My Life In Books Book Tag

Hi everyone!

Today I’m doing the My Life In Books Book Tag. Thank you so much to Cielo @ Bellerose Reads for tagging me. Feel free to check out her blog for some amazing content!

1. Find a book for each of your initials

C – Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
A – A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
T – Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
H – Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
L – Lobizona by Romina Garber
E – Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
E – Eva’s Treetop Adventure by Rebecca Elliott
N – No Exit by Taylor Adams

2. Count your age along your bookshelf

42 – The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali

3. Pick a Book Set in Your City/Country

The Riot Grrrl Thing by Sara Larsen (United States: set between my home state in New Jersey & Pennsylvania)

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

CIty of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – I want to visit Scotland one of these days!

5. Pick a book that has your favorite color on it

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1541163363l/36484081._SY475_.jpg

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling – Purple is my fave!

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1490354970l/20971474._SX318_.jpg

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman – I read this story a few years ago, while working at a local private school. It’s such a heartwarming book!

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1561765554l/46161125.jpg

Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon – This story had very slow pacing. I was so glad when I finally finished reading it!

8. Which book on your TBR pile will give you the most achievement when you finish it?

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1532437738l/40641080.jpg

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler – I’ve had this book in my TBR pile for a year. It’s a big one, so I’ll be happy when I finally get to it/finish it!

Tagging

Corina @ The Brown Eyed Bookworm
Karen @ Twisted in Pages
Tessa @ Tessa Talks Books

Those are my answers! Do you have any similar books in common? Let me know in the comments!

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My Life in Books Tag

I decided to do the ‘My Life in Books’ tag! I discovered this tag through eleanorsophiewrites‘ page.

Find A Book For Each Of Your Initials

C: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
A: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
T: Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
H: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
L: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
E: Eighth Grade Bites by Z. Brewer
E: Emotional Rescue by Ben Greenman
N: No Exit by Taylor Adams

Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Pick A Book Set In Your City/Country
The Riot Grrrl Thing by Sara Larsen

Pick A Book That Has Your Favourite Colour On It
Since I adore the color Purple: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Which Book Do You Have The Fondest Memories Of?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. It was a recommendation from my poetry therapy community. I enjoyed that story!

Which Book Did You Have The Most Difficulty Reading?
Starfish Pier by Irene Hannon

Which Book On Your TBR Pile Will Give You The Most Achievement When You Finish It?
The Buried by Peter Hessler. It’s a non-fiction story about Egypt. I keep telling myself I’m going to read it, but never around to it!

Tagging:
S. Pasciuti | Reader Fox
Julie | One Book More
Shivi | Bookaholic
AhanaRao | Heart’s Content



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Behind the Book Blogger Tag

I hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend!

Since I recently hit the 200 follower mark (thank you to everyone who have joined!), I’m doing the Behind the Book Blogger Tag so people can know more about me!

I found this tag on Jessica C. Writes‘s blog!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions
  • Link back to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you would like to know more about!

The Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging? & Why have you kept blogging?

I began Woven From Words back in 2018. I set a goal for myself to write a journal entry a day for that year. That’s right, 365 posts! While some days were a challenge, I achieved my goal! In 2019, I turned my blog into an official Book Blogging page. I’ve always had a love for reading since I was younger, and I wanted to share my love for books on a regular basis!

I continue to blog because I love sharing my love of reading to the world. I enjoy meeting like-minded bookish people as well!

Me with my husband Andy!

2. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

I enjoy writing Book Blogger Hop posts. I feel like it expresses a form of my reading style, and it gives me a chance to follow others who take part. I also love writing posts that center around diverse representation/authors.

3. What are your top three favorite blog posts?

Here are three posts I enjoyed writing:

  1. Books I discovered through iaPOETRY
  2. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal/A Review
  3. Books to Knit and Crochet By

4. What are some of your favorite things to do to relax?

Normally (when things weren’t chaotic with the virus), I love sitting in a bookstore or head to a park on decent days. Now we’re all indoors, but I still enjoy reading outside when the weather is beautiful! During these lockdown days, I soak up every moment I can out in my yard.

Reading outdoors!

Working with yarn also helps me relax! I taught myself how to crochet 10 years ago, while in grad school. I needed something soothing while creating lesson plans, and I discovered how to create other adorable things!

A pumpkin I crocheted!

5. What are three of your favorite things?

  • Reading
  • Crocheting
  • Writing Poetry

6. What are your proudest blogging moments?

Taking part in both Blogtober and Blogmas last year. I’m happy that I was able to write about bookish topics related to Halloween and Christmas. Also, I’m proud to reach 200 followers!

7. What are your hobbies outside of blogging?

  • Writing poetry–I trained under iaPOETRY to use creative writing as a healing tool for others. I have a wonderful poetry therapy community!
  • Crocheting–I make small animals and scarves. I haven’t don’t as much yarn creating recently due to a wrist injury, but I hope to make more soon!
  • Scrapbooking–Creating a story with photos!

8. Describe your personality in three words.

Patient, Generous, Open-Minded!

9. What are your top three pet peeves?

  • People disrespecting our health care workers
  • Closed-minded people
  • Too much clutter!

10. What’s something your followers don’t know about you?

I live with Type 1 Diabetes. I was diagnosed in 1991 (I was 13 at the time). No major complications, just a life of balancing carbs and and exercising regularly. Insulin injections are now second nature for me!

Thank you all for reading! Feel free to do this tag if you like!

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The Reader Problems Book Tag

I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

Today I’m working on the Reader Problems Book Tag. I came across this tag from Stephen Writes‘s page.

You have 20,000 books on your TBR, how do you decide what to read next?
Hmm…usually I choose stories based on where my emotions lead me. Unless it’s a book that’s been released recently, then I approach that one first!

You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?
I do my best to plug my way through it, unless I absolutely can’t tolerate the content.

The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge. Do you try to catch up? And if so, how?
Sure, I just dive right in through audiobooks in the evening.

The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?
I appreciate a book regardless of how the cover looks.

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?
I turn to a close friend, who won’t judge my reading preferences lol

You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?
I grab tissues out of my purse and run!

The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?
No, I’ll read the sequel to have my mind refreshed. It will be like a new story!

You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?
I’ll be honest with them. I’ve had too many instances of people ‘borrowing’ forever, never again!

You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?
Yikes, this happened to me a few months ago! Since I was working a job that consumed nearly all of my time while enduring my slump, I threw my focus on that. This lasted for about a month, then the reading slump faded.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?
I try to stick with 1-2 books a week. I also make requests in the library.

After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?
It depends…some books are weeks, other books are months. I have so many to love!

That’s all of the questions!

Hocus Pocus Book Tag

Today I wanted to try a tag with a Halloween inspired theme in mind! I discovered this tag through Romance Book Binge.

A Great Trilogy

I loved L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle trilogy. One of my favorite book series that I read in high school!

Winnifred Sanderson
A book with a truly evil villain

Dolores Umbridge. She was quite a character!


Sarah Sanderson
A book that uncannily attracts children

A Series of Unfortunate Events was a big favorite of my cousins when they were younger!

Mary Sanderson
A book that is just plain silly

Any of the Peanuts character strips. They’re so fun to read!

Max
A book that is trying really hard to be cool, but doesn’t always succeed.

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. As much as a liked the premise, I wasn’t too thrilled overall.

Dani
A book that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is

Wasted by Marya Hornbacher. It’s an autobiographical account of a woman’s struggle with anorexia. It was such a powerful story!

Binx
A book series that just won’t die

The Twilight series. I never hear the end of these books!

Ice
A book with a character that’s dumb as a rock

Alina from the Grisha trilogy. She didn’t make a lot of smart choices!

The Black Flame Candle
A book or series you wish you could resurrect

I would have to say Poppy Z. Brite’s books. They were very good vampire tales!

Headless Billy Butcherson
A book not as bad as people make it out to be

Miss Peregrines’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I’m in love with that book!

Willifred Sanderson’s Spell Book
A book with a mind of its own

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall. That book took so many crazy turns!

Garry Marshall
A book with a cameo

Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice. The Mayfair Witches & Lestat together!

That’s all for now!

Inside and Out Book Tag

I discovered this book tag on Jessica’s page, JessicaCWrites. I enjoy taking part in book tags, and this one was fun to fill out!

1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?
I appreciate when books have a summary in the inside flap (or on the back of the book if it’s a paperback). I would rather read those than a full back cover of endorsements!

2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?
I love owning new Hardcover books! I’ll also take it as an eBook if I want to conserve space.

3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?
I’ve gotten into the habit of leaving notes in my books. It helps me remember important plot lines that I want to return to when I’m writing my posts or on Goodreads.

4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?
No. I’ll read books written by anyone!

5. Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? 
I used to when I was younger, but I got out that habit a long time ago!

6. Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?
Organized. I’ll tolerate a messy bookshelf to a point. Usually when I get sick and tired of looking at chaos lol

7. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?
No, it’s always about the story when I pick up a book!

8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?
Both! I’ll read in parks, beaches, or at home. Any setting is good for me!

Currently Reading Book Tag

I came across this book tag through BookHookedNook‘s page. It looked like a fun tag to complete!

How many books do you usually read at once?
Just one book at a time for now. My current work schedule is too hectic for more than one!

Do you ever switch bookmarks when you’re partway through a book?
No, I stick to the same one.

Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?
On the desk, and in my purse when I head to work.

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
I read during the evening. Once in a while I read during my break at work, if there’s time.

How long do you typically read in one sitting?
It depends, between 1-2 hours.

What position do you mainly use to read?
Sitting at my desk, or in bed.

Do you take the book you are reading everywhere you go?
During the week, sure!

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
I update my progress once a day.

Have a good evening everyone! I’m off to read some Siege and Storm!