The Intimidating TBR Book Tag

So I came across this tag on Riley Marie’s Booktube and thought that looks like a lot of fun to do, especially if you’re like me and have an insanely huge TBR pile with plenty of options to choose from. Which, if you’re a bookworm, then you totally have this same problem. I’m only using books that I actually already own but just haven’t read yet for this one but you can do it however you like.

Let’s get to it!

A Book You Were Unable to Finish


My boyfriend gave me his copy that includes all 4 parts, or books, in this series. I made it through the first two before I had to just stop. I don’t find Adams funny. I felt like he was trying way too hard to be silly and outrageous, which is something I’d normally be entertained by. But with this one, I just wasn’t. I hope to finish the series in the future and see if my opinion of it will change with time. I’m not holding my breath.

A Book You’ve Yet to Read Because You Just Haven’t Had the Time

I might be cheating here since this is actually a series. I own the first 3 but I haven’t really had the time to just jump into a long commitment. Instead, I spend all of my time reading other novels because that’s the crazy type of person that I am. But I’llpersevere and get to these beauties soon I’m sure.

A Book That You Haven’t Read Yet Because It’s a Sequel

A Gathering of Shadows Final

I plan on reading this soon but I keep putting it off because I have a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth from Lila. She got better at the end but not enough to move this one to the top of the pile. Now if Kell were the only MC then I’d have no problem reading it.

A Book You Haven’t Read Yet Because It’s Brand New


Yeah, this one got pushed off since it’s the start of a series and was just released recently.

A Book You Haven’t Read Yet Because of Another Book by the Author

I don’t actually have one for this but I guess you could count A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab for this too.

A Book You Haven’t Read Yet Because You Just Haven’t Been in the Mood


I’m gonna have to psych myself up for this one. I just haven’t been in the mood to pick up this dense novel by George Eliot and I even bought it back in August.

A Book You Haven’t Read Yet Because It’s Just Humungous


I’ve loved this series so far but I just don’t really want to tackle this one. It’s so dense and I  am just not in the mindset to deal with that damn annoying Brianna for 800 pages. Seriously, I just want to get back to the focus on Jamie and Claire, not their daughter who I want to punch in the face the whole time. I know that sounds mean but she’s an awful character!

A Book I Haven’t Read Yet Because It Was a Cover Buy and Then You Heard Bad Reviews About It


Luckily, this one is our BOTM for Hype or Like so I’ll actually end up reading it. I know some people like it but I’ve just seen an overwhelming number say it’s extremely boring. Kill me now.

The Most Intimidating Book on You TBR


I’m not actually intimidate by this book, it just happens to be the biggest TBR book that I currently own. Once I buy the Mistborn trilogy then that’ll probably change. But yeah, this is a massive novel. I mean the book itself is just so hefty!

I tag whoever wants to do this!

Do you see any books on my list that you think I need to read next? Are any of these on your TBR? What are your opinions on them if you’ve read any?

100 Questions No One Ever Asks

The supremely lovely and awesome Jill @ Rant and Rave About Books tagged me to do this a while back. I was a bit hesitant to do it because I was worried none of y’all would really care to take the time to read all of my answers. But what the hell! Might as well do it for the fun of it, especially since I’ve had quite a few new subscribers over the last week or so.

I’m a pretty open and honest person, so if you ever have a question, book-related or otherwise, feel free to ask me!

100 Uncensored/Unfiltered Questions About Larkin

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed. I have to have all doors shut with zero noise and light to fall asleep.

Do you take the shampoo or conditioner bottles from hotels? Nope, I always bring my own. I’m fancy that way.

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Tucked in for the most part.

Have you ever stolen a street sign before? HAHA! No, I was one of those goody-two-shoes growing up and never did anything to get in trouble. Seriously. I think the most I did in high school was sneak out a few times.

Do you like to use post-it notes? I don’t really ever need them but they’re useful at work.

Do you cut out coupons but never use them? Not at all. My family aren’t the couponing type. The only things I ever save are my discount coupons I get emailed for bookstores.

Would you rather be attacked by a bear or bees? Bees, though those suckers can be pretty freaking aggressive.

Do you have freckles? Yup, I tend to get a light sprinkling of them on my shoulders from growing up playing softball every summer.

Do you always smile for pictures? Yeah. I’m currently trying to perfect the closed smile that some celebrities do but it’s not working for me.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Terrible drivers. Bitch, you need to turn your blinker on before you actually turn! Also, if you’re not driving 10mph about the speed limit but chugging along in the left-hand lane, get your butt outta my way. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Haha, no.

Have you ever peed in the woods? I live in East Texas. Hell yes, I’ve had to pee in the woods before.

What about pooped in the woods? Now you’re just taking it too far. I’m not uncivilized.

Do you ever dance when there is no music playing? Oh yes. I’ve been a dancer all of my life so I tend to get the mood whether there’s music playing or not.

Do you chew your pens and pencils? Negative.

How many people have you slept with this week? Zero. You sly dog, you.

What size is your bed? Queen size. I’ve got to have lots of room to spread out.

What is your song of the week? When We Were Young by Adele

Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Definitely. Southern Tide and all that! I always enjoy a good Southern prep.

Do you still watch cartoons? I’ll occasionally turn on Spongebob, sure.

What’s your least favorite movie? Where should I begin is the real question.. But one that I absolutely hate would have to be Derailed with Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen. Have you ever seen it? Extremely awful.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had any? Uh, there is no burying it. There is only spending and investing it. It’d be a waste to hide it away.

What do you drink with dinner? Water or sweet tea.

What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Honey mustard or sweet and sour.

What is your favorite food? Tex-Mex or sushi.

What movies could you watch over and over again and still love? Clueless, Pride and Prejudice, any Will Ferrell movie, Zoolander, Austin Powers, Zero Dark Thirty, The Holiday, Love Actually, Leap Year, PS I Love You, A Philadelphia Story, Gone with the Wind, Emma, Vanity Fair, A Knight’s Tale, any Disney movie (minus Mulan & Pocahontas, sorry but they’re boring!), Sweet Home Alabama, Steel Magnolias, Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rush.. Alright, I’ll stop there.

Last person you kissed/kissed you? Cheek – my mom. Lips – my boyfriend.

Were you ever a boy/girl scout? Negatory, ghost rider.

Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine? Hell no. Dazzle them with your wit, not your chest. 😉

When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper? Uhhhhhhhhh, no idea.

Can you change the oil on a car? Nope. I can hire someone else to do that.

Ever got a speeding ticket? Yeah, three.

Ever ran out of gas? Nope!

Favorite kind of sandwich? Turkey on whole wheat with kosher pickles and spicy brown mustard.

Best thing to eat for breakfast? I’m not a breakfast person but if I had to choose, I’ll take some french toast, please.

What is your usual bedtime? I’m a night owl so I usually average around midnight or 1am.

Are you lazy? Well if I have to choose between running errands or staying home and reading a book, then by gosh, I’m going to stay home and read a book. So yeah, a little lazy.

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? I’ve been a witch, Jasmin from Aladdin, a 50’s diner girl, etc.

What is your Chinese astrological sign? Horse. So majestic.

How many languages can you speak? Fluently – English. Intermediate/Upper Inter – Spanish. Very Beginner – Czech.

Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No, I usually just grab my Cosmo at the store.

Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs? LEGOs, definitely.

Are you stubborn? Hahahahaha, hell yes.

Which is better Leno or Letterman? Neither. Don’t watch them.

Ever watch soap operas? Nope.

Are you afraid of heights? I used to not be but I’m getting that way a bit more as I get older. Rollercoasters, airplanes, and stuff like that don’t bother me though.

Do you sing in the car? Yep, I transform into Taylor Swift every time.

Do you sing in the shower? No, not really.

Do you ever dance in the car? Yes, full concert experience.

Ever used a gun? Hell yeah. I’m a heck of a shot too. I can even shoot ambidextrous with my pistol. Blame it on my roots, alright.

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? I think it was for family portraits before I moved to Prague.

Do you think musicals are cheesy? Not at all.

Is Christmas stressful? NO! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Ever eat a Pierogi? Don’t think so.

Favorite type of fruit pie? Apple, all the way.

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? The President, archeologist, and an ambassador.

Do you believe in ghosts? Yeah, I’d like to think so. I like a bit of mystery.

Ever had a deja-vu feeling? Most definitely.

Take a vitamin daily? No, but I used to.

Wear slippers? Yeah, I’ve got little house moccasins.

Wear a bath robe? No, I just have a wrap.

What do you wear to bed? Nothing. I get hot wayyyyy too easily to wear anything. Plus, shirts and pants just get all bunched up and become so uncomfortable.

First concert? N*SYNC.

Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart? Is this even a question? TARGET. Not even close. That place is my sanctuary. When I lived in Prague, that was what all of us expats agreed that we missed most about America.

Nike or Adidas? I guess Nike but I prefer Asics.

Cheetos or Fritos? Cheetos.

Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Neither.

Ever heard of the group Tres Bien? What’s that?

Ever take dance lessons? Yeah, for sure. I was on the high school dance team for goodness sake.

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Not really. As long as he has a successful job and doesn’t mooch off of me, then I’m fine.

Can you curl your tongue? Nope.

Ever won a spelling bee? I think so, just in my class. I got too nervous to speak in front of everyone at the big one for the entire grade.

Have you ever cried because you were so happy? Yes. I have a heart!

Own any record albums? No, I’m a Spotify subscriber.

Own a record player? No. I’m not hip enough for all that.

Regularly burn incense? No, but my boyfriend does. My vice is scented candles. The obsession is real, guys.

Who would you like to see in concert? Guns N’ Roses, Muse, Kings of Leon, Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and One Direction. Yeah, I said it! I’m a 25 year old One Direction fan!

Hot tea or cold tea? I have an intense love for both. Hot tea while I’m reading or relaxing and sweet tea with my meals. I am southern belle after all!

Tea or coffee? Tea. Coffee is really not my thing but I love the smell of it.

Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles? Meh, neither would be my first choice.

Can you swim well? Yeah, I’m a pretty damn good swimmer. Helps to have a pool in the backyard.

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? Yes, I can.

Are you patient? No way!

DJ or band at a wedding? DJ, because you can request what you want.

Ever won a contest? Yeah, I have! I actually just recently won a giveaway on Instagram.

Ever had plastic surgery? Nope and I never will. I’m too scared of pain to do anything.

Which are better, black or green olives? Gross, neither.

Can you knit or crochet? Nope.

Best place for a fireplace? In a library. So cozy.

Do you want to get married? Sure, maybe someday. Not anytime soon that’s for sure.

If married, how long have you been married? Not applicable.

Who was your HS crush? Oh man, probably Conor. He was two years older than me and was my first high school boyfriend and we were on and off all through school. Still friends to this day.

Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? Haha, no. That’s not really my first reaction.

Do you have kids? Hell no.

Do you want kids? Ummm, I’m still on the fence with that one.

What’s your favorite color? Purple.

Do you miss anyone right now? Not at this exact moment, no.

Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world? Fictional world. I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter, too.

Who is your favorite author? I don’t really have an absolute favorite author. Though recently, Pierce Brown is definitely high up there.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Ireland. My absolute favorite place in the world. Seriously, my entire family is now obsessed with it ever since we went. My dad claims he’ll be buying us a castle there as soon as he wins the lottery. I’m not even joking.

Alright, that took too long to answer. My hands hurt and I’m tired. I hope y’all enjoyed getting to know me a little bit more. 🙂

I tag whoever wants to take the time to do this!