Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award, The NOPE! Book Tag, and The Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag.
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week ☀️ I don’t know about you, but for me these past few days have blown by. I guess it’s because I’ve been very busy, but at least that means we’re closer to Christmas ☃️!! Today, I bring you a very long post because I’ve had the great honor of being tagged in one award and two book tags!! I really didn’t want to delay these, so I decided to do them all in one go (which I’m really questioning right about now 👀). Even though I do tend to rant on these kind of posts, I’ll try to be as concise as possible with my answers so that it doesn’t drag on too much. Thank you to everyone who tagged me and I’ll be linking their blogs down below, so please check them out 😄!
Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award
Thank you so much for tagging me Georgia, and sorry I took so long to answer! Her blog is Lost in Neverland and it’s filled with fun and relatable content.
- Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
- Answer their questions.
- Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
- Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
- List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
- Provide the link of the Award creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger award as Rising Star from: https://idealinspiration.blog
#1. Which book series do you wish you never read?
I don’t really regret reading any series, however I still question why I picked up Rebecca Serle’s Famous in Love trilogy (actually a duology) 🤔 I read this years ago and didn’t like it that much. Besides, the second book ended in a cliffhanger and the third one never came out.
#2. Do you read best at night or in the day?
I read whenever I can honestly. But, since quarantine started, I’m reading more during the nights — it’s my way to unwind and relax. Though, when I’m really into a book, there’s no way that anyone can take it away from me. I don’t do ANYTHING until I finish it. It’s not ideal and often messes up my day 😅
#3. Do you have any advice on how I can improve my blog/writing?
I don’t think I’m the best person to give advice since I’m still learning myself (and also I think you’re blog is amazing). Just make sure to write things that interest you and that you enjoy talking about. I think it can be pretty easy to let yourself be influenced by everyone else, which is not bad AT ALL. I just mean don’t let that keep you from writing what you want to write 😉
#4. Which fictional characters do you wish you knew in real life?
This question comes up so much in tags and I always say Magnus Bane. So this time I’ll say Verity (from Verity by Colleen Hoover), maybe she’ll tell me what actually happened at the end of that book 🙄
#5. If you could visit any fictional world, where would you go?
Currently, From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It all sounds beautiful with the Blood Forest and Atlantia… 😍 I would love to got there, but only as a tourist 😬
- Meg @ Meg’s Magical Musings
- Riddhi @ Whispering Stories
- Soph @ Soph’s Book World
Of course, no pressure. If it’s not your type of thing or you’re too busy don’t worry about this ☺️
- Which is one of your favorite book characters ever and why?
- Which is one of your LEAST favorite book characters ever and why?
- What book left you speechless after finishing it?
- If you could pick one book that everyone in the world had to read, which one would it be?
- What is one of your biggest pet peeves in books and writing?
The NOPE! Book Tag
Riddhi @ Whispering Stories nominated me for this tag and I’m super excited about it. I don’t usually talk about things that I don’t like (though I’m becoming more comfortable with it recently 😬), so this is a great way to branch out! Her answers to all these were hilarious and so true, so definitely head on to her blog and read the post. This was created by Zoe over at All Booked on Youtube
NOPE! Ending: a book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage or simply because the ending was crappy.
The ending of Lord of Shadows isn’t bad or crappy, but I couldn’t believe that actually happened. It was devastating and heartbreaking 💔
NOPE! Protagonist: a main character you dislike and drives you crazy.
I think that Tris from Divergent is kind of annoying. I never finished Allegiant, but in the first two books I didn’t like her very much.
NOPE! Pairing: a ‘ship’ you don’t support.
Now, that we’re talking about Divergent, let’s just say I’m not the biggest fan of Tris and Four either 🤷🏽♀️
NOPE! Genre: a genre you will never read.
I don’t want to say that I will never read a specific genre. I’m always open to different types of books and I think they’re all important. But, if I had to choose one, it would be Non-Fiction only because it’s the one I read and enjoy the least.
NOPE! Book Format: book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.
I don’t hate any type of book format. They’re all great and work for different types of people with different responsibilities and lifestyles. I personally have never listened to an Audiobook, so I guess that would be my answer, but I’m not against them. In fact, I’m looking forward to the day I can listen to one, but currently, that’s not possible for me.
NOPE! Trope: a trope that makes you go NOPE.
The I’m-not-like-other-girls trope is HORRIBLE 🙄 It’s so overdone and stereotypical. Whenever I read it, it makes me want to pull my hair out.
NOPE! Recommendation: a book recommendation that is constantly pushed at you, that you simply refused to read.
My family is constantly pressuring me to read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. I don’t want to say that I’ll never read it, but I don’t think this is the type of book I’ll enjoy 😕
NOPE! Cliche: a cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.
I don’t really like Purple prose. Yes, it’s beautiful, but it has a time and place. I don’t like when authors decorate every single thing that they write. I much prefer plain, simple writing.
NOPE! Love Interest: the love interest that is not worthy of being one.
Definitely Patch from Hush Hush. I just don’t get it 🤨
NOPE! Book: a book that shouldn’t have existed.
I sincerely believe that every book has a purpose and is important in some regard. Yet, I’m still trying to understand the relevance of That Boy by Jillian Dodd. I’m sorry if you’re a fan, but NOPE.
NOPE! Villain: a villain you would hate to cross.
I would hate to cross Dolores Umbridge because if I did,
I would kill her without a second thought 🔪🩸 And I really don’t want to be a murderer 😒 something really bad would undoubtedly happen.
NOPE! Death: a character death that still haunts you.
There are many, but let’s just say that the ending of Mockingjay is very indeseable (that’s in Spanish but there’s no direct translation and that’s the word that best describes it, sorry 😬). I know it’s supposed to be a pivotal moment or something, but I just don’t understand why THAT character had to die.
NOPE! Author: an author you had a bad experience reading for and have decided to quit.
Again, I don’t like to just quit on authors because there is always room for growth and I could love any of their books. However, since I read Shiver and didn’t like it (after having high expectations), I have been avoiding Maggie Stiefvater. I really want to read some of her other books, but I just can’t bring myself to it.
Again, no pressure if you guys don’t want to this tag ☺️ I nominate:
The Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag
I was tagged for this by Cherelle @ Cherelle the Bibliophile. Her blog is wonderful and so fun, definitely check it out if you haven’t yet!
🎃 Pumpkin Spice Latte 🎃
A book you didn’t think you’d love
Definitely S.E. Hinton’s That was Then, This is Now. It shines a light on how people grow apart with time (sounds depressing but it’s good).
🍎 Hot Apple Cider 🍎
A book that got you a bit hot under the collar
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang is very steamy, which was a bit unexpected.
🍫 Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate 🍫
A book that felt like a warm hug
I recently finished In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren and even though I didn’t love it, the Christimas-y vibes were very welcomed and definitely made me even more excited for the holidays (if that’s even possible).
🍂 Maple Pecan Latte 🍂
A book you enjoyed that was hard to get into
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I hate bugs, so this was disturbing, but I actually read it twice. The second time around I enjoyed it much more and was able to really appreciate the story.
💨 London Fog 💨
A vanilla character
Wanda from The Host without a doubt!
☕️ Hot Buttered Rum ☕️
A book that was velvety smooth to read
Even though it’s supposed to be kind of a sad book, I would pick Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott. It was short, easy, and heart-warming.
❄️ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew ❄️
A character whose temperament is icy cold
Zara Dearborn from Queen of Air and Darkness. She is a b*tch.
🍂 Salted Caramel Mocha 🍂
A book that you’re salty about
I’m still a bit salty about Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series). I was very excited for it because I thought it had so much potential, but it was very disappointing.
🍯 Honey Bee Latte 🍯
A character who is sweet
Blaire from Kiss My Cupcake. She owns a bakery and is always making amazing sweets and desserts, besides the fact that she is an incredibly good person of course.
🍂 Gingerbread Latte 🍂
A character you’d take home for Christmas
Is it mean if I pick Dominic from Love Her or Lose Her? His love language is Acts of Service, so I think he would be pretty helpful 😅
I nominate whoever is in the mood to do a fall tag ☺️
This is probably the longest post I have EVER written, so if you’re still here thank you so much and props to you!! I would love to know your answers to these questions, so please let me know in the comments ☺️ I hope you all have a great day!
23 thoughts on “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award, The NOPE! Book Tag, and The Pumpkin Spice Latte Tag.”
Nice blog xx
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it ☺️
Your answers were so good! I’m still yet to read From Blood and Ash and you’re selling it even more!
I am in love with Blood and Ash!! (obsessed more like it 😅) I really hope that you get around to reading it soon and that you like it! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I thought it was amazing, specially the second book ☺️
Oh my, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who didn’t enjoy DIvergent, the concept was pretty cool but the characters felt a little bland 🙁 AND AHH MOCKINGJAY SMASHED MY HEART I KNOW RIGHT… thanks for taking time to do the tag Pilar!
Thank you for nominating me! I had so much fun answering the questions ☺️
Thank you so much for tagging me!!! I’m loving all these *scandalous* questions and I can’t wait to answer them myself 😊 Oh my gosh I so agree about the Mockingjay deaths…. why did that have to happen 😭 And I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy Shiver! I read Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys earlier this year and absolutely loved it 😍 I hope you have better luck with her books if you do decide to give them another chance!! Great post Pilar 🥰
I really want to read The Raven Boys, it’s been on my TBR forever 😥!!
I can’t wait to read your answers Abby 😄!! I really hope you have some unpopular opinions of your own to spark some debates in the comments 👀
I enjoyed reading your answers. I heard Veryity is good. Do you recommend it?
I definitely recommend it!! It’s amazing 🤩 Though I’m a bit biased cause I love every single one of Colleen’s books 😅 But there’s no doubt that it’s an incredibly well thought out story and definitely leaves you thinking. The situation and the plot are unlike anything I’ve ever read before — 100% a page turner. Still, it’s extremely disturbing (cause it’s a psychological thriller), so be cautious of that.
Thanks, I will keep that in my mind when I read it😄
Thank you so much for tagging me! I really like these tags and they seem really fun to do, I liked reading all of your answers (even though I loved Patch in Hush, Hush but oh well 😆)
Hush Hush was recommended to me a lot and I actually read over half of the series, but it just wasn’t for me 😬
I can’t wait to read your answers ☺️!!
Thanks for nominating me.
Tagged you back for: https://megsdailymusings.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/this-or-that-book-tag/
Thank you!! Can’t wait to do the tag 😄!
Thanks for nominating me Pilar! I enjoyed reading your answers to the award and the tags! Also, funny thing is that I recently got nominated for an Ideal Inspiration award and I was going to nominate you! And in case you are wondering, I will do this one too! I think I am gonna enjoy answering your questions!
I can’t wait to read your answers and I’m glad you liked mine ☺️!! And thank you for the almost nomination 😉
Well, the answers will be out this Thursday!
Well, I definitely didn’t mind the long post 😊 I loved getting to read all your answers to these, especially all those unpopular opinions! 😂 Those juicy questions are definitely the most interesting ones! Let’s just say I’m insanely curious now about what is wrong with “That Boy” to make you hate it so much – though probably still not curious enough to go read it myself, lol 😂😂 I’ll trust your judgment there 😉
I’m glad you liked it ☺️ I tried to be as brief possible so that it wouldn’t be too tedious to read 😅
The thing with That Boy is that it exceeds all the clichés and stereotypes that we know and are present in many books. The things that happen are very very VERY unrealistic, the plot is weird and almost nonexistent, and the story completely relies on the romance, which isn’t good either 😬 I don’t think I’ve ever had so many negative things to say about one book. I would really like to talk with a fan though, cause then maybe I could understand why they like it so much 👀