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The Get to Know Me Book Tag – Let’s Get to Know Each Other!

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Hello lovelies! How are you? I have a fun tag planned today, but first I just have to say thank you so much for all the lovely comments you guys left on my last post! I was kind of nervous about posting something that’s not directly book related and you guys were all so kind and supportive. This community really is the best.

I saw this tag on Rachel’s blog about an age and a half ago and I’ve always wanted to do it cause the questions seem so fun. Plus it’s a lovely chance for us to get to know a little more about each other, like favorite colors and desserts. The big, important things in life!

Your favorite color and a book you own in that color?

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If you hadn’t guessed this already my favorite color’s pink, the color of peonies, strawberry milkshakes and the inside of conch shells. (f you hated the writing in Caraval you’re probably rolling your eyes at me right now) I have a habit of picking up every pink book I see, but my most recently acquired one was actually a gift from my friend Winter. It’s Emma, my favorite classic, in my my favorite color. I’m a little bit in love with it.

Describe yourself in three book characters?

 

Luna Lovegood: Strange, but kind. A day dreamer with her head in the clouds.
Vasya: A rebellious wild child. Loved the forest, old stories and (stolen) honey cakes.
Nina Zenik: Queen of desserts, self-love and shameless flirting.

Hyped books – yes or no? If yes – what’s the most hyped book you’ve read? If no – what’s the most hypes book you’ve decided not to read?

 

Maybe! I’m often uninterested in hyped book at first glance, but the hype wears me down sometimes. The Cruel Prince is the perfect embodiment of my relationship with hyped books. I usually enjoy them more than I was expecting too, but not as much as the hype said I would.

Recommend a book for each season!

🌸 I Capture the Castle – reading it made me feel like a flower garden on the first days of spring.
🌞 I’ll Give You the Sun – it’s warm and bright like a day on the beach.
🍂 An Enchantment of Ravens – a love letter to autumn colors.
❄️ The Bear and the Nightingale – a tale told in front of the fire, on the coldest winter’s day.

Name one book that wrecked your emotionally.

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Tiger Lily! It’s beautiful and soul crushing. I could barely read the ending trough the ocean of tears pouring out of my eyes and I sobbed for like 15 minutes after. I swear only a book lover would say “This destroyed me emotionally” and mean that as the highest form of compliment.

Name one book you would recommend with tea and cookies.

 

I’m not a big tea person (cocoa for me, please), but I love cookies and Lara Jean’s the cookie queen so it has to be To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

What is your guilty pleasure book?

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I don’t believe in guilty pleasures, we should never feel guilty for loving what we love. A book doesn’t have to be deep and important to mean the world to someone or fill their hearts with joy. But just to answer the question, I have a whole Parisian book shelf which makes me feel pretty basic. But I love it! A lot!

Favorite dessert and a book that reminds you of it.

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Picking one favorite dessert is almost as hard as picking one favorite book. But let’s say lemon mousse since it reminds me of  sunshine and my grandma and Emergency Contact since it’s light and sweet, but not too sweet.

Are you a procrastinator? What books have you been procrastinating reading?

I am a procrastinator about most things – but not books! At least I haven’t been since school when I often passed on my assigned reading because I thought my teacher’s book choices reflected her severe lack of imagination. Or in other words: they didn’t have magic, witches or dragons in them. These days if I haven’t red a book yet, it’s only because I haven’t been in the right mood for it yet.

capture-20181230-004950Enough about me, tell me about you! What’s your favorite color? What bookish character do you see yourself in the most? What books wrecked your emotions? Please tell me so I can add it to my TBR and have my soul crushed too.

31 thoughts on “The Get to Know Me Book Tag – Let’s Get to Know Each Other!

  1. That’s how I am with hyped books too. I end up enjoying most of them in some way, but never as much as the hype wanted me to believe. Which is also what happened with Caraval, whose writing gets more hate than it deserves (the main character has synesthesia! Of course the emotion-color associations seem odd, it’s how it works).
    My favorite color is red, but not for book covers. Blue and green book covers are prettier.

    (also I love how you specified “stolen” honey cakes. Vasya!)

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    1. I’d read some viscous reviews for Caraval before reading it, so I was very pleasantly surprised by it. I understand that lyrical prose isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but like you said the color descriptions have a perfectly logical explanation. And personally I’d rather have lyrical prose that doesn’t always make sense, than basic prose that never makes me feel immersed. I love blue covers too! And purple!

      Stolen cakes taste better 😊

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  2. You’re right, this is an old one!! I had to go back and read my own answers on my blog because I couldn’t remember what I said, lol. Incidentally I also have that same edition of my favorite book in my favorite color (red and Les Miserables respectively). I love that!

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  3. Oh goodness, I can’t even think about Tiger Lily without crying! This is such a lovely tag and I feel like I know you even better now ❤️

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  4. Love this tag! I think I am going to join! Its absolutely wonderful! Your copy of Emma is beautiful! I love all the quotes that surround the title of the book too! Tiger Lily was such a great book. I actually have not heard very many people talk about it and was so excited to see it listed as a book that was emotionally heart wrenching. I felt the same way and it stuck with me for so long. It’s a beautiful story.

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  5. I loved this post and these questions! The photos were beautiful. With anything that’s hyped and talked about I’m that person who reads it when the hype dies down (same thing with tv shows and movies), lol I don’t know why. I just bought Emergency Contact and can’t wait to start reading it. The cover is gorgeous ❤.

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 😊 I’m totally like that with tv shows and movies too, I’m always late on the bandwagon! Emergency Contact was one of my favorite books in 2018 – I hope you’ll love it! Happy reading ❤️

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  6. Ahh the aesthetics in this post are way too pretty, I love them SO much ❤ Wonderful tag and I loved getting to know you a bit better, too ❤ I really love I'll Give You The Sun and would definitely recommend Lara Jean with tea and cookies, that's the perfect combo ❤

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  7. I do love this post, such interesting questions, and such brilliant answers! Not only that, this post is so aesthetically pleasing that perhaps in an alternate universe, I would have burst from all the loveliness I see in this (but perhaps that might be stretching things a bit). A book that wrecked me emotionally would be… All the Light We Cannot See. I’m not sure if you’ve read it yet but it really is worth a read and it would be the kind of book where you don’t shed a tear but your soul is simply, as you put it, crushed and unable to react to anything else!

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  8. “Nina Zenik: Queen of desserts, self-love and shameless flirting.” I CAN RELATE 😂 Also with the combination of Vasya and Luna… you sound like the most divine soul!

    Last year I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and it WRECKED ME!!! Also recently, Crooked Kingdom… I just sobbed at the end. 😂 That series is probably the most hyped I’ve ever read and it still lives up to everything.

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    1. Nina’s the queen of everything and so relatable ❤️ Aw, thank you! That’s so sweet!

      Crooked Kingdom crushed my soul so hard I don’t even know if I love it or hate it. I just know I’m so excited to see Nina again in King of Scars!

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