Thanksgiving Feast Book Tag || Happy Thanksgiving!

I came across this tag over at Elley the Book Otter page and thought lets do this! So here’s the Thanksgiving Feast Book Tag!

Turkey: The centerpiece of any Thanksgiving Feast, but it’s always dry and actually isn’t that great… – A book that everyone likes, for some reason that completely escapes you.

You by Caroline Kepnes. I’ve tried to read this book a couple of times now, and I just can’t seem to get into it. I think this one is just not for me. (Also, I haven’t watched the show yet, but I do want to check it out)

Stuffing: Warm and filling, and best when smothered with gravy – A comfort read.

For me, this would be the Shadowhunter books by Cassandra Clare! At this point I’ve reread them multiple times(at least The Mortal Instruments), and I still feel like I’m finding things that I missed. And each time, I get sucked back into the world!

Potatoes: Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew – A book that’s great in any format – hardcover, digital, audio…

I believe the A Good Girls Guide to Murder books by Holly Jackson are perfect in any format! I’ve read the first two books, three ways. I listen to the audiobook for both, while reading the hardcover for the first book, and the ebook for the second! I enjoyed them each way.

Green Bean Casserole: the obligatory side dish that you have to have… whether you want it for not. – A book that you were obligated to read (for school, for a book club, because it was a gift…)

There were a lot of books that I had to read for school that I didn’t enjoy, but they’re also some that I did. So I thought I’d share one that I did enjoy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. I will admit, it has been awhile since I’ve read this, but I remember being so surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. I do wonder if I were to reread this, what I would think of it now.

Jello Salad: Look, this is dessert, how on earth does jello with bits of fruit and marshmallows and whipped cream get classified as ANY sort of salad? – A book that is really bizarre.

I honestly can’t think of a really bizarre book that I’ve read off the top of my head…hmm…

Cranberries: Do you serve real cranberries, or canned cranberry jelly? A book that is highly divisive – and you have strong opinions about it.

I’m going to have to steal her answer and say Twilight! It gets a lot of flack, and I really don’t think it deserves it. Of course it has it’s flaws, but I think it’s a series that will always be important to people!

Pie: Whether it’s pumpkin, apple, pecan, or French silk, it’s not Thanksgiving without pie – A book you can’t live without.

I’m going to have to repeat an answer and go with the Shadowhunter series as a whole. I’ve been reading these books for a very long time, and I just can’t imagine what it be like to not have this series, and these characters! I absolutely love this series!

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 3

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. 

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

“And people like you are the reason we have middle fingers.”

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 2

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. 

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

“…anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn’t read enough books.”

Saga, Vol.6- Brian K. Vaughan; Fiona Staples

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 1

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over a four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!)

“We all change the world, with every day of living in it,” Magnus said. “You just have to decide HOW you want to change the world.”

Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 3

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over a month, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. I think this may have been around for a bit, but this is my first time seeing it.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

This paragraph really stuck out to me when I read Paper Towns and I thought I’d share:

“Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future–you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.”

                  –> John Green

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 2

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over a month, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. I think this may have been around for a bit, but this is my first time seeing it.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

This is a quote from Scarlet that always makes me laugh when I read it!

“A relieved grin filled up Thorne’s face. “We’re having another moment, aren’t we?”
“If by a moment, you mean me not wanting to strangle you for the first time since we met, then I guess we are.” Cinder slumped back on the floor. “Although maybe I’m just too exhausted to want to strangle anybody.”

–> Marissa Meyer

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 1

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over a month, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. I think this may have been around for a bit, but this is my first time seeing it.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!)

My first quote is from one of my favorite books: Clockwork Princess!

“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”

                                                            –> Will Herondale, Cassandra Clare

TAG- The Reader Problems

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I pretty much just grab whatever I’m in the mood for! That’s really how I decided what I’m going to read next. Or if I plan on reading something with my friend.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?
It depends on what “not loving it” means. Does it mean I’m absolutely hating it? Or does it mean it’s okay, but I’m really not invested and I just want to get this over with? If it means that I’m absolutely hating it, then I will just quit, but if I’m liking it, but just want it to be over with, I will push myself to finish it, by skimming certain parts.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
Oh definitely try to catch up. I mean who wouldn’t?
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
A cover change doesn’t really bother me much. It really doesn’t frustrate me if the covers are different as long as I have all the books then I’m good.
5. Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Goodreads!!! Goodreads is your best friend when trying to find people who share the same feelings with you on a book. You’re guarenteed to fins someone who disliked the book as well.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
I don’t cry when reading books so this has never been a problem for me. But if it was the case, then I would put the book away. I wouldn’t want people to see me like that.
7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?
I will re-read, or mainly skim, through the prior novel. Or I will look up reviews on YouTube, or spoilers on book blogs. They’re many places to go to get recaps.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. Borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
Simply say, I’m sorry but I don’t lend my books out. It’s that easy.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I really don’t like having to push myself to finish a book so what I do is either pick up a book that I know I will absolutely love(which means a re-read), or just not read. I will either go watch a movie or some TV until I can’t get over it. Sometimes taking a break from reading is needed!
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
It depends on how bad I want them. Usually I can put them in order and I will get the one that I absolutely want first. And I only buy maybe two or three at once.
11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
I usually don’t read them right away, which is why I only buy two or three at once. They will usually sit on my shelf for a few months or so. I know, a shame!