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The Book Blogger Test

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I was tagged by the wonderful Kat @Life and Other Disasters to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 If you aren’t already following her what are you doing with your life?! Remedy that immediately and follow her. She has one of the most amazing blogs out there and she is simply awesome!


Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions asked on this post.
  3. Nominate at least five people to do it also.
  4. Let your nominees know you nominated them.

Describe Your Perfect Reading Spot!

My perfect reading spot is anywhere I feel comfortable and cozy. I adore those cute reading nooks that some people seem to have. And YES I WANT ONE AS WELL! Hopefully I will have one in the future (when I move into my own flat – which won’t be for ages, but I can still dream), they always seem so inviting – especially those in front of windows!

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Tell Us 3 Book Confessions!

  • I’m not interested in reading any Sarah J. Maas books (more than I have already read that is). I’m not going to go into the reasons why, mostly I have just lost interest in her books.
  • I don’t tend to watch book to movie/tv show adaptations, even for books that I adored. That might have to do with the fact that I don’t wach that many movies in general, but I also don’t want to be disappointed.
  • I always find contemporaries hard to pick up, mostly because I never seem to be in the mood for them even though there are quite a few out there that I’m very much interested in reading.

When Was the Last Time You Cried During a Book?

I don’t cry often while reading. With the exception being the Harry Potter books, for some reason I cry during every single one of them. Seeing that I reread Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in January I would have to go with that being the last time I cried during a book. I actually read the illustrated edition and it was a beautiful experience.

Harry Potter


How Many Books Are on Your Bedside Table?

I usually have all the books that I’m currently reading on my bedside table. Sometimes there is only one and sometime there are five, it seriously depends on how much I’m reading at the moment (or rather how many books I’m in the middle of).

Currently there are three on my bedside table:

  • The Atrocities by Jeremy Shipp (on my Kindle),
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo,
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi.

What’s Your Favourite Snack to Eat While You Are Reading?

I don’t tend to eat while I’m reading. I usually just enjoy coffee or tea while reading (and occasionally hot chocolate). But if I had to pick something it would probably be a salty snack (like popcorn, chips or something like that), since I know I won’t be staining my book with them.


Name 3 Books You Would Recommend to Everyone!


Show Us a Picture of Your Favourite Bookcase on a Bookshelf!

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Describe How Much Books Mean to You in Just 3 Words!

Fantasy. Escape. Happiness.

Okay. That was really hard, I seriously had to think for a while about this one. There were a ton of other words that kept popping into my mind, but these three resonated the most with me, so I’m going with them.


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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My favourite books across different genres! || Fabulous Favourites Tag!

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I was tagged by Elsie @Reading Between Worlds to do this tag. I actually couldn’t find the post in which she tagged me in (I don’t know why she removed it or what happened to it), but this tag looks amazing and I definitely wanted to do it. Once again, thank you for tagging me Elsie! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!


The Rules:
  1. Link back to @ReadingBetweenWorlds original post. (I really want to see what everyone comes up with!)
  2. Thank the person who tagged you.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag other people (however many you want) to keep the tag going.

The Questions:

1. What’s your favourite Contemporary book?

The first book that came to my mind was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (That’s seriously a long title!) I don’t tend to read many contemporaries, it’s because most of the stories just don’t interest me. (With a few exception that is.) Aristotle and Dante is definitely my favourite and I have read it 4 times so far!

Aristotle and Dante

2. What’s your favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy book?

Now this category was very hard for me, after all fantasy is my favourite genre and the one I read most from. And I have A TON of favourites when it comes to it! Picking just one was hell. In the end I decided to go with The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I simply adore this book and the characters, especially Locke and Jean! I NEED to reread this book soon, as I really want to continue reading this series.

Gentlemen Bastards

3. What’s your favourite Crime/Mystery book?

I’m going withe the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (or J.K. Rowling), if I had to choose one book it would be Career of Evil. This series is freaking amazing! The characters are interesting and the mysteries fascinating. I just love the way that Rowling writes mysteries, she always manages to suck me in from page one.

4. What’s your favourite Historical Fiction book?

That has definitely to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I read this book years ago without knowing much about it, the title and cover intrigued me and I decided to buy it randomly. (This was before I discovered the online bookish community and their love for this book.) The Book Thief completely blew me away, it was such a fantastic heartwarming and heartbreaking book.

Markus Zusak

5. What’s your favourite ‘Classic’ book?

This was another hard category for me. I have quite a few favourite classics, so picking just one was really difficult. In the end I decided to go with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I simply adore this book, the characters, the romance and the setting. Pride and Prejudice is definitely one of my favourites, I have read it 3 times so far.

Pride and Prejudice

6. What’s your favourite biography?

Actually the only biography that I have read is Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, so it’s the one I’m picking for this category. (I think it’s called Zoo Station in English.) This is a story about a girl who gets into drugs and how her life spirals out of control. I read this book when I was around 14 and it affected me quiet a lot. This is one of those books that I just read at the right time in my life.

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7. What’s your favourite Children’s book?

That has to be The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. This is the book that got me into reading and the first book that I ever read on my own. I used to reread this book a lot when I was little, I was obsessed with it. (And I watched the movies a thousand times as well.) It’s obvious why I choose The Chronicles of Narnia for this category.

Narnia

8. What’s your favourite Series?

Okay. Nobody is surprised by my favourite series, after all I simply LOVE Harry Potter!

Harry Potter

9. What’s your favourite Trilogy?

I haven’t mentioned lately how much I love The Infernal Devices. So this is the perfect moment to say it again: I love this trilogy! It’s the first one that I read by Cassandra Clare and the one that made me fall in love with the Shadowhunter world. I just adore the characters within this trilogy, especially Will, Jem and Tessa! ❤

10. What’s your favourite Duology?

Without a doubt that is the Six of Crows duology by the queen Leigh Bardugo. Honestly, what else could have I picked? I simply adore these two books, which you may know if you have been following me for a while. The characters, world and story are simply wonderful! If you are interested in more of my thoughts on these books (and want to see me fangirling about them), you can check out my reviews:

Review for Six of Crows and review for Crooked Kingdom.


Bonus Questions:

1. What’s your favourite Play?

The first play that came to my mind when I read this question was Faust: Part One by Goethe. I just have fond memories of this play, as we read it in class and had amazing discussions about it. Plus it does help that I read this book together with my best friend and talked about it with her while reading it. And it is a really amazing play as well! (Which I somehow forgot to mention earlier.)

Faust

2. What’s your favourite Poem?

The first poem that came to my mind was The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, so I’m going with it. In general I really like Poe’s poems. (With some exceptions, which is normal.) I don’t have much more to add to this, I just enjoy reading his poems and The Raven is my favourite.

Edgar Allan Poe

3. What’s your favourite Short Story?

Any story in The Bane Chronicles! I adored this short story collection (or is it a novella collection, I really don’t know). You may know, as I keep mentioning it, I adore Magnus Bane. So getting to read stories about him and his adventures was freaking amazing! I have read most of these stories multiple times as well, I just adore them.

Shadowhunters


FINAL QUESTION:

1. If you could only keep one of these, what would it be?

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Are you kidding me?! I have to pick just ONE to keep!? Why don’t you just kill me!

I guess I would keep Harry Potter, though it pains me having to pick just one!


What are your favourite books in these categories? Do you love any of the books that I mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

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

-Anna♥

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All the Books that I Own But Haven’t Read Yet!! || The Alphabet Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Raven @Dreamy Addictions to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog! You’re definitely missing out if you aren’t following her! For this tag you have to share the books that you own and still need to read in an alphabetical order. You can also include books from your Kindle and the ARCs (both physical and digital) that you own.

THE and do not count in my list, meaning those books are listed under the second word in their title.

A

Neil Gaiman

As you may know, Neil Gaiman is one of my all time favourite authors and I want to read everything that he has written. Obviously American Gods counts towards that as well. I have heard amazing things about this book, I just need to find the time to read it as it is a rather large book.

Assassin's Apprentice

I adore fantasy and an author that a lot of people recommended me was Robin Hobb. I bought Assassin’s Apprentice for the Kindle when it was a daily deal. I don’t think I will read this book anytime soon, as I want to finish some series before starting any new ones.


B

Blood for Blood – I have read the first book in this series ages ago and completely adored it. Wolf by Wolf was simply amazing! I hope that I will be able to get to this one soon.

By a Charm and a Curse – This is an ARC that I received from NetGalley. The only thing that I know is that this book takes places in a magical circus. Honestly, that’s the only thing that I needed to know.

Black Bird of the Gallows – Another ARC that I received from NetGalley. The synopsis for this one sounds intriguing and it’s a book that I plan on picking up whenever I’m in the mood for a romance. (As it’s a paranormal romance book.)

Brisingr – The third book in The Inheritance Cycle, which is a series about dragons and one that I adore. The first two books were amazing and I can’t wait to get around to this one and to see where the story will go.


C

A Conjuring of Light – I loved the first book in this series, A Darker Shade of Magic. I can’t wait to continue reading about this world and these characters!

Cress – I have read both Cinder and Scarlet already and I plan on getting to Cress really soon! (Either this or next month.) I really like the characters that Meyer has created in her books and I can’t wait to read more about them.

A Crown of Wishes The Star-Touched Queen is one of my all time favourite books! I simply adored it and Chokshi’s writing was beautiful. I can’t wait to get to A Crown of Wishes, I have heard some amazing things about it.


D

The Demon King – I have heard many amazing things about The Seven Realms series and I can’t wait to read this book! Hopefully I will be able to read it some time soon (maybe even as a buddy read).

The Darkest Minds – I bought this book ages ago, when I fist started getting into dystopian books (which was some years ago) but for some reason never actually read it. I do want to get to it some time in the future, after all I’m a sucker when it comes to stories about people with special abilities.

A Dance with Dragons – I own this book in the separate editions. I will get to these books eventually. (Probably not for a long time though.)

The Demon Inside

The Demon Inside is a book that I received from the author (and one that I’m currently reading). It’s basically a zombie book. I will have a review for this book up next week, once I actually finish this book (and write the review) that is.

Dreadnought

Dreadnought is an ARC that I received from NetGalley. I got this book ages ago, but I have yet to read it. (I’m seriously behind on some of these ARCs!) It’s about superheroes and the main character is trans. I’m really exited to read this book in the future!


E

None.


F

A Feast for Crows – A Song of Ice and Fire book, which I will read someday. Who knows when that day will actually come.

Fragile Things – A short story collection by Neil Gaiman. As I already mentioned in this post, I want to read all of Gaiman’s books. I don’t actually know anything more about this short story collection, but I’m exited to read it eventually.

Fangirl – I have read Eleanor & Park by this author and I wasn’t that impressed by it. Fangirl seems like a book that I would enjoy. I will be reading this book once I’m in the mood for a contemporary and a cute romance.

Falling Kingdoms – A young-adult fantasy book that I have heard great things about. I do plan on reading it (obviously, since I own it), but I want to finish a few series first – as I have a habit of not finishing series that I started.


G

Charles Dickens

The only Charles Dickens book that I have ever read is A Christmas Carol. We just never had to read any of his books in high-school and I never picked up any on my own. Lets be real, most of his books are huge and intimidating! I really enjoyed his writing in A Christmas Carol and I definitely plan on reading more of his books in the future.

Victoria Schwab

As I already mentioned once in this post, I have read and loved A Darker Shade of Magic. And for some reason I haven’t continued that series yet. (Probably because I was too busy, but it could be an excuse.) I’m exited to get back into this world and see where the story will go!


H

Haruki Murakami

I received this book as a gift some time ago. So far I have read three Murakami books and really enjoyed all of them, I do want to read more of his works in the future. I just need to be emotionally prepared for them, as they can get quiet depressing.

Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is one of my all time favourite authors and I want to read everything that he has written. I’m really exited to read The Hidden Oracle, as I have heard amazing things about it. Plus I find it fascinating to read from a Gods point of view, especially Apollo’s!


I

Shatter Me

I have read Shatter Me some time ago and while I did enjoy it, I didn’t love it. I have heard amazing things about the other two books in this series though and I can’t wait to read them. Especially since the fourth book is coming out this year!

Eragon

The final book in The Inheritance Cycle. Not much to say about this, as I do have to read the third book, Brisingr, first. I love the cover for this book, but I might be biased as it is a dragon and it’s green (and I love both of those things).


J

None.


K

Haruki Murakami

Another Murakami book that I own but haven’t read yet. This one I got from my mom, as she enjoyed it a lot and thought I would like it as well. (She passed it down to me.) I literary know nothing about this book, but it’s Murakami so I’m most likely going to enjoy it.


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Grisha

Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors and I adored her Grisha books (and I mean both her trilogy and the Six of Crows duology). As soon as I heard that she was coming out with a short story collection of fairy tales set in the Grisha world I knew that I had to read it. This book is gorgeous and I can’t wait to get to it!

The long way to a small angry planet

Science fiction is a genre that I enjoy, but rarely pick up. I have heard amazing things about The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and a lot of people recommended it to me as well. I have no idea what it’s actually about and I don’t want to know either, I just want to go into it bling and see why people enjoy it so much.


M

More Than This – Patrick Ness is an author whose works I have really enjoyed, I want to read everything that he has written. I can’t wait to read More Than This, as I have heard amazing things about it and the premise sounds fascinating as well.

Magnus Chase – A series by the amazing Rick Riordan that I simply need to read! Especially since I already own all the books in the series and don’t have to wait for the next one to be released. Plus it’s about Norse Gods and I couldn’t be more exited about that!


N

Alexandra Bracken

The second book to The Darkest Minds, which I have already mentioned in this post. I don’t have anything to say about this book, as I haven’t even read the first one in the series.


O

None.


P

Stephen King

I love reading Stephen King’s books and being scared by them. So far I have read 15 books by him and I enjoyed the majority. Pet Sematary is one of those classic King books that I have wanted to read for years. I actually got this book for Christmas from my best friend and I can’t wait to read it!


Q

None.


R

Gentlemen’s BastardsThe Lies of Locke Lamora, which is the first book in the series, is one of my all time favourite fantasy books. I seriously can’t wait to continue this series, though I want to reread The Lies of Locke Lamora first, as it’s been years since I first read it (and don’t remember as much as I want to).

The Reborn King – This is a book that I received from the author. It’s about dragons, if it wasn’t obvious by the cover. I don’t know much more about this book, but I’m exited to start reading it soon.

The Raven Boys – I have heard so many amazing things about this series. I do want to read it eventually, but it’s not a priority. I really want to finish a few series before starting any new ones.


S

Spellslinger – I will be honest, the cover is what first drew me to this book. Then I actually read the synopsis and I wanted to read it even more. Plus I have heard great things about this author in general. Hopefully I will be able to read it soon!

This Savage Song – Another Victoria Schwab book that I own, but haven’t read yet. I want to finish The Shades of Magic series first before starting this one. So this book is going to sit on my shelf for a while longer.

Steelheart – I haven’t actually read any books by Brandon Sanderson yet. I know, shame on me as a lover of fantasy. Though I want to read all of his books, as they all sound fascinating. I’m going to start with Steelheart, seeing that I already own it – plus I do love stories about special powers!

The Song of Achilles – I have heard so many amazing things about this book and I know a ton of people who completely adore The Song of Achilles. I just need to prepare myself emotionally before I read this book, as I have a feeling that it’s going to break me.

A Storm of Swords – I own the separate edition of this book. This is also the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series that I need to read. Someday I will get to these books, but it takes me ages to read them (so who knows when it will happen).

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book and Becky Albertalli in general. The next time that I’m in the mood for a contemporary I will be picking this one up!


T

Michael J Sullivan

A lot of people recommended Theft of Swords to those who loved The Lies of Locke Lamora. And if you know me, you know that that is one of my all time favourite fantasy books. Plus the synopsis for Theft of Swords sounds fascinating and like something that I would love!

The Tiger's Daughter

The Tiger’s Daughter is an ARC that I received from NetGalley. (As I already mentioned, I’m a bit behind on my ARCs.) This is a fantasy book that sounds like something that I would love. Plus I have heard that it’s written in an epistolary form and I tend to enjoy books written like that a lot!


U

Shatter Me

As I have already mentioned in this post, I have read Shatter Me and I enjoyed it. I didn’t love it though. I have heard that the series only gets better, so I’m very exited to read Unravel Me and then later Ignite Me. I’m hoping to read both books before the fourth one comes out this year.

Uprooted

Uprooted sounds like a book that I will completely adore! I honestly have no idea why I haven’t read it yet, especially since I have owned it for a few months now. I’m blaming it on the reading slump that I was last year (and I mean all year long). I’m hoping to read this book as soon as possible!


V

None.


W

Marie Lu

I have read the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu before and I adored it at the time. Ever since then I have wanted to read more by Lu, but for some reason I never picked up The Young Elites (though I do still want to read it). When I read the synopsis to Warcross I knew that I had to read it, it just sounds amazing!


X, Y, Z

None.


Have you read any of these books? Which ones do you think I should get to first?

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

-Anna♥

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The NetGalley Book Tag

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I was tagged by the amazing Meghan @Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!


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

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

I actually have a few for this one. Basically all of my favourite authors belong in this category. I will read anything by them, no matter what it’s about. Those authors are:

  • Victoria Schwab,
  • Leigh Bardugo,
  • Rick Riordan,
  • Patrick Ness,
  • Neil Gaiman,
  • J.K. Rowling.

I’m sure there are a few more of them out there, but these are the first ones that came to my mind.


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

The first thing that draws me to a book on NetGalley is the cover. I’m a sucker for beautiful and interesting covers, so I would obviously check those out first. Then there is the fact that I may have heard about the book from someone, which makes me want to request it as well. But my biggest reason for requesting books is if they sound interesting and like something that I would enjoy, otherwise there is no point in requesting it.

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

No, I don’t review every book I read. I obviously review the ARCs and review books that I receive, as I’m kind of obliged to do that. Other than that I review the books that I feel like reviewing, the ones that I have a lot to talk about and the ones that I feel like raving/ranting about (depending on my enjoyment of it). If I don’t feel like reviewing a book, I won’t. I just don’t see the point in forcing myself to do that, as writing the review would be more bothersome than rewarding. (Disregarding that statement when it comes to ARCs and review books.)


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

I actually have no idea?! I don’t feel like I need my own badge, so I haven’t really thought about it before. Maybe a badge with my blogs logo? (Though I would need a blog logo first.) I honestly don’t know…

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

There are literary a ton of books that I’m dying to read. These are just some of them, none of which I actually own (I do need to get my hands on them soon).


6. 2018 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

The last ARC that I reviewed has been The Uploaded by Ferrett Steinmetz, do check out my review for it! This is not the last ARC that I received, but I have been behind on my ARCs for a while now (nobody is surprised really, I’m usually behind on everything) and I have been trying to catch up.

The Uploaded


Do you use NetGalley? What are some books you’re dying to read?

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

-Anna♥

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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.

Percy Jackson


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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