Christmas Cracker Book Tag

I decided that because it was the run up to Christmas and I was attempting to write a post every day for blogmas, it would be a good idea to do a festive tag. After a quick search, I stumbled across this little gem: Christmas Cracker Book Tag created by Lucy @ The Bumbling Bibliophile and Queen of Contemporary. It’s all about wintry and festive reads, and will undoubtedly start to get you in the festive spirit if you’re not already there!

I actually found this tag on Stacey’s blog @ Pretty Books, and decided that this would be the first festive tag to kick things off. As always, if you want to join in, please comment below and consider yourself tagged!

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T5W: Bookish Things I Like To Grinch About

We are well and truly into December now. Blogmas is going well, I am enjoying opening my advent calendar(s), and we are planning on putting our tree up soon. Annnd I have started to wear my every growing and ever more epic collection of Christmas jumpers, my favourite of which brings me onto this weeks topic: Bookish Things I Like To Grinch About. I love books, and I am hugely respectful of the fact that some people have managed to put their work out there for others, BUT there are some things that just do my swede in.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading

26th Birthday Unwrapped

As we enter December, and approach the festive period, I decided it was probably a good time to look back and thank everyone for the awesome set of presents that I got this year for my birthday. I had a wonderful birthday this year. I celebrated early by seeing The Killers as a treat to myself, and then spent time with friends and family celebrating in IKEA, The Tavern, and at home. I was very lucky this year as well, I received an incredible set of presents from some very generous people, so, a big thank you to everyone who made me feel old in the best possible way! Continue reading

November: It’s a Wrap

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The temperature has dropped, my advent calendar is up, and I have started to wear my Christmas jumpers. November is one of my favourite months. My birthday is in November, it becomes socially acceptable to start thinking about Christmas in November, Thanksgiving is in November, and the wintry nights make a great back drop for football matches.

Last month, I read a small variety of books genres again, and continued that this month. At the beginning of November, I was still taking part in the House Cup Reading Challenge, so I have read and finished a random assortment of books to complete challenges, and to liven up my work commutes.

It may appear that I have read a large amount of stuff this month, but that would be deceptive. I started a few of these before the month began, and two are very short. I feel like I have had a poor reading month, simply because I struggled with my reading towards the back end. I optimistically signed up for Tome Topple, before quickly realising that it was simply one readathon too far. I then promptly stopped reading for a week! I’m glad I got back into the swing of things in the end though! Continue reading

House Cup Reading Challenge: Wrap Up

So, for the last month I have been taking part in (another) readathon. This wasn’t just any old readathon though, it was Harry Potter themed. I got to read and think about reading for a Harry Potter themed readathon, to earn House Points, to go towards a Team Gryffindor total. I mean have you heard of a readathon that is more suited to me? If you’ve heard of a Disney readathon you absolutely need to tell me about it, like, yesterday.

A huge, mahoosive thank you has to go to the wonderful ladies who put this awesome readathon together:

Gryffindor: Lauren @BetweenDPages
Hufflepuff: Kelsey @Kelsenator
Ravenclaw: Alex @booksydaisy
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Finally Fall Book Tag

Howdy folks! I’ve been tagged by the lovely Emma @ The Terror of Knowing to do the Finally Fall Book Tag. The leaves on the trees are changing colour, the nights are drawing in, the temperature has taken a nose dive, Christmas has definitely arrived in the shops, and more nights than not I am sitting with the fire and/or a hot water bottle to stay cosy. Add these all up and it means that fall has arrived and made itself comfy. But I can’t take any of the credit for this autumnal gem, it was created by Alina aka Tall Tales – check our her video if you get the chance!

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!
When I think about books with a vivid setting, I instantly recall the vivid details in which the different London’s are described in Shaes of Magic by V. E. Schwab. The rich smells, colours, and textures described leave the reader in doubt as to which world they are experiencing, adding another dimension to the already rich story.

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