Once Upon a Time Book Tag

For this Book Tag Thursday, I’m doing the Once Upon a Time Book Tag, which I found over on the Bookforager and knew I HAD to do.

It was created by I Have 12% of a Plan (love this blog name) and Imperial Scribis.

And since it’s Wyrd & Wonder month, I’ll try to stick to fantasy things in my responses.

Cinderella: A book that changed your life

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe, illus. by Roc Upchurch

It’s the first in a fantasy comic-book series about a band of female mercenaries. I decided to go with this since it’s one of the first comics I read that got me hooked on that form of storytelling as an adult.

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Cozy Fantasy Book Tag

Here’s another fantasy-themed book tag that’s perfect to do for Wyrd & Wonder.

It’s the Cozy Fantasy Book Tag, which I found over on Corner of Laura. It was created by 24hryabookblog.

Let the journey begin! What’s the first “cozy fantasy” book you’ve ever read?

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

Cozy fantasy is still a new concept to me, so the books in the Tea Dragon series are probably the first books I read that I considered “cozy fantasy” at the time I read them. They are such sweet reads. They are middle-grade graphic novels about a group of people who care for miniature dragons that grow tea leaves from their horns.

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How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag

It’s Wyrd & Wonder month!! 😀 Wyrd & Wonder is a monthlong celebration of all things fantasy. So from here on out, all my posts will be about fantasy books and comics or otherwise fantasy-themed.

For this Book Tag Thursday, I’m doing the How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag, which was created by Jessica at Pore Over the Pages. I think it’s fitting to jumpstart my W&W participation with a dragon-themed book tag.

Hiccup: A book that you realized you love after losing interest a few times before

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

It was a struggle to get going with this book, which is the first novel in the Liveship Traders trilogy — the second set of trilogies in the larger Realm of the Elderlings fantasy series. If not for my buddy-read with Emily of Embuhleeliest, my buddy-reader in all things Hobb, I probably would have given up and never have gotten to know how amazing this series becomes with each book.

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Spring Cleaning Book Tag

If you’ve been sneezing up a storm and struggling with itchy throat and eyes, then you’ve probably been in the throes of welcoming spring with your bodily functions — as I am. These days, Claritin is my best friend.

But in addition to welcoming spring with sneezes, I’ve also been honoring it in my home by doing some spring cleaning. Everything MUST be cleaned, and I’m actually enjoying it. There’s something very satisfying about passing out after a long day cleaning your house from top to bottom. And the space always feels lighter and brighter once all the dust has been swept away.

But let’s get to the point of this post — a book tag! I’m doing the Spring Cleaning Book Tag created by Page to Page. I found it on Reader Voracious. (Also, check out this other Spring Cleaning Book Tag I did a while back.)

It’s time to make your bed, but you’re going to have some friends over later and want to pick the perfect book to place on your nightstand for them all to see that you’re “reading.” Which book do you choose?

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

It’s the second novel in the Heroes of Olympus middle-grade fantasy novels inspired by Greek and Roman myths. I’m currently reading it, so it’s the book that’s on my nightstand at the moment, so that’s what friends will see if they come over.

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Easter Time Book Tag

It’s Easter time!

It’s hard to tell when it’s Easter in the U.S. since people don’t make a big deal about it here, unless you’re very religious or have kids and intend to take them egg hunting or something. My celebration of Easter, these days, goes as far as food — eating some sweet spiced bun with cheese sandwiches or fried fish. I hope to get some of both soon.

Well, to celebrate Easter on my blog, here is an Easter-themed book tag I found over on Kristin Kraves Books. It was created by Theresa of the Calico Books.

Easter Egg: Name a that feels like a hidden gem.

Every Tree Has a Story by Cécile Benoist, illus. by Charlotte Gastaut, transl. from the French by Sylvia Rucker

This is a lovely children’s picture book about trees around the world and the people who care for them. There’s much that both kids and adults can learn from it, and loads of stunning illustrations to admire. It has just 35 ratings on Goodreads, so I think it’s a hidden gem.

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I’ll Get Around to It Later Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag on Book Tag Thursday, but here’s my attempt to get going with it again.

Today, I’ll do the I’ll Get Around to It Later Book Tag that I found over on Corner of Laura. It was created by Liesl of Quote, Unquote.

A classic book you have been meaning to read forever but haven’t yet

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

This one has probably been on my TBR since I read Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, which was some time ago. I’ll get to it eventually.

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World’s Worst Book Tag

It’s Thursday, so time for a book tag. This time I’ll do the World’s Worst Book Tag created by booktuber Peter Likes Books.

What book or series would you force your enemy to read?

The Yellow Room: Alice Darvell’s Subjection, A Tale of the Birch by Anonymous

Certainly this Victorian erotica novella about a virginal 18-year-old orphaned girl sent to live with her stern aunt and uncle who introduce her to BDSM by force. There’s lots of spanking.

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Bookish Time Travel Tag

Not that I like time travel (I hate it actually), but this has been sitting in my list of book tags to do for a while (since I found it over on Brainfluff back in 2017) and I like the questions, so I thought, why not finally give it a go?

The tag was created by the Library Lizard.

What is your favourite historical setting for a book?

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Umm… I do enjoy reading romances set in England during the Regency and Victorian periods. I guess that’s because there is an abundance of such books, so I’ve grown used to seeing them and reading them. And I guess another favorite is fantasy books inspired by the medieval period, which I assume is the majority of high-fantasy books.

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Random Number Book Tag

Let’s wrap up BOOK TAG WEEK with this Random Number Book Tag that the Corner of Laura created. She also tagged me for it. 😀 Thanks, Laura!

To do this tag, you must:

  • Link back to the original creator. (Yep, def give the creator credit for coming up with the tag.)
  • Go to your preferred random number generator, set the number limit to the exact number of books on your TBR list (on Goodreads or any other equivalent list).
  • Generate 7 different numbers.
  • Find the books on your TBR list that correspond with those numbers.
  • Explain why you added it, try to predict what you will think of it now, and decide whether you’re going to keep it on your TBR or delete it.
  • (Optional) Challenge yourself to read the ones you decide to keep within seven weeks.
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

I’m gonna confess now that I won’t read any of these within the next seven weeks, but I certainly can try to read them within the next two years, lol! (Master procrastinator here! I have to work in time to procrastinate on reading them, lol!)

I used the random number generator on Google and plugged in the total number of books, e-books, comics, and audio books I own — 1,369. Below are the numbers that correspond with an unread book (and about half of that 1,369 books are unread).


Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe

I bought this from a Kinokuniya location in Manhattan a couple years ago. I really like that bookstore. And I’ll hold on to my copy of Ico a while longer, and hopefully read it soonish.

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What Makes Me Pick Up a Book — Tag

This was intended for yesterday, the third day of BOOK TAG WEEK!! But guess who forgot to post? I have an excuse though. I wasn’t feeling well, so let’s just pretend yesterday didn’t happened and continue BOOK TAG WEEK with the What Makes Me Pick Up a Book — Tag, created by booktuber Wonderfully Bookish.

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works & Worlds of Herbert Crowley by Justin Duerr, illus. by Herbert Crowley

I most certainly do, and I do so quite often. That’s why I’m featuring Temple of Silence here. It started out as a cover buy until I saw the detailed illustrations within and decided to get it for that reason too.

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