The Nope Book Tag


Hi bookish friends and Happy Friday! Hope you’re all having a great day so far. It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag and I have a LONGGGGGG LIST to go through. I spent some time looking at them and tried to schedule them so we’ll see how it goes.

Anywayyyyyy…. I saw this tag over at Hammock of Books. I wasn’t tagged but that has never stopped me before. Plus, this one seemed easy enough and looked fun so why not.

If you’re not following Kay over at Hammock of Books, then go visit and follow her now. Her blog is one of my faves and she’s also such a sweetheart!


NOPE. ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy. This book had potential and I really did want to like it, but it just didn’t work for me. The ending was seriously such a let down. It felt rushed and unfinished. I thought there was an epilogue or something, but nope. It just ended and it was seriously so frustrating. REVIEW


NOPE. protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy. I had to go through my READ section in Goodreads because there aren’t many protagonists that I dislike. I almost wanted to skip this one, but I found someone. Emmy from Kiss Me, Kill You by Larissa C. Hardesty. I honestly, don’t remember specifically what bothered me about her, but based on my review, Emmy was dense and flat and I couldn’t relate to her at all and felt no emotional connection. I guess that answers why I can’t remember. REVIEW




NOPE. series: A series that turned out to be a huge pile of nope after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it. I haven’t found one yet and I hope I never do. I don’t read anything I know I won’t like and I don’t force myself to read if I’m not in the mood, so I hope I never come across a series that eventually would be a huge pile of nope.

NOPE. pairing: A “ship” you don’t support. Bella and Jacob and Renesmee and Jacob. I love Jacob, I really do, but not with Bella or Renesmee. It was just a little creepy with Renesmee and just a big NOPE with Bella.


NOPE. plot twist: A twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like.  The plot twists in these two books seriously ripped my heart out. They were really good plot twists, but I definitely didn’t like them cause they were really horrible for the characters. Shocking and Heartbreaking.


NOPE. genre: A genre you will never read. Nonfiction, Self-Help, and anything religious or spiritual. I read for fun and to de-stress.

NOPE. book format: A book format you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition. Uhmm I prefer physical copies whether it’s hardcover or paperbacks. I don’t mind ebooks, but I definitely try not to buy them unless I really have to.

NOPE. trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE. 

Damsel in Distress who needs saving all the time. I’m just so tired of them… I won’t necessarily avoid books with them in it, because the story could be really amazing, but it’s not my favorite… at all.

I also don’t like Love Triangles that much just cause I can never be sure how I’d feel about them. Sometimes, they work and I find closure for both love interests, but most of the time I’m either choosing one or I can’t make up my mind.

NOPE. recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read. It’s not that I refuse to read it, but I just haven’t been in the mood and kind of lost interest. I’ve gotten a few people tell me it’s really good and since I love romance they say I’d enjoy this… and I do have the book, but just don’t want to read it.



NOPE. cliché: A cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes. I’m probably having brain fart right now cause I’m sure there are more, but I can only think of these two – overly mean girls that all the guys love or smart nerdy girls falling over the popular jock guy who doesn’t even notice her.

NOPE. love interest: A love interest that’s not worthy of being one. The “Darcy” in Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt. Honestly, he just didn’t work for me. There were some cute moments here and there and he said some swoony things, but at the end of the day, he just didn’t win my heart. REVIEW


NOPE. book: A book that shouldn’t have existed. I’m definitely being too judgmental here because I’ve never read this and maybe it’s really good.. IDK. BUT SERIOUSLY… If you’ve read it, let me know if it’s good or not cause there’s also a sequel.


NOPE. villain: A villain you would hate to cross. Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles.



NOPE. death: A character death that still haunts you. Sorry if I spoil this for anyone, but how can I really answer this question if I didn’t reveal the character’s name… There’s just no way, so stop now if you don’t want any spoilers to Marie Lu’s The Young Elites series. 



Cause I’ll always be really sad about





Adelina’s death. The ending was bittersweet and actually quite perfect for the series… but I just wish she didn’t have to die.


NOPE. author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit. Do I have to answer this?!?! I feel like one bad experience shouldn’t mean the end of everything. I don’t think I purposely choose to quit reading books by a specific author, but it just happens because I’m more interested in other books. BUT… if I have to pick, it would be these two. Just didn’t really enjoy the writing.















If you’ve already done this, then just leave the link your post so I can check it out. Otherwise, have fun loves!! Feel free to do this even if you weren’t tagged!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!




The 100 Truths Tag


Hello loves! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thursday. This week has been super busy and with the weird weather in LA, I have been feeling really tired and lazy lately. Not to mention, my puppy has been such a ball of crazies. Shes’s cute and adorable and I love her, but she definitely requires a lot of attention. I honestly cannot wait for this long weekend so I can get some rest and reading time.

Anyway, I thought it would be very productive, blogging-wise, to catch up on some tags that I’ve had in my Draft. I bookmark and start a lot of these, but get distracted and so busy. My blogging to do list is getting super long, so I’ll try to work on them and post at least one every week.

Today, I’ll be doing THE 100 TRUTHS TAG that I saw on berriesandbooksblog weeks ago. I wasn’t tagged, but it looked really fun so I started filling out the answers. I was probably more than halfway done when I had to stop. Don’t remember why or what I did, but it’s been taunting me, so I decided to finally finish and here we are!


1 What’s your name?
Karen Jo
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
Renjo, Renren, Kjo
 3 Your gender?
4 Your star sign?
5 How old are you?
6 Your relationship status?
In a relationship for 7 years and 5 months
7 Any children?
8 Any pets?
Chihuahua – Choco our family dog, New mama to a Maltese/Yorkie Mix – Brownie, and proud auntie to Cody, a corgichow and Neo, a huskybull which are both my brother’s dogs.
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
Just ear piercings, but have been planning on getting a tattoo really soon.
10 What do you like about yourself?
I can be very crafty sometimes
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
I’m too shy and such an introvert
 12 Righty or lefty?

 13 The last thing you drank:
14 The last thing you ate:
1/4 of a Chocolate Muffin
15 Your last phone call:
My mom
16 Your last text message:
My boyfriend

17 Your last email:
2 minutes ago to a co-worker

18 The last song you listened to:
I don’t remember. I’m listening to my coworker’s playlist right now and she has it on oldies so I’m not familiar with some of them
19 The last book you read:
Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
20 The last time you cried:
Probably a few days ago watching or reading something.
21 The last blog you read:
UmutReviews – Review of Ace of Shades
22 The last person you spoke to:
My coworker
23 The last place you visited:
Disneyland. I went there on Sunday for a few hours. Vacation-wise, New York
24 Your last holiday abroad:
When I went to Peru with my mom. I think that was 2-3 years ago.


49 Do you believe in aliens?
 I guess in some way I do. I mean it’s both fascinating and terrifying if they do exists.
50 Do you believe in miracles?
 To some extent I guess I do.
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
As much as I enjoy reading about love at first sight stories, I don’t really believe it. Maybe it does happen, maybe not, but from personal experience I haven’t seen it IRL. I do think that a person can definitely have a very strong connection or attraction to someone.
53 Can money make you happy?
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Yes I do even if I’m not very passionate or vocal about it.
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
I’ve been taught to be pro-life since I grew up in a Catholic household and went to Catholic school until HS…. But, I’m definitely pro-choice except when it comes to abortion. Don’t really want to get into it, so I’ll just leave it at that.
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
I don’t think so…not really. I have opinions about politics, but I really don’t like talking politics.
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
I’m not very religious anymore. You do what works for you as long as your not hurting yourself or others.
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Unconditional love and acceptance.
59 Are you eating anything right now?
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
61 What are you listening to right now?
Don’t You Want Me by The Human League which is on my coworker’s playlist
62 What are you thinking about right now?
 The things I have to work on, what to read next, and my fur babies at home.
63 What are you waiting for right now?
The weekend so I can rest and read.
64 What are you most excited about right now?
June 2 – because I’ll be going to Disneyland again! Woohoo!!!
65 What’s your pet peeve right now?
Can’t think of one at this very moment.
66 What’s your favourite thing right now?
My new Kate Spade back pack. It’s just so cute and pretty.
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Actually working haha.


68 Your first best friend:
My childhood best friend in the Philippines. Her name is Mary Ann Reantillo.
74 Your first job:
A hostess at Red Robin
75: Your first childhood memory: 
Crying because I wanted to go with my mom and brother to wherever they were going. I believe my mom was going to work and my brother had school. I didn’t want to be left alone.


76 Love or money?
77 Twitter or Facebook?
78 Hook up or relationship?
79 Dogs or cats?
80 Coffee or tea?
81 Beer or wine?
82 Sweet or savoury?
 83 Introvert or extrovert?
I’m an introvert so I would really like to see how it is to be an extrovert
84 Vampires or werewolves?
85 Seaside or countryside?
86 Summer or winter?
87 Books or movies?
88 Horror or comedy
Horror. I have an obsession with scary movies and being scared.


89 Do you wish you could change your past?

Some … but for the most part, not so much.
90 What’s your dream job?
I’ve had plenty over the years, but right now it’s definitely to be a business owner
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
Reading romance novels and chocolate chip cookies or anything chocolate
92 What are you afraid of?
Whales, Sharks, Frogs, Spiders, and Failing
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I think either a teacher or a cashier. I remember playing with my dolls pretending they were my students and I was the teacher. I also played with Monopoly play money and pretended I was a cashier.
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Having the ability to time travel. I think it’ll be so fun to see the past, the present and the future.
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
To take more risks and be more outgoing.
96 Would you want immortality?
Yes and No. Yes because I’d want to experience everything there is in the world. But No because if I could live forever, then I may never really value the importance of life.
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
My dad just so I can have a conversation with him and let him know how much I love him. He passed away a few years ago while he was in the Philippines. Two years had passed since I last saw him and that same year I was actually planning a vacation there.
98 Would you say you are happy?
Yes…yes I am.
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Worry less about what other people think, be confident, be spontaenous, be kind, and love like there’s no tomorrow.
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Hopefully married with one kid and still reading/reviewing. It would also be nice if I have a successful job and be my own boss so I can have more time to travel the world.

Tagging these lovelies and everyone else who wants to do this! If you did it before, then no need to do another one (unless you really want to). Just leave the links to your posts in the comments so I can go check them out.














Well, thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have a fantastic day!