Hi everyone! I’ve been at a loss lately on what I want to post, because all the posts that I want to do mean that I have to either do a lot of research on them, or I have to read a lot of books to complete and with me being in a weird reading slump, it would take forever for me to reach a place where I can actually post those.
Amy from A Fangirls Opinion then saved the day, and tagged me in the Meet the Book Blogger Tag! I’ve been wanting to do some more tags lately because they’re fairly easy to get done and posted. This was a tag created by Samantha and Amber from Bibliomavens. I love doing book tags, and I’m excited to do this one! Please go check out both blogs, they’re amazing!
Here are the rules for this tag:
You know, this is actually a really difficult question for me. I don’t really feel strongly about any characters, not to the point where I feel the need to claim someone as an all-time favorite. Is anyone else like this? I do tend to like characters that are witty, strong, and kind of reckless, and characters that have some sort of secret or hidden past. Because of that, I tend to like characters like Aelin from Throne of Glass, Geralt from The Witcher, Bershad from Blood of an Exile, Thia from The Storm Crow, and Veronyka from Crown of Feathers!
You know, when this question has come up in other book tags or prompts, not once did it occur to me that you could say a book on how to survive. I don’t know what that says about my priorities, but I’ve always immediately thought of fiction books instead! If I had to choose just ONE book, I would say maybe The House in the Cerulean Sea because it’s just so heartwarming! If I could choose a full series, I would choose A Song of Ice and Fire because I could come up with so many different theories and they’re such long books that I would have plenty of reading material!
It’s funny because Amy also mentioned it in her answer, but I still don’t understand the hype around The Cruel Prince! When I first read it, I was one of those people who said it was really good, but then after some time I found that I couldn’t remember anymore what it was that I liked about it. Clearly that isn’t that much of an unpopular opinion anymore, so I’ll add in another one. I didn’t really like the Shadow and Bone trilogy all that much by the time I got to the final book, but I am excited to see what the show is like because I think that story will do better in a visual format. I definitely enjoyed the first book, but it just went down from there for me.
Hmmm…I don’t really think I have any weird bookish habits! The only thing I can think of is when I’m browsing online for books, if I see a book that I already own there’s this thought in the back of my head to add it to my cart because it’s a book that I recognize. I don’t actually buy it, but for some reason it happens every single time! I think that I spend too much time looking at new books so when I see something I recognize it makes me want to buy it even if I already own that same edition.
Most of the books that I read have characters that I love, but might not necessarily want to bring to a family event. A character that I think would be a safe option would be Simon from The Duke and I! For one, he doesn’t have any magical powers which could be difficult to explain to family and he’s a genuinely nice guy.
I started my book blog almost 4 years ago, so my reasons aren’t as clear now as they were before. I know that I first found the online book community through YouTube (although I don’t remember who it was I started watching first) and then it all just snowballed from there, with me finding Bookstagram and then realizing that blogging is something that anyone can do. I started with my blog in September of 2017, and then my Bookstagram was started a month later!
Like most people who start book blogging, I found that I didn’t really have anyone to talk to in real life about the books that I was reading, so I wanted to both share my thoughts and feelings and connect with others who read the same books as I do! I’ve definitely accomplished sharing my thoughts on books with others, and judging by the numbers there are a LOT of people who care about what I have to say. (thank you!) However, I still don’t really feel like I’ve truly connected with anyone else, going on almost 4 years I haven’t made any friends that I talk to on a regular basis which makes me a little sad, but I never know how to approach people to make new friends online like that!
I love the way that you can escape the real world for a while, and that’s part of why I read fantasy. I’ve always had a pretty vivid imagination and I’ve always loved magic and things that don’t exist in our world, so fantasy helps me explore all of that! I love all the feelings that you get from reading, and how you can laugh, cry, rage, and so much more all just within one book.
Okay so I graduated from college with a degree in Conservation Biology with the intent of working in a field where I can work to save endangered species. However, after I graduated it was really difficult to find jobs in my area in my field that were looking for entry level positions, and I didn’t want to move to another state so I was desperate and applied to a local hospital thinking it would be temporary. Now I’ve been there for 5 years, and I’m now a research project coordinator, which is a pretty big jump from what I have a degree in! I enjoy what I do though, and I hope to do it for a lot longer!
Honestly the only thing I can think of is books by Sarah J Maas, I always end up really enjoying them and her books are some of my favorites, even though I know that not everyone likes them! It definitely feels strange to me to say that anything she writes are my favorite, especially knowing that I also like to read dark adult fantasy and the two don’t really go together and it’s not really a full representation of my reading tastes.
This is the part where I realize that I don’t have a book that I gush about all the time! I don’t know if that means that I just don’t feel strongly about one particular book, or if there’s something wrong with me because it seems like EVERYONE has a book that they’re known for loving! I guess if I had to choose a book that I think everyone should read regardless of what genre you like, I would say The House in the Cerulean Sea again! It’s just so wholesome and heartwarming, and it also has a really powerful message about acceptance and finding yourself.