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The Book Club Book Tag

Happy Wednesday, bibliophiles!

My school district called a very rare snow day today, so I had the day off!! I’ve still had quizzes to study for, but it was so nice to sleep in and spend the day in pajamas. So here I am, still in my pajamas.

This tag is an original from Becca @ Book It With Becca. (If you don’t follow her already, check out her blog, it’s great!) I’m the president of my high school’s book club, so this is the perfect tag for me!

RULES:

  1. Answer the tag (prompts below) on the platform of your choice (blog, booktube, twitter, anything goes!): If you’re part of a book club, yourself, you can answer with the books you’ve read with them — or you can freestyle it with whatever book fits the question! Or with a specific character from a book who matches the prompt. Really, however you want to do it!
  2. Link to the original post and give me a pingback or comment below, so I can see your answers.
  3. Tag friends! They can be fellow book club members or simply bookish friends who make your day a little brighter.
  4. The most important rule: Have fun!

I’m going to try and use books that I’ve read in my school book club for this tag…let’s see how it goes…

Let’s begin, shall we?

📖THE BOOK CLUB BOOK TAG📖

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THE FEARLESS READER—reads everything, constantly, and probably started the book club, not realizing how much work it would be to keep everyone on-track

Amazon.com: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle: 0760789268267: Turton,  Stuart: Books

We read The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle last year, and it was so creative and complex—very fearless in its premise and execution!

THE ACADEMIC—tries to elevate the conversation and suggest Serious Books but is always stymied by the rest of the group (generally doesn’t mind)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: 9780307743527 |  PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

Technically, I didn’t get to discuss this one (since my school is pretty big, we have two lunch periods, and we have book club during lunch) since it was in the lunch I wasn’t in, but I read it anyway since I’d been meaning to read it for a while. I think The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only “classic” book I’ve read for book club in all 4 years of high school.

THE JOYRIDERnever knows what book the club is reading but happily shouts encouragement and brings refreshments

Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by A.R. Capetta

Once & Future is very much a joyride—across time and across space!

THE AGENT OF CHAOSjust what it sounds like: enjoys stirring things up and dropping chaos bombs before disappearing in a cloud of smoke

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

On some level, every single main character from Six of Crows is an agent of chaos; the same can be said for all the twists within Kaz’s heists. (Is there a Wylan pun in here somewhere too?)

THE MOMis very concerned with the emotional and physical health of the rest of the group and of the characters in the books

Amazon.com: The Hazel Wood: A Novel (The Hazel Wood, 1): 9781250297327:  Albert, Melissa: Books

Whew, this was a hard prompt…

I settled on The Hazel Wood for this one because of its emotional, introspective nature; even though it’s steeped in magical realism, there are lots of themes of looking inward as opposed to the outward fantasy.

THE LOVABLE GHOUL— Mostly harmless but likes to stand in the corner muttering — we pretend it’s normal

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes was the first book that I ever read for my book club, but it didn’t really do anything. My experience was that it was entertaining, but rather forgettable. Not bad, but not life-changing either.

I TAG:

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Today’s song:

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That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

Posted in Weekly Updates

Weekly Update: October 5-11, 2020

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope this week has treated you all well.

Now that all of the big tests and quizzes that I’ve been stressing out over are over with, I’m feeling a lot better. And now I have a long weekend to look forward to next week, which I’m ECSTATIC for! Just the break I needed.

I had another fairly lackluster reading week, but I enjoyed everything that I read. I only got around to reading two books (well, one, technically–I finished the first one on Sunday evening), and that’s all because of the sheer length of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. (Expect a review next week.) I also had my school’s book club meeting for Aurora Rising, and everybody seemed to love it, which filled my heart with immeasurable joy…🥺

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Is this gif about To Sleep in a Sea of Stars or my AP Bio quiz/Precalc test this week? You decide…

Other than that, I went back to the library and got a good haul, caught up on Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Raised by Wolves (nearly finished with the latter…), and I’ve finally gotten slightly back into the groove of outlining for NaNoWriMo. Oh, and The Other Side of the Sky and Skyhunter just came in the mail!

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

Showers, Flowers, and Fangs–Aidan Wayne (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Showers, Flowers, and Fangs by Aidan Wayne

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars–Christopher Paolini (⭐️⭐️⭐️.25)

Amazon.com: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars eBook: Paolini, Christopher: Kindle  Store

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

The Court of Miracles–Kester Grant

Amazon.com: The Court of Miracles (9781524772857): Grant, Kester: Books

The Bone Houses–Emily Lloyd Jones

Amazon.com: The Bone Houses eBook: Lloyd-Jones, Emily: Kindle Store

Chilling Effect–Valerie Valdes

Chilling Effect: Valdes, Valerie: 9780062877239: Amazon.com: Books

Dark and Deepest Red–Anna-Marie McLemore

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

A Touch of Gold–Annie Sullivan

A Touch of Gold (A Touch of Gold, #1) by Annie Sullivan

Today’s song:

That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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Weekly Update: September 14-20, 2020

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope that this week has treated you well, but if it hasn’t, consider all my love sent to you.

I’ve really ran the emotional gamut this week for some reason…Monday and Tuesday were rather chaotic; I had a lot of homework and resulting stress earlier in the week. I finally finished my first draft of my paranormal fantasy WIP (!!!), and come Friday, I was feeling great. I had my first meeting for my school’s book club now that I’m president, and since we didn’t get the chance to discuss it last year (due to COVID-19 complications/general scrambling), we’re reading Aurora Rising! But then my mood took a nosedive after I heard the news about RBG, so the day ended on a rather somber note. But in these scary and trying times, we must all remember that THIS TOO SHALL PASS, NO MATTER WHAT.

I had a fairly prolific blogging week, but reading-wise…

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I usually read fairly fast, but I ONLY GOT TO READING THREE BOOKS THIS WEEK. Most of it’s because Dune was so long that it took up a huge chunk of my time, but I loved it nonetheless.

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

The Spaceship Next Door (Sorrow Falls, #1)–Gene Doucette (⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Spaceship Next Door (9781328567468): Doucette, Gene: Books

Dune–Frank Herbert (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Books of Titans Podcast Episode 19: Dune by Frank Herbert

Things That Grow–Meredith Goldstein (eARC) (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: Things That Grow eBook: Goldstein, Meredith: Kindle Store

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

All Our Hidden Gifts–Caroline O’Donoghue (eARC)

All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue

Today’s song:

That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!