Pride Flag BookTag! (Original Tag)

Hey there! Happy PRIDE month everyone!

Today i present you with my first ever original book tag!

The idea is very simple you get tagged, you answer the questions, you tag whomever you want and so it goes on! Please don’t forget to give credit and tag me so i can see your answers!

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Simonverse, #1)
A character you’d like to write to and ask for advice and comfort

I think, as we’ve seen in the book and the tv show, I’d love to get some advice and love from Simon Spier himself. I find him as one of the most relatable characters I’ve read in a long while. He is by far the character I’d love the most to talk to. I think Becky did a great job with his character and the book itself. I’ll really love to be pen pals with him like he has such a great character and he is such a good friend. Sorry, I just need Simon in my life like, right now.

Felix Ever After
A book with a great trans representation

I haven’t read many books with trans characters yet, but one of my favorite to this day is Cemetery Boys. I’m not saying other books have amazing trans representation, i mean, there are some incredible books, but i feel the way Yadriel is written and driven by the need of showing his family he is like any other brujo moved me a lot. Sometimes we feel like we need to prove ourselves to others, even though it shouldn’t be like that and that is something i took with me while reading that book.

More Happy Than Not
A book that reminds you of yourself or other loved ones

I don’t know why but The Miseducation of Cameron Post is one the books I feel the most related to. Not because I was in that kind of camp, but I did spend a lot of time in boarding schools and different homes for mentally ill people where a lot of the people were from the community and there were a lot of different reactions to the issue. I’ve seen people who would hurt themselves feeling bad for being gay or lesbian or bisexual. I’ve seen a lot of things in my days as a student, a lot of people in the closet, and how others saw us because we were from the LGBTQ+ community.

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1)
Favorite graphic novel with LGBTQ+ characters

I think at the moment my favorite graphic novels are the Heartstopper ones. Alice does a great job representing very different aspects of the community, and also, Charlie and Nick are so sweet together, i have a difficult time expecting for new content of those two. Like, a very hard time.

The Bane Chronicles
A favorite side character part of the LGBTQ+ community

I guess, if i need to choose a side character from the LGBTQ+ community the most obvious asnwer would be Magnus Bane, so i’ll shake it up a little and choose, i can’t believe i’m gonna say this about a Herondale, Kit. I think he counts as a side character in The Dark Artifices and although i didn’t read the whole trilogy (sorry for my sins) i got the vibe there was something going between him and Ty, so it positions him somewhere in the LGBTQ+ community, i don’t know if he is gay or bi or something else, but yeah, he is one of my favorite characters. Yeah, i don’t usually like Herondales, but he is the exception.

Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)
A ship you”ve read way too much fanfiction about

I have two, i’ve read way too much fanfiction about Simon and Bram because OTP forever and also, i’ve read a lot of fanfiction about Ronan and Adam because OTP forever. I can’t choose just one of those ships, they are my very precious and i really love them both, so i won’t be counting how many fanfics i read of each ship, i’ll just say i really enjoy reading about both of them.

BONUS:

Vengeful (Villains, #2)
A favorite main character part of the LGBTQ+ community

Since i’ve already talked too much about Simon Spier i’ll choose a different character for this question…

I’m choosing Victor Vale – Victor is one of my favorite character of all time, he is just… too much to describe really, and he happens to be Asexual (please, if you don’t believe asexuals are part of the community respond to it nicely). Victor is without a doubt one of the most interesting characters i’ve ever read about and i’m so happy i got to read about him. Thnak you V.E. Schwab for such an amazing character!

Since i’m the first one doing the tag (duh) i’m tagging whomever wants to do it! Just please tag me back so i can read your answers!

The Bohemian Rhapsody Tag

it’s Saturday and it’s Tag Time! Yaaaaaaaaay! I love these tags, don’t you? So today i’m doing a really cool one, the Bohemian Rhapsody Tag, based on the song by the great band that was/is/will forever be QUEEN.

As usual, i would want to give credit to the creator of the tag, but i didn’t have the time to research for them, so please, if you know who created it, please let me know so i can give them full credit for it!!

The Bohemian Rhapsody Tag

1.) Mama, just killed a man – A fictional character’s death that really upset you 

Okay, so i hope this isn’t coming as a shock to anyone here … but in case you haven’t read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, skip ahead to the next question.

The character’s death that upset me the most, each and every single time i read the book or think of it is Sirius’s death. Like, the man escaped, sure… but he was never really free. It’s so sad, that the moment he might be able to show the world he wasn’t Voldemort’s follower never came. That the only time he went out of the house he died… it’s… it was the worst.

Okay, there’s a death more upsetting than this one, i just… i don’t talk about it.

2.) Carry on, carry on – A book that was hard to keep reading but worth it in the end

1984 We had a difficult start, i thought i would never be through with it but at some point, the book became incredibly interesting and i couldn’t put it down, like seriously i’m so happy i didn’t give up on it, because now is one of my favorite books of all time.

 

3.) Sends shivers down my spine – A book with a beautiful spine/cover
 The new covers of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are breathtaking and so are the freaking amazing spines they have, like seriously, i’ve been putting aside money for a while now so i can buy them.

4.) Goodbye, everybody; I’ve got to go – A book you couldn’t finish 

I feel like i’ll be bashed because of it, but i never finished reading  The Throne Of Glass, i tried, more than once or twice, it just… the book just isn’t for me.

5.) Thunderbolt and lightning; very, very frightening – A book you found very, very frightening

House of Leaves House of Leaves is one of those books that everyone who talks about it says it’s really a creepy reading and scary, so obviously i really want to read it, because i love being scared so much (is it a weird think to enjoy?)… anyway, i still, everytime i open the book i just start thinking about how i won’t be able to read it at night, and what if it gives me nightmares and such and then i close it and say i’ll read it another time.

6.) Bismillah, no!/We will not let you go – A book/series you wish there was more of

So, it already has six books but, i really want to read more about the characters from The Mortal Instruments, like, i really enjoy the fact that there are other installments with different characters, but i really miss the original gang… to say i even miss Jace, and i don’t even like him… okay, the one i miss the most is Magnus, because he is everywhere but not enough… anyway, i want more shadowhunters’ chronicles but around the New York Institute.

7.) Mamma mia, mamma mia – A book/series which should be made into a musical

Mmmm… this is really difficult, i wish every single one of them was a musical, to be completely honest… but if i had to choose just the one i’ll say Half Bad.. i have many ideas for the songs in the musical itself, i’ve been writing that stuff for more than six months now… that could be really awesome.tumblr_inline_msh194QAX31qz4rgp

8.) The head banging bit – A book that made you facepalm

The first two books (the only ones i read) of the Lux series… i cannot exactly explain why, but i felt like facepalming myself all the time, that’s why i haven’t finished the series yet.

9.) Oh baby, can’t do this to me, baby – A moment from a book when it felt like the author was being mean to you

I don’t know like sometimes i feel betrayed, but at the same time i know it was the right thing to do, so i don’t have any complainings about the authors… or at least i can’t recall any right now.

10.) Nothing really matters – which character(s) did you not care about?

I’m always saying this… people might think i’m insane by now but…. i don’t like the Herondales, yep, i said it, once again. Okay, so that’s not completely true, there’s this lost Herondale that i think i might like, but Jace, James, and Will? No, thank you. Honestly, i just cannot see what people see in them so much….. if you can explain it to me, i’ll be forever grateful. Please don’t hate me though.tumblr_inline_ndypyvbFjw1rk7l06

 

And that’s it… since i wasn’t tagged myself XD, i’ll just leave this to whomever may want to answer to the tag! it was a really fun one!!!

 

 

 

Ruler Of Books Tag

Hey everybody! As you may or may not know it’s time for another Tag Saturday!

This time i found the tag while lurking on Youtube (as i always do). The Tag was originally created by Ariel Bissett, if you don’t know her, check her out she is amazing!

And now, let’s start with the tag for today

Ruler Of Books Tag

If you were the Ruler of Books…

1. What book would you make everyone read?

The Harry Potter series without doubt. Since i was little i’ve found only a few people that read the books, even if it sound weird (as i always say, i don’t have many readers in my surroundings) and i’d love to have a lot of people to talk about these amazing books. Think about you, you go down the streets and every few steps you hear references to Harry Potter, Harry Potter everywhere. It would be like it was christmas everyday tumblr_inline_n61q9gT5Qa1qhdusl.

2. What would you abolish in book construction?

Oh, that’s an easy one.. i’d abolish books with really small letters. I hate it so much, it hurts my eyes to try and read them.. then many times i cannot buy a book i really want because of itand i hate hate HATE it.

3. What author would you commission to write any book?

Patrick Ness. He writes so many different kinds of books and all of them are amazing.. so far there wasn’t one book by him i read that i didn’t love to pieces, like seriously, all his books are almost instantly a favorite.

4. What book would you demote to make room for new books?

Okay… so, here i’m going to talk about a very famous book that i truly don’t understand why people love so much, like honestly i had to read it for school and i felt like ripping my eyes off just so i could stop reading it. I’m talking about Don Quixote.

I don’t mean to offend anyone with my opinion, i just have to say it(?).

I understand the book changed so many things in literature at the time it was written and all, but honestly, it bored me a lot. Like, why do you have to push that book down the throats of young students that are not interested on it and that may get scared by it and never want to read a book again.

5. What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

 

Adam S. Doyle, he is the artist behind The Raven Cycle covers and his are is absolutely breathtaking. I mean, look at these;

Cover of Blue Lily, Lily Blue made by Adam S. Doyle.

Art by Adam S. Doyle

It’s beautiful! Sometimes i just pick up one of The Raven Cycle books and stare at the cover for a while because i love them so freaking much! Sadly, after checking in the book he wasn’t credit for his work..

6. What character’s face would you put on a coin?

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I would put Albus Dumbledore in every coin and under his face will be the quote “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” just so everyone always remember the genius he was.

7. What book would you award the ‘Ruler of Books’ 2016 prize to?

Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy, #3)
My King Of Kings 2016

Half Lost is so far my favorite book of the year. For me it was so intense to read it, i cried so much and sometimes i still do,  i’m not over it. Without doubt this is one of my favorite books of all time and one of the best endings i’ve read. Oh, the tears were everywhere. I want to marry this book.

Haha! That’s it for this tag! I hope you like it and feel free to do it if you want, i honestly really enjoyed answering it :3

‘Til Next Time 😉

firma

Would you Rather Book Tag

Hello! and welcome once again! So today i thought it would be nice to do a book tag, since i love them so much and lately i haven’t been able to read much…So this time, i’ll be answering to the Would You Rather …? Book Tag edition originally made by Rachel Reads, you can watch her video here.

And now, let’s do this!

Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

Since i get so attached to characters, i guess i rather read only trilogies so i can fully fall for the characters before they die on me… Yes, this happens more than i’ll like to.. why this happens all the time?! argh! … anyway, yeah, trilogies are great…tumblr_inline_msh194QAX31qz4rgp

Would you rather only read male or female authors?

Never realy thought about it, i have no idea… i mean, i love books written by both male and female, i don’t think there’s a good decision to make here, i rather read both.

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Would you rather shop at Barnes and Noble or Amazon?

Well, honestly my favorite bookstore *online* is Bookdepository, but if i have to choose between Amazon and Barnes and Noble, i’ll choose Amazon since it’s the only that ships to where i live… although i’d like very much to visit a Barnes and Noble if i had an oportunity, and go back to Waterstones everywhere in London.

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Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

Once again, since i get really attached to characters, i’ll rather have them on my tv every week instead of only once in a movie, … i know that normally movies are more faithful to the books they adapt, but … watching my babies every week tumblr_inline_ndim3mykuN1rpp0xe

Although standalones look better as movies… let’s say ; book series – tv shows, standalones – movies.

 

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Is that even a question? …. pppffff, i’ll rather read 5 books a week, i love books, i enjoy their company very much, of coursei’ll rather read many of them every week…. silly question.E___5364ZHJBPWFG

 

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

A professional author, even though there’s no way that’s happening, … i used to dream of being a writer, but the dream is long gone and now i’m only writing on my blog, hoping i have something that’s worth being said.tumblr_inline_ndns4kUN461rk7l06

 

Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

A Librarian! I love book, but i hate selling stuff, actually i worked a little while as a bookseller and there was too much pressure,  like, i had to convince people to buy books i couldn’t know if they’ll like, so i prefer being a librarian, that way i can recommend any book, worst case scenario they come back and return a book they didn’t like, yes, i know in a store you can do the same, but as a librarian i don’t make them spend money …. also in the bookstore i worked you didn’t get a refund, you could buy another thing in the store, so yeah… spent money anyway.

Would you rather read only your favorite genre, or every other genre but your favorite?

Well, my favorite genre is YA, and i has all kinds of books, contemporary, science fiction, fantasy, dystopia.. so i guess i won’t mind reading only YA books for the rest of my life… i think actually that’s something that’s going to happen anyway.tumblr_inline_n61q9gT5Qa1qhdusl

Would you rather only read ebooks or physical books?

Physical books, because you can touch them and smell them and hug them and they look really nice on shelves …. so yeah, physical books are the best.em291

Would you rather read a love at first sight romance or an intense love triangle romance?

I hate hate HATE love triangles, so obviously i’ll rather a love at first sight, … not that i believe in something like that, but yeah… anything but a love triangle.

 

Well, guy that’s all for this tag!  hope you liked it :), obviously you are invited to do it yourselves if you want to 😀

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

The Mortal Instruments Booktag!

Since last week Lady Midnight, the newest installment in the Shadowhunters Chronicles, was released i thought it would be fun to answer to the Mortal Instruments booktag so i can talk a little about the series that started my love for this world and maybe fangirl. Obviously, this tag will be Lady Midnight spoiler free, because i hate spoilers myself!

I tried to find the original video/post of this booktag, but couldn’t find it, so please, if you know who created it, send me the information so i can give them full credit!

1. When did you start reading the TMI series?

I think i first heard about the books back in 2012, but i read only City of Bones and half of City of Ashes, then i wasn’t sure if i liked it or not, so i waited… then when i saw the movie i was fired up by the concept and started reading the books again. Since then, i’ve been obsessed with these books and the characters and the world and aaaaaaaah! I love it.

2.What is your favourite book in the series?

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

City of Glass, it was such a great book, i mean, even if the story ended there, it had such an energy, i totally loved it and reread it about 3 times in a row the first time i read the book, although City of Lost Souls it’s a very close one, yes, i adore these two books too much!

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
3.Who is you favourite male/female character?

For the 40k Giveaway!morrron requested Magnus Bane! (Tarot Card!) 
Art by Cassandra Jean

I’ve said it already, but well… Magnus Bane is my favorite character from the series, and from any series really, he is my baby, my bae, my everything.tumblr_inline_ndypxlFrQk1rk7l06
4.What is your favourite rune?

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Voyance

I really wish this was a real thing, if i could have the sight, that could be so awesome. Also, i reall like the way the rune looks, yes, sometimes i’m that shallow.
5.If you were a downworlder what would you be?

I want to be a warlock! Although i’m pretty sure with my luck i’d end up being a Werewolf, and it’s not that i don’t like them, it’s just, their life span is pretty much the same as humans (?) and i want to have magic and live forever …
6.What is you favourite scene from the books?

I don’t know!  there are so many! But i’ll say that one of my favorites is the heart to heart talk Jace and Alec have when they are in Hell (City of Heavenly Fire), where Alec says to Jace that he is devastated from kidnapping and he says some like “this is me in pieces” and all the stuff that Jace tells Alec about trusting him and them being Parabatai ….

Also, i always laugh when i read the scene when in City of Ashes they want to check if the fearless rune work and they don’t know how to scare Alec so Magnus goes like ‘Booo’, I always thought that was because Magnus thought Alec was afraid of what he represented in his life …

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7.What are your thoughts on Sebastian?

I really enjoyed his character, he was a fun villian and i really liked reading about all the stuff he was doing, …. also, i felt sorry for him at the end …. and i actually liked him more than i like Jace, so…
8.Favourite quote from the books

One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

9.Have you read the Infernal Devices?

Okay, please don’t kill me, i totally love The Mortal Intruments, but i couldn’t connect with The Infernal Devices characters… I read the first two books and tried to read the third more than three times, but the idea of knowing how it ends and imagining all that will happen to get there, just for characters i don’t particularly like, made me drop the book unfinished… I hate love triangles and i don’t have patience for that, at least right now, so it’s still in my TBR but i’m not in a rush to read it.

 

Well that’s all for today’s tag! Hope you enjoyed it!

‘Til Next Time 😉

Clems.

The Desert Island Book Tag

It’s tag time again! Today i’ll be doing the Desert Island Book Tag, I saw this tag at 

Water — A book you simply cannot live without

Daddy-Long-LegsDaddy – Long – Legs by Jean Webster

One of my favorite books, and the one i take with me wherever i go, it’s Daddy Long Legs . I’ve read this book so many times i can’t even remember anymore. It may not be my favorite above all, but it’s the one i would choose if i could only read one book for the rest of my life. The book has everything, it’s funny, emotional, full of wonder and beautiful moments. I just love it, so so much.

 

Food— A book that is a close second on your favourites list

The Gospel According to Larry The Gospel According To Larry by Janet Tashjian

Once again, this is a book i read too many times, yet, i could keep reading it forever. This book helped me shape myself to the person i’m today, and because of that it has a special place in my heart and is obviously one of my favorite books of all time.

 

 

Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Any of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series is *my home*, these books are one of the most important ones, and the most meaningful to me. I always feel safe when reading them, not only because i know what is going to happen, but because the characters are like my family.

Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read

The Perks of Being a Wallflower The Perks of  Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

In my opinion, if you want to recommend a book to someone who doesn’t read, you have to give them something approchable, something they can relate to… now, i know some stuff in the book may not be fully relatable, but the book is about a boy trying to find his place in this world and i think that’s something we all struggled with at some point. Also, i totally love the book and i would love to have someone to share it with.

Matchsticks — A book that warms your heartEleanor & Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

I don’t really have words to describe how much this book means to me and or how much it warms my heart, it’s just an eternal fire, whenever i remember this book i just feel happiness and sadness, it’s just bittersweet and i adore it.

Compass — A book that directed you towards our love of reading

The Secret Garden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I said it already so many times, this book is the one that really got me reading books and loving them.. I read it when i was 8 (if i remember right) and it opened my mind to so many new worlds i never thouht could exist… I think  should reread it, it’s been a while since the last time i read it … it’s such a wonderful story, i cannot put my feeling in words, really ….. i love this book with all my heart.

Get Tagged:

Well, since i don’t know who did it and who didn’t i’ll leave the tagging open to whomever wants to do the tag! it’s super fun so if you haven’t done it yet, this is the right time!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

Reading Habits Tag

Another day, another tag! This time The Reading Habits Tag,

ENJOY!

[So sorry, i couldn’t find the original video/post of the tag, as always, if you know who created it please send me a message telling me so i can give them full credit!]

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?Mmm, not really… i read pretty much wherever i can or feel comfortable at the moment… it mostly depends on how badly my back hurts…

Mmm, not really… i read pretty much wherever i can or feel comfortable at the moment… it mostly depends on how badly my back hurts…

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Bookmarks, i love them. I normally use the ones i received from BookDepository, they are made by buyers and they are wonderful!!

Bookmark 1Kelly Duncan  Bookmark 2Tze-Chiang Lim Bookmark 5Jack Henseleit(some examples)

3. Can you stop reading or do you have to wait until you finish a chapter?
I prefer to finish a chapter, but it isn’t always possible so i try to at least finish a page that ends in a period, i would hate to stop middle sentence, obviously…

4. Do you eat or drink while eating?
mmm, when reading physical books no but i don’t mind when reading on a tablet or so…

5. Can you read while listening to music or watching tv?
Actually no, i need as much silence as possible when reading really.. i know there are people who have like playlists for specific books and such and i think it’s so cool i wish i could do that too.

6. One book at a time or several at once?
Lately i’ve been reading more than one at a time, for some reason i end up reading them faster or something. I find it difficult to just read one now, mostly because my reading depends on my mood at the time and sometimes i’m not in the mood for a specific book. Although i try to have one physical and the rest in kindle at the same time, otherwise i would have to bring a lot of books with me everywhere… I also use quite a lot my audible application, although there i have some favorites i just want to ‘reread/relisten’

7. Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere!! I love reading in buses and such, at parks, wherever..

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently mostly.. unless i’m really feeling the characters then i may reenact the scenes (…)by myself [….]

9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
I tended to check the end of the books when i started but i’ve been just reading the book itself as it goes for a few years now :3

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?
I really enjoy looking at them new, but there’s nothing you can really do, it is bound to happen at some point…

11. Do you write in books?
It’s weird, i see all the people that write in books, and it seems ‘cool’ but at the same time books are sacred so why would you do that?! i case it wasn’t clear my answer is no, i don’t write in my books…nor others’ of course…

Well, that was the tag for today! I hope you liked it!

‘Til Next Time 😉

C.

 

‘Tis The Season Book Tag

Book tag time comes early this week, mostly because I wanted to post something wintery/christmasy …

This tag was created by RichardDenney . Hope you enjoy it! :3

1. Do you have a favorite Winter read?

Mmm, not really. Maybe one of the Harry Potter books, mostly because Harry Potter is a great reading for any season…although i guess that if i was reading A Song of Ice and Fire, it would be the perfect reading for winter…

2. Find a book with blue on the cover!

Made You UpSo, i haven’t read this book yet.. but it’s waiting for me in my kindle. Any way, i love the cover a lot. Like, seriously is gorgeous.

 

 

 
3. Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree?

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)Oh my, the moment i saw this cover i fell in love with it, it so beautiful, i can’t describe it really. I can’t wait to have the boo in my hands, not only for the cover though.. i really want to read this book already.

 

 
4. Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a Winter vacation!

Hogwarts. I want to spend my winter vacation at the most magical place in the world, of course!
5. Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your Winter vacation!

OH! I want Magnus Bane with me, i’m sure it’ll be lots of fun!
6. Name one book on your Wishlist this year!

1984Mmm, i have so many… but if i have to decide…for ficiton i really want 1984 by George Orwell. As for non-fiction, i’ll be very happy if i could get Columbine by Dave Cullen..

 

 

7. Favorite Holiday drink, treat, & movie?

Hot Chocolate&Cookies(of any kind really)&Home Alone

I’ve seen this movies so many times, and i really can’t imagine a christmas day without it. Like, i watch them every year.. i mean… i’m leaving here now just to do exactly that.

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas to you all!! I hope you have a great time with your loved ones!