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’ve 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’ve 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! ☽

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Book Tag: The Liebster Award

My lovely friend Ellie from Blogging for Dopamine tagged me for The Liebster Award a while ago – and I’m finally getting around to it! You should definitely head over to her blog and give it a look.

The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person asked you.
  • Nominate 11 people (comment on their blog to let them know).
  • Ask the people you have nominated 11 questions.

The questions:

1. What is your favourite period in history (the one you find most interesting)?

I’m unfortunately not the biggest history fan, but I do find the 1800s interesting.

2. If you could be a fictional character for a day, who would you be and why?

Ahh that is so difficult! If only for a day, I would love to be either Charlie from Songs About A Girl or Scarlett from Caraval as I’d love to experience that magical world!

3. What is your favourite TV show at the moment?

I’m not watching anything at the moment apart from random food programs I love! But my favourite series is definitely Arrested Development.

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4. What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2017? (Or at least one of the best, I know it can be hard to choose.)

Oh my Gosh, this is so hard! Okay, I can choose 3, in no particular order…
Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Songs About A Girl by Chris Russell
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

5. Do you have a favourite toy, from childhood or now? (Yes, I still buy toys for myself.)

Ahh this is a hard question. I don’t really have toys as such, but I do have a fluffy alpaca, and some little keyrings I love.

6. Who are some of your favourite villains?

I have to agree with Ellie and say my favourite villain has to be AIDEN from Illuminae! He’s such a unqiue villain.

7. Which superpower would you choose to have, if you could?

I don’t know ahh! I would love to be able to fly, be invisible or also as Ellie said, reverse time! Or maybe read minds? That would be so damn useful right now.

8. What is your favourite snack?

For healthy snacks, I love fruit like mango and strawberries! Unhealthy me craves cakes, cookies and muffins. Preferably chocolate!

9. If you had to choose, would you rather become a vampire or a werewolf?

Definitely a vampire, but I would have to be ‘vegetarian’.

10. Pirates or ninjas? 

I guess it would have to be ninjas!

11. Share a quote you really like!

Ahh, that’s so hard as I love so many quotes! In the bookish variety, I adore this one:

“We are capable of big lives. A big history. Why settle? Why choose the practical thing, the mundane thing? We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.”
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

In other quotes, I love this and it has always struck a chord with me:

“In French, you don’t say ‘I miss you’. You say ‘tu me manques’ which means ‘you are missing from me’.”

I’m nominating:

Hannah / Sophie / Emma / Celeste

And of course anyone else who would like to take part, consider yourself tagged!

My questions for you:

  1. What’s your favourite series?
  2. Name a book you’d like to live in.
  3. What’s your favourite bookish map?
  4. Do you prefer paperbacks or hardbacks?
  5. Where would you like to visit?
  6. What’s your favourite weather to read in?
  7. Talk about a hobby other than reading.
  8. What’s your favourite type of cake?
  9. Which spines always stand out on a shelf for you?
  10. Name a book you should read without reading the synopsis?
  11. Which books did you adore before blogging?

I hope you like the mix of book related and personal questions! The favourite type of cake is definitely a question I ask a lot of people as I bake so much – it’s one of my favourite things to do 🙂

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Book Tag: Goodreads Tag

The lovely Marie over at Kookbookery tagged me to do the Goodreads Tag a while back! I’ve only just found space in my blog schedule but it looks like a good one. I’m an avid user of Goodreads, so hopefully I’ll be able to write an interesting post about using it!

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What was the last book you marked as read?

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As you probably know, the last book I marked as read was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Unfortunately, it only received 2 stars from me! If you want to find out my (13) reasons why, click here or go to my last post.

What are you currently reading?

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I’ve finally started Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and I have to admit I’m loving it so far. How could a book blogger not like reading about a girl who posts book reviews on Tumblr?

What was the last book you marked as “to read”?

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I recently read the first book in this series (review here), and even though I didn’t absolutely love it, I am intrigued enough to want to read the second one!

Do you use the star system?

I do! I used to rate by moons (to give my blog a little unique-ness), but the star system is logical and recognisable. I do like to give half stars sometimes on my blog though!

Are you doing the 2017 reading challenge?

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I am! I’ve been at least 4 books behind since the start of the year, but I’m finally catching up and I’m only two books behind at the moment!

Do you have a wishlist?

I wouldn’t say I have a wishlist as such, but I treat my to-read list as one. I also have a TBR jar on my bookshelf!

Who are your favourite authors?

Ohh, there are many! It’s hard to pick, but here are some:

  • Stephanie Garber
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Jennifer Niven
  • Morgan Matson
  • Sarah Dessen

Have you joined any groups?

I’m part of two groups! The Bloggers Unite group and the Top 5 Wednesday group.

How many Goodreads shelves do you have?

I don’t have many actually! I currently have to-read, to-buy, read and woah-amazing-read.

I tag:

Sophie | Mind of a Bookdragon
Hannah | The World is Quiet Here
Kerrie | Comfy Reading (new follower welcome!)

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Tag: Mystery Blogger Award

It’s been so long since I’ve done a tag – so I’m very happy to be doing one again! Thanks to my gorgeous friend Sophie over at Mind of a Book Dragon for tagging me and to Okoto Enigma for starting this tag. I’m sorry I couldn’t sit down and complete this tag sooner, but real life has been calling and I had to answer!

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“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

Rules: 

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog (I picked an alternate version of the logo).
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer questions of nominator.
  • Nominate 10-20 people.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share your link to your best post(s).

So to start, here’s 3 things you may or may not know about me…

  1. I really want to move to America one day!
  2. I just baked a healthy version of a chocolate brownie
  3. I’m totally plugging myself, but I’m a YouTuber over at Tea Pusheen!

And here’s the 5 questions Sophie asked me!

What assumption do people make about your reading habits that is the most inaccurate?

That I can read a book in one sitting – I just can’t. I don’t have the time! ‘One sitting’ to me means you forget to eat and sleep. I don’t do that…I read around things. That’s just how life has to be!

Favorite genre to read on a rainy day?

That’s so hard – but probably romance! Romance is such a comforting genre for me.

What’s your go to read when you’re in a slump?

A re-read, short stories or a favourite author! Something I know I’ll love and that will motivate me to read more.

2017 cover you’re completely lusting over right now?

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Omg! Such a hard one as there is just so many – but isn’t this just gorgeous? I also might be a little biased as I’m hopefully meeting the author next month…

Bonus (fun) question: You get to take over the life of a supporting character. Who is it and why?

This was really hard, but I’m going to say Eve from the Morganville Vampires series! Definitely not just because I want Michael…

My favourite posts:

Let’s Discuss! How To Bookstagram #1

Let’s Discuss! Mental Health in YA

Random: I Met Jennifer Niven!

Who I’m Tagging

Hannah – The World is Quiet Here

Maddie – Of Reading and Random Things

Ayustika – That Bibliophilic Cauldron

My questions for you!

  1. Have you ever read a book, finished it and immediately started it again?
  2. What’s your favourite place to read?
  3. Do you prefer one, two or more Points of View in a story?
  4. Name a book you only rated one star!
  5. Fun bonus! If you could choose any 3 authors to host a panel at a book convention/signing, which 3 authors would you choose?

Thanks for reading! If anyone else would like to take part in this tag, just go ahead!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Book vs. Movie: New Moon (Twilight #2)

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The simplest way to put it – these movie adaptations continue to annoy me. I just feel like they’re so…forget-able. There’s no easy way to say it, but they’re weak. Really weak.

And I want to say, so badly, that this is the movie makers fault. But honestly, I think I’m just lying to myself. Because in the end, who was the writer of this dialogue? There was no scriptwriting from scratch…this movie is an adaptation. And I’m sorry to say, it was Stephanie Meyer who did a bad job at the dialogue.

I wish I could say otherwise, but this is the easiest way to explain: the dialogue simply isn’t strong enough to stand up on it’s own. And on a final note, I can’t help but feel that if this movie had been more heavily based on Bella’s inside thoughts…it might have been a lot more relatable.

Have you watched New Moon? What did you think compared to the book?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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Tag: Celebrating the Little Things!

So I’m here relaxing at the library after a morning at college and scrolling through my reader, wondering when I last did a book tag! A post by Of Reading and Random Things jumps out at me, and I begin to read.

It’s not before long that I realise I have been tagged by this lovely girl to also complete the tag! You can find her post and blog here.

Who was your very first follower? Tag them and give them a shoutout!

My very first follower was Rach With Books! Thank you Rach!♥Image result for arrested development gifs thank you

What was the last milestone you reached?

You could either say 200 or 250 followers! Thanks so much to every one of you 🙂Image result for arrested development gifs

What was your very first post about?

My first post actually isn’t on here anymore, as I sorted through all of my posts and kind of rebooted this blog in January. My earliest post that’s still up (days after my first original post) is my review of The Hunger Games!

Who was your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shoutout!

My most recent follower was My Book File! Thanks for the follow 🙂

What was your last post about? Tag the person who liked it first!

My last post was T5W: Inaccurate Covers. Katy Hatcher was the first person to like it! Thanks Katy!

How long have you been blogging for?

As I’m sure most of you know, I passed the one year mark last week!

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Do you have any blogger friends you met here?

My lovely Sophie! I met Sophie, the owner of Mind of a Bookdragon over a year ago on Instagram, and she’s definitely by bookish bestie!

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Which tag did you participate in last? Tag the original creator!

The last tag I completed was the Bohemian Rhapsody book tag! I’ve tried to go back a few posts and I can’t find the creator, so I tag whoever it was 🙂

Thanks again to Maddie for tagging me, feel free to go ahead and take part in this one if you want to!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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