The ABC Book Challenge: ‘A’

B R I N G I N G M U S I CT O Y O U R E A R S

I’ve seen this on a few blogs recently. It’s definitely a long term challenge so I’m going to go for either one or two posts a week starting with A all the way through to Z.


Memorable titles that start with the letter “A”

  • Absent in the Spring by Carrie Elks
  • Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
  • Angelfall by Susan Ee
  • {The} Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

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Books Starting with “A” on my TBR

  • Ash Princess by Laura Seba stian
  • A Year of Finding Happiness by Lisa Hobman
  • Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul
  • Among The Lemon Trees by Nadia Marks

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The Gilmore Girls Tag

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I found this over at The Terror of Knowing. I’ve recently been binge watching The Gilmore Girls and knew straight away I had to do this. I love the series, and I’m desperate to get to the most recent episodes!!!


Do you own the collection?

Nope, I’ve been watching it all on Netflix.

What was your first introduction to Gilmore Girls?

Erm, I wouldn’t be able to say. I can remember watching a few episodes when it was originally on but other than that, no idea.

Dave or Zack?

Probably Dave. I find Zack annoying.

Who is your favourite character and why?

Sookie. I think she’s hilarious and some of the stuff she does makes me think if myself and that I would probably be just as crazy as she was.

Lorelai or Rory?

I can’t pick. Ask me again once I’ve finished the whole lot, including the newest episodes.

Team Dean, Jess or Logan? Why?

Jess or Logan. Jess because he’s got the bad boy image, Logan because he seeems to be more caring and willing to change.

I never really liked Dean (probably because I can’t see him as anyone else other than Sam Winchester).

How many books have you read from Rory’s Reading List?

According to the link it’s a tiny 15 of them. Doesn’t surprise me though.

Would you rather only be allowed to drink coffee or never eat pop tarts again?

I’m happy to go without both forever. I don’t like either of them.

Who is your least favourite character?

Probably Dean if anything. I just didn’t like the way he turned out to be with Rory or the way he acted full stop.

Are you Team Christopher or Team Luke?

On one hand Christopher, the chemistry between Lorelai and him is fun, it works but then on the other side of it… Luke’s Luke. He’s been a constant throughout the whole show and him and Lorelai just work.

 

Who would win in a fight between Mrs Kim and Taylor?

Mrs Kim. I reckon she would fight dirty.

Who would spread the fastest rumour, Miss Patty or Babette?

Miss Patty definitely.

If you could have dinner with any cast member who would it be?

Probably Sookie. She’s one of my favourite characters in the whole show.

I Spy Book Challenge

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I’ve seen this floating around for a while on many different blogs and I thought it looked like fun. So, here’s my post!! All the books are either on my shelves, my kindle or I have read in the past. I will also add, that I definitely did not do this in the 5 minutes it says!!!

There only seems to be one rule:

Find a book that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have a separate book for all 20, get as creative as you want and do it within five minutes!!


1. Food

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The Secret Ingredient of Wishes by Susan Bishop Crispell. This whole book was a joy to read, and what made it even better was it was all about pies. Who doesn’t love a pie?!

2. Transportation

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Den of Shadows by Christopher Byford. I thought this book was full of potential but didn’t quite reach it.

3. Weapon

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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. I love this trilogy, it’s incredible.

4. Animal

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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. I’ve no read this trilogy, but I have all 3 books. Maybe I’ll get to them soon.

5. Number

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Mistletoe on 34th Street by Lisa Dickenson. I really liked this book. I love books with a happy ending.

6. Something you read

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. I loved this book, it’s been a long while since I read it though. It’s got a sort of picture of a book so I’m claiming it as a win.

7. Body of water

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Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine. I’ve not read this but it does sound pretty good!!

8. Product of fire

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Bonfire by Krysten Ritter. Again, I haven’t read it but do want to. It’s been on my Kindle a little while now.

9. Royalty

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I really liked this book when I read it a while back.

10. Architecture

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The Eternal City by Domenica de Rosa. I’ve not read this either, but again, it’s been on my Kindle for a while. But, any book featuring Rome, or just Italy in general, gets put straight on to the list.

11. Clothing

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No Way Back by Kelly Florentia. I’ve not read this, but I love the cover, every girl needs a pair of fab heels don’t they!!

12. Family member

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Dear Dad by Giselle Green. I love Giselle Green’s books, there always so thoughtful and touching.

13. Time of day

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A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir.I enjoyed this, the second book to the series. I did not enjoy some of Laia’s decisions or actions in it though.

14. Music

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Our Dark Duet by V.E. Schwab. This is on my TBR for the next few weeks, I really liked the first book.

15. Paranormal being

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The Golem and the Djinni by Helena Wecker. Ok, this one probably doesn’t count but I’m having it. I’ve not read it but I plan on it in the next few weeks.

16. Occupation

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss, I’ve got a mini review coming soon for this.

17. Season

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A Winter’s Tale by Carrie Elks. Definitely a book I highly recommend, I love Carrie Elks’ writing.

18. Colour

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The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse by Cressida McLaughin. I loved this light-hearted read.

19. Celestial body

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Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan. Another unread book sat on the shelf…

20. Something that grows

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The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. Another non-read book but I have it on my shelf and I must admit, it’s a very beautiful cover.

I’m tagging…

You, you and you!!

Wonder Woman Book Tag

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I don’t know where this tag comes from, or who created it. I’ve had it on my draft page for a very long time now. Thanks to whoever the creator is. So, who doesn’t love a superhero?? I’m definitely more of a DC fan than Marvel, and Wonder Woman is definitely up there!! Who’s your favourite? Are you a DC fan or a Marvel fan?


Wonder Woman: Your favorite badass female book character…

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Fantasy Island: A book setting you want to escape to…

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Hogwarts. I really want to go to Hogwarts. Please can I go??

London: A hyped book that let you down…

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The Rosie project by Graeme Simson, and The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins.

Steve Trevor: A book that has a beautiful cover and a great story (i.e. good personality)…

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All of the covers for Strange The Dreamer are beautiful, and the story inside is just as beautiful.

Lasso of Truth: A book you hated…

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Not so much hate but just disliked. 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You. had an amazing amount of potential, if you’ve read my review on this recently you’ll know my feelings.

Wonder Woman’s Shield: A book so sad that you need a shield…

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I don’t need to think about this one.

Ares: a villain that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate them…

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The Darkling from the Grisha Trilogy. I just can’t hate him.

The Amazons: A book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation…

I can’t really answer this question. It doesn’t changed my opinion on any books, or makes me want to pick a book up or put it down. There are obviously books out there that people think could improve with the representation but I wouldn’t know which ones.

Justice League: What superhero book friends do you tag…

Everyone!!!!

50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked Before Tag

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I found this tag over on The Terror of Knowing, I loved reading her post so go check it out. This is a mixed range of questions and I’ve enjoyed answering them!!


1. What’s your favourite candle scent?

I’m more of a wax melt person, and my favourite scent would be Scentsy Marshmallow Mint.

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

Erm, I’d say someone who would be a lot of fun… I can’t think of “fun” people so I’ll just go with some one like Reese Witherspoon.

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

I dunno, some one like Chris Evans? I can imagine him to be a good big brother

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I will be 29. I get married in 4 weeks!!

5. Do you know a hoarder?

Not really, although the future mother-in-law could probably count as one.

6. Can you do a split?

Most definitely not.

7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?

The only thing I can remember about learning how to ride a bike is that it was when we were camping with my grandparents and it was my Grandad who taught me. I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint an age.

8. How many oceans have you swam in?

1, I think.

9. How many countries have you been to?

Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?

Nope, not that I know of anyway.

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?

I love old-fashioned names like Felicity or something like that. I’m not one for all this Summer/Autumn or other modernised name.

12. What would you name your son if you had one?

Considering I have a son, his name is Caleb. If I was to have another though? Probably something that my Mum calls a ‘Proper Name’.

13. What’s the worst grade you got on a test?

GCSE Maths, I believe it was an E. I can’t actually remember, it was 14 years ago that I left secondary school.

14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

As a kid? I can’t really remember. I can recall watching things like Rosie and Jim, Tots TV and The Clangers.

15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

Probably nothing to be honest, we were never allowed to go trick or treating.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

Harry Potter and Twilight. Hunger Games has always been difficult to get into for some reason.

17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

British. I would sound weird with anything other than my tame Essex accent.

18. Did your mother go to college?

No, I think she may have plans to but didn’t go.

19. Are your grandparents still married?

They would have been if my Grandad didn’t pass a couple of years ago. They would have been married 62 (?) years this year maybe?? My other grandparents would probably still be married as well but not sure how long that would have been.

20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

No. I’m very anti-sport. I’m allergic to any sport really.

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

If you don’t, where have you been hiding for the last so many decades??

22. What’s the first amusement park you’ve been to?

Probably Thorpe Park or Chessington. Unless Southend’s Adventure Island counts?

23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

Something really random like Norwegian. Or Mandarin. But I would love to be able to speak French or Italian.

24. Do you spell the colour as grey or gray?

Grey.

25. Is your father bald?

Nope, he has a full head of thick brown hair. With a dashing of grey.

26. Do you know triplets?

Nope, I don’t think I even know any Twins.

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

The Notebook, for many reasons.

28. Have you ever had Indian food?

Yes I have. I seem to have developed a little liking for it recently.

29. What’s the name of your favourite restaurant?

I don’t have one really, as long as it gives me decent tasty food then I’ll like it.

30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

No. Can’t even say I know what it is??

31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ’s, etc.)?

Nope.

32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

I haven’t got a clue and I don’t think I want to now!!

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?

Not any more, unless you can say Mummy is a nickname? I was called Mongoose for the last couple of years in secondary school

34. Who’s your favourite person in the world?

I’m supposed to say the future husband and my child aren’t I? But I’m not going to. I’m going to refuse to answer this.

35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the city?

A mixture?

36. Can you whistle?

Yes but not very well, it took me until my teens to learn.

37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

No, it has to be dark.

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

I’d say 5 out of 7 days a week,

39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?

No.

40. What medical conditions do you have?

Not anymore. I suffered severely as a child with Eczema which cleared up whilst pregnant.

41. How many times have you been to the hospital?

For myself? Twice, once when they thought I had pre-eclampsia and the second when I gave birth.

42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

If you haven’t, why not?

43. Where do you buy your jeans?

Erm, wherever I find a pair I like in my size?

44. What’s the last compliment you got?

Erm, probably that I was the politest person where I work?

45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

The majority of the time yes. I have really vivid dreams, and it’s awful when I have nightmares.

46. What flavour tea do you enjoy?

English Breakfast all the way, and maybe Assam.

47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

No comment.

48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?

None. Neither me nor man-child are religious. If Caleb finds religion on his own and believes then that is entirely his choice.

49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?

Santa isn’t real?!?!?!?!?!

50. Why do you have a blog?

To make my own little space for my own opinions on books. To get my opinion and thoughts into words, and if it helps someone make a decision on a book? Then great!!


Consider yourself tagged!! I’d love to know your answers so comment the link to your post below!

Nope Book Tag

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I found this tag over on Lost In Pages. I loved reading their post and made me want to do my own!!! I like to think I’ve read my fair share of books that have made me, and many others, just go “Nope, Nope and Nope”. Why don’t you give this tag a go??


1. NOPE Ending: A book ending that made you go NOPE either in denial, rage, or simply because the ending was crappy.

Not quite the ending but close enough, but Defender by G X Todd. I will never forget the heartbreak, the rage that is inflicted on us in that ending… Every time I think of it I’m definitely shaking my head with a big Nope.

2. NOPE Protagonist: A main character you dislike and drives you crazy.

Clary in Mortal Instruments…  She was quite annoying and just a little… pathetic??

3. NOPE Series: A series that turned out to be one huge pile of NOPE after you’ve invested all of that time and energy on it, or a series you gave up on because it wasn’t worth it anymore.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. After book 3, I’ve not really been feeling it… Even getting to book 3 was a push. Are they? Aren’t they? They Aren’t? They Are? Jeez… Turns out I need to read the last one to go on to Lady Midnight… Looks like I’ve got a book purely for decoration there!!

4. NOPE Popular pairing: A ship you don’t support.

Can I use a TV Show? I can’t think of any in a book but there is a recent one in a show I watch and I even shouted at the TV that it should not be happening…… It’s wrong, he should be with someone else!! Argh.

5. NOPE. Plot twist: A plot twist you didn’t see coming or didn’t like.

The only one I can think of, not including Defender – go back to Q1 for that, will be Strange The Dreamer. I sort of saw it coming, but not that actual ending!!!!

6. NOPE. Protagonist action/decision: A character decision that made you shake your head NOPE.

Laia in A Torch Against the Night and… I can’t even think of his name.. Not Elias, the other one. Why did she do that?? Did she think he was really that trustworthy??

7. NOPE. Genre: A genre you will never read.

There isn’t anything I don’t read but I’ll pick erotica for this. I don’t purposely pick a book up knowing that is the main genre.

8. NOPE. Book format: Book formatting you hate and avoid buying until it comes out in a different edition.

I don’t have an answer for this. As long there are words, and I can hold it, then I shall read it.

9. NOPE. Trope: A trope that makes you go NOPE.

Probably the lone girl/boy having to save the whole world. Yes, I shall read them but that doesn’t mean I’m not fed up with it. OR, girl meets boy, girl hates boy, girl suddenly falls madly and deeply in love with said boy without any hint of chemistry between them.

10. NOPE. Recommendation: A book recommendation that is constantly hyped and pushed at you that you simply refuse to read.

Probably 50 Shades. I’m not interested in it, I really don’t want to watch it (purely because I know they’re taken Jamie Dornan’s lovely Irish accent away).

11. NOPE. Cliche/pet peeve: A cliche or writing pet peeve that always makes you roll your eyes.

Repetitiveness… The same words being used, the same actions being used, hell the same scenes being used!! Urgh.

12. NOPE. Love interest: The love interest that’s not worthy of being one. A character you don’t think should have been a viable love interest.

Simon from Mortal Instruments. I just didn’t get what was seen in him… I know he’s wildly popular but nope, not for me. Wow, I really have it against this series of books!! Yet I enjoyed the first 3 while reading them and the shows a little cheesy yeah, but I like it.

13. NOPE. Book: A book that shouldn’t have existed that made you say NOPE.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson. When I read this book, it was all over the place. The reviews were great, they said it was funny, they said it was spectacular. For me, it fell straight down on to it’s very unfunny, flat face in a pile of… rubbish. I forced myself to finish it so I could get a complete opinion… Waste of 2 days there.

14. NOPE. Villain: A scary villain/antagonist you would hate to cross and would make you run in the opposite direction.

Dolores Umbridge. Any day. That annoying little giggle from the film? Christ, if I heard that enough I’d end up with nightmares.

15. NOPE. Death: A character death that still haunts you.

Dobby. There are one or two more but without giving away spoilers I shall not say them…

16. NOPE. Author: An author you had a bad experience reading and have decided to quit.

I can’t really think of any. I try to give them a try at least 2 or 3 times and then decide. There isn’t any that I do purposely avoid though, I’ll always look at a book and then decide.. Oh, one I will not pick up again is Graeme Simson. The Rosie Project put me of his writing style.

Over to you, what makes you say Nope??

 

How I Choose My Books Tag

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I found this tag over on Jasmine’s Reading, her blog’s pretty great so go check it out. I can’t credit the creator as I haven’t a clue who it is, but I’m sending massive thanks out in the blogsphere for it!!! I’ve not got the rules but I’d assume they’re the same as other tags. I won’t be tagging, if you’ve never done it then consider this your tag!!


FIND A BOOK ON YOUR SHELVES OR E-READER WITH A BLUE COVER. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO PICK UP THIS BOOK?

Our Song
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Our Song by Dani Atkins. I’d never read anything by her before and had seen great things about this book. Confession: This book as been on my shelf a long time and I’ve still not picked it up!!

THINK OF A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT TO ENJOY, BUT DID. WHY DID YOU READ IT IN THE FIRST PLACE?

The Room by the Lake
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The Room by the Lake by Emma Dibdin. I wanted to put myself out of my comfort zone of YA, romance, predictability. I had the opportunity to review this for a blog tour and I’m immensely glad I did. I don’t normally read books like this but I really enjoyed it, even if it did leave me with the chills.

STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR BOOKSHELF WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED AND PICK A BOOK AT RANDOM. HOW DID YOU DISCOVER THIS BOOK?

The Tethered Mage (Swords and Fire #1)
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The Tethered Mage. I’ve not read it, I only bought it recently with a voucher for Waterstones. The cover is what got me first, and then the recommendation from a member of staff in the shop persuaded me. It’s one I hadn’t heard of before then.

PICK A BOOK THAT SOMEONE PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED TO YOU. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT? 

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)
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Me before You. A few people I worked with recommended this, and I put it off for a very long time. Let’s say I didn’t trust their judgement with books after some awful recommendations. I loved this, and wondered why I had put it off for a long time.

PICK A BOOK THAT YOU DISCOVERED THROUGH BOOKTUBE/BOOK BLOGS. 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Another I’ve not read, but one I plan on doing in the near future. I’ve only seen one or two people so it’s not for them but everyone is highly recommending it.

FIND A BOOK ON YOUR BOOKSHELVES OR E-READER WITH A ONE WORD TITLE. WHAT DREW YOU TO THIS BOOK? 

Heartless
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer. The cover to begin with, then the story second. The characters made me fall in love with Hearts and made me think about why The Queen of Hearts was a bit… grumpy?

WHAT BOOK DID YOU DISCOVER THROUGH A FILM/TV ADAPTION?

The Fault in Our Stars
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I watched the film and was intrigued by the book. I hadn’t seen anything about it, this is my pre-blogging days so I just got it. I fell in love with the story, with the characters and is now my go to book if I feel the need to cry uncontrollably.

THINK OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE BOOK(S). WHEN DID YOU READ THEM AND WHY DID YOU PICK THEM UP IN THE FIRST PLACE? 

I wouldn’t be able to pick favourites. The ones that come to me first are the Harry Potter books, Jodi Picoult books, and Leigh Bardugo books. The Harry Potter books because the first film had just come out, me and my mum wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I haven’t looked back. The rest were all picked up on a whim. I can’t remember ever being told to read a Jodi Picoult book but I did, and now I have a nice collection of them. As far Leigh Bardugo? I had just started blogging, I had just seen them on Amazon on offer and the rest, as they say, is history…

 

3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 3

3 DAYS, 3 QUOTES


Day 3!! I can’t remember the last time I posted 3 days in a row… Let’s see how long I can keep it up!! Not long probably.. Anyway, my final thanks to Yesha @ Books Teacup and Reviews. I’ve had fun trying to find quotes that I love.

RULES:

• Thank the person who nominated you

• Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)

• Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Quote 3:

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!”
Dr Suess

Again, need I say more?? Being a book nut is awesome!!!!!

I Nominate:

Nia @ Shades Of Paper

Zoe @ What’s Better Than Books?

Beth @ The Books Are Everywhere

A to Z Tag!!

Book Tag


I’ve been tag stealing again!!! I love that they give my readers (if there are any out there!!!) a chance to get to know me, and for me to get to know other bloggers!!

I found this tag over at Smitten for Fiction, you can read Amanda’s post HERE

I loved reading her answers!!

Creator: → http://goo.gl/x7sRWQ

Author you’ve read the most books from

According to Goodreads it is Jodi Picoult.  Looking at my bookcase I can completely agree with that.  I have a whole shelf just for her books, and I’ve read all of them.

Jodi Picoult Goodreads Page

My Sister's Keeper The Storyteller The Tenth Circle Lone Wolf

Best Sequel Ever

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

To the people who have read it, need I say more?? I wish this wasn’t the last one.

Currently Reading

Defender by G X Todd
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Drink of Choice While Reading

Tea. Tea. Tea.

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E-reader or Physical Book?

Both. Please do not make me pick. E-books for convenience and physical book because nothing beats a physical book.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School

This hunk of a man:

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Jamie Fraser.. Just Yummy.  Saying that though, I still would….

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance

The Magician’s lie by Greer Mcallister. I wasnt sure what to expect but it ended up being  a magical masterpiece.
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Hidden Gem Book

I’m picking a series I read last year. I’ve not seen much hype about it, in fact nothing on it at all.
The Soulseer Chronicles (Marked, Cursed and Bound) by Sue Tingey
Marked (The Soulseer Chronicles, #1) Cursed (The Soulseer Chronicles, #2) Bound (The Soulseer Chronicles, #3)

Important Moment in your Reading Life

I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint a certain moment. Every moment in an incredible book is important.

Just Finished

The Freedom Broker by K.J. Howe. An intense, action packed thriller of a read.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read

There isn’t much I wouldn’t read. I don’t really read Erotica, but have read some. I usually try something at least once or twice then decide from there.

Longest Book You’ve Read

According to the wonderful Goodreads it will probably be Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. At 1086, it looks like it’s the longest book on my Goodreads shelves.

Major book hangover because of

Number of Bookcases You Own

This has gone up to 7…… 2 huge ones are full, parts of it are double stacked and if I was to put all my other books on to the other cases it’ll probably fill 3 of them.  One of them is full of DVDs and games.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times

Harry Potter, all of them.

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Preferred Place To Read

At home, either on the sofa or in bed. As long as it is quiet with no noisy child or man-child but either way at home.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book

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Reading Regret

Hmmm…. Probably American Gods by Neil Gaiman.  I recently got like 50% of the way through it and had to give up… I just didn’t understand it, or like it.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I only have the last one to read.
There is probably more but that’s the only I have read the majority of them.
Oh, and the rest of the Outlander series.

Three of your All-Time Favourite Books

Christ… This is asking a lot…

  1. Harry Potter (Wouldn’t be able to pick just one of them)
  2. Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  3. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

That’s just the first 3 I can see on one of my bookcases.

Unapologetic Fangirl For

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  I love this book, and the second. And the third. I love the TV show as well. Also, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others

Still Me by Jojo Moyes. I’m very excited to see where Lou’s journey takes her next. And if she ever finds someone as incredible as Will.
Still Me (Me Before You, #3)

Worst Bookish Habit

Inflicting my book addiction on others??? I don’t know… Maybe taking so long to pick my next read or having to look in a bookshop if I’m near one.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book

Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks. I hope this book won’t make me cry!!

Your latest book purchase

The most recent 2 books I personally have purchased for myself:
1: On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
2: A Season of Spells by Sylvia Hunter

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

The Bed and breakfast on the Beach by Kat French
The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach

New Year’s Book Tag

Book Tag


It’s that time of the year where we all sit down and plan our reading year. Sort of anyway. I’ve been very prepared this year and thought about this back in early December – go me! Doesn’t mean it will all go to plan though!!!

How many books are you planning to read in 2018?

So, in 2017 I beat my target of 100 books by 54 books. This year I’m sticking with 100 books, just purely because I’m not going to be reading much in April.  I’ll have posts scheduled probably but reading will probably be a minimum.

Name 5 books you didn’t get to this year (2017), but want to make a priority in 2018?

  1. City of Circles by Jess Richards  Goodreads
  2. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Goodreads
  3. The Things We Learn When We’re Dead by Charlie Laidlaw Goodreads
  4. Roses of May by Dot Hutchison Goodreads
  5. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Goodreads

What genre do you want to read more of?

Hmm.. Probably Historical Fiction. I do enjoy them but I never feel like I want to actually start it. Yet, when I do, I normally really like it.

Name 3 non-book related goals for 2018.

  1.  Finish planning my wedding – I hate last minute bits.
  2. Be there for my boy’s first day at Primary School – I can’t believe that happens this year!!!
  3. Don’t nag as much as I do to the child and man-child – the boy doesn’t know that’s what I’m doing but the man-child has had enough of it!!!

What’s a book you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

Take your pick!! I’ve got enough to choose from!! If I had to pick one though… Probably

One word that you’re hoping 2018 will be:

Romantic. I get married in April so the rest of the year will probably be in a whirlwind of Newly-Married jobs for me – including the extremely long and ever-growing list of where I have to change my name. Not looking forward to that part…

I Tag:

Anyone and everyone.