Harry Potter Tag | via Bookidote

I have a migraine and it seems that it’s here to stay for the week, which means I can hardly think straight so there won’t be any book reviews (as I’d planned but didn’t share on here) for some time. However, a painful head puts me in the mood for Harry Potter (not really but any excuse is welcome) so here’s a Harry Potter book tag.

The tag was created by Trang over at Bookidote and the graphics were created by her as well. The only rule for this is that we’re banned from using the Harry Potter books in the answers. Oh boy.

A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.

Gilded Cage by Vic James is a YA dystopian fantasy novel set in the present day where some people, called the Equals, have magical abilities and enslave those who lack them, the Commoners. The novel was published earlier this year and has received mixed reviews. Though I liked it as I read, the story suffered from several plot holes that made parts of it unbelievable. I don’t think I’d do a good job if I should rewrite it, but I do wish the story had a stronger foundation.

Continue reading

Summer Reading Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag, so since we are now boiling in the middle of summer, I thought why not do the Summer Reading Tag. The tag was created by booktuber Amy Jane Reads.

What three books do you want to read this summer?

Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

The Iliad by Homer, trans. by Robert Fagles

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan

I keep changing my mind about what I want to read next because I read according to my mood, but these three were on my summer TBR and I really would like to read or at least start them this summer. I would also like to sneak in one of Ann Brashares’s Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants books, if I can. Those are perfect for the summer.

Continue reading

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag: 2017

And it’s another edition of the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! I’ve decided to do this every year around this time.

I don’t think I was tagged by anyone (totally apologize if I’ve forgotten I was), but this tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire (a booktuber) and Ely Jayne (a blogger).

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Of course, that would be The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. I’m so happy to have finally tried a book by her and I’m glad it was this one, which (for me) puts a spin on fantasy novels by giving me an older protagonist. I also like how it’s written and how things wrap up at the end. It was a great reading experience.

Continue reading

Fandom Book Tag, Pt. 1

Soo… I wanted to focus on tags I was tagged for but when I looked at my long list of book tags, I realized that I failed to mark which ones I was tagged for. Oh well. I’ll just do them all at random.

I found the Fandom Book Tag over on My Tiny Obsessions and stowed it away to do one day (today!). I think I was more attracted to how Cristina formatted the post than interested in the tag itself, but it looks like fun so here I am and here it is.

The tag was created by Pia at Fangirl Fashionista. There are a lot of questions because of the many fandoms out there, so I decided to separate them into two posts.

Doctor Who: A book with a (mostly) blue cover.

Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen

Continue reading

Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

It’s book tag week!! 😀

Since I didn’t post anything yesterday, I’m doubling up today. (Good idea, me! **Pats self on back**)

My plan was to focus on tags I was tagged for but then I remember seeing this book tag over on Books and Drinks and immediately wanted to do it, mostly because I want to show off the cute illustrations of cats (not part of the tag but it was included in the post on Books and Drinks).

My eyes immediately zoomed to the illustrations when I saw the post. I googled them and learned from this Bored Panda post that they were created by game designer and illustrator Marija Tiurina, who teamed up with NeonMob, a platform for digital artists and collectors, to portray the seven deadly sins with cats.

After looking at the Bored Panda post, I went off on a tangent by visiting Tiurina’s website to look at more of her illustrations. I really like her style. It’s cartoony, but they are all sweet, cute, and fun, even the ones that have a sinister tone.

Anyway, I’m not here to discuss Tiurina’s art (though I’m tempted to do a post on her and her illustrations), so onward with the tag!

GREED: What is the most expensive book that you own? What is the least expensive book that you own?

Continue reading

Anything but Books Tag

It’s about to be a book tag-filled week.

I’m pretty busy and am not in the mood to do any of the reviews I have planned, so I’ll do something fun instead, which means inundating my blog with tags everyday this week.

Positive perks: I’ll get caught up on things I’m tagged for.

Negative perks: I’ll annoy someone with all these tags because I might repeat books in a few. Oh well.

I’ll kick off tag week with the Anything But Books Tag, which was created by booktuber ReadorRot. I was tagged by the awesome Emily at Embuhlee liest, my buddy-reader in all things Robin Hobb.

Name a cartoon(s) that you love.

Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I’d really like to do some spring clean but, ugh! I can’t work up the energy. Instead, I’ll do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag, which I found on Dragons & Zombies. It was created by booktuber Jen @ Book Syrup.

The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Well, this is more a struggle to continue rather than to begin. I started reading this high-fantasy series, which is composed of 13 thick books, back in 2013, but by the fifth book, I was too annoyed with Jordan’s writing to continue and took a break from it, which led to me giving up. Thanks to audio books, my interest in it has been renewed and now I look forward to continuing the series after refreshing my memory of those I’ve already read.

Continue reading