Bookish Personality Challenge

I’ve seen this tag go around and always thought it was super cool. One of my best friends, Will, is OBSESSED with MBTI and personality quizzes. He talks about it so much that I have been subject to many a quiz and know a lot about the different types. I wouldn’t call myself obsessed or an expert by any means, but I did get into a 30 minute conversation with him trying to figure out exactly which type my other best friend was. Needless to say I was pretty excited to be tagged by Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books for this challenge. It’ll definitely be interesting to view my personality in a bookish sense.

What is Your MBTI Personality Type?

Okay, so I’ve taken this test before and done some research on the whole MBTI thing thanks to my friend Will. Previously, I’ve gotten INFP, “The Mediator,” but this time when I took the quiz I got ENFP “The Campaigner.” Here’s what the website has to say about both:

Mediator Personality — Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

Campaigner Personality  — The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike types in the Explorer Role group, Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.

I find it hilarious that I got ENFP as my result this time, because literally every other time I’ve taken this quiz I’ve gotten INFP. The Campaigner Personality type is the only other type in the Myers Briggs world that I really relate to. It makes total sense because the cognitive functions that make up ENFP and INFP are the same, just in a different order.

Even though the test classified me as ENFP, I am 98% sure that I am an INFP. Not only do I relate more to the Mediator Personality than the Campaigner Personality, but when you get down to the nitty gritty details and how my cognitive functions align, I’m definitely an INFP.

It is pretty common knowledge that tests can be inaccurate and are not reliable. They ask highly theoretically and nonsensical questions that are subject to personal bias. Also it does not take into account cognitive functions and types you by which traits you most relate too. I think part of the reasons I got ENFP over INFP this time is because I am usually very down the middle when it comes to my introverted percentage and extroverted percentage. Most people classify themselves as an Introvert or an Extrovert, but I consider myself an Ambivert, because I have qualities of both. I definitely tend to lean slightly more introverted, which is why when I previously took the test it gave me INFP. However, this time my answers were more in line with extroverted, because I’m in a go out and do stuff mood.

Will, the self-proclaimed expert, says that these tests are a good jumping off points. To get an idea of where you might fall, you can take the test at https://www.16personalities.com/. To really know exactly which type you are you should research cognitive functions. This article by Heidi Priebe is also excellent.

What is Your Personality Like?

I am someone who when you first meet is a little quiet and reserved, but as I get comfortable my weird/crazy side comes out. However, if I’m with friends or in a place I already feel comfortable in you might see my crazy weird side first. Usually I like to sit back and observe, before jumping into a conversation with someone. Like I said earlier, I am an ambivert. I enjoy going out and meeting new people, and experiencing things. However, I also need/like my alone time to recharge from some of my more crazier weekends.

I’m weird, I’m awkward, I’m random, I’m adventurous, I’m a dreamer, I’m someone who likes to think they’re funny, and someone who is usually unafraid to be my quirky self. I don’t know what else to say!

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Would Be Some of Your Character Strengths and Flaws?

Funny story, I’m writing a book and there is a character who is based on myself, so I sort of have legit answers to this question.

Strengths: I’m loyal to a fault and will do anything to help my friends and family. I also try to see the best in people, and bring light to a bad situation through either humor or looking on the bright side. I’m also smart, good at problem solving, and all that jazz.

Weaknesses: I have a bad tendency to overthink everything, which causes me to freak myself out. I am bad at confronting people who I’m having issues with. Sometimes I care too much about what other people think.

Do Any Authors Share Your Personality Type?

Some famous authors include William Shakespeare, Hans Christian Anderson, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, George Orwell, Edgar Allan Poe, C. S. Lewis, and Homer.

What Fictional Characters Share Your Personality Type?

Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Juliet and Romeo from Romeo and Juliet (good to know never to date someone like myself, because we might end up killing ourselves in the end), Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre, Anne from Anne of Green Gables, and Bella Swan and Jasper Hale from Twilight.

If You Were a Character in a Book, What Job Would You Have?

Okay, so I’d want to be a spy or a thief in a crew, because I just have such a fascination with these stories. However, I’d probably be either some sort of writer/blogger/actress/creative person or an administrative assistant. However, I would be the assistant who knows everything and basically runs the show (because I’m a badass).

What Personality Type Would Complete Your OTP?

According to MBTI my natural partner is either an ENFJ, The Protagonist, or ESFJ, The Consul.

Who Are Some Fictional Characters That Would Complete Your OTP?

Among the Disney Princes I’ve got Prince Phillip (ENFJ) and Hercules (ESFJ), which I can’t complain about. I literally screamed when I saw Hercules on the list, because I love Herc. Peeta Melark from The Hunger Games apparently also could be my soulmate.


That was the last question and all I’ve got for you this time. Thanks again Bella for tagging me in this challenge, I had a ton of fun!

It seems like a ton of us book bloggers are INFPs which is really cool, and makes sense. We’re all sort of cute cinnamon rolls who can’t handle our feels so we blog about them.

What is your Meyers Briggs Type? Let me know down below! Seriously, I’m a huge nerd and would love to know. If you do not know your Meyers Briggs Type and are curious to find out take the quiz! Also, I highly recommend following that up with some research on cognitive functions. It is very useful in typing yourself, especially if you wind up getting a personality type you don’t relate too.

The Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated for this award in the beginning of the month, and I feel so lousy for just getting to it now.

This award is a little different from the other ones floating around. Instead of answering bookish questions about myself, I get to tell you the story of how this blog came to be and also give some blogging advice.

Lauren over at My Paper Infinity was the person who nominated me for this award. Thank you so much, you’re awesome! If you have not checked out Lauren’s blog yet, you totally should because she writes some great posts.

 

The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 10 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How I Started My Blog

I actually started my blog thanks to BookTube. At the end of 2016, I stumbled upon the bookish side of YouTube and quickly became OBSESSED! I’ve always been a reader, but I read a lot of YA. I’m in my mid twenties, so I don’t openly like telling people my reading tastes. I just feel like I should be reading “adult” books and am embarrassed to admit how trash I am for YA. Also, I don’t have many friends who read the same kinds of books that I do. When I stumbled upon BookTube, it was cool to hear people talk about the books I loved to read and get book recommendations. It inspired me to read more regularly and fueled my love for books even more.

After becoming obsessed with BookTube, it didn’t take long before I wanted to be more apart of the community. I wanted to share my opinions and it seemed like fun! At first, I was seriously considering creating a BookTube channel of my own. I’m not sure if I’ve talked about this before, but I was a Film Studies major in college and really enjoyed making videos. Mostly I made short films and music videos. Some are better than others, and I cringe most of the time I’m on screen. I apparently like making a fool out of myself on camera. Anyway, the point is I enjoy making videos and creating a BookTube channel was something I could realistically do. Ultimately, I decided against making a channel.

There were a couple of reasons for this. I was not sure what kind of content I would make, because I had just gotten back into reading more frequently. Also, I found the idea of creating a channel solely about books to be very restricting. If I made this channel I would want to talk about more than just books. I’d want to go into movies, tv shows, and music as well. On top of that there is a part of me that also really wants to create short comedy sketch videos and do random music videos. I didn’t know how I could create a cohesive channel with all of my interests and I didn’t know if I really wanted to create more than one YouTube channel. It was a mess in my head, but I knew that I wanted a place where I could talk about books.

I have actually started like a couple of different blogs before this. The first blog that I continually updated on a semi-frequent basis was called It’s the Little Things That Count. It basically was about the small little things that made or broke my day. I updated that thing for a solid year before I failed. Originally I was going to go back to it, but it hilariously captures my junior year of college so well that I wanted to leave it as is. If anything it’s like a time capsule for me. I thought I would create one for senior year, but that failed.

I still had the blogging itch after I graduated college, so I eventually created another blog similar to my first real blog called Falling All Over the Place. It’s basically a place where I rant about my life. There was a travel blog and also a movie/tv show/music blog. When I knew I wanted to talk about books someplace, I considered attaching it to my movie/tv show/music blog. It just seemed like too much in one place, so I just decided to create one solely about books. The name “Book to the Becky” randomly just came to me and I thought it was fun to say. So with my blog title and a passion for books, I just started blogging.

Here we are today, still going strong even though I could definitely work on posting more frequently. I can’t believe this has been a thing for almost 7 months and couldn’t be more proud. I look forward to growing more as a blogger in general and can’t wait to see where I will be in a full year.

Advice

Now it’s time for me to give advice. I’m still learning at this whole blogging thing, but I’ve picked up some wisdom. Especially over the last few months.

1. Come Up With a Writing Schedule and Stick To It!

Creating a writing schedule is one the best things you can do for yourself as a blogger. Not only is it important to set aside specific time to work on your blog, but having any sort of posting schedule is extremely useful. It will also help you figure out and keep track of the blog posts you want to write. If you’re a busy person like me it helps prepare for times you know you’re going to be busy.

A writing schedule also is a way to hold yourself accountable as a blogger. The deadlines you make for yourself will force you to write more and be productive. That being said, it’s also important not to beat yourself up too much if you miss those deadlines or fail at keeping up with your writing schedule. There are times in your life where shit will hit the fan and you may get behind. You need to roll with the punches and not be so hard on yourself. It can prevent you from getting out of your slump. In these cases it’s better to try and work your way back to your writing schedule.

Creating and sticking to a writing schedule is something that I am personally trying to get better at. When I am able to postdate blog posts and am on schedule it makes my life so much easier. I’m still trying to find the right balance.

2. Don’t Be Afraid to Write, Just Do It!

Okay, so this may seem a little generic, but sometimes we are faced with self doubt over the pieces we write. You may think your writing is not up to snuff, that people are going to hate it, or even worse, that nobody is going to care. It can prevent you from writing and/or posting something, which is the worst thing that can happen to a blogger. You must write.

So what if you’re writing could use some work? You have opinions that need to be shared and you need to get them out there. In my experience, the more that I write the more that I become a better writer. It’s definitely a trial and error sort of thing, where you will make mistakes and that’s okay. You can always re-edit your posts, nobody will know.

Your opinions are valid, especially if it involves things that you are passionate about. I love reading posts where you can tell that the author just cares. At the end of the day, you’re blogging for you. Write the things you want to talk about and you will eventually find people who enjoy reading those things. I’ve found the book blogging community to be extremely friendly and welcoming. Write your little heart out so that we can hear what you want to say.

Tag You’re It

This is moment where I tag some people, I’m only going to tag a few. If you’ve already done this award or don’t want to do it, please feel free to ignore it and appreciate the love.

That’s all I really have for this post. Hopefully I didn’t ramble on too much, I have a bad tendency to do that (if you couldn’t tell). Feel free to check out my other blogs. I’ve left links to them above. Don’t judge them too harshly. For the most part their a good laugh.

The GoodReads Book Tag

Huge thanks to Heather at The Sassy Book Geek for tagging me to do this! This tag looks like a ton of fun and I can’t wait to get into it. So…let’s get right into it!


1. What was the last book you marked as “Read?”

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The final empire

I’m glad you asked, because I literally just finished this book. It is the first book in the Mistborn Trilogy and HOLY CRAP IT WAS AMAZING! I was absolutely blown away it. Not only is this easily the best book that I’ve read this year, but it has become a new favorite. I’ve literally been recommending it to everyone, so if you haven’t read it you should definitely check it out! I will be posting a review soon, so expect that (hint: it’s getting 5 stars).

 

2. What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I've Got Your NumberI’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Sunday is my BookClub meeting and it’s my turn to pick the book. I was browsing some options, this being one of them, and saw that I had not officially added it to my TBR. This book is a Chick Lit novel that revolves around this woman who ends up with this guy’s phone. They start to talk and get to know each other through text messages and emails. Romance and hilarity ensue. I love a good romcom and I have yet to read a Sophie Kinsella book. This one looks like a ton of fun and I’m also a sucker for the virtual love trope. Since summer is officially here, I’m hoping to read it sooner rather than later.

3. What book do you plan to read next?

To be honest, I have no idea what I’m going to pick up next. I’m definitely a mood reader so I’m not sure what kind of mood I will be in after I finish A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (book club’s book of the month). I have a few ideas though. A part of me wants to jump right into the second book in the Mistborn series, The Well of Ascension. Another part of me wants to read some YA contemporary because it’s summer and I love YA contemporary. Also, if I can get a hold of a copy of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare I might pick that up. I’ve been trying to finish this series for like ever and the timing has not been right. If you have any thoughts on what I should read next, definitely let me know in the comments.

4. Do you use the star rating system?

Yes, I find it’s easier then making up my own system. I definitely use decimals though and find that I usually give books between a 3 and a 4.5. A 2 star for me would be something that I didn’t enjoy reading, and a 1 star would be something I DNF’d, because I hated it or because I actually hated it. I rarely give those out. I also rarely give out 5 stars too. A book only gets 5 stars if I absolutely loved it and would 100% reread.

5. Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes! My goal is 50 books and currently I’m at 22. Technically I am behind one book behind, but I am not worried though. It’s summer which means I want to read a bunch of contemporaries. I fly through those as opposed to the giant fantasy books I’ve been reading lately.

6. Do you have a wishlist?

I have a mental one, but not anything written down. I’m trying to acquire books that I really loved as opposed to random new ones. There are some that I just want though. One of those being Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

7. Which book do you plan on buying next?

I’ve sort of put myself on a book buying ban. I literally have zero room on my bookshelf. I still have yet to find a place for all of the books I got at BookCon, so I really can’t buy anymore until I find some space and/or get a new bookshelf.

8. Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

“One must always always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” — Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes, the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or villify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones that do.” — Steve Jobs (not a book quote but I love it)

“You have not control: who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” — History Has Its Eyes On You, Hamilton by Lin Manuel Miranda (also not a book)

“Don’t put up this front that you’re happy ’cause I know you’re as sad as they come” — Break by Artist vs Poet (I like music okay?)

9. Who are your favorite authors?

Marissa Meyer, Ally Carter, Morgan Matson, Kasie West, and Cassandra Claire. All of these authors I will read any and every book by them.

I’m also going to tentatively add Brandon Sanderson because I really loved The Final Empire (if you couldn’t tell).

10. Have you joined any groups?

Yes. I’ve joined Addicted to YA, The Next Best Book Club, and ATB Book Club. I rarely go on them or interact. I mostly joined for book recommendations.


That was the GoodReads Book Tag! Hope you enjoyed my answers! You should probably check out The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, because I loved it. If you want to follow or friend me on GoodReads the link is here. Also check out Heather at The Sassy Book Geek because she’s awesome.

I’m gonna tag a few of my friends. Feel free to ignore this if you’re already done this tag.

Tag! You’re It:

What Cats Do Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag in SO long. Seriously, it’s been so long that I can’t remember the last time I did one. This one seems like a ton of fun though, shout out to the awesome ladies at Twin Bookmarks who tagged me. They have a cool blog and you should check them out.

Small confession, I am definitely more of a dog person than a cat person.  However, I still love cats and think they’re adorable. This gif of a cat jumping out of a window is my favorite thing ever.

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Now that you’ve laughed at that, let’s get into this tag!


The Rules:


PURR – AS CATS DO THIS WHEN THEY’RE HAPPY OR RELAXED, WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT MAKES YOU HAPPIEST OR RELAXED?

Okay, I’m going to go with Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I’ve read the book at least 3 times so far and am planning another reread soon. I just love The Lunar Chronicles Series so much! The characters have stolen my heart and always manage to put a smile on my face.

SLEEP – WHAT IS A BOOK THAT PUT YOU TO SLEEP OR WAS JUST BORING? 

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han really just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t love it, I didn’t hate it, I just found the book sort of meh and a little boring. It definitely was not my favorite by this author. We’ll get to one of my favorites by her in just a minute 😉

TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – HAVE YOU EVER DREAMT OF A BOOK YOU READ?

Oh yeah, I’ve definitely had dreams where I’ve inserted myself into the action of the book. It’s happened multiple times.

This is kind of an embarrassing answer, but I’ve definitely dreamt that I was on Kat’s cool thief team from The Heist Society series. I clearly just want to be a thief badly. I just think it would be really cool to sneak around and infiltrate a place. Also the adrenaline rush of pulling a heist seems awesome. Also, I love Kat’s team so much. They’re so awesome and it would be cool to hang out with all of them.

For the record, I would be an awful thief! I’m way too clumsy for the job.

SEEMS TO PLAY NICE…UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – WHICH BOOK HAD THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST?

Okay, so I’m gonna go with A Court of Thorns and Roses, because this book took quite the turn! I totally wasn’t expecting what happened towards the end to happen. The plot twist, or turn really, actually saved the book for me. Had it not happened, this book would probably be my answer for the previous question. 

CUDDLES – WHICH BOOK CHARACTER WOULD YOU GIVE A HUG TO?

I’m not the biggest fan of hugs, but there are so many characters I would give one too. This is a tough choice, but after reading A Court of Mist and Fury all I want to do is give Rhysand a hug. The poor boy has been through so much and he just needs it. Especially after the end of that book. Plus those abs though…

CATNIP – WHAT’S A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAVE WARM AND FUZZY FEELS?

While The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han sort of bored me, her other series, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, gives me ALL OF THE FEELS! Not only does the romance in this series give me all the warm and fuzzy feels, but I really love Lara Jean and her family. They’re so awesome. Shout out to my home girl Kitty. I’m planning on doing a reread of this series soon so that I can read Always and Forever, Lara Jean which just came out. 

CAT BREEDS – WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Instead of listing my favorite books, I’m going to list the kinds of books I like to read instead. There are two many favorites and I’ve already mentioned a few here. I love twoish types of books. Either cute contemporary romances that give me all of the warm and fuzzy feels, or action-adventure stories with an awesome team (specifically heist and spy stories). Seriously, just give me one of those and I will be happy.

THE VET’S OFFICE – YOUR LEAST FAVORITE BOOK:

I don’t really have a book that is my least favorite book of all time. One book that I didn’t love so much was Matched by Ally Condie. There are just better Dystopians out there and this one didn’t really bring anything new to the table. It also wasn’t very interesting either.

BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – LEAST FAVORITE CLICHE:

I’m really not a huge fan of the whole “guy saves girl and then they fall in love” thing. Maybe it’s the feminist in me, but I’d much rather see our female lead save herself or at least try to. Also why does it always have to be her romantic interest? Why can’t her best friend or mom save her if someone has to save her? Maybe that’s just me.

FINAL QUESTION: THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – MOST UNDERRATED BOOK SERIES:

I have to go with the answer I always give with this question, which is The Immortal Descendants series by April White. This is a cross between historical and fantasy YA fiction with some time travel thrown in there. The concept of this series is so original and I really enjoy the characters. Ringo forever has my heart. Please go check it out if you have not already, the first book is Marking Time and free on Kindle.

My Nominations:

If you liked this tag and want to do it, then consider yourself tagged. Please make sure to link back to me so that I can see all of your wonderful posts!

I had so much fun with this tag! I thought it was catastic! Okay, that was a bad pun, I admit. This tag was still super fun though. Hope you enjoyed reading it!

The Sunshine Blogger Tag (Take 2)

I was tagged by Lauren at My Paper Infinity. This is actually the second time I’m doing The Sunshine Blogger Tag/Award thing (here’s a link to my first). Lauren’s questions were so fun that I knew I had to do it again. Thank you so much for not only nominating me but also coming up with these cool questions. Let’s get into them!

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
  2. Nominate 11 people and give them 11 different questions to answer.

The Questions

1. Do you share your love for reading with anyone outside the blogging community (friends, family, teachers … ) ? If so, who?

Yes I do. I started a mini book club with two of my friends from high school, Will and Kim. This month’s pick is the The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

My mom and my grandma also love to read. Though I have to make sure I have read a book before recommending it to my grandma. She got mad that I didn’t finish a book I had recommended to her, because she finished it and wanted to talk about it with me. Lesson learned.

2. What do you like and dislike about the book blogging community?

I really like talking to people about the books I like to read. I have different reading interests then my friends, so it’s nice to talk to people who like the same kind of books that I do.

As for a dislike, I’m not too sure if I have one. I still consider myself a new book blogger as I’ve only been blogging for 4 months. So I’m still getting a handle on everything so currently I don’t have a specific dislike.

3. They say knowledge is power. What have you learned from reading?

I have learned a lot from reading. The two biggest things are how to write and getting a different perspective on a situation.

They say if you want to write a book, you should read a lot. I definitely think that is true. Reading has definitely helped me find my voice and style as a writer. Also seeing some of the more technical things in practice makes it easier to implement that in my own writing.

Another thing I’ve learned is new perspectives. A recent example of that is what I learned from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I am a white middle-class twenty something that lives in the New York area. Reading from Star’s perspective on the issues I hear all over the news from (mostly) white reporters, really gave me a new perspective on things. I’ve never had to worry about what would happen if a cop pulled me over. I’ve known there is still racism in the world and where I live, but I did realize how much it effects every day life. I’m so happy I read this book, because it is so important and eye opening.

4. What are your reading pet peeves?

I had to think about this one. One thing that comes to mind is an unsatisfying ending. This especially makes me angry when it’s the ending of a series, because you had me reading all of this for nothing!? Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. But when it does, I’m not happy about it.

5. If you could swap identities with a fictional character for just one day, who would you pick and what would you do?

Okay so this is a non-bookish character, but I would totally want to switch places with Simon Pegg’s character, Benji, in the Mission Impossible series so that I could be a spy. I picked him because he’s sort of a nerdy spy, but still a spy and I’ve always wanted to be a spy. I’d do a good job in his role. It would be cool to do it for a day because I wouldn’t have to worry about my life being in danger all the time.

My second place runner up is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, Arthur, from Inception because I would love to be able to explore that world. I mean how cool would it be if you could actually go inside other people’s dreams?

6. You have the power to bring one fictional character to life in your own reality. Who do you pick?

This is such a tough one! I’m gonna go with Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I feel like everyone who reads this series is obsessed with Will Herondale. Don’t get me wrong, I love Will, but Jem has stolen my heart. So I’d steal him out of the book and show him New York.

7. Is there a book you think everyone should read?

Um, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas? I’ve already mentioned that though, so another book or really author I think everyone should read is Shakespeare. Many of his plays are constantly being reinterpreted and he has impacted language and art so much. My favorite that I’ve read is Hamlet but I also really love Twelfth Night. I’ve only seen Twelfth Night performed, otherwise it might beat Hamlet.

8. What’s your favourite quote?

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. — Sheryl Sandberg

Fun Fact: This is quote is my Twitter bio.

9. Which author would you want to have dinner with? What would you ask them?

For this one I’m going to go with a new favorite, Morgan Matson. I loved both Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and The Unexpected Everything, and am on a quest to read all of her books. I would ask her all of the writing questions, because I am also a writer of long contemporaries and need advice. Also it is clear she is a fan of musicals and we can talk about our shared love for them.

10. What’s your favourite movie or TV show right now?

My favorite TV show at the moment might be Quantico. There’s so many epic ones. My all time favorite movie is Inception. I love me some Christopher Nolan.

11. Which food or drink would you love to try sometime? (in real life and the fictional world)

Okay, so there are these places that make crazy ass milkshakes. Just google “crazy milkshakes” if you have no idea what I’m talking about. One example is this restaurant called Black Tap in New York. They look like they will give me a cavity, but also look amazing. I can’t eat one of these all by myself, but I definitely am going to convince one of my friends to eat one with me.

As for a fictional thing I want to eat, I don’t know if I really have one. I’m a huge Food Network junky, and while technically this is “real life,” I would love to eat the food the chefs on the shows create. See how good it actually is.

As this is my second time being nominated for this I’m not going to be tagging anyone or coming up with questions. However, if you want to answer these go right ahead! Link both me and Lauren @ My Paper Infinity (she is the one who created them after all). Hope you enjoyed my answers and learning more about me as a person. 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday (Wednesday): Books on My Spring TBR

The Broke and the Bookish is back with their “Top Ten Tuesday” meme, which means I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday. We’re just going to pretend it’s Tuesday and not Wednesday. Yesterday there was a huge snow storm near me which meant I got to stay home from work. I used that time to clean my room, sleep, watch tv, and read. It’s been so nice and has sort of felt like a vacation day. I failed at getting a post together because I was too busy enjoying the lazy day.

It’s hard to believe that spring is around the corner with this cold weather. Might as well craft a Spring TBR to remind myself that it really is coming soon. I’m dividing this list of ten books into three groups, as each set of books sort of fits into a category.

Cassandra Clare Novels

1. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)
2. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
3. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

I am working on reading all of her books in preparation for her BookCon panel. These are the three main ones I have yet to read. I don’t want to accidentally get spoiled at the event. The fact that I have not been spoiled with The Mortal Instruments series so far is a miracle. Also Lord of Shadows comes out right before BookCon so we’re also going to say that this is in preparation for her newest release.

Sequels and Series

These are the series that I want to catch up on/start this spring.

4. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro (Charlotte Holmes #2)  – I read the first book in this series in the fall of 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the idea that our main characters, Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, are descendants of Sherlock and Watson. Seeing the dynamic between their families is interesting. I’m excited to learn more about each character and Charlotte’s past especially. Can’t wait to read this sequel.

Take the Key and Lock Her Up by Ally Carter (Embassy Row #3) – This is the third and final book in the Embassy Row series by Ally Carter. She is one of my favorite authors as I fell in love with her Heist Society series. She writes (mostly) young adult novels that take place in our world but are not about “real life.” Heist Society is about teen thieves, she has a series about a girl’s spy school, and this series revolves around kids who are the sons and daughters of ambassadors. They are just fun reads and I can’t put them down. While this series has not been my favorite, I’m still excited to see how it all ends.

 6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #1) – There has been so much buzz surrounding this book in the book community. I have heard so many good things and want to see for myself what this series is about. I also like the concept of parallel universes and am interested to see how it is handled.

Contemporaries

It wouldn’t be spring with out some contemporary reads. These are the four I’m hoping to read. Two of them actually come out this spring as well.

7. By Your Side by Kasie West – Kasie West writes such adorable, fun contemporary reads. I have read most of her books and this is one of the few that I have yet to read. It follows two kids who get locked in a library for a weekend. It sounds like a cute concept and I’m excited to see what happens.

8. Geekerella by Ashley Poston – This book sounds like it is a modern nerdy take on Cinderella. I’m excited because I’m a nerd and have gone to my fair share of cons. Also, it sounds like there is some celebrity romance which I’m all about. It comes out April 4th and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

9. A Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – I loved this author’s previous book and ever since I finished it I have wanted to read her next one. I’ve heard this one is even better than Everything, Everything. I don’t know too much about the plot except that it features a Jamaican girl who is about to be deported from the U.S. and a Korean American boy who get thrown together. I also am intrigued by this idea about how one moment can change your life, which seems like it will be a theme here. Nicola is the new Queen of Contemporary, so I’m pumped.

10. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – This is also a new release that comes out April 11th. Not only does this book feature diverse characters, but I just find the concept so relatable. Everyone has experienced unrequited love. I personally have liked many guys and never did anything about it because I was afraid of rejection. Plus the author’s name is Becky, I mean how can I not read this book?

Those are the books I’m most looking forward to reading this spring. Would love to know what is on everyone else’s TBRs! Leave a comment down below sharing your Spring TBR.