Rapid Fire Book Tag

Hello Lovelies! June was such a crazy month for me but luckily May is here. Let’s do a quick catch up with a Rapid Fire Book Tag. I originally found this tag on the Between the Lines Book Blog and it was so much fun just to write down random thoughts. I tag, ZeeZee with Books to do this book tag 🙂  

eBooks or physical books?

Physical. I tried eBooks and it didn’t feel right.  

Paperback or hardback?

Paperback for travel, but hardback for classics.

Online or in-store shopping?

Online, cause it’s always cheaper.

Trilogies or series?

Trilogies. Sometimes a series drags on.

Heroes or villains?

Definitely Villains.  

A Book You Want Everyone to Read?

Well, the whole Inheritance Cycle.

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Recommend an underrated book.

The Angel Maker. Such a good book.

The last book you finished?

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Weirdest thing you used as a book mark?

                                                               Hmmm. Probably a used napkin.

Used books, yes or no?

No, unless they’re in really good condition.

Top three favorite genres?

Don’t really have favorites. I love a little bit of everything in every genre.

Characters or plot?

Hmm, I feel like you could have strong characters with a weak plot and the story would still be good. So I’m gonna go with characters.

Short or long book?

Depends on my mood really.

Long or short chapters?

Short, it makes me feel accomplished.

Name the first three books you think of?

Red Rising.

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A Gathering of Shadows

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Ready Player One.
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Books that make you laugh or cry?

Laugh, I hate to cry.

Our world or fictional worlds?

                                    Oooo, depends on the fictional world, cause I would live in Harry Potter.  

Do you ever judge a book by its cover?

Yeah, I think everyone does. Ultimately if it’s a good story, I’ll read it.

Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?

Book to TV because TV can take time to develop the story.

Series or standalone?

Series cause I always want more.

Spring Flowers Book Tag

Welcome Spring! Oh, you have been missed! I absolutely love Spring and Texas has beautiful wild flowers. To honor the arrival of Spring, I’ve decided to do a book tag in connection to Spring Flowers. This is a time for happiness and a great time for a book tag!

Daffodil- A book about unrequited love
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Unrequited love is hard to come by. In Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Louisa and Will have this love. Although, it isn’t what you think. It’s not a googly eyed drooling kind of love, it’s a how much are you willing to sacrifice love. You can read more about my review here.

Foxglove- A book you pretended to like
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Oh, one book I can understand the hype is Night Circus. It seems everyone is in love with that book. Anyways, if you ask me if I liked it, I’ll say “Ahh sure, yeah, you can say that.” I don’t know, if someone could explain to me their love, maybe I can understand.

Lilac- A book about a first love
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I’m not sure if this one really counts but I chose Fates and Furies. This book explores the relationship between a married couple. It shows the different perspectives from couple and their definitions of what marriage is.

Hyacinth- A book with a sad ending
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Never Let Me Go was a sad book in general. It was very thought provoking though but so sad. It’s one of the main reasons I didn’t enjoy the book.

Peony- A book that made
you feel embarrassed
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Well, the book didn’t really embarrass me, I was worried what other people would think when they saw me reading Eragon. It’s a book you read in like, middle school. It’s one of my absolute favorites though. So, I read it no matter what everybody else thinks.

Tulip- A book with the most beautiful declaration of love
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The most declaring love I can think of is to love one self. The perfect book that teaches to love yourself is, I Am That Girl. I loved this book and it helped me so much. I realized that to be successful and happy, you need to love yourself. Cheesy, but true.

Crocus- A book that made you laugh out loud
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This one was difficult for me because I don’t really read books that are “humorous”, but the Harry Dresden Files has some laughable moments. This series is also another absolute favorite of mine.

Pansy- A book that challenged you to think about an important or heavy subject
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I haven’t read it yet but I just ordered it tonight, it’s a book titled Unwind. It presents a very interesting alternative to abortion. I picked this book because it’s unordinary  idea.

Daisy- A book about a strong female friendship 
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I picked The String Diaries for this one because it’s a novel based on what a mother will do to save her daughter. I loved this book and it was such a strong relationship between mother and daughter.

I had so much fun doing this book tag, and so I tag anyone else who wants to enjoy it! I originally found this book tag on Dreaming of Ink and Paper. It’s a beautiful blog!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Book Tag

Top o’mornin to you! Happy St. Patricks Day! To celebrate this fun and festive holiday, why not do a book tag?

End of the rainbow: What book did you have a hard time tracking down a copy of?

Morning Star wasn’t difficult to find but, I’m picky about my books. Morning Star by Pierce Brown is the last of the Red Rising Trilogy and I had my other two books in paperback. So, I had to make sure the third book was also in paperback. I know, I’m kinda crazy. But it finally was published in paperback and I bought it as soon as I could.

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Pot of gold: When you found that book, was it worth the quest?

               Haven’t read it yet to be honest. I need to refresh my memory about the trilogy so I don’t miss anything. I’m very excited for Morning Star though; the Red Rising Trilogy is one of my favorites. You can read my review on Red Rising here.

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Celebrating a rich heritage: Name a book that contains a well-developed culture.

               Hmmm. That’s a tough one. Well I read The Kite Runner for a class and that was based off the Afghanistan culture. It exposed what the culture was truly like and some of the hardships that are faced within that society.

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Shamrock Shakes: what’s your favorite food to snack on while reading?

               Oh well I have a snack that I eat almost every night, and that is Honeycrisp Apples and cookie butter. It’s soooo goooood. Do not eat it, this is a warning because once you start, you’ll never stop.

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Four Leaf Clover: Name a book you thought would be ‘just another generic book’, but turned out to be something great.

               A Darker Shade of Magic had potential to become another magical young adult book, and that was one of my fears. As I started reading more though, I became very entertained and realized it was worth the hype. You can read more about my book review here.

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Irish Whiskey: what’s your favorite tradition of St. Patty’s Day?

               San Antonio has its own local tradition that’s pretty cool. The San Antonio River is dyed green for every St. Patrick’s holiday. It’s a great time to go down to the Riverwalk with a green beer, and great friends.

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Well, I hope you enjoy your St. Patty’s day and anyone is welcome to participate in the book tag. I saw this book tag on Zezee with Books.

Disney Book Tag

I love book tags! I’ve seen them around the book blogging world and I’ve finally decided to do my own. There’s no better way than to start off with a Disney Book Tag! I tag anybody else that wants to join the tag.

1.      The Little Mermaid- A character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
When I think of someone out of their element, I automatically think of Darrow from Red Rising. He is a fish out of water. But like the little mermaid, he adapts and goes after what he wants. 
 

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2.      Cinderella- A character who goes through a major transformation
Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle takes a major transformation when he goes from a little farm boy to a bad ass Dragon Rider.

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3.      Snow White- a book with an eclectic cast of characters
I picked not just one book but a series, The Harry Dresden Files. There are so many characters in this series, but every single one of them are important to the story’s plot. Every new character is an awesome addition.

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4.      Sleeping Beauty- a book that put you to sleep
Ughhh. I absolutely hated the book, Secret History. It was terrible and every time I started to read it, I took a nap. My recommendation, don’t ever read that book.

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5.      The Lion King- a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
The Passage is all about this young girl who is basically an experiment which gives her super powers. It’s a really sucky child hood and I would skrr right out of that one.

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6.      Beauty and the Beast- a beast of a book that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful
Outlander was scary to me because of how big the book was. I never wanted to attempt to read it because it was so big, but I found the magic of audiobook and finished one of my favorite books. It was such a great book and I loved listening to every moment.

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7.      Aladdin- a character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse
So in the Maze Runner series Thomas wishes so badly that he was out of the maze. Once he gets out, things go south. At times, all he wants is his life back in the Maze.

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8.      Mulan- a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
For this one I picked a book that isn’t well known, but a terrific book none the less. String Diaries has its villain as an actual shape shifter. He loves to take on the form of others to get his wants.

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9.      Toy Story- a book with characters you wish would come to life
Uh Harry Potter, duh.

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10.   Disney Descendants- your favorite villain
So my favorite so called villain would be Elphaba from Wicked. I find her very relatable and I see why she is a villain.
  

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