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?

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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! :)

100 Questions No One Ever Asks

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So yeah, there are a bunch of other tags I need to complete, but Emily @ Embuhlee liest tagged me in this one the other day and I thought it would be an interesting one to do. It was fun and kind of random as well. So here’s a bunch of information about me that you could have lived without knowing. Whoo!


Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed. I prefer not to stare into an open closet as I try to fall asleep.

Do you take the shampoo or conditioner bottles from hotels?
Not usually. I will if they smell really good though…

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
My sheets are usually tucked in at the foot of the bed but never on the sides. Although I’ll eventually kick enough that everything will come undone.

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Nope. I’ve never felt the need to have one in my possession.

Do you like to use post-it notes?
Yes, I do all the time at home. My memory is awful so I’m constantly writing things down. It makes me fear for myself when I’m older. @_@

Do you cut out coupons but never use them?
I usually don’t sit and cut out coupons. If I get one in the mail to a place I like I’ll set it aside. If I’m in the mood to shop I’ll use it but I’ve never been a major shopper so more than likely it’ll go to waste.

Would you rather be attacked by a bear or bees?
Ughhhhh, the bear. I feel like it would take longer to die from bee stings…unless you’re allergic. Which I’m not…or, at least I think not. I’ve never been stung before. I’ve been stung by wasps, but never bees. Either way, anything in a swarm freaks me out.

Do you have freckles?
Yup yup. Pretty much everywhere. Not tons, but dotted here and there.

Do you always smile for pictures?
Not always. I usually will when I’m a willing participant. If not, I am more than likely making a ‘derp’ face or glaring or not paying attention and staring into space.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People invading my personal space. Especially people I don’t know.

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
Not usually.

Have you ever peed in the woods?
Yup. When you go tent camping you kinda have to.

What about pooped in the woods?
Yup again. Not that people probably wanna know this…but again, tent camping=no bathrooms. So you’re welcome for that lovely bit of information that you could have lived without knowing.

Do you ever dance when there is no music playing?
Yes. Normally if others are joining in. I don’t dance on my own all that often.

Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Sometimes. Not as bad as some people, though.

How many people have you slept with this week?
Zero.

What size is your bed?
A queen. I got it last year and the space, man. I love it. I don’t think I could go back to a full. I’m a major bed hog.

What is your song of the week?
Recently I’ve had Ride by Twenty-One Pilots stuck in my head.

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Why wouldn’t it be?

Do you still watch cartoons?
Of  course. Especially of the Japanese variety.

What’s your least favorite movie?
Ummm, pretty much anything with Kristen Stewart in it. I really don’t care for her acting.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had any?
I’m with Emily. I wouldn’t bury it, I would put it in the bank. Since I’m a responsible adult and all.

What do you drink with dinner?
If I’m in the mood and it’s available, some sort of fruity alcoholic beverage would be my first choice. Preferably margaritas. If not, just water.

What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Honey mustard. It is my favorite condiment. I have a weird obsession with it. Ask my friends.

What is your favorite food?
Gahhh, this is hard. Hmmm, I really enjoy Asian food. Lo mien is one of my favorites. Sushi is also really good…*drool*

What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
The Lion King (most Disney movies, actually), Ice Age, all the Harry Potters, Matilda.

Last person you kissed/kissed you?
I just had lunch with my dad’s cousins and I kissed them on the cheek. Does that count?

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Yup. Back in elementary school. Then I quit after we went to Disneyland.

Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine?
I’m going to agree with Emily on this one. If I was being paid an enormous sum of money that I could use to help out family and friends then sure.

When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?
Again, mine is similar to Emily’s answer. During Christmas Emmy and I do a cookie exchange and we write each other little notes as well. So, around Christmas time.

Can you change the oil on a car?
No. I mean, I know my way around under the hood of a car – the basics, anyway – but I’ve never actually changed the oil myself before. I’d imagine it wouldn’t be all that difficult though.

Ever got a speeding ticket?
“Not yet. Knock on wood.” <— What Emmy said.

Ever ran out of gas?
Nope.

Favorite kind of sandwich?
Probably thinly sliced honey ham and salami with provolone cheese, mayonnaise, honey mustard, lettuce, and onion. Although a hot chicken pesto comes close.

Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Blueberry muffins, eggs, hash browns, and bacon. Also, orange juice.

What is your usual bedtime?
If I’m really tired usually between 10-11pm. If I’m more awake I’ll stay up closer to midnight.

Are you lazy?
Oh yeah.

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
One of my more memorable costumes was the yellow peanut M&M. My brother was the red one and my sister was the green.

What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Monkey! This year is my year, woot!

How many languages can you speak?
Pretty much just one: English. A few basic sentences in Spanish, too.

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Nope. Never really been a big magazine person.

Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs?
Legos. I enjoyed Lincoln Logs as well, but definitely preferred Legos.

Are you stubborn?
Most definitely.

Which is better Leno or Letterman?
Ughhh, don’t really watch either.

Ever watch soap operas?
Not really. A friend or two has tried to get me to start on Korean dramas but I have resisted. I already watch too many shows…

Are you afraid of heights?
Not really. I mean, looking straight down off a cliff is pretty intimidating, but I wouldn’t say I’m all that afraid.

Do you sing in the car?
Who doesn’t?

Do you sing in the shower?
I blast music but I normally don’t sing. I don’t know why I do in the car, but not in the shower…

Do you ever dance in the car?
Nah, usually just tap the steering wheel or my leg.

Ever used a gun?
Nope, but I wouldn’t mind tagging along with my brother or a few friends that occasionally go to the shooting range.

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Hmm, senior pics I believe, which took place during the summer between junior and senior year in high school…so 2009.

Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Yes.

Is Christmas stressful?
Nope, I generally enjoy the holidays. Might change as I get older, though.

Ever eat a Pierogi?
Yush! So yummy~!

Favorite type of fruit pie?
Strawberry is usually my favorite, but I really enjoy lemon meringue too.

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Okay, so you know those metal things that you measure your feet with in shoe stores? Actually, I don’t think they’re as common anymore…but either way, I loved playing with them when I was younger so my first ever dream occupation was to work at a shoe store and measure peoples feet. Don’t judge me. I also wanted to be a chef at some point. And probably a dog, actually…

Do you believe in ghosts?
It’s more like I want to believe, but my skepticism prevents me from truly believing.

Ever had a deja-vu feeling?
Many times.

Take a vitamin daily?
My mom made me when I was younger. I stopped for awhile when I grew older but for the past couple years I’ve actually been eating the gummy vitamins for adults. They’re good. xD

Wear slippers?
I used to be a barefoot kind of person, but a couple years ago I began wearing slippers more. Although in the summer I’ll wear the ones that are pretty much just fluffy flip-flops.

Wear a bath robe?
Nope.

What do you wear to bed?
Pajamas. Normally a t-shirt and sweats, but when it gets hotter I’ll wear basketball shorts instead. Sometimes I’ll even go get a pair of boxers because they’re pretty much just like soft, comfy shorts for girls.

First concert?
The Black Eyed Peas.

Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
Walmart. Yay, cheap stuff.

Nike or Adidas?
Sketchers. My feet are small and Sketchers have always fit me well.

Cheetos or Fritos?
Cheetos.

Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Peanuts.

Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?
Nope.

Ever take dance lessons?
No, nor did I ever want to. Although, I did try swing dancing with a friend not too long ago. It was kinda fun. I was awful, but everyone was nice there and didn’t point and laugh.

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Not really.

Can you curl your tongue?
No…

Ever won a spelling bee?
Not that I remember, so probably not.

Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
I can’t remember a specific time, but probably.

Own any record albums?
Nope.

Own a record player?
Nope again.

Regularly burn incense?
No, I prefer candles.

Who would you like to see in concert?
Well, I’ve seen Three Days Grace, Seether, and Avenged Sevenfold when I went to UFest back in…high school I think? But I would still like to go to their own individual concerts. Although I’m not too sure about Three Days Grace, since their leader singer changed. I would have preferred to go when they had their original, but if the opportunity came up I would probably still go see them anyway. I would like to see Breaking Benjamin as well, since they got back together. Fall Out Boy would be fun to see too.

Hot tea or cold tea?
No tea. Tea is icky.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee!

Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
Sugar cookies!

Can you swim well?
Sure.

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Yup.

Are you patient?
Ehhh, depends on the situation.

DJ or band at a wedding?
DJ.

Ever won a contest?
Yes! Just recently I won a fancy blender from a raffle at work.

Ever had plastic surgery?
Nope.

Which are better, black or green olives?
Black. Even though they’re completely processed…I learned that at the Olive Mill we have where I live. But they taste so much better than the green ones…

Can you knit or crochet?
Nope, can barely sew.

Best place for a fireplace?
Actually, I would prefer a campfire out in the woods.

Do you want to get married?
Um, I’m not too sure. Maybe if I found the right person.

If married, how long have you been married?
Not married.

Who was your HS crush?
I didn’t really have a major crush on anyone in HS. But back in junior high I liked this kid with bright red hair. He was really funny. But as we got older I looked back and thought, why did I ever like this kid? He was a jerk. Or grew into one, I suppose.

Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No, that would be my sister. I am the good child *smiles innocently*.

Do you have kids?
Nope.

Do you want kids?
This is still up in the air for me as well as marriage. Pregnancy kinda creeps me out. As of right now, if I ever did want kids I would probably look into adoption. But that may change as I grow older.

What’s your favorite color?
Don’t really have one. I like orange, but a lot of the times I prefer darker colors.

Do you miss anyone right now?
No, not really.

Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?
Fictional world.

Who is your favorite author?
Ugh, this is hard. I’m going to pass on this one.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Even though there’s a lot of crazy going on at the moment, I think I would still live where I do now, in the United States. Unless I suddenly became rich, then I would look into buying a remote island somewhere for me, my books, and a bunch of dogs.


And that’s that! If you thought this looked entertaining and would like to do your own, go ahead. I tag you! Otherwise, I hope you weren’t too bored while reading my answers.

TBR Book Tag

Another book tag! As usual, I was tagged by the amazing Emily @ Embuhlee liest. Woman, you tag me in so many things! I am super glad, but at the same time my procrastination is not, haha. Keep tagging me anyway, because I know me being a baby about it won’t stop you. xD


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Mainly through Goodreads, but I also keep a book list in a notebook. It’s really long but I love writing it down instead of just using the app. Plus, I started it a long time ago so, me being me, I just couldn’t stop adding to it. What can I say? I’m old school.

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?

Mostly print. However, since I received my NOOK I’ve been more open to e-books. And my library only has certain books on my TBR list in e-book form so I don’t really have a choice.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I’m definitely a mood reader. Whatever I feel like reading, I read. However, for those of you who have been following me for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve been mainly focusing on completed series. I also need to start focusing on books I actually own…^^;

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

6068551767326Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater has been in my Goodreads ‘to-read’ section the longest, but as for my book list I have written in a notebook, it would be The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix. The Keys to the Kingdom series by the same author is above that, as well as a few other series – some of which I have completed – but I’ve read a few of the books in those series already so I wasn’t sure if that counted or not.

A book you recently added to your TBR?

24934065One of the most recent books I’ve added to my TBR list on Goodreads is Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton. I was reading a post from one of the blogs I follow about what they recently added to their TBR list and this book was one of them. I read the summary and it sounded like something I would definitely be interested in reading so I added it. However, it will probably be awhile until I actually get around to reading it…^^;

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

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I thought this one was really neat looking.

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

I’m going to have to agree with Emily on this one. Why would you have a book on your TBR list that you never plan on reading? Sure, it may take you awhile to get to the hundreds of books that you have listed there, but the point of having them on there is because you’re interested in reading them!

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher, the sixteenth book in the Dresden Files series. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait.

A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?


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A Court of Thorns and Roses
by Sarah J. Maas. When this book came out I saw sooooo many reviews on it. I really want to read it, but as I’m doing my best to stick to completed series at the moment, I must wait.

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

Ummm, I’m not quite sure. Not many people have actually recommended specific books to me so I can’t think of one at the moment. I usually just see what other people are reading and if it sounds interesting I add it.

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

There are actually a lot of books that are on my list that I want to read…like now. But, as I mentioned above, I’m only reading completed series so I can’t read a lot of the stuff I have added. It’s sad, but I have such a terrible memory that I would have to reread each book in a series every time a new one comes out otherwise I won’t remember anything.

How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?

As of right now, 259. However, that’s not including a lot of the books on my written book list, because for most of the series I want to read I just have to first book actually in my shelf, due to the fact that if I don’t end of liking the series I won’t have to go through the trouble of deleting every book from my shelf.


And there we go! Thanks again for tagging me, Emmy. This was another fun one! :D

Pixar Book Tag

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Hello everybody! I’m finally getting around to catching up with all the stuff I’ve been tagged in. There’s a lot of it…^^; This tag is an original created by my good friend Emily @ Embuhlee liest and her friend Shivii @ Shiviigoesrawr.


Toy StoryA book where you wanted the characters to come to life.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I’m going to have to say the first book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones. Yes, I know, they’ve made a movie for this book and now a TV series, but honestly I don’t think either has really done it justice. The movie was tolerable, and the TV show…well, if you read one of my previous posts you’ll know I didn’t even manage to make it through the first episode. I may try again…we’ll see. But I think this book has such a variety of different characters that it would be a blast if they came to life and I was able to spend some time with them. Especially Jace! ;D

A Bug’s LifeBig beautiful butterfly. Name a character that goes through a wonderful transformation or development arc.

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Kitty Norville from Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn. If you read this series you’ll definitely know what I’m talking about. In the first book Kitty is a submissive werewolf that’s pretty much at the bottom of her pack and is constantly taken advantage of by her alpha. Honestly, she was rather annoying and pathetic. I didn’t know if I would continue with the series due to her being the main character. But, I read all fourteen books in the series, and that is due to the fact she quickly grows a backbone and becomes a likable character that knows what she wants in life.

Monster’s Inc –  Name a book where a strong or scary character develops a soft spot for someone else.

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. Iorek Byrnison is an armored bear who everyone fears, but when Lyra steps into his life and shows him compassion, he steadily begins to take a liking to her. Their friendship and loyalty for each other grows throughout the story.

 

Finding NemoP. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney. Name a book that has an address or other quote within that’s been burned into your memory forever.

The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
Surrey

Come on, we all know this one! xD

The IncrediblesName the coolest book family.

I’m going to have to copy Emily’s answer. The coolest book family is definitely the Weasley’s from Harry Potter. No argument.

Cars1,2 and now 3. Name a book that keeps getting sequels that you feel are not needed.

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Okay, while I did enjoy the first four books in the Tiger’s Curse series, I do not believe a fifth one is needed. Like many people, I thought the series was over after the fourth one – it wrapped up nicely and everything! – but apparently a fifth one is happening and I have no idea how the author could possibly keep going. I guess I’ll find out whenever she decides to release it.

RatatouilleName a book whose main character is not a human nor a humanoid figure.

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Into the Wild by Erin Hunter, the first book in the Warriors series. This was one of my favorite series when I was younger. I still haven’t finished it because there are so many books and they just keep on going. Although I’ve always been more of a dog person, this series that revolves around cats that live in Clans in the forest is a fantastic read that really works your imagination.

Wall-EName a book that made you feel lonely.

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I’m going to go with Life of Pi by Yann Martel, because the whole book is about Pi being stranded out on a boat with only a few animals for company. I guess animals are better than no one, but even I – who is easily annoyed by other humans – would be craving human interaction after such a long time out at sea.

UpName a book whose characters you became very quickly emotionally invested in.

I’m really trying not to say Harry Potter, because I want to give other books a chance, but I’m going to go with Harry Potter anyways. Sorry other books.

BraveName a book with a strong mother/daughter relationship.

Ummm, I honestly can’t think of one for this spot. I’m really trying to…but I can’t. I’m looking through my Goodreads ‘read’ books and in most of the books the relationship between the main character and her mother isn’t that great or she doesn’t have a mother. There may be one or two that has a decent mother/son relationship but I can’t seem to find any good mother/daughter ones.

Inside OutName a book that you would say could be one of your core memories.

764354I will not pick Harry Potter for this section. Instead, I will pick the other book I talk a lot about, Storm Front by Jim Butcher, the first in the Dresden Files series. It was one of the first books that really got me into urban fantasy. I can’t wait for the sixteenth one to come out! :D


And that’s the tag! It was a fun one and I’m proud of you, Emmy, for making your own! And Emmy’s friend too of course! xD