The “I Messed Up” Book Tag

Hi there,
So, okay, I wasn’t technically tagged to do this (but am I really tagged to do any of them) but I saw it and super wanted to do it so here we are. I saw this tag on the mud and stars book blog, you should go check out that blog it’s super awesome. Anyway, so this tag is basically all stuff that I’ve completely goofed on during my reading career (is career even the right word?). Right, lets just jump right in.

1) A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently?
Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments series. I imagined him old and grey and bearded but apparently that isn’t even close. His character description just went way over my head so I didn’t realize he was young until he started a thing with Alec. Even then I was kinda creeped out for a while first.
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2) A character name that you’ve been pronouncing wrong?
Tobias from the Divergent trilogy. I pronounced it toe-bee-us for all three books and then the movie came out and ruined everything.
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3) An overused trope that is your guilty pleasure
I actually have no idea, most overused tropes annoy me a lot so I don’t think I have an answer.

4) A cliche character type that you like seeing on screen than reading about
Definitely the “bad boy” character that has to hide his dangerous past. I love it on screen and I love that the actors are always super attractive but I hate it in novels, its just super frustrating.

5) A word/phrase that you learned because of its use in a book
I learned the word ‘seldom’ because it was used in the book series Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews. I had no idea what it meant before that or even that it was a word for that matter. So thanks Ms Andrews.

6) Have you ever not read/not completed a reading requirement for school
I actually read every assigned book in school because I generally liked them all.

7) Have you ever (or have wanted to) skipped a chapter from the point of view you weren’t interested in?
I’ve never actually skipped a chapter but during the beginning of Dragonfly in Amber I really didn’t want to read from Roger Wakefield’s perspective, I just wanted all the Jamie/Claire stuff.
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8) Have you ever cancelled social plans to read a book?
I think the more appropriate question here is have I ever had social plans?
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Alright so that is it for this tag. I tag anyone who had as little ideas as I had this week. I hope you enjoyed and fingers crossed I get the time to see you all soon.

Signing off, Verity

 

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30 Disney Questions

Hi there,
I know, I know, it’s been forever. You’ve heard the excuse a thousand times now but I promise you, I was seriously busy so let’s all Let it Go. Anyway, today I bring you the shining, shimmering, splendid world of Walt Disney. You are welcome. I saw this tag on sherlockianbooklovers blog, you should all go check out that post it’s like a Whole New World. Anyway, without further ado, lets Go the Distance and get started.

1) Favourite character:
Well this sure started off with an easy question . . . I think though I will have to go with the adorable Stitch. I mean he’s cute and fluffy and funny. The whole package really as far as Disney characters are concerned.
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2) Favourite Princess: 
I’d have to go with Belle from Beauty and the Beast for this one. She has been my favourite Princess since forever. I had a brief fling with Ariel but in the end Belle was the one who truly held my heart.
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3) Favourite Heroine:
I’m taking this to mean female character who isn’t a Princess, and in that case I would have to say Mulan. She’s swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon. She’s got the strength of a raging fire and is as mysterious as the dark side of the moon.
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4) Favourite Prince:
I’d have to say lovely Prince Eric, with his brilliant eyes and his hair and his kindness. He also loves dogs.
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5) Favourite Hero:
For sure this is Flynn Rider, AKA Eugene Fitzherbert. Super funny, super caring and super handsome.
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6) Favourite animal:
Koda, the amazingly snuggable bear cub from Brother Bear, the movie that ripped all the tears from my eyes.
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7) Favourite sidekick:
The great and powerful . . . MUSHU. He is hilarious as a sidekick and basically totally useless but it works.
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8) Favourite villain:
Scar from the Lion King. He’s dark and dangerous but funny and sophisticated about it at the same time.
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9) Favourite original character:
It’s Goofy for sure. He was my favourite original character from the very beginning. I actually have no idea why though.
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10) Favourite love song:
At Last I see the Light from Tangled. It’s such a beautiful song and ties in perfectly with the theme of the film.
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11) Favourite song:
I literally have a million of them but for the purpose of this question I’ll pick the one that’s stuck in my head right now. Go the Distance from Hercules, an awesome song that will help you at every point in your life.
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12) Favourite villain song:
Poor Unfortunate Souls from the Little Mermaid, sung by the marvelous villain that is Ursula. Her song is so catchy!
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13) Least favourite song:
I really don’t know. Probably If I See an Elephant Fly from Dumbo. Not too sure though.
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14) Favourite kiss:
I really, really do not know. There are so many amazing Disney kisses that I can’t choose just one.

15) The first movie you saw:
I have absolutely no idea at all

16) Favourite classic:
Probably Snow White, there’s something about it I just really like.
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17) Song that always gets stuck in your head:
I’ll Make a Man out of You. I mean does it not get stuck in anyone’s head?
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18) Favourite Pixar film:
Either Toy Story or Monsters Inc, both are equally amazing.

19) Least favourite Pixar film:
Either Wall-E or Brave. Wall-E was boring and I never made it to the end of Brave.

20) Favourite Sequel:
Probably the sequel to Cinderella. I have no idea why because it’s pretty pointless and the animation is no where near as good, I just love it for some reason.
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21) Overrated movie:
I don’t think there was one, each film that’s been super hyped up was because it was amazing enough to be super hyped up.

22) Underrated movie:
The Rescuers! I used to watch this all the time at my grandparents house. Good times, good times.
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23) Movie that makes you laugh:
Big Hero 6. It was a complete comedy fest and I loved every minute of it.
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24) Movie that makes you cry:
Literally every single one. In particular though, Toy Story 3.

25) The saddest scene from your movie:
I have two scenes actually. The first when the toys hold hands in the furnace and the second when Andy says goodbye for the last time.

26) Saddest death:
Now I really don’t know. Probably right now it’s Tadashi from Big Hero 6
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27) Favourite quote:
That’s a tough one. At the moment it’s probably “Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely” from the movie The Land Before Time.

28) Favourite theme park:
Magic Kingdom in Disney World, Florida. It’s amazing there.

29) Favourite theme attraction:
Space Mountain or Splash Mountain, both are equally fun. I also love Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Rollar Coaster but both are in MGM, not Magic Kingdom.

30) Favourite theme park show:
Probably the Beauty and the Beast show at MGM. We make a point to go see it every time we’re there.

Alrighty so that is it for the 30 Disney questions. Took me a while to get through but I knew I could do it because if you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true. And boy id I wish upon a star. Thank you so much for reading, I hope to see you soon cause you got a friend in me.

Signing off, Verity

 

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

Hi there,
So its been a while . . . sorry about that. Anyway, I thought I would kick off the tags for the year by doing the “totally should’ve” book tag. This tag was created by youtuber Emmabooks, you should all go and watch her video it’s super entertaining. Alright so lets just jump right in.

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
For this question I would have to go with every single one of Rainbow Rowell’s books. Now I know they’re contemporary’s which are basically always stand-alones but I really want to know what happens to the characters after the events of the books. Particularly what happens to Eleanor and Park from Eleanor and Park. Every time I finished a Rainbow Rowell book I just don’t feel satisfied, I need more!

2. Totally should’ve had a spin off series
I’m going for a totally obvious one here and saying the Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. I would take a spin-off series about literally anything in this universe. My favourite spin-off ideas though would have to be the Marauders and the founders of Hogwarts. But anything, I will take anything!

3. An author who totally should write more books
For this question it would have to be Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I absolutely love her writing style, the worlds she creates and the amazing characters you cannot help but fall in love with. Laini Taylor is someone I think should 100% look to write more books.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else
I’m going with America from the Selection series, she shouldn’t have been with who she ended up with . . . because she shouldn’t have been with anyone. Her indecision made it clear to me, and to many others I’m sure, that she didn’t really love either of them that much.

5. Totally should’ve ended differently
Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan definitely should’ve ended differently. (Spoilers btw), Leo still should’ve got Calypso I get that bit, but he should’ve gotten back to Camp Half-Blood and seen everyone again. I don’t want him out in the middle of nowhere, maybe in another century all together. I just want the seven, Nico, Reyna and Calypso to be together again.

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise
The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu needs a movie franchise. I think they could do it super well, the story is super interesting so it would be a hit and I think there are a tonne of actors that could do a really good job playing those characters. Also there isn’t that much they could potentially screw up.

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show
I think the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas should be made into a TV show. The series is amazing and there is so much detail that I just don’t think a good book to movie adaptation would be possible, but they could definitely do a TV show well.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view
Allegiant by Veronica Roth because the dual POV meant everything sucked.

9. Totally should have a cover change
The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is in desperate need of a cover change. I mean they are seriously hideous and don’t reflect the alien awesomeness that lies within.

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers
Now this is going to sound a bit weird by the Vampire Academy should’ve kept their original covers. The new covers are just the same but with a VA over the top and a weird colour. At least with the old romance novelly covers I could differentiate!

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one
I’d have to say Delirium by Lauren Oliver for this one. Delirium I super enjoyed, Pandemonium I enjoyed less and Requiem I could not get into at all.

Alright so that is all for the totally should’ve book tag. I tag anyone whose idea bank is as empty as mine is.

Signing off, Verity

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Happy Christmas Eve! Sorry for not introducing but I’m just too excited! It’s T-Minus 12 hours and — minutes until Christmas is here. As you may know, Christmas for me is the best time of the year and always will be my absolute favourite thing. So on this most amazing day I thought I’d do the Joy of Christmas Book Tag for you all. It was created by Samatha at the YouTube channel Novels and Nonesense, so go check out her channel. Alright well lets just jump right in.

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?
It would 100% be Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s new Dark Artifices series. It was supposed to come out this year but got pushed to April 2016 and I am so excited for it!
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2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing praises for?
The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Is there even any other series that deserves such a high level of praise? I don’t think so.
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3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?
Right this is tricky, because so many books have wonderful world building. It’s going to have to be a tie I think. It’s between the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas or Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Both are beautifully created and developed worlds.

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read
I’d have to go with, and I’m not sure if this actually counts, but To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee would be my favourite classic. I know, it’s a kinda cliche one but I love the way it’s written and the metaphors around equality.
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5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?
Oh, there are just so many! I think for right now though I’ll say Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, the third book in the Outlander series. Just talking about it before has ignited it fresh in my mind!
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6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?
Any Stephanie Perkins book ever! Also Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Just, contemporary’s man.

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
Definitely the illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the 20th anniversary Outlander. They are two that I’m in love with right now.

8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
The decorations are my favourite part I think. That and Christmas lunch. In my family we have an entire day for decorating the house and we always watch Elf and I love that. I think another one of my favourite things is that every year my sisters and I decorate our names on a piece of paper to put next to our sacks so we know which presents are ours.

Alright so that is it for the Joy of Christmas Book Tag! I hope you enjoyed it and feel free to comment your answers down below. I tag anyone who loves Christmas as much as I do.

Signing off, Verity

All I Want for Christmas Tag

Hi there,
So I know what you’re thinking, “it’s not even Decemeber yet!” I know, I know, but I’m just too excited to not begin the festive tags. Today I’ll be doing the All I want for Christmas book tag, a tag created by youtuber Sasha; her channel is really incredible, she’s creative and funny and loves the same books as me so go check out her channel! Alright so lets just get started I guess.

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?
Jamie Fraser. No question.

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
Once again Jamie Fraser. He is the love of my life so who else would I want to kiss under the mistletoe?

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?
Alright the top five books on my list this year are: Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Winter by Marissa Meyer

4) It’s secret Santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to recieve?
Oh wow, now this is tough because there are so many amazing magical Christmas items to get. I suppose I would love a wizards chess board or a riding broom! Both would be amazing to get as presents.

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?
This would have to be Harry Potter, I love both the characters and the actors and a day with them would be like a dream come true, I couldn’t imagine a better Christmas!

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?
A Hippogriff for sure (I know, more Harry Potter), they are amazingly beautiful creatures and I’d love to be able to ride one, or just pet one.

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?
Jamie Fraser for sure (I need to kiss him at the countdown obviously)
George Weasley
Isabelle Lightwood
Etienne St Clair (the king of party games)
Celaena Sardothein
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Akiva (I wouldn’t have to walk anywhere)
Raffe and Penryn (they could really do with a night off)

8) What character would make a good santa? (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)
I’d have to say Hagrid, not only is he lovely and round like Santa, but he would have the best time and children would love his fun spirit.

Alright so that is all for the All I want for Christmas book tag, comment your answers done below because I would love to know your answers. Hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you next time.

Signing off, Verity

The Avengers Book Tag

Hi there,
So as the month draws to a close I’ve decided to grace you all with the Avengers Book Tag. The tag involves questions that each suit a different Avenger. Alright so lets just jump right in.

1) Iron Man / Tony Stark – A book that made you laugh out loud
I have to pick a collection of books for this one; the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series’. They are hilarious books, because of the character of course, and I laughed my butt off in every one of them.

2) Captain America / Steve Rogers – A book that sends a positive message
I think I’d have to pick Divergent for this question. It really taught me, personally, and I’m sure a lot of other readers that you can be brave, and that you aren’t constricted by societies perceptions of you. It was a really positive message told in a beautifully subtle way.

3) Black Widow / Natasha Romanov – A book with a kick butt female protagonist
Absolutely the Throne of Glass series by the amazing Sarah J. Maas. Celaena is one of the most kick-ass female characters I have ever read of. Her bravery and her love for her family and her friends is what makes her so special.

4) Hawkeye / Clint Barton – An underrated book you wish more people would pay attention to
I think I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson is pretty underrated. It is the most beautifully poetic book and the characters are incredibly well developed. I love this book and more people should definitely read it.

5) Hulk / Bruce Banner – A book that made you incredibly angry
I actually have an entire series for this question. The Shiver series by Maggie Steifvater is a collection of books that made me very angry! The characters are so frustrating, particularly because the two main characters are not only annoying but boring. The story itself was actually really unique and one of the only books involving werewolves that I got into, the characters just made me want to tear my hair our.

6) Thor – A book with a character who’s strength you admired
Cassie from The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy is a character with incredibly admirable strength. She lost the only people in the world she loved: her mother and father both died and her brother was taken away. Nothing stopped her though, not the fact that there were unidentifiable aliens and the fact that she was completely and utterly alone in the world and would probably die. She kept going and I love that about her.

7) BONUS: Loki – A book with a twist or surprise that tricked you
Definitely Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. Oh man, the twist at the end of that book. I was so shocked by that and I actually felt personally betrayed. I was not expecting it at all and I particularly liked said character that it involved. It was a really big shock.

Alright so that is it for my Avengers Book Tag. I tag anyone that wants to do this tag and I especially tag all those people that love the Avengers as much as I do. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.

Signing off, Verity

Spring Book Tag

Hi there,
So at the moment I am in the glorious season of Spring . . . but most other countries are in Autumn. I’ve seen a bunch of Autumn book tag’s going around, a lot that have Halloween themed questions, so I thought I do the Autumn book tag but fiddle the questions around to be relatable to Spring. Alright so lets just jump right in.

1) What is your favourite thing about Spring?
Definitely the fact that the heat is slowly coming back and thawing me out of my winter frost. I absolutely love the sun and seeing it come back just makes my cold heart warm.

2) What book reminds you of finishing school?
I’d have to say the Percy Jackson and Olympians series. It takes place during a summer camp so it definitely reminds me of school ending.

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3) What cover reminds you of Spring?
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy book cover. I think it’s because of my favourite part of Spring! The sun is rising over the trees and it looks so warm and full of colour.

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4) What is you favourite horror/Halloween story?
I don’t read that many horror stories so I’d have to say Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. It was actually pretty scary, there were a lot of people being cut in half by a ghost. It was a brilliant book though.

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5) What is your favourite horror/Halloween film?
I’ve only ever seen one horror film actually, Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock so I’d have to say that. It was a fantastic film as well, the cinematography was incredible.

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6) What Spring book release are you looking forward to most?
Winter by Marissa Meyer, the final book in the Lunar Chronicles. I am so looking forward to this, I absolutely loved the first three books in the series. Really super nervous about how this will end though.

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7) What Spring movie release are you looking forward to?
Mockingjay Part II!! I am so excited for this film! But also really sad that it’s ending and because of the stuff that was happening. The first three films in this series were really good and I am super looking forward to this film.

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8) What are three books you plan to read this Spring?
I hope to finally get to Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas this Spring! I’m also looking forward to reading The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. The final book I’ll be looking to read is The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy, the second book in the Fifth Wave series.

Alright so that is it for my Spring book tag for today. I hope you enjoyed and feel free to leave your own answers in the comments down below.

Signing off, Verity

Would You Rather 2.0 – Book Blogger Edition

Hi there,
So as the week draws to a close I finish with another awesome book tag type thing. This is the “would you rather – book blogger edition” 2.0. I did the first one last year and I would link it but I can’t find it so . . . Anyway lets jump right in with the questions.

1. Would you rather do only review post or only tag posts?
Definitely tag posts. I find them a lot more fun and when I do reviews I find that my thoughts are really scattered and jumble out in a bit of a mess.

2. Would you rather always see the film first or never see the film version of books?
Probably always see the film first. It’s really exciting to have a film version of a book you love and I don’t think I could live without that. Also watching the film first isn’t that bad because I find that when I’ve read the book already I spend the entire film comparing it.

3. Would you rather have a list of every book you’ve ever read (like Goodreads from birth) or still have the physical copy of your first favorite book?
The physical copy thing. I can generally remember all the books I’ve read anyway because I tend to own them all. Beside if I don’t remember it, is obviously can’t be that important to me.

4. Would you rather have an active in-person book club of non-bookbloggers or have lunch with your best bookblogger buddy once a year?
I don’t really have “bookblogger buddies” so I’d have to say and in-person book club. They look like so much fun.

5. Would you rather have the time to read everything you want to read or the money to buy everything you want to read?
This is actually really hard because if I have the money I won’t have the time but if I have the time I won’t have the money to buy them all. I think though I’d have to go with have the time to read it all because I have a million books on my TBR and I own most of them already. Also there is a thing called a library.

6) Would you rather dream cast the film or have editing powers over the script for the film adaptation for you fave?
I would go with editing powers over the script. They always cut my favourite scenes and I usually end up loving the cast anyway.

7. Would you rather have your favorite fictional superpower or your favorite fictional technology?
Definitely technology! A wand, duh!

8. Would you rather read an amazing story with a ‘meh’ ending or a ‘meh’ story with a spectacular ending?
A “meh” story with a spectacular ending for sure. The ending can often make the book so if the book was good but the end was rubbish it would ruin it but having a not so good book but an incredible ending will make it better in my eyes.

9. Would you rather not be able to read in a moving vehicle or not be able to read lying down?
Not be able to read lying down because I don’t do that anyway. My arms get too tired.

10. Would you rather reread your favorite book or series with fresh eyes, like the first time, or be able to un-read your biggest disappointment?
This is really tricky actually. I’d love to read Harry Potter again with the new amazement and stuff but what if I don’t like it as much? Or what if it’s not as special? I think un-read a disappointment to get that time back that I wasted.

Alright so that is it for the would you rather: book blogger edition 2.0. Hope you enjoyed it and I tag anyone who wants to do this tag.

Signing off, Verity

The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

Hi there,
So I just finished the second book in the Outlander series: Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. And it was amazing! I was going to do a booktalk but the book is 900+ pages and will take me a good year to write out all the detail I would go into. So instead here is another book tag: the seven deadly sins book tag.

GREED—What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
The most inexpensive book I own is a Virginia Andrews book (that I cannot remember the name of) that was only $2. So I brought all five in the series for only $10. The most expensive book is, I believe, my twentieth anniversary edition of Outlander which was like $50, maybe?

WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Definitely Veronica Roth. I loved her and then she went and did . . . that, and it was not okay. 

GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K.Rowling. I re-read it every now and then because I love it so much. And I will be re-reading it yet again in October because I brought the special illustrated version to peruse and enjoy. 

SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. I have owned it now for about 2 and a half years . . . I’ve had too little motivation to read this and it remains on my shelf.

PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Usually either To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or a Jodi Piccoult book. Usually though I’m not trying to sound intellectual because I just want people to read the books I love more than anything. 

LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
I love the Peeta and Jem type characters in novels. I just love when they are so kind and compassionate. I also love when they’re funny and sarcastic and it’s even better when they’re really good fighters. 

ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
At the moment it would be Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children or the Mara Dyer series. I’ve been wanted to read them for ages but haven’t gotten around to reading them, sadly.

Alright so that is it for the seven deadly sins book tag. Feel free to comment your answers down below.

Signing off, Verity

The Reader Problems Tag

Hi there,
Today is one of the sunniest day I’ve experienced in a long time, so naturally I’m inside blogging for you guys. Today I bring you another tag post that I saw done over on Shannon’s blog, you should all go check it out because she is amazing. Alright so the tag today is all about problems that we face as readers because, as you probably know, there are quite a few. So lets jump right in.

1) You have 20,000 books on you TBR, how on Earth do you decide what to read next?
I have a few ways of deciding what next to read. It often depends on what I previously read, because if it’s a book that requires mourning I’ll pick up a contemporary. Usually though I just read whatever I’m feeling and if it’s a choice between two I flip a coin.

2) You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it, do you quit or are you committed?
I usually commit and keep going, just because if I stop I’ll either never go back to it or It’ll take me a really long time. I’ve also found with a lot of books that they’re best past the halfway point.

3) The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, yet so far away, from completing your goodreads challenge. Do you try and catch up and how?
No I wouldn’t, I’d just leave it and try the challenge the next year. If I was 5 books or less then probably but other than that no, it doesn’t bother me that much to not complete it.

4) The covers of a series you love. Do. Not. Match. How do you cope?
I have a couple series where the covers do not match and I just deal with it but sometimes when I’m gazing at my shelf in awe (as we all do) I’m disgusted by the sight.

5) Everyone and their mother loves a book you can’t stand? Who do you bond with other shared feelings?
Long story short, I don’t. I usual revel in the fact that I’m different for a little while and then slowly get saddened by the fact they have this common love that I don’t share. But to be honest I find it worse when I love a book everyone else can’t stand.

6) You are reading a book in public and are about to start crying, how do you deal?
Again I don’t. If I’m going to cry in public I’ll just cry. My philosophy is that I’ll never see those people again in my life, they mean nothing to me, so why let it bother me?

7) A sequel of a book you love just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel, what do you do?
I usually youtube a book review for it because booktubers generally give a lot of detail for the plot of the novel. If that doesn’t help I’ll skim read the previous book in the hopes of enlightening myself as to what it’s actually about.

8) You do not want ANYONE borrowing your books, how do you politely tell them know?
I’m actually quite rude when it comes to my books. If you ask to borrow them I will outright tell you no, to your face. Unless of course I’ve lent it to someone before you (on the off chance that I trust them enough) then I’ll lie and say my sister is reading it, but sure after them, and hope they forget about it.

9) You’re in a reading slump, how do you get over it?
I get right into contemporary novels. They are quick, light and generally fun. You want to avoid, at all costs, fantasy or dystopian novels and do not start a new series.

10) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read, how many do you actually buy?
Usually all of them. . .

11) After you’ve brought the books, how long so they sit on your shelf unread?
It truly depends on the genre of the book, the mood I’m currently in and whether or not it’s a standalone. If it’s a part of a series I try to get to it as soon as possible to avoid all the spoilers but if it’s a contemporary or a stand-alone I can wait a little longer.

Alright so that is it for the reader problems tag. I hope you enjoyed, feel free to comment your answers below and I tag anyone in the mood to do this tag

Signing off, Verity