Mean Girls | Tag

mean girls tag

Sarah Jane, who’s both BookTuber and BookBlogger (TheBookLife) created this awesome tag, but I first saw it on Rachel’s blog (Confessions of a Book Geek). I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I love Mean Girls and I immediately knew I had to do this tag.

1. It’s Pronounced Like “Cady”. – Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?
Sybill Trelawney. I had a ton of problems with pronouncing her name when I was younger, but now I finally know how to say it correctly. Also, I have no idea how to pronounce the name Micha (from The Secret of Ella and Micha).

2. She Doesn’t Even Go Here! – Pick a fictional character that you would like to place in another fictional character’s world.
I would love to see Joffrey from A Song of Ice and Fire in The Hunger Games. I’m pretty sure he would die immediately and that’s why it would be such a pleasure to read about it.

3. On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink. – Repetition, repetition. Which book gave you déja vu of another book while reading it? 
The Selection really reminded me of The Hunger Games. There were a ton of simmilarities, but I didn’t really mind.

4. You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores. – Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels? 
Girl Online. Penny was just too whiny and she was self-pitying the entire time so even when she decided to become stronger, I didn’t really buy it.

5. You Go Glen Coco! – Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.
Eleanor (from Eleanor and Park). She isn’t the happiest character and I really wanted her to just be happy and cheer up.

6. Get in Loser, We’re Going Shopping! – How long do you typically spend at a book shop? 
Not as much as I’d like to. If it’s up to me, I’d never leave.

7. It’s Not My Fault You’re Like In Love With Me Or Something! – Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?
Oh, so many. But the first one that came up in my head was Jace (The Mortal Instruments). Also, Simon (The Mortal Instruments), Micha (The Secret of Ella and Micha), Adrian (Vampire Academy), Bellamy (The Hundred), Christian (Unearthly), Tamani (Wings), Draco (Harry Potter), Augustus (TFIOS), Travis (Beautiful Disaster)… These are just the ones that I could remember in the moment, but there are so many more.

8. I Can’t Help It That I’m Popular. – Which over-hyped book were you cautious about reading? 
Divergent. I read it last month and I was so sure I wouldn’t like it because it’s so hyped, but I ended up loving it.

9. She’s A Life Ruiner. She Ruins Peoples’ Lives. – We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate. 
Valentine Morgenstern. He’s awesome villian and I just love to hate him. Also, Sebastian. But I don’t hate Sebastian, so I can’t really pick him for this question.

10. I’m Not Like A Regular Mom, I’m A Cool Mom. – Your favourite fictional parents. 
Parents from If I Stay. I really like Mia’s parents and I think they’re very cool.

11. That Is So Fetch! – Which book or series would you love to catch on? 
A Song of Ice and Fire series. I read only the first three books in the series, and there are rumors that the sixth book is coming out this year, so I need to catch up.

12. How Do I Even Begin To Explain Regina George? – Describe your ideal character to read about. 
It really depends on my mood, but I always like to read about confident, sarcastic character with an attitude. I like characters who are determined and fight for what they believe in, are not too pathetic and are funny.

13. I Just Have A Lot Of Feelings. – What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’? 
I just stop everything and get completely overwhelmed with the feels. There is no way to stop that from happening. Eventually, I get over it.

14. Nice Wig Janice, What’s It Made Of? – Your Mom’s Chest Hair! – Which character’s one liners would you love to claim for your own? 
Jace (The Mortal Instruments) for sure. He’s the most sarcastic and the funniest character I could think of. I just love him!

15. Boo, You Whore. – Name a time a characters decision has made you roll your eyes. 
There were many times like that. But the most recent one was in Girl Online. Penny made some very stuoid decisions that made me roll my eyes.

While doing this tag I got this huge urge ro watch Mean Girls again. I think I may do it. This was so much fun and I apologize if I got a bit repetitive, but I don’t have much inspiration today. Do you like Mean Girls? What’s your favourite line from the movie?

I tag: Kacie (Kacie’s Bookshelf), Catia (The Girl Who Read Too Much), Michelle (A HalfBlood Fangirl) and Hazuki (Panda’s Books). I don’t know if you guys like Mean Girls, but if you don’t, just ignore the tag. If I didn’t tag you and you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged as well.

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Book Buying | Tag

book buying tag

I saw Kacie (Kacie’s Bookshelf) doing this tag and it seemed like a fun tag to do, so I decided to do it even tough no one tagged me. This tag was originally created by Megan Olivier, so make sure to go check out her channel as well.

1. Where do you buy your books from?
I buy books in bookshops, grocery stores and newspaper stands. If I buy books in the bookshop, it’s either Algoritam, Tisak Media Centar or APM bookstore. For grocery stores it’s either Konzum or Kaufland, and with newspaper stands it’s always Tisak. I know you’ve never heard of these places, but these are just Croatian stores (aside from Kaufland, which is German, I believe).

2. Do you ever pre-order books, and if so do you do it in-store or online?
I never preorder books because it’s just too expensive for me.

3. On average, how many books do you buy a month?
Not much. Sometimes I don’t buy any, or I buy one or two, but if it’s a good month I can end up with 6-10 books. It really depends about a lot of factors.

4. Do you use your local library?
Yes. I love it! Majority of the books I’ve read are from my library.

5. If so, how many books can you/do you borrow at a time?
My library has a policy that you can get 3 books at a time on one card. Now, the thing is, I have to membership cards because my parents like to read as well and during summer time, 3 books at a time are not enough. However, I rarely have more than 3 books out because I try not to be very greedy.

6. What is your opinion on library books?
Most of the time I think they are great, but sometimes it really pisses me off that some people don’t take care of books. I hate finding dirty or ripped pages, broken spines, dog-eared pages etc. It breaks my heart. I always try to be extra careful when I’m not reading my book.

7. How do you feel about charity shop/second hand books?
I think these are great. Unfortunately, I don’t have any near the place I live so I never actually bought a book there. But I wish there was something like that in my town. I think I’d be there every day.

8. Do you keep your read and TBR pile together/on the same book shelf or separate?
Currently all my books are together, but only a month ago I had them separated on TBR and read. I reorganize my shelves very often so that constantly changes.

9.  Do you plan to read all of the books that you own?
Yes. There are a few book I’m not particularly interested in at the moment, but at some point I will get to them and read them. Also, I’m kind of doing 0by16 and Project TBR.

10. What do you do with books that you own, but feel you will never read/didn’t enjoy?
I just keep them on my shelf and hope one day I’ll be interested in them.

11. Have you ever donated books?
Unfortunately, in my town there is no place where you can donate your books, but if there was something like that, I would.

12. Have you ever been on a book buying ban?
Since I’m broke quite often, book buying bans are not really neccesary. If you don’t have money for books, you can’t buy them.

13. Do you feel that you buy too many books?
Nope. But my mom does.

I hope that you enjoyed this tag as much as I did. It’s quite old tag, but I really ike the questions, so whatever. I’m not going to tag anyone this time because I have no idea who did and who didn’t do this tag already, but if you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged.

Unpopular Opinions | Tag

I found this tag over at Panda’s Books and she tagged me to do this tag so that’s what I’m doing now. Also, thank you for tagging me. I am very excited to do this tag because this kind of tags always makes a good foundation for discussions and I always like seeing other people’s opinions which may or may not be different from mine.

1. A popular book or series you didn’t like.
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. It’s not that I hated the book, but I definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as other people did. I found too many simmilarities to Harry Potter and I just couldn’t stand it. I also did a full review on this book, so if you want more of my opinions on that, you can check it out.

2. A popular book or series that everyone seems to hate, but you love.
It’s not that everyone hates this series, but not a lot of people love it, and I definitely do. Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. I absolutely adore this trilogy and all the characters, and lately I’ve been seeing a lot of bad reviews on these books. No idea why.

3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like
Clara, Tucker and Christian from the Unearthly trilogy. I just can’t get over the fact she didn’t end up with the perfect guy for her. I hate that ending so much. Not fair. Urgh, I’m getting angry again.

4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for.
Historical fiction. There are some historical fiction books that I really enjoy, but most of these book don’t intrigue me and I have no desire to read them.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
Catelyn Stark. I just don’t like that woman. She’s super-annoying and I don’t agree with most of her decisions.

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.
Chuck Palahniuk. People either love this author or they don’t like him at all. I’m in the other group. I just didn’t like his writing style and I don’t think I’ll be picking up any of his other books in the future.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
Evil adults and teenagers fighting against them and saving the world. If the book is done well, it can turn out well, but usually it’s just a cliche and very unoriginal.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
A Court of Thorns and Roses. The hype just killed this book for me, and I also am not a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas as a person (I’ve heard some not so good thingh about how she treats her fans). I don’t think I’ll ever pick that book up.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
The 100. This one was the easiest. I love the books, but the tv show is so many times more amazing and epic. It’s probably my favourite tv shows of all time.

That’s it for this tag. I tag Rachel from Book Reviews & Stuff.

Disney Book Tag | Tags

This tag was created by Katytastic over on YouTube to celebrate the release of The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz. I was tagged by the lovely Rachel (Book Reviews & Stuff), so thank you so much for tagging me, Rachel.

1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”

Amy from Across the Universe by Beth Revis is definitely a fish out of water when she wakes up on a spaceship one day. She has to figure out why is she awake when she was supposed to wake up 50 years later on a new planet.

2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation

Lena Haloway from Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver. Lena in the first book and Lena in the third book are two completely different characters. In the first book, everything Lena wants is to get a cure and never experience love (if you don’t know, in this book love is a disease), but Lena in the third book is a strong girl and a rebel, she fights for love and everything she cares about. Whenever I’m supposed to give an example of character development, I use Delirium because Lena’s character is one of my favourite transformations I’ve read about.

3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters

I have to go with A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. In these books we get to meet so many characters, it’s impossible to memorize all those names, but it’s not really important anyway since on pretty much every page someone dies. And those are very big books with many pages.

4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep

That Summer by Sarah Dessen. I love Sarah Dessen and her books, but this one was just boring and pointless. There was basically no plot and I was constantly waiting for something to happen, but it never did. This book didn’t literally put me to sleep, but it was very close.

5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Everyone says that you can pick basically any YA book, and I definitely agree with that. I’m going with Mason from Invisible by DelSheree Gladden. He went through so much at a very early age and those events definitely left a mark on him.

6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I was anticipating this book for so long, but when it finally came out, I couldn’t make myself to read it. This book is definitely a beast, but it’s the finaly book in my favourite series of all time so of course it’s a beauty as well.

7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

David from Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson got his wish granted. That’s all I can say without spoiling the book.

8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not

Victor Dashkov from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I know this may be a spoiler, sorry for that. I couldn’t come up with anything better.

9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life

I will go with The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, because I love these characters so much. All of them. If I could spend only one day with Shadowhunters and Downworlders, I would be forever happy.

10. Disney Descendants – your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character

I know I used TMI for three questions now, but my favourite villian is definitely Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. He is a total psychopath, but I love him anyways.

So that would be it for the Disney Book tag. I tag: Stefani (Caught Read Handed), Amy (Read What I Like), Rayna (Reader Rayna) and April (Bookishly Speaking).