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My Life in Books Tag 📚 Blogtober #24

Today I am doing the My Life in Books Tag! So let’s jump in!

1. Find a book for each of your initials

Well I don’t have a middle name, so this is easy!
E: Escpaing from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
E: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Librarby by Chris Grabenstein

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

3. Pick a book set in your city/country

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you’d love to travel to

Does this have to be real life location because screw that! I’m going to Medora!

Akarnae by Lynette Noni

5. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

This light bluey purple colour it just stunning! My exact favourite colour is a kind of turquoise/aqua/teal kinda colour but I don’t have a book that is exactly that colour. I do have a candle that is this exact colour I love though! You can find it HERE!

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is an obvious one. Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart even if the author is a questionable human being.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea is a WWII book that is written beautifully and is definitely a difficult one to stomach as it’s just so heartbreaking!

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

Gothic Fantasy: Detective Mystery Short Stories

This is a massive short story collection that has ALOT of stories in it! I’d love to read it but it’s just huge & will be a big commitment.

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What book on your TBR will be a massive accomplishment for you?


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The Finished Books Tag 📚 Blogtober #17

Today I am doing The Finished Books Tag! I have no idea who created this tag as no one else seems to have tagged a creator either. If you know who did let me know & I will give credit!

1. Do you keep a list of the books you’ve read?

Multiple actually.
I track all books read on Goodreads

I have a monthly reading tracker spread sheet that tracks what pages exactly I’ve read of each book (this helps with my Bullet Journal & ReadAThon tracking a lot). This one I adapted a little bit from the ReadAThon Tracker that Caz @ Little Book Owl created.

I also have a yearly spreadsheet that tracks what I read as well as details about the books & author which I use to track my stats.

I also track in my reading journal & Always Fully Booked Planner what books I read each month

2. If you record statistics, what statistics do you record?

I track a fair bit actually.
Total books, Books DNFd, Books reread, New to me Authors, Pages read, stand-alones read, 5 star ratings, eARCs/ARCs Read, 2020 releases read, LGBT+ books read, Authors of Colour read, Genres Read, Age group read, Format read, Page length of read books, Publication year of read books, authors gender, what LGBT+ representation is in the book I read and my yearly reading goals.

3. Do you give star ratings for books and if so, what do you score books out of and how do you come about this score?

Of course! I rate out of 5 and you can check out my Rating System below.

4. Do you review books?

I sure do. I try and review every book I physically read. I don’t always review audiobooks or graphic novels I read though. That just depends on the book.

5. Where do you put your finished books?

If I enjoyed or loved them then they get moved from my TBR shelf to my Read Shelves. You can check out my Book Shelf Tours for those shelves on my YouTube Channel.
For the books I didn’t enjoy they will go on my unhaul pile. Once I get a decent amount of books on that pile then I do an Unhaul video on my Channel. Those books are then sold on Facebook or donated to out local used book store. The funds from that store goes towards the local seniors bus which runs seniors and disabled people to Drs appointments and such.

6. Do you have any other rituals for when you have finished a book?

My ritual is: I add the info to my spread sheets, GoodReads & Bullet Journal. I then write out review notes in my Always Fully Booked Planner if I will be reviewing. If it’s a physical book I will add it to the top shelf of my TBR cart until I film my end of month wrap up. Then after that’s filmed it will either go on my read shelves or to the unhaul pile. Then at some point I will write my review to post on here.

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Well that is all the questions! What bookish stats do you track?


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How I Read Book Tag 📚 Blogtober #10

I haven’t done any tags in ages so I thought I would throw some in during BlogTober! This one was apparently created by EnyasCorner on YouTube but it no longer has any content on the account so I can’t be sure. The post I saw this on was from 6 years ago! But I like the questions, so let’s jump in!

1. How do you find out about new books to read?

At the moment Booktube & Instagram mostly. Also Facebook Groups are a good place to find recommendations as well! I haven’t really been reading blog posts lately as I just haven’t been in the mood but I usually get reccs from there too.

2. How did you get into reading?

I have always been kinda interested in reading and I used to read books when I was in primary school but then I didn’t read for most of High School until I received a copy of Switched by Amanda Hocking in a Dolly Magazine and read it and loved it and then read the other books in the series as well as other books by the author. I then read Vampire Academy & the companion series Bloodlines and then took another long break. It wasn’t until I discovered The YA Chronicles subscription box (No longer available) & the Book Blogging community that I fully dived into read again and I haven’t stopped since.

3. How has your taste in books changed as you’ve gotten older?

Fantasy has definitely always been my favourite genre with Sci-Fi, Mystery & Historical Fiction being my second favourites and I have never been interested in romances. However now I am kinda discovering that my taste is changing from Fantasy being my favourite genre to Mystery/Thriller/Horror being my thing. I love a fantasy with a mystery as well but I am gravitating more to Mystery/Thriller/Horror now than I am to any other genre.

4. How often do you buy books?

Often! I generally buy books in batches of 4 or 5 because then I can get free shipping through Angus & Robertson which is my go to store. I usually place an order anywhere from 1 to 4 times a month depending on cash at the time but I do tend to pre-order a lot too so those orders come in over a couple months.

5. How did you get into BookTube/Book Blogging?

I’m answering this for both as I have both. For Blogging I really don’t remember who I read or what made me think ‘hey I can do that’ but I love designing websites and I used to spend hours messing with my Tumblr accounts so I took some time and set up a blog through WordPress and my first post was a review of Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton which is still an all time fave!
As for BookTube I’m also not sure what specifically made be do it but I discovered BookTube and at the time I was filming a lot on Instagram Stories for my Bookstagram account so I thought fuck it, why not do YouTube too.

6. How do you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

I honestly don’t know how to respond to this? I finish the book and review it like usual? Depending on whether I liked the book overall I may continue if it’s a series. But that’s about it.

7. How often have you taken a sneaky look at the back page of a book to see if it’s a happy ending?

I have never actually done this. Or even ever been tempted really.

Let’s Chat!

Has your taste in books changed over the years?! Or am I the only one that did a full 360 on what genre I enjoy most!


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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 💫 2020

It’s that time of year again so let’s jump straight in!!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020?

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020?

I couldn’t choose between these! They were both just amazing. I’m yet to review Aurora Burning but that should be up soon. You can find my Nyxia Unleashed spoiler free review HERE!

3. New release you haven’t read yet but want to?

These are all 2020 releases that I own but haven’t had a chance to get to just yet! It will be definitely be happening soon thought!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

There are many I’m looking forward to but these are the ones that came to mind! All of these books are by authors whose books I have loved before so I can’t wait to see their newest works!

5. Biggest Disappointment?

These are both books I DNFd because I wasn’t enjoying or just couldn’t get into them. I did expect to enjoy both so they were both disappointing!

6. Biggest Surprise

Both of these I picked up on a whim and knew NOTHING about them! I loved both of them a tonne! So these were definitely a surprise.

7. Favourite new author?

Fawkes was the second Nadine Brandes book I read and while I enjoyed Romanov by her I loved Fawkes and it pushed her up to an auto buy author.
The Girl in Red was the first of Christina Henry’s books that I read this year and enjoyed book! Will definitely be grabbing her other books.
The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter is the first book in a trilogy I read this year that I absolutely loved!

8. Newest Fictional Crush

Yeah fictional crushes is not something I feel. Favourite characters, sure but not crushes.

9. Favourite New Character

Catherine is hands down my new favourite character! She is sassy and hilarious and I just loved her in The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club trilogy!

10. A book that made you cry?

Besides by rereads I don’t actually think a new buy has made be cry so far this year.

11. A book that made you happy?

12. Favourite book to movie adaptation you saw this year?

I haven’t actually watched any yet this year.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year?

Can’t decided between these 3 all of which are 4.5 or 5 star reads!

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnston

Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

14. Most beautiful books you’ve bought so far this year?

15. What books do you need to read before the end of the year?

I have a list of 20 books to read in 2020! So the answer is basically all the ones I haven’t read yet, which is 17 of them!

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How’s has your first half of 2020 done for your reading?


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Tag Sunday: The Reader Problems Book Tag

I wasn’t specifically tagged in this one but I have been trying to get back into blogging more, so I thought bringing back Tag Sunday. I saw Destiny from Howling Libraries do this one, so decided to give it a go as well! You should also go and check her out!

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?

Probably find a ReadAThon with specific challenges and join that and let the challenges choose what I read!

2. You’re halfway through a book, and you’re just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

DNF for sure! I DNF fairly regularly as I can usually feel pretty early if I’m going to find a book boring. No point wasting time on average books when you could be reading awesome ones!

3. The end of the year is coming, and you’re behind on your reading challenge. do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

Try and catch up! Probably join a ReadAThon which will push me to read more & also find some audiobooks & graphic novels on Scribd that I can get through quickly!

4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

If its a series that I could buy matching editions of (that are pretty) but just don’t have the cash for it ATM, then I’m not too worried as I know I’ll buy the good matching covers at some point. However, if the publisher’s change the covers part way through a series or something along those lines and I can’t get matching covers, then that frustrates the hell out of me. If its a series I love though I’ll get over it eventually even if it pisses me off.

5. Everyone and their mother love a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

I don’t really know. Even the people who I have very similar tastes as there is still the odd couple of popular books that I’m not a fan of. So don’t really have a specific person.

6. You’re reading a book in public, and you’re about to start crying. How do you deal?

Sorry, can’t relate. I barely ever read in public except the very odd occasion at the Drs. And also I barely ever cry in books. So I’ve never had this issue, so I have no idea.

7. The sequel to a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to reread it?

It depends on the book really. Sometimes I will reread but usually I’ll just jump into it. On the odd occasion I will google a book overview for the book I can’t remember.

8. You do not want anyone to borrow your books. How do you politely say no when someone asks?

Yeah, if you know me then you will know that I don’t do most thinks politely. So I would likely just say ‘Nope, don’t lend my books!’… I also don’t even have a real life person that would want to borrow any books as basically none of my mates read or if they do it’s only very small amounts.

9. You have picked up and put down five books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

Reread Harry Potter series and/or jump on the audiobook bandwagon. Sometimes rerad Harry Potter via audiobook. Also Agatha Christie Audiobooks are great!

10. There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

That depends on what I can afford. I work seasonally, so from April to September it’s usually a bit tight, so I usually utilise AfterPay and get a couple books at a time with breaks inbetween. Thank goodness for AfterPay 😂

11. After you purchase all of these books that you’re dying to read, how long do they sit on your shelf before you read them?

Firstly, uhm, Rude! That really depends. Sometimes I read them within the month but also sometimes I leave them for months of years. There isn’t really a good answer for that one!

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Anyone who feels like doing the tag!
I’ve been super inactive on here for months. So I really need to get back into that and make some friends again. 😂

What are your thoughts on DNFing? Are you like me and just scrap a book if you’re not loving it?

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