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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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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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
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This novella was very popular this past Christmas. Since I was in the mood for romance novels at the time, I added it to my TBR. But I didn’t get to it until this January. I picked it up shortly after completing Hibbert’s Get a Life, Chloe Brown. That story was entertaining and made me want to try more of Hibbert’s work.
I borrowed the audiobook of Wrapped Up in You from the library. Unfortunately, despite the many claims of how good this story is, it didn’t work for me and effectively threw me out of my romance mood.
William Reid is nothing special, except for his billion-dollar acting career and his, you know, face. (Apparently, it’s a good one.) Winning ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ was nice, but this Christmas, he has more important goals in mind… like finally winning over his best friend’s little sister, the super-smart and kinda-scary Abbie Farrell.
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I kept hearing about this book last year. It was as if everyone had read a Talia Hibbert novel and loved it, and the one most talked about was this one — Get a Life, Chloe Brown. I hardly read romance novels, but the romance reading bug bit me toward the end of 2020 and its effects carried over into 2021, so I picked up this book in January. Although I didn’t love it as much as everyone else, it made me want to try more of Hibbert’s work.
Brown Sistsers, book 1
Set in the U.K., this is an enemies-to-lovers story featuring an interracial couple.
After almost getting hit by a car, Chloe plans to reinvigorate her life by making a list to help her “Get a Life,” which includes moving out of her family’s mansion. Chloe is a Black woman who is chronically ill with fibromyalgia. She successfully moves into an apartment with the help of her younger sisters, Dani and Eve, who often tease her about the building’s sexy handyman, Redford “Red” Morgan.
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I just spent over an hour of my life trying to figure out the Block editor 😩. There are some cool design ideas in there, so I wanted to try out one I had in mind with this post. Obviously, it didn’t work for me. I know I did the things right, but the previews had it looking kind of wonky. I give up. I’ll just continue with the Classic editor. Anyway…
Whenever I want to post something but can’t come up with a post idea or am too lazy to do a review or a discussion post, I turn to the trusty book tag! That’s what I’m doing today.
I found this tag over on Never Not Reading. It was created by Phoenix at Books with Wings. The tag focuses on trends in 2020 that relate to corona. Although this is a 2020-themed tag, not all the books I mention were read in 2020.
Part one: Beginning of the year
A book that you were really excited for
Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
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Time for a book tag because I want to put up a post today but I don’t feel like working on any of the book reviews that I have piled up. So, yes, something fun today, and it’s the What Cats Do Book Tag, which was created by Kate at MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities.
There is a very handsome black cat residing in my house that I call Shadow Cat (because he follows us around like a shadow or an assassin — which I think he’s training to be) and the Jinster (because I think he has a wicked sense of humor), and I sometimes feature him on IG when I get bored while working from home. I’m pretty sure he’s tired of having me in the house by now.
I never thought the day would come when I’d have a pet in my house or find myself liking a cat, but 2020 was a year of shocking surprises, and the Jinster was one of them. Anyway, to the tag!
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Here’s a tag to give a shout-out to the characters I read about and watched in 2020.
I believe this tag was created by Amanda, A Brighter Shade of Hope, at least that’s what I said in my previous posts of this tag; but Amanda’s tag link no longer works. Maybe it was taken down. I mention all this because I like to credit those who create the tags, and I really think she created this one. So…
Favorite male character of the year
That’s Maia the half-goblin from The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. It’s a fantasy novel about a young half-goblin, Maia, who suddenly becomes emperor when his father died. Maia is just the sweetest. He’s pretty naïve when he becomes emperor, and it shows. I love that we get to follow along as he grows and becomes more competent and confident in his position.
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Hey y’all! 😀
Being stuck at home and having to work from home since, like, March is starting to get to me again because a few days ago, I started singing my favorite song from the Hobbit soundtrack — “Misty Mountains” by Richard Armitage — to the cat, so… Here’s a book tag! Lol!
I’m really excited to say that I was tagged for this, yes indeedy! I was tagged by the wonderful Rae of Rae’s Reads and Reviews, and the tag was created by Ellyn at Allonsythornraxx.
(Btw, if you’re interested, I did a similar tag a while back — Stay at Home Book Tag. If you’re looking for more book tags to do, check out my list of them here. I’ve done a ton over the years, lol.)
What are you currently reading?
Well, I have a couple stuff going at the moment…
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It’s hot. It’s humid. I’m sweating profusely and dying of thirst, but boy do love the constant sunshine and warmth. 😀
That’s why I’ve decided to do the Summer Vibes Book Tag, which I found over on Kristin Kraves Books. The tag was created by Deanna, the Comfy Reader.
Island Songs by Alex Wheatle
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