Tag Tuesday:The Beauty and the Beast Tag

The Beauty and the Beast tag was created by Krista at Books and Jams and Lisa at Brand New Book Smell.

 I am so excited for the release of the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie coming out on March 17, 2017!  I’m not often a movie goer, I tend to wait for movies to be released on DVD or on streaming services to watch them.  I’m such a fan of Beauty and the Beast that I will be going to the movie theater to see this movie.  I can’t wait!  🙂  So, I thought it was the perfect time for a Beauty and the Beast book tag.

1.Belle: She just wants more then this provencial life.  Tell about a book that takes you to another place. 

When I think about a book that takes me to another place, the book the immediately comes to mind is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  The circus that just appears and nobody knows when or where it will appear, is filled with so much beauty.  Erin Morgenstern writes with such beautiful imagary that I was swept away into the magic of the circus every time I sat down to read it.  It’s a book that definitely took me to another place, the beauty that is that of The Night Circus.


 disney beauty and the beast beautyandthebeast2. Beast: He can be a bit scary, but inside he’s a softy.  Choose a book who’s cover doesn’t match the story.

I’m going to go with a book I read a few years ago that I remember to be quite a gripping, page turning read.  However, by just looking at the cover, it hardly looks like a book that will tug at your heart stings and keep the reader wanting to know what happens next, rooting for this young boy and his mom…


 Disney beauty and the beast idea maurice inventor3. Maurice: Belle’s eccentric but loveable father.  Choose a book that is out of your comfort zone or your normal reads, but you ended up loving it.

I recently read Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I loved it!  I put it off based on the cyborg and science fiction elements in it’s Cinderella retelling.  I don’t read a lot of science fiction novels.

Here is my recent review of Cinder if you are interested in more of my thoughts on this book.


beauty and the beast 4. Mrs. Potts: Nurturing and motherly character.  Choose a character who takes care of others like a mother might.

I’m going to go with the cliche answer of Mrs.Weasley from The Harry Potter series for this one.  I can’t think of a better mother/mother-like character.


 beauty and the beast5. Chip: Adorable and makes us smile.  Choose your favorite children’s book.

My favorite children’s books that always make me smile are the Anne of Green Gables series.  I am in the process of re-reading this series as an adult and it is just pure joy to read them again.


*Goodreads link is for a different edition of the Anne series.  The edition shown above is not currently on Goodreads.

 Cheezburger disney beauty and the beast gaston6. Gaston: Smarmy and arrogant.  Choose a character who’s over the top with his (or her) arrogance.

I’m going to choose a character from one of my most recent reads, Queen Levana from Cinder.


 dancing singing beauty and the beast twirl7. Lumiere: Smooth-talking, swoon worthy cassanova.  Choose a character with these characteristics.

I don’t swoon over characters in books, so this is a tough question for me.  The only answer I can think of are the men in the Colleen Hoover books that I have read, Slammed, November 9 and It Ends With Us.  Colleen Hoover creates male characters who are extremely flawed, but also have a loveable side especially to the main female character in her books.  Somehow, as the background to these flawed male characters is revealed, you find a part of you loving them and rooting for the relationships.  Since, they are characters that could be unlikeable, but become likeable in some ways, I would say that they are smooth-talking cassanovas.


 disney cartoon beauty and the beast8. Cogsworth: He was a bossy, no-nonsense leader of the household.  Choose a character who takes charge and is the voice of reason for those around them.

Elfrida and Aunt Carrie from Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher were both take charge, voice of reason characters.  They pull this unlikely cast of characters together who all end up at an old Victorian home in Scotland and they find love and family in a most unplanned, unlikely way.


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Tag Tuesday:The To Be Read Tag

The To Be Read Tag was originally created by A Perfection Called Books.

I heard about this tag from E.M. Paperbound.

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I mainly use Goodreads to keep track of my TBR pile.  Also, I just recently cleaned out my bookshelves and made sure all of my unread physical books were all together on my shelves.

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

My TBR pile is mostly physical (print) books.

How do you determine which book from yout TBR pile to read next?

I do make TBRs at the start of each month for that month, but I am a mood reader. My monthly TBRs are just suggestions of books that I would like to read within the month.  If I’m in the mood for a book on my monthly TBR, I will pick that book.  I will also choose a book from my TBR if it’s a book of the month for a Goodreads group I participate in or a read-a-long scheduled for the particular month.  Or, sometimes I will just scan my TBR shelves until a book jumps out at me as the one to read at that time.

A Book that’s Been on Your TBR for the Longest?


This book has been on my Goodreads TBR since October 31, 2012!

A Book You Recently Added to Your TBR


I currently have this book checked out of the library and I’m hoping to read it in March.

A Book in Your TBR Strictly Because of its Beautiful Cover


A Book on Your TBR that You Never Plan on Reading


An Unpublished Book on Your TBR that You’re Excited For

Caraval Book#2 by Stephanie Garber.  There’s no cover or title for this book yet.


A Book on Your TBR that Basically Everyone’s Read but You


I will complete this series this year!  🙂

A Book on Your TBR that Everyone Recommends to You


A Book on Your TBR that You’re Dying to Read

Just one!  Ummm…


How Many Books are on Your TBR Shelf?

Waaaay too many to count!  I’m trying to read off my shelves (or the library) this year because I bought so many books in 2016.  I’m not on a book buying ban, but I’m trying to focus on reading the books I’ve already purchased and not buy too many more books this year.

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