The "All About Reading" Tag

Y'all I was tagged by the wonderful Anne over at The Reading Life to do the "All About Reading" Tag! You can check out her post and show her some love here. 😘

1.) What do you look for the most when you pick up a book?
a.) a beautiful writing style; b.) a character driven story; c.) a plot driven story
Is all of the above an answer? lol I think that of the three though a character driven story is what I like the most. Yes, having a good plot is important, but I will trudge through anything if I like the characters enough. But if I don't like the characters? Then it doesn't really matter how amazing the plot or writing is, I'm just not gonna like it as much.

2.) What are your pet peeves in books?
I actually don't have very many pet peeves regarding books. But my biggest is when abusive love interests are made out to be desirable lovers. Cause who doesn't love being told what to do 24/7 and being constantly stalked and yelled at just because you talked to a friend that just happened to be a guy? I know I do. 🙄

3.) If you could print one quote on your wall, which one would it be?
Oh damn this is a hard one. I'll pick one bookish one and one non-bookish one. Okay? A good bookish one is
 "We'll just have to make better mistakes tomorrow."
-Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

And then a good non-bookish quote is actually a song lyric. I'm kinda a big fan of Twenty One Pilots, and a lot of their lyrics are quotes by themselves. However, one of my favorites right now is
"Some see a pen, I see a harpoon"
-Twenty One Pilots, Ode to Sleep 

4.) Which genre would you like to explore more?
I should really read more graphic novels. I really like them, but I just don't know about a lot of good ones. So, if you have any recommendations for graphic novels let me know!

5.) Was there ever a movie adaptation you liked better than the book?
hahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah there's a reason the quote "Don't judge a book by its movie" was written.

 6.) If one of your favorite books would be adapted or get a new adaptation, which book would it be and what role would you like to play?
Oh, I honestly don't know. Ummmmm, maybe Rain by India R. Adams. It's a really awesome fantasy series that's really unique and unlike anything I had read before. It would (hopefully) make a good movie. As for who I would want to play... I honestly don't know. Maybe someone who I won't name because they aren't introduced until book two. ;)

7.) A hyped book you wouldn't recommend at all?
Anything by Patrick Ness. I just can't get into his work. I have A Monster Calls checked out from the library, but I'm not expecting great things. I don't know, I've just never been able to get into his work. Though he is beloved by so many people it's actually kinda scary. 😅

8.) A book that highly influenced your life and way of thinking?
I don't think that there is one single book that has influenced my life and thinking. I like to think that each book can give me ideas or ways of viewing things, but I don't think that one book has impacted me that greatly.

9.) Are you a fan of rereading books? Do you do it often?
I love to reread books that I loved! I don't do it as often as I should, but I do have some plans for some rereads in the works. 😉

10.) Which book title could easily be the title of your life? 
Oh this is such a cool question! I think that it really depends on how I'm feeling. Lately though I guess it would be My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.

11.) Which book should be required reading for everyone?
I'm not one to shove books on people, but Serenity by India R. Adams is amazing and y'all should really read it.

12.) Who do you tag?
I'm tagging Greg over at Book Haven, Evelina over at AvalinahsBooks, and Lefty over at The Left-Handed Book Lover.      


  1. This is fun! I like character driven stories too, I think it helps to connect if the characters are relatable, even if some are not likable- if I can relate to them in some way, it makes me want to read it. And yes it's amazing to me that in 2018 we still have shady relationship examples showing up in books as good things?!!

    Alex and Ada is a pretty good graphic novel that I recommend a lot, and it reminds me of the show Humans which I'm watchin on AMC right now (and it's also awesome lol). Have you seen humans?

    Ooh thanks for the tag!!

    1. Oooo, I'll have to check it out. And totally, why are we still seeing these relationships being portrayed as good things? Honestly... Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. It would be so hard to answer the first question :) it's never the same thing. For me, I guess, it's the emotional impact? And I actually did think one movie was better than the book - but I gave the book an atrocious rating xD (I can't remember what it is now). But the rating should explain everything :D

    Thanks for tagging me! :)

    1. Oh yes! Emotional impact is totally a big one for me too. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. I read my first ever graphic novel a couple of months back: Perfect World by Rie Aruga. It totally opened my eyes to a genre I had previously shunned!


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