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THE SPRING HAS SPRUNG BOOK TAG

I was supposed to post my review for That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert today, but I’m still in the thick of it (hoping to finish it before noon! So expect my review to go up tomorrow!) so instead I thought it was only fitting to do a book tag from the amazing Destiny @ Howling Libraries who recommended Talia’s work to me a thousand times over! Thank you for tagging me in this Destiny as well as shoving Talia’s work my way!

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1. F L 🌺 W E R S | look on your bookshelves. what is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

GoldenI feel like I says this every time I come across a question like this, but YOLO. Golden by Jessie Kirby is literally a stunning novel that captured my heart with both it’s cover and the story within the shimmering pages.

 

 

2. G R A S S 🌾 | what is a book that you find others like way more than you do?

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I feel like this is a high key unpopular opinion but I honestly don’t get the hype. Mind you though, I have only gotten to the fourth book, so it could be explosive later on in the series, but as of right now I can’t relate to the love.

 

3. ☔ R A I N | what’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

Can't Text ThisI can feel all of you thinking to yourself “she is going to say Twilight” , and if you are you would be…WRONG. HA. I am jumping ship and going off brand and choosing the Texting series (because I literally can’t choose just one great book) by Teagan Hunter. This is a romantic comedy that is mainly told through–you guessed it–texting. Whenever I am down or just depressed, I like to flip through my favorite parts of this series, and without a doubt Hunter’s work ALWAYS gets me smiling and feeling better.

4. D E W 💧 | what’s a book that made you feel alive?

This Mortal Coil (This Mortal Coil #1)This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. You can click on the title to read my review for it, but hot damn was that story a complete roller coaster that made me feel all the things. It had been a long time that a book of that caliber made me feel some type of way, and wow–I was feeling A LOT of things.

 

5. S T 🌩 R M S | what’s a book that you found unpredictable?

It’s pretty hard to throw a twist on me that I don’t see coming. I have been told I have a sixth sense for plot twists, so this question is a tad harder to answer….yeah I don’t have one. But let me know in the comments of any books you think will throw me off my game!

6. R A I N B 🌈 W | what was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?

Outlander (Outlander #1)Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I think it’s common knowledge here on the blog that I do not like Historical Fiction. I have a problem relating to the characters, and I get upset like offset at how POC are treated with the authors using the lame ass excuse “its historically accurate”–yeah fam, it’s a no from me. Anyway, I took the plunge with Outlander when I was bored and unemployed after graduated and though it was a struggle to get through (praise the gods for audiobooks) I actually really fell in love with the story.

I know I am shocked too.

7. C H I L L Y ❄ W E A T H E R | what’s a book you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2)The most recent DNF for me was Smitten by The Brit by Melonie Johnson. I honestly think, based off of other reviews I’ve seen for this new series–that this could just be a case of wrong reader. I had a lot of problems with the style and plot, which if you click on the title you can read my mini-review for it, but yeah…not a fun time I had with this puppy.

 

8. W A R M 🌞 W E A T H E R | what’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?

The Wall of Winnipeg and MeThe Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata! I stay needing more Aiden and Vanessa time! Literally I would squeal and cry tears of joy if Zapata ever decides to write and release a short story of them just picking up groceries or taking out the trash.

I am literally trash for this couple. It’s fine.

 

9. G R E E N 💚 | what’s a book you haven’t read yet, but really want to?

Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)HA! Everything! But since I have to choose I think I will pick a back list read instead of an anticipated release, and for that I think I am going to choose Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! I really want to read this bad boy because I absolutely adored Fangirl and the snippets we got of Snow and Baz within that novel, so I am hoping to get to this before the next installment releases!

10. P 💗 N K | what’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I need not say anything more.

 

 

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Lydia | Jamsu | Michelle | Charvi | Jeimy | Ruby

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April Wrap Up

ENDGAME HAPPENED. AND I AM STILL NOT OKAY. 

This is what Post Endgame life is like…and I am not sure how I feel about it. April was a crazy month for me, both Blog wise and personally. In the month of April, my partner in crime and I kicked off our first event of the year for Bookend Events (Bookending Spring) which I am still waddling through all your terrific posts and hosts prompts! The event was amazing and even though we had a few hiccups and bumps along the way, I like to think it was a major success! Thank you to all who participated in this whether as a host or as a general participant– YOU guys made it to be this amazing experience and I am eternally thankful! If you didn’t get a chance to participate this time around, DON’T WORRY! We have our next event in the works with more details to come! Keep an eye out over on Clo’s blog (Book Dragons) and the events Twitter page (@bookend_events) for all the details! Continue reading “April Wrap Up”

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March Wrap Up

Reading Slumps are real.

This month I have been marked by the black spot…AKA a really big reading slump–which was super inconvenient because March was a month where I was inundated with ARCs to read/review. A time truly these passed 31 days have been.

Apart from the great reading slump of 2019, March was a great bookish month, simply because I got to go to my cities annual Teen Book Convention (Teenbookcon)! I got to meet so many different authors–new-to-me and beloved ones–as well learning more from those I aspire to be like. From Angie Thomas to debut author Mimi Yu, I got to meet a plethora of amazing and talented people that took time to give us nuggets of wisdom and advice from their writing journeys.

Color me super inspired.

I may write a separate post about my time at TeenBookCon, but if you are super impatient and love instant gratification (like me), you can check out my bookstagram account (@fictionallysam) to see my highlight reel of my time there as well as some photos that I will be posting throughout the remainder of the week! So be sure to follow me on the Gram to not miss my “funny and hot take” on books in the picture format!

On that super high note, here is my wrap-up of the drought called March!

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Comedy Tropes Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

Happy April Storytellers! It may be April Fool’s Day, but I can promise you there will be no rickrolls or jump scares in this post — instead today I bring you, an original tag based on Comedy Tropes, because tags are fun and comedy is fun … and some books are fun!

You don’t have to answer all (or any) of the prompts with books that actually made you laugh since humor is completely subjective, though you get cool points if you can find at least a few that are funny. A time was had writing these prompts, so I hope you enjoy! Continue reading “Comedy Tropes Book Tag [ORIGINAL]”