The Not Good Enough Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Not Good Enough Tag, which Charlotte did the other day. The idea is to write down 30 characters, pick random pairs and then decide which one of them would be best for each of the prompts- it was SO much fun to do. Onto the post!

1. You have only one spot left on your spelling bee team – who do you pick?

Peeta Mellark and Aline Penhallow- I feel like both of those of these would be pretty decent at this, so I’ll go with Aline on the basis that I like her more.

2. Both characters want to kill you, which one would you kill first so you have a better chance of surviving?

Zara Dearborn and Morrigan Crow- definitely Zara. She’s deceptively dangerous for someone who is so utterly stupid, and it’d honestly be a pleasure to eradicate her from the planet. I HATED her when I read the Dark Artifices last month.

3. You’re on the bachelor / bachelorette and you’re down to these two characters, which one are you going to give your rose to?

Inspector Priestly (of Murder Most Unladylike fame) and Robin Cooper (who is from the brilliant upcoming book BOY QUEEN)- I love you Robin, but Inspector Priestly gets my rose hands down, every time.

4. You’ve been chosen for The Hunger Games, who would most likely volunteer in your place?

David (Truly Devious) and Daisy Wells- definitely Daisy! She’d probably win, as well.

5. You’re stranded on an island. Which character would you sacrifice to engage in cannibalism?

Tanya Fairchild and Darrell Rivers- I like both very much and also, like Charlotte, wouldn’t eat someone, so neither.

6. You’re the next DC/ Marvel superhero (with your own TV show of course). Who is your sidekick?

Echo Quickthorn (main character of ECHO QUICKTHORN AND THE GREAT BEYOND, which is out July 23rd and I’m really enjoying at the time of writing!) And Angelique Squerr- this is so hard but I think Angelique would be a superhero in her own right, so I’ll go for Echo.

7. You’re the manager of an avocado admiring company. Who would you fire for lack of communication skills?

Cruella de Vil and Harriet Manners- now, I’ll admit Harriet doesn’t have very good communication skills, but Cruella de Vil. I could NEVER fire Harriet, and I’d want rid of Cruella for being so cruel to dogs anyway.

8. You’ve just finished a book in which your favourite character dies, which character is most likely to comfort you?

Annabel Manners and Jupiter North- I ADORE Annabel, but she’s not really the comforting people type so I think it has to be Jupiter (who I also love a lot!)

9. Ugh, it’s high school. Who would most likely be part of the popular clique?

Felix Mountfitchet and Gemma (from Gemma’s Not Sure)- definitely Felix, he’s so charming and he’d just fit right in.

10. The day has arrived: you’re finally a year older. Who would have the nerve to forget your birthday?

Hermione Granger and Nick Hidaka- I hate to say it because I love him, but Nick. He doesn’t forget Harriet’s birthday, but he does ruin coming to see her so he’s got prior.

11. You’ve just found an upcoming booktube star? Who would it most likely be?

Raphael Santiago and Evelyn (The Light Between World)- Raphael wouldn’t put himself on the Internet if you paid him, so I guess Evie? But I don’t feel like it’s really her vibe either.

12. Sleepover time! Unfortunately you can only invite one person, who would you invite?

Harry Potter and Hagrid- god, both sound a bit grim tbh. I guess Harry? He IS very funny to be fair. I’m not a Hagrid fan at all.

13. Bam, you’re pregnant. Who’s the father / mother?

Simon Spier and Jem Carstairs- ahhh this is so hard because I love both of them in their canon couples SO much. Jem though, I think.

14. You’ve just written a super-important text. Who would ‘see’ it but not reply?

Ezra Squall and Jamie (If I Never Met You)- I think Ezra would definitely do this! Although in all honesty so would Jamie, probably.

15. You’ve just woken up and it’s time for breakfast. Your mum’s been replaced by … who?

Emma Carstairs and Belle (Beauty and the Beast, yes I know it’s a film and not a book but I was tired when I wrote these out so I’m keeping it!)- honestly neither, but Emma. She’s very good at being a maternal figure to the Blackthorn kids throughout the Dark Artifices even though she’s so young.

Would you have made the same choices as me for these? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

The #BookternetGivesBack All Stars Challenge

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing the #BookternetGivesBack challenge, which was created by Rachael-Marie to raise money for COVID-19 relief funds and which I saw on my lovely friend Ross’s blog. The idea is to go through the list of popular books in the bookish community, and talk about whether you’ve read and why/why not. Onto the post!

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The Cake Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Cake Book Tag, which I found on Charlotte’s blog ages ago and have been meaning to do ever since. Onto the post!

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The Testing My Memory Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Testing My Memory tag, which I found on Charlotte’s blog, and had so much fun doing. Onto the post!

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The One Tree Hill Book Tag

Hello everybody! At the end of last year I fell in love with a show, to the point that when I finished it in January I immediately started rewatching it. As you’ll likely have guessed from the title, this show was One Tree Hill, and since I’m coming to the end of my rewatch very soon I thought it would be fun todo the book tag I found based on the show, which also contains my opinions about the characters mentioned in the prompts for extra fun! Onto the post!

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m finally getting round to doing the Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag, which I was tagged for by Charlotte ages ago and have been looking forward to doing ever since, thank you for tagging me Charlotte! Onto the post!

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The What Makes Me Pick Up a Book? Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the first tag I’ve done in absolutely AGES, which is Charlotte’s What Makes Me Pick Up a Book? tag. Onto the post!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post (two in one week, my goodness I’m getting back on track, touch wood!) And this time I’m answering the questions Lily set me in the Sunshine Blogger Award. Onto the post!


1. Do you judge a book by it’s cover?

I’ve been trying to do this less, but from time to time, absolutely I do. I’m such a magpie; shiny things are like catnip for me!

2. What marginalized rep would you most strongly like to see more of in books?

More disability rep would be fantastic, because currently there is PRECIOUS little. I’d particularly appreciate it if I could see some characters who use walking sticks that aren’t either villains or elderly. Like even just one person would be an improvement!!

3. Which trope can you not live without and which trope needs to get in the sea?

The trope of people with walking sticks being evil has popped up far too much recently, and that can most definitely get in the sea. I also hate the whole boy comes along and cures a girl who is ill thing. It’s irritating and inaccurate and frankly unnecessary. Judge me all you like, but I bloody love a love triangle. They’re so fun!!

4. Would you rather read a great plot with mediocre characters, or a boring plot with amazing characters?

The boring plot with amazing characters! If I don’t like the characters, I almost certainly won’t enjoy a book. Which is why I don’t generally get on great with things that have unlikable narrators!

5. Contemporary, Historical, Dystopian or Fantasy you can only read one setting for a year what would you pick?

This is IMPOSSIBLE. Dystopian is obvs discounted, but I really love the other three. I’d probably go for fantasy.

6. Which actor (or literary character) would play you in a film of your life and why?

Oh God, I don’t know. I don’t really think I look like any actors? And they’d need to be Scottish, which narrows things down even further. Anyone got any suggestions…?

7. Which writer/author would you want to adapt the screenplay of your life story?

Holly Smale, hands down. She’s got a dead similar sense of humour and to be honest I’m so like Harriet Manners, it’d be a breeze for her!

8. Inspired by the old movie The Day After Tomorrow, An apocalyptic event has occurred and you are taking shelter in a vast public library. If you don’t burn books you will die, what will you burn whilst waiting for rescue and what would you fight to the death to preserve for the future of mankind?

I’d burn all the thick ones, because occasionally I’m actually sensible and I’d rather not die. Inkheart would be quite a good choice maybe given it’s quite long and I didn’t really like it? I don’t really know what I’d want to preserve. If I’m honest, I’d be selfish and preserve as many of my favourites as possible probably.

9. Gilmore Girls- Team Dean, Jess, Logan or otherwise?

Team Jess ALL the way. I watched Gilmore Girls primarily because I already fancied Milo Ventimiglia so it was kind of inevitable really!

10. Which book/series do you think would make the best screen adaptation?

If they didn’t make an utter mess of it, I’d honestly die for an adaptation of the MMU books. I think I’d genuinely lose my mind if I ever got one!

11. What book would you recommend to me to read most of all?

I’m assuming this means you personally Lily? And if that’s the case Polar Bear Explorers’ Club because I’ve wanted you to read it for AGES and I’m so sure you’ll like it.

I’m not going to write any questions, but if anyone fancies doing these ones please feel free, and I’d love to hear what you think of my answers in the comments!

Amy x

2019 End of Year Book Survey

Happy new year everybody! Today, for my first post of the year I’m going to be doing the End of Year Book Survey for 2019, and it’s been such a joy writing this. Thank you so much to all the authors who wrote the books in here and all the others I’ve read this year because you’re all amazing and I feel so lucky that I get to read your words. Now, onto the post!

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