Tag | Peculiar Tag


Today I bring you a brand new tag. I’m a bit late with this tag since I have been quite busy lately (and I’ve also been ill last week) and I had this on my drafts for a while… but here it is!!! So thank you Ana @Nerdy Bookworm for tagging me to do the Peculiar Tag. This tag was created by Jesse the Reader and you can watch his video here

Here we go:

1) Abandoned House:
A book that you abandoned but you end up giving a second chance.

Some years ago (I think maybe twelve), I started reading Dracula by Bram Stoker but wasn’t really into it and ended up putting it aside. When I had British Victorian Literature, I had to pick up Dracula again since my oral presentation was about it. I ended up loving it so much it became one of my favourite classics 😉

2) Vintage Pictures:
A book that you wanted to see illustrated.

Those of you who have read this book can understand why I picked up this book. The imaginary in this book is amazing and having it as a illustrated book – say, Tim Burton-ish style or even Guilhermo del Toro (okay, maybe they’re too dark but I love their talent!) – would be amazing 🙂

3) Loop:
A series you wouldn’t mind reading over and over again

Harry Potter of course!! I mean, once a Potterhead, always a Potterhead, am I right?

4) Peculiar Children:
An ability of a character that you would like to have

For this one I have to choose Avry from Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. Her power is to heal people with her touch and, come on, who wouldn’t love to be able to heal people?

5) Mrs. Peregrine:
A favorite character that is a leader

Can I say Tobias “Four” Eaton from Divergent by Veronica Roth? I mean, he ends up being technically like a leader and he is one of my ultimate favourite characters (and book boyfriend!) 😀

6) Jacob:
A story where a normal boy discovers a new world

Well… this one isn’t that hard since I’m going to pick up Harry Potter, again!

7) Emma:
A brave character

You know what, I always end up picking up Sorcha from Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (my Master) and/or Liadan from Son of the Shadows because these two characters are definitely the strongest ones I read and always look up to. If you guys want to read about two determined, independent, strong and simply amazing characters, these two books (well, the whole Sevenwaters saga) to read!

8) Millard:
A book that looks invisible but should be read for more people

I have to pick up a book I read this month which is The Petrified Flesh by Cornelia Funke. I LOVED this book and I don’t see that many people talk about it – I know, it’s a German book and all but, come on, Cornelia Funke wrote Inkheart (I didn’t read it but even I know about that one!). It’s an amazing fantasy book that I think everyone who simply likes the genre will adore 😉

9) Olive:
A book that you bought and went straight ahead to the top of your tbr

Well, I haven’t bought any book recently but I admit that as soon as I bought Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas it went straight to the top of my TBR – though I still need to re-read Crown of Midnight before picking it up (I’ve been a slow reader lately!)

10) Hugh:
A book that you read that gave you so many feels

Despite the obvious flaws and kind of weird canon theories and all, I have to go with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because it sure brought back a lot of feels when I read it!

11) Enoch:
A character you would bring back to life

Every single character J.K. Rowling has killed throughout Harry Potter (apart from the obvious evil ones!!) WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM ALL?! *ugly crying*

12) Bronwyn:
A physically strong character

Of course the kick-ass Celaena Sardothien because she can literally kill you with just a glance your way and have tea five seconds later 😉

This is one of my favourite fan-arts of Celaena (Aelin) by Charlie Bowater because she looks almost exactly as I pictured her. Check out Charlie’s work here.

13) Hollowgast:
A book that you read and you didn’t liked

The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz. Seriously, WHY DOES THIS BOOK EXISTS?! I never hated a book so much in my life!

14) Wights:
A book that looks like it used all the cliches you have already seen before

Bloodspell by Amalie Howard. I felt this book was too much Twilight meets A Discovery of Witches, it didn’t feel like anything new to me!

Who I Tag:

Well, this won’t be new because, as always, I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this tag! You know the drill, just say I tagged you and leave me know you did so I can check it out 😉


Would You Rather… Book Tag


I wasn’t directly tagged but Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff has basically tagged everyone who hasn’t done this tag so I thought “why not?”. I’ve seen people doing it and sound pretty amazing. And because I haven’t done a tag for a very long time, I’ve decided it was about time to change that.

So, here we go…

Would You Rather Tag

  1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones?

There are some great stand-alone books out there and some of them I have read (yes, I’m eyeing you The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Heart’s Blood!). But I am more of a trilogy sort of person. Seriously, I think that most of the books I own are trilogies or series. The fact that you still have a few books before saying goodbye to certain characters and stories is so good… of course that sometimes there are trilogies that didn’t deserve to have more than one book but, overall, I’d rather read trilogies 😉

2. Read only female or male authors? 

Most of the books I have were written by women but I don’t think we should choose an author based on their sex. Sure, I read a lot of female authors but there are a few male ones who I love dearly (Neil Gaiman for instance!). It just happened that I mostly read female authors… It’s nothing against men… it really just happens!

3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon? 

Since I don’t have a B&N here in Portugal, I sometimes have to buy books online… and I don’t use Amazon since I have to pay shipping taxes in both UK and US stores so I normally use TBD. Still, I  do love to go to book-stores… who doesn’t love to? Even if I happen not to buy a book there, the fact that we are surrounded by books is relaxing and it certainly calms me down when I’m in a terrible mood. I wish I had a B&N but the closest thing I have here is Bertrand 😀

4. All books become movies or TV shows?

It kind of depends on the book. There are books that only work better as a TV-show because they’re too big and/or have too information. And others that work wonders as a movie. But if I really need to pick one I would probably say TV-show. It could even be a 3 episodes show as long as the adaptation was faithful enough. Of course that we all know it won’t be a copy-paste of the book but I think that TV-shows allows the story to be more faithful than a movie would actually be. I mean, as long as the showrunners don’t stray too much of the story.

5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

I wish I could read 5 books per week. I would SO love that! So many books and so little time so imagine being able to read 5 books per week. How amazing would that be?! (I think you can see which I chose!)

6. Be a professional reviewer or author?

Author!! I love being a reviewer for my blog but I wish I could be a professional author more. I love writing but I feel that something is missing. And I can never finish my crazy ideas so, yeah… definitely Author!

7. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?

Read new ones I haven’t read before. What’s the point in loving reading if you’re constantly reading the same books even if they’re your favourites? Also, 20 new books could easily become your new favourite books so that’s a win-win for both sides 😛

8. Be a librarian or book seller?

Now, seriously, can I be both? Like, work as a librarian on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and the rest of the days as a book seller? Can I? Because, trust me, I can’t choose. Though I’d love to be a librarian, working at a bookstore would be so freaking cool. Imagine the amount of new books you’d get before they were released. And the signing sessions and new people… Okay, book seller has won the round!

9. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite?

I’m always really scared of stepping out of my comfortable zone but sometimes it feels great to do so. However, I do prefer my favourite genre. So, let’s say that I prefer to read my favourite genre but always with a different sub-genre to it so as to change a bit from now and then 😉

10. Only read physical books or eBooks?

Physical of course. Though I read a lot of ebooks because of NetGalley, whenever I have the opportunity I buy physical books. And when I love an ebook I read on my Kobo, I try to buy it physically so I can have it forever and ever and to pass it along my family for generations and generations to come. Who doesn’t love the touch, the smell, everything about a physical book?

Who am I going to tag? Just like Michelle, whoever wants to do this tag. This is a really fun tag to do so if you haven’t yet, consider yourself tagged. Plus, leave a link on the comments section so I can check out your preferences 😉