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90’s Movie Tag

A special thanks to Jess & Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser who tagged me! 🙂 Being a 90’s baby, I am biased, but I think it is THE BEST decade ever!


The Tag

She’s All That

Name a book that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly

The Raging Ones
Franny and Court. I think I may be just as confused as they are about everything. 

10 Things I Hate About You

A book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with

GoT

Considering my favorite character (Khal Drogo) has been dead since the first book/season, you can understand how I feel. Make me fall in love with someone and then abandon me to my sorrows, George! Not just once, but pretty much every time.

Clueless

A character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway

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Harley Quinn for sure. Smart in one instance, but she always has those one-liners or is in her own little world. Regardless, she makes me laugh!

Titanic

Name a book that made you cry

Me Before You

Both the book and the movie had me sobbing!

American Pie

A book that makes you laugh

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

Caroline is my favorite nosy, gossipy sister that is spot on with her assumptions, but her means of showing it were hilarious.

Can’t Hardly Wait

A book with a crazy party

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby– You all know what I’m talking about from high school.

Cruel Intentions

Name a character that you can never fully trust

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So, Jess & Teagan wrote down this answer and I can’t help but agree. Amy would be the friend you’d always on your side, but could flip the switch at any second.

Drive Me Crazy

Name your favorite “boy next door” or “girl next door”  couple

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus are so cute!

Scream

A book with a memorable villain

Lone Survivor

Sorry to be realistic for a moment, but the shepherds in this true story I will always remember. I think they were deceitful and were spared, but are so hateful towards Americans that they can’t see any of us as good. They played a part in killing people who did nothing to hurt them personally. Don’t even get me started.

The Craft

Name a book with witches

Harry Potter

Obvi.


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What do you think of our choices? Would any of these make your 90’s Movie list? 

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The Book Blogger Confession Tag

I saw this on someone’s blog (I don’t remember who) and had to do it!

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1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish? Unfortunately (maybe fortunately), I can’t bring myself to DNF. Sorry I’m not sorry. It’s the Type A in me.

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2. Which book is your guilty pleasure? The Selection by Kiera Cass. It’s the literary version of the Bachelor (which I secretly can’t help but watch).

 

 

 

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3. Which book do you love to hate? Eleanor & Park. I felt like a pedophile the whole time I read it and I just didn’t see the point. *Avoids tomatoes being thrown at her*

 

 

 

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4. Which book would you throw into the sea? Life of Pi. I didn’t enjoy reading this in school. It was weird.

 

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice

 

5. Which book have you read the most? Pride & Prejudice is such a light, easy read. I could read it every day for the rest of my life. And one of the few novels where I prefer the female protagonist over anyone else in the entire novel.

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present? A self-help book.

 

 

The Hobbit

 

7. Which book could you not live without? Initially, I was thinking Harry Potter, but I don’t really care for the last 3 books of the series. And I’ve read The Hobbit more times.

 

 

 

 

My Sister's Keeper

 

8. Which book made you the angriest? My Sister’s Keeper. Surprisingly, I enjoyed the movie ending better. This just made me mad!

 

 

 

Me Before You

 

9. Which book made you cry the most? There are times where you feel like your love is not enough for someone and it is a terrible feeling, no matter if you make them the happiest person alive. The feelings I felt were real in this novel and it takes me a lot to cry!

 

 

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

 

10. Which book cover do you hate the most? Hands down…this book. No questions asked.

 

 

 

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Song Book Tag

I saw this on RiverMoose-Reads and thought it would be a fun one!


MY JAM:

A SONG YOU MUST LISTEN TO EVERY TIME IT COMES ON, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR HOW MANY TIMES YOU’VE LISTENED TO IT

Honor by Atreyu – This is my favorite song of all time. For those of you who don’t know, I am a big rocker. I actually have a tattoo of some lyrics from this song on my ribs:

We’ll wear our scars
Like Medals of hope

A BOOK YOU’LL NEVER GET SICK OF

Pride and Prejudice


THROWBACK:

A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF THE CRINGIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen – This reminds me of college. Used this as a pickup line on a dare to someone who happened to be a Green Bay Packers player. Also, there was a charity event going on and they played this literally a whole weekend, so I will always hate this song.

 A BOOK THAT ALSO REMINDS YOU OF THIS TIME (OR JUST SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T LIKE AS MUCH IF YOU PICKED IT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW)

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Middle school…


REPLAY:

A RECENT SONG YOU HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW

The Void by Parkway Drive

A RECENT FAVORITE BOOK

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GETS ME:

THIS SONG IS ME

The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

THIS BOOK IS ME IN BOOK FORM

Victoria Vanishes This was a Mystery Book Discussion topic at my local library last month. And one thing that kept on being mentioned was that, at times, this novel was difficult to tell what was happening to who because the author made it scatter-brained and all over the place. I thought it was easy to understand! ha! But for those of you who know me, that is exactly how my brain works…a bunch of random thoughts not in any order 🙂

 

 


WUT:

WEIRD BUT I LIKE IT?

RX (Medicate) by Theory of a Deadman – I am not into drugs nor have never done them, and this is not my usual tune, but for whatever reason, I find it super catchy.

 A UNIQUE BOOK THAT STUCK OUT TO YOU FOR WHATEVER REASON

Our House


LET’S GO:

BEST PUMP UP SONG (FOR WORKOUTS OR JUST LIFE) –

Notorious by Adelitas Way – So I met the lead singer way back in the day before they were popular and appeared on the Bachelor.

A BOOK THAT INSPIRED YOU

La La Lovely


CHILL:

FAVORITE CHILL, RELAXING SONG

Good Times by All Time Low – So I NEVER liked this band growing up, but I really enjoy this song. It makes me happy.

A BOOK YOU’D CURL UP WITH AND READ ON A RAINY DAY

Harry Potter


ADDICTING:

GUILTY PLEASURE SONG – ONE THAT’S CATCHY AND ADDICTING BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF SUBSTANCE

Live for the Drop by Capital Kings – Another…not my typical genre, but it makes me want to dance.

GUILTY PLEASURE READ

The Selection


 

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Mid Year Freak Out Tag

I saw this on Kay Wisteria’s Hammock of Books blog. I can’t believe this year is already halfway over!


1. Best Book You’ve Read This Year?

War of the Staffs

War of the Staffs

 

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?

King’s Blood

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3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To?

Onyx & Ivory – I’ll be reading this next 🙂

Onyx and Ivory

 

4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?

Dance of Thieves – I received the ARC of this and am so exicted to read it! Plus, the cover is beautiful!

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5. Biggest Disappointment?

The Beloveds – There was so much potential for this and it just completely fell flat.

The Beloveds

 

6. Biggest Surprise?

Wintersong series – I was expecting to like Wintersong and Shadowsong so much more than I did, but I found it disappointing. The protagonist had no respect for herself.

Shadowsong

 

7. Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?

Holly Black! – I loved The Cruel Prince and I can’t wait for The Wicked King!

The Cruel Prince

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

William Lytton from The Mayflower Bride – Talk about effort and chivalry.

The Mayflower Bride

 

9. Newest Favorite Character?

Joker from Dark Nights event – How could I not? Always has been and always will be my favorite villain.

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10. Book That Made You Cry?

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher  How about a book that made me cry because it was so horrible?

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

 

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Okayest Mom – This was a fun, easy, and happy read.

Okayest Mom

 

12. Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?

The Darkest Minds – I haven’t read this yet, but just bought it and look forward to reading it before the movie comes out in theaters!

Darkest Minds

 

13. Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?

I would have to say A Letter To My Ex. It is probably the most deep I will get on here and it felt so good after I wrote it down!

 

14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?

Not That I Could Tell – This just looks like the perfect summer night!

Not That I Could Tell

 

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?

Here are a few:


I can’t believe already half of 2018 is gone! So many books, so little time! I’m tagging anyone interested in posting this 🙂

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This or That Book Tag

I saw this on Bentley’s blog, Book Bastion. Make sure to check out his blog and his answers to this tag, too.

Let me know what you would choose!


Reading on the Bed or the Couch?

Ugh! This is hard. I find the couch more comfortable, however, because of that, I am most likely to fall asleep while reading on the couch. I definitely can stay up much longer reading in bed.

Male Main Character or Female Main Character?

Male! I don’t know if it’s because I’m female or what, but I generally like them so much more. Typically, there is less drama. Then again, I tend to like the characters that get pushed aside by the female characters.

American Assassin(Mitch Rapp…always my #1 book boyfriend)

Sweet Snacks or Salty Snacks while reading?

Nothing! I can’t use both hands to read my book then!

Trilogies or Quartets?

You know, this is another hard one. Trilogies are more common, but the second book is generally a fluffer, which I find annoying.

At the same time, quartets can also make me feel like a series can be consolidated in less books, while still clearly getting the point across.

Reading First Person or Third Person POV?

First person! And I think in relation to movies, the emotions and thoughts running through the protagonist’s head is missed when not shown in this point-of-view.

Reading at Night, or in the Morning?

Whenever I can! Life is busy, but I’m shooting for one comic and one novel a week.

Libraries or Bookstores?

I don’t discriminate…

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Books that make you laugh or cry?

Probably cry…it’s hard to make me laugh, especially in a book (more likely to happen in a movie). Plus, my type of humor isn’t really covered in books…Impractical Jokers is more my style.

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Black book covers or white covers?

Black! My books look pretty dang near perfect after I finish reading them. White would make that a lot harder to maintain.

Character driven or Plot driven?

Plot! I generally don’t fall in love with many characters in a book, unless they happen to be side characters, of course. So with my favorite characters generally not having a huge role to play, the plot really drives whether or not I would like to continue with a series. The characters definitely make a story better, but are not the end all be all for me.


If I haven’t tagged you, and you’d like to participate – do it! Let me know in the comments below so that I know it’s okay to tag you in the future.

Tagging:

Becky @Velvet Spade Reads
Sam @RiverMoose-Reads
Alanna@One Page At A Time
Jess & Teagan @Fiction No Chaser
Judith @Chain Interaction


 

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Quiz: Sort Your Dog Into A Hogwarts House

I saw this quiz over at Breanna’s blog and I couldn’t pass it up! I took her out for her birthday dinner and told her I was stealing this! My blog is Synopses by Sarge, named after my beloved pup! Initially, I was thinking he was a full-blown Hufflepuff, but he is also a Gryffindor (like his momma!).


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Name: Sarge
Breed:  German Shepherd
Age: 7 months
Favorite Food: Anything and Everything
Favorite Treat: Puppuccino
Favorite Toy: Ball
Favorite Activity: Being Chased
Best Trick:
 Being off leash and not running away ha

 

 

 

1. You take your dog to the a brand new dog park. They:
✓⃝ Bravely bounce into the park, introducing themselves to all the dogs.
⃝  Stick right by your side, annoyed if another dog tries to approach you.
⃝  Are mostly interested in the agility toys (hoops, jumps) set up.
⃝  Quickly introduce themselves to the other humans present, figuring out how to get pets/scratches from each.

2. You place a treat under one of three upside-down cups. They:

⃝  Wait for you to reveal where the treat is.
✓⃝⃝  Sniff until they’ve found the right cup, and push it over to receive the treat.
⃝   Immediately go to the correct cup and treat, no sniffing required.
⃝  Knock over all three cups to find the treat.

3. A visitor comes over for the first time. Your dog:
⃝   Runs happily up to the person, wagging their tail.
⃝  Sticks by your side until you indicate that the visitor is okay.
⃝  Does something new and unexpected each time you have a new visitor.
✓⃝⃝  Doesn’t let the person in until they have been thoroughly sniffed and approved of.

4. It’s time for a treat! Your dog prefers:
✓⃝ Pretty much anything you give them. They’re always up for something new!
⃝  A simple puzzle toy, like a Kong filled with peanut butter
⃝  A complex puzzle toy, where they have to solve a puzzle to get a treat dispensed (like a shuffle board or flip board)
⃝  A chew, such as a bull stick or beef knuckle

5. Does your dog have any nervous habits?
⃝   Nope, they’re always confident.
⃝ ✓⃝They yawn.
⃝  They hide.
⃝  They stick out their tongue or lick their nose.

6. Does your dog bark a lot?
✓⃝⃝  Only if approached by an unfamiliar dog or person.
⃝   All the time.
⃝  Only if you ask them to “speak”.
⃝  Yes, but only at a low volume.

7. You take your dog to an obedience class. They:
⃝  Grow bored after a while and start exploring the area.
⃝  Keep trying until they get every command perfectly.
✓⃝ Pick the commands up quicker than all the other dogs in the class.
⃝  Figure out how to get to the treats without following a command.

8. Would your dog make a good service dog?
⃝   Maybe. They’re generally kind to everyone, but also love adventures.
✓⃝⃝  Absolutely! My dog would do anything for me.
⃝  Sure – they’re a quick learner.
⃝  Nope, there’s no way they wouldn’t get into trouble.

9. You take your dog hiking. They:
⃝  Run ahead to scout out the trail.
✓⃝ Never get tired and stick by your side the whole time.
⃝  Want to sniff everything.
⃝  Stay close, but as the leader of your “pack.”

10. You give your dog a new toy. They:
✓⃝ Destroy it.
⃝  Are obsessed with it and play with it for hours.
⃝  Quickly grow bored with it.
⃝  Would rather play with the packaging.

Results:
A: 4 | B: 4 | C: 1 | D: 1

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Mostly As: Gryffindor – your dog is courageous, brave, and chivalrous.
Mostly Bs: Hufflepuff – your dog is a hard worker, is patient, just, and loyal.
Mostly Cs: Ravenclaw – your dog is intelligent, creative, a quick learner, and witty.
Mostly Ds: Slytherin – your dog is ambitious, cunning, resourceful, and a good leader.

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Book Blogger Insider Tag

I saw this over on Kay Wisteria’s blog Hammock of Books and thought this would be a great tag to start my new Thursday Tags.


Where do you typically write your blog posts? Generally, I write them on my couch on my laptop with my dog’s head on my lap 🙂

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How long does it generally take you to write a book review? It really depends on the book! It depends on how much I loved or hated (sorry!) a book. For the in-betweeners, those seem to take me the longest to write. Also, if there are a ton of quotes I loved, it makes it way easier.

When did you start your book blog? January! It’s a work in progress, but so worth it.

What is the worst thing about having a book blog in your opinion? It takes a lot of time! And I think I stress myself out sometimes by giving myself deadlines for a review every week haha.

What is the best thing about having a book blog in your opinion? The community! Everyone is really supportive and it’s a large group of people who feel the same infinite love for books that I do.

What blog post have you had the most fun writing so far? This is a hard question. I’m not sure. I think it’s easier to say the ones I didn’t enjoy as much, or were more difficult.

What is your favorite type of blog post to write? Definitely the review of ARCs. The authors and publishers really appreciate it and it’s great to hear the feedback from the authors!

When do you typically write? Whenever I can fit it into my schedule. At night, before work, etc.

Do you review every book you read? Yes! Anyways, I have to in order to keep up with my review post schedule haha.

How do you write your book reviews? With a cup of coffee or tea? With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby? Sometimes I have tea! I’m not a coffee person. Generally, I am catching up on a show or watching Netflix (I’m a multi-tasker!). Usually, my puppy is somewhere around…whether eating a treat on the floor or resting his head in my lap.

When do you write your book reviews? Right after finishing the book? Two weeks after finishing the book? Really this depends when I have time. But fear not, the post will always be there..even if I’m up all night before finishing the book and finishing the review in the morning before work.

How often do you post? Very soon, I will be posting almost every day.

Monday Book Review
Tuesday Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday WWW Wednesday
Thursday Book Tag
Friday Recipe
Sunday Comics

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