My Blog’s Name in Books – A Book Tag

Hey there, book nerds!

How are you doing? It’s already the middle of the week and I was just thinking about what my book tag of the month would be and poof! I discovered a fun one! I found it while taking a peek at The Bibliophile Girl – a really nice book blog. Anywho, the tag is pretty self-explanatory from the title. I’ll be plucking titles from my TBR list-which is so freaking long by the way-to spell out my blog name. On the plus side, the list will be long LOL. so, let’s get this thing!

TToil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe

HThe Haunted by Danielle Vega

EE. T.: The Extraterrestrial by William Kotzwinkle (There’s a book based on the classic movie! A score find!)

 

SStone & Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

CCarnie Punk – Rachel Caine

AAnimal Farm by George Orwell

RRobinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

LLegendary by Stephanie Garber (I’m making my way toward it! I have it, but my TBR list is uber long.)

EThe Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles

TThese Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

 

RThe Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

E – An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

AAwaken by Katie Kavinsky

DDevilish by Maureen Johnson

EThe Elementals: Earth by Day Parker

RThe Revenge by Hannah Jayne

 

It was tricky to figure out some of these! I’m not tagging anybody in this, but if you feel like giving it a shot then definitely do!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Maybe you have one of these on your TBR, too, or have read a few. Let’s chat in the comments below!

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The Traveling Book Tag

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Heya, bookworms!

The book tag I want to do this month is a traveling one. Books take you to the best places! Also, summer is upon us. I know I’m just starting to get that nice weather. Summer means going places and getting that fun under the sun!

I also wanted to keep it short and sweet this month.

So, without further ado!

 

A book that takes place somewhere you’ve traveled to.

Love and Gelato

Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Love and Gelato

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 This book took place in Italy. While I could’ve picked another place, Italy was by far my favorite place. From the food to the architecture to the language. It was amazing and left me breathless. My favorite spot was the Boboli Gardens. They’re so incredibly lush and it’s a place I can get lost in easily.

 

A book taking place you want to travel to.

Wicked (The whole trilogy actually.)

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 This trilogy takes place in New Orleans and it’s incredibly detailed of the city, making me yearn deeply to visit one day or possibly live there. L.A. is at the top of my list too, but this city has that magic feeling for me.

 

A book taking place in a fictional place you wish you could travel to.

There are so many places I’d go and that makes this one really hard, but off the top of my head, I would choose…

Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

 

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It would be wild and wicked and scary to get wrapped up in such a game. I’d probably lose, but I’d still want to experience this. The magic and risk is scary and would make my anxiety skyrocket, but I’m always up for an excuse to push myself a little. And this would definitely push me. While Caraval is more of an event than it is a place, I still want to go.

 

A fictional character you would pick to be your travel buddy.

Mad Sweeney of American Gods by the author, Neil Gaiman.

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He’s wild and crude and can have a good brawl. While I’m pretty sure he’d piss me off A LOT, I’d still find my adventure to be entertaining, which is good since I get bored easily. I also find his story to be chaotic and intriguing.

 

Every journey needs a playlist. Five bands on your playlist.
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Her Campus

CHVRCHES

Halsey

The Goo Goo Dolls

Kelly Clarkson

The Score

 

I’m not tagging anybody this time, but I am encouraging you to have a little fun and do this tag! It’s short, sweet, and fun! Where have you been? Where would you go?

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Let’s chat in the comments below!

A Spring Book Tag!

Hello, epic readers!

Spring is upon us! Lots of green, flowers, and rebirth! With that, I have a book tag here just for the season. Inspired not only by spring but other book tags, I swung this one together. I love sharing books I’ve read and/or will be reading and I think this is a fun way to do it. It’s thematic, reflecting, and also anticipating. An all-in-one!

So let’s get to tagging!

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1. A leafy book!

The Hazel Wood

Author: Melissa Albert

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I guess I kind of stretched this one. It’s more of one that’s got the twists of branches more than leaves. Still, pretty curious and I’m still debating on whether I should read this book or not. Dark fairytales that may or may not be real. Mom is stolen into the Hazel Wood, where these tales come from and now begins the journey to go get her.


2. A flowery book!

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

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A modern-day twist on Beauty and the Beast. Definitely a read I would recommend for those who enjoy the fairytales. The cruel and popular boy gets turned into the beast and only has so long before his curse is permanent.


3. A green book!

The Tommyknockers

Author: Stephen King

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People of Haven are all but selling their souls for deadly, and nearly alien, rewards. It’s turning the town into something out of this world and it all started when Bobbi Anderson stumbled across something metal, strange, and mysterious in the woods. Now it’s taking over her hometown.


4. A book you’re excited to read this spring!

After

Author: Anna Todd

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I’m pretty stoked to read this book! The movie trailer turned me on to it and it’s been a little while since I’ve read a steamy, knot-twisting, toe-curling romance. I’ve heard from a few readers that this one is pretty good! Stubborn girl meets an intense, mysterious guy and there are no sparks. It’s straight up fire between them.


5. A new release you’d recommend to others!

Wicked Saints

Author: Emily A. Duncan

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A war that’s gone on forever, an unorthodox group comes together. A girl who converses with the gods, a prince with trust issues, and a boy with a barely containable secret. Amid a forbidden romance, they must assassinate their king. Will it end the war or cause more devastation to their world?

I haven’t read this yet, but the description is amazing and totally alluring. I’m very excited to read it. So much so my fingers are tingling. I’m ignoring reviews so that I can’t be swayed one way or the other.


6. A book beautiful on the inside and a book with a beautiful cover!

The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud

Author: Ben Sherwood

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This book was so incredibly moving and beautiful. I believe it’s so underrated and highly recommend reading if you haven’t. Haunting, yet charming, this story about a man still struggling years after losing his brother in a car accident was unforgettable. Every day at sunset he goes to see the spirit of his brother at sunset to play catch with him. Then suddenly, he meets Tess and he may begin to see the light that could help him move on.

Ink and Bone

Author: Rachel Caine

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This book cover has to be one of my utmost favorites. If a book cover can come across as wise and magical, it’s right here. I was so drawn to this for how it represented the way the vivid colors blended creating something bold and ancient. I can’t get enough of it. The books on the cover all worn and well-read and the way the title strike out at me…I’m so in love with it.


7. A book that changed you!

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Author: Krystal Sutherland

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Personally, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares did a number on me. While a fun and compelling story with adventure and tragedy and MAJOR feels, it approaches mental illness in a unique light that I think can give people a glimpse at how it can be. That and how helpless feels to be both on the outside looking in and the inside looking out.


8. A book that inspired you!

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Author: Stephen King

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While at times I find the King-man to be a little over the top, he has some top-notch writing and I learned so much from this memoir. One of those things was to calm the fuck down and stop freaking out because I’m going to find my groove. My groove will also get destroyed and I’ll find a better groove. I also don’t have to completely compromise my style and who I am. For any genre writer, I suggest this book. Inspiring on mass levels.


For this book tag, I’m tagging:

JenAcideBibliophile

Kiera’s bookish thoughts

The Book Raven

A Court of Coffee and Books

A Book. A Thought.

 

And anyone else looking for a little spring fun with books!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Let’s chat in the comments below!

NOTE!! READ!!

Hello, Booklovers!

Okay, so this is a quick post. More of an update, and I’m a big believer in updating folks on changes. It’s nothing major. Just, if you’ve saved my site or anything of the such (which you probably haven’t. No big! Just in case) I have changed the site name and domain to more align with my blog! Also, my username as well.

If nothing’s changed for then beautiful! No worries! Like I said, because I’m paranoid, and I love you all, I made minor changes.

See? Quick post. Still The Scarlet Reader here.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

The Feminism Book Tag

In honor of International Women’s Day, I bring you the Feminism Book Tag!!!

I snagged this from Novel Darlings book blog. It was too grand not to take part in.


1. Your favorite female author.

There are MANY women authors I read from and love, and as the indecisive little shit I am, it comes down to two women who I really enjoy reading from and that’d be Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires and The Great Library) & Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles). Fantastic ladies and superb, epic, mind-blowing authors. I’m always recommending their YA.

 

2. Your favorite heroine.

Buffy Summers has always been an inspiring heroine for me. Many argue that she isn’t a feminist icon, but to me, personally, she’s a hero.

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Gifer

Then again, if you are asking for a legit superhero, I’m going with (and this is thinking quick) Raven of the Titans. It takes a lot of strength to fight what your evil shitbrain of a father wants you to do AKA the apocalypse of hell and even more strength to protect those you care about from the darkest parts oof yourself.

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3. A novel with a feminist message.

Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Caraval

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Here’s where the message could be tricky and even argued by many. How can love and a game be a feminist message, right? Here you have the main female character getting played over and over in a game and betrayed multiple times. How is that any kind of message!?

The message to me: Take risks, especially with your heart. Be brave because in a world that’s always changing, and in many cases, is pitted against you, you must find a way to play it your way. Let yourself fall in love rather than settle for what’s safe. There’s nothing wrong or weak with wanting to be in love. Fight for what you want. Be trusting and know it doesn’t mean your naïve. It just means you are kind, strong, and willing to give your everything, because that is rare.

 

 

4. A novel with a girl on the cover.

Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
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The cover is gorgeous, depicting the magical, Zelie. The story, too, is incredible and magical, and I can’t wait to continue reading the series with the sequel: Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

 

5. A novel featuring a group of girls.

Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing
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It is about the only one I can think of right about now. A group of girls in high school are graced with being moon goddesses and are tasked, as have girls before them, to protect and save the world. Pretty awesome and mystical, though of course they have the typical teenage hormones to deal with too.

 

6. A novel with a queer feminine character.

That’s Not What Happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
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While this book centers around surviving tragedy, it’s no stranger to queer characters. Eden, though she isn’t a main character, is a great character. Though struggling in her own way, Keplinger doesn’t shy away from showing how she isn’t special because of her sexuality. She is loved and goes through pain just the same as everyone. She is a part of the world and not as some token.

 

7. A novel with different feminine POV.

This one is complicated because I can’t tell if it means, alternating female POVs or just a book that had a female POV that rocked you. I’ll be going with the latter.

The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
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Jet, Franny, and Vincent. Each sibling got their POV spotlight, but the sisters were truly amazing. Franny especially. I was rocked by her story and the way it was told. Utterly breathtaking.

 

8. A book where a girl saves the world.

LUX
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Kat, though dragged into it accidentally, becomes a heroine unexpected. Granted, she’s not alone, but she does take up the calling after being turned into a hybrid of sorts by LUX, Daemon, her next-door neighbor and alien, and helps to protect world from a mass invasion from the aliens. Crazy? Not at all. Her world is flipped upside down, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect it.

 

9. A book where you prefer the female sidekick to the male main character.

Harry Potter
Author: J. K. Rowling
Hermione Granger is the one you think I’m going to choose, isn’t it?
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Maximum Pop

Alas, Luna Lovegood has always been my champion in this series. The quirky little Ravenclaw has always been nothing but her strange self, embracing the weird, and open to everything, but never allowed anyone make her feel unimportant or inferior. Her weirdness has kept me tough.

 

10. A book written by a male author and featuring a female character.

Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
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Lettie Hempstock was remarkable! So fun and filled with adventure, and there to sacrifice herself for her friend, the main character of the book. Intelligent and remarkable, she made this book for me. Her and her curious ocean.


Anyone and everyone can and should do this book tag. I really enjoyed it!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Thoughts? Let’s talk about them in the comments below!

Valentine’s Day Book Tag

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Hello my epic booknerds!!

So, I discovered this book tag from The Sassy Book Geek  and it looked like so much fun! Here’s to Valentine’s Day and that strange weird emotion and chemical that makes everyone gushy and awkward. You know, love?

 


1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

Charlie St. Cloud

Thee Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Author: Ben Sherwood

This is such a beautiful book. Definitely a favorite of mine. While breaching the world of the supernatural, it does so in a delicate and sweepingly romantic way that give my emotions palpitations.


2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

I’ve read Red Queen, but am going tot reread it since I finally got Glass Sword. I really enjoyed this book because it’s incredibly original and has me on edge for the entire ride.


3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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LUX

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

This was a book that had me hooked from the start. I discovered it when it came into our bookstore and never would’ve given it a second thought because I don’t read much Sci-Fi. Then a friend of mine recommended it and now it sits on my favorites shelf. There’s never been much talk about this book. It’s like a little secret that’s juicier than a peach.


4.) Favorite Book Couple

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Shane Collins & Claire Danvers

They were and are still one oof my tops loves. They are one hell of a team and so sweet. I could get totally spoilery, but personally, I’d rather you just go read The Morganville Vampires.


5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

I keep getting told I should read this and I want to and at some point I will, but I’ve got a long list of other books to get to first.


6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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Half Bad

Author: Sally Green

I’m getting ready to read this and I can’t wait.


7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Author: Krystal Sutherland

Okay, so it’s not just a romance, but a great novel about great superstitions, chasing death, and confronting mental illness.


8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would have given them to you.

Poison Princess

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I’m going to have to roll with Jack Deveaux of Poison Princess. It’s tricky to decide because while I fangirl, I don’t usually think about fictional boyfriends LOL. Since I’m put on the spot, he is definitely a top pick.


9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

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Book: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

(I have yet to read this because I’m waiting on the paperback release. I’m so excited to read it that I’m bursting at the seams.)

TV Show: Teen Wolf

Movie: Scream


10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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Five Feet Apart

Author: Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

It’s not a NEW New Release, but I really want to read this. It’s super sappy and I have ea feeling I’m going to cry.


I’m tagging:

Trang @ Bookidote

Kayl’s All Booked

esmoogle

The Library Looter

A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea

A Court of Coffee and Books

A Book. A Thought.

ReadRantRock&Roll

And anybody else who wants to do a little fun book tag!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Out with the Old in with the New Book Tag

Hello, booknerds!

Hope the beginning of this new year has been good to everyone. Thinking about a new book tag for the month and about all of the new releases coming out was a little overwhelming, but I wanted it to be something original.

Voila!

In with the new and out with the old! Or, not so much old since old books are as good as any, but in the sense that we welcome brand new releases and new reads with anticipation and tingly delight. So, for the new!

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Two new releases you are looking forward to reading this year.

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The Haunted

Author: Danielle Vega

Due out on June 4th, 2019

 

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These Witches Don’t Burn

Author: Isabel Sterling

Due out on May 28th, 2019


A book related to your New Year’s resolution.

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The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan

A hinty-hint to what my resolution is. He-he.


The first book you read this year.

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The Traveling Vampire Show

Author: Richard Laymon

This book was pretty good. I can’t wait to post the review.


A series you’re beginning.

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Zom-B

Author: Darren Shan

I enjoy me a good zombie-fest.


A series you’re finishing.

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From the Grave

Author: Kresley Cole

This one has me weepy. Originally, it was set to come out this March, but has now been pushed back to August. While I’m super impatient, I’m simultaneously happy to wait if only to make the series last longer. I’m not ready for it to end. The last one, The Dark Calling, ripped me up pretty good.


This book tag is for anyone and everyone which is why I didn’t tag anyone. Feel free to do it and pass it on. Just don’t forget to tag me since this is one I created.

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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