The Christmas Song Book Tag–Week of Book Tags #5

MERRY CHRISTMAS, BOOKWORMS! We made it!! Today we celebrate with the Christmas Song Book Tag.

This tag was seen on Fandoms On The Run and features, hopefully, some of your favorite Christmas songs!

The Christmas Song Book Tag

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You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.
Oliver from This Monstrous Thing. Look at him on that cover all dark and suave. IT’S NOT HIS FAULT, OKAY!
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All I Want for Christmas is You: Which book to you most hope to see under your Christmas tree?
The Star-Touched Queen,  Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here, The Raven King, The Winner’s Kiss, Kill the Boyband, A Torch Against The Night, Rose & Dagger… oh, you mean those are 2016 books and we don’t have a time machine?
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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.
*Gets blow horn out* LAIA. PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS LAIA.
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town:
a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?
Soooo…. on the naughty list: perhaps Kaz ‘Dirtyhands’ Brekker who did a lot of threatening and heisty things in Six of Crows…
And on the nice list: Precious Cress and Winter from The Lunar Chronicles! These cinnamon roles are too pure. ❤
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Frosty the Snowman: Which book just melts your heart?
Sophie Kinsella writes the best humor and her foray into YA was a smashing success. This book was hilarious and feelsey and so adorable.
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Feliz Navidad: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.
Besides all the fantasy I read this year, a bulk of Conspiracy takes place in France and Turkey!
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?
Hmmm… this is tough. Anna and the French Kiss always gives me warm fuzzies and there’s a Christmas moment. I don’t know. It’s not festive themed, but it is a book that makes me happy and Christmas makes me happy, so…
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Sleigh Ride: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)
You said it doesn’t have to be, but I’m going with Levi anyway because he is precious and would have warm drinks and let me read to him all day. So, yes, Levi! And he’s a total fanboy so I think he’d be down with going to see Star Wars with me.
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Baby it’s Cold Outside: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold? This is a little mean so I’m altering it to: What book would you like to cuddle up in front of the fireplace and binge?
I bought this book in September and still haven’t read it yet! AH, I WANT TO SO BAD. 
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Do You Hear What I Hear: Which book do you think everyone should read?
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THE PRINCESS BRIDE IS THE BEST BOOK EVER. *mic drop*
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Tagging, once again, everyone that wants to do this!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, guys! Thanks so much for reading and liking and commenting and retweeting! All your support and enthusiasm has meant so much! I hope you get all the books you want for Christmas (and all the reading time you desire!).

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‘Tis the Season Book Tag–Week of Book Tags #4

IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE!!! Aptly, today is the ‘Tis the Season Book Tag created by BookTuber Richard Denney. Let day 4 commence!

ONE. DAY. UNTIL. CHRISTMAS. Tis the season, indeed!

‘Tis the Season Book Tag

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Do you have a favorite winter read?
Not particularly… I don’t reread books often and if I do, it’s usually specific scenes. But I’ve reread Harry Potter and those have some pretty important Christmas scenes!
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Find a book with blue on the cover.
Ask and ye shall receive! (Christmas in the desert, anyone?)
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Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas Tree!
Precious, precious book about stars! *cradles it close to me*
“A philosopher once asked, ‘Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?’ Pointless, really…’Do the stars gaze back?’ Now, that’s a question.”

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Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation.
Hmm… this really depends if you wanna go somewhere warm to escape the cold or someplace snowy for skiing or something. Or if you want to go a magical circus!
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Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation.
I’m taking Inej and Nina with me for a magical vacation. We shall have a wonderful time, eat cake, become best friends and my life will be complete.
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Name one book on your wishlist this year.
I asked for Red Queen, The Anatomy of Curiosity, The Wrath and the Dawn, and An Ember in the Ashes and then ordered them for myself 😉
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Favorite holiday drink, treat & movie?
1. Hot chocolate!
2. Anything with cinnamon
3. Love Actually, Elf, the animated Grinch, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and The Sound of Music (which is for some reason always on TV this time of year)
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Tagging all you pretty people!

The Book-ademy Awards Book Tag–Week of Book Tags #3

I was tagged by the creator of this tag, Don’t Shush Me, so let’s continue Book TAg Week right now!

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We’re giving out awards today! Without further ado…

The Book-ademy Awards Book Tag

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Most Kick Butt Heroine
Make way for LILA BARD! My pirate queen adventurer warrior with a glass eye.
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Most Swoon-Worthy Male Character
*dreamy sigh* Ezra and his hearts and flowers and talk of bonding, which may or may not be of the chemical variety.
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Most Swoon-Worthy Female Character (I’m adding this to avoid heteronormativity!)
My girl crush is definitely on Inej and Nina from Six of Crows.
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Best Star-Crossed Lovers
*weeps*
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Best Surprise
Hmmm… the twisty-est book this year was….
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Best Fairy Tale Retelling
The myth of Persephone is reimagined here, with tropes from all fairy tales weaved into the narrative. I love this book so much!
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Best “Didn’t Expect to Like It, But Loved It” Book
I know–what is wrong with me?? I was skeptic when this book was announced, partly cause Cath’s fanfic was the least important part of Fangirl to me, and also cause I didn’t want another Fifty Shades mess where this book felt like published fanfic. BUT I AM HAPPY TO SAY I WAS WRONG. This book was everything. 
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Best Sidekick or Bestie
Sebastian, Christian’s little brother! He was so precious and perfect!
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Best Debut Author Book
So hard!! So many debuts were ah-mazing. I’m so excited to have so many new faces in the YA community.
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Best Seasoned Author Book (adding this!)
Courtney Summers does it again! She gets darker, grittier, and more painful with each book. This book should be mandatory reading for the whole world.
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Best “little known” Book
Maybe I’m totally wrong here, but I don’t see enough gushing for The Conspiracy of Us!! This book is so awesome! A love triangle that totally works, awesome world building, and fast pacing.  I can’t wait for book 2, Map of Fates!
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Best Cover (adding this!)
There were a lot of great covers this year (Red Queen, Made You Up, Ten Thousand Skies Above You, etc), but there’s one for a book I was waiting on since the moment it sold, one that when I saw it filled me with joy, and was totally perfect.
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Best Series
Hmm… best series that ended, best new series… WHO CAN DECIDE? So I’m gonna split this category 🙂
Best Series That Ended This Year
Everything is Lunar Chronicles and everything hurts.
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Except does it count with Stars Above coming out in February? …
Best Series That Started This Year
I need more!!! 
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Best Book
This was my favorite book of the year, no competition. 
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I am tagging my friend Erin and anyone who wants to do this!

2 days till Christmas!

Halsey Book Tag: Week of Book Tags #2

Welcome to day 2 of The Week of Book Tags! We’re another day closer to Christmas, so get festive with Halsey. Or… just have feels.

Today’s tag was created by Lady Knight Reads and I’m so happy it exists because I love me some Halsey.

The Halsey Book Tag

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Castle: your favorite queen
How dare you make me choose between my queens!!! This is SO HARD and CRUEL.
But… Inej. Just… everything is Inej. Inej is life.
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Hold Me Down: a series you just can’t seem to quit no matter how hard you try
I DIDN’T ASK FOR THIS. I DON’T WANT IT. IT WON’T LEAVE ME ALONE. I NEED TO SEE HOW IT ENDS.
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New Americana: the fictional friend group you’d want to be your fight the apocalypse squad
This speaks for it self. Caw, caw motherf*cker.
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Drive: a couple that needs to communicate (better)
Simon/Blue. I mean, the whole book is based on the fact that neither of them know who the other is 😉
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Hurricane: favorite standalone
Beautiful precious book *pets* It is everything to me.
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Roman Holiday: cutest contemporary couple
ELYSE AND CHRISTAIN AHHHH! I. Ship. It.
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Ghost: most tragic break-up
You know… what usually happens when your slave bf starts a rebellion aimed at your people. And then when your gf doesn’t tell you she’s a spy for your side and breaks your heart to save your life, but also poisoned the water supply.
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Colors: one of your favs who hurts you a lot because they make TERRIBLE decisions
I tried really hard to avoid using the same books multiple times, but there’s no one quite like Kaz ‘Dirtyhands’ Brekker.
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Strange Love: chatacter a lot of people don’t get but you absolutely love
I didn’t realize people didn’t like Jude until recently. JUDE IS FLAWED AND WONDERFUL AND NEVER SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT HER TO ME.
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Coming Down: best sexytimes scene
Gahhh, I hate reusing books but:
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Haunting: a book or character you’re still thinking about
Nimona!! I love this book and these characters and that end was so wonderfully bittersweet, but I want more. Especially because *spoilerspoiler*
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Gasoline: favorite (self-)  destructive character
This is a Ronan Lynch song forever and always. *cries*
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Control: best villain
Courtney Summers beautifully and painfully explored rape culture in her latest novel. I didn’t want to go with a traditional villain for this one since I don’t really get excited about characters like that. Rape culture, though, is this horrifying force that affects everyone and hasn’t been defeated yet.
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Young God: characters that secretly worship each other
You know… when you love someone so much you try to kill them repeatedly cause they’re just too perfect… that would be Vika and Nikolai…
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Walk The Line: best retelling/reworking
I’m so sad this series is over!! 😦
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Is There Somewhere: OTP with obstacles
*giggle snort* Understatement of the YEAR.
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Empty Gold: an otp that became a notp
I shipped Katniss/Gale while I read the books, but after that end in Mockingjay I was like “nope.” Thankfully, the movies did Katniss/Peeta amazingly.
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Trouble: toxic relationship you ship even though you know better
*DRAMONIE FLAG FLIES* Look, it could have worked, okay. It’s perfect in fanfiction. *cuddles fic close to me*
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I’m tagging everyone that loves HALSEY and books! 🙂

Hamilton Book Tag–Happy Holidays 2015!

Happy Holidays, Everyone! I was originally planning for this week to be Christmas vacation. But that’s boring so let’s do a WEEK OF BOOK TAGS for Christmas!

We’re starting with the Hamilton book tag [created by booktuber Maureen!] because  OMG I LOVE HAMILTON. I saw it in August and my life has never been the same. 

The Hamilton Book Tag

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The Room Where It Happens // Book world you would put yourself in

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Red London with occasional trips abroad. Honestly, all these fantasy worlds seem horrible, even if you ARE the Chosen One. BUT, I had to go with Darker Shade because Kell’s coat is a dream. I wish my black coats let me travel between worlds!

The Schuyler Sisters // Underrated Female Character 

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Agatha from Carry On. I admit, I just read this book so I don’t actually know what the fandom consensus is yet, but I feel Agatha is someone that is so amazing, her epicness would be underrated. Agatha is just trying to find her voice and get out of everyone’s expectations for her. She is precious to me.

My Shot // A character who goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

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KADY!!!!!! This book is basically Kady hacking things, searching for the truth about her mom, and saving the world.

Stay Alive // A character you wish was still alive

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Besides the obvious choice of Fred, I’m gonna go with…. JAMES AND LILY AND THE MARAUDERS BECAUSE OW.

Burn // The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

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OH MY GOD. Arin/Kestrel! CRIME HURT. It was so… so… BHJFESNDF. Still not recovered. I need some happiness in KISS, but I don’t know if it’s coming. I really don’t. I am ready for the pain!

You’ll Be Back // Sassiest Villain 

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The Darkling is so done with everything. Like, “Make me your villain.” ‘Let me flip my hair and paint my nails and act so exasperated when Alina tries to kill me.’ We don’t need to make you anything, mister!

The Reynolds Pamphlet // A book with a twist you didn’t see coming 

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WHAT WAS THAT ENDING. WHAT WAS IT. OH MY GOD.
Runner up: Illuminae.
Other runner-up: Six of Crows

Non-stop // A series you marathoned

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Oh yes. The Princess Diaries. I flew through these babies.

Satisfied // A book with multiple POVs

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Everything is yes with these books. The Lunar Chronicles is AMAZING.

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story // A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history 

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*cough* *enough said*

Helpless // A relationship you were pulling for from the very start

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Anna and Etienne! My SHIP. No one can ever take this away from me.

Ten Duel Commandments // Favorite fight scene

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THAT THIRD TRIAL. Oh my god, I was riveted. It was 7am. I was on the subway. I’ve never been so invested in a fight scene before in my life.

Say No To This // Guilty pleasure read

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I don’t believe in guilty pleasures because YOU DO YOU, but I’d pick The Year of Secret Assignments since I don’t talk about it as much.

What Comes Next // A series you wish had more books 

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Just three????? Is 4 ever happening?? I want more heisty adventures with my favorite crew! Ally Carter’s Heist Society, Uncommon Criminals, and Perfect Scoundrels are such great books! I really hope she returns to Kat’s world soon.

Right Hand Man // Favorite BROTP

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GANSEY/ADAM/RONAN/NOAH!!!!!!!! This does not even warrant an explanation.
Runner up: Nikolai and Pasha from The Crown’s Game
Other runner up: Ezra and McNulty from Illuminae

What Did I Miss // A book/series you were late to reading 

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Soooooo, I have not read all of these, but this year I read: Along For the Ride, This Lullaby, Saint Anything, and my personal favorite, The Truth About Forever. Sarah Dessen is one of the queens of YA and I’m sorry I put your pretty words off for so long!

 

I’m tagging EVERYONE who loves books and/or Hamilton! 🙂

See you tomorrow with another book tag!!!

The week of book tags BEGINS! 🙂