St Patrick’s Day Tag

So tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and what more awesome way could I celebrate than with this wonderful tag created by Embuhlee and Shivii. Thank you so much to both of these incredible bloggers for tagging me to do this!

Right, let’s get to this!

End of the rainbow: What book did you have a hard time tracking down a copy of?

Ermm the book I’ve had the hardest time tracking down is still proving elusive- this is gonna get super random- but I want a copy of Khadambi Asalache’s book Sunset in Naivasha cos I used to do tours for the National Trust in his old house (told you it was gonna be random). Sadly it’s gone out of print and costs a fortune for second hand copies.

Pot of gold: When you found that book, was it worth the quest?

It will be when I get my hands on it!

Celebrating a rich heritage: Name a book that contained a well-developed culture

Ooh a hard one- there are so many- how about Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s the first book by an African author written in English to see worldwide acclaim and it’s brilliant.

things fall apart

Shamrock Shakes: what’s your favorite food to snack on while reading?

Well let’s be clear- I’m a massive snacker! I’ll snack on nuts, dried fruit, cake, biscuits, chocolate, sweets (gosh it’s a wonder I’m not the size of a horse!), peanut butter (this list is getting weirder), cheese (told you so)…. But my all time favourite thing has got to be Lindt Orange Intense Chocolate-it’s divine!

intense orange cookies

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Leprechaun: do you own a rare/collector’s copy of a book?

I have quite a few lovely editions of books. One of my most recent additions to my collection was a Barnes and Noble Aesop’s Fables. Isn’t it perty:



Four Leaf Clover: Name a book you thought would be ‘just another generic book’, but turned out to be something great.

To All The Boys I Loved Before– I mean that title- c’mon! How could I expect much out of it? But it turned out to be great!

to all the boys

Irish Whiskey: what’s your favourite tradition of St. Patty’s Day?

I honestly don’t have one… Does drinking count?

Awesome, that was fun, I tag:



Kiwi reads

Accidental hipster mum




Rebecca @ books and messy buns

Bitches with books

Nut free nerd



And anyone else that wants to do it!