The 20 Questions Book Tag

It’s been AGES since I did a book tag on my blog. We’re talking more than a year here. I just scrolled through my posts now to see when exactly that was, and the last Book Tag I did was The Good Reads Book Tag on JUNE 23RD OF 2017!

God, I’m the worst book blogger. 

I promise I don’t have anything against Book Tags. They are super fun! I’m just never tagged in them, and a lazy book blogger sometimes. So since it’s clearly been forever, I thought I would do one.

I stumbled upon this one on Boston Book Reader’s site, it looked fun, so here we are. I could not find the original creator of the tag, which I feel bad about.

ON WITH THE TAG!


1. HOW MANY BOOKS IS TOO MANY BOOKS IN A SERIES?

I think it depends on the series, because some book series I want to go on forever while others I’m like, THERE ARE TOO MANY BOOKS. WHY MUST I READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS!? JUST TELL ME HOW IT ENDS!

But you want a number? I’ll give you a number. I’m going to go with more than 5, because unless I’m really into the series/world, it becomes a chore after 5.

2. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CLIFFHANGERS?

I like them because it ends the book on a high note, and you’re left thinking “What next?!” However, it really sucks when you have to wait more than a year for the next book to come out.

Also, from a writer’s perspective they are fun to write! If I ever get published, I expect my readers to hate me for my cliff hangers.

3. HARDCOPY OR PAPERBACK?

Floppy paperback, because I enjoy reading from them more. However, some hardbacks are so beautiful, I just can’t resist.

4. FAVOURITE BOOK?

I hate when people ask me this question, because then I have to chose from my multitude of favorites. It’s not fair. It feels like picking a favorite child. If I had to pick, I’m going to go with Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, because I still remember my experience reading that book. It was like I was on a roller coaster of emotions. Jem, Tessa, and Will still hold all of my heart, so much so that I get so happy when they are mentioned in Cassandra Clare’s other works.

A close second is Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, because that book was epic!

5. LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK?

Before this year I did not have an answer to this question, but now I do. It is The Testing of Luther Albright by MacKenzie Bezos. I really did not gel with this book. It was extremely slow paced and an uninteresting story.

6. LOVE TRIANGLES, YES OR NO?

Yes, but only if done well.

7. THE MOST RECENT BOOK YOU JUST COULDN’T FINISH?

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I’m honestly surprised by this one, because The Remnant Chronicles is a well loved series. It’s not bad, I just can’t connect with the characters. I was also hoping for a more interesting plot. I do plan on finishing it at some point this year, because I was more than 70% of the way through. Maybe the end will change things for me.

8. A BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. My cousin, Kate, and I have been binge reading the Red Queen series. I have mixed feelings on the series as a whole. On the one hand, I find the world really interesting, but I’m personally not gelling with the writing style. I don’t think it’s poorly written, but sometimes it has a slower pace. That being said, I’m really vibing with War Storm so far!

9. LAST BOOK YOU RECOMMENDED TO SOMEONE?

I’m pretty sure that it was Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, because I am obsessed with this book! Also, the person I was recommending it to was looking for a YA Mystery Thriller. If you’re looking for a good YA Mystery Thriller, I recommend picking it up. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

10. OLDEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

God, I don’t know the answer to this. I think it’s The Iliad by Homer? I had to read it for AP English ages ago.

11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ?

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, which I really enjoyed! It was a fun witchy book, that hit me right in the feels. I really liked that at it’s core, this was a book about female friendship. I also loved Mila’s narration. She had such a dry, sarcastic humor that I found hilarious.

12. FAVOURITE AUTHOR?

This is another question I hate, because I don’t have an all time favorite author. I can name a few of my favorite authors. Ally Carter, Marissa Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, and Maureen Johnson. I think Cassandra Clare too, because she’s got me hooked on her latest series and I loved The Infernal Devices trilogy.

13. BUYING BOOKS OR BORROWING BOOKS?

Both? I really like borrowing books digitally from my library, because I don’t have to worry about late fees and it’s a fun way to try out books. At the same time, buying books is an addiction. You can’t just buy one book. Plus, I can take as long as I want to read them, because they’re MINE!

14. A BOOK YOU DISLIKE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO LIKE?

Oooh! We love ourselves a good controversial question. Let me think. Most of the books I actively dislike are books that most people dislike. So I’m going to pick a popular book that I felt meh on instead. There are many of those. The one I’m picking is Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. I liked the characters, but I thought the author could have done a better job at building tension. The plot was uninteresting and I did not find myself incredibly invested in the story. For a book about a tragic event, I did not cry, and I am a book crier!  This just did not do much for me.

16. A BOOK YOU CAN ALWAYS REREAD?

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, since I’ve reread it at least three or four times at this point (minus Winter because I suck at finishing series). I still get so wrapped up in the story even though I know what happens.

17. CAN YOU READ WHILE HEARING MUSIC?

Yes. It’s not preferable, but I can do it. I mostly do this on the train when I want to block out the annoying conversations around me.

18. ONE POV OR MULTIPLE POVS?

Multiple POVS all day every day! I really enjoy seeing the story and world from all sides, especially when it’s a story/world that I find super interesting.

19. DO YOU READ A BOOK IN ONE SITTING OR OVER MULTIPLE DAYS?

Usually over multiple days simply for time. Most days I have a bunch of stuff to do, so it’s hard for me to sit down and dedicate a full day to just reading. That being said, if I’m super invested and have the time, I will spend all day reading a book.

20. ONE BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE OF THE COVER.

I don’t often read books purely because of the cover, but The Selection by Keira Cass is the closest thing I can think of. I mean the covers of that book has such a pretty dress, I can’t help but be intrigued.


We’ve reached the end of the tag, and I don’t know what to say because I’m bad at concluding things…but this tag was fun! No. It really was so much fun! I love answering random questions about books.

I am not going to tag anyone specifically. Mostly because I’m not sure who has done this already, but if you haven’t and you want to after reading my post consider yourself TAGGED!

Please let me know if you agreed or disagreed with any of my answers down in the comment section below. Also, if there’s a tag you would like to see me do let me know down below as well. 

P.S. I started doing this because I thought it would be an easy post. It took me at least a week to write this. Turns out answering 20 Questions is harder than it looks or I’m just lazy. Def just lazy.

Bookish Personality Challenge

I’ve seen this tag go around and always thought it was super cool. One of my best friends, Will, is OBSESSED with MBTI and personality quizzes. He talks about it so much that I have been subject to many a quiz and know a lot about the different types. I wouldn’t call myself obsessed or an expert by any means, but I did get into a 30 minute conversation with him trying to figure out exactly which type my other best friend was. Needless to say I was pretty excited to be tagged by Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books for this challenge. It’ll definitely be interesting to view my personality in a bookish sense.

What is Your MBTI Personality Type?

Okay, so I’ve taken this test before and done some research on the whole MBTI thing thanks to my friend Will. Previously, I’ve gotten INFP, “The Mediator,” but this time when I took the quiz I got ENFP “The Campaigner.” Here’s what the website has to say about both:

Mediator Personality — Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

Campaigner Personality  — The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike types in the Explorer Role group, Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.

I find it hilarious that I got ENFP as my result this time, because literally every other time I’ve taken this quiz I’ve gotten INFP. The Campaigner Personality type is the only other type in the Myers Briggs world that I really relate to. It makes total sense because the cognitive functions that make up ENFP and INFP are the same, just in a different order.

Even though the test classified me as ENFP, I am 98% sure that I am an INFP. Not only do I relate more to the Mediator Personality than the Campaigner Personality, but when you get down to the nitty gritty details and how my cognitive functions align, I’m definitely an INFP.

It is pretty common knowledge that tests can be inaccurate and are not reliable. They ask highly theoretically and nonsensical questions that are subject to personal bias. Also it does not take into account cognitive functions and types you by which traits you most relate too. I think part of the reasons I got ENFP over INFP this time is because I am usually very down the middle when it comes to my introverted percentage and extroverted percentage. Most people classify themselves as an Introvert or an Extrovert, but I consider myself an Ambivert, because I have qualities of both. I definitely tend to lean slightly more introverted, which is why when I previously took the test it gave me INFP. However, this time my answers were more in line with extroverted, because I’m in a go out and do stuff mood.

Will, the self-proclaimed expert, says that these tests are a good jumping off points. To get an idea of where you might fall, you can take the test at https://www.16personalities.com/. To really know exactly which type you are you should research cognitive functions. This article by Heidi Priebe is also excellent.

What is Your Personality Like?

I am someone who when you first meet is a little quiet and reserved, but as I get comfortable my weird/crazy side comes out. However, if I’m with friends or in a place I already feel comfortable in you might see my crazy weird side first. Usually I like to sit back and observe, before jumping into a conversation with someone. Like I said earlier, I am an ambivert. I enjoy going out and meeting new people, and experiencing things. However, I also need/like my alone time to recharge from some of my more crazier weekends.

I’m weird, I’m awkward, I’m random, I’m adventurous, I’m a dreamer, I’m someone who likes to think they’re funny, and someone who is usually unafraid to be my quirky self. I don’t know what else to say!

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Would Be Some of Your Character Strengths and Flaws?

Funny story, I’m writing a book and there is a character who is based on myself, so I sort of have legit answers to this question.

Strengths: I’m loyal to a fault and will do anything to help my friends and family. I also try to see the best in people, and bring light to a bad situation through either humor or looking on the bright side. I’m also smart, good at problem solving, and all that jazz.

Weaknesses: I have a bad tendency to overthink everything, which causes me to freak myself out. I am bad at confronting people who I’m having issues with. Sometimes I care too much about what other people think.

Do Any Authors Share Your Personality Type?

Some famous authors include William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, Edgar Allan Poe, C. S. Lewis, and Homer.

What Fictional Characters Share Your Personality Type?

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Juliet and Romeo from Romeo and Juliet (good to know never to date someone like myself, because we might end up killing ourselves in the end), Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre, Anne from Anne of Green Gables, and Bella Swan and Jasper Hale from Twilight.

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Job Would You Have?

Okay, so I’d want to be a spy or a thief in a crew, because I just have such a fascination with these stories. However, I’d probably be either some sort of writer/blogger/actress/creative person or an administrative assistant. However, I would be the assistant who knows everything and basically runs the show (because I’m a badass).

What Personality Type Would Complete Your OTP?

According to MBTI my natural partner is either an ENFJ, The Protagonist, or ESFJ, The Consul.

Who Are Some Fictional Characters That Would Complete Your OTP?

Among the Disney Princes I’ve got Prince Phillip (ENFJ) and Hercules (ESFJ), which I can’t complain about. I literally screamed when I saw Hercules on the list, because I love Herc. Peeta Melark from The Hunger Games apparently also could be my soulmate.


That was the last question and all I’ve got for you this time. Thanks again Bella for tagging me in this challenge, I had a ton of fun!

It seems like a ton of us book bloggers are INFPs which is really cool, and makes sense. We’re all sort of cute cinnamon rolls who can’t handle our feels so we blog about them.

What is your Meyers Briggs Type? Let me know down below! Seriously, I’m a huge nerd and would love to know. If you do not know your Meyers Briggs Type and are curious to find out take the quiz! Also, I highly recommend following that up with some research on cognitive functions. It is very useful in typing yourself, especially if you wind up getting a personality type you don’t relate too.

The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated for this award in the beginning of the month, and I feel so lousy for just getting to it now.

This award is a little different from the other ones floating around. Instead of answering bookish questions about myself, I get to tell you the story of how this blog came to be and also give some blogging advice.

Lauren over at My Paper Infinity was the person who nominated me for this award. Thank you so much, you’re awesome! If you have not checked out Lauren’s blog yet, you totally should because she writes some great posts.

 

The 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 I Started My Blog

I actually started my blog thanks to BookTube. At the end of 2016, I stumbled upon the bookish side of YouTube and quickly became OBSESSED! I’ve always been a reader, but I read a lot of YA. I’m in my mid twenties, so I don’t openly like telling people my reading tastes. I just feel like I should be reading “adult” books and am embarrassed to admit how trash I am for YA. Also, I don’t have many friends who read the same kinds of books that I do. When I stumbled upon BookTube, it was cool to hear people talk about the books I loved to read and get book recommendations. It inspired me to read more regularly and fueled my love for books even more.

After becoming obsessed with BookTube, it didn’t take long before I wanted to be more apart of the community. I wanted to share my opinions and it seemed like fun! At first, I was seriously considering creating a BookTube channel of my own. I’m not sure if I’ve talked about this before, but I was a Film Studies major in college and really enjoyed making videos. Mostly I made short films and music videos. Some are better than others, and I cringe most of the time I’m on screen. I apparently like making a fool out of myself on camera. Anyway, the point is I enjoy making videos and creating a BookTube channel was something I could realistically do. Ultimately, I decided against making a channel.

There were a couple of reasons for this. I was not sure what kind of content I would make, because I had just gotten back into reading more frequently. Also, I found the idea of creating a channel solely about books to be very restricting. If I made this channel I would want to talk about more than just books. I’d want to go into movies, tv shows, and music as well. On top of that there is a part of me that also really wants to create short comedy sketch videos and do random music videos. I didn’t know how I could create a cohesive channel with all of my interests and I didn’t know if I really wanted to create more than one YouTube channel. It was a mess in my head, but I knew that I wanted a place where I could talk about books.

I have actually started like a couple of different blogs before this. The first blog that I continually updated on a semi-frequent basis was called It’s the Little Things That Count. It basically was about the small little things that made or broke my day. I updated that thing for a solid year before I failed. Originally I was going to go back to it, but it hilariously captures my junior year of college so well that I wanted to leave it as is. If anything it’s like a time capsule for me. I thought I would create one for senior year, but that failed.

I still had the blogging itch after I graduated college, so I eventually created another blog similar to my first real blog called Falling All Over the Place. It’s basically a place where I rant about my life. There was a travel blog and also a movie/tv show/music blog. When I knew I wanted to talk about books someplace, I considered attaching it to my movie/tv show/music blog. It just seemed like too much in one place, so I just decided to create one solely about books. The name “Book to the Becky” randomly just came to me and I thought it was fun to say. So with my blog title and a passion for books, I just started blogging.

Here we are today, still going strong even though I could definitely work on posting more frequently. I can’t believe this has been a thing for almost 7 months and couldn’t be more proud. I look forward to growing more as a blogger in general and can’t wait to see where I will be in a full year.

Advice

Now it’s time for me to give advice. I’m still learning at this whole blogging thing, but I’ve picked up some wisdom. Especially over the last few months.

1. Come Up With a Writing Schedule and Stick To It!

Creating a writing schedule is one the best things you can do for yourself as a blogger. Not only is it important to set aside specific time to work on your blog, but having any sort of posting schedule is extremely useful. It will also help you figure out and keep track of the blog posts you want to write. If you’re a busy person like me it helps prepare for times you know you’re going to be busy.

A writing schedule also is a way to hold yourself accountable as a blogger. The deadlines you make for yourself will force you to write more and be productive. That being said, it’s also important not to beat yourself up too much if you miss those deadlines or fail at keeping up with your writing schedule. There are times in your life where shit will hit the fan and you may get behind. You need to roll with the punches and not be so hard on yourself. It can prevent you from getting out of your slump. In these cases it’s better to try and work your way back to your writing schedule.

Creating and sticking to a writing schedule is something that I am personally trying to get better at. When I am able to postdate blog posts and am on schedule it makes my life so much easier. I’m still trying to find the right balance.

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Write, Just Do It!

Okay, so this may seem a little generic, but sometimes we are faced with self doubt over the pieces we write. You may think your writing is not up to snuff, that people are going to hate it, or even worse, that nobody is going to care. It can prevent you from writing and/or posting something, which is the worst thing that can happen to a blogger. You must write.

So what if you’re writing could use some work? You have opinions that need to be shared and you need to get them out there. In my experience, the more that I write the more that I become a better writer. It’s definitely a trial and error sort of thing, where you will make mistakes and that’s okay. You can always re-edit your posts, nobody will know.

Your opinions are valid, especially if it involves things that you are passionate about. I love reading posts where you can tell that the author just cares. At the end of the day, you’re blogging for you. Write the things you want to talk about and you will eventually find people who enjoy reading those things. I’ve found the book blogging community to be extremely friendly and welcoming. Write your little heart out so that we can hear what you want to say.

Tag You’re It

This is moment where I tag some people, I’m only going to tag a few. If you’ve already done this award or don’t want to do it, please feel free to ignore it and appreciate the love.

That’s all I really have for this post. Hopefully I didn’t ramble on too much, I have a bad tendency to do that (if you couldn’t tell). Feel free to check out my other blogs. I’ve left links to them above. Don’t judge them too harshly. For the most part their a good laugh.

The GoodReads Book Tag

Huge thanks to Heather at The Sassy Book Geek for tagging me to do this! This tag looks like a ton of fun and I can’t wait to get into it. So…let’s get right into it!


1. What was the last book you marked as “Read?”

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The final empire

I’m glad you asked, because I literally just finished this book. It is the first book in the Mistborn Trilogy and HOLY CRAP IT WAS AMAZING! I was absolutely blown away it. Not only is this easily the best book that I’ve read this year, but it has become a new favorite. I’ve literally been recommending it to everyone, so if you haven’t read it you should definitely check it out! I will be posting a review soon, so expect that (hint: it’s getting 5 stars).

 

2. What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I've Got Your NumberI’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Sunday is my BookClub meeting and it’s my turn to pick the book. I was browsing some options, this being one of them, and saw that I had not officially added it to my TBR. This book is a Chick Lit novel that revolves around this woman who ends up with this guy’s phone. They start to talk and get to know each other through text messages and emails. Romance and hilarity ensue. I love a good romcom and I have yet to read a Sophie Kinsella book. This one looks like a ton of fun and I’m also a sucker for the virtual love trope. Since summer is officially here, I’m hoping to read it sooner rather than later.

3. What book do you plan to read next?

To be honest, I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next. I’m definitely a mood reader so I’m not sure what kind of mood I will be in after I finish A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (book club’s book of the month). I have a few ideas though. A part of me wants to jump right into the second book in the Mistborn series, The Well of Ascension. Another part of me wants to read some YA contemporary because it’s summer and I love YA contemporary. Also, if I can get a hold of a copy of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare I might pick that up. I’ve been trying to finish this series for like ever and the timing has not been right. If you have any thoughts on what I should read next, definitely let me know in the comments.

4. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I find it’s easier then making up my own system. I definitely use decimals though and find that I usually give books between a 3 and a 4.5. A 2 star for me would be something that I didn’t enjoy reading, and a 1 star would be something I DNF’d, because I hated it or because I actually hated it. I rarely give those out. I also rarely give out 5 stars too. A book only gets 5 stars if I absolutely loved it and would 100% reread.

5. Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes! My goal is 50 books and currently I’m at 22. Technically I am behind one book behind, but I am not worried though. It’s summer which means I want to read a bunch of contemporaries. I fly through those as opposed to the giant fantasy books I’ve been reading lately.

6. Do you have a wishlist?

I have a mental one, but not anything written down. I’m trying to acquire books that I really loved as opposed to random new ones. There are some that I just want though. One of those being Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

7. Which book do you plan on buying next?

I’ve sort of put myself on a book buying ban. I literally have zero room on my bookshelf. I still have yet to find a place for all of the books I got at BookCon, so I really can’t buy anymore until I find some space and/or get a new bookshelf.

8. Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“One must always always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” — Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes, the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones that do.” — Steve Jobs (not a book quote but I love it)

“You have not control: who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” — History Has Its Eyes On You, Hamilton by Lin Manuel Miranda (also not a book)

“Don’t put up this front that you’re happy ’cause I know you’re as sad as they come” — Break by Artist vs Poet (I like music okay?)

9. Who are your favorite authors?

Marissa Meyer, Ally Carter, Morgan Matson, Kasie West, and Cassandra Claire. All of these authors I will read any and every book by them.

I’m also going to tentatively add Brandon Sanderson because I really loved The Final Empire (if you couldn’t tell).

10. Have you joined any groups?

Yes. I’ve joined Addicted to YA, The Next Best Book Club, and ATB Book Club. I rarely go on them or interact. I mostly joined for book recommendations.


That was the GoodReads Book Tag! Hope you enjoyed my answers! You should probably check out The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, because I loved it. If you want to follow or friend me on GoodReads the link is here. Also check out Heather at The Sassy Book Geek because she’s awesome.

I’m gonna tag a few of my friends. Feel free to ignore this if you’re already done this tag.

Tag! You’re It:

What Cats Do Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag in SO long. Seriously, it’s been so long that I can’t remember the last time I did one. This one seems like a ton of fun though, shout out to the awesome ladies at Twin Bookmarks who tagged me. They have a cool blog and you should check them out.

Small confession, I am definitely more of a dog person than a cat person.  However, I still love cats and think they’re adorable. This gif of a cat jumping out of a window is my favorite thing ever.

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Now that you’ve laughed at that, let’s get into this tag!


The Rules:


PURR – AS CATS DO THIS WHEN THEY’RE HAPPY OR RELAXED, WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HAPPIEST OR RELAXED?

Okay, I’m going to go with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I’ve read the book at least 3 times so far and am planning another reread soon. I just love The Lunar Chronicles Series so much! The characters have stolen my heart and always manage to put a smile on my face.

SLEEP – WHAT IS A BOOK THAT PUT YOU TO SLEEP OR WAS JUST BORING? 

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han really just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, I just found the book sort of meh and a little boring. It definitely was not my favorite by this author. We’ll get to one of my favorites by her in just a minute 😉

TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – HAVE YOU EVER DREAMT OF A BOOK YOU READ?

Oh yeah, I’ve definitely had dreams where I’ve inserted myself into the action of the book. It’s happened multiple times.

This is kind of an embarrassing answer, but I’ve definitely dreamt that I was on Kat’s cool thief team from The Heist Society series. I clearly just want to be a thief badly. I just think it would be really cool to sneak around and infiltrate a place. Also the adrenaline rush of pulling a heist seems awesome. Also, I love Kat’s team so much. They’re so awesome and it would be cool to hang out with all of them.

For the record, I would be an awful thief! I’m way too clumsy for the job.

SEEMS TO PLAY NICE…UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – WHICH BOOK HAD THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST?

Okay, so I’m gonna go with A Court of Thorns and Roses, because this book took quite the turn! I totally wasn’t expecting what happened towards the end to happen. The plot twist, or turn really, actually saved the book for me. Had it not happened, this book would probably be my answer for the previous question. 

CUDDLES – WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD YOU GIVE A HUG TO?

I’m not the biggest fan of hugs, but there are so many characters I would give one too. This is a tough choice, but after reading A Court of Mist and Fury all I want to do is give Rhysand a hug. The poor boy has been through so much and he just needs it. Especially after the end of that book. Plus those abs though…

CATNIP – WHAT’S A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAVE WARM AND FUZZY FEELS?

While The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han sort of bored me, her other series, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, gives me ALL OF THE FEELS! Not only does the romance in this series give me all the warm and fuzzy feels, but I really love Lara Jean and her family. They’re so awesome. Shout out to my home girl Kitty. I’m planning on doing a reread of this series soon so that I can read Always and Forever, Lara Jean which just came out. 

CAT BREEDS – WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Instead of listing my favorite books, I’m going to list the kinds of books I like to read instead. There are two many favorites and I’ve already mentioned a few here. I love twoish types of books. Either cute contemporary romances that give me all of the warm and fuzzy feels, or action-adventure stories with an awesome team (specifically heist and spy stories). Seriously, just give me one of those and I will be happy.

THE VET’S OFFICE – YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK:

I don’t really have a book that is my least favorite book of all time. One book that I didn’t love so much was Matched by Ally Condie. There are just better Dystopians out there and this one didn’t really bring anything new to the table. It also wasn’t very interesting either.

BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – LEAST FAVORITE CLICHE:

I’m really not a huge fan of the whole “guy saves girl and then they fall in love” thing. Maybe it’s the feminist in me, but I’d much rather see our female lead save herself or at least try to. Also why does it always have to be her romantic interest? Why can’t her best friend or mom save her if someone has to save her? Maybe that’s just me.

FINAL QUESTION: THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – MOST UNDERRATED BOOK SERIES:

I have to go with the answer I always give with this question, which is The Immortal Descendants series by April White. This is a cross between historical and fantasy YA fiction with some time travel thrown in there. The concept of this series is so original and I really enjoy the characters. Ringo forever has my heart. Please go check it out if you have not already, the first book is Marking Time and free on Kindle.

My Nominations:

If you liked this tag and want to do it, then consider yourself tagged. Please make sure to link back to me so that I can see all of your wonderful posts!

I had so much fun with this tag! I thought it was catastic! Okay, that was a bad pun, I admit. This tag was still super fun though. Hope you enjoyed reading it!

Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by the awesome ladies at Books, Boxes, & Baubles. Thank you again for nominating me. This one was a ton of fun! Let’s get to it!

THE RULES:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

This amazing award tag was created by Okoto Enigma at Okoto Enigma. Go check out their blog!

3 Things About Me!

1. I’m currently taking an Improv 101 class and loving it. When I started, I was not sure how I would do. I’ve done some acting before and am not afraid to get up on stage, but wasn’t sure how I would do without a script. Crafting a scene on the spot is so hard! Might be one of the most challenging things I’ve done, but I’m surprisingly doing really well.

2. My hidden talent is being awesome at that arcade game Dance Dance Revolution. I hope to one day win a drunk bet with this talent.

3. I have been to 4 continents so far. One day I hope to get to them all. Though if I miss Antarctica, that would be okay.

My Nominations!

  1. Bella @ Bella Blogs Because Books
  2. Lit This & That!
  3. Geybie’s Book Blog
  4. Lauren @ My Paper Infinity 
  5. Susan @ Susan Loves Books
  6. Amylee @ The Book Lagoon
  7. Shanya and Tanya @ Twin Bookmarks

5 Questions From Kayla and Neko

1. Least favorite book you have read and why

I’m going to go with The Catcher in the Rye. I had to read it for my 11 grade English class, didn’t love it and probably would never read it again.

2. Favorite genre and why

I’m going to go with contemporary because I love a good fluffy romance. I’m a huge sap on the inside. I also really enjoy spy and heist novels, because I can pretend I’m a spy or a thief.

3. Should hamsters be allowed to rule the world?

I mean, they’d probably do a better job than some of the politicians in power now. So, sure?

4. What’s your passion outside of books?

I love TV and movies. I’m obsessed with all kinds. One day I hope to be a TV writer, though I don’t know if that will ever happen.

5. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

I’d either go back to South Korea because I miss my best friend or I’d go to New Zealand. It’s on my bucket list of places to go.

My 5 Questions For You Guys!

  1. In your opinion, what is the most underrated book you’ve read and why?
  2. What’s your hidden talent?
  3. Which celebrity (or author) would you never want to meet?
  4. What book(s) do you think that everyone should read?
  5. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

Best Post:

Top Ten Unique Reads

I guess people like finding new unique reads.

Rapid Fire Book Tag

This book tag is long overdue. I was tagged by Bella at Bella Blogs Because Books to do this tag like two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I was too busy having fun on vacation to get to it then. But I’m getting to it now, so it’s all good. I’m going to stop babbling and actually do the tag now.

E-Book or Physical Book?

Ugh, this is such a toss up for me. I like the experience of reading a physical book more but I’ve noticed that I read ebooks faster. Plus, e-books are much easy to travel with.

Paperback or Hardback?

Hardback because they are harder for me to accidentally ruin.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

In-Store book shopping because I tend to discover more interesting reads this way. I don’t buy books online unless I’ve heard it’s fantastic or want to own a copy.

Trilogies or Series?

Definitely series. I’m always pro more story (provided it is quality content). I hate getting to the end of a trilogy I’m obsessed with and there’s no more book for me to read.

Heroes or Villains?

Heroes, I guess? I like rooting for the underdog which have to be the heroes, right? I’m also a big fan of morally ambiguous characters, so villains who are “good” are cool too.

A book you want everyone to read?

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Clockwork Princess was probably one of the best conclusions to a series I have ever read and I want everyone to read it. Obviously you need to read the first two to fully get the impact. Even if you don’t like the Mortal Instruments series I recommend giving this a go. It is SO much better. I swear by it.

Recommend an underrated book?

For this I’m going to go with Marking Time by April White. I just love the world she has created and her characters. This series needs to be talked about more and more love.

The last book you finished?

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. A review for this book will be coming soon.

The Last Book You Bought?

I just bought copies of three books in the Harry Potter series in Korean for my friend. Fun Fact: each Harry Potter book is broken down into multiple books. I guess the books would be huge if they were all in one? I’m unsure why they do this. If you do know, let me know down in the comments.

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

I’m not sure how weird this is, but I’ve used playing cards as bookmarks. In retrospect this is probably a horrible idea on my part because I end up losing the card and having an incomplete deck of cards. I should probably stop doing that.

Used Books: Yes or No?

100% yes! Books are expensive yo. Any way you can get them cheaper is good in my book.

Top Three Favourite Genres?

Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, and Fantasy.

Borrow or Buy?

I’m going to go with borrow. I say again, books are mad expensive yo. I don’t like spending money on books that I don’t end up liking. It’s just so disappointing. Also, at the moment I have no room to put books if I did buy them.

Characters or Plot?

See I want to go with character here because they are the backbone of any book. However, I have recently read a lot of character driven books with an okay plot. They were a struggle to get through and somewhat disappointing. Personally I need somewhat of an interesting plot or something to keep me going. I’ve learned that I don’t like reading books about characters not doing much.

Long or Short Books?

If the book does not drag at all then I’d say long books. However, I don’t want to read a slow paced long book. It all depends on the pacing of the book for me.

Long or Short Chapters?

I don’t really have a preference. If it’s paced right then I don’t care. Maybe short chapters because it helps with the pacing, but again I don’t really care.

Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

  1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson  – What I’m currently reading. I’m about like 10 pages in.
  2. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare- This was on my Feburary TBR and I have yet to get to it. Hopefully next month.
  3. Winter by Marissa Meyer – The was also on my Feburary TBR and I haven’t read it yet but desperately want to. This series is one of my absolute favorites and I can’t believe I have yet to finish it.

Books That Make You Laugh or Cry?

I mean honestly both. In the spirit of actually choosing something I’m going to go with books that make me laugh. I think it’s easier to make me cry as opposed to laugh out loud. Truly funny books are rare to find which is why I’m going with it.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds obviously. I even make up my own sometimes because I like the escapism.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

No. I’ve only ever listened to one and it put me to sleep. Granted, I’m not sure how good of an audio book it was, but I prefer actually reading them.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

I am definitely guilty of this. It’s hard not to judge, especially if you stumble upon the book randomly.

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

I personally want more Book to TV Adaptations. First, I love TV. Second, I think TV allows for much more character development. I love movie adaptations but I think because they are only 90 to 120 minutes long you can lose a lot. You get more time to explore the world and characters in TV adaptations.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

This is tough for me because I generally prefer to view the book and it’s adaptation as separate things. I’m going to go with The Maze Runner because I cannot deny my love for Dylan O’Brien.

Series or Standalone’s?

Series. There’s more character development, more plot, and more story! I’m all about having more story.

I Tag:

Anyone who wants to answer these questions. I’m too lazy to tag people at the moment. The jet lag is real guys.

Thanks for reading 🙂