Characters of the Year Book Tag | 2020

Here’s a tag to give a shout-out to the characters I read about and watched in 2020.

I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, at least that’s what I said in my previous posts of this tag; but Amanda’s tag link no longer works. Maybe it was taken down. I mention all this because I like to credit those who create the tags, and I really think she created this one. So…

Favorite male character of the year

Maia

That’s Maia the half-goblin from The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. It’s a fantasy novel about a young half-goblin, Maia, who suddenly becomes emperor when his father died. Maia is just the sweetest. He’s pretty naïve when he becomes emperor, and it shows. I love that we get to follow along as he grows and becomes more competent and confident in his position.

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Christmas Stocking Tag

It’s Boxing Day, if you celebrate that. It’s not celebrated here in the U.S., unfortunately, so it’s a work day for those who work on the weekends.

For me, it’s another tag day! 😀 Oh yes! This bout of Christmas book tags will continue through the weekend. Today I’m doing the Christmas Stocking Tag, which was created by Kate at Reading Through Infinity, because I couldn’t find a Boxing Day-themed book tag (and here I thought there was a book tag for everything. I was gravely mistaken).

You get up on Christmas morning and your stocking is full! You take it down and start to unwrap the treats inside. The first thing you see is…

An orange! Which book is refreshing and vibrant, both inside and out?

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young (illus.)

For some reason, the “refreshing” part of the question stumped me, so I focused on the “vibrant” part instead and chose Skottie Young’s silly fantasy comic book I Hate Fairyland, which is about a 40-year-old woman stuck in a 6-year-old’s body in fairyland. The story is silly and fun with bright, vibrant illustrations. Many people love it, but it didn’t work for me.

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Christmas Book Blogger Tag

It’s Christmas!! My favorite time of year. 😀

We aren’t really celebrating Christmas this year in my household, but I’m still excited for the holiday and I do hope you all are having a wonderful, safe, socially distanced holiday season.

To celebrate Christmas on my blog, I’ve decided to do the Christmas Book Blogger Tag, which I found on Whimsy Pages. It was created by Trish at Between My Lines, whose blog seems to be down.

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Scene In A Book?

the Battle of Christmas Eve in the Nevermoor series

I recently completed the latest installment in the Nevermoor series — Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow — so it’s still on mind. That’s why I selected its annual Battle of Christmas Eve for this answer. Saint Nicholas and the Yule Queen battle to show off their magical powers and wow the Nevermoorians, and it’s amazing. I think it’s a wonderful celebration. (Btw, I lean more toward Saint Nicholas (because gifts! 😆) than the Yule Queen because I’m not a big fan of snow.)

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Christmas Carol & Songs Book Tags

I’ve been saving up all the Christmas book tags I find for this time of year. So from now through Christmas, and maybe a little after that, I’m posting nothing but Christmas-themed book tags. 😀

Today is a two-in-one post featuring the Christmas Carol Book Tag and the Christmas Song Book Tag.


Christmas Carol Book Tag

The Christmas Carol Book Tag was created by booktuber Lauren Wade and is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which I haven’t yet read and probably should this Christmas.

Ghost of Christmas Past — A book that was a childhood favourite

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton, illus. by Jan McCafferty

I believe Blyton’s Faraway Tree books were among those I read as a kid and loved and that got me interested in the fantasy genre. The Enchanted Wood is about three siblings who move to the country with their parents and discover an amazing tree in the wood behind their house. Atop the tree is a portal to various worlds, which the kids explore with the inhabitants of the tree. I loved this book as a kid but not so much when I reread it last year.

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Stuck at Home Book Tag

Hey y’all! 😀

Being stuck at home and having to work from home since, like, March is starting to get to me again because a few days ago, I started singing my favorite song from the Hobbit soundtrack — “Misty Mountains” by Richard Armitage — to the cat, so… Here’s a book tag! Lol!

I’m really excited to say that I was tagged for this, yes indeedy! I was tagged by the wonderful Rae of Rae’s Reads and Reviews, and the tag was created by Ellyn at Allonsythornraxx.

(Btw, if you’re interested, I did a similar tag a while back — Stay at Home Book Tag. If you’re looking for more book tags to do, check out my list of them here. I’ve done a ton over the years, lol.)

What are you currently reading?

Well, I have a couple stuff going at the moment…

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End of Year Book Tag | 2020

I feel like doing a book tag, so here’s one.

The End of Year Book Tag was created by booktuber Ariel Bissett. I did it before back in 2017 and thought to do it again because the questions are great for this time of year.

(Btw, if you’re looking for tags to do. I created a list of all the ones I’ve done here and even categorized them here because I obviously have nothing better to do these days, lol. 🤪)

ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?

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Bookshelf Tour, Pt. 26 | Art Books

Wow! We’re on the last bookcase I’ll show for this Bookshelf Tour series. I didn’t expect to complete this tour this year so to be at the end now is surprising. I really thought this would extend into 2021, but, here we are even though I twice took a week off from the tour.

I started this series back in May when everything shut down due to corona and I began spending more time blogging to ignore the world falling apart around me. It was successful for a while in distracting me, but eventually I had to pop my head out of the blogging sand and engage in reality.

I was happy to do this tour, and I hope you all enjoyed it too. I’ve always wanted to do such a series of posts but figuring out how to do it on a blog (and not on video) was tricky. The format I chose worked for me, but it is detailed and it took time to prepare the posts. However, I’m glad I did it this way because I was able to accurately catalog my books as I went along. I use the Book Collectorz app to keep track of my books but had not been keeping up with it, so my numbers there are probably a bit skewed.

According to the app, I own 1,200 print and electronic books, including audio books. I still wonder if that’s correct. Although I include stats on my books at the end of each of these tour posts, they do not include books I bought since beginning this tour series in May or my e-books or audiobooks. So maybe I’ll do a separate post with the final stats to fully wrap up this series. Maybe…

Anyway, here’s the final bookcase we’ll tour. It doesn’t look like the previous ones because it’s just a short office furniture that I use as a bedside table and mini bookcase. Check it out:

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Bookshelf Tour, Pt. 25 | Picture Books & Graphic Novels, Pt. 2

So this is the last shelf on this tour. Well, it’s supposed to be because since the beginning of this bookshelf tour series, I’ve only mentioned that I’ll tour the two large bookcases in my room. There is one more bookcase in the room. Actually, it’s a small office desk that I use as a nightstand. I mostly store there my art books. When I started this thing, I didn’t plan on touring it too, but now I think I might. I mean, why not, right?

Well, since I’m nearing the end of this tour series, I hope you’ve hung in there with me and have found a few books that interest you as well. Not only was it fun (and a bit time consuming) to do this series, but it was also helpful in allowing me to accurately catalog my books. I use the Book Collectorz app to keep track of my books, but I hadn’t been keeping an accurate catalog of them for some time. This tour series helped me to get back on track.

Well, anyway, we’re on the second bookcase:

And we’re touring the last untoured shelf, which is the one at the very top. Let’s take a closer look:

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All About Halloween Book Tag

Happy Halloween!! 😀

Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating it while taking corona precautions.

Well, my book tag week has led up to this great holiday — HALLOWEEN!!! 😄😆🙃 — so here I am with the last tag, for now….

I found the All About Halloween Book Tag over on Madame Writer, who credits CatFairy Books as the creator. But it seems that CatFairy Books has taken down their blog. Aww…

Well, to the tag!

What are your favorite Halloween movies?

I have so many!

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Halloween Book Covers Tag

Just a day left before Halloween, so here I am with the Halloween Book Covers Tag. I’ve seen it going around on several blogs and had to jump in on the fun too, especially for this themed book tag week.

The tag was created by Kristen at Metaphors & Moonlight. And the intention is to just find a book cover that matches each category. I love a great cover, so I’m happy to do this tag.

skull/skeleton/bones

Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett

It’s the 11th Discworld novel and the second one in the Death subseries. I haven’t read it yet, but my plan is to start on these after finishing the Witches subseries.

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