Tagapalooza – To All the Tags I’ve Skipped Before

May 9, 2015 Tags 17


I am the WORST about doing tags! I have been tagged so many times, and they always look so fun and I think, “I’m going to do this one!” And then I forget about it. I’m not trying to be a horrible tagee (yeah, that’s totally not a word), but I just realize that I need to put a little thought into a tag and then eventually let it slip off my radar.

SO, this is my Tagapalooza – a combination of all the tags I have not yet responded to! (If I missed yours, I’m so sorry. Feel free to remind me and I’ll add you to this one or to my next Tagapalooza.)


The Taylor Swift Book Tag

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Tagged by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

I am horrible when it comes to knowing anything about current pop music. We pretty much only listen to K-Love around here (which is Christian contemporary) – mainly because when the kids were younger I was frightened of some of the scary things that the DJs would say on the regular stations, and I’m one of those people who never switches the radio dial. BUT, I do know one Taylor Swift song – “You Belong with Me.” Why do I know this song? Because of the Minecraft parody “Mine with Me,” which my kids absolutely adore (and which is truly awesome – check it out on YouTube). Yes, all of our knowledge of current secular music stems from Minecraft parody songs – we get curious about the real songs and go and listen to them. Sad, I know.

Anyway, here’s a few entries from that Tag!

1. “Red”

Pick a book with a red cover. (This one’s easy – I LOVE this book! Actually, as I was going through the list, I realized I could use this book for several of my  answers!)


2. “Love Story”

Pick a book with forbidden love. (Both Layla & Roth AND Layla & Zayne.)

White Hot Kiss

3. “You Belong with Me”

Pick your most anticipated book release. (I HAD to do this one, since it’s the only song I know. There are LOTS of books I’m looking forward to, but I just picked the first one that jumped into my mind …)

The Heart of Betrayal

4. “Teardrops on My Guitar”

Pick a book that made you cry a lot.



The Find Me Tag


Tagged by Karen @ Kissin’ Blue Karen

1. A book with a WEAPON on the cover


2. A book with HEADPHONES


3. A book with WATER

Challenger Deep

4. A book with a FLOWER



The Cake Book Tag


Tagged by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

Of course, since I’m not doing all of these, my cake is going to be missing some very key ingredients. I’m fairly certain I’ll just have a mess!


A book that was a little slow to start off, but really picked up as it went on.

Challenger Deep

Actually, this book didn’t start off slowly as much as it started off strangely – I wasn’t really sure about this book until about 50% in, when it all came together!


A book you thought was going to be bad but actually turned out to be quite enjoyable.


I  guess we’re referring to rotten eggs here. I try not to judge books by their covers, but … yeah, I usually do. I just didn’t know what to think of this book based on the cover, but it was hilarious in a very Buffy the Vampire Slayer sort of way.


A book that covered every single element that you enjoy about a book (funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.)

Maybe Someday

Wow, this is a tall order. This is the first book that came to my mind, though it didn’t have any “action” per se –  but it did have some heart pounding moments when a certain character’s life was in danger. And this book definitely made me laugh a lot AND cry!

So … flour, eggs and frosting. That should make an awesome cake, right?


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Tagged by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales


Have you ever read about a character who’s exactly like you? If so,who is it?

I don’t know that I’ve ever read a character who was exactly like me, but I have read quite a few YA books with protagonists who remind me of me when I was a teenager. I was outgoing with my friends, but kind of shy with random other people – I didn’t have the best self-esteem. And I was pretty timid and naive when it came to boys. A lot of times I chuckle over the fact that I would have been the type of protagonist who bugs people – kind of unsure of herself and timid, really naive, no real boyfriends until I was seventeen – you know, all those qualities that people groan about when the protagonist has them!

Have you ever felt like giving up blogging?

Never. I can honestly say that I’ve pretty much loved every minute of blogging – and even when things are really busy, I’ve never considered giving it up!

What are your favorite book genres?

I used to read almost all fantasy and paranormal (and sci-fi too, when I was a teenager), but I’ve branched out in recent years – at least a little. Now I read a lot of YA and NA contemporaries too. I don’t know why I don’t read a ton of adult contemporary, considering the fact that I’m 41 years old. I guess I often find it kind of boring, if I’m being honest (not that I’ve given it enough of a try) – I did love The Light Between Oceans, though. Oh, and I’m not a fan of thrillers or mysteries or anything like that.

Do you reread?

Nope. Almost never.


Book Title Acrostic

Tagged by Jessica @ A Great Read

For this one, we were supposed to find books where the first letter of the titles form our name. (Maybe this one was just supposed to be on Twitter, but I’m doing it here anyway. Such a rebel, I know.)

For this one, I tried to pick my favorite book that started with the letter in question (though that was sometimes harder than I thought it would be! E probably would have been Evil Librarian, but I already used it in this post, so I chose Escape from Eden instead). I also didn’t cheat and leave off any random articles – the title had to actually start with the letter. I know, you guys are all really concerned with the random boundaries I set for myself here.

And look, I even made a cool image! (That never happens!)

Name Acrostic

N – None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
I – Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
C – Cress by Marissa Meyer
O – Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
L – Landline by Rainbow Rowell
E – Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Okay, I think that’s it, but I’m guessing I’ve missed one or two tags because I just didn’t keep track of them as well as I should have. If I missed yours, it doesn’t mean I don’t love you, it just means I’m forgetful! Remind me, and I’ll be sure to add you to my next Tagapalooza! And feel free to keep tagging me – I’ve got a system now! I’ll probably keep going Tagapalooza style, though, ’cause it’s kind of fun!

So, now it’s time for me to do some tagging. Feel free to do ANY of these tags that you want (you’ll want to go to the link for the person who originally tagged me to see the full tag) – OR create your own Tagapalooza! Don’t worry, if you don’t participate, it won’t hurt my feelings – I’ll just assume you’re forgetful, like me!

Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
Karen @ Kissin’ Blue Karen
Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales
Jessica @ A GREAT Read
(Since you guys tagged me, I figured you might want to do another one!)

Tonya @ Lilybloombooks
Danielle @ Love at First Page
Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek
Tabitha @ Not Yet  Read
Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
Lory @ Emerald City Book Review
Silvara @ Fantasy of the Silver Dragon
Lauren @ Shooting Stars Mag
Lola @ Lola’s Reviews
Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

YOU!! Seriously, this list could get really out of control, but if you’re reading this post, consider yourself tagged! I’ve got a lot of tagging to make up for!

So, does this work? Am I off the hook for All the Tags I’ve Skipped Before?

17 Responses to “Tagapalooza – To All the Tags I’ve Skipped Before”

    • Nicole

      I wish I reread sometimes, but I just can’t bring myself to – I always feel like I should be reading one of the million books on my shelf or my review list!

  1. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    This is SUCH a good idea! I have SO many tags to do myself, and now I want to do this name one, mostly because with 3 Ns in my name, the struggle is always real. Plus, I want to make a cute graphic. And if I use my last name, I will have to find a Z book… hmmm. But I love the idea of just answering a few from each, that is what I am going to have to do too, too many tags, too little time 😉

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight recently posted: This Week At Midnight (60)
    • Nicole

      Exactly! They all look so fun, but I just never manage to find the time to do them and then I end up forgetting.

    • Nicole

      I know – I think I actually checked your site to see if you did tags and saw that you didn’t have any, so I didn’t tag you. Some people just don’t like them. But feel free to consider yourself tagged and do one of these!

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