The Rabbit Ears Book Tag


Book Tag

Hey everyone! I just created this new book tag called “The Rabbit Ears Book Tag” and I just wanted to give everyone a gist of how this works by starting off the tag myself! So, here we go!

The questions for this tag are:

The Fool and the Flying Ship

1. The Fool and the Flying Ship:  Favorite Book that made you laugh

My favorite book that made me laugh was Allie Brosh’s “Hyperbole and a Half!”  The illustrations were hilarious and the narrative was so unique!

The Velveteen Rabbit
2. The Velveteen Rabbit:  Favorite Book that made you cry

I cried so much during John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” The ending just broke me to pieces.

John Henry
3. John Henry:  Favorite Book that inspired you

Neil Gaiman’s “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” inspired me to see the power of reading and it just made me appreciate books a lot more!  Also, has a strong female protagonist!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:  Favorite Book that scared you

The scariest book I’ve read so far was Stephen King’s “Carrie,” as the idea about someone using their telepathic powers to slaughter a school was pretty creepy to me!

The Emperor and the Nightingale
5. The Emperor and the Nightingale :  Favorite Book that took place in a foreign country

I really enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s “Cinder” as it took place in New Beijing and I just loved the Chinese culture explored in that book.

Follow the Drinking Gourd
6. Follow the Drinking Gourd:  Favorite Book about Diversity

Brian K. Vaughan’s “Saga” series was always a fantastic book that promoted diversity and I just loved the characters in that series!  Also, Kurtis J. Wiebe’s “Rat Queens” series is a close second!

East of the Sun West of the Moon
7. East of the Sun West of the Moon:  Favorite Book about Romance

I have read a lot of romance novels that really hit me to the core, so I chose Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ novel “Kiss An Angel” since it was the most powerful romance novel I had read yet!

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin

How the Camel Got His Hump
8. How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump:  Most Unusual Book You’ve Read

The most unusual (and favorite) book I’ve read was Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere” as it was full of bizarre moments that twisted my mind, but made me love the book even more!

Pecos Bill
9. Pecos Bill:  Favorite Book that was adventurous and action packed

Probably the most action packed comic I’ve ever read was Joss Whedon’s run on “Astonishing X-Men.” Every moment was pretty much an intense ride for the X-Men!

The Bremen Town Musicians
10. The Bremen Town Musicians:  Favorite Book about Friendship

Lisa Kleypas’ “Wallflower” series was a fantastic series that was about the friendship between a set of women who are trying to get married and yet try to stay close to each other as much as possible. I just loved their humorous and witty dynamic with each other!

A Gingerbread Christmas
11. A Gingerbread Christmas:  Favorite Book that was holiday themed

Jill Shalvis’ “Simply Irresistible” took place during Christmas time and it was such a heartwarming and hilarious story that made me feel good inside!

Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby
12. Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby:  Favorite Book with a rivalry between two characters

Alan Moore’s “Batman: The Killing Joke” was probably my most favorite interpretation of the rivalry between the Joker and Batman!

The Five Chinese Brothers Book Cover
13. The Five Chinese Brothers:  Favorite Book about family

I have always loved Lisa Kleypas “Hathaway” series as the Hathaway family go through some tough times, but they still stick together no matter what!

Anansi

14. Anansi:  Favorite Book that has animal characters

Patricia Briggs’ “Moon Called” does have a werewolf in the book, so I would definitely count that!

Rip Van Winkle
15. Rip Van Winkle:  Book you fell asleep through

Mary Balogh’s “A Summer to Remember” sort of put me to sleep. Maybe, I’ll give that book a second chance since I didn’t finish reading it the first time.

And the people I nominate are:

  1. Alyssa @ Under Review
  2. Aentee @ Read at Midnight
  3. Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
  4. Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
  5. Trisha-Ann @ The Bookgasm Blog
  6. Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
  7. Liam @ Liam’s Library
  8. Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
  9. Nicole @ Away in Neverland
  10. Aetheristrux @ The Amazing Life of a Bookworm
  11. Cherry @ Read Forevermore
  12. The Bibliosanctum
  13. Erika and Miedjel @ Partners in Books
  14. Anna @ My Bookish Dream
  15. Yvo @ It’s All About Books

The Reading Habits Tag


Hey everyone!  I’m doing another tag that I just saw over at It’s All About Books and this looks to be pretty interesting! Here we go!

 

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I usually read in my room since it’s the most comfortable place in the house for me to read.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

It depends on what I have on hand at the moment, but I usually use a bookmark when I’m reading.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

I usually stop after a certain amount of pages, such as I’m always stopping after 10 or so pages whenever I read for awhile.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

Sometimes I eat and drink while I’m reading.  I mostly drink Green Tea and coffee and eat some chips or a sandwich while I’m reading.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I usually listen to music when I’m reading.  I rarely watch TV when I’m reading because the TV distracts me a lot when I’m reading.

One book at a time or several at once?

I usually read one book at a time since I have a hard time trying to juggle several books at one time.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I read practically everywhere, especially when I go out, I usually go to the park to read.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

I usually read out loud, except when I’m out in public, I read to myself.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Not really.  I try to read everything on the page, except when it comes to a passage that is taken from a song, then I tend to skip over those.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I like to keep my books as new as possible, so I rarely bend the spine of my books.

Do you write in your books?

No, I don’t like to write in my books, unless I am taking notes for a class assignment.

And now I nominate…

  1.  April @ Between the Pages
  2.  Lauren @ Bookmark Lit
  3. Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
  4. Book Nerd Status
  5. Claire @ Coffeeholic Bookworm
  6. Analee @ Book Snacks
  7. Jaay @ Reckless Indulgence
  8. The Bibliotheque
  9. Tea, Book and Me
  10. Parneet @ The Enchanted Book

How I Read Book Tag


Hey everybody!!!  This is actually my very first Tag post for this blog, so I’m really excited to do this book tag!  I found this tag on It’s All About Books and since it was opened to anyone interested in doing this tag, I decided to try it out myself!  So, here we go!

 

1. How do you find out about new books to read?

I usually find out about new books through book sites, mostly through Goodreads and Booklikes since those are the sites I go to the most for new books.  I also look at other book blogs for new book releases.

2. How did you get into reading?

I started reading ever since I was little and the first book I’ve ever read was “The Cat in the Hat” and after reading that, I just started getting into reading even more books!

3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?

When I was younger, I used to read mainly fantasy books and even though I still read fantasy books from time to time, I’ve also broaden out to romance novels since then.

4. How often do you buy books?

I usually buy books at least once a month, depending on whether or not I drop by a bookstore during that month, although I would love to go shop for books every week!

5. How did you get into Book reviewing?

I first got into book reviewing starting in 2007 and I used to do my reviews on Epinions, but ever since that website shut down, I’ve been posting most of my book reviews on my other book blog Rabbit Ears Book Blog.

6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

I usually get baffled about how good the first part of the book was and then I get disappointed when the ending turned out to be terrible.  It gets even worse if the story is a standalone and there is no sequel to wrap up the loose ends of the ending.

7. How often do you take a “sneak peak” at the end of a book to see if there is a happy ending?

I usually try not to peak at the end of the book to find out if there is a happy ending or not since I don’t want to be spoiled, but sometimes it pops up occasionally if I’m really interested in knowing how things are going to end.

8. Who are you going to tag?

The following people I am going to tag are:

  1. Aimee @ Deadly Darlings
  2. Camille @ Girl Meets Books
  3. Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
  4. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
  5. Jasmine Pearl Reads
  6. Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland
  7. Overflowing Bookshelves
  8. Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff
  9. Meena @ Tattooed Pages
  10. Danni Mae