Valentine’s Day Book Tag

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope y’all are having a great one! Since I don’t have a date today, I’ll just stay at home, relax, and do things that I love. Today I’m doing something different, for the first time on my blog—a Book Tag!!

I found this tag on afangirlsopinion‘s blog and thought it’s really fun so I decided to do the tag as well. I love asking and answering questions (except math-related ones) because I think it’s a really good way to get to know people a little deeper.

1. What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?

Back when I was still too young to read and appreciate books, my Aunt gifted me this really thick and beautiful book of fairytales. I think my Mom failed to hide it away from me because by the time I learned how to read, I found the book with lots of doodles and torn pages (of course, my own doing). But I still loved it, nonetheless. It’s the book that really got me into reading.

2. What book(s) would you like to give as a gift to someone else?

L’art de la Simplicite : How to Live More With Less by Dominique Loreau. I think a lot of people can benefit from this book (especially me lol).

3. If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?

A book subscription box. I’ve been wanting one for a very long time (I recently subscribed to fairyloot’s february box), so I can only imagine how thrilling it is to receive one. It’s like Pandora’s box but instead of evil, you get lots of goodies and happiness.

4. If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?

If I were rich, an all expense paid trip to a place/country of their choosing. I love traveling and I know the joys of it, so I’d love to share it with someone.

5. What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?

I’d try my best to look grateful, of course, I’d still thank them. I mean, even though I didn’t like the gift, it’s enough that they even thought of giving me one. Besides, I can gift it to someone else who would like it more than I do?

6. Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day.

Omg. This is hard! I’m not big on purely romance books but I think I’ll go with One Crazy Summer by Ines Bautista-Yao. She is a Filipino author. I’ve read this book waaaaay back in college and thinking about it now makes me wanna read it again! It’s just an adorable romance book with lots of yummy recipes inside. Perfect for Valentine’s day.

7. Mention a film you love to watch on Valentine’s Day.

My favorite Movie/s of course: the Before Trilogy.

8. Mention a few of your favourite OTP’s.

Lou and Reid from Serpent & Dove, Camille and Lazare from Enchantée, and from my current read Woven in Moonlight; Ximena and Rumi.

9. Which fictional character would you like to see at your door with a bouquet of roses? 

Lots of them! But maybe I’d go with Lucien Rookwood from A Throne of Swans because he’s sexy af.

10. Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.

I don’t know if I’m entitled to do this because I’m fairly new and need some guidance as well, but here we go…

First, don’t let perfectionism hinder your creativity. I’ve struggled with this for a very long time and I know how frustrating it can be; to feel like your works are never good enough. Please just keep creating. As long as you know you gave your best, someone out there will love and appreciate your work.

Second, start small. Start with a small goal. Say, blog once a week or twice a month. Then gradually improve from there. Give your self some time to adjust so you won’t get overwhelmed with lots of things at once. Sometimes pressure can makes us want to quit so please, don’t pressure your self. Take it easy and always remember to have fun! ♥

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