The Hamilton Book Tag

I saw this tag over on Uncreated Conscience, and seriously!  Books AND Hamilton? How could I resist!?


The Room Where It Happens: Book world you would put yourself in.

The easy answer is Harry Potter, and I would totally be down for that if I accidentally stumbled through a brick wall into Diagon Alley.  But I think really I’d want to live in Narnia where adventures are just around the corner so long as you go further up and further in.

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The Schuyler Sisters: Underrated Female Character

By underrated, can that mean: is never talked about, ever?  Because I LOVE Flora from the Flora Segunda trilogy, and no one knows those books!  Flora is fat, feisty, and horrible at make correct decisions.  She loves and hates her messed up magical family in equal measures, and I’ve just realized that I desperately need to re-read these books!

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My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

My girl Frankie from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks!  She never lets little things like cultural constructs or, you know, laws, stand in the way of her pursuing what she wants – which is to be the best leader of an all-male secret society even though she is actually a girl.

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Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive

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Your Future: Book Tag!

Kat from Life and Other Disasters tagged me in Your Future Book Tag (after I mentioned how fun it looked), and I highly recommend you check out her life as the books have fated:  it’s pretty amazing!

Pick 5 books of your own choosing and then use 1 book to answer 2 of the given questions!

Let’s do this!  I can’t wait to see what the books have in store for me!

My 5 Books

Book Future Tag

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Return of the King
by J.R.R. Tolkien

1. Open book 1 to a random page. Look at the first word on the page. If it’s less than 5 letters, you will go to college. If it’s more than 5 letters, you won’t go to college. (Six of Crows) 

My whole life revolves around school and going back for more degrees.  I don’t know if I want to continue this pattern in a fictional future or break out and try a lack of higher education….here goes.  Okay, my word was “her,” so I guess I’m going to collegeContinue reading

What Are You Reading Wednesday #WAYRW (2)

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What Are You Reading Wednesdays #WAYRW is a weekly feature started on It’s A Reading Thing. Everyone is welcome to participate. You can answer the questions in the comments section of the weekly #WAYRW post or link back to your #WAYRW post on your blog via the link up. You can grab the image above or create your own, just please make sure you link back to IART as the host for this meme.

How to participate:
Grab the book you are currently reading and answer three questions:
1. What’s the name of your current read?
2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.
3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

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1. What’s the name of your current read?

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences.

“I AM covered in the ‘What superpower would you wish for?’ area.  I’ve been asked that question a million times, because, you know, the nerd thing.  I would want to be able to speak all languages.  I don’t even know ONE other language outside of key menu items like ‘tamale’ and ‘fondue,’ but whenever I hear a tourist who can’t speak English struggling to get directions, I dream of being able to step in, no matter what the language, but especially German because it’s emphatic, and fix the problem.”

This was MY answer every time Ketan asked me the superpower question, and he always responded, “Ugh, Miss Trish, that’s boring.”  “But practical,” I would say snootily.

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

A world where Felicia Day exists?  Of course!  Her specific childhood….not so much.

The Reader Problems Book Tag

My Tiny Obsessions did The Reader Problems Book Tag and said anyone could consider themselves tagged, so….consider myself tagged!

1. YOU HAVE 20,000 BOOKS ON YOUR TBR. HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO READ NEXT?

It depends.  I usually vacillate between fiction and non-fiction, and if I get stuck in one genre for too long, I usually switch to something else.  HOWEVER, it doesn’t matter how long my TBR pile is, if a new book I’ve been waiting for comes out, that immediately takes precedence (even if I’m in the middle of another book).

2. YOU’RE HALFWAY THROUGH A BOOK AND YOU’RE JUST NOT LOVING IT. DO YOU QUIT OR ARE YOU COMMITTED?

I used to be really bad at just letting books go.  It’s the perfectionist in me.  So I had to actually make a conscious effort to talk myself through the decision: “Tricia, you don’t like this book.  You can put it down.  Read something you enjoy!  No one is testing you on this!!”  Anyway, I’ve gotten better at quitting, but it is still a mental struggle.

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F•R•I•E•N•D•S Book Tag

Q.U.E.S.T.I.O.N.S

1. Monica- The one with your favorite perfectionist.

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs is, I think, the most perfectionistic person on the planet, which is why he was horrible to work for but managed to create some of the world’s most innovative and beautiful technology.   Continue reading