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Tag: Halloween 2

So far I’ve been lucky in finding one spooky tag a week, well see how it continues to go! As per usual, if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged. The original was created by Clever Fox, I’m leaving you with her video:

1. What goes bump in the night?: Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.
– “Metro 2033” by Dmitry Glukhovsky, some place in the dark tunnels.

2. Jack O Lanterns and Classic Costumes: A book you always reach for during halloween time.
– I don’t have such, but hey, I do always like me a vampire book on this time of the year.

3. Black Cats and Magic Mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.
– Does high-fantasy count? If so, Victoria Schwab “Shades of Magic” trilogy, and if it doesn’t count, then K.J. Charles “A Charm of Magpies” trilogy.

4. Witch’s Brew: Favorite witch character in any book/series.
– Stephen Day from A Charm of Magpies trilogy, or Hermione from Harry Potter.

5. Ghouls and Ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad).
– In a good way, the very first to start haunt me, and stay with me to this day, so the oldest one on the list is C.C. Humphreys “Vlad: The Last Confession

6. Haunted Graveyard: You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?
– Haruki Murakami “Afterdark

7. The Undead: Favorite supernatural creatures to read about (i.e. vamps, zombies, werewolves, etc).
– Do elves count as supernatural, or are they a different category? If they do, then The Witcher Saga by A. Sapkowski. If not, then vampires, and there’s many great books with those.

8. In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover.
– Victoria Schwab “This Savage Song“!

9. Trick or Treat?
– Treat, thank you. Unless it’s a toy, then trick please!

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Tag: Halloween!

Since it’s the month of Halloween (yep.), I figured I’ll just go ahead and do any Halloweenish book tags that I find. This was the first that came around, very short and easy:

1. Carving pumpkins- what book would you carve up and light on fire?
– “Metro 2035” by Dmitry Glukhovsky; I reviewed this book, will not repeat myself.

2. Trick or treat- what character is a treat, what character is a trick? 
– Treat – Lucien Vaudrey from A Charm of Magpies; Trick – Nicaise from Captive Prince

3. Candy corn- what book is always sweet?
– The Holy Trinity of Trilogies: “Shades of Magic” by V.E. Schwab; “A Charm of Magpies” by K.J. Charles; “Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat

4. Ghosts- what character would you love to visit you as a ghost?
– Alucard from Shades of Magic. But I hope he lives too long for that ever to happen.

5. Dressing up in costume- what character would you want to be for a day?
– Lucien Vaudrey from A Charm of Magpies

6. Wizards and witches- what is your favorite Harry Potter moment?
– The moment I realized Snape rewrote the textbook he was learning from. Dude!

7. Blood and gore- what book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?
– Paige Dearth “Born Mobster“. I have a hard time reading of things like that in general.

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A to Z book tag!

You know what I haven’t done in a while? A book tag. So here’s one, taken from [PerpetualPageTurner]:

Author you’ve read the most books from:

  • Probably Anne Rice books. Or Charlaine Harris.

Best Sequel Ever:

  • I dislike most first books, so, second book of Captive Prince, and many more.

Currently Reading:

Drink of Choice While Reading:

  • Sweet, carbonated, and preferably in a can. Or just tea.

E-reader or Physical Book?

  • Both are fine!

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

  • Any one of the three main characters from “Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”, Stephan Day from Magpie Lord, Lord Crane, Lila from Shades of Magic…

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Hidden Gem Book:

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

  • Probably starting blogging about books. Or finding well-reading friends.

Just Finished:

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

  • I refuse to spit into this well.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

  • I don’t even know tbh, many are very long nowadays, from Anne Rice’s stuff, to Martin.

 

Major book hangover because of:

  • Hangovers are good things, right? Because I think then, the book I had to take a break after was Captive Prince trilogy.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

  • Two. Three if we count the one that is not purely mine.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

  • Witcher saga, but the most time per book was the very first that made me realize how amazing books can be, that being John E. Stitch book “Reckoning Infinity”

Preferred Place To Read:

  • Other side of my bookshelf (this side is my work place), on the couch, in front of the window.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

  • Oh there were many, there are many, and there’ll be more, sadly I can’t recall one from the top of my head.

Reading Regret:

  • I’ve none. If it was bad – I know it was bad, because I’ve read it myself.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

  • There’s many still. Nightrunner, Chicagoland vampires, Night Prince, Anno Dracula…

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Unapologetic Fanboy For:

  • K.J. Charles “A Charm of Magpies” trilogy, and C.S. Pacat “Captive Prince” trilogy.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

  • V.E. Schwab is writing second book for “Vicious“, it’s gonna be called “Vengeful

Worst Bookish Habit:

  • I guess, like most, I just add to the already infinite to-read list, by physical copies, e-books, or mere “want to read” button on goodreads.com

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

  • Henry James “The Turn of the Screw

Your latest book purchase:

  • Martynas Starkus “Stuck in Central America

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ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

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Tag: The Outlander

What time is it? Oh, it’s time to steal another tag from P.S. I love that book! This time it’s a tad Outlander themed. Have you seen the series, or read the book? Kilts.

    1. You touch some standing stones, and get transported back in time. What year would you hope to land in?
      – Probably some time around WWII, because if I’m honest with you, I don’t find past all that attractive. Historical novels lie to you, never forget that when you’re feeling you’re starting to romanticize a time period where a common cold could’ve killed you, and gods forbid you were a woman.
    2. Claire is a very good nurse. What type of skill would you want to have that a fictional character excels at?
      – I’d still make jewelry, and possibly continue painting portraits too. Like elves, you know?
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    3. Jamie and Claire are ultimate relationship goals. Who is your favorite fictional couple?
      – Lucien Vaudrey and Stephan Day from A Charm of Magpies.
    4. Scotland has lots of castles, and we see quite a few in outlander. What fictional kingdom would you want as your own?
      – The Night Court.
    5. Outlander has some very steamy scenes. What is your favorite romance novel?
      – I think A Charm of Magpies wins here again!
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    6. The Jacobite rising is a huge plot point in the Outlander series. What book has your favorite battle in it?
      – There’s three. Vlad: The Last Confession had many good scenes. Dracula Vs. Hitler made me laugh when Dracula tore off man’s arm to slap another one with it. And then there’s Anno Dracula: Bloody Red Baron – the draconic creatures that attacked the British air craft. And they’re all Dracula books… There were a few real good scenes in A Charm of Magpies tho too.
    7. Jamie and Claire get married very unexpectedly. What fictional character would you want to marry on a whim?
      – No thank you. Lovers, friends, besties, that’s perfect.
    8. Scotland is a very beautiful place. What is one fictional world you would love to visit?
      – Red London!
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    9. If you could change the past, would you?
      – No. All things that happened might have resulted me ending up in this bad place, but then the people I met along the way are worth to suffer for.
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Tag: Women Authors

That time again, the time I just nick a tag I liked from [P.S. I Love That Book]. Please do let me know if you do it too, for I’m a curious bastard, I want to know what you answered. This time it’s all about our wonderful female authors.

Pardon my liberty to rephrase the questions, and not include the more/less reasoning behind the tag.

  1. My favorite female authors: Currently it must be V.E. Schwab. I love the women she writes, and I love her writing, and I love her stories.
  2. Female written book that changed my perspective/views: Felicia Day’s biography “You’re never weird on the internet (almost)“, and Lilly Singh’s “How to be a Bawse
  3. Favorite gothic novel written by a female author: I’m torn between Frankenstein and Interview with the Vampire (or Blackwood Farm by same author)
  4. Favorite detective novel written by a female author: It’s easier to just name the two gem women who write amazing detectives, for by them I’d read anything – Agatha Christie, and Kathy Reichs
  5. Favorite poet / poem: Not a fan of poetry, have no real knowledge
  6. A book by a woman that I’d always recommend to a woman: I don’t think I read books that’d be easier to recommend to one sex/gender more than the other, so I’m at a loss here too. What do you like? I’m sure I can name a book or two to recommend if I know.
  7. Recently discovered gem by a female author: Shades of Magic, hands down. And then several more…
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Tag: Sick Book

The usual. On regular basis I check P.S. I Love That Book blog, and steal the tags I liked the most. If you do it – drop me a link. And if you do interesting tags – also drop me a link.

1. Diabetes: name a book that’s too sweet, like REALLY sweet.
I’ll be boring and say, in a good way it was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl
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2. Chicken Pox: Name a book you only picked up once and never will again.
Anne Rice “Memnoch The Devil“, fifth book in the chronicles.
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3. The Flu: Name a popular book that spreads like a virus.
I am glad to say it’s C.S. Pacat “Captive Prince” trilogy for me, since right after I read it, I realized it is being read all over, and it even got some awards in some places I follow. Not the Twilight level, but then, not the Twilight level.
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4. The Cycle: Name a book that you reread yearly, or at least often.
Old, basically first love – John E. Stith “Reckoning Infinity
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5. Insomnia: Name a book that kept you up all night.
Andy Weir – The Martian. Morning came. Morning went.
x5

6. Amnesia: Name a book that you’ve forgotten or failed to leave an impact on your memory.
Andy Loriga – “Tokyo Doesn’t Love us Anymore
x6

7. Asthma: Name a book that took your breath away.
Dmitry Glukhovsky – Metro 2033
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8. Malnutrition: Name a book that lacks food for thought.
Elizabeth May – The Falconer. That’s because I’ve read many just like this one, with differences too minor to make a dent. Otherwise the book and the story in itself is not bad, and if you’re not too oversaturated with these – it’s a decent read, really.
x8

9. Travel Sickness: Name a book that took you on a journey.
V.E. Schwab – A Darker Shade of Magic. Parallel London counts, right?
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Tag: Book + Song

Alrighty, I’ll continue on the train of nicking ideas from [P.S. I love that book] and do another tag. This one’s [Book+Song]: a book and the song that reminds you of it (or vice versa, I guess)

  1. [Captive Prince] series by C.S. Pacat; Lady Gaga – Perfect Illusion
    captiveprince
    I feel like I need no explanations here. Perfect illusion of love. Or an illusion of an illusion. Eitherway, this song had me a bit scared of what MIGHT be.
  2. [A Charm of Magpies] series by K.J. Charles; Marina and the Diamonds – Bubblegum Bitch
    acharmofmagpies
    Don’t even know how this happened, but this seems a perfect song for mister “Six foot three of money, mouth, and cock” Lucian Vaudrey.
  3. [I Am Legend] by Richard Matheson; Kanye West – Monster
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    If you have not read this book, I might surprise you by saying that this is NOT in fact the anthem of the vampires.
  4. [Tzimisce] by Eric Griffin; Lord of the Lost – Blood for Blood
    tzimisce
    Ah, Tzimisce. I imagine they might enjoy the painful vibrations this song provides.
  5. [Anno Dracula] series by Kim Newman; Jessie J – Do it like a dude
    annodracula
    I think this song got into my head mostly due to the ladies kicking ass when their men failed to Dracula. Funny how it seems he killed them all off, and turned most of the women.
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Tag: Creatures of the Night

Facebook was kind enough today to show me the post my friends over at [P.S. I love that book] made. And while I don’t normally do tags, I thought, hey, New Year is here, why not just DO things I’d not normally do? I was interested enough to read their answers, so why not provide my own, right? Right. Original video is here: [Book Tag], and you’re free to link me your post regarding this too, thanks!

Tag: 10 supernatural creatures: name your fav book featuring that particular creature.

  1. Vampire: While per se not fav vampire, still a fav vampire book currently would be [An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel]; for good humor, and impressive vampires. Humor is definitely the first things I get attracted to, so such lovelies as VtM, Anno Dracula, or even Vampire Chronicles – fell short at the might of the joke.
  2. Werewolf: Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I liked the whole culture made up around them, how they are, what it’s like.
  3. Zombie: Pet Sematary by Stephan King. Honestly, might be the only book I’ve read with zombies in it in the first place…
  4. Ghost: Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice. Changed my life that book, it did. Or more like… Cracked the bubble I was in, and the hole just keeps growing.
  5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster: Currently it has to be A Charm of Magpies by K. J. Charles [1][2][3], and I’ve no comments to add.
  6. Fairy/Fae: I’m torn between Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris again (due to her great-nth-grandfather, not her, and only the book version), and [Dracula in Love by Karen Essex]. The latter book I kept naming as one of the bad books, but as I look back at it – hey, those fae people knew their shit, and Dracula had an interesting take on too.
  7. Demon: I have to go with my native author here and name [Naberijus by Jurgita Noreikiene] here. The nature of the demons there left an impression on me. And Bartimaeus by Johnathan Stroud just refused to be called a demon, so this is a no-go.
  8. Angel: [Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick], I believe they’re the only books with angels in them that I’ve read. And I haven’t read the last one yet either. Wasn’t bad, just… Fell off the wagon.
  9. Alien: [The Military Form by Christopher Rowley]. I only ever got the second book. I was still fairly a kid, and just randomly found it among our books deep in the storage room. My love for books was just starting to bloom, and this was perfect. Yes, my reading days began with sci-fi, and I will always have a spot for it in my heart and shelves.
  10. Superpowered human: Got nothing better, nor worse than [The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson]. Turning into a different creature by chemicals you yourself mix up counts, right? There’s this kind of superheroes/villains in all the grand universes, I feel.

So that’s that then. Consider a shot at this yourself, and please let me know if you do.

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