The Birthday Book Tag!

Yup, yesterday was my birthday. I’m one year older yet I still feel like I’m in my 20’s. But, sadly it is the 13th anniversary of my 23rd birthday….. i’m almost a fossil! LOL Well at least that’s what my kids tell me! I guess it’s a good thing to be in my mid 30’s and still feel like I’m in my 20’s. Hell! I still get ID’d at the liquor store on a constant basis and I got mistaken for a student when I brought my daughter to the high school!!! Yay for good genes! Anyways, I did this tag last year so I thought I would do an updated version this year. if you want to see my list from last year, clickΒ HERE!

1 – BIRTHDAY CAKE – a book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway

Children of blood and bone

I really struggled to answer this one! But, I guess I could list Children of Blood and Bone as the answer for this. We have a girl born with magical powers, the king has taken it away, and now it’s up to her to get them back for the people. This has been done in quite a few books (Ahem, Throne of Glass), but I feel that authors over the last few years have done a fantastic job with taking overdone ideas and giving it their own spin. I haven’t come across too many books over the last few years that I didn’t think were completely original in their own way. That’s a good thing!

2 – PARTY GUESTS – your most anticipated book release this year

KINGDOM OF ASH by Sarah J Maas! We finally have a finale! I’m petrified but excited to see how it all plays out. The last book set things up to go horribly wrong….. and I’m not sure that everyone will make it….. eep! I didn’t post a cover as a final cover isn’t available yet that I could find.

3 – BIRTHDAY PRESENTS – a book that surprised you with how much you loved it

My lady Jane

I finished this weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it ever since! It’s historical fiction which I love, but when I heard that there were elements of magical realism, I was terrified! It’s gotten so many positive reviews so I gave it a go. I LOVED it!!!! WAY more than I ever expected! The characters, the plot, the humour…. I loved it all! A new all time favourite!

4 – THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONG – a book that certainly deserved all the hype it got

Children of blood and bone

This book – THIS BOOK! It deserves all the hype and more! Because the hype was so intense I was nervous I wouldn’t like it as much. But I flew through it so fast and wanted more immediately!!

5 – HAPPY MUSIC – a book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes

Wild beauty

Though this wasn’t my favourite book ever written, there’s no denying that the writing was beautiful! It was poetic and beautifully described, full of emotion and magic. Its amazing that her writing was just as beautiful as the cover – because this cover is STUNNING!!!

6 – GETTING OLDER – a book that you read a long time ago, but you think that you would appreciate it more if you read it as a more mature reader

I don’t really know how to answer this one. There are a few that I’ve read where I was happy that I read it when I was older, but not so much the other way around. Such as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. If I had read this as a teenager or in my early 20s I don’t think I would have loved it as much.

7 – SWEET BIRTHDAY MEMORIES – a book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life

Every heart a doorway

I’ve talked about it a few times. February and March were two of the worst months I’ve ever had for my anxiety. It overtook literally every aspect of my life and I felt like I was being swallowed by a black hole. I picked this up randomly one day just because it was short. But I loved it so much and focused on every detail that, for just a short time, I forgot about the personal hell I was living. It took me to another place and it was wonderful!

Arrow

So that was the birthday book tag! I’m hoping that I can follow up this post in a couple weeks with a big birthday book haul!!

Until next time, happy reading!

 

83 Comments Add yours

  1. Happy Birthday Shannah πŸ™‚

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  2. Shanah* sorry for the typo πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol it’s ok! I do that probably 5 times a day πŸ˜‚

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  3. Jayati says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a great day. Keep smiling and I hope the best things happen to you this year πŸ™‚

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  4. Happy birthday hope you had a great day xx

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  5. bookwormgirl says:

    Happy belated birthday!

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  6. Happy birthday for yesterday!!!

    The cover for Every Heart A Doorway is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! And isn’t it?! I need a physical copy of those books so badly but they’re so expensive for something so small

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! Don’t say you’re old, WE’RE STILL YOUNG!!!
    Great choices for books! Most of these are on my TBR list… I’ve heard such great things about them!!

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ I still feel young so I guess that counts πŸ˜‚

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      1. Well, I’m the same age as you… So, YOU’RE NOT OLD! Lol! πŸ˜‰πŸ»

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        1. Yay for bloggers in their 30’s!! 🍻

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  8. J.W. Martin says:

    If you’re a fossil, I must be dust! LOL

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    1. You’re not that much older than me!! πŸ˜‚

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  9. Happy birthday!!!!!!!!

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  10. kyera says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!!

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! And you’re not a fossil! Like Rose Nylund says: “the older you get, the better you get – unless you’re a banana!” πŸ˜‰

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    1. πŸ˜‚ official words to live by!

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  12. Happy birthday! My birthday is next Thursday. I’m curious about the Every Heart Doorway, as I too am going through some difficulty at the moment. Perhaps I will look it up.

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    1. Happy early birthday!!! Sorry you’re having a hard time. It was a good choice for me because it was short and I didn’t have a long attention span. There’s also so much to think about and focus on. It was fantasy without being too deep. Easy to lose yourself for just a little while. Hope things get better soon!

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  13. Happy birthday Shanah!!!! Can’t wait for your book haul 😍

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  14. Marie says:

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait to read COBAB, I finally got a copy and I can’t wait to dive in πŸ™‚

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  15. Suziey Bravo says:

    Happy belated birthday!! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  16. Book Admirer says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! Good post!

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  17. Happy Birthday! Loved this post too! (Luckily most of these are on my TBR) hehe πŸ™‚

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  18. Happy belated birthday!! πŸ’•

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  19. Happy birthday! I turned 36 last Saturday, so I’m right there with you! I’d never heard of this tag, I might have to bookmark it for next year. (I also adored Children of Blood and Bone!)

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you too!! This tag was created by one of the curators from the Books Amino app group πŸ™‚

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  20. fictionologyst says:

    Happy birthday Shanah! And I totally agree on CoBaB, definitely worth the hype!!

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday. How young are you?🎁🎁🎁🎁

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    1. 36 whole years young πŸ˜‚

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you had a great day. Can’t wait to see the book haul. I’m sure it will be fabulous.

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    1. Thanks! I’m getting ready to put through an order but they’re all preorders for June! So June will be the month πŸ™‚

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  23. Happy late birthday I hope you had a good one πŸ™‚ I just finished Wild Beauty and adored it is was so beautifully written and I also can’t wait for Kingdom of Ash to come out.

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    1. Thanks! I love the writing style in Wild Beauty. The longer it sits with me the more i love it!

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      1. Your welcome πŸ˜€

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  24. GJ Stevens says:

    Agree on all counts!

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  25. OMG, didn’t really know it was your birthday.. Apologies. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And belated happy birthday, πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best.

    Sorry about the anxiety you’ve been through. Last year until first months of this year, my depression really hit me hard that just like you, it affected every facet of my life. Even from reading I couldn’t get any joy and that’s ridiculous and scary. Really scary that I don’t find joy in reading anymore because it’s my favorite thing in the world, But well, thankfully I’m so much better now..

    And I think I’ll do this tag next month on my birthday. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! And no worries! Sorry you were dealing with depression. It’s especially scary when you can no longer find joy in the things you love the most. I find that it comes and goes. I’m in a bit of a funk this week but generally I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. I have a girls night planned this Friday so I’m sure that will help!

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday Shannah!! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a lovely birthday! I really need to read The Children of Blood and Bone especially being that the hype for it is worth it!

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    1. Children of Blood and Bone is definitely worth the hype!
      And thanks πŸ™‚

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  27. celinelingg says:

    I know I’m super late but anyway happy belated birthday Shanah!

    Ps: All of these books are awesome!

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  28. My Book Planet_Chhavi says:

    Thanks for the review! I love your blog. Great work, keep shining. Love, C.

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  29. Spunkyreads says:

    Saving this tag to do it on my bday in 10 days

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    1. Yay! Happy early birthday! 🎈

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  30. Spunkyreads says:

    And happy birthday to you! Hope you had a lovely day and many books to you

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  31. LisaDay says:

    Happy 13th anniversary of your 23rd birthday. That is the hilarious. I am pleased to hear you are feeling better. Great list.

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  32. Great list. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is the first time I read or hear about this Book Tag! Will tag you for sure when one of our birthdays will come! than kyou for the inspiration!

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    1. Great I’d love to see it πŸ™‚

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