Book tag: A to Z Tag

What is up, you guys? Welcome back to another weekly blog post. As you can see from the title, I am doing a book tag which I have not done for a long time. I found this tag on https://sunsetsandbookfests.com/2017/01/20/a-to-z-book-tag/. 

 

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Harry Potter or The Boxcar Children

Best Sequel Ever:

The Tower Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Currently Reading:

Show me by Gabriella Slade

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Mountain Dew/soda (night) Tea/water (day)

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical book

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Snape or Darcy (my reaction to your reaction, I know I am crazy.)

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Hidden Gem Book:

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Starting to reading consistently at the age of twelve.

Just Finished

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I typically don’t jump into romance books. It’s just that nowadays that people don’t understand that there is a thing called inappropriateness. If you know what I am talking about, why? Noone wants to read that. And if you do, why?

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

Major book hangover because of:

The One by Kiera Cass, the end felt as though it was rushed. I am like. Why? Why would you do that to me?

Number of bookcases

I have one.  The reason why is, half the books I get are from the library. I probably need around 2,000 dollars to buy all the books I have enjoyed. So if you want to buy me anything, an Amazon/Barnes and Noble gift card. *wink wink*

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Carrie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Bank

Preferred Place To Read:

In bed.

Quote, that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

There’s some good left in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – Samwise, Lord of the Rings

Reading Regret:

Following the trending books and getting disappointed. Believing they’re different than any other book today.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan,  Lunar Chronicles, The Wingfeather Saga, The Giver Quartet, The Inheritance Cycle, Matched, Grisha Verse, Six of Crows, and Rebel of the Sands

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

The Odyssey by Homer

Kristian’s War by Peter Wisan

Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Mr. Darcy…

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Worst Bookish Habit:

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: 

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Your latest book purchase:

The Theif, The Damsel, and The Dragon by Angela Watts

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Cinder by Marissa Meyers.

 

See ya next week. My people of the book community.

Book Sacrifice Tag

I found this book tag on Lizzy’s blog.

The rules of the book sacrifice tag:

You are given a situation and you have to choose a book for each situation.All situations are fictional.

1) An Over-Hyped Book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a bookstore just browsing when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA system, saying that military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hate? So you start chucking at the zombies; knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wiped them out?!?

Answer: I had heard great things about J.K. Rowling new work, The Cursed Child. Its sucked. There was no originality. Are you crazy? Only thing I liked was the humor. Yuck.

2) A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Answer: Go Set a Watchman. The story itself was weird and by the end of the story, I didn’t understand what the story was even about.

3) Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?

Answer: Although I didn’t even get halfway to the story, Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger sucked. He talked about how “horrible” is his life was. So much language.

4) Let ’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM! Global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You ’re trapped and your only chance of survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run, your least favorite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

Answer: I loved the first book but the second book, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass destroyed each thing. Ahh, no. The romance shattered any hope for me.

 

Fictional boyfriends

I decided to mix the book tag “Who are your book boyfriends?” with fictional boyfriends from tv shows/movies. Enjoy.

Merlin Show

Merlin: Well obviously who doesn’t like Colin Morgan. Then again, I might be just a third wheel with Merlin and Arthur’s bromance.

Merlin inspires me because of his selflessness. He always puts others first. No matter what happens to him. He is kind and does not seek reward for his actions, although it is sometimes frustrating. People think he is an idiot, but I know that he is one of the greatest men to ever live.

Gwaine: Who can say no to this face?

Heidi is always wondering "WHY AM I NOT FRIENDS WITH EOIN MACKEN?" and after reading this post, we still don't have an answer.

Harry Potter

Snape: Snape is my favorite male character in the whole series. He dislikes Harry Potter, me too. No one would touch me since everyone is intimidated by him. A win, win.

My pages à la page: Novità in liberia: Harry Potter si back!

Jane Austen

Darcy from 1995 Pride and Prejudice

Darcy - Function - Inflected form(s) - Etymology - Pride and Prejudice #janeausten #fanart

Colin Firth - Pride and Prejudice, 1995 | The Definitive Ranking Of Actors Who Have Played Mr Darcy

Heartland

Ty: I am currently finishing the tv show on Netflix then I will rewatch the series again to prepare for the new seasons coming out.  Then again who doesn’t want a boyfriend like Ty.

Graham Wardle (Ty Borden)

The Lord of the Rings

Samwise  Gamgee

Sam is literally the only reason the ring made it to mount doom!! Frodo would have died a hundred times over without him!

Sam, a truer friend never existed.

Marvel

*coughs*  Tom Hiddleston

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Loki

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William Buxton (Return to Cranford)

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*coughs again* Benedict Cumberbatch

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I can’t watch any nature documentaries that have him as a narrator. My face will get bright red. XD

 

And that’s it. Thanks for making my face blush.

Thanks for Reading!

 

Reader Problems Book Tag

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

It really depends on what mood I have.

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

It depends on why I dislike it. Death boring, I will continue reading. Cursing or inappropriate scenes, it’s a no go.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

I will try. I will read short books, ebooks, children’s books, or whatever I can get my hands on.

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

I will survive. It really depends if its a paperback vs hardback.

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

Find someone. Look through Pinterest, they has to be someone who has the same opinion.

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

I have never cried for any fictional situation so I wouldn’t know. Don’t judge me.

7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

It really depends how thick the first book is. At times, I don’t care about the first book. I just want to read the sequel.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

Sorry, I would love to share my books but I miss already when I am not home. I will continuously text you making sure my babies are safe. It’s safer still in case something happens.  You might disappear from the face of this earth.

9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

I will read from a different genre.

10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

All of them, if I had the money for it. Usually five or anything under $100.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

It really depends. If I am already reading something, I will wait until I finish the book. Or I will dive right into the books.

I tag:   Emmaline

Kate Flournoy

@bookish beginnings

@Justwriting

Thanks for Reading!

 

 

TBR Shame Tag

So in this tag, you are to write all the unread books on your bookshelves. I tag anyone. The good thing about the shame tag is half the books I have on my “to read” I don’t own. I usually go to the library to get them.

  1. Hood by Lawhead
  2. Spies Among Us by Agatha Christe
  3. The Silmarillion by Tolkien
  4. The Incorrigible Children by  Maryrose Wood
  5. Seek With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman
  6. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster
  7. The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christe
  8. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christe
  9. The End by Lemony Snicket
  10. Miss Marple Meets Murder by Agatha Christe
  11. Suprise Endings by Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christe
  12. Murder on Board by Agatha Christe
  13. Plain Paradise
  14. New Dawn on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea Macbride
  15. The Age of Innocent by Edith Wharton
  16. Five Great Dialogues by Plato
  17. Selected Lives and Essays by Plutarch
  18. The Most of P.G. Wodehouse by P.G. Wodehouse
  19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  20. Emma by Jane Austen
  21. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  22. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  23. Modern Essentials
  24. The Tea Book by Louie Cheadle and Nick Kilby

 

And there you have it. 24 books of 86 books. Not including textbooks and cookbooks.

What books are on your to read books?

 

 

 

The Name Book Tag

I found this tag on Madi’s blog. The purpose of this book tag is to spell out our name with book titles. I will use my name, Sunny Houk.

 

S- Songs in our Memories by R.A. Rooney

Songs In Our Memories (a novelette)

 

U- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

8664353

 

N-Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

47281

 

 

N- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

50398

 

Y- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

286957

 

 

 

H- Halt’s Peril by John Flanagan

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O-Olympus at War by Kate O’Hearn

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U- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

46787

K– Kristian’s War by Peter Wisan

Kristian's War (The Searchers Series, #1)

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Rapid Fire Book Tag

I know its been awhile since I did a book tag. A very long time. Here you go, hopefully I will posting more on books soon.

Question 1: E-Book or Physical Book?

It really depends. If the ebook is free or under five dollars. I will buy it. If not, I will read a physical book.

Question 2: Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback since Hardback is too expensive. Unless I find them a cheaper price at a thift store.

Question 3: Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online is safer since I can see how much it actually cost before I check out.

Question 4: Trilogies or Series?

I read more trilogies than series. So trilogies all the way!

Question 5: Heroes or Villains?

Both. It really depends if I like them or not.

Question 6: A book you want everyone to read?

THE BIBLE.

The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien or The Odyssey by Homer.

Question 7: Recommend an underrated book?

The Crucible by Arthur Miller or The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Question 8: The last book you finished?

Journey by Accident by R.A. Rooney

Question 9: The Last Book(s) You Bought?

Enjoy the Poddle Skirt by Kate Willis

Question 10: Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

Gum wrapper, candy wrapper, hair tie, or a rock

Question 11: Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes, the cheaper the better.

Question 12: Top Three Favourite Genres?

Real Classics, Fanasty, Poetry

Question 13: Borrow or Buy?

Borrowed by Library. Buy if I have already read it or I have enough confidence it won’t be a waste of my money.

Question 14: Characters or Plot?

Plot. I read books because the plot interests me. Don’t really care for the characters until half way through the book.

Question 15: Long or Short Books?

It really depends if I am committed to read the book or not.

Question 16: Long or Short Chapters?

Short Chapters!

Question 17: Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire,  King Arthur and the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green, The Odessey by Homer

Question 18: Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Almost made me cry and I never cry while reading books.

Question 19: Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional!

Question 20: Audiobooks: Yes or No?

I never tried. So I would not know.

Question 21:

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Sometimes. Its really the plot that gets me to read something.

Question 22: Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Book to Movie. I haven’t watched any book to TV adaptations

Question 23: A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

UHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, idk..

Question 24: Series or Standalone?

Both. It depends….

 

Thanks for reading! What book tag or tags should I do next?