Bollywood Book Tag – SRK Edition

Well hello there! It’s been a while but I’m glad to be back and writing. A lot has happened, a lot of reading has been done, and I’ve missed quite a few fun tags. So to remedy that fact, I’m going to do part one of a tag created by my great friends Shouni @ Through the Book Portal and Empress @ The Empire of Starlight: The Bollywood Book Tag. It’s a two part collaboration, the Shah Rukh Khan edition was created by Shouni and the Song Edition was done by the Empress. So a big thank you to both of them for tagging me and for creating such an awesome tag. Definitely make sure to check out their answers to the questions.

In this post, I’ll be doing the Shah Rukh Khan edition and next week I’ll finish up the tag with the Song edition. Now let’s get right into it!

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – Favorite Classic

My all time favorite classic is easily the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I absolutely love the symbolism and language throughout the entire book. And the characters are as dynamic and interesting as the plot. I love this book and I recommend it to literally everyone.

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Favorite Romance

I always say I’m not super into romance, but in the past two years I’ve been reading a lot of them. Out of all the ones I’ve read, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is definitely my favorite. Simon is so great and the plot is so much fun, the perfect mix of silly and realistic.

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham – Great in All Aspects

Ooohh, this is a hard one. I can find faults with every book I’ve ever read. But if I had to pick one, I’d go with The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Trials by Oliver Sacks. It’s definitely a book that’s for people who are into psychology but, even if you aren’t, it’s still so interesting. Continue reading “Bollywood Book Tag – SRK Edition”

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Tag: Mid Year Book Freak Out

Yay tags! It’s been a few months since my last. And this one seemed especially appropriate because of last week’s 2017 checkup post. Special thanks to Shouni @ Through the Book Portal for tagging me! If you’re not reading her blog, you’re definitely not doing life right. So go check her out. But first, the tag.

BEST BOOKS YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2017?

BEST SEQUEL OF 2017 SO FAR

23766634The third in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, no question.

First and foremost, it’s the only sequel I’ve read thus far.

Second, it’s Sarah J. Maas and I adore her.

And third, there was so much depth to every character in this book and so many surprises. 

All around, one of my favorite reads so far. And definitely my favorite sequel.

NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT YOU WANT TO

Can I cheat? I’m going to cheat because I have three for this question.

Almost a month ago now, I had the pleasure of meeting Renée Ahdieh and Julie Murphy at the RT Booklover’s Convention which was held in Atlanta this year. Both of them were absolutely amazing people. It was an amazing convention and I’m working on getting some amazing pictures of the books I picked up so I can write a post about it.

Regardless, both of them were amazing and they told me about their up coming books and I fell in love. I already love Ahdieh because of The Wrath and the Dawn (which I loved). And I think I’m going to like Flame in the Mist even more. Although I’ve had Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy on my list for a while, I’m definitely more interested in reading Ramona Blue.

To Catch A Killer by Sheryl Scarborough hasn’t been on my TBR for very long but the premise sounds amazing. Basically a girl trying to find her mother and her biology teacher’s killer. Sounds pretty interesting, if you ask me.  Continue reading “Tag: Mid Year Book Freak Out”

Tag: Fantastic Beasts Book Tag

So, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out in theaters and I have, unfortunately, not been able to see it. I know, shame on me. But I hope to see it soon *wishfully crosses fingers*. Regardless, I’m going to thoroughly enjoy doing this tag. Thank you to Shounima @ Through the Book Portal for tagging me. Make sure to check out her answers to this tag.

*Please note: I’m sorry so for the amount of pictures on this post. I realized I read a lot of series, thus a lot of pictures. Also, click on the cover images to get to the Goodreads pages for each book.

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A Unicorn is a being of pure magic.
Choose a book with your favorite magical system

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

Y’all knew this was coming. There was no way that a fantasy tag wasn’t going to include the ever amazing Sarah J. Maas and her Throne of Glass series! And after reading Empire of Storms, I have fallen even deeper in love with this series. Honestly, the magical system in this is the second best system I’ve ever seen, Harry Potter being the first (obviously). And the covers are just absolutely gorgeous.

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Choose a book that unexpectedly set you on fire
A book with an unexpected twist

Friction

Friction by Sandra Brown was so good! Definitely a worthwhile read.  I was surprised by some of the things that happened here, which is usually a pretty hard thing to do. I really enjoyed it. Continue reading “Tag: Fantastic Beasts Book Tag”

Tag: The Harry Potter Spells Tag

So things are happening in the Harry Potter world and I love the wizarding universe thus this wonderful tag is appropriate for the time. The Harry Potter Spells Tag was created by TurtleSympathy on YouTube but the video has been removed. But I ran across it over at Sarah’s blog Written Word Worlds and decided I’d do it too.

Quick note: All of the cute images of the spells are not mine. I grabbed them from Sarah’s blog post.

So let’s do this thing!

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A book that you found interesting but would like to rewriteThe Secret of Raven Point

I’m actually planning on writing a review for  but here’s a sneak peak I really liked the story and the premise. I even really quite enjoyed the plot  the way it was delivered was a bit rough. I think I’d change the writing style because it was uncomfortably choppy and almost a little rushed. But it was fantastic nonetheless.

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The first book in a series that got you hooked

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

If you don’t know by now, I am obsessed with Sarah J. Maas’ series Throne of Glass. It’s amazing and easily one of my very favorite series. None of my friends seem to like the series, but I swear it’s amazing. Highly recommend from yours truly. Continue reading “Tag: The Harry Potter Spells Tag”

Taylor Swift Book Tag

So I was scrolling through blogs – as one often does – and I ran into this little beauty over on Jamie’s blog Becoming Bookish. The Taylor Swift Book Tag isn’t particularly new and I remember it going around booktube for a while, in fact this tag was created by the booktuber Sarah-Jane at The Book Life.

So let’s get into this tag!

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

A book or series that you were pretty sure that you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with
Twilight (Twilight, #1)New Moon (Twilight, #2)Eclipse (Twilight, #3)Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

The Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer . Man oh man, I really loved part of this series. It was good up until I started thinking about how not good it wasn’t. I really hated New Moon and then I started thinking about how badly written the entire thing was.

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Pick a book with red on the coverSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This was kinda difficult to pick for even though I read quite a few books that have red covers. My choice is the phenomenal Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli which I have a review for. It was incredible to read and I absolutely loved it. Continue reading “Taylor Swift Book Tag”

Tag: This or That Book Tag

So this cool book tag all about the your reading preferences was created by The This or That Book Tag was created Ayunda over at Tea and Paperbacks. But I was nominated by the the awesome (and pretty funny) Shruti at This is Lit. Both of these lovely ladies come highly recommended from yours truly. Seriously, go follow them. But first, let’s hop into this tag.

The Rules

  1. Mention the creator of the tag
  2. Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  3. Choose one of the options, you don’t have to tell the reasons why you chose that but you can also do them if you want to.
  4. Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!

The Questions

Reading on the couch or in the bed?

Definitely reading on the couch. I have a thing about reading upside down so I like to lay off the edge of the couch simply because my bed is really high. But to be honest, I’m more likely to be on the floor when I read.

Male main character or Female main character?

Ehm….. good question. I generally read more female main characters but I’d really love to read some good novels with male main characters. Any good recommendations out there?

Sweet Snacks Or Salty Snacks?

I’m about to sound really strange but I generally don’t eat while I’m reading unless I’m sitting down for a meal. On the few occasions that I do eat and read, I’d probably say sweet snacks- usually in the form of fruits. Continue reading “Tag: This or That Book Tag”

Tag: The Book Life

I’m sure countless of readers have dreamt of living in various book universes, I know I have. In this tag, I will share with you my ideal world from various lovely pieces of literature. Let’s get started!

18667779Who would your parents be?

My parents would be Emi’s parents from Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour because her parents were awesome– eclectic, interesting, and a little bit funny. We only spent a few moments with them but they were nice to read about.

763588Who would be your sister?

I want Anne from Anne of Green Gables to be my younger sister because she would be so much fun to play with. She’s fun loving and imaginative and I wouldn’t mind spending hours with her.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaWho would be your brother?

This is something I’ve never actually thought that much about. But, I think that I would have to go with…. uhm… I actually don’t know. I guess…. Simon from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli because he’s the least irritating of the male characters I’ve read.

Charlotte's WebWho would be your pet?

Ok this one is going to be a little weird. But when I was younger Continue reading “Tag: The Book Life”

Tag: The Birthstone Tag

This awesome Birthstone Tag was created by Jay G over on YouTube. Let’s hop right on in…

January (Garnet): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

In Blake Butler’s Three Hundred Million, the darkest and most horrendous character in the entire novel is… yourself. That’s what makes it such a great psycological thriller despite the fact that I hated almost every other aspect about this novel.

February (Amethyst): Purple is associated with royalty –  Name a book with regal qualities… you can base this off of characters or choose the king of all books.

Easily the entirety of the Throne of Glass series. No tag would be complete without at least one mention of this ultra- glorious series by Sarah J. Maas. Seriously you should read this series.

March (Aquamarine): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower

Erm… this one’s a bit tough. I think I’d have to say…Hailey from the The Night Ranger. She was kind of her own character but then she would do something that would thrust her into a weird sort of follower like position. I don’t know, she was a bit weird even though I didn’t dislike her.

April (Diamond): A diamond in the rough name a book that you loved but is not well-known

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. This novel has a ton of mixed reviews but it’s definitely one of my favorite poetry books. The audio book, which I listened to back in sixth grade, was amazing and almost every poem was perfect for slam poetry. I absolutely loved it.

Another option is The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig. I read this last summer and it was a glorious. The changing of time periods and point of views was phenomenal and the storyline itself was beautifully choreographed. I really loved this novel because it’s one of the few where I didn’t have a favorite main character over the other. It was quite nice. Continue reading “Tag: The Birthstone Tag”

Tag: Disney Princess

Here is the continuation of the Disney related series: Part 2- The Disney Tag. Yes, I am aware of the fact that this is almost three months late but I’m doing it. I don’t know if I’ll be doing another one.

 

1. Snow White – Name your favorite classic

Easy. I choose The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I love this novel because the imagery in his novel is phenomenally done and almost everything is some form of a symbol. I really didn’t expect to like it but it was a required book in 11th grade and I’m so glad I read it.

2. Cinderella- Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

Lexicon by Max Berry. It’s set in a world where coercion is a science of language and the people who master this science are known as “Poets”. We follow the lives of Emily Ruff, who has been brought to this school, and a seemingly innocent man named Wil Jamieson who is the key to a war among Poets. It’s absolutely amazing and I just had to find out the end.

3. Aurora- Name your favorite classic romance

Erm… Romance… I don’t read a lot of romance. I’m going to bend the rules a little here and go for a modern romance instead of a classic: A Good Woman by Danielle Steele.

4. Ariel- Name a book about that’s about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

The Giver by Lois Lowry. Without spoiling, Jonas does make many sacrifices in his fight. And Lois Lowry is just a fantastic author. It’s amazingly well written and not are the characters flushed out, but they’re also relatable. And the plot is absolutely beautiful.  Continue reading “Tag: Disney Princess”

Tag: Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

A big thanks to Cindy over at Stranger Things Have Happened for tagging me!

What to do: I have 5 books picked at random. Each book will answer two questions. The first name I see when I flip through the book without looking will be in that team.
The five books I chose at random:

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)Anne of Green Gables

The first person to die: Gilbert Blythe… I am so okay with this. I really hated Gilbert Blythe in the first book, he was such a jerk. If he dies by zombie, I’m fine.
The person you trip to get away from the zombies: Diana Barry… No! Not Diana! I could never do anything so harsh to my bosom friend! *Fling myself onto a bad and weep in Anne-like fashion*

 

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The first person to turn into a zombie: Mildred Montag… Doesn’t she already fit this mold? I just hope she won’t try to eat my brains. If she stays the same, I think I’ll be okay.
The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies: Clarisse McClellan… Seriously?!?! Why would you do this, what did I do to you? I think, I’m not like others who don’t read.


Gone with the WindGone With the Wind

The idiot of the team: Rhett Butler… Well if he’s the stupidest one on the team, I think I’m pretty safe tonight. Rhett’s cunning and smart and he’d find a way to make good with the zombies. Yay to living!
The “brains” of the team: Ashley Wilkes… Truthfully I don’t remember much of this man which isn’t really a good thing… I might actually die!!

 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass

The team’s medic: Celaena Sardothien…. Forget dying, Celaena’ll just patch me up… And she doubles as a weapon herself. Awesome!
The weapons expert: Dorian Havilliard… Never mind, we’re gonna die. Why not Chaol?!? Why?!?!

 

 
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The brawler: Wil Parke… Yup, still going to die. There is no hope, I can kiss any semblance of humanity good bye. Good bye cruel, zombie filled world!
The Team Captain: Virginia Woolf… HECK YES!!!!! And all is good in the world. No dying tonight. I would have preferred her as my weapons expert but I’m okay with her here. More than okay in fact.

Well that was fun! I’m not really sure I’ve made it out of the zombie apocalypse alive- unfortunately I’m sure Diana hasn’t- but at least my team is interesting.

I tag all of youwho desire to do this. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it immensely.