2017 End of Year Book Tag

I saw this book tag on BookTube and thought it be nice to do it since we’re almost a month away from 2018! The original tag was made by Ariel Bisset on YouTube.

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

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The Fables comics. I started volume 20 (I think) and never finished it. Oops.

 

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

Not really. Living in Florida I don’t know what seasons are.

 

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

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, the third and final book in the Illuminae Files trilogy.

I also have to add A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, a novella of the A Court of Thorns and Roses that takes place after the events of the third book.Image result for gimme gif

 

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First and foremost, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I don’t know why I’m being so adamant about reading this before watching the series, but I am, and will.

Secondly, another Colleen Hoover novel, but I’m not sure which one. It’s between Maybe Someday or Without Merit. Maybe both? I know I need something I’ll love after I finish this semester.

And my third pick is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

 

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

Can I choose The Handmaid’s Tale again?

 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

My only solid reading plan for 2018 is cutting down on my Goodreads goal. This year I reached my goal of 100 books, but I don’t expect to read as many books next year because I should be graduating. So, my new goal will be 50 books.

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The Disney Sidekick Book Tag

I saw this book tag a while ago and of course I had to do it. This book tag was created by Book Princess Reviews , but I found it on YA and Wine.

MUSHU FROM MULAN / OLAF + SVEN FROM FROZEN

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THE COMIC RELIEF – NAME YOUR FAVORITE HILARIOUS CHARACTER OR YOUR FAVORITE COMEDY/FUNNY BOOK.

Mushu is without a doubt one of my favorite Disney sidekicks ever! I’ve watched this movie a thousand times and I’ve even written about it for school. So, can I pick him for this one, or is that cheating?

My favorite funny book is Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh. It is hilarious and it makes me laugh uncontrollably every time I pick it up.

THE SEVEN DWARFS FROM SNOW WHITE

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FAVORITE GROUP/ENSEMBLE.

THE NIGHT COURT! The Night Court from A Court of Mist and Fury. I love their friendship, their drama, their everything! They act like family because they are like family, and I LOVE it!

PASCAL FROM TANGLED

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THE LOYAL CHEERLEADER CHAMELEON (NOT A FROG, FLYNN RIDER) – NAME A BOOK THAT STARTED OUT ONE WAY BUT CHANGED FOR YOU.

Colleen Hoover does this all the time! I start her books as a lighthearted love stories but by the end I’m bawling my eyes out crying from the same book.

MEEKO FROM POCAHONTAS

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POCAHONTAS’S SLY AND SNEAKY RACCOON FRIEND – NAME A PLOT TWIST THAT YOU DID NOT SEE COMING.

 “Story of Your Life” or the movie, Arrival. It has an intricate plot twist that is peppered throughout the story and movie, but you don’t realize it until it happens. It’s so good and unexpected that it makes you question EVERYTHING!

Also, ACOMAF, that whole mating thing? Yeah, I did not see that coming at all.

RAJAH FROM ALADDIN / FLOUNDER FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID

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GENTLE WITH THEIR PRINCESS BUT PROTECTIVE WITH EVERYONE ELSE – NAME YOUR FAVORITE BEST FRIEND IN A NOVEL.

This is not in a novel but I do love Michael and Rogelio’s friendship in Jane the Virgin. Their bromance is perfection!

THE MUSICAL BUNCH – NAME A NOVEL WHERE MUSIC PLAYED A BIG PART OR MADE YOU WANT TO SING ITS PRAISES

The Haters by Jesse Andrews is a book that starts out at a Jazz camp and turns into a tour of an underage jazz band going from place to place in the South.

THE OBSTACLE IN FLYNN RIDER’S WAY – NAME A CHARACTER THAT FACES A LOT OF OBSTACLES

Katniss Everdeen’s journey was nothing but obstacles.

HAMISH, HUBERT, & HARRIS FROM BRAVE

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FAVORITE FAMILY DYNAMICS IN A NOVEL.

I don’t know why but it is hard to find a nice wholesome family without any major drama, especially in YA novels. But recently I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I adored the family dynamics from this story. Sure they have their family drama but it’s nowhere near the angst ridden families from other books. The Song girls felt like a real close knit family and it was so incredibly refreshing to see that.

RAY FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG / 3 FAIRIES FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY

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THE ADVICE GIVERS – BOOK THAT MOST IMPACTED YOUR LIFE.

1984 by George Orwell because it has changed my view on how governments work in the real world. It’s also amazing how he was able to see all this happening in 1948. Having fled from a communist country at a young age, I don’t know what it’s like to live in one but this book was very insightful.

HEI HEI FROM MOANA

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NAME A CHARACTER THAT STEALS THE SHOW.

Cute little Ghus from Saga! He’s just so cute and adorable.

OPPOSITES ATTRACT – NAME YOUR FAVORITE OR WORST OPPOSITE ATTRACTS PAIRING.

Simon and Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. He’s good. He’s evil. He’s bad at magic. He’s good at magic. He’s not in love. He is in love. He’s a mage. He’s a vampire. And somehow with all these differences I still fell madly in love with this pairing. I just love how Baz comes out of nowhere and declares his love for Simon from the moment we meet him.

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Okay, I’ll stop fangirling now.

TAG…YOU’RE IT?

If you got this far and want to do this tag go ahead! Have fun!

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The Full House Book Tag

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This tag was created by Rose @ Stuck in Fiction and I was sort of tagged by Jessica @ Pore  Over the Pages

It’s been a while since I’ve done any tag (whether I was tagged or not) but I saw this one and I knew I had to do it. I loved the original sitcom and I’ve been watching the revival on Netflix, so how could I pass up the chance to talk about the Tanners and books? Continue reading

The Opposite Book Tag

Here’s yet another tag that no one has officially tagged me in, but I am doing it anyway because I’m an independent book blogger and I don’t need to be tagged.

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First book in your collection/Last book you bought.

First Book: The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer, I saw my sister reading it and I just got it and read it. And it’s been in my collection ever since.
Last Book: To All the Boys I’ve Loved by Jenny Han.

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A cheap book/An expensive book.

Cheapest Book: The short answer would be that I don’t know which is the cheapest book in my collection. Throughout the years I’ve learned little tricks to save money when buying books. Some of the cheaper books in my collection are Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Scarlet Letter, some of Jane Austen novels, The Outsiders, and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Most Expensive Book: the Avatar comics Library Edition they’re all over 20 bucks, some even go as high as $30.

 

A book with a male protagonist/One with a female protagonist.

Male Protagonist: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover is the retelling of Hopeless but from Holder’s point of view.
Female Protagonist: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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A book you read fast/One that took you long to read.

Fast Read: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood is among one of my fastest reads, but not the fastest one. My fastest read is Ugly Love but (spoiler alert) it will be mentioned in another category, and I did not want to repeat books. Plus, this gives me a chance to mention this book again.
Slow Read: Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella took me a whole month to read.

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Pretty cover/Ugly cover.

Pretty Cover: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Ugly Cover: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins original cover. They were horrendous and misled me to believe it was just as bad when in reality it’s such a good book.

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A national book/An international book.

National Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Florida, United States / my home)
International Book: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria/ not my home)

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A thin book/A thick book.

Thin Book: A Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (122 pgs)
Thick Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (457 pgs)

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Fiction book/Non-fiction book.

Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Non-Fiction: Hamilton The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Mrianda & Jeremy McCarter

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Very (way too) romantic book/Action book.

Romance: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Action: Divergent by Veronica Roth

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*There’s a lot of action in Ugly Love but it’s the Rated R kind of action… I had to make that joke.

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A book that made you happy/One that made you sad.

Happy Book: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Sad Book: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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The Stationary Book Tag

I first saw the tag over at Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages and of course I had to do it, and here it is now. A little bit late, but it is here! I hope you guys enjoy this quick tag.

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RULES

 

PENCILS: Favorite Middle Grade or Children’s Book

Junie B. Jones by Barabara Park

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PENS: A basic staple for any reader

Because I don’t want to say Harry Potter, I will instead say The Hunger Games because I still haven’t met someone who has disliked it, and I also think it’s staple in the YA community.

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NOTEBOOKS: What books do you own multiple copies of

Technically Fangirl, Twilight, and We Were Liars

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MARKERS: A book with a beautiful cover

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood because it’s my duty to mention it as much as possible. Besides, the cover was one of the things that drew me into the book.

 

GLUE: Two characters that work well together even if they aren’t together

Kellen and Wavy from All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I also want to say Kady and AIDEN from Illuminae, but I feel like that might be a weird answer… *nervous laughter*

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SCISSORS: What book would you like to destroy

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker… I have my reasons. If you want to know go my review HERE.

 

ART KIT: What completed series do you own

  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  • Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Slammed trilogy by Colleen Hoover
  • Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

I know that books like Saga and Illuminae Files are still in progress but I am counting thme because I have all the books of those series so far.

Bonus: Show us your desk/stationery that you own for each question

Not now….

I Tag: If you want to take part in this tag, consider yourself tagged. Have fun!

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This or That: Rating Books One Star

This or That challenges is hosted by the Bookmark Chronicles. This week’s prompt is:

Have you ever given a book a one star (out of 5) rating?

If so, give the title and why didn’t you like it (or them if it’s happened more than once).

I generally don’t but I know I definitely have. For me they are rare so a book has to be atrociously horrendously bad for me to give them a 1 star rating. I went through my Goodreads account and found these 6 books and here they are.

Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker

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This one made the list recently this year. I despised it and I kept hoping it would get better as I read it but it just kept getting worse. It’s SUPPOSED to be a love story but it’s really about this insta-love story between an angry girl and her kinda creepy neighbor who says he will “fix” her. It just made me angry and I don’t know why it has such a high rating on Goodreads.

Evermore by Alyson Noel

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Okay, If I’m honest I don’t exactly remember why I gave this a one star rating. I think it had to do with corny predictable plots in the Twilight era of vampires and some kind of insta-love. I remember I even found typos that bothered me.

No Turning Back by Bryan Anderson

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This is the only book on this list that I feel bad about giving a low rating. Why? Because I met the author at a school event and he is a wonderful human being in person. He’s a brave man who went to the front lines of war for his country, and yet here I am giving his book a one star rating. The problem with the book is that personality and wonderful storytelling in person does not translate as well in book form. The sad parts weren’t sad and the funny parts weren’t funny.

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

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I had to read this for school and for whatever reason it was a tough read and therefore hated. Looking back maybe it doesn’t deserve it, but that’s how I felt at the time.

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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The first book in the series was good, I enjoyed it, but the trilogy went downhill from then on. By the time I got to this book, I was already annoyed by the story and barely finished it.

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The Candy Book Tag

I was sort of, technically tagged by Lara @ The Book Heathen to do this tag and I am to do so!

APPLE

Ah. Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of award but, um it really isn’t your thing.
For this I have to say the A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin. I tried it. I read the first book and half of the second but it was becoming a chore rather than something fun, so I gave up.

MILK CHOCOLATE

This is a book you’d recommend to absolutely everyone
1984 by George Orwell because everyone needs to read this book. Also, I think it might be one of the easiest classics to get into.

BLACK JELLYBEANS

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Why do these exist?
Up until now I would have said the The Immortals series by Alyson Noel because in my opinion the first book, alone, was really, really bad. However, I have another answer: Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker. Now that book was really, really, really bad.

CHOCOLATE KISSES

        

Awww this novel had the best romance.
Slammed by Colleen Hoover?… Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino?… Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell?… Yup, sorry, I can’t choose. Don’t make me choose!

GUMMY SPIDERS

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Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for week after reading this scary one.
I know it’s not a book but the series Stranger Things gave my nightmares on the day I binge watched it. It’s not that scary as you watch it but it did give nightmares. For a book related answer, I have to say Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff because it does have some scary scenes in it.

JUMBO LOLLIPOP

    

This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin and Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

COTTON CANDY

Admit it, you loved this when you were younger (you probably still do)
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

I tag everyone who gets this far! That means you who read all this. Yes you, now go on complete the tag.

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