Monday, April 9, 2018

THE WRITER'S BOOK TAG // disney world + my crying heart

I was tagged three times for The Writer's Book Tag, which is definitely a sign that I absolutely must do it. Now, after an unheavenly long period of time, I am finally here to knock it off my tag to-do list! (which isn't too very long, and I still love receiving tags, so keep on giving them to me, my friends!!)

The lovely taggers were Jem Jones, Lilah (from the collab post on MK's blog), and Sarah Rodecker. Thank you, friends, for pressuring me so conspiratorially to do this one! <3

Just kidding. I didn't feel any pressure. At least... not a lot.


1. Shout out to the blogger who tagged you. (in this case, bloggers plural. xD *check mark*)
2. Tag three people (I don't know 'bout that...)
3. Use the graphic. (can I be a rebel? No?? *grumbles*)

~FIRST DRAFT: a book or series you've never read before~

Soooooo many. There are lots and lots of books and series on my TBR pile - and in the world in general, seeing as this question isn't specific in the least. It may be right up there with the most infuriating bookish questions of all, next to the infamous "What is your favorite book?"

Let's go with the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. The covers are way too creepy for my tastes, but I've heard the books are good - kinda creepy, but not full-on horror. They look very interesting.

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~SECOND DRAFT: a book or series you didn't like as much the second time you read it~

I'm having such a hard time thinking of a book I didn't like as much the second time around. I guess I don't usually reread books to begin with??

I seriously cannot think of ANYTHING. *facepalm*

~FINAL DRAFT: a book or series you've liked for a really long time~

The Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson is one. These books are alongside Sisters Grimm in the category of "my favorite MG series of all time." (They're very mature, though, so I recommend them to YA readers too!! Seriously, GO READ THEM) The first time I read the books was when I was... twelve? They're action-packed, feelsie at parts, and are centered around the premise of characters from Disney movies coming alive in Disney World.

I want to reread them sometime, because the nostalgia is killing me. :') I've never been to Disney World in my life, but if I ever do, I will kind of know my way around thanks to Kingdom Keepers!

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~KILLING OFF YOUR CHARACTERS: a book or series that made you cry~

My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson makes me tear up every time I read it.

The end of Allegiant by Veronica Roth broke my heart and crushed my soul. I seriously hated that book, though. Ugh.

Maybe I was tired that day, but a certain part in Heart of Courage by Lois Walfrid Johnson made a tear or two roll down my cheek. That was a long time ago, but I remember because I wrote a journal entry about it.

OH, and Heartless by Marissa Meyer came soooooo close to making me tear up. SO CLOSE. :'(

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I could name a few more that definitely would have made me cry if I were the type to cry over books. My tear ducts were fine, but was my heart fine?

My heart was crying, all right? Let's put it that way.

~PLOT HOLES: a book or series that disappointed you~

Most recently, The Sound of Life and Everything by Krista Van Dolzer. It was a cool idea, but it wasn't executed very well. For example, it attempted to mix science fiction with historical fiction, but in my opinion, the attempt failed. Miserably...

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~WRITER'S BLOCK: a book or series you haven't finished~

The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. I've only read the first two books, but I'm going to read the rest eventually. It's just taking me a while to get to it, that's all. It's good spy fiction, and both my mom and brother tell me that if I liked books 1 and 2 (which I did!), then I'll definitely like the rest of the books. And I'm taking their word for it. <3

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I just wish Alex had a sidekick to banter with, you know?? He's all on his lonesome. But then again, he does live an extremely dangerous, action-packed life, so I'm not sure how many friends he wants.

He wouldn't want anyone he cares about to get hurt, after all.

~FEEDBACK: a book or series that you would recommend to anyone~

Well, I definitely recommend the Bible to anyone and everyone. It's the living, breathing Word of God, and the most important book in the whole world, so... yeah.

But other than that? *ponders* Well, the beloved classic Anne of Green Gables appeals to a fairly wide range of age groups, does it not? It's not so much a boy's book, though, so I probably wouldn't recommend it to a guy, but in almost every other respect, it's a very recommendable book. So Anne of Green Gables it is! :D

I do believe that's all the questions! I have to say, this tag connects reading and writing in such a creative way. I love it! xD

Unfortunately, I can't think of three people to tag. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if literally ALL my blogger friends have already done it. I'M SO BEHIND.

Therefore, I'll be taking the easy route. Whoever you are, if you have never done this before on your own blog, consider yourself tagged by yours truly! *bows*

Have you ever been to Disney World?
Do you like spy fiction?
How's NaNo going for all you lovely Campers???
Talk to me in the comments!

~ Lila Kims


  1. This was fun to read! Awesome tag!

    I've never been to Disney World or Disney Land. It doesn't actually appeal to me. XD

    I haven't read enough spy fiction to know if I like it or not. XD

    No NaNo for this writer. Too stressful. But editing is going well. :D

    Anyway, awesome job with the tag. It was fun to see your answers. I think I did this one a while back. The graphic looks familiar. XD XD

    ~Ivie| Ivie Writes

    1. Thanks, Ivie!

      Hehe, it appeals to me a little. Not a lot, but... xD

      I haven't read much either, but I thiiiiink I've read enough to have an opinion on the genre?? :D

      Camp isn't stressful unless you set yourself a huge goal that you have to reaaallly push to complete. With Camp, you can set ANY goal. *shrug* But I totally get you! xD And I'm glad editing is going well!!

      Thank you again, Ivie!! You probably have done it, lol! xD xD

  2. I'm afraid I've never been to Disney....I'd love to go someday, though! My bestie is conspiring for us both to go together someday ;)

    NaNo is going AMAZING! I'm over halfway to my word goal, and even though it can be stressful goodness, I'm just flying through this draft, AND I made a very rough outline so I know where I'm going! *hyperventilates* We're gonna do this! *hopeful grin*

    Amazing post as usual! <3

    1. You're either a superhuman writer or you're crazy... HOW ARE YOU HALFWAY THROUGH YOUR GOAL ON DAY 9???!!!

      XD XD

    2. You know what??? I HAVE NO IDEA! I think it has something to do with days off from school when I've written upward of 7,000 words in one day....*scremas* *hysterically*

    3. Me too! It sounds like a fun place!

      AAAAAHHH, THAT'S SO CRAZY AND AWESOME!!! *flails* GO, FAITH, GO! YOU'RE AN EPIC SUPERHUMAN WRITER!!! (Basically echoing Ivie's sentiments here. :D)

      Thanks, girl! <3

  3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children wasn't my favorite book ever, it was just really choppy in my opinion, but you might like it. :)

    And Heartless was so heartbreaking, it still hurts to think about it.

    1. Okay, thanks for your thoughts! I don't know yet if I'll read it, but I might try it, idk. :)

      I KNOW, RIGHT?? It hurt my heart for sure.

  4. I love reading your answers, and I LOVE Anne of Green Gables too.
    P.S. I have never done this tag, does this mean I'm tagged?

    1. Thanks, Quinley!! And ME TOO, that book is beautiful. <3

      Sure! If you wanna do it, consider yourself tagged by me! :D

  5. That Watson gif was PERFECT. I could hear it in his voice, too. XD

    I used to love Anne of Green Gables. I read all her books over and over. I don't think I have flipped one open in a loooong time, though!

    More Heartless feels. Maybe it's about time I put it on my TBR...

    1. Yay! I thought it fit pretty well! xD

      Cool! You should reread it. I want to at some point! I love it! <3

      YES, READ IT. The feeeeeeels...

  6. I need to read Heartless! I've heard such good things.

    1. YES, YOU DO!!! The hype doesn't disappoint. Not in my opinion, at least. :D

  7. Wow, this was absolutely a lot of fun to read, Lila!

    Don't worry, I'm very behind too. (makes note to send a tag or two to Lila)

    Camp is going...fairly well. In spite of software crashes and the slow writing, things are going okay! (BTW - did you get the Google Doc I sent you?)


    1. Why, thank you, Catherine!

      :D :D They can be hard to keep up, can't they?

      I'm glad to hear things are going okay! Every word we write is excellent progress!!

  8. Lila, trust me, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is really over hyped! It was so terrible, and super scary! It is one of the few books that I wish I had never read. I mean, the idea was an okay one, but it was executed very badly and in a ver gross/creepy way. (And no, I am not just freaked out because there was a character named Clare. Okay, maybe I am.)

    1. Interesting thoughts! Thanks for sharing, Clare! <3 I might still try it, idk. But I greatly appreciate hearing your opinion! :)

  9. Such a fun post! I've been blessed to be able to go to Disney World at least twice a month for the past several years. <3 It's my happy place. :D I haven't read nearly enough spy fiction, I need to read more. ^.^ NaNo is going okay! I'm feeling good getting words on the page :D

    ~ Abby

    1. Thank you! And WOW, twice a month! That's awesome. <3 I hope maybe I'll get the opportunity someday to visit the place. :D

      It's a fun genre!

      That's great, Abigail!! It feels good to make progress, doesn't it? :D

  10. I do like spy fiction! Unfortunately I don't get around to reading it very often, as I don't see many YA spy fiction books, for some reason? I did have to read "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" for school, which wasn't bad! I'm afraid the characters were just far too smart for me, so I couldn't follow their plans... xD

    Wonderful post! <3


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