Wyrd and Wonder Challenge | Book Tag, Pt. 2

Here’s part two of this tag that’s not a tag but I made into a tag because I like tags. 😉 Part one can be found here.

In case anyone else would like to do this as a book tag, please credit Imyril at There’s Always Room for One More, who put this challenge together for #WyrdandWonder, a month-long celebration in May of all things fantasy.

Today is the last day of #WyrdandWonder and thus the last day to enter my book GIVEAWAY. If you haven’t already done so, click here to be entered to win up to $30USD of fantasy book purchases from Book Depository.

To the prompts!!

Fave trans or enby characters

Akeha’s partner

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Wyrd and Wonder Challenge | Book Tag, Pt. 1

This is a cop-out post. I intended to publish a post each day for these challenges but that didn’t work out, so I’ll publish them as a series of book tag posts. Yay me!! 😀 I’ll do as many as I can.

What I really should be doing is writing a book review, but ughh… I don’t wanna, so I’m doing this tag that’s not a tag. 😉

In case anyone else would like to do this book tag (that’s not an actual book tag), please credit Imyril at There’s Always Room for One More who put this challenge together for #WyrdandWonder, a month-long celebration in May of all things fantasy.

To the prompts!!

Wyrd and Wonder TBR

The Devourers by Indra Das

I posted my TBR for Wyrd & Wonder last month so instead I decided to feature a book from my TBR that I’m now reading. Well, I’m picking up from where I left off when I was buddy-reading this with Rachel from Life of a Female Bibliophile. I don’t think it works well for buddy-reading. We were both bored by it, but I want to try it again to see if I just wasn’t in the mood for it back then or if I really don’t like it. I hope to complete it by the end of this week.

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Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag

To get things going on here for Wyrd & Wonder (a month-long celebration of all things fantasy), I thought I’d kick it back to the classics and jumpstart this thing with the Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag, which was created by Nandini of Unputdownable Books(I consider myself tagged by Sara Letourneau.)

My plan was to answer with only fantasy novels (in honor of W&W) but I haven’t yet read that many fantasy novels to be able to do so. 😦

Gandalf – A book that taught you something

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chödrön

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Weekend Reads #93: Week 2 — O.W.L. Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However instead of a topic, I’ll instead share with you my progress on my O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels).

The O.W.L. Magical Readathon is in session. It began on April 1st and I’m sharing my weekly reading progress reports as I work toward becoming an Aurologist — someone who reads and studies auras.

I was doing well until last week when I took a road trip and forgot to carry the books I intended to read. Has that ever happened to you? I was close to finishing one book and, not wanting to be on a trip without a book, I packed a few others that I thought would would interest me and would apply to this reading challenge.

I threw in my bag Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which I’ve been reading on and off since last year. It’s slow reading. Though some parts interest me because of the tension and gothic atmosphere of certain scenes, the majority of the story so far has been boring, so I take long breaks from the book. I would DNF it, but I have my mind intent on completing the book. I enjoy reading horror stories about vampires and other parasitic monsters that hunt humans, so I’d like to finally complete this classic that has inspired such stories. So yeah, that’s why it was in my bag for this trip. I could only read a few paragraphs at a time because I tended to start snoozing after every third paragraph.

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I Heart Characters! #17: A Female DRAGON

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani at Perspective of a Writer to share our love of great characters. Each week, Dani assigns a topic/type of character that we must find examples of in the various media we consume (books, TV shows, movies, comics, podcasts, etc.).

Since I often skip a week (or two), I mash the character types Dani assigns into one to create a bonus character type that I include at the end of the post. The title of my post indicates the bonus character type I’ll feature at the end. But for now, here are the topics Dani assigned.

March 14 topic:

A Woman You Want to Be

Literally any female character that you want to become. Just slip right into their life and take over! It can be for whatever reason, revenge, the world, her personality or loves, whatever!

Atomic Blonde

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Weekend Reads #92: Week 1 — O.W.L. Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend. However instead of a topic, I’ll instead share with you my progress on my O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels).

The O.W.L. Magical Readathon is in session. It began on April 1st, but because I’ve been so busy lately, I wasn’t able to start my reading until this week. Since it’s a month-long readathon, I’ve decided to share my progress at the end of each week so you all can see if I past my subjects to become Aurologist — someone who reads and studies auras.

Aurology is an esoteric subject, quite like divination, and so far I’ve done a great job reading books that fit it. By the way, I’ve already deviated from my TBR for this readathon. If you’re familiar with my blog, that’s probably not surprising to you. I hardly ever follow those things although I enjoy creating them.

The first book took me on a wild, stream-of-conciousness ride filled with drugs, random hookups, and many bad decisions. I didn’t like it. It was disconcerting and I couldn’t make sense of anything, though there were brief moments of clarity. It totally fucked with my aura reading, and I’m sure many straight-laced professors would disagree with dabbling in such a book. Although, if one is to be an aurologist, one can’t be too uptight and the book did show a possible, though chemical-inducing, way of transcending reality.

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Book Tags: Daylight Savings | Winter-themed | St. Patrick’s Day

I wanted to do a book tag but I couldn’t decide on one, so here are three. They are themed tags for specific times of the year, all of which I’ve missed. So this post is late since it’s published after the switch to Daylight Savings Time when winter is done and St. Patrick’s Day has passed.

Daylight Savings Book Tag

I have no idea who created this tag, but I found it on the Night Faerie Blog, so shout out to her for posting it!

Fallback: Longest book you like

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Probably A Game of Thrones, which is over 800 pages in the mass market paperback edition. I like this story and enjoy reading it but have been wondering lately if it’s worth continuing with it in book form because I’ll have to keep rereading all the books to keep the story fresh in mind when another installment in the series has been published.

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