hogwarts tag

Of course, I couldn’t just ignore this tag. I mean hello, I am the ravenclaw library. I live and breathe everything Harry Potter. I often compare books I do read to Harry Potter and often wonder what House they are. I just love Harry Potter a lot, okay?

I saw this on Destiny‘s blog and I knew I had to do it. You all should go check her blog out. Her graphics are very cool and she is just a fair and honest reviewer. I love that she tries to find the positive in every book she reads. She is truly a great reviewer and she is mega kind. Go check her blog out!


am I a pureblood, half-blood, or muggle born?

Muggle born. I found out about Harry Potter from a friend. I was over at their house and they had the Chamber of Secrets on. I asked about it and they told me it was Harry Potter. Somehow I acquired the books and I read them, thus starting my obsession.

My mom hasn’t read any of the books but she has seen all the movies at least four times each. Of course, she has to text me and ask me questions about EVERY SINGLE THING. My dad has tried to read the books but he really couldn’t get into them. He totally supports my obsession with them though. So that’s a plus.

which wand chose me?

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This is Hawthorn wand. It has a Phoenix feather core and it’s 10 3/4″ in length and quite bendy, in case you couldn’t read the really tiny font. Hawthorn wands are complex and intriguing in nature, much like their owners, according to Pottermore. I find this to be true and it pertains to me immensely. Hawthorn wands can be dangerous and their spells can backfire, which is kind of a negative but oh well.

did I take an owl, cat, rat, or toad with me?

I would have probably taken an owl with me. They are incredibly useful, delivering letters and whatnot. However, I wouldn’t have minded taking a cat with me either just so I have some to hug. Can’t really hug an owl. I’m afraid of toads so those are out of the questions and rats are just plain icky to me.

where did the sorting hat put me?

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I feel like this doesn’t really need an explanation.

what house did I want to be in?

To be honest, I always wanted to be in Ravenclaw. I thought that Ravenclaw’s traits were something that fit me. I didn’t want to be in any other House. Even though Hermione is my favorite character.

what lessons are my favorites and least favorites?

I’m one of those nerds that would have loved to take every single class and I would have loved them all. I think History of Magic would have been my absolute favorite. I love History and everything about it.

the form my patronus takes:

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Yeah, I know. I don’t want to talk about it.

what does a boggart look like to me?

My family and close dear friends telling me I’m not good enough for them and leaving me.

do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

If I was more cordinated, I would take up Quidditch. But let’s be real, I wouldn’t be that great at it. So I would probably just spend all my time in the library despite the mean librarian.

where would I find myself in my free time?

Like I said above, probably the library. Or I would be in the Ravenclaw Tower a lot too. It’s so dang pretty!

what would I most likely get detention for?

Knowing me and how I operate, I would get in trouble for being in a place I shouldn’t be and not knowing that it isn’t a place I’m supposed to be in. Because that is how I live my life.

what career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?

I would probably want to do something at Hogwarts, like running the library or teaching History of Magic. I wouldn’t mind finding a book related job at the Ministry of Magic as well.

tags

Copping out on tags again. Because it takes forever to tag people. If this seems like something up your alley, give it a shot and ping me back so I can see your answers. I love learning about fellow Ravenclaws or any House.

 

xxlacy

wonder woman book tag

So I love Wonder Woman, not as much as Batman but still. I don’t know that much about her but I love her. I love how strong she is and how she doesn’t take crap from anyone. Like, I wish I could be her. She is an excellent role model for young girls everywhere.

I have yet to see the movie and I want to get my hands on the book but I got to wait. So I’ll do this tag instead while I wait for forever. Miss May tagged me in this. Go check her blog out. She recently redesigned it and it looks really good!


wonder woman: your favorite badass female book character

I got to go with my girl, Hermione. Surprise surprise. But honestly she is like the ultimate badass. She keeps Ron and Harry in line while managing to save the Wizarding world. I really could just go on and on about how amazing she is but there are other questions that I should really get too.

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fantasy island: a book setting you want to escape to

I’m going to say the Kingfountain setting from the Kingfountain series. I have always wanted to live in a medieval world and what better place then one that offers powers. Granted the king is pretty awful but hey, can’t have everything right?

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london: a hyped book that let you down

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Okay, so I did rate this three stars and it really wasn’t that bad. But I expected badass dueling and more of Russia. Instead I got a weird love triangle and a couple of teenagers who didn’t even try. I’m hoping the second book is better but I’m not holding my breath.

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steve trevor: a book that has a beautiful cover and a great story (ex- great personality)

Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros. The cover is just gorgeous in real life. I mean just stunning. And the story itself was incredible. Sleeper children agents with wicked code names based on Greek mythology. Count me in. Plus Hades, my poor misunderstood child. Ugh. I need to re-read this book again.

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lasso of truth: a book you hated

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. The first two of this series was incredible. I mean just out of this world. It was my first real taste of science fiction and I was hooked. And then this book came along. I was 90% confused and 10% pissed. I really didn’t think I had forgotten that much from the Infinite Sea and this one. The ending is what really pissed me off. I still don’t know what actually happened. I might have to do an entire re-read of the series in one sitting to see if it makes more sense.

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wonder woman’s shield: a book so sad you need a shield

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This book isn’t exactly sad, per se but goddamn, it ripped my soul apart. All I wanted to do was protect Charlie. He is such a good and gentle human and he needed all the love. So the book made me sad in that sense.

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ares: a villain that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate

The Darkling from the Grisha trilogy. I have a bit of a confusing relationship when it comes to this character. He seems so dark and evil. But then you learn about his past and you realize is that you can’t hate him as much as you want too. But boy, how I wanted to hate him.

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the amazons: a book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation

Captive Prince by C.S Pacat. I was recommended this book and overall I really did like it. It reminded me a lot of Beauty by Anne Rice. But really I was just annoyed by the back and forth that Damen and Laurent had. Did they like each other or did they hate each other? It didn’t seem like a M/M romance to me. But I haven’t finished the series yet so maybe it gets better.

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Tag:

Well, I’m one of those people that cops out and don’t tag anybody. Because honestly, I don’t know who’s been tagged in it and who hasn’t. So I’m going to say, go ahead and do this. Just ping me back so I can see your answers!

 

xxlacy

the tbr book tag

For those that don’t know what tbr means, it means to be read. As in, those mountains of books on your Goodreads shelf that you just pretend doesn’t exist while adding more and more to the pile.

Yeah, you all know what’s up. hides the baskets and totes of books in the closet. 

Anyway, I wanted to do a tag but couldn’t really think of one to do. So I searched book tags on WordPress and found one on a blog by Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books. Super clever name, might I add. So I decided why not give it a whirl.

As always, props to the original creator. Your hard work is appreciated in creating this tag.


How do you keep track of your TBR pile? 

Ha..ha…ha. Funny joke. say that in a Yoda voice. I got that from Game Grumps. Okay, honestly, I keep track using good ole Goodreads. I don’t know how I ever managed without that website. I have discovered so many books, much to my wallet’s dismay, on there. Now, when relatives ask me what book I want, I can whip out my iPhone and tell them! Easy peasy! Until I have to dig through hundreds of books to find that one book or I don’t have any service and can’t look at Goodreads. #firstworldproblems

Is your TBR mostly print or ebooks?

To be honest, I have no idea. Maybe 10% are ebooks from Kindle Unlimited and the rest are probably print. Honestly, I don’t know. I assume that most of the books on there can be read in either print form or ebook form. I prefer print but I have gotten more comfortable with ebooks.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

This tag is full of funny jokes! Okay, so here is my process. I have a small basket where I put as many of my print books as will fit. I pick the first two and rotate as needed. I have a tote I unearthed (but we won’t talk about the five other totes I’ve found) and a basket full of thrift store finds. When I’m done with the book, I have a small box that I put it in. Once the box is full, I start the process of organizing the books to fit into a tote. I then create a label and a list of books in the tote.

As for my ebooks, I have Overdrive. What I did, a while ago, was added every single book from my TBR as I could find. I added them to a wishlist. I start at the very beginning and place holds. Once I get a hold, I read it, take it off the wishlist when finished and rate it.

I read one print and one ebook. There are times where I have to read two ebooks at once because Overdrive gives me a few at a time. I compensate by reading as many print as I did ebooks. It’s not perfect but it works for me.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest? 

World War Z by Max Brooks. I know that there were other books before that but I think I deleted them. I’ve been wanting to read this since I read the Zombie Survival Guide by the same author. One day I will read this book. Only so I can compare the movie to the book, which I’m going out on a limb here and saying that they probably are not the same.

I also have this weird obsession where, once I start reading an author and I like the first book, I have to read as many of their books as I can. If they don’t have very many, I feel compelled to read what little books they had. Even if I didn’t like the first one. I don’t know why.

A book recently added to your TBR?

The very latest book I have added is called The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr. I think it was recommended by Goodreads because I read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because that book is written in another country, like this one was. It sounds pretty good and it is being made into a mini TV series with Jessica Biel, so I mean it has to be good, right?

A book on your TBR strictly because it has a beautiful cover?

I will literally add just about any book because it has a pretty cover. For this particular one I chose This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis. I love simplicity as you can tell from my blog. The plain whiteness, the cut and the lettering just made this book really stand out for me. Plus, the synopsis sounds like it could be a really chilling tale. There aren’t a lot of books about a twin that had been absorbed in the womb. That right there is chilling.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?

This is an interesting question. Because I mean, don’t we add books to the TBR to read them? Regardless, I chose Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks. He is the author of the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. I only added this book for my sister. She’s huge into Minecraft and I wanted to remember this book so I could get it as a gift for her. I told her about it and she sounded really excited about it. #bestbigsisterever

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for? 

Holy cow, there are sooooooo many books I’m beyond excited for. I think it would have to be the third untitled book of the Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake. I haven’t read the second one yet but if the second book is like the first one, I’m sure I’m going to love it regardless.

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except for you?

To be completely honest, there are a lot of those. I’m one of those readers that waits until the hype dies down and then reads it. Nothing ruin a book more than the hype. For this particular question, I chose The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. This series is still pretty hyped so that’s why I haven’t touched it yet. Plus, I have some books that I want to read more. Because it’s not that it doesn’t sound good, it’s just…I’m not super interested in it.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

Surprisingly, I don’t get a lot of recs. I only have about 20 in my recs shelf. But I think for this one, I will choose Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I had a lot of people tell me to read it after the horrible book that was Caraval. I enjoyed Night Circus but I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I think it was the way the plot kept jumping between different points in time. I find that books like those are hard to get into.

A book on your TBR that you are dying to read?

There are a lot of books on my TBR that I am dying to read as well. I literally just get so excited about books. For this one I will chose See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. It’s a Lizzie Borden retelling. It combines a few of my favorite things: paranormal/horror stories and retellings. I only say paranormal because I believe the house that Lizzie Borden supposedly did this killings is haunted but I’m not sure about that. I keep trying to get it in Goodreads giveaways but the odds are not in my favor. Plus, I’m curious as to why there is a pigeon on the cover. Is there some sort of special meaning to it?

Number of books on your Goodreads TBR?

As of right now, at 7:15am (when I wrote this blog post), there is 340. I really did try and keep it down to the nice 150/200 level but that flew right out the window because I thought that if I had books to my TBR pile, I have a better chance of winning at the GR giveaways. I’m weird like that.

 

xxlacy

 

who i am tag

I saw this tag on Destiny‘s blog and I thought this would be such a cool way for you guys to get to know me better. So before I get started, go check out Destiny’s blog. It’s super cool and she always has such thought provoking reviews. Also be sure to follow her on Twitter. As the young people say, she is very “woke”. I mean that is she always promoting rights and I think that is awesome. Alright, let’s get on with the tag!


What is the meaning behind my name?

So my name is Lacy, which usually is an adjective to describe things such as wedding dresses and underwear. After much searching I found this, for the meaning of my name: The meaning of the name “Lacy” is: “Lace-like”.  I don’t know how to feel about that.

As for my blog name, a ravenclaw library, it simply came from my House in Hogwarts. The library part was to show that this is my library, the books that I read. Not all I own but I still consider them to be a part of my library. And also because the library is one the few places I call home. Whenever I’m at a library, I feel safe.


What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?

I am an ISFJ. I will be honest. I had to retake the test because I had forgotten what I was originally. I have a terrible memory. Don’t you judge me.

Anyway. ISFJ’s are known as defenders, which fits me perfectly. When I pick my humans, I am loyal til death. I mean that too. I pick alliances and I will defend them mercilessly against those that want to harm them. Even if my humans are wrong, they will be protected by me no matter what.

According to the results, I’m 80% introverted and 52% observant, among other things. These two, though, are the ones that really define who I am. When I’m forced to go to social events, you will find me in a corner or by a friend, people watching. I watch how people behave in public. I have also been told that I have such a calming and trusting demeanor, that people can’t help but trust me and tell me secrets they normally wouldn’t tell anybody. That is who I am.


What is my zodiac sign?

I am a super proud Aquarius. You guys should have seen the panic in me when there was a possibility that my sign was going to be changed. I declared that I would never change my sign. Luckily, it turned out that the changing of the signs wasn’t a thing.

Some of the strengths that Aquarius’ possess are things like being progressive, original, independent and a humanitarian. These things define me and my very existence. I am a hardcore feminist and liberal. In fact, I often tell people I’m too liberal for my own good. I believe and am incredibly passionate about things such as vaccines, psychology, medication for those that suffer with mental illness along with therapy and so much more. Right now, I’m on a vaccine kick and am trying hard to change my Facebook friend’s thoughts on vaccines and HOW THEY SAVE LIVES.

Some weakness of the Aquarius are running from emotional expression, being temperamental, being uncompromising and aloof. Some of these weaknesses don’t really define me but I have been known to be that way in certain situations. My shyness and awkwardness can be considered aloof and I have been known to not handle emotional expression well. I can certainly be temperamental and uncompromising but again that is pretty situational. Overall, though, my sign really defines who I am.


What is my Hogwarts House?

I am a proud proud Ravenclaw, as you can probably tell from what my blog is called. I adore my House. Each test I’ve taken, I’ve always gotten Ravenclaw. By each test, I mean there were two House quizzes. One was the original and then there was an updated one.

I think I always knew that I was a Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw’s prize wit and learning. I adore learning. I was actually one of those weirdos that loved school and loved going simply so I could learn more. Honestly, I was the Hermione of my school and I was damn proud of it.

Ravenclaws are also very accepting and known for their acceptance and individuality. I accept and respect everybody. I live by a golden rule: I respect those that respect me. If you don’t show me respect, you aren’t entitled to mine. Because of this rule, I am very well liked by everybody. And as a Ravenclaw, that’s all I could want.


What are my learning styles?

My learning styles are as followed:

  • Visual 9
  • Aural 7
  • Read/Write 11
  • Kinesthetic 9

I have a multimodal learning preference. What this means is that I learn from everything. From drawings and diagrams to reading about what I need to know. I have been this way for quite a while. It also depends on the subject for me. For a subject like math, I need to see several examples, be talked through it and do it myself along with having the results gone over with me after I finished. For subjects like history, reading about it works best with me (although, I wouldn’t say no to seeing history live). As you can tell by my results, reading/writing is the best for me.


Am I right brain or left brain dominated?

This was a fun little test. I use my brain equally. It’s split right down the middle, 50% on each side. The left brain controls things like rules, language and logic. The right brain controls things like chaos, creativity and curiosity.

It is interesting that I use both side equally but not surprising. I tend to be very logical about things and think about the repercussions of my actions. But I am also creative, or at least I like to think so. I am a novice photographer and I think that takes a lot of creativity. So I can totally see it.


What is my blood type?

I am O+ (at least I think I am). This means I am the universal donor but I can’t give blood for several reasons. I am borderline anemic and I react very negatively to giving blood. It took me three days to recover from the last time I gave blood. I would really love too but I just can’t.


What career am I meant to have?

Well I am shocked. I am apparently meant to be a writer! Who know? According to the little blurb I have a skill for language, my imagination is vast and I’m artistic and creative. I will be honest, I have thought about trying to write. In fact, I really hope to publish a book about my anxiety and the struggles that I went through with it.

As fun as this little quiz was though, my heart is still set on being a psychologist.


Which Divergent faction do you belong too?

Side note: I’ve never read the Divergent series. I have the last two books but I will start them very soon.

I belong in Erudite. I have no idea what that means. Is that good? Is that bad? Somebody help a sister out!


What does my birth order say about me?

I am the oldest so that means I have the first born. The stereotype of the first born is natural leader, ambitious and responsible. This is true about me. I like to think I am incredibly responsible. My siblings are my world and I often try and take care of them and be responsible for them. I’m not so sure about the ambitious and natural leader but I suppose if the situation calls for it, I sure can be.

The article connected to this talks about how these stereotypes are both good and bad. They are good because as the firstborn, you have a connection to your parents because for a while there was no sibling to fight for it. Which I think I can agree with. My mom and I have a very strong connection and I have a connection for a lot of my relatives. I was a first niece, grandchild, cousin, etc for a lot of them.

As for the bad part, parents often set high expectations on their first born. I can see this. I am supposed to set an example for my little siblings. I feel like sometimes, it’s a bit much. I want to show that I am the superhero for them but I don’t know if I am.


Well, that is the who I am tag. I hope you guys really enjoy reading this. These questions were a lot of fun to do and very original. As for the tag, I just want whoever to do them. If it looks fun for you, go for it! I look forward to seeing all the answers and remember to check out Destiny’s blog and show some love!

 

xxlacy

blogger recognition award

Haha, look who is behind on blog tags… Yeah, it’s me. I’ve got a lot going on. Not really. I have three books I’m currently reading and I’ll probably start one more tonight. I’ve decided to bury myself in books because it’s easier than being an adult.

Anyway, I was nominated for this blog by Danielle over at Life of a Literary Nerd. Go check out her blog when you all get a minute. It has a fantastic layout and she’s always doing fun tags. So thanks, Danielle, for tagging me in this!


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Here are some fun rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started

I started this blog because I wanted to branch out more than just Goodreads. I like writing reviews on Goodreads but I love making designs. You guys should have seen my Myspace in its prime. Boy, was it something. I had codes and all sorts of things going.

Anyway, that’s why I started this blog. I also started it so I could talk about book related things and not just reviews. Like doing tags like this for instance.


Advice

I have done some blogging before in the past but it wasn’t really about books. I guess if you all want advice I would suggest a couple of things. One is, of course, to be yourself. I love reading blogs where as it is a conversation. I like seeing a blogger’s personality shine through their writing. That’s how I try to write my posts except without so much slang or cursing.

Another piece of advice is to really just have fun with blogging. I mean, yeah, you could probably get paid for it one day and it could be considered like a full time job but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. Don’t take it so seriously.


I nominate

Oh look who is copping out on tagging people again. I am really lazy some days. But anyway, I nominate whoever happens to read this and wants to do it. Everybody’s blog deserves some sort of recognition. So if you want to do this than go for it!

 

 

xxlacy

mid year book freak out tag

I’m so behind in tags that I have been tagged in. It’s awful. I’ve been neck deep in the world of Harry Potter and I have no regrets about it. None. Not even a letter (5 pts to your House if you can guess the reference!)

Anyway, I was tagged in this by the oh so lovely Frankie. Seriously, she is such a doll for tagging me in things all the time. I totally appreciate the love. I seriously recommend you guys all go follow her blog. She is constantly posting fun and interesting things and her reviews are spot on all the time!

Anyway, this is the mid year book freak out tag. Can you believe that it’s June, almost July, already? I mean it feels like just yesterday it was my birthday (I was born in January). This looked like a fun tag so here I go! Props, as always, to the creator of this tag.

I’ve decided to not use pictures because otherwise this thing will be monstrous. However, I shall post Goodreads links to all the books. 


Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Easy peasy. Scythe. If you follow me on Goodreads, you saw my gushy review and it was probably extremely incoherent due to me fangirling. I mean, this book was everything. I adore dark and creepy things so this was right up my alley. It’s basically a retelling/dystopian view of the Grim Reaper. Not going to lie, after watching Supernatural, my interest in the Reapers intensified. This book delivered. Seriously. Stop reading this post and go read it. I won’t be mad.


Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas. I had read Throne of Glass earlier this year and I was anxious to know how my Chaol and Celaena fared. I was also dying to know if Celaena actually became the assassin she claimed she was in the first book. I had even considered not finishing the series because I was just getting so frustrated with Celaena. I got some answers but am anxious to continue the series.


New release you haven’t read yet but want to

Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger. It seems like it’s a good book with representation for agoraphobia. Plus the blurb on Goodreads says it’s told through tweets, direct messages and police transcripts which reminds me of Illuminae. Which is a favorite book of mine.  So hopefully I will be able to read it soon.


Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

The Merciless 3: Origins of Evil by Danielle Vega. Technically it comes in July which is technically the second half of the year. I am super stoked! I read the first four chapters and I need more of it. I read the first two and this is an origin story explaining why the first two books happened. I adore origin stories so I can’t wait!


Biggest disappointment

The Mistress by Danielle Steel. The blurb made it sound like it was going to be a matter of life and death. Instead, I just got a guy obsessed with a girl who was basically a toy for a rich Russian. It wasn’t like anything that I thought it was going to be and it was just upsetting. Not one of her better writings.


Biggest surprise

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. This book received a lot of hate and criticisms. And I mean a lot. Because of all the criticism, I thought I was going to hate the book and regret spending my limited funds on it. Instead, I adored it. I saw why people got upset about it but I didn’t think it was a super huge issue. I think a lot people took things out of context (kind of reminds me of the Black Witch, which I haven’t read. I’ve just seen a lot of reviews about it.)


Favorite new author

Alison Weir. I read a couple of her books last year and read a lot more this year. I am so amazed at her attention to detail. In all her books, she notes that she tries to stick with the original story as much as possible and only takes liberties with things like conversations. She does a lot of historical fiction and is currently writing a six part series on King Henry VIII’s wives. So hyped!


Newest fictional crush

Ha, can I say Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series? I don’t really develop crushes on fictional characters anymore. I just really want to be friends with Lisbeth. She is so cool and awkward, just like me. I need more awkward friends in my life. So maybe it would be a friend crush?


Newest fictional character

I’d say Evie from The Diviners series. I really love how spunky and sassy she is. I’m still really hoping that my ship works out. I have never wanted a ship to work more than Evie and Sam. Because of her, I’m a bit more interested in the 1920s. I can’t wait for the third book even though the covers are getting progressively more and more ugly.


Book that made you cry

Illuminae and Gemina probably were the ones that made me cry ugly tears, which were hard to hide since I was at work. I mean really, what kind of author puts me through all of that? It was awful but I was so damn hooked. I’m being intentionally vague because spoilers. But yes, read those books if you want to cry.


Book that made you happy

The Royals series by Erin Watt. I know I know. There are a lot of things wrong with it but damn, I love a happy ending. The trials and hardships that Ella and Reed went through made my heart hurt but I also really enjoyed the happy times as well. The series ended well for me and that made me happy.


Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

I’m going to have to answer with Illuminae again. Because once you took off the dust jacket, you see all this awesome writing from the actual book. I adore writing on books like that. There is just something so cool about the different fonts that are available to us and how it can be used to cover almost an entire book without looking overwhelming.


What books do you need to read by the end of the year

I need to catch up on the following series:

The Gender Games

The Kingfountain series

Throne of Glass series

Traci Crosswhite series

Crossroads saga

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty series

The Red Rising series

I’m sure that there are more series but these are the ones that stick out to me at this moment. I also need to get Origin by Dan Brown, the third Merciless, and Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir. There is clearly a lot more. I mean look at my TBR on Goodreads. It’s up to 250 books despite me trying to keep in under control. Because I am extremely lazy, I’m not going to link this section to Goodreads.


Favorite book community member (blogger, booktuber and bookstagrammer)

I know it says favorites but I don’t like playing favorites. It makes people sad. So I’m just going to say if you want to do this, go for it. If you tag me in it, cool. If not, no biggie. I like to keep tags fun.

 

 

xxlacy

seven deadly sins book tag

I’m back with another tag. I wasn’t really tagged in it, per se, but it looked fun. I found it on Frankie’s blog. If you haven’t checked her blog out, you seriously need too. Her reviews are fun and witty. Props, as always, to the original creator!

I’m also doing this tag because I’m currently in the midst of reading Harry Potter. I want to do a series overview of it so that’s why there is the lack of book reviews. I’m also reading a Sarah Dessen book and I got an ARC for Keep You Safe which I will be starting that as well. Don’t worry, once I knock out HP, I will be back with lots of reviews! In the meantime, enjoy this fun little book tag.


Greed: What are you most expensive and inexpensive book?

My most expensive book is Illuminae. It was actually a gift from my sister for my birthday!

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My least (new) expensive book is Blue by Danielle Steel. It was a measly $8USD. I would have put my thrift store books but I can’t remember which one was the cheapest.

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Sloth: What book have you neglected reading due to laziness? 

Easy. It is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. The hype surrounding it is real and I don’t want to be disappointed.

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Wrath: Who is an author you have a love/hate relationship with? 

Nicholas Sparks. There are a lot of his books that I adore but I really hate some of the endings that he does. They seem really pointless and hurt my heart. Luckily, my favorite, Safe Haven had a good ending.

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Gluttony: What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?

Harry Potter, no questions asked. I have been re-reading it over and over again. I compare everything I have read to Harry Potter.

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Lust: What traits do you find attractive in fictional characters?

Personally, I like a sense of weakness. I like it when the character knows that they are weak in some areas and they work on fixing those problems. I always think of Neville when I think of weak characters. He knows that he is weak but he also knows his strengths as well. He works on those weaknesses and gets better and becomes a kickass wizard.

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Pride: What book do you talk about in order to sound intelligent? 

Hmmm, to be completely honest. I really don’t do that. I talk about all the books I’ve read, not to sound intelligent, but because I enjoy talking about books.


Envy: What book would you like to receive most as a gift?

I would love love love the duology of Six of Crows or the Ravenclaw Harry Potter book set. Each are super crazy beautiful and I wouldn’t turn them down.

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Tag

Anybody who wants to do this! This was a fun tag and it made me think quite a bit about my answers.

xxlacy