How I choose my books Tag

Found at lost in a story’s blog.

  1. Find a book on your shelf with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
    ‘Renegades’ by Marissa Myer. I’d read so much about this book and have been so keen to read it.
  2. Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
    ‘Genesis’ by Bernard Beckett. I heard that it isn’t what you’d expect and wanted to see for myself.
  3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick a book at random. How did you discover this book?
    ‘What Would Nietzsche do?’ – I discovered this randomly in a book store with my friend. She knows I love Nietzsche and pointed it out and it became an insta-buy!
  4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
    ‘Nevermoor’ By Jessica Townsend. I don’t know if this really counts but one of my students is a HUGE Harry Potter fan and she devoured this book. She told me I would love it to and I love to be able to connect with my students though things they enjoy and she was so right! it’s an incredible read. – Maybe I need to get more recommendations from 7 year olds.
  5. Pick a book that you discovered through booktube/a book blog
    ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ by Sarah J. Mass
  6. Find a book with a one word title. What draws you too this book?
    ‘Roar’ by Cora Carmack. I absolutely loved the cover
  7. What book did you discover though a film/TV adaptation?
    ‘Twilight’ By Stephanie Myer. I actually didn’t read the first book until one of my friends took me to the movie with her.
  8. think of your all time favourite book(s). When did you read them and why did you pick them up in they first place?
    Harry Potter. I listened to the first two books with my family on trips and I was addicted from there.

 

The Ultimate Book Tag

found: booklovingnut

  1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
    No
  2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
    Holly Black. I’ve been finding her descriptions quiet different.
  3. Harry potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer
    Harry Potter
    * Appeals to a wider audiance
    * More diverse characters
    * Magic
  4. Do you carry a book bag? If so what is in it (besides books)
    Kind of. I have a backpack for work – the glory of catching public transport. But I carry a small cross body bag as well that I use to put my book, wallet and phone in.
  5. Do you smell your books?
    Sometimes
  6. Books with or without little illustrations?
    Both, I’m actually not really fussed.
  7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
    Twilight
  8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
    Not really funny but something that I remember when my family really got into Harry Potter (even my brother who is not book person)
  9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
    ‘The Birth of Tragedy’ Be Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
    ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ By Sarah J. Mass
  11. Do you write as well as you read? Do you see yourself in the future being an author?
    Definitely not. I wish I did and I wish I could be an author, but my writing has much to be desired
  12. When did you get into reading?
    11 or 12. I’ve pretty much always been into reading going in and out of slumps. I loved going to the library. When I hit high school the library was bigger so I spent event more time there!
  13. What is your favourite classic book?
    I like ‘The Importance of Being Ernest’ and I’m hoping I like ‘The Odyssey’
  14. in school was your best subject language arts/English?
    English Literature and Health and Human Development
  15. If you were given a book as a gift that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
    Keep it, at least for a few years.
  16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger games?
    ‘Nevermoor’ By Jessica Townsend (the only thing I can think of)
  17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
    Getting side tracked or coming up with ideas but never writing the post simply because I don’t know where to start
  18. What is your favourite word?
    effervescent
  19. Are you a nerd, dork or dweeb? or all of the above?
    Nerd? I don’t know, what’s the difference?
  20. Vampires or fairies? why?
    Fairies. They have magic and are immortal
  21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
    Shapeshifters…. just sound cooler
  22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
    Spirits. I don’t know. Just because?
  23. Zombies or Vampires?
    Vampires. Zombies scare me
  24. Love triangle or forbidden love?
    Forbidden love. Love triangles stress me out.
  25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance book or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
    Action packed with a few love scenes. Best of both worlds.

 

The Goodreads Book Tag

I Found at Life and other disasters

  1. What was the last book you marked as read?
    ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ By Sarah J. Mass
  2. What are you currently reading?
    ‘The Cruel Prince’ By Holly Black
  3. What was the last book you marked on your ‘TBR’?
    ‘The Power‘ By Naomi Alderman
  4. What book do you plan to read next?
    ‘Mythos’ By Stephen Fry
  5. Do you use their star rating system?
    Yes
  6. Are you doing a 2018 reading challenge?
    Yes, I’m hoping to read 30 books this year and have read 5 so far
  7. What book do you plan to buy next?
    ‘An Enchantment of Ravens’ By Margaret Rogerson
  8. Do you have any favourite quotes? Share a few
    Not really. I always find at least one quote I love in a book
  9. Who are your favourite Authors?
    J.K Rowling
    Sarah J. Mass
    Rick Riordan
    Bella Forrest
  10. Have you joined any groups?
    Nope, mostly because I don’t know how it works

Rapid Fire Book Tag

I saw this on Books tales by me’s blog, obviously the idea being to answer the questions with the first thought that pops into your head.
So here we go…

  1. E-books or physical books?
    Physical
  2. Paperback or hardback?
    Hardback
  3. Online or in store book shopping?
    Online
  4. Trilogies or Series?
    Trilogies
  5. Heroes or Villains?
    Heroes
  6. A Book I want everyone to read
    harry potter
  7. Recommend an underrated book
    Genesis by Bernard Beckett
  8. The last book I finished
  9. The last book I brought
    Zenith
  10. Weirdest thing I’ve ever used as a bus ticket
    I don’t think I’ve used anything weird
  11. Used books- yes or no?
    no
  12. Top 3 favourite Genres
    YA
    Fantasy
    Science Fiction
  13. Borrow or Buy?
    Buy
  14. Long or short books?
    both
  15. Long or short chapters?
    Short
  16. The first 3 books I can think of…
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    A court of Wings and Ruin
    Artemis
  17. Books that make you laugh or cry?
    Both
  18. Our world or a fictional world?
    Fictional
  19. Audiobooks – yes or no?
    yes
  20. Ever judge a book by its cover?
    yes
  21. Book to movie or book to TV adaptation?
    Movie
  22. Series or Standalone?
    Series

Get to know me tag

I saw this post on The Dawn of Inspiration’s Blog and thought it would be something different to post.
Apologies for the late post… I hit the 200 page mark in ‘A court of Thorns and Roses’ and OH MY GOSH I could not put it down! Review to come.

Without further ado, down to the questions!

  1. What is your middle name?
    Elizabeth
  2. What is your favourite colour?
    Purple
  3. Who was your first best friend?
    Cate-linne
  4. How tall are you?
    170cm
  5. Cats or Dogs?
    Dogs
  6. Funniest moment throughout School?
    When I was in year 8, a friend and I were know as ‘the Mars Bar Girls’ because we bought Mars bars at the canteen and in one day we managed to win 5!
  7. How many countries have you visited?
    2, USA and Japan. But headed to Greece later this year
  8. Are you in/have you gone to college?
    Went to University, Graduated a few years ago
  9. What was your favourite/worst subject in High School?
    Favourite: English Literature and P.E
    Worst: MATHS.
  10. What is your Favourite drink?
    Coffee (decaf)
  11. What is your favourite animal?
    Frog
  12. What is your favourite perfume?
    The white Elizabeth and James
  13. Tea or Coffee?
    Coffee (decaf though)
  14. What would you (or have you) name(d) your children?
    Lily or Rose for a girl and Leo (Leonidas)  for a boy
  15. What Sports do you play/Have you played?
    I swam and played basketball
  16. What is your favourite book?
    Of all time, probably Harry Potter
  17. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
    I really like watching:
    * Emma Abrahamson
    * Flippin’ Katie
    * Estee Lalonde
    * Ijustine and her sister Jenna
    * A dash of Ash 
    * Allana Davison 
    * Kailee McKenzie
    * Kristee Vetter
    * Hailey in bookland
    * Sarah’s Day
    * Aspyn and Parker
    … and the List goes on!
  18. What is your favourite movie?
    All the Marvel Movies, Sisters and Harry Potter
  19. Are you Single or Taken?
    Taken
  20. Whats your idea of an ideal first date?
    Classic dinner and a movie or just something chill
  21. How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?
    2
  22. Favourite memory from childhood?
    Going on holidays with my family and all the crazy adventures with my friends
  23. Do you speak any different languages and how well?
    Nope. I learnt Japanese for ages though-out school so I can recognise the letters, and I’m trying to learn some Greek
  24. Do you have any siblings?
    One brother
  25. How would you describe your fashion sense?
    Neutral colours. More dresses lately.
  26. What is your favourite restaurant?
    Waya. Its a Japanese restaurant and its incredible
  27. What are some of your favourite tv shows?
    The Office
  28. PC or Mac?
    Mac 100%
  29. What phone do you have? (iOS v Android?)
    iOS
  30. Tell us one of your bad habits!
    I have awful money management skills!

I tag anyone who wants to complete the tag!

My Life in Books Tag

So for today I decided to do my first ever book tag!
I’ve been putting this off because I still have some books coming in the mail… (of course, why wouldn’t I still have books coming) But I thought WHY NOT. I can always do a different book tag down the road when I have all my books!

Here we go…

  1. Find a book for each of your initials
    K: For ‘K’ I went for an Author because apparently I have zero books that have a ‘k’ word in the title. So I went with ‘The Wolf Wilder’ By Katherine Rundell
    E: Everless’ By Sara Holland 
    F: Frost Blood’ By Elly Blake
  2. Count your age along your book shelf. What book is it?
    OK, I’m 27, the 27th book on my bookself is… ‘The Thousandth Floor’ By Katherine McGee
  3. Pick a book set in your city/ country
    This one was tricky for me as I don’t currently own any books that are set in Australia, HOWEVER, I did have to read some for school so I am going with ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ By John Marsden
  4. Pick a book that represents a place you would love to travel
    ‘The Odyssey’ graphic Novel By Garth Hinds… I’m so grateful that I get to travel there this year!
  5. Pick a book that is your favourite colour
    ‘Wicked Like a Wildfire’ By Lana Popovic.. The cover is such a beautiful purple colour
  6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
    ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ By J.K. Rowling. My Parents got this book on audio cassette (yes I’m that old) and we played it in the car when we were driving to Mount Buffalo for an Easter Holiday
  7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
    ‘The Iliad’ By Homer… It took me SOOOOO long, but I did it!
  8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
    ‘The Communist Manifesto’ By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and ‘The Iliad’ By Homer

    There are all my answers I hope you got a little glimpse into my reading life!
    I tag anyone who wants to complete this TAG!