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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2

Hey, everyone! It’s Monday again, which means I’m back with another “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” post, hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet my weekly goals last week since True Born took so long to read. That’s probably why I’m a little less ambitious for my reading list this week… Hopefully it works out well! 🙂

What I Read Last Week: 

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What I’m Currently Reading: 

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What I’m Planning to Read Next: 

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Well, that’s all I’m planning to read for now! I’m especially excited for Radio Silence and hope to read it soon! 😉 What are you reading this week? Is it any interesting? Let me know in the Comments Section below! And thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hi again! Today, I’m trying out a meme called “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”. This meme is hosted by Kathryn @ Book Date.  I thought I’d give it a whirl since I’ve seen so many people participate in it and it was always fun to catch up on what people were reading or have read! 😉 Well, here goes nothing!

What I Read Last Week: 

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What I’m currently reading:

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What I’m Planning to Read Next: 

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So that’s what I have planned for this week! Hopefully I can read them all (and more)! What are you reading today?

Have a nice day, everyone!

–  Sumaya

The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Hello, fellow bloggers! It’s been a while since I’ve done any sort of tag, but notsomoderngirl made this tag seem like so much fun, so I thought I’d give it a whirl! 🙂 Thank you again for tagging me! And for getting me back into posting tags! 😉

The Rules:

  • Choose 5 books!
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them!
  • Cry at how screwed you are…
  • Tag some more people to join in the fun

My Books:

  • The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  • The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

 

The first person to die: Hiral (The Thousandth Floor)

Well, he does has a record of getting caught…

The first person you trip to escape the zombies: Rylin (The Thousandth Floor)

No! Not Rylin! Why would I do that? I liked her! Did I accidentally trip her? Yeah, that must be it!

The first person who trips you to escape the zombies: Tyrus (The Diabolic)

Now that I think about it, I can actually imagine that happening. Tyrus is nothing if self-preserving…

The Team Idiot: Sidonia (The Diabolic)

While she’s not actually dumb in The Diabolic, we don’t get much help from Sidonia in it anyway. Who knows? Maybe she’d be grasping at straws in this situation…

The brains of the group: Kitty (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

I can see that! As long as she can keep her impulsiveness in check.

The team medic: Margot (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

When I think of Margot, I don’t think of team medic. Support system, yes… Medic? Not so much… Hopefully, she learns quickly on the job!

The weapons expert: Jenny (Dead Girls Society)

Oh no, we’re doomed!

The team brawler: Ethan (Dead Girls Society)

Double doomed!

The first to turn into a zombie: Frank (Since You’ve Been Gone)

Is it bad that I don’t mind if he was turned into a zombie?

The team leader: Beckett (Since You’ve Been Gone)

If it’s anything like that play he was in charge of, then I don’t see it to be such a bad thing. However, I’d like to know how good Beckett can improvise before feeling safe that he’s our leader against the zombies…

Well, my team may not be the best, but we’ve got some good players. And who knows, maybe Tyrus will align with us after that tripping incident. Or we could stay inside a bunker for a really long time… I’m all for plan B as long as we have enough food and space.

I tag: 

Eliza @ DuskAngelReads

Tiana @ The Book Raven

Krysti and Sarah @ YA and Wine

Jeyran @ Review Tales 

Annie @ The Misstery

…and you!

If you have done it before or aren’t interested, feel free to ignore it! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

Hello, everyone! Another day, another tag! Thanks again, Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles Blog for tagging me in this! Happy to be a bookaholic with you! 😉 And these questions were pretty fun to answer!

What do you like about buying new books? 

I’m not much of a book buyer, but when I do buy books, it’s because I’m anticipating that it’ll be really good and I cannot wait for the library to get it to me! So, I guess the fact that it’s mine with the possibility of running home to read immediately is what I like about buying books. That doesn’t always happen, though… 😉

How often do you buy new books?

Not that often. Unless the book is the end of a series or just something I really, really want and it’s 2.99 on Amazon Kindle, I rarely go out of my way to buy books… I’m more of a library person! 😀

Bookstore or online shopping: which do you prefer?

I guess I prefer bookstore shopping compared to online since I get to have the book immediately…

Do you have a favourite bookshop?

I really like Mabel’s Fables, a bookstore that focuses on children’s and YA fiction. The people there are really friendly and will help out with any recommendations you need. Plus it has a lot of swag, and besides being a book nerd, I also have a button obsession!

Do you pre-order books?

Not really. I like getting the book as soon as possible and sometimes that doesn’t happen with pre-orders coming a few days after the publication date…

Do you have a monthly book buying budget?

Since I don’t buy books that often, I don’t necessarily have to worry over a budget. However, if I happen to buy a book that was around $22 dollars, I tend not to buy another book so soon…

Book buying bans: are they something for you?

Again, I don’t really buy books that often, so I don’t have to force myself not to buy them.

How big is your wishlist?

Um…. every book that I’ve ever wanted to read? 😉

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own now? 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz, and One Summer with Autumn by Julia Reece!

Tags: 

Anyone who wants to do this!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

–  Sumaya

 

 

The Book Sacrifice Tag

Hey, everyone! It’s time for another tag! Shocking, I know! 😛 But I’m glad that I’m actually doing these tags instead of falling behind on them! 😉 Thank you, Cassiopeia’s Moon for tagging me! I hope I do you proud! Well, here goes nothing:

An overhyped book

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I think I’ve talked about this book about a million times as something I thought was overhyped. I just don’t get what the fuss is about… especially with a protagonist like Mare…

A sequel 

Situation: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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I thought that the House of Night series went downhill from here…

A classic

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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I remember in 10th grade when my teacher was raving about this book but I just couldn’t be bothered with Holden Caulfield’s views…

A least favourite book 

Situation: Apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

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The idea of it just didn’t make sense to me, which is really sad since I loved the Vampire Academy series as well as the Bloodlines series.

Tags: 

Anyone who wants to do this tag! 😀

Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Hello again! I’d like to start off the day with a book tag! Thank you Emily from The Little Book Affair for tagging me (months earlier, I might add 😉 ). Now, I know I have an iffy relationship with tags, but I really wanted to do this one!   Luckily, I’m getting to it now before it became December! 😛 Be sure to check out Emily’s answers for the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag by the way, because they are great to read! Let’s begin!

Best book read in 2016 so far: 

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw

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Best sequel read in 2016 so far:

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett

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New release you haven’t read but you really want to: 

My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

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and This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Most anticipated release for the second half of the year: 

Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter

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and

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Biggest disappointment: 

Jinx by Meg Cabot

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Biggest surprise: 

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

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Favourite new author: 

Roshani Chokshi, the author of The Star-Touched Queen

Newest fictional crush: 

I don’t really have a new fictional crush at the moment, but I really liked Akinli from The Siren by Kiera Cass

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Newest favourite character: 

Tiffany Aching! 😀

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Book that made you cry: 

No More Confessions by Louise Rozett

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Book that made you happy: 

All the Feels by Danika Stone

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The most beautiful book you’ve bought or received this year: 

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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Book you need to read by the end of the year:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Don’t judge me! 😛 )

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Favourite book community memmber (blogger, booktuber, bookstagrammer):

Sasha of abookutopia and Christine from polandabananabooks! 😀

Tags: 

Zainab @ TeenBookLit101

Ola @ OlaReadsBooks

Shruti @ This is Lit

Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews

Anne @ Inked Brownies

If you have done it before or aren’t interested, feel free to ignore it! Thanks for reading!

–  Sumaya

 

The Diverse Books Tag

Hello, everyone! How have you been? It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag, but I really want to do this one, so I’m going to go for it! 😁 Thank you, Deanna @ anovelglimpse, for tagging me! If anyone hasn’t checked out her blog, you should! It’s amazing! So, here goes nothing!

1. A book with a lesbian main character:

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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It’s a graphic novel based on the author’s experiences and explores her family life as well as her sexuality.

2. A book with a Muslim protagonist:

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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There were so many books that I just wanted to choose for this category, but this is a pretty good book! It’s about a Muslim girl’s experience of wearing a hijab for the first time.

3. A book set in Latin America:

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

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This book is set in Mexico, which isn’t something I read about very often. Still not out yet, but looking forward to it!

4.A book about a person with a disability:

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

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It looks at the senior year of the protagonist after he’s hit by a car and is confined to a wheelchair.

5. A Science Fiction or Fantasy Book with a POC protagonist:

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

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Maya is a shapeshifter whose half Native and throughout the book, it shows how others think of her, even people she’s known for her whole life.

6. A book set in or about Africa

From Somalia, With Love by Na’ima B. Robert

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It’s a book about a girl who experiences her father coming back from Somalia after a long time and how she reconnects with him. It’s really sad that there aren’t more books about Somalia!

7. A book written by an indigenous or Native writer:

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative by Thomas King

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This is a collection of stories that are amazing and I recommend everyone read them! 😀

8. A book set in South Asia:

Secrets of the Henna Girl by Sufiya Ahmed

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It talks about an English girl’s trip to her parent’s home country, Pakistan, and what happens to her there.

9. A book with a biracial protagonist:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Lara Jean and her sisters grow up with their dad while missing their mom, who died when the youngest of the girls was really small. One of my favourite books, I must say! 😉

10. A book staring a transgender protagonist or featuring transgender issues:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

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I’m not familiar with many books that are a part of this subgenre but this is one I’ve heard about via school.

I TAG: 

Anyone who wants to participate in this tag! 😀 :

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post! I certainly enjoyed writing it! Well, that’s all for now. Any thoughts or questions are welcome in the Comments Section below.Have a nice day! 😉

-Sumaya

 

 

 

The Gilmore Girls Book Tag

Hello everybody! I’m back with another tag. This time, it’s the Gilmore Girls book tag, courtesy of Eve Messenger. If you haven’t already, you should check out her blog and her answers to this tag; you’ll find them really entertaining! Well, without further ado, here are my answers to the tag:

1. I JUST GOT HIT BY A DEER: character having the worst day ever

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  • Calaena in the second half of Crown of Midnight (it was more than a day, but it was still pretty bad…)

 

2 . STARS HOLLOW: wildly eccentric cast

  • Mia’s friends in The Princess Diaries series

 

3. COFFEE: a character you’re addicted to/ a character with an addiction

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  • Jem in The Infernal Devices, with his addiction to yin fen.

 

4. SOMEONE DEVIL EGGED MY CAR?!: a great act of revenge

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  • Frankenstein’s creature from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ( OMG! The things he put Frankenstein through, not that he didn’t totally deserve it…)

 

5. MR. MEDINA: an illicit affair

  • Benedict Lightwood and demon pox. Nuff said.

6. KIM’S ANTIQUES:  a world you’d be afraid to enter

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  • Narnia, just because it seems like it would be a lot of work just to stay there….

7. HARVARD VS. YALE: character who needs to make a life-changing decision

  • Percy Jackson at the end of The Last Olympian by Rick RiordanMa, when he is given his reward

8. LUKE’S DINER: comfort read

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  • Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi, because I would go back to that book over and over again.

9. AM I CRYING OR LAUGHING?: a book that messed with your emotions

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  • Falling for You by Lisa Shroeder had me crying even on the subway!

10. EMILY: the HBIC

Grandmere from The Princess Diaries totally fits that description! 😀

11. LORELAI AND RORY: favourite family dynamic

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  • Stella and Cara from The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak. They wholeheartedly support each other! 😉

12. I PUSHED HIM IN THE LAKE: a book you’d throw in the lake

  • The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill is that book. If I had been near the lake at the time, I probably would have left it there, since it was pretty boring…

13. 1000 YELLOW DAISIES: favourite romance

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  • At this point, it would be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I remember reading it and thinking that it was the sweetest thing!

14. JESS: an unpopular opinion

  • Love, Lucy by April Lindner, just because of the star rating it was given on Goodreads versus how much I enjoyed it (a lot more than its star rating…)

15. FIRST SNOW: snowy or holiday read

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  • My True Love Gave to Me anthology sounds like a perfect fit for this category! 😉

16. HEP ALIEN: book centred around music

  • Any book in Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series, since she always has a playlist at the back of those books pertaining to certain scenes.

17. HE’D BETTER HAVE A MOTORCYCLE: your book crush

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  • Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices! *swoons* ❤ ❤ ❤

18.IT’S REPETITIVE AND REDUNDANT: a book that could have been shorter

  • Every Last Breath by J.L. Armentrout, since that book was mostly filled with character development rather than plot (I think there should be an equal mix, plus it’s the last book!).

19. KIRK: the weirdest book you’ve ever read

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  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer. While it was mostly enjoyable, it certainly gave me pause in some (a lot) of places.

20. IT’S A LIFESTYLE, IT’S A RELIGION: that one book that means more to you than any other

  • I can’t think of one at the moment…

TAGS:

Anushka @ Living in Pages

Michelle @ The Bookish Librarian

Inge @ The Belgian Reviewer

Charleigh @ Charleigh’s Book Nook

Sarah and Faith @ Sublime Reads

Samantha @ Reed’s Reads & Reviews

I invite you all to participate in this tag (as well as anyone who’s read this post)! But if you have already done this tag or aren’t interested, you can choose to ignore it. That’s all for today! Until next time… 😉

-Sumaya

 

 

Autumn Book Tag

Hello, everyone! Another day, another book tag. This time it’s the Autumn Book Tag, because it seemed like the proper send off for fall 😉 ! Thank you Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse and Calliope @ Calliope the book goddess for tagging me. You should check out their blogs, if you haven’t already; their posts do not disappoint!

Here are my answers:

What is your favorite thing about autumn?

Three words: Pumpkin Spice Latte! 😀 ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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What book reminds you of your school days?

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I’m still in school, but the book that gets me reminiscing about the good old days of grade school is any book from The Babysitters Club, as well as the Alice series! 😉 I literally grew up with them!

What cover reminds you of autumn?

Red by Alyxandra Harvey

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With all those trees and leaves falling! 🙂

What is your favorite horror or Halloween story?

Anything from the Goosebumps series

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I tend to stay away from horror, because of the consequences later on (lack of sleep, perpetual fear, the little stuff. 😛 ) But if I had to choose, it would be something from the Goosebumps series. It didn’t totally overwhelm me with horror and was bearable to read because of that.

What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?

Halloweentown

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Especially the first one!

What fall book release are you looking forward to?

Soundless by Richelle Mead

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This already came out (last week), but I’m still looking forward to reading it! 😉

What autumn movie release are you most anticipating?

None at the moment.

What are three books you plan to read this autumn?

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (currently reading), Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas, and Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking

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Tag! You’re it! 

Jackie @ fallinlovewiththesoundofwords

Janey @ 1-800 Books

Jess @ Princessica of Books

Rachel @ Bookish Rachel

Veda @ Bookzillan Society

Feel free to ignore it, if you’ve already done it or don’t want to. That’s all for now! Have a nice day, everyone! And thanks for reading!

-Sumaya

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