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

What Cats Do Book Tag

deb773bb59015df6035ce347608302cd--reading-books-kitty-catsThis tag is too cute! I love cats, even if (especially because?) they make my IQ seem to drop about 50 points any time they are visible. So when Kristin Kraves Books tagged anyone who loved cats, I figured I was a perfect candidate.

Rules:


Purr

As cats do when they’re happy or relaxed. What is the book that makes you the happiest or relaxed?

giphy (13)Probably the whole Harry Potter series! At this point reading them is like going home. Continue reading

I Messed Up Book Tag

I’ve seen this tag a couple of times now, and I just think it’s so funny! Most recently I saw it on Diary of a Bookfiend, and she tagged anyone who wanted to do it. Well, I want to do it. So tag, I’m it!


A character appearance that you misread or imagined differently.

Okay, remember when the casting for the Hunger Games movie came out and everyone was all pissed off because Rue was black? Yeah… I was one of those people.

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To clarify, I was NOT pissed off Rue was black! In fact, once I saw it I was like, “OH! DUH! Rue and Thrush are black!” But in the book they are simply described as having “very dark skin”, which I figured meant a Mediterranean deep olive coloring. I figured anyone who meant black would say black. It wasn’t until movie casting that I realized Katniss wouldn’t have a word in her vocabulary for that skin color and just described it the way she saw it. Oops. Continue reading

How I Choose My Books Tag

There is basically no rhyme or reason to the way I choose books. Sometimes I take recommendations, sometimes I just spot a book in a store that looks interesting, sometimes I seek out a particular kind of book. So this tag should be fairly interesting! Thanks to The Orangutan Librarian for tagging me!


Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?

8921The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I was actually working at Borders Books when they went out of business, and I got this book during the liquidation sale. 40% off! I wanted to read Sherlock, and this was the first I’d ever seen that was a stand-alone. Continue reading

The New Disney Princess Book Tag

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I saw this book tag on Flavia the Bibliophile, and even though I wasn’t tagged I just had to join in! I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of book tags I’ve done, and I am obsessed with Disney Princesses. Am I also procrastinating on starting a book that’s been on my tbr for way too long because I secretly don’t really want to read it? Maybe.

Rules:

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoevver tagged you.
  • Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews & Zuky @ Book Bum)
  • Play a game of tag at the end!

Snow White

The Book (like the movie) That Started It All
Favorite Debut Book From an Author

51GfkFJuPCL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Mmmmm, so hard to pick, but probably The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I mean, it’s just one of my favorite books period. It’s so romantic and dreamlike. I wish Le Cirque des Rêves was a real place. Continue reading

Review: Cuckoo’s Calling

16160797Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

Series: Cormoran Strike
Genres: Mystery, Crime, Fiction
Maturity Level: 5
View on Goodreads
Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆


After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.

Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this.


Oh. My. Word.

So, let me start off by saying that I am not at all well-versed in the mystery genre, and have very little to compare to. I have been wanting to get into this genre for a while now, but wasn’t really sure where to begin. So when I saw Cuckoo’s Calling on sale for $6 I figured, why not?

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The College Freshman Book Tag

Created by Little Blind Book Finds. View the original post here.

It’s been ten entire years since I was a freshman in college. Wow. It doesn’t feel like it. I’m not very good at this adulting thing… Anyway, but because I am a teacher and my husband works at a university, I don’t feel all that removed from the college experience, so this book tag really caught my attention. This should be fun!

Rules:

  1. Give credit to the creator. (That’s Little Blind Book Finds, y’all.)
  2. Answer the questions to the best of your ability! You don’t have to be in college or have gone to college to answer these!
  3. Tag three people to complete the tag.

 

The Roommate

Roommates can be a hit or miss experience freshman year, especially when you don’t get the opportunity to pick who you room with. Name a character you’d love to be roommates with and one you’d hate to be roommates with.

downloadThere are two book characters that I would have loved being roommates with in college. The first is Cath from Fangirl. Cath would be a great roommate because she is low-key, preferring to stay in rather than going out all hours of the night (just like me!), and low maintenance. She would be there to hang out with on a Friday night when everyone else was out partying, but if I needed some space she wouldn’t be desperate for my company. Plus, if we can just pretend Simon Snow is Harry Potter, than we could have been the biggest fangirls of all time together. I don’t know anyone else who loves Harry Potter like I do! The other character who would be a great roommate is Sam Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings. If he took care of me the way he took care of Frodo, I would call myself one lucky hobbit.

I would absolutely never ever want to be roommates with Draco Malfoy. He’s a jerk, he’s a racist, and I would get tired of hearing him talk about himself all the time. And even though his mom was always sending him sweets, I bet he never shared. Continue reading