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Stuck at Home Book Tag 🌺 Priority TBR & ‘Stuck at home’ Activities

Stuck at Home Book Tag

Hello fellow bookworms 🌺 As we’re all still spending a lot more time at home than usual, I wanted to do the Stuck at Home Book Tag, originally created by Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks. It’s a fantastic Tag that has so many great questions that I really wanted to answer and shine a light on things like ‘what have I been doing while stuck at home’ or ‘what books am I most wanting to read right now?’ As I only start my Master Course in October, I still have a lot of time left that I’m mostly spending at home, as I currently have no other obligations and am still trying to be careful, especially as I technically don’t have to go out much. I’m still making some trips into the city to have a change of scenery, as being cooped up inside all day is nice (revealing my hermit self) but can sometimes be a bit too much. I saw several people do this Tag, so I got inspired to do it as well πŸ’•

Edit: I just saw that Caitlin @ caitlinalthea had actually tagged meΒ  to do the Tag, so thank you for thinking of me! Definitely make sure to check out Caitlin’s blog, she’s such a lovely person with amazing, well-written posts πŸ’—

Me getting comfortable 🌺

Inspired to do the Tag by …

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer all the questions down below
  3. Pingback to the creator:Β Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  4. Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

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1) What are you currently reading?

Deadly Curious (Cindey Anstey) 🌺 Currently reading the Arc for an Upcoming blog Tour 😊

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2) What’s your favorite β€œcan’t leave the house” activity?

To be honest, a lot of my hobbies are indoors so I don’t have to leave the house to do them πŸ˜‚ With that being said, I, of course, love reading as much as I can in general and especially now as it puts my mind off things and helps me escape into other worlds. It’s great to escape some of my anxieties for at least a short time and the good news is that we have a porch, so I can even read outside and get a bit of sunlight 🌞 I also love playing games on my Nintendo – mostly the Zelda ones that I have been slowly collecting because they are a great blend of adventure and puzzle-solving! This is another thing that really relaxes me as it makes me focus on something other than my thoughts. Other activities I do are journaling (I have a Planner and Gratitude Journal, I’ve been keeping the latter to highlight all the good things happening and what I’m currently loving) as well as watching lots of YouTube Videos (I follow a mix of Booktubers, Studytubers, and people who generally do some ‘Lifestyle’ videos) 😊

 

Phil’s Animal Crossing Videos are everything to me ❀

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3) A book you’ve been meaning to read for forever?

A Court of Wings and Ruin (Sarah J. Maas) 🌺 I have been wanting to read AΒ  Court of Wings and Ruin since 2018, as this is when I binge-read the first two books and got really addicted to them. I wanted to immediately read the third book for some reason it never happened and I kept pushing it back. I actually started reading it for Tome Topple last November, but then life got in the way, so I still haven’t read it πŸ˜… I feel like I should have read it back then, because that was when I was most excited about the books and some time has passed now. I still hope to finally read this book this year, especially as more books are probably coming out soon. The 700 pages are a bit daunting, even though this should be a quicker read than most adult books that size!

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4) An intimidating book on your TBR?

The Broken Eye (Brent Weeks) 🌺 The most intimidating books on my TBR always tend to be the adult Fantasy ones as they are huge and dense πŸ˜… I love the Lightbringer series but I haven’t read past book 2 because it always takes so long and so much effort to read them. I still want to read The Broken Eye even though it’s really long (around 800 pages) and I know that it’ll take me maybe 2 weeks to get through. As much as I enjoy the worldbuilding and characters, the action scenes can be a bit dense, so this is why I’m still intimidated by the series. I’ll maybe make time for it sometime this year, especially as the last book in the series just came out, so I want toΒ  eventually finish all the books πŸ˜„

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5) Top Three Priority Books on your TBR?

I want to read all the books but here are the ones I’d like to tackle the most! Jackaby has been one of my favorite books of the year, yet I haven’t read the series, mainly because I don’t want this new favorite series to be over already 😒Nevertheless, now that I own all books, I’m hoping to continue on with Beastly Bones (book 2) as I’m genuinely excited to learn more about Jackaby and follow him and his team along on all of their adventures ❀ Another series I need to finish is the Renegades Trilogy! I actually did a reread of the first two books to prepare for diving into the last book Supernova, but after about a hundred pages I put it down again as I suddenly wasn’t in the mood for superheroes anymore. The book was good, but I feared that forcing me to read it now would sour some of my enjoyment, so I’m picking it up again soon πŸ’• The third book is one that I have been meaning to pick up since last year: The Gilded Wolves. I love Roshani Chokshi’s books so much, she’s got such a way with words and always manages to create the most vivid and interesting worlds. That’s why I’m super excited to finally get started on her newest series! πŸ₯°

🌺 Beastly Bones (William Ritter) 🌺 Supernova (Marissa Meyer) 🌺 The Gilded Wolves (Roshani Chokshi)

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6) Recommend a short book.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World (Debbie Tung) 🌺 I feel like graphic novels are perfect because they are mostly short, quick to read, and comforting to me. I started reading more of them last year but have already read way more than ever before in 2020. I just really love mixing up reading novels with a more visual format, it is really great to keep up my reading motivation. I’ve loved quite a few graphic novels recently but wanted to highlight Quiet Girl in a Noisy World because it was so relatable to me. It’s basically a collection of comics about what it’s like to be an introvert in a very loud and extroverted world. As a fellow introvert, a lot of the comics deeply resonated within me and made me feel understood, so if you also tend to recharge during your alone time, I feel like you’ll really like this graphic novel! Debbie Tung also has another one called ‘Book Love’ for all us fellow bookworms πŸ“š

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7) Recommend a long book.

The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan) 🌺 Long books tend to be a bit slow-moving sometimes, so I thought that I would recommend a book with 500+ pages that was more fast-paced and also funny. I barely talk about The Red Pyramid books in comparison to Rick Riordan’s other series’ so I thought I’d turn things around this time. It’s been a while since I read The Red Pyramid but I did read it 3 times in total and every time it’s a delight! I love the humor and action that Riordan always has in his books and I really like that this series is not centered around demigods. As much as I enjoy Camp Half-Blood and Co. it was really interesting to see The Red Pyramid involve Egyptian Mythology and feature magicians who could use runes and various other tools to tap into the potential of the gods. I also love the dual narrative between Sadie and her brother Carter as they both have such distinct (and contrasting personalities) that made this book a joy to read. Alongside the fast-moving plot, this doesn’t feel like it’s 500 pages at all! πŸ₯°

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8) Something you’d love to do while stuck at home?

Mostly I’m occupied with all my hobbies but I have been trying to write a lot more, now that I’m done with my Bachelor Thesis and have the energy and time again! I’ve been doing really well with my revision and even finished the second draft, so now it’s unto draft 3 and then some line-edits so I can polish my manuscript even further. I really enjoyed trying out editing (when I’ve never done it before) and getting back to my story, something that reignited my love for writing πŸ’— As this question also seems to be getting at something you’d like to try out while stuck at home I’m going to say Catch up some more on Netflix. Apart from watching together with my friend Sandra I still have so many shows that I want to start and I’ve been bad at making some Netflix Time. So I’m trying to get to the shows that I’m currently excited for the most! Apart from that, I would also love to listen to some more podcasts and maybe do some baking πŸͺ

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9) What do you plan on reading next?

Let’s Talk About Love (Claire Kann) 🌺 Judging by the time this post will go up I’ll most likely be reading Let’s Talk About Love! It’s another book I’m going to be reading for Prideathon and that I feel like I could really enjoy it.Β  I have been meaning to read Let’s Talk About Love for some time now, too! This is actually Claire Kann’s debut, but I read her second book If It Makes You Happy first and really loved it, which is why I want to read more books written by her! πŸ₯° Let’s Talk About Love sounds like a great, fast read and has a black asexual main character, so I definitely want to get to it!

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What is your go-to ‘stuck at home’ activity? What books are currently on your priority TBR? 🌺

18 thoughts on “Stuck at Home Book Tag 🌺 Priority TBR & ‘Stuck at home’ Activities

  1. I thought Quiet Girl In a NOisy Word was so cute! I really love Debbie Tung’s work!

    And I find that I’ve been spending most of my time reading, blogging, watching YouTube, and doing puzzles! But I also want to do more baking! I’ve already made banana bread this week, and I’m hoping to make a lemon meringue pie at some point over the summer as well!

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    1. So happy to hear that you liked Quiet Girl in a Noisy World as well! Debbie Tung’s art style is honestly so lovely πŸ₯° I’m definitely hoping to do some more baking a well! I have heard so many people baking banana bread and as I love bananas I want to try it out as well 😊 I hope your pie turns out to be really tasty!

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  2. Okay I’m so in awe that you’re so far along in your writing process πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Wow I can’t relate. Also, I’m so excited to see what you think about The Gilded Wolves! I personally didn’t like it very much, because I couldn’t connect to the characters, but I’m pretty sure you have a high chance of enjoying it!

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    1. Thank you! πŸ˜„ Currently, I’m not really productive when it comes to my writing, but I’m proud of how far I have come nevertheless! I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy The Gilded Wolves, I do think I’ll like it as I have loved everything else the author has put out so far πŸ™

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  3. Honestly, most of my hobbies are indoor hobbies, so I haven’t been too sad about staying inside during quarantine! πŸ˜… I remember you told me somewhere that you recently finished playing Ocarina of time? If I could find my long-lost DS, I would definitely try to play some older Zelda games! I’m new to gaming and Breath of the Wild is my first Zelda game, but I love it so much that I get emotional over accomplishing the smallest things and just by hearing certain songs, haha!

    I’m so happy you’re accomplishing so much with your WIP! 😊 Good luck with your editing! I’m trying to write my first draft, but I keep getting distracted by all of the edits I know I’ll have to do later, and by complications with my outline… I should try to work on it more today. πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m definitely glad that the majority of my hobbies are indoors, so things haven’t been an adjustment in that regard. Oh yes, I finished my first playthrough Ocarina of Time recently and it was such a great game, I really enjoyed it ❀ I’m happy to hear that you like Breath of the Wild, I hope to play it one day!

      Thank you! πŸ₯° I wish you all the best with your writing project! Writing the first draft can be hard, but it might help to keep an ongoing list of editing changes, just to get them out there for later 😊

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  4. Ahaha I relate to all of my hobbies being at home. Definitely same! And I’m glad you’ve been able to find time to write/revise while at home. Draft 3 is a huge accomplishment! And catching up on Netflix is also important πŸ˜€
    Ooh, I hope you enjoy The Gilded Wolves – I certainly did!

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  5. I loved reading this! I can definitely relate to most of your hobbies being indoors, I’m the same way ahah. And I’m so proud of your writing progress, this is AMAZING! πŸ₯°
    I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Gilded Wolves, I really liked it! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! πŸ₯° I’m trying to go outside more to take some walks and go running, but most of my hobbies will always be indoors πŸ˜„ Thank you!! I’m so happy that I’ve made it this far, even though my process has been a bit more slowly recently. I hope to finally get to The Gilded Wolves in July! ❀

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  6. yes to recommending the red pyramid! i’m so sad a lot of people read rick but haven’t read the kane chronicles — i reread the books last year and they were so much fun (and i love all the characters so much!!). and oh i’m so excited for you to read the gilded wolves! it’s such a good and entertaining books, and the heists/found family/characters are all to die for ❀ loved reading this post, caro!!

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    1. The Red Pyramid is definitely Rick Riordan’s most underrated series! I love the characters and story so much as well, I reread the books countless times and they are fun every time πŸ₯° I’ll read The Gilded Wolves for the Reading Rush and I’m sooo excited! Thank you ❀

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