Indie Bookstore Tag

And here we are on the last day of BOOK TAG WEEK!!! Did you have a good time? I sure did since I wanted to post stuff and was able to do so despite being unprepared for the week. So I’ll consider this BOOK TAG WEEK!!! a success.

I’ve decided to wrap up BOOK TAG WEEK!!! with the Indie Bookstore Tag, which was created by Vintage Books over on YouTube. Sure, I should have waited for Independent Bookstore Day to do it, but… eh. (I think it has already passed in the U.S.) I’m not patient. (I’m an inpatient procrastinator, yes indeedie.)

What book(s) are currently in your bag?

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

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Blogger Stats Book Tag

Hope you’re not tired of BOOK TAG WEEK!!! yet because… it’s still going.

Well, today’s tag is the Blogger Stats Book Tag, which I found over on Tattooed Book Geek forever ago and totally planned to do way back then but… I didn’t. However, there’s no time like the present, eh?

Anyway, the tag was created by Stuart at Always Trust in Books.

Last 3 books you read

The Adventures of Rama by Milo Cleveland Beach

A children’s picture book based on the epic Hindu classic, the Ramayana. The illustrations are from a 16th-century Mughal manuscript.

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

I reread this by audiobook, which is narrated by Roy Dotrice. I enjoy the series and am now rereading the third book, A Storm of Swords.

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder Hanrahan

It’s the first novel in a grimdark fantasy series about gods at war and how it affects people and places. I’ll post a review soon…ish.

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Book Courtship Tag

Another day, another book tag because it’s BOOK TAG WEEK!!!…

Today’s tag is the Book Courtship Tag for which I was tagged forever ago by a blogger who has retired their blog (yes, this master procrastinator’s procrastination extends over years). The tag was created by booktuber Leah of Hi I Love Books.

Phase 1 — Initial Attraction: A book you bought because of the cover

Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

Oh, there are SO many of these. I’d say about 90% of the books I buy are because of their cover, lol. Hurricane Summer is a YA contemporary novel, I believe, about a girl visiting Jamaica when a hurricane passes through. I hardly ever try contemporary YA novels, so this was certainly a cover buy. The cover looks like a painting to me. Also, the end pages are a painting of Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica. It’s gorgeous. I couldn’t pass that up.

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Horrible Histories Book Tag

BOOK TAG WEEK!!!… continues.

This time, I present the Horrible Histories Book Tag, which was created by Laura who runs Corner of Laura and who also tagged me! 😀 Thankie! Thankie!

From Laura’s post, I learned that Horrible Histories is actually a book series that was adapted for British TV, plays, films, and radio. Her post was the first I’ve heard of it, but it does sound pretty interesting.

Well then, to the tag!

Shouty Man: A book that tried way too hard

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

It’s fantasy inspired by African folklore and although I liked it, I do think it tried hard to be dark and violent and gruesome at first. I really think that’s what turned people off earlier in the story. It was too much at once.

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Anti-TBR Book Tag

Hey, hey! So, I’m mightily unprepared for the week so I declare a BOOK TAG WEEK!!! 😀

Brace yourself.

Book tags are coming your way everyday this week starting with the Anti-TBR Book Tag, which was created by booktuber Nicole & Her Books. I was tagged by my buddy-reader in all things Robin Hobb, Emily at Embuhleeliest.

A popular book EVERYONE loves that you have no interest in reading

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

It’s a World War II book and I’m no longer interested in historical fiction novels from that period. However, it’s VERY popular. People are always coming into the bookstore seeking a copy.

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Weekend Reads #120: Horror Movies vs. Books — Which Is Scarier?

Weekend Reads is a post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I’m currently reading. (I haven’t done it in a while but, hey, who’s keeping track anyway?)

For this week, I’ve decided to participate in the Let’s Talk Bookish meme hosted by Eternity Books and the Literary Lion. A discussion topic is given each week for participants to post about. This week’s topic is… well, it’s last week’s topic, actually, but I was lazy on Friday and didn’t feel like posting. Anyway, the topic is

Can books be effective horror?

Some people love to be scared — others not so much. When it comes to reading do you think books can be scary? Are you less scared because there are no pictures? Do you feel other mediums such as film are more effective for horror? Have you ever been kept up at night by a book?

I think this is an interesting topic since most people I know are inclined to say “no” in reply to this question. However, I think books can be scary. Sometimes, I think they are more frightening than what we seen in movies and TV shows.

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“Count to 10 With Me” Book Tag

There I was, freshly out of a blogging slump but short on time to do any of the posts I had in mind. And then I remembered: “When in doubt, do a book tag!” So I pulled up one I saw recently —

The “Count to 10 With Me” Book Tag! I found it over on Kristin Kraves Books yesterday as I tried and failed to catch up on blog hopping. It was created by booktuber the Bumbling Blogger’s partner, Sean.

First book in a series

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

I know I’ve heard of this book before, but seeing the third book mentioned in Lashaan’s post yesterday really sparked my interest in the series (because I saw gods and dragons mentioned in the book description), so now I REALLY want to read it… like now, right now. (Gonna check if my library’s Libby app has a copy.)

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Reading Firsts | 2021 & 2020

I’m calling this an impromptu half book tag week because here I am again with another book tag. I just wanted to do a post where I chat about a bunch of books while continuing to procrastinate on reviews.

I found this over on Tammy’s Books, Bones & Buffy. It’s not exactly a book tag; it’s a reading reflection post that Tanya & Kim of girlxoxo started to reflect on their reading experiences in the first couple months of a given year. However, since I’m in a book tag mood, I’ve decided to call it a book tag and combine the categories Tanya & Kim have included in their posts over the 3 years they’ve been doing these posts (because I’m feeling extra today).

AND because I’m feeling even more extra than I thought, I’ll consider for this books I read in 2020 and books I’ve read so far this year since I’m in a chatty (typey??) mood and I want to play with the WordPress block things that I FINALLY figured out how to use (so if you have difficulty seeing this post, please let me know).

Anyway… TO THE TAG! 😀

First book read


Renegade’s Magic by Robin Hobb

It’s the third and last book in the Soldier Son trilogy, a fantasy story about a young man who believes he’s destined to become a soldier but gets caught up in a conflict between his country and the land his country is invading, which causes some… spiritual difficulties for him. I loved the first book in the trilogy but the second and third were hard to get through at times. Shout out to my buddy-reader in all things Hobb, Emily at Embuhleeliest, because the buddy-read kept me going.


Blue Monday by Nicci French

I believe Nicci French is a husband-and-wife team. Blue Monday is a slow-paced mystery about a psychotherapist who gets caught up in a child abduction case when it seems that one of her patients may be involved. It was a good read that kept me interested despite its slow pace, but the end so frustrated me that I’ve yet to continue with the series.

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Guilty Reader Tag

If you’re one of those people who can quickly type up a review of a book shortly after completing it, then I applaud you because your girl is struggling. STRUGGLING! I don’t know what’s going on with me but when I sit down to type up what I thought of books I’ve read since May, the words escape me.

It’s not the first time this has happened, so I know the weird block will pass and I’ll dump a bunch of reviews on my blog. But for now, here’s a book tag.

I was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian for this tag last year… (🙃 yep, major procrastinator here!). But, hey! Better late than never, eh?! The tag was created by booktuber Chami at ReadLikeWildfire, but the original video was taken down.

Have you ever regifted a book that you’ve been given?

I haven’t. I don’t believe in regifting. I know some people don’t mind doing it, but I hate it when I realize that a someone has done that to me. I don’t know why I’m so against regifting, but I really dislike it. I don’t mind giving away a gift I received that I don’t like, but I wouldn’t pass it on as a gift.

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No Disclaimers Book Tag

I’m behind on review posts and I want to post something but am not in the mood to do a review post, so… It’s time for a handy-dandy book tag!! AND I’m actually doing one I was tagged for! Yeahie!! 😀

I was tagged by the wonderful orange fur ball that is the Orangutan Librarian, whose blog I HIGHLY recommend.

The tag was created by booktuber Catalyst Reads, but it seems that the channel was deleted so I don’t have a link.

Which trope(s) in books annoy you the most?

love triangle | easily angered, selfish protag

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