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The Hogwarts Tag! 

All aboard the Hogwarts express! 🚂 I saw this tag at https://dwellinginerised.com/2017/10/01/the-hogwarts-tag/ and thought it looked really cool so here are my answers; 

1. Am I pureblood, half-blood or muggle born? 

As the only big bookworm in my family I always really identified with the character of Hermione Granger so I’m going to have to say Muggle Born. 

2. Which wand chose me? 

Quirky, mischievous and prone to melancholy if mishandled. Yeah that just about sums me up! 

3. Did I take an owl, cat, rat or toad with me? 

Owls are one of my favourite animals and I actually collect owl jewellery. I’ve also always loved the idea of them carrying mail. Besides that I’m allergic to cats and can’t really see the use of a rat or toad in all honesty! 

4. Where did the sorting hat put me? 

Pottermore puts me in Ravenclaw and it’s where I’ve always believed I belong but occasionally I get Slytherin! 

5. The form my Patronus takes. 

This makes perfect sense as everyone who knows me knows how much I love dogs. 

6. What lessons are my favourite and least favourite? 

I feel that I’d really like History of Magic best because I love theory heavy lessons and reading and history. Also Divination because I do dabble in fortune telling. 

I guess my least favourites would probably be Potions, Herbology and Defence Against the Dark Arts, in that order. 

7. What does a boggart look like for you? 

I’m absolutely terrified of being attacked by a burgular (don’t ask) so I guess that’s how the boggart would look. 

8. Do I partake in any magical hobbies or sports?

Highly unlikely I’m not really a sports person and my hobbies include reading and well…. reading. 

9. Where would I find myself hanging in my free time? 

The library or my favourite teacher’s classroom. I’m a true Hermione at heart. 

10. What would I most likely get detention for? 

Trying to get into the restricted section of library. 

11. What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts? 

I’d love to take over the Daily Phrophet and make it into a decent paper! 

This tag was great fun and you should definitely have a go if you’re a Potter fan! 


Unpopular Opinions Booktag 

So I’m reading two books at the moment. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. Which means I’ll not be able to review for a while as the great Don alone is over 1,000 pages. So I’m going to be doing a couple of book tags in the meantime! 

This is one I should have done ages ago but never got round to, I found it on http://www.booklovingnut.com which has a host of fantastic book tags which you should check out! It was originally created by https://readatmidnight.com/ and it’s all about Unpopular Opinions! 

1. A popular book you didn’t like. 

Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith 

Loved the show, hated the books. Genuinely some of the worst books I have ever read. Poorly written, terrible characters and well, just poor altogether! 

2. A book series that everyone hates but you love. 

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L James 

I’m not going as far as to say everyone hates this book but I’ve heard a lot of bad things about it. I really enjoyed it and I like the series. Fair enough the first book is pure smut but the second and third start to bring together a storyline which is really interesting. 

3. A love triangle where the main character ends up with the person you didn’t want them to end up with. 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

Although Cathy’s heart always belonged to Heathcliffe I hate that she ended up married to Edgar. He was a sweet guy, I can’t speak ill of him, but Cathy and Heathcliffe should have been the couple! 

4. A popular genre you rarely reach for. 

Horror, I’m far too much of a scaredy cat! I’ve read a few but they scar me for days so I tend to avoid them! 

5. A popular character you didn’t like. 

Katniss Everdeen, I just find her a bit annoying. Also she treats her love interests like sh*t but they still love her. 

6. A popular author you can’t seem to get into. 

Saying that, I’m reading Glass Sword at the moment but I’m just really struggling to keep an interest in these books. 

7. A popular trope you’re tired of seeing. 

Lip biting. Seriously, who can bite their lip and look sexy? I’ve tried, I look like I’m attempting self cannabalism. Also who here bites their lip when they’re nervous/angry/scared? Nope, me neither. 

8. A popular series you have no interest in reading. 

The Discworld series by Terry Pritchett has just never appealed to me at all. 

9. The saying goes “the book is always better than the movie” but what movie do you prefer to the book?

I can’t think of a film but I’m enjoying the tv mini series of Cuckoo’s Calling much more than the book. 
I hope you enjoyed my unpopular opinions. Let me know what you think in the comments and have a go yourself if you haven’t already! 

The Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag 

I’ve not done a tag for a while and this one looks like so much fun, I found it over at 


The idea is that you have to hunt for certain books on your shelf, so let’s see how I do! I decided to jazz it up a bit by including photos instead of typing the names! And here is a gratituous photo of my beautiful shelves! 

1. Find an author name or title with a Z in it.  

2. Find a classic.

3. Find a book with a key on it.

4. Find something on your bookshelf that is not a book.

5. Find the oldest book on your shelf.

6. Find a book with a girl on it.

7. Find a book that has an animal in it.

8. Find a book with a male protagonist.

9. Find a book with only words on the cover.

10. Find a book with illustrations in it.

11. Find a book with gold lettering.

12. Find a diary, true or fictional.

13. Find a book written by and author with a common name (like Smith).

14. Find a book with a close up of something on it. 

15. Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period.

16. Find a hardcover book without a jacket.

17. Find a teal/turquoise colored book.

18. Find a book with stars on it.

19. Find a non YA book.

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger. Book Tag 

Hey! It’s time for another tag, I’m really enjoying doing these as in all honesty I really love to talk about myself! Not in a self centered way, but I like to think that I have a lot of interesting thoughts bubbling away in my brain and it’s good to get them out sometimes! So I found this tag over at http://www.thebibliophilegirluk.com/ I’m unsure who the creator is but Bibliophile Girl found it here: http://readdiversebooks.com/

So question time! Here goes… 

1. How long have you been a blogger? 

I started blogging about 7 years ago originally through Tumblr where I firstly had a celebrity blog page where I wrote ‘articles’ about shows like Celebrity Big Brother, X-Factor etc. Then I got really into a particular band and had a Tumblr blog and a formspring about them. I branched out into a WordPress account about 4 years ago and started writing about anything that was in my head. Officially in terms of being a book blogger that’s been around 18 months now since I got involved with Netgalley. 

2. At what point do you think you will stop? 

I’m not sure that I ever will! I’ll always be reading and for the time it takes to write a review it’s no bother! Also I’ve put a lot of time and effort into growing the Life Has a Funny Way brand. From a small start I now have almost 400 twitter followers, over 100 Facebook likes and I’ve been very lucky to get onto publisher’s lists so that they will send me copies of books for review. There’s nothing a book lover likes more than getting free books! It’s been such a pleasure for me to see my brand grow particularly with my blog which started out with like no followers and now has around 130. The only time I could see myself stopping is if I moved it to another outlet, I.e the dream of writing a column in a magazine. 

3. What is the best part? 

The best part about blogging for me, is, and has always been having the outlet to speak to other people who love books. All through my life I have had nobody who was really interested in books as much as I am so it’s great to have a sort of online book club going on where we can discuss books, recommend reads and take part in tags! 

4. What is the worst part? 

The only thing I could think of is having this outlet to speak about things but having to keep it specific to books. There’s so many other things I’m passionate about; animal cruelty, my nut allergy, mental health problems, workplace rights, feminism, politics and I want to write about them all! But I couldn’t do that without having a hell of a lot of blogs so I stick with my books. But watch this space as once I finish uni and have more time I may set up a secondary blog to talk about other things. 

5. How long does it take you to find/create pictures to use? 

Because I read a lot on my kindle I don’t tend to take pictures of my books, instead I find the cover online and use that. In terms of what I use in the content of my blogs I use Pixabay and Giphy a lot. My phone is like a mini computer for me, I do all my blogging from it and also source my graphics so it’s pretty easy to tab between WordPress and Safari to get the images I want. Sometimes it can be tough though, I particularly find it hard if I’m reviewing a crime novel because what pictures do you use for that?! 

6. Who’s your book crush? 

100% Jace Herondale/Wayland/Lightwood. Everything about him just makes me sigh. He’s incredible and the first fictional character I truly fell for! 

7. What author would you like to have on your blog? 

Easy peasy, Cassandra Clare! Nobody writes like her and I’m always shocked that she doesn’t get the recognition in the wider world that she deserves. Outside of the Bookish community nobody seems to have heard of her! 

8. What do you wear when you write your blog? 

Usually pyjamas as I practically live in them. 

9. How long does it take you to prepare a post? 

I can usually put together a review in about 20 minutes as I just write off the cuff so to speak. Then a quick proofread and it’s good to go! 

10. How to you feel about the book blogger community/culture? 

I love it, everyone is very friendly and it’s always a joy to see other people’s successes, thoughts, shares, reviews etc. I love the interactions and kind everyone is to one another. I know it’s not the same in other communities. 

11. What do you think one should do to have a successful blog? 

Be resourceful, reach out to people, follow other bloggers social media accounts to make friends and also learn from others. Check out some Booktube videos, other book blogs, see what works and how you should be writing. Take part in tags, create your own tags if you can. Work on social media it is your friend and the best way to get connections and share your blog posts. Also get involved with Netgalley, it’s a great way to get ARCs and fellow readers want reviews of ARCs most of all. Just be yourself and the rest will come! 

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!