Autumn Reading Tag

 

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Another tag! I was tagged by Emily @ embuhleeliest.  Although autumn is now coming to an end, I am going along with Emmy and being in denial. I do like winter but fall is my favorite season. Plus, it’s still technically fall until mid-December. So there.


1) Are there any books you plan on reading over the Autumn season?

17261190As I mentioned above, it is still technically fall so the book I actually plan on starting next week is the first in The Lotus War series by Jay Kristoff, StormdancerI won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. But now I am and I’m really looking forward to it! Plus reading the next two books as well. If I like the first one. But I probably will. Because I like most things that I read.


2) September brings back to school memories: what book did you most enjoy studying? And what were your favourite and least favourite school subjects?

890This is kind of a tough one for me. I actually didn’t enjoy reading the books we were given in school. I like reading what I want to read, not being told what to read. However, I did enjoy Of Mice and Men to a certain extent. I also read Dracula as well, although my version was not the original – it was a short-hand version so I feel like that’s why I enjoyed it. My least favorite subjects in school were math and science. I mean, I found certain science subjects interesting, but they definitely weren’t my favorite things to study. My favorite subjects lean toward the elective side. I like clay class, art, cooking. Those sort of classes. I actually enjoyed P.E. as well. I’ve never been all that active but I really enjoyed the people in my class.


3) October means Halloween: do you enjoy scary books and films? If so what are some of your favourites?

I haven’t read all that many scary books. I don’t really steer toward horror. I’m also a bit wimpy when it comes to scary movies. I used to refuse watching anything remotely horror, but over the past few years I’ve been more open to trying some out. I don’t really mind watching the gory stuff – it’s the sounds that get me. I could sit there and watch someone’s arm being chopped off as long as I have my ears plugged. It’s weird, I know. One of my favorite book series that fall under the horror genre would be the Demonata seriesby Darren Shan. Those books would be quite disturbing if made into movies, but I was perfectly find with reading them.


4) With November it’s time for bonfire night & firework displays. What’s the most exciting book you’ve read that really kept you gripped?

Fireworks in November? I want to be where that person is. Where I live November is a time to cherish the temperature not being up in the 100’s anymore. And where anything below 60 is cold. xD

This is a tough question. Does it mean the most exciting book I’ve read in general or the most exciting that I’ve read this fall? I’m going to go with the latter. So, the most exciting book I’ve read that really kept me gripped this fall would have to be sixth and final book in the TMI series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. Mostly because it was the final book and I was really excited to see how things would end. Plus, a lot of stuff happened in that book in general anyway.


5) What book is your favorite cozy comfort read?

The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. This is my favorite in the series and I’ll never get tired of reading it. I can never get enough of the Harry Potter series and I don’t think that’ll ever change.

 

 


6) Curled up with a good book, what is your hot drink of choice?

Coffee. I love hot chocolate as well, but ever since I started drinking coffee I prefer that over any other hot drink.


7) Any plans you’re looking forward to over the next few months?

Winter break. It’s only my first semester back in school after three years and I already want a break. Too bad I still have to work during it. Ugh, life. Other than that I’m looking forward to the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! :D Also, we’re moving into a new house within the next month or two! So that’s exciting.


And I’m done! This was a fun tag and I tag whoever wants to participate!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #47 – November 16th

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I am currently reading the eleventh book in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, Ever After. I’m only a couple of chapters in but it’s super good; although I may be biased since I’ve really been enjoying these books. Only two more after this one and I’ll be done with the series! However, I just found out that the author is actually making a prequel series as well! Or at least a prequel book. I’m not sure if she’s making it into an entire series or not. I’ll have to find out. But I’ll most definitely be reading that when it comes out! Or, well for me it’s more accurate to say years after it comes out…^^; We’ll see.


What did I recently finish reading?

8755785I did guys! I finally finished up The Mortal Instruments series with the sixth and final book, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. It took me forever to finish this series. I think I mentioned before that I had read the first three as they came out, but then when the author decided to add three more22714910 books to the series I ended up waiting until they were all out to read through the entire series. But I did it. Plus, I read the prequel series, The Infernal Devices, in between. If you haven’t read it, DO IT. READ IT RIGHT NOW. In the beginning I wasn’t sure how much I would enjoy the last three books because honestly I liked how the third book left off. But, I ended up liking each and every one after the third just as much, if not more. Clare did a great job finishing up the series and in the last book she cleverly introduced the main characters for her sequel series, The Dark Artifices, so it makes me want to jump right into that series as well. However, I’ll probably wait awhile. I need to read some other things first. Overall, I’m happy with how the series came to an end. I’ve also been continuing the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet by finishing up both the third and fourth books, Rack & Ruin  and Rise & FallThis series just keeps getting better and better. If you’re interested in reading any MxM romance definitely give this one a try, though a quick warning, it does get rather hot and heavy at some parts. However, don’t let that deter you. If you’re still interested you can always skip the steamy parts. As usual with the series I read, I’m looking forward to continuing this one.


What do I think I’ll read next?

29069989The next physical book I’m going to get around to reading is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. I’ll most likely be starting it sometime next week. I haven’t actually heard a whole bunch about this one, though I haven’t actively been looking for reviews or anything, but from what I have heard it’s been mixed. So I’ll definitely give my opinion once I’m finished. Maybe I’ll actually write a review. It’s been awhile since I’ve done one…^^;

Teaser Tuesdays #47 – November 15th

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I am currently reading the fourth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Rise & Fall. I’m enjoying all of the characters in this series more and more with every book.

My teaser:

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“Stop.” Dex’s voice came out shakier than he’d intended. A part of him knew Sloane wouldn’t hurt him, but the other was feeling the sting left behind by Sloane’s claws. Dex forced himself to look at Sloane’s glowing amber eyes. With a shaky hand, he reached out and put it to Sloane’s soft fur. “I know you’re in there somewhere. It’s me. It’s Dex. You remember me, right? The crazy guy who eats Cheesy Doodles and makes you heart-shaped pancakes? Who quotes Indiana Jones moves with you, drives you up the wall with his big-hair-band music and thinks you’re the most amazing guy he’s ever met? Remember him?”

– Chapter 6, page 185-186 (e-book)

Halloween Book Tag

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Thanks a bunch, Emily @ embuhleeliest, for tagging me! It’s been so long since I’ve done a book tag…even though I know there’s quite a few that I’ve been tagged in and haven’t gotten around to doing *shame* ^^; I’m pretty sure you even tagged me in this one last year but, obviously, I didn’t get around to doing it.


Carving Pumpkins – What book would you carve up and light on fire?

Hmmm, this is a tough one. I’m going to go with the textbooks I bought this semester that I can’t re-sell because they’re loose-leaf. I won’t need them anymore and they’re big enough to provide a nice fire for a couple of hours at least!


Trick or Treat – Which character is a treat and which is a trick?

24468673Treat: I would have to say Sam Haversford from The Lightening-Struck Heart, by T.J. Klune. I just forced politely asked my good friend to read this book and she fell in love with it just like I did! Sam is such an amazing and funny character! He doesn’t know when to stop talking and everything that comes out of his mouth is freaking hilarious.30264

Trick: Trent Kalamack from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison. He’s actually one of my favorite characters, but everything he does pretty much makes you want to punch him in the face. Although most of the people in the book think well of him, he isn’t a nice guy and will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. I’m big on antagonists so, like I said, he’s one of my favorites but I’ll definitely admit he’s a big bastard most of the time.


Candy Corn – What book is always sweet? What book was a huge let down?

These types of questions are always hard for me because I generally enjoy whatever I read. Even if I don’t like a book as much as others, I still usually like it. However, I’ll go with Blue is for Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz. I’ve mentioned this book a few times in some other posts. The plot wasn’t really all that bad but the characters were severely lacking. They were just so…’blah’ and I can’t stand a book if I don’t like any of the characters.


Ghost – What character would you like to visit you as a ghost?

6408523I’ll choose Reiko from the manga, Natsume’s Book of Friends by Yuki Midorikawa. Reiko is Natsume’s grandmother who went around beating up yokai and putting their names in the Book of Friends. She seems like a pretty badass character and although people treated her poorly due to her ability she still showed others kindness in her own way.

 


Wizards and Witches – What is your favorite Harry Potter moment?

Why would this be a question?!?! It’s so hard. At least for me. I love all the moments! Hmmm, I’d have to say that one of my favorites, however, is when Harry finds out that he’s a wizard. Cause how can that not be a favorite? I’ve always wanted something like that to happen to me so whenever I re-read that particular part I get so happy and so jealous at the same time! xD


Blood and Gore – What’s a book that was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for a little while?

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was creepy enough for me to have to take a break from it. Now, a boring book, yes, but not a creepy one. I do agree with Emily on The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey though. It’s labeled as a YA novel but it was goooorey. But not so much to where I had to put it down because of it. I can read about gore – seeing it though, that’s a whole different story.


And that’s the tag! Thanks again, Emmy!

Happy reading! :)

WWW Wednesdays #46 – November 2nd

Shhhh! I know, I know. Once again it’s Thursday, not Wednesday. But hey! I posted on Wednesday last week! I was very proud of myself. So let’s just ignore the fact that it’s Thursday, neh?


WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme formally hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm, and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. This meme consists of answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

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I am still currently reading the sixth and final book in the The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fireby Cassandra Clare. I would say I’m about halfway done? Maybe a bit more? I’m too lazy to go in the other room and check. Just trust me. I also started reading the third book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Rack & Ruin. If you didn’t check out my TT post I did yesterday (*wink wink*), then take a look! I did a funny teaser from this book. Gah, the characters. How I love them so.


What did I recently finish reading?

9876989I haven’t finished reading any novels since last week, but I did finish the first three volumes of the manga, Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato. I’m trying to remember if the anime follows this one well. I want to say it does so far, but it’s been awhile since I’ve watched it so I may be wrong. Either way, finishing up these three volumes actually helped me accomplish my Goodreads Reading Challenge this year! Yippee! My goal was 60 books and I’ve read 61. I’m hoping to read quite a few more before the year is up. I was thinking about doing a larger goal next year but, with me going back to school, I’ll probably keep it around the same, if not lower it down to maybe 50. We’ll see.


What do I think I’ll read next?

22714910I’m still going to read the other books I’ve been putting in this section for weeks now, but to change it up a bit I thought I would also mention that I’ll be reading the eleventh book in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, Ever After, as well as the fourth book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Rise & Fall. These are both fantastic series that I’ve been reading as e-books and, as usual, I’m excited to keep plugging away at them!

Teaser Tuesdays #46 – November 1st

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of A Daily RhythmTo play along just follow the rules below!

Rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I usually do a bit more than two)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Although I’m still plugging away at the sixth and final book in the TMI series, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, I also started reading the third book in the THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet, Rack & Ruin. I’ve mentioned this series in a few of my WWW posts, and I’m still really enjoying it. The characters are all amazing and funny, and the overall plot is well thought out – which keeps me wanting to read more!

My teaser:

Sloane eyed the newest addition to his partner’s desk with mixed feelings. It was a coffee mug. Of course, this was Dex, so it wasn’t any old coffee mug. It had the silhouette of a guy jumping against a backdrop of a sunny day. Sloane read the black text underneath the leaping man out loud without the excitement the exclamation mark suggested.
“I pooped today.”
Dex grinned as he typed away at his desk’s interface. “What a coincidence. So did I.”
“I was reading your mug, wise guy.” He immediately regretted opening his mouth. This was going to go to weird places. He just knew it.
“So you didn’t poop today?”

“I’m not going to discuss my bowel movements with you.” Yup. Weird places.

– Chapter 4, page 95-96 (e-book)