Birthday Book Tag

It was my birthday this past weekend. YEAHIE ME!!! 😀 😀

It was very low-key, though it’s also a huge milestone since I’m now in the 30s club, but I enjoyed it and am glad for how it turned out. I neglected my blog all weekend because I spent the time doing other stuff I enjoyed. I attended the NoVa Teen Book Fest, where I met and spoke to an author I admire — Rachel Hartman — and also got to see other authors speak, like Susan Dennard and Tomi Adeyemi, whose debut novel I bought at the festival. I also spent the weekend catchin up with a friend, visiting the movies, and, of course, stuck in a bookshop. 🙂 I enjoyed it.

Well, I decided to jump back into blogging by celebrating my birthday on here with this Birthday Book Tag that I found on Antonia’s Always Books.

Birthday Cake: A book with a plot that seems cliché, but you adore it anyway

Black Panther

I decided to go with a movie instead because I recently went to the theater to watch Black Panther again and to fully take it in. I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the first time I watched it. The plot is cliche, but I like how the story was executed and really enjoyed watching it. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest you do.

Party Guests: Your most anticipated book release for this year

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (illus.)

I don’t have an answer for this question, but Katie O’Neill’s Tea Dragon Society is a comic book I’d love to get and read sometime this year. The illustrations look so cute.

Birthday Presents: A book that surprised you with how much you loved it

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

This is a paranormal romance novel about a woman who’s involved with a incubus and gets a faculty position at a quirky college in upstate New York where she meets some interesting people. I don’t often go for romance, but I was so drawn to this story that I could hardly part from it as I read. I enjoyed it so much and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

“Happy Birthday” Song: A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I love zombie shows/movies/books. I tried to read this before, but struggled to get into the story. Recently, I listened to an audio book of it narrated by Finty Williams and enjoyed it so much that I want to reread it again. It’s about a girl who everyone treats with extreme caution but she doesn’t know why. I enjoyed the narration of this story and the topics it explores. I think it’s totally worth the hype.

Happy Music: A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland

This is a nonfiction about making art and the art-making process. I highly recommend it. It’s filled with so many great quotable passages that I almost highlighted the entire book.

“Making art is dangerous and revealing. Making art precipitates self-doubt, stirring deep waters that lay between what you know you should be, and what you fear you might be.”

Getting Older: A book that you read a long time ago, but you think you would appreciate more if you read it as a more mature reader

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The first time I read it was in middle school, I think. I was immensely bored by it, though there were parts that interested me. Most of my memories of it are foggy, so I’d like to give it a reread one of these days.

Sweet Birthday Memories: A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve been through some trying times and at my lowest moments, I read this book and it helped to cheer me up. It happens every time. I really like the structure of the book because it starts with Gilbert at a low moment and shows how she gradually worked to get out of it. It shows me that my low moment is just for a time and that I can move past it.

Well that’s it for this birthday tag.

I hope all of you had a great weekend too.

34 thoughts on “Birthday Book Tag

  1. Happy super belated birthday!! Great book choices! The tea dragon society is something I would love to read. It’s now added to my tbr list


  2. Happy birthday Zezee, welcome to the third floor!

    I really need to watch Black Panther soon. Everyone has nice things to say about it. Your post has also reminded me to reread Eat, Pray, Love. That book gave me some serious wanderlust but like you, I also enjoyed Liz’s journey.

    Have a wonderful year ahead.

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    1. Lol thank you Diana! 🤣
      Yea man, you should watch it. It’s really good.
      Same me too with Eat Pray Love. Made me want to travel to Indonesia.
      Thanks and same to you! 😊


    1. Thank you!!! 😀 😀
      Well we’ll welcome you with open arms.
      I thought I’d feel differently though since it’s a milestone and all, but I don’t. Oh well.


  3. Happy belated birthday, Zezee! Sounds like you had a fantastic birthday weekend, too, between the the NoVa Teen Book Festival and spending time with your friend.

    And as for the tag: I would TOTALLY read a novelization of the Black Panther movie. And I’ve never heard of the Tea Dragon Society. I don’t typically read comics, but I would check out that one because… well, because I love tea, and I’m guessing tea must play a role in the story if it’s mentioned in the title…? (*blushes*)

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    1. Thank you Sara! It was absolutely wonderful! 😀
      I wouldn’t mind a novelization of Black Panther too.
      Lol I think the tea is important to it, but I’m not totally sure. I just love the cute artwork.

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  4. Happy Birthday in arrears. Sounds like you had fun. The tea dragon society looks interesting, adding that to my tbr. I read lord of the flies when I was younger and Yeah I was bored too and wondered why the kids just got so savage but I think I would like to reread it too.
    Happy Birthday once again.

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    1. Thank you!! 😀 It was great indeed.

      Yea, def give Girl With All the Gifts a try. The audio book was great and it sounds like the writing is really good, which makes me want to read the physical book.

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