This sounds fun, doesn’t it? I stumbled upon this over at Darque Dreamer Reads, and since she was nice enough tell me to tag myself I will do it^^ If you want to see a aesthetically pleasing book blog, head over there, and I promise, you will enjoy everything she writes as well! ^^ Rules: Include the link to Amazon’s List Tag the creator of the … Continue reading Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Book Tag
Browsing the web and scrolling through my WordPress.com reader I saw that Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek had made a new blog post. Since his blog is one of the best out there I, of course, had to check it out, and you know what! I was tagged! Or, “I’m not going to tag anyone specifically but”… So since there was a “but” I decided I … Continue reading New Year Book TAG
I was tagged by the lovely Ann’s Reading Corner. She holds a corner of cyberspace, and it’s just for reading! So go there and check it out and enjoy all the bookish goodness^^
FAVORITE OBSCURE BOOK/A BOOK WITH A NON-WESTERN SETTING
Hm… Tricky one, most of what I read is set in a medieval European setting. I’ll have to consult my bookshelves for this. Let’s see what they have to say…
Dragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson
FAVOURITE CLASSIC/BOOK THAT SHOULD BECOME A CLASSIC
Haven’t read many classics, to be honest just two and I didn’t really like them. But I have a third that I consider a classic, and I love it! So that’s my choice.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
A POWERFUL BOOK
Back in my own apartment! This is wonderful! And this means I have time for blogging (and probably more energy). So I got tagged by Jay @ This Is My Truth Now a month ago for this fun tag. Thank you! I loved reading your answers! Hopefully I’ll do as good 🙂 So let’s take a look at how I chose my books.
Find a Book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover.
What made you want to pick up this book?
The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu
I really like the cover of this book, and then I read the synopsis and my hopes were so high! The story is about a demon summoner and his journey. I was imagining gory necromancy and a beautifully crafted tale on the questionable line of good. It wasn’t exactly that. To be honest it wasn’t anything close to that. But well, that was why I picked this book up and I did like it when reading it. I needed some unoriginal stuff in between the Wheel of Time books.
You can read my review here.
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did.
Why did you read it in the first place?
Nomadplaneten by Emanuel Blume
I was a bit unsure about this, but it was the first (and so far the only) physical book offer I’ve gotten so it basically was impossible to say no. It’s a sci-fi, which is a genre I never really reach for, but I am so glad I did accept this one! It does a great job of covering very relevant subjects today in a futuristic world. Hopefully it will be translated into English. Sometimes it does pay off picking up something you normally wouldn’t pick up.
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random.
How did you discover this book?
Be prepared for a lot of tips on strong female leads…
So I was not tagged by The Book Prophet to match YA girls to some descriptions, but I saw her do it and really want to do it. I just really hope I’ve read enough YA to have enough characters… Tend to read everything from children’s fantasy to adult fantasy so it might be a challenge. Let’s see how it goes!
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
- Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below
- Tag as many people as you’d like!
It is so important for everyone to see examples of strong women in books, television, and movies. There are so many ways in which women exhibit strength, so this tag is meant to be a celebration of some those strengths.
Raisa ana’Marianna from The Seven Realms series and Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series are definitely two fighters you cannot not mention.
Girls Who Fight With Their Mind
Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and Denna (Dianne, Dinnah… Whatever she wants to call herself) from The Name of the Wind. Luna doesn’t care about what others think and uses her peculiar mind to get through basically everything. Denna is using her wits to get what she needs from the world, but it isn’t easy.
Girls Who Fight With Their Heart
I did this last year and it feels like I should do it again, make it an annual thing 🙂 So let’s take a look at what I’ve read this far this year. It feels good, my Goodreads goal is 40 books and I’ve gone through 23 already. So no stress on that point.
If you’re interested in last year’s post, CLICK HERE.
Best book I’ve read so far in 2017
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson. This book blew my mind and I’m desperate for the third book! Sadly it hasn’t come out yet. What Sanderson has done with this book and this world is beyond anything I’ve previously read. This series will be a masterpiece that deserves to stand beside Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. If you’re not intimidated by big books and big stories, pick this up as soon as possible. If you are intimidated, give it a try anyway, you won’t regret it.
Best sequel I’ve read so far in 2017
The Crimson Campaign (The Powder Mage Trilogy #2) by Brian McClellan. I went into this series not knowing what to expect, and I had my mind blown. When I got to the second book I couldn’t help but feel amazed, a second book that was even better than the first one? That shouldn’t happen, it’s against the natural law (in most cases is seems like that anyway).
The setting and the characters in this trilogy are well written and the story drags you in and won’t leave you alone. Didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. The audiobook narration is great so that is definitely an option if you don’t have the time to sit down and read.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
I was tagged by Jasmine @ How Useful It Is so long ago it is embarrassing! May 15… Now it is July 6th. I am so sorry for this taking so long, but thank you Jasmine so much for tagging me! Now I’m finally getting to it and I hope you (and everyone else) will enjoy my answers 🙂
- Thank the creators: Namitha @ Teen Memoir and Jasmine @ How Useful It Is, THANK YOU!
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures! (If you want to)
- Tag (about) 5 people.
A+ on the test
A book or character that makes you smile?
Should I go for the obvious one? No, I think I’ll try to be more creative than that. So instead I chose How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (How to Train Your Dragon #4) by Cressida Cowell. This one makes me smile just thinking of the Swedish title Hur du stjäl en potatis, which loosely translates to How you steal a potato.
A fictional family that you want to be a part of?
This time I cannot go for anything else than Harry Potter related, the Weasly family. Who wouldn’t love to be part of this amazing and loving family?
A book that tries to make a difference?
So I was tagged by Blame it on Chocolate a month ago, but as I’ve said before, better late than never 😀 You’re supposed to choose five emoji that you either like or use frequently, and match them with books. Sounds very easy to me but let’s see how it goes!
The grinning emoji
This is definitely one of my favourite and most used emoji. It is just so happy! So I’ll chose one of the books that has made me laugh the most – How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.
Neutral face emoji
So I was tagged by Avi @ Panic at the Bookstore quite some time ago now (almost a month!), and now I’m finally doing this! Jeez, why do all the lecturers decide on group works at the same time just before summer is coming? Anyway, thank you so much Avi for tagging me^^ Let’s do this!
- Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating).
- Tag 10 others to do it as well.
I will also put a book under each track, since this is a book blog and I feel like it^^ But what playlist should I chose? The one with my favourites probably – Best of the Best.
The lovely Blame it on Chocolate tagged me for this tag – The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag. Thank you so much! And I do blame a lot of stuff on chocolate 😉
Disclaimer: I really dislike disclaimers, but they seem necessary. So, these are my opinions, and since all people are different we are entitled to different opinions. In other words, you probably love something I dislike, and vice versa. Try to be a nice and decent person^^ Happy reading!
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT YOU DIDN’T LIKE
I read Divergent because of the hype but didn’t fall for it. Then I picked up the second because I had bought the whole trilogy. Cannot for my life remember what happened in it though. And I still haven’t read the last one. Kind of want to because, as I said, I did buy it, but it probably won’t happen.
A POPULAR BOOK OR BOOK SERIES THAT EVERYONE ELSE SEEMS TO HATE BUT YOU LOVE
Hate and love are such strong words, but what comes to mind is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I did like it a lot, I gave it 5 stars. In retrospect I’d give it 4, but I feel like I need to reread it to rerate it. It was a really good story, even though it had issues (anyone else want to talk about the trolley witch?!). And I do think that when you see it on stage your mind will be blown!
AN OTP THAT YOU DON’T LIKE