The Horror Movies Book Tag

It’s October so I might as well do something Halloween-themed. Shout out to Thrice Read for posting this tag on their blog. I welcome you all to do this super spooky tag too.

Zombie Apocalypse: Name a book you would save when civilization ends.

If I were to pick a series, then I would say Harry Potter. If I were to pick a standalone novel, then I would pick The Odyssey.  


The Vampire: Name a book you would stake through the heart.

The Circle by Dave Eggers pissed me off to no end with its infuriating characters who don’t learn anything at all. I get that the point of the book is that sometimes you can’t escape innovation (good or bad) but I thought that was a little pessimistic.


Haunted House: A book that still haunts you

The Secret History by Donna Tartt has stuck with me since I read it for the first time, not knowing what I was getting into. It’s easily Tartt’s most quotable book. Bonus: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak also stuck in my mind after I read them.

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The Psychological Thriller: A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn definitely threw me for a loop. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher also does a great job with plot twists as Hannah tells her story. Bonus: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (that I love) includes some great plot twists as well. Red Shirts by John Scalzi has a really meta plot that messed with me.


The Creepy Doll: A book that seems innocent but it’s not.

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green both begin out innocently enough only to rip your heart out and stomp on it. (I mean, you can say that for most John Green books, though. I can’t say the same for John Steinbeck.)

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The Monster: A book that you could barely tackle.

I reviewed The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt before I actually finished because the book was so long, at least for me. I still enjoyed it, though. Admittedly, I’m still not quite finished with IT by Stephen King either.


The Comedy Horror: A book with mixed genres that worked or didn’t work.

Rooms by Lauren Oliver did a really good job mixing a ghost story with a family drama. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is a great combination of supernatural elements and comedy as well.


The Cliched Teen Horror: A book you found super cliche.

The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer was riddled with cliches. I also found An Abundance of Katherines by John Green to be a bit cliche but it wasn’t nearly as bad as Twilight if you ask me.

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The Demonic Possession: A book that was so gripping that you needed an exorcist to escape it.

The Harry Potter series, The Percy Jackson series, American Gods, The Princess Bride, Looking for Alaska, The Little Friend, The Lost Symbol


The Science Fiction: A book you would sacrifice to the aliens for the good of mankind.

I would happily give the aliens The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird in order to illustrate the best and worst parts of humanity.





The Intergalactic Book Tag

Guess who’s back with another book tag? It’s me because I’m bored and haven’t read anything new lately. I don’t know why but I keep getting myself into books that take me forever to finish. How about we kill some time with a book tag? I got this one from Comma Hangover

Space – Name a book that is out of this world, or that takes place in a world from its own

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The Martian takes place on Mars, so you can’t get much out of this world then that. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series takes place in a topsy-turvy world that exists on the back of a turtle. Neverwhere is set in a magical world located under London that completely different from the London we know.

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Black Hole – a book that completely sucked you in

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I will continue to peddle American Gods as I could not put that book down when I first read it. The Night Circus was also a intriguing book that I quickly fell into.

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Lightspeed – a book that you are anticipating so much that you wish you could use light speed to get to it.

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I realize that these authors are very decisive but I’m excited for these books regardless.

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Nebula – A book with a beautiful cover

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All of the books in the 50th anniversary series of Doctor Who books are gorgeous. I should note that I own all of these and they are great books.

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Multiverse – Name a companion series or spinoff  that you love

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I absolutely loved The Heroes of Olympus series. It was the perfect add on for the Percy Jackson series and I loved the addition of Roman mythology

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Gravity – Name your favorite romantic pairing that seem to have a gravitational pull to each other.

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Achilles and Patroclus from The Song of Achilles are a wonderful couple that are so dedicated to each other. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy also have an undeniable attraction to each other without it being sappy.

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The Big Bang – A book that got you started on reading.

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Let’s just get Harry Potter out of the way because most of us got started with reading. I do remember absolutely loving Cornelia Funke and I loved The Dragon Rider in particular.

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Asteroid – Name a short story or novella that you love

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Poe and Gaiman have written some of my all-time favorite short stories.

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Galaxy – Name a book with multiple POVs

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These book all use multiple POVs beautifully and I definitely recommend them all.

Spaceship – Name a book title that would be a great name for a spaceship

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Not The Odyssey but I think a ship called The Odysseus would be cool.


That’s the end of this particular tag. I hope at least a few of you enjoyed this and wish to do this tag as well. Have a good day!



The Doctor Who Book Tag

I’m a big old Whovian so I’m tagging all of my fellow Doctor Who fans to do this tag. Shout out to Becoming Bookish for making this tag. I greatly appreciate it.

The Classics – A book that still fits into YA literature

I’m going to have to say To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I recently reread it for class and I can see how it holds up the test of time. It may not be my favorite but I do appreciate it.

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The Ninth Doctor – A book you feel is underrated

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller definitely deserves more attention, if you ask me. Feel free to read my review of the book.

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David Tenant – A book series that was very hard to say good bye to when it ended

I feel like I don’t need too much of an explanation so I’m just going to leave the picture of the cover down here.

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Matt Smith – A book that made you smile

The Lost Hero from the Heroes of Olympus series absolutely made me happy. I love the sense of humor that Riordan has that he uses in the books.

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Rose and Ten – A ship that never sailed

I was pissed that Miles and Alaska never got a chance in Looking for Alaska by John Green. Looking for Alaska

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Weeping Angel – A book that you blinked and it was over

The first time I read The Great Gatsby I breezed through it and was sad I did that. Now, that I’ve reread it I love it and it’s one of my favorites.

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Daleks – A book you want to eliminate

I may have books I don’t like but I don’t have any books I would completely destroy.


Bow ties are cool – A bandwagon you jumped early on

I actually read most of The Song of Fire and Ice novels before Games of Thrones became super popular.

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Run you clever boy, and remember – A book with a clever plot twist

I would have to say that Redshirts by John Scalzi had some really great plot twists that I enjoyed. (Check out my review of that one also)


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Raxacoricofallipatorious – A book with names that you found really hard to pronounce

The Golden Compass tripped me up when I first read it.

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The TARDIS – A book that took you back in time

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak paints a really vivid picture of WWII era Germany and it was fascinating to read.



I hope you all enjoyed this tag and I look forward to seeing other people’s answers.


The Coffee Book Tag

Hi everybody. I survived my first week of the semester and I have a long weekend now. Again, I’m going to do a book tag because I have not had time to read quite yet. Also, I’m a bit of a coffee addict so this tag was only fitting. Once again, I saw multiple sources do this one so I will give credit to whoever has also done this tag. I hope all of my fellow coffee lovers enjoy this tag too.

Black – a series that’s hard to get into but has hardcore fans.

I’m going to have to say The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The books are deceptive and make you think that it will be an easy read. They are still good books regardless but the fandom is like an iceberg. LoTR books

Peppermint Mocha – A book that gets more popular around the holiday season

I swear I watch the cartoon and the live action versions of this book at least ten times in December. It’s still one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories.


Double Shot of Espresso – A book that kept you on edge from start to finish.

I couldn’t put down American Gods by Neil Gaiman, The Martian by Andy Weir,  The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, or The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins when I first read them.
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Starbucks – A book you see everywhere

Outside of the Harry Potter books, I’ve been seeing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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Oops! I accidentally ordered decaf! – A book that you expected more from.

Crossed by Allie Condie let me down because I really enjoyed the first book, Matched. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn was not as good as her other books, in my opinion.

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The Perfect Blend – A book that is bitter and sweet but satisfying.

I’m going to have to say The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and Brick Lane by Monica Ali all fit this criteria for me.

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Green Tea – A book that is quietly beautiful

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, and Rooms by Lauren Oliver all fit this for me. Gaiman’s short stories are both fantastical and profound. Kaur delivers powerful poems about the reality of being a woman and her life experiences. Oliver’s reinvented ghost story provides beautiful imagery along with a heart-wrenching narrative.

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Chai Tea – A book that made me dream of far off places

Do I dare say Harry Potter? Of course, I do. Stardust by Neil Gaiman and the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan also had the same effect on me.

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That is all for now, folks. As the semester rolls onward, I’ll have more opinions of books to share with you. I just wanted to let you all know that I’m going to try my best to be active. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and don’t forget to stay caffeinated.

The Book Titles Tag

I couldn’t resist when I saw this one. I can’t name a single source for this one but you know who you are if you’ve done this one. I appreciate anyone who enjoys me doing these and, to anyone who doesn’t like these tags, I’ll be posting more reviews soon.

1 A book title that’s the story of your life


I’m a huge fan of Felicia Day and I loved her autobiography. She’s very relatable and even the title spoke to me.

2. A title that describes your perfect weekend.

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One of the central themes in this book is traveling aimlessly from paper town to paper town. I love just driving around and sight-seeing all of these tiny towns.

3. Title of an adventure you’d like to go on

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I have always wanted to go to Savannah, Georgia where this book is set. I’m fascinated with the paranormal so I would love to go on a ghost tour in Savannah.

4. Title you would want to name your child

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The first one is pretty obvious. I really like the name Hazel, the main character in The Fault in Our Stars. As for Harry Potter, there are an abundance of names in there that I would consider naming my kids.

5. Title of your ideal job

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I know it’s not a job title but I would like to work in a library, or just around books in general

6. Title of a place you would like to visit

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I want to do a tour of haunted hotels, including the one that inspired The Shining. 

7. Title of your love life


I’m just an Elizabeth Bennett looking for my Mr. Darcy

8. Questions you ask yourself

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My anxious and weird brain if full of “what ifs?”

9. Title of a kingdom you want to rule


I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t like this book but the title does make for a good kingdom name.

10. A title you would name your band

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This one would be a good name for an all female-rock band. Also, I’ll be reviewing this book soon.

11. What is your current mood?


I’m kind of hungry right now.

12. What is your favorite color?


13. How do you feel about this year so far?

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Maybe some of you feel this way too.

14. Where do you want to travel?


I want to go back to Dublin so badly.

15. What are you summer plans?


I’m not planning on stealing books but I’m planning on stealing away into books.

16. What are your plans this year?

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I’m really hoping to get an internship or, at least, apply for some internships.

The Harry Potter Spells Tag/Challenge

I’m back at it again with another book tag but I realized I hadn’t done a Harry Potter related one yet. I found this one on @becomingbookish  so check it out if you want. Other than that, enjoy this tag and feel free to participate in these tags too.

Expecto Patronum – A book associated with good childhood memories

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Well, obviously I have strong ties towards the Harry Potter series but I also loved A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’engle and The Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funk

Expelliarmus – A book that book you by surprise

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I had to read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for my World Lit class last semester and I ended up loving it. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a powerful story.

Prior Incantato – the last book you read

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The last book I read was The Shining by Stephen King. I haven’t finished it yet but I’m working on it.

Alohamora – A book that introduced you to a genre you hadn’t considered

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I used to be an avid Mortal Instruments fan and, though I don’t read it anymore, it introduced me to urban fantasy.

Riddikulus – the funniest book you read

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The Martian by Andy Weir is pretty hilarious. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett is also a really funny read.

Sonorus – A book that everybody should know about

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I absolutely recommend American Gods by Neil Gaiman and The Secret History by Donna Tartt to just about everybody.

Obliviate – A book spoiler you would like to forget having read

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I skipped to the end of Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent series, because I was frustrated with the book then I was pissed at the ending and just gave up reading it.

Imperio – A book you had to read for school

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I’ve read a bunch of books for school so I’m going to say my favorites have been Dracula, The Great Gatsby, Brick Lane, and Fahrenheit 451. 

Crucio – A book that was painful to read

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The Book Thief hurt like hell but was still a great book. Also, The Mark of Athena hurt my feels.

Avada Kedavera – A book that you would kill

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Allegiant, Ender’s Game, The Lovely Bones, and The Gold Coast can suck it for all I care.


That’s the end of this book tag. I hope you enjoy this one too.