Sailor Moon is something I’ve always wanted to get into. When I saw the fun Summer of Sailor Scouts feature starting up by some of my favorite bloggers (Alexa, Cristina, Cee, Kristin, Sierra) I knew this was the motivation I needed to finally get into this series/hobby. I never watched the show as a kid and asked Cristina on her intro post how I could get started with this fandom. She pointed me to the show first followed by the manga, so that’s my plan!
For their intro to the series this summer, they featured a Sailor Moon Book Tag. I started watching the first anime (dubbed, because I’m not good at reading subtitles yet!) last week and jumped right onto this tag. At the time of filling this out, I hadn’t even been introduced to most of the characters in the show! It was nice learning a little about them based on the prompts so I knew what to expect when they came onscreen. This was a really fun one with more unique questions than I’ve seen in a lot of books tags!
A book that makes you hungry
Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler /// I always think of this book first when I think of food, even though I’m sure there are plenty of others. I just remember the tuna bacon melts that were constantly ordered in this book and it makes me seriously crave one. GIMME THE FOOOOD.
A book featuring technology
The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise /// I enjoyed this duo for the most part. This one involved a girl who develops an app to attract boyfriends… I guess that’s a little obvious from the title though. The concept was cool!
A book inspired by mythology/folklore
Only Everything by Kieran Scott /// I enjoyed this trilogy from one of my favorite authors. This is based around Greek gods; the main character is Eros (goddess of love). She’s banished to earth and can’t come back to the heavens until she makes a few couples fall in love… without using her powers.
A book that gave you strong feelings
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater /// Even though I was late to this series, I was so wrapped up in its conclusion that it was like I’d been waiting for years. Seriously SO many feelings about everyone and everything throughout this finale. I really loved it a lot.
A book that made you want to play video games
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff /// I realize this may not make sense but honestly I never play video games. I’ve never really felt inspired to from a book either. So, in my own twist on this topic, I thought of a book that would make a cool video game and had some sci-fi elements. I don’t know, whatever man.
A book featuring elemental magic
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine /// This one involves magic from both fire and ice. I forgot how they were used because my bookish memory sucks, but I know it was incredibly cool. I’m really excited for the next book in this series to see how the magical world will expand.
A book featuring music
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen /// Lots of books involve music and frankly very few of them have worked for me. I love this story because (a) Sarah Dessen and (b) the music aspects were really well-done. I loved my memory and music-filled review for this book when I reread it last year.
A post-apocalyptic book you loved
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel /// Lots of books fall into the pre-apocalyptic genre, but I’ve read very few involving a post-apocalyptic world. I just prefer the moments before the world ends instead, okay? Regardless, this was a fantastic book that alternated a bit between pre- and post-apocalypse.
A book about time travel
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill /// Ugh this book was so good. One of the first audiobooks I listened to and actually enjoyed too. I don’t read a lot of straight time travel books; I love ones involving parallel universes and time in other ways though. This was straight up time travelly awesomeness though.
A favorite middle grade book
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket /// I never know if this is exactly middle grade but I’m assuming it is. Otherwise it’s very-young-adult. Regardless, this is one of my favorite series and I hope to revisit it every handful of years. The audiobooks are amazing thanks to Tim Curry’s perfection.
A book with hidden identities
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay /// In this, the main character disguises herself as her brother to be awesome all over the place. I loved this book so incredibly much it kills me to think about. I really need to reread. So yeah, hidden identity + gender-bending fun!
A book with an animal-loving protagonist
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally /// This is a more recent book I read with an animal-loving protagonist. I won’t spoil what happens in this book but just know that Taylor loves animals. It’s referenced a few times and leads to cute things that I love.