Hello-Hello, fellow readers! Today is a perfect day for a book tag, a K-Pop inspired tag. I was tagged a while back by the amazing creator of this tag, Savannah, from @TheBookProphet. Thank you! If you are curious to check out her answers and blog, you can just click the link I put above.
As many of you know, K-Pop has entered the western culture and it becomes more popular each day. This book tag combines two amazing things Korean culture and books. Some of you might be newbies or you never heard of K-Pop. Now, there is a chances to experience something new. I, myself, am a Korean drama lover. If you are interested, here is the link to my Korean Drama Top Favorites post.
Without further ado, let us start this tag!
But first, here are the rules.
Rules for the K-Pop Book Tag
— Credit the creator of this tag, The Book Prophet, and link back to her original post;
— Thank the person who tagged you;
— Answer all the questions to the best of your abilities;
— Tag as many people as you like;
— Have fun!
BTS – A Book Everyone Knows About
For this category, I have more than one book. The obvious choice is the Harry Potter book series followed by The Game of Thrones, The Throne of Glass, A Court of Thrones and Roses, Lord of the Rings, and Cassie Clare’s books from the Shadowhunters universe. Oh! And Rick Riordan’s books too. How could I forget? Believe me, there is no place on the virtual and real world without these books. It is quite scary. Sometimes, I feel the pressure of reading them because everyone is talking about them. But as my official choice, I pick the Harry Potter book series by J. K Rowling.
EXO – Favorite Companion Novel
Hmm! Let me think about that. Can I choose a companion series? Of course, I can. The Falling Kingdoms companion series Spirits and Thieves, by Morgan Rhodes. The action takes in present Toronto, Canada, and Mytica, 1000 years prior to The Falling Kingdoms events. Some people prefer the original series over the prequel series. Honestly, I love them both. As readers, we get to learn what actually happened Mytica’s history. And, as for spoilers, there are a few although I do not think they are major ones.
NU’EST – A Book/Series/Author That Doesn’t Get the Attention You Think It Deserves
The Historians book series by Trisha Leigh. Both the book series and the author deserve more attention than they actually get. This book series has time travel, historical fiction, a love story, and futuristic space. What is not to like? Give these books and author some love, readers.
ASTRO – A BOOK that Gave You a Happy Feeling When Reading
Define happy because there are multiple types of happy. Happy as in “ha-ha”? Or happy as in feeling fluffy and cuddly with butterflies-in-your-stomach happy? Or happy as in positive vibes happy? Well, for that, I think I can put more than one book since it is unclear. (Shh! I am no cheating. Shut up! ^^)
- Fluffy-and-cuddly happy: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Funny happy: a recent read, The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
- Positive-vibes happy: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
MONSTA X – A Book Containing a Diverse Cast of Characters
The universe created by Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, The Trials of Apollo, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, the Kane Chronicles. Yeah, it is hard to choose only one book for this category.
A.C.E. – A Favorite Recent Release
BLACKPINK – A Book that Sticks Out from the Rest of Its Genre
While reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, I was highly impressed by it. Among the books I read so far, Sabaa’s book is an outlier. The story and the way it was written stayed with me for a very long time. An Ember in the Ashes stands out in the book world just like K-Pop stick out from the regular pop music.
SEVENTEEN – A Book with Multiple POVs
I feel like I am repeating myself here. Wait, I actually am repeating myself. Eh, well! I choose, The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.
BIGBANG – A Modern Classic
Hmm! I do not know… Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling? It is the first series that comes to my mind right now. I believe Harry Potter is the equivalent of PSY, the K-Pop singer, in the western culture. At least, it seams like it from my point of view.
SISTAR – A Series You Wish Never Ended
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, obviously.
RAIN – Favorite Stand-Alone
My pick is Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean. This one is a colorful book just like K-Pop, only of a different kind. If you know what I mean. Wink-wink. Nudge-nudge. It is one of my favorite adult historical romance books I read so far.
Feel free to tag yourself if you want to do this book tag!
This is it my fellow readers, The K-Pop Book Tag. I want to hear from you in the comment section if you decided to do it. I know that for some of us on this earth winter holidays are coming thus I included the books’ Amazon links instead of the Goodreads ones. You know, in case of present ideas.
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Happy Reading Holidays, minna-san (=everyone)!
Hello-Hello! Recently I got my hands on some awesome books. Some of them were free – somebody was literary throwing them to the garbage – and some of them I got for a cheap price in second-hand stores. I know that in some parts of the world, to buy from second-hand stores is seen with judgmental eyes in the eyes of society… like an embarrassment because you cannot afford to buy unused things, brand new. It is more about moral pride than the quality of the things and some people are even ashamed to admit that they entered and bought something from a second-hand store. I am speaking from my experience and I am not pointing fingers because it is impossible for me to know everything in this universe. 🙂American view changed that opinion I had through books mostly. I found brand new books in second-hand stores. Barely opened or scratched books like the ones you are going to see below. It is crazy how many valuable things people are donating for other people to buy for a couple dollars.Like that saying: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.I mean… It is a saying for a reason, right?Don’t be afraid about germs. Usually the stores disinfect them. Or in extreme cases you can disinfect them yourselves. Plus, a sterile life is impossible – except for fetuses in their mother’s wombs and even there I might be wrong. Your are covered in germs yourself. Without your microbiota you will not be able to survive on this Earth. If you cannot believe me, you can listen to this guy from PBS who has a Ph.D. (doctorate) –> It’s Okay To Be Smart – You Are Mainly Microbe… Meet Your Microbiome!You can see how much of a geek I am when I am turning a Book Haul into an educational post. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t stop you to “stay curious” like Dr. Joe Hanson says.Now it’s time for the BOOKS!!!!Books I got for free:Anne of Avonlea — which I donated to a Free Library program in my townBooks I got from a second-hand store:If you are interested in reading any of these books, I included the link for their respective Goodreads page. You just have to click on the name of the book from the lists above to learn more about that said… book. Gosh, that was a mouthful. Yes, I repeat everything I write in my head to make sure it sounds right.Anyway… Let me know if you read or want to read any of the books I hauled today. I want to read your thought, feelings, and opinions in the comment section – even if you read this post 20 years in the future.Oh! And did I spark your curiosity about biology and people?
Hello-Hello, readers all over the world! Today, I decided to do a book tag. I know I’ve been absent from my blog lately; thus, I decided to do a tag and keep you all entertained.Savannah from The Book Prophet nominated whoever wants to do the tag all back in January. As you can see (read), I decided to do it since I live in the Northern Temperate Zone – aka four seasons.
Side note: Did you know that the North geographic pole is actually the South pole of Earth’s magnetic field and the South geographic pole is the North magnetic pole? CRAAA-ZYYY!
Now, back to the post!The creator of this tag is Jordyn from J. Bookish.
Don’t be a grumpy troll and go visit these hard-working bloggers. No offense trolls but you are kind of grumpy imaginary beings.
Rules:1. Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.2. Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!3. State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.4. Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.5. Have fun, of course!January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!
Well, Well, Well… I’ve made a long list in the last hour of 2016. I can say that I kept some of them and some of them – sadly – I did not. By the end of the year, I want to put all my strength in keeping them. I just realized that I am very vague with “them.” Let’s just say that one of my resolutions is to trade some of my fat mass for more muscle mass.
Oh! January is my birth month. I do not remember every single thing I received over the course of my life so far but I can definitely say my mom’s home made birthday cakes and my 18th birthday piece of jewelry made of precious metal and stone. (In Romania, the 18th birthday is like a rite of passage into adulthood because you become an adult legally able to do and buy anything you want. Slow down you envious American teenagers :].)
February is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!
Laia and Elias from An Ember in the Ashes. I will stop commenting on their relationship any further cause… SPOILERS. 😀
Let’s just say it’s realistic – as realistic it can be in a fiction fantasy setting :).March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.I know what you are thinking: “HARRY POTTER!”WRONGIt is Tara Duncan series before Twilight and way before Harry Potter. This was actually my very first book I picked up from a shelf in a hypermarket called Auchan, Romania. I read the first’s book synopsis on the back and on the inside of the cover, loved the graphics, liked the story, and said “I want it!” My parents looked skeptical at me because I was not much of a fan of reading but they bought it for me. At that time the only thing I liked to read was the W.i.t.c.h. comic books. As expected, I read only 75 or 74 pages of the Tara Duncan and the Spellbinders then put the book down cause I could not get into it. Slow starters for an energetic kid like me… unattractive. After that, I got into Twilight and it encouraged me to give Tara Duncan another shot. And it was an amazing adventure. Unfortunately in U.S. only the first two volumes are translated while in Romania they stopped translating after book eight the last time I checked. And… There are at least 13 books total. My only solution to finish the series is to learn French – again. Or I could boycott the U.S. or Romanian (Ro) publishing houses.April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
Tough one… Can I say every single classic book I heard of because “It is a CLASSIC.” Although, from what I remember, in Romania, post Twilight era – book-wise at least – there was a huge hype around Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely. People were talking left and right including my eight grade classmates. The Ro cover looked pretty for me at that time. The story sounded interesting… I said, “Why not?” As you could see on my Goodreads, Melissa Marr’s story or her writing style or both were not for me. For a long period of time, I tried to convince myself otherwise. Paradoxically, I never picked up the rest of the series either. And that says a lot. (Now that I see the Ro cover again… It does not represent the book at all. It is too cheerful and the title… Fascination – English translation. Really?)May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.
I want to come with a new book than the ones I have in previous posts, e.g. Easter Book Tag, for the sake of diversity… think… Think… THINK… Alright, a recent one!
Illuminae, the audiobook. I will let the audiobook “talk” for itself. It. Was. Epic.June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
Hmmm… I usually gravitate toward a few genres… Most likely Romance and/or Fantasy with a splash of humor.
July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don’t light books on fire.)
Ha-Ha-Ha! My mom did that with the books she owned because – according to her – were ruined by rodents to a point of no return. Unfortunately, after I got my Bachelor degree in science, I realized she was probably right. Rodents do carry diseases.
Enough with childhood horror book stories. Please do not cry and dislike my mother. :))
In what sense, I need more than that. In a good way, bad way, actual fire in the book, action, space, Earth, future, history… What? Words, what?
Since it’s about independence… I will say Return Once More.August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.
Oh, gee! These are getting harder and harder.
Popular 2017 Debut Books
YA Debuts 2017
And the list may continue…
From what I heard… it is either: Stephanie Garber or Angie Thomas or Jeff Giles (The Edge of Everything-Review).September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.
I have two books for this one: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Frozen.October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween.
A popular answer would be Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. Last Halloween, I dressed up – sort of – as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.
Shout out to my friend Emily who helped me out with the “costume.”
I don’t really know… I have a black vampire Halloween dress that I have yet to wear and I was thinking about goddesses.
Either Valoria or Cleiona from Spirits and Thieves series or Nyx from Greek mythology depicted in The Heroes of Olympus and House of Night series.
November is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!
Shout out to Alma or Alexandra (like all Romanian she also has lots of aliases like myself – inside joke :]) my desk-mate from seventh and eighth grades. I remember her talking – a lot – about Brida by Paulo Coelho and The Legends of Olympus (mot-a-mot translation of the title) by Alexandru Mitru. She actually recommended reading the Legends of Olympus. I borrowed from her both Brida and The Legends of Olympus (I am not 100% sure about this one my memory is quite fuzzy) and I thank her for that. And now it’s time for the truth since then I did not want to crush her high hopes and excitement for these two books.
Brida was good but strange for my seventh/eighth grader self. I liked it.
The Legends of Olympus… hate is such a strong word. Ha-Ha-Ha! I absolutely disliked it. I found it gross, vulgar, and too much incest. It discouraged me to read the second volume regarding the heroes.
Now, I am in love with Greek mythology. I have her to thank since she was the one who introduced me to it.
Oh! I just remember… She also used to talk a lot about The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles. I love that series. Because of her I start reading it. Thank you for that too!December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
Another hard one… I really do not know. I usually do a researchabout a person’s taste in books before buying it as a present. I like laughter and adventure/action… and the first author name popping in my head is: Rick Riordan.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefTag timeYou are not obligated to do this tag if you do not want to.I tag the following bloggers:Joan from Books & Fitness & LifestyleGiulia from Books CrumblesAbigail from What Makes a Good BookAnd if you, reader of this post, want to do this tag… considered yourself tagged.Plus, do not forget to tell me if you decided to do it. Why? Cause I would like to hear your answers. 🙂