I’m so thrilled to have been chosen by Cait at Paper Fury and Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts for the Coffee Book Tag and More Happy than Not! I’ve decided to do them together- doing the coffee tag as usual and sticking in my “More Happy than Not” moments below.
The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was adapted by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome as a companion to Adam Silvera’s upcoming novel More Happy Than Not. There aren’t any rules for this tag than to simply highlight ways you’ve been able to express happiness from the things—big and small—in your life.
Note: Many thanks to The Book Dame for helping me figure out how to make that picture above. She’d have made it better (less blurry, prettier) but I’m going to start with baby steps.
BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.
I was flying to Tennessee recently and was seated next to a man reading the Game of Thrones series. He had out a notepad and was showed me the notes at the end, which was about thirty pages long. I’m sure this is great for other people, but I read for entertainment, not to study. That interaction alone kind of turned me off to the series.
I am more happy than not when I’m flying. I love everything about airplane travel, except sitting next to scuzzy people.
PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.
The Night Before Christmas!
This lovely copy was actually given to me and my man by my Mother-In-Law on our first Christmas together! And the mugs were bought from me for my man on our last Christmas. There’s just something wonderful about things that can be described by the word “dapper.”
I am more happy than not when I’m with my family. Both of them.
HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?
The Artemis Fowl Series, by Eoin Colfer.
Artemis Fowl is a book I’ve re-read over and over again. I did a book report on it in the sixth grade that I still have till this day. Artemis was actually also my first book crush when I was younger. Evil mastermind who kidnaps innocent mythical creatures for money? Totally my type. (Anyone who’s met Cole would understand.) Also, the tail in this picture belongs to my cat, Finky, who is determined that she should be a part of these pictures. She’s in the Night Before Christmas one, too, behind the book.
(Behind the scenes with Danni Mae: )
I am more happy than not when I read amazing books. Obviously.
DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.
I wanted to say the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, (my review here) but I think I wanted to highlight a book that gets a little less attention. (Although, in my mind, there is no such thing as “too much attention” for Monsters of Men.)
White Cat by Holly Black
The plot twists alone in White Cat are enough to ensure that I’ll never forget about it. I think this is a book that deserves a lot more hype than it actually got. It was brilliant and interesting, and I’ll be reading the last book in the series, Black Heart, soon for review. And by soon I mean once I’m done getting all the other books I have to read out of the way. So not soon at all, sadly. But eventually.
Also, Finky misread this as “Grey Cat” and thought it was for her. (More behind the scenes)
I am more happy than not when my cat behaves. This doesn’t happen often.
THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT
Victorine E. Lieske
This is the author of Accidentally Married, a book I personally adored. (My review.) Accidentally Married is among my favorite books and definitely my favorite indie book. Also, look at that mug. Does it not just scream “hip”? And the fact that it has no coffee in it at all (who really wants to do all of those dishes? Cut me some slack) totally screams “Hipster.”
Lastly, wedding related, I am more happy than not whenever I’m with my man. He really is like a second half to me, and we go everywhere together.
Alright, lovely bloggers, there’s more to the tag, but I seem to have run out of mugs and also run out of patience for my cat trying to be in every picture. She may be photogenic, but her cockiness gets the best of her sometimes.
It may be cheap tagging people when I didn’t even do the whole tag, but I’m going to anyways!
For all of the questions, check out Paper Fury’s Coffee book tag, and have a lovely day!