Three Bookish Things Tag

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s the last day of September and it’s a Sunday so that means: It’s time for some football and Bob’s Burgers plus it’s tag day. Weirdly, 3 of my favorite things to go along with this Three Bookish Things Tag. I swear, I didn’t even plan that lol.

Anyways, I was tagged by the always awesome Kay@HammockofBooks. Kay is #goals as she didn’t create her blog that long ago but has a good following. She also has a great aesthetic and is young so I’m sure she’ll be posting content for a while. Anyways, thank you to Kay ❤ ❤

Three Read Once and Loved Authors

  • Mark Oshiro: For those who don’t know, Mark Oshiro wrote Anger is A Gift. It was one of my favorite reads in August and now all I want is more. I know Oshiro has a decent backlist but I know I’ll be reading all of his future releases.
  • Riley Redgate: This is another author who has a decent backlist. Earlier this year, I read Seven Ways We Lie and loved it. I thought it was really unique especially in how she portrayed the characters. I know hoopla has the rest of her backlist too so I’m excited to dive in.
  • Amy Reed: I read Nowhere Girls at the beginning of the year and loved it. It was incredibly feminist and didn’t shy away from difficult topics. I thought of it as edgier (and better) version Moxie. I can’t wait to see what Reed writes next 🙂

Three Titles I’ve Watched but Haven’t Read

  • The Princess Bride: I love the movie but have absolutely no desire to read the book. It’s just such a good movie and I can’t justify reading the book, lol.
  • Wizard of Oz: I know the Wizard of Oz is a controverstial choice because that movie was way darker behind-the-scenes than we ever knew. Anyways, I liked the film when I was young but haven’t watched it in years.
  • Pet Semetary: This is easily my favorite Stephen King adaptation. I know a lot of people don’t like including King. However, I think it’s one of those kinds of campy and funny horror movies. Besides the part with Rachel’s sister…that part was creepy as fuck.

Three Characters You Love

  • Lara Jean Song-Covey: Maybe it’s my love for the film but I can’t help but include Lara Jean. I read the series over a year ago and I loved her then. Now with the movie out, I love her and Lana Condor’s portrayal of her. She’s such a sweet character.
  • Millie Michalchuk: Even though I didn’t enjoy Puddin’ as much as I hoped, I loved Millie as a character. Like Lara Jean, she was sweet but also incredibly confident and sure of what she wanted to do. I’d love to have her as a friend as she’s also super supportive of her friends.
  • Cardan: When I was looking through Goodreads, The Cruel Prince jumped out at me and I immediately thought of Cardan. Even though he’s a complete dick, I like him because he didn’t try not to be?? If that makes any sense and whatever he has with Jude, sigh. I JUST NEED THE WICKED KING ALREADY

Three Series Binged

  • The Harry Potter seriesI began binge-reading the Harry Potter series on January 1st and I was done by April 1st. Maybe not the fastest binge but it was such a unique and fun experience for me. Overall, I enjoyed almost all of them 🙂
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series: I binge-read this entire last year with my best friend, Lysette. I think I read them in just a few days time and I immediately fell in love with them? Honestly, I feel like it’s time for a reread after I get a copy of Always and Forever Lara Jean.
  • The Sweet Valley High series: When I was younger, I acquired some copies of Sweet Valley High books and I binged a majority of that series. I don’t think I read them all or owned them all but I loved the Wakefield twins and seeing their glamorous high school life. (As if lol)

Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions

  • I think I might have missed the hype train for Harry Potter. Yes, I enjoyed the series but I don’t consider it one of my favorite series ever. I know that a lot of people do but I have a few problems with it and think it has some room for improvement.
  • I don’t plan on reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Everyone talks about how good it is and it might be. However, the use of n-word could have been omitted and had no place in the book. Before anyone says “Um well it was the time period,” AND? Dread Nation was set near the same time and didn’t use it so there’s that.
  • I think bookish subscription boxes are way too overpriced. I know a lot of my fellow bloggers and friends get them but I can’t justify spending that much money a month. I’d rather just go out and buy the book instead of having all the useless crap that usually comes with it.

Three Current Favorite Book Covers

Three Goals For This Year

  • Read more romance! One thing I’ve been trying to do more of is branch out with my reading. I’m so used to reading YA but I’d like to read more adult romance books as some of the protagonists are actually my age. I’ve read a handful this year but I’d like to expand a little more.
  • Participate in 2 more read-a-thons! In September, I participated in the Contemporary-A-Thon and it’s my favorite read-a-thon. I’m writing this post early but I hope I did well! Anyways, I’d like to keep on the same trend and participate in at least 2 more before the year ends.
  • Lighten up on buying/splurging: Earlier this year, I thought I was going to be able to visit my boyfriend this month. I didn’t and that’s okay but I did save up a lot of my money for that. Basically, I’ve been on a book/anything ban but in the later months, I’d like to try to splurge a little. I’m not going to go overboard but it would be nice to be able to relax and buy a few more books than I normally would.

Tag! You’re It:

I’ve been looking forward to doing this tag forever and I’m so happy I did it. It was a lot of fun and hope everyone decides to do it has fun too! 🙂

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28 thoughts on “Three Bookish Things Tag

  1. Great set of lists! It’s a good decision to have not read Princess Bride. The book pales in comparison to the movie.
    As for adult romances, I’d recommend some of the newer releases by Jewel E. Ann, and R. S. Grey. If you haven’t read The Hating Game then I’d rec that too. 🙂

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  2. I totally agree with you on HP. I’m so glad I’ve found someone like me! I rarely see that opinion. Lara Jean is on my favorite characters ever. By the way, thanks for the tag! 😘

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  3. Oooh your answers were a lot of fun to read, Rebecca! I hadn’t seen this tag around on the blogging, but this was a lot fun to read. I’m with you about book subscription boxes. It’s so so costly, and I got it once and I literally only used one thing for a week and didn’t even read the book, lol. And honestly really don’t bother with The Princess Bride book. The movie condenses everything that was good in the book and adds nothing new. Great post, Rebecca, and thank you for the tag!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you 🙂

      That’s how I feel, too. Maybe I won’t enjoy the book if I get a sub box or I’ll end up throwing the little trinkets away. I already have enough crap in my room, lol.

      Haha then I’ll skip out on that one. Plus I don’t read much fantasy so I probably wouldn’t enjoy it much. You’re very welcome ❤ 🙂

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    Lol, I haven’t read it yet either!

    If it makes you feel better, HP is no longer one of my favourites either. It used to be my favourite thing on the bookish planet but now JK Rowling has ruined everything and kind of taken away some of my love for the series!

    Okay, so here’s the tea. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is fun but the mc is a twit and the n word is never okay (idc about the time period) and honestly, this is number 1 overhyped.

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  5. I agree with all of your unpopular opinions! I liked Harry Potter but was never obsessed with, but I guess it’s nice to be able to say what house I’m part of to other people. I’d love to buy book subscription boxes but I can’t justify spending that much either. I also don’t care that much about bookish merch.

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  6. This one is going to be fun!!

    Sweet Valley High. Man, those were the best & there were billions of those!! Love it! Also, I completely agree with subscription boxes!! I never want any of the other “stuff” that comes in those boxes AND I sometimes already have copies of the books and/or have reserved them for FREE at the library. Waste of money. I love getting mail but there are better ways 🙂

    Happy October!! ❤

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    1. Glad you think so 🙂

      Right?! I’m not sure why I’m always shocked that the original author handed it over to someone else. This book had to be handful to try and write, lol.

      Exactly! Why bother spending the extra money for stuff you won’t ever use, end up giving away or throwing out?

      Thank you! Same to you ❤ ❤

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