Uncorking Bookish Secrets: The Entertainer Book Tag

Uncorking Bookish Secrets: The Entertainer Book Tag

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What Is The Entertainer Book Tag?

Book bloggers love sharing their favorite reads as well as weirdo titles in fun and unique ways.  The Entertainer Book Tag is an online blog book tag from bloggers passed on to other bloggers.  Questions are asked and answered, and then we spread the love with even more impossible to answer book dragon questions.  No, the tag is not quite like those annoying chain letters where half of your family will get eaten by a pack of raging unicorns if you fail to respond, but just in case, I had to share my book choices.

Check out The Uncorked Librarian's top book choices and favorite book lists for The Entertainer Book Tag, a book tag with questions from book bloggers.

Meet Fiction No Chaser

Thank you to Jess and Teagan of Fiction No Chaser for tagging TUL in this book tag post. Their book blog perfectly aligns with The Uncorked Librarian as they match book reviews with a boozy chaser. Expect sugar, spice, and everything extra nice in their saucy descriptions of hot me…books.  They make TUL look like a virgin drinker.  Cheers to that!

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Jess and Teagan’s Bookish Questions & TUL Book Choices

1. If you could only read one author for the rest of your life who would you pick?

GOD, why do you have to be SO mean, ladies?!  Seriously.  Isn’t one of you a librarian?  WTF?  We don’t ask these types of questions.  Sigh.

Lets start with a bookish confession:  In my youth, the answer, hands down was: Nicholas Sparks.  Head down, walk away, ashamed.  Well, no, not really embarrassed here but I have to say that. Gotta keep my street cred.  Many of us read The Notebook in our high school freshman honors English class and Nicholas Sparks spread like peanut butter on my jelly sandwich.  In fact, our open-minded English teacher said, “Give me a break. Read something else for goodness sake.”  So I switched to Mary Higgins Clark.  Evil laugh.

Many of us read The Notebook in our high school freshman honors English class and Nicholas Sparks spread like peanut butter on my jelly sandwich. Click To Tweet

As a mature and educated adult, cough couch, my one author would have to be Janet Evanovich.

Or Bill Bryson

Anthony Bourdain

Charlaine Harris

Richard Russo

Oh, corkscrew you book tag.

Stephanie will clearly never ever pick Ranger or Morelli–am I right?!–so we have to keep the insanity going.  What if Grandma Mazur dies or Lula stops eating fried chicken?  I cannot miss that.

2. What fictional world would you NOT want to live in and why?  

What fictional worlds have monkeys?  I freaking hate monkeys.  Nasty, mean, biting, god awful rabid beasts from hell.  I don’t read anything similar to Planet of the Apes–shiver–but since I cannot think of a book that I’ve read with these monsters, lets go with: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter.  Folktales written like Vassa in the Night scare the living rainbow farts out of me.  Chopped off minion hands, ghost riders, and kids that come into a store just to get their heads chopped off and staked.  This is teen fiction, y’all, and I about peed my pants.  No sleep for you tonight, Christine.

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I am such a rule breaker.  My second nightmare world is Neal Shusterman’s Scythe because lets face it, I’d have to cut you down–for the sake of society.  Best friend, parents, husband.  Just sayin.’  Like The Hunger Games, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.  HOW AWFUL IS THAT?

I’m also currently reading Bill Aicher’s, The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks.  The world is attacking back.  I’m not sure I’d fair well.  They just pulled a foot-long worm out of David’s eyes, and I threw up in my mouth a little.

3. What three books would you like to turned into a movie or TV show (let’s pretend it would be a good adaptation)?

Librarians and bookworms don’t watch TV, obviously.  Quietly gets up to turn off Orange Is The New Black on Netflix… 

Honestly, this has already happened for me with the Sookie Stackhouse series, The Handmaid’s Tale13 Reasons, Crazy Rich Asians, Big Little Lies, and apparently now To All The Boys I Loved.  Clearly, I have fabulous taste so take notes as my choices would be:


Check Out TUL Book Reviews for The Art Forger A Long Goodbye here.


4. What is your book pet peeve?

  • Librarians who don’t read, ever, and don’t like reading.  They do exist.  I worked with them.

 

  • People who diss Twilight and Fifty Shades just to sound cool.  It’s OK to hate but no peer pressure.  Personally, I enjoyed both titles for the interest they sparked in reading.

 

  • Authors who inadequately write about another race and gender yet think they are nailing open mindedness and progression.  Basically authors who advocate for the stereotypes and prejudices they claim to fight against.  Susan Sage, are you in the house?  Take notes from Wally Lamb–he rocks.

 

  • People who see me reading a book on the beach, sit next to me, and blast music while they are in the water the entire time.  Are you only children?  Cause I am, and I have morals.

 

  • Oh, and stained library book pages.  You know, with food…or blood. Barf.

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5. What is your secret guilty pleasure read?

I will read any delicious popular lit madness that is in the spotlight, and of course, contemporary teen romance.  But I have absolutely no feelings of guilt whatsoever. I jumped into the book queue for Girl On The Train, The Woman in Cabin 10, and Gone Girl.  Brandy Snow Wood’s, Meant To Be Broken, bring it on (review here).  Love and Gelato and One Paris Summer, come to me.

OH WAIT, and The Crossfire Series… I mean who doesn’t love rough love and soft raunch playing in your car with your 90-year-old grandmother sitting next to you.  Just kidding.  Maybe.


6. Which popular book is your least favorite and why?

By premise alone, I should have loved this title but I just had to skim to the end: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. I am a horrible person.  I also didn’t care for The Luckiest Girl Alive or The Girls.  Sorry not sorry.

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My Book Choice Questions:

  1. Which character would you love to be in a long-term relationship with?
  2. Which character would you have a one night stand with?
  3. What classic puts you to sleep every damn time?
  4. Would you date/marry someone who does not read books?  And does his/her/their book choice make or break it for you?  What books on his/her/their shelves are deal breakers?
  5. Who is your favorite indie author?
  6. What book gets you most in the mood to travel or fulfills your wanderlust?
  7. Did you really like Harry Potter?  Really?
  8. Can and have you read books with animals that get hurt or die?  Tell me which ones so I can never EVER read them, please.

I’d love to hear some of your answers in the comments.

Tag, You Are It and Must Complete This Chain Letter or Else The Flesh-Eating Unicorns Will Descend: 

The Bibliovert

Princess of Pages

Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Ashley @ Thrifty Bibliophile

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8 Comments

  1. August 3, 2018 / 8:08 am

    Here I am again, reading blog posts in the middle of the night instead of sleeping. I have to get up in 3 hours. Oh well, it’s okay because I’m smiling, and I absolutely love reading your posts. Seriously! I just love how your personality just shines through. You’re an amazing writer.

    Anyways, I love the fact that I’ve read 70% of the books you mentioned. I love that you don’t discriminate against chick lit or teen books, and even 50 Shades of Gray! Although I will say, if I see “Oh My” repeated several times in a page of a book, I will just stop right there and put it away 😂

    I have to get caught up on some of these books. Ever since I started focusing on blogging, my extra time is swallows by my blog and social media. It’s okay though because if not, I would have never met you and other amazing bloggers. It all happens for a reason. Soon I am going to be need distraction from the real world (family stuff), so I am going to pick a book and read. I will make time.

    Thanks so much for your entertaining and informative posts.
    -Kathy

    • Christine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Hey Kathy,

      Thank you so much for reading and following along–even when it messes with your sleep or you have a sad family tragedy. That is still just awful news.

      I love all types of books. As an English and History major, I quickly learned that I needed more fluff in my spare time. I freaking LOVE chick lit. It makes me feel all warm inside. I read The Carrie Diaries for fun, which is pre-adult Carrie Bradshaw, and I watched the teenie Netflix show. I am such a SUCKER for that kind of awesomeness.

      Blogging eats up every hour of my day it seems. I cannot get off my social media or ever catch up, but it is also so important to my little business’ success. I completely feel you. I could work forever on blogging and never be done. I am finding that it is hard to find a balance. I barely have time to read a book or two a week.

      I am so glad for all of the great bloggers I have connected with–including you. Thank you for your amazing support! It means that world!

  2. August 3, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    As you know, I also love the Stephanie Plum series. I hope Stephanie never really chooses between those two delish men, because it’s so fun to watch her ping-ponging between the two.

    I really hate it when people blast music in public, even if I’m not reading a book. It’s so obnoxious.

    I had to answer some of the questions you posed:

    Which character would you love to be in a long-term relationship with? I want to be best friends with Lemon Fresh from Lifelike.

    Would you date/marry someone who does not read books? And does his/her/their book choice make or break it for you? What books on his/her/their shelves are deal breakers? I was married to someone for 15 years who didn’t read. Key word is “WAS.” Now I’m dating someone who reads a lot and it’s so much better, even if he and I don’t read the same things. He’s primarily a non-fiction devotee. I read everything. We still have great conversations. What’s on his shelves wouldn’t bother me so much as what he thought about certain titles. I’ve read Mein Kampf, for instance, but am not a Nazi. I wouldn’t judge someone for reading something. I’d judge them on the opinions they formed and how they acted.

    Did you really like Harry Potter? Really? Yes. Really. I’ve read them all multiple times AND watched the movies.

    Can and have you read books with animals that get hurt or die? Tell me which ones so I can never EVER read them, please. Yes. Lifelife has a robot dog which gets hurt. I don’t really distinguish much between people or animals getting hurt or dying. The suffering of innocents always bothers me. However, it’s not the inclusion of these things that ruins a book for me, but what the book does with those scenes.

    • Christine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      I LOVE THIS COMMENT SO MUCH!!! You can definitely cut, paste, and tweak into a full blog post ; ) I’d go for it!

      I cannot even pick if I am a Ranger or Morelli fan…I love the hotness of Ranger but the home-goodness of Morelli. It’s SO hard. I fangirl over the fact that Ranger is harder to get, though–that’s definitely my thinggg.

      I will have to look into Lifelike! I haven’t heard of it. Heading over to Goodreads ASAP. But if the robot dog is going to make me cry, I’m out.

      Ex husband comment = me in stitches. He must be a monster if he didn’t read. JUST KIDDING. MAYBE. SORTA. Also glad that you are not a Nazi, and I read the Communist Manifesto–and well, I’m not a commie soooo….

      The first time I read HP, I actually didn’t like the series. Years later, I picked the series back up and fell in love. I despised my ex-bf for telling me that DD was going to die. I think that is part of the reason I ended that MESS. He definitely was a monster. I have other word choices too.

      People can die all they want in book. (I know, that is terrible.) Animals, NO WAY!! Where The Red Fern Grows, hellllll no.

      Thank you for the sincere and perfect comment. Have a great weekend : )

  3. August 3, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    “Tag, You Are It and Must Complete This Chain Letter or Else The Flesh-Eating Unicorns Will Descend”

    😱😱😱

    Thank you so much for the tag and nomination, Christine! I cannot wait to answer your questions in approximately 84 years.

    Stained library books are gross. And how dare you hate monkeys.

    • Christine
      Author
      August 3, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      HAHA, it is SO true. Don’t chance it. Or do, and catch me a unicorn. I will tame it for both of us.

      You are welcome! AND I FEEL YOU!!!!

      P.S. Monkeys are terrifying, book bestie. Are we having our first fight?

  4. August 10, 2018 / 10:17 am

    What a fantastic tag, and I *LOVE* your answers!! Had a literal lol at your “corkscrew you” exclamation 😉 And I am baffled by the notion that library books are returned with BLOOD STAINS on the pages – are you for real?!?!?!

    • Christine
      Author
      August 10, 2018 / 11:05 am

      It was such a fun tag!! THANK YOU!!! And sadly, I am totally serious. You have no idea 😂😂🤮 The weirdest things happen at the public library…and the grossest!!!

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