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The Guilty Reader Tag!

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.

Let’s go!

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Last year I was reading…

Hello again!

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.

Meme credits go to Maria @ ReadingMaria. ✌️

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5 potential 5 stars on my TBR

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.

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Tag: Why Am I Weird

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Is this weird? 🤣 I just wanted a light-hearted/simple post, ok? I need to get back on the blogging game and as I’m writing this I’m one blink away from falling asleep, so let’s take it away!

RULES:

  • List ten weird things about yourself, your life, or silly habits that you wouldn’t normally share
  • Tag up to ten people so you can get to know them better
  • Link back to the person who tagged you and the creator
  • Comment on the posts of people you tagged – 

Fun fact: no one tagged me, but I saw this post on Sara @ The Bibliophagist’s blog and I thought it was too fun not to do it.

  1. I always must wear earrings…and I must always play with them to the point where I break them or lose them
  2. I almost always shock myself whenever I touch metal (like doorknobs for example) so I’ve made a habit of touching something else before touching metal
  3. I talk in my sleep sometimes, and my first language is Spanish, but I’ve also talked in English in my dreams
  4. Every night, I must fall asleep to a short youtube video because it keeps me from overthinking
  5. When I was a kid, my cousin and I would talk about switching hairs (she said there was a real surgery for that) because I have curly hair and she has straight hair and we wanted each other’s hair
  6. Every morning and every time I get back home from work or anything, I walk to a picture we have of our doggy that passed away 5 years ago and say hi to it
  7. And speaking of doggies, my favorite part of a doggy is their butt. I love patting it, scratching it, hugging it, etc
  8. I don’t like silence, it makes me nervous when there’s too much quiet in a room so I always must have something making noise (for example, right now I have my fan)
  9. I like cheese, but only when it’s melted, and I like beans, but only when they’re mashed
  10. I have the most exaggerated I laugh I’ve seen in my entire life. I can laugh for a really long time at the most stupid thing

And… that’s it! It’s fun because as I wrote this post, I forgot all the weird things I do daily, but oh well! This’ll do!

Stay weird!

pj out!

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Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Happy Tuesday people! And also happy birthday to me! My day will be work during the day, and at night…hopefully less working and starting “Good Omens”.

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Party hard, am I right?

Anyways, enough life, more books. It’s June and that means it’s time to freak out about the books we haven’t read and I gotta be honest… I don’t think I’ll complete my goodreads challenge…

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I know, I know. But…I…got two jobs?

Alright, here’s the mid year freak out book tag!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2019

I’m still so far from done with this book which is really a trilogy so I’d be like 60% or 70% done with the first book and I’m really enjoying it. I just wish I had more time to read.

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2. Best sequel of 2019 so far

Also known as the only sequel I’ve read so far 😂 but I really loved it.

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3. New release you haven’t read yet but really want to?

Not sure if it counts because I haven’t started the series…but I really want to.

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4. Most anticipated release for the rest of 2019?

Victoria Schwab. Do I need to say more?

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5. Biggest disappointment?

Easy. I even wrote a review (with spoilers) over here, so if you’d like to read my very long thoughts, go ahead 🙂

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6. Biggest surprise?

1Q84 again! I was really interested in this book because of this specific quote, but I wasn’t expecting to like it this much! Like I said, I really wish I’d had more time to read it.

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7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you)?

First Evelyn Hugo, now Daisy Jones and The Six? Yep, new auto-buy author

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8. Newest fictional crush?

Jem 😍 😍

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9. New favourite characters?

Hands down to the Gangsey

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10. Book that made you cry?

I’m not an easy-crier but the epilogue of Love, Rosie did threaten me with some tears.

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11. Book that made you happy?

Honestly, all the books I’ve read this year have made me happy, with the exception of We were liars by E. Lockhart and Verity by Colleen Hoover.

12. Favourite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?

Do Japanese light novels adaptations to anime count?

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Violet Evergarden, by Kana Akatsuki

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year?

The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare (spoiler free ) 😉

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14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought/received this year?

🤔 Hmm… haven’t bought any books with covers that I can say “Wow, they’re gorgeous!!

15. Books you need to read by the end of the year?

Yes, other than finishing the The Raven Boys books, starting the Hunting Prince Dracula series, there’s the Six of Crows duology.

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Alright! that’s it for me now! I’ll just…go away before any of you can crucify me 😅

If you did this tag, leave it in the comments! I’d love to see them! pj out!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I’d like to switch places with

Happy Tuesday!

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.

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  1. Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit
  2. Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter series
  3. Molly Moon, from the Molly Moon series
  4. Kell Maresh, from the Shades of Magic trilogy
  5. Blue Sargent/Gansey, from The Raven Boys
  6. Wade Watts, from Ready Player One
  7. Zack Lightman, from Armada
  8. Lara Jean Song Covey, from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy
  9. Emika Chen, from Warcross
  10. The Pevensie siblings, from The Chronicles of Narnia
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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?

pj out!

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

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25 Bookish Facts About Me

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!

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  1. I prefer to read in English even though my first language is Spanish
  2. 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
  3. I prefer reading in the third person POV, past tense
  4. 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
  5. I mainly read YA, but I’m fine with all genres
  6. I prefer reading on my phone because I like being able to read from anywhere
  7. 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
  8. I prefer the EPUB format over PDF and I read on the iBooks app
  9. 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
  10. I prefer hardcovers but without the dust jacket, even though I mostly have/find paperbacks
  11. My favorite childhood books are the Molly Moon saga
  12. My favorite books now are: Eleanor & Park, Ready Player One, Veronika decides to die, Gone Girl and Vicious
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. I LOVE talking about books and all things fiction
  16. I used to be a fast reader. I read books in like 3 or 4 days, but I didn’t read a lot
  17. Right now I don’t read as fast, but I try to read at least a little bit every day
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. I prefer to read short chapters over long chapters. They make me feel like I’m reading faster
  21. My ideal length for a chapter is from 6 to 10 pages
  22. If a chapter is too long, I get overwhelmed and I feel like I need to stop
  23. I LOVE books with bittersweet endings. They’re sure 5 stars for me
  24. But I also LOVE books that make me cry. If a book made me cry, it’ll most likely get a 5-star rating
  25. 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 😁

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End of the Year Book Tag 2018

It’s time for a simple post. Call it procratination from other things I should be doing, like writing some short stories, writing about my #NaNoPlanMo experience and a couple of reviews.

So I first saw this on Madame Writer Blog who saw this on Lucy and a Cup Full of Tea blog and I wanted to do something light, and simple and fun. Also, I’d never done a book tag before!

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!

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