Monday, January 1, 2024

Disney Princess Book Tag [UPDATING]

 Disney Princess Book Tag

I just happened to see this tag, and I thought it looked lovely, so I decided to go ahead and do it - like I do with many tags that I see and find interesting. I do want to say, I adjusted the tag a little by adding on one more Princess: Moana. I saw this tag at the following link: 

1. Snow White: Favorite Classic

2. Cinderella: Book You Kept Reading Past Midnight

3. Aurora: Favorite Classic Romance

4. Ariel: Book About Making Sacrifices and Fighting For Your Dreams

5. Belle: Book with a Smart, Independent Main Female Character

6. Jasmine: Book with a Character Who Has Challenged the Norms of Their World

7. Pocahontas: Book Whose Ending was a Roller Coaster of Emotions

8. Mulan: Book with a Kickbutt Female Character

9. Rapunzel: Book that Features an Artist

10. Merida: Book with a Mother-Daughter Relationship

11. Anna and Elsa: Book with a Great Relationship Between Siblings

12. Tiana: Character Who Puts Their Dreams Above Romance

13. Moana: Book with a Character Who Steps Out into an Adventure

Who is your favorite princess and why?

Top Ten Tuesday: Adaptations that I Still Need to Read the Book For [UPDATING]

 Last week, I did a Top Ten Tuesday for the books I need to read before watching the adaptation for. This week I'm going to focus on the books I need to read when I've already seen the adaptation.

Five Feet Apart

Out Chemical Hearts (?)

When Dimple Met Rishi


One & Only Ivan

P.S. I Love You

All the Bright Places

Little Women

Crazy Rich Asians

Tiny Pretty Things

Summer Scaries Book Tag [UPDATING]

This tag was created by Penguin Teen, and Emma over at emmabooks on youtube did the tag which is where I discovered it.

1. Specter: A book still haunts you after reading it. 2. Don't split up: A book would you want to read around a campfire with friends. 3. Ghost: A book would you like to ghost. 4. Frankenstein: A book that mixes genres well. 5. Murder: A book with a twist you didn't see coming. 6. Zombie: A book or series you would like to revive from the BookTube graveyard. 7. Witch: A horror book with a strong female protagonist. 8. Mind Control: A spooky book you would recommend to everyone.

Birthstone Tag [NEED TO COMPLETE]

I discovered this at Spines and Covers. This tag was originally created by Jay G. If you want to do this tag then feel free to do it.
January (GARNET): Associate with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of
February (AMETHYST): Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities... You can base this off of characters of choice or the King of all books
March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower

April (Diamond): A diamond in the rough – Name a book that you loved but is not well known
May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well
June (Pearl): Associated with loyalty  Name a character who is loyal to the end

July (RUBY): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

August (Peridot): Pale green (it pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character
Spam from To Catch a Killer and To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough
September (SAPPHIRE): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming effect on you

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
October (Opal): Iridescent – Name an iridescent book. This can be a book with a beautiful cover (shiny? lots of color?) or you can base it off of a character (quirky? colorful?)

Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
November (TOPAZ): Associated with resilience – Name a book with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity
December (Blue Zircon): Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be apart of

Christmas Song Book Tag [NEED TO COMPLETE]

The Christmas Song Book Tag is perfect for Christmas, I couldn’t help but participate in it, even though I wasn't tagged. This tag was created by Hailey in Bookland so you guys should go check out her video. Everyone who wants to do this is tagged by me.
1. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”
Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

2. “All I Want for Christmas is You”
Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

3. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? 
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list? 

5. “Frosty the Snowman”
Which book just melts your heart?

6. “Feliz Navidad”
Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, which takes place in Nova Scotia, Canada.

7. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Which holiday-themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

8. “Sleigh Ride”
Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

9. “Baby it’s Cold Outside”
Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (I would also go with Ronit & Jamil).

10. “Do you hear what I hear”
Which book do you think everyone should read?

Friday, December 1, 2023

12 Books of Christmas

 Christmas is a time of joy and what better way to experience that joy than to do something I love: reading. So me and a friend decided to do a reading challenge of reading 12 books before Christmas. She went a monster romance route, while I stuck with contemporary "Hallmark" and historical romance because I am currently on a historical romance kick and I always want to challenge myself to read more contemporary because it is my least favorite genre.

So without further ado, in no particular order of being completed here are my 12 Books of Christmas that I have planned to read:

1. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

2. Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

3. Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

4. Mistletoe Motive by Chloe Liese

5. Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo

6. Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

7. Nick and Noel's Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall

8. Christmas Cupid by Ilsa Madden-Mills

9. So, This is Christmas by Tracy Andreen

10. How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Various Authors

11. Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

12. Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Various Authors

List subject to change due to availability of books because most will be borrowed from the library through the Libby app. Some are through Kindle Unlimited.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Anti-TBR Tag


 1. A popular book everyone loves that you have no interest in reading

Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I'm not huge into fae stories, and I just have no desire to read this book for no real reason other than it just doesn't sound that exciting. 

2. A classic book (or author) that you don't have any interest in reading

Great Gatsby. Wuthering Heights. Jane Eyre. Great Expectations. There's probably a lot more that I could add to this list because I just don't really have a desire to read Classics.

3. An author whose books you have no interest in reading

Cassandra Clare. I don't really get the hype. I've tried picking up her books and it's always something I put down really quickly. Maybe some day I will try again, but as of right now - she's one author I will be avoiding.

4. A problematic author whose books you have no interest in reading

Going back to classics because I feel like a good chunk of classical authors are problematic.

5. An author you have read a couple of books from and have decided their books are not for you

Hailey Abbott. I've read two of her books and I gave them both 3 stars, so I think she's one author that I am going to not pick up another book. I feel like I don't have that issue anymore - I tend to either only read one book of an author and then never again if I didn't like or I just tend to pick up books that I will continue to read more by that author.

6. A genre you are not interested in or you have tried and couldn't get into

Magical Realism. I have attempted to enjoy Magical Realism but even for books that I kind of enjoyed, I've never given a book with Magical Realism more than like a 3 star rating. I just kind of try to avoid this genre as much as possible.

7. A book you have bought but will never read

Possibly Priory of the Orange Tree as much as I don't want that to be the case. But everytime I go to pick it up, I just end up deciding not to.

8. A series you have no interest in reading or a series you have started and DNFed

House of Night. Blue Bloods. Wicked Lovely. Maximum Ride. Divergent. Intertwined. There are so many series on this list that I will not be continuing.

9. A new release you have no interest in reading

Stolen Heir by Holly Black. She's an author that can probably join Cassandra Claire as an author that I have no desire to pick up a book by.