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ROMANCE WEEK: Valentine’s Day Book Tag*

*not to be confused with the other two Valentine’s Day Book Tags we have done.

We found this tag on Moonlit Diaries and since we had not done this specific Valentine’s Day tag before, we decided to give it ago. You can check out the other two tags we’ve done, here and here. The questions in this tag are not strictly bookish, which is fun addition!

1. What book(s) have you been given as a gift that you loved?

Bree: My boyfriend gifted me the box set of The Folk of the Air and now it sits on my special floating favorites shelf.

Tree: Most recently, Bree and her boyfriend gave me One to Watch (review) and Spoiler Alert (review) since they were two of my favorites from last year! People don’t typically give me books though.

2. What book(s) would you like to give as a gift to someone else?

Bree: Honestly it depends on the person who’s receiving the books, but I’ve definitely tried to push The Folk of the Air on enough people. Oh and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (review).

Tree: This would really depend on the person, but I just gave my friend Untamed and hopefully she likes it.

3. If you could gift a random person any bookish item, what would it be?

Bree: I feel like stickers are the most broadly applicable thing to gift to a random person. Either that or a booksleeve, to further the knowledge of their existence among non-bookish people.

Tree: If the person is a bookish person I would like to give them stickers or fan art of their faves, but if they are a non bookish person, I would give them a good bookish tote because those are very useful and some are very well made.

4. If you could gift a random person any non-bookish item, what would it be?

Bree: Uh, a blanket I guess? Because I’m always cold, and being cozy is nice.

Tree: This is sort of an open ended question, but I would love to give someone concert tickets (remember those??) or something expensive that they would never buy themselves.

5. What do you say when a person gives you a gift you don’t like?

Bree: I appreciate it for the thought, thank them, and not be a discourteous jerk? Like, I’m usually grateful when people even think to get me a gift in the first place.

Tree: Thank you! Honestly most of the time it really is the thought that counts for me. Someone thinking of me is half the gift.

6. Mention a book based around Valentine’s Day.

Bree: I don’t know of any books specifically about Valentine’s day, but in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean writes a bunch of love letters and does lots of crafts, so that’s pretty much the same vibe.

Tree: The only one that is coming to mind is Valentine Princess which is one of the Princess Diaries novellas which I read as a teen.

7. Mention a film you love to watch on Valentine’s Day.

Bree: I don’t know about watching it on Valentine’s Day, but my favorite rom-com to over-watch is 27 Dresses. My boyfriend even tracks how many times I’ve made him watch it with me since we’ve started dating. (5 times in almost 3 years doesn’t seem too horrific though??)

Tree: I don’t watch anything specific to the time of the year, but my favorite romantic comedy (at the moment) is 10 Things I Hate About You.

8. Mention a few of your favourite OTP’s.

Bree: Lol the OTP light of my life most recently has been Jude & Cardan from The Folk of the Air. Older favorites include Cress & Captain from The Lunar Chronicles, and my long-time stan, Percy & Annabeth from Percy Jackson & the Olympians.

Tree: I go through phases of which OTPs basically rule my life, so these could change in like a day, but Luke and Julie from Julie and the Phantoms are my kryptonite right now which is a grand time. I’ve been diving deep into fanfic. I also adored Shay and Dominic from The Ex Talk (review) and Jasmine and Ivan from From Lukov with Love (review) are always iconic.

9. Which fictional character would you like to see at your door with a bouquet of roses?

Bree: Can we ditch the roses for a pizza? If so, I would love to hang out and bond with Jo from Something to Talk About (review). I just want to be best friends with her.

Tree: I literally say Alex Claremont-Diaz from Red, White & Royal Blue (Bree’s review) for all of these! I just want to hang out with him and meet the first woman president okay???

10. Mention any two tips for blogging as a gift to other bloggers and to those who may want to start a blog.

Bree: Have a outline for when and what you’ll be posting. I’m terrible with properly parceling out my time, so a schedule is a nice visual reminder of when things are “due.” (Even once I’ve slid way past my planned times, it’s a nice little guilty reminder of what I was clearly not on top of and need to catch up on.) The flipside of that is to remember that blogging is a hobby you’re doing for fun. Don’t take it too seriously. It is something you do by choice, so don’t stress over getting it all perfect. It’s mostly for you.

Tree: I always suggest planning ahead, especially with bookish content because some days you won’t have time to write a full post, but if you have some mini reviews done or a review half done, it makes it easier. My other suggestion is make content that you like and don’t feel restricted by themes or aesthetics. I love doing mini reviews for specific genres like historical romance or a theme, like holiday books and I am constantly changing how I like to present the posts too.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo, Bree & Tree

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