The Book Courtship Tag

book courtship tag

Yes, that’s right, we’re really hotting up towards Valentine’s Day so I’m here to tell you of my one true love… books 😉 And it just so happens that I have the perfect tag for the occasion- that has for some reason taken me FOREVER to get round to (I’m talking years- so if any of you folks feel bad about not doing tags, look at my example and weep with relief 😉 ) Long overdue thanks to the fabulous Quirky Book Nerd, the amazing Analee@Book Snacks and the indomitable Vicky@Books and Strips!

Phase 1: Initial Attraction – A book you bought because of the cover?


I bought the entire Pledge series cos it was cheap and I loved the covers… and boy did I live to regret it!! The worst thing is the covers are sort of pretty- but I really don’t care for them much now. (Plus they’re on my kindle, so what difference does it make?!)

Phase 2: First Impressions – A book you got because of its summary?


Well I do this for most books- but I’d say I loved the summary of Vicious- the concept just sounded so cool- and boy was I right!!

Phase 3: Sweet Talk – A book with great writing?

Gonna go full on classic here and say The Great Gatsby– no one does tightly woven, flowery prose quite like Fitzgerald.


Phase 4: First Date – The first book of a series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

Ooh I could say a fair number of books for this- but I’d say Red Rising was a stonking good read and cos it was so good I ended up reading the series back to back #noregrets

Red Rising Pierce Browns

Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls – A book that kept you up all night?

Plenty of books have me reading into the late hours. One memorable book I stayed up all night to finish Court of Mist and Fury- which was kinda poetic considering the subject matter!

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Phase 6: Always On My Mind – A book you could not stop thinking about?

Gosh- so many- I think I’m gonna go with Neverending Story- cos it ended up being surprisingly thought provoking.


Phase 7: Getting Physical – A book that you love the way it feels?

My copy of Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales:

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Phase 8: Meeting The Parents – A book you would recommend to your family and friends?

Depends on the family member! I have to admit- I think the book I’ve recommended most often to friends is Picture of Dorian Gray cos it’s just a really universal book that everyone can enjoy.

Arkham cover D final

Phase 9: Thinking About The Future – A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?



Phase 10: Share The Love – Who do you tag? 

Jenna, Kelly, Sam, Misty, Mischenco, Invisible No More, Naty, the Cozy Pages, Carrie, Liis, and anyone else who fancies doing it!

And I really want to know, what books did you make a mistake cover buying? Let me know in the comments!


Amazons 100 books to read in a lifetime tag

Hello all! Well this seemed like a game too fun to pass up- thank you so much to the awesome Samantha@Modern Witch’s Bookshelf and the lovely Amy @Curiouser and Curiouser for tagging me!

How to Play:

  1. Include a link back to Amazon’s official 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime
  2. Tag Perfectly Tolerable, the creator of this meme
  3. Tag the person who nominated you
  4. Copy the list of books and indicate which titles you have read.
  5. Tally up your total.
  6. Comment on the post you were tagged in and share your total count.
  7. Tag five new people and comment on one of their posts to let them know.
Title Author Read?
1984 George Orwell Yes
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah
The Bad Beginning Lemony Snicket Yes
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle Yes
Selected Stories, 1968-1994 Alice Munro
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Yes
All the President’s Men Bob Woodward
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Judy Blume  Yes
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Beloved Toni Morrison
Born to Run Christopher McDougall
Breath, Eyes, Memory Edwidge Danticat
Catch-22 Joseph Heller Yes
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl Yes
Charlotte’s Web E. B White Yes
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
Daring Greatly Brené Brown
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Dune Frank Herbert Yes
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Yes
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn  Yes
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brow Yes
Great Expectations Charles Dickens  Yes
Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J.K. Rowling Yes
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Yes
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth Chris Ware
Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain
Life After Life Kate Atkinson
Little House on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov Yes
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez Yes
Love Medicine Louise Erdrich
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl Yes
Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie Yes
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Michael Lewis
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham
On the Road Jack Kerouac Yes
Out of Africa Isak Dinesen
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Marjane Satrapi
Portnoy’s Complaint Philip Roth
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen Yes
Silent Spring Rachel Carson
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Age of Innocence Edith Wharton
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X
The Book Thief Markus Zusak Yes
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger Yes
The Color of Water James McBride
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen
The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank Yes
The Fault in Our Stars John Green Yes
The Giver Lois Lowry Yes
The Golden Compass Philip Pullman Yes
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Yes
The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood Yes
The House at Pooh Corner A. Milne Yes
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins Yes
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
The Liars’ Club Mary Karr
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan Yes
The Little Prince Houghton Mifflin Yes
The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright
The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien Yes
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Oliver Sacks
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Yes
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
The Power Broker Robert A. Caro
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe
The Road Cormac McCarthy Yes
The Secret History Donna Tartt
The Shining Stephen King
The Stranger Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway Yes
The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Yes
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame Yes
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
The World According to Garp John Irving
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Yes
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee Yes
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

I’ve read 41 books, which is alright. I’ll be blunt though- I don’t really trust Amazon’s version of “100 books” for the simple reason that they want you to *buy* books. That may explain why I don’t many of the usual classics, which are out of copyright, on here… Maybe (or maybe this is just me putting on my tinfoil hat yelling “argh the moon landing’s not real!” 😉 ) Perhaps I should just blindly trust the big corporation…


Either way, I usually like these lists as tips on what to read, but here there were only a handful of I actually want/plan to read. As fun as this was, I recommend giving some other 100 books to read before you die lists a go… like this one 😉

A lot of people have done this already so I’m just tagging Bookstooge, Lucinda, Briana & Krysta @Pages Unbound and anyone else who wants to do it for this one.

Have you read any of these? Do you recommend any I haven’t read? Let me know in the comments!

Unforgettable Bookish Memories Tag

Well today is pretty unforgettable for me because this my 500th post and I just saw that I reached 2500 followers– so first of all THANK YOU ONE AND ALL for following in the first place, sticking with me for all my ramblings, and for just being your *amazing* selves!

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I was tagged for this a while ago by the wonderful Lisa @A Book Calls, the creator of this tag (and all round blogging brainiac- seriously her discussion pieces are great!), and I just thought it would be a lot of fun to do!

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No. 1: The First Book You Ever Read (Or Was Read To You)

Gosh, I’m afraid I don’t remember the first book that was read to me or the first book I ever read. Here’s a selection of picture books I remember liking:

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All highly recommended for little ‘uns.

No. 2: The First Book You Ever Bought With Your Own Money

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Nicola and the Viscount– I bought it cos it said “by the author of PRINCESS DIARIES”- being a barely literate child I thought that meant it was the Princess Diaries (emphasis on the barely literate part). I ended up liking it more than I ever liked Princess Diaries- so I guess that’s a win?

No. 3: A Book You Stayed Up All Night Reading

Every good book ever 😉 But I’ll go with this one:

we were liars

No. 4: What Book Or Series Will You Never Forget?

hitler's canaries

I just checked goodreads and this only has a thousand ratings?! OH MY GOODNESS THIS BOOK IS SO UNDERRATED- WHY?!?! Based on true events, this is one of the best stories of humanity and hope I have ever read. It also comes with some intense *feels*, so get your tissues ready.

No. 5: A Book You Frequently Think About

man's search for meaning

Because I think the philosophy espoused is so powerful and positive and it’s just a wonderfully impactful book. It also doesn’t hurt that its philosophy has permeated into a lot of work I admire.

No. 6: A Scene That Has Haunted You For Years After Reading It


The *one* from Jude the Obscure– if you’ve read it, you know the scene. If you haven’t read it if you want to be slightly mentally scarred, I guarantee you’ve never read anything like it.

No. 7: An Unforgettable Character


Rebecca- which is possibly an odd pick cos she’s not really in the book- but we get so much characterisation through third parties that she grows into an enigma that she starts to overshadow the heroine… Gothic genius at its best.

No. 8: A Book That Changed Your Opinion About Something

I don’t know that I’ve ever read a single book that’s changed my opinion drastically- I feel like books are better at *waking you up* to things you didn’t know and help you fine tune your thoughts. So with that said, I’m going with:

noughts and crosses

I was about 11 when I first read it and this made me aware of things I had no idea about. I was actually discussing with a friend just a couple of days ago what a remarkable book this is- if you want a book about putting yourself in other people’s shoes then this is nothing short of perfect. It’s still one of my favourite books from childhood and something I definitely recommend for people looking for speculative YA.

No. 9: Share Another Random Bookish Memory 

When I first saw this question I had *no clue* what to answer, so I started casting my mind back and back… and I stumbled on a memory of the first time I read the Hobbit. Now, everyone knows I loved that book. It had everything I ever wanted in a book: dragons, adventure, elves, wizards, eagles! Picture me, a young and immature ape of about 9, so enraptured by this magical world that I couldn’t think of anything else. All I wanted to do was jam my head back between the pages of a book and read MORE. My mum, however, didn’t think it was good for me to be cooped up in doors, so she dragged me out of the house to go for a walk and we ended up in a little wood near where I lived. Now, I don’t know if you know this, but Tolkien based a lot of the landscapes on England, so naturally when I was out and about in something resembling a forest… I yelled “OH MY GOD THIS IS MIRKWOOD!” and ran off into the trees. I never came back 😉 (at least my mind didn’t). The end.

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With that- I tag:

Sam, Noriko, Katie, Beth, Nel, Book Beach Bunny, Liis, Mischenko, Step into a Book World, KellyLiterary Weaponry and Stephanie

And anyone else who wants to do it! Do you have any random bookish memories? Let me know in the comments!

Me In Book Characters Tag!

me in book characters tag

Hello all! I’m sorry I’ve been away for a couple of days and for being absent a lot last week, I’ve just been really knackered getting back into the swing of things after the New Year and a bit run down. I set aside a couple of evenings to bloghop and everything, but I fell asleep early instead…

you fell asleep

Anyhoo, excuse the preamble. I’m trying to catch up with everything slowly but surely- bear with me! In the meantime, I’m gonna chillax with a super fun tag 😀

Thank you so much to super talented Arwa @One’s Peculiar and the ridiculously fun Rebecca @Life as a Sports Fangirl for this one!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the creators of the tag (Us! Ash & Lo @ windowsill books)
  2. Thank whoever tagged you!
  3. List 5 book characters who you are most like and explain why.
  4. Tag your friends!

peter pan and wendy

Peter Pan, Peter Pan– I ain’t never growing up guys.

unseen academicals

The Librarian, Discworld– okay I may say more than “ook” and “eek” but I do actually have a lot in common with my literary counterpart- let’s face it, I go bananas over books for one thing.


Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter– not only is she a Ravenclaw (#housepride) she’s also about as wacky and eccentric as it gets- which I really relate to. To quote Kaiser Wilhelm II “You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares”- which brings me onto….


Alice, Alice in Wonderland– this list is getting “curiouser and curiouser”- I’ve always really identified with Alice, cos she’s so imaginative and, let’s be honest, a bit of an insufferable know it all. Hey- no one said I should only advertise my good traits, speaking of which the next character on this list is…


Smaug, The Hobbit– Smaug is my spirit animal. Let’s just say I can be a little hot-headed 😉

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And that’s that! I tag: Nel, Beth, A Book Calls, Melanie, Lucinda, Kat, Dragons & Zombies, Dani, Zezee, Emily, Katie @Never Not Reading, Anna, Cynic on WingsSamantha@Modern Witch’s Bookshelf and anyone else that wants to do it.

So which characters do you most identify with? Let me know in the comments!

Characters of the Year Book Tag

Because I refuse to let 2017 go apparently…

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Thanks so much to Modern Witch’s Bookshelf for tagging me to do this one- she writes super fun content, so be sure to check her out!

  1. Favourite Male Character of the Year 

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Just one? Argh this is so hard!! I think I’m gonna have to go with the indomitable Kaz Brekker (I just wanted to use the word indomitable)

  1. Favourite Female Character of the Year

bear and the nightingale

Vasilisa- I got into a whole conversation with my sister about why she’s such a great female character- she’s selfless without being a pushover, she’s enchanting yet not in a cheesy way, and she’s mentally tough as old boots. While she has some of the idealised nature of a fairy tale character, she also manages to be perfectly realistic, which is quite a feat!

  1. Most Relatable Character of the Year

furiously happy

Hmm I’m not sure that I read any characters this year that stood out as especially relatable, but I did find Furiously Happy relatable in general. Since this is non-fiction, I guess that means I find the author relatable? Although not the taxidermy- that shit creeps me out.

  1. Couple of the Year

Sisterhood everlasting

Lena and Kostos from The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants– yes I read the whole series this year- I regret nothing.

  1. Villain of the Year


LOOK AWAY EVERYONE THAT HASN’T READ THIS- but yeah, Adelina made a great villain. And she also (*massive spoiler*) had a great redemption arc.

  1. Most Disliked Character of the Year


I HATED Beatrice from Wideacre *so much*. I’m not sure whether she was supposed to be the most detestable character ever written, yet that’s what she is. Hands down.

  1. Royal of the Year


Prince Jorg! Hands down!

  1. Sidekick / Non Main Character of the Year

assassins apprentice

Nighteyes- easily.

  1. Sibling of the Year

watching glass shatter

This is easy in terms of knowing which book has the best siblings- but hard given that all of them are so good!! I’m gonna go with Ethan though I could say any of the Glass brothers!

  1. Free Choice Award: create your own award! The Oh-My-Goodness-This-Character-Needs-A-Hug Award

wizard heir

Yes, I made that awfully specific on purpose, just so I could pick Seph from Wizard Heir- because oh my goodness he needs a hug.

For once I’m not tagging anyone specific, because I know how long it takes to get to these and it’s already 2018, so I tag anyone and everyone that wants to do this! Feel free!!

What was your favourite character of the year? Let me know in the comments!


You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday! Just thought I’d do something fun today and I *love* the title for this tag- enjoy!

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Basically  it’s a tag where you pick 30 fictional characters and write their names down on pieces of paper. You then pluck two names at a time out to answer a question – so there are 15 questions. The aim of the game is to pick the character that fits the criteria the best and by doing so find the character that is not “good enough” for the answer.

Thank you so much to the awesome Upside-Down Books for tagging me to do this!

1. You only have one more spot on your Spelling B team, who would you pick to complete your team?

Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) OR Vetinari (Discworld)

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Cersei’s pretty smart, but Vetinari’s got the edge.

2. Both characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones) OR Death (Discworld)

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I’m gonna be tactical here. I don’t want to imagine what horrible way Ramsay would try to kill me- but I feel like if I kill Death he can’t do nuffin. Except torture me horribly… Ah well, at least I’d get to say “I killed Death”

3. You’re on the bachelor/bachelorette an you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose too?

Gollum (The Hobbit) OR Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)

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Miss Havisham- I feel like it’d mean more to her (I mean, it’s not “raw and wriggling” so Gollum wouldn’t care for it)

4. You’ve been chosen for the Hunger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

Ebenezer Scrooge (Christmas Carol) OR Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)

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Well it’s not going to be Scrooge is it? Gotta be Bilbo (though he might need a nudge from Gandalf)

5. You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?

Harry Potter (Harry Potter) OR Bella Swan (Twilight)

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Gotta be Bella. And I’m not even sorry.

6. You’re the next DC/Marvel superhero (with your own tv show of course), who is your sidekick?

Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows) OR Poirot (Murder on the Orient Express)

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I feel like they’d both be good, for different reasons. But Inej is more stabby and I reckon she’d be a good person to have my back.

7. You’re a manager of an Avocado admiring company, who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Smaug (The Hobbit) OR Aslan (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

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A part of me wants to yell at Smaug to USE YOUR WORDS (I mean, you don’t have to burn people alive) yettt he just might eat me for that, so I’m going to have to go with Aslan. And to be honest, he might have withheld some information from me to teach me a lesson so- who knows?– I might even be justified.

8. You’ve just finished a book in which your favourite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

Mark Watney (The Martian) OR Richard III (Richard III)

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No question- Mark would cheer me right up. I have a feeling Richard’s comforting words might come with a knife between the ribs anyway.

9. Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows) OR The Darkling (Grisha Trilogy)

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Kaz- he’s pretty cool and I feel like the Darkling might be a little emo for the popular crowd.

10. The day has arrived; you’re finally a year older! Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Voldemort (Harry Potter) OR Iago (Othello)

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Do I want either of these to remember my birthday? Ermm going with… Voldemort. Iago is probably one of those jealous people that pays close attention to other people’s birthdays; I don’t imagine Voldemort has a great memory for birthdays.

11. You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star? Who would most likely be?

Dracula (Dracula) OR Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass)

dracula and celaena

Celaena’s actually a great reader buuuut Dracula’s more charismatic. So Count Dracula Reads it is.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter) OR Walder Frey (Game of Thrones)

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*Sighs* this is what happens when you have the bright idea to mostly use villains. Honestly I don’t want either of them to come. Dolores I guess, she likes pink and at least she’d be less handsy.

13. Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father/mother?

Humbert Humbert (Lolita) OR Edward Cullen (Twilight)

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Ugh ancient creep or younger creep- I’m not technically either of their choice since I’m not underage. Edward I guess- at least he looks young.

14. You’ve just written a super important text. Who would ‘see’ it, but not reply?

Peter Pan (Peter Pan) OR Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)

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I imagine Peter Pan’s pretty flaky with texts; Atticus on the other hand is probably on it. I reckon he’d write back long paragraphs promptly with perfect grammar.

15. You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by..who?!

Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) OR Gandalf (The Hobbit)

jean valjean and gandalf

Obviously Gandalf- he has magic and is often pedalling adventures- to be honest though I’d still be wondering WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY KITCHEN?

I Tag:

The Awkward Book Blogger, Literary LattesNoriko, Nessa, Beth, RebeccaSam, NatySophie Li, AngelicaZezee and A Book Calls

Okay that was so much fun! Do you agree with my answers? Disagree? Let me know in the comments!

Sunshine Blogger Award With Some Seriously Sunshiney Questions!

Hello all! Today is officially the start of winter… so what better time for a little EXTRA sunshine?! Plus these questions are insanely good!! I’m really excited to have been nominated by two of my favourite people on here- Dani @Perspective of a Writer and Nel @Reactionary Tales because that means I get the chance to SHOUT about how much I love them and why you all need to check them out (because you really, really do!) They both run seriously AMAZING blogs and are completely unique, lovely humans!!


(Graphic is by the absolutely amazingly talented Dani– I told you she was cool, didn’t I?)

NB: I’ve been tagged a few other times for this, with different questions, but I’m gonna save those for another time.

Who is the one person that is the sunshine in your life?

I’m gonna say my sister- THE MONKEY BABY!

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Do you prefer all happy movies, or occasional sad movies?


It does depend on my mood- still, while I do like the occasional sob over a good movie, I largely stick to happy ones, like a Disney movie or a musical (then again, I class LOTR as happy- not sure I’m always a good measure of what “happy” is…)

What is the one food that always makes you happy?



What is the sunshine on your blog?

You guys!! 😘

What is your favourite  wacky “fun” day?

Oh I’m a party animal- my favourite, wacky fun day would be any day I get off to just lie in bed and read books (preferably while drinking hot chocolate with Baileys- rock on!)

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What is one thing you love about yourself?

*Shuffles awkwardly* hard question (what? I’m British!) Ermm my imagination.

What is one think you love about the blogging community?

How friendly you all are!

What is the one book that made you smile the most?

isla and the happily ever after

Where is your corner of sunshine in your home?

The balcony (it literally gets a lot of sunshine 😉 also it’s nice to relax on when it’s not cold)

What is your favorite color or colors?


“Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue…”

I don’t technically have a favourite, so I’m going with “rainbow”

What is the one movie (or drama) that always makes you happy?

Well, I mentioned this earlier, but Lord of the Rings is my happy film!

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I’m going to take a leaf out of Dani’s book and use the same questions, but I’m nominating just a few people who always make me smile (even if this may not be their thing 😉 )

Bookstooge, Lucinda, Carrie, DrewMichelDaley and Sam

(as usual no pressure to do it)

So what’s the most sunshiney thing in your life right now? Let me know in the comments!