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These are my book tags. Book Tags are a set of questions answered by a book, book genre or something to-do with reading.

OMG THIS SONG! Book Tag

Hi everyone!

I have been listening to a lot of music lately, especially a lot of Charlie Puth and Khalid! I have decided to take part in the “OMG THIS SONG” book tag, although I wasn’t tagged (oops!).


MY JAM: A song you must listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it / A book you’ll never get sick of.

The song I must listen to every time it comes on is called “Find Your Love” sung by Drake. This is one of my all time favourite songs, and the rare time it comes on the radio I always make it super loud and listen to the whole thing. It is SO good!

The book I’ll never get sick of is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I may re-read this book soon, which will be the third time I’ve read Divergent. Divergent was one of the first YA books I’ve ever read, and it is a spectacular action book/series.

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THROWBACK: A song that reminds you of the cringiest time of your life / A book that also reminds you of this time (or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now).

The song that reminds me of the cringiest time of my life was “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. 2014 was just weird stage of my life, and whenever I hear “Shake It Off” I am always reminded of it (LOL).

Most of the books I’ve read in the past I feel like I would still enjoy now, “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare. I’ve tried to read the rest of the books in the series, but none of the events/concepts involved in the books appeal to me.

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REPLAY: A recent song you have on repeat right now / A recent favourite book.

A recent song that I have on repeat right now is “How Long” by Charlie Puth (I told you I’ve been listening to Charlie Puth a lot recently!). It is such a cool song, and I have been loving it!

While I haven’t read much of anything this year, I did read a book by one of my twitter friends titled “Baseball Life Advice” by the wonderful Stacey May Fowles. I will be posting a review for the book on my MLB blog very soon! It was a fantastic book, and I recommend it to any Toronto Blue Jays fans.

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GETS ME: This Song is Me / This Book is Me in book form.

I wouldn’t say that I know a song that really represents me.

However, a book that represents me in book form would probably be “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell. While I haven’t completed this book yet, the main character, Cath, represents my true personality. She blogs about her favourite things online, and isn’t very social (HAHA).

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WUT: Weird but I liked it? / A unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason.

The song that I think is kind of weird is “Young, Dumb, and Broke” sung by Khalid. Normally I’m not a big fan of Khalid’s music, but the more I listened to this song (as well as the rest of his recent album), I actually enjoyed it!

A unique book that stuck out to me was “Popular” by Maya Van Wagenen. I don’t think we will ever find a book similar to this one, and I really enjoyed reading it. It expressed Maya’s individually and braveness. I don’t think I’d ever be able to do something similar to what Maya did in this novel!

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CHILL: Favourite chill, relaxing song / A book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day.

My favourite chill song is “Slide” by Calvin Harris. It has such a nice beat and uplifting vibe, and I loved listening to his entire album.

A book I’d curl up with and read on a rainy day is “Anna and the French Kiss” by Stephanie Perkins. I loved this book, but have yet to read any of her other books. You can read my review of the book, here.

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ADDICTING: Guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance / Guilty pleasure, trashy, fast, light read.

One of my favourite guilty pleasure songs is “Beauty and a Beat” sung by Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. While the song doesn’t have much substance, it has a great beat and rhythm. It’s one of my favourite Bieber songs!

“My True Love Gave To Me” written by over 10 YA authors is one of my favourite holiday light read books, and I have read it during every winter break since it was published. You can read my review of the book, here!

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I don’t have any bloggers to tag off the top of my head, but feel free to join in on the tag if you enjoyed my post!

Thanks so much for reading today’s blog post! What has been your favourite song to listen to lately? Let me know in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

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Christmas Song Book Tag!

Hello everyone!

In the spirits of the holidays being right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to participate in the Christmas Song book tag! Although Christmas is still a few weeks away, I wanted to do this post now so that everyone can get excited about the holidays coming up. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas, I to do not, but I still wanted to participate in the fun!


1. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

Dorothy from the Dorothy Must Die series is quite the villain, if I do say so myself! From an amazing back story, to the evil creature she seems to have become, she proves herself to be one of my favourite villains. Although, I have read many books, and I have read about some other great villains previously, too!

2. “All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Although I don’t have a tree, I do hope to buy myself “The Sun is Also a Star” by Nicole Yoon. I just recently read her debut novel “Everything, Everything” (a review shall be going up shortly) and absolutely loved it, so I know I need to get my hands on this one very soon!

3. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

I am currently reading the “Room” by Emma Donaghue for a school project, and I think Ma, Jack’s mom, overcomes some great obstacles and learns how to live with those obstacles.

4. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

I think that Alex, from The Land of Stories, would be on the top of the nice list because she is so nice and caring. On the other hand, I think that Connor from TLOS would be on the top of the naughty list because he is always up to something!

5. “Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a book that melts your heart. I absolutely devoured this book and read it in one sitting on a sick day during winter break. You can read my book review here.

6. “Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

Living in Canada, there are quite a few books who take place out of my country. One of my favourite books is Anna and the French Kiss, and that is based in Europe! You can read my review here.

7. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

You can read all about my favourite winter reads here!

8. “Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

The fictional character I would love to spend the holidays with is Froggy from The Land of Stories. He is such an old and wise soul, and I feel like holidays with him would be so fun!

9. “Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

The book I would DEFINITELY sacrifice is Kissing in America. I received a copy of this book from a publishing house, and I didn’t enjoy it.

10. “Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

I was actually just talking about this with a few friends in my english class this morning! A book that I think everyone should read is “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini. It has such a memorable message, and I love it so much!


That is my version of the Christmas Song book tag! I tag anyone who wants to join in on the fun!

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Good Night Book Owls!

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag!

Hi  everyone!

I’ve seen this TAG around the blogosphere for a while, and not just in the bookish area  of it! Thanks to Sarah @ ShesJustFangirling for tagging me in this awesome tag! Let’s get started!

How long have you been a blogger?

I have been blogging for more than 2 years now! I started my blog in December 2013, and am currently in my 3 year of blogging! It has been so much fun, and I don’t know what I’d  do without having created my blog! There are so many amazing people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had. I couldn’t be more thankful!

At what point do you think you will stop?

At this point, I don’t think I’ll ever stop! I’ve had so many amazing memories from it, and I’d never want it to end! I’ve taken several breaks, but I really enjoy it so I don’t see a point of stopping!

What is the best thing?

Besides all of the amazing book, I love all of the events I’ve been able to attend! Among them being, HCC Frenzy Presents, Raincoast Teen Preview and the TIBF!

What is the worst thing?

There isn’t really anything bad about book blogging, but whenever I’m on a reading slump it’s  really hard to right bookish related content/reviews. This normally ends up myself having to take a little break which is kind of depressing…!

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

I’ve always loved book blogs that make there own graphics for each post, such as Falling Down the Book Hole. I haven’t figured out a  good way to do that yet, so I mainly just stick to book covers which are really easy to find.

Who’s your book crush?

I’d have to say Ettienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss.

Which author would you like to have on your blog?

Honestly, anybody who wants to come on my blog is welcome to email me!

What do you wear when you write your blog?

Whatever I want mainly. I’m currently writing this at school after I’ve finished all of my work. Normally I’ll be in my pajamas or comfy clothes.

How long does it take you to prepare?

I don’t really know if you’d say prepare, but I like to schedule my blog posts weekly (I’m scheduling this one of Wednesday, to go up the day you see this). It’s way easier to do that because then I know I’m free to do stuff during the week.

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

Besides the MLB Toronto BlueJays community, it’s one of the best out there!

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?

I have an entire “Creating a Book Blog” series, which you can find here. I’d recommend scheduling a ton of posts through out the month, and make sure you have social media linked to your blog. Also, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CONTACT ME page, and here’s why.

Who do you tag?

I TAG these amazing blogs…  (my favourite girls who start with A – not actually I just love all of there blogs and it’s a coincidence).

Aneta

Alina

Ashley  

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Good Night Book Owls!

 

 

February Flurries: Epic Reads Book Tag!

Hey guys!

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my answers to the Epic Reads Book Tag! This tag was created by the awesome girls over at the Epic Reads YouTube Channel!

Margot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdes8O-bHI0
Aubry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSuF8Xouzoc

Let’s get started!

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who you invite and what you would you serve them?

I would invite John Green and Augustus Waters to tea. I think that both of those men have such a poetic talent, and are all strong male characters in our society (both real and fake). Augustus provides hope, while John Green is such a poetic/talented men. And let’s not forget, John Green writes stories about cute guys providing hope! Click the link to find my The Fault in Our Stars by John Green book review: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/the-fault-in-our-stars-by-john-green-book-review/.

2. What Book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?

I really am not a huge fan of prequels, but I can understand them only when they are needed. I really want a prequel to Anna and The French Kiss, relating to Ellie and St. Clair, and how they first met! I thought that would be really interesting, since I just finished that book YESTERDAY! Review to come!

3. Name two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple. 

Hmmm… Maybe, St. Clair from Anna and The French Kiss, and Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars. I feel like there relationship would be very humorous. Also, St. Clair would make Hazel feel better in times of sadness of grief.

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and could say only one sentence to them who is it and what would it be?

We all know that is Chris Colfer.

I would probably ask him for his email, so we could correspond all night long. Or, I would probably ask him what the title for “The Land of Stories 4” is going to be.

5. What book made you a reader and why?

I can’t really answer this. Like I’ve said in most posts, I have been a big reader since I was a baby, and would always insist on a story read before bed. A book that got me into reading YA was probably Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys, which was my first YA book, or Divergent by Veronica Roth, because that was how I discovered Book Blogs/Booktube. Click the link to see my Divergent Movie Review: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/divergent-movie-review/!

6.  Incendio! Your bookshelf just caught on fire. What one you book would you save?

ALL of “The Land of Stories” books by Chris Colfer, because each of them have a funny story behind them, which I may do a post on!

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?

UMMM… If I had a choice, most likely none. If I had to choose, probably the Divergent World, because I feel like I would be Divergent, which means an alien (GET IT DAD!). I was thinking of The Hunger Games Trilogy, but who’s kidding who, I wouldn’t survive 1 minute of the games, let alone 5 minutes!

8. What is your most epic read of all time?

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer.

That was it for the questions!

Here’s who I TAG:

Cristian: https://thebookishgod.wordpress.com/

Nathalia: https://anoutsiderreview.wordpress.com/

S B Mazing: https://authorsbmazing.wordpress.com/

Want to be TAGGED in my next post? Find out how, here: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/book-tags/how-do-i-choose-who-i-tag/

Good Night Book Lions!

The Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hi everyone!

Today, I thought I would do a TAG, as I know most of you enjoy when I do them. If you want to check out my previous TAGS, you can check the “Book Tags” page on the bar above this post! Like every other TAG, I was not tagged by anyone, but I thought this would be fun to do!

Watch the original creator answer the questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfhSV-L3eo!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I decide what book I’m going to read by my mood and/or the season!

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It really depends. If it’s a popular book like, Divergent, The Hunger Games, etc. then I would probably finish it because I assume that all of the hype is for something. If it’s just a random book that know one has heard of, then I’d probably drop it.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I’d probably try to finish it!

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

This hasn’t really happened to me with covers, but it has with paperback and hardcover! Most of the time, I’ll put them on separate shelves. I’m not one of those people who will buy additional copies of the same book just for the covers. I think that is pretty stupid.

5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Most of the time, my bookish/bloggy friends. To be honest, I really don’t care (turns on Demi Lovato’s song and has a dance party)! Sometimes, I question whether everyone is just following the “hype train” and likes the book just because everyone else does. And, that I’m the only one who actually has their own opinion!

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

Go to the bathroom. Although, I usually don’t cry over books!

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book?

Normally, I don’t forget, but in the special case that I do I will go on Wikipedia and read the whole plot. I’m not a huge fan of re-reading books that I’ve forgotten, especially because if I’ve forgotten it, it mostly means that I don’t like it.

8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

If they’re not at my house, I’ll say somebody borrowed it and is currently in list far place here. If they are at my house, I will just say that I am about to give it to somebody else.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I have a lot of books that are on my most anticipated reads of this year (read all about them here: https://readingreadingalldaylong.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/most-anticipated-books-of-2015/), for mostly each month, so I will try to wait until the one for that month comes out. Another way is to just find something that I will keep reading!

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

All of them…

11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Since I can not wait to read them, I will try to get through them as quickly as I can!

That was The Reader Problems TAG!

I TAG my 3 most recent followers:

Lynn: https://lynnsbooks.wordpress.com/

Sara: http://saracroethle.com/

Rosie: https://readingwithrosie96.wordpress.com/

Good Night Book Lions!

Emoji Book Tag!

Hey guys!

Welcome to my Emoji Book Tag!

The emoji book tag is when you take your top 5 recently most emojis and relate them to books you’ve read. I was tagged by Dalal from http://dalalreads.wordpress.com/ !
Let’s get started!

*As you will be able to see I was very lazy when writing this post. That is because I had a full detailed post that I typed up, and then I pressed the delete button, thinking it was enter so I could post it. I am so angry right now but I needed to get something up today! So in the future I might edit it and put in a detailed response. Sorry.

Favorite Book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Emoji #2

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Emoji #3

The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer

Emoji #4

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Emoji #5

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Remember to follow Dalal’s Blog!

That’s it for tonight!

Good Night Book Lions!

The Book Tower Challenge!

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Hey guys! I just did the Book Tower Challenge and it was so fun! This challenge was created by JoelBooks!

To play you set a timer to 1 minute and 30 seconds to find all the books on the list below. Then you set it again to 1 minute and 30 seconds to put the books in alphabetical order! Lastly count all the books you put in order and that is your final score!

The books I got are in the picture above! I scored 14/20!

Questions:
1. First Book in a Series
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Second Book in a Different Series
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
3. A book with blue on the cover
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
4. A book with 7 letters on it
Scarlet by Marrissa Meyer
5. A book you’ve never read
The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak
6. A book with the sky on it
These Broken Stars by Amy Kaufman and Meghan Spooner
7. A book with the same first letter as your first name
Skipped by accident
8. A Classic
The Hobbit by Tolken
9. Non-Fiction Book
Show me a story
10. 4 or more Colors on spine
Almanac 2011 by National Geographic Kids
11. #1 New York Times Best Seller
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
12. The smallest (length times width as well as pages) book on your shelf
Whatever After series (anyone)
13. The last book you bought
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
14. Cover with a face on it
The Clique by Lisi Harrison
15. A spin off
Skipped
16. Book published 10 years ago
Skipped
17. Sequel coming out next year
Skipped
18. The authors first letter of there first name is the same letter as there last name (i.e. Marrissa Meyer)
Skipped
19. A book with an epilogue
Skipped
20. A book title made up with a fake word
Skipped

That’s it!
Good Night Book Lions!

I Love Spring Book Tag!

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Hey everyone and happy spring!

Today I’m going to be doing the “I LOVE SPRING” book tag! I wanted to make sure I do this before it gets outdated.

This book tag was created by Helene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shp2M… and Amanda:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0hjc… . ENJOY!

1. How is spring where you are?

I live in Toronto, Canada so, spring can either be quite warm or quite cool. This spring in particular it has warmed up quite a bit!!

2. What is your most anticipated book this spring?

My most anticipated book this spring is going to be “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Morgan Matson. This book is about 2 bestfriends and there relationship together. One of them dissapears and is left with her best friends bucketlist; which may or may not help find her.

3. Show us a book cover that makes us think of spring.

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4. Where are you going to read this spring?

Simple; my bed.

5. Find a book cover with the sun on it.

The Hidden Sun Front Cover 3rd Edition

This book is a high fantasy book.

6. Favorite Spring reads?

I love to read more contemporary books such as Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han books.

7. Find a book with many colors on it.

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Thats it for this tag! Hope you guys enjoy!

Also, I will be uploading every other day so look out for a ton of more posts!

Good Night Book Worms!

The Book Cake Tag

Hey guys!
I recently stumbled upon, my favourite BookTuber Ariel Bissetts’, new video! It is called “The Book Cake Tag!”.
I decided that I would do it blog style! Lets get started!

This TAG is based upon ingredients you need to bake a perfect cake!

1. Flour
A book that was slow to start off but picked up as it went along.
I believe that book for me is “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. I have not yet finished reading this book as the beginning is a bit slow but as I kept reading it got quicker! I hope to finish this sometime soon!

2. Butter
A book that has a really “rich” and great plot.
A believe this book for me is “Dorothy Must Die” by Danielle Paige. I am currently reading this book and am loving it! The plot and main focus is amazing! It is a brand new book that came out April 1(2014)! Definitely pick this book up if you haven’t all ready!

3. Eggs
A book that you thought was going to be bad, but turned out quite enjoyable.
I believe that book is “City of Bones: Book One in the Mortal Instruments Series” by Cassandra Clare. This book is definitely not one of my favourites but the ending was my favourite part! The plot twists were excellent and very enjoyable!

4. Sugar
A sugary/sweet book.
This book is definitely hard for me to think about as I don’t read much romance. I believe that in the future this book will be “Whatever Happened To Goodbye?” by Sarah Dessen. I have not yet read this book but I own it and it sounds very intriguing.

5. Icing
A book that covered every single element that you enjoy of a book.
This book is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I read this book series in November and loved the action!

6. Sprinkles
A book series that you turn turn when you’re feeling down.
This book for me is definitely “The Land Of Stories” by Chris Colfer. As you may know, this is my favourite book of all time. I absolutely love Fairytales and am a Disney Geek by heart. This book was spectacular and I recommend it to all!

7. Cherry on Top
Your favourite book this year so far.
So far my favourite book this year has been “Scarlet” by Marrissa Meyers. This is the second book in “The Lunar Chronicles” book series. Of course I loved the first book “Cinder” but I loved “Scarlet” even more! It was way more action packed and more contemporary!

That’s it for tonight!
Good Night Book Worms!

TOP 13 BOOKS OF 2013!

OMG! I can’t believe that tomorrow is already New Years Eve! I hope you all had an amazing 2013 and will have an even better 2014! Just to tell you, I will not be posting daily reading responses yet.

Top 13 Books of 2013

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
  3. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septeys
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzzane Colins
  6. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  7. The Lying Game by Sara Sheppard
  8. In The Woods by Robin Stevenson
  9. Goosebumps (#1-30) by R.L.Stein
  10. The Diary of Anne Frank
  11. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  12. Enclave by Ann Aguirre
  13. Angel Girl by Laurie Friedman