Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Thank you so so much to Norrie from Reading Under the Blankie for tagging me in this fun book tag! While she has read an amazing 50 books so far this year, I am not all that far behind at 36! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be reading as much as I am right now. This blog, this community and books in general have given me such solace, and just a really healthy (sometimes unhealthy when it comes to buying books) hobby that I adore with every ounce of me. I want to thank all of you for being supportive, reading my mostly rant-y posts, and including me in this community by tagging and commenting.

I was also tagged by Never Not Reading for this. Recently, Katie expressed on her blog that mine was one of her favorites, and I just about died. Never Not Reading is a bookish blog that I have been following from the very beginning, and adoring every moment of it! I look up to Katie as a blogger, and as a person. She is awesome, and I am honored that she thinks so highly of my little piece of the internet. I must assure everyone though that I am in fact, FREAKING OUT! So I appreciate all the love for this :]

But enough with the sap-fest; let’s FREAK OUT!

Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

Uhggg, this is tough because I have some really great reads so far this year! I think though, my gut is telling me to go with:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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I am OBSESSED! I already pre-ordered book two (Children of Virtue and Vengeance), signed up for Tomi Adeyemi’s newsletter and met the author!

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This book is as good as everyone is saying it is. I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL! THE HYPE IS REAL! Everyone needs to read this book. And speaking of that, Jimmy Fallon is starting a Book Club on the Tonight Show, and this is one of the choices for the first book to read! You can vote now for Children of Blood and Bone here!

Keep your eyes peeled because Nina and I are working on a review for this book. We buddy read it together for the month of June, and are hoping to get posts out here early in July.


Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?

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For those who don’t know, I am not all that interested/am really bad at keeping up with series. So it is rare that I read a sequel and enjoy it, mostly because I have been so many places since reading the first book that I forget what happened/have a hard time getting back into that world.

This may be the exception though! I thought The War that Saved my Life was an amazing book on it’s own. Actually, I thought it was a standalone, until I came across this gem on the new shelf at the library. I Immediately knew I had to have it, and get into it, and it was just as wonderful as the first. Such a heart wrenching WWII story with characters that you just want to squeeze. I keep saying that my favorite historical fictions to read are middle grade, because the stories are so rich in history, but gripping and of their own thing.

 


New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To?

Honestly, so so many.

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(these are all such dark covers)


Image result for wildcard marie luMost Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

Oh boy! The second half of the year? Still so many books to come out! I have a ton on pre-order, so I guess out of those, I am most anticipating Wildcard by Marie Lu. I was really bummed when I found out they had ARCs of this at Book Expo, and somehow I only ended up with a sampler… But it had renewed my interest in the series, and I am very much looking forward to it’s conclusion.

 

 

 


Biggest Disappointment?

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I have no idea how I am still talking about this book. After all the blurbs and award noms, I really expected so much more. Especially with how much Own Voice stories are SLAYING right now? COME ON. You can do better than a judgmental whinny main character.

 

 

 


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Truthfully? I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, but I was floored by how awesome it was. The writing was amazing, the plot was interesting, and somehow Bardugo found out a way to make a super hero story, not feel super hero-y. I am in love.

 

 

 


Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

Without a doubt.

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Newest Fictional Crush?

I haven’t been crushing on anyone lately! The thing is, I got engaged a couple weeks ago. So I have been crushing hard on my own life 🙂


Newest Favorite Character?

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I actually really liked Levi from Fangirl. He seems like someone I would genuinely like to be around in real life.


Book That Made You Cry?

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The Night Diary for sure. Such heavy material for a middle grade historical fiction. AND SO GOOD. I love middle grade historical fiction. I really really do.

 

 

 

 


Book That Made You Happy?

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I’ve read a lot of heavy books so far this year! I can only think of a handful of books that left me happy at the end, but this one more so than anything else. I truly loved it. I didn’t want to close the book, I wanted more! But it did leave me happy.

 

 

 


Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?

I have only seen Ready Player One so far this year (in terms of book to movie) and while I liked it, I think I liked the book better. So I don’t know that I can say it was my favorite? I AM really looking forward to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before though… here is the teaser trailer for it.


Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?

Do I only have to choose one? I am pretty proud of evrything I have been putting out so far this year, so it is hard to narrow it down.

I really liked my Book Expo/Book Con Wrap Up– it was a really great time for me. I got a lot of great stuff and it will just be a fond memory for me, I believe.

I also was really proud of my 20 Years of Potter post. It is one of the few original context posts I have made, since I mostly stick to book reviews, tags and memes, and I think I did a good job.


Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

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SO PRETTY!


What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

LOL. ALL OF THEM! Hopefully I will finish (or put a dent in) the top (and bottom) shelf of my bookcase though….

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THERE! I freaked out. Leaving off on what books I want to get to before the end of year has now depressed me a bit. So I hope we are all happy with that. I’m just kidding obviously, but I definitely don’t want to put anyone else through this torture so I am not going to tag anyone. If you would like to freak out with me (and everyone else) PLEASE feel free to copy this tag, and do it for yourself!

Otherwise, let’s chat! What do you think of my answers? Have you read any of the books I have mentioned?

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The Reader’s Problems Tag

I saw this lovely little snack of a tag over at Hammock of Books, and decided I needed something to do today :]

1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

Uhg, sometimes that choice gets so overwhelming, but typically, I just pick up the book that is calling to me. Unfortunately for some books, if you are not in my physical possession, or in front of me at that moment in the library, chances are slim that I will pick you.

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2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed? 

I actually am more likely to put a book down and pick something else up than I am to push through. Like you said, I have 20,000 books on my TBR, I don’t have time for books I am not feeling. The exception (somehow) so far this year was I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez.

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3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how? 

I mean obviously I try to catch up. I guess I would try my hardest to carve out as much time as possible to dedicate to reading-meaning putting off my tv shows, sitting at home and reading instead of running errands, etc.

4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope? 

Oh. This shouldn’t bother me as much as it does. Ultimately, I think I would end up trying to find the matching copies and then giving away the old ones, or donating them. My current dilemma is with the DC Icons series. I own the hard cover for Batman, and pre-ordered the hardcover for Catwoman. I own the paperback, Bristish cover of Wonder Woman, and now I am ITCHING to update the series on my shelf…

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Image result for lonely GIF5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings? 

I just bask in the loneliness of hatred I guess. LOL but seriously, there is always at least one person who sees some of the same points as I do, so I doubt I would be lonely for long.

6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal? 

I mean whats going to happen is going to happen. Can’t stop now!

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7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

I will definitely try to reread it! I don’t read a lot of series, so this doesn’t happen often (and when I do, I tend to read series that already have all the books out so I can binge the series). If I can’t get to the book before the new one comes out, I will probably read/watch a lot of reviews for the earlier one to refresh as much as possible. Also- check back on my own notes to see if I have anything written about it.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks? 

Instead of saying no, I kindly segway into promoting the library as a means to find the books you are looking for! Did you know you can virtually request any book your physical library does not have, and have it delivered to your home library (from another) completely free? It’s usually pretty quick too (depending on the current demand for the book)!

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9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump? 

I would probably try to reread the Harry Potter series. Everyone is always talking about rereading favorites as an amazing slump breaker, so it would be worth a try.

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10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

eeeek! I try really hard to limit myself- no new books until a physical one is finished kinda thing. If I REALLY want a book though, I usually end up getting it one way or another. ANY books that I am interested in automatically get added to my Goodreads TBR that way, when I am heading to the bookstore, or someone is looking to give me a gift, everything is there next to each other, which surprisingly makes it a little easier to figure out which ones I truly want vs. ones I think I need based on hype.

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11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them? 

This is laughable. Unfortunately, they tend to sit on my shelf FOREVER afterwards…just look at any of my monthly TBRs- they contain books that I have been talking about since the beginning of the year (as well as a bunch from LAST YEAR that I was so excited about) that I still haven’t gotten to.

For example- In my Annual Wrap-up for 2017, this is the list of books I wanted to “get to before getting into anything new”

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I literally have only read four of these books (two of them were library books)- so I STILL have SEVEN of these on my physical shelf. And yet, somehow, I have read 30 books so far this year….

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Children of Blood and Bone is still staring at me from my bookshelf as well, which I really should have gotten to before Book Con, since I am going to meet Tomi Adeyemi…and yet here we are!

 

The moral of the story is that I CANNOT control myself, I must have all the books. But that is OK, because even if it sits on my shelf for YEARS, it is still more likely to be read than one that is not on my shelf…supposedly.

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Why did I just put myself through this stressful tag? I literally tensed up while replying to some of these…If you are a glutton for punishment, or really enjoyed this, I tag you to participate!

My Blog’s Name in Books

Rules: 

1.  Spell out your blog’s name. (this is where you wish your blog’s name was shorter LOL)

2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodread’s TBR)

3. Have fun!  

Anyone who wants to join in is welcome to use the graphic
as long as they link back to Fictionophile.

So Thank You Fictionophile for creating such a fun (and devastatingly long) tag that I am sure to devour! I actually saw this as a reblog from Leave Me Alone I am Reading and Reviewing, so thanks to her for posting (or rather, re-posting)!

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MODERN WITCH’S BOOKSHELF

 

 

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M- My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

O- Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman

D- Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

E- Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

R- Renegades by Marissa Meyer

N- Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

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W- (the) Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

I- I have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

T- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

C- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

H- Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave

S- Sunburn by Laura Lippman

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B- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

O- On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

O- Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

K- (the) Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

S- Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

H- (the) Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

E- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

L- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Relly

F- From Twinkle With Love by Sandhya Menon

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Surprisingly, That was NOT nearly as hard as I thought it would be! Granted, when you have almost 500 books on your Goodreads TBR, it is easy enough to order the list alphabetically and pick from there…

I know ya’ll have read some of these already. What did you think of them? Do they belong on my TBR? Which ones are on your TBR as well? Any you cannot wait to get to? Let’s chat! There are so many books to talk about!

 

The Netflix Book Tag

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I have not been doing a whole lot of book tags lately (I know I just posted MASH but that was done a really long time ago, I just never typed it up) so I was really excited to see this one pop up recently. Part of me feels like the Orangutan Librarian tagged me for this already (it was actually the Superlatives tag, whoops!), but I could be wrong. Either way, I definitely saw this one Kristin Kraves Books, so thanks for posting! You HAVE to check out both of those blogs, they are two of my absolute favorites.

RECENTLY WATCHED: The last book you finished reading.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

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I am SO glad I finally picked this one up. It had a lot of positive feedback a while back (it came out in January) and I was worried that my expectations would be too high but it was just as twisty and wonderful as everyone said it was! One of the best domestic thrillers I have read thus far.

TOP PICKS: A book that has been recommended to you based on books you have previously read.

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

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For this I went to the recommendations page on Goodreads and selected the list based on books I have read… I picked this book because well, doesn’t the cover just pull you in? Honestly it has me dying with laughter. I am so far I am 1 for 2 with Lockhart books so who knows, maybe this will be my next great read!

RECENTLY ADDED: The last book you bought.

Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure by James J. Cudney & Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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I was on Amazon last night buying a phone case and I found my way over to the books section…oops :]

POPULAR ON NETFLIX: Books that everyone knows about. (2 you’ve read and 2 you haven’t read or have no interest in reading.)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas & Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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I tried to pick a more topical/new book and a classic for the ones I have read. The Hate U Give swept through last year and still remains on everyone’s MUST READ/RECOMMEND list. Can I make it through a meme/tag without mentioning Harry Potter? Nope

A Court of Thorns and Rose by Sarah J. Maas & The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

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Honestly, I have zero interest in reading either of these series. I know they are widely loved by many readers, but I just cannot gather enough interest in them to pick it up. I must say that both sets have awesome covers though. I just don’t think I would like the content.

COMEDIES: A funny book.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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I LOVED this when it came out (though I have yet to read the second one). I remember laughing out loud practically the entire time. I even wanted to send this to my friend Kim because I felt like she could relate. I am going to have to revisit this soon because I don’t remember a whole lot about it other than I loved it and it was hilarious.

DRAMAS: A character who is a drama queen/king.

Rachel in The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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To an extent, it can be argued that Rachel (the main character) in Girl on the Train is a bit dramatic. While I enjoyed the book (the movie not so much), there were a bunch of times were I was not sure why Rachel did what she did. She really did push the envelope, a bit more than I personally would have been comfortable with, and frankly, seemed to be a glutton for punishment..

ANIMATED: A book with cartoons on the cover.

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

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SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM! But I LOVE this book and this author. I think her two books so far have been super unique and important to young readers. More people need to read this (and All’s Faire in Middle School).

WATCH IT AGAIN: A book or series that you want to re-read.

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

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Another heading where I could have had tons of answers for; I would honestly like to eventually read ALL of his books (and own them at some point) but I do want to revisit this series very much. It was so different and I know that if I were a kid when it came out, I would have just as obsessed with it as I was/am with Harry Potter. I LOVED mythology as a kid, and am really glad that kids are reading these stories right now.

DOCUMENTARIES: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

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I read this at such a pivotal point in my life. Dating is not the same as it used to be. And while it may seem that options are endless, it is increasingly harder to not only meet someone but maintain a meaningful relationship with one person. With the introduction of apps and the internet to dating, there are ALWAYS tons of people at your fingertips. Aziz talks about how you become obsessed with finding “the perfect one” with food, products, and that eventually weighs in on your dating choices as well. You are constantly left wondering, “what else is out there” which makes it hard to hold down a relationship. This is so important for everyone honestly.

ACTION AND ADVENTURE: An action packed book.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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I don’t really read a whole lot of action-y books so this was a hard one for me to think of. I know that when I read this book, it was fast paced, and things were constantly happening so that’s action, right?

NEW RELEASES: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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I bought this a couple weeks ago and I stare at it every day. I cannot wait to dive in because the hype, it is real right now. EVERYONE is LOVING this book. I am thinking it might be on the same caliber as The Hate U Give from last year, but it is still pretty early to tell. Either way, I am so ready to get into this.

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This was a really fun tag and I enjoyed answering these questions! I am not going to tag anyone, but if you like it, I highly recommend you try it out! Have you read any of these books? Tell me what you think :]

 

Bookish MASH tag

Today I am FINALLY presenting my results for the wonderfully fun (and nostalgic) M.A.S.H. Tag. This tag circulated a couple of weeks ago but someone was having issues with laziness (guilty), so I am only just posting my results now. I saw this on Bionic Book Worm Blog and Storys of Stories and just had to do it! PLEASE tag me in your results if you choose to do this because I am dying to read everyone else’s stories.

THE RULES:

  • Link back to the original post on Kyera’s Library so she can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, she won’t get notified if you just tag the URL)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

HOW TO PLAY:

For those who are unfamiliar, I’ll (attempt to) explain the game. You have ten different categories and you want to populate each of them with four different answers. Depending on your preference, you can do four good options or two good and two bad. The second makes the game a little more exciting because you are worried you’ll end up with a bad option.

In the classic game, you would be doing this with another person. They would tell you to close your eyes and draw a spiral. When they tell you to stop – you stop and count the number of lines in your spiral. Essentially, if you drew a line through the center of the spiral, how many times would it intersect? That is your magic number.

If you’re by yourself, you can always just pick a number and use that as your magic number.

Starting at M.A.S.H. count each option until you reach the magic number then cross it off. For example, if your magic number was 3 you would count 1 – M, 2 – A, and 3 – S. Then you would cross off S. H would become your new 1. You continue this through each category, crossing off as you go until there is one option left for each category.

What you have left is your YA story! If what I wrote made no sense to you, sorry – you can always go to this website which explains how to play with some pictures.

 

GENRE:

  1. Contemporary
  2. Historical Fiction
  3. Thriller/Suspense
  4. Fantasy

LOVE INTEREST:

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Peter K (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)
  3. Logan Thibault (The Lucky One)
  4. Peeta (The Hunger Games)

SETTING:

  1. Casmir (Gunslinger Girl)
  2. New York City
  3. Hogwarts
  4. Italy

BEST FRIEND:

  1. Diana “Prince” (Wonder Woman: Warbringer)
  2. Hermione Ganger
  3. Skeeter (The Help)
  4. Starr (The Hate U Give)

VILLAIN:

  1. Count Olaf
  2. Dolorus Umbridge
  3. Adele (Behind Her Eyes)
  4. President Snow

PET:

  1. Butter (The War that Saved my Life)
  2. Pikachu
  3. Toto (the Wizard of Oz)
  4. Crookshanks

JOB:

  1. Professor
  2. Bounty Hunter
  3. Writer
  4. Queen

TRANSPORTATION:

  1. Hogwarts Express
  2. Private Jet Plane
  3. Horse
  4. Titanic

POWER:

  1. Super Strength/Bulletproof
  2. Invisibility
  3. Visions of the Future
  4. Can pull things (items) out of books

TROPE OR TWIST:

  1. Secretly Royal
  2. It was all just a dream
  3. Villain is related to main character
  4. Insta-love

THE NEW YA SUMMARY:

My name is Diana Doxa. I teach courses on Witchcraft at NYU in New York City but I own a small barn on Long Island where I live with my horse Butter. I met my best friend Hermione at a book signing a couple of years ago. Actually, I don’t know much about her but that is alright, because I have my own secrets. That is until Hermione comes into NYC with her friend Harry, to stop a new political candidate from gaining office. Betty DeVito has been appointed the new Secretary of Education, and doesn’t seem to be a good fit for the job, but Harry and Hermione are convinced she is going to unleash more than harmless chaos. They have evidence that she is not who she says she is, and is hiding her true identity, but who is Dolorus Umbridge, and why does she look so familiar? They know more than they are sharing, and have recruited me (and Butter) to help remove her from her position. Hopefully I can stay focused on that task, and not be distracted by a pair of mesmerizing green eyes…

It’s actually pretty funny because as I was crossing things off I was getting attached to other outcomes! Maybe we will try it again sometime soon :]

 

One-Liner Challenge

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The One-Liner Challenge

 

Divergent

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Being different is very, very bad.

 

In Twenty Years

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No matter what you have been through, some college friendships just do not last a lifetime.

 

March

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We were terrible, terrible people.

 

Anything by Nicholas Sparks

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Chances are, there is a character who was in the military, it takes place in North Carolina, and an epic love scene happens in the (pouring) rain.

 

Truly Madly Guilty

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A thing happens at a BBQ and no one can forget about it.

 

The Sun is Also a Star

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The most ridiculous insta-love I have ever read.

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Phew! That was super hard for no reason. I really wanted to do 10, but ended up with seven that I am pretty happy with. What do you think of my one-liners? Are they accurate?

I am not going to tag anyone, but PLEASE if you do this, tag me, so that I can see your answers too!

20 Questions Book Tag

I feel like I haven’t actually completed a tag in a while, though I am sure that is a lie. This one looked fairly straight forward enough so I thought I would give it a try. I was not tagged, but saw it over at Chain Interaction.  Judith is ambitious, and truthfully I was unaware that I was following her until this tag! But I had a chance to look around and she has loads of awesome content! Track her journey towards reading 250 books in 2018! (That is SOOOO many!). This tag was created by buydebook on Goodreads.

And now, on with the show!

1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES?

This is actually a really great question! As some may know, I don’t read that many series at the moment, but when I was a teen, that was almost exclusively what I read. I think it has a lot to do with the content of the series. If the books cover many aspects of an entire fictional world, I can see having up to maybe 5-6 books in the series. If it is about your average person, I can see maybe 2-3 books. It all depends, but I really can’t staying completely interested in a series that spans more than 5-6 books.

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2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

I think cliffhangers help a series more than they get credit for. I gives people that NEED TO KNOW mentality that they have to remedy immediately. However, that is also why I try not to read a series unless all the books are already out. I HATE having to wait to find out what happens (impatience). So I guess it is safe to say I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers.

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3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK?

I LOVE hardcover books. I have a lot now thanks to BOTM. For a collector, they are deff the better choice, though a good paperback is super satisfying in it’s own way, and really, the best kind of book to bring on vacation/to the beach.

4. FAVOURITE BOOK?

Too many favorite books to even entertain this question, though, most of you can probably guess which one stands out the most for me.

5. LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK?

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6. LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?

Truthfully I almost always hate them. Either I root for the losing party, or they just end up taking over the entire plotline, which gets to be too much. As I am older now, I like to see a little more from a story than just a love interest. So I guess for now I am on the No side of love triangles.

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7. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH?

I just could not get through an eARC recently. I felt so bad too because it was given to me by the author herself and I just, really disliked it. I didn’t connect with it on any level, so eventually I just put it aside and moved onto something else.

8. A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING

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I just started Gunslinger Girl by Lindsay Ely not too long ago. I am really enjoying it so far! It is deff outside my usual parameters, but I like it. I don’t know how I feel about the “western” category attached to it though. Judging by the cover image, and the fact that the main character is a sharp shooter, it makes sense, but once you get into the story, I just don’t know. I guess we’ll see.

I did also just got a notification that some of the graphic novels I put on hold at the library are in, so I will probably pick those up soon and read through them.

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10. OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

Sheesh. I am not sure honestly. Maybe the Odyssey (which I read in 7th grade, like a million years ago)? I am really unsure.

 

11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? Image result for alternate sides anna

I just completed my first eARC! It was called Alternate Sides by Anna Quindlen. The publication date for that book is March 20, 2018.

 

12. FAVOURITE AUTHOR?

I honestly don’t know if I have a favorite author! There are a number of authors that are automatic reads for me- or rather, I am more willing to blindly pick up a book with their name on it, but I don’t know that I would say they are my favorites?

Liane Moriarty, Nicholas Sparks, Raina Telgemeier, Victoria Jamieson, Jodi Picoult, Rick Riordan, Elin Hilderbrand, Alice Hoffman, John Green- just to name a few.

And now Angie Thomas, as well.

13. BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

BOTH! I am an avid book collector, something I have embraced the last few years. But I am also a librarian who grew up regularly visiting the library, so I know the merits of being able to borrow a book vs. buying it. I’d say, a good balance of the two is a good recipe for a happy reader :]

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14. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO LIKE?

I was not a huge fan of Turtles All the Way Down, like at all. I know that people are very much for the accurate depiction of someone with mental illness and anxiety, but I am someone who really enjoys a good story line, and since this book was much more character based, I guess I just missed the hype. I do tend to like John Green’s other books but this one missed the mark for me.

15. BOOKMARKS OR DOGEARS?

Bookmarks all day. I am even starting a little collection of them because I know I have dozens, and can never find them. I have grabbed the ones I do know about, and put them in a bookish mug on my bookshelf so that I have options for each read.

16. A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?

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17. CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?

I can! I prefer wordless, but as long as the music isn’t super loud, I can have it on in the background.

18. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POVS?

oooh! I like both to be honest. When there is a lot of things going on in the story, I think multiple POVs can be super interesting and really add to it. But if the plot is simple enough, one POV is more than enough.

19. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

I would love to be a one sitting kind of reader, but my time is so fractured that it ends up taking me multiple days to finish anything.

20. ONE BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER.

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