50 Bookish Questions Tag

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Found this cool Book Tag on Atlantic Reads

Happy Day everyone! Here is yet another fun book tag for me to do. Enjoy!

1. What was the last book you read?

That would be one of the Sailor Moon manga series.

2. Was it a good one?

Oh, Yah! The further you get into the Sailor Moon story the better it gets!

3. What made it good?

More fighting and more Sailor Guardians to the story.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Yes, I would but everyone knows what Sailor Moon is!

5. How often do you read?

Every day, as much as I can possible.

6. Do you like to read?

Yes! Very much!

7. What was the last bad book you read?

Its been a while since I last read a bad book but I think it was Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel! Unfortunately, I was not a big fan of the book. Read my book review here.

8. What made you dislike it?

To me, the author tried too hard. I didn’t like how the story was written and how some of the original old jokes from the original story were flipped to a new version in the new story. Without spoiling anything I didn’t like that there was another character added to the story was I felt it wasn’t necessary.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

Yes! I love retelling stories and always had a passion for writing (Working on a story right now)

10. Has any book influenced you greatly?

Every book does, I would have to say mainly Marissa Meyers books!

11. Do you read fan fiction?

No, Never tried reading fan fiction..maybe one day.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

Sorry, No.

13. What’s your favorite book?

Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

14. What’s your least favorite book?

Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha

15. Do you prefer physical books or on a device?

Physical books all the way to add to my bookshelves!

16. When did you learn to read?

At an extremely young age, my mother would know when.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

Lord Of The Flies by William Golding.

18. What is your favorite book series?

Warriors by Erin Hunter! I can always re-read those amazing books!

19. Who is your favorite author?

Marissa Meyer! She will always be number one for me but there are other great authors out there I appreciate too.

20. What is your favorite genre?

YA & Biographies.

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon Manga series! I can totally relate to her.

 

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

All books do. I always visualize like I’m actually there with the characters as a ghost watching everything play out.

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?

The Sun Is Also A Star By Nicola Yoon. (I have not seen the movie) I want more from the two main characters and the ending had me in all sorts of feelings where I want to know what happens with them. I mean I can pretty much guess it but still, I want to read more of it!

24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

Hocus Pocus & The All The Sequel By A. W. Jantha!

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

It depends if I’m really into it two days the most, but I just had a baby so not as much as I would like to read in a day and finished. *Sigh* the good old days when I could read all day.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

Yes! I like to see how it plays out visually and compare which was better, usually, books always win!

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaption?

A Series of Unfortunate Events, the t.v show and the movie.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. The book was really good and the movie, the actors in the movie made the characters stand out and were amazing bringing them alive on the screen.

29. Do you read newspapers?

I used to when my dad would come home with one when I was younger but now as an adult I read the news online.

30. Do you read magazines?

Yes, I do, but not as much. I love video games so I subscribed to Game Informer I also love National Geographic magazines and Life!

31. Do you prefer a newspaper or magazines?

Magazines! But if you would have asked me this question when I was younger I would have said newspaper!

32. Do you read while in bed?

Yes of course!

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

Such a random question but no I do not, and I know there are people out there in the world who do this.

34. Do you read while in the car?

Yes! If me and my family are traveling and I’m not the one driving then Ill be reading.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

Yes! Every time I take a bath I read.

36. Are you a fast reader?

I can be, but I prefer to take my time.

37. Are you a slow reader?

No not at all, unless I want to be.

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

Anywhere outside, under a tree.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Only if someone is screaming in the background.

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

I don’t need it but I prefer it that way.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

That would be my mother! Thanks to her I have a passion for books.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

Right now I’m reading the Fable series by Bill Willingham but that is a comic series, so after I finish that I’m gonna re-read the Warrior series by Erin Hunter.

43. When did you start reading chapter books?

Gosh, I really had to think back on this, I was really young and I want to say my first chapter book was Goosebumps?

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

Erin Hunter, the author of the Warrior series.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Right now Marissa Meyer!

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Leigh Bardugo, I feel like we would have a lot of tea time talking about interesting things since she is a very creative thinker.

47. What book have you re-read the most?

Scary stories, I can never get enough of this book when I was a child and still can’t now as an adult.

48. Which books do you consider classic?

Lord Of The Flies, The Great Gatsby, Frenhieght 451, Little Women.

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every in school?

All the classics, which is what I read with my class when I was in school.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

No whats so ever.

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Tiger Lily Book Review

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Title: Tiger Lily

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Harper Collins

Pages: 292

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“If I’d never really know Tiger Lily was an animal, I knew it now. Tiger Lily was a beast, and the boys were too, and they were beasts together.”

Neverland is my favorite fictional place, I grew up loving Peter Pan and all the retelling stories and every possible movie ever made about it! I was super excited to get my hands on this book and it sure did surprise me.

The story is being told thru Tinker Bells eyes. I was not expecting that. In the beginning, it started out slow and at first, I was bummed out that the story was being told thru Tinker Bell but towards the end of the book it wasn’t too bad but there are parts in the story where I wish we could read Tiger Lily’s thoughts on certain events that would happen thru out the story.

This is a story between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan and how they feel for each other before Wendy Darling showed up to Neverland. It was a cute story and beautifully written however I feel like there could have been a bit more to the story and more of a background to some of the characters.

I do love that we get to see how the Tick-Tock Crocodile got the clock stuck in his stomach. We do get some background information on Captain Hook and how he got to Neverland. We get to have some knowledge of how time works in Neverland.

Some parts of the story were mention that Tiger Lily wasn’t pretty to some of the other characters in the story which I thought was a little bit of a bummer to read since Tiger Lily is a strong , unique character that I would think would be pretty inside and out.

I’m kinda on the defense side of the ending of the story but when I think about it there isn’t any other way to really end the story, at the beginning of the story it is said this is a sad story and the whole book is a dark story to be told.

Finishing the story kinda made me sad and depressed with how the characters were left off but I think that was the whole point.

Ready to take a trip to Neverland?

 

 

 

Wilder Girls Book Review

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Title: Wilder Girls

Series: Wilder Girls

Author: Rory Power

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 353

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I read this book for my Barnes And Noble YA book club. This book was something else and it’s definitely something I don’t usually read. I feel all sorts of ways with this story and here is what I think.

We have an island with girls stuck at there school due to a weird spreading of something that affects each girl differently which they call it Tox. They are quarantined and can not leave the island.

We have three main characters Hetty, Byatt, and Reese. Byatt goes missing and Hetty is determined to find her by breaking rules to leave school grounds to find her friend and doing so she discovers what is really going on and the secrets that others been hiding from each other.

This was a creepy little story. I wish the author would have taken the time to write more about each character background so we could connect with the characters and build a connection with them. I didn’t like the writing of the story where it was too slow in the beginning and in the middle of the story. The ending was the only interesting part for me, where everything was coming together but yet I still have questions.

I think it could have been a bit more detailed with the characters and explain a little bit more with the Tox and how it affects everyone including the animals. It wasn’t a complete horrible story, could be better. I would like to also mention that the cover of the book is unique and absolutely love the cover.

I hope there is a second book if there is I will be reading it on hopes for some answers and more details on the girls and what was going on because the ending has me confused.

Ready to catch this Tox?

 

 

The Fault In Our Stars Book Review

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Title: The Fault In Our Stars

Series: Stand Alone

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 313

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I read this book before I watched the movie and its such a great story. I love how John Green writes, he truly has become one of my top favorite authors.

Of course, the book was way better than the movie, that’s how it usually is. I picked this book up when I was at the airport waiting for my flight back home and read the whole book. I was sad and was shocked at how this story played out. It such a cute, emotional, story that gave me the feels.

The two main characters are Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. I absolutely love these two characters together! I’m not much of a romantic type and if there is romance it needs to be original type romance if you know what I mean. Now that I’m thinking about it this would have to be my favorite romance book and here’s why…

Hazel has cancer and is going thru depression, her mother sends her to a support group where she meets Augustus. Thru out the book, you see a wonderful relationship building between the two where they fall in love with each other.

John Green wrote this story very beautiful and detailed. The character building between the two was perfect. The ending had me, I was expecting it but still had me with my feelings. I like how the ending finished, I was wondering how it was going to end and it ended just right.

I definitely recommend reading the book then watching the movie, I liked both but we all know the book is always better.

Ready to fall in love?

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The Sun Is Also A Star Book Review

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Title: The Sun Is Also A Star

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 384

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Young love…Who would have thought that I would actually fall in love with this story? I’m not really into romance stories it would have to really get me and I thought this story was pretty cute from the beginning to the very end.

This book has been in my TBR jar and I selected the title surprised to find out that the movie comes out next month so It was meant to be. I knew it was going to be a romance story and I had my fingers crossed it was going to be worth the read and sure enough it was. It’s different, unique, and beautiful…a love story I have not read before so it has originality for me to keep reading.

Our story starts out in New York City. We get to meet Natasha, a young girl who is originally born in Jamaica along with her younger brother and parents. Natasha and her family are being deported back to Jamaica, Natasha is doing everything she can for her and her family to be able to stay in America. Natasha is all about facts and what’s in front of her type of person.

We also get to meet Daniel, who is a Korean – American whose family is from South Korea. Daniels family have high expectations for him to be a doctor and has a very important interview to get into Yale. Daniel is all about fate and destiny and true love.

I definitely feel like the love tension between the two went really fast but in a really good way. We have two completely different people and one who truly believes in fate and tries to show the other to follow your heart and what it says.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

You know its a good book when you really can’t put the book down and you want to know what’s going to happen and I mean I had to know what the fate was between these two young couples and where they were going to end up. So many questions running thru my head… Are they going to end up being together? Are they getting married on the same day they meet? Do Natasha and her family have to go back to Jamaica? The ending gave me goosebumps! I love endings of stories, it’s everything for me and it ended perfectly for me.

Get your popcorn and candies! The movie comes out next month and I’m very stoked to have a “Me-Time” to watch this!

Ready to take on the Universe?

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Turtles All The Way Down Book Review

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Title: Turtles All The Way Down

Series: Stand Alone

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 286

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This is my second book I ever read from John Green and I love everything about it. There is just something about John Green’s writing that just keeps me going and going and not wanting to stop.

This story is exactly what I needed this weekend. Mix of mystery, romance, and a little bit of humor. The story was smoothly put together into place nicely where I have a full understanding of what’s going on and enough action going on where it kept me reading.

We have a story where a 16-year-old Aza who is the main character and her best friend Daisy are investigating a fugitive who is a billionaire who is missing and there is a hundred thousand dollar reward leading to the fugitive named Russel Pickett. Aza used to hang out with the fugitive’s son name Davis when they were kids. Aza and Davis reconnect with each other and build a relationship. Thru the whole book, we are in Aza’s point of view on things and what she is dealing with.

Aza has severe Anxiety issue when it comes to health. John Green did a wonderful job writing about Aza and how she feels and what she is thinking. I truly enjoyed reading about her and how she deals with her life and everyone around her. Her relationship with her mother and her best friend and Davis is wonderful to read seeing the character growth thru out the book with them.

I would like to share that I absolutely love Daisy, Aza’a best friend! If Daisy was in the real world her and I would have been good friends. I love that she is a Star Wars fanatic and who she is as a person makes me smile and laugh where you need a Daisy in your life. The character growth between her and Aza was amazing to me, they are two different people who are best friends which reminds me of my best friend that I grew up with.

I was so curious to what happened to the missing fugitive and also wondering what the relationship with the characters would end up towards the end of the book. I am very pleased with this book and highly recommend it!

Who’s ready for this lovely gem?

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Blogoween Day 19: October Book Haul

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Holy cow! It’s been nine days since I last posted! I swear there is a good reason, but a more personal reason that I will announce sometime soon. I went on my October Book Haul earlier than expected this month and here are all the goodies I purchased this month.

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The Wicked Deep By Shea Ernshaw

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The Face On The Milk Carton By Caroline B. Cooney

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The Black Witch & The Iron Flower By Laurie Forest

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Wires And Nerve By Marissa Meyer

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Furyborn By Claire Legrand

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The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein By Kiersten White

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Grim Lovelies By Megan Shepherd

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Miss Peregrine’s Series By Ransom Riggs

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Twisted Tales Series By Liz Braswell

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Dread Nation By Justina Ireland

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The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy By Mackenzi Lee

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Dracula Leatherbound collection

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Sailor Moon Series

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Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop

See any books you read? Let me know what your thoughts are! TTFN.

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