For a good long while now, I’ve wanted to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggers in a series of “meet the blogger” type posts. I’ve become friends with some bloggers through various emails or conversations on our blogs, but I never had a good idea to “pitch” to said bloggers (all the really good ones were taken). This spring I finally forged ahead and got in touch with some bloggers, asking if they wanted to put together something they might be comfortable writing – i.e., a topic they wanted to talk about, a random fun and popular book tag. Because of that, this isn’t a traditional “meet and greet” blogger introduction. Rather, it’s blogging friends putting together something they enjoy, and hopefully because of that it reads like you’d be getting together and having coffee with them. That’s what – in my opinion, makes this such fun. Fortunately even without an organized “this-is-what-I-want” plan, they agreed to the invitation. Today, we are here to meet one such blogger.
If you haven’t met Bekah yet, be prepared to leave her blog with a sweet tooth. She’s the owner of Will Bake for Books, a unique book review site that combines two of her favorite things: books and baking! I had the pleasure of meeting Bekah recently in comparison to my time blogging and can honestly say, she is such a fun and lovely person to know. We’ve had many a conversation fan-girling over our favorite TV series (we share a lot of similarities here) and discussing books we may or may not have 100% agreed on – and the reasons why. She generously helped me with some blogging technical details, and she’s a kind and terrific source of encouragement. Bottom line, she’s been a fun blogger to call friend. Today, you can meet her through this fun Taylor Swift book tag she put together (I won’t lie, if someone didn’t snag this, I figured I’d have to put it together). Without further ado, let’s get started.
Meet Bekah: The Taylor Swift Book Tag, by Bekah
1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – pick a book or series that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with.
Easy, Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I fell in love with Divergent and Insurgent, recommended the series to practically everyone I knew, and even claimed it to be the best book/series ever- a pretty big thing since I have many, many favorites. Then the infamous conclusion to this beloved series RUINED EVERYTHING and I’m pretty sure I can never go back. Like, ever. Goodreads | Amazon
2. Red – pick a book with a RED cover.
The Elite by Keira Cass. I remember falling in love with The Selection during my dystopian phase, but I still haven’t gotten to the continuing books. Love this gorgeous red cover. I picked this one over others because seriously these books should be the definition of cover candy. Am I right?! Goodreads | Amazon
3. The Best Day – pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. Surprisingly, I didn’t love reading growing up (more of an outdoors person, I guess…oh, how the times have changed) and this book was my first experience where I truly enjoyed a story. Plus the memory of my mom reading it aloud to me and my sister makes me smile every time. Goodreads | Amazon
4. Love Story – pick a book with forbidden love.
5. I Knew You Were Trouble – pick a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love.
This is a hard one because I don’t generally “like” bad characters, but I guess I would pick Mr. Macy from Born of Persuasion. I didn’t love him per say, but I was pretty enchanted by his charming character and couldn’t help but root for him and Julia sometimes…even after I realized he was, hopefully without spoiling anything, cray-cray. Goodreads | AmazonMeet Bekah: the Taylor Swift Book Tag #FWarchives Click To Tweet
6. Innocent – pick a book that someone ruined the ending for.
I’ve made it a habit to be the first in my group to read a book or series but sometimes there is just nothing you can do to avoid spoilers. That was the case with The Scarlet Pimpernel. I can’t remember if it was my older sister who told me the ending years before I actually read it or if it was someone else, but I already knew the big reveal. Still one of the my all-time favorite reads though! Goodreads | Amazon
7. Everything Has Changed – pick a character from a book who goes through extensive character development.
Katniss from The Hunger Games series. Between the games and war, she probably has one of the biggest character changes I’ve ever read (kinda like Tris who goes through something similar). Goodreads | Amazon
8. You Belong With Me – pick your most anticipated book release.
Hmm…I pick Shades of Doon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon. I really like how these books combine contemporary with fantasy. Loved the first book, really liked the second, and most eagerly anticipating this third one! Goodreads | Amazon
9. Forever and Always – pick your favorite book couple.
10. Come Back, Be Here – pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I pick it up every once in a while to re-read, so I wouldn’t want it gone for a long time! Because what if I need my Hazel/Augustus fix?? Hmmmm??? Goodreads | Amazon
I’m a 20 year old living in the Chicago area, a homeschool graduate, and a college student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts (that I’m still not quite sure what to do with yet *sigh*). I’m a dreamer and you can usually find me with my nose in a book or whipping up a batch of cookies. Blog | Instagram | Twitter