The Hamilton Book Tag

HELLO!!!! So if you know me you may or may not know that I am absolutely obsessed with the Musical Hamilton (WHICH I SEE IN LONDON IN 157 DAYS *screaming*). I have gotten to this point where I am associated with Hamilton & I even converted my friend who swore she wasn’t going to listen to the soundtrack – shoutout to you Lottie – we now rap Guns & Ships together.

Anyways…

I found this tag and I obviously had to do it BUT I added a few more sections LEGGO….

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The Room Where it Happens

A book you would put yourself into.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

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Fun Fact: 1 year ago today I visited New York and found the New York Institute & this is the picture I took of it 🙂


The Schuyler Sisters

An underrated female character.

Maia from The Mortal Instruments series.

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she’s pretty badass.


My Shot

A character that goes after what they want & doesn’t let anything stop them.

OLLY from The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon.

I LOVE HIM.


Burn

The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read.

Will & Tessa in The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

I say No more.


You’ll Be Back

A book you could read over and over again.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK.

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Fun Fact: I travelled to Amsterdam in February because of this book.


The Reynolds’s Pamphlet

A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming.

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

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Non-Stop

A series you marathoned.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.

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I LOVE THEM.


Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

A book/series you feel will be remembered throughout history.

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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I mean I have the deathly hallows tattooed onto my neck so thats forever….


Stay Alive

A character you wish was still alive.

DOBBY!

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Yes I am still bitter.


Wait For It

A book you could not / can not wait to come out.

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A book I could not wait to come out was City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare & although it was bittersweet it was sooooooo worth the wait.

 

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And….

A book I currently can not wait to come out is Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. I NEED IT NOW.

 


What’d I Miss

A book/series you read years after its release.

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief.

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I’m still mad @ me for not reading it sooner!


 

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Thank you for  Reading!!

Please let me know if you do this tag so I can read your answers.

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The Halloween Book Tag

Soooo I created a Halloween Book Tag!! Please feel free to do this tag and tag me in the comments so I can see your answers!!

Here goes….


What is your absolute must-read for HALLOWEEN?

I am soooooo excited to start this book when I finish this series…..

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Scariest book cover you’ve ever seen?

I am absolutely terrified of clowns so this is just…   N  O  P  E    BYE.it4

*makes as small as possible bcs terrifying*


If you could pick any character to come Trick’O’Treating with you, who would you choose?

JACE. ALWAYS. FOREVER.

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If you could dress up as any bookish character for Halloween, who would you be?

Hermione Granger, Ive already dressed up as her but my favourite costume EVER.

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If you could go Trick’O’Treating in any fictional world, where would you go?

I would HAVE to go Trick’O’Treating in the shadowhunter world as all the characters (Vampire, Werewolf, Warlock, Faerie) ARE REAL. IT WOULD BE SO COOL. IT WOULD BE LIKE HALLOWEENTOWN – if you haven’t watched that movie WHO ARE YOU?


Vampire, Werewolf, Warlock or Shadowhunter, who would you rather be?

If you know me you know that I already class myself as Nephlim so obvs Shadowhunter.

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If you could have any sweets (candy) from HoneyDukes for Halloween what would you pick?

Obviously Chocolate Frog.

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What is your favourite thing about Halloween?

Getting Dressed Up and Decorating the House😁


What is your favourite Halloween sweet (candy)?

This is rather strange as its not english and I am but…CANDY CORN.

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Favourite Halloween Song?

‘This is Halloween’ from Nightmare Before Christmas.


I Tag… Hailee ( @thesebooklions )

15 days till HALLOWEEN…..

Buzzfeed – What new book shall you read this fall Quiz

So I saw this on Buzzfeed and since fall is upon us I immediately decided to do it as a tag on my blog! This quiz is super fun and fast as well as being an interesting way to discover the new books available to buy this fall. Link to the quiz is at the bottom of this post!!

 

1. Where would you most enjoy spending fall?

  • Southern U.S
  • Southern California
  • London
  • Seattle
  • Berlin
  • Poland
  • Sri Lanka
  • On a Road Trip across America
  • New Jersey

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2. What is your ideal fall activity?

  • Playing Backgammon
  • Bonding with your family
  • inheriting a house
  • getting your life together
  • meeting an old friend
  • starting a new relationship
  • being part of a love triangle
  • fighting for your freedom
  • fighting for your survival

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3. Pick a number.

  • 208
  • 304
  • 352
  • 320
  • 368
  • 272
  • 288
  • 416
  • 308

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4. Pick some orchard apples.

The reason I picked this is because I really loved the skirt 😂…

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5. Have some Pumpkin Pie.

I honestly have never tried pumpkin pie but this one looked delicious…

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And the Book I got was…..

Swing Time By Zadie Smith

enhanced-23483-1472670306-3In Zadie Smith’s new novel “Swing Time”, two black girls grow up aspiring to be dancers but only one has talent, creating a rift between them as they go on to lead separate lives. Set across West Africa and London, Swing Time is a sweeping, energetic tale of a complex friendship that speaks to the ways in which our roots and childhood relationships can have a hold on us even later on in life. Publication date: Nov. 15

To take this quiz on buzzfeed click HERE

Would You Rather -Bibliophile Edition

I found this edition of ‘Would You Rather’ on Epic Reads and I decided to do it as a tag for my blog…


Would You Rather…

drop your favorite book in the toilet

OR

watch it fall into a wood chipper

personally I would rather drop my book in the toilet so I know that there is a chance I can save it


Would You Rather…

read only 1 book a year but remember everything

OR

read 100 books a year but remember nothing

I would rather read 100 books because I can re-read them


Would You Rather…

read only the first page of every book

OR

read only the last page of every book

THIS is SO HARD – I would rather read the last even though I hate spoilers


Would You Rather…

get locked in a library

OR

get locked in a bookstore

BOOKSTORE EVERY SINGLE TIME


Would You Rather…

drop your book in a lake

OR

accidentally set it on fire

Drop it in a lake because then i can fish it out and save it

 


Would You Rather…

read a book with a cliffhanger

OR

read a book with a heartbreaking ending

cliffhanger – I cannot deal with heartbreaking endings 


Would You Rather…

have a book ending spoiled

OR

never know what happens

despite how much I HATE being spoiled I don’t think I could cope not knowing


Would You Rather…

read only one genre forever

OR

never repeat the same genre after reading it once

Read the same genre because if you read YA you can still read different types 😉


Would You Rather…

read a book where the main character is killed off

OR

read a book where the love interest is killed off

main character killed off – after  a certain book by miss cassandra clare I cannot deal 


Would You Rather…

read a book that’s missing the middle chapter

OR

read a book that’s missing the first and last chapters

missing the middle chapters – In my eyes its the start and end that makes the story


Would You Rather…

love a book that everyone hates

OR

hate a book everyone loves

love a book everyone hates because ive already experienced this with a few books I love


Would You Rather…

loan a book to a friends that’s known to ruin books

OR

drop a book in a pit of snakes

drop it in a pit of snakes because then it wouldn’t get as damaged and I can get it back


Would You Rather…

be stuck on a deserted island without a book

OR

be stuck in a library full of books in a language you cant read

be stuck in a library of books in a different language because one of the books in there will be able to teach me the language right?!


Would You Rather…

bring only 1 book on a 12 hour flight

OR

bring an e-reader with only 10/% battery for a 4 hour flight

1 book for a 12 hour flight because I can bring a really long book 😉


Would You Rather…

find out your best friend hates your favorite book

OR

share your favorite book with your worst enemy

find out your best friend hates your favorite book because you can help change their mind


Thank you for reading, please feel free to do this tag!!!

Reading Challenge

So I decided to set myself a bit of a reading challenge and I thought i’d share with you some of the challenges I have set myself for over the summer & the rest of this year…

1 – a book published this year

2 – a book you can finish in a day

3 – a book you’ve been meaning to read

4 – a book recommended by your local librarian/bookseller

5 – a book you should have read in school

6 – a book chosen for you by a friend

7 – a book published before you were born

8 – a banned book

9 – a book you have previously abandoned

10 – a book you own but have never read

11 – a book that intimidates you

12 – a book you have already read at least once

13 – a book previously written in another language

14 – a book with more than 500 pages

15 – a book with bad reviews

 

Thank you for reading, please feel free to do this challenge and share it   xo

The Ultimate Harry Potter Book Tag

I was tagged by susannevalenti as she tagged anyone who is a huge fan of Harry Potter which I am! Check out her blog, it’s really great😊

and now for the tag…..

1. Favourite Book?

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I LOVEEEEE THIS BOOK!!!!! I loved reading about the triwizard tornament and the Yule Ball & that moment when  ” ‘Harry did you put your name in the goblet of fire’ Dumbledore said CALMLY ” was not correctly adapted in the movie😂😂😂 & MAD EYED MOONEY OMG 😁

2. Least Favourite Book?

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This was super hard but I decided deathly hallows firstly because it’s the end 😩 & secondly the deaths 😭😭😭

3. Favourite Movie?

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DOBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY need I say more?

4. Least Favourite Movie?

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This again was super hard as I love the movies so I chose the last two due to the facts again that it was the end & the deaths 😭

5. Favourite Quote?

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6. Favourite Weasley?

I LOVE Fred and George!!! I think they make such a good comedy duo and it makes me wish I had a twin I could play tricks on people with

7. Favorite Female Character?

This is easy… HERMIONIE of course and one of my favorite things she does is probably when she sets up S.P.E.W

8. Favorite Villain?

I think my favorite villain would have to be…

FUNNY STORY: the actor who played him looked like my high school science technician and for about 3 years I was convinced it was him…

9. Favorite Male Character?

and this quote could not be more accurate… HAGRID IS MY FAV EVER.

10. Favorite Professor?

CAT or PROFESSOR it has got to be Minerva!!

11.  Would you rather….

a) wash Snape’s hair

b) spend a day listening to Lockheart rant about himself

personally I’d rather wash hair than listen to self centered Lockheart ramble all day

12. Would you rather duel….

a) an elated belatrix

b) an angry molly

I’d be waaaayyyy too scared to fight molly!!!

13. Would you rather travel to Hogwarts via the Hogwarts Express or the flying car?

HOGWARTS EXPRESS EVERY TIME!!!! (on the 27th of October I get to sit on the one used in the films I CANNOT )

14.  Would you rather….

a) kiss umbridge

b) give Voldemort  a bubble bath

NOOOOO WAYYYY would I kiss umbridge

15.  Would you rather….

a) ride a hippogriff

b) ride a firebolt

EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

16. Is there any character that you felt differently about in the movies?

Honestly, not really.

17. Is there a movie that you preferred to the book?

Honestly, not really I LOVE the books and the films equally as I grew up more with the films than the books but I do prefer the books to the movies for slight things they didnt include in them i.e. S.P.E.W

18. Richard Harris or Micheal Gambon as Dumbledore?

When I think of Dumbledore I tend to picture Micheal but I love them both!!!

19. The top thing (person/event)  that you wanted in the movies but it wasn’t there?

already said this like 5 times ahahha but yeah… S.P.E.W

20. If you could remake any movie which one would it be?

I actually do not know at all…..

21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be part of?

22. Where did you get sorted to on Pottermore?

23. Which class would be your favorite?

POTIONS….. I was actually sad enough to try making some and yeeee….

24. Which spell do you feel would be most important for you to learn?

LUMOS so I can read in the dark ahahhahahah😂😂😂😂 priorities💁🏼

25. Which character would you instantly become friends with?

Luna ~ she is so quirky and adorable I LOVE HER “aw you dyed your eyebrow shall I dye mine too” 😂😂😂😂

26. If you could own one of the three hallows which would it be?

The resurrection stone to see my loved ones one last time😊

27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d like to change?

28. Favourite Mauder?

gotta be sirius…

29. If you could bring any character back to life who would it be?

DOBBY DOBBY DOBBY DOBBY😁💃🏼🙊

30. Hallows or Horcruxes?

I tag anyone who loves Harry Potter⚡️📖🔮✨

My Top 5 Tips To Get Out Of A Reading Slump

Hey Guys!!

Like many others I have experienced one of a bibliophile’s worst nightmares… The dreaded reading slump. Where you finish a book and feel like no book could ever compete with that book… Where you feel as though you will never be able to read the same way again… imageHave no fear for I am going to give my top 5 tips on how to ditch that slump! Please be aware that I  have made most of these tips up so some may work for you some may not, everybody is different so allow yourself to try each one until your find one that works for you!

My Top 5 Tips Are…

Tip 1 ~ Okay when you hit a reading slump the best thing to do is to NOT force yourself to read. No matter how hard you try it will only lessen your motivation due to the pressure you put on yourself. As much as you fear to do it stop reading!! Give yourself some time to relax and you will soon feel the urge to read again in your own time!!

Tip 2 ~ A great way to pre-occupy yourself when in a reading slump is to spend some time watching your favourite TV shows instead of trying to read. It allows yourself a break and also helps in getting your motivation to read again quicker – just don’t make the mistake of starting a 4+ series long show as that will have the opposite effect!!

Tip 3 ~ Another great way to ease yourself out of a book slump is to spend time doing something you enjoy i.e writing, drawing, painting, listening to music. It helps in relaxing and taking your mind of the slump which helps in getting you out of it. Thinking less about something makes it easier to overcome. Sometimes overthinking kills.

Tip 4 ~ Something I personally find very helpful in overcoming a book slump is pausing my currently reading book and reading a short story. I found it helps me in getting back my motivation to read as a short story isn’t very long which makes it a lot easier to read making me feel accomplished when I’d finished it. This in turn allows me to return to my current read and continue to read with ease. (This might not work for everyone it’s just a personal preference).

Tip 5 ~ Lastly, to anyone in a reading slump do not fear it!! “The only thing stronger than fear is fear itself”. Embrace it as a possibility to reinvent yourself. Try something new that you haven’t tried before!!! You will feel ready to read again in your own time and you need to allow yourself to have that time.

I hope that these become useful to many of you reading.. Please comment and let me know if any of these tips work for you or if you havering different tips to get out of a reading slump 🙂

Thankyou For Reading xo

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