Characters of the Year Book Tag | 2020

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

Maia

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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Let’s Rewind: December 2020

Despite how much of an ass 2020, it still seems as if it flew by.

Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


December.

It wasn’t too bad. Sure the Christmas spirit wasn’t flowing strongly through me, filling me with Christmas cheer and making me run around racking up a huge bill while buying everyone presents, but I still enjoyed the holiday and the time off to just relax.

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Book Haul #67: Last Haul for 2020

The end of the year is fast approaching, and everyone’s looking forward to telling 2020 goodbye. But before we get to that moment, here’s a small book haul for the end of the year.

PURCHASE

PHYSICAL

DRAGON WING by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

This series might be the next bunch I buddy-read with Emily at Embuhleeliest, my buddy-reader in all this Robin Hobb… and maybe Margaret Weis.

PLAYING IN THE DARK: WHITENESS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION by Toni Morrison

I saw this thin book in the store, read the back, and could not leave without it.

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Stuck at Home Book Tag

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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Let’s Rewind: November 2020

Ahh… November. My time of R&R.

Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


Not much happened in November. I took some time away from blogging because I wasn’t in the mood for it then and spent the time reading mostly romance novels, which I haven’t done in a while. I was just in a romance mood, which I’d felt coming on because this is the time of year that I usually spend watching cheesy romance flicks and those Hallmark movies. I’m still in that happy-go-lucky romance mood, so I’m still bingeing on such books and movies.

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End of Year Book Tag | 2020

I feel like doing a book tag, so here’s one.

The End of Year Book Tag was created by booktuber Ariel Bissett. I did it before back in 2017 and thought to do it again because the questions are great for this time of year.

(Btw, if you’re looking for tags to do. I created a list of all the ones I’ve done here and even categorized them here because I obviously have nothing better to do these days, lol. 🤪)

ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU STARTED THIS YEAR THAT YOU NEED TO FINISH?

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Top Ten Tuesday #45: Books I Want to Reread

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic:

BOOKS I Want to Read Again

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top 10 Tuesday post, but I couldn’t pass on this one because it’s the perfect topic for me. I’m a major rereader. I enjoy revisiting stories I love and even those I didn’t to see if my mind has changed. If I didn’t complete a book, it’s highly possible that I might reread it to see if my mood is more in tune with the book then.

Being spoiled on how the story will end doesn’t turn me off either. Most times, I’ll still anticipate what will happen next and will be at the edge of my seat speeding through the book although I know exactly how it all wraps up. I reread to revisit worlds, reengage with characters, and reflect on the author’s prose. And the experience is always different from when I first read the book.

Well then, here are 10 books I’d like to reread.

Rasputin’s Daughter by Robert Alexander

I read this years ago when I was in high school and loved it. It’s historical fiction about the notorious mad monk, Rasputin. The story is narrated from his daughter’s POV. I recall it being a very engaging, gripping read. I wonder if such will be the case when I revisit it.

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Book Haul #66: I’m Back

Hey peoples, I’m back!

I took a quick break from blogging because I felt like it, but now I’m back at it. You can expect to see posts whenever I manage to throw one up, and hopefully I’ll get some time this week to catch up on all your posts I missed out on.

My plan was to preplan posts for the week over the holiday, but that didn’t work out. So here’s a nice, easy book haul post! 😀

It’s quite long because it’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these.

Couple notes:
First, please let me know if you are using a mobile device to view this post because ever since WordPress switched to the block editor, my posts have been looking wonky on phones whenever I group images together.
Second, all links are to Goodreads unless otherwise stated.

Purchase

Physical

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Top 5 Tuesday #47: Books I’m Glad For & Top Recs

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now managed by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

I’m doubling up on topics since I didn’t do this post last week (haven’t been in a blogging mood). So…

Last week’s topic:

Top 5 books I’m glad I read

Books I’m glad I read this year (or other years)

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chödrön

This is actually a speech that Chödrön gave at her granddaughter’s graduation. It’s very inspiring and something I needed to read at the time I read it. Failing at something is often seen as the most horrible thing to happen, but after reading this book, I’ve started to realize that failing is not the end. It can be the beginning of something new, something better.

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Let’s Rewind: October 2020

This is my October wrap up. It’s late because I haven’t been in the mood to blog lately.

Let’s Rewind is a monthly wrap up but instead of talking about only books, I include all types of other stuff, like articles… bookish news… commercials… random-ass links… movies… art… podcasts… cartoons… and whatever else happened to me in the month. You know, the usual stuff that people talk about in monthly wrap ups. So read on to see what I did and read this month. You might stumble upon something that interests you.


Maaan… I don’t even remember what went down in October. All that’s on my mind right now is that Trump is out of a job and is acting like an ass about it. I wish he could be kicked out ASAP instead of having to wait until January next year. This dude is so odd and incompetent as a president.

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