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My Life in Books Tag 

Good evening all! I’m reading another Outlander book at the moment so not really reviewing until I’ve finished that and as it may be a while, I thought I would do another book tag in the meantime! I found this really fun tag at https://dreamlandbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/my-life-in-books-tag/ I can’t seem to find the OP, so If it was you, please let me know and I will link your blog! 

So, without further ado, let’s get started! 

Find a Book for Each of Your Initials: 

L Lady of the Lake by Andrzej Sapowski 

B – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia 

Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf, What is it? 

Roseblood by AG Howard 

Pick a Book Set in Your City or Country 

Entanglement of Revenge by Chris Brookes. Cool fact, the girl on the cover of this book is me! 

Pick a Book That Represents a Destination You Would Love to Travel Too. 

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes 

Pick a Book That’s Your Favourite Colour. 

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker 

Which Book do You Have the Fondest Memories of? 

The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin. Another cool fact, I read this book years before I met my boyfriend and it was always my favourite. The main character’s name in the Earthsea series is Ged and that is also my boyfriend’s name! 

Which Book Did You Have the Most Difficulty Reading? 

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I really enjoyed it, but it was longgggg. 

Which Book in Your TBR will Give you The Biggest Achievement When You’ve Finished It? 

I’m going to cheat a bit here and choose a series instead of a book and that will be the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. They’re great books but they’re heavy volumes and there’s about 9 of them! 

It’s a free for all so if you think this tag sounds fun then go ahead and do it! 

Pick a Word and Pass it On Booktag 

This is, as far as I’m aware, a completely brand new Book Tag created by me! So, I was looking for something on my Goodreads and realised that there were a lot of books with the world King in them. So I decided to start this Book Tag. 

Here are the rules; 

1. You can either take the word the person who tagged you used, or you can pick your own. 

2. You must list all the books on your read list which include that word in either the title or the author. 

3. Tag some friends and pass it on! 

So thanks to my search I have picked the word ‘King’ my tagged friends are welcome to use King too or to pick a word for themselves! So here are all the books I’ve read that have the word King in either the title or the author name. I’ve skipped out titles which include the word king as part of another word I.e breaking or shocking as this gave over 70 results! 

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory is my currently reading book. 

Insomnia by Stephen King 

Stig of the Dump by Clive King 

Ace by Dick King Smith 

Harry’s Mad by Dick King Smith 

The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith 

The Fox Busters by Dick King Smith 

The Crowstarver by Dick King Smith 

The Witch of Blackberry Bottom by Dick King Smith 

King of the Middle March by Kevin Crossley Holland 

A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin 

The Green Mile by Stephen King 

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory 

The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien 

Gerald’s Game by Stephen King 

Pale Kings and Princes by Cassandra Clare 

Babe by Dick King Smith 

I tag; 

Becky at Uptown Orace 

Love Books Group 

Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books 

Tbr Book Tag 

Helloooo welcome to the world of Leonie’s hellish TBR pile. The place where my nightmares are made and a constant source of stress in my life… I’m hoping this tag might make me a little more organised when it comes to my TBR in all honesty! I saw this tag on Kristin Kraves Books http://www.kristinkravesbooks.wordpress.com and thought I’d give it a go as my tbr is a thorn in my side and an elephant in the room and every other possible Idiom I can think of! 

How do you keep track of your TBR pile? 

For the most part I use Goodreads but it’s a little more complicated. Goodreads holds the books that I’ve actually chosen that I want to read e.g classics that I’ll probably never get round too, recommendations, newly published and of course books by my favourite authors. But then I also have my ‘other’ tbr which is in my head and that’s the books that I see and think I’ll probably read but don’t actually add to my physical tbr and also my ‘arc tbr’ which consists of books that publishers send me in the post or books I request on Netgalley. Some of these are actually on my Goodreads tbr but some aren’t. 

Is your TBR mostly print or e-book? 

I actually have no idea. I guess there are probably some on there which are e-book only but I imagine most books these days by traditionally published authors come in both formats. I don’t particularly mind if I’m honest. The only time it makes a difference to me is if it’s part of a series I like to have them all in the same format, I don’t want books 1-3 on my shelf and 4-6 on my kindle for example. 

How do you determine which books from your TBR to read next? 

I have a weirdly complex little system going on at the moment. It used to be at random and then all I was doing was reading my newest books first and never getting round to the stuff that has been on their for a while. So what I do now is read any ARCs I have first of all, then I read a print book and alternate with an Ebook for the next one. This works by starting in the left hand corner of my shelves and working my way down and with my kindle I read alphabetically by author. This sort of fails though when I buy books by authors higher up in the alphabet! 

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest? 

A Book that you recently added to your tbr? 

This is a classic example of my mental tbr. This books been on my shelf for months but I only added it to my tbr like yesterday. 

A book on your tbr strictly because it has a beautiful cover? 

I actually bought this recently on kindle daily deal purely because I was attracted to the cover! 

A book on your tbr that you actually never plan on reading? 

I’m actually quite strict with my tbr despite its astronomical size. So every month or so I go on and have a clear out. For example I had a lot of classics on there such as The Vicar of Wakefield which I thought, I’m just never going to read. I’ve recently had one of these clearouts so at the moment I intend to read everything that’s on there. 

An unpublished book on your tbr that you’re excited for? 

Winters Teeth by Tim Hall. It’s the follow up to Shadow of the Wolf and should have been published last year but no sign of it yet! I’m desperate to read it as the first one was so good! 

A book on your tbr that basically everyone except you has read? 

I’d have to go with Kristin here and say Six of Crows, I’ve recently bought the first two in the series so I should get round to them soon! 

A Book on Your TBR that everyone recommends to you? 

I got this for my birthday so should start it soon! 

A Book on your TBR that you’re dying to read? 

The Number of Books on your Goodreads TBR?

435 I don’t even like looking at it! 

Game of Thrones Tag!! 

Thank you to the lovely Jessica and Christeena over at Game of Tomes for tagging me, you can see their video here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3efeub3q6RI

So in honour of the return of GoT next week here we gooooo! 

1) How did you discover the series/books?
I actually watched the series first, my auntie recommended it to me and after watching the first season I started the books. 

2) Who is your all-time favorite character?

My favourite, cliche as it is has to be Jon Snow. Not just because I fancy Kit Harrington (which I do) but because Jon for me, is the only inherently good character. He is the only one who isn’t completely out for himself. 

3) Who is your favorite side character?

I really love Varys he’s so funny! 

4) If you could magically resurrect a character by sacrificing another character, who would you sacrifice and who would you bring back?

I would bring back Rob Stark in exchange for Mellisandre no questions asked!! 

5) You’re a person of the Night’s Watch, who would you break your oath of chastity for? 

Definitely Jon!! 

6) Dragon or Direwolf? Which would you rather have by your side?

Dragons would probably be better in a fight but as I’m a Northerner a Direwolf would be my natural companion. 

7) Which character would you most like to portray on television?

Ygritte because aside from the whole dying thing, she gets to be naughty with Jon Snow! 

8) What is your favorite moment of the books/series?

God this is so hard because the books and the series are literally so tragic and there’s so much heartache that while I’m absolutely addicted to both I can’t say that I can have a ‘favourite’ bit because it feels so wrong! I guess if I had to pick it would probably be when Daenerys steps out of the fire. She’s just such a powerful figure with the baby dragons, she kicks ass. 

9) Who do you think deserves to sit on the Iron Throne by the end of the series?

Jon, or Tyrion! 

10) What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming book/season? 

If this next book ever materialises (pull your finger out George!) I guess I’m looking forward to Daenerys returning to Westeros and hoping that all the Starks get reunited (aside from the dead ones of course). 

Thanks again guys for tagging me, this was the perfect refresher ready for the start of the series on Monday! 

Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag 

Hi all, welcome back to my blog! It’s time for another tag as I am still reading Outlander. No I can’t believe it either, its been like a week now but the thing is I just really haven’t had time. It’s been a really busy week at work, and on top of that it’s been my birthday as well so I’ve been busy doing things. For example tomorrow I’m off to Warwick Castle where the amazing tv show Merlin was filmed! I can’t wait! 

So anyway here’s a book tag to keep you going until I can get back into reviewing! I found this tag on https://mylittlebookblog.com/2016/01/15/the-fifty-bookish-questions-book-tag/

The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

1. The last book you read? 

The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft 

2. Was it a good one? 

Yes, you can read my review here: https://lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/the-stranger-within-by-kathyrn-croft-review/

3. What made it good? 

Suspense, and an excellent twist

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

If you love a good thriller with an excellent twist that will keep you guessing throughout then definitely yes! 

5. How often do you read? 

Everyday, as often as I can. On the bus, in the bath, in bed, on my lunch break, in the doctors waiting room. I’m always reading. 

6. Do you like to read? 

I should hope so haha 

7. What was the last bad book you read? 

I don’t really like to slate books but the last book I started and did not finish due to not enjoying it was The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer. 

8. What made you dislike it? 

I just couldn’t connect with the main character who immediately annoyed me. After a couple of chapters I still wasn’t sure I understood where the novel was trying to go. It was boring. 

9. Do you wish to be a writer? 

Well technically I am a writer! I’ve written several short stories and poems and a couple have been published in a university write club society magazine. I’ve also written a novel which I am in the process of editing. 

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly? 

Books are such a huge part of my life that many of them have influenced me. But there are two which stand out most for me that I can truly say ‘changed my life’ and they are The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight. 

11. Do you read fan fiction? 

No. Not for any particular reason, it’s just never appealed to me that much. 

12. Do you write fan fiction? 

Please see question 11 

13. What’s your favourite book? 

When you’ve read just shy of 2,000 books this question is really hard to answer! I’d probably say Wuthering Heights. That’s my standard answer. 

14. What’s your least favourite book? 

I don’t really have a least favourite there’s lots of books that I did not finish because I didn’t enjoy them. If I finished them then I liked them. 

15. Do you prefer physical books or e reading on a device like a kindle?

You can actually watch my YouTube video about that here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=38XxnrlFF70

16. When did you learn to read? 

People who know me would lead you to believe I learned to read in the womb! But I think I was about 3 or 4 years old. 

17. What is your favourite book you had to read in school? 

If uni counts as school then I’d have to say Wuthering Heights again! 

18. What is your favourite book series? 

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare 

19. Who is your favourite author? 

If I had to choose, then, again it would be Cassie Clare 

20. What is your favourite genre? 

YA Fantasy 

21. Who is your favourite character in a book series? 

I do really love Jace in TMI 

22. Has a book ever transported you to somewhere else? 

Why do you think I read? Haha 

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel? 

All of them forever and ever! I hate it when I get to the end of a book and have to leave the characters behind. I don’t like that it’s the end of their story. 

24. Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel? 

Oh god, I can’t think of any off the top of my head! I think there’s a few that could have done without the middle book and just been a two parter, like The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner. 

25. How long does it take you to read a book? 

I can read around 110 pages in an hour so I’ll let you do the math! 

26. Do you like when books become movies? 


27. Which book was ruined by its movie? 

Don’t shoot me but all the Harry Potters! 

28. Which movie has done a book justice? 

I really liked the movie of TMI but hate the series! Weird! 

29. Do you read newspapers? 

Only if I haven’t got a book to hand. 

30. Do you read magazines? 

I subscribe to and read 3 magazines and they are Writers Mag, Glamour and Cosmopolitan 

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines? 


32. Do you read while in bed? 

I used to a lot but I’ve been trying to stop as I have issues sleeping and apparently using your bed as somewhere to read, watch tv etc is bad for you and can stop you sleeping. So I bought a lovely big chair which lives beside my bed and I read there now instead. 

33. Do you read while on the toilet. 

I read everywhere and that’s enough said about that! 

34. Do you read in the car? 

Nope that’s about the only place I don’t as it makes me sick. But weirdly I can read just fine on buses, trains and planes! 

35. Do you read while in the bath? 

It’s one of my favourite places to read. 

36. Are you a fast reader?

Pretty fast, yes. 

37. Are you a slow reader? 

Please see question 36 

38. Where is your favourite place to read? 

In my lovely reading chair. 

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read? 

If it’s a good book that keeps me gripped then not at all! 

40. Do you need a room to be silent when you read? 

Not really but I do find the tv distracting if my boyfriend is watching something interesting! 

41. Who gave you your love for reading? 

Nobody I can say specifically, none of my family are really big readers or my friends either. I guess I just fell in love with it straight away! 

42. What book is next on your list to read? 

The Break by Marian Keyes 

43. When did you start reading chapter books? 

When I was around four or five years old 

44. Who is your favourite children’s book author? 

Enid Blyton 

45. Which author would you most like to interview? 

Cassandra Clare 

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with? 

Again Cassandra Clare! 

47. What book have you reread the most? 

Probably Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone.

48. Which books do you consider ‘classics’? 

Obviously there are a range of books like Dickens, Brontë sisters, Daphne Du Maurier, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy etc but modern classics I would say LoTR, GoT and HP. 

49. Which books do you think should get taught in school? 

I think it’s really important for children to learn to love books. Books I was taught in junior school included Roald Dahl and Dick King-Smith and I think these are great starters. Children’s classics like Peter Pan and just anything with a fantasy element like Harry Potter, LoTR and books like Inkheart. It’s important to enjoy a book at the right age and although there’s books I love now I didn’t like them so much in school when I wasn’t really old enough to appreciate them! 

50. Which books should be banned from schools?

Unless they are literally full of sexual content like let’s say; Fifty Shades of Grey or they’ve got a lot of gore, murder etc like a crime novel, I see no reason to be banning any books from schools! 

Thanks for reading my latest tag! See you again soon. 

The Book Blogger Memory Tag 

I’ve decided to do a few tags on my blog each month as they’re really fun to do, and it fills space so that I can keep posting regularly if I don’t have anything to review at the time. For example at the moment I’m reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and because it’s such a large book and it’s my birthday week so I’m super busy, it will be a few days before I can do a review of it. So in the meantime here’s a tag! 

This tag was created by Laura @ Laura’s Book Reviews. https://lauralovelockbookreviews.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/the-book-blogger-memory-challenge/

Here are the rules: 

You must answer these questions without looking anything up on the internet and without looking at your bookshelves!!
Once you’ve completed this tag, tag 5 other book bloggers to answer the questions next. 

1. Name a book written by an author called Michael.

War Horse by Michael Morpugo 

2. Name a book with a dragon on the cover.
Eragon by Christopher Palini (not sure if I’ve got that surname right, this is really hard!) 

3. Name a book about a character called George.
Does Harry Potter count? George Weasley is the only George I can think of right now! 

4. Name a book written by an author with the surname Smith.
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency by Alexandra Mcall Smith again not sure I’ve got the writers name right! 

5. Name a book set in Australia.
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty 

6. Name a book with the name of a month in the title.
The Fifth of July I can’t remember the author’s name it just stood out to me on Netgalley because it’s the date of my birthday! 

7. Name a book with a knife on the cover.
The Knife of Letting Go by Patrick Ness 

8. Name a book with the word ‘one’ in the title.
The One by John Marrs 

9. Name a book with a eponymous title.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 

10. Name a book turned into a movie.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 

I’ve not tagged anyone because I like to think tags are open to everyone so if you’re a blogger or a Booktuber get involved and feel free to do the tag! 

The I Dare You Book Tag 

Today I am going to be doing my very first blog based book tag! Which is really strange as I’m used to filming them so I’m unsure how different this is going to be! But I’m sure it will be just as much fun to write and read as it would be to film and watch… 

I was tagged by the amazing girls over at Game of Tomes on YouTube; Jessica and Christeena. You can check out their channel which always features the very best booktags along with their unique Booktube style here: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCvP9FmVGXk6WZT39rfv4_9A

The OP of this tag from what I can see is: https://bookfandom1001.wordpress.com/

So first off we have a set of rules followed by 19 questions: 

                              The Rules 

  • You must be honest 
  • You can’t not answer a question 
  • You have to tag at least four people 

So without further ado… drumroll please… 

Question 1 – Which book has been on your shelves the longest..? 

I’m unsure if this means the longest as in how long I’ve owned it or the longest as in the one I’ve left unread the longest. So I’ll answer for both. The oldest book I have is my dog eared copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling which like Jessica’s over at Book of Tomes, is falling apart! The book I’ve had on my shelves longest which I am yet to actually read is Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke and it hasn’t actually been on there that long as I tend to read whatever I buy really quickly. The stuff on my kindle however some of that has been on there a shamefully long time 🙈 

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next? 

My current read is The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond. 

My last read was Select by Marit Weisenberg. 

And my next read will be Minority Report by Philip K Dick. 

3. What book did everyone like but you hated? 

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that ‘everyone liked’ this book but it does have nearly 4 stars on Goodreads. Neither would I say I hated it but it was rather poor. That would be Ragdoll by Daniel Cole. 

4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read but probably won’t? 

I don’t really find that I have this issue because I tend to want to read absolutely everything on my TBR and I’m steadily working down that list. However if I had to choose it would be a series rather than a book and that is the Jessica Daniels series by Kerry Wilkinson. My grandma loves them and we usually like the same books, I didn’t get on with the first one but she keeps assuring me they get better so I added them to my TBR in the hope it would give me enthusiasm to read the rest of the series. So far it hasn’t worked. 

5. Which books are you saving for retirement? 

Absolutely none! Life is too short and I’m trying to read as much as I can every year! If anything retirement would be the time to re-read all my old favourites once I’ve got down my tbr! Though it will probably take me until retirement to get down it! 

6. Last page, read it, or wait until the end? 

I’ll always say wait until the end of course, there’s no fun in knowing what happens! Although, occasionally when I want to check how many pages are in a book I’ll inadvertently read the last sentence or two! 

7. Acknowledgements, waste of paper and ink or an interesting aside? 

I can’t say I’m that fussed on reading the acknowledgements in a book but having being acknowledged in a book myself I think it’s a really precious thing to do and really only relevant to those who are acknowledged! 

8. Which book character would you swap places with? 

Clary Fray, because Jace. I don’t feel I need to say anything more about that! 

9. Do you have a book which reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)? 

I would have to say Folly by Alan Titchmarsh which always makes me feel Christmassy! It’s just the cover really that gets me in the festive mood every time. 

10. Name a book you acquired in an interesting way. 

I get a lot of interestingly acquired books because publishers send them to me and I get different subscription boxes so I’m going to go with the most recent which came in a subscription box (not saying which because spoilers!) and that is Roar By Cora Carmack. 

11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person? 

I give books as gifts and loan some of mine out but The only one I can think of which was particularly special was Vivienne Westwood’s biography to my best friend who loves her designs. 

12. Which book has been to the most places with you? 

Probably Sepulchre by Kate Mosse it’s moved to all my different homes over the past 8 years and I originally picked it up from the hotel library in Zante in 2009 so it’s been abroad with me too! 

13. Any required reading you hated in High School that wasn’t so bad  years later? 

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I thought it was so weird the first time round but I understand it better now. 

14. What is the strangest item you’ve found in a book? 

A postcard which had been addressed and written on! 

15. Used or brand new? 

I don’t mind really. I love brand new books as much as the next person but I’m not adverse to buying second hand and 50% of the books I buy each month are used. 

16. Have you ever read a Dan Brown Book? 

Yes I’ve read them all and really like them, here’s my collection! 

17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book? 

My initial answer to this would have been no but then I watched Game of Tomes and have to agree that it would be The Help by Kathryn Stockett 

18. A book that should have never been published? 

I literally can’t name one! 

19. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry? 

The Children of Cherry Tree Farm by Enid Blyton their picnics always sound amazing! 

Now for my four tags! I tag: 

1. Becky at Uptown Oracle http://www.uptownoracle.com/

2. Sarah at The Critiquing Chemist https://critiquingchemist.com/

3. Erik at The Past Due Book Review https://thepastduebookreview.com/

4. Shannon at Captivated by Fantasy https://shannonpaigewaters.com/