Gilmore Girls Book Tag

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I saw The Gilmore Girls Book Tag on Regan of PeruseProjects Booktube channel a few months ago and wanted to do the tag myself. I enjoy watching Gilmore Girls, and in my opinion,  Gilmore Girls: A Year of the Life was the best sequel/reboot that I’ve seen come out of Netflix so far! Sorry Fuller House! I’m really hoping for a second season of Gilmore Girls:A Year of the Life, but for right now, I’ll settle with this tag.

Lorelai | A character with a witty or sarcastic sense of humor 

Dimple from When Dimple Met Rishi. Dimple’s sarcasm was most definitely a highlight in Sandhya Menon’s debut novel, plus how often do you meet someome who’s not afraid to throw an iced coffee in a guy’s face?? Lorelai would approve, but feel sad about the wasted coffee.

Rory | Favorite classic

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I haven’t read this one in a while,so I’m  due for a reread in the near future.

Luke| A book you secretly love, but are not afraid to admit

A book that I know isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but wasn’t definitely mine is Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Lane | A musical character

Adam from Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.

Dean | Your first book love (character or book you first loved)

Gale from The Hunger Games

Sookie |A book you’ve devoured

I have eaten so many books up, but I’m going to go with my most recent treat, Bonfire by Krysten Ritter.
Jess | A book you love, that gets the most hate

 A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. A lot of people LOVE this book and series, and a lot of people hate this series. The depiction of a character’s sexuality in ACOWAR has caused much debate in the book community.

Miss Patty| A book that was ruined by the hype 

Now I often don’t pick up middle grade books, but maybe I would have picked up Serafina and the Black Cloak if I HADN’T SEEN IT EVERYWHERE THIS SUMMER. There was a lot of promotion for this series over on Booktube, and I just grew tired of seeing it in every book haul I watched. I’m all for paid promotions, but it was just too many bloggers all at once.

Emily Gilmore | An expensive book

I’m going with one of the most expensive books on my shelf, which is the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. The quality of the book itself and the illustrations definitely make up for the price tag.

Paris | An uptight character

Nesta from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. There’s nothing wrong with being uptight here because Nesta is my favorite character in the ACOTAR world .

Are you a Gilmore Girls fan? Share in the comments!

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Mystery Blogger Award

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The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto of Okoto Enigmas Blog ,and I was nominated by Rebecca of My Life as a Sports Fangirl.The purpose of the Mystery Blogger Award is to honor bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do so with love and passion. Many thanks goes to Rebecca for nominating me!

The Rules

  • Put the logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and link their blog.
  • Tell your reader 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things about Me

1.I don’t like coffee. Some people tell me that this will change as I truly “adult”, but I can’t get over coffee’s bitter taste, even when I get a flavored drink, and I find that it makes me more tired than awake. However, I’ve grown to really enjoy tea and hot chocolate will always be a favorite of mine.

2.Since Rebecca’s blog incorporates her love of sports, I thought I’d share a sports related fact about me: my favorite professional sports team is the New York Rangers. Since baseball season is coming to close (it’s at least over for me, since the Yankees aren’t in the World Series), my focus is back on hockey and NYR.

3.I’ve seen 3 Broadway shows in my life so far: Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, and Hamilton. I plan on seeing more shows in the near-future, and I’m actually going to see Waitress next month!

Rebecca’s Questions

What’s your favorite season? Summer. As it starts getting colder where I live, the more and more I miss summer and its warm weather. I love summer for being able to go swimming, sitting by the pool, going to the beach, and of course, gobbling up as many contemporary reads as possible.

Do you have any Booktube or general Youtube channel recommendations? I probably have TOO many of each, but I’ll give you a few! Booktube-wise, I recommend Christine of polandbananasbooks, Kristin of SuperSpaceChick, and Paige of The Paige-Turner. I definitely don’t watch as much general Youtube as I do Booktube, but my favorite Youtuber has to be Zoë Sugg of Zoella and MoreZoella. I love watching Zoë’s vlogs and I especially recommend her Vlogmas.

Who is your favorite superhero? Wonder Woman. I have the featured Funko Pop below to prove so, AND I WILL READ WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER BY THE END OF 2017. I have a signed copy of the book at home, and I get a bit nervous about bringing my signed copies from home to college because I’m afraid they’ll get ruined in travel.
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Do you like to read classics? Why or why not? Yes and no. Classics are tough for me because most of the classics I’ve read have been required of my school coursework. I love reading, but I hate being forced to read a book that I may or may not have any interest in. I often have trouble connecting to the writing style of many classics, for example, I really didn’t like the writing in The Scarlet Letter and I couldn’t get through Jane Eyre. I’ve found that I enjoy classics from the late 19th century and the 20th century the most- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Crucible, and The Bell Jar are among my favorites.

What’s your least favorite book that you’ve read this year? Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock. I wasn’t a fan of the characters, the writing style, or the plot at all, and I found myself pushing this one to the side to pick up other books and I ended up forcing myself to finish.

I nominate:

Courtney from Buried in a Bookshelf

Raven and Beez from Raven & Beez  

Jade from Jade Writes Books 

If you’ve done the award already or you’re currently writing like you’re running out of time enough, no worries!

My Questions:

If you could revive any past TV show, what would it be?

Do you celebrate any holidays during the winter season?

What is or was your favorite subject in school?

If you had a soundtrack of your life, what would be three songs on the album? 

What books are you hoping to get to before the end of 2017?

The TBR Tag

Today I’ll be doing a book tag inspired by every reader’s best friend and worst enemy: the TBR pile. For anyone who’s new to the book community, TBR stands for to-be-read.

The TBR Tag was originally created by Dana from DanaSquare and Rachel from A Perfection Called Books.

How do you keep track of your TBR? I used to create a TBR list in Microsoft Excel, but since 2015, I’ve been using Goodreads. Besides checking off books on the site, I like to print out my TBR and cross off what I’ve read.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook? All print. E-books just aren’t my thing.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next? I’m definitely a mood reader, but I try to read my ARCs (advanced readers copies) before release date, and if one of my most anticipated releases has just come out (thinking back to May with A Court of Wings and Ruin), I pick it up almost immediately.

12810834.jpgA Book That’s Been on Your TBR The Longest: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad—I think this has been on my list since 2015!

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR: The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe 

A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading: I do a pretty good job of making sure that there aren’t books on my TBR that I’m really not going to get to, but I’m going to go with The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon, mainly because it’s hard to find some of her books in the US, especially in my local library system.

An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For: Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu 29749090.jpg

A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan. I plan on reading The Sword of Summer soon, as the last book in the trilogy comes out in October.

A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends to You: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read: Solitaire by Alice Oseman. I loved Radio Silence, so I am excited to pick up her debut novel.

What book do you want to get off your TBR by the end of 2017? Share in the comments!

The End of Year Book Tag

I can’t believe that there’s less than one-hundred days left of 2017! I’ve been lucky enough to have some pretty cool experiences this year and still have a lot more to look forward to. I’ve read SO MANY GREAT BOOKS THIS YEAR and still have two and half months for more! I saw this tag featured on Alex of coffeeloving bookoholic‘s blog a few weeks back and I think it’s a great way to reflect on some of your reading goals for the rest of the year.

Q: Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

A: I don’t have any books in particular, as I just want to stay on top of my current reads amidst schoolwork and college life.

Q: Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

A: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Q: Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

A: Renegades by Marissa Meyer. As the first book in Marissa Meyer’s latest series gets closer and closer, the more excited I am for Renegades! I’m interested to read her take on superheroes and villainy.

Q: What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

A: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) by Rick Riordan, Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, and Bonfire by Krysten Ritter.

Q: Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

I’m still not sure what my absolute favorite book of the year is yet (Warcross, Little Fires Everywhere, and Always and Forever, Lara Jean are among the top contenders), but I think They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera could be a contender.

Q:Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

In November, I want to start rereading the Throne of Glass series in anticipation of the last ToG book coming out next year. I plan on reading at least one ToG book per month, (which sadly means putting Tower of Dawn off a bit longer), as I’ve forgotten some of the smaller, yet important details of the story, so my reread will lead me into 2018.

What are some reading goals that you want to finish by the end of the year? Share in the comments!

Holidays Book Tag

I was tagged by Audrey from Audrey Writes Abroad to do her original book tag, the Holidays Book Tag. I love to mood read, so reading books that can relate to a certain holiday or holiday season are among my favorites.

RULES:

  1. Make a post of your own in which you name a book that you would want to read for each of the holidays below. (Feel free to change the holidays if you celebrate different ones!)
    2. Tag at least 5 bloggers to do it at their turn.
    3. Link back to audreywritesabroadso she can see your post!
    4. Have fun!

 Valentine’s Day– contemporaries with some romance please!toallthe22875451.jpg

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

 St. Patrick’s Day– books that feature a bit of luck 

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Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

 Summer Break– books about summer, featuring at least the beach, ice cream, a bit of romance, or summer vacation 

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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Fourth of July– in this case, books that allow for your Hamilton obssesion to further grow 

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I, Eliza Hamilton by Susan Holloway Scott

Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

My Birthday– some books that make my heart more than happy 

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Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Warcross by Marie Lu

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

Christmas– books that take place in wintery settings or during the Christmas season, aka books that will make your heart cozy 

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

My True Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins

 New Year’s Day: a book that features the New Year

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If my memory is correct, Isla and the Happily Ever After begins around (or maybe even on New Year’s Day). Also related to the New Year, I read Lola and the Boy Next Door from New Years Eve to New Years Day in 2016 and read sla and the Happily Ever After right after.

If you’re interested in doing the Holidays Book Tag, then congrats: you’ve been tagged!

What holiday or holiday season puts you in the best reading mood? Share in the comments!

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

Aren’t we in a bit of an awards season? While I’m not the biggest award show person, being that the only one that I’ve watched fully was the 2016 Tonys mostly (okay, completely) because of Hamilton, I am looking forward to this year’s Emmys mainly because of Master of None and Big Little Lies.

Speaking of awards, today I’ll be doing The Versatile Blogger Award. I was nominated by Ally from Ally Writes Things, and this award was created by Delphine from Delphine the Babbler. The Versatile Blogger Award lets you know a little bit more about your blogger.

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Get yourself a blogger who treats her books like how Rafiki treats newborn Simba.

Rules:

  • Give an air kiss and hug to your nominator and share their links with your followers
  • Nominate 10 bloggers that you admire and don’t forget to link
  • Let your nominees know you nominated them
  • Reveal 7 facts about yourself that hasn’t been acknowledged yet before

7 Things to Know about Haley:

1.I consider myself to be a pretty athletic person, even though I admit that I prefer to curl up in bed with a book over working out. My favorite sports include field hockey, swimming, and hockey, and I love playing softball and tennis with my family.

2.I have two dogs, both rescues, and they are two of my favorite things in the world. I miss them a lot when I’m at school, but I have tons of photos of them in my dorm.

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3.My favorite movie out of The Hunger Games film adaptations is Catching Fire, however, Catching Fire is my “least” favorite book in the series.

4.I have too many cardigans to count, but they are for sure the best things to wear in the fall and winter.

5.I used to be really into knitting when I was in middle school and a bit in high school. I enjoyed making scarfs the most, but my best accomplishment was my making a blanket with a crotched border.

6.Whenever I watch the Parks and Recreation episode, Ann and Chris, I cry at the end, when Ann says goodbye to Leslie (this is also a PSA to watch Parks and Recreation if you haven’t already).

7.My favorite gaming console is the Nintendo Gamecube. My siblings and I spent a lot of time this summer playing Mario Kart and Mario Superstar Baseball.

I’m not going to be nominating ten bloggers, but I will be nominating a few!

Em from Keystroke Blog

Judith from Chain Interaction

Sara from The Book Cycle

 

Disney Princess Sidekicks Book Tag

I was tagged by Danielle from Life of a Literary, whose book blogging game is always on point, to do the Disney Princess Sidekicks Book Tag. The title may be a mouthful, but it’s an exciting one from this Disney fan. Throughout this summer, I’ve been channeling my inner Moana (my dog is my Pua) at the beach and by the pool, singing “How Far I’ll Go” for all my neighbors to hear, even if my siblings go under water out of embarrassment! This tag was created by Mandy from Book Princess Reviews.

MUSHU FROM MULAN/OLAF + SVEN FROM FROZEN

THE COMIC RELIEF – NAME YOUR FAVORITE HILARIOUS CHARACTER OR YOUR FAVORITE COMEDY/FUNNY BOOK – Appa from Maurene Goo’s I Believe in a Thing Called Love. I’m a sucker for dad humor, and Appa’s cuteness more than helps matters.thingcalledl

THE SEVEN DWARFS FROM SNOW WHITE

FAVORITE GROUP/ENSEMBLE- I’ve read many books with fantastic group ensembles, but one that comes to mind (AND ONE THAT I HAVEN’T MENTIONED IN A WHILE SO IT’S OVERDUE) is the cast of V.E. Schwab’s Vicious. I’ll take Eli and Victor and Sydney and Dol and Mitch ANYDAY. *not so patiently awaits Book 2*.

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THE LOYAL CHEERLEADER CHAMELEON (NOT A FROG, FLYNN RIDER) – NAME A BOOK THAT STARTED OUT ONE WAY BUT CHANGED FOR YOU-  The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder. Unfortunately, this book went from exciting to weirdom and a bit boredom for me. This book follows two best friends’ quite spontaneous getaway across the US, and as someone who joins in on any love for Morgan Matson’s Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour , I get very excited about books about road trips. However, the plot got very bizarre once Hannah and Zoe leaving their hometown, including Zoe’s fascination with aliens.

MEEKO FROM POCAHONTAS

POCAHONTAS’S SLY AND SNEAKY RACCOON FRIEND – NAME A PLOT TWIST THAT YOU DID NOT SEE COMING- I try to avoid finding out that a book has a plot twist as much as I can, so for this one, I’m going with a book that is well-known for its plot twist (not to mention one that even I DID NOT see coming– the more you read, the more you pick up on these things), We Were Liars by E.Lockhart.

RAJAH FROM ALADDIN / FLOUNDER FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID

GENTLE WITH THEIR PRINCESS BUT PROTECTIVE WITH EVERYONE ELSE – NAME YOUR FAVORITE BEST FRIEND IN A NOVEL- Jilly from Sarah Dessen’s Once and For All. I hope that Sarah writes a book all about Louna’s best friend’s food truck and babysitting shenanigans.

LOUIS FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG / SEBASTIAN FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID / COGSWORTH, LUMIERE, MRS. POTTS, & CHIP FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

THE MUSICAL BUNCH – NAME A NOVEL WHERE MUSIC PLAYED A BIG PART OR MADE YOU WANT TO SING ITS PRAISES- This Savage Song by Victoria SchwabThis Savage Song is both a book where music plays a big role, as August finds power and comfort in his violin, and where I have continue to sing its praises.

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THE OBSTACLE IN FLYNN RIDER’S WAY – NAME A CHARACTER THAT FACES A LOT OF OBSTACLES- Elle from Geekerella by Ashley Poston.  As Elle fights against her stepmother and step sisters, she finds that having a dog and a friend with a food truck is more than helpful.

HAMISH, HUBERT, & HARRIS FROM BRAVE

FAVORITE FAMILY DYNAMICS IN A NOVEL- The Blair family from Taylor Jenkins Reid’s One True Loves. They own a bookstore for crying out loud!!! I don’t just love the Blairs for their bookstore, rather I love their support for one other and their goal of keeping their family together as much as they can (you better believe that the books help!).

RAY FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG / 3 FAIRIES FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY

THE ADVICE GIVERS – BOOK THAT MOST IMPACTED YOUR LIFE- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It wasn’t so much the story that impacted my life (even though today’s world seems more and more headed into a dystopian tale), but rather it was my experience with it. I read THG the same year as its film release, and I doubted that I would even like it (even 13-year old Fangirl was afraid of the hype). As you may or may not have guessed, I fell in love with The Hunger Games and ate up the trilogy, and I consider it one of my very first fandoms . After seeing the first film adaptation with me, my dad even read them!! It was very bittersweet for the films to come to an end during my senior year of high school.

HEI HEI FROM MOANA

NAME A CHARACTER THAT STEALS THE SHOW- They can be just a tad (INSANELY) creepy, but AIDAN from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

GUS & JAQ FROM CINDERELLA

OPPOSITES ATTRACT – NAME YOUR FAVORITE OR WORST OPPOSITE ATTRACTS PAIRING- One of my favorite opposite attracts paring is Cath and Jest from Marissa Meyer’s Heartless

Tag, you’re it! If you have a love not only for Disney Princess sidekicks and books, but this book tag, you’ve been tagged!

Whose your favorite Disney princess sidekick? Share in the comments!