The BFF Book Tag.

Hello, bookworms

Have you ever wondered who’d make a better friend, Hermione or Ron? Me neither, so today I decided to do The BFF book tag. I was tagged by Jocelyn over at @52lettersinthealphabet, and I definitely recommend you go and check her blog out! She is a book blogger and besides the regular book reviews she also posts things like tags, and her series ‘Breaking down the trilogy’ which I really enjoyed (if you are looking for an amazing book blogger to follow, you now know where to go!).  So, without further ado, let’s get crack lacking.

Setting the example: A Pair/Group of book BBF’s that you love

Usually I mention one of my favorite books ever, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, at least once in every blog post I write. I’m trying to constrain myself from answering every question with the same book, so instead of Simon vs., I’m going to answer this question with The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. I’ve recently read this book and I really liked it, also it has one of the cutest friend groups ever. You wouldn’t ever really expect Essie, Felix and David to befriend each other, but it works. (I almost forgot to mention this, but if I wouldn’t have been allowed to answer with The Art of Being Normal, I’d totally would have gone with the Famous Five series, nobody would help me get out of a tight spot as often Timmy).

Childhood bestie: Which book character would you have liked to grow up with?

I’d have loved to grow up with Harriet from the book Geek Girl. She seems like such an awesome and cool person to be around, and she always has little facts to cheer you up (Also I admit I might be a little of a geek myself, so I think Harriet and I would have been a pretty good match).

Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

I hate to admit this, but I think Hermione would bring out the competitive side in me. I mean, she is smart, funny, she loves to read and is insanely pretty as well, she has it all. And no matter how much I’d try to deny it, I might get a teeny tiny bit competitive if she was a real person in my circle of friends (but when the whole competitive thing is sorted and over with, we’d probably get an ice cream, and after that go chill in the library.)

Fashion guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or you would want to go on a shopping spree with?

Sloane from Since You’ve Been Gone. According to Morgan Matson, Sloane has an amazing sense of style, and always wears the cutest vintage clothing. That, together with the fact that she seems like a fun friend to have, would make her the best companion for a shopping spree.

The bad influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with?

Ezra from Illuminae, honestly, I’d give anything to hear him say ‘chum’ in real life.

Blood brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister?

I instantly thought of Alice from Simon vs., but because I’m trying really hard not to answer with that particular book right now, I’m gonna go with Puck from the Scorpio Races (sorry for copying you, Jocelyn! 🙂 ).

Mother hen: Which character would you want by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

I’m going to go with Ezra from Illuminae again. Partly because he is such a nice guy, and partly because the scenes in the book with him and the interviewer just crack me up every time.

The counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice or confide a secret to?

Cress from the Lunar Chronicles, because she seems like a very kind and honest person to me, and because she is pretty in love with love, so I’m sure she could give good relationship advice.

More than friends: Who would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend

Ollie from Everything Everything (and every other male love interest from every YA contemporary novel ever).

Okay guys, this was The BFF Book Tag! I’m going to tag

Niccolie Junsay @Drowned with Stars and Books

Poppy @Poppy’s Best of Books

Melanie @Books Are My Children

Feel free not to accept if you have a lot going on at the moment! (and if you haven’t got anything planned for your next blog post just yet, consider yourself tagged 🙂 )

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll be back Wednesday with a special announcement! (can you guess what it is?)

Bye, Sophie

Who is your book bestie? And who do you think would make a perfect boy/girlfriend? Leave it in the comments down below so we can fangirl over fictional people together!

The intergalactic book tag

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Hello bookworms,

The blogging community has gone a little space-crazy lately (me included), with books like Illuminae and the Martian. I decided to join the hype by doing ‘The intergalactic book tag’. This is a pretty new tag, it was created a few days ago by Reagan, one of my favorite booktubers. I think the video itself was sponsored by one or other business, but I don’t really care, since the questions are original and good. So, without further ado, let’s start the tag!

The questions:

1. Space: Name a book that is out of this world – that takes place in a world different from our own.

For this one I’ll have to go with More Happy Than Not. The world in the book isn’t very different from the one we live in, but I really wanted to include it anyway since I read it recently and liked it a lot. I think everyone should read this book, and I wanted to grab the chance to give it it’s well deserved shout-out.

2. Black Hole: Name a book that completely sucked you in.

This Is Where It All Ends definitely sucked me in, I finished it three hours after I picked it up. To bad it was complete and utter shit (review coming soon!).

3. Lightspeed: Name a book you are anticipating so much that you wish you could travel at lightspeed to get to it.

This book hasn’t even got a title yet, but I have been checking the progress of it every other week, that’s how bad I want to read it. The book I am talking about is the upcoming novel of Becky Albertalli, which will be released in the latter half of this year (probably). I don’t really know much about it except that the main character is called Molly and that it will have loads of Simon vs. crossovers. However, I do know it’s going to be great.

4. Nebula: Name a book with a beautiful cover.51-T8A-XIgL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

Do I have to explain this one any further? ♥

5. Multiverse: Name a companion set or spinoff series you love.

I couldn’t really think of any companion series besides those of the Lunar Chronicles, which I haven’t finished yet. So instead I am picking the novella’s of the Chaos Walking trilogy, they’re awesome, especially the first.

6. Gravity: Name your favorite romantic pairing that seems to have gravitational pull to each other.

Because I trying to avoid answering with Simon vs. for every damn question, I will choose Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, the chance that those two could get together was close to 0, so it’s pretty awesome they succeeded in the end.

7. The Big Bang: Name the book that got you started on reading.

I always loved reading, so I haven’t really got an answer for this one. But if I had to pick a book it would be Rooftoppers, the first book I ever reviewed on my blog.

8. Asteroid: Name a short story or novella that you love.

I already subconsciously answered this question earlier, so I guess I am going to skip it, on to the next one!

9. Galaxy: Name a book with multiple POVs.

I know this isn’t really a popular opinion, but I love multiple POVs in books if it’s done well (the story I am writing has them too!). But I am going to answer this question with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, which was one of my favorite books of 2015.

10. Spaceship: Name a book title that would be a great name for a spaceship.

Okay, so this one was kind of hard, because as it turns out loads of book titles are great spaceship names as well. Just imagine having a giant fire-engine red spaceship called Red Queen, or a tiny grey ship named the Shadow of the Wind.

Wow this tag turned out way longer than I originally expected, but it was very much fun to do. I am going to tag Jocelyn @52lettersinthealphabet and Kat @bookboxbykat , but if you’d like to complete it the tag too, feel free to do so. This was it for today, hope you enjoyed!

Bye, Sophie

P.s What would you name your imaginary spaceship? Let me know in the comments down below!

The Creatures of the Night: booktag

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Hello, bookworms

I know, I know, I have been doing A LOT of tags, but they are so much fun and this one in particular I couldn’t resist. I found it over at Beatrice’s blog, and it is called ‘the Creatures of the Night book tag’. The tag lists a number of fictional and supernatural creatures, and you’ll have to choose a book with that particular creature in it. Also, I have been lagging behind on my fantasy lately, and this tag woke up the hunger for fairies, werewolves and the like again.

Vampire

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Am I the most unoriginal book blogger ever if I go with Twilight? It’s just that it is like a classic in the paranormal genre, and needed to be featured (even though I kind of hate it).

Werewolf

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The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater

I read this series over the period of two years, so even though I am not very fond of them, the series are kind of wedged in my long term memory.

Zombie

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The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I read this book when I was slightly too young for it, and it creeped me out. The book contains the deadly combination (for a twelve-year-old) of being gruesome and catchy at once.

Ghost

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Does this book count, I am not sure it does. I mean, the kids should technically be dead in 2015 but time travel and such. This book is a perfect showcase of that I should start reading Fantasy again.

Witch

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HARRY POTTER!

The one and only true book about witches and wizards.

Fairy and Demon

I am going to leave these out because I can’t think of any *silently sobs in a corner*.

Angel

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Hidden by Marianne Curley

I absolutely hated this book, and I vowed to never read an angel book again, meaning that this is the only book I could pick.

Alien

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The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness

Because Spackle are amazing.

Human with superpowers

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I finished Scarlet a while ago(my first fantasy book in a long time) and I LOOOVED IT! I liked Cinder a little better, but I am very excited to see where the Lunar Chronicles is going.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I am going to tag:

Ariana @The Quirky Book Nerd

Raisa @bookersblogger

Lockiegirl @The Teacup Library

But feel free to do this tag if you feel like it.

 

Bye, Sophie

P.S Somebody please recommend me a good fairy or demon book, I am in a desperate need for one!

the Rip It or Ship It booktag

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Hello bookworms,

Can you imagine professor Umbridge dating Harry Potter? Or Peeta Mellark hooking up with Viola. Neither can I, today I am going to play the Rip It or Ship It Booktag.

So, you let’s say you have never heard of the Rip It/Ship It Booktag (you probably have, I am a little late with this one), it is basically a tag where you have to pick two names of characters from a jar at random, and then decide if you want to ship it (romantically, but you can also ship them as friends) or rip it (meaning these people don’t fit together, and you don’t want the two to get in a relationship). I decided to go with rather famous characters (basically everyone from harry potter), so most people know who I am talking about and can rip/ship the couple themselves too. Let’s begin!
Round one

Dumbledore (Harry Potter) * Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles)

NO, just no, as friends they would be fine. But pairing a teenage girl with a gay wizard, I don’t think it would work…

Round two

Katniss (the Hunger Games) * Marty (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)

When I read Marty’s name I jelled the word: ‘OOOHHH’ like a football hooligan. This match is very surprising, and I did need to think quite a while before forming an opinion. But I’ll have to rip this, because Katniss is a brave and not very forgiving person whilst Marty is a goofy asshole, and I don’t think Katniss would still like him after what he did to Simon, hell, she’d probably kick his ass.

Round three

Shazi (the Wrath and the Dawn) * Umbridge (Harry Potter)

I am going to rip this like a little kid rips away wrapping paper on December the 25th . Some people say opposites attract, but I think everybody agrees that doesn’t count for this pair (although I wouldn’t ship Umbridge with anyone, really).

Round four

Simon (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) * Jude (I’ll Give You the Sun)

Simon would absolutely hate middle-school Jude, I am sure she is even one of the people he and Blue made fun of in their emails. But now they are both older and have changed a little I think they could be friends, it isn’t a really logical ship, but I am going to go with it anyway.

Round five

Harry Potter (…) * Margot (Paper Towns)

This one is pretty interesting. I think it would go along fine at first, but when Margot starts trying to pull of one pretentious move after another, Harry will get irritated with her and start dating someone else instead.

Round six

Manchee (the Chaos Walking series) * Augustus (the Fault in our Stars)

I think this (friend)ship will work out very well. Augustus can share his deep and philosophical thoughts with Manchee, whilst he fetches a stick (Manchee is a dog, by the way, I thought it was worth to mention).

Round seven

Me * Hermione (Harry Potter)

Okay, so I know I am technically not a literary character, (even though I do like to pretend I am) but I really wanted to put my own name in the jar as well, also I got paired with Hermione (the coolest nerd in the history of books). This ship has sailed.

This was my take on the Rip It or Ship It Booktag! I really enjoyed playing this game, it kind of tests how well you now the characters (and how well the author developed them). I am not going to tag anyone, because I kind of figure everybody has already done this challenge (but feel free to do it if haven’t, it is loads of fun). Tomorrow I am going to post a book review on How To Repair a Mechanical Heart, so keep your eyes open for that.

Bye, Sophie

P.S Do you guys like the header? I ended up on the weirdest stock photo sites whilst searching for: ‘ripped piece paper’.

The Autumn Booktag

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Hello, bookworms!
Autumn is in the air (but seriously though, the number of times I got slapped by a leaf in the face today whilst biking is four), so today I decided to do the FallTime Booktag. I found it over on Sam’s Youtube channel (She makes fun bookish video’s, go check her out), I didn’t get tagged, but it just seemed like a fun thing to do. (Also I took a few pictures of Autumn in Amsterdam which I spread across this post for a more atmospheric reading experience.)

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The Tag:

Crunching Leaves – The world is full of color: choose a book that had reds/oranges/yellows on the cover

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This must be ‘I’ll Give You The Sun’ by Jandy Nelson, this book isn’t just orange this book is ORANGE, when I was reading it it looked like there was a giant post-it note on my bedside table. (p.s read this book, it’s awesome)

 Cozy Sweater – It’s finally cold enough to wear warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the 
warm fuzzies?

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Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda is the best fluffy- lighthearted romance I’ve ever read, but because you probably already know the Goodreads description out of your head just by reading my blog, I’ll choose ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ by Morgan Matson.

Fall Storm -The wind is howling & the rain is pounding: choose your favorite book OR 
genre that you like to read on a stormy day

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For this one I am going to go with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, it’s a rather big book with long descriptive sentences and beautiful pictures. It is set on a stormy, depressing, slightly eerie yet magical island in Whales,  perfect for a cold Autumn evening.

Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

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Celaena Sardothien from the Throne of Glass series, I haven’t finished the series yet (I’ve only read the first book), but from what I know about her she is pretty badass.

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Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, 
hottest thing?  

Again I immediately think of Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda, but The Knife of Never Letting Go is also way too under hyped. People know it exists but it hasn’t become widely popular yet, I mean, WHERE ARE ALL THE FANDOMS!?! (I am hoping this situation is going to change with the movie coming.)

Coat, Scarves, and Mittens – The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up: What’s 
the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

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When I read this question for the first time, I didn’t even blink before I came up with an answer, this one goes, without a doubt, to every book in ‘The Selection’-series by Kiera Cass. I have been wanting to write a post about these books, including their covers, for ages. But I never seem to get it quite right. (It’s coming, I promise!)

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Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite Fall time comforts food/foods?

I love hot chocolate, and not only in Fall. But I don’t mind any drink/food as long as it is hot (the more mouth-scorching it is, the better)

Warm, Cozy Bonfire – Spread the warmth: Who do you tag?

I tag everybody (cliché, I know), spread the Autumn-vibes!

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What is your favorite thing about the Fall?

Bye, Sophie

P.s By clicking on the titles of the books I mentioned, you’ll be linked to their Goodreads page.