Meet the Book Blogger Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag that I was actually tagged for because I tend to procrastinate on all things, like the good procrastinator that I am.

But, since I’d like to procrastinate a bit more on doing book reviews, here’s the Meet the Book Blogger Tag!! 😀 I was tagged for it by Aaron at Swords & Spectres. The tag was created by Samantha and Amber, the Bibliomavens.

Who is your all-time favourite book character?

I’m not sure that I had an “all-time favorite book character” before this past weekend. I certainly had some favorites like Nighteyes, a wolf from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series, Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter series, and Maes Hughes from the Fullmetal Alchemist series.

But this past weekend I completed The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner and liked the protagonist, Delly Wells, so much that I think she’s now my all-time favorite book character.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count.)

All of Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings books. They’d entertain me while probably giving me some survival tips. I mean, Fitz often has to hunt and live off the land. I’m sure I could get something out of those books on how to survive.

What’s your most unpopular book opinion?

Probably that I prefer the Lord of the Rings movies over the books and that I don’t like any of the Harry Potter movies and that I don’t care to read any more of Sarah J. Maas’s books.

What’s your weirdest bookish habit?

I can’t think of any. There was a time that I’d hold on to all the books I own, even if I hate what I read; but I ran out of space, so I can’t do that anymore.

What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?

Umm… none? I can’t think of anyone.

What made you decide to start a book blog?

I wanted to talk about books and bookish things with others who are as interested in the topic as I am. At the time when I started my blog, I didn’t know anyone who was as avid a reader as I am AND as interested in fantasy.

What about reading and books do you love the most?

The chance to safely visit other worlds and peek into experiences and lives outside my own.

What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?

So, I studied English in college and currently work as a copyeditor/event planner/bookseller (depending on the job). My desired profession would be to work as a production editor at a book publishing company or as a librarian or as a travel writer. I’d also like to briefly work as a flight attendant (been hoping for this since I was a kid).

What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?

There are several, but here are a few that quickly came to mind. I must, of course, mention Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series. Those were recommended to me by booktuber Sam’s Nonsense, who was obsessed with the books and often reread and mentioned them on her channel.

There’s also Saga comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan, illus. by Fiona Staples, that the booksellers at my favorite comic bookshop recommended to me. And, most recently, was Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey, the second novel in the Phedre trilogy. Those books were basically recommended to me by the Wyrd & Wonder crew because I got them to read for their readalong.

What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?

At the moment, that’s In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce. It’s a historical thriller set in the late 1800s about a female serial killer. It’s not for everyone because it gets pretty gruesome and uncomfortable sometimes, but I recommend it to everyone I know who likes such books.

If you’d like to do this tag too, consider yourself tagged! 🙂


28 thoughts on “Meet the Book Blogger Tag

  1. I loved reading your answers to these questions! I’m just about to start The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry! I’m excited after reading she’s now your favourite book character. The book just looks so good. And ohhhh I have never heard of In the Garden of Spite but I am definitely adding it to my TBR. I love anything Victorian and serial killer related in books. Great answers! – Amber

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  2. Moaning Myrtle is such a brilliant character and definitely underrated. And obviously I love Nighteyes too. Yeah I prefer the LOTR movies (though I prefer the hobbit book) and I don’t like the Harry Potter movies either- I genuinely thought I was the only one!! At the beginning of lockdown (the first one… a year ago… cos what is life anymore) I tried to rewatch them thinking I’d be proved wrong cos so many people loved them. I tried THREE TIMES to finish the first movie before giving up. I then tried to skip movies… but I had zero interest. haha I think I should stop reading Sarah J Maas books since I haven’t enjoy the last 4 I’ve read… but I also strongly suspect that I will be pulled back into reading one when it becomes available at the library, so I’m not making any promises to myself! (I don’t know why I do this with certain authors- I think it took disliking SIX Cassandra Clare books before I stopped reading them!) Curious about the Phedre series after your review!

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    1. Omg! Six Cassandra Clare books?! You are a very dedicated reader.
      Same here: I prefer the Hobbit book too. Such fun and lol at attempting to rewatch those Harry Potter movies. I’ve tried several times but there are SO many things I don’t like about them. I really want them to be animated instead and for the lighting to not be so dark. The movies seem so gloomy to me sometimes.
      YES!! the Phedre books are SO good! I hope you get to try them 🙂


  3. I see a bit of a Robin Hobb theme weaved in here. 🙂 Everytime I see you mention her I feel that slight increase in excitement at the prospect of trying her works for the first time. Not sure if I’ll manage it but I’d like to try her this year.

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  4. This is such a great tag! I’ve been meaning to read The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry for quite a while now, and now I’m even more excited to read it (I trust your taste, haha). Also, hard same to SJM’s books. Weirdly enough, I had the same thing for a while of keeping books even if I hate them (I used to have four FULL bookcases in my bedroom) but like you, I ran out of space and eventually had to do a major purge. What draws you to being a flight attendant?

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    1. Aww thanks! ☺️ Ruthless Ladies was such fun. I hope you have a good time with it too.
      Wish I could have endless shelves for my books. I just kept thinking back then that I might think differently about the ones I hate once I reread them.
      Oh, it’s the chance to travel to many places. 😊

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  5. Oooh flight attendant sure looks like fun- I admire my coworker’s way of speaking with confidence (she’s a flight attendant- came with us because INT. Flight are difficult with covid and etc.); however it’s insane how she’d been telling me men would treat them 😠 the good thing being that they could defend themselves and even kick the dude out!! From the plane if direspectful or racist. This part is quite cool to me; how they can be praised and even told to defend themselves and others.

    Mmh- I wouldve said Link, though it says « fave book character », do manga count? 😂

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    1. Oh that’s really good that flight attendants can kick people off the plane for being asses. I think it’s tough job sometimes. People aren’t often nice when traveling.
      I think mangas count. Which one is Link from?

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      1. The legend of Zelda, ithink they make a manga off of every game now? (Or is it the opposite? Eeeh..)

        Yes! Mmh- I’ve never really travelled so I can’t really say 🤔 that being said though, ithink all jobs has that « tough job » aspect to them on some occasions

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  6. I’ve never read any of Sarah J. Maas’ books, they just don’t seem the sort of thing for me (seem a bit YA for my liking). But I’m curious as to what’s put you off them.

    Good call with Fitz. He’s also incredibly depressive. So, no matter how bad things get on that desert island, you know he’s probably still having a worse day than you 🤷‍♂️😂

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    1. Those Maas books a very YA. Very YA romance, which is a major reason why I’m not into them. The second reason is that the protag is supposed to be the best assassin around but fails to prove that one the page. That annoyed me. I love reading about assassins in fantasy but she was disappointing.

      Lol! 🤣🤣 I’ll read about Fitz and think to myself “Well, things could be worse.”


        1. I totally get that. I used to avoid romance as well, but I’ve been warming towards it these days and I’ve managed to find some fun ones. Some YA are really good; it’s just that a good amount of it is basically all romance, smh.

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