FIFA World Cup Book Tag!! | Because this is Literally the Only Thing I Am Watching on T.V. for the Next Month.

Greetings readers!

It’s that time of year! The only time when I truly and actually care about sports. (Besides the Olympics of course) It’s the FIFA World Cup Tournament!

Soccer–or more correctly put–football runs in my family’s veins. My grandfather was head coach to his city team back home and now my uncle is the team medic. My cousins play on little leagues for the city and even made it so far that they got to travel to Spain and compete there! I played soccer when I was young and joined a little league myself. We won the championship and it was quite fun, although I am bitter to this day that I never scored a single goal.

At this time of year, my family gathers around any TV we can find. We cheer and we yell (yes, at the T.V.). We celebrate and get upset, but mostly we just like to have fun watching and laughing together.

Even though my countries almost never make it to compete (Canada and El Salvador), I still have fun cheering on other Latin American countries, and if they all get eliminated, Spain. XD

SO I decided to come up with a tag to celebrate this tournament! Even if you’re not that big of a sports fan, all the prompts have bookish themes so I’m sure you’ll find some answers!!


  • Link back to this post so I can read all your wonderful answers!
  • Answer the questions the best that you can!
  • Tag a few friends at the end to keep this tag going!
  •  Have fun!

Time for kick off!!!

Let the Flags Fly

Wave them high and proudly!!! Look at all the fun colours!!!
A Book from your World Cup  Competing Country/ the Country that You Want to Win!

As mentioned, my countries are not competing in the cup this year, but I do root for many of the Latinx countries!

The Storm Runner (The Storm Runner #1)
via Goodreads

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

While Mexico is next to the last team I usually root for…I am really excited for this book! I have always wanted to see Mayan mythology used in books and this sounds like an excellent start!

It’s The Beautiful Game

Football! Soccer! Beautiful! Whatever you call it!
A book with a pretty cover / A book that features soccer

The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi. Just Stunning!

Ferocious Fans

Face paint! Big signs! Lots of noise!
Name a fandom you love being a part of!

Oh wow. Really all of them. TLC. Narnia. SoC.

However, I’m going to give a big shout-out to the AEITA fandom. The Emberlings! This fandom is so funny and beautiful! The fanart is amazing and the people are just as fabulous! We could always use more people, so feel free to read the books, fall in love and join in on the fun!

Teamwork! Teamwork! Teamwork!

There is no way one person can win the game!
Name your Favourite Bookish Crew / A Book that has Co-Authors!

The Rampion crew for life! But also the Dregs. But also the Pevensies and Penderwicks. I’m part of too many clubs.


Ref Blows the Whistle

You either love him or you hate him.
Name a book/character that you mixed feelings towards!

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

This book was really beautiful both inside and out. (Seriously have you seen the cover??) But I had major issues with some of the characters and how the romance played out. I was not in agreement with how it ended up being and I was just not for it. I still get a little angry when I think about it, otherwise it was a really good book!

The Wicked Deep
via Goodreads


Everyone loses their heads and starts yelling at the top of their lungs!
Name your last 5 star read!

A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir. I am still screaming about it!!

The Gold Cup

It’s what we play for.
The Most Coveted/Loved Book On Your Shelf

I have many many coveted books, I mean, my Narnia bind-up, TLC, my signed books…especially my signed Marie Lu books!!!! But the one book I have that is loved to the point that I bent it, doggy-eared it, left in little tags and highlighted it is….

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy  by Jeanne Birdsall

I love this book that much.


I Tag…

Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews

Kyera @ Kyera’s Library 

Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl

Shelfish for Books

Let me know what you think! This was my first original tag, did I do okay? Do you watch the World Cup? What team are you rooting for? What books do you think fit the prompts?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz



The X-Files Book Tag

Greetings readers!

One of my favourite bloggers ever, Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews, created her very own tag for one of her favourite fandoms, the X-files. I have never actually watched it, but I always read Mandy’s little rants about the show. Which by the way are very entertaining, and I am quite intrigued by the show!

So thank you, thank you, thank you Mandy for tagging me, and I hope you all enjoy!

The Rules:

  • Take out your fake FBI badge and answer the questions
  • You can link back to Book Princess Reviews (aka pingback to this post) if you wish, so I can fangirl all over your posts
  • Keep the alien love alive possibly and tag any and all X-Files fans you know…or just other people – either or?

Fox Mulder
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Fox is known to have some “out there” beliefs, so name a book that you believe in despite everyone/ratings/reviews tell you perhaps isn’t that great

A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)
via Goodreads

Spirits and Thieves series by Morgan Rhodes

These books actually don’t have terrible ratings, a 3.97 for book 1 and 4.16 for book 2. Unfortunately, the ratings were not enough and the third planned book in this trilogy was cancelled indefinitely. This really sucks since book 2 had such a big cliffhanger. Plus it’s half set in Toronto and you guys know how patriotic Rendz gets.

Dana Scully
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Just like the resident FBI skeptic, name a book that you’re skeptical of (because of hype, sketchy cover, etc.)


The ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas

First, the hype for the series is ridiculous.

Secondly, I am no longer a fan of her Throne of Glass series

Third, I just have a feeling reading this series will not go well for me.

I Want to Believe
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What book do you believe, just like the  famous tagline, will be your next 5 star/crown read off of your TBR?

A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes, #3)
via Goodreads

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I’m reading it right now and I am literally off the rails right now. So many emotions course through me at once, I can’t get past a few pages without soundlessly screeching.



Name a book that on your TBR that is from a genre that seems out from another book world to you but still sounds super good

Orphan Monster Spy
via Goodreads

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

This is a historical fiction novel set in the time of World War II and Nazi Germany. I hardly, hardly ever pick up Historical Fic and books about WWII don’t usually reach out to me, but this one still sounds really intense and epic. I’m looking forward to it.

The Lone Gunmen
the lone gunmen

Name a book that comes along with an epic team just like these three hacking men

Wow. I love books with epic teams so I am just going to go on ahead and list them. The Dregs (SoC), The Rampion Crew (TLC), The Pevensies (Narnia), The Penderwicks, etc.

Walter Skinner

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Skinner is the boss that forever teeters on the edge of good and evil, so name a conflicting character for you (whether the character is just conflicted or you’re conflicted about your feelings for them)

Helene Aquilla

Now I know a lot of people love Helene. I do too. But she has very questionable values and umm she’s not exactly the most compassionate/sympathetic person in the world. I think a lot of it has to do with her upbringing. She does have a, I don’t want to say good side, but she does have a better side than what she often portrays and I hope that part of her can shine more often. But by the looks of it……it might take longer than I think.

Cancer Man/ Cigarette Smoking Man

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Name the worst book villain you can think of just like this smoking fiend who refuses to stay dead

The Commandant

Someone kill this bitch already!

I Tag…

Eva @ Brilliantly Bookish

Kiersten @ Once Upon a Spine

And you! For any X-Files Fans out there that want to give this a shot, I totally recommend you give it a go! (Then go fangirl with Mandy, she will be forever grateful!)

Let me know what you think! Do you share any answers with me? Have any ideas of what you would fit into these prompts? Are you a fan of the X-files?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz


Superlatives Tag

Greetings readers!

I feel like it has been ages since I’ve done a tag post! I had this one saved in my drafts which is basically all about yelling about my favourite books, so why not?

A million thank yous to Angelica @ TheBookCoverGirls who tagged me to do this (ages ago I might add)! Angelica is a fabulous reviewer and always has great content posts too! I would definitely recommend you check out her blog!

On to the tag!



I am also going to cheat and say…Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan!

The movie will be out this August. The book, although very slow, was dramatic, scandalous and everything in between. I am so ready for it!


The characters from Hinder by Kristin Ping.

They were both so obsessed with looks and appearences, I could not handle these people.

Hinder (Guardian of Monsters, #1)
via Goodreads


There are TOO many pretty covers out there to just choose one! But I mean…

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Chronicles of Narnia (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

I mean….look.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I know I was not as swept away by this book as others (seeing as I never continued the series), I still think that the way in which they are written is pretty cool!

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
via Goodreads


*Well I am going to do this in terms of the books I have read*

Unfortunately, according to my Goodreads Shelf the answer is Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. But I absolutely hate that book so I’m going to turn to the next book which is..

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Much more deserving for my version of this tag! XD



Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Now that there has been a *confirmed* third book, we are never going to forget this series.



The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall

These kids are absolutely hilarious and I loved all their antics!


Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast

I’m stealing Angelica’s answer here because this was a really great book despite the slow beginning!






Champion by Marie Lu

I can’t even talk about it.

I Tag….

Anyone who wants to give it a try! I am so lazy right now and I’m distracted by the TV, hahaha!

Let me know what you think! What would some of your answers be to this tag? Do you have any answers in common with me? How much do you love yelling about your favourite books?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz


Sunshine Blogger Award Pt 5!

Greetings readers!!

Time for another Sunshine Blogger Award Post! I have been nominated for this award many times and everyone has such wonderful questions that I want to answer!!!

So my deepest gratitude goes out to Michaela @ Journey Into Books for nominating me for this award! She is such an incredible blogger and I hope you all give her a visit soon!

My thanks also goes out to Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves  for nominating me as well! If you don’t know Taiwo, I highly suggest you drop by her blog! She is so kind and always has great reviews and posts!


  • Thank the person who nominated you 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

Michaela’s Questions

1 . What is your favourite movie?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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via Wikipedia

2. What hobbies do you have that aren’t reading?

I do a little drawing. You can see some of my recent fanart of The Lunar Chronicles Characters Cinder and Kai!

Lunar Chronicles Character Art Reveal

3. Describe your dream reading nook?

A very fluffy couch. Lots of fluffy pillows. Fluffy blankets. A mini fridge and snack basket at my disposal. A clock with a soft tick. Brightly lit room. A window looking into a beautiful woodsy scene.

4. Do you like horror movies, and if so which is your favourite?

No. No. No. I cannot even do mildly scary movies.

5. Cats or dogs?


6. Who is your favourite booktuber?

Ummm…Regan @ Peruse Project is a lot of fun to watch! We have a lot of common likes in books, so I always take recs from her.

7. What is your favourite stationary item?

I don’t really use a lot of fancy stationary, but I have always dreamed of having calligraphy pens. Ugh they just look so beautiful, but I probably still wouldn’t use them because my cursive is trash trash trash.

8. What is your favourite type of weather? 

Sunny. Warm. With that perfect light breeze.

9. List your top three book boyfriends/girlfriends

  1. Carswell Thorne
  2. Chaol Westfall
  3. Elias Veturius

(These are actually my book husbands XD)

10. Which Hogwarts house do you belong in?

I have never read Harry Potter! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

11. How far in advance do you write your blog posts?

LOL, the night before if I am lucky and somewhat organized.

Taiwo’s Questions

1. What’s your favourite colour and why?

Ummmm…purple. Like a lilac purple. Or other times like a maroon…

Honestly it changes. I have never had a dead-set favourite colour.

2. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Hmmm….teleportation? I mean, I really get tired of travelling and sometimes I’d just like to get to wherever I am going quick and easy!

teleporting star trek GIF by HULU

3. What’s your Hogwart’s House and Patronus?

Again. I have not read Harry Potter.

4. What book(s) have you read that you loved but almost everyone hated?

I don’t know…I can think of a lot of examples for the reverse.

5. What occupation would you like to spend the rest of your life doing? (It doesn’t have to be the course you’re studying)

I would love to be paid to read and blog! Yeah it’s a lot of work, but I enjoy it so much!

6. What animal do you hate?

Snakes. Any and all spiders. Creepy looking fish. The funny thing is is that I will stare–and stare hard–at pictures of these creepies.

7. What special habit do you have that’s weird?

Oh geez, I don’t know.

8. If you could change one event on your last birthday, what would it be?

Ummm less interruptions while I was watching my Narnia Marathon! In other words, I would let all the family calls drop in first before starting the movies.

9. How long have you been blogging and what was your very 1st blog post? (add a link).

This little site of mine was established in September 2016! My first blog post was sort of like a Welcome! post. Please excuse any grammatical errors.

My First Post

10. What is your worst fear?

Letting myself settle so far into my comfort zone that I keep myself from taking any chances to make my secret dreams come true.

11. Mention 3 authors you would love to meet (dead or alive authors)

  1. MARISSA MEYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. LEIGH BARDUGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. SABAA TAHIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And so, so, so many more!

I’m not tagging anyone because I am laaazzzyyyy. Maybe next time! 

Let me know what you think! Have any facts in common with me? I know, I haven’t read Harry Potter–any other HP-virgins out there? XD  I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

Happy reading!

~ Rendz

The Book and Music Tag!

Greetings readers!

AGES ago, I was tagged by the magnificent Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews to do the Book and Music Tag! Mandy is one of the most epic people I have met on this blogging journey of mine, so if you are not following her, I suggest you do so immediately!

Ahhhh music. You see the thing with me and music is that I have such an odd taste for it. I am literally into everything and yet I have my limits. The thing is that the music has to trigger some sort of feeling for me. Not just dance mode, or soulful, but if it lends itself to a story that I make up or moves me in any way then I’m telling you right now, it will stay on repeat for like a month!

Most songs I listen to are attached to one of my own stories, so attaching them to books that I have actually read will be interesting. Let’s see how this works out!


  • Tag the creator of this tag (Debbie @ Debbie’s Library) and the person who tagged you
  • Pick 5 songs (or more) that you just have to listen to whenever they are played
  • Pick the books or characters that you think fit that song the best, and explain why you picked those books or characters
  • Tag some friends!

“Vengeance” ~ Zack Hemsey

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I think the title explains pretty much what I want to say. After the events of Six of Crows, Kaz and his crows are in quite a pickle and there is one certain character that Kaz needs to exact his wrath upon. The song is very slow at the beginning and then quickly picks up it’s pace. It has these sounds that I wouldn’t even know what instrument they belong too, but together this collection of sounds makes one moving piece. Much like how this odd group of criminals bands together to exact their vengeance.

I just really like it.

“To the Wonder” ~ Aqualung feat. Kina Grannis

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Not going to lie. This is 100% kind of cheating, but this song was used in a fanmade trailer for the series and let me tell you. THE TRAILER IS EPIC AND I CANNOT ASSOCIATE THIS SONG WITH MUCH OF ANYTHING ELSE BUT TLC! Maybe it’s the piano that sounds so fairy tale-like that really matches the origins of the series? Maybe it is the voice of the singers that are rather lovely? I’m not quite sure, but I love it.

Here is the trailer: 100% recommend you watch it ~ It is not 100% accurate, but it is GOOD!

“Revolution” ~ The Score

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Again the title is really why. The whole idea of Elias and Laia being thrown into this mix of rebels and their own ambitions to bring down the oppressive Martial Empire just makes sense with the song. Although, I don’t recall there being any wolves in ember! XD

“Now We Are Free” ~ Hans Zimmer (Gladiator Soundtrack)

Champion by Marie Lu


Before you all @ me. I know that Gladiator and Champion take place in polar opposite settings and that there are no gladiators in Marie Lu’s dystopian books. BUT. The song people, it makes me cry similar to how the epilogue of Champion just tears out my soul. The whole “Now We Are Free” title also kind of commemorates the finale of June and Day’s journey and the plight of the Republic against the Colonies. And….and…*sobbing Rendz* it totally gives me the same feels as when June talks to her brother, Metias. *more sobs*

“Hero” ~ Enrique Iglesias

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades IG

Oh my, I’m throwing it back. Back when Enrique had his mole. Waaayyyy back. And he wrote a catchy song about a Hero to match this superhero book! Okay… this was supposed to be a joke, but now that I think about it seriously, this would totally be Adrian’s song to serenade Nova. I mean “Would you dance if I asked you to dance?
Or would you run and never look back?” that is totally a summation of Adrian and Nova’s relationship in this book. He does something cute and she responds by running away in the end XD.

I Tag…

Anyone who is pumping great tunes into their ears right now! Ping back to me so I can see!

Wow. That was harder than I thought. I don’t know how people make whole playlists for books, if I can barely match 5 songs to 5 books! I guess it helps if you listen to music with words, unlike me who likes to mainly listen to instrumentals and movie scores. XD

Let me know what you think! Do you associate songs with books? What is your favourite genre of music? Have you ever made a playlist for a book?

Happy reading!

~ Rendz



The Mulan Book Tag

Greetings readers!!!

The other day, just because we were bored and felt like it, my sisters and I voted on watching a movie. As usual, we couldn’t agree on a recently released film so we decided to watch a Disney movie (because that is what you do when you are stuck on what to watch).

Now normally we fight over which Disney movie to watch too, except for one. We all want to watch different movies, but all three of us share one movie that we will watch whenever and wherever, and if you have already guessed, yes, it is Mulan!

I was tagged by the Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews! One of the greatest and most regal bloggers I know! Seriously, if you do not know who Mandy is…I think you are in desperate need to go browse her posts because she is AMAZING!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator (Kirsty and the Cat Read)
  • Thank/mention the person who tagged you
  • Match books or characters to the questions below
  • tag as many people as you like

Reflection “When will my reflection show who I am inside” – An inaccurate book cover that doesn’t really reflect what the book is about.


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I’M GONNA BE PETTY!!!!!!!!!!!

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
via Goodreads

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve said it before and I’m gonna say it again. CHAOL SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE COVER, NOT A DUMB SHIELD THAT WAS SO POINTLESS!!!!! And I’m gonna leave my rant here: Tower of Dawn Cover Reveal and My Thoughts.

Mushu – A character with a lot to prove.


All three Queens from Three Dark Crowns: Mirabella, Arsinoe and Katharine

They each have to represent their kingdom and wield their powers in the best way possible to not only survive multiple assassination attempts, but to be seen as fit rulers of the island. They have a lot to live up to. No pressure.

“I’ll make a man outta you!” – A character who develops the most OR a book with some kick-a** training scenes.

Blood and Sand
via Goodreads

Attia – Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

Not only does Attia go through quite a development from being an angry captive to the unwilling heroine, she also has some pretty AMAZING kick-butt scenes in this book!

“A Girl Worth Fighting for” – A ship you will defend till your last breath.


Huns – A book/character that gives you the creeps.

via Goodreads

S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennett

All the rich, entitled, homicidal, white characters in this book need serious help.

Mulan – Your favourite bada** female protagonist.


All of them! But if I have to be more specific I think Inej Ghafa would be the gal!

I Tag…
*Don’t feel pressured to participate if you don’t want to!*

Hannah Novel Nonsense

Hammock of Books

And anyone else who loves Disney and Mulan!!!

Let me know what you think! How many times have you watched Mulan? Who is your favourite Disney movie? What is your favourite Disney Film? What kick-butt characters do you love? 

Happy reading!

~ Rendz


Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

Greetings readers!

As I make my way down my list of to-do tags, I realized that I had skipped over this gem! I don’t think I have talked to much about my secret blogger life, so why not now?!

Thank you to Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl! She has such a beautiful blog, with lots of great discussion posts! She also recently hit 500 followers and is hosting a giveaway so you definitely want to follow her and enter!!

On to the tag!

How long have you been blogging?

About a year and a half! I started in September 2016 and have had a steady streak since!

At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

I don’t know. I thought I would have given up already, but here I am still.

What is the best thing about blogging?

Other than getting to gush about great books…meeting people who can gush about those books with you! One of the best feelings in the world is sharing the same feels over a story with someone who just gets you!

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

I’ll take Angelica’s answer because it is so so so so so right. Time. I am not one to post everyday. I cannot. I have no time to prepare a polished post for seven or even six days. I’m lucky if I post twice in one week! Usually, I find time on my commutes to school to rough out a review or discussion post. But editing, tagging, making graphics and rereading it over and over takes a lot of time.

How long does it take you to find make/find pictures to use?

Pictures are easy. Goodreads is at my service. Gifs are harder. Because I need to find the right one to convey the right emotion and that requires a lot of digging.

Who is your book crush?

BOY, IS THIS A LIST. AND IT IS NOT A SECRET. Captain Carswell Thorne who is Book Husband #1, Chaol Westfall who is Book Husband #2 and Elias Veturius who is Book Husband #3. Not to mention all the Book Boyfriends and Book Boy Toys out there who hold a piece of my heart too! I actually outlined My Hierarchy of Fictional Love Interests if you are interested in reading more!

What author would you like to have on your blog?

It would be a dream, A DREAM, to feature Marissa Meyer on my blog. She is my QUEEN. But then again the honour of hosting Leigh Bardugo would make me squeal and hosting Marie Lu would be legendary!!!

What do you wear when you write your blogpost?

Whatever I’m wearing, which is usually pjs.

How long does it take you to prepare?

Forever. First outline. Write it. Then Edit 1. Format. Edit 2. Create Graphic. Edit 3. Tag it, put it in the right category. Read it 10 more times. And schedule. IT. TAKES. ME. FOREVER.

How do you feel about the book blogging community?

A blessing. One of the best decisions I made was this blog. I am so happy that I took the chance to create this site and that it has led me to meeting so many amazing readers and authors. Books bring people together and I for one am so grateful for this community.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

A successful blog really depends on how you feel about your work and how you put yourself out there. Yeah, follows and likes matter, but I am telling you that it is 100% more satisfactory if you run a beautiful blog that you are proud of. Don’t be afraid to be you on your site. If you are happy with the posts you publish and the interactions you make, then you are a success, my friend!

I would tag…but I am very lazy at the moment. If you haven’t had a chance to talk about your blog secrets feel free to participate and let me know so I can see your answers!

Let me know what you think! How is your blogging going? Any highlights? What is your favourite post you’ve written so far? How many great blogger friends have you made so far?

Happy reading and blogging!

~ Rendz