The Book Sacrifice Tag

Hey Guys! I’m back at it again. I was recently tagged in the Book Sacrifice Tag by Kat over at The Impossible Girl. I’ve seen this tag before, and I have to say, I am excited to get this underway.


Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

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The Infinity Dreams Award

First off, I want to send a huge, warm thank you to Parneet at The Enchanted Book for nominating me for this. It always makes me go full butterfly mode when someone takes time out of their day, looks at my blog, and says “Let’s tag that shiz” (Vocabulary optional). If you don’t already, GO FOLLOW THE WONDERFUL LADY AND BE AMAZED BY HER AWESOMENESS!!


The Rules:

  1. Thank the blog that nominated you
  2. Give 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the blogger’s questions
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and set some questions

11 Random Facts I’ve Probably Mentioned Somewhere In Cyberspace Before:

  1. I am blind in my right eye
  2. I am currently in the second semester of my sophomore year in college
  3. You can never guess my favorite color…. (shh… it’s because I like them all)
  4. I graduated high school certified in Spanish, now all I can remember is how to ask where the bathroom is or if I can have a beer
  5. I absolutely love watching scary movies but I tend to regret it a few hours later when I can’t sleep
  6. My favorite season is Fall because I love watching all of the leaves change into pretty rainbow colors
  7. I am extremely antisocial and my general punishment is someone forcing me to go socialize
  8. I am so competitive that I tackled my best friend while playing Spoons…. and yes, I won.
  9. I am the instigator of everything. Someone did something stupid worthy of AFV or Ridiculousness? You bet your buttons I was involved in some way, shape, or form.
  10. I am a Leo, hear me roar
  11. I am completely obsessed with Supernatural…like, it’s bad.

Parneet’s Questions:

1. Who is your biggest inspiration?

Inspiration for what, exactly? For my blog, probably a mishmash of unnameable people that made me realize it was acceptable to fangirl in public. In life? My biggest inspiration and driving force that makes me do what I do is my parents. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t hear one of their voices in my head telling me to follow my dreams or that I can do something I think is impossible. I can’ thank them enough for that, so the least I can do is make them proud.

2. What is it about your favorite character that you love?

WHY MUST YOU TORTURE ME SO! I cannot possibly pick a favorite character, I love far too many. So, instead, I can tell you the qualities I love. First off, I love smart asses (I’m looking at you Rose Hathaway and Jace Wayland/Morgenstern/Lightwood/Heronadle). I don’t know what it is about them (that’s a lie) that draws me in. I feel as though I can identify with them, mostly their sarcastic assholish tendencies. Besides that, loyalty to a cause or to their values and beliefs is anther big clue in for me. I love it when a character sticks to their convictions and then those convictions become a driving force in their decisions. THAT is something I identify with.

3. What is your favorite book and why?

ALLLLL THE BOOKS. Asking me what type of book is my favorite is like asking me to pick if I like my mom or dad more. Just no.

4. If you were your favorite book character, what would a typical day in your life look like?

Oh lordy, do you really want to know? First of all, I do not have the ability to pick a single favorite book character to live a day in the life of. If I had full creative authority over this situation, I would live a day in the life of each and every one of the characters who have graced my looooonng list of favorites. You know, Kaz Breker, Rose Hathaway, Jace Wayland, Will Herondale, Daemon Black, Alice Cullen, Cinder, Grimalkin (Yes I would want to be a cat)…. should I continue? I can go on for hours.

5. What would happen if you were to transport into the book you are currently reading?

Well, I would be in the midst of a zombie apocalypse – or hitting Mr. Darcy over the head with a sharpened shovel depending on which book this transported me into.

6. Give a quote from a book that has influenced you or changed you as a person.

This quote is actually part of the tag line for my blog because I love it so much. (I even plan on getting a tattoo… eventually)

“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” – Cassandra Clare

7. What is your favorite kind of dessert?

ICE CREAM, CHEESECAKE, REGULAR CAKE, PIE!!!!! All of it…. just gimme a dessert.

8. How much do you love books? (More than people, more than the internet?)

Uhhh… See below?


That’s it folks! For this tag/award/thing, I shall neglect to actually tag individual people. If you want to do it, go ahead and knock yourselves out. ❤



Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

I really should be studying, but shhh…. (It’s finals week)

I was tagged for this by the lovely Summer at Xingsings, whom you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. I always love her posts, plus, her graphics? Holy cow, I wish I could make stuff like that – don’t get me started on her badass bookstagram.


Alright, so the idea of this tag is to let you guys know a little bit more about me and why I started blogging. Shall we begin?

Samantha Reed in her natural habitat with her favorite snack. (Plus her teddy bear’s foot in the bottom right corner)


1.How long have you been a blogger?

I actually haven’t been blogging very long, I’ll hit my one year anniversary in March. I’d been on social media for a while (Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter), but I first started messing around with blogging on Tumblr and that soon turned into my precious baby Reed’s Reads & Reviews. I guess I sort of started by accident, too. I’d been obsessed with watching booktube videos to find my next read if I didn’t already have one lined up – and as I was sitting there, I suddenly thought “Why can’t I do this, too?” I’d always loved books and been an avid reader, ask anyone who knows me, and for once I felt as if I could actually share it with the world in such a way that would reach people. That’s all I’ve wanted, to help people fall in love with books just like I have.

2. At what point do you think you will stop?

Is never a viable answer here? I mean, I don’t ever want to stop. I know that there will probably come a point in my life when I can no longer blog, but that doesn’t mean I’ll ever quit reviewing and sharing my love for everything bookish. In all honesty, I never plan to leave the book world. My dream job is to be an editor in one of the Big Five, so I plan to be constantly surrounded by books of the Young Adult variety – just with a different title besides Blogger to my name.

3. What is the best thing?

The best thing about blogging? Oh goodness.. can I say all of it? I love everything about blogging: the community, the shared love of books, helping people find something to read, interacting with the publishers – all of it. If I had to pick my absolute favorite aspect of blogging, it would have to be that moment when someone tells me that they chose to read/buy/borrow a book because of something I said. It makes me squeal inside and get all fuzzy and happy – I don’t know how else to describe it.

4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

I think the worst thing is that I get too excited and can’t say no to review copies, or I go netgalley crazy and end up with a crap ton of books I won’t have time to read before the archive date. I get serious reviewer guilt and it drives me nuts. If I accept a review copy – from the publisher, author, blog tour, etc. – I feel compelled to get my review up on the specific date requested. But, add multiple review copies, college, and three jobs into a pile and what do you get? Lots and lots of stress.

As for how I deal with it, that’s a little bit harder to answer. Part of the problem is that I can’t walk away from blogging for a little while, it makes it worse – so instead I might throw myself into it, which also makes it worse. As of right now, I tend to try and throw in other little things to lessen the load. I’ll pick a book I really, really want to read that isn’t on my review schedule and blow through it to get myself back in the obsessive blogging mood. Or, I go for a run, listen to music, or just hang out with my friends and family (Cards Against Humanity for the win).

5. How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

This is probably one of the easiest questions here because I cannot use photoshop/any other photo editor for the life of me. In my posts, I tend to use really crappy photos I took with my phone (Fandom of the Month posts), the cover image of the book, and then a crap ton of random gifs – usually Supernatural focused because Supernatural is life. I would love to learn and get creatively savvy enough to make badass pictures and stuff for my blog, especially a logo – I really want my own logo – but I just can’t. *Sad face*

6. Who’s your book crush?

That is a cruel question, how am I supposed to pick just one? I mean… Jace, Dimitri, Ash, Puck, Jem, Will, Adrian, Shane, Jack… like… no? I am disinclined to acquiesce your request.

7. What author would you like to have on your blog?

All of them. No, really. I mean, I look up to so many authors and I would love to have all of them on my blog at some point in time. I guess I would have to pick either Stephanie Meyer or Cassandra Clare to be at the top of that list – along with Julie Kagawa and Richelle Mead. It was the three of them that really introduced me into the world of Young Adult literature. Their books helped me through the thick and thin and I will never forget that. Even now, I still long to go back and reread them all over and over again (I’ve already read the books so many times, but I don’t care) just so I can feel that sense of peace once more.

8. What do you wear when you write your blog post?

Um…. normal clothes? I mean, sometimes I’m in my pajamas, sometimes I’m in sweats, and sometimes I can be dressed to the nines – it just depends on what’s going on for the day and when I have time to squeeze in some me time. Like right now, instead of studying. While I write this one, I’m just wearing my favorite pair of jeans and a sweatshirt – nothing fancy, just normal clothes.

9. How long does it take you to prepare?

That depends, prepare for what? When I write a review, I finish the book and stew over what I feel for a while before sitting down to write so that I can get my thoughts in order and turn out somewhat of a coherent review. So, I guess a couple days if you count the time it takes to read the book? When it comes to writing the actual review, that only takes about thirty minutes if I’m not interrupted or if I don’t get sidetracked. As for other posts – Interviews, Coming Soon, Fandom of the Month, and my weekly memes – it just depends on what’s going on and the other circumstances. Some things, like Guest Posts and Interviews require me to wait on someone else before I can post – so that’s kind of out of my control for the most part. My weekly memes, Fandom of the Month, and Coming Soon posts can take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour – usually an hour on the Coming Soon ones. It’s a process, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

10. How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

Words cannot express how much I love it, so I leave you with this as an answer:

11. What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

I think only you can measure your own success. You could go off of followers, comments, anything really – but in my opinion, a successful blog is one that makes the owner happy. I find my enjoyment in blogging because I get to share my love of books, and if that love touches someone else then I feel as if I am successful. Followers and stuff is important, yeah, but if that’s all you do this for you will never be happy or fulfilled with the superficial stuff  – trust me.

12. Who do you tag?

I tag all of these lovely ladies that I would love to get to know better ❤

Maria from Marwhal Read

Emma from Emma the Book Lover

Lydia from 22 is still young adult

Fantasy Angel from Avid Reader

Parneet from The Enchanted Book

Jess from Princesscia of Books

Tasha from Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books

Always Opinionated Book Girl

Eve from Twist in the Tale


The Tag of Randomocity


I’m back folks! This tag is all about being random, so… be prepared. I was tagged by the glorious Michelle at The Writing Hufflepuff (which is awesome). She’s so sweet, and absolutely hilarious. If you aren’t following her, you should be. Shame on you ❤


Here are the rules of this tag:

(Why are there rules if this is random? DX Oh goodness, my brain hurts)

  • Paste the button onto your blog post.
  • Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time)! (Be original and nonsensical and disastrously random!)
  • Write down three facts about you – one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
  • Answer the questions of the person who tagged you – make it all super random and interesting.

Shall we begin?

Facts about me:

  1. I am legally blind in my right eye
  2. I basically failed my way through elementary school
  3. I hate cats

Real or not real?


  1.  What is one food you can eat mountains of and why?

That answers it, right? As for why…. uhhh… ICE CREAM!

2. If you were a Traveler Without Roots, would your home be a train car, an RV, a hot air balloon, a boat, or just a pack on your back? Or maybe another option completely?

Hmm…. I think I would end up in an RV – cause they’re awesome. I mean, it’s literally a house on wheels and you can go practically anywhere with it. If I had to choose a second option, it would be just the pack on my back – ’cause you can literally go anywhere with that one.

3. Name a celebrity you wish you could spend one day with.

Uhh, easiest question ever!

Like…. guys…

4. What fictional character’s house would you like to have as your own?

Wait… it isn’t obvious?

5. If you could take a class in ANYTHING what would it be?

Oh goodness…. don’t make me choose. This is too hard DX I WANT TO LEARN EVERYTHING! Uhh…in anything, a class in anything. If I had to choose, probably some Krav Maga or something because I want to be badass.

6. Name a childhood obsession. TV show, stuffed animal, book, food, pastime—anything.

Umm… well, I’m still obsessed with a lot of the same things. But, I guess I’ll pick Disney Princess Movies or the Barbie Movies. (Like, the original stuff.)

7. What do you think would be an awesome theme for a party?

An awesome theme for a party… huh. I want to throw a Cards Against Humanity party cause why not? Haha. I love Cards Against Humanity, the stupid game is the most amazing thing ever – it’s what Apples to Apples should have been.

8. Have you been in any clubs/groups in your lifetime?

I was in the academic pentathlon in sixth grade, does that count?

9.  What’s something you have to buy all the time that you wish you could just have an endless supply of (something that’s always the same thing—no books or movies!)?

You took my thunder man. Books, totally books. But, SINCE I CAN’T DO THAT, money. Like, that’s not against the rules, too, is it?

Money and cats…. all is right in the world.

10. What park (national/amusement/theme/etc) would you choose to visit?

I have no idea. I basically grew up at Disney Land, so I have a very special place in my heart for Disney World (I’ve never been there). I think it’s sort of my default answer.

That’s all folks!

Alright, I nominate

Maria from Marwhal Read

Emma from Emma the Book Lover

Lydia from 22 is still young adult

Fantasy Angel from Avid Reader

Parneet from The Enchanted Book

Jess from Princesscia of Books

Tasha from Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books

Summer from Xingsings

Always Opinionated Book Girl

Eve from Twist in the Tale

Let’s get random ya’ll

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag

Hola` my fellow book lovers!

I come to you today as a victim of another glorious game of book tag (Just kidding, you know I love it ; D). The lovely Jordyn over at J.Bookish has both created a new tag and completed it herself.If you haven’t already, you really should be following her. Not only are her posts beautifully constructed and written, but they’re hilarious and informative as well.

Well, anyway. Without further ado, I bring you The Seasons of Book Blogging Tag! Dun Dun Dun…

Rules and Regulations:

  • Thank the creator and the person who tagged you.
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
  • State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
  • Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
  • Have fun, of course!

November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!

The person who recommended me this book was actually Christine from PolandBanana’s books over on youtube. I stumbled across her book talk one day and I fell in love with the premise – needless to say, I dove right in after that . I have a lot of other recommendations from all of my new blogging friends, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet (shame on me.)

December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.

Hmm… for this one I really had to think. I mean, what’s a book that most people wouldn’t have but would probably perfectly happy getting? I tried to come up with something that doesn’t get as much hype as it should – I swear, finding people (that I didn’t create of course) who love this series as much as I do is like finding a needle in a giant haystack of fangirls. The world needs more Puck and Ash in their lives, and therefore I will share this every chance that I get.

January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

I actually, for once in my life, did make a resolution this year. I told myself that I was going to keep kicking ass in school. I was going to work, do all of my homework, and keep myself on the dean’s list – and damn if I’m not proud of myself for sticking with it.

February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

Not only is this one of my favorite series of all time, it is also one of my favorite books about friendship. I know, not what you were expecting right? Vampire Academy is driven solely by the relationship between Lisa and Rose. They are best friends, sisters really – and it is beautiful. Rose would do anything to protect Lisa and visa versa. They have such a complex, raw relationship and I’ve never read anything like it. Sure there are romantic interests for both of them * cough* Dimitri and Christian *cough*, but romance is never the main plot point.

March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.

Without a doubt, I would love to reread The Hunger Games with fresh eyes. I plan on rereading them again anyway, especially because the last movie comes out tomorrow. This series is dear to my heart and it always will be. May the odds be ever in your favor.

April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.

Hmm… with this one, I was torn between two options. Both Black Widow and A Thousand Nights were extremely hyped books that basically made me want to stick needles in my eyes. I can’t even think about how much I hate them without wanting to vomit or something.

May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.

Definitely The One Thing by Marci Lynn Curtis. I wasn’t expecting much out of this book, especially considering I had been in a rut of bad ones – but it completely blew me away. This book was beautiful.. and Ben.. oh goodness, that little boy was so damn cute.

June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.

When I just want to check out? Well, I either will binge watch television or movies – or I’ll go back and reread Twilight. Yupp.. you heard me. I just said the T word.

July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)

First I had to figure our what was meant by fireworks, so I went with the typical fireworks when you kiss someone. I took fireworks to mean something hot, steamy, and swoonworthy where the characters had amazing chemistry (aka. fireworks.) Now, Wait for You is neither Young Adult nor something I would normally read – but holy hell it was worth it. If you’re looking to try New Adult books, I recommend this series whole heartedly. The fact that Jennifer L. Armentrout wrote this has nothing to do with it (I’m lying).

July is also my birthday month, which means I have to pick the best birthday gift I’ve ever had. You guys want the truth? The best birthday gift I’ve ever had is spending time with my entire family. I honestly don’t care about material things, especially now that I am away at school. More than half of the time, all I want is to go home.

August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

Ohh… this is hard. I’ve read so many amazing books this year, but when it comes to this I think I am going to have to pick Leigh Bardugo.. Six of Crows guys… ugh. That book is deadly.

September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

Wait, what if I don’t have one? Technically, I really don’t have a book I’ve read for school that I have enjoyed. I pretty much hate all of the books I’ve read, still do, too. What I did enjoy, though, was reading Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Mid Summer Night’s Dream. Not technically books, but still school reading.

October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.

Well, I’m about to be very stereotypical. I really want to dress up as Katniss Everdeen guys! Come on, like… the bow, the braid… the badass boots. I’ve wanted to dress up as her since I read the books. BUT! I want to dress up as the Mockingjay.. all black baby.

That’s all folks!

I tag:

Maria from Marwhal Read

Emma from Emma the Book Lover

Lydia from 22 is still young adult

Fantasy Angel from Avid Reader

Parneet from The Enchanted Book

Jess from Princesscia of Books

Tasha from Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books

Summer from Xingsings

Always Opinionated Book Girl

Eve from Twist in the Tale