Hi everyone! Happy thanksgiving! The day has finally come where we can just sit back, relax, and eat! I’ve been cooking for most of the day (but nothing real stressful) and playing animal crossing.
I put up a small tree next to my bookcases and currently in the process of finding all of my bookish ornaments to hang up on it.
I decided that I might as well do a thanksgiving related book tag and talk about some of the things I’m grateful for!
I also created a FB group for book lovers to talk about books and nonbookish things!
The Bookish Thanksgiving Tag
This tag was originally created by Erin & Becca on YouTube. Let’s take a look at the prompts for this tag.
Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plotline?
The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts! This book isn’t completely plotless, but the plot isn’t really heavy making me think of it for this prompt. It is 100% fluff about a book lover Amy who finds herself in a situation where she could win a competition to meet one her favorite romance authors with one of her friends helping her. The only down side is that he’s also her crush; I mean what could go wrong working along side your crush?
Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
*flipping through my mental catalog of books I’ve read*
I’m going to have to say The Count of Monte Cristo since I listened to it at school during the 9th grade and the narrator had a good voice that made a lot of us tired whenever we started to read it.
Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. To me, this book made the entire trilogy. There was so much that happened in this book not only with the characters but with the plot of the entire series (and not just because of chapter 55).
Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
I’d say City or Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare or Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tracy Leveneseller or Crush by Tracy Wolff. Gah there’s so many!
Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
The Cruel Prince. I had read the first book when it first came out (and I wasn’t in the online book community, so I was wasn’t seeing the hype about the book), but the book fell flat even for me without seeing anyone talking about it. Sure, it was good, but i felt trike it dragged on and on, and honestly, I felt like the first book at least was a bit basic.
Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon. This is such a fun enemies to lovers YA romance story about these seniors in high school who find themselves working together to win their senior competition, and as the night passes on, they realize that the drive for the other’s hate may be something more than either thought it would be.
Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Gah. There was one book that I can’t remember the name to, but it felt like I was rolling my eyes through the entire thing it felt so cliche. Oh, apparently it was Tainted Romance which take what you will considering I couldn’t remember the title.
Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
Well now that I remember sort of reading Tainted Romance, I’d say that one because I think I was also skipping paragraphs while reading that book.
Then, another book that I feel like could have been shorten was After because what, almost 600 pages of a toxic relationship is a bit much.
Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
Definitely a good reverse harem book is something that I look towards when I’m finding it hard to read a book. I also love just flipping through some of my favorite books and reading parts of them.
Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
If we’re talking about savory food, call me basic, but I love green bean casserole! But if it’s anything on the menu, then it would definitely be cake!
Bookish Things I’m Grateful For (TTT)
The book blogging community:
I know I’ve said it before, but the blogging community is my favorite out of all of the places I’m on. I love bookstagram but I feel like on there I really have to be professional and only talk about books and constantly have to post to be relevant while on my blog, I can talk about whatever I what and not post for days and my stats will be relatively fine unlike on Instagram.
Books with POC MCs:
I’m mean, do you know how said it is that something like this is on a list that I’m thankful for because we should have had more YA books with people of color as the main characters instead of it taking surface in the mainstream line of books before now. But, nevertheless, I’m grateful to finally see books with especially Asian MCs.
Look, I don’t have time to balance a relationship and school, so romance books are the closest thing I can get at the moment. Plus, I can learn about things I do and don’t want in a relationship while learning from these characters mistakes to hopefully learn something that will help me in the future.
Special Edition Books:
If you’re like me, then you love to display your books at the forefront of your room. With all of the traditional book spines alone, it’s a work or art and conversation starter no matter how you organize them, but through in a reversible dust jacket on a book with it facing out or a naked book with an embossed front and you just added something a little extra special to that space.
From the bookmarks to art prints to enamel pins, I love it. It’s only been like 3 years since I really started to collect that stuff, but it’s so cool to see artist renditions of a character or setting or something a simple as a quote in a pretty font that really brings the book to life.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve been able to talk to a lot of people over the common factor of books. Even if we don’t like the same books, it’s amazing to hear people different favorite books and why they like certain authors and things. I’ve also been able to work with some publishers and authors with is amazing on an entirely different level because I’m just a small town girl.
What are some things you’re grateful for? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,