The Pumpkin Spice Latte Book Tag!

I was tagged by Rafaela from The Portuguese Bibliophile and the tag was originally created by Azia from The Uncharted World! I haven’t done a tag in awhile, even though I don’t drink pumpkin spice lattes (because I don’t like lattes, not because I’m a snob about PSL), it fits the fall mood!

I was tagged by Rafaela from The Portuguese Bibliophile and the tag was originally created by Azia from The Uncharted World! I haven’t done a tag in awhile, even though I don’t drink pumpkin spice lattes (because I don’t like lattes, not because I’m a snob about PSL), it fits the fall mood!

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE 
 A BOOK YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU’D LOVE

I just posted my review for this yesterday, but oh man, I really did love this book! I was definitely expecting to enjoy it, but I didn’t expect to love it. It just felt like exactly like what I needed at the time I read it.

HOT APPLE CIDER
 A BOOK THAT GOT YOU A BIT HOT UNDER THE COLLAR 

Talia Hibbert knows what she’s doing, especially when it comes to steamy scenes. I think I was listening to this around other people (with headphones, so it’s not like they could hear it), and I had to pause because I didn’t think I could keep a straight face.

 PEANUT BUTTER HOT CHOCOLATE
 A BOOK THAT FELT LIKE A WARM HUG

This book is always feel like home to me, so it definitely has the feel of a warm hug. I’ve read it so many times at so many different times in my life that it will always be special to me.

MAPLE PECAN LATTE
 A BOOK YOU ENJOYED THAT WAS HARD TO GET INTO

This book was definitely hard for me to get into. I started reading it twice, but was immediately confused and had to start it a third time by listening to the audiobook. It took 50 or so pages, but after that, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

LONDON FOG
 A VANILLA CHARACTER

I hate to be constantly saying how much I didn’t like this book, but Sheetal was so uninteresting to me. I mean, I found the entire book uninteresting, so the main character being kind of bland didn’t really help.

HOT BUTTERED RUM
 A BOOK THAT WAS VELVETY SMOOTH TO READ

I adore Laura Wood’s writing. Whenever she writes a particularly atmospheric scene, I can immediately picture it. Besides that, I just love everything else about her books!

PUMPKIN CREAM COLD BREW 
A CHARACTER WHOSE TEMPERAMENT IS ICY COLD

I have to go with Cardan from The Folk of the Air series…he doesn’t necessarily stay icy, but he definitely started out that way.

SALTED CARAMEL MOCHA
 A BOOK THAT YOU’RE SALTY ABOUT

I feel like I’m salty about quite a few, but OOF THIS BOOK. I still shudder when I see it on my Goodreads or my stats spreadsheet…this book was just absolutely AWFUL. The thing that sucks is that it actually could have been good, had the main character not been a manipulative piece of shit.

HONEY BEE LATTE
 A CHARACTER WHO IS SWEET

ZAF. My literal dream man. An absolute gem of a man. Enough said lol!

GINGERBREAD LATTE
 A CHARACTER YOU’D TAKE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

I hate to be like this….but my answer is the same as the one above this! I love him that much.


Thank you so much Rafaela for tagging me! I get too stressed to tag anyone, so if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged!

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A to Z Bookish Survey!

Happy Thursday! I’m caught up on reviews and I have a few posts planned that I want to think about more before writing, so I figured I would do a tag today! I first saw this on Genie in a Novel and it was created by The Perpetual Page Turner. I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but this seemed fun.

Happy Thursday! I’m caught up on reviews and I have a few posts planned that I want to think about more before writing, so I figured I would do a tag today! I first saw this on Genie in a Novel and it was created by The Perpetual Page Turner. I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but this seemed fun.

AUTHOR YOU’VE READ THE MOST BOOKS FROM:

This is a tie! 14 each for Sarah J. Maas and Brandon Sanderson, though I am reading Oathbringer right now, so when I finish this answer will change.

BEST SEQUEL EVER:

Maybe not best ever, but A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

CURRENTLY READING:

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson! Also, I’m listening to Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean.

DRINK OF CHOICE WHILE READING:

Water or Pepsi Zero lol

E-READER OR PHYSICAL BOOK?

PHYSICAL. I don’t have an ereader, but I do have the Kindle app on my phone and I always forget I have books on there. Out of sight, out of mind.

FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY DATED IN HIGH SCHOOL:

Kai from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!! I love him. There’s definitely more, but he was the first that came to mind.

GLAD YOU GAVE THIS BOOK A CHANCE:

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare! I don’t even remember what made me give this book a try because I’d never read historical romance before, but oh man, I’m such a fan now! I haven’t read too much more historical romance, but it’s definitely a genre I’m excited to explore.

HIDDEN GEM BOOK:

The Green Rider series by Kristen Britain! It definitely has some loyal fans, but I love the series so much.

IMPORTANT MOMENT IN YOUR READING LIFE:

When my mom introduced me to Harry Potter! She’s not a big reader, but she read at least the first book to me. This definitely made me a lifelong fan of reading and of fantasy.

JUST FINISHED:

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge! I really wasn’t sure if I was ever going to finish it lol

KINDS OF BOOKS YOU WON’T READ:

I don’t think there is anything I absolutely won’t read, though I definitely have content that I don’t want to read about, like sexual assault, war, and other generally dark things.

LONGEST BOOK YOU’VE READ:

As of right now, Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson, at 1,087 pages, but again, after I finish Oathbringer, this answer will change. (it is 1,243 pages)

MAJOR BOOK HANGOVER BECAUSE OF:

Books don’t normally give me book hangovers…if I read a really good book, it makes me excited to read more good books. IRL stuff is what impacts my reading the most.

NUMBER OF BOOKCASES YOU OWN:

3-ish.

ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES:

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale!

PREFERRED PLACE TO READ:

Anywhere, really. As long as it’s comfortable and semi-quiet.

QUOTE THAT INSPIRES YOU/GIVES YOU ALL THE FEELS FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ:

I like him better than I’ve ever liked anyone and that of all the things he’s ever done to me, making me like him so much is by far the worst.” – The Wicked King by Holly Black

This quote just makes me feel things, okay.

READING REGRET:

Not reading in college. I had to read so many scientific papers and stuff that I just didn’t have the energy to read more, so instead I turned to stuff like KDramas and anime (it’s funny that I didn’t want to read, but then I turn to two things that I need to read subtitles to understand…that’s sound logic lol)

SERIES YOU STARTED AND NEED TO FINISH (ALL BOOKS ARE OUT IN SERIES):

The Rebel of the Sands series by Alwyn Hamilton and The Arcadia Project by Mishell Baker. I’m pretty sure those are both finished series. I think that is it though! Ongoing series is another story…

THREE OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS:
UNAPOLOGETIC FANGIRL FOR:

Throne of Glass. I totally understand that it’s not for everyone and I recognize the parts of it that are problematic, but damn, I love it!

VERY EXCITED FOR THIS RELEASE MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS:

I can’t pick just one, so have a few: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust, The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty, and A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir.

WORST BOOKISH HABIT:

Flipping through and spotting key words that might give away what happens 👀

X MARKS THE SPOT: START AT THE TOP LEFT OF YOUR SHELF AND PICK THE 27TH BOOK:

It’s Cinder by Marissa Meyer!

YOUR LATEST BOOK PURCHASE:

I ordered A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson, and Under a Dancing Star by Laura Wood from Book Depository last week, so they should be here eventually!

ZZZ-SNATCHER BOOK (LAST BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP WAY LATE):

I think it was Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman! I tend not to read super late at night anymore, so if this one didn’t actually keep me up, it did in spirit lol


Hope you all are having a wonderful week and are staying safe!

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Reading Habits Book Tag!

I was tagged by Emily over at Moonlight & Moths! Thank you so much for tagging me! This looks like a fun one.

I was tagged by Emily over at Moonlight & Moths! Thank you so much for tagging me! This looks like a fun one.

Do you Have A Certain Place At Home For Reading?

There is an over-sized chair with an ottoman in the living room that is ~my~ chair (I live with my parents so technically it is their chair, but I’ve claimed it). It’s super comfortable because I can sit a bunch of different ways in it. I’m in this chair like 90% of the time that I’m at home and awake, so I definitely do a lot of reading in this chair. I also read in my bed, but not as much lately because I can’t seem to get comfortable.

Bookmark or Random Piece of Paper?

BOTH. I have so many bookmarks, but I will still just use a random receipt a lot of the time.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I can definitely just stop. I read at work a lot because I’m waiting for more work to show up, but it can also show up at any time, so I get interrupted a lot. I definitely find it more satisfying to stop at the end of a chapter though!

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes! I mean, I’m constantly drinking (water) anyway, so I definitely do while reading. Normally, I don’t eat meals while reading, but I’ll eat snacks sometimes.

Multitasking: music or T.V. while reading?

I definitely listen to music while reading (I even made about post about it). I find it helps me drown out other noise and helps me get lost in the story. Usually, I get so lost in the story that I actually ignore the music anyway. TV on the other hand…that will distract me no matter what.

One book at a time or several at once?

If you count audiobooks (which I do), then several! I used to have like 3 or 4 physical books going at once, but I’m pretty good at keeping it just one now. I have one physical book and one audiobook that I’m working on pretty much at all times.

Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! I bring a book with me almost always, unless I’m going somewhere that I know it’s unnecessary. The only exception to this is when I reading a giant book (like right now I’m reading Oathbringer, which is more than 1,200 pages), I won’t be lugging that along with me.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

SILENT. I’m actually terrible at reading out loud because I stumble over pretty much every word lol. I definitely read faster than I can speak, so I think my mouth doesn’t have time to catch up.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

You’ve caught my bad habit…I used to be really bad and read the last sentence of a book, which I’ve mostly stopped doing. Sometimes I will flip through a book and if a phrase sticks out to me, I will read a little bit. Usually this ends up being a kissing scene lol so then I’m anticipating it and I know when I’m getting close to that part. I used to be really bad and read the last sentence of a book, which I’ve mostly stopped doing.

While thinking about this, I realized I do this with TV shows too! It’s mostly with KDramas, but I’ll look up the title and “kiss scene” and see the outfits the characters are wearing, so then when I’m watching and I see them in those outfits, I know a kiss is close 😂

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I don’t go out of my way to do either. I think a new book looks nice, but I also think a clearly loved book looks nice. Basically, books look nice!

Do you write in your books?

No! I will annotate with stickies, but no, I don’t write in them. I did when I was younger, so one of my Harry Potter books has a … lovely portrait of Harry and at least one book in The Inheritance Cycle has Eragon’s journey marked on the map.


What reading habits do you have? Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 💜

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20 Questions #BookTag

I was tagged by KBbookreviews! Thank you so much for tagging me!

I was tagged by KBbookreviews! Thank you so much for tagging me!

How many books is too many books in a series?

I don’t particularly care how many books are in a series, so as long as they all add value to the series, it’s good! I guess this is within reason though, because I’ve heard good things about The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (15 books currently) and The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (14 books) and Brandon Sanderson, but I just can’t imagine what kind of story takes that long to say. So I guess 14 books is too many for me!

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

At the end of a book, I do like them! They keep me excited for the next book. Sometimes with books that end without a cliffhanger, I have less motivation to pick up the next book in the series because I don’t have that feeling that I need to know what happens next that is caused by cliffhangers.

Hardcover or paperback?

I love how hardcover books look, as well as how creatively they can be designed (dust sleeve, naked book, spine, end papers, sprayed edges, etc.), but I do love reading a good paperback! I will buy paperbacks unless the hardcover has a stunning design, or it is an ongoing series that gets released in hardcover first (because I need series to match).

Favorite book?

My answer for this is always The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I don’t know if it’s still true (I still love the book omg) but I just haven’t given it much thought and I don’t even know if I could decide on a new favorite!

Least Favorite Book?

Going by books that I actually finished, The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, to name a few.

Love triangles, yes or no?

NO. I almost always pick the wrong side of the triangle to love (most notably Avatar: The Last Airbender 😭). I just don’t like the possessiveness that comes with a lot of love triangles and not respecting other people’s decisions.

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai. I really wanted to love this book, but the writing was not what I expected and the story focused on a character I didn’t like.

A book you’re currently reading?

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman! I’m rereading the series to get ready to read The Toll, the finale to the trilogy. I reread Scythe last week and I enjoyed it the first time, but I loved it the second, so I’m excited to see how I feel about Thunderhead the second time around!

Last book you recommended to someone?

I guess it was technically Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, even though I haven’t read it yet! My best friend saw me post this picture on Instagram and immediately wanted it! I can’t blame her, it’s absolutely stunning!

Oldest book you’ve read?

That’s easy, it’s Beowulf! Acording to Goodreads, it was published in 975. It really messed up this graph for me! But other than that, I did take a British Lit class in college where it started with Beowulf and worked forward in time until 1800, so I have read (and not enjoyed) a few older books.

The newest book you’ve read?

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black! It was published on Tuesday and I finished it last night.

Favorite author?

I have a few: Sarah J. Maas, Brandon Sanderson, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Christina Lauren, Laini Taylor. I could probably keep going, but those are the ones that I will read anything they write.

Buying books or borrowing books?

I’m at a point in my life where I have the money to buy books I want and I do enjoy owning them. I’m such a mood reader, so it’s nice to own them so I can get around to them whenever. I do also love borrowing books! I used to go to the library a ton and most of the librarians at my local library knew me. I had one ask me if I read all the books I’d take out (the answer is yes)! So short answer is both!

A book you dislike that everyone else seems to like?

I have to say The Name of the Wind again! I really, truly don’t understand why people like that book. I see so many people say that the writing is very good, even if they don’t like the plot, but I was just so bored with it that I didn’t even notice if the writing was good or not. My coworker loves it and has said that the information in the first book is necessary for the second book, but any good story shouldn’t need 600 pages of background in order to make sense. I don’t know, I would unread that book if I could.

Bookmarks or dogear?

I don’t have anything against people who dogear, but I have to use bookmarks! Even if its a receipt or a tissue (unused) or a candy wrapper, I have to use a bookmark.

A book you can always reread?

Again, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I’ve read it at least 5 times, I just really love it!

Can you read while listening to music?

Yup! Only if it is instrumental though. I mostly use it to drown out other noises though, so if I’m in silence, I don’t usually need to put on music to read.

One POV or multiple POV?

I really enjoy multiple POVs! Usually, the plots I enjoy in fantasy specifically are told better through multiple people. I like third person POVs over first person though. I also really love dual POVs in romance novels, so you can see how each person is feeling.

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Almost always over multiple days. I don’t have the time or attention span to read a book in one sitting. Also, I read a fair amount of long books, so those are definitely not happening in one sitting!

One book you read because of the cover?

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave! I had a vague understanding that it was about vampires, but that was all I knew. I was enchanted by the cover!

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The End of The Year Book Tag!

I wasn’t tagged in this and it isn’t really the end of the year, but I’m seeing this tag everywhere and I want to join the bandwagon! This tag was created by Ariel on Youtube.

I wasn’t tagged in this and it isn’t really the end of the year, but I’m seeing this tag everywhere and I want to join the bandwagon! This tag was created by Ariel on Youtube.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I started reading Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley, and by started, I mean that I read the first 3 pages, then put it down. It just doesn’t seem like a book I would have an easy time reading, so I’m going to give the audiobook a try soon!

I have also been slowly making my way through The Try Guys’ book. I’ll read a little but before bed a couple nights a week, though it has been a little while since I’ve done that, but I can definitely finish it by the end of the year.

I also started listening to Shadow Frost by Coco Ma, but I got confused, so I think I need to start over and read the physical book, but I don’t know if that will happen this year.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Not necessarily. I really want to read The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh and that book feels very autumnal in my head, but I’m not really sure that it is.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

There are a few! Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, Starsight by Brandon Sanderson, and Coral by Sara Ella are three that are coming out soon. I do have a few more that were released recently that I haven’t gotten my hands on yet (I’m waiting for hopefully some good Black Friday deals).

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

I definitely want to get all of the new November releases read, but aside from that, I really want to read Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, as well as his Arcanum Unbounded. I’m not sure I’ll get to the second one because his book definitely take me a solid amount of time to get through.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I’m getting really good vibes from The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White. I also think The Toll by Neal Shusterman has the potential to be great. I can never tell when I’m gonna love a book!

Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

Sort of! I’m going to try and stay on top of new releases, as well as rereading series before new books come out in it. I definitely want to reread Ash Princess and Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian before the last book in the trilogy comes out. Other than that, here are some of my anticipated releases for 2020 so far:

  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
  • The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Harvey in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
  • The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren
  • Heartstopper vol 3. by Alice Oseman

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