SPRING CLEANING BOOK TAG (Original)

Spring Cleaning

Ah, okay. So, here I am, between books. It’s summer. So, why not make a tag?!

Rules:

  • Please link back to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Respond to the scenarios
  • Tag 5 people (or however many you like)

 

It’s time to make your bed, but you’re going to have some friends over later and want to pick the perfect book to place on your nightstand for them all to see that you’re “reading”. Which book do you choose?

The Catcher in the Rye cover
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I feel like this is always my go-to. But, what can I say, it’s one of my favorites! And it’s a classic, haha.

Oh no! The house need dusting, but you just can’t book that book you’re reading down! What book would you buy on audio just so you could continue the story while cleaning?

The Wise Man's Fear
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfus

While there where definitely times in this book I was surprised by the main character’s decisions, it is rare that I think a sequel is better than the original. Coming in at nearly 1000 pages, I could hardly put this one down.

Darn it! The ceiling is leaking! Turns out Mass-Market Paper backs are the best things to soak water up! Which popular book do you use to soak up the water?

Wool by High Howey
Wool by Hugh Howey

I was super underwhelmed with this one. You can check out my full review here.

Bathrooms need a good scrubbing, and your 2007 Cosmos are a little outdated and need replacing. What book do you place in the bathroom for some light reading for when people need to take care of business?

Forever by Judy Blume
Forever by Judy Blume

While this definitely isn’t a masterpiece, the story is light enough and the chapters short enough that you could read it in short intervals.

Family is coming over, but you have no idea what to make for dinner! You read somewhere that tearing up the last chapter of a book whose ending you hated and sprinkling it in a casserole dish makes for the perfect meal! Which book do you choose?

I'm Thinking of Ending Things Iain Reid
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

You can check out my full rant here. But, honestly, this “novel” was utter garbage because of the ending, in my opinion.

Organization is key, right? When it comes time to organize your bookshelf, you realize you have enough room (and money) to get three new books! Which books do you buy?

I know, I know. I haven’t read Fight Club.The first two are some I’ve been wanting to read, while the last I feel could help a lot with writing and just be really useful. (If you own any of these, please let me know how they are, haha.)

Finally, some piece and quiet! But, before you can relax, you realize you forgot to send your Aunt a thank you gift for the lovely “ADULT LIFE FOR DUMMIES” book she gave you for Christmas (maybe she’s trying to tell you something?) . What book do you send to her to show her how much (this is sarcasm) you appreciate her gift? 

A God in the Shed
A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

Oh man. I really, really wanted to like this one.

Being in the middle of the semester (when I was trying not to buy books), I went through the process of trying to ILL (Interlibrary Loan) this book through my University. It ended up they decided to buy it to add to their own collection. Since I requested it, I got it first. And the beginning was super promising…then it got past the first 50 pages and just got super ridiculous.

I have yet to find more than 1 or 2 novels to actually freak me out, and I was hoping this would add to that short list. Needless to say, as it progressed, it just got beyond saving and not creepy at all.

I ended up not doing a review on this, but if I did, it would be lucky to get 3 stars from me.

Notes:

Well, those are my picks! I’m curious to see what you’ll choose, haha.

I tag:

Becky @ Velvet Spade Reads

Sara @ The Bibliophagist

Shruti @ This is Lit

Chaz @ Life of Chaz

Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chaser

Best,

Daniel

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TAYLOR SWIFT BOOK TAG & 3 DAYS, 3 QUOTES TAG (Day 1)

Taylor Swift Tag

In celebration of the Reputation Stadium Tour starting in 2 days, I thought this would be appropriate.

I wasn’t tagged for this, but I believe it originated from Kat, owner of Katytastic on YouTube.

**Note: I removed some of the questions and updated them with some newer songs. All of the questions added by me will have a ** beside them, indicating they were not part of the original tag.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Pick a book or series that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with.

Panic by Lauren Oliver
Panic by Lauren Oliver

—For some reason I just remember thinking this book would be the coolest, so I guess I had high-hopes from the beginning. When I was done with it, I knew I was disappointed, but was like “it was such a cool concept, so that saves it.” But, three years later, I have realized “a cool concept” is not a saving grace, haha.

 

Red

Pick a book with a RED cover.

The Catcher in the Rye cover
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

— You already knew this is going to be on here somewhere, haha. Just…go read it if you haven’t.

The Best Day

Pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas

—When I read this, I was sitting on the beach with sand between my toes.

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**This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Pick a book you feel shames its genre.

13 reasons why
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

—Glorifies Suicide (check), glorifies rape (check), boring as hell (check)… For someone who was just getting into contemporary at the time, thanks for putting a bad taste in my mouth.

I Knew You Were Trouble

Pick a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love.

Winter by Marissa Meyer
Winter by Marissa Meyer

— OKAY LEVANA CAN SLAY ME ANY DAY

Innocent

 Pick a book that someone ruined the ending for.

Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Burned by Ellen Hopkins

—Some blog spoiled it 100 pages in…yay.

**Don’t Blame Me

Pick a popular book that you couldn’t finish.

City of Bones
City of Bones by Cassandra Calire

—Sorry, not sorry universe.

You Belong With Me

Pick your most anticipated book release.

Kingdon of Ash
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

—FSHADKJSHASLd

**Getaway Car

Pick a book with a badass main character.

Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus

—Kvothe is the baddest it gets.

 

Come Back, Be Here

Pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much.

You get so alone sometimes it just makes sense
You Get So Alone Sometimes That It Just Makes Sense by Charles Bukowski

—Ha. Try and take this from me.

 

I’m only going to tag 1 since I’m about to tag 3 below, haha.  But, please, feel free to do this tag! 

— Sara @ The Bibliophagist (sorry I was so quick to get ya’ back)

3 days, 3 tags

I was tagged by Sara @ The Bibliophagist !! Thank you for being so kind to me ! Your blog is amazing !!

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

This quote is slightly depressing, but it has been stuck with me for a very long time.

“No one can hate you with more intensity than someone who used to love you.”

–Rick Riordan, Blood of Olympus

This quote, to me, is so intense, and really sticks with me, especially when I’m reading or writing and come across a hateful relationship between two characters. It just really gets me thinking about if there was ever love to begin with.

Tagged

Simone @ Simone and Her Books

Hollie @ HOLLIEBLOG

Ceara @ ReadingArsenal

Best,

Daniel