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All the Series EVER Tag (Read, Reading, To-Be-Read)

Fair warning: pingbacks from others linking to my pages still aren’t notifying me… Thank goodness I read this post on Fernanda’s blog!

I was tagged by Fernanda @ Mystery Date with a Book!! Thank you! This is a tag created by Fadwa @ WordWonders.

The “rules” are simple. All you have to do is write the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a book series you’ve either read, you’re currently reading, or a series that is on your TBR list.

I usually read series waaaaaay more than I read standalones, at least for young adult books. Lots of standalones for my m/m. So this tag is perfect! You’ll see how it works now:


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The Reader Confession Tag!

I was tagged by Anna @ My Bookish Dream (check her out, yo) to do this fun one! But a quick note:

PINGBACKS FROM OTHER BLOGS AREN’T WORKING FOR ME??

I checked, and the box to get pingbacks IS CHECKED. However, pingbacks for some of my pages unchecked themselves… This is the second tag I’ve come across that didn’t alert me. NO WONDER I’VE BEEN MISSING THE FUN OF TAGS. *cries*

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Seriously, though, I don’t know what happened. I think I fixed it. So if you have tagged me in anything for the past 2 months or so, I didn’t know and I’m sorry! *sighs sadly*

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Back to the tag!

The rules are simply that I answer the following questions. So enjoy! Continue reading The Reader Confession Tag!

3 Days, 3 Quotes // Day 3

It’s day 3! And if you missed out on Day 1 or Day 2…just click on those right there. I was originally tagged by Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger.

RULES: For 3 consecutive days, share favorite quotes or ones that have impacted you – 1 per day. Then tag 3 people on each day. (…not sure if I can)

We about to get real up in here.

I literally found this only recently on a Tumblr page, so I have no idea who the author of this quote is – it was just an asexual quotes page. It had some good ones, but I liked this short and sweet one.

(This focuses on the sexuality, not the romanticism (i.e. pan-romantic), so this is only part of what some may feel about it)

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Yes, I know this is a generalization and that other sexualities probably look for those flowers on their hearts, too. But I think this is still a great poetic representation of the difference asexuality has compared to others.

I like sharing quotes like these and spreading knowledge of asexuality because it can be hard to understand sometimes. Asexuality isn’t just ‘you despise sex’ – some asexuals still have sex if it pleases their partners. There is a huge spectrum for this sexuality, much like any other. This one just means that your mind doesn’t draw conclusions from attraction straight to sexual desire.

You can still love kissing, holding hands, cuddling, any romantic action. Some would rather never have sex, while others may do it because they like seeing their partner happy. You can still totally be attracted to people. You can be asexual, yet bi-romantic, hetero-romantic, demi-romantic, you name it.

What you desire just may be more along the lines of flowers on your heart rather than a flame of desire burning in your stomach.

I will stop there, even though a huge discussion could come of this – and I welcome awesome discussions. I may post other things about this in the future, but for now, this little tidbit!

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Today, I’ll tag…

 Laura @ Boats Against the Current

Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Shannon @ Clockwork Bibliophile

(and remember: you don’t have to do it if you don’t want)

3 Days, 3 Quotes // Day 2

It’s day 2! And if you missed out on Day 1…just click on Day 1 right there. Or Day 3I was originally tagged by Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger.

RULES: For 3 consecutive days, share favorite quotes or ones that have impacted you – 1 per day. Then tag 3 people on each day. (…not sure if I can)

And I tried once again thinking of some great quotes I like. This time, it’s a quote from a book series that I haven’t even read. But I’ve been seeing it everywhere and I love it!

So no real inspiration in this one (maybe after I read the books?). Just beauty.

It’s from the series by Sarah J. Maas – A Court of Thorns and Roses. More specifically, A Court of Mist and Fury.

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‘To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.’
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. ‘To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.’

I gotta get on this SJM bandwagon! (And the V.E. Schwab one because I want to read ADSOM so badly.)

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Today, I’ll tag…

 Jordan @ Fridays and Books

Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd

Reg @ She Latitude

(and remember, you don’t have to do it, if you don’t want)

3 Days, 3 Quotes // Day 1

This is my first time doing this! I was tagged by Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger – thank you!

RULES: For 3 consecutive days, share favorite quotes or ones that have impacted you – 1 per day. Then tag 3 people on each day. (…not sure if I can)

If you wanna see Day 2 or Day 3…click Day 2 or Day 3…

I’m bad with things like this because I fail to keep track of favorite quotes/lyrics most of the time (v_v’) Shame.

But I did some searching, in books recently read and books read long ago (not all, though, because DEATH)! And I’ve decided to use this one today:

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Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?

I actually just finished A Monster Calls yesterday. I saw there was a trailer and had to check it out. And, hey, that was some deep stuff… And there were several quotes that I liked in there, mostly coming from the monster, heh.

But it takes a look at a painful part of humanity, a grittier part, something people might hide or fear…slipping it under a facade until it can be faced, if ever. I didn’t want to dwell on the more depressing parts of this book, but I recommend you check out other quotes from it; some really good ones.

This one is a bit more lighthearted and one all of us bookworms can relate to, I think.

Stories have so many purposes. Stories can be adventurous, share truths, contain magic, creatures of all shapes and sizes, be violent, involve death, teach lessons, have such heroic or inspiring characters, demonstrate facets of humanity, share pain, open eyes to the struggles of what it means to be human… I mean, the list goes on and on. And everyone will look at those wild stories differently…enjoy different tales, learn different lessons, connect to or understand something…

Who knows what havoc they might wreak?

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I have been neglecting blog hopping with life so in the way, so I’m sorry to tag you guys so often! And you don’t have to do it if you don’t want. But I’ll tag…

Ashleigh @ A frolic through fiction

Gretchen @ chicnerdreads

Jenna @ Fictional Neverland

Liebstar Award

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I was nominated for an award! *confetti and stuff* Thank you to the lovely Fernanda @ Mystery Date with a BookI haven’t done many awards or tags so far, but I find I really enjoy answering all these questions! This one is so nice because it’s aim to discover new blogs!

*Also, you may have noticed, I changed my theme! I’m still worried the middle feed area is too skinny, like my last one, but maybe it works better in this setup? We’ll see if this one sticks. But I’m really liking it so far!*

Let’s get started! Continue reading Liebstar Award

My Bookish History Tag

So, I was thinkin’… We all started somewhere on our journey of metamorphosing into a bookworm, right?? I kind of remember where my journey started, where it reached a peak of no return. Childhood favorites, middle school favorites, high school hypes, etc. Some people, like me, can’t remember too much because they started so young. Others started more recently.

But I love hearing others’ childhood book treasures and what books really set them on the reading path! It’s a fun discussion to compare, see if we liked the same stories. So I looked online and couldn’t find a tag like this, so I decided to create one (^_^)

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This tag doesn’t have a true specific set of rules except discussion! I have some questions to help set it off, but you can talk about whatever you want for your bookish history.  Continue reading My Bookish History Tag

The Get to Know Me Tag!

Hello, worms (of books)!

I saw this tag on a blog I follow – Fridays and Books – and with the invitation for anyone to do it, I decided to share my own answers! I like getting to know bloggers a little better, so I like to share a little about myself, too. Perfect opportunity, eh?


STATS…

Name: I’m going to stick with my alias, still… Otherwise an alias would be pointless… So just call me Aralyn!

Nicknames: My real name isn’t worthy enough for a nickname. It’s too basic. But I never minded!

Birthday: January 7th!

Star Sign: Capricorn. I am a goat/fish creature!

Occupation: College student – one more year! And then I have no idea what I’m going to do with my life… Continue reading The Get to Know Me Tag!

Miranda Sings Award

Whaaaat? I’m still brand spankin’ new and I got nominated for an award??

Thank you to Fernanda @ Mystery Date with a Book! What a surprise!

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I’m somewhat familiar with Miranda Sings – I know of her and have seen a few of her videos from my sister. I thought she was hilarious, though! And I know that her Miranda Sings persona has a personality that loves herself, so I think it’s a good message delivered in a funny way. Continue reading Miranda Sings Award