This was the fastest paced tag I have done so far. Like answers were automatically coming to me and I was writing them and I realized just how much I’ve missed doing Book Tags!!!
My enthusiasm for doing tags is so much that I don’t wait for people to tag me and end up searching for book tags to do on google. And honestly omg there are sooooo many nice, fun, interesting tags to choose from I was overwhelmed with all the choices presented to me.
Now further deviation, let’s get into this:
A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t finished:
Haha, there are waayyy too many. I’m generally an indecisive person, so naturally when it comes to books I can never make up my mind which one to read. I want to read like multiple books at one time, and when I finally decide on one book, I read like 10 pages ad then decide to watch a show or sleep or eat or do anything BUT read that book. I know, that’s very ambivalent of me. So the book I’ve left incomplete are:
A Quiet Kind of Thunder (Because its seriously isn’t going anywhere! It’s like stuck at a point where a mute girl and a deaf guy are just making each other’s existence valuable)
The Night Circus (Man, I was really enjoying this one but had to leave it because umm, idk, i kept it back on my shelf when I was arranging it, and then I was like meh it looks so good on the shelf lol)
Three Dark Crowns (Tooooo drag in the beginning but I only read like the first 10-12 pages and I’ve heard it’s drag in the start but it’s worth it in the end)
13 Little Blue Envelopes (This was a very nice book. All about travelling and going to Amsterdam and Italy and damn, I would love to have an aunt like that. I left it because I had to come back to college and I could only take a few selected books and this was one book I decided to NOT take with me lol)
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (I started listening to its audiobook while i was on the treadmill in the gym. But i remember i kept listening to it all the way back to my dorm, but then just left it and forgot allllll about it until this post lol)
Where One Goes by Toler B.N (This is the book which i’ve left incomplete for like the longest! I think it was back in 2011 that I left it hoping to come back to it, but I just never had the motivation. Last month I read 5 more pages of it and i was like screw this, I’m not reading it although I’m almost at the end but like meh, whatever)
40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak (I’ve heard it’s amazing and so far I found it pretty interesting, but I had borrowed it from a friend back home, so had to return it back to her before coming to college. But I will read it again, for surree!)
A book you just haven’t had time to read for:
Umm, there are a lot of books like that. That’s the problem. I have waayyyyy tooo many books to read, but so little time. So there isn’t possibly just one book right now. Even if there were unlimited hours in a day, I would still not have probably read all the books because of my indecisiveness, but aah well, that’s another story.
A book you can’t read because it’s a sequel:
Naah. I never ever buy sequels if I haven’t read their first part no matter how attractive the cover or the synopsis may seem to be.
A book you haven’t read from your TBR because it’s brand new:
A book by an author you’ve previously read but didn’t really like:
Hhmmm, I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve encountered an author/book like that yet. However, I genuinely feel like if you read Sidney Sheldon novels, after a time you’ll just get bored of his books because they all more or less follow the same pattern of betrayal, crime and glam and they get really monotonous and predictable. So maybe that is why I just got tired of his later books.
A book on your TBR Pile that you’re just not in the mood to read:
Oh this will be goood! There are so many books like that. For starters, When we were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. I got this book only because Ishiguro won the Pulitzer for this year, so I was like let’s try this. But I’m kind of not in the mood, you know. It’s like this deep story about war and change and I don’t think I’m in the mood for that kind of stuff right now.
A book on your TBR pile that you haven’t read because it’s enormous:
Umm, all I’ll say is I am glad I don’t have It by Stephen King on my shelf. I don’t own it nor will I ever try to buy this very humongous, fat, thick book which could literally take me an entire century to read.
A book on your TBR you bought because of the cover:
The Book of Lost Things.
It isn’t a very out of the ordinary OH-MY-GOD this cover is drop dead gorgeous kind, but it gives such uncanny, mystical feels. I have a whole post devoted to this book, appreciating the cover art. You can read this here.
Secondly, I’ve just realized that most of the books I adore because of their covers are the ones I end up reading on Kindle. Like Wintersong and Caraval. I fell in love with their covers and ended up reading e-book version of these because I couldn’t wait. (I’m glad I made this decision for Wintersong, I can’t stress enough on how pathetic this book really is).
The book on your TBR you find the most intimidating:
Hah! Definitely The Godfather by Mario Puzo and The Book Thief!
The Godfather was given to me by my cousin and he was all like “Oh this is so good, you have to read it and make sure you have a dictionary by you when you’re reading it because it has good vocab in it” and honestly that intimidated me so much! Also, the synopsis sounds so scholarly and intellectual, I’m not really sure this is is the book for me. Like I am scared of picking up this book. What if I don’t understand it and people ask me questions which I don’t know how to answer and I’m just left there looking like a dumb blonde???!!
Book Thief has been on my shelf since so loonnggg and in the end I just ended up watching the movie (pls don’t kill me guys, I know this is really a very shitty move) and now the question is should I read the book or not?? Because the movie was pretty good! I really do want to read the book, because I’ve just heard so many good things about it! But I honestly am sooo intimidated by it, it’s not even funny.
So there it is, guys! I’m so glad I did a tag after so long, I feel like I should take out time to do tags more often. Are there any intimidating books on your TBR’s? Let me know below!!!
-Until next time! xx
Yoooo guys! I AM POSTING AGAIN, SECOND TIME THIS WEEK…..WHAT?! You all must be wondering how did this happen, but basically I have decided that October is going to be a good blogging month ok? I will post 3 times a week, read atleast 4 books AND post reviews on them all (woaah tell me to stop if this becomes too unrealistic) and also do 2 book discussion posts! AAAH ALL PLANNED OUT JUST HOPING THAT WORLD DOESN’T COLLAPSE ON MY FEET NOW.
Jessica Tuckerman’s Tag:
Have an unlimited money for Ebooks, or a 5,000 dollar B&N giftcard?
Seriously? B&N giftcard obviously, duhh. I would rather read free e-books or $3 e-books but seriously not sending $5000 o e-books. That’s just not right.
Meet any deceased poet, or J.K. Rowling?
Deceased poet. Jane Austen. Deceased poet. Jane Austen.
Wait, deceased POET?!! Ugh I read it wrong! I thought deceased author. *rolls eyes* What the hell, I GOT SO EXCITED! No sorry, no favourite poet I’m going to go with deceased author and JANIIIEEEEEE ALL THE WAY!
Write the world’s most famous book, or visit the world of your favorite book for one day?
Write the world’s most famous book, obviously! With all the money that I would get, I will then create my own favourite fictional world! How about that, huh? Best of both worlds!
Choose ______ or ______ ? (Insert characters from your favorite fictional love triangle.)
Claire and Jaime from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander!
Experience Hogwarts in a very realistic and accurate virtual reality, or travel around the world for a year, at no cost.
No questions on this one.
READ ONLY TRILOGIES OR STAND ALONES?
I’ve always been a stand-alone kinda person and only recently have I gotten into reading series, and that also so that I could have discussions with people LOL. So, I think a well-written, good stand-alone would do for me.
READ ONLY FEMALE OR MALE AUTHORS?
This is like asking whether you would have chocolate or cake for the rest of your life, but can’t have both. Like what the hell? Why is this even a question…?
SHOP AT BARNES & NOBLE OR AMAZON?
There’s no Barnes & Noble or Amazon here in Pakistan but I recently ordered books from Book Outlet, so I think I’m gonna do more of that in the future. Apart from that, Liberty Bookstore is my favourite store!
ALL BOOKS BECOME MOVIES OR TV SHOWS?
If stand-alones, maybe movies but if it is a series, then TV shows.
READ 5 PAGES PER DAY OR 5 BOOKS PER WEEK?
Would love to read 5 books per week, but we all know my laziness and negligence in life is just too damn high, so that’s impossible to achieve. I think I will stick with 5 pages per day.
BE A PROFESSIONAL REVIEWER OR AUTHOR?
As of now, I would love to be a professional reviewer. But later in life, I will definitely look forward to becoming a professional author.
ONLY READ YOUR TOP 20 FAVORITE BOOKS OVER AND OVER OR ALWAYS READ NEW ONES THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BEFORE?
Why would I keep re-reading the same books? If I live upto 200 years, I definitely don’t want to be stuck with just 20 books.
BE A LIBRARIAN OR BOOK SELLER?
Umm can bookseller be renamed to bookbuyer because I would definitely wanna be that!
ONLY READ YOUR FAVORITE GENRE, OR EVERY GENRE EXCEPT YOUR FAVORITE?
The word “favourite” was invented so that it could be a list-topper in everything. Why would someone want to not do favourite?!
ONLY READ PHYSICAL BOOKS OR E-BOOKS?
I prefer physical books, but I think I end up reading mostly e-books because they’re easier to read even when you’re just walking around or are in class. Lol.
So that’s it guys! Feel free to do this tag, whoever wants to. I’m posting from my phone, so can’t really tag anyone.
-Until then, Happy Reading!! xx
I’m so sorry how I’ve been so inactive on my blog. So I decided to do another Booktag that I saw over at Thoughts on Fantasy. Basically, I self-tagged myself ha. It is an interesting one, and you know how I just love talking about books and reading lists, and TBR’s instead of actually reading ’em. Lol.
What Was The Last Book You Marked As Read?
Pride and Prejudice (Wtf, whaatt?!) I really have no idea why that book is marked as “read” so late.
What Are You Currently Reading?
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard.
What Do You Plan To Read Next?
hmmm, good question. I don’t know! Something from my September TBR.
Do You Use The Star Rating System?
Are You Doing A 2017 Reading Challenge?
Yes. And I kept a low goal of 25 books a year because I know even that would be incomplete. I’ve completed 8 books HAHA. (I think the problem lies in me DNF-ing stuff so much)
Do You Have A Wishlist?
Wait. Does GR have a wishlist?! WHAT THE….
Ok no I just googled, you make wishlist HAHA. Such a disgrace I am to the book community. Also also, Half of my “to-read” list is my wishlist, hun, what are ya’ll talking about?!
What Book Do You Plan On Buying Next?
So I’m legit placing an order from Book Outlet right now and my cart says:
Love & Gelato
Beneath Wandering Stars
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 1
This Savage Song
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Way I Used to Be
The Book of Lost Things
Do You Have Any Favourite Quotes?
Who Are Your Favourite Authors?
Umm, I like Kristin Hannah. And umm I basically don’t read according to authors but I’m planning to go on a Neil Gaiman spree soon!
Have You Joined Any Groups?
The YABookBloggers An awesome group of bloggers with monthly group reads, discussions and buddy-reads!
Name the first 5 books on your to-read shelf?
Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Even the Darkest Stars by Victoria Schwab
The Archived by V.E. Swhwab
The Unbound by V.E. Schwab
The Spellbook of the Lost and Found
anyone who wants to do this! Go ahead guys x
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve done a tag. And I saw this really interesting one, over at A Bookish Human’s blog. For once, where a tag is not asking about the books I’ve read, but about other reading-ish bookish stuff.
1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?
I don’t. Lol. Seriously, I’m the most indecisive person on Earth. I will either blog about my options and ask for help or just start reading my top 3 picks and see which one engages me the most.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?
It depends how much I’m not loving it. If its Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) kinda boring, then i might just quit. But if people actually have been saying a lot of good stuff about it, then I might try and force myself to read it till the end.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
Lol, I think I’ve always been behind my GR challenge. If towards the end I’m 2 books away, then yes I will def try catching up. But if I’m like 4-5 books away then I’ll just be like fuck it.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?
Umm, hasn’t happened with me yet. So I can’t say
5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?
Hmmm, I have yet to encounter that situation to see who I’ll turn to.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?
HAHA I REALLY DON’T THINK THAT’S EVER GONNA HAPPEN. I’ve never cried on books or movies.
7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?
Hahah I will read the summary of the book on Sparknotes or smth
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?
I’ll just go like “Uhh sorry, it’s a friend’s book so idk if I can give it to you..”
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?
I’ll read Weird Things People say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell. That always makes me laugh my ass off and then motivates me to read more. Idk it’s a crazy psychological thing with me.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?
Hmm, if I had an endless Bill-gates kinda supply of money, I would buy alllllll of the new releases and pretty book covers. But since that’s not the case, I would settle with getting atleast 5 books.
11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?
Haha, quite a long time I assure you. But if it’s a cover buy, I’ll most probably read it immediately.
Oh..this tag ended fast. Lol. I actually liked doing it!
Since I self-tagged myself in it, you guys are free to do so too. This is fun guys, try it out!
See ya later, readers xx
This is really the most unique idea of a booktag I have come across on ANY blog! Check out Leonie’s blog @ Lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou for loads of funny tags and everything else. And duh, don’t forget to link back to her post. (and mine lol)
Here are the rules:
1. You can either take the word the person who tagged you used, or you can pick your own.
2. You must list all the books on your read list which include that word in either the title or the author.
3. Tag some friends and pass it on!
So Leonie gave me the word “Secret“
Haha, honestly, I didn’t know there would be so many old books with “secret” popping out on my reading lists. I read these books back when i was 13 or younger, and it gives me major nostalgic feels writing about them! I think I should do a separate post for these books, what do you think?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
2. The Secret of the Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew#5)
Aaaaah my favourite ever series! Nancy Drew was my role model, man. Not only had i read the entire series, but I had re-read ALL 20 books. (or more, maybe? I don’t remember). I’m so gonna do a post on this and then maybe tell the very depressing story of how I lost this entire collection.
3. The Mystery of the Secret Room by Enid Blyton
The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret by Enid Blyton
SHIT. SHIT. THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SERIES EVER. LIKE EVER. Wait, did I say that about Nancy Drew?? No no, this was supposed to be my favvvvvv when I was 8, I guess.
I am literally dancing around with excitement because I miss this series so much!!!
Guess who the naughtiest girl was? ELIZABETH. And she was my favourite character ever. (I also love Elizabeth Bennet. I think I always had a thing for Lizzie’s) Oh also also, her friend was Julian and he was the ultimate loveable cute little monster. I think the picture of this Julian stuck so vividly in my mind, that whenever I read about a character named Julian, I always picture him as a school-boy. Lol.
Lisa’s Secret (PenPals#12) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
There wasn’t a clear picture on google for Lisa’s secret, so I’ll just go with posting a picture of the entire collection. This series was a sort-of typical teen-growing-up-girly series. Boyfriends, crushes, back-stabbing bitches. Yupp, kinda trashy, I know. But it has such good memories linked with my school-days! But that’s a story for another…blogpost hopefully!
Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
So there goes my list of books with the word “secret” in them. I’m not tagging anyone, so anyone who feels like doing this, go ahead! I give you the word “Night”
-Hope you guys enjoyed reading this! xx
Because I love doing book tags, I decided to do another which I saw over at BookFandom1001. If you’re a tagg-y person (Taggy person is a person who loves doing just ANY booktag. Reference: My Dictionary)go over at her page because she a lot of crazy-ass booktags.
This was one tag where I could easily answer the questions without having to ponder over my lack of not having read any YA series I could comment on. (If you’ve been following my blog, you would know I haven’t read Harry Potter or The Hunger Games but that doesn’t mean you’ll unfollow me, right? Shit.)
Before I give away anything else, let’s dive into the questions!
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Avalon High and Airhead by Meg Cabot. These were my first proper “teen romance novels LOL.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Current read: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Last read: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Next read: Glass Sword or Pretties
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Overtumbled Graves by Jess Walters
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
I would like to hope that I read each and every book in TBR shelf until I retire. And just get more books when I retire.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Wait till the end, duh. Why would I want to ruin a potentially good story?
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
It can be a total waste but if it’s my favourite book, I’ll read each and every page. (Acknowledgements, contents, and even “other titles by this publisher” LOL)
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Alice from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Biff from the Biff, Chip, Kipper children books haha. THEY HAD A MAGIC KEY! Omg, think about all the things I could do with a magic key!
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
Hahaha this is very very stupid. The Pen Pals series by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. This series features the story of four friends, and I had a group of 4 friends when I was 11, so each one of us were basically a character in the book. For example, if i was Laura in the book, then we had a secret code name for my crush which was Laura’s crush’s name haha. So.Fucking.Lame. (Judge me all you want, guys!) But they were seriously good times.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
Umm, no. I’ve only ever bought or borrowed books. No weird ways.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
12. Which book has been with you most places?
I don’t take books to places because I’m afraid i’ll lose them but I have taken November 9 with me on a train trip. (It was a softcopy, btw)
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
When the rain clouds gather by Bessie Head. I freaking hated it, and I still hate it. LOL. Other than that, I’ve read Shakespeare in high school but i still like all of his works. So basically, my answer to the question is no, there is no such book.
14. Used or brand new?
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
No. Don’t think I’m gonna read them anytime sooner as well. (Sorry!)
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
The chocolate lover’s cookbook by Patricia Lousada.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Nobody close to me is as avid a reader as I am, and the ones who are LOVE The Fault in Our Stars. So no thanks, I’ll just read reviews and make up my mind.
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
The Nightingale was the first historical fiction I read and ever since, I’m hooked!!
So, that’s it guys! Go ahead and do this if you want, but I’m sure majority of you out there have probably done it. I’m just tooooo late. But still, my offer stands.
-Take care, ya’ll!! And let me know what you guys think in the comments below! xx I would love to hear them!
Aaah finally a booktag where I don’t have to spend time thinking and writing down my answers! I saw this tag over at Beth’s blog @Reading Every Night and I loved the idea of it! So I decided to give it a go toooo. I tried my best answering the questions as quick as possible! So here we go….
1. Ebook or Physical Book?
Physical Book, duh. Although I mostly read books.
2. Paperback or Hardback?
3. Online or In-Store Book Shopping?
4. Trilogies or Series?
Neither. I’ve actually realized I haven’t read a series since The Nancy Drew series in grade 7. (Yupp, haven’t read Harry Potter!)
5. Heroes or Villains?
Depends upon which one is the more mysterious broody type.
6. A Book You Want Everyone to Read?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
7. Recommend an Underrated Book?
Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
8. The Last Book You Finished?
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
9. The Last Book You Bought?
I never only buy 1 book. I bought 2 books: 13 Little Blue Envelopes and The Colour Purple.
10. Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?
I really don’t remember….oh yeah, my lipgloss!
11. Used Books: Yes or No?
12. Top Three Favourite Genres?
Classics, Historical Fiction and Fantasy.
13. Borrow or Buy?
14. Characters or Plot?
Both? No, plot. No no, both. Ugh!
15. Long or Short Books?
16. Long or Short Chapters?
Who cares as long as the story is good?
17. Name the First Three Books You Think of…
I’ll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Wish Granter by umm I dont remember (I had to be quick!)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
18. Books that Make You Laugh or Cry?
That is the most difficult question. No book has made me cry (I will give credits to The Nightingale for making me sad for two entire days) and definitely not made me burst into laughter (The most fun I had, was reading the satirical humour in P&P)
19. Our World or Fictional Worlds?
20. Audiobooks: Yes or No?
21. Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?
Always. Always. Always. And hence, my regrets in life.
22. Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations?
Book to TV adaptations.
23. A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book?
I haven’t read Coraline by Neil Gaiman although I wished I had. But the movie was super-super amazing! And people say that the movie was ACTUALLY much better, so I’ll go with that.
24. Series or Standalones?
So that’s pretty much it, guys!! I did my best to keep it to one-word answers but God knows my inability to do that. LOL. I tag everyone who wants to give this a try!
P.S Try timing yourself, it will be more fun. I did this in 2 mins lol
-Happy Reading! xx
Hi guys!! Today is 14th August, and if you live in Pakistan, you know that today is Pakistan’s Independence Day!!!
So, I’ve been thinking to do a booktag for a while now, and I feel like today’s the perfect day! Not only this is going to be my first tag, but it is also going to be the very first booktag that I created myself! So I’m super super excited!!
Now, since its Independence Day, each tag is going to be on a fact about Pakistan. I feel like this is something I haven’t seen previously on other blogs and it is also an interesting way for people to get to know about my country as well!
*Patriotism levels are crossing 100* LOL.
I tag anyone who wants to do it and join in the fun. One request, please link bank to my post. It would make me extremely happy to know that people are actually taking interest in my ideas! Now without further ado, here you go!
The colour of Pakistan’s flag: Choose a book with a green cover or green AND white.
I choose Green by Laura Peyton Roberts.
(Hahaha, isn’t this lovely? The title is the same as the colour)
2. Pakistan’s national animal is Markhor. It is a wild goat and one of the most beautiful wild animals inhabiting the mountainous regions of Pakistan.
Choose a book with an animal in the title
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
3. Pakistan is the first Muslim country to own a nuclear power: Any historical fiction.
I don’t know why but somehow the word “nuclear power” reminds me of the World War and automatically historical fictions start coming into my mind. Or maybe, I just need an excuse to push historical fiction into every TBR or BookTag.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
You guys just have to, like HAAVVEEEE to give this book a read! Its absolutely stunning and breath-taking!
4. Pakistan’s national anthem and it’s tune ranks at the top around the world: A book about love for music, singing or bands. Listen to the anthemhere.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
5. Pakistan has the world’s largest ambulance network, “Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation”. It is also listed in the Guinnes Book of world records: A book which reminds you of, or takes place in a hospital.
When Breathe becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
So that’s it guys! There goes my Independence day factual tags lol. I hope you had fun reading this. Feel free to do it and don’t forget to link back to me!!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!