Pokemon Go Book Tag!

No one tagged me, but I saw Kayly's post (over at her blog My Open Sketchbook, which you should totally go check out) and wanted to do this one. So, a big thanks to Read at Midnight for creating this tag and all the graphics!

What started it all for me was reading C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia series before bed with my mom. If we ever have kids, that's definitely a series I will read to them. 

Game of Thrones. I tried to read the series after the first season of the show, but just couldn't do it. I still love the show, but can't seem to bring myself to read the books. 

The Selection series by Kiera Cass really relies on that YA trope of "average yet actually beautiful girl must chose between two amazing handsome guys," but I still enjoy the series. Or at least what I've read of it so far.

I will never read any of The Lord of the Rings. They are just too much for me, and I'm not afraid to admit it. 

My go to classic is Jane Eyre even if as I got older the story started to bother the feminist in me.  However, in the past few years I have made it a personal mission to read all of the Oz Books by L. Frank Baum.

Yeah, do not read Emily Carroll's graphic novel Through The Woods before bed. O.o But any other time of day, yes, you should totally read this book.

Diana Bishop + Matthew Clairemont 4eva! (From Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy

Any of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Actually, I'd say almost any book by Charlaine Harris.

I will read anything and every thing set in the world of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate. And luckily for me, there are a total of three series in this world! :D

I'm going to be honest and let you know that before this challenge I did not have an answer for this one. I did some digging on GoodReads, however, to find a debut novel coming out this year that I would read and this is what I came up with: The Nest (kinda appropriate, heh) by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney.

As I mentioned before in this post, I love the worlds Gail Carriger creates, so I'll pretty much read anything she writes.

Honestly, I feel like all of Sarah J. Maas' current series are overhyped, but I'm still looking forward to each book that comes out in them!

Hey, Jasper Fforde, are we ever going to get 7 Things To Do Before You Die in Talgarth, the second book in the Shades of Grey series? 

I don't know if this answers this question correctly, but there are two books that I've read that stand out as books I didn't expect much from and they became two of my favorite books that I recommend everyone read. When I say I didn't expect much, I mean that I figured they'd be well written and a good read, I just didn't expect to love them as much as I do. I'm sure they had high praise before I read them, but I don't pay attention to those lists or things like that, I just read the blurbs and if I like it I read the book. Or, in the case of both of these books, they are picked for me to read from my book club.

The first is The Bees by Laline Paull and the other one is The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey. If you haven't read either of these, you are really missing out.

Bringing it back, full circle, with this one because I would love to own a collector's edition of The Chronicles of Narnia. I have a box set of the series, but I'd love something "fancier".

Ok! So, I tag...anyone who wants to do this! Heh. I really enjoyed it.

Pokemon Go!

Yes, I am playing Pokemon Go! I'm mildly obsessed with it, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I went on the hunt for some cool Pokemon Go gear and Etsy came through for me. Check out my finds:

  1. I am on Team Instinct! So of course, I gotta get some team swag!
  2. I love this tank and want it. Like super bad.
  3. Gotta have my Team Instinct Pokemon hat!
  4. These Pokemon Go cookie cutters are pretty awesome.
  5. I think these wood team pins are just beautiful.
  6. Pokeball phone case? Don't mind if I do!
  7. If you play Pokemon Go, then you know it is a battery drainer. So having a portable charger isn't a bad move. (ModCloth)
  8. And of course, who doesn't need a Pokemon Go Map Pin?