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Ringing in the New Year || Book Tag

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Happy New Year! ✨ I hope that all of you will have a year filled with happiness, love and success! 💖

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As this is my first post of 2020 I thought I would start it with well wishes, even though it’s already the 4th. Anyway, I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but the Ringing in the New Year tag has become a tradition on my blog. This is my 5th year doing it, so there is that. If you are interested in the other posts I did, you can check them out here:


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 2019?

This is a hard question to answer. I have read 94 books in 2019 and many of them were fantastic! I finally decided to stop putting off reading the books I think I’m going to love, because of that I had an amazing reading year and many highly rated books. So I decided to pick 8 books that I loved this year, as an answer to this question.


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

The first author that came to my mind was Taylor Jenkins Reid, so I’m going with her. Though there are many amazing new authors that I read this year that I could choose. (Those are the problems that I like to have.)

There was just something about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing that captured my attention. I completely adored The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I would like to read all of her books, even though they are in genres that I don’t usually read. That just shows how much her writing has impressed me.


Most anticipated book turned movie/tv show?

(Yes, I know that it’s technically already out.)


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

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What’s on your TBR for 2020? (Top 5 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list!)


How many books do you hope to read in 2020?

As many as possible? I have had an amazing reading year in 2019. As I already mentioned in the first question, I ended up reading 94 books last year. I’m very proud of myself for that! (Especially since the two years before that weren’t the best in regards to reading.) I have finally gotten back into reading a lot and hopefully that will continue being the case in 2020!

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

I only ever participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I’m just really not interested in doing any of the others (maybe that will change in the future). Also, I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge rather low this year. There really isn’t a specific reason for that, I just liked seeing all the 20s together.

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

Not really? Last year was the first time I set myself resolutions (for different aspects of my life), I just felt that it was what I needed (due to some very personal reasons). This year I don’t feel that way, so I won’t be making any. Simple as that.

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How many books do you want to read in 2020? Do you have any resolutions? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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The Fall Bucket List Tag

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I was recently tagged by my amazing friends for this tag. 😀 They were Meghan @Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews, Marta @The Book Mermaid and Jessica @The Awkward Book Blogger. Thank you all once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out all their blogs! They are all wonderful and kind people. They also post some of the most amazing bookish content. You’re missing out if you aren’t already following them! ❤

I wanted to do this tag as soon as possible, while it was still autumn. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to do it this year. So here we are! 😀 Also, as it’s nearing the end of autumn I’m not going to be tagging anyone specific. But if you feel like doing this tag, consider yourself tagged by me!


The Rules:
  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of Tiffany’s graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

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LumberjanesI actually decided to go with a graphic novel series for this question. It’s the first thing that came to my mind when I read the question so I decided to go with it.

I’m talking about the Lumberjanes graphic novel series by Noelle Stephenson. The story follows a group of friends at a summer camp and their adventures, featuring magic and mythology. There are so many amazing moments in this graphic novel series. The friendship between the characters is wonderful to read about and their adventures are always interesting.

I must say that I enjoyed the first five volumes the most and then Noelle Stephenson stopped working on this graphic novel series and I felt that it lost a lot of its charm (at least to me). Still, the fist five volumes are amazing!


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I’m actually going with the same answer as Meghan, which is Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. This book just has so much hype surrounding it! I haven’t read it yet, nor do I actually own a copy yet. But I definitely do plan on picking it up in the future, seeing as Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors and the synopsis for Ninth House sounds fascinating.

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A graphic novel that I read recently that has wonderful friendships is Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker. This is a graphic novel set in a little town with the main characters being a witch and a werewolf. Beside being magical this graphic novel is very diverse as well. There are many amazing relationships in Mooncakes, friendships being just one of them.

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Katie O'Neill

There are actually many books that warm my heart in different ways. For this question I decided to go with a wholesome and beautiful graphic novel.

I’m talking about The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill. This is actually a graphic novel for younger readers, it’s very light and fluffy. The characters are all adorable and precious. I love all of them sooo much! The tea dragons are the cutest, they brought me so much joy. Katie O’Neill has also the most adorable art style out there. Literary everything about this graphic novel warms my heart! It also managed to make me very emotional, in the best way possible.

There is actually a sequel to this graphic novel, but I have yet to read it. I’m hoping to get my hands on it soon! I just need more of Katie O’Neill’s art and stories in my life.


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When I read this question the first character that came to my mind was the main character from With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. I haven’t read this book yet, so I don’t actually know the name of the character. But I do know that she is a very talented chef. I do plan on reading this book in the future, since I have read The Poet X and I enjoyed it a lot. (I literary couldn’t think of another character who is a chef?)

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Michael J SullivanJust recently I read Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan, which is the first book in his Riyria Revelations series (or rather the bind up of the first two books). This is a high fantasy series following a thief and mercenary on their adventures.

This book was so much fun! The main characters, Royce and Hadrian, are amazing and I love both of them. They are also such great friends, it’ was a lot of fun witnessing their interactions.

The reason that this book made me “jump for joy” is due to the fact that I discovered a new fantasy series to fall in love with. It’s been a while since a fantasy series has managed to capture my attention this fast! Theft of Swords just made me realise why I love reading high fantasy books and I had a lot of fun while I was reading it.


Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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All the Bookish Quizzes! || Identity Crisis Book Tag

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I was tagged by the wonderful Jessica @The Awkward Book Nerd to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 😊 Be sure to check out her blog!

Confession time: I was just recently tagged for this and I’m already doing it, despite having A TON of other tags that I need to do (for which I have been tagged ages ago). I’m sorry about that, but I LOVE quizzes which is why I just had to do this tag now. Hopefully I will be getting to the older tags soon (but knowing me, probably not).

Disclaimer: I haven’t read all of these series, so I might not be familiar with the characters that I get. I might research them, if I have no interest in reading the series but we shall see.

With all of that being said, lets get into the tag!

THE RULES:
  1. Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers.
  2. NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz.
  3. Give credit to the creator Loretta @ The Laughing Listener or tag her on twitter @LaughnListener so she can see everyone’s answers!!
  4. Tag some friends to spread the fun!

The Red Queen

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You’re Evangeline!
She may not have a crown on her head (yet?), but Evangeline is already our Queen! She’s fierce. Unstoppable. Cunning. Sassy. She has mastered the unique talent of complimenting and insulting someone all in the same sentence. We could go on and on, but basically we bow down to your greatness!

So we are starting off great. I haven’t read The Red Queen series, so I’m obviously not familiar with the characters. As this is a series that I have no interest in reading, I looked Evangeline up a little bit. She looks great in fanart and she seems like an interesting character (from the little I have seen), so I’m not really complaining. 😂 And I can be cunning and sassy, so it does fit to an extent.


Shadowhunters

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You’re Jem Carstairs & Alec Lightwood!
You’re selfless yet guarded, protective and romantic. You value those around you more than yourself, and sometimes you need to be reminded to take a moment for yourself! You’re the friend that everyone loves to have around, even if you doubt it sometimes.

Jem and Alec, two characters that I really like from The Shadowhunter Chronicles. I do think that I’m protective and guarded, also I tend to doubt myself so there is that as well. I think these two characters (or at least the description in this quiz) fit me well. Though I wouldn’t say I’m that romantic, or at least to my knowledge I’m not? I’m rather happy with the results of this quiz, if you couldn’t already tell. 😉


Throne of Glass

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You would be a combination of Rowan and Asterin!
You may come off as stand-offish at first, but once a new friend earns your loyalty, they have it for life. Not without good reason. You’ve been through your fair share of struggles and are careful to protect yourself from more.

I have read Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade, but that is it. So I basically know only a few of the characters and I have no idea who those two that I have gotten are. Okay, I googled them quickly and I just realised who Rowan is and I’m dying! 😂 I still have no idea who Asterin is, but whatever. I do think that the description fits me to an extent? I don’t think I come off as stand-offish, but I’m careful to protect myself (especially when meeting new people).


The Hunger Games

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Katniss Everdeen!
You’re smart, talented, and fiercely independent. You may not mean to but everyone looks up to you. Not only have you got a fiery spirit but you have a big heart — your friends and family mean the world to you. Keep on being you.

Now we are finally at a trilogy that I have read and actually know the characters! Though that wouldn’t have been necessary for me, as I literary got Katniss (and I think everyone knows of her). I’m actually really happy with the result of this quiz. 😀 Though I never thought I would get Katniss? I think the description fits me well, though I don’t know about everyone looking up to me and being talented. 😂


Harry Potter

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Neville Longbottom
You’re awkward and clumsy and hate being the center of attention. But you’re brave and big-hearted and people can always trust you to help them out in a bad situation.

YES, I GOT NEVILLE! I’m actually really happy with this result, as you can see by me screaming about it. Obviously I have read the Harry Potter series. I really like Neville as a character and I do identify with him a lot. I’m also awkward and I hate being the centre of attention. I’m not clumsy (though I do have my days) and I don’t know about being brave. But I do think I’m trustworthy and I like helping people out. 😊


A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court
A prince of darkness with a heart of gold, you’re the most powerful High Lord in Prythian. Despite your smoldering good looks and mind-crushing powers, you still manage to make time to appreciate art and nature a few close friendships. You’d give your life for those you love, and sell your soul to keep them safe.

Why in the world am I getting all the Sarah J. Maas main character love interests? 😂 Is that saying something about me? (Probably not.) Also, I should mention that I haven’t read any books in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series nor do I plan to. I do, however, know who Rhysand is from some of the discussions I have seen online. I don’t know how I feel about getting him? I’m justing dying from laughter at the description for him! 😂 It’s great to know that I have “smoldering looks” and “mind-crushing powers”. 😂


The Raven Cycle

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Blue Sargent
You are outspoken, and walk to the beat of your own drum. You’ve always been different, and take pride in your individualistic nature. Although you try to maintain a rebellious streak, you are consistently told that you are sensible. Remember, don’t kiss any strange boys!

I have read The Raven Boys, but I haven’t read the other books in the series nor do I plan to (as I didn’t enjoy the first book much). So, I got Blue as my result (as you can obviously see) and I’m okay with that? I don’t particularly care for Blue, but I don’t dislike her or anything like that. I actually identify with her description in this quiz quite a bit, so I’m not complaining about getting her. 🤷🏻


Twilight

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Jessica Stanley
The friend that everyone needs in their life, you must be Jessica! Sure, humans might not get to have as much fun as vampires, but you’ll show ’em how it’s done. You’re ever so curious, ever so friendly, and a little bit crazy — who wouldn’t want you as a BFF?

Well, apparently Bella wouldn’t want me as her BFF. 😂 (As far as I remember that is!) Yes, I have read the Twilight series but it’s been years and I don’t actually remember all that much about Jessica. I think that Bella really didn’t like her and that she was in love with Mike? Is that even his name? That is basically all that comes to my mind about her. But I do actually identify with her description (in this quiz) so I’m not complaining!


Folk of the Air

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You are Taryn!
People may think you’re shy but you have secrets of your own. You have your own desires and will go after them, no matter what it takes.

I haven’t read any of the books in The Folk of the Air series (I didn’t know it was called that, but it’s a great series title) so I have no idea who Taryn is. This is also a series that I’m debating on reading, so I won’t actually google to see who that character is. Anyway, I do think that I’m shy and I have my own secrets but doesn’t everyone? I just think this one is quite vague.🤷🏻


The Lunar Chronicles

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Cress
A Lunar shell confined to a satellite to aid Queen Levana with hacking and surveillance of Earthen countries. She is a petite girl with very long honey blonde hair, a heart-shaped face, and freckles. She has a very overactive imagination, and nervous around people due to her lack of social interaction growing up.

I have read the first three books in The Lunar Chronicles series, so I’m familiar with the majority of the characters. Cress is actually one of my favourite characters in that series, so I was very exited when I got her as my result. I’m not confined to a satellite (obviously), nor am I petite or blond. I don’t have a heart-shaped face or freckles either. I do, however, have a very overactive imagination and I’m nervous around new people. So I do identify with Cress a little bit. 😊


I tag:

If you have already done this tag, or just don’t feel like doing it, feel free to ignore me!


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

-Anna♥

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The End of the Year Book Tag

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I was tagged by the amazing Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly’s blog, she has amazing content and I always look forward to reading her posts. You are missing out if you aren’t following her!


1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

The only book that I have started this year that I haven’t finished is Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. I expected there to be more, but I have been very good with finishing books this year. The reason why I stopped reading this book was because I wasn’t in the mood for a contemporary (and my mental health was acting up at the time I was reading it). I was actually very much enjoying this book and I plan on picking it up again very soon.

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2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Not really? I’m not someone who reads a specific genre/book during a specific season. I’m a mood reader, so I pick up books whenever I’m in the mood for them despite the season.

But for the sake of answering this question “properly”, I decided to pick the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Recently I have decided to reread the series in its entirety, as it has been a few years since I have done that. I have reread one book here and there, but I haven’t reread the entire series. So I decided it was high time to do that again! This month I have already reread the first three books and I think they are the perfect autumnal books. (Though you can read Harry Potter during any season.)


3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

So I actually picked four books for this answer. (When have I ever followed the rules?) I already mentioned that I want to read Tash Hearts Tolstoy soon, so I obviously had to put it here. The Republic of Thieves is the third book in the Gentlemen’s Bastards series by Scott Lynch and I just recently finished the second book in it. Obviously I want to continue reading this series as soon as possible. Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab is a sequel that I’m very much exited to read, hopefully during the Halloween season. And Mooncakes is a graphic novel that I have received for review. I’m very exited to get around to it soon!


5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I’m not completely sure. There are books that I think could become my favourites, like The Republic of Thieves, but they wouldn’t shock me (as I already love the first two books in the series). There is always a possibility of a book becoming one of yearly favourites, but I don’t actually have a set TBR for the rest of the year. Basically I don’t even know which books I plan on reading, therefore I have no idea which book could become a new favourite of mine. Though Mooncakes might fit that category, as that graphic novel sounds like something I would love. (And as already mentioned, I plan on reading it soon.)

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6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

Not really? That is mostly due to the fact that I don’t usually have that many reading plans. I only do the Goodreads Reading Challenge and nothing else. That doesn’t really require making specific plans. I don’t do reading list challenges, as I’m a mood reader and I could never stick to them. I think I’m going to set my Goodreads Reading Challenge to 52 books, same as this year. (But not even that is set in stone.)

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As always, if you don’t feel like doing this tag feel free to ignore me! ❤ 🙂


What books do you want to read before the end of the year? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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Norse Mythology Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Aria @Snow White Hates Apples to do this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out Aria’s blogs! You are missing out if you aren’t following her!

I’m super late with doing this tag, as per usual. I have so many tags and awards that I have been tagged/nominated for. Tags are something that I’m always going to be late for, I seriously don’t see that changing in the near future. Anyway, I’m not tagging anyone specific for this tag but if you feel like answering these questions consider yourself tagged by me! 😀

Spoiler warning: One Piece character death mentioned in question 11

THE RULES:
  • Link back to Kyera’s @Kyera’s Library original post so she can see all your answers!
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

1. ODIN – FAVOURITE STANDALONE

Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.

My all time favourite standalone is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Or rather one of them, as I have a few standalones that I would consider to be my favourites. I decided to go with The Night Circus as it is a book that means a lot to me. I read it at the perfect time and I was completely absorbed by it. Even though I have read it years ago it’s a book that I still think about. I plan on rereading The Night Circus soon, it’s been too long since I have been in this wonderful world!

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2. THOR – A BOOK THAT HITS YOU IN THE FEELS

Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.

I was debating how to answer this question. I didn’t know if I wanted to go with a book that broke my heart one that I found heartwarming. In the end I decided to go with the heartwarming option. Therefore I picked Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I completely adore this book and I have reread it multiple times. The characters and the story simply warm my heart, which is why I have reread it as many times as I have.

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3. LOKI – BIGGEST BOOK PLOT TWIST OR CHARACTER BETRAYAL

Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos.

I don’t actually have an answer for this question. There are many amazing plot twists out there but I honestly don’t know which one was the biggest one? I also don’t want to spoil anything and I can’t answer this question without doing that. So I shall leave it at this, sorry! (I just don’t feel comfortable mentioning books with huge plot twists or character betrayals.)

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4. FRIGG – OTP

Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility, and fate.

I don’t have one all time favourite OTP. There are many fictional couples that I adore. I decided to go with a bit of a strange answer for this question. (Strange in the sense that it’s a non-bookish couple.) I picked Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled. Recently I re-watched this movie, which is why this couple is fresh on my mind. I adore both of them and their interactions were wonderful to watch! In general, Tangled is such an amazing movie.

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5. HEIMDALL – FAVOURITE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES

Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.

6. BALDUR – FAVOURITE MALE CHARACTER

Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.

This might be a cliche answer? But I would be lying if I didn’t say Harry Potter. Ever since I fist read the Harry Potter series I loved Harry as a character. He is my favourite from the entire series (I think I have mentioned that on my blog before?) and that means something, as there are many amazing characters in the Harry Potter world. Seeing as Harry Potter is my all time series, it’s only logical that Harry Potter would be my favourite male character. 😉


7. SIF – MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER

Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

8. FREY – BOOK/SERIES THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY

Frey is the Lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.

The first book, or rather series, that came to my mind was Harry Potter. But I decided to go with something different. The book that makes me very happy is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. (I know that it’s a series, but I haven’t read the other books yet.) There is just something so cozy about this book and it’s story. I first fell in love with the movie and then read this book. While the stories are slightly different I still love both. This story just makes me so happy!

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9. FREYA – FAVOURITE BOOK SETTING

Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

I love fantasy stories set in magical and dark woods. There is just something so fascinating and captivating about that setting for me. An example of that type of setting can be found in Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I haven’t read nearly enough books with similar settings, but I definitely plan on changing that in the future! There are many other settings I love, this is just the first one that came to my mind.

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10, TYR – FAVOURITE BOOK WITH A BIG UPHEAVAL/EPIC FIGHT SCENE

Tyr is the god of war.

The first book that actually came to my mind was The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s probably due to the fact that I have recently rewatched some scenes from The Lord of the Rings movies, so the story is fresh in my mind. It’s been a long time since I have read this book, so my memories of the fight scenes are a bit fuzzy. But, as I already mentioned, I watched the movie version of it recently which is why I decided to choose it. (Plus I really didn’t want to overthink this question.)

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11. ULLER – CHARACTER DEATH THAT AFFECTED YOU THE MOST

Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.

This question I have to answer with a manga character death. Though there are many book character deaths that affected me, the one that stands out the most to me is the death of one of my favourite character from the One Piece manga/anime. That character being Portgas D. Ace. It’s been literary years since his death and I still haven’t gotten over it! Even now when I’m watching One Piece and they mention Ace in some context I get very emotional. I couldn’t pick any other character for this question.

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12. NJORD – FAVOURITE BOOK AN EPIC JOURNEY ON WATER/OCEAN SETTING

Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

The first book that came to my mind when I read this question was Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. This is the second book in the Gentlemen Bastards series. I’m currently reading this book, which is why I thought of it first. I’m nearly done with this book though and I have adored it so far (and I don’t think that is going to change). This book has pirates in it and the main characters learn about boats and sailing. They also end up sailing for a portion of the story, which is why this book fits this category perfectly.

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13. VALKYRIE – FAVOURITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

A new favourite character of mine is Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Evelyn is such a fascinating character who I loved learning more about throughout the story. She has faced many hardships and she has managed to overcome so much during her life. Evelyn is a flawed character, who you couldn’t help but feel for. I can’t praise this character enough. Evelyn Hugo is simply an inspiration!

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14. AESIR/VANIR – FAVOURITE BOOK “CREW”

The Aesir and the Vanir are the two groups of Norse gods, believed to be the old and new gods.

The Dregs from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. As soon as I read the word “crew” I immediately thought of them. They just fit this question perfectly!

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15. SEIPYRTS – FAVOURITE SIDEKICK (NON-HUMAN CHARACTER)

Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on… although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

The first character that came to my mind was Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Iko is an android and she appears for the first time in Cinder. I find Iko to be a very fascinating character and she was an amazing sidekick to Cinder. She has a wonderful personality and she continues being amazing throughout the story. Iko’s and Cinder’s friendship is wonderful as well! I seriously need to read Winter soon, I can’t wait to see how the story will wrap up.

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How would you answer any of these questions? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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Twenty Questions Book Tag

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I was tagged by Riana @Fictional Worlds & Me and Beth @Reading Every Night to do this tag. Thank you both once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out their blogs!

Also, I’m not tagging anyone specific. If you feel like doing this tag consider yourself tagged by me! 😉 This post is rather long, so I shall keep this beginning part short. Plus I don’t really have much to add to this. Let’s just get into the questions!


1. How many books is too many books in a series?

Over 10? I don’t really know. It depends on the author and if they are dragging out the story or not.

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2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I both love and hate them. They are great to make you pick up the next book in the series, but if the next book isn’t out yet it’s torture waiting for it to come out. Also it’s great when chapters end in cliffhangers, as I’m even more motivated to continue reading. Obviously they need to be well done as well, otherwise there really is no point to them.


3. Hardcopy or paperback?

This is a rather hard choice for me. If I have to pick one I would pick paperback. They are just easier to read, plus I can take them with me easier. Though I like hardcovers as well.

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4. Favourite book?

This is an impossible question for me to answer. I have many books that I would consider to be my favourites! Picking just one is simply not possible. I’m going to choose four books that first came to my mind. (But there are many more I could pick!)


5. Least favourite book?

There are quite a few books out there that I very much dislike. For this question I decided to go with four of my least favourite classics (they are all 1 stars), because of course I just couldn’t pick one book as the answer.


6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No. They are rarely, if ever, done well.

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7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I don’t DNF books, so I don’t have an answer for this question. When I’m not enjoying a book I will skim-read it, but I won’t outright DNF it. (Huh, I should probably start DNF-ing books that I’m not enjoying.)


8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading and loving Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch, which is the second book in his Gentlemen Bastards series. Earlier this year I reread the first book in the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and now I’m finally reading the second book. I can’t believe that I have waited this long to read it, as I’m loving it so much!

Gentlemen Bastards


9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Actually the last book that I recommended to someone was The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The person who I recommended it to was my mom, as we were just recently talking about books and what we have been reading. Obviously I had to tell her about this brilliant book and hopefully she will read it in the future (once a translated edition comes out, as she can’t read in English).

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10. Oldest book you’ve read?

The oldest books that I have read are The Odyssey and The Iliad by Homer. They are both from 720 BC. Obviously I took this question as the oldest book published, not the oldest edition of a book that I have read. I couldn’t answer the later one even if I tried, as I honestly have no idea.


11. Newest book you’ve read?

According to Goodreads the newest released book that I have read is Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre. This book came out on the 9th of July 2019. Sadly I didn’t enjoy Heartwood Box all that much, but that isn’t the question so I shall move on.

Heartwood Box


12. Favourite author?

I have many authors that I adore and would consider my favourites. Two of my favourite authors are Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab! They write such fantastic books and I want to read everything that they have published and will publish in the future.


13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Which one I do or which one I prefer? I buy all the books that I read, though I want to join a library soon. So my answer is going to be a combination of both of those.

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14. A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?

The first one that came to my mind was The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I just didn’t click with this book. I found it to be very underwhelming. Especially after I heard so many wonderful things about it from everyone else. I didn’t like any of the characters, to be honest I was annoyed with them throughout the whole story. The story didn’t capture me either. I guess this book just wasn’t my cup of tea. Though I must say that I did enjoy the writing style.

Maggie Stiefvater


15. Bookmarks or dogears?

Bookmarks. I have always used bookmarks when reading. Even when I was little I used pieces of paper to keep track of where I was in the story. Using bookmarks has just become such a habit for me and I can’t even imagine dogearing pages.


16. A book you can always reread?

I’m going with a cliche answer for this question. But I would be lying if I didn’t answer this question in this way. The book, or rather series, that I can always reread is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I have already reread this series many times and I plan on rereading it in the future as well. Harry Potter is my comfort series and I always love rereading it.


17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yes and no. I do like listening to classical music while reading, so yes in that sense. I don’t listen to music with lyrics when reading, I find myself getting distracted by them.

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18. One POV or multiple POVs?

It depends on the book and genre. I’m actually not that picky when it comes to POVs. I do prefer third person POVs, but that is not even the question asked. So, when reading contemporary I prefer one POV. While with fantasy I enjoy multiple POVs. Though there are instances when I enjoy the opposite.


19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Over multiple days. I don’t usually have the time or concentration to read a book in one sitting. I actually prefer reading books over multiple days, as it allows me to be immersed in a story for a longer time period. Of course there are exceptions and sometimes I’ll read a book in a day (usually graphic novels or shorter books).


20. One book you read because of the cover?

I don’t think there is a book that I have solely read because of the cover. I always read the synopsis to find out if it’s something that I’m interested in. Recently I read The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot, which is a book that I requested for review. This book fits this question, as the cover was what drew me to it and made me want to read it.

The Art of Taxidermy


How would you answer any of these questions? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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My Favourite Books, TV Shows, Songs of 2019!? || The BW Mid-Year Tag

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I was tagged by the amazing Virginia @The Sassy Library Fox for this tag. Thank you once more! ❤ 🙂 Be sure to check out her blog! This tag was originally created by Caidyn and Chantel @BW Reviews.

Yes, I’m aware that it is nearing the end of August and that that is not half way of the year (not by a long shot). But I really wanted to do this tag, so here we are! 😀 I love doing tags that reflect on my year and this one was especially fun since it didn’t just focus on books (as some others do). With all that being said, let’s get into the tag! 🙂


1. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR GOODREADS CHALLENGE? AHEAD OR BEHIND?

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2. HAVE YOU REALLY BEEN READING YOUR TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR?

I didn’t actually make a list of the top ten books that I need to read this year. I don’t make TBRs (aside for readathons), as I don’t stick to them and whenever I make a TBR I don’t feel like reading any of the books on it. The struggle of a mood reader. So I don’t really have an answer for this question.


3. ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE SOME OF YOUR TOP TENS HALFWAY THROUGH?

Well, I can’t answer this one either for the same reason as the previous question.

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4. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE BOOKS SO FAR THIS YEAR?

I have read so many amazing books this year! Picking just five was really hard for me. I did do the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag this year, so you can check out that post if you are interested in more of my favourite books.


5. ANY NEW RELEASES YOU’RE EXCITED FOR?

6. FAVOURITE CHARACTER OF A NEW (EITHER RELEASED THIS YEAR OR NEW TO YOU) BOOK THIS YEAR

A character that stood out to me this year was Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. She is such a fascinating character that I completely fell in love with. I can’t really put into words why I love her as much as I do without spoiling things in the book. Just know that Evelyn Hugo is a compelling person that I loved reading about.

Taylor Jenkins Reid


7. WHAT’S A BOOK YOU REGRET NOT HAVING READ SO FAR THIS YEAR?

8. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOWS/MOVIES YOU’VE WATCHED THIS YEAR?

I have watched quite a few good tv shows this year. (As you may know, I don’t tend to watch movies often.) So picking just one favourite is impossible for me. The three shows that stood out the most for me were DARK, Good Omens and The Umbrella Academy. If you want to know more of my thoughts on any of them, check out these posts:


9. WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO WATCH BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT?

Wow. This is a really difficult question. There is a ton of things that I want to watch, be it tv shows, anime or movies. I don’t have one thing that particularly stands out as something that I have to watch this year. It depends on my mood. Still, I wanted to pick something to answer this question with. A tv show that I’m very much interested in is Gentleman Jack – which is a historical drama about lesbians (or that’s what I have been told about it). Hopefully I’ll be able to get to this show soon!

Gentleman Jack


10. WHAT’S ONE SONG YOU’VE BECOME OBSESSED WITH?

I have become obsessed with BTS and many of their songs. Picking just one seems impossible to me, especially since I’m listening to many of their songs daily. As I’m currently listening to Fake Love, as I’m writing this, I think it’s a good song to pick for this question.

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11. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS/ALBUMS SO FAR?

For this question the only right answer, for me, is BTS. For over a month now I have only been listening to their music and nothing else. I just love their music sooo much! It’s been a long time since a group/artist has manage to capture my attention this much (and I mean it’s been years since that has happened to me). If you are interested in how I got into BTS I rambled about it in my July Wrap Up.

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What are some of your favourite tv shows, movies, books, songs from this year? Let me know in the comments below!

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

-Anna♥

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