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All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

Hey guys! Posts are later and shorter but I’m working on it so just give me a few days to deal with some life stuff. Anyways, this tag was super fun! Taken from Stephanie’s Book Reviews

 

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

Daemon Black would be fine by me.

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

Daemon Black. He’s still my #1 book boyfriend.

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

1. Becoming Bonnie by Jenni L. Walsh
2. The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout
3. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
4. A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

4) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

Ummm we are going to skip this question……. (yes, I have not completed Harry Potter yet enough to understand this question and idk if I ever plan on finishing)

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

Lame answer but probably a Marvel movie because technically an adaptation.

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

I can’t think of any fictional animal from a novel that I’ve read that I would want to meet so I guess just a unicorn?

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?

1. Daemon Black from Lux
2. Phryne Fisher from Phryne Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
3. Jesper from Six of Crows
4. Nina from Six of Crows
5. Molly from The Upside of Unrequited
6. Cath from Fangirl
7. Levi from Fangirl (both needed for emergency dance parties)
8. Katy Swartz from Lux
9. Jacque Pierce from Prince of Wolves
10. Fane from Prince of Wolves

8) What character would make a good santa (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)?

For some reason, Wylan from Six of Crows came to mind. Idk why.

I’m tagging:

Alyssa

Dylan

and everyone else who wants to do this!

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

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End of the Year Survey 2015

2015 is over. I saw this survey on a few of my favorite blogs (aka Readlovewrite28 and Pucks&Paperbacks ). It was a fantastic year, so let’s just get right into the survey.

 

2015 Reading Stats

Number Of Books You Read: 154
Number of Re-Reads: 6
Pages Read: 41,668
Average Rating: 4.1
Genre You Read The Most From: Maybe YA fantasy?

 

Best In Books

1. Best Book You Read In 2015?
I think it would have to be The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I fell in love with the writing and the characters.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
It would have to be The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. This was the first book in a long time to surprise me with a plot twist.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I didn’t really push any books this year.

5. Best series you started in 2015? Best Sequel of 2015? Best Series Ender of 2015?
I would say that the best series started was the Scarlet trilogy. The best sequel was Cress by Marissa Meyer
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen was perfection

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2015?
Ummmm I’ll name five: Renee Ahdieh, Nicola Yoon, A.C. Gaughen, Rainbow Rowell and Colleen Hoover.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Action packed? My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. Unputdownable? Confess by Colleen Hoover

9. Book You Read In 2015 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
Probably The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2015?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

11. Most memorable character of 2015?
Kady and Ezra from Illuminae

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2015?
The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2015?
A Work In Progress by Connor Franta

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2015 to finally read?
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
Because sometimes it doesn’t help to chase after the thing you want. No. Sometimes you have to wait, however long it takes, until what you want most comes to you.” from Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who’ll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.” from Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

“You are not weak. You are not indecisive. You are strong. Fierce. Capable beyond measure.” from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2015?

The shortest book was Love is a Choice by Beth Revis (technically a novella..) and the longest was Winter by Marissa Meyer!

17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman!

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Can I use a book I reread? Because if so, it would be Nehemia and Celaena .

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2015 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
Let It Snow? Idk.

21. Best Book You Read In 2015 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Ummm nothing???? Maybe Illuminae cause Brynn pushed me to read it sooner than later. Please recommend me books.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2015?
Robin or John or Much from Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen!

23. Best 2015 debut you read?
The Sin-Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury, Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, or Velvet by Temple West!

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Confess by Colleen Hoover

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen or Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2015?
I almost cried in Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen, but I usually don’t cry. I’ve only cried while reading twice.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine or Florence by Ciye Cho

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2015?
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon or Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
I can’t really think of one that made me mad.

 

Your Blog/Bookish Life

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2015?
This year, I found so many new (to me) blogs. Some of my favorites are: Readlovewrite28, The Book Bratz, LivelovereadYA, Danasquare, TheYABookTraveler, NextPagePlease, QualityFangirls, and APerfectionCalledBooks.

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
Probably my Throne of Glass review. I think it’s my favorite ever that I have written.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
My interview with Jennifer Niven. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and I got to meet her behind the scenes at Book Con after everyone else except a few other authors had left the room. It was an amazing experience.

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
Book Con

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2015?
Okay so I have many, but there’s one that shines more than most. I MET SARAH J. MAAS AND SHE RECOGNIZED ME FROM TWITTER!!!!!! I saw her later that day again and she was like, “Hi Anna!” and I was freaking out that she remembered my name.

My other favorite moment was all of you guys! You guys made my 2015 a wonderful year! 🙂

Another favorite moment was getting to meet up with some blogger friends at Book Con. And getting an amazing coblogger!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
School. Finals were a pain in the butt.

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
I’m not sure…..

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
I’m not sure…….. Maybe my review of Nameless?

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
Solid Society

10. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
GoodReads Challenge: 154/120 Books

And I think that’s it?

 

Looking Ahead

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2016?
Ummm too many of them? I have a huge stack of them

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2016 (non-debut)?
The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh or The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead or Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander or Nevernight by Jay Kristoff or Heartless by Marissa Meyer

3. 2016 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Shoot. There will probably be a post about this soon. There are too many.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2016?
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2016?
I hope to connect more with you guys. Respond to your comments and comment on your blog, if you have one.

Another goal is for my Bookstagram (@unquenchablereads) to get to 1,000. It’s currently at 755 (as of January 5th at 8:30 PM). It is not a top hope for this year, but if it happens, I would freak out.

6. A 2016 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
I’VE READ ZERO!!!! I know I should have Passenger read already since I have an eArc of it, but eArcs are harder for me to find time to read since I rarely have time to read on an electronic device because at my school, we aren’t really supposed to have our own electronics with us at school if it isn’t for an education purpose.

 

Let me know what some of your favorite things from 2015 are!

 

Xx Sincerely,

Anna

 

 

Tags/Awards

Creative Blogger Award

Thank you Ana ( http://analoves.com/ ) so much for nominating me!!!!

The Rules:

– Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
– Share 5 facts about yourself.
– Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
– Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

So here are five facts about me that I haven’t told you before on the blog:

1. I love Disney movies. Seriously. Errr well Disney in general. Yeah……… I’ll leave it at that.
2. I have a love of art and I wish I could actually draw. I’m serious. I’m always buying more and more postcards and posters with cool art on it.
3. At the moment I’m currently watching Vampire Diaries. I’m loving it so far. I can’t believe I haven’t started watching this beforehand.
4. My favorite subject in school is English. It is sort of obvious, since you know, I’m a book blogger, but I also like it because I have been lucky enough to get teachers who actually care about the subject.
5. I love coffee. Not much of a tea person. My favorite places to get coffee are the indie ones downtown. I also like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, but that also might be because I only get coffee there when I go on vacation since we don’t have one here.

I nominate:

– MC from http://blameitonthebooks.com

– Nori from http://readwritelove28.com

– Kaitlin from http://next-page-please.blogspot.com/

– Lucy from http://thereadingemporium.blogspot.com

– Victoria from https://thepetitebookblogger.wordpress.com/

Xx Sincerely,
Anna

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated twice for this so thank you so much Anne and Alma!!!!! I’ll be answering 20 questions instead of 10 because I was tagged twice.

Rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site.
2. Post the award’s logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions you’ve been asked.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
5. Set 10 new questions for your nominees.

Anne’s questions:

1) When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog in February 2014. I started it because I just wanted a way to spread the word about books and share my feelings.

2) How often do you write posts?
I try to have at least 4 posts a week. Sometimes I have a post a day for a month and that’s what is happening now.

3) How many books do you own in total?
Haha. You want me to count? One second. Ummm, I gave up. Maybe like 250 or 300?

4) Have you ever been in a reading slump? And how do you got out of it?
Hmmm….. I don’t think I have. Wait, yes I have. I think I just watched Youtube and Netflix.

5) If you could only own 10 books which would you own?
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (only one I own of hers that is signed), Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander, Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green That was the hardest decision of my life. And the list will probably change in a week.

6) What do you do if you don’t know how to explain your feeling about a book?
If I don’t know how to explain my feelings, I’ll keep a review short and try to explain (even though I’ll probably fail at it.

7) Is there any possibility you would stop blogging and why?
If I ever got my dream job and I had to stop, then maybe. My dream job would mean a ton to me. Also, maybe if I ever get married and have children. Or maybe if I’m really old I’ll stop and go see the world.

8) Did you became friends with people over blogging?
Have I ever. I’ve become friends with so many people because of my Blog or Booktube.

9) Which books do you really want to read in 2015?
Red Queen, Heart of Betrayal, Becoming Jinn, The Wicked Will Rise, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, The Cage, A Court of Thorns and Roses, After Hours, Tiny Pretty Things, etc.

10) Any reading goals this year?
I’m trying to read 150 books this year.

Alma’s questions:

1. When did you first saw your bookish related blog post/ video?
I saw Bookstagram fist. Then I saw Booktube. I can’t remember what video, but it was one of Sasha’s.

2. What is your favorite quote?
Ummmm, that’s hard. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake” – Sara Raasch. “Spanish, huh?” he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. “Can you say anything interesting?”
“El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme.” I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers.
“That sounds sexy,” he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he’d swept together. “What’s it mean?”
“The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself.”
– Kody Keplinger. “I was the Duff. And that was a good thing. Because anyone who didn’t feel like the Duff must not have friends. Every girl feels unattractive sometimes. Why had it taken me so long to figure that out? Why had I been stressing over that dumb word for so long when it was so simple? I should be proud to be the Duff. Proud to have great friends who, in their minds, were my Duffs.” – Kody Keplinger.

3. Favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
Mockingjay or The Fault In Our Stars

4. Other hobbies other than reading/ blogging?
I like to act, sing, dance, write, or going to conventions.

5. Describe yourself in one word 😛
Nerd 🙂

6. Do you read two or more books at the same time? Why?
Unfortunately, yes. I’m currently reading about 5 books. A few I’ve put down and forgotten about. I have one for home, one on my kindle and one for school. And then a buddy reading book.

7. Books you cried over.
The Fault In Our Stars

8. Favorite song?
Shut Up And Dance by Walk the Moon, Ugly Heart by G.R.L., Something Big by Shawn Mendes, Come With Me Now by KONGOS, Centuries by Fall Out Boy, Ghost by Ella Henderson, Flaws by Bastille, Bride’s Lament from The Drowsy Chaperone, Jimmy from Throughly Modern Millie, Wait On Me by Rixton, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, Break The Rules by Charli XCX, and Beggin’ For Thread by Banks

9. Opinion on fanfictions?
I’ve read one fanfiction and some imagines on Instagram. I think they are okay.

10. Book/series that got you into reading?
Ummmmmmm, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or Matched by Ally Condie

My questions:

1. Why did you name your blog what you did?

2. Why do you blog?

3. What’s your favorite song of 2014?

4. Top 5 book releases in 2015.

5. What’s your favorite genre to read and review?

6. Weirdest book related experience?

7. What’s your least favorite and top favorite book of all times?

8. What movie are you looking forward to in 2015?

9. In one word, describe the last book you read.

10. If you could meet one person, who would you meet?

I nominate:

Rachel from A Perfection Called Books

Dana from Dana Square

Tia from Read It Write Now

Kassidy from Traveling Through Pages

Jacquelyn from Go Read Some Books

Alyssa from Pucks and Paperbacks

Sophia from The Book Basement

Danielle from Love At First Page

Alexa Alexa Loves Books

Heather from Bookables

Tags/Awards

Book Blogger Tag

Hi book lovers! Today I’m answering the questions from the Book Bloggers tag. I was tagged by my friend Alma from Diary of Booklover

1. How many times do you check your email a day?
More than I should. I check it when I’m bored.

2. How many times are you on Goodreads?
A lot because I’m helping out in many groups so I need to help keep on top of things.

3. How long does it take to edit your posts?
For posts, 1 minute. I don’t edit too much because I want to get what I feel across about a book. Writing one, 10 minutes-10 days. Depends on if I’m just adding to a post that will be posted later. For videos, 30 minutes to an hour.

4. What kind of laptop do you use?
I use a MacBook when I’m at home. When I’m not home, I’ll use my phone or iPad.

5. How often do you check Twitter?
Eh….. Often? I check it during school because I have nothing better to do.

6. Why do you use the blogging website you use?
I’m using WordPress because it’s a) free b) I know how to use it c) a & b

7. Are you good at keeping up with reviews, tags, etc.?
Mostly. I need to review a few more books then I’ll be caught up with blogging. I’m behind on tags on Booktube and Instagram.

8. How many times a week do you post?
I post about 4 times a week. Give or take one.

I’m going to tag a few cool people:

Tia from Read It Write Now

Rachel from A Perfection Called Books

Dana from Dana Square

Jacquelyn from Go Read Some Books