Never Have I Ever Book Tag

I wasn’t planning to post another book tag this week. I’m in high reading spirit, but I’m not in the mood to draft reviews or anything else, so… a book tag it is! 😀

And this is another tag that I was actually tagged for! Yeahie!! 😀

I was tagged by Lisa at Way Too Fantasy for this tag that I’ve never done before. 🤣🤣 (Yep, cracking myself up here.) It was created by Madame Writer/Anne With a Book.

Apparently, there are rules:
  1. Link back to the original creator! (Madame Writer)
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you!
  3. Answer all prompts.
  4. Add one more prompt of your own.
  5. Tag at least five people.
  6. Don’t lie.
  7. Have fun!

Never Have I Ever… read a later book in a series before reading the first book.

Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

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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?

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Weekend Reads #119: Why Do I Procrastinate on Books I WANT to Read

Weekend Reads is a post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I’m currently reading.

For this week, I’ve decided to participate in the Let’s Talk Bookish meme hosted by Eternity Books and Literary Lion. A discussion topic is given each week for us to post about. This week’s topic is

Putting Off Books That I Want to Read

Do you ever put off the books you actually want to be reading? What do you end up reading instead? Why do you put off the books that you would rather read for other stories? Do you treat reading books you’re excited for as a reward?

I chuckled to myself when I saw this topic because it’s something I often do. There are several reasons why I might delay reading a book, but the main ones are that I’m just too eager to read it, I’m not sure I’d like it, and I feel “pressured” to read it. Let’s briefly explore them.

I’m just too eager…

It makes sense that I delay reading books I’m not sure I’ll like or ones I’m pressured to read, but I also procrastinate on reading books that I’m eager to read, ones I know I’ll probably love. I think that’s odd. I think I’m an oddball for not immediately grabbing and reading books I’m excited about. Why do I delay on reading them?

I can’t answer the question, but a possible reason is that I probably psyched myself out getting too excited about the book and subconsciously assume that my high excitement and expectations of the book will make it a disappointing reading experience.

The books I’m eager about are the ones I’m more likely to purchase and… then forget about as they lay on my shelves collecting dust; so that’s another reason. My shelves are double- (and in some causes triple-) stacked, so if these purchased eager-to-read books somehow end up on a row that I do not see on a daily basis, then I’ll forget they’re there to read.

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I Hate Spring Book Tag

spring flowers

If, unlike me, your body hasn’t alerted you to spring’s arrival with a suddenly stuffy nose, sinus headache, and your eyes threatening to itch although the trees haven’t yet started to spread their pollen around yet, then consider yourself lucky. I have a love/hate relationship with spring. I’m always grateful for its arrival after suffering through the harsh, cold, drab months of winter. My heart sings with the lengthening of the days and the hint of warmth in the air and is comforted (sometimes) by the beat of its rains. But I also suffer.

I sneeze. I sniff. I cough. I itch. My head pounds until I find a way to alleviate clogged nasal passages, and I sometimes spend days in fear of touching my eyes because doing so might make the itching worse to the point where I can’t open them. This wasn’t always the case. For years, I could enjoy spring without suffering. Then, suddenly, one year in college the seasonal allergies overtook me and I’ve been suffering through spring ever since…

And… that’s my sob story about spring. Now you understand why I’m doing this tag.

The I Hate Spring Book Tag was created the Biblionyan.

Time Tantrum: Name a book — either a standalone or from a series — that had large time lapses that frustrated you greatly.

I’m the only person I know who loves the time change, lol. After suffering through winter, I’m glad that I wake up with the sun twinkling in my eyes.

Kindred by Octavia Butler

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Weekend Reads #118: Kushiel’s Chosen Readalong, Ch. 71 – the end

Here we are at the end of the Kushiel’s Chosen readalong hosted by Imyril of the Wyrd & Wonder crew who blogs over at There’s Always Room for One More. This one was another good read, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve placed it on my favorites book list. I really enjoyed it.

Each week, a different member participating in the readalong posts questions for the week’s discussion. For this past week, the sixth and final one, Lisa at Dear Geek Place shared the questions for the last chapters.

SPOILERS BELOW!

What did you make of Phèdre’s plan for stopping Melisande’s plot against the Crown, and Marco Stregazza’s power grab? And what did you think of how smoothly (or not) it went?

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Weekend Reads #117: Kushiel’s Chosen Readalong, Ch. 56-70

I was so eager to see what happens next that I couldn’t help myself — I finished the book this weekend. But I’ll keep this spoiler-free for the upcoming chapters. SO much happens!

I’m reading Kushiel’s Chosen as part of a readalong hosted by Imyril of the Wyrd & Wonder crew. Each week, someone new pops in to host a discussion on the chapters read. This week’s discussion questions comes from the host, Imyril, who blogs over at There’s Always Room for One More.

Visit the Goodreads group if you’re interested in joining future readalongs.

SPOILERS BELOW!

What did you make of Phèdre’s interventions to save Kazan — first from the kríavbhog and then from the thetalos? Do you think he deserved it?

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Books I Want to Read (But Don’t Want to Read) Tag

And here we are at the final tag for this BOOK TAG WEEK!!

It wraps up my weeklong birthday celebration, which, unfortunately, did not involve pancakes. But there’s hope for the weekend.

The Books I Want to Read Tag was created by Jamishelves. Since these are books on my TBR that I haven’t read, I won’t give brief descriptions of the plot as I usually do.

A book you feel the need to read because everybody talks about it

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Spyro Book Tag

My weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK continues! 😀

This time, as a throwback to my childhood, I’ve decided to do the Spyro Book Tag, which was created by Tânia at My Lovely Secret. I found the tag over on Kristin Kraves Books a couple years ago and knew I had to do it one day. I loved the Spyro the Dragon video game as a kid, although I sucked at it. Still, it was fun and it’s centered on a dragon, and I love dragons!

Well, enough reminiscing. To the tag!

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

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Pancake Book Tag

Aha! Yes! I am back with another book tag for my weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK!!! 🤣🥳🤣🥳

Since it’s my birthday week, I thought that I should do a tag centered on one of my favorite foods — pancakes! 😊 Every year on my birthday, I take time off to visit a restaurant for brunch, and that restaurant MUST serve pancakes because that’s all I want to eat on my birthday. Hence, I often end up at an IHOP, lol. I spend the day enjoying pancakes or waffles or French toasts. I love all three.

So here’s the Pancake Book Tag. It was created by Becky at Blogs of a Bookaholic.

I love me some pancakes with a sprinkling of sugar. I find it so teasing; teasing me with its sweetness before I even pour the syrup.

The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri (transl.)

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Feminist Book Tag

I’m continuing my weeklong birthday celebration BOOK TAG WEEK with the Feminist Book Tag!! because it’s Women’s History Month.

I found the tag over on Spotlight on Stories. I tried to find out who created the tag, and it seems like it might be a French blogger over on La Voix Du Livre, but I’m not sure because the blogger mentions someone called “PKJ” as having created it. So, yeah, I managed to confuse myself and since I’m no book tag detective, let’s just get to the tag!

(Btw, check out the Women’s History Book Tag — another one that’s perfect for this month.)

Your favorite female author

Robin Hobb

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