Thrilling Thriller Book Tag #TagTuesday

Booktag Time! 🙂

1. What was the last thriller you bought?

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2. Show us the thriller you most recently added to your TBR?

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3. What thriller did you have high expectations for but ultimately let you down

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5. Recommend an underrated thriller

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6. Pick three thrillers from your shelves; 2 you’ve read and one you haven’t. Get your viewers to comment which one they think you haven’t read.

Guess which one I haven’t read!

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

7. People are often intimated by the thriller genre. Recommend a thriller for beginners.

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8. What is your all-time favourite thriller?

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I Dare You…Part Two #BookTag #TagTuesday

If you haven’t already seen Part One – here it is! I Dare You…Part One #BookTag #TagTuesday

Ali at HardbackHoarder did this tag. Check out her video https://youtu.be/5PF4L6UyyCU

I split it into two parts, cause 19 questions is a long blog post!

11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

I love to give books as gifts and they almost always have a special reason.

12. Which book has been with you most places?

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Bridge to Terabithia has followed me when I moved from Labrador to Newfoundland, and then Ontario.

13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Shakespeare.

14. Used or brand new?

Both!

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Nope, but bought Angels and Demons last year. Hoping to get to that one next year!

16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

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17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

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18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Kayla from Books and Lala! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmT3SYwGCZvzFLTo_18Cvnw/videos

19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?

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I’m not a big fan of Westerns so I wasn’t sure if I’d like this at all, but ended up giving it 4 stars!

Cozy Fall Booktag

Ali from Hardback Hoarder inspired me to do this tag.

⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯

1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color – choose a book that had reds/oranges/yellows on the cover

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2. Cozy Sweater – It’s finally cold enough to don warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the warm fuzzies?

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3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling & the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

A BIG book. Stormy days usually mean staying home and not doing much, which means I’d have time to have a long reading session.

4. Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

Blue from The Raven Boys.

5. Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

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6. Coat, Scarves, and Mittens – The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up – What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

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7. Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite Fall time comforts food/foods?

Soups, stews, pumpkin spice everything.

Booktag Creator: Sam’s Nonsense → https://youtu.be/Q-4nDR8jXi0

Bookish Love Tag

I completely forgot to post a Book Tag for Tag Tuesday. I’m home today catching up on cleaning and stuff, so here’s my tag for Valentine’s Day ♥ Hope your love day was filled with smiles.

⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯
1. 3 book boyfriends/girlfriends
2. 3 OTPs
3. Favorite first kiss
4. What couple had the greatest sexual tension?
On Valentine’s day, which couple would…
5. …go to a fancy restaurant
6. …have a quiet picnic/walk on the beach
7. …stay at home and watch Netflix
8. …go dancing!
9. What couple do you want to get together?
10. What couple do you HATE that everyone else LOVES?

Creator -> Novel Noise  → https://youtu.be/dtvq1LuMvb0

1. 3 book boyfriends/girlfriends

James Fraser ♥ What a man. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

August Flynn ♥ This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Aragorn ♥ LOTR by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. 3 OTPs (One True Pairing)

Cinder + Prince Kai The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Rose + Pierrot The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

Kendall + Max Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle

3. Favorite first kiss

Ron + Hermione (in the book, actor chemistry didn’t work for this in the movie)

4. What couple had the greatest sexual tension?

Claire + James Outlander (ooooo, soooo goooood)

On Valentine’s day, which couple would…
5. …go to a fancy restaurant

Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On Valentine’s day, which couple would…
6. …have a quiet picnic/walk on the beach

Scarlet + Wolf, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

On Valentine’s day, which couple would…
7. …stay at home and watch Netflix

Hazel + Augustus, The Fault in our Stars by John Green

On Valentine’s day, which couple would…
8. …go dancing!

Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

9. What couple do you want to get together?

Ronan and Adam, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (I haven’t read the whole series yet)

10. What couple do you HATE that everyone else LOVES?

Four and Tris, Divergent by Veronica Roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riverdale Book Tag

Check out the Riverdale Book Tag Creator: https://youtu.be/lavII4Kzlnc

Here are all of the question:

1. Archie – A book with great side characters

2. Jughead – A character from a broken home

3. Veronica – A character who very easily could have been one dimensional

4. Betty – A great sibling relationship

5. Cheryl – A character who acts tough, but is secretly an emotional wreck

6. Josie And The Pussycats – A strong marginalized female who is more than just their stereotype

7. Polly – A character who gets locked up (can be physically, emotionally, mentally etc)

8. Kevin – A character who is lgbtqia+

9. Jason – A characters death that broke your heart OR a character death that made you cheer ‘finally!’

10. Riverdale – A world building win

11. Wild Card – I choose Pop’s Diner – A book featuring food 🙂

1. Archie – A book with great side characters…The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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2. Jughead – A character from a broken home…The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

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3. Veronica – A character who very easily could have been one dimensional…The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

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4. Betty – A great sibling relationship…Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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5. Cheryl – A character who acts tough, but is secretly an emotional wreck…Things to do when it’s Raining by Marissa Stapley

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6. Josie And The Pussycats – A strong marginalized female who is more than just their stereotype…Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens

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7. Polly – A character who gets locked up …The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

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The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

8. Kevin – A character who is lgbtqia+…Take me With You by Andrea Gibson

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9. Jason – A characters death that broke your heart …The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

10. Riverdale – A world building win…The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

11. Pop’s Diner – A book featuring food…Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon

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Remnant Population, May 1996 Hardcover Edition (Goodreads photo)

 

If you do this tag, please link it in the comments 🙂

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Totally Should’ve Book Tag

I found this tag on Youtube, check out the Creator –> emmabooks

I have a lot of fun doing these, hope you enjoy! I’d love to hear your answers, so if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged 🙂

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Questions:

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

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Title: The Birth House

Author: Ami McKay

Published: 2007 by Vintage Canada

408 pages

Canadian Historical Fiction

The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies. During the turbulent years of World War I, Dora becomes the midwife’s apprentice. Together, they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives.

When Gilbert Thomas, a brash medical doctor, comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, painless childbirth, some of the women begin to question Miss Babineau’s methods – and after Miss Babineau’s death, Dora is left to carry on alone. In the face of fierce opposition, she must summon all of her strength to protect the birthing traditions and wisdom that have been passed down to her.

Filled with details that are as compelling as they are surprising-childbirth in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the prescribing of vibratory treatments to cure hysteria and a mysterious elixir called Beaver Brew- The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to maintain control over their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.”

2. Totally should’ve had a spin-off series

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Title: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

Author: Tiffany Baker

Published: 2009 by Grand Central Publishing

341 pages

Adult, Contemporary, Historical Fiction

A multi-generational tale with many dark aspects and a touch of witchcraft, The Little Giant of Aberdeen County is the story of Truly – a girl grown massive due to a pituitary problem. Reviled and brought up in poverty, Truly finds her calling and a future that none expected.

When Truly Plaice’s mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record-breakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother’s death in childbirth and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated–Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.

Serena Jane’s beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the pillars of the community, the earliest Robert Morgan married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson, and the location of her fabled shadow book–containing mysterious secrets for healing and darker powers–has been the subject of town gossip ever since. Bob Bob Morgan, one of Truly’s biggest tormentors, does the unthinkable to claim the prize of Serena Jane and changes the destiny of all Aberdeen from there on.

When Serena Jane flees town and a loveless marriage to Bob Bob, it is Truly who must become the woman of a house that she did not choose and mother to her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie. Truly’s brother-in-law is relentless and brutal; he criticizes her physique and the limitations of her health as a result and degrades her more than any one human could bear. It is only when Truly finds her calling–the ability to heal illness with herbs and naturopathic techniques–hidden within the folds of Robert Morgan’s family quilt, that she begins to regain control over her life and herself. Unearthed family secrets, however, will lead to the kind of betrayal that eventually break the Morgan family apart forever, but Truly’s reckoning with her own demons allows for both an uprooting of Aberdeen County, and the possibility of love in unexpected places.”

3. An author who totally should write more books

Tiffany Baker, the author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. I haven’t read her other three books yet, but I see she hasn’t published anything since 2014. I loved The Little Giant so much, I really need to read her other books ASAP.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

Hermione should’ve ended up with Harry.

5. Totally should’ve ended differently

Revival

 

 

Title: Revival

Author: Stephen King

Published: 2014 by Scribner

405 pages

Horror, Thriller

Don’t get me wrong – I did like the ending. It was jaw-dropping. However, my curiosity would love to have an alternate ending.

 

 

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

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WHY has this not happened yet!?!?!

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

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The books are too long for a movie to REALLY do the story justice. A TV show would provide the time to share this epic adventure without leaving anything out. Imagine bingeing 10 seasons of Harry Potter on Netflix. YES PLEASE!

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

Little Deaths

 

Title: Little Deaths

Author: Emma Flint

Published: 2017 by Hachette Books

311 pages

Mystery, Historical Fiction, Thriller, Crime

Inspired by a true story.

 

 

 

9. Totally should have a cover change

See question 8. Don’t like this cover at all.

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

I don’t really pay attention to cover changes. I do like the UK versions of the Harry Potter book series than the American (or any other version).

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, or The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Not because I don’t like them. I have read most of the books in both series, but didn’t finish. It’s been so long since I’ve read them that I feel the need to go back and start at the beginning…but it’s a huge commitment! I just wish they weren’t so long 😦

Don’t forget to put your answers in the comments, or link your blog/channel!

Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Another book tag for tag tuesday 🙂

Share your answers in the comments, I’d love to hear em!

Creator –> ReadLikeWildfire

 

Questions:

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels.

The Friday Night Knitting Club

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view.

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Little Deaths by Emma Flint – didn’t need the reporters perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series.

Thought about this for a couple of hours, but can’t think of an example.

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle.

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5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series.

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It’s been a long time since I read The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan (over 15 years), but I absolutely remember how disappointed I felt.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger.

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A Stranger in the House by Shair Lapena…I won’t discuss the cliffhanger for spoilery reasons, but man…it wasn’t necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view.

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Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

 

 

 

 

 

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference. (Eg, For example: Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

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J.K. Rowling? Say nothing more! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time.

Colin Firth Sorry…

 

54321 Tag!

54321 TAG!
For this tag you’ll have to name 5 books you gave a 5 star rating for, 4 books with 4 stars, 3 books for 3 stars, 2 books for 2 stars, 1 book for 1 star.

Original Creator: Reading Whilst Vlogging

5 Books I Gave 5 Stars

4 Books I Gave 4 Stars

3 Books I Gave 3 Stars

2 Books I Gave 2 Stars

1 Book I Gave 1 Star

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New Years Resolutions Book Tag

On Monday I made a resolution that I would post a Book Tag every Tuesday this year, and I’ve already failed! BAHAHAHA! So…here’s my Tag Tuesday a day late 😉 What a way to kick off 2018!

1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).

herman melvilleHerman Melville

I plan to read Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick this year.

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville’s fall from favor with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1624.Herman_Melville

2. A book you’d like to read.

blue lily, lily blue.jpgBlue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. A classic you’d like to read.

pride and prejudicePride and Prejudice

4. A book you’d like to re-read.

wizard's first ruleWizard’s First Rule (Sword of Truth #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.

revelations book 1Revelations – Book I: The Chronicles of the Fallen and the Divine

 

 

 

 

 

6. A big book you’d like to read.

wizard and glass.jpgWizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.

leigh bardugo.jpgLeigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the Six of Crows Duology and the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, as well as the upcoming Wonder Woman: Warbringer (Aug 2017) and The Language of Thorns (Sept 2017).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.” https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4575289.Leigh_Bardugo

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.

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By Stephen King and Owen King

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. A series you want to read (start and finish)

I have 14 series that I have already started and need to finish this year, so I’m going to try REALLY hard NOT to start ANY NEW ONES! LOL

10. A series you want to finish (that you’ve already started)

Like I just mentioned, I have 14 series that I have started and want to finish – which I doubt will happen all this year LOL

  1. Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  2. Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman
  3. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  7. Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
  8. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  9. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  10. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
  11. Monsters of Verity by Victoria Schwab
  12. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
  13. Two Hearts (The Last Unicorn 1.5) by Peter S. Beagle
  14. Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind

11. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2018?

My goal is to read 75 books in 2018.

12. Any other reading goals?

I want to read at least 24,000 pages this year and try an audio book.

Books Under The Tree Tag

⋯ QUESTIONS ⋯

1. What book would you like to find under the tree this year?

Sleeping Beauties

 

I’ve been wanting this book for a couple of months, and lucky me – my Dad and Stepmom sent it as a Christmas present! Can’t WAIT to read this 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What is the best book you have ever received for Christmas?

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I received Little Women as a gift when I was a young teen and absolutely loved this book. It’s one of the very few books I have read more than once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. What book gives you all the Christmas feels?

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For some reason I love reading Harry Potter books around Christmas time.

 

 

 

 

 

4. What book do you plan on reading to put you in the Christmas spirit this year?

Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix

 

 

Currently reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. What book have you read this year that you would like to throw out with the Christmas tree after the holidays?

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Remnant Population, May 1996 Hardcover Edition (Goodreads photo)

 

 

 

I wish I didn’t waste my time reading this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What is a book from this year that you would like to place under a friend’s tree?

7. Challenge: Create a stack of books in which the spines alternate green and red! Share the titles.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – red

Tommyknockers by Stephen King – green

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – red

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan – green

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman – red

The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud

 

8. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. Who do you tag?

Anyone who wants to do this tag! Be sure to link to yours in the comments 🙂

Happy Christmas!