Thank you to Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd for nominating me–I really appreciate it! 🙂 I apologize for the late post.
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
- Put the award logo on your blog
- Answer the 10 questions sent to you
- Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer
- Nominate 10 blogs
- What are some new releases you are most looking forward to in 2016?
So many! New 2016 releases that I’m most looking forward to would include Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Traitor’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini, A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir, ToG #6 by Sarah J. Maas, The Young Elites #3 by Marie Lu, The Last Star by Rick Yancey, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken, and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer.
- What is you favorite under-hyped book?
Favorite under-hyped books…probably Origin by Jessica Khoury and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
- What is one thing (activity, song, movie, etc…) that always makes you happy no matter what?
Reading. The large majority of the time I’m reading a fairly enjoyable book.
- Do you prefer series or standalone novels?
I do not mind standalone novels, although I have a harder time finding standalone novels that I like, so I’d say series. Plus if I like the series I get to read more of it.
- Do you play video games? If so, what are your favorite games to play?
I do not play video games.
- What is your favorite song of all time?
Lithium by Evanescence.
- If you could have any fictional animal as a pet, what would you choose?
Either Fleetfoot (Throne of Glass) or Fawkes (Harry Potter).
- What 2016 movies are you most looking forward to seeing?
I’m really looking forward to seeing The 5th Wave and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in 2016 since they’re both film adaptations based on two of my favorite books.
- What book or series would you recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read, and why would you choose that book or series?
To someone who does not read very often, what book or series would I recommend? It really depends on the person. To everyone (unless if they dislike fantasy) I’d recommend the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because who could go wrong with these books? To people who prefer more realistic fiction, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart because it’s a well-developed novel with unique characters. To people who prefer very action packed books, The Maze Runner by James Dashner because my heart would not stop pounding during my first read of the series.
- What is your absolute favorite quote?
I have many favorite quotes, but to pick one…
- Favorite band or singer?
- One yet to be released 2016 book that you’re really, really excited about.
- Favorite color?
- You’re sleeping until you suddenly have a really good idea. You (a.) Write it down on the nearest piece of paper, (b.) go back to sleep and write it down the next day, (c.) go back to sleep and forget about it the next day, or (d.) none of the above.
- One book that always makes you happy when you reread it.
- What is your favorite hyped book?
- Who is your favorite intelligent/strategic main character?
- Favorite book based on mythology?
- Favorite book with a made up language?
- Prose or poetry?
Thank you to Raven @ Dreamy Addictions for tagging me to do The Character Book Tag–I had a lot of fun doing it 🙂 This tag was created by Jeremysepicreads and MariaMuses and originally a BookTube tag. You can find the original tag videos here and here.
- Pick 10 books off of your bookshelf.
- You must own the books.
- You must have read the books.
- No e-book versions.
- You can only use each book once to answer one question.
Note: I cheat and sometimes ignore this rule for some of the questions.
10 Random Books I Selected Off My Bookshelf
1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
3. The Death Cure by James Dashner
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
6. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
7. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
8. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
9. Specials by Scott Westerfield
10. Winterspell by Claire Legrand
CAUTION: SPOILER ALERT, if you’ve not read any of the above 10 books.
Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of October 13, 2015 is: the top ten author duos you’d LOVE to see write a book together.
I made these author duos based on authors who have similar genres or characters, etc.
1. Cassandra Clare and Suzanne Collins
2. Sarah J. Maas and Veronica Roth (Both authors have compelling heroines, but write different genres.)
3. Suzanne Collins and J.K. Rowling
4. Soman Chainani and James Dashner (Both authors are good at keeping you glued to a page with suspense and frightening plot twists.)
5. Chris Grabenstein and Trenton Lee Stewart
6. Kristin Cashore and Sarah J. Maas
7. Christopher Paolini and Rick Riordan
8. Jessica Khoury and Sabaa Tahir
9. Suzanne Collins and Sarah J. Maas
10. J.K. Rowling and Sabaa Tahir
Who are your top ten author duos? Feel free to post a link to your post in the comments. 🙂
“Rules and school are tools for fools! I don’t give two mules for rules.”
– Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society
Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of September 15, 2015 is: free choice.
While reading books, I’ve discovered that the endings are either: spectacular, mediocre, or disappointing. So I decided to do Top Ten Unsatisfying Endings. Because
As a result:
– For people who have not read or finished: The Death Cure by James Dashner, Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, Specials by Scott Westerfield, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart.
– To the people who have read these books, then you know why.
Please proceed with caution.
Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of September 8, 2015 is: the top ten series you have yet to finish.
Note: The titles in parenthesis are the books I have yet to read. The book series with accompanying photos are series that I intend to finish.
1. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, The End)
2. Shadowhunter World stories by Cassandra Clare (I’ve read The Mortal Instruments, but not the Infernal Devices, Bane Chronicles, Shadowhunter Codex, or Tales from Shadowhunter Academy)
3. Theodore Boone by John Grisham (The Activist, The Accused, The Fugitive)
4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through The Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them)
5. Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes)
Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of the week of September 1, 2015 is: characters you just didn’t click with.
These are the top ten characters that I did not connect or click with. The main reasons these characters made it onto the list are because I didn’t understand the character enough or their character seemed too perfect.
1. Bernard Marx from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
2. Lenina from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3. Shay from Uglies by Scott Westerfield
4. Emma Carstairs from City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
5. Jill Pole from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
6. Winston Smith from Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
7. King Alejandro from the Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
8. Reynie Muldoon from the Mysterious Benedict Society
9. Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
10. Leo Valdez from the Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
What are you Top Ten Characters that you just didn’t click with? I’d love to know. Feel free to post a link to your Top Ten Tuesday in a comment. 🙂
Tasha @ The Bookie Monsters tagged me to do the Summer Time Madness Book Tag. Thank you Tasha! 🙂
1. Show a book with a Summery cover
Four by Veronica Roth. The bright ferris wheel makes me and sparks make me think of July Fourth.
2. Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for a Summer vacation!
Harry Potter and the Prisonor of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. The cover, which shows Harry and Hermione riding Buckbeak, looks like something one might do at an exotic summer vacation.
3. You’re about to go on a flight to your summer vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, what novella do you choose?
Escape from Mr. Lemencello’s Library by Chris Crabenstein. It’s a relatively short middle grade novel about an amazing library with a colorful cover. I would either pick Escape from Mr. Lemencello’s Library or The Chronicles of Harris Burdick (it’s not a novella, but it’s a collection of fourteen short stories by different authors, which might equal the length of a novella together.)
Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of August 11, 2015 is: the top ten authors you’ve read the most books from.
1. Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew)
2. Erin Hunter (Warriors)
3. Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus)
4. Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House & Merlin Missions–a very long time ago)
5. Laura Ingalls Wilder (Autobiography)
6. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
7. C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
8. Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments)
9. Veronica Roth (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four)
10. Trenton Lee Stewart (The Mysterious Benedict Society Trilogy and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict)
Antagonists in literature are lethal to varying degrees. In my opinion, the following antagonists are the most cunning and dangerous of the books I’ve read.
1. Voldemort (Tom Riddle) from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: Voldemort killed many innocent people and took pleasure in causing people pain. He was incapable of loving another person. In addition to all the atrocities Voldemort bestowed on others, he mutilated his own soul so that he would be nearly “invincible.” Like Mr. Curtain, he also used people for his own sinister purposes.
2. Valentine Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: Valentine Morgenstern experienced on other people and even ruined some to the point of no repair. He also was in a way, a hypocrite, and persecuted anyone who disagreed or stood in his way.
3. Big Brother from Nineteen-Eighty Four by George Orwell: Big Brother had the Thought Police who monitored civilian’s thoughts for any signs of rebellion. He also sowed used brutal methods within the Ministry of Love, who dealt with something far from love.
4. President Snow or President Coin from the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins: Both presidents were ambitious and more than willing to kill those who stood in the way of their goal. While President Coin killed less than President Snow, she was responsible for Prim’s death by sending her into a dangerous area and then sending bombs into the same area.
5. Mr. Curtain from The Mysterious Benedict Society Trilogy by Trenton Lee Stewart: Mr. Curtain cultivated an obsession with mind control and control in general. He wiped memories of innocent people whose minds were never his and used slaves (the Helpers.) He also did not care for any people, but rather gave the appearance of caring in order to use people for his own purposes.