Amazon’s “100 Books To Read In A Lifetime” Tag

 

I was tagged by Perfectly Tolerable for this Amazon tag.  I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read many from this list.

 

How many books have you read from Amazon’s list of 100 Books to read in a lifetime?

How to Play:

  1. Include the link to Amazon’s List
  2. Tag the creator of the meme (Perfectly Tolerable)
  3. Tag and thank the Person that tagged you
  4. Copy the list below and indicate which ones you have read
  5. Tally up your total
  6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and let them know how many you read
  7. Tag 5 new people! (And comment on one of their posts to let them know you tagged them)

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Liebster Award #2

 

I was tagged by The Bookish Wanderer for my second Liebster Award.   Thank you Melissa!

 

Rules –

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions they gave you
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

 

I’m trying to catch up on tags/awards, so I’m not going to tag anyone right now.

 

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Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

 

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I was tagged by nose stuck in a book for the Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag.

 

1. Pick 5 books

2. Turn to a random page

3. The first name you see gets to be on your zombie survival team

4. Apply the characters to the 10 situations and types of people in the order you got them

Let’s begin!

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Norse Mythology Tag

I was tagged by Anatomy of a Book Thief for this tag.  Hopefully I can think of an answer for each one.  There are a lot!

The Rules

  • Link back to my original post on Kyera’s Library so I can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my URL)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you…show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

ODIN – FAVOURITE STAND ALONE

Odin is the All-Father, the leader of the Norse Gods. He is the god of wisdom, poetry, battle, death, wine, and war, among other things.

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Not YA, but my favorite book is The Bell Jar.

 

THOR – A BOOK THAT HITS YOU RIGHT IN THE FEELS

Thor is the god of thunder, weather, warriors, strength, and storms, so his might packs a punch. He is married to the beautiful Lady Sif.

 

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I’ve cried twice reading this year and both times were books by Adam Silvera.

 

LOKI – BIGGEST PLOT TWIST OR CHARACTER BETRAYAL

Loki is the god of mischief, thieves and thrives on chaos

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I can’t say who this is about, but there was a character in this book who wasn’t who they said they were.

 

FRIGG – OTP

Frigg is Odin’s wife, the goddess of love, marriage, fertility and fate.

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I adored Kate and August in This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet.

 

HEIMDALL – FAVOURITE SECOND BOOK IN A SERIES

Heimdall is the god of loyalty, faithfulness and he is who protects the bi-frost, the bridge that connects all nine worlds.

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I’m not sure if it’s my favorite second book, but it was one I gave 5 stars.  There are still so many popular YA series that I haven’t read yet.

 

BALDUR – FAVOURITE MALE CHARACTER

Baldur is the beloved son of Odin and Frigg, twin brother of Hodor.

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Another one that was tough for me.  But I really love Adrian Ivashkov.

 

SIF – MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER

Lady Sif is known for her beautiful golden tresses, although she is also the goddess of the harvest and is married to Thor.

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Not sure it’s the most beautiful cover, but I love this one.  Maybe not my favorite, but definitely a stand out for me.

 

FREY – BOOK/SERIES THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU HAPPY

Frey is the lord of weather, god of light, summer, master of agriculture, fertility, and brother of Freya.

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Not sure that it makes me happy, but I do laugh a lot in this series. It’s pretty serious, but the humor is great, too.

 

FRAYA – FAVOURITE BOOK SETTING

Freya is the goddess of love and beauty, fertility, war, wealth and growth, and sister of Frey.

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Hard to pick anything other than Hogwarts.  But there are quite a few cool book settings I love.

 

ULLER – CHARACTER DEATH THAT AFFECTED YOU THE MOST

Uller is the god of death, winter, archery and hunting.

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There may be others that bothered me more, but I don’t want to post any spoilers for books.  So I’ll go with this one since we all know they both die at the end.

 

NJORD – FAVOURITE BOOK AN EPIC JOURNEY ON WATER/OCEAN SETTING

Njord is the god of the wind and the sea.

I’m not sure on this one.  If I think of one, I’ll come back and edit it. I can think of some I haven’t read yet, but nothing I’ve read is jumping out at me right now.

 

VALKYRIE – FAVOURITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The Valkyries, much like the Amazons, are strong female warriors.

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There are so many strong female leads that I love, but I went with Rose Hathaway.

 

AESIR/VANIR – FAVOURITE BOOK CREW

The Aesir and the Vanir are two groups of Norse gods, believed to be old and new gods.

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Might not be my favorite, but I love the group from the House of Night series.

 

SEIPYRTS – FAVOURITE SIDEKICK (NON-HUMAN CHARACTER)

Seipyrts is Odin’s trusty eight legged steed, yes you heard that correctly – eight legs. I promise that he is the god’s horse companion and not a giant spider that he rides around on…although that would probably strike more fear in the hearts of his enemies than a pretty horse does.

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Not really a sidekick, but I love the dragons in this so far (still reading this one right now).  I really want a pet dragon.

 

I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged. Please make sure you post your link in the comments so I can read your answers, too.

 

 

 

Guilty Reader Book Tag

I saw this tag on Thrice Read who saw it on Coffee, Cocktails, and Books.  I thought I would give it a try.

The Questions:

1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I’ve given away books, but not really as an official gift.  Sometimes I get books I know I’ll never read.  So they are donated or given to a friend.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

I don’t think I’ve done this.  At least not on purpose.  Sometimes I can’t remember, especially if it was high school or earlier.  So it’s possible I thought I read something and later realized I didn’t.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

I’m sure I’ve done this before.  Not recently though.  Probably when I was younger.

4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

No.  But I’ve skipped books before or read a book two first and never read book one. Nothing fantasy where you absolutely need to read the first one.  I sometimes get a contemporary book two approved from Entangled Teen and I haven’t read the first book. It usually doesn’t matter because they are focused on different side characters.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

Not on purpose, but I’m sure I have.  I try really hard to keep things to myself though.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Probably when I was a kid.  But not as an adult that I can remember.  Possibly in my early twenties (I’m 39) with a paperback. But I’m pretty good at having a bookmark or using anything I see as a bookmark.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I don’t think so.  At least not on purpose.  I don’t always remember what I have.

8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Not that I can recall.  I doubt it though.

9. Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

No.  Only if I dnf a book.  But I can’t skip a section or I feel like I cheated.

10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

I don’t think so.  Maybe a little bit, but nothing major.  If I like it, I generally admit it even if it’s not the popular opinion.

Are you doing this tag?  If so, make sure you comment with your link so I can read it, too.  Do you have any other guilty reader confessions?  

OMG This Song Book Tag

I was tagged by Kayla for this tag.

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 / A BOOK YOU’LL NEVER GET SICK OF

I have quite a few songs I never get tired of and always have to listen to.  I’ll just go with a couple.

Issues Stingray Affliction  and Fall Out Boy Sugar We’re Going Down.

A book would probably be The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

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THROWBACK:
A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF THE CRINGIEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE / 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)

Maybe not the cringiest time in my life, but definitely a person I don’t like to think about. I still like this song and book, but they do make me remember that time of my life more than I would like.

The song would be Fast Car by Tracy Chapman.

The book is probably Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule.  I really didn’t read much during this time period, but I do remember reading this one then.

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REPLAY:
A RECENT SONG YOU HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW / A RECENT FAVORITE BOOK

Not a super recent song, but one I still listen to constantly (and the video linked is mine from a concert a few months ago).

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A recent favorite book is Geekerella by Ashley Poston.

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GETS ME:
THIS SONG IS ME / THIS BOOK IS ME IN BOOK FORM

I can’t really think of a song that is me.  It all depends on the day. But if I think of one, I’ll come back and edit this.

A book would probably be The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli.  Not completely me, but I noticed a lot of things that I related to with Molly.

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WUT:
WEIRD BUT I LIKE IT? – A UNIQUE BOOK THAT STUCK OUT TO YOU FOR WHATEVER REASON

I have a few songs, but I’ll go with Morningwood Sugarbaby.

For my book, I’m going with Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers.

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LET’S GO:
BEST PUMP UP SONG (FOR WORKOUTS OR JUST LIFE) – A BOOK THAT INSPIRED YOU

For a song, I’m going with Harlem by New Politics.

A book that inspired me was Pushing The Boundaries by Stacey Trombley.

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CHILL:
FAVORITE CHILL, RELAXING SONG / A BOOK YOU’D CURL UP WITH AND READ ON A RAINY DAY

Really any song by this band, but I’ll go with this one since there’s a video. This Wild Life History.

For a book, I tend to like more emotional books on rainy days.  So probably Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

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ADDICTING:
GUILTY PLEASURE SONG – ONE THAT’S CATCHY AND ADDICTING BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF SUBSTANCE / GUILTY PLEASURE/TRASHY/FAST/LIGHT READ

This might be the hardest one for me.  For a song, I’ll go with NOFX Linoleum.  It’s one of my favorite songs.

For books, I love Entangled Teen books.  They’re sweet and fluffy. So any will work, but I’ll go with one I’ve read recently.  The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley.

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I still don’t know anyone well, so I’m just going to tag the most recent bloggers I’ve received e-mails from.  It’s totally cool if you don’t want to participate.

Twin Tales

Treestand Book Reviews

The Orangutan Librarian

Bentley Book Bastion

 

Tagged “This-Is-My-Truth-Now”

I’m not 100% sure what I’m doing here, but I was tagged by Claire@bookscoffeeandrepeat.  Original tag by this is my truth now. Hopefully I got everything right.

RULES:

  • Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
  • Be sure to mention the person who tagged you and maybe tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
  • Include a link to the original post (https://thisismytruthnow.com/2017/05/31/tag-this-is-my-truth-now/) mentioning the creator of this tag (James @ This is My Truth) so we can see how many people choose to play along.
  • Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
  • Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something. (comment your answers to my question below before you change and post)
  • Make sure to add your own DARE to your tagged guests at the bottom of the post!
  • If you haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.
  • Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.

TRUTH: Answer the challenge questions as truthful as possible!

OR

DARE:  If you choose not to accept the tag, you have to follow through on whatever dare the person who tags you chooses.

 

My dare to you is to read the book that has been on your tbr list the longest.

 

QUESTION 1: You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.

That’s a tough one for me.  I would hate to abandon my friends, but my closest friends would totally get it and would forgive me.  I’m terrible at making decisions and I’m not really sure what I would do.  I’m not super social, so I would probably stay with my friends instead of being super awkward and embarrassing myself.

QUESTION 2: You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?

My recent book crush was Porter from Alex, Approximately.  So if I wasn’t married and was quite a bit younger, I would love to hang with him.   For friendship with a girl, I would pick Molly from The Upside of Unrequited.  But it would be creepy for her to want to lock the door so we could be alone.

QUESTION 3: If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?

Willowdeen from Dumplin.  I just think it would be a funny reversal to read about a boy entering a beauty pageant to piss off his mom.

QUESTION 4: What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?

No real favorites yet.  I’m still really new to this, but I’ve found a lot of great bloggers already.

QUESTION 5: If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?

Since I just finished Tiger Lily, I would say Pan.  I would want them together even though it changes everything.

QUESTION 6: If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?

I don’t watch a ton of TV shows, so I’m not really sure on this one.  I do love Jess from New Girl, but I’m not sure who I would put her with.  If I think of something, I’ll come back and edit this.

QUESTION 7: It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.

Probably move forward to whatever comes next.  I wouldn’t want to live my life dictated by someone else, even a super cool author.

QUESTION 8: If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it?  If so, explain the who and why.

Probably not.  I’m too nice and wouldn’t want to upset anyone.

QUESTION 9: If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?

I probably can’t answer that unless it was someone with a small role in my life.

QUESTION 10Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).

Does anyone remember what they read in 2000?  I most likely read the most recent Ann Rule book though.

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Just finished Emma In The Night.

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QUESTION 11: Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?

Even though I know they need to fight, I would probably say Katherine and August from This Savage Song.  I would want to keep them safe.

QUESTION 12:  What is your favorite genre and why?

I’m a huge YA reader.  Yes, I’m grown, but there is just something about YA that draws me in.  I also love the diversity I see that I usually don’t find in as many adult books.  For adult books, I like fantasy and thrillers/suspense/crime.  Anything that gets my attention quickly and makes me think.

 

Since I’m still new to blogging, I don’t really know anyone well enough to tag them.  But please consider yourself tagged if you want to do this one.  Please just let me know (tag me or comment with the link) so I can read your answers, too.