The Bookworm’s Book Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful Kat @ KBbookreviews. Kat has read some fun books including In The Ravenous Dark and Six of Crows. If you’re curious if they’re goods reads, make sure to read Kat’s reviews! Also make sure to read Kat’s responses to the book tag.


The Rules:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you
  2. Include the tag graphic in your post **
  3. Answer the 10 questions the blogger asked
  4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers
  5. Ask your nominees 10 book related questions
  6. Don’t feel bound to these rules
  7. Have fun!

**I didn’t see the graphic and was unsure where to find it. If someone knows, please let me know and I will update this post**

1. Do you have a favourite book quote? If so, what is it?

This is a hard question. I have a Quotes feature with quotes from books and other places. A recent favorite quote is from Mhairi McFarlane’s Just Last Night (2021):

2. Who is your favourite book character from your reads this year?

My most recent favorite character hails from the Ignite the Stars duology, the Blood Wolf herself, Ia Cōcha .

3. If you could only recommend one book to someone, which book would it be?

I just did a Let’s Talk Bookish post on this and chose The Sun is Also A Star. I love how everything takes place in a single day and its infusion of the scientific method.

4. You have found yourself in trouble but can have the help of one book character, who would you partner up with and why?

Oooohhh!!! This is a good question and a really difficult one. I am going to have to say… shape shifter Simon Wolfgard from Anne Bishop’s The Others series. I have a book crush on him (he’ll keep me occupied so I don’t freak out about the trouble) and he’s also a problem solver with connections (I swear this is the real reason why I would partner up with him…hahaha).

5. Who are your top three favourite book villains?

6. Do you prefer single or multiple POV books?

I’ve learned to enjoy multiple POV books, but I can’t have too many POVs or else I get antsy because I want to get back to the main character. Two and possibly three is a good number for me.

7. What is your favourite and least favourite genre?

I love fantasy and romance the most. They’re nearly on equal footing. My least favorite genre is probably horror. I scare easily. If I read a horror novel, I don’t think I’d be able to sleep for a while.

8. Do you own an special edition books? If so, which ones?

Do collector’s editions count? The only ones I can think of right now are Shadow and Bone and The Six of Crows duology. I haven’t read them but I couldn’t help but purchase special editions because they were so pretty. I also lucked out and got Illumicrate’s The Poppy War trilogy special editions.

9. Which authors are auto-reads for you?

  • Rachel Lynn Solomon: Solomon’s writing is impeccable. Today Tonight Tomorrow remains one of my favorite novels. Recommendation: Today Tonight Tomorrow
  • Stacey Lee: Lee reminded me why I used to love historical fiction and her protagonists provide a nuanced glimpse of history that is normally absent from history books. Recommendation: The Downstairs Girl
  • Suzanne Park: Park’s characters are relatable and I love the humor in them. Recommendation: Loathe at First Sight

10. What is your favourite mythical/magical creature?

Dragons reign supreme for me. They’re the reason I fell in love with fantasy in the first place.

My Questions:

  1. I’m stealing from Kat and would like to know, do you have a favorite book quote? If so, what is it?
  2. What is the first book you can recall that made you realize you would be a lifelong reader?
  3. What was your first 5-star read this year and why?
  4. What is a place you’d like to visit because you read about it in a book? It can be a fictional or nonfictional place.
  5. Which character from a book would you like to trade places with for a day?
  6. What book would you change the ending to?
  7. What is one of your favorite tropes and a book that does it well?
  8. Who is a secondary character you adore and deserves a book of their own?
  9. What is your favorite retelling?
  10. What is one reading goal you have for the remainder of the year?

I TAG:

Please do not feel obligated to complete the tag.

The Mid Year Freakout Book Tag

I was tagged by Saniya @ sunnysidereviews. I enjoy Saniya’s insight on books and adore the blog’s banner. It’s cute! If you get a chance, check the blog out!

The Mid Year Freakout Book Tag provided an opportunity to look back at my year thus far, mostly good with only one or two not so good.

The Best Books You’ve Read so Far

Because I’ve read quite a few I consider to be best books this year, I’ll limit it to just a few that come to mind. The most recent one is Ignite the Stars. I’m still reeling from the end of the duology and all the emotions Milan put me through.

New Releases You Haven’t Read Yet, but Want To

I waited impatiently for these and when they arrived, I was too anxious to read them.

Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year

I am so excited for all of these, but probably especially The Bone Shard Emperor. Andrew Stewart keeps teasing it and the third book on Twitter. It’s so devastating because it cannot get in my hands fast enough.

Biggest Disappointment

I am so angry with this book. Last year, I also had a historical romance novel that disappointed me also. Argh.

Biggest Surprises

I adored both of these two books. I’m still working on the review for Ignite the Stars. Spoiler alert: It’s 5 stars.

Favorite New to You Author

Stacey Lee
After I read The Downstairs Girl, I quickly went through the rest of her novels. Lee reminded me why I used to love historical fiction. Her historical fiction novels provide a glimpse of the history through the lens of those who are often removed from history. I’m eagerly awaiting the addition of her next novel.

Favorite Debut Author

Angeline Boulley
Boulley’s debut was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller. I normally stay away from thrillers, but Daunis is a compelling character and many of themes resonated with me.

Newest Favorite Characters

Ia Cōcha
The Commonwealth’s most wanted criminal. A hero to rebels. Ia is badass. I love her.

A Book that Made You Cry

A Book that Made You Happy

Favorite Post You’ve Done this Year

This was a fun post and I’m hoping to do another discussing some other book related topic.

Books You Need to Read By The End of the Year

I TAG:

Please do not feel obligated to do the tag if you would prefer not. If you do, I’m looking forward to checking out your answers.

Three Bookish Things Book Tag

I was tagged by Jenny @ JenJenReviews in July. Thank you so much for tagging me!

As Jenny notes in her tag, the origin of Three Bookish Things seems to be unknown although it was possibly started on Instagram. If you or anyone knows who initially started it, please let me know!

Three read once and loved authors

  • Leigh Bardugo
    I’ve only read The Ninth House for a book club and it blew me away. I loved it. I plan to remedy this, but I’m not sure when. I have The Grishaverse on standby though.
  • Tricia Levenseller
    I read of Blade of Secrets and became enamored with Levenseller’s writing. The plot was fast-paced and the characters were entertaining. I’m hoping to start the Daughter of the Pirate King soon. (Um…my poor TBR)
  • Sarah MacLean
    MacLean set the bar really high with Daring and the Duke, and now I’m a bit afraid her other books won’t meet the bar. As soon as I find another book from MacLean that sounds as good, I will give her another chance.

Three titles I’ve watched but haven’t read

  • Brooklyn
    I first watched Brooklyn because I was in the mood for something historical and I also love Saoirse Ronan. I’m not sure if I will read the book, but it will remain a movie I rewatch. Domnall Gleeson is also in it, and I’m very partial to him too.
  • Stardust This was one of the first movie premieres I attended. There were multiple surprises throughout with great performances from Clare Danes and Robert Deniro. I like to rewatch this one a lot. It’s turned into a comfort movie.
  • Game of Thrones
    I binged Game of Thrones while waiting for the last season. I’m an Arya Stark fan. I was not a fan of the last few episodes though. Unfortunately, with the book series still unfinished, I probably won’t be reading it. Maybe in the future?

Three characters you love

  • Jo Kuan (The Downstairs Girl) is smart and understands her worth. The advice to the letters she receives for her column are clever; some even hilarious. Here’s one I loved and had to make a post for.
  • Karigan G’ladheon (The Green Rider) is courageous with a sense of duty and loyalty to her kingdom. She’s more than willing to speak her mind, even though it can get her into trouble.
  • Liya Thakkar (The Trouble with Hating You) defies the stereotypes people have of what she should be like. Even though she has a tough exterior, she’s also incredibly kind sweet. She’s kind to the people who love her and more than willing to stand up for them. I saw bits of myself in her.

Three series binged

  • Clandestine Magic Trilogy
    I can’t recommend this trilogy enough. There twists and there are turns. There’s romance and lots of magic. It’s pretty much a mash of all my favorite genres together with a dose of political science. Don’t let the latter deter you because this is a fantastic trilogy!
  • Green Rider Series
    I’ve binged this a couple of times. Why? This is one of my favorite medieval fantasy series. Every time I think I have the world figured out, there’s more to learn about it. I’ve followed the series since nearly the beginning–over 20 years–and I don’t regret it one bit.
  • Throne of Glass
    Does it count if I’ve never read Tower of Dawn and don’t really want to? Chaol broke my heart so I couldn’t bring myself to read it. It was difficult to get into the first book, but when I finally did, I couldn’t stop. I was a zombie afterward.

Three favorite book covers

I think the covers speak for themselves. I love the silhouette on the cover of Before I Saw You. The image and colors for The Sound of Stars is stunning. How beautiful is the sky for Under A Painted Sky?

Three goals for this year

  • Take a leadership development course. This pertains more to work life since I’ve been charged with greater responsibilities that forces me to play a more visible role when I’d rather just help from behind the scenes.
  • Be more comfortable with promoting my blog. I still have this desire to allow it to be as obscure as possible because I’m self conscious about what I write. What if I have no idea what I’m writing about?
  • Read Jade City. I’ve heard so many good things about the book and Jade Legacy will be out soon. I need to read it this quarter, so next quarter can read Jade War.

I tag:

Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

When Etta at Chonky Books tagged me, I was really excited because the tag looked like a fun one. Chonky Books is a blog I regularly hop onto. Several of the books from my TBR come by way of the fantastic reviews from the website. Please check out the blog when you have a chance to! Also, I crave donuts every time I go there. (You’ll know what I mean once you head on over there.)


Rules:

  • Make sure you give credit to the original creators of this tag – this tag was originally created by Bree Hill.
  • If you want to, pingback to the post you first saw this tag
  • Have fun!

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What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)

The very first fantasy book I can recall is Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. This solidified my love of dragons and smart heroines who refuse to succumb to societal pressures about appropriate behavior. Cimorene can live with a dragon rather than want to be rescued if she wants!

If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

Stacey Lee mainly writes YA historical fiction novels. She creates these compelling, strong female leads, and I need her to make me both compelling and strong. My novel would be Lee’s foray into romantic medieval fantasy with a rivals-to-lovers trope about two individuals (me and my love interest) who have to figure out how to not butt heads long enough to combine their strengths to overcome a plot they stumble upon to replace the newly crowned king’s betrothed with an imposter. The one bed problem is welcomed. Spoiler Alert: The imposter is the real betrothed and she’s just trying to get her rightful place back as the true heir to the throne. The imposter was there along put there by the newly crown king so he could take the throne. It’s still a work in progress. Heh…

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What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

Anela Deen’s In the Jaded Grove (my review)is the first book in the Kindred Realm series, and it deserves more love! It’s a beautifully written fantasy that is fast-paced. The two main characters Jessa, a woman who has suffered great tragedy, and Simith, a pixie who is tired of his realm’s on-going war, have great chemistry together. I enjoyed Deen’s writing, which is full of vivid descriptions. I’m eagerly awaiting the next in the series!

What is your favourite fantasy subgenre?

Medieval fantasies have always been my favorite with magic, dragons, and swords. I do, however, prefer damsels who may be in distress but are actively working to get out of the distress themselves instead of waiting for a knight in shining armor. Kick-ass female protagonists are my favorite!

What subgenre have you not read much from?

I consulted with the list of subgenres linked from Etta’s tag responses for this question to find subgenres. There are so many!! I don’t think I’ve ever read a weird west fantasy. I certainly was not aware this was a subgenre.

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Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?

I don’t think I’ve found an auto-buy fantasy author yet. I plan to get the rest of Andrea Stewart’s The Drowning Empire trilogy and Lori M. Lee’s Shamanborn trilogy. Does that count?

How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram..)

I’m a regular blog hopper. Blogger reviews have contributed to more than half of the books on my TBR and it just keeps growing by the week. For instance, I have Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King on my reading app because I came across the reviews on Chonky Books. I might have skipped it otherwise. Bloggers are awesome! (Not that I’m biased of course…heh)

What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?

I’ve repeatedly gushed about it on posts here and there but I’m eagerly awaiting Hannah Whitten’s For the Wolf (June 1) and Lori M. Lee’s Broken Web (June 15). Of course, I need more Mephi from Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Emperor (November 11). I’m super excited!

What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?

Fantasy is all dwarves, elves, and an all-seeing eye. Sure, Tolkien can be a starting point but the perception that fantasy is a single subgenre undervalues the richness of a genre that is nearly limitless in possibilities. The list of subgenres is fairly long and the books I’ve mentioned in the post range from elves to witches to magical scissors to magical books. It’s not just Tolkien. There’s more out there.

If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

Fantasy novels have always been diverse in the beings or creatures (e.g. humans, elves, fairies, trolls, etc.) that exist, but I would like to highlight how characters have become diverse in other important ways. We have BIPOC representation, and I hardly ever got to see characters that looked like me in fantasy novels. Leads having social anxiety were less likely as well. Inclusion is slowly but surely happening!

Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout?

I’d really love to give a shoutout to authors for providing me with magic and adventure in what otherwise be a mundane life. Bloggers are awesome for the love and time they devote to creating content and subsequently fueling my ever growing TBR.


I TAG: Alienor @Fox’sWanderings, Andrea @Andrea’sBookCorner, Julie @OneBookMore, and if your name or the name of your blog has the letter “O” in it. If I didn’t tag you, you should still do it. It was fun.

This is a great tag! Thank you again, Etta, for tagging me! I had fun figuring out my novel and who would write it. I hope you choose to partake in it. I look forward to reading your responses!

The Bibliophile’s Night Out Tag

I saw this at White Rose Stories (whose blog is beautiful by the way) and thought, “I need a night out!”

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 5 bloggers to take part
  • ENJOY THE TAG!

PRE-DRiNKS
a prequel/novella you’ve read

The Assassin’s Blade is technically a set of novellas. The Throne of Glass series ranks as one my favorites, and it wouldn’t be complete without the novellas. If anything, it’s worth reading for Sam.

THE TAXI TO ToWN
a book about travel

McKenna is the main character and she heads to Ireland from Massachusetts after finding out some information about her past. I enjoyed the lush descriptions of the places she visits while trying to track down someone to tell her more about herself. Yes, I’d like to visit Ireland one day.

TRYING TO FiND A TABLE
a book you didn’t like to start with, but then ended up loving

I was skeptical when I first read The Ninth House. I would not have read it had I not been reading it for a book club. The beginning was a bit slow, so I had to try a few times before I finally got through the beginning and then I couldn’t stop. I ended up loving it! (The friend who invited me to the book club discussion DNF’d it though.)

FIRST ROUND OF DRiNKS
a first book in a series

Midori sours are my weakness…This is my go-to drink but maybe the first round should be something new, so here’s a book in a series that I’d like to read. The Ninth House convinced me I should give Shadow and Bone a try. I have it on my reading app and forgot about it until recently so I hope to start this soon. If it’s as good as the reviews and as the book club says, I will likely be going through the Grishaverse in its entirety. If you’ve read it, I would love your take on it! Or, if you reviewed it, drop a link so I can check it out.

THE DANCe FLOOR
a book that makes you want to jump up and down with excitement

This is the last book that made me jump up and down. I was so excited when it arrived but had to restrain myself from reading it–I would have jumped to the end had I not done so. I finished it not too long ago though. Is it as good as I hoped? Yes. I couldn’t help sighing after I completed it.

THE TOiLETS
a book you wouldn’t touch with a barge pole

I don’t have a specific book that fits into this category…how about a genre?. I am terrified of horror–you won’t catch me with a copy of The Shining or anything remotely close to it. **shivers**

THE FiRST TO BAIL
the last book you DNF’d

I’m technically still working on it but it’s taking me longer to finish it than most books. It’s interesting. The beginning started off really good but I’m having a hard time with how the heroine is written and her interaction with the hero. I’m hoping to be able to pick it back up after some time away…um, a lot of time away.

THE JOURNeY HOME
a book you can’t really remember the plot of anymore

This is an older book but I suddenly started thinking about it after reading Adrienne Young’s Fable and Namesake. I haven’t read this since I was a kid but I think I might want to reread this because I do not remember who the murderer is.

THE MORNiNG AFTER
a comfort read

Rereading books make the best comfort reads. I just recently finished reading Meet Cute again and it was as good as I remember it. I still think the leads are great together. I still love that ending.

This was a lot of fun! If you need a night out, then I tag YOU!!
Please get me a midori sour while you’re out. Heh…

The Reread Tag

I saw this tag at a few places, but most recently at Kristin Kraves Books. I love rereading books. It’s one of the indicators of how much I enjoy a book, so I needed to do this one.

THE RULES:

1. A childhood favourite that you could read 100 times and still love.

Can you believe this was written in 1958? I had to read this for class a long time ago, but I now consider this a favorite and read it a few years ago. I remember liking the romance in this…I still do. It’s sweet.

2. A book you DNF’d but would be willing to give a second chance to.

I started it back in February but had to temporarily put this on hold while I tried to catch up with work and reviews. I am currently trying to finish reading it. (Review from Debjani’s Thoughts)

**Update 08/27/2021**
I finished it in April 2021. My Review.

3. A newer favorite you would reread.

I adored this book. I already reread some of my favorite parts and will likely be rereading the whole thing soon. (My Review)

4. A book you hated and never want to read again

I’m not sure if I would say that I hated it as much as I was extremely frustrated with the main character who changed on me. I had such high hopes and then it was like I didn’t even know her at all. Don’t even get me started on the love interest in here. He made me mad too. (My Review)

5. A classic you read in school but want to try again.


I think Great Expectations might be something to reread just to see how I might feel about it now versus how I felt about it in school. This also just reminded me of Mono’s “Life in Mono” from the movie soundtrack. I included it for nostalgia’s sake.

6. An author you would reread anything from

This is a hard one but the first author I thought of was Lucy Score. She writes steamy romance novels. Of those I’ve read, there have been at least a few I’ve given 5 stars or nearly 5 stars too. Here are some of my recommendations.

7. A series you want to reread for the fun of it

This was one of my favorites in 2020. Colleen Cowley crafted a series that hit all the right places and a slow burn romance that had me wondering, “if this isn’t loooooove then why does it hurt so bad?” (Okay… so those aren’t the lyrics but please listen to Ruth B’s “If This is Love” and sing the above for the chorus instead. Ha…)

8. A book you’ve read but want to listen to the audiobook

Because it’s a good book and I know I’m doing an awful job pronouncing words, I’d like to listen to Firekeeper’s Daughter. For someone who has always had her name mispronounced throughout life, I think it’s important to try to get it right. (My Review)

If you decide to do the tag, I’d love to read your post!

OMG! That Song Book Tag

OMG! That Song Book Tag is a tag where you have to answer with both a song and a book. I love pairing books and music so I couldn’t not do it. The tag was created by Katie at Katesbookdate, and I saw it over at Kerri McBookNerd.

MY JAM

a song you have to listen to no matter how many times you’ve heard it before

a book you’ll never get sick of

I Feel It Coming” – The Weeknd
The Weeknd is currently one of my favorite artists. While I like his most recent tracks, this one may likely remain my favorite.

The Green Rider – Kristen Britain
This is the book I read nearly every year. A classic medieval fantasy about a girl who gets kicked out of school and ends up becoming one of the king’s messengers while she’s heading home.

THROWBACK

a song that reminds you of the cringiest time in your life

a book you read that you wouldn’t like if you were to read it now

“Missing You” – Brandy, Tamia, Gladys Knight & Chaka Khan
This is both a reminder of one of the cringiest times but also one of the most memorable. That’s all I can say…or would like to say. Ha! Isn’t this such a great collaboration though?

Silent Knight – R.L. Stine
I read this so long ago but it suddenly came to mind after seeing recent news on R.L. Stine and Goosebumps. My then best friend loved these novels, and I jumped on board with her. I remember enjoying The Fear Street series at the time but I don’t think I’d enjoy them anymore.

REPLAY

a recent song that you have on repeat

a recent favorite book

“Please Don’t Touch” – Raye
A fellow blogger on Twitter shared that she had Raye on repeat and I decided to check it out. And then, I had the entire album on replay. This one is probably my favorite though.

The Knockout Rule – Kelly Siskind
I gushed about it in a review already but I liked this book so much. The leads had great chemistry and the writing tugged at my emotions.

“broken hearts are messy splintered things that break time and again but keep ticking”


GETS ME

a song that is literally me

a book that is me in book form

OK Not to be OK – Marshmello & Demi Lavato
I loved this song the first time I heard it. It’s everything I needed.
“Don’t get lost in the moment or give up when you’re closest all you need is somebody to say…It’s okay not to be okay.”

Waiting for Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
Overall, I thought the book wasn’t too bad. Annie isn’t my favorite heroine but maybe it’s because I saw too much of myself in Annie. HAHAHA. She has her Nora Ephron/Meg Ryan holy trinity while I have my duo–You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. My head is always in the clouds and just about anything can turn into a meet cute in my head–hahaha. I’m going to have to reread this book now (Reviewed at A Little Haze Book Blog)

WUT

a weird song that you liked anyway

a unique book that stuck out to you for some reason

“Stonehenge” – Ylvis
This song reminds me of grad school so once in a while my friend and I send it to each other and laugh. It’s so random and funny. But seriously…what’s the meaning of Stonehenge? hahaha…

The Sun is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon
I love this book a lot, and I’ve mentioned it several times since starting this blog. It’s unique in that it’s the first book I’ve read written this way with multiple points of views that also includes an omniscient narrator (Reviewed at jthbooks; Reviewed at Reading Asian America)

LET’S GO

pick your best pump song

a book that inspires you

“Bubble Pop” – HyunA
OMG! This song will be 10 years old in July! It’s a lot of fun. It’s catchy and playful. I can’t help but get up and move around when it’s on.

Rockaway Bride – Pippa Grant
Willow, the heroine, plays it safe because she doesn’t want to worry her mom. When she finally gets the outlet she needs, she makes a bucket list of so many crazy things, including sleeping with a rockstar. Willow serves as an inspiration. It’s such a good book (My Mini-Review)

CHILL

your best relaxing song

a book you’d curl up with on a rainy day

YouTube found this for me while I was studying. This is now one of my favorites. It’s so relaxing.

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow – Laura Taylor Namey
Reading this book is like a being wrapped in a cardigan. Just thinking about it makes me want to grab a cup of mint tea. I enjoyed this book a lot. (My Review)

ADDICTING

a guilty pleasure song

a light [guilty pleasure]* read you can’t help but love

“Pull Marine” – Valentin Stuff
I don’t watch the show but I often find myself spiraling down a YouTube hole listening to various contestants from The Voice and other similar shows. I have a few favorites but this guys’ voice…the judges say it best…OH LA LA.

Since I Saw You – Beth Kery
Like the song, this book is also OH LA LA. There’s a whole lot of sex and there is a story, although not a lot. The book is good because Kery’s writing is sooo good.

*the original prompt was “trashy read” but I think guilty pleasure is a substitute I like better

NOSTALGIA

a throwback song you look back fondly on

a book you read and loved when you were young

“Set Adrift on Memory Bliss” – BSB
I grew up on boy bands, and I was a BSB fangirl all the way. Someone got into an argument with me because I liked BSB more, and she was an NSYNC fan–she threatened to beat me up. Maybe not a fond time to look back on but obviously it didn’t stop me from liking BSB. I like both P.M. Dawn’s version and the BSB cover of this song.

The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley
I’ve always loved fantasy. I’ve always loved fantasy with a strong heroine, and Aerin was one of my favorites. I first read this so long ago and reread it again a couple years ago. It’s remained a favorite and reminds me why I’m a fan of medieval fantasy.

TAGS

I had a lot of fun with this tag. It made me think of the past and the present. It even made my fingers curl when searching for the song that reminded me of my cringiest time in my life. *shivers* Now, it’s time to tag…YOU!! I would love to read your responses and see what you choose and I hope you have as much fun as I did.

Liebster Award

Many thanks to Julie at One Book More for nominating me. Her blog is awesome, and I enjoy many of her reviews. Her recommendations have contributed to my already leaning tower of TBR. She’s already (deservingly) received multiple Liebster Awards, and I’d love to tag her back if I could. Please do check her blog out if you have not already done so.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  • Notify your 11 nominees.
  1. How long have you been blogging?
    I’ve only been blogging since June and still a noobie, trying to learn my way around. The bookish community has been great!
  2. If you could interview on author, who would you choose?
    I would love to interview G.A. Aiken. Aiken’s The Scarred Earth Saga was a fun read, and I’m looking forward to more books from the series.
  3. Do you prefer series or standalones?
    Standalones (that are often part of a series…heh)
  1. What is your favorite genre(s)?
    I love fantasy and I love romance so fantasies with romance are close to my heart.
  2. Do you prefer to read one book at a time or more than one?
    I try to read just one but I usually end up reading a few at once, bouncing back and forth depending on what I feel like. Moody…I know (hehehe)
  1. What is your most anticipated read?
    For the Wolf – Hannah Whitten
    Whitten’s updates on Twitter are killing me. The excerpts sound sooooo good.

    Broken Web (Shamanborn #2) – Lori M. Lee
    I’m excited to find out what happens to Sirscha Ashwyn and her bff Saengo.
  1. What is the name of the last book you loved?
    Anna Richland’s His Road Home (2014) is a novella but it’s so good. I just finished rereading it. I know this is one I’ll come back to again.
  2. Do you have any blogging goals for 2021?
    I would like to continue blogging (heh…). When I first started, I really wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it past the first month, and now it’s already been nearly 6 months. (WHAT?!) I am eyeing the 1-year mark for 2021. I hope I make it!
  3. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    I’ve wanted to go to S. Korea for a while now but I’d also like to visit Japan, specifically Todai-ji Daibutsu-den where the deer roam around freely.
  1. What’s your favorite thing to do besides reading and blogging/writing?
    Eat, sleep, watch movies/series
  2. Do you reread books?
    I’m a serial rereader. I’ve reread my favorite books multiple times. Case in point, see answer to #7. Hahaha.

I NOMINATE:

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. What song do you currently have on repeat?
  2. What books do you look forward to reading in December?
  3. What is your favorite quote from a book?
  4. If you could vacation in any book, which book would it be?
  5. What is one piece of wisdom you would like to share for new bloggers or those thinking about starting a blog?
  6. What blogging goals do you have for 2021?
  7. Coffee or tea?
  8. Although 2020 has been a difficult year, what is something that brought you a smile this year?
  9. What is a book you ended up liking more than you initially expected you would?
  10. What is a trope you are particularly fond of?
  11. Which OTP do you currently ship that others should also jump on board with?