12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

It’s the most hectic time of the year! With Christmas right around the corner, here is a festive book tag!

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This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 


ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

My favorite never changes. For those of you who have been with me, you know my favorite stand alone. LOL

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Blood and Chocolate

Author: Annette Curtis Klaus


ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Poison Princess

This one is so hard! I’m struggling! I’m going to go with Evie Green and Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.


ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

Wither

The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.


ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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Easy pick for me. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine has always been one of my biggest favorites and Shane Collins and Claire Danvers are another of my utmost favorite pairings.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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Count Olaf is definitely one of my favorite villains. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of those series that you’re never to old to read and Olaf is entertaining and memorable and surprisingly terrible yet genius villain.


ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

Arcana Rising

I live for the life and death, action-packed, you never know what minute may be your last, intense, adrenaline driven kind of world. I simply loved the apocalyptic world of The Arcana Chronicles. It was raw and stripped down and on the verge oblivion.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

Secondhand Souls

Author: Christopher Moore

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An itty-bitty girl, given the task of being death is gifted with two hellhounds, which is totally epic. She’s funny and also conniving and sadistic. She refers to her lovely sidekicks as her goggies and it’s so adorable you swoon.


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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I’ve always the Percy Jackson universe with their Nectar was mouthwatering.


ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

Scarlet Reader

Mare Barrow of Red Queen is just one of many that have surprised me as a kickass leading lady. With electric abilities like hers, I’d hate to be on her bad side.


ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

Arcana Chronicles

Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles is brash, bullheaded, but strong, and determined. Currently, my favorite leading man.


ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

Children of Blood and Bone

Definitely Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.


Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hoped the holidays are special for all of you.

 

I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

 

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My Life in Book Tags

Hi everyone!

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It’s tag time. I’m not going to tag anyone directly. If you want to do the tag then please do. I snagged this from Elaine Howling who snagged it from Talk Less Read More.


  1. Pick a book for each of your initials… K.J.

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

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Very odd that two classics came from my initials, but they were just about all I could find that I’ve read. I LOVE Shakespeare though, so no complaints.

 

  1. Count your age along your bookshelf, what is it?

Black Bird of the Gallows

Author: Meg Kassel

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  1. Pick a book set in your city/country.

Lux Series

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I actually went to college not too far from where the main characters, Kat and Daemon, lived, which was crazy! More so, it was so CRAZY that she has my name and is very similar to me. Weird but awesome!

 

  1. Pick a book that represents a place you’d like to travel to.

Out of the Easy

Author: Ruth Septyas

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New Orleans, baby! I’ve always wanted to go. My mum freaks out a little, warning me of voodoo and not to royally piss of anyone, worried I’d get cursed. I personally want to go just to explore all of that. The dark, mysterious, magic, and supernatural have always fascinated me. It gets my blood rushing and a strange adrenaline of excitement and fear.

 

  1. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour.

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

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  1. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Author: Judy Barrett, Ron Barrett

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This is my favorite Children’s book. I am also a big foodie. The movies are wonderful and I gush like a tiny human every time I watch them. It’s a story of great imagination and the artwork is phenomenal. A true classic right next to Where the Wild Things Are.

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  1. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joeseph Conrad

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This is a recent one too! Before this book, it was Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49. The only difference is that I really REALLY enjoy Thomas Pynchon. He’s wild and really spins my mind out into the Twilight Zone which is always fun. Joeseph Conrad gave a massive headache and made me make a frumpy face. I was really riding the struggle bus with this book. Hopefully, I will reread it again one day.

 

  1. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin

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This is only the current one. My TBR pile is pretty BIG. But for one that Coming up pretty soon? Definitely this one. I’ve heard many people say this is a great story, but that it takes a good long while to get through and that it can be a bit of a struggle. I love the show, which was also a struggle for me at first, so I’m ready to tackle the book. I’m kind of excited.


Below, you’ve been tagged to share your life in book tags. If you weren’t tagged, but want to partake then please do! Just don’t forget to tag the maker of the tag:Talk Less Read More

Cali’s Book Camp

Diana @fortunatelythebook

The Past Due Book Review

Chaz

Always Trust In Books


More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Halloween Book Tag

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Halloween Book Tag!

 

It’s the most wonderful (and scary and fun and candylicious) time of the year!!

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That’s right. Halloween time! The best time!

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I have a book tag dedicated to just that! I was looking around for one, but decided on one of my own. It’s fun and quick and I love sharing my interests with you!

When answering, use a book you’ve read or really want to read!


Something new…

A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland

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Something old…

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

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A book with an orange cover.

Into the Cold Fire (Daughters of the Moon #2) – Lynne Ewing

( I don’t usually like picking books from the middle of a series, and usually only go with the first book, but this cover is a favorite of mine and the series is so original.)

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A scary book

Jay’s Journal – Anonymous

Jay's Journal


A book with witches

Practical Magic- Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic


A book with werewolves

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klaus

(Do Not Judge Me LOL.)

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A book with vampires

Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses – Rachel Caine

(Actually the whole darn series <3)

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A book with one of your greatest fears

Awake – Natasha Preston

Awake


A fairy tale gone dark

Valiant – Holly Black

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An edge of your seat thriller.

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House


Three scary/paranormal/thrilling/magical books you’ll be reading this month!

Bloodlines – Richelle Mead

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The Space Between (hopefully) – Brenna Yovanoff

Space Between

 

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Caraval


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Always Trust In Books

A Cat. A Book, and A Cup of Tea

The Book Raven

A Court Of Coffee And Books

Trang (Bookidote)

 

Everyone feel free to partake! Just don’t forget to tag me since this is my book tag. 😉

 

More to come soon…

-K

 

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Unlucky 13 Book Tag

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For years, the number 13 has been looked upon as unlucky and superstitious. Personally, it’s my favorite number and I’ve had nothing but luck with it. Though…I don’t have a lot of luck to begin with and I’m a major klutz, so…moving on!

There are many ways people avoid this number. Here are some fun and shivery factoids!

  • Many buildings will avoid having 13 floors. Hotels will skip right over the 13th floor. There’s not a row 13 on any plane either.

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  • At least 10% of the U.S. pop. is afraid of the number 13, the phobia known as triskaidekaphobia.
  • There are even connections back to The Last Supper, as Judas was the 13th guest to arrive at the supper and is the one who betrays Jesus.
  • In Norse mythology, 13 comes into play when treachery arrives in the form of Loki at a dinner party in Valhalla, the resting place for soldiers after the ultimate battle, as the 13th guest.
  • To get witchy for a moment, a traditional coven usually has only 13 members.

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  • And for those of you with those long names, if you have 13 letters in yours then you’re considered cursed in some cultures. Look at Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer for example.

Got the shivers yet?


A book with a number in the title. (Extra points if it’s the number 13.)

1984 – George Orwell

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This book didn’t scare me until the end. Serious heebie-jeebies with how it flipped my mind upside down. Many people are scared about how it relates to our present time and that’s even scarier.


A book with psychic(s).

Dark Visions – L.J. Smith

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Still a big favorite of mine. Really lit the way for psychic characters. In this one, L.J. Smith gives powers to psychics that’s dark and unimaginable.


A book with witches

Triple Moon & Double Eclipse (Witches of East End) – Melissa de la Cruz

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I actually just completed this little series and I really enjoyed it. With magic came the spoils. A lot of spoils. And a lot of drama over boys. This is proof that magic can come with riches and attitude.


A tragic book

We All Looked Up – Tommy Wallach

We All Looked Up

End of the world. Question life. Leave no regrets. This was eye-opening. I cried. Actually, there’s this part in the book and whenever I hear ‘Landslide’, the orchestral version, by Stevie Nicks, I think of it and cry. So beautiful. Really rips open my heart, as these kids set out to do the things they wished they’d down sooner.


A ‘dark’ book

The Stand – Stephen King

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Apocalypse. The great fight between good and evil. Though a long read, I really got sucked into this and how it tied into magic and religion. Really intense and sometimes even scary when certain subjects were approached.


A book you can’t live without, like a lucky charm.

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klause

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it way too many times. I read this book every year. Even had to buy a new copy when my old one died. I LOVE this book. It sleep in the cubby next to my bed. I can’t live without this book. It encompasses so much-love, family, growing-up, trust, and more. Sweet moon.


Book with a black or blue cover.

Lightning – Dean R. Koontz

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Not only a beautiful cover, but a beautiful story. A man goes back in time to save the woman he loves over and over, not stopping until he can get it right. How does lightning work into this? Every strike signals his arrival. Mystifying and really sweeped me off my feet.


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Elaine Howlin

5171 Miles Book Blog

JenAcideByBiliophile

Pages and Pugs

ReadRantRock&Roll

Spellbound Librarian

The Book Raven

(Just don’t forget to tag me since this is my book tag. 😉)

More to come soon…

-K.

P.S. Thank you to the History Channel and Mental Floss!

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The Lover’s Book Tag

I was tagged by 5171 Miles Book Blog to participate in the Library Lover’s Book Tag! I’m so excited! This is actually my first book tag so I’m geeking out a little bit. Thank you! I was just looking at my library car the other day, thinking about when I’d visit.

And then sinks in the shame. I haven’t been visiting my library lately, though if their book sale last year counts, then I have! I LOVE the library. It’s a place that can really bring the community together and is a magical place. I actually worked in my college library for the entire four years of my school, and I loved every second.


 

How often do you visit your local library?

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I’ve expressed my great shame. It has been a few years. I’m not proud of this. However, with two jobs and constant work on my writing, I barely have time to sleep. I am very lucky that one of my jobs is in a bookstore and that I have a chance to read there. Plus…if I love a book, i usually don’t want to give it back. I want it to go on my shelf to I can pluck it and reread it again.

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?

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My mom says I’m a speedy reader, guess that’s where I got the Scarlet Reader, but honestly I just love getting sucked into different worlds. I tend to check out books right up to the limit I’m allowed. Here, back in this hometown in Pennsylvania, it’s three. Back in my college hometown in West Virginia, it was pretty close to twenty or so. With some studies requiring LOTS of material, the limit was pretty high, but sadly that’s most of what I would check out. Study material. There was the occasional escape though. It’s how I happened across Christopher Moore. Awesome and totally funny guy.

How old were you when you got your first library card?

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How old…hmmm well, I think I was around ten? Maybe? My cursive on it is pretty horrendous. Though it hasn’t gotten much better since then. I remember my mom being there with me. I was so excited!! I still have the car with the library building on it tucked in my wallet.

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?

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I love to scour so I’ll go shelf by shelf. You never know what might strike your fancy and I like to be open to new things. Well, except mysteries. I’ve tried with them and they make me super sleepy for some reason. More often then not though, I’m drawn to the Young Adult section. That’s where my fancy flows as well as my writing. There is the occasional fiction and romance, too. Guilty pleasures and all.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?

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My mom is the audiobook junky. Together, we’d get a stack of movies, even when they did VHS, and make a weekend out of it. From Disney to Hitchcock to gushy romances. It was always a good time.

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?

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Young Adult hands down. That’s my jam. That and paranormal/ supernatural.

What is your favorite part of using your local library?

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Hmmm…I always liked using the catalog and the databases. I got to get my techy-ness on as well as feel more knowledgable about what I’m looking for. Also, i like to look the old fashioned way, too, by just walking around. It’s how I could find new things in the nooks and crannies.


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Sofii @A Book. A Thought

Mischenko

thespellboundlibrarian

Tiana (The Book Raven)

pagesandpugs

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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