Beauty and the Beast Book Tag // Only a few more days!! Shh, I’m not obsessed.

Another Beauty and the Beast-themed post? Why, yes, yes it is. Hush, no, I’m not obsessed with Beauty and the Beast…! But seriously, I haven’t done a book tag in SUCH a long time and this one is perfectly-themed. ❤ I was tagged by Emily @ Embuhleeliest–thank you so much! (My current obsession with Beauty and the Beast is being satisfied with this tag, pretty much so I AM GRATEFUL.)

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.


“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading

Does the sassy/sarcastic/witty character count as a trope?? I say it does. It’s very common, I think? I will never get bored of reading it though?! Looking back on my reads, so many of my favourite books have at least one, if not more, witty character and I LOVE THEM. They just bring so much light and just always bring a smile to my face. I just get all the banter via them and it’s so amazing, especially if you love the characters. Some of my favourite books with this trope:

Oh my preciouussssss children; Will, Kaz, Nina, Wylan, Jesper & Co, Blue & the Raven Boys (!!!!!!!!!!!)

I can’t seem to think of any contemporary novels right off the bat, which is a problem… #moresassycharactersplz

Belle – A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

JUST LOOK AT IT. It’s so beautiful it makes me want to cryyyyy. ❤ ❤ It seems to be a hit-or-miss among readers, but for me it was definitely a hit! I didn’t fall in love with it as much as others, granted, however I did love the beautiful writing and other aspects of it, which is great because THAT COVER. If I didn’t love the story it would be such a shame haha. (Am I the only one who kind of adored Kamala more than the main character though…)

Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Prior to picking up this book, I had read the author’s previous book, Alienated, which I was not the biggest fan of, so I’ll admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this one? I really shouldn’t judge on past experiences? But, I was wary anyway. Fortunately it seems like I had nothing to be wary of, because I ended up loving this book! I fell in love with the characters the plot was exciting, and it was just a really great experience. I need to read Starfall now though, asap!

Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I wouldn’t say everyone loves this?? Because I do know a fair amount of people who were disappointed/didn’t enjoy this book. However, I think this series in general has a relatively large fanbase and many people did love this one (which is awesome!! GO ENJOY BOOKS, children) but, unfortunately, I just couldn’t help but be disappointed. Mare was so annoying, and there were just many things that didn’t click for me (that I can’t remember specifically because #terriblememory here whoops). I’m holding out hope for King’s Cage though? PRAY FOR ME.

Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart

Sevro from Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

This one was SO hard because generally, I love the sidekick less or equally as much as the main character? But guys, SEVRO. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Darrow, but SEVRO IS AMAZING. I loved him so so so much, and as much as I was concerned with everyone’s fate, his was one that I especially looked out for because guys, he is so great. So loyal, so brave, so fierce, witty and aghhhh. He deserves all the love!! ❤

Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

This book didn’t exactly help me through a difficult time, but it did teach me something so valuable, and SO IMPORTANT. Julian’s story was so heartbreaking, but showed the value of kindness, of friendship, of love, and the profound impact a person can have on others–see?? SO VALUABLE ahhhhh I loved it so much. ❤ ❤

“Something There” – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I haven’t yet read the fifth book, but I really enjoyed Frozen Tides. I got onto a rough start with the first book, mostly due to the characters, and the very cliché plot. Although the clichés didn’t necessarily diminish as the books went on, I did get more drawn to the characters and the action kept me invested, so that’s a plus! I’m looking forward to reading Crystal Storm, though at the moment it’s not exactly a priority… #strugglesoftoomanybooks

“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner

Kell and Rhy from Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Did you really think I’d get through this post without mentioning them?? Haha. Nope. But seriously, having these two over for dinner would be so amazing?? Rhy’s sense of humor and charisma is SO GREAT (*cry as I am reminded he is not real*) and KELLLL. ❤ ❤ Why aren’t they reallllllll. *cries some more*


That’s it for this post!! Join me in my B&B-obsessed party (or perhaps not because it is very difficult to escape once you have–I’m warning you!) and let me know your thoughts! What book is your Belle/Beast/Gaston/Lefou/etc? Who would you invite to dinner? (Or you could join me and Kell & Rhy, of course. :P) Happy Tuesday!

EDIT: I didn’t tag anyone for this, but if you want to do this tag, GO FOR IT. I take back any of my warnings, come join me in my B&B party and link back to this post if you do the tag. And if you have done it already, be sure to send me the link down below so I can come check it out. 🙂

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The Blog Most Likely To… | TAG

Hey everyone! I haven’t done a tag in a while, so I thought I might as well do this one–in which I was tagged in by Summer @ XingSings. Thanks so much, Summer! This tag is one I had meant to do for a while now actually, but I never got around to it. It was created back when it was the release of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s novel The Boy Most Likely To (which I have yet to read, admittedly–I will, one day, promise!) and was really popular for a while! Now it’s just drifting around, I think. XD Basically we just share our own blogger superlative, and some other stuff (I think?), and invite others to do the same (as per usual in a book tag).

The Blog Most Likely To

Alright, so are you ready for this? It was actually kind of hard to come up with only one, but finally I have reached one! And naturally, I cheated a bit and meshed two into one. Okay, here it is:

The Blog Most Likely To… Be Behind On Literally All The Reviews (And spend time squealing about books and chocolate instead)

Allow me to explain. (Yes, I realize you guys are all smart little minions but I am smarter* so hushhh)

If you’ve been around for a while, or even a bit, you know this is (unfortunately?) 110% true. As much as I would love for all of you lovely people to deny it, you just can’t. XD It’s totally not intentional, I swear it! But I just can’t keep up with writing reviews. Once I started slipping, it just kind of snowballed and now I can’t get out of it, aghhhhh. I literally have books I read over a year ago, like in May 2015, that I still haven’t reviewed, despite making a draft, telling myself I’d write up a review, etc. etc. I don’t know. LE SIGH. Around 98% of the time, I’m eating chocolate and read a new book rather than writing a review for the book I recently read.. which is really a bad habit of mine. I really enjoy writing reviews, I do! It’s so much fun expressing my thoughts on a book, especially if it’s one I loved.. or hated. 😉 But despite that, I seem to always never get them written?

*Hey, I like to dream, alright? No raining on my parade here.

Why do I procrastinate so much? 

(I mean, eating chocolate instead is time very well spent, in my book, but others may not see it that way. :P)

  • I love reviewing, but reading often becomes first for me. There are so many books to be read, I just want to keep picking up another book once I finish one! And once that happens, I get caught up in another book, and then another, and then another, and then.. I find that instead of one review to write, I have, like 5. And then 10. And then.. yeah, you know what I mean. 😀
  • I don’t always like to write reviews right after finishing a book, because I feel like at that time, I’m most likely still reeling from the ending and everything, so it wouldn’t be a very helpful or 100% accurate review because I’d most likely either hype it up way more than I actually mean to, or, the opposite. So. I like to wait a bit more, to clear my head.. except then I kind of don’t get around to writing the review at all, because of what happens in the above. *SIGH* I am terrible, guys.
  • Squealing about books and chocolate is so much more appealing sometimes? I like my books, and I like my chocolate too much, guys. #sorrynotsorry

 I think I’m supposed to offer examples as well? But I can’t exactly do that, so… I’ll skip to the tagging!

This post is turning out to be very short! But this tag was a lot of fun to do–it was interesting to come up with the superlative, at least.

As usual, no pressure if you don’t want to do this tag! And if you want to do it, but your name isn’t on here, don’t feel shy to go right ahead and do it! Let me know in the comments if you’d like to do it–and if you do it, please link back to this post so I can come check it out! ❤


Alright, so I think that’s it for this tag! What do you think? Do you agree with the superlative I chose for myself? (I won’t be too offended if you do. :P) Do you think I deserve another superlative instead? What do you think your own superlative would be? Let me know all and any thoughts in the comments! ❤
I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The Book Courtship Tag | Where no one is surprised when I fangirl over books. (Again.)

Hello bookworms! How’s your Monday morning so far? I was almost not going to post today but then I discovered this tag sitting in my drafts, and it seemed interesting so I thought I might as well do it. Plus I found that I already had more than half of it done, sooo #convenient. Not to mention it seems like a lot of fun! Okay, okay, let me just get onto the details of the tag before I continue making excuses nobody is believing.

This was something I was tagged in 2015, I think? By Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland and Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner, and more recently, Summer @ Xingsings. Thank you so much! I’ve known these bloggers for a long time now, and I mean it with all my heart when I say I love them and their blogs! Which basically you must go and check them out if you haven’t already!! ❤

The Book Courtship Tag

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?

Erm, every book on my shelf right now?? Lol, just kidding, but probably most.. #noshame But if I were to choose just one, well, obviously my go-to answer for this would be A Thousand Pieces of You (omgggg that cover is SO GORGEOUS. Love at first sight, people!) but in an effort to be creative (ha. Me, creative? Eh, I guess I could try.) I’ve went with a different book:

First and Then

I couldn’t resist, okay? I mean, just look at that cover. IT’S SO PRETTY. I had to! ❤ Though after reading a few reviews on it, I dunno when I’m going to read it… not sure if it’s going to be something I’ll love, you know? But it looks damn good on my shelves! Lol.

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you bought because of the summary?

I like to think most books I buy are based at least on the summary, so there are several I could choose for this, I think. But I’m going to go with:

Snow Like Ashes

When I read the summary of this book, I knew I had to read it! And thankfully, it paid off because I loved this book. 😉 I have a review on it if you want to check it out!

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?

Ooh, there’s actually a lot I could choose for this one?? Either I’m really easy to please in the writing department or I’ve been reading really well-written books, I don’t know. But it was quite easy when this book popped into my head:

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

This book seriously has such BEAUTIFUL writing. omg. I only wish I was able to write like this?? Because it was just so lovely. Go read it if you want proof! Or check out some of its quotes, I swear they’re amazing.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

Ooh, there’s been quite a few good first books I’ve read! It’s hard to choose just one (duh, as it always is) but I’m going to go with Shatter Me:

Shatter Me

Once I finished this book I just had to read the next one!! (And for the record, I’m totally glad I did, because the series just got better. YAY!)

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?

Ehh, sooo all the books I’ve loved?? Only half-joking. A lot of the books I’ve loved usually ended up being books I couldn’t put down, you know? And who needs sleep, anyway? But I’m going to go with one of them that popped into my head:

Truthwitch

This book was so addicting! I just flew through it, and it definitely kept me up way past my bedtime, oops. Then again, my bedtime is hardly set these days, soo. Point is, I stayed up really late for this one! #noregrets

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?

Omg this book!! I love it so much. You guys saw this coming, didn’t you?? 😀

The Wrath and the Dawn

After reading this I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I am positively dying for the next book, oh my god. ❤ ❤

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?

Okay, so although I wasn’t a huge fan of the actual story, I loved the feel of this book:

Reawakened

I have the hardcover of it, and it feels amazing! Only wish the story was just as good… :/

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

Oh! (Aside form Harry Potter, of course), definitely this book:

A Monster Calls

This book is SO AMAZING—Go read it asap if you haven’t already!! Such a powerful and heart-wrenching read. (On a completely unrelated note; I’m so excited for the movie!)

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?

HARRY POTTER. My childhood. My love. My bookish comfort. That is all.

Harry Potter series

BUT if I was to give another shot at being creative (even though it’s not even creative, really), I’d go with The Infernal Devices because THE FEELS. Will never get old!

TID trilogy

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?

Not sure who did this and who didn’t, so I’m going to tag a few people—feel free to ignore it if you don’t want to do it or if you already have. And if you haven’t done this, but want to, just let me know! I’d love to tag you and add you to the list. It would be great to see everyone’s answers. 😉


So that’s it for the Book Courtship tag! This was lots of fun; again, I urge you to do this if you’re interested! Just link back to this post so I can come check it out (and fangirl along with you, of course). XD And if you don’t want to do it, that’s perfectly fine, just ignore it or just let me know. This was such a refreshing and fun tag! But unfortunately this is the end of this post. ❤ Hope you all are enjoying your Monday! Happy reading!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The Valentine’s Day Posts Continue…! | R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag

A book tag where I get the opportunity to ship characters with characters from other books?!! YES PLEASE.

Hello, and welcome to another Valentine’s Day-ish post—the R.I.P. It or Ship It tag!! This technically can be done at any time of the year, but I thought around Valentine’s Day was a fitting time, don’t you think?

So basically what we have to do is write down an even number of characters from books you’ve read on little slips of paper, fold them, mix them together, then pick up two names (without looking, of course!) and choose whether you ship it or rip it. I don’t think there’s any specific limit or a specific number as to how much you’re supposed to do, so yay! Freedom, lol.

This is going to be pretty hard, seeing how I LOVE MY SHIPS TO DEATH, but I shall give it my best. Yes. Because I’m brave like that. THIS IS HARD, people. And I’m saying this even though I didn’t start the tag yet. OKAY. Let’s do this. *Deep breath*

The Rip it or Ship It Book Tag


So, I wrote down names from a variety of books—better get comfy because I kind of went overboard with the number of them?? But who cares, it was too hard to resist once I got started, haha. (I believe the books/series I used are: Harry Potter, The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Penryn & the End of Days, The Lunar Chronicles, Throne of Glass, The Selection, Red Queen, Shatter Me, Six of Crows, and Percy Jackson. Yes, I realize that’s an insufferable amount of books, but they’re awesome, so it doesn’t matter.) On to the rounds!

Round 1 – Jem (The Infernal Devices) + Bella (Twilight) 💔

OH MY GOD RIP RIP RIP!!! NO. I refuse to even think about the possibility of this, because this is just NO. Gah. I’m sorry, but sweet, precious and loving Jem deserves more than someone like Bella. No offence, or anything, but I love Jem and I cannot accept this ship. I refuse. RIP!

Round 2 – Raffe (Penryn & the End of Days) + Inej (Six of Crows) ❤

AGH this one is hard!! The fangirl inside of me is insistent on keeping Raffe with his ship (yess Penryn) and Inej with hers (omg Kaz yes)… but I have to admit this wouldn’t be so much of a terrible of a pairing! Inej is kind of like Penryn; they’re both really strong characters, you know? And both Raffe and Kaz have that bad boy quality to them… so I guess I’m going to say a tentative ship for this one?

Round 3 – Dorian (Throne of Glass) + Katniss (The Hunger Games) ❤

Omg Dorian!! My heart breaks for him, really. He was one of the first love interests I fell in love with while reading ToG, and I can’t really forget him! And Katniss, well, she’s Katniss. Although, again, I get the urge to rip this (I’m really biased, okay?) I’m going to put that aside and say ship, because I actually can kind of see this happening? Dorian has a fire in him, but he’s also such a sweet person, and I think that would go well with Katniss. SHIP.

Round 4 – Isabelle (The Mortal Instruments) + Jace (The Mortal Instruments) 💔

Omg nooooooo. What a coincidence it’s this pairing that came up though, LOL. But nope nope nope, this is an absolute RIP!! Aside from the actual ship (which is fabulous) Isabelle and Jace are like, no, pretty much siblings in every way that matters, so RIP.

Round 5 – Aspen (The Selection) + Will (The Infernal Devices) 💔

THESE PAIRINGS THOUGH. XD But seriously, nope!! I don’t see this.. maybe I’m just biased because Aspen was more of a ‘meh’ character to me than anything else and I LOVE WILL (not to mention Wessa!!) but this just doesn’t work. RIP.

Round 6 – Valentine (The Mortal Instruments) + Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

Okay, okay, I promise I won’t rip ALL of the pairings, but.. nooooope. Ripping this one for sure! Valentine, is like, twice the age (or even more) of Cress. SO EW. Also he’s evil, and.. Cress isn’t. She’s the opposite, really. More of a damsel than anything else, and definitely doesn’t deserve someone like Valentine! RIP.

Round 7 – Mare (Red Queen) + Juliette (Shatter Me) ❤

YES, FINALLY! A pairing that I actually.. kind of ship?! I mean, Mare and Juliette can both most definitely kickbutt, and I think their personalities would compliment eachother very nicely. 😀 So, SHIP! (But of course, Juliette and Warner is absolute perfection.)

Round 8 – Kai (The Lunar Chronicles) + Levana (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

Another same-book pairing? And… THIS one, out of all things?! *Dies on floor laughing* If you guys have read the books, you know why I say RIP RIP RIP for this one! lol.

Round 9 – Hermione (Harry Potter) + Magnus Bane (TID/TMI) 💔

HA. I was kind of tempted to ship this one for a second—just because this would be such a hilarious and ridiculous pairing!! Okay, maybe in some alternate world this would work, but… I just don’t see this one? XD Maybe on Magnus’s side there might be some spark of interest, but nothing more than that, in my opinion. But it’s undeniable that this would be hilarious! But, RIP.

Round 10 – Celaena (Throne of Glass) + Cal (Red Queen) ❤

LOL I doubt Celaena needs ANOTHER excuse for an extra love interest (trust me, she has or has had plenty of those) but I think I’m going to ship this pairing! Celaena is kind of similar to Mare (who Cal’s attracted to), and Cal in turn seems like someone who Celaena would be interested in. Is it just me that thinks Cal is kind of like Chaol? Kind of, at least, you know? But, yes. Celaena and Cal wouldn’t be too bad! SHIP.

Round 11 – Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles) + Kaz (Six of Crows) ❤

Yay, another ship! This pairing actually works, in my opinion. Both of these characters have a sort of roguish charm to them and I feel as if they’d go perfectly together. (But the original pairings are totally OTP.) SHIP!

Round 12 – America (The Selection) + Tessa (The Infernal Devices) 💔

Wait a minute… wasn’t there an earlier pairing of Aspen and Will..? Aspen… America… Will… Tessa. Whoaaaa coincidence, much? But, like the earlier one, I’m going to have to rip this one too. I didn’t absolutely detest America, but NOPE I would definitely not put her with anyone deliberately, especially not Tessa! Nope, RIP. 

Round 13 – Kenji (Shatter Me) + Wolf (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

As much I’d love to support this pairing… I just can’t. Nope. Their characters are just too different and I just don’t think it work, you know? I know there’s the whole opposites attract thing, but seriously, I don’t think this is one of those cases. RIP. 

Round 14 – Simon (The Mortal Instruments) + Edward (Twilight) ❤

LOLOLOLOL This would be the best comedy show everrrrrr. Omg this isn’t even a real ship, and I don’t actually ship this, but this is just too funny to rip. XD Sooo.. fake ship, I guess? (Even though technically these are basically all fake, lol.)

Round 15 – President Snow (The Hunger Games) + Harry Potter (Harry Potter) 💔

HA NOPE. Aside from the fact that President Snow is, like, the age of a grandfather (or a great-grandfather) and Harry is… well, waaaaaay younger (omg I kind of just died of disgust there…) this just won’t work! LOL. RIP.

Round 16 – Penryn (Penryn & the End of Days) + Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) ❤

I can actually see this one happening!! Penryn and Cinder are both very determined, and strong characters and I think this would totally be an awesome pair. Just think about all the awesome things they could accomplish and all the people they’d be able to take down! 😉 YES. I ship this!

Round 17 – Nina (Six of Crows) + Maven (Red Queen) 💔

I swear, most of my reactions to these involve be dying on the floor laughing because… #LOL. Can you see this happening?? ‘Cause I certainly can’t… for a few obvious reasons—which I of course can’t name because of spoilers! But lol this is definitely RIP! (Also I love Nina and Matthias…!!)

Round 18 – Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) + Warner (Shatter Me) 💔

Agh, I seriously feel like I’m ripping basically all of these.. but I’m not trying to! These pairings are just not compatible.. not my fault! But NOPE I can’t see this. I just feel as though Warner would tire to quickly of Winter’s personality, you know? He’s not patient enough to endure her.. mental issues, persay. RIP. ALSO Juliette + Warner= OTP.

Round 19 – Percy (Percy Jackson) + Annabeth (Percy Jackson) ❤

OMG YES YES YES. (!!!) This is absolutely amazing—and I didn’t do this on purpose either!! Percy and Annabeth are one of my absolute OTPs, why are we even questioning this?! SHIP.

Round 20 – Jacin (The Lunar Chronicles) + Ron (Harry Potter) ❤

Ahahaha this would be the best bromance ever! Ron is a lot more relaxed than Jacin, and I think he’d be able to invoke a lot more humor and fun to Jacin’s character, you know? And Jacin in turn might appreciate it, who knows? SHIP.

Round 21 – Clary (The Mortal Instruments) + Adam (Shatter Me) 💔

Nooooooooo! First of all, ADAM IS A JERK. Second, ADAM IS A JERK. Now multiply that statement by 10. (Yes, he’s that much of a jerk.) Even if Clary isn’t perfect either, she doesn’t deserve someone like Adam! RIP.

Round 22 – Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) + Voldemort (Harry Potter) 💔

Ahhh yes, totally ending on a good note here, aren’t we? lol. But nope! (I feel like those two words have been the most used in this tag whoops.) This is VOLDEMORT we’re talking about. I’d rather see him dead, thanks, rather than EVER see him with Scarlet! Yeah, nope. RIP.

EDIT, February 14th:

I tag…

I apologize in advance if you’ve already done the tag! If you have, no worries, just let me know or leave the link to it so I can come check it out. XD As usual, no pressure if you want or don’t want to do the tag!


I had so much fun with this tag! (I laughed myself to death for half of these, soo YES FUN.) Unfortunately I’m unable to get myself to actually tag a whole bunch of people, so I mean this 145% when I say that I would love to tag you if you’re interested! I TAG YOU ALL. I’ll even go through the hassle of adding your name to the list. 😛 I just can’t go through the hassle right now, you see. This is such a fun tag that I would not want it to go to waste! So please let me know if you want to do it (YOU TOTALLY SHOULD by the way) because I’d love to see what you end up with!
Alright so.. now’s the time you let me know your thoughts!! Which of these pairings do you RIP and which do you ship? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let us discuss!!
Also, happy early Valentine’s Day! (I think I’m just going to repeat that all the way until Valentine’s Day actually comes haha). Happy reading, I hope you all enjoy your Thursday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Burn, Rewrite or Reread | BOOK TAG

Hey there! I found this book tag type thing from Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds A LONG time ago, and had it sitting in my drafts for so long..! So I thought I might as well do it—even though I have tons of tags I actually was tagged in to do, because I make perfect sense that way. 😉 (Also, hush, this is not a last-minute post because I forgot to do a review today, whaaaat?) Also, do note; I do realize using the term ‘burn’ in reference to books is quite a crime—I am no book burner! XD Remember not to take it seriously, haha.

What to do:

-Randomly choose 3 books. (I used the ‘Random’ option on my Goodreads read shelf.)

-For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)

-Repeat until you completed three rounds (—though I’m doing more because why not?)

Let’s get started!

Round 1

Burn: Matched by Ally Condie. It was kind of a conflicting decision, to put this either in burn or rewrite, because truthfully this book would be completely fine, if it were to be rewritten differently, but in the end, this is going to have to go into the fire! This book really was no fun for me.

Rewrite: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid. This was not that bad of a novel—I guess there were just too many elements that I wasn’t a fan of. So a rewrite it is!

Reread: Out of these three, hands down, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! No competition. I enjoyed it so much more than the other two, and it was such an amazing series ender!

Round 2

Burn: Reawakened by Colleen Houck. Another disappointment! In light of my other choices, this is definitely going to the fire. :/

Rewrite: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked this book, except as a series finale and with my high expectations, this book is in need of a few rewrites, in some parts! But overall I still liked it.

Reread: The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Currently working on a review for it—it’s simply amazing. A definite reread! ❤ If you haven’t read this book or series yet, definitely do so (or if you want, you can wait for the release of the third book to binge-read it.)

Round 3

Burn: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. This wasn’t a bad book, really. It just wasn’t the BEST, and out of these three, I’m afraid this one is what I’m gonna have to go with—though this could just as easily fit into ‘rewrite’.

Rewrite: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Although I enjoyed this well enough, it would’ve been better if some parts were written differently, in my opinion.

Reread: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Come on, you all saw this coming, right?? I loved this book and would not mind rereading it at all.. I’m actually considering re-reading it before the release of the second book, but that’s a maybe. 🙂

Round 4

Burn: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Is it bad that I kind of had no qualms of choosing burn for this one? At least among the other choices. I mean, I don’t know. This just wasn’t something that clicked with me.

Rewrite: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. This wasn’t a BAD book, persay, but it did have its faults! So definitely rewrite.

Reread: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This was such an entertaining book! I saw some mixed reviews on this before and after reading it, but to me, it was as good as any. Reread for sure!

Round 5

Burn: Bossypants by Tina Fey. Unfortunately I have no qualms about choosing this one for burn either..? Non-fiction/memoirs aren’t exactly my forte…

Rewrite: Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I actually found this to be pretty good (unlike Allegiant…) but it did have a few parts where I wasn’t a big fan.

Reread: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Gosh, THE FEELS in this one is so intense! I would absolutely love to reread this. *Heart-eyed emoji*

So that’s it for the Burn, Rewrite and Reread tag! To spread some of the fun, I tag:


Of course, like always, if you’ve done this tag or don’t want to do it, feel free to ignore! If you weren’t tagged but you want to do this tag, please go ahead! Let me know and I’ll add you to the list. ❤ As always, comment with your thoughts below!

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! (Although I don’t blame you if you’re sad it’s over, haha.) Hugs! 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

12 Days of Christmas | BOOK TAG

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! ❤ It is finally Christmas, and to get into the spirit, I found the perfect book tag that I happened to be tagged in by Summer @ XingSings. Thank you so much! Guys, you should seriously go visit her blog! It’s lovely and Summer is simply wonderful. So go! Give her some love. 🙂

And now, without further ado… the 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag!


ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favourite stand alone?

You guys all know how terrible I am with these kind of questions! Truly, I can’t think of simply one book for this question—I CAN’T CHOOSE BETWEEN MY (non-existant) CHILDREN.

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Technically speaking it doesn’t make sense to have more than one ‘one true pairing’/OTP, because, well, you know, it’s your ONE true pairing… but you guys all know life would not be the same without more than one OTP—THERE ARE JUST SO MANY CUTE COUPLES. Not that I’m complaining.

BUT. Point is, we would be here until next Christmas if I tried to name all of my OTPs, so I’ll just go with one of the (more recent? I don’t even know anymore, all I know is that I love it)—Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I HAVEN’T FANGIRLED ENOUGH ABOUT THIS BOOK. Seriously, Kaz and Inej are so perfect together!! ❤

Six of Crows

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

I think by now I’ve spotlighted this trilogy in a lot of my tags, but I’ve decided to go with it once again, because it is simply fabulous—and I know most of you will agree! The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare is absolutely amazing, and even though I’m pretty biased by my love of anything Cassandra Clare, I kid you not when I tell you that. A beautiful love triangle, an intricate plot set in the Victorian Era. What more can you ask for?

TID trilogy

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?

The numbers are endless! There are so many series I’ve read and loved, but this time I’m choosing the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. This epic fantasy series is just… gosh, I have no words. Seriously, I’m at a loss as what to say because you can’t just describe this series with a couple of words! 😉 It’s really something. ❤

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

Oh my gosh this answer came immediately to me! (Although there were many for me to choose from, don’t get me wrong, there are so many great villains/antagonists out there.) I’m going to go with Levana from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I absolutely loved how complex (albeit disturbing) her character is, and she really stood out to me.

Fairest

ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, hands down! Seriously, the HP world is vast, imaginative and simply wonderful—I can’t be the only one still waiting for my Hogwarts letter, right? 😛

Harry Potter series

ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?

To be honest I can’t really think of one off the top of my head..! I’ll get back to this one… maybe… one day.

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level? 

Eh…I’m trying to think of something other than Harry Potter… but not really succeeding. I mean, there were feasts, and there’s Butterbeer, so yeah. I had been attempting to choose different answers for each question, but what can I do?

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?

Ooh, this one’s hard—there’s simply so many too choose from! I’m tempted to name off a couple of the characters in Six of Crows, but to change up my answers a bit more I’m going to go with Adelina from The Young Elites by Marie Lu. She may not be a perfect angel, and her thoughts and actions are not always with the most innocent of intentions, but it is undeniable that she is one kickass character!

The Young Elites

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favourite leading lad?

Agh. This one’s kind of hard to choose! But I’m going to go with Percy from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I would also say Leo from the spinoff series Heroes of Olympus, but since I’ve spent more time with Percy, I’ll go with him. (They’re both great though!) Percy will always be remembered! (AKA Logan Lerman

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

I haven’t mentioned this book much (or at all) in my book tags, but it’s perfect for this question! Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell features two characters who bond over listening to music (and reading comics). Just look at the cover! Uh, yeah, it’s kind of telling, don’t you think?

Eleanor & Park

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?

Haha nope! No way can I answer this question. I’ve reached my quota of choosing just one book for these questions, LOL. I’m planning on making a post with my favourite reads of 2015 though, so if you’re interested be sure to look out for that!


Once again, Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you guys are all having (or have had) a wonderful Christmas, or a wonderful holiday/celebration (in case you celebrate something else)! Feel free to tell me whatever thoughts you may have below. 😉 I’m not tagging anyone for this, but if you want to do it, let me know and I’d love to tag you!! ❤

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

‘Tis the Season | BOOK TAG

Hello my friends! It’s the month of December (obviously) and you all know it’s a month of festivities and of course, holidays and Christmas. So I’m here today with a holiday-themed tag that I’ve been spotting around the blogosphere here and there. I was tagged by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much; thank you so much, lovely! If you’re not already following this wonderful lady, what are you waiting for? (Not my wrath, I hope. I can be very fierce when I want to be. Just kidding! Kind of. :P) But yes, point is, you should go check out Catia’s blog right away, for she is absolutely lovely and her blog is fabulous. Just take my word for it—or even better, find out for yourself!

Alright, so… shall we go on to the tag? Why yes, we shall. 😉


1. Do you have a favorite winter read?

Hmm… I think I’m going to have to go with Catia on this one and choose My True Love Gave To Me by various authors, a collection of short stories which I find to be perfect for this time of year. Which reminds me, better get my review up for that sometime this month! I read it earlier this year, but have been waiting to post the review for the perfect time.

My True Love Gave to Me

2. Find a book with blue on the cover!

Why only oneeeeee?! It was a tough choice—seriously, there are a lot more covers with blue on the cover than I thought there would be—but I finally decided to go with Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s not fully blue, but I felt like it went well with the whole winter season that is linked with the month of December. 😉

Shiver

 

3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

I’m not sure if we’re supposed to have read the book for this question…? But in any case, I’m going with a book on my TBR; The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider! Except for the blue of the title, the cover is a really bright yellow, and even though I don’t know if the story within its pages reflect that, but it seems to me that this is a suitable choice! I actually currently have a copy of this from the library, and I am planning on reading it sometime soon (hopefully).

The Beginning of Everything

4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!

I’m trying to be creative and not come up with the answer you guys should all know is coming, but of course I fail; a trip to Hogsmeade would be wonderful for a vacation…and maybe while we’re at it, a trip to Hogwarts! 😛 It sounds like the perfect place to me; Butterbeer and wizard sweets, inns and all sorts of fun. What’s not to like?

Hogsmeade

5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!

I’ve held in my angsty dilemma so far, but…ALL THESE ‘ONE’ QUESTIONS WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME. I swear, I know they will be. You guys all know by now how terrible I am with choosing only one thing as an answer, right? I kind of rant about this for basically any book tag I do because THEY NEVER WANT MORE THAN ONE. Whyyyyyyy. Okay, I’m sorry. I’ve managed to do so so far, so…*Deep breath* I don’t suppose I could bring along my whole list of book boyfriends, now can I? (Although, now that I think of it, I doubt that would go over too well between all the guys…)

Carswell Thorne

Alright, so I’ve decided to go with Captain Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles series! It was hard to choose, I’m telling you, but finally I thought, why not? Captain Thorne ensnared me with his boyish charms and also, he’s a lot of fun to have around! My winter vacation would definitely not be boring, that’s for sure.

6. Name one book on your wish list this year!

Oh god. *Pulls out fancy scroll that goes all the way to the ground* The agony. THE AGONY.

Alright, does… “Nearly every book on my TBR” count as an answer? Because I swear that’s all I have. LOL, okay fine, I’ll be serious. I’m going to go with Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare! It releases sometime this upcoming year—yay!! I know some people are rolling their eyes, like, “Geez, another Shadowhunter-themed book?” but not me! I’d gobble up basically anything Clare writes, and I have no complaints if it has to do with Shadowhunters. 😉

Lady Midnight

7. Favorite holiday drink, treat, & movie?

Ah, the real deal! The most important questions here. Okay, folks. Let’s do this.

Favorite holiday drink: Hot chocolate! Yep, I’m a pair of old and boring socks. But sometimes the traditional way is best, no? Deal with it.

Hot Chocolate + Cream & Marshmellows
Can you blame me from being a fan of hot chocolate when it looks like this?! Mm…

Favorite treat.. hmm… how about, ‘anything with chocolate?’ I’m not even joking right now… Mmm, chocolate. I’m hungry now. I shall make you guys hungry too with the picture below! Mwa-ha-ha. I also really like candy canes. 😉

Chocolate1

And finally, favorite holiday movie… hmm, although there are tons of them out there, I can choose nothing other than of course the classic Home Alone! My only peeve is: Macaulay Culkin, if only you stayed as adorable as you were back then! Ah, some people age worse than others, I guess. :/

8. Who do you tag?

Let us share the holiday spirit! I’m going to tag a bunch of you to start off, but although I’d love to tag you all, I doubt I’d have the space (or time) to do so without us being here for another 20 years! BUT PLEASE. I’d love to add you on if you want to do the tag. Just leave a comment below! ❤ Make sure to link back to this post if you do it so I’m sure not to miss it. On with the tagging!


Hope you guys are all enjoying your month of December so far! Let me know whatever thoughts you may have down below. ❤ I love you guys all so much, see you all again in my next post! Hugs!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Around the World in YA Book Tag!

Hello everyone! I’m back with another tag today, the Around the World in YA Book Tag, which was created by a fellow blogger, Becca from Becca and Books. I was tagged by Raven @ Dreamy Addictions and although I’m VERY late on this, better late than never, right? Thank you so much, Raven!

Alright, so the rules are simple. List a country, and then show which favourite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones! (*I’m also going to be tweaking the rules a bit and use books on my TBR as well, not only books I’ve read*)

Sounds like fun! Let’s see how I do, shall we? 🙂 Covers link to Goodreads!


France

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light

This is a book that’s on my TBR—and no, this time I’m not going with Anna and the French Kiss as per usual. 😉 I feel as if I’ve used that book well more than enough and you’re all probably getting frustrated with me for not having read it yet. LOL. But I digress. I’m going to go with Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, which is set in Paris! It’s on my TBR and I can’t wait to read it.

Germany

The Book Thief

This is a book I haven’t read either, but I definitely plan to! Set in a past era of Germany, The Book of Thief seems to be a common topic of discussion and I want to join in. 😉

England

Clockwork Angel

I was debating to choose between TDI and Harry Potter, and as you can see, The Infernal Devices has won out! I love this series so much. ❤ (Although HP is amazing as well, don’t get me wrong!)

China

Cinder

I’m going to go with the common answer I’ve seen for this; Cinder by Marissa Meyer! I love this book and series so much! The book that started everything, Cinder was an amazing read. And it’s set in a futuristic New Beijing, so it’s a good fit. (*Wink* See what I did there? Cinder—Cinderella… shoe…you figure out the rest.)

India

Tiger's Curse

Although the Tiger’s Curse series isn’t constantly set in India, a lot of it is, and the whole series is based on Indian mythology so I’m counting it for this one!

Russia

Shadow and Bone

Okay, so I’m stretching the rules quite a bit for this one considering how it’s not actually set in true Russia. Shadow and Bone and The Grisha trilogy are set in a Russian-influenced fantasy world, so I guess technically this wouldn’t count as a book set in Russia… but I’m using it anyway! #Ijustwannabreaktherules

Egypt

Ink and Bone

I’m actually following the rules for this one… kind of. I haven’t read this book yet, but I have definitely been planning to for quite some time! (Though you know that if you’ve seen several of my WWW posts lately, lol.) I hope I get to Ink and Bone soon!

Canada

Anne of Green Gables

One of the few novels set in Canada, Anne of Green Gables is my choice for this one! It’s kind of sad and disappointing how few novels are set in Canada. It’s almost always the U.S, or some other foreign country. Oh well. At least there is this classic novel to have Canada remembered in our books! 😉


 

So those are my choices! Feel free to tell me what you think in the comments! Now, it’s your turn. If you want to do this tag, go for it—I’ll add your name to the post if you tell me below—but I’m going to tag a few people to start off:

I would tag a bunch of other people if I could, but unfortunately I’m running late on time and have to leave or I’ll miss the bus! So please, tell me, if you want to do this tag, or if you don’t want to, no problem! If you’ve already done the tag, I apologize in advance!

Happy tagging! Hugs!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The Be Thankful Challenge | TAG

♪Hello from the other side!!♪

Sorry, had to do that. Kind of currently loving this Adele song!

So yes, hello bookworms! It’s been a while since my last post, sorry about that! I’d say I hope you missed me, but I know you did. (RIGHT?!!) I know I missed you guys! So, after a long absence, I am returning with the Be Thankful Challenge in which I have found myself to be tagged in a while ago—thank you Catia for tagging me! She is a lovely person and has a wonderful blog. I command you to all give her some bookish love because she deserves it! ❤

Since the whole Thanksgiving theme is about being thankful and such, this tag would’ve been great several weeks ago when it was Thanksgiving here in Canada, but better late than never, right?

The Thankful Challenge

The Rules:

  • Share this image in your blog post.
  • Write about 5 people in your life you are thankful for.
  • Write about 5 things in 2015 that you are thankful for
  • Spread the love and challenge 5 other blogs to take part

5 people I’m thankful for:

  • My family. I think this is a pretty common choice! Even though we have our regular arguments and squabbles, at the end of the day, I love them. They’ve almost always supported me in everything, and I don’t know what I would’ve done without them! 😀
  • My friends. They’re all crazy, but I love them and they’ve stuck with me through a lot. I’m so thankful that I have such amazing friends! We’ve had our fair share of drama and issues, but we’ve managed to get through it all and now we’re stronger than ever. 😉
  • The blogging community. Must I say any more? I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. I’m so grateful to have gotten the chance to have become friends and to have chatted with you all, because you have no idea how much of an impact you have on me. Seriously guys. I don’t know where I’d be without you! ❤
  • My middle school English teacher. Might seem like an odd choice, but it is partly due to this teacher of mine that I started blogging in the first place and fueled my love for writing, so I will forever be thankful for this teacher!
  • My Favorite Authors. Or any author who I’ve read! Because it is because of them that my love of reading has even existed, and because of them that I have been introduced to such incredible books. So thank you, authors! XD

5 things I’m thankful for:

  • Books. Come on, you had to have seen that coming. Books led me to live a thousand lives, and I will always be grateful for its existence!
  • My ereader. It’s a lifesaver! Whenever I’m going on a trip, I take a few physical books, but mostly I depend on my ereader which holds a bunch of books I have collected over the years, and which also happens to be waterproof! 😉 It has served for me to also not pay attention in class before as well… lol.
  • Music. Next to books, music is another one of my loves! It is absolutely fabulous, and again, I will always be grateful to have it!
  • Internet. It’s kind of scary how dependent we are these days on the internet! But I wouldn’t have it any other way, so long as I get access to the internet—I don’t know what I’d do without it! There would be no blogging, no Google, nothing, if we didn’t have the internet. Oh, the horror!
  • Chocolate. This one is pretty random, but necessary! I don’t think I would’ve normally come up with this as an answer, but since I’m currently snacking on a Kit Kat bar, I decided that this is an important choice. Chocolate, thank you for existing.

So that’s it for the Be Thankful Challenge! I know it mentioned in the rules to tag 5 bloggers, but I’m going to be skipping that and taking the easy route–-if you like this tag, tell me below and I’ll be sure to tag you! I’d love to know what you’re thankful for, so even if you don’t do the tag, feel free to tell me in the comments.

Now tell me; which one of these are you thankful for as well? Am I the only one who thinks chocolate is something to be thankful for? OH, and: who else has Hello on repeat?! 😀

I hope you’re all enjoying your Monday! (And happy belated Thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate it! :P) Lots of love to you all!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Let’s Celebrate Autumn…With a Book Tag! | The Fall-Time Cosy Book Tag

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted—I honestly feel like I haven’t spoken to you all in 3 years—but I’m happy to be back with one of the fall book tags I’ve seen floating around in the blogosphere! As far as I know I haven’t been tagged in this, but I decided to do it anyway since here in Ontario autumn is settling in and it feels like a good time to do it! So, without further ado…the Fall Time Cosy Book Tag!

1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of colour. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.

Illuminae

There were actually a lot more books I thought of for this one, but I’m going to go with Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, which is releasing tomorrow! I haven’t read this one yet, but I can’t wait ’till I do!

2. Cosy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm cosy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

I know most of you are probably able to predict what my usual answer would be for this, so I’m going to refrain this time from using my usual books for this kind of question, and go with a book (I think) that I haven’t used as much!

The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West is super cute, just saying. Totally recommend it!

3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favourite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

Hm, I’m debating over whether I should go with my favourite book or genre… which is easier? I think I’ll go with the latter and say I’d read something fantasy. Or maybe contemporary. I honestly don’t know, because it depends a lot on my mood! But I think either fantasy or contemporary would be my top two contenders. Don’t ask why, it just is. 😉

4. Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

Ooh, another hard one! But I think it would be incredibly epic if I were to trade places with either Hermione from Harry Potter or Celaena from Throne of Glass—although there are of course so many other characters I’d love to trade places with! I think I’m currently leaning towards mostly Celaena, though of course Hermione is awesome!

5. Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

This is actually such a hard question! I’ve been reading a lot of hyped books as of late, and it’s quite difficult to think of an under-hyped book at the moment. But I’m going to go with the Shadow Falls series and its spinoff, Shadow Falls: After Dark! These books are honestly amazing, and I definitely think they deserve to be much more known than they are now.

6. Coat, Scarves and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

HA! XD This question made me smile. There’s actually not that many books where I have the need to hide in public (or at least not many that I can immediately think of) but I’ve decided to go with White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Reread

There is a new cover of this, but I currently own this cover, and yep, I’d say this is definitely a cover I think I’d cover up a bit more in public…

7. Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favourite fall time comfort food/foods?

Milk Chocolate

Chocolate! Well, chocolate is basically a favourite for all seasons, but yeah. I need my chocolate!! ❤ Hot chocolate is also necessary. 😉


EDIT—I TAG…

So there we have it! I’m feeling very fall-time right now, and in my warm sweaters, very cosy as well—which is why this tag was perfect! I’d love to spread the tag right now, but laziness is winning over and I unfortunately have school work to do, so I’m taking the easy way out—if you like the tag, go for it! I officially tag you. (No joke, I’ll even add your name to the post if you want to do it.) ❤

Happy tagging!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

 

The Desert Island Book Tag!

Hello bookworms! Okay, I know, it hasn’t even been a week since my last tag. I swear, this blog is more than just tag and memes! But this particular tag has been resting in my drafts folder for way too long, and I thought I might as well get this over with. I was tagged by Bhramori @ The Crazy Perfectionist & Ella Iparis @ Senseless Scrutiny to do this tag! Thank you girls, so much! You rock. People, if you haven’t yet followed these two lovely ladies, I urge you to go over to their blogs immediately and show them some love. ❤

Now, let’s get on with the tag!

1) Water: a book you simply cannot live without

Six of Crows

Okay, so this question is totally unfair! You guys all know by now how terrible I am with choosing simply one with these things. 😉 But I’m going to be brave today and go with one of my more recent favorite novels, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo! Ahhh this book was simply amazing and I’m still not over my fangirl moments for this book.

2) Food: a book that is a close second on your favorites list

The Final Empire

Ugh, another hard one! These questions are honestly designed to go against me. It’s so hard to choose an answer for this! I have a lot of favorites; I wish I can choose them all, because they’re all (mostly) equally loved.

But I’m going to go with a book I haven’t used as an answer much; The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. A wonderful fantasy novel, I really loved this book, and it’s definitely is high on my favorites list. The Wrath and the Dawn comes pretty close too! 😉

3) Shelter: a book that makes you feel at home and safe

Fangirl

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is what immediately comes to mind! I loved this book so much, it was such a cute and comforting read that it’s the perfect choice for this.

4) Flare gun: a book that you would recommend to a person who doesn’t read

Everything, Everything

I think Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon would be a good fit for this! It has beautifully simple (and creative) writing and a really cute story that I think a non-reader would be able to appreciate!

5) Fire-matches: book that warms your heart

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda_bookcover

I doubt any of you are surprised with this choice! Or at least I hope. Because ever since I read this book, I think I was pretty clear on how much I loved it. This book is simply so heart-warming! ❤ I have a review on it if any of you want to check it out, by the way. 😉

6) Compass: book that directed you towards your love for reading

Harry Potter series

I’m going to go with the common answer of Harry Potter for this one, but really, there is no specific book that I can name for this! I’ve loved reading ever since I was a wee-little child, and that’s basically it. But Harry Potter definitely nurtured this love of books!

Who Shall I Tag?

I’m currently a bit occupied (and a bit lazy) to tag people, so I will be taking the easy way out for this and say that if you like this tag, go for it! I’ll be tagging people later on, probably tomorrow, whenever I get the chance. So keep your eyes out for that! But again, don’t feel shy to tell me if you like this tag! I’ll add your name to the post.

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So I hope you guys enjoyed this tag! Tell me below what you think of my answers. I’d love to know if we have any in choices in common! ❤ Also, if you do this tag, don’t forget to link back to this post so I’m absolutely sure not to miss it! 🙂

Happy reading!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

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

Angelfall by Susan Ee

(A)

Saint Anything

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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