hi everyone!!!! I’m back again with another book tag: the emoji challenge tag!!ย I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but Kristen from Beyond Secret Pages did it and I thought it sounded cool so I wanted to do it.ย ๐Ÿ’


  • Tag the creators (Book Princess Reviews)
  • Share one thing you learned about the person who tagged you
  • For each prompt, you can use a maximum of three emojis
  • Tag at least two other bloggers you want to get to know better

What I learned about Kristen:

Her favourite genre is fantasy ๐Ÿ‰

[1] What country do you live in?


[2] What was your dream job growing up?


[3] How many siblings do you have (if any)?


[4] What are your top three favourite activities?


[5] What is something youโ€™re very good at?


[6] What is something youโ€™d like to become better at?


[7] How many languages do you speak?


[8] What is something you could talk about for hours? (non-book related if possible)


[9] Whatโ€™s your favorite book genre?

๐Ÿ‘ฉย (couldn’t find a way to say “contemporary” so we’re just gonna have to do with this emoji lol)

[10] What is your favorite season of the year?


[11] If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what animal would you be?


I Tag

In the spirit of the tag, I’m gonna sign off with a bunch of emojis: ๐Ÿ‘‹โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ฎ

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books i want to read

Thank you so much to Mani from Mani’s Book Corner for tagging me in the Books I Want to Read tag. This is the first time I’ve ever gotten tagged to do anything by anyone so THANK YOU MANI!!! But first, you should all go check out her responses to the tag here!!

The Rules

  • Link back to the original tag
  • Complete the questions with books you want to have read but donโ€™t want to read
  • Tag some people at the end to do the tag next.

Question #1: A book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it


The book cover speaks for itself. EVERYBODY LOVES THIS BOOK–and that’s great. Except I don’t know if I will. There have been a couple of negative reviews of this that have made me kind of hesitant about picking it up (reviews which talk about the dreaded word: instalove *shudders*), but at this point in time, I think I still wanna read it. I haven’t read anything by Laini Taylor before, so even if I don’t end up liking the story itself, I’m still curious to see if I like her (universally adored) writing or not.

Question #2: A book thatโ€™s really long


This book is 850 pages. Yeah. Suffice it to say, Priory of the Orange Tree qualifies as a “long book” lol. Length aside, I’m actually really excited to read this. Hell, if a book is good, the longer the better. All the more content for me to enjoy.

Question #3: A book youโ€™ve had on your bookshelf or TBR list for far too long

In Perfect Light

I’ve had this book on my TBR–and also owned it–since 2014. It’s been 5 years y’all. This needs to get read at some point lol. I of course love Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (that is a mouthful), so I’m sure In Perfect Light, even though it’s an adult book, will be on par with Sรกenz’s beautiful writing in Aristotle.

Question #4: A book that is โ€˜required readingโ€™ (e.g. a school text or popular classic โ€“ something you feel obligated to read)


I don’t have to read this book for class or anything, but it’s still a classic that I’m interested in reading, especially because everyone seems to love it so much. I read Mary Barton by Gaskell last year and didn’t exactly love it (I hated it), so I’m not sure if I’ll love this too, but I don’t wanna speak too soon. Imma give Gaskell the benefit of the doubt.

Question #5: A book that intimidates you


This is not just a classic, it’s a 950-page classic. Classics are pretty much hit-or-miss with me (more “miss” than “hit,” sadly), so the fact that this is not only a classic but a super long one isn’t exactly encouraging. But I do wanna read this. If nothing else, I’ll feel really accomplished if I finish it so there’s that haha.

Question #6: A book you think may be slow


From what I could tell when I read Burial Rites, Hannah Kent’s books are less about the plot and more about the atmosphere/ambiance. I think that’ll be the case with this book too. I already read maybe 2 chapters of this a while ago and enjoyed it, but you definitely have to be prepared to be a bit patient with the writing.

Question #7: A book that you need to be in the right mood for


I think for me, anytime I read any nonfiction book in physical form (as opposed to audiobook) I have to be in a very specific mood. Nonfiction tends to be a bit harder for me to get through in physical format since it doesn’t really have a narrative or characters, but I really love reading about life during historical times, so I think I’ll get to this one sooner rather than later.

Question #8: A book youโ€™re unsure youโ€™ll like


I’ve heard such mixed reviews of this that I can’t really tell if I’ll like it or not anymore. With books like these, I end up agonizing over whether or not I’ll like them, then I just say what the hell and end up reading them anyway. Only one way to find out if you’ll like a book: read it. That being said, I like fantasy, and I like character-focused stories, so maybe this won’t turn out too bad. Who knows?


Here are the fab book bloggers I’m tagging:

Thanks so much again to Mani for tagging me! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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hi everyone!! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but today I wanted to do the favourite book quotes tag anyway. i have so many book quotes that i wanna share, and i always mark my fav quotes from a book when i enjoy it, so i thought this would be a great tag for me to do. ๐Ÿ˜Š


1. Mention the creator of the tag (Celine from Celinelingg)
2. Mention the blogger who tagged you
3. List down 5 of your favourite book quotes along with the reasons.
4. Spread the love and tag some people to participate and connect! (Thereโ€™s no limit in number, so have some fun and just tag!

This Must Be the Place

“The older, longer, sluggish Marithe had looked up at the stars and asked her mother, who was sitting in the chair opposite, whether it would come back, this sense of being inside your life, not outside it.

Claudette had put down her book and thought for a moment. And then she had said something that made Marithe cry. She’d said: probably not, my darling girl, because what you’re describing comes of growing up, but you get something else instead. You get wisdom, you get experience. Which could be seen as a compensation, could it not?

Marithe felt those tears pricking at her eyelids now. To never feel that again, that idea of yourself as one unified being, not two or three splintered selves who observed and commented on each other. To never be that person again.”


Normal People

โ€œThe conversations that follow are gratifying for Connell, often taking unexpected turns and prompting him to express ideas he had never consciously formulated before. They talk about the novels he’s reading, the research she studies, the precise historical moment that they are currently living in, the difficulty of observing such a moment in process. At times he has the sensation that he and Marianne are like figure-skaters, improvising their discussions so adeptly and in such perfect synchronisation that it suprises them both. She tosses herself gracefully into the air, and each time, without knowing how he’s going to do it, he catches her.โ€


Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

โ€œMaybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you werenโ€™t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.โ€


The Veins of the Ocean

โ€œWhen he found out his wife was unfaithful, Hector Castillo told his son to get in the car because they were going fishing. It was after midnight but this was nothing unusual. The Rickenbacker Bridge suspended across Biscayne Bay was full of night fishermen leaning on the railings, avoiding going home to their wives. Except Hector didn’t bring any fishing gear with him. He led his son, Carlito, who’d just turned three, by the hand to the concrete wall, picked him up by his waist, and held him so that the boy grinned and stretched his arms out like a bird, telling his papi he was flying, flying, and Hector said, “Si, Carlito, tienes alas, you have wings.”

Then Hector pushed little Carlito up into the air, spun him around, and the boy giggled, kicking up his legs up and about, telling his father, “Higher, Papi! Higher!” before Hector took a step back and with all his might hoisted the boy as high in the sky as he’d go, told him he loved him, and threw his son over the railing into the sea.โ€



I hope you’re doing well whenever this post happens to find you (my post schedule is a mess lol). ill see you guys next time!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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