Reading Habits Book Tag #TagTuesday

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

At home I usually read while relaxing on the couch, or in bed.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Random piece of paper.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I like to stop at the end of a chapter, but sometimes when the kids need something or I gotta put the book down ASAP then I just stop where I am.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Very rarely eat while reading…but I do enjoy a cup of coffee sometimes. Usually I just drink good ol’ H2O.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I have a hard time concentrating on what I’m reading if there is music on. I often read while my hubby is watching something on TV that I’m not interested in watching.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

99.9% of the time I read one book at a time.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! That’s how I am able to read more this year – by taking a book with me almost everywhere I go.

8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

The only time I read out loud is when I’m reading to my kids. Does anyone read out loud to themselves?

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I RARELY skip pages, and I never read head. I like to be surprised 🙂

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Keeping it like new.

11. Do you write in your books?

Nope. I do keep a notebook nearby so I can take notes though (for book reviews).

12. Who do you tag?

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag! 😀

Original TAG → http://goo.gl/VN4b6f

Questions ↓↓↓

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
6. One book at a time or several at once?
7. Reading at home or everywhere?
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
11. Do you write in your books?
12. Who do you tag?

 

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🐺 The Peter Monn Book Tag 🐺

Peter Monn is one of my favorite “Booktubers”. You can find his videos at Peter Likes Books. He’s also the author of The Before Now and After Then, a young adult, LGBT, contemporary romance novel.

Ola Quinn created this tag using sayings Peter says in his videos.

  • If you’re reading this then You are tagged 🙂

    I’M YOUTUBE FAMOUS NOW: a book or series that deserves to be talked about way more

shooting creek

 

Shooting Creek and Other Stories

“These are stories that are as dark, gritty, and disturbing as the characters who inhabit them, yet there is a pervasive humanness which forces us to empathize. That asks us to understand why people sometimes do what they do. Perhaps that’s the reason these stories have been chosen for the Best American Mystery series, honored by The Atlantic Monthly’s Student Writing Contest, not to mention various other awards and honors. Perhaps that’s why these stories will stick with you well after the reading has commenced. Always gnawing at you, unrelenting, asking, “What would you have done in that situation? Would you have behaved any differently?””

WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS: little story time related to any of your reading experiences 

Motherhood by Lindsey Williams

 

Motherhood

I met Lindsey in a Facebook group for Fiction writers. She let me beta read her new book at the time, Motherhood. Lindsey and I have become Facebook friends and chatted now and then over the past two years. I love how she expresses her opinion about important topics, and in particular is incredibly vocal about women’s rights.
Anyhow, her book Motherhood reminds me of this one time when I was pregnant with my daughter I had a nightmare that when I gave birth to her she wasn’t a human baby. She came out as a purple alien, and tried to kill me. 👽 Ya. I have seriously crazy nightmares. One of the stories I’ve been working on which I am hoping will become a novel is about aliens as well. Check out Lindsey’s other books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/633489.Lindsey_Williams

 

I THINK NOT: a book you don’t think you will ever read

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Hate to Love You

I mean…the photo on the cover is eye-catching, I’ll admit that. But I’ll never read this. Sports & Games romance novel. UMMM. That’s a pass. If that’s your thing – this is a new release and has a pretty good rating on Goodreads.

 

 

 

THE TRUTH OF THE NATURE: an overhyped book

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A pic I took for Instagram challenge! Check out all the other pictures on Instagram #BTAT17

 

The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1)

Everyone was talking about this book, and I was SO EXCITED to read it. The cover is beautiful. The words on the edges of the paper – mirroring the word “edge” in the title, I mean…come on…It had all the right stuff – or so it appeared. I was terribly disappointed in this one. 😞

IN MYYY OPIIIIIINIONNN: one of your most unpopular bookish opinion

Northern Light

 

Northern Light: The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.76
I gave it one star.

 

 

HEY BOO: a very endearing book 

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Charlotte’s Web

The first chapter book that I read. I could cry tears of joy and sadness just thinking about the story right now. This book holds a very special place in my heart.

GOOD MORNING TO YOU, YOU LIVE IN A SHOE: a fictional world/town/place/household/etc you’d feel at home in

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Hogwarts. After reading four of the books, watching all of the movies at least five times each, and playing the Lego game, I feel like I know this fictional place better than any other. You’ll find me in Gryffindor house, probably organizing a study group with Hermione.

THE PUPPIES: your fav fictional pet/animal companion

DRAGON. I was going to pick unicorn, because I’m slightly obsessed with them, but unicorns are way too cool to be anyone’s pet. So I choose the second best option, dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEX: a sassy, funny, music loving character

 

 

Queenie from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONYA: your favorite fictional best friends

The Hexagon, from Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens

PETER: a quirky, wise AF, big-hearted character

Peter, I’m not comparing you to Dumbledore due to the similar hair color 😉

Dumbledore is wise, quirky, and definitely big-hearted as he made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

The Questions:

  1. I’M YOUTUBE FAMOUS NOW: a book or series that deserves to be talked about way more
  2. WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS: little storytime related to any of your reading experiences 
  3. I THINK NOT: a book you don’t think you will ever read
  4. THE TRUTH OF THE NATURE: an overhyped book 
  5. IN MYYY OPIIIIIINIONNN: one of your most unpopular bookish opinion
  6. HEY BOO: a very endearing book 
  7. GOOD MORNING TO YOU, YOU LIVE IN A SHOE: a fictional world/town/place/household/etc you’d feel at home in
  8. THE PUPPIES: your fav fictional pet/animal companion
  9. ALEX: a sassy, funny, music loving character
  10. TONYA: your favorite fictional best friend
  11. PETER: a quirky, wise AF, big-hearted character

 

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A to Z Book Tag

This is gonna be a long post, so get a cup of coffee, or tea, or wine 😉

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag – feel free to link yours in the comments.

Creator: → http://goo.gl/x7sRWQ

Author you’ve read the most books from

I have a tie for this one.

Terry Goodkind is a contemporary American writer and author of the best-selling epic fantasy series, The Sword of Truth, creator of the television show The Legend of the Seeker, and writer of the self-published epic, The First Confessor: The Legend of Magda Searus (a prequel and origin story of the first Mother Confessor). He has over 20 million copies in print and has been translated into more than 20 different languages, world-wide.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen King is my favorite author. He’s published over 50 novels, and tons of other work such as novellas, short stories, screenplays, poems, anthologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Sequel Ever

 

A Song of Ice and Fire (Book #2)

A Clash of Kings: Book Two of A Song of Ice and Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Reading

The Dream Thieves

Drink of Choice While Reading

water

coffee black

 

 

 

 

 

E-reader or Physical Book?

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Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School

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Jamie from Outlander. Big, acts tough, protective, yet on the inside sweet & loving. I have a thing for tall guys. My husband is 6’4″.

 

 

 

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance

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I cringed when this book was chosen for our book club years ago. For some reason I don’t enjoy fairy tale re-tellings, so I thought I would dislike this book, and probably wouldn’t finish it. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The Lunar Chronicles series is one of my favorite series of all time.

 

 

Hidden Gem Book

Fighting for Tara

 

Fighting for Tara by Sunanda J. Chatterjee

Fiction: Contemporary

It has 150 ratings on Goodreads, was a 5 star read for me.

Book Review: Fighting For Tara

 

 

 

Important Moment in your Reading Life

My grade six English teacher, Mr. Saville, created a reading competition of sorts. I can’t remember the exact details, but for each book we read we had to do a short book report, and the person who read the most books won something…I think? Maybe one of my friends from that class will remember and help me out with that. Anyhow – for some reason I latched onto that idea and read, if I remember correctly, 150 books that school year. I don’t have most of them marked as read on Goodreads, and wish I kept the book reports.

Just Finished

Glow

Glow by Megan E. Bryant Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

 

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read

I’m usually not a big fan of Christian, Manga, Harlequin Romance, Erotica, Military, or Western books.

Longest Book You’ve Read

Lord of Chaos

 

Lord of Chaos (Book 6 of The Wheel of Time series) written by Robert Jordan is over 1,000 pages, and according to Goodreads is the longest book I’ve read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major book hangover because of:

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult affected me in many ways that I think will stay with me for the rest of my life.

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Bookcases You Own

Two.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times

pajama time

 

My son was obsessed with this book for years, and so my husband and I have read it hundreds of times.

 

 

 

 

Preferred Place To Read

I read in lots of places. Anytime I’m waiting: Dr Office, at work on break, picking kids up, at swimming lessons, while kids play at the park, or while I’m cooking. I’m usually early for any type of gathering, so I bring a book so I can read while I wait for others to arrive. I like to read on the couch instead of watching TV sometimes. I also almost always read before I go to sleep.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

Reading Regret

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I did not finish this one. I wanted to like it SO BADLY, but unfortunately just couldn’t get into it. I gave it 1 star. One measly little star.

 

 

 

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series)

Wheel of Time

15 Books. I’ve read 7, over 15 years ago. If I was going to finish this series I would have to start at the beginning because I forget most everything that happened. Over 12,500 pages. I read about 1 page a minute for most books. Which means this series would take about 208 hours for me to read. LOL It’s probably never going to happen.

 

harrypotter

 

I know. I need to finish them. I’m on Order of the Phoenix (Book #5)

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 

LOTR

 

Although I’ve seen the entire film series at least 10 times, I’ve only read the first book.

 

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I read the first three or four books when I was younger, and am currently re-reading them so I can finish the series. So far I have re-read The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three. I have some blog posts about them:

The Gunslinger by Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

The Gunslinger Book One of #TheDarkTower by #StephenKing

The Drawing of the Three By Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower Book #2) By Stephen King #SpoilerFree #BookReview

The Raven Cycle

The Raven Boys #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater – Book Review #SpoilerFree

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books

Dress Codes for Small Towns

Gone Girl

Stephen King - On Writing

Unapologetic Fangirl For

Outlander

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others

Sleeping Beauties

Worst Bookish Habit

Sometimes I borrow a book and for some reason I take forever to read it. I’m sorry. I promise I will read it, but if you want it back, just ask 🙂

Also – when people borrow a book from me and NEVER RETURN IT – even 5 or 10 years after you’ve borrowed it – that is super annoying.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

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Your latest book purchase

wizard's first rule

 

I finally found the paperback on sale at Bookoutlet.ca SO HAPPY! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

The Raven Boys

Published 2012 by Scholastic Press (Goodreads Photo)

Questions
Author you’ve read the most books from
Best Sequel Ever
Currently Reading
Drink of Choice While Reading
E-reader or Physical Book?
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
Hidden Gem Book
Important Moment in your Reading Life
Just Finished
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
Longest Book You’ve Read
Major book hangover because of:
Number of Bookcases You Own
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Preferred Place To Read
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book
Reading Regret
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series)
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books
Unapologetic Fangirl For
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others
Worst Bookish Habit
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Your latest book purchase
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

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The Book Title Tag #TagTuesday

The Book Title Tag

Created By: Rachel Reads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_S1KGTd-w&t=43s

I used my TBR to answer these questions. Have you read any of these? Let me know which ones I should read first 🙂

1. Title that’s the story of your life

 

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

By Stephen King

Published 2015

I have had nightmares almost every night for as long as I can remember. It’s okay, don’t feel bad for me, they are a great source for stories 🙂

 

 

 

 

2. Title that describes your perfect weekend

Where the trees were

 

Where the Trees Were

By Inga Simpson

Published 2016

I couldn’t find anything suitable, but I like camping…so…ya…it’s a stretch LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Title of an adventure you’d like to go on

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Looking for Alaska

By John Green

Published 2006

I would love to take an Alaskan cruise!

 

 

 

 

 

4. Title you want to name your child

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Coraline

By Neil Gaiman

First published 2002

Coraline has been my daughter’s favorite movie since she was about four years old. This past Christmas she got the Coraline graphic novel. I’m thinking this year I shall get her the novel 🙂

 

 

 

5. Title of your ideal job

The Good Lawyer

 

The Good Lawyer

By Thomas Benigno

Published 2012

I would LOVE to be a lawyer. If I could turn back time I would have done that instead of getting my Sociology/Anthropology degree.

 

 

 

 

6. Title of a place you’d like to visit

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The Lake House

By Kate Morton

Published 2015

There’s nothing better than hanging out near a beautiful lake.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Title of your love life

The Wife.jpg

 

The Wife

By Meg Wolitzer

Published 2004

I’m a wife…so…ya…creative. LOL

 

 

 

 

 

8. Questions you ask yourself

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)

By Mindy Kaling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Title of a kingdom you want to rule OR name

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A Song of Ice and Fire series

By George R. R. Martin

I’m probably not the only person who would like to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Title you’d name your band.

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The Chrysalids

By John Wyndham

Doesn’t that sound like a great name for an alternative/rock band!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Title that’s the story of your life
2. Title that describes your perfect weekend
3. Title of an adventure you’d like to go on
4. Title you want to name your child
5. Title of your ideal job
6. Title of a place you’d like to visit
7. Title of your love life
8. Questions you ask yourself
9. Title of a kingdom you want to rule OR name
10. Title you’d name your band.

World’s Worst Book Tag #TagTuesday

Thanks to Peter Monn from Peter Likes Books for creating this tag.

1. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES WOULD YOU FORCE YOUR ENEMY TO READ?

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Instead of giving my enemy a book I didn’t like, or that I think would make them unhappy, I think I’ll give my enemy a book that might help them learn something and become a better person. If my enemy treats others badly, perhaps Thirteen Reasons Why might encourage compassion and understanding.

 

 

 

 

2. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU TRIED TO READ SEVERAL TIMES BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FINISH?

man-gone-down

 

I don’t know why I can’t seem to finish Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas. I’ve tried three times, each time I make it a bit further before I stop. I’ve heard such good things about it, so next time I just need to power through 😉

 

 

 

 

3. WHAT BOOK HAS A CLOSE FRIEND RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ENDED UP LOVING?

Lunar Chronicles

I used to hang out with some awesome ladies for book club once a month, one of them recommended Cinder. When she told me about it I didn’t think I would like it at all. Before I finished the first chapter I was hooked! I loved the entire Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer.

4. WHAT BOOK IN THE LAST YEAR TOOK YOU THE LONGEST TO READ(CUZ YOU’RE LAZY!)

wyrd sisters

 

I had a hard time getting into Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, and it took me forever to finish it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. WHAT IS THE FASTEST BOOK YOU’VE READ IN THE LAST 5 YEARS BECAUSE IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD!

 

The Fault in our Stars

 

 

I read The Fault in our Stars by John Green in one sitting. SO GOOD.

 

 

 

 

6. CLEAR YOUR MIND…WHAT ARE THE FIRST THREE BOOKS THAT IMMEDIATELY COME INTO YOUR MIND?

a game of thrones

This Savage Song

Outlander

7. LAST BOOK YOU WILL ADMIT TO SKIMMING? (CHEATER!)

shooting creek

8. WHAT AUTHOR, IF THEY SECRETLY DROPPED A BRAND NEW BOOK TOMORROW, WOULD YOU IMMEDIATELY HAVE TO BUY AND BEGIN TO READ ASAP!

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Stephen King. My favourite author for the past 24 years. #1 most followed author on Goodreads. He has 57 published novels (and another one coming soon). I want to read everything he’s ever written.

 

 

 

 

 

9. FAVORITE BOOK/TYPE OF BOOK TO READ IN BED AND BY THE POOL?

A page-turner, easy-read, with not a small amount of description, no big words that make me think too hard. Fantasy is great because it helps me escape from my worries and shut my brain off, helping me sleep better.

10. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR BEST FRIEND AND FORCE THEM TO READ BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD?!

Dress Codes for Small Towns

 

My FAVOURITE book I’ve read this year, and definitely in my top ten most favourite books I’ve ever read! I was kindly sent an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (here’s my review). This goes on sale August 22nd and I highly recommend you check it out! SO GOOOOOOD!

 

 

 

That’s it for this tag! I tag anyone who wants to answer the questions. Questions are below for easy copy/paste. I’d love to know what your answers would be! 🙂

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QUESTIONS:
1. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES WOULD YOU FORCE YOUR ENEMY TO READ?

2. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU TRIED TO READ SEVERAL TIMES BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FINISH?

3. WHAT BOOK HAS A CLOSE FRIEND RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ENDED UP LOVING?

4. WHAT BOOK IN THE LAST YEAR TOOK YOU THE LONGEST TO READ(CUZ YOU’RE LAZY!)

5. WHAT IS THE FASTEST BOOK YOU’VE READ IN THE LAST 5 YEARS BECAUSE IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD!

6. CLEAR YOUR MIND…WHAT ARE THE FIRST THREE BOOKS THAT IMMEDIATELY COME INTO YOUR MIND?

7. LAST BOOK YOU WILL ADMIT TO SKIMMING? (CHEATER!)

8. WHAT AUTHOR, IF THEY SECRETLY DROPPED A BRAND NEW BOOK TOMORROW, WOULD YOU IMMEDIATELY HAVE TO BUY AND BEGIN TO READ ASAP!

9. FAVORITE BOOK/TYPE OF BOOK TO READ IN BED AND BY THE POOL?

10. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR BEST FRIEND AND FORCE THEM TO READ BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD?!

Original Creator: Peter from Peter Likes Books

Library Lovers Tag #TagTuesday

Hey all! I’m excited to finally be doing the Library Lovers Book Tag for this Tag Tuesday ♥

Questions are at the bottom for easy copy/paste for anyone who’d like to do the tag (don’t forget to link yours in comments below).

1. How often do you visit you local library?

Sometimes once a week, sometimes three or more! It depends on if I have any books to return, or on hold, or if we’re in the neighborhood and just want to drop by and check out some books. My kids also enjoy the fun days at our local library where they have Lego Maker, or crafts, and even a show with the local pet store to see spiders, lizards, snakes and more. I ♥ our library!

2a. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?

See…it’s not my fault. I put books on hold, and I wait, and wait, and wait. Then two or three are ready for pickup BAM just like that! So…it’s not my fault! I do try to read them as fast as possible, but often have to renew them.

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2b. How many books do you check out each month?

Including my kids? Ummm…sometimes four a month, sometimes twenty LOL Depends on the month.

3. How old were you when you got your first library card?

I think I was roundabout five years old…and I remember being amazed at how many books there were. When I was around twelve years old I made a goal to read every single book in the Fiction section LOL Ya…that didn’t happen!

4. Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that peaks your interest?

A little of both. I usually go to the library when I’m picking up a book I had on hold. I usually check out the used books for sale, then browse around a bit. Sometimes a book will catch my eye and I’ll check it out.

5. Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out dvds, audiobooks etc.?

I check out e-books. I’ve never listened to an audiobook. It’s on my bucket list.

6. From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? ( YA, middle grade, adult, nonfiction.)

I read a lot of genres, mainly adult fantasy. Thanks to the Dewey Decimal Challenge on Goodreads I’m reading more nonfiction this year.

7a. What is your favorite part of using your local library?

Connecting with my community, chatting about books with the librarians and other patrons, free books, buying used books, and the best part is going to the library has helped my kids become bookworms.

7b. What is your least favorite part of using your local library?

That I have to drive 13km to get there. LOL

Shout out to Lennox & Addington Libraries in Ontario! 🙂

★QUESTIONS:
1. How often do you visit you local library?
2a. Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?
2b. How many books do you check out each month?
3. How old were you when you got your first library card?
4. Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that peaks your interest?
5. Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out dvds, audiobooks etc.?
6. From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? ( YA, middle grade, adult, nonfiction.)
7a. What is your favorite part of using your local library?
7b. What is your least favorite part of using your local library?

★LINKS:
Piandbooks (creator) → https://youtu.be/VtkytAnbsoE

HardbackHoarder video → https://youtu.be/ypNNW3CNndI

Mid-Year #BookTag #TagTuesday

Technically Mid-Year was a few weeks ago, but I’ve seen this tag all around Youtube and thought it would be a fun way to see how my reading is going this year. I tag anyone who wants to do this Tag: the questions are at the bottom in a list for easy copy/paste.

Original Tag Creators:
ReadLikeWildFire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03gz6k0IB-Y
Earl Grey Books https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Wh0rPGfRg&t=6s

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

The Essex Serpent

 

The Essex Serpent

By Sarah Perry

Here’ s the link for my review: The Essex Serpent Book Review – Spoiler Free

 

 

 

 

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

I’ve only read one sequel so far this year!

library of souls

 

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Book 3)

By Ransom Riggs

My review Library of Souls: Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #bookreview

 

 

 

 

 

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

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Dress Codes for Small Towns

By: Courtney Stevens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

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Sleeping Beauties

By: Stephen King and his son, Owen King

In this spectacular father-son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?”

Expected Publication: September 26, 2017

Book Tour Updates and More: www.stephenking.com

 

 

5. Biggest disappointment.

wyrd sisters

 

Wyrd Sisters

By: Terry Pratchett

A lot of people recommended this one to me, and it was just okay. Here’s my review: Wyrd Sisters Spoiler-Free Book Review

 

 

 

 

 

6. Biggest surprise.

Outlander

 

Outlander

By: Diana Gabaldon

I wasn’t sure I would like this one, and have been putting it off for years. I thoroughly enjoyed the book AND the first season of the TV show (on Netflix). I can’t wait to continue this series! Here’s my review: Outlander: Spoiler Free Book Review

 

 

 

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

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Diana Gabaldon

www.dianagabaldon.com

Diana Gabaldon on Goodreads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Newest fictional crush.

August Flynn from This Savage Song, by Victoria Schwab. My Review: This Savage Song #spoilerfreebookreview #borrowathon

This Savage Song

9. Newest favorite character.

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Newt Scamander from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, written by J. K. Rowling. His character is quirky, smart, and mysterious. I can’t wait to learn more about his past, and hopefully learn more about his interactions with Dumbledore and involvement at Hogwarts.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them

 

My Review: Fantastic Beasts #SpoilerFree #BookReview

 

 

 

10. Book that made you cry.

A Tapestry of Tears

 

A Tapestry of Tears

By: Gita V. Reddy

My Review: A Tapestry of Tears #SpoilerFreeBookReview

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Book that made you happy.

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Moms Who Drink and Swear

By: Nicole Knepper

My Review: Book Review: Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving my Kids While Losing My Mind

 

 

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Jamie and Claire marriage

 

Outlander TV series (I watched on Netflix)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year.

Thirteen Reasons Why #spoilerfree #bookreview

 

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

LOVE the cover of Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King!

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15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

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I have an ARC to read:

A Bold and Dangerous Family in Edelweiss by HarperCollins.

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Fantasy Book Bingo (Reddit) r/Fantasy Challenge:

  • Non-Fiction Fantasy Related Book
  • Fantasy Novel on “To be read” list for over a year
  • Award Winning Fantasy Novel
  • Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic/Dying Earth
  • r/Fantasy Big List 2016 Under-read/Under-rated
  • Horror Novel
  • Fantasy Novel featuring a Desert setting
  • Re-use any r/Fantasy Bingo Square
  • Self-published fantasy novel
  • Fantasy Novel published in 2017
  • Sequel: not the first book in the series
  • Novel by an r/Fantasy AMA(Ask me anything) Author or Writer of the Day
  • Fantasy of Manners
  • Fantasy Novel Featuring Dragons
  • New Weird
  • Fantasy Novel Featuring Seafaring
  • Steampunk
    • Five Fantasy Short Stories
    • Novel by an author from an r/Fantasy Author Appreciation Post

    Getting Too Old For This Crap: (50+) Protagonist

 

Dewey Decimal NonFiction Challenge

  • A book with Dewey Decimal 400-499
  • 600-699
  • 800-899
  • 900-999

 

A TO Z CHALLENGE — LOCATION EDITION

Book with location starting with the letter J, K, U, X, Y, Z

 

The questions:
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
5. Biggest disappointment.
6. Biggest surprise.
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
8. Newest fictional crush.
9. Newest favorite character.
10. Book that made you cry.
11. Book that made you happy.
12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
13. Favorite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favorite video you have done so far in this year)
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

 

Netflix #BookTag #TagTuesday

Time for another book tag 😉

As always – link your answers in the comments. Scroll down to find the questions and original tag video 🙂

1. Recently Watched: The last book you finished reading.

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5 Stars from me! Check out my full review: Thirteen Reasons Why #spoilerfree #bookreview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Top Picks: A book/books that have been recommended to you based on book you have previously read.

Based on my Favourites shelf, Goodreads recommends:

Deal Breaker

 

Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron’s prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Trying to unravel the truth about a family’s tragedy, a woman’s secret, and a man’s lies, Myron is up against the dark side of his business where image and talent make you rich, but the truth can get you killed.

In novels that crackle with wit and suspense, Edgar Award winner Harlan Coben has created one of the most fascinating and complex heroes in suspense fiction Myron Bolitar a hotheaded, tenderhearted sports agent who grows more and more engaging and unpredictable with each page-turning appearance.”

Uzumaki

 

Shortly after Shuichi Saito’s father becomes obsessed with spirals — snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns — he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kushiel's Dart

The land of Terre d’Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good… and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt.

Phèdre nó Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission… and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel’s Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

Phèdre is trained equally in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Almost as talented a spy as she is courtesan, Phèdre stumbles upon a plot that threatens the very foundations of her homeland. Treachery sets her on her path; love and honor goad her further. And in the doing, it will take her to the edge of despair… and beyond. Hateful friend, loving enemy, beloved assassin; they can all wear the same glittering mask in this world, and Phèdre will get but one chance to save all that she holds dear.

Set in a world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess, this is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. Not since Dune has there been an epic on the scale of Kushiel’s Dart-a massive tale about the violent death of an old age, and the birth of a new.”

3. Recently Added: The last book you bought

Vienna Waltz

 

I bought Vienna Waltz at my local library used book sale for a fantastic price, along with a few other books. I wouldn’t normally buy this genre, but thought for the price I would give it a try.

“Europe’s elite have gathered at the glittering Congress of Vienna–princes, ambassadors, the Russian tsar–all negotiating the fate of the continent by day and pursuing pleasure by night. Until Princess Tatiana, the most beautiful and talked about woman in Vienna, is found murdered during an ill-timed rendezvous with three of her most powerful conquests. . .

Suzanne Rannoch has tried to ignore rumors that her new husband, Malcolm, has also been tempted by Tatiana. As a protégé of France’s Prince Talleyrand and attaché for Britain’s Lord Castlereagh, Malcolm sets out to investigate the murder and must enlist Suzanne’s special skills and knowledge if he is to succeed. As a complex dance between husband and wife in the search for the truth ensues, no one’s secrets are safe, and the future of Europe may hang in the balance. . .”

4. Popular on Netflix: Books that everyone knows about. (2 you’ve read and 2 you haven’t read or have no interest in reading)

2 I have read

Harry Potter and Sorcerer's STone

 

To Kill a Mockingbird

Two I have NO INTENTION of reading. Or any of the other Fifty Shades books. Ever.

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5. Comedies: A funny book

#1 book on Goodread’s “Best Humorous Books” is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I can’t wait to finally read this one – might be a great summer read actually.

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6. Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king.

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Cersei Lannister. Such a drama queen – love her and hate her, all the same time.

 

 

 

 

7. Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover

The eye of the world

8. Watch it again: A book/book series that you want to re-read

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I read the first…8 or 9 books from the Sword of Truth Series, and would love to re-read the series from the beginning so I can read the more recent ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone

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Great little book that can help everyone improve their grammar and writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Action and Adventure: An action packed book

Lunar Chronicles

11. New Releases: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read.

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Publication Date is June 13th, 2017. So excited to read this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVryd…

Questions:
1. Recently Watched:The last book you finished reading.
2. Top Picks: A book/books that have been recommended to you based on book you have previously read.
3. Recently Added: The last book you bought
4. Popular on Netflix: Books that everyone knows about. (2 you’ve read and 2 you haven’t read or have no interest in reading)
5. Comedies: A funny book
6. Dramas: A character who is a drama queen/king.
7. Animated: A book with cartoons on the cover
8. Watch it again: A book/book series that you want to re-read
9. Documentaries: A non-fiction book you’d recommend to everyone
10. Action and Adventure: An action packed book
11. New Releases: A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can’t wait to read.

Growin’ Up Book Tag #TagTuesday #BookTag

This tag was created by Possibly Literate. (links to her social media below)

This is open to everyone – questions are below for copy/paste (leave a link to your tag in comments, or answer questions in the comments section). 🙂 🙂 🙂

1. Pre-school: It’s okay to admit it, you’re just in it for the pictures. What’s your favorite illustrated book?

Anything by Dr. Seuss

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2. Kindergarten: NAP TIME! What’s a book that put you to sleep?

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I’ve tried to read this one for YEARS. I don’t know why, but for some reason I find it incredibly boring and it puts me to ZzzzZzzZzzzzz…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Elementary School: Recess and story time and jungle gyms–SO MUCH FUN. What’s a book or series that’s just plain fun?

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I laughed almost constantly reading Moms Who Drink and Swear by Nicole Knepper. Even if you’re not a mom, I think you’d still find this one lots of fun.

 

 

 

4. Middle School: The awkward and embarrassing years… What’s a book or series that you’re embarrassed you used to be a huge fan of?

Hmmmm…that’s a good question. I don’t think I feel embarrassed about any books I’ve read…simply because I don’t embarrass very easily haha! I used to read romance novels as a teen, which are super cheesy, but I don’t feel embarrassed about it.

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5. High School: The popular girl, the jock, the nerd, the loner–these are all stereotypes, but people are more than they appear!! Who is a character that you initially wrote off as a trope/stereotype but grew to love?

This Savage Song

Kate Harker in This Savage Song written by Victoria Schwab. At the beginning of this story Kate seems like she is nothing but a wanna-be-trouble-maker, but we then learn she is the daughter of the mayor – which then made me think she was simply a spoiled brat who doesn’t realize how good she’s got it. I was incredibly wrong. Kate is a strong young woman, who isn’t afraid to say what she means, and means what she says. She’s not the damsel in distress who needs saving – she does the saving. I absolutely fell in love with her character and can’t WAIT to read the next book in this series.

 

 

6. College: Out on your own, forging your own path, making your own schedule. What is your favorite coming-of-age story?

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Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott has been my favourite coming of age story since I was about ten years old. This is one of the few books I’ve actually re-read, and would love to re-read again soon. I’ve also watched the movie about fifty times. ♥♥♥

 

 

 

 

 

7. Adulthood: Taxes and retirement accounts and car payments OH MY. All depressing, but you still have a sense that the world is your oyster. What is a book that’s pretty depressing, but also has a sense of optimism to it?

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This might seem like a strange choice. Thirteen Reasons Why is the story of Hannah, who left recorded tapes explaining the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide. Painfully depressing read that made me cry numerous times – however, there is an optimistic side there…where it’s teaching us the important lesson that everything affects everything. We can take the time to realize the power of our words and actions. It also teaches us to love our friends and family better and never take anyone for granted.

 

 

Questions:
1. Pre-school: It’s okay to admit it, you’re just in it for the pictures. What’s your favorite illustrated book?
2. Kindergarten: NAP TIME! What’s a book that put you to sleep?
3. Elementary School: Recess and story time and jungle gyms–SO MUCH FUN. What’s a book or series that’s just plain fun?
4. Middle School: The awkward and embarrassing years… What’s a book or series that you’re embarrassed you used to be a huge fan of?
5. High School: The popular girl, the jock, the nerd, the loner–these are all stereotypes, but people are more than they appear!! Who is a character that you initially wrote off as a trope/stereotype but grew to love?
6. College: Out on your own, forging your own path, making your own schedule. What is your favorite coming-of-age story?
7. Adulthood: Taxes and retirement accounts and car payments OH MY. All depressing, but you still have a sense that the world is your oyster. What is a book that’s pretty depressing, but also has a sense of optimism to it?

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Reader Problems Tag #TagTuesday

I tag anyone who wants to do this tag – Feel free to link your tag in the comments 🙂

Questions are at the bottom of post for easy copy/paste.

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1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I read books sent to me for review first, after that I’ll read the library book that’s due back before the others. It seems like I always have a book to review or a library book due (or one that I’ve had on hold is ready for pick up), so the physical books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet are piling up. As of right now I have no books to review, and have three books out from the library. 🙂

I’m also taking part in a few reading challenges on Goodreads: Dewey Decimal, and A to Z Location, and also the Fantasy Book Bingo challenge on Reddit r/fantasy group, so they also help determine which book I read next.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I find it very, very, very hard to quit on a book. It doesn’t happen very often at all, maybe half a dozen times in my life. I like to finish it so I can get the whole picture and be able to give a more accurate review. The curious cat in me likes to know what happens, even if I don’t like what’s happening or how it’s being told, etc…

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3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

Ignore all households chores and mommy duties. HAHAHA joking! Naw, I read for pleasure, so I’m not too hung up on “deadlines”.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

Doesn’t bother me.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Everyone has their own personal taste, and things happening in their life which change the way they perceive a story. The online reading world has opened up a whole new group of bookworms to chat with about books. I love to chat about books on Goodreads, Facebook, blogs, and “Booktube”.

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I don’t like to show emotion in public and have become a suppress-emotion Master Ninja. LOL I wait until I’m home alone, or with a close friend or husband, then let the tears flow while eating chocolate.

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

I read the first seven or eight books from the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind then got busy with University, work, kids, etc…I have plans this year to re-read the series, starting at the first book…maybe read one per month or every other month.  I also want to do the same for The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

Anytime I have  borrowed a book I NEVER get it back. I feel like I need to put library card holders in the back of them or something LOL

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I don’t usually read more than one book at a time…right now I have a few going because I started Man Gone Down but find that to be a very slow read. I started Wyrd Sisters but the e-book was due back to library, and someone else had it on hold…so now I have it on hold to finish it. SO then I started book one of the Outlander series. But – I picked up Thirteen Reasons Why which was on hold at the library, and it’s a fast turn around book, so it’s due back before Outlander…so it kinda makes sense to read that first right? 😛

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

My local library has books for sale super cheap so whenever I go I always check to see what’s on the sale shelf. I sometimes buy books from Bookoutlet.ca, but not often. My book buying budget is small, so I make great use of our local library 🙂

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

*Hangs head in shame* My bookshelf is filling up quickly with books I bought but haven’t read yet. I would say the one that’s been there waiting the longest has been waiting for a year or so. I plan on reading them all in 2017.

 

★QUESTIONS:
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?