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Book Snob Book Tag

This is me with a bunch of books to show I read anything and everything. Also, I miss the library. Come back to me soon, library. I need you, baby.

I saw this post over on Kathryn’s blog, and I knew I just had to do it because it seemed like such fun. Here is her post if you wish to see how she answered the tag.

Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?
I try, but it does not work out that way all of the time. There have been times I have seen a movie and then watched the book. Or I will see a movie is being made so I read the book first, which is what this question asks. I think it all depends on which one I am exposed to first. I don’t mind seeing the movie first and then comparing though. I think sometimes people get too intense about it, but I am happy either way.


Format Snob: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, ebooks, or audiobooks?
I would choose physical because I like how they feel in my hands. It would also be hard to read to Ever as well since he has so many books. I enjoy all formats so it makes me sad to have to choose.


Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
Yes. Ethan has dyslexia so he doesn’t read. He is very happy they have made that open dyslexic font though, and I’m hoping when he has more time, he can get an ereader and utilize the font to be able to enjoy books more.


Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Space books. I cannot do it. I get so bored, and I end up getting mad at the book. All the books about space can stay far away from me because find them so darn boring. Good for you if you like them, but I just cannot.


Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
Thriller and mystery. Because those can be like medical or police procedural which I love so much. I watch those types of shows mainly so it would just translate well to books. I could just read all of the police procedural thriller mysteries…especially those set in the UK… and give me all of the medical thrillers. But I also love domestic thrillers so it works out for me.


Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
I think romance and YA. I feel like people just think romance is the same thing and the books have a lot of sex or are just stupid. Or that historical romance is just about swooning women and strong men, but they are not. Romance tells stories about people and shows so many sides of the world. It is much more than just love stories, and I wish people would read them instead of saying things just because they cant take the time to pick up a book ad find out. YA is great, but some adults say they are just for teens and can be stupid. But I think these people are often just not reading the right stories. YA can be diverse, complex, and interesting. There is always room for it to be better, but it is pretty awesome to me.


Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
I read in my house and post about it online so I don’t think so really. No one has ever like been rude about it online. Ethan makes fun of some of the romance covers though saying they all look the same, but I think he just likes to give me a hard time.

I tag anyone who wants to do this, and I would love to see your answers. This was really fun, and I should start doing more tags again because I missed sharing some things you may not know about me and my reading.

Merry Christmas!… See you next year!/ ‘Tis the Season Book Tag [Blogmas]

Merry Christmas 🎁🎄!!

So I didn’t know what to do for Christmas Day since I’ll be busy so I was lazy and did a Tag. I forgot where I found this. Oops. But it’s not mine, and I found it online.

Do you have a favorite winter read?

I don’t have a book I read each season. I just read whatever is new or catches my attention. I have been enjoying all the Christmas books I read to Ever though. They’re so cute and fun.

Find a book with blue on the cover!

Oooh, this is easy. I just finished this one, and it’s so cute. I love how Raina draws, and I’d pick up anything by this author. She’s even redoing The Babysitters Club, which is awesome.

Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree!

I don’t know what I’d use… but I can imagine I would not mind seeing one of my favorite books of the year at the top. This pretty lady of a book:

Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation!

Anywhere warm and quiet. With WiFi. Honestly I would love to live in elfhame when it’s peaceful and warm. That’s all I want. And the magic to have WiFi.

Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation!

Cardan Greenbriar. He’d be so much fun. 😉

Name one book on your wishlist this year!

The set of Folk of Air books because I don’t own them yet.

Favorite holiday drink, treat, and movie?

I’m addicted to vanilla soy eggnog this season.

I could eat my weight in cookies. Sugar cookies with frosting or sprinkles. Both is better though.

My favorite holiday movie is The Santa Clause.

I made it through Blogmas. I had a lot of fun. I want to enjoy the holiday with my family so I’ll be taking a break until the new year. It’s Ever’s first Christmas so I want to bask in all of it. I’ll be sure to share some photos of him opening presents. Here are some more from his Christmas photos that are too cute not to share.

See you next year. Have a great holiday!

End of the Year Book Tag [Tag Post]

I saw this going around so I thought it would be fun to do.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

There are so many books I need to finish. I have four right now I should finish before the new year. I just keep watching Hulu and wasting time on Twitter though. I don’t know if I’ll ever learn, honestly. I just need to use my phone and Twitter less. All of that stuff will be there when I’m done, but no hold Library books won’t be. I guess I’ll be finishing Queen of Nothing soon, so that’s a series I started I’ll be actually finishing this year. I’m excited about the end, it’s been a tough time waiting. I’m ready though.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

No. I just read what I want. Though I did start reading Christmas romance books from NetGalley in September which shifted gears to being like, well… the end of the year is coming. Kind of, I guess? How much does that count though?

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

The new release I’m waiting for is the latest SJM book, but this will not be released til next year. I’m also waiting for my hold on the new Ali Wong book to come through.

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

All the books I’m currently reading at the moment. It’s four, and I know I’ll get them done. I’m reading Split Second by Kasie West, The Queen of Nothing, Know My Name, and The Most Fun We Ever Had. I just need to focus and read, not waste my time online.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favourite book of the year?

I’ve already added The Queen of Nothing to my favorite shelf on Goodreads…

Have you already started making reading plans for 2020?

I have a blog post about some reading goals. I’m also still deciding on the number of books for the Goodreads Challenge.

I tag anyone who wants to do this, so if you’re reading this, do it. I’d love to see your answers.

The Christmas Song Book Tag [Blogmas]

Yet another tag post… I’m lazy, but this one is a lot of fun. Trust me.

1- “You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch” – Name a Villainous Character You Couldn’t Help But Love.

Oh, my goodness. I love Villains. A lot. So let’s not let me get carried away from the point by going on and on about Villains. It’s hard to narrow done one I love, but I think I’ve got it. Hear me out… The Darkling. Yes, I know he’s not very original and lots of people hate him. He’s terrible. But I just love him a lot.

2- “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Which Book Do You Most Hope To See Under Your Christmas Tree.

I’m not expecting to get any books for Christmas because of our financial situation, but I’d love to get all of the Cassandra Clare books I don’t have. Also, the special editions of the Folk of Aire series from Waterstones. In my dreams… haha.

3- “Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer” – Name a Character That Overcomes Major Obstacles and Learns To Believe in Themselves.

Growth is so important! I want to say Theo from Ash Princess. She went from being the prisoner of the Kaiser to working to reclaim Astrea. She was beaten down and shamed often. She lost her mother and her people, but she learns to believe in herself. I’m excited for the last book to see how the trilogy completes. I can’t wait to see her strength shine through.

4- “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list? b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

The top of the naughty list? Victor Vale from Vicious. I love him so hard, but he’s done a lot of bad things.

The nice list? Can I cheat and say Elmo from Sesame Street? He is so sweet and Ever loves the heck out of him.

5“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

I don’t remember the last time I cried from a book or just went squee. Yikes. The only book I really cried over was The Fault in Our Stars, but that was a long time ago. Some of the picture books I read to Ever melt my heart. Does that count?

6“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

I just picked up a Christmas book that takes place in Ireland. I forgot the title, but I’m excited to have a sweet Christmas read.

7- “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

Well, I don’t have the right words to say for this because I don’t have books to share. Ever has a cute Christmas book about Sesame Street though.

8“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)?

This is so hard to pick, but I think I just have to go with…. Maven Calore from Red Queen. I know he’s totally evil… but he’s my favorite and I want him to be my love interest. But like grown up. I feel like he’d be into some kinky shit, and I’m cool with that.

9- “Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

Most of Colleen Hoover’s books. I don’t know why I keep reading them. Just burn them all honestly.

10- “Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

Know my Name by Chanel Miller. She’s a rape survivor, and I just think it’s such a beautiful book everyone should read.

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I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this tag (if you haven’t yet)!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Festive Christmas Book Tag [Blogmas]

Found on Kristen Kraves Books

1. A fictional family you would like to spend Christmas dinner with?

That’s a great question. I don’t know if I have one since I’m weird about family things. The only one I can think of is the Weasley family. It just seems like it would be a lot of fun even though I’m quiet. Sometimes the chaos is enjoyable, even if you’re not a part of it.

2. A bookish item you would like to receive as a gift?

A new book sleeve. Or anything from Book Beau. I love that shop so much.

3. A fictional character you think would make a perfect Christmas elf?

Dobby. I can’t think of another answer.

4. Match a book to it’s perfect Christmas song.

Let’s see… I would have to say Last Christmas by Wham! Matched to Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Re: Rachel and Dex in the beginning when they try to deny their feelings and I thought they would never be together. God, I love that book so much.

5. Bah Humbug. A book or fictional character you’ve been disappointed in and should be put on the naughty list?

Rob Ryan from In The Woods. He’s one of the worst characters I’ve read. Also that trash baby book, Girl Wash Your Face full of that white feminism garbage. That book is horrible. It should be burned and never read.

6 – A book or a fictional character you think deserves more love and appreciation and deserve to be put on the nice list?

Rachel from Something Borrowed. She’s made into the bad person because of the situation in the book… but she’s fantastic. Seriously, these are some of my favorite books ever. I really should reread them next year.

7 – Red, Gold and Green. A book cover that has a wonderfully christmasy feel to it.

This is my favorite Christmas book I read this year. It’s so cute.

8. A book or series you love so much, you want everyone to find under their Christmas tree this year so they can read it and love it too?

Everyone should read Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin. Do it. They are so good. Even though I read them in high school, I still love them now.

I tag anyone who wants to do this. 🥰 I’d love to see your answers as well.

Bookish Naughty or Nice List [Blogmas]

The prompt of the day for this was book covers with red and green. I’m terrible at taking my own photos with the current camera I have so I thought I would do a book tag instead. I stole this tag from Ali @ Tea and Turned Pages. This may be my favorite book tag of the year because I can share whether I’m naughty or nice when it comes to books.

Here are the prompts! And I left a clean one down below so you can do this yourself if you feel so inclined.

• Received an ARC and not reviewed it

Oops. I have had authors send me copies of their book like without asking for it, and then I never get around to it. I have also had it happen a few times on NetGalley. If I ask for a copy via NetGalley or groups where indie authors are looking for reviews, I do my best to review the book. Except when I went on a request binge on NetGalley and requested a Christian romance, and I’m not religious so I didn’t read that one. I just left a vague review because I didn’t want my ratio to drop. Yikes, add another naughty thing to my list.

• Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

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I’m currently around 80 %. I have worked so hard on my ratio because it was low for awhile. Right now I have 20 books to read on there with about 6 pending so we will see what happens soon. But for now, I’m doing well with this.

• Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

We are only human, right? I did this moreso when I was writing reviews for fun, and I did not have a blog. Now I try to do reviews whenever I can because I want to be honest about books I’m reading while also sharing my reviews with more people. I do it for my blog, too. I enjoy sharing my thoughts on books which is why I finally decided to do a blog this year as an actual venture I’m trying to stick with.

• Folded down the page of a book

I know, I’m a monster. I’ve done it to library books, which is worse. I am trying to get better so I have like 1200 bookmarks all around my house and in books so I’m forced to use them.

• Accidentially spilled on a book

I have done this with food, drink, and sneezes. The worst was last year when I was pregnant and was eating a tangerine and the juice squirted all over a brand new library book. So I had to blow dry the pages and flatten it out so the book wasn’t ruined. Now I try to be extra careful in general. Sometimes Ever tries to chew on my library books, but I keep them out of his reach for now.

• DNF a book this year

Ummmm… I’m guilty of this. I don’t have much to say except I’m more busy now with Ever so when I have time to read, I wanna enjoy what I read fully. I will force myself to finish books sometimes, but I’m learning DNFing is my friend too.

• Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

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I don’t understand the hype of having 5 different copies of the same book just because they look nice. If it works for other people, awesome. I’m just too broke to do that.

• Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

✅✅✅

I’m still supposed to be preparing for grad school deadline in like eight days, and I’ve been to anxious so I’m reading all of the time instead.

• Skim read a book

Books can get boring, but I kinda wanna know what happened. So I skim read.

• Completely missed your Goodreads goal

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I’ve hit my goal the last few years I’ve done it, and I’m proud of myself for that.

• Borrowed a book and not returned it

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I would be mad if this happened to me, so I would never do this to anyone else. I forgot to return a library book when I moved to a new town, but when I moved back I returned it immediately. So I guess kind of but not really?

• Broke a book buying ban

Back when I had money to buy books, I would do it all the time. Now I just use the library or get free ones from Kindle.

• Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

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Once I start writing a review, I have to finish it all of the way or I’d be annoyed with myself. I just knock them out as soon as I’m able so it’s fresh in my mind and I don’t have to do it later when I forget pertinent information.

• Wrote in a book you were reading

We used to have to annotate certain books when I was in college. I don’t do this now though.

• Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

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I’m not a monster! This would bother me way too much. I’m anxious just thinking about it.

I’m am a lot more naughty than nice. Yikes. Guess I’ll be getting coal this year…

A clean copy:

• Received an ARC and not reviewed it  

• Have less than 60% feedback rating on Netgalley

• Rated a book on goodreads and promised a full review was to come on your blog (and never did)

• Folded down the page of a book

• Accidentially spilled on a book

• DNF a book this year

• Bought a book purely because it was pretty with no intention of reading it

• Read whilst you were meant to be doing something else (like homework)

• Skim read a book

• Completely missed your Goodreads goal

• Borrowed a book and not returned it

• Broke a book buying ban

• Started a review, left it for ages then forgot what the book was about

• Wrote in a book you were reading

• Finished a book and not added it to your Goodreads

I tag anyone who sees this and is interested. I’d love to see it when you do so link me below or comment if you’ll be doing this tag. It’s so much fun!

Autumn Chills [Book Tag]

I was tagged by Leelyn @ Sometimes Leelyn Reads to do this tag. Thank you so much, sweet person! (I use gender neutral terminology since I’m unsure of pronouns).

Thank you to Sam @ Fictionally Sam and Clo @ Cuppa Clo for hosting this year’s Bookending Autumn 2019.

Today’s prompt is hosted by Chiara @ Bookworms Anonymous!

An Original Book Tag

But what would a booktag be if I didn’t lay down some rules.

  1. Remember to tag me back
  2. Tag a load of people at the end
  3. Have fun doing it

1. Pick 2 books from different genres which give you the same feeling.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Harry Potter by JK Rowling.

I am not sure how to explain the feeling, but these books just linger in my mind. Like, they make me happy. These are books I could read again and again, never getting sick of them. These are the books I automatically think of when it comes to rereads and comforting books even though they are nothing alike.

2. What book would you read to keep you warm on a cold autumn day?

This is a good question… I didn’t know books could keep me warm unless I was burning them for warmth. But I am joking. I promise I would never hurt books. I guess since I don’t want to repeat myself, I pick anything by Sarah Dessen pre 2010. Her older works just get me warm happy feelings of being young. So I would use any of those to stay warm.

3. What book would you read to chase away the ghosts and ghouls?

Percy Jackson. Any of those books would make me feel safe and happy. I couldn’t imagine any creepy things lingering when it comes to Percy Jackson. I think it’s just those demigod vibes that chase away all bad things, even if being a demigod can also be a bad thing.

4. Name a character/book that:

a. Made you feel frosty

Aunt Lydia in The Testaments. I know she is not a character you are meant to like, but I was just super annoyed by her the whole book. I didn’t care about her backstory or what she did. I just can’t forget all the bad things she did in the television show I just want to punch her in the face.

b. Made you want to take a long walk through freshly fallen leaves

Maven Calore from Red Queen series. I know he’s evil and everyone hates him. But there’s something about him I’m dying to know about. I want to know what he could have become or what his plans would have been for Mare. I know it seems dark, but it would just be so interesting to have a conversation with him.

c. You would share your umbrella with

Ummm. I just keep thinking of the Rihanna song. Umbrellaaaa ☂ . If I had to choose, I think I would pick Rhys from ACOTAR. He’s super attractive, and I think I wouldn’t mind enjoying his wingspan. 🦇

I tag:

And anyone else who reads this! So, YOU, if you’re reading this. I’d love to see your answers so please share if you end up doing this tag.

The Autumn Tag [Tag Post]

No one tagged me to do this, but I’m going to do it anyway because I love fall. And I don’t have a book review because I’m doing The Young Elites as a trilogy review, not just a single review for each. Anyway…onto the tag!


Rules: Answer the questions, link back to the creator and tag other people! Tag created by Jennily

1. Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?

Hmm… I suppose it would be all of the books I’ve had on my shelves for years which I keep around even though I don’t read them often anymore. Just having the books and seeing them makes me feel safe. If I had to choose just one book, I would probably say Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. Even though I don’t have a copy, I could read this book a million times and never get sick of it.

2. Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?

My blog? I don’t have much other creative outlets. I used to write, but I haven’t in a long time. I want to start painting and doing cross stitch soon. I tried knitting, but it didn’t go well.

3. Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?

Ever growing up. I remember when he was born, and all the struggles of a newborn and everything else. It was tough. The first few months were some of the hardest of my life. But at this point, he is six months old and I love how much he’s becoming his own person and growing and changing. Soon he’s going to be crawling, and I am so stoked for this new adventure he’ll be embarking on.

4. Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge.

Reading? I know I’m seeped in a culture of readers on my blog and on other social media. But I think some people are judgmental about reading when they are all so obsessed with other things instead. I would say also my intense love for Hulu. I can’t fathom how anyone could prefer Netflix.

5. Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?

My cats 🥰

6. Fright Night – favorite scary book or film

I really love Halloween. Michael Meyers is bad ass.

7. Halloween candy – favorite thing to eat

Grapes and onion rings. Not together because I’m not pregnant, but these are definitely some of my favorite foods. Or salty movie theater popcorn slathered in the fake butter. Yum.

8. Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory

Hoodies and boots.

9. Fire – a book or film that burns your soul

I think everyone should read Sarah J Maas. I know it’s not a popular thing to say, but I love all of her books so freaking much.

10. Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside

The Color Purple. You think it’s just about two sisters who are separated. But it’s about a journey to self acceptance and love for Celie through so many experiences, and it’s one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen.

If you’re reading this, then consider yourself tagged. I’d love to see your answers. Let me know if you’ll be doing this Tag.

Until I rant about books again,

Rapid Fire Book Tag

I wasn’t feeling the theme for top 5 Saturday so I thought I would do the rapid fire book tag. I’m sure everyone has done it so if you haven’t, I would love to see what you have to say. I stole this tag from Chelsie. The creator of this tag is GirlReading over on booktube and the goal of the tag is to answer the questions as quickly as possible.

E-Book or Physical Book?

E-book. So much easier when I have a baby and am trying to do reading on my iPad or iPhone is so much simpler and I get more reading done.

Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback because I can fit more of them into my bag.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Online. Books at the touch of a button, be it ebook or physical. Thanks Amazon.

Trilogies or Series?

Trilogy. I can get bored of a series when it drags on much too long.

Heroes or Villains?

Villains, just because I like people with depth and darkness.

A book you want everyone to read?

I think everyone should read Every Heart A Doorway by Senan McGuire. I have never loved an entire series so much and never been disappointed by the next installment.

Recommend an underrated book?

Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty. She’s an indie author from Wisconsin, and this is one of my favorite YA series ever.

The last book you finished?

Cowboy Christmas Homecoming. It was a NetGalley I was hoping to love, but it was just okay. I think I had too many cowboy expectations.

The Last Book You Bought? 

I bought some free kindle book about dragons. I also have two Alexa Martin books in my amazon cart for when I actually have the money to order them because I have been hearing about her books and need them in my life immediately.

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

I think when I was pregnant, I used food. I’m a bad person.

Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes. I’m poor. I love used books.

Top Three Favorite Genres?

Contemporary, Romance, and Thrillers. Also YA. Oops. That’s four.

Borrow or Buy?

Buy.

Characters or Plot?

Characters. There’s not really a book without those.

Long or Short Books?

Long, usually. I like short novellas to help me out of a reading slump.

Long or Short Chapters?

Short. I can’t do long, especially with long blocks of text. It turns me off the book.

Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

The Hunger Games. Percy Jackson. Kindred.

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

Laugh.

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional… that’s why I read so much.

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes. I like them when walking. I should get back into them.

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes, I’m such a cover art person. That’s why I’m so annoyed by all of the romance covers that look like cartoons lately.

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations? 

Movie… unless it’s Hulu.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book? 

The Hunger Games Trilogy.

Series or Standalone’s? 

It depends on the story. Series are an investment. Stand-alone is good when I just want a quick read.

So, those are my answers. I’d love to see if anyone else is doing this. Comment below if you do.

Until I rant about books again,

BookTube Boyfriend Tag [Tag Post]

I don’t do YouTube, but I still thought this tag would be fun. The source of the tag is here.

Here are the questions

1. how long have we been dating

2. are you a reader

3. what hogwarts house are you in

4. what is my most anticipated book (this year or next year)

5. what was the last book i read 

6. what’s my favorite book

7. what is my favorite book genre

8. how much time do i usually spend reading

9. what is one thing you notice about my reading habits (ie: watching tv, listening to music etc.)

10. what book should i read sometime soon?

11. what book would you consider reading 

12. superhero or supervillain 

13. ask your s/o booktube terms

  • Booktube
  • Reading Slump
  • Tbr
  • wrap up
  • readathon
  • reading vlog

Here’s a photo of Ethan and the baby

Ethan and Ever

And here are Ethan’s answers:

  1. A year and three months (please note he counted on his fingers)
  2. Dyslexic.
  3. Hufflepuff (ew)
  4. Sarah J Maas books
  5. The last one he remembered is Frankenstein
  6. Jane Eyre
  7. YA
  8. All the time
  9. You just read whenever you can read
  10. The Shadowchildren Series
  11. The ones above
  12. Super villain
  13. BookTube- where people talk about books on YouTube. Reading slump- where you don’t read for like a day or two. Tbr- Tuber. Wrap up- summary. Readathon- where you just read until you pass out. Reading vlog- where someone talks about books on video.

I thought this would just be a fun silly little post. Enjoy 😊

Until I rant about books again,