Beauty and the Beast has been probably my favourite Disney movie ever. Belle is the best princess in my opinion. She is just so cool! She is idependent and smart, she reads, shes badass…. the list could go on forever, she is just my favourite!!
So when I saw this book tag I was like YUP I need to do this because it just feels so right.
Also – I LOVED the Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson. That is fabulous. Emma Watson is the QUEEN. She can do no wrong in my books.
Tale as Old as Time: A Popular Theme, Trope, or Setting You Will Never Get Bored of Reading
I have a few!
I love reading anything to do with books. So like, set in a library or bookshop. Or something to do with books.
I also love the friends to lovers trope in romance/chick-lit books!
Belle: A Book You Bought for Its Beautiful Cover That’s Just as Beautiful on the Inside Too
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
This is such a beautiful cover!! I was in love the second I saw it. Turns out the book was amazing as well!!
Gaston: A Book Everyone Loves That You Don’t
So, I don’t think that EVERYONE loves this one but it is popular and I just didn’t totally love it…… Wilder Girls by Rory Power.
This book was okay for me but didn’t live up to the hype.
Lefou: A Loyal Sidekick You Can’t Help But Love More Than Their Counterpart
Jamie from the Charlotte Holmes series!!
He is such a cute character and is SO loyal its honestly just dumb at some point haha. Charlotte is a great character but she can be a little too much at times and Jamie really just was the best “side kick”
Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth: A Book That Helped You Through a Difficult Time or Taught You Something Valuable
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
This book made me open my eyes and really look at the relationships I have in the life. It made me reconsider what I was focusing on as important events and important people. This book was beautiful and heartbreaking. If nothing else it taught me to appreciate your true friends and to not waste peoples time if you do not share the same feelings as they do!! (Which seems obvious but sometimes you need that reminder)
I think that Mrs. Potts would approve of this 😂
Something There: A Book or Series You Weren’t Into at First But Picked Up Towards the End
The Leveller by Julia Durango
I actually just read this one and it started off slow and I was a little unsure based on the style of writing but then I really enjoyed it!
Be Our Guest: A Fictional Character You’d Love to Have Over for Dinner
Hmmm.. this is tough because thre are SO MANY great characters that would be super fun to have for dinner. So as per usual I will just give multiple answers LOL
Based on pure attractiveness – Four from Divergent 🔥
Based on interest – Stevie from Truly Devious 🔎
Based on love for books – Odile from The Paris Library 📚
Do you love Beauty and the Beast? If not, what is your fav Disney movie?
I’m back with another book tag! I feel like its actually been awhile since I’ve done a book tag and that makes me sad because I love them! When I saw this one I knew I had to do it because I just love cats so much. I found this tag at Smellfoy Can Read‘ s blog 😊
PURR – As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?
Im not sure I have a book that makes me “happy or relaxed” in the sense that I would go back and reread a book to feel happy or relaxed. Many books have made me feel happy though. Ill list a few:
The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (the whole series really)
Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
SLEEP – What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?
Again, I have a few of these hahaha. I will list the 2 most recent books that just were not interesting to me and made me feel super bored!
The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri
TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – Have you ever dreamt of a book you read?
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever dreamed about a book? However, I will say that I had some scary dreams after reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware!
SEEMS TO PLAY NICE UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?
So many books have so many amazing plot twists! The one that sticks out to me for this one is Verity by Colleen Hoover! Crazy plot twist in this one.
CUDDLES – Which book character would you give a hug to?
The most recent character I would give a hug to would be Eva from ‘The Book of Lost Names’ because her story was so sad and I just feel like that girl deserves a big hug.
CAT BREEDS – What are your favorite books?
This is tough!! I feel like I have a book or two that I will always say are my “favs” but honestly I have new favourites all the time. This is going to be a list again!!
Divergent by Veronica Roth (my first fav book ever)
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (the whole series is fab!!)
Terraformer by Colleen Houck ( a recent fav)
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (not released yet but you must read it when it comes out next year!)
Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (SO CUTE)
GETTING THE CAT – How did you find your favorite book(s)?
Most of them I came across either on Netgalley or online here on the blog or IG. Divergent I came across in the bookstore when it first came out and was plastered everywhere haha it was hard to miss.
Usually I come across books from other bloggers or just on Goodreads when I’m searching for new things to read! (or sometimes something catches my eye at the bookstore when I am browsing)
THE VET’S OFFICE – Your least favorite book:
Ive had a few books I wasnt a fan of. The ones I mentioned above that put me to sleep… yeah those are on that list! I will add a couple others that I just didnt like. I dont think I have just 1 that is my least fav… just a general list of books I wasnt a fan of.
Boy Robot by Simon Curtis
The Dark Continent by Scott Reardon
The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrn (this one wasn’t too bad, just let me down a little)
BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – Least favorite cliché:
Probably in romance stories when the guy is really rude and mean but then “changes” and falls in love with the girl he was actually really horrible to 🤷♀️
THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – Most underrated book series?
Let me go back to one of my fav series…… The Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro!
Also another one I think worth mentioning is The Agency series by Y.S. Lee!
Maybe another one to add as well…. The Asylum series by Madeline Roux (not sure if it is underrated or if I was just late to the party)
Hope you all enjoyed my cat themed book tag today! Join in if you’d like! Thanks for stopping by 😊
I found this one one Bookish Me‘s blog!! This looks like a lot of fun. I am going to use books from the last full year (so from March 2019). Reason for that is I’ve only read like 12 books this year so far…. so this would be hard!!!
To answer the questions use only books you have read during the past year
Do not repeat any title
Tag some friends
Describe yourself: The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
How do you feel? The Dark Continent
Describe where you currently live: Station Eleven
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Hotel for the Lost
Your favourite form of transportation: The Turn of the Key
Your best friend is: The Lanterns Ember
You and your friends are: The Grave Keepers
What’s the weather like? The Last of August
You fear: The Institute
What is the best advice you have to give? Don’t You Forget About Me
Thought for the day: A Question of Holmes
How would I like to die? A Spy in the House
My soul’s present condition: The Sound of Stars
Well, some of my answers simply made no sense haha!! I enjoyed this. This was a fun and cute book tag 🙂
I have been reading 2 books at a time! Usually 1 is an ebook that I read on my kobo and one is a physical book!
Recently though I have started reading a 3rd book on my phone when I am waiting somewhere or have random down time! So far, so good!
How do you decide when to switch between multiple reads?
I usually alternate between the books day to day. So, one day Ill focus on the ebook and the next Ill focus on the physical books. I will switch back and forth until they are done. Sometimes if I’m super into the book though Ill read that one and put the other to the side for a couple days!
Do you ever switch bookmarks partway through a book?
No hahahah I have never done this?? Do people do this??
Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?
Just all over the place 😂
On the couch, the windowsill, the computer desk, the kitchen table, the bed, in my nightstand, on the floor…. really they just get put down anywhere and left there until I pick them up again!!
What time of day do you read the most?
Mostly night time! Since I’m at work all day I don’t have time during the day to read very much. If I have the day off or on the weekend I will read during the day though!
How long do you typically read in one session?
Probably like an hour to 2 hours!
Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket off?
Noooo, I like never ever take the dust jacket off!
What position do you mainly use to read?
I like to curl up on the couch in my comfy little corner spot with blankets and cozy pillows!
Do you take your current read with you everywhere you go?
Very rarely! Only recently have I started to read on my phone so, I guess I technically take my current read with me! But I never take the physical book with me. Too much to carry and normally I don’t have time on my outing to read!
How often do you update your Goodreads reading progress?
I try to update it everyday but sometimes I forget!
What book(s) are you currently reading?
I am currently erading 3 books:
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating (on my phone)
The Dark Continent (on my Kobo)
Truly Devious (physical book)
I tag you!! Anyone can join in on this one 🙂 I’d love to see your answers!!
FINALLY I GOT TAGGED IN A BOOK TAG! You guys, this is great! For once I am not just picking book tags to participate in all by myself 😂 Thank you Lauren @ Narrativeparadise for the tag!!!
Margaret @ Weird Zeal created this wonderful book tag in honor of Women’s History Month which is now (March)! I am also posting this a couple days after International Women’ Day!! Everyday should be women’s day in my opinion haha!
Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
Link to the creator’s blog in your post
Answer the questions below using only books written by women
Feel free to use the same graphics
Tag 8 others to take part in the tag
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning? – Goodreads
This is such an over used book I’m sure but honestly it is SO iconic and one of the first major female leads that made a huge impact! I read these books when I was in high school and absolutely loved them. When the movies came out I knew I needed to see them and I thoroughly enjoyed them and found them to be quite empowering and moving.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. – Goodreads
LOVE THIS BOOK! Charlotte is such an interesting character to me. She is the descendant from the great Sherlock Holmes ad solves all sorts of mysteries. She is so smart and sneaky! If you enjoy Sherlock mysteries then this would be for you! Its a series as well!
One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr
The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. – Goodreads
I haven’t read this one but it seems like a really fun idea! You cannot go wrong with Queens and war!
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri
When young Eleanor Amore finds herself pregnant, she returns home to her estranged family in the Bronx, called by “The Sight” they share now growing strong within her. – Goodreads
I personally did not end up enjoying this book very much for several reasons. I wrote a review about this book and gave it 2/5 stars. However, the writing in this book was so beautiful and artistic. I referred to it as being like a song, so smooth and well put together. Really wonderful writing. Worth checking out even though I wasn’t a huge fan!
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. – Goodreads
I am waiting for this book to come out and just cannot wait to get my hand on it!! First off, this seems like an amazing book that will have such a strong female character. Second, I need to read more fantasy books I just don’t read them enough! Lastly, I love a book with a emperor and war and immortality… so fun!
Pub date: May 26, 2020
Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhonda Belleza
The only surviving heir to an ancient Kalusian dynasty, Rhee has spent her life training to destroy the people who killed her family. Now, on the eve of her coronation, the time has finally come for Rhee to claim her throne – and her revenge. – Goodreads
So my understanding is that this is about a princess who is going to war with the same people who killed her family! She sounds like one tough cookie to me!! Plus, the cover is beautiful!
Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young
When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief. – Goodreads
This was a great book that was on my reading list for a very long time. I just kept putting it off when something new came out and really I am so disappointed I waited so long. It was lovely. Full of mystery, love, heartbreak, despair, and so many twists I didn’t see coming. This is a book I would re-read and I have NEVER re-read a book.
The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. – Goodreads
I have not read this one but I have heard good things. It is a historical fiction about living in the 1950’s in Virginia and dealing with segregation and hardship due to sexuality. Two female characters are on opposite sides of the movements but start to fall for each other!
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. – Goodreads
I have had this book on my TBR for a long time now. Always thinking I’ll read it next month or I’ll get to it soon. I find I am so interested in reading it and have heard such amazing things but to be honest it touches on some really difficult topics and I never feel like I’m ready for it. Maybe some time soon.
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. – Goodreads
That young girl has always stuck out to me as such a strong and powerful person. I have read her story and wow, was it heartbreaking. I think this is something every single person should read if not for the amazing young woman she was but for the history and understanding!
So many amazing women in this world! I loved this tag. It reminded me of the amazing women that have shaped my world today and to connect it to books makes it even better 🙂
I tag you! Anyone who wants to join in, please do!! I’d love to see your picks!