Gothic Book Tag

This tag will be quite tricky for me. The Gothic Book Tag was created by the Classics Club, which encourages folks to read classic books. I attempted to do the 50 classics in 5 years and failed miserably at it, lol. I wasn’t fully committed, but I still dip into a classic book every now and then.

The intent of this tag is to answer the questions with classic books in mind. Well, I know I’ll fail at that because I’ve read some classic books so long ago that details about them have faded. But I’ll try my best.

Which classic book has scared you the most?

Beloved by Toni Morrison

It’s a historical fiction novel about a woman who escaped slavery to Ohio. Many people believed she’d gone mad when she took extreme actions to prevent her kids from being sold into slavery. Years later, she’s still haunted by memories of the past and the spirit of her dead baby.

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Spoopy Memes Book Tag, Pt. 2

Lol! I did the first part of this book tag exactly one year ago. If Emily at Embuhleelist keeps creating them, I guess it will become an annual event on my blog to do the Spoopy Memes Book Tag on October 26, lol!

Name a character that keeps repeating the same mistakes, despite having multiple opportunities to prevent them.

Nevare from Forest Mage by Robin Hobb

Emily chose Fitz from Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings series, so I’m gonna choose Nevare from Hobb’s Soldier Son trilogy, which Emily and I are currently buddy-reading. We are about to start the last book in the trilogy now — Renegade’s Magic. To me, Nev is as hardheaded as Fitz so far, and it took him until the end of the second book, Forest Mage, to realize that he should start trying to do things a bit differently. It was a bit frustrating to read about even if I understand the reason for his obstinacy.

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Autumn Book Tag

Autumn has become one of my favorite seasons. I even like the cold winds that sometimes blow through it because they make me bundle up in cozy sweaters and thick scarves.

I love this season for its blazing colors and for the fashion that goes with it too. It’s the only time of year that I’m eager to shop for clothes, so my closet tends to have more items to wear in the fall than in any other season.

I love the food and drinks this season inspires, especially as it leads into Christmas — hot chocolate, apple pie, gingerbread latte, pumpkin spiced latte, and so much more.

Anyway, for today’s entry in BOOK TAG WEEK, I’m doing the Autumn Book Tag, which was created by Jenniely. And this time, I was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian 😄😆 (she tagged me for it last year, lol, but don’t mind that. Better later than never, eh!) 🙃.

Hot Chocolate: What is your comfort book?

Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (illus.)

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Dark Academia Book Tag

I saw this tag going around and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do it too, especially for this season. I consider myself tagged by Madame Writer because I saw the tag there first. It was created by booktubers *emmie* and CarolynMarieReads.

What is your favorite “academia” or “dark” book + movie?

I don’t know why, but my mind went blank when I read this question. I guess it’s because I haven’t read many “academia” novels, but I’ve certainly read a few “dark” ones. For my favorite book, I choose The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey because it’s a bit dark and it fits the dark academia aesthetic.

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Fall Bucket List Book Tag

Fall is here 😀 and Halloween is on the way, so my plan is to do a BOOK TAG WEEK leading up to Halloween. From now until Halloween, I’ll mostly post book tags. They will all be fall or Halloween themed.

I hope you’ll get some great book recommendations from them.

I’m kicking off the event with the Fall Bucket List Book Tag, which I found over on Kristin Kraves Books. It was created by Read by Tiffany, who created the graphics for it that I use below.

Picky Eaters, Pt. 1 by S.J. Higbee

It was the first thing to pop in my head. It’s a fantasy short story about a great, old dragon babysitting his grandkids. It was a light, fun, quick read that was entertaining.

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Mini Book Tag Week: Bookish Boxes & Buzzwords Tag

Here’s a pretty cool tag that was created by booktuber LizziefayeLovesBooks. It’s about books that match all your checkboxes on what you like to read or has buzzwords that appeal to you. I consider myself tagged by Rachel at Life of a Female Bibliophile.

Your go-to genre or favorite type of book

Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

My go-to genre is fantasy, so I chose my favorite Robin Hobb book from this genre. The Golden Fool is the second novel in the Tawney Man trilogy, which finds Fitz and the Fool on another adventure. I recently reread it on audio and love it still.

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Mini Book Tag Week: Opposite Book Tag

My mini book tag week continues with the Opposite Book Tag, which I found on the Book Forager just a few days ago. I decided to do it because it pushed me to take a look at the digital version of my collection to answer some of the questions. I love playing around with it, lol.

First book in your collection | Last book you bought

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology by Cory O’Brien, illus. by Sarah E. Melville

I don’t remember the first one in my collection, so I went with my copy of The Great Gatsby, which I actually took from my dad. It’s pretty old, so it’s been in my family’s collection (and now mine) for a while.

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Mini Book Tag Week: End of Summer Recap Book Tag – 2020

I’m in a book tag mood, so I declare a BOOK TAG WEEK!! But since we’re already halfway through the week, this will be a mini book tag week.

I did this tag last year after seeing it over on Kristin Kraves and have decided to do it again after seeing a recent post Kristin did, so shout out her! 😀

The tag was created by Faith at You Are What You Read and, like Faith, I’ll only consider for this the books I read in June to August.

Which book can you not stop thinking about?

Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 1 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.), transl. by Stephen Kohler

This a fantasy manga about a girl who adores magic and gets the opportunity to become a witch but, unfortunately, at a dire cost. I enjoyed the story and admired the illustrations and am looking forward to continuing with it.

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‘I Should Have Read That’ Book Tag

Can you believe it’s been over a month since I last posted a book tag on here? I can’t. Well, here’s the I Should Have Read That book tag. It was created by Beth at Books Nest.

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read 

Soulless by Gail Carriger

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Book Buying Habits Tag

It’s Friday. I feel like doing a book tag, so here’s the Book Buying Habits Tag created by booktuber Megan Olivier.

Where do you buy your books?

Wherever I see the book or find a cover/edition of it I like. I often shop at Barnes & Noble, but there are some indie bookstores I also like to shop at. If I want a particular edition or cover, I check Book Depository. I used to shop a lot at Book Outlet because of the huge discounts, but I don’t often do so anymore since I get discounts from working at a bookstore. And recently, I discovered Discworld Emporium, which sells books and other items related to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I like their packaging, so I might get more stuff from them. 😊

…I miss shopping at Borders, though.

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