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

BFF Book Tag!

Hi! This tag is kind of to make up for the tag I missed this Sunday. Anyway, I was tagged to do this by CK @ CK’s Reading Corner, who happens to be the creator of this tag as well!  (Way to go, girl!) I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but never got around to it. This was a super fun tag, so here goes!

1Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love 

I’m going to have to say Harry, Ron & Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling! This trio has gone through so much, and they remained close through it all. Of course, they had their fights and problems, but they always work it out, and are forever loyal to eachother.

How could you not love them?

2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have liked to grow up with

Penryn from Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee immediately comes to mind! She’s funny, smart, and brave, and completely loyal to her friends and family. She would’ve been an amazing person to grow up with!

Penryn & the End of Days series
You rock, Penryn! (Even though technically I’m saying that to the covers at the moment…)

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Hm. This is a hard one. I’m not that competitive, so I have no idea which character would bring out my competitive side, but I agree with CK’s pick: Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. She’s really competitive, and I think she would bring out my competitive side too. 🙂

Ready to fight, are you, Annabeth? (Better get your blond hair on, or I’m calling you a fake.) 😛

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

I’d love to raid the close of America from The Selection series by Kiera Cass! Not only does she have beautiful dresses, she also has jeans! Awesome fashion sense, here. (If you haven’t realized, I like jeans.)

I’ll be stopping by to pick up that top you’re wearing, ‘kay?

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Margo from Paper Towns by John Green is the queen of rebellion! She is totally gutsy, and is definitely up for a challenge.

Ooh, looking fierce, are we?

6.Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want)

Penryn comes to mind again for this one, but this time I’m going to choose Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. After all, Feyre is all a person can ask for in a sister (even though her sisters in the book don’t realize it) and it would be great to have her as my surrogate sister! Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell would be great too.

As for a surrogate big brother, I’m going to choose Gale from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. After all, he does so much to help his family, and he would be a pretty cool surrogate brother!

7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

I feel like Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han would be great to have on a bad day! She’s just such a fun, lively person, and I’m sure she would be able to cheer me up in no time.

Where’s your smile, Lara Jean? I’m going to need you to cheer me up!

8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To confide a secret to, I think Tessa from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare would be a great pick, because she’s really trustworthy! I suppose she would be okay for relationship advice too, but only if we’re judging from after The Infernal Devices ended. After all, she did have quite the amount of confusion between Jem and Will!

9. More than friends:Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

Argh, such a hard question! I have so many, lol. I’d love to pick Raffe from Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee or Will from The Infernal Devices, but I’m going to choose Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. He’s just amazing, so how could I not? ❤

*Melts into a puddle*

10. Tag some Book Buddies!

I tag my next 10 followers:

Aaaaaaaand…. YOU!


Thanks again to CK for tagging me! This was a super fun tag! For the people who I tagged, of course, there’s no obligation to do it, but I would love to see your choices if you do. ❤

Happy tagging!

-A

How I Read Book Tag

Hey there! I was tagged to do this by Emily @ Embuhlee Liest! I don’t usually do two tags in a row, but since I missed last week’s 100 Follower tag, I’ve decided to do two this week to make up for it. 🙂 So here we go!

1. How do you find out about new books to read?

Well, since I started blogging, I found out about new books by other bloggers’ recommendations. But before that, I often used Goodreads and my friends’ recommendations.

2. How did you get into reading?

I don’t really know, to be completely honest! No one in my family was particularly ever a reader, but ever since I was a little child, I always loved to read!

3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?

My taste in books has definitely changed since I was a child! I remember in elementary school, when I used to love Rainbow Magic books by Daisy Meadows… *Looks off dreamily into the distance* Seems so long ago! Now I love basically everything Young-Adult! After all, YA is life.

4. How often do you buy books?

Physical ones? Hmm… not often, actually! Maybe once every two weeks? When I do, though, I often buy a lot. (They’re on sale; I can’t resist!) I add a lot of e-books often though, especially with Bookbub. I would say I buy at least around 10-15 e-books every week. Yeah, definitely not the best idea if I want to save money for physical copies and other stuff…

5. How did you get into Book reviewing?

Hmm… I can’t really say, actually! I just decided to make a blog one day, since I felt like sharing my love of books with other book lovers, and so yeah! I guess I also wanted to try book reviewing because I wanted to get better at writing and understanding more when I read books; ever since I’ve started reviewing books, my writing has become more precise and interesting, and when I read, I’m slightly more critical. (Not sure whether it’s a good or bad thing, but it definitely made me a stronger reader!)

6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

Hm.. I guess I would usually rant to my friends and fellow bloggers! Especially if it’s a book that a friend also read.

7. How often do you take a “sneak peak” at the end of a book to see if there is a happy ending?

Never! Anymore, at least. I will admit, I have done that before, but they were long time ago. Now I’m a strong supporter of no spoilers! If I happen to see the end of the book by accident while checking the number of pages, well, it’s not my fault! When that happens though, it drives me crazy, especially if there’s a cliffhanger.

8. Who are you going to tag?

My next 10 followers:

I apologize in advance if you’ve already done this tag or do not participate in book tags. Otherwise, I can’t wait to get to know you more by these questions! 🙂 Enjoy!

And if you feel like doing this tag as well, but weren’t specifically tagged, consider yourself tagged! Don’t forget to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Happy tagging!

-A

This Or That Book Tag

I found this tag on Hadjar’s blog, Manyreads, and decided to do it for my 10-week, 10 tags thing celebrating my 100 followers. (Not following a schedule for the tags anymore, simply gonna try to post a tag each week. I completely failed with doing the schedule for the tags… not only did I not do them on the proper date, I posted two tags in a week! Whoops…) Enjoy!

1. Audio or physical copy?

Physical copy hands down! I can’t stand listening to other people reading me a book, I never retain anything important of the story.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

I like the look of paperbacks, but I guess I would go with hardbacks since I don’t have to worry about having creases and ruining the binding, etc.

3. Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction! I rarely read non-fiction, to be honest. Give me a fake world over reality any day.

4. Fantasy world or real life issues?

Both. Fantasy reads are awesome, but I also really like contemporary novels, where there are real life issues. Both work for me.

5. Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Twilight and it was an entertaining read, but give me Harry Potter over Twilight any day.

6. Borrow or buy?

Both, depending. Sometimes I’ll borrow, and if I like it, I’ll buy it. If it’s a book that’s on my TBR or something that just got released that I really wanted to read, I’ll definitely buy it. I’ve only recently starting buying books though; I spent a lot of my time at the library when I was younger! 🙂

7. Monster reads or short & sweet?

Depends on my mood. I’ve been on a ‘short & sweet’ mood recently, but before that I was craving more ‘monster reads’ as you call it.

8. Starry eyed romance or full of action?

Again, depends on my mood. I’ve been into contemporary recently, but action is always welcome. 🙂

9. Curl up in your snuggie or bathe in the sun?

Curl up in my snuggie! It’s just so warm, and comfortable, and so perfect for reading! ❤

10. Coffee or tea?

I never drink coffee, but I do drink tea sometimes. But water is the norm. 😉


I tag the next 10 of my followers:


As always, feel free to ignore. If you choose to do this tag though, I’d love to read your answers!

Happy tagging!

-A

Would You Rather Book Tag

Hi there! I was tagged by the lovely Tasha @ Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books to do this tag! I’ve seen it around a lot, and it seems like super fun, so I was super happy when I found out I was tagged. So here we go!

Would you rather…

1. Read only trilogies or stand alones?

I enjoy trilogies, but if I had to choose ONLY either trilogy or stand alones, I have to say stand alones. I can get through 3 stand alones in the time it takes to finish a trilogy, for one, and as I have been reading a lot of trilogies these days, I’m becoming weary of them. Of course, that’s not to say I don’t like trilogies, it’s just if I had to choose only between trilogies and stand alones, I’d have to pick stand alones.

2. Read only female or male authors?

It doesn’t really matter to me. I’ve read amazing books by both genders, so I’m definitely not prejudiced to only one. 🙂

3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

I don’t shop at Amazon, like, at all. I have an account, but I’ve never used it. Don’t ask why, I just don’t. 🙂 So Barnes & Noble it is.

4. All books become movies or t.v. shows?

I suppose movies. There are books that would be good as a movie and not as a TV show, and there are also books that WOULD be good as a movie and a TV show. The common factor in both of these would be the movies! Not all books are good as TV shows, but all books would be good for a movie.

5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

5 books per week, definitely! ❤ Why is this being questioned?

6. Be a professional reviewer or author?

I can’t choose between the two! I love reviewing books, and it would be amazing if I could be a professional reviewer. But then I also love writing and I would love to share my work with the world. So both. 🙂

7. Only read your top 20 favourite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?

Read new ones! I love my favorite books and it would be fine to re-read them, but I wouldn’t be happy only re-reading those favorites. Not to mention no matter how much I love to books, there’s only so many times I can re-read a book and still enjoy it like the first time. Reading new ones will broaden my reading experience and allow me to get new favorite books. ❤

8. Be a librarian or book seller?

Book seller! Librarian is cool, but I’d love to sell books to people in the hopes they enjoy them as much as I do! Then again, if I did become a book seller, I think it would defeat the purpose of being my income… I’d go broke buying too many books! 😉 I’d never be able to resist the temptation.

9. Only read your favourite genre, or every genre except your favourite?

Only read my favorite genres! (I’m adding an ‘s’ to genre ’cause I have more than one favorite genre. Deal with it.) I’m all for trying new things, but erotica is a genre I’m not even going to step close to. Not to mention I have quite the variety in my favorite genres, so I will be quite happy with reading only my favorite genres.

10. Only read physical books or eBooks

Ooh… this one’s a hard one! I’ve been reading more eBooks lately, so I guess you can say it’s more favorable… but I still like physical books! It’s just eBooks and me have come a long way (what with me being stuck to my Kobo 24/7 for the past years) and I’m quite used to it. However, I still enjoy physical books, so… tiebreaker?


So that’s it for this tag! Thanks again Tasha for tagging me, it was lots of fun! ❤ I now tag my next 10 followers (as part of my 100 followers celebration):


As always, if you weren’t tagged and want to do this tag, please do it! And if you were and don’t want to do it, feel free to opt out. It’s lots of fun though and I’d love to get to know you guys better! ❤

Have a nice day!

-A

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Would You Rather Book Tag

Bath & Body Works Book Tag | Happy Mother’s Day!

Hey there everyone! I’m super excited to present this book tag that I created as part of my 100 followers celebration, and as it is also Mother’s Day today, consider this tag a Mother’s Day gift! If you’ve read my Beautiful Blogger Award post, you’ll know I love Bath and Body Works products. ❤ So, as a tribute to this awesome store and my obsession with it, I created the tag based on the names of select B&BW products! Enjoy!Read More »

100 Followers! <3

Hello everyone! This is just a quick post to thank all my lovely followers! I’ve just reached 100 followers today and I am so happy! It means so much to me that there are people out there who takes the time to check out my blog and read my posts. ❤

I did not expect it to happen so quickly, and I have you wonderful people reading this post right now to thank! So thank you, for following my little blog. 😀

So, I was thinking of doing a giveaway to celebrate, but I’m not all that good understanding how it all works and all that, so I’ll simply be doing what Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds had done when she reached 100 followers: post 10 tags over the next 10 weeks, and tag 10 different followers each time. I have a bunch of tags to get to, so this is perfect! ❤ I’ll try to post each tag either Sunday or Monday.

If you have any recommendations for tags to do, please let me know! I’m always interested in new book tags.

Again, thank you! I love each and every one of you splendid people, and I hope you know that! 😉

-A