Mardi Gras Book Tag

So here we are with another book tag. This time I’ll be doing the Mardi Gras book tag which I found over at Zezee with Books blog who saw this post over on Madame Writer. This tag was originally created by Randomly Bookish Gina over on YouTube. I found the prompts interesting so decided to give this a shot. 

Designated Driver: What re-read book is reliable to get you out of a reading slump?

This is an easy one. I’m going with Fearscape by Nenia Campbell. This is my all time favorite series and each book is a true gem. I’ve read this series multiple times and it just always bring me back to reading. 

The Drunk Best Friend: Which character (s) would you like to grab a drink with or simply hang out for a night in the town?

I would pick Charlotte Davidson for this prompt. I absolutely love this character and I really wish I could be like her, so I would definitely like to go out with her for a night in town just so I could pick her brain some. 

Fat Tuesday: Which book on your TBR can you not wait to devour?

For this I’m choosing to go with Hunting November which is the sequel to Killing November by Adriana Mather. I just can wait to dive back into the world of Strategia and the Academy Absconditi. 

Lent: Which genre would you give up reading for 40 days? 

Romance. I’ve read a lot of romance in the past so now I prefer reading books from different genre and I do not mind giving up romance for forty days. 

Masquerade Masks: Which book do you mask that you have read? 

Initially when Fifty Shades of Grey came out, I used to tell people that I haven’t read it due to the stigma and taboo attached to it. However, soon enough I got over that and was openly engaging in discussions related to the series. 

The Annual Mardi Gras Party/Parade: What classic could you read time and time again? 

I’d go with Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. It’s one of my favorite classics and I absolutely love the story. It’s adorable and incredibly sweet. I can read it time and time again. 

New Orleans: In which fictional place would you like to party? 

I guess I would go with Afterlife which is a gothic club in the Afterlife series by Stephanie Hudson. I love the nightclub and the gothic vibe of it. So I would love to party there among all the supernatural creatures. 

Jazz Music: What book just makes you want to dance? 

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier is my pick for this prompt. I love the world and the overall vibe of the book and the series.  It’s just amazing and I just want to dance in this world. 

The Colors of Mardi Gras: 

Purple represents Justice: Which character do you feel got justice at the end of the book or series? 

Soraya from Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust. This poor character suffered a lot and she finally got justice at the end. People recognized her power and she herself understood that she’s not a curse. 

Green represents Faith: Which character would you put your complete faith in no matter the situation? 

For this prompt I’m going with Tess from The Others series by Anne Bishop. She’s a harvester and an overall badass. I wish I could be like her but sadly I’m human. Tess is incredibly powerful and loyal that I would have no problem putting my faith in her. 

Gold represents Power: Which book gave you a very powerful emotion after reading it? 

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano is my choice for this prompt. My love and obsession for this series is intense and I wish I could read this book series all over again. I felt blown away by this series and all the knowledge I gained from it was just amazing. 

Show Your Tatas, Get Those Beads: Which character would you throw beads to? 

I would throw beads to Jethro Hawk from the Debt Inheritance series Pepper Winters. He’s amazing and strong in more ways than one. So I would definitely throw the beads to him. 

Well folks, we have reached the end of the Mardi Gras Book Tag. I tag everyone who reads this post or whoever is interested in books and Mardi Gras and let me know what are your picks for all these prompts. 

The Birthday Book Tag

Yes, yes today is my birthday and that is why I decided to do this tag. I was wondering which tag to do for this blog post and since it’s my birthday I thought to look up some birthday themed tags. I found this tag over on The Bibliophile Girl’s blog who found it on Bionic Book Worm’s blog. The original creator of this book tag is Antonia by Always Books. I tried searching for her blog so I can link it for you guys to check it out but was unable to find it. So without any more delays, let’s hop in to the tag. 

Birthday Cake: A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway

For this question I’ll go with In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead simply because I was unable to tear my eyes from the pages and read the book way past the night. You guys should really give this book a shot. It’s going to hook you from the first page and won’t let go until the end. 

Party Guests: Your most anticipated book release this year

I don’t normally have anticipated book releases but if I have to pick I’d go with the House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas. This is book 2 in the Crescent City series. I loved the first book and I’m glad the second book is out though I have yet to read it. 

Birthday Presents: A book that surprised you with how much you loved it

For this prompt I’m choosing Insanity by Cameron Jace. I knew what I was getting into but I was still surprised how much I really enjoyed this book and the sequel. There are more books in the series which I intend to read in the future, but this was a beautiful surprise. 

The Happy Birthday Song: A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got

This was a little tricky for me since I kind of live in my own timeline and don’t really follow trends. But I decided to go with One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. The mystery, the plot twist and the suspense is all so worth it. Everyone should read this book once in their life. 

Happy Music: A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes

This is a pretty simple and a cliche one but I’d go with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for this prompt. He is an amazing author and this book is a best seller in the world. Not to mention that this book contains lots of fantastic quotes that one can use in his or her daily life. 

Getting Older: A book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader

This is an easy one. For this prompt I’m choosing The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. My father got this book to read but he never read it. And me being an eleven year old bookworm decided to read this book because I had nothing else to read, and I’m going to be honest I did not understand a single word in the book. So I think if I give this book a shot now, when I’m a lot older, I’ll be able to understand it and appreciate it better. 

Sweet Birthday Memories: A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life

There are a lot of books that can fit this prompt but I decided to go with Wandering Star by Romina Russell. This is book 2 in the Zodiac series and follows the story of the twelve zodiac signs. I enjoyed book 1 and this book just added on to the excitement and adventure of the first book. 

So there you have it. The Birthday Book Tag. I tag everyone who wants to do this tag, and all those interested in books, and if it’s your birthday, then happy birthday to you.