The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

No one tagged me, I just really wanted to do this tag because it seems like fun. We always hear about people’s positive thoughts of books but its interesting to also hear about other people’s unpopular opinions as well.

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1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

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I am going to get my head bitten off and possibly run over by a car for saying this! Everyone and their mother loves this book so much, so I expected nothing but fantastic things about it. I thought ‘right, this is it. This is the John Green book I will love!‘ But by the time I read it however, I was so underwhelmed. I’m a not cold person; I do cry in books and films (sometimes) but I just could not get into it. John Green books are just not for me. I know, I know, could could I NOT like The Fault In Our Stars?! Believe me, no one is more disappointed than I am.

2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.

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I was expecting to find All The Bright Places a bit ‘meh’ but I didn’t. I just felt like I really understood Finch and the book really struck a core with me. It made me cry so much! I know a lot of people don’t like this book because they say its romanticising mental illness and I understand why a lot of people have issues with it, as I had issues with it as well, in terms of the parents being crap, but overall I loved the story. I feel like I need to reread this to get a second opinion, as I did rate it 5 stars! I don’t rate books 5 stars at all unless I really loved it. Continue reading “The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag”

The Creative Blogger Award

I was nominated by Summer @Xing Sings for the Creative Blogger Award (thanks for the nomination!)

Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog

Share 5 facts about yourself

Nominate 15-20 bloggers and add their links

Notify the bloggers you included

Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

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The Harry Potter Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Summer @Xing Sings to do the Harry Potter Tag. I was very late to the party when I read Harry Potter and yep I was hiding under a rock! I read the first book in 2012 but finished the series in 2013.

Brief story: The first time I heard of Harry Potter was when I was 10 years old. I was sat in my classroom, my teacher was reading it to us and I was not listening. I mean, not that the book wasn’t good, it’s just at that age I couldn’t sit there and listen, but the name Harry Potter rings a bell. Then about 2 years later when I was 12 and started Secondary School, the film came out and there was a huge hype about it, which I didn’t understand. There was a school trip to see the film, I went to see it and I liked it, but clearly not enough to read it. I’ve seen all the films, apart from Deathly Hallows; the problem with watching the films is that I didn’t understand a thing that was going on! I needed to read the books I understand it better.


I felt like I needed to express this tag in gifs.

On with the questions:

1. Favorite book?

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

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The Reader Problems Tag

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I was tagged by Summer @Xingsings to do the Readers Problems Tag (thanks for the tag!) This will be the start of me actually completing my tags, as I am so behind (lol).


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

I don’t have 20,000 books in my TBR. I have 14, because I don’t like my list being piled up. Sometimes I read books that aren’t in my TBR. It depends what I am in a mood for. This might be considered as cheating but I have deleted some books in my TBR because either I’ve lost interest or it’s been sitting my pile for a long time and I don’t feel like I would read it anytime soon.

  1. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I usually don’t like to quit on books and usually I am committed, but I have given up in the past because life is too short to read books that you aren’t enjoying.

  1. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I can either accept that I won’t be able to complete my challenge because reading can take up a lot of time and there is no point in forcing yourself to catch up or I can read a lot of very short stories.

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

I cope just fine. I buy e-books or borrow from the library now, so it doesn’t bother me. I haven’t actually come across a book where covers do not match. The book series that I love do match, as I don’t read many series. My only favourites are Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, the Infernal Devices and the Unwind Dystology 🙂 Continue reading “The Reader Problems Tag”

The Liebester Award

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Thank you to Summer @Xing Sings and Erika @Erika The Bibilophile for the nomination 🙂

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog.
  • Give your readers 11 randoms fact about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions from the blog who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award.
  • Come up with 11 questions for your nominees!

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The Ultimate Book Tag

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I was tagged by Summer xingsings in her post for the Ultimate Book Tag 🙂

Here are the questions:

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

I don’t read in the car, but I sometimes read whilst on the train.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Hmm. Good question. I feel like I haven’t read enough books to specify which author’s writing has really stood out. I feel obliged to mention some of the best writers in history: William Shakesphere, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte and Jane Austen, but to be honest, I don’t read of their books much. For now I’ll just say Lauren Oliver and Laini Taylor. They both have beautiful style of writing but it just took a long time to get to the point in the story, so it is a shame that I didn’t enjoy Delirium and Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Continue reading “The Ultimate Book Tag”