Tag: #booktags

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

It’s amazing that 2019 is halfway through! I’ve been seeing this tag circulate throughout June, and I’m glad that I’m finally taking part in it. I see this as a way to relieve wedding planning stress lol!
I came across this book tag through Adventures of a Bibliophile‘s page.

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2019
I really enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I read the audiobook version of this story, and it was absolutely amazing. It felt like I was listening to an actual band’s rise and fall in history. The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faraqi was a close second in favorite reads thus far.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2019
I haven’t really read through a sequel yet! I’m currently in progress of reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. So far I’m enjoying it!

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half of the Year
I can’t wait to read A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney. I really love reading Alice in Wonderland reboots, and A Blade So Black was a lovely modern take on a classic story. The book features a strong, African-American character as Alice, which is very empowering.

Biggest Disappointment
I wasn’t particularly into Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. As much as it was refreshing to discover Nikolai, I found the story as mostly filler.

Biggest Surprise
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I was pleasantly surprised in discovering how good this story was! The message of female empowerment in the face of a patriarchal society came through clearly.

Newest Fictional Crush
I would say that Joe Reynolds from Time After Time was very intriguing to learn about! He was hard-working and passionate at the same time, and that always wins me over.

Newest Favorite Character
Addison Hatta in A Blade So Black. He was a super cool individual!

Book That Made You Cry
Daisy Jones and the Six. The last hour of the story was heartbreaking!

Book That Made You Happy
Wish by Barbara O’Connor. It was so endearing, and the dog/child bond was adorable!

Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
Honestly, I haven’t watched too many book to film programs this year. I heard that Good Omens is amazing to watch on Amazon Prime, so I should catch an episode of that series.

Favorite Post You Have Done This Year
I would say that the post about ‘The First Book Series I Read’ was one that I really liked writing about. I love all the posts I’ve worked on, but I enjoyed looking back on what I read when I was younger!

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto. I received it through OwlCrate a couple months ago.

What Books Do You Need To Read By the End of the Year
Definitely A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney, and Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan. I’m looking forward to reading The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See as well.

TBR Book Tag

I discovered this book tag through ‘Feed the Crime‘s blog.

How do you keep track of your TBR list?

I mainly keep track of my TBR list through keeping a mental checklist of what I would currently love to read. I also have most of them listed on Goodreads, but I don’t focus on that too much.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

My TBR is mainly print books. I have some on my Kindle also, but not many.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

Since this month I’m participating in Asian Readathon, I’m focusing on books that stick to that format. Aside from that, I’m mainly a mood reader.

A book that has been on your TBR the longest.

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One day I’ll read this!

A book that you recently added to your TBR.

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A book on your TBR list strictly because of it’s beautiful cover.

I don’t follow this, I purchase them because I’m interested in reading them.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading.

A book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. A co-worker gave me a copy during last year’s Secret Santa.

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

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Color Me In by Natasha Diaz. Thank you NetGalley!

A book on your TBR everyone has read but you.

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

A book on your TBR everyone recommends to you.

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American Gods by Neil Gaiman

A book on your TBR you’re very excited to read.

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The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. I love this author!

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.

I have 32 on my TBR shelf. But I have more than that lol

The Breakfast Club Book Tag

I discovered this tag on The Bibliophagist’s page. When I was younger, I enjoyed watching The Breakfast Club. I loved finding out the quirks and secrets from each of the characters stuck in that detention hall!

Princess: a book that is very popular and pretty on the outside, but you thought was uninteresting on the inside

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‘In Her Shoes’ by Jennifer Weiner. This story features two sisters as they navigate life’s challenges and romantic misadventures. I really wanted to enjoy this novel, but I found myself disinterested after a few days.

Criminal: A book that looks/sounds rough and bad, but ended up completely stealing your heart

‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo. It seemed like a story filled with unexpected events based on a heist, and that plot line usually doesn’t flow well with me. However, it turned out to be a story with captivating characters, and strong female roles. It was an amazing tale.

Brain: A book that made you think

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‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’ by Jeff Hobbs. This story features the life of Robert Peace, a man living in an inner city who achieved graduating from Yale, but fell under difficult times in the years that followed. Despite his mother and school mentors doing everything possible to ensure his success in life, the pressure of instant gratification (and the temptation that accompanies it) overcomes him.

Basket Case: A book that people would call you crazy for reading

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‘Miss America’ by Howard Stern. He’s such a wild radio personality, but I enjoy his sense of humor! I read ‘Miss America’ and ‘Private Parts’. No regrets!

Athlete: A book that made you struggle/work to finish

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‘Minion (Vampire Huntress #1) by L.A. Banks. I began reading this book a few years ago, and couldn’t finish it. Last month I received it from the library, and I finished it in a week, but I realized that I wasn’t as eager to read it as I once was. I motivated myself to finish for the sake of finally figuring out the plot and what happened throughout the story. But it will be a while before I pick up Book 2.

February 13, 2019: The Book Addiction Tag

I came across this book tag through Harper Grae’s page.

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

A few hours…but only because I’m busy working.

How many books do you carry on your person (or Kindle) at one time?

Usually just one. I always have some type of book with me. If I have my Kindle, there’s several books on there.

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

I’ve given away books in the past, when I had to move.

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

About an hour. I always lose track of time in there!

How much time per day do you actually spend reading?

It depends if I’m working. On work days I spend about an hour a day. When I’m not working, over a couple hours.

Where does the task ‘picking up a book’ appear on your to-do list?

Always on an important spot!

How many books do you think you own, including eBooks?

Hmmm….right now, I believe over a hundred-fifty. Most of them are packed away, due to a recent move.

Approximately how often do you bring up books in a conversation?

With friends, most of the time. Sometimes at work, with a couple co-workers. We have different reading tastes, but we understand that passion for reading, which matters the most.

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

The Stand by Stephen King. Over 1,100 pages.

Is there a book you had to get your hands on against all odds?

I had to pick up ‘The Oyster Thief’ when I first heard about it a few months ago. I finally picked it up at the library a couple weeks back. It was an amazing book.

A book you struggled to finish but didn’t DNF

‘Not That I Could Tell’ by Jessica Strawser. The mystery angle intrigued me, but it veered into ‘Chick-Lit’ territory, which is not my fave. I stuck with it though!

What are 3 of your main book goals for 2019?

  • Read at least 30 books this year (so far I’ve read 7)
  • Embrace the concept of audiobooks. I signed up for Audible last month. It came through for me during a rough period!
  • Feel more confident posting and sharing my love of reading!

Have you ever had the privilege of of converting someone into a reader?

No, not yet!

Describe what books mean to you in 5 words.

Reading is a welcome escape!