Monday, 15 September 2014

The GIF & TBR Tags


I was tagged by Emily at Follow the Yellow Book Road to do the GIF tag. Rachel at A Perfection Called Books tagged me in the TBR tag. I thought I would get both done in one post because I am just awesome like that.



The Gif Tag

The first one I am going to do is the GIF tag, which is perfect for me because I love a good GIF! This is simple, the person who tags you will give you a list of ten books. You then have to use just one sentence and one GIF to describe and show how you felt about the book. You then tag others, leaving a list of ten books for them. So... here we go.


1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


And so my undying love for Harry Potter began.


2. Twilight


Alice and Jasper made that series.


3. Graceling


Will I or won't I ever get to this series?!?


4. Throne of Glass


My new obsession!


5. Ender's Game


Still haven't decided whether to read this one or not.


6. To Kill a Mockingbird


Not read it.


7. The Giver by Lois Lowry


Read it so long ago that I have forgotten almost everything that happens.


8. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


This involves a lot of plastic surgery.


9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer


I really enjoyed it, but it didn't live up to the ridiculous amount of hype.


10. Divergent by Veronica Roth


I wish I had stopped at Divergent.... I CAN'T EVEN!


And my picks for the people I tag:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
6. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
7. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 
9. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
10. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


The TBR Tag


How do you keep track of your TBR pile?


Keep track of it? That's funny. I don't, I can't and I wouldn't know where to begin.


Is you TBR mostly print or ebook?

Print. I have almost 400 unread print books to read. Then I have 106 books out from the library. And about 82 unread eARCs to read. I much prefer print books over ebooks.


How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

Pride and PrejudiceI am a big mood reader, so I go with whatever I am in the mood for. I do try to read my ARCs before they are published, but sometimes that does't work out.


A book that's been on your TBR list the longest.

I actually have no idea. Pride and Prejudice is one I have wanted to read for years now, but never got to. 


All the Bright PlacesA book you recently added to your TBR?

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. I just received a signed ARC copy and can't wait to read it. It's not due out till Jan 2015 though, so am trying to hold off reading it till nearer that time.


Plus One
A book on your TBR strictly because of it's beautiful cover.

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama. I have seen some really terrible reviews, but that cover is just too gorgeous for me to not want to read this book.



White Space (Dark Passages, #1)
A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.

White Space by Ilsa J. Bick. I even have an eARC of it, but I have absolutely no desire to read it any more. Every review I have seen for it has been negative, and it doesn't seem like a book I am going to enjoy.


An unpublished book on your TBR that you're excited for.

Throne of Glass #4, #5 & #6.
Yes, I know they don't have release dates or covers or titles. I don't care. I need them, I want them and I am excited for them. 
BRING ON ALL THE FEELS!!!


Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It certainly feels like everyone has read this series but me. I own the first three, so I definitely plan to get to it at some point.
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you.

This is a tough one but I am going to go with Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I own the first two, so I plan to get to this one too. Although, the response to the third book wasn't that amazing and that has put me off a little bit.


A book on your TBR that you're dying to read.

Too many to count.


How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

291
I don't actually use it to keep track of the books I need to or want to read. So that number doesn't really count.


I am going to tag the following people to do one of these or both of these. Or even neither of these.
Whatever floats your boat!


Amanda @ Book Badger
Stacie @ Books Galore


Book Blogger Problems #1: The Never Ending TBR Pile
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Underrated Books and Authors
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: 3/5 Review
Five Friday Favourites: Favourite Authors of 2014
My Weekly Book Haul: 13/09/2014
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan: 3/5 Review


28 comments:

  1. HA HA HA YESSSS. *plots gif choices deviously* Why are there so many epic tags going around at the moment?!!! Usually I skip tags because they're awkward and list-ten-things-about-yourself, but these are genuinely awesome. I definitely agree with your gif verdict of Throne of Glass and I love TKaM but that gif is still gold. XD

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    1. I can't wait for you to do this and all of the gifs!!! I LOVE ME SOME GIFS!

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  2. Fun list! I totally agree on a lot of counts. Definitely forget all about the Giver and I wish I had stopped reading after Divergent too, although it was really Allegiant that I didn't like. You should definitely read Graceling! It, and Fire, are really awesome. & add me to the people advocating for Shadow and Bone. I haven't read the third yet, but the first two were just too good. I do the same as you with my TBR. It exists, but not really.:p Nice gif choices. :)

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

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    1. Allegiant is really the one I didn't like too, but Divergent is my favourite of the series and I still kind of wish I had stopped there. I want to read Graceling, been hearing amazing things.

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  3. So much fun! I agree with you about Cinder. It was just okay for me, but I did keep reading the series and each book got better and better. I loved Cress!

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    1. I keep hearing that, so I definitely need to hurry up and get to Cress.

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  4. Oh fun! I'd not seen the gif tag yet. Cute. And ahhh yes I've read Vampire Academy! Woot! Well, not all of them, but a couple of them. lol

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  5. Owhh yeah, this is going to be fun! I love the HP gif, I felt the same way. Plus one is a stunning cover! Thanks for the tag :D

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, if and when you do it! :)

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  6. Hahaha this was hilarious! And I'm so with you on Divergent... I wish I stopped there, Allegiant left me in a state and made me resent the series! Oh well! xD I'm going to have to get in on this gif action, I love gifs!!

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    1. I know, I still can't get over how bad that book was. Not sure if I will ever be able to read that series again.

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  7. Just sorted out my answers for both tags, it's going to be a huge tag-fest, so thank you for tagging me! Great gif options, and I think the questions on the TBR tag are pretty good. It's good to see you getting involved with tags too! :D

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    1. I LOVE TAG FESTS!!!! :) I love tags, I can't get enough of them.

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  8. Cute gifs! White Space…I've had this one forever and with the bad reviews, I'm probably not going to read it either, but at the same time, it's so hard not to! I know, that makes no sense. ~Pam

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    1. I know, I felt the same. I could never really decide whether I was going to read it or not.

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  9. Yes, to both of these tags. Thank you so much for tagging me! I've got both of my posts scheduled for this weekend! :D

    The GIF tag is suuuuper fun!

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  10. Hey, I've read most of the book on that list! And I'm FINALLY started reading Throne of Glass, I'll review that next week. I have wanted to read Graceling for a long while I'll have to bump that up the list. This was a fun post! Some of those gifs were hilarious.

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    1. Thank you! I had such a fun time doing the tags, they're always really fun to do.

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  11. Lovely picks, Charnell!! Lol, I love those gifs too :)

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  12. Love your post!! My favorite is your Throne of Glass GIF! so perfect! Thanks for playing :)

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    1. Thanks for tagging me, it was so much fun to do! :)

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  13. I just love the cover for All the Bright Places so much, it is beautiful! I have read Shadow and Bone, and it didn't speak to me as much as the raves did. I think that will change with Siege & Storm though. Plus One cover reminds me of Across the Universe, I think I ended up taking it out of my TBR because of the reviews though.

    HAHA I love your Divergent gif, that is genius! I can totally relate, oh it just went downhill so much :(

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  14. Me too, that cover is very simple but gorgeous. Yeah, I did the same with Plus One. I have it for review but I am real nervous because the reviews were pretty bad.

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