The Book Blogger Test Tag

Thanks to the coffeeloving bookoholic for tagging me in this one! As you all know, I am always up for a good book tag. Especially since I am FINALLY running out of backlogged reviews, and need something to talk about. lol

The Rules

  • thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  • answer the ten questions asked on this post
  • nominate at least five people to do it also

1. Top 3 Book Pet Hates

  1. It really bugs me why my editions of a series don’t match. Even hard/soft back. And don’t even get me started when they change the look of a series halfway through. Just no.
  2. I hate when books try too hard. Honestly, I just want to be entertained. I don’t need all of your pretentious attempts at being Dickens, thanks.
  3. Movie poster covers. Enough said.

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Hocus Pocus Book Tag

Because it wouldn’t be Halloween without Hocus Pocus, and I wouldn’t be doing my job right if I wasn’t spreading the Hocus Pocus love, I’ve created my very own blog tag.

Dun dun DUUUUUNNNN!!!!!

I hope you enjoy it! I’ve certainly had fun dreaming it up and creating it.

Rules:

There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But if would be nice if you linked back to me, and maybe the person who tagged you too. Share the love folks.


The Sanderson Sisters

A great trilogy.

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It should be a surprise to no one that I’m choosing The Lord of the Rings. I mean, favorite book, obviously favorite trilogy. Do I need to say any more? Continue reading

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Because if you know me, you know that I have lots of unpopular opinions, and I really enjoy sharing them. Especially when I’m right. 😛

Saw this one on thebookcorps and I couldn’t resist tagging myself. Because I can never get enough of unpopular opinions. Also, I agreed with every single one of hers, so they can’t be THAT unpopular! Check out Laura and her blog, always a good read.


A Popular Book or Book Series You Didn’t Like

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Guys, I don’t like The Mortal Instruments. They’re stupid, and childish, and not even particularly well-written. Which is too bad, really, because I can usually get behind anything that involves the slaying of evil creatures. Also, I couldn’t get past how much I hated all the characters’ names. Continue reading

Disney Sidekicks Book Tag

I usually post a tag on Sunday, because tags are fun. But I haven’t been tagged for one in a while. (Come on buddies, step it up!) So I went hunting for one in my reader. And of course, anything with Disney is going to catch my eye. I saw this tag on Books and Other Pursuits, go and check her out!


Mushu: Favorite hilarious character or comedy/funny book

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As I mentioned earlier this week on The Calendar Girls, Where’d You Go Bernadette is the funniest book I have ever read. Even my husband loved it! It’s a unique book too, told almost completely using documents, rather than in narrative form. I highly recommend to anyone who loves satire.  Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice Book Tag

I saw this tag at RiverMoose Reads, and I thought it was just so much fun. I don’t think it’s a secret how much I just loooooovvvveee Pride and Prejudice. In light of my current read, Eligible, and P & P modern re-telling, I thought this seemed like an appropriate tag for me to do this weekend. 🙂

Rules

  • Link back to Laura and Emma’s original posts so we can see all of your answers! (Just copy and paste these instructions)
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag a maximum of 10 people

While Mr. Bennet silently reads in the study, and Mrs. Bennet’s tales of woe can be heard from miles away, you spend a lovely afternoon in the garden with your dramatic and doting sisters. What is a favourite novel of yours that features a strong sibling relationship?

Other than the obvious choice of Jane and Elizabeth?

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I love Little Women. The Marches have such an interesting and unique family dynamic. I love how even though all of the sisters are different, they celebrate each other for their individuality, and that’s what makes them stronger and able to make it through the hard times. And while, yes, there are some sisterly spats, jealousy, and growing pains, the Marches really love each other. Such a special book. Continue reading

What Makes Me Happy

I was tagged by Alex at coffeeloving bookaholic for this tag a couple of weeks ago. Going into a new school year, I definitely need to focus on the happy, so this is great timing!

5 Things That Make You Happy!

  1. My family
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    I have the best family. My son is so filled with joy and fun, and every day he impresses me with his increasing wealth of knowledge. I’m having so much fun sharing my love of books with him! I have the best husband in the world, who takes such good care of me and our family. I don’t know what I would do without him. Family is the most important thing to me, and I’m lucky to have such a great one.
  2. Is books too obvious?
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    Because, well, obviously. But they do! It’s so nice to have a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy, stressful day and join the world of my latest book. To leave behind my own struggles and cares for ones that I know will resolve in a couple of hundred pages! To learn more about myself and what it means to be human. To have adventure, and true love, and MAGIC.
  3. Music
    I actually studied music in college. Music has always been a huge part of my life. It’s rare to find me doing anything without music on in the background, and one of my favorite parts of the day is driving home with the music turned all the way up and singing along.
  4. Brooklyn 99
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    We don’t watch a lot of TV at our house, with the exception of college football in the fall. (GO FROGS!) But we never miss an episode of Brooklyn 99. There has never been a show that has made me laugh out loud like this. Except Arrested Development, obviously. Andy Sandburg is such a lovable goofball, and the whole cast is genius together. Every character is my favorite. I like to think of myself as a mix of Amy and Rosa.
  5. Animals
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    Any animal, really. They don’t even have to be cute. I’ve often said that I love animals better than people. I especially love my pets, Percy (cat) and Petey (dog). Percy will always be my first baby.

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Hogwarts Tag

I know this may come as a bit of a shock, but I love Harry Potter. *GASP!!!*

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Like, seriously.

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Okay, so I played Pottermore consistently, every single day, for two years. I’m really into Harry Potter.

So when The Orangutan Librarian tagged me on this one I pretty much freaked out and left several all-caps comments in a row. My silent fangirling puts the gifs of the internet to shame. I mean, just LOOK at my grammar! It’s fallen all into disarray because I am so freaking exciting about the Hogwarts Tag.

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P.S. If anyone wants to pay my way to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I would love you for the rest of eternity. Continue reading