The Reading Habits Book Tag

I was having a nosey at some other blogs, and after repeated mentions of Thrice Read by my friend Emma @ The Terror of Knowing, I decided to have a look at their site myself. I stumbled across this tag pretty quickly, and decided it would make a nice Thursday Tag to do.

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I will read anywhere in the house. I like to read in bed, which is possibly the place I read most often in the house. If not my bed then it’s likely to be in the living room, sprawled on a couch or chair. I also listen to a lot of audiobooks in the kitchen while washing up.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was looking for a light, fun Sunday post, and found that I had been nominated to complete this by the lovely Wandering Waffles.I haven’t posted as much about travel likely as I should have or would like to have, so this is the perfect way of getting my travel post shoes back on.

The Sunshine Blogger is an award given to bloggers by bloggers for bringing creativity, positivity and sunshine into the lives of readers. And of course, there are a few rules that we have to follow: Continue reading

Amazon.co.uk’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Hi everyone! How has your Saturday been? I think I am ready for February to be over now, because as much as I love jumpers and sweaters and blankets, I am not about cold winds, cold rain, or dark nights AND dark mornings. The sun this week has made me ready for spring. Thankfully, February has pancake day, it has just 28 days, and this year, it has the Winter Olympics. Emma and I are borderline Curling experts now! What is it about pushing stones, and then brushing some ice, that is so captivating?

Last week, I did a blog meme based on amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime and it’s safe to say that I had not read many of the books on the list. I actually hadn’t heard of many of the books, embarrassingly, but also didn’t feel like it was a list that was truly reflective of what I thought a top 100 books should be, so I’ve also decided to do the amazon.co.uk list too.

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

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Amazon.com’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime Tag

Good evening folks! It’s a bit of a chilly one this evening, isn’t it?! We’ve been pelted by hail stones all day, and been inside binge watching the curling (after Zumba of course!) What a crazy crazy life! I’m not feeling my best this evening, so I was having a little look at posts in my reader and stumbled across this fun, and simple, tag.

How to Play:

1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime 
2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
3. Tag the person who nominated you (I wasn’t nominated by anyone, but saw this on Lucinda is Reading)
4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
5. Tally up your total.
6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Let’s get on with the list:

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Tag | Burn, Rewrite, Re-read: Round 2

Last year, I stumbled across a tag called Burn, Rewrite, Re-read, which was a simple yet brilliant tag that I found over at lovely Ali @ Devouring Books and Lattes. The tag has a very simply premise, and set of rules, so let’s not let rambling on destroy the name of the game, and get on with round 2:

Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six)

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12 Days of Christmas Tag

The 12 days of Christmas take me back for secondary school days, when, during the Christmas assembly on the last afternoon before we broke up for the Christmas holiday, we would all stand and belt this out at the top of our voices. One year, someone made frisbee gold rings to throw every time the line ‘FIVE GOLD RINGS’ was belted out. Ahhh good times.

So, I was looking for some festive tags to sink my teeth into during Blogmas, I stumbled on ‘The 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag’ on Analee’s Blog: Book Snacks, and Joey’s blog: Thoughts and Afterthoughts, and thought that this would be ideal to do the week before Christmas, because yes, we are less than a week from Christmas. Please have a read through my answers, check out Analee’s and Joey’s blogs, and also consider yourself tagged, I’d love to read how you have answered these festive questions.

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The Christmas Song Book Tag

I found this festive tag over on Emma @ The Terror Of Knowing’s blog, which is where I find most of my best tags if I am honest. I had a thought last week that it would be nice to try and do a festive tag on each Thursday in the lead up to Christmas, and when I read her blog, I noticed that she was doing the same thing to (in fairness, she does do Tag Thursday so maybe I actually got the idea from her in the first place….hmmm?) Be sure to check out what she has answered for the questions, and please feel free to dive in, comment, or do the tag yourself:

1. “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”: Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

I kinda have to say Count Olaf for this one. I hate everything about him and everything that he is, but I kinda love just how evil and villainous he is. He epitomises the whole ‘A villain is a hero of their own story’ archetype. I really think he thinks he is doing the best he can and doing good, just for him and no-one else, woe betide anyone who stands in his way. Continue reading