The “I Never” Book Tag!

Hallo, leute!Today, I’m doing the “I Never” Book Tag! The tag was originally created by LizziefayeLovesBooks on YouTube! Los geht’s!

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1. “I never read that!” Name a book that you’ve never read, that everyone else has.

For this one, I’m going to have to go with practically everything by John Green. I love John Green’s work on YouTube but I’ve never actually read any of his books (excepting a little excerpt of TFIOS).

2. “I never read anything so awesome!” Name your favorite book.

Okay, I have a few answers for this one! So, my most recent favorite is Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer. However, I think that if I had to pick one favorite book, I’d pick The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It’s one of those books that I will always love forever and ever.

3. “I never thought I would get through it.” Name a book that you didn’t like, but powered through it anyway.

The Glittering Court by Rachelle Mead! It’s not that this was a bad book. It just wasn’t something I liked at all! For some reason, though, I pushed through and finished.

4. “I will never finish that!” Name a book or a series that you don’t plan on finishing.

As much as it pains me to say it, I don’t think that I will be finishing any of Sarah J. Maas’s series that are out. I’m debating finishing ACOTAR but I have forsaken Throne of Glass.

5. “I will never regret reading that.” Name a book you read solely on a recommendation that you ended up really liking.

I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak purely based off of a recommendation from a friend of mine. I didn’t know a thing about it but I ended up absolutely loving it!

6. ” I would never do that!” Name a relatable book character who made choices you didn’t agree with, or did things you would never do.

I feel like I oftentimes disagreed with many of the things that Clary from The Mortal Instruments did throughout the series.

7. “I never wanted to admit it.” Name a book that you were embarrassed to say you read or were embarrassed to carry around with you.

Hmm… well… I think that I’ll have to go with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I don’t know, maybe it was the title that made me feel embarrassed to carry around?

8. “I never read anything so heartwarming.” Name a book or a series that really touched your heart.

I think that, for this one, I would have to go with Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap!

9. “I never laughed so hard!” Name a book that made you laugh out loud.

I know that I’ve already mentioned Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer, but it was the first book that came to mind for this one!

10. “I never could have made it through childhood without it.” Name a favorite childhood book or book series.

Funnily enough, some friends and I were talking about our favorite childhood book series just yesterday! However, I think that I’ll go with my Dinotopia book!

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Anyways, that’s it for me! Vielen dank und tschüss!

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The Superlative Book Tag!

Hallo, leute!Today, I’m doing the “Superlatives Book Tag” which was originally created by abookolive on YouTube! I jus thought that this would be really fun to do for today! I think that usually it’s done at the end of the year with only books that the reader read that year, but I’m just going to go with all books I’ve ever read! Los geht’s!

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1. Most likely to be in the movies: The book that would make the best movie

I’ve always though that The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare could make a really good movie series! However, as I’ve just finished reading Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer, I think that one would make a really fun movie as well!

2. Biggest drama queen/king: The most (overly) dramatic book or character

This one’s fun! I think that I’d have to go with Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t know… in ACOMAF he’s not nearly as dramatic but in ACOTAR he seemed very dramatic to me. And well, towards the beginning of ACOMAF he does make quite a scene so… yeah, I’ll go with Rhys for this one!

Ooh! And how could I forget Erik/the Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux?
3. Best dressed: The book with the best cover

Ah, this… this one would have to be The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. It’s not the original cover but it’s a new one that I have that’s super cute and I love it! I’ll put a picture down below!

4. Most creative: The book with the most unique plot, characters, or structure

I think that I’ll have to give this one to Illuminae by Amy Hoffman and Jay Kristoff. It doesn’t get much more unique than that!

5. Most popular: The book with the most ratings on Goodreads

At the moment, it seems that The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is the most rated book on Goodreads for the 2010’s!

6. Most likely to succeed: The book that is going to be appreciated for many years to come

Hmm… I think that The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a book that will continue to be appreciated well into the future! Though, let’s be honest, Harry Potter is probably going to continue to thrive as well!

7. Class clown: The book that made you laugh

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer made me laugh out loud! It’s not something that happens with me altogether too often but this book definitely did make me laugh!

8. Most improved: The book that started off slow, but really picked up

Ah, for this one, I think I’m going to go with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It’s one of my favorite books, but I think that it definitely did start off slow. It absolutely picked up its pace, though!

9. Cutest couple: The cutest couple in a book

But there’s too many to pick just one, right? So I’m going to list a few…

First up, Sherry (Anthony Verelst) and Hero from Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer. Seriously, these two are too cute! The best part is that they don’t even know that they’re so precious and cute! Ugh, I love these two!

Then, we have Tess and Gabriel (Lord Ravencross) from Exile For Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin! I loved these two so much and man, their relationship is adorable! I just hope that we get to read more about them in the next books!

Christine and Raoul from The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux definitely make it onto this list! Agh, they’re so adorable! I simply can’t get enough of them!

10. Biggest heart breaker: The book that broke your heart

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo broke my heart. Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink broke my heart. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare broke my heart.

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Okay, that’s it for me! Danke schön und tschüss!

FRIDAY’S CHILD by Georgette Heyer Spoiler-Free and Spoiler Review!

Hallo, alles! Hope you’re doing well!

A few days ago, I read Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer and I’ve fallen in love with that book and all of the characters and ah, I don’t think I’ll ever quite get it out of my head (which I am 100% okay with!)! So, today, I’m bringing you my review of it! I will do a spoiler-free review first, and then I will jump into spoilers (because I’m just that in love with this) but of course, I will notify you before I do so!

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

Definite new favorite! I absolutely loved this book. It’s been a little while since I’ve been so happy whilst reading a book, and it’s been even longer since I’ve been able to sit down after reading a book and be able to do nothing but think about it. But the more I think of it, I can’t help but ache for more from these characters. I can’t help but what more from these characters. I just wish that there were a sequel because I know that I would love it.

This book is very largely character-driven, I think. There are moments in which one will be largely frustrated by the characters and some of their stupidity/naïve actions but overall, I think it’s endearing. Hero, Sherry, Gil, Ferdy, and George are characters that I will continue to love forever and ever.

The plot of this book is pretty simple and, I think that from the beginning of the book, I was expecting it to be so. At first, I thought that this might take away from my enjoyment of the book, but as I was proceeding through it, I found that I didn’t mind it in the slightest.

This book alone has been enough to convince me to buy more of Georgette Heyer’s books–I might even have a new favorite author! The wit that goes into these books, the wonderful dialogue… all of it.

I loved this book so much that I do believe it will be a book that I will reread continuously for the rest of my life! I highly, highly recommend this book! In fact, I couldn’t recommend it more, especially if you enjoy historical fiction! It’s one of the best that I’ve ever read!

The Regency era is one that I’ve been thoroughly interested in for a really long time but I think that, in Georgette Heyer, I’ve finally found my perfect Regency-era author!

SPOILER SECTION

I think that my favorite character in this story was probably Hero—I absolutely adored her. She could be naïve at times, but as Gil mentioned, Hero never makes the same mistake twice. She learn from her mistakes and I think that’s one of the most endearing things about her.

Sherry was a hero that I could very easily like and in some ways, he kind of reminded me of Will Herondale (in an odd sort of way). I loved Sherry so much although sometimes he could be a little harsh. My favorite character moment throughout the whole book was probably the whole part in which Sherry was so horribly affected by Hero’s running away. It made me feel so bad for him, yet at the same time, feel so happy for Hero because I knew that she’d be happy if she found out that he cared for her after all.

And the Sherry x Hero cuteness was so adorable! I simply couldn’t get enough of it! And the ending? Man, it left me wanting so badly for a sequel and it’s a downright shame that there’s not nearly enough fanfiction of the pair online! Ah, well! I can write my own, I suppose! Oh, but they were so cute! Ugh, I simply can’t stop fangirling about it all…

And Gil, Ferdy, and George were some of the best secondary characters I’ve read about in my life! Ah, I loved them to pieces!

One of the real strengths of this piece is the dialogue between the characters and the clear research Mrs. Heyer put into her writing really does make one feel as if they were in the time period. There’s almost something magical about it!

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I honestly cannot get enough of this book! If you all know of any good fanfictions for this book, please do let me know because I’m not ready to say goodbye to this story and these characters—I love them too much! Also, what Georgette Heyer book should I read next? I’ve been completely sold on her work!

Danke schön und tschüss!

The First Date Book Tag!

Hallo, leute! Wie geht’s?

So, today, I’m doing the “First Date Book Tag” which was originally created by Katesbookdate on YouTube! Tomorrow, I’ll have a review of Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer up (I loved it!)!

1. The awkward first date – a book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

Hmm… I think that would have to be The Glittering Court by Rachelle Mead for me. I don’t by any means, think that it was a bad book but man, it just wasn’t for me. At all. Another book that could fit here would be Just One Day by Gayle Foreman.

2. The cheap first date – book that turned out less than you expected.

Hmm… well… Just One Day by Gayle Foreman would definitely be on here. It just wasn’t nearly as good as I had been hoping and I ended up really just not enjoying it. Another book, though, that would fit here would be The Falconer by Elizabeth May.

3. Well-prepared first date – better than expected.

I’m glad to say that there are a lot of books that can fit here! I’ll admit that I wasn’t too sure about The Children of Hurin when I first picked it up but now it’s my favorite Tolkien book of all time! Hmm… then there’s Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which I wasn’t sure what to expect from but ended up loving! The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is definitely on this list! For years I’d put off reading the series because I wasn’t sure if I would like it but I ended up loving it! Other than that, Jackaby by William Ritter could definitely fit on this list! I highly recommend all of these!

4. Hot but dumb – pretty book, not so hot on the inside.

Ah, yes. This book. Well, I’d definitely have to hand this one to A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R.L. Stein. The cover was so beautiful and I couldn’t help but buy it. However, I was immensely disappointed in it…

5. Blind date – book you picked up not knowing anything about it.

Most of my book buys are like this. I generally don’t know much about plots when I buy things but Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly is definitely a book that fit under this category. I knew it was about the French revolution but really, I didn’t know anything beyond that and well… it turned out that the story dealt not so much with the revolution itself as much as the people in it.

6. Speed dating – book you read super fast.

Haha! For this one, I can mention Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer which I just read. I flew through this book and man, I loved it. I’m still thinking about it constantly. Also, the concept of “speed dating” fits very well with this book! However, I must say that Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin definitely also fits under this category!

7. The rebound – a book you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined the book for you.
So, as much as I hate to say it, I feel like the book I’m currently reading (I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak) might be this way. But I sincerely hope that it will not be! At this point, I can’t really think of a book that would fit under this category!

8. Overly enthusiastic date – a book that felt like it was trying too hard.

Hmm… I feel like Optimists Die First by Susin Nielsen would fit under this category for me. It just seemed like it was aspiring to be something that it wasn’t and it felt like it was well… trying too hard.

9. The perfect first date – book that did everything right for you.

So, of course I’m going to mention Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer again because seriously, that book was perfect. I’m not even kidding. And then, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare could also fit here, as well! I also feel like The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson could fit here as well!

10. Humiliating first date – book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked/ embarrassed to see reading in public for whatever reason.

I’m trying to reread the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz but I find that I’m kind of embarrassed to read them in public because they’re considered “children’s books”. Ah, well!

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And I think that’s it for me! Tomorrow I will have my Friday’s Child review up! Danke und tschüss!

“The You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag”

Hallo, leute!

Happy Easter to everyone celebrating!

For today, I’m posing a pre-written post and it’s a book tag! This one is the “You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag” which was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDirqRhMri0&t=1s. Essentially, what you do, is you put a bunch of character names into a jar and you pick two for every question and choose the one you would rather have for that particular scenario! Los geht’s!

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1. You only have one more spot on your Spelling B team, who would you pick to complete your team?

For this scenario, I drew Georgie from the Stranje House series and Ted Wilson from Fire by Night.

I think that I’d have to go with Georgie for this question as I feel like she’d be pretty good with spelling as she reads a lot!

2. Both characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

For this one, I drew Henry Jekyll from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Phoebe from Fire by Night.

I think that either way I go here, there’s a way in which this could go wrong. However, provided that Jekyll doesn’t transform into Hyde last minute, I think that I’d choose Henry Jekyll for this scenario as I feel like it wouldn’t be that hard to evade him!

3. You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette an you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose too?

For this, I drew Lesgles/Laígle/Bossuet from Les Misérables and Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments.

This is a pretty tough one considering I like both of these characters, but I think that I’d give the rose to Lesgles because I think that we’d get along better! Both of them would be good picks, though!

4. You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

For this one, I drew Edward Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde and Sebastian (Lord Wyatt) from the Stranje House series.

Hah! Imagine Hyde volunteering to take someone’s place in the Hunger Games! Unlikely. Without contention, Sebastian would be more likely to volunteer!

5. You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to survive?

For this scenario, I pulled Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices and Tess from the Stranje House series.

Man, I don’t want to sacrifice either of them, I love them both so much! But… I think that I’m going to have to go with Tessa because well… Tessa’s got a lot longer to live than Tess. But still… I don’t like having to sacrifice either of them!

6. You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own tv show of course), who is your sidekick?

For this one, I drew Raoul de Chagny from The Phantom of the Opera and Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments.

Okay, so… Sebastian would probably be better for dealing with problems but Raoul is such a stereotypical sidekick type. Not to mention that Raoul, unlike Sebastian, probably wouldn’t try to kill me on a whim! So, I’m going with Raoul for this one!

7. You’re a manager of an Avocado admiring company, who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

For this one, I drew Captain Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles and Clark from The Unexpected Everything.

So, I’m assuming that Thorne is pretty good with communication as he talks a lot. I feel like Clark might be a little awkward. So… as much as I hate to say it, I’d have to fire Clark.

8. You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

For this, I drew Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray and the Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy.

I feel like neither of them would try to comfort me! But if I had to choose one, probably Dorian as he does go through several feelings of wanting to change and he is rather horrified by the person he is becoming so maybe, just maybe, in an attempt to somehow redeem himself, he might try to comfort me.

9. Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

For this one, I drew Enjolras from Les Misérables and Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles.

So, well, I think that the obvious answer is Enjolras. Except, he’d probably unwittingly be part of this clique. I feel like Cinder would be very cautious to not become part of the popular clique whereas Enjolras would be so caught up in work and things like that that he’d not even notice or care.

10. The day has arrived; you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

For this, I drew Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles and R.F. Jackaby from the Jackaby series.

I am 98% sure that Jackaby would forget my birthday, but I also wouldn’t be offended because he probably forgets everyone’s birthday, being so caught up in his work and all that.

11. You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star? Who would most likely be?

For this, I got Christine Daaé from The Phantom of the Opera and Anne Boleyn from The Other Boleyn Girl.

Anne, for sure! Anne is actually pretty bookish in The Other Boleyn Girl whereas I don’t think that Christine would really spend whatever time she had to herself reading. Also, Christine, I don’t think, would want to put herself out there like that whereas Anne would welcome it.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

For this, I drew Jane from My Lady Jane and Mary from The Agency series.

I think that I’d probably invite Jane because I think that we could have a really good time just talking about books and the absurdity of society and stuff like that!

13. Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?

For this one, I drew Gifford from My Lady Jane and Marius Pontmercy from Les Misérables.

Okay… well… this is an odd question to answer. But I guess that I’ll go with Marius? I don’t know…!

14. You’ve just written a super important text. Who would ‘see’ it, but not reply?

For this one, I drew Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices and Nathaniel from The Bartimaeus Cycle.

For this one, I’m pretty sure that both of these characters could be prone to see a text and not reply but I feel like Nathaniel would be much more likely to just shrug it off than Will.

15. You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by… who?!

For this, I drew Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury and Jase from My Life Next Door.

And for this one, I would definitely choose Jase. Jase would be much more caring and capable of taking care of people, I think!

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And that’s it for me! Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday! Tschüss!

Stranje House Books 1 & 2 Spoiler Free Reviews!

Hallo, leute!So, this week, I’ve read both of the books that are currently out from the Stranje House series by Kathleen Baldwin and I thought that I’d do a joint review for A School for Unusual Girls and Exile for Dreamers today! Both were five-star books for me and I absolutely loved them! 

Seeing as Exile for Dreamers is a sequel to A School for Unusual Girls (although it follows a different main character), the review for Exile for Dreamers may have some slight spoilers for A School for Unusual Girls. I will, however, do my best to mark out spoilery content!

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A School for Unusual Girls

In A School for Unusual Girls, we meet Georgie, a scientist. In an attempt to carry out an experiment, she accidentally set fire to her father’s stables and thus has landed her in the predicament that she faces in the opening: she’s to be sent away to Stranje House, a school run by a woman by the name of Emma Stranje. Georgie’s heard a lot about Stranje House, especially about the torturous methods which Miss Stranje reportedly likes to use to shape the girls in her school into “marriageable young women.” Not long after arriving at Stranje House, though, Georgie finds herself feeling at home and realizes that Miss Stranje’s establishment is nothing like what she’d heard.

Throughout the story, Georgie’s character consistently grows stronger, more confident (something that I think will be a running theme with the main characters of each of the Stranje House books). Her character is very easy to like and her story is easy to get into.

The first thing that I really noticed about A School for Unusual Girls was that the writing was beautiful. The metaphors and similes which Kathleen Baldwin used throughout the story were stunning and I absolutely fell in love with the writing style.

One thing that I really appreciated about the Stranje House series right from the start was how easy it was to get into the story. The story takes off but is paced just right. Nothing feels hurried, nothing feels dragged out.

The character interactions in this series are absolutely amazing and these are characters that are very easy to get to know and like. The villains are very well-written and fleshed out. One of the real gems of this series is found in how amazing the characters are.

Another thing that I really loved about this series was the setting and the very well-formed historical air to it. I think that the jabs that Kathleen Baldwin makes, poking fun at the ridiculousness of some of the etiquette rules of the day (and yet the respect she shows for them) is very interesting, I think and a lot of fun to read!

***Spoilers ahead for A School for Unusual Girls!***

Exile for Dreamers

In Exile for Dreamers, we follow Tess, one of Georgie’s friends at Stranje House. She’s plagued with prophetic dreams and fears that she will go mad because of them. Throughout this book, we get to see more of the issue with Daneska unfold and it’s interesting to see Tess’s view of Daneska because they were formerly best friends.

If you’ve read A School for Unusual Girls, then you know that a romance between Tess and Lord Ravencross kind of starts to unfold in book one. We get to see more of that in book 2 and that was really fun to read. Tess and Gabriel are easily one of my favorite YA couples out there now.

One thing that I really enjoyed about Exile for Dreamers was that Tess’s story is very much about finding the will—the want—to live and survive. It was wonderful to be able to see that transition from start to finish.

I loved the characters in A School for Unusual Girls but the characters in Exile for Dreamers were, in my opinion, even better—something I hadn’t deemed possible. In book one, we get to meet characters like Tess and Gabriel but we don’t get to really get to know them very well. In Exile for Dreamers, we see a lot more of them and I liked them even better than I liked Georgie and Sebastian (and I liked them quite a lot). In Exile for Dreamers, we get introduced to a new character, a Mr. Sinclair, who is an American. It was super awesome to get to see how he clashed with some of the other characters and I loved some of the things that he said as well as some of the things other people said about him. The way in which Kathleen Baldwin characterized Alexander Sinclair was spot-on and made me, as an American, laugh. One of my favorite lines in the book was found on pg. 322 and was written in reference to Alexander was “She told him about Miss Stranje’s cousin from America and how he liked to celebrate his birthday with explosives.”

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All-in-all, I’ve really fallen in love with the Stranje House series and can’t wait to see what’s coming in book 3 which will be about Jane and is coming out soon!

Tschüss! 

The Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag!

Hallo, leute! Today, I thought that I’d do a quick book tag for today’s post! Book tags are always a lot of fun and this is one that I found especially interesting so I thought that I’d do it today for y’all! And it’s the “Seven Deadly Sins Book Tag” which was created by BookishlyMalyza on YouTube!

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GREED—What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

My most inexpensive book is probably The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde which I found at a used bookstore! As I recall, it was only $1 which was practically a steal! As for my most expensive book, that’d probably have been A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. I generally don’t buy new books but it was the only available copy of the book and it cost approx. $25.

WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Sarah J. Maas. I’m pretty on-the-fence in terms of what I think about her books. I’m not a big fan of her Throne of Glass series but I’m quite liking her A Court of Thorns and Roses series as of right now though the more I think about them the more I begin to think that I might not like them as much as I once thought.

I also kind of have a love/hate relationship with John Green. I really like John Green as a person and I love watching his YouTube videos, but I haven’t been a big fan of very many of his books.

GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is definitely the book that fits the bill for this question. You can ask any of my friends: I generally have a copy of this book on me somewhere. I love this book so much and it’s one that I read oh… maybe three to five times yearly?

SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

For this question, I know that Momo by Michael Ende is probably the book that most deserves this spot. I’ve been wanting to reread Momo for years now and I’ve just been putting it off. It’s not that it’s a particularly long book but I’ve just been too lazy to go downstairs to my family bookshelf and pick it off the shelves when I’ve got so many books on my personal shelves waiting to be read!

PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?

Oh, man… Les Misérables, of course. Or anything by Shakespeare (Though I only really read Shakespeare for comedic appeal. Weird, I know.)! In general, though, I like to bring up all of the classics that I’ve read if I’m in the mood for making myself out to be an intellectual reader. I suppose that bringing up that I’ve read The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau also is a good pick for this sort of situation.

LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?

Kindness. I know, I know. That probably sounds kinda lame but I am ever falling in love with the kind, good, sweet characters. It’s something that one of my friends thinks is utterly ridiculous but I can’t help it! Characters like Raoul de Chagny from The Phantom of the Opera and Ted Wilson from Fire by Night are near and dear to my heart due to their sweetness. However, I also do like some snarkiness in characters and back-and-forth banter is always a lot of fun. Characters that fall under this category would be Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices, Sebastian Wyatt from the Stranje House series, James Easton from The Agency series, and Gifford (G) from My Lady Jane.

ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

At this moment? I really would like to receive Winter by Marissa Meyer as a gift as I can’t find that book anywhere! Also, receiving the rest of the books in the Jackaby series would be really nice!

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And that’s it for me! Tschüss!