Unique Blogger Award

Hello bookish friends! I was nominated by the lovely SincerelyKarenJo for the Unique blogger award! Thank you so much and make sure to check out her awesome blog and send some love over!

Rules:

  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

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If your life was made into a movie, who would play you? Why?

OMG, I have NEVER thought about this question and have no idea how to answer this😱 I had to google “asian actresses” to find some since I actually don’t watch much asian shows even though I’m asian lol.

  

Well, maybe Brenda Song or Jamie Chung? I think they’re both too pretty to play plain old me 😂 And they’re actually known for being very extroverted and outgoing roles. So playing me would definitely be a challenge since I’m so quiet.

If you were stranded on an island, what 5 things would you wish for?

OMG, another tough question!

Probably, food, water, a house, books and music?

I think those five things would keep me going and I wouldn’t be stranded on an island anymore, I will be free of people (YES)!

What are some books you’re looking forward to reading for the rest of 2018?

This is going to be a long list, but some I’m excited to read are: (Some of these books are out already, but my local library takes FOREVER to get them)

Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas, Furyborn, Reign the earth by A.C. Gaughen, Always never yours, The continent, Emergency Contact, Your one and only, Our dark stars, and a TON MORE! There are a lot of interesting books coming out this year and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

 

My Nominees:

Thebookishchick 

Digitalpaperbacks 

Bibiliophile Soprano 

Bookish Bits 

The fuzzy bookworm

For the love of books 

Perpetual Fangirl 

Books and Dachschunds 

 

 

My questions:

What is your most recent 5 star read and why?

If you could visit any fictional place, where would you want to go and why?

What is your favourite mythological story and tell us more about it!

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Reading habits book tag

Reading habits book tag

I found this over on thebiliophilegirluk and this that this was interesting tag!

 

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I mainly either read in front of my laptop or on my sofa.

 

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

A Bookmark! I have a few at hand and just insert them whenever I need to put down a book.

 

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I try to stop after a chapter since it makes it easier to remember where I left off.

 

Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

Not really, I usually either drink a cup of tea or eat some sour skittles or dried cuttlefish while reading.

 

Multitasking: Music or TV whilst reading?

No! Music is still okay, but I feel that it distracts me from the vibe of the book, the TV makes it worse.

 

One book at a time or several?

One book at a time, if I read too many at a time I would definitely get confused and would not be able to write my book reviews properly.

 

Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! There is always time to read!

 

Read out loud or silently in your head?

In my head, I NEVER read out loud.

 

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

Skip pages, but I only do this if I feel that the pacing of the book is too slow.

 

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Trying my best to keep it like new.

 

Do you write in your books?

NEVER and I hate people who do it to library books! If I need to make a note or anything I would do it in my notebook that is for my book reviews. I strongly believe in taking proper care of things as though it was my own.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my answers and I would love to hear yours as well! Feel free to tag yourselves and enjoy this tag!

Rapid Fire book tag

Rapid Fire book tag

I found this book tag over on thebiliophilegirluk and wanted to try this out one!

 

E-Book Or Physical Book?

Physical books! At first I absolutely HATED the idea of E-books, until I started getting eARCs and just learned to adapt to it. Of course, I still prefer physical books instead.

 

Paperback Or Hardback?

I actually prefer hardbacks! Most of the time the covers are nicer and if you remove the dust jackets, the inside of the books look fabulous!

 

Online Or In-Store Book Shopping?

I would have to go with online book shopping! I LOVE shopping in-stores, but in my country, the books are crazy expensive, so I end up buying books online instead.

 

Trilogies Or Series?

Trilogies. I would enjoy series if the story was good, but I don’t like stories that drag out too much either.

 

Heroes Or Villains?

Villains! Of course everyone loves Heroes, their goodness is what makes them so lovable, but if a villain can be loved by the audience, it means that he has a redeeming point as well! I love villains as I like to see whether they get their redemption arc or at least I want to know what drives their madness!

 

A Book You Want Everyone To Read?

I would usually say The Lunar Chronicles, but this time I’m going to say The Cage series by Megan Shepherd! It’s too underrated and I think it deserves more hype!

Recommend An Underrated Author?

Erin Watt! I think they’re pretty famous, but I feel that they’re still pretty underrated! I LOVED When it’s Real and really want to read The Royals series!

 

The Last Book You Finished?

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

 

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used As A Bookmark?

My foot.

 

Used Books: Yes Or No?

Yes, as long as the book is not torn, I’m okay with it!

 

Top Three Favourite Genres?

Romance, Fantasy and Science Fiction! I literally never read a book without romance and if a book has all three genres, just give it to me already!

 

Borrow Or Buy?

Borrow! I borrow a ton of books from the library (I think they must have thought that I was crazy), buying books in my country is too expensive, even buying it online is still pretty expensive.

 

Character Or Plot?

Plot. If the plot is good, then we will automatically also see good characters.

 

Long Or Short Books?

Long! But not like 500 pages long, hopefully around 300-350 pages is good enough!

 

Name The First Three Books You Think Of

Cinder, Even the Darkest stars, Batman: Nightwalker

 

Books That Make You Laugh Or Cry?

Cry. Once a book makes me cry, it immediately gets a 5 star rating from me!

Our World Or Fictional?

Fictional! Good Lord, that is the whole reason why people enjoy books!

 

Audiobooks: Yes Or No?

Yes, only if I’m on a moving vehicle. Because I could definitely read it faster myself, but in the case of a moving vehicle, I definitely need an audiobook.

 

Do You Ever Judge A Book By Its Cover?

Yes, it’s the first thing that catches anyone’s attention.

 

Book To Movie Or Book To TV?

Book to TV. Usually TV are given more time to expand the story and let the characters and plot play out, the movie is too short for the entire story to be expressed.

 

A Movie Or TV Show That You Preferred To The Book?

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey.

 

Series Or Standalones?

Standalones, If it’s really good, it doesn’t need a series.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my answers for this rapid fire book tag! If you would like to join in, feel free to tag yourselves and let me know in the comments down below on how your answers would differ from mine!

The secret life of a book blogger tag

The secret life of a book blogger tag

I found this tag over on the biliophilegirluk and was tagged by ClisteBella for this tag as well!

 

So let’s get right into it!

 

How Long Have You Been A Blogger?

By the time this post comes out, I would have been blogging for 10 months!

 

At what point do you think you will stop?

I’m not sure, but if I can, I wouldn’t want to stop! I’ve met so many great people here!

 

What is the best part?

Knowing that my reviews or book recommendations have at least made one other person pick up the book, I know that my job is done!

 

What is the worst part?

Getting mean comments and the time it takes to maintain a bookstagram and book blog

;( Also, being an international blogger and not being able to get a lot of physical ARCs AND coming from a country that barely reads (Singapore), so no one understands my addiction to reading.

 

How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use?

Pretty quick! I usually use gifs or just combine book covers from a series using a layout app online.

 

Who’s your book crush?

It has to be Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

What author would you like to have on your blog?

Marissa Meyer! I’ve been following her works ever since Cinder first came out ( I was into the Lunar Chronicles even before the hype came in) and I really like her writing style! I also would love to have Erin Watt, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Megan Shepherd and Anna Banks! If I meet any of them in real life I would literally melt into a puddle right there.

 

What do you wear when you write your blog?

I’m probably wearing my home clothes since I’ve been at home for who knows how long now.

 

How long does it take you to prepare a post?

I take about 20 minutes to write a book review, but for special posts like my Chinese New Year post, I took about 2-3 days since I had to research some of the stuff and get pictures and do a ton of writing.

 

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

I LOVE IT! Everyone is so supportive and understanding! Everyone is also so open minded and the teamwork is so strong!

 

What do you think one should do to have a successful blog?

The numbers don’t matter, as long as you keep doing what you enjoy doing, I think people will catch on and join in. Also, I think it’s good to be versatile, like not only talk about books, but talk about maybe movies or photography or even fashion!

 

 

Thanks for reading this book tag and feel free to join in if you want to! Let me know how your answers would differ in the comments down below!

The Ultimate Book Tag

The Ultimate Book Tag

This tag requires you to answer the questions and tag two other bloggers. This tag was created by somebody. I found this tag over on BookLovingNut  .

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Yes ;(

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Marissa Meyer! I love how she gives life to her characters and story.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
I’ve never read Harry Potter Series (but have watched all the movies) and I’ve only read the first book of the Twilight Saga (But watched all the movies). My choice would be the Harry Potter series! The world building was great, the character arcs are good, and the entire series is so magical and inspirational.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
Yes, my earpiece, tissues, a small pouch containing emergency items and my phone!

5. Do you smell your books?
Yes, I even smell library books sometimes.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
With.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

I don’t re-read books, so I don’t have any in mind right now.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Once, I went to Australia for a school trip and I bought a book with an interesting cover (I was probably 11 at that time and didn’t know it was more of an adult book so I was in for the shock of my life when I read the book😂 I think the book is Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh (The cover has archangel wings – I probably bought it because of that).

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9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
My Miraculous Ladybug comic book.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Winter by Marissa Meyer

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
Yes! I really hope so but I think I don’t write really well though 😦

12. When did you get into reading?
I got into it once when I was 14 and went back at it when I was around 20.

13. What is your favorite classic book?
None, I don’t read classic books.

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Yes, along with science.

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I would give it away to someone I know who would enjoy the book.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
None. All book series are different in their own ways although they may have similarities.

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Being too lazy and let my book reviews pile up before writing them.

18. What is your favorite word?
Books!

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Nerd

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires! Well, I just like them better.

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Angels, because I like them.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werefoxes! I’m too scared of spirits

23. Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires, but that’s the 2nd time that vampires have been repeated.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love
I like both, only if the love triangle is done right, but I would chose Forbidden Love.

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Full on romance books! I’m a hopeless romantic at heart.

 

I’m too lazy to tag people so feel free to tag yourselves if you would like to try out this book tag! How would your answers differ from mine? Let me know in the comments down below!