Rapid Fire Book Tag!

I saw this tag over at Icebreaker694’s blog and decided to participate! I tag everyone who wants to join in the fun!

EBOOKS OR PHYSICAL BOOKS?

Physical. One hundred percent!

PAPERBACK OR HARDBACK?

Paperback

ONLINE OR IN-STORE BOOK SHOPPING?

Online

TRILOGIES OR SERIES?

I’m not really a fan of either. I’m going to say series though since I’m reading Stephen King’s The Green Mile. I also read A Series of Unfortunate Events.

HEROES OR VILLAINS?

Heroes

A BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ?

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RECOMMEND AN UNDERRATED BOOK.

I don’t know!

THE LAST BOOK YOU FINISHED?

Conversations Bordering On Torment! My good friend Jade wrote it and you should definitely check it out! It’s amazing. It’s a poetry book! Before that I re-read Tell No One by Harlan Coben.

WEIRDEST THING YOU USED AS A BOOKMARK?

Maybe a receipt or a tag from clothing.

USED BOOKS, YES OR NO?

Sure, though I prefer new ones.

TOP THREE FAVORITE GENRES?

Thriller, Horror, Fantasy

BORROW OR BUY?

Borrow if I don’t know if I’ll like it. Buy if I’m pretty sure I will or know I will. Of course, it depends on the price too.

CHARACTERS OR PLOT?

I think I’m gonna go with plot. It’s important that you like what’s going on. Characters are important to, but if the plot stinks, the book stinks.

LONG OR SHORT BOOK?

Medium. Around 350 pages or so.

LONG OR SHORT CHAPTERS?

Short.

NAME THE FIRST THREE BOOKS YOU THINK OF.

Inkheart, Deadlines, The Green Mile

BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH OR CRY?

The end of Tell No One was pretty tear jerking.

OUR WORLD OR FICTIONAL WORLDS?

Ours. Reality is always better in my opinion, because…well, it’s real. The power of fiction is incredible though and fictional worlds are awesome!

AUDIOBOOKS: YES OR NO?

Nope!

DO YOU EVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER?

Maybe sometimes. Not much.

BOOK TO MOVIE OR BOOK TO TV ADAPTATION?

Book to movie.

SERIES OR STANDALONE?

Standalone. BIG TIME!

 

The Birthstones Book Tag!

I saw this tag over at Hot Shot Headlines and thought it was pretty awesome! Feel free to participate!

January (Garnet): Associate with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

  • The Unwanted by Peter Straub. I’m not going to say who the character is due to not wanting to spoil the book, but once you read it, you’ll know!

February (Amethyst): Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities … You can base this off of characters, or choose the king of all books.

  • Dead Lines by Greg Bear! The book is amazing at horror. It’s also my favorite book!

March (Aquamarine): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower.

  • Hmmm…this one’s a little tough. Maybe Linda from Tell No One by Harlan Coben. She’s not the strongest character or the bravest.

April (Diamond): A diamond in the rough – Name a book that you loved but is not well known.

  • This is again, kind of hard. I think I’m going to go with Sundays at Tiffany’s!

May (Emerald): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well.

  • Shauna and Linda in Tell No one. Their relationship isn’t really dug into, but I imagine they work well together. Linda seems like a kind and caring person (though not the bravest) while Shauna is strong and fearless.

June (Pearl): Associated with loyalty – Name a character who is loyal to the end.

  • Not to go on and on about the same book, but David Beck in Tell No One. He never gives up – seriously!

July (Ruby): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry.

  • Now You See Me by Peter Straub. The book is great but has a lot of asinine characters (on purpose).

August (Peridot): Pale green (It pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character.

  • I know this is a book tag, but I’m going with a TV show on this one. Al from Quantum Leap. I love him!

September (Sapphire): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming effect on you.

  • I know this is weird, but I’m going to say We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy. It’s just a nice, informational book about a great movie!

October (Opal): Iridescent – Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (Shiny? Lots of color?) Or you can base it off of a character (Quirky? Colorful?)

  • InkHeart by Cornelia Funke. Gorgeous cover!

November (Topaz): Associated with resilience – Name a book with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

  • I’m gonna say Maya from Fool Me Once. I wouldn’t say she’s always ethical, but she is very brave from what I remember.

December (Blue Zircon / Turquoise): Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be a part of.

  • Again I’m gonna go with Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet – Jane and Michael.

 

 

 

The Rest in Piece Book Tag!

The new Rest in Piece Book Tag is here! Feel free to participate and let me know if you do!

B.W. Ginsburg

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This is an original book tag created by yours truly, B.W. Ginsburg at Getting Through Anxiety and Rest in Piece Book Blog. To get all of you excited for my new book, Rest in Piece,  I thought I would make this tag for all who want to participate to enjoy! Remember that my book is available for purchase on Amazon! Special thanks goes to everyone who has supported my writing!

The Rules:

1.) Answer the questions as best as you can

2.) Post the picture of the tag on your own post

3.) Mention who tagged you and thank them for the tag

4.) Tag whoever you want

5.) Have fun!

Now, for the questions:

1.) Ghost, demon, or angel? Which of the following would you most like to be and why?

I’d have to go with angel. Maybe to some it sounds boring, but I’d much…

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The Anonymous Bookaholic Tag!

I was checking out Jenn, Eden, and Caitlynn’s blog, Thrice Read, when I came across this awesome book tag! I decided I would give it a try! Thank you to the bloggers at Thrice Read for checking out some of my blog posts!

What do you Like about Buying New Books?

I like knowing that I’m about to read something that I’ll probably enjoy – especially if the book is by an author I love like Harlan Coben or James Patterson!

How Often do you Buy New Books?

Sadly not that much. I probably get more from the library than I do purchase them.

Bookstore or Online Book Shopping – Which do you Prefer?

Since I don’t go shopping a lot because of my anxiety, I have to go with online shopping.

Do you have a Favorite Bookshop?

Not really anymore. I used to really like Borders though when they were around.

Do you Pre-Order Books?

Sometimes! Especially Harlan Coben books! 🙂

Book Buying Bans – Are they Something for you?

Nope.

How Big is your Wishlist?

Not big. I want to read Hunted though by James Patterson. It’s one of his Bookshots (shorter books).

How Big is your Wishlist?

Hunted, and….uh…not sure!

Are you a buyer like me or are you more frugal with your book buying?

More frugal.

I TAG: EVERYONE!

 

The Candy Book Tag!

Yesterday I discovered Steff’s blog, Little Booky Nook, and saw that she participated in The Candy Book Tag. It seems really fun, so I’ve decided to participate as well!

Apple | Ah. Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it really isn’t your thing.

Easy choice! This definitely goes to Catcher in the Rye. I thought the book was awful while tons of my classmates in college seemed to love it! I just don’t get it!

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Milk Chocolate | This is a book you’d recommend to absolutely everyone.

While maybe not everyone should read this book due to it being scary and a ghost story, Dead Lines by Greg Bear is by far the best book I’ve ever read! It’s written amazingly well, has loads of good imagery, and is hauntingly creepy!

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Black Jellybeans | Why do these exist?

SO MANY OF THE CLASSICS OUT THERE! I’m not saying all classics are bad, but there are a ton of books that I find really boring that are labeled ‘classics’.

Chocolate Kisses | Aww this novel had the best romance.

I don’t read a lot of romance novels, nor do I read a lot of books that have romance in them, so I’m going to have to say Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson. It’s a great book!

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Gummy Spiders| Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.

Hell Fire by John Saul is pretty scary! So is Dead Lines, but I already mentioned that one!

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Jumbo Lollipop | This took your forever to get through, but hey! You did it!

At the moment I can’t remember the book, but one of Harlan Coben books took me a while even though it was great.

Cotton Candy | Admit it, you loved this when you were younger (you probably still do).

While I still think they’re highly overrated, I did like the Harry Potter series when I was younger. I was just never one of those fans that have to own tons of Harry Potter stuff, see the movies a million times, and read the books until they fell apart. I read them, thought they were well written, got excited about buying the next one, and that was it. I haven’t read them in a long time and didn’t like the movies that I did see.

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I tag:

Everyone who wants to participate!

Book Tastes Tag

Kendra over at Reads and Treats participated in this book tag. It looked interesting so I thought I’d do the same!

Hardback or paperback?

This is kind of a hard one. Hardbacks are kind of cooler to have, but I find paperbacks easier to hold, so I’m going to go with paperbacks!

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

Harry Potter. I think they’re overrated, but they were good.

Stephen King or RL Stine?

Stephen King

Sci-fi or fantasy?

Sci-fi maybe? I’m more into sci-fi movies than books, but oh well.

Reading indoors or outdoors?

Indoors.

Twilight or 50 Shades of Grey?

Neither.

Shopping online or local?

Online due to my anxiety.

The Great Gatsby or The Catcher in the Rye?

To be honest, neither but I hated The Catcher in the Rye, so I’m going to have to say The Great Gatsby

Fiction or Non-fiction?

Fiction.

Bookmarks or dog-earing?

Bookmarks!

Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl?

I don’t know who Roald Dahl is, so I guess Dr. Seuss. Never really cared for him though.

E-book or Audiobook?

E-books

I Tag…

EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE!

The Queen Book Tag!

The Bookish Underdog has been kind enough to tag me for this book tag. I haven’t done one in a while and I look forward to participating! Thank you so much!

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – A work that you feel successfully tells the story from multiple points of view?

I can’t think of any at the top of my head. I will say though that when it comes to going from character to character in terms of describing what’s happening with them, Harlan Coben’s Stay Close is great!

2. We Will Rock You / We Are the Champions – A work/series/author you follow and support the way a sports fan supports their fave team?

I’m going to choose Harlan Coben. He’s a great writer!

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3. Don’t Stop Me Now – A work you can’t put down?

Cradle and All by James Patterson. An amazing book!

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4. Killer Queen – A dominant or badass female character?

Anne Fitzgerald from Cradle and All. I really liked her character. She was strong, brave, and cared deeply for the ones she was supposed to protect.

5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – A work that includes a ridiculous/forced relationship?

Miles Teagarden and the young Alison at the end of If You Can See Me Now by Peter Straub. I’m not sure if they’re together-together at the end, but if so, that’s creepy and just wrong!

6. Under Pressure – A work you were pressured to read (by a teacher/peer/Booktube)?

Oh gosh, tons! I’m going to go with Catcher in the Rye. I didn’t really understand the big deal and didn’t like it AT ALL.

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7. I Want to Break Free – A pioneering feminist work?

I don’t know if I have an answer for this one.

8. Radio Ga Ga – A dystopian work that makes you uneasy, because you feel its predictions are/will be correct?

I don’t really read a lot of dystopian books. Sorry!

9. I Want It All – An author/collection you want to own in their entirety?

Well to be honest, I don’t really want any author’s entire collection of books. However, if I had to pick one, it would without a doubt be Harlan Coben. He’s my favorite author and he’s written so many wonderful things!

10. Innuendo – The most suggestive line in literature (like an innuendo)?

Another one I’m skipping.

11. I’m Going Slightly Mad – A work you enjoy for its eccentricity?

Maybe If You Could See Me Now by Peter Straub. It’s kind of eccentric in some ways but it’s an excellent book!

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12. The Show Must Go On – A work you enjoyed that was posthumously released?

N/A

13. Playlist – What are your favourite Queen songs?

Another One Bites the Dust, Don’t Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You

Sadly, I had to look these up to know they were by Queen. Still though, I like them!

14. Somebody to Love – Who do you tag?

Bookmark Chronicles

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Writing Radiation

Mary’s Average Adventures

Daisy in the Willows

Anyone Who Wants To Participate!

 

September Character Photo Challenge – September 15th

Okay, due to thinking that today was a fictional past that I wish was real (it’s actually future today and past tomorrow!), I’m going to have to switch the days around so I have more time to think about it. However, for a fictional past that I wish was real, I’m going with the Old West from Back to the Future III. Marty and Doc may have encountered some issues with Buford ‘Mad Dog’ Tannen, but other than that, it seemed pretty fun!

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Wanna Participate? Check out the schedule below!

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“Which Do You Prefer?” Book Tag!

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So I know that there are similar book tags out there, but I thought I’d create one myself! So without further ado, “Which do you prefer…?”

1.) Writing or reading books?

This is kind of hard. Then again, I love to do both to be honest. I think I have to say that I like to write stories more than read them, but only because I want to be a writer and because, I do enjoy it. However, reading books is much easier and I do enjoy that as well – which is why I wanted to become a writer in the first place!

2.) Reading hardbacks or paperbacks?

Paperbacks all the way! For some reason, hardcovers just look so much more daunting. I own both though and having hardcovers seems more important and substantial. Maybe that doesn’t make sense, but it’s true.

3.) Reading E-books or books you can actually hold?

Definitely tangible books. Reading on the computer or tablet frustrates the crap out of me!

4.) Reading books with the protagonist of a woman or man?

Actually I prefer reading books where the protagonist is a man. No idea why!

5.) Reading books written by men or women?

Men though I know how wrong it is to say that! Especially since I want to be a professional author one day and I’m a woman!

6.) Reading books or listening?

Reading. I’ve never listened to an audio book and have absolutely no desire to!

7.) Reading out loud or in your head?

In my head

8.) Getting books from the library/borrowing them or buying them?

I like owning books more, but it’s safer to get them from the library first and see if you like them. But I guess I like owning them more! Who doesn’t?!

9.) Reading thrillers or romance?

Thrillers all the way!

10.) Writing in books or not?

Not

11.) Reading long books or short?

I like reading books that are about 400 pages long. Not sure if that’s long, short, or in the middle!

 

I nominate everyone, but especially…

Bookmark Chronicles

The Melodramatic Confessions of Carla Louise

Hot Shot Headlines

Life Lessons Around The Dinner Table

That Bookshelf Bitch

Writing Radiation

*Please display photo of tag on your post if you participate! Thanks!

 

 

Song To Book Tag!

So I was just tagged by Icebreaker694 for this awesome original book tag! Thank you so much, ‘Icebreaker’!

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The Rules:

  • Mention the person who tagged you
  • Pingback to the original post at icebreaker694
  • List about 10+ songs that describe 10+ books
  • Tag 5+ bloggers for this post

Detective by No Doubt…Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Stranger in Town by Toto…The Unwanted by John Saul

The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News…We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gains (See what I did there?!)

One Way or Another by Blondie…Stay Close by Harlan Coben (I’m not done reading this book yet, but there is some serious stalking going on here already).

Ordinary Day by Vanessa Carlton…Sunday’s at Tiffany’s by James Patterson

Haunted by Jewel…If You Could See Me Now

Survivor by Destiny’s Child…Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant…Dead Lines by Greg Bear

Down so Long by Jewel…One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders…Suspect by Robert Crais

 

This challenge was so much fun! It was a bit difficult, but fun! Thank you so much again, Icebreaker694, for tagging me!

I Tag…

Sharon at Curious Queendom

Becky at A (Mostly) Music Blog

Laura Beth at Hot Shot Headlines

Mary at Mary’s Average Adventures

Tori at Tori Story

And anyone who wants to participate!