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Thursday Tags – This or That

This weeks tag I found over at Books and Babbles with the lovely Ayla! She was tagged by someone who doesn’t write in English so I stopped looking for the original post at that point. I wasn’t tagged but I shall tag anyone who wants to do the tag because that’s mostly how I come across the tags I do. Its just for the funs. Moving on~

1. Audiobook or Text Book?

This one feels hard for me right now because I much prefer text. I love the feel, the smell, and displaying all my pretties. But in terms of what I am actually reading at the moment its pretty much solely audiobooks at the moment due to the amount of time I spend in my car and being unable to really settle myself enough to sit and read a physical book. I hope to change this soon though.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

Hardback! The spines are so much safer and they are generally more likely to be the same size and fit more evenly upon my shelves. They are super hard to read when they are like 400+ pages though.

3. Fiction or Non Fiction?

Fiction for sure, though I am starting to appreciate some autobiographies.

4. Harry Potter or Twilight?

Twilight. DON’T THROW THINGS AT ME. I have to answer Twilight as I have not read Harry Potter but I have read Twilight. I am currently making my way through the first HP book!

5. Bookshop or Online?

I love the experience of going into the bookshop and finding something really good randomly, but I have to go with online. In Australia the bookstores don’t tend to have hardbacks and that’s what I want the book to be in most the time so I have to go online to get them. They are also sadly cheaper there online because even our paperbacks are bloody expensive.

6. Standalone or Trilogy?

I think I have to go with standalone. You can easily make one book bloody amazing and while I may want more but I can be happy with what I got. I may get more with a trilogy but quite often the last book is a let down or the story goes on too long or there is something that puts a damper on the whole story.

7. Sweet and Short or Heavy and Long?

Oh god this is so hard. How long and heavy are we talking? Are we talking GoT heavy and long? Because then I would definitely go with sweet and short. But then I don’t really like novellas. Hmmmm. . .  Short and sweet then. Why are you doing this to me?

8. Cosy Read or Reading in the Sun?

When I enter the sun I turn into a tomato that has been grilled so I must go with cosy read! I want to be in bed and under a blanket with my cat for maximum cosy.

9. Hot Chocolate or Coffee?

Hot chocolate! Coffee makes me vomit :D

 

 

Till Next Time. . .

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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.

 

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Thursday Tags – Inside Out Book Tag

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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.

 

 

Till Next Time….

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Thursday Tags – Totally Should’ve

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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.

 

 

 

Till Next Time. . .

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Thursday Tags – 25 Bookish Facts About Me

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With the changes and more content I am trying to add to my blog I have decided that I must have more Tags! I love watching and reading them on other peoples channels/blogs so why not? So without further adieu, welcome to Thursday Tags <3

Sadly, the original video for this tag has been taken down so I cannot link you back to its parent D: This weeks topic is:

25 Bookish Facts About Me

hobbit1. The first serious book that was ever read to me as a child was The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. This started the love of reading.

2. I do pretty much all my reading laying down in bed. I find sitting in a chair gets uncomfortable quite quickly.

3. I often loose feeling in my left hand (my main book holding hand) while reading.

4. I seem to buy more books when I am in a reading slump or have to take a break from reading for awhile.

5. Picking an edition of a series/book can sometimes cause me serious stress. I want them to match, I want any future things that relate to match. Do I want to get the hardbacks or will the paperback do?

1377087942onthejellicoeroadcover6. My favourite book of all time is On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, but I am not really able to sum up enough words to tell people about it in day to day life.

7. I really enjoy reading graphic novels and manga, but feel guilty when I do and add them to my goodreads reading goal challenge.

8. I am dyslexic and it took me a super long time, I think it was year 3 or even 4, before I could read with any form of confidence. I still can’t spell haha.

9. After getting over my dyslexic stress, the series that got me into reading was the Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda. I have been thinking about doing them again to re-live that feeling I got when I flew through them.

10. I still have not read Harry Potter, despite owning a box set and the first illustrated book.

WP_20160229_00111. I don’t tend to read a lot of Science Fiction books. I find I look down on the idea of them but then the majority of the ones I have read I really enjoy.

12. I don’t like getting books from second hand stores or Book Outlet because I like my books to look perfect these days, and the cracked spines or the lines on the pages that are found on most Book Outlet books really bothers me.

13. My go to place to buy books is the Book Depository. But Australia is looking to add tax to all things brought in from overseas to try and make people buy from within, and this will seriously mess with my book buying.

14. I only buy books from a physical store like QBD if it is a series on super sale, or if its a book I don’t think I will care too much about because they barely ever sell hardcovers.

15. I judge books by their covers all the time. If there is a book I like the sound of and it doesn’t have a nice cover, I will put off buying it over prettier ones. Specially if its a series.

bookcase 216. I constantly get up and touch the books on my bookcase.

17. I smell my books while I read them. Once in a bit, generally after I have put it down or have just bought the book, I take a good ol’ sniff.

18. I love audio books because I spend a great deal of my time in my car at the moment.

19. The books that got me back into reading after a slump between primary school and hight school were the Twilight books.

20. Other than a couple of family members who I talk with sometimes, I have no one in my everyday life like a friend who I can talk about books with. Its is one of my main goals in life to get a reading friend who will just come over to my house, or I go to theirs and we literally just ignore each other and read in the others company. My idea of a perfect date day.

vk wall21. When I am in a reading slump, I love to reread books.

22. I as a general rule do not lend out my books. I barely let people touch my shelves.

23. I have a kindle and I love it, but I prefer physical copies and seem to be able to read them faster.

24. Despite the fact I am turning 24 in August this year, I generally prefer to read YA books. I find them easier to get through than adult books, but I find that the adult books I read are of more quality.

25. I have a wardrobe door made up from Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino manga pages. I plan on doing a Nana by Ai Yazawa one as well.

 

Till Next Time…

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Thursday Tags – Creatures of the Night

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This tag was created by the wonderful BookTuber Kat from Katytastic. Since it is so close to Halloween I thought it would be a good thing to do. It pretty much highlights books with all kinds of spooky and supernatural creatures! Check out Kat’s original video here. Lets get started shall we?

 

1. Vampires

I am going to go with a double one for this because I have read a lot of vampire books. For the YA answer I am choosing Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. I think we all know how I feel about Adrian. Then for an adult romance books I am picking A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley. Oh Dominic, I want you.

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2. Werewolves

Do I read werewolf books? I feel like I have but I cannot really think of any at all. Cause of that, I will be going with New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.

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3. Zombie

I hate zombies. I bloody hate them. I think they are the most boring thing ever, so there are really no books were zombies are a huge feature other than what people are kind of running away from. So, for this section I will be going with  The Passage by Justin Cronin. They are not really zombies, more of a failed human testing thing taking over the world, but thats the closest thing I got.

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4. Ghost

A topic I haven’t read much from because I feel like it has huge potential to be horrible, but I guess I should let that go and pick up more paranormal. I pick Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar.

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5. Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

.For this I am going to highlight Magnus from City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. He is an awesome Warlock.

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6. Fae/Fairy

I need to read more in this topic. I want to. I am reading a book at the moment where the main character is fae but I don’t like it so much so I am not going to pick it. Instead I am going to pick a book where the fae are kind of a secondary character, and go with Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. Fae are supposed to be scary and evil in my opinion. Their world is on another level to ours so of course they wouldn’t treat things the same.

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7. Demon

I am going to do something a little different from what I have seen before and pick Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey. I suggest reading past this book because the second one was better, but this world is filled with all kinds lore. Our main character is a hell spawn and then we also have the sexy sexy ghoul Stafan.

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8. Angel

This is another topic that I haven’t really read much of so I only have one choice to go with and that is Fallen by Lauren Kate. Daniel is boring but Arriane was awesome.

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9. Alien

I haven’t read more than one book with this topic but it doesn’t matter cause this book would win no matter anyway. I pick The Host by Stephenie Meyer. This is one of my all time favourites. I think I need to read it again soon actually.

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10. Super-powered Human

So many choices I had for this, fantasy is my thing. After much umming and ahhhing I have chosen to go with The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee. I chose this one because it gives you different perspectives and different powers. It was also awesome :)

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And that ends the tag. I am not going to tag anyone but if you choose to do it please link me so I can see everyones answer to the questions.

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Till Next Time…