The Festive Christmas BookTag

Saturday is here again and since it’s December it means… BOOKTAG DAY! As always i hope you have as much fun reading and answering it as i did doing so myself!

I found this tag at GirlReading’s youtube channel sadly she hasn’t been uploading for the last two years, but i think this booktag deserves a place and maybe we can revive it!

1) A fictional family you would like to spend christmas dinner with?

I think the Kinomotos are the way to go. They are such a lovely family and i’m sure they’ll be having a few more visitors this time of the year, some are all year long at their house.

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2) A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?

I love canvas bags and i’d love me some with quotes from books. I used to have one with a quote from Game of Thornes but i always felt a cheater with it becuase i don’t like the books (or the tv show). I’d love one with the little prince in it.

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3) A fictional character you think would make a perfect christmas elf?

I’m trying to think of someone who’d be annoyed by this, and i think maybe Victor Vale (Vicious) or Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle) may be the perfect for the job. Also Adam Parrish (The Raven Cycle) because everything would be perfect on him.

4) Match a book to it’s perfect christmas song.

All I want for christmas (aka as the one christmas song i love) would be perfect for two teens in love who only wanted to find each other…

Amazon.com: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (9780375859557): Rachel Cohn, David  Levithan: Books

5) Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?

I don’t remember any character I’ve been that disappointed on, but if i may put myself out there, i could think of a few authors…

6) A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?

Nathan Bryn (Half life) deserves tons of love but i don’t see many people even talking about his trilogy so, yes, I want people to know he is the nicest of them all.

Reseña: El lado oscuro (Una vida oculta #1) de Sally Green

7) Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmasy feel to it.

35 Best Christmas Books of All Time

I hadn’t read this book but it is all i want in a christmasy cover for obvious reasons…. I adore it so much, now i have the need of buying the book.

8) A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?

Amazon.com: The Little Prince (8580001044842): Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,  Richard Howard: Books

I recently reread it for the firs time and it hit me in a way it didn’t the first time. I absolutely adored it this time and i wish everyone would read it and enjoy it as much as i did.

I’m tagging anyone wanting to do this booktag because it shouldn’t die!

If you do it please tag me back so i can see your answers!

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!

Winter Wonderland book tag

Booktag time! Yeah.. i know, i should find something better to update, i’m working on it. Anyway you can find the original tag [HERE] (apparently, i can’t enter the video for some reason…) , hope you enjoy it!

1. What book is so happy and sweet that it warms your heart?

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Simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli, this book is so sweet and funny, with a happy vibe all over the place, i think it may be one of the happiest books i’ve read in a very long time.

 

 

2. What is your favorite book with a white cover?

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My favorite book with a white cover will be one of these two, only i can’t make up my mind to decide which one, also i’m not quite sure if everything everything qualifies because it has so much color in it… either way, these two books, both amazing books, i recommend them to all.

 

3. You’re sitting in a nice comfy chair, wearing a onesie, with a lovely warm hot chocolate but what MONSTER read are you reading?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)My baby, The Order Of The Phoenix, I love this book so much… well, i love all the Harry Potter books but the last four are just epic, not only because of the story but because they grew so much in comparison of the first three, so much more story to get into *0*

 

 

4. It started snowing so you decided to have a snowball fight! What fictional character would you love to have the snowball fight with?

Fred and George Weasley, of course.

5. Sadly, your fire is beginning to go out. So what book would you tear the last few chapters out to throw into the fire?

Haha, can i just throw a whole book? (okay, so this is my personal opinion, and i don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, i just didn’t like the book, no, its’s more like, i was disappointed by it)

Armada

Yeah.. maybe i was expecting too much from it after reading Ready Player One… but it was ah.. i didn’t enjoy it at all..

6. What book is so close to your heart that you would gift it to someone this Christmas who hasn’t read it but wants to get into reading?

That’s a difficult question, because not everyone is interested on the same things, but i guess i’ll give A Monster Calls to eveyrone if i could, because it’s a book about something we all go through in life, and we are never too old to read and understand it.

A Monster Calls

Oh man, if i would’ve thought about it earlier i could’ve get it for my sister… too bad… 😦

Well, that was all for now!

All I Want For Christmas Book Tag!

Saturday is here and yet again here i am with another book tag! … Okay, so this time the book tag i’ll be doing is called All I Want For Christmas, since we are getting so close to the holidays, and also because this year i’ll be celebrating it a bit late with the family TT_TT … I couldn’t find the orignal post of this tag, so please if you know who started this tag please send me a link so i can give them the credit they deserve for it! Thank you!

Now Let’s Start!

1. What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?
Only one? .. that’s difficult… I guess I’ll go with Adam Parrish from The Raven Cycle, sorry Ronan, the boy is mine.
Also, if i may get a fictional [tv show] character I would like to get Jacob Stone, please… or Sam Winchester.
2. What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
Magnus Bane, hands up.

3. You write your Christmas wish list for Santa. What are the top 5 books on it?

already out:

  1. Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone illustrated
  2. A Natural History of Dragons
  3. The universe vs Alex Woods
  4. The sky is everywhere
  5. The InkWorld trilogy (in English)

of which i’ll recieve none because my family thinks i own enough books for the rest of my life and will not buy me any more.

to be published:

  1. The Raven King
  2. Lady Midnight
  3. Half Lost
  4. The Hidden Oracle
  5. Passenger
4. It’s secret Santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?
I want The Monste Book of Monsters, it seems such a fun thing to own :p
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5. You get to spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom. What do you pick?
Harry Potter, enough said.

6. What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph with and be able to meet on your roof?

mushu

Mushu or any other Dragon :p, hehe, i know Mushu doesn’t look like regular dragons, but he is a cutie, and i like him a lot, i also like more regular Dragons, so i don’t mind which one comes.
 
7. You invite 10 fictional characters to your New Years Eve party, who do you pick?
  1. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
  2. Magnus Bane (Shadowhunter chronicles)
  3. Frank Zhang (The Heroes of Olympus)
  4. Hazel Levesque (The Heroes of Olympus)
  5. Hearthstone (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Aasgard)
  6. Adam Parrish (The Raven Cycle)
  7. Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle)
  8. Minho (The Maze Runner)
  9. Park Sheridan (Eleanor&Park)
  10. Cath (Fangirl)
8. What character would make a good Santa?
Honestly, i think Naruto would be the best Santa ever, … but if i have to choose from books (and although Naruto is a fictional character from a series of books…) I’ll go with Hagrid, he is just awesome.

The Ultimate Book Tag

It’s that time of the week, time for booktag! this one was originally answered by Chapter Chicks, and was made for them by their friend Megan from goodreads.
So, i’ll be answering this amazing questions, hope you enjoy it!

The ultimate Book Tag

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
No, in fact I love reading when i’m on the road, wherever it’s in a car, a bus or a train, just won’t read while flying because i’m too scared to even breath normally.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I’ll say Haruki Murakami, his books are always so weird and compelling, like, i may not like the  characters or what they do but the story is so interesting i’ll keep reading..

3. Harry Potter or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer?
Harry Potter. ALWAYS.

  1. One of my favorite books from childhood and the one that made me fall in love with books.
  2. An incredibly detailed world, nothing is there for no reason.
  3. It has magic, I love magic, I enjoy books with magic. Magic is the best.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books…)?
I have a notebook, in case i have some ideas for some story, some pens, my phone, my sister’s iPad (because i have some more books there, just in case), my phone’s charger, gum, my glasses.

5. Do you smell your books?
Not that i can recall..

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
I don’t really mind them not having illustrations, but when they do it’s a pleasant surprise.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
I won’t talk about that.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood?
I used tor talk to them because i believed they have souls. Maybe that’s not funny actually, i don’t know what to say here.

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and After Dark by Haruki Murakami.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
It’s either Under The Dome by Stephen King or 1q84 by Haruki Murakami, i’m too lazy to go check right now.

11. Do you write as well as you read? Do you see yourself in the future as an author?
No, i prefer reading, although i have some characters living in my mind, if someday you find weird BL stories, like, really weird ones, that will mean i might give it a chance..

12. When did you get in to reading?
Elementary school, literature class, 4th grade.

13. What is your favorite classic book?

I haven’t read many classics, but of those i read my favorite is Wuthering Heights.
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Okay, in spite of sounding a bit arrogant, all subjects were my best, like, seriously, i was the best student at my school.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before hand and hated…what would you do?
It depends, if it’s a random someone that gave it to me, i’ll just shelf it somewhere out of sight, if it’s someone i appreciate i’ll may try rereading it…

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?
Th0se are two very different  books, what the heck? mm, like Harry Potter i’ll say Septimus Heap by Angie Sage, because i haven’t seen people talking about those books for some reason… for dystopian i’ll say The Hunt trilogy by Andrew Fukuda, and i’ll also say it’s a shame, because those are some pretty awesome ‘vampires’, like, no it’s not as all the other vampires around the YA section (and yes, it’s still dystopian, you just have to read it, and i have to make a review of the trilogy)

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Dropping the drafts before finishing and never trying to end my thoughts, then deleting what i wrote.

18. What is your favorite word?
o-o, Avant Garde.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
People tell me i’m a nerd … also a geek, so there you go..

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
I guess fairies, although i hate the ones from the Cassandra Clare’s books, i only like one (maybe two) Vampires and that’s all, but fairies are (regulary) nice and such, so … [i haven’t read the coldest girl in coldtown yet, so this may change]

21. Shapeshifters or angels? Why?
Mmm, I think shapeshifters, I find that to be super sexy for some reason o.0 ( i can’t believe i used the word sexy ).

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves, i love werewolves, they are my favorite supernatural creatures, so yeah… Werewolves.

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
I’ll say Vampires but only because i find Zombies to be boring and gross.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden love all the way, i hate hate love triangles, it’s so unrealistic when everyone find the same abnoxious person to be the most beautiful person ever, like, really, how do you even like someone that horrible.

25. AND FINALLY! Full on romance book or action-packed with a few loves scenes mixed in?

Action now and forever, i don’t like romance, i find romantic books boring mostly, i need the action, although i enjoy the ocasional YA romance.

Book Collectors Tag

Hello everyone! it’s time for another booktag, … i’ve been trying to find the original video/post (i’m not sure) of this tag but i wasn’t able to find it… it anyone knows who made it, please let me know so i can give them the credit for it! Thank you so much!

Book Collectors Tag

1. How many books do you own?

I think it may be about 550-600ish I’m not 100% sure, these past two years have been a wild ride to the bookstore. I don’t have all my books together, most of them are still at my parents’ house. At my current house i have at least 150, luckily i still have a little space on my bookshelves although I’m starting to run out of space, my buying rate it’s about 10 books a month so…
2. How long has it taken to accumulate your collection?
I started when i was about 16 and whomever thought i was old enough to take care of my money was very wrong also, i worked for a while at a bookstore and i may or may not have spent all my checks there
3. How often do you buy books?
I buy books almost every week if not physical ones then ebooks or audiobooks.
4. How do you arrange your books?
Currently i put them wherever there’s some space for them, I’ve have have two shelves with tbr books, another two with read ones and a bookshelf with my favorites apart from the rest, because my beloveds, which is running out of space these year.. I just enjoyed a great reading year this far.
5. What is the first book you remember buying?
Harry Potter and the half blood prince by JK Rowling in English was the first book i bought by myself but the first one i actually asked for were The Lord Of The Rings books.
6. What is the last book that you purchased?
Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, i just decided it’s time to read the series since Winter was published a few days ago.
7. What is the longest book you own?
1q84 by Haruki Murakami, i bought an edition with all the trilogy on it, and it ended up being an extremely uncomfortable book to read because it’s so heavy.
8. What is the shortest book that you own?
The alchemist by Paulo Coleho it’s a short book but it felt like an eternity when i read it.

Book buying tag

Hello everybody! it’s time for another booktag! This was was originally made by  Megan Olivier , hope you enjoy it!

1. Where do you buy your books from?

I buy my books pretty much everywhere i can, from bookstore (including second-hand ones),  amazon (especially for kindle) and from online stores such as bookdepository.com and audible.com

2. Do you ever pre-order books, and if you do, do you order online or in store?

There are some books i really need to read the moment they are published so yeah, i pre-order not much but i do, i do it online because were i live no one cares about new books so there’s no chance to pre-order them here.

3. On average how many books do you buy a month?

There are months and months, i mean… some months i’ll buy only two books and some months, as this one, i’ll buy 14-15 …

4. Do you use your local library?

Not right now … although my local library looks pretty promising, i should check it up.

5. If you do borrow from your library, how many books are you allowed to borrow/how many do you borrow?

Every single library i’ve been able to borrow from allowed me to borrow just two books, TWO books?! what do they want me to do with just two books…

6. What is your opinion on library books?

I love libraries and all and i’m pretty sure in other countries they may have a lot of great book, but lately i”ve been reading only in English and where i live libraries don’t have many good books in English, mostly Nicholas Sparks and 50 shades of Grey sort of books …

7. How do you feel about charity shops/secondhand bookstores?

I think they are great, to let books keep living and finding people that will love them, also giving people who can’t afford to buy new books the oportunity to find some great readings, it’s amazing.

8. Do you keep your read and TBR piles on a shelf together?

Not really, while my already read books are in their shelves the TBR piles are everywhere in my room, in shelves but also in my closet, my bag and so… they are everywhere. Also the TBR and the read books are in different shelves.

9. Do you plan to read all the books that you own?

Well, i sure hope so, but i’ll have to living a very long time to do it…

10. What do you do with all the books that you own that you’ll never read/didn’t enjoy?

Go right to the lowest shelf of my bookshelves.

 

11. Have you ever donated books?

No, i get too attached to my books to be able to donate any of them.

12. Have you ever been on a book buying ban?

mmm, about two years ago i went for about six months without buying any books, didn’t help that the moment i allowed myself to do so i spent tons of money.

13. Do you feel that you buy to many books?

No i don’t… not even close, but people seem to think they have a say about the amount of books i buy and own, personally, i think you can never have enough… everyday people are think about new stories so, as long as people write  i’ll be buying more books.

Social Media Book Tag

Okay, so this tag was supposed to be posted last Saturaday, but after a little thinking i wasn’t feeling up for it, so i delayed it a little, hope it’s just fine. Now i leave you with the tag!

Yes! it’s time for another book tag This time; the social media book tag

Original video by Faultydevices

Modified version by Ariel Bissett

Twitter
Favorite short book

After Dark by Haruki Muraki ; i don’t even know why, but this is one of my favorite books ever, it has nothing to do with the fact that i’m in love with everything he writes. It just happens to be a great short book.. ** also if i can make an honorary mention; the light novel All You Need Is Kill, it’s super kickass, i had so much fun while reading it. I recommend it a lot.

Facebook
A book that everybody pressured you to read

Meh, i don’t get pressured by people to read because i’m the only reader i actually know in real life, but one book everyone was talking about and convinced me to give it a try was Throne Of Glass, pretty much as with facebook itself, i wasn’t that impressed.

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A book you read before it was cool

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower… Yeah well, i read it for the first time a long while ago, i don’t remember when but then again, i read it so many times it doesn’t really matter any longer..

MySpace
A book you don’t remember whether you liked it or not

This is so difficult really, i honestly remember pretty much every book i read, so i guess i’ll go with The Visits (Las Visitias by Silvia Schujer) because i don’t remember what it is about so i can’t really say if i liked it or not…

Instagram
A book that was so beautiful you had to instagram

I don’t have instagram but if i had to take a picture of a book it will be All The Bright Places, not only because i love the cover so much, but because it’s the most wonderful story too.

YouTube
A book you wish would be turned into a movie

I would really like to watch Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King as a movie although i don’t think it will happen…
Also, i would really like the Raven Cycle to become a movie or even better, a tv show, it’s such a great story it needs to be on tv every week
I need Adam Parrish and Ronan Lynch on my tv, LIKE RIGHT NOW

Goodreads
A book that you would recommend to everyone

Now, risking the possibility of sounding a know-it-all as my sister always likes to call i’ll say it’s impossible to recommend a book to everyone because many people don’t read fiction and many other don’t read non fiction, many others are a pain in the ass and only read about one subject (…) but if i had only one book i’ll recommend The Manuscript Found in Accra, it’s a short book that it’s a story but it doesn’t really have a plot, it’s mostly words of wisdom or so, so it’s pretty enjoyable whatever you normally like to read.

How I Read Tag

Apparently i have decided Saturdays are tag days! So, today i bring you a really cute and short tag that i enjoyed pretty much.
Please, if you know who is the creator of the tag, send me the information, because i’ve been looking for it for hours, but i can’t find it! Anyway, obviously, the intelectual propierty of the tag itself belongs to its creator, the only thing belonging to me are my answers!
Enjoy!
1. How do you find out about new books to read?
I watch a lot of booktubers, so i get many recommendations from them.. I also check readers, writers and lists on Goodreads.
2 How did you get into reading?
In my 4th grade class we had mandatory reading time, at the library there was a wonderful edition of “The Secret Garden” and i really wanted to read it. The moment i did, there wasn’t a way back.3. How has your taste change as you get older?
Mmm, i’m pretty sure it hasn’t much, apart of the fact that when i was younger i used to read more Classics than i do today, i still like middle school and ya books. Although, now i do read a bit more of  “adult” fiction, meaning books by writers like Stephen King and Haruki Murakami, not chick lit.

4. How often do you buy books?
I think i buy books every other week (?), i’m not totally sure, sometimes every week, it depends, because sometimes there’s a book i need ASAP and i have to run to the library or to amazon (kindle store) that very moment.

5. How did you get into BookTubing/Blogging?
Don’t know, i was just looking for a place to say all the stuff i think and share my opinions, because i don’t have any reader friends or acquaintances and so, because i have so manyn feeling i sort of felt it could be the right solution for my problem.

6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?
Most of the time i will obsess about it for weeks, be mad, rant a lot and then i’ll act as if that ending didn’t happen..

7. How often have you taken a sneaky look at the last page of a book to see if it’s a happy ending?
I used to do it a lot, for i’m pproud to say the last time i did it was when the last Harry Potter book was released, i read the epilogue … i think it was the first thing i read on the book because i was so worrried about the golden trio.