I MESSED UP … BOOK TAG

The “I Messed Up Book Tag” was originally created by IsthatChami on Youtube. I saw it over at Book Beach Bunny.  I wasn’t actually tagged, but I loved this tag and how it is different from most of the ones I have done, so I had to do it!

A character appearance you imagined differently?

Most recently it is Iri and Aghi from Sky in the Deep. I pictured Iri as tall and skinny and gangly.  I pictured Aghi as a typical Viking warrior tall and wide and muscular.  But then at one point they are compared to each other and Iri was wider than Aghi and they were the same height.  So the picture in my head was all wrong.

I get appearances wrong all the time.  Especially if their descriptions don’t come till later in the story.  I usually get a mental picture pretty quickly and it sticks in my head.

A name you pronounced wrong?

Again, most recently it is Eelyn from Sky in the Deep.

I am not so much pronouncing it wrong as not pronouncing it at all.  I can’t figure out what it sounds like so I just skim over the name and recognize it as I am reading without actually giving voice to it in my head.  Its hard to explain but does anyone else do this?

Overused trope that’s a guilty pleasure?

When characters aren’t really dead.  You are made to believe they died but then they come back just in time to save the day!

A cliched character you like better on screen than in a book?

I honestly can’t think of one? I have been trying for the last hour and coming up blank.

A word of phrase you learned because of a book?

I have learned a ton of new words and phrases from books! Tho of course I can’t think of any right now.

Have you ever not read or completed required school reading?

In high school I read every single required reading.  I even did more than what was required.  We had a student teacher who thought it would be okay to have the class start A Tale of Two Cities in the middle of the book.  I couldn’t bring myself to read only half the book so I read the whole thing.

In college I skipped one required reading. (gasp) It was by Charles Dickens but I don’t remember which one it was.

Have you ever skipped a POV chapter?

Nope! I would be too worried I would miss something I need!

Cancelled social plans to read?

More often then I would care to admit.  Though with ebooks I can read on my phone while at social events! Its awesome because everyone thinks I am just playing on my phone!

I am not going to tag anyone since I wasn’t actually tagged, but if you do this please let me know so I can see your answers!!!

I Dare You! Book Tag

I was tagged by Melanie Loves Fiction.  Go check out this blog! Seriously! Its awesome 🙂 Melanie is awesome (and not just because she listed me on her Favorite Blogs page).

Rules:

  • Friends don’t lie.
  • You must answer all the questions
  • You must tag 4 people

1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?

We are not off to a good start.  I have no idea! I have books from when I was a child and I can’t know what order I got them in! One of my favorites though, was The Snow Tree

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P.S. This picture is from my Book Scavenger Hunt post.  There is no real reason why I included the train in my picture.

2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

Last Read: The Viking’s Chosen

Current Read: Geekerella

Next Read: Daughter of the Siren Queen

3. What book did everyone like but you hated?

Lord of the Flies.  I don’t know if everyone actually liked it but they didn’t seem to have as many issues with it as I did. That book is messed up.

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably wont?

The Count of Monte Cristo.  Its soooo long.  I have started it a couple times but have never been able to finish it.

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5. What book are you saving for your retirement?

I don’t even like planning out what book I will read next yet alone what I will read in retirement.  That is too far away to think about.

6. Last page: Read it first or wait till the end?

I see this question a lot, but does anyone actually do this? It makes absolutely no sense to me! Why would anyone even consider reading the last page first?  At best it won’t make any sense.  At worst it could contain some major spoilers.

7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?

Both, Neither? I try to read them and sometimes they are interesting but most of the times I get halfway through and then just skim the rest.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

Um? I don’t know! My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice but I wouldn’t really want to change places with her because that time period was awful for woman!

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)

The Name of the Wind reminds me of my friend Jordan.  He isn’t a huge reader but that is his favorite book so I need to read it for him!

10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

Heroine’s Complex.  I was at Denver Comic Con and there was an author that was signing his book if you bought a copy of it.  He was just at a regular booth, not in a special signing area, and his booth was combined with a book sellers.  They had a deal that if you bought his book you got two other free books.  I thought this was an awesome deal.  I bought his book (which I never read and can’t remember what it was called #oops), and The Name of the Wind (because I need to read it for Jordan).  I didn’t know what to get for the third book so I asked the lady behind the table and she suggested Heroine’s Complex.  Its the only book of the three that I actually read and it is now one of my favorite books!

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11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

When my niece was born I gave my sister a bookshelf and a bunch of children’s books that I remember from my childhood.  Now for Christmas and my niece’s Birthday I give my niece books (along with toys and things she actually wants).  For Christmas I gave her The Monster at the End of This Book and a Grover stuffed animal.  She just wanted to chew on his nose, but my Mom, Grandma, and Sister were super excited about the book because we all remember it from when I was a child.

12. Which book has been with you most the places?

Pride and Prejudice! Or maybe Harry Potter!

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13. Any “required reading” that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

Nope!  I don’t re-read books a lot and for sure don’t re-read books I hated, so my opinion on them won’t change.

14. Used or brand new?

Doesn’t matter.  I like used books because they are cheaper but I don’t have a used book store near me anymore and don’t like waiting for shipping when buying used books online.  Most of the books I buy are new, either from Amazon (with 2 day shipping) or Barnes and Noble (because its close to my house)

15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

I am awful with author names so I had to look him up, but no, I haven’t.

16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?

Not yet!

17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?

Not that I can think of, though I am hungry right now so this question is making me hungrier!

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18. Who is a person who’s book advice you’ll always take?

I only really have gotten advice from my Mom, my Grandma, my Sister, and my friend Phil.  I will take into consideration their advice, but we all like different books so I don’t blindly follow any of their advice.

19. Is there a book outside of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?

Wonder.  I don’t usually read serious books, so this was out of my comfort zone, but I loved it!

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Thanks again to Melanie for tagging me!!! I tag:

Journey Into Books

Hammock of Books

Carla Loves to Read

Lili’s Blissful Pages

As always, if I tagged you don’t feel obligated to participate, thought if you do, let me know! I would love to see your answers.  If I didn’t tag you and you want to participate then consider yourself tagged!  Let me know if you do it!

Twenty Questions Book Tag

I found this tag over on Thrice Read‘s Blog and really enjoyed it!  It originated from the Readaholics group page on Goodreads.

1. How many books are too many books in a book series?

It depends on the books, but usually three seems like a good number of books in a series.  The big thing I HATE is waiting for the next book to come out.  So if they are all published them there isn’t a thing as too many books,as long as the story stays strong.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I don’t like cliffhangers if I can’t immediately pick up the next book in the series.  So this goes back to my answer to #1.  If the next book is already published then I don’t really care.  If I have to wait it drives me crazy.

3. Hardcover or paperback?

I like paperback just because I like to read while laying down and paperbacks are usually lighter.

4. Favorite book?

Pride and Prejudice!!

5. Least favorite book?

Old Man and the Sea

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

Depends on how they are written and if they are drawn out, but in general no.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

The Maze Runner

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I haven’t started a new book yet 😦

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Princess Bride

10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Romeo and Juliet

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Highland Redemption

12. Favorite author?

Jane Austen

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying.  I used to go to the library constantly as a kid, but now that I have money I buy all my books.  Though, I do buy a lot of used books.

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

50 Shades of Gray

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Dog Ears! I lose bookmarks and they have the nasty habit of falling out of my books.

16. A book you can always reread?

Pride and Prejudice

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yes.  I can also read while watching TV and pay attention to both.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

Lately I like multiple POVs, but I could see myself not liking it if it becomes overused.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Depends on the book and my schedule.  If I could I would always read a book in one sitting, but I rarely have that much free time.

20. Who do you tag? (You can invite them to the group to do the tag)

Everyone! or no one I wasn’t specifically tagged for this post so I am not going to tag anyone.  But please feel free to leave a link to your post below if you do this tag!  I would love to see your answers.