Never Have I Ever Book Tag

Okey dokey! This is the first book tag that I’ve ever participated in so please, stay with me. Maybe it will end up terrible. Maybe it will be the best book tag you’ve ever seen (doubtful). I have a vague understanding of the rules so we’ll see how many I break on the way…joking. I know enough that there’s no way that I’ll break aaaall of them. Plus, the rules are right below here and something I can do is read so there’s that! Aaanyways, onto the important stuff. Thank you so much to Katie at The Storybook Sisters for tagging me for this.

Rules:

  • Link back to original creator – Madame Writer
  • Link back to the person who tagged you or the blog where you first saw this tag.
  • Answer all prompts.
  • Add one more prompt of your own.
  • Tag at least 5 people.
  • Don’t lie.
  • Have fun!

Please note: The rules say not to lie. I will not consciously lie. But I have a terrible memory when it comes to books so…I apologize if I say something that isn’t true and if I do so, it was an accident. Let’s get started.

Never have I ever…read a later book in a series before reading the first book.

I don’t think that I’ve ever done this? I’ve been reading for a while and when I was much younger, there were all those series’ like Magic Treehouse and Rainbow Magic that didn’t have an exact order, you could pick up the adventure anywhere. I feel like I have some vague sense of doing this sometime several years ago but I cannot for the life of me remember what book it could have been. I’ll try to jog my memory but who knows.
Here’s a story though: at least once I have received the second book in a series for a gift. My mom got me the second Akata Witch book (Akata Warrior) for a holiday and we had to return it. I actually never picked up the first book in that series. It’s probably something I should check out.

Never have I ever….burned a book

No! No no no! Despite my obsession with fire (it’s so faaaascinating) I would never ever ever ever EVER dream of putting one of my poor, innocent books into those hungry flames.

Never have I ever…read a book I knew I’d hate

Well…it depends what we’re talking. I’m not sure I’ve ever picked up a book of my own free will to read that I knew I would hate. However, school-wise…probably. Let me first reiterate that I don’t necessarily hate books ever. There are books that I dislike but I don’t think I’d ever hate a book. However in school, when we have to read Shakespearean whatevers…Shakespeare is all revered as great and all but oh my gosh that writing is hard to read and harder to understand.

Never have I ever….wrote a fanfiction about my favorite books

Surprisingly enough, to all those who know me, no, I have not written a fanfic ever, as far as I remember.
However I will take bits from other stories to add to the books I write. For example, the book that I finished writing a few months ago, I got the idea from Children of Blood and Bone and little bits of other stories are added in as well.

Never have I ever…loved a book when I was young but hated it when I got older

Not sure hate is the right word for this. Again, I don’t ‘hate’ books, I merely dislike them. However, when I was…ten? Nine, ten eleven, I don’t remember, I started reading the Spy School books (by Stuart Gibbs) and enjoyed them a lot. The series is ongoing, however, and so I just read a newer one and I didn’t like it very much. I figured it was probably because I’m getting older or perhaps…the series should have ended by now. This series is seven books long and in each and every book the characters have the exact same goal: stop SPYDER which they ALWAYS fail to do. It’s like…KOTLC but for younger kids. And KOTLC is more interesting because…well perhaps because it’s closer to my age range for books.

Never have I ever…dressed up as one my favorite literary characters

Well…we all go through that phase…okay I’ll be honest in third and fourth grade I dressed up as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger respectively. At the time I suppose that the HP books were my favorite series? However this is no longer something we should talk about because Harry Potter is off limits talking-wise–or should I say that JK Rowling is off limits talking-wise. Anyways other than this…last year for halloween (we’re coming right up on it!) I dressed up as one of the book characters from the book that I was writing at the time.

Never have I ever…hated a book by an author I love

Ahhhhhh this one is easy. Okay earlier this year I read Six of Crows–and LOVED it. And then….I read Shadow and Bone. And yes I understand that this was Leigh Bardugo’s debut book but…OH MY GOSH ITS SO BAD. No, I don’t hate it. But it’s really really bad. I’m currently forcing my way through the trilogy so that I can read King of Scars afterwards since I’ve heard that KoS characters are introduced in SaB so I thought I should read it.

Never have I ever…read the end of a book before I read the beginning

Yes. This is me every single time I pick up a book. Usually I’ll just flip to the back to see the page number but then end up reading the last page or so. Once I read the entire last chapter of a book backwards (sort of?) because I was confused as to what in the grishaverse had happened. (that would be Six of Crows)

Never have I ever…read a book without the dust cover

Yep, I’ll take it off more often then not. It gets all annoying and flappy. Plus. I don’t want to ruin it.

Never have I ever…skim read nearly half the book

If a book is super boring, I’ll start zoning out but my eyes will still be moving across the page, seeing words but not actually comprehending them, and then I’ll flip the page and be like, “Wait…what even happened in the last page?”

Never have I ever…pretended to read a book I haven’t

I can’t think of a time in which this would circumstance would come up so no I don’t think so. (“TELL ME YOU’VE READ THIS BOOK OR ELSE I WILL DO SOMETHING BAD TO YOU!”)

Never have I ever…saw the movie before I read the book

I’m a very book person, not someone who watches movies very often. However, and I’m shocked that this happened so recently, a few days ago I watched around half of the movie “Enola Holmes” and it was really good! I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes mystery, adventure and smart girls. I have yet to read the Enola Holmes books and don’t plan to, at least not in the near future.

Never have I ever…gone to a book signing

I have received a signed (and personalized!) book, however I have never actually gone to a book signing. I hope I will someday get the chance!

My addition: Never have I ever…hated a book that my friend loves

There I go using the word hate even though I said I never hate a book! Anyways, I don’t think that this has ever happened to me. Once I got recommended a book that I rated…I think three stars? But I didn’t hate it. It was just….slow at most points. The plot was still interesting. The book was “The Eye of the World” by Robert Jordan and it was very Tolkein-esque. It was good to read a book that was like LOTR since I’d been looking for one like it but with more female characters, with TEotW provided, but, like LOTR, it dragged a lot and just had a lot of not action, of people getting on horses, traveling for the day, finding a place to sleep, etc.

Alrighty, there’s my first book tag! It’s not the greatest…turns out I didn’t actually mention a lot of books in it, ha. But there it is.

I’d like to tag…

Sunny @ Revolution Reading
Lilly @ Lilly’s Little Library
Em @ Cats, Bibliophobes and Baguettes
Booktastically @ Booktastically Amazing
Turquoise and Amethyst @ Act Your Page

What did you think of this post? How’d I do with the book tag? What are your opinions on these questions?
As always, it means the world to me for you to take the time to read my blog! Stay safe and keep on reading!

10 thoughts on “Never Have I Ever Book Tag

    1. Yesss Nikolai is definitely the best! I’m not sure about Zoya because she was sorta mean in the beginning of Shadow and Bone but she definitely gets better. I haven’t read King of Scars yet, which I think she’s in? Maybe? Hopefully? So we’ll see if she improves there as well.

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    1. I totally would have DNFed it if I weren’t reading it for a reason…but I really wanted to read King of Scars and since Nikolai is the main character there, I thought I should read Shadow and Bone first since that’s where he’s introduced, as well as characters like Zoya and Genya. I still haven’t read King of Scars though, ha.
      But yeah, Alina is super aggravating in book one, she’s just so…whiny? And stuff like that. But she does get better (Mal doesn’t)

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      1. It…well the series definitely gets better as it goes on (book one is awful) but yeah it’s just meh. Hmm I could have just waited till the TV series…but I don’t watch much TV and I’d probably end up forgetting so…I already read it.

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