How’s it going, readers? I’m super excited to be doing today’s book tag! As you can see, it’s going to be all about Pokemon! I’m not gonna lie; I’ve been hardcore obsessed with Pokemon Go since it came out. When I’m not reading or watching YouTube videos, I’m most likely playing this game (don’t lie – I know you’re in the same boat). I’m about halfway through level 15 at the moment, and my current priority has been evolving my Eevees into her final form. But anyway, the amazing Aentee over at Read at Midnight cleverly created this fun tag, and she is kindly allowing bloggers to use her beautiful edits as well, so every image you see in this post was created by her! Now without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff!
This is a tough one because I adore all of the starter Pokemon, but if I had to pick one, I think, despite the cuteness of the others, Chamander is my favorite. Bulbasaur was my first catch, and I’ve found a few Charmanders, but still no sign of Squirtle. *sigh* One day. Even if I have to travel to San Francisco for them (I hear there are tons there).
As far as reading goes, a few of my original favorites were the Junie B. Jones, The Bailey School Kids, and Magic Tree House books. Those are the ones that stick out, but I read everything and anything when I was little.
How can anybody not love Pikachu? He’s seriously the cutest, and he represents so many childhoods and fun times. There are a surprising amount of Pikachus where I live, but I haven’t been able to evolve him yet. Almost there, though! I did come across a Raichu in the wild once, but he ran away, sadly.
For my book pick, this should be pretty obvious. An iconic classic that I’ll always love is the Harry Potter series, of course. But I think I talk about HP enough on my blog, so I’ll keep it simple. HP is my everything, and nothing will ever replace those books for me.
Not only are Zubats annoyingly common, but they’re literally so hard to catch, am I right? It’s not even worth the effort. I have a decently high CP Golbat, and that’s enough for me. Gets these guys out of here! Well, along with the Pidgey and Rattata…
A series that I see everywhere is the Lunar Chronicles series, and I decided long ago that I would probably never read them since I don’t care for sci-fi or re-tellings or over-hyped books. Maybe one day, it’ll fade away, but for now, like the Zubats, I’ll just have to learn to deal.
Ah, Ditto. Another cute little guy. So far nobody has found him yet. But what I’m most curious about is how he’ll behave in the game. I can image he would be extremely advantageous to have, especially when fighting a gym. I’m pumped for some of the rare and legendary Pokemon to make their appearances.
You guys know I read a ton of fantasy, and those tropes can begin to look pretty similar after awhile, but one trilogy I still love despite that is The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. The protagonist is more of a strategist than fighter, she has a terrible father, and she falls for someone who shows her a new perspective. All familiar tropes, but still an excellent trilogy.
Snorlax is another Pokemon I have yet to catch. I haven’t even seen any in my area, but I know others near me who have him, so he has to be out there somewhere. Perhaps I’m just not looking in the right places. It’ll be a good day when I find him.
Probably the biggest book I own is A Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and I haven’t even tried to read it since buying it over a year ago. Just thinking about how large it is makes me nervous. Maybe one day I’ll be ready to take on that brick, but that day is not in the near future.
Gengar is another Pokemon I still haven’t found, but I haven’t visited any graveyards where they’re said to be common, so that may explain it. Playing Pokemon Go in a graveyard does seem strange, doesn’t it? But if it comes to that, well…I gotta do what I gotta do, I suppose.
The last book to keep me up late at night was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Not because it was creepy, but because I couldn’t put it down. Everyone and their mothers has been raving about this book, and I have to admit that all the talk is warranted. ACOMAF is an addictive, page-turning masterpiece.
I came across a Nidoking in the wild the other day with a super high CP, but he ran away from me. I was salty about it for hours haha.
My bookish otp is one I’ve talked about before, so you should be surprised when I say Lily/James from Harry Potter are my ultimate OTP. Though I also hardcore ship Feysand (ACOMAF), Alarkling (The Grisha Trilogy), Kanej (Six of Crows), and Sean/Puck from The Scorpio Races.
I caught a wild Rapidash, but his CP was only 28. Like, what? Why!? So I guess I’m better off evolving my Ponyta instead.
A quick read that I just completed was And I Darken by Kiersten White. I’e never read any other Kiersten White book before, but man, this one was fire. I highly recommend for sure!
Eevee!! Is she not the most beautiful, precious Pokemon to exist? As I briefly mentioned, I’m in the process of evolving her. I have her in Flareon and Jolteon form, but I just need to catch one more before I can evolve her into Vaporeon. She’s definitely one of my favorites!
The obvious book-related answer for this would be Harry Potter. Any time JKR releases anything HP-related, I freak out. But another series that I wouldn’t get tired of spin-offs for is The Grisha Trilogy. We’ve got all the novellas that go with it (I love!!!) and Six of Crows which isn’t a direct spin-off, but still in the same world. And now I’m just waiting on the Nikolai spin-off that Leigh Bardugo has mentioned several times…
Yes, the evolution of a Magikarp is spectacular, but how the hell does one get to that point? I’ve caught one Magikarp, and I haven’t seen a single other one since. Also, the CP on the single one I did catch it crap! *sigh*
A book that always comes to mind as being unexpectedly great is Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. I put it off for ages, but when I finally gave it a chance, I adored it.
Ooh, these legendary bird Pokemon are lovely, aren’t they? But Moltres is obviously the best. Team Valor? Where ya at? I wouldn’t have chosen any other team.
I just recently bought Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, and I’m excited to read that even if it is overhyped. I’ve heard such mixed reviews, and I want to know where I stand.
I need these two Pokemon like I need air, and I don’t care if I just used the biggest cliche there is to say that. I can only dream of owning Mew and Mewtwo. Pokemon Go, please let this dream come true.
I can’t think of a specific collector’s edition of anything that I want, but I would love to collect the rest of the Bloomsbury Signature Editions of the Harry Potter series. I have a few of them, but I want them all because they are absolutely stunning. Perhaps my favorite editions that have ever been released.
The only good thing I’ve gotten from an egg is a high CP Lapras. My Lapras is my pride and joy, and once I’m ready to battle for gyms, he’s going to be very handy to have.
A book I’m excited to read is Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill. I think this author has written one other photography book, but this will be her debut into the YA world. This book comes out in December.
I think I’ve only ever used one Lure before, so shout out to everyone else who always uses them instead. Lure’s are pretty great, especially in areas with a lot of Pokestops.
I have several auto-buy authors, but the ones that come to mind quickest are Maggie Stiefvater, Leigh Bardugo, and Rick Riordan. I’d say JKR, but I still haven’t acquired the sequels of The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Funnily enough (or not so funnily enough), the server has been down the entire time I’ve been typing this. It’s annoying, but also probably for the best so I don’t waste my entire day playing.
There isn’t one particular book that I’ve been waiting aaagggesss for, but I would say the one I’m anticipating the most is Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I need to be back in the Grisha world with my favorite thieves. Is it September yet? Ugh.
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That’s all! This was a super fun tag, and I encourage all of you to do it to! Let’s talk in the comments – What Pokemon Go team are you on? What is the rarest Pokemon you’ve caught? What do you still wish to catch? Let me know!
Until next time,