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)!
IntroductionHello-Hello! Right now my life requires a hero so, of course, I had to take out my superhero costume from the dusty attic. The moment real life decides to diminish its flirting with me I will return on the world wide web with more posts. ^_^Scout’s honor! (Although, I was never a scout… Oops! ^^’)Also, thank you Abi (What Makes A Good Book) for tagging me eons ago!Now, let’s return to the actual post ’cause “Winter is coming!” (Yes, I just binge watched GoT.)
Summer1. Lemonade: Pick a book that started bitter but got better.Hmmm… I actually love Lemonade. The less sugar the better!
I will bend the rules a bit for this category and I am going to choose the Cormoran Strike (<- link) by Robert Galbraith – aka J.K. Rowling. The first book was so slow I was so close to not finish it and give up on the series. Blame the author for keeping me hooked. What can I say? I was biased when I took that decision and I am so glad I did. The series only gets better with each book.
image source: my Instagram.2. Golden sun: Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? by Diane Ratican is a book I am currently reading. It is an entire laughing session every single time I am opening it for a read. Why? Half of it is written in French while the other half is written in English. And both are not my mother tongue. Despite my fluency in English, it is an amazing challenge to relearn and read French while my brain is set to operate in English mode.
The graphics, the story and the way it is written offer an unique experience especially for bilinguals and multilingual. You get to experience translation barriers and differences first hand.
(Yes, I speak French at a very basic level. ^_^ )
image source: Goodreads (link above, book title mention)3. Tropical flowers: Pick a book set in a foreign country.Does another planet count? Kidding! (But just in case, check out Return Once More by Trisha Leigh. Shhh!)I see London, I see France by Sarah Mylnowski is another book I am currently reading. It takes place in multiple countries across Europe (e.g. France and U.K.) and U.S.A. So far, it is… alright. A tad of too much teenage – even though the protagonists are in college – drama for me. I shall see. ^^
images source: Goodreads (link, books title mention)4. Tree shade: Pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.I am bending the rules again and I am going to pick two characters: Raffe from Angelfall (<-link), and Seth from The Red Pyramid (<-link).
Well… Seth is Seth the Egyptian god of… violence, disorder etc. etc. So no more introduction there although there is more to him than it seems.
Raffe, on the other hand, is more mysterious and secretive, and less shady than Seth. At least that is what I think.5. Beach sand: Pick a book that was grainy and the plot barely developed.Vernal (<-link) by Randi Cooley Wilson. For a detailed explanation feel free to check my full review by clicking the book link.
image source: Goodreads6. Green grass: Pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.7. Watermelon: Pick a book that had some juicy secrets.Exist Once More by Trisha Leigh. Time Travel. History. Secrets? Well, duh! Obviously! Wink-Wink. Warning! This is the second book in a duology. Read the synopsis on your own risk.
image source: Goodreads (link, book title mention)8. Sun hat: Pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.It looks like this is a Rick Riordan post. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Universe, duh! Pretty Big. Quite H-U-G-E, I will like to say. Wink-wink!)
images source: Goodreads (links, books title mention)9. BBQ: Pick a book where a character was portrayed as a hunk.Can I say every single romance – historical romance to be precise – book I ever read?Oz from the Return Once More.
(Ok, this post is shared between Trisha Leigh AND Rick Riordan. I fell better now.)
Darien from Geekerella.
Hades and Aries (and every single god) from Daughters of Zeus series, Persephone.10. Tag people!You just have been tagged! BAM!I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments below if you decided to do this tag or if you read any of these books.
PSI will see you soon!
Hello-Hello! Today is another day to watch BONES. Although… Before that, let’s talk about BOOKS.Last month, I was negligent and I did not post the books picked by my book clubs. Now I am going to do two posts in one. Consider this as… I do not want to call it a recommendation… It’s more of an introduction to the books. As in, I present these books to you and then it is up to you!
BooksplosionThis book is about a sci-fi fan-girl, Elle Wittimer, who is excited because she finally has a chance to go to her TV show / movie (no specifics in the synopsis) Starfield ExcelsiCon (something similar to ComicCon, I assume) convention. Darien Freeman, a geek himself, is the actor who is going to play the main character in the Starfield reboot. Bad news… the fandom does not like him. Elle and Darien meet at the convention and… Well, the rest of the book happens. 😀 Geekerella – Goodreads
PerustopiaFor this one, think about the Kardashians’ TV show but with expensive car brand names. The name of the main character is Bentley. She wants a normal life but her family (most of it) does not and the potential cancellation of their show is not a good thing. Her sister plans a fake wedding to save the show; however, a very serious car accident makes things very serious. Also, the story is told in a “tongue-in-cheek voice that takes a swipe at all things Hollywood, Royce Rolls is a laugh-out-loud funny romp with an LA noir twist about what it means to grow up with the cameras rolling and what really happens behind the scenes.” Royce Rolls – Goodreads
BooksplosionAlice and Teddy are no strangers to misfortune, especially when it comes to people from their lives. Alice does not believe in luck but she believe in love and she has her eyes set on Teddy. On his birthday, Alice buys Teddy a lottery ticket and, surprisingly, it’s a winner one. At first the money seem like a blessing but then, little by little, they become a curse reaping Teddy and Alice apart. As they try to reconnect with each other, Alice rediscover herself in way she did not expect. Windfall – Goodreads
PerustopiaThis is the second book in the series so… SPOILERS Ahead. (I will try not to spoiler too much.)The God Apollo is turned into a human by Zeus as a punishment for the things which happed in the Heroes of Olympus series. His only solution to become god again is to find out what happened with the Oracles. Now he has to leave the safety of Camp Half-Blood and travel across North America for answers with “heroes who will be very familiar to fans of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Heroes of Olympus series.” The Dark Prophecy – GoodreadsAnd if you want to know more about my book clubs’ creators, feel free to check them up on YouTube.Booksplosion:Christine from polandbananasBooks
Jesse from jessethereader
Kat from KatytasticPerustopia:Sasha from abookutopia
Real egg painted for Easter. Yes, that’s my hand.Hello-Hello! Doctor Who just premiered last weekend!!! Wait… Wrong post. Then… Is this the post about the Bunny who was forced by freshly resurrected Jesus to lay chocolate eggs – aren’t they made of plastic now? – and then to hide them – no reason behind that – for children to find? At least in Romania the Easter Bunny brings real presents like Santa. Hmmm… Don’t think so. I am mixing Christianity with Pop Culture.Oh! Look! I used the “question inside a question” concept, literally.I should probably look at the title of my post and stop babbling. 😀It’s… A Book Tag related to Easter.I was sort of tagged by Abi from What Makes A Good Book. (<– link to original post and blog.) Well……. She tagged “anyone who wants to do this tag.” And I said, “Why not?”Let’s get started!1. Rabbits- A book that you wish would multiply- So a book you want asequel to (that doesn’t have one)!Let me check my Goodreads… The first book which comes to my mind is:It is a standalone I read recently. A sci-fi fantasy well done. I need more from that world and those characters. For more information on this book, check out my review –>HERE<–.2. Egg- A book that surprised youFor this one, I have two books. A recent release (Letters to the Lost) and an older one (An Ember in the Ashes). Before starting these books, I was skeptic with low expectations and barely remembering their synopsis. Thus, I got gladly surprised. If you want, you can check my review on Letters to the Lost here.3. Hunt- A book that was hard for you to get your hands onBasically, almost all the books I put on hold from my libraries on OverDrive. As of right now, I am number 268 on 43 copies for this book (I already read 32% of it):4. Lambs- A children’s book that you still enjoyI did not like books and reading when I was little. Shocking! I know. I liked the stories to be told to me by my grandmother. Sooo… I searched in my memory, on Google and Goodreads and I decided on this:5. Spring- A book with a cover that makes you think of springEven the book itself has lots of spring and fairytale elements.6. Rising from the dead- A book with a deceased authorMostly all Romanian authors I read and other classics… Which are very few. Or I can put one of those ancient Greek works… Well, I am choosing two books:Camil Petrescu The Last Night of Love, the First Night of War and Three Plays by Aristophanes: Staging Women7. Baskets- A book that is in your Amazon cart or on your wish list right nowI wish the Romanian and English speakers (Romania, U.S.A., and/or U.K.) to finish translating this series cause my French is bad. I will have to use Google and a dictionary if I want to finish this series. COME ON! In Romania, they stopped at book seven while in USA only the first two books are translated. Really! Really! Really! You cannot do this to me. Publishing companies from Romania and USA get your act together. I need this series finished. 8. Candy- A book that is sweetIs love considered sweet? Then, I pick this one:9. Peeps- tag people!Are you feeling compelled to do this tag? Consider yourself tagged, mate.