Tag: Remember November Book Tag

It’s been a little while since I did a tag, but I couldn’t resist doing this Remember November tag! Thank you to Mandy & Sha for tagging me! ❤


Rules:

.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.


sadie hawkins day: first saturday

a female character who takes her fate in her own hands

Ileana in The Story That Cannot Be Told is not going to let anyone decide her life for her. She takes charge of what’s happening, finds her voice, and does her best to keep herself and those around her safe.

guy fawkes night: november 5

a plot that was stopped at the last minute

Pretty much every plot in Neverworld Wake?

saxophone day: november 6

a character with an uncommon hobby

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart! Beatrix loves drawing cadavers and actually sneaks into a hospital to see them.

world kindness day: november 13

a villain who is changed by kindness

I had to no idea who to choose for this prompt, so I asked my boyfriend. I can’t really argue with Scrooge from A Christmas Carol.

use less stuff day: november 18

a character who gives up something in their life (i.e. a dream, a possession)

In Sourdough, Lois has been working tirelessly toward a high-paying tech career. Then she gets some sourdough starter and her goals change!

start your own country day: november 22

a book with its own land / world

I wanted to go with something a little unusual, so I figured I’d go with The Backstagers! I love the fictional world backstage in these graphic novels.


Please consider yourself tagged if you think this sounds like fun! Which characters have you read about that have unusual hobbies? What’s your favorite fictional land? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Spoopy Memes Book Tag

I’ve seen this one going around a lot but wasn’t actually tagged. (I’m just over here pretending I don’t have a ton of tags I was actually tagged in to do.) Anyway, I thought this was the perfect tag to do right before Halloween, and what can I say? I love spoopy memes. 🎃


Rules:

  • If you’d like to do this tag, please link back to this post so I can see your answers!
  • Feel free to use the banner above if you’d like, and I highly suggest you copy over the memes, as they give the questions context.

Time to get spooky! What books will you be reading to celebrate this time of year?

I’m not super into spooky books, but I did just finish Doll Bones by Holly Black. It’s middle grade but it’s definitely got some creepy stuff going on!

Do you put up decorations for Halloween? If so, describe them! Even better, show them!

Well, let’s see. On my front door there’s a sparkly spooky black cat. On my balcony, there’s some light up pumpkins and a real pumpkin. And at my desk at work, I have some Halloween garland. I don’t have pictures of my house (and I’m too lazy to get out of my bed right now) but here’s a corner of my desk:

Also, I was legitimately tempted to print out that meme to hang at my desk the first time I saw it, and honestly, I still might.

What is the scariest book you’ve ever read? What made it so scary?

You know, like I said, I don’t read a lot of spooky books. But one book that stuck with me was 172 Hours on the Moon. It’s psychologically scary.

What’s the last book you read that truly shocked you, made your jaw drop, or made you chuck the book across the room?

Does wanting to chuck the book across the room in anger because the ending was so horrible and ridiculous count? If so, Neverworld Wake. (And if not, I really have no idea.) If I hadn’t been listening to an audiobook at work and if I were a violent person, that book would have gone flying.

What’s a book that’s fallen out of the spotlight that you still really like and try get people to read?

There are two! For adult romance, definitely The Hating Game. (We all know I love The Hating Game.) And for YA, definitely Starry Eyes! Both books are so great and don’t have a lot of hype anymore.

Are you dressing up this year? If so, what as? If not, what would be your costume if you were?

I’m not going to go all-out, but I might wear a cat ear headband or something.

What is your opinion on the word ‘spoopy’, and memes that follow its theme?

I think it’s great, and I love memes.


Well, Halloween is tomorrow, so I’m not going to tag anybody, but please steal this tag! And link back to me so I can see your answers! Are you dressing up for Halloween? How do you feel about memes? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

Thank you to Shyla for tagging me to do the Fall Bucket List Book Tag! ❤


The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

I just finished My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper and I would say that qualifies as a lighthearted book!

I haven’t read it (and I don’t know if I will), but Ninth House has had an insane amount of hype!

Lumberjanes! The friendship between the girls is a really big focus of the story.

Mooncakes was super cute and really heartwarming.

I would definitely eat anything from Max and Jordan’s food truck in The Music of What Happens.

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too was so cute and it made me so happy. 🙂


I’m not going to tag anybody in particular, but if you decide to do the tag, please link back to me so I can see your answers! Which books have warmed your heart recently? What are some good lighthearted books? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: I Should Have Read That

My goodness, talk about going back into the tag vault. Cait tagged me in this one way back in April and I thought I did it but I guess I didn’t! Well, there’s no time like the present, so here’s the I Should Have Read That Book Tag!


RULES:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you, and link back to their post.
  2. Link to the creator’s blog.
    This was originally created by Beth from Books Nest.
  3. Answer the questions below.
  4. Tag 10 others to take part.
  5. ENJOY!

A book that a certain friend always tells you to read

Haha, I didn’t even have to think about this one. My boyfriend is always telling me to read The Wise Man’s Fear. I bought it maybe a year or so ago at his suggestion, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. One of these days I will!

A book that has been on your TBR forever, and yet you still haven’t picked it up

Shiver is one of the first books I ever added to my TBR on Goodreads, and I still haven’t read it! I finally bought this book a couple months ago, so fingers crossed that I’ll be getting around to it soon!

A book in a series you have started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing

I read a bunch of the Throne of Glass books and then just… stopped. I don’t even know why. Next up in that series is Empire of Storms.

A classic you have always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Emma is one of the few classics that I own and one of the many books I haven’t read. I bought this book for two reasons when I was in high school: first, I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice, and second, Clueless is a great movie.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

I read a lot more than I watch things, so it took me a long time to find anything that fit this prompt! I’ll go with The Princess Bride.

A book you see all over Instagram, but haven’t picked up yet

Not so much recently, but I used to see The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo EVERYWHERE. Like, I could not log in to WordPress, open up Instagram, or go on Twitter without seeing someone talking about this book. I even bought it! But I still haven’t read it.


Considering I was tagged in this about five months ago, I’m pretty sure most people that want to do it have done it by now. But if not, please feel free to do it and link back to this post so that I can see your answers! What books are your friends always telling you to read? Which classics are on your TBR? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: No Disclaimers Book Tag

I was tagged by Sailor to do the No Disclaimers Book Tag! I’m so far behind on all my tags but I’m really trying to get caught up. Thank you so much for tagging me! ❤


Questions:

1. Which trope (or tropes) in books annoy you the most?

There are a few tropes that really annoy me.

  • Like Sailor, miscommunication is a big one. I hate it when the main conflict of a book is something that could have been solved by a three-minute conversation.
  • I’m generally not a big fan of the love triangle, unless it’s well-written enough to be believable.
  • Possibly my least favorite trope is “not like other girls,” because first of all, it’s insulting (what’s wrong with being a girl) and second of all, it’s probably the least creative description you could come up with.

2. Which writer or writers do you feel are overrated/overhyped?

I’ve said it a few times now, but Cassandra Clare.

3. What are your least favorite books you’ve read, since joining BookTube?

I’m not part of BookTube at all, but some least favorites I’ve read since blogging would be:

4. A terrible ending, that ruined an otherwise quality book?

While I didn’t read it myself, I did enjoy a dramatic reading of Wilder Girls by my boyfriend while driving across the country. The writing in the book was great, but that ending just destroyed it for me.

5. Which fictional character(s) do you wish were not killed off?

Um, spoilers. I feel like I can’t answer this one. Sorry!

6. What are some of your bookish pet peeves?

One of my least favorite things in a book is medical facts being wrong, like someone ripping an IV out of their arm and going about their business like nothing happened. I also really hate when things happen just to elicit an emotional response. I don’t mind crying while I’m reading, but I hate it when a book feels like it was specifically written to make you cry.

7. What are some books you feel should have more recognition?


I’m not going to tag anybody specifically, but if you think this looks fun, please link back to me so that I can see your answers! What are some of your bookish pet peeves? Which tropes annoy you most? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Soul-Ripping Romance

A few weeks ago, Siobhan tagged me in the Soul-Ripping Romance Tag! (Thank you!) This is one that I hadn’t seen around before and I’m really excited to do it!


Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heartstrings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

Nevernight: Mia & Tric

I am not saying anything about anything when it comes to these two, but their story got me. It really did.

The Raven Cycle: Adam & Ronan

Again, not saying anything about anything, but this was some of the best relationship development.

The Hating Game: Josh & Lucy

Well, the whole world knows that Josh and Lucy are some of my favorites. Their banter! The pining!

Alex, Approximately: Bailey & “Alex”

NO SPOILERS HERE, but if you’re into online friendships and enemies-to-lovers, you’ll probably love this book.

Love and Other Words: Elliot & Macy

This is one of the only books in recent(ish) memory to make me cry! This book includes a huge misunderstanding, a ton of heartbreak, a lot of history, and a second chance romance that blew me away.


I’m not sure who has or hasn’t done this one, so please feel free to steal it if you’d like! Have you read any of these books? Which romances have pulled at your heartstrings? Let’s talk in the comments!

Tag: Summer Sweatalong Book Tag

Thank you to Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts for tagging me in this one! It’s been a good two and a half months or so, but I finally did it! (Sorry it took so long.) At least it’s still summer. 🙂


The Rules

  1. Link back to the original creator of the book tag (thebookwormdreamer).
  2. Start off with telling us your favourite season and why it is/isn’t summer!
  3. Tag five friends to take part.
  4. Enjoy!

My favorite season: Spring

I have no opposition to summer. I think it’s great to be able to do a ton of stuff outside and I feel like the summer vibe is usually more relaxed than the rest of the year, but the heat. I like spring because it’s when everything finally thaws from winter, the snow melts, everything starts blooming, and I can open my windows and let a nice breeze in my apartment.


Don’t Stop!
a book you couldn’t stop reading

Hyperbole and a Half is a 371-page book that I read in one sitting.

You’re a Cheetah
a book you read in just one day

I think most graphic novels I’ve read would fit this prompt, so I’ll just go with one I recently finished: I love this part by Tillie Walden. Heartbreaking, but so good.

Couldn’t Let Go
a book you reread straight away

Literally none, sorry. I rarely reread, and never right away.

Calm It Down!
a book that got your heart racing

Definitely Saga. From the beginning, I had to know what would happen next.

Second Best
a sequel that you read faster than the first

Don’t get me wrong, I had no opposition to Amour Amour, but Infini was really something else. I connected with this book immediately and could hardly put it down.

Books On Fire!
a series you read straight through

I haven’t done this recently, but one series I can remember marathoning was The Hunger Games. I read it over spring break in college and barely stopped to sleep.

Midnight Madness
a book that kept you up late

My classic answer for this kind of prompt is Me Before You, which kept me up until about 2am when I had to be to work the next morning by 7:30.


I’m tagging:

Lori 🌴 Jamsu 🍹Rae 🐚 Consu 🌻Cait


Please feel free to do this tag even if I didn’t specifically tag you! (And, of course, no pressure if I did tag you and you already did it or just aren’t interested.) Which book got your heart racing? What series did you read straight through? Let’s talk in the comments!

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