Anything But Books Tag

Hey, Lovelies! It’s Monday again and a holiday (fortunately). Happy Labor Day everyone!

As promised, I am going to do a tag called Anything But Books, which is something I found in ThriceRead’s blog. It sounded really interesting and fun, and I thought it’d be a nice idea since I’ve been in a HIATUS mode for a while and I wanted my followers to know more about me and my life outside of books.

So, here it goes:

 

1. Name a cartoon that you love.

MR. BEAN! His silliness and humor appeals to everyone that even the most serious person in this world would crack.

 

2. What is your favorite song right now?

I would love to answer with a Korean song – but I’m going with Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur. I cannot get over this song no matter how many times I listen to it.

 

3. What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Watching Korean dramas, mostly. One can never get enough of Koreanovelas.

 

4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

Stalking their profiles. Kidding.

To be honest, I’m a predictable person… but I do love researching. Researching leads me to unexpected places on the Internet. And learn a lot of random stuff.

 

5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Foreign languages. It’s my dream to travel the world, and it would be helpful if I could manage to speak another language or two – aside from English and Filipino.

 

6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?

Sketching faces and drafting floor plans. Portraits are my forte, ’cause I don’t really do well in making full-body portraits, landscapes and other forms of drawing. Plus, I also love drawing hundreds of floor plans for a dream house. (I learned this in my 2 years of studying Civil Engineering)

 

7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.

I made a poem – and no. I am definitely not going to share it with anyone. It’s terrible.

 

8. What is your most recent personal project?

I was planning to plant cadena de amor in front of our house, but my mom banned me from doing it since she believes it’s bad luck. I don’t care at all, really, and I’m planning again to ask my friend for another cutting and then sneak it in this time into our garden. Pray be quiet to my mother, guys. 😄

 

9. Tell us something that you think about often?

How to get money for books. 😄

 

10. Give us something that is your favorite.

CHOCOLATE. I am a SLAVE to it.

 

11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.

I need to get back home and eat my spaghetti so my cat could enjoy the leftovers. He loves eating spag as much as me.

 


 

I hope I didn’t bore you guys with my answers. I know it looks like I’m rambling. But thanks anyway for tuning in!

Wishing you a great and productive week ahead! 🙂

Cheers!

-Jay

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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Good morning y’all whose souls are weary!

Here I am yet again for another book tag – The Totally Should’ve Book Tag – which I found on Thrice Read and was created by emmabooks.


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NUMBER ONE: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE GOTTEN A SEQUEL”

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Ahhh… Crosstalk by Connie Willis would be my top choice. This book had kept me on my toes from beginning to end and I would have liked to see more of Briddey and C.B. (and Briddey’s crazy family as well)!

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NUMBER TWO: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE GOTTEN A SPIN-OFF SERIES”

This has been a long-ago wish of mine but I had hoped Christopher Paolini would write  a spin-off series revolving around Angela the Herbalist from The Inheritance Cycle. But unfortunately, she remains a complete mystery to me ’til this day.

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NUMBER THREE: “AN AUTHOR THAT TOTALLY SHOULD WRITE MORE BOOKS”

Elise Kova and Romina Russell for sure, my two new favorite authors of the year. I simply loved their works – Elise’s Air Awakens series and Romina’s Zodiac series.

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NUMBER FOUR: “A CHARACTER THAT TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ENDED UP WITH SOMEONE ELSE”

So I’m gonna be cheating here a little bit. Instead of picking a character from a book, I’ll be picking one from a movie. And that person is the female protagonist of Heroine Disqualified – Matsuzaki Hatori – whom I firmly believe by all rights, should have ended up with the secondary male lead Hiromitsu-kun! Not only do they look great and happy together, but the guy is just so swoon-worthy and scores 100% on effort!

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NUMBER FIVE: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE ENDED DIFFERENTLY”

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Allegiant will always be my number one answer. I can’t explain how devastated I was when I first finished the series. It should’ve been that someone else who died!!!

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NUMBER SIX: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A MOVIE FRANCHISE”

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Hmm… I’d definitely love to see A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole on-screen.

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NUMBER SEVEN: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD ONLY ONE POINT OF VIEW”

I don’t really mind multiple point of views so long as they don’t hinder my reading process, but I have to say The Lorien Legacies should only have 1 POV, though it could be different people for each book. The POVs of the characters feel so similar together that I had difficulty distinguishing the switch between POVs.

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NUMBER EIGHT: “TOTALLY SHOULD’VE HAD A COVER CHANGE”

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 The Mercy of the Tide by Keith Rosson. Sorry, but I just didn’t love this cover.

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