Harry Potter Book Tag

Harry Potter Book Tag

I found this tag on Luna’s Little Library ages ago and I’ve been wanting to take part ever since! As no one has actually tagged me, I’m just going to go ahead and take part.

Before I start, check out Luna’s Little Library and I’d love to credit the original post maker but I’m not quite sure who the genius was!

Which house are you in?

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I’m a proud Hufflepuff and I love my house! I think it suits me perfectly ūüôā

What is your patronus?

A beautiful white stallion.

What is your wand?

It’s apparently a Rowan wood with unicorn hair core 13 3/4″ and quite bendy flexibility! Thanks Pottermore.

What would your boggart be?

Probably spiders.

Which position would you play in Quidditch?

I can actually see myself as a seeker!

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Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?

I think muggle born.

What job would you want after graduating Hogwarts?

Running a bookshop or cafe in Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley!

Which of the Deathly Hallows would you choose?

That’s such a hard question! I think the invisibility cloak.

Favourite book/movie? Least favourite book/movie?

Goblet of Fire is my favourite! As for least..I don’t know. Maybe Half-Blood Prince or Order of the Phoenix?

Favourite character?

This is hard! I relate most to Hermione.

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Least favourite character?

Umbridge.

Favourite teacher?

Professor Sprout! Or Mcgonagall.

Least favourite teacher?

It’d have to be Umrbidge again.

Unpopular opinion about the series?

This might be a strange answer, but as I wrote a whole report about this a while ago, I’m going to go with it. I don’t think the series was under representative. In fact, it accurately represented Britain at the time of the first book being published. (If anyone wants proof, I will happily give you my 10-page, referenced, sourced report).

Anywayyy, I won’t be tagging anyone as I wasn’t tagged! So go ahead and join me if you thought this looked as fun as I did ūüôā

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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2018 Reading Survey

2018 Reading Survey

Hi all! I’ve been wanting to do this survey for a few weeks so I thought I’d give it a go before we get too far into the New Year! I found this survey on Life of a Literary Nerd (go check her awesome blog out!) and it was created by Perpetual Page Turner.

There are quite a lot of questions in this survey so I’m just going to answer the ones that mean the most to me!

2018 Reading Stats

Number of books: 67
Number of re-reads: 1
Genre you read the most from: YA Fantasy

Questions

1.Best book you read in 2018?

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This was such a hard question, but after a lot of deliberation I had to choose my favourite Harry Potter book.

2. Most surprising book you read (in a good or bad way)?

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I say this because I found More¬†Happy¬†Than¬†Not so underwhelming so I was surprised when I picked up Silvera’s other books and adored them so much!

3. Best series you started in 2018?

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Other than Harry Potter which naturally takes the top spot Рit has to be The Infernal Devices.

4. Favourite new author you discovered in 2018?

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I honestly discovered some brilliant authors, but this book bagged Tahereh Mafi the top spot.

5. Favourite cover of 2018?

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This was a hard one, but how could I not say this beauty?

6. Book you can’t believe took you so long to finally pick up?

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What else?

7. Which book made you cry in 2018?

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I’m an emotional reader – and a lot of books bought me close to tears. But this one had me sobbing at 1am, tears streaming down my cheeks!

Did¬†I¬†skip¬†over¬†a¬†question¬†you¬†want¬†to¬†know¬†the¬†answer¬†to?¬†Drop¬†me¬†a¬†comment¬†below¬†and¬†I’ll¬†answer!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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Book Tag: 20 Questions Pt. 2

Book Tag: 20 Questions Pt. 2

Welcome back to part 2 of this post! This tag is covering¬†20 Bookish Questions You Never Asked,¬†which I am going to be answering for you anyway. Before we start, here is the first part of this tag, and let’s just give another shoutout to the wonderful Emma because I love her blog and found the tag over there.

11. Newest book you’ve read?

I’m going to hazard a guess and say¬†Save the Date¬†by Morgan Matson is probably the newest book I’ve read? (Review here.) I’m trying very hard to control my book-buying, which is why most of the books I read have been purchased last year or before!

12. Favourite author?

What an impossible question! Lauren James, Morgan Matson, Jennifer Niven, Jandy Nelson, Charlotte Bronte. To name a few off the top of my head anyway!

13. Buying books or borrowing?

I think the fact I own around 250 books proves how I feel about this. Buying, because then you can keep it and hold it and smell it and take photos of it forever?

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

Definitely¬†Thirteen Reasons Why. I would say¬†The Fault in Our Stars, but I don’t really dislike it as such, I just have differing opinions.

15. Bookmarks or dog ears?

What kind of devil dog ears a book?

16. A book you can always reread?

I’m going to say¬†Jane Eyre,¬†because I’ve read that book 3 times throughout my short life and it has really grown with me!

17. Can you read with background noise?

I can, but I tend to read in silence, before bed or when I wake up.

18. One POV or multiple POVs?

Generally one, but it depends whether it’s done well or not. Some of my absolute favourites are POV, but mainly I love one POV.

19. Do you read books in one sitting or over a number of days?

I cannot read books in one sitting, if that means without doing something else in between. I pretty much always read over a course of days, rarely reading a book within a day.

20. Who do you tag?

Right now, I stayed up until 3am last night, it’s currently 11pm and I want sleep, to be frank. So whoever wants to do this, I tag you!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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Book Tag: 20 Questions Pt. 1

Hey, yet another book tag I wasn’t tagged for! But it looked so intriguing I couldn’t help but take it for myself. I found this on Emma’s blog, which is one of my favourite blogs in the world and go check it out! Anyway, one of the things I love to do is share more about the person behind this blog – me. So today I’m going to be writing about¬†20 Bookish Questions You Never Asked. We have a lot to cover so I’m going to do this in two parts, and let’s start part one now!

1. How many books are too many in a series?

I honestly think this depends on the series, but as an all-rounder I’m going to say 4? And I only say that because four books feels so much more daunting that three!

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I guess they’re good as long as they’re in a series and as long as I have the next book to read¬†immediately.

3. Hardback or paperback?

Wow this one is always so hard and I could be indecisive about this for so long! I’d say hardbacks because they’re harder to damage and prettier (with under-dust-jacket details too!), but I do have a kind of thing against dust-jackets and sometimes prefer paperbacks.

So it depends on the design, but overall paperback for the cost/storage/ease of travel!

4. Favourite book?

Oh my, I find this question so hard because I swear my favourite book changes all the time but looking at my shelf right now I’m thinking¬†I’ll Give You the Sun stands out the most?

5. Least favourite book?

Okay this one is so much easier. Thirteen Reasons Why. Click here for exactly thirteen reasons why I hate it and it MAKES ME WANT TO SHOUT AND RANT EW.

6. Love triangles, yes or no?

It depends on whether they’re done well, but I guess I’m not against them?

7. The most recent book you DNF’d?

I usually DNF books thinking I’ll pick them up later. The most recent book was¬†The Hate U Give, but only because I bought a load of books while I was one chapter in and wanted to swap really badly.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

I’m currently reading¬†Save the Date by Morgan Matson! I’m really enjoying it even through the cliche feel.

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

I recommended Leah on the Offbeat to my lovely friend Courtney the other day after I finished it! You can see why in my review, which will be up on Tuesday.

10. Oldest book you’ve read?

I think, as far as I can remember, that it’s¬†Jane Eyre, which also happens to be one of my absolute favourite books!

I’m really excited to carry on with this post! Check out my blog¬†next Friday to find out the answers to the final 10 questions.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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Book Tag: The Stranger Things Tag

I wasn’t tagged to do this but you no what? I am a¬†firm believer that if you want to do a tag, do the damn tag. So I wasn’t actually asked to do this, but I’m going to do it anyway because I love books and I adore¬†Stranger Things!

Before I start, I found this tag here on Life of a Literary Nerd and the original post is from Sarah Sunbeemz on YouTube.

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name a book that grabbed your attention from the first page.

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It was so hard to pinpoint a specific book (so many have got me from the first page!), but this one did jump out at me.

Dungeons & Dragons
name a fantasy world you would like to experience yourself.

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I know this might be the most predictable thing in the world but who doesn’t want to be in Hogwarts?

Squad Goals
name your favourite bookish group of friends.

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I love this gang and as I’ve recently read¬†Crooked Kingdom I have such fresh memories of this beautiful group of people.

ABC’s and Christmas Lights
name your favourite mentally unhinged character.

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It took me a while to think of a character to fit this one but does AIDAN count? Not only is he definitely my favourite “villain”, but he’s also one of my favourite mentally unhinged characters.

The Upside Down
name a book that was the opposite of what you expected.

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When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought it would be cringey as hell. But I actually found it really enjoyable, and it was definitely a pleasant surprise!

Mad scientists
name the freakiest dystopian government you can think of.

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I really enjoyed this book, and it definitely matches the tagline.

Demogorgon
name a scary bookish creature that you would not want to come through your walls.

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This book was the one I thought of as soon as I read the tagline. I’m still yet to watch the movie but I know I’ll be a mess when I do!

Cliffhanger ending
name a book that left you wanting more.

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I could read so much about these two! Imagine how many different magical adventures they could go on?

So that’s the¬†Stranger Things book tag! I’m not going to tag anyone either, because if you like¬†Stranger Things, you should go ahead and join in.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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Book Tag: The Versatile Blogger Award

I was tagged by the Non-Alchoholic Student – thank you! I feel like such a bad blogger and reader right now for missing 2 days of blogging this week. Not only that, but it’s taking me soooo long to get through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! I have finally realised it’s because the font size in these books is half the size of the first 3, so I need to stop blaming myself.

The rules

  • If you are nominated, you‚Äôve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Thank the person who gave you this award
  • Include a link to their blog
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you‚Äôve recently discovered or follow regularly
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself

So it’s time for my 7 facts, and I’m going to try and talk about some things you might actually not know.

My facts

  1. I’ve owned blogs since I was 13, so for 5 years. I’ve had a number of blogs since then including gaming and book blogs, but this is definitely my longest running!
  2. I’ve been a Nintendo gamer until a couple of months ago, when I finally gave in and bought an xBox.
  3. I’m watching Friends for the first time ever at the age of 18, and absolutely loving it.
  4. I own around 240 books, but I’m currently on a book buying ban and haven’t bought any for around a month.
  5. I’m a media student, and I’m going to study photography at university in September!
  6. My favourite social media is Tumblr, when it comes to book themed posts! In general, I think it might be Pinterest.
  7. I can type 80 wpm and without looking at my screen/keyboard! I would definitely put this down to blogging.

I’m tagging

I’ve decided to tag some of my lovely followers, but feel free to take part if you want to!

ReadRantRock&Roll
Books With Bain
Book Jotter
Flying Paperbacks
Odd and Bookish
Unraveled Pages
Blogging for Dopamine
Bookish Coffee Blog
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Books
Floral Reads
Kayla’s Book Nook
My Narrative
Howlin Books
This Is One For the Books
The Book Raven Blog

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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Book Tag: Blogger Recognition Award

It’s time for another book tag, and this post I’m taking part in the Blogger Recognition Award. It’s been almost 2 years since I last took part in this tag and I think it’s definitely time to do it again.

Thank you to the lovely Audrey for tagging me! You can see her post here.

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Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How did I start my blog?

To put it simply, I’ve always been a reader, and I’ve been a blogger for 5 years now. I have ran many different gaming blogs over the years and it wasn’t until my old friend satrted a book blog when I decided to join in! We ran a blog together for a while before going our separate ways and I started The Books Are Everywhere. That was 2 1/2 years ago now and this blog has remained a large part of my life ever since!

2 pieces of advice for new bloggers

  1. Don’t make it a chore! I included a similar piece of advice last time I did this tag, but I think it still holds a lot of truth. Make sure you enjoy blogging. It has to be for you, or it’ll become a pain.
  2. Make sure you go into blogging being informed. It’s a big commitment of your precious time and energy. It’s awesome, and I would never dream of stopping, but it has it’s drawbacks too. Just make sure you’re fully aware of what you’re stepping into.

Also as Audrey wrote, make sure you have back up posts! I often write drafts for days I don’t have time to blog, and that’s completely normal for me now. I simply don’t have time to write a blog post every single day, because life is just too busy, and that’s okay!

I nominate:

Ellie
Jess
Malanie
Max
Alysha
Sam
Jenn
LaRonda
Alex
Kayla
Courtney
Kirsty
Beth
Hannah

Sophie

Of course if anyone else would like to take part consider yourself tagged! Thanks for reading.

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ‚ėĹ

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