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Ringing in the New Year! || Book Tag

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Happy New Year everyone!! ❤

I hope you all have a wonderful year, filled with books, friends and everything/everyone else that you love!

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I wasn’t actually tagged by anyone do to this, but I have been doing this tag for the past 2 years so I decided to continue with it the tradition and do it this year as well. These tags are just a lot of fun and I enjoy doing them! Also if you want to check out the ones from the previous two years you can check them out: the 2015/16 edition and 2016/17 edition.


Rules:
  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Link to the creator of the tag – Rae @Bookmark Chronicles
  • Share the tag image (Sorry, I don’t do that.)
  • Answer the questions below.
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2016?


Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year?

Shirley Jackson

I have read a short story collection by her last year and I enjoyed it a lot. While it wasn’t one of my all time favourite books I still enjoyed it. (Obviously some stories more than others, but that is usual with these collections.) Plus the atmosphere and unease that she managed to create within each story was amazing. I definitely want to pick up some of her books in the future, they seem like stories that I would greatly enjoy.

Cindy Pon, Renee Ahdieh and Adam Silvera

I have recently read their short stories in the anthology Because You Love To Hate Me and I adored them. Their stories were definitely my favourite ones (along with Victoria Schwab’s one) and they all made me want to pick up their books as well. I really hope that I will be able to get my hands on their books this year. I have a feeling that I’m going to love their books a lot! (You can check out my review of it here.)


Most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?

Like last year, I don’t have one. I’m actually not even sure which movies or tv shows are coming out this year (them being book adaptation or not). I’m just not one to anticipate these kinds of things, rather when they come out and I hear other peoples thoughts on them I decide whether I want to watch them or not.


Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one).

The first one that came to my mind was Magnus Bane. Must be because I just recently finished reading The Bane Chronicles and he is one of my all time favourite characters.

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What’s on your TBR for 2018? (Top 5 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list!)

Well, seeing that I never actually read all the books that I list here, take this TBR rather tentatively. Though that might have to do with the fact that 2017 wasn’t the best reading year for me…Anyway, here are some books that I want to read this year (that I already own that is).


How many books do you hope to read in 2018?

I hope to read more than I did in 2017. As I have already mentioned in this tag, this past year I haven’t been reading as much as I would have like. I was just in a slump that lasted nearly all year. (It seriously sucked!) So I’m hoping to read more than 30 books this year and hopefully I will succeed with that.


Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge or any others?

The only reading challenge that I’m participating in is the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m actually not the biggest fan of doing many challenges at the same time – it just feels like I’m forcing myself to read very specific books. And if you know me at all, you know that I’m rubbish at that – so I’m not even going to try. The Goodreads Reading Challenge is good enough for me. (And I’m setting the goal at 30 books.)


Any New Year’s Resolutions? (Bookish, blogging, and otherwise)

 I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, because I know that I won’t stick to them. And I would only be disappointed in myself when I eventually fail to uphold them. So what is the point of making any?

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What are some of the books you’re most exited to read this year? Will you be participating in any reading challenges? Let me know in the comments! 😀

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

-Anna♥

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The Literary Questions Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Emily Rose @Rose Read to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!


1. What’s the most beautiful cover on your shelf?

I have a lot of beautiful books on my shelf, so picking just one cover is impossible! (Or you know me, I can never just pick one book when it comes to questions like these.) Here are some of my most beautiful ones:


2. If you could bring any fictional character to life, who would it be?

The first character that came to my mind was Annabeth Chase (obviously from Percy Jackson), so I’m going with her. I love Annabeth and I have a feeling we would get along very well, plus we both love architecture so there is that as well. I would love to hang out with her and simply spend some time with her.

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3. If you could interview an author, who would you choose?

I would either choose Victoria Schwab or Leigh Bardugo. They are two of my all time favourite authors and I would love to interview either/ both of them. I don’t think that this answer surprises any of you!


4. What’s a book you would not read again?

There are actually quiet a lot of books that I would never read again. I do love rereading from time to time, but only my favourite books. So there are many that I would not read again. Here are some books that I didn’t like and would never read again:


5. Can you name a confusing story?

Pretty DeadlyThe first story that came to my mind was Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Emma Ríos. This is a graphic novel that I picked up a few years ago, since the synopsis intrigued me:

Death’s daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.

The art style of this graphic novel is stunning! The story I found to be confusing. Most of the time I had no idea what was happening or where the story was going. (I just found so many confusing little elements within this story.)


6. Favourite fictional couple?

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. (One of my all time favourites.)

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7. Two favourite villains?

My first favourite is from The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness. Major Prentiss is seriously scary and creepy! He freaked me out sooo much when I was reading those book. He is definitely one of the best written villains ever! My second favourite is from The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Obviously, if you know me at all, it’s the Darkling. I just love him, he is one of my all time favourite characters!


8. A character you would kill, or remove from a book entirely?

That would be, without a doubt, Dolores Umbridge. She is my most hated character EVER! I hated her from her fist moment she appeared in the books to her last. She is seriously one of the worst literary characters ever. I can’t even describe how much I hate her! I would definitely kill her (or remove her from the book).

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9. If you could live in a fictional world, where would you choose?

Definitely Middle Earth! It just seems like a beautiful world to live in. (Assuming no war is happening at the time there.)

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10. What are the biggest and smallest books on your shelf?

The biggest books on my shelves are the first two illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books and Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods. (All three of them are massive and around the same size.) The smallest book that is on my shelf is definitely The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I own a tiny edition of it. (It was seriously a pain to read from it, since the writing was tiny.)


I tag EVERYONE who feels like doing this tag!

Whats the biggest and smallest book that you own? Who are your two favourite villains? Which author would you love to interview? Let me know in the comments!

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

-Anna♥

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Autumn Book Tag!

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I was tagged by two lovely bloggers to do this tag! They were Raven @Dreamy Addictions and Dani @Perspective of a Writer. Thank you both once more! ❤ 😀 Be sure to check out their blogs, you’re definitely missing out if you aren’t following them!


1. Best autumnal themed book cover?

These are a few covers that scream autumn to me. It’s mostly because of their colours, not to mention that all the covers are beautiful. Another thing that these books have in common is that I haven’t read any of them! (Though I do plan on reading them some time in the future.)


2. Which fictional friend group would you trust with a Ouija board?

I don’t like Ouija boards, I find them to be creepy. That might have to do with the fact that I believe in ghosts. (Sort of.) So I really wouldn’t want any friend group that I like to play with a Ouija board. (Even though there could be some that could deal with them.) That’s why I’m definitely not picking anyone for this question, sorry about that!


3. Which book setting would you love to be celebrating in during Halloween night?

The only book setting that comes to mind is the Halloween Feast from the Harry Potter series. That’s actually the only time in a book that this holiday is celebrated. (Or the only one I read, or remember.) Their Halloween Feast sounds always very fun and I would love to participate in it! Even though something usually goes wrong on Halloween there.

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4. Best autumnal food description inside of a story?

Harry Potter has some of the best food descriptions and their autumn food is no exception! Their food at the Halloween Feast always looks delicious (thank you HP movies) and I would love to try it. Lets be real, I would love to try any food from the Harry Potter series.

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5. Which fictional character would you dress as?

I would love to dress as Celia Bowen from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. She is one of my favourite characters and her dresses always sounded gorgeous. Plus I recently found these illustrations of Celia and they made me want to dress up like her even more!

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6. An antagonist you would pledge your allegiance to?

Seeing as I picked The Grisha trilogy as my answer I’m sure you can guess who I mean! 😉 He is one of my all time favourite characters and, obviously, one of my favourite antagonists (if not the favourite). I would without a doubt pledge my allegiance to him!


7. The creepiest book you’ve ever read?

Stephen KingI was debating for the longest time which book to pick for this question. Or rather which Stephen King book to pick, as I don’t read much other horror aside from his books.

In the end I decided to go with The Shining, which is one of my favourite Stephen King books and one of my favourite books in general. I read this book when I was in high school and I still think of it often. I definitely need to reread this book some time soon!

This is definitely one of the creepiest books that I have ever read. (The other being It by Stephen King.) I remember reading it and being creeped out by SO MANY things that were happening in this book!


8. A book you’ve yet to read but will read this October?

So October is already over when I’m writing this tag. (Apparently I’m late to this tag without even knowing it!) So I literary have no answer for this question, as I had no particular book planned to read in October. I never do, as I’m a mood reader and pick up whatever I feel like in the moment.

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9. Which fictional character would you put in charge of the decorations for a Halloween party?

I would definitely put Magnus Bane in charge of the decorations for ANY party! He already has the experience with organising and decorating for parties, plus his parties always seemed awesome to me. I have a feeling he would go way overboard and make any Halloween party amazing!

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I tag EVERYONE who loves autumn and feels like doing this tag!

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

-Anna♥

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The Fall Book Tag!

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I was tagged by two amazing bloggers to do this tag. They were Beth @Reading Every Night and Dani @Perspective of a Writer. Thank you both once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blogs! They both have amazing blogs and you are missing out if you aren’t following them!


RULES:

  • Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag. She wants to see your answers.
  • Use the graphics—if you want. (I have used the graphics in my post.)
  • Have fun!

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The Forbidden WishThe Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury is one of the best books that I have ever read. It’s also one of the uniquest ones as well. This book is an Aladdin retelling and it’s the only book that I have read that retells that story.

Everything in this story felt fresh and new. From the characters to the setting and magic. Everything about this book was amazing! It’s definitely a retelling that I didn’t know I needed until I actually read this book. The Forbidden Wish is a book that I recommend the most, more people NEED to read it!

I have a full review for this book, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on it.


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GrishaThe first book that came to my mind was Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The Six of Crows duology, as you may know, is one of my all time favourite series (books…however you want to see it). I adore all six main characters of these books, they are simply wonderful!

The ending to this story blew me away. I really didn’t think it would end the way it did. I can’t really say anything more about that, as I don’t want to spoil anything for this book. Go read it for yourself and you will know what I mean!

I have a full review for both books in this duology, if you are interested in more of my thoughts:


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Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is just one of those books that I find warm and cozy. I just love the story, the setting and time period, the characters. I find everything about this book to be wonderful.

This is a book that I really enjoy rereading during the winter or late autumn. I just feel as if this book fits the darker and colder evenings. I love reading it while drinking a hot chocolate while snuggling in a warm blanket.

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite classics. I love Jane Austen novels (I have only one by her left to read) and this one is definitely my favourite. If you are curious my second favourite is Persuasion.


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The first one that came to my mind when I read this question was Legend by Marie Lu, or rather the whole Legend trilogy. Marie Lu’s writing style fits perfectly for the non-stop action category. I feel as if her books read like movies (if you call it that).

(These are the only books by Marie Lu that I have read so far. Though I plan on reading more by her.)


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You know me, I can’t just choose one book!


I tag EVERYONE who loves fall and feels like doing this tag!

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

-Anna♥

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Spooky Halloween Tag [Non-Bookish]

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First of all, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! I hope that you are having a spooky day!

I was tagged by my amazing friend Heather @The Sassy Book Geek to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 😀 Be sure to check out her blog, she is one of my favourite people on here!! Plus her blog is amazing, so you’re definitely missing out if you aren’t following her!

This tag was originally created by Simply Kenna.

WARNING: This is a really LONG post. You have been warned.


1. Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?

It’s kind of impossible for me to choose just one, so here are some of my favourites:

  • This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson
  • Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Little Pieces – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Shadow Forest – Nox Arcana (or rather most of their songs)
  • Our Solemn Hour – Within Temptation
  • Waking the Demon – Bullet for my Valentine

2. Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building.

Umm…ANYTHING that could/would hurt me. I think that the answer to this question is quiet obvious. It would be a lot harder to finds something that I would want to run into.


3. Have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

No and I never want to. Seeing that I actually believe, to some degree, in ghosts. There is no way that I would want to invite a ghost into my home. I have a feeling that it would definitely end in a disaster.

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4. Favourite horror monster or villain?

I love horror movies about ghosts. So they are my favourite monster, if you can classify them as that. I just find them to be the scariest. (Most of the time that is.) Some of my favourites are:

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street,
  • The Woman in Black,
  • Ghost Ship,
  • The Conjuring.

5. The creepiest thing that’s ever happened while you were alone?

My family house is rather old and everything squeaks and creaks in it as it is. One weekend my parents decided to visit some of my family in a different state and I didn’t feel like going with them, so I decided to stay home and watch the house, feed the animals and such things.

The first evening that they were gone there was a blackout in the whole street. There was literary no light for miles and everything was very quiet. (It was already past midnight.) I went from my room to the living room to get a candle, so that I can at least see something. The whole house was quiet aside from me walking on the creaky floor. I got the candle and lighted it up and slowly made my way back to my room. I had to pass a huge mirror, which was very unpleasant as my reflection with the candle was rather creepy. (I have no idea why I felt the need to look at myself.)

As soon as I got into my room and put the candle down it blacked out (or turned off, however you call that), but every window was closed and there was no wind to turn it of. I lighted it two more times and two more times the same thing happened – the candle would burn for a while and then suddenly turn off. Then I heard the rattling of the wind outside and the window in another room creaked. (Not sure which room it was coming from, as I didn’t want to go and look.) It was really creepy!

Luckily the light came back on soon after and that passed without more incidents. (I think the blackout lasted for around half an hour or so.)

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6. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?

Probably yes. It really depends on the circumstances. If I had to do it on my own, I most likely wouldn’t. If I could have some friends with me, then probably. And it also depends on how haunted the house actually is. But you can bet that if something were to happen I would be out of there immediately!


7. Are you superstitious?

Yes and no. To some degree I believe in ghosts, but I’m not wary of black cats or any similar superstitions.


8. Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

No, not really. I did have a period when I was younger when I thought I saw figures, but that was a really long time ago and it happened for just a short amount of time.


9. Which urban legend scares you the most?

Which urban legend doesn’t scare me is the question. There are so many creepy and scary ones that picking the top one seems impossible. Recently I have been reading up on Japanese urban legends and they are really scary! (Why? Because I apparently enjoy creeping myself out.)

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10. Do you prefer gore or thrillers?

I definitely prefer thrillers. I’m not bothered by gore, but movies that are only gory and nothing else tend to get boring rather quickly for me. The same goes for books and other media as well.


11. Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

I find the whole concept of multiple dimensions fascinating. Now I’m not sure if I believe it or not. I feel as if I don’t have enough information about it to form a concrete opinion. Plus it’s not something I think about often, so I don’t have many thoughts on it in general. (Maybe in the future, when I research it more.)


12. Ever made a potion of any sort?

Kind of but not really. I had a friend when I was little and together we liked to play witches. So we made some imaginary potions and did other things that we thought witches did. I’m not sure if that really counts or not?

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13. Do you get scared easily?

No, not really. Or at least I like to think that I don’t get scared easily. There really aren’t many things that scare me. Even after watching a horror movie I can immediately go out in the dark without problems. I don’t tend to get scared when people try to scare me. And even in somewhat spooky situations I tend to keep a calm head. So, no I don’t get scared easily.


14. Have you ever played Bloody Mary?

No, I haven’t. And I also don’t plan to playing it EVER. As I have already mentioned in this tag, I believe in ghosts to some degree – so why in the world would I want to summon a ghost, that will most likely end up killing/harming me?

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15. Do you believe in demons/the devil?

In a way yes, but in a way also no. It would take me ages to actually explain what I mean with that, so I shall leave it at this for now. (I honestly don’t feel like getting into it right now.)


16. You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

There are two options for me:

  • I would either stay in my room
  • or get the hell out of the house!

It really depends where in the house I am when I hear them. If I’m in my room, it’s safer to stay there as the exit to the house is literary on the other side and I would have to go through nearly all the rooms to get out. If I was in the living room or anywhere else, I would definitely get the hell out of the house and then see what I will do next.


17. If you got trapped in one scary movie, which would you choose?

I’m copying Heather here and going with Halloween. It’s the one that I have the biggest chance of surviving. There is no way I’m equipped to fight ghosts or any other supernatural creatures. But I think I would stand a chance against Michael Myers. (Or at least that’s what I’m hoping.)


18. If you could only wear one Halloween costume for the rest of your life, what would you be?

A vampire. Definitely a vampire.

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19. Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

Yes, I would. My best friend and I actually want to go together to a graveyard at night. We are both fascinated with ghosts and other macabre things, so visiting a graveyard at night seems like a good idea. (Which it probably isn’t.) Hopefully we will be able to go some time in the future!


20. In a zombie apocalypse what is your weapon of choice?

Any type of gun. They seem like the most affective and while I would love to have a sword, I think I wouldn’t get that far with it. And I did use a gun before, so there is that as well. Though lets be real, I would probably die immediately in a zombie apocalypse. (Which would probably be the best, as trying to survive would be very hard and exhausting.)


21. Would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick or treating?

Definitely a Halloween party. I think I’m too old to go trick or treating, plus that really is not a thing where I’m from so I wouldn’t get any candy as it is. (And people would think I’m crazy, so there is that as well.)

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22. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final girl, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

Probably a mix between the smart one and the skeptic. As I already mentioned, I tend to keep a clear head even when faced with creepy and somewhat scary situations. I’m the person who always (okay, most of the time) has a solution for any problem, or at least some kind of advice. So I feel like I would be the smart one in that situation, or the skeptical one – depending on how much everyone else is freaking out.


23. Do you have to watch something happy after watching a horror movie so you can go to sleep?

No, I don’t. I’m scared of a movie while watching it, but once that finishes I’m usually alright. I’m definitely not going to bed right after watching a horror movie, as I tend to dream about what I watched. But I don’t need to see something happy afterwards, I just need some time to calm down. (Only if the movie was scary that is.)


24. Whilst watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time, or the person who falls asleep?

I think I’m a combination of the person who yells at the characters and the one that falls asleep, depending on the movie that is. I have fallen asleep watching horror movies before, when I found them boring and not really scary. I usually watch horror movies with my best friend and then we tend to yell at the characters together!

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25. Are you the one who gets scared, or the one who does the scaring?

I’m actually neither of those two. I’m not that easily scared and I never really feel like scaring other people. But if I had to pick one, I would definitely be the one doing the scaring.


26. Favourite scary book?

If you know me at all, you know at least two things about me:

  1. I love Stephen King books and most of my favourite scary books are by him.
  2. It’s impossible for me to pick only one book when there is a question like this.

So here are some of my favourite Stephen King books, I adore all of them. And they all scared me in different ways. (The scariest to me is probably It.) If you haven’t read any of these I would recommend starting with The Shining. It’s definitely a Stephen King classic and one of the best horror books that I have ever read.


27. How old were you when you saw your first horror movie?

I don’t actually remember, but I was probably too young. Even when I was a child I stayed up really late (which my parents didn’t know) and watched tv, as I had it in my room. So I stumbled across some horror movies as well. I think the first one I saw was one about werewolfs, but I honestly have no idea which one it was. (It was ages ago and I only remember some things from it.)


28. What was your first Halloween costume?

Halloween isn’t really celebrated where I’m from. It’s just not a big deal, especially when you are younger. There are some Halloween parties in bars and clubs, but you obviously can’t go there as a child. My first Halloween costume was a witch, which I was for a high school party. That just shows how Halloween isn’t really celebrated there.


29. What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

Nothing actually. This year I just don’t feel like going to a party or anywhere for that matter, so I won’t. And I obviously don’t have a reason beyond that to dress up for Halloween.


30. If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), what would you pick?

Definitely a black cat! I love cats in general, my favourite colour is black so it’s literary the perfect pet for me!

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Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a spooky Halloween!

-Anna♥

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The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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I was tagged by the amazing Melissa @Book Nerd Momo to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 😀 Be sure to check out her blog!


1. Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel

Okay. Lets be clear about something: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury was simply fantastic as a standalone. The story wrapped up beautifully and I loved how everything turned out to be. BUT I just need more Zahra and Aladdin in my life! I just want to read more about them and their adventures. I would love for even a novella, if not a whole book. (Oh, you should definitely read this book if you haven’t yet!)

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2. Totally Should’ve Gotten A Spin-Off Series

WARNING: I’m totally going to ramble about Harry Potter for a bit.

There are sooo many spin-off series that I want from the Harry Potter series! (Like a lot of other people, probably.) I think I just want more and more from this world. Here are some spin-off series/books that I would love to have:

  • The Marauders Era – I would love to read about their adventures and how they all met. I would especially LOVE those books to be from Sirius’ point of view, as I would love to see the relationships and politics in a pure blood family. (Plus, he is one of my favourite characters so there is that as well.)
  • The Founders Era – I think the establishing of Hogwarts would be such an interesting story! After all, we have heard about the four Founders, but wouldn’t it be amazing to read about their adventures and lives?
  • Voldemort’s time at Hogwarts – I’m fascinated by teenage Voldemort (have always been) and how he established his following. It would really be interesting to read about, his backstory always intrigued me. Plus it would be fascinating to read from his point of view (both when he was sane and later as well).
  • Hogwarts a History – Ummm…I just REALLY want that book to exist! It’s referenced sooo many times throughout the Harry Potter series and I would love to have a copy of it as well. It would be amazing to have the whole history of Hogwarts in one place and be able to actually read it.

Okay…I have seriously rambled enough about Harry Potter. Moving on!


3. An Author Who Should Write More Books

The first person that came to my mind when I saw this question was Erin Morgenstern. The Night Circus is one of my all time favourite books, I simply ADORED everything about it. Her writing style is one of the most beautiful that I have ever encountered. Sadly she hasn’t written any other books yet. Though I’m hoping with each day that there will be an announcement that she is coming out with another book!

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4. A Character Who Totally Should’ve Ended Up With Someone Else

I really wanted Alina to end up with someone else. Or anybody else for that matter, other than the person she chose in the end. This is the only pairing where I’m VERY unhappy with the way things turned out to be. That has probably to do with the fact that I hated the person she picked. I don’t think I will ever get over this…Sigh. (I read this series years ago and it’s still bothering me a lot.)


5. Totally Should’ve Had A Movie Franchise

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin was such a fast and action packed book! The setting of the story is very interesting as well and I would love to see it on screen. I just have a feeling that this book would make an amazing movie! It’s definitely one that I would love to see. I have heard that the second book of this duology is amazing as well, but I have yet to read it so I can’t say anything about that yet.

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6. Totally Should’ve Kept The Original Covers

The Diviners has one of the most beautiful covers that I have ever seen. The hardcover edition (which I own) is even more beautiful, as it has very pretty gold details under the dust-jacket. For some reason the publishers decided to change the covers for the other books in this series and all of them are beyond bad. Seriously, each is worse than the one before.

The Diviners


7. Totally Should’ve Stopped At Book One

This is kind of a cheat answer, as I haven’t actually read the rest of the series. Anyway, I read The Maze Runner by James Dashner and I remember enjoying it. (Though I didn’t love it and I had problems with it.) I was unsure whether I wanted to continue the series or not. A TON of people told me that the series only got worse and worse, so I decided to look up spoiler and I had to agree – this series just went downhill.

The Maze Runner


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As always, if you have already done this tag or simply don’t feel like doing it just ignore me. No pressure! 🙂


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

-Anna♥

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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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