#CoverLove Tag and Sunshine Blogger Tag

October 07, 2018

Happy Sunday!

I love tags. I love reading them, I love doing them. But for some reason I’ve only done one - ever! (You can find that one here.) So, since I’m really busy right now and don’t want to write a super deep post, I’m going to knock down two tags with one stone!

The Rules:
« Thank the blogger who tagged you and link back to their blog. (Thank you, Ivie and Kara! If you guys aren’t following them, go check them out - Ivie is right in the middle of an inspirational series, and Kara’s book reviews are killer!)
« Create seven new #CoverLove questions or just use mine.
« Answer the seven questions your nominator gave you. (I’m going to answer both Kara’s and Ivie’s questions, and you can pick which set you want to do!)
« Nominate seven other bloggers and let them know they’ve been tagged. (Oh, boy......because I’m so good at letting people know they’ve been tagged..... -_-)  

Okay, here we go! (Also, not gonna lie - I spent way too much time staring at my bookshelf for this tag. XD)

A cover you loved the moment you saw it
I really love this cover of Heartless (by Marissa Meyer.) I mean, look! It’s just so pretty! (Completely unlike the book, which will leave you heartless by the end.)

Your least favorite book cover on a book you love.
Okay, am I the only one who doesn’t like this cover? I mean, it looks good and all, but is that supposed to be Cinder??? Or is that Levana? And what is up with her hair? I’m honestly confused, guys.

A cover you love on a book you hate.
One of the reasons I picked up The School for Good and Evil was for the cover. My friend was reading it at the same time, too. But gosh - I absolutely DESPISED that book. I was getting weird vibes throughout the entire thing. Then I hit the ending.

Worst. Ending. Ever.  

(Also, my friend hated the ending too. XD)

A cover that makes you think of your childhood.
Alvin’s Secret Code was the first “older” book I ever read, and I ADORED it. I was obsessed with cryptography for years afterwards, I kid you not. (I still am, to a degree....) I need to reread this.

Aesthetic goals book cover.
I think we can all agree that The Blood Race’s cover is everything we could hope for in a cover. I could stare at it for hours and still find something new.  

A book cover with a food item you love to eat.
All the books in The Secret Series are great (although I do not condone some of the content) but the third book - This Book Is Not Good For You - is especially great because it is literally about chocolate. It will also make you hungry. I recommend you eat something while you read this.

A book cover you love on a book you love.
Haha, yes, I had to bring up Keeper of the Lost Cities at some point, right? While Lodestar wasn’t my favorite of the series, I still love this cover. (I would have put Flashback, but......it hasn’t released yet. :(

Honorable Mention: Book that hasn’t come out yet
Yes, I just made this one up. Just look past that. 

Guys, there are honestly so many covers I could do for this (just look at Gray's and Ivie's) but while I’m on the KOTLC mindset, just LOOK AT THIS COVER!!!! If I get published I want this guy to design my covers.....  

A cover with your OTP on it
I know a lot of people ship Team Foster-Keefe, but ever since day one, my heart has belonged to Team Sophitz. (Although I can definitely understand Foster-Keefe and would be fine with that ship if it sailed......yes, that’s a contradiction. I know.)    

A pink cover
Can I cheat and say Everblaze again? 


Fine. This was the closest I could find to a pink cover on my shelf. Dawn made me cry so much. So, of course, you all need to read it. XD 

A cover of an autographed book--or one you would like to get autographed
Not many people know about this book, which is sad, because it really deserves more attention! I actually met the author a couple years ago - which was epic - and she signed the first three books! 

A cover of a picture book
Yes, this technically isn’t a picture book, but there are pictures in it! And yes, the movies are good, but the ending of the book series is everything I needed in life. If that’s the only reason you read the book series, you will not be disappointed. 

A cover of book you were given as a gift 
I’d never even heard of The Orphan King before my grandparents gave it to me for Christmas. I still haven’t read the other books in the series because I want to read TOO MANY BOOKS, but the first book was pretty good!  

A cover of a book that gives you nostalgia
I am going to just go with Alvin’s Secret Code again. I spent wayyyy too much of second grade thinking of this book. I even made notes for when I had to return the book. *facepalm*   

A cover of a book that you read in one sitting
Aaaaaaannnd, we’re back to Keeper of the Lost Cities again. :) I read Nightfall in one day. And during my reread, I read it in one day - again. So this qualifies. XD Seriously, though, guys, you need to read this series. It is SO GOOD. The books are light, but have some great characters and mind-bending plots. 
And now for the seven bloggers! I know a lot of people have been doing this, so if I retag someone, I apologize!  

Allison @ the little bookworm
Lilian @ Green Tea With Books
Danielle @ Snapper
Danielle @ Life Is Like A Book
Ceci @ Ceci Creates
Faith (when she returns from hiatus) @ The Writer’s Song
Nicole @ Wild Pennings

And here are the questions! And remember - you can pick either set to do.
A cover you loved the moment you saw it.
Your least favorite cover on a book you love.
A cover you love on a book you hate.
A cover that makes you think of your childhood.
Aesthetic goals book cover.
A book that hasn’t come out yet. 
A book cover with your favorite color.

A cover with your OTP on it
A pink cover
A cover of an autographed book--or one you would like to get autographed
A cover of a picture book
A cover of book you were given as a gift
A cover of a book that gives you nostalgia
A cover of a book that you read in one sitting

I was also technically tagged by Ivie to do this, so thank you again!

This could also be very rambly. Prepare yourselves.

What is your biggest goal for 2018-2019?
My biggest goal for this school year is to finish a novel. Not a book: a novel. I have never written a story that is larger than 42k. Even my current WIP, in its first draft stage, is only 30k. This NaNo, I want to write a 50k-long book - or even longer! *fingers crossed*

What big goal have you accomplished already?
Well, a major goal for this year was to write the first book of The Inhumans trilogy, and I completed the first draft for it this summer! *confetti* Other than that . . . I’m not a huge goal-setter, so I haven’t really completed any “big goals.”
What is your current WIP about?
Well, I did a post about it last month (you can find it here), but, following Abbiee’s steps to telling people what it’s about:

It’s a middle-grade modern fantasy novel about a boy who wants to find the person who tried to kill him, and it’s also about forgiveneness and letting go of guilt.

How do you want to impact the world?
I want to write stories that bring people hope in this dark world. I want to bring people closer to God though writing. I want to help people see the good in this world, even though it’s not very obvious.

What’s one odd thing you want to do?
I’m not very adventurous.....but, at some point in my life, I want to go ziplining. (Yes, I’m a touch afraid of heights, but I don’t see how that’s relevant. XD)
What is your dream career?
To write for a living. Maybe write and publish a couple songs. Blog in between.

You know. The usual.

If you could do anything without consequences, what would it be?
But what kind of consequences are we talking here? Physical? Mental? Spiritual? Fandom-related? (Yes, those are a thing. Don’t ask.)

Okay, if there were literally NO repercussions for what I would do, I would take a YA library book, get a permanent marker, and scribble all over the sex scenes. Because really, why would we want to read those????

What’s one thing you’re really good at that most people don’t know?
I play a mean recorder.


Just kidding! I’m really good at reciting entire movie scripts by heart. (You can ask anyone I’m close to - they hate it.)
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
Just one? Well, Sam’s little speech from The Two Towers gets me every time. (You can Google it if you want to know. I’m really tired and don’t want to put it on here.) It’s the speech about how the inspiring stories had characters that could have given up at any point, but they didn’t. <3

What is your biggest dream in life?
To be published. I still don’t know whether I should traditionally or indie publish, but I just want to have at least one of my books out there for people to read. That’s the dream, anyways.

Are you content with where you’re at in life right now?
............I’m not sure. On the one hand, I really do like school. But on the other, I don’t have as much time to write as I wish I did, and that really bugs me.

So I’ll say no, I’m not, but hopefully I’ll get there soon!
Now, as for people to tag - I tag the people above, and:
Lila @ The Red-Hooded Writer
Gray Marie @ Writing is Life
Kara @ Kara Armstrong
Savannah @ Inspiring Writes

And here are the questions!
What is your favorite quote, and why?
What is your dream career?
How do you want to change the world?
What song do you really relate to, and why?
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
How do you want your life to change, or are you fine with where you are right now?
What was the moment that made you decide to write (or sing, or whatever you want to do in life)?
What is the biggest dream you have in life?
How do you react to stressful situations?
If you could have any superpower, what would you have and why?
Do you have any big goals for either 2018 or 2019, and what are they?


Have you done any of these tags? What’s YOUR biggest dream in life? Let’s talk!

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  1. Aw, thanks for the tag, Nicole! <3

    I love the Flashback cover too! And totally agree, Jason Chan is the best cover designer *ever* When I did the tag, it took every bit of my self control not to pick a Keeper book for every category. XD (And I read Nightfall in one sitting too--it was *so* good!)

    1. 👍 I hope you do it! (If you can, that is. No pressure!)

      Haha, yeah, that was my intention from the start, but I kinda failed. XD And I know, right? That series is just amazing!

  2. Thanks for the tag, Nicole! I'm definitely planning on doing the #CoverLove tag again, with your + Kara's questions ;). <3

    Love this post! And ughhh, that cover of Cinder *cringes*. It's, um, very interesting, xD.

    <3 <3

    1. Oooooo, can’t wait to see that!

      Thanks, Allison! And ugh, I know, right? Who came up with that cover?

  3. I've not seen the cover tag until now! But I love the idea of it!! I agree with the cover you don't like. LOL what is that? A very fun post Nicole!
    Simply Me

    1. Oooooo, you should do it! And I know, that cover is awful! Have you read Cinder?

      Thanks, Vanessa, and thanks for reading!

  4. Thanks for tagging me, Nicole!!! :D I'll endeavor to get around to doing it!! XD Love your answers!!

    1. Sure! No pressure to do it, but if you do, I can’t wait! Thanks for reading!

  5. Thanks for tagging me!! I loved reading your answers!


  6. I LOVE your summary of your current WIP!!! Great job!!!

    And that Cinder cover....I think that does the opposite of what a cover is supposed to do...

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Julian!

      And ugh, I agree.......it's just awful.

  7. Thanks for tagging me! Also, that Cinder cover is U G L Y

    1. You’re welcome! And I know . . . *shudders*. :)

  8. you tagged me? YOU TAGGED ME? How dare you? (just kidding... xD Thanks for tagging me- I've never been tagged before, so this is real exciting. My heart may or may not have jumped when I saw my name. :D)

    Also, team Sophitz for the win.

    1. XD Oh, wow, you haven’t! Well, you have now! :) I definitely know how you feel......

      Haha, and yes, Team Sophitz for life!!! (Flashback is in less than a month....... *screaming*)

  9. Wow, I am very late to reading this. XD But I’m glad I finally did! Thank you so much for tagging me!! Also, your answers were very fun, and I added some new books to my TBR! :D

    1. Welcome back! *waves* And you’re welcome; I’m glad you enjoyed it!


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