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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

The  Maldives

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.

the lottie project  girls in love

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.

Twelfth Night romeo and juliet

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.

last kingdom

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.

saga vol 2 dragonfly in amber harry potter

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!

oona chaplin

Tag:Three Days, Three Quotes #3

Thank you for the third and final time to Cat aka The Book Finch for tagging me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Tag don’t forget to check her blog out by clicking above!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

I decided that for this tag I would pick my three quotes from my childhood faves, yesterday it was it was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and the day before was Alice in Wonderland so today I’m bringing things slightly more up to date with Harry Potter  and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling.

Day 3-  Harry Potter  and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling.

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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

My Tags

Biblophile

The Sapphire Blog

Following The Golden Quill

I hope you have been enjoying my Three days, Three Quotes Tag!

Happy Reading Everyone!

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Tag:Three Days, Three Quotes #2

Thanks again to Cat aka The Book Finch for tagging me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Tag!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

I decided that for this tag I would pick my three quotes from my childhood faves, yesterday it was it was Alice in Wonderland today The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe. Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow and look out for childhood book and favourite quote number three!

Day 2- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

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 “If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.”

C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

I have been taking part in The Problem with Susan Challenge to find out what went wrong with the oldest Pevensy girl. This involves reading and reviewing the series, to find out more about this challenge read A Problem with Susan- Always a Queen of Narnia? and my The Magicians Nephew Review.

My Tags

Cristina @  Tiny Obsessions

Astra @ A Strangers Guide To Novels

Nicolette @A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly

Happy Reading Everyone!

billie piper

Tag:Three Days, Three Quotes #1

Thanks to Cat aka The Book Finch for tagging me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Tag!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

I decided that for this tag I would pick my three quotes from some of my  favourite stories and childhood favourites.

Day 1- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“It’s no use going back to yesterday , because I was a different person then.”

Alice in Wonderland

My Tags

The Sapphire Blog

Megan @ Pitch Black Sky

Miriam Michelle @ The Reading Belle

Happy Reading Everyone!

matilda

 

WWW Wednesday – 17/2/16

Hi guys! So once again it’s time for WWW Wednesday – a meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. (Formally hosted at Should Be Reading)

The only rules are to answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading 

The Girls by Emma Cline

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The Girls was my most anticipated read of 2016 and luckily I was approved to read it early thanks to NetGalley. I am only a couple of chapters in but this beautifully written story of murder and cults already has me hooked.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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I have been gripped by the BBC adaptation of War and Peace and of all the reviews I have read book readers seem a bit 50/50 about it claiming it’s ‘sexed up’ for the tele (which it probably is, I mean hello James Nortan!). But I enjoyed the adaptation so much I have now started Tolstoy’s 1000+ page beasty. And I have to admit it is really great to be re-entering this world again.

What did you recently finish?

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My Uprooted Review

What do you think you will read next?

I have been in a bit of a reading slump recently but I have a few things on my TBR that I’m leaning towards. Likely candidates are –

Flawed dragonfly in amber

Cecelia Ahern is one of my favourite writers and I’m always really sucked into her stories (P.S I Love You, Love Rosie and A Place Called Here) all great examples of her work. With season 2 of Outlander hitting our screens in April I need to get on this asap, and who doesn’t need a bit of Jamie Fraser in there lives hmm?

Right, well that has been my WWW Wednesday see you next time.

Happy reading everyone!

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TBR Book Tag

Hi guys I’m back with another tag and this time it’s the TBR Book Tag! Thanks to Nicolette over at A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly who tagged me. I do love a list and this tag really plays on my need to list everything and a Bookworm actually managing to organize her TBR, well that’s the holy grail!

So lets get started shall we…

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How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Errm, I have several ways that I try, I repeat TRY to keep track with my TBR, I use Goodreads, I have a physical books TBR shelf at home, I have a Amazon wish list as well which I use almost the same way as I use Goodreads it’s just on Amazon. I also have a lot of E-Arcs and Netgalley requests all on my Kindle so really my TBR is a mess!

 


Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

More print but I have my fair share of eBooks as well.

 


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

I’m a real mood reader and my mood can really dictate what I’m reading. Check out my Confessions of a Mood Reader Post for my info.

 


A book that has been on your TBR the longest?

Possession by A.S Byatt it’s not that I’m never going to read it it’s just that I haven’t felt the will to pick up Possession since I bought it (which is about 2+ years now)

 


A book you recently added to your TBR

I recently added War and Peace to my TBR I was inspired by the brilliant BBC adaptation which has been showing on BBC1 staring Lily James and James Norton. It also fits nicely with my 2016 challenge which is to make an effort to read more classics!

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A book that’s on your TBR strictly because of the cover

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick I have to admit I only added this book to my TBR because the cover is so gorgeous I don’t really have much interest in reading the book itself (sorry/not sorry)

Hush hush book


A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading

I never like to say never.

 


An unpublished book on your TBR that you are excited for?

The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin  it’s a real shame this won’t be published before the next series of Game of Thrones. I am still so excited for this book A Song of Fire and Ice is such an epic fantasy saga and it has such amazing scope. Plus we all want to know does L+R = J DOES IT?!

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A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you

This is criminal but it has to be the last two books in the Shatter Me series I have been meaning to get to them for a while especially as I loved book 1. Finishing up this series is definitely on TBR for 2016!

 


A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

I don’t actually get alot of book recommendations it’s usually me doing the recommending. But I have a close friend who is a reader (not a blogger though) and he recently suggested I read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

 


A book on your TBR that you are dying to read?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr  is one of the next books I’m planning on reading I’m also really excited to read Passenger by Alexandra Bracken and a play called Rainmaker by  Richard N.Nash.

all the light we cannot see

 


How many books are on your Goodreads TBR?

There are 598 books on my Goodreads TBR and it’s and ever growing problem.

My Tags

Percy Reads

Alyssa Is Reading

Muggle Boooks

Fictionophile

Bargin Books Bliss

Bookahontas

A Strangers Guide to Novels

I hope you enjoyed my TBR Tag Happy reading everyone!

Lou and Will

 

 

TTT- Top Ten Tuesday Books I’ve had to DNF

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday I am going to be discussing books that I just could not finish and had to DNR. I like to finish most books I read but sometimes if I’m not just enjoying a book I’d rather put it down and pick up something I will enjoy than struggle on. As with everything this is just my opinion and everyone enjoys different things. So… lets get cracking!

1.The Innocents by Francesca Segal

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This is a difficult one because this book was something that I wanted to read for a while, it’s the winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2012 and runs with the tag line – What if everything you ever wanted was no longer enough? That line, the beautiful cover and I was hooked the book is a re-telling of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and having not read that book any references to the original source material were utterly lost on me. Having said that, if you need to have read The Age of Innocence to enjoy The Innocents this book doesn’t really stand up that well on its own not for me at least.

2.The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

the ocean at the end of the lane

Before reading this I had wanted to reading something by Neil Gaiman for ages and this is still the only novel of his I have read. While this is a beautifully written book, I just didn’t really get sucked into to the world and kept putting it down and picking up other books. It’s been quite some time now since I began reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane and I just don’t see myself finishing it but I am eager to read more of Neil Gaiman’s work.

3.Dark Lover J.R Ward

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Just another Vampire novel… Look I know this series is beloved but I found it pretty Meh. There are many books in this series and to get me invested in another series with Vampires it’s going to take something pretty special.

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4.How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

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I really wanted to like this book, the premise was interesting, the cover was cute and Saoirse Ronan was in the film adaption, check, check and check. It was the writing style that did it for me, I know that every author has a different voice and How I Live Now inpartcular was in the voice of the main character but it was really off putting and resulted in me putting it down (the book that is).

5.The Virgin Suicides by Jefferfy Eugenides

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Interesting and creative but I found it a bit slow.

6.Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohe

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This is one of those books and we all know the ones that really felt like they were jumping on the Twilight band wagon. I don’t really like it when it feels as if an author as written a book for the audience and genre and mood and fashion of the publishing industry of the time rather than just letting their creativity flow no matter of the fashion of the industry at the time.

7.Broken by A.E Rought

Broken

Broken is a re-telling of Frankenstein which sounds great… in theory. I have a bit of a bug bear when classics are retold in a high school setting. It’s not about YA because I read YA I love the genre but when books are re-told in high schools it automatically lessons the original story some how and fills it with teen angst.

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8.Hurt by Tabitha Suzuma

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This book has a massive twist and it would have been great if I hadn’t guessed it about one hundred pages in.

9 .Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna dressed in blood

JUST.NOT.A.FAN.

10.The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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This is not good or bad I just didn’t connect to the plot. so, NEXT!

So that was a miserable Top Ten Tuesday if you have any DNF or series you won’t finish let me know in the down bar.

Happy reading everyone and see you next time 🙂

Liebster Award!!

This is the first award I have ever received for my blog so thank you so much 1booklife for my nomination it was such a thrill. Being nominated for an award was so nice it makes me realise that there are people out there actually reading my content and that’s a great thing.That’s enough gushing lets do this!

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Liebster Rules and Regulations

Liebster

Random Facts About Me

  1. I have a dog
  2. He’s called Indie
  3. I have brown eyes
  4. I am a Sagittarius
  5. I want to be a writer
  6. I am writing a novel
  7. My favourite book is Summer in February by Jonathan Smith
  8. My favourite t.v show is A Game of Thrones closely followed by Once Upon a Time
  9. I used to be a ballet dancer
  10. I love horses and have ridden horses all my life
  11. I hate most meat and only really eat chicken

Those were my 11 random facts now for the good stuff!

Now for the questions…

  • What is your favourite colour?

Pink.

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  • What are the top 5 things you would like to do in your lifetime?

Ooo things are getting deep quickly, I’m all about seeing the world so I hope I get to travel the world in my life time. My dream is to be a professional writer so if I am one day a published author I feel that would be a dreams come true moment. I have always wanted to learn to ski and that’s something I’m actually planning to do soon, swim with sharks and just live my life and be happy I guess.

  • What is your favorite song, ever?

Vienna by Billy Joel

  • If you could go anywhere, at any time is the past or present, where?

Can I not just be The Doctor’s companion? Then I could go anywhere in time and space. But as I guess that is not going to happen 😦 I am always really drawn to the past I guess that’s why I enjoy reading the Historical Fiction genre. If I could I would visit Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and England in the 1900s.

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  • If you could meet any person tomorrow, who would it be?

Can I have a fictional if so William Herondale (Hello!) Real, actual human I would probably want to pick the brains of all my favourite authors and that list is just way to long.

  • What color takes up a majority of your closet?

Probably Black, brown, I love my Autumn, Winter colours.

  • What is your dream job?

Writer.

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  • If you had the choice what would you be, a cyborg or a hybrid?

Hybrid or what? Hybrid I guess, I don’t fancy being part machine.

  • Sweet or Salty?

Sweet. I have a very sweet tooth.

  • Where would you like to travel/live?

I would like to travel to so many places India and Asia come to mind. I live in England I think I will always live here but I would love to visit everywhere!

  • What is your favourite song lyric right now?

No common sense, nobody left to believe in – Queen

That’s all Folks! Now for my questions 🙂

  1. Favourite T.V show?
  2. Favourite Book?
  3. How did you get into blogging?
  4. Do you have any siblings?
  5. Favourite Food?
  6. How tall are you?
  7. What is your star sign?
  8. Cat or dog?
  9. Night owl or Early bird?
  10. Favourite book to movie adaptation?
  11. Favourite song right now?

My nominees –

Girlwithabookblog

Michelleandbooks

Chelsontheshelf

novellamydear

RachelAlsoWrites

daytimereading

adventuresofabibliophile

thegirlsinplaidskirts

hellphiesfiendishfiction

booknerdigan

freadomlibrary

Thanks again for the nomination 🙂 x