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The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

Graphics by May @ Forever and Everly

I saw this awesome tag at May’s page (Forever and Everly) and immediately wanted to do it. Hell, I would have even done it without being tagged but my amazing friend Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad knows me too well and tagged me before I even knew it. *lol* So thank you sooo much for thinking of me! ❤

As May already mentioned in her blog post it’s not necessary to have read any of the books before you do this tag. All the prompts are spoiler-free! 😉 And now to the fun part! YAY! As a huge Percy Jackson fan I can’t wait to do this! XD

RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator: May @ Forever and Everly! Please note that she made the artwork/graphics, if using them.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag however many people as wanted!
  • Copy-paste the rules and list of prompts.

1 percy

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I could have chosen so many great books to be my „Percy Jackson“ of 2020. „Nevernight“, „A Darker Shade of Magic“, „Scythe“ or „The Gilded Wolves“ they would all qualify for it, but I’m going for „The Impossible Boy“ here because I loved this to bits and pieces. Yes, I’m totally biased when it comes to this book, but for the first time in my reading life I felt at least halfway represented and this made me so happy! ❤ I just couldn’t put this book down until I finished reading it and it was such a carefully written and sensitive book. 🙂

2 annabeth

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I’m going with „Illuminae“ here because this series completely took me by surprise. The format of those books is crazy and the action, the plot, the characters, the ideas and scientific facts behind it all… I was and still am totally blown away by the genius that is Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! XD

3 grover

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I still think that  „The Lies of Locke Lamora“ is way too under-hyped! I mean this series is amazing!! I love the Gentleman Bastards and Scott Lynch is such a genius for thinking up all those plot ideas! There are so many details that come into play at the end and just wow! I have no idea how he does it but his books are brilliant! 😀

4 luke

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At the risk of disgruntling a lot of fans: I really though I’d hate „Wildcard“ by Marie Lu. I loved „The Young Elites“ and decided to read „Warcross“ just to find out that it wasn’t really for me. I had quite a few issues with the first book and was really, really sceptical when I started to read „Wildcard“, but OMG I actually ended up enjoying it. Which obviously makes me an odd duck again because apparently everyone else loved „Warcross“ and was disappointed by „Wildcard“. *lol*

5 chiron

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Ahh that’s a tough one. I think it’s a tie between „Harry Potter“ and „The Raven Cycle“. I love both series so much and whenever I reread them it feels like coming back home. Since HP is still more known than „The Raven Boys“ I’ll chose TRC for this one though. 😉 Gotta support your less known favourites. XD

6 tyson

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There are so many amazing books that deal with sibling relationships but I think this time around I’ll go for a book not a lot of people would think of. „Lady Midnight“ because the Blackthorns are #siblinggoals!!! I love each and every single member of this family and Helen, Mark, Julian, Ty, Livvy, Dru and Tavvy are EVERYTHING!!! ❤ Those siblings love each other so much it always makes me weep! *sniff*

7 thalia

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I think I’ll go with „Dry“ here because it was the last book I read that managed to keep me glued to the pages. I always read about 5 different books at the same time and therefore it usually takes me quite a while to finish the books I read. With „Dry“ I was done in a week and whenever I stopped reading I noticed that a lot of time had passed. *lol*

8 nico

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 „The Song of Achilles“ *sighs* I think so far I know no one who didn’t like this book and it’s definitely one of my favourites! ❤ Madeline Miller’s writing style is so amazing and I love this book with all my heart! Patroclus and Achilles were the best and I’ll never get over them! T_T

9 calypso

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Harry Potter!! I hope that I’d have all the other six books with me on that island too though! Would be a shame just to be able to read only the first one. *lol* But the bookish gods wouldn’t be so cruel to leave me with only the first book, right? 😛

10 rachel

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I think there’s no way this won’t be a five star read for me. So far I loved all of Cassie’s books and I can’t wait to dive into this series! I mean the children of Will Herondale?!! I’m so going to love James, I already know it. And his parabatai and I’ll be intrigued by Cordelia and OMG!! I’m so hyped for this I can’t even! =))) I need to read this asap. *lol*

11 jason

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Oh gods, don’t ask me a question like that! I’d even take two hits by a brick just to get my fingers on a copy of „The Silvered Serpents“! I’ve been dying to read this book ever since I finished „The Gilded Wolves“ and even joined NetGalley in the hope to get an ARC. Unfortunately NetGalley declined my request and I’m still devastated! I JUST WANT TO READ THIS FREAKING BOOK! So, so badly! T_T

12 piper

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My bestie has been raving about this series whenever we went to the library and I got curious. About two years ago I picked up the first book „The Screaming Staircase“ and was hooked! 😀 I just loved those kids and the world they live in! Stroud wrote such a unique story and the characters grew on me! I’m pretty sure I would have loved this even more as a kid! ❤

13 leo

Red, White & Royal BlueI just realized that I don’t read a lot of funny books. *lol* But I think I’ll go with „Red, White & Royal Blue“ here because this book didn’t only make me smile but also managed to make me laugh out loud which is kind of a feat! At least I usually don’t make it a habit to laugh like a madman when I’m in public transport. 😛 I loved this book so much and I’m sure I’ll reread it one day. 😀

14 hazel

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Does 2007 count as old? *lol* Since it’s been 13 years I’ll just say „yes“ and go with „Wicked Lovely“. It’s the first book in Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely Series“ and I still love this series so much! ❤ This was the first time I read about cruel, cunning and wicked faeries and I was so ready for it! XD I’ll always love Irial and Niall! My two precious boys!

15 frank

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)Since I already mentioned „The Song of Achilles“ earlier I’ll go with „The Gilded Wolves“ for this prompt. I really, really, really didn’t want to reach the end of this book. The longer I read the more I dreaded the ending and urgh…. now I’ve to wait until book two comes out and I just hope that the ending of „The Silvered Serpents“ won’t kill me again. >_<

16 reyna

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I wouldn’t say everyone hates it because there are some really dedicated fans out there but „Captive Prince“ is definitely one of those books that’s more than just a little controversial. You either hate this series or you love it and personally I belong to the latter category. I got a lot of hateful comments on my review for being a fan of this series but oh well I can deal with the haters. 😛 I still stand by my opinion: I love Laurent and Damen. Period!

17 octavian

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Okay, first of all I’d like to say that I love the idea of this punched teddybear! *lol* It’s soo fitting! XD And then I’d like to mention that I absolutely hated „The Scorch Trials“. This might be a super controversial opinion but from book two on „The Maze Runner“ series was such a disappointment for me. If it wouldn’t have been for Newt and Minho I wouldn’t even have bothered to finish this series. >_<

18 percabeth

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Ahh this is such a tough one! There are so many great romances out there and I wish I could choose them all! But I think even though I might repeat myself here I’ll go with „The Raven Cycle“. And nope, I’m not talking about Blue and Gansey here. I’m talking about Adam and Ronan. ❤ Those two… I loved that super slow burn, how they respect each other, all those tender gestures and soft moments. I swear I must have died about a thousand deaths by just reading Ronan’s thoughts about Adam’s hands. I think I’m dying once again just thinking about it! T_T Ahh my heart!

I TAG:

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Elli @ AceReader  (I just saw that you did that one already so *lol* Guess I was one day too late with my tag. XD)

Beck @ Smellfoy Can Read?

Emma @ A Few Chapters ‚til Love

Alexia @ Right Writing Words

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

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This was so much fun! I love May for creating this tag! Oh, well who am I kidding? I love May with and without this tag. *lol* 😛 She’s the best! ❤

I hope you guys will have fun doing this tag too! XD As always you don’t have to do it, but I’d really love to read your answers!

This said: Take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Top Ten Tuesday: Opening Lines

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

This time around the topic is:

Opening Lines (Best, favorite, funny, unique, shocking, gripping, lines that grabbed you immediately, etc.)

I’m sure you can tell that I had a field day doing this! I live and breathe for quotes so this was the perfect TTT tag for me! ❤ And so without further ado let’s jump right into the fun!

1.) Beartown by Fredrik Backman

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„Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else’s forehead, and pulled the trigger.


This is the story of how we got there.“

Now if that isn’t a way to catch your readers attention, then I don’t know! XD This is quite a start for a book and I was immediately captured. Also Fredrik Backman’s writing is so good! ❤ I love this book!

2.) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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„Kell wore a very peculiar coat. It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.“

I’ve become such a huge V.E. Schwab fan and I’m going to read each and every single one of her books! With this first sentence I was already intrigued, the mere idea of a coat that has more than one side something completely different than we’re used to. There isn’t only magic in the title it’s also in the book! 😉

3.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

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„It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.“

Ahh, rarely did a first line capture my attention the way this one did. The prologue of „The Name of the Wind“ is one of the best prologues I’ve ever had the pleasure to read and considering how many books I already read this actually says quite a lot! XD Definitely one of my favourite opening lines and books! ❤

4.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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„Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.“

I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t have used „The Raven Cycle“ for this TTT. *lol* But seriously, how could you not continue with this book after reading the opening line? A girl that knows she’s going to kill her true love?! It’s definitely a unique and new approach. 😛

5.) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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„Late in the winter of my seventeeth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.“

I really loved this book with all my heart and I cried an ocean at the end. The way it started says so much about Hazel the MC and as a bookworm it also makes you relate to her. I mean we all have a favourite book we read over and over again so this first sentence resonated a lot with me. 😀

6.) White Oleander by Janet Fitch

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„The Santa Anas blew in hot from the desert, shriveling the last of the spring grass into whiskers of pale straw. Only the oleanders thrived, their delicate poisonous blooms, their dagger green leaves.“

It’s been ages I read this but I sill remember the beautiful prose. „White Orleander“ was probably the first book that showed me how you could capture your audience with your writing alone and after this first line I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading anymore!

7.) Dry by Neal Shusterman

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„The kitchen faucet makes the most bizarre sounds. It coughs and wheezes like it’s gone asthmatic. It gurgles like someone drowning. It spits once, and then goes silent.“

Now that’s a book I just finished reading and after the first sentence I was already thirsty. *lol* This opening line sets everything into motion and I think Neal Shusterman did a great job of describing a world without water. I just hope we’ll never experience anything like it in real life.

8.) Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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„People often shit themselves when they die.“
 
Well, I guess we can all agree that this is quite a unique start for a book. *lol* It’s such a short sentence but it really sticks with you. And the story that follows this kick-off, was at least as intriguing as the beginning of the book. 🙂 Nevernight was such a surprise for me and I really enjoyed this book! Tbh I can’t wait to dive into „Godsgrave“ soon.
 

9.) Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

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„Pretend, just for a moment, that you have attained your most deep-seated desire. Not the simple, sensible one you tell your friends about, but the dream that’s so close to your heart that even as a child you hesitated to speak it out loud.“

This was one of the books my Hugs’n’kisses OR Dismissed by the Missus/Messrs blog meme brought to my attention. It was lost somewhere on my TBR and even though I couldn’t remember adding it, I’ve to admit that I’m really enjoying it right now. This first sentence definitely made me curious about the rest of the book and so far it’s been a fast and enjoyable read.

10.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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„I’ve been locked up for 264 days. I have nothing but a small notebook and a broken pen and the numbers in my head to keep me company. 1 window. 4 walls. 144 square feet of space. 26 letters in an alphabet I haven’t spoken in 264 days of isolation.“

If this opening line doesn’t get your attention, then not many things will. XD It was this first sentence that caused me to start with the „Shatter Me“ series and I’ve been a huge fan ever since! Is there a lot of drama, hell YES there is! But I’m loving it and Tahereh Mafi’s writing style is amazing! (At least for me it is! I know there are a lot of readers out there that would beg to differ. *lol*)

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What do you think about the opening lines I chose? Would you have continued to read the books? Did you read any of them and if yes, did you enjoy them? Were some of them able to pique your interest?

Talk to me and let me know! 😛

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Top Ten Tuesday: Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

TTT was created by The Broke and Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl (click here for upcoming TTT topics!).

Hey there, my lovelies!

I’ve seen this about a thousand times on other bloggers sites and decided that I’d give it a shot. I usually don’t post on Tuesdays but I think I’ll make an exception for this one. So from now on I’ll do one of those „Top Ten Tuesday“ posts every month. 😉

It’s a small start but it’s a start and I hope my blog will get a little bit more interesting once again!

This said, let’s jump right into the fun! XD

„10 Titles That Would Make Good Band Names“ (It’s like I’ve been waiting for a topic like this to come up! I love music and this is so perfect for my TTT start!)

White Hot Kiss

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This series was so addicting and I always thought that this first book sounded like a band name! *lol* I mean „White Hot Kiss“ you can already imagine the rock music just reading the title. 😛

Radiant Shadows

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Okay, this is already book four in Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series but you’ve to admit that the title is amazing! As is the entire series! If you love faeries and a slightly darker atmosphere in your books, well then this one’s for you! It was the first series that got me into faeries and I can’t get enough of them ever since. I think a band named „Radiant Shadows“ might go for rock, alternative or indie music, don’t you agree? Maybe something like „Imagine Dragons“?

The Raven Boys

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Don’t tell me you didn’t see that one coming! *lol* Seriously, how could I not choose „The Raven Boy’s“ for this TTT! They are perfect! Not only the name of the book but they are four boys and they are all different but like a family! If they would be a band every girl would find a type they’d like. Like Gansey would be the handsome girl crush, Ronan the bad boy, Adam the clever rebel and Noah the shy baby. Haha! Ahh you can already tell I gave way too much thought to this. XD Anyway, they’d obviously be a pop band or a band like BTS! *lol*

The Fault In Our Stars

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One of my favourite John Green books and definitely a good name for a band. If you ask me they’d either make super slow music like Damien Rice or they’d go for something like „Panic! At The Disco“. XD And yep, their fans would shorten the band name and say: „OMG the TFIOS concert last night was amazing!“ 😉

 

The Subtle Knife

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Gosh, I loved this series when I was in my teens! It was something different and new and I really, really loved to watch the characters grow. 😀 As for the kind of music „The Subtle Knife“ would make: Something very atmospheric along the lines of „Florence and the Machine“ or „Ruelle“?!

Empire of Storms

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Is it just me or does this title actually scream for metal, hard-rock or screamo? *lool* I mean even the cover! XD I could imagine a band with a title playing this kind of music so well and with all the fighting scenes I’m sure the crew of EoS would approve! 😛

Lord of Shadows

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Now that sounds kind of dark and sinister! Totally hard rock or heavy metal! Funnily enough it could either go all „Lordi“ or „Iron Maiden“. I think my mind just can’t decide. To be honest, the plot of the book wouldn’t be heavy metal though. XD Cassandra Clare probably would go all like O_o when she reads this. Haha!

Wintersong

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This already sounds rather soothing and slow so I’m pretty sure „Wintersong“ would make music like Lana Del Rey or Imogen Heap. Since Liesl and the Goblin King like to play the piano I could also imagine something like Ludovico Einaudi’s music. And if you have no idea who that is you should definitely youtube (is that even a word??) him! He composes some of the most beautiful piano pieces ever! ❤

Flame in the Mist

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For some reason I can’t stop thinking of 2Cellos. „Flame in the Mist“ sounds like it would combine classic instruments with modern songs, but then again I can also imagine music like „Passenger“ makes it. Mhmm… that’s a tough one. I suppose a band with a name like that could try a lot of different styles. 😛

Annie on My Mind

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Okay, so this is an LGBTQ+ book with an f/f relationship so you can’t blame me for thinking about „Tegan and Sara“ or „Hozier“ when I wonder about which kind of music this band would make! XD But honestly, they both make slow and beautiful music and this book was very slow and beautiful too so this would fit the overall mood perfectly!

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What do you think? Did you like the book titles I chose? Did you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you like the kind of music I matched them to? Do you disagree with my music/band choices? What kind of book titles and bands would you have chosen?

Talk to me and let me know! 😛

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Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

A while back Sahi @ My World of Books did this tag and I found it pretty interesting so I decided that I feel tagged and snatched it for my own blog! 😛 I think this might be kind of a challenge because the questions won’t be easy to answer, I still want to do it though. We all need a challenge every once in a while, right? And before I jump right in: If you don’t know Sahi’s blog already, take a look at it! She’s a great person and her blog has amazing content! 😀 This said, let the fun begin!

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels.

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view.

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Now that’s a tough question. I usually love books with more POVs so I can’t think of a single book that should have only had one. I can think of one POV I definitely didn’t need though. Adam’s POV in the „Shatter Me“ series. I really dislike his character and I probably should have never read the Novella from his POV. *lol*

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series.

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I don’t know if that counts but I reread the „Precious Stone Trilogy“ a few weeks ago and this time around I went for the English version. I’ve to admit that I like the German version way better than the cover art of the English books.

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle.

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Haha! I’m so with Sahi when it comes to this answer! Yes, yes and once again yes! The love triangle in „The Hunger Games“ was totally pointless!

5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series.

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It’s been a while I read this series but I remember thinking that „City of Lost Souls“ was the weakest book in the entire series. The idea was good and some parts of it I actually enjoyed but at the same time I was kind of pissed that my HEA was destroyed and that everything started all over again.

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger.

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And once again I can only agree with Sahi. The ending of „War Storm“ frustrated the hell out of me too! I just wanted more than that! There were still so many open questions and I didn’t get any answers. Guess I’ll have to read „Broken Throne“ soon! Thanks for the tip! 😀

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view.

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This might be an unpopular opinion but I would have loved to see different POV in the ACOTAR series! I mean we see everything through Feyre’s eyes (okay a little bit from Rhys’s POV too) but since I love all those characters I would have enjoyed to know their thoughts! Especially Lucien’s! I need a Lucien Vanserra POV so badly I can’t even! *lol*

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype.

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And here I go with another unpopular opinion, but seriously why did „Divergent“ get so much hype?! I loved the first book and it was amazing but boy did I hate what Veronica Roth did with the rest of the series. „Insurgent“ wasn’t as good as the first book and don’t even get me started on „Allegiant“. *sighs*

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference. (Eg, For example: Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

Okay, here comes the moment where I have to point out that Goodreads gives the weirdest recommendations and relative book references! I mean it recently told me I’d enjoy „American Psycho“ because I read Akairya (The Fractured Soul)! Just to explain this: „Akairya“ is a fantasy middle grade book and „American Psycho“ is… well it’s FREAKING „American Psycho“ that’s what it is!! *lol*

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time.

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Oh gods, don’t even get me started! XD I guess the worst book that comes to mind is „Genuine Fraud“ though. It made absolutely no sense and it went exactly nowhere. I enjoyed „We Were Liars“ but „Genuine Fraud“ definitely wasn’t for me!

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Since I kind of snatched this for my blog I’m not going to tag anyone! Feel free to do the tag if you want to though. =) Just make sure to link back to me so I can read your answers! What did you think about mine? Do you agree or do I actually have quite a lot of unpopular opinions? *lol*

Tell me and let me know! ;P 

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The Waffle Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I love waffles and my love for them is as old as my love for pancakes! *lol* I swear if I could, I’d eat them all the time. Unfortunately my mornings are always rather stressful and I don’t have any time to eat breakfast during the week. (At five in the morning all I can stomach is coffee so I suppose it’s my own fault for not eating anything solid until I’m at work.) >_< Still, when I’m on vacation I always make sure to eat breakfast and quite honestly that’s the best part of my holidays. 😛

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Anyway let’s get back to that awesome waffle tag! A huge thanks goes to Miri @ The Book Dragoness for thinking of me and tagging me for this one! I love waffles and I’m pretty sure I’ll get very hungry while doing this. XD *drools* So lets head from the „drools“ right to the rules! 😉

Rules:

  • Link back to the original creator, Kat @ Novels & Waffles
  • Feel free to use any of the waffle graphics in this post, just make sure to credit me (pretty pretty please with lots of maple syrup on top)
  • Tag as many people as you want (or don’t want) to. No pressure here, folks 🙂

 

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5297You probably can’t hear it anymore but I’ll always go with „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ here! *lol* I’ll never get tired of mentioning how awesome this book is! XD You might say it’s my first true love when it comes to classics and after reading it for about a hundred times, at least it feels like it, I always find some new aspect that makes me think about all the characters and their relationships. 😀 Highly recommended because Oscar knew his stuff! 😛

 

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Red, White & Royal BlueRed, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! I can only agree with Miri here! This book gave me all the feels and it definitely was one of the best books I read in 2019. RWARB is everything I ever wanted and I wish our world would be as accepting as it was in here. This was such a wholesome story and it made me smile so much! ❤ Ahh and the ending, don’t even get me started about that awesome ending! I didn’t feel as content after reading a book for quite a while.

 

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22037424I’ll just rephrase Miri’s question here and ask: Is there anyone out there that didn’t think of HP first? *lol* If there is one series that fills me with nostalgia, then it’s Harry Potter! And haha quite honestly I feel really old when I see all those kids arguing about my fave characters. Sometimes it’s really strange to belong to that first HP generation that actually grew up with the books. Especially when you’re about 20 years older than the primary school kids that talk about it too. XD Okay, I feel old now. Ahh the nostalgia. 😛

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26795341Simon Spier! This boy is sooo damn sweet I can’t even. ❤ He’s just so precious and he needs to be protected at all costs! There aren’t a lot of fictional characters like that out there but Simon is definitely one of them. If I’d have to think of another character that’s as sweet as him the only other one that comes to mind would be Lazlo Strange. 😀

 

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35216509__SY475_I’LL NEVER GET OVER THAT ENDING!!! GAHHHH!!! This book made me feel super blue! Like seriously! I should have known when I picked it up and read the blurb, but being the optimist that I am I thought it couldn’t be that bad. Well, guess Adam Silvera proved me wrong. But then again what did I expect from an Adam Silvera book? I have yet to read one of his books that actually ends well. *lol* Oh boy, that would be a surprise. Haha!

 

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25524728That’d be Illuminae! I never read anything like it before and I certainly never read anything like it after I finished this series. Alone the format of the book is so very different to everything I ever read and boy was the plot amazing! This was clearly one of my reading highlights of 2019. Even though I’ve to admit that you actually DO get strange stares from people if you read it in public. *lol* Apparently they assume you’re crazy when you read a book upside down. 😉

 

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2292384__SY475_Pfff which one to choose? I read so many series I stuck with until the end. One of the longest is this one though and I’m still not at the ending. 😉 I’ve been reading the „Stephanie Plum Novels“ for years but I never get tired of it. Every time I need a good laugh I just read the next book and even though I’m already at the 15th book I’m still not done with it. Last time I checked it had 26 books but I think a 27th will be out this year. So lots of books I have to read! XD

 

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I could say bookmarks but if I’m entirely honest I don’t need them. *lol* I mean I use them but I could easily remember the page on which I stopped reading. So when it comes down to it my favourite bookish accessory would be my small and colourful sticky notes. I need them to mark all those wonderful quotes and I’d be totally lost without them. The more amazing quotes the more sticky notes in my books. They actually look like a hedgehog sometimes. 😛

I tag:

Rankenzeile

This was a pretty cool tag! And yep, it made me hungry as hell! I need waffles with lots of maple syrup now so excuse me while I go and get some! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Book Tag: Who Am I?

Hey there, my lovelies!

I know I’m super late with this tag but it always takes me a little while until I’m able to get to my tags. So don’t worry if I still didn’t do yours, I’ll get to it… eventually. *lol* This said, let’s get right to the „Who am I?“ book tag! A huge thanks to Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad who tagged me for this a few weeks ago! I’m sorry, I didn’t get to it sooner! XD Still, better late than never, right? *lol*

So without further ado, let the fun begin! 😛

1. If your life were a book genre, what would it be?

I think it would be Young Adult even though I’m already an adult. *lol* Does this make sense? It just feels like it would be YA because there are always obstacles and challenges I have to overcome. With the help of my family and my friends of course. So yep, definitely YA. XD (Also does anyone ever answer „thriller“ or „horror“ here? *lol*)

2. What villain from a book do you identify with the most?

Ohh that’s a tough one. I love villains in books because they are interesting characters but I don’t think I identify with them. Maybe Irial from Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series. He’s the King of the Dark Court faeries and he’s not a bad person. He just has to act the way he does because someone has to do the job. Which reminds me a little bit of Rhysand from ACOTAR. Irial was first though!! *lol* Gosh, I love Irial so much! ❤

3. What protagonist are you most similar to?

I guess I might be a weird mixture of Simon Speer from „Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda“ and Ronan Lynch from „The Raven Boys“. *lol* I know that’s kind of crazy but it is the way it is. *shrugs*

4. Which book did you connect with in the past that you no longer do?

Mhmm „Divergent“?! I loved the first book and was hooked right from the beginning but I didn’t enjoy the second book as much and the third one was kind of a disaster. xD So this series was disappointing for me and after the first book I couldn’t connect to the rest.

5. What recent book would you love to be a character in?

I’d love to be a character in „Red, White and Royal Blue“. Like OMG!! I’d sooo love being friends with the English/American crew! They are amazing! ❤ And of course I’d love to live in a world in which people are so accepting that they’d support love between an English Prince and the son of the American president. Like: Please give me this world!!! It’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of! *lol*

6. What do your reading habits show off in your personality?

I adore books with great humour and easy banter and I think that reflects a huge part of my personality. But I’m also reading a lot of serious and sad books so that says quite something about me too. And haha I love LGBTQ+ books so yeah, kinda obvious what that means, right? *lol*

7. What book taught you something about yourself?

Harry Potter. I basically grew up with the series and read the first book when I was about 11 and the last one when I was 19. So HP taught me a lot of things about myself. I think in some way it moulded me and made me the person I am now. XD If anything the question should rather be: What didn’t Harry Potter teach me about myself? *lol*

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This one was a lot of fun but also kinda tough. *lol*  I’m going to tag:

Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

And anyone else who wants to do it! Feel free to link back to me! 😉

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The Identity Crisis Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I saw this tag a while back on Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen’s blog, and it sounded like a lot of fun. XD I’ve always loved to make online tests but I didn’t do one for quite a while so I just couldn’t resist this tag. I mean there are all of my fave series wrapped into one tag and who doesn’t want to know which character you’d be in them? *lol*

Anyway here are my results:

Rules:

  • Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers.
  • NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz, my friends. I’m watching you.
  • Use this post to give credit to the creator Loretta @ The Laughing Listener or tag me on twitter @LaughnListener so I can see everyone’s answers!!
  • Tag some friends to spread the fun!

Red Queen: Mare

Where would we be without the Lightning Girl?! You hold tight to your principles and are always willing to sacrifice yourself to protect others. But your impulsiveness can sometimes get in your own way. Make sure you give yourself a break every once in a while!

Haha! I’m Mare! Oh dear! I hope I’m the older Mare then and not the one of the first two books! *lol* I liked Mare but she really made some stupid decisions. Oh wait, scratch that. She continued to make them until the end. >_< I mean Cal?!! Seriously? Okay, let’s just be honest and say it: WHAT THE HELL?! Why Mare? XD

 

Shadowhunters: Jem Carstairs & Alec Lightwood

You’re selfless yet guarded, protective and romantic. You value those around you more than yourself, and sometimes you need to be reminded to take a moment for yourself! You’re the friend that everyone loves to have around, even if you doubt it sometimes.

I can’t argue any of that, because it’s actually the truth. I do care about the people around me and I’ve been told that I don’t take enough care of myself so …  Touché! You got me there. Also I always loved Jem and Alec so I’m really happy with this result. 😉

 

Throne of Glass: Dorian & Nesryn

Shockingly, you’re an overwhelmingly sarcastic bookworm! You try to look on the brighter side of things, but your snarky sense of humor hides depths of concern. You’re probably the most responsible of your friends, as they know they can always count on you.

I love this! *lol* Dorian is my fave character and as it seems he’s my fave for a reason. I wouldn’t describe myself as an „overwhelmingly sarcastic bookworm“, but I do tend to be very sarcastic in certain situations. My mom could probably sing a song about it. Haha! And yes, I’m probably a very responsible friend.

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Hunger Games: Cinna

You don’t need to be loud and flamboyant to be popular. Your loving nature and easy personality make people warm to you. You’re creative and have many hidden talents, and although you’re not a big fighter you’ll always play a big part in peoples’ lives.

Now that came as a surprise. I wouldn’t have expected to be Cinna but just like him I’m a very creative person so I guess it makes sense somehow. As for the hidden talents, dare to find out? *lol*

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Harry Potter: Albus Dumbledore

You’re wise, quirky and very trusting. You’re loved and respected by everyone but sometimes you put too much pressure on yourself to make everything right.

Ahh damn. I think the majority of my goodreads friend would agree with that. >_< I don’t think I’m that loved and respected though but I suppose that only emphasizes the putting too much pressure on myself thing. Okay, okay… I’m Albus. (and hopefully will never grow his long beard. 😛 On second thought… it might suit me though. *lol*)

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Cassian

Boisterous and crude (and always hungry), you bring a special lightness and humor to even the darkest of days. Your friends love your jokes and your warrior’s spirit, but do they know those are simply shields you use to protect your heart?

And here’s another surprise. I really like Cassian but I didn’t think I’d turn out to be him? Well, at least I’m at the Night Court where I belong. So there’s that. XD I suppose the thing about my humor is true though. I tend to protect my heart with humor so I guess this test was right once again. Jeez! They are good! *shakes head*

 

The Raven Cycle: Ronan Lynch

You are extremely passionate, with your emotions always ranging from one extreme to the next. Although blunt most of the time, you have a tendency of keeping secrets from those close to you. You keep up a facade of toughness and badassary, but you are actually a huge softie on the inside.

HELL YES!! Do I even have to say anything to that?! I’m the embodiment of Ronan Lynch and this really didn’t come as a surprise. Any of my friends could have told you that. *lol* So thanks test for only proving the obvious. 😛

 

Twilight: Jacob Black

Excuse me, yes, you, with the abs of steel? HELLO. Yes, you’re nice to look at, but you’re even nicer to talk to. Your loyalty knows no limits; your heart, ever expanding. Sure, sometimes you don’t like to take no for an answer, but that just means you’re determined! And hey, it worked out fine in the end, right? *cough cough* Renésmee *cough cough*

First of all: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Yep, that dude with the abs of steel is definitely me. *lol* But yep, I was always Team Jacob so I sort of expected this outcome. Still, I don’t know if I’m as nice to look at as Jacob (I mean those abs… *drools*) but I like to think that I’m nice to talk to. So at least I have that one going for me! 😉

 

Folk of the Air: Jude

You are strong and once you make a decision, you won’t back down. Your resilience is both admirable and terrifying at the same time.

Well, they certainly got that one right. Once my mind is set on something I won’t back down. I always have my own opinion about everything and nine times out of ten it’s a very strong one. 😛 I don’t know about the resilience part but it sounds nice. XD

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Lunar Chronicles: Kai

After the death of his mother and father Kai becomes Emperor at a very young age. He is kind and cares deeply for his people and country. Other world leaders believe he is too young to lead and try to pressure him into doing what they want. He always chooses what is right for his people even if he must sacrifice his own happiness.

I just started to read „The Lunar Chronicles“ and Kai is one of my faves! ❤ It’s an honor to have him as a test result and yes, I think I might be kind of like him. Thankfully I don’t have his responsibilities though. Just imagine the pressure of running a country at such a young age! Poor boy! *sends hugs to Kai*

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This was so much fun!!! ❤

I tag:

Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad

Elaine @ Elaine Howlin – Book & Journal Blog (I don’t know if you do tags so if you don’t want to do it that’s okay too! 🙂 )

Evelyn @ Evelyn reads (Once again I have no idea if you do tags. If not I’m sorry, don’t mind me! XD)

Alexia @ Right Writing Words

AND YOU!!! If you want to do this feel free to link back to me! 😛

 

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Anything but Books (tag)

Hey there my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Sha & Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews and I’m glad they thought of me. They have an amazing blog and I’m always honored when they decide to tag me. 😀 If you don’t know their site yet you really have to check it out! XD (I’ll never get tired of saying this. *lol*)

Rankenzeile

name a cartoon character that you love

I’m not really the cartoon kinda person but I always loved animes and I adore „Yuri on Ice“! I swear I watched this series about a thousand times and Victor and Yuri are the best thing ever! ❤

what is your favourite song right now?

Ohh that’s a tough one! I love music so to choose only one song is kinda cruel. XD It’s Christmas time though so I’ll go with a Christmas song here: „Shakin‘ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone“. I swear that song always causes me to dance Jive in my flat! *lol*

what could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)? 

Definitely blogging and writing. I swear I could sit in front of my computer and write for ages. It doesn’t matter if it are blog posts, roleplay posts, poems or reviews. I just love to write. 😀 I have so many thoughts and ideas I want to get down on paper but unfortunately I don’t have all too much time to do it. >_<

what is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Mhmm I dunno. Is there anything that would still surprise you? *lol* I think you all know that I’m a very musical person and that I love to bake and cook. I just spent an entire afternoon in my kitchen dancing to songs that played on the radio while I made Christmas cookies, but I don’t think that’s a surprise. XD

what is your favourite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about? 

Useless knowledge? *lol* I have a weakness for things like that. I mean who else knows that a little fly which was found in the Amazon rainforest was named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and is called: „Megapropodiphora arnoldi“? And did you know that Empress Elisabeth from Austria also known as Sissy had a tattoo? (For the curious among you: It was an anchor on her shoulder 😉 ) I could probably go on and on with this. I swear I have so much useless knowledge I could fill an entire book. Unfortunately a lot of people already did that so *lol* I’m not going to be a writer soon. XD

what is something unusual you know how to do?

Define unusual. Mhmm okay I think this is kinda unusual: I know how to fold a paper three times so that it fits perfectly into an envelope. Whenever my hubby needs to send a letter he comes to me and asks me to do it. By now I only use my visual judgment. *lol* Guess that’s what you get when you have to fold about a thousand letters for a bulk mailing. (Apparently my first job had it’s use after all. XD)

name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us if you can)

The aforementioned Christmas cookies and the birthday cake of my little one! *lol* And yes, I think I’ll induldge you with pictures. 😛 The quality of them is bad though because they were taken with my super old phone. Are you ready? Et voila:

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what is your most recent personal project?

To be healthy again!! I’ve been ill so often this year and I’m really trying my best to strengthen my immune system. This definitely counts as a personal project. XD

tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows)

Okay this might get a little bit philosophical but I think a lot about the world we’re living in and how I am supposed to raise my child in it. I see the trend towards egoism and that a lot of people get what they want just because they are loud and assertive and I can’t help but wonder how my little one fits into it. I want her to be compassionate, honest and open-minded but I’m really afraid that those are characteristics that won’t get her far on the long run. How are you supposed to swim in the ocean of life if you’re the only one who cares for the feelings of others? Maybe my job caused me to be embittered but I see this world and its relentless and ugly parts every single day and it breaks my heart how little those who have everything care about the people that are not so fortunate. I can only speak for myself but my parents raised me to be a righteous and compassionate person and no matter how thankful I am for their education and their values I have to admit that I never had it easy. And *lol* damn this got really philosophical here! Sorry! >_<

give us something that’s your favourite, but make it oddly specific

Lying down on my sofa (after a long and cold day) with a good book when the little one is finally in bed and getting all sleepy while I read. So sleepy that my eyes close and I startle out of my sleep because the book fell on my nose. *lol*

say the first thing that pops into your head

I’m already done?

Rankenzeile

I tag:

Miri @ The Book Dragoness

Hamad @ The Book Prescription

Elli @ AceReader

Anna @ My Bookish Dream

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Remember November (tag)

Hey there, my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Mandy & Sha @ Book Princess Reviews and since this is one of their own original tags I feel really honored that they thought of me! XD They are both so awesome and it’s always a pleasure to read their blog! =) If you’re not already following them, you should definitely check out their site! XD This said let’s do this tag which is based on holidays occurring during the month of November. I guess I’m late with this but hey it’s still November so I guess that counts! *lol*

RULES

.x. pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews .x.
.x. tag the person who tagged you .x.
.x. find an answer to match each prompt .x.
.x. have fun! .x.

Sadie Hawkins Day
First Saturday

A female character who takes her fate in her own hands

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I’m currently reading „Flame in the Mist“ and if Mariko isn’t taking her fate in her own hands then I dunno. *lol* That girl is on fire and I really love to see her fight Okami. Haha! Those two have crazy chemistry and I’m just waiting to see where this is going to head. XD

Guy Fawkes Night
November 5

A plot that was stopped at the last minute

Guess that’s another of my recent reads. I just finished „The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein“ and you might say this was a plot stopped at the last minute. XD I don’t want to spoil anything though so I guess you’ll have to find out for yourself. 😉

Saxophone Day
November 6

A character with an uncommon hobby

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Okay, for this one I’ll have to think long and hard, because right now I can’t think of a single character that has an uncommon hobby, let alone a normal hobby! *lol* Mhmm… maybe Liesl from „Wintersong“? She composes music and for the time she’s living in this is pretty unusual.

World Kindness Day
November 13

A villain who is changed by kindness

I’ll go with „The Gray Man“ from „The Raven Cycle“ here. He started off as a villain and changed the longer the series progressed. I loved to see his change and it definitely had to do with the people he met and the kindness they showed him! ❤

Use Less Stuff Day
November 18

A character who gives up something in their life (i.e. a dream, a possession)

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Okay this gets a little bit philosophial now but I think Evelyn Hugo giving up her secrets was very brave and amazing! 😀 I mean she was a Hollywood star everyone knew and yet at the end of her life she still had the guts to tell everyone what really happened while she was a famous actrice. This was a very brave step even for an old woman that knows she won’t live all too long.

Start Your Own Country Day
November 22

A book with its own land / world

Jim Butcher’s „Codex Alera“! This fantasy world is so vivid you could almost believe it is real! Also I loved the unique magical system and all those different people! Butcher must have put a lot of effort into this series and I can’t say how much I appreciate it! This is such an underrated and amazing fantasy series! I’ll never get tired of recommending it to others! 😉

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Okay, since I’m already so late with this I won’t tag specific people! If you read this and still want to do this: TAG! You’re it! 😛

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

Autumn is in full swing over here so I was very happy when I was tagged for this by the ever marvellous Miri @ The Book Dragoness! Thank you so much for thinking of me! ❤ If you don’t know Miri’s blog already you should definitely stop by and send her some love! XD She’s amazing and deserves all the attention!! XD This said: Let’s go for the tag!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator in your post.
  • Feel free to use any of my graphics in your post, or create your own!
  • Tag 7 other people at the end of your post, and let them know you’ve tagged them.

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LIGHT A SCENTED CANDLE

A book that is lighthearted

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The first category and it’s already a tough one! *lol* I’m such a sucker for serious and sad books that rip out your heart and leave you empty and broken, so this is actually kind of a challenge for me. Mhmm… the only series I can come up with is Janet Evanovichs „Stephanie Plum“ series! XD I just love those books! Stephanie is basically a disaster on two legs and if that wouldn’t already be enough she’s having two hot love interests that make it very hard to choose! (Even for the reader!!!) Those books are a lot of fun and always make me laugh! And the antics of Grandma Mazur? They are epic!  Highly recommended if you want something light and funny! 😉

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DRINK PUMPKIN SPICED LATTES

A book that has a lot of hype

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Harry Potter! 😛 The hype is real! *lol* Especially in autumn! This series might be well known and the last book „The Deathly Hallows“ hit the stores in 2007 but the hype is still going! And honestly, fall is the perfect season to sit down with your HP book, drink some coffee and enjoy Hogwarts while it’s cold outside! No wonder I recently started to re-read the series again. ❤

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GO APPLE PICKING

A book that has fun friendships

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I recently read „What If It’s Us“ and I absolutely adored the friendships in this book. Ben and Dylan were such amazing besties and I could relate to them so much. Plus I liked how realistic all those friendships were portrayed! They argued, they hugged, they laughed and they cried together. They had troubles dealing with each other after there developed relationships in their circles of friends and they had even more problems trying to navigate through the shipwrecks of breakups. But through all that they still stuck together and this was amazing! ❤ If you want to read my review you can do it here!

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WEAR A COZY SWEATER

A book that warms your heart

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Well, technically I could have also chosen this for the fun friendships but I think it fits even better in this category. „The Raven Boys“ is one of my comfort reads and no matter how often I read it, it always warms my heart! ❤ This series is just awesome and I love everything about it. From the characters to the plot, from the atmosphere to the friendships, from the magic to the quotes! Just everything! Best cozy read ever! 😛

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BAKE CINNAMON ROLLS

A character who’s a talented chef

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The only book that always comes to mind when I’m asked a question like this is „Heartless“. Catherine is an amazing chef and she makes the best and most delicious food ever! XD Aside from her I can’t think of any other book that would feature a talented chef though. Where are all the nice amateur chefs in books?

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JUMP INTO A PILE OF LEAVES

A book that made you jump for joy

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I’m totally with Miri when it comes to this one! „Red, White & Royal Blue“ had me bouncing around my living room like a happy ferret! This book didn’t only make me happy but also gave me hope and it was perfection in every possible way! I loved how Alex and Henry fell in love, how their relationship developed, how intense they felt and how much they were willing to risk for a life together! But what I probably loved the most was the support they got and that this book was so diverse! ❤ Such a great read with a very important message! 😀

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This tag was a lot of fun and reminded me of all those comfy autumn books I love to reread when the cold season starts once again! ❤

I tag:

Melanie @ TBR and BeyondMandy @ Book Princess ReviewsAshley @ Ashes Book & Bobs, Lisa @ I got lost in books, Evelyn @ Evelyn readsElaine @ Elaine Howlin – Literary BloggerAlexia @ Right Writing Words

As always I tried to tag different bloggers and as always you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to! 😉 It’s up to you!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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