Ah, it’s been a while since I did a tag. I used to do at least one a week, but I haven’t been tagged in a while. Thanks to Dani @ Mousai Books for tagging me in this one! I don’t know if she knew what a big Taylor Swift fan I am, but here we are! Cue the music on my computer, and let’s go!
The Creator & the Rules
The creator of this tag (and the header!) is Sara @ The Bibliophagist! As for the rules:
↠ Link back to the creator, Sara @ The Bibliophagist! ↠ Answer the questions. ↠ Tag whoever you want and link back to the person who tagged you!
I Forgot that You Existed
A book from your childhood that you don’t remember anything about
I know I read The Sign of the Beaver in second grade, but I have no idea what I read. Probably because our teacher would just send us out in the hall to have book-club with no instruction or supervision. Yeah, because eight-year-olds can handle that…
I saw this post on Darque Dreamer Reads MONTHS ago. I don’t think she tagged me, but I liked it so much that I bookmarked it. There are so many PRETTY covers out there, and I just want to share them with you all! Then I can go awkwardly hug all my books… Because that’s not weird…
Thank the lovely person who tagged you, spread the love!
Mention Tiana @ The Book Raven as the awesome) creator of this book tag!
Use the original tag image in your post. (However, Feel free to add whatever other graphics your heart desires!)
At least tag 1 fellow blogger for this tag. Even if your like me sometimes and feel a bit lazy 😉
List the rules
“No Ideas But in Things”
A book cover that perfectly expresses the novel inside it
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 Vanity Fairby William Makepeace Thackeray.
Once again we’re starting with a book I haven’t read! I may have seen the movie many years ago, but if I have I don’t remember it. So this first connection is going to be a little tenuous, but bear with me. Vanity Fair was written by William Makepeace Thackeray, whose name, of course, reminds me of Thackeray Binks from Hocus Pocus! (Is anyone surprised???) Which inspired the all-new book… Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation: Vanity Fair to Ella Enchanted”→
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
You guys! THIS BOOK WAS SO CUTE!!!! It takes all the things that make a perfect YA book for me: nerd culture, light & upbeat feel, adorable romance, and fairy-tale re-telling. I just loved it!
If you could invite one book character to dinner, who would it be?
SCREW THAT! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO PICK JUST ONE?!?!?!?!
Luckily for me (and all of my dinner plates…) I saw this awesome tag on Kristin Kraves Books that lets me pick more than one person. Yay! It was created by NEHOMAS2 over on BookTube, so go on over and show those ladies some love.
So, who will be at my dinner party? I can’t wait to find out!
A Character Who Cooks or Likes to Cook
Agnieszka from Uprooted
I feel like between her actual cooking skills and her much improved magic, Agnieszka could make us something very delicious. And maybe as long as she’s here make me some nicer clothes. And then perhaps we could be gal pals. Continue reading “The Literary Dinner Party Tag”→
I saw this tag on River-Moose Reads, and it combines two of my favorite things, books and music, so I saved it for a rainy day. It’s not actually raining right now, but that’s not the point. The POINT is that a) you should go check out River-Moose Reads right now and b) I want to do this book/music tag!
A song you must listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it
A book you’ll never get sick of
At one point I was re-reading Pride and Prejudice every year. When ever we “play” the desert island game, if I could only take ONE book it would probably be the collected works of Jane Austen. I could just read about Elizabeth and Darcy until the end of time! Continue reading “OMG This Song! Book Tag”→
I did this tag last year, and I was so much fun! It was maybe the first book tag I ever did? Can’t remember for sure… Anyway, I was surprised to see it going around again this year. Does it make the rounds every year? I wouldn’t know, I guess I’m still a bit of a book blogging newbie. 🙂
Anywho, after seeing it on a couple of blogs, I decided to tag myself. Which, I am happy to say, Kay at Hammock of Books invited me to do, so there.
Being a teacher is rough, but I have to admit, summer vacation is an awesome perk. Don’t get me wrong, I’m probably going to be doing a lot of work this summer lesson planning and stuff, and I’m taking care of my sweet baby too, but it’s definitely going to be better than getting up early and going to work every day.
My plans for this summer include:
Getting back into excercising
Zoo trips on Mondays
Possible beach trip
Did I say reading?
Last summer I probably read about twenty books. And while I think I’ve got a little more on my plate this summer and won’t quite be able to manage that, I’m really looking forward to what I have coming up. Continue reading “My Summer Reading List”→
I’m not a huge planner. In the past the things that I’ve planned have always seemed to … not work out. You can plan and plan and plan, but inevitably something doesn’t go the way you thought it would, and you have to re-do EVERYTHING. So I’ve sort of stopped planning. I keep ’em vague.
I DO like goals. That’s different. But let’s not go into that, lol.
All this to say, I don’t really have a plan for this blog going into 2018. I’m just going to do what I did this year: do whatever I want and see which direction it goes.
But there are a couple of things that are solid and (probably) going to happen, so let’s take a look at those.
Setting my goal for 30 books. This is a lot less than 2017, but there’s a few good reasons.
Giving birth and maternity leave. I’m trying to be realistic here.
As you’ll read below, there’s a couple of behemoths on my list. Like, 800 pagers. They’ll slow me down quite a bit.
I can always bump it up, but not down. I mean, you can, but how would you live with yourself?