Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag!

Greetings readers!

I was tagged by Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread tag! I saw this tag floating around the blogosphere a while ago and I’m so glad I finally get to take part in it! So, thank you Mandy for tagging me!! If you haven’t followed Mandy yet, do yourself a favour and do it!

THE RULES

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six).

ROUND 1

 

Burn: The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater. Sorry guys…but I have higher priorities. And although I liked this book, I can live without it!

Rewrite: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Despite how much I loved this book, it could use a little more development in the curse aspect in my opinion. Oh and more Despina and Jalal!

Reread: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. No brainer here.

ROUND 2

 

Burn: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. I liked this book, I still need to read the third book but I found the main character quite whiny and she did not think things through!

Rewrite: REPLICA by Lauren Oliver. This had such a great concept! Especially with the whole flip book thing, but it just wasn’t thrilling or action-y enough! MORE ACTION PLEASE! But keep that Narnia reference!

Reread: Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes. This is the book where I fell in love with Magnus Damora…so yeah…..

ROUND 3

*such a hard round!*

 

*CRIES*

Burn: Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I do love this series but this is being imaginary burned as a sacrifice for my love for the other books!

Rewrite: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater. If it were up to me I would add a little more on Puck’s family and some more kissy scenes with Sean!

Reread: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (my Queen) I ACTUALLY WILL BE REREADING THIS SO LOOK AT THAT!

ROUND 4

 

Burn: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson. I really liked this series because it had some Spanish fire…but it just did not live up to the epicness I was hoping it would.

Rewrite: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I LOVE this book,  but it comes with its drawbacks. It gets a little boring sometimes so I would add in a little more drama!

Reread: Winter by Marissa Meyer (my Queen) One of the best books I have ever read! EVER. Also, Thorne.

ROUND 5

 

Burn: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. This book can burn in real life and I wouldn’t care. LET IT BURN. LET IT CRUMPLE. LET IT BE WASHED OFF THE FACE OF THIS EARTH!

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Rewrite: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I liked this but I didn’t love it. Maybe I would just make it a little more juicy. I read this ages ago so I don’t remember much!

Reread: The Star-Touched Queen  by Roshani Chokshi. So beautiful, I was rereading my favourite parts the other day! Utter perfection.


I tag…

Forever and Everly

Read with Katie

Journey Into Books

*No need to do this, if you have already done this!*

Happy re-reading (burning and rewriting)!

~ Rendz

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The Ultimate Vacation Book Tag

Greetings readers!

Thank you to the lovely Angelica @ TheBookCoverGirls for tagging me in this super fun post! She has an amazing blog which I totally think you should check out! I love going on vacation (because I rarely do so it is always a gift!) I always take a book with me, though I usually don’t get through it because I’m to busy being touristy! Still, I always need to plan a read so this tag was super helpful!


Rules

  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 5 friends
  • Link back to brookiecowles.com (the creator of the tag) in your post

Questions!

It’s the dead of winter and you are escaping to a tropical location. Hours in the sun with a book are on your “to-do” list. What book do you bring with you?

What book is not on my to-do list is the question.

Ummm…I would bring Heartless by Marissa Meyer (my Queen) with me. I read the ARC ages ago but I want to get into my finished copy and see the differences!

Also, I loved the story from just reading the ARC and I would not mind reading it again!

Otherwise, if I must bring a book I haven’t read, it would be Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh because I finally have it and I want to read it so badly!

You see the first signs of spring and your heart beats faster with the thought of warmer days. You are escaping for a nice cruise to herald in the warm weather. What book do you bring to accompany you on the decks of the ship?

Hmmmm a ship read. Definitely want to bring something pirate-y!

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. I have heard only amazing things about this book. (Mostly from the Book Princess Mandy who had a whole pirate phase earlier this year 😉 ) I really want to read this book it sounds so adventurous and swoony.

A perfect deck read!

Summer has arrived! You spend your weekends camping in the mountains. Fresh air, trees, animals, and campfires keep you company on your outing. What book do you bring to read next to the sound of the flowing creek?

Summer is when I read contemporary, but the whole nature/woodlands setting is giving me major fantasy feels!

The Wondla Trilogy by Tony Deliwitzki
This is a middle grade fantasy, that I haven’t read, but my favourite BookTuber, Regan from PeruseProject read it and loved it. I read a lot of what she reads so I’ll take her word for it and try it out!

Fall is approaching. Nothing makes your happier than crunchy leaves turning red and orange and purple. You bring a book to the local park to read on a bench under the whispering trees. What book do you read?

Fall is my dystopia/sci-Fi season. Perhaps it is because everything dies and or is decaying during that time, but I am just in the mind set that I need to read something action-y, science-y and fun!

I would probably read the Legend series by Marie Lu

Despite the amount of heartbreak it would cause me, I am totally down to read this again! ALSO MARIE LU’S NEW NOVEL WARCROSS COMES OUT IN THE FALL, WHICH IS SCI-FI AND ACTION-Y AND I AM SURE ALL THINGS WONDERFUL!!

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Christmas is in the air. Lights, and carolers, and shopping. You want to curl up next to the fireplace with a good book that reminds you of comfort. What do you curl up with?

Oooo a comforting book…Hmmmmm

Probably The Chronicles of Narnia! I need to read at least one of the books each year! I prefer to read all seven, all at once but a girl only has so much time. *sigh*

Anyways, Narnia is my perfect comfort read! It has all the action, adventure yet cute moments that make me reminisce about my childhood. PLUS  I’m always in the mood to watch the movies so why not have a book/movie marathon!

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Winter lasts sooooo long. You need something to remind you that the sun will come out again. What book to you read to take you away on the vacation you wish you were going on?

Alright, so summer vacation = contemporary and because I have failed to list one in the past prompts I shall list one now!

Geekerella by Ashley Poshton or When Dimple Met Rishi by  Sandhya Menon

I know that these are both super cute and adorable reads and I really want to read them! They might not take place in a “summer-y” vacation setting, but the feels they would both give me is vacation enough!

I Tag…

Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews

Bella @ Bella Blogs Because Books

May @ Forever and Everly

Tiana @ The Book Raven

Nadwa @ Painfully Fictional

*You can totally skip this if you have done it before!*


Alright that was fun! I hope you all enjoyed! Do certain seasons correspond to certain genres to you? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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Sunshine Blogger Award Pt 3

Greetings readers!

It has been a while since I have done an award post and I was browsing my to-do list for tags/awards I found this lovely award that I have done previously, but I am so honoured to be nominated again!

I was nominated by Liza @ Dusk Angel Reads and Melting Pots and Other Calamities for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you both so much. I know you nominated me a realllyyy long time ago but better late then never, right?! Anyways, if you all don’t follow these lovely bloggers you most definitely should. They both have such great discussion posts and they write incredible reviews about incredible books. So yeah give them a follow!

Rules!

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Two bloggers both, each with 11 amazing questions so I’ll keep my answers short!

Liza’s Questions

1. What fictional character would you choose to spend the day with in their world?

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Lucy in Narnia. Hello! Dream come true. I would stay there forever!

2. Pick one book that you would choose to completely forget? Whether it be to read it again for the first time or because you disliked it.

I would love to forget An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night because I love those books and I want to get my socks knocked off again!

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3. What food would you like to try from a fictional world? e.g. Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans

I want to share a piece of the cake the Rampion crew had before Cinder’s coronation! I believe it was lemon flavoured!

4. What colour book spines do you have the most of?

Black.

5. What is your favourite book cover out of the books you own? Make sure you say which edition it is or add a photo as most books have multiple covers

Tough Question…

Anne of Green Gables (Puffin in Bloom Edition)

It is so adorable and I think it captures the quirky, funny character that is Anne!

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6. What’s one item/device you wish you could own from any fictional world?

Cinder’s brain computer thingy. It would make my life sooooo much easier! (And cooler)

7. Pretty sure I’ve used this question before, but what power/ability do you wish you could have?

Elemental. Controlling all the elements would be awesome!!

8. What is your favourite genre to read, even if you don’t read it the most?

Fantasy. Fantasy. Fantasy.
I love it so much that I barely read outside of it! I need to expand my genres!

9. Do you listen to audiobooks? Or want to?

No. I tried it one time and it was just not for me!

10. Where is your favourite place to read?

On a couch with a comfy blanket and pillows for me to snuggle with!

11. Are your book shelves full or have you still got room for more?

The shelf in my room is full and at risk of collapsing. The ones in my study downstairs still have some room left! So obviously I can keep buying books regularly. Got to use up that space right?

Kate’s Questions

1 What is your favourite colour combinations? Least favourite?

Green and violet make magic together!

Orange and blue….just does not work for me.

2 Do you have a “to be watched” list? If so, what movie/TV show/anime has been on it the longest?

I do. As of today, Gilmore Girls has been on there for a while. I started it, but I never finished it and my sisters say I will never finish it but I want to prove them wrong. Still…I won’t be finishing it for a while!

3 Do you prefer coffee or tea, or both? 

Neither! Though I prefer coffee over tea! Hot Chocolate is the only hot drink I’ll take!

4 What is your favourite genre? Your least favourite? 

Favourite is fantasy! Least favourite is paranormal/supernatural…though I have some guilty pleasure reads under those genres!

5 What book/movie/TV show/anime/Webtoon had a 180 twist? Did you like it?

Raging Star (Dust Lands #3)  by Moira Young
The twist had my head aching for days! Did I like it?…yes. Did it go well for the characters?…..When do plot twists ever go well for the characters?

6 Do you have favorite characters who happen to be villains/antagonists?

The Darkling. Come to me my love, *bats eyes*

7 Do you prefer humorous quotes, or inspirational quotes? Can you give an example? 

I love funny quotes, but inspirational quotes are words to live by!

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”

~ Marie Lu, Legend

8 Are there any hyped books/movies/TV shows/anime/Webtoons that lived up to the hype? 

The Hunger Games, Caraval, Six of Crows, An Ember in the Ashes (but this needs more hype), THE LUNAR CHRONICLES!!!!

9 What is an underrated book/movie/TV show/anime/Webtoon that everyone deserves to know about?

The Penderwicks  by Jeanne Birdsall is a middle grade series, but I promise you it will squish your hearts and you will feel all happy and summer-y!

The Stoker & Holmes series by Colleen Gleason is really good. It involves a steam-punk Victorian era and mystery! And maybe some vampires….maybe.

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10 Have you binged any books/TV shows/anime/Webtoons recently?

I binged The Winner’s Trilogy last summer (best decision ever) and I have plans to binge the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas this summer alongside my Lunar Chronicles re-read!

11 (Shameless advertising time!) Please check my post My Latest Binge Worthy Comics. Do any of these look interesting to you?

Ummm yes….these look amazing! Rise from Ashes and My Dear Cold-Blooded King look epic, I must find a way to get my hands on them!

Tag Time?:

I am very lazy at the moment and I also do not feel like coming up with 11 questions so I won’t be tagging anyone at this time!
I’m sorry my loves, in my next award post I will definitely tag some of you!
I promise!

Alright I am finished! Thank you again Liza and Kate for tagging me I really appreciate the both of you. And don’t forget readers to follow their blogs for more bookish posts!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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#ARCstravaganza : Scion of the Fox

Greetings readers!

So I realized that I totally forgot to join in on this tag last Monday and since I was on holiday, I was everywhere but here! BUT I remembered today and decided to partake despite having to write this really fast!

Mandy I’m borrowing your description of the meme because it was there and I needed it…..😁

#ARCstravaganza is hosted by the wonderful ladies of YA and Wine – Krysti and Sarah – where each week, we showcase one of the best perks of being a book blogger – those glorious ARCs – on our blogs, Instagrams, or both! And when you participate? You’ll be entered to win a YA ARC each month! How cool is that? Find out more about it here!

So this week I shall be showing off a lovely eARC that I requested off of NetGalley!

Presenting…

Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko!

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As the winter ice begins to thaw, the fury of a demon builds — all because one girl couldn’t stay dead . . .

Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student — dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) — but she’s uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the grasp of Death itself by a powerful fox spirit named Sil, Roan must harness mysterious ancient power . . . and quickly. A snake-monster called Zabor lies in wait in the bed of the frozen Assiniboine River, hungry for the sacrifice of spirit-blood in exchange for keeping the flood waters at bay. Thrust onto an ancient battlefield, Roan soon realizes that to maintain the balance of the world, she will have to sacrifice more than her life in order to take her place as Scion of the Fox.

American Gods meets Princess Mononoke in this powerful first installment of a trilogy sure to capture readers’ imaginations everywhere.

This book sounds absolutely fantastic! Let me tell you something though, I was really attracted to it because it has something to do with foxes? They are literally my favourite animal and I know next to nothing about foxes other than that they are orange.

After all, what does the fox say?

I’m sorry, that was awful but I had to!

It’s compared to American Gods and Princess Mononoke, neither of which I have read or watched but I hear they are utterly amazing and mind-blowing so I feel like I am really going to like this one!

So yeah, this synoposis has me hooked, I mean magic, family secrets, ancient powers, snake-monsters and foxes! Give me a Y. E. S.

PLUS A CANADIAN AUTHOR WHICH BRINGS OUT PATRIOTIC RENDZ BECAUSE CANADA IS CELEBRATING ITS 150TH BIRTHDAY SO WHY NOT READ CANADIAN YA!!

This book does not come out until October 17th! I am planning on reading it in June perhaps July, if things do not go according to plan but I am super excited for it!

When will I ever say no to fantasy…or foxes? NEVER!

What exciting reads are you waiting to pick up?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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Ouran Host Club Book Tag

Greetings readers!

I was tagged by the lovely Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews to do the Ouran Host Club Book Tag created by the lovely Icebreaker694! I have never watched this anime or read the Manga, I am not a big anime watcher actually! But back in the day, little Rendz had her fair share of anime shows. (I’m looking at you Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, DN Angel…if those count, I’m never sure!) Anyways, this tag looks really fun so thank you Mandy for tagging me and Icebreaker for creating it!

THE RULES

  1. Thank the person who tagged you!
  2. ALWAYS PINGBACK TO CREATOR (icebreaker694 ) she wants to see your post.
  3. Answer all the questions below! (You don’t have to watch the show to answer them.)
  4. Tag 8+ bloggers!

THEME SONG – A MISLEADING CHARACTER

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Tella Dragna from Caraval by Stephanie Garber for reasons….

HARUHI – A CHARACTER EVERY OTHER CHARACTER LOVES

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Gupta from The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
You cannot help but love this guy, he is so funny, adorable and smart!

TAMAKI A CHARACTER WHO STARTED A MOVEMENT

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*Stealing Mandy’s answer because it is the best answer*

Cinder! Cinder! Cinder! She is a fierce, passionate and inclusive leader. She knew that she had little chances of beating Levana, but she did it anyways! Love her.

KYOYA – A CHARACTER WITH PARENTAL ISSUES

Day 28 of #bookishfools is From Zero to Hero *I now have the song stuck in my head*  I definitely think that Kestrel and Arin went from zeros to heroes!  Despite coming from a position in society, Kestrel didn't have much power to make change until she started fighting for something. I honestly loved her character!  Arin was literally no one until he decided to start leading his people to freedom! He most most definitely deserves zero to hero status!  Who are your favourite zero to heroes?  #bookblog #bookaddict #bookworm #thewinnercurse #thewinnerscrime #thewinnerskiss #marierutkoski #youngadultbooks #ya #reader #books #arinxkestrel #kestreltrajan #zerotohero

Kestrel and her dad from The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
General Trajan does not have a close relationship with his daughter. He will never truly see Kestrel for who she is and how powerful she can be. It will always be marriage or military for him.

KAORU & HIKARU – BROTHERLY LOVE

Tomorrow is the day everyone! I will *hopefully* be meeting @therealsjmaas on her last stop for her ACOWAR tour!  Am I nervous? Yes.  Will I make a fool of myself? Probably.  Will I be happy? Yup! Fangirling about Chaol and Sorscha is one of my joys in life!  I really hope I get a wrist band tomorrow for the signing! Wish me luck!  #reader #throneofglass #crownofmidnight #heiroffire #sarajmaas #acotour #bookworm #bookblog #bookaddict #bookstagram #chaolwestfall #fangirl #books

Chaol Westfall and Dorian Havilliard  from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

My ultimate brOTP. I love them together. I love that they love each other and would fight for one another regardless of the situation. My love for them is limitless and I want more of them!!

MORI – A CHARACTER WHO IS SCARY ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT A BUNDLE OF FLUFF ON THE INSIDE

Day 10 of #newyearnewbookstagram is Fictional Crush  I have many book boyfriends. And as I read more books the list grows longer!  Book boyfriend featured today is Magnus Damora! My brooding Prince! Whom I love and am worrying about because his fate in this series is literally killing me. I feel so trapped and don't know what to do with myself, until the next book comes out!  Why I like Magnus: I am a sucker for bad boys and he is definitely one, in a way. He has an adorable soft side, where he keeps his love for art and I love it when that side of him shows! I gush, I literally gush. He's also very passionate *swoon* and has a way with words *double swoon*  Honorary book crush/boyfriend mentions: Elias Veturius 💛 Chaol Westfall 💛 Carswell Thorne 💛 Khalid Al-Rashid 💛 Dorian Havilliard 💛 Felix Gaebras💛 Arin 💛... Who is your favourite Book crush? You can definitely have more that one 😉  #readingwithrendz #bookstagram #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookblogger #crystalstorm #morganrhodes #magnusdamora #chaolwestfall #eliasveturius #khalidalrashid #felixgaebras #Arin #dorianhavilliard

Magnus Damora from The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

He can be real mean, but he is an adorable little puppy on the inside. He may be cold and distant but he is really just a sweetheart!

HONEY – A CHARACTER WHO LOVES TO EAT.

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*Again stealing Mandy’s answer because it is the best*

Nina Zenik! She loves to eat, she has no shame. I love to eat, I have no shame! Honestly every time she was craving food or thinking about food I found myself smiling and getting more and more hungry. Waffles anyone?

RENGE – A TAG ALONG CHARACTER

Day 10 of #febbooksarelit is Missed Connections (Characters You Wish were together)  Attia and Keiro  From the Incarceron series by Catherine Fisher This isn't so much a fallen ship, but a ship I wished had sailed!  These two characters were always at odds. They were secondary and not as important and the MCs Claudia and Finn. But I thought they could have had great chemistry.  You know the good old enemies to lovers trope, that I fall for over and over again. Yeah, I was wishing for that!  But no, it was not meant to be. I even considered writing a fan fic for them but I never put pen to paper. Only thoughts and wishes!  I really want to reread this series, it was really good and I love the world in this book!  What two characters do you wish were together?  #bookstagram #read #ya #youngadultbooks #bookblogger #readingwithrendz #incarceron #sapphique  #catherinefisher #reader #otps

Attia from the Incarceron duology by Catherine Fisher

I honestly loved her character. I loved how bitter she was to everyone except Finn. She added more bravery and intelligence to Finn’s gang. (Also I secretly shipped her with Keiro)

NEKOZAWA – A CHARACTER WHO LIKES THE DARK SIDE

Day 26 of #bookishfools is Book Swag!  I don't own a lot of book swag but I was lucky enough to win these beautiful character cards from one of my favourite series ever!  An Ember in the Ashes by @sabaatahir  Character cards by @fictograph (She is so freaking talented! I wish I could draw like her)  Top: The Commandant  Middle: Elias and Helene duelling  Bottom: Laia and Izzy the night of the Moon Festival!  They are so gorgeous I will cherish them to the end of my days!  Do you have any book swag hanging about?  #anemberintheashes #atorchagainstthenight #sabaatahir #fictograph #bookswag #charactercards #reader #youngadultbooks #ya #bookblog #bookworm #bookaddict #emberlingsalwaysvictorious #emberlings

Keenan from A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Again reasons….

I Tag:

*If you’ve already been tagged or you’re not interested, don’t sweat it!*

Maya Hearts Books

Too Much of a Booknerd

Books Coffee and Passion

The Book Cover Girls


Alright, that was fun! Thank you again for tagging me Mandy! I hope you all enjoyed this. Until next time,

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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Desert Island Book Tag!

Greetings readers!

Alas, this is the second time I write this post! I had already had this done two weeks ago. It was ready to go and scheduled to be published, but I learned a very valuable lesson. Do not, I repeat do not, read over a post in the middle of the night, when your phone/device is about to die. Do not delete any letter or character when you know said device is being slow and wonky. Do not, under any circumstance press the backspace button after pressing “Update” because you cannot undo that action! If you do (and I’m speaking from experience) your polished post will be lost forever, or at least I was not able to retrieve mine!

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ANYWAYS! I was tagged by the lovely Mandy, over at Book Princess Reviews to do the Desert Island Book Tag. I’m sure you have all heard of her highness Mandy, but if you haven’t you totally should! She’s kind, awesome and writes such fun posts!

The Rules!

  • Link back to my (BookBum’s) original post, so I can see all your answers! (Remember to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my url)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show some love!
  • Come up with your answers
  • Then tag others to keep the tag going!
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credits to Zuky the creator!

Being stuck on a desert island would be a nightmare for me. I do enjoy camping, but I am not very experienced in the outdoors. I mean, I could “maybe” survive but that would mean forcing myself to eat fish! Which is a big NO. I hate seafood! I would dread the whole desert island experience, but I’m still very excited to do this tag!

PREMISE OF DESERT ISLAND DISCS…

You are cast away onto a remote island:

  • You can bring 5 albums, what are they?
  • You can bring ONE book (not including The Bible (or other appropriate religious texts) or The Complete Works of Shakespeare, as they are already provided and NO SERIES), what ONE book is it?
  • You can have one luxury item (it has to be inanimate and can’t help you escape the island), what is it?

Rendz on her dreaded island adventure!

5 Albums!

The Chronicles of Narnia

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Original soundtrack & score) ~ Harry Gregson-Williams.

I would not be the epic Narnia fan I am today without this music. This music is the theme song of my life. I have listened to it so much, I know the order of the songs by heart. The music is magical, just like the movie. I can relive all my favourite scenes and sometimes recite dialogue! I love it that much!

Fave song: The Wardrobe & The Battle

 

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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Prince Caspian (Original soundtrack & score) ~ Harry Gregson-Williams

No-brainer here! This music is definitely more intense than the first soundtrack. It gets me pumped and my adrenaline going.  I also get to relive the movie with this music. It would get me in the mood to go hunting and stuff for food when I’m trapped on my island!

Fave song: Raid on the Castle

 

 

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Christmas ~ Michael Bublé

It can be any time of the year and I will sing these songs at the top of my lungs. It can be the hottest day in the middle of the summer when we are months away from winter and the holiday season, it can sweltering, but if a single song from this soundtrack plays, you will find me cuddled under a cozy blanket with hot chocolate. I love and will always love it that much!

Fave song: Blue Christmas

 

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The Prince of Egypt (Original Soundtrack & Score) ~ Hans Zimmer

If you lived in my house, you would hear this soundtrack regularly. No, not from YouTube. Instead you would have the pleasure of hearing the main vocals, back-up vocals, background sounds and occasional dialogue all from the (not-so-great) musical stylings of Rendz! I apologize to your ears in advance! Then again no one on the desert island would be there to hear me!

Fave Song: Following Tzipporah/ All I Ever Wanted

 

The Cheetah Girls 2

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The Cheetah Girls 2 (original soundtrack) ~ various artists

This is a classic throwback for me. I loved The Cheetah Girls growing up. I thought they were fabulous and funny. The Cheetah Girls 2 will always be my favourite, as it started my fascination for Spain and brought up my desire to get there some day and well, you know strut! This music gets me in a dancing mood, and no one would be able to witness those catastrophic moves on a secluded island!

Fave song: Strut

One Book

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I’m going to steal Mandy’s answer and say Winter by Marissa Meyer. I know you are all shocked I didn’t say Narnia. Well I’m pretty content with my Narnia music from the albums so let’s bring in some variety. I loved Winter. It was one of the best series finales ever. It had great action, heartbreak, fantastic heroines, great friendships and cute moments that made me ooze with feels. And it also had Thorne, so yeah. I’ll need my daily fix of him!

 

One Luxury Item

A mirror.

No, I’m not vain.

I won’t particularly care what I look like on this desert island. So why a mirror? Like many things, a mirror has more than one purpose. After some good thought I concluded that a mirror would be one of the most useful things I could have.
1. I could start a fire. (I don’t know about you, but I think I would have better luck with a mirror and the sun than with sticks & stones!)
2. I could break it and use the shards as knives. (I might need to cut stuff up!)
3. I could talk to myself (Will that keep me more sane?)
4. I could create signals by reflecting light! (I have no clue if that will even work)

Yeah, a mirror.

I Tag:

Oh gosh! So I kind of forgot who I tagged the first time I wrote this! So I’ll just make up a new list! If you have already done this, don’t sweat skipping over this!

LilbooKLovers

Too Much of A Book Nerd

Book Snacks

Kyera’s Library


Alright all done, for the second time now. Although I don’t think this post has the same charm as the original one I wrote, I hope you all enjoyed this. As for my island adventure, I may not enjoy living on that island, but I would definitely enjoy listening to music and dancing around like a fool. I would enjoy my book and never get tired of it! And I’d be running around talking to myself in my mirror!

I might still go crazy,  but that’s okay! How do you think I would fair with my selected belongings?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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The Sims Book Tag

Greetings readers!

I was tagged by Ava @ Reads, Rhythms & Ruminations to do the Sims Tag! Confession: I have never actually played Sims before and it took me a while to figure out what it was even about! Virtual games just are not really my thing! Anyways thank you for the tag Ava, I hope you all enjoy!

The Original Sims – the best author debut

From 2017, I’d say Caraval by Stephanie Garber. This book blew up and with good reason I think!

Honourable mentions, The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (2016)  [Review] and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (2015)

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The Grim Reaper – saddest character death

*Spoiler…maybe?*

Humberto, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I’m still not over it!

Sims Getting Stuck – a character that just got in the way

Memphis, Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney.  Full review here.

Simlish – a book with amazing writing

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi! It’s so beautiful! Pretty much from the first line, I was stunned as to how amazing Roshani is as a writer!

Expansion Packs – a series where the books keep on getting better

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Honestly, I love all the books, but as they go forth in the series they get more action packed, suspenseful and adventurous!

Sim Romance – the worse case of insta-love

Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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They literally start making out two seconds after they meet.

Cheats – a book that was entirely unrealistic

Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1)

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Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier. The MC can travel and pass into peoples dreams through doors. Totally unrealistic, but it does make for a great story!

Needs Fulfillment – a character who made all the wrong decisions

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Jonas Agallon from The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes, honestly he made some bad choices in the first five books. A lot of people died for his cause, but I am slowly forgiving him. Perhaps he will redeem himself fully in the final book!

Error Code 12 – a series that started off great but went downhill from there

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have a love-hate relationship with this series. I get so engrossed with the action and magic of the story, but lose it as soon as Rowan and Aelin come together, smut-it all up and ruin everything. 🤢

The Sims Vortex – a book/series that completely engrossed you

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

Just ensnared me completely this past summer. Completely. I never felt so wrong about judging a book by it’s cover after reading these books. I loved them!

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I Tag:

RedHeadedBookLoverBlog
MyBookishBabblings
ReadbyChris

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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Candy Book Tag

Greetings readers!

A while back, the lovely Kate @ MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities tagged me in the Candy Book Tag! Thank you so much for the tag! As for the rest of you I hope enjoy my answers!

Fun fact: I am not the biggest candy fan out there. Lollipops, hard candy, licorice, and all that other stuff you get on Halloween is not really my thing.  I prefer chocolate over all of these! A candy…but not really like those other candies.

On to the tag!

Apples – Ah. Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it really isn’t your thing.

The Prince

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I don’t know if The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli has one any awards, but I wouldn’t give it one since it was that boring.

Milk Chocolate – This is a book you’d recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.

I don’t know if I can recommend one book to everyone because we all have different tastes. But…

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a great book if you want your life to be destroyed.

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Black Jellybeans – Why do these exist??

*First of all….who would even want to eat candy that is black and smells gross.*

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hilter

Seriously who would want to read this.

Chocolate Kisses – Awww this novel had the best romance.

Gosh I can’t choose!

I will say The Lunar Chronicles as one whole.

4 coming on 5 amazing ships. With such adorable moments that I literally melt.

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Gummy Spiders – Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.

I don’t read a lot of horror, so I’ve never felt this on a personal level. I’m too much of a scardy-cat.

Jumbo Lollipop – This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas.

Not because it was long or boring, but because I realized that audiobooks were not for me and the time at which I was reading it was also super busy! Read my review here.

Cotton Candy – Admit it, you loved this when you were younger (you probably still do). Think children’s or MG fiction.

I have no shame to admit this, but I didn’t read when I was younger so if you think I was going to put Narnia…you are only half right!

Answer #1: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (This will stay with me now, forever and always)

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Answer #2: The Fudge series by Judy Blume or The Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park or The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Four series that really made my childhood magical, despite my disdain for reading.

I Tag…

*If you have already done this, don’t worry about doing it again!*

Maya @ Maya Hearts Books

Bella @ Bella Blogs Because Books

Jackie @ Too much of a Book Nerd

Thank you again to Kate for tagging me! In other news I have some exciting reviews coming your way in a few days! I hope you all come back to visit me by then!

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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One Lovely Blogger Award

Greetings readers!

AGES UPON AGES AGO…I was nominated for the One Lovely Blogger Award by two amazing bloggers! Well at least I think there were only two…I have a feeling someone else may have nominated me for this award too and I forgot to jot down their name….or it could be my ego wanting to be flattered more! 🙃

If you did tag me and for some reason I didn’t get the pingback or I missed your name…I’m so sorry! I still really appreciate you…whoever you are! 🙃🙃

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees

HUGE THANKS GO OUT TO ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BLOGGERS AND BEST BLOGGER FRIENDS (BBF) Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews. Mandy has such an amazing blog, with amazing reviews, funny tags and other bookishly fantastic posts you should all go explore! ALSO A HUGE THANKS TO Bella @ Bella Blogs Because Books! Bella also has such an amazing blog, I love her reviews and you must all go check her out!!

7 THINGS ABOUT RENDZ…

1.) I started this blog in August of 2016 and honestly did not think I would make it past September. I tend to start things that I know I will not finish BUT working with books. Reading them. Writing about them. TALKING about them with other people is the best thing that I have ever done. I love it, so why stop?

2.) None of my close friends or family know about this blog. I have only told my two older sisters and one friend (who never asked me about it afterwards…so I guess she was not that interested). I don’t really think it would interest them if I talked about it! Plus…my parents would freak about my safety over the internet! Which I do sometimes because this world is honestly crazy.

3.) I don’t book shop online too much because I try to keep my book purchases to a minimum in the eyes of my parents. Having the book arrive at my door or my parents catching the bill would equal ☠☠☠ Meaning, I miss out on a lot of good deals and pre-order stuff never happens here! *cries*

4.) You should all know by now that I am terrible at keeping up with my TBR. I set the bar so high and I miss it every month! It gets so frustrating, but I’m getting better in at squeezing in some more time! (In other words I’m losing sleep!)

5.) My bookshelf has no real system of organization and it bothers me, but I’m too lazy to change it. I have my Marissa Meyer/Narnia shelf at the top and the rest of it is just a mess!

6.) I watch a lot of BookTube! My favourite is Regan from PeruseProject! We are literally best friends…she just does not know it. *not to sound creepy* I mean we like all the same books and I get all my recommendations from her! 🙃

7.) I am dedicating July as my re-read month! More news to come about this event in the coming weeks or so…😉

I Tag…

I feel like everyone has already been nominated for this! I mean you are all such amazing and lovely bloggers! I tag you all! Please do it on my behalf if you have not been nominated yet! Consider yourself a nominee as of now, by me!


Hope you enjoyed these 7 odd facts about me…that are not all that interesting but fun to share!

~ Rendz

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School Subjects Tag

Greetings readers!

I was tagged to do the School Subjects Tag by Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews. She has an amazing post herself, which you should definitely go check out. School may not be the most fun thing, but this tag was surely fun to do!

Math- A book that left your head spinning in circles

The Eternity Key by Bree Despain

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It was a crazy cliff-hanger. I remember squinting at the final page because I was so unprepared for that ending. I have yet to read the last instalment, but I really enjoyed this Greek myth inspired series!

English – A book you think has beautiful written expression

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater

The Scorpio Races

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It’s just something about this book that makes me feel so magical. It’s as if I can actually feel the wind and smell the sea water all around me. It is honestly a beautiful book.

Physics – Your favourite scientifically minded character from a book or film

Charlotte Holmes from A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

She is super-crazy smart and she has her own private lab to carry out all her own experiments! She definitely has the mind of a scientist and detective!

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)

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Chemistry – Your favourite literary couple?

No way can I just pick one! The following couples are all so adorable I just gush thinking about them! *gush…so cheesy I know*

  1. Cress and Thorne
  2. Kaz and Inej
  3. Arin and Kestrel
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Biology – Your favourite book/series/film character

I don’t have just one! There are so many!

  1. Lucy Pevensie and her siblings
  2. Laia, Elias, Helene
  3. The Rampion crew! Especially Cress!
  4. Kestrel!
  5. Inej, Kaz, Matthias, Nina, Wylan, Jesper
  6. June Iparis, Day (Daniel) Wing

And so many more…

Okay….maybe it is a close tie between Laia and Cress for number 1! Maybe…

Art – Have you ever judged a book by its cover, even if you weren’t meant to?!

EVERY SINGLE BOOK! I JUDGE THEM ALL BY THEIR COVERS!

*Bad, I know, but it is true*

Examples: The Winner’s Curse, Caraval, The Star-Touched Queen, etc

History – The last historical book you read

And I Darken by Kiersten White

*I think, I’m not completely sure….* It has been a while since I have read historical fic.

Anyways, I really enjoyed this book and you can read my review for it here.

Geography – A literary destination you would really like to visit (real or fictional)

N A R N I A 

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Drama – A book you think has a lot of over-dramatic hype

*I might actually get blasted for this and I’m sorry but…..I speak my mind*

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

*Cue: Unfollow after Unfollow after Unfollow* 

It’s not that I think this series is bad. I’ve never read them or seen the movies, so I really have no opinion of them. BUT it gets really annoying whenever something happens in the Potterverse and people blow up and talk non-stop about it. Like when that sorting quiz thingy came out, I was so annoyed. People would ask me about it and I would have no idea what they were talking about.

I was just never into this series and I don’t think I ever will be…

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That’s all for me! I tag anyone who wants to have a go at this!

Heads up!: A very special movie review may be coming you way…..*wink wink*

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

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