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!
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Totally Should’ve Book Tag

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I haven’t done a tag in forever! So I decided I would do one now! All I did was go into the WordPress Reader and scrolled until I found a tag! So the first tag I found was the Totally Should’ve Book Tag and The Book Dutchesses is who posted it.

Let’s jump in!

1. Totally should’ve…..gotten a sequel

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I do love that this was a standalone as YA Fantasy standalone’s are rare, but also this book was amazing and I wanted more.

2. Totally should’ve…… had a spin-off series

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Do I really need to explain myself?

3. Totally should’ve……who totally should write more books

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This is Alwyn Hamilton’s debut and it was bloody amazing!! So I need something else from her!

4. Totally should’ve……ended differently

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There is one specific thing that should have been different at the end of this book! But I don’t want to spoil anyway, sooo….

5. Totally should’ve……had a movie franchise

I am not going to answer this but knowing how a lot of book to movie adaptations go, they ruin it. So no.
But a book that would make a cool movie would be Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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6. Totally should’ve……had a TV series

Same as for the movie. I don’t want it ruined but a book that would make an awesome TV show if done correctly would be The Menagerie Series by Tui T Sutherland & Kari Sutherland

7. Totally should’ve……had one point of view

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I wouldn’t necessarily say this should have had only 1 POV, but less than it did might have been nice to connect with the characters more. I do love multi POV books though.

8. Totally should’ve……had a cover change

These covers are just no!! I honestly prefer the 10th year anniversary & movie covers (below) to these. But none of them are great. Out of all of them, the movie cover is the best-looking one and that is saying something! This series is amazing can we please do something about these shitty covers though!

9. Totally should’ve……kept the original covers

I have a couple.

First off, I don’t hate the cover change itself as the new UK covers are awesome too. But it pisses me off that they changed it mid way through a series! If you’re going to do that, still come out with the next books as a matching cover. and the new covers. Like Alwyn Hamilton did with Rebel of the Sands!

Next, I know both are still available but the first covers are gorgeous!!

10. Totally should’ve……stopped at one book

Okay, so for this one it should have stopped after the second book.

I really enjoyed Firstlife & Lifeblood but Everlife, my god! It read like a fucking Adult romance 80% of the time! And it’s meant to be a YA fantasy. It was just bad.

I Tag

I usually don’t tag specific people, but I thought fuck it. Why not, so I tag:

Kathy @ Books and Munches

Maya @ Fire-Breathing Book Dragon

Destiny @ Howling Libraries

Arwa @ One’s Peculiar

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

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So here is my unpopular opinions book tag! This Tag was created by The Book Archer on YouTube! Obviously this is just a link to my YouTube video, but I didn’t see the point in typing out the whole thing when you guys can just watch the video! Hope you enjoy and subscribe!

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Tag Sunday – Currently Reading Book Tag

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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done a tag, but I have been busy! But I’m back.



1. How many books do you usually read at once?

I only ever read 1 book at a time but I am also listening to another audiobook at the same time. Usually, 2 actually as I am always listening to a Harry Potter audiobook and then one other book.

2. IF YOU’RE READING MORE THAN ONE BOOK AT A TIME, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHEN TO SWITCH BOOKS?

I swap between audio and normal book depending on whether I’m doing something or not.

3. Do you ever switch bookmarks while you’re partway through a book?

Nope.

4. Where do you keep the book(s) you’re currently reading?

On my bed next to my pillows.

5. What time of day do you spend the most time reading?

Night usually. If I’m not working or busy then I will read for a few hours. If not then I will usually read from about 10/11 till 2am usually.

6. How long do you typically read in one setting?

That just depends on how long I have but 4 hours is usually the longest.

7. Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?

Off as I don’t want to tear it by accident.

8. What position do you mainly use to read?

I’m usually either sitting in my lounge, sitting or lying on my bed.

9. Do you take the book you’re currently reading with you everywhere?

No, I don’t. I will take it with me if I’m going away somewhere or if I know I will have waiting time but other than that I leave my books at home.

10. How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?

I update it when I put the book down and go to do something else. I use Bookout most though. If you don’t know what Bookout is, it’s an app where you put in the book you’re reading and press the reading button and it records the time you read and at the end of the session you put in the page numbers or percentage and it will estimate how long it will take to finish the book if you continue at the same pace. You can pause your session at any time and also pause and add thoughts on the book and quotes that you like. Also when you finish a book you can bring up a stats pages which shows you pages read, total reading time, reading speed in pages/h, most pages read in a day & most minutes read in a day. It’s a really cool app!



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 2 people in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest 2 followers! These will also be only followers that I follow back as well as there is no point in tagging someone I don’t follow.

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Tag Sunday – This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

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This tag was created by The Tattooed Book Geek! Let’s get this going!



1. What’s your favourite Genre?

YA fantasy is definitely my favourite!

2. Who’s your favourite author from the genre?

J.K. Rowling of course!

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3. What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

Definitely the worlds. Being able to escape into a completely different world with magic and mystery!

4. What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking.

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5. If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

Well, of course, Harry Potter, that one is obvious. But besides that, I would recommend The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni!

6. Why do you read? 

I hate this question! I read because I enjoy it! Why else do people do things?!



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Because I’ll be doing them every Sunday, I am only going to tag 2 people in each so I’m not tagging the same people all the time! So each week I will tag my latest 2 followers! These will also be only followers that I follow back as well as there is no point in tagging someone I don’t follow.

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Tag Sunday (kinda) – I Love Spring Book Tag

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So, I started this a few days ago when I was bored and then my mate turned up so I had to pause… Then I was planning on doing it yesterday as a Tag Sunday post, but I was so tired so I just went to bed. So here it finally is!

I will be getting back into Tag Sunday’s from now on as I have been so slack!

So let’s get straight into it!



1. How is spring where you live?

Bloody hot and dry.

2. Anticipated book release this Spring?

3. What book cover makes you think of Spring?

4. Where are you going to read this month?

That’s kinda an odd question? I’m going to read in the same places as the rest of the year? Bed & longue as usual.

5. Find a cover with a sun on it?

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6. What are your favourite spring reads?

I don’t read certain genres in certain seasons. I just always read YA fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and historical fiction.

7. Find a book with many different colours on it.

I’m choosing a series & a single book that I instantly thought of when reading this question.

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8. Who do you tag?



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So usually I tag my 2 latest followers, but as this tag is limited to people who are in Spring atm I’m not going to tag anyone in particular. But if you are in Spring right now then consider yourself tagged!



Also if you are a fellow Aussie then let me know in the comments!

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Hogwarts Tag

So this is a bonus tag but as soon as I saw this I had to do it! I am obviously a massive Harry Potter fan and I will never pass up a chance to talk about Hogwarts!

So, I’m going to get straight into the questions. Also, I tag EVERYONE!!



Am I a pureblood, half-blood, or muggle born?

Well my mum has read the first 3 books and getting to the others and watched all the movies and my dad doesn’t read, he has seen all the movies though because he didn’t really have a choice haha. So I would probably say Half-Blood.

Which wand chose me?

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Did I take an owl, cat, rat, or toad with me?

I would probably choose an owl. Even though I love cats I think owls are awesome and would be handy as!

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Where did the sorting hat put me?

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What house did I want to be in?

I always thought I would be Gryffindor and I was very okay with that!

What lessons are my favourite and least favourite?

Favourites:
Care of Magical Creatures – I love animals and my favourite class in school was Ag and this is the magical equivalent!
Charms – This is the basic kinda spells so I think this would be important and who doesn’t want to make things fly!
Potions – Not with Snape as a teacher though as it seems like he actually doesn’t care about his students, he just expects everyone to be shit so doesn’t actually try and properly teach them and I can’t stand that.
Transfiguration – Who doesn’t want to learn how to turn a desk into a pig?! This is also a really handy skill if you are in a pinch and need something.
History of Magic – if it had a different teacher that was actually engaging! I love learning about history but how do they expect anyone to pass this class if everyone is asleep or zoned out!
Astronomy – I love looking at stars and I would love to learn more about them. In school, we only learnt a little about the planets in science class but I have always been curious.

Least Favourite:
Herbology – I have never really been into gardening or anything as I’m more of an animal person so I don’t think I would love this subject. I think learning about some of the plants would be a bit interesting though.
Muggle studies – I don’t honestly see the point of this subject but if you were a pure blood or a half-blood that was raised mainly in the wizarding world then I think it would be interesting. But I would definitely not be an Arthur Weasley.
Ancient Runes – And this is mainly here because I don’t fully know what it is or understand what you actually learn.
Divination – I’ll pass!

The form my Patronus takes:

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I don’t really like the Patronus quiz thing. I have done this test about 4 times and obviously got all different things as I’m pretty sure it’s completely random as I’m pretty sure I answered the tests the exact same at least 3 of the times. And I remember getting a Mastiff dog the first time, which is honestly a dog breed I do not like and then I got I a different bird which I had never even heard of and when I looked it up it was a bird not found in Aus, so of course I didn’t know it. Then I got something else that I don’t remember and then I got the Sparrow. At least I know what a sparrow is but I still don’t think this test is that great.
On the Expecto Patronus info page, it says that the Patronus is usually something that is common where you live and that is why cats, dogs & horses are the most common. But that was not the case at all in any of choices I got as I have never even seen a mastiff in person I don’t think and Sparrows are kinda rare to see where I live, you only see them occasionally.

What does a boggart look like to me?

Okay so I honestly do not know any of my fears so I have no clue what my Patronus would be. I obviously have a fear I guess but I haven’t experienced it yet to actually know it.

Do I partake in any magical hobbies or school sports?

I would definitely give Quidditch a go, I don’t think I would be good at it as I don’t have the best hand eye coordination. I would probably collect Chocolate Frog cards! I would also give Wizards chess a go too. I haven’t played chess a tonne so I’m not that great but I think it would be fun.

Where would I find myself hanging in my free time?

Near the lake, of course, sitting near the lake reading would be awesome! Or just chillen in the common room near the fire in the comfy lounges in winter.

What would I most likely get detention for?

Probably ‘talking back’ to the teacher or talking in class..! Oh and probably sneaking to the kitchens in the middle of the night!

What career do I want after leaving Hogwarts?

Auror would be cool but I’m going to go with something to do with animals as I would love to work with animals!
I did a quiz on BuzzFeed, which you can find HERE and it said I should be a Wandmaker, which would be interesting! I think wand making is a little understated but you would get to go on awesome adventures to harvest the wood from wand trees and collect the cores for the wands!



And that is all! I’m going to take a few people, not my most recent followers like I do on my normal Tag Sunday.  But if you want to do this tag then feel free!!!! I tag EVERYBODY!!!!

I tag: Bree @ In Love and Words // Maya @ Fire-Breathing Book Dragon // Destiny @ Howling Libraries // Stephanie @ TeacherOfYA



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