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The Beauty and the Beast || Book Tag

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I was tagged by two amazing people to do this tag. They were Beth @Reading Every Night and Aria @Snow White Hates Apples. Thank you both once more! ❤ 😀 Be sure to check out their blogs!

Beauty and the Beast was actually my favourite Disney movie growing up. I asked my mom which one I used to watch the most and she said this one – “I had to watch it at least once a week” those were her exact words. So I’m very exited to be doing this tag now! Even though I was actually tagged ages ago, but I’m seriously the worst when it comes to keeping up with book tags and awards. (As you all should probably know by now.)


RULES:

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

“Tale As Old As Time”
A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.

Morally grey characters and antiheroes.

I don’t know if this can count as a theme, but I’m counting it as one anyway. Morally grey characters and antiheroes are my favourite ones to read about! (Which you probably already know, as I keep mentioning this at every opportunity that I have.) There is just something compelling about them and they fascinate me. I would NEVER get bored reading about them.


Belle:
A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.


Beast:
A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.

The Martian was a book that I didn’t know what to expect from. Honestly I didn’t have that high expectations for it, simply because science fiction wasn’t a genre that I read much from. Especially when it came to stories like this, where a character is trapped on another planet. The reason I decided to read this book was because the movie was coming out soon – I just randomly decided to pick it up. This book blew me away! I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, I even managed to finish it in one day.

The Martian


Gaston:
A book everyone loves that you don’t.

Okay, lets be real: There is no such thing as a book that everyone loves! No matter how popular a book is, there is going to be people who love it or hate it. I decided to go with Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell for this one, as it was one of the most hyped books at the time that I read it. Everyone seemed to love it and I kept getting it recommended. I didn’t enjoy it that much, I didn’t outright hate it – it wasn’t that horrible. I just didn’t find it to be as good as people said it was, plus I had some major problems with it as well.

Eleanor and Park


Lefou:
A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.

The only character for this question that came to my mind was Leo Valdez from The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. (I actually had a hard time thinking of an answer for this one.) I honestly didn’t care that much about Jason in this first book, probably because I expected to read about Percy (who is one of my favourite characters EVER) but that didn’t happen. However, I completely adored Leo! He was definitely my favourite character from this book!

Percy Jackson


Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth:
A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.

A book series that helped me through some tough times was the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The first time I read this series was when I was in elementary school (when I was around 13 or 14) during the summer holidays. I didn’t have many friends back then and I mostly spent my time alone at home, I was very lonely. (I just felt like I didn’t belong anywhere, in any friend group.)

Reading all the Harry Potter books during that summer helped me a lot, they made me very happy! Now, whenever I feel sad or down I tend to reread at least one of the books. They just always manage to lift my mood no matter what, and I love getting back into the  magical world of Harry Potter. This is definitely the perfect series for this question.


“Something There”
A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.

For this question I’m cheating a little bit. When I’m not enjoying a series I don’t continue reading it, so finding one that picks up as the books continue wasn’t possible for me. (Plus I tend to dislike the endings to trilogies, so there is that as well.) So instead I decided to go with a series that just keeps getting better with each book.

I adored Eragon, it was such a fun book. I really liked the characters and the world, plus it has dragons – as you may know I simply LOVE dragons!! The second book, Eldest, was even better. I enjoyed seeing all the character development and finding out more about the world was amazing as well. (Though this second book was a lot slower than the first, which I didn’t mind.) I’m currently reading Brisingr and so far I’m loving it – even more than the second one!! This is kind of a cheat answer, as I haven’t read the whole series but I’m still going with it. (Though I’m hopeful that I will love it as well.)


“Be Our Guest”
A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner.

The first two characters that came to my mind were Zahra and Aladdin from The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury, so I’m going with the two of them. They are two of my all time favourite characters and I would love to get to meet them. I have a feeling that having them over for dinner would be a lot of fun as well! I would love to talk to them and hear about their adventures, the stories they grew up with and many more things. The more I think about this, the more I want to meet both of them!

The Forbidden Wish


I tag EVERYONE who loves Beauty and the Beast and wants to do this tag!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥

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So much EXITING anime!! || Anime Wrap Up [#7]


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If you have been following my blog for a while, then you will know that I do these Anime Wrap Ups from time to time. Usually I wait until I finish at least 5 anime before doing one of these. My last one was in February, so it’s been quiet a while – I just haven’t been watching that much anime lately. (I just recently got back to watching it again.)

Anyway, onto the anime that I recently watched!

AnimeKono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2

Episodes: 10

Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy

My rating: 6/10 (Fine)

When Kazuma Satou died, he was given two choices: pass on to heaven or be revived in a fantasy world. After choosing the new world, the goddess Aqua tasked him with defeating the Demon King, and let him choose any weapon to aid him. Unfortunately, Kazuma chose to bring Aqua herself and has regretted the decision ever since then.

Not only is he stuck with a useless deity turned party archpriest, the pair also has to make enough money for living expenses. To add to their problems, their group continued to grow as more problematic adventurers joined their ranks. Their token spellcaster, Megumin, is an explosion magic specialist who can only cast one spell once per day and refuses to learn anything else. There is also their stalwart crusader, Lalatina “Darkness” Dustiness Ford, a helpless masochist who makes Kazuma look pure in comparison.

(Summary taken from MyAnimeList.)

My thoughts:

This anime was a bit of a disappointment for me. I watched the first seasons a few months ago and, even though I didn’t completely love it, I enjoyed it greatly. Don’t get me wrong, the second season was fun and the humour from the first season was there as well. BUT it just felt as if the whole anime had no direction, no clear path as to where it was going with it’s story. I really don’t know how to explain that better. I just didn’t enjoy it as much as the first season. (Though I will definitely watch the next season, when it comes out.)

Would I recommend this anime?

I would definitely recommend the first season of this anime! While it’s not one of my favourite anime a lot of people completely adore it – so I would at least give it a try. It’s one of those anime where the main character gets stuck in a fantasy world, but this one makes fun of that trope in the best way possible – so if you enjoy that kind of anime I would definitely recommend it.


AnimeAo no Exorcist: Kyoto Saga

Episodes: 12

Action | Supernatural | Fantasy

My rating: 8/10 (Very Good)

The ExWire of True Cross Academy are beset with shock and fear in the aftermath of discovering that one of their own classmates, Rin Okumura, is the son of Satan. But for the moment, they have more pressing concerns than that of Rin’s parentage: the left eye of the Impure King, a powerful demon, has been stolen from the academy’s Deep Keep. After an attempt is made to steal the right eye in Kyoto as well, Rin and the other ExWires are sent to investigate the mystery behind the Impure King and the ultimate goal of the thief.

While this mission has them cooperating for the time being, Rin has never felt more distant from his fellow exorcists. In his attempt to reconcile with them, he undergoes specialized training to control his dark power. However, when the right eye is stolen not long after their arrival, the unthinkable threat of a traitor amongst them leaves them in need of all the power they can get.

(Summary taken from MyAnimeList.)

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this season of Ao No Exorcist! I have been reading the manga for a while now, so I was very exited when they announced that there would be a second season of this anime! (I didn’t think they would be making another, as the first season aired in 2011.) I’m beyond happy that they made this arc of the manga into an anime, as it is one of my favourites. We got a lot more development with this seasons, to various characters but also to the world their live in. I loved the character development that Rin got within this arc! He is definitely one of my favourite characters from this anime.

Would I recommend this anime?

Well, to watch this one you would have to watch the first season first. Honestly, I don’t remember how well done it was. I do remember that I enjoyed it a lot, but I watched it years ago so I’m not sure on the specific bits. Still, I would definitely recommend you give it a try! (Or read the manga, which is fantastic!) The ending of the first season was anime original, so don’t get confused by that if you decide to watch it.


AnimeSenyuu. and Senyuu. 2

Episodes: 13 per season

Action | Comedy | Parody

My rating:

7/10 (Good) – first season

8/10 (Very Good) – second season

Once upon a time, the demon lord Rchimedes spread terror throughout the world, until he was eventually sealed away by the legendary hero Creasion. Since then, a thousand years have passed peacefully. However, a mysterious hole has opened up between the demon and human spheres, and countless demons have surged into the human realm once more. Coming to the conclusion that Rchimedes would soon return to wreak havoc, a human king summons the possible descendants of the legendary hero—all 75 of them. Unfortunately, after so long, it was too difficult to pinpoint his true descendants.

Among the lionhearted prospects is the amateur adventurer Alba Frühling. His skills may not be top-notch, but he is accompanied by the talented soldier Ross, who helps the young hero whenever he is in a pinch…or at least, he is supposed to. Though undoubtedly a skilled warrior, Ross is actually both sarcastic and sadistic, and hence revels in Alba’s suffering.

(Summary taken from MyAnimeList.)

My thoughts:

This was such a fun little anime! And by little I mean that each episode was only around 4 minutes long. I had heard many great things about it from people whose opinions I trust, so I decided to watch it. It definitely wan’t a mistake!! This was such a good anime and I ended up enjoying it a lot. The story is very cleverly done and I liked the characters a lot. The second season was even better than the first! (I definitely NEED another season!) I really hope they make more seasons of this anime in the future.

Would I recommend this anime?

Definitely yes!! It’s very short, so it wouldn’t require that much commitment. And it’s a fun story, with great humour and interesting characters. So why in the world wouldn’t you at least check it out?


81473lYoujo Senki

Episodes: 12

Military | Magic

My rating: 8/10 (Very Good)

Tanya Degurechaff is a young soldier infamous for predatorial-like ruthlessness and an uncanny, tactical aptitude, earning her the nickname of the “Devil of the Rhine.” Underneath her innocuous appearance, however, lies the soul of a man who challenged Being X, the self-proclaimed God, to a battle of wits—which resulted in him being reincarnated as a little girl into a world of magical warfare. Hellbent on defiance, Tanya resolves to ascend the ranks of her country’s military as it slowly plunges into world war, with only Being X proving to be the strongest obstacle in recreating the peaceful life she once knew. But her perceptive actions and combat initiative have an unintended side effect: propelling the mighty Empire into becoming one of the most powerful nations in mankind’s history.

(Summary taken from MyAnimeList.)

My thoughts:

Youjo Senki was such a fascinating anime! As soon as I saw the trailers for this anime I knew that I had to watch it. The premise of it sounded very interesting as well. There have been quiet a few reincarnation anime in the past, but this one was unique in many ways and I enjoyed that a lot. Youjo Senki has an interesting art style as well, it took me a bit to get used to it – but I ended up loving it, Tanya’s animations were especially well done. Speaking of Tanya, she was such an interesting characters and I loved learning more about her as the anime progressed. I HOPE that there will be another season of this anime sometime in the future!

Would I recommend this anime?

Yes, I would definitely recommend it. Youjo Senki is a fascinating anime and one that definitely took me by surprise. (Both with its story and how much I enjoyed it.) This anime is quiet dialog heavy and has a lot of talk about military strategies. So if you dislike that, then I really wouldn’t recommend it. Otherwise definitely give it a try!


83528lGintama.

Episodes: 12

Action | Comedy | Historical | Sci-Fi

My rating: 10/10 (Masterpiece)

This is the 5th season of Gintama.

Here is a summary for the 1st season:

The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.

However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.

My thoughts:

I loved this latest season of Gintama! If you have watched this season, or the previous one, you know how serious and tense things have gotten. Each episode kept me at the edge of my seat! So much has happened during this series and it’s fascinating seeing everything come together. We also get to learn more about each characters motivation and their pasts, which was beyond amazing! The humour, as always with this anime, is on point. Gintama is one of my all time favourite anime, I simply adore it. This season is also one of my favourites that have aired so far. (I need to start reading the manga soon.)

Would I recommend this anime?

I would definitely recommend Gintama! Why wouldn’t I, it’s one of my all time favourite anime. Though if you are only starting with anime, I wouldn’t recommend this one. Why? Because it parodies a lot of other anime and makes references that you wouldn’t understand – and I have a feeling that you wouldn’t get the full experience because of that. But if you have watched some anime already, I would HIGHLY recommend this one! (Or rather the first season of this one.)


AnimeSailor Moon Crystal

Episodes: 26

Magic | Romance | Shoujo

My rating: 7/10 (Good)

Though a little clumsy and easily brought to tears, Usagi Tsukino is a typical 14-year-old girl in her second year of junior high. However, all of that changes when an encounter with Luna, a mysterious talking black cat, whose head bears the mark of a crescent moon, results in the animal bestowing a magical brooch upon her. Now Usagi can transform into Sailor Moon, a magical girl in a sailor uniform who protects love and peace!

Usagi is appointed as a guardian of justice and is tasked with the search for the legendary Silver Crystal, a magical artifact that holds immense power, as well as finding the other Sailor Guardians and the lost princess of Luna’s home, the Moon Kingdom. Her mission isn’t without opposition, however; Queen Beryl, ruler of the Dark Kingdom, wants to claim the Silver Crystal and take its power for her own.

Though she still has to worry about her school, family, and love life, it is up to Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Guardians to save the day!

(Summary taken from MyAnimeList.)

My thoughts:

This is a remake of the original Sailor Moon anime. (It aired during 2014 and 2015.) I decided to watch this purely for nostalgia reasons. I talked about the original one with a friend recently and then I remembered that they made this remake and I knew that I had to watch it.

It was a good anime. Nothing too mind blowing or anything like that. Not that I expected it to be, as I was already familiar with the story. It was simply great being back in this world with the characters from my childhood. The animation was really good and it was great seeing the scenes in a “better quality”. The transformations were a bit weird thought, as they were in 3D while the rest of the anime is the usual 2D. I got used to it after a while, but it was definitely weird seeing it the first few times. (Just look up the transformations and you’ll know what I mean.) And I forgot how annoying Usagi was – she frustrated me a lot throughout the anime, so I had to mention it!

Would I recommend this anime?

I would definitely recommend Sailor Moon Crystal. It was a fun anime, that reminded me how much I loved the original one when I was little. If you already love Sailor Moon, then definitely check out this remake version. And if you have never seen Sailor Moon give it a chance! (Though I do think that the original one was better, but that might be the nostalgia talking.)


Have you watched any of these anime? What did you think of them? Do you plan on watching any of them? Do let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥

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The Would You Rather Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely sisters Shanya and Tanya @Twin Bookmarks to do this tag. Thank you both once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blog!


1. Have an unlimited money for Ebooks, or a 5,000 dollar B&N gift-card?

As much as I love physical books, I would have to go with the unlimited money for Ebooks. Why? Simply because it’s unlimited money and I could always buy books without worrying if I’m going to have enough money for other things (like food and other life important things).


2. Meet any deceased poet, or J.K. Rowling?

Without a doubt J. K. Rowling. I really don’t have to think about this one at all. She is one of my all time favourite authors, plus the Harry Potter series had the most influence on me as a reader. (And is the one series that I have reread the most times.) I would simply love to chat with J. K. Rowling and thank her as well.

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3. Write the world’s most famous book, or visit the world of your favourite book for one day?

Probably write the world’s most famous book. Most of my favourite books have terrible worlds and I don’t really want to be in them, even if it’s only for a day. And if I ended up visiting the world of Harry Potter I would just feel depressed because I would miss being in it (which wouldn’t be good at all). Plus I do want to write a book, so there is that as well.


4. Choose ______ or ______ ? (Insert characters from your favourite fictional love triangle.)

Well, my favourite love triangle (or actually the only one that I like) is the one between Will, Tessa and Jem from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. And I would choose Will, which probably isn’t a surprise to anyone who knows me – after all he is the kind of character that I tend to love.

 


5. Experience Hogwarts in a very realistic and accurate virtual reality, or travel around the world for a year, at no cost.

As much as I love Hogwarts, I have to go with traveling the world for a year. Traveling is something that I always want to do, I just love exploring new places. But, as you all probably know, traveling isn’t that cheap and I really don’t have the money to do a lot of it. So getting to travel for a whole year without a cost would be a dream come true!

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I tag:

(As always: If you have already done this tag or simply don’t feel like doing it feel free to ignore me!)


Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥

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July was a month of ups and downs… || July Wrap Up

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July started off really great, then it went downhill and then it looked up again.

The beginning of the month meant that another university semester was over and that I finally had some free time. Finally being able to relax was amazing! This past semester was really busy for me, but also a lot of fun. I also had to write a 10 page paper, which I did do and I’m quiet pleased with how that turned out. In general I’m very happy with the previous semester, which is always great (especially since that isn’t always the case).

In the middle of the month I got sick and I was out for nearly a whole week. That wasn’t pleasant at all, since being sick never is. Then my mental health wasn’t the best and I was struggling with a lot of things. (Not going into any detail about that, as I don’t particularly feel like sharing.) That’s also the reason that I was very late to replying to comments and catching up to other peoples posts during that time. Sorry about that!

The last weekend of the month was simply amazing! I loved every moment of it!! My parents came to visit me and we spent Friday and Saturday together – we went to Schloss Schönbrunn and just spent time together. My best friend came to Vienna as well over that weekend and we spent Saturday and Sunday together – it was BEYOND amazing getting to catch up with her again!

So that was my July. It was both a good and a bad month. Hopefully August will be a better month for me!

Wrap Up

I didn’t actually end up reading that much this month, mostly because I got into a slump and because of everything I mentioned in personal update part of this post. (I just didn’t feel like reading, so I didn’t force myself.) The two books that I actually read I completed at the beginning of the month, since then I haven’t done much (or rather any) reading. Hopefully I will be able to read more in August! Anyway, onto the two books that I read in July!


Cormoran StrikeCareer of Evil by Robert Galbraith

5 out of 5 stars

This was such a fantastic book! It gripped me from page one and I simply couldn’t put it down. I NEEDED to know what was going on and what was going to happen next. This is definitely my favourite book in this series so far! The mystery was so compelling and I had no idea who was responsible for the happenings of this book until the end.

I adore both Cormoran and Robin! They are both amazing in their own way and I loved reading about them. It was also wonderful to learn more about their pasts and what they have been through. I simply love their friendship! (And then there is Matthew, but I disliked him since the first book, so nothing new there.)

I’m BEYOND exited for the next book in this series!


PersephonePersephone by Kaitlin Bevis

3 out of 5 stars

I very much enjoy reading retellings of various mythologies, they are just so much fun and I love seeing each authors interpretation of those myths. Sadly this retelling fell a little flat for me, which I found especially disappointing as I love the story of Hades and Persephone.

If you want more of my thoughts on this book, I have written a  GoodReads Review which you can check out.

I do plan on continuing this series in the future. I’m interested in seeing where the story will go, plus this book was simply fun to read and I’m hoping that the other books in this series will be like that as well.


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How was your June? Did you have a good month?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥

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A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe || ARC Review

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher (through NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

A Mortal SongTitle: A Mortal Song

Author: Megan Crewe

Published: 13. September 2016.

Edition: Another World Press

                Kindle Edition, 382 pages

Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult | Mythology

Summary:

Sora’s life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.

Heir to Mt. Fuji’s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother’s last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents’ true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world’s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.

As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she’s ever known.

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◄ 4 OUT OF 5 STARS ►

THE SETTING:

This story takes place in modern day Japan, but with magical and mythological elements woven into the story. I love reading stories that are set in Japan! I’m very interested in the culture and mythology of that place. So seeing both portrayed within this book was amazing! I loved seeing kami and their interactions with humans and humanity in general. I definitely need to puck up more books that are set in Japan!

THE CHARACTERS:

The characters within this story were very fascinating. I loved that we got to see the difference between the human characters and the kami characters, as the story progressed. It was very interesting seeing how similar they are to each other and yet how different.

The main character of this story and the character whose perspective we follow is Sora. She was such an amazing character and definitely my favourite within this story. She was so strong and brave – I simply loved her for it. She was also very flawed and I enjoyed that about her a lot as well – it made her feel a lot more real. She grew throughout the story and learned from her mistakes. She was simply a delight to read about.

The other characters were interesting as well, but none stood out to me as much as Sora. Though I do have to say that I liked all the characters, each one felt unique in their own way and they grew on me as the story progressed.

THE STORY:

The story and pacing were very well done, in my opinion. There were many twists and turns, some of which I expected (I actually guessed one of the main ones) and some which I didn’t. I very much enjoyed reading the adventure of Sora and seeing her, and her friends, struggles throughout the book.

My biggest problem with this story was the romance. I just felt that it was unnecessary and the story would have been absolutely fine without it. I don’t feel that the romance brought anything to the story, rather it distanced me from the book from time to time. This would have been a lot better were it simply a story about an adventure. The friendships in this story were amazing! I loved seeing how much each character cared about the others, it was simply amazing to read about.

OVERALL:

This book was really fun to read! The characters were amazing, Sora’s development throughout the story impressed me a lot. The romance within this book was simply unnecessary and it was the biggest problem that I had with it. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone!


Have you read A Mortal Song? What did you think of this book?

Thank you very much for reading my review and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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My Blog is 2 YEARS old?! || Celebratory Q&A

2 Year Bloggiversary

Yes, you have read correctly – my little blog is officially 2 years old!!

I seriously can’t believe that it’s been that long since I started blogging. I’m usually not that consistent when it comes to anything, so I’m very surprised that I kept up with my blog for two whole years. Now blogging is something that I can’t imagine my life without.

A few weeks ago I put up a post asking for q&a questions in celebration of my 2nd year Blogiversary. And today I shall be answering all the questions that you asked me!

Thank you sooo much to everyone who submitted questions! ❤

Be sure to check out all their blogs as well.


Q&A Questions and Answers

@Kpop-Khop

  • If your life was a book, overall what genre would it be?

The most obvious answer to this would be contemporary, seeing as those books are set in the real world and all that. Honestly I would like to pick magical realism, as it’s usually set in our world with magical elements woven into it. (I just need some magic in my life okay!?)


Kristin @KristinKravesBooks

  • What character is a book/movie/TV show is most like you!?

The first character that came to my mind was Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She is one of the characters that I most identified with (ignoring the obviously different time we live in). She is headstrong, stubborn, independent and loves reading. And I’m basically all of those as well!

Pride and Prejudice


Lauren @CommaHangover

  • What do you consider your “desert island” book?

LOTRFor me it’s definitely The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. (The whole trilogy in a bind up edition.) They are some of my favourite books and I don’t think I would get bored reading them over and over again. (Depending on how long I have to stay on the island.) Plus, they are rather slow books in the first place so it would take me a while to get through them!!

The other positive is that when (or rather if) I get off the island I will be an expert on The Lord of the Rings and know every detail of it! Not sure how useful that would be, but it would be amazing nonetheless.


Meghan @Meghan’sWhimsicalExplorationsAndReviews

  •  What is a book you would make your enemy read? It could be the worst book you’ve read, or something you think would benefit them, up to you!

Animal Farm

Okay, I don’t think I have any enemies? (Or hopefully I don’t.) But if I did have them, I would make them read Animal Farm by George Orwell.

This is actually one of my favourite books and the one that made me think the most. I think everyone should read it at least once in their life, as the issues addressed in that book can be found in todays society as well. (This book was literary life changing for me.) I would give this to my enemy to read, because I would hope that it would make them think and be more aware of our society and the things they might be doing wrong.


Irena @BooksAndHotTea

  • If you could choose one song as your theme song, which song would it be?

The first song that came to mind was Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. It’s such a random one to come to my mind and I have no idea why I thought of it. But I do love that song and I wouldn’t mind it being my theme song. The second one I thought of was actually Critical Acclaim by Avenged Sevenfold, once again a really random one!


Annie @AnnieLikesWords

  • If you could pick books to turn into a movie and a tv show, which books would you choose and why?

I’m always apprehensive when it comes to adapting a book to a movie or tv show, since there is a good chance that they won’t be good. (We shall ignore that now!) I would love for the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini to be adapted into a tv series. This is kind of a cheat answer since Eragon was adapted into a movie, but it wasn’t that good and they didn’t continue adapting the other books. I would LOVE to see this series as a tv show – I would just love to see the world, the magic, the dragons and everything else! (I’m currently in the middle of the second book and so far I’m loving it!)

  • What makes you start reading a book and what makes you stop?

I’m actually a mood reader, so I don’t have a specific method of choosing my next read. It usually depends on what kind of mood I’m in and what I feel like reading. Do I want to continue reading a series, start a new one, read a standalone. which genre I feel like delving into and so on.

And I don’t usually stop reading books when I start them. If I’m not enjoying a book, or if it’s too boring I will put it down and start another one (as I usually tend to read multiple books at the same time) or I will skim read it. I just don’t like leaving books unfinished once I start them. There are exceptions to that of course, if I completely hate everything about the book (plot, characters, story, world) then I will stop reading it.


Stephanie @TeacherOfYA

  • If you could only read one genre the rest of your life, what would it be?

Without a doubt it would have to be fantasy! Fantasy has always been my favourite genre, ever since I was a child. And seeing how that hasn’t changed in all these years, I’m safe to say that I will always love it and want to read it. Plus fantasy has a variety of sub-genres, so I would have a lot of different options and it wouldn’t be monotonous.


Sophie @BlameChocolate

  • What is your favourite opening line? Can be more than one.

I don’t actually pay that much attention to the opening lines of books, so this one I actually had to think about and look for a while. I have found two that I really like!

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”

—Nail Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • If all your books had to be one color, which one would you choose?

Okay, this is a really hard one! I’m struggling between white and black books. I LOVE both of those colours on books sooo much and picking one is really hard. I guess I would pick black books, only because I have a white bookshelf and the contrast would look amazing! Plus black is my favourite colour, so there is that as well.


@IgnitedMoth

  • Which book have you re-read the most times?

That would definitely be the first four books in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I have seriously lost count on how many times I have actually reread these four books. (I have stopped counting at 10. Yes, I know that it’s ridiculous.) I have reread the whole series many times, but the first four books definitely the most. They are my comfort reads and whenever I feel down I tend to reach for one of these books.


Gretchen @ChickNerdReads

  • What is your all time favourite quote? (can be from a book, movie, song, anything!)

My all time favourite quote comes from Vicious by V. E. Schwab. This is one of my all time favourite books and this quote simply resonated with me. Ever since I fist read it, I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

 

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
― V.E. Schwab, Vicious


Lucy @Lucy’sLiterature

  • If you could be one character for a chapter of a book and change the choices that character made in that chapter, what character, what chapter, and what choices would you change?

Okay, I will keep this spoiler-free so my answer will be very vague.

The book is Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo and the character is Alina. (As for the chapter I really don’t know which one it is and I don’t have the book with me at the moment to check.) I would change her decision on who to be with. I have read this book years ago and I’m still not over the fact that she didn’t pick the person that I wanted her to be with, so I would definitely change that!


Calliope @CalliopeTheBookGoddess

  • If you could choose one side character from a book for an author to make a novella or book about which character would it be?

I would love for Leigh Bardugo to write a book about Nikolai Lantsov. He is one of my favourite characters from The Grisha trilogy and I would love to read a book (or series) about him. I would love to read about his adventure before the happenings of The Grisha trilogy and see how he got his nickname. Honestly though, I would love any kind of book about Nikolai, no matter the time period that the story takes place in.


Jasmine @HowUsefulItIs

  • What book would you read over and over and not get bored?

Harry PotterWell, the obvious answer would be the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Seeing as I have reread this series over and over without getting bored of it.

So far I have reread this series over 10 times (I stopped counting after the tenth reread actually) and I never got bored of it. There is just something magical about this series and it feels like coming home whenever I read it. So why in the world wouldn’t I reread it then? I actually starting my reread of the first book tomorrow, as it’s Harry’s birthday. 😉


Beth @ReadingEveryNight

  • Outside of your favourite genre (which I guess for you would be fantasy right?) what is the best book you’ve read?

Yes, fantasy is definitely my favourite genre! 😉 I have decided to pick a few book from different genres that I consider to be some of my all time favourites.

  • What is the best discovery you’ve made through blogging; can be a book, something book-related, or anything really?

The best discovery that I made through blogging is the community of book lovers. I love sharing my opinions on the books that I read and talking about them with other people is simply amazing. (Especially since I don’t have friend who read in “real life”.) I have made many amazing friends through blogging and I couldn’t be happier about that! The bookish community is simply wonderful and I’m very happy to be apart of it. ❤

  • Do you have any aims for your third year of blogging?

I do have a few new things that I would like to do on my blog. I would love to start writing discussion posts – and yes, I have been blogging for 2 years now and have never made a discussion post. I also have an idea for a new type of post on my blog, but I can’t go much into detail about it now as I haven’t worked everything out yet. (It isn’t really bookish related though.) And the obvious aim is posting regularly and continuing blogging for another year!

  • Is there any advice you can share that you wish someone had told you when you first started blogging?

I wished someone told me how much time blogging actually takes up. I never imagined I would spend hours working on a single post. I never imagine how much time it would take to reply to all comments, catch up to other peoples blog posts, discover new blogs and everything else that blogging entails. So yes, someone informing me about that beforehand would have been amazing!

  • If you won the lottery what’s the first thing you’d do with your winnings?

This one I didn’t even have to think about, I immediately knew the first thing that I would get: I would buy myself an apartment in Vienna, decorate and furnish it. I’m currently living in Vienna in a student dorm, but I would love to live here in the future as well – so having my own apartment would be freaking amazing!

  • What’s your most anticipated yet-to-be-released book at the moment?

@TheOrangutanLibrarian

  • What’s your Hogwarts House? (and wand if you have one off Pottermore 😉 )

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

  • Do you have a favourite Disney movie?

My all time favourite Disney movie is Mulan. (Without a doubt, I have seen that movie soooo many times.) But other Disney movies that I love are: Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules.

  • If you were stranded in any fantasy world- which one would you least like it to be and why?

Honestly most fantasy worlds don’t seem like places I would actually want to be in. I would either be maimed or dead within seconds. The first one that came to my mind, when it comes to fantasy worlds that I would stay clear of, was the world of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. Lets be real, everyone dies there and I seriously don’t want to be apart of it!


Once again a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who submitted their questions! Without you this post wouldn’t have been possible.

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Rapid Fire Book Tag

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I was tagged by the wonderful Beth @Reading Every Night to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

For the first time EVER I won’t be rambling while answering the questions to a tag. Why? Because this is the rapid fire book tag and I shall stick to that name and answer the questions as fast as possible!


1. eBook or Physical Book?

Physical book.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback.

3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

(Both?) In-Store book shopping.

4. Trilogies or Series?

Series.

5. Heroes or Villains?

Villains.

6. A Book You Want Everyone to Read?

Animal Farm by George Orwell.

7. Recommend an Underrated Book?

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury.

8. The Last Book You Finished?

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis.

9. The Last Book You Bought?

American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

A piece of wood.

11. Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes.

12. Top Three Favourite Genres?

Fantasy, Science Fiction and Historical Fiction.

13. Borrow or Buy?

Buy.

14. Characters or Plot?

(Both?) Plot.

15. Long or Short Books?

(Both?) Long books.

16. Long or Short Chapters?

Short chapters.

17. Name the First Three Books You Think of…

Vicious by V. E. Schwab,

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern,

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

18. Books that Make You Laugh or Cry?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower made me cry. Anything by Terry Pratchett makes me laugh. Any Harry Potter book for both categories.

19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds.

20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes.

21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes, though I try not to.

22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Book to TV adaptations.

23. A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?

The Lord of the Rings movies.

24. Series or Standalones?

Series.


I tag:

(As always: If you have already done this tag, or simply don’t want to do it feel free to ignore me!)


Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥

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