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🌟 Midnights Book Tag🌟

Hey and hello.

Do I have a lot of school work to do right now? Yes. Am I going to procrastinate by doing a Taylor Swift book tag? You bet ya!

I come to you today with the Midnight Book Tag by Star is All Booked Up. I’ve been seeing this floating around ever since the release of the album all those weeks ago (it could even be months ago, time is a social construct). As always, I’m late to the trend but I’ve really been wanting to do this tag, so here I am.

Of course I have to talk about my thoughts and feelings on this album before we dive in: I love it. To me it feels like the love child of Lover and Reputation which I really enjoy. The whole vibes of it are stellar. My absolute favourite songs are Lavender Haze and Midnight Rain. These make my ears very happy!

Also before we dive in I should plug the fact that I’m on a quest to do every Taylor Swift album tag. I was actually planning on doing Reputation next but the new album of course took precedence. I have done tags for Folklore, Evermore, and Lover though so you should check those out.


Lavender Haze // A book you will always love and defend

There are two very easy answers here for me but I feel like I’ve been talking abot these two series a whole lot in tags recently so I’m going to mention them super quickly and then move on to a new question with hopefully, more unique answers.

All For the Game by Nora Sakovic – these books have a long list of problems but my suggestion is to just sit back, enjoy and then look to the fandom for fix-it materia. The second is anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes because an argument can be made that her books can get very dramatic, but to that I say so what?


Maroon // A spicy book

I have been reading a fair few spicy books over the last two years. Probably my favourite that I’ve read, at least this year, has got to be The Edens series by Devney Perry. I like this series because it’s so much more than just a spicy book. It’s got solid tropes (grumpy/sunshine, single parent) and also seperate interweaving plotpoints like an entire murder mystery. I’m really excited to continue on with this series in 2023.


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End of the Year Book Tag – 2022

Hellooooo

I have got a busy few weeks coming up – presentation, DC trip, a video to film and edit, 2 essays due, New York trip, 2 final projects, 3 books left for class to read and at least one more paper or project that the teacher hasn’t even mentioned yet. That’s not to mention the added stress of getting ready to fly back home.

All of this is to say that I’m starting to feel a little stressed. To take away some of that stress I’ve decided to combine catching up on podcast episodes with scheduling some posts to help future me out.

We’re kicking things off with one of my favourite posts of the year – The End of the Year book tag! This is my fourth year in a row doing this tag so you should definitely check out previous years. I think it’s always fun to take a look back and look forward as we come to the end of the year.

2019 // 2020 // 2021


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

There are two books that I picked up this year that I put down for a break but have ultimately decided to DNF for good.

I started reading It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey over the summer and put it down because the main character was infuriating – 28 acting like an 8 year old. It just didn’t work for me and I couldn’t forsee myself coming to enjoy it so I ended up putting it down and I think I’ve given up completely.

The other book was one I’m super bummed about but I just wasn’t enjoying Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan. Despite enjoying her previous novel I couldn’t get into this book. It wasn’t moving fast enough for me and I wasn’t totally enthralled by the characters to keep me reading.

If memory serves, these are the only two books I’ve picked up, read a decent chunk of, but haven’t finished and sadly don’t plan to.


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Halloween Book Covers Tag

Hello and Happy Halloween!!

I love this time of year. I feel like even if you don’t do anything on Halloween (which, to be honest, I often don’t) it’s still stuch a fun weekend. Seeing everybody’s costumes, themed sweets, an excuse to watch scary movies or Halloween movies from your childhood *cough* HalloweenTown is elite *cough*.

It also means themed book tags which I always love. All month I’ve been racking my brain and keeping an eye out for which tag I want to do, and I’ve chosen the Halloween Book Covers Tag originally created by Metaphors and Moonlight


Skulls/Skeletons/Bones

I really love these covers for the Kingdom of the Wicked trilogy by Kerri Maniscalco, it was the first book I thought of when I saw the word “skull”. I think the third is probably my favourite just because I love the colours. Sadly, I haven’t read past the first book but that’s gonna be a goal for 2023 – read this entire trilogy in time to recommend it next Halloween.


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Criminal Minds Book Tag!!

Hellooooo and happy Monday.

No clue where that burst of energy came from. Let’s tone it down from now on shall we. Anyways, hello everybody. Last week I posted a list of murder-mystery books I want to read to fill the Criminal Minds sized hole in my heart, and today we’re continuing on with the Criminal Minds book tag!


Jason Gideon // Your favourite fictional teacher or mentor.

I recently went through my annual All For the Game obsession and I’m still riding that high so of course my answer is going to be David Wymack. I love him so much. This man deserves a raise for everything he has to put up with.


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Racing to Read Book Tag!

Hello and howdy 🤠

Today I went to my first American Football game. We managed to piece together what was happening as the game went on, but for the most part I was clueless.

You may be wondering “what is this relevant?” and to that I say: because today we’re doing a sport related tag in the form of The Racing to Read Book Tag and I need a good segueway into things.

The extent of my work-out routine is walking from my bed to my fridge. Just kidding. I do walk literally everywhere though and that’s enough for me when it comes to exercising. I have too much social anxiety for the gym.

I’ve seen Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Rabhya @ Rabs Bookish Planet do this tag so go check out there’s if you haven’t already :))


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The Summer Book Tag

Today is my second to last day of being at home. Can somebody explain to me how it is that I’ve been here for almost two months and, mercifully, haven’t really seen anybody I went to school with, and yet today I run into two boys on two seperate occasions.

It’s not that deep but also it is. I’m just trying to go get bread and walk my dogs in peace.

Anyways, moving on from that, today I’m going to be doing The Summer Book Tag. For me summer is essentially over. I’m flying back to England and starting uni like a month earlier then I would be if I was staying in York this semester and that’s kind of a bummer so I’m gonna close the season off with an approriatley themed tag!

I’ve seen a fair few people do this tag like Riddhi and Kappa so go check out their posts too :))


Lemonade: Pick a book that started off bitter but then got better.

I really wasn’t loving The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren when I first started reading it.

There was a fair bit of exposition and set up to explain the technology used and also explain why Jess would ultimately decide to use the dating app and I just found myself unable to care.

It wasn’t until the characters started having a bit more chemistry between them and the romance got going that I sat back and enjoyed.


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I’ve survived for 20 years so … My Life in Books Tag

Today is my last day of being a teenager. *screams* Tomorrow I turn twenty years old *SCREAMS EVEN LOUDER*. As you can see I’ve not really come to terms with the fact that it’s my birthday tomorrow.

Please take me back to being 3 years old when all I wanted in life was to be a lion (that was genuinly my answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” – hence the face paint).

To celebrate/commiserate moving into my 20’s I thought it’d be the perfect time to do the My Life in Books Tag!!


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The Last Ten Books Tag!

Despite having big blogging plans for this month, I do not have the time or the energy to follow up on all of them. Turns out working 6 days a week, socialising with friends and making the most out of limited family time all while trying to survive 40*C weather is HARD.

So today, just to try and get me back in the swing of it, I’m going to do a tag! It’s been over a year since Rania @ Moonlit Notes tagged me to do The Last Ten Books tag, but I’m finally getting around to it!


The last book I gave up on …

I don’t know if I’ve given up on this book for good, but at least for now I’ve put it down.

I started reading Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan last month as part of my “reading the rainbow” challenge I did. I just couldn’t really get into the swing of things with this book.

This is duo POV and I was clearly liking one characters chapters more then the other which made the second characters chapters feel like a drag.

I might go back to this one at another time, just not right now.


The last book I re-read …

Before I check Goodreads I’m going to guess that it was Hearstopper because after watching the TV show I hopped and skipped right over to WebToon to re-read the entire webcomic.

After checking Goodreads I can confirm that it was infact Hearstopper by Alice Oseman. If you also want to include “last book I started re-reading” then I’ll also include Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett. At the start of this month I read the first couple of chapters of numerous book, this being one of them. I got distracted by others but I’ll be going back to it soon.


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Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2022!

It’s that time of year again folks!! The Mid-Year Freak Out tag is a book blogging staple and I love doing it every single year. We’ve officially survived the first six months of the year, only six more to go. In those six months I’ve read 61 books and I’m excited to reflect on those books today!

✨Past Mid-Year Freak Outs!✨ – 2019 // 2020 // 2021


Best book you’ve read so far in 2022.

I did a whole blog post last week talking all about my favourite books of the year so far.

I think I included something like 8 books on that list but my definite favourite of the year so far is still really easy to point out: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This book was so goddamn addictive. I could not put it down and reading it was just one of those experiences where my brain couldn’t get enough.

My life now revolves around waiting for this TV show to premiere.


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LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag!

Hey and howdy 👋 We are nearing the end of Pride of Month and of course I have to do a pride related tag at some point this month so today I’m going to be doing the new LGBTQ+ Historical Icons Tag created by Laura @ The Corner of Laura!


Rules

  • Link back to the original creator (The Corner of Laura) and link back to this page (otherwise, the original creator won’t get a notification).
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post
  • (Optional) Use the graphics and don’t forget to credit the original creator (Text prompts are at the end of the tag if you’d prefer to use those)
  • (Optional) Tag 5 or more other people.

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