Book Trailer Tag!

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Book trailers have become more and more popular as promotional avenues and it’s fun to think of all the different options out there. The Book Trailer Tag, created by Kayley Hyde on Youtube, asks a bunch of questions in regard to the medium and a reader’s relationship to it. Check out my answers below!


What is your favorite book trailer?

My friend Sarah from The YA Book Traveler makes some of the most wondrous book trailers. Currently my fave is her most recent work for The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye. Check it out HERE but be wary of spoilers since it’s a sequel.

Do you remember the first book trailer you ever watched?

Honestly no. The first one to really stand out in my mind though was the trailer for Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider. It was done by Yulin Kuang who puts out amazing short films on Youtube.

Do you seek out book trailers when considering reading a book?

Not typically but if I see a trailer for a book I’m excited for I always check it out.

What’s the silliest book trailer you’ve ever seen?

There’s a website used by educators called Book Nook where students can make their own book trailers and let me tell you some of them are hilarious. I watched one on The Fifth Wave and these two boys starred in it; bad green screen hijinks and so much more.

What book trailer made you wish that the book was a film?

This trailer for Geekerella by Ashley Poston was so well done that I totally think it would make a great film. Plus I desperately want Starfield to be a real show so this is the next step. Right?

What book do you think would make a great, cinematic trailer?

Well, of course, any book in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse! I’d love to see one for Six of Crows specifically though. The shady streets of Ketterdam, the vast ice fields of Fjerda. It would be visually stunning.

Has a book trailer ever swayed you to read a book that you weren’t sure you wanted to read?

Not that I can think of but I am pretty new to this book trailer thing.

What is your favorite style of book trailer?

I really like book trailers that give the reader a look at the world there about to be immersed in. It jolts the imagination and gives a starting point for visualizing the words on the page.

What book trailer would you send to someone to encourage them to read a book you love?

Have you read Nevernight by Jay Kristoff yet? Please watch this trailer and then pick up the book. Be repared for pain and suffering.

Who do you tag?

Whoever would like to participate! Or feel free to answer in the comments.


So what did you think of this tag? Do you like watching book trailers? Any I need to check out?

Let me know in the comments below!

The “Anything But Books” Tag

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I came across The “Anything But Books” Tag on The Bookkeeper’s Secret and thought this would be a fun little post to do. So here’s a little more insight into me:

1. Name a cartoon(s) that you love.

Oh where to begin! Currently I’m loving Star Wars Rebels which I’m trying to catch up on. I also adore The Clone Wars, Avatar the Last Airbender, and Legend of Korra. Some old school faves are Hey, Arnold, Rocket Power, and Jonny Quest.

2. What is your favorite song right now.

I’ve been listening non stop to Ed Sheeran’s new album and especially Galway Girl and Castle on the Hill.

3. What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?

Binge watching television shows is totally a valid answer right. I have so many to catch up on! Continue reading

The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

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I know, I know. A tag on a Monday? Do not fear, I will have a review tomorrow. That being said, The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag caught my eye when I was on Flying through Fiction, and thought it would be fun. So without further ado, here we go!


What do you like about buying new books?

I have a deep love for buying new books even though I probably shouldn’t. I love a bright, shiny cover without blemishes and no damage. I’m kind of picky but if I’m paying for them I want each one to be as perfect as possible.

 How often do you buy new books?

At least twice a month but probably more like every week. It depends on how spaced out my anticipated releases are and if I’m in a spendy mood. Continue reading

The TBR Book Tag

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I feel like the start of each new year is a good time to reflect on my neverending TBR and saw this book tag done by Mariam over at Flying Through Fiction. So let’s talk about all the books waiting to be read!

How Do You Keep Track Of Your TBR Pile?

For the most part I keep all of my owned TBR books on one set of shelves. Currently only a couple don’t fit in the slots but they sit on top of it.

Is Your TBR Mostly Print Or EBook?

Mostly print as is my reading habits. It’s probably around 60 books at the moment. TBR eBooks are pretty much all ARCs and under 10.

How Do You Determine Which Book From Your TBR To Read Next?

Honestly it depends on my mood but occasionally by release or if it fits a reading challenge. Continue reading

Which Classic Female Author Am I?

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Hello all! I’m trying something new today. Instead of a book tag I’m going to take a Buzzfeed quiz. This one is “Which Classic Female Author Are You?” Let’s take a look at how my answers pan out, shall we…

What are you writing with?

Ink Pens

Typewriter

Laptop

Pencils

Quill Pens

Gel Pens

I find it much easier to write pen to paper and don’t mind crossing things out if needed. Continue reading

Creatures of the Night Book Tag

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When searching for book tags I discovered this Creatures of the Night Tag on Dreamland Book Blog. It was originally created by Katytastic on Youtube and I thought October was the perfect time for this one. It’s simple! Just pick your favorite book with each of these different creatures of the night. Let’s get started!

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In 1972, a 16-year-old American living in Amsterdam finds a mysterious book in her diplomat father’s library. The book is ancient, blank except for a sinister woodcut of a dragon and the word “Drakulya,” but it’s the letters tucked inside, dated 1930 and addressed to “My dear and unfortunate successor,” that really pique her curiosity.

Her widowed father, Paul, reluctantly provides pieces of a chilling story; it seems this ominous little book has a way of forcing itself on its owners, with terrifying results. Paul’s former adviser at Oxford, Professor Rossi, became obsessed with researching Dracula and was convinced that he remained alive. When Rossi disappeared, Paul continued his quest with the help of another scholar, Helen, who had her own reasons for seeking the truth. As Paul relates these stories to his daughter, she secretly begins her own research.

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Pokemon Go Book Tag

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Disclaimer: Pokemon Go is owned by Niantic and Nintendo. All images were created by Read at Midnight.

With the release of Pokemon Go my deep love for these creatures has returned and I cannot get enough of playing this game. I absolutely adored the original anime show and can remember seeing the first movie with my dad and brothers at the old theater in town that’s now closed down. Aentee of Read at Midnight created this tag to bring together two of the most wonderful passions, books and Pokemon, and I’m excited to share my answers with everyone. Let’s get started!


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If would have to be picture books when I was really young. Those very first moments when books inspired me. Definitely Madeline, Where the Wild Things Are, and Goodnight Moon to name a few.

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Harry Potter all the way people!!!! This firmly cemented my addiction to books and fandom. My love for it will never fade and I will reread these till the end of my days.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn comes to mind. It was so hyped when it released and then when the movie came out. I just have no desire to read it now, the mystery and intrigue has been lost.

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I went through a phase where I read a lot of dystopian series all around the same time. The Hunger Games, Divergent, Wither, Legend, etc. It didn’t deter my love for any of them though.

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Mistborn has currently been checked out on my library card for months now and this is the second time I’ve tried to start it. It’s such a commitment and of course it’s a series. It will haunt me from my ottoman until I pick it up though.

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I try to avoid scary books at all costs but I have on occasion branched out. The creepy crawly collection, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, definitely did the trick and it was hard to turn off the lights.

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How to choose? I have so many from the original OTP, Ron and Hermione, when I discovered shipping to pretty much any pairing Leigh Bardugo creates. My current obsession is Feyre and Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury. Love! Love! Love!

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I blew through All the Feels by Danika Stone in just one night. The narrative moved so quickly and I absolutely loved it!

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Eevees are the cutest thing ever! I will never get bored of them especially since they evolve into so many variations. Same goes for Cassandra Clare books! Just keep em coming. I will never be tired of books set in the Shadowhunter world and it doesn’t look like I need to worry about them going away anytime soon.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix but I absolutely fell in love with this world and the characters. From Sabriel and Touchstone to Lirael and Sam, now I just crave returning to these lands.

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This is such a hard one. I guess I’ll say Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas even though I may actually never read them. I have a two sided relationship with her writing and I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews.

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I will forever drool over the Folio Society editions of every single book I love. They are just so beautiful, I want to pet them. Unfortunately they cost a fortune.

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I’m super excited for Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill to come out this winter. I’ve heard amazing things so far and it definitely screams “must read” for me. Plus the cover is gorgeous!!!  If only my poke-eggs would hatch into ones I chose…

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Gosh I have quite a few but most importantly Leigh Bardugo and J. K. Rowling, my queens. I will buy anything and everything they ever release.

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For all the A Song of Ice and Fire fans out there, I am with you and feel your pain. When will Winds of Winter come out? Honestly I’m thinking never at this point. Most aggravating of all is the fact that the show has surpassed the books. Grrrr!


This was so much fun! Thanks to Aentee for creating this amazing tag and excellent graphics. I hope you enjoyed my answers and feel free to take on this tag too! Are you playing Pokemon Go? Has it taken over your life? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!