The Emotions In Colors Book Tag

Hey, bookish and writerly people!
School has almost officially ended for me, therefore I might actually have time to blog again! I need to review a ridiculous number of books, but I’m going to kick off my blogging comeback with The Emotions In Colors Book Tag created by Cait @ Paper Fury. I wasn’t officially tagged for this; I just thought it looked cool and decided to do it!

In this tag, you are given ten prompts consisting of a color and the emotion associated with it. You are then asked which book, (or books), you associate with that color and emotion.

1. Blue: A book that made you sad.

Salt to the Sea by Rita Sepetys is the last book that I remember crying over. It’s heartbreakingly hard to read, but you should all go read it anyway because it’s SO good!

Also, Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow completely ripped my heart out and put it back together again because it’s so beautiful and sad at the same time!

2. Red: Bookworm problems that make you angry.

◦When authors kill off their main characters. If this serves a writerly purpose, I have no issue. If it’s blatantly obvious that the author was thoroughly sick of writing that story and wanted an excuse to end it, I’ll probably never read anything by that author ever again. *Refrains from ranting about very popular series*

◦When my iPad dies in the middle of a page. This is just obnoxious and needs no further explanation.

◦Running out of Audible credits and being forced to wait a number of days before starting a new book.

◦Accidentally touching my iPad screen and sending the Kindle app scrolling off to who knows where. This is even worse when you accidentally read a spoiler in the process of trying to find your place again!

◦Not being able to find a book in an accessible format. This is a blind bookworm problem that will not apply to the majority of readers, but it’s THE WORST! 😤

3. Yellow: Upcoming book you’d be happy to have right now.

If Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor could just go ahead and exist already, that’d be great!

4. Green: Favorite unlikely friends.

Can I nominate Adam and Niko from my own book for this one? They’re basically the definition of unlikely friends! No? I have to pick something published? Fine…

I’m going with the gang from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. None of these characters should work together, but they totally do!

5. Grey: A book you are totally emotionless about.

◦The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. I read the first three or four books in this series and decided I didn’t care anymore. I don’t even remember what it’s about except that it was like The Hunger Games with aliens, which sounds cool in theory but definitely does NOT work in reality.

◦Basically all of John Green’s books. It’s not that I don’t think they’re good books; they’re just not my genre.

◦Everything by Rainbow Rowell except Fangirl. I loved Fangirl because of the writerly aspect; I just don’t have enough Hufflepuff in me to enjoy her other books. Again, they’re not my genre.

6. Pink: Book ending, (no spoilers though), that you loooove.

The Raven King: I didn’t expect it to end like that, but I love it anyway!

Crooked Kingdom: There isn’t a single thing that I would change about this ending! It’s just SO perfect! 😍

The Cruel Prince: This ending provides the perfect amount of closure and manages to leave the plot open for the sequel at the same time.

7. Purple: Book you never really understood??

My favorite color is purple; does that make me hard to understand? The answer is a resounding, “YES,” if my unedited writing is any indication. Anyway, here’s another list:

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Once upon a time, I did a massive book report over this book. I guess my teacher didn’t understand it either because I passed the class with an A!

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe: What even is this? 😖 It makes my brain hurt…

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Before you yell at me in the comments, I am fully aware that this is an unpopular opinion, and I do not care! I have tried to read this book twice, and I still do not understand it or the hype surrounding it. There’s just something about the writing style, pacing, timeline, or head hopping that prevents me from focusing on it enough to understand it. It may also be that historical fiction just is not my thing, and I don’t exactly agree with the portrayal of the blind character in this book.

8. White: Author you’re scared of (they’re just SO mean to their characters!)

Since when is white a scary color? I associate white with purity and goodness! Oh well… here’s another list:

◦J. K. Rolling because what she did to Dobby proves she’s heartless.

◦Laini Taylor because she kills off everybody I get attached to.

◦Marissa Meyer because… I’m not going to spoil Heartless, but if you read it, you’ll understand.

◦Maggie Stiefvater because she has to possess some kind of dark magic in order to rite like that!

9. Black: Book you think is powerful and influential.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is probably going to be everyone’s default answer to this, but that’s what I’m going with! It has SO much significance in the context of the real world, and you should all go read it if you haven’t because it will give you a new perspective!

10. Orange: Playful characters who are just too adorable.

◦Jest and Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I just love them!!!!

◦Marco from The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia. I wouldn’t really call him playful, but he’s adorable!

◦Noah from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Noah is under appreciated, okay?! He deserves recognition for being the smudgy Hufflepuff that he is!

◦Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. She’s just SO bubbly!

Have you done this tag? Drop me a link in the comments so I can check out your answers! Also, let me know what authors scare you and why, and recommend me a book that you think is powerful. I’d love to see your thoughts! 🙂

The Fall Activities Book Tag

Thanks to Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd for tagging me! It’s super late, but it just recently started to feel like Fall in my part of the world, so I guess maybe it’s justified??? This tag was originally created by Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature, so you should go check out her blog as well!

*Warning: Before I start answering these questions, I gotta give you the heads up that this post may have some weird looking formatting! My blogging software updated again, and now that beautiful rich text editor that I’ve bragged about before doesn’t wanna play nice with my screenreader anymore, so I am going to be typing raw HTML in order to make this post hopefully look pretty! I am by no means an expert on HTML, so this is gonna be interesting to say the least… Please drop me a comment if anything looks completely insane, and I’ll do my best to fix it! Thank you very much if you decide to continue reading this post! Now for those questions!!!

Apple Picking: A book on your TBR that looks so delicious you can’t wait to take a bite out of it.

Heartless Cover Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I absolutely loved the first three books in this series, and I can’t wait until I have time to start this one!

Corn Maze: A book that’s so much fun to get lost in.

The raven boys The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog for a while, you know how obsessed I am with The Raven Cycle. I finished the last book a couple weeks ago, and I’m still not over the amazingness of this series! I desperately need a spinnoff series!!!

Haunted Houses: A book that scared you silly.

Anna Dressed In blood Anna Dressed in blood by Kendare Blake

I’m not one to read a lot of creepy stuff because I think some of this ghost business can actually happen, but I read this because of multiple recommendations. It was an amazing read, but I was terrified and slightly grossed out for the majority of it…

Pumpkin Patch: The latest book you picked up (purchased).

Tarot for Writers Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner

I’ve been researching tarot pretty extensively because one of the characters in my current writing project needs to have a reading, and my Google searches brought me to this book. I use the hero’s journey story to outline my writing, and I realized that’s basically what Tarot represents. So… This book is now patiently awaiting my attention in the Kindle app…

Scenic Drives: a book that is lyrically beautiful.

The raven king The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

Ok so the whole Raven Cycle series is written beautifully, but The Raven King is unbelievably stunning! I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better ending to that series!

Pumpkin Carving: A book you didn’t like and wouldn’t mind carving up.

Vampire academy Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I thought this series was going to break the vampire cliches, and it started out really cool, and then the plot went down the drain… I could go on, but I’ll spare you my rant!

Hiking: A book that was a highly enjoyable romp.

A Year Down Yonder A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

This was one of my favorite books as a child, and I still love it! The characters are just so realistic, and I can always turn to this book when I need a good laugh!

Drinking Apple Cider: A sweet book to curl up under the covers with.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer s Stone Cover Art Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I can’t do a tag without including Harry Potter because it’s like the greatest piece of literature ever written… I always seem to reread/rewatch it in the Fall and Winter months, and it’s absolutely perfect for this question! It’s just a cozy read even though people are trying to kill people throughout the whole series!

Jumping In A Leaf Pile: A book that reminds you of your childhood.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

AND… The Hidden Staircase  Nancy Drew  2 The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2) by Carolyn Keene

Yeah, I know… I used the same series twice. But The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite Harry Potter book, and any Harry Potter book is going to take me back to my childhood! I was also totally obsessed with Nancy Drew when I was in fourth and fifth grade, so that’s why I included that one.

Scary Movie Night: Your favorite spooky read.

The diviners The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray

I don’t read a lot of super creepy stuff, and I already used Anna Dressed In Blood, so I was pretty limited. I learned a lot from the writing style of this book, but I think I jumped every time I heard whistling for about a week after I finished it. You can click HERE if you wanna see my full review!

Bonus! Costume Party: A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

Blue lily Lily Blue Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven cycle #3) by Maggie Stiefvater

I told you I’m obsessed with The Raven Cycle… I think that’s the third book from the series I’ve used in this tag! This book has a very large cast of characters, and “eclectic” is a great word to describe them!

I Tag:

I think the majority of bloggers I know have already been tagged for this, but if you haven’t, I tag you!

The Coffee Book Tag

Coffee cup on desk with pen and blank paper This tag has been sitting in my “blog about this later” notebook for ages, so it’s about time for it to get posted. I think I probably stole this tag off of somewhere because I don’t have the name of the person who tagged me, and also I don’t know who created it, so let’s just say I’m a horrible blogging friend and call it good… Anyway… It’s a really nice cool Fall day outside, and I have a mug of french vanilla cappuccino on my desk, so what better time to do a magical tag where coffee and books collide? Grab your coffee of choice, and let’s get started!

BLACK: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.

Twilight Sorry to all you Twilight fans, but I don’t get your obsession. I got three chapters in and stopped…

PEPPERMINT MOCHA: Name a book that gets more popular during the Winter or a festive time of year

. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer s Stone Cover ArtI love rereading and rewatching Harry Potter around Christmas time. It’s kind of a tradition now for me to have a big HP reread and my family to have the movies on as we put up the tree.

HOT CHOCOLATE: What is your favorite children’s book?

Ok first of all… How dare you insinuate that hot chocolate is for children! I drink hot chocolate all the time in the Winter whilst I’m reading and writing, and it’s one of those drinks for any age. But i’ll be a good girl and answer the question now… Mummies in the Morning I was really tempted to say Harry Potter again, but Magic Treehouse came before that. And Mummies in the morning was my favorite book in that series because Egypt!

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Throne Of Glass Uhh yeah… I’ve been procrastinating a review of this whole series because I just have so many complicated feels, but it definitely kept me reading!

STARBUCKS: Name a book you see everywhere.

The Fault In OUr Stars If you haven’t seen this book literally everywhere over the last few months, you must be blinder than i am. And that isn’t physically possible, so… laughs at own bad joke

THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout.

Ignite cover art You NEED to read this book! Erica Crouch did an amazing job putting an original spin on old angelic lore! And it’s free on Kindle so…

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: Name a book you were expecting more from.

Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia After that amazingly epic creation that was Beautiful Chaos, I was really hoping for something equally as awesome. Beautiful redemption was good, but it was still a bit of a disappointment for me. It just seemed like maybe the authors were really sick and tired of the plot and characters and just wanted to end things now!

THE PERFECT BLEND: Name a book or series that is both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.

The raven boys Ok so the whole entire Raven Cycle series is like too amazing to possibly be real. If you didn’t see yesterday’s review, just go read it, and it’ll maybe sum up my feelings for the first book. I’m on the last one now, and I’m still just as hooked as I was at the start! And I am hardcore shipping two characters that I thought I’d hate together before but now I may cry if they don’t kiss by the end of this! and i’m NOT telling you who they are unless you’ve already read the series!

GREEN TEA: Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful.

Entwined by heather Dixon Do you have any idea how hard it was for me to come up with something quietly beautiful?! People are always out to kill people in the books I read! But I think Entwined fits the description pretty well. It’s a retelling of The twelve Dancing Princesses, and it’s amazing! It’s also really special to me because it was my first official book review. I entered a Summer reading contest with that review, and I won! Now it’s kind of my go to comfort book.

CHAI TEA: Name a book that makes you dream of far away places.

These broken stars book cover art The majority of this book is set in another galaxy, so enough said! I’ll be reviewing it soon.

EARL GREY: Name your favorite classic.

A Year Down YonderI know, I know… I can hear some of you scream, “that is NOT a classic!” I know it probably isn’t a classic in the usual sense, but it has a classic feel to me because it’s always been one of my favorite books. Also, I don’t read that many old classics because… there are no evil demon witch people trying to take over the world. I guess if you absolutely made me choose one, it would be

To Kill A Mockingbird.

What Do You Think?

That concludes the coffee book tag! Tell me what you guys would put together in the comments, and also please recommend me some quietly beautiful books because obviously I need them in my life… And also what are your favorite classics? I’m not tagging anybody specific because this has been around long enough that i don’t know who has and hasn’t done it, so if you’re a coffee loving bookworm and you haven’t done it yet, consider yourself tagged!

The Fifty Bookish Questions Tag

There is no friend as loyal as a book
I found this tag over on Kira’s Blog, and she tagged everybody, so I thought I’d give it a go! Kira has an awesome bookish blog, and you guys should really go check her out! And now… I have a feeling this is gonna be an extremely long post even by my standards, so let’s get started!

  1. What was the last book you read?
    Uhhh well… This is a scheduled post, but at the time of this writing, the last book I finished was Blue Lily, Lily Blue, which is the third book in The Raven cycle, (aka my current bookish obsession and the reason I am in total fangirl mode.)
  2. Was it a good one?
  3. What made it good?
    EVERYTHING!!! Ok, ok… I guess if you made me pick one thing that made it awesome, I’d have to go with the characters. They’re just sO amazingly realistic and awesome and unique and mysterious and I LOVE all of them! But especially Ronan! I reeeeeeeally love Ronan! fangirls The writing is also amazing because their are four, sometimes five POV characters, and yet they’re all so unique that there isn’t any confusion over who’s speaking at any given moment. Let’s just say I’ve got a LOT to learn from Maggie Stiefvater about how to pull off multiple POV’s because I’m struggling with that right now!
  4. Would you recommend it to other people?
    Absolutely! You all just need to GO READ IT! actually you should all go read the whole Raven Cycle series because you simply cannot pick up the third book in a series without having read the two books prior to it! That’s like a major bookish crime and one that my little brother is guilty of! He won’t listen to me, but i have a feeling you share my opinion if you read my blog. 😉
  5. How often do you read?
    Everyday if possible and lots more on the weekends.
  6. Do you like to read?
    Ummm… Duh?!
  7. What was the last bad book you read?
    Ok… The term “bad” bugs me when it’s used to describe a book. There are good books, and there are not so good books, but any book deserves respect. With that out of the way, I’m going to say Born At Midnight, (Shadow Falls, Book 1), since I gave it two stars in my review.
  8. What made you dislike it?
    Ummmm… Just click here to read my review… Basically it was the writing, but I go WAY more in detail.
  9. Do you wish to be a writer!
    Yep! Just look at my blog name! Being a writer is my dream, and I’ll be bringing you all updates on my writing as I do NaNoWriMo this November. And btw… Ya know how I said I was starting a new project for NaNo since “Wishes” was too complicated to write like that? Yeah… I changed my mind again. The outline totally fell into place in my head, and now i cannot wait to write it for NaNoWriMo!
  10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
    Definitely! I’m not listing them all here though because that’d take forever…
  11. Do you read fan fiction?
    Sometimes… If I really like a series and want more from that world, I’ll read some fan fics for it. I think I’ve only ever really got hooked on fan fiction for Harry Potter, but The Raven Cycle may drive me to read more!
  12. Do you write fan fiction?
    When I write fan fiction, it’s usually only for a writing warm up for another project. Writing fan fiction for characters I know really well helps me understand things like plot and structure, and then I can apply that to my own work.
  13. What’s your favorite book?
    Really??? That’s like asking a mother to pick a favorite child! I’m gonna be predictable and say Harry Potter, but The raven King may be a close second. Can you tell I love The Raven Cycle yet? I will probably mention it about 50 more times in the remaining questions… Sorry!
  14. What is your least favorite book?
    Things fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is hands down the worst book I have EVER read! I had to read it for school, and I still don’t get it. I hate to down a book like that, but what even was the point of the plot? I passed my English class with the help of!
  15. Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device, like a Kindle?
    Definitely eBooks! I’m a braille reader, and braille books are gigantic, so if I want floor space left over, I have to read eBooks! I mostly either read Kindle books on my iPad or listen to books from Audible.
  16. When did you learn to read?
    I started learning to read braille when I was four, and I’ve been an avid reader ever since!
  17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
    I honestly do not enjoy many books that are required for school, but i’m going to call this a tie between Tuck Everlasting, Number the Stars, Island of the Blue Dolphins, and To Kill A Mockingbird.
  18. What is your favorite book series?
    Harry Potter/The Raven Cycle
  19. Who is your favorite author?
    J. K. Rolling/Maggie Stiefvater
  20. What is your favorite genre?
    Definitely young adult, but more specifically young adult fantasy.
  21. Who is your favorite character from a book series?
    Definitely Ronan from the Raven cycle! I just love him sooooooo much!
  22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
    Uhhh yeah… That’s kinda what books do!
  23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
    Ummm… I can’t actually think of one right now… I haven’t read a stand alone in forever!
  24. Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel?
    Divergent! If Insurgent had never happened, all would be right in the world!
  25. How long does it take you to read a book?
    two to three days, depending on how much time I have.
  26. Do you like when books become movies?
    Yes, if it’s done right.
  27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
    The Lightning Thief! That movie was just NOT right!
  28. Which movie has done a book justice?
    Definitely all the Harry potter movies, and the Hunger Games.
  29. Do you read newspapers?
    No, boring, zzzzzzz….
  30. Do you read magazines?
    Yep, writing and craft magazines mostly.
  31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
    Magazines definitely!
  32. Do you read while in bed?
    I almost always read in bed.
  33. Do you read while on the toilet?
    Yep… My iPad usually goes to the bathroom with me, I’m ashamed to admit… 😳
  34. Do you read while in the car?
    Yep. I usually listen to audio books on long car trips.
  35. Do you read while in the bath?
    Nope… I’d most likely end up dropping my iPad in the water, and that would be a sad day!
  36. Are you a fast reader?
  37. Are you a slow reader?
    Ummmmmm… No. 🙂
  38. Where is your favorite place to read?
    Curled up in the window seat with my kitty.
  39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
    Nope… Reading makes me tune everything out for a while.
  40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
    Yes, definitely.
  41. Who gave you your love for reading?
    My mom and dad always read to me while I was little, and then my grandma introduced me to audio books, and I just never stopped loving books.
  42. What book is next on your list to read?
    After I finish The Raven King, I plan to start Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasco.
  43. When did you start to read chapter books?
    Probably in second grade or so.
  44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?
    Lemony Snicket!
  45. Which author would you most like to interview?
    Either J. K. Rolling or Maggie Stiefvater!
  46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?
    Magie Stiefvater or Kami Garcia.
  47. What book have you reread the most?
    Definitely the Harry Potter Books.
  48. Which books do you consider “classics?”
    Anything that has an important historical or moral message and that is taught over and over again in school.
  49. Which book do you think should be taught in all schools?
    Anything that gets students interested in reading. If Harry Potter could be taught in school, that would be awesome!
  50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
    I don’t think any book should be banned from anywhere because books are sacred!

I Tag..

Anybody brave enough and with enough patients to tackle fifty questions! If you do it, drop me a link so i can see all your bookish answers, and does anyone wanna count how many times I mentioned The Raven cycle?
From Cheyenne 🙂