Book Personality Challenge

I have to thank Kate @ meltingpotsandothercalamities for tagging me for this interesting tag. I’ve taken the test a couple times before and also end up with one of two personality results. It was cool to take it again ans see what I ended up with, so thanks!

Check out her personality results and answers here.

WHAT IS YOUR MBTI PERSONALITY TYPE:

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“INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine…At their best, these qualities enable INFPs to communicate deeply with others, easily speaking in metaphors and parables, and understanding and creating symbols to share their ideas.”

What is your personality like:

INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, INFPs may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.

 There are some sections I disagree with completely, but this part was too true lol.

If you were a character in a book, what would be some of you character strengths and flaws?:

Strengths:

  • Open-Minded and Flexible – A live-and-let-live attitude comes naturally to INFPs, and they dislike being constrained by rules. INFPs give the benefit of the doubt too, and so long as their principles and ideas are not being challenged, they’ll support others’ right to do what they think is right.
  • Very Creative – INFPs combine their intuitive nature with their open-mindedness to allow them to see things from unconventional perspectives. Being able to connect many far-flung dots into a single theme, it’s no wonder that many INFPs are celebrated poets and authors.

Only part I disagree with is disliking having my ideas and principles challenged. As long as the person isn’t intentionally rude about it, I usually enjoy the challenge and the new perspectives that come with it.

Flaws:

  • Impractical – When something captures INFPs’ imagination, they can neglect practical matters like day-to-day maintenance and simple pleasures. Sometimes people with the INFP personality type will take this asceticism so far as to neglect eating and drinking as they pursue their passion or cause.
  • Difficult to Get to Know – INFPs are private, reserved and self-conscious. This makes them notoriously difficult to really get to know, and their need for these qualities contributes to the guilt they often feel for not giving more of themselves to those they care about.

Though I wonder if that last one would really be a flaw in a book character…

Do any authors share your personality type?

J.R.R. Tolkien & William Shakespeare 

 

What fictional characters share your personality type?

Frodo Baggins & Arwen from Lord of the Rings

Fox Mulder from X-Files (LOVED that show) & Lance Sweets from Bones

If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?

According to the results, an author, translator, or something in “service careers such as massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, counselling, social work, psychology and even academic roles“.

 

What personality type would complete your OTP?

Not really sure…maybe my other personality test result? 

What are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?

Umm…this one is pretty hard…I have no idea lol. 

 

I TAG:

Link to the free personality site if you don’t already know it: 16Personalities

Also, anyone who would like to do this Tag, but hasn’t been officially tagged yet….go for it! 

*I still have a ton of awards and tags to catch up on, and know many of you have already done most of these a few times over, so until I’ve caught up I’ll only be nominating around 5 bloggers per tag/award. If I’ve missed that you have done the award/tag already and aren’t up for doing it again, please just consider it an honourable mention*

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How To Train Your Dragon Book Tag

I would like to thank Kate @ Melting Pots And Other Calamaties for tagging me. Be sure to check out their post for the How To Train Your Dragon Book Tag. This tag looks incredibly fun and How to Train Your Dragon is one of my fav animated movies. However, I will not even pretend that I am not completely intimidated by the amount of questions LOL. So let’s get this show on the road! 

 

The Rules

You may use these graphics.

Link back to the original post and mention the creator (Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages).

Include the credits section at the bottom of this post.

Thank the blogger who tagged you.

Tag everybody, tag nobody, tag somebody.

Have fun!

Here we go!

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Hiccup started out as a failure to his people. He wasn’t adept at dragon killing. Suddenly, he knows the ins and outs of the creatures he is supposed to despise. He becomes popular, and in turn he tries to use his fame to create an alliance between the humans and the dragons. In the end, he changes the minds and hearts of everyone in Berk.

Half Bad by Sally Green 

*check out a review here*

 

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Astrid is the fierce female viking. She is strong and smart, the perfect contender to be a dragon killer. She is suspicious of Hiccup and eventually discovers his secret. Once she sees the beauty in and of the dragons, she is usually by Hiccup’s side. She stands for her beliefs and helps her friend to the very end.

KATSA

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

 

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Stoick the Vast. He is the leader of the vikings of Berk. He is strong, determined, and caring. He can be thoughtless, but he does feel responsible for his people. He loves his family. After a while, he sees reason and recognizes his son’s greatness. He is a proud man, but he is even more proud of his son in the end.

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown 

 

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Valka goes out on her own to live with the dragons. She knows untold secrets and comes out of nowhere in the second movie. She sees the world in a different light, like her son. Nowadays, most books are a part of a series. Authors have a hard time containing their words and creative worlds = lucky us!

The Fires of Invention by  J. Scott Savage

*check out a review here*

 

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Gobber is loyal and funny. He is a teacher, friend, blacksmith, and so much more. He supports Stoick and Valka, Hiccup, and all others. “He’s a bit gruff, but his heart is always in the right place.” (credit) If you were Gobber, which book characters would you ship?

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera they both die at the end

 

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Snotlout is impulsive. He speaks his mind and does what he wants. He is rude and also flirty. If he was a book lover, I’m sure he would buy a book because of an enticing cover, intriguing synopsis, or just because he can. Is there a book that you bought simply because?

S. by J.J. Abrams

 

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Family and friends are the most important aspect in one’s life. Sometimes the representations in books are optimal (while other times the representation is non-existent). Books can contain perfect, desirable relationships that we all want to be a part of, so choose a book with a family or friend bond that you wish were real in your own life.

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

 

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Fishlegs is intelligent. He knows dragons by the book, and by the book only. He inspires knowledge in himself and in others. As with Fishlegs, sometimes books make one want to learn something new, research a new topic, try a new experience, or go somewhere exciting. Name a book that makes you want to expand you horizons.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

 

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Toothless is a Night Fury. He is the only one left of his kind, making him extremely rare. He is loyal, fast, intelligent, and cute. Find the bookish equivalent to Toothless, a novel that is not read too often/under-hyped that you adore.

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative by Thomas King

*check out a review here*

 

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Those in the Boulder Class are solid and resilient. Meatlug in particular is tough, obstinate, slow, and lazy. Sometimes it is hard to pick up the motivation one needs to complete a task. Other times, there are bumps in the road, rocky obstacles that get in one’s way. Despite the struggle, we have to rise about the challenge and persevere.

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 by by Hiromu Arakawa 

 

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Not much is known about the Mystery Class, hence the name. Dragons in this class are cunning and stealthy making them feared above the others. Barf and Belch are a part of this conundrum. While they share one body, each head has it’s own personality. To be effective they must work together.

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill (Author), Gabriel Rodríguez (Artist)

*check out a review here*

 

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“Sharp Class dragons are vain and prideful, and they all possess sharp body parts.” (credit) These dragons are sleek and shine, honor and self-respect. They are beautiful and graceful with their pointed limbs and they know it.

Drag Teen by Jeffrey Self 

 

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Stoker dragons are small and unruly. They can literally set themselves on fire making them hotheaded. This class is an explosion in a tiny package. Find a book that is small, in physical size or page number, that is full of action, mystery, or willful characters.

Call Me by Your Name by  André Aciman

 

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Rare, powerful, inflexible, and loyal. These are some of the descriptor words for a dragon in the Strike Class. More prominent traits of the Strike Class also include blazing speed, cleverness, strength, and navigation. They are very rare, but very mighty. They are like a wild mustang horse: hard to train but loyal in the end.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan 

 

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As the title suggests, Tigal dragons are associated with water, specifically the ocean. Those in this class are usually larger than most other classes. Water can be soothing, but not with dragons. For most book lovers, we enjoy a relaxing read near the water (as long as your book doesn’t get wet). For dragons, find a book that matches their habitat in setting.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake

 

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“Natural born hunters, Tracker Class dragons have a highly acute sense of smell or taste that enables them to track down and find things.” (credit) Sadly, we humans are not trackers. There are some forms of books that are hard to find, like versions from other countries, special editions, hardcopy VS. paperback, ARCs, and more. Like Stormfly, these books are a torturing “mix of beauty and brutality.”

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp 

 

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There is a lack of knowledge about these dragons, so they have not yet been classified. They could be sorted in the future, but until then they are stuck in the shadows of information. Like debut authors and their books, they are new and haven’t had quite as much publicity and appearances in the book world to be fully understood.

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

 

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Dragons don’t like smoked eel of lunch. They flinch and cower from the striped delicacy. Like the eel, there are some books that people just won’t touch. It could be because of a passionately harsh fandom or because you don’t want the next book to ruin your experience with the previous. There are many reasons not to read a certain book, and while people will try to persuade you to pick it up, it is your choice to decide what you will read.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

 

Tag, you're it!!!

Media Shadow Reads

Literary Dust

It’s A Reader’s Life

Kirsty Reads

Milliebot Reads

Also, anyone who would like to do this Tag, but hasn’t been officially tagged yet….go for it! 

*I still have a ton of awards and tags to catch up on, and know many of you have already done most of these a few times over, so until I’ve caught up I’ll only be nominating around 5 bloggers per tag/award. If I’ve missed that you have done the award/tag already and aren’t up for doing it again, please just consider it an honourable mention*

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http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/shows/dragons/characters/index.html

http://howtotrainyourdragon.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Classes_(Franchise)

https://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/

All rights reserved To How to Train Your Dragon © Dreamworks Animation LLC.}

My Life In Books Tag

my life in books tag

 

I want to say thanks to MeltingPotsAndOtherCalamities for tagging me to do the My Life In Books Tag. Be sure to check out their post for the My Life In Books Tag …if you haven’t done so already. 

 

A Book For Each Initial

 

M- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

A- Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

N- No. 6 by Atsuko Asano & Hinoki Kino

I- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

A- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

C-  Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

A- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

L- Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez

 

B- Blue Is The Warmest Color by Julie Maroh

O- Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

O- On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

K- Kick-Ass by Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. & Rob Liefeld 

 

U- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

N- None Of The Above by I.W. Gregorio

I- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

C- Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

O- Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

R- Release by Patrick Ness

N- NightS by Kou Yoneda

 

****I tried to only pick books that I would recommend (albeit to varying degrees of “recommendation”), that I have read, and that if a part of a series is the first book. However, I got stumped with “U” so I had to put Ugly Love, but it is not a book that I would highly recommend.***

 

Age—Count Along Your Bookshelf

 

Nailbiter, Vol. 2: Bloody Hands by Joshua Williamson (Writer), Mike Henderson (Artist), Adam Guzowski (Colourist), John J. Hill (Letterer) 

23440085*not read Vol. 2 in this series yet, but have read and reviewed Vol. 1*

 

Book That Represents a Destination You Want To Travel To

 

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde 

*You can check out a review of this novel here*

 

Favorite Color

 

My favorite color is BLACK (…okay, my favorite ‘non-color’ is black 😛 )

Black Butler, Vol. 1 by Yana Toboso

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*not read, but have watched the anime*

 

Fondest Memory Of

 

The Caves of Perigord by Martin Walker 

 

Most Difficulty Reading

 

I have a Non-Fiction selection:  Hunger by Roxane Gay

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…And a Fiction selection: The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson

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*I deeply love both of these books, but they are “difficult reads” because they were emotionally taxing*

 

Which Book In Your TBR Pile Will You Get 
the Biggest Sense of Accomplishment From?

 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck 

*I will be so happy when I have finally finished this novel. I have been reading East of Eden since March of 2016. My progress has been devastatingly slow, but that is no indicator of my reading experience. I have been thoroughly enjoying this novel and it has become one of my favourites, even before completing it.*

 

Tag, you're it!!!

Imaginary Friends

Little Life Library

Queens of Nerdcraft

Booksaccino.

Bibliotique

Also, anyone who would like to do this Tag, but hasn’t been officially tagged yet….go for it!

*I still have a ton of awards and tags to catch up on, and know many of you have already done most of these a few times over, so until I’ve caught up I’ll only be nominating around 5 bloggers per tag/award. If I’ve missed that you have done the award/tag already and aren’t up for doing it again, please just consider it an honourable mention*

 

Mystery Blogger Award Part 1 & 2

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First, I want to extend a very big Thank You to both Ignited Moth and Ryuji’s Anime Review for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! Also, thanks to Okoto Enigma’s Blog for creating this Award! Please check out Ignited Moth’s post here and Ryuji’s Anime Review post here for the Mystery Blogger Award. As I’ve been nominated twice for the same award I’m going to be changing up the rules a tad and will be answering 3 questions from both of the awesome Bloggers that nominated me.

 

The Rules

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog

2. List the rules.

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)

9. Share a link to your best post(s)

So here goes….

3 Things About Me
  1. I write a blog
  2. I’m doing the Mystery Blogger Award
  3. I just had to think of 5 questions for the people I nominate and answer the questions for this award and I’m all out of thinking  power…clearly

 

1. If you had 2 hours to live what would you do?

Well, if I only had 2 hours left to live I would have a heck of a  lot of things to cram into that time. Firstly, I’d need to eat some of my favorite foods while listening to music, then I’d switch over to reading excerpts from some of my favorite books. Lastly I would make sure to leave instructions for who gets which of my books (lol) and also write notes for those I’m closest to. 

2. What type of food did you hate as a kid but love now?

I hated cooked Eggplant as a kid!

3. Of all the blogs you wrote, which one is your favourite?

Umm…if there’s anything you can learn from reading this blog, it’s that I’m indecisive as all hell. So…I’m going to pick two favorites: 

  1. How I Got Into Reading Manga And Watching Anime
  2. Changing My Book Buying Habits
4. What is your favorite work(s) of fiction to geek out over? 
(We’re talking books, TV & film, comics, etc.)

Books, comics, graphic novels, anime, and manga!

5. If you could torture your bitter enemy, how would you do it? 
(Wew…. weird questions for the win)

I don’t know! It would depend on the enemy. Different levels of torture and creativity determined by what put them in enemy territory. 

6. What was the last movie you watched?

Castle in the Sky (Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa)

...And The Nominees Are!!!

 

Books n All Book Promotion

Jena’s Book Blog

Red Headed Book Lover Blog

Real Tasty Pages

The Book Mediatator

 

*I still have a ton of awards and tags to catch up on, and know many of you have already done most of these a few times over, so until I’ve caught up I’ll only be nominating around 5 bloggers per tag/award. If I’ve missed that you have done the award/tag already and aren’t up for doing it again, please just consider it an honourable mention*

 

5 Questions

1. Who is your favorite side/supporting character? (Includes: any Anime, Manga, Movie, Novel, Comic, Graphic Novel, or T.V. show) 

2. If you could meet and hang out with any character, who would you choose? (Includes: any Anime, Manga, Movie, Novel, Comic, Graphic Novel, or T.V. show) 

3. Which fictional character would you want to have as a mentor? (Includes: any Anime, Manga, Movie, Novel, Comic, Graphic Novel, or T.V. show) 

4. Which fictional world would you want to live in for a month?  (Includes: any Anime, Manga, Movie, Novel, Comic, Graphic Novel, or T.V. show) 

5. Which fictional magic system do you wish you could be a part of? (Includes: any Anime, Manga, Movie, Novel, Comic, Graphic Novel, or T.V. show) 


 

Versatile Blogger Award Part 2!!

Hey guys! I just want to give another big thanks to meltingpotsandothercalamities for the award. I was nominated quite awhile ago, but…well…have been falling behind quite a bit on the blog. I’d like to fully apologize about this post going up early a couple times (please just ignore the previous posts if you were one of the people who saw it unfinished). If you haven’t yet, please check out her post and blog here.

THE RULES:
  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  •  Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice (At least)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)
7 More Unicorn Facts

1) I have a thing for hardcovers. Something I expect many fellow book bloggers may have in common, but when you’re tight on money…saying it makes things a bit difficult is an understatement. 

Graphic Hardcover Books Collection_10 Fubiz.net

 

2) I enjoy listening to all genres of music. The level of “like” varies from “LOVE” to “okay”, but there isn’t a music genre I’ve come across (at least so far) where I was unable to find a least one song I found enjoyable.

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3) I love learning about different cultures/religions. If I could major in Humanities centred around world religions, history, culture, literature, and philosophy for the rest of my life I’d be in heaven.

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4) I’m a 90’s baby. I die a little every time I come across kids that don’t know what VHS, Furbies, CD Walkmans, and Blockbuster is, or the greatness of Hey Arnold , Rugrats, and The Land Before Time 😥

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5) I’d like to one day try pottery. The random clips I’ve seen of people moulding has me convinced it must be fun, albeit a bit messy. 

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6) Some of you have probably guessed as much by now, but I occasionally write self notes and comments in my scheduled posts (some random, some post related brainstorming)…Unfortunately these comments/notes occasionally publish by accident (I swear WordPress has it out for me)…and tend to be written in some very colourful language.

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7) I love lightning and thunder. Common sense tells me I should be terrified, but in it’s place I feel incredibly excited. The second I see/hear it I always end up acting like a kid seeing snow for the first time.

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Nominations
  1. Mel To The Any
  2. Media Shadow Reads
  3. Hit or Miss Books 
  4. Sarah@ Between the Pages
  5. Ariana@ The Quirky Book Nerd

*I still have a ton of awards and tags to catch up on, and know many of you have already done most of these a few times over, so until I’ve caught up I’ll only be nominating around 5 bloggers per tag/award. If I’ve missed that you have done the award/tag already and aren’t up for doing it again, please just consider it an honourable mention*

 

Ouran Host Club Book Tag!

I’d like to give a big shout out to Meltingpotsandothercalamities for tagging me for another fun-to-do tag! Please head on over to her site, filled with reviews on books, Webtoons, and tags/awards if you haven’t already. Her site is filled with lots of fun to read posts. Please also take the time to check out her great answers in her post here

Sorry, this post went out a bit prematurely. If you are one of the few you saw it unfinished please forgive me

THE RULES:

  • Thank the person who tagged you!
  • ALWAYS PINGBACK TO CREATOR (icebreaker694) she wants to see your post.
  • Answer all the questions below! (You don’t have to watch the show to answer them.)
  • Tag 8+ bloggers!

 

QUESTIONS:

Theme Song- a misleading character. 

Guren Ichinose from Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph) both the anime and manga series

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Haruhi- A character every other character loves.

Gab from the Half Lost book series

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Tamaki- A character who started a movement.

Jonas from the Falling Kingdoms book series

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Kyoya- a character with parental issues.

Todaroki from My Hero Academia (Boku wa Academia) anime series

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Kaoru and Hikaru- Brotherly Love.

Edward & Alphone Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga/anime series

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Mori- A character who is scary on the outside 
but a bundle of fluff on the inside. 

Prince Kai from Royal Tutor (Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine) anime

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Honey- a character who loves to eat.

Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan anime

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Renge- A Tag Along character.

Manta Oyamada from Shaman King manga series

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Nekozawa- A Character who likes the dark side.

Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter (2011) anime

 

I TAG:

Zbourie

Pokeninja90 @bakphoontyphoon

Pet @ Books and Movies

Christina Mihai

Dominic Cuthbert @Thelittleanimeblog

My Fujoshi Life

Artistbybeauty

Acacia aurora @toritsukamanga

 

The Emoji Book Tag

This tag was so much fun to do! I have to give a big shout out to one of my favorite bloggers Sophie @Blameitonchocolate for tagging me in this one! Her blog, filled with reviews, tags, lists, and other fun to read posts is truly amazing, so please check out her posts and answers to the tag here. As for the rules, just pick and choose from 5 books and emojis then match them up.

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Rolling Eyes Emoji

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Dust Lands by Moira Young

  • Sadly, that whole Y.A. “love” (if I can even call it that) triangle thing completely killed this series for me. Sucks, because I was honestly enjoying it till then.

 

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Blushing Emoji

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Half Lost by Salle Green

  • Nathan is an ass, but that romance was totally blush worthy!

 

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Super Angry Emoji

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Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

  • I refuse to acknowledge this as the sequel to Seraphina. That ending…just no.

 

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Astonished Emoji

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Vagabond by Takehiko Inoue

  • I  never expected a historical fiction to be so good!! I was in quite the manga reading slump after devouring this masterpiece.

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Laughing Hard Emoji

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Seiho Boys High School by Kaneyoshi Izumi

  • The entirely inappropriate and raunchy humor had me dying with laughter almost every volume. Earned me quite a few concerned looks from the people around me.

 

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Heart Eyes Emoji

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A Shattered Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

  • I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS SERIES!!!! I’m a huge fan of A Seven Realms series so have been looking forward to reading this since the moment I heard of it’s release!

 

I TAG:

 

*I have a lot of tags/awards to catch up on so I may occasionally shorten the number of people I tag/nominate since so many of you have already done these tags/awards. Also, there’s never any pressure for you to actually do the tag/award or respond right away (I’m months behind myself lol). Feel free to just consider it an honorable mention* 🙂