Summertime Madness Book Tag

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I’ve gone back to school, I’m drowning in work and my reading time has been significantly reduced. Yupp, sounds like summer is officially over. But don’t threat, with this book tag I’ll attempt to hold onto summer for a couple more minutes. Thank you very much to the lovely Kelsey over at Don’t Shush MeI’m not going to waffle any more so let’s begin.

The Moon and More by Sarah DessenShow a book with a summery cover

My mind went instantly to Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More. I’ve only read two of her books (this one and Along for the Ride) which is bad because I know a lot of people love her and I did enjoy both of the books that I have read from her. What I also know is that her stories mostly (always?) take place during the summer and the cover of The Moon and More is very summery indeed.

tumblr_lzxnn9TksB1rp36l1o1_400Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a summer vacation

Whenever I hear “fictional place” in a question, my brain chooses to think of nowhere else but Hogwarts. Hogwarts. HOGWARTS. HOGWARTS! However, since this is a summer vacation and nobody’s going to be there until September, I’ll go with the next best thing: the Weasley’s Burrow. I mean, CAN YOU IMAGINE? Playing Quidditch in the garden and eating Mrs Weasley’s massive meals three times a day and going to see the Quidditch World Cup, I repeat: can you just imagine? It sounds perfect.

25005214You’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?

Since I heard the new Red Queen novella has just been released (although this fantasy world doesn’t exactly scream light-summer-reading), I’d definitely go with Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard. You can find my review of Red Queen HERE but overall I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait for the sequel in 2016. AHHH give it to me already!

Fangirl by Rainbow RowellYou have a case of summertime sadness, what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

I know Rainbow Rowell’s books are fantastic as well as funny and cute so I’ll probably pick up Fangirl. I’ve read Eleanor and Park and so I have full trust in the hype surrounding Rainbow Rowell. Fangirl is the one I hear the most about and the one I actually own. Plus, I mean, it’s about a girl who writes fanfiction, how have I not read this yet?

The Lightening Thief by Rick RiordanYou’re sitting alone on the beach alone… which fictional character would be your beach babe?

My default answer for any book boyfriend question is, of course, William Herondale from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. BUT, since this is someone I’m going to be spending my time on the beach with (and let’s be real, all that black Shadowhunter gear and weapons? Not the greatest outfit for the beach) I’m going to chose Percy Jackson. If you don’t know, Percy Jackson is the son of the sea god which makes him an absolutely perfect beach babe.

dobby-harry-potter-dog-222063 (1)To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional side kick do you pick?

I straight away thought of Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians but she’s not a sidekick and I refuse to consider her a sidekick. I think Dobby would be a really cool and interesting sidekick. Sure, he’s had some ups and downs but he’s super helpful and I’d give him socks every day just to hear him say, “Mistress has given Dobby a sock.”

It’s so sad that summertime is nearly over for the year! Before it is though, I will tag the last 5 blogs I followed!

Cait @ Paper Fury

Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts 

Sarah @ Exploring All Genres

Thank you again to Kelsey for tagging me! You can find her answers to the tag HERE. It’s been fun and now that it’s over I can officially welcome Autumn (or Fall if you want to be American) in all its chilly-days-and-falling-leaves glory. Bring on Halloween!

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Fireworks Book Tag

fireworks-book-tagAhhh, this is my first time doing a book tag! I’ve been meaning to do one for a while now and since the creator of the amazing Fireworks Book Tag has tagged me to do this one, I have the perfect opportunity! You can find the original post HERE. Thank you very much to Rawrdy Rawr Book Dino for tagging me!

Screamers

A book that made you want to scream! (In a good or bad way.)

This for me has got to be The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I got so so so frustrated with this book and especially the main character. I thought Thomas was the slowest, the stupidest, most irritating protagonist I have ever encountered. I did literally scream at this book and threw it a couple of times. Ugh. I doubt I’ll be reading any more.

Bombers

A book that you read before it “exploded” in the book community.

I mean, I tend to read books that have already “exploded” and that’s how I usually don’t read books that aren’t amazing. I will say though, I read both the Fallen series and the Hush, Hush series as they were coming out. I wouldn’t say they “exploded” in the book community because, to be quite frank, a large chunk of people in the book community hate those two series but I guess I was quite hipster with those two? Maybe?

Banger

A banned book you’ve read.

In school we never had a “banned books” list so I took this one to google and believe it or not, I’m picking Harry Potter for this one. APPARENTLY, the first four books were banned in America for some tiime because they promoted the use of witchcraft and they were called “masterpiece of satanic deception”. I know, right?

Peony

A book/author you think everyone needs to read.

Again, I think I might go with Harry Potter for this one. I’ve already made a promise to my younger sister that when she turns eight I will start reading the books with her. I also strongly believe that adults who didn’t grow up with Harry Potter should read those books because although the movies were spectacular, the books are so so so much more magical.

Crossette

A book/series with a complicated plot.

To be quite honest, “complicated” is an understatement when it comes to A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin. When reading A Game of Thrones, I had to keep refering to the wiki when it came to everyone’s names and events because there is a lot to take in, especially when you have load of information form watching the show too that you may not need at that moment. It’s hectic but not impossible to keep track of and 100% worth it.

Diadem

A book/series with an amazing set of central characters.

When I first read this question my mind went straight to the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. Not only is the seven incredibly diverse, they’re all funny and incredible in their own way. Piper, although not very under appreciated in the fandom, is one of the most compassionate characters of the lot. Jason is very brave. Leo is one of the funniest characters I’ve ever encountered. Hazel is a sweatheart with a wonderful backstory. Percy and Annabeth are the definition of relationship goals and, I mean, how can you not like the awkwardness of Frank?

Matches

Light your own fireworks by tagging 5 people!

 Cristina at My Tiny Obsessions

Jade at Jade Reads Books

Meghna at A Lick of Romance

Alyssa at Book Club Babe

Stephanie at Stephanie’s Book Reviews

Again, thank you very much to Rawrdy Rawr Book Dino for tagging me! Not sure when I’ll see fireworks next but I’ll definitely be thinking about this tag when I do.