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Personality Book Tag — May 21, 2017

Personality Book Tag

I saw this book tag floating around and I thought I would give it a try. This is my first book tag so I will try to do my best. You can get your free personality test at 16 Personalities. If you want to do this feel free. All pictures on this post belong to 16 Personalities.

What is your MBTI personality type?

According to 16 Personalities I am an INTJ -T, which is the Architect.

People with the Architect personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious but private, amazingly curious, but they do not squander their energy.”

What is your personality like?

INTJ-T is an analyst personality type which means I think a lot. Architects are the rarest personality types and the most strategically capable personality types. Architects form up to 2 percent of the population and women Architects form only 0.8% of the population. I am a woman. Architects don’t like their emotions and emotions are their weakest mental point. Architects are perfectionists which means we don’t like to turn in anything that isn’t perfect. 

If you were a character in a book what would be some of your strengths and flaws?

Strengths: Well I would be like a Jack-of-all-trades because I can do anything I put my mind to. I would also like to flatter myself and say I would be really good at making battle plans.

Flaws: I would be arrogant (that’s for sure) because I would become over-confident over my god work or battle plans. If someone offends me I will blow up on them and then feel bad later.

Do any authors share your personality type?

No.

Which fictional characters share your personality type?

             

 

                                                                                                                                                      

If you were a character in a book what job would you have?

16 Personalities said that most of the Architects become scientists. Of course scientists of any kind. I would like to become a veterinarian. 

What personality type would complete your OPT?

Someone who cherishes strong, deep relationships and is able to put up with me.

Who are some fictional characters who that would complete your OPT?

None of the fictional characters that I have read would complete my OPT. Or at least I have read that character yet.

What do you guys think? What is your personality type?

 

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell —

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is about a girl called Cath who just got college and has to learn how to make friends. Fangirl is for young adults. Cath is a Simon Snow fan (Simon Snow is like Harry Potter in Fangirl) and writes detailed, love story, fanfiction about it. Having a prettier, cooler, and more popular twin is not easy. It is especially hard when your twin doesn’t want to be roomates with you. In this whole Cath has a total of 2 true friends. Regan and Levi. A boy and a girl. With the 8th and last book coming out in the Simon Snow series coming out, Cath feels like she has to finish her fanfiction book. I thought that Fangirl was okay but it swore. A lot. The F-bomb is on pretty much every other page once you get to the middle. Whenever a book has more than 5 swears in it I take down a star. Three Stars. Thank you for reading!!! Have a great day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons

Frogkisser, by Garth Nix — May 20, 2017

Frogkisser, by Garth Nix

This book review is dedicated to Book Princess of  Book Princess Reviews if you haven’t you should totally check out her blog. But now onto the book review. 

Frogkisser is about a princess who has the power to kiss transformed things and make them the way they were before, with the help of some magical lip balm. Frogkisser is for young adults. Princess Anya is kept under castle arrest because she wants to learn about the world. Princess Anya wants to be a sorcerer but she does not know the consequences. Princess Morven’s (Anya’s older sister) lover has been turned into a frog and Princess Anya has to go find the lost prince and turn him back. Anya is accompanied by a talking dog, a boy turned into a newt, a human enhanced otter, and a frog prince. Anya must go find the ingredients for the magical lip balm so she can kiss all of her transformed friends. I loved Frogkisser!!! Five Stars. -annaleeliz and Buttons

 

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly —

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate is about Calpurnia once again dealing with her family and deciding her future. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate is for young adults. Calpurnia still loves to spend time with her Grandpa and observe things. Calpurnia has a newt called Sir Isaac Newton and everyone is scared of him. After all Calpurnia does love studying her animals. Calpurnia’s brother Travis loves finding injured or not injured wild animals and ‘adopting’ them. Calpurnia has to keep her parents away from Travis’ pets. A hurricane struck the bottom of Texas and Calpurnia’s cousin Aggie comes to live with the Tates. Aggie has a typewriter and is teaching Calpurnia how to type. I thought The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate was a great book. Five Stars. Have a great  day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly — May 15, 2017

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is about called Calpurnia who lives at the turn of the century (1800s-1900s) who does not want to sew, cook, and raise a family. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is for young adults. Calpurnia lives in Texas on a plantation. Calpurnia loves to walk to the river and observe things. Calpurnia is the only girl in a family of seven boys. Calpurnia has a grandfather that dreams of finding a new species. Calpurnia and Grandfather will work together to find a new species all while Calpurnia is avoiding sewing, cooking, and practicing the piano. Calpurnia’s antics are very amusing and I laughed a lot. Calpurnia wanted to be a scientist so she helped her grandfather with his studies. Apparently in the 1800s they did not teach science in school!!! Shocking!!! The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate was okay. Four Stars. -annaleeliz and Buttons

Incident At Hawks Hill, by Allan W. Eckert —

Incident At Hawks Hill, by Allan W. Eckert

Incident At Hawks Hill is about a young boy called Ben who gets lost on the prairie. Incident At Hawks Hill is for young adults. Ben is a six year old boy who likes animals more than people. Ben likes to mimic the sounds each animal makes but doesn’t like talking to people. People label Ben a freak and don’t want to be around him. One day Ben decides to take a walk and gets lost on the prairie. Everyone goes looking for Ben. Meanwhile a badger has found Ben and is raising him as her own. Ben loves his new life as a badger. Will Ben’s family find Ben or not? I loved Incident At Hawks Hill. Five Stars. Have a great day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons

Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keyes — May 13, 2017

Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

Flowers For Algernon is about a mentally challenged man called Charlie Gorden who becomes a genius. Flowers For Algernon is for young adults. Charlie works in a bakery and has many friends. Charlie goes to a school for mentally challenged adults and is the person who works the hardest in the school. Charlie lives in New York. Being mentally challenged Charlie gets laughed at a lot and doesn’t realize this. Charlie gets chosen for an operation to make him smarter. But getting the operation has consequences. Charlie loses his friends and his job. Charlie also learns a lesson about life, love, and friends. I thought Flowers For Algernon was a really good book. I learned a lot. Five Stars. -annaleeliz and Buttons

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein —

Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity is about a girl called Verity who is kidnapped by the Nazis during World War II. Code Name Verity is for young adults. Verity is a happy-go-lucky English spy but when she gets captured she behaves differently. Maddie is a nice girl who cries at the sound of gunfire. In Code Name Verity the author splits the book in half; the first half of the book is from Verity’s point of view and the second half of the book is from Maddie’s point of view. Verity and Maddie are flying to France and plane gets shot down by antiaircraft guns. Verity doesn’t know what happened to Maddie and Maddie doesn’t know what happened to Verity. Code Name Verity is a great book. Once again I cried. Five Stars. Have a great day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons

The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), by Anne Frank — May 12, 2017

The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank), by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl is about 13 year-old Anne Frank who lives during World War II and keeps a diary. The Diary of a Young Girl is for young adults and adults. Anne Frank was a young girl with many pleasures, friends, and admirers. Anne Frank was also Jewish. When Hitler occupied the Netherlands, Anne Frank and her family along with another family and a German dentist go into hiding in the Secret Annex. When you are hiding you are constantly afraid of being found. If you were found you were either taken to a concentration camp or shot. It was a very dismal prospect but Anne mostly remained optimistic. The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the most famous books in the world. It reduced me to tears. The Diary of a Young Girl is important book. Five Stars. Have a great day!!! -annaleeliz and Buttons

Horns and Wrinkles, by Joseph Helgerson — May 10, 2017

Horns and Wrinkles, by Joseph Helgerson

Horns and Wrinkles is about a boy called Duke who grows a rhino horn after falling into the Mississippi River. Horns and Wrinkles is for young adults. Claire is a normal girl who likes to take in wild animals and give them a home. Claire has three sisters, none of whom share Claire’s passion for animals. Claire’s cousin Duke falls into a stretch of the Mississippi River that is magical. If you don’t do 1 genuine act of kindness you have a rhino horn forever. But if you keep the rhino horn for too long you disappear or you grow a tail and hooves and start to become a rhino, then you disappear. Lots of strange things happen around this part of the Mississippi River. I thought Horns and Wrinkles was a really great book. Five Stars. Have a great day. -annaleeliz and Buttons