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The Greek God Tag!

Hi guys,  I am here today bringing you The Greek Gods Tag originally created by Zuky @ Bookbum! I am currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tart and thought this is a great time to talk about all things, Greek Gods (and Goddess!).

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Rules:

  • Pingback to Zuky @ Bookbum (so she could see your post) 
  • You could use Zuky’s graphics, but you don’t have too. 
  • Tag as many people as you want, but please, share the love 

ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS – YOUR FAVORITE BOOK

How can any reader have just one favourite book? I have so many but at the moment with the release of the third Court of Thorne and Roses book coming this May I’ll say A Court of Mist and Fury. Sarah J. Maas provides drama dramatic ships and A Beauty and the Beast re-telling like no other.

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 HERA: QUEEN OF THE GODS – A BADASS FEMALE CHARACTER

Claire Fraser- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

If you haven’t read Outlander then seriously, what are you doing? Go, read it now! (Then go watch the show) Outlander is Historical fiction and time travel fiction at its very best. Claire is a strong, independent woman who is from the 1940’s and still head strong when it comes to embracing her career. ‘Jesus H.Rosevelt Christ’ she takes nonsense from no one!

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Outlander- Review

JANUS: GOD OF BEGINNINGS – YOUR FAVORITE DEBUT(S) 

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The Girls by Emma Cline- I read an arc of The Girls just over a year ago now; if you haven’t read The Girls it is the debut from Emma Cline loosely based on the Manson Murders in 1969. When I read the book my knowledge of the murders was extremely limited, I was aware that the book was fictionalised but it did lead me to research the real events and find out what happened. A Very interesting thought-provoking debut.

The Girls- Review

ATHENA: GODDESS OF WISDOM – YOUR FAVORITE NON-FICTION BOOK

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan is short stories and essays published posthumously from the young writer’s teachers, friends and family after she died in a car accident. Beautifully written but with a tragic undertone.

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APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE – A BOOK YOU ADORE AND RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ (OTHER THAN YOUR FAVORITE BOOK!)

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Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes – I love this book so, so much it’s one of those books that came along right at the right time for me so I’ll always remember it for that. I know this book has been talked about and has been surrounded by controversy since the movie came out. But I loved reading Lou and Will’s story along with its sequel After You and I look forward to the third book which should be coming sometime next year.

Me Before You- Review

After You- Review

HADES: GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD – AN EVIL BOOK YOU WISH DIDN’T EXIST

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Look, I think evil’s a bit strong, quite while ago I read Tyringham Park by Rosemary McLoughlin and I really didn’t get on with it. The ‘protagonist’ IF you can call her that is so unlikeable but at the same time I have remembered this book and would love more people to read it so I can hear their opinions and see if they are anything like my own.

Tyringham Park- Review

POSEIDON: GOD OF THE SEA & EARTHQUAKES – A BEAUTIFUL & GROUND-BREAKING BOOK

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On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves– When you hear a book about a teacher and a student falling in love, it does have the serious ick factor to it. But all I have to say is read this book and do it with an open mind (oh yeah and bring some tissues!)

APOLLO: GOD OF THE ARTS – A BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER 

Splintered by A.G Howard, Shatter Me by  Tahereh Mafi, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lanini Taylor all have awesome covers.

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Splintered- Review

HYPNOS: GOD OF SLEEP – A BOOK SO BORING YOU ALMOST FELL ASLEEP

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How I live Now by Meg Rosoff – The premise of this book intrigued me that’s why I picked it up in the first place but the writing style just seemed to slow the book down somehow. What can I say this one was just not for me and it just felt like just another Dystopian YA novel.

HERMES: MESSENGER OF THE GODS – A BOOK YOU SPED THROUGH

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare- Any regular reader of my blog knows I am a huge Cassandra Clare fan and always look forward to her new books being released *cough cough* Lord of Shadows. When Lady Midnight was released I swear I almost swallowed it whole!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Greek Gods Tag! All my nominations are below- see you next time!

Nominees 

Book Addicted Reader

YA and Wine

Reads and Reels

The Bookish Wanderer

Come Find Me!

toy

Twitter

Facebook

Goodreads

Watt Pad

Instagram

Blogger Recognition Award

Hi guys! I am here today with the Blogger Recognition award tag thank you to Shannon from Captivated by Fantasy for the nomination! This award was originally created by Edge of Night.

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Here are the rules:

  • Elect 5 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.
    • Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night.That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

My Story 

I had a few blogs before settling on Paint and Butterflies Books, a fashion blog which I lost interest in and then later a personal blog called The Musings of Chlo but I found myself talking more and more about books which led to the creation of Paint and Butterflies Books. I have been writing and working on this blog for over two years now and it is always changing and growing just like I am always changing and growing. My reading has changed so much thanks to blogging, a world of books have been opened up to me which I wouldn’t have found without other bloggers and now my blog has taken a new turn by becoming part of the bookstagram community (@chloemckayyy) – like I said blogging is a constant evolution.

My Advice

Blog and blog often and about what you love. For me, it’s books, I have something to say about books about literature and that is what separates this blog from my former fashion blog which didn’t work out. I like fashion I LOVE books. I am passionate about stories, so I guess what I’m saying is write about what you’re passionate about, what you love and you’ll enjoy writing about it, you’ll want to write about it and your blog will be the best it can be.

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My Tags!

Wendy @ Suburbia Reads

Charley @ Books and Bakes 1

Emma @It’s a Readers Life

Megan @Book Slayer Reads

Frona@ Frona’s Reads or Else

Hope you enjoyed this award tag, thanks again for the nomination I’ll see you again soon!

Come Find Me!

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Facebook

Goodreads

Watt Pad

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The Ruler of Books Tag!

Hi guys, so I spotted this tag on Booktube and I thought it looked really fun, the idea is if you are the ruler of books and your own bookish kingdom what would you do? Here are the questions so let’s get started shall we?

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What book would you make everybody read?

I would make everyone read On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, what starts out as an awkward teacher, student romance turns into something totally tear worthy and unexpected. A really brilliant story and I would recommend this book to everyone, a perfect beach read!

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What would you abolish in book construction?

Big books are hard enough to read as it is, but big mass market paperbacks can be a right pain, the font is small and you can’t open the book fully without breaking the spine. No thanks, floppy or hardback for me all the way!

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What author would you pick to write you any book?

I love Cassandra Clare, she rights great characters, and plots that are so addictive whenever I get my hands on a new Cassandra Clare book I just can’t stop reading!

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What book would you demote to the library basement?

It has to be Hurt by  Tabitha Suzuma I read this book a few years ago and was really excited to read it as I had only heard great things and kept hearing people talk about this amazing plot twist that I just wouldn’t guess. Well, guess what I guessed it and, really early on in the book too. That really spoilt the reading experience for me, in my opinion, twists should be unguessable that’s the whole point.

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What cover artist would you commission to make you a mural?

I love the covers of the Splintered books by A.G Howard (a really great modern Alice in Wonderland retelling). The covers for the Splintered series are amazing each depicting a main character in the series, they are all created by artist Nathalia Sullen.

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What characters face would you put on the coin of your new kingdom?

It would have to be Tyrion Lannister because let’s face it he’s pretty badass and I’d want someone badass on my money!

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What book would you award the ruler of books for 2016?

Difficult, because 2016 is not over but so far my book/s of the year have to be Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, closely followed by The Girls by Emma Cline but like I said 2016 isn’t over yet!

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My Tags!

Kourtni Reads

Happily Ever Bookish

Quillable

Read Dream Live

Book Addicted Reader

Arctic Books

Literary Dust

Thanks for checking out The Ruler of Books Tag, happy reading everyone!

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Come Find Me

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Facebook

Goodreads

Watt Pad

 

 

I Can Show You The World (In Books) – Book Tag

I love to travel – in real life and in my reading life. So it’s no great surprise that I love to read books from all over the world. Thanks to Nicolette from A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly for tagging me in this tag (go check her out :-)), it has been a while since I was actually tag but I always get to my tags eventually!

The rules are simple. List a country, and then show which favorite book of yours is set in that country. You can use the countries I have used, add your own, or use completely different ones!

United States

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

A story of love, home, and self-discovery such an epic tale of first love,true love, loss and family. My Brooklyn Review

England

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Gahh! I love this series if you haven’t read it seriously what have you been doing all this time? The Prequel to The Mortal Instruments Series, The Infernal Devices is probably my favourite love story of all time. Clockwork Angel – Review

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On The Island Tracey Garvis Graves

I recommend this book to everyone if you’re looking for a unique love story that will break your heart and then put it back together again piece by piece this my friend is for you!

Ireland

In The Woods by Tana French

Book 1 in The Dublin Murder Squad Series (can be read as a standalone) In The Woods is a unique, creepy crime novel that constantly keeps you guessing. In The Woods – Review

France

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Labyrinth is set both in modern and medieval France switching perspectives between two young women as they go on the same jounrney, generations apart- this is a grail story just not as you have ever heard it before… Labyrinth – Review

I hope you have enjoyed my ‘I can show you the world tag’

My Tags

Morgan @ Bookenstein

Teacup Talk

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

Jordan @ Read by Roe

Bookidote

Yasmin & Paige @ The Wild Readers

The Orangutan Librarian

Madeline@ The SFF Bookshelf

Kirsty@ Kirsty Reads Blog

Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Lila @ The Book Keepers Secrets

Happy Reading Everyone!

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Soundtrack To My Life – Book Tag

I saw this Tag on The Books out Loud and thought it looked like a lot of fun so although I haven’t been tagged I couldn’t resist getting involved.

Opening Credits: favourite childhood book:

I read a lot of Jacqueline Wilson as a child some of my favorites were The Suitcase Kid, The Lottie Project and girls in Girls in Love.

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Waking up: A book that got you out of a reading slump:

I do go through reading slumps now and again and I usually find a guilty pleasure young adult novel does the trick. Existence by Abbi Glines got me out of one hell of a reading slump!

School: A book that you ended up reading for school and ended up loving it:

Anything by William Shakespeare – studying Shakespeare at school lead me to a life long love with the Bard and his plays but at school I particularly enjoyed Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.

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Falling In Love: An author you love so much you want to read all of their books:

I actually don’t read books based on author, it’s all about the story for me and what I think sounds interesting.

Fight: Book with the best action sequences:

I read The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell last year a historical fiction series about Vikings and Danes and the formation of England as we know it. As well as being completely gripping it has some great battle scenes that really draw you in to the time that is being written about.

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Break up: A book or series you didn’t finish and do not intend to finish:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gainman I know people love this book but it lost me about 3/4 of the way through and I put it down and have never had the will to pick it back up.

Hanging with friends: A book that you think everyone should read:

P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern.

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Breakdown: Book that seriously affected you or had you crying your eyes out:

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes I adore this book I read it in a day and sobbed while reading it. I can’t wait for the film adaptation to come out later this year.

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Road Trip: Your favorite series (more than 3 books):

I don’t like to be obvious and say Harry Potter but Harry Potter also Saga, The Infernal Devices, Outlander.

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Flashback: Your favorite book from 5 years ago:

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

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Getting Back Together: A book you can’t stop rereading:

I’m not a massive re-reader if I do it is my absolute faves, so the likes of Summer in February by Jonathan Smith or The Host by Stephanie Meyer.

Moment of Triumph: Longest book you’ve ever read:

Easily Anna Karenina, read it a couple of years ago and I think the only things that have come close are Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Outlander.

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Death Scene: Book or series you wish had ended differently:

Brooklyn- I really enjoyed this book and really empathized with the character and what she was going through but the ending (ahhh the ending!!) To read my full review  on Brooklyn click the link.

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Funeral: Book with the best or worst epilogue: 

I can’t actually think of any particularly outstanding epilogues right now …

End Credits: Who do you tag?

Because I wasn’t tagged for the post I’m just going to tag all of you- all of you who are reading this.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the soundtrack to my life book tag!

Happy reading everyone!

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag!

Hi guys and welcome to The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag! It has taken me a while to get round to doing this but it’s here. I was tagged by Always Opinionated Girl why not go and check out her answers to the tag as well. So lets getting cracking…

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How long have you been a blogger? I have been a blogger for about five years I started fashion blogging (that blog no longer exists) and then created a personal blog The Musings of Chlo where in the beginning I found myself writing a lot of book reviews among other things and about two years ago that lead to the creation of Paint and Butterflies Books.

At what point do you think you will stop?  Hopefully never, while I’m having fun blogging I don’t have any plans to stop. If it ever becomes boring or doesn’t make me happy anymore then I will stop.

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What is the best thing?   The community is so welcoming and it’s great talking to people about books but I have to say the best thing is the discovery of books I never would have known about with out other bloggers/vloggers. Also having my readers come to me and say they never would have known about a book if it hadn’t been for my review-that’s a really satisfying thing.

  What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay? The worst thing is perhaps the pressure I put on myself it get my posts out and my ever growing TBR. So really I don’t have that much to complain about do I?

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?   Not that long, I’m constantly collecting GIFs that I think will be useful at some point and keep them in a blogging GIF folder on my laptop. As for pictures it doesn’t really take that long I search for pictures as I’m writing my post. In the future I would like to do my own graphics but I’m not quite there yet. Who’s your book crush?    You want me to pick just one? Sorry but I have quite a few. Will Herondale, Jem Carstairs, (The Inferal Devices) Jamie Fraser, (Outlander) Mark Darcy, (Pride and Prejudice) Ian O’Shea (The Host).

What author would you like to have on your blog?  I’m torn between Cassandra Clare and J.K Rowling.

What do you wear when you write your blog?    I’m normally wearing my comfy’s so joggers or PJ’s I like to be comfy when I write (and it’s normally an evening thing).

How long does it take you to prepare?  I usually have a few ideas in my head of what what I might post next once I’ve chosen what to post I don’t really prepare I just go for it. (Write first edit later)

How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?  I like it, I think we are lucky to live in an age were books and other readers are so accessible to us.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?  I’m pretty new to the book blogging community and my blog exists on a pretty small scale compared to some although I am seeing it grow and progress all the time which is exciting. All I would say is do what you want to do, post regularly and be yourself.

Who do you tag?

Vivian Copeland

Nicoles Nine Cents

The Book Keepers Secrets

Carries Book Reviews

Claire Huston

My Tiny Obsessions

Happy reading everyone! x

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The Classics Book Tag

Hi everyone –  I have just seen this Classics Tag over at Erika Bookventureland the Tag was originally created by It’s a Book World. Reading more classics is one of my goals for 2016 but for now here’s a look at the classics I’ve read so far and what I hope to read in 2016 and beyond.

An over-hyped classic you didn’t really like.

I’m really on the fence about Wuthering Heights, I love the story in its self but I don’t think it’s written in the best way. I think it’s the fact it’s being told from the perspective of a guest at Wuthering Heights. Everything that happens to the characters is second/third hand information if it was from Kathy and Heathcliffs POV I think the story would have resented much more with me. I adore the (2009) adaptation with Tom Hardy though definitely worth watching.

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Kathy and Heathcliff (2009)

Favourite time period to read about.

I really enjoy reading about World War I & II some of my favourites are Bird Song and Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman.

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Favourite Fairy Tale. 

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My favourite fairy tale is probably Cinderella the idea of being down on your luck and being rescued appeals to most of us when we’re feeling low. But I can’t deny that Beauty and the Beast comes a close second, Belle is a lover of books after all!

What is the most embarrassing classic you haven’t read?

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Probably Jane Eyre, thanks to endless adaptations I am very familiar with the story and prefer to read books when I don’t know the plot. But Jane Eyre is on my tbr for 2016 because I’m thinking it’s about time.

Top 5 classics you would like to read soon.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Emma by Jane Austen

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (I have actually started this and so far so good, the BBC series is what inspired by to start reading this and Mr. Thornton I just… ❤

1984 by George Orwell

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Favourite modern book/series based on a classic.

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Splintered by A.G Howard is a modern day YA Re-telling of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. If you like Alice in Wonderland, fairy-tales and a love triangle to end all love triangles then this three book series is for you.

Favourite movie/tv show based on a classic.

This is a tough one because there are some great adaptations out there but for me Pride and Prejudice would have to be fave. Mathew McFadden has to be my  favourite Darcy (sorry Colin!)

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Worst classic adaptation. 

The most recent adaptation of Anna Karenina, I am a fan of Keira Knightly  and watch most of her films but this particularly adaptation was filmed in a very particular style almost like it was filmed in a theatre and I just didn’t enjoy it.

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Favourite edition you would like to collect (more) classics from.

I love the Penguin English Library editions I already have a few and hope to carry on collecting.

An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone.

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Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey to read my review of the film adaptation click here.

And here are my tags! 🙂

Carries Book Reviews

Art and Soul

The Book Finch

Comfy Reading

Your Daughters Book Shelf

Hope you enjoyed my classics tag, happy reading everyone!

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The Disney Book Tag!

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I was tagged by Trisha Ann at The Bookgasm go check her out! I am definitely someone who was sucked in by the Disney magic as a child and it has stuck with me so I am really looking forward to this tag!


1. The Little Mermaid—A character who is out their element, a “fish out of water.”

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Lou Clarke from After You in the sequel to Me Before You Lou is adjusting to her new life a life after Will and making a new life for herself is harder than she thought it would be.

2. Cinderella—A character who goes through a major transformation.

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Wanda from The Host by Stephenie Meyer she is an part of an alien species called Souls who conker earth. Her character goes through a major transformation as she learns who she truly is in this new and strange world.

3. Snow White—A book with an eclectic cast of characters.

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I read the play The History Boys this year by Alan Bennett about a group of Oxbridge candidates it is such a great read and deals with some real issues as well as being hilarious – would highly recommend.

4. Sleeping Beauty—A book that put you to sleep.

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I know this is an un-popular opinion but Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake pretty much put me to sleep I just didn’t connect to the character or the story at all and it ended up being a DNF for me.

5. The Lion King—A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.

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Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower – I won’t tell you the trauma because it’s kind of a major spoiler but it’s a short read that is so beautifully written it’s captivating.

6. Beauty and The Beast—A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

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I was always really intimidated by the sheer size of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy but I read it a few years ago and the book, story and writing are totally worth it. I feel it would take an essay to really get into Anna Karenina but I will say that reading that beast of a book really got me into Tolstoy’s writing. I have now also read his short story Family happiness and will be reading War and Peace soon as I hope to finish it before the BBC adaptation is on t.v at the end of the year.

7. Aladdin—A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.

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My pick is Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby – Daisy is his wish, Daisy is everything to Gatsby and we all know how THAT turned out.

8. Mulan—A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.

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I couldn’t complete a tag without mentioning him – Will Herondale in the Whole of the Infernal Devices. #Frustrating.

9. Toy Story—A book with characters you wish would come to life.

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Pride and Prejudice –  Darcy and Elizabeth   (because The Infernal Devices and Will Herondale was taken!)

10. Disney Descendants—Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.

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From Game of Thrones (I suppose I could pick any character) but for me it’s Cersei Lannister she’s not just morally ambiguous but next level villainess and it’s brilliant.

Okay! So that was The Disney Book Tag, I hope you enjoyed it now for my tags.

YA Book Monster

A Frolic Through Fiction

Pixels & Pages

Big City Book Worm

The Singing Book Blogger

Happy Reading Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn (Fall) Time Cosy Book Tag!

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Hi Guys,

it’s officially looking very Autumnal perfect time to discuss Autumn reads with the Autumn Time Cosy Book Tag I saw this Tag over on BookTube at PeruseProject and it was originally created by Novels and Nonsense it looks like a lot of fun so I thought I would get involved so let’s getting started!

1. Crunchy Leaves– Pick a book cover with red, orange and yellow

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling when I think of this book I think of it as the beginning of the end when it comes to the Harry Potter series it has a beautiful cover and with real Autumn, fire colours.

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2. Cosy Sweater– Pick a book that makes you warm and fuzzy on the inside

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer I love this Romance, Alien adventure story- where the main character Wanda is over coming adversity and dealing with a new world, human emotions and new life and loves for the first time all in the middle of a war between the Human Beings and her own species Souls. I have read this book twice now and it is one of my favourite books, to read my original review click here.

3. Autumn (Fall) Storm– Pick your favourite book genre that you like to read on a rainy day.

I think the perfect genre to read on a rainy day is Classics because on a rainy day when everything is still and quiet you can really concentrate on what you’re doing and get involved in a world which you might not necessary pick up in your everyday life. My favourite Classics (so far) are Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre but Pride and Prejudice is my all time favourite Lizzy Bennett is such a great literary heroine.

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4. Cool And Crisp Air– Pick a character that you would like to switch places with.

I have recently finished the book Brooklyn by Colm Toibin where the main character moves from Ireland to Brooklyn to live and work in the 1950’s. I wouldn’t necessarily want to switch lives with this character because she has a lot of drama going on but I would like to live and work abroad one day. My review of Brooklyn– Which is soon to be a movie coming out this November!

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5. Coats, Scarves and Mittens– What’s an embarrassing book cover that you just want to cover up and pretend that it doesn’t exist.

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I can not tell you how much I hate this cover- when I bought this book I ordered a different cover and THIS is what I got needless to say I read the book and this is a really popular series but just wasn’t for me and I haven’t continued.

6. Apple Cider- Name a book that you think is under hyped and you want people to read it because it’s amazing.

I do mention this all the time but Summer in February by Jonathan Smith this book is so under hyped and I’ve seen hardly any reviews of it. Summer in February is Literary Fiction and is the true story Gilbert Evans, A.J Munnings and Florence Carter-Wood, they were part of a well known artists colony in Cornwall before the first world war and the story revolves around their love triangle, Florence’s mental heath issues all the while art and the love of art runs through the centre of everything. This is one of my favourite books ever and is a well research novel based off Gilbert Evans personal diaries. There is also a film adaptation if you would like to check out my review of the film click here, it stars Emily Browning, Dominic Cooper and Dan Stevens.

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7. Pumpkin Spice– Name your Autumn (Fall) Comfort foods-

Hot Chocolate perfect for standing outside and watching the fire works on Bonfire Night (also just for keeping warm and toasty)

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My FiveTags!

Sahars Blog

A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly

Bookahontas

BookBubbleBee

A Strangers Guide to Novels

Happy Reading! x

A to Z Bookish Survey Tag

A to Z Bookish Survey

Welcome to my first ever Tag! I decide to go ahead and give it ago after seeing the Tag on The Girl Who Read Too Much. I love reading other peoples Tag’s so I hope you enjoy mine…

A: Author you’ve read the most books from- 

I’m not really the type of reader who goes back to the same author again and again and I’m not even that great at continuing on with a series which is a great way to get through the back catalogue of one particular author. But thanks to my completely guilt free love of The Mortal instruments series/The Internal Devices Cassandra Clare is way up there closely followed by Jane Austen.

B: Best sequel ever

.Tough question, probably Up to Me by M. Leighton


C: Currently reading

The Likeness by Tana French

D: Drink of choice while reading

Tea, no sugar ta’ 🙂

E: E-reader or physical book

I know that Bloggers and Vloggers love to debate over this Ebook of physical copy I think it’s just personal preference. For me I prefer for have the physical book to have something tangible to hold in my hand to go ‘ga ga’ over the cover (or not as the case may be). The smell, for me having a actual book in my hand is part of the whole reading experience.

F: Fictional character you probably would’ve dated in high school

Depressing but true- Ron Wesley

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G: Glad you gave this book a chance

.The Perks of Being a Wallflower I love this book it’s so beautifully written this book is definitely on my must re-read pile. Ja’dore!

H: A hidden gem book

A Summer in February by Jonathan I try and mention this book as much as possible because I just don’t think enough people have read it. It’s probably my all time fave. It’s tragic and beautiful and full of drama what more could you want?!

I: Important moment in your reading life

Reading P.S I Love You was a really important moment in my reading life I think I was about eighteen and it was the first book ever that had made me both laugh and cry. I always remember thinking how powerful that book was it’s definitely a book I will love forever and one I recommend constantly. (Movie did not do it justice!)

J: Just finished

The Martian by Any Weir – Gave it 3/5 Goodreads stars.

K: Kinds of books you won’t read

Scary books so Horror, and I don’t read a lot of non-fiction.

L: Longest book you’ve ever read

Three come to mind I’m not sure which is the Longest- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Order of the Phonix by J.K Rowling and and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

M: Major book hangover because of

Easy, Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes- Heart break hotel that one.

N: Number of bookcases you own

One. I’m now entering book over flow central need to consider purchasing more book space soon.

O: One book you’ve read multiple times

A Summer in February by Jonathan Smith.

P: Preferred place to read

Bedroom/Bed.

Q: Quote that inspires you or gives you all the feels

“I’ve learned that home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling

– Ceceila Ahern, Love Rosie

R: Reading regret

I want to say Twilight but I have no regrets…

S: Series that you’ve started and need to finish

Loads, I always dip off half way through a series but series that I actually care about finishing are-

Game of Thrones – George R.R Martin

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare book (5/6)

Book 2 and 3 of The Angel Fall Series by Susan Ee

There are so many I very rarely get passed book 1 in a series.

T: Three of your all time favorite books

Always difficult to choose just three because my favourite books change all the time but the first that come to mind are-

Pride and Prejuidice – Jane Austen

You had me at Hello – Mhairi Mcfarlane

Me Before You – Jo Jo Moyes

(and because I couldn’t just have three) Summer in February – Jonathan Smith

U: Unapologetic fan girl for

Me Before You By Jo Jo Moyes love this book, read it in a day.

V: Very excited for this release

After You by JoJo Moyes sequel to Me Before You.

W: Worst bookish habit

Reading in the bath it destroys my paper backs.

X: X marks the spot pick the 27 book on your shelf

The Portable Door by Tom Holt I am actually yet to read this.

Y: Your latest book purchase

Just bought this after seeing the BBC adaptation and it was brilliant Stonemouth by Iain Banks.Stonemouth 2

Z: ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

Love Rosie By Cecelia Ahern such a cute and unusually written story