Hello friends! Today’s post is actually the 3 Bookish Things Tag!
I found this tag via the Bookdragonism so make sure to check out their post!
I hope you enjoy. I may have cheated on one of my answers but that’s quite okay, haha.
3 Favourite Authors
There are so many great authors out there. It’s kinda hard to choose who could be my favourite authors. But here are three authors I’ve read from and would definitely read their work again!
1. Holly Black
I’ve only read 3 of Holly Black’s novels. I plan on reading The Wicked King soon, as well as her Tithe trilogy this year. Hopefully by the end of 2019 I will have up’d the books I’ve read by her.
Holly Black is one of my preferred authors because I love the young adult fantasy stories she writes.
2. Karina Halle
I’ve read and loved Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror series (an all-time favourite of her work and just in general), and have really enjoyed most of her other works. I haven’t read everything of Halle’s yet, but I genuinely enjoy reading Karina Halle’s stories.
Karina Halle’s writing is one that I always look forward to reading, since her writing is
3. Patrica Briggs
I started reading Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series, which is an adult Urban Fantasy series that takes place in Seattle, Washington. I became addicted to this series when I realized there wasn’t only shifters in this series, but a whole multitude of paranormal creatures. Another reason why I love Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is that she writes a relatable main character.
I also adore Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series, which is a companion series to her Mercy Thompson series. The Alpha and Omega series takes place in Montana. This series also is read in two points of view which is a tad different than Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series.
Basically Patricia Briggs writes adult Urban Fantasy stories that I can’t get enough of.
3 Weirdest Things Used as a Bookmark
1. My Phone;
There is nothing more satisfying than using my phone as a bookmark. I love being able to mark my place in a book with my phone and just bring the duo with me
almost everywhere. Though I haven’t done this outside. I mostly do this one around the house, or if I’m going somewhere in a car.
2. A Pillow;
This one is very temporary whenever I do use a pillow as a bookmark. I use a pillow for when I’m going to get something, like a snack, or when my cat wants in my room.
3. A Fake Flower;
Very rarely do I ever use a fake flower as a bookmark. Especially now since I’ve moved my fake flowers closer to the door of my room.
3 Series Binged
1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead;
The first and only time I’ve read Vampire Academy was a few years ago and I remember enjoying the series. I also remember rolling my eyes at almost everything, so there’s also that. –I’ve actually been meaning to re-read the vampire academy because I haven’t reviewed the books yet.
2. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare;
I’ve read The Infernal Devices once and I enjoyed it. Though I ship Tessa and Jem more than Tessa and Will.
3. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch;
I binge-read Snow Like Ashes and I do not regret it. SLA is one of my favourite series that involve elemental powers. But now that I’ve binge-read the series, I can’t remember what happens in what book. SLA is now one big story in my mind, with no breaks in between.
3 Characters You Love
Do you know how hard it is to choose a favourite character? ESPECIALLY when you have bad memory and can’t remember characters after a while.
Though there are a few that stick out in my mind…
1. Lily, from It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.
I’m very glad that in this story Lily has the courage to leave her abusive relationship to her husband.
2. Ava Delaney, from the Ava Delaney series by Claire Farrell;
What I like about Ava si that she has her life set up the way she wants it to be, and then when life comes to kick her in the ass, she finds a way to survive (and flourish in her personal relationships) through everything. Though there are many trials and tribulations Ava goes through.
3. Agnieszka, from Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
Aggie is a character that I adore because she’s honestly so freakin’ relatable. Aggie has a different outlook on her life and life in general that is so refreshing to read.
3 Unpopular Bookish Opinons
1. I keep the stickers from book covers.
Though to be fair, I peel them off when I can, and put them on the inside of the back flap of their respective book.
2. I sometimes prefer e-books over any other format.
With e-books I can keep my books with me at all times. And the people in my life can’t complain or say that I have too many books, because they’re all hidden in their apps. Muahahaha!
3. I would rather read a newly published book via the library, then actually buy a copy myself.
Let me just say this: I am cheap when it comes to buying books for myself. I don’t mind waiting years to read a book on the off chance that I would actually end up liking it.
There are quite a few
hundred books which I’ve read are books that I enjoyed reading—-but I know I’ll never read it again. So having a local public library where their patrons can “Suggest a Purchase” is the first and main reason that I borrow books from the library.
When I’ve read a book and I ended up loving it, and I know I’ll read it again, I’ll buy said book in the least expensive way, where I could have it in my hands (e-book or otherwise) as soon as possible.
3 Popular Bookish Opinions
1. Hardcovers are freaking gorgeous
sometimes. — Enough said, no?
2. Bought copies of books are way more easier to take photos of, then covers that are either laminated, or it’s an ebook.
I find it very difficult to take pictures of books I’ve borrowed from the library, and ebooks. Though I do think that I’ve taken some pretty photos of e-books, my favourite will remain the books I’ve bought myself. ..No library tags, no laminated covers. *sigh* I’m already at peace thinking about it.
3. I genuinely adore looking at pictures of Rainbow Shelves.
I couldn’t ever do it myself, just because I don’t have the time, nor the patience to do so. But to the people who have done them, congrats fam, I love it.
3 Favourite Book Covers
Do you know how hard it is to choose a favourite book cover? Let alone, only three? There are so many gorgeous book covers that have come out, and have yet to come out that it’s impossible to choose only three.
So instead, I chose 27! Yaaay. And these covers are the ones that I had already uploaded before, ahahaha.
I suppose I love the simpler covers… These are all so beautiful *heart eyes*. Some of these covers are books that I haven’t read yet, but I’ve read some of them!
(The books [with links to GoodReads] from first to last are:
1st line — The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee, The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles, One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards, The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast,
2nd line — Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Zodiac by Romina Russell, Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne, Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, Hunter by Mercedes Lackey, Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff,
3rd line — Copycat by Hannah Jayne, Always Never Yours by Emily Webberly, Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers, Caraval by Stephanie Garber, The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross, The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck,
4th line — Salt for Air by M.C. Frank, To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough, The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana, The White Stag by Kara Barbieri, A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto,
5th line — Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury, Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller, Foreign to You by Jeremy Martin.)
3 Bookish Goals for the Year
1. Read all of the ARCs I have..
*Cries at the amount I currently have*. Even if I acquire more this year, I want to read them all. I’d love to get my Netgalley score back up and past 80%.
2. To read at least 10 books that I own.
I have way too many books on my shelves that I own and haven’t read yet. WHICH IS A BIG NO-NO FOR ME!
3. Slim Down the Owned Books that I have.
I would love to get rid of / giveaway the books that I know that I would never read again. I’m doing because there are so many more books that I could have that I love. I’m also legitimately worried that anymore weight on the shelves that I have anchored to the wall will cause everything to tumble down somehow.
That’s all, friends!
What’s an unpopular bookish opinion that you have?
Do you have a bookish goal for 2019?
Thank you for stopping by!
See you soon, and Happy Reading!
P.S.; If you want to do this tag then I tag you!