The Gilmore Girls Book Tag

Hi guys,

As a lover of Gilmore Girls, I was incredibly excited to see that there were not one but many (I saw at least 3) book tags involving the show. Today I decided to do one of the easier tags as I have to go to work in an hour and a half and don’t have a whole lot of time on my hands anymore. So, here goes the tag!

Lorelei
A character with a witty or sarcastic sense of humor

Ava from the Firebug Series (duology?) by Lish McBride hands down. She is chock full of sarcasm. Also, Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You because I felt like mentioning a movie character as well. Sue me.

Rory
Your favorite classic

I’d have to go with Othello by William Shakespeare for this one because yeah, it’s depressing and messed up and makes me feel some type of way whenever I read it but it is also my absolute favorite.

Luke
A book you secretly love but are afraid to admit.

Ummm, I might have to go with an entire type of books for this one and that would be the Amish love stories as I am hopelessly in love with quite a few of them and I almost never want to admit that love. Also, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard as I feel like it’s become a bit more common not to like that book than it has to love it and yeah, I was very angry with it at first but after that twist of an ending I’ll admit that it holds a place very near and dear to my heart. Also, gonna have to mention the first book in the Vampire Diaries series which is…The Awakening because I’m trash for it though I would never admit it out loud or in public.

Lane
A musical character

Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. He’s not necessarily a musical character but he does play an instrument and I love that about him. I also occasionally daydream about it.

Dean
Your first book love

George from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling and come on, do I really need a reason? He’s George.

Sooki
A book you’ve devoured

This would have to be a triple tie between Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, and the first two books in the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I finished them all in a day (obviously separate days lmao).

Jess
A book you love, that gets the most hate.

Maybe Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard? I haven’t been seeing a lot of people loving on it lately.

Miss Patty
A book that was ruined by the hype

Twilight? I spent years not giving this book series even the tiniest bit of a chance because it was so incredibly hyped that I ended up hating it. I’m just now sort of giving it a chance and while I can’t say it’ll ever be my favorite book in the world, it’s not that bad.

Emily Gilmore
An expensive book

I don’t really pay full price for books. Amazon is kind of my go to place next to thriftbooks.com and ebay because I am a very poor reader with a very huge obsession but I’d have to say that the most expensive book I’ve ever bought is probably Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which I purchased the week it came out at the mall and yeah, it was pretty expensive.

Paris
An uptight character

Would it be weird if I said Frodo Baggins? Cause that’s who I’m going with. Also, Bilbo at the start of the Hobbit.

Richard Gilmore
A character death you will never get over

A death sort of happened in Gemina that I’m still not over but I feel like just saying that is a spoiler so I’m gonna run and hide now. Also, a little over half of the deaths in the Harry Potter series. They fucked me up bad. And Commander Root from the Artemis Fowl series. Everytime I read the Opal Deception I cry.

Logan
A character who has gone through the most development

Artemis Fowl. He went through so much character growth throughout the Artemis Fowl series it is incredibly unreal.

The rest of the questions in this tag were taken from A Book Lovers Playlist‘s post.

Michel
A book with a character who has an accent

Seamus Finnigan. Going with him because I could listen to his voice all day.

Christopher
A character who is part of a “Team” fandom Ex. Team Jacob or Team Edward

#TeamSpike? I honestly can’t think of a book character that fits this question right now except for maybe #TeamSimon but I am #TeamSimon not out of shipping him with Clary because I really don’t but because I think he’s amazing and yeah, non-ship reasons.

Jackson
A loyal character

Luna Lovegood. Seriously, Luna is Queen when it comes to loyalty.

Taylor
A character who always has something to say

Simon Snow. While what he says doesn’t always make the most sense, the guy does say a lot of words.

Kirk
A quirky character

Bonnie Bennett from The Vampire Diaries. Way more quirky in the books than in the show but she’s still pretty great either way. Also,  Sylvie from Firebug (told you I loved that series) who is incredibly quirky.

Babette and Morey
A couple you couldn’t imagine not being together

Outside of Luke and Lorelai? Probably Simon and Baz from Carry On because they match.

 

Book Lover Survival Tag

Just a forewarning, this post is in no way sponsored by Penguin Teen though they did create this awesome tag. It just so happened to be something I saw recently on YouTube and I was so intrigued and obsessed by the tag that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

The point of this tag is to come up with 5 to 6 books to bring with you if you were going to be stranded on a deserted island which honestly is something I’ve thought about before due to being weirdly obsessive about these sort of things.

Now for the books:

  1. Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception by Eoin ColferWhile Artemis Fowl is indeed my favorite book in the series it is the fourth book in the series that really holds a special place in my heart. It is not just an adventure story but a reunion story as well one that shows our favorite heroes suffering through loss and fighting hard to take care of and save each other. Words cannot begin to describe my love for this book or half of the feelings that I experience whenever I read this and while I have read it at least six times before I would gladly read it again and again which is precisely why I would gladly have it along with me on a deserted island.
  2. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg: Fried Green Tomatoes isn’t just my favorite book of all time. It is the book I go to whenever I’m sad and need something warm and familiar to get me through. I have no doubt in the world that this book would provide an excellent companion during those lonely days and hard nights spent on a deserted island which is exactly why I would want to have it with me always.
  3. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein: The first book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy just so happens to be my very favorite book in the series. It is the book that started Frodo’s adventure and the book that made the members of the fellowship into a family. Growing up those members were the family I wanted at a time that was extremely difficult in my life and would no doubt be a comfort during a stay on a deserted island.
  4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: Words cannot describe my love for this book. If I had to pick one book to have multiple copies of it would be this book and the fact is that I already own 3 copies of it but I feel like I still need more. It is the book I want to own in multiple languages and the book that I want to re-read almost always. I still haven’t yet but I am sure a deserted island would be a great place to do so.
  5. A Tyranny of Petticoats: This book is an anthology of short stories and because of that facts seems like an excellent book to bring on a deserted island with me.
  6. And the last book I would bring with me on a deserted island would be Harry Potter and the Order of the because of reasons I couldn’t even begin to explain.

That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed my list and please feel free to let me know which books you would bring with yourself in the comments below as I would love to hear them.

 

Amber

 

Series Summer Update + A Mini Review

Hi guys,

So Series Summer hasn’t been going all that well. It has however been going which I think is great. Seriously, I’m going to give myself pats on the back when they’re needed because it has been a fairly stressful summer so far. Anyhoo, with that said I have finished one book for series summer and that book is:

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Yep, your eyes are working correctly. No, I swear they are not deceiving you in the slightest. The first book I’ve managed to finish for Series Summer is Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman and my goodness guys was it an excellent adventure. I adored this book so much and the last few pages had me on the edge of my seat and so stuck in my feelings I didn’t know what to do.

Gemina was a whirlwind that did not slow down even once. It was to me, an excellent sequel that in no way suffered from middle book syndrome and I am literally counting the days until Obsidio comes out. I need that book yesterday, I loved Gemina so much.

Trust me, if you want an action packed adventure with likable characters, gorgeous illustrations and plenty of chaos go on and pick this book up. You will not be disappointed.

Amber

Late Post: Read-a-Thin TBR

Hello guys!

Long time no see. Seriously, I think it’s been over a month since I’ve posted which I am very sorry for. Work and school and life had gotten way too stressful and I wasn’t exactly doing much reading at the time. until now that it. This week I started reading a whole lot more than I have been in awhile and it’s all thanks to Read-A-Thin a readathon run by Jessica Marie 493A Court of Books and Love, and A Very Bookish Girl

While I haven’t made too much progress in my books so far I have made it beyond page 20 in both which I am considering a win considering I honestly haven’t been reading or at least haven’t been reading physical books actively. Anyways, I know you don’t want to hear me ramble on and on about my reading struggles so let’s get on to the tbr discussion:

Read a 2017 release: For this challenge, I picked Want by Cindy Po. The cover looks amazing, the character is insanely different from me (I mean the main character does live in space) and I’ve just heard so many different amazing things about the book both on YouTube and on Twitter that I’ve been dying to read it and thanks to this readathon I will finally be able to get to it. I may also use this book for the Read a diverse book challenge as well. 

Read a book that is the same color (or a similar color) as your birthstone: For this challenge, I picked Ash by Malinda Lo. My birthstone color is purple (Amethyst) and the spine of the book (and the naked book) are both purple so  I feel like Ash counts pretty well. 

Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji: For this challenge, I picked The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder as I happen to be a big fan of the wow or surprised emoji and this book’s synopsis seems to fit the description of the emoji fairly well. Fingers crossed that the book ends up being as interesting and wow worthy as it seems.

Read a book starting with a letter from TBR (the word “the” doesn’t count): For this challenge, I picked two books which are The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett and Bones of Fairy by Janni Lee Simner. I have currently started Bones of Fairy and it is very attention grabbing so far. Hoping to use it for the Read a book in 24 hours challenge as well, if work ends up allowing me to do it.

Read a book with a title or author with the same first letter as the first letter in your first name: For this challenge, I picked Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw. Ironically, this book was one of the very first books I ever preordered and yet I still haven’t managed to read it. Here’s to hoping that will change during this readathon. 

Read a book with a warm colored cover (orange, red, yellow, brown): And lastly, for this challenge, I picked Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. This book, the sequel to Anna Dressed in Blood also happens to be on my Series Summer tbr so in a way if I do manage to read this book during the readathon I will be killing two birds with one stone.

The very last challenge that I would like to complete is Buddy read a book and while I do not have a set buddy reading buddy yet I do have a book I would very much like to re-read during this challenge and that book is my favorite book (possibly of all time) Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Now I know that this tbr is very extensive and long but I do have very high hopes that I will at least be able to get half of these challenges completed before the readathon is over.

I’m going to try to get some reading done but be warned, you guys haven’t seen the last of me. I’m already planning out my next few posts in my head, the first of which happens to be an update on my Series Summer reading progress (hint hint, I finished a book on the list already, it has a blue cover and makes me want to go to space.)

Until next time,

Amber