Ringing In The New Year Book 2019 Tag

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Happy New Year everyone!

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but since it is 2019, why not I make a new book tag post! 🙂

RULES:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark Chronicles)
  • Share the tag image
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2018?

There were many books that caught my attention. For standalone, Dear Martin by Nic Stone was such a powerful and moving read that I hope more people will read the book. I feel like shoving the book to people who have not read it yet! What are you guys doing in your life?

Alright another one, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Oh God this story. I couldn’t stop reading this once I started. The drama, tension and characters were so brilliantly written! I heard there is news about making this book to a TV series. Let’s just hope that the series is great!

For series, I guess The Trials of Apollo was great as well. I miss Percy Jackson and the gang and reading about them brought back memories of reading the PJO series.

Authors that you have recently found that you would like to read more of in the new year.

I would love to read more of Nic Stone’s, Angie Thomas’, Holly Black’s stories, and from a couple more authors.

Most anticipated book turned movie/TV show?

The second book in the series of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han. I love this first movie and I hope the second is way better!

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Cardan from The Cruel Prince would make a good candidate LOL

What’s on your TBR for 2019? (Top 5-10 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list)

My main TBR:

  1. Children of Blood and Bone
  2. Renegades series
  3. The Weight of Our Sky
  4. The Wicked King

How many books do you hope to read in 2019?

I target for 40 books this year and I hope I will make it! Last year I read 46 books and I am proud of it 🙂

Will you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge or any others? (Popsugar, Down the TBR Hole, Etc.)

This year I will participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge and I target 40 books to read by the end of the year!

Any New Year’s resolutions? (Bookish, blogging or vlogging, and otherwise)

  1. To read more books
  2. To expand horizon – read more genre
  3. To do more blogging
  4. Get a job

That’s my book tag, guys! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in another book tag! 🙂

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Sabrina

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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Hi guys! I know I know, it has been a while since I wrote a book tag. I truly miss writing these fun tags as this can be a platform to collect my opinion on some books and to know my progress of the first part of the year!


1. Best book you’ve read this year?

There are a few that interest me. Dear Martin, Little Fires Everywhere and Broken Beautiful Hearts are my 5 star reads for this year. I cannot choose what is truly the best read, because they are equally good in their own ways!

I truly recommend these to all of you.

2. Best sequel you’ve read in 2018?

I have to say Always and Forever, Lara Jean is a perfect conclusion to the series of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I can somehow relate to Lara Jean in some ways and that makes the story special for me.

3. New release you haven’t read yet but want to?

Children of Blood and Bone!! Oh my god I don’t know why I haven’t read this!! I need to read this pronto!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

Wildcard, What If Its Us and also City of Ghosts! So excited to read Victoria Schwab’s new middle grade series soon!

5. Biggest disappointment?

From Twinkle, With Love disappoints me. I didn’t enjoy it that much because of the main character and also the bland plot :/

6. Biggest surprise?

I am surprised that I actually enjoyed reading The Belles! After reading not-so-good reviews on Goodreads, I truly decreased my expectation towards the book and the story turned out to be pretty good 🙂

7. Favorite new-to-you or debut author?

Nic Stone and Celeste Ng! I wish I can write like them!

8. Newest fictional crush?

Owen from Broken Beautiful Hearts. Such a perfect guy ❤

9. Newest favorite character?

Charlie Grant from Save the Date! I think she is living mirror of me. LOL

10. Book that made you cry?

There are no books that made me cry.

11. Book that made you happy?

Always and Forever, Lara Jean made me happy!!

12. Favorite book-to-film adaptation?

Love, Simon is pretty decent for a book-to-movie adaptation. Really looking forward for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and also The Hate U Give movie!

13. Favorite post you have done this year?

I cannot choose! I have so many favourites!

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year?

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi!

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I have to read 5 more books in order for me to complete my Goodreads reading challenge this year! I believe I can do more, I can reach at least 40 books by the end of August, I guess 🙂 I don’t know how you people can read until 200 books per year! :O You guys are a machine!


That’s it for my tag! Truly enjoyed answering all questions and I look forward to read more books for the second part of the year ❤ ❤ ❤

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Sabrina

This or That Book Tag!

Hello guys! I saw this post over Abigail’s blog, Abigail’s Books and I feel like why not I do this? Simple and fun book tags like are not meant to be missed! 🙂

QUESTIONS:

  1. Reading on the bed or the couch?

    Bed! My body aches so quickly after a few minutes reading on a chair.

  2. Male main character or female main character?

    Female main character.

  3. Sweet snacks or salty snacks when your reading?

    I prefer drinks than snacks as I don’t want my hands to be dirty!

  4. Trilogies or Quartets?

    Trilogies I guess. I don’t like to invest so much in a series, because I hate to spend more money on the same series and furthermore I have so many other books to read as well. Duology or standalone is better!

  5. First person point of view or third person point of view?

    POV from first person.

  6. Reading at night or in the morning?

    I can read whenever I feel it’s alright! I have more time to read in the morning while going to university 🙂

  7. Libraries or bookstores?

    Bookstores! I wish I can live in there someday, sometime ❤

  8. Books that make you laugh or cry?

    Books that make me laugh! I dislike tear-jerker books, because it makes me sad terribly. HINT: ALLEGIANT!

  9. Black book covers or white book covers?

    Black! I hate white when it comes to book covers. It will get dirty much faster and I have to take extra care of it.

  10. Character driven or plot driven?

    I guess both is important. I cannot stand the story if either one is not good enough.

Thank you guys for reading my book tag! See you in another post! 🙂

X

Sabrina

Ringing In The New Year Book Tag

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I was tagged by lovely Abigail from Abigail’s Books! Here’s my tag!

RULES:

  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Link to the creator of the tag (Bookmark Chronicles)
  • Share the tag image
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it)

Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2017?

I didn’t read any new series other than Harry Potter but I did read a few standalones last year. I read Wing Jones by Katherine Webber and also Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. I love both of those stories! Wing Jones is a coming of age and also a moving story. Furthermore is a unique yet whimsical story which offers life related advises and elements.

Authors that you have recently found that you would like to read more of in the new year.

I recently discoved the writings of Tahereh Mafi. I have heard of her for a long time, but I haven’t got the chance of reading books yet. The Shatter Me series receives mixed reviews but for Furthermore, mostly there are positive.

Most anticipated book turned movie/TV show?

I am excited for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before book to movie adaptation! Cannot wait to see my favourite characters on screen! I am also VERY excited for Crimes of Grindlewald.

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Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

AHH if only I could choose more than one 😛 The only character that I can think of now is Hideo Tanaka from Warcross by Marie Lu. He is rich, smart and also dreamy ❤ ❤

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What’s on your TBR for 2018? (Top 5-10 will suffice if it’s an extremely long list)

  1. Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi.
  2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. (This book is in my TBR for YEARS ALREADY!!)
  3. Still Me by Jojo Moyes.
  4. Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.
  5. Save the Date by Morgan Matson.

I am most excited for number 5!!

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How many books do you hope to read in 2018?

I am rooting for 35 books, but I think I can do more! I have already read 5 books till today. I AM BACK WITH MY READING GAME!

Will you participate in the Goodreads reading challenge or any others? ( Popsugar, Down the TBR Hole, Etc.)

I am participating in Goodreads and targeting to read 35 books!

Any New Year’s resolutions? (Bookish, blogging or vlogging, and otherwise)

  1. I wish to read more than 35 books this year.
  2. Post more book reviews/talks/tags for my blog.
  3. I want to do well in my final year of degree and also internship program.
  4. Score good grades in exams.
  5. Give back to my family ❤

That’s my book tag, guys! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in another book tag! 🙂

X

Sabrina

The End of Year Book Tag – 2017

Long time no see!

Thank to my usual suspect, Abigail’s Books for the tag! Let’s get started!

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

Yes there is. I read Always and Forever, Lara Jean in July but I neglected it because I didn’t have a physical copy back then. I am planning to read it next year after finishing finals.

2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

I don’t really have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year because for the past 3 years, my finals are always in the end of the year so I won’t be reading book much, instead I would read lecture notes :/

3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

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I am waiting for Still Me by Jojo Moyes! At first I was quite hesitant upon hearing the news about the book, but now I am really looking forward into reading the third book of the installment soon! I wonder what Jojo Moyes will offer us for the next book.

4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Well, if I have time in the world to read, why not?

  1. Wonderwomen by Leigh Bardugo
  2. Warcross by Marie Lu
  3. Whichwood by Tahareh Mafi

5. Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

No. I only read 12 books this year and most of them are rereads such as Harry Potter.

6. Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

Yes! I have actually planned for my reading challenge on Goodreads and I am pretty much excited for it! Cannot wait to share with you guys! It is going to be a wonderful year of reading ❤

Thanks for reading the post guys and I will see you guys in another post!

X

Sabrina

Harry Potter Book Tag

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It’s time for another tag! I was tagged by Lorryn from Reading Parental and I know, I am little bit late to join this tag (mainly because I have stuff to prioritize first), but by hook or by crook, I will still make time to do this interesting tag ❤


Am I a pure blood, half-blood, or muggle born?

Here is the list:

Muggles: People who haven’t seen the movies or read the books

Muggle-borns: People who have only seen the movies

Half-bloods: People who have only read the books

Pure Bloods: People who have read the books and seen the movies

Deatheaters: Pure Bloods that look down on Muggle-borns

I’d have to say that I am actually a pure blood with a little hint of a Deatheater 😛

It will be weird for people to not read the books and to only watch the movies! The adventure of the series is far more fun and magical in the books! Movies are only visualizers that help us to understand more about the magical world! I am sorry but I tend to judge people who haven’t read the books, because they would appreciate and enjoy the series better if they read it!

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Which wand chose me?

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Did I take an owl, cat, rat, or toad with me?

I would take an owl like Hedwig ❤

I am scared of rat and toads to be honest :/ I like cats but cats are available in the muggle world so owl will be my choice!

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Where did the sorting hat put me?

I am sorted into Ravenclaw. Ravenclaw rules!

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“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure”

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What house did I want to be in?

When I was little, I used to think that I am in Gryffindor, mainly because the story revolves around three young wizards who are in Gryffindor. Of course, as a little child, you were amazed with their bravery, charm and wisdom and eventually, you wanted to be like them!

As I grow older, I realise that they are actually so many talented wizards other from Gryffindor! Always be proud of house! ❤

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What lessons are my favorite and least favorite?

If I were to attend Hogwarts, I would probably enjoy Defense Against the Dark Arts and Transfiguration!

The least subject for me would be Potions because I hate to be in a toxic and stressful environment with a terrible teacher teaching :/ A teacher should be helpful and encouraging, not bullying the students!

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The form my patronus takes?

My patronus is a Deerhound!

As the name suggests, the Deerhound is a large sighthound bred in Scotland to hunt deer. A Scottish Deerhound named Cleod played Padfoot in Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix. Although they were bred for hunting, Deerhounds are gentle dogs with a very friendly nature. Deerhounds are eager to please and will happily drive away Dementors with their irresistible urge to chase their prey!

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What does a boggart look like to me?

My boggart will be failing all of my exams (Hermione and I are soulmates :P) and losing the people I love most.

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Do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

Quidditch will be awesome, but I think I am physically unfit to sports now, because I don’t really do physical activities that much (I am just lazy tbh).

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Where would I find myself hanging in my free time?

Library! I would spend time reading, revising and finishing all my assignments! I would also be found at Hagrid’s Hut, just to visit him during the weekends!

OR

I guess I will be at my dormitory, sleeping. 😛

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What would I most likely get detention for?

For talking too much I guess? LOL

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What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?

I want to work at the Ministry, to make a change on the corrupted system! Teaching at Hogwarts also is my choice 🙂

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Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?

Invisibility Cloak! If people knows that I possess the stone of the wand, they will eventually hunt me down! With the cloak, I can sneak out to forbidden places to see what people are all up to!

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Favourite book?

Goblet of Fire and Half Blood Prince! I have read those two book multiple times! And if I have the time, I will read them more!

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Least favourite book?

Prisoner of Azkaban I guess.

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Favourite film?

The first four films as the films are less darker and less sad moments compared to the last few films 😦

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Least favourite film?

The last four because the films are more serious, stressful and painful to watch. Honestly I pity all of the characters who have to face Voldemort’s wrath at the end.

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Favourite character?

There will be a long list! Harry, Hermione, McGonagall, Dumbldore, Sirius, Molly Weasley, Fred and George, and Lupin.

I guess my most favourite of all will be Minerva McGonagall 🙂

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Least favourite/most hated character?

Dolores Umbridge! Her existence is the worse!

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Favourite teacher at Hogwarts?

Remus Lupin. He’s one great teacher. He encourages students to do well in studies and praises if they have done well. In other words, he appreciates his students, either they are bad or good.

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Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?

Umbridge. No further comments.

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Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?

The Ministry of Magic is just so corrupted they can even trust ex-Deatheaters and allow them to enter the ministry to work 😦

There are so much dying of my favourite characters and it is painful to watch them left Harry alone.

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If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?

AHH I don’t want to choose one!

I guess I want to save Lupin from dying because he didn’t deserve it. He deserves to stay with Harry and the rest of the order 😦


That’s my Harry Potter Book Tag! I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it ❤

Till next time

X

Sabrina

The Book Blogger Test Tag

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I was tagged by the Amazing Abigail from Abigail’s Books!

Don’t forget to check her post out!

Thank you so much for tagging me because now I feel more intrigued to do book tags now even though I have tonnes of school work to do! Really appreciate it, Abigail ❤

Let’s get started!

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.

2. Answer the ten questions asked on this post.

3. Nominate at least five people to do it also.

Top 3 book pet hates

  1. I hate it when I accidentally left my book in my school bag. Fragile and flimsy things like paperbacks will easily get damaged when they are in contact with other edgy things in your bag :/ I want my book to be damage-free!
  2. I hate reading iBooks! It ruined my eyes so badly. I prefer to read physical/printed books now. I used to read like 30 books in my book last year but after some time my eye sight has worsen! :/ Expensive books made me resort to read eBooks.
  3. Writers writing an intentional story with POC characters truly disappoints me. I feel like everyone wants to write about POC books in order for them to be ‘included’ in the market. Please write genuine stories. Don’t get me wrong, I am a POC and strong advocate for POC representation in every industry, not just in books. I also don’t like reading books with stories about the ‘inferiors are bad and dangerous’ and stuff. Like come on, don’t write stories to imply bad reputations to others.

Perfect reading spot

Obviously my bed or at my computer desk. However, at night I will fall asleep much easily with a book on my lap or head haha

Three book confessions

  1. I prefer standalone compared to series. Unless the book is truly worthy like the Harry Potter series ❤ It is really time and money consuming when you start to commit to a series. That is why I only read a few series such as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Wrath and The Dawn! I am now yet to read Crooked Kingdom, A Torch Against The Night and The Mignight Star because I feel so lazy and I have to spend more money to buy them :/ Standalones are better.
  2. I am NOT and NEVER intrigued to read Twilight, Game of Thrones and other lengthy series.
  3. I am very jealous to those who received free books or you may call it ARCS from publishers :/ And I am mad to those who are selling their ARCS to people who don’t have the privilege of reading ARCS 😦 If I were to receive ARCS, I will just give them to my friends after finished reading because why do you want to keep them instead of sharing?

Last time you cried reading a book

The last moment that I truly cried badly when I read Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. The book was truly a good read. I just love Morgan Matson’s writing! Never fail to amaze me.

Number of books on your bedside table

I don’t have many books for me to stack them on my bedside table. The last time I bought books was November last year. I know right, it sucks to be me :/

Favorite reading snack

I don’t have snacks while I’m reading, however, I drink tea!

Three books you would recommend to anyone

  1. Harry Potter series! Guys, to those who haven’t read it, fun and magical things await! 🙂
  2. Any books from Morgan Matson. Good stories.
  3. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber.

A picture of your favorite bookshelf

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This is one of the parts of my bookshelf 🙂 You can see that I am a big fan of YA contemporary and dystopian stories 😛 The other part of my bookshelf consists of Fantasy books such as Harry Potter, The Wrath and The Dawn, Illuminae, Six of Crows and An Ember in The Ashes 🙂

What book means to you in three words

  1. Magical
  2. Escapism
  3. Empathy

Biggest reading secret

Last time I used to read the ending first and after that I will start reading from front! I know, pathetic and weird isnt? I don’t do it nowadays because I will lose the thrill of reading a totally new book.

Thank you so much for your time! 🙂

Till next time

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Sabrina