Book Blogger Tag

Hey guys! Here’s a video. I’m so embarrassed to post this, haha. I hate hearing myself and watching myself. But here it is anyway! Remember that we’re all Swedish so our English might not be the best, haha. This is me, Erika at www.rickusbookshelf.wordpress.com and Bella at www.bellasbok.blogg.se. Enjoy!

These are the questions:

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
5. Which book are you saving for “retirement?”
6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
15. Used or brand new?
16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?
17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?
19. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
20. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Thanks for watching!

If anyone feels like they want to do this then please do! And let me know if you do ’cause I’d love to hear/read your answers!

Have a great day! xx Kayla

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LIEBSTER AWARD

My lovely wifey nominated me for this award, thank you so much.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
  1. Link back to the person that nominated you
  2. Answer the questions given by the nominator
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  4. Create 11 questions for the nominees
  5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

Here are the questions she so creatively came up with for me 😉

  1. If you could erase one book from your memory in order to read it again, which one would it be and why?

Oh this is a tough one. I don’t know really. Maybe “Sweet Evil”? Darn it I don’t know. I think I would’ve said “Twilight” but I’m afraid I’d read it anew and hate it. I mean like: “What the hell is this worthless piece of shit book?” and I really don’t want that ‘cause it’s been such a huge part of my life and for that I’m forever grateful.

  1. Favourite subject in school?

Yeah okay, this was easy. ENGLISH. Always has been probably always will be. Hell I’m gonna be teaching it myself soon enough.

  1. If you had three wishes what would they be? One cannot be “more wishes” 😛

Should I do something really cheesy and Miss America contesty and say World Peace? Or should I be totally selfish? Yeah I’m gonna be totally selfish, haha.

Wish number one: Money, ‘cause who doesn’t want more money. I don’t need to be rich I just need to not have to worry about getting by every month.

Wish number two: A mom who actually gives a damn. Yeah I’m not gonna go into detail on that one. Yeah I’m an adult and should probably be over this by now but I’m not.

Third and last wish: More books. I always wish for more books. Even though I’m currently drowning in them.

I noticed that I really don’t want for much. Just a good life really. I surprised myself with this.

  1. A TV-series that you used to love but cannot stand anymore

Ugh. Is there even such a thing? Nope, I don’t think there is.

  1. Do you have a “smultronställe”? A place where you go to relax and that always manages to make you feel happy and gooey inside that is.

Yes, the Swedish west coast does this for me. The islands Tjörn and Orust walking down to the beach and just sit there on the cliffs and watch the sunset (summertime of course, it’s freezing otherwise). It’s so peaceful. To me it’s home. I was born around there and most of my family lives there and when I’m going there I say that I’m going home. God, I miss it.

  1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Oh no. I’m not answering this. I could not just read one book for the rest of my life. I would die!

  1. Which country apart from the one you currently live in would you like to move to?

There are a few. But the one I somehow always come back to is Ireland. I’m not really sure why. Could have something to do with the accents 😉

  1. Dogs or cats?

Both. I have a dog and I would love a cat but my boyfriend’s allergic and honestly I’m starting to suspect that maybe I am too L But I cuddle the crap out of wifey’s cats when I’m over there so I’m happy enough.

  1. If you could meet one person from either a book or film/TV-series, who would it be and what would you do?

Gaaaah! Why always one? I can’t just pick one! Okay I’m gonna be nasty about this and say I’d meet Kaidan Rowe from Wendy Higgins “Sweet Evil” series. Those of you who have read the books probably know what I’d do with that particular piece of English drummer yumminess.

  1. If you could move to any other world which one would you move to?

Any other world? Like fictional world? Hmm. I’d love to be in a world like this one but with supernatural creatures. Especially fallen angels. I think I’d like Cassandra Clare’s TMI/TID world or maybe Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight world. I’d be a badass sparkling vampire who could steal other vampires’ powers. Yup.

  1. Dream job?

Hehehehehehe. Writer. And by writer I mean like a published, preferably world known author. I’d also keep this blog and review books on it.

So for the tagging part of this I have no idea. I follow a few bloggers but few of them have fewer than 200 followers. So I’m gonna tag one person, who I think have less than 200 followers and that’s the lovely Bella over at Bellas Bokblogg. I’d also tag my wifey but seeing as she tagged me I can’t really tag her now can I?

Here’re you’re questions Bells:

  1.       Kiss, marry or kill? Kaidan Rowe (Sweet Evil), Edward Cullen (Twilight), Galen (Syrena Legacy).
  2.   Favorite color?
  3.   If you had a supernatural power what would it be?
  4.   Your living room is flooded and your bookshelves are getting wet. Which book do you save first? 
  5.   Was the movie better than the book? Have you ever seen a movie that was better than the book it was based on?
  6.   Favorite supernatural creature? Nephilim, vampire, werewolf, faerie etc.
  7.    . Favorite fictional boyfriend? Or girlfriend.
  8.   Favorite book character of all time?
  9.     Who’d you rather be friends with? Bella Swan (Twilight) or Anna Whitt (Sweet Evil)?
  10.  The evil bastard you couldn’t help falling in love with? (Mine’s the Darkling from Shadow and Bone) 
  11.  Lastly, which book do you crave most at the moment? Your #1 book wantie?

Yes, I suck at making questions too. These are questions I’d love to answer, haha. Anyway, this was fun.

Catch ya later, Kayla

Chocolate Book Tag

Hi guys! So I was tagged by lovely wife Erika over at Rickus Bookshelf to do the Chocolate Book Tag. Chocolate and book in the same sentence, whaaat? It sounds amazing but we’ll see how this goes!

Dark Chocolate – A book that covers a dark subject

Ooh wow. I’m not sure I’ve read any books like this? What qualifies as a dark subject anyway? And does it have to be a “real” dark subject or can it be like a crazy ass fallen angel trying to kill a teenage girl? Hmm. I mostly read books that holds some sort of fantasy/paranormal element (e.g nephilim, vampires, fairies) so I’m not really sure about this. But I guess that “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett kind of deals with a dark subject. Racism and all that jazz.

White Chocolate – Your favorite light hearted/humorous read

Damn these questions are hard! So I’m just gonna go with the last book I read where I actually laughed out loud. That book is “See Me” by Wendy Higgins. Favorite funny line: “Holy shitballs. We’re in the Shire.” I wrote a review on the book, you can find it here: http://mindcrazed.blogspot.se/2015/03/see-me-by-wendy-higgins.html

Milk Chocolate – A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

Just one? But there are so many! Okay, so I’m gonna pick the one that’s currently on its way to me. “A Darker Shade of Magic” by V.E. Schwab, or just “ADSOM” as it’s called by the fans. I’ve been looking forward to reading this since way before it was published but I couldn’t afford to preorder it so when I had to place and order for a book for uni I just thought “What the hell, I’ll just sneak it in there”. So it’ll be here soon, damn postal service shuts down over the holidays. Darn you Easter!

Chocolate with a Caramel Centre – A book that makes you feel all gooey in the middle when you read it

Gooey huh? Tough one. I don’t usually feel gooey, or maybe I do. Who the hell knows? All I can think about is the last few pages of “Sweet Reckoning” by Wendy Higgins. You say gooey and I think happy tears? Haha, I don’t know. But I cried happy tears at the end of that book so I’m gonna go with that. Does that qualify as gooey? Link to my review.

Wafer-Free Kit Kat – A book that surprised you lately

Holy mother of god! I think we all know which book surprised me lately. “There You Stand” by Christina Lee was a definite surprise for me. Who knew right? I don’t really need to say more do I? You’ll find my review of the book here.

Snickers – A book that you are going nuts about

“Sweet Temptation” by Wendy Higgins. I know there’s a lot of Wendy going on here but I can’t help it! She writes amazing books and she’s also such a kind, lovable person. If you haven’t read any Wendy, please do. “Sweet Temptation” is out in September and is available for pre-order on amazon: Sweet Temptation pre-order link
Hot Chocolate with Cream and Marshmallows – A book you would turn to for a comfort read

I don’t have a comfort read. At least I don’t think so. Maybe “Twilight”? No, that’s not it. Hmm. But “Twilight” and “Fifty Shades” are the only books I’ve ever re-read. I think. Hmm. This is tough.

Wow okay, this was harder than I thought it would be! But thanks for bearing with me!
And for the tagging:

Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

Fay @ The Social Potato

Not really sure if you ladies do these sorts of things, but hey it’s worth a try.
xx Kayla

Epic Reads book tag

 
Sorry about the noise my computer is making and the crappy sound, I think it’s due time to replace my computer. Also I’m just recovering from the flu so I’m sorry about all of the sniffing being done, lmao.
Question 1: If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Question 2: What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?
Question 3: Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?
Question 4: If you ran in to your favorite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them who is it and what would it be?
Question 5: What book made you a reader and why?
Question 6: Your bookshelf just caught on fire. Show us the one book you save.
Question 7: Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?
Question 8: What is your most epic read of all time?
 
Happy Valentine’s Day from little ol’ me in little ol’ Sweden!