The Wonderstruck Book Tag

Confession time: I’m a Swiftie!. After I graduated from college I listened to Speak Now basically on loop. I have all of her albums memorized beginning to end. Except for the newest one… Reputation. Not as much my thing.

So a T-Swift book tag??? YES PLEASE! When I saw this on Hammock of Books I knew I had to do it.

RULES

  • Link back to the creator: Olivia from Purely Olivia
  • Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics in her post. 
  • Tag however many people you’d like at the end!

You’re Not Sorry

A book that unapologetically broke your heart

You guys are probably going to get tired of hearing me go on about Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, but it 100% qualifies for this question. I ugly cried for about 30 minutes after I finished reading it. In the best possible way. God, I am obsessed with this book.

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Book Blogger Memory Challenge

I saw this challenge a couple of months ago on Kristin Kraves Books, and I was so intrigued! She always has the most interesting challenges and tags! Anyway, I bookmarked it for a rainy day because I’m always up for a good memory challenge. And it is, in fact, raining right now. So there you go!

Incidentally, was anyone else obsessed with Don’t Forget the Lyrics for the one season it was on? No, just me? Okay.

Rules: You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves.


1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

Have not read it. In fact, had to look up how to spell Crichton! If I’m being honest, the only reason I even know Michael Crichton’s name was from working at a bookstore. These days Jurassic Park has a very distinctive white cover with red text, so it was always catching my eye whenever I walked past.

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Six Degrees of Separation: How to be Both to Bel Canto

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with How to be Both by Ali Smith.


Alright, I’ll show my lack of literary fiction chops here: I had never heard of How to be Both going into the post. I looked it up and read several reviews and summaries. Here’s what I got. Y’all, this book is ART. It won all kinds of awards, including the Man Booker Prize. I don’t typically read prize winning literature, but I have read one other Man Booker Prize winner…

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Soul Ripping Romance Tag

Way back around Valentines Day The Orangutan Librarian tagged me in this very simple yet obviously-I-have-to-do-it tag. If you aren’t following The Orangutan Librarian yet, you are seriously missing out and you need to go fix it NOW. That being said, you are probably going to see a lot of the same things in this tag, because we are too much alike considering we are, in fact, not even from the same species.


The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and create a pingback to the original author – Nel at Reactionary Tales.
  • Share at least 5 (but more are welcome) romances that tugged your heart strings. They can be from books, movies, TV shows, manga; anything you can think of! They can be examples of sad tears, angry tears, happy tears or a combination of all three.
  • Nominate 5 (or more) people to share their emotional traumas
  • (Note: Try not to spoil the story for your readers in case they would like to check out these romances on their own)

My Favorite Romances

Ron and Hermione

My OTP. Forever. I will fight you to the death on this one, especially if you’re going to try tell me that Hermione aught to have ended up with Harry. Or if you are going to tell me that Harry Potter is horrible.

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The 90s Kid Book Tag

I AM A 90s KID AND I AM PROUD!!!!

Seriously, I love the 90s. My childhood was so amazing. We had video games and computers and stuff, but it wasn’t as constantly invasive as it is now. (I say on my BLOG which I am writing instead of sleeping…) (The hypocrisy is not lost on me.) We had the best TV shows, the greatest music, and just generally happy lives. I am so nostalgic for 1999 pretty much all of the time.

So when I saw this tag on The Literary Phoenix a few months ago I couldn’t resist bookmarking it for a later date. I don’t do as many book tags as I used to, so it’s taken me a while to get to it, but I love tags and I’m so happy this is how I’m spending my Sunday night. 🙂

Rules:

  1. Please, please, please steal this tag and spread it around!  I only ask that you link it back to The Literary Phoenix so that I can see everyone’s answers!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s.  Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun!

Pokemon

Gotta Catch ’em All! The author you need every book from.

I don’t typically auto-read an author, I still have to find the synopsis interesting before I’ll want to read it. But I have read literally every single book by Rainbow Rowell except Carry On, and a friend recently convinced me that I need tor read that one, too. I mean, I started reading comics just so I could read her Runaways run, okay? Y’all, my love for this woman and all of her books cannot be understated.

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Harry Potter You’re Not Good Enough Tag

Because I haven’t done enough Harry Potter tags, am I right?

Just kidding! You can never have enough Harry Potter tags! HUGE thanks to Kay at Hammock of Books for tagging me. I know that it’s been approximately a million years, but I’m finally getting around to it, and thank goodness because this tag is SO MUCH FUN! Now excuse me while I try find 30 small pieces of paper… Or maybe I can do this in a spreadsheet?

Rules:

  • Write 30 character names on pieces of paper.
  • Put them in a jar/mug/cup.
  • Randomly choose two pieces of paper for every question. In each of the 15 questions, you have to decide which of the two characters fits the question and which one is not good enough.

I tried to do all female characters, because why not?, but it was REALLY HARD. Gee, who realized HP was so male-centric? So some of these people are a little random! Oh well, just makes it more fun!

1. You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team. Who do you pick to complete your team?

Winky vs. Parvati Patil

Oh god, not Winky. She barely speaks understandable English, and I can’t image anyone bothers teaching house elves to read and write. I don’t think Parvati is probably a particularly good speller either, but she’s got to be better than Winky.

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Six Degrees of Separation: Fight Club to The Martian

6 degrees

Six Degrees of Separation is a monthly blog event hosted by Kate at booksaremyfavoriteandbest. It’s inspired by the 6 Degrees of Separation, a movie game where you attempt to connect actors in six movies or less. But we do it with books!

This month we’re starting with Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.


I haven’t read Fight Cluband I don’t really have any desire to read Fight Club. Much like The Sixth Sense, I know the twist at the end, so I feel like the book is basically ruined for me. Fight Club is unique to me, however, because I feel like the movie is so much more well-known than the book. In fact, I would guess that many fans of the movie didn’t even realize it was a book first! Another movie I think lots of people probably don’t realize was a book first is…

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