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The Book Buying Tag

Hi everyone, It’s time for a tag! I came across this tag on Scriven Books on WordPress https://scrivenbooks.wordpress.com/ I’m not sure who actually wrote the tag. If you know please comment below and I will credit them here.

The Questions

Where do you buy your books from?

Do you ever pre-order a book and if so, do you do this in store or online?

On average, how many books do you buy a month?

Do you use your local library? If so, how many books do you borrow at a time?

What is your opinion on library books?

How do you feel about charity shop / second-hand books?

Do you keep your read and TBR pile together / on the same bookshelf or not?

Do you plan to read all of the books that you own?

What do you do with books that you own that you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?

Have you ever donated books?

Have you ever been on a book buying ban?

Do you feel that you buy too many books?

Reader Problems Tag

 

Reader Problems Book Tag

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

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

The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

The covers of a series you love do.not.match. How do you cope?

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

A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book?

You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people no when they ask?

You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

There are so many books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?


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Reading Resolutions Tag

Reading Resolutions Tag

Created by Charr Frears

1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).

Uprooted by Naomi Novak

2. A book you’d like to read.

The Good People by Hannah Kent

3. A classic you’d like to read.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

4. A book you’d like to re-read.

Ride the Storm by Karen Chance

5. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.

The Vampire Genevieve by Jack Yeovil

6. A big book you’d like to read.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

7. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.

Heart of Steel by Meljean Brooke

8. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.

The Power by Alderman

9. A series you want to read from start to finish.

Wicked as They Come by Delilah S Dawson

10. A series you want to finish that you’ve already started.

Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill

11. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2018?

Read 100 books

12. Any other reading goals?

Complete 3 or 4 annual reading challenges.


All of the books mentioned are available from Book Depository with free worldwide shipping.

The Christmas Song Book Tag

Hello people, I have been under the weather the past few days so today’s post is a bit rushed. No harm, book tags are just a bit of fun anyway 🙂 I have no idea where I found this tag or who wrote it originally, sorry person…


“You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

Lothaire from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. Kind of a cheat answer cause he’s not exactly a baddie but he certainly is villainous. He makes up for it all in his own book but throughout the series, he gets up to quite a bit of mischief.

“All I Want for Christmas is You”: Which book do you Image result for harry potter AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN ILLUSTRATEDmost hope to see under your Christmas tree?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition. Got the first two so need the next one. I would love the illustrated editions of A History of Magic and Fantastic Beasts as well.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

Cassie Palmer from Karen Chance’s Cassie Palmer series. That girl has been put through the ringer and is finally fighting back.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”: a) Which character do you think would be on the top of the naughty list?
b) Which character do you think would be at the top of the nice list?

A) I honestly can not think of an answer for this one. Pretty much every villain would go here. B) I love reading about protagonists that are flawed so can’t really think of anyone for this either…

“Frosty the Snowman”: Which book just melts your heart.

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Falling for a Dancer by Deirdre Purcell. Elizabeth has such a tough time but she soldiers on through it all only fucking up a few times. One of my absolute favourite books. There was a TV mini-series of it in the late nineties starring Colin Farrell that’s worth checking out. You’ll probably be able to find it on YouTube.

“Feliz Navidad”: Choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

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Ha! Most of them. I’m going to go with my favourite series, Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance. It’s set mostly in Las Vegas in the US.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: Which holiday-themed book do you use to spread the Christmas joy?

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This year is the first time I’m actually making an attempt to read a holiday book. I read a short story set during Christmas last year for a challenge but wasn’t really impressed with it. I’m really excited to read my Winter Reading List which has two Christmas books on it.

“Sleigh Ride”: Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with (doesn’t have to be a love interest!)

I would so love to spend Christmas in the Burrow with the Weasleys. It looks like the cosiest place on earth.

“Baby it’s Cold Outside”: Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

I am Legend by Richard Matheson. Hated it.

“Do you hear what I hear”: Which book do you think everyone should read?

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We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A transcription of her TED talk concerning feminism in the modern world.


As always, if you want to do this then consider yourself tagged 🙂 Happy Christmas! (or whatever you celebrate…happy Thursday if you celebrate nothing..)

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Anything But Books Tag

So these tag things are pretty popular with blogging/vlogging communities but this will only be my 2nd. I haven’t been tagged by anyone but I’m doing it anyway!! I read it (most recently) on the orangutan librarian. I have no idea who started it, sorry.

1. NAME A CARTOON THAT YOU LOVE

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ANYTHING DISNEY!!! Also Family Guy and sometimes the Simpsons but they’ve done every possible storyline so it’s gotten a bit meh now.

2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SONG RIGHT NOW?

I’m really into the Weeknd at the moment. I’m not a big music fan (anymore) I just listen to whatever suits my mood at the time, usually a playlist on YouTube or Spotify so I hardly ever know who the artists are or the names of the songs.

3. WHAT COULD YOU DO FOR HOURS THAT ISN’T READING?

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Netflix!!! Gimme an interesting TV show and I’m gone.

4. WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO THAT YOUR FOLLOWERS WOULD BE SURPRISED BY?

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I’m a big old introvert but I love going to parties.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE UNNECESSARILY SPECIFIC THING TO LEARN ABOUT?

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Pagan history and mythology of Ireland. It’s just so interesting. I’m fascinated with the Tuatha De Dannan.

6. WHAT IS SOMETHING UNUSUAL THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO DO?

Open a jar with a screwdriver… A great trick for anyone with weak arms like me.

7. NAME SOMETHING YOU MADE IN THE LAST YEAR AND SHOW US IF YOU CAN

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The most recent things I made are macrame dreamcatcher bookmarks. I’m only getting into the macrame thing, so far I’ve made those guys and a large dream catcher. It’s a pretty fun craft. I like making them while listening to an audiobook.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST RECENT PERSONAL PROJECT?

I started a writing journal last week. Writing is freakin’ hard!!! And I’m including blogging in that. It’s harder than people realise, I think. I need lots and lots of practice. I read Bird by Bird last week and she mentioned writing everything you know about school lunches and childhood memories so that’s where I’ve started. I pick a topic and write all my memories on it.

9. TELL US SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN?

Expenses. I hate bills. Let’s not get into it…

10. GIVE US SOMETHING THAT IS YOUR FAVORITE, BUT MAKE IT ODDLY SPECIFIC

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That’s a weird question… I don’t know how to be oddly specific about something… My favourite feeling in the whole world is when it gets to evening time and you no longer have to wear a bra. My god, it feels so good to take that damn thing off!!

11. SAY THE FIRST THING THAT POPS INTO YOUR HEAD

Lollipop.

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I know I’m meant to tag people but I’m not going to. Instead, I’m going to tell you to do the tag if you want to. Consider yourself tagged.

Also, I just found this blog Book Tag Index How handy is that??!!