My Pleasure Book tag:

This tag originated from BookTube, created by Steve Partridge and you can video his here. I was tagged by Mandy from Devouring Books 2017, , definitely check out her blog and send some love over!

1. Think. A book that made you think, hard.

Currently, It would definitely be City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare since the events of the books were INSANE and I keep wanting to read the next book ASAP but I’m currently reading Clockwork Princess first. I cannot stop thinking about Alec and Magnus

2. Love. A book that broke or mended your heart.

More than we can tell by Brigid Kemmerer! It was so emotionally heartbreaking to read this story and I was bawling my eyes out constantly!

3. Eat. A book that nourishes you.

 Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi! Not that it nourishes me in terms of feeling full, but in terms of drama and unexpectedness, this series has kept me on my toes ever since the first time I read the trilogy!

4. Laugh. A book that brought a little comic relief.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (You can see that my answers are showing that I’m binge reading the Shadowhunters series right now XD) But I loved the scene where Gideon threw a scone at Gabriel and I kept laughing at it because I kept imagining it in my head.

5. Sex. A book that explores or contains sexuality that doesn’t make you cringe.

Eep, definitely The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang! I loved the book despite not being a fan of Adult books!

6. Rest. A book that gave you peace, reflection, or just calms you down.

I would go with The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! It was the first book that brought me into the YA community and every time I just LOOK at the book I feel better!

7. Experience. A book that introduced you to a new subject or shifted your perspective.

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I know this seems a little out of sorts, but let me be honest, I was raised by homophobic parents and a religion that is extremely homophobic, and when I first watched the Shadowhunter TV series, I discovered Alec and Magnus’s relationship and I really rooted for them! After that, I grew more comfortable with the idea and even became LESS homophobic, now making it a point to even mention it to my family (on purpose (but I’m not homosexual) because my mum always feels the need to point out that it’s against the religion and even my country doesn’t really support it.) (Well, the country says they are neutral, but when they rate Love, Simon as R21 and refuse to bring in LGBTQ+ books in the library, I’m pretty sure they’re being homophobic too.)

 

 

I’m too lazy to tag you guys, but if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!!

The Sunshine Blogger Award 4

I got tagged by the lovely Myrth over at ClisteBella for the Sunshine blogger award! Thank you so much and definitely check out her blog and send her some love!

The Rules:

Sunshine Blogger Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions
  4. Have fun!

Myrth’s Questions:

  1. If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
    Wow, this is definitely a though question and I honestly never thought of this before! But I’ll definitely try to promote reading and get people to realise that mental illness shouldn’t be a stigmatism in society!
  2. What is in your fridge right now?
    Naming everything would take too much time XD So in my section of the fridge, I have face masks (that I rarely use), yakult and cooling water (which was leftover from when I was sick last week!)
  3. Where do you mind not waiting?
    I’m actually one of those weird people who doesn’t mind queuing, but one that I definitely would not mind is when I’m heading for an event which I’m looking forward to A LOT, like Anime Festival Asia or a bookish event!
  4. If you could only speak one word today, what would you say?
    “Ah!” Haha, I honestly never thought this through, but I’m usually pretty quiet too and usually use my facial expressions to get my point across.
  5. You’ve been given an elephant and you can’t get rid of it. What would you do with it?
    Well, I’ll take care of it and probably form a bond with it and become good friends with it!
  6. Would you rather never be able to express yourself accurately or always have to say the exact truth?
    I already cannot express myself accurately, so I’m going with that! I usually say the truth a ton of times, but not in exact terms!
  7. If you inherited a private jet from a stranger, what would you do with it?
    I would fly to Japan, right now! And then pick up my best friend (and maybe some blogger friends) and travel the world!
  8. What are you freakishly bad at?
    Spelling XD You would think that because I really like blogging and writing, that my english would be not bad, but honestly until now I still have no idea what a verb or noun is XD But even though I suck at spelling (thank God for google) and have no idea the difference between a verb or noun, I am still able to string together sentences very well (And was even top of my cohort for english various times) So, I guess I’m still kinda good at it?
  9. What’s the craziest or most out-of-character thing you’ve ever done?
    There was this one time, I was joking with my friend and I threatened to step on his shoes (Which he claimed were $300), I didn’t intend to do it, but it was so out of character that I actually DID step on his shoe. Of course if I did spoil his shoe I offered to pay for it, but in more serious terms, I don’t think I can be friends with someone who would pay $300 for a pair of shoes (who are literally mean to protect your feet and get stepped on) and get angry when that happens so…. Anyway, we’re no longer friends LOL.
  10. If you could learn any language fluently, what would it be?
    I’m about to do a post of the top 3 languages I want to learn! It will definitely be Japanese! Actually I took a module during my diploma study for basic and honestly the teacher was surprised that I had very good knowledge of Japanese (I’ve been watching anime for more than 10 years, of course I would pick it up). Even my classmates were shocked since I was a really quiet kid.
  11. If you had to work but didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do? 
    Honestly, whether I needed or don’t need the money, my dream of being an author will never change because I know it’s my calling although I have a ton of doubts.

My 11 nominees:

Fictionally Sam

Krisha @ Bookathon

A court of crowns and quills

Sophril Reads

Ace of Bens

The Bookish Bookkeeper

Danielle Marie’s Reading Nook

Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl

Lily @ Sprinkle of Dreams

Bookish_Heights

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

If you guys have already done it, feel free to ignore this tag!
And here are my questions!

  1. What are your goals for 2019? 
  2. If you could adopt/buy a pet right this instant, what would you choose to get?
  3. Favourite book of all time that you think everyone should drop everything right now to read?
  4. Something else you love other than books?
  5. If your life was going to be turned into a book, what would it’s title be?
  6. Do you write book reviews? How do you go about doing them? (Personally I have a notebook where I keep all my notes!)
  7. If you were kidnapped and had to leave one book on your tabletop as a form of communication, which book would it be?
  8. One book you would definitely want your future/ current kids to read?
  9. If you can only read one genre of books for the rest of your life, which genre would it be?
  10. Is there a book you thought you would hate, but ended up loving it when you gave it a chance?
  11. One app on your phone that is essential to you?

‘I Spy Book’ Challenge

I was tagged by Abbie over at Fuzzybookworm for the I Spy Book Challenge! This tag looks really interesting and don’t forget to check out Abbie’s awesome blog and send some love over to her!

Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get creative as you want and do it within five minutes!!

1. Food
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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

2. Transportation

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Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

3. Weapon

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Defy by Sara B. Larson

4. Animal

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Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer

5. Number

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The One by Kiera Cass

6. Something you read

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

7. Body of water

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Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

8. Product of fire

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Firelight by Sophie Jordan

9. Royalty

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Paper Princess by Erin Watt

10. Architecture

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A thousand pieces of you by Claudia Gray

11. Clothing Item

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Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

12. Family Member

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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

13. Time of day

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Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

14. Music

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Soundless Richelle Mead

15. Paranormal being

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Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

16. Occupation

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Keeper vs reaper by Jennifer Malone Wright

17. Season

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Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman

18. Color

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The astonishing colour of after by Emily X.R. Pan

19. Celestial body

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Collide by Melissa West

20. Something that grows

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Roseblood by A.G. Howard

 

I’m too lazy to tag anyone, but if you wanna do this challenge, go for it!

The Flawesome Award

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Thank you so much to Ayammazing for nominating me and to Sophia Ismaa for making this award! Definitely check out Ayammazing’s awesome blog with books and anime reviews and her talking about BTS!

The aim of this award is to celebrate our flaws, and changing our flaws into something positive. Accepting ones flaws and acknowledging it is only one way of slowly making it play to our advantage and slowly defeating it.

Rules! Rules! Rules!

  • Link back to the creator
  • Display the award
  • List 3 flaws and turn it into a strength
  • Tag 10 other people

3 Flawesome things about me:

1.I am quiet AF

Most people think I keep quiet because I’m just like that, but I only talk when there’s a real need too. I’ve always seen people blabber away and usually they don’t stop to think about their words and how it affects others. I’m only extremely talkative to people I really trust! Hmm, turning it into a good thing, at least this way I can weed out who my real friends are and also think before I speak and not use my words for malicious intentions.

2.I underestimate myself too much

I always doubt my abilities even without giving them a try and honestly I think this is one of my worst flaws since it always holds me back. For example, thinking that I’ll be a horrible Booktuber (I’ve been considering it so much, but I’m horribly camera-shy), but have never given it a go!

The good side about this flaw is that it always makes me strive to become better. By doubting myself and being my own worse critic, I pay attention to details that slip past me once and keep on correcting them to be better.

3.I plan and think too much yet sometimes I don’t do them at all

I think it’s no secret that INFJs are walking contradictions. I plan and think A TON, so much that I think it’s scary to even be in my own head, like my head could hold a haunted mansion for a Halloween event. But at the same time, I also try not to do it too much (but when I don’t things go awry). I think the good part is that having think and plan so much, I make decisions really quickly and also plan things until the smallest of details.

I Nominate:

Bookish heights

Not so modern girl

Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey

Flavia the bibliophile 

Jen D Bibliophile

Lovely audiobooks

Danielle’s reading nook

Jee Wan @ Hooked on Bookz

Musings of a confuzzled reader

Spasciuti

 

NetGalley Tag

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I was tagged by Mandy over at Devouring books 2017  to answer these questions about the NetGalley Tag! Definitely a big thank you to her and definitely check out her awesome blog! This Tag was originally created by Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.

The Rules:

  • Link back to the tag’s creator, Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
  • Thank and link back to the person who tagged you
  • Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  • Tag a few people to do this tag too.

 

NetGalley Questions

 

AUTO-APPROVED: Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?

I don’t think you can ask a bookworm to decide between one favourite author😂 Well, mine would be, Marissa Meyer, Kresley Cole, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Erin Watt! I love their writing styles and would probably love any story that they write and publish!

 

REQUEST: What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?

Usually I check out the cover and the synopsis! If the cover looks great and the synopsis sounds good too, I would definitely request it! It doesn’t matter to me if I have never heard or read any of the author’s books! I think all bookworms are all just on the lookout for more books to add to our collapsing TBR!

 

BADGES: If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

Hmm, I would create a badge for genres! Specifically romance, since I only read books with romance! (Only once in a while there are some rare exceptions.)

 

WISH FOR IT: What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

For now, nothing comes to mind! I’m focusing on the eReview copies and some physical review copies (rare for an international blogger!) and making sure I read through them before jumping to some books I have since forever on my iPhone before returning to the other eARCs I have that will be due soon!

 

2018 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE: What was the last ARC that you reviewed?

The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne, Toxic by Lydia Kang, Empress of all seasons by Emiko Jean, Evenfall by Gaja J. Kos and The Silver Queen by Josie Jaffrey!

Tagging:

Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey

Jen D Bibliophile 

Hooked On Bookz

Musings of a confuzzled reader

Catherine 

Feel free to tag yourselves as well! Let me know in the comments if you use NetGalley frequently or not!