Hocus Pocus Book Tag

I have a confession to make: I’ve never watched Hocus Pocus. Okay, so hear me out. Although I grew up in America, I did not grow up in the American culture. So, I’ve never watched timeless movies like Princess Bride and Hocus Pocus. (Okay, I have watched Princess Bride, but only recently). I grew up without a TV, and my family never went to the movie theatres because there weren’t any nearby, which is why I had to turn to books for entertainment.

I was tagged by the lovely Laura over at The Book Corps. Make sure to check out her blog and send her some love!

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The Rules:

There are no rules. It’s YOUR blog. But if would be nice if you linked back to Never Not Reading, and maybe the person who tagged you too. Share the love folks.

Feel free to use the GIFs used by Never Not Reading, the graphics made by Flavia the Bibliophile if you would like, both, or make and use your own visuals!

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Un-To-Be-Read

I was recently going through my Goodreads TBR list to see what I could potentially read to get out of my reading slump and I realized that there are a lot of books that I have on there that I have no interest in reading anymore. Some of the books on the list I added several years ago and never got around to reading.

Because of the large amount of books on my TBR list that I don’t want to read anymore, I thought it would be high time that I take them off. I compiled a list of books I’m going to un-TBR (is there another term for taking books off your TBR shelf?).

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Books I’m Ashamed I Haven’t Read Yet

I’m a slow reader. On top of that, my mind is super picky on what it wants to read and when. On top of that, school has started and I have little to no free time to read. That being said, I have not read a lot of books that everyone else is the YA community seems to have read. It seems like I’m the only one who hasn’t read these books yet, and I feel slightly embarrassed, especially since I own physical copies of most of the books.

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I’m hoping that by acknowledging that I haven’t read these book, I’ll motivate myself to read them soon.

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The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I was nominated by the lovely Anna @ My Bookish Dream. She’s such a sweetheart and don’t forget to check out her blog!

The Rules:Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 3 questions posed by the nominator
  • Nominate up to 8 other bloggers and provide them with your own 3 questions
  • If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award

This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.

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First Impressions of Books

People always say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but let’s be completely honest, we still do it. Literally. Whenever I’m at a bookstore or shopping online, the reason I’ll pick up a book is to read the blurb if the cover catches my attention.

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Now, most of the time, the covers are not deceiving, but some of them are. I’m going to look at covers of books I’ve never read and try and guess what the book is about. Then I’ll look at the blurb to see how accurate I was.

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Kiss, Marry, Kill: Throne of Glass edition

I’m bored. Let’s play a game with the Throne of Glass characters.

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What game will that be, you ask?

The only game I can think of at the moment: Kiss, Marry, Kill!

For those who don’t know what this game is, it’s basically where you choose three people (in my case, characters) each round to kiss, marry, and kill. Fairly simple. To amp up the stakes, I put names of Throne of Glass characters in a jar and drew three for each round. Whichever three I choose are the ones I have to use.

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The Blogger Recognition Award [2]

I was tagged by the very lovely Audrey @ Audrey Writes Abroad. Don’t forget to check out her blog! You won’t regret it 🙂

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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My Story

I’ve probably told this story a million times already, so I’m going to keep this super short. The TL;DR version of how I started my blog is that I was bothering my older sister (as siblings do) and she told me to start a blog to help with my boredom and I did. The end.

Advice

1. Don’t worry about the numbers.

Don’t stress too much about the statistics (followers, likes, views, etc.). In the long run, they don’t really matter. Blogging is miserable if you only think about the numbers and are only posting to get a lot of followers. As long as you are doing what you love, the numbers don’t matter.

2. Have fun!

Blogging is a casual thing. No need to stress about it too much! Just have fun 🙂

Nominations

All of you lovely people! Yes, you too!

I want to hear about your story and advice! 😀

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Until next time….

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September 2017 Wrap-Up | I didn’t do much

To be completely honest, I totally forgot to do a monthly wrap up and now I’m quickly trying to type this out before it get’s too late. I blame it on the schoolwork. The amount of homework my teachers have given me this weekend is so overwhelming, so I’ve been doing nothing but working these past couple days.

Hopefully next week will be better, but we’ll see about that.

Homework aside, I think I had an okay blogging month. I didn’t do anything super drastic but I wasn’t able to read any books. Actually, I was able to read during September but I haven’t finished anything that I’ve started.

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One-Liner Challenge

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I saw a post recently by Epic Reads of a whole bunch of TL;DR summaries for YA books. I thought it would be a fun idea to make a challenge to do a whole bunch of one-liner summaries. Except for this post, I wanted to do something a little bit different. Not only do I have to summarize the book in one sentence, I also have to poke fun at it. Think of it as a one-liner roast.

For this challenge, I decided to do YA fantasy books because it’s my favorite genre.

(Disclaimer: I love all of these books and don’t mean any harm towards the stories, the authors, and their fans. This is just for fits and giggles.)

The Rules:

1. Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post.
2. Make a post of one-sentence summaries and/or roasts of at least five books.
3. No spoilers!
4. Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your post.
5. Challenge as many or as little people as you want!
6. Have fun!

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