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.
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.
I’m writing this post in a bit of a hurry so it won’t have the usual formatting (and I guess I want to try something a wee bit different). Anyways, today’s topic is “Characters I’d like to switch places with” and… all the characters on my list can be summed up in one word. Adventure.
Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit
Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter series
Molly Moon, from the Molly Moon series
Kell Maresh, from the Shades of Magic trilogy
Blue Sargent/Gansey, from The Raven Boys
Wade Watts, from Ready Player One
Zack Lightman, from Armada
Lara Jean Song Covey, from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy
Emika Chen, from Warcross
The Pevensie siblings, from The Chronicles of Narnia
Can you tell I’m obsessed with The Hobbit’s ‘adventure’ theme? I watched the movies for the first time 2 weeks ago and I’m still not over it ❤
So yeah, as you can see, if you’ve read all of these, all the characters on this list were your ordinary people who got thrust into an adventure out of their comfort zone (I think the only exception would be Gansey as he was already living the adventure when the book began, but he’s the one I’d like to trade places with). It’s actually a concept I hope to incorporate in my book project.
Alrighty! That’s it! Do the characters in your TTT list share something in common? Or maybe any of these characters are also in your list? (I feel like Hermione will be in so many people’s list, but we can’t help it ok!?) Let me know, ok?
I don’t really remember where I saw this book tag (maybe on Youtube?) but it was on this note where I write down ideas for blog posts and it seemed easy enough.
Alrighty! Time for some facts!
I prefer to read in English even though my first language is Spanish
I don’t like writing on my books or folding the corners. If there’s something I want to remember I use a post-it
I prefer reading in the third person POV, past tense
If the first book in a saga/trilogy pulls me in, I’ll marathon the series (which I love). If it doesn’t, I might want to read the rest of the books but I deep inside I know I won’t
I mainly read YA, but I’m fine with all genres
I prefer reading on my phone because I like being able to read from anywhere
I can almost never find the books I want to read at the bookstore. Not even in Spanish. So 99% of the time I find them online
I prefer the EPUB format over PDF and I read on the iBooks app
I don’t like carrying physical books in my bags because the borders or the cover get scratched with something or the corners fold themselves
I prefer hardcovers but without the dust jacket, even though I mostly have/find paperbacks
My favorite childhood books are the Molly Moon saga
My favorite books now are: Eleanor & Park, Ready Player One, Veronika decides to die, Gone Girl and Vicious
I haven’t read all of the HP books 😣 I still have to read books 4 and 5 and I really want to marathon the series. I know, I know. Shame
I discovered my love for reading when I was 8 or 9 and I was new at this school so I spent most of my time at the library where I read a bunch of small stories. Then I re-discovered it at 15 with the Twilight books
I LOVE talking about books and all things fiction
I used to be a fast reader. I read books in like 3 or 4 days, but I didn’t read a lot
Right now I don’t read as fast, but I try to read at least a little bit every day
If a book pulls me in, it takes me a week or less to finish it, but in most cases, it takes me two weeks
As much as I’d love to, I am unable to spend all day, or long periods of time reading (or doing other lazy-ish activities like watching series). I feel like I should stop to do something else
I prefer to read short chapters over long chapters. They make me feel like I’m reading faster
My ideal length for a chapter is from 6 to 10 pages
If a chapter is too long, I get overwhelmed and I feel like I need to stop
I LOVE books with bittersweet endings. They’re sure 5 stars for me
But I also LOVE books that make me cry. If a book made me cry, it’ll most likely get a 5-star rating
I’ve been planning my own book story for almost 10 years and it’s gone through a lot of changes but it’s been determined that it’s going to be a fantasy-adventure. I don’t know if I want to become a full-time author, but I would love to get this story out in the world
And that’s it! 25 bookish facts about me! If you want, you can share some of your bookish facts, or tell me if we share one in common 😁
1. Are there any books you started this year you need to finish?
Yeah, I started the “Captive Prince” series by C.S. Pacat. I started the first book like 2 years ago and picked it up again this year, then I started the second one and read half of it until it became too…heavy(?), but I still want to finish it. Maybe not by this year but hopefully it’ll be one of the first books of next year.
2. Do you have an autumn book to transition to the end of the year?
Not really? But we don’t even have autumn here so…
3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
Well yes, the book I’m waiting for is called “El Príncipe del Sol”, by Claudia Ramirez, she’s a booktuber from Mexico, and the book already came out in Mexico in September and it should be in bookstores here in December, though I haven’t had much chance to go look, but last time I checked they were having some trouble with the customs.
4. What are the three books you want to read before the end of the year?
I feel like I only have time for one book before the end of the year, but if I had to pick 3, they would be “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare (yes, I’m just now getting to that trilogy), the aforementioned “El Principe del Sol”, and this book on Screenwriting that I got when I went to Maine in April.
5. Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your FAVORITE???
“Clockwork Angel” is incredibly hyped so, yes, I’m expecting it to be at least a 4 stars, so far it’s doing a good job! I’m not exactly hooked yet, but I’m only on chapter 5 (or 6?), and I haven’t had much time to read anyways. I also expect great things from “El Principe del Sol”.
6. Have you already made reading plans for 2019?
Kind of?? I’m not sure if it counts as a plan, but I want to read these 2 books I bought in April + the Screenwriting book, finish the “Captive Prince” Trilogy and start the “Chaos Walking” trilogy because I plan to see the movie when it comes out (even though a friend who’s read the books tells me that it looks like the movie will be nothing like them). Also, I feel like this year I found a new favorite author (V.E. Schwab) and I hope to read the rest of her books and find a new favorite author.
And that’s it! This was fun! And I think I’ll be on the lookout for more book tags in the future. Thanks for reading!