Hey guys!! It’s been a while since I’ve made a new blog post, unfortunately I got a bit busy with school, but I’m back now and I’ve got some exciting posts planned before the year ends! I’ve got two book tags for today, (I’m so sorry for not getting to tags on time!)
First up is the Outstanding Blogger Award!
I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Sam at literary delirium for tagging me in this! Please do check out her blog, I’m sure you’ll love her content, I especially enjoy her reviews!
Provide a link back to the creators original post
Answer the questions provided
Create 7 unique questions
Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award.
☆What genre of books would you associate the winter season with?
I definitely associate the winter season with historical fiction! I feel like a thick historical fiction novel is the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with. They are always so immersive, and really wrap you up in the story. Plus, I tend to have the most free time to read around the holidays, so I try to pick up heavier novels around then, since historical fiction novels are often serious and deal with heavy topics so they take me quite some time to get through. This winter I will be (hopefully!) picking up Fall of Giants by Ken Follett!
☆If there’s one scene you could delete in a book, what would it be?
I love this question! It’s so interesting, and really got me thinking about which scenes are and are not necessary in some of my favorite books. However, I (presumably) came to the conclusion that authors write every scene with a purpose, so I’d have to answer subjectively. If I go purely off of which scene I want to avoid because it *hurt* me, I would go with that scene in Mistborn: The Final Empire. I don’t want to give away anything, but anyone who has read Mistborn is sure to know what I’m talking about!
☆What fictional character do you think you most probably wouldn’t get along with?
I honestly think there’s a lot of fictional characters that I would not get along with. Most fantasy characters are very intense and serious, so I feel like I would get tired of that ‘the world is in peril’ attitude very quickly. If I had to pick one, though, I would have to say Matthias from the Six of Crows duology. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate and enjoy him as a character, but his stoic and often self-righteous moods would get to be too much for me.
☆What is a genre that you’d like to read more of in 2021?
This isn’t a genre technically, but I would love to read more Dark Academia in 2021! From what I have read of it, I love it so much, and I think I would really enjoy to try it out more. The book that I have read so far in this category is If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio.
☆How would you describe your reading year in a gif?
The reason I chose this gif is because this year my reading has honestly been all over the board. I’ve read from so many different genres, and so many authors that I hadn’t tried before, and I hope to keep this level of variation in the coming year as well!
☆What is a book that you’d recommend to people that are new to the YA genre?
I feel like there are so many incredible books in the YA genre, but if I had to recommend just one, I would go with the YA fantasy series, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, especially since the fourth and final book is coming out next month!
☆Share a quote from one of your favorite books!
Whenever someone asks me for a favorite book quote, what comes to mind immediately is this line from Lovely War by Julie Berry:
“If music stops, and art ceases, and beauty fades, what have we then?”
I think it so perfectly encapsulates the tone of the novel, and it’s just a beautiful quote.
- Do you have any favorite audiobooks?
- Is there anything you like to eat/drink while reading?
- What is your favorite place to read?
- If you could only read one more book before the year ends, what would it be?
- Which character would you love to spend an afternoon with?
- Are you happy with your reading year so far?
- Any new authors you want to try in 2021?
Lost in Translation Tag
This tag was created by Eryn over at Love Your Shelf and I think it’s such a fun idea, as Google Translate can be known to mess up in a humorous way every now and then. I want to give a HUGE shoutout to Cherelle from cherelle the bibliophile for tagging me! I’m so sorry for taking so long to get to it, but I appreciate the tag and love your blog, everyone please go check it out!
- Pick the last book you read.
- Put that book in Google Translate and translate it into 3 different languages, then back to English. (Please put which languages you used to translate them!)
- See how close (or how far) it is to the original book title.
- Lastly, put the original book title at the bottom and talk about your last read!
IN RESPECTS WE SAY GOODBYE
English – Italian – Arabic – Armenian – English
Honestly, this is not as bad as I thought it would be!
The original title is:
I thought that something with such a long title would be more difficult, but I guess Google Translate is more reliable than I gave it credit for!
I have a full review of this novel, but it’s a historical fiction that follows three separate women and their timelines, which all eventually intertwine in some way. It’s a beautiful story with phenomenal writing and compelling, dynamic female characters, and I highly recommend it!
For the Outstanding Book Award, I would like to Tag:
Ivana @ Books and Prejudice
Ankita @ The Bora Boutique
Alicja @ Alicja Writes
Alex @ pareads
Elaine @ Elaine Howlin
Hayden @ followinggoodbooks
Eryn @ loveyourshelfs
Megan @ readinginthewildwood
Amanda @ literaryweaponry
Of course, no pressure and no need to do either of these if you don’t want to! But I really hope that you will, they were both a lot of fun! I’m sure that some of you are doing NanoWriMo, so please take your time with this tag if you need me. Also, my apologies if you have already been tagged! And of course, for anyone who hasn’t been tagged, please feel free to do it still, I would love to see it!!
Please check out all of these amazing blogs! They’re all blogs that I follow myself and really love and enjoy. I hope you enjoyed the tags, I’ll see you soon. Happy Reading!