Category: Book List/Tags

The E-Reader Book Tag

I’m back today with book tag! I liked the questions in this one since it’s all about e-readers, obviously. I love my e-reader and the fact that I can get such cheap books for it.

What support do you use to read your e-books? An e-reader, a tablet, or the PC? I have a pretty old Samsung Galaxy tablet, and on that I mostly use the Google Play Books and Amazon Kindle apps.

How many e-books have you read since you started the new “digital fashion”? Hm, including all my re-reads and such, I’d guess around 40 or 50. That doesn’t seem like a lot to me!

What is the language of your ebooks? English. I can’t speak or read anything else!

Buy them or take advantage of free promotions and books? I’ll buy books from Google Play, but mostly when they’re on sale, like around $1.99. I follow a bunch of newsletters to discover deals on ebooks. I also get free advance copies of books from NetGalley.

Do you enjoy reading classics or new authors? I’ll read the occasional classic, but mostly I’ve been reading recent books.

How many e-books do you have? I’m not sure of the exact number, but I keep a Google Doc of all the books I own that I haven’t read, including ebooks and physical books and audiobooks. I have 268 total books, and most of those are ebooks.

What is your biggest supplier of ebooks? Definitely Google Play.

Did you completely adhere to the Digital Reading or do you still live in the Age of the Physical Book? I think I live in both worlds, and sometimes my attitude towards ebooks differs. I’ll be really into them for a while, and then I’ll really want to just read hard copies.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Minor Characters

I’ve done T5W videos on my channel several times, but with the way my schedule is on YouTube, I don’t always upload on a Wednesday. There are so many T5W topics I want to talk about, so I’m going to start posting about them, too!

If you don’t know, Top 5 Wednesday gives book bloggers/vloggers topics every Wednesday to chat about. Check out their page to find the topics!

This week, we’re talking about minor characters. I agree with what Sam said on T5W’s main post. “Minor” is less visible or active in the story than a side character.

5. Octavia from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger GamesThis character doesn’t have much of her own personality except that she seems to embody what the Capitol believes in, and then is tortured for it in the final book. Katniss helps her because she doesn’t believe in ruthless, unrestrained cruelty, like President Coin. We don’t know what happnened to Octavia in the end, but I hope she’s okay.

4. The Grey Lady from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Here’s another very minor character. I think in the final book it’s revealed that she’s actually Rowena Ravenclaw’s daughter, but up until that point, she’s just a cool ghost. I admit I didn’t think much about her before the big reveal, but I thought her name was awesome.

3. Goldberry from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the RingsShe doesn’t make an appearance in the films, and she is a very minor character. I think she’s some sort of faery or spirit who has taken on human form. I’m not well-versed in LOTR mythology, but I always thought she was fascinating.

2. Holger Palmgren from Stieg Larsson’s MillenniumHolger is kind to Lisbeth from the beginning of their relationship. He’s one of a few people who really cares for her well-being, and he’s not a jerk in any way. Lisbeth even returns his affections. I think their relationship is very special and meaningful for Lisbeth, whom I love.

1. Charlotte Campbell from Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran StrikeI am fascinated by this woman who treats Strike so terribly. She’s beautiful and wicked. I don’t know if she’ll ever have a bigger role, but she keeps popping up on the periphery.

 

Anything But Books

This is a tag that’s been floating around booktube and book blogs for a while now. I’ve decided to answer these questions myself here instead of in a video because I have too many other video ideas right now. xp

1. Name a cartoon(s) that you love.

Bob’s Burgers! It’s probably the only cartoon I watch, apart from Disney movies if they count. It’s so funny and absurd and pure fun.
2. What is your favorite song right now?

I’m loving Haim’s new music and I can’t wait for their new album. I think it comes out in July. There are the songs “Right Now” and “Want You Back,” and I usually have both on repeat.
3. What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?

I loved playing video games. Lately, I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 on my computer, and then sometimes I play Skyrim on my PS4.
4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

The video games thing may be surprising! Hm, let’s see. I also love Tumblr and I run a blog dedicated to period drama and fantasy. It’s simply called periodfantasy.
5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

I love studying literature, which isn’t surprising at all since I love reading and I was an English major. But I’m also fascinated by the ocean and space. I love learning about new discoveries.
6. What is something unusual you know how to do?

This is a hard one. Maybe making gifs and edits for Tumblr.
7. Name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us, if you can).

Well, I’ve written a few stories, but I can’t share them because I’m working on getting them published. I also have/had an Etsy store where I sell art prints, but I can’t show you that because I’m currently taking a break from it!
8. What is your most recent personal project?

I just graduated with my Bachelor’s, and I’m honestly just focused on finding a job right now. I would love to be writing something, but I’m waiting until I feel settled.
9. Tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows).

Getting my own apartment and finally living the life I’ve been dreaming about.
10. Give us something that’s your favorite, but make it something oddly specific.

I absolutely love peanut butter. I could eat it all day, every meal of the day.

Popular Books I Haven’t Read Yet

There are countless books out there that I haven’t gotten around to reading, but in this post I’m only going to list the ones I own. This could be in hardback, audiobook, or ebook.

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Young Adult

  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
  • Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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NonFiction

  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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Adult

  • Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
  • The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • You by Caroline Kepnes
  • The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
  • Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
  • Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I could go on! My TBR list (which I actually keep updated here in a Google Doc) includes 254 titles. These are the ones that seemed most popular to me, and most of them are ones I heard about through booktube.