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Tag | Sunshine Blogger Award

TagTimel12:17I was tagged by Renée over at Global Bookworm, she has some great posts on her blog such as why you should become a global bookworm. I hope you check out her blog and see what she is up to.

Also, the next few Tuesday will be filled with fun tags that I need to get caught up on. I hope you all enjoy reading my answers and also consider yourself tagged!

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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TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 4

TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 3

TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 2

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD


The Questions

  1. Why did you start a book blog?
    • I wanted to have a place where I could share my love of reading as well as talk with others who have the same love of books. Since a lot of my friends aren’t readers like myself I wanted to find some new ones online.
  2. What is the best book which has been written in your country?
    • Oh, this is a hard one. I think my favorite book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. There are so many wonderful stories though.
  3. Which book is you guilty pleasure?
    • I don’t think any books I read I would consider “guilty pleasures”.
  4. What is your favorite non-fiction book?
    • My favorite non-fiction would be The Witches: Salem, 1692. I highly recommend it since it reads more like a narrative and the content is very interesting.
  5. When would you say that your blog is a (big) success?
    • I would say my blog is a big success every time I have a wonderful interaction with one of my readers since that was the reason why I created it in the first place.
  6. Which book do you believe should be mandatory to read at all schools worldwide?
    • I don’t know if I could answer this because a book that would be useful, relevant, and meaningful in every country, state, and town.
  7. Do you rather buy your books or get them from the library?
    • I really enjoy using my library for books I am iffy about, but I enjoy buying books that I really loved.
  8. Which mistakes did you make when you started blogging?
    • I think the biggest mistake I made was that I went a little over the top when I got started, which led to getting burned out quickly and then not posting again for months. I eventually redid everything and tried again.
  9. How do you take care of yourself and you mental health?
    • I make sure I have me time, which could be me just hanging out by myself, doing something I have wanted to do, or just eating my favorite meal. I realized that I need to set time aside to do things I feel like doing and it goes a long way.
  10. From which country would you like to read a book?
    • I would love to read a book that takes place in Egypt. I loved reading non-fiction books about the country, but I can say I never read a fiction set in the country. Any recommendations are welcome!
  11. If you could give advice to a blogger who starts today, what would it be?
    • Write about what you love, those who share those interests will come. Do not write what you think others want to hear.

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Tag | The Wanderlust Book Tag

TagTimel12:17I was tagged by the wonderful creator of this tag Lexie who has a wonderful blog called Reading by Starlight. She is kind and is really creative with her blog posts, I highly suggest you checking out her blog when you can. I really enjoy how she created this blog to mirror her love and want of traveling around the world and you can see how creative she was. Anyway, on to the tag!

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-The Rules-

  •  Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  •  Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friends

-The Questions-

Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott takes place in a small sleepy town, but it is very rich in history as well as the occasional coming of age party. This novel takes place in Concord, Massachusetts. This is one of my favorite books of all time, I have given it 5 stars every time I have read it.

Salt and sand: a book with a beach-side community

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, the main thing that stood out to me with this book is the main character lives right on the beach, she is always looking at it and around it. It must be a really beautiful sight to be able to look out your window and see it. When I read this book I ended up giving it 4 stars. 

Here there be dragons: a book with a voyage on the high seas

The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, this book is certainly a trip. There is a murder in the middle of the sea while there are a bunch of reporters traveling in international waters. If that is now a voyage, I don’t know what it. I ended up giving this book 5 stars when I read it. 

Tread lightly: a book set down a murky river or a jungle

Euphoria

Euphoria by Lily King, this book is about a group of anthropologist going into the jungle of either Central or South America, I will be honest it has been a long time since reading it so I forgot which country it took place in. Anyway, I really enjoyed the story, which I remember I promise. It was not only about the communities they visit, but also their personal interactions with one another. I gave this book 4 stars while reading it. 

Frozen wastes: a book with a frost bitten atmosphere

The Snow Child

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey takes place in the very cold state of Alaska. It takes place in the middle of the very cold winter, everything is covered in snow. I loved this book so much, I gave it 5 stars.

The boonies: a book with ruff or isolated terrain

Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay

Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay by Stephen King, now this is an isolated area for two reasons. First, it take place on an island off the coast of Maine, so getting to it on a normal day requires a boat. But, this is also during a very horrible storm so there is no way to get to the main land, or to communicate with them because communication is cut off. I really enjoyed this story, it was both scary in a real life way, but also a supernatural way. I gave it 4 stars. 

Hinterlands and cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting

Vengeance Road (Vengeance Road, #1)

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, this is the only book I had read that took place in a western setting. A lot of people read this a enjoyed it very much, but I don’t think westerns are for me or its writing style. I ended up giving it a low rating because the writing was kinda infuriating for me. I also realized, I don’t like westerns. 

Look lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger by Stephen King, this is honestly the only book I have read that stands out to me as taking place in a desert like area. As you can see from the cover, in the book you get there at a point in the book. I ended up enjoying this book much more than I thought I would. I gave it 3 stars. 

Wild and untamed: a book set the the heart of the woods

The Wolf Wilder

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell, I loved this book so much and it takes place in the mainly in the wood during winter time is Russia. It is a heart breaking novel in a few ways, but I really enjoyed it. I gave it 5 stars because the families commitment to making sure the wolves can live in the wilderness, but also the girls dedication and love for her mother. 

Wildest dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy (Lumberjanes, Vol. 1)

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle StevensonGrace EllisFaith Hicks, I read this a long time ago, but I kind of remember there being a bit of magic throne into this all girl awesome camp. I think I gave it a solid 4 stars when I read it. 


-I Tag-

Misty @ Mistys Bookspace

Paige @ Bookish Paige

Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads

Lia @ Lost in a Story

Katie @ Katie’s Corner Reviews

Bookworm Muse

Whit @ Whit Reads Lit

Mir @ TBR and Beyond

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Tag |I Should Have Read That Book

TagTimel12:17Tagged by Liz over on Travel in Retrospect, Emma over on The Terror of Knowing, and JJ over on Ever the Crafter . Their blogs are just as amazing as they are. When I saw that they tagged me in this I was so excited about it. I love the idea of this tag. Liz, Emma, and JJ are, like I said amazing, but their blog are filled with fun posts and great bookish posts. You should check their blogs out as well as check out how they answered this tag.

On to the tag!

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  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part
  • ENJOY THE TAG!

-My Answers-

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)

I will have to say that Reg and Jenna have been telling me to read the second book in the Scythe series by Neal Shusterman. The first book in the series was a buddy read, I enjoyed it at the time and I still think it was a very good book, but for some reason I am putting off reading Thunderhead. Maybe one day!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2)

The longest book on my TBR would be World Without End by Ken Follett. I purchased it on Apr 06, 2018. This is the second book in the Kingsbridge series so I don’t want to say to much about it. I read and loved the first one so I think I will like this one just as much.   I am planning on reading it in April so it will not remain on my TBR much longer.

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)

I could just say the last two books I just talked about honestly, but I still need to read The Wicked King by Holly Black, the second book in The Folk of the Air series. I really enjoyed the first book, The Cruel Price and I have always enjoyed her writing. I am waiting to read this for when I sit down for an entire day to read because I can easily read hers in a day.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Middlemarch

I thin one classic that I have always wanted to read, but just have not gotten around to it as of this point would be Middlemarch by George Eliot. 

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, it seems to be really popular for a decent chuck of time. I have read the description a few times over the years and it has never called out to me personally. But, I can see that people love it so that is wonderful.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

Well, the only book to film/TV adaptation I have watched and not read the book of would be Game of Thrones and I was sick of it before the first reasons was done. I just could not get into it for some reason, because of that I have never read the books or even attempted to try to.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

Daisy Jones & The Six

I keep seeing Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. While I do own it because I LOVED her last book, I have yet to start reading it. This is another book I want to wait until I have a little more down time to read so I can really get into it without having to take frequent breaks.


-I Tag-

Reg

Jenna

Amy

Emma

Erica

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Liebster Award | Vol. 4

TagTimel12:17Thank you so much for the tag Meeghan, you should all check her out! Her blog is wonderful! This is my 4th time doing this award, but I have to say I really enjoy that each time the questions are different and it keeps things interesting. If you want to see my previous ones I will list them for you to check out.

Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions you’ve been asked
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Let them know you’ve nominated them

Questions

  1. What are you currently reading, and are you enjoying it?
    • I am currently reading 4 books; War and Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, and the Familiars. I am enjoying them all, I am actually very surprised by how much I am liking The Count of Monte Cristo.
  2. Who is your all-time favourite character?
    • Jo from Little Women, she is smart, kind, brave, and not afraid to be herself.
  3. What are your thoughts on love triangles?
    • If done right they are alright, but the majority of them are annoying and seem forced.
  4. What is your fave book to re-read?
    • I really enjoy rereading the Little Women series and the Harry Potter series.
  5. What was the last book you DNF’ed?
    • I think it was Emergency Contact, I really did not like the main character and I could not make it past 18 pages.
  6. What is your fave fictional animal?
    • Mogget the “cat” from Sabriel.
  7. How many books are on your TBR?
    • My currently at 44 books.
  8. Which book has been on your shelf the longest (read or unread)?
    • The book I have had on my tbr the longest is From Here to Eternity. It has been on my tbr for a year.
  9. What is your fave book to movie adaptation?
    • The Harry Potter series.
  10. Which character would you swap lives with?
    • None, we only see a small part of a characters life. I enjoy my life and would like it keep it.
  11. What do you do when you’re in a reading slump?
    • I read a small book, a graphic novel, or reread a favorite.

My Questions

  1. What book/s can you not live without?
  2. Your first favorite book?
  3. Goodreads challenge/reading goal for this year?
  4. Favorite series?
  5. Do you read Fanfiction?
  6. Where is your favorite place to read?
  7. Are you a fast or slow reader?
  8. Do you use bookmarks?
  9. What book do you recommend the most to others?
  10. Where do you buy your books?
  11. What book do you dislike that everyone seems to love?

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Tag Time | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 7

TagTimel12:17I want to say a huge thank you to bookwormmuse for tagging me to complete this Q & A award. I always love answering the questions that others come up with. Where does your creativity come from? I am always at a loss when I need to create questions for others. Anyway, without more of a delay, here we go!

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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TAG | Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 6

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

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  1. What do you think is your defining quality?
    •  I think it would have to be how eggar I am to help in anyway that I can
  2. What book changed your way of thinking? Or your overall outlook towards certain things.
    • This would have to be Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, I think because I read it so young it really taught be a lot about family, making though decisions, and more.
  3. What is more important for you, the plot or the characters? What can make you stick it out to the end if everything else is failing in a book?
    • this is so hard I really despise an annoying character, but if the entire plot is bad the book is bad in my eyes. so I would say plot is more important. Honestly if the book is really failing I will just stop reading it or skip to the end if I need to know what happens to a particular character.
  4. What do you do to get through a reading slump?
    • Listen to an audiobook or reread a favorite.
  5. Do you have book buying bans for yourself?
  6. What is the one thing that you can not stand in a book?
    • Romance where there doesn’t need to be any.
  7. What do you consider yourself, introvert or extrovert?
    • Introvert
  8. What is the one thing on your bucket list that you want to do more than anything?
    • Honestly, I have never created a bucket list so I have no idea. Anyone have any ideas?
  9. What do you wish there was more of in your life in general?
    • I wish there was more quality time with those that I love.
  10. Can you describe your style?
    • Classic and nerdy
  11. If you could, what would you change about your life?
    • Honestly, I would change nothing because that would probably change something else that I would want to keep the same.

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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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TAG | The Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. 2

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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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Misty 

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Tag | The Liebster Award #3

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I want to thank Whitney for nominating me for this award, you should all check out her blog it is wonderful and she is very kind. Since this is my 3rd nomination I will link to my two previous ones incase you would like to read my answers from those previous times. It is always interesting how people change and their opinions change over time and as we grow.

The Liebster Award | 2018

TAG|The Liebster Award #2

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Rules for The Liebster Award:

• Thank your nominator and provide a link to their blog

• Answer your nominator’s 11 questions

• Create 11 questions of your own

• Nominate 11 blogs

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Whitney’s Questions:

  1. What standalone book do you wish had a sequel?
    • Oh this is an awesome question, I think I would love if Sleeping Beauties by Septhen and Owen King has a sequel. Since I finished the book I always wondered how the world would have changed after then end of that book.
  2. What is your favorite bookish object purchase?
    • My favorite bookish object I have purchased would have to be any bookmark. I feel like out of all the things I have bought, that is the thing I maintain my use of and continue to use.
  3. Who is your favorite romantic pairing in a novel?
    • Easy, Jo March and Professor Friedrich Bhaer from the Little Women series, yes it is a four book series.
  4. How do you choose what to read next?
    • It is totally mood based or if I have a deadline coming up.
  5. Do you like to see the movie adaptation of a book first, or read the book first?
    • I honestly don’t have a preference, I tend to see these as two separate entities.
  6. What is your favorite bookstore? (online or physical)
    • I love Indie Bound and Books a Million
  7. What is your favorite and least favorite genre?
    • I love thrillers and non-fiction, I have recently realized that I do not like science-fiction and I am VERY picky about fantasy.
  8. How long do you normally take to finish a book?
    • I can take me a day or months, there is no rhyme or reason for it.
  9. What character would you choose to be your companion on an adventure?
    • Bilbo Baggins or the Weasley Twins, you need some fun and smart people to help keep you alive and your spirits up.
  10. What is your Hogwarts house/do you feel that it is accurate?
    • Hufflepuff and I feel that it is very accurate!
  11. Who would comprise your ultimate girl squad?
    • Oh this is too difficult! Um, I would have to pick Eleanor Roosevelt, Jo March, Hermonie Granger, and Professor Minerva McGonagall.

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My Questions

  1. What books has the most sentimental value for you?
  2. What does your dream bookshelf or library look like?
  3. Have you had a pet that you gave a bookish name? If not, if you did get a pet what bookish name would you give them?
  4. Have you ever DNF’ed a book? What book was it and why?
  5. Do you reread books? Please explain because I am very curious.
  6. What is your reading routine?
  7. What was the first book you remember reading?
  8. What format do you usually read?
  9. How many books are currently in your TBR?
  10. What book are you most excited about reading this year?

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Jess & Teagan

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Sammy 

For The Love of Books Blog

Jasmine Eclipse

Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

Jacquie (Rattle the Stars)

Justine

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Tag | Book Unhaul Challenge

TagTimel12:17I have been seeing this tag everywhere and my shelves are currently at full capacity so I thought it would be a great time to complete this tag. This was created by BooksandLala over on youtube, her channel is amazing! At the end of this post I will share her video with you incase you would like to watch for yourself. This tag has 10 prompts, for each prompt you have to get rid of at least one book. So in theory I should have space for ten  more books on my shelf when this is all done.

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a book you rated low 

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony

I just didn’t really like it, I felt it was boring and even though it was only 100 pages it seemed to drag, a lot.

a book you changed your mind about 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion

This was the first book that came into my head and it did not take long. The more and more I think about this book the less I like it. It seems very generic and is a story I have read a few times. So, I am unhauling it.

a series you won’t be completing 

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

This was a very hard one to admit. I really enjoyed book 1-3 of this series. But, it is time to admit to myself that I am not going to continue on with this series. I am no longer interested in stories like these. I am unhauling books 1 and 2, but I am keeping book 3 since it is a signed edition and I want to keep it for memories.

a book you DNF’d (did not finish) 

The Pisces by Melissa Broder

The Pisces

I read 3 pages and decided I didn’t really want to read this.

a book you have multiple copies of 

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The only multiple copies of a book I have are old editions of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and I am NOT getting rid of those. I mean look at the picture, you cannot tell me that is not an adorable picture and an adorable family!

a book you’ll never actually get to 

West by Carys Davies

West

I got this as a blind date with a book from my local bookstore. It sounds interesting, but I know I will not get around to it any time soon.

a book you bought because of the hype 

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aparix Sweeney

The Nest

This book is very hyped up over the years, I picked this up because of a book club which kinda fell through due to my schedule and honestly I don’t see myself reading this on my own.

a book you bought because of the cover 

The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

This was a total cover buy for me. It is beautiful. Oddly, this prompt was one of the hardest because I never really cover buy all that often. But, it was a cover buy. I read it earlier this year and I enjoyed it. But, it is one of those books you can only read once. I did a review for this book, you can read that here:  REVIEW | The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale

a book you don’t know anything about 

Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

This was a completely random pick up in the history section in my bookstore. I ended up really enjoy  it, which is a total win. The only reason I am unhauling this book is because I want to pass it around to my friends and tell them to give it to someone else after they have finished reading it. Maybe that isn’t really an unhaul? I don’t know. Anyway this was great and I am sad to see it go, but happy to pass it along.

a book you didn’t buy

My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larisa Zageris

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

I got this for my birthday as a joke from my friend. I realized that I read it once and I would never really pick it up again. I am thinking about wrapping it up as a present for her to see what story she chooses and have a little bit of fun with her. So here is a fun book to unhaul! DividerSo those are the books I deiced to unhaul for this challenge. Some of these were very easy to get rid of while others were a bit harder to part with. I think the easiest one to unhaul is The West, due to it being a blind date with a book. I never actually picked it even though I bought it. The hardest book to unhaul was The Bone Season. It was hard to admit to myself that I really was not going to finish the series and acknowledge that my reading tastes have changed so dramatically.

I think my two favorite books to unhaul are My Lady’s Choosing and Never Caught. Mainly because I get to pass the books around and share them with others. My Lady’s Choosing is a perfect joke gift for my friend. Then on the other hand Never Caught was so good that I want to share it with a bunch of people. I kinda want everyone who has read it to sign it so the last person to get it gets to see the names of everyone.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope you have an awesome day.

P.S. Lala’s video is below if you want to read it and the question of the post.

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What’s the last book you unhauled?

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TAG | Unique Blogger Award Vol. 2

 

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Thank you so much Irena for nominating me for this, I have to say I loved your questions so much. If you have never seen this girls blog, you need it check it out. Without further delay here we go!

Link to Volume One: TAG | The Unique Blogger Award

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  • Ask them 3 questions.

Questions & Answers:

1. A monster breaks into your home! (Gasp!) But it’s not a very dangerous one, don’t worry. It’s just lost, poor thing. It can easily be scared, and then it will go into the wild and live happily ever after. But you need to scare it. The only thing that comes to mind is to throw a book at it, because you’re standing next to your shelves. You obviously don’t want to throw and possibly destroy a book you love, so you grab a book you don’t like and you don’t even know why you still have it. What book do you choose?

Now this is going to get me in trouble, but I want to be honest. If I had to throw a book at a monster to scare it away I would throw Illuminae by Amie Kaufman. I loved the concept, but I just could not get invested in the story.

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2. You’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and you find a magical lamp. (You now it’s magical because it sparkles. Or something.) And what do you do – you rub the lamp of course. You know how these things work! And, yes, a genie comes out and says he’ll give you any superpower you want.
“But, I thought I was supposed to get three wishes!” you say.
“I’m the genie, I know how this works! You get a superpower!”
You shrug and accept the offer. A superpower is still great. Which superpower do you choose?

To me this seems like a super power, but it might not to others. But, I would ask for Omni-linguism. I would love to be able to understand any form of language.

3. I’ll keep this one shorter, I promise. XD Now, you have superpowers, but you still need help because you’re new at the whole supernatural thing. Which character (from a book or tv show) would you choose to be your partner and best friend?

I would pick Doctor John Watson, he seems like someone who would keep me levelheaded.

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My Questions For You:

  1. You are in the bookstore and you see someone walking around for an hour looking at all the books looking lost. Finally, you decide to ask them if they need help.They  admit they have no idea what book to read next, what book would you recommend?
  2. Image you get the opportunity to go back in time, maybe a mad scientist has figured out the technology, who knows? Anyway, the only thing is you need to feed the contraption a classic book and you travel to the time that it was written. What book would you feed that machine?
  3. You are in the library and you see someone reading at a table. Then you see the worst thing imaginable…. they are doing your bookish pet-peeve. What are they doing to that poor book?!

 

I Nominiate:

Misty

Lia

Amy

Charlotte

& anyone else who wishes to answer these questions!
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TAG | End of the Year Book Tag

Tag Tuesday

Thank you so much for the tag, Jacquie from Rattle the Stars  Jacquie is half of the duo over at Rattle the Stars, you should check them out. They are both wonderful writers and have a fun blog. I have to say I am glad I was tagged, this is a great tag to wrap up the year and look into the new one ahead of us. I hope you enjoy the answers.

 


The Questions:

    • Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

Nope, thankfully this year I have either gotten rid of all the books I have not finished because I DNF’ed them or I finished them. Although I am currently in the middle of reading a review copy of The Last Girl by Nadia Murad, but I will be finishing it before the year ends.

    • Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Nope, I just kinda go with the flow when it comes to reading.

    • Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

I am looking forward to a few in January such as The Cruel Prince and The Hazel Wood.

    • What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, and A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas.

    • Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I honestly don’t think so. While I know I am going to enjoy the books I am reading or planning on reading I don’t think any will surprise me in any way.

    • Have you already started making reading plans for 2018? 

I have made a few plans, but I am doing a separate post on that very soon.


I hope you enjoyed the tag. If you want to participate please feel free to consider yourself tagged!

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