Hello again! And welcome to the first tag of 2021! I feel like I haven’t seen any interesting book tags lately, but luckily I saw that Kat @ Life and Other Disasters posted this (originally by Chami @ Read Like Wildfire) and I thought, “Hey, I can do this… Why not?” (That’s pretty much my logic with all tags). So here we are!
-puts on reading glasses- So, this tag is pretty straightforward. We just have to answer a couple of questions regarding typical reader habits that make us feel guilty, apparently.
We’ve made it to the end of the year, people! And I swear that the flow of time this year has been a weird one, and not just because of the obvious. First we thought January would never end, then March came and we all know what happened, then it was November all of a sudden and when a friend told me that she was starting something in December I was shocked because I thought December was a long way from now but it was literally next week.
And now we’re here. Four days away from the new year. Maybe a little late, but let’s do this.
In my attempt to try to be more present here on the blog, I found this really cool booktag over at Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books and a) I loved it and b) it felt like the perfect idea for these moments when you want to write something, but you need it to be short and sweet.
Hello! I’m back again with one of those ideas that I’ve had saved for a very long time.
That title is pretty self-explanatory. Five books that we have on the lookout that we know that we’re going to love, yet for some strange reason we still haven’t picked them up. Why? Well, unfortunately for you, that’s not the question that we’re going to answer today, but once I figure out the psychology behind why sometimes we deny ourselves the pleasure of doing things we really wanna do despite having the time for it, I’ll let you know. Now let’s talk about some books.
Welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday in forever! Today’s topic is “Changes in my reading life”.
-takes out reading glasses- According to the post, it can be stuff like how your tastes in books have changed or your reading speed. I tried to think of 10 different things but in the end I could only come up with 8.
So without further ado, here’s 8 things that have changed in my reading life over the course of the last 6/7 years!
First Person-Present Tense
Back in The Hunger Games days, I thought it was the most clever thing in the world and even wrote like that for a while, but now it could drive me away from a book.
First Person-Past Tense
Same as the previous point, but I’m more forgiving of it.
Back in ye ol’ days I could finish a 300-500 pages book in 3-4 days regardless of whether I loved it or not. That was fast for me. Right now, fast is finishing a book in a week or two, and that’s if it’s got my full attention or if it’s an easy read.
Reading for long periods of time
Back in the day I used to be able to do this. Spend an entire day/afternoon just sitting on a couch reading, but now I feel like I can’t do that anymore. I get too restless if I don’t do several things in the day.
Reading while listening to music
I used to be able to do this, listen to music with lyrics while reading, but now I can’t, especially if it’s a song that I know the lyrics to. My head will mix what I’m reading and the song lyrics and I can’t focus. So now I only read with instrumental music. Although sometimes even that is too distracting for me.
Used to be a mood-reader
I think back in the day I picked up any book I was interested in at the time, finished it in 4 days and then moved on with my life and didn’t pick up any book until I found something else that interested me. Now, when I’m close to finishing a book or a book series, I think of what I’m gonna read next so I always have something to read.
Pickier with the contemporaries
I like contemporaries, but back in the day I loved them and didn’t feel so cheesy to me. But now I avoid most of them because of their cheesy romances. And yes, contemporaries aren’t the only ones with cheesy romances but it’s not a contemporary without a romantic subplot and cheesy lines.
Less forgiving with the romances
Let’s face it. A lot of the relationships in books are cheesy as heck and I’m more aware of it now. I think it takes something very different/unique and or/close to heart to make me ship a couple now.
And that’s it for today. Does anyone have any fun opinions on any of the items manetioned. And if anyone reading this shares the same change in habits, please let me know ok? 🙏
This…isn’t really a book tag But I saw this post on Clo @ Book Dragons blog from their Bookending Spring Event and I thought it was an amazing idea! We all have our favorite books that we might have read two, three or more times, I know I have those. We can re-read them all the times we want, but there will never be a first time again. We will never get to feel that feeling of finding something you weren’t 100% sure you were going to like but you adored it, for a second time with the same book. In my case, sometimes if I read/watch things too many times I get tired of them and that sucks!
For this post, we’re going in with a twist! I, like everyone else, not only have books I’d love to read again for the first time, but also animes and movies, so how about we list 3 of each, ok?
The Books 📚
Harry Potter series AND movies. I’ve been telling myself that I want to marathon the entire series and finally read books 4 and 5, but I also feel like I won’t enjoy it as much because I’ve watched the movies so many times so I know what happens. Wouldn’t it be amazing to forget and start over?
Shades of magic trilogy. This is going to be embarrassing but I never thought I would like this series and I freakin loved it! I feel like if I re-read this, I wouldn’t feel the same and it wouldn’t make me cry!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy. This is more like, I would love to forget this series and read it over. I think waiting for the second and third book killed the hype a little bit? So in this hypothetical scenario, I would marathon it.
The Anime 🎌
Full Metal Alchemist 2003 AND Brotherhood. What can I say? How could I ever pass the chance to watch these two masterpiece with brand new eyes, even though falling in love with FullMetal, its world, and its characters isn’t hard no matter how many times I rewatch this. And I’ve watched both of these several times!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I still remember the first time I watched this. I went on a trip before watching the last 2 episodes and spoiled myself (I know, I know! Shame on me and on my cow!) So… in a way I ruined the show for myself but not at all and I’d love for a chance to watch it again for the first time.
Noragami. I just want to see this with brand new eyes! What got me to watch this was actually the opening song and it wouldn’t be bad to fall for this song all over again, you know? And to think that when I first saw gifs of this series on Tumblr, I thought it was something that wouldn’t interest me!
The Movies 🎥
All of the Avengers movies from the MCU. Watching a Marvel movie is now such an experience, especially the Avengers movies AND the Iron Man movies. Every time I go a Marvel movie I leave the theater so freakin inspired, ready to create my own story (well, continue it). It’s one of the feelings in the world and what’s so great about movies
Big Hero 6. I’ve watched this so many times and I’ve loved it every time! But when I went in with my hopes so high and this movie didn’t disappoint at all and right now it’s one of my favorite movies of all time!
Ready Player One. This has everything to do with the hype and the book. I waited 3 years for this movie and by an amazing chance of fate, I got to see it with my friend (who first told me about the book) in Maine! That day was one of the biggest fangirl days of my life (if not the biggest 🤣) and I’d love to live it again.
Anddd that’s my list! I also love live action series, but I don’t think there’s any that I’d love to watch again for the first time, so I simply didn’t add any 😅
So, what about you? Do you have any books/series/movies that you’d love to watch for the first time? I’m sure you do! Share it in the comments, will you? 🙂
I wasn’t really tagged by anyone here, I just saw this book tag over at Nicole Sweeny @ The Bibliophile Chronicles and I wanted to do this tag because we all have book that we say “I should really read that” to, but do we? I also think this tag will give me a chance of mentioning different books, since I feel like I use the same books in all the other books tags. And of course, because it looks fun and short and sweet!
This book tag was created by Beth @ Books Nest and I think the questions are pretty self-explanatory so let’s get on with it!
A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak. My friend is really into historical fiction and she’s been asking me to read this for years and I…tried. Really. Twice. I tried the ebook in English and then she lend me her book in Spanish and both times I stopped near the middle of it. I am not completely opposed to reading it, but maybe if I get to watching the movie I’ll like it enough to finally finish the book. 😅
A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. I… have no excuse. Other, sometimes more recent, books grab my attention faster and I just happen to easily find those. But in my defense, not so long ago I read the first 2 chapters of it and it looks like something I might really like, and recently I’m the mood for stand alones so maybe I’ll get to read it this year at least.
A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
So many 🤣 but let’s go with just 2.
Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi and Legend, by Marie Lu. I read both books over two years ago. Both were 3 stars for me and I do feel curious about their continuation. Both books are very loved by the YA community and both books were finished trilogies that recently got 3 more books. These aren’t on my immediate TBR but I’m still curious about them.
A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen and Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. Unlike the books in the previous question, these are very different from each other. The same friend that lent me The Book Thief also lent me Pride and Prejudice but I am keeping that one because I do want to read it someday, as for Lolita, I must say I’m intrigued by it due to the controversial subject and the way it’s written. Still, I don’t know when I’ll read them.
A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
So many 🤣
Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo. It’s one of my friend’s favorite books and it’s always recommended on the blogging space, and I’m happy to say that I know for sure that I’ll be reading this this year. 🙂
A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
Everyone’s favorite show at the moment, of course.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I’m awfully intimidated by the huge books and the tiny font and I worry that my interest might fade when the series ends but I think there’ll be a spinoff series so…maybe that’ll rekindle my interest.
A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet
Again, But Better, by booktuber Christine Riccio. Her first book just came out this week so of course she’s been posting tons of pictures and talking just about it on her IG stories for the past weeks or so. I kinda do want to read it now that I am in the mood for quick, light stories, so let’s see if I can find it because I really Christine and her content.
Andddd that’s it! You are more than welcome to do this tag if you please and leave your link in the comments 🙂 Also, what did you think of the answers? Would any of these be your answers too? Let me know! Let me know! 🙂