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Hello, Booklovers!

Okay, so this is a quick post. More of an update, and I’m a big believer in updating folks on changes. It’s nothing major. Just, if you’ve saved my site or anything of the such (which you probably haven’t. No big! Just in case) I have changed the site name and domain to more align with my blog! Also, my username as well.

If nothing’s changed for then beautiful! No worries! Like I said, because I’m paranoid, and I love you all, I made minor changes.

See? Quick post. Still The Scarlet Reader here.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

The Feminism Book Tag

In honor of International Women’s Day, I bring you the Feminism Book Tag!!!

I snagged this from Novel Darlings book blog. It was too grand not to take part in.


1. Your favorite female author.

There are MANY women authors I read from and love, and as the indecisive little shit I am, it comes down to two women who I really enjoy reading from and that’d be Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires and The Great Library) & Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles). Fantastic ladies and superb, epic, mind-blowing authors. I’m always recommending their YA.

 

2. Your favorite heroine.

Buffy Summers has always been an inspiring heroine for me. Many argue that she isn’t a feminist icon, but to me, personally, she’s a hero.

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Gifer

Then again, if you are asking for a legit superhero, I’m going with (and this is thinking quick) Raven of the Titans. It takes a lot of strength to fight what your evil shitbrain of a father wants you to do AKA the apocalypse of hell and even more strength to protect those you care about from the darkest parts oof yourself.

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3. A novel with a feminist message.

Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Caraval

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Here’s where the message could be tricky and even argued by many. How can love and a game be a feminist message, right? Here you have the main female character getting played over and over in a game and betrayed multiple times. How is that any kind of message!?

The message to me: Take risks, especially with your heart. Be brave because in a world that’s always changing, and in many cases, is pitted against you, you must find a way to play it your way. Let yourself fall in love rather than settle for what’s safe. There’s nothing wrong or weak with wanting to be in love. Fight for what you want. Be trusting and know it doesn’t mean your naïve. It just means you are kind, strong, and willing to give your everything, because that is rare.

 

 

4. A novel with a girl on the cover.

Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone

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The cover is gorgeous, depicting the magical, Zelie. The story, too, is incredible and magical, and I can’t wait to continue reading the series with the sequel: Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

 

5. A novel featuring a group of girls.

Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing
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It is about the only one I can think of right about now. A group of girls in high school are graced with being moon goddesses and are tasked, as have girls before them, to protect and save the world. Pretty awesome and mystical, though of course they have the typical teenage hormones to deal with too.

 

6. A novel with a queer feminine character.

That’s Not What Happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
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While this book centers around surviving tragedy, it’s no stranger to queer characters. Eden, though she isn’t a main character, is a great character. Though struggling in her own way, Keplinger doesn’t shy away from showing how she isn’t special because of her sexuality. She is loved and goes through pain just the same as everyone. She is a part of the world and not as some token.

 

7. A novel with different feminine POV.

This one is complicated because I can’t tell if it means, alternating female POVs or just a book that had a female POV that rocked you. I’ll be going with the latter.

The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
The Rules of Magic

Goodreads

Jet, Franny, and Vincent. Each sibling got their POV spotlight, but the sisters were truly amazing. Franny especially. I was rocked by her story and the way it was told. Utterly breathtaking.

 

8. A book where a girl saves the world.

LUX
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Kat, though dragged into it accidentally, becomes a heroine unexpected. Granted, she’s not alone, but she does take up the calling after being turned into a hybrid of sorts by LUX, Daemon, her next-door neighbor and alien, and helps to protect world from a mass invasion from the aliens. Crazy? Not at all. Her world is flipped upside down, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect it.

 

9. A book where you prefer the female sidekick to the male main character.

Harry Potter
Author: J. K. Rowling
Hermione Granger is the one you think I’m going to choose, isn’t it?
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Maximum Pop

Alas, Luna Lovegood has always been my champion in this series. The quirky little Ravenclaw has always been nothing but her strange self, embracing the weird, and open to everything, but never allowed anyone make her feel unimportant or inferior. Her weirdness has kept me tough.

 

10. A book written by a male author and featuring a female character.

Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
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Lettie Hempstock was remarkable! So fun and filled with adventure, and there to sacrifice herself for her friend, the main character of the book. Intelligent and remarkable, she made this book for me. Her and her curious ocean.


Anyone and everyone can and should do this book tag. I really enjoyed it!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Valentine’s Day Book Tag

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Hello my epic booknerds!!

So, I discovered this book tag from The Sassy Book Geek  and it looked like so much fun! Here’s to Valentine’s Day and that strange weird emotion and chemical that makes everyone gushy and awkward. You know, love?

 


1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

Charlie St. Cloud

Thee Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud

Author: Ben Sherwood

This is such a beautiful book. Definitely a favorite of mine. While breaching the world of the supernatural, it does so in a delicate and sweepingly romantic way that give my emotions palpitations.


2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

I’ve read Red Queen, but am going tot reread it since I finally got Glass Sword. I really enjoyed this book because it’s incredibly original and has me on edge for the entire ride.


3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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LUX

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

This was a book that had me hooked from the start. I discovered it when it came into our bookstore and never would’ve given it a second thought because I don’t read much Sci-Fi. Then a friend of mine recommended it and now it sits on my favorites shelf. There’s never been much talk about this book. It’s like a little secret that’s juicier than a peach.


4.) Favorite Book Couple

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Shane Collins & Claire Danvers

They were and are still one oof my tops loves. They are one hell of a team and so sweet. I could get totally spoilery, but personally, I’d rather you just go read The Morganville Vampires.


5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

I keep getting told I should read this and I want to and at some point I will, but I’ve got a long list of other books to get to first.


6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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Half Bad

Author: Sally Green

I’m getting ready to read this and I can’t wait.


7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Author: Krystal Sutherland

Okay, so it’s not just a romance, but a great novel about great superstitions, chasing death, and confronting mental illness.


8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would have given them to you.

Poison Princess

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I’m going to have to roll with Jack Deveaux of Poison Princess. It’s tricky to decide because while I fangirl, I don’t usually think about fictional boyfriends LOL. Since I’m put on the spot, he is definitely a top pick.


9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

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Book: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

(I have yet to read this because I’m waiting on the paperback release. I’m so excited to read it that I’m bursting at the seams.)

TV Show: Teen Wolf

Movie: Scream


10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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Five Feet Apart

Author: Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

It’s not a NEW New Release, but I really want to read this. It’s super sappy and I have ea feeling I’m going to cry.


I’m tagging:

Trang @ Bookidote

Kayl’s All Booked

esmoogle

The Library Looter

A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea

A Court of Coffee and Books

A Book. A Thought.

ReadRantRock&Roll

And anybody else who wants to do a little fun book tag!

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Out with the Old in with the New Book Tag

Hello, booknerds!

Hope the beginning of this new year has been good to everyone. Thinking about a new book tag for the month and about all of the new releases coming out was a little overwhelming, but I wanted it to be something original.

Voila!

In with the new and out with the old! Or, not so much old since old books are as good as any, but in the sense that we welcome brand new releases and new reads with anticipation and tingly delight. So, for the new!

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Two new releases you are looking forward to reading this year.

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The Haunted

Author: Danielle Vega

Due out on June 4th, 2019

 

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These Witches Don’t Burn

Author: Isabel Sterling

Due out on May 28th, 2019


A book related to your New Year’s resolution.

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The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan

A hinty-hint to what my resolution is. He-he.


The first book you read this year.

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The Traveling Vampire Show

Author: Richard Laymon

This book was pretty good. I can’t wait to post the review.


A series you’re beginning.

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Zom-B

Author: Darren Shan

I enjoy me a good zombie-fest.


A series you’re finishing.

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From the Grave

Author: Kresley Cole

This one has me weepy. Originally, it was set to come out this March, but has now been pushed back to August. While I’m super impatient, I’m simultaneously happy to wait if only to make the series last longer. I’m not ready for it to end. The last one, The Dark Calling, ripped me up pretty good.


This book tag is for anyone and everyone which is why I didn’t tag anyone. Feel free to do it and pass it on. Just don’t forget to tag me since this is one I created.

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

It’s the most hectic time of the year! With Christmas right around the corner, here is a festive book tag!

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This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 


ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

My favorite never changes. For those of you who have been with me, you know my favorite stand alone. LOL

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Blood and Chocolate

Author: Annette Curtis Klaus


ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Poison Princess

This one is so hard! I’m struggling! I’m going to go with Evie Green and Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.


ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

Wither

The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano.


ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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Easy pick for me. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine has always been one of my biggest favorites and Shane Collins and Claire Danvers are another of my utmost favorite pairings.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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Count Olaf is definitely one of my favorite villains. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of those series that you’re never to old to read and Olaf is entertaining and memorable and surprisingly terrible yet genius villain.


ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

Arcana Rising

I live for the life and death, action-packed, you never know what minute may be your last, intense, adrenaline driven kind of world. I simply loved the apocalyptic world of The Arcana Chronicles. It was raw and stripped down and on the verge oblivion.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

Secondhand Souls

Author: Christopher Moore

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An itty-bitty girl, given the task of being death is gifted with two hellhounds, which is totally epic. She’s funny and also conniving and sadistic. She refers to her lovely sidekicks as her goggies and it’s so adorable you swoon.


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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I’ve always the Percy Jackson universe with their Nectar was mouthwatering.


ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

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Mare Barrow of Red Queen is just one of many that have surprised me as a kickass leading lady. With electric abilities like hers, I’d hate to be on her bad side.


ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

Arcana Chronicles

Jackson Deveaux of The Arcana Chronicles is brash, bullheaded, but strong, and determined. Currently, my favorite leading man.


ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

Children of Blood and Bone

Definitely Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.


Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hoped the holidays are special for all of you.

 

I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

 

More to come soon…

 

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My Life in Book Tags

Hi everyone!

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It’s tag time. I’m not going to tag anyone directly. If you want to do the tag then please do. I snagged this from Elaine Howling who snagged it from Talk Less Read More.


  1. Pick a book for each of your initials… K.J.

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

JTCE

Very odd that two classics came from my initials, but they were just about all I could find that I’ve read. I LOVE Shakespeare though, so no complaints.

 

  1. Count your age along your bookshelf, what is it?

Black Bird of the Gallows

Author: Meg Kassel

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  1. Pick a book set in your city/country.

Lux Series

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I actually went to college not too far from where the main characters, Kat and Daemon, lived, which was crazy! More so, it was so CRAZY that she has my name and is very similar to me. Weird but awesome!

 

  1. Pick a book that represents a place you’d like to travel to.

Out of the Easy

Author: Ruth Septyas

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New Orleans, baby! I’ve always wanted to go. My mum freaks out a little, warning me of voodoo and not to royally piss of anyone, worried I’d get cursed. I personally want to go just to explore all of that. The dark, mysterious, magic, and supernatural have always fascinated me. It gets my blood rushing and a strange adrenaline of excitement and fear.

 

  1. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour.

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

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  1. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Author: Judy Barrett, Ron Barrett

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This is my favorite Children’s book. I am also a big foodie. The movies are wonderful and I gush like a tiny human every time I watch them. It’s a story of great imagination and the artwork is phenomenal. A true classic right next to Where the Wild Things Are.

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  1. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Heart of Darkness

Author: Joeseph Conrad

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This is a recent one too! Before this book, it was Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49. The only difference is that I really REALLY enjoy Thomas Pynchon. He’s wild and really spins my mind out into the Twilight Zone which is always fun. Joeseph Conrad gave a massive headache and made me make a frumpy face. I was really riding the struggle bus with this book. Hopefully, I will reread it again one day.

 

  1. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin

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This is only the current one. My TBR pile is pretty BIG. But for one that Coming up pretty soon? Definitely this one. I’ve heard many people say this is a great story, but that it takes a good long while to get through and that it can be a bit of a struggle. I love the show, which was also a struggle for me at first, so I’m ready to tackle the book. I’m kind of excited.


Below, you’ve been tagged to share your life in book tags. If you weren’t tagged, but want to partake then please do! Just don’t forget to tag the maker of the tag:Talk Less Read More

Cali’s Book Camp

Diana @fortunatelythebook

The Past Due Book Review

Chaz

Always Trust In Books


More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Halloween Book Tag

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Halloween Book Tag!

 

It’s the most wonderful (and scary and fun and candylicious) time of the year!!

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That’s right. Halloween time! The best time!

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I have a book tag dedicated to just that! I was looking around for one, but decided on one of my own. It’s fun and quick and I love sharing my interests with you!

When answering, use a book you’ve read or really want to read!


Something new…

A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland

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Something old…

The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson

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A book with an orange cover.

Into the Cold Fire (Daughters of the Moon #2) – Lynne Ewing

( I don’t usually like picking books from the middle of a series, and usually only go with the first book, but this cover is a favorite of mine and the series is so original.)

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A scary book

Jay’s Journal – Anonymous

Jay's Journal


A book with witches

Practical Magic- Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic


A book with werewolves

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klaus

(Do Not Judge Me LOL.)

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A book with vampires

Morganville Vampires: Glass Houses – Rachel Caine

(Actually the whole darn series <3)

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A book with one of your greatest fears

Awake – Natasha Preston

Awake


A fairy tale gone dark

Valiant – Holly Black

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An edge of your seat thriller.

There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins

There's Someone Inside Your House


Three scary/paranormal/thrilling/magical books you’ll be reading this month!

Bloodlines – Richelle Mead

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The Space Between (hopefully) – Brenna Yovanoff

Space Between

 

Caraval – Stephanie Garber

Caraval


If they’d like to participate, I’m tagging:

Always Trust In Books

A Cat. A Book, and A Cup of Tea

The Book Raven

A Court Of Coffee And Books

Trang (Bookidote)

 

Everyone feel free to partake! Just don’t forget to tag me since this is my book tag. 😉

 

More to come soon…

-K

 

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