Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lunar New Year Book Tag

So, Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 is Lunar New Year.   Happy Year of the Rooster!  Millions of people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year, mostly in Asian cultures.

To celebrate the Year of the Rooster this year, Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit teamed up with  Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts  to bring you the Lunar New Year Book Tag!  Instructions, downloads, and a link back are at the bottom of Tiff's post HERE.

Here’s the deal: like in Western astrology, Chinese culture has it’s own zodiac, based on the year you were born and a corresponding animal. There are 12 animal signs and they each represent different personalities. This book tag is based on those.

Which Chinese zodiac animal you are?

  • Click over here for list of dates. Match up your birthday to the corresponding year, and that’s your animal.
  • Or if you’re good at math, try this handy trick from Divide your year of birth by 12 and read the remainder. If the number of the year can be divided with no remainder, take the remainder as zero. Each remainder corresponds to an animal sign.
0: Monkey 1: Rooster 2: Dog 3: Pig
4: Rat 5: Ox 6: Tiger 7: Rabbit
8: Dragon 9: Snake 10: Horse 11: Sheep

Got it? You can read more about the different signs here, or below in each of the graphics!

And here are my answers to this fun book tag!

I'm going to give two, my most anticipated 2017 YA is Reign of Serpents (Blood of Gods and Royals #3) by Eleanor Herman, and my most anticipated 2017 adult fiction is Buns (Hudson Valley #3) by Alice Clayton.

 Hmm, books that I read over and over is what I guess I'll pick.  Probably After by Anna Todd, Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street #3) by Samantha Young, and Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott. 

Okay, so really, I spend so much money on books.  But, let's see, I'm going to say that I spend too much money going to the Dollar Tree stores and buying up books for both myself and the library where I work. 

So I am a Rat.  This is my sign for the Chinese Zodiac.  Hmm, there are several authors that I feel fly under the radar.  One is Cara Lynn Shultz, I loved her Spellbound series. 

I think I'm going to pick Hermione from the Harry Potter books.  We could also always pick Edward from the Twilight series. 

Okay, there are a few for this one.  First I'm going to pick Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher for suicide, along with just recently Teach Me To Forget by Erica M. Chapman.  Second is the Riders of the Apocalypse series by Jackie Morse Kessler which covers eating disorders, anger/cutting, disease, etc.:  Hunger, Rage, Lost, and Breath.  And one more, Tease by Amanda Maciel is a good book on bullying.

Hmm, probably one of Alice Clayton's Hudson Valley series, Nuts or Cream of the Crop

I mentioned one above, but another favorite is The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright. 

Okay, I've got to again say the After series.  Hardin Scott is extremely manipulative.

Hmm, well, I'll pick one from 2016 just to narrow it down.  I love the funny covers on the Hudson Valley series by Alice Clayton, but I'm going to pick a pretty cover from last year, And I Darken by Kiersten White. 

Hmm, I read so many funny books last year, this is a hard one.  Really, so many of the characters in Alice Clayton's books.  But really, I have to pick Mal Ericson from Play by Kylie Scott wins hands down.  He makes me laugh so much!  He is my favorite book boyfriend!

I'm not going to tag anyone specifically, just join in if you want!  You can get all the images above by going HERE to get them.  You can also then join  into the link up to see what everyone else has chosen!