The 3 bookish things tag (me rambling about books, authors and other stuff bibliophiles talk about)

Copy of why hello there!

Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I really wanted to write something bookish today but had no idea what to write about, so I stumbled across this amazing tag by one of the most legendary books bloggers/ authors, @paperfury (aka C.G Drews) Its called the 3 bookish things tag, and basically its a tag where you write three bookish answers to a bunch of different bookish questions!

Speaking of bookishness (is that even a word? XD) I really have missed being a book blogger, as much as I love making lifestyle posts I think I’m going to go back to being a book blogger! The book community is so fun and its a lot more enjoyable for me, I feel happier when I write bookish posts and I don’t feel like I’m comparing myself to others as much. What do you guys prefer to see on my blog?

Anyways, enough of my rambling let’s start the tag!

3 Favorite Authors

This is honestly a really hard question. There are so many amazing authors and I find new ones every day, but I guess my 3 all-time favorites are;

Marissa Meyer: Because the worlds and the characters she crafts are amazing. also, the lunar chronicles are just too amazing

Leigh Burdugo: I have one word for you (actually three words) SIX OF CROWS! I also love how all of her books have diverse characters! Its really hard to find interesting books that represent lots of different races, and Leigh nails that.

Marie Lu: because WARCROSS IS AMAZINGLY AWESOME (wildcard kind of let me down though)

3 Weirdest things used as a Bookmark

To be honest I don’t use bookmarks often because I usually read a book in one stand, meaning I spend the whole day reading a book which probably is very unhealthy but sometimes it’s worth it! (I read the whole To all the boys I loved before series in like three hours with no breaks)

Marker/pen/paper: I use these the most because I always have one on me.

Another book: surprisingly it works pretty well!

Sock: I have no comment XD

3 Series Binged

Lunar Chronicles: When I found out about this series, almost all the books were out already, so it was super easy to binge read. This series is honestly so amazing.

Shadow and Bone: These books surprisingly took longer to read than The Lunar chronicles, despite the books were a bit shorter.

To all the Boys I loved before: Like I mentioned before I read all the three books in less than 4 hours. The series is such a page-turner and probably one of the first ya “Romance” Series I actually finished.

3 Characters YOU LOVE

So I don’t know if she meant, characters you ship yourself with or characters you love (like platonically) SO I’m just gonna list both.

Carswell Thorne-The Lunar Chronicles: I’m sure we all are in love with him, let me just say that.

Kaz Brekker- Six of Crows: Again, who isn’t in love with him

Anne Shirley-Anne of Green Gables: Anne has always been one of my favorite characters! She is clever, fun and so imaginative. I can relate to her so much.

 

3 Unpopular Bookish Opinions

 Before I share these I just want to beg you to please not come and kill me. I am not trying to offend anyone, these are just my thoughts.

Harry Potter seems overrated: I feel like almost every bookish person loves this series and I personally don’t get the huge appeal. (please don’t hurt me)

I feel like POC aren’t represented a lot: Now I know there are plenty of great books with POC, but I feel like the types of genres I like to read don’t represent them enough. Or like the only books with them in it that get so popular are the books like “The Hate You Give.” I have a hard time finding cute, fluffy ya books that feature POC, that don’t overly focus on race.

Too much cursing in books is kind of annoying: I find it really annoying when I’m reading a book and the characters curse/ cuss so much. For some characters, Its a part of their voice, or their talking style, and I guess that’s okay. But its really annoying when there are 5 cuss words on each page. Is that really how normal teens talk all the time?

3 Favorite Book Covers

in which ava is too lazy to rebel and collect pictures of all the book covers she loves

Dance of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #1)   The Tea Dragon Society Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)

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Thanks for reading this post! I tag anyone who needs something to blog about, or is obsessed with bookish stuff like I am! What are your Top Three go-to reads? What are some books that are on your TBR List? Do you like my bookish posts?

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32 thoughts on “The 3 bookish things tag (me rambling about books, authors and other stuff bibliophiles talk about)

  1. I’m so glad someone finally agrees with me! It’s really annoying and it makes words that I usually wouldn’t say get stuck in my head!
    I am also glad you agree about the hp! Everyone always says your not a true bookworm if you don’t like it. XD💛💛

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  2. Yes! Anne Shirley is one of my favorite characters! And yes I hate it when books have too much cussing! I tried to read h2o a while back but I just couldn’t! Instead of the characters swearing they put a little butterfly symbol to show where the characters cursed during the story! It was ridiculous. There were so many butterflies on every page. I ended up having to put it down! So frustrating because the book has a really cool concept!! Great post 💜💜

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  3. ava, i said this before but i think it’s okay not to limit yourself to only one blogging niche. i know a lot of people suggest that, but if you’re happy making both lifestyle and bookish related posts, then go for it! i love reading both types of posts and i definitely like to have a break from the bookish content myself, so do not worry much about it.
    i really love this tag and i’ll probably consider answering it myself; it was so much fun! as for series binged, i also binge-read to all the boys for the second time and it was amazing but also kind of irresponsible, lol. basically, i had this huge test on saturday but i just wanted to read and i ended up procrastinating studying (and paying attention on class) just so i could re-read these books one after the other. it wasn’t a really smart choice, but this story is so addictive, it’s impossible to put it down!
    i also think it’s very true that POC are not represented enough as for books that are just cute & fluffy and do not focus a lot on race. i recently read opposite of always, by justin a. reynolds and i was really happy to encounter a book that featured mostly black/POC characters and yet race was not a big deal at all; instead, the book just focused on the relationships & friendships, like many other contemporaries with white characters. i’d highly recommend checking it out!

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  4. you are literally the sweetest person ever! I will take your advice and not worry about sticking to one niche, because whenever i do that I end up stressing out over writing posts!
    Yes! TATBILB is veryyy addicting, I was so happy I got all the books at once because it was sooo hard to put down! I also have a huge issue with procrastiation so whenever I have tests or certian tasks with due dates, I try to not get new books or I hide the books that I was planning on reading or else I would just read all day lol
    yes yes and YES
    I have had Opposite of Always on my tbr for too long! I hope I get around to reading it soon. It looks really cute and I think I would really enjoy it!
    I really hope Authors start writing more books similar to that! As a black girl its really hard to find books that don’t focus on race with characters that look like me and act similar to me, so when I see books like that it makes me super duper happy!
    Thank you soo much for commenting btw! You are honestly so sweet and fun to talk to!
    😀

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  5. Ooooh the weirdest thing I used as a bookmark is either a q-tip or a used tissue. definitely in the gross category.

    I guess Harry Potter IS overrated. Hm.

    Trust me, teens cuss a looooooooooooooooooot. I don’t, because I grew up Christian (and I am one) and I find it a bit annoying. (especially bc my best friend cusses all the time? In front of my grandparents once. #rude) It’s not exactly NORMAL to cuss that much, but people do it. Just not *e*v*e*r*y*o*n*e*

    Obviously, I’m not a POC so I don’t have much reason to talk on this, but I agree… it’s kinda annoying tbh when EVERY SINGLE book with a POC focuses on their race. Tho those books are super important. I really want some fluffy romances (Eleanor and Park is a good one- and the opposite of always.) and some fantasy!!

    and here’s a random book rec::: More Than You Can Tell.
    Rev is the literal smolest bean to ever live (yeah, I know he’s fictional)

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  6. q-tips can strangely have many uses!

    Yeah, before I didn’t realize how many, but like after joining some of my highschools clubs (I’m homeschooled but I can still do clubs) Every. Teen. Was. Cussing.
    I sometimes see cussing a-lot on certain websites or in vines but seeing so many kids cussing at the same time was so strange to me.
    One day I was yelling at my parents and i thought I had said ‘freaking’ but I said the other word. First time I actually cuss out loud I say the worst word to my parents.
    It wasn’t good.
    Now I avoid even saying ‘Freaking’ or ‘crap’ because whats the point of cussing anyway? Do we really need to cuss xD

    YES YES YES! I would live for a cute fluffy POC romance. I wanted to write one but contemporary isn’t my strong suit.

    I”LL TRY READING THAT BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH MY TBR LIST IS SUPER LONG I CANNOT STOP READING NEW BOOKS!!

    also thanks for commenting and being so nice on my posts, it really made my day! i hope we can be friendos 😀

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  7. ahaha I’ve technically been homeschooled all my life but I go to this private school thing no one understands.

    but even in a christian homeschool there is definitely cussing… :/

    I’ve never cussed, really, except on accident in my mind but who doesn’t?

    and I am SO glad you survived that f-word ordeal omjg I probably wouldn’t xD

    and seriously, no one really needs to cuss. It’s not like you’re gonna DIE if you cuss (well, technically… maybe but I don’t wanna go into all the theological stuff rn)

    WOW WE ARE TWINNING EVEN MORE I CAN’T DO CONTEMPORARIES. I kind of cheat and do contemporaries in my fantasy world…. (basically our world but replace tech with magic)

    Of course!! 💕

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  8. IVE BEEN HOMESCHOOLED ALL MY LIFE AND IM ALSO CHRISTIAN IM REALLY CONVINCED THAT WE ARE TWINS.

    i didn’t know christian homeschoolers cussed aaa

    YA IM SHOOK THAT I SURVIVED

    IKR WHATS THE POINT OF CUSSING

    YES SAME
    i basically made a magic version or siri/ alexa

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  9. TWINSSSSSsssS

    oh yeah they cuss (at least my friend does- no one else *really* cusses when I’m around but I know they do. I’ve also had some church people cuss online and stuff)

    woah wait a magic alexa? That sounds like the best thing ever I’m intrigued

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  10. OMG YES
    OKAY HERES AN EXAMPLE ILL JUST SEND AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK
    it might have typos but okay

    Leo sighed as he opened his book. His book was not just an ordinary book, it was a magical book that usually only wealthy people could own. That’s why he stole it. He usually wasn’t one to steal but when he traveled to the country of solatia he was able to friendly persuade a child to give him one. It was an older piece of tech, but still worked wonders. He could learn anything about anything by simply asking the book. Now he was unsure where exactly he was. But wherever he was, it was quite beautiful. With exquisite castles, huge gardens and lovely meadows. It looked awfully romantic and he considered stopping off there for a bit before he finished the rest of his journey.
    “Book, where am I and are there any events going on? I feel like this might be the place where I meet my true love!” Leo spoke softly to the book, running his fingers through his unruly shoulder length hair.
    The book’s tattered pages flipped open to a random page, and magic letters appeared on the page. “Here’s the results I have found.” The book said.
    You are currently in the land of Estrella, known for its beautiful stars and unique castles. The king and queen live happily with their son and daughter. There has been rumors that the young prince has gone missing. The King and Queen have recently announced that there would be a ball to find a prince for the young princess. The young princess is stunning, but her beauty does not compare to her wit and intelligence.
    “A ball!” Leo whispered, “A ball!” He said again, a bit louder filling up with excitement. “I’ve always wanted to go to a ball! What if I get to dance with the lovely princess! What if we dance all night and then she wants to marry me! What if I become a prince!?” He smiled brightly, his head filling with dreams and wishes.
    “Book, look up more about this young princess! I would like to know more about her.”
    The book’s pages flipped once more until they stopped, and once again the magic letters appeared. “Here are the results.”
    Princess Flora has recently turned seventeen years old. She is smart, fun and quite a beauty. She enjoys writing, reading and playing with her pet cat Iris. Flora has a great temper but can also be quite kind. She loves helping the poor and the orphaned. She is quite a hermit and prefers staying in then going to parties, but when she does go out, she has the best of fun.
    “Wow! She sounds lovely!” Leo swooned. Was he in love? He had never been in love before, but at this moment it felt rather amazing. “Book, what if she’s the one!?” He said excitedly.
    “We need to go to that ball!” Then he realized that he had a huge pirate ship, with 12 orphans under his watch. He would stick out like a sore thumb amongst the rich princes.
    But, he had to try. He got up, filled with determination and marched out of his room

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  11. OOH YES THAT’S FABULOUS. I HAVE A BOOK IN MY SERIES SIMILAR… IT DOESN’T TALK BUT IT IS KIND OF A REFERENCE BOOK OF SORTS WITH INFORMATION ON MAGICAL CREATURES. ALSO YOU CAN STORE STUFF IN IT AND THERE’S A SECRET INDEX WHICH IS A DOOR TO ILLEGAL INFORMATION (dark magic and stuff)

    BUT SERIOUSLY THAT’S REALLY GOOD I LOVE IT WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO LEOOooOOo

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  12. OH YES DOES HE FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PRINCESS OR A GARDEN GIRL IN A WHEELCHAIR? (my mind went straight to secret garden, idk why)

    AND THANK YOU! I HAVE A COUPLE EXAMPLES POSTED SOMEWHERE ON MY BLOG HANG ON I’LL GIVE YOU A LINK TO ONE IF YOU WANT

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  13. https://wordpress.com/post/smellfoycanread.wordpress.com/460

    I HOPE THIS LINK WORKS I HAVE A COUPLE SCENES POSTED ON THERE AND WAITTTTT I HAVE ANOTHER ONE WITH THE WEIRD MUSTACHE AND MARRIED LADY
    https://wordpress.com/post/smellfoycanread.wordpress.com/746

    YEAH IT’S HERE YOU DON’T HAVE TO READ IT BUT IT’S HERE IF YOU DO.

    DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SCENES POSTED THROUGHOUT YOUR BLOG CAUSE IT SOUNDS FABULOUS- WHAT’S IT CALLED?

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