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Bookish Tags: Hamilton Book Tag

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Like everyone else on the internet I’ve taken quite a liking to the Broadway Musical about the American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Okay, I haven’t been able to stop listening to the soundtrack but that’s beside the point. If you haven’t listened to any of the songs the entire album is on Spotify. Anyway, a Youtuber by the name of Maureen created a tag involving both Hamilton and books! To check out the original video you can click here to watch it.

A quick warning before starting that there may be spoilers below. Proceed with caution! If you haven’t read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and don’t want to be spoiled stop reading NOW.

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Question 1: “The Room Where It Happens”

A book world you’d put yourself into..

6547258For this question I’m picking Scadrial or The Final Empire in the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. It’s not the cleanest of places, but there are so many different areas to explore. Not to mention the interesting people who live there. I’ve always wanted to visit a high-fantasy world and Sanderson is an expert at creating complex ones.

Question 2: “The Schuyler Sisters” 

An Underrated Female Character..

7417780 (1)My choice has to be Georgie Finch from Melina Marchetta’s novel The Piper’s Son. This book is highly underrated and although the plot itself is subtle it carries a powerful message of family. Georgie has to go through misfortunes of death and betrayal, but regardless of her heartbreak still she finds time to help her depressed nephew. She’s a wonderful character that deserves more appreciation.

Question 3: “My Shot” 

A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them..

27190613This one goes to a new favorite character of mine. Ladislav – the daughter of Vlad Dracul (yes, that Vlad!) knows exactly what she wants and doesn’t follow the rules. She is bloodthirsty and violently protective of those she cares about, which is few. Lada is brutally honest and won’t hesitate to rip out someone’s throat. How lovely. She is a main character in the new novel And I Darken by Kiersten White.

Question 4: “Burn” 

The Most Heartbreaking end to a Relationship You’ve Read..

27362503It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. My heart hurts. In the event of massive spoilers I won’t say anything else. Read this book!

Question 5: “You’ll Be Back”

Sassiest Villain.. 

17675462The only villain that comes to mind instantly is Piper Greenmantle from The Raven Boys Quartet by Maggie Stiefvater. Or really any of the villains in this series. Although she isn’t my favorite evil character of all time her comments are golden, and I can’t help but laugh every time she speaks to her husband.

Question 6: “The Reynolds Pamphlet”

A book with a twist you didn’t see coming..

8490112For this answer I’m picking Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor. It was such a creative twist to a story that already had me clenched within its claws. This trilogy keeps getting better and better. I knew this story was weird, but I would have never guessed what would happen. It’s fantastic!

Question 7: “Non-Stop”

A series you marathoned.. 

angelfall-susan-eeI’ll admit that I was late to this party, but decided that I finally had to read it. When I started Angelfall by Susan Ee I was hooked. The first book reads like a movie and everything is so easy to visualize. After finishing one book I couldn’t stop. I remember staying up all night reading World After (book two) and rushing to finish the last book. It was worth it.

Question 8: “Satisfied”

Your favorite book with multiple Point of Views.. 

11264999There are so many books I could’ve picked and I’m sure many others have chosen this as well but I couldn’t help it. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin is the ultimate book when it comes to a wide variety of characters. Each character adds to the massive scope of A Song of Ice and Fire. For those of you who were wondering, Arya and Jon are my favorite characters to read from.

Question 9: “Stay Alive” 

A character you wish was still alive..

A Little LifeWillem. Do I even have to explain? For more about this heartbreaking and fantastic story read my review here. It’s my favorite book of all time.

Question 10: “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”

A Book/Series that you believe will be remembered in history..

3What other book is there to pick besides Harry Potter by J.K Rowling? It 11016gave magic to an entire generation and then some. But in order to be a little more interesting with my answer I decided to pick my favorite classic too. Jane Eyre.

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Bookish Tags, To My Reader

Bookish Tags: The Book Courtship Tag

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Many of these tags are taken from book vloggers on YouTube and my plan is to do one every Friday. The Bookish Courtship Tag was originally created by Jessie the Reader. Here we go.

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?

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Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary?

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Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?

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Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

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Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?

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Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?

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Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?

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Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

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Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re read many times in the future?

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What do you think?

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Bookish Tags: The Social Media Book Tag

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To celebrate my return to blogging I wanted to start doing some book tags. Many of these tags are taken from book vloggers on YouTube and my plan is to do one every Friday. This should be fun! So without further ado, here is The Social Media Book Tag.

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Twitter: Favorite short book?

My answer for this has to be The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. It’s such a magical story and comes in at a total of 181 pages. It’s rich in plot and characters that will leave you wanting so much more.

FacebookFacebook: A book that everybody pressured you to read.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I’m currently doing a re-read of the book so I can continue on with the series. The fourth book is set to be released in the fall. I remember a bunch of friends telling me I just had to read this new fantasy book. I plan on making a blog post about re-reading books in the near future.

TumblrTumblr: A book you read before it was cool. 

I’d have to say either The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon or The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Both are wonderful books and they have recently been getting a lot of attention in the book community.

MyspaceMyspace: A book you don’t remember whether you liked it or not.

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler. I don’t remember much about the book, let alone if I liked it or not.

InstagramInstagram: A book that was so beautiful you had to instagram. 

I’m going to cheat and say the whole Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Those books are so gorgeous!

YoutubeYouTube: A book you wish would be turned into a movie.

Um. Maybe The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Only if they do it right. It could also work as a TV show.

GoodreadsGoodreads: A book that you would recommend to everyone. 

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. What a wonderful book!

I hope you enjoyed this tag. Everyone should do it if they want to. My Goodreads, Pinterest, and Tumblr links are listed above if you want to check them out.

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