Halloween Creatures Book Tag 2.0

I was tagged by Camillea @ Camillea Reads! But I do think someone else tagged me, but I can’t find it! If you did, let me know, and I’ll add your link, too! 🧡🍂

Rules:
• Answer all prompts.
• Answer honestly.
• Tag 1-13 people.
• Link back to this post.
• Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
• Have fun!


Witch
A Magical Character or Book.

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


Werewolf
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter


Frankenstein
A Book that Truly Shocked You.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) by Seth Dickinson


The Devil
A Dark, Evil Character.

99% of all men in The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison


Grim Reaper
A Character that Should Never Have Died.


Zombie
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.

The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2) by Patrick Rothfuss


Gargoyle
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.

Grayson from Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand


Vampire
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.

Worst book slump ever after The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black


Ghost
A Book that Still Haunts You.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt


Demon
A Book that Really Scared You.

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant


Skeleton
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.

90% of the characters in The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware


Mummy
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers


Creepy Doll
A Cover too Scary to Look At.

The Vivisector by Patrick White


The Monster Mash
It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
Tag Your Friends!

Lilly @ Lair of Dreams | theorangutanlibrarian | Katie @ Never Not Reading | Kerry @  The Reading Anomaly | Brittany @ Brittany & Her Bookshelf | Carolina @ fictionologyst | Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books | Erin @ Pages of Milk and Honey | Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall | Michaela @ journeyintobooks | Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills | Jen @ Pinot and PagesKaleena @ Reader Voracious | Caidyn and Chantel @ bwreviewsblogShai @ Cade Under BooksRachel @ Typed TruthsSapphire @ Simply Sapphire Song | Emma @ Emma ReadsRaven @ Dreamy Addictions | May @ Forever and Everly | Ju @ Paper BlotsElise @ The Bookish ActressEm @ Runway with Dream Theieves | Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams | Solly @ The Bookish King


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HP Spells Book Tag

Hey, friends! I saw my amazing friend Spence do this tag on Common Spence for the #Potterpalooza last month! And… I couldn’t resist doing it! Also, seriously, they are such an amazing booktuber, you all should check out their channel, because I promise you that it will brighten your day! 🧡


➽ 1. ACCIO
An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now.
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo


➽ 2. ALOHOMORA
Favorite series starter.
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


➽ 3. CHEERING CHARM
A book that gave you all the warm Fuzzies.
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill


➽ 4. AGUAMENTI
A Book that made you ugly cry.
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher


➽ 5. EXPECTO PATRONUM
Bookish Hero or Heroine you want around to protect you in Real Life.
Everyone in Book of the Ancestor by Mark Lawrence


➽ 6. LUMOS
A book you Intentionally spoiled for yourself.
None! Never! That’s… the worst.


➽ 7. IMPERIO
A book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much.
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman


➽ 8. ENGORGIO
A book or series you wish never ended.
Traitor’s Blade (Greatcoats, #1) by Sebastien de Castell 


➽ 9. WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA
A book with an uplifting ending or message.
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan


➽ 10. OBLIVIATE
A book you wish you could forget you ever read.
A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet


➽ 11. ANAPNEO
An author whose books always get you out of a slump.
Elle Kennedy


➽ 12. JELLY-LEGS JINX
A swoon-worthy Hero or Heroine.
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black


➽ 13. ARESTO MOMENTUM
A book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it.
Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa


➽ 14. CRUCIO
A book that was painful to read.
Night Film by Marisha Pessl


➽ 15. RICTUSEMPRA
A book that had you laughing out loud.
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend


➽ 16. EXPELLIARMUS
A book that made you want to send it Flying.
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare


➽ 17. PORTUS
A bookish world you wish you could visit.
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss


➽ 18. STUPEFY
A book with a shocking twist or ending
The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) by Seth Dickinson


➽ 19. AVADA KEDAVRA
A character death that destroyed you.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


➽ 20. FINITE INCANTATEM
Best series conclusion.
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin


Okay, friends! That’s the tag! I hope you all enjoyed! And if you’re interested in doing this tag too, consider yourself tagged! Happy Reading, loves! 🍂🎃👻

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The Beauty and the Beast Tag

I was tagged by the amazing Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills to do this amazing tag, which I believe was originally created by BooksAndJams! 🌹💛


➽ BELLE: A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT’S JUST AS BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE TOO:
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden


➽ GASTON: A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU DON’T:
Night Film by Marisha Pessl


➽ LEFOU: A LOYAL SIDEKICK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE MORE THAN THEIR COUNTERPART:
I mean, they are both main characters, but I still feel like Inej is the “sidekick” to Kaz, and as much as I love Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa has my whole entire heart!


➽ MRS. POTTS, CHIP, LUMIERE, AND COGSWORTH: A BOOK THAT HELPED YOU THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME OR TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING VALUABLE:
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher


➽ SOMETHING THERE: A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WEREN’T INTO AT FIRST BUT PICKED UP TOWARDS THE END:
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White


➽ BE OUR GUEST: A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE OVER FOR DINNER:
Mairwen Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton



Okay, friends! That’s the tag, which ended up being hella short, but that’s okay! I hope you all enjoyed! And if you are interested in doing this one, please consider yourself tagged! Happy reading, my loves! 💖

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A-Z BOOKISH SURVEY

I was tagged by the amazing Michaela @ Journey into Books to do this amazing tag, which I believe was originally created by Jamie @ Perpetual Page Turner! ❤


Author you’ve read the most books from:
This post shows my shame of it being James Patterson!


Best Sequel Ever:
The Wicked King by Holly Black!


Currently Reading:
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner!


Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water, coffee, or tea!


E-reader or Physical Book?
Honestly? Either. I guess I’d prefer physical a little more because they are easier on my eyes, but I always read ebooks ten times faster.


Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School:
Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy.


Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker! (Probably my favorite romance of 2018!)


Hidden Gem Book:
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher!


Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I suppose I have to go with the time I read Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater, because it was the very first book I ever reviewed back in 2009 on Goodreads!


Just Finished:
The Antidote by Shelley Sackier with Candace! 💕


Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I mean, obviously I don’t want to read anything racist or homophobic, but if we are talking just about genre? I mean, I’ll honestly try most anything. But I really don’t like western feeling things/anything with *cowboy* love interests! (Did I really just type that?) 🤠


Longest Book You’ve Read:
Goodreads says it is Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson, coming in at 1243 pages!


Major book hangover because of:
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor


Number of Bookcases You Own:
Five. But I need…. so many more. Lord, help me.


One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Harry Potter series, always and forever. ❤


Preferred Place to Read:
I’m not sure if this is my preferred place, but I feel like I read 80% of the time in my bed.


Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I’m such a quote reader! But my favorite quote of 2018 has been from The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan:

“If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he’d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he’d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.”


Reading Regret:
A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet, forever and always.


Series You Started and Need to Finish (all books are out in series):
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan! *dodges tomatoes*


Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire


Unapologetic Fangirl For:
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss! (I’ll honestly wait forever for book three, with a smile on my face!)


Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others:
The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden!


Worst Bookish Habit:
Not rereading enough. I have so many books, that have completely changed my life, that I’ve only read once. I wish I would make more time to reread favorites. Maybe in 2019?


X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry! Which, holy moly, I really need to read!


Your latest book purchase:
I actually did a virtual book signing for Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand from Good Choice Reading the other night! 💕


ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Chase (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy, without question!



Okay, my loves! That’s the tag and (hopefully) all 26 questions/letters! If you would like to do this – consider yourself tagged! And I hope you’re all having the happiest of reading, friends! 💖

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The Book Cake Tag | 2018

I was tagged by the amazing Nia @ Shades of Paper! And I tried to find the original tag, and I think it’s from the amazing Jen @ Jen Campbell! And I figured it would be the perfect time to do this tag, because my birthday is next Monday, the 27th!

I mean, is it really a birthday cake tag without a picture of me with a cake?


Self-raising flour: a book that started slow then picked up

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. Dark fairy tale, Russian folklore, winter setting, village surrounded by woods, fae like creatures, lyrical writing, and hella feminist. Sometimes I think this book was written completely for me.


Butter: a book with a really rich, intense plot

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid has the best plot, ever. It is so rich, and so intense, that you won’t be able to put it down. This is the most addicting book ever, and even though I was crying so hard, and borderline hyperventilating, I couldn’t stop turning the pages.


Eggs: a book you had reservations about but actually really enjoyed

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman was a book I was so scared to read, because it is so beloved and has so much hype surrounding it! But dear reader, it is worth every single ounce of that love and that hype. Perfection.


Sugar: a sweet book

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. I am not sure I’ve ever been so happy, and had such a lame grin on my face, while reading any other book. This was heartwarming, beautiful, and a treat to read.


Icing: a book that included all the things you enjoy in a book

Circe by Madeline Miller is the book of my heart. This book is about healing and doing what it takes to come into your own. This book is about love; the love between lovers, the love of a mother, and the love you must find in yourself. This book proves why family of choice will always be greater than family of origin. This book is about magic, and how we can find it in ourselves if we look hard enough. This is a book about becoming the witch you’ve always buried deep inside you.


Sprinkles: a book or series that you return to for a pick-me-up when you’re feeling down

Harry Potter. Always and forever. It will always feel like coming home.


Cherry on top: your favourite book of the year

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton is still, easily, my favorite book of 2018. I still can’t believe such a perfect book exists, and a standalone no less! I can’t wait for September 18th to roll around, just so you can all fall so very in love with this  spooky book, with a dark fairy-tale vibe, that heavily talks about society’s gender expectations, while being a love letter to gender fluidity, and with the most heartwarming polyamorous relationship!


Okay, my loves! I hope you enjoyed this tag! I honestly am the type of person that’s like “August is my entire birthday!” So, here we are! Also, I only picked books that are absolute masterpieces, because my birthday celebration deserves nothing less than only five star reads! But I hope you are all having an amazing August, and thank you for making every day feel like my birthday in the book community!  ❤️

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WHO AM I? BOOK TAG | The Great American Read by PBS

This Book Tag was started by PBS Digital Studios in conjunction with The Great American Read. Submit your vote for America’s favorite novel here (Voting is U.S. Only): Vote here!


If your life were a book genre, what would it be?
I mean, as much as I want to say fantasy, you know I’d be a boring contemporary! But like, I could totally make it a romance, depending the night!


What villain from a book do you identify with the most?
This is such a hard question, but I guess I’ll go with The Darkling from The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, because 1.) I’m a very passionate person, like him! 2.) I always stand up for what I believe is right, like him! 3.) I like to make girls swoon, like him!


What protagonist are you most similar to?
I’d have to say a mix of Senna from Tarryn Fisher’s Mud Vein, Leigh from Emily XR Pan The Astonishing Color of After, and Holo from Isuna Hasekura’s Spice and Wolf!


Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?
Gosh, I feel like this is such a hard question, because I connect so much with my past. But I guess I’ll say the Goosebumps books by RL Stine, just because I was so obsessed with them when I was a little kid, but I never even read anything remotely scary now as an adult.


What recent book read would you love to be a character in?
I’m going to go with Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, because I would love to live in the hidden away, winter mountain kingdom, ruled by the Staryk King! I would say Holly Black’s fae lands, but (let’s be real) I probably wouldn’t last a minute! So, snowy elves it is!


How do your reading habits show off your personality?
I suppose I will say that my reading habits really showcase how dedicated I am. I rarely DNF a book, and I rarely will give up on anything in life. I know that’s not the healthiest of ways to live (in books and in real life) but it’s something that I think really mirrors each other. Also, something I need to continue to work on!


What book taught you something about yourself?
I feel like I used this every single time, but it’s the damn truth: Black Iris by Elliot Wake, because it was the book that made me realize that I was pansexual, and it completely changed my life! 💖💛💙


And if this looks like a tag you’d like to do: consider yourself tagged! Also, here is some more information about this tag and why it was created! I completely encourage you all to go vote! My biased self has been voting for Harry Potter every day! Happy reading, friends!


PHASE ONE
Beginning currently through October 18, 2018 at midnight PT, there are two methods of voting, which include:
• By using the voting app on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
• By posting an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also download a PDF of the hashtag list here.
You can place one vote for each book every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books!


PHASE TWO
When the full series of The Great American Read launches on September 11, 2018, we’ll launch two extra ways to vote for your favorite book, alongside the existing online and hashtag voting:
• By calling a Toll-Free phone number for each book. We’ll add the phone numbers for each book to the READ THE LIST section when Toll-Free voting goes live on September 11, 2018.
• By sending an SMS with a unique code for your favorite book. We’ll add the SMS number and unique codes for each book to the site when SMS voting goes live on September 11, 2018.
All voting methods will close on October 18, 2018 at midnight PT. We’ll reveal the results and announce The Great American Read winner in the Grand Finale show.


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Book Blogger Test Tag

THE RULES:
1) Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog. (Thank you, I love you, Taylor!)
2) Answer the questions asked on this post — don’t stress it’s quick!
3) Nominate and notify some peeps. 5 preferred.


1) WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BOOK PET PEEVES?

  • Pointless and unbelievable miscommunication.
  • When writers give AIs and robots genders
  • Once a character is killed, they should stay dead. Ghost forms are okay.

2) NAME A PERFECT READING SPOT.

Winter night, fireplace blazing, pouring rain outside, cup of coffee steaming, and me, cuddled up with a blanket.


3) GIVE 3 READING CONFESSIONS.

  • Sometimes (as long as it’s not a REALLY anticipated read) I will read the last page or paragraph of a book. I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHY! And I know this really bothers a lot of people, but I sometimes do it.
  • I’ve totally read graphic novels at bookstores, taken notes, and went home and reviewed them.
  • I don’t mind it when characters “let out a breath they didn’t know they were holding!”

4) WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED DURING A BOOK?

I’m a crying at, like, everything, so probably last night. For real.


5) NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

Three: Strange Grace by Tessa GrattonBatman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu, and A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole!


6) FAVORITE READING SNACK?

Does tea and coffee count? For sure tea and coffee!


7) WHAT ARE 3 BOOKS YOU’D RECOMMEND TO ANYONE?


8) PROVIDE A PICTURE OF YOUR BOOKSHELF.

I’m so sorry, friends. I have books… everywhere! And five overflowing bookshelves! I promise, once I have my library, you’ll get an entire blog post!


9) HOW MUCH DO BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN 3 WORDS?

Whole. Fucking. Lot.


AND THE NOMINEES ARE:
❤ Lilly
🧡 Amy
💛 Lacy
💚 Dani
💙 Kelly
💜 Shai


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