Greek Mythology Tag

I have more than a passing interest in Greek Mythology ( I mean I’ve read a few books and watched a few movies about this topic already on my blog…) and now The Book Nut has created a Book Tag for Greek Mythology!

Zeus, The King Sky God: Favorite Book

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Poseidon, God of the Ocean: A Book That Drowned You in Feels

Anything by Terry Prachett will make me laugh. Another laugh inducing series is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Movie Review).

Hades, God of the Underworld: Favorite Dark Book

Maybe not necessarily dark, but Christine Feehan’s Dark Series is definitely a favorite.

Hera, The Queen Goddess of Family and Marriage: Cutest Couple

Oh boy. I read a lot, but I don’t know if I have a cutest couple…the couples I like are generally pretty aggressive and possessive, not cute at all. Maybe Trillian and Arthur from Hitchhiker’s Guide are pretty cute because they can’t figure things out and it’s pretty obvious from the get go.

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and Battle Strategy: Favorite Intelligent Heroine

I love strong females, so this would definitely have to be Arms-Commander by L. E. Modesitt Jr. Lots of strong, intelligent females, I couldn’t name just one. I really would like to read more of this kind of book.

Gaea, The Great Mother: Favorite World Building Book

Although I really want to nominate Terry Prachett again for this, I will give a nod to Tuf Voyaging by George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb’s Rain Wild Chronicles.

Aphroditie, Goddess of Love and and Beauty: Most Gorgeous Cover

I don’t even know where to start with this, I want to nominate The Unicorn Chronicles again but, I want to expose other books! So…The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. It’s simple, but stylish, and a bit Old World.

Aries, God of War and Battle: The Most Violent Book You’ve Read

I think it would be very foolish of me if I did not say Sun Tzu’s The Art of War for this one.

Hephaestus, God of Blacksmiths and Flame: The Hottest Book You’ve Read

Okay, the ideal book I have in mind for this I can’t remember the name of!! How annoying! So I’ll have to come up with something else, like Dark Magic by Christine Feehan ( I will be rereading this).

Artemis, The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt: A Heroine Who Doesn’t Need a Man to Save Her

First of all, loving that these questions are making me think, second, love The Book Nut’s answer: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (going to have to borrow my mom’s copies!).

Apollo, God of Music, Light, and Healing: A Book That is the Exception to a Genre You Don’t Like

I am not a big fan of religious fiction or non-fiction, but there are a few that I’ve enjoyed: The Shack by William Paul Young, and Waking Up in Heaven By Crystal McVea, they both gave me something to think about.

Hermes, God of Messengers, Travelers, and Thieves: A Book That Stole Your Heart

The one I have in mind is Arms-Commander by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. I picked it up because it looked like a sci-fi book that might be kind of fun to read, but it turned into so much more.

Hestia, Goddess of Hearth and Home: A Book You Go Back to for Comfort

This is going to sound silly, but it’s one of my childhood favorites, Baby Unicorn and Baby Dragon. It is a wonderful tale of friendship and growth. It’s quite beautiful.

Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility: Favorite Book Setting

Hands down, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I love the natural, Old World setting with a bit of magic thrown in. The Hobbit would also work because dragons.

Dionysus, Good of Wine and Feasting: A Book You Are Most Anticipating in the Next Year

I’m terrible. I don’t even know. Is there a new one from Stephen King?

Hecate, Goddess of Crossroads and Magic: Favorite Magical Read

I think I would be chased out of town if I said anything other than Harry Potter (even though I haven’t read all the books, just the first four or so).

Nemesis, God of Revenge: Favorite Revenge Story

At the moment I can’t think of a revenge story I’ve read. Well, there are plenty in Greek Myths, so I’ll go with Bullfinch’s Mythology. The gods and goddesses are always trying to get revenge on each other and it seems a fitting way to end this book tag!

 

Feel free to try out this book tag for yourselves, but beware! It does take some time to answer all the questions. In the meantime…

Keep reading little book worms!

The Book Blogger Test Tag

Time for another Book Tag! This one (and a couple more) came from The Book Nut. The only rule I’m following is to answer honestly, which is probably the most important one. So without further ramblings it’s onto the questions!

What are your top three book pet hates?

Size/format differences between books in a series; obvious defamation of a book (torn pages/covers); plot inconsistencies;

Describe your perfect reading spot:

Probably a recliner (I don’t own one) with good lighting (natural or artificial), an adult beverage (caffeinated or alcoholic), optimal temperature,  and some peace and quiet.

Tell us three book confessions:

I have never gotten rid of a book, ever, every book I’ve ever owned is still in my library. I don’t have a library, it’s a collection of cardboard boxes. I feel like I don’t read enough books, even if I read about ~80 books a year I still need to read more…

When was the last time you cried at a book?

I’ve never cried at a book. I’ve gotten angry, annoyed, and amused by them though…

How many books are on your bedside table?

You obviously haven’t seen my bedside table! But there are 4 books on the floor next to it.

What is your favorite snack while reading?

String cheese (low carb here) and either water or iced coffee.

Name three books you’d recommend to everyone:

There’s actually more than three books I think everyone needs to read, but I’ll stick to the most life changing ones: Total Money Makeover, Why Does He Do That?, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying- Up.

Show us a picture of your favorite shelf on your bookcase.

Haha. I have bookcases, haha. No, I moved last year, I don’t have a bookcase for books set up yet. I have boxes. Having said that, leave me some personal library inspiration in the comments, I need help!

Write how much books mean to you in three words.

Is not a question.

I love books.

I wrote a haiku.

What’s your biggest reading secret?

Probably the fact I don’t actually have a library, or that I have favorite genres but will read practically anything.

 

And that’s it! Let me know if you do this tag and feel free to live links to your book tags in the comments!

 

Keep reading little book worms!

 

[Netflix] Book Tag

Time for another book tag, this time it’s coming to us from Book Loving Nut, and it’s the Netflix Book Tag, which I thought was quite appropriate for this blog! So without further ado here are the prompts:

Recently Watched: The book you most recently read:

I actually just recently finished a series of writing books from Tyler Wagner, his Author’s Unite series. The last book in that series was Next Steps for Authors.

Top Picks: A book recommended to you based on another book you’ve read:

Well, if we go with the previous answer, Tyler Wagner references his book called Conference Crushing heavily in his writing series. However I will most likely not be reading that one. I do have more Jodi Picoult books recommended to me by my co-workers that I will be reading!

Recently Added: The book you most recently bought:

I could go on again about Tyler Wagner, but since I’ve already covered that I’ll go with the next most recent purchase and that was V. C. Andrews’ Landry series from a local thrift store.

Popular on Netflix: One book that you have and one book that you haven’t read that everyone has been talking about:

Well, my co-workers are still talking about Jodi Picoult, a book on the death penalty that they would like me to read, does that count? I have read The Shack which has been made into a movie was a big deal around my work place for awhile.

Comedies: A funny book:

Anything by Sir Terry Pratchett, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Dramas: A character that is a total drama king or queen:

No specific character, but any female character that suffers from “all the males want me”, total drama queen.

Cartoons: a book with cartoons on the cover:

Again, anything by Sir Terry Pratchett. I love his Discworld series.

Watch again: a book or series you want to read again:

I have reread The Unicorn Chronicles several times already, plan to reread The Oz Series by L. Frank Baum again, and want to reread the Second Sons Trilogy.

Documentaries: a non-fiction book that you would recommend to everyone:

Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft

Action & Adventure: an action packed book:

James Patterson’s books certainly are action packed. I also like Tana French’s books are good for this too.

New releases: A new release or soon-to-be-released book that you’re excited about:

I do not follow new releases that well. I’m not even sure I know of any coming out as I don’t really have a series I follow closely.

 

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this book tag and I tag everyone who would like to do it themselves! And as always…

 

Keep reading little book worms!

 

The Pokemon Go! Book Tag

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I really like the idea behind this book tag. I love Pokemon and have been working through Pokemon: Yellow Version lately so this came to me at just the right time.  It’s originally created by readatmidnight.com, but I found it from The Bibliophile Girl (she has collected a lot of fun tags so you’ll be seeing more from her).  So without further ado, here we GO!

1

I’ve mentioned this series before, but in particular the first book Into the Land of the Unicorns, is my first, full, memory of staying up late and reading a book, and then getting yelled at for it from my mother.

2

I don’t know if there are any classics that I love, but Little Women has become a favorite of mine. It is a little longer than most books I like, so it’s unique in that. I love that it follows all four women into their adulthood, to see how four sisters can be so diverse.

3

I think this is main reason I’ve never read the Twilight series, or the the Fifty Shades series. I have watched the Twilight movies, but I’ve never watched any of the Fifty Shades movies. So I guess the true answer is Fifty Shades, the rumors about it don’t help any either.

4

I think this would apply to most of the Harlequin romance novels I have. They all seem similar to each other now that I’ve read several of them. Some of them are even a bit unbelievable with their plot lines, but I still like reading them anyway.

5

This might be why I haven’t read the Game of Thrones series. Though this also why I haven’t continued The Wheel of Time series. I have quite a few of the books, but not the whole series, and it’s been so long since I have read the last book that I would have to reread from the beginning!

6

Most recently it was Dark Promises by Christine Feehan, but the first one I’ve already mentioned was Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Coville.

7

Oh boy.  Well, if I could it would be Lightfoot and Cara(Into the Land of the Unicorns), but I think they’re related somehow(?) so that would be weird.  I also like the idea of Molly Grue and Schmendrick (The Last Unicorn) having a strong platonic relationship.

8

This could be true of most the books I’ve read in the Dark series by Christine Feehan, and it could also be true of books I’ve read in the past in 2 days. But I think it would have to go to the very first Dark series book I read: Dark Guardian.

9

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Hands down. It’s so goofy and relateable and I have yet to meet a remake, spin-off, continuation, that I haven’t liked for some reason or another.

10

The Second Sons trilogy was something that did come as a surprise to me. I’d never heard of the author or the books before I started reading them. Very soon I owned the whole trilogy and devoured each of the books.

11

This is going to sound a little silly, but I have still yet to read the entire Harry Potter series. I think I’ve maybe read the first four books and none of the screenplays that have come afterwards. So…yeah.

12

I really like the Barnes & Noble collectible classic editions they put out. I’m still waiting for another book sale to collect a few more. I’m always looking to add a few more to my collection.

13

I really don’t follow new releases that closely, and have no idea even what debut novels are coming into the market. I’ve more books than I know what to do with right now so there’s no reason for me to look for new ones!

14

I have quite a few of these now: Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Christine Feehan, and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

15

This is probably the same answer from a previous question, but I don’t follow new book releases very well. The only one I really watch and it’s only kind of, is the Alphabet mysteries by Sue Grafton, and that’s only so I can get a new one for Mom’s birthday or Christmas.

And that’s that! All 15 questions answered to the best of my abilities. Please feel free to do this book tag yourself and link back in the comments so I can see your answers!

Keep reading little book worms!

 

The Ultimate Book Tag

This book tag comes to me from The Bibliophile Girl! It looked interesting with many different questions, so without further ado let’s get to the questions!

Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?

Not always, sometimes. It depends on how I’m reading the book. It’s hard to explain, it has something to do with whether or not I can see out the window.

Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?

Completely unique….hmm. That’s a hard one, I’ve read many different authors now and I’m not sure if any of them could be called unique. I do like how Stephen King can take a fairly ordinary situation and turn it into a horror novel.

Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why.

Harry Potter because 1) I’ve never read Twilight, 2) Disney World/Orlando Studios, and 3) dragons!

Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?

I carry a bag, in it is: my purse, my ereader, my tablet, my bullet journal/planner, cords/earbuds/etc, and whatever book I am reading/planning to read next.

Do You Smell Your Books?

Not as a rule. I have a best friend for that.

Books With or Without Illustrations?

It really doesn’t matter to me. Illustrations are cool if they help explain the scene and aren’t too graphic. If the illustrations don’t do anything for the story and are just there for show than I’ll pass.

What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?

I used to have a Harlequin Romance subscription, you know the little books that take maybe a day to read and have a plot line that is predictable. Yeah I have a large collection of those.

Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?

Not really? I read very selectively in my childhood so no.

What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?

Carrying on from the previous question: The Babysitter’s Little Sister books.

What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?

Yes, though I haven’t wrote anything in awhile, but I hope to get back to it this year. I do have some already published books over at Smashwords.

When Did You Get Into Reading?

My mother read bedtime stories from when I was super little. After I was old enough I’d read by myself the books my mother had read to us.

What Is Your Favorite Classic Book?

Little Women.

What Was Your Best Subject In School?

I really liked Art class and took every single one offered. Science and English were close seconds.

If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?

I buy my own books, and no one has given me books as a present for quite some years now. I would be polite and thank them for thinking of me, and then either store it away on a bookshelf never to be seen again, or give it to someone I know likes it.

What Is A Lesser Known Series That You Know Of That Is Similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Second Sons by Jennifer Fallon

What Is A Bad Habit You Always Do (Besides Rambling) While Filming?

Forgetting things, not being prepared, procrastinating.

What Is Your Favorite Word?

Boisterous is a fun one. Gregarious. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Are You A Nerd, Dork, or Dweeb?

I’m a nerd for reading a lot, but also a dork.

Vampires of Fairies? Why?

Vampires, never had much to do with fairies.

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

I’d much rather be a shapeshifter, angels just have too many rules to follow.

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits as in ghosts? Um… I don’t know if I can choose then, because my work is definitely haunted maybe I’ll have to go with spirits.

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Vampires again. I don’t like zombies, I read and watch way more vampire entertainment.

Love Triangles or Forbidden Love?

Definitely forbidden love, the kind you have to fight for.

Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?

Action packed with love scenes, full on romance books follow the same pattern so they seem all the same. You read one, you’ve read them all.

Keep reading little book worms!

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The Five Ws Book Tag

I found this book tag over at Thrice Read, and they found it from Words and Stitches, so I figured it had to be good right? And it looked fun!

WHO | Who is an author you’d love to have a one-on-one with?

One of my favorite authors is Stephen King. I’ve read his autobiography, On Writing, and frequent his website and, of course, I’ve read an incredible amount of his books. Even after all this I would just love to sit down and talk to him.

WHAT | What genre/style do you most often gravitate to?

My first love is Fantasy Fiction, but Horror, Sci-Fi, and Supernatural all kind of fit there too. My second is probably romance, and I’ve read a stupid amount of romance novels in my life time.

WHERE | Where do you prefer to read?

I usually read in bed, in my bedroom, though I do read at work during breaks fairly regularly as well. I also read in the bathtub when I get the chance to do so.

WHEN | What time of day do you prefer to read?

Actually I don’t have a preference for when I read. I could pretty much read all day if I wanted to. I’ve woken up and picked up a book where I left off the night before, I read while eating at work, and I’ve stayed up late reading after work.

WHY | Why is your favorite book your favorite book?

My favorite book is the first book of the Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville, Into the Land of the Unicorns. I read it when I was younger, and obsessed with unicorns ( I still love unicorns just not as obsessed), and it was the first book I stayed up late reading because I couldn’t put it down.

Bonus: HOW | How do you go about selecting what book you’ll read next?

It differs, sometimes I’ll follow my goodreads TBR list and I’ll pick the book that’s been there the longest. Sometimes I’ll spot a book on my bookshelves and start reading it because it looks interesting. Sometimes I’ll do the same with my ereader.

How do you determine which book you’ll read next?

Thrice Read Tag

This book tag was made by the lovely ladies over at Thrice Read. Please go over and check out their blog and their answers to this questionnaire!

What book defines you as a reader?

I bounce around from book to book and genre to genre, but my favorites would have to be fantasy novels, especially those with unicorns as main characters (The Unicorn Chronicles and Firebringer Trilogy).

Most unique book?

There was a book I read several years ago that while I was reading it, one of the characters made me so angry that I had to put the book down and do something else for awhile. No other book has made me so emotional that I had to stop reading. If you ever manage to find it, it’s called The Truth About Unicorns by Bonnie Jones Reynolds.

What characters would play the angel and devil on your shoulders?

Captain America would hands down by the angel on my shoulder. The devil is a toss up between Cass from The Truth About Unicorns (the reason I was angry) or Charles Manson.

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

Childhood would have to be The Babysitter’s Little Sister series, followed by The Face on the Milk Carton for adolescence and then for adulthood it would have to be Christine Feehan’s Dark Series.

Book that is your go to reread.

Honestly, I haven’t reread many books, I want to, but the pull to read a new book I’ve never read is also really strong with me. Though I have read Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Colville twice, and Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel twice.

Book that surprised you the most.

Honestly, any book that I pick up from the Dollar Tree that I end up devouring in a few days. A couple that come to mind are Arms Commander and Shadow’s Claim.

Most read author?

It’s a tie between Stephen King and Sir Terry Pratchett. They are both wonderful storytellers.

What character is most like you?

My name is Dorothy Gale, from Kansas.

What is your favorite non-romantic ship?

Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings.

Do you prefer the hero or the villain?

Hero of course!

Don’t forget to check out the girls at Thrice Read and Keep Reading Little Bookworms!