The Book Blogger Memory Tag

by Cait

I was googling, as one days, and stumbled across this tag at Laura's Book Reviews (which, I believe, is a now abandoned blog?) and I really wanted to have a go!

This is called The Book Blogger Memory Tag, which should be absolutely fabulous for me because I have the memory of Dory from Finding Nemo.

The rules are basically answer the questions with no googling or research! Let's do this!

(Note: After I answered the questions I did go google for correct spellings and book covers.)

1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.
This one I can do with ease because one of my favourite authors in the entire world is called Michael Grant!

2. Name a book with a dragon on the cover.
Ooh, this too is fabulously in my capabilities! I can name several, including Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and Talon by Julie Kagawa and Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

3. Name a book about a character called George.

All I can think of is Curious George, from the children's book. But it's still a GEORGE, so that's counted, right?

4. Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith.
You think this'd be easy...why is it not easy?! I'm absolutely wracking my brain and I...I've got nothing.

5. Name a book set in Australia.
This I find a hilarious question and maybe it would've been better if it had been "name a book in a country set outside your own"...because I AM AUSTRALIAN. Anyway.

What about The Protected by Claire Zorn? Or Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta? Or, one of my top favourites, Life In Outer Space by Melissa Keil?

6. Name a book with the name of a month in the title.
Oh, this is a good one and I have a book on the tip of my braincells but ahhhh. WHAT IS IT?

All I can think of is the first sentence of The Scorpio Races which mentions the month of November. But that's not a book title.

So I fail.

7. Name a book with a knife on the cover.

Easy! The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and Winterspell by Claire Legrand.

8. Name a book with the word "one" in the title.
Yay! I feel so much better because I can do this! What about Bird by Crystal Chan or Butter by Erin Lange.

9. Name a book with an eponymous title.
I had to google what "eponymous" meant and I believe saying The Bane Chronicles would count, right?

10. Name a book turned into a movie.
What about The Fault in Our Stars or The Maze Runner or If I Stay?! I SO SCORE AT THIS ONE!

So basically I rocked the easy questions and failed the super hard ones. So typical. So very Dory of me.

feel free to snag these questions for your own blog, or, if you like, answer them in the comment section!


The 7 Deadly Book Sins Tag

by Cait

This tag has floated about the blogosphere for a while, and I have no one to directly link it back to...but it's fun! And why not steal it? (It is about sins after all.)

1. Greed. What's your most inexpensive book? What's your most expensive book?

Just yesterday I went to a wonderful library sale and bought 3 books for $1.50. I call that a bargain! So 50cent books? Although, if we're talking free...I often get books for review from publishers.

Expensive?! I AM A SCROOGE. I do not spend money! (Because I am poor and sad and broke.) If a book is above $12, I don't buy it. But I did spend $13.00 on Heir of Fire because...Sarah J Maas. She has me hook, line, and sinker.

2. Wrath. What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I do confess to having a love/hate relationship with Derek Landy, author of Skulduggery Pleasant. I LOVE Skulduggery! But at the same time I get mind numbingly bored in all the endless repetitive action scenes. I gave the first book 3-stars, and the second 4-stars. I'm about to start the 3rd book...so fingers crossed, right?!

3. Gluttony. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?

I don't reread! Well...okay, fine. I did reread The Fault in Our Stars this year, which was achingly wonderful.

What am I saying?

I cried again. It was awful.

4. Sloth. What book have you neglected due to laziness?

I have definitely neglected Wicked. Partially because so many people are indifferent about it and that makes me unenthusiastic. Partially because I own it therefore it's a) not an ARC with a release date, and b) not a library book with a due date...SO I FORGET TO READ IT.

It's also quite thick.

5. Pride. What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?
BAH HA HA. That's hilarious. I never ever sound intelligent about the books I read.

Although I have read Ender's Game (which is reasonably hard sci-fi) and For The Term of His Natural Life (which is a ginormous classic). So I feel good about those, okay?

6. Lust. What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?

Well, wow. Let's just lay it out here! I guess, I do prefer the bad boy in books (although I'm sure I'd have 3% tolerance for them in real life). I love reading about guys who joke. Guys who are educated and not sexist or racist or stupid! I love reading about guys who don't try to save their girls...but who help them if they need it, and support them whatever their decisions.

I like guys who can bake.

So, basically, Peeta Mellark. But, you know, there are options out there in the wild wide literature world.

7. Envy. What book would you most like to receive as a gift?

Since Christmas is nearly upon us, I do have a rather glorious list of books I wish to own (written on a sticky-note and stuck right smack in the middle of my wall...I'm subtle like that). But right now? I have a deep hankering for The Dream Thieves since I just bought Blue Lily, Lily Blue and obviously it will need company when it arrives.

feel free to grab these questions for your own blog! and while you're here...what book would you most like to receive as a gift?!!


Reading Nooks

We all have them, the cozy spots in--our outside--our houses that we love to curl up in when we read, either by ourselves, with a furry friend, or a cup of hot chocolate/coffee/tea/other hot beverage of your choice. Some of my favorite places to read are . . .

My bed

This is the perfect spot for late night reading, especially since my dad installed this super cool light that attaches underneath my headboard. It's just bright enough so I can read, but not so bright that it wakes me up.

The chair next to my bookshelf

I love reading here during any time of the day. It has a bright blue, furry blanket, and a funky lamp that glows different colors depending on how many times I turn the switch. Plus, since it's right next to my bookshelf, I can grab any book I want without having to get up.

The porch chair

It's cushioned, shaded, and covered, so rain or shine, I can stay comfortable out there. I love reading outside. It's one of my favorite things to do, especially if there's a great climbing tree somewhere.

The armchair next to the fireplace

This one's pretty self-explanatory. Great for when it's cold. I love to grab a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course), flip on the fireplace--switch activated!--and dive in to a good book.

Where do you like to read?