Adult, Books, Musings

Try a Chapter Tag

I don’t know if this tag has made its way to the blogging community (probably because I am super late to be posting this here … HA!) but the premise is simple.  Pick some books from your shelves that have been sitting unread and read the first chapter.

This is a great tag for people in reading slumps or who are so excited about too many books and need to pick one… as long as you pick one and don’t keep cycling books chapter by chapter.


I tried to step my editing game up a bit with this one.  I have been trying to push myself not only here but in all aspects of my life.  I am tired of being sad and mopey, it is time to stand tall and be proud of the things that I do.

Adult, Books

The Ruler of Books Tag

So my allergies hit me really hard and I slept for 14 hours last night.  I didn’t manage to get my post up for yesterday because of that, but I woke feeling a little better and threw together this tag for you guys.  Hope it isn’t terrible!

I will have something for you tomorrow and Friday and I will see if there is something else I can do to make up for Monday.  Talk to you then!

Adult, Books

My Intimidating TBR Tag

So, if you have been following Gretchen and I for a while you might have noticed that we are really bad with TBRs.  When we saw this tag circulating we figured that we were probably the perfect candidates to answer these questions.

If you want to see Gretchen’s answers to this tag then you should head right on over here:

If you want to do the tag I highly recommend it, hopefully someone can respond to your answers with something that can persuade you to pick something up despite it being a little bit scary in one way or another.

Speaking of which, if you have read any of the books I mention and think they are especially worth it, or not so worth it, by all means let me know in the comments below.

I believe I will be back tomorrow with a weekly pull for you guys, and by weekly I mean a pull of a bunch of comics that I have behind on and picked up the back issues for.

Adult, Books, Musings, YA (Young Adult)

Weekly Wrap Up/What We Read 2/7/16

The first wrap up of February is here!  This means that Gretchen and I have been creating consistent content for you guys for over a month now.  I think its going to stick this time.  At least for me.  I got down and dirty, got organized, got bullet journaling: all to keep myself on track.

Sunday: Last Week’s Wrap Up
Monday: Michaela’s January Wrap Up
           Gretchen’s From the Notebook: Top 10 Series I Won’t Be Finishing
Tuesday: The Blizzard Book Tag
           The Winter Book Tag
Wednesday: Michaela’s Review of The Girl on the Train
            Gretchen’s Worth it Wednesday on The Bandia Series
Thursday: Gretchen’s January Wrap Up
Friday: Michaela’s Review of Mr. Splitfoot
             Gretchen & Taylor’s Review of After

Adult, Books, YA (Young Adult)

The Blizzard Book Tag with #betwixtthebooks

I told you yesterday in my January Wrap Up that Gretchen and I were starting the month off light with a Tag video.  We already have a lot of great stuff planned for you guys this month so do look forward to that.

If you didn’t know, whenever a tag shows up here on my blog there is a sister tag on Gretchen’s.  If you haven’t seen Gretchen’s Tag then you should head over to her blog for sure!

Without further ado:

I actually have another video coming for you guys tomorrow, but that one is a review and most likely a controversial one at that.  Do look forward to it!


Monday Musings: The Bookish Beginnings Tag

So Gretchen from My Life is a Notebook and I have come together to bring you new and fantastic book reviews and tags … with our lovely faces displayed.  We have been discussing this for a while now and we are finally able to do it!  (The beginning of the semester over ran us to be honest… still working on not being completely overwhelmed by everything ever).

We have filmed, edited (to the best of my newbie abilities [which is to say: very poorly]), and uploaded two introductory videos.

The first of which will be posted on her blog later today!

The latter is of course, this tag.  If you are ever wondering what exactly were a lot of our firsts in reading then please listen as we discuss everything from Nancy Drew to sex scenes.

We hope to have these coming out semi-regularly though I can’t always promise that there will be two videos each time.  It was just a good way to get a couple things out to you guys.


1. Tell us about what you loved to read as a child.
2. What was the fist Adult Fiction you tried to (or want to) read?
3.What was the classic book that you read (not because of school)?
4.Tell us about a book that made you realize a new favorite genre or writing style.
5. What was the first literary prize-winner that you read (or want to read)?
6. What was the first piece of translated fiction that you read (or want to read)?
7. Tell us about why you started Booktube and what it was like to film and upload your first video!

Check out the original video and the tags creator, Lauren at Reads and Daydreams.

If you haven’t done this tag feel free to do it and be sure to tell me about it so that I can watch or read your responses as well.