TBR Shame Tag!

I was tagged to do this by Alaina from An Infinite Book World a few weeks ago. Sorry, it’s taken me a while to get this. I was originally going to post this on Sunday but it took me a lot longer to compile my TBR on to one list!

So I present to you my TBR List:

Kindle Books

  1. Darkness Of Light (Darkness Series Book 1) – Stacey Marie Brown
  2. Break Away: Lilah and Cole (The Moores Book 4) – Abby Brooks
  3. Tangled Up in Blue (Ikana College Book 1)  – J.D. Brick
  4. Bennett (The Fire Creek Saga Book 1) – Chasity Bowlin
  5. Coming In From the Cold (Gravity Book 1) – Sarina Bowen
  6. The Promise of Paradise (Hometown Heroes series) – Allie Boniface
  7. Crushed (The Witch-Game Novels Book 1) – Kasi Blake
  8. The Beauty of Lies (A Stand by Me Novel Book 1) – Brinda Berry
  9. Chasing Luck (A Serendipity Novel Book 1) – Brinda Berry
  10. #1 Crush (Loose Ends Book 1)  – Kaia Bennett
  11. Secondborn (Secondborn Series Book 1) – Amy A. Bartol
  12. 18 Things (My So-Called Afterlife) – Jamie Ayres
  13. Breathe for Me (Be for Me: Xander) – Natalie Anderson
  14. Claimed (Brides of the Kindred book 1) – Evangeline Anderson
  15. Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers Book 1) – Christie Anderson
  16. Five Minutes Late – Rich Amooi
  17. A French Girl in New York (The French Girl Series Book 1) – Anna Adams
  18. Star King (Star Series Book 1)  – Susan Grant
  19. First Position (Dirty Dancing Book 1) – Melody Grace
  20. Project ELE (The ELE Series Book 1) – Rebecca Gober, Courtney Nuckels
  21. Earth’s Blood (Earth Reclaimed Book 2) – Ann Gimpel
  22. The Opposite of Wild (Clover Park, Book 1) – Kylie Gilmore
  23. Touch a Dark Wolf (The Shadowmen Book 1) – Jennifer St. Giles
  24. Promises (The Syrenka Series Book 1) – Amber Garr
  25. The Accidental Demon Slayer (Biker Witches Mystery Book 1) – Angie Fox
  26. The Plantation Series: Books 1-3 – Stella Samiotou Fitzsimons
  27. Elude (Eagle Elite Book 6) – Rachel Van Dyken
  28. This Sky – Autumn Doughton
  29. She Sins at Midnight – Whitney Dineen
  30. Dream Student (Dream Series Book 1) – J.J. DiBenedetto
  31. The Shadow and the Rose (The Ash Grove Chronicles Book 1) – Amanda DeWees
  32. Her Best Match: A Romantic Comedy (The Best Girls Book 1) – Tamie Dearen
  33. Rest For The Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 – Cate Dean
  34. Talented (Talented Saga Book 1) – Sophie Davis
  35. A Dance of Dragons: The Complete Series – Kaitlyn Davis
  36. Traitor’s Masque: A Reimagining of Cinderella – Kenley Davidson
  37. Accepting Fate (Destiny Book 2) – Deanna Chase
  38. Breathless (Jason and Azazel Book 1)  – V. J. Chambers
  39. Breathless (Jesse Book 1) – Eve Carter
  40. The Trouble With Goodbye (Fairhope Series Book 1) – Sarra Cannon
  41. A Lush Betrayal – Selena Laurence
  42. Love Me, Love Me Not (Incongruent Figures Book 1)  – SM Koz
  43. Conflicted (Secrets and Lies Series Book 1)  – M. M. Koenig
  44. The Fine Line – Alicia Kobishop
  45. Gaia’s Secret (A Pandoran Novel, #1) – Barbara Kloss
  46. Gifts of the Blood (Angel’s Edge Book 1) – Vicki Keire
  47. The Challenge (Rystani Warrior Book 1) – Susan Kearney
  48. Always You (Love Hurts Book 1) – Missy Johnson
  49. Broken: The Gallagher Family – Annie Jocoby
  50. Afraid to Fly: a Fearless novel – S.L. Jennings
  51. Entangled (Spellbound Trilogy #1) (Spellbound series)  – Nikki Jefford
  52. Before You Go (Impossible Love Series 1) – Clare James
  53. A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars Book 1) – A.L. Jackson
  54. Flight (The Crescent Chronicles Book 1) – Alyssa Rose Ivy
  55. Derailed (Clayton Falls Book 1)  – Alyssa Rose Ivy
  56. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping  – Alyssa Rose Ivy
  57. Damaged and the Beast  – Bijou Hunter
  58. Embers (Wings of War Book 1) – Karen Ann Hopkins
  59. Why Now? (Love Riddles Book 1)  – Carey Heywood
  60. Twisted: The Girl Who Uncovered Rumpelstiltskin’s Name  – Bonnie M Hennessy
  61. Stray (Touchstone Book 1)  – Andrea K. Höst
  62. The Traveling Man (The Traveling Series #1)  – Jane Harvey-Berrick
  63. Emerge (Evolve Series #1) – S.E. Hall
  64. Caught in Us (Lost Book 3) – Layla Hagen
  65. Batter Up (Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls Book 1)  – Robyn Neeley
  66. CAGED (The Caged Series Book 1)  – Amber Lynn Natusch
  67. Shh! (Oxley College Saga Book 1)  – Stacey Nash
  68. The Scarlet Thread (Fated Destruction Book 1) – D.S. Murphy
  69. Beautiful Oblivion – Addison Moore
  70. Forbidden Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 9)  – Addison Moore
  71. Winter Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 2)  – Addison Moore
  72. Dirty Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 10)  – Addison Moore
  73. Stone Guardian – Danielle Monsch
  74. The Wall: (The Island Series #1)  – Jen Minkman
  75. Shadow of Time: Dark Dreams: YA Paranormal Romance – Jen Minkman
  76. Tangled Beauty (Tangled, Book 1)  – K.L. Middleton
  77. Edgewood – Karen McQuestion
  78. The Devil Wears Scrubs: A Short Comedic Novel  – Freida McFadden
  79. What the Heart Wants: An Elemental Romance – Kelli McCracken
  80. Beneath This Mask – Meghan March
  81. One More Day – M. Malone
  82. Crown of Insight: Godly Games – Jamie Magee
  83. Remembrance (The Transcend Time Saga Book 1)  – Michelle Madow
  84. Love Surfaced  – Michelle Lynn
  85. Fighting Temptation (Men Of Honor Book 1)  – K.C. LYNN
  86. The Clarity Series (Books 1-3)  – Loretta Lost
  87. All Your Reasons (Crave Book 1)  – Nina Levine
  88. Whispers in Autumn (The Last Year Book 1) – Trisha Leigh
  89. Relatively Famous (Famous Series Book 1) – Heather C. Leigh
  90. The Resistance (Hard to Resist Book 1)  – S.L. Scott
  91. Ransom (Ransom Series Book 1) – Rachel Schurig
  92. Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance – Vivienne Savage
  93. Not Quite The Fairy Tale – May Sage
  94. Rob and Sabrina’s Story (Trouble Boxed Sets Book 1) – Emme Rollins
  95. Meeting Trouble: Rob and Sabrina’s Story  – Emme Rollins
  96. Addicted to You (Addicted Series Book 1) – Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
  97. Fate (Fate #1)  -Elizabeth Reyes
  98. Rage: Fate #5  – Elizabeth Reyes
  99. Royal (Rixton Falls Book 1)  – Winter Renshaw
  100. How (Not) to Kiss a Prince (Cindy Eller #2) – Elizabeth A Reeves
  101. One Condition (The Lust List: Kaidan Stone Book 1)  – Nova Raines, Mira Bailee
  102. Open Minds (Mindjack Series Book 1) – Susan Kaye Quinn
  103. Breathless (Blue Fire Saga Book 1)  – Scott Prussing
  104. Come Away With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 1)  – Kristen Proby
  105. The Gatekeeper’s Sons (The Gatekeeper’s Saga Book 1)  – Eva Pohler
  106. Fever (A Songbird Novel Book 1)  – Melissa Pearl
  107. Breakaway: (A New Adult Sports Romance) (Pro-U Book 1) – Ali Parker
  108. Princess SOS: Scifi Alien Romance (The Ravager Chronicles Book 1)  – Sara Page
  109. A Heat Of The Moment Thing – Maggie Le Page
  110. Stubborn Love: A Stubborn Love Story – Wendy Owens
  111. Champagne and Lemon Drops: A Blueberry Springs Sweet Romance – Jean Oram
  112. The Boyfriend Thief (Stolen Kiss Book 1) – Shana Norris
  113. Dreams Come True Boxed Set – Emma Nichols
  114. The Sinful Series  – Emma Nichols
  115. Taken by You (Taken by You Book One) – M.L. Young
  116. The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter – Jennifer Malone Wright
  117. Blood and Snow 1: A Vampiric Snow White Reimagining – RaShelle Workman
  118. Promise Me: A Second Chance Romance – Vivian Wood, Willow Winters
  119. Promise to Marry (Promises Book 1) – Jessica Wood
  120. Falling for Autumn  – Heather Topham Wood
  121. Love & Gelato  – Jenna Evans Welch
  122. Broken (Breaking the Rules Series Book 1)  – K Webster
  123. Claiming Victory: A Romantic Comedy – Beverley Watts
  124. Beauty and the Beast: The Beauty Series Boxed Set – Skye Warren
  125. Demon Kissed – H.M. Ward
  126. My Paper Heart: My Paper Heart #1 – Magan Vernon
  127. Without You (Changing Hearts Series Book 1)  – Yesenia Vargas
  128. Only For You (Forever and Always #1) – E. L. Todd
  129. Starbright: The Complete Series  – Hilary Thompson
  130. The Bane (The Eden Trilogy Book 1)  – Keary Taylor
  131. The Noru: Blue Rose (The Noru Series, Book 1) – Lola StVil
  132. Craving Her Curves (Craving Her Curves Series Book 1)  – Nora Stone
  133. Introductions: The Ghost Bird Series – C. L. Stone
  134. Thief: The Scarab Beetle Series: #1 (The Academy Scarab Beetle Series)  – C. L. Stone
  135. Come Back (Rock Savage Book 1) – Candy J Starr
  136. Riser (Teen Horror/Science Fiction) (Book #1 in The Riser Saga) – Becca C Smith
  137. Dying for a Living – Kory M. Shrum
  138. My First – Jason & Katie (Crossroads, Book 1)  – Melanie Shawn
  139. Someday Girl (The Someday Series Book 1)  – Melanie Shawn

iBooks

  1. Before Midnight – Jennifer Blackstream
  2. Command Me – Geneva Lee
  3. Dream Student – J.J. DiBenedetto
  4. Entangled – Nikki Jefford
  5. Flight – Alyssa Rose Ivy
  6. Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Cate Woods
  7. Planet Urth – Jennifer Martucci & Chris Martucci
  8. Steal the Light – Lexi Blake
  9. That Night with My Best Friends Brother – J.S. Cooper & Helen Cooper
  10. The Island  – Jen Minkman
  11. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  12. Witch Song- Amber Argyle

Physical Books:

  1. The Hate You Give – Angie Thomas
  2. All The Bright Places  – Jennifer Niven
  3. Forces of Nature – Brian Cox

Damn! I knew it was going to be a long list but I didn’t realize it was going to be this long! It feels even more monumental when I take into account that this list doesn’t include all of the 279 other books I have on my To Read shelve on GoodReads!!

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Anyways,  I’m not nominating anyone in particular to do this one, but if you do decide to do it, please link back so I can see your lists!

Until Next Time 🤓

 

You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

It’s Sunday, which has kinda become my unofficial tag day! I was tagged in this one by Bella from Bella Blogs Because Books. This is one I’ve not come across before but it was super fun to do.

This tag works by writing down 30 character’s names on pieces of paper and putting them into a bowl and pick out two at a time at random. Then choose which character fits the question best.

You only have one more spot on your spelling bee team, who would you choose to complete your team?

Amani from Rebel of the Sands and Mustang from Red Rising Trilogy

Ah ok so from what I remember Amani is a doer and goes after what she wants but I’m struggling with what her intelligence was like? But I do know that Mustang’s education was excellent so I’m going to go with her.

Final Answer: Mustang

Both these characters want to kill you, which character would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Seth from The Return and Harry from Harry Potter 

Oh, gods, I have no doubt that Seth would definitely kill me on the first try, whereas Harry is more likely to need a couple of attempts. So yeah Seth.

Final answer: Seth

You are on the bachelor or bachelorette and these are the last two people, who are you giving your final rose to?

Cassian from A Court of Thrones and Roses Series and Mia from The Princess Diaries

Seriously no contest here. I like Mia but Cass would be getting that rose!

Final answer: Cassian

You have been chosen for the hunger games, which of these characters are most likely to volunteer to take your place?

Callypso from Rhapsodic and Jin Rebel of the Sands

I would have to go with Callypso, she is very selfless where as Jin is not so much.

Final answer: Callypso

You are stranded on an island, which character would you sacrifice to cannibalism?

Josie from The Return and Karou  from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

As Karou is a pro at working with body parts, I’d have to sacrifice Josie `

Final answer: Josie

You are the next DC or Marvel superhero, which of these characters would you want as your sidekick?

Ren from Wicked and Darrow from Red Rising Trilogy

I really like Ren, but I think Darrow would be a more of a kick ass sidekick, I’m halfway through Golden Sun and there is a fight scene between him and another character and its just epic!

Final answer: Darrow

You’re a manager of an avocado admiring company, which character would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Cameron Hamilton from Wait For You and Rowan Whitethorn from  Throne of Glass Series

Hmm, Cam doesn’t really have communication issues. However, I would say that Rowan is not particularly a people person… so yeah Rowan.

Final answer: Rowan

You’ve just finished a book in which your favorite character dies, which character would most likely comfort you?

Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Jess from When Lightning Strikes

Jess is a very ballsy character and not what I would call soft, where as Akiva has suffered a lot of loss so would be able to empathize with you.

Final answer: Akiva

It is high school, which of these characters would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Katy from the Lux Series and Aelin from Throne of Glass

Without a doubt Aelin, mainly because everyone would be terrified of her!

Final answer: Aelin

It’s your birthday, which character would have the nerve to forget?

Azriel from A Court of Thrones and Roses Series and Desmond Flynn from Rhapsodic

Azriel wouldn’t do this, he doesn’t strike me as someone who would forget anything. Where as Des probably would and then make a huge gesture to make up for it.

Final answer: Desmond Flynn

You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star, which character would it most likely be?

Cole from Alice in Zombieland and Feyre from A Court of Thrones and Roses Series

Hmm, this is a difficult one. I think Cole? I can’t see Feyre A) wanting to be on Camera and B) having the time. Where as Cole is a little arrogant and would relish being filmed.

Final answer: Cole

Sleepover time! unfortunately, you can only invite one person, who would it be?

Layla from Dark Elements Series and Rhysand from A Court of Thrones and Roses Series

Seriously! I love Katy, but who would say no to a sleepover with Rhysand? Not this girl that’s for sure!

Final answer: Rhys

Bam! you’re pregnant, who is the father (or mother…)?

Suze from The Mediator Series and Roth the Dark Elements Series

Again no contest here, Roth! I have a long standing thing for this guy so 😍

Final answer: Roth

You’ve just written a super important text, who would read it and not reply?

Ivy from Wicked and Tink from Wicked

Tink! He’d be too busy ordering shit from Amazon to even bother looking at his phone!

Final answer: Tink

You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast, your mum has suddenly been replaced, who has she been replaced by?

Daemon the Lux Series and Mare Burrow from Red Queen

Ok, so I wouldn’t want Daemon as a parent. So I’d have to go with Mare.

Final answer: Mare Burrow


I Tag:

Des’ Random Thoughts
The Mystique Reader
An Infinite Book World


Until Next Time! 🤓

Anything But Books Tag – GIF Edition

I wasn’t tagged in this but I really liked the questions so I thought I’d just do it anyway. I found this one on My Tiny Obessesions Blog

So let’s get started!

Name a cartoon that you love

American Dad! I just love Roger his humor so me!

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What is your favorite song right now?

Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know. I don’t really listen to that much modern music but I do love Maroon 5.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?

Binge watch Grey’s Anatomy! God, I love this show – I’m actually rewatching it at the moment whilst waiting for the new season to start.

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What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

I really enjoy baking… I’m not if that’s surprising? But I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before.

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 What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

Anything to do with astronomy, I’ve visited a couple of observatories and I love going to the shows and learning about space, it’s something that has always fascinated me!

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What is something unusual that you know how to do?

Ummm I’m pretty good with computers although I’m not actually sure how unusual that is…

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Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can. What is your most recent personal project?

 I’ve popped this two together because the answers are the same.

This blog! I’m super proud of it! I didn’t realize how much work it was going to be but I absolutely love doing it!

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Tell us something that you think about often?

 Planning my next holiday, there are so many places I want to visit! So I’m always thinking about what my next adventure is going to be.

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Give us something that is your favorite.

Coffee. Coffee is life!

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Say the first thing that pops into your head.

Game of Thrones…. The new episode is airing later and I can’t wait!

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That’s it! As usual, I’m leaving this tag free! but do feel free to have a go yourselves

Until next time! 🤓

 

 

The Get to Know Me Tag

As I’m still making my way through Red Rising (which I’m freaking loving) at the moment I thought I’d have ago at this tag.

I found this Tag over on The Bent Bookworm’s Blog. So let’s get started:

Vital Stats

Name: Tracey
Nicknames: Trace, TJ, Titch
Birthday: 23/06/87
Star Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Office Assistant

Appearance

Hair Color:  Dark Brown
Hair Length:  I’m growing out my bob so it’s nearly touching my shoulders at the front.
Eye Color:  Green with a brownie ring around my pupil so I guess Haze?
Best Feature: Eyes
Braces: No
Piercings: 4, 2 in each ear
Tattoos: 1 on my back
Right or Left: Right

Firsts

Real Holiday: San Francisco
Best Friend:  Jemma
Award: Um probably for playing netball when I was in junior school lol
Sport: Netball
Concert: Enrique Iglesias

Favorites

TV Show(s): Grey’s Anatomy & Game of Thrones
Color: Purple
Song: Payphone by Maroon 5 and Stars by Sixx.AM
Restaurant: Chiquito
Shop: Amazon
Books: Ah don’t make me choose! At the moment its  A Court of Mist and Fury and Every Last Breath
Shoes: My Converse – they are soo comfy

Currently

Feeling: Tired
Single or Taken: Taken
Eating: Nothing
Thinking About: the weekend
Watching: Nothing
Wearing: Pyjamas

Future

Want Children: Nope I’m happy with just my cat!
Want To Be Married:  I already am!
Careers In Mind: I’d like to get into Social Media Marketing
Where You Want To Live: Ultimately I would love to love in Carmel, CA

Do You Believe In

God: No
Miracles: hmm well I’d like to say yes but I think its more down to probability.
Love At First Sight: lust maybe but not love
Ghosts: I’m in two minds about this because I’m a science girl at heart so 85% percent of my mind thinks no way, but then the other 15% is like well maybe lol
Aliens: I’m a firm believer that we are not alone in this vast universe
Soul Mates: No because while it’s a nice romantic notion the reality of it is quite depressing.
Heaven: Nah
Hell: Nah
Kissing On The First Date: If your both feeling it, then yeah why not
Yourself: Some days yes and some days no.


That’s it. I’m leaving this tag-free, but feel free to have a go yourself!

Until Next Time 🤓

Rapid Fire Book Tag!

Summer has officially arrived! It’s warm and humid out but I’m not complaining too much because sunshine! Yay!! Anyways it’s Sunday and for some reason, I do quite liking doing a tag on this day! Not sure why but let’s just go with it!

I found this tag on Going Through Books, which a pretty cool blog make sure you check it out and it was originally created by GirlReading.  This tag is a series of random book-related questions.

E-Book or Physical Book? 

E-books and this is purely for convenience because it allows me to carry almost my entire book library around with me.

Paperback or Hardback?

Paperback – because I find them more comfortable to read than a hefty hardback.

Online or In-Store Book Shopping?

Both – I probably do more online book shopping but I do love browsing book shops.

Trilogies or Series?

Depends on my mood, I enjoy both.

Heroes or Villains?

I’m a sucker for a hero!

A book you want everyone to read?

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas– I’m obsessed with this entire series!

Recommend an underrated book?

With This Heart by R.S Grey – This book totally took me by surprise with how good it is.

The last book you finished?

Onyx (Lux #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Last Book You Bought? 

I bought these together: Forces of Nature by Brian Cox and Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Weirdest Thing You’ve Used as a Bookmark?

A lollypop stick

Used Books: Yes or No?

Yes

Top Three Favourite Genres?

  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Paranormal

Borrow or Buy?

Buy

Characters or Plot?

I kinda feel you need both for a book to be really good.

Long or Short Books?

In general Long but if the story is good I don’t really mind

Long or Short Chapters?

Both – depending on the story and writing style

Name The First Three Books You Think Of…

Books That Makes You Laugh or Cry?

The Foxe and the Hound (R.S. Grey) really made me laugh there were so many funny moments!

Our World or Fictional Worlds?

Fictional Worlds

Audiobooks: Yes or No?

Yes

Do You Ever Judge a Book by its Cover?

Yes I have and I do this quite often which is really bad and it’s a habit I’m trying to break

Book to Movie or Book to TV Adaptations? 

Defiantly Book to TV Adaptations.

A Movie or TV-Show You Preferred to its Book? 

The Vampire Diaries and PS I Love You.

Series or Standalones?

I’d don’t have a preference, it usually depends on my mood.


That’s it, please feel free to have a go and link back to me so I can see your answers!

Update & New Post Announcement

Update: A new look for Books & Other Pursuits!

Hi, I hope you are all having a great weekend.

As you may have noticed over the last month or so I have given this blog a brand new look. It’s running a new theme: Toujours. I have designed a brand new header image along with new feature image templates for each post. Basically, all the big things have been replaced. I have also changed the color scheme and fonts that I’m using.

Here are some before and after photos:

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Overall I’m pretty happy with how it has turned out, I think it looks like a proper blog now. I’m hoping this is it in terms of big changes. I’m still working on smaller things like page dividers and add an “add to GoodReads” graphic etc.


New Post Announcement.

When I first decided I wanted to start a blog I knew I wanted it to be mainly focused on books but I also wanted to leave it open so that if I did want to discuss other things I could, hence the name “Books & Other pursuits.” Now that I have a rhythm with the bookish it part of this blog I feel it’s time to expand a little.

So I’m super excited to announce that I will be posting a monthly post called “Other Pursuits” in which I will be giving you a round up of everything else I have been up to during the last month. Things that will feature are; what I’ve been watching on TV, Movies that I’ve enjoyed and anything else I think might be interesting or significant that it needs a mention.

These posts will be scheduled to go live either on the last day or the first day of the month depending on what day it happens to fall on because I don’t want it to interfere too much with the other things I post weekly.


That’s all from me, this should be the last update a do for awhile!

– See you on the flipside! 🤓

A-Z Bookish Survey

As I have no review for you today, I thought I’d do something fun! This survey is hosted by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner.  So definitely check her blog out.

Let’s Begin:

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Jennifer L. Armentrout – I’m obsessed with her books!

Best Sequel Ever:

Hands down A Court of Mist and Fury! Seriously there is no contest

Currently Reading:

A Strange Hymn (The Bargainer, #2) by Laura Thalassa

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Usually tea or coffee

E-reader or Physical Book?

E-reader

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Kayden Rowe – Sweet Evil Series

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Throne of Glass –  I stopped and started this book twice before I persevered and read the whole thing and I’m so glad I did because it’s such an awesome series!

Hidden Gem Book:

Easy by Tamara Webber. This spent a longggggg time on tbr list but boy was it good.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

A couple of months after starting this blog I received my first ever ARC which was pretty exciting!

Just Finished:

The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Thrillers, Crime and true story books do not interest me at all.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Hmmm probably Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Major book hangover because of:

A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah j Maas

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Obsidian – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Preferred Place To Read:

I have a corner sofa and I like to wedge myself in the corner of it when I read.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

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Reading Regret:

Jumping on the hype train and reading Divergent! It was such a waste of time.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

The Star Bright Series

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

  • Every Last Breath – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • A Court of Mist and Fury
  • Rhapsodic – Laura Thalassa

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Sarah J. Mass and JLA – I have zero regrets about how much I go on about these authors!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

The last book in the Throne of Glass series!

Worst Bookish Habit:

Ok…. This is a bad one but I always priorities books that are written in the first person!

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Cinder & Ella – Kelly Oram

Your latest book purchase:

When It’s Real by Erin Watt

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Nocte by Cortney Cole…


And that’s it! Feel free to do your own 😁

Let’s Talk (#3) –  Top 5 book Turn On’s

Last week I talked about all the things that put me off reading a book. To balance this out I thought it would be good to list the things I enjoy the most.

  1. If the story is written in the first person. This is my preferred narrative because I feel like I can connect to the story better when it’s written this way and, I just get find more enjoyment reading from this perspective.
  2. Retellings of Fairytales – I adore these, the more creative the better!
  3. Slow building romance, when this is done well it’s a joy to read!
  4. Stories that take place in space or on another planet hugely fascinate me.
  5. A strong female lead – I love nothing more when reading than having the lead female character be strong independent women who don’t need a man to save the day!

I’d love to hear your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment

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Let’s Talk (#2) –  Top 5 book turn offs!

This is something that I have been thinking about a lot this week, generally, there isn’t much that puts me off reading a book, but here are 5 things that annoy me the most from least annoying to the most:

  1. Repetitive use of the same word over and over again – I mean just why? When I come across this my first thought is “who the heck edited this?” so yeah it really annoys me when the same words or phrases are used to describe a multitude of things.
  2. Really really really slow intros – I find it really off-putting when it feels like nothing is happening fast enough but at the same time I’ve read half a book.
  3. Little or no character development – I find it so frustrating when you come to the end of the book and the main character is still the same whiny brat that they were at the beginning.
  4. Insta-Love!! – seriously it’s so unrealistic, insta- attraction yeah I get that but loving someone after like 10 secs of knowing them….. Nah I don’t think so!
  5. Unhealthy relationships that are portrayed as normal – this is at the top of my list because it’s the thing that really makes my blood boil when I’m reading. It usually goes something like this: male love interest treats the female main character like utter shit, she thinks it’s normal and her friends go along with as it’s seen as him just loving her. I’ve read a few books where this is the case i.e. Beautiful Disaster and Belong to You and each time I’m left dumbfounded.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment 😊

Scheduling & Changes

Hey!

I just wanted to give you guys a little update on the plans I have for this site.

Scheduling

In an effort to have some sort of schedule my blog I have decided that every Tuesday I’ll be posting a quote from either a book I’m currently or have read over the course of the week (so Tuesday to Tuesday) These posts will be known as: “Quotable” Tuesdays I’m also hoping to link this up to the Pinterest account I’m setting to go along with this site.

Thursday I’m going to be starting Let’s Talk… on Thursdays, in which I will be picking a topic relating to reading and books discussing certain themes in detail, for example; Things that guarantee I’ll read a book, reader pet peeves Etc. basically, it will be me talking book stuff or anything that may have come up during the week 😊

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I’m keeping free for reviews and the weekends will also feature reviews (depending on how much I’ve read during the week) along with some fun things like book tags and list etc

This schedule will be starting from next week.


Changes

I’m planning on making some design changes over the next month or so it’s going to take me a little while as I’m not sure exactly what direction I want to go I just know that I’m not entirely happy with how the blog is looking at the moment. So if you see any weirdness that’s why.

I think that’s all for now.

Thanks for stopping by! 😊

Cat