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2015 End of the Year Survey

Happy New Year!

Let the end of the year posts begin! To prepare for the new year, I have decided to look at 2015 overall so I can start making some goals. I got this particular survey from The Perpetual Page Turner because it is seriously one of the best ones out there! It’s here 6th time doing this survey, so you should really check it out. Answers do not have to books published this year, they can be from any book you read in 2015.

I am scared to look at my goodreads accounts, because I really dropped the ball on my reading goal the second half of the year. Let’s see the damage!

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: according to what I *actually* goodreads…29
Number of Re-Reads: around 9
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy

Best in Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?

Hands down because I wait so long for this book!

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

I loved If I Stay, so I was really looking forward to this, but it didn’t blow me away.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Surprising because it is so much different from the TV show and not in a good way!

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

I push the Lunar Chronicles on every person I meet, I don’t know if they ever read it, but they should ;).

 5. Best series you started in 2015?  Best Series Ender of 2015?

Series Started: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Series Ender: In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)   

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?

JENNIFER. NIVEN. I need more books from her. Please!

Jennifer Niven

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

I didn’t read anything way out of my comfort zone this year, so I’m not sure how to answer this. Maybe To Kill a Mockingbird, since I don’t normally read classics.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

The Darkest Minds has so much action I loved it. You can’t get enough of the adventures Ruby and the gang have.

 9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Definitely want to reread Queen of Shadows before the release of the 5th Throne of Glass book.

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?

Going to cheat here and say a book I WANTED to read this year but never got around to doing it. Magonia’s cover is absolutely breathtaking.

Magonia (Magonia, #1)

11. Most memorable character of 2015?

Chubs from The Darkest Minds! He always comes to mind for tag questions asking about funny characters!

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?

I can not stress how much I love the ending of this book. Everything is tied up. It may not be the most lyrical novel, but a nice ending is pretty beautiful to me.

 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?

I Was Here was very thought-provoking for me, although not that life-changing.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?

“The great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

Say What You Will = 218 pages   and     Winter =824

   

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

If you have read Crown of Midnight, you know that there a ton of surprises!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

CINDER AND KAI. I can’t wait for Stars Above so we can see them after Winter!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Alex, Jordan, and Bear have the cutest friendship! You never know, there could a romance between and Alex and one of the guys in the future, but as of right now their friendship is already heart-warming.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Really just every series I continued this year, as well as rereads like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 that You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure

THERE WAS SO MUCH HYPE I HAD TO.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?

Anyone from the Throne of Glass series ^^^ they are all pretty awesome.

23. Best 2015 debut you read?

I read books that were YA debut but the author had other books. If I’m not mistaken, Akarnae was Lynette Noni’s first ever book, and it was splendid.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Fairest is a novella in The Lunar Chronicles, but it developed Luna extremely well. I love Levana’s characterization and how she influences the city around her. It sets a nice background for Winter.

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Since You’ve Been Gone is so much fun! Full of fun summer adventures and a cute romance, a summer must read in my opinion.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?

ALL THE FEELS 😥

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

According to Goodreads, only 427 people read Akarnae by Lynette Noni. I won this book, and I am glad I did, because otherwise I probably wouldn’t have ever read this great story!

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

See above ^^

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?

Yes this is a reread, but Fangirl is still one of my favorite unique books. It is rare to find a book about someone who likes books, but I’m hoping that Rowell’s success will influence some 2016 books.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

You can check my review if you want to see all the reasons I didn’t like this book. I loved To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, so this was a MAJOR letdown for me.

 

Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?

I discovered The Writing Hufflepuff this year and I am in love with her blog! She’s really funny and has some great post ideas. You should really check her out!

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?

There are 2 particular reviews I remember that I LOVED writing, which is my Akarnae and Crown of Midnight Review. I feel like they turned out really well and it was just really fun to write them.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

The Best of Rick Riordan’s Chapter Titles is my favorite! You have no idea how fun it was to look at every title of his books, plus you guys seemed to like them as well!

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

I hosted my first buddy read, and it showed me what I need to do differently for my next one! (Yes, I said next one!)

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?

I created an original Disney Song book tag, and I got to see it spread amongst several blogs. It was really cool, and I hope to make more tags in the future!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

TIME TIME TIME. For a few months I barely read anything, which lead to no reviews, which lead to me feeling super guilty and having no motivation to blog. It was quite the rough patch.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

This is actually really funny. So before The Heir came out, Kiera Cass had readers unlocking chapters with the hashtag #unlocktheheir. It was pretty big news, so I made a post on it (not even a very detailed post, just a quick one) and people would type in unlock the heir into google and my blog popped up second! I ended up getting around 400 and something views on that one little post.

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

The Stages of a Reader on Release Day

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

My biggest and most surprising discovery of the year is when I saw something about Stars Above and a wedding short story. I FREAKED OUT! I though The Lunar Chronicles was over, and now I still have 9 short stories to read including a WEDDING ONE.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

HAHA no. Reading slumps ruin book goals!

Alright well that’s that. I am skipping the Looking Ahead part of the survey, because those are questions I will be discussing in a few days. I really love this survey, it has so many different questions! I did notice that I was getting a little repetitive because I didn’t read as much as I would have liked, but that is just motivation for next year!

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

Yes, Yes, I know that Christmas was yesterday, but that doesn’t mean all of the festivities stopped at midnight! It took me awhile to get into the holiday spirit this year, and I finally have it. Tomorrow I am going to post my Christmas wrap-up and then it will all be over, so I decided to squeeze in one more Christmas post before the year ends. Again, I wasn’t tagged for this, but I saw these on TinyObessions’s blog, it was the perfect post for today. Let’s get to the questions!

On the 1st of Christmas, my true love sent to me a partridge in a pear tree.

The partridge stood alone in the Fangirlpear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

There are so many to choose from! I guess I will have to go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I recently reread it (again) and fell in love with the story all over again. It is such a unique story and Cath is the most relatable character I have ever read, and I will forever love this book.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me two turtle doves.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Ahhhh, I’m going to have to go with Percy and Annabeth from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series. I tend to love relationships in series because it is (normally) not insta-love and you can really see the relationship grow. These two bring out the best of one another and I love watching it being incorporated into the story.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

I have read many trilogies, but The Darkest Minds is one of the main ones that I remember loving each book. It is common for trilogies to start off strong and get worse, but Alexandra Bracken tied up her story so well. It is one of the books where I honestly don’t want to read more of it (even though I would and love whatever she came out with) because everything was answered in a very satisfying ending.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me four calling birds.

Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter, #1-7)Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

Do I even need to explain this one? Of course it is Harry Potter! This series has not only shaped my reading taste, but it has also shaped me. I will never not love this series! P.S. To all the Potterheads out there, it’s Harry Potter Weekend 😉

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me five golden rings.

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

Hands down Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. After reading the novella Fairest that gave us her back story, I fell in love with her character. She is one of those antagonists where you can almost reason with why they are doing certain things, but she is so twisted that you love to hate her. Levana is so complex and really just an awesome villain.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me six geese a laying.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

As much as I don’t want to use Harry Potter again (XD), there really isn’t anything else that compares to Rowling’s work. She thought out every single detail, and it really adds another layer of magic to the series.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me seven swans a swimming.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

I am at a loss right now. I can not think of a single animal sidekick in a YA book. I’m going to cheat here and say Scarlet from the Lunar Chronicles, since Winter calls her her “animal pet.” I don’t even know if that works, but oh well.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me eight maids a milking.

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level? 

At Camp Half Blood they have plates and goblets that appear with whatever food you imagine. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty great to me.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine ladies dancing.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kick butt female lead?

Celaena Sardothien is definitely the most intense heroine I have ever read. She could probably kill any strong leads in other books without a blink of an eye.

 

 

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me ten lords a leaping.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)How about your favorite leading lad?

UGGHH another hard one! Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices is always a great option. Plus, he likes to read, which is adds a ton of bonus points to him!

 

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven pipers piping. 

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

If I Stay showcases a variety of music and talks quite a bit about instruments. It was the first time I was introduced to the cello and Yo Yo Ma, while also incorporating my love for rock music.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming. 

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

Winter by Marissa Meyer, mainly because I waited so long for this book and it ended up being *perfect*.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Liebster Award (Kinda)

Hey guys, I was nominated for anotehr Liebster award. I love doing these posts because I absolutely love answering the questions. However, I have done quite a few at this point, and I a running out of people to nominate! I don’t want to get in the habit of nominating the same person every time (even though they deserve it ;). So this time, I am just going to answer the questions. I am going to start making a list of new links for future tags, so I next time I will have some new people!

Thanks to Rogan @ Signing On for nominating me! You have definitely given me some of the best questions, and I am very excited to answer them!

What is your favourite book troupe? – While there are many troupes that are extremely boring, there are two that I find myself enjoying more than not. The tortured soldier, when the main character has such a hard life leading up to their heroic act (cough cough HARRY POTTER). Then another one I like is the funny/quirky side character that steal the show in their own way.

What is your least favourite piece of furniture?- Stools. This is not a chair. There is nowhere to rest my back. I am eternally uncomfortable.

What is your best quality, physical or not?- I am actually a very determined person, so when a serious project comes my way, I will not stop working until it is perfect.

If you had to die your hair an unnatural colour for the rest of your life, which colour would you choose?- Oh I am not a fan of unnatural colored hair. This is so hard. Can black be considered unnatural? Or a very obvious unnatural blonde?

What is your favourite thing about blogging?- I love the days when I actually come up with a unique post. Also, seeing other people’s perspectives on books.

Why did you choose to blog and not do videos? Did you ever consider doing videos? Do you do both?- Editing videos take wayyyy more time than writing a post, especially when you mess up when talking as much as I do.

How would you describe your book buying habits?- I am pretty good when it comes to buying books because  I know that i have no money! I try to utilize my local library and shop at half priced books more.

What is your preferred genre?- Fantasy. Absolute sucker for world building, and I tend to read series more than standalones.

Do you like Middle Grade, YA or Adult fantasy more?- Probably YA, but Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are both considered middle grade, and those are two amazing series.

Those were some great questions! I’m scheduling and premaking some posts today, so watch out for those!

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Fall Time, Cozy Time BooK Tag

In honor of the best season (in my opinion) beginning today, I decided to do the Fall Time Cozy Time Tag! Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year, and these next few months make up the best time of my year! I’ve been in fall mode for the past few weeks, but now people can’t look at me too strange because now it’s actually fall!

Crunching Leaves: Choose a book that has red, orange and yellow on it 

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

Cozy Sweater: What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (this book is the definition of warm and fuzzy!)

Fangirl

 

3. Fall Storm: Choose your favorite book/genre to read on a stormy day

If there was a stormy day, I would want to just stay in and relax. I would probably grab a light contemporary read, so I could sit down and finish it that day. I would just sit around and read all day!

4. Cool Crisp Air: What cool character would you want to trade places with? 

My first instinct is screaming Hermione, but the more I think of it, I don’t know if I could handle all the Voldemort and war stuff. All my other favorite characters have like horrible lives, so this is really hard. Can I just be some happy person from a contemporary book? Maybe a less-annoying version of Lara Jean? All she does is bake all day, which sounds like a nice life.

5. Hot Apple Cider: What is an under hyped book that you want to see be the next hottest book? 

This isn’t exactly under-hyped, but just a new series. I would love to see Lynette Noni’s booK Akarnae pick up some steam so others are introduced to the beautiful series she is currently creating.

6. Coats, Scarves, Mittens: What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own and want to keep hidden from the public? 

There are so many I can think of. If you remember the old Anna and the French Kiss covers, those were pretty atrocious. I’m also one of those people who absolutely despise the Mortal Instruments covers so possibly one of those.

*EDIT: I CAME BACK BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF ONE.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

Mead’s series have the worst track record with covers. They just aren’t good.

7. Pumpkin Spice: What is your favorite comfort food in the fall time?

I love pumpkin everything essentially. No, this is not some “basic” thing  because I want to be like everyone else. Pumpkin has genuinely been my favorite flavor since I was a little girl. It’s just fall in a bite!

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Harry Potter Book Tag

Harry Potter Tag

Picture from: xingsings 

I know I have done quite a few tag/award posts lately, but I just couldn’t resist this one. About a week ago, I saw this Harry Potter tag over at Summer’s blog Xingsings, and I knew I just had to do it! Harry Potter is my favorite series, so it was sort of a no-brainer! There are some VERY hard questions that I’m not sure how I will answer, but I’m going to try!

1. Favorite book? 

While I love every book, I particularly remember loving Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is where we get our first glimpse of the grown up Maruders, and I loved the entire Sirius Black story line. When I was reading the climax, I was absolutely shocked when I realized how Lupin and Sirius were connected. Plus, we got the time-turner in this story, which was a very neat method to use in the plot.

2. Favorite movie?

Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last two movies were brilliant, because we get to see everything wrapping up. There are so many emotional scenes in the last movie that always get to me, and I love the feeling of the last adventure with our favorite trio!

3. Least favorite book? 

I would probably have to say Chamber of Secrets. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved reading it, it’s just the others ranked higher for me. Now if we are talking least favorite movie, definitely Order of the Phoneix, because I physically can’t stand watching Umbridge. I seriously cringe every time she speaks.

4. Parts of the books/movies that make you cry?

There are soooo many sad parts in the books and movies! One that is probably the most emotional is Harry’s walk through the forest. It is right after he realizes that he has to die in order for Voldemort to die as well, so he goes to surrender himself. The snitch opens, the resurrection stone pops out, he talks to his parents and such, and everyone watching dies of crying.

5. Favorite character?

I’m going to change this a bit and say favorite supporting character, and that would be Lupin. He is  my favorite of all the professors, and I love his relationship with Tonks (in the books, as it is nonexistent in the movies). He lived such a rough life, finally found love and started a family, just for it to be taken away from him. If there were ever Maruder era stories, I would love to learn more about Lupin when he was younger.

6. What would your Patronus be?

Summer and I are patronus twins! Mine would definitely be a dolphin, because dolphins are awesome.

7. If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?

Invisibility Cloak would be sooo cool! I mean, just imagine being invisible!

8. What House would you be in?

This is forever the most stressful question. Pretty sure I would be Ravenclaw, but there is a very high possibility of me being in Huffepuff.  I don’t even know. I need to take the Pottermore quiz I guess.

9. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?

Emma Watson, because I loved her portrayal of Hermione, and she seems like a very down to earth person. She has definitely done things outside of Harry Potter, and is an advocate for many great things. Would love to meet her!

10. If you were on the quidditch team, what position would you play?

This is a trick question, because I know that I would not be able to do absolutely any of the positions. Is watergirl an option, because I choose that.

11. Were you happy with the ending?

Most definitely! I see many people complaining about the epilogue, but I thought it was a nice way to end a great series.

12. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

Harry Potter isn’t like any other book series. It is something beyond special that will always be close to my heart.

Wow , that was fun! If you are a lover of Harry Potter, I tag you! Siriusly, you really need to answer these questions, because the tag is very cool.

 

 

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Reader Problems Tag

This is a tag created by About to Read on her youtube channel. Her video looked very fun, so I decided to answer the questions myself. Here is the link to her original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfhSV-L3eo

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

I would probably narrow it done first to a certain genre I want to read. After that would do some research on goodreads and see what other people are saying about the books. Then after all my researching, I would probably get frustrated and just pick up a random book and hope I like it.

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

If I don’t like a book halfway through, I will more than likely continue reading because I am half done and I want to see what happens. However, if I am really not liking the book, I will definitely put it down.

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?

No, I would only try to catch up if I knew it was possible to reach the goal. If I was far away from my goal, I would continue reading as normal and see how many I read that year so I can readjust the next year.

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

I don’t. But if I really do love the series, I will look past the cover and just accept it.

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

This would never happen, but if it did, I would just stop reading it while I was in public.

6.  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?!?!?!?

It depends on how much I liked the first book. If I loved it, I would definitely re-read the book so I can catch all the small details that might be important. If I thought it was okay, I would read a synopsis on a website and then just read the sequel.

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

Say that you are in the process of rereading that series, say that you already promised it to someone else, it’s a book I borrowed for someone else. Really anything to protect my books.

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

Read something that I know I will love or go back and reread a favorite. If I read a book I love, I get back into reading gear and I want to read everything.

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

I will but my “absolutely must have most anticipated” books first and then go from there. After that I will reserve them from Library so I can get them one day.

10. 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?

It depends, because if I really want to read it I will. However, there are times I buy something and it just sits there forever until I’m bored one day and pick it up.

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New Year’s Resolutions Tag

This is a tag created by Charlotte on her youtube account Charr Frears. She created all the questions to this tag and here is her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV9kI2UCSJo

 

This tag helps you set some little goals for yourself in reading throughout the new year. I hope by at the end of 2015 I can check off a majority of these questions.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

  1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).
  • If there is anything I want to do in 2015, I want to finally read a Brandon Sanderson book. There has been so much hype about his books, and even though I am late to it, I would still like to partake in it. 🙂

 

  1. A book you’d like to read.
  • I would really like to read a Boy in a Striped Pajamas soon. I have it on my shelf but it just never seems like the right time to read something like that. However, it’ll be done this year.

 

  1. A classic you’d like to read.
  • I have never read Jane Eyre, so maybe sometime this year I could get to that.

 

  1. A book you’d like to re-read.
  • The Great Gatsby because I just really want to go through that book again.

 

  1. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, because I started it and enjoyed it but other books came out at the same time and it was forgotten.

 

  1. A big book you’d like to read.
  • I don’t really know of any big big books that want to read anytime soon, but I suppose I could always reread one of the last Harry Potter books.

 

  1. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.
  • Rainbow Rowell because I have loved the two books of hers that I have read and I would really like to read Attachments and Landline.

 

  1. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.
  • Well I got the Evolution of Mara Dyer for Christmas so I would like to read that whole trilogy now that I have the first two and the third is out.

 

  1. A series you want to read (start and finish)
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy or the Grisha trilogy are both high on my lists.

 

  1. A series you want to finish (that you’ve already started)
  • I want to finish the Lunar Chronicles. (My way of saying I can’t wait for Winter to come out)

 

  1. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2015?
  • I’m not great at keeping track of the amount of books I read, but this year I may give it a shot. I put 55 on my goodreads, but I am doubtful that I will remember to log my books on there.

 

  1. Any other reading goals?
  • Just to read more in general. I don’t exactly want more books read, I just want to spend more time reading even if it is just a little at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

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14 DAYS: Christmas Cracker Tag

Today, marks the beginning of the Christmas posting. This was supposed to be up yesterday, but I was creating something I think will be really fun! That post will be up after this one, so watch for it! I decided to start off the Christmas posts with a tag. It was created by LucytheReader on youtuber. It is super fun and here is her link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8VHhSufC4 Let’s get started with the Christmas Cracker tag!

 

1. Pick a book with a wintery cover: For this I have to pick Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I mean look how wintery it is! It has snowflakes and the title is LET IT SNOW *singing*

2. Pick a book you are likely to buy as a present: This one was easy since I went to the store yesterday and bought this book for my friend because she wanted it. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

3. Pick a festive themed book: Of course I have to pick My True Love Gave to Me (insert millions of authors names here)! Oh and this may be part of my plan for Christmas…

4. Pick a book you could curl up with by the fireplace: I have to go with good ole Harry Potter for this one. No matter what time or season, Harry Potter is always a great choice!

5. Pick a book you want to read over the festive period: I choose two for this one; one normal book and one Christmas-y book. First, I really want to read The Darkest Minds over break and I also really want to read Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares!

6. Pick a book that was chilling: This was a little harder, but I picked We Were Liars by E. Lockhart because I just thought about if for days. I kept making little connections and found foreshadowing everywhere.

7. Pick a book on your Christmas wishlist: I want attachements. I want more Rainbow Rowell.

I hope this starts getting everyone in the Christmas spirit, and if you want to partcipate, make sure you include the creator (above)! Also comment links if you do the tag, I would love to see your thoughts!

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Would you Rather Book Tag

This is my first tag on this blog! I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to doing more of these, because they are pretty fun.

 

Would you rather…

 

  1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones?

Trilogies: I love science fiction and fantasy, and it would be really hard for those to be stand-alone. I love being able to see the characters develop and have more detail.

 

  1. Read only female or male authors?

I don’t really want to choose this one, because I think both are great. The gender doesn’t matter to me, as long as they got a good story.

 

  1. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Amazon, because it’s cheaper and I can get it on my kindle. (Plus I can do it online, and don’t have to leave the house)

 

  1. All books become movies or t.v. shows?

Movies because could you imagine all the horrible tv shows that could come out of some books. *shudders*

 

  1. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

5 books per week, even though it would be super hard due to business, but I couldn’t just stop after 5 pages. What if I was at the climax?

 

  1. Be a professional reviewer or author?

Professional author, because I want to create my own story.

 

  1. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?

Read new ones, because I want to be able to discover new favorites.

 

  1. Be a librarian or book seller?

A librarian because I would be able to help people find books they are interested in and discover new books that I could just check out later.

 

  1. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite?

Read every genre but my favorite because there are tons on other genres, and there are only so many times you can read the same thing/idea over and over.

 

  1. Only read physical books or eBooks?

eBooks because cheaper and can access them easier.

 

Creator: RayKayBooks

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So that’s it guys. Did you like it, and would you like mt to do more tags? If you have any suggestions, please comment below, or if you decide to do this tag, comment your URL, because I would love to see them!