The Pokemon Go Book Tag

I found this awesome tag on readatmidnight.com (her post provides permission for the use of her graphics) and I want to express my gratitude to her for creating this ag and these amazing graphics!

I’ve been more than a little intrigued with these book tags and I have recently begun to search for some fun tags that I could do and lo and behold! Look what I stumbled upon; Pokemon was my first obsession and I will always have a special place in my heart for the adorable Pocket Monsters.

When Pokemon Go first came out in this country, I couldn’t wait to jump on board the next phase of the sensation that I have been a part of since the inception of this incredible franchise.

You’re never too old for Pokemon! Gotta catch them all!

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I cannot attribute my love for reading to a single book…

My mother used to work at a bookstore at one point in my childhood (when I was around 10-ish) and she would always buy us books and stationery. The books that stand out the most for me during this time were the children’s classics, like The Water Babies and Huckleberry Finn, yet I also vividly remember reading Tommyknockers and IT – of course, my mom loved her Mills & Boon romance novels but also read the same books I did.

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“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien will always be my most favourite book of all time and it is the one book I could be stranded with forever!

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There really isn’t a book that I have “lost interest” in but there is definitely a book that I have “no interest” in – Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer.

I first saw the Twilight movie and it was the literal worst; when I found out that it was based on the book I immediately disliked it and was resolved not to read it. However,  three of my friend then convinced me that the book was much better than the movie and that I should give it a try – and of course, trusting that I am, I did read the book…

And I do agree that the book is better than the movie, but only marginally.  Maybe this is targeted to 12-year-olds, but this series is so not for me.

Also, vampires DO NOT sparkle!!

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A lot of people have said that a fantasy is a fantasy is a fantasy… and they’re not wrong, not exactly. A story has to have certain elements in order to be classified as a fantasy; eg. The Chosen One is a favored trope for a fantasy novel, which usually has a completely fictional world, and magic is variable; a book can be a fantasy with or without a magic system.

Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi definitely has all of these (chosen one, enemies to lovers, magic, fictional world) but I enjoyed it because of its unique African flavor and magic system and I hope to get Children Of Virtue And Vengeance soon.

PS. you can find my review of COBAB here.

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Oh, my word! The Priory Of The Orange Tree is so big it’s just intimidating!

Don’t get me wrong, I really want to read it very much but I feel so overwhelmed whenever I consider picking it up (how long will this take to read? what if I don’t like it? what if I don’t want it to end?) and always end up choosing something else…

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“I will never judge you, nor pity you. I shall rage beside you. And I shall love you. No more and no less.”

Dawn Kurtagich may have been an unknown author to me, but I will always remember her. now, because of her fantastic book, Teeth In The Mist, a mixed-media, multi-POV retelling of Faust, a man who sold his soul to the Devil – I found it unputdownable and memorable and enjoyable!

Unless you mean from fright, then any horror will do that…

PS. I have a review for Teeth In The Mist here if you’d like to read it.

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Let’s see; my first OTP was Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell from the Sword Of Truth series; this was even before I knew that OTP meant One True Pairing. There was also, just recently, Sophie and Gideon from The Dark Artifices – but my current fave, right now, has to Simon and Baz from Carry On!!!

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There are quite a few that I can mention here – it’s not my fault that these are  mostly series. Action-packed and fast-paced, be sure to check The Novice by Taran Matharu, Spellsliner by Sebastien de Castell, and Floodworld by Tom Huddleston.

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I have to admit that I do get bored of seeing the same thing over and over again, so they have to be really well written; take the Shadowhunter series, for example, which has how many spin-offs now? 4? 5? Not to mention all the companion novels and special editions and, and, and…

I have just finished reading the second series, The Infernal Devices; I am still intrigued enough to read more because, in my opinion, I feel that Cassie’s writing got better and that The Mortal Instruments was like a practice round. So I want to read more, like The Bane Chronicles, since Magnus is my fave – in other words, I’m not bored yet.

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Have you yet read the amazingness that is The Sorcery Of Thorns by Magaret Rogerson? Simply gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my hands on An Enchantment Of Ravens.

PS. I also have a review for this stunning story; click here to see why it was my Pick Of The Month.

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At the back of the queue is where you would normally find me insofar as reading the most popular books goes, so I still have yet to indulge in series, like Shades Of Magic by V E Schwab, An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, & Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. It’s like I’ve been living under a rock…

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If you want an answer that isn’t, “All of them?” then I have to admit that I find this Lord Of The Rings collection very, very pleasing to the eye; unfortunately, it’s not so pleasing to my wallet…

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Okay, so I cannot find a single debut novel on my TBR shelf right now, so how about, instead, I tell about some debut novels that I have read recently?

Magic and fantasy overlay the quiet town of Grahamstown in Keyflame by Tallulah Lucy; a hidden queen needs to overthrow a corrupt government and somehow save the world from plague in A Study Of Ash & Smoke by Yolandie Horak; Behind The Lens is Nasirah Kathrada’s debut, poetry capturing the essence of what it means to suffer under war in a tyrannical country.

PS. I have reviews up for all of the lovely debuts on my blog, just use the search feature.

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Oh, my goodness, I have so many; where do I start…

  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Terry Brooks
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Terry Goodkind
  • Robin Hobb

Just to name a few, lol

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I really don’t wait for books; no, really. There are so many other books to read to waste time pining away because a book cannot come fast enough.

Although, I do get annoyed when I have to read a book 1 when the rest of the series hasn’t been written yet, because I like to binge read my series, like a good television show.


Of course, I’m supposed to tag some lovely bloggers to do this tag, too, but anyone is welcome to do it. I tag:

If you have any book tags that you’d like to tag me in, please feel free to do so or if there are any fun tags you think I should check out, do let me know in the comments. Until next time…

Happy reading

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