Meme Book Tag

The Meme Book Tag was originally created by Books are my Social Life & Dylanthereader5! I wasn’t tagged by anyone (I think) but I’m going to do it anyway, because I like to pretend I’m a dank memer! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


1. Crying Kim Kardashian – A book that made you cry.
Most recently? You all, I was bawling, like ugly crying, sobbing, snot everywhere, for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.


2. Salt Bae – A book that needed a little something more.
Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes needed more than a little something, but I would have been happy with an ending that was decent. 🐸☕️


3. Guy thinking – A book that made you think.
I feel like I have to go with The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, just because of the hidden messages that he was talking about, and even all the parallels that are apparent in 2018. This book was constantly making my mind work.


4. Confused guy – A book whose hype you don’t understand.
Easily, The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert, even though I think a lot of the hype did start because of the breathtaking cover, but this one just did not work for me or my tastes.


5. Evil Patrick – A guilty pleasure read (whatever you consider guilty pleasure to mean).
Ahh, I hate the term “guilty pleasure” but I also know, without a doubt, this totally is all the trashy new adult romances I read. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas, Play On by Samantha Young, The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy, Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet #1) by Pepper Winters, Breaking Him (Love is War #1) by R.K. Lilley.


6. Meryl Streep – A book that you’re always hyping up.
Everyone would answer Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, but get ready to hear nonstop about my love for Circe by Madeline Miller, too!


7. Successful baby – A book (whether you liked it or not) that you felt accomplished after reading.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt, just because it is such a prestigious read, and the writing is very much on the pretentious side. But, bonus points, because I ended up loving it and I still can’t stop thinking about it.


8. Pennywise – A book with a promising concept/a book that you had high expectations for, but ultimately let you down.
I’m going to go with Everless (Everless #1) by Sara Holland, just because this has a very unique currency system, but the more and more I read, the more and more me and my friends realized how the concept was just like in the movie In Time starring Justin Timberlake.


9. Headphones guy – A audiobook that you enjoyed.
This is a funny question, just because it feels like 2018 has been the year that I’m disliking every audiobook I’ve tried. But to date, my favorite of all time is Oathbringer, which is narrated by the amazing Kate Reading and Michael Kramer.


10. Distracted guy – Two books; one you’ve been neglecting on your TBR for a long time and a new one that’s distracting you/peaking your interest.
Without question, the one I’ve been neglecting on my TBR is just to start The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I don’t even know what’s wrong with me at this point, but I think knowing how many books are in the series just makes me scared. For a new one that’s distracting me? These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raasch always catches my eye when I get on my iPad to read an ebook. I’m fiending for gay pirates always though.


11. Cash me outside girl – A book that tried to be something that it’s not (pretentious, didn’t live up to what it was marketed as, etc.)
Honestly, I think this is my least favorite meme of all time. So, I guess it is only fitting to bring up one of my least favorite books of all time for an answer! Night Film tries to be dark, and scary, and different with the multimedia aspects, and tries to be this big mystery. Instead, it’s just offensive, and gross, and reminds me why I hate reading main protagonists that are white, rich, successful, men, who can’t recognize their own privilege.


12. Dog in fire – How many unread books do you own?
Oh boy, this is a hard question. I’ll be honest, I normally don’t buy books that I haven’t already read. And this is because I am incredible privileged and read mostly ARCS. Not counting classics (because I do have some super old editions of classics that I’m probably never going to read) I probably have about 75 books on my bookshelves that I haven’t read. And that’s mostly from Book Outlet, I won’t even lie. But ebooks… ebooks are a different story, and I don’t even want to think about it!


13. BONUS – Pick a meme that wasn’t featured in this tag and pair a book with it.
My Question: A book that had you looking and feeling like this?
I’m going to go with Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake, because I loved this book and these characters so much, but my heart was racing 24/7 being a worried momma bird watching over them! Like, these characters pull at the heartstrings, and after I finished the last page? I felt like I just ran a marathon.


I Tag:
May
Lilly
Elise
Silvia
Alienor
Hannah
Lori
The Orangutan Librarian
Sophie
Kayla
Raven

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The Wonder Woman Book Tag


Hey, loves! I was tagged by the amazing Lilly @ Lair of Books (who is a damn Wonder Woman herself) to do this and I knew I couldn’t resist! Also, if you all aren’t following her, stop depriving yourself, and hit that follow button now, because she’s a confirmed angel! And thank you Amber, from Amber’s Books and More, for creating this tag! ❤


Wonder Woman: Your favorite badass female book character…

I’ve been saying this like a broken record for over a year now, But Nona from the Book of the Ancestors series is one of my all time favorite protagonists ever. She’s smart and fierce, but soft and caring. Watching her grow has been one of my favorite literary experiences, ever. I couldn’t answer this question without immediately screaming her name!


Fantasy Island: A book setting you want to escape to…

My answer will forever and always be Temerant from the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss! Not only is it one of the best fantasy worlds ever, both past and present, but I always might stand a fighting chance at actually being able to live in the world, too! Plus, all the inns, the schools, the musical taverns, please, I want it all, forever. I would also commit a minor felony to go exploring with Auri.


London: A hyped book that let you down…

Boy, am I being ironic with this answer. Also, please, I love you all, don’t throw your tomatoes at me. I didn’t dislike this book in the slightest, I just didn’t love it the same way that everyone else does. Also, my eye begins to twitch a bit when this series gets nominated each year in the Adult Fantasy categories, because it reads so much like a young adult novel to me, even with the characters being new adults. Overall, I don’t hate this series, I just don’t love this series. But I do plan to read the last in the trilogy in May, so maybe that will be the book to completely win me over!


Steve Trevor: A book that has a beautiful cover and a great story (i.e. good personality)…

The Girl in the Tower’s UK edition is my favorite book cover of all time, and the story is a damn masterpiece, too! I love this series so much, and even the US covers are to die for. Like, this author is so blessed with all this lovely art!


Lasso of Truth: A book you hated…

You know, the more and more I think about it, the more and more I truly hated this book ending. I don’t want to talk too much about this book, self-care and all that, but good lord did Magnus Damora deserve a better concluding novel than what we were given! Seriously.


Wonder Woman’s Shield: A book so sad that you need a shield…

Okay, so I’m probably the most emotional reader of all time, and I cry at almost every book. But The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo gutted me. There is no shield big enough to even condense the heartbreak this book put me through. But it’s a masterpiece and worth every single tear.


Ares: a villain that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate them…

People can say what they want about her, but Cersei Lannister is one of the greatest literary villains of all time. Her story arcs are unparalleled to anyone else in this series, and I will forever love her. Seeing everything she’s done to succeed in a “man’s world”, while always putting her children first, while trying to salvage the only love she’s ever had. She will always be my OG morally grey villain, and I will forever love her.


The Amazons: A book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation…

Hear me out, I enjoyed this book a lot, and I am a firm believer (and screamer) that bisexuality is attraction, not action, and both of these main protagonists express attraction. Yet, the reason I’m answering with this is because I feel like if there was more LGBTQIAP+ actual action in this book, people wouldn’t have been so damn hard on it on Goodreads.


Justice League: What superhero book friends do you tag…
Avery
The Orangutan Librarian
Sophie
Kayla
Raven
May
Elise
Silvia
Alienor
Hannah

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I Love Spring Book Tag

The I Love Spring Book Tag was originally created by Helene Jeppesen & Amanda Elise Carina! I wasn’t tagged by anyone (I think) but I’m going to do it anyway, because it is hella cute! As you are reading this, I am probably in California traffic, trying to come home from LA! 🌸🌼🌺


➽ 1.) How is Spring where you live?

I live right outside of Vegas, and let’s be real, it’s too damn hot here all year ‘round, regardless. But March isn’t too bad, April is a little much, and May is the start of the ungodly heat. But everywhere inside has industrial strength AC, and everywhere outside has swimming pools, so it’s not unbearable.

➽ 2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?


Without question, my most anticipated Spring 2018 release is Circe
by Madeline Miller!
 I am 1/3 into it and it may be the best thing I’ve ever read in my life. I am so in love. And I can’t wait for the rest of the world to fall in love with it, too!

➽ 3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.


Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore! I mean, look at those flowers. What a damn blessing. And the inside of this book is just as beautiful as the outside. This is a masterpiece. Please, if you haven’t given this book a try yet, do yourself a favor and read it.

➽ 4) What are you going to read this Spring?

Oh my gosh, this question! *sips all the tea* Too many things. But if I had to name five, I’d pick: Sky in the Deep, Lifel1k3, ACOFAS, Legendary, and Ash Princess!

➽ 5) Find a cover with the sun on it!


Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is immediately the book that comes to mind for me. I haven’t read this yet, but I do plan on it one day. And like, holy beautiful.

➽ 6) What are your favorite Spring reads?

I’m honestly not a seasonal reader. Well, maybe a little around the Fall and Winter, but for sure not for Spring or Summer. And honestly *record scratch* Spring is my least favorite season. But, like, let’s go with Harry Potter because 1.) when ISN’T a good a time to read Harry Potter? And 2.) This wouldn’t be a Melanie Parker book tag if I didn’t mention Harry Potter at least once!

➽ 7) Find a book with many different colors on it.


Euphoria by Lily King is a book I know absolutely nothing about, but it has drawn me in every single time I see it in a bookstore. Perfect cover design, artist, everything. This cover completely hypnotizes me and I couldn’t even think of an answer besides this mysterious book.

➽ 8) Whom do you tag?
🌸 Lilly
🌹 Avery
🌺 Destiny
🌸 Benni
🌺 The Orangutan Librarian
🌻 Sophie
🌹 Kayla
💐 Raven
🌻 May

(And to whoever else is interested in this tag – consider yourself tagged!)

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St. Patrick’s Day Book Tag

St. Patrick’s Day Book Tag was originally created by BookaflixTaylor!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, my loves! I always try to do cute little tags on every holiday! And hopefully it lets you get to know me a little better! I hope you all have a safe and happy day, whether you celebrate or not. And I wish you all the gold, luck, faeries, wanted kisses, and happiness in the world today and always! 💚 🍀


➽ 1. Your Favorite Green colored book/movie:


Gosh, I feel like I should pick Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, because it is probably the green book that means the most to me. It for sure has had the biggest impact on my life. But if you guys wanted me to say a newer one, I would totally pick The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin.

➽ 2. Your favorite St Patrick’s Day themed book/movie?


The Leprechauns Don’t Play Basketball (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #4) by Debbie Dadey & Marcia Thornton Jones. You guys better be laughing with me and not at me. Listen, I loved these books when I was a super little kid! I’m talking, could barely read. I was probably five years old, and my grandma had them all, and we would stay up late, cuddled in bed, and she’d read me this entire series over and over. And this particular book was an absolute banger, if memory serves me correctly. Perfect memories, perfect book, and perfect grandma.

➽ 3. Corned Beef and Cabbage: A book/movie that made you hungry?


Okay, apparently this tag is just going to be me trying to come up with different answers for Harry Potter. No, for real, Harry Potter is the number one “oh my gosh, I want to eat all of this” book. At Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, The Burrow, I want all the food, please.

➽ 4. Four Leaf Clover: A book or item that was a rare, good luck find?


It was my good luck that Sebastien de Castell blessed me with a rare, first arc, of Traitor’s Blade. Not only is this my favorite series, Sebastien is one of my favorite authors. It is the book I cherish most in my collection, right alongside my first edition Harry Potters.

➽ 5. Irish Whiskey: A book so bad that you would need a drink to get over it?


A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet. Like, the grey area consent in this book is enough to lead anyone to drink, honestly. Then the constant comments I get on my Goodreads review defending it? Please hand me a mojito and let me cry alone. Thanks.

➽ 6. Irish Dancing: A book so good, it made you want to dance in excitement?


Okay, I’m writing this up very early in March, but as of now, the last 5/5, banger, oh my gosh perfection, I’m jumping up and down, shouting from the rooftops, please buy this book, was Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi. Yeah, it really is that good.

➽ 7. Ireland: A book that made you travel to a different country?


Again, please don’t make fun of me! And it is only fitting because Ireland… Saint Patrick’s Day… I’m staying festive, you all! And I want to travel to this version of Dublin that Karen Marie Moning has created with her Fever Series! Give me all the fae, both unseelie and seelie, please!

➽ 8. The Pub: A meeting place in a book you’d love to go to.


Okay, call me ridiculous, I know I would probably die. But my favorite meet up place in any book ever is Inn of the Prancing Pony, in the village of Bree, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s immeasurable world. I wish nothing more than to be able to (safely) sit and people watch there all day long, with a big cup of coffee or tea. Seriously, that’s like my ultimate bookish immersion wish.


I Tag:

💚 Lilly
🍀 Benni
💚 The Orangutan Librarian
🍀 Kayla
💚 Avery
🍀 Destiny

(And to whoever else is interested in this tag – consider yourself tagged!)

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The Cheesy Goodness Tag

 

The Rules
1. Pingback the original creator (Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books) so she can see all your cheesy goodness answers.
2. Pingback the person who tagged you! (Hey, ILY, Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts!)
3. Have fun!


CHEDDAR
THE TRADITIONAL CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE CLASSIC NOVEL


Okay, I’m totally going to somewhat cheat here and pick a modern classic, and that is The Secret History by Donna Tartt! I still cant believe how this book made me feel the way it did. And not a single day has passed by without me thinking about it. This story is truly unlike anything else, and the experience is beyond words. This will forever be a favorite book of mine.


SWISS
THE HOLE-Y CHEESE: NAME AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER


Good Lord, am I going to be able to say The Secret History for all of these? But another book that really put me through the ringer and made me feel every emotion under the damn sun was The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater! These precious babies, and I must protect them all at all costs.


BLUE CHEESE
THE CONTROVERSIAL CHEESE: NAME AN UNPOPULAR BOOK OPINION YOU HAVE


I guess this opinion is only unpopular depending on who you ask. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons is beloved in the romance community, but very strongly disliked in most other book circles. I personally really loved it. I know it has its faults, and I won’t ever try to argue those, but the story itself is one of my favorites and I’ll always love it.


BRIE
THE FAVORITE CHEESE: NAME AN AUTHOR YOU ALWAYS WANT MORE OF


My fae queen, Holly Black. Always and forever. The most instant of all my instant buy authors. And author of so many of my favorites.


GOUDA
THE DUTCH CHEESE: NAME A BOOK THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO TRAVEL


Okay, this probably isn’t the best answer, but right now I’m seriously missing my Michigan winters, and The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden is the perfect fix that teleport me every time. And I guess if we want to go the more direct approach, I’m sure the Russian wilderness would be cool too, as long as I didn’t die or anything.


AMERICAN
THE FAKE CHEESE: NAME YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK/A BOOK YOU LOVE TO HATE ON


This is going to be a real controversial once, but I’m just going to be honest with you and say it. Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I hated it because it is transphobic, racist, misogynistic, but I love to hate it because “woke” people love to gush about this one, but completely tear other books apart. Like, call out all problematic content you see (because this book has a whole shit ton of it), or don’t, but picking and choosing is a bad look. *sips all the tea*


COLBY JACK
THE MIXED CHEESE: NAME YOUR FAVORITE SHIP


First off, this breathtaking art is by la-haine. Next, Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo will forever and always be my OTP. FOREVER AND ALWAYS.


MOZZARELLA
THE SIMPLE CHEESE: NAME AN OLD FAVORITE YOU’LL NEVER STOP LOVING


This is such a cop out answer, but it is honestly my most honest one: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. No matter how much she is trying to ruin my childhood, I will forever love, adore, and cherish the series that made me the reader I am today.


PEPPER JACK
THE SPICY CHEESE: NAME A BOOK YOU CAN’T JUDGE BY ITS COVER


Okay, I don’t absolutely hate this cover, but it just leaves a lot to be desired, especially compared to the UK cover. But honestly? Any cover they could have designed for this wouldn’t even come close to how beautiful the story is regardless. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor means more to me than words.


MUENSTER
THE MONSTER CHEESE: NAME A VILLAIN THAT YOU WISH NEVER HAD THE JOY OF EATING CHEESE AGAIN


Oh my gosh, EASILY Ina from Inkmistress (Of Fire and Stars 0.5) by Audrey Coulthurst. I haven’t disliked a character this much in a long, long while. And that bitch isn’t allowed a single cheese crumb on my watch.


I Tag:
1. Destiny
2. Avery
3. Lilly
4. Raven
5. May

(And to whoever else is interested in this tag – consider yourself tagged!)


I hope you all enjoyed this! I was so happy to be tagged in this, or maybe I felt personally attacked, because I love cheese. Like, I unhealthily love cheese. Add cheese on almost anything and it will be instantly better, I swear! But I hope you’re all having an amazing week and happy reading! 🧀💛

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The 20 Questions Book Tag

I was tagged to do the 20 Questions Book Tag by the amazing Avery @ Red Rocket Panda! (Thank you, love!) 💘

1. How many books is too many books in a book series?
At this point in my life, I want to say three, just because I hate waiting! But I suppose I will say anything over seven might be too much. Yet, I say this while reading so many 10+ PNR book series, so who am I to say?

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
They are the bane of my existence! Haha, no, I don’t mind them…. As long as I can immediately buy or borrow the next book in the series!

3. Hardback or paperback?
I feel like this is an unpopular answer, but Hardback, always.

4. Favorite book?
The hardest book question of all! I feel basic if I say Harry Potter, and I feel annoying if I say The Wise Man’s Fear, and I feel too on brand if I say Traitor’s Blade, so I’ll just try to be sneaky so I can name three instead of one.

5. Least favorite book?
The entire Dirty Angels series by Karina Halle.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?
YES! Always and forever, Yes!

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Moonlight Sins (de Vincent, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I made it only seven days into 2018 before I had to DNF a book, and I only made it to 8% into this book before tapping out.

8. A book you’re currently reading?
I am totally prewriting this! So, let’s be safe and just go with a new and upcoming Fantasy that I have an ARC of! (Haha, please don’t hate me!)

9. Last book you recommended to someone?
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, because I recommend that book at least once a week to someone, to family members, to friends, to strangers inside bookstores!

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
Well, Google tells me that The Iliad and Odyssey were not written down until c.800-700 BC, but they probably still take the cake!

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)
I believe the newest book I’ve read is Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, which comes out April 3rd, 2018!

12. Favorite author?
This is a really hard one too, but it’s a toss up between Holly Black, Leigh Bardugo, and Laini Taylor.

13. Buying books or borrowing books?
I always buy! But if I had reader friends that lived close, I would totally borrow, too!

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?
Bookmarks! (I legit use my free Books of Wonder bookmarks 99% of the time!)

16. A book you can always reread?
Harry Potter! Any, but if I had to pick, I’d pick The Goblet of Fire.

17. Can you read while hearing music?
Sometimes, but I never do because I honestly have a Twitch stream going in the background of my home 24/7!

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)
I honestly don’t think I have a preference, but I’m so used to multiple POVs, so I’ll go with that!

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
I’d say that I normally read a book over multiple days, but sometimes I do read a book in one sitting, especially if it is a New Adult Romance!

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?
The Raven Boys, and God blessed me with that choice.

Who do you tag?
💕 The Orangutan Librarian
💘 Sophie
💖 Kayla
💕 Raven
💘 May
💖 Lilly

(And to whoever else is interested in this tag – consider yourself tagged!)

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The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

The Valentine’s Day Book Tag was originally created by CC’s Books and As Told by Tina! But the reason I decided to do it was because I saw Heather’s amazing post, while I was looking up a fun tag to do on Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re all having an amazing day! Whether it be hanging out with your friends, with your loved ones, with your significant other, or just by yourself with a good book! 💗 💓 💕 💖 💞 💘

1. Stand Alone Book you love
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

2. Dystopian Book you Love
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin

3. A book that you love but no one else talks about
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

4. Favorite Book Couple
Kvothe and Denna from The Name of the Wind by Pat Rothfuss

5. Book that other people love but you haven’t gotten around to read
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare *dodges tomatoes*

6. A book with Red on the cover
Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) by Sebastien de Castell

7. A book with Pink on the cover
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid (I haven’t even read this, but I honestly think it’s the only pink book I own!)

8. You were given a book of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/girlfriend would give them to you.
Magnus Damora from the Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes! *swoons forever*

9. You are Single on Valentine’s Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?
Honestly? Anything I’d want! Haha But, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne has a pretty swoon-worthy romance that is so cute!

10. You are in the Book Store. All of the sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love.
My luck? I probably would be looking at something cringe-worthy, I’m sure! But If I got to pick, I’d say The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole, which comes out February 20th!

11. Spread the Love Who do you tag?
💗 Kayla
💓 Avery
💕 Destiny
💖 Lilly
💞 Benni
💘 The Orangutan Librarian

(And to whoever else is interested in this tag – consider yourself tagged!)

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