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This or That Book Tag

Book Tag Tuesday! Hooray! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend! I know I did, we spent it at the lake for my husbands birthday. I really needed a mini vacation, not sure if I’ll be able to make it until July (my actual vacation to Alaska, 7 days off!) So I thought I’d take it easy and do a quick tag of this or that.

 This or That Book Tag

Reading on the couch or in bed?

Reading in bed. If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning, you know it’s a challenge for me to read on the couch. I have two very needy cats, one of them likes to get right on my chest and beg for attention while the other likes to chew on my books until I tell her how pretty she is.

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Male main character or female main character?

Main female. I’ve only read a handful of books with male main characters and I have never been too fond of them. I love contemporary YA, so I’d rather have a main female for those.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

I’m not really a read and snack kind of person. But I love sweet things, preferably chocolate.

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Trilogies or quartets?

Neither! I prefer stand alones. 🙂

First person point of view or third person point of view?

First person POV!! All the way!

Reading at night or in the morning?

I only have time to read right before bed, and then I’m lucky if I make it through a chapter. I usually fall asleep when reading.

Libraries or bookstores?

Bookstores all the way. I support libraries but I’m usually creeped out by the people that go there and I feel like half of them mistreat the books. Walking into bookstores though…. that’s a great feeling.

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Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

A little of both but if I had to choose, it would be make me cry.

Black book covers or white book covers?

White book covers! So crisp and clean!

Character driven or plot driven stories?

That one is tough! I’d go with character driven. I’ve read a handful of books that are plot driven but if the characters aren’t well fleshed out, they’re awful! Make me love the character! And then I’ll care about what they’re going through!

 

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Discussion: Hardcover VS Paperback

Welcome back to another weekend discussion post! I’m so glad you’ve stuck around! If this is my first post that you’re reading, welcome! Follow me for book reviews, book tags and other fun discussions!

This weekend, I want to talk about hardcover versus paperback books. We’ve already discussed e-books vs hardcopies so now I’d like us to look into hardback and paperback. Everyone has his or her preference in what type of book they have. Some people refuse to buy paperback books, while others will wait for a recently released book to come out in paperback.

Me personally, I don’t really care but I do have my preferences. My big issue is having part of a series in paperback and the rest in hardback. Some readers like this because it shows when they caught up in a series. I’m not too fond of that. A current example of this would be my Raven Cycle. I have the first two in paperback and the last two in hardback. They look so goofy on my shelf together! There’s no turning back on those though, considering all four are signed. I don’t want to give up any signed books!

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Hardback Books

Pros:

  • They get less damaged, you can take off the dust jacket and pretty much never hurt your book while reading!
  • They look amazing on a bookshelf!
  • Art for your eyes, wait, that’s just art…
  • When you take of the dust jacket, it’s fun to see what the actual book looks like.

Cons:

  • They’re a bit pricy sometimes.
  • Take up more room than a paperback
  • Heavier, if you’re like me and you carry a book on you at all times, hardbacks weigh a decent bit more than paperbacks.
  • Your bookshelf takes a beating from the weight of hardback books (if yours are cheap like mine, they start to buckle under the weight).

Paperback Books

Pros: 

  • Easier to carry around, since they’re smaller, they weigh less in your bag.
  • Cheaper if you’re on a budget.
  • I personally worry less about lending out paperbacks. I hate lending out hardback books because I feel like they are a bigger investment.
  • You can carry two or three books in your bag and not feel like you’re carrying around a brick.

Cons:

  • They can get damaged easier, the cover corns get bent, they never go back to the original feel (as in the spine is easier to bend).

 

What about you? Would you add anything onto my list? These are just the things I like and dislike about both forms. I’d say my books are spit evenly in hardback and paperback.

May Book Haul/June TBR

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I have failed you again. I only have about 100 pages left of The Dream Thieves but I won’t have a review for it until next Thursday. I’m really torn, I want to take my time reading the Raven Cycle but I also want to be able to post a review for you every Thursday! Once I finish the second book, I’m going to take some time off reading the series to read something else. So I figured I’d go ahead and do my May Book Haul and let you know what I plan on reading in June.

May Book Haul

This month, I only bought two books because I already have too many I need to read. I’m not the type of person who enjoys having a huge collection of TBR’s. Again, I received two coupons from Barnes and Noble for 20% off, so I used them to buy the next two Walking Dead books.

June TBR

I feel like June is going to be a real big reading and writing month for me, my goal is to finish three books and start one at least one. So here we go:

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love stories by Stephanie Perkins and more.

 I don’t want to read all of the short stories in this straight through, so I’ll probably break 25063781them up over two months. I’m pretty excited about this one since it’s all about Summer! I’ve heard some bad reviews on it, but it may just not be everyone’s cup of tea. I do plan on reviewing it all together though, but also separately in the same post.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

The third book in Maggie’s most recent series. My goal is to finish the series before 17378508summer is over. I’ll concentrate on Blue Lily in the month of June. I’ve been turned off and on by this series. I like it so far but I don’t feel it’s as good as everyone claims it to be. In the second book, there have been many chapters that I felt were unnecessary and didn’t drive the plot along. I’m hoping the series picks up the pace.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Now, I don’t plan on reading this whole book in June but I do plan on starting it. I’m outlanderhonestly scared to read this series though. I’m terrified that I won’t be able to finish it because it’s such a long novel and not YA but also because I’m afraid I won’t love it like I love the television show. I started it last night randomly and plan on reading it while I’m at the lake this weekend.

I also plan to read some of the Walking Dead that I’ve recently purchased and reading at least the first book in my husbands series (he’s been nagging at me to read it) but again, his omnibus is 600+ pages and I’m terrified of that. I love breezing through books, not having the same one on my night stand for three months straight.

For me, this is a hefty amount of reading. I’m lucky if I read two books! Wish me luck!

 

The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Book tag Tuesday, at it again! I haven’t been tagged but I love doing tag posts because some of them are creative and I have to think real hard on my answers. This weeks tag focuses on one of my favorite things: zombies!
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Original: https://www.youtube.com/user/nathanhale96?feature=watch

What to do: I have 5 books picked at random. Each book will answer two questions. The first name I see when I flip through the book without looking will be in that team.
The five books that I picked:

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 Okay, so I totally forgot that I wanted to ‘cheat’ and use one of my Walking Dead comics, but hey. You wanted random. I pretty much pulled one book off of every shelf on my bookshelf at random. Three out of five would give me some decent zombie team members, I’d say.

Your Zombie Team

  1. The first person to die: Augustus. Well isn’t that something? Though Gus was actually my favorite character from this book, I’m sad to see him go. gus
  2. The person you trip to get away from the zombies: Hazel. Pretty sure I wouldn’t even need to trip her because of her oxygen tank would hold her back and eventually she’d run out of oxygen… I’m a horrible person.  hazel
  3. The first person to turn into a zombie: Dimitri. No! He was our chance at survival! Dimitri-Belikov-image-dimitri-belikov-36366236-1024-536.png
  4. The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies: Lissa. I can’t really see that. I feel like I should be more afraid of her than the zombies. vampire-academy-christian-lissa-pictures
  5. The idiot of the team: Will. Yeah, that makes sense. Haha.0ddb42aac3b1c0fc7c49bbf1b2638cbe
  6. The “brains” of the team: Carmel. No. No. No. Not as the ‘brains’.6926163.gif
  7. The team’s medic: Eli. I can’t remember much about the characters from Along for the Ride, but the main thing about Eli is he’s an insomniac. I guess that could come in handy as a medic, since he can stay up and take care of people for longer amounts of time.
  8. The weapons expert: Maggie. I don’t even remember who Maggie is! But I’m pretty sure we’re screwed if she’s the weapon expert.
  9. The brawler: Bill. At least he can probably fight better than the others. Billcompton
  10. The Team Captain: Jason. He should have been the team idiot. Haha.  tumblr_m04zh8XiFt1r8on03.gif
I’d say our chance of survival is very slim, especially if we lose Dimitri.

Book Blogging V.S. Booktubing

 

So I’m a few weeks into my book blogging and I’m loving it! It’s very therapeutic to discuss my likes and dislikes in writing and reading. I’m really enjoying what I’ve been able to post so far. I’m still getting used to how to use this site and how to follow people or find people to follow.

I’m also surprised by how easy it has been for me to come up with things to blog about in the book world! I currently have about ten topics I want to post about, but I’m trying to only do three posts a week.

I’ve even got a schedule going! Tuesdays are my Book Tag Tuesdays, Thursdays are usually reviews, and weekends are when I post the more in depth discussions. If you have any topic ideas, let me know!

I did video reviews on YouTube for about a year and I enjoyed it but it started to get to the point that I was putting too much thought into it (or maybe not enough). I would have to record a video once a week and I only like recording when I’m home alone, in the beginning that was fine because I worked nights and my husband worked days but now we’re on the same schedule so I would have to shoo him out of the house to feel comfortable recording. I also hated editing and you can tell in my videos. I wanted to post more videos but I also didn’t have many video ideas.

That’s when the idea of book blogging came up and I just went with it! I still have all my videos up on my YouTube channel and I plan on keeping them there, but I probably won’t be doing anymore book related videos.

So how am I feeling about blogging versus booktubing? Ah, I have created a list of what I like an dislike about both. Spoiler alert, I love book blogging more!

 

Booktubing

Pros:

  • You can eventually make money off of it (if you’re the handful of booktubers that have a huge following).
  • I had a handful of subscribers (24) which got me a handful of views.
  • It gave me a reason to read at least two books a month.

Cons:

  • I wasn’t enjoying it as much as I wanted to.
  • I read more while booktubeing but it made me feel bad that I wasn’t reading two or more books a week to review.
  • Didn’t have time to read, record, edit and post.
  • Ran out of ideas, causing my videos to lack in entertainment.
  • I was VERY shy, even just by myself in front of the camera.

 

Book Blogging

Pros:

  • So many topics to discuss.
  • Haven’t ran into any trolls.
  • I don’t have to worry about what I’m wearing or if my hair looks good. No one sees me while I blog!
  • I have more time to figure out how I want to come across or what I want to say.
  • I’ve gotten more followers in one month than the entire time I did booktube.
  • I feel like it’s easier to discuss books on here, versus on booktube (again, trolls are mean on there).

Cons:

  • I can write so many posts, but for some reason, I don’t like reading them. Listening to book related videos interests me more.
  • WordPress is kind of confusing to me.

 

Any ideas on what you would like me to discuss for next weekend?! I’d love to hear your ideas!

salem

 

 

25 Bookish Facts About Me

Yet another book review Thursday has gone by and I haven’t finished my current read. I’m sorry! Things are going to be crazy the next few weeks! I’m almost halfway through The Dream Thieves, and I’m at the part where Blue and Orla are on the boat with the boys. OH.MY.GOD. Loving this scene! So instead of a book review, I’ll be doing the 25 Bookish Facts About Me. I promise to read all weekend!

25 Bookish Facts About Me

  1. I’m married to a published author. How cute, right? We actually met online through our love for writing and reading.
  2. I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing, this almost didn’t happen because my school required two semesters in a foreign language to acquire the English degree and I did not want to do that. spanish
  3. I’ve never read Harry Potter, though, I would love to own the books so I can read them with my future children.
  4. I prefer paperback books over any other form. I’m still thinking about getting an e-reader for my birthday but I’m not 100% sold on it. I love paperbacks because they take up less room on my shelves.
  5. I only write in non-fiction books but I’ll occasionally underline a favorite quote from a book.
  6. I’m not a fan of reading the ‘booktube famous’ books. I’m not big on Rainbow Rowell or any of those authors booktubers gush about.
  7. My cats interrupt my reading more than anyone else.  mad bro
  8. I can’t sleep in a room without books. Literally every room in my house has some sort of book in it!
  9. I get most of my reading done during the winter or weekends. I always take a book with me when I go on vacation during the summer but I never actually read.
  10. I love writing on my novels but I hate editing! edit
  11. Sometimes I just stand and stare at all of my books, for me, it’s therapeutic. My books are a collection. I like knowing I’ve read most of them.
  12. I used to hate bookmarks, I always used the receipt but recently, I’ve grown to love collecting bookmarks. I think it started when I did the Reddit Bookmark Exchange. Here’s the super cool bookmarks that started my obsession.
  13. For one year (maybe longer), I only read vampire themed books. Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Academy, Vampire Diaries, even erotic vampire books (awkward). I couldn’t get enough, but finally I jumped into YA Contemporary when I started reading Sarah Dessen. vampires
  14. I currently have three novel ideas that I’m working on, but as of right now, I’m concentrating on one of them. Almost 30k words in.
  15. As much as I love walking around Barnes and Noble, I prefer to shop online because it’s easier to find things. I have a membership with them so it’s nice that I still get free shipping.
  16. I’ve always wanted to be a librarian, but apparently you have to have a masters degree for that. I guess book blogging is the next best thing.
  17. I think I get my love for reading (and writing) from my granny. Sadly, she can hardly see to read or write anymore.
  18. My favorite part of high school was going to the local elementary school and helping the younger kids with their reading.
  19. In my opinion, horror books are more scary than horror movies.
  20. I can never remember character names or the whole plot, but I do know if I liked the book or not.reintroduction-50-first-dates
  21. I hate when I see people with huge TBR piles. How do you afford all those books? Do you actually plan on reading them? Why?!
  22. I don’t like un-hauling books. I did it once and I regret it.
  23. I can’t really read in my favorite spot anymore because my cats like to cuddle a bit too much.
  24. I’ve tried reading YA Fantasy, and I just can’t get into it. Same goes for the dystopian genre. I love when I can read a simple book about a girl who falls in love with a boy. Love. Love. Love. how-to-deal
  25. And finally, bookish fact number 25. Did you really read all of them?! Let’s go with my least favorite place to read: outside. I love the idea of reading outside, but not the actual act of it. There’s too many distractions, I live in the midwest so the weather never cooperates, bugs in the summer time are awful and my neighbors are always way too loud!

Hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me a little bit!

 

The Ultimate Book Tag

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Yeah, I wish I didn’t because reading would keep me awake but sadly, I get really car sick.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Probably Maggie Steifvaters. She was the first author I recall reading that had multiple POV’s and also wrote from a male perspective. I wish I could write in a male perspective as well as she does!

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

Twilight. 1.) I haven’t read HP. 2.) Prefer tons of love over action. 3.) I love quick, easy reads. Twilight was just that.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

I did when I was in college. Now, in the adult world, I just carry a big purse with my book in it, a notebook to write novel ideas or blog notes in. Along with my wallet and other necessities.

5. Do you smell your books?

Not recently released books, but I do go down into my ‘library’ and smell the old books.

 6. Books with or without little illustrations?

Without, I tried reading an illustrated YA book and HATED it.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)

Twilight as a joke?

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Why are all these questions ragging on Twilight?! Haha. But seriously, I loved reading Twilight. I didn’t even get passed chapter one for Harry Potter (probably because I was pretty young when it come out). I guess if we’re talking series, I loved the Hunger Games while reading but afterwards, I thought it was just like all the other dystopian YA.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!

Not really, I had a huge collection of Babysitter’s Club books, but that’s about it. No funny stories!

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

Probably my small catechism if we’re counting that. It’s about ten pages long I believe.

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10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?

We have a ton of big books in our collection, but if we’re talking my YA books, that would be The Host by Stephanie Meyer (which I hated by the way).

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11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

I do, but doesn’t everyone now? At the Raven King book signing, Maggie asked how many people want to become writers and half the room raised their hands. I’d love to at least get one book published. It doesn’t even have to sell! I just want to know that I have something out there and one person has enjoyed it.

12. When did you get into reading?

I’ve always enjoyed collecting books, but I didn’t get into reading until I was a senior in high school. Yay Twilight!

13. What is your favorite classic book?

Not big on classics. But I loved reading Fahrenheit 451, and I’m a big fan of Macbeth.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?

Of course, those were also usually my favorite teachers too. Creative writing especially.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

Accept it, always room in my collection.

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16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

I don’t really read in those sub genre’s but I guess the Matched Trilogy could be compared to Hunger Games, with the love triangle and government always watching.

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

When I did ‘booktube’ for about a year, I always had issues saying the words ‘um’, ‘like’, and ‘and’ all the time. Here’s my awkward booktube channel.

18. What is your favorite word?

Nepotism. But I hate the idea of it.

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19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

Nerd… it’s the only title I would happily accept out of the three.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires. I’ve never read any fairy books, but I’ve loved almost all the vampire books I’ve read. I just can’t imagine a full book on fairies being interesting. The only fairy I enjoy is Tink from Peter Pan.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

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22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Werewolves, though both would terrify me if I were to encounter one.

23. Zombies or Vampires?

Zombies, duh.

 24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Oh, that’s a tough one! Probably love triangle.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Full on romance.

Discussion: Why I Love my English Major

Awhile back I did a post called Why I Hate my English Major, so I thought I’d now do my post on why I actually like my English degree. You can find the previous post here. With some people graduating high school, and heading into college this August, I thought this would be a decent post.

Reason #1 for why I love my English major:

I actually do use it in real life. Every day when I speak, I use it. Every time I open a book, I use it. Every time I’m working (even though I’m not a teacher), I use it. Every time I work on my novel, I use it. Yes, I’m not teaching English, translating, or working at a library, I still do use my major. I mean, I started a book blog! I’m typing to you right now!

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Reason #2 for why I love my English major:

I can do this blog and justify it as I’m just using my degree. Every time I read, I can say that I’m doing my ‘job’/what I went to school for.Oh, I want to buy another book? Well look at me using my degree! Haha.

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Reason #3 for why I love my English major:

I enjoy it. I did exactly what people told me to do. “Major in something you love.” I get to daydream about things I want to write, read and travel to places that I want to see. While most people go home after work because their job is complete, I never stop, I get to go home read, blog about my thoughts on the book or what I’m writing. I love my ‘night time job’.

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So, this list is short, but hey! Who cares? If you’re thinking about going into an English major, do it as long as it’s what you love. But I also recommend that you minor or double major in something else that will get you a better paying job. Those school loans aren’t going to pay themselves!

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Overall, my relationship with my English major is a love-hate type. Part of me wishes I never went to school because I’m in a job where only a high school degree is required and I don’t plan on switching jobs, but the other part of me appreciates every writing skill I acquired from a few professors. Mainly my novel/creative writing professor that I had almost every semester.

Sorry for such a short post, but it’s been a very busy weekend! I’ll be sure to put more thought and time into next weekends discussion post.

 

 

 

I Met Maggie Stiefvater and Didn’t Fangirl

So this week, I went to my first ever YA author signing (yes, I’m 25 and just went to my first book signing). Maggie Stiefvater stopped in at Joseph Book-Sellers in Cincinnati on Monday as part of her book tour. I was so excited to go! My husband went with me and didn’t think he was going to enjoy it, but I caught him laughing at a few of Maggie’s jokes.

When we walked in, we were greeted by an employee who pointed us in the direction for me to pick up my book and I also picked up the third book in the series that I still needed. They gave me my pre-ordered book, my line ticket into the signing, her series dust jacket (they still have some at the bookstore) and a ley line sticker (I lost my sticker in the book store uhg).

Even though I showed up early (by an hour), it was packed with fans! I’m pretty sure a handful of them were cosplaying but I’m not too sure. When Maggie finally came out, she did about an hour long talk about how she got into writing and a Q&A. Maggie was hilarious! She discussed ‘ugly babies’, how awkward she feels about the Fan-Fic people write about her car and Gansey, the time she accidentally posted a picture of her favorite boob online and the time she didn’t actually set John Green on fire. Maggie had everyone laughing, she seemed like a very genuine person. My husband was cracking up most of the time too.

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Maggie during the discussion

 

Fun fact, she was actually staying at a B&B close to where I live! So cool!

Once the discussion was over, she went upstairs to begin signing books. They lined us up by letter (I was letter group D), so this gave people time to browse the store and not stand in line for hours and hours. In my opinion, the line went pretty fast but there were people who started to complain around 9 o’clock about having to wait so long, that their kids needed to be in bed for school the next day. At one point, the host employee let people who had kids jump the line (which I didn’t think was right at all), the best thing would have been for the event to start at 5 or 6 instead of 7.

Finally, I made it upstairs and signed her car cover (I wrote ‘Maggie is bae, love breannareadsberks haha). It was slightly weird seeing other fans interact with her, they were kneeling in front of her, crying, etc. Authors/celebrities/ musicians, they’re all human, no need to panic. Keep calm.

As for books, she was personalizing any books you bought from the bookstore (I had two of those) and signing any books of hers that you purchased elsewhere (my other two). She also signed the dust jackets they gave out. I wasn’t planning on getting my paperbacks signed but I waited so long and figured I might never get the chance again, so she signed all of them. Still bummed I didn’t have my Shiver series with me.

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Maggie was so cool! There were no ‘posed photos’ because they wanted the line to move quicker (bookstore closed at 9), so I didn’t get to get a picture with her, but this one turned out good! She asked me if I’ve read her books, I told her where I was in the series and that I loved Shiver. She asked if I cried during the books, and I said yes, even though it takes a lot for me to cry while reading. I asked her how she was enjoying the small town she was staying at for the day, she laughed and said it was cute. We made a decent bit of small talk, while she signed my books and I managed to play it cool.

Overall, I had a great experience and if you haven’t met Maggie, you need to! She’s still touring, try to make it out to see her. Here’s a list of the tour stops.

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The Raven Cycle Book Tag

As many of you know, Maggie Stiefvater recently released the final book in this series (I’m only on book two, shhh) and readers have been raving about this series for awhile now. And why wouldn’t they? The characters are fantastic and so is the plot! So this week, my blog is going to be jam-packed with Raven Boys posts. Look forward to my post on meeting Maggie this Thursday! You can find the original video of this tag here.

The Raven Cycle Book Tag

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1. In the books, Maura is the relaxed mom that is Blue’s friend more than an actual mother. Who is your favorite mom character?

Hmm, it’s hard to say considering that most books don’t touch on parents at all. If I had to choose someone other than Maura, it would be Rosalie in Breaking Dawn. Yes, I know she wasn’t the actual mom of Renesmee but she did make sure she and Bella were kept safe during the pregnancy and after.

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2. Adam wanted to go to Aglionby so he could one day escape where he came from. Have you ever dreamt of living somewhere else? Where?

Not so much a place, but I’m dying to live in a tiny house. Preferably off the grid, overlooking mountains. If we’re talking about a book location, Colby from the Sarah Dessen books. I could totally have a tiny house in Colby.

3. In the second book we meet the Gray Man. He is a hit man who loves poetry. Name a book that you thought was going to be one thing but turned out to be something else.

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover. First off, I thought this was going to be a full novel, didn’t realize that it was a novella. Second, holy crap, the amount of verbal abuse in a *supposed to be* New Adult romance. I couldn’t believe how the ‘couple’ in this just kept tearing each other down and calling one another names. 23587984.jpg

4. Gansey has searched most of his life for a buried king who is promised to grant one wish. What is one wish you would ask Glendower?

To pay off my school debt/ get me a well paying job in my field. Either of those would be fantastic.

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5. In this series you get to see Greenmantle as a fleshed out character but also as a villain. Name your favorite villain.

Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood, though we find that she’s not who she appears to be. Holy crap, did she scare the crap out of me!

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6. Blue’s got her Raven Boys. Who makes up your bookish team?

From books? Four (Divergent), Emmett (Twilight), Adam (If I Stay), I don’t know who would be my fourth! Maybe I’ll pick my Raven boy thus far? Gansey ❤

7. Ronan is a bad ass with a sensitive side. What book have you read that was action packed but had beautiful emotional scenes as well?

I’ll go with If I Stay for this one, yes it’s a movie about a girl who gets in a car accident, but it’s her constantly running around the hospital trying to figure out how to get back into her body, etc. Not many books can make me cry, but that one sure does. I just watched the movie again, and I cried the whole way through.

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8. Noah has a heart of gold. Who has touched your heart recently?

Well, that’s just a bit too sappy for me to answer…

9. Calla is a woman who speaks her mind and puts her foot down when necessary. Who is your favorite strong female character?

Probably Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. She’s such a badass that doesn’t take anyone’s crap!

10. Chainsaw is an awesome Raven boy pet. If you could have one “exotic” pet…what would it be? What would you name it?

A savannah cat! It’s semi-exotic. Ha.