Finally Fall Book Tag!

Summer’s finally over, even if the heat hasn’t yet left where I live. Still, it’s not as bad as it was and that’s definitely a reason to rejoice. I was tagged by Madalyn from the Novel Link blog to do this tag so let’s get to it!


1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.

25487124Missing by Kelley Armstrong is set in a small, secluded town. It’s a town that you can’t wait to leave, and many kids do. But it seems that not all of the ones who have left, did it by choice. Some of them may be missing.
The town of Reeve’s end is creepy as hell. The people aren’t progressive and there are woods full of feral dogs. Kelley Armstrong does a fantastic job of creating the setting for the mystery, conveying just how creepy it is.


2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic, like loss or grief.

28243032Nina LaCour uses her beautiful prose to tell the story of a girl who leaves everyone, even her best friend, behind after a tragedy befalls and she learns some thing she never could have expected. Months later, her best friend is coming to visit and she will have to face what happened. We Are Okay a very sad book, one that deals with grief, but also one that gives you hope. And the writing is beautiful and has so much depth to it.


3. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family, group, household, or friend-group you’d like to be a part of.

6547258There are so many awesome groups I could name. The seven from Heroes of Olympus, the Mortal Instruments gang, the Lunar Chronicles gang, but I would love nothing more than to be a part of Kelsier crew of thieves who are trying to save the world in The Final Empire. I’m not sure what part I would play but I think Kell would find a place for me. He’s awesome like that.


4. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall coloured spines!

At first I was gonna post books with fall-coloured covers. Then I decided to go literal, so there you have it!

5. Fall is the perfect time for storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein someone is telling a story.


I loved this book. And while me loving a book isn’t a surprise, me loving one that’s told mostly as backstory… yeah, that’s unusual. Because usually, I’m tempted to even skip flashbacks. And those are tiny! But yeah, this one is amazing, beautifully written and has a fantastic protagonist.


6. The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.

109294322800905Since I’ve yet to venture much into the horror genre, I had few choices. But both these book are fair ones. Both have an eerie setting and tone, thanks to the great writing. Kelley Armstrong, you could say, has a penchant for creepy settings considering I’ve already mentioned her twice.


7. The days are getting shorter: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm somebody’s cold and rainy day.

18340062One of my favourite novellas. Not only is Room at the Inn written by Ruthie Knox, whose writing style I adore, it also has a character I find very relatable, it’s set around christmas and is so completely adorable.

A lot of readers had problems with the male MC (the one I found relatable) but I didn’t. Loved him, loved the female MC more, and loved the story.


8. Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

27237358One of my all time favourite reads, and I’ve only read it once. I’ve wanted to get to it again for so long. I even downloaded a bucket list app and rereading this novel is an item on the list. It’s sad and has gotten to the point where I’m afraid that if I read it again, I won’t like it as much. But that won’t stop me from rereading. You know… eventually. Hopefully soon.


9. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading accessories!

Honestly, when I get cozy, I also get sleepy. So I avoid getting too comfortable. I’m like the one person I know who’s always properly dressed even though I’m planning to sit in bed all day. But a duvet in winter is necessary for survival. Also, the auto-scroll on my reading app because my hands freeze within seconds.


10. Share the Autumn appreciation and tag someone!

I’m going to tag The Past Due Book Review blog. But if any of you want to do it, feel free. And be sure to leave a link in the comments to your post.


P.S. There was another question about my favourite non-fiction novel. But since the only non-fiction books I’ve ever picked up I never finished, I didn’t put it in.


Reader Problems Book Tag!

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Another book tag! Tags are something I usually pull out either when there’s a special occasion, or when I don’t have a review to post and I wanna post something. This time, the reason is the latter.

So let’s get on with it!

1. You have 20k books in your TBR, how do you choose which book to read next?

I pick up whichever book sounds interesting, usually one that’s short so I can finish it quickly and feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Or, I might go for the next book in one of my lists (I have a lot of lists).


2. Halfway through a book and you’re really not enjoying it. DNF or not?

Depends on why I’m not enjoying it and how much is left (if halfway means 400 done and 400 to go, I won’t torture myself).
As to the ‘why’ part: if it’s because the writing is very bad, I’ll put it down. But it it’s because of a slow pace or irritating characters, I’ll push through.


3. End of the year is coming and you’re behind on your Reading Challenge. Do you try to catch up?

I will most probably try to make a schedule to see if I can catch up. If the schedule says yes, I’ll try. If not, then I won’t.


4. The cover of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

I don’t. It will keep bothering me until I take the mismatched book off the shelf or simply away from the matching ones.


5. Everyone and their mother love a book but you don’t. Who do you bond with?

Goodreads, obviously. There’s always someone who hates the book on there. You could hate Harry Potter and still find someone to bond with.


6. You are reading a book in public and are about to start crying. What do you do?

I close the book. Sorry but, public crying is not my thing. Not to mention, crying to most likely to trigger a sneezing fit which is not pretty.


7. Sequel came out but you don’t remember the first book. What do you do?

I read my review of the first book. It usually helps. Then I start reading the second book and things start coming back to me while I’m reading. But if neither of these things work, I skim through the first book.


8. You don’t want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no?

I will explain to them that I don’t like to lend out my books in case they get damaged. Then I make an apologetic face and says “sorry” with a it-is-what-it-is shrug.


9. Picked up, and put down, five different books. How do you get over the slump?

I will a) reread an old favourite, b) take a break or, c) make myself finish one of the five.


10. There are so many books coming out that you’re dying to read. How many do you buy?

As many as I can. But I will prioritize them first.


11. After purchasing these book, how long do they end up sitting on you shelf?

Not very long. If I’m dying to read them, then I’ll read them. But there are some occasions, like with United by Melissa Landers. It came out on the same day the The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Both were conclusion to series.
I was planning to read United right after the other, but I was so disappointed by Beauty of Darkness that I couldn’t pick up United. I still haven’t, but that’s because of my stupid schedule. I’ll read it very soon.


And those were all the questions! This tag was created by BookTuber, Tiffany. I want to tag ABOOKNATION to do this tag. I myself wasn’t tagged by anyone. I just saw it one YouTube and thought it would be cool. If anyone else wants to do it as well, go ahead! And be sure to leave a link in the comments.

Now, I don’t know how to end the post so I’m simply gonna stop typing …right… NOW.

Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag!

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Yay! Book Tag! I love book tags.

This one is on the occasion of half the year being gone. There are twelve questions. I’ve linked the goodreads page for the books with their cover and my review with the book name. I’m trying to think of something else to say but… I got nothing. So on with tag!


1. Best book this year so far:

26252859The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

I have two reasons:
a) This is an awesome book. It’s funny, has a great story, great characters and a unique concept.
b) I am a huge Rick Riordan fan and love anything in the Percy Jackson world. And let’s be honest, no matter how many characters get introduced, it’s still Percy’s world.


2. Best Sequel:

23308084The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

This was the second book and last book in The Wrath and the Dawn duology. I was super-excited to read the book and I was not disappointed.

It was beautifully written and ended the series in a great way. I had a lot of feels from this one.


3. New Release you want to read:

I really want to read United by Melissa Landers, Beauty of Darkness by Marie E. Pearson, The Bronze Key by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black and The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. All of these books need to come out already.


4. Biggest disappointment:

16096824A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

There were a lot of books this year that i didn’t like and may that didn’t like up to my expectations. But this one was the most disappointing because I love the premise so much. I love retellings and this one seemed really interesting.

Unfortunately, I  didn’t like it at all. I wish I did.


5. Biggest Surprise:


Legend by Marie Lu

I didn’t expect to hate this book, if that’s what you’re thinking. I didn’t have much expectation for it. I thought it would be good but at the same time, kinda meh.

That’s why I was very surprised by how much I liked it and also by the story and the characters. It was really good.


6. Favourite New Author:

Brandon Sanderson.

I read the novella ‘The Emperor’s Soul’ first and it was so amazing that I was hooked. Then there was Elantris and The Final Empire. All three reads I gave five stars to. Brandon Sanderson is a brilliant storyteller, an expert at world building, and has some of the best characters.


7. Newest Fictional crush:

10803709I rarely every have fictional crushes. But I think I have one for this year.

Raoden from Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

A lot of people go for the bad boys or the tortured souls. I go for the charming, optimistic and responsible types. Raoden is all that and more. You should totally read Elantris.


8. New favourite Character:

6547258Kelsier from The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson.

One of the most interesting, likable and mysterious characters I’ve ever read. He was such a layered characters that even though almost half the book was from his perspective, I still found myself unsure of his motives. He was always surprising me and I love him so so much. He made the book for me.


9. Book that made you cry:

The Final Empire. I sobbed. ‘Nuff said. You have to read the book for more info.


10. Book that made you happy:

19547856Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

It was my first read of the year and I’m so glad I started it on such a happy, heartwarming read.

I loved everything about this book and I’m itching to get my hands on Becky’s upcoming release.


11. Most beautiful book:

The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern

Have you seen the cover? It’s gorgeous. And so is what’s inside it. Erin Morganstern needs to release more books.10860047


12. Books you need to read by the end of the year:

Too many. But priority is finishing The Grisha trilogy and the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy.

Gods of Olympus Book Tag

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In honour of Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle coming out in just a few days, I wanted to do this tag. I am super excited for the book (more Percy!) and I’m excited to do this tag. I hope you like it.


Favourite Fictional Leader

First of all, I think Zeus only became leader by cheating, but I’m still going to answer the question. I was tempted to go with Dumbledore but I decided not to since everyone goes with him.

So I chose awesome Lihn Cinder, instead. She’s smart and brave and cares a lot about her people. She’s awesome.


2. Hera

Favourite Fictional Parents

28187This is more of a parent than parentand it is… Sally Jackson. I adore her. She’s the perfect parent for a demigod to have.

She cares about Percy but also knows that there are some things that he has to do that so she lets him do it. She trusts him.

What more could you ask for?


3. Demeter

Which fictional food would you like to try?


I would like to drink from the mortal cup. Such a simple wish. I just hope I don’t end up dead. And I know that it is technically a beverage, I just don’t care.

I’m willing to cheat a little to become a Shadowhunter.


4. Poseidon

A book in which water is central, either in setting or plot.

21405545I have read most of Mia Sheridan’s books and this book is most definitely my favourite.

It broke my heart into a million pieces and then didn’t even bother to put them back together. I still love it.

I chose it for water because it had a little lake that is very important to the book and story.


5. Dionysus

Which character do you want to party with?

991193-368-k803013I am not a party person.

But the characters of this book are just so much fun that I wouldn’t mind. And they are the only ones I could think of.

This is a book from Wattpad, by the way. I read it a few years ago and I’ve reread it twice. It is, hands down, the funniest book I’ve ever read (in an adult sense).



A debut novel that was fantastic.


This was my first read of 2016 and I knew, even then, that this would be one of my top reads of the year.

This is an amazing novel with a great protagonist, a light tone and a great theme. I love this book so, so much.

A brilliant debut novel.


Favourite female heroine.

13578175It was really hard to choose so I decided to go with the protagonist of a novella I’ve read recently.

Not only is this the best novella I’ve ever read, it also has one of the smartest and well-developed protagonists.

I highly recommend reading this novella. You won’t regret it.


8. Athena

A character who is wise.

For this one, we have, none other than, Athena’s daughter Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians.



A setting, real or fictional, you would like to travel to.

20578940In the Magisterium, there are these caves. An endless number of them that are very easy to get lost in.

But some of them have underground rivers or lakes and glowing mineral and mysterious plants. It sounds like a beautiful place to visit.

Very dangerous, but also beautiful.



If you could have any fictional tool or weapon or gadget, what would you want?

I would want a tool belt like the one Leo has in Heroes of Olympus series. But you know, instead of any tool, I would be able to pull out any book in any format. Coolest thing ever.


Favourite fictional battle.

It’s a tie between battle of Hogwarts from Deathly Hallows and The Battle of Manhattan from The Last Olympian. I tried to choose. It wasn’t happening.


A ship that you really want to have a happy ending.

16429619Originally, this tag was or “Ultimate Ship” but I changed it. Now it can be from a book/series that you haven’t yet finished.

And I’m going with Raffe and Lia. This is a great series and I love Raffe and Lia together. They’ve been through so much and I just want them to be happy.

Third book is coming out this year. Hope no one dies.


If you could bring back any 1 character, who would it be?

2 There needs to be a zero after that 1. But I guess Hades can only allow so much.

After much thought, I ended up right where I started. I wanted the character who died at the end of this book back.

Make it happen, Hades! Or J.K. Rowling.



If you could be a god or goddess, what would fit your personality?

Since I have a lot of Quirky Opinions (hence the name of the blog), I think I would like to the goddess of free thought, or something along those lines. There is good possibility that a goddess like that already exists, but I’ll deal with her.


And that’s it for this tag. I hope you liked it. And if you end up doing it as well, be sure to leave a link in the comments so I can check it out.

The Bedtime Book Tag

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I love book tags and I love watching tag videos on YouTube. So it makes sense that I would love doing them as well. At least, it makes sense in my head, but my head is a messed up place so it’s perfectly okay if that reason doesn’t work for you.

Anyway, I found this tag on Lizzy Baldwin’s mylittlebookblog and I really liked it. Click here to check out her post.

Also, click on the cover of any book and it will direct you to the Goodreads page of that book. Let’s get started!


1.What book kept you up all night, reading?


There are a lot of them. Mainly because I stay up all night reading books that I just want to get done, that I don’t like very much. I can usually be patient with books I like. But for this question, the latest one was Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer. It was so mysterious and gripping that I couldn’t put it down.



2. What book made you scared to go to sleep?

I can’t answer this question because this has never happened. I haven’t read many horror/thriller book so that’s probably the reason. I need to remedy that.


3. What book almost put you to sleep?


City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennet. This one was so full of backstories and pointless historical facts that I didn’t care about that reading it because a chore.

The author obviously worked hard on it because the world built is very complex, but it became very boring and I couldn’t finish it. I really wish I could have.



4. What book has you tossing and turning in anticipation of its release?


This book shouldn’t come as a surprise since it has a lot of people tossing and turning. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan. I am a huge Rick Riordan and an even bigger Percy Jackson fan. He is my favourite character of all time.

But I know this book isn’t about Percy and I’m okay with that because the book’s plot is so cool. I mean, Greek God turned human as punishment? Who wouldn’t be interested?


5. What book has your dream boyfriend/girlfriend?


Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

There was a time I didn’t have book boyfriends. All the bad boys and tortured souls got friend-zoned or brother-zoned. Then Kai came along and he was so my type that he made me realize what my type was.

It turns out I go for the honest, charming, responsible types. Bad boys are great and all, but I wouldn’t want to date one. I love Kai.


6. What book world would be your worst nightmare to live in?


Surprisingly, the Divergent world. There are a lot of nightmarish worlds but this one would be the most difficult for me.

I just don’t think I could handle such a monotonous society. If you smart, you’re smart, nothing else. You can’t also be nice and honest. It would be unbearable and I would end up killing someone.



7. What book has a nightmarish cliffhanger?


Never Never Part One by Collen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher.

So many nightmarish cliffies but I go with this one because… if you’ve read it, you understand.




8. What book reminds you of night-time?


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The cover’s black and it has the word “night” in the title. What more do you need to remind you of night-time?

I love this book. It’s beautifully written and has a very unique setting. Highly recommend.



9. What book have you actually dreamed about?


Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

When I’m really into a book, it sometimes leaks into my sleep time, playing out onward from the part up to which I’ve read. And by the time I wake up, I have to spend 10 minutes figuring out what has actually happened in the book so far and what I dreamt.

This was my most recent book of the sort.



10. What book monster would you not want to find under your bed?


The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Night horrors. They are absolutely terrifying and I would never want to encounter one, ever. Much less under my bed.

The link, by the way, is for the first book of the series.




And that’s it! I hope you liked this tag and if you’re interested, go ahead and do it yourself. Be sure to link you post in the comments though, so I can check it out.