I’ve wanted to do a book tag like this for a while now, so when the lovely Samantha and Amber @Bibliomavens tagged me in this tag, I knew it was meant to be! If you like fun and fabulous bookish content then be sure to check their blog out, I always enjoy reading their posts but beware they’ve got some weird bookish habits! Who reads the last sentence of a book?! 😅 But seriously if you’re not following them yet, then you’re really missing out!
Anyway, these two have created their own original tag and a want to say a HUGE thank you for tagging me! They’re questions really made me think and I had a great time answering them! I always love doing book tags as it the perfect opportunity for everyone to get to know me better and I always enjoying reading other book tags too! You can learn a lot about someone from their answers!
Here are the rules for this tag:
- Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers.
- Use the same questions from the tag.
Who is your all-time favourite book character?
Don’t make me choose, that’s like asking someone to pick their favourite child! There’s no way that I’ll ever be able to pick just one character, so here’s my top five: Kelsier from The Final Empire, Nesta and Azriel from A Court of Thorns and Roses, Hannah Donnelly from The Illuminae Files and finally Inej from Six of Crows. It’s pretty clear that I have a type! I love mysterious, impulsive, witty and reckless individuals and I can’t get enough of them. These characters look death in the eye and smile. They are survivors.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count)
War and Peace! It has been sitting on my shelf for ages and each year I set myself the challenge to read it. But it’s a beast of a book with 1,225 pages and I know from watching the beautiful BBC adaptation that this book is intense and that it’s going to be a nightmare to keep track of all the different characters! So if being stranded on a desert island doesn’t make me read it, then nothing will!
What’s your most unpopular book opinion?
Please don’t hate me but I think The Folk of the Air series is overrated…It’s a good series but I wasn’t blown away by it and I kept thinking that I’d missed something! I think that’s the problem with booktwt and booktok, there’s so much pressure to like something because everyone loves it and you end up feeling guilty for not enjoying it as much as everyone else.
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
It’s not weird but I LOVE fan art and I will always look up a character when I’m introduced to them! I have an idea in my head of what they look like but I always enjoy seeing other people’s interpretations and fan castings. It helps me visualise them and one day I hope to have an entire wall dedicated to some of my favourite pieces and artists.
Like many other bookworms, I’m also super protective over my books and I like them to stay perfect with their spines unbroken. I’ve lovingly drilled it into my sister that ‘if you break the spines of my book, then I’ll break yours’! Even when I was studying at University, I was the girl who kept her books pristine and unmarked.
What character would you bring to a family event as your fake partner?
As much I adore Azriel, my family is quite intense and I don’t think he’d cope! So I would choose Anthony Bridgerton because he’s used to this type of scheming and has dealt with the pressures of having a large and inquisitive family! Plus every year my family and I have a big reunion up in Scotland, and just like the Bridgerton family, there’s always a fiercely competitive game of croquet. There’s no doubt that Anthony and I would make a great team and he would earn the respect of all my cousins!
What made you decide to start a book blog?
If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ll know that I started this blog back in 2014 with one of my best friends, Eleanor. Our shared passion for books is what inspired us to create this blog and has become the perfect platform to share our thoughts with the world and the bookish community. Since then this little blog has continued to grow in followers and friends and has seen us through the trials and tribulations of high school, university and continues to play its part as we take our next steps into adult life.
Eleanor is now working hard as a midwife and although she no longer posts, she still enjoys curling up with a book and a good old cup of tea. As for me, this blog is my baby and after giving it a fresh new look, I’m eager to see where this next stage in my blogging journey takes me. Our friendship, like our love for books, is still strong and we’ll be best friends for life.
What about reading and books do you love the most?
I’ve always had an active imagination and reading has gifted me with an escape like no other. I get to join some of my favourite characters on their adventures and experience new worlds that are full of wonder and magic. Books and reading have been there in my darkest moments and are the light that will never fade. These stories have shaped the person I am today and have inspired me to follow my dreams, and for that, I’ll be forever grateful.
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
I’m a proud English Literature graduate and like many others, the dream is to work in publishing and more specifically marketing and publicity in a children’s department. The opportunity to continue sharing the magic and wonder that I’ve been so fortunate to experience as a reader with a new generation would be a dream come true. So far it’s been a long and disheartening process but I’m trying to remain hopeful that one day all my hard work and passion will finally pay off!
What are some book recommendations that became your favourites/obsessions?
Anything by Amie Kaufman! I read Aurora Rising earlier this year and I’m currently flying through the Illuminae Files. I’ve fallen head over heels for her writing, there’s so much detail in every element and it’s always a wonderfully unique reading experience. I’m also OBSESSED with her characters! Their interactions are witty yet heartfelt and I know this world is fictional but these character’s feel so real to me. Thank you to everyone who kept encouraging me to finally read this series, I loved it!
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
If you guessed The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson then you know me too well! Sanderson’s writing style pulls you into the wonderful world he has created and will have you standing side by side with all his characters as they battle through everything that comes their way. You never know what to expect with this book, it’s intense, action-packed and filled with so many twists and turns making it an unpredictable and suspenseful adventure. And don’t get me started on the intricacy of the his magic system, it’s incredible and like nothing I’ve ever read before! If I had to read one book for the rest of my life then it would probably be this one, and I know that’s a bold statement but I honestly love this book so much.
and anyone else who wants to do this tag!