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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200 Followers!!

Hey everyone!! Sorry for the long absence, had quite a few life changes this year and couldn’t give the blog and my followers the attention deserved. I’ll be trying to go back to a regular schedule now, or at least post and visit everyone when I can.

Anywho, this is a tad bit overdue- as in three or so months *cough, cough*-but I’d still like to to give my heartfelt thanks to all of you for continuing/starting to follow maniacalbookuincorn (especially given all of this year’s vanishing acts). You’ve all helped me in various ways, and though I’m a bit late I still feel the need to say:

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The 2016/2017 TAG

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A big shout out and thank you to Artist By Beauty for the much appreciated tag!

Artist By Beauty is a great blog filled with anime/manga related posts and quite a few original posts on other various things like cool artwork, writing, and both inter well-being and outer beauty tips. If you haven’t already please swing by her site and original post by clicking: Here.

And here’s a shout out to this tags creator: David at theguywhosaidalwaysno (please click here to see his post).

Tag Rules:

1. Mention the creator of the TAG.

2. Use the image that you find in this article.

3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.

4. Answer the questions.

5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

The Questions:

1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Sloth, procrastination, anime/manga. Lol, I kid. Really it’s more like: Reading, manga/anime, procrastination. That’s much more accurate.

2. Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

This is a hard one. Umm… I’ll have to go with Collen Hoover and Hiromu Arakawa. Yes, those are both authors, but their masterful writing left me feeling like my life would never be the same afterward lol. 

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

Surprisingly enough it’s a local park nearby that I never knew existed. I’ve always loved forests and such so this took the top of the list. Otherwise, it would be the biggest library in my city….yup, that’s right up there too and for obvious reasons. 

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4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

Easy: The giant oatmeal chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies at The Planet Bakery, as well as the warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce with whipped cream at Nata’s Cafe. The large ass chocolate lava chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup topping at Red Lobster, and the giant, warm white chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a generous amount of chocolate syrup at….whatever that place was called. I LOVED THEM ALL!

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5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016 (even global event).

BookCon! Bookoutlet’s annual box sale! Both are the events I anticipate most each year, so of course, I have to go with that. And if I’m being honest I don’t really remember much of 2016 as things were pretty uneventful outside of that. 

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want link a photo.

Umm, well, books of course.

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I get the feeling there’s a running theme here, lol. 

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

  • Curb said procrastination (something I haven’t started yet but will….soon)
  • Donate rather than return/re-sell my unwanted books
  • Become better acquainted with my limitations and capabilities 

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

ANIME NORTH!! 

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Of course, this event already passed with me not going, but there is also Fan Expo coming up which I also hope to go to!

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9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Really, I can’t honestly just list one here….or really at any time I’m asked to name “just one” lol, so I’ll go with a place rather than a specific dish. I’d like very, very, very much to visit an all deserts restaurant at some point this year.

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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* 🙂

Book Blogger Insider Tag

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First, I want to extend a very big Thank You to Louise at geniereads for tagging me to do the Book Blogger Insider Tag! Also, thanks to Jamie at A Little Slice of Jamie for creating this Tag! 

It’s great to finally get around to completing the Book Blogger Insider Tag now that hiatus has ended. I am excited to answer these questions and hope that you all enjoy them.  

The Rules

1. Answer the Questions

2. Credit the Creator 

3. Tag 5 People 

4. Have Fun! 

So here goes….

1. Where do you typically write your blog posts?

Well, I usually write my blog posts on a laptop or desktop computer. Historically, I don’t have the greatest luck with using the App for writing posts…I’m just not tech savvy enough to get things to format correctly on there. In terms of physical location, I generally am either at home, on my commute to/from work, or at my desk at work on my break when I write blog posts.

2. How long does it generally take you to 
write a book review?

It honestly depends on the review! I’ve had book reviews that I’ve been able to have written and edited in about an hour and there are others that I’ve spaced out over a few days and written a few sentences or a paragraph at a time.

3. When did you start your book blog?

The official start of this Blog was on July 19, 2016. OMG, I completely missed the Anniversary while I was on hiatus….which just makes me feel worse about it! I don’t think I like this question lol. Book Blogging is an incredibly amazing experience and I have been absolutely loving it!

4. What is the worst thing about having 
a book blog in your opinion?

Ummmm…this is a hard one! I think that finding a balance between blogging and dealing with all the things of life that are happening outside of the internet. It has been an interesting ordeal to find a way to prioritize blogging and meet other obligations.

5. What is the best thing about having 
a book blog in your opinion?

By far, and I think this is true for most Book Bloggers, having a space to talk -and geek the hell out- about the books that I have read.

6. What blog post have you had 
the most fun writing so far?

The post that I had the most fun writing was my Congratulations Me post where I announced the official beginning of this Blog. It’s the most “fun” because it’s technically the post that started, and kicked off, this entire experience!

7. What is your favorite type of blog post to write?

BOOK REVIEWS!!! These types of posts are the main purpose and driving force behind this Blog. They’re the reason I was inspired to begin this experience.

8. When do you typically write?

I tend to write whenever I can. Due to my work schedule I am unable to really find a set time that I am able to dedicate to blogging.

9. Do you review every book you read?

NOPE! I don’t want to say that it would be impossible, but I don’t know how’d I’d get anything else done…or at the very least I would have to cut down on reading time and use that time to write reviews. Which in some way feels like it would be defeating the purpose.

10. How do you write your book reviews? 
With a cup of coffee or tea? 
With Netflix? Cuddled with your fur baby?

Ideally with no distractions around. I am very easily distracted and so I try to have as little temptations around as possible.

11. When do you write your book reviews? 
Right after finishing the book? 
Two weeks after finishing the book?

It depends…some of the reviews I’ve written have been on books that I read before even starting this blog. With books that I have read recently, or specifically for the purposes of reviewing, I try to sit with the story for a few days before writing out my thoughts. I try to take some time to gather my thoughts and feelings about the story and find ways to best communicate those things through writing….especially if I had very strong feelings about the book.

12. How often do you post?

I post Book Reviews twice per week (Tuesdays and Fridays). I also post a Highlight/Wrap-Up post and an Original Content post each month.

Tag, you're it!!!

Annike and Zoe @ Twin Tales

Krysti @ YA and Wine

Late Night Reading

Anime Girls NYC

Ayesha @ The Writing Whale

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

*NO PRESSURE to any of the Bloggers to complete this Tag or respond right away! I did try to check to make sure that you all participate in Tags and/or have not done The Book Blogger Tag as yet. If you are unable to participate please consider this an Honorable Mention! Thanks All!

 

Pre-Hiatus Review Highlights

Hey guys! I’d just like to do an overall highlight of some of the reviews posted before I went on hiatus. I missed doing one for the months prior and would still like to highlight a few, so here’s a condensed overview of the reviews I posted before going on break (Click on the title to read more):

Best Snowball (Series)
*By “Snowball” I mean a series/book that starts incredibly slow, but is worth the wait*

Shaman King, Vol.1: A Shaman in Tokyo by Hiroyuki Takei

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The series is about a young Shaman named Yoh, who in the first volume is starting at a new school in Tokyo…Through a series of events which involve ghosts, supernatural occurrences, and encounters with a “thug” named Ryu, Manta and Yoh become friends…In this volume we are introduced to Admidamaru, a 600-year-old samurai ghost and to a fellow Shaman named Ren who has a particularly sinister interest in Yoh and Admidamaru…

I give Shaman King, Vol. 1: A Shaman in Tokyo a rating of 7 out of 10 Unicorn Horns. Overall the story was not amazingly entertaining, but that did not bother me at all because the story quickly picks up towards the end and you can easily identify the main focus/purpose of this initial volume in the series.

Best Artwork

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

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After their father is killed, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode move to the family estate, Keyhouse in Lovecraft, Massachusetts with their mother Nina….The youngest of the Lovecraft siblings, Bode, comes across a key that unlocks a Ghost Door which separates the soul of the person who “walks” through from their body. In the nature of all good fiction the story is not easy sailing from then on and the family soon has much more to worry about than just healing and moving forward.

I give Locke and Key a well deserved 7.25 Unicorn Horns out of a possible 10. In addition to the well executed storyline this graphic novel has exceptional artwork. Gabriel Rodríguez’s illustrations in this series is mind-blowing and his art style lends itself so well to the story.

Best Character Development

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1 by Mizuho Kusanagi

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Yona of the Dawn is a fantasy set in a kingdom called Kohka. The story centers around main character princess Yona as she prepares for her 16th birthday. Yona, the only child of widow King IL, is a pampered young lady, but things quickly change. Very quickly. As most know nothing good happens for royalty on their coming-of-age birthdays. 

Rating: 8.5/10 Unicorn Horns. I did NOT at all expect for this story to turn out the way it did. I can promise watching this fiery spirited princess transition into a determined warrior with open eyes to the reality of her kingdom is every bit worth it.

Most Thought-Provoking Story

The Beauty, Vol. 1 by Jason A. Hurley & Jeremy Haun

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“Two years ago , a new sexually transmitted disease took the world by storm. This S.T.D. was unlike any other that had come before. This was a disease that people actually wanted. “Victims” of this epidemic were physically changed by the virus. Fat melted away, thinning hair returned, skin blemishes faded, and their facial features slimmed. It became known as the beauty.” Pg. 1 of The Beauty

Rating: 9.5/10 Unicorn Horns! One thing I loved was the bits of real life socially controversial thoughts and ideas about beauty woven in here and there…

One Lovely Blog Award!

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RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  3. Share 7 things about yourself
  4. Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  5. Include this set of rules
  6. Inform your nominees

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They have all been very late, but I’m incredibly happy to have gotten so many awards for the blog! A big thank you to Sophie for this nomination! If you don’t already know Sophie’s Blame It On Chocolate Blog is filled with a ton of great book reviews using unique and mouth watering chocolate graphics, and an occasional post on other things like Loot Creates and anime reviews. You can view her blog and her fun to read award answers by clicking: here.

7 More Unicorn Facts

1) My first ever tattoo! I’ve LOVED the look of tattoos so naturally I have always wanted to get one, but have kept putting it off. Seeing as how I’m such an indecisive person, I was afraid I’d quickly grow bored of something so permanent. Now after doing tons of research and thinking I’ve finally figured out what I’d like to do! And am sure I won’t regret my choice.giphy (2)

2) Disney, Pixtar, DreamWorks, etc. I love them ALL. I sometimes get odd looks when I admit this one, but I still love watching animated kids movies. Even in theaters. It helps to have younger relatives to take to the movies.

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3) I have always been into various arts and crafts and D-I-Y projects. I often find myself looking up new D-I-Y projects, trying to figure out how to do various arts and crafts (mainly book related) thing myself. Making my own bookmarks, bookends, and bookish bracelets are just some of the things I’ve tried out. 

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4) As a kid I used to bring just about any stray- a ton of cats- home. This…unfortunately included a couple wild animals (a few baby birds and a squirrel). So even though I was really quiet and usually opted not to socialize with the human race, I quickly became the go-to person in my neighborhood for petsitting and most animal related problems.

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5) I’ve got a green thumb. Keeping and caring for all those animals, both stray and pets alike was all quite costly…much too costly. So now, until I’m certain I can financially afford it, I’ve substituted said stray animals and pets with dozens of houseplants. 

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6) Recently I somehow came to develop a “strong appreciation” (a.k.a borderline obsession) with art books for anime/manga. It makes sense in a way considering my habit of looking up fan art on anime/manga I really enjoyed and lovingly gazing at posters, but I can’t say I thought I’d ever be so into it.

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7) Lastly, I am an expert at procrastination. I have tried many times to properly schedule things so I don’t leave it to the last minute, but for unknown reasons it usually doesn’t work out…

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Nominations:

  1. The Book Heathen
  2. Kirsty’s Book Reviews
  3. The Book of Meghan
  4. Myopinionsblog
  5. Media Shadow Reads
  6. Pokeninja@ bakphoontyphoon
  7. MorganFaye @mybookjourneysite
  8. Eve Messenger
  9. Ayesha @The Writing Whale
  10. Daiyamanga

*I look forward to reading everyone’s response, but of course there is no pressure to get to it right away or to do it if you already have multiple times :)*

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Rules
  • Show the award on your blog & thank the person who nominated you
  • Share 7 different facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  • Link your nominees & let them know of your nomination

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was nominated to do The Versatile Blogger Award by Sophie at the *A-M-A-Z-I-N-G* Blame It On Chocolate Blog! Sophie nominated me quite a while ago, so most of you may have read what they wrote for this Award, but if you haven’t please head over there and read the post that they did for The Versatile Blogger AwardWell, seeing as how it has taken me so long to get around to doing this post…let’s jump right in! 

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The 7 Unicorn Facts 
  1. It is incredibly difficult for me to pass disorganized and improperly shelved books at the bookstore and be able to resist the urge to rearrange them correctly. Even my bookish best friend sometimes can’t hold back from chuckling at me when I’m reorganizing shelves on one of our many trips to Chapters.                                             giphy (4)
  2. Let me preface this fact by just stating that I do not own a VCR. However, I do own a VHS collection of mostly children movies. It’s mostly for nostalgic purposes…or so I shall say because hilariously enough, I started collecting them after not having a VCR for years upon years. So, yup I’m going to play the nostalgia card on that one!   giphy (3)
  3. I can “play” the Violin, Piano, and Guitar. I can play each with a varying degree of skill and I’m not a prodigy or anything with any of those instruments, but I absolutely love it.                                                                                                                        giphy (2)
  4. Almost everyone I eventually become acquainted with says that when they first met me they thought I was incredibly quiet, unapproachable, and reserved. Although I do have a case of RBF, I’m actually quite “haunted” and have random outbursts of giddy foolishness that most would never have expected from me…well, that is until they really get to know me and then I feel comfortable enough to be my genuine weird, creepy self around them. blwtnbtcmaeugvg
  5. I LOVE DESSERTS! I just love them so much! A lot of people prefer savoury foods over sweet foods, but I’m a definite sweets lover. I have a particularly prominent obsession with cookies. Team Dessert all the way 🙂   giphy (1)
  6. I adore art and creativity. I am not an artist, by any stretch of the imagination, but I love sketching, painting and making drawings of the most random stuff. I have absolutely no skill on a level that I could allow myself to consider myself an artist, but I love creating and illustrating, and it’s one of my longest maintained hobbies.giphy  
  7. I have an incredibly huge weak spot for boxed sets of novels, manga, and graphic novels. There’s just something about having a collection, or portion, of a series contained within a uniformed and beautifully decorated box! In my defense…it’s both practical (for storage and preservation purposes) and cost effective to collect a series in a boxset.  

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The 15 Nominees 
  1. Ryuji’s Anime Review 
  2. Fragglepuss 
  3. D Talks Anime 
  4. Melting Pots And Other Calamities 
  5. 100 Word Anime  
  6. Mel To The Any  
  7. MovieJoltz   
  8. Redheaded Book Lover  
  9. Emma the Book Lover 
  10. Hit or Miss Books  
  11. Doddy About Books 
  12. Purple Pancake Blog 
  13. The Book Heathen  
  14. Books We Left Unread   
  15. It’s A Reader’s Life   

I will contact each nominee throughout the week and let you all know that you’ve been nominated. I tried to make sure that everyone I nominated had not already done this Award, or at the very least, had not done it in the past few months! I look forward to reading all of your posts for the Versatile Blogger Award! 

THANKS FOR READING!

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