The Playlist Shuffle Tag

Hello again!! I wasn’t actually planning on posting today- but then I realised it was St Patty’s Day and I fancied a bit of Friday fun, so I decided to do this tag!! Thank you so much to Ravenclaw Book Club who technically tagged me to do the Music Tag- which has slightly different rules- but because I’m not very observant, I only noticed after I did it… ah well, there’s no going back now!

The Rules:

Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.

  1. Bad – Michael Jackson

Well this is off to a cool start- just gonna have to look forward to this going downhill…

  1. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables – Eddie Redmayne version

Yes the version is important- cos I have three versions of Les Mis on my itunes… I’m so cool 😉

  1. Get Back – The Beatles

I have a lot of Beatles music- they were bound to come up!

  1. Everything has Changed – Taylor Swift (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Ooh forgot about this song- Taylor and Ed in one song- two for one!! Also I hadn’t seen the video before, so cute!!

  1. Wonderful Remark – Van Morrison

God I love this song

  1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

*Fist pumpingly good*

  1. Everything is Awesome – The Lego Movie

There had to be at least one ridiculous song… ah well… EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!! (I bet I got that in your head now)

  1. Handel – Water Music
  1. So Cold – Ben Cocks
  1. Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow – Fleetwood Mac

(and the day after and the day after that…)

  1. Padam Padam – Edith Piaf

Je ne regrette rien 😉

  1. Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast

(It’s almost as if my itunes is getting excited for the new movie too…)

  1. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

It may sound weird, but I can never actually decide if I like this song or not.

  1. I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
  1. Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

All in all, not a terrible list! That could have been so much worse!

I tag:

Love Soph, Parawl Perwyl, Vick Goodwin, Rose Read, Danielle @Books, Vertigo and Tea, The Captain’s Quarters, Book Adventures, Panic at the Bookstore, Vicky@Books and Strips, and the Green Onion Blog

What are you all listening to today? And what’s the first song that comes up when you put you’re your music on shuffle? Let me know in the comments!

Quotes Challenge- Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Style: Day 3

Hello all! Happy Sunday! I thought I’d get this one in nice and early (unlike yesterday where I was pretty pushed for time). So here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

A gazillion thanks again to these lovely bloggers:

Shih Tzu Book Reviews

Rivermoose reads

La Book Dreamer

Kimmiegg

A Thousand Lives

And as with my other posts, I’ll be taking the quotes from ones used in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (book 1):

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And that’s all from me for now- hope you all have a wonderful day- I tag:

Everything Under the Sun

Of Reading and Random Things

The Bookish Underdog

And Jackie B @deathbytsudonku

Quotes Challenge- Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Style: Day 2

Hello again! I almost forgot to post this, which would have been a pretty big fail considering it’s only day 2 of this challenge. In case you need a reminder (I clearly do), the rules are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

MASSIVE thank you again to the wonderful bloggers who tagged me for this:

Shih Tzu Book Reviews

Rivermoose reads

La Book Dreamer

Kimmiegg

A Thousand Lives

 

 

And as per what I said in my post yesterday, these quotes are also coming from ones quoted in the book 1 of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants- enjoy!

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Okey dokey- that’s all from me- I tag:

Fernanda @MysteryDateWithABook (happy bloggiversary again!)

Anna @MyBookishDream

Deanna @ANovelGlimpse

Quotes Challenge- Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Style: Day 1

Hello all! Happy Friday- I will admit, I’ve been really lazy today, for the very silly reason of having worked out a bit too much yesterday. My thoughts when I finished were something along these lines:

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And my thoughts when I woke up today were:

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So anyway, I love this challenge, it’s one of my absolute favourite tags- which is why I’m super grateful to have been tagged by these *A-M-A-Z-I-N-G* bloggers:

Shih Tzu Book Reviews

Rivermoose reads

La Book Dreamer

Kimmiegg

A Thousand Lives

 

Thank you guys so much!!

THE RULES ARE:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

Since I was tagged more than once and simply cos I like the number 3, I’m gonna share 3 quotes a day- cos, why not? Also cos I’ve been reading the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series, all the quotes will be taken from the ones Brashares includes in book 1. Enjoy!

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THAT WAS FUN- SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW- IN THE MEANTIME I TAG:

Lil Book Lovers

Between the Pages

A Book Nation

Inside Out Book Tag

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Hello all! Hope this Day-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named is treating you well… 😉 Nah, I’m kidding, I don’t have (many) hang-ups over Valentine’s Day- which is why I decided to drag up this book tag which was buried deep, deep down in my drafts to prove it! Thank you so much to the Paper Dragon for tagging me to do this (also remember when you tagged me to do this? No? Fair enough… It was over a year ago!) So, whatever Valentine’s Day makes you feel- love, anger, ambivalence- I hope you enjoy this very emotional tag!

A book that brings you JOY

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It’s been ages since I read this and it still gives me the warm fuzzies when I think about it!

A book that makes you SAD

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Amazing book though!

A book that makes you ANGRY

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I was furious with Long Way to a small Angry Planet… as you may already know.

A book that DISGUSTS you

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Ooh that’s a strong emotion- I think Lolita– even though I actually think it’s a really well written book, the subject matter is just so gross to me that I struggled to get through it.

A book that brings you FEAR

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*Shudders*

Okey dokey! That was fun! I tag:

Bookidote, My Midnight Musing, Drew, Never Seen A Nevergreen, Rivermoose Reads, Keira and Captain’s Quarters (ahoy there!)

Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done this!

And happy Valentine’s Day to you all! And let me know in the comments which book you read recently that brought out a strong emotional response!

Goodreads Book Tag

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Hello all! I feel like this last week has been a bit weird for me and even though I wanted to post and have a ton of things backlogged, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to upload… so when in doubt do a tag I guess!

Thank you so much to Nicole @ Thoughts on Fantasy for tagging me to do this one! Her site is incredible- she always makes such interesting content- so I highly recommend you check it out!!

What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?

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What are you currently reading?

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This is a reread and it’s just as heart-wrenchingly amazing the second time round- plus thanks to Goodread’s new reread feature I can actually count this towards my goodreads challenge – which is exciting!

What was the last book you marked as TBR?

 

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To be honest I’ve wanted to read this for ages, so it was more of a “can’t believe this is not on there” add.

What book do you plan to read next?

Well I was considering reading Orwell, but to be honest, since the last two books have been so heavy and I had amazing luck at the library yesterday (where they happened to be unboxing brand new books just as I arrived) I will be reading this:

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Do you use the star rating system?

Yes- I just wish they had a half star system cos it makes it really hard!

Are you doing a 2017 Reading Challenge?

Yes- but I’ve set my challenge too low- I’ll have to put it up…

Do you have a wishlist?

Yup! I use both my tbr and my amazon wishlist- they’re both ridiculously long

What book do you plan to buy next?

I normally buy at random, but right now I have my eye set on these:

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Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

I’ve quoted part of this before- but here’s the whole thing- cos it’s amazing:

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Makes me choke up every time!

Who are your favorite authors?

Ah I could be here forever! Here’s just a few:

V E Schwab, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Pierce Brown, Laini Taylor, Garth Nix, Phillip Pullman, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Austen, Hardy, Steinbeck, Oscar Wilde, J M Barrie, Carlos Ruiz Zafon….

Have you joined any groups?

Huh- I thought I had, but when I checked I hadn’t- whoops

That was really fun to do!! I Tag:

Donna, Zezee, Night Train to Zurich, Nicole, Martin, Between the Pages, rekhasahay, lost art of reading, literary Weaponry, A Thousand Lives, afterbutterflyrain and Paperback Princess

And anyone else that wants to do it! Hope you enjoyed that! What are you currently reading? What are you planning on reading next? And who else is excited about this new Goodreads feature?

Kiss, Marry, Kill – Book Characters

Hello all! As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I’m currently on holiday, but I thought why should I have all the fun? I saw this ages ago over on angiebooksblog and thought it would be a riot to do- and it was!

Like Angie I’m gonna go with all male characters here- so let’s get to it…

Round 1: Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, Draco Malfoy

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Oh dear dear dear… not a good start…

Kiss– Edward Cullen- ughh- I’ll close my eyes to protect them from all that sparkling

Marry– Draco Malfoy- well it could be worse…

Kill– Jacob Black- yeah it may surprise you that I think he’s worse than Edward Cullen, but he does frequently try to get it on with Bella without her permission and when she doesn’t want to. Plus he’s a pedo.

Round 2: Death, Gandalf, Walder Frey

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Wow- I could’ve had a younger selection…

Kiss– Gandalf- I guess a peck on the forehead will do

Marry– Death (from the Discworld)- he likes curry- I have high hopes this won’t end in divorce- til death do us part!

Kill– Walder Frey- there is no way I’m marrying or kissing this guy!

Round 3: Ramsay Bolton, Ronan, Vetinari

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Kiss– Ronan- no complaints!

Marry– Vetinari- I’m sure he’ll trick me into picking him anyway

Kill– Ramsay Bolton- god knows he deserves it!

Round 4: Valek, Dracula, Darkling

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Kiss– Darkling- he’s not marriage material, but…

Marry– Valek from Poison Study– easy!

Kill– Dracula- I’ve always wished I could be Buffy

Round 5: Dumbledore, Baz, Mark Watney

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Kiss– Baz from Carry On– sorry Simon, I might have to borrow him for five minutes…

Marry– Mark Watney- definitely marriage material!

Kill– Dumbledore- I know this one’ll get me in trouble, but there’s no way

Round 6: Richard III, Frankenstein’s Monster, Smaug

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Hohoho this is a bad crop!

Kiss– Richard III- I’ll just close my eyes and pray he doesn’t stab me in the back when it’s over

Marry– Smaug- he can protect me from Richard III! Plus he’s rich!

Kill– Frankenstein’s Monster- yeah I’m sorry I’m not into monsters

Round 7: Harry Potter, Prince Myshkin, Sirius Black

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Kiss– Sirius Black- no regrets!

Marry– Prince Myshkin from The Idiot– always been my dream book boyfriend- makes sense we’re finally getting hitched

Kill– Harry Potter- ermmm yeah- I may have killed the chosen one but I saved myself from a bad marriage

Round 8: Iago, Raskolnikov, Voldemort

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Oh dear…

Kiss– Iago (he’s not actually a parrot)

MarryCrime and Punishment’s Raskolnikov- umm he’s not the worst murderer on this list, I guess?

Kill- Voldemort- yeah he deserves it- plus I killed the chosen one in the last round so it’s kind of my responsibility.

Round 9: Christian Grey, Theon Greyjoy, Dorian Gray

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All the Greys!

Kiss– Theon Greyjoy- well I can’t exactly marry the guy

Marry– Christian Gray- first may I say EWW- but even if he may be a stalker, at least he’s not a murderer

Kill– Dorian Gray- he does kill people, so I can feel pretty guilt free about it

Round 10: AIDAN, Joffrey Baratheon, The Hound

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Kiss– The Hound- yuck!

Marry– AIDAN- this is weird- but I don’t think he deserves to die (sort of)

Kill– Joffrey- come on, he deserves it!

Gosh- that was fun- and admittedly a little weird!! Hope you enjoyed that! Agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments!

Not sure if this was originally a tag, but either way, I tag: Lost Art of Reading, Rivermoosereads, Martin, Never Seen a Nevergreen, Donna, Zezee, A Novel GlimpseFernanda, J J Azar and anyone else that fancies doing it!