New Year’s Eve Book Tag!

Happy Monday! Today I’m doing a tag that I was tagged in back in January of 2020. It’s one that by the time I noticed it, it was a bit too late to do it. So I’m doing it now instead!

I was tagged by Narrative Paradise – thanks friend!

The Rules
↠ Link back to the tag’s creator.
↠ Thank and link back to the person that tagged you.
↠ Feel free to use the pre-made graphics or create your own. Credit is appreciated if you do.
↠ Answer the questions as best as you can. No answer is incorrect!
↠ Tag some people to do this tag. No minimum or limit. Spread the love and have a happy 2020 (2021?)

Good As Hell || Favourite Book

Spoilers! This’ll get its own post after the new year.

Green Light Go || Green Cover

Hands Off!, Vol. 1Hands Off! – This is a fluff supernatural manga about psychics. It’s very early 2000s, and I really like it.

 

 

LBD || Sexiest Character

I don’t have one! It’s been an age since I had one.

Dally || Best Moment of 2020

Honestly, it was nothing to do with a particular book, but my reading in general: I read over 170 books this year, and it’s insane.

Sin Querer Queriendo || Silly MC (or Side Character)

Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 (Ouran High School Host Club, #1)Literally every character in Ouran High Host Club. They’re all just so goofy.

 

 

7 Rings || New Books Friends

I made a bunch of book buddies this year! I followed a lot of new blogs – probably over a hundred, and I consider you all buddies

Kill This Love || First Book in 2021

I haven’t decided yet! I know I’ll be picking up a buddy read on New Year’s day, so perhaps that one? We’ll see!

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And that’s it! If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

New Year’s Book Tag 2019!

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Hello, happy Sunday! Today’s post will be one I post every year, the New Year’s Book Tag! This will be one of many end-of-year related posts, and I’m rather pumped about it. I’ve been reading everyone’s favorites lists and all sorts of stuff and I just love it. Keep it comin’.

This tag was created by Heather @bookables and updated to reflect the end of 2019.

1. How many books are you planning to read in 2020?

Like last year… probably 50. That’s the goal every year. Sometimes I barely make it, other times I double it. But 50 is a good, solid number.

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2020.

I just made a post about this on Thursday! Check it out.

3. What genre do you want to read more of?

Same answer as last year: fantasy. It’s already my top genre but I have so many unread fantasies… I gotta read more fantasy.

4. Name 3 non book related goals for 2020.

I’m doing what I did last year and setting only one: Don’t set any new year’s resolutions aside from this one. I don’t know what it is with defining solid goals but I tend to do worse when I do than if I don’t and just naturally make my way in that direction. Who knows.

5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

The War of the Flowers

The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams. I can’t remember what year I bought this but I remember distinctly getting it from Borders… so it’s been a while. I put it on my 10 in 2020 list for this year, so I’m hoping to like, actually get to it, y’know.

6. One word that you’re hoping 2020 will be:

Slimming. Physically, mentally, emotionally, socially. There’s just too much of everything and I need to streamline.

7. Tag a friend!

Katy! DO IT.

New Year’s Book Tag

Book Tag

Hello, a tag today! This tag was created by Heather @bookables and updated to reflect the end of 2018. I wasn’t tagged, but whatevs!

1. How many books are you planning to read in 2019?

Probably 50. I tend to do 50, but this past year I set my goal to 40, anticipating a slower reading year. Then surprised myself by reading 80-something books. So… 50. Hopefully more, but that’ll be the min.

2. Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2019.

Hey hey, I just made a post about this on Wednesday. Go look at that. :”D

3. What genre do you want to read more of?

Fantasy! It’s already my most-read genre, but I want MOAR.

4. Name 3 non book related goals for 2019.

I only have one: Don’t set any new year’s resolutions. Sure I have reading goals, and I do have personal goals, but I find if I take one of these goals and make it specifically a new year’s resolution, I tend to fail it miserably. I’d rather just keep everything to myself and not associate it with the new year. They’ll be more likely to succeed that way.

5. What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

Hood by Stephen Lawhead. I’ve probably had this book for ten years. I don’t even remember when I bought it. I have the second book as well, so… hopefully this year? Maybe? We’ll see.

Hood (King Raven, #1)

6. One word that you’re hoping 2019 will be:

Happy

7. Tag a friend!

Katy! DO IT.

Ringing In the New Year Book Tag

Hello! Another tag today that I wasn’t actually tagged in. 😀 I saw Cristina @MyTinyObsessions post it and it looked like a lot of fun (so hey, thanks for posting it at a time my eyeballs were looking at my feed to see it :”D)


The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles)
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best Book/Series Read in 2016

I did a whole post on this subject, so I’ll just name one of those mentioned there here.

Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2)Assassin's Quest (Farseer Trilogy, #3)

I’m listing this series specifically because it’s the only series I started and finished this year. It had a super solid beginning, a wonderful middle and a fairly strong ending. Overall, I loved this series and it made me fall in love with Robin Hobb, the author. I’m in the progress of buzzing through the rest of her books as we speak.

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

  • Robin Hobb, author of the Farseer trilogy shown above
  • James S. A. Corey, author of the Expanse series
  • Erika Johansen, author of the Tearling trilogy

Most anticipated book turned movie?

A Monster CallsA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I read this in 2015, shortly before hearing that it was to be cast as a movie. When I heard that, I got excited. When I heard that Liam Neeson was to voice the monster, I got really excited. I’m very much looking forward to seeing this movie!

 

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

No fictional crushes this year, unfortunately. Will totally smooch my fiance though. :”D Does that count? It counts.

What’s on your TBR for 2017? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

Also made a post about this one too! But here are the top five:

WeaveworldA Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)The Traitor Baru CormorantThe Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)

How many books do you hope to read in 2017?

I set a goodreads goal of 50 books, but I’d like to read more than that if I’m able. I have so many on my shelves just screaming at me to be read!

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

I am, as stated above. I’m open to others as well, but I haven’t come across any yet that strike my fancy.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

Aside from my 2017 Reading Goals that I posted a few days ago, my personal goals include getting into better shape and disconnecting a bit more. By disconnecting, I mean don’t resort to my phone to fill down time, spend more time with my SO and cat and friends, so on and so forth. I want to become less dependent on technology to keep my brain busy. (This includes reading more books instead of reading the internet). Wish me luck because at the moment, I’m kind of neck-deep. It’s going to take a lot of self-discipline on my part. Maybe I’ll post updates or something every month or so to keep me motivated. Buh.


And that’s it! Happy New Year peoples. :”D Like Cristina, I tag whoever wants to be tagged. Go bananas~

Happy reading!

New Year’s Resolutions Book Tag (Original!)

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Hello! Shivii @browneyedmusings and I have created another tag! Though the idea for this tag is her brain child for sure – I was just lucky enough that she asked me to be a part of it. So thank you! Here is her post so you can check it out as well. :”D We each created roughly half the questions – I did the first five and Shivii did the last six. We figured it would be a perfect way to beginning our 2016 bloggy things. Onward!

Get in shape – name a book that doesn’t quite fit on your shelf correctly

The Samurai and the Sacred by Stephen Turnball. It’s just such an awkward size. It’s shorter than my other hard backs but taller then my paperbacks, and it’s wider than any other book on its shelf, so it sticks out farther. I have it on the end and just try not to look at it. Huff.

 

Eat healthy – name a book you feel was good for you to read

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park. I feel like memoirs in general are good to read, but this one in particular was very intense. You don’t think what other people have to go through in their lives and seeing this woman’s account was a real eye-opener.

 

Read more – name a book you keep telling yourself to read but haven’t yet

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I’m getting there, I’m getting there.

 

 

 

Quit smoking – name a book you kept going back to even though you had finished it

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. After I finished this book, I kept thinking about it, kept talking about it, kept flipping through the pages. I didn’t actually reread the whole thing, but it was on my mind for the longest time after I had finished it, and the only reason I’m giving it a break now is because I have it lent out. May or may not have done that on purpose.

Save more money – name a book you got for a really good price

Horns by Joe Hill. Fifty cents, man. Used, but it looks like it’s never even been open. I love library sales, yo.

 

 

 

Be more organized – how do you organize your bookshelf?

Really my only system of organization is ‘read’ and ‘not read’. If there are multiples in a series that I’ve read, they’ll go together and same for multiples of ‘not read’. But partially read series are split up, each bit going into their respective section. One day when all my books are in the same room, maybe I’ll get a real system of organization.

Be punctual – shortest time and longest time it took you to read a book

The shortest time is probably a half hour or so when burning through manga. Those things don’t last man. They’re so good though. Longest time is probably over a year. I think it took me that long to read Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Don’t know why. It was a good book. Just took me ages.

Go out more – what book made you isolate yourself from the outside world?

Basically any book that I end up rating 5 stars. Those are the ones that grip me and make me hiss at anything that disturbs me. Only approach me if you are offering coffee.

Be unique – what was your favorite book of 2015?

The Martian by Andy Weir for sure. Loved it. :”D It topped my Top 15 of 2015 list by a long shot.

Be more personal – what book are you waiting for most this year?

I’m super excited for two books in particular. The first is A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, which is the second book in the An Ember in the Ashes series, and the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. CAN IT BE OCTOBER NOW PLEASE.

 

Really, resolutions? – what book do you promise to read next year?

I’m going to pick one I’ve already started because I feel like I jynx myself by saying ‘I’m totally gonna read this’. So if I’ve started it, odds are I’ll finish it. And that is The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Mass. Very slow moving at the moment, but I’m digging it.

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And that’s it! Hope you guys enjoy the questions. Anyone that I don’t tag that wants to try this out is more than welcome.

I tag (peer pressure, do it):

Ace
Orang-utan Librarian
Books at Dawn
Panda
Analee
Eleonora Lydia
Kacie
Zezee
The Galaxial Word
Lady Corvinous