruby redsapphire blueemerald green
I love these books. I’ve only read the first book, but I love how these covers look. Most of my instagram pictures have these in it. It also doesn’t hurt that Ruby Red was really good. I enjoyed reading it and will eventually get to Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green.

6. YOUTUBE: A Book that you wish would be turned into a movie
heist
This is such an amazing book with action pack scenes in almost every page. You can’t help but enjoy this series once you start it. Ally Carter is a really great writer and I enjoy the books that I read of hers. I would definitely want to see a movie version of this book

7. GOODREADS: A Book you recommend to everyone
monstrumologist
Hands down one of my favorite series so far. I enjoy reading Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist series and I wish he adds more book in the series! I definitely recommend this to EVERYONE! If you haven’t picked it up, totally a MUST!

Inside Out Book Tag

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I saw this tag and I knew I needed to do it.

So basically the tag was to associate a book to each of the main “emotion” character present in the movie. The tag was originally created by a youtuber: Kristina Horner.

JOY: Which book brings you the most joy?

I would have to go with my most favorite series and the books that got me to love reading all over again…

HarryPotter

DISGUST: Which book grossed you out the most?

This series is so good and so graphic that you can’t help but cringe on some details. But so worth the read!

monstrumologist

FEAR: The book that scared you more than anything

There really isn’t any book that scared me so much that I couldn’t fall asleep in the dark, but this book did creep me out a bit because of the way the people became crazy.

dark inside

SADNESS: Which book made you cry the hardest?

I usually try to move away from books that had sad endings or that is just sad in general. This made me shed a few tears tho…

out of the easy

ANGER: Which book pissed you off?

I know a lot of people like this book, but this book just made me, not pissed, but annoyed. Really there were parts in the book that I just can’t wrap my mind around it.

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Well, that’s all for this tag. Hope you guys like it and if you want to also do the tag, then feel free. I wasn’t tagged, but still wanted to do it. ^_^

Unpopular Opinion Tag

This is an actual original youtube tag created by TheBookArcher. Although I do a tag every Tuesday with the Broke and the Bookish, I saw this on youtube and thought I might take a crack at it. If it goes great I might do other youtube tags.

Disclaimer: I must warn readers, I will be discussing popular books in a negative way, if you it’s not something that you like, then I suggest you skip this post. These are my opinions and I don’t mean to hurt or discriminate anybody.

1. A Popular book or series that you didn’t like
Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
I read the first book of this series and wasn’t that impressed with the characters. I enjoyed Roth’s world building, but that was it. I will try her other series if she comes out with them, but I will pass this one.

Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
I know I will get a lot of hate for this, but Twilight is not a series that I love. The fist book I admit I enjoyed. Besides the instalove, there really wasn’t anything I disliked about it. I was entertained by the story. Then New Moon was released, and Bella was all useless without Edward, argh! I even read up until Eclipse hoping Bella would get better. Nope. So I didn’t bother with the last and will never re-read this series.

2. A Popular book or series that everyone else seem to hate but you love
There really isn’t much books that I like and everyone seems to hate. I’m pretty much easy to please and would tend to read books that people usually like. The books/series that did get a low rating on Goodreads, but I highly enjoyed are:
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The Diviners by Libba Bray
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
I’m not saying they are hated, but they did get a lower-ish rating compared to the other books I’ve read.

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with or and OTP(One True Pairing) that you don’t like
I don’t really have an answer for this. I try not to pick ‘sides’ right away. The one pairing that did confuse me was Harry Potter’s choice. Didn’t see that coming, but at the same time it’s not like I hated it, just it was all of a sudden. Other than that, I’m good.

4. A Popular book genre that you hardly reach for
YA Contemporary and Romance. I’m not saying that I hate this genre, it’s just not something I’m drawn to. I must read this genre when I’m in the mood for it or else I won’t be able to finish it.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like
I guess taking a character from one of the series that I dislike, I would have to choose Bella Swan. I couldn’t stand her throughout the book. She was whinny and annoying, especially in the Eclipse book. She lost all sense of being just because her boyfriend left. Uncool and not a great example for teens.

6. A Popular author that you can’t seem to get into
Rainbow Rowell
I am so sorry to say this, but Rainbow Rowell is not an author that I think I will get into. As much as I wanted to like her, I just don’t think her books are for me. I picked up Fangirl this year and it wasn’t my kind of read. I don’t know if I had high expectations for it, but I found myself not liking it. Then the ending, argh the ending! I don’t even think that should be considered an ending.

7. A Popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing
Love Triangles. I think its done. I want to read a book/series were there are no love triangles. Write one guy or girl for the protagonist. Love triangles doesn’t make me want to read a series more. It doesn’t add or take away from my enjoyment either.

8. A Popular series that you have no interest in reading
I have no interest whatsoever to read any of these series. I tried picking up the first book of each one, but they never captivated me to even finish or continue it.
Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare
Read the first one, didn’t enjoy it.

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
I tried to read the first book several time and even tried listening to it in audio. Nothing worked. DNF

Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia
I’m sorry to say, but I didn’t even try to pick up any of these books. Its just really not something I would like

9. The saying goes “The books is always better than the movie,” but what movie or T.V show adaptation do you prefer more than the book
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I hate to repeat book, but I would have to pick this for obvious reasons. I couldn’t get into the book, but I really enjoyed the movie

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Don’t get me wrong, I really love the book, but I have a special place for this movie. I really enjoyed it and usually watch the movie more than I re-read the book.

That’s all for this tag and hope everyone like it. To those who got offended, Sorry, but I did warn you from the beginning. Thanks to TheBookArcher for making the tag!