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

Who Am I Tag

Okay, let me just get this out of the way.

“Who am I? I’m JEAN VALJEAN!”

Whew. Okay, that’s over. At least there wasn’t a gif. Apologies if you have no idea what’s going on. That was meant to be sung, btw. And props to you if you know which lyric comes next.

Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for tagging me! You have no way of knowing this, but my husband is basically obsessed with personality types, and he’s been begging me to re-take the Myers Briggs for the umpteenth time, because he thinks he’s FINALLY found the type that suits me. (I always end up smack-dab in the middle of 3 out of the 4 categories, lol.)

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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

Total Eclipse

TODAY IS THE DAAAAAYYY!!!!!

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Okay, I’ve never seen a solar eclipse. It’s not going to be a total eclipse where I live, but it’ll still be more of an eclipse than anything I’ve ever seen before. I’m pretty excited. The only bummer is that since it’s the beginning of the school year we haven’t done our sun/moon/earth unit in science class yet, so my students don’t really know what’s going on. Also, I don’t have any eclipse glasses. Probably just going to risk regular sunglasses. (Shhhh! Don’t tell!)

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To celebrate such a unique celestial event, I thought I would honor the books I’ve read that have successfully eclipsed life. The books that I got so sucked in to that I didn’t even notice the rest of life going by around me. Books that drew me in so deeply that it was hard to pull myself back out, whether because I was done or because I had to, you know, adult. Continue reading