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The Joy Of Christmas Book Tag | Blogmas Day 11

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Happy Christmas Eve!
I cannot believe Christmas is tomorrow. Time really does fly!

Today I’m going to do The Joy of Christmas Book Tag!
This tag was created by Samantha at Novels and Nonsense

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas!!!
I am SO ready for some SJM! I have missed her addictive writing so much.


2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing its praises?

Anything Brandon Sanderson.
I will never shut up about how amazing his books are.
The world-building, the character, the plot twists. EVERYTHING is amazing.


3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world-building?

I’m not going to repeat my previous answer (Even though Sanderson is the King of world-building)
So I’ll go with Lightbringer by Brent Weeks.
Incredible magic system and world. I cannot wait to read the final book asap and be back in this amazing world! If you like Sanderson, give Lightbringer a go!


4) A Christmas Carol: Favourite classic or one that you want to read

Jane Eyre & Pride and Prejudice


5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
(The only book I specifically asked for, so I know I’m getting it hehe)


6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling

Recently, Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
FEELS! This was adorable. The romance gave me so many fuzzy feels, I highly recommend this book!


7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favourite book covers?

Here are a few of my favourites from 2019 releases!


8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favourite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favourite Christmas memories?

FOOD!!!

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Have a great Christmas / Happy Holidays!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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The Spotify Book Tag

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Hey guys, I’m back with another tag!
I’m not sure who created this tag but if you know please let me know!

Let’s begin:

1. Hit Rewind: a book you go back to again and again?

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

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My favourite book! This has always stuck with me and I could honestly keep reading it over and over.


2. Romantic Ballads: a book that gives you all those fluttery feels?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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I’ve read this 3 times and it never fails to give me all the fluttery feels.
Such a swoon worth book.


3. Release Radar: a new release book you are excited for?

The Burning White by Brent Weeks

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I am both excited and terrified for the last book in the Lightbringer.


4. Discover Weekly: a book you haven’t read yet but want to discover?

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

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This year I’ve been getting into graphic novels and loving them. Everyone talks about how amazing and cute Heartstopper is so I definitely need to discover this series!


5. Alone Again: your fave book genre to read on your own?

All of them. I don’t really get this question, do people read with others?


6. Alternative: an indie book or author everyone should read!

I don’t read many indie books/authors but I read The Gilded King by Josie Jaffrey and enjoyed it. I really need to continue the series.

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7. Cheesy Hits: a book full of cheese that you just love?

I’m not a big fan of cheesy books. It will make me cringe.
However, The Kiss of Deception  could be considered a tad cheesy but I absolutely loved it. Devoured it so fast.
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8. Summer Hits: a book you re-read every summer?

None. I tend to re-read when I feel like it not specifically in the summer…
I did read Warbreaker two summers in a row before.


9. Power Hour: an empowering feminist book or character you adore?

I’ll go with character(s) – I can’t just say one so here are a few:
Aelin (ToG)
Lia (TRC)
Cinder (TLC)
Siri (Warbreaker)
Ferius Parfax (Spellslinger)


10. All Out 10’s: list ten banging books!

Warbreaker 
The Final Empire
Spellslinger
Kingdom of Ash
The Kiss of Deception
The Flatshare
The Black Prism
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Hold Back the Stars
Vicious


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The Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag!

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Hey guys!
Today, as you can see from the title, I’m going to be doing a tag!
Wanted to do a Halloween-ish tag so here it is!

Thriller or Supernatural

Supernatural! I don’t read thrillers…

Ghosts or Zombies

Ghosts for sure!

Vampire or Werewolves

Werewolves!
(Huge Teen Wolf fan)

Witches or Demons

Demons!

Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

Black cat on the cover for sure! Imagine how massive the 13 chapters would be… No thanks. I like my chapter short and sweet.

Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light, or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

Uhhh.. preferably neither.
But I’ll go with a brightly lit room.

Would you rather face your worst fears, or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

As interesting it would be to see the mind of a killer I would not want to be trapped there. I’ll face my fears and (hopefully) get over them!

Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

Scary movie! (so it’s over quicker, haha)

Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?

During fall. Gives more spooky vibes.
I think reading them in spring/summer would feel so odd.

Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?

In October.
Halloween feels! Plus 10 books in a month would be great!


(for tomorrow!)

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The Netgalley Book Tag!

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I was tagged ages ago by the lovely Susan @Novellives.
And I completely forgot about it and randomly remembered. So here I am, finally doing this tag!

Rules

✿ Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads
✿ Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
✿ Answer the questions the best you can.
✿ If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites/places you get books!
✿ Tag a few people to do this too!


Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

Brandon Sanderson.
It’s going to be amazing no matter what it is.


Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

Cover/author, usually.
I am a sucker for a pretty cover.
If I like an author I’ll pretty much try anything they put out!


Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

Depends on whether I have time. I mostly review any book I enjoyed, I tend to leave the negative reviews for Goodreads but I will post a negative review for popular books on my blog.


Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

Ooo, this is an interesting question.
I’d probably have a Fantasy + a Sci-fi badge to show off my favourite genres.


Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

Starsight by Brandon Sanderson!!
Wish I could have an ARC so bad. It’s going to be amazing, I just know it.


2019 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

I am actually so behind with my ARCs atm. I think the last one I read and reviewed was Kingdom of Souls (Review here).
I have an abundance to get through though!! I need to up my game ha.

I tag: Jemma @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find them

+ Feel free to consider yourself tagged if you’d like to do this tag!


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The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag

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Hey Guys!
I wasn’t tagged to do this but I thought it would be a quick + easy post to do!
I’m having to bulk write and schedule posts as I STILL don’t have wifi in my uni flat. It is the bane of my existence. I have a shitty landlord + useless letting agent so what can I do 😦 😦

Anyways, onto the tag:

Greed – What is the most expensive book you own? Which is the least expensive?

Most expensive currently: A Game of Thrones Illustrated Anniversary Edition
(but I have some books preordered that cost more, so this will soon change)

Cheapest: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – which I got for 20p at a summer fate bookstall.


Gluttony – What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?

ACOTAR series.
I am trash for SJM and will continue to devour anything she puts out. Her stuff is so easy to binge over and over.


Lust – What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?

Humour, sarcasm, passion + strength.
Such a power combo.


Envy – What books would you like to receive as a gift?

Literally any. I’m grateful for all the gifts I receive but books would be amazing!
I have a whole Amazon Wishlist dedicated to books people can buy me!


Pride – What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?

Any classics or anything I’ve read for uni.
I study English Literature, so I’ve read a fair few classics. Plus studying EngLit makes people think I’m an Intellectual Reader™


Sloth – What book or series have you neglected out of sheer laziness?

All of them

The Stormlight Archive, it’s HUGE. I’ve read the first book but only 3 books are currently out and it’s going to be literally 10 books long…
I’m holding off as long as possible but I also really want to read it now -___-


Wrath – What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Leigh Bardugo
I love some of her characters but storywise it’s just not impressive.
The Shadow and Bone trilogy is trash, sorry not sorry. Two of the character in it are great (The Darkling + Nikolai) but are SO under-used! So disappointed in those books. I’m glad I read Six of Crows first. But upon rereading it’s still not amazing and certainly not a favourite. Her writing has definitely improved but overall meh. But I really liked the characters in SoC. I have no idea whether to continue with her books or not.


Feel free to consider yourself tagged if you wish to do this tag!

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The Throne of Glass Book Tag

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Hey guys!
It has been almost a year since Throne of Glass ended, where has the time gone?!
I saw this tag and thought what a fun tag to do around this time!
Have no fear, there will be no spoilers for the series! You can safely read this without being spoiled for any of the series 🙂

LYSANDRA | A book with a cover change you loved

I’m going with a whole series:
Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

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The original covers were okay but LOOK AT THE NEW ONES.
Love them. Shame they aren’t as pretty on the inside.


ABRAXOS | A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks


ERILEA | A series with great world-building

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
(Literally, anything by him is INCREDIBLE world-building. He is undefeated)


RIFTHOLD | A book that combines genres

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
(Sci-fi/Fantasy)


DAMARIS | A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 
By Rick Riordan
+ Basically anything by RR, he’s incredible.

 


KALTAIN ROMPIER | A book with an unexpected twist

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
BOY THAT ENDING.


ASSASSIN’S KEEP | A book with an unreliable narrator

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
(Was not a fan of Kvothe, what an annoying character)


ASTERIN BLACKBEAK | A book that’s got squad goals

SO MANY:
Throne of Glass
Six of Crows
The Raven Cycle

Lightbringer
Mistborn


TERRASEN | A book that feels like home

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson


AELIN ASHRYVER GALATHYNIUS | A book with the power to destroy you

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I cry every time.


MANON BLACKBEAK | A book that intimidated you

Kingdom of Ash – So massive (Over 900 pages) and the last book in the series, which are both scary things! Luckily, it was absolutely amazing.


ROWAN WHITETHORN | A book that makes you swoon

A Court of Mist and Fury
Do I really need to explain? Rhysand + Cassian + Azriel = SWOON.


CHAOL WESTFALL | A book that challenged you to see things differently

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

This book made me so much more self-aware of how the world affects my mental health and my life. It’s such a great book to read, especially if you suffer from anxiety/depression/panic attacks.


FLEETFOOT | A book you received as a gift

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


EYE OF ELENA | A book you found right when you needed it

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
This saved from a huge slump and was my first 5 star read in months back when I read it. I was reading books and not enjoying them, this restored my love of reading!


I tag anyone who wants to do it!
Link me if you do; I’d love to read your answers 🙂


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The Book Blogger Confessions Tag

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1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

The Girl in Red by Christina Henry.
I just couldn’t get into the story – may potentially try again in the future.

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?

I don’t really believe in ‘guilty pleasures’ – why should you feel bad for enjoying something?
I guess I’d go with ACOMAF by Sarah J Maas – a lot of people find her problematic and she doesn’t include diversity which sucks.

3. Which book do you love to hate?

I have a few:
The Name of the Wind
Wuthering Heights
The Night Circus

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. THAT ENDING. Awful.

5. Which book have you read the most?

I’ve read the ACOTAR trilogy 3 times

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

Harry Potter. Vom.

7.  Which book could you not live without?

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

8. Which book made you the angriest?

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – It’s so boring. I don’t understand how anyone could remotely enjoy it.

Also, Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – the plot twist was awful + it had one of the most boring, crappy endings to a series I’ve ever read.

9. Which book made you cry the most?

I don’t cry a lot at books but Kingdom of Ash had me SOBBING.

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

Literally, all the UK Rick Riordan covers. I AM SO MAD. The US covers are gorgeous. The UK are just ugly. Breaks my heart because the books are AMAZING.

 

Not going to tag anyone but if you do it link me! I’d love to read your answers.


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