The Unpopular Opinion Book Tag!

Hey everyone! I decided to squeeze in this book tag before I leave for school. I haven’t posted this weekend, :(, since I’ve been so swamped with things! I even didn’t get the chance to create a scheduled post. Anyway, I was tagged in this tag by Calliope the Book Goddess! Thank you so much! ❤ I really appreciate it. If you all haven’t visited her blog yet, do so immediately since it’s full of fun and quality posts.

Let’s get on with it!

1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like

Me Earl and the Dying Girl

I’m sure all of you (or at least most of you) know by now that I didn’t like the Matched book and series, so to change up my answer for once, I’m going to go with a more recent read, which is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. I reviewed it—if you want to check it out, press here—and really, it was quite difficult since I wanted to like this book so much, but I just didn’t.

2. A popular book that everyone hates but you love

The Selection

Okay, not everyone hates this book, but a lot of people do. However I happen to love this book, because after all, ♪Haters gonna hate! There’s just something so satisfying to me in reading these books, they’re just so much fun, even if it’s not exactly quality writing.

3. A love triangle where your ship did not sail

Matched

I actually had a very hard time choosing a book for this! There are so many love triangles in books, I hadn’t even realized how in most of them I’m okay with the end choice. Though it’s probably my brain failing me right now. Come on. It’s a Monday, people.

Anyway, I’m going to choose the love triangle in Matched by Ally Condie, between Cassia, Xander, and… Ky? Right? I think that’s his name. I’m not going to say who I wish the girl ends up with, in case any of you ever wanted to read this book. 😉 (In case you want to know, I don’t recommend it. Unfortunately.)

4. A popular genre that you hardly reach for

I don’t know… probably historical fiction? It’s not that I dislike reading it, I just don’t, you know? Oh, and non-fiction! I have attempted to read several nonfiction novels in recent months, and it’s just not for me.

5. A beloved character you didn’t like

Shatter Me

I’m going to choose Adam for this one. Although he’s not particularly ‘beloved’ by a lot of people (thank goodness! He doesn’t deserve it) I know there are lots of people who ship Juliette and Adam together, and like him. So, yeah. I think it’s been clear to a lot of you what my feelings on Adam are, am I right? (AKA Let’s go dump him in a fire.)

6. A popular author you can’t get into

Hmm… I honestly don’t have an answer for this one right now! Maybe it’s a case of the Monday that’s influenceing me, but there really is no ‘popular’ author that I can’t get into. Huh. I wonder what that says about me…

7. A popular books series you have no interest in reading

Fifty Shades of Grey Book Cover

I don’t think this comes as a shock to any of you, but if it does, well, now you know! 🙂 I’m not saying anything bad against people who did read this or want to read it, but I simply don’t have any interest at all reading this book series myself.

8. An adaptation you like better than the book

I have a feeling when I watch Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, I might be having that as an answer, but I haven’t watched it yet so I’m going to go with The Fault in Our Stars! I liked the book, but I would say I enjoyed the movie more, which doesn’t happen often for me, so yeah. (Ugh, these ‘so yeahs’ are bothering me…I am so out of it today!)


Tagging Time!

I tagged a lot of people in my last book tag (which was My Life in Books, I believe?) and right now I am completely blanked out on people to tag, since I need to be leaving soon and don’t have enough time to think about it! :/ So if you think this tag is cool and haven’t done it before, please don’t be shy to let me know, since I’d be happy to tag you! ❤ I will probably be tagging people anyway later on today, once I have more time. 🙂

So, I tag…

So what did you think of my answers? Agree on any of them? I’d be curious to hear what you’d choose! 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

My Life in Books | Book Tag

Hello everyone! I wasn’t specifically tagged by anyone to do this, but I saw this way back on Bhramori’s blog, and I thought I might try it out. I really shouldn’t be doing this tag when I have so many other pending tags in which I was actually tagged in, but this one was in my drafts for quite some time, so why not? It seems like a pretty unique tag too, so let’s get to it, shall we?

My Life in Books


1. Find a book for each of your initials
.

There are lots of books I could choose! I’m going to go with:

Angelfall by Susan Ee

(A)

Saint Anything

(S)

2. Count your age along your book shelf- which book is it?

That would be 17… and the book would be:

The Truth About Forever


3. Pick a book set in your city/state/country.

I decided to go for the broad choice for this one, with a book that is set in my country (Canada, in case you didn’t know):

Anne of Green Gables


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


Umm… basically every book?? I’m not even kidding. But I’m going to go with:

Anna & the French Kiss_bookcover2

I’ve always wanted to visit Paris, France! I haven’t read this book yet, but judging from the cover and what I’ve read about it, Paris is one of its settings. 🙂

5. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour. 


I love almost all the colors of the rainbow, so I guess the most accurate choices would be:

The covers for A Thousand Pieces of You and Ten Thousand Skies Above You are stunning!! Love them so much!!

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

Probably Roald Dahl‘s books! I remember loving to read them as a kid. 🙂


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


Matched trilogy

I feel like I use this series way too much for these kind of questions, but I honestly can’t think of any that would suit this question more. It’s pretty sad when you think of it. To me, the series just got worse and it took me forever to complete the books.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

Game of Thrones Book

Probably the Game of Thrones series! Those books are really thick, and since currently I don’t even know if I’m going to read them, I imagine if I do finish the series, it would be quite satisfying.


This was a very cool tag! I hereby tag:

I’m sorry if I missed you on here! If you want to do this tag, please just tell me below and I’ll add your name to the post. ❤ I’d love to see your answers if you do it, so please link back if you do it! If you don’t want to do it and I tagged you, feel free to ignore!

So what did you think of my answers and this tag? Let me know in the comments! Hope you’re having a great Friday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The TBR Book Tag!

Hi there everyone! I have been less active lately on my blog and I’m really sorry for that! I’m currently working on getting a bunch of reviews up and ready to go, hopefully I’ll get those finished! Even though school just started, I already have several things to complete, so I’m kind of behind on things. Anyway, I’m back with another tag for you guys: the TBR book tag, in which the lovely Josie from Josie’s Book Corner has tagged me, (in the comments)! TBR means, in case you didn’t know, ‘to-be-read’. My TBR is over the moon honestly, I have waaaay to many books that I have yet to read. So this tag is great! Anywho, let’s get on with the tag!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

goodreads

Goodreads!!! I don’t know what I’d do without Goodreads. I have tons of books on my TBR and I usually just keep track of everything from there! However, there are times where I hear of a book, write it down somewhere, telling myself I’ll add it to my Goodreads shelf, but end up forgetting to. This happens more times than I care to admit, (and as a result I’m sure I have a lot of books on my TBR written on paper that I have yet to add to Goodreads) but for the most part Goodreads is my best friend when it comes to my TBR.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

Both, I think. In past years it probably would’ve been ebook, but as I’ve been increasing my physical book buying (wonderful for my shelves, terrible for my wallet) it’s kind of evened out now and I have a lot of print and ebooks waiting to be read.

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

It’s a pretty spontaneous decision, really! Sometimes I choose books I have recently hauled, sometimes books that have been really hyped, and sometimes it’s just really up to my mood! Feeling down about something? Cheesy contemporary it is! Wanting some action? A thriller or fantasy! You get the idea. If I have review copies I usually try to give those priority as well.

A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?

Mansfield Park

Huh. This is a hard one! I have no idea, but I would say Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. It’s one of the only Jane Austen books I haven’t read, and I have been meaning to for a while!

A book you recently added to your TBR?

The Legend of Me

Will you just look at this book! The Legend of Me by Rebekah L. Purdy is slated to be released on Februaray 2016, and I will surely be keeping my eye out for this one!

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

The Last of the Firedrakes

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy has such a beautiful cover! It looks so magical and has a very fairytail-istic look to it that I just love. I don’t know much about the story, but this book is definitely on my TBR. (LOL quite superficial of me, but you can’t just look at this cover and resist it! Not if you’re like me, at least. <3)

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

Possession_bookcover

Possession by Elana Johnson seems like an interesting novel, but I just don’t think I’ll ever be reading this one! Mostly just due to time priorities, and just lack of interest compared to other books. There IS still a chance I will read this one day, but I have no plans of that in the near future. Though if you read and liked this book, maybe one of you guys will change my mind!

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

ALL THE UNBUBLISHED BOOKSSSS. Kidding. Not really. There are so many awesome-seeming unpublished books that I am dying to have in my hands right now!

Winter by Marissa Meyer, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski, Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray, First & Then by Emma Mills are just few of the books that I can’t wait to get my hands on! I love how 4/5 of these are sci-fi, fantasy and all that, and I only have one book that is contemporary… there are a bunch more that I wish I could put in here, but if I do we’ll be here until Christmas. 😉

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?

Anna & the French Kiss_bookcover2

Honestly, I feel as if every single bookworm has read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. It’s like some kind of unspoken rule or something! It’s everywhere. Don’t know when I’ll be getting around to this, but I will give it a try for sure.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

The Young Elites

Maybe not everyone because everyone hasn’t read this book, but a lot of people has recommended The Young Elites by Marie Lu and I really want to read it! Especially since I’ve also read and loved Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

The Queen of the Tearling_bookcover

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen seems soooo good and I honestly am dying to read it. And if I’m not mistaken, this book is even slated for a movie (not much planned yet though) and Emma Watson has shown interest in it! Ahhhhhhh!!!! Although I haven’t heard much on this news lately, you can check out this link for more details. Everyone and their mother has seemed to like this book, so I can’t wait to read it sometime.

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

More than I’ll ever be able to read, I’m sure, since I have 1095 books (last time I checked, at least) on my Goodreads TBR shelf!! I just never seem to be able to stop adding books to my TBR. Not to mention that this 1095 isn’t even the whole thing; I have a bunch of other books I need to add to my Goodreads shelf that I haven’t done yet. So, yes! Clearly I am unable to comprehend that I already have more books than I will ever need since I keep adding even more all the time. XD


I know I tagged a lot of people in my Summer Reader Book Tag, so I will try to tag other people this time, but feel free to do this tag if you want to! I’ll even add your name to the post if you want to do it—just let me know in the comments below and consider it done! ❤ This was a super fun tag so it would be great if you wanted to do it as well.

I tag:

No one is obligated to do this tag, but if you do, great! ❤ Just link back so I can come check it out.

What did you think of my choices? Let me know in the comments!

Analee 10

The Summer Reader Book Tag

Hello, lovely bookworms! I have a book tag for you all today, and it’s the Summer Reader Book Tag, created by the Booktuber Island of books, in which I happened to be tagged (over a month ago, I think…sorry!), by Alex the Shadow Girl and more recently, Kimsiang @ Lazy Caramel Reads and Charley @ Books and Bakes. Thanks so much for tagging me! 😉 You guys, if you haven’t followed these wonderful blogs, I urge you to do so right away. They’re both simply fantastic!

I know September’s fall season is approaching in Canada, but it’s still technically summer so… let’s get to it!

1. Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter but got better.

Hmm… I think I’m going to have to go with The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Overall I liked it, but what can I say? I found the book to start off kind of slow, and didn’t really get into it until later on.

2. Golden Sun: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

A lot of books make me smile when reading, so this is actually quite hard since there are so many books I can choose! But I’m going to go with 2 books: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli & Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. In both books the characters were so amazing, so relatable and likeable and I just couldn’t stop smiling!

3. Tropical Flowers: pick a book set in a foreign country.

There are surprisingly a lot of books I can think of for this, but I’m going to go with Cinder by Marissa Meyer, which, although is set in a futuristic world, is set in Beijing, so it counts! 😉 I love this book to death, by the way. Go read it asap!

4. Tree Shade: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

There are lots of people I can choose for this one! But I’m going to go with the Darkling from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, or maybe Dr. John Dee from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Both of these characters are quite high on the shady scale, that’s for sure!

5. Beach Sand: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

I’m going to go with Crossed by Ally Condie, the second book in the Matched trilogy. I could’ve also put Matched here as well, but I would say I found Crossed to be even more under-developed than Matched. It really is a bummer, I so wished I could’ve enjoyed the book and series more, but I just couldn’t. I felt like there was hardly anything going on in this book and nothing really stood out to me.

6. Green Grass: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

I’m going to steal Alex’s answer for this one; the cast of characters from the Percy Jackson series & the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan were simply amazing! I just loved them all, they were so full of life and I honestly have no words. I absolutely love them! Percy, Annabeth, Leo, I love them all. 🙂

7. Watermelon: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

I’m going to go with The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I know this said to choose a book, but TMI is perfect for this. There are definitely a lot of juicy secrets that are spilled in the series!

8. Sun Hat: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas is immediately what I think of! This series has such incredible world-building. I simply love how intricate and detailed it all is.

9. BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

I’m going to choose Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout for this one. He may have been a total jerk at first, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a total hunk!

10. Summer Fun: pass the tag on.

I tag:


I was hesitating on tagging so many people, one of the reasons being because I know summer is over for a lot of people, and so it’s not exactly the right time to do a summer tag. But… I tagged people anyway because I we should spread the summer love (that will probably have the winter people nostalgic that summer is over, but oh well). 🙂 If you already did this tag, just leave a link below (if you’d like). And if you don’t want to do this tag, no worries, just let me know below. Apologies in advance if that’s the case!

Also, please please please do not feel guilty or embarrassed over mentioning in the comments below if you want to do this tag, because if you do I would be more than happy to tag you to do it! I will even add your name to the post. 😉 I always feel kind of bad when doing these because I know I’m leaving out a lot of people, so please do not hesitate to let me know! ❤ I’d love to see your choices for this cool tag. Link to this post if you do it so I’m sure to not miss it! 

Anyway, what do you think of my choices? Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you think. Also: Let me know whether it’s summer where you live! I’d love to know, haha.

Enjoy your weekend!

Analee 10

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!

I’ve been seeing this tag around and I’ve been meaning to do it, but never really got around to it until I found that I got tagged by Zezee @ Zezee with Books. Thank you so much!! August is basically over, so this technically isn’t ‘mid-year’ anymore, but better late than never, no? XD Let’s get to it! (Just a note: all book covers lead to its respective Goodreads page!)

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.

Ahhh, you’ve got to be kidding! I’m absolutely terrible at choosing a favorite… so here are 3! (I’m sure you saw that coming. XD) There are of course so many more I can mention, but these are just a few off the top of my head!

The Wrath and the Dawn_bookcover  A Court of Thorns & Roses_bookcover  Fangirl_bookcover

[review]                                         [review]                                     [review]

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.

Crown of MidnightUS  Winner's Crime_bookcover

Ahhh these sequels are so amazing!! I love them both so much. I found Crown of Midnight to be the strongest book in the Throne of Glass series so far, and it’s simply magnificent!! (And since I cannot go without mentioning it: COME TO ME, QUEEN OF SHADOWS!)
The Winner’s Crime is another book I absolutely loved, and I can’t wait for The Winner’s Kiss!! ❤

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

There are a lot of books to name for this one! Basically all the books I haven’t read yet in my June, July, and August releases posts, to be honest. But one that I will name is:

Reawakened_bookcover

I know Amy @ Book Enthral loved this one, and it seems like an awesome book, so I really can’t wait to read this one! I even own a copy of it, so I’m having my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get around to it soon. Also, I’ve read and enjoyed this author’s Tiger’s Curse series, so my hopes are pretty high. 🙂

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Queen of Shadows_bookcover

Yeah, definitely no surprise here, I’m sure! But since this book is being released just the day after tomorrow, I’m going to also go with:

The Rest of Us Just Live Here_bookcover

I want this book so badly!! Ughh.

5. Biggest disappointment.

Bossypants_bookcover

[review]

I was also thinking of putting Matched by Ally Condie, but since I’ve used that one for quite a lot of other book tags, I’m going with Bossypants, because it was a pretty big disappointment for me as well. I was expecting more from it, but then again, it’s most probably because I’m not that into non-fiction or the topics she covers.

6. Biggest surprise.

An Ember in the Ashes

This was a pretty big surprise in that I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did! It was absolutely amazing, and I loved it.

7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you).

I’m going to go with two answers for this one:

                                                 Renee Ahdieh  View More: http://thedecisivemoment.pass.us/becky-headshots

I’ve only read one novel from both othese authors (The Wrath and the Dawn,& Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, respectively) and I loved them! Their writing styles are wonderful, and I really enjoyed all their works.

8. Newest Fictional crush.

Ahh… This one’s hard! You all know how much I love my fictional crushes. But newest one? I guess that would be Max from The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. He’s such a cutie pie! ❤

The Start of Me and You_bookcover

9. Newest favorite character.

Ooh, another hard one! Ahh, I honestly don’t know. My recent reads have chosen to completely go blank on my right now. I suppose I’ll go with Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn (Lol, I think I used this book 3 times already or something). She’s very smart, and I love her personality. You can check out my review for more details about her.

Shahrzad2

10. Book that made you cry.

Now, I’m not really a full-out crying girl, but the last book that brought out a tear from we was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. It was a very touching story, especially near the end and I really liked it! And any book that manages to get me to shed a tear is pretty special for me.

Me Before You_bookcover

11. Book that made you happy.

There are a lot of books I could choose for this, but I’m going to go with:

The Heartbreakers_bookcover

[review]

This book is super cute and fun, albeit being pretty cliché. I had lots of fun reading this, and it definitely shined a smile on my face!

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Love Rosie Movie Poster

I’m going to say Love, Rosie for this one, a movie based on the book by Cecelia Ahern. I really loved this movie! It didn’t exactly follow the book precisely, but it got the themes across and it was a super cute movie! Plus Lily Collins and Sam Claflin had awesome chemistry together.

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year.

This one is another hard one, considering how I’m a harsh critic of my own work, but I think I will answer for this one, my review of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I loved all three of these books very much and I think that showed through my review of each. (I hope, at least.)

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).

Aghhh this tag is full of questions that are incredibly hard to answer!! I’ve bought so many beautiful books this year, it’s honestly impossible to answer this question accurately. But since it would be terribly hard to name all the beautiful books I’ve gotten so far this year, I’m just going to bring it down to one book (shocking, I know!):

Red Queen_bookcover

I’m actually currently reading this one, and I suppose I’m liking it, so far. But anyway, it has a beautiful cover and although it may not be the most beautiful book, it’s the one that was easiest to come up with. 😉 Otherwise I’d probably be listing books until I’m 80.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

ALL OF THE 970 BOOKS THAT ARE ON MY GOODREADS TBR. (And my TBR is actually even bigger than that because I have more books I have yet to add to my Goodreads shelf…) Okay, obviously I’m not going to be able to get through that many, so I guess mostly the books I have hauled in the past months, as well as the books I have hauled in previous years that have been piled since forever on my TBR. There are honestly so many I can’t just think of a few. Not to mention I have no idea which direction I will take for my TBR, soo… I guess this question will be left blank! XD


I tag…

I’m not going to be tagging anyone this time around, but if you think this looks like a fun tag, I tag YOU! Let me know in the comments what you think of this tag, or if you want to do it, because then I shall add your name to this post to make it official. 😉 If you do it, link back to me so I can check it out! ❤

Happy tagging and end-of August, bookworms!

Analee 10

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge) #2: Day 3

Hello bookworms! I am now *sadly* on the last day of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge, in which I was tagged by Regina @ The Bibliotheque, Tabrizia @ Cup of tea with that book, please & Maryan @ 1booklife. (Thank you!) You can check out the previous quotes I picked from my Day 1 post here, and Day 2 here.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day 1 quote per day for each person who tagged me).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Without further ado… my 3 quotes!

This is such a meaningful quote! I absolutely love it.
Another amazing quote, from an amazing book! Another one of my favorite quotes because even though the context doesn’t quite apply to us, it’s always important to remember to be ourselves.
What a lovely, swoon-worthy quote, don’t you think? Scarlet was an amazing book, and this quote is just one of the many times I fell in love with the characters!

I tag:

Feel free to ignore if you wish! 🙂 But if you decide to do the tag, I’d love it if you linked back to this post so I can check out your quote(s). ❤ What do you think of these quotes? Have you read the books? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂

Happy reading!

Analee 10

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge) #2: Day 2

Hello! I was tagged by Regina @ The Bibliotheque, Tabrizia @ Cup of tea with that book, please & Maryan @ 1booklife  to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thank you! You can check out my Day 1 post here.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day 1 quote per day for each person who tagged me).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Now, onto the three quotes! 🙂

(Just a note; hover over the quote to see the book from which it came from and its author.)

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What a great quote! Of course you can never go wrong with a J.K. Rowling quote. This is the perfect quote to remember when we’re feeling down about ourselves!
Print
I absolutely love Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy! This is one of the quotes that I really liked in the first book. It’s meaningful, and simply wonderful, don’t you think?
Warner Quote
Ahh Warner, my love. You just can’t stop making me swoon, now can you? This is definitely one of my favorite quotes from the Shatter Me series, Warner is amazing!

And now, I tag:

Feel free to ignore if you don’t want to do the tag or did it before. 🙂

What do you think of these quotes? These are all favorite books of mine, and I love these quotes, I’d love to know your opinion! Let me know in the comments below, it would be great to hear from you. ❤

Have a lovely day/night, everyone!

Analee 10

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge) #2: Day 1

Hello! I was tagged by Regina @ The Bibliotheque, Tabrizia @ Cup of tea with that book, please & Maryan @ 1booklife  to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. I already did this one before (you can check out those posts here, here and here) but I had so much fun and I love quotes so I thought, why not? Thank you so much, Regina, Tabrizia & Maryan for tagging me! ❤ So, the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day 1 quote per day for each person who tagged me).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Let’s get to it!

Confess Quote
I recently finished this book and it was great! This is definitely one of its signature quotes and I really like it.
The Night Circus quotw
A book I recently finished, The Night Circus was an interesting book that had plenty of interesting quote-worthy passages and I figured I’d use one of its quotes that kind of stuck out to me.
Summer of Chasing Mermaids Quote
I really loved this book, I’m so glad I read it! The writing was really beautiful and I simply love the quotes from this book.

I tag:

It’s not an obligation, so feel free to opt out of the tag if you already did it before or if you’re not interested. 🙂 Otherwise, I can’t wait to see your quotes! ❤

Also, what did you think of the above quotes? Have you read the books? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you! 😀

Stay bookish!

Analee 10

Summertime Madness Book Tag!

Hi there! I was tagged to do this tag by the lovely ladies @ Bibliophile Gathering, Taylor & Stephanie. I saw this tag around, and with the summer-y season here in Canada, this is perfect! Let’s get started!

Summertime Madness Book Tag

1. Show a book with a summery cover!

There are so many to choose for this one! But I’m going to go with:

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

This cover is totally summery! Just look at it! I happen to have also read this book (I loved it), if you want you can check it out here.

2.Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for a summer vacation!

Huh! This one’s a hard one! But I think I’m going to have to go with what another blogger, Ashley, chose:

A Court of Thorns & Roses_bookcover

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Spring Court in Prythian would be a great summer vacation destination! It would be great to just relax and have fun there. Preferably with Feyre, Lucien and the rest of the ACOTAR crew. 😉

3.You’re about to go on a flight to your summer vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, what novella do you choose?

I don’t know, to be honest. I don’t read many novellas. I suppose I’d probably go with a full-length novel like:

Made You Up_bookcover

 Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

I recently finished this book and it was amazing!! And it would be perfect for a plane trip. (Review coming soon!)

4. You have a case of summertime sadness what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

Ooh, this one is an easy one!

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda_bookcover

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This book immediately comes to mind (probably because it was a very recent read)! This book was just so amazing and this is perfect for making a smile appear! (I’ll be posting a review on it tomorrow, keep an eye out for that!)

5.You’re sitting at the beach all alone…which fictional character would be your beach babe?

Hmm… I’m going to try and pick someone from a book I haven’t used yet (sorry, Lucien & Rhysand!) so I suppose…any of the characters from my (if I do say so myself) awesome list of book boyfriends I made for the Secret Life of a Book Blogger tag. XD Fine, fine, specifics, specifics.
I suppose I might choose Leo, or Percy, both from the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, or Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, mostly because they’re all super funny and I think they would be great to have around on a beach to have fun!

6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional side kick do you pick?

Arg, this one’s a hard one! I think I’m going to choose…

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan

7. Share the Summertime Happiness! Who do you TAG?

I don’t usually tag so many people in book tags, but I’m feeling the summery mood today, so… happy tagging! ❤

Analee 10

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Book Tag

Hi! Today I have another tag, which I was tagged in by Casey @ Inspired by the Page & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions. Their blogs are great, and if you haven’t already, you must definitely check them out! So now, without further ado, The Secret Life of a Book Blogger book tag!

How long have you been a blogger?

I created my blog sometime in mid-February this year, but I’ve only been blogging for about 3 1/2 to 4 months. Does it show? XD

At what point do you think you will stop?

Never, if I have anything to do with it! Even though I’ve only been blogging for a while, blogging has become a huge part of my life and I can’t imagine not blogging. Maybe I might post less often, but I’d never completely stop! I have too many friends I’d lose if I stopped. 🙂

What is the best thing?

Interacting and making friends with other bloggers! I’ve made so many friends while blogging and that is the absolute best for sure! The WordPress blogging community is sooo welcoming, and bloggers always manage to put a smile on my face.

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

The worst thing… I don’t know, to be honest. I mean, I don’t really have any worries right now about blogging. I guess I sometimes used to feel pressured to post. I can’t quite say what I did to make it okay… I guess I just dealt with it by finishing up several posts in one day and having them ready for the following days. I don’t schedule things often though anymore. But don’t worry, I’m over all that now. 🙂 The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy oneself!

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

Depends. For book reviews, not long, as I simply go to Goodreads and upload the book cover to my post. Probably 5 minutes at the most. For awards, not that long either, pretty much as long as it takes for the book reviews, I just go to Google Images and search up the award banner. If I feel like including pictures to go alongside my facts or answers, it might take a bit longer though, maybe 10 or 15 minutes? For tags, wrap-ups, hauls and the like, it takes much longer, because I create the graphics (banners) for them myself. It takes a while to get the background right, the text, and everything. I can’t exactly say how long they take. Here’s some examples of graphics I made myself:

I have lots of fun creating them!

Who is your book crush?

Crush? As in, singular? Umm, you all know by now that’s not possible for me. So here are several:

  • Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Will from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
  • Jace from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • Daemon from Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Seth from Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Aiden from Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Roth from Dark Elements by Jennifer L. Armentrout (LOL, don’t question the numerous guys created by Jennifer Armentrout. She’s queen at these kind of stuff!) XD
  • Peter from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Wes from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Dorian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Chaol from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Yes, I’m choosing two characters from the same series. Deal with it!)
  • Mal from The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Darkling from The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo (Don’t you dare question it)
  • Gideon from Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
  • Noah from Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins
  • Logan from Defiance by C.J. Redwine
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Kishan from Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
  • Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Update July 25th 2015: 

  • Percy from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Leo from Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
  • Alex from Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • Julian from Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I know I’m missing somebody… (even after, what, 20 people? LOL. I’m a very faithful and loyal person, I swear! Just not when it comes to book boyfriends. :P)

I’m getting carried away, aren’t I?

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Omg so many!!! Okay, for one, Sarah J. Maas for sure. And Cassandra Clare. And Jennifer Armentrout. And Kiera Cass. And Suzanne Collins. And John Green. And Leigh Bardugo. And Sarah Dessen. And Jenny Han. And Rainbow Rowell. And too many other to count. XD

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

My pyjamas! I love my PJs. I usually write my blog posts in the morning or in the evening, both times when I’m in my PJs.

How long does it take you to prepare?

Well, to write a book review in one sitting, it would usually take around an hour, to get it completely perfected and edited. For shorter books, like novella, it would take me around 3o minutes, I guess. I don’t usually do tags in one sitting, so it may take several days for me to complete a tag. It depends though, if it’s a tag where it’s simply questions (and not questions that requires you to choose a book for a specific topic), then I guess I can complete it in an hour, at the most.

For wrap-ups, hauls and monthly book releases, it takes much longer (which is why I usually work on them in parts and in advance) because I have to look back on all the posts I’ve done in the month, and the books I have bought and downloaded, or in the case of monthly book releases, look into books I’m interested in being released the following month (and then download the covers for said books, get the Goodreads link, the date they’re being released, organize them on my post, etc.).

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

They are fantastic! And I can honestly, sincerely say that. They’re basically my family and friends, without the annoying part. 😉 I feel so close to so many bloggers (basically with every one I’ve talked to), and the blogging community is simply great.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

Well, I guess it depends on your definition of ‘success’. And I’m no expert, I’m technically a newbie blogger, but I’m just going to repeat a few that I listed a few days ago on the blogger recognition award:

  • Interact with other bloggers. Like, comment and follow. Not only does it bring others to your blog, you get to make new friends and find inspiration for blog posts.
  • Blog about something you enjoy. This is so important!
  • Have fun!

Who do you tag?

I’m not sure who did or didn’t do this tag, so if I tag you and you already did it, simply leave the link to it below or ignore. 🙂 Otherwise, I’ll be looking forward to your answers!


 

So that’s it for this tag! Have a great weekend (what’s left of it, anyway)!

Analee 10

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge): Day 3

Hello! It is the last and final day of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge (of which I was tagged to do by Books Over People & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions), for which I have a quote from The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. You can check out my quotes for Day 1 and Day 2 here and here.

   THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The Truth About Forever_bookcover

The Truth About Forever Quote


So that concludes this book tag! It was a lot of fun to do, especially when I got to make the graphics for the quotes I picked. 🙂

So for the last three people, I tag:

Have fun!

Analee 10

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge): Day 2

Hello! I was tagged by Books Over People & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge! Yesterday I posted Day 1, and now it is time for Day 2.

   THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Ruin and Rising_bookcover

My 2nd quote is from Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo, the third book in the Grisha trilogy.

Ruin & Rising Quote


I simply loved this series, and isn’t this quote just wonderful? Anyway, I tag:

So, have you read this book? Planning on reading this book? Tell me in the comments below!

I’ve got to go catch up on some of my reviews & awards/tags, and continue reading Spellbinding (It’s so good!). So have a great Thursday!

Analee 10

3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge): Day 1

I was tagged by Books Over People & Raven @ Dreamy Addictions to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge/Book Tag! Thank you so much! You guys should all definitely check out these blogs; they’re great! ❤

   THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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My 1st quote is from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Quote


I tag:

I’ll be back tomorrow with another two quote, stay tuned for that! What do you think of this quote? Like it? Have you read this book? Let me know in the comments below!

Analee 10

I Am More Happy Than Not Book Tag

Hi there! I was tagged to do this tag by Summer @ XingSings, Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner, Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books & Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland. Thanks so much, you guys! ❤ By the way, this is a scheduled post. I had a lot of plans today, luckily I had this tag ready! 😉

More Happy Than Not

The Rules

The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was created by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome but originally made in response to the “What makes you #MoreHappyThanNot?” question inspired by Adam Silvera’s upcoming debut More Happy Than Not.  Basically highlight ways you’ve been able to express happiness from the things—big and small—in your life.

These are the three simple rules for doing this tag:

(1) Answer the question “What makes you more happy than not?

2) Link back to this post to the person who tagged you (or the original creator of this tag)

(3) Have FUN. You can add your links below, as well!


 

When reading a book I am more happy than not.

When I am adding new books to my shelves I am more happy than not.

When I enjoy a book I am more happy than not.

When I read comments on my posts from other bloggers I am more happy than not.

When I add books to my TBR, I am more happy than not.

When I get a review request approved, I am more happy than not.

When I blog and fangirl over books with people, I am more happy than not.

When I think of the idea of someday travelling around the world, I am more happy than not.

When I add books to my TBR, I am more happy than not.

When I am getting good grades, I am more happy than not.

When I am in bed with a book or my laptop, I am more happy than not.

When my Kobo and computer doesn’t glitch, I am more happy than not.

When I see a person read a book I loved, I am more happy than not.

When I participate in awards and tags, I am more happy than not.

When people like my work and reviews, I am more happy than not.

When there is a book I’m excited to read, I am definitely more happy than not.

When I’m goofing off and being weird, I am more happy than not.

When I’m online watching BookTube, I am more happy than not.

When I make cool graphics using free design websites, I am more happy than not.

If these people did this tag, I would be more happy than not:


So that’s it for this tag! This was lots of fun (was my amusement to obvious by the gifs?) and I would love to read your answers for this tag! Of course, feel free to ignore if you’re not interested, and if you’ve already done this tag, no worries, leave a link to it in the comments below. ❤

Don’t forget to stay more happy than not!

-A

Burrito Bowl Book Tag

Hi there! I was tagged to do this by Ashley @ Dear World! Thanks, Ashley! ❤ This seems like a super fun tag, so I’m excited to jump right to it. Especially since I was tagged for this since over a month ago, I think. Oops!

Rice: The Foundation – “The book that got you into reading (or book blogging)” – N/A

To be completely honest, there really is not a single book that got me into reading. I just always loved to read, and my decision to start blogging was pretty spontaneous, and wasn’t affected by a book.

Matched by Ally Condie

Beans: The Filler – “The book with a whole lot of nothing going on” – Matched by Ally Condie

This book honestly had so many unneeded, or at least boring, parts in it, and would’ve been so much better if there hadn’t been! Of course, I am biased, I didn’t particularly like this book, after all. But still! My opinion remains the same. (You can check out my review on Matched here.)

Protein: The Building Block – “A book quote to live by” – “It takes a great deal of bravery to Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone-bookcover
stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

This is such an important quote to remember! It’s not always bullies we have to face, it’s usually our friends.

Throne of Glass_bookcoverFajitas: The Crunch of Texture – “A book with immaculate world-building” – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I know Ashley also answered this for this one, and I definitely agree! The world-building in this book is undeniably on point! Loved it!

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Salsa: The Dance of Flavour – “A book that kept you on your toes” – Angelfall by Susan Ee

Again, I’m agreeing with Ashley on this one! Angelfall was full of gritty, action-packed moments!

Fangirl_bookcoverCorn: The Explosion of Sweetness – “A memorable scene with friendship/romance” – Levi & Cath’s moments together

There were so many memorable moments in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, between Levi & Cath, I can’t choose one! They’re just soooo cute together!!

Cheese: The Bond of Calcium – “Two characters from different books you wish could be friends” – Dee-dum and Fred & George OR Elinor & Jane

Dee-Dum from the Penryn & the End of Days trilogy are both such troublemakers and so alike to Fred and George of the HP series, they would all become friends in no time! And they’re twins too, just like Fred and George. Although if they do become friends… it’ll be 4 times the trouble! 😉


Another pairing I can think of would be Elinor Dashwood and Jane Bennet, both characters from Jane Austen’s books Sense & Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice, respectively. Both characters are calm, sensible, and kind, so I can definitely see them be friends!

Sour Cream: The Tangy Topper – “The quirkiest character you’ve ever read (protagonist or supporting)” – Luna Lovegood

Luna from the HP series is definitely a quirky character! In a good way, though. She’s loyal, and doesn’t care what people think of her, always believing in what she believes in no matter what.

Flash Point_bookcoverGuacamole: The Cost of Creaminess – “A book you paid too much for” – Flash Point by Nancy Kress

This book was such a disappointment, I’m sad to say! It had such an interesting premise, but it just didn’t do it for me. (You can check out my review on it here.) Even though it wasn’t overly pricey or anything, it wasn’t worth the money.

Lettuce: The Handful of Crispness – “A refreshing concept/theme in a book” – A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is, as most of you know by now, a fairytale retelling (a Beauty and the Beast one, at that!) and it’s definitely one of the most refreshing and unique retellings I’ve read! Incorporating faelore into a classic fairytale, ACOTAR is amazing. (You can check out my review on it here.)

Chips: Le Pièce de Résistance – “A must-read recommendation [if you like this book/genre—you decide!]” – Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

I absolutely love the Shatter Me series, and if you like dystopia, you must read it!! Full of action, romance, and great characters alongside a beautiful writing style, this is one series you must not miss!

Tabasco: The Kick to the Face – “Your favorite fight/action sequence” – Tiger’s DestinyTiger's Destiny_bookcover

There are so many good fight scenes I can recall from books, and I definitely agree with Ashley’s pick of The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, but I’m going to choose Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck for this one, because damn the fight scene at the end of the book was intense! It was great.

 


I tag:


I apologize if you’ve already done this, in which case feel free to ignore or leave a link to your tag in the comments below.
What do you think of these choices? Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy your burrito bowl!

-A