Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Hey all you lovely people, yes you. I’m talking to you right there, sitting at your computer or staring at your phone. You’re lovely. So… anyhoo – I got tagged again! Yay, book tags make me feel like I’m in kindergarten again – only this is real life and all that jazz. (Pshh, not really. It’s the internet). I was tagged for this hilarious tag by the wonderful, beautiful Aria from Aria Stuck In Wonderland. Her blog is amazing, the graphics adorable, and the posts phenomenal. If you haven’t already, go pay the pretty lady a visit, yea?

So, anyway, yeesh I can kind of get off topic and rant. Have you guys noticed that? Back to our regularly scheduled programming. *cue television static*

As I was saying, I was tagged for the “Totally Didn’t” book tag. The idea behind it is pretty simple, answer the questions. TADA! (Totally blew your minds, right?)

Shall we begin?

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE A SEQUEL/SEQUELS:

This book totally did not need a sequel – and, in fact, I haven’t read the sequel for that very reason. The first book ends wrapped up in a bunch of pretty little bows, it was perfect ❤ No need to ruin it with even more complications and what not. The Eternal Ones was perfect as it was, I loved it and will never stop loving it as a standalone (even though it isn’t).

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE POINT OF VIEW:

These beautiful little babies of mine did not need to have more than one POV. Sadly, no matter how much I love Adrian – these books would have been better with just Sydney in the drivers seat. Like the original Vampire Academy series, book one is entirely told in Sydney’s point of view, and then it slowly adds in Adrian’s (unlike VA). I don’t mind him, I love him to pieces, he just wasn’t a necessary narrator.

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO CHANGE COVER ART THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE SERIES:

As much as I love the new covers, I liked the original too. I had bought the original… and then they changed so I had to go back and re-buy them all. I hate it when my books don’t match… hate it, hate it, hate it.

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED A LOVE TRIANGLE:

I love the Lux Series so much! But… Blake. Ugh… Blake *screams, runs around, rips out hair*

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED THIS BOOK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SERIES:

Okay, so I know that this is the last book in the series – so it’s sort of necessary… but, I hated it. In all honesty, if Dashner had eliminated how many times Thomas falls unconscious in the Scorch Trials he could have saved enough page space to wrap up the series there.

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED A CLIFFHANGER:

Annnd the Lux Series is back. I chose this one simply on the basis of how cruel the cliffhanger is. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Jennifer L. Armentrout is an evil woman, but I love it.

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE JUST ONE POINT OF VIEW:

Shoot me. I love Twilight. I always have and I always will. I don’t know if you’ve read Midnight Sun, but if you have, you know that it is written in Edward’s point of view. That little teaser totally ruined everything for me. I need more from his point of view. He can read people’s thoughts for Christs sake!

TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED THAT MUCH HYPE:

Meh.. that’s all I have to say about this. I have the tendency to block painful memories.

TOTALLY DIDN’T… DESERVE MY TIME:

Ugh… just, ugh. Don’t get me started.

So… that’s it. YAY! *throws confetti*

So I’m not going to tag anyone, because tagging people during NaNoWriMo is a different form of cruelty all together. Love you guys ❤

My Life In Books

Huge thanks to Victoria from Addlepates and Book Nerds for the nomination! (Psst, go check out her lovely blog <3)

All right, so for this tag, all you have to do is answer the questions and then tag other bloggers – the number is up to you. I’m actually pretty excited for this one – so, without further ado, let the tagging games begin!

1. Find a book for each of your initials


Stranded by Melinda Braun (You can read my review here)

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick  (Okay, for this one – not only does the title start with my middle initial, but the main character is named Samantha Reed – so this wins by default)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Here is my review of this one)

2. Count your age along your book shelf- which book is it?

Hmm… this is hard because I’m only using the bookshelf I have here in my dorm – if I included the ones from back home, I’d have three total to choose from. Haha. But, anyways, the nineteenth book on my shelf is It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt. You can read my review of this amazing book here

3. Pick a book set in your city/state/country

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare takes place in Los Angeles, that’s close enough ❤ And if you want my current location, both Vampire Academy (Missoula) and Raised by Wolves (Billings) take place in Montana.

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, hands down. TAKE ME TO SCOTLAND DAMMIT!

5. Pick a book that’s your favorite color

Do you have any idea how freaken hard this was!?! I have too many favorite colors! So for this one, I choose Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. Not only is the title symbolic of my inability to pick favorites, but the cover also features every color… so yea.

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

This will probably be really silly, but I have really fond memories of Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, and Greg Call. I’ll never forget my mom sitting down to read these with me ❤

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading? 

Hmm… probably Huckleberry Finn. I hate that book so much, never bring it up. Ever.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R Martin. I have all of them sitting at home, waiting for me on my bookshelf. Winter is coming.

…. Annnd so is the game of internet tag. Alright you beautiful nerds, the contestants of the 76th annual book nerd games will be:

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

Jordyn from J.Bookish

The Emoji Book Tag!

Hey there lovely folks!

Last night I was tagged in the Emoji Book Tag by the wonderful Jordyn @ JBookish. She’s pretty awesome and her blog is gorgeous – so go pay her a visit, yea?

From what I can gather about this tag, the goal is to take your top five or most used emojis and match books to them.

  1. Heart Eyes = Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

                  

I took this emoji to mean something you really love, so for this one, my book is Vampire Academy. I’ve been a fan of Vampire Academy since seventh grade when I first read it. I’ve stayed with the series since then, and I am sad to say that the series is now over and complete. I love all of the books, both Vampire Academy and Bloodlines,  I will always go back to them when I run out of new releases to read.

2. Screaming Face = Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

              

I loved this book so much! The entire time I was reading this thing I was either in complete shock or my roommate was having to forcefully rip the book out of my hands while I raged about what was going on, how Kaz was mine, etc. You can see my review of this beauty, here.

3. Laughing Face = The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

              

This book makes me laugh every time I read it. I laugh so hard that I start crying. It’s mostly Puck’s fault, but still. If you’re looking for a wonderful book with an original story line and a cast of hilarious characters, this is for you. You’ll also like it if you’ve ever wanted to be with a prince, just sayin…

4. Rage Face = Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

               

Twilight is just one of those books that pisses me off, but I love it, so it only pisses me off more. I love Twilight – I love Forks, sparkling vampires, and werewolves imprinting on new born babies. But, I hate the sheer absurdity of it all and the stupidity of the heroine, Bella. I still love the book, don’t get me wrong – these hold a very special place in my heart, but it perfectly encompasses the rage face.

5. Purple Devil Face = Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

                                  

This book is here for a very simple reason: I imagine this to be the look on Cassandra Clare’s face as she wrote this book. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I am talking about.

Yay! All done! I guess I get to pass this on now, so I’m tagging those listed down below:

Aentee @ Read At Midnight

Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

Jenna @ Reading with Jenna