20 Questions Book Tag

Hey everyone and happy Sunday to you all, hope your weekend is great ❤

I saw this tag over at Jenny In Neverland Blog and I really loved it even though I wasn’t tagged, so I thought to do this tag as well 😉 If you don’t know Jenny and her blog, go visit her now and say I sent you. She has such a beautiful blog and I love reading her fun posts.

I love reading books and doing fun tags so this is just perfect and I hope you’ll love it too.

Books

How many books are too many books in a series?

Well, I love long series and I have a few that are more than 30 books, lol, but I will say that my favorite number for a series is 3 books. It’s starting to get harder and harder for me to invest in a longer series due to a hectic life.

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I love and hate cliffhangers in series ❤ But in most cases I really love them, they make the waiting better and I always thinking of that book, more than others. But if the author decides not to write the next book in the series and leaves with the cliffhanger that really pisses me off.

Hard copy or paperback?

For me, it’s paperbacks, hands down. I think hardcovers are more for vanity and display, while paperbacks are lighter, affordable and just more fun reading from (in my opinion anyway).

Favorite Book?

Wow, this is so hard as I really – truly love a lot of books. But If you are putting a gun to my head to choose then I will say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. However, if I could put a few more names in there 😉 I will put The Host, Jane Eyre and a few more (well, a lot more, lol).

A least Favorite book?

I don’t like to book shame, lol, but there are a few that I didn’t like or even didn’t care to finish.

Love triangles, yer or no?

Love triangles are okay but not in all genres. If it’s Fiction, I think it fits nicely but in Fantasy or Science Fiction I think it’s mostly done badly and I don’t care for it. I don’t like to read romance types books, so I guess that says it all 😉

Love

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

Wow, I really don’t like this question (it’s too hard). I had a few books like that this year. I will say that the only book I own a physical copy of on my bookshelves that I didn’t like is The Cuckoo’s Calling by J. K. Rowling but I think it’s mostly because I am not that into Mystery reading.

A book you’re currently reading?

I am re-reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas ❤ I love this book and the entire series so much and her next series, lol 😀

I am also finishing up The Chronicles of Crallick (The Spirit of Amathrain, #1) by Brad C. Baker, a book I received to review.

Last book you recommended to someone?

I just talked with my best friend about The Artist Way by Julia Cameron and it turns out she already has the book and loved it a lot, I have the book on my kindle but I really want to have a physical copy of it 😀

The oldest book you’ve read?

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis (It’s a romance novel that was published in 1796).

The newest book you’ve read?

I think it’s Turtles All the Way Down by John Green ❤

Favorite Author?

Wow, I must put a few authors in here (I can’t choose, hehe).

I love Jane Austen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Douglas Adams, John Green, J. K. Rowling, Sarah J. Maas, Robin Hobb, Charlotte Brontë Rick Riordan and so many more ❤

Buying books it borrowing books?

Finally an easy question, definitely buying books.

Take my money

A book you dislike that everyone seems to like?

I will have to say Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth. I just couldn’t connect to anything and I was very disappointed by the writing and by the story.

Bookmarks or dog ears?

In most cases I don’t use bookmarks, I try to remember where I was, but if I need to I will use bookmarks and never ever dogears – NEVER, Nope!

No Dog Ears

A book you can always re-read

So much – omg. I love re-reading any book that I loved and enjoyed reading from all my favorite authors (some I listed above) ❤

Can you read whilst hearing music?

Nope.

One pov or multiple pov’s?

I love a single POV n a book.

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Well, it mostly depends on the book and how much I am immersed in it, but generally, I am a very fast reader and I love finishing a book in one sitting, for me that means that the book was beyond amazing.

Reading

One book you read because of the cover

I’ve read a few books due to their covers 😉 Most recent was The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War by Jane Rosenberg LaForge and it turned out great.

Wow, that was a bit long tag 😀 But I loved doing it. If you are a bookdragon like myself and would love to try on this tag, consider yourself tagged! If you do take on this tag, don’t forget to link your post to me so that I could read your amazing answers ❤

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book Tag

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing okay and are having a nice (and productive) day ❤

Today I had a really great day. I was very productive and overall had a nice mood. I managed to sleep a lot and wake up late, I organized the house and finally organized and cleaned my writing desk (yay). Just before I started cooking a yummy dinner, I wrote for a bit (1.5 chapters) 😀

I was nominated by the wonderful author Heena Rathore and if by any chance you don’t know her or her blog, after finishing reading this post go pay her a visit. I am sure you’ll love all her writing advice, her book reviews and her great book that is about to get publish 😀

This will be a long one, so go grab a cup of tea (or other yummy drink), I’ll wait for ya, as you snuggle up on the couch 😉

Okay, let’s start…

What book has been on your shelf the longest?

Wow, this question is so hard. You see, both hubby and I had books even before we’ve met, and now his books are mine, lol (no… and mine are his). So, to answer this question, I will list the oldest book from our bookshelves 🙂

This book is the Azure Bonds (book 1) from the Forgotten Realms. Hubby bought this book 24 years ago.

Mine is… Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen, I bought it 20 years ago.

What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?

Currently, I’m reading Caraval By Stephanie Garber and Bindings & Spines By R.M. Ridley.

My last read was, Lake of Fire (The Apostates #3) & New Megiddo Rising (The Apostates 0.5) By Lars Teeney 🙂

My next read is going to be, The Shackled Scribes By Lars Teeney and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, #8) By J.K. Rowling.

What book did everyone like but you hated?

Allegiant By Veronica Roth. I remember that while I was reading this book, everyone loved it, but I was very disappointed with this book (the ending was… omg).

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but you probably won’t?

I really don’t own a book that I will not read. I always buy a book that I know, I’ll love.

What book are you saving for retirement?

I don’t have “this” kind of a book. I love reading and re-reading my books and I don’t think anyone should wait for retirement, in order to read a book 😀

Last page: Read it first or save until the end?

I never read the end first. I will browse the inside of a book to see if I like the writing style, but I will never read the end.

Acknowledgment: Waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

I love reading the acknowledgments in books. I think it’s mostly because I’m a writer myself, but I also think it will connect you with the author better.

Which book character would you switch places with?

Sorry, I don’t have a good answer here, but I love my life and I’m married to a wonderful husband, can’t think of life somewhere else. But if I can keep the people in my life but just be another person… I would say, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I love her ambition, her strength, her great abilities and she is gorgeous 😉

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?

Rapunzel, lol.

Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I have a book full of sarcastic jokes that a friend once let me borrow, and sadly (sorry not so sorry, lol) I never gave it back to her. It was not on purpose, I just got married at the time, I was also very ill after that and I just forgot about it, but I am very happy to have this book on my bookshelves.

Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?

Yes. I have, a few times 😀

Which book has been with you most places?

Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen. this book used to be in my bag all the time, no matter where I go. Now I have it as well, but in my Kindle App, lol, along with other 576 books 😉

Any required reading that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

No. I loved reading even Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky when others hated reading that book a lot.

Used or brand new?

Only new books. I know people see the used books as somewhat romantic and they are right, but I really don’t like used books much. All I can think about is people reading books in the toilet (gross).

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

Yes, I read them all.

Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

Yeah, the Divergent Series By Veronica Roth.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?

None that I can think of.

Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

I don’t have a person that I take advice on books, but I do like going on Goodreads and see what people say. I like reading the 3 stars reviews and below first. I also love watching youtube on books.

Is there a book outside your comfort zone you ended up loving?

None so far.

Wow, we’ve reached the end. This was a hard tag to do, but so much fun, you should really try it. Thank you so much, Heena for tagging me and thank you all for reading until the end ❤ I will not tag anyone, but if anyone wants to do this tag then consider yourself tagged.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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The Reader Problems Tag

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Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a good day 🙂

Long long time ago, I was tagged by the wonderful Rawls to do this fun tag. Sorry, it took so long to get to it, but I am happy to do it and it was such a fun tag. With everything that is going on in my life, all my tags and challenges were put aside, but I am so glad to be able to do it now.

Thanks again, so much ❤

Q: You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I pick my books by the mood I am having at that moment 😉

Sherlock

Q: You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or commit?

I used to force myself to keep on reading but now… If the book just can’t keep me reading, I will stop. It’s sad when it happens, but reading for me is fun and enjoyment and I will not force myself to read something that I can’t connect to. Sometimes I can go back to the book and maybe give it another go, but much later. But mostly this is how I feel when I need to stop…

Q: The end of the year is coming and you’re so close yet so far away on your GoodReads challenge. Do you quit or commit?

I used to be great at reading a lot of books in a month and in a year, but not now. I still try to put some sort of yearly reading goals, in hopes to achieve them… will see 😉

Q: The covers of a series you love DO. NOT. MATCH. How do you cope?

It’s horrible and I hate when they do that. WHY? Why do they do this to me?

Q: Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I would blog about it or just share a short review on Goodreads and read other Goodreads reviews of 1-2 stars, lol.

Q: You’re reading a book and you’re about start crying in public. How do you deal?

I never read outside, as I hate taking my beauties out, lol.

Q: A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a summary on GoodReads? Cry in frustration?

I love re-reading my books. When a sequel is coming out I will start re-reading the first book and continue with the next one.

Q: You don’t want ANYONE borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people “nope” when they ask?

Everyone in my life knows well not to even ask me for a book because I’m not giving. If someone will ask, I will bluntly say No! I love my shiny book to stay pretty and perfect (I know I’m a bit too obsessive, but I don’t care)  ❤

Q: You’ve picked up and put down five different books in the past month. How do you get over the reading slump?

I recently got into a reading slump and what helps me a lot is to read a few books at a time, this way I do not bored easily and I get to enjoy many stories at once, lol.

Q: There are so many new books coming out that you are dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I wish I could buy all the books, lol. Sadly with the low budget I have, I can buy very little (about 2 to 5 new books a year).

Q: After you’ve bought a new book you want to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf until you actually read them?

I read it at the same day I bought it. I have very few books that “just sit” on my shelf. I currently have a bit over 500 books and I didn’t read about 10 books or less, lol. As soon as buy I must start reading it and if it’s that good, I will finish it that same day or a day after 😀


Wow, that is all of this tag. Some of the questions were hard to answer but still had fun answering them 🙂 Feel free to answer on some (or all) of the question in comments below or even give this tag a try.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Weekly Round Up

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Happy Sunday to all my wonderful reader and fellow bloggers 🙂

As you all know, I’m sick (again), lol, all thanks go to my dear hubby 😉 I’ve been sleeping all day long and doing nothing (I feel a bit guilty because of that, but just a bit).

I was able to write a bit and caught up on some blogs and even was able to schedule a few posts for this week and the next (Yay me, lol). Now… It’s time to grab a yummy cup of tea with a lemon slice and just rest while I keep moving from blog to blog 😀

Here’s a quick weekly round-up of this weeks Coffee n’ Notes posts 🙂

Friday Musing

Friday Musing

Lots of rest, sleeping and a bit of blogging, that’s what my Friday and weekend looked like. I missed gaming a lot this weekend.

Book/Read Tag

Book Tag, Notes

I found this cute tag over at Kim Chance YouTube Channel and I had to give it ago. 10 questions all about books and reading! Hope you enjoy reading 😀

I loved doing this Tag.

Wishing you all an amazing Sunday and an awesome week 🙂

Thank you so much for reading ❤

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Book/Read Tag

Book Tag, Notes

Happy and relaxing Tuesday to you all, I hope you are having a good week so far 🙂

I found this cute tag over at Kim Chance YouTube Channel and I had to give it ago. We do share a few similarities of the book we love (and love, less) but I still enjoyed doing this tag a lot. Hope you enjoy reading 😀

10 questions all about books and reading!

1) What is the prettiest book you own?

I have a lot of pretty covers but I chose two and they are:

The Magic Thief Book

Cassandra Clare

2) What book have you read the most amount of times?

I love re-reading my books over and over again 😉 If you take out Harry Potter, Jane Eyre and Jane Austen’s books that I mostly re-read these two lovely books:

TheHost

TheOnlyCityLeft
3) If you could befriend any author, who would it be?

Omgosh, there are so many, I can’t choose one (sorry) 😀

 J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Robin Hobb, G.R.R.M, Stephenie Meyer, Diana Gabaldon and Sarah J. Maas ❤

Fangirl
Me, just thinking about being friends with one of them

4) Kill, kiss or marry? (Choose 3 characters)

Kill: Voldemort, lol, but also Gale from The Hunger Games (he is so annoying).

Kiss: Edward Cullen from Twilight

Marry: Peeta from The Hunger Games

5) What book are you really excited to read and disappointed when you finished?

I waited for this book a lot and I was so excited to read it. When I finally got my hand on this book, I read it all in one sitting. After finishing this book all I wanted to do is scream “Why… Why…” I just don’t get it… Why?

Allegiant

Moving on before I will freak out again… Already got the shakes, again.

6) If you could pick one world to live in, which would you pick?

Harry Potter’s world ❤

7) Read all day or write all day?

Nope. Such an unfair question.

Writing is air for me as you all know by now, but reading…

Reading is dreams & heart.

I write and I read and there is no way I can choose between them.

8) What character would you want to look like?

If you mean the physical appearance, Bella from Twilight.

If you mean what character I want to be, I would choose Hermione from Harry Potter & Celaena from Throne of Glass. I love these characters so much, They are both pretty, strong and such a bad-ass 😉

9) Where is your favorite place to read?

Anywhere where there is quiet. I don’t like to fall asleep with my book so no bed. Mostly on the Sofa.

10) Do you read in silence or with music/TV?

LOL, silence or as quiet as it can get 😀

Well, that is all, hope you enjoyed reading this lovely tag 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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The Book Courtship Book Tag

Book Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful Heena to do The Book Courtship Book Tag 🙂

Thank you so much Heena for this tag, it was so fun thinking of the books I’ve read and reread. It was also very fun to take pictures of these beautiful books (I forgot just how beautiful they are).

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction:

A book that you bought because of the cover?

I bought this book for my mom’s friend while hubby and I were in London, but she didn’t like it so I kept the book for myself (more for me). It is a fun book to read and I’m happy I got to keep it.

Book, CoffeenNotes

Phase 2 – First Impressions:

A book that you got because of the summary?

I bought this book a while back and the summary sounded like a great book and it is 🙂

Book2, CoffeenNotes

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk:

A book with great writing?

Both series are written extremely well. Love these series so much ❤

Book3, CoffeenNotes, G.R.R.MartinBook3, CofeenNotes, Robin Hobb

Phase 4 – First Date:

The first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

As soon as I read this book, everything changed and I wanted more 😀

Book4, CoffeenNotes, Harry Potter

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls:

A book that kept you up all night?

I read this book in one sitting until 4 am.

Book4, CoffeenNotes, Ready Player One

Phase 6 – Always on my mind:

A book you could not stop thinking about?

Still do, lol (Thank you, Andy and Henna).

Book6, CoffeenNotes

Phase 7 – Getting Physical:

A book which you love the way it feels?

These books have such a smooth feel to them, I love it.

Book7

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents:

A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

Read them all… Enough said.

Book8

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future:

A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?

So far I’ve read this series twice, so I am sure I will read them again.

Book9

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?

Sorry, I’m not going to tag anyone. If you like this tag and want to do it, consider yourself tagged 🙂 This was such a fun tag to do and I am sure you’ll enjoy doing it as well 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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