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The Dim Sum Book Tag

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I was tagged by two amazing bloggers to do this tag! They were Reg @She Latitude and Fadwa @Word Wonders. Thank you both sooo much once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blogs!

This tag was originally created by Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @Reading With Jenna. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.

Here are some rules to devour this tag

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions.
  • Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun.
  • Food coma.

Tea: A book that started off hot but quickly turned cold.

I was really enjoying Truthwitch by Susan Dennard in the beginning. I was intrigued by the characters and I wanted to know more about the magic and the world of this book. Sadly this book really lacked world-building, which is one of my personal favourite elements when it comes to fantasy books. And I didn’t particularly come to like the characters either. This was a rather disappointing book for me.

Truthwitch


Chiu Chow Dumpling: A book that features elements of land and sea.

Well, the first thing that popped into my mind was mermaid books, but seeing how I haven’t read any (or don’t remember reading any) that wouldn’t work out. Then I was  seriously struggling to come up with an answer UNTIL I saw Six of Crows on my shelf and remembered that part of it takes place on a boat and the other on land. Well, I found the perfect answer for this question!

Grisha


Rice Noodle Roll: A favourite multilayered character you’ve read (i.e. traits? skills? morally ambiguous?).

One of my all time favourite morally ambiguous characters is Victor Vale from Vicious. He is such a complex character and I loved reading about him. (I’m still hoping that there will be more books in this world!) I should also mention Eli, from the same book, as he is also a morally grey character. Though, personally, I liked Victor A LOT more!

Vicious


Shrimp Dumpling: A book with a transparent blurb that gives the story away.

I honestly can’t think of any book for this category. I tend to forget summaries immediately after reading them. (My brain apparently doesn’t comprehend them, or something.) So I really have no idea what blurbs gave away the story, though I’m sure that there are many out there.


Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: A book that is fluffy on the outside but packs a punch of flavour (e.g. message? depth? controversy?).

The first book that came to my mind was My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. From the cover and synopsis I expected a light contemporary read, but it was much more than that. There was a lot more depth to this book and it had important messages as well. This is a book I would recommend everyone to read, especially if you enjoy contemporary.

My Life Next Door


Chicken Feet: A book with divided opinions.

I think it’s quiet obvious why I picked Throne of Glass, or rather the whole series, by Sarah J. Maas. I have read this first book over three years ago and I honestly don’t remember much of it. I did give it 4 stars at that time, but I’m not sure that’s accurate (as I read it at the time I discovered the online book community and was swayed by the hype).

Sarah J Maas


Lotus-Wrapped Sticky Rice: A book you’ve received/given that was nicely packaged.

Both illustrated editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets were Christmas gifts, so they were gifts and also very nicely packaged. (Sadly I don’t have pictures, because I’m impatient and opened them immediately.)


Egg Custard Tart: A book that uses simple ingredients and clichés but executes it perfectly.

Okay, I give up. I DON’T KNOW!! I seriously can’t think of any book that fits this category. I have basically been thinking about this question for days, but I just can’t think of any book that corresponds to this question. So, I’m sorry but I give up!


Mango Pudding with Evaporated Milk: Any book recommendation + beverage/snack that’s a winning combination.

Personally I love drinking warm beverages whenever I’m reading a fantasy book. I don’t know what it is, it just makes me relaxed and I enjoy reading even more that way. My preference of hot beverage is tea, especially black tea. (Before I would say coffee, but I have stopped drinking it.) So my recommendation would be A Game of Thrones and a cup of black tea.


Fried Sesame Balls: A book cover with embossed text/design you just love to run your fingers over.

I love how Percy Jackson’s Greek God by Rick Riordan and illustrated by John Rocco feels! I…don’t really have much to add to that. I have no idea how to describe why exactly I love it, so I shall leave it at this. Just trust me, this book feels amazing! 😄

Percy Jackson


Dim Sum Steam Cart: The type of carrying bag you use to bring books around.

Um…I don’t really have one? I carry a book with me in whatever bag I’m carrying that day. Sometimes I have a backpack with me, when I have a lot of stuff to cary. Sometimes only a purse. It really depends on how much stuff I need to bring with me (and how long I’m staying out). Though if I don’t have enough space for a book I bring my Kindle with me. Sooo, I always have something to read wherever I go!


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

-Anna♥

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The Cookie Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Kat @Life And Other Disasters to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

I adore cookies! So I’m VERY exited to be doing this tag. Though it does also make me crave cookies, which isn’t the best as I’m not sure I can get my hands on any right now. I NEED ALL THE COOKIES! (Hopefully there are some left in my house!) Anyway…let’s get into the tag. 🙂

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The Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag 1-3 people.

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A Classic Book That You Love or Really Enjoyed (interpret classic how you want, it can be a classic written 100 years ago or 20 years ago):

I enjoy Gothic classics the most. They are always very atmospheric and manage to suck me right in! Out of the ones that I have read so far, my favourites are Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula and Frankenstein. They all are amazing books and definitely some of my all time favourite classics.


Thin Mints

A Fandom That You Really Want to ‘Join’ AND/OR a Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read (your source(s) of a book being hyped can be from anywhere):

There are quiet a few hyped books that I want to read. But the ones that I have heard the most about, and the ones that seem like I’ll enjoy the most, are these four:


Shortbread

An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of:

Is anyone surprised that I can’t get enough of Victoria Schwab’s books? I thin not. After all I have been mentioning her and my love for her books quiet a lot lately! So far I have read these four books by her and I simply ADORED all of them, they were fantastic. I can’t wait to read the other two books from The Shades of Magic series and I really want to read This Savage Song as well. (Plus everything else she will write in the future.)


Samoas/ Caramel DeLites

An Emotional Rollercoaster (this cookie was hard…so any book that made you feel more than one emotion, strongly. The choice of emotions is up to you):

The first book that came to my mind was Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. This book was definitely a rollercoaster of emotions. From excitement, happiness to despair and sadness. I have definitely felt all of those while reading this book. I think World War II stories hit me the hardest for one reason or another (even alternate reality ones, like this one). I always feel many emotions while reading them, another example is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Wolf by Wolf


Oreos

A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than The Story OR Vice Versa, Where The Story Was Better Than Its Cover:

These are all books that I thought had a beautiful cover, but the story didn’t live up to it.


Tagalongs/ Peanut Butter Patties

A Book That Wasn’t What You Expected (good, bad, or just different, interpret how you wish):

The book, or rather graphic novel, that immediately came to my mind is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I was thinking that this was going to be a cute, light and fluffy story. Probably because the art decieved me. (Or I hadn’t read anything about it.) It really surprised me with the direction it took in the best way possible!

Nimona


Snickerdoodles

A Book You May Never Stop Rereading/Loving:

I’ll never stop loving and rereading the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I think this is quiet an obvious answer, seeing as I have loved these books for nearly 10 years and reread them many times throughout the years. I’m sure I’ll continue loving them and rereading in the future as well. (Also, no particular reason for putting only the pictures of the first four books – just thought it looked better that way.)


Bonus

Choose a cookie I didn’t list and make up a question!

I’m stealing Kat‘s idea/question for this one. (Sorry, my brain can’t think of anything currently.) So all the credit goes to her! 😀

Jammie Dodgers

A book that was recommended to you, which you ended up loving!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day filled with cookies (and other sweets)!

-Anna♥

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The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag!

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I was tagged by the lovely Maria @Big City Bookworm to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!


The rules are:

  • Choose 5 books.
  • Randomly set your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page and record the first two names you come across.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below, in the order you saw them.

Harry Potter

THE FIRST PERSON TO DIE IN THE APOCALYPSE:

Hermione Granger

Well, we are all screwed then! After all Hermione is one of the smartest and most resourceful characters out there. Guess we are all doomed!

THE PERSON YOU TACKLE TO ESCAPE THE ZOMBIES:

Bellatrix Lestrange

Honestly I would tackle her any day. For obvious reasons, I don’t think I need to explain that. Plus I was relieved when I saw which question she was paired up with!


Shadowhunters

THE FIRST PERSON TO BE TURNED INTO A ZOMBIE:

Simon Lewis

I can see this actually happening. (Can’t say why exactly.) Poor Simon, we shall miss you. After all he is one of my favourite characters from that series.

THE PERSON THAT TACKLES ME TO ESCAPE THE ZOMBIES:

Luke Garroway

Excuse me! Luke, how dare you? Though I do understand, survival of the fittest or something like that. Still, doesn’t mean I’m pleased about this!


Grisha

THE TEAM’S IDIOT:

Nina

If she is the idiot of the team the others must be geniuses. I’m really happy to have her on the team non the less, Nina is simply amazing!

THE BRAINS OF THE TEAM:

Brum

As much as I dislike him as a character I have to say that Brum is smart and could probably help the team a lot. Still, I can’t say that I’m happy that he’s here.


Shatter Me

THE TEAM’S MEDIC:

Juliette

I don’t really know how good of a medic she would be, as she can’t touch anyone. But we shall hope for the best! (I have only read the first book so far, so I have no idea how she is in the later books.)

THE WEAPON’S EXPERT:

Warner

Well, he fits this category very well. I have a feeling that he is quiet good with weapons and I’m beyond happy that he is on my team. (He is my favourite character from that series after all.)


Percy Jackson

THE TEAM’S BRAWLER:

Jason Grace

He is the son of Jupiter and he can fight. So I’m sure he would be great as the team’s brawler. (If he doesn’t get knocked out that is.)

THE TEAM’S LEADER:

Percy Jackson

Okay. I think this is the most perfect pick of this whole tag. Percy is a great leader. I have a lot more confidence in surviving, now that he is on the team!


I tag:

Louise @GenieReads

Stephanie @TeacherOfYA

Kate @ReadingThroughInfinity

Donna @Chocolate’N’Waffles

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


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

-Anna♥

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Inside & Out | Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Ashley @FictionalLiving to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Definitely be sure to check out her blog!


1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough?

That depends from book to book. I usually like summaries that are vague or have some quotes from the book, so that I can get a feeling of the story itself. Sometimes I find that summaries can give away too much (and actually spoil the book) and I do enjoy going into a book not knowing much about it.

On the other hand I do enjoy getting enough information about a book to see if it’s something that would interest me. Like the genre, or comparison to another book, or something along those lines…Basically I have no idea what I want from life, or book summaries in this case.

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2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

If it’s a book from a favourite author I would want a hardcover. Otherwise I would prefer a paperback. They are just easier to read and don’t take that much space on my bookshelf. And seeing that I only have one bookshelf at the moment and not much place on it anymore, it certainly would help to get paperbacks.


3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

My books stay clean! I don’t like writing in them, nor marking them in any way. I just prefer them to look perfect. (Which is also one of the reasons I don’t lend out books to anyone.) I don’t even like breaking the spines, let alone scribbling in them.

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4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Absolutely not. I read a book because the story interests me, or I have heard amazing things about that specific book. I don’t care about the gender of the author, nor do I look it up when I’m deciding which books to get. (I look it up only when I’m reviewing the book, as that’s an information that I need from time to time.)


5.  Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there?

Yes, when I was younger. With that I mean when I was 12 or 13. I was really impatient when it came to certain things and just couldn’t help myself. The only time I read ahead now, is if my anxiety is bothering me – which isn’t that often at all. (Maybe once every 10 books or something like that.) Plus if that’s the case I only read a few pages ahead, I NEVER go to the last page!

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6.  Organised bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves?

Organised bookshelves all the way! Actually everything has to be organised for me. I just love when everything is in perfect order (my perfect order that is), I can function a lot better that way. I don’t like the chaos, it tends to distract me from everything else. So having my bookshelf organised is only natural for me. (I don’t follow one specific system, but it is organised in a way that I like a lot.)

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7.  Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Not really? I usually research what a book is about and I look at a few reviews, before actually buying the book. BUT the cover can influence me when I’m unsure about a certain book, if it has a beautiful cover I’m more likely to pick it up.


8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I usually read inside. But if the weather is nice I don’t mind relaxing and reading outside. I can literary read everywhere, even when I’m in the train or buss. I actually take a book with me wherever I go.

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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 a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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The Jungle 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, Beth is one of the nicest people that I have had the pleasure to chat with and her blog is amazing as well! There is no reason not to check out her blog, right? 😉

I love Disney movies! I have loved them since I was a child, they were a huge part of my childhood. So I’m always very exited to see a book tag that is inspired by a Disney movie. The Jungle Book is not one of my personal favourites, but I still enjoyed it non the less. (I think I just didn’t care as much about the story as I did with the other ones.) Anyway, enough of that, let’s get into the actual tag!


The Bare Necessities:

A book that makes you forget about your worries and your strife

The first book that came to my mind is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s one of my all time favourites and definitely one that I find comforting. I just adore the story and the characters. The world that Diana Wynne Jones has created within this book is simply magical and always manages to makes me forget the real world, that means all my worries as well.

Howl's Moving Castle


I Wanna Be Like You:

A character that you want to be like

I would love to be more like Jane Eyre. She is one of the strongest female characters that I have read about. I love how independent and true to herself she is. She is smart and knows what she wants. I related to her a lot while reading Jane Eyre, but she was also very different from me. (Not completely, but she had many characteristics that I wished I had as well.) Jane is definitely one of my all time favourite characters and I would love to be more like her.

Jane Eyre


That’s What Friends Are For:

Fictional friends that you wish were part of your own friend group

I just can’t choose anyone else than the six characters from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I ADORE all of them and I would love to have them as friends, I imagine we would have a lot of fun together.

Grisha


My Own Home:

A book that no matter what, always feels like home

I don’t think anyone is surprised that I picked Harry Potter for this question. There isn’t another book that I feel as much at home as with this series. And I’m sure that I don’t have to elaborate either, as many people feel the same way.


Trust In Me:

A character you would trust with your life

I would have to go with Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. Percy always takes care of his friends and the people he cares about. So I would, without a doubt, trust him with my life as well.

Percy Jackson


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

-Anna♥

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Kiss me, I’m Irish || Book Tag

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🍀 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 🍀

I was tagged by Nick @The Paper Dragon to do this tag. Well, he actually tagged me last year…but this tag fits only one day so that’s why I’m writing it now. (Or at least that’s my excuse for being this late.) Thank you once more!


Green: A book with a green cover.


Blarney: A book that deceived you into either liking it or was overhyped and you ended up disliking it.

I’m going with “a book that deceived me into liking it“. That for sure has to be Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Why exactly do I think that?

  • I read it around 4 years ago. It was at the time I discovered booktube (and got obsessed with watching it and buying new books). It was VERY hyped by everyone back there, people just seemed to love it. I remember enjoying it as well and I believe I have it 4 stars at that time.
  • BUT now I’m unsure whether I like it or not. (Mostly leaning towards not.) I have read quiet a few reviews of this book that point to things that I HATE to read about and hate in general. (Not even going into the problematic things of the later books.) Plus I was desperate for books about assassin’s at that time, so I have a feeling that influenced it as well because I just needed a series about them.

That’s why I believe this book deceived me into liking it, or the hype did or something. I do plan on rereading it in the future, to see what I will think of it and I do want to know if I’m going to continue reading this series.

Sarah J Maas


Brogue (dialect): A book where one of the characters has an accent.

Okay. The character that immediately came to my mind is Rubeus Hagrid from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (though I’m sure there are more characters in that series that have accents, I think?). That might be because I listened to a part of the audio book of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I honestly tried to think of any other character that has an accent and I’m coming up blank. I seriously have no idea! Do you know any characters that have an accent? I don’t really pay attention to that, as evident by this.

Harry Potter


Leprechaun: A book you enjoyed when you were a little person.

I definitely have to go with The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis for this question, without a doubt. This series is the one that got me into reading, the one my mom used to read me as a child and the first proper series that I read on my own. Really, I couldn’t have picked another book for this answer.

Narnia


Pot of Gold: A book that cost you a lot or is of great value to you.

I’m going with both. (Because I managed to think of books that fit both categories. Yaaaay for me!) The illustrated editions of the Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods are rather expensive books. And I think the most pricey ones that I have ever bought myself (not counting box sets). But they are also sooo beautiful! Anyway, they have great value to me as well, Harry Potter and Percy Jackson being some of my all time favourite series.


Four-leaf clover or shamrock: four leaves = more than one book. Pick your current or old favorite series.

Well, I definitely have to go with Harry Potter for this one, not that it’s a surprise to anyone. It’s, after all, my all time favourite series. I have just realised that this tag has many Harry Potter answers, sorry about that. I usually limit myself to one question pro tag, but this time it can’t be helped.

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Magic: A book that you found magical or a book where you enjoyed a magic element that was found in the storyline.

I loved the magic elements in A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. Or rather I loved everything about this book, you can check out my review of it here. I especially adored the world and magic that Victoria Schwab has created in this book and I can’t wait to continue reading this trilogy! (Hopefully that will happen soon.)

Victoria Schwab


Kiss: Your current favorite book pairing or your all time favorite book pairing.

My all time favourite book pairing has to be Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I have definitely mentioned this before on my blog. I just love the two of them and their relationship and I do hope to reread Pride and Prejudice some time soon. (Which might also have to do with the fact that I finally ordered myself a physical copy of that book!)

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Luck: A book on your shelf that you will luckily get to…someday.

I’m going with the A Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy for this one, as I would love to get them as a box set – so that’s why I’m counting it as one book/purchase. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this trilogy and Laini Taylor’s writing. I have had my eyes on her books for quiet some time now and I do hope that I’ll be able to get them some time soon. (Though probably not, as I’m still on a book buying ban.)


Jig: A book that if you don’t currently own but if could get a hold of it- it would make you dance with joy. (Can be a book that isn’t released yet or a book you would really like to own.)

I would seriously dance with joy if I could get my hands on A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi! This is my most anticipated book of this year (well, one of them that is) and I seriously can’t wait to read it! I have already pre-ordered it and it does come out this month, but I’m still VERY impatient to get my hands on it! I am seriously exited about this book!

A Crown of Wishes


Rainbow: That’s you! Tag your favorite friends to do this tag.

Well, I’m not tagging anyone this time around. As this tag specifically works for today and I don’t know who would have the time to do it (and I don’t really feel like tagging anyone). Though, if you want to do this tag CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! 😀


Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful St. Petrick’s Day!

-Anna♥

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Ruler Of Books Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Maria @Big City Bookworm to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog! This tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett.

Now, without further ado let’s get into the questions!


IF YOU WERE THE RULER OF BOOKS…

What book would you make everyone read?

I would definitely make everyone read Animal Farm by George Orwell. It’s a very important and eyeopening book, which everyone should at least read once. I think it depicts society (or at least a part of it) perfectly and it can be applied to the time that we are living in right now as well. So it’s very important and everyone NEEDS to read it.

Animal Farm


What would you abolish in book construction?

Well, quiet a few things are coming to mind when I think about this questions. I think I’m going to be mentioning only two things in this tag.

  • Changing the book covers in the middle of the series.

It’s seriously the most infuriating thing and I don’t see the point of it, as it just makes everyone mad. I really hate how they look next to each other, when I know that they are from the same series but they don’t appear to be. I like my series to match, it’s seriously the best.

  • All the different sizes of books.

With that I mean when some paperbacks are either taller or shorter than other ones (the standard size of paperbacks). The same applies to hardbacks as well. I would love it if all were the same height. They would look sooo much better on my shelves and I would really prefer for them to be like that.


What author would you commission to write you any book?

I would make Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab write me ALL THE BOOKS EVER! They are two of my all time favourite authors and I have loved everything they have written (or I have read by them so far). I wouldn’t even give them any restrictions on what to write, as I’ll read ANYTHING these two write. Just give me all their books!


What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?


What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

The book covers for The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater are simply stunning! I would love the artist who created them to make me a mural. I haven’t read this series yet, but I do hope to read it some time in the future – as I have heard amazing things about it. (Plus I already know that I enjoy Maggie Stiefvater’s writing, as I have read some other books by her.)


What characters face would you put on a coin?

Umm…I really don’t know. Probably Nikolai form The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. There are many reasons why I’m choosing him, but I can’t mention them as those would be spoilers. Those who have read this trilogy know why!


What book would you award the “RULER OF BOOKS” 2016 prize to?

I would award it to Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Was there any doubt that I would pick this book? I think not. This book was simply fantastic and one of the best books that I have ever read and since it came out last year, it was obvious that i was going to choose it. If you want to know more of my thoughts on this book, you can check out my review here.

Grisha


I tag:

(As always if you have already done this tag, have already been tagged or just don’t feel like doing this tag, feel free to ignore me!)


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

-Anna♥

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You want to know more about me? It’s your lucky day! || Who Am I? Tag

TagI was tagged by the lovely Kat @LifeAndOtherDisasters to do this tag. Thank you once more! Be sure to check out her blog! She is wonderful and I love reading everything she posts and you definitely need to follow her blog, if you aren’t already!

I was beyond exited when I got tagged for this tag! Why? I love doing personality tests and other type of quizzes as well. So this tag has everything I love doing. That’s also the reason I’m doing it right away, after I was tagged, instead of waiting until I’m all caught up with my other tags. (While we’re at that, I have OVER 30 tags and awards to do…So catching up might take some time…A LOT of time that is.) Now let’s get into the tag!


What is the meaning of my name?

If you didn’t know Anna is short for Tijana (the double n is just because I liked the way it looked…I was a lot younger when I started referring to myself as that). It’s origin lies in Croatia and Serbia. And it’s a variation of the name Tihana. It has it’s roots in the word “tiha” which basically means quiet or peaceful. (That’s in both Serbian and Croatian.) I think this name suits me quiet well and I really do like it. Fun fact: my mom named me after a character from a book she was reading, while being pregnant with me. (Though that hasn’t got anything to do with the meaning of my name…)

I don’t have a middle name, they are actually not that common in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I was born and where I grew up. Out of all the people I know in this country (friends, family and acquaintance) only two of them have a middle name. So basically they are really not that common, though I have always wanted to have one.


What is my Myer-Briggs personality type? [LINK]

I have actually done this test before this tag. So I already knew my results. I actually did it a few months ago with my best friend, as we heard that it’s very accurate. And it was scarily accurate!

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ARCHITECT PERSONALITY (INTJ-T)

MeWith a natural thirst for knowledge that shows itself early in life, Architects are often given the title of “bookworm” as children. While this may be intended as an insult by their peers, they more than likely identify with it and are even proud of it, greatly enjoying their broad and deep body of knowledge. Architects enjoy sharing what they know as well, confident in their mastery of their chosen subjects, but they prefer to design and execute a brilliant plan within their field rather than share opinions on “uninteresting” distractions like gossip.

A paradox to most observers, Architects are able to live by glaring contradictions that nonetheless make perfect sense – at least from a purely rational perspective. For example, Architects are simultaneously the most starry-eyed idealists and the bitterest of cynics, a seemingly impossible conflict. But this is because Architect personalities tend to believe that with effort, intelligence and consideration, nothing is impossible, while at the same time they believe that people are too lazy, short-sighted or self-serving to actually achieve those fantastic results. Yet that cynical view of reality is unlikely to stop an interested Architect from achieving a result they believe to be relevant.

(If you want to read more about my personality type click here.)

Fictional characters that have the same personality type as me:

  • Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)
  • Gandalf the Gray (Lord of the Rings)
  • Tywin Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Game of Thrones)
  • Walter White (Breaking Bad)

There were more, but I just picked a few of my favourites. Plus it really made me laugh when I saw the Game of Throne characters, inside jokes with my best friend (can’t really explain it). There were also famous real life people mentioned, who have the same personality type, but I honestly don’t care about them enough to mention them. I do tend to prefer fictional character to real people (who I don’t personally know I mean).

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Strengths:

  • Quick, Imaginative and Strategic Mind
  • High Self-Confidence
  • Independent and Decisive
  • Hard-working and determined
  • Open-minded
  • Jacks-of-all-Trades

Weaknesses:

  • Arrogant
  • Judgmental
  • Overly analytical
  • Loathe highly structured environments
  • Clueless in romance

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What is my Zodiac Sign?

I don’t actually care much for the zodiac or astrology in general. It’s just not something that interests me. But a lot of my friends are very into it, so I am quiet familiar with a lot of things regarding astrology.

I’m a taurus, my moon is gemini and my ascendant is leo.

Well, those are the usual three that people always ask me (when we are talking about the zodiac and astrology) so I thought I would mention all of them. If you are knowledgeable in this have fun analysing me! (Or something like that…)


What is my Hogwarts House? [LINK]

Harry Potter

I’m a Slytherin, obviously.

And I say obviously because I have actually taken the Pottermore quizz four times and three times I ended up in Slytherin (the other one time I was a Ravenclaw). So this was quiet obvious to me and I’m really happy that this just confirmed what I already knew.

If you want to have a clearer picture, my in-depth results were:

  • Slytherin – 14
  • Ravenclaw – 10
  • Gryffindor – 10
  • Hufflepuff – 8

So the result is pretty much clear. I’m definitely a Slytherin.


What are my learning styles? [LINK]

Apparently I have a multimodal learning preference. I do think I learn best when I listen to someone talk, then read my own notes and articles/books on those topics. Plus I do like making myself graphs to visualise some of the stuff I’m learning.


Am I right or left brain dominant? [LINK]

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What is my Blood Type?

Shall I be honest? I have no idea. Both my parents are the same blood type (A positive) but I have never actually tested my blood so I really don’t know. (And it wasn’t tested when I was younger for some reason.) This is probably something I should find out in the future, it’s important after all.


What career am I meant to have? [LINK]

I got the same result as Kat! Apparently I should be a Writer:

You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

Not that I’m complaining about that! I would definitely love to be an author one day and I do love writing, so it fits perfectly. (I may be low-key writing stories at the moment, so there’s that as well.)


Which Divergent Faction do I belong in? [LINK]

Apparently I’m in Erudite. Yaaay for that? Or something. I don’t really care about this result, as you might know I wasn’t the biggest fan Divergent (or rather I didn’t like it at all). But great, I’m with the intelligent ones.

Divergent


What does my birth order say about me? [LINK]

Well, seeing that I’m an only child, I’m The Firstborn. Apparently that means that I’m a natural leader, ambitious and responsible. Not going to argue with that, after all I do feel like I’m quiet responsible and ambition, as for natural leader that I’m not so sure about. (Probably because I wan’t in a position to find out if I’m one or not.)


That’s that! I hope you liked enjoyed learning more about me!

I tag:

(As always, if you have already done this tag or don’t feel like doing it, feel free to ignore me.)

Thank you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Friends | Book Tag

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I was tagged by Joey @ThoughtsAndAfterthoughts to do this tag (ages ago, by which I mean a year ago, and I’m sooo sorry that it’s taken me this long to do it!!). Thank you once more! Be sure to check out his blog as well!

I’m not the biggest fan of Friends, I do enjoy watching it from time to time – when it’s on the tv. This is, however, one of my mom’s favourite tv shows and she was watching it today actually (there were some episodes on tv today for some reason). That’s what reminded me that I needed to do this tag! Anyway, let’s get into the questions!


Harry PotterThe One Where Eddie Won’t Go a character I wish would just go away:

The first character that came to my mind was Dolores Umbridge. UGH! I seriously HATE that women. She is my most hated character of all time – from Harry Potter but in general as well. I’m sure this is the case for many people, it would really be best if she was simply gone.

She represents everything I hate in a person. I don’t think I have to explain why I hate her, or give any examples. EVERYONE hates her, I don’t think there is a single person out there that likes her as a character. (I do enjoy hating her, however. Just thought I would mention that as well.)


The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break – favorite break up scene:

Is there even something like a favourite break up scene? I seriously don’t know…Or at least I can’t think of any. I don’t even remember that many breaking up scenes if I’m being honest. (The only one that’s coming to mind right now is the one in New Moon.)


ShadowhuntersThe One With All The Kissing a book with lots of kissing:

Once again I have no idea which book to pick. I don’t usually read books that focus on romance, it’s not a genre that I particularly enjoy. The books I usually read are fantasy and I honestly don’t pay attention to how much kissing is happening in one book. Sooo I honestly had no idea which book to pick for this one.

But then I remembered that I read City of Ashes recently and that there were kissing scenes in that one! (As well as City of Bones.) And I remember them vividly because they annoyed me a lot. If you have read my review for the books you know why. And I wouldn’t say that the series has a lot of kissing, but it’s basically the only one I could think of, so I’m going with it!


The Last One favorite series finale:

I really like the way that the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan ended. I think it’s my all time favourite, or at least it’s the first one I could think of. His other series, The Heroes of Olympus, didn’t end as well as this one. Or at least I wasn’t fully satisfied. Though I have to say, I’m not that easy to please when it comes to the last book in a series/trilogy (most of the time that is).


Ivo AndricThe One With a Blackout a scene I’d like to forget:

In The Bridge on the Drina (which is a classic and one of the most important required readings in the country I come from) there is a brutal scene of impaling described…in a very detailed way. Actually a lot of violence in this book is very graphic and VERY detailed. And I still remember those scenes, to be honest I would like nothing more than to forget them. Actually I would just love to forget everything about this book if I could.

I usually don’t mind violence in books, I can read about a lot of it without it actually getting to me. But this book is the exception to that. I really had problems while reading it and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get those violent scenes from my mind.


The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry a book that did not make you as emotional as others:


The One Where Joey Doesn’t Share Food  a book you won’t ever lend:

Ummm…MOST (nearly all) OF MY BOOKS…Honestly, I’m not one for lending out books. First of all I don’t know many people that are readers in real life, so no one really needs to borrow my books in the first place.  BUT I couldn’t lend books to anyone who I didn’t trust not to damage them – which is nearly everyone! So basically the only person I would lend books to is my best friend, since she loves reading and books as much as I do.


Victoria SchwabThe One With the Thumb a recent read that you would give two thumbs up to:

It should come to no surprise that I’m choosing A Darker Shade of Magic for this one. I read it just last month, for the first time, and I absolutely adored it. I loved everything about this book – from the world that Victoria Schwab created, to the magic, characters and story. This has definitely become one of my new favourite books.

I have written a full review for this book, where I go into much more detail as to why exactly I loved this book. You can check out that review HERE. And don’t worry, it’s spoiler free!


The One With the Ick Factor a book with a pet peeve:

I have quiet a few pet peeves when it comes to the story and characters within a book. (Or rather I just realised that, while I was thinking about it for this post.) So instead I have decided to write down a few of my pet peeves when it comes to physical copies of books!

  • When the covers change in the middle of the series.
  • And also when the books in the same series are different heights.
  • Stickers on the cover that are absolutely impossible to remove.
  • Pictures of real life people on the cover.

Aristotle and DanteThe One With The Lesbian Wedding favorite LGBTQ book couple:

It should come to no surprise that I’m picking Ari and Dante from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I adore those two, as individual characters and as a couple as well. (Obviously, otherwise I wouldn’t have picked them for this category.)

I just love this book, I have read it either three or four times so far and I’m sure I’ll reread it more times in the future as well. I’m really exited about the sequel to this novel! And I can’t wait until we get more information about it, I just NEED to read more about these two!


That’s all for this tag!

I tag EVERYONE who loves watching Friends!

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

-Anna♥

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The Narnia Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Diana @Diana Prince Reviews to do this tag. Thank you once more! Be sure to check out Diana’s blog! This tag was originally created by Clémence @Clemi’s Bookish World, be sure to check out her blog as well.

I love The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s the book series that got me into reading and I’ll be forever thankful to it for that. So you can only imagine how exited I am to be doing this tag! I should definitely reread some of the books, or at least watch the movies – it’s been a long time since I was in the world of Narnia.


NARNIA – A magical world you would like to visit?

Is anyone surprised that I would say the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter? Probably not. I don’t think I can pick another world that I love more.

Harry Potter


Iron CastTHE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW – A book you think is underrated?

I think Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is underrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not one of my favourite books nor did I absolutely love it, but it was very interesting and I think more people should definitely read it. Plus the female friendship in this book is simply amazing and one of my favourite aspects of it. The magic system is interesting and unique, unlike anything I have ever read.

I have written a full review for this book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on it you can check it out HERE.


The Picture of Dorian GrayTHE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE – A classic that you love?

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is one of my all time favourite classics. I read it on the recommendation of a good friend, who had just finished it and absolutely adored it. She also lend me her copy to read. (No idea why I felt the need to mention that as well.)

I just found the whole concept of the story fascinating and I wanted to read more. I couldn’t put the book down. I should probably reread this book in the future, as I loved it this much and haven’t picked it up since I first read it. And it has been year since then. Though I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon, as I do have quiet a few books on my TBR that I need to get to first.


The Graveyard BookTHE HORSE AND HIS BOY – A book you picked up without knowing what it was about?

I remember picking up The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman in high school without even reading what it was about. So this one fits this category perfectly.

I had previously only heard amazing things about Neil Gaiman’s books, I was seeing recommendations for them all over the place. So I decided to give them a go as well and I just picked out one random one at my local book store. It was The Graveyard Book and I ended up loving it. It was much more than I thought it would be and it was the book that introduced me to the works of Neil Gaiman.


Hunger GamesPRINCE CASPIAN – A sequel that you loved?

Let’s trow it back a little and talk about a series that I don’t mention that often on my blog. I’m going with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I loved this book even more than The Hunger Games, which I didn’t think would be possible at the time. I remember reading this book in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down.

This is my favourite book out of the trilogy, followed by The Hunger Games and I wasn’t the biggest fan of Mockingjay – the story just felt rushed to me in that book and some plot points just seemed unnecessary. (Or that’s how I remember it, it has been a rather long time since I read this trilogy after all.)


lotrTHE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER – A quest you’d like to be a part of?

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “quest” is the adventure of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

I’m really torn about wanting to be a part of this quest though. On one hand I would get to explore Middle Earth (one of my all time favourite fantasy worlds) and meet all the characters I love. On the other I would be in grave danger all the time. Still, I think I would like to be a part of it, even though my death is nearly certain. (But let’s be real, that’s the case with most if not all quests that I could have chosen.)


Aristotle and DanteTHE SILVER CHAIR – A book you didn’t expect to love?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a book that surprised me in the best way possible. I didn’t think I would enjoy it, because I don’t tend to enjoy contemporaries at all. I’m mostly “meh” about them and I tend to find them boring. And I ended up LOVING this book, it’s one of my all time favourites.

It’s very rare for me to absolutely adore a contemporary novel or that I actual read a contemporary, so I didn’t expect to love this one as much as I did. I’m really glad that many people recommended it to me and that I decided to give it a shot. It was definitely one of the best decisions I made, after all I discovered an amazing story about wonderful characters.


THE LAST BATTLE – A perfect ending to a series you love?

I have decided to go with Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I just loved that series and the ending was amazing as well. (Not talking about The Heroes of Olympus, I wasn’t that satisfied with how that one ended.) At first I wanted to mention the Six of Crows duology, as I always do lately, but I thought I should pick a longer series for this question.


THE PEVENSIES – A siblinghood of friendship you’d love to be a part of?

I have definitely got to go with the Pevensie siblings from The Chronicles of Narnia. I adore them and they were the first ones that came to my mind. (Plus that means that I would have gotten the chance to explore Narnia.)

Narnia


Anna KareninaEUSTACE SCRUBB – A character who grew on you?

It was actually hard to think of a character to chose for this one. Usually when I don’t like a character I continue not liking him/her, or I develop a love-hate relationship with them. It’s very rarely that they grow on me.

That did, however, happen with Anna Karenina. When I started reading the book I didn’t like Anna very much. I wouldn’t say I hated her, but she definitely wasn’t my favourite. However as the story progressed and I learned much more about her and her situation I liked her more and more. By the end of the book she was one of my favourite characters.


MR. TUMNUS – Your favorite mystical creature?

Dragons. I love dragons, they are definitely my favourite mystical creature. They have always been and I don’t think that is ever going to change.

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CASPIAN – A character with regal qualities?

The first one I thought of was Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. He just seems perfect for this category.

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THE WARDROBE – Your favorite hideout/place to read?

I think my favourite place to read is my bed…or rather any bed (which does sound a bit weird), as I have learned over the years. Of course I love reading on my bed when I’m at home or at my dorm, but I also love reading on any bed that I can find – when I’m sleeping over somewhere, when I’m staying at a hotel and so on. They are just really comfortable and I love reading on them.


I TAG EVERYONE WHO LOVES THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA!

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

-Anna♥