The Book Blogger Insider Tag

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Hello, friends! How are you doing? At the moment I’m fine, as I’m typing this it’s a humid day, so it’s the perfect atmosphere to do a tag! Enjoy!

I saw that the lovely Sophia Lin, over at Bookwyrming Thoughts did this tag. I liked the questions as well as her answers. If you have the time I definitely suggest you check out her post!

OK so I have no idea if any of you readers are interested in what happens behind the scenes of my blog. I can assure you though, it’s nothing special, ahaha.

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Where do you typically write your blog posts? 

Before my laptop crapped out, I write them on my bed. Now I write them at my desk on my big computer. I can get more stuff done this way, to be honest. Though I do get lost in the internet often.

How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

Hmmm. Depending on what I thought of the book it can take anywhere from an hour…to at most 2 days. I like to read the book, review it, and then move on to another book.

When did you start your book blog?

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Uwaaaah!!! Thank you so much, Allie @ Hexen Librarian for tagging me! It’s a rare day when I get nominated. Thank you, again!

RULES

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
  4. List the rules as well as display the Sunshine Award Logo on your post

Allie’s questions:

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging (originally on tumblr) because I fell in-love with books pretty quickly, after having avoiding them for 6+ years. I started blogging here on WordPress because honestly, my memory is crap and I wanted to be able to remember what I thought about the books I read. So in a way, my reviews are little diary/journal posts telling the future me what I thought of said book.

What’s your favorite movie genre?

My favourite movie genre is Action and Adventure. I get such a high from watching an action movie to be honest! Haha. Hmm. I also really like watching Sci-Fi/ Fantasy movies as well!

Anime or manga?

I definitely enjoy Anime a lot. There’s just…more to an anime, than there is to a manga. Don’t get me wrong though, I still enjoy manga. I just prefer watching anime.

What’s your dream job?

My dream job would something that I could do at home away from the general public. Where I could do work but still be in comfortable clothing.

What’s your favorite place to read?

My favourite place to read is definitely in my room.

Does you local library have a summer reading program? Do you still participate?

The local library does have a summer reading program! I haven’t participated since I was about…..12? Maybe a little older than that. I just know I haven’t participated in a reading program for the last 5 years for sure.

What’s the longest book you’ve ever read? Was it worth it?

The longest book I have ever read…. I believe, would be City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I genuinely don’t know if it was worth it or not, since I put that series out of my mind.

Twitter or Instagram?

I like the convenience of Twitter, but the aesthetics on instagram. But I’m going to have to say that I like Twitter more. Precisely because with Twitter, I don’t feel like I have to catch up with everyone, like I feel like I have to on Instagram.

Favorite animal?

I want to say that I don’t have a favourite animal…. As a kid though, I loved Tigers. And these days I prefer cats.

What’s your least favorite color?

My least favourite colour is white. I’m saying this because most of the sites I use have white backgrounds and being on the computer for hours at a time, white really hurts my eyes! Haha. (And yes, I have turned down the brightness on my computer, turned on lights in my room…everything. White hurts my eyes, ahah.)

Tell me something nice that happened to you recently.

Something that happened to me recently… I made plans with my cousin to watch anime this week!

Nominations: You! If you’re reading this, and you want to be nominated…Then this is me nominating you, friend!

My Questions are:

  1. Do you eat or drink anything while you read?
  2. What genre of books do you least like? Why?
  3. Do you have a favourite book?
  4. What’s your opinion on books being turned into movies/TV shows?
  5. Do you listen to music, or have background noise when you read?
  6. What is your least favourite thing about blogging?
  7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
  8. Do you stay up late to read, or do you wake up early to read?
  9. What’re your thoughts on over-hyped books?
  10. If you could live in a book/story, what book/story would that be?
  11. What do you hate getting asked a lot? (Anything goes!)

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this post!
I hope you have a lovely day!

— Adele

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The Rainbow Book Tag

Hello mi amigos! Today’s post is going to be the Rainbow Book Tag. I came across this book tag from Kelly | Another Book in the Wall. I haven’t done a book tag in a long time, so I’m actually pretty excited to do tag. Let’s get down to things!

The Rules:

  • Thank the lovely person that tagged you!
  • It must be the dominant color of the cover, not the spine!
  • It has to be a book you own or the exact copy that you read. (Ex: There are two copies of The Hate U Give, choose the cover of the copy you read)
  • If you do not own a book of the certain cover, choose one that has the color somewhere on it.
  • Tag some people do it! Whether they are bloggers, bookstagrammers, or booktubers. Spread the love!
  • Make it a game or do the tag as originally intended.

If you want to know more about the book, all you have to do is click the books’ cover. You’ll then be taken to the books’ GoodReads page. — Enjoy!


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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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‘One of Lux’s hands had found mine, and even though he was mouthing No, his grip gave me the strength to meet the lady’s eyes and whisper, “Even so, I will keep my vow. Where he dies, I will die. And there will I be buried.”
And with a burst of song, the sparrow landed on my wrist.
A handful of kindness, it said to the Kindly Ones. The answer to your riddle.

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Fall Time, Cozy Time | Book Tag

IMG_5940 copyAutumn/Fall; whichever you prefer, is my favourite season. I was born in Autumn, and Autumn will remain my favourite. The main reason why I like Autumn the most is because I feel like I can finally stretch my body comfortably. I love the feeling of the cold wrap around my body, I am home. I am home during the cooler months.

I found this tag via Lindsey @paradisbooks. I haven’t actually done a tag in a while, so this should be exciting! For me anyway, haha.


  • Crunching Leaves: the world is full of color choose a book that had reds/oranges/yellows on the cover.  Continue reading

The Pastry Book Tag

I just want to do a quick thank-you to whoever created this Pastry Book Tag. I don’t know who you are, but Kudos to you!

Hello all! Today is a Book Tag. I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a while, even though I did one just last month. Pastries are always a come and go for me, since I can’t really have sweets anymore [if you’re wondering why I can’t have sweets, it’s because the sweets sometimes leave a burning sensation in the back of my throat]. Aside from that, there are quite a few pastries that are very cool looking. Lets get on with the tag, shall we?

Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves. Continue reading

The Halloween Book Tag

Happy Halloween everyone! If you don’t celebrate Halloween, then a happy Monday to you! As you can see, today’s post is a Book Tag! I’m trying to do more book tags; so like, one book tag a month, since I don’t want to bombard myself -or you- with tags.

I thought to myself the other day, “Are there any Halloween Book Tags?” Turns out, there is! So I’m going to do that today in celebration of Halloween. I can’t find the original post, so kudos to whomever created this post!

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Autumn Book Tag | 2016

I’ve initially found this post via The Quirky Book Nerd, and since it’s Autumn currently, I figured, “Why not??

So, Autumn is my favourite season of the year. Up here in Western Canada, Autumn is very short. We usually have the heat from summer spilling over into the first few weeks of Autumn, and then the weather will pitter off into some rain. And then it’ll be dry and sunny, with a crisp cold air that almost burns your throat if you suck in air too quickly. The weather here is finicky anyway. And of course, the leaves are falling, so there’s the crunch of leaves under your feet if you’ve decided to go for a walk. And nearing Winter the air will get colder, and you’ll be able to see your huffs and puffs of breath through your nose.

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Coffee Book Tag

I found this tag on youtube via jessethereader, and even though I don’t like drinking coffee, I thought that these questions would be interesting to do!

  • Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

For this one, I’m going to say the Mortal Instrument series! While I have read the series, and enjoyed the books the first time round, I found that trying to get into the series again is tougher than I thought it would be. When I tried re-reading City of Bones, I couldn’t even get that far into the book because Jace just pissed me off so freaking much! Agh!

  • Pepperminet Mocha: Name a book that get’s more popular during the seasons.

For this one I’m going to say the same book that Jesse said for this book. My True Love Game to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins and all of the other 12 authors that have stories in this book.

  • Hot Chocolate: What’s your favourite children’s book?

Its been so long since I’ve read read my favourite children’s book. Honestly! I enjoyed quite a few books when I was younger! I think my favourite though, would have to be Greek Myths (Usborne Miniature Editions) by Heather Amery.

  • Double Shot of Expresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The Wrath & the Dawn certainly had me at the edge of my seat from start to finish. The first time I read this book, I literally could not stop reading. The story, the characters, the setting, everything about this book just drew me into the book.

  • Starbucks: Name a book that you see everywhere. 

Lately I’ve been seeing both A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, and I’ve been seeing The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater everywhere! And I’m honestly 100% okay with that. I love ACOMAF, and even though I haven’t read the last two books in the Raven Cycle series, I love the books!

  • That Hipster Coffee Shop: Give a book by an indie author a shout out.

I read this book a few years ago. I was probably, 16, maybe 17 when I read Darkhouse?  Darkhouse by Karina Halle is one of my favourite books. The book itself is a great read. There’s the angsty feel accompanying the story, with characters that are in that New Adult/Adult age, so there’s no main teenager POV! Which was really nice to be honest.

Anyway, Darkhouse is a Mystery, Paranormal Thriller, and when I first read the book, the events following Perry and Dex, scared the shit out of me so badly that I had to sleep with a light on for a week. — This is me telling you to read Darkhouse ASAP!!!

  • Oops, I Accidentally Got Decaf: Name a book that you were expecting a little bit more from. The Archived by Victoria Scwab

The Archived by Victoria Schwab is the book I have for this answer. A lot of people pumped up this book, and when I got around to reading the book, I was majorly let down. The characters, and the happenings of The Archived just…completely fell from my expectations.

  • The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but was ultimately satisfying.

A book series that was both bitter and sweet, but was ultimately satisfying to me is the Fallen series by Lauren Kate. There are moments where I was bothered and bitter, and there were sweet moments that I absolutely loved. The Fallen series was ultimately very satisfying to me! I really enjoyed reading Fallen, and I hope to have some time to reread this series again soon!

That’s all for this Coffee Book Tag! If you want to do this tag, then I tag you!! I’d love to know what you’re answers would be for all of these questions!

Thank you so much for reading!

Adele