I was tagged for this by the lovely Leslie and if you haven’t already, you should definitely check out her blog BOOKS ARE THE NEW BLACK. Thank you so much for the tag 💖
Three Read Once and Loved Authors
Now this is a difficult one for me, because usually if I really LOVE an author, I’ll read more than one of their books and even some books more than once. So I’ll be going with three authors I’ve recently discovered, and love.
Windcatcher by A.J. Norfield – I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would, and thanks to the amazing dragon Galirras I’ll have to come back and read the rest of the Stone War Chronicles at some point.
Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s by Pernille Hughes – This debut novel by the author is a fun read, and if she had written more books, I would be all over them.
Blood’s Fury by C.M. Owens – I’ve read other books by this author, but this was the first I read by this pen name. And while it might not always make a huge difference, it certainly did in this case. Even though, the snark I’d gotten used to from Kristy Cunning was missed, I still loved this book and the rest of the series.
Three Titles I’ve Watched But Haven’t Read
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I watched the film earlier in the year, before I knew it was a book. But now that I know, I don’t think I’ll ever be reading it as I didn’t enjoy the film all that much.
The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith – I started watching this series a few years ago, and at the time I didn’t know the TV series was based on a book series. However, I did actually enjoy the TV series a lot. I might read the first book eventually, I mean, never say never.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger – it’s only a few weeks ago that I found out, that the film is based on a book. I really enjoyed the film, and still watch it like once a year. Maybe this year I’ll read the book instead!
Three Characters You Love
Only three? Hmm….
♦ Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians & Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan – I’ve said it before, and I’m more than happy to repeat myself: this son of the sea god is one of my all time favourite narrators!
♦ Keyla/Pacca/I cannot say her real name, from The Dark Side by Kristy Cunning – this girl puts the umph in TRIUMPH, zing in OMG SHE’S AMAZING. I love her to bits and totally wish she was my BFF.
♦ Muse from Rock-Hard Beautiful by C.M. Stunich – this guy breaks my heart and makes me swoon pretty much every time he’s in focus, throughout this awesome trilogy.
Three Series Binged
The Dragon Shifter’s Mates by Eva Chase
Rock-Hard Beautiful by C.M. Stunich
Deadly Captive: The Trilogy by Bianca Sommerland
Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions
I’ve been sitting here for half an hour now to think of something, and I really can’t come up with anything. I’ve shared opinions before that I thought would be unpopular, but turned out a lot of people agreed with me…
♦ I don’t have a problem with dog earing my books. Yes, I agree bookmarks keeps the books prettier for longer, but that aside I’m guilty of doing this. I should probably clarify that I never do it to someone else’s books, but I do it to my own, and I’ve come to terms with this.
♦ I can’t get into audio books! I’ve tried so many times and I guess it is handy when I’m cleaning the house, or soaking in my bathtub. But I don’t feel like I connect with the book the same way, if I’m not reading it myself. So far it’s turned out okay for books I’ve already read, but for new books it’s a total no go for me.
♦ I loved the Twilight books! I agree the writing wasn’t like totally mind blowing, and I’m still scratching my head and wondering why the vampires sparkle. But that aside, I really enjoyed the books, and I’ve re-read them more times than I can count.
Three Goals for the Year
Hmm… I always try not to set goals, because it usually makes me stressed and disappointed if I don’t make it. So for the sake of not putting myself through that, I try to just go with the flow. But these are some of my unofficial goals:
♦ Always have the next 5 days blog posts sorted before a new week begins. This is mostly so I know I don’t have to stress in the evenings if I’m working overtime, and so that I can still meet up with friends etc without feeling guilty.
♦ Try to branch out, and read at least 1 non-romantic book each month. This one is a bit harder, because it depends what I receive of arc and beta reads. But I usually enjoy it, when I do it.
♦ Get better at DNF’ing a book! Time is too precious to read books I don’t enjoy, or even want to read. However, I have issues with DNF as I still want to know what happens. So, I’d like to get better at just being able to stop, and move on to something I know I’d enjoy.
I’ve chosen to tag some of my newest followers, who I’d love to get to know better 🙂 as always, there’s no pressure to do this tag. But if you do, please link back to me so I can see your answers.