Category: Book Blogger tag

ABC Reading Challenge – C

I have seen only a few posts on this challenge, recently viewed it on Sara @ the Bibliophagist. I think this will become another regular post on my blog, perhaps for Friday’s :). This Week is the letter – C.

Books Read –

Chosen – P.C. Cast
Captivated by you – Sylvia Day
A castle of sand – Bella Forrest
Clash of the couples – Multiple authors
Crossing the line – Ally Bishop
Cast in angelfire – SM Reine
The couple next door – Shari Lapena
Close to home – Cara Hunter

Books TBR –

Caressed by ice – Nalini Singh
Crescendo – Becca Fitzpatrick
Cursed – S.J West
The Crimson bond – Erika Trevathan
City of ghosts – Victoria Schwab
The cross road duets – Rachel Blaufeld
Cinder – Marissa Meyer
Careless – Michelle Horst
Chasing him – Kennedy Fox

Have you read anything that’s on my TBR? Which books should I read first? Do you agree or disagree with my favourites? Let’s talk in the comments!


Find me:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest/
Goodreads

Advertisements

Reader Problems – Book Tag

Hey, lets have a little post Christmas fun. I have been enjoying a couple days with the family, such an amazing time watching my son and nephew enjoy their first Christmas, and they shared it together.
Anyway I wanted to do a fun post to get back into the swing and came across this book tag on Way Too Fantasy.   Lets get into it.

1. You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

I do find it hard. Not going to lie I do judge the book cover as well as seeing what mood I am in.
My mood can fluctuate, but tends to drift towards Fantasy/Romance, as well as a bit of erotica….. No secret that I review this genre.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

I give myself a couple weeks to have a break and read something that has caught my attention. Depending on my thoughts after depends on whether I go back. But I do think halfway is a good place to get to before deciding on yes/no.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

I am behind right now actually, 4 books behind.
I like the challenges but find if I force myself to read then I am setting myself up to not enjoy myself. Reading is a hobby and for fun, I don’t ever want to feel like it is a chore.

4. The covers of a series you love do not match, how do you cope?

I can’t lol. This is one thing that I really struggle with, and will admit it drives me crazy. I will have to buy the book with the correct matching cover to feel settled. Weird I know.

However a mixture of paperback and hardbacks do not bother me at all.

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I love the bookish community and we all share our thoughts, they’re welcomed and I may bond with someone who agrees with me.

6. You’re reading a book in public and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?

I have to stop. This has happened rarely, but I would rather experience the book at home and then let my emotions run wild.

7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

I have reread books I love, but I also keep a notebook for my reviews mainly but I will scan over my notes and it jogs my memory.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books, how do you politely say no when someone asks?

Oh wow this is a hard one. I do not mind lending them out, however if they get ruined or slightly damaged I freak out internally. My sister did this once, she felt so bad because she knows my books are my pride possession that I have on view for everyone that visits, she actually bought me a new set.

9. You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

I usually find some good time off helps me a lot. I have had a month off from reading before. I will pass the time reading reviews, checking out book posts and then I am happy to read again if something spikes my interest.


10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read, how many do you end up buying?

Oh Wow, I like to be realistic with how many I think I can read. However if it is a series I will try to buy it all.
Of course funds depending.

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read how long do they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

Oh wow this is mean. I feel so mean leaving them sitting there looking at me.
It depends, from the previous questions it depends on book slumps, enjoying the books or general life. However if I am addicted to the series I can read it in a week.

I won’t be tagging anyone, but please feel free to create your own post 🙂 and tag me in it so I can check out your answers. X

Find me:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest/
Goodreads

*Blogtober day 3*OWNtober- Are you joining?

I found this post on Kathy’s blog – Kathy @ Book munches, and wanted to share it with you all.  I loved the idea a lot.

I have never done this challenge before, and have a huge list of TBR building up of books I want to read.   So now it is time to read some sequels….. and there are a few new books coming soon I am very excited about.

OWNtober

Rules
◊ Post a blog post / tweet / whatever saying you’ll be joining me in my battle against the ever-growing physical TBR-piles and ping back to this post.
◊ Share your list of all the books you own and then decide which ones you’re going to read first.
If you can’t figure out a sequence for yourself, you can always start a poll and let others help you out!
◊ If you’re sharing your updates on social media, use #OWNtober so we can follow up on each other!

Important
It isn’t necessary to dedicate the whole month to my monthly challenges.
Our TBR’s are all through the roof so it can already be a challenge to read only one or two books that fit this month’s challenge. You can still join then! The more the merrier!
Remember, it doesn’t matter how much you read. As long as you have fun reading.
And as long as we can tackle our TBR’s, bit by bit.

Are you joining me? Are there any other challenges you’re participating in?
How many books do you own which you haven’t read yet?

 

Find me:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

This is my Genre – Book Tag

I was browsing around for a few more tag posts and came across sharing the genre I love best….. The post I enjoyed most was by Callum McLaughlin, so here is my twist for the tag.
Enjoy and please follow and like to show your support.

  • What is your favourite genre?

Anything Romance/Fantasy.

  • Who is your favourite author from that genre?

Nalini Singh long term.    A new fantasy/Romance author I love is Josie Jaffrey.

  • What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I love getting lost in a world that obviously doesn’t exist.  I am a hopeless romantic so mixing that with a fictional world just drew me in.

  • What is the book that started your love for that genre?

twilight-saga-twilight-series-30543454-1280-720Need I say more.  I read this series WAAYY before it came out as a film.  I was a teenager at the time bored of school and loved how this book helped me get lost into thinking there is more out there in the world…… I used to day dream a lot haha.

  • If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?  

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1)

Angels Blood by Nalini Singh.  Angels, vampires and hunters all mixed into one action packed book, mixed with strong characters.

This series will suck you into a world where everyone knows supernatural people exist.

I have done so many reviews on this series, and new books keep coming out, always about a different character in the book but following the story line.

  • Why do you read?

I love how an author can get lost in a fictional world and write so well that you fall in love with the characters also, and forget about the world we live in.
I have always loved reading since I was little, my mum said I used to lock myself in my room and dive into a book, my escape from reality.  And that still carries on til today.  I may not read as much lately as life gets busier the older you get, but I always love to get lost between the pages.

Book Blogger Test – Tag

Hey, I love all these new book blogger tags.  I was having a little look around and came across Hammock of Books, who had done this tag and wanted to give it a go, all for fun….

1. What are your three bookish pet peeves?

  • Books that take FOREVER to get to the main plot.  Nothing worse than reading about 50% and still not reached the point of the story.
  • Female characters that always need rescuing, or fall in love with a man who obviously treats her bad.
  • Cliffhangers where there is no second book…… This happens a lot and I am left hanging, I do not like not knowing what happens next.

Insta2. Name a perfect reading spot.

My spot on the sofa, snuggle up with a blanket curled up.

3. Give three reader confessions.

  • skimming through parts that bore me ( I am not the only one surely).
  • Reading certain chapters I loved in old books I have read.
  • I have dog eared some books in my past, or ruined my book in the rain…. BOOK MURDER I know.

4. When was the last time you cried during a book?

I honestly do not remember.  I remember the first time I cried during a book and that was reading P.S I love you.
PS, I Love You

5. Number of books on your bedside table? 

Ummm does my Kindle count I have 8 books on my kindle waiting to be read….. my bedside table consists of baby stuff recently I used to have 3 physical books on there.

6. Favorite reading snack?

Not really a snack but I will always have a hot chocolate with me.

7. What are three books you’d recommend to anyone?

Angels Blood (1st in the series) by Nalini Singh.
Bared to you (1st in series) by Sylvia Day.
A Bargain in Silver (1st in series) by Josie Jaffrey.

Noticed a theme here…. I love series.

8. Provide a picture of your bookshelves.

If only I had all my books from childhood, and hard copies of the books I have read on my kindle…. I would half half a room full.
On the top shelf on the left there are two rows of books for the house of night series.  This series is still going on, but I gave up.  I found they lost their flare and it went on way too long.  P.S The Kenny Dalglish is Craig’s book not mine.
As I have got older my books involved a lot of romance and fantasy.
There are 4 series of Fantasy, multiple books from Sylvia Day all romance, a few mystery on the bottom shelf.
Can you tell I love owls.  The two picture frames are Craig and I when we were young 😛 and a photo of my scan at 18 weeks when we found out we were having a boy :).

My bookshelf.jpg

9. How much do books mean to you in three words?

My dream world.

10. Biggest reading secret?

Not really a secret  but I prefer Romantic fantasy based books.  My first series like this was Twilight, followed by Nalini Singh’s series Guild Hunter.

I tag…  Anybody that wants to do this for fun 🙂