Would You Rather: Bookish Edition

Hey, bookish friends! For this month’s last book tag, I searched high and low and found this tag from Spines & Covers Book Blog! I’ve seen this on booktube before. I remembered doing it too but I never found the draft of it. So I’m going to do it again.

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WOULD YOU RATHER

1. READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STAND ALONES?

I’ll choose trilogies. I prefer books that are much longer.

2. READ ONLY FEMALE OR MALE AUTHORS?

Well, I really don’t care as long as they’re doing a good job writing books. 😉 Also, male authors are very rare (well for me .. since I haven’t read a lot of books). So, I think I’ll try male authors.

3. SHOP AT BARNES & NOBLE OR AMAZON?

I haven’t ordered from Barnes & Noble … so I’ll go with Amazon.

4. ALL BOOKS BECOME MOVIES OR TV SHOWS?

TV SHOWS!! Movies are short. An hour and a half is not enough to describe a 300 pages book. How amazing it will be if something like Harry Potter is turned into a series.

Each book = 1 season. Each chapter = 1 episode

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5. READ 5 PAGES PER DAY OR 5 BOOKS PER WEEK?

Five books per week! Huhhh, if only I could read this much.

6. BE A PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER OR AUTHOR?

Professional reviewer. There’s something enticing when the authors I adore ask for my professional views about their books.

7. ONLY READ YOUR TOP 20 FAVORITE BOOKS OVER AND OVER OR ALWAYS READ NEW ONES THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BEFORE?

I love rereading my favorite books. Though if I could only read 20 books for the rest of my life then I’ll memorize it within 5 years. And if I memorized it … I could recite it??

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Okay, so I’ll just choose to read new books that I haven’t read before. 🙂

8. BE A LIBRARIAN OR BOOK SELLER?

I tried selling books before … but only because I was in dire need of money. Well, that’s the main purpose selling anyway. But, I’d love to be a librarian. I’ll always be surrounded by books. And I love giving people recommendations, asking for opinions, and sharing my thoughts about a particular book. Being a librarian will definitely widen my knowledge about books.

I’m gonna be a Maester!

*cue GoT theme song*

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 9. ONLY READ YOUR FAVORITE GENRE, OR EVERY GENRE EXCEPT YOUR FAVORITE?

I can try reading other genres but I’ll always go back to my favorite. So, I’ll choose to only read my favorite genre. My favorite is fantasy and there are more sub-genres (or whatever you call it) so it’s basically limitless.

10. ONLY READ PHYSICAL BOOKS OR EBOOKS?

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I love physical books because I can smell and feel the pages while reading. However, eBooks have their own advantage. Hmmmmmmmmm. This is tough.

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But I choose physical books. Because they are my motivator … the thought of seeing them once I woke up is one of the reasons why I get out of bed. Hahahaha.

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There are tough questions that almost made me press CTRL + A and Delete. But I always love challenges so I hope you had fun reading this! As usual, if you like to do this tag … consider yourself tagged. Just mention me or comment down the link to your post so I could see.

Happy Monday!

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You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

I got this amazing tag from Beatrice of Dreamland Book Blog. I kind of like this type of tag because I get to choose which one I love/hate more.

Here is what you need to do:

1. Write down 30 character names on pieces of paper
2. Put them in a bowl or cup or wherever you want to
3. Choose two at random per question and decide which one fits the question and which one is not “good enough”

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Easy right? Well … let us start!

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1. You only have one more spot on your Spelling B team, who would you pick to complete your team?

Lady Jane (My Lady Jane) or Sydney Clarke (Vicious)

Lady Jane, of course. She’s a bookworm and I bet she have read many books than me. Sydney Clarke’s a baby … so she could just charm everyone instead of participating.

2. Both characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows) or Elias (An Ember in the Ashes)

I love both of these guys. But I’ll definitely choose Elias. He’s a Mask and I know he’ll hunt me down. Also, Kaz is clever and strong. I’d be dead even before I know it. But then, no matter how much I want to survive, I can’t just kill Kaz.

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3. You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose too?

Dolores (Harry Potter) or Eliot Cardale (Vicious)

Definitely Eliot Cardale. If I didn’t love Victor, Eliot would be my superhero.

Also, Dolores Umbridge can go back to wherever she came from and stay there for eternity for all I care.

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4. You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

Nina (Six of Crows) or Inej (Six of Crows)

I think it would be Inej. Given that I chose not to kill Kaz earlier … I think she’ll take it as a lifetime debt. Hahah … I hope.

5. You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?

Linh Cinder (Cinder) or Montgomery (The Madman’s Daughter)

Montgomery. I’d chose to eat him rather than to suffer from his presence.

At least I could cleanse my body after eating him.

6. You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own tv show of course), who is your sidekick?

Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses) or Carswell Thorne (Scarlet)

This is a torture. I love both of them!!! But then I’d definitely go with Rhysand though every bit of him screams “Lord”, I’d have him as my sidekick. Carswell could be my third in command tho. 🙂

7. You’re a manager of an Avocado admiring company, who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Wolf (Scarlet) or Feyre (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

I’d choose Wolf, he’s shy and could scare my customers by just looking. Nyahaha. Feyre has her charms and could sell dozens of avocado.

8. You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

Edward Prince (The Madman’s Daughter) or Victor Dale (Vicious)

This is actually hard because of both of them is loveable in their own ways. Though I’d choose Victor Dale because … he’s more experienced with comforting … and uhh he’s extraordinary (if you know what I mean).

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9. Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Helene (An Ember in the Ashes) or Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

I think it would be Helene. Sirius Black would definitely want a smaller group … I think?

10. The day has arrived; you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Edward (My Lady Jane) or Cassian (A Court of Mist and Fury)

It would be Edward … no surprise there since he’s probably busy governing a country. And I would be devastated if my darling Cassian forgets my birthday.

11. You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star? Who would most likely be?

Hagrid (Harry Potter) or Amren (A Court of Mist and Fury)

HAGRID!! He’ll be talking about books as enthusiastic as when he’s talking about his weird pets. Amren doesn’t like crowds and too much attention … so I doubt that she can be a booktube star.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately, you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

August (This Savage Song) or Scarlet (Scarlet)

I’d choose Scarlet! We could talk about her farm and her adventures while rescuing her grandmother. If I’m lucky she could invite the whole Rampion crew and I get to meet everyone!

13. Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?

Kate (This Savage Song) or Laia (An Ember in the Ashes)

Okay, so the choices for this question is weird. But if I’m going to choose, it’s going to be Laia … when she’s done with all the things happening in her life.

14. You’ve just written a super important text. Who would ‘see’ it, but not reply?

Juliet Moreau (The Madman’s Daughter) or Kell (A Darker Shade of Magic)

Both of them. They’d be both busy to check their phones. Though I hope Kell replies.

15. You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by..who?!

Lila Bard (A Darker Shade of Magic) or G (My Lady Jane)

It would be fun when my Mom’s been replaced by G! Hahahaha. Imagine our breakfast filled by hays.

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That’s it! I hope you had fun reading my so-so answers, believe me … I brainstormed every one of them. As usual, if you want to do the tag … consider yourself tagged!

Happy Week, bookish friends!

Top 5 Books That Made Into Movies

Hey ya, friends! So I just found a whole list of Top Ten Tuesday in here. But ten was too much for me so I’ll be using these topics for my Top 5 Wednesday instead.

Anyway, isn’t it amazing when the book you love came to life in a form of movie? You can see your imagination on the big screen, actors and actresses portraying your favorite characters. The best! So here are the books to movies that I chose. 🙂

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Harry Potter series

Who hasn’t seen Harry Potter franchise? Tell me then I’ll give him/her a copy. Because if I have a list of favorite movies, the movies from this series will always be on top. Though there are parts I wish that made into this movie as well like Peeves. Nonetheless, this series will always occupy 99% of my heart. I actually reread the books and rewatch the series every year.

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Gone GirlGone Girl

I haven’t read the book. I know that I should be reading it before watching the movie but I can’t help myself. I saw that Ben Affleck was the main guy then the next thing I knew, I was watching the movie. *shrug* Well, I ended up loving it. I thought it was genius and crazy. Oh, and creepy as hell.

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The_Maze_Runner_posterThe Maze Runner

So for this one, I watched the movie before I read the book. Which I shouldn’t have because it just ruined the good points of the movie. The book was meh but the movie was epic! Not just because of the three guys, especially Dylan O’Brien, but because … yeah … it was because of the three guys.

Though the movie was great … greater than the book.

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percy-jackson-poster.jpgThe Lightning Thief

This is the same scenario with the Maze Runner. I watched the movie before I read the book. There are some parts missing but the movie was great.

And also … yep, you’ve guessed it! Logan Lerman yaw!

I vaguely remember the details from the movie but I know it was amazing because I’ve watched it several times before.

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Lord of the Rings

As for this one, I haven’t ready any of the books. But I wish I did because it would be nice to be part of this fandom. So I watched the movies instead. I was so happy because it was three hours long! I spent my whole day binge watching this. Then The Hobbit came out and I binged watch that too.

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I think you’ll recognize the movie listed above, especially Harry Potter. 😉 Also, there are great book to movie that will be released this year. I’m particularly excited for the movie adaptation of The Murder on the Orient Express. I’m excited to see the actor for Hercule Poirot, that cute little Belgian.

That’s it, then! See you next Wednesday.

Do You Actually Have Good Taste In Books?

Bonjour, mon ami! I’m actually running out of ideas on what to do for book tags when I found Lizzy‘s blog. She did this amazing book tag that she found on Buzzfeed. If you want to take the quiz too, here’s the link: [x].

Here’s the tag:

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1. HARDBACK OR PAPERBACK?

I’ll definitely choose hardbacks. One reason is that I can confidently open them without worrying for the spine. But if I’m going to choose what to bring to school, I’d choose paperback.

2. HARRY POTTER OR LORD OF THE RINGS?

Harry Potter!!! Isn’t it a bit obvious? *coughs* Look at my username.

I haven’t read Lord of the Rings (though I would love to) but I watched the movies!

3. THE SMELL OF AN OLD BOOK OR THE SMELL OF A NEW BOOK?

Hmm … I think I’ll have to go with the smell of an old book. It has this special smell you know. Like the smell of being owned for too long or being read not once but twice (or more). It’s just … you can smell the bonding. Oh my, I’m having a hard time explaining it.

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4. STEPHEN KING OR RL STINE?

I don’t know who RL Stine is so I’ll go with Stephen King.

5. SCI-FI OR FANTASY?

Definitely fantasy.

6. READING INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

Indoors, when I’m surrounded by pillows.

7. TWILIGHT OR 50 SHADES OF GREY?

When it comes to books, I’ll choose 50 Shades of Grey. But for the movies, I’ll choose Twilight (I have a crush on Jacob)

8. SHOP ONLINE OR FROM A LOCAL BOOKSTORE?

Local bookstore. There’s just something magical when I pick up the book I like.

9. THE GREAT GATSBY OR THE CATCHER IN THE RYE?

Neither. I haven’t read any of these.

10. FICTION OR NON-FICTION?

F I C T I O N

11. BOOKMARKS OR DOG-EARING?

Bookmarks. I use anything that could be used as a bookmark.

12. DR. SEUSS OR ROALD DAHL?

Dr. Seuss is more familiar to me.

13. E-BOOK OR AUDIOBOOK?

E-book. I read twice as fast when reading e-book.

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So that’s it! Again, I’m not tagging anyone. If you feel like doing this tag, feel free. Just tag/mention me so I can read your answers.

See you next Monday for another book tag!

Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

I was browsing through book tags and found this tag on Beatrice’s (Dreamland Book Blog) blog. It’s not Halloween or anything, I just want to do this because it looks fun (I was wrong). So I just copied Beatrice’s instructions on how to this tag. You basically need to:

1. Pick 5 books
2. Turn to a random page
3. The first name you see gets to be on your zombie survival team
4. Apply the characters to the 10 situations and types of people in the order you got them
5. Fret over how doomed you are.

The books I have are: A Game of Thrones, Ignite Me, A Torch Against the Night, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Six of Crows. Here are the results:

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A Game of Thrones

1. The first one to die: Catelyn Stark

You have died an honorable death, my Lady. You protected me and shielded me from harm. I must repay you by continuing on living.

2. The person you trip to get away from the zombies: Robb Stark

If I’m going to trip him, it’s better if his direwolf is not around.

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Ignite Me

3. The first person to turn into a zombie: Kenji Kishimoto

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love him.

4. The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies: Adam Kent

HUH. I knew that it would come to this. You’ve always been jealous of me and Warner.

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A Torch Against the Night

5. The idiot of the team: Elias Veturius

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Hmm. I’m having a hard time believing that. Elias is not really an idiot though are times when acts like one.

6. The “brains” of the team: Helene Aquilla

I TOTALLY AGREE.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

7. The team’s medic: Tamlin

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He’ll cure me even though I’m not Feyre, right??

8. The weapons expert: Lucien

I could see Lucien being a weapons expert.

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Six of Crows

9. The brawler: Inej

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Her build isn’t exactly the brawler type but her strength is. I have faith in you, Inej.

10. The Team Captain: Kaz Brekker

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I WILL SURVIVE! This weird team will survive. One scheming face from Kaz and it’ll annihilate all the zombies on our way.

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Eh bien, I had fun. The last one, which is Kaz, will totally save us all. This is such a great team, don’t you think?

Also, I’m not tagging anyone but if you’ve seen this and want to do it … feel free!

The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

HELLO EVERYONE! I know … I’ve been gone for months again. But I am back with a book tag I found on My Little Book Blog. My comeback post should be a book review but I haven’t read anything. So instead, I chose this tag. I’m going to answer fifty questions and it could take too long to answer so I’ll just go answer them now.

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1. What was the last book you read?

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa De La Cruz

2. Was it a good one?

HELL TO THE FREAKING YES!

3. What made it good?

Well, aside from the Schuyler sisters … there’s ALEXANDER HAMILTON!

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

WAIT AND I’LL SHOVE THIS BOOK TO PEOPLE.

5. How often do you read?

If I’m in the mood, I will not stop until I finish the book. After finishing the book, I’ll be reading another one.

6. Do you like to read?

HMM YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

7.What was the last bad book you read?

The Madman’s Daughter by Meghan Shepherd. It is not really a bad book (it is quite amazing). The reason is answered on the next question.

8. What made you dislike it?

My SHIP sank.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

YES! I actually tried writing a short novel on Wattpad but only my friends got to see it. The novel ended because I ran out of inspiration.

10. Has any book every influenced you greatly?

It would be the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s weird since I didn’t finish reading the book. But it just … brought out my inner detective spirit. Then I started to crave for more books and different genres.

11. Do you read fan fiction?

No. I don’t mind trying though.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

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13. What’s your favorite book?

The hardest question ever but I’ll have to go with my ultimate fave, Harry Potter. It’s even above my top 1 favorite book, Salt to the Sea.

14. What’s your least favorite book?

HP and the Cursed Child. I was dizzy after I read the book. I’ll just pretend that it didn’t happen.

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

Physical books when I’m not too poor.

16. When did you learn to read?

I vaguely remember started reading when I was 13? Or 14? I was a big fan of High School Musical. There was a book, I asked my Mom to buy it.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

I can only remember one and it’s Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

18. What is your favorite book series?

Right now … it would be A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. This book left me picking up bits and pieces of my heart.

19. Who is your favorite author?

Colleen Hoover is one of my fave.

20. What is your favorite genre?

Fantasy. It has no limit with this genre. But now, I’m loving historical fiction and mystery.

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Whenever this question popped up from somewhere, there’s only one name in my mind. Helene Aquilla from An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. If you’ve read the sequel, I think you’ll agree with me.

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

YEP! I remember being in Paris eating gelato.

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

I thought long and hard with this question but I couldn’t think of anything. *thinking face*

24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?

I don’t know because I haven’t read that many books.

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

I finish it within the day or within 24 hours.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

I cannot say that I like all the books that turned into movies. There are movies that should have remained a book.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

I read the question and an answer automatically appeared on my mind. It would be The Girl on the Train. I absolutely love the book! I was excited when I found out that there’s a movie. I fell asleep after two minutes of watching the protagonist sitting on the train.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

Gone Girl!!! I loved that movie.

29. Do you read newspapers?

Sometimes, when a news intrigued me.

30: Do you read magazines?

I used to read Time Magazine. I stopped because my Mom doesn’t bring copies anymore.

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

I would prefer newspapers.

32. Do you read while in bed?

OF. COURSE.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

YEZ!

34. Do you read while in the car?

YESSS!

35. Do you read while in the bath?

NO.

36. Are you a fast reader?

Yes. Lighting fast.

37. Are you a slow reader?

Nope.

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

In my room. When I’m surrounded by multiple pillows.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

When I’m in a reading slump and when I’m in a crowded place.

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

Sometimes, I can’t concentrate when it’s too noisy. I don’t even listen to music when I read.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

The bestest human being ever, Marco. He introduced Sherlock Holmes to me.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

I can’t remember, I’m sorry.

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

Well, I didn’t read books when I was a child. But if I did, I think it would be Lemony Snicket. My inner child loved The Series of Unfortunate Events.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Agatha Christie. We’ll have tea and I’ll ask her about her book, Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Leigh Bardugo. We’ll discuss Kaz, my love.

47. What book have you reread the most?

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I read this book when I’m on a reading slump.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

Works of Jane Austen, Bronte sisters, and Shakespeare?

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

Books that students will enjoy. Books that will teach them lessons, that will make them think. A bit of classics and some contemporary.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

I don’t think book should be banned from schools. I learned a lot from reading. 99.9% of me came from reading. I think schools could just categorize the books based on the age or grade?

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YAYYYY. I wish you’ve learned more about me by reading this. Hehehe. Again, I apologize for my absence. I will be back with more book reviews soon. Maybe tips? We’ll see.

I’m not tagging anyone since this could be too long. But if you want, feel free to do so.

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Goodreads Book Tag

I found this tag on bookdrblog – The doctor will read you now … It looks cool and I haven’t done tags since forever. I hope this spice up the blog.

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Without further ado, here’s the tag!

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WHAT IS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS READ?

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I finished Playing the Player yesterday. I’ve been wanting to read these type of novels ever since February started. I am so happy to finally read one! I love this book. It’s so much fun reading this, cute and light read.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I’ve been reading this book since last week. I couldn’t get myself to continue reading it. Not because it’s awful, but because it’s actually the opposite. It’s TOO good. Intense and full of action. And I am just too much of a coward because I’m too afraid because I don’t know what’s going to happen! (I used the word ‘too’ too many times in this post)

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS “TO READ”?

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I was browsing through Buzzfeed’s random posts and stumbled upon “Books to read when traveling” or something. This book is one of them. I read the synopsis and bam! It was interesting so it’s automatically added on my To-read list.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?

I am going to finish Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet. After that, maybe I’ll read some of those cheesy books that I own.

DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

I do! I just changed the star to snowflakes. So it’s more like snowflakes rating system.

ARE YOU DOING THE 2017 READING CHALLENGE?

Yes, I am doing the 2017 reading challenge. I’m kind of aiming higher than my last year that’s why I decided to read 100 books.

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DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?

I keep a dozen notebooks containing my wishlist.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN ON BUYING NEXT?

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard would be released on February 07. I’m TEAM MAVEN so I’m gonna buy that as soon as it hits the bookshelves.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTES?

The quotes are from the books I’ve read from the month of January.

“Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

“When no one understands, that’s usually a good sign that you’re wrong.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

“War is catastrophe. It breaks families in irretrievable pieces. But those who are gone are not necessarily lost.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

“I became good at pretending. I became so good that after a while the lines blurred between my truth and fiction. And sometimes, when I did a really good job of pretending, I even fooled myself.”
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“I wept because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”
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WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS?

Colleen Hoover

Marie Lu

Leigh Bardugo

VE Schwab

ARE YOU A PART OF ANY GOODREADS GROUPS?

I’m actually part of a group but wasn’t active.

WHAT COULD GOODREADS DO BETTER?

Half stars?