Winter Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! Today I will be answer some question for a tag because I have not done one in a while. I found this tag over at Chelle’s Book Ramblings.

Questions

1. Snow: Name a book that gave you the chills

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover. This book was everything this year. I didn’t even know that this book existed until a few months ago. Yes,you read that right. I was so happy to found the book. It was just what I needed. When I read the first book I always like the way that it ended but this book added such a new outlook on to whole story. If you want to read my thought that click the blue link and you can read all of the thoughts on this book.

It is one the I would recommend but only if you have read maybe someday and maybe not. Seriously, these are three books that you have to check and if you have never read a Colleen Hoover book before this is a great series to start off with.

2. Happy Holidays: Name your favorite Holiday book

There is book that I loved It was called the Last Boyfriend by J.S Cooper.

The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love Book 1) by [Cooper, J. S.]

This is not a Christmas book. I just remember reading this book one during Christmas. This is when I was broke and had no job becasue I was in college. When I was getting my associates degree I was not in a place to both work and go to school. I was able to get a lot reading done becasue all I was really able to do what school work and reading. I remember reading and loving this book.

It gave me all the feels. Now thinking about it this is one book I should add to my TBR for next year. I want to do a reread challenge. There are so many book that I was to reread and I will actually have the time since I will be graduation with my bachelors degree. So I will have lots of time that will be freed up and I. I am very excited about this.

3. Crackling Fire: Name a Book you want to throw in a fire.

There are two books that I would throw in to fire to keep my self warm.

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Enough said.

4. Treat yo self: Name a fake book that if made, you would pay any amount of money for. (ie. another harry potter book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory that came with Chocolate)

I’m not sure but it would have vampires and magic. If it was like Vampire Academy or The Lux Series. I would be down for that. We need another great YA series I feel like there have not been some in a long while.

5. Hot chocolate: Name a book that was sweet at first then became bitter.

For this one I’m going to have to draw blank. I don’t know any books that started off sweet but then became bitter. For these kinds of things I DNF a book if I don’t like it.

6. New Year’s Eve: Most Anticipated book of the new year!

Again for this one I’m gonna have to draw a blank because I don’t really keep up with what’s popular. I find a book that I like and I just read it. I typically tend to read authors who are more indie. Yes I know how that sounds but I really do you read a lot of independent others like once you are self published. It’s not that I’m not in the main stream box it’s just I have found that the more hyped up a book is and the more main stream it is the less I like it. So for me I find a lot of authors through either of them contacting me or I work with a PR company. The but the best way that I find them is bad going on Amazon and looking at the books that are like $.99. I have found some of my favorite authors that way. This goes back to you when I wasn’t able to work and go to school at the same time so because I wasn’t working I had to be very strategic with the money that I was given throughout the year. So for Christmas I would get like $300 in gift cards to iBooks or Amazon and that had to last me until my birthday. Which my birthdays in May so it was like six months and then from my birthday until Christmas. So I became really strategic with how are use my gift cards and how are use my money. So I found a lot of great deals for books that were less than five dollars and I found some amazing authors that way.

7. Family Time: Name a literary family that you would want to be a part of…

So I’m sure a lot of people know that my favorite book is vampire academy so I am assuming this is me assuming you may not assume this but I ask people in my real life and they’re like oh the vampire academy books you want to be related to rose. But that is not the case here there is a book series that I really really love it’s called the Ashen touch trilogy by Kristy Nicolle and I would love to be related to Haedes. And I probably spelled that wrong. But he is amazing I love the character that she wrote and his lineage is freaking awesome and that’s where I wanna B.

8. Wishes: What book do you wish you could re-read for all the feels?

Dear Lord for this one there are so many. I would really like to read in for the vampire academy series again. I would also really love to read listen to the luxe series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I would love to revisit the demon blood series and I’m forgetting the author. It’s really been that long since I’ve read it. I would love to reread the twilight series I haven’t done that in like 10 years. I would love to reread beautiful bastard, Fifty Shades of Grey, the submissive trilogy, that this man series. I mean there’s honestly a lot Gabriel’s in Ferneau that’s becoming a TV show next year. I mean there really is a lot that I would love to re-read and I am making it a goal for next year to re-read and then kind of report back on if I felt the same way about the series. So look out for that next year.

9. Spread the Joy: Who do you tag?

I absolutely tag everybody to do that. Please please please if you do it tag me and let me know so I can please read your responses. The one thing I love about tags is that everybody can do them and everybody’s answer is different.

So if you guys enjoyed this tag please leave a comment down below and tell me what series would you like to reread? Also what book are you most anticipating before the new year?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. As it is in the Christmas season they are granting wishes so if you would like a wish granted feed them a treat and they will most likely be more likely to grant you that wish. As it is getting cold out into the human world the mermaids have come back to Wonderland and they are spreading their musical magic.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Tag Tuesday – I Love Spring Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Tuesday? I am so in-love with the tag I am doing today. It’s fun and something that is really fun. Spring is one of my favorite months because I’m a spring baby. So my birthday is next month. I thought a spring books tag would be fitting.

Where I found the tag amandaventure on Instagram. You can watch her video here.

1) How is Spring where you live?

Spring where I live is a little weird. It will rain and be sunny all in one day. I do have say that I love it. When it rains in the morning and then you have the sent of rain in the air all day.

2) Most anticipated book release this Spring?

The Mermaid's Escape: A Reverse Harem Romance (The Siren Series Book 1) by [McAllen, Kellie]

The Emerald Sea (The Glittering Court) by [Mead, Richelle]

3) Show us a book cover that makes you think of Spring.

4) Where are you going to read this Spring?

I am a read by the seat of my pants kind of a girl. I never really know until the mood hits me.

5) Find a cover with the sun on it!

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Never have I read this book seen this movie. It told me to look for cover with a sun so here you go. 

6) What are your favorite Spring reads?

Maybe someday by Colleen Hoover.

7) Find a book with many different colors on it.

8) Whom do you tag?

Anyone who wants to do this tag.

Kristin Kraves Books

LOVE BOOKS GROUP

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – Book Lovers Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. I hope your Tuesday is great! I got this idea from one Jo Linddell. I read through her blog today not knowing what kind of tag I wanted to do and she posted hers today. Go check out her blog.
1. Do you have a specific place for reading?
I mostly read in my bed at home under the blankets but I can read anywhere.

 

2. Bookmarks or a Random Piece of Paper?

I use a bookmark. I have been using one that I have been making. So that has been a fun project.
3. Can you just stop anywhere or do you need to finish a chapter?

I can stop anywhere in a book. It does not bug me.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes. I mainly use a phone or iPad to read.

5. Music or TV while reading?

Both

6. One book at a time or several?

Serveral. I’m a serial reader.

7. Do you read ahead or skip the pages?

I try not to but I do.

8. Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Either or I can mostly read in my bed.

9. Read out loud or silently?

I really don’t know. I most read silently. Unless I am really into the scene.

10. Do you write in your books?
Nope! That is a sin in my opinion. If you do awesome. I am not trying to tell you not to.
Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Tag Tuesday – Book to Movie Wish list Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! It is Tuesday…

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It is so true though. I have a busy load today at work so this will have to be brief. I got this prompt from Dreamland Book Blog.

I am going to be picking three books that I want to see be turned into a movie.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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Bite Me

As you can see I love my vampire books. I would love for more to be made into movies. These are books that I have read and loved. They read just like a movie. So this is why I have chosen these three.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – Currently Reading Book

Hello, wonderlandians. Its…

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Tuesday! I was looking for an awesome tag to do for you guys today and I found one over on Books and Munches blog. What are your plans for this Tuesday? Work? School? Or are you just going to lounge around and read today. If that is the case them I am so jealous of you.

THE QUESTIONS

How many books do you usually read at once?
I am usually in the middle of at least two different books. I have to be listening to an audiobook and reading some kind of eBook. This way I have a book for every possible situation. I am all currently in the middle of one physical book.

If you are reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
I usually tend to read one book for a few hours and then get bored and want to read something else. This is how I end up reading five books at one time.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you are partway through a book?
No, I tend to use the same book mark.

Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?

Hearts at Stake (Drake Chronicles, Book 1

Sinner’s Twisted Lust Book 2 

Sinner's Twisted Lust (The Vipers MC) by [LUST, APRIL]

The Golden Lily 

Fifty Shades of Grey 

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, Book 1) by [James, E L]

 

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
I tend to read the most at night after I get home from work but if it is the weekend I am reading the whole day.

How long do you typically read in one setting?
4 to 6 hours. It depends on if I have food and a drink next to me.

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
Off. It is irritating when it is on.

What position do you mainly use to read?

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5,6,10 and 11. When reading in a chair it is so hard to find a good way to read.

Do you take the book you are currently reading with you everywhere?
Yes all the book I read are on my phone. Either on my kindle app or in my audible app. For every physical book I own its counter part either in eBook or audiobook format. This way I am never without the book that I am currently reading. People have said to me that this is a waste of money.

Here is what I have to say to that.

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In all seriousness it is my money and I do run this blog to review books so I don’t feel like it is a waste. Don’t know that is my thoughts on that.

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
Twice or Three times a week. I am just now really getting into Goodreads. I have been a member for the last 8 years but never really used it like I do now. I think I start blogging it has become a bit of a necessity.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – Ultimate Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tag Tuesday. How are all of you? I hope you are doing good today. I am so excited about this tag. It has a bit of everything in it. I have put a few book recommendations in this post. So if you check them out let me know.

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1. Do you get sick while reading in a car?
I don’t get sick in the car when I am reading. When I am in the car  I listen to audiobooks. This way I can close my eyes and just relax. I use to read on my iPad. I found that as long as I have some kind of noise to block out everyone that is in the car with me then I am ok.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Jennifer L. Armentrout. I think not only does she write amazing characters that I can relate to. The way she writes her dialogue is in a way that you feel like you are there in the conversation. She has said that when it comes to writing dialogue for her she just tries to write how people would talk in everyday life.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Ok please don’t give me any hate for this. I am going to have to choose the Twilight sage on this one because I have actually read the whole series. I have tried reading Harry Potter time and time again. I really did not like reading as a child and my parents are big reads so they would try every trick in the book to try and get me into the book. Harry Potter was one of those attempts. My mom and I would read the first book before bed. It is one of the greatest memories I have of my mom. I have tried reading Harry Potter in my adult years now that love reading. I can’t get past the fact that it is in the third person. I can’t sit down and read in the third person. I don’t know what it is. Though I have the audiobook so I am slowly making my way through the book.

I can’t think of three reasons why. It is not a better story not by a long shot. I liked Twilight when it came out. It was good to read at the time. Harry Potter is a book that you read time and time again and you always find new things that you didn’t notice before. At least that is what my siblings tell me. I hope to find out soon.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
Nope. I carry an over the shoulder bag. A notebook so I can write the book I have been talking about on here.

5. Do you smell your books?
No.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Both. It does not bug me either way.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Twilight. Isn’t that going to be a lot of people’s answer? No. Just me? Ok.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I remember when I was in first grade there was this really pretty edition of Peter Pan in our school library. My friends and I would always fight over who got to take it home. I don’t know why. We could not read that book at that time. I look back on that memory alot.

9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
IT is a book called Writes Block. It is the shape of a block.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
The anniversary edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I am currently in the middle of two projects. I have going to be focusing on one though. I have mentioned it on my blog before but I really don’t know if anyone has caught on. The project I am going to be focusing on over this next year is probably the most personal project I have ever written. I would love to get that book published. It deals with a sensitive subject.

12. When did you get into reading?
When I was a wee toddler and my sister always read me bedtime stories.

13. What is your favourite classic book?
To kill a Mockingbird, And then there were none, A light in the forest, Where the red fern grows. Just to name a few.

14. In school what was your best subject?
History

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
Now, this depends on who gave me the book.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I can’t answer this because I have read either of those series. Well, I have read the first four book in Harry Potter over the years but never to completion.

17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
Forgetting to preplan my blog post for the week.

18. What is your favorite word?
Well, I have two. Reading and then one is a swear word. I won’t put here though. Reading is my favourite word because it reminds me that I have a place where I can go to when I am having a bad day mentally.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
I am a nerd and dork. You best bet I am proud to be both.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires because of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. My favorite book series of all time.

Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by [Mead, Richelle]

Vampire Academy

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Angels. If you have not read the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. What are you doing with your life? It is so good.

Unearthly: (Book 1 of  Unearthly Trilogy) by [Hand, Cynthia]

Unearthly

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits.  I recommend the book call Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross. Great Series.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood & Spirit Series

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
Vampires. Who doesn’t love vampires? Plus, Angel from Buffy was like my first love.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden Love

25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Depends on the mood I am in.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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