A-Z Book Tag

A – Author You’ve Read The Most Books From: 

I love series so this one is difficult! I think Terry Goodkind- his Sword of Truth series is 24 books long. I’ve also read a lot of Christine Feehan, Kresley Cole, and Debora Geary!

B – Best Sequel Ever: 

Oh goodness! This is such a difficult question because in my head its not about best sequel, it about best series. I tend to binge series so that its hard for me to distinguish the individual books in my mind. That being said, in no particular order:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

C – Currently Reading: 

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D – Drink of Choice While Reading: 

Hot tea or hot chocolate! I love feeling cozy while reading.

E – E-reader or Physical Book: 

I love the idea of physical books- hardcover books just look so pretty. But I mostly read on my Kindle because it was either stop bringing more books into the house or there wouldn’t be room for my husband!

F – Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School: 

Ron Weasley- I’m the oldest of 4 girls so I understand having a house full of siblings; I also have a ton of freckles; and I’ve also always been the “funny one” in my groups of friends. I think he would be a great friend then boyfriend in high school! Someone to hold hands with and make you laugh.

G – Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: 

I combined this one with the question below, I loved The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner because I went in with 0 expectations.

H – Hidden Gem Book: 

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner! This was such a surprising book that not many people seem to have heard of! I love the main character and the twist at the end!

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I – Important Moment In Your Reader Life: 

My 11th birthday. My aunt bought me 2 books for my birthday – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Those books are what sparked my love of reading and truly showed me how magical books are! I’ve been a Potterhead (proud Hufflepuff, thank you very much) since then and I still try to reread the series every year.

J – Just Finished: 

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Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

K – Kinds Of Books You Won’t Read: 

Hmm.. not much, honestly. Christian NonFiction, Christian Lit, or Old School Westerns don’t really appeal to me.

L – Longest Book You Ever Read: 

I would say the Lord of Rings trilogy which I read as one volume. Also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a whopping 759 pages!

M – Major Book Hangover Because Of: 

The problem  with reading books for review is I feel like I’m living in about 3 different book worlds right now! The modern day gritty world from Blackbirds, 1700 England from Slipper, and the werewolf pack of Aspen Creek from Burn Bright.

N – Number of Bookcases You Own: 

Hmm… 3. But I share them with my husband for his video games and manga. I stopped buying as many physical books when I got my ereader because my husband and I were running out of space to store everything! I REALLY want to some IKEA shelves so all my bookshelves match and I can style them in some way. Right now, they are a mix of browns and scattered around our room.

O – One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: 

I know you’re tired of hearing Harry Potter, but…. I try to reread the series at least once a year. I do love rereading books in general though, so in no particular order:

Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce (at least 4 times)

The Bride by Julie Garwood (at least 3 times)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (at least 2 times)

P – Preferred Place To Read: 

I depends on what I’m reading and what time of year it is. During the warmer months I go outside to our covered gazebo and bring a glass of wine and enjoy the sunshine. In the fall months, I sit in the same gazebo with the fire pit going and a cuppa hot tea or chocolate. In months like this, I sit beside the electric fireplace inside and pretend I can hear it crackling!

Q – Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From A Book You Read: 

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

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

^^^One of my favorite quotes because it is SO TRUE

“Your life is your own. Rise up and live it.”
― Terry GoodkindFaith of the Fallen

R – Reading Regret: 

Ever letting myself lose my passion for reading. And letting myself get into this kind of perpetual reading slump. I can’t seem to just sit down and read much anymore. I used to read book after book after book, but now it takes me weeks to read a 200-and-something page novel. Guess that’s what years of depression can do for ya, huh. But that’s another reason why I created this blog: to surround myself with other bookworms and get myself motivated to read more!

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S – Series You Started And Need To Finish (All Books Are Out In Series): 

Dragonriders of Pern series! I think I’ve read one or two? I loved the Dragon Harper trilogy with Menolly that happens in the same universe.

T – Three Of Your All Times Favorite Books: 

In addition to the series listed above,

Feed by Mira Grant

White Fang by Jack London

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

U – Unapologetic Fangirl For: 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Yes, I know at 26  I’m too old for this series. No, I do not care. I am 100% a daughter of Dionysus and I’m here for it.

V – Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: 

I know its coming out in March which is forever away but,

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W – Worst Bookish Habit: 

Staying up WAYYYY too late to finish a book! Like 6am comes around and I’m still reading and I have work at 10am late! I get sucked into a good story and can’t tear myself away long enough to ya know, sleep!

X – X Marks The Spot – Start At The Top Left Of Your Bookshelf And Pick The 27th Book: 

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Y – Latest Book Purchase: 

I talked about all of them in Stacking the Shelves but I’m most excited about Red Queen because it’s the second book in a duo, and I loved the first book! It’s a retellig of Alice in Wonderland and it’s so dark and twisty!

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Z – ZZZ Snatcher Book – Last Book That Kept You Up Way Too Late: 

My latest up till 6am read was Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs. It’s the latest book in the Alpha and Omega series and well, I devoured it!

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Sunday Post

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Happy Sunday my friends! Today I’m going to share with a wrap up of what to expect this week as well as teasers for some of the new books I received!

ARCs received:

How to Love a Jamaican      Into the Raging Sea    A Place For Us     How Hard Can It Be?

Most excited about: How to Love a Jamaican, two teasers from the first page:

“The first time I saw Cecilia, she was the only other black girl in our small group during freshman orientation.”
“In that song “Power,” when Kanye West raps, “Ma’fucka’, we rollin’ with some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands,” he is talking about dark-skinned girls who look like Cecilia.”

Library books:

Treasure  The Mysterious Affair at Styles   They Both Die at the End   Apocalypse Scenario #683

Most excited about: They Both Die at the End, two teasers from the first page:

“Death-Cast is calling with the warning of a life-time- I’m going to die today.”
“I’m freaking out already, a hundred thoughts immediately drowning out everything around me.”

Purchased on Amazon:

The Hanover Square Affair    Serenade     Cream Puff Murder

Most excited about: Serenade, two teasers from the first page:

“My lungs burned, sweat stung my eyes, and every muscle screamed, but running was an escape from my over-controlled life and the rush of adrenaline and fresh mountain air a drug I couldn’t get enough of.”
“It made me feel normal- or close to what I dreamed normal might be.”

Read this week:

Cruel Prince        Past Crimes Anthology

 

Two sentence review of Cruel Prince:

I loved the creative imagining of Fairy in this story! The story line was compelling and the characters well thought out!

Full review posted soon!

 

Posts for this week:

Cruel Prince full review

Top Ten Tuesday- I’ll answer Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early

Book Blogger Hop – I’ll answer Do you ever feel like you have emerged better for reading a book?

Past Crimes novella reviews & series spotlight

Which of the books I posted above are you most interested in reading the review? Let me know below so I can bump it to the top of my TBR pile!