Time for a fun book tag. I was tagged for this lovely by the lovely Leelynn from Sometimes Leelynn Reads over on twitter. You can find her answers here. There are a bunch of prompts but not all required to do so we shall see how far I get. I mean, I am very good at procastination…
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Give credit to the original creator of the tag (Kate @ Cover to Cover Book Blog)
- Link back to the original post (this one!)
- Nominate other bloggers whose procrastination preferences you’d like to know!
- You DO NOT have to wait for a nomination to do this tag! Nominations are optional
- Link your post in the Master Linkey so other BookEnders can see it!
- Finally… link your posts in the comments! It’s not a rule, but I want to see them.
What are some of your favorite epistolary romances?
Epistolary: written in the form of a series of letters
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
While of course not completely written in letters, the emails are still very important in the book.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Again, not letters but a series of diary entries written for others more than herself.
What are some of your favorite reads featuring a celebrity / royalty /
Wintersong duology by S. Jae-Jones
The Goblin King would be quite the celebrity, don’t you think?
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
The monkey king is equally as well known…
Losing Time on Twitter
Link yourself and share your favorite Twitter accounts that keep you entertained
My account is Signourney. I didn’t really make a seperate blog account and just dump the whole lot on there.
On Snapchat / Taking Bookish Photos
Share some of your favorite bookish photos, and be sure to tag your accounts!
I am not on Snapchat but I am on Instagram with a bookish/bujo account. I like to take pictures in nature when I can, especially with the Spring weather. Unfortunately covid-19 is throwing some shade on those plans.
Baking Cookies 🍪
Uh, yum! What books have you read recently that surprised you (in a good way)?
Killing Gravity (Voidwitch Saga 1) by Corey J. White
I wasn’t sure what to expect here but I found a very inclusive sci-fi world that I’d love to dive into a bit more.
City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery 2) by Django Wexler
Unlike the first book, this second book managed to get me a whole lot more excited about the characters and the world. And hey, f/f relationship!
Reading Books 🙂
What are some reads that sucked you in so much you had to keep reading?
The Library of the Unwritten (Hell’s Library 1) by A.J. Hackwith
This one just completely swept me up. Once I was in I could not let go.
Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Bishop
Another recent was Wild Country. Once I am in this world I am just sucked in completely
Feel free to share some of your favorite spreads!
What are some of your favorite listed blog posts that you recommend we check out?
Five Books to Read for Halloween if You Liked Frankenstein | Book Recommendations
I’ve never hid that I am not the biggest Frankenstein fan but I do think its Monster is one of the iconic classics for Halloween, along with Dracula and werewolves. So this year I am here to help you figure out some books to read for Halloween if you liked Frankenstein.
Great Starts to Adult Fantasy If You Are New to the Genre | Book Recommendations
Some genres you just kind of roll into. Fantasy was that for me. Other genres scare you. And other genres same very appealing but you just don’t know where to start. I’ve heard this a lot with people that like Young Adult Fantasy but aren’t sure where to start with Adult Fantasy. So since I read quite a bit of fantasy I listed a few fantasy that I think can be great places to start.
Urban Fantasy vs Contemporary Fantasy: Is There a Difference?| Discussion
Isn’t that just Urban fantasy though?
Jumping from Task to Task
What are some books featuring multiple POV’s that you recommend?
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
More people need to read this great asian inspired fantasy.
The Winnowing Flame by Jen Williams
Honestly, I’d happily rec you her other series for this prompt as well. Jen Williams has a gift for writing compelling large casts.
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Another author who is very talented in writing compelling large casts and interestng worlds.
The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
I will be shouting about this book forever, just so you know.
Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
Another mastermind at writing compelling large casts.
Scrolling through Bookstagram
What are some accounts that have the prettiest accounts?
What are some accounts that always have great recommendations?
Maraia is such a lovely human that I am proud to call my friend. She takes great photos and always knowns the best smaller fantasies to rec.
Liesbet is a potterhead and not afraid to share it with the world ❤ She takes such great pictures.
Dutch bookseller who always has great recs for Middle Grade!
Love/Hate Relationship with Phone
Books featuring your favorite enemies-to-lovers romance!
The Winnowing Flame by Jen Williams
Maybe not entirely enemies to lovers but there is certainly a lot of animosity here at first.
Singing Along to Music
Do you have any recommendations for musical books / rockstar romances?
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
A recent read about talented musicians with extra talents mixed in.
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
How can I forget about my piano playing cinnamon roll Beck?
Playing Video Games
Shoutout some of your favorite books that take place in an alternate world!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
All the dragons, all the time.
The Demon King (Seven Realms 1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Time for my favorite thief.
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
How could I ever forget about Howl and his peculiar moving castle.
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld/Tiffany Aching 2) by Terry Pratchett
Always need Discworld on a list like this.
Blogging / BookTube-ing
What are some of your favorite blogs (or BookTube channels) that you follow?
I have a lot of favorite blogs and favorite people. How can you make me choose?
It takes skill to keep a series well organized – what series do you recommend that gets better and better with each book?
Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud
You knew this was going to be in here somewhere. Throughout the book we follow Nathaniel who grows up throughout this trilogy and as such the story becomes better.
The Others by Anne Bishop
I had to really get used to the world and the characters in the first book, but the next books quickly sold me on it all. I wonder how I’d feel if I reread the first book now.
Texting with Friends
Shoutout your favorite books that feature a great friendship
Trying to come up with some other books than I already mentioned…
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
I love it when younger kids make friends with eachother right away. Like hey, you are a misfit like me, lets be friends…
Wayfarers by Becky Chambers
Truth that most of these friendship relationships feel like family.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
I love this group of boys that somehow found eachother.
Making Lists instead of doing Tasks
What are some of your favorite office / workplace romances?
Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson
I’m not much of a workplace romance person but this one came to mind right away.
Cuddling with Pets
Books that feature an animal changeling OR books that feature awesome, fun pets so well they’re basically characters!
Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega
The Winnowing Flame by Jen Williams
War beasts. I don’t know how I can make this trilogy sound even more epic.
Using Goodreads Like a Social Media
What are you currently reading, or What are the next couple books on your TBR?
Be sure to link your account!
I am currently reading Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett. I’ve been reading it for a while which has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with all my headaches and things. I also need to read Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova soon for review. I need to read Wyrd Sisters and Guards! Guards! for my turtle recall readalongs. And for the murderbot readalong I need to reread Rogue Protocol. All set in stone it is here lol.
Who Do I Nominate?