Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Guess who finally has some time to do some blogging! This week has been hectic after having the week of the 4th off then having a simulation that I had to prepare for and a test earlier today that I needed to study for!
I *think* that I’m almost caught up with all of the older (as in back in May) tags, so I can start to try and stay on top of these things before they get backed up beyond control.
Book of Earth Tag: Avatar Blogger Award
I was tagged by the creator Andrew @ On My Bookshelf a while back!
Rules of this Tag:
- Thank whomever tagged you
- Callback to the creator of the tag: Andrew @ On My Bookshelf
- Answer the 7 questions below
- Help other potential Avatar Bloggers by tagging 5 bloggers.
Of all the nations in the Avatar world, the Earth Kingdom is the largest in size: What are your three largest books?
From the top of my head, I’d say it’s Under the Dome by Stephen King, the bind up of Twilight with the reimagined part for the 10th anniversary, and possibly The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy by Jenny Han (although it could be one of the newest Cassandra Clare books *shrugs*).
Ba Sing Se, the capital of the Earth Kingdom, has absolutely beautiful walls that have stood the test of time: What book would you leave buried in a time capsule, to be opened by someone you don’t know 30 years from now?
Hmmm… I’d say Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout! It’s one of the books I read in the early part of my reading life and I feel like it’s a timeless book that could always be current. It’s not one of those books that make you say of that’s so 2000s or look at that stuff from the 90s.
Citizens of the Earth Reviewers are recognized by their green attire: Share some of your books that have a green cover.
I trying to mentally visualize my books.
- Obsidian by JLA
- City of Bones (original cover)
- Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Isla and the Happily Ever After
- One of the ToG books I think… of it’s Heir of Fire
Though many people of the Earth Reviewers live in large cities, a lot of its citizens are migratory people: What book did you DNF the quickest, and why did you give up on it?
I’m not one to typically DNF a book because in my mind it’s me permanently closing the door on a book and never try to read it again. I prefer to use ‘put the book down for now and hopefully pick it back up in the future’ but that’s me.
But, I did DNF Private Lessons last month just because I had such high expectations for this book with an Asian American MC and it was completely different than I had imagined and I couldn’t even make myself read the other half of it.
Any Avatar or Earth Reviewer would be honored to be taught by Toph, the creator of metal bending, and close friend to Avatar Aang: Which author, dead or alive, would you love to sit down with for a meal?
I’m not sure simply because I don’t really follow enough authors close enough to know if I’d like to sit through a whole meal with them. Sure, there are plenty of authors who write fantastic books but that doesn’t always equate to the authors themselves being enjoyable to be around.
Earth Reviewing relies on standing strong and outlasting your opponent, looking for the perfect moment to strike: What is one book you had on your TBR on too long, and you wish you had read sooner?
I’ve been wanting to read The Brightest Star (?) is that the second book to The Darkest Star? Anyway, I need to read it because the third and last book of that series is coming out in October I believe.
Iroh, a friend to the Avatar and one of the wisest men you’ll meet referred to the Earth as the element of substance: If you were skilled at making one thing, whether its artsy, music related, or more home improvement focused, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to do calligraphy! I have pretty handwriting to begin with and able to write in cursive (I know gasp, a young person who can write and read the lost writing), but whenever I try to do any decorative writing, it goes down hill quick. I haven’t committed to memory when to use thin and thick strokes with the pen/marker.
My Life in Books Tag
I was tagged by Danni @_forbookssake! I had done this tag about a year ago, so I figured that I could redo it since things have changed (and I forgot what I put so in a way it’s a “new” tag to me).
P.S. I’m not looking at the other one before I answer these questions, so it’ll be interesting if I put similar answers! Okay, so it turns out that I haven’t done this tag before (although I could have sworn that I have). The struggles of being tired and thinking that you’ve done something.
Find a book for each of your initials
L – Lola and the Boy Next Door
J – Just Listen
B – Broken Prince
Count your age along with your bookshelf. What book is it?
- First Bookcase: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson on the
- Second Bookcase: The Treatment by Suzanne Young
- Third Bookcase: Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Please note that the bookcase tours that I have linked are from the last time I redid them, but could have some changes from what I currently have on there
Pick a book set in your city/country.
I know without even looking back in the other post that I probably put Beautiful Creatures because it takes place in South Carolina. Another book that I can think of is How to Break a Boy; then, there’s several other books that mentions my state, but I can’t think of them.
Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to.
ACOTAR, at the moment Velaris sounds like the place to be! If I had to pick a real place, I’d say Did I Mention I Love You because it takes place in California near Hollywood and the beach!
Pick a book that has your favourite colour on it.
One Small Thing by Erin Watt! I love the soft pin in the cover!
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Percy Jackson, duh! I’m not going into all of the details about why, but it just brings back a simpler time before I really had to worry about grades and adulting.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
There’s a LONG list of books that I had trouble finishing for a number of reasons, but for this post’s sake, I’m going to go with Gossip Girl. I feel like the it is a bit out dated to me, plus I had started watching the show first and was already attached to that story.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
Any of them! I’d be lucky if I finish a book that I’ve bought (or got in a subscription box) just because so many of the books I’ve read this year has been review books, and in some ways just feel like another thing I need to check off of a list.
If you’d like to do either or both of these tags, then I tag you! Make sure to tag me in your post so I can read it!
Happy reading until next time,