The Book Tag
Confessions of Carlisa
Reason Behind the Username
I’m going to break it down for you because it’s very complicated. My name is Carlisa and these are my Confessions. Thus, Confessions of Carlisa. Just kidding. Not really, but I have more to say.
I started my first blog in like seventh grade. I don’t even remember what it was called but I started out on Blogspot. That blog was basically just a sporadic journal of my life that probably no one but my mom read. But I kept with it and then right before college, I decided I wanted a new one to document my college experience. Because, you know, so many people would be dying to read about my college experience. So I made a free WordPress blog called Carli Takes Utah that got a total of one before my sister (a graphic and web designer) talked me into buying my own domain. I just looked it up. It’s still there in all it’s awkward glory because I never thought to delete it. Not even going to link it because it’s not good, lol.
Anyways, so I switched to getting my own domain and…I love it. If you have the means, I’d recommend it to anyone because I just feel like I have total control of my blog. Anyways, I wanted a name back then that just sounded good. Oh man, isn’t that awful? Not much thought into it. My sister is actually the one who thought of Confessions of Carlisa and I just loved it. It sounds pretty and it could apply to whatever I wanted to blog about, really.
So when I wanted to start exclusively book blogging this past January, I almost started a completely new site with a new domain specifically about books. But I decided against it because I still like my name. And my blog is just as much about me as it is about books. So I kept it and I’m keeping it. I’ll probably never have a co-blogger (unless I find another book lover named Carlisa who wanted to share her confessions…Probs not going to happen), but that’s okay. It’s just me, myself, and I.
Interesting note: I don’t actually go by Carlisa anywhere but my blog. Everyone else calls me Carli and I’ve just always been known as Carli. But I kind of like that people who read my blog and follow me on Twitter know me as Carlisa–my full name. Also let’s get this straight right here: The proper pronunciation of Carlisa is CAR + LISA. None of that Carlissa nonsense. CAR + LISA.
Number of Characters in Username
Book #20 On My Shelf
Have I Read It?
Of course. I am a big believer in the Uglies series. I read them for the first time is six or seventh grade and have loved them since. They’re my first experience with they “dystopian” genre…kind of dystopian before dystopian was cool. I haven’t read this series for a pretty long time though!
Um, this was way hard. I tried to just use my favorites but I found out a lot of my favorites are letter’s like H or M or T…letters that are nowhere to be found in my domain username. So, alas…I ventured out into books I’ve read and at least liked. But all of these I have read.
Also, did you know how hard it is to find books that start with “O”? Out of my almost 400 books on Goodreads, only five of them start with O. And I needed to fill three spots. So I kind of cheated on one…but it’s okay because this is my blog.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Emma by Jane Austen
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
Northanger Abbey by Pride and Prejudice
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas