I was looking for an enjoyable tag that wasn’t related to anything in particular, and stumbled across this little gem over at the blog: Emma @ Life of Gibbers. It’s a nice little introduction to random things about you, that are nicely personal without being intrusive, and give a wide idea of what I’m like and who I am than a usual bookish tag. Let’s get rollin’.
1. What is your middle name?
My middle name is a cheeky palindrome: Hannah
2. What was your favourite subject at school?
I really enjoyed both science and geography, which is probably why my degree is a BSc in Geography really.
3. What is your favourite drink?
I do love a good coffee, but I am also partial to a good glass of cold lemonade. And not sprite or some other rubbish version, proper, cloudy lemonade. Continue reading
I do love a good tag, and once again, I saw that Emma had done a tag that I thought I would enjoy on her blog, and decided to tag myself. Tag Thursday is a feature on her blog, so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon this week with her. While I found it at her blog @ The Terror of Knowing, it was originally found here! It’s simple title of 20 questions if quite self explanatory, so let’s get on with the answering!
1.How many books is too many books in a book series?
Too many books is when you are finishing the books for the sake of finishing the series, rather than finishing it because you’re still enjoying it. I am a fan of a trilogy, or a series of books that is necessarily long (like Harry Potter) but I get tired of stories quickly if they start to lose steam (Bloodlines by Charlaine Harris), become too ridiculous (ASOIAF). So yes, if you’re writing it to simply make more money and spin that one good idea you had, that is too long.
2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?
I am a fan and a hater of the cliffhanger. I hate having to wait to find out the answer or the outcome when I know there is going to be another installment telling me, but I am a fan of an ambiguous ending, where, as a reader, I can decide which ending suits my interpretation of the read best. Continue reading
I have seen this Tag floating around the internet a couple of times in the past few days, and although I have not technically been tagged by anyone, I have decided to tag myself and just give it a go anyways! I love me some Harry Potter, so I thought this was just made for me! I haven’t done that many tags in a while, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon!
Although I have seen this tag somewhere else too, the I actually got this one from Jenn @ A Page of Jenniely. I tag Emma @ The Terror of Knowing and Jessica @ Ever the Crafter, and absolutely anyone and everyone who would like to take part and do it too! Continue reading
Guys, I fancied doing a tag, and have been storing ones I like in my drafts for a while. I thought it was about time to drag one out, and so I had a look and this one jumped out at me! It’s been a little while since the film came out, and I am now eagerly awaiting my birthday to ask for the DVD for my birthday, so I thought I would do this to tide me over. So to start with, the rules:
- Thank the person who tagged you – many thanks to Emma @ The Terror of Knowing. You said tag yourself, so I did, thanks!
- Mention the creator – Kirsty @ Kirsty and the Cat Read (her original post is here)
- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below
- Tag as many people as you like – I hereby tag anyone reading this who wants to give it a go!
I saw another one of those tags that just makes you want to answer the questions on Emma’s blog this week. Handily, Emma does a series called ‘Tag Thursday’, which is quite self explanatory, and provides a lot of post ideas and tags on a regular basis. I’m not actually sure who created it, but a big huge thanks! I like a good tag, so it’s nice to be able to close a couple in short succession! And on with it we go…
1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?
Erm. Er….I really don’t know. I don’t think I have ever given a book I’ve received as a present, back as a gift. I’ve given them away to friends and family with no intention of claiming back, but I don’t actually think I have ever regifted. Continue reading
So…I haven’t done a tag in a while, and decided that I liked this on my friend Emma’s blog, and thought it would be the perfect tag to get me back in the swing of things. It’s all about the coffee things, and as a caffeine addict, it seemed appropriate too. Let’s not hang around here, and get on with this show.
A book that’s hard to get into but has hardcore fans
Let’s be real here, pretty much any proper hard fantasy series falls in this category, George R R Martin and J R R Tolkein to name two. For me, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were difficult nuts to crack, but they have such a hardcore fan base that a record breaking set of films were created from their dedication. Now THAT is hardcore.
A book that gets more popular around Winter
Naturally, when the mind thinks of wintery books, things like Dicken’s A Christmas Carol jump to mind, but when I think of the ultimate winter read, I actually think of a children’s book – The Night before Christmas. I still think I can quote a lot of that, and think it is the best thing to read on Christmas Eve. Love it!