Miscellaneous: Awards/Tags is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.
The Seasons of Book Blogging Tag
Some tag information:
- Thank the creator and the individual who tagged you
- Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there
- State the best gift you’ve received after answering the prompt on your birthday month
- Tag anyone
Canadian Thanksgiving is in October…but I’ll give thanks to Lionsgate and The Hunger Games franchise for sparking the interest to begin reading again. It was definitely the novelty of the games that got me interested; which gave off similarities to many of the video games I’ve played.
This really depends on who I’m gifting for. In a perfect world, I’d totally give someone a book I haven’t read so I could [potentially] borrow it afterwards LOL. An example of this is Brandon Sanderson’s Elantris. But, I’d honestly give someone money instead because money is always needed.
…begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!
I don’t remember forming any concrete goal-solutions for 2015 except for figuring out the deets of my self-hosting shenanigans. Figuring out the kinks to rebranding is difficult stuff—so, no, I haven’t kept at it.
Because I’m still on a Six of Crow high…
Romantic: …probably Kaz and Inej?
Bromantic: Jesper and Wylan (of course there’s a subtlety to this you could argue)
…is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book/series you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.
Perhaps I’d wipe any thought of having seen the Harry Potter movies so, perhaps, I’d finish reading the books instead…HAHA, that’s probably a lie. I’d probably end up watching the films (again) anyhow.
…is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
We Were Liars. I’m not going to say anything more than that.
…is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
Taking an academic perspective, I quite enjoyed the Shakespeare plays I studied in highschool. It wasn’t all that terrible. Sure I was often confused with the language and didn’t know what to make of it but it was definitely an that I didn’t know what to make of it.
…is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
I gravitate towards other mediums of entertainment (i.e. television) if I’m not reading and what I seem to watch really depends on the mood and what’s available. For comedic intent: perhaps The Mindy Project. Something that’s a thinker: How To Get Away With Murder. Or a crime procedural like Limitless or Criminal Minds. But really, it depends.
Pushing through the boring exposition in the early goings of More Than This, feeling anxiety attacks courtesy of [character name] and discovering this new-but-familiar world just to make it to the end of the book? Amazeballs.
…is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
I haven’t read a lot of debut authors this year but from hype alone, perhaps Victoria Aveyard or Sabaa Tahir? Red Queen was full of meh and I haven’t read Ember in the Ashes yet but I do have it. My focus is really on whether or not any debut authors edging the point of finishing their trilogy (because it’s usually a trilogy) will rise above their previous work.
Instead of saying The Outsiders time and time again, I’ll go with Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale. Sure I only rated it 3/5 after the fact but it was still an engrossing read during academic studies when everything was angst ridden and rage against the world (I assure you that I was not angsty). It was definitely one of many dystopian fiction that propelled me to enjoy the genre.
As of right now: Kell (A Darker Shade of Magic). Someone figure out a way to get me his damn coat. Think of all the wondrous things you could keep in it. Like food. Snackages on the go anytime, anywhere.
Amy @ Book Enthral
Analee @ Book Snacks
Ashley @ Socially Awkward Bookworm
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard
Jasmine @ Jasmine Pearl Reads
Jesse Nicholas @ Books At Dawn
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
JM Cabral @ Revelations of a Book Freak
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
MC @ Blame It On The Books
Nick @ The Paper Dragon
Nicolette Elzie @ Nicolette Elzie
Rachana @ Addicted To Young Adult Fiction
Reg @ She Latitude
RJ @ Heir of Ravenclaw
Sarah & Faith @ Sublime Reads
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants and Reads
Veda @ Bookzillian Society
Victoria Jayne @ Addlepates and Book Nerds
Summer @ Xing Sings
…and you if you would like to do it!
Winter, where you at? SNOW, WHERE YOU AT? Go away El Nino Sir….