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TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 6

TagTimel12:17So over the past few months I was tagged three times to do the Sunshine Blogger Award and I am so honored to be tagged to answer so many fun questions. I want to say thank you to Sahi, Reg, and Whit for tagging me. All three are awesome women you should check out. I hope you enjoy reading and learning a little bit more about me and my readings loves.

RULES:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

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Previous Editions

TAG |The Sunshine Award Vol. 5

TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 4

TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 3

TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 2

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

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  1. What book do you think made you into an avid reader?
    • The Love at Stakes Series and Twilight Series, I read before that, but I never read routinely.
  2. If you got the chance to interview your favorite author, who would it be and what would you ask them?
    • Louisa May Alcott and I would ask them how she stayed so dedicated to writing and how she stayed true to herself as a writer even though she was a women writing during the Civil War times.
  3. What’s the book that is on top of your summer TBR?
    • I would have to say that as of right now I am looking forward to reading Labyrinth Lost
  4. What do you like the most about being a blogger?
    • The best part is being able to talk to others about book and finding new ones I have never heard about before.
  5. Have you ever bought a book purely based on it’s cover and which one was it?
    • No, I normally do not cover buy, if anything a cover catches my eye, but I never buy without loving the description.
  6. Are there any classics/books that you think everybody should read and why?
    • Little Women because a young reader can learn a lot from it.
  7. Have you read a hyped book that disappointed you a lot?
    • I really did not like The Poppy War, I felt like it jumped way to much and I really didn’t care about any of the characters.
  8. Which book characters do you want to be best friends with?
    • Jo March
  9. What’s your favorite genre and why do you like it?
    • Right now I would say my favorite genera is thriller/horror. I have really been finding great books to read. Some of my favorite authors right now are Shirley Jackson, Liz Nugent, and Ruth Ware
  10. Do you like going to the bookstore or buying books online?
    • I love going to the bookstore and supporting them when I can afford it.
  11. What book would you like to recommend to me?
    • I would recommend the Jackaby Series.

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  1. If you could meet any author who would you meet?
    • Louisa May Alcott
  2. What is the last book you regretted buying?
    • I regret buying A Court of Mist and Fury, I really did not like the 3rd book in the series.
  3. If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick?
    • I think I would either pick Louisa May Alcott or Shirley Jackson.
  4. What book made a really big impact on you?
    • The Bag of Bones by Stephen King, it was the first real thriller/horror book I read and got me into my current favorite genre.
  5. Where is your favorite place to read?
    • In bed or outside on the hammock
  6. If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick?
    • As of right now all of the books I would want as movies have already been made into movies.
  7. Which bookish character do you look up to and why?
    • Jo March because she was passionate, had fun, and stayed herself no matter what society told her to be.
  8. If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why?
    • I have no idea, I feel like my favorite books and characters have such hard lives and that is why I admire them so much. But, I really don’t know if I would be able to handle it realistically.
  9. Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get?
    • I would get a harry potter inspired one, I don’t know if I will or not though.

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  1. If you were transformed into a magical creature, what would you want to be?
    • I would like to be a Valkyrie I just feel like they are badass.
  2. What time of day do you get the most reading done?
    • For me I tend to get  a lot of reading done before 1 or after 4.
  3. How do you come up with new and creative blog content?
    • I either get inspiration from others and credit them or it just hits me.
  4. What author have you been a fan of the longest?
    • I think I have been a fan of Louisa May Alcott the longest, but I have loved Stephen King movies and shorts before I knew he was a writer when I was little.
  5. What is the longest series that you have ever finished?
    • The Love at Stakes series, the series True Blood was based upon. I think that is the longest one I have completed.
  6. If you had to choose a world from literature to be plopped down into, which would you choose?
    • Harry Potter after Voldemort was defeated, I don’t want that kinda of drama.
  7. How do you choose what to read next?
    • I just pick up what I am feeling at the moment, I am a very big mood reader.
  8. What was the last book you bought?
  9. Do you have any books that you used to love, but now you don’t?
    • I am thankful that has not happened to me, all of the books that I have loved I still do.
  10. What is your favorite thing to do, other than reading?
    • I love creating things. I enjoy embroidery and drawing a lot lately.
  11. Who would be your book bestie?
    • Chances are it would be either Luna or Hermione because I was either the outsider in school and because I spent a lot of my time in the library during my schools years.

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  1. What was the last funny video you saw?
  2. What three words best describe your current read?
  3. What is your earliest bookish memory?
  4. How do you organize your books?
  5. Do you have an auto buy author? If so ,who?
  6. What’s your favorite season? Why?
  7. What fictional character do you think is most likely to hide in the dark?
  8. What was your favorite book as a child?
  9. What book has influenced you the most?
  10. How often do you go to the library or bookstore?
  11. What are the three best apps on your phone?

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 I Tag:

Misty 

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Tag | The Hogwarts Tag

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I was tagged by Whitney to participate in a week long celebration in honor of 21st anniversary of the UK release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This was created by  Margaret from Weird Zeal. Since this is day one of the celebration I am here to share with you a wonderful tag!

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  • Link back to one of Weird Zeal’s posts so she can see that you’re taking part!
  • Tag your friends and tell them to join in as well!
  • Have fun!

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1: What house are you in?

I am a Hufflepuff!

2: What is your patronus?

Mine is a Blood Hound, which I love because it is a puppy!

3: What is your wand?

My wand is a Alder wood with a Phoenix feather core 11″ and Hard flexibility

4: What would your boggart be?

Snakes, I get so afraid of snakes. I have nightmares all the time about them.

5: What position would you play in Quidditch?

I would be in the position of sitting in the stands, I am not athletic in any shape, way, or form.

6: Would you be a pure blood, half blood, or muggle born?

I have no idea, I mean any of these options would work for me because in any situation I would be a witch.

7: What job would you want to have after graduating Hogwarts?

Potions Master, I always loved mixing and making things. The bonus is that it can help others too.

8: Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?

I would pick the Invisibility Cloak, I feel like the others would be more detrimental to my wellbeing.

9: Favorite book?

I loved the Half-Blood Prince, I think because that is when things get very serious.

10: Least favorite book?

I never really was a fan of The Chamber of Secrets.

11: Favorite film?

The Prisoner of Azkaban I think was the best for me. I felt like the magic was very noticeable in this movie more so than previous ones.

12: Least favorite film?

The Chamber of Secrets, I really did not like this book/movie.

13: Favorite character?

I think overall Lupin is my favorite character even though we don’t meet him until a few books in.

14: Least favorite/most hated character?

Professor Umbridge, she is a monster.

15: Favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Teddy Lupin of course!

16: Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Professor Quarrel, letting that troll into the school was just not cool.

17: Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?

I don’t think I do?

18: If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?

HOW CAN YOU EXPECT ME TO ANSWER A QUESTION LIKE THIS?! I WANT TO SAVE EVERYONE! If I did HAVE to pick I would pick Fred, I always felt so sad for George losing his twin.

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I Tag

Misty 

Reg

Amy

Jenna

Laura 

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Join in on the fun even if you were not tagged!

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Lists & Recommendations

My Current Owned TBR

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So earlier I shared my bullet journal and I only shared my layouts for June, well I also wanted to share how I track my physical owned TBR. So like many of you my goodreads TBR is a mixture of owned books and not owned books. Well, since I am doing my Read 5 Buy 1 challenge I wanted a way to better differentiate the two. So I added the following to my bullet journal. Here is my physical, owned TBR!

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Are any of these books on your TBR?

Which one should I read next?

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Writing and More

Bullet Journal | June 2018

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Hello all, I hope this post finds you on a good day. So this month I decided that I would share my bullet journal. I have had a bullet journal for well over a year, but never really thought to post pictures of it or anything until a fellow blogger Charlotte mentioned that she would be interested in seeing mine. So I decided that for June I would share what I drew for the upcoming month. Without anymore delay here is my bullet journal! DividerHere is my main June page. I always have a doodle on one side and a vertical calendar  on the other. I tend to write when my library books are due or when I have a buddy read section “due”. This month I went with a “future” type theme. This is why throughout my layouts you will see runes, crystal balls, crystals, tarot cards and feathers.

The next layout is my monthly overview where I write the blog posts I plan on writing. Now I don’t stick to this perfectly, but I like having a good idea of what I want to write and any reviews I plan on writing. On the right hand side I doodle a book when I finish one. I took inspiration from BookandLala from Youtube. So far I have read 0 books mainly because I have been very busy, but I hope to turn that around soon. On this page I drew some tarot cards, though not very well.

My TBR page on the left, now if you have seen my post: June TBR | 2018 those books are now written on this page. On the other side I can write all the books I picked up since my last book haul. I will not be adding the books I got from bookcon because I posted a separate haul for that. You can find that here: Book Haul | Bookcon 2018

So this page is just for me to keep track of how many days over the month. As you can see I have updated this already. So while I have been too busy to finish a book, I have been making time to read at least a little bit.

These are my tracker pages. On the left I make a mock letter from the Ministry of Magic saying I am banned from buying too many books. I am currently doing a Read 5 Buy 1 challenge. I have been doing very well on it. I will say It was on hold when I went to bookcon because I wanted to live the bookish life. On the other side I have decided to track the days I do to the gym. My goal is to go about 12 times a month so I am not off track just yet.

Here is a little peak on how I track my reading. I write down the title of the book and then a box is a chapter or a section of a chapter depending on how the book is split up.

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So there you have it my June bullet journal layouts. I hope you enjoyed a little peak into it and let me know if you would like to see what happens to these spreads when the month is all through.

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Lets Talk

Lets Talk | Buddy Reading vs Book Club

LetsTalk12:17Hello everyone, this month I wanted to discuss something I have heard/seen questions going around the book community on various platforms. This month I wanted to talk about both Buddy Reading and Book Clubs. But, before I dive into this new topic I wanted to talk about the outcome of our last discussion.

Previous Discussion: Lets Talk | Preordering Books

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8 yes, 3 no
11 yes

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First I thought it would be important to define both of these terms that are often thrown around.

Definition of book club via merriam-webster

1: an organization that ships selected books to members usually on a regular schedule and often at discount prices
2: a group of people who meet regularly to discuss books they are reading

Definition of Buddy Read via Moderators of NBRC

A “Buddy Read” has a discussion leader and a reading date is set to start the book. A reading schedule is posted prior to the start date and discussion questions are posted each day regarding that section of the book. More information about these types of reads is below. An example is here, showing a reading schedule here.

I just want to also say that the Buddy reads that I have been part of have a reading schedule and the book is usually broken into 50 page increments. One individual picked the book and the person who chooses the book rotates so others have a chance to be a leader. Discussion days are set, but I have not always had discussion questions set prior sometimes they are set and other times the conversations are just organic. Divider

When looking at a bookclub the main thing that stands out in the definition is that an organization/entity chooses the books for the members, there is not a  discussion over the book that is picked and there is not a rotation of this power. For me I find that having someone always having control of picking the book leaves me to skip months or I end up loosing an interest because I have no equity in the bookclub or the outcome. While this can be a positive for some by getting them to try new books or different genres for me it is not. One example of this is Barns and Nobles new Book Club that was accounted last month. I only joined it because The Female Persuasion was already on my anticipated releases of April. If it has not been I would not have even thought about joining.

Another thing that stands out is the fact that is has a regulated schedule that sits usually at once a month. I really enjoy this format because I can read the book in a single day or take the entire month to read it. It is totally up to me. I can break it down by how much to read per week or just wing it.

Now, looking at buddy reads there are a few things that stand out to me. The first being Is that there is a reading schedule set. As I said earlier I do like how bookclubs give you more flexibility here, but to be honest I enjoy having a weekly goal. For me it allows me to be the mood-reader that I am by allowing me to read more than one book at a time. I can read by 50 pages earlier in the week and then explore other books the rest of the time. Also, chances are, depending on the size of the book, can take more than a single month to read.

Another thing that I like is that there is a leader who chooses the book, for me the person who chooses always changes. There is not a single entity who is in charge. That way, I as a reader, get to pick something I really want to read with others, but I also get to explore what others want to read. I have equity in the group and that give it value. For me this keeps me involved and excited about reading with a group.

Realistically I will never have to choose one over the other, but if I had to pick between only taking part in a bookclub or in buddy reads chances are I would choose buddy reads. For my reading style and my personality they work better.

I hope this post explained a little bit more about what these terms actually mean and is helpful in some way. If you have any questions or want to point out more positive and negatives of either of these please share in the comments, I would love to hear them. Also, there is once again a poll at the end of this post. I am curious to see what everyone thinks.

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What do you think about buddy reads and book clubs?

Have you ever taken part in either of these?

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Revisiting

Revisiting| _____ Picks My Books

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So, the last few months I have had a series called “_______ Picks My Books”. This has been such a huge adventure for me. If you want to take a peak into my adventure you can read the posts in this series here: Haul | Boyfriend Picks My Books Haul | Bookseller Picks My Books and Haul | Book Buddy Picks My Books.

I have been sharing my hauls from this series with you, but I never really shared the aftermath of the hauls so I though it would be fun to share what has happened since the books have been added to my shelves. In this post I am only going to be focusing on the first two of the series since I have had time to get to them. I am about to pick up one of the books from Book Buddy Picks My Books, I swear Amy! Anyway, without more of a delay here we go!

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Haul | Boyfriend Picks My Books Revisited

In this haul my boyfriend picked out three books for me. The First Pick By Gaslight by Steven Price, the second pick was Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba, and the last one was Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire.

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Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 1

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Gaslight was featured in my post Let’s Talk | Try a Chapter April 2018. To focus on By Gaslight, I ended up unhauling this book. For me I was more into the idea of the book than the writing style. The writing style made it difficult for me to get into and I did not want to push through a 700 page book to see if I would like the story. The main issue I had was that it was difficult to tell if the person was having internal or external dialogue.

Hiddensee had much the same issue for me. I really like the idea of the book, but the writing style was not for me. I may in the future try the audiobook version, but who knows what will happen.

The last book my boyfriend picked for me was Deathnote… I LOVED THIS! I am still in the process of reading this series, but I am loving it I am currently on Volume 4. This was a total win for  him. Overall, while I did not like a majority of this haul I count it as a success because I found a series I really like.

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Haul | Bookseller Picks My Books  Revisited

In this haul the bookseller picked Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. This experiment was a bit harder for me since I was asking a stranger who has no idea who I was and what my reading tastes were. So I was anxious as to how this would unfold.

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The first book that she picked recommended to me was The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Now, if you follow me on goodreads you will see I am currently about 200 pages into this book. I have to admit this book is HUGE, but I am really liking it. The writing style is perfect and I love how there are so many intertwined stories. I even picked up the second book in the series because I knew I would want to continue. This was a total win.

The second book was a YA book I have been hearing about for years, but I never picked up for one reason or another. Everything, Everything was featured in my post WRAP UP | March 2018. Overall, I really liked it. While I can understand why some people have problems with it, I wont say more because…spoilers! But, I read it quickly, a single day in fact. So this was another win for this awesome bookseller.

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Hauls

Haul | Book Buddy Picks My Books

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Hello everyone, today I wanted to share with you another ______ Picks My Books post. I have really been loving this series and I am excited to see that you all are enjoying it as well. This month I am not turning to a stranger to pick my books, but someone I could easily call a friend. This month I had Amy from Tomes with Tea pick books for me to haul.

Now I want to give you some background. Amy and I have talked pretty much constantly for a year. Over this year we have chatted, taken part in four buddy reads at this point, and recommended many books to one another. Over this time we have come to realize that our reading tastes are VERY similar. I don’t think there has been a book we both have not had the same opinion on. Amy, if I am wrong please tell me, but I cannot remember a single one. So I thought for April having her pick would be a lot of fun. Divider

Once I got this idea in my head I messaged Amy and I was so pleased with her response.

Amy took an interesting approach and decided she was going to give me one fiction and one non-fiction read. I thought that was a great plan I told her that she had free reign and there was no limit on length, topic, etc. She quickly got to work and found me two books to haul. I was a bit upset that I had to do this over the internet with us living on two different continents, I must rather have got on a bookshop trip with her. But, regardless I am grateful that that internet exists which allows us to talk frequently and I get to have her pick out these books for me.

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The first book that Amy chose for me was In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott. When I searched for a place to purchase this book I read the description and it looks so interesting. I know I am going to be getting to this non-fiction novel very shortly.

Description: Rebecca Stott was born a fourth-generation Brethren she grew up in England, in the Brighton branch of the Exclusive Brethren cult in the early 1960s. Her family dated back to the group’s origins in the first half of the nineteenth century, and her father was a high-ranking minister. However, as an intelligent, inquiring child, Stott was always asking dangerous questions and so, it turns out, was her father, who was also full of doubt. When a sex scandal tore the Exclusive Brethren apart in 1970, her father pulled the family out of the cult. But its impact on their lives shaped everything before and all that was to come.

The Iron Room (named for the windowless meeting houses made of corrugated iron where the Brethren would worship) is Stott’s attempt to understand and even forgive her father: a brilliant, charismatic, difficult, and at times cruel man who nonetheless inspired his daughter with his love of literature, film, and art and with his passion for life. -goodreads.com

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Description: Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn’t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn’s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn’t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she’s known that a relationship with him isn’t without its risks, but as anyone who’s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you’ll wish he’d never leave. -goodreads.com

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Overall I am super happy with the books that Amy picked out for me. Both of them seem to have a ton of promise and I cannot wait to read them. One is a non-fiction that discusses cults and explores relationships while the other is a fiction that speaks of powers, adventure, and a few good stories.

Have you read either of these books? What do you think of them?

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One Lovely Blog Award | 7 Facts About Me

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I was nominated by the lovely Claire over at Cup of Books, thanks Claire!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees.

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Seven Facts About Me

1.I used to play multiple instruments, I even read music. But, I have forgotten how to now.

2. My favorite color is green, but chances are that will change in a week. I never have the same favorite color for loIng.

3. I used to HATE reading. When I was a child I would read like crazy then people started to tell me what to read. Then, I refused to read everything, then when people stopped telling me to read I finally did. I am a stubborn person.

4. Watched the first Harry Potter movie before I started reading the books. I know, I watched the movie first, the HORROR!

5. I love collecting mugs, I tend to pick up one from every place I visit or if I think one is cute. The last one I bought was created by Lia over at Lost in a Story, you can find that here.

 

6. I have a huge sweet tooth. I especially love brownies. If you have a good recipe please send it my way. I love trying new ones.

7. I enjoy both coffee and tea, I tend to one each of them every day. Most of the time I have coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon.

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I Nominate

Misty from Mistys Book Space

Laura from laura-noakes

Aimee from Summer Reads Moonlight Dreams

Lia from lostinastory.blog

Amy from Tomes with Tea

 Regina from Bookish in Bed 

Jenna from J.K. I’m Exploring!

Tiffany from Read by Tiffany

Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile

Ashley Rae from Thrifty Bibliophile

Audrey from Audrey Writes Abroad

Rimpy from Rimpys Reads

Camillea from Camillea Reads

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Tag |Ace of Spades Book Tag

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Hello all, today I am here to share a tag. I was lucky enough to be tagged by Regina from Bookish in Bed to complete the Ace of Spades Book Tag. This is an awesome tag that surrounds the book written by Amanda Foode, how fun is that? Sadly, I myself have not read the book, but these questions made me even more intrigued. Anyway, without further delay, to the tag!

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1. Ace of Shades takes place in the very mysterious, very dangerous City of Sin. Name a fictional city with a personality of it’s own!

This may be a catch all answer, but Hobbiton and Bag End. I feel like this little town is just magical. I love the Hobbit and I always liked the start of the book and imagined all the things that happen there.

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2. The City of Sin is home to three ruthless gangs: the Irons, the Scarhands and the Doves. Tell us about your favorite fictional criminal family/gang!

Honestly, I can’t answer this. I don’t really have a favorite fictional criminal gang. The only one that really pops into my head are the characters from the Bone Season. So I shall go with that!

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3. Enne and Levi are about to be thrown into a deadly game… Name your favorite book in which the characters must play with, and for, their lives.

The only character that comes into my mind is Sherlock Holmes. While he does not “play” for his life. He often has to play mental chess to solve a murder and keep himself and Dr. Watson safe.

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4. The Doves are a gang of assassins… What book you’d kill to have in your hands right now?

Right now all I want is to have Stephen Kings new book in my hand. It is called the Outsider and comes out in May.

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5. The City of Sin is full of people with dark and complicated pasts. Name one book or book series you used to like, but don’t anymore.

Sadly, I loved Sleeping Giants, but I have since lost interest. It is not fault of the series itself I am just a huge mood reader. Chances are I will end up liking it again in a few months or years.

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6. With complicated pasts abound, we can find many… burnt cinnamon rolls, so to speak. Name a character that has prickly and tough exterior, but is actually a sweetheart deep down!

Gah, I have no idea how to answer this, sorry!

7. Not only anti-heroes live in the Ace of Shades world! In New Reynes, one can find plenty of villains as well. Which bookish character do you just love to hate?

I love to hate Dolores Umbridge. She is a horrid character, but I have to admit so well written.

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8. You, much like our main character Enne’s mother, went missing in the City of Sin. The main character from the last book you read is the one looking for you… How screwed are you?

Well, it seems like I am in the World of the Dead. I don’t want to say the book because it may be a spoiler if you have not read it just yet. Sorry to be so vague.

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Are you interested in Ace of Spades by Amanda Foode?

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TAG |The Sunshine Award Vol. 5

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First off I would like to thank Regina over at bookishinbed for the tag! This is my 5th time getting this award and it s truly amazing. I would have never though I would be nominated for these awards when I first started my blog and here we are. You guys are all amazing, thanks for continuing to support me!

For this nomination there are 4 rules to follow:

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.

2.) Answer the 11 questions that the blogger asked you.

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions.

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or blog.

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Previous Sunshine Blogger Award Posts

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1.) Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog because I wanted a place I could have to discuss the things that I loved. While it is mostly books, you may have seen a few of my others posts about DIYs, cooking, and hobbies. While I write mostly about books and such I like to spread into other things I enjoy as well. You never know what you will have in common with someone unless you share it.

2.) What is some advice you have for other bloggers?

Just write about what makes you happy. Everything else will fall into place as long as you remember that this is meant to be fun and enjoyable.

3.) What fictional place would you travel to if you could?

If I could travel to a fictional place it would be Bag End or Hobbiton. I love the Hobbit and I always wanted to see what the little town and home would be like if I was truly there.

4.) What author do you wish you could be friends with?

I would love to be friends with Louisa May Alcott, I think she would be supportive, but would put you in your place if needed.

5.) Whose your favorite author that you’ve met?

I honestly have not met any authors at book signing or anything. I am hoping to change that in the future.

6.) What author would you trust to write your biography?

Gah, I have no idea. I think I would go with Stacy Schiff, she did a great job writing The Witches so I think she would do a great job.

7.) What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?

Harry Potter of course, but if I had to name a different one it would be The Shining by Stephen King. I love the 6 hour edition, yes there is a 6 hour edition.

8.) Which book to movie adaptation do you wish never happened?

I honestly cannot answer this. When I go to see a movie adaptation I go into it seeing it as something completely different. There is no way to make a perfect adaptation.

9.) What book do you wish would be turned into a movie?

I think I would love to see Jackaby by William Ritter make into a movie. It has adventure, lovable characters, and mystery. It is my second favorite series, only beaten by Harry Potter.

10.) What book do you wish had a cookbook for it?

I think I would love it if there was a cookbook based off of a biography. That way I can try all the foods that person loved. I mean if I am reading a book about them I would be interested in them so why not have a meal like them at least one time?

11.) What is your most anticipated release of 2018?

I think my most anticipated release for this year was The Hazel Wood, I did a full review which you can find here: Review | The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I was looking forward to this the moment I saw the description and it did not disappoint. If I had to pick one that is not yet released it would be Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe or The Honey Farm by Harriet Alida Lye.

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