The 2016/2017 Book Tag

I’ve got a few book tags to catch up on and so I won’t be waiting until Tuesday to do some of them. This one almost slipped past my notice but I managed to come across it a few days ago!

This tag was created by David @ theguywhosaidalwaysno and I was tagged by the wonderful Sophie @ Blame Chocolate and if you haven’t already, go check out Sophie’s lovely blog. She’s got reviews on books, anime, video games, and so much more! Thanks so much for the tag, Sophie ❤

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The Rules:

  1. Mention the creator of the tag.
  2. Use the image that you find in this article.
  3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

The Questions

Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Exciting, life-changing, and memorable.

Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

Just two people, huh? Well, I guess I’ll go with my friend Ana Flávia Albuquerque from France (who I met in Ireland and who I’ve been keeping in contact with by sending her a steady supply of memes on FB) and my other friend, Margaret Harris, who I roomed with during the winter semester. We went through hell together as we secretly went to war with the other roommate in the next room over. Dark times. Dark times…

Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

Galway, I miss your emerald green fields and sturdy stone fences. I miss your friendly natives and small town vibe. I miss your endless number of pubs and cafés, your narrow roads, and cold blue river. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I arrived in Ireland. I’d love to go back some day.

Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

That would be my Aunt Linda and cousin Heather’s Christmas day dinner. Nothing can or ever will compare to my Auntie’s sweet potato pie, fresh bread rolls, or collard greens. And nothing measures up to my cousin’s home-cooked mac n’cheese, honeyed ham, candied yams, or herb stuffing.

Write the event which has marked you the most in 2016 (even global event).

That would be Trump winning the election. My soul cries.

Write the finest purchase you made in 2016, and if you want, link a photo.

Of course I’m very happy with a great number of my book buys last year (i.e. Six of Crows, Lady Midnight, Illuminae) but there’s something else I’m really proud to have bought. I don’t know why, but I am really happy I got this really cool DC Comics canvas print.


Write 3 good intentions for 2017.

To write more short stories, to revise my second and third novels, and to find an internship or job that works with books and/or literacy.

Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

I’d love to visit New York City! My mom’s from Manhattan, so hopefully I can convince her to take my brother and me back to her hometown over the summer.

Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.


My Tagees:

Jamie @ Book Pandamonium

Niraja @ Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them

Ava @ Reads, Rhymes, and Ruminations

Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews

Irena @ Books and Hot Tea

Marta @ The Book Mermaid

Sean @ Kingdombookblog

Laura @ Reading Sanctuary

Tiana @ The Book Raven

Of course, you don’t have to do this tag if you’ve already done this one! But for those who haven’t, I hope you have fun answering the Qs! 😀

42 thoughts on “The 2016/2017 Book Tag

  1. Thanks so much for tagging me! Oh, my heart soared at your pictures of Galway. I haven’t been to Ireland in almost 5 years now and my soul misses that beautiful country. I’ve never felt more at peace anywhere else in the world. I also love that canvas print (I think my mom might already have that, but if not, I will have to find it for her. Biggest DC fan I know). Awesome answers 🙂

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    1. Ireland has a way of making you miss it, doesn’t it? It’s such a beautiful place. I miss Galway very much and hope I can make my way back to it one day 😀 And yes! The print is of great quality and is the perfect gift for a DC fan! Thanks, Diana 😊 Hope you enjoy doing the tag!

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    1. Ah yes, nearly every view in Ireland seemed to be breathtaking. I hope you’ll follow that wanderlust. It’ll take you to some wonderful places 😊 And of course! Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. First of all, OMG I have that cake shovel and it’s the cutest thing ever!
    Second of all, loved your answers! I’d love to visit Ireland one of these days too. It looks like the most beautiful place in the world, and I just adore its rawness. Great photos, by the way ^^
    I hope you achieve everything you’ve wished for this year and may we see many more posts from you ❤

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    1. LOL, isn’t it!? I found the pic on Pexels but I really want the cake shovel now haha. So cool that you have it! And thank you! All I had to do was point and shoot haha. The place is so beautiful, it’s hard to get a bad photo 😀 Hope you manage to visit it one day!
      Aww thanks so much, Sophie ❤ You, too!


  3. Love this tag! Oh my GOD your photos of Galway are so beautiful. I’d love to explore more of Ireland sometimes – some of the countryside is so untouched and magical. Exciting, life-changing and memorable all sound like good things – I hope your 2017 is getting off to just as good a start! xx

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    1. It’s a lovely tag! And thank you! It wasn’t too difficult to catch a good photo. Nearly every angle of Ireland’s rural landscape is so beautiful 😀 I think you and anyone who visits would fall in love with the countryside (and Galway City!) It holds a certain magic that settles in your heart. And thanks, Sammie! So, far it’s gone pretty well. I hope yours is too! 😊


  4. Great tag Azia, and a great way to look back over 2016 as well. Your photos of Galway are amazing, they’re making me want to hope on a plane and travel there right this second. Either way I’m definitely adding it to my ever growing to-visit list! Also I hope you manage to get to New York in 2017. I’ve been there once and it was a beyond amazing experience seeing the big city! 😀
    I hope your 2017 is just as amazing and memorable as your 2016 seemed to be. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Beth! ❤ And I sincerely hope you manage to visit Ireland one day. It's such a gorgeous place, I'm sure you won't be disappointed! And I visited New York once, long ago when I was six or seven, so I'd love to return as a young woman and see it with new eyes and new motivations! 😊
      Thanks so much! I hope yours is, too!! ❤

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      1. That’s all right, and I do have Ireland on my must-visit list, you’ve just given me more of a destination than ‘Ireland’ to plan for! 😀 Wow that was quite a while back. I reckon your experience there will change a fair bit considering you’re older now.
        That’s all right, and thanks Azia. 🙂

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      2. I highly recommend Galway City, the Connemara, the Aran Islands (Inis Mor), Killarney, Cork, and of course Dublin haha. Any part of Ireland is a great place to visit really 😀
        And I’m sure it will, but I’m betting it’ll be a wonderful experience! ❤

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  5. If you come to NYC, please let me know, I would love to meet you! =D
    I hope you reach all your goals for this year and you find that internship as well!
    I want to go to Ireland so bad, those photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Oh I definitely will! I’d love to meet you, too!! 😊 Thank you! I hope so, too! And I hope you visit Ireland one day!! It’ll remind you of the beauty in this world 😀

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    1. LOL, I saw your tag on the feed! Glad you got to do this one. It’s a lovely little tag. And thank you! Loved your answers as well. And Ireland is simply beautiful! I’d love to go back one day 😊

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