Book-Lover Blog Tag || Tags & Awards

Hello beautiful people!

Thank you very much Coralie @ GraceBought for tagging me in the Book-Lover Blog Tag! She’s a wonderful human being … like the sweetest thing ever! If you haven’t introduced yourself to her yet, you most DEFINITELY should!

Alrighty folks, let’s get to this!

The Creator and the Rules

The creator of this book tag is Bella @ Bella Putt!

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Include the Book-Lover Blog Tag graphic and rules in your post.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Nominate at least 5 new bloggers to do the tag.

The Questions

  1. What is your favorite thing about reading?
  2. Which male character is your favorite?
  3. Which female character is your favorite?
  4. Who is your favorite villain of all time?
  5. Who is your least favorite character of all time?
  6. Which book do you think has the strongest plot?
  7. What gets on your nerves the most in a story (a boring character, an unrealistic plot, etc.)?
  8. Which book has the best cover (share a picture!)?
  9. Do you let people borrow your books? If so, are you specific about how they treat them?
  10. If a movie could be made based on any book, which book would you choose?
  11. Which author has inspired you most?
  12. What single book would you be unable to live without?

One. What is your favorite thing about reading?

Escaping to different worlds and living multiple lives. The one thing that KINDA sucks about life is we REALLY don’t get enough time to do everything we want … or the opportunities! For instance, I would LOVE to explore space … but I don’t think that’s happening in my lifetime. But I can read about it! Or I can be a knight in a magical kingdom … or I can just be a teenager again living life. What a beautiful kind of magic books are.

Two. Which male character is your favorite?

… I have a lot but I’m going with two because choosing one isn’t enough! Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsider … I love his sensitive nature, always seeing the beauty in life and trying his best. His love for the simple beauties like poetry and sunsets is SUPER relatable, and I love it. Henry “Monty” Montague from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue … he’s not your stereotypical hero, getting scared in the heat of the moment and not necessarily having these epic fighting skills. But even when he’s terrified, he still faces things head on. And he’s so funny and adorable!

Three. Which female character is your favorite?

Like I can choose only ONE. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter … she’s so quirky and adorable, always being her true self no matter what. Inej Ghafa from Six of Crows … she’s strong, independent and still manages to look on the more optimistic side even when she’s been through so much.

Four. Who is your favorite villain of all time?

I’m trying to stick with books I’ve read and I haven’t read many Batman comics, so I won’t go with the Joker. But Dorian Gray’s vanity in The Picture of Dorian Gray is just … like the masterpiece of villains! Typically, it’s this person who’s super dark or has been cursed with darkness or for SOME unrelatable/unrealistic reason for them to be a villain … but the true villain being something beyond a person? Pretty epic.

Five. Who is your least favorite character of all time?

YOU DO, WOMAN! Man, I feel like I choose the same person every time I’m asked this but probably Dolores Umbridge. She’s vile, cruel and abuses those around her for power.

Six. Which book do you think has the strongest plot?

Hmmm … tough one. I think it has to be a tie between J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. They’re so intricate, detailed and legendary in the book world.

Seven. What gets on your nerves the most in a story (a boring character, an unrealistic plot, etc.)?

Probably an inconsistent or boring character. I’m a VERY character oriented reader, so if the characters are bothersome then I’m MOST likely not going to continue reading it. I also can’t really stand love triangles in books … I find them really annoying and rather pointless.

Eight. Which book has the best cover (share a picture!)?

These books were okay for me, but have you SEEN these covers??

Nine. Do you let people borrow your books? If so, are you specific about how they treat them?

… yes … technically. But ONLY a select few who I trust. My friend Brittney is a BIG book lover such as myself, so she takes care of them. I also let my mom and dad borrow books since I know they will take care of them … and I love seeing how much they enjoy books I never thought they would! Basically, I was them to treat it nicely. No folding corners, keep it in a baggy when they carry them out and about, no eating with them … okay, I have a FEW rules. BUT I’VE BEEN BETRAYED IN THE PAST!!

Ten. If a movie could be made based on any book, which book would you choose?

I PROOOOOOOOOOOOBABLY would have to choose Kelley Armstrong’s The Darkest Powers trilogy. However, it would HAVE to be a trilogy OR a TV series.

Eleven. Which author has inspired you most?

Hmmm … these is a tough question, since multiple authors have inspired me for different reasons. J.K. Rowling has simply because of how successful her novels have been and continue to be. Angie Thomas’ brilliance with representing the black community is both beautiful and courageous, especially when the black lives matter movement needed more voices. And lastly, I think I’d have to say Mackenzi Lee since her novels bring representation to a whole new level … and she isn’t afraid to write about it.

Twelve. What single book would you be unable to live without?

I would say the Harry Potter books but I would want them all, not just one. Ugh … I have two on my mind and I can’t choose … okay, okay. I’m going to go with Mackenzi Lee’s The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I absolutely love this story … I re-read it A LOT! And I wouldn’t need the sequels since the story ends well on its own!

The Nominees

My Midnight Musings | Hot Shot Headlines | Forever and Everly | Another Book in the Wall | Sprinkles of Dreams


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22 thoughts on “Book-Lover Blog Tag || Tags & Awards

  1. Ahh I love this tag, wonderful answers! ❀ I'm with you, I adore reading and how it allows me to explore so many different lives and things and ahh it's just so lovely. And it's all just with words.
    I love the His Dark Materials series and the world that's built within the pages, it is one of the most detailed, intricate and compelling worlds I've ever read about. I love it so much! ❀

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  2. Great answers to this tag Jenna! πŸ˜€
    I never thought of Dorian Gray as a villain before… even though I’ve read SO many times, but I can see how is one. Not to mention the lives he ruined, but couldn’t care less about, well Sybil Vane he cared deeply for, even though he ultimately ruined her too.
    I agree with you, Professor Umbridge is THE WORST! UGH I couldn’t stand her, at all. She makes my skin crawl!
    I love how you picked some strong female writers for inspiring writers, especially Angie Thomas, she’s such a force to be reckoned with, I know I will own all of her books because her books matter.

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    1. Thanks, love! I think that’s why he’s such an interesting character … he’s not a stereotypical villain … it makes him super interesting! I always felt so bad for Sybil …

      She iiiiiissssss … there’s no one that seems to beat her as the WORST EVER in the fictional world … at least for me.

      I’ve been trying to make sure I read books with not only diverse characters but by diverse authors … whether that be gender, ethnicity or whichever. I think it’s important. And Thomas IS rather remarkable!

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      1. I agree, he’s so not a stereotypical character at all, and yes he’s so interesting because of it. He never gets old (to me) πŸ™‚
        Yeah, Sybil had a rough time, I hate the way her story ended.

        No, I’m in agreement with you, I can’t think of a more horrible villain either!

        That’s a really good idea! It’s very important, I should be more conscientious of it too!

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  3. Fantastic answers as always! I always have a hard time choosing anything so bravo to you! 😊Umbridge has strangely never been in my list of villains but that woman is Evil! πŸ‘Ώ

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    1. Thank you! I love doing a good ol’ book tag πŸ™‚ Books has always been a kind of escape for me. Not because I dislike life … I LOVE life, especially since I’ve been VERY blessed. But I’m one of those people who wishes I could do literally everything and explore everywhere … which books allow me to do πŸ™‚

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  4. Aww, thanks for the tag, love! This one is such a cute tag! I love it! I’ll definitely be doing it soon! ❀ Ponyboy is THE SWEETEST! I want there to be more characters like him in the world, because he is golden! Escaping to different worlds and living multiple lives is definitely something that I adore about reading too! And yes, Umbridge is the worst. She needs to die a horribly painful death. lol!

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    1. Of course! I thought you’d enjoy this one πŸ™‚

      Ponyboy is a gem! He was one of the first character’s in a novel that I felt like I could relate to personality wise.

      Umbridge is awful … I don’t wish death much upon characters … but I did with her lol!

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  5. Aahh Jenna, you’re always tagging me in the BEST tags and I’m so grateful you do!! I can’t wait to do this one ❀ I'll definitely have to steal your answer for the first prompt, though, because escapism is 100% my favorite thing about reading too! It's just so powerful that stories can transport you to a whole other world, and I adore it. And Angie Thomas is such an inspiration!! I look up to her so much πŸ’–

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