Behind the Blogger Tag

I’m here with a tag!!! Thanks to Ally @ Ally Writes Things for the nomination!! ๐Ÿ™‚

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers youโ€™d like to know more about, to do this tag

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING & WHY HAVE YOU KEPT BLOGGING?

I wanted to have a way to talk about books since I don’t have many in my life who read books and I thought that starting a blog would be the best way to interact with other readers. Also I wanted to write more, especially reviews, so blogging is the best way to do those things. Blogging has been so great and I’ve discovered new books, interacting with great people in the book blogging community, and it’s just pure fun.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TYPE OF BLOG POST TO WRITE?

Recommendation posts all the way. It’s so easy and fun to gush about your favorite books and yell at others to go out and read them.

I also enjoy writing my Favorite Blog Posts of the Month posts because it’s a good feeling to support other bloggers out there and seeing people feel validated is so nice. I’ve missed out on these posts this year but they’ll start back up very soon.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FAVOURITE BLOG POSTS?

Time to get honest here and say that I’ve never been fully satisfied with any of my posts. Mainly because I tend to not do very original posts, since I usually do the weekly meme posts such as Top Ten Tuesday, etc. But these three are some posts that I did enjoy writing up and I hope others thought so too:

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO TO RELAX?

Some basic things like listening to music, watching a movie or show. I also enjoy making lists. I have so many notebooks and random sheets of paper filled with lists. Playing video games especially Animal Crossing Pocket Camp because it’s a stres-free, chill kind of game. I also like watching ASMR videos.

WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR FAVOURITE THINGS?

My family. My pets. Coffee.


WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST BLOGGING MOMENTS?

I’m a very simple person so I have to say things like getting my first comment because I didn’t think anyone would interact with me. BTW I have to give a shoutout to Ally because she was the first person to ever comment on one of my posts!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Posting reviews in general I’m very proud of because I’m always nervous every time I post one.

Reaching over 100 followers has been a very unbelievable moment for me and I can’t wait to see if I ever get more followers.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BLOGGING?

I don’t really think I have any other hobbies outside of blogging and reading. I think I should start up knitting or something like that.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN 3 WORDS

Introverted. Patient. Open-minded.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 PET PEEVES

  1. Being late for anything. I think it’s just because of my anxiety but I HATE being late and I kind of hate when other people are running late. I like being early to stuff so I know where to go and whatnot.
  2. People who don’t tip. Really pisses me off.
  3. People who smack on their gum. Please stop!! This happens at my workplace a lot.

WHATโ€™S SOMETHING YOUR FOLLOWERS DONโ€™T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

There aren’t many things I can actually do, but here are some things that I can’t do: I can’t drive, I can’t ride a bike, and I can’t swim very well.


I’m going to tag:

Aurora @ Aurora Librialis
Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin
Carly @ Reading Is Kind of My Thing
Consu @ Paper Eyed Girl
Jess @ The Book of Jess

Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought I’d do a book tag and I found this one!

๐Ÿ’– A STAND ALONE BOOK YOU LOVE ๐Ÿ’–

I love the autumn vibes and the romance between Isobel and Rook is adorable.

๐Ÿ’ž DYSTOPIAN BOOK YOU LOVE ๐Ÿ’ž

I honestly haven’t read that many dystopians but I enjoy this one quite a bit.

๐Ÿ’˜ A BOOK THAT YOU LOVE THAT NO ONE ELSE TALKS ABOUT ๐Ÿ’˜

I think this one is underrated. It’s features a really soft f/f relationship. I love summer romance stories.

๐Ÿ’– FAVORITE BOOK COUPLE ๐Ÿ’–

Elizabeth Bennet & Mr. Darcy

I had to go with this iconic pairing. I love almost every version of Lizzie and Darcy. THEY ARE SO CLASSIC.

๐Ÿ’ž BOOK THAT OTHER PEOPLE LOVE BUT YOU HAVEN’T READ YET ๐Ÿ’ž

I still can’t complete I haven’t read this one. As well as Jandy Nelson’s other book The Sky is Everywhere. They are both literally EVERYWHERE.

๐Ÿ’˜ A BOOK WITH RED ON THE COVER ๐Ÿ’˜

I loved this fun, adventurous story and it has a cute slow-burn romance.

๐Ÿ’– A BOOK WITH PINK ON THE COVER ๐Ÿ’–

I still haven’t finished this one but I what I’ve read so far and that cover is one of my favorites.

๐Ÿ’ž YOU WERE GIVEN A BOX CHOCOLATE. WHAT FICTIONAL BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND WOULD GIVE THEM TO YOU?ย  ๐Ÿ’ž

Clark is very nice boy and he’s also a bestselling author of a fantasy series.

๐Ÿ’˜ YOU ARE SINGLE ON VALENTINE’S DAY. WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU READ? WHAT TV SHOW WOULD YOU WATCH? WHAT MOVIE WOULD YOU WATCH? ๐Ÿ’˜

I am single and these are my actual plans for today!

I got this from the library and I’ve been hearing great things about it.

I ADORE this miniseries so much. I mean, Richard Armitage in this is so charming. THE ANGST ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

This is one of my favorite romantic comedies and it’s very winter-y. Plus there’s a found family trope. Just an overall sweet and heartwarming movie.

๐Ÿ’– YOU ARE IN THE BOOKSTORE. ALL OF SUDDEN YOU GET SHOT WITH AN ARROW BY CUPID. WHAT NEW RELEASE WILL YOU LOVE? ๐Ÿ’–

I need to get this one very soon.

Book Postscript Tag

Hey everyone! It’s been quite a while since I last posted. You know, life and whatnot gets in the way sometimes unfortunately.

I was tagged by the always amazing Aurora! Thank you so much for the opportunity to do this tag ๐Ÿ™‚ This tag seems perfect because I really didn’t do much a wrap-up for 2018 and this will help me reflect at reading and blogging from last year.

1. The longest book you read this year and the book that took you the longest to finish.

On a Sunbeam – 544 pages. Even for a graphic novel that’s pretty hefty.

Theย Unexpectedย Everything – August 15-September 22.

2. A book you read in 2018 that was outside your comfort zone.

This novel is told in verse and I didn’t expect to really enjoy or understand it but this became a favorite read. I highly recommend this story. But beware of triggering content such as sexual assault; depression; abuse.

3. How many books did you re-read in 2018?

I don’t typically re-read books but I do reread manga. I also didn’t keep track of them this year on Goodreads. So here’s a few volumes of manga I re-read randomly throughout the year.

4. Favorite re-read of 2018

The same answers above. I enjoy all of four of these manga series for different reasons.

5. A book you read for the first time in 2018 that you look forward to re-reading in the future.

SOOOO MANY but I’ll share just a few because I think contemporaries are the easiest kinds of books for me to re-read.

6. Favorite single short story or novella that you read in 2018.

I don’t think this honestly counts but since I didn’t read any short stories or novellas I’ll use this as my answer because it was the shortest book I read this year at 96 pages.

7. Mass Appeal: A book you liked and would recommend to a wide variety of readers.

I think I chose Sadie because I’ve seen it on many other bloggers’ favorites/wrap-up lists. For a good reason this is book that deserves to be read. It may not be for everyone because of the content in it and its a rough read but I think its one that a wide variety of readers could get into.

8. Specialized Appeal: A book you liked but would be hesitant to recommend to just anyone.

While I enjoyed the slow-pacing and the gothic romance, I don’t think that this is a book for everyone.

9. Reflect on your year as a bookish content creator (goals met, good/bad memories, favorite videos blog posts you made, etc).

2018 was my best year for blogging. I gained more amazing followers and I learned so much more about blogging. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me.

I enjoyed making my Favorite Blog Posts of the Month posts. Those really reflected the amazing content of other book bloggers and the support in the bookish community is incredible. The weekly memes such as Top Ten Tuesday, Top 5 Tuesday, and Top 5 Wednesday are always fun for me.

While I do have a majority of good memories I do think I should share some of my shortcomings. I definitely had some reading and blogging slumps throughout 2018 and I hope I can at least improve on my activity in 2019.

10. Tag some fellow bookish content creators.

I’m going to tag Ally, Meaghan, and Ben!


Book Blogger Test Tag

Hey everyone! Here’s a fun ol’ tag that I’m gonna do!

I was tagged by the wonderfulย Ace of Bens! Thank you so much!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’ซ

THE RULES:
1) Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
2) Answer the questions asked on this post โ€” donโ€™t stress itโ€™s quick!
3) Nominate and notify some peeps. 5 preferred.


WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BOOK PET PEEVES?

  1. Long winding descriptions can be this for me sometimes. I do love lush and flowery words most of the time, but there’s been a few occasions where it’s gotten out of hand for me.
  2. nOT LiKe OthER gIRLS
  3. MISCOMMUNICATION. DEAR GOD.

NAME A PERFECT READING SPOT.

Definitely a nice bed by a wonderful with sunshine coming through with a blanket and the AC on. AKA my room.

GIVE 3 READING CONFESSIONS.

  1. I have never read the Harry Potter series. I’ve only seen the movies. Which I know is considered a crime in the book community lol. Forgive me please. I just know a lot because of the book community and basically the internet.
  2. Sometimes while I’m reading I have to reread a sentence/paragraph just to make sure I processed all the information correctly. This is probably why it takes me so long to read sometimes, unless it’s something I just want to quickly devour.
  3. I have a tendency to skip ahead a few pages from the page I’m reading just to see what I think is going to happen, happens or not. I have no shame.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED DURING A BOOK?

Yikes I guess this is another confession. Give me a tragic/emotional book and I will start a waterfall. I think the last book I cried during was Sadie.ย It had so much tragedy that felt so real and it the kind of tragedy that happens in society everyday.

NUMBER OF BOOKS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

Currently, two on the bedside table. Which are An Enchantment of Ravens (which I’ve finished and can finally return to the library) and The Wicked Deep, which I’m still currently reading. Also my kindle which has a bunch of books that I don’t feel like counting right now lol.

FAVORITE READING SNACK?

Fruit like grapes or apples. Can be sticky so beware.

WHAT ARE 3 BOOKS YOUโ€™D RECOMMEND TO ANYONE?

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

3 of my favorite reads from this year that I think are not only accessible but also enjoyable for everyone!

PROVIDE A PICTURE OF YOUR BOOKSHELF.

My main bookshelf is a work in progress so here’s a picture of my bed’s little bookshelf (which is also a work in progress but at least in better shape!)

I’m also lacking some bookish knick knacks and items for it! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข Also sorry for the quality I took this at night!

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HOW MUCH DO BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN 3 WORDS?

Escape from reality.

Thanks for reading! Now time for some tagging! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also no pressure or anything if you have done this already or just don’t want to do it!

๐ŸŒŸย The Book of Jess

๐ŸŒŸย Paper Eyed Girl

๐ŸŒŸย Merline Reads

๐ŸŒŸ Books & Munches

๐ŸŒŸย And whoever else wants to do this!! You’ll be “tagged” officially by me if you see this post!

 

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Would You Rather? (Spooky Edition)

I know yesterday was the end of October, the end of Halloween. But that doesn’t mean spooky stuff has to end!

I saw Sara @ The Bibliophagist do this tag and it looked very fun!

This post somehow also turned into a recommendations post of me just listing off some of my Halloween favorites so there’s that too!


THRILLERS OR SUPERNATURAL(S)

This one is pretty hard difficult because while I love a good supernatural movie that gives me the creeps, I think I’ll have to go with thrillers. I especially enjoy psychological thrillers like The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, Primal Fear, etc. etc.

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GHOSTS OR ZOMBIES?

Ghost are underrated in my opinion. I think we should get more ghost stories! I appreciate both friendly and angry, vengeful ghosts.

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ย VAMPIRES OR WEREWOLVES?

VAMPIRES for sure! I don’t think I’ve ever been that interested in werewolves (sorry werewolf fans! I did like Ginger Snaps and An American Werewolf in London though!) But most of my favorite Halloween movies and shows in general feature vampires (The Lost Boys; Fright Night + it’s 2011 remake; True Blood; What We Do in the Shadows; Interview with the Vampire)

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WITCHES OR MONSTERS?

WITCHES! Witches are so emblematic of empowerment and sisterhood! Iย ๐Ÿ’œย them. Gif courtesy of The Craft which is a very fun and cult-classic 90s witch flick!

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WOULD YOU RATHER READ A BOOK WITH 13 CHAPTERS OR WITH A BLACK CAT ON THE COVER?

Definitely a book with a black cat on the cover! I love black cats (I currently own one!) I hate the fact that some people believe that superstition enough that apparently black cats don’t get adopted enough because of it. But they’re awesome! Also reading a book with only 13 chapters isn’t fun for me.

WOULD YOU RATHER READ A SPOOKY BOOK IN THE DARK WITH ONLY A CANDLE FOR LIGHT OR BY YOURSELF IN A LOCKED BRIGHTLY LIT ROOM?

I mean the most logical choice would be locked in a brightly lit room because I need my eyes, but I did a while ago read a book with just one candle lit, granted I was reading off my Kindle so I didn’t damage my vision! Highly recommend that for sure.

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WOULD YOU RATHER FACE YOUR WORST FEARS OR BE TRAPPED IN THE MIND OF A KILLER?

DEAR GOD. This question is messed up LMAO. How about neither? Can I just say neither??

WOULD YOU RATHER WATCH A SCARY MOVIE OR READ A SCARY BOOK?

Another tough one. I guess I’ll go with a scary movie. But it has to be during the day time and someone needs to be in the house with me.

WOULD YOU RATHER READ SPOOKY BOOKS DURING THE FALL TIME OR ALL YEAR?

Reading these books during the fall makes for such a perfect reading atmosphere but I definitely love spooky books all year long.

WOULD YOU RATHER READ 10 SPOOKY BOOKS IN OCTOBER OR 10 SPOOKY BOOKS ALL YEAR?

Read 10 spooky books all year!!!!

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Thanks for reading โœจโœจโœจ

Everyone is free to do this tag! So I hereby declare whoever reads this is TAGGED โœ‹