Tag: The Cookie Book Tag

Many thanks to Harini@@BooksandReaders for tagging me for The Cookie Book Tag!
She has been so nice and sweet to me since our first meet which was a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t already, go hurry over to Harini’s blog! She’s such a cutie and her book reviews are pretty awesome!

Rules :

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag one to three people.

Questions:

Chocolate Chip: A Classic book that you love ?

I haven’t read many Classics but it’s a toss-up between On the Beach by Nevil Shute and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
On the Beach
is an apocalyptic novel and the setting is pretty bleak; the lethal fallout from the cobalt bomb is expected to reach the Southern Hemisphere in the next six months. This book depicts the last six months of those in Australia and how they prepare their imminent deaths. The stark contrast between those two facets highlights the poignancy and it’s pretty gut-wrenching. I fell in love with Nevil Shute’s calm and quiet writing style. This book turned me his fangirl.
Wuthering Heights was my very first Emily Bronte and again, I fell in love with this dramatic, dark and complex tragedy. Almost all the characters are unrelatable, yet the plot reeled me in the story, there was never a dull moment at least for me. It was a great reading experience. I’m going to re-read this book this Fall season.

 

Thin Mints: A Hyped-Up Book You Want To Read ?

I’ve got so many!! I cannot pick only one… but I’d say The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. It’s really high time that I picked up this book to see if this book really lives up to the hype.

 

Shortbread: An Author You Can’t Get Enough Of ?
I have yet to have an author whom I think I can’t get enough of… I’m still a fledgling bookworm and literally a baby in the book community. There are so many authors whose work I need to catch up with.
That said though, for the sake of the question, I’d probably go for either Ken Follett and Adam Silvera (for the time being, at least).

 

Samoas: An Emotional Rollercoaster of A Book 

Again, a toss-up between The Pillars of the Earth and Me Before You.
Especially, the last several chapters of Me Before You are… I was literally on a roller-coaster of emotions and I bawled.

 

Oreos: A Book Whose Cover Was Better Than Its Inside

Pancakes and Corpses by Agatha Frost. I actually DNFed this book at 87%…
I don’t know why, I really enjoyed reading this until halfway through the book, but for some reason, it just fell apart and I found my interest rapidly withering away.
I might come back to this book later, but not just anytime soon.

 

Tagalongs: A Book That Wasn’t What I Expected

The Fireman by Joe Hill. I was expecting full-on thriller which keeps me on the edge of my seat with a constant stream of suspenseful jolts, but it was, at least for me, more like a human drama that slowly unravels the dark, disingenuous side of human nature.  I enjoyed reading this overall, but this was not exactly what I had expected.

 

Snickerdoodles: A Book I May Never Stop Rereading/ Loving

The Pillars of the Earth. I haven’t even finished this book YET, I know. But I’m frickin’ loving this book! It’s got everything – literally EVERYTHING that I look for in a book, and I just can’t get enough of it. I’ll definitely read the sequels, too!

 

I tag…

As always, feel free to skip it if you don’t do tags or have already been tagged 🙂
If you are interested to do this tag, consider yourself tagged and go right ahead!

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed this bookish tag.
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post!
Happy reading!

Noriko

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Tag: The TBR Tag

Hello, everyone! It’s time for another book tag!
Many thanks to Katie@Never Not Reading for tagging me! She has a great blog with amazing book reviews and a lot of fun stuff! Be sure to head over and check her out!

Questions:

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Actually, I don’t keep track of my TBR nor do I check my Want-to-read shelf on Goodreads so much.
I am basically not a kind of person who adds books to my ‘want-to-read’ shelf at the instant when I think ‘Oh, I wanna read this,’  I only add books to ‘to-read’ shelf once I actually order/receive the books.
That said, nowadays, I try to add books to my ‘want-to-read’ shelf if a book caught my interest or I am personally recommended a book from my online friends and my friends (yes, you guys!) here at WordPress or Goodreads, and try to remind myself to buy them when I feel like reading them.
As for physical books, I organized my two bookshelves a few months ago (you can see what they look like here) and one of the bookshelves is used to store the books I’ve already read. Which means, the other bookshelf only stores the books I have yet to read. That helps me to keep myself reminded how many books I need to read. But the problem is, the pile keeps growing and growing… I no longer have any idea how many books I actually have on that shelf… lol

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
As I said in my answer to #1, it’s been a while since I lost count… but I think it’s probably 50/50, or e-books make up a little more than 60%, I guess???

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I’m basically a 100% mood reader. It totally depends on the mood I’m in when I’ve finished a book. Even if I set out a monthly TBR and have already chosen the books I’m going to read, if none of the books on my TBR suits my mood, I’ll switch them with something else.

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella.
Sophie Kinsella and I have been on a sort of a ‘love-and-hate’ terms. I’ve only read three Sophie Kinsella books, so I’m only speaking from my own experience, but t I basically dislike the heroine in Sophie Kinsella books; they simply IRRITATE OR FRUSTRATE ME like crazy. I cannot simply relate to them.
Nevertheless, I also know that I would flip-flop my mind probably around halfway through the book. I always end up enjoying Sophie Kinsella books immensely once the story or romance element kicks in. It’s typical.
But then again, my distaste for her typical heroines just stops me from actually reading her books. This book has been on my TBR since April 28th, 2014. I don’t know how likely it is that I ever pick this up…

 

A book that you recently added to your TBR.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I love dark, emotional, heart-wrenching, heavy books. Steph@Lost Purple Quill’s stunning review (you can read her review here) completely sold me on this book; I knew I had to read this. My Twitter friend also told me this is one of the best books she has read this year so far. I already ordered this book at Book Depository and am waiting for its delivery now.

 

A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover.

All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan. Look at this cover. I love pink. Pretty, isn’t it?
But the problem is, this is women’s fiction and I am not particularly in the mood for that genre right now…

 

A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading.

There are actually two books:

If you have known me for some time, you know I am not a non-fiction reader. But for some reason, these two books are sitting on my TBR AND on my Kindle for more than 2 years… it’s astronomically unlikely that I’d actually read them. Maybe I should delete them once and for all…

 

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for.

This book excites me sooooo much. The synopsis sounds so intriguing, too. I cannot wait to read this father-son collaboration that’s coming out this September!

 

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you.
I have no idea what book everyone else has read… so I’ll pass this question!

 

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Obviously, almost everyone around me has read it and I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. Some of my friends here at WordPress also recommended this book, too.

 

A book on your TBR that you’re just dying to read.

World Without End by Ken Follett.
It’s plain to see how I’m loving The Pillars of the Earth right now. How could I ever resist reading its sequel??
I NEED TO READ THIS!  I’m literally dying to read this like ASAP, but first, I need to finish the Pillars…. duh.

 

The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf.
153 books so far. But then again, as I said in my answer to #1, it’s not at all reliable. There must be a lot more…

 

I tag:

As always, no pressure! You can feel free to skip it. Just have fun with it 🙂
If you are up for doing this tag, you’re very welcome. Consider yourself tagged and go ahead! Just link back to me so that I can read your lovely answers ❤

There you have it. It’s been so much fun doing this tag!
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next post 🙂

Noriko

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