Tag Thursday – The 80’s Movie Tag

Well hello fellow bookworms and welcome to Tag Thursday where I scour the internet and all things bookish to find interesting ‘quizzes’ to answer so that you get to know more about me and my blog. I was tagged by the lovely Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads and Bakes to do The 80’s Movie Tag. This tag was originally created by Ashley @ The Infinite Library. I haven’t watched any of the movies mentioned, but I’m still super excited.

Let’s get started.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A book that kept you up all night:

Honestly, I don’t think a book has kept me up ALL night, (because there is this thing called school in the morning 😉) but a book that has kept me up pretty late is Storm by D.J. MacHale. It’s the second book in The SYLO Chronicles and I just couldn’t wait until the next day to find out what happened after that cliff-hanger ending.

The Princess Bride

A wonderfully quotable book:

I’m not sure about a book that is super quotable/inspirational per se, but if I had to pick one, I guess it would be The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Asher is such a comical character and I love everything he says! And Tess’ dry humor and sarcasm is ah-mah-zing!

Favorite quote (sorry, quotes) from The Fixer:

“I have a passing fondness for explosions.”

“Some people just need to be flying tackled.” 

“There are a lot of ways to castrate a bull,” I said, my words deliberate and slow. “You can band the balls off, so they shrivel up and die. Or you can take a knife, and slide it just so.” I demonstrated with my free hand. “I grew up on a ranch. I know a lot about castrating bulls.”

Over the next hour and a half, I came to the conclusion that Emilia Rhodes was either the devil incarnate or the second coming of Coco Chanel.

Asher waved away my words, unconcerned. “If Emilia was predisposed to fratricide, I wouldn’t have made it past kindergarten,” he said. “I am, however, somewhat concerned that she might kill you.”

I think that’s enough…

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

A character who loves breaking the rules:

Sawyer from Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. This girl lives to break the rules. She is just like Tess, and doesn’t do what she doesn’t want to do (except when she agrees to live with Lillian and receive tuition for college but she’s still a rebel)

When Harry Met Sally

A book couple that took an eternity to get together:

Mary and James from The Agency Series by Y. S. Lee. These two took four books to get together but I’m glad. I’d rather have Mary find who she is and establish herself before committing herself to anything that she might later regret.

Back to the Future

A book involving time travel:

SYLO by D.J. MacHale involves time-travel. Even though I don’t want to repeat a series more than once, I’m going to have to because I’m not a huge Sci-fi fan and this is the only book I could think of.

Pretty in Pink

A character with a unique style:

Judy Carrier from Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline. She’s a lawyer, but you’d never know by looking at her. She’s quirky, fun, and a character with one unique sense of style.

The Karate Kid

Favorite book involving training/mentoring trope:

The Recruit by Robert Muchamore. It’s about a school for spies in England and there is a lot of mentoring throughout the series.

Die Hard

A book with a trip that doesn’t go to plan:

Sammy Keyes and the Hollywood Mummy by Wendelin Van Draanen. Sorry Sammy, but solving a murder and stopping a murderer from murdering your elusive mother was not what you had in mind when you went to confront her right?

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

A book with the central characters name in the title

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows. As you can guess, this book is about Lady Jane.

Dirty Dancing

A female character who comes out of her shell

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan. I didn’t like this book, but at the end of the story, Digit finally comes to accept herself for who she is.

Top Gun

A death that took you by surprise

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. I had an inkling that there would be a death in here, but I was still so angry and hurt anyway. You can read my review (on Goodreads) for spoilers!


An ending that left you both happy and sad

Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee. It was sad because Mary and James’ banter had finally come to an end but happy because Mary had established herself and become an amazing young lady by the end of the series.


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Tag Thursday – The NOPE Book Tag

Hi there! Welcome to Tag Thursday where I scour the internet and all things bookish to find interesting ‘quizzes’ to answer so that you get to know more about me and my blog.

Today’s tag is The NOPE Book Tag. I found it @ Sincerely Karenjo, and it seems super fun!

Let’s dive in!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

NOPE. ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Does this count, cause even though I DNF’d, I still hunted to find out what happened at the end and NOPE, that was a disgustingly crappy ending.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

NOPE. protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy. Whatshername Avery is such a terrible and unbelievable main character. She meets two random guys, one who pulls a knife on her and tries to kidnap her, the other supposed ‘to be her savior’ whom she trusts after exchanging literally about five to ten sentences with. This ‘savior’ then tells her to go with the guy that pulled a knife on her to France. FRANCE. FRANCE! AND SHE WENT WITH HIM WITHOUT TELLING A SOUL! Until she got there, then she says (not a direct quote), “Oh, maybe I should have told Mom. Can I have a phone?”

NOPE. N. O. P. E.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Map of Fates by Maggie Hall
The Ends of the World by Maggie Hall

NOPE. series: A series that turned out to be a huge pile of nope after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it. Well, I skipped book two, and went to book three to find out what happened. (why do I always have to know what happens?) The ending of it all was still a huge NOPE.

SYLO by D.J. MacHale

NOPE. pairing: A “ship” you don’t support. If I had to pick one, it would be Tucker and Olivia in SYLO by D.J. MacHale. They don’t mix. They can’t be together, no matter what. Tucker and Tori, I can swallow, but Tucker and Olivia is a railroad disaster. It’s riding an express train into a mountain on the fastest speed.

The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray

NOPE. plot twist: A twist you didn’t see coming and didn’t like. The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray. That ending. It was a mess, and the ‘plot twist’ was, a mess?? Review here.

NOPE. genre: A genre you will never read. Romance. It’s not my cup of tea.

NOPE. book format: A book format you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition. Audiobooks. The few narrators that I’ve listened to were mostly awful in my opinion. I prefer Ebooks or Hardback.

NOPE. trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE. Love triangles. Why does this even exist?! Most of the time they are used awfully, and then there is romantic suspense that I could do without, and flipping back and forth between two people…… 😒

NOPE. recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refuse to read. I don’t know. Nobody’s recommending a book that I’m pushing away. It’s just that I’m not reading super hyped books or books that ‘everyone has read’.

NOPE. cliché: A cliché or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes. The ‘two types’ of girls: one that is super girly, loves shopping, mani/pedicures or the kick-ass girl who wears all black, is allergic to girly stuff and all that. Oh, and the terrorist guys that have Arab names. That is wrong, not fair, and is used too many times.

Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel Fattah

NOPE. love interest: A love interest that’s not worthy of being one. Adam from Does My Head Look Big in This? He’s kind of rude, and I was seriously mad at him towards the end of the book when all of a sudden he didn’t understand Amal’s religion. That was really mean.

Rebels: City of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner

NOPE. book: A book that shouldn’t have existed. Uh, I’m not sure so I’m going to pick the one that Karen Jo picked. I mean, hello???? When did THEY write a book? And a sci-fi dystopian novel no less. Oh, and it has a sequel! WHAT???!!!

Under what rock was I when this happened?

Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore

NOPE. villain: A villain you would hate to cross. The Führer from Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore. That guy is ruthless. He even uses the name Hitler used to call himself. He killed a whole family, minus two for his own selfish gains.

I do not want to face his wrath. Ever.

NOPE. death: A character death that still haunts you. Thankfully, I don’t think I’ve experienced a character die. Almost died, yes, but actual death of a character that I love, no.

All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

NOPE. author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit. Mary Higgins Clark. I really expected a book full of serious suspense since she is the ‘Queen of Suspense’, but the books didn’t live up to my expectations, so I’m putting any MHC books on the back burner for now.

That’s it friends! I tag:

Ashley | Kim | Ella | Umairah | Emily | Chaima | Meeghan | Jennifer | Sarah | Kym | Chris | Inga | Rachel | And You!

*If I’ve tagged you and you’ve already done the tag, I’m sorry I missed it but link up in the comments anyway so I can check it out! And you don’t have to do the tag if you don’t want to!