Bookish Book Lover Tag

Thank you Cassiopeia’s Moon for tagging me to do this! (:

Rules:
Use the Banner
Answer the Questions
Use Lots of Book Covers
Tag Your Bookish Friends!


What books are you currently reading?


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


 

What is the last book that you finished?


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Favourite book you read this year? (I’m not including re-reads)



What genre have you read most of this year?


Fantasy, most definitely. I do enjoy other genres, but you can never bet a good YA fantasy.


What genre have you read least this year?


I’m assuming this means of all the genres that I read. If this is the case, it’s probably a tie between contemporary and science fiction. I’ve been neglecting both of them, because there’s just so much fantasy!


What genre do you want to read more of?


Umm… I read what I like, and I don’t really like anything else.
I do own a couple of historical fiction books though, a genre I’ve never read before, and I look forward to reading them.


How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?


So far this year, I’ve managed to read 56 books so far this year, but my goal is 90, so I’m woefully behind. I actually get the most reading done in the Christmas holidays though, so I still have plenty of time to reach my goal. (:


What’s the last book you bought?


 

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What book are you saving up to buy next?


Just one??! There’ll never be just one, but I’ll list a few.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Juliette Chronicles by Tahereh Mafi
Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson
A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Alienated series by Melissa Landers


Last time you went to the library, how many books did you check out?


I don’t remember the last time I was at the library, but I probably borrowed around five books.


What’s a book you can’t wait to read?


Sooo many!! A few:

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What’s a series you’d recommend to everyone?



Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?


I’d say Rick Riordan, or Marissa Meyer, but I don’t need to hope, because they actually are writing more. I hope we get more from J.K. Rowling, Alexandra Bracken and Marie Lu.


A few books your heart adores?


Basically every book on this post. (excluding the ones that I haven’t read before).


What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?


The Young Elites!!! Though I can’t wait for The Midnight Star, I’ll be sad to see the trilogy completed. But other than that, pretty much every series I adore has already finished.


What books are on your wish list?


I’d like to think that every book I’ve put onto my Goodreads page that I’ve yet to own is my wish-list. Which is over a thousand books. (I may be waiting a while for all of them XD)

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Goodreads Tag

Hey guys!! As promised, here’s a new post, the Goodreads tag! So let’s get into it.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘READ’?

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Nothing. *the horror* I finished Queen of Shadows a few hours ago, and I haven’t picked up anything else yet.

WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU MARKED AS ‘TO READ’?

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO READ NEXT?

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills. I currently have this out on loan from the library.

DO YOU USE THE STAR RATING SYSTEM?

I do, though it’s all in my head, and it doesn’t really make sense to anyone but me.

ARE YOU DOING A 2016 READING CHALLENGE?

Yes, 90 books. I read 90 books and half of 4 books last year, so I didn’t think it was too ambitious. However, I didn’t count on rediscovering fanfiction this year. XD I’m a few books behind schedule.

DO YOU HAVE A WISHLIST?

Not on a shelf or anything, but my wishlist is every book I’ve read that I enjoyed, a book that is a part of a series I own, or a book that I really want to read.

WHAT BOOK DO YOU PLAN TO BUY NEXT?

I don’t buy books. *gasps* I don’t have a job, so I don’t have any money to spend on books. I frequently go to the library, and every librarian at both libraries near my house recognise me. The books I own have been birthday and Christmas gifts. To this day, I’ve probably bought about 5 or 6 books for myself, including The Hunger Games box set and a special edition of Lady Midnight. (I know, it’s sad – though I am looking for a job!)

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVOURITE QUOTES, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE A FEW?

“La musica è chiaro di luna nella note cupa della vita.” – Jean Paul Friedrich Ritcher

This quote is actually originally in English, but I love the Italian translation. (Though the English translation is really pretty). The original quote is “Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” I actually prefer the quote in English, but I’m learning Italian next year at school, so I keep translating everything. XD

Another quote I really like is “His heart, the war. Her face, the battlefield.” (The 5th Wave).

WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS?

J.K. Rowling, hands down. My other favourites included Alexandra Bracken, Marissa Meyer, Marie Lu, Rick Riordan, Sarah J. Maas and Veronica Roth. Not necessarily in that order either.

HAVE YOU JOINED ANY GROUPS?

I’m apart of 47 groups. I’m only active in about 8 of them, but I can’t bring myself to leave any, I do visit them all occasionally!

HOW MANY SHELVES DO YOU HAVE ON GOODREADS?

14 (soon to be 15 – I keep forgetting to make one for 2016). Read, currently-reading, to-read, own, 2015, favourites, gifts, read-next, never-finished, school-reads, buddy-reads, you get the idea.

I hope you guys enjoyed this tag, I know I enjoyed answering all of the questions! And I tag all of you to do this. If you do end up doing this tag, please link your post down below, I’d love to see what you guys think about this questions!!

My Goodreads account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/48457755-skye-hailhydra

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The 15 Shortest Books I’ve Ever Read (Excluding Childhood Books)

Hey guys! This is a kind of follow-up post to my ’15 Longest Books I’ve Ever Read’. And so I give you… the 15 shortest books I’ve ever read. (This post excluded books I read as a child ie. Younger than ten or so – unless I’ve re-read it since then).

  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. 109 pages.
  2. Out of the Past (Once Upon A Time #3) by Kalinda Vazquez. 112 pages.
  3. City of Bones: The Little Book of Quotes by Cassandra Clare. 112 pages.
  4. Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. 128 pages.
  5. Messenger (The Giver #3) by Lois Lowry. 169 pages.
  6. The Call of the Wild by Jack London. 172 pages.
  7. The Giver (The Giver #1) by Lois Lowry. 180 pages.
  8. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. 182 pages.
  9. A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin. 192 pages.
  10. Unite Me (Shatter Me #1.5, #2.5) by Tahereh Mafi. 197 pages.
  11. If I Stay (If I Stay #1) by Gayle Forman. 201 pages.
  12. Fallen in Love (Fallen #3.5) by Kate Lauren. 201 pages.
  13. Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent #0.1 – 0.4) by Veronica Roth. 201 pages.
  14. Looking for Alaska by John Green. 221 pages.
  15. Run for Cover (Tomorrow Girls #2) by Eva Gray. 224 pages.
    If you have any more ideas for posts like this, be sure to comment them below!

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The 15 Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

I’ve always been curious as to what the longest books I’ve read are, and I just realised a few hours ago that on Goodreads, I can see what the longest books are that I’ve read.

So without further ado, here are the 15 longest books that I’ve ever read!

(Warning: most of my reviews contain spoilers)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
This book is 870 pages long, and I haven’t managed to read anything longer than it in the past six years.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
832 pages. You can read my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1438618588

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
759 pages.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
734 pages.

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
725 pages.

Angel Fire (Angel #2) by L.A. Weatherly
720 pages.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
669 pages. You can read my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1589046512

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling
652 pages.

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
640 pages. You can read my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1482071164

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
599 pages.

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
597 pages.

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3) by Rick Riordan
586 pages.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
567 pages. You can read my sentence-long review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1430071858

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas
562 pages. You can read my review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1613686509

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer 560 pages.

Ta-da! The 15 longest books I’ve read. I’m thinking of maybe doing the 15 shortest books I’ve ever read too. Comment if you think I should.

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Ruler of Books Tag

Hey ya’ll!!

So, I saw this on @AShelfofDreamsandBooks , and I decided to give it a go!

What book would you make everybody read?

This is a tough one…. I’m going to have to go with Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely – Cartwright. This is my favourite standalone book ever. I only read it a few months ago, but I plan on rereading it soon! The plot was engaging, the writing was flawless, the characters had depth, it was everything I had ever hoped it to be.

But, you know, you should all go read Harry Potter too…

What book would you abolish in book construction?

Brainjack by Brian Falkner. This book had such an amazing premise, and after falling in love with Falkner’s book The Tomorrow Code, I was excited to read this. Unfortunately, from the very first page, it failed to draw me in.

What author would you commission to write you any book?

Can I pick two? Alexandra Bracken and J.K. Rowling. Two of my favourite authors, and their writing styles are just phenomenal, so I would love for the two of them to write me something.

What book would you demote to the library basement?

The Messenger by Markus Zusak. I got through an entire 45 pages before I decided to DNF. The writing wasn’t anything special, the plot wasn’t engaging, and I didn’t really care what was happening.

What cover artist would you want to make a mural?

I can’t choose just one!! I pick Colin Anderson, and Michael O.

Colin Anderson designed the stunning covers for the Shatter Me series, and Michael O designed the covers for The Lunar Chronicles.

What characters face would you put on a coin?

Either Ruby Daly, or Adelina Amouteru. I think they would look quite nice on a coin, as weird as that may sound, and they also both happen to have made it into my ‘Top five fictional characters of all-time’ list. (Should I make a post about that?)

What book would win the “Ruler of Books 2016” award?

Ugh, this is another tough one! (Yet again) I’m torn between two.

The two best 2016 releases I have read thus far are; Stars Above by Marissa Meyer, and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

Who do you tag to do this?

I tag everyone who reads this post to give the tag a go. I enjoyed doing this, it made me think a bit harder about these books in order to answer most of the questions, and I’d love for you all to do it now!!

If you do participate in this tag, please leave the link to your tag in a comment down below, I’d love to know all your thoughts!

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