Halloween Book Tag 🤡 👻 👿 🎃

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I saw Peter do this tag on his Youtube channel and thought it would be perfect for today!

The creator of this tag is Naomi TheBookLover.

Here are the questions! I tag anyone who wants to do this tag (post link to yours in comments) 👻

1. Carving pumpkins- what book would you carve up and light on fire?

Colin Firth.jpgColin Firth: The Man Who Would Be King

Boring. Unfocused.

 

 

 

 

2. Trick or treat- what character is a treat, what character is a trick?

trick or treat.pngTREAT – Woods from Dress Codes For Small Towns

TRICK – Amy from Gone Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Candy corn- what book is always sweet?

lonely hearts hotelThe Lonely Hearts Hotel

 

So sad, yet, so sweet…💟

 

 

 

 

4. Ghosts- what character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

Dumbledore! I bet he’d have some fantastic tips for my future.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Dressing up in costume- what character would you want to be for a day?

queen of hearts.pngThe Queen of Hearts 🖤

6. Wizards and witches- what is your favorite Harry Potter moment?

hearts-37308__340When Hermione and Ron kiss! 💏 💋😗

7. Blood and gore- what book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?

amityville.jpgThe Amityville Horror

On December 18, 1975, a young family of five moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boathouse. Twenty-eight days later, they fled in terror, leaving most of their belongings behind. — The fantastic story of their experiences was widely publicized on network television, newspapers, and national magazines. But the Lutz family never disclosed the full details to the media. Now, their own carefully-reconstructed memories — and independent interviews with local clergy and police — reveal their entire harrowing story.

This one scared the crap out of me. I was afraid to read it at night.

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Questions

1. Carving pumpkins- what book would you carve up and light on fire?

2. Trick or treat- what character is a treat, what character is a trick?

3. Candy corn- what book is always sweet?

4. Ghosts- what character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

5. Dressing up in costume- what character would you want to be for a day?

6. Wizards and witches- what is your favorite Harry Potter moment?

7. Blood and gore- what book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?

 

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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?

 

🐺 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

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

13RWanniversary

 

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.

a game of thrones

 

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.