Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Siblings Book Tag (Original)

Hi guys! I'm back today with an original book tag, co-created with my sister, Pooja. So today, we'll be doing a new Siblings Book Tag, featuring original questions penned specifically for this tag. My sister and I took turns answering these questions and honestly, it was super fun to do. If you also have siblings, feel free to do this tag as well. It'll be lots of fun, I promise! 

1. Name your favorite childhood book.

Me: Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

Pooja: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

This question does set the mood, doesn't it? XD

2. Name a book you loved but which your sister didn't like.

Me: The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike. 

This was the series I first became obsessed about when I was a teen. It was also my first dip in vampire literature and I loved it so much I couldn't wait to get my sister to read it. Eventually, she did read it. And didn't like it... >_<

Pooja: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

Despite all my sister’s warnings about how I would find these books boring and over-descriptive, I simply couldn’t help myself from falling in love with the ring bearer and his quest from the Shire to Mount Doom…simply epic!!!


3. Name a character you love but whom your sister doesn't like.

Me: Alisa Perne from The Last Vampire series.

Alisa is literally the last vampire. She's badass and ruthless and to me, she's a bit the 90's vampire version of Celaena Sardothien. And yet my sister can't stand her. Go figure -_-

Pooja: Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

I know that a lot of people, including my sister, believe that Peeta is not a strong enough character. However I believe that his strength resided in his ability to stand by Katniss throughout the terrifying Hunger Games and beyond. Also I think that it must have required much strength to survive the harassing torture of the Capitol and still find a way to eventually resurface. Go Team Peeta!!!

4. What are your favorite bookish habits?

Me: Occasionally mindlessly flipping the pages as I'm reading.

From time to time, I'll just stop reading, brush my fingers across the pages I've read so far, and then continue reading.

Pooja: I love to smell the books I'm reading. 

A quick sniff at the pages of a book is an amazing stimulant for a book lover.


5. Name a book you both hated.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Spark... Just no. 

6. What are your favorite fandoms?

Me: Alice in Wonderland! 

I think by now you guys already know that I'm more or less obsessed with Alice in Wonderland ^^

Pooja: The Hunger Games. 

The odds were indeed quite favorable in making me fall for the amazing story of the girl on fire!


7. Pick a book you want to steal from your sister's bookshelves.

Me: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.

This is only John Green novel I actually really like. I originally read it on my Kindle and was planning to get myself a physical copy but my sister now has it on her shelves so I'll just resort to shameless thievery instead :D 

Pooja: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. 

I think I’m pretty much close to owning that one now ^^

8. What's your common favorite fandom?

Harry Potter ^^


9. Name a book you both really want to read.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 

10. Name a fictional places you'd love to visit.

Me: Hogwarts and Camp Half-Blood!

Pooja: Middle-earth, especially Rivendell. And Lothlorien. And The Shire...


11. Name a book you recommended to your sister which she ended up loving. 

Me: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

My sister has it easy. Each time she needs to read a new book, she just visits my library and ask for recs. Does that make me her personal librarian?? 

Pooja: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

I simply had to share that haunting yet beautiful and truthful story with my sister. It gave me an insight on how life could be like for Afghan women during times of conflict and trial. And I wanted her to understand the feelings which were triggered in me while reading that amazing book.

12. Who's your favorite literary crush?

Me: Lestat from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles

Pooja: Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games 

13. Name a book series you were surprised to both fall in love with.

Gossip Girl: The Carlyles by Cecily Von Ziegesar

I usually shy away from everything that closely resemble chick-lit and yet, after my sister bought this series, we ended up both falling in love with it. 

14. Name your favorite poets (or authors).

Me: E.A. Poe

Who daily scents its snowy wings, with incense of burnt offerings...

Pooja: John Keats 

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness…

Again, do you see a pattern here??


15. Recommend some books to your sister.

Me: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

Pooja: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, When the Mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

If you also want to do this tag...

1. Don't forget to link your post back to mine.
2. Send me a link to your post so that I can read your answers too :)
3. Maybe you have more than one sibling? Or you have a brother instead of a sister? Simply modify the questions accordingly ^^

So that's it for this tag guys. Definitely feel free to do it if you've enjoyed it ^^

Cover art by Of Stacks and Cups via Pagemodo


  1. u and ur sister knows each other very well.....
    have a good day...

  2. Great job with this tag!
    Does Pooja have her own blog too? She has a talent for writing just like her big sister. :)

    1. Pooja doesn't have a blog but I asked her to be an occasional guest blogger here whenever she wants to :) And she says thanks for the lovely comment!

  3. This was such a fun tag! I thought I was the only one who didn't really like Peeta ;) Anyhoo, I'm hoping to get my brother in on this tag with me! If I get him to agree, I'll totally be doing this!

    1. I hope you and your brother will be able to do the tag too! Looking forward to reading your post ^^