BEAutumn: Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag

I am so excited to do this tag, created for BookEnding Autumn by Meegan Reads! Warm beverages are one of my favorite parts of autumn. Whether its apple cider, chai lattes, pumpkin spice….anything! I love it all!! Then put it with my soft socks, cozy blanket, a good book, and I am set! Let’s get to this tag!

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Rules:

  • Link back to the original post (hint, it’s this one!)
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Do the prompts below
  • Tag some friends
  • Most importantly – have fun!

Pumpkin Spice Latte: A book you didn’t think you’d love
Slayer by Kiersten White – I honestly don’t know why I picked this book up. I remember expecting this book to be super cheesy, being that this was centered around <i>Buffy</i>–a corny sitcom I never watched to begin with. Also, I was a little disappointed with the last K.White book I read so my expectations weren’t that high. However, I listened to the audiobook and I LOVED this one. One of my favorite reads of the year!

Hot Apple Cider: A book that got you a bit hot under the collar
No matter your sexual preferences, if you have a pulse, you probably felt some stirrings for the chemistry between our boys Alex and Henry in Red, White, and Royal Blue. This was a book that I know I will be reading again at some point. I decided to read it up because of all the hype and I am so glad I did. Definitely worth a read if you haven’t gotten to it yet!

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: A book that felt like a warm hug
Since the theme is autumn and we’re going through warm beverages and comfort things, my first thought for this one is Rainbow Rowell’s Pumpkinheads. The very first page in this book is a map of the pumpkin patch that the characters work in and I was in love right then and there. Throughout the story, the MC’s basically tour the patch and its just so fun to visit all of the attractions with them…I will be reading this book every. single. year.

Maple Pecan Latte: A book you enjoyed that was hard to get into
I’ll give this one to The Bear and the Nightingale. Yes, I know this is a book that I harbor an unpopular opinion on. It just was a slowburn for me. I still am blaming myself for listening to the audiobook version and I am going to be brave and try again at some point to read a hard copy. I think there is potential because I know I did like the ending and I felt a bit lost. I felt the fairy tale element and I liked it but again, I was only confused by it so I feel I need to give it another go. The beginning was only difficult for me to really get into.

London Fog: A vanilla character
Hannah in These Witches Don’t Burn. I wanted to like this book and I didn’t hate it. I just thought it was dull. I thought that for a book about witches, it could have been more witchy. Probably because the main character was (sorry to say but) lame.

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Hot Buttered Rum: A book that was velvety smoothe

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew: A character whose temperament is icy cold
That would be Olive in The Unhoneymooners. From the very beginning, this girl has a cold “I’m unlucky” attitude and it lasts for the entire book. Even when she’s on this amazing vacation (a la ‘unhoneymoon’), she is still convinced it will go bad because of fate.

Salted Caramel Mocha: A book that you’re salty about
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. If anyone out there still hasn’t read the HP books or watched the movies, minor -SPOILER- ahead….I am still skeptical about the veil in the Department of Mysteries! I did recently re-read the book for the first time since my original read when the book first came out (maybe this was my third read? But I can’t say for sure–that’s not the point) and there is such little explanation for what is behind the veil or what happens if someone just casually falls in! But come on. I always thought Sirius was going to come back. Or Dumbledore was going to find a way. Or something! So yes. I’m still salty.

Honey Bee Latte: A character who is sweet
For this one I’m going to choose Millie Michalchuk from the book Puddin’. This is the second book to Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’. I preferred book 2 to book 1. Really they can each stand alone. Dumplin’ was made into a Netflix movie relatively recently and I hope they do the same with Puddin’ because, as I said, I preferred Puddin’. Millie is a fat girl who goes from enemies to besties with the head cheerleader of the school and the entire book is just really sweet and life lessons are learned and I just really enjoyed the whole thing. (Side note: I’ve never heard of a “honey bee latte”???)

Gingerbread Latte: A character you would take home for Christmas
So my typical non-villanous book boyfriend is Levi from Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. However, I now have a new Rowell book boyfriend! (I still think Levi is my favorite though, but for the sake of entertainment, I’ll change it up here) Josiah from Pumpkinheads! This lady knows how to write some wholesome guys, let me tell you! They are the type I could just hang out and laugh with, joke around with, drink coffee with, be super easygoing around…I think they just seem super chill.

So those are my answers! Technically the full BookEnding Autumn event is over now and I am so late in posting these but my October got so flipped upside-down I’m just posting at my own leisure at this point. If you’d like to do this tag, go for it! Be sure to tag me so I can see your answers, and tag the creator too! Have fun!

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Tag Tuesday ~ I should have read that!

Its been a little while since I’ve done a tag, so here is one to see us through the day!

-Rules-

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post…Thanks Regina!
  • 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!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read –
Everyone in general always wants me to read the ACOTAR series. Its Sarah J Maas and wingspan that, you know what I mean??

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up –
Oh, so many!! I’ll just go ahead and mention the Darker Shade of Magic trilogy here because I really, really do want to read this one and I own it and I just haven’t gotten to it!

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet – 
I’m going to call out Red Queen for this one. I started this one a year or maybe even close to two years ago now and I do want to continue on in the series but I just haven’t gotten back to it. I want to though!

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read –
Frankenstein! How have I not read Frankenstein?! I read Dracula in full last year finally, and I have started Frankenstein, but how have I not made it all the way through?!

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read – 
Well, I have already cited Maas…and ADSOM…let’s embarrass myself further and admit that I haven’t read The Illuminae Files either. I swear I really want to! But y’all, there are just so many books and so little time!

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet –
My most recently watched adaptation that I “meant to read before watching” but of course, didn’t get around to…A Discovery of Witches. The show was pretty good! A little Twilight-ey, and a little corny in its own way, but it was decent. I hope the book is better.

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet –
The first one that came to mind was The Priory of the Orange Tree. This book is an absolute tome that I probably would have to drop all other hobbies in order to read and finish before I die. Maybe someday while I’m on maternity leave or something but…someday I would like to attempt reading it. As of right now though, I don’t know if I could fight my way through it. Just being realistic….

And there you have it, folks! The ‘I should have read that tag’! Honestly one of the simplest tags I have done! Its much easier to think of what you should have read rather than remember what you have read. Funny how that works, eh? Anyway, if you like the sound of this tag, please feel free to do it! Please tag me if you to because I would love to read your answers, and tag the original maker of the tag, listed above. Have a great Tuesday!

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Tag Tuesday: The Book Addiction Tag

Woooooooo! Another Tuesday almost in the books! I’m trying so hard to keep up with my reading (Goodreads says I’m 43 books behind) and get back on track with blogging/social media a bit more regularly. Try, try, try! So here we go! This is the Book Addiction Tag, which was created by Always Trust in Books (or so we think)

The Book Addiction Tag

What is the longest amount of time you can comfortably go without picking up a book?

24 hours maybe? I honestly start to feel empty and a sense of laziness or even loneliness and neglect if I don’t “check in” with what I’m reading.

bookbagHow many books do you carry on your person (or kindle) at any one time?

I typically read 2-3 books at a time and I definitely have at least one of them, if not two or more on my person at all times. I never know what format (audio, ebook, hard copy) will be most ideal to read at any given time! Usually, though, I can just pull out my phone and just read a bit on that, but if I know there is a long car ride or a waiting room or anything like that I can plan for that.

Do you keep every book you buy/receive or are you happy to pass them on to make space for more?

For the most part, I am a hoarder. If I really know I’m not going to read something and I didn’t buy it myself, that’s when I am most likely to pass it on.

How long would you spend in a bookshop on a standard visit?

Lately, my standard visits are about an hour of browsing and leaving. I used to be able to spend an entire day just walking in and sitting around reading. I would just pick out a stack of books and read the first couple chapters to get a feel for new authors

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

I probably spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours reading per day. Sometimes maybe a bit more but that’s probably where my average is.

clay-banks-258326-unsplashWhere does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your daily to-do list?

As much as possible! I try to listen to audiobooks at work but I get interrupted frequently so that stinky. However, once I get home, I usually have some flexibility to I get some reading time after work and before sleep to read!

How many books do you reckon you own in total (including e-books)?

I reckon I have +3 bookcases full! No idea how many that is. I don’t even have the time (or patience) to count. Maybe when I move in a couple months I can give a rough count.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in conversation?

Relatively often. Especially The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and Outlander. Or books that I am currently reading or have recently read. If I see people reading in my comfort zones (like home or work etc.) I might ask them what they are reading and go about it that way but if I know people aren’t readers, I don’t reference it too much.

What is the biggest book (page count) you have finished reading?

I think one of the Outlander books or Cassandra Clare books is the longest books I have read.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds i.e searching bookshops, online digging etc?

Umm….I did get my hands on a 1st edition Jay Kristoff Nevernight for a steal. Let’s see….a book that I would love to have though, is just to get my first edition Harry Potter(s) signed by J.K. Rowling. If that happened, my life would be complete.

thought-catalog-551737-unsplashA book you struggled to finish but refused to DNF?

Yes, and whatever it was I blocked it out of my mind and learned my lesson.

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2018?

Read plenty more classic novels. Read more psychology books. Read more graphic novels too. Easy goals to achieve I hope!

Have you ever had the privilege of converting someone into a reader (maybe via inspiration or incessant nagging)?

There have been people in the past few years who have taken to reading around me more often. A few colleagues, my wife and children. They were either inspired by myself or have got sick of me picking up a book and wanted to see what all the fuss was about 😀

Describe what books mean to you in five words.

Knowledge. Experience. Challenging. Enthralling. Fulfilling.

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And that’s the tag! This one is a little long, but the questions aren’t too difficult. So if you’re looking for a good tag to do, I hereby tag YOU!!!

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Tag Tuesday ~ I Love Spring! Book Tag

Spring is finally here and hopefully here to stay. Seriously, we just had snow, what, 2 weekends ago? It was absolutely nuts. I can’t handle any more snow! But everything is growing so green now and we’re hitting consistent 50-60 degree days so I’m staying as positive as possible, and here’s a book tag to keep me focused!

-Rules-

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post…Thanks Regina!
  • Link to the creator’s blog (Helene Jeppesen) in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part
  • ENJOY THE TAG!

1) How is Spring where you live?
Spring is unpredictable! Saturday we had a winter storm warning (hail and snow all day), Monday it was sunny and 45 degrees, today its thunderstorming and 60, we might have more snow by the weekend. Last year it was 80 degrees by this time of year! We just never know!

2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?
Wicked Saints, The Princess and the Fangirl, and Sky Without Stars (sorry, I can’t pick just one!)

350203803) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.
Definitely Wild Beauty. I got this book in Owl Crate…last year? Maybe even two years ago now?? I have no idea what its even about but it has pretty flowers on the cover!

4) Where are you going to read this Spring?
I am an absolute mood reader so I am not for sure but I know I want to read Aurora Rising and Once and Future above most other books out there. I also want to jump back into Six of Crows.

339497755) Find a book cover with the sun on it!
I’m picking Beware the Night for this one because I love the cover for it. It just released in mid-March and I have been hearing good things about it.

6) What are your favorite Spring reads?
Hmm. Well, I tend to read lighter reads in the springtime. For example, I just finished Five Feet Apart and that was a really good read in my opinion. I know I read Geekerella last spring and I loved that. Spring of 2017 was when I read what is one of my favorite books, The Light We Lost….oh my gosh, so good. Also I read The Wrath and the Dawn books for some fantasy and they were really good. I loved those–a loose YA fantasy retelling of 1,001 Nights.

7) Find a book with many different colors on it.
26721568This is one of my favorite book covers. I own this book and I am so terrible for not reading it. I picked it up in B&N one day and read the first 20 pages and was hooked so I bought it right away but never got back to it after I got home. I really must get back to it. I’m going to make that a new goal. You all are my witnesses!

8) Whom do you tag?
Anyone and everyone who is in the mood for a fun little springtime tag! This is a good one!

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Tag Tuesday: The Goodreads Tag

Hi everyone! We’re back to another Tuesday! So my new goal is to alternate Tag Tuesdays and WWW Wednesdays every other week so as to not burn out myself or you as readers with tags (even though I love them) or repetitive memes. However, I have a blog tour to post tomorrow so I’ll kick off my rotation with a tag today! So here we go!

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1. What is the last book you marked as read?
The last book that I finished and marked as ‘read’ was Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine. I added this to my lists overall on March 28, 2018, started reading on January 20, 2019 and finished reading on January 27th. I rated it four stars.

2. What is the last book you marked as “TBR”?
The other day I realized it had been a little while since I “synced” my Goodreads shelf with my TBR shelf so I took the time to make sure that I had all the books that I own are logged. I hate being at the bookstore (and this is truly a bookworm problem) and I can’t remember if I own a certain book or not. This is why I need to keep my lists up-to-date! So to answer this question, the last book I added was Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows.

3. What book do you plan to read next?
Its not so much ‘reading next’ as shifting my focus. I’m going to move on to/back to Six of Crows for my hard copy book and The Dreamers for my audiobook. Not sure what my ebook will be.

4. Do you use the star rating system?
Its a requirement these days! I do wish we could use half stars. I sort of figure that if they let us use stars they might as well let us use half stars as well!

5. Are you using the 2019 reading challenge?
Duh–who on Goodreads doesn’t?! My goal is 75 for this year.

6. Do you have a wishlist?
I do but I keep track on Amazon more than on Goodreads. You better believe I keep track of the books I want/need!

7. Which book do you plan on buying next?
Well, I get a little spontaneous. To be honest, it will probably be a pre-order. Jay Kristoff has been hinting good things about his pre-order goodies today I saw…..

8. Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few!
I don’t have any memorized that aren’t cliche. I could take hours looking them up based on books that I like and go from there…but maybe next time.

9. Who are your favorite authors? Share a few!
Honestly, I base “favorite authors” on authors on those who have written more than one (or two, three, etc) books that I really like. Or maybe I have met them or follow them on social media or all of the above, etc. So to answer the question, favorite authors include Jay Kristoff, VE Schwab, Angie Thomas.

10. Have you joined any groups?
Oh yes. I belong to several groups, especially ones for reading challenges. Its really how I started reading so many different types of books. I actually was active and spending hours on Goodreads before I discovered Bookstagram!

So there you have it, folks! That’s the tag. I apologize that I do not know the origins of this one. If you haven’t done this tag and would like to, consider yourself tagged! Feel free to link me in your page if you do it because I would love to read your answers, or leave me a comment with your link!

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Tag Tuesday: The Television Tag

What day is it? TAG TUESDAY!!! So this week I’m taking a break from the bookish and substituting for the tube for a week! I don’t always watch very much but I was tagged by Fictionally Sam so I have to answer the call!

tumblr_n04dqqnz261tp2pppo1_5001. Favorite show – Off the top of my head, gut reaction, first thing that comes to mind when you ask me this question, I would say that my favorite show of all time is House M.D.

2. Favorite genre – I like medical dramas, crime thrillers, comedy, historical stuffs, DIY….a pretty good variety just so long as I deem it good entertainment.

3. Least favorite show – The Curse of Oak Island (my husband watches this religiously). Also South Park and Archer.

4. Most re-watched show/favorite show to binge – House, Grey’s Anatomy, Family Guy, Friends, Criminal Minds, Mind Hunter.

f58bb36bf30f7b0dad030400d7dae36c5. Do you prefer to watch things week-to-week or binge watch? Binge, duh! I don’t mind comedy sitcoms on a week-to-week basis but dramas and thrillers are pretty much meant to be binged, amiright?

6. Favorite television characters? House, Jon Snow, Dennarys, Derek Morgan, Derek Shepard (the name Derek…I think I’m seeing a trend, eh?), Sherlock, Dr. Brennan/Bones

7. Favorite TV ships? Derek + Garcia (Criminal Minds), McDreamy + Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy), Killian + Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time), Elaina + Damon (The Vampire Diaries)

09eee546e6ce8128fbf829e6933dcc428. Shows you could never get into – CSI, The Office, Firefly, True Blood

9. Shows you fell out of love with – Once Upon a Time, Supernatural (I still love Sam and Dean SO MUCH but the show/storyline just is not what it used to be)

10. Cancelled too soon – Galavant, Smash, Forever

11. Guilty pleasure show – The Vampire Diaries. Riverdale? Maybe Pawn Stars or American Pickers. Ghost Hunters? More of the reality dramas.

12. What are you currently watching? Playing catchup on Outlander, Supernatural and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

13. (I’m adding this Q in because I can’t believe it isn’t here!) Other shows you love or have swooned, laughed, or cried over in the past? The Haunting of Hill House, Hemlock Grove, Gilmore Girls, Are You Afraid of the Dark?,  Boy Meets World, Bones, The X-Files, Game of Thrones, Supernatural

And that’s it my friends. These are my faves and my least faves….at least as they come to me off the top of my head. I’m sure I’m missing some, but its the best I can do. If you’re interested, give it a go yourself. Be sure to tag me so I can see your answers too!

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Tag Tuesday: New Years Book Tag

new year tagIts my favorite day! I found this tag on Kaitlyn’s blog and thought it the perfect festive entry for the week. If you’d like to do it for yourself, just link the original post from Bookmark Chronicles, answer the questions below, and tag some friends! And now, without further ado, let’s begin!

1. Best book and/or series that you read in 2018.
I’m so glad I finally finished up the Grisha trilogy last year! Looking at the books as individuals, they weren’t 5-star reads, but the series as a whole was really great. I loved the world building and Nikolai and the Darkling as characters were just stupendous!

2. Authors that you’ve read recently that you’d like to read more of this year.
I read my first Schwab book last year when I read City of Ghosts and I absolutely LOVED it!! Plus, from what I hear, that’s not even her best book! So I am really excited to read more VE/Victoria Schwab this year and I think that the second in that series is coming out this year as well, so I’m really excited for that!

3. Most anticipated book turned movie.
Honestly I don’t even know what all is coming out this year yet! I always am excited about more Outlander. Five Feet Apart looks like all the feels. They’re making The Sun is Also a Star? I need to get reading, y’all!

4. Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight.
Levi from Fangirl was a character that I really loved, and of course the Darkling is a bad boy I swoon over.

5. What’s on your TBR for 2019? (top 5 will suffice)
Ok, I will choose a couple 2019 releases and a couple backlisters.
– King of Scars
– Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom
– Wicked Saints (this list sounds so dark so far!)
– Glass Sword
– Enchantee

6. How many books do you hope to read in 2019?
My goal is 75 and I hope to exceed that. *crossing fingers.

7. Will you participate in the Goodreads, or other Challenges?
Definitely Goodreads, plus several readathon challenges. I sort of have an addiction.

8. Any New Years Resolutions?
Ummm, not necessarily strong and steadfast, but I do want to comment on other blogs more and I do want to use my reading planner more.

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And that’s it! So if you like the sound of this tag and would like to do this one, consider yourself tagged! Please link back to me and the original maker of the tag (linked above) because I would love to see your answers. With that, happy new year!

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Blogmas 25: Tag Tuesday – The Joy of Christmas

Hello to all and Merry Christmas! If you aren’t a celebrator of Christmas then I hope you’re enjoying your day, but if you are, I hope Santa was good to you and that you are having a safe and happy holiday. Today I am coming at you with a holiday book tag because it is, afterall, a Tuesday. This tag was originally created by Sam, and you can watch the video here.

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
I’m looking forward to King of ScarsChildren of Virtue and VengeanceA Curse So Dark and Lonely….oh, so many!!

2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?
Right now I’m on a Colleen Hoover kick!

3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
There are a couple details I would change in the story line, but I love the detail and the make up of the Grishaverse!

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
I think my favorite is Frankenstein, and I really want to read (finish) the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy.

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas
The new 10th anniversary editions of The Hunger Games books. Oh, and I really wanted a copy of The Disasters (I’m a sucker for that purple cover and the tagline “Space is tough- get a helmet).

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling
Vain by Fisher Amelie was a spectacular book that game me all the feels. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
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8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
One Christmas (technically about three days after Christmas) my college choir was invited to and travelled to sing at the White House. It was an amazing experience! That’s probably my favorite Christmas memory.

And that’s it! I wish you all a merry Christmas, and a very safe and joyous holiday season!

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Blogmas 18: Tag Tuesday – The Christmas Carol Book Tag

Its the last Tuesday before Christmas!!! Well, not including Christmas itself, of course. Time is flying (which, I feel like I say in every single post…but its so true!!). I am looking forward to working through this tag, and I hope you will too!

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH
Name a villainous character you can’t help but love to hate.

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The Darkling from Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse. He is vile and ruthless, but he is so in love with Alina and would do anything for her. How can you not love that?

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU
What book do you most want to find under your Christmas tree this year?

Colleen Hoover’s latest (which I only learned about recently): Verity. Unlike all of CoHo’s other books, this one is a thriller/suspense novel and everyone who I have seen read it have come away saying something along the lines of “WTF?!” So basically, I MUST READ THIS!

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Name a favourite character that had to overcome a major obstacle.

Katniss Everdeen is forever one of my favorite characters and I think, by now, pretty much everyone knows her story. The obstacles that girl had to face and the pressure on her shoulders was just enormous. From being sent into the games not once but TWICE, to everything that happened to Peeta, to losing her sister, to then being manipulated into being the Mockingjay and leading an assault into the Capital…yeah, she’s pretty much my hero.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
Which characters do you think are at the top of Santa’s “Naughty” and “Nice” list?

At the top of Santa’s “Naughty” list is the Ministor/Pastor in Christina Dalcher’s Vox. This dude was awful. He truly believed what he preached about women’s true place being at the head of the household, and that they should be seen and not heard. Vox is a dystopian sci-fi book but honestly, I would almost categorize it as horror because the concepts and just how realistically it was written is just terrifying. On a lighter note, at the top of Santa’s “Nice” list is Jamie Fraser. This man is a saint. I mean, he gives all of himself not just for his wife but for his entire family, for his country, and for the bum on the street, no matter his or her nationality. Definitely at the top of the “Nice” list. We all need to be more like Jamie.

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What book just melts your heart?

I’m going to say A Christmas Carol for this one. I think the book is absolutely great. Not only that, but it is tied in my head to the movie versions which are so sentimental and hold such good memories.

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our favourite book that takes place in a country other than your own.

Uhh, Harry Potter….duh!! 😛

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
What book do you read to get in the Christmas spirit?

I read different books every year, and I sort of have a rotation going. So other than A Christmas Carol, which I already mentioned, I also have Skipping Christmas in my rotation which I really enjoy. That’s the John Grisham book that the movie “Christmas with the Cranks” is based off of. Its really good, if you haven’t read it before!

SLEIGH RIDE
What character would you most want to spend the holidays with?

Christian Gray, baby! *wink*wink*

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BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
What book do you hate so much you would sacrifice it to the fire to stay warm?

Twilight. When I first read the series several years ago, I didn’t think they were too bad. Of course, I was several years younger and I read them post-surgery. Both of those factors must have had much to do with my thinking because when I *tried* to re-read them last year….yeah, I’m ready to throw them into the fire.

DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
What book would you recommend to everyone?

The Light We Lost. This book warmed my heart and then broke my heart. So good.

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If you’re in the mood for a Christmas tag, I hereby tag you to do ^this^ one! Its not too long, not too short! Just right! And now I have these stuck in my head. 😉

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Blogmas Day 11: Tag Tuesday! Bookish ‘Naughty or Nice’ Tag

naughty-or-nice-temporary-tattoo-tt0138We survived another Monday, y’all! And how do we celebrate? With a tag for Tag Tuesday! I was “tagged” by Destiny @ Howling Libraries, and I have to give credit to Jenn for creating the tag. Here we go:

  • Received an ARC and not reviewed it – Naughty! I did this once and it hit my Netgalley score so hard I’m never doing it again. Next year, my answer will be “nice”! 
  • Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley – Nice! I am currently sitting at 81%. Its one of my New Years resolutions to get that number up. I WILL hit at least 90%, gosh darn it!!
  • Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did) – Naughty. I rarely ‘promise’ a full review to come. I think maybe once or twice I have. I really only rate or rate and review. Its all or nothing. I am trying to get better at this too.
  • dog-eared-book-e1358973316431Folded down the page of a book – Nice. I really don’t mind this too much, but I have so many nice bookmarks now I have no reason to fold. I used to though. Not anymore!
  • Accidentially spilled on a book – Nice. I am SO careful of my books. I do NOT spill.
  • DNF a book this year – Naughty. I also don’t think that this is a bad thing necessarily. I just have come to realize that it takes a lot of time to read a book, so why waste it on a book you aren’t enjoying?
  • Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it – Nice. I will admit that I cover buy relatively frequently. However, I always intend to read it. And I am ok at walking away from a beautiful cover if I’m not going to read it.
  • Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework) – Naughty. I do this all the time. But also, I have learned the skill of multi-tasking….working and listening to an audiobook!
  • Skim read a book – Naughty. Once you get past the point of DNF and then a book takes a turn for the worst and you just know you’re in for a LONG RIDE…yeah. Been there.
  • fol-book-sale-general-pic_img_0267Completely missed your Goodreads goal – Nice. I will PROBABLY miss my goal of 75. I’m not giving up yet though. I am currently at 62 books.
  • Borrowed a book and not returned it – Nice. I am not really a borrower unless its the library, and I bring those back!
  • Broke a book buying ban – Nice. A book ban is a book ban. I have SO. MANY. BOOKS. just sitting on my shelves that I need to read! (and so little money in my wallet)
  • Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about – Naughty. This I so fairly often. I very rarely write a review right after finishing a book. I Just need to let it sink in. But then sometimes I sort of forget to go back and finish a review….whoops.
  • Wrote in a book you were reading – Nice. I really don’t write in books unless its for school, and I’m not in school any more. At this point, if a note needs to be made, I make it on a Post-it or in my phone and come back to it later.
  • c1z93cykfzklFinished a book and not added it to your Goodreads – Nice. No way! If I read a book, I want “credit” for it! Those are going straight to GR!!
  • Borrowed a book and not returned it to a friend – Nice. I have already mostly answered this one. I really don’t borrow books, but I will add that at the same time, I don’t really lend books either….for good reason!
  • Dodged someone asking if they can borrow a book – Naughty. Sorry but….I just don’t trust people!
  • Broke the spine of someone else’s book – Nice. I definitely don’t do this. Maybe I would ask first, but I never initiated it.
  • Took the jacket off a book to protect it and ended up making it more damaged – Naughty – I literally just did this today! It really wasn’t too bad but I am so good at squishing and wrinkling them!
  • Sat on a book accidentially – Naughty. Uhhh, yes. Do you know how many books you have to pull out at a time to have booksta pics? A lot. They litter your furniture and floor. I’ve definitely sat on them.

So that’s all folks! My score: 7 Naughty/13 Nice. Woo hoo!! I’m a nice bookworm!! Where do you rate?

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