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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Winter Olympics Book Tag

IOCrings

Guys, I confess, I ADORE the Olympics! It’s such a cool time when everybody comes together to cheer each other on, and I love getting to learn about other cultures. Plus, I confess, the sports are so exciting! I always say I love the summer Olympics more, but as I’m watching this year I’m realizing that there aren’t any events in the winter Olympics that I’m not interested in. Except maybe curling. Anyway, we’re only what, three days in?, and I’m already loving watching.

So in the Go World spirit, I went searching for an Olympics book tag. I found this one from Brittany at Beauty and the Bean Boots, who I’m really looking forward to reading more from. You should go check her out!


Figure Skating

Ice skaters go to the “kiss and cry” area after skating. Name a book character you would like to kiss or a book that made you cry.

Hp7It doesn’t take a lot to make me cry, lol. But I sob through Harry Potter 7. Like, starting in the first couple chapters literally all the way through. If it didn’t make you cry too I am suspicious as to whether or not you have a soul. Continue reading “Winter Olympics Book Tag”

I Dare You Book Tag

Thanks to Krista and Dawlyn at Little Blind Book Finds for tagging me in this one! I really enjoyed reading this tag, I thought the questions were great. Hopefully I enjoy making it just as much, and hopefully you all enjoy reading it!

Rules:

You must be honest.
You must answer all the questions.
You must tag at least 4 people.


What book has been on your shelf the longest?

I’m not sure if this means my bookshelf or my TBR shelf, so I’ll answer both.

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I’ve had a book called The Imperfectionists on my TBR shelf since like, 2013 or something. I bought it, then got swept up in some other series and just never got around to it. It’s lived in like, four different houses/apartments and never been picked up. I feel kind of bad for it, actually.

As to which book I’ve owned the longest, it’s hard to say. I still have most of my childhood picture books. The rattiest ones, however, are The Cat in the Hat Comes Back and Horton Hears a Who.  Continue reading “I Dare You Book Tag”

Top 5 Patriotic Books

Happy Birthday America! We are one year older, if not one year wiser, and we plan to celebrate the most American way we know how: exploding things. In honor of America’s birthday I have compiled a list of the 5 most patriotic books on my bookshelf. Please do not mistake this for a list of the most patriotic books of all time. This is just what’s on my personal bookshelf. Continue reading “Top 5 Patriotic Books”

Review: 1776

10671776 by David McCullough

Genres: Non-fiction, History
Maturity Level: 2
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In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence – when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King’s men, the British commander, William Howe, an his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.


Well, I did it! I finished my first historical non-fiction book, and what a great way to start!

1776 was jam-packed with facts and stories, but still somehow read almost like a novel. Lacking dialogue, McCullough masterfully wove in letters almost as if the characters were speaking to one another. I felt as I was reading as though I was really getting to know characters like George Washington, Henry Knox, Charles Lee, and even a lowly private Martin. It was a fascinating book, leaving me wondering why McCullough didn’t write about the rest of the war. I’ve always loved military history, though I’ve never understood why, and finally getting a good look into the Revolutionary War was awesome. I really enjoyed this book, and it leaves me thinking I definitely want to read more of this genre that I’ve always been a little afraid of.