Spooky Would You Rather || TAG

I found this Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag over at TheSassyGeek page and although it’s an older tag, I thought it’d be a fun one.

1.) Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?

Oh definitely supernatural books. Always a go to for me!

2.) Ghosts or Zombies?

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! I LOVE ZOMBIE stories. I can’t get enough of them!

3.) Vampires or Werewolves?

Vampires 100 percent! I just find them more fascinating, and I may be a bit of a sucker for fun 🙂

4.) Witches or Demons?

I got to go witches! Witch stories can be very addicitive!

5.) Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

I’d go 13 chapters. Why not?

6.) Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

Okay, so I was going to pick by myself in a locked brightly lit room. But changed my mind last minute. If I’m reading a scary book, I’d rather be in the dark with only a candle, because if it’s too scary, I could just get up and walk somewhere else with light and people! But if I’m locked in a room, I can’t go anywhere.

7.) Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

Umm…really? Do I really have to pick one of these? I don’t want either. UGHHH!!! Okay, I would have to say face my fears…even though it scares me just picking that. But I honestly don’t think I’d want to be in the mind of a killer. Just…no.

8.) Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

I’ll go movie with this one. Personally, I find myself more freaked out when watching a scary movie than reading a scary book.

9.) Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time or all year?

Definitely fall time. I just get those spooky, horror vibes in the fall.(as I’m sure most of us do)

10.) Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?

Probably 10 spooky books in October. Even though I don’t read many spooky books throughout the year, I definitely wouldn’t want to limit myself on how many I could read.

And that’s it for this spooky tag. What would your answers be?

Would You Rather || Book Tag

I randomly came across this tag over at loisreadsbooks and thought it would be a fun one! So here we go!

Would you rather only read trilogies or only read standalones?

Trilogies! I love being with a story, the world, and characters for a while. So I definitley prefer trilogies!

Would you rather shop at Waterstones or Amazon?

I’ve never been to a Waterstones mainly because we don’t have one. So I’m just going to assume it could also be any bookstore, and of course I’d choose a bookstore. There’s just something about browsing the shelves that makes me happy!

Would you rather books were made into TV shows or movies?

TV Shows! I prefer tv to movies as it is. I love when books are adapted into shows, because I feel like you get more time with the story and characters. However, I know some adaptations fit better as movies, but I definitely prefer shows.

Would you rather read only 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Definitely 5 books per week. I don’t think I could just read 5 pages a day.

Would you rather be a professional author or reviewer?

Reviewer! Even though I struggle with writing reviews, I don’t think I could ever write a story. I wish I could, but no. I would definitely be better at reviewing all the amazing stories others create!

Would you rather be a librarian or a bookseller?

Oh this is interesting. Probably a librarian. No reason other than I just think I’d prefer it more.

Would you rather read only your favourite genre, or every other genre but your favourite?

Oh this is difficult…let’s see…favorite genre? Every other genre but my favorite? UGHHH…I’m struggling with this one. I think I’d have to go with read only my favorite genre??? Maybe…GAHHHH this is hard. Okay, yeah, I’m going to stick with read only my favorite genre. Final answer.

Would you rather only read e-books or physical books?

See, if you asked me this years ago, it would without a doubt have been physical books. But now, shockingly, I’d have to go with e-books. And only for the convience. You just can’t beat it…Oh wow… I honesly can’t believe I said e-books. I’m surprised myself!

And that’s it for the tag! What about you? What would your answers be?

Never Have I Ever || Blogger Edition

I saw this fun tag over at Whispering Stories page. This was created by My Rollercoaster Journey.

Never Have I Ever || Blogger Edition:

1. Published a post without revising it

Honestly, I want to say no…but I think I may have back in my very beginner days of blogging.

2. Published a post without pictures

Yupp! Absolutely. This post will most likely not have any pictures.

3. Stayed up all night writing a post

Nope. Not that I can recall.

4. Copy pasted a post entirely

No!

5. Went more than a week without posting

Yes. Never intentionally. But an unintentional haitus has happened to me…more than once.

6. Blogged on a topic just because it was trending

I believe so? I can’t think of any specific topics off the top of my head, but I’m sure I have.

7. Commented on another person’s blog just to promote myself

Nope.

8. Published a post with no links inside

Absolutely. Especially in my early days when I didn’t know what the heck I was doing.

9. Pushed yourself to blog when you didn’t feel like it

Yes. I try to post at least once a week, but at times even that feels tough. I’ll have these moments where I’ll say maybe I’ll just skip this week, but I push myself to put up a post because I know if I don’t then I’ll just keep skipping and then one week will turn into another week of not posting and so on. But I think we have all had those moments, right? I’m always SO IMPRESSED with people who can manage three, four, five posts a week! I honestly don’t know how they do it.

10. I’m out of ideas but there have to be 10 questions, so adding a random number to a list just so the list can be 5 items or 10 items

Haha! This is just funny. But yes. I don’t know why, but whenever I make list I’ll always end them on multiples of five. Why is it like that?

And that’s it for the questions. This was a really fun tag to participate in. I hope you enjoyed!

Your Favorite Book(s)?

So this is a very short and simple post, but I’m genuinely curious what your all time favorite book and/or books are? Because I know we don’t just have one! I was randomly staring at my shelves and was thinking which would I choose as my all time favorite stand alone and series? Then it got me thinking what would other people choose as their favorites?

So what would say is your favorite standalone? Series?

What about romance? Mystery? Thriller? Fantasy? Manga? and so on? Just share your favorite book(s)

I think it would be fun to share and we can find new books to add to our ever growing TBR pile!

Four Ways I’ve Changed As A Reader

I’ve been a reader for a long time now, and as you would expect over the years we change. So I thought I would share some ways in how I’ve changed as a reader.

1. I don’t want to own a lot of books.

Years ago, I wanted to buy all the books. I wanted to own a library and have shelves upon shelves of books. That was the DREAM!!! As I got older, this has definitely changed. Now instead of buying books, majority of the time I try to get them from the library or on my kindle. If I love them, I will buy my own copy for my shelf.

2. I LOVE ebooks.

If you asked me years ago what my preferred way to read books was, it would without a doubt have been physical. However over the past couple of years, I’ve developed an absolute LOVE for ebooks. Now the majority of books I read are ebooks. It’s just much more convenient.

3. Audiobooks have become a thing for me.

Audiobooks were always a no for me. I had/have nothing against them, but for me I could never focus on the story when I tried listening to an audiobook. I would ALWAYS get distracted and then feel completely lost. If I’m being honest, it still is like that to this day. That’s why I have to follow along with the book if I’m listening to an audiobook. Over the past couple of years, I found myself listening to WAY more audiobooks, and absolutely loving them. Some books are just better as audio, and it can completely change your reading experience for the better!

4. Open to reading more genres!

For many years, I only read what I was comfortable with and what I knew I would enjoy. It was very easy for me to miss out on books that could be absolutely AMAZING, just because it wasn’t what I “normally” read. As I got older this has completely changed! Now I read whatever sounds interesting to me, and if I like it, great. If I don’t…oh well. At least I gave it a chance! I’ve discovered so many amazing new stories that I probably would have missed out on.

How have you changed as a reader over the years?

Currently Reading

The Anthropocene Reviewed is John Green’s recent book. It’s a nonfiction novel, which is not what I normally read, but I do enjoy his novels and have heard really good things about this one. I figured why not give it a shot. I’m almost finished with this one, and am happy to say that I am liking it!

I’m also reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and am enjoying this story SO MUCH! At this moment, I’m absolutely loving it and can’t wait to see where it goes!

What are you reading at the moment?

Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Lets talk about Wicked Fox and Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho! SPOILERS BELOW!

Wicked Fox follows MiYoung and Jihoon. MiYoung is a Guhimo(a nine tale fox) who, in order to survive, must consume the gi(energy) of men. She comes across Jihoon(a human), who is being attacked and she jumps in to save him. While saving him, she ends up losing her fox bead and from there a whole bunch of crazy follows.

In Vicious Spirits our characters are dealing with the aftermath of Wicked Fox. With MiYoungs bead gone, a new problem has occurred. A tear has appeared in the Between and ghosts are starting to roam around in the mortal world causing people to go mad. They have to fix the problem, while also dealing with why MiYoung doesn’t seem to be getting better.

With Wicked Fox I found myself enjoying the plot, but at times found myself a bit bored. With Vicious Spirits I found myself just a bit more invested in the plot line.

Wicked Fox was a really fun and addicting read. I was invested in both MiYoung and Jihoon as characters and getting to know them. This book also had in-between parts where we got to see the backstory of the Guhimo and MiYenas(MiYoung mother) story as well.

There were two “big” plot twists, one I saw coming and one I didn’t(but if I’m being honest, I should have). Nara betraying MiYoung was the one I definitely saw coming. I knew that was going to happen, so I was not surprised at all, but it also didn’t take away enjoyment from the story for me. What I didn’t expect was for the detective to be MiYoungs father. I should’ve realized it though(I mean why else would he just all of a sudden show up and get close to Jihoon).

I really liked Junu’s character in this book, and was thoroughly surprised when I found out that we would be following his perspective in the sequel. I thought we’d be following MiYoung and Jihoon again. To be honest, I didn’t care all that much for Somin in Wicked Fox. I mean I didn’t dislike her by any means, but I also didn’t really feel any sort of special way towards her. But I can definitely say that that has changed in Vicious Spirits.

Vicious Spirits follows Junu, a dokkeabai, Somin, and MiYoung. Honestly, I didn’t care much about following MiYoung perspective in this story. Don’t get me wrong, I like her and yes, she was important to the story(very important) but I found myself being way more interested in reading from Somin and Junus perspective.

Somin is literally one of the best friends that you can ask for. She will literally do anything for the people that she loves even at the risk of hurting herself(which, admittedly, can be a problem)

Junu became such an amazing character. I absolutely loved reading from his perspective. But when I say I got so annoyed with Somin, MiYoung, and Jihoon for always treating Junu like he was this horrible person, I mean I was so annoyed! Yes, they do have some reason, but damn give him the benefit of the doubt will you! Oh, and I want to quickly add in that we also got in-between stories of the dokkeabai.

I loved seeing Somin and Junu work together and develop a relationship! Kat Cho definitely took you on a ride with these two. I found myself being so invested in how it would all play out. The ending of this book was so intense and all the characters went through hell! Speaking of characters, we also got to meet a couple new ones. One of them is Hyuk, whom is a reaper that I was very intrigued by. I don’t believe Kat Cho is writing another book in this series, but if she ever did, I would love to read his story!

Overall this was a fun and very addicting series and while reading both of these books, I could absolutely imagine this playing out as a KDRAMA! Which I would LOVE to watch!

Dewey’s Reverse Readathon Wrap Up

Dewey’s 24 Reverse Readathon is over and I feel very happy with myself. I was able to read two books and had a lot of fun participating in sprints, and seeing people’s updates online.

I started the readathon with Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye. I thought this would be a fun and quick read for this readathon and I was right! I was really enjoying this one.

I decided to change it up and pick up an audiobook. I went with Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll because I also had a physical copy of this so I could follow along. I got about 40 pages into this and was just not feeling it so I put it down. I still wanted an audiobook so I jumped onto Libby and chose Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. This was a good choice. It was quick, but also very engaging!

The next day I spent the rest of the readathon finishing Date Me, Bryson Keller.

Overall, I completed two books, a total of 642 pages in 24 hours. I’m happy with that! It was a fun and relaxing readathon and I’m excited for the next one!

Did you participate in the Reverse Readathon? If so, how did you do?

Currently Reading

People come to me because I fix things.


Broken taillights, faulty dishwashers, you name it. There are very few things I can’t make brand-new again. If it’s broken, malfunctioning, or just in need of a hand, it lands in my lap. That’s how Trey ended up in front of me, an unexpected stranger in my kitchen.


Only, he’s not broken.


Far from it. He’s gentle, creative, compassionate, and bright, all wrapped up in this timid, cagey package of blond curls and shy smiles. He’s been dealt a bad hand, running from someone that hurt him more than just physically, and he needs my help. My protection.


But Trey is different from every other guy.


He makes me feel things I don’t quite comprehend. Things I didn’t know were buried inside. No matter how hard I try to keep them quiet, I can’t ignore the way his attention quickens my heartbeat or how his soft eyes and even softer lips stir up desires I’ve never had before, and now that he’s this close to me, I’m not letting anything or anyone take him away. “

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/57319553-parker