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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Emotional Investment, Coolest Book Families, Characters Come to Life | Pixar Book TAG




Here's another lovely book tag, this time focusing on pixar movie inspired questions! Hope you enjoy!


Toy StoryA book where you wanted the characters to come to life.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead. How I love, love, love this world.



A Bugs LifeA character who goes through a transformation.

THE SOUND OF US by Julie Hammerle! If you love books about music, you'll adore this.

UpA book that quickly made you become emotionally invested.

THE SEAFARER'S KISS by Julia Ember. I love this world and the characters. Bisexual mermaids!

Finding Nemo“P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” A book that has an address or quote that’s burned into your memory forever.

I think I'll have to pass on this one, haha.

The Incredibles Coolest Book Family.

Um... probably The Thermopolis-Renaldos from THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot. I grew up with those weirdos, they're basically my extended family.

Monsters Inc.A strong character develops a soft side for someone.

Damon Black from the lovely LUX Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My favorite alien jerk.

Cars 1, 2, 3A book that keeps getting sequels you feel are not needed.

GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. The sequels really aren't necessary. I mean, they're not even direct sequels but some weird kind of spin-off, why?!

Ratatouille A book featuring a non-human/humanoid.

ALIVE by Scott Sigler. Can't tell you what the protagonist is exactly because I need everyone to read this fantastic dystopian mystery thingy.


BraveName a book with a strong mother/daughter relationship.

ANGELFALL by Susan Ee. I know this might be a little weird because they aren't all love-y dove-y because of the mother's mental illness and the actual apocalypse happening, but this is truly one of my favorite mother/daughter relationships. I dig weird stuff.

Inside OutName a book that could be one of your core memories.

EVERY DAY by David Levithan. C'mon here. My favorite.


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Books I Avoid, Books I Really Should've Read & more | Bookish Questions TAG




Y'all know I love a good tag. So here's another one I discovered, in which you learn quite a lot about my habits and my weird taste.


1. What book is on your nightstand now?
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo.





2. What was the last truly great book you read?
THE SEAFARER'S KISS by Julia Ember, you guys know how much I love this fabulous bisexual mermaid story.

3. If you could meet any writer—dead or alive—who would it be? What would you want to know?
Honestly I would just want to meet Oscar Wilde. He seems like a swell dude and I think we could be friends. I'd just want to hang with him.

4. What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Probably the flat out ridiculous amount of Goosebumps and Fear Street and The Three Investigators books. I love them, they were my childhood. I've got about forty, I think.

5. How do you organize your personal library?
I switch it up. Sometimes it's by color, sometimes I poorly attempt to do them by author, but usually it's just by convenience. I don't have enough space for everything, so I basically just organize them by whatever fits.

6. What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
  • AMERICAN STREET by Ibi Zoboi
  • THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
  • AKATA WITCH by Nnedi Okorafor
  • ALUTA by Adwoa Badoe
  • INTO WHITE by Randi Pink
I don't feel embarrassed about not reading anything! One book at a time.

7. What book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab was definitely a huge letdown for me. I'm almost mad that I didn't like it, mainly because I lovelovelove books that feature parallel worlds.

There haven't been any memorable DNFs lately, fortunately!

8. What kinds of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?

A book can only become a potential new favorite and five star if it has:
  • fantastic world building that makes me forget where I even am
  • decent, not overly flowery prose
  • a memorable voice
  • is so thrilling that I don't want to put it down and/or finish it in one sitting
I avoid books that have:
  • only white, straight characters
  • follow book tropes and a specific unoriginal formula with no spin on it
  • have special snowflake protagonists that are the chosen ones

9. If you could require the president to read one particular book, what would it be?
I really don't care about patronizing/policing what other people read. I would decline that opportunity.




10. What do you plan to read next?
Oh, I don't know. Maybe 27 HOURS. Possibly 27 HOURS. It's so long until release date but I don't think I can wait much longer.


Consider yourself tagged!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

How I Got Into Book Blogging: I did it for the reviews! | TAG







If you think about it, book blogging is a pretty obscure niche. 
There are so many people I know that proudly claim that they haven't read a book since 6th grade.

Yet somehow there are thousands of book bloggers like us out there, it's insane to think about the amount of book blogs that exist. 

When you're part of the community, it doesn't feel like it's a niche market. But compared to fashion bloggers the number of us book bloggers is pretty low. So I wondered, how did all of you get into this? Feel free to share your story and leave a link in the comments.

I Was a Movie Reviewer!

I actually did movie reviews on a German site similar to Goodreads just for movies for about three or four years before I came across the first book blog. 

I've always liked the thought of sharing my opinion. I'm a pretty opinionated person and I love to shock people with my controversial opinions sometimes. That's why I loved doing movie reviews, you can watch them in two hours max and cram out a bunch of angry reviews every week without putting a lot of effort into it.

...and then I discovered tumblr

This might be news to you, but I've actually had a book blog on tumblr named bookavid way longer than I've had this blog. I still spend way too much time on that site. 

My passion for sharing my opinion without having anyone ask me for it eventually led to tumblr, the ultimate place for angry opinionated internet people. I was probably 16 when I made my first tumblr account and I went through all the typical stages, from fandom, to aesthetic blogger, to social justice. Eventually everyone will come across pretty pictures of books on their tumblr dashes. Only I was the person who didn't continue scrolling but decided to investigate. 

The book blogging community on tumblr is very close and pretty much welcomed me with open arms. 

If you're on tumblr, too, and also an active book blogger, you know that posting reviews there is like shouting into the void. You barely get any discussion there, which is what I craved and was used to doing from my days as a movie reviewer. I didn't know about Goodreads back then, so I fulfilled myself a life long dream to start my own blog. 

I started out horribly, just posting review after review in the hopes that people would just find my blog somehow and start discussing with me. One year later, here I am still posting opinionated reviews, but actually managed to fill my blog up with content a little. 

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If you're a book blogger, I'm tagging you to make a post telling your readers how you got into book blogging. Feel free to grab the icon and leave the link to your post in the comments.

How did you get into book blogging?

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Best and Worst Books of 2015 | End of Year Book Survey!








I can't believe the year is over! I can't believe I've been blogging for almost two years now. 

Here are my tops and flops of this year. Every second answer may or may not be READY PLAYER ONE.

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
Young Adult: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
Adult: I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER by Sophie Kinsella

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

  • ZODIAC by Romina Russell: I just love everything space and astrology. It's a shame that this wasn't for me.
  • THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin: Just no.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? 
STARTERS by Lissa Price. Hello favorite book.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline. Yeah, you - read this!

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? 
Series: Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
Best Sequel: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan 

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Myra McEntire, author of HOURGLASS. Give me more!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
Non Fiction: ANATOMY LESSON by Matt Spadafora

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline. Am I going to answer every question with this book? I might.

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
THE NEXT TOGETHER by Lauren James. I'll definitely reread this before I pick up the sequel!

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
ZODIAC by Romina Russell

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Baz from CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell. The only thing I liked about this book to be honest. 

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015? 
“Exactly. How can you know it makes you happy if you’ve never experienced it?”
“There are different kinds of happy,” she said. “Some kinds don’t need any proof.”
from THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE by Jennifer E. Smith

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?
A GAME OF THRONES - 835 pages
BITCH PLANET - 156 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most:
CITY OF ASHES by Cassandra Clare. What a disappointment. Just the mere fact that this and that dubious incest plotline exists - nope.

18. OTP OF THE YEAR:
Honestly? I don't think I had one this year. I'd probably have to go with an old favorite (I did read some VA sequels this year, so it totally counts!!!!)

Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year 
Cassie & Sammy from THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
DON'T LOOK BACK - Jennifer L. Armentrout

21. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
None!

22. Best 2015 debut you read?
HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire

23. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
 
24. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
THE NEXT TOGETHER by Lauren James.

25. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
THE CHASE by L.J. Smith

26. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
LOVING by Katrin Bongard

27. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline

28. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare. Incest. Enough said.


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Sunday, July 5, 2015

A-Z Bookish TAG

I saw this tag on The Perpetual Page Turner and thought it could be fun. 

Make sure to check out the original post on Jamie's Blog



Author you’ve read the most books from:
According to Goodreads it's L.J. Smith and it's not a surprise to me. 
I hardly stick with a series until the end or commit to an author for more than five or six books. Unless it's L.J. Smith. Whenever I'm sure that I've finally found the best book she's written I encounter another series by her that takes my by storm.  The Forbidden Game series is my latest obsession and I was baffled at how fast I read it. You should definitely check one of her books out. Guaranteed for a creepy read mixed with a swoon-worthy villain love interest.

Best Sequel Ever: 
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini really redeemed her for me. I absolutely hated the first, but the second one was pretty alright.

Currently Reading:
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Drink of Choice While Reading: 
Tap water. Always stay hydrated, kids.


E-reader or Physical Book? 
Physical book. I don't own an e-reader.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: 
Dimitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy series. Oops.


Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Don't be intimidated by the size, seriously, it's really good. I wasn't a fan of the sequel A Clash of Kings though, but the first one is really a gem.


Hidden Gem Book: 
Starters by Lissa Price. So, so, sooo good.

Important Moment in your Reading Life: 
Probably every time I read the last page of a book. So satisfying.

Just Finished: 
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I'm not a fan of religious books in general. Books about religious topics on the other hand are fine with me. I just don't like patronizing stuff.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
If you don't count three-in-one books, I guess it would be the first Game of Thrones book. I think it's about 850-ish pages.


Major book hangover because of: 
Great world building

Number of Bookcases You Own: 
1 1/2


One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: 
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. I have no idea how often I read this, I think I already broke the spine in like 2007.

Preferred Place To Read: 
Couch, Bed, Balcony. Preferably in that order. I like to change places a lot.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.” 

Damn you, David Levithan. This is from Every Day. If I haven't tried to harass you into reading this, regard this as a gentle nudge.

Reading Regret: 
Trying Jenny Han novels. I'm too old for this.

Series You Started And Need To Finish
Ahahahaha. I'll only list the ones that I would actually bother to finish for the sake of our sanity.
  • Stefan's Diaries Series by L.J. Smith (2/6)
  • The Princess Diaires Series by Meg Cabot (2/15)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (2/5)
  • Hourglass Trilogy by Myra McEntire (1/3)
  • Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (5/6)
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

  • Something Missing by Matthew Dicks
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Life's That Way by Jim Beaver
Unapologetic Fangirl For: 
Vampire Academy. Dear God, please hit me with a shovel. When will this obsession ever die?

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • The Next Together by Lauren E. James!!!!!!!!
"Finding Audrey" is actually already out in English, but I'm still waiting for the German copy to be released by the end of july. I absolutely love Kinsella and can't wait.

Worst Bookish Habit: 
DNF-ing books is the worst. I like to do that.

X Marks The Spot: 
Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Beautiful Creatures by Kami García and Margaret Stohl.

Your latest book purchase: 
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor.


ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): 
Hourglass by Myra McEntire. Too good writing. I'm angry.



Thanks for reading and I TAG YOU to do this if you want to. 

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Would You Rather - Book Edition | TAG





I saw this tag on Jenny's Blog (Bücher Keks' Welt) and I liked it so much that I decided to translate the entire thing from German into English and do it. 


1. ...only read trilogies for the rest of your life or stand-alone novels?

Definitely stand-alones! I don't even finish trilogies when I'm not 100% into the series, I usually quit mediocre series two books in.

2. ...only read novels by female or by male authors for the rest of your life?

Female. I definitely like female writers better, I guess that's becuase I'm a girl. There are only a handfull of male authors that are able to write girl protagonists realistically.

3. ...only buy books in book stores or at one online store for the rest of your life?

C'mon. That's an easy one. You get books way cheaper online, so I'm going to go with one online store. 

4. ...have all your favorite novels made into movies or TV shows?

TV shows! I'm a tv show person and also with a tv show there's more room for actually putting every single detail from the novels in! Also, nobody said anything about mutltiple seasons, sooo...

5. ...only be able to read five pages a day for the rest of your life or have to read five novels a week?

Five pages a day. I hate HAVING TO read. The second I'm forced to- especially at univesity- reading loses all its magic.

6. ...earn enough money to pay your bills as a professional book reviewer or author?

As much as I want to be a published author eventually, book reviewing is so much easier and comes naturally for me. Also, do you have any idea how HARD writing is? Nope, nope, nope.

7. ...have to be only able to reread your favorite twenty books for the rest of your life or only be able to read novels you haven't read before?

I'm going to go with the unread novels. Rereading isn't my thing. Maybe after a couple of years, with trilogies after I finished the last novel, or when a book is SO AMAZING that I just want to read over and over again. That's very rare though.

8. ...be a book seller or a librarian?

Book seller, absolutely. Being a librarian isn't much for me, because I get veeeery upset when I'm in the library and some people won't shut up. I'd be a raging librarian, a book lover's nightmare.

9. ...be only able to read books from your favorite genre for the rest of your life or only be able to read books from every genre BUT your favorite?

Definitely every genre but my favorite. I can't stand reading more than three novels in a genre for an extended amount of time. I'd probably go insane. Also, my go-to genre is chick-lit and that one can surely get annoying after a while.

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