The Book Addiction Tag

Hey guys! Book tags are always so fun and I was tagged for this one by Jordyn so go on and give her post some love. I believe this tag originated from this post? But not 100%.

Book Tags

1. WHAT IS THE LONGEST AMOUNT OF TIME YOU CAN COMFORTABLY GO WITHOUT PICKING UP A BOOK?

It really varies. Right now…I haven’t really sat down to read in like a week. We did just move, though, so that’s why. Normally I try to read every day but if I’m especially busy, I don’t mind going a couple days without.

2. HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU CARRY ON YOUR PERSON (OR KINDLE) AT ANY ONE TIME?

I always have my Kindle with me. ALWAYS. It’s one of those things that I make sure every purse is big enough to carry and it always makes the transition from my purse to diaper bag and back. My Kindle then has all of my eBooks on it so…dozens.

3. DO YOU KEEP EVERY BOOK YOU BUY/RECEIVE OR ARE YOU HAPPY TO PASS THEM ON TO MAKE SPACE FOR MORE?

I used to have a hard time getting rid of books, but between these last three moves, I’ve really started getting of anything I don’t think I’ll read again or think that I can get easily from the library. Now, I have the policy of deciding whether or not I would reread each book as I finish it. If not, it immediately goes in a pile to donate.

4. HOW LONG WOULD YOU SPEND IN A BOOKSHOP ON A STANDARD VISIT?

That’s so hard to say…I usually only go into a bookstore with an agenda. I don’t really browse much. Being so active in the book blogosphere and Goodreads, I’m not really looking for more things to read, you know? So…maybe like 10 minutes. It depends how long the line is.

5. HOW MUCH TIME PER DAY DO YOU ACTUALLY SPEND READING?

Again, this really varies. I just transitioned to being a full-time stay-at-home-mom so I think (hope) I’m going to have more time to read–I just have to figure out where it fits in. Before all of this though, I’d read for probably at least an hour every night. It depends how into a book I am. The more into a book I am, the more of a priority I make it.

6. WHERE DOES THE TASK ‘PICKING UP A BOOK’ APPEAR ON YOUR DAILY TO-DO LIST?

On my personal to-do list? High. On my household to-do list? At the bottom unfortunately. If my baby lets me, I’ll get some reading time.

7. HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU RECKON YOU OWN IN TOTAL (INCLUDING EBOOKS)?

According to my Goodreads, I have 253. But I’m not sure how accurate that is. Like, I’m not sure if I’ve actually added all of the books I own to my Goodreads. Or taken off the ones that I donated for that matter…

8. APPROXIMATELY HOW OFTEN DO YOU BRING UP BOOKS IN CONVERSATION?

Sometimes. Especially if someone asks what I like to do, I usually mention reading. I do have a couple of friends who know that I’m passionate about reading and blogging and they’ll ask what I’m reading sometimes.

9. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BOOK (PAGE COUNT) YOU HAVE FINISHED READING?

Maybe Winter by Marissa Meyer? That’s 827 pages.

10. IS THERE A BOOK YOU HAD TO GET YOUR HANDS ON AGAINST ALL ODDS (I.E., SEARCHING BOOKSHOPS, ONLINE DIGGING, ETC)?

It wasn’t too bad, but I asked for a copy of The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher for Christmas a couple of years ago, but it hadn’t been published in the US yet. So my husband ended up having to go on eBay to get me a copy (he’s a good one). So like I said, not too bad, but there were some hoops. Now it’s been published in the US so I should’ve just waited haha.

11. A BOOK YOU STRUGGLED TO FINISH BUT REFUSED TO DNF?

I currently have The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater on pause. I’ve heard awesome things about it, but haven’t been able to get very far into it. I just started it at a bad time. I have it on my Kindle and I try to only read one book on my Kindle at a time. Then shortly after I started it, I’ve had ARC after ARC coming up from NetGalley. So…it’s on pause. Not DNFed, just paused.

12. WHAT ARE THREE OF YOUR MAIN BOOK GOALS FOR 2019?

I did make a post about this at the beginning of the year, but here are a few of my goals:

  1. Reread the Harry Potter books
  2. Read The Book Thief
  3. Read VE Schwab books (this is the only one I’ve semi-completed)

13. HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF CONVERTING SOMEONE INTO A READER (MAYBE VIA INSPIRATION OR INCESSANT NAGGING)?

I’ve definitely inspired my husband to read a little more. He didn’t used to read for fun at all basically, but he’s gotten into a few different authors now and on rare nights, we’ll read in bed together.

14. DESCRIBE WHAT BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN FIVE WORDS

Only thing better–more reading

Tags!

I tag:
Steff @Reader Fox
Gemma @Book Beach Bunny
Priyasha @Books and Co
Melanie @Mel to the Any
Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books

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BOOK TAG: Two Truths and a Lie!

Book Tags

I was tagged for this by Comfort Reads!

Rules:
      • Create a post with your two bookish truths and one bookish lie – but be sure to keep it a secret so your readers can guess
      • Reveal the lie in a spoiler at the bottom of your post (you can use this HTML code:
        Reveal the Lie

        PUT YOUR LIE IN HERE!

        ). Get rid of the extra spaces between the

Guess which of these three is a lie!

1. For a period of time when I first started college, I stopped reading.
2. I’ve read through the entire Harry Potter series three times.
3. The most books I’ve read in a year (since I started tracking) is 175.

Ready for the lie?

Number two! I keep trying to reread the Harry Potter series but can’t seem to get past number four. It’s a goal for this year though!

 

I tag:
Jami @Jamishelves
Stephanie @Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Jordyn
Steff @Reader Fox
Aurora
Acquadimore
Angelica @The Book Cover Girl
Melissa @The Ramblings of a Jedi Librarian

BOOK TAG: Books I WANT to read, but don’t want to READ

Book Tags

Jami over at Jamishelves created and posted this tag a couple weeks ago. I’m not usually a book tag kind of blogger, but this one seemed really fun! So even though I wasn’t tagged, I’m doing it anyway!

Rules:

  • Link back to the original tag (@Jamishelves)
  • Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
  • Tag some people at the end to do the tag next

1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it

  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

This is a book that has just never appealed to me for whatever reason. I keep hearing great things about it and about the sequel, but I’m just not into the premise!

The Belles

2: A book that’s really long

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

This baby is over 1,000 pages. I repeat, OVER 1,000 PAGES. That’s literally like three normal sized books combined.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long

  • The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson

I asked for this book for Christmas the year it came out (which I guess wasn’t that long ago, but it feels really long ago). I’d read the first two and couldn’t remember much. So I told myself I would wait to read this one until I’d reread the first two and now…it’s just been sitting on my shelf.

The Beauty of Darkness

4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The old answer for this was Wuthering Heights, but I finally read that last year (the year before?). Spoiler: not worth it, imo. But this one I’m a little more excited for because I really liked My Plain Jane.

Jane Eyre

5: A book that intimidates you

  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (reread)

This is a bit of a cheat, but I have been meaning to reread the Harry Potter books forever. I read them as they were coming out and I’ve attempted rereads since (most notably when I got my wisdom teeth out) but I can never seem to get past the fourth book! It’s just such a commitment and the books just get longer.

harry potter series

6: A book that you think might be slow

  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Apparently, I really liked the first two books, but at this point I can’t remember why? I remember the books are slow reads (for me at least) even though they contain some action. I’m just worried this book will be slow and I don’t have the motivation to pick it up.

The Winter of the Witch

7: A book you need to be in the right mood for

  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

While I liked the first book (The Diviners), it was long and had a lot of loose ends. It was obviously setting things up for the rest of the series, so I feel like I’m really going to need to be in the right mood to finish.

Lair of Dreams

8: A book you’re unsure if you will like

  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Another book that I’ve only heard good things about, but I have a thing about zombies. I. DO. NOT. LIKE. ZOMBIES. Especially on TV/in movies, but also in books. But like the rest of the premise sounds really good, and like I said, everyone’s been RAVING about it (it has a freaking 4.17 rating on Goodreads).

Dread Nation

I tag:
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse
Book Beach Bunny
Margaret @ Weird Zeal
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
Kaeley @ Spoilers May Apply

Here’s the list of prompts without my answers for your copying and pasting pleasure:

1: A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it
2: A book that’s really long
3: A book you’ve owned / had on your TBR for too long
4: A book that is ‘required’ reading
(eg, school text, really popular classic – something you feel obligated to read!)
5: A book that intimidates you
6: A book that you think might be slow
7: A book you need to be in the right mood for
8: A book you’re unsure if you will like

BOOK TAG: Sailor Moon Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna over at A Novel Glimpse, thanks for the tag! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and I admit to having never seen an episode of Sailor Moon (sorry guys!)

MOON: A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HUNGRY

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – Just everything the Hempstock’s make… Please get in my mouth.


MERCURY: A BOOK THAT FEATURES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray – I could have also put the first book for this one, but I feel like the second one was a tad more science-y.


VENUS: A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – This book makes me want to play ALL THE GAMES mentioned in the book. I especially like the idea of the movie line one…that one would be way fun.


MARS: A BOOK INSPIRED BY MYTHOLOGY OR FOLKLORE

Impossible by Nancy Werlin – This book is a really interesting take on the Scarborough Fair song. I read it way back when I was in junior high or high school and then again more recently–it’s not necessarily what you’d expect, but I liked it.


JUPITER: A BOOK THAT GAVE YOU STRONG FEELINGS

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson – Seriously…very strong feelings.


SATURN: A POST APOCALYPTIC BOOK YOU LOVE

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever LOVED a Post-Apocalyptic book. But let me just get something off my chest. Post-Apocalyptic books and Dystopian books are NOT the same thing. There are times when a dystopian society has emerged after an apocalyptic event, but I would generally classify those as Dystopian books. Post-Apocalyptic to me will usually start in a pretty normal world, we’ll see the apocalyptic event, and then we’ll follow our main character through the aftermath. OR the book starts immediately after the apocalyptic event has occurred. Examples: Gone by Michael Grant or The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. Not Examples: The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Maze Runner. Okay, I’ll get off my soapbox now.


PLUTO: A TIME TRAVEL BOOK

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – Overall, I thought this book was pretty good and it’s one of the few time travel books that I’ve read. I’m excited to see where the next book takes us.


URANUS: A BOOK FEATURING ELEMENTAL MAGIC

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson – If this isn’t elemental magic, then I don’t know what is.


NEPTUNE: A BOOK FEATURING MUSIC

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Can I even get through any kind of list without mentioning my queen?

Honorable Mention: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – I can’t remember if music is ever explicitly mentioned in the book, but it does feature Roger’s awesome playlists.


TUXEDO MASK: A BOOK WITH MASQUERADES OR HIDDEN IDENTITIES

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross – I’ll be honest, I don’t remember too much about this book, but I know there are masquerade balls and I think I liked it a fair amount.


RINI/CHIBI MOON: A FAVORITE MIDDLE GRADE BOOK

Wonder by R.J. Palacio – This book was definitely impactful for me–I feel like every kid should read it sometime in elementary school.


LUNA, ARTEMIS & DIANA: A BOOK FOR ANIMAL LOVERS

Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger – If you love dogs then Hi, this book is for you. There are some parts that are harder to read RE: The dog, but the ending has all the doggy feels.

I tag anyone else who wants to do it! (Because #lazy).

BOOK TAG: Totally Should’ve… Book Tag

Thank you Deanna @A Novel Glimpse for tagging me! I got tagged for this a while ago, but am only now getting around to doing it.


Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel

Pride and Prejudice. I know there are a lot of “sequels” to this, but I can’t help but imagine what a sequel by Jane Austen would actually be like…so magical.


Totally Should’ve Had A Spin-Off Series

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. There is definitely still the possibility of this, but I need a series based on Kitty as a teenager. Like seriously. This is a NEED.


Totally Should’ve Ended Differently

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I felt tremendously underwhelmed by this book. The ending was just plain strange.


Totally Should’ve Had A T.V . Show

I’m not really a fan of books that become TV shows because it feels like a TV show is indefinite while a book is not. That being said, perhaps The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I could see that being good maybe…


Totally Should’ve Had A Film Franchise

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. I LOVE THIS BOOK. Please let’s see this as a movie. PLEASE.


Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View

Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The first two books are just Tris and yeah, I get why we needed to have Four’s perspective now, but I still didn’t like it.


Totally Should’ve Had A Cover Change

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. I don’t really get the cover and I don’t feel like it fits the book. I’m not exactly sure what would fit though…


Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading

Stephanie Perkins’ books. I keep trying them because I think I might like them or they might get better, but so far I really haven’t enjoyed any of them that much.


Totally Should’ve Kept The Cover

All of Sarah Dessen’s books. I hate the new cover changes!


Totally Shouldn’t Have Pre-judged

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. I prejudged this book hardcore based on both the cover and the blurb. It’s really so much deeper than you might think just based on the summary.

BOOK TAG: The Pixar Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse. I honestly feel like I’ve done this tag before…but then I couldn’t find it on my blog so I guess I haven’t.

TOY STORY: A BOOK WHERE YOU WANTED THE CHARACTERS TO COME TO LIFE.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I’m still not fully convinced that these characters aren’t real.


A BUG’S LIFE: A CHARACTER WHO GOES THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION.

In the most literal sense, Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor.


MONSTERS INC: A STRONG/SCARY CHARACTER DEVELOPS A SOFT SIDE FOR SOMEONE.

I don’t want to spoil anything…so I’ll just say a certain character from the Madman’s Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd.


FINDING NEMO: “P. SHERMAN, 42 WALLABY WAY, SYDNEY.” A BOOK THAT HAS AN ADDRESS OR QUOTE THAT’S BURNED INTO YOUR MEMORY FOREVER.

Sherlock Holmes. Is there even another option?


THE INCREDIBLES: COOLEST BOOK FAMILY.

The Chathams from Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. One of the coolest book families that I’ve ever read. They’re so welcoming and relaxed and it just seems like a really nice atmosphere at their house.


CARS 1,2,3: A BOOK THAT KEEPS GETTING SEQUELS YOU FEEL ARE NOT NEEDED.

I’m just going to say Cassandra Clare in general. Don’t get me wrong, I like her books and I’m excited to read Lady Midnight, but did she really have all this planned before she started making $$$? Maybe, but maybe not.


RATATOUILLE: A BOOK FEATURING A NON-HUMAN/HUMANOID.

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles. Easily my favorite non-human character EVER.


WALL-E: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LONELY.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord or any other book that features a group of close girlfriends. I’m always just like, “Why didn’t I have friends like that in high school???” Don’t get me wrong, my friends were great, but we just never achieved that level of friendship, you know?


UP: A BOOK WHOSE CHARACTERS MADE YOU QUICKLY BECOME EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Right away I was sucked in. That poor kid.


BRAVE: NAME A BOOK WITH A STRONG MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP.

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb. Maybe not at the beginning, but I think the relationship evolves into a strong one.


INSIDE OUT: NAME A BOOK THAT COULD BE ONE OF YOUR CORE MEMORIES.

Green Eggs and Ham. I seriously loved that book when I was little.


As always, I tag anyone who is interested in participating!

 

BOOK TAG: This or That Book Tag

I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

One: Reading on the couch or on the bed?

Usually bed, but sometimes couch. Really, I like to read anywhere.

Two: Male main character or female main character?

For the most part, female.

Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

Sweet! Sometimes I’m in the mood for salty, but I always enjoy a nice mug of hot chocolate or a slice of cake or something like that with my books.

Four: Trilogies or quartets?

Trilogies. Quartets seem kind of awkward…

Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?

Third person point of view. I didn’t think I had an opinion on this, but I JUST finished a book written in the first person and I did NOT like it.

Six: Reading at night or in the morning?

At night usually. I like to read in the morning too, but I just don’t have as much time.

Seven: Libraries or bookstores?

Libraries! Don’t get me wrong, I love bookstores too, but I like libraries because you tend to be just left alone to browse. I always feel like someone’s coming up to me and trying to sell me something at bookstores.

Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

Laugh for this one. I don’t usually like reading books that I know are going to make me sad. There are times though when I just need a good cry. That’s when I’ll pick up Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.

Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?

Uhhh…black? I don’t really care, but I guess white book covers might be hard to keep clean?

Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?

Definitely plot-driven, but the characters also have to make sense. Plot is a little more important though.


It was fun to think about my different answers to all of these questions! I tag anyone else who wants to participate!