The Ultimate Book Tag

The

Ultimate

Book Tag

 

I found this tag over on Thrice Read and Maxxesbooktopia. The tag and both posts were so fun that I thought I’d give it a go. If you like this you should try the tag yourself and go check out the posts. 

 

  1. Do you get sick well reading in the car? Most of the time. There have been a few wonderful occasions where I haven’t and I’ve been able to make it through a few chapters. These occasions were always longer drives with very little stop lights. I’m not sure if that makes a difference in general or if I just lucked out.
  2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why? A can’t decide! I might have to return to this question at another time.
  3. Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 points to defend your answer: Harry Potter. Always. Points: Hogwarts, World Building, Characters.
  4. Do you carry a book bag? If so what is in it besides books? I do not carry a book bag. If I did probably have a very buff, very non functioning arm. I do carry a book in my purse though. My purse is big enough for one book, my wallet, phone, iPod, keys and a few other odds and sods. I’ve been tempted to get a bigger bag but decided it’s probably better if I do not.
  5. Do you smell your books? Not on a regular basis or anything like that. But yes, occasionally I do smell my books.
  6. Books with or without little illustrations? Either honestly. But with them is always a nice surprise.
  7. What book did you love reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? I’m sure there are a few but none are coming to mind right now. maybe I’ve blocked them out. I also don’t feel like moving all the books on my bottom shelf to see which ones are behind there to choose from.
  8. What is the thinnest book on your shelf? T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
  9. What is the thickest book on your shelf? Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Collins Classics edition. I’m sure I could seriously maim someone with this book if I ever needed to.
  10. When did you get into reading? I don’t remember ever not being into reading.
  11. What is your favourite classic book? Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Anne Shirley has always been a kindred spirit.
  12. In school what was your best subject? Anything that wasn’t Math or the Sciences.
  13.  If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hate what would you do? I would probably keep it but keep it on a bottom shelf, behind other ones.
  14. What is your favourite word? Euphemism
  15. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? or all of the above? A mix between a nerd and a dork. Maybe a geek.
  16. Vampires or Fairies? Fairies. Though I still find vampires intriguing – just maybe not the more recent iterations of them.
  17. Shape shifters or Angels? Shape shifters. Unless they are Fallen Angels. Those make for interesting characters.
  18. Full on romance books or action packed with a few love scenes thrown in? Action packed with a few love scenes thrown in. For the best blended of this see the Emperor’s Edge series by Lindsay Buroker.

 

 

 

The Netflix Book Tag

NETFLIX

BOOK TAG

 

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here… I’m trying to get back into writing and blogging so I thought doing some tags might be a place to start. Even though this tag  is at least a few months old, I remembered reading the tag done over by the girls at Thrice Read  and thought I’d give it a go. If you read this and like it go check out theirs. The original creator seems to have been Accio Books but I am unable to find a working link to the original post. 

Recently Watched – recently finished reading: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. I really enjoyed this one. Arden’s writing style is magical and chilling. I can’t wait for whatever comes next from her with this series or otherwise. 

Top Picks – recommended to you based on another book you read:  I have recently developed the very serious problematic habit of purchasing multiple subscription boxes and spending all my money. With that though I usually choose which the ones to get based on the ‘if you liked this then you’ll like this’. The last time that was the case was for Fairyloot’s February box and the book was Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza. I think the ones listed with it were Illuminae, and Rebel Of the Sands.

Recently Added – last book you bought: Though I don’t have the physical copy yet, Radio Silence by Alice Oseman was the last book I bought. I online book shop probably way too often for my bank account. From an actual bookstore the last book I bought was…as I look at my piles of TBR to figure out which one that was… I think it was Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 3  by Naoko Takeuchi. 

Popular on Netflix   –  a book you have and haven’t read everyone else is talking about: A book I have read that everyone else is talking about would be, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Yeah, I jumped on that bandwagon pretty late but full speed ahead none the less. On a similar note, one that I haven’t read is Throne of Glass, also by Sarah J. Maas. I do own them now though, once my reading slump passes those are at the top of my list. 

Comedies – find a funny book: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton. A book everyone should own and keep on their coffee table so all may enjoy and get a taste of feminism and some hilarious parodies of history and pop culture. Also Beaton is a Canadian, so… represent!

Dramas – find a character who is a drama King or Queen: Adam from Maggie Stbievater’s The Raven Cycle. Sure at times he may have his reasons but there were just so many times I desperately wished he’d just let someone help him. 

Animation – a book with cartoons/animation/Illustrations on the cover: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I love Stevenson’s voice and art. It’s hilarious and fun. Recently she has also been a guest on the show Critical Role, which is where I have laid many of my affections. I will probably write a post about the show soon actually but if you have read her stuff and want more of her maybe check out episode 93-94. 

Watch Again – book or series you want to re-read: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. I never not want to be re-reading Harry Potter. I haven’t re-read it in like 5 years though because university is a thing that takes up a lot of time. And also because my TBR pile has become multiple piles and I feel guilty re-reading books instead of reading new ones. 

Documentaries – find a non-fiction book that you want to recommend to everyone: We Should All be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Short but filled with so much power. This book should be read by everyone. 

Action and Adventure – action packed book: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo, come to mind at the moment. Also I just love both of these books. Characters. Story. Everything. 

New Releases  – a newly released book or book coming out that you are excited about: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen. This book doesn’t come out until June but I’m very excited about it.