Tag Tuesday

OMG This Song Book Tag

Hey Everyone! So Today I’ve decided to stick with doing a Tag Tuesday post, and I have been in LOVE with watching people’s OMG This Song Book Tags so I figured, why not turn it in to a blog post? So This was made by KatesBookDate and you can find the original video by clicking on her name there. I don’t want to spend a whole lot of time talking before hand because this is going to be another long one, I’m going to try to insert the music videos as well, so let’s get in to the books!

1. MY JAM – a song you MUST listen to every time it comes on, no matter how old or how many times you’ve listened to it / a book you’ll never get sick of

3

I really don’t care how many times they play Shape Of You on the radio I will listen to it, I just love it so much. Same goes with Harry Potter. It really doesn’t matter how many times I end up reading the series I will fall in love with it every single time.

2. THROWBACK – a song that reminds you of the cringest time of your life / a book that also reminds you of this time (or just something you wouldn’t like as much if you picked it up for the first time now)

 


237012

Holy Throw Back Batman. This reminds me of High School when I would wear band Ts to school every day and dye my hair crazy colors thinking I was so cool and so different when really I was still hanging out with all my sport friends from playing Volleyball and being friends with the in crowd. I thought I was so cool and different, oh goodness. 10th Kingdom really reminds me of this time because my mom and I were in love with the TV mini series that they did and we ordered the set which included the book and man was it a big book but I loved it so much it didn’t matter.

3. REPLAY – a recent song you have on repeat right now / a recent favorite book


31931941

I have been and always will be a Demi fan, so when she has new music drop I always have to give it a listen, but this song I literally just want to keep playing over and over because it is so good! We also all know I can’t talk about recent favorites without mentioning Eliza and Her Monsters, come on you have to know me a little by now.

4. GETS ME – this song IS ME / this book is me in book form


282457071
Of course, I loved Fall Out Boy back when I was younger, and still love them now, but this new song of theres really speaks to me. If I can get through this, I can do anything. Seriously, with all the things going on in my life right now if that line isn’t true then I’m going to be pretty screwed when I come out of all of this, but it has to be true and it’s helped me a lot. Queens of Geek, I mean come on, every nerdy person that reads this book has an opportunity to connect with these characters and I have never felt more connected to a character then I did while reading this.

5. WUT – weird but I like it? – a unique book that stuck out to you for whatever reason

PARENTAL ADVISORY ALERT THIS SONG IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES


23395680
So I love Logic, I saw him in concert last year with G-Eazy and ugh it was the best day I probably had that whole year (except for the other concert I saw G-Eazy at too) but he came out with some new music this year which is super exciting. I have to say the way this one starts is definitely different but once he gets to the verse holy cow does this song speak to you, it’s pretty insane. With Illuminae, I went in trying to keep an open mind since the whole book is written in emails and documents and things of that nature, and it really did a good job of telling a story. The first two books did so well in making me love them that I pre-ordered #3 that comes out next year so I could send in my receipt just to be killed off in that book.

6. LET’S GO – best pump up song (for workouts or just life) – a book that inspired you


28686840
There is something about this song that when it comes on I just want to get up and start moving. The beat really sticks with you and makes it super easy to get caught up in, that is for sure. With Holding Up The Universe, I don’t know if i’d say it “inspired” me but it definitely gave me a different point of view and helps me to push myself a little more each day. It’s a pretty amazing story if I say so myself.

7. CHILL – fav chill, relaxing song / a book you’d curl up with and read on a rainy day

I picked this song out awhile ago, and it’s so hilarious that he’s back in the news for doing his bad boy things, but this song is really calming. I also heard it at the gym the other day and wondered how people can get hype to this song because it just makes me wanna chill out. For the book portion of this I’m not going to pick a specific book. Any contemporary I would gladly spend the day curled up in some blankets reading it and getting wisked in to that world.

8. ADDICTING – guilty pleasure song – one that’s catchy and addicting but not a whole lot of substance / guilty pleasure/trashy/fast/light read


10507293

So funny story time. Liam was always my favorite in 1D so when I heard he had a new song of course I started listening to it all the time, but it has Quavo and a little more of a hip hop vibe to it which makes me like it even more. I’m so addicted to this song it’s my Boyfriend’s text tone on my phone so I can hear it all the time, no lie. With The Selection, I’ve heard so many people talk so badly about this series but I just ate it up, I’m actually going to continue it next month for the Read-A-Thin and I’m so excited to get back to America and Maxon and see what happens!

9. NOSTALGIA – throwback you look back on fondly / a book you read forever ago that you look back on fondly or reminds you of a happy childhood time


19448
Ok come on, I was  kid of the 90’s of course my nostalgic song is going to be *Nsync (we all know they were the better boyband anyway). I saw them in concert when I believe I was about 9 years old and I have never been in such a loud place, I couldn’t hear for hours after that night. Now this book, oh my gosh, honestly anything by Meg Cabot takes me back to grade school but really All American Girl I think is the one that I loved the most from her, and the sequel. I can’t even tell you how many times I read this book when I was younger, just that I loved it every single time.

So that’s my OMG This Song Book Tag. Gives you a bit of an idea how my music tastes are all over the place! I don’t mind though. So I have decided that I’m going to tag Amanda at A Court of Books and Love because I really want to see what her picks will be with her music taste! If you want to do this tag too consider yourself tagged then! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you tomorrow!

dcde1-chelsea

Tag Tuesday

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag!!

Welcome to the blog! Today I am deciding to start something new. I did make a youtube channel, but with how my brain works it’s been a little difficult to work on videos for it, and I’ve been seeing a tag all over the place I’ve really been wanting to do. So I’ve decided I’m just going to being the Tag to the blog! Why not! We’re officially in July which means the first 6 months of the year are already gone, where did they go?? There are 15 questions and this is kind of like a mid year check in to see how your reading is going so far this year and I think it’s such a cool idea. This tag was originally created by Read Like Wildfire and Earl Grey Books both on Youtube. I have read a total of 55 books this year, and my Goodreads goal was for 50 so I have already surpassed it! I am so excited to be doing this tag, let’s get in to the books! (p.s. I’m doing something else a little different, click the book cover for the goodreads page instead of a link!)

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

31931941Honestly, I don’t really think there can be any surprise here after yesterday’s post. This book was just so beautiful on so many levels. I absolutely adored Eliza because while reading this, seeing what she was going through made me realize I’m both not alone and I’m not crazy for having the same feelings. Yes most of my friends are online, yes I don’t go out much, which isn’t great, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still a normal person right. Plus the fact that she had such strong anxiety that had just started with her in high school really stood out to me because that was when I had my first panic attack as well. Just, read this book if you haven’t read it already because it’s such a game changer for books this year.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

29236299Not going to lie, I feel kind of cheaty with this one. Don’t get me wrong I really liked Gemina, honestly it was so mind blowing it took me a bit to sit after I finished it and figure out what in the world exactly had happened and what that meant, same thing with Illuminae as well. That’s why I’m so excited for the third book to come out next year. But seriously, this is the only sequel I’ve read this year. What in the world am I doing with myself??? I think I need to set a goal to work on some series’ for the remainder of the year. I have read a couple first books but just haven’t picked up more from there. I’m terrible I know, feel free to shame me for this because maybe I’ll end up fixing it then.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

28458598Let’s be completely honest, I have way way way too many 2017 releases on my shelves that I need to read, and I just keep grabbing more from the library because, well, I have a problem. But if I had to pick one that would be at the top of my list it would be When Dimple Met Rishi, just because I was so hyped for this book at the start of the year, and then I finally got my copy when it was released, and haven’t been able to pick it up since I got it. It came mid slump at the start of June last month and it’s just really killing me I haven’t picked up one of my most anticipated reads so far. This is of course at the top of my owned tbr books, once I get through this big pile of library books that is

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

29385546Speaking of most anticipated books of the year. I have to admit when I first saw the cover of the book when it was released I really wasn’t feeling it at all so it didn’t pull me in like most books do when I first hear about them, but let me tell you, it’s growing on me. Now of course I don’t want to read this book only for it’s cover, although to be honest I have bought books purely on that basis before, I’m actually pretty excited because it is yet another book about gaming. I know there aren’t actually a whole lot of those out there so for such a big author to be writing one, I am so unbelievably stoked for it because I am just such a big gaming nerd, it’s probably equally comparable to what a book nerd I am as well.

5. Biggest disappointment.

28763485Let me first say, please don’t hate me for this. I know so many people just absolutely love this book, but man let me tell you, it was a giant let down for me. I’ve read some really terrible books this year, but I wasn’t as excited for them as I was for this book. I started off my year reading Everything, Everything and I just fell in love with it. So when I heard about The Sun Is Also A Star, I knew I needed to pick it up because I liked her other book so much, I should love this one too. Wrong. I don’t want to go too in to it for fear of spoilers, but I also want to mention I get she was making light of Insta Love in this book, but I feel like it could have been done in a different way, and the Epilogue just frustrated the hell out of me.

6. Biggest surprise.

16068905Again, I know I’ve picked something a ton of people have loved and I knew it had a good rep, but the thing with Fangirl is, I tried to read this book last year. I think I made it a little over 100 pages or so in to it and sat it down and lost complete interest in it. I just wasn’t in to the story or the characters and it wasn’t grabbing my attention. But I guess sometimes that’s all based on what’s currently influencing your reading, because I picked this back up this year and just flew through it. I loved Wren and I loved the story and I grew to either like or dislike certain characters and I was really pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this book even though I had such a hard time with it last year.

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

31931941 17661416

I mean come on, did you expect anyone else??

8. Newest fictional crush.

160968241

To be completely honest, I’m partially only answering this because I know the reactions I’m going to get out of people that have read this entire series. Myself, on the other hand, have only read the first book in the series. So I will give you a second to think about what my possible answer to this might be. Yup, if you guessed Tamlin then you’re right!! I know that in the next two books people pick Rhys over Tamlin, but I have to tell you at the end of book one, I can only barely tolerate Rhys and my heart goes out for Tamlin. He went through so much stuff watching Feyre go through what she went through, and he tried to protect her, I just, like I said, my heart.

9. Newest favorite character.

30653853

Molly Peskin-Suso. I love this girl with my whole heart. She is so stinkin similar to me it’s not even funny. She’s so easy to connect with, and she’s adorable, and thinks the same way. I loved seeing her grow and seeing her trying to figure things out. Plus it just really touched my heart her trying to figure out if boys liked her or not and oh my gosh one does so what do I do with myself now? I just loved it so much, I really recommend reading Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda first because if you don’t then there’s a bit of a spoiler in this one for that so I’d suggest it first.

 

10. Book that made you cry.

16143347

Ok so I really don’t want to say too much about this book because holy cow has the secrecy with it been so real. I didn’t really know much going in to it except that it was about a group of teenagers that vacation on an island every summer together, and apparently they were liars. I really was enjoying the book reading everything after an accident happened and seeing how things were going, but the plot twist though. I really did not see it coming and that’s why I don’t want to tell anymore, except this. I cried like a little baby. I really didn’t expect what happened to be what happened and my heart was just so broken and I just couldn’t believe it, but it was still such a good read, I really recommend it.

11. Book that made you happy.

28245707

If you have not read this book yet let me ask you one thing, what are you doing with yourself? Seriously, I know the end of it is a little exaggerated, but after everything that goes on and everything that happens between the three friends during this convention, they deserved it. Again this was a book with a main character that has anxiety, high social anxiety, and it just made it so easy for me to connect with her. I hate going out in public and having to do things so I could understand where she was coming from. All the representation in this book is just amazing and it should automatically be added to your TBR if you haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

mv5bmjuynta3mtaym15bml5banbnxkftztgwoteymtkymje-_v1_

Honestly I really haven’t seen that much new TV or Movies this year so this was kind of hard for me to figure out. I know this movie didn’t come out this year but HEY I read it this year so it counts for me. Also I read the book AFTER seeing the movie and I have to say they did a pretty good job doing the adaptation. Reading the book made me feel like I was rewatching the movie, although I really want to rewatch it again. But all in all this was a really good book to film adaptation and I think the second one actually came out just recently so maybe I need to add that to my list to watch!

 

13. Favorite video you have done so far in this year

So clearly I’ve only done one video this year, so I don’t think I can count videos. So instead I’ll pick my favorite blog post, which would have to be my Emojiathon TBR post. I just loved being able to sit down and think of tons of different books to fit the emojis and I had such faith beforehand that I would be able to read a whole lot of those books.

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

18584855

 

Now, this book’s cover may not look that pretty. But in person I know it looks a lot better. Also, this book naked, oh my god. It is so gorgeous. I don’t know why and maybe it makes me a little bit creepy but I LOVE seeing what books look like without their dust jackets. I just really do, and if they have a pretty cover without the dust jacket then I am freaking sold. Next time you’re at a bookstore just take a peek behind the cover and you will so understand what I’m talking about.

 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

28491054 32048554 20603758 23655201 32078787 32075671

Honestly these are all just a bare minimum of what I really need to get read this year, but for sure will have to be gotten to in the second half of the year.

So if you’ve done this tag in whatever format please feel free to leave a link below, I’ve been binging on them and I love to see how everyone is doing. Also if you want to talk about any of these books feel free to do so as well, I clearly love talking about books! I’ll hopefully see you all tomorrow!
dcde1-chelsea