Hocus Pocus Book Tag

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October is one of my favorite months. I love seeing the Halloween decorations, dressing up, going to haunted houses/mazes, and watching scary movies at home. Hocus Pocus may not be scary (although it did spook me when I was little), but it’s absolutely one of my all-time favorite movies to watch during this time of the year. It’s nostalgic, a classic, and brings back many good memories. So imagine how excited I was when I saw this on Mandy @bookprincessreviews blog… Beyond ecstatic that even if I wasn’t tagged, I’m going to do it anyway. I mean it’s a Hocus Pocus Tag!!! I’d have to be bewitched to not do it.

If you’re not following bookprincessreview yet, be sure to check out her blog and give her some love!

Also, this tag was created by Never Not Reading! Check out the original post on the link there.


THE SANDERSON SISTERS – A GREAT TRILOGY

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The Legend Series by Marie Lu. I love this series so much. I still remember being in tears during those last few chapters. Marie Lu is just an awesome writer and I love The Young Elites trilogy too, but this series was what made me fall in love with her books. She’s definitely one of my auto-buy authors.


WINIFRED SANDERSON – A BOOK WITH A TRULY EVIL FEMALE VILLAIN

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Queen Levana is just the worst and probably the only villain I never liked…not even a little bit.


SARAH SANDERSON – A BOOK THAT UNCANNILY ATTRACTS CHILDREN

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Not sure how to answer this one, but I know a lot of kids seem to like Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.


 MARY SANDERSON – A BOOK THAT IS JUST PLAIN SILLY

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Starstruck by S.E. Anderson. This book is just so much fun and had me laughing so much. If you’re interested, you can read my review HERE.


MAX – A BOOK THAT IS TRYING REALLY HARD TO BE COOL, BUT DOESN’T ALWAYS SUCCEED

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Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith. When I saw this book, I thought the title was kind of cool and interesting so maybe the story would be too. BUT the book just did not work for me. I wanted to like it… I really did, but I was just so annoyed by the story and the characters. By far the coolest thing about the book is the title and you’ll know why if you’ve read.


 DANI – A BOOK THAT ISN’T AFRAID TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS

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A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan. I absolutely love this book. It tackles a very sensitive issue, but with realness and humor that left my heart full of hope. You can read my review HERE.


BINX – A BOOK SERIES THAT JUST WON’T DIE

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I love Cassandra Clare and The Mortal Instruments and would buy every book in this universe, but I’m just wondering… when will the series really end…


ICE – A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER THAT’S DUMB AS A ROCK

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I really can’t think of one right now. I mean dislike a lot of characters, but dumb as a rock…. I just don’t know.


THE BLACK FLAME CANDLE – A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WISH YOU COULD RESURRECT

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The Doon Series by Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp. I absolutely love that series and have been missing everyone and Doon so much. BUT…. I just found out yesterday that it’s going to be turned into a TV series!!! It’ll still be a while, but I’m ridiculously excited to see one of my favorite book series on TV.


HEADLESS BILLY BUTCHERSON -A BOOK THAT’S NOT SO BAD AS PEOPLE MAKE IT OUT TO BE

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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. No matter what anyone says about this book or series, I’m always going to love it! This book/series got me back into reading and as cheesy as they are, these books are super fun.


 WINIFRED SANDERSON’S SPELL BOOK – A BOOK WITH A MIND OF ITS OWN

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Vicarious by Paula Stokes. There were so many twists and turn in this book that I never knew what would happen. Just when I thought I had everything figured out… nope I was wrong. I love books that keep you on the edge and this one definitely did not disappoint!


GARRY MARSHALL – A BOOK WITH A CAMEO

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Nikolai Lantsov in Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


TAGGING YOU AND YOU AND YOU!!!

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Hope you enjoyed this post. Leave your comments down below!

Sincerely Karen Jo

Guilty Reader Book Tag

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I always see fun book tags/posts from Confessions of a YA Reader.  Sooo obviously I saw this tag at her blog and she saw it on Thrice Read who saw it on Coffee, Cocktails, and Books.  Now here I am doing this…

The Questions:

1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?

I can honestly say no. I don’t have many friends who love books so it’s kind of difficult to regift a book. I have given/gifted some of my books that I think others will enjoy after I’ve read them. Sometimes I just need to get rid of some books to make room for more so I usually end up giving those to family and friends.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

No I just don’t think I can ever pretend to read a book. I buy books faster than I can read them so I have a huge list of TBR. I know it’ll take me forever to get to them and I probably never but I’m okay with that.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Borrowed from friends yes… Not intentionally of course. Back in high school some friends of mine would pass around books to read. It just so happens that I never had the chance to read and return. I don’t even know where I have those two books because I’ve moved multiple times since then. From home to college dorms to home to apartments to home and back and home again. Back then I wasn’t as crazy about books so I didn’t pay much attention to where I would pack them.

4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

Yes, but only because I didn’t realize it was part of a series. Many YA and NA contemporary can be read as a stand alone. Sometimes I request a book from Netgalley and end up finding out it was the second or 3rd book.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I try not to…but I may have a few times by accident.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Nooo… never now! I love my books. Probably when I was younger.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

Nope. I don’t think so.

8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?

Uhhhhmmmm no.

9. Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Even when I don’t like a book, I try to read every chapter and section. Unless of course I really really dislike it, then I would just DNF.

10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

Who would do this?!?! Of course not. I know there are books I like/love that other people hate, but everyone has their own opinions.

Feel free to participate and comment below with your link so I can read yours! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!  

Sincerely Karen Jo