The Who Am I Tag

I was tagged by Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books to do this tag. Thank you Sydney, this tag is really cool. This is a long tag, so let’s jump right into it.

What is the meaning of your name?

My first name is Romana. It means different things in different languages. In Arabic, it means ‘pomegranate’. It apparently also means ‘romantic’ and ‘fascinating’ in Urdu, I believe. In Latin and derived languages, it means ‘from Rome’, more specifically, a woman from Rome. And finally, in Aramaic or some similarly defunct language, it means ‘strong’.

My middle name is Tabita, which is a variant of Tabitha and it means ‘beauty’ or ‘grace’ in Hebrew. And it was derived from the Aramaic word for ‘gazelle’. So, in Aramaic it means ‘gazelle’.

What is my Myers-Briggs Personality Type? (Link)

“THE LOGICIAN” INTP-A (Introvert, intuitive, thinking, prospecting, assertive)

I did this test ages and ages ago, and I don’t remember what I got back then. But I believe it was something similar. Anyway, I’ve been reading the profile for this and it is SO ME! I don’t think I have ever identified with a personality test more than I do with this one. Here are some of the cliffnotes:

The Logician personality type is fairly rare, making up only three percent
of the population, which is definitely a good thing for them, as there’s 
nothing they’d be more unhappy about than being “common”. Logicians pride 
themselves on their inventiveness and creativity, their unique perspective 
and vigorous intellect. Usually known as the philosopher, the architect, 
or the dreamy professor, Logicians have been responsible for many 
scientific discoveries throughout history.

Me, AF.

They love patterns, and spotting discrepancies between statements could 
almost be described as a hobby, making it a bad idea to lie to a Logician. 
This makes it ironic that Logicians’ word should always be taken with a 
grain of salt – it’s not that they are dishonest, but people with the 
Logician personality type tend to share thoughts that are not fully 
developed, using others as a sounding board for ideas and theories in a 
debate against themselves rather than as actual conversation partners.

Yep.

When Logicians are particularly excited, the conversation can border on 
incoherence as they try to explain the daisy-chain of logical conclusions 
that led to the formation of their latest idea. Oftentimes, Logicians will 
opt to simply move on from a topic before it’s ever understood what they 
were trying to say, rather than try to lay things out in plain terms.

The reverse can also be true when people explain their thought processes 
to Logicians in terms of subjectivity and feeling.

Strengths:

  • Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers
  • Imaginative and Original
  • Open-Minded
  • Enthusiastic
  • Objective
  • Honest and Straightforward

Weaknesses:

  • Very Private and Withdrawn
  • Insensitive
  • Absent-minded
  • Condescending
  • Loathe Rules and Guidelines
  • Second-Guess Themselves (so me!)

Notable Logicians include Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Blaise Pascal (yay! one of my favourite philosophers), Isaac Newton and Maester Aemon Targeryen lol

What is my Zodiac sign?

Libra, I believe. But I don’t really put any store in the Zodiac.

What is my Hogwarts House? (Link)

Ravenclaw, according to Pottermore. Also Slytherin, according also to Pottermore. Let’s see what this quiz says.

What are my learning styles? (Link)

I’ve actually done this exact test before a while back and I believe I got the same result then as well. I have multimodal learning preferences with stats as follows:

  • Visual 10
  • Aural 10
  • Read/Write 12
  • Kinesthetic 15

Am I More Right or Left Brain Dominant? (Link)

Left brained

What is My Blood Type?

Hell if I know. I know one of my parents is A and one is B and I know one of my grandmothers is O. So I literally could have any of the four. I can’t even narrow it down. I’ve actually never had it tested. Probably should.

What Career Am I Meant to Have? (Link)

This should be interesting.

Apparently writer. I will make no comments on that.

What Divergent Faction Do I Belong In? (Link)

Now this is a test I have never taken before. Let’s see.

Ahahahahahaha! Amity. Amity! Haha… oh… such a good joke. I would have fit in any of the other factions better than in Amity.

What Does My Birth Order Say About Me? (Link)

The Firstborn

Stereotype: Natural leader, ambitious, responsible.

I guess? I don’t know. Meh.

 


This was fun. The Myers-Briggs one was spot on. The Hogwarts one as well, I suppose. The rest of them… meh.

25 Bookish Things About Me Book Tag (200 followers celebration!!!)

I was fully planning to write a review today. I sat down at my computer, I pulled up WordPress, I was ready to do this… and what do I see? A little notification telling me I have reached 200 subscribers. Oh. Em. Gee. You mean to tell me that there are 200 people who have come across my blog and have found its content worth following? That’s just… kind of really amazing. Thank you so, so much everyone! I appreciate it so much and I love chatting with you in the comments.

In celebration, I have decided to do the 25 bookish things about me tag. I’ve seen it around a ton and I thought it a good way of celebrating. So here we go.

  1. The first full length novel that I read on my own was White Fang by Jack London. I was 6 at the time, it was right before I started school and I remember wanting to read a novel by myself before officially starting school because I was a little shit and I wanted to be better than everyone else.
  2. I’m a pretty fast reader. I can probably get through about 1 and a half of your standard length YA novel in a day. Of course, it greatly depends on how interesting I find the book or if it’s a really complex or dense book, I might not be able to read as quickly. But generally speaking, I’m one of those people who can read 200 pages in an hour and a half and not even realise.
  3. The longest book I have read in one day to date is I believe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. 
  4. I used to read a lot of historical fiction, particularly French cape-and-sword type books a la Alexandre Dumas when I was younger.
  5. I currently own around 300 books, I would say. Although, to be fair a portion of them are not technically speaking mine. They’re my family’s books. However, they reside in my room and I take care of them, so I consider them as mine.
  6. I used to really dislike hardbacks for some reason. I have grown out of that.
  7. I don’t like sitting in a chair while reading, if I can help it. I need an armchair at the least, though preferably a sofa or bed.
  8. I love fairytales and folklore and some of the first things I ever read as a child were folklore and fairytales. I used to wake up early every morning to read one story as soon as I learnt how to read.
  9. I learnt how to read quite early. I couldn’t pinpoint an exact age, but I was around 4 or 5 years old.
  10. Fantasy is probably my favourite genre. Though I do read most genres.
  11. I did not read Harry Potter until I was 15.
  12. I have probably read around 500 books, if you include re-reads.
  13. I do enjoy re-reading books. Oddly, I don’t always necessarily re-read my favourite books. Sometimes I re-read books that I found easy to read, that don’t require much thinking or effort beyond being able to read words. This normally happens when I’m in a reading slump and it can help me get out of one.
  14. For some reason, I don’t really like paranormal fantasy. I don’t hate it and there have been some paranormal books that I really enjoyed, but generally speaking, it’s a genre that doesn’t appeal to me much. So is urban fantasy. Particularly vampirey, werewolfey urban fantasy.
  15. I have a soft spot for elemental magic.
  16. I really enjoy writing reviews once I start writing them and they usually flow, but I have a really hard time getting myself to start writing a review sometimes.
  17. One of my happiest bookish memories is when my dad came home one day with all the Lord of the Rings books. I still have those books. They’re probably my favourite books that I own, even though they’re old and battered, but I even brought them with me to uni, even though I knew I was probably not going to re-read them anytime soon.
  18. The book I have re-read the most is probably Twilight. This may come as a surprise, I’m not really a Twilight fan. I never really was a Twilight fan. I just found it to be such an easy book to read. I always had it on my phone or iPod or whatever as an ebook and I would read it whenever I was bored. At school, or waiting for food in a restaurant or whatever.
  19. I’m very bad at reading out loud. My brain reads faster than my mouth can speak and it just ends up being a mess.
  20. My all time favourite non-fiction book is A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis.
  21. I have written an 50,000+ word novel in pretty much one month after marathoning Throne of Glass a couple years ago. I had such a massive book hangover that I could not read anything else and I just wanted a story about a badass lady protagonist. I was craving it. I needed it. So I wrote it for myself.
  22. I’m very slow with reading historical fiction for some reason. I used to read historical fiction so much, but I just can’t do it anymore. And it frustrates me, because whenever I do read a historical fiction, I really enjoy it. I just don’t really seem to pick them up very often and when I do, it takes me uncharacteristically long to read them.
  23. adore very complex and complicated fantasy worlds (when done well, of course) and I think that stems out of my obsession love of Tolkien.
  24. Also due to my deep love for Tolkien, I think at least partly, is my fascination with languages and how they work. I’ve always wanted to create a language, it’s one of my dreams and realistically, it’s probably never going to happen. But I always really admired Tolkien for creating his own languages. I think it’s the coolest thing ever and I wish I could do it.
  25. I have never read anything by Neil Gaiman. I know. It’s freaking Neil Gaiman. But I just never read any of his books. I need to. I really need to. I just don’t even know where to start.

There you have it. 25 bookish facts about me. Thank you so much once again to all the people who follow me and read my posts and comment and talk to me, I appreciate it so much and I enjoy talking to you guys so much!

OTP Book Tag

So, I was planning to do a review post today. But I just really didn’t feel like being thoughtful and critical and all that. So as I was watching some Booktube in procrastination, I came across this tag. I saw Sam from Thoughts on Tomes do it, and I believe the original creator is Kirstin @ Kirstin Reads. Even though people sometimes use OTPs from film and TV, I will only use book couples because otherwise, this will turn into a full blown dissertation on my ships.

Alright, here we go. Prepare for a lot of fangirling, ranting and so forth. This is going to be a long post. Grab some popcorn.


1. Pick an unpopular OTP that you ship

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Hmm… I’m not sure how unpopular this is because it’s the Harry Potter fandom. I don’t think there is any ship that is unpopular in the Harry Potter fandom, but Snape and Lily Potter. I love Snape and I wanted him to be happy. And I understand that it wasn’t going to be a good relationship and I absolutely think that Lily did the right thing getting away because it was toxic. Although, I personally feel like she made a  mistake giving up on him, not necessarily as a romantic interest, but as a friend. I strongly believe in not giving up on your friends. I will go to hell just to drag a friend out of there and I think that’s one of the most powerful kinds of love that is or should be the foundation of romantic relationships as well. And for all his faults, Snape had that loyalty, that unconditional love that cannot be explained by infatuation or attraction or fluffy romantic butterflies. That’s why some of my favourite OTPs are based on friendship.

I didn’t necessarily want them to be canon, but my heart still ships them together in a “What if” sort of way. And I also personally believe that, at least as far as we are shown, which might be biased because we only see Snape’s memories, but I don’t think James Potter was a good choice either. He was immature and an ass and we don’t see him growing out of that. So I really don’t care at all about that relationship.

Okay, that derailed. I feel very passionately about this. I have written longer essays than this on obscure, background Harry Potter stuff. But let’s move on now.

2. Pick an OTP that you didn’t ship at first but do now

I don’t really know what to say for this. I usually either ship a couple or I don’t. Well, sometimes I’m just indifferent. But I don’t think I’ve ever not shipped a couple and then shipped them. Actually, I have just not from books, so for this question I will pick a TV couple and that is Willow and Tara from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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I did not like Tara at first at all. And I was a hardcore Willow/Oz shipper and I wanted them to get back together and I just did not like this ship at all. But then Tara really grew on me. And especially after re-watching the show. I still don’t really like her as a character in season 4. But I do like her in later seasons. My favourite Willow OTP is still her and Oz, but her and Tara are my second. I really, really hate everyone else that Willow is ever with. I can’t… just no.

3. Pick your most hated NOTP

BUFFY AND RILEY! Okay, I said I’m not doing TV shows, but I needed that out there. My most hated book NOTP… there are different ways I could look at this. I could tell you just an OTP that I hate because I hate the book and the characters. Or I could tell you an OTP that that I just don’t like them together. I’m going to do both, because I can’t decide.

An OTP that I just hate because I hate the book and the characters is Mare and prince whatever his name is. Cal, Cat, Cam. I don’t even remember. I absolutely hate Mare with a passion, if you’ve read my review of Glass Sword, you know how much I hate that book and Mare in particular. I don’t really have a problem with Cal. I just don’t care about him because he’s so one-dimensional and tropey and boring that I just don’t care.

And one OTP that I just don’t ship them together is Celaena Sardothien and Chaol from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

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I never particularly liked Chaol. I don’t hate him, but he’s a little bit too boring and self-righteous for my taste. But I really did not like him with Celaena. I literally ship her with anyone else more than I ship her with Chaol. Anyone. I got a really sibling-y vibe from them for some reason and I don’t… that’s just wrong. I can’t ship that. It doesn’t work for me. And I really think that their relationship was completely ruined by them being together. I think there was potential for a good friendship there, but it was completely ruined and that kind of annoys me.

4. Pick an OTP that took waaaayyyy too long to get together

I don’t have any such OTP. I quite enjoy slow-burn romances. I hate, hate, hate insta love and I actually really like relationships where the two partners grow together, grow to know and love each other. So I don’t have an answer for this.

5. Pick your favourite non-canon OTP

I don’t know… maybe Ruby and Clancy from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I mean, not really. I like Clancy because he’s so clever and scheming. I don’t particularly care about Ruby though. I don’t know. I can’t think of any other answer though, so I’ll go with Ruby and Clancy.

6. Pick Your favourite BROTP

Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Forever. I just love them, they’re my babies. I love their friendship so much, I don’t even know how to explain my love for them, I just ugh! I love them. That scene in Clockwork Princess. If you’ve read the book, you know which one I’m talking about. When Will is on his way to… wherever he was going. It broke my heart. I cried so much just… I cried.

7. Pick an OTP you adored in the books but not as much in the movie or tv adaptation

Jace and Clary from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

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I love Clace. I am a very hardcore Clace shipper, but I did not really feel the relationship in either of the adaptations. I did not like Jace at all in the film, even though I loved Lily Collins as Clary. And in the show… I’ve yet to see season 2 of it. But I had a lot of problems with the first season of the show and the relationship between Clary and Jace was one of them. I didn’t feel it at all.

8. Pick a popular OTP that no matter how hard you tried you just can’t ship it

Dorian and Sorscha or whatever her name is from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Mass. I can’t even find any nice fanart of them.

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I’m always picking the same series, but I just really didn’t like this relationship. I know a lot of people did and were really upset by what happened, but I just didn’t really care. I was even a bit relieved, because it just rubbed me the wrong way. It felt like that relationship was used as a crutch and I don’t like that kind of relationship. I like relationships where the two partners make each other better. And that just wasn’t it.

It wasn’t a good, healthy relationship. They had nothing in common. Her crush on him felt like a celebrity crush and I felt like he was only with her because he was broken and lost and needed a crutch. And I think that a lover is never a good crutch. At least, not a new lover. Like, getting into a new relationship as a crutch… I don’t like that. I don’t agree with it, I cannot get behind it no matter how much I try.

9. Pick your favourite LGBT+ OTP

Hmmm… I’m gonna go with Alucard and Rhy from the Shades of Magic series by V. E. Schwab.

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I love this series. I love all the characters. I just, I love them. Nothing more to say.

10. Pick your al time favourite OTP/s

I mean, there are so many! I would say maybe Feyre and Rhys. My babies.

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Art by Charlie Bowater

Some other ships I absolutely love are Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

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Will and Tessa from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

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Art by Taratjah

To name a few. I could go on and on naming OTPs and showing you pretty fanart, but this post is long enough as it is, so I will stop here.


Feel free to do this tag if you want to. Let me know some of your ships, let me know if you agree or disagree with some of the things I said.

The Valentines Day Book Tag

Yeah, I know Valentine’s Day is gone. But honestly, if you were expecting me to do this on time, you don’t know me very well. I actually have a couple of tags and a couple of reviews backed up that I just haven’t found the time to do. Soon, hopefully.

Anyway, I was tagged to to this by Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek. Thank you so much Heather for tagging me. You can check out her blog, it’s cool. And now, onto the tag!


1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

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I’ve read a few great stand-alones, but the most recent and the first to come to mind is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I have a full review of this beautiful little book, if you want to read more of my thoughts on it.

2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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Even after all this time (and many, many dystopians under my belt), I think The Hunger games is still my favourite. This is the series that really got me into YA literature and it will always be special to me. Plus, it’s awesome!

3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, this series is SO underrated and it deserves to be talked about more. Go read Artemis Fowl!

4.) Favorite Book Couple

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Feyre and Rhys.

Art by Charlie Bowater

5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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There’s a long list of those. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken is on example. Or The Lunar Chronicles. I’ve read Cinder, but not the rest of them. And many others, really. There are a lot of popular books that I haven’t read yet. So many books, so little timeeeeee!

6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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I loved this book so much! Keep an eye out for my review which should (hopefully) come up soon. It was brilliant. I can’t wait for the next one!

7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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The German (original) edition of Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. I’m currently (slowly) making my way through it. I don’t know why the cover is pink and not red, but there you have it.

8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would given them to you.

RHYYSSSS! Or Kaz Brecker from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.

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9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

Well, to be honest I’m not that fussed about Valentine’s Day. Like… if you have a SO, then sure that’s great. Celebrate Valentine’s Day. But if you don’t, then it’s just another day really. It’s not special to me in any way. So I have no answer for this question. I would read whatever my current read is and watch whatever I felt like. For example, this Tuesday, I watched Life of Brian with my friend (Monty Python is everything).

10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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Oh boy. This sort of implies I’m aware of recent releases. Although, I was in Waterstones a couple weeks back and I saw this gorgeous hardcover of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I nearly bought it, but there was also a gorgeous hardcover of Nevernight and I’d heard more about that one, so I ended up buying it in the end. Still, I’ve read some amazing reviews of Caraval as well, so if I found it again, I would definitely buy it.

I tag you, yes YOU to do this. Because our love for books is equal all year round, so who cares if Valentine’s Day has passed, right?

The Sims Book Tag

The Sims Book Tag

It’s been foreverrrr! I’ve been super busy and been neglecting this place for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, I’ll be able to ease back into it now that the crazy couple of weeks have gone. And what better way to do that than with a book tag? Thank you to Heather @The Sassy Geek for tagging me!

So, let’s get into it!

The Original Sims – The best author debut.

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. It’s hard to believe this is a debut.

The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.

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Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. You know who I’m talking about! *sobs uncontrollably*

Sims Getting Stuck – A character that just got in the way.

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Mare Barro from Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. My hatred for her knows no bounds. I feel like the whole world would have been better without her.

Simlish – A book with amazing writing.

Anything that Laini Taylor writes.

Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.

I am DYING for ACOWAR! I NEED IT!

Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.

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Meira and that prince guy. Forgot his name. I mean, Snow Like Ashes is just the most recent horribly insta-love-y book I’ve read. I’m sure there are many others.

Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.

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Pale Highway by Ncholas Conley. I mean… talking slugs?

Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.

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Tamlin. TAMLIN. Tamlin. T a m l i n.

Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.

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I mean, I wouldn’t say it started off great, but compared to Glass Sword, Red Queen was much better.

The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.

I would start reading and next thing I knew, it was dark, I hadn’t eaten all day and I really had to pee.

That’s it for this tag. Thank you once again to Heather for tagging me. And if you love the Sims, then you are tagged to do this!

The Thrice Read Book Tag

This tag was created by the girls at Thrice Read (as the name suggests) and I stole it from them muahahah. Here we go.

What book defines you as a reader?

I don’t think any book defines me as a reader. I think every book I read defines me as a reader and so do the books I (actively) choose not to read.

Most unique book?

Hmmm… The Graceling series by Kristin Cashore and Bitterblue in particular. I just found them so unique among YA in their style and sort of… ideas I guess.

Which characters would play the Angel and devil on your shoulders?

Rhys would play both the angel and the devil.

Devil Rhys: *shoves hands in his pockets and grins wickedly* Come on, Romana darling. You know you want to spend all night reading.

Angel Rhys: You can’t always do what you want. You have responsibilities. Sometimes, sacrifices have to be made!

Devil Rhys: Responsibilities? *cocoons me in the most comfortable starlit darkness, perfect for reading* Darling, this the court of Dreams, not Nightmares.

Me: *looks at Angel Rhys pleadingly*

Angel Rhys: *rustles wings irritably and crosses his arms* 

Me: *bats eyelashes prettily*

Angel Rhys: *huffs* Yeah, alright… I make a good point. *rustles wings again and scowls* But if you can’t wake up tomorrow morning, I’m dumping a bucket of water on you.

Me: *grins*

Both of them: So, what are we reading tonight?

And that, my friends, is why I’m absolutely screwed. Also, yes I did just write a mini fanfic of me and Rhys, don’t judge me, I know you’ve done it too.

Book that represents each stage of your life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood).

Childhood: The Chronicles of Narnia

Adolescence: Strangely, The Harry Potter series. It was my rebellion of sorts. My dad had never let me read them before.

Adulthood: I don’t know what to answer for this one. I don’t feel like an adult.

Book that is your go-to reread.

ACOMAF. I’ve read it three times already. Also, the HP series. I’ve read that 3 or 4 times as well.

Book that surprised you the most.

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid. I didn’t expect to like this book, but I really did.

Most read author?

Hmm… Cassandra Clare maybe? I’ve read all of her Shadowhunter books and also The Iron Trial. What’s the tally for that? 12? 13? Though… Joseph Delaney maybe. I’ve read most of his Wardstone Chronicles series. And that has 15 books? 16? I’m not sure. This doesn’t really reflect on my favourite authors though, more on what authors write a lot of books.

Which character is most like you?

Ugh, I don’t know. Rhys? Because of his combination of arrogant facade and low opinion of himself? Nesta because she’s fierce and would do anything for the people she loves, but doesn’t really give her love freely? Auri from the Kingkiller Chronicles because she’s anxious and perceptive? I don’t know.

What is your favorite nonromantic ship.

Can it be like a group? The Night Court (can you tell I’ve just finished re-reading ACOMAF?) also, Kaz and his group.

Do you prefer the hero or the villain?

I prefer a healthy combination. I like those morally ambiguous antiheroes that do the wrong things for the right reasons and the right things for the wrong reasons and are flawed and a little bit broken, but they’re trying to be good, they’re trying to be better, trying to be their best and they keep trying, even when they fail over and over again.

 

 

Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag – Part 2

I was tagged by Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek to do this tag. I’ve already done it once (you can check that out here), but I’m going to do it again because it’s fun. 😀 So thank you Heather for tagging me! Also, I may have reviews of some of these books, so hover over their titles if you’re interested and see if there’s a link there!

Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six).

Round 1

Burn: Tribulation Force by Time LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. I enjoyed this book. But not tremendously. So I don’t really have a problem burning it.

Rewrite: I’m going with The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Don’t get me wrong, this book is AMAZING and beautiful and I absolutely loved it. I would just much rather reread the other one because I love Artemis Fowl and for some reason, it’s very difficult for me to reread historical fiction.

Reread: I have spoken before of my love for this series. It’s one of my favourite series and why wouldn’t I want to reread it?

Round 2

Burn: The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I love Sherlock Holmes, but I can’t say that this was my favourite Sherlock Holmes story and it can’t really compare to the other two, so it’ll have to go.

Rewrite: The Hundred Year Old Man That Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I really enjoyed this book, but it’s not really the kind of book I could reread.

Reread: Of course it was going to be the Harry Potter book. I love rereading these. I have reread them several times and I’ll do it again.

Round 3

Burn: Iron Kin by M.J. Scott. I didn’t really like this book. It’s my least favourite in the series. But even if it were my favourite in the series (which is Shadow Kin, if you were wondering), it still could not compete with the other two.

Rewrite: Power Study by Maria V. Snyder. I actually really loved this short story. It was really cool. But A. It’s a short story, so it can’t really compete with a novel and B. It’s up against ASOIAF. So it’ll have to be rewritten.

Reread: I’ve actually been meaning to reread ASOIAF before Winds of Winter comes out (so like, in the next decade).

Round 4

Burn: For once, there isn’t one that I would clearly burn out of the three. Maybe I’ll go with Scorch Trials by James Dashner because I think this was my least favourite Maze Runner book.

Rewrite: Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie. I really enjoyed this book. I love Agatha Christie and she had me guessing with this one. But with detective novels, rereading them isn’t very fun because you already know who did it. So I’ll have to rewrite this one.

Reread: Two Years Holiday by Jules Verne. I remember reading this when I was like 12 and really loving it. I’m curious if I’d enjoy it as much now, so I’d reread this one.

Round 5

Burn: The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas. I don’t even remember much of this book other than Chicot. I used to read a lot of French historical fiction for some reason and I really loved it. But that was when I was young. Now I just read YA. I was such a pretentious kid.

Rewrite: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I would write some more Magnus into it cause there can never be enough Magnus.

Reread: Of course I wouldn’t change a single thing about The Hobbit. And of course I want to reread it!

Round 6

Burn: Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid. I actually really loved this book, but it just can’t compare to the other two. Sorry!

Rewrite: This is where the hard part begins. Both of them have that one thing that happens that just pulls your heart right out and uses is as a chew toy. So that could be rewritten for both of them, I guess. But I also definitely want to reread both of them. Hmmmm… I’ll go with Crooked Kingdom, because in CoM, at least that unspeakably horrible thing leads to a lot of things being set in motion and it’s really important, whereas in Crooked Kingdom… it’s just cruel.

Reread: And that leaves Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

I’m too lazy to tag people right now, but this is a fun tag to do, so if you want to do it, I tag you to do it. Leave a link below if you do so I can check it out!