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Top Ten Tuesday: Long Book Series I still need to finish!

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

Today’s Topic is: : A freebie! And I decided to go for: Long Book Series I still need to finish! There are so many book series out there but a lot of the ones I already started have even more than 3 books and I really need to finish them sometime soon! *lol* Some of them I’ve been reading for years now. XD

1.) Stephanie Plum Series – Janet Evanovich (book 14 out of 29)

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2.) The Iron Druid Chronicles – Kevin Hearne (book 6 out of 9)

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3.) Chicagoland Vampires – Chloe Neill (book 10 out of 13)

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4.) World of Kate Daniels – Ilona Andrews (book 7 out of 13)

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5.) Mercy Thompson – Patricia Briggs (Book 8 out of 13)

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6.) The Hollows – Kim Harrison (Book 5 out of 16)

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7.) Demon Cycle – Peter V. Brett (last book out of 5)

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8.) The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher (book 8 out of 21)

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9.) Rivers of London – Ben Aaronovitch (book 4 out of 9)

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10.) Gentleman Bastard – Scott Lynch (book 3 out of 4, for now – 9 planned books in total)

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So what about you? Which long book series are still on your TBR and how far did you come? Are you planning to finish them all or did you already finish some of them? How long did it take you to read through those long book series?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!)

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Hey there, my lovelies!

I always wanted to do my own tag and in 2020 during PRIDE month I thought: Why not make my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag!? (Yes, it kind of rhymes again. You know, faeries and all that jazz! ;-P ) Anyway back to the topic at hand: Why did I do my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag? Well, 1.) I tried to find an already existing tag I could do for Pride month but nothing I found was the way I imagined it in my head. 2.) Once the idea took root the muse of creativity hit me full force and I couldn’t have stopped for the life of me. 3.) I blame it all on May and Sabrina!!! *lol* No, seriously, those two girls were so creative when they invented their The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag and The School for Good and Evil Book Tag that I was inspired big time! ❤ 4.) I’m a part of the community so I figured… why the hell not? 😛

Additional and nonrelevant (at least for you) info:

  • I know my graphics aren’t nearly as good as May’s or Sabrina’s and probably way too colourful, but I did my best or at least tried to. Bear with me? *lol* T_T
  • I never made my own tag, so this is a premiere and hopefully a good one. XD
  • You don’t even want to know how long it took me to create this and I really hope you enjoy the prompts and puns/wordplays. There went a lot of thought into them.

Okay, I’m done now! So without further ado: Let’s just go for it!

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RULES:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
  • Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag as many people as you like!
  • Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.

This year I finally decided to spread my tag on BookTube as well so I did a video and I’ll post it in here and let the prompt graphics in this post so you can use them if you want to do the tag. 😉 Yes, that means I’m going to tag a couple of people here too because I just love to see this spread into the world. *lol*

If you don’t want to use the graphics just click this and copy-paste the prompt list instead!

1. FEMALE STRENGTH: A book with a lesbian heroine
2. CINNAMON ROLL: A book with an adorable gay character
3. BOYS & GIRLS: A book with a bi rep done right
4. THE BODY & THE SOUL: A book with a transgender character
5. WE’RE ALL QUEER: A queer rep you’d love to see more often in books
6. ALL ABOUT PRONOUNS: A book with a non-binary character
7. A ROMANTIC ACE: A character that belongs to the aro/ace spectrum
8. ONE BIG FAMILY: A book that features lots of different LGBTQ+ reps
9. SAPPHIC LOVE: Your favourite f/f couple
10. BOYS LOVE: Your m/m OTP
11. SIDE KICK: Your favourite LGBTQ+ side character
12. STEALING THE SHOW: An LGBTQ+ side character couple that rocks your socks
13. STRONG BELIEFS: An LGBTQ+ book that deals with religion
14. RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE: A book with an unapologetic cover
15. FUTURE GENERATIONS: Your most anticipated LGBTQ+ release

Female Strength

Cinnamon Roll

Boys & Girls

The Body & the Soul

We're all queer

All about pronouns

A Romantic Ace

One big Family

Sapphic Love

Boys Love

Side Kick

Stealing the show

Strong Beliefs

Rainbows everywhere

Future Generations

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I TAG:

Destiny @ Howling Libraries
Sabrina @ Notes From A Paper Plane Nomad
Alexia @ Right Writing Words
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Suhani @ Random Reader’s Rambles
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
Hayley @ On this I ponder
Ana @ Anaelwynn
Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

Of course you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to, I just thought some of you might enjoy doing it! XD

Also I’m sorry I couldn’t tag more people but I guess this is already a lot. *lol* If you want to do this tag and I didn’t tag you: You’re now officially tagged! ;-P The more the merrier!
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This is my third time doing my own tag during pride month! So what do you think about „The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag“? Will you join the fun? (Say, yes?! You know you want to. ;-P ) I really hope I managed to do the LGBTQ+ community justice.

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Get To Know The Fantasy Reader Tag

Hey there, my lovelies! =)

It feels like it’s been ages I last did a tag on my blog so I thought it would be fun to post another one and to try to catch up to all the tags I was tagged for. I finally reached February 2021! *lol* You can say what you want about me being a snail when it comes to doing tags but I’m definitely a persistent one. ;-P This said, I want to thank Hundreds & Thousands of Books for thinking of me and tagging me for this! I’m late but I’m doing it! XD

Rules:

  • Make sure you give credit to the original creators of this tag – this tag was originally created by Bree Hill.
  • If you want to, pingback to the post you first saw this tag
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)

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Believe it or not but it’s actually HP. I picked up the first book when I was 11 and then read the entire series over the years. When I was 19 I read the last book . I know the author is persona non grata in the bookish world now, but I grew up with HP and it will always be a part of me no matter what the author does/says. I don’t agree with anything she said but I also can’t erase 9 years of my adolescence/youth and I think a lot of people that are also part of the LGBTQAI+ community and loved/love HP will agree with me. Okay, sorry that this got so political but I kinda feel like nowadays everyone expects you to dislike the HP books because of what the author said and I just can’t dislike the books for what the author says. I keep them both seperate.

If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

As a faerie I’d totally love to be in a Holly Black or Cassandra Clare book. XD And as for the trope I’d insist on… It are actually two: 1.) found family & 2.) enemies-to-lovers! Ohh I’d love to be in a book like that. *lol*

What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

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Uff, that one is tough because I really didn’t read all too many books this year. Not just not a lot of fantasy books but books in general. I guess I’ll just go with a fantasy series I read in 2021 here because that answer makes more sense. Melissa Marr’s „Wicked Lovely“ series is definitely a series that should be read by more people because it are cruel and cunning faeries and I just love those books. They started my love for faeries years ago and I lost count of how often I reread this series already. XD

What is your favourite fantasy subgenre? 

I’m such a sucker for high fantasy and urban fantasy and yes, occasionally even dark fantasy. Okay, I’m just a fantasy fan in general so it’s hard to choose just one subgenre and I’ll just go for those three. No apologies here! ;-P

What subgenre have you not read much from?

I definitely didn’t read a lot of grimdark fantasy and I want to pick up more books of that genre because it sounds intriguing. XD

Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?
Uff there are so many I’d auto-buy but quite honestly I ususally borrow the books from my library. I like Jim Butcher, Scott Lynch, Patrick Rothfuss (if he’d finally release that third book!!! ARGH!!!) but also Sarah J. Maas, Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, etc.

How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram..)
A mixture of all of the above? I found so many fantasy books on goodreads and through the BookTube channels I follow and since I joined IG in December 2021 I’m getting lots of recs over there too. *lol* Seriously social media is horrible if you want to reduce your TBR. It only adds even more books to it. >_<

What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?

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What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?

I really don’t know if there are a lot of them and if there are I never really heard about them?! Do there exist some serious misconceptions? The only one I can think of is that everyone who reads fantasy must have read Brandon Sanderson as well. *lol* Up until now I’ve never read any of his books and I only just picked up my first Brandon Sanderson. So I guess there are still a lot of fantasy fans out there that haven’t read him yet.

If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

I guess it always depends on the age of the reader but those three instantly come to mind:

  • The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan (for young readers)
  • Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas (for people that like a little bit of romance in their fantasy books as well and lots of POVs)
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (for those who love easy banter and a wild ride *lol*)

Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout?

Okay, this person is a BookTuber but I really love Johanna’s book recommendations! She reads a lot of fantasy and she gives amazing recs and is such a lovely and sweet person! =)

I’m tagging: 

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This was a fun tag and it was nice to go for the topic of fantasy! I’m such a fantasy reader but I get a feeling I didn’t talk about a lot of fantasy books lately? So this was a refreshing change and I kinda feel like I should read more fantasy again. *lol* Thank you so much @Hundreds & Thousands of Booksfor tagging me for this.

So what about you? Do you agree with some of my answers? Which kind of books would you have chosen for the prompts? And what is your favourite fantasy book ever?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Books as First Dates Book Tag!

Hey there, my lovelies!

I got tagged for this by Elli @ AceReader around Valentine’s Day last year and all I’ve to say to that is: YAY, I finally reached 2021 with my tags! *lol* My backlog has been huge but I’m catching up and I’m no longer two years behind. XD

Anyway! This said: Thank you so much for this tag Elli! This looks like it’s going to be a fun one and I can’t wait to dive into it. I need something easy right now and this just seems to be perfect for my mood. I have no idea who created this tag so I can’t give credits to anyone except of the person who tagged me. So without further ado, let’s just go for it! 😉


First and last: a book // A Series you’ve read and enjoyed but can’t bring yourself to read again.

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I really enjoyed this series so much and I absolutely adored Raffaele. Okay Adelina and Enzo were pretty cool too but Raffale owns my heart and I kinda loved Magiano too. Still, no matter how amazing this series was and how much I liked it, I don’t think I’ll ever read it again. XD This is one of those series you read once and love it but then move on. At least for me it is. I dunno how to explain it any better so please bear with me. *lol*


With a friend of mine: a book // Series someone recommended to you that turned out to be different from what you had expected.

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There was a time everyone and their grandma recommended me to read „Divergent“ and I’ve to say that it was actually a good recommendation. At least the first book was. I think the series lost so much after the second book and I didn’t really enjoy the ending anymore. So yeah, it was an awesome start but the initial flame kinda fizzled out at the end?!


Double date // A book whose sequel you ‘immediately’ had to read.

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Probably an unconventional answer but I gobbled this series down like nobody’s business! *lol* Seriously, when I picked up „Shatter Me“ I never expected to love this series so much but boy was I in for the ride! XD I think I immediately read „Unravel Me“ just to jump right into „Ignite Me“ as well. I absolutely love the original „Shatter Me“ trilogy. Unfortunately I can’t say the same for the other 3 books that came after. T_T


Let’s go to the movies // A book series that should be adapted to screen.

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Can Mr. Jay Kristoff get to it already?!! This series would be so perfect for the movies!! Like OMG!!! I mean just imange this series actually becoming a trilogy on screen! Alone the mere thought of it makes me grin like a Cheshire cat! ❤ I would love to see all those characters in action and because of the fast pacing of the series this would be one hell of a action movie. XD


Dreamy Stargazing // A book that made you go ‘ahhhh’ and ‘ohhhh’.

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This book made me go „ahhh“ and „ohhhh“ in the best way possible because it was such a lovely read. Legit my favourite coming-of-age story and I loved how all the different topics in here were explored. Not to mention the beautiful writing style of Mr. Alire Saenz! Truly such a wonderful „dreamy stargazing“ book! ❤


Fun at the Fair // A book full of colours.

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Wow, that’s such a tough prompt. Which kind of colours are we talking about? Actual colours on the cover? Characters that love to express themselves by drawing with different colours? Or the characters in the book themselves that all come with different personalities and therefore are diverse and colourful?! I’ll just go with the last one because I’m so extra and say: „Heartstopper“ because it’s not just a colourful cover but also a series full of diversity and I just love it!!!!


Amusement park adventure // A book that was a rollercoaster.

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ALL. THE. FEELS!!!! AAKDFLASDFJASKDFJASDFKASJDFAKSDFJ! This was such an emotional roller coaster I can’t even! Like seriously!!! I can’t! I finished this book in August 2021 and I’m still not over it!!! I repeat: STILL. NOT. OVER. IT!!! How am I ever supposed to move on to the next book?! Book 3 is going to destroy me for sure. T_T (but I still want to know what happens next… I know what you’ll say: „It’s your funeral“ and you’re so right with it. *lol* RIP my poor soul!

Picnic with cherries // A book whose food descriptions made you feel all *heart eyes*.

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I swear this book made me so damn hungry!!! *lol* All the mentions of „Monster Cake“ and „So Sorry Blondies“ etc. had me almost drooling on the pages and I really would have loved to taste the food Emma Lord invented in this book because it really sounded so freaking delicious! ❤ I’m sure I would have become an instant regular at Pepper’s shop! Haha!


Trip to the museum // A book that taught you valuable stuff.

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At the risk of repeating myself: „Felix Ever After“! I loved this book so much and I hold it so close and dear to my heart! There were so many things I learned from this book (especially a lot of things about myself) and this even though it’s a LGBTQ+ YA contemporary romance. But honestly it’s so good. It teaches you to accept yourself, it tackles lots of serious topics but it somehow still manages to keep the balance between serious and entertaining. Kacen Callender is amazing! ❤ I can’t wait to read more of their books.

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I Tag:

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

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The Yoongi to my V – Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad

Ashley @ Ashes Books & Bobs

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

This was a really fun tag and I actually had to think very hard about some of my answers. XD A huge thank you to Elli once again for being so kind to tag me for this! And to everyone I tagged: You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but I thought you might have fun doing this tag as well! =) So what about you? Did you read any of the books I mentioned and if yes did you enjoy them? Which kind of books would you have chosen for the prompts?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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Allgemein, Book Tags

The Gif-y-Love Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I was tagged for this by Hundreds & Thousands of Books in December 2020 and I’m only getting to it now because as you all know and must be aware of by now: I’m a snail! *lol*  But yay! I’m heading towards the tags of 2021 now so I’m catching up. Or well, kinda. XD Anyway! Thank you so much for tagging me for this! I’m sure this is going to be fun! Also if you don’t know my fellow book bloggers page yet, please make sure to check it out! She’s a really lovely person and the content on her blog is amazing! ❤ This said, let’s jump right into the fun!

Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  2. Mention the creators (Tiction and Nehal).
  3. Make a post, do list the rules.
  4. Use the tag #gif-y-love and choose a GIF you love for each of the provided prompts.
  5. Tag at least 5 people.
  6. That’s it! Make sure you laugh a lot in the process too.

The Prompts!

I’m Bored 

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Current Mood

It’s early in the morning over here

Reading 

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could be me reading a suspenseful book *lol*

Sarcastic

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I swear Dean’s sarcasm is so me sometimes. *lol*

Spongebob 

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This is just too cute and I found it as well. Rainbow Spongie! ❤

Angry

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Showing off my fangs. *lol*

Scared

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Love Captain Jack Sparrow! Don’t forget the Captain! ;-P

Laughing

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This is so cute. XD

I Nominate

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This was fun and exactly the kind of short and enjoyable tag I needed right now! XD Thank you so much for tagging me @ Hundreds & Thousands of Books! I hope everyone I tagged will have a lot of fun with this too! =) What are your favourite gifs? (I usually would have used a lot of BTS ones. *lol*)

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Outstanding Blogger Award

Hey there, my lovelies!

I just noticed that I got tagged for this by Elli @ AceReader  in 2020 and I can’t even say how shocked I am about my snaildom. *lol* Like honestly! 2020??!!! I’m so behind on tags and awards it’s not normal anymore. XD Anyway! Thank you so much Elli for nominating me for this Award. I’m sorry I’m only getting to it now but oh well, I gotta defend my title as the snail of all snails, right?! *lol* This said, let’s not waste any more time and head straight to the fun part!

The Rules

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

What book have you re-read the most?

Ha! That’s such an interesting question and I guess my answer for it is even more interesting. *lol* I reread Harry Potter about a gazillion times but I also reread the „Captive Prince“ series at least as much. XD I know those two are very different. But oh well, that’s typical me right there. ;-P Also I constantly reread chapters of „The Raven Cycle“ but I don’t count it as a full reread because I’m not reading the entire book/series. Go figure. Haha!


A popular book you think is overrated?

Mhmm that’s a tough one. I usually tend to like the popular books but if I’d have to choose I’d say „The Maze Runner“ series. I really enjoyed the first book but oh boy, the second and the third one made no sense. I basically spent all of book two and three ranting about how illogical everything is. *lol* It just wasn’t for me. Sorry?!


Translate the title of your favourite book into emojis.

Framed Picture Emoji (U+1F5BC) man | emojidex - custom emoji service and appsHeart emoji&quot; Art Board Print by BlvckBleach | Redbubble (If you’re able to guess that one you’re good. *lol*)


Do you watch booktube? If yes who is your favourite booktuber?

Funny how my answer changed to that one. If I’d have done this tag in 2020 (when I got tagged for it) I wouldn’t have known any BookTubers, but since I started my own channel in 2021 I know way too many now. XD There are so many awesome BookTubers I can’t possibly answer that question. >_< They are all too good!


What’s the best book-ish gift you’ve ever received?

I usually gift myself with bookish things because I always get gift cards and then buy the things/books I want to buy. BUT I got my „The Sassy Library Fox“ sign that’s always in the background of my videos from my bestie and it’s really one of the most amazing bookish gifts I ever received! I love it so much! ❤


If you could travel in time, where would you go?

For some reason I was always fascinated by the 18th century so I probably would go there and satisfy my curiosity? *lol* I dunno why but for me this time period is super interesting. XD There just happened a lot and there were so many interesting kings, etc.


How do you rate books?

I rate them with my paws (or stars on GR) and there are a couple of things that factor into my rating. Of course every book rating is subjective so I have my own personal rating system which is actually written on my blog. Just in case you never saw it:

5 Paws – I loved, loved, loved that book and neither was able to put it down nor wanted it to end. I’ve become a huge fan and will not only reread the book but also search for fanart in the net! XD

4 Paws – I liked the book a lot and enjoyed to page through it. It was an easy and nice read and I’d recommend it any time.

3 Paws – The plot and the characters were good but I might have had some minor issues with the writing or the book didn’t capture me as much as I would have liked it to.

2 Paws – It was okay but there were so many things I didn’t like that I definitely won’t keep it in my collection and also won’t recommend it to anyone.

1 Paw – I hated it and constantly felt an overwhelming urge to either throw it against a wall or to burn it. Thank god it’s over! Good riddance!


I Tag:

Hundreds & Thousands of Books

ella isn’t reading

Brianna’s Books And Randomness

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Andge @ Down the Rabbit Hole

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Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad

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Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds

Alexia @ Right Writing Words


My Questions:

  1. If you could be a bookish villain for a day, which one would you choose and why?
  2. An underrated book that should be known by more readers?
  3. Translate the title of your favourite book into emojis. (Just had to steal that one because it was so much fun. Sorry, Elli! *lol*)
  4. Name a book series you would have wanted to read more of!
  5. What’s the last book you bought and why did you buy it?
  6. The most beautiful book cover you have ever seen?
  7. Which kind of hobbies do you have aside from reading?

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This was a lot of fun! Once again a huge thank you to Elli for tagging me! What would you have answered to those questions and do we have some answers in common? Are you a snail when it comes to book tags as well or am I the only one?

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe! ❤

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The Book Snob Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

My last tag has been a while agao and I thought why not go for another one. I was tagged for this by Hundreds & Thousands of Books about a year ago and decided to go for it now. *lol* My backlog of tags is massive as you can see, but better late than never, right? ;-P So this said: Thank you for tagging me for this fun tag! It’s definitely one I never did before. XD

FORMAT SNOB You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

Okay, I guess I’m outing myself as a format snob now because when it comes to books physical ones will always win. 😉 And to be even more snobbish: paperback copies. *lol* I’m not an all too huge fan of hardback copies so if I buy a book (which I rarely do because I’m usually borrowing them from my library) then I always buy paperbacks. I’ve read plenty of e-books on my e-reader too but it’s just not the same as paging through a book. Tell me I’m not alone with this! *lol*

ADAPTATION SNOB: Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?

I really try my best to do that, but I’m not always succeeding. There were a couple of times I only watched the movie and never read the book, but you can count them on one hand. I think it’s really rare for me to read the book after watching the movie and this is mostly due to the fact that I only found out the movie was based on a book after watching the movie. If that makes sense? XD

SHIP SNOB Would you date or marry a non-reader?

I think I never dated a non-reader and I definitely married a reader so I guess that says enough? In my experience you have to have some common ground to make a relationship work and I probably could have never dated or married a non-reader because reading is such an integral part of my life it would be impossible not to talk about it. A non-reader would probably roll their eyes. My hubby, well, he rolls his eyes too because he reads in different genres than me, but at the end of the day he understands my enthusiasm for books because he enjoys reading them too. =)

GENRE SNOB You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

Religious/Spiritual books and biographies. Oh, that are actually two. Never mind! XD And to explain it: I respect everyone’s religion and in who or what they believe in but I don’t need to read books about it. Most of the religious/spiritual books I’ve read and seen have a patronizing angle or try to convert you and I just can’t with that. Also I’m very bad at reading biographies because I lose interest in them pretty fast. That genre just isn’t for me.

COMMUNITY SNOB Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

Haha! That’s a fun question. I personally think that it would be erotica. No matter if it’s f/m, m/m, f/f etc. it’s definitely a genre A LOT of people frown upon. Like decent people, read decent books and erotica is not decent. *lol* Believe me, I’ve been there, done that, got the freaking t-shirt. I really got a lot of shit for reading in that genre, but quite honestly I don’t care. I read what I want to read and if people don’t like that, it’s their problem not mine. ;-P

SNOBERY RECIPITENT Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

There will always be people who wonder why you read so much and can’t understand your love for books, but I got used to it by now. If you’ve never been so hooked by a book that you read until the early morning hours you’re definitely missing out! XD It’s their loss though. And yes, as I mentioned earlier a lot of people snubbed me for reading erotica.

I Tag

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This was a short and fun tag! I really liked that this was a little bit unusual and different. XD So what about you? Did you enjoy my answers? Do you agree on some of them or do you disagree? What is a genre you don’t read in very often?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

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The Agust D ‚D-2‘ Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

To celebrate 1 year with Agust D’s ‚D-2‘ mixtape the Yoongi to my V came up with a book tag for it in May! And since I’m her V and a fellow ARMY she decided to tag me for it! I consider myself lucky to be tagged by her for all of her original BTS (BTS related) book tags because they are always amazing and I love to do them! 💜 I decided to go for a BookTube video again because I want this tag to spread throughout the whole world. *lol* It’s just too good and I hope many people will enjoy to do it as well! This said, let’s jump right into it!

Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post.
  • Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad (please credit if using these graphics!)
  • Pick a book that fits each prompt.
  • Tag your friends or leave it open-ended!
  • Copy-paste these rules and list of prompts in your tag post (it should automatically pingback to the original so your post can be added to a masterlist!)

Here are the graphics with parts of the lyrics:

(All lyrics quoted are sourced from Doolset’s translations unless otherwise specified.)

“I wrote Verse1 f***ing fast,
But can’t make Verse 2 no matter how hard I rack my brain”

“Hit this town then cut and run in a jet
This country’s too small to hold me in yet” (lyrics from MV)

“What do you think, what do you think
Whatever you think, I’m sorry but I don’t f***ing care at all”

‘Strange’ (ft. RM): Dystopian

“We’re given multiple choices
And our taste is controlled by the capital”

“I grow older
And become to know the world
And yet, would it have been better to not know the world?”

“Whether it would become a blazing sun
Or the ashes left behind after being burnt —
Always, the choice and decision is yours to make”

“Your being ordinary is rather my being special
Your being special is rather my being ordinary”

“I thought I’d party every day when I become a superstar
But the ideal is slapping the reality in the back of its head”

“Set me free, I’m floating freely in the void”

“Still, as ever,
I miss you, and I miss you
Still, as ever,
The memories of us together circle around me

Dear my friend, how are you doing”

BONUS prompt!

If graphics aren’t your jam: Here’s a list of text-only prompts!

  • Moonlight: easy to get into but hard to finish
  • Daechwita: genre-bending
  • What do you think?: badass characters
  • Strange: dystopian
  • 28: coming of age
  • Burn It: fire in the cover/title
  • People: book you love that others didn’t, or vice versa
  • Honsool: didn’t live up to expectations
  • Interlude: set me free – feel like a dream
  • Dear My Friend: book involving letters/emails/notes
  • (BONUS PROMPT) Butter: sequel you liked more than Book 1

Tagging…

Since I couldn’t really tag anyone in the video except of everyone who watches it, I decided to tag people for it in this blog post!

Of course you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to! I just thought that you might! 😉

Also just in case you want to check out my BookTube channel: Here is the link!*lol*

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This tag was so much fun and I want to thank Sabrina once more for creating it for us Agust D fans and ARMYs! The graphics and the prompts are super cool! They totally give me a Yoongi vibe! *lol* Did you read any of the books I mentioned in the prompts or do you want to read some of them? Do you want to do the tag as well?

Talk to me and let me know! 😉

And as always stay safe and healthy and take care!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Book Tags

The Bookish Baking Book Tag

Hey there, my lovelies!

I already know that I’m going to regret doing this tag once I’m finished because there is no way… Literally NO WAY I won’t get hungry after this! *lol* I mean alone the first prompt already makes my mouth water! Haha! So yeah, I guess I’m doomed! XD

Anyway! I was tagged for this by Elli @ AceReader and I want to thank her for thinking of me! If you don’t know Elli’s blog yet you should definitely go and check it out! Elli has a great blog and an awesome personality so you can’t go wrong with taking a closer look! 😉 This said, let’s do this!


Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you
  • Link back to them and the original creator (Kay @ Hammock of Books)
  •  Answer the 12 prompts, and feel free to use these graphics
  • Tag 5+ friends to share the sweetness

17347389Because quite honestly I’ve never read a better prologue in a book than the one in „The Dream Thieves“. (Okay, the one in „The Name of the Wind“ is amazing too. *lol*) Still, the atmosphere, the poetic writing, the way the pacing for the book is set! Perfection! This book already captured all of my attention with the opening lines and it stayed strong until the very end! ❤ Maggie Stiefvater is a true master of words!

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I guess I’ll go with „One Day in December“ here because I really enjoyed that one and it gave me all the December and New Year vibes? *lol* Also this story was really something and it gave me all the feels! I felt so much with Sarah, Jack and Laurie it wasn’t even normal anymore and I remember being up until midnight because I just NEEDED to know how the story ends. XD

41473872 Nathan Allan from „I Wish You All the Best“! I recently finished reading the book and he’s just too precious and good for this world! Seriously, everyone should have a Nathan Allan in their life because this boy is an angel! ❤ He always did the right thing and knew exactly what Ben needed and he was so altruistic that it sometimes hurt! *lol*

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Okay, that might be a super unconventional choice but „We Were Liars“ actually fits the bill?! *lol* Hear me out! So there are four liars named Mirren, Johnny, Gat and Cady and they always meet on an island in summer. They basically spent all their summers on this island until one year when there is a huge fire. And well, the rest is a super intriguing story that will blow your mind! So you better read that one because it’s good! ;-P

32768522 I get all giddy when I think about Simon and Baz and even though I read „Carry On“ a million of times after first reading it in 2017 it still makes me so damn happy. I’m always smiling when I think about this book and Simon and Baz will always cause me to end up as a melted butter puddle on the ground. I think „Carry On“ just gives me that feeling of undiluted happiness you usually only feel when you’re a child.

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I guess I’ll always go with „The Picture of Dorian Gray“ here! 😉 There are a lot of great classics out there but none is as good as this one. At least I haven’t read another classic that got me as excited as Oscar Wilde’s „Dorian Gray“.
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Everyone is always talking about Jim Butcher’s „Harry Dresden“ series but quite honestly I think that his „Codex Alera“ series is way better than the Dresden books. Yes, Harry Dresden is a cool guy and the books are easy to page through but the „Codex Alera“ series is so intricate and amazing! It’s epic and high fantasy at its best and I don’t understand why it’s still so underrated. Give it some love!!! XD

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Nick and Charlie are the purest fluff ever and anyone who tells you otherwise didn’t read it! *lol* „Heartstopper“ is really the first (and only) series I think of when I hear fluff. ❤ And speaking of fluff I just realized that I should read more fluffy books because I can’t even think of one other book that was as fluffy as well. I need more fluff in my life so if you read this send your recommendations my way! ;-P

32075671. sy475 „The Hate U Give“ didn’t just have a good message it was an important massage as well and it still needs to be spread and heard! I really liked Starr and her friends and the way she used her voice to fight for the things that matter. Angie Thomas wrote an amazing book and I hope many people will read it!

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R.F. Kuang’s „The Poppy War“ was so intimidating! Alone the sheer size of this book with more than 500 pages and then the entire plot and the things that happen in it! O_o To be honest I’m still not over „The Poppy War“ and after reading it I’m even more intimidated by the second book. *lol* I don’t know if I’ll ever have the guts to read „The Dragon Republic“! I’m scared! T_T

34325090. sy475 I could have gone with every single one of Alice Oseman’s books here but „I Was Born for This“ was so amazing that I just have to mention it! 😉 All the band members and Angel don’t only make for a super diverse cast but they are also very relatable and feel real! Plus we have a bi, gay and transgender rep which are all super amazing! ❤ Alice Oseman writes the perfect books, seriously! XD

16096824. sy475 This is probably one of the most hyped book series I know and it’s hyped for a reason. I loved the original trilogy and I really hope the next books that will follow will be great too. I’m currently reading „A Court of Silver Flames“ and since this book is about Nesta I’m very curious how I’ll come out of it. *lol*

I Tag:

As always you don’t have to do the tag but of course I’d be happy to see your answers! 😀

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This was a super fun tag and I hope you enjoyed my answers! Thank you so much for tagging me Elli! It might have taken ages for me to get to this but I did it! Eventually! *lol* Also I’m super hungry after doing this tag! Like ahhh I need a cupcake right NOW!!! T_T

As always take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox

Allgemein, Book Tags

The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag (Original!)

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Hey there, my lovelies!

I always wanted to do my own tag and last year during PRIDE month I thought: Why not make my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag!? (Yes, it kind of rhymes again. You know, faeries and all that jazz! ;-P ) Anyway back to the topic at hand: Why did I do my own LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag? Well, 1.) I tried to find an already existing tag I could do for Pride month but nothing I found was the way I imagined it in my head. 2.) Once the idea took root the muse of creativity hit me full force and I couldn’t have stopped for the life of me. 3.) I blame it all on May and Sabrina!!! *lol* No, seriously, those two girls were so creative when they invented their The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag and The School for Good and Evil Book Tag that I was inspired big time! ❤ 4.) I’m a part of the community so I figured… why the hell not? 😛

Additional and nonrelevant (at least for you) info:

  • I know my graphics aren’t nearly as good as May’s or Sabrina’s and probably way too colourful, but I did my best or at least tried to. Bear with me? *lol* T_T
  • I never made my own tag, so this is a premiere and hopefully a good one. XD
  • You don’t even want to know how long it took me to create this and I really hope you enjoy the prompts and puns/wordplays. There went a lot of thought into them.

Okay, I’m done now! So without further ado: Let’s just go for it!

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RULES:

  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their blog post.
  • Link to the original creator: The Sassy Library Fox! And please credit The Sassy Library Fox if you use (copy & paste) the artwork/ graphics.
  • Match books with the given prompts.
  • Tag as many people as you like!
  • Post the rules and the list of prompts in your tag post.
If you don’t want to use the graphics just click this and copy-paste the prompt list instead!

1. FEMALE STRENGTH: A book with a lesbian heroine
2. CINNAMON ROLL: A book with an adorable gay character
3. BOYS & GIRLS: A book with a bi rep done right
4. THE BODY & THE SOUL: A book with a transgender character
5. WE’RE ALL QUEER: A queer rep you’d love to see more often in books
6. ALL ABOUT PRONOUNS: A book with a non-binary character
7. A ROMANTIC ACE: A character that belongs to the aro/ace spectrum
8. ONE BIG FAMILY: A book that features lots of different LGBTQ+ reps
9. SAPPHIC LOVE: Your favourite f/f couple
10. BOYS LOVE: Your m/m OTP
11. SIDE KICK: Your favourite LGBTQ+ side character
12. STEALING THE SHOW: An LGBTQ+ side character couple that rocks your socks
13. STRONG BELIEFS: An LGBTQ+ book that deals with religion
14. RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE: A book with an unapologetic cover
15. FUTURE GENERATIONS: Your most anticipated LGBTQ+ release

Female Strength

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I haven’t read „Girls of Paper and Fire“ yet but I heard that it has strong lesbian characters and I’m so ready to dive into it. The entire concept of a demon king that chooses 8 girls as his concubines sounds super intriguing and the promise of a slowburn f/f romance that defies the misogynistic structure of their land is just another reason to pick this up. Well, at least for me it is. ;-P

Cinnamon Roll

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I already said it last year when I created this tag and I’ll say it again: There are way too many adorable gay book characters to name just one. Since I decided to chose Simon Spiers last year, I’ll go with another super sweet and adorable cinnamon roll in 2021! Prince Henry from „Red, White & Royal Blue“! I mean he’s a Warsie and a Potterhead and he is so damn cute I can’t even! I was a goner the moment he appeared on page and I still love my shy and sad boy! ❤

Boys & Girls

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I tried to chose different books this year and the only other amazing bi rep aside from Evelyn Hugo I could think of is Javier Landes from „A Charm of Finches“. I love Javier so much and the way he came to terms with his bisexuality was amazing. He’s the perfect example that it is never too late to come out and to accept yourself for who you are. And what I really liked about this rep was that he was mainly attracted to women, but when he fell for a man it was head over heels. For me this was super relatable because it’s the same with me only the other way around. *lol*

The Body & the Soul

34325090. sy475 I still don’t know a lot of books that feature transgender characters, but I’m trying my best to find some! Truth be told I had no idea there would be a transgender MC in this book when I started to read it, but I was positively surprised when I realized that Jimmy was transgender! XD And of course the rep was great because Alice Oseman wrote it and this woman can WRITE!!! I loved everything about this book and it actually got one of my very rare 5 paw ratings. Plus I really liked that we got to see the medical side of things as well and what it means if you truly start to transition.

We're all queer

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I still want to see more gender fluid reps in books and after reading Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) I realized that I want more sex positive reps in books as well. I mean Jack is gay and he likes to be free and unattached. He has a lot of sex and he’s totally okay with that. Jack was completely unapologetic about being gay and having sex with different partners and I think this is such an important message. More realistic and sex positive LGBTQ+ reps in books please!!

All about pronouns

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How come this is still the only book I know that features a non-binary character? And how come I still haven’t read this? *lol* I put it on my June TBR this year though and I’ve every intention to finally read it. All the reviews I read about „I Wish You All the Best“ were great so far and since this is an own voices book I’m pretty certain it will be good. I guess you’ll be able to read my review soon. 😉

A Romantic Ace

42115981. sy475 Last year I actually forgot to mention an aro/ace rep and I was very shocked to discover that I didn’t even realize it. *shame on me* Maybe it’s because aro/ace reps are still so rare and it’s not easy to find them. I heard that „Loveless“ by Alice Oseman has an aro/ace rep though and it’s actually one of the few Oseman books I still haven’t read. XD I’m definitely going to read this as soon as I get my hands on a library copy.

One big Family

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I’ll go with the same answer like last year because „Heartstopper“ is still the first graphic novel that comes to mind when I think about a book that features many LGBTQ+ characters. Charlie, Nick, Tao, Elle, Darcy, Tara and even their teachers are all so awesome and everyone in this series is queer af! *lol* I just love it! ❤ If any of you know another book that features that many LGBTQ+ characters please let me know! I’d love to read it!

Sapphic Love

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I already said it last year and I’ll say it again: The world needs more f/f couples in books!! Like seriously! There are so many m/m couples I could have thought of but I had a really tough time to think of an f/f couple. Even more important: An f/f couple I can actually ship! Because let’s be honest here f/f couples are so damn rare and the ones that appeared in books didn’t persuade me … not at all! It’s like the litarary world doesn’t know how to write cute and adorable f/f ships. One ship however totally persuaded me! Sunati and Austen from „Always Human“ were the most adorable f/f couple I ever came across and I was totally blown away by this amazing webcomic! I can totally recommend it because the drawings are so colourful and awesome as well! So if you haven’t read this one already: DO IT! *lol*

Boys Love

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Since I cursed myself for inventing this prompt last year I’ll go with another one of my favourite m/m OTPs here and this time around it’s Simon and Baz! Because they are too damn adorable and everyone who read „Carry On“ knows how awesome this ship is! *lol* The cuteness factor of those two is just off the charts and I love them so damn much I can’t even! ADKFKASFDLAJSDFKASDFJASDJFASKF! ❤

Side Kick

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Jerico Soberanis!!! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Jeri so much!!! ❤ And I’m still a little bit bitter about the fact that Jeri was introduced into the series so late because I loved her/him! Jerico is gender fluid and definitely one of the best side characters I ever read about! I loved that Jeri was so compassionate, loyal, honourable, kind, wise and beautiful!! I can’t help but wish there would have been an entire book just about Jerico. *lol* Such an intriguing and charming personality! I’m still besotted with her/him. XD

Stealing the show

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Of all the couples in „Six of Crows“ Wylan and Jesper were my favourite one! I mean I don’t even know why I shipped them so damn hard but *lol* they were just too cute. Wylan is such a precious cinnamon roll and Jesper had that chaotic yet confident attitude going on. *lol* When they were around each other they were both shy though and ahhhh I just loved their interactions so much. ❤

Strong Beliefs

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I’m always trying to bring rather unknown books to your attention and I think „Autoboyography“ fits the bill perfectly. Well, at least I didn’t see a lot of people talk about it and since this book was so good and caused me to cry like a baby… Well, just read it! Sebastian Brother broke my heart and I loved Tanner! I think I’ll never get over that scene with Sebastian and Tanner’s mom and I’ll always suffer with Sebastian. T_T Ahh my heart is breaking and mending once again.

Rainbows everywhere

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This is one of the most beautiful and unapologetic LGBTQ+ covers I ever saw! I mean from the strong and bright colours to the flowers and the fact that you can even see Felix’s surgery scars this is just: WOW!!! ❤ Not to mention the plot of this book! Felix is black, queer and transgender and as far as I could read from the blurb this is a story about self-discovery, identity and first love. I’m so ready to read this!!!

Future Generations

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I was lucky enough to get an ARC for this because „If This Gets Out“ will only get out in December 2021! And I absolutely can’t wait to dive into this book! I mean it’s about a boyband and two of the members fall in love after years of spending time together! They become an actual ship and as a BTS shipper (I ship them all as friends though. Well almost all, I can’t help but actually ship Taekook because ARGH!! Taekook make it really hard not to ship them romantically. *lol*) I just can’t help but be ready for this book! XD We’re talking an actual and confirmed fictional boyband ship here!!! ADFKLASDFKASDFJASDKFASDJ! I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS! ❤
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I TAG:

Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm!
Anna @ Anna’s Book Nook
Rania @ Rania’s Rambling Reads
Shannon @ Discover Elysian
Maya @ Her Bookish Desires
Elli @ AceReader
C.G. @ Paper Fury
Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Tova @ Petyr Baeish Books
Isabelle @ Nine Tale Vixen

Of course you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to, I just thought some of you might enjoy doing it! XD

Also I’m sorry I couldn’t tag more people but I guess this is already a lot. *lol* If you want to do this tag and I didn’t tag you: You’re now officially tagged! ;-P The more the merrier!
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This is my second time doing my own tag during pride month! So what do you think about „The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag“? Will you join the fun? (Say, yes?! You know you want to. ;-P ) I really hope I managed to do the LGBTQ+ community justice.

Talk to me and let me know!

And as always take care and stay healthy and safe!

*hugs’n’kisses*

Sig.V.Ronan

The Sassy Library Fox