Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

Hey y’all and welcome to what I am pretty sure is my first actual tag of 2020. I grabbed this from Sahi over at ksahitya even though I technically wasn’t tagged. Anyway I’m super excited so let’s get into it!

What do you like about buying new books?

My favorite thing about buying new books is that there is a whole world wrapped up in it’s pages and it can often help me step away from my own life.

How often do you buy new books?

I don’t really plan it. Honestly, it just kind of depends on how I feel, when I’m near a bookstore and if I have money. We often go to malls with books-a-millions in them so I always make sure to stop check out the bargain area since that is where I get most of my books.

Bookstore or online book shopping: which do you prefer?

Because I prefer to buy bargain priced books (I’m broke sue me), I like to shop in store at BAM because they often have a wider selection of bargain books in store compared to online.

Do you have a favorite bookshop?

I will shop at just about any bookstore, local or big brand, but I most often go to BAM because that is what’s around me and I also have a membership with them so it makes it worth it.

Do you pre-order books?

I have only ever preorded one book which was Conceal, Don’t Feel from the Twisted Tales and I may be ordering the next book in the series here soon.

Do you have a monthly buying limit?

I don’t have a price one but I try not to buy more than 2-3 books a month because I know that I constantly am taking from the library and getting in ARCs plus my backlist of books I want to read.

How big is your wish list?

I don’t actually keep a wishlist. Sure I have a few books in mind that I would love to own but sometimes I struggle with spending money on a book that I will read within a few days at most and then likely not touch for another year or so.

Which three books from your wish list do you wish to own right now?

So even though I just said I don’t keep a wishlist, here are three books I would love to call my own.

43982864
42952728
44674909

I’m not too sure which of my bookish friends are still doing tags so if you see this, comment if I can tag you in posts and consider yourself tagged if you’d like to do this one!

Autumn Book Tag

I’m back with another tag! It may feel like winter where I live but it’s still fall so I figured I would get this up quick! Thanks Leelynn for the tag!

Today’s prompt is hosted by Michelle @ Michelle Likes Things! (Who also made the graphics I am using)

With every tag come rules, so if you want to post this, please follow these:

  • Please link back to this post (not my homepage, but the address of this blogpost)
  • Answer the following questions.
  • Tag a bunch of people to do this tag!

Even though it doesn’t have a happy ending, one of the books I always go back to is Handle With Care.

3720975

I feel like I’ve talked about this so much so I am going to try to find one I haven’t used yet.

136251. sy475

Oof. I hate “scary” books but I read a lot of mystery / crime novels? One I really liked that I read a while ago is

28187230. sy475

I feel so deeply for the Queen of Hearts in this book.

18584855. sy475

Even though I cry at literally everything, I don’t tend to cry over books? So I don’t have one for this.

LGBT princess. That’s all I’ve got to say.

41734205

uhhhhhhhh Honestly most of my really anticipated books come out this winter but The How & The Why recently came out and it was amazing so check that one out.

38251238

And there we go. As seems to be the running theme for tags this november, I am tagging whoever would like to do this one! Enjoy y’all!!

The Netgalley Book Tag || All About ARCS

Thank you to Kitty for tagging me. I’m so sorry I lost this and it took forever for me to get around to this!!

Disclaimer: This post is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by NetGalley.

The rules:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator (Kourtni Reads)
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  • Tag a few people to do this too

Auto-Approved: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they’re about?

Request: What makes you want to request a book that you see on NetGalley?

Typically I don’t look at a book unless the cover draws me in but I also give the summary a quick read and glance at the rating on Goodreads. I have started looking at other reviews but not very often.

Feedback Ratio: Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

On Goodreads? Typically yes. My rating is currently 60% but that’s because I do wait until a little closer to the publish date to read some of the books. I am also behind on putting in one or two reviews for books I’ve read. I have DNF’d one or two books from Netgalley though.

Other than on Goodreads, no I do not review every book. I will rate them all but reviews take a lot of time and thought energy that I just don’t always have. It really depends on how I feel mentally.

Badges: If you could create your own badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

I really liked Kitty’s answer of genre badges! I also think badges for rating 10/20/50 books 4 stars or more would be cool if that makes sense?

Wish for It: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

On Netgalley specifically, Jane Anonymous which comes out January 7th. I plan to read this on my flight to Vegas in January but it is taking a lot of self control not to read it now.

2016 NetGalley Challenge: What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

The last ARC I reviewed was Dare to Be You by Marianne Schnall. I have a review up on my blog if you want that check that out.

So I am actually taking a break from tagging people for this week. I just feel like I tag the same 5 people! I need more people to tag!

This or That || Book Tag

Massive thank you to Leelynn (yes again) for tagging me and also making these absolutely gorgeous graphics that I am using.

So while I normally read in my bed, I do prefer to read in our downstairs living room on the loveseat since when I bend my knees, I fit basically perfectly and it seems to keep the weight off of my lower back (the reason I don’t like reading in bed).

Cue me trying to remember the last book I read with a main male character especially from his POV. I got nothing. Girls all the way.

I really just eat what I want, when I want it, but I normally don’t snack and eat or snack and blog. I’ll take a break and come back.

These things happen in threes. I prefer trilogies because I am not always a fan of series so the shorter the better.

Reading all the time! While if I really sat down, I probably do most of my reading between the hours of 9pm and 3am (hello hours not before or during work), I really don’t have a preference. I can tell you that I do most of my blogging in the morning/afternoon between 11-3pm so I’m not reading then. Also on my days off that when we are cooking dinner, you can find me curled up on the couch, sighing any time I have to put my book down.

Why do I have to pick??? I really, honestly, truly think it depends on the book! Sometimes I love first person, but if we do that I like to jump from person to person.

Libraries. Less money out of my pocket, helping a community staple, it’s a pretty easy choice for me personally.

Really guys, let me have BOTHHHHHHHH. I love laughing while I read because you don’t get as crazy looks but I love emotionally charged books over light books so….

While I feel that black books are too often a thing and without a cover they all look the same, I would rather have black than white because white books can get so dirty and dinged so quickly.

Get me attached to a character and I’ll read 5 chapters of them just getting ready for school. But I’ve always been more of a people person.

Thanks again to Leelynn for always, always including me and making me feel loved.

The Liebster Award

I am so glad to be tagged for this award again!! Thank you so much Leelynn!! Y’all know I adore Leelynn and all 200 of you need to be following her. That’s right, 200. On the day I’m typing this up my follower count has just reached 201! I can’t believe so many of you are following me and want to hear what I have to say. I can’t wait to continue to grow with you. Anyway, let’s get into the tag.

  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

What is your least favorite genre and why?

Probably science fiction or horror. With science fiction, there is typically a world new world which I can sometimes struggle to understand or feel like it is not fleshed out enough. With horror, I can be prone to nightmares so I tend to stay away from anything that will definitely trigger them.

If you could switch places with any character (book, TV show, or movie) for a day, who would you switch with and what would you do?

Which character has an outfit that you’d love to wear?

school weekend GIF

Honestly my first thought was Belle from Once Upon A Time but that’s not really a book so…. I guess one outfit I’ve always loved is Hermione’s dress. Also I really like her style in general in the last two movies.

What song would you pick as your theme song?

Ooof. I would definitely need more than one. I would need a sad one and a happy one. My happy one would probably be either Sunshine and Whiskey (which I turn on at work any time I can) or Here Come The Sun (one of my favorite songs). Sad wise, it would probably be She Used to Be Mine ( hello song I’ve sung crying on my way to work more than once.)

Should books come with a soundtrack or a playlist while reading it? Why or why not?

Can I listen to it before or after I read the book? I don’t mind them but sometimes when I really need to focus, I need the least amount of noise possible or I get distracted.

Do you like to create playlists for the books you read?

So I’ve never done this for a book but I love doing this for couples on tv shows so I am definitely not opposed to it.

How do you feel about dream casts?

I really love seeing dream casts but something that irks me is when a character is described with brown, curly hair (or something like that) and people pick someone with straight, blonde hair. I known actors can and will change their appearances for roles but it just irks me.

If you could adapt any book into a TV show or movie, which one would it be, what format, and who would be the main cast?

I would make Red, White and Royal Blue into a movie. As for casting…. I have no idea. Truly.

Do you read the book or watch the TV show/movie first?

Honestly? I wish I could say I read the book but it really depends.

If you could pick someone to write and perform a song inspired by you, who would you pick?

All right, don’t hate me y’all but like I don’t pay any attention to singers. If I had to pick, maybe Ariana Grande but I’m so unsure of that answer.

What is your favorite music video to watch as of right now?

I don’t watch music videos. I never have because they never seem to make sense with the lyrics and that really makes me frustrated.

I normally do tag people but I think this time I am going to leave it open. I tag… YOU! If you want to do it. You can use the questions I did because I would love to see your answers.

Fall Book Tag

Before I start, thank you to Elysa @ Elysa Reads It All for tagging me in this. I really appreciate it!!

THE RULES:

  • Please link back to Bionic Book Worm, the creator of this tag!
  • Use the graphics – if you want 
  • Have fun!
fall tag 1
38739562

I’m sure if I looked, I could find books similar to this one but With The Fire on High just felt so…. special and different when I read it.

fall tag 2
43204703. sy475

I was literally screaming in a group chat with my friends when I finished this book.

fall tag 5
43162894

I read this recently as well but the whole time I was swooning. I want to buy a copy of my own to read around Christmas!!

fall tag 6
32254

I love the Rizzoli and Isles books. Not as much as the show but they are still a good series.

fall tag 3
14290364

fall tag 4
40599820. sy475

I really, really want to read this book and I might just bump it to the top of my list here shortly.

I’m not sure who has done this tag and who hasn’t so if I tag you and you have, I’m sorry!! Also y’all please leave a comment below if I can tag you in posts like this!

Adele

Leelynn

Kitty

E.

Sunshine Blogger

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How does it work?

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Thank you so much Amelia for tagging me. I am so lucky to be a part of this community.

What was the book that made you fall in love with reading?

Honestly? I have no idea. I’ve been reading as long as I can remember but one book I loved when I was young was, Are You There God? It’s me, Margaret.

If you had to choose a non-natural color for your hair, what would it be?

Probably a deep navy or a reddish color. I really like funky colored hair on others but it’s not really for me.

What is your favorite holiday?

In theory, my favorite holiday is Christmas because I love the lights and the snow and the gifts and the food but the time around Christmas is actually very hard for me so I find it hard to stay happy.

christmas winter GIF

Do you have any special books in your collection (ex: signed books, special editions, etc)?

Not right now! But I want to take a few Disney books to Disney and get them signed by the characters.

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?

I don’t think there is any crime I would feel comfortable doing.

What is a scent that always brings back a good memory?

I love the smell of sunscreen. While there isn’t just one memory, it brings back memories of summers with my best friends.

What is your favorite format to read books in (e-book, audio, hardcover, paperback)?

I used to say paperback but now other than audiobooks, I read whatever I can. But I do prefer physical copies whether hardback or paperback.

What makes you laugh until you cry?

The last thing to do this was my friend from work.

If you were a cartoon character, what would your signature outfit be?

Jeans and Disney T shirt or my work uniform which is jeans and a work T shirt. If I could pick, it might be a dress because I love dresses but I’m normally in denim and a T shirt.

Who is a person you admire and why?

My aunt. She is always willing to hear me out and try to help. She is also honest with me when I need advice.

What’s the weirdest fun fact that you know?

With a total of only 18 whole lines, Princess Aurora is the Disney Princess with the least amount of dialogue.

I tag…..

Leelynn

Kitty

Adele

Mari

Nen and Jen

Ember

Amanda

Cierra

LaRonda

Elysa

Dini

My questions for y’all if you want to participate are:

  1. What is one book you would make everyone read if you could, that is NOT a classic?
  2. What is your favorite season and why?
  3. Where do you prefer to buy your books from?
  4. Do you lend people your books?
  5. Do you have a favorite Disney movie and if so, what is it?
  6. What is a scent that always brings back a good memory?
  7. If you had to run a blog about something that wasn’t books, what would it be?
  8. What is one fact about you that people don’t normally know?
  9. If you could meet one author, who would you meet?
  10. Who is a person you admire and why?
  11. Where is one last in the world you hope to visit?