R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag

Okay everyone, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a tag. I know there are a few that I’ve been tagged in that need doing, HOWEVER, I’ve seen this one done a few times and it seems like fun! I’ve actually steered away from tags that require you to write down a bunch of characters names…because I’m lazy. That’s pretty much my only reason. Yes, I know. That’s a dumb reason. But I’m sure some of you agree, right? RIGHT?! Ehem. But yes. Moving on.

The Rulez:

  • Write names of book characters on little slips of paper and toss them into some sort of container. There’s no required amount, so however many you want.
  • Pick two of those names out of the container.
  • Either you see those two individuals becoming a lovely couple, or you don’t. Pretty simply, yeah?

Let’s go!


Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket) & Citra Terranova (Scythe)

Hmmm…this is such an interesting pair. Tohru is so sweet and innocent, I’m not too sure if Citra would be able to handle her. I feel like she wouldn’t be able to put up with Tohru’s ditsy-ness, to be honest. But I also feel like I can totally picture Citra coming home and Tohru cooking her a nice meal after a long day of gleaning people.  You know what, I’m going to go with…

SHIP IT.

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Citra needs some innocence in her life.


Eliot “Eli” Cardale (Vicious) & Tessa Gray (Infernal Devices)

Noooo. I wanted to put Eli in the mix because I saw so many people put Victor. But him with Tessa? Just…no. There’s no way Tessa would put up with Eli’s superior bullshit. She would definitely put him in his place. And he’d probably try to kill her for it. So, coming to that conclusion, I’m going to…

RIP IT.

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Ryan Foxheart (Tales From Verania) & Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Although Ryan would prefer a certain wizard over a witch, I can actually see this ship sailing. Both characters are smart and great to have along during any sort of shenanigan they’re thrown into, although Hermione would most likely disapprove. I could also picture Hermione telling Ryan to stop posing, as he is wont to do, and him just getting all flustered about it. I really think they’d be adorable together. And with that, I’d…

SHIP IT.

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Will Herondale (Infernal Devices) & Nita (Not Even Bones)

This is such an interesting pair. And I like it! Both characters seem to have issues with their moral compass at times, but ultimately they are decent people that simply get thrown into shitty situations and will do what they must to survive. Nita dissects supernatural creatures, and Will hunts them. If that doesn’t say power couple, I don’t know what does. Although, Nita likes her peace and quiet so having Will around constantly blabbing away may get on her nerves. But still. I’d…

SHIP IT.

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The Jackal (Red Rising) & Sam Haversford (Tales From Verania)

No. No no no no no. Not happening. I can’t say too much about the Jackal, because of spoilers and all that, but this is definitely a ship that would not sail. It would sink so, so fast. Now, them facing off as enemies. That, I could see. But them as a couple? Bleh. Sam can do sooooo much better. Let me go ahead and…

RIP IT.

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Sevro au Barca (Red Rising) & Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows)

Another interesting pair! Both characters can be ruthless killers and know how to get the job done. Although, I feel like Sevro would be a bit too…eccentric for Inej’s tastes. He’s such an odd little bean. That’s why he’s one of my favorites. This one’s hard. I can see them possibly becoming friends, if anything. But romantic partners? I’m going to have to say…

RIP IT.

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Harry Potter (Harry Potter) & Darrow (Red Rising)

Yes, yes, I’ve picked quite a few Red Rising characters. But hey, I’m right in the middle of the third book. They’re on my mind. ANYWAY. Harry and Darrow. Well that’s…I need to say something besides interesting. BUT IT IS. So much so. They’re both great protagonists that unwillingly get thrust into leadership roles at some point. They could bond over essentially having everything revolve around them, but not necessarily in a good way. I dig it. Or in other words, I…

SHIP IT.

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Karen Murphy ( Dresden Files) & Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter)

No. Just no. Karen’s such an amazingly badass woman. There’s no way she’d put up with Draco for even a second – she already has her hands full with one wizard as it is. Karen would verbally tear Draco apart in just a few words and Draco would be like “My father will hear about this!” And Karen would pull a Hermione and punch him in the face, if not worse. I’m going to…

RIP IT.

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And that’s that! So many unique pairings! That was bunches of fun. I’ll definitely have to do more tags like this in the future. If you found this tag amusing, DO IT. And let me know!

Happy reading! :)

My Bookish Identity Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Arachnid Weaver @ TheWebWeavers for this tag! I’ve been on the quiet side this past month and I’m hoping this fun tag will get me a little more active! xD


What Dystopian/Fantastical World Would You Want to Live In?

Image result for hogwartsThis is always a difficult question – there are so many worlds out there that I would love to live in, if not visit! I’m sure I’m right there with a bunch of people when I say I would want to live in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Cause, how could you not?

Who Would Your Partner Be?

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This is another tough one, at least for me. I like a bunch of characters, but I don’t really have a main one I would really want to partner up with. Well, at least not one that’s straight (that’s what I get for reading so much M/M… heh ^^;). But, if I really had to pick, I’d say Harry Dresden from The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. He’s an amazingly bad-ass wizard with a sarcastic attitude that could handle my own.

Who Would Be Your Godly Mother/Father [Percy Jackson]? (Quiz)

I guess Arachnid and I are sisters! xD I also got Hades! Unfortunately I have yet to read the Percy Jackson books, but I do plan on doing so one day!

Would You Be a Downworlder or Nephilim [Shadowhunter World]? (Quiz)

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I got Shadowhunter! I would have been fine with either, but I’m glad this means I can pal around with Jace! ;D

Which Hogwarts House Would You Be In [Harry Potter]?

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Gryffindor! Hells yeah! xD

Which Faction Would You Be In [Divergent]? (Quiz)

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I got Dauntless! I haven’t read this series either and am not sure if I’ll ever get around to it…

What Would Be Your Daemon [Northern Lights]? (Quiz)

You got: Cat

You can seem aloof to certain people, but anyone who takes the trouble to get to know the real you will be rewarded. You’re proud of your accomplishments and not afraid to let your abilities shine.

 

I had some trouble copying the picture, so this will have to do. I would prefer a wolf, but cats are pretty cool too.


 And that’s the tag! I’m lazy and will not be tagging anyone, but if anyone is interested in participating go ahead and consider yourself tagged! And let me know if you decide to do it so I can see your results! :)

Hocus Pocus Book Tag

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I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian to complete this tag! Thanks a bunch! :D This amazing tag was created by Katie @ Never Not Reading. I absolutely love this movie! This was my childhood. I try to watch it on a yearly basis, but we don’t have cable anymore and it’s been taken off Netflix, so it’s getting harder to do so, unfortunately. I was hoping to get this up on Halloween but obviously that didn’t happen. Oh well.


Rules:

There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But if would be nice if you linked back to me, and maybe the person who tagged you too. Share the love folks.


THE SANDERSON SISTERS

A great trilogy.

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I’m going to go with the Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea – being M/M and having some mature themes – but I absolutely love the character development and the overall plot. I need to reread it in the near future, as well as some short stories the author has come up with since then.

WINIFRED SANDERSON

A book with a truly evil female villain.

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I’m trying not to put Harry Potter (I feel like I do that a lot…^^; It’s not my fault it goes with almost anything!). I’ll choose The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Both Mab, the Faerie Queen of Air and Darkness, and Leanansidhe, Harry’s faerie godmother, are pieces of work. They do some messed up shit to my dear, sweet Harry. Don’t trust faeries.

SARAH SANDERSON

A book that uncannily attracts children.

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Umm, I’m not too sure with this one. I don’t know what the kids are reading nowadays. I feel like most books with talking animals as main characters are usually fairly popular. So I’ll just go with that instead of a specific book.

MARY SANDERSON

A book that is just plain silly.

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I’m having trouble with this one too. Let’s go with Go the Fuck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach. I haven’t actually read this one but I’ve heard it’s hilarious. It’s supposed to be a parody (kinda?) of a bedtime story you would read to your kids, but it’s meant to relate to parents. I just found a video of Samuel L. Jackson reading the book if you’re interested.

MAX

A book that is trying really hard to be cool, but doesn’t always succeed.

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I’m actually going to pick Twilight for this one. Vampires and werewolves: cool, right? A good chunk of the characters in the series and the overall plot? Not so much.

DANI

A book that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

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I’ll go with Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath. I’ve been slowly plugging away at this series and it tells you exactly what serial killers are capable of. It reminds me a lot of Criminal Minds.

BINX

A book series that just won’t die.

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I’ll go with the Warriors series by Erin Hunter (haw, so appropriate). I loved reading the books when I was younger, and I’ve still been meaning to read where I left off years ago, but they just won’t stop! There are SO many of them now and I think they’re still going.

ICE

A book with a character that’s dumb as a rock.

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I’m actually going to go with Whiskey Sour again because there are two FBI agents in that series that just…aren’t the brightest. They are so dependent on a computer system to tell them what kind of killer they’re looking for that they don’t use common sense. At all. Ever.

THE BLACK FLAME CANDLE

A book or series you wish you could resurrect.

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I’ll say the Demonata series by Darren Shan. It wasn’t as popular as Shan’s Cirque Du Freak series, but I thought it was just as good.

HEADLESS BILLY BUTCHERSON

A book that’s not so bad as people make it out to be.

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I’m coming up blank on this one. I’d probably say a classic because not a lot of people like being forced to read them in school, but they’re not all that bad. I enjoyed Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird.

WINIFRED SANDERSON’S SPELL BOOK

A book with a mind of its own.

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I’m going to agree with Katie on this one and say A Game of Thrones. I feel like it’s mostly because the TV show has gone past where the books are. I know the author still had some say along the way, but I also feel that it strayed from what he originally had planned – mostly due to the wants of the fans.

GARRY MARSHALL

A book with a cameo.

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I’m actually going to copy what The Orangutan Librarian said for this one and go with some of the characters from mythology – Mab, Titania, Erlking, etc. – but in the Dresden Files, which I briefly mentioned earlier.


And that’s that! This was a good tag. I’m lazy and don’t feel like tagging specific people, so if you like this movie or just thought this was a neat tag, consider yourself tagged! Let me know if you participate so I can see your post!

Happy reading! :)

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

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I haven’t done a book tag in awhile and I actually remember seeing Analee @ Book Snacks do this tag quite some time ago. I believe it’s the perfect time of year for this type of tag, so why not?! Let’s see if I survive!


Rules:

  • Choose 5 books!
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them!
  • Cry at how screwed you are…

The books I chose:

 

 

 

 

 

 


The first person to die?

Will, Clockwork Princess. Pffft, I highly doubt that. If Will were the first to die none of us would stand a chance in this apocalypse!

The person you trip to get away from the zombies?

Jem, Clockwork Princess. THAT IS A LIE. I WOULD NEVER. I would cut off my own leg before I use it to trip my dear, sweet Jem.

The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies?

Kevin, The Lightning-Struck Heart. I…could see it. I mean, he’s a dragon so he doesn’t necessarily have to trip me to get away but, he can be a big asshole (in a loving way) so I could still see it.

The first person to turn into a zombie?

Sam, The Lightning-Struck Heart. Noooo, poor Sam! He’s a wizard! Well, a wizard apprentice! I’m sure he could whip something up to save himself! I personally would be extremely sad, however, I feel like some would be happy because they wouldn’t have to listen to his constant rambling for the rest of the apocalypse.  *cough* sorry Sam *cough*

The idiot of the team?

Dex, Hell & High Water. Dex may act like a goofball a good chunk of the time, but he’s actually a really smart guy! If he’s the idiot then we are in some deep shit.

The brains of the team? (haha, brains…)

Ash, Hell & High Water. Sounds about right. Ash has a temper on him, but he’s also really smart! As long as Dex doesn’t talk him to death, I think we might be okay.

The team’s medic?

Matthew, Sire. Hmmm, not sure how I feel about this one. I feel like he would try his best, but he’s a vampire! His methods of healing are…different, than of us mere mortals.

The weapons expert?

Tarrick, Sire. This is actually a great choice. Tarrick’s a badass incubus! He’s not a High Lord General for nothing! He knows his stuff when it comes to weapons. I do believe we stand a chance! Huzzah!

The brawler?

Susan, Fool Moon. Susan is one feisty lady, but she definitely wouldn’t be the first person I would call up in a fight (no offense). She’s a smart one though, so I’m sure she’d be able to handle herself to some extent.

The team leader?

Harry, Fool Moon. Although Harry’s more of a solo kind of guy, he’s a survivor! He could definitely get us through this mess! As long as he doesn’t get us killed with his smartass comments, first. (I’ve noticed a lot of the main characters in the books I read are smartass’…is that saying something? :’D)


Whelp, not a bad team overall. I think I would survive! Maybe. Possibly. Well, I’d have a fun time with these maniacs at least!

I tag:

Please feel free to ignore this if you have already done this tag or if you’re simply not interested! But please let me know if you decide to do it so I can read your answers! :D

Happy Reading! :)

Goodreads Book Tag

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Hey there! I haven’t done a tag in awhile and there are quite a few I still need to do but Emily @ Embuhleeliest just tagged me in this one recently so it was what I thought of first. So here we go!


What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

17378508 Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater, the third book in The Raven Cycle series. I just finished up this book last night and cannot wait to see what happens in the fourth and final book! I feel like so much is going to happen. Both things that I want to happen and things that I don’t.

 

 


What are you currently reading?

At this exact moment nothing. Like I mentioned above, I finished up Blue Lily, Lily Blue last night and didn’t get around to reading anything today. Shame, I know. I was too busy watching anime, getting things done around the house, and running errands. In that order.


What was the last book you marked as TBR?

16131107The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, the first book in the Lightbringer series. I recently read Emmy’s review on this book and was intrigued! I feel like she’s mentioned this book or this author before but I’m not sure why I never looked into it. Silly me, apparently, because this book definitely sounds like something I would enjoy! Who knows when I’ll actually get around to reading it though, cause I’m terrible like that.


What book do you plan to read next?

17378527The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, the fourth and final book in The Raven Cycle series. As I said previously, I just finished the third book and now it’s on to the fourth! I’ve rather enjoyed this series and now I’m even more inclined to try out her other one, The Wolves of Mercy Falls, as well, which I’ve heard mixed reviews on. I’ll also get around to doing that eventually.

 


Do you use the star rating system?

Yup!


Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes! I did 60 last year and managed so I decided I would again stick with 60 this year and see how well I do. Might not make it this year due to school, but that won’t stop me from trying! Hopefully I’ll get even more. My book list is so long and I keep adding to it, so it seems like I’ll never actually read everything. Especially if I’m only managing 60 a year…*sigh*.


Do you have a wishlist?

Not really. I borrow from the library most of the time so I don’t buy all that many books. I have a list of ones that the library doesn’t have so I guess you could call that my wishlist? But above all else, the newest book in the Dresden Files series would be at the top. Too bad it hasn’t come out yet *cry cry*.


What book do you plan to buy next?

21569527Oh look! My answer is the same as Emmy’s! xD I plan on buying The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, the second book in The Remnant Chronicles. I buddy read the first book in the series with Emmy and another friend of mine so we’re going to keep going until we read all three! Because we’re doing a buddy read I thought it best if I actually purchase this series so I plan on buying the e-book once we’re ready to start.


Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” – Dr. Seuss

“Are you always a smartass?’
‘Nope. Sometimes I’m asleep.”  – Jim Butcher, Blood Rites

“Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.” – Author Unknown

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for.” Cassandra Clare, City of Bones


Who are your favorite authors?

Jim Butcher, J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Kim Harrison and T.J. Klune


Have you joined any groups?

No.  I feel like I have a hard enough time posting on here on a regular basis so that would just make me a bad group member…^^; Maybe one day!


I Tag These Peeps – 

If you’ve already done this tag or just don’t want to that’s perfectly fine, of course! xD I also tag anyone else who wants to participate!


Happy reading! :)

Rapid Fire Book Tag

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One of my good friends, Emily @ Embuhleeliest, tagged me in the Rapid Fire Book Tag! According to her, the point is to just blurt out the first answers that come to your mind without rambling on about it (which I tend to do…^^;). So here it goes!


– E-Book or Physical Book? | Physical book, but I’ve really been opening up to e-books because they’re so easy to read at work!
– Paperback or Hardback? | Paperback. They’re cheaper…
– Online or In-Store Book Shopping? | In-store.
– Trilogies or Series? | Series. Especially if I really like the characters!
– Heroes or Villains? | Villains! Cause they be badass.
– A Book You Want Everyone to Read? | Storm Front by Jim Butcher.
– Recommend an Underrated Book? | Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies. I don’t know if it’s necessarily underrated, but I don’t hear much about it from anyone.
– The Last Book You Finished? | Half Wild by Sally Green.
– The Last Book You Bought? | Ughhh…it’s been awhile so I’ll just go with I just bought some Marvel comics.
– Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark? | My Nook.
– Used Books: Yes or No? | Yes!
– Top Three Favourite Genres? | Fantasy, Young Adult, & manga/comics.
– Borrow or Buy? | Borrow.
– Characters or Plot? | Characters!
– Long or Short Books? | Long.
– Long or Short Chapters? | Short.
– Name The First Three Books You Think Of… | The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison, Half Lost by Sally Green, and Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff.
– Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry? | Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.
– Our World or Fictional Worlds? | Fictional, of course!
– Audiobooks: Yes or No? | Nope. They just don’t seem to keep my attention…
– Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover? | Yes….
– Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?  | Book to TV. They’re usually more accurate…usually
– A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book? | Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
– Series or Standalone’s? | Series!


And that’s it! Thanks for tagging me, Emmy! <3

Happy reading! :)

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! :)