Tag | Rapid Fire Book Tag

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Who doesn’t love a good book tag?! It’s been such a long time since I have participated in any sort of tag at all. I have forgotten how fun they are! I would like to thank icebreaker694 for tagging me to do this Book Tag!

EBOOKS OR PHYSICAL BOOKS?

I am definitely more a physical book kind of reader. As convenient and easy ebooks are to have around, it just seems that it takes me longer to read the book.

As weird as it sounds, I kind of like flicking through the pages, and smelling the books. It’s also a bit more personal, I feel than that of an ebook.

PAPERBACK OR HARDBACK?

Either one is great. Paperbacks are just easier to have and are cheaper to buy. But, I also like hardback because their covers are just oh so lovely! However, they are so expensive and quite heavy to have in your bag, if you’re a reader like me who doesn’t leave the house without a book.

ONLINE OR IN-STORE BOOK SHOPPING?

Both! I love buying books online and in-store. What I often do is order or reserve a book online and make the trip to the local store to collect it. There’s always a promo online which I can redeem even though I pay for the book in-store. Which is amazing! Also, I just love walking around the bookshop and touching all the books I could buy, but wont because I don’t have the money.

Online shopping is convenient, especially if you’re looking for a bargain – and if you don’t have a bookstore nearby. But, I love shopping in-store too. Because who doesn’t like being surrounded by books.

TRILOGIES OR SERIES?

Trilogies. Sometimes, if the series is too long I tend to lose interest.

HEROES OR VILLAINS

Honestly. Either, really. I’m more partial towards some of the minor characters at times.

A BOOK YOU WANT EVERYONE TO READ

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Everyone who reads my blog will probably be sick of seeing The Night Circus all the time! But, GUYS READ IT!!!!

RECOMMEND AN UNDERRATED BOOK

img_0049I think Em Bailey’s two novels are quite underrated, I really enjoyed them and they are well written books with great characters and interesting plots! Go check her novels, Shift and The Special Ones out! Continue reading

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Hello lovely readers!

For 2017 I have decided that I will be joining in more book related challenges, to spice things up a bit in this awfully boring blog of mine! I have been scouring the internet for challenges, and this is the first one that popped up. So I thought, I’ll give it a go!

If you have read my previous blog post Ramblings | Goals for 2017 – you would know that I am planning on tackling my ever growing TBR pile! and this challenge is perfect in helping zero in on which ones I could read first!

This challenge is being hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book. You too can sign up to join the challenge!

The Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

**The following information has been taken directly from EscapewithDollycas

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2017
your bowls must be full of one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

The Rules

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017.

You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.You do not need to link up each spoonful.

Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!

It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet. You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

OR

B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A –All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr B-Broken Sky by L.A. Weatherly  etc.

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??

Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!2017-alphabet-soup-button

Non-bloggers you can join too! You can set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track! Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.


I will be putting up a new Page just for Challenges and will link it up here shortly!

 

The Entertainer Blogger Award

I was tagged/nominated by Shanayah @ The Scarlet Bookkeeper for this award, and I would like to thank her for doing so!!

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The rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer these questions down below!

Questions!

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I started blogging because I was bored, and I wanted to do something with my free time.

No, the reason behind I started blogging was I wanted to share my revision resources when I was studying for my A-Levels, so I started at Blogger – but then deleted the account and moved on to Tumblr (where I still have the blog, but no longer actively updating). But, last summer I started reading book blogs, and I was blown away by the community and the people who have dedicated their blogs solely on books – so I was inspired, and I transformed my personal blog to a book blog and here we are today!

I am writing my book reviews, and sharing my opinions and which books I am currently reading! It has been so far, and I hope to grow more as a blogger!

What is your favourite book?

My favourite book as of now is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! It is such a wonderful book about magic and friendship and love and loyalty! I loved how engaging it was and how wonderfully written the novel is!

As for my all time favourite book – I would go for the Harry Potter series, of course (who did not see this one coming?)

What do you dislike most?

A very vague question – this could be literally about anything and everything. But we’ll continue with the bookish theme so…

I dislike it most when people speak to me whilst I am clearly holding a book and reading from said book – there is nothing more annoying than being interrupted from my reading, especially when I am in the zone!

What is your favourite food item from the mall?

Well, when I am working – I always buy some sort of caffeinated drink from the Café Nero inside Waterstone’s or from Costa, because working in retail drains all of my energy.

What is your favourite past time?

Reading and/or sleeping – I have become a very introverted person who stays at home and does nothing but sleep, eat and read. As much as I want to be out there drinking and enjoying my youth, ’tis simply not me!

So, reading is obviously my favourite past time – alongside napping and eating 😄


For this award, I am going to tag the following bloggers:

Emma @ The Book Crunch / icebreaker694 / Lashaan and Trang @ Bookidote / mugglebooks / MsCarrowl / Poppy @ Poppys Best of Books / Cozy Bear Book Review / Jorlene @ Page Chronicles / Books Beat / Book Haunt/ Leigh-Ann @ Bookster Blurbs / Jam @ Heartscent Reads

Tags | Reading Habits

Hello lovely readers,

This tag is created by TheBookJazz which you can view the video here.

I was watching numerous BookTubers lately, and this is the one tag that caught my attention and thought of doing the tag but with my blog instead of a video – by no means am I the first one to have made a blog post with this tag, there are numerous book bloggers who have done the tag as well.

In this tag, you are supposed to answer a number of questions that concerns your reading habits. I thought this is a brilliant tag to do – so here I am writing a blog post about it. Continue reading

Tags | This or That Book Tag

Hello!

I’ve been tagged by Emma Jane from The Book Crunch to do this tag, thank you for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks)
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • Choose one of the options
  • Tag 10 other people to do this tag and spread the love!

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Tags | Burn, Rewrite or Reread

Hello fellow bibliophiles, book bloggers and internet dwellers!

I cannot believe that it is already the month of May! Where has the time gone?

I have been meaning to do this tag for quite a while now, and it should have been done eons ago. I have been tagged by the lovely Emma-Jane from The Book Crunch, I would like to thank her for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Randomly choose three books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads read shelf).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you complete three rounds (or five).

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Tags | 3 Days, 3 Quotes

Hello lovelies,

I am back with the last quote for this tag, thanks agains Emma-Jane from The Book Crunch for tagging me!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

For the final quote I think it best that we go for a classic quote and one of my favourites…

Quote #3

Not all those who wander are lost

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the best authors that has ever lived, and is also the author of my favourite Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings. This quote in itself is something insightful and inspirational, telling us that it’s okay for us to take our time reaching our goals (or it is how I interpret it).

I am tagging:

That is all folks.

Nielle xx