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Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Birthstone Book Tag


Today, I was tagged by Grace, over at Fictionally.to participate in the Birthstone Book Tag. Thank you so much for the tag, Grace!! :)


January garnet: Name a character you think is evil/dark.

Hmm... I'm going to have to go with Bellatrix Lestrange from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Because she's incredibly awesome evil. ;)

February amethyst: Name a book you think of as regal.

Regal? Oh, well, I suppose I'd have to say The Wulver's Rose by Hayden Wand. BECAUSE IT'S SO GOOD.

March aquamarine: Name a character you think of as weak, or more of a follower.

As much as I adore Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Heartless, probably its protagonist, Una.

April diamond: Name a book you love, but isn't very well known.

I can give you twelve! Robin Hardy's series The Annals of Lystra and The Latter Annals of Lystra. PEOPLE NEED TO READ THEM. NOW.

May emerald: Name two characters who balance each other out.

Eanrin and Imraldera from Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Tales of Goldstone Wood series. For certain.

June pearl: Name a character that is loyal.

Oh! Oh! Don't get me started! (There are so many choices!) But I suppose I can only narrow it down to three -- Percy from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympian series, Connie from Julia Golding's The Companions Quartet, and Gogu from Juliet Marillier's Wildwood Dancing.

July ruby: Name a book that aggravates you/makes your blood boil.

Definitely Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. Between the terrifying dystopian society, the entirely un-relatable characters, and the overly descriptive writing, I could not stand it. Plus the fact that I would rather not read about a government that burns books.

August peridot: Name a supporting character you preferred to the main character.

(*glances at bookshelf behind her*) (*looks back*) I'm sorry. I've got nothin'.

September sapphire: Name a book you found to be calming.

Shantelle Mary Hannu's A Dream Not Imagined, for sure!

October opal: Name a book with a pretty cover.

Only one?! Umm... Anne Elisabeth Stengl's Heartless, Shadow Hand, Golden Daughter, and A Branch of Silver, a Branch of Gold; Rooglewood Press's Five Enchanted Roses and Five Magic Spindles collections; Bridget Zinn's Poison; the two-hundred-fifty-six-page edition of Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond; the 2006 Puffin Books ebook edition of John Flanagan's The Ruins of Gorlan; and Juliet Marillier's Wildwood Dancing.

November topaz: Name a book with a resilient protagonist.

Maybe Dierdre from Robin Hardy's Chataine's Guardian. That girl is a suffering emotional whirlwind who constantly swings from "I'm okay" to "I'm not okay". [I'd like to note that she's an awesome character, though. While I don't think most emotional whirlwinds are, she's great. :)  ]

December blue zicron: Name a fictional friendship you would love to be a part of.

I adore the friendship of Harry, Ron, and Hermione in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter! And the extension of their friendship known as the DA. Because that is a group of awesome people, right there!


And anyone with a blog who's reading this -- consider yourself tagged, as well! Have you done this challenge, before? Go ahead and drop a link in the comments! :)



  1. Wonderful post Liv, I enjoyed it! I might have to steal this tag, it looks like too much fun not to do!

  2. I wasn't much of a fan of Una either


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