Beauty & The Beast Book Tag

Hello everyone! I was tagged by the wonderful Lilly @lairofbooksblog thank you! (go check her blog out!) for this awesome tag a while back, 28 weeks and 5 days to be precise, which is very frustrating. I have been unjustly putting it on hold and I regret it. However, with the upcoming Beauty And The Beast movie, which will be released on the 17th of March, I will try to make amends by joining the hype.
Let’s get this party started!
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Rules:

» Thank the person who tagged you

» Mention the creator → Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read (check her original post here)

» Match a book to each of the songs/characters below

» Tag as many people as you like


“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored with reading.

I’m a hopeless romantic and I have stated before that I am huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. His stories of couples that get together after many hardships to then fall apart and sometimes manage to get back together, is a setting I will never get bored with.
My favourites include:

The Longest RideMe Before You (Me Before You, #1)The Best of MeDear JohnThe Notebook (The Notebook, #1)The Lucky One

Belle – A book you bought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I chose this edition of the book, because it is somehow simple yet very creative and also because blue is my favourite colour. I know. I am that simple. I found myself in this book and was able to connect with the main character in ways I have never done before. It surprised me, made me laugh, made me sad, at times even depressed, made me happy and sometimes all at once.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you

Although I own quite a few and want to read as many classics as possible, I cannot say I was expecting much from Hamlet, with all the it-was-written-so-many-ages-ago and I-will-probably-be-not-able-to-relate-to-it reasons, but it turned out to become one of my all time favourites. It probably helped that I read the No Fear Shakespeare graphic novel version than the original.

Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels)

Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t

No one’s slick as Gaston
No one’s quick as Gaston

I had many expectations from Looking for Alaska, since my best friend recommend it to me and I did like it in the beginning, but my interest decreased  rapidly as I moved on. It just was not my book. It frustrated me to the extreme and I rarely found a scene or character to connect with.

Looking for Alaska

LeFou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counter part.

Image result for LefouLuna Lovegood was, is and will always be my favourite character from the Harry Potter franchise and I think we can all agree she deserves a little bit more recognition.Image result for luna lovegood book

Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumiere & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable

The book that thought me the importance of following my dream and choosing my dream instead of letting a dream choose me was none other than The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I said it before and I will say this for probably the rest of my life: This book should be read by everyone at least once!The Alchemist

“Something There” – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.

The first time I started this book I had to stop after 40 pages, because I found it really boring. It might have been the age, because a couple of years later I started again and loved it!Tunnels (Tunnels, #1)

“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner

Image result for Be Our GuestSherlock Holmes. He is my fictional role model and having him over for dinner would be a dream coming true.Image result for Sherlock Holmes

I pass the challenge on to:


Thank you very much for reading and since it is my first post of the year I wish you all a Happy New Year filled with joy! Until next time. Also, feel free to take on the challenge even if I forgot to tag you 😉

-Demi x

The Autumn Book Tag

It seemed only appropriate to do an autumn book tag while we’ve still got this season (from the view-point of a north hemisphere inhabitant), otherwise I would have had to wait a whole year to do it properly (or wait until March and pretend I’m in Australia). A thousand thanks to Liesje  @athousandlives01 (see what I did there ‘wink’) for tagging me! Looking for a fun blog with lots of great book reviews and memes, then you should definitely check her out! For Liesje’s answers click here.

1. What is your favorite thing about autumn?

Since I am born in October I would say my birthday, but I also love the change in nature and colours. Moreover, drinking tea and hot chocolate under a blanket becomes socially accepted again.

2. What book reminds you of your school days?

I’m still in school, so I don’t really need a book to remind me of my current daily life, but I can make some predictions. I am pretty sure that every book I had to read in class will remind me of my school days, but also books I borrowed from the library, for example The Chronicles of Narnia in middle-school.

3. What cover reminds you of autumn?

I couldn’t decide between these two (every book blogger’s problem). I have not read them yet, so I hope I got them right :D. By the way, can we appreciate for a second how beautiful the cover for City of Halves is?

The One I LoveCity of Halves

4. What’s your favorite horror or Halloween story?

I am actually a big fan of horror, but I don’t read so many stories with this theme. However  I read stories about vampires, werewolves, ghosts, Bloody Mary, Woman in White and similar supernatural creatures you would normally hear about on my favourite TV show Supernatural. I also find the origin of Halloween that goes back to the celts very fascinating.

5. What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?

Like I mentioned above, I am a huge horror fan. Franchises like Saw, Child’s Play, Final Destination, Hannibal or movies such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween and Stephen King’s It are my favourites. These are also movies that I could enjoy, in comparison to others such as Grudge (which I barely finished one) or The Ring, which truly terrified me, played around with my anxiety and gave me nightmares.

6. What fall book release(s) are you looking forward to?

Normally I’m not looking forward for any, because I find about most of the books a while after they were released. However, if it is a book in a series or from an author I follow I would definitely look forward to it. My choices: Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen Vol. 3 (published September 27th) and Two by Two (published October 4th)

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3 (Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen Omnibus, #3)Two By Two

7. What autumn movie release are you anticipating?

‘screaming’ ‘heavily breathing’ I need to watch this asap.

8. What are 3 books you plan to read this autumn?

Considering that I’ve got exactly one week left, planning to read 3 books is going to stay like that. Just a plan. Since I’m currently reading About a Boy by Nick Hornby I’m only planning to finish it by the end of the month.


Since autumn is over in a week it wouldn’t make too much sense to tag anyone for this, but there is nothing stopping you from doing it anyway. I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll see you soon. Until next time when I will be back with another tag.

-Demi x

Books With A Purpose Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful chicnerdreads to do this wonderful and pretty hard tag. Thank you 😊!

THE RULES:

  1. Mention the person who tagged you in your post and provide a link to their blog
  2. Fill out the 9 questions in the tag
  3. For each question, insert a gif of how you feel about the book(s) or author.
  4. Tag 5 people and/or everyone to do this tag!
  5. Before you post the tag, do a five-second party dance. Cause you dat awesome

Questions:

  1. Best story premise? The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemistbelieve
  2. Best world building? The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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  3. Best character? Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Leeoriginals  smile sam applause clapping
  4. Best series? Lux by Jennifer L. Armentroutlove animation swipe right tiny toons buster bunny
  5. Best tear jerker? The Longest Ride by Nicholas SparksThe Longest Ridesad crying cry pikachu
  6. Best author? Nicholas Sparkssad crying the office cry thank you
  7. Best writing style? Sandra Brown
    amazing scott pilgrim incredible thrilled knives chau
  8. Best cover? The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlingstephen colbert wow jon stewart bravo
  9. Best ending? Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick SüskindPerfume: The Story of a Murderershocked shock michael cera scott pilgrim vs the world

I tag:

-Demi xx

Tag: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Book Tag

Hello everyone! At the beginning of this month Shannon@ClockworkBibliophile tagged me for another fun Book Tag (you can check the Harry Potter Book Tag I did, if you like 🙂 ). Thank you very much for choosing me Shannon 😂 as for the rest, you should totally go give her a follow, in case you’re searching for an awesome bookish blog. As for the reason why it took me so long (and no, it wasn’t school or work)… well, the truth is I wasn’t prepared to say what I’m about to say right now. I don’t like Game of Thrones and I know right now it’s literally the most viewed show, but it’s not my thing. I know it’s kind of childish reason for not participating (we’re all educated and reasonable adults) and it should be ok not to like something. At the end of the day it shouldn’t change somebody’s opinion on me (hopefully?). I’m not saying it’s a bad show or book series, not at all. It’s wonderful and all, but not my style (sorry, too much dying, not a real fan of historical shows, besides Merlin I don’t watch anything that plays in a time long before ours, not a fan of that type of fightings, too complicated alliances, incest, nudity). Again, I’m not saying it’s a bad show and I don’t have anything against people watching it. It’s just not for me. I know there are dragons uuuh, but not that much of a fan of them either 😂. In a way I know most of it because of Internet spoilers and please don’t try to convince me to watch 😂 I’m sorry Shannon 🙈 (Shannon’s post)


Rules:

  1. Mention the creator Orang-utan Librarian.
  2. Answer all the questions.
  3. Tag people and keep it going!

Part 1 – Book Questions

“We do not sow”

A book you would not be willing to invest in.

we-do-not-sowI’m not really sure I read books that I wouldn’t have willingly invested in, but there are 4 books that after quite some time I realised they were actually pretty bad (my own opinion) I could say Game of Thrones, but for that I’m probably getting enough hate already, so why not multiply it by admitting I don’t like the Twilight series sorry-not-sorry. The truth is, I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Twilight, very complicated (probably I’ll explain it another time).


“Fire and blood”

A book that produced strong emotions in you.

fire-and-blood

Just like Shannon I’m quite a book crier myself, meaning this choice isn’t easy. The last book that broke my heart into million pieces was Between Shades of Grey (I’m still planning a review on it). The story takes place in the second World War in Russia and for me it’s that side of the history we don’t really learn in school.


“Winter is coming”

Your favorite winter read.

winter-is-comingIt cannot be a book, because I don’t read books twice. My answer is though Nicholas Sparks and if you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that I’m his no°1 fan! I don’t even have all my books with me (6 of them are still in Romania and I’m planning to bring them over this summer.).IMG_1381


“Family. Duty. Honour.”

A book about strong family ties.

family-duty-honour

I might have read a couple of books which were partially about strong family ties, but honestly I never pay too much attention to them and always most of the times forget about them. searches through Goodreads comes across some good titles realises she cannot promote a contemporary novel There is actually a book that crosses my mind and that is Wuthering Heights. I got it as a birthday present and read maybe 3 or 4 years ago. It is a bit confusing at first, as it talks about a lot of people and how they’re all related to each other somehow. I had to print a family tree to keep up with it. I blame it all on age.


“Growing strong”

A book you had low expectations of but that grew on you.

growing-strongThere are a couple of titles that I can think of, but I decided to present one that I haven’t seen so much of it on this platform so far (actually nothing). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time breathes out why the long title Mr. Haddon?. I read this in English class last year and I LOVED it. In case you haven’t, I ask you deeply to check it out.


“Ours is the fury”

A book that made you furious.

ours-is-the-furyI’m not sure I’ve ever been furious because of a book; disgust that eventually turned into something similar to fury happened. Best and most recent example is The Reader by Bernhard Schlink.


“Unbowed. Unbent.Unbroken.”

A book you have unwavering devotion to.

unbowed-unbent-unbrokenI’m going to cheat on this and say Nicholas Sparks again don’t need to roll your eyes very judgy of you she knows she talks a lot about him.


“A Lannister always pays his debts”

A book you feel indebted to.

hear-me-roar

The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls *breathes out* *why do some authors have a thing for such long titles*. Some grew up with Hogwarts, I grew up with Sherbet. If you are in need of a childish similar-to-OZ kind of book this is perfect for you.


Part 2 – Fan Theories

Who do you want to win the Game of Thrones?

I realise I’m not actually in any position to make any theories, but as much as I get from the Internet I’d say John Snow *mainstream probably*. He seem like the only nice person on the show. I could also say the dragon lady *I know her name, it’s just toooo long*, but I get the feeling she would be more interested in taking care of dragons than winning the Game of Thrones.

Who do you think will make it to the end and who do you think will die?

Are there people still alive on this show? Or they got to the point where ghosts fight each other? Can they try to keep the 2 above and one bellow alive?


Part 3 – My Game of Thrones

Would you win or die?

Probably die, maybe I should watch it and learn how to survive. *thinks this for a second* *nah*

What house are you?

It’s pretty obvious I had to take the online test suggested by Shannon and the outcome was…..

Martell

You are charming and clever. You are also as close to progressive as Westeros gets, believing in such strange concepts as women inheriting property and children having the right to not be tortured for their parents’ mistakes. Really, you have everything going for you except for the grudge-holding and the cockiness – for the gods’ sake, take the time out of your day to stab your opponent twice, OK? I don’t care how dead he looks.

Hmmm… I don’t know how to feel about this, so I’ll just leave it there.

My Nominees


Although I don’t like Game of Thrones I did enjoy this book tag maybe. maybe I’ll think about watching the first episode. Change of subject. There have been a few changes the past few days, from my blog theme to Brexit. It saddens and puzzles me at the same time. The first for all the nice Brits that aren’t happy at all and the second because it creates an uncertainty. To be a bit selfish, I hope it won’t make it harder for me to go to study in the UK, but then I wouldn’t be the only one. I hope everything will get sorted out and compromises will be found. I think of you and wish you the best my dear friends!

-Demi

Most Likely To… Book Tag

The Character Most Likely too... (1)Hello every one!

I wasn’t actually personally tagged, Louise@GenieReads was and basically tagged every one and I decided to accept the challenge, because I liked it a lot! You can click here to read her post. Thank you Louise for participating and spreading the fun! 🙂 Also, you should check her blog for more, because it is wonderful!


Rules / Instructions

  1. Put 18 book characters into a jar and shake it up.
  2. Have the first three most likely to… categories ready. Pick three names from the jar and apply them to the first three categories.
  3. Keep going until you have none left!

ROUND 1

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Have kids first
  2. Cry at a movie
  3. Get arrested

The Characters: Lauren Holbrook from Hidden Fires, Ira Levinson from The Longest Ride and Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief

Lauren will definitely have kids first, because 1. she is a young married women and ahm.. I’m not going to spoil the book 2. she lives in the 19th century, which is long before the other two were born.
Ira is going to cry at a movie, because men cry at movies too, especially if they watch Fast & Furious (7).
Liesel will definitely get arrested, because she lived in Nazi Germany and she was stealing books.


ROUND 2

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Become a crazy cat lady/man
  2. Become a multi-millionaire
  3. Start knitting as a hobby

The Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit and Grenouille from Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Sherlock will become a crazy cat man, because he’s a high-functioning sociopath and he’ll need company after Watson leaves him.
Grenouille will become a multi-millionaire with the help of his perfumery skills.
Bilbo will start knitting as a hobby, because he’s old, bored and most probably Gandalf won’t take him on a trip again.


ROUND 3

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Be a closet nerd
  2. Become an actor/actress
  3. Fall down the stairs

The Characters: Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Lucy Pevensie from The Chronicles of Narnia and Ram Mohammad Thomas from Slumdog Millionaire

Hard choice…. I would say the nerd would be Scout; we only knew her when she was small, so maybe she will become one when she grows up.
Lucy would become an actress with the help of her experiences gained in Narnia.
Ram will fall down the stairs, because he might be clumsy (?) or drunk (?)


ROUND 4

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Collect that many books they have a personal library
  2. Win the Hunger Games
  3. Be tumblr famous

The Characters: Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries, Christopher Boone from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Robert Langdon from Angels & Demons.

Christopher will probably collect a lot of books, because of having Asperger syndrome. He’s also very smart and introvert.
Damon would totally win the Hunger Games, because he’s a vampire.
Robert would be tumblr famous with his symbolistic knowledge; I’d definitely follow him.


ROUND 5

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Go through a goth phase
  2. Have a one night stand
  3. Go to comic con

The Characters: Edward Cullen from Twilight, Romeo Montague from Romeo and Juliet, Hanna Schmitz from The Reader.

(Sorry Twilight fans) Edward will be going through a goth phase (or he did already).
Hanna would be having a one night stand, because she doesn’t really get attached to people.
Romeo would go to comic con, but I can’t decide which comic would be his reason.


ROUND 6

Who’s most likely to…

  1. Get married
  2. Have a cool mug collection
  3. Be a night owl (stays awake most of the night)

The Characters: Augustus Water from The Fault in our Stars, Voldemort from Harry Potter and Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

THIS is a hard choice… for Augustus there would an obvious easy choice, but then I’m left with two men that don’t fit the other 2 scenarios. I’ll say he would get married first, since he’s the one with the highest chances of ever finding somebody. Wonka would own a cool mug collections and probably invent some really crazy ones. Voldemort would be a night owl, because he’s not actually a man and doesn’t need sleep at all.



This was really fun, although my luck failed me and didn’t get to make some really funny questions. Putting that aside I’d like to nominate the following people:

Mikaela @itsmemikaelaKelly @mynameisnotkatieSheri @readinaflashGretchen @chicnerdreads, Shannon @ClockworkBibliophileMia, Lynette and Vibha @geekyfangirls, Diana @nighttrainbooks and YOU!

-Demi

Tag: The Harry Potter Book Tag

Hello and welcome! I was tagged for this wonderful tag by the more wonderful Shannon @ClockworkBibliophile, which you should definitely follow👍. Confession hour: I haven’t yet read the Harry Potter series (I did watch the movies though). I’m planing to read them very soon. You know what? For you Shannon (maybe also thanks) I’ll borrow the first book from my school library on Monday.


Flagrate

A book that you found interesting but would like to rewrite

Skellig by David Almond

The synopsis gave me some expectations that were later not to be fulfilled. The fact that I can’t point out the reason why I want it to be rewritten, or what exactly should be, proves that this book didn’t have an impact on me. (Goodreads synopsis: Unhappy about his baby sister’s illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel…)

Alohomora

The first book in a series that got you hooked

The Awakening by L.J. Smith


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES IS EVERYTHING! Maybe it’s not best to talk about this series like this on a tag about HP, but one can love more books at once and for the past 6 years TVD ment the world to me in matter of books. I remember buying the book and starting reading it in the car. I continued throughout the night. 5-6 hours later I was finished with it and I WANTED MORE. I blame it all on the hormones, I used to be very hyperactive. Now 6 years have passed and I achieved a number of 15 books, main, prequel and sequel stories, an obssesion for 2 TV shows (TVD and The Originals) and a wall full of TVD posters.

Accio

A book that you wish you could have right now

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Ughhh… I’ve heard so many good things about this book, but it’s not yet available for me to buy.

Avada Kedavra

A killer book

Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer by Patrick Süskind

This book is one of my all-time favourites, it’s pretty killery and I’m definitely not going to spoil it. So, check it out!

Confundo

A book you find confusing

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brönte

I couldn’t think of any other book. To be honest, the confusing part was the whole familial relation, like who’s relate to whom and how. Eventually I had to print a fan-made family tree from the internet, for better focusing.

Expecto Patronum

Your spirit animal book

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

A book which I also reviewed. As I explained in the review, I felt a strong connection with the main female character, which had a similar high-school social life as me. Although there are no similarities in appearances, there are quite a few in character and personality.

Sectumsempra

A dark, twisted book

Dracula by Bram Stoker


Just as Shannon I haven’t read that many dark, twisted books, but I think this one fits very good. I don’t think I need to make any introduction for the literary father of vampires. I think it represents one of the best vampirism portrayal in literal history.

 Aparecium

A book that surprised you in a great way

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

We had to read this in English class and I guess everyone knows how it feels “having” to read a book instead of “wanting” to read a book, but this book didn’t give me that feeling. I really enjoyed and I’m sure I’ll read it again some day.


I Nominate:


Thank you for reading this. It’s been real fun writing it! Wish you all a wonderful week!

-Demi