Birthstone Book Covers: January – Garnet


The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out her blog!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

January’s birthstone is Garnet!

Let’s find some book covers in this color:

I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

Birthstone Book Covers: December – Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon

This month’s birthstone book cover is Turquoise, Tanzanite or Zircon for the month of December. The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out her blog!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

December’s birthstone is Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon.

Here is Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon:

Let’s find some book covers in this color:

I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

Birthstone Book Covers: November – Citrine and Topaz

This month’s birthstone book cover is Citrine and Topaz for November. This is such a beautiful birthstone! The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out her blog!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

November’s birthstone is Topaz with an alternate being Citrine.

Today is my birthday! 🎉🎊 Since I’m a November baby, I’ve always resonated with Topaz being the birthstone but I actually love Citrine being an alternate because I actually love Citrine too – I have a Citrine bracelet I love to wear. Topaz comes in blue or yellow but I’m just gonna go with the yellow color today since it’s what I think November is- fall with warm colors!

Here is Topaz:

Let’s find some book covers in this color:

I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

Halloween Book Covers Tag

Here’s a tag I saw on Kristin Kraves Books and I think it’s the perfect book tag to celebrate Halloween. So I thought I’d try it out too! The tag was originally created by Kit @ Metaphors and Moonlight.

Skull/Skeleton/Bones:

Pumpkin:

I don’t read books with pumpkin covers apparently! Had to google this one.

Blood:

I Still love this book cover and how subtle the blood was to me at first glance. I just loved the pink cover!

Spider, Bats, or other Creepy Creatures:

I like moths but I feel like they are used a lot in creepy book covers – maybe because of Silence of the Lambs? We do have this huge month in Hawaii that is huge(2 hand spans huge) and when it’s late at night and you see them hanging out on the ceiling of your porch – it can be frightening! lol…in filipino culture we always say it’s the spirit of a deceased loved one that is visiting us if you see one.

Something Witchy:

Love the musical but I didn’t read this book. I remember when it was so popular though!

Severed Body Part:

I can’t find a severed body part book cover for the life of me! So I’m going with Anatomy since it’s a book about medicine and they were doing surgery and cutting open bodies for science!

Full Moon:

Cemetery:

A book I still need to finish reading!

Haunted house:

This has a very haunted house in it!

Ghost:

Another book I’ve never read but always wanted to.

Classic Monster (vampire, werewolf, mummy, etc.):

I’m working on reading this one – I’m barely through chapter one. It seems like going to be an epic story though.

Candy:

I read this book, but I do not remember this being one of the covers for it! The one I read had a paper heart on it! But this works for this book tag.

Someone in a Costume/Mask:

This isn’t a mask or costume but it totally could be!

Orange and Black:

I heard mixed reviews about this one but the cover looks creepy and the closest to orange and black that I could find.

Something Creepy:

This cover looks pretty creepy with those hands on her face.

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween if you celebrate! What’s your favorite Halloween candy? For me it’s been Snickers and Twix. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Birthstone Book Covers: October – Opal & Pink Tourmaline

This month’s birthstone book cover is Opal and Pink Tourmaline for October. This is such a beautiful birthstone! The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out her blog!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

October has 2 birthstones – lucky them!

Here is OPAL:

Let’s find some book covers in this color:

OKAY that one was hard! 😆


And here is birthstone number 2: PINK TOURMALINE

Let’s check out some book covers in this beautiful color:


I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

Last, Now, Next Book Tag

Hi everyone! DiniPandaReads tagged me on this book tag and I think it’s pretty obvious by now that I like doing east tags lol. This one is very easy so let’s check it out:


The Rules

  • Link back to the original creator @ Shivakshiiifyblogs.
  • Show gratitude to the person who tagged you.
  • Mention these points in your post.
  • Tag as many bloggers as you want.
  • Have fun!

What was the last book you read?

The Serpent and the Wings of Nights by. Carissa Broadbent

Did this book meet your expectations?

It exceeded my expectations because I went in with very low expectations! I wanted a romantasy, one with an enemies to lovers vibe, an MC that isn’t naive and a story with vampires. It checked off all the boxes!

Would you recommend this book to people?

Definitely, especially if you like romantasy and vampires!


What is your current read?

Why did you pick this book?

Because of the author, and that cover! I also heard many good things about the story so this was a must read for me.

How much time do you think it’ll take you to finish your current read?

I would have been finished this week if I didn’t have so much going on plus my daughter caught the flu so I’ve been Nurse Mom again. Hopefully I can finish by this weekend or next.


What genre would you like to read next?

I’ve been reading a bunch of fantasy so I’ll switch up to contemporary romance – a few of my arcs, just to keep it balanced.

What would you like to pick: a long read or a short read?

I never want it too long or too short. A good 350+ book is perfect for me.


Mention some books you’re eyeing!

It’s fall so I want all the dark themed books!

This was such an easy tag to do! I’m not going to pick 5 people specifically so if you want to do this tag, go for it! Thanks for reading!

Birthstone Book Covers: September – Sapphire

This month’s birthstone book cover is Sapphire for the month of September. This is such a beautiful birthstone! The original creator of this book tag is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out her blog!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

Sapphire is the birthstone for September

If you are into gemstone properties it is said that Sapphire attracts abundance and blessings.

Let’s find some book covers in this color:

Blue is definitely one of the more popular book covers out there I think, my shelf has more blue book covers than any other color and sapphire blue really is lovely.

I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

5..4..3..2..1 Book Tag | 9/8/22

Hi everyone! I saw this tag on DiniPandaReads and thought it was a fun and simple one to do. So let’s try it out:

5 Books You Love

I’m choosing from the books I read this year since there are way too many books I love:


4 Auto Buy Authors

Auto-read, auto-buy, these are some of my favorites!


3 Fave Genres

My favorite genres are Romance, Young Adult (mostly everything), Fantasy


2 Places You Read

  • on the family room couch – which isn’t exactly the coziest, but it’s in my favorite room
  • in bed before sleeping


1 Book You Promise to Read Soon

Soon…I promise! I’m on chapter two but put it aside to finish arcs and need to get back to it. 😅

This was such an easy tag to do! I tag everyone who wants to do it. Thanks for reading!

Birthstone Book Covers: August – Peridot

I’ve been seeing this on one of my favorite blogs DiniPandaReads and thought to give it a try since I love book cover posts! The original creator is Leslie @ Books Are The New Black so go check out their blogs!

THE RULES

  • Mention the creator (Leslie @ Books Are The New Black ) and link back to me so I can see your post!
  • Pick 5+ book covers that match the current month’s Birthstone.
  • HAVE FUN!
  • Nominate people if you want!

Peridot is the birthstone for August

If you are into gemstone properties it is said that Peridot is the stone of compassion. It is supposed to bring you good health and peace by helping you balance emotions and thoughts.

Let’s see if we can find some book covers that match this very unique color:

That was hard! 😅 And you know what my kids like to call this color? Grellow (green-yellow). 😂 It’s my son’s birthstone and I think it’s as unique as he is. Happy birthday to all you August babies!

I nominate everyone! It’s a fun and easy tag to do so try it out. ☺️

ThursTag: The Book Snob Tag

Thank you to Elli @ AceReader for tagging me in The Book Snob Tag. I think I was a book snob when I was younger but not so much now. I have no energy to be one now 😅. Let’s see how I do with these questions:

Format Snob // You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, eBooks, or audiobooks?

If I had money to spend and space for shelves I would probably be a physical book snob. I can’t do audiobooks and I’ve tried a few times. For now though I do most of my reading with eBooks!


Adaptation Snob // Do you always read the book before watching the film/ TV show?

I used to read most of the books before the film/TV Show came out because years ago YA books or just books I read in general would hardly make it to the screen. That changed with Twilight. But yeah I never expected the books I read would make it on the screen but it’s a whole new ballgame now! So many books are making it to the screen that now I have no time to read them all beforehand – so I don’t! Plus I used to be critical of book adaptations – but now I just realize they are two different beasts and I can love both without stressing about every little change. 😅


Ship Snob // Would you date or marry a non-reader?

I have dated non-readers but I did marry someone who is a reader (or used to be lol). He’s more of a gamer than reader but he comes from a family of readers so his mom is always gifting me books, which is sweet. Now our kids are readers, which is nice!


Genre Snob // You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?

I can ditch horror. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Thrillers and Suspense is a good substitute for me.


Community Snob // Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?

I think romance always gets hated on but it’s the genre that got me addicted to reading so I love romance. Sometimes it’s hard for me to enjoy a book without even a little bit of romance in it.


Snobbery Recipient // Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?

I can’t say I’ve ever been snubbed but I’ve always felt my love of Young Adult would make people wonder why I bother reading it at my age, 43 going on 44! 😆 But hey…I like to reminisce about my young adult years – it’s when life is starting and I have to escape from adulting okay?! lol…most people leave me alone since the people around me don’t read. 🤷🏻‍♀️


No obligation to do this of course, but I tag:

Etta @ chonkybooks | Ali @ Ali’s Books | Kaya @ A Fictional Bookworm

Thanks for reading! ~ Yolanda