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Sunday Tag: The Book Courtship Tag

Sundays are great for tags.

Sundays are boring. Sundays like to make fun of you by ruining your plans with the worst weather of the week. Sundays are long.
Tags are fun. Tags are a great excuse to sit in front of your shelves and stare indefinitely at them in search of the right answer. Tags make time fly so fast that once you hit the publish button, it’s 7pm and people are yelling at you because they’re starving and you’re the only one who knows where the oven is.

For all those reasons, I am declaring Sundays to be Tag days! I will post a tag every Sunday until A) I catch up with the huge backlog sitting on my draft B) run out of tags

Thank you to The Bookish Underdog for nominating me!

1. INITIAL ATTRACTION – A book you bought because of the cover?



I was drawn to Passenger because of its cover. This was before I started taking risks with my book choices so I was very hesitant about buying it. Thankfully, it was chosen as the book of the month for the Hype or Like Friday, which was the final push that helped me make the decision. Regardless what you think of the story itself, that cover is beautiful.


2. FIRST IMPRESSIONS – A book you bought because of the summary?

All of them? Even if I like the cover of a book, I always check the synopsis, but I guess we all do. Recently, I came across 3.00am. The blurb is short but so efficient that I had to buy it. Now I need the time to read it…



The average person is awake for sixteen hours a day.
Henry Bins is awake for one.
He wakes up each day at 3 a.m. then falls asleep at 4 a.m.
Life is simple.
Until he hears the woman scream.
And sees the man leave the house across the street.
But not just any man.
The President of the United States.


3. SWEET TALK – A book with great writing?

The reflections of queen snow white


David Meredith’s writing is so lyrical it transports you right to Snow White’s castle. I loved the images, the sound of the words ringing in my mind, everything about it.




4. FIRST DATE – A first book in a series that made you want to pick up the rest?

the maze runner


It has to be The Maze Runner. I am dying to read the next books. Hubby bought them this week and we’re expecting the book mail to arrive very soon.
This reminds me I still have to write my review for The Maze Runner. Oops.




5. LATE NIGHT PHONECALLS – A book that kept you up all night?

Black Widow


Black Widow. I just could not put it down. It was totally worth looking terrible the next day. I may have had puffy eyes in the morning but there was a smile on my face. I swear. Even though no one could see it from beyond my tea mug.



6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – A book you couldn’t stop thinking about?

extremely loud



This story about a little boy who lost his father moved me so much that it stayed with me for a long time. I kept many quotes from the book. Some of them are on post-its over my desk. It is filled with so many emotions, it is impossible not to feel anything while reading it.



7. GETTING PHYSICAL – A book that you love the feel of?



This is my very first edition of Harry Potter. The 1999 French version of the story who touched so many of us. Yes, I am being emotional today. But the point is I love the yellow pages and the old scent of this book. I used to carry it around everywhere so I am surprised it is still looking pretty good.



8. MEETING THE PARENTS – A book you’d recommend to family and friends?




I’d recommend the slap, to remind everyone that all families have problems. I really enjoyed witnessing that bunch of family and friends struggle to cope with the events. Did I mention I love books studying human relations? I love them. Very very much.



9. THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE – A book/series you know you’ll reread many times in the future?



 I have already used my Harry Potter card, so I will go with my all-time favorite classic, 1984. I am pretty sure this is the only mandatory book I have actually enjoyed reading. In fact, I loved it so much I did not want to return it to the library. It looked great on my desk. Note to myself: buy a copy and reread it twice a year.


10. SHARE THE LOVE – Who do you tag?

Helen @ helspec.wordpress.com

Marie @ drizzleandhurricanebooks.wordpress.com

Louise @ geniereads.wordpress.com

28 thoughts on “Sunday Tag: The Book Courtship Tag”

    1. Yep. I think I started dreading Sundays because of school the next day, and it never left, even though I left school a long time ago. I never know what to do on this day 🙂

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      1. I like to read blogs on Sundays because sometimes whole week is over and I feel like I didn’t even visit blogs I love because I didn’t have much time or someone came to visit or I was in a mood to watch the movie/read the book instead. So Sundays are days when I like to go on my Bloglovin feed and try my best to keep up (which is not always easy tbh).

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        1. I know what you mean. The more blogs you follow, the harder it is to keep up with all the posts. I try to blog a little in the morning, and a little after work. But Sundays are perfect to take your time and check the feed. I’ll have to check Bloglovin, everyone talks about it 🙂

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          1. If you don’t have Bloglovin still you don’t know what you’re missing, trust me!
            My life has changed for the better since I got it. It’s so much easier, you see all the blogposts from blogs you follow on your feed and just go and read ones you want, you can save posts you want to read for later and you can “love” posts so your followers can see what you liked and maybe check that blogger and post out.


              1. Id on’t know because I don’t use feed on WordPress. I follow all my wordpress blogs and get an email when they post something so that’s that, so I can’t answer if it’s the same, really (I guess I should go and see that wordpress feed, maybe it’ll be easier then email following).

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  1. hahaha gosh I need to get on board this train at some point- you don’t want to know how behind I am!! Such a great idea to make Sundays tag day- and I loved your intro!! I agree that cover is beautiful- not really interested in the story though sadly :/ Ah wow that cover of Harry Potter is so different! I’ve never seen one like that before! And it’s always ok to get emotional about Harry Potter!! I love 1984 too- but let’s face it- I’m never gonna reread it- once was enough!!

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    1. Haha, tags are tricky! They love to queue and make you feel guilty about neglecting them! Thank you, I was inspired by my terribly boring day! I thought picking a day just for tags would help my lazy ass to work a little more. Yep, not so impressed with Passenger, although I did enjoy 65% of the story. I’m among the few chosen who are expecting the next book despite the Pirates. I loooove that Harry Potter edition, it’s so cute and it brings me right back to my childhood when I look at it! Haha I’m not fond of rereading. How am I supposed to find the time when I can’t even read what’s on my TBR but 1984 has a forever-reread card

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      1. Don’t they just! :p haha I know the feeling- I can never motivate myself to do anything on Sundays (except eat- a lot) Ahh I’ve heard a lot of similar things- for me, it’s one of those rare ones where the blurb is just not grabbing me. It is cute! Although I’m biased- I will always love the original UK ones best! Ahh I sometimes reread- but not as much as I used to. But some things that are just too disturbing will always be in my only-read-once pile- like Jude the Obscure- I love that book but the only way I’ll ever reread it is if I get amnesia and forget I’ve read it before.

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  2. Great list! I loved Passenger, the writing is as beautiful as the cover. 1984 is one of my favourites as well. There are more classics I like, but this is so creepy and it has a scene that will for ever stay with me. Whenever I read this it makes me feel lucky again that I don’t live in a society like that.

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is such a fantastic story, great recommendation. I already have The Slap and look forward to reading it even more now.

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    1. I am not a big fan of classics but 1984 has something special and it stays with you long after you read it. It definitely makes you think about the world you live in, and how bad things could turn out.
      There is not enough love for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 🙂 The Slap is great, I’ll be looking forward to your review if you write one for it!


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