Thursday Tags – Reading Habits

The account that started this tag seems to have been deleted so I will link you to a blogger I have found who has done the tag, DreamlandBookBlog. I like the way she has done it.

Reading Habits

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

If I am not listening to an audiobook, which is generally done on a walk or while I cook or sitting outside so my cat gets some outside time, I read all books in bed.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Bookmark! I have so many its fun to pick out a new one for each book.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I can just stop reading if I must but I do not really like to. I prefer to end at the end of a page or at the end of a chapter.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I drink and take eating breaks but nothing that will make my hands dirty and if I am feeling extra paranoid I was my hands before I start reading again.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I cannot do TV while I read at all. I used to pretend that I could but I have realised that I was just fooling myself. Sometimes I think I may be fooling myself about music as well, because if its a really good song I tend to follow along with the words rather than reading but its much better than TV.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I prefer to do one book at a time, but if I am not feeling a book I will sometimes pick something else up but I quite often don’t pick it back up later. I can have an audiobook going at the same time as a normal book though because I spend loads of time in my car.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Audiobooks here there and everywhere. I find it harder to read physical books out in the world but that’s because people don’t seem to want to let me read. Apparently reading dates aren’t appealing to anyone else.

8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

Silent, except for the random outburst of laughter or horror.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I used to read the very last sentence in a book before I started it but that’s a habit I have tried to break.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

New! Perfection upon the shelf!

11. Do you write in your books?

Get out.

12. When do you find yourself reading? Morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you get the chance or all the time?

I mostly find myself only doing audiobooks these days and they are an all the time kind of thing.

13. What is your best setting to read in?

Comfort, good lighting, cosy and warm and generally in silence.

14. What do you do first – Read or Watch?

I try my hardest to read first but that doesn’t always happen.

15. What form do you prefer? Audiobook, E-book or physical book?

Physical is king. The smell and the feel and to be able to gloriously display my pretties, but audiobooks have saved my sanity for all the time I spend driving.

16. Do you have a unique habit when you read?

No I’m not that interesting when I read. Maybe that’s why people don’t want to have reading dates.

17. Do book series have to match?

Yes. It kills me when they don’t. Bookshelves are to look perfect as can be.



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Top Ten Tuesday – Surprising Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish, but has now been taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books That Surprised Me

Now because I have had some good ad bad surprises I am going to include both! The books are not really in any sort of order.

Good Surprises

1. Wild by Cheryl Strayed. This was so surprising for me. I don’t normally do autobiographies but I adored this book. This is a theme for my first three books actually. All autobiographies and I loved.

2. You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day. Other than being a good story I think the way she did the audiobook is what really won me over.

3. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin. SUCH an interesting story. Really based on these three books I should give more of a chance to autobiographies since apparently I like them.





4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Granted some of my surprise was gone for this one because I knew one was coming, but I didn’t expect that.

5. Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I know I have put this on a few of these lists but I am still so surprised by how much I liked it. I am so looking forward to the movie!






Bad Surprises

6. Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction. I don’t know what I was expecting but. . . It wasn’t that.

7. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead. After falling head over heals in love with her VA series I was very sad to find how little I was into this one.

8. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. Everyone else seemed to loved this but I was so surprised by how much the writing irritated me.





9. Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng. The amount of dislike I felt for this book still surprises me since everyone else seems to love it.

10. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly. It still upsets me how little I liked this book.






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Top Ten Tuesday – In One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Read In One Sitting

Now I don’t know if I read all of these in one sitting the first time, and some of them I probably took naps or snacks in but basically was just a disgusting mess until I finished them.

1. On the Jellicoe Road By Melina Marchetta. Really at this point I think you guys expect to see this book on every list.

2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Not the first time, but I have done it before.

3. Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. Every single one of them. There was like a week there when I just smashed through all the books.

4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I smashed the audiobook of this.





5. Losing it by Cora Carmack. Romance books are the easiest to do in one sitting.

6. Beautiful Mess by Lucy V. Morgan.

7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I know I got through this in a day because I actually borrowed this book from my cousin and I wanted to make sure I finished it before I left the state.





8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. So short and so good.

9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I flew through this little shortie.

10. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. I got through it in one sitting because I had the event and I wanted to actually have read it before going.





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Top Ten Tuesday – Autumn TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books On My Autumn TBR

Most of the books on this weeks list are ones publishers have sent me and I still haven’t read. Hopefully I snap out of my seemingly endless reading slump soon and I can actually get to them since a few of these are making a second if not third appearance on a TBR list.

1. Vigilante by Kady Cross. I can to read this one by next week!

2. The Impossible Story of Olive In Love by Tonya Alexandra. Super excited to get into this one.

3. Four Weeks Five People by Jennifer Yu.

4. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes. Now we begin the list of things that have made more than one appearance on this list….





5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

6. Broken Sky by L.A. Weatherly.

7. Witches Kiss by Katharine Corr.





8. Demon Road by Derek Landy.

9. Heartless by Marissa Meyer. Finally one I want to read just for me! I want to read so so badly…

10. Eldest by Christopher Paolini. Bit of a cheat since I am currently doing the first one but as of right now I am enjoying it enough to pick up the next.





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Feral Friday – Distractions

Hello friends! Today I am here to rant to you about my really bad procrastination habit!

Now let me take you on a journey on how my last week has been.

Over last weekend started with me actually being super productive. I had a tone of reviews I needed to write up and I nearly got all of them done, I also got a couple of videos filmed and pretty much completely edited. I was feeling bloody fantastic.

While I was doing all this writing and editing I was watching random things from youtube, as I like to do. While I work better without the TV on, I cannot work as long. I go a bit crazy. This though ended up being the downfall of my super productivity though as I discovered a series of gaming videos (yes I get a pleasure from watching others play games, its the thing I did most with my brother), and when they ended this started a deep burning desire to play said game.

So I went out and bought this still very early game with series glitches so that I can to play.

I have spent about 17 hours on in this week as well as going to work and not being home at all on Tuesday.

The fact that its glitchy means it takes me a very long time to doing anything in game, I died a lot (Im really bad at gaming guys) and this means I had to keep starting over, and so many other things just kept me in this world instead of blogging or reading.

I don’t seem to be able to play while all three of my housemates are on the computer though so perhaps the weekend will be productive for me again. I have been averaging an audio book a week lately but the latest one I am listening too is much longer than the others so I really want to at least get through a short book to keep me motivated. Perhaps I will set goals for my bad distracting gaming habit. Finish a book, get to play. Set up a week of posts, get to play. I suppose I shall see how I go.

I would like to point out that this happens with lots of things with me, not just gaming. I get obsessive super easily.

How about you guys, do you have this issue too? Or other annoying habits you know you should drop to do something more productive? Let me know!



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Thursday Tags – Inside Out Book Tag


This book tag was started by Kristina Horner and its based off the movie Inside Out. Its pretty simple, just put a book along with each one of the emotions represented in the movie! Lets get started:

1377087942onthejellicoeroadcoverJoy – Which book brings you the most joy?

Would it even be a list if I didn’t sneak On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta onto it? While this book made me feel a lot more things than just joy, it was actually pretty depressing, but the fact I have it in my life brings me joy so I give this spot to it.


Mockingjay_novelSadness – Which book made you cry the hardest?

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. This one surpassed tears and just left me a hollow mess just standing in the shower trying to wash away the whatever this book did to me.


everything-i-never-told-you-original-imae2ffkwzr5r57xAnger – What book pissed you off?

Hands down this spot goes to Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. People say that its great because the characters are flawed and they are human, but these people had no good qualities. Why the hell would I want to read about people like that? You can be real but still have something good about them. ANYTHING.

Ava-lavender_march.pngFear – What book scared you more than anything?

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrorws of Ava Lavender. I loved this book, and it is not a horror, but despite the fact I knew where it was going I was so afraid to get there to the point I could only read the book 20 pages at a time and had to keep putting it down.


americangods_visual_05Disgust – What book grossed you out the most?

I don’t really get grossed out by books that much, so I think I am going to have to go with American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It wasn’t so much ‘gross’ but I was a bit disturbed by some of the things in this book to start with like a man being absorbed up a woman’s vagina until I got used to random things like that.



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Top Ten Tuesday – Loved But Not Reviewed


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Loved But I Didn’t Review

So many. Just so so many. I am catching up on my review list though! I decided to leave off ones I have written a review for but just haven’t posted it yet.

1. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder. I have not read on with this series because I wanted to do this review first. Its one of my favourites but I still haven’t done it!

2. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This one is the same as the above. I need to hurry the hell up.

3. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I think I read this just before or just as I was starting to blog so it got missed over but I would love to read it again and give it a review because people don’t seem to talk about it as much as they should.

4. Nana by Ai Yazawa. This one is ot entirely my fault. I have notes for most of them but I lost my notes for the first four volumes somehow so I have to go through them again.

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5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. :\

6. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. :(

7. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. D’:

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8. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I have no idea why didn’t review this book but at this point I might as well just read it again because I don’t remember it well enough.

9. Child Of The Prophecy by Juliet Marillier. I really regret not reviewing this book straight away, its going to be hard to review it after letting it set for awhile.

10. Blue Spring Ride by Io Sakisaka. I think this one missed out on a review because I was not home when I read it. Oh well I will just have to read it again :D

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I HAD To Buy But Haven’t Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Books I HAD To Buy But I Still Haven’t Read

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This book gets top place because I have two copies!

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I have both books.

3. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I have all of this series.

4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I have the second book too! I don’t feel so bad about this one though because I know I will like it when I get to it.

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5. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes. I read like the first two pages and then put it down because I loved it and didn’t have time to do it at the time.

6. Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas.

7. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

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8. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Yep…

9. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I have read like one story from this giant thing.

10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Started and then put down because I am reading another scifi book at the same time and it was getting confusing.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Loved Less Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would


1. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. I loved the show so I thought I would like more details. It didn’t go the way I wanted.

2. Soundless by Richelle Mead. I was sooo excited for this book. It had so much potential.

3. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. It still shocks me that this one gets so many positive reviews.

4.  The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead. While I was sort of prepared for a not the best ending, I still had the highest of hopes.

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5. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Becky Albertalli. I had heard so many good things and it just didn’t reach all of them for me.

6. Looking for Alaska by John Green. Ok, not the best and not really up to how crazy people are about it. For me anyway.


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8. Half Bad by Sally Green. Again, it sounded like the best thing ever.

9. His Dark Materials Series by Philip Pullman. This was a hype one for me. I get why others liked it, but it just didn’t reach that level for me.

10.Across the Universe by Beth Revis. More hype. I went in expecting so much.

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Thursday Tags – Totally Should’ve


Welcome to another Thursday Tags. This weeks tag was created by the wonderful Emma of emmabooks.

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

I am not going to touch this because good things should be left alone. We all know things that have been ruined because they get dragged out,

2. Totally should’ve had a spin off series

I know I have answered this before, but I can’t for the life of me think of one…

3. An author who totally should write more books

Leslye Walton who wrote The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. That book was amazing. Please write more.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

Nana K from Nana by Ai Yazawa. I had a rant about this last week.

5. Totally should’ve ended differently

Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The whole direction in which the plot went should be changed. The deaths can still be the same, but like the big big thing needs to go.

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

Not franchise by I think I would like All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven would be a good movie.

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t really need to go into why I don’t think.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

I don’t think I can of a book or series that would have been better with just the one point of view.

9. Totally should have a cover change

Any VA or Bloodlines books by Richelle Mead. I know VA got a cover change but they still weren’t any good.

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Even though I didn’t like it this series looked stunning until they changed the covers.

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Where She Went sort of ruined it for me (even though I liked it) I try to think of it as a separate thing altogether.




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