The Mulan Book Tag!

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The lovely Sam @ River Moose Reads tagged me to do the Mulan Book Tag! Thanks so much Sam!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator (Kirsty and the Cat Read)
  • Thank/mention the person who tagged you
  • Match books or characters to the questions below
  • tag as many people as you like🙂

1. Reflection “When will my reflection show who I am inside” – An inaccurate book cover that doesn’t really reflect what the book is about

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I definitely always say that Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines and Vampire Academy books have very inaccurate covers, mostly in that there are girls on the covers zoomed into their faces with weird poses and angles. Both series are actually amazing and aren’t reflected with those zoomed in faces. They also did a new cover release that just puts a VA over the originals which I don’t know if that’s any better.

2. Mushu – A character with a lot to prove

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I’m thinking Snape for this one, just in terms of proving himself to the readers and Harry that he was a good guy this whole time.

3. “I’ll make a man outta you!” – A character who develops the most OR a book with some kick-a** training scenes

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It’s been a while since I read this trilogy, but I feel like Juliette develops a lot

4. “A Girl Worth Fighting for” – A ship you will defend till your last breath

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I have sooo many ships! I called Rowan and Rhysand though before anyone else did and were all supporting Dorian/Chaol and Tamlin so I was quite proud of myself for that. I also absolutely LOVE Jamie and Claire from Outlander and of course the million other ships I have.

If you want to check out some more of my favs you can search ‘valentines’ into the search bar of my blog and I have a bunch of posts I did for valentines day last year that you can check out!

5. Huns – A book/character that gives you the creeps

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The Darkling is complicated, he’s creepy but at one point I think I liked him.

6. Mulan – Your favorite bada** female protagonist

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Oh my goodness I can name sooo many! Claire Fraser, Annabeth Chase, Thalia Grace, Zoe Nightshade, Feyre, Aelin, Lysandra, Hermione, Emma Blackthorn, Clary Fray, Isabelle Lighwood, Mac from Darkfever!


Thanks so much for reading!

If anyone wants to do this tag, go ahead, I’d love to read your answers! 

-Calliope

2017 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Hello friends, Raven @ Dreamy Addictions tagged me to do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag, which is fitting considering we just started the second half of the year! I’m also 4 books ahead of schedule with my Goodreads Reading Challenge, having read 54 out of my goal of 100 books!

I also did this tag in 2016, you can look at it here


1. The best book you’ve read this year

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I couldn’t choose just one, so my top two picks are ‘A Conjuring of Light’ by V.E. Schwab and ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas.


2. Your favorite sequel of the year

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‘Bloodfever’ by Karen Marie Moning. My best friend introduced me to the Fever series and I have seriously been loving it. I just got the third book and can’t wait to read more!


3. New releases that you haven’t read but really want to

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‘When Dimple Met Rishi’ by Sandhya Menon and ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh are two of the books I’m really hoping to get to this month in July and are my highly anticipated new releases for this month as well!


4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

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Duh ‘Wonder Woman’ by Leigh Bardugo since I did not manage to snag a copy at BookCon. Also Marie Lu’s new book, ‘Warcross’ and then also the 6th Throne of Glass installment, ‘Tower of Dawn’. 


5. Your biggest disappointment

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For some reason despite its beautiful cover, ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ did not impress me and I don’t know why. I think the time travelling thing just really confused me. Also The Girl from Everywhere was another disappointment along with Snow Like Ashes and These Broken Stars.


6. Biggest surprise of the year

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I really enjoyed ‘The Murder Complex’ by Lindsay Cummings which surprised me because based on reviews I read I heard it wasn’t that great, but I am glad that I enjoyed it!


7. Favorite new to you or debut author

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‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas hands down. I didn’t even need to think about this one.


8. Your new fictional crush

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Hmm probably Barrons from the Fever series. Despite the shenanigans that the author keeps hinting about him that we don’t know so I can’t tell if he’s a good or bad guy.


9. New favorite character

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Definitely Vin from the Mistborn series. Don’t shoot me…but I still haven’t read the third book despite reading the first two waaaay back in January…soz


10. A book that made you cry

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‘Code Name Verity’ definitely. Such an emotional book. Also I re-read ‘The Book Thief’ for school and almost cried again while reading.


11. A book that made you happy

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This cute thing, ‘The Upside of Unrequited’ by Becky Albertalli.


12. Your favorite book to movie adaptation that you’ve seen this year

I don’t think that I’ve been to the movie theatre at all in 2017, I know I saw Fantastic Beasts and Miss. Peregrine back in 2016 but huh…nope


13. Favorite book post or review you’ve written this year

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My ‘Beastly Lights’ review that you can find here


14. The most beautiful book that you bought/received this year

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This gorgeous conclusion also known as ‘Always and forever Lara Jean’ by Jenny Han.


15. What are some books you need to read by the end of the year

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Clearly a lot of books…I’m reading Lord of Shadows right now! But I had to stop because my e-books are expiring soon…also most of these books are birthday gifts from last September…also the Ruby Circle was on my 2016 tbr part of the mid year book freak out tag…


I tag: 

The Orangutan Librarian

Lillian @ Lair of Books

Wendy @ Raising my Book

Dimple @ Enthralling Dimple

Lauren @ Comma Hangover


Feel free to do this tag if you want to as well, link back to me and I’d love to check it out! 🙂

I hope you have a wonderful day,

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Panic! At the Disco Book Tag!

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I haven’t done a book tag in a while, but Sam @ River Moose Reads tagged me to do the Panic! At the Disco tag a few days ago and since I love Panic and heard one of their songs this morning at the nursing home I volunteer at, I figured it was a sign to do this tag.

The Rules:

1 – Tag the creator (RiverMoose-Reads)
2-Answer the questions
3 – Name your favorite song from each album.
4 – Tag 5+ people!
5 – Have fun!

Album: A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out

Fav song: Ahhh so many good ones on this album, I can’t choose! Ugh okay Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off
A book you can’t help but love
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Just warm fuzzy feelings all around. Also Anna and the French Kiss and Six of Crows.

Album: Pretty. Odd.

Fav song: Nine in the Afternoon
A book that confused you (in a good or bad way)
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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, I think I finished this book rather quickly and just sat there stunned like what did I just read? So I guess confused in a good way? Also Mara Dyer, that ending was a big woah what is going on.

Album: Vices and Virtues

Fav song: The Ballad of Mona Lisa
A book you have conflicting feelings over
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More Happy Than Not, also History is All you Left me. Adam Silvera’s books in general I’m conflicted and can’t decide if I love them or not. Also with Carve the Mark, there have been many things said about this book which is leaving me conflicted. Same thing with Caraval, I don’t know if I like it or not.

Album: Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die

Fav song: Girls/Girls/Boys
A long title you love
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I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you. This book was great when I was a pre-teen, I loved this series so much but their titles were so long!

Album: Death of a Bachelor

Fav song: Okay once again, I love nearly every song on this album, but if someone made me choose then…jeez this is hard. Fine, LA Devotee
A great book with a terrible movie
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Do I even need to explain?

Thanks so much for reading! Hope you have a lovely day, pass all your AP and IB exams and survive the 4th marking quarter!

I tag whoever wants to do this tag!
Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser
P.S. Junior prom is next Saturday! Eep!

The Diverse Books Tag

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I was tagged by Casey @ adoptabookaus to do the Diverse Books Tag! Thank you so much! I’d been eyeing this tag for quite a while now!

The Rules

  • Credit the original creator, Read Diverse Books.
  • The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read.
  • If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one. A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.

Find a book starring a lesbian character.

Beauty Queens

I honestly don’t think I’ve read any books with a lesbian main character, like there have been side characters but not any main characters which is a problem I think. I think Beauty Queens by Libba Bray did actually if my memory serves me right. Though Beauty Queens wasn’t my favorite book…oh wait, no I think there was a transgender girl, not a lesbian…hmm…wait no there was definitely a girl on the island who liked other girls…? Idk man honestly I read this book a while ago. Feel free to yell at me in the comments haha

Find a book with a Muslim protagonist.

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The Kite Runner. I read this book for school last year and it was my favorite book we read for sure!

Find a book set in Latin America.

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Huh another one I don’t think I’ve read. A book on my tbr set in Latin America is Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard, but I think based on the cover the protagonist is white? Hmm..

Find a book about a person with a disability.

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Me Before You! I guess I probably shouldn’t say anything for fear of spoiling, but there’s a character with a disability!

Find a science-fiction or fantasy book with a POC protagonist.

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Passenger! By Alexandra Bracken, the love interest is black if I remember correctly when I read this quite a while ago also.

Find a book set in (or about) any country in Africa.

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Things Fall Apart which I read in 9th grade I believe. I’m pretty sure my entire class hated this book but I liked it!

Find a book set in South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.)

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The Star Touched Queen. I was going to use The Kite Runner for this one, but is also took place in America some.

Find a book written by an Indigenous or Native author.

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Night counts right? This book is about Elie Wiesel’s experience in Natzi Germany and Hitler’s concentration camps.

Find a book with a biracial protagonist.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! I love this book! Lara Jean is a great protagonist, and we’re getting a third book apparently?

Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues.

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The Art of Being Normal. I don’t want to spoil anyone so I won’t really get into the transgender issues in this one, but this book was really worth reading.


And that is all! I tag everyone who wants to do this tag! 

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

(Now back to homework, I swear there aren’t enough hours in a day with the amount of homework I get!)

End of the year (2016) fiction favorites tag!

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Thank you Sam @ River Moose Reads for tagging me to do the end of the year fiction favorites tag!

Rules:

  • Tag the creator Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities
  • Please answer the questions. What’s the point of the tags if you don’t answer the questions?
  • You can tag as many people as you like!
  • Oh, and to clarify: the show or book or whatever do not need to have been created IN 2016, like, you can say your favorite book is The Green Mile, which is okay for this list if you read it for the first time in 2016.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND MOVIE FROM 2016? TV SHOWS OR WEBTOONS/ COMICS ARE ALSO ALLOWED, BUT AREN’T NEEDED. 

My favorite book of 2016 was probably A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas  and my favorite movie from 2016 was Mockingjay Part 2.

I’m watching the Outlander Season 2 Dvd right now, I have 3 episodes left and that has definitely been my favorite tv show along with Gilmore Girls which I’ve recently binged on these past few months.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR OF 2016? SCREEN WRITERS ARE ALLOWED. 

Elise Kova is a new author I’ve discovered this year and her Air Awakens series was great! I also loved Elle Kennedy for NA books along with Alice Clayton.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTOR AND ACTRESS OF 2016?

My favorite actress is Catriona Balfe and my favorite actor is the guy who plays Michel in Gilmore Girls because he’s just hilarious.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS OF 2016? LIMITED TO TEN CHARACTERS.

Oooh okay Vhalla Yarl and Aldrik definitely and also Kestrel from the Winner’s trilogy

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL COUPLE AND BROTP?

Claire and Jamie Fraser for fictional couple and the Brotp’s between the male characters of the Off Campus by Elle Kennedy series.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL ANTAGONIST?

The Darkling is definitely an interesting one.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU SAW ON TV, MOVIES, COMICS, OR BOOKS?

The Throne of Glass tv show script cover that SJM posted on insta! Queen of Shadows tv show is happening!

LAST QUESTION! WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OF 20T16?

Too many to choose from!


I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

 

 

The Goodreads Book Tag

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I was tagged by Sam @ River Moose Reads to do the Goodreads Book Tag! I finished my reading challenge of 100 books last month actually and am quite happy with that.

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

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Carry on by Rainbow Rowell! And then I finished the Hidden Oracle today. I think I gave Carry On 3 stars and Trials of Apollo 3. I liked the Hidden Oracle, but it’s so similar to everything else Rick writes. I feel like he just has  formula for his books that he uses in every one and readers dig it for some reason, reading the same thing with different character names basically.

What are you currently reading?

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Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova! I love this series so much. I also am going to start reading the Great Gatsby for school soon.

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

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Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens. I don’t know if I’ll ever actually read this one, but it’s the last book I marked on goodreads as to-read.

What book do you plan to read next?

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer! And then obviously also the Great Gatsby

Are you doing a 2016 Reading Challenge?

Yes! 112 out of 100 books currently!

Do you have a wishlist?

Not really, on Overdrive I do but there’s only a few books on there.

What book do you plan to buy next?

The third book in the Red Queen Trilogy in February

Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

My favorites are mostly from Harry Potter and the Mortal Instruments, you can check out my 3 days 3 quotes challenges to see some of my favorite quotes.

Who are your favorite authors?

J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Sarah J. Maas, Colleen Hoover, Morgan Matson etc.

Have you joined any groups?

I believe I have though I don’t really interact much in them.


Thanks for reading! I tag anyone who wants to do this tag!

Stay awesome Sassenachs!-Calliope Fraser

P.s. Surprise, I’m alive! I haven’t posted much these past few months, school has kept me really busy, so far I’ve had 4 IB mental breakdowns, really not healthy I tell ya. So sorry for my absence, but it’s not going to get better because midterms are coming up :/

New York Times by the Book Tag

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I was tagged to do the New York Times by the Book Tag by Deanna @ A Novel Gimpse

Thanks so much for that tag! I feel like I haven’t done one in ages because I’ve been so busy since school started. It’s crazy how the 1st quarter is already over and there’s only three more to go for the year.

Anyhoo, let’s get started!


What book is on your nightstand right now?

I currently have 14 books on a shelf behind my bed. It’s my current tbr from my birthday that I’ll hopefully finish soon.

What was the last truly great book you read?

I had the greatest opportunity to read two amazing ebooks last week, Bright Side by Kim Holden and It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

If you could meet one author (living or dead), who would it be? What would you ask?

I would love to meet Stephanie Meyer, she seems like a cool person.

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelf?

Little Women. It’s the only classic on my main shelf.

How do you organize your personal library?

You’ll probably cringe at this but okay, I have my main shelf which I got when Borders was closing a few years ago. This shelf has all of my YA books organized by height and series. Then I have the shelf behind my bed with my tbr, then I have 2 cube shelves with all of the middle grade books I no longer read, along with the Adult books that I’m saving for when I’m older. And lastly I have a few books on a shelf that’s attatched to a lamp that are also adult books for the future.

What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten to yet?

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead, it’s on my tbr shelf so hopefully I’ll get to it soon!

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you are supposed to like but didn’t?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for sure, I just didn’t like it.

What kind of stories are you drawn to?

 

Emotional NA novels, sexy YA fantasies. Books that hit me in the feels basically!

If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

Well, we’re going to get a new President based on the election tomorrow, but if we’re talking Obama, he should read Unbroken because that book was so inspiring.

What do you plan to read next?

I’m currently reading Love and Gelato, but I plan to read Wolf by Wolf next and the Crown’s Game. Also if After You ever comes off hold at the library, that one too.


I tag anyone who wants to do this because I’m a tired and struggling IB diploma candidate student 🙂

❤ -Calliope