Tag: Book tag

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

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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.

My First Times – Book Tag

Untitled-2Hey all I was looking through other bloggers posts to see what new content I could bring you all on my blog.  I don’t always have time to read with a new born so reviews are slow at the moment, that is why you’re going to see more book promotions and some fun posts that are book related like this one, and I am going to include some more new mum bits and pieces.
I found this post on Clarissa’s page, and took the idea (photo credit above to her).

First app you check when you wake up in the morning?

Facebook, followed by Instagram.  But if my sister or best friend message me then it is Whatsapp.

First broken bone?

I am very lucky and have never (touch wood) broken a bone.

First foreign country you ever visited?

Oh my, trying to remember, I think Lapland (#Best trip ever as a kid).

My first makeup item?

Dream matte mousse by Maybelline :p  didn’t even use brushes then, just my fingers to apply.  Lol contouring and highlighting wasn’t around then. Basic was foundation, concealer and mascara.

My first ever tape or CD?

Oh wow my first ever TAPE was probably audio books from when I was a kid.  The first music tape I had I think was Ricky Martin.

My first car?

Nissan Almera.

My first Celebrity crush

Orlando Bloom (Gorgeous)  I have moved on since then 😉

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My first cooking experience?

I can’t remember I used to cook a lot with my mum and dad when I was younger.  They encouraged us to learn to make meals.  My favourite thing was making cakes with my mum.  And making my mums famous cottage pie….. Craig keeps begging me to get the recipe as he loves it.

My first ever boyfriend/girlfriend?

My first boyfriend was in Primary school.  Don’t think he would want his name on here though.
Craig however would be my first serious boyfriend, been with him since I turned 15 🙂 young love.  I am now 24.

My first ever mobile phone?

Nokia 3310 – classic snake games.  That phone dropped into a stream and still lived to tell the tale.  This phone could be thrown against a wall and still survive.

My first fear?

Spiders – still my worst fear eurgh.  I run, and scream and basically throw Craig in to get it out.

My first internet activity?

MSN messenger.  Had great fun chatting to my friends on that.  Those were the days haha.

My first job?

River Island for a Christmas temp job.  Hehe Made sure I used my discount.

My first language?

English and my only language.  Can speak very very little French.

First musical instrument?

Flute.  I loved my flute played it for 4 years.  Unfortunately gave up as I did not get on with my new teacher in secondary school.

My first pet?

My first pet with my parents was two cats.  My first pet once I moved in with Craig was 2 cats, who I still have and we added another 2 years later.
Now I have 3 (Gizmo, Lilly, and Freddie).

My first piercing and when did I get it?

I got my ears pierced when I was about 5 I want to say.

My first tattoo?

I have 3.  My first tattoo I got on my 18th Birthday and it is on my Left hip.
I then got a friendship tattoo on my left wrist with my nurse friend Chrissy (stands for strength and resilience).
3rd tattoo is my book owl on my right ankle.

My first soft toy?

I really don’t know. I do have lots of toys from when I was a baby one is a lamb from my christening.

My first thought today?

My first thought was can I go back to sleep haha.

My first time on a ship?

I have never been on a ship.

The first book I remember reading?

It must have been one of my Beatrix potter books.  Loved Jacqueline Wilson though as I got older.

The first concert I ever attended?

McFly in 2007 🙂  I still have the tour book, key ring and ticket.
Then T4 on the Beach 🙂
And STEPS reunion tour.

The first film I remember seeing?

Has to be a Disney one, probably Lion King, Loved Cinderella.

The first person I talked to today?

Craig.  Involved “Your turn to change Clayne’s bum” haha.

The first text I sent today?

To my best friend my Wifey Chrissy, I always use Whatsapp.


The first thing I do every morning?

I feed Clayne, then take him downstairs once fed, while I then clean his bottles and get myself breakfast.

The first thing I do when I get home?

Get changed into my comfy clothes or jammies.  I love comfort.

The first time you ever got drunk?

Oh wow.  I was naughty, probably 15- Used to be at a friends house.  My parents knew.  First proper time was probably my after prom when I just turned 16.

When did you go to your first party?

I cannot remember :p Been to loads but cannot remember an order.  Probably went to one when I was very young at someones house.  :p I always remember the party food haha.