Rapid Fire Book Tag


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

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

1. eBook or Physical Book?

Physical book.

2. Paperback or Hardback?


3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

(Both?) In-Store book shopping.

4. Trilogies or Series?


5. Heroes or Villains?


6. A Book You Want Everyone to Read?

Animal Farm by George Orwell.

7. Recommend an Underrated Book?

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury.

8. The Last Book You Finished?

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis.

9. The Last Book You Bought?

American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

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

A piece of wood.

11. Used Books: Yes or No?


12. Top Three Favourite Genres?

Fantasy, Science Fiction and Historical Fiction.

13. Borrow or Buy?


14. Characters or Plot?

(Both?) Plot.

15. Long or Short Books?

(Both?) Long books.

16. Long or Short Chapters?

Short chapters.

17. Name the First Three Books You Think of…

Vicious by V. E. Schwab,

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern,

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

18. Books that Make You Laugh or Cry?

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

19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional worlds.

20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?


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

Yes, though I try not to.

22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?

Book to TV adaptations.

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

The Lord of the Rings movies.

24. Series or Standalones?


I tag:

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

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


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The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag || 2017 Edition


I was tagged by the amazing Heather @The Sassy Book Geek to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog!

As you can probably tell by the title, this isn’t the first time that I’m doing this tag. I have done it the previous two years as well and it’s become somewhat of a tradition. (The 2015 Edition and 2016 Edition, if you are interested in checking them out.) This year I haven’t been reading as much, I have only finished 15 books so far – so my answers might be a bit repetitive. Although, it does make actually picking my answers easier, so there is that as well!


It has to be, without a doubt, A Darker Shade of Magic by the wonderful Victoria Schwab. This book was simply amazing in every aspect! I loved the world and magic system that Schwab has created within this story. I can’t wait to continue reading this series and getting more information about the world, as I’m VERY fascinated by it. The characters were wonderful as well! The story, though slow at the beginning, turned out to be amazing as well.

And I have rambled enough, if you want more I do have a full review which you can check out. 😉

Victoria Schwab


I haven’t actually read that many sequels this year. (Or any really. For whatever reason, I definitely NEED to change that!) One that I did read was City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare and I really enjoyed this book, even though I didn’t completely love it. It was a lot better than the first book. (No, I still don’t like either Clary or Jace.) I’m very much looking forward to continuing this series, especially if the books keep getting better!

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



It’s obviously The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo. I have adored both The Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. I’m basically exited about any book that Leigh Bardugo releases and this one is no exception! The Language of Thorns is a collection of fairy tales that are told in the Grisha universe. I ADORE fairy tales! So that is another reason that I’m beyond exited about this book to come out! I have also heard that it’s illustrated, which makes it even better!



A book that I expected a lot from was Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson, but it ended up disappointing me very much instead. The premise sounded very interesting and like something that I would immensely enjoy. I was immediately drawn to it when I saw that it has some horror story retelling. (Plus the cover is simply gorgeous as well!) This book turned out to be rather flat for me, with a few interesting aspects but also some major problems.

I have a full review of this book where I go more into detail as to why I didn’t enjoy it and the problems that I had with it. So if you want to know more of my thoughts you can check it out.

Quinsey Wolfe's Glass Vault


The book that surprised me the most was Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson. This is a short story collection of dark tales, as the title implies. Don’t get me wrong, this book wasn’t one of my favourites (I ended up giving it 3.5 stars) but the stories in itself surprised me very much! I didn’t expected them to be as eerie and unnerving as they were. That was the aspect of these short stories that I enjoyed the most.

Shirley Jackson


No one actually. For an author to become one of my favourites I need to read at least a few books by them (two or more). There wasn’t a single new author that I read multiple books from this year and that’s why I don’t have a new favourite one.


This one I actually had to think about, as I don’t have fictional crushes that often. In the end I decided to go with Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab. I simply adored him as a character and I can’t wait to read the other books from this series to get more of him in them. (I’m beyond exited to read the other two books in this series, as I have heard that they only get better!)

Victoria Schwab


Two of my new favourite characters are Zahra and Aladdin from The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury. They were both such strong characters in their own way and I simply adored them. I loved them on their own and together as well. Their interactions were amazing to read! Everyone needs to read this book, as it was simply fantastic!

The Forbidden Wish


The only book that I remember that made me cry was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but that’s no surprise as I always end up crying whenever I reread a Harry Potter book. That’s just a thing that happens. I guess that I’m just to emotionally attached to this series. I read the illustrated edition of this book for the fist time this year and it was simply beautiful!

Harry Potter


The first book that came to my mind was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. Why? Because I reread this book this year and ended up loving it as much as I did the first time I read it. It just made me very happy to get back into this story and world once again. This book is beautifully written with an amazing story and characters. This is definitely a book that I will be rereading many times in the future!

Roshani Chokshi


None actually. I haven’t seen a single book to movie adaptation this year, so I can’t possibly have a favourite one. In general I’m just not a big movie person, I rarely end up watching movie. I just prefer watching tv shows and anime over movies.


I have published 54 posts in the first six months of this year. How in the world do you expect me to choose one favourite among them?! I love and am proud of all the posts that I publish, otherwise they would end up in the trash and not published at all. I guess a few posts that I particularly liked from the first half of the year are:


I haven’t been buying that many books this year. I’m actually on a book buying ban where I need to read 5 books before buying one new one. And seeing as I haven’t been reading much this year, I haven’t been buying many books either. A gorgeous book that I bought for my birthday was Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, this book is simply stunning!

Neil Gaiman


I really want to read Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. Contemporary isn’t a genre that I generally gravitate towards, as I’m mostly not interested by the stories (with a few exceptions of course). This book has an asexual main character and I simply NEED to read it for that! If you didn’t know, I identify as asexual and I have never read a book about an asexual character before. I have heard amazing things about this book so far and I’m very exited to get my hands on it!

Tash Hearts Tolstoy


Or rather what books do I want to read by the end of the year. I really want to read more books by Victoria Schwab, who is one of my favourite authors. I want to finish the Shades of Magic series and I want to start the This Savage Song duology (maybe even finish that one as well). I know that I will love all of these books, I just simply NEED to get to them!

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


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The Dim Sum Book Tag


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.


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!


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!


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! XD

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!


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The Cookie Book Tag


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. 🙂


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.

Chocolate Chip

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:


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


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!



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.)


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)!


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The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag!


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


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!


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!



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.


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!




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!



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



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.)



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


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.)


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!


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Inside & Out | Book Tag


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.


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.


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!


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.)


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.


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!



The Jungle Book Tag


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.


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.