Valentine Book Tag

Hello beautiful people!

Yes, yes … I know Valentine’s Day has already passed … but I haven’t done this tag before! I can’t miss an opportunity to partake in more book tags!

Any who, thank you so much Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books for tagging me! Kristin is blogger goals … like, legit. She has an amazing blog, full of really well informed and organized posts! She’s also a fellow Canadian blogger, which I’m always happy to see more Canadian’s roaming the blogging world! Please make sure to visit her website!

The Creator & the Rules

The creator of this tag is Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves. As for the rules:

↠ Link back to this and mention Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves as the creator of this tag.
↠ Link back to the person who tagged you and thank them!
↠ Answer the questions (of course!)
↠ You can use their graphic if you want but please mention them as the person who made it.


What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?

Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman

Technically, I won this book … but that still counts as a gift in my opinion! And I absolutely adored this poetry collection! Not only is the content itself remarkable, but look at that cover!!! I was blown away by the beauty of Kaufman’s works — I can’t wait to read more of her poetry!


What book(s) would you like to give as a gift to someone else?

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

This is just such a powerful and inspirational novel, that I really feel like everyone can take SOMETHING from this story. Hinton’s an amazing writer, creating a heart-wrenching yet authentic coming of age story that has left a permanent mark on me forever. There’s a reason why I re-read this novel a lot.


If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?

BOOK SLEEVES! I have to copy Kristin on this one. I have a new appreciation for book sleeves! I’ve literally become obsessed with them. They are adorable AND they really do protect your previous books! I already gave my one friend a book sleeve for Christmas and she loved it!


If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?

Oh my goodness … I’m not quite sure! We all have so many different likes and interests that a generic go-to gift is pretty hard in my opinion. Probably a candle or a gift card … that way, they can always re-gift it is they don’t like it ha-ha!


What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?

Obviously, I thank them. Like Kristin says, it’s the thought that counts. I’ve been told I’m pretty easy to shop for and impress, so this tend to not be an issue.


Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day

Is it bad that I haven’t actually read a book based around Valentine’s Day? I don’t think so, but now I’m curious about books that are. Any recommendations?


Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.

  1. Learn to find your own voice. One thing that REALLY draws me to certain bloggers is HEARING their voice in their reviews. Reading a generic review that sounds common or ordinary just isn’t as appealing. Find a way to really make your blog stand out and show who YOU are!
  2. Remember to take breaks — this is for fun, after all! If this IS your full-time gig, then I get why you may not take a lot of breaks. But breaks are HEALTHY! Blogging is for fun and to communicate with people — it’s not supposed to stress you out.

Link to some posts by other bloggers that you loved or were very helpful.

These are ALSO the people that I’m tagging for this!

Hayley @ Haley E. Frerichs | Alex @ Whimsy Pages

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13 thoughts on “Valentine Book Tag

  1. haha, i definitely also stick to candles or gift cards as gifts! i’m a really bad gift-giving person, so it’s either i need to know Exactly what they want, or they get the generic candle/gift card. and i also agree that finding your voice as a blogger is super important! it makes you memorable, and it also makes things more fun for you to be yourself :)) great post, i loved reading it! ❤

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    1. I know eh?! It just makes life easier — I know people say gift cards aren’t “sentimental”, but I’d rather give someone something they KNOW they’ll love. if i’m not 100% about the gift for that person, that’s always my fall back ha-ha!

      Oh yes! There are certain bloggers who’ve REALLY done a good job of doing that (you being one of them!). It makes you want to go back and read their posts — you know?

      Thank you very much for reading it! ❤

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  2. Yes LOVE the outsiders… pony boy!! I think its a great book for everyone to read at least once I feel like it has deep messages but an easy to read plot line! Great answers :))

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    1. Oh yay! I honestly love knowing more people love The Outsiders — such a beautiful book!

      That’s how I feel — there’s a lot of deep and meaningful messages for so many different people, especially regarding some heavy stuff. My only wish is that it was longer ha-ha! And thank you! ❤

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  3. AH yes, you can’t go wrong with a gift card when you don’t know what else to give ahah, I do the exact same thing. And I love your advice so much and agree, breaks are so important to recharge, and remember that this is something we do for fun ❤

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    1. I know eh? I don’t know if that just makes me seem LAZY, but it’s honestly the best thing in my opinion if you don’t know what the person wants or needs.

      Thank you ! i learned the hard way with breaks and burned myself out during my second year of blogging. I’m a lot better now though ❤

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