The Wonderstruck Book Tag // An Original Tag (by me!) Featuring Taylor Swift + Books!!

Two things I adore are Taylor Swift and books.

I also love participating in book tags, and while I’ve done my fair share of fun ones throughout the years…I’ve never created one! Today I’m breaking that trend by introducing the Wonderstruck Book Tag, a tag that combines my loves for Taylor Swift and books.✨

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I’ll be using some of my favorite Taylor Swift songs (which there are a lot of XD) and then connecting them each to a prompt and book! That explanation sounded very confusing. But basically it’s just like a normal book tag would be?

I decided to call it Wonderstruck because that it’s a word I associate with Taylor Swift (she had a perfume named that) and it dates back to one of my favorite Taylor Swift eras, with the albums Speak Now and Fearless and it even reminds me a little of the 1989 vibes, which I LOVE.

I’m so excited, because I’ve never done something like this before, and though it probably won’t catch on, I know I’ll have fun creating it. 😉

Oh, and as a quick disclaimer- I’ve never seen any other Taylor Swift book tags on the blogosphere, but I’m sure they exist. So if you have seen one and mine resembles it, it was not intentional!

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  • Link back to the creator (me!!)
  • Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
  • Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post. 🙂
  • Tag however many people you’d like at the end!

I just want this tag to be as relaxed as possible, and fun, because Taylor Swift + books should = a whole lot of good vibes. Let’s get started!

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You know, I don’t know why, but I feel the need to read books that rip my heart into thousands of tiny shreds. Does anyone else feel me?!

I definitely have to say that one book that completely tore me apart was Salt to the Sea. It was a gorgeous book, absolutely stunning, but just so sad and the fact that it was historical fiction made it even more sad…because it was based on true events.

Now that I’ve scared you away…I’d really recommend it, such a beautiful book!

{ Listen to: You’re Not Sorry }

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Oh, I have to say We Were Liars.

If you’ve read it, then you know how incredibly CRAZY that plot twist was?! I read it over the summer, and I’m still reeling from it, honestly.

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I remember sitting awake for hours after I finished it, not able to fall asleep because my mind was turning so fast. It’s insane how a book could make me feel that way, and even though I tried to forget what happened because it was so shocking, I still find myself thinking about it all the time.

{ Listen to: Back to December }

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I feel like Love & Gelato would make the most perfect movie?!

Hear me out. First of all, it’s set in Italy, so that is instantly perfect for movie shooting. It would have beautiful scenery, it has an adorable romance that would be so cute on screen, and it also would have more dramatic and genuine parts when the main character deals with her mother’s death and uncovers a mystery about her family.

I would go see it in a heartbeat! And…now I’m wishing it really was a movie. XD

{ Listen to: If This Was a Movie }

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Ohh, let me just put all the YA contemporaries in the world in this category?! For real though, HOW AM I TO CHOOSE. I love how I created this tag and I can’t even answer my own question.

I mean, there are too many good ones, but a few winners are Wanderlost, Summer of SaltUnder Rose-Tainted Skiesand Always Never Yours.

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Hmm, doesn’t look like I have a certain aesthetic at all. 😉

{ Listen to: Gorgeous }

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This book is from a while ago, and while I wouldn’t say people hate it, I have heard people (mostly in real life) that didn’t like Everything, Everything.

I haven’t seen the movie, but maybe the book was a letdown after it? Or maybe people didn’t enjoy the major plot twist? Either way, I know I liked this book, despite the slightly insta-love aspect. I still thought it was a solid read!

{ Listen to: Shake it Off }

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Hi, hello, I’m Olivia and no matter how hard I try I can never not mention Harry Potter! And so, I will mention it for this one because, well, I think it’s an innate response by now.

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This gif is me, pretending I’m not obsessive and crazy for mentioning Harry Potter in every post I ever write…but anyway, Harry Potter gives me all the nostalgic vibes and always manages to transport me back to a happy place!

{ Listen to: Never Grow Up }

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Oh, recently I read My Lady Jane and I have absolutely only good things to say about it! I fell in love with it right away.

It was hilarious, heartwarming, had the most gorgeous slow-burn, and it was such a cool concept: the retelling of a historical event, but with a fantasy twist. Even me, your local contemporary gal, enjoyed this fantasy and I would recommend it a thousand times over!

{ Listen to: Sparks Fly }

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I know a lot of people don’t enjoy classics, and I completely respect that opinion. But me…I’m kind of obsessed with them? Maybe it’s me and my love for old-fashioned things, or the carefree manner classics have about them, or just reading a book that I know people have read for generations…I just adore it.

My absolute favorite is Anne of Green Gables.

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Taylor is me screaming after Anne Shirley! She’s bubbly, joyful, talkative, has the most fun adventures, and don’t even get me started on Gilbert, because I LOVE HIM. I also love Marilla and Matthew and Diana and wow, it’s just the cutest series ever?!

{ Listen to: Style }

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I absolutely adored the romance in When Dimple Met Rishi! It was so cute, I loved how they slowly (well, kind of slowly, kind of quickly) fell into “like” with each other, and it was one of the few books I’ve read where I was 100% okay with the romance being most of the plot.

I think what made it so appealing to me was that both Dimple and Rishi had different desires and plans for their lives, and just because they became romantically involved, they didn’t throw away what their beliefs and goals.

{ Listen to: End Game }

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For me, this is 1304983048% The Raven Cycle series.

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An accurate depiction of me walking toward the Raven Boys + Blue with open arms because I love them so much. As in, I would give SO much for them to be real?! And I just want to be friends with them?! And as soon as I read the first chapter, there was absolutely no turning back, I was completely hooked.

{ Listen to: I Knew You Were Trouble }

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Okay, maybe this doesn’t count as a sequel. But I really, really didn’t like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

I’m sure the play is wonderful, but as a story and especially reading it as a script, it just didn’t click with me at all. While Harry Potter was magical and adorable, it just…wasn’t. I didn’t like how a lot of the characters ended up (Harry Potter WOULD BE AN AMAZING DAD, please don’t fight me on this, why did they make him NOT?!) and just, it read more like a fanfiction than a this-is-what-actually-happened, in my opinion.

{ Listen to: Bad Blood }

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And there we are, that concludes my tag! (I wanted to do thirteen questions, since that’s Taylor’s number, but I thought that would be a little long…so I went with ten. 😉 )

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Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams // Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books // Rose @ A Purpose of Winged Dogs // Grace @ Stacks of Books // May @ My First Chapter // May @ Forever and Everly // Brianna @ Brianna the Bookworm // Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice // Rhi @ Marshmallow Harmonies // Sissi @ The Book World // Katie @ That Bookish Girl // Tiffany @ Read by Tiffany // Cat @ A Little Bit of Runion // Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction // Annie @ Zoelogist // Abby @ When Words Fly // Annie @ Blossoms and Bullet Journals

Wow, I tagged quite a few people.😅 I just wanted to try and help my tag reach more people, but if I tagged you PLEASE don’t feel required to do this in any way, shape, or form!

I totally understand if you just don’t participate in tags, or maybe you just don’t like Taylor Swift?! (I tagged all bloggers I’ve talked about adoring Taylor with, but for many I didn’t know. And I completely respect anyone not liking/listening to her music.) Basically, please feel no need to participate, it’s in all good spirit!

And if I didn’t tag you and you want to participate, by all means do so- that would just make it even more fun. *hugs you*

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I honestly had SO much fun creating this! Matching the songs with the prompts, creating the images, and picking my own books to fit each question, it was a true labor of love. (It may have taken me like three hours to write this post…but it was WORTH IT.)

Thank you for reading through all this, and I hope you enjoyed my first ever original book tag! I hope you all have a lovely day.💓

Are you going to participate in this tag? What are some of your answers, do you agree with any of mine? Favorite Taylor song? I’d love to chat with you all in the comments.

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Credits for the image in my featured image >> Photo by Anita Austvika on Unsplash

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114 thoughts on “The Wonderstruck Book Tag // An Original Tag (by me!) Featuring Taylor Swift + Books!!

  1. UM HI HELLO I LOVE THIS!!! ❤ So beautifully made and appeals to my inner fangirl heart 🙂 I have a couple tags planned for this month, but this will be perfect for February. I'm already plotting all my answers MWHAHA your gifs were absolutely so fitting for this tag too!! Also, can i just say that you picked the most beautiful covers for gorgeous~

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    • HI, HELLO, I LOVE YOU! Aww thank you so much Tiffany, this means so much to me.💓I wasn’t sure if you were a Swiftie or not but I’m so happy that it appealed to you! I can’t wait to read your post whenever you write it, no pressure at all.☺️Haha, the gifs were one of my favorite parts…XD

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  2. Ooooh, I love Taylor Swift! I agree with a lot of your choices, but for Bad Blood, I would have chosen Eragon and Eldest. I loved Eragon, as it had great word-building ​and unique characters, but Eldest couldn’t keep my attention at all. It was so boring I ended it up not finished it. Great post, Olivia!

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  3. Ahhh this is SUCH a fun tag and I love all of your prompts so much, you did such a great job! ❤ ❤ And yay for Taylor Swift, love her and her songs just as well. Thank you so much for tagging me! 😀
    I so agree about We Were Liars, it took me a little while to get over that ending, like.. I was shocked by what happened and I didn't see it coming at all. And your choices of book covers are so perfect, I am IN LOVE. ❤

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  4. OH MY GOSH, THIS BROUGHT ME SO MUCH HAPPINESS????? three of my favorites???? Taylor Swift +++ my dear friend Olivia ++++ books///////// ALL IN ONE POST///////

    I’m just so honored to be tagged in this amazingly clever tag and answer all of these questions sllkdjflsdkjflkj

    (+Summer of Salt is so pretty & Salt to the Sea was HEARTBREAKING, all books with the word “salt” in the title = all the feels)

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    • AWW, MY DEAR MALANIE, THANK YOU.💗I didn’t know for sure if you were a Taylor fan?! BUT YOU ARE and that makes me happy. :))

      WHAT, you’re too kind, I don’t deserve such love from you! *screams* *hugs you*

      How have I not noticed this trend?! If the book title has the word salt in it, then I’m destined to love it but also break apart inside. Sounds like something I can’t resist?!

      THANK YOU AGAIN, ILYSM

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  5. I really love this idea for a tag Olivia (I am a massive fan of Taylor Swift’s music so when I make it through some of the tags still in my queue I may have to take part in this one too) and I loved reading your answers for it too.
    We Were Liars is a book I’m still thinking about too, that ending had my mouth hanging open in shock, also oh my god I love The Raven Cycle. It’s one of my all-time favourite series, and yeah I wish they were real too. Blue and the Raven Boys are friendship goals for sure right?
    Great post. 🙂 ❤

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  6. I loved this so much! Taylor Swift is my favorite artist, so needless to say, I already loved this tag before I even read the questions, hahah. I’ll totally be answering this one! Also, the fact you named it Wonderstruck makes it even more meaningful. 1: because it also reminds me of Fearless/Speak Now era, which are by far my favorite Taylor Swift albums; 2: I just had war flashbacks from buying the Wonderstruck fragrance when it first came out, and I’m sad because I haven’t found it anywhere since I run out of it, and it was a delightful fragrance! I think it’s funny how Taylor got to be a part of my life in so many ways: not only as her songs being a soundtrack for many moments of my life, but also as her perfume being a smell to bring back a lot of memories.
    The ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ question was sooooo relatable. When I first heard of The Raven Cycle, it was pitched as nothing but “a group of boys from a boarding school” and I instantly bought it. I’m obsessed with bromances, so obviously that was the perfect choice! (And, yes, why do YA contemporaries have the most beautiful covers ever? I feel the need to read them all!)
    That was such a lovely tag, Olivia! Thanks for sharing it! 😊

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    • Aww, this comment made me so happy! Taylor Swift is most definitely such an amazing singer, songwriter, and person and I’m excited that you love her too and even more excited that you want to participate.☺️
      Ahh, the Wonderstruck perfume! Sadly I don’t think I ever bought it but I remember always stopping to smell it in the store. That’s so sweet that it holds memories for you!
      HAHA, I LOVE THAT. Now I have learned that “group of boarding school boys” can only mean good things. XD I don’t know what I’d do without the Raven Boys + Blue in my life?!
      Thank you so, so much, and thank you again for the kindest comment!💓

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  7. OLIVIA THIS IS LIKE THE BEST TAG I HAVE EVER SEEN??? Taylor Swift is my FAVORITE oh my goodness. And you’re such a genius for coming up with this, I love love love it💕💞💕 thank you so much for tagging meeee!

    I totally agree with what you said about We Were Liars – I read that YEARS ago and I still think about that plot twist. Also HP & The Cursed Child was not for me either!! Ugh I don’t understand why they made Harry seem like such a bad dad😭

    Anyway this tag is lovely and YOU’RE lovely and I’m so very excited to answer these questions!!! 💗

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    • Ahh, BRIANNA, you have made my entire day!! Thank you so, so much.💘I actually didn’t know for certain if you were a fan when I tagged you but I’m so happy that you are!

      Oh, I can see myself thinking about We Were Liars for years, too! It was just so unexpected. I FEEL you with HP & The Cursed Child- I just wanted to cry because I know that Harry would be such a good dad and I refuse to believe that he wouldn’t?!

      Aww, thank you again, you’ve truly just made my heart so happy! I can’t wait to read your post.🤗

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  8. I read this whole post with bated breath, hoping that I could do this tag…. THANK YOU! I’ve never been a huge Taylor Swift fan, but as I’ve listened to her more I actually *gasp* kinda like her… I can’t wait to do the tag!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful job creating this, by the way 😍

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  9. This is such a cute tag, Olivia!! I’m not the biggest Taylor Swift fan out there but I might just do it because I LOVE the prompts and it’s such a unique, creative tag ❤ Harry Potter is definitely a nostalgic book for me, though I have to say Percy Jackson is an even bigger one since I read it before HP! Summer of Salt has SUCH a gorgeous cover, and it's so soft and soothing! Great tag, Olivia, and thank you so much for tagging me!!

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    • Thank you so, so much May!💘That means so much to me, and of course feel no pressure whatsoever to participate. 🙂 Oh, I love Percy Jackson! I read it a little after I read HP, and I think it’s probably my second favorite series of all time (after Harry Potter, haha) and, wow, I just adore it so much. XD (PERCABETH.) Thank you again, this comment made me so happy!

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  10. OLIVIA this is so creative!! I love that you made your own tag, and you obviously put a ton of time and thought into this. And I loved that you used all the Taylor Swift gifs too 😉 As for your answers, I 100% agree with yours for Never Grow Up and Style. Anne is the best!! And so is Gilbert!! And omg I hadn’t thought about it but you are so right about Love & Gelato as a movie. I would totally watch that if they made one. Thank you for tagging me, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week ❤

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    • OH my goodness, thank you so much, Annie! This is the kindest comment ever.🙈Aww, Anne and Gilbert are the best! I adore “Carrots” and just all of their relationship. I really need there to be a Love & Gelato movie, now that I thought about it, I can’t stop thinking about how great it would be, haha. Thank you again, I hope the same for you, and that you have a lovely weekend! ❤️

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  11. AH OLIVIA YOU MADE A TAG. I feel like that’s definitely an item on the unwritten book blogger bucket list. ;)) This is so much fun! Your prompt and song connections are so smart. And thank you for tagging me! Haha, I remember talking about that gif of Taylor Swift falling on the treadmill. Also, book update. I finished Darius the Great is Not Okay, and it made me cry in public which is always an experiene, and now I’m reading Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills! What have you been reading?

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    • I DID. Haha, I think it was on my blogger bucket list, I’m glad I can cross it off now. 😉 Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. Oh yes, that gif of her is so funny and I always think of our comment conversation when I see it now. XD AHH, DARIUS. What part made you cry? I really want to read Famous in a Small Town, how is it going so far? Right now I’m in the middle of (another) Harry Potter reread, and I’m currently on the third book. I also want to read some of the new library books I got, so hopefully if I finish my homework I’ll be able to start one of them today.

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      • Hahaha, that’s so great.
        It was the part between Darius and his dad when Stephen tells him not to cry and Darius tells him he can’t help it and he’s sorry he can’t be normal like him and then his dad tells him he’s always been proud of it. I think parts like that between friends or parent/kid or siblings always make me cry.
        Oh, new library books!! So exciting. Did you get to start one? :)) I hope you did. I’m actually reading Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie even though I don’t read mystery. It’s because I saw it was getting made into a movie this year. I’m liking it though. I’m also almost done with Famous in a Small Town, but I took a break because I don’t have enough free book darts right now.

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        • Aww, I remember that part. His relationship with his dad was so emotional and interesting to read about, I’m glad it ended on a positive note!
          I did! I read Your Destination is On the Left, and it was really, really good. I would highly recommend. Ooh, Agatha Christie! I feel like she is kind of an author whose name I recognize just because of her fame, but I’ve never read any of her books. You’ll have to let me know how it is, and how Famous in a Small Town is!

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          • I know, me too!
            Ohh, I haven’t heard of Your Destination is On the Left before. Okay, adding that to my Bookish Santa right now. I finished Famous in a Small Town, and it was good- she focused a lot more on their friendships and them just riffing and having fun with each other. I didn’t think it was as good as Foolish Hearts though. :)) About Death On the Nile, I’m liking it. The only thing is that I’m having a little trouble keeping all the characters straight.

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  12. Ahem, where’s my tag?!?! LOL.
    But seriously, THIS IS SO AWESOME, WOW. You matched the prompts so perfectly with the songs! I love Taylor Swift, I don’t like her two latest albums unfortunately just because the kind of music isn’t my style, but I still love her and she gives a great performance. Would love to see her live one day!

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  13. I freaked out when I saw this last week! This is the best tag I’ve ever seen. I am 100% doing it, thank you so much for tagging me! I didn’t realize there were so many other Swifties in the blogosphere. I love the songs that you chose for these and the descriptions that match. Fearless and Speak Now are my favorite eras too. I didn’t like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child either, but I loved Everything, Everything.
    -Rose

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    • Aww, thank you so very much, Rose, that means SO much to me!💘I know right, there are so many Taylor fans?! I have known you were one for a while so of course I had to tag you. XD Yes, I also thought Everything, Everything was pretty good too. 😉 Thank you again for all your kind words!

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  14. so basically i am SCREAMING here bc wowow thank you for creating this amazing tag, its so creative and genius (and its taylor swift !!!) and also for tagging me i FEEL SO HONOURED my heart

    i’m going to get to this as soon as possible bc it just looks like heaps and heaps of fun. and omg yes to all your answers. i LOVE movies with traveling and gorgeous settings and FOOD and would be SO ON BOARD for a love and gelato movie. wanderlost has such a gorgeous cover. i just read anne of green gables last year and i absolutely adore it. love this post!! ❤

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    • Ahh, May, I’m screaming with you!💘Thank you so so much, you’re too sweet to me, ahh.

      Yay! Yes, I think we need to petition for a Love & Gelato movie, it would be actual perfection. Aww, Anne is so good! I adore her, and also I of course adore Gilbert. (And MATTHEW, and Marilla, and…okay, I’ll stop naming all the characters, I love them all.) Thank you again, times a million!

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  15. um ExCuSe me Olivia you are now hereby my queen I LOVE you??
    1. BOOKS 2. Taylor Swift (yas) 3. original tag by YOU 4. that tag name *fangirls* I must say excuse me but you have made my month?? I don’t even know why I’m using this much question marks but I am screaming?? I CAN’T STOP SMILING.

    Whew, I am totally calm now, let’s move forward. Wow, I was surprised that you didn’t enjoy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child seeing that you love Harry Potter so much, but I’m glad that the series gives you childhood nostalgia! To be honest, I don’t remember much from The Cursed Child, so in a way I guess I can relate. Anne of Green Gables. I can read the series over and over again and never get tired of it. Have you watched the series-adapted television series on CBC starring Amybeth McNulty? I watched the first season and my heart tho 💔💗 (can a heart break and emit off three layers at the same time…hmm I wonder)

    Okay, moving on to Taylor Swift… YES. I’m not sure if this is an unpopular opinion, but I feel like I enjoy listening to her “old” music more than the new ones if I were to compare them. The songs from those old albums are so nostalgic *cries* If you can narrow all her songs down to one, which one is your favourite?

    Anyways, LOVE this tag so much, this is a ridiculously long comment but I need to tell you all of my thoughts (which are long), and just… this. will. go. viral.

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    • Hi, hello, YOU ARE MY QUEEN👑 Aww thank you so much, you literally are so kind and sweet and I love you! This comment made my heart so happy I can’t even explain it.

      I was surprised I didn’t like it too! I just don’t like the way the characters were portrayed, I felt as if they didn’t do them justice (smol Harry would be the best dad ever!!) but maybe that’s just me. XD Ahhh, Anne of Green Gables! I have watched the first season, though I haven’t watched the second yet. I really liked it, though!

      I feel like that is in fact a popular Taylor Swift opinion?? At least with my irl friends, I know that most of them prefer her old music to her new albums. (And I can entirely respect that view. 😉 ) ONE favorite…oh my…THAT IS SO HARD. I think maybe All Too Well.

      Thank you again, a bajillion times! *hugs you* *throws flowers* *cries with gratitude* You are amazing.💗

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      • Haha, i feel like I’m always behind on what is “trending” or the “popular opinions” 😂 whatever, that’s me XD have you heard of Begin Again? definitely one of my favs from Taylor Swift and just… of all songs?? Talking about that, I can’t help but mention that I loved the choreo from the music video for delicate 😍 okay I’m going to have to stop myself now…
        haven’t commented on your blog in forever (how is that possible), and I’m so glad I’m catching up with all the comments I’ve yet to reply to (especially from people like you, lovely) hope your April is going well ❤️

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        • Lol, same! Oh my gosh, YES, BEGIN AGAIN IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES.😭Every time I listen to it I want to cry but in the best way. You’ve just reminded me of my love for it and now I must go listen to it on repeat! Omg, yes, I agree, the choreo for Delicate was AMAZING, I loved seeing Taylor just being herself.
          Aww, I hope your April is going well, too! I’m just now getting back into the swing of commenting, though I’m still missing reading a lot of posts due to school and dance. ❤

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  16. I love this tag!! Look for my post later today. I love Taylor Swift. I love Harry Potter! So many loves!!!! I think my favorite of hers is “Mine.” I felt such a connection with it the first time I heard it. I loved it so much, I decided to memorize it and serenade my now-husband during our rehearsal dinner!

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