Pre – Netflix Grishaverse Tag!

Hello there, allies and archenemies, and everyone in between! It’s another exciting time again to jump on the hype train for the upcoming Netflix series of THE MVTFCKING BEAUTIFUL GRISHAVERSE!

Dang son, I was so stoked when I saw the news! Tbh, I didn’t give a single sht with the Shadow & Bone trilogy, IT’S THE FRICKING NEWS ABOUT SIX OF CROWS THAT GRIPPED MY POOR BARDUGO HEART. So let us first take a moment to gawk and squeal over these amazing fanarts by amazing artists! (LET’S SUPPORT THEM GUYS)

 

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Art by Charlie Bowater

I was tagged on Twitter by Rachael Marie, you can go check her Booktube vid here for this tag. So without further ado, here are all the prompts!

Nina Better Be Plus Sized: A Book with fantastic fat rep 

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Of Covens and Undead Girls. I really love Mila, here! She’s Wiccan, fat, brown, and so unapologetic with fighting off all the white supremacist sht in her school. Although I only gave this book a 3-star rating, this is by far the best fat rep I’ve read in a book!

MALINA is NOT my OTP: A Book where you couldn’t get behind the romance

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I loved this book so so so much–until the romance happened. Probably the only chick lit that I despised because of how the romance easily unfolded.

‘The Darkling Isn’t Dead’: A Book in which you connected with the villain

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SAY HELLO TO MY FIRST EVER BELOVED VILLAIN! This is Maven Calore from the Red Queen Quartet (still haven’t read Warstorm because of a lot of fans were disappointed  XD) I always pine for the MC you know, and this is the first book that persuaded me to root for the villain. Dang, I was just so compelled by him. I even had a pseudonym in Goodreads before derived from his name. 😂

Don’t You Dare Whitewash!: A Book to TV/movie adaptation where character’s ethnicity was respected.

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I just found out from Rachael, that this was supposed to be whitewashed as well! LIKE THE WHOLE CAST? But dear me, good thing Kevin Kuan fought for this! I haven’t finished watching this yet, but I assure you there’s so much Asian bad-assery here!

The King of Scars: A Book by a beloved author you are super excited about

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The Poppy War left me gasping for air. And I still haven’t reviewed that monster, but I am so fcking stoked for The Dragon Republic! *screamstothevoid*

Inej & Kaz: Fan Cast Your Faves

I’m not so good with fancasting tbh HAHAHAHAH although I have to agree that Chris Hemsworth fits Matthias! OHMYFCKINGGLOB I LOVE MATTHIAS HELVAR SO MUCH.

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No Mourners. No Funerals: A Book quote that has stuck with you.

The world is not a wish-granting factory. – John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

Tag your faves and spread the hype!

The Grishaverse fandom is undoubtedly so vast, so if you ever loved these characters and their stories, feel free to tag yourself! Whether you have a booktube, blog, or just Twitter, you can do this tag and spread the hype and love for our dearest Grishaverse!

However, I’m still tagging these people hahahahaha. I hope you’ll enjoy this tag as much as I did.

Hamad | Lili | Justine | Brianna

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Harry Potter Christmas Tag!

Yeah, I know Christmas is already done but could you blame me for jumping with this tag so soon? After seeing “Harry Potter” I didn’t doubt any longer! This is all thanks to Hamad that I’ve seen this tag. 😊

It’s your first Christmas at Hogwarts. What’s one book you’ve asked for this year?

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I have to agree with Hamad for this one. I’m currently halfway through this book and dear me, I’m already enamored with how fcktastically addictive and unapologetic it is. (I’m just reading the ebook you see 😥)

You spot Hagrid hauling the Christmas tree through the grounds. What is the longest (or heaviest!) book you own?

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This is actually my birthday gift! It’s a 692 paged book but its length has more to do that it’s a bind up of the two books. (I STILL HAVEN’T FINISHED IT THOUGH *SOBS*)

It’s time for the famous Great Hall feast. What’s one book you can’t read without snacks?

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I don’t really eat snacks while reading but, I’d like to imagine myself eating lemon tarts and drinking iced coffee while devouring this book. This is probably one of the best books that I’ve read this year with delectable descriptions!

Well done, you’ve brewed your first Polyjuice Potion. What’s one book you’d change the cover of?

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Need I say more? I loved Warcross but haven’t read this one yet though. Also, a lot of my GR friends didn’t like this one? *gasps* Betcha that cover has to do with it AHHAHA I mean look at the friggin’ title? Are those neon balloons? *shivers*

You receive a brand new Firebolt for Christmas. What’s one book you read super quickly?

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AAAAAHHHHHH! Also one of the best books of my year. Despite its thickness, I devoured this in one sitting because of its wit and humor!

You join Harry for his first proper Christmas. What’s one book you’d love to receive this year?

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I’ve read an early extract of this book AND OF COURSE, IT LEFT A GAPING VOID INSIDE ME THAT COULD ONLY BE STITCHED UP IF I HAVE THIS BOOK IN.MY.OWN.HANDS. 

You get hit by one of Fred and George’s flying snowballs. What’s a book you wanted to throw across the room?

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SHUT.UP. I can actually hear this book even if I haven’t read it yet?

You’ve just visited Hogsmeade for the first time. What’s one popular book you haven’t read yet?

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Luckily, I’ll be reading this one in my Beat The Backlist Challenge 2019! check it out for more details if you also wanna join. ALSO HEADS UP ‘CAUSE IT HAS A HOGWARTS MINI CHALLENGE! 

Congratulations, you’ve been invited to the Yule Ball. What book about Christmas do you love?

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I have good memories with this book. I still can’t forget that Santa scene, cracks me up every time! 😂

You find Ron’s deluminator. What’s one book that’s helped you through some dark times?

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I read this book when I was still adjusting in high school and I relate to this so much. This is actually the first book that made me cry! Although, I STILL HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE AHAHHAH. 

I’m tagging you! The Harry Potter series is very dear to me and I know a lot of readers also love this with the same passion as I do. So what’s stopping you from not doing this?

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Christmas Characters Tag!

I’d like to thank Lili from Lili’s Blissful Pages for tagging me with this! She’s very welcoming for new book bloggers and she’s also one of the moderators of the online book club, Diverse Divers in Goodreads. Please do check out this club (I’m also a member) and you’ll definitely have your fair share of diverse books from diverse voices! I would also like to thank Anthony from Keep Reading Forward for creating this tag. 😊

RULES:

  • All prompts must be answered.
  • All answers must be honest
  • Tag 1-12 people
  • Link back to the tag post
  • Credit the tag creator

1.) Santa Claus – A Gift you received or want this year.

I would say that the best gift I received this year are books but they’re too obvious HAHAH so instead, I’d answer as to what gift that I want this year. It would probably be my old model of Ray Ban eyeglasses which I misplaced on September 2017, and my parents still don’t know that I’ve lost it so yup! (IT’S SO EXPENSIVE BTW) I need to redeem it before I get caught XD Also, I’d like to have a black watch this year as well since I lost it also this year. Dammit vine! Yeah, I know, it’s pretty ironic that I call myself a sentimental but don’t even keep my stuff safe.

2.) Mrs. Claus – a favorite Holiday Treat to have Every year

DUH. Of course MACARONI SALAD BTCHES!!! I think this one could be pretty applicable for every Filipino, may it be on birthdays, death anniversaries, and Christmas. It’s a staple, and my nanay is definitely the undisputed overlord of macaroni salad! It’s not an exaggeration mah friends, it’s just the unbiased naked truth HAHAHAH.

3.) Ghost of Christmas Past – A Holiday memory from your past

I remember when I was in my first year in college, we were required to finish our drawing exam plates for the Christmas break in our Design subject, and oh boy was it stressful. I did not enjoy the vacation at all but it was also a funny experience since I was both doing my plates by the end and the start of the year. I stopped drawing when it was 12:00 AM and happily shouted “Happy New Year” for 3 minutes to my fam then went back to work ahahaha. (I need that kind of motivation back in my life right now)

4.) Buddy the Elf – a Holiday song you like to sing each Holiday season.

Christmas in our Hearts by Jose Mari Chan. Idk, probably every Filipino crank the volume up when this plays on the local radio. It’s actually more of a recurring meme every time it’s Ber Months hahahah and it’s just stuck.

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Welp! HAHAHAH there are too many of these iconic memes lurking in the net.

5.) Misfit Toys – An unpopular toy you really wanted to get one year.

Toys??? HMMMM hahahahahah I don’t like toys though hahahahhaha and my brain just keep conjuring inappropriate stuff so nope. I don’t need one.

6.) Grinch – A moment when your heart grew three sizes

I went to the Ben&Ben concert this year and it was such a very heartwarming experience. I was with my friends, saw some acquaintances in school, friends in other schools, relatives etc. I never thought that a concert could be so much more than just a throng of people singing along to the band. It’s such an immersive feeling and I can consider it as one of the best moments in my life.

7.) Jack Frost – A tradition you like to do every winter

Well we don’t have winter here in Ph HAHAHAH but we do have a tradition every Christmas. Instead of doing the usual Noche Buena during Christmas Eve, we skip it and celebrate exactly on December 25. My parents want to have some privacy when it’s Christmas eve (plus it’s their wedding anniversary).

8.) Hero Boy – A memory you believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle

Idk??? Although I did believe once that there was an actual Santa and just realized that he was not real when there was a decline in my gifts HAHAHHA. I knew for a fact that Santa was consistent with giving me expensive gifts, it was then that I realized that my tatay was the one who actually gave us the gifts under the Christmas tree and not Santa. After that, I didn’t expect any expensive gifts anymore and juts became grateful with every little thing my tatay gave us. Also, my favorite gift that he gave me was an Encyclopedia with 100 facts and whatnot. I got into it so much that I memorized these useless facts AHAHAHH I really felt so smart at that time, but tbh this was also one of the many factors why I love books.

9.) Cindy Lou Who – a Favorite Holiday Tradition

I really don’t care for traditions??? hahahha but I always demand macaroni salad for the Holidays.

10.) Frosty the Snowman – A memory involving snow or a memory you would like to have involving snow

WE DON’T HAVE SNOW HERE SADLY. But if there was, I’ll probably be making a snow angel, a snowman (duh), snowball fight, watch snowflakes float outside the window, AND FINALLY, read a book while I’m all covered up in sheets while the fire is crackling in the hearth and it’s snowing outside. Totally a cliche that I want to happen in my own life!

11.) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – A holiday activity you like doing.

Probably just greeting “Merry Christmas” to everyone in social media AND ALSO THE CHANCE TO CHAT MY CRUSH AHAHAHHA. (Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have a crush this year though)

11.) Ebenezer Scrooge – “Bah, Humbag!” A favorite holiday saying or Quote

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I would probably tag others but I don’t know any bloggers yet so anybody who wants to do this tag are free to participate! Anyway, Merry Christmas!!!!

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