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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Tag: Anything But Books

I was tagged by Consu to do the Anything But Books tag! I don’t get a lot of chances to talk about things I love other than reading on my blog anymore, so this sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun!

Name A Cartoon Character That You Love

Tina from Bob’s Burgers.

What Is Your Favourite Song Right Now

Not sure how I’m supposed to choose one single favorite song, but I’m feeling a resurgence of my love for Strange Desire by Bleachers, and especially the song “Wake Me.”

What Could You Do For Hours
(That Isn’t Reading)

Play with cats, pet cats, talk about cats… basically anything dealing with cats.

What Is Something You Love To Do That Your Followers Would Be Surprised By

I don’t know if there’s really anything that my followers would be surprised to hear that I enjoy, but maybe going to comic book stores? This is a new thing for me and I’ve found that I really enjoy it!

What Is Your Favourite Unnecessarily Specific Thing to Learn About

I love reading about linguistics, especially modern linguistics. I love hearing about how language is evolving and how things like emojis and acronyms find their way into our everyday lives. Modern linguistic trends are really interesting to me, too, like vocal fry (the creaky voice that’s stereotypically used by bored teenage girls at the end of a sentence).

What Is Something Unusual You Know How to Do

People that don’t work in medical coding might think it’s unusual that I have pretty much every dermatology-specific procedure code memorized, along with what documentation is necessary to bill for it.

Name Something You’ve Made in The Last Year (And Show Us If You Can)

I have made a lot of things in the last year, but one that I was happiest with is these chocolate-dipped cheesecake bars that my boyfriend and I made back in February. (Also pictured are chocolate chip cookie lava cakes.)

What Is Your Most Recent Personal Project

Hmm, probably decorating my apartment. I’ll share pictures once it’s done (provided it looks how I’m imagining) but it’s going to be based around one of my favorite series.

Tell Us Something You Think About Often (Maybe While Staring Out of Windows)

Without being too dramatic… the indeterminate future where I’m working at a job I actually enjoy and living in New York.

Give Us Something That’s Your Favourite, But Make It Something Oddly Specific

Sunday excursions with my boyfriend. We go out for lunch, usually go in a few shops downtown, look around the library for a while, sometimes get ice cream, and really just go wherever and do whatever we feel like. It’s such a nice and relaxing way to spend a Sunday while still having a lot of fun.

Say The First Thing That Pops Into Your Head

I’m tired.

I’m not tagging anyone specifically to do this, but please link back to me if you do your own post! What’s your favorite oddly specific thing? What’s your favorite song right now? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: Who Am I Book Tag

Appromxately a month or so ago, Siobhan tagged me for this Who Am I? Book Tag! Sorry it took me so long to get to this one!

If you were a book genre, what would it be?

I’d probably be a YA contemporary, even though I’m in my late 20s now. I feel like my life, especially recently, is very much like the contemporary romances that I love. Just last weekend, I had a romantic Ferris wheel ride on Friday and then went to dinner and a Broadway play on Saturday.

What villain from a book do you identify with the most?

Holland from V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy!

What protagonist are you most similar to?

Probably Bailey from Alex, Approximately. Bailey is a dodger who will go to any extreme to avoid confrontation or an awkward situation, and wow, same. I also live in a little bubble where I only talk to the same few people and have met my favorite person through the internet.

Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?

I was really into the Twilight series when I was in high school (who wasn’t, really) and I felt like I really related to the characters. Now, looking back, I would take so many issues with that series if I re-read it.

What recent book read would you love to be a character in?

Maybe Lost at Sea? It’s not the happiest book, but I would not mind having the friend group from this book.

How do your reading habits show off in your personality?

Like Siobhan (and Kay before her), I pretty rarely DNF and am also pretty stubborn about things. I also love reading romances and that probably shows in the fact that I love spending time with my boyfriend.

What book taught you something about yourself?

It took a while to realize it, but looking back, The Lover’s Dictionary really helped me realize a lot of things about myself and the situation I was in at the time I read it.

I’m not going to tag anybody, but please feel free to do this tag (and link back to me so I can see your answers!) if it looks like fun to you! Which protagonist are you most similar to? If your life were a genre, what would it be? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Ultimate 2019 TBR: Mid-year check in!

It’s been six months since I shared my Ultimate 2019 TBR (100 books), so it’s time to do the first check-in. I don’t think I’ve done the best job at sticking to this TBR, but I didn’t do quite as terribly as I thought I would.

ALREADY OWNED: READ 7/60 (yikes)

Well, I do openly admit that I’m pretty bad about reading things that I actually own. I hated a lot of the seven books that I read, but I did really enjoy The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Practical Magic.


I have a lot to say about this section! Let’s see…

  • I’ve removed We Contain Multitudes from my TBR since it just doesn’t sound like the kind of book I’d like
  • I have an ARC of The Last Hope that I’ll be reading soon
  • I’ve preordered both Rainbow Rowell books
  • I got On the Come Up as a Book of the Month, so hopefully I’ll get around to it soon enough
  • I’m currently reading The Music of What Happens, so I figure it counts as a book read, even though I haven’t finished it yet


The goal of this section was to check books out from the library, but it turns out that I’ve since bought more than one of these…

TOTAL: READ 16/100 (so far!)

I honestly thought that I would have read about three of the books from this list, so I’m not too disappointed to find out that I’m at least in the double digits. I checked out a few of these books from the library this week, so hopefully I’ll be crossing off a few more of these soon!

Did you make a TBR list for the year? If so, how are you doing? Have you read any of these books? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Tag: The Television Tag

I was tagged by Leslie, Jamsu, and Siobhan to do the television tag! I don’t watch a ton of TV anymore, but I’m still really excited to do this one.

Favorite shows?

I’m at least a season behind on all of these shows that are still running, but still! My favorites!

  • The Good Place
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Riverdale
  • Veronica Mars
  • New Girl
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • One Day at a Time
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Fresh Off the Boat
  • Community
  • Masterchef (& Masterchef Junior)

Favorite genre?

As you can probably tell from my list of favorite shows, I really like sitcoms.

Least favorite show?

Like Leslie and Jamsu, I have a really hard time getting into reality TV.

Most re-watched show/favorite show to binge watch?

Maybe Bob’s Burgers? The episodes never get old. Same with Community.

Do you prefer watching things week-by-week or binge-watching?

I prefer binge-watching just because I can decide how much I want to watch at a time. If I get really into a show (like One Day at a Time) I’ll just watch the whole season in one sitting. That doesn’t happen very often though.

Favorite television characters?

  • literally anybody from The Good Place
  • Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Tina from Bob’s Burgers
  • Troy and Abed from Community
  • Jughead from Riverdale
  • Jessica from Fresh Off the Boat
  • probably more but I’m kind of drawing a blank right now

Favorite television ships?

  • Betty and Jughead from Riverdale
  • Tina and Jimmy Jr. from Bob’s Burgers
  • Nick and Jess from New Girl

Show you could never get into?

Everybody I work with is obsessed with The Vampire Diaries and I just never cared about it.

Show you fell out of love with?

  • Orange is the New Black
  • Stranger Things

Cancelled too soon?

  • Freaks and Geeks! I would have loved to see what happened to the characters if it had even gotten one more season.
  • Selfie! This show was so great and I loved all of the characters and I’m so sad that it was just abruptly cancelled.
  • I also have to agree with Jamsu on Dollhouse! I loved that show!
  • Pushing Daisies! Such a great show!

Guilty pleasure show?

Just like I don’t believe in guilty pleasure books, I don’t really believe in guilty pleasure shows.

What are you currently watching?

Nothing! Sorry I’m so boring!

It seems like a lot of people have already done this tag, so I’m not going to tag anyone in particular. If you want to do it, though, please consider yourself tagged and link back to this post so I can see your answers! What’s your all-time favorite show? What’s your favorite ship? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Reading Challenge Update

Somehow February is already done. I don’t even really know how it happened since I swear it just started, but here I am again with another reading challenge update.

Monthly Motif is a reading challenge hosted by girlxoxo.

February’s theme was cover love and I read two books for this prompt:

March’s theme is royalty, kingdom, empires, governments and please feel free to recommend something for me! I’m sure I have plenty of books on my TBR that fit this theme, but I’m drawing a blank right now.

I read a total of 22 books in February, which is a lot better than I did in January. I’m currently 16 books ahead in my goal of reading 100 books this year.

Popsugar hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find out more information on their website.

Eleven of the books I read in February counted toward the Popsugar Reading Challenge. The prompts I checked off in February include:

I ended up checking off a lot more of the Popsugar prompts in February than I thought I would!

Romanceopoly is a reading challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books.

I’ll be honest — I’m not doing too well at the Romanceopoly reading challenge. I checked off two prompts in February. I’m going to have to plan this one out better in the coming months, or there’s no way I’ll ever finish!

The prompts I checked off were:

Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a reading challenge every year. You can find more information on the website.

I might not have done so great with Romanceopoly in February, but Modern Mrs. Darcy is almost done! I checked off seven prompts and only have four left.

The prompts I completed include:

Once again, I waited until the very last second to finish three books that I’ve owned for more than three months, but I did finally succeed. The books I read in February were:

How are you doing on your reading challenges? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let’s talk in the comments!

Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

  • I have actually managed to not acquire any books this week.

1 thing this week:

  • It’s been quite a week since my last update! I had a great Valentine’s weekend involving chocolate fondue and a quick trip to NYC. I found out that I’m getting the keys to my new apartment next Thursday, which is pretty much the most exciting thing ever. And now I’m sick for the first time in over two years. But that just means more reading time, I guess.

Blog hopping:

  • Siobhan discussed the latest Twitter controversy featuring ARCs.

Song of the week:

I was just sitting in my bedroom earlier this week and got a really intense urge to just listen to some old fun. songs. I think my favorite of their really old songs is The Gambler.