Hocus Pocus Book Tag

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! 😀

I don’t celebrate the holiday, but I do love seeing people dress up in costumes to celebrate it and I enjoy watching horror and thriller movies and TV shows in honor of it. And since I haven’t yet watched season 2 of Stranger Things… Guess what I’ll be doing tonight!

For this blog, I decided to honor the holiday with one of my favorite Halloween-inspired movies: Hocus Pocus. I was so excited when I saw the tag on Lair of Books. I loved the movie as a kid (still do) and the songs in it. It came out in the early 1990s (back when Disney shows had substance to them).

The tag was created by Katie at Never Not Reading and the graphics I’m using where done by Flavia the Bibliophile.

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Apple, Pumpkin Book Tags

It’s Sunday and I’m here with a long tag post ’cause I’m feeling guilty for not going to an event. (Outside is overcast and rainy and I just prefer to stay in my cozy bed.)

I love to double up on book tags, though they make the post extra long, but I have a really good reason for doubling up on these two and that’s because they were both created by booktuber Josh of the Literary Gladiators! Also, they are both perfect for the fall season.

For me, apples make me think of the apple pies I crave in the fall, which is a recent thing because my family started to make apple pies about a year or so ago. We discovered apple pie a la mode and have been hooked ever since!

I like pumpkins. I like them in my soup and I love pumpkin-flavored foods such as pancakes, cakes, and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes, which I always get from Panera as soon as the leaves start to change. My family have a superstition that pumpkins are duppy, i.e. ghost, food, so my mom always warns me whenever I eat it (and make me feel scared).

Anyway, I’ll get on with the tag starting with the…

Apple Book Tag

(see the original video here)

Granny Smith: An overbearingly sweet work or character

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Autumn Book Tag

And I’m back with another book tag for the season! 🙂 Can you tell that I love doing book tags? If not, I do and I enjoy reading them too because I get book recommendations from them sometimes, but only when peeps give more details on the books mentioned in the tag.

Well, I wasn’t tagged for this one but I discovered it over on Dani’s blog, Perspective of a Writer. She had some cool graphics over there. I really like how her blog looks. The tag was created by seelieknight.

Best autumnal themed book cover.

Cuttings by Yuko Ota (illus.)

This is a collection of illustrator Yuko Ota’s work. I got it at the Small Press Expo last year but haven’t yet picked it up to read. I think it fits this category well, both the illustration and the colors.

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Fall Book Tag

It’s fall. Here’s a tag. It’s the Fall Book Tag created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

I was tagged by Beth of Bethan May Books, who I recently started following (recently meaning about a month ago 😉 ) and have received several book recommendations from so definitely check out her blog to get some too.

Rules:

Link back to the tag’s creator.

Use the graphics if you want to.

Have fun.

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Book Cake Book Tag

As I sit here with my stomach grumbling dreading that I’ll have to cook something (I hate cooking), I thought to myself, “Why not do the Book Cake Book Tag that Ann of Ann’s Reading Corner tagged me for ages ago?”

Actually, that’s not what I said to myself. It was more like “Ugh… I don’t feel like cooking. Lemme do a book tag.” Either way, here I am with another book tag and one I was actually tagged for this time! 🙂 I’m catching up. Kinda. Ann tagged me for this last year, but better late than never, eh? Thanks Ann! 😀

By the way, after some searching, I found that the tag was created by booktuber Suddenly Lorna.

Flour: A book that was slow to start but picked up as it went along

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

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Try a Chapter Tag, Pt. 2

I’ve always wanted to do another round of the Try a Chapter Tag (here’s my first one), so I’m glad to finally get another chance to do it. I recently completed the 2 books I’ve been actively reading and am now looking for 2 more to start on. (I tend to juggle 3 these days.) Since I’m long overdue to read the ARCs and other recently published books I won in giveaways, I’ve decided to use this tag to choose two ARCs/recently pubbed books to read next.

The tag was created by Malia at BookParadise, a booktuber. The guidelines are as follows:

Choose 5+ books you’ve been meaning to read.
Read up to the first chapter, prologue included.
Decide if you’ll complete it or set it aside.
Here are the books I’ll choose from.

Some of these were published earlier this year so I’ll include the publication dates below.

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Finally Fall Book Tag

I love book tags and I love fall, so when I saw this one around booktube, I decided to do it. The tag was created by Alina at Tall Tales.

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting!

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

I decided to take  this question literally and chose a comic book — I Hate Fairyland, which because of the bright colors used in the illustrations, has a vivid setting. The comic book is dazzling and filled with such an abundance of bright colors that they are almost overwhelming. Many readers have enjoyed reading this story about a girl who is brought to Fairyland and is stuck there for over 20 years because she can’t find the key to the way out, but it didn’t appeal much to me . I think the hype spoiled it for me making the funny portions a bit stale. I went in expecting too much.

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