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Suntag: Get to Know Me Better

Okay, we need to talk. We’ve been into this relationship long enough… I feel there are things about me you need to know…

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I was not formally tagged for this but I really liked Michelle’s post (find it here) and I thought it would be a nice change as for once, books are not the center of attention. What do you mean, I am self-centered?! I just like talking about myself… or not. If you haven’t noticed yet, this is a fun and light post, not to be taken seriously!

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Suntag: The Happiness Tag

Let’s be honest, we need all the happiness we can find to face the news. Unless you’ve been hibernating in the middle of the Canadian forest, you know dark times are here and we need covers of little joys to keep warm as well as walls of happiness to keep the hope alive and well. So today, let’s do the Happiness Tag! I was not exactly tagged for this one but I stumbled upon in on lovely Beth’s blog. You should go read hers, as well as her unique and fantastic reviews and posts if you haven’t already. That would make you feel better about the world.

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Suntag: The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

In honor of the 8th season of Gilmore Girls released very very soon on Netflix, I present you my take on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge!

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A few months ago, innocent and ignorant, I was reading posts on WordPress when something caught my eye. *suspense* My hero Kat @ Life and Other Disasters mentioned a TV show I had seen glimpses of over the years but always deemed a bit stupid. I know, I know! Don’t throw me virtual tomatoes just yet!!
Surprised that I had not even given a chance to this popular show, Kat urged me to watch. And it was the end of my free time for a few weeks. I binge-watched episodes faster than Lorelai can come up with witty remarks. And I don’t regret a thing. Gilmore Girls is TV show at its best and if you haven’t watched it yet, just get away from this page and go on Netflix!
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Suntag: Celebrating The Little Things

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This has to be one of my favorite tags. There’s something in the air (or maybe on the news) that makes me want to spread the love. Thanks so much to Kat @ Life and Other Disasters for tagging me. I feel honored to be counted as one of her friends (*happy waffle dance*) I doubt you don’t already know her blog because it’s too good to miss, but in case a temporal paradox has prevented you from stumbling across her blog, go and check it right now!
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Suntag: This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Book Tag

So Marshie has decided to jump on the adult-blogger pool and created his very own tag! If you don’t know Marshie, or Drew for the rest of the world, you can find his brilliant poems and reviews @The Tattooed Book Geek, fans of gore, fantasy and blood won’t be disappointed, but everyone can find their fun on his blog!

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The Rules

  • Credit Bad Bad Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag. Either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

What’s your favorite genre?

I’d give everything up for my psychological thrillers.

Who is your favorite author from the genre?

I’m not comfortable stating there is ONE favorite author. I don’t read enough series to say there’s one author that gets me every time. If The Fire Child had been as good as The Ice Twins, I might have answered S.K. Tremayne, but I learned the hard way that one brilliant book from an author doesn’t guarantee success all the way. Instead I’ll give you a few names that for me nailed the psychological thriller genre:

Louise Jensen, Michael J. Malone, Camilla Grebe, Chris Brookmyre.

What is it about the genre that keeps you pulling back?

The thrill. The deep troubles of the mind. The question of how far can someone go and how deep can someone fall. The intricate plots, the unreliable characters, the atmosphere. The idea of reading to try and understand what people are capable of.

What’s the book that started your love for your favorite genre?

Do you want the short story or the long story? As we’re all readers here, I’ll go with the long (and boring) story. A long long time ago (10 years ago), far far away (800km from where I am now) lived a lonely but gorgeous (what? They say you should compliment yourself daily, I’m just following the advice) teenager who stumbled upon her very first Kay Scarpetta book. This teenager became fascinated with the crime aspect, the forensics, but most of all, with the motivation behind the killer’s actions. One might argue this book was more of a crime than a psychological thriller, but the teenager would reply it is her story and she is the one to decide what’s what.
Years later (11 months ago for you), clicking from a Scarpetta novel’s page to a recommended book on Goodreads, she discovered psychological thrillers and fine-tuned her favorite genre.

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading the genre, what would you choose and why?

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Because the writing is good, because twins are fascinating, because the characters are likeable and easy to relate to, because it’s gripping and surprising, and because it gives you a taste of what psychological thrillers look like at their best without the intimidating feeling of being too intricate for beginners.

Why do you read?

I read to live lives I wouldn’t normally experience. I read to meet characters and fill my head and heart with faces and memories, I read to feel emotions, I read to question myself, my beliefs and the world around me. I read to open my mind. I read for fun. I read to escape reality. I read to fathom the unfathomable. I read to give my hours a meaning. I read to find solace. I read because I want to.

Some people assume you read because you don’t know what else to do, because you’re bored. This makes me so angry I would throw a book to their head if books weren’t so precious to me. Yes, we all try to get rid of boredom and fill our hours with interesting things to do, but is it so hard to believe one can choose to read because they actually want to, not just because it’s the only thing you can do when you’re stuck on a waiting room?

I Tag!

Amy @ Novel Gossip

Kate @ Bibliophile Book Club

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Kate @ The Quiet Knitter

Gretchen @ Chic Nerd Reads

Beth @ Reading Every Night

And everyone who wants to give it a go!

 

 

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Fall Activities Book Tag

When I saw this tag on Kat @ Life and Other Disasters I knew I had to do it. Fall is finally here (my fingers are so cold I can barely type this) so it’s time to celebrate with some seasonal fun! (before I lose my hands!)

Note to self: I need to take a break from tags until I can come up with new book titles to fill the categories! (hidden message: READ FASTER)

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Suntag: The Playlist Shuffle Tag

Spooktober is all about scary adventures, so when I saw this tag used by the lovely Beth @ Reading Every Night I thought taking a step out of the usual book tags would qualify as my scary adventure! (What?! I don’t do scary, I don’t do adventures, and I don’t do music when it involves more than singing in the shower or car, so …)

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Suntag: The Rapid Fire Book Tag

I was tagged in August (yes, August!) by the adorable and cute Marshie (or Drew for the rest of the word) to do the Rapid Fire Book Tag! If you don’t know who Drew is, what is wrong with you? Go over at The Tattooed Book Geek for brilliant and detailed reviews and the most wonderful and powerful poems (even if I still can’t believe he killed Fluffy!).

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Suntag! The Scavenger Hunt Tag

Happy Sunday! The cold is finally here and let me tell you, there’s nothing better than hiding home on a rainy day, enveloped in a fluffy blanket and blogging with a nice cup of tea. I sound like an old lady again!

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Looking for a gorgeous blog filled with fun content and run by a lovely person? Head over to Ola Reads Books. Thank you Ola for tagging me to do the Scavenger Hunt Tag! I picked this one for today as I haven’t had much time to read and I was dying to pet my books. Weekend Book Love! Indeed, for this tag you need to find the right books to match the categories. I am terrible with pictures but I decided to go with a “theme”. If you can call using the same patch of floor and a couple of candlesticks a theme…!
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