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Thursday Tags – Ultimate Book Tag

I googled for a tag to do this week and I came across the Ultimate Book Tag. My googling told me that this particular one was created by Megan on Goodreads and was made for Chapter Chicks YouTube Channel. Its an oldy and a long one but I am very excited to just jump right in.

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

At times I do feel a bit ill but for the most part no I don’t get sick while reading in the car. I survived at least 2 hours in the car/bus going back and forth from home to school and back by reading.

2. Which Author’s writing style is completely unique to you & why?

I think I am going to have to go with Leslye Walton who wrote The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. Just the way she presented the story and the overall idea and presentation of it is what made me decide on her.

3. Harry Potter or Twilight Saga? (3 Points to defend your answer)

So I still, even though I have started the first book, to actually read the Harry Potter series. While I don’t think its a master piece anymore, Twilight did make a really big impact on my reading life and I will always be thankful for it.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so what is in it? (Besides books)

I don’t tend to carry my physical books or my kindle with me anymore since I started getting more into audiobooks. But when I did they would go in my handbag and that generally always has the following in it:

  • Wallet
  • Phone
  • Keys
  • Painkillers
  • A Pen
  • Lipstick
  • Compact Mirror
  • Headphones
  • Shopping Bags
  • And a few other random things that come and go.

5. Do you smell your books?

This is a dumb question because what person who has physical books is going to say no to this one?

 

6. Books with or without illustrations?

This depends on the age range and the book. I think childrens books require illustrations and anything older doesn’t need them. However, there have been some books in the older ranges who have had an illustration that really brought something to the book. If they are going to have them, they have to bring something. They can’t just be in there for the sake of it.

7. What book did you love while reading, but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

The first two series that pop into my head are Twilight and Fallen. While I would say I still like both of the series and might read them again, I can see now that they are not masterful books.

 

 

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please Share

Its not funny, but I used to really struggle to read and spell (something I think related to dyslexia but I was never checked out) and hated every moment of people making me do these things in school. Then one day one of my favourite teachers brought in a program that for every certain amount of pages you read from a book, you got a book. This changed everything for me. I devoured books from this point on.

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling at 105 pages.

 

 

 

10. Thickest book on your shelf?

The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody at 1108. Over a thousand more pages than my smallest.

 

 

 

 

11. Do you write as well as you read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

Yes. But I don’t say this with much confidence. I have dabbled and written a few things, but I am just organising myself to write something for the first time outside of school and I am very excited and hesitant about starting it.

12. When did you get into reading?

I touched on this a little in question 8. I would have been in year 6 I think when this all started to happen.

13. What is your favourite classic book?

Easily Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

 

 

 

14. In school was you best subject Language Arts/English?

Again see question 8. In my early school years it was easily one of my worst subjects. After my love of reading started though it became one of my best subjects next to art.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated… What would you do?

I would keep it for awhile, then once I felt like it was appropriate to get rid of it, I would pass it onto someone else who wants it or donate it.

 

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Since I haven’t read Harry Potter I can’t say about it, and I have never really found anything to be like the Hunger Games. I don’t like to compare books in this way unless its just unavoidable though.

17. What is a bad habit you always do when blogging?

I procrastinate the entire time I am working on it. I will physically write down a review or idea in a book, but when it comes to actually getting it onto the computer it seems to take me forever. For example yesterday I wrote five book reviews down over the span of the day, but today I have only managed to put together three posts including this one and as of writing this question its already 7:12pm. I have been doing it pretty much the whole day.

18. What is your favorite word?

Oh god… why…. Ummm… dear lord…. Bubbles?

19. Are you a nerd or a geek?

Depends on what subject matter! I think overall I would be more geeky though as I am just a fan of most things and don’t actually do the things.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

If you had of asked me a few years ago the answer would have been Vampires 100%. The poor things have been just stripped and pulled apart in literature now though so I would have to go with Fairies. Not the happy go lucky I am always nice Fairies though. I believe Faeries can be down right nasty, ugly things.

 

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Shapeshifters. I have read very few Angel books I love.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Probably Werewolves but I don’t care much either way. I don’t tend to read much paranormal but I love supernatural things.

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires 100% hahaha. Zombies are the most boring subject matter to walk the face of the Earth. They have tried to make them more threatening by making it so they move fast now but they still hold no interest for me.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden love. That implies that they have things to overcome before they can be together if they actually get to be. I have seen so many bad love triangles.

25. Full on romance or action-packed with love scenes mixed in?

Depends on what I am more in the mood for. Some of my favourite books are ones where the love is just a side note to the story and enhances the main point, rather than it being the main point itself. I do however, really love a good romance novel.

 

And now we have come to the end! If you do this tag let me know so I can have a look at your answers! I hope you enjoyed it as much as me, this was a really interesting tag to do.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Thursday Tags – Inside Out Book Tag

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This book tag was started by Kristina Horner and its based off the movie Inside Out. Its pretty simple, just put a book along with each one of the emotions represented in the movie! Lets get started:

1377087942onthejellicoeroadcoverJoy – Which book brings you the most joy?

Would it even be a list if I didn’t sneak On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta onto it? While this book made me feel a lot more things than just joy, it was actually pretty depressing, but the fact I have it in my life brings me joy so I give this spot to it.

 

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. This one surpassed tears and just left me a hollow mess just standing in the shower trying to wash away the whatever this book did to me.

 

everything-i-never-told-you-original-imae2ffkwzr5r57xAnger – What book pissed you off?

Hands down this spot goes to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. People say that its great because the characters are flawed and they are human, but these people had no good qualities. Why the hell would I want to read about people like that? You can be real but still have something good about them. ANYTHING.

Ava-lavender_march.pngFear – What book scared you more than anything?

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrorws of Ava Lavender. I loved this book, and it is not a horror, but despite the fact I knew where it was going I was so afraid to get there to the point I could only read the book 20 pages at a time and had to keep putting it down.

 

americangods_visual_05Disgust – What book grossed you out the most?

I don’t really get grossed out by books that much, so I think I am going to have to go with American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It wasn’t so much ‘gross’ but I was a bit disturbed by some of the things in this book to start with like a man being absorbed up a woman’s vagina until I got used to random things like that.

 

 

Till Next Time….

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Thursday Tags – Creatures of the Night

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This tag was created by the wonderful BookTuber Kat from Katytastic. Since it is so close to Halloween I thought it would be a good thing to do. It pretty much highlights books with all kinds of spooky and supernatural creatures! Check out Kat’s original video here. Lets get started shall we?

 

1. Vampires

I am going to go with a double one for this because I have read a lot of vampire books. For the YA answer I am choosing Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. I think we all know how I feel about Adrian. Then for an adult romance books I am picking A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley. Oh Dominic, I want you.

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2. Werewolves

Do I read werewolf books? I feel like I have but I cannot really think of any at all. Cause of that, I will be going with New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.

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3. Zombie

I hate zombies. I bloody hate them. I think they are the most boring thing ever, so there are really no books were zombies are a huge feature other than what people are kind of running away from. So, for this section I will be going with  The Passage by Justin Cronin. They are not really zombies, more of a failed human testing thing taking over the world, but thats the closest thing I got.

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4. Ghost

A topic I haven’t read much from because I feel like it has huge potential to be horrible, but I guess I should let that go and pick up more paranormal. I pick Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar.

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5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

.For this I am going to highlight Magnus from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. He is an awesome Warlock.

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6. Fae/Fairy

I need to read more in this topic. I want to. I am reading a book at the moment where the main character is fae but I don’t like it so much so I am not going to pick it. Instead I am going to pick a book where the fae are kind of a secondary character, and go with Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. Fae are supposed to be scary and evil in my opinion. Their world is on another level to ours so of course they wouldn’t treat things the same.

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7. Demon

I am going to do something a little different from what I have seen before and pick Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey. I suggest reading past this book because the second one was better, but this world is filled with all kinds lore. Our main character is a hell spawn and then we also have the sexy sexy ghoul Stafan.

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8. Angel

This is another topic that I haven’t really read much of so I only have one choice to go with and that is Fallen by Lauren Kate. Daniel is boring but Arriane was awesome.

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9. Alien

I haven’t read more than one book with this topic but it doesn’t matter cause this book would win no matter anyway. I pick The Host by Stephenie Meyer. This is one of my all time favourites. I think I need to read it again soon actually.

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10. Super-powered Human

So many choices I had for this, fantasy is my thing. After much umming and ahhhing I have chosen to go with The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee. I chose this one because it gives you different perspectives and different powers. It was also awesome :)

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And that ends the tag. I am not going to tag anyone but if you choose to do it please link me so I can see everyones answer to the questions.

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Till Next Time…