The Fall Time, Cosy Time Tag

Hello everybody! Today, since it’s starting to feel really autumnal to me now it’s October, I’ve decided to do the Fall Time, Cosy Time Tag, which I’ve wanted to do ever since I first saw it on Laura’s booktube. Onto the post!


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Would You Rather? (Bookworm Edition)

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be playing the bookworm edition of Would You Rather, which I found on Chrikaru. Onto the post!


1. Would you rather have a friend who loses your books, or one who dog-ears them?

One who dog ears them. A slightly scruffy book is a hell of a lot better than no book at all.

2. Would you rather secretly love a book everyone else hates, or secretly hate a book everyone else loves?

I’ve done the second (I really didn’t enjoy what was one of the most hyped books of 2017) and it’s not that hard to keep quiet about because I don’t like talking about hating books much anyway so I’d definitely say that.

3. Would you rather be stuck on a very long plane or train ride without a book?

I don’t really take a lot of either. Probably a train journey because I struggle to read on those anyway due to motion sickness, plus they’re usually shorter.

4. Would you rather have dinner with your favorite author or your favorite character?

I don’t really have just one of either, but I think I’d say author as I could learn all about their worlds from the people who created them and learn so much. Also, I know one of the people I’d consider a favourite author (Holly Smale) is absolutely hilarious and has amazing anecdotes after seeing her at Edinburgh Book Festival so she’d be a brilliant dinner companion!

5. Would you rather date a character you have a crush on or your crush from real life?

A book crush, because no real human could ever be as wonderful and romantic as Nick (aka Liom Boy) from the Geek Girl series.

6. Would you rather have your favorite book turned into a movie, or your favorite movie turned into a book?

I really don’t think Pretty in Pink would work in book format (you’d be robbed of the utter joy that is the Try a Little Tenderness scene, for a start), so I’d much rather see a book I consider a favourite adapted to screen. Very, very carefully, obviously, because my preciouses deserve only the best.

7. Would you rather read a book with an annoying cliffhanger, or one where your favorite character is killed off?

I do often cry when characters die, but I’d rather that than a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers irk me till the next book arrives (or worse still, forever, in the case of standalones with abrupt endings).

8. Would you rather lose the ability to read any new books, or the ability to reread books you’ve already read?

While I’d hate to not be able to reread favourites, I’d go for reading new releases because amazing books are released pretty much every week and I’d hate not to be able to read the ones that interest me.

9. Would you rather live in a library or a bookstore?

Probably a library, because I know that between my local library and nearest bookshop, the library comes out much better when you compare the comfy seating options.

10. Would you rather lose your place or get a paper cut every time you read a book?

Lose my place. I drop books a lot so I’m quite used to needing to find it and keeping track of roughly where I am.

11. Would you rather have to always read in the dark, or always read books with tiny text?

I’d really struggle with either because I have atrocious eyesight, but I suppose tiny text.

12. Would you rather read by a fireplace, or on the beach?

By a fireplace, on a nice comfy couch with a blanket and golden retriever for company.


Would you agree with my choices, or go for the other option? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy x

My Most Anticipated September-October Releases

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about the books I’m most excited for in September and October, even though I’ve made a little bit of a mess of my scheduling and the September releases will all be out already 🙈. Onto the books!


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August Reviews 2018

Hello everybody! Today, I`m going to be sharing my reviews for all of the books I read in August, which was a pretty great reading month even though it was my worst of the year so far in terms of quantity. Onto the post!


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The Panic! At the Disco Book Tag

Hello everybody! In the last few months, I’ve become a big fan of Panic! at the Disco and today, I’m going to be doing a book tag themed around some of their songs, which I was tagged for by its creator Jess. Onto the post!


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Q and A: Books, Dynasty, Game Shows and More…

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be be answering some Q and A questions that I collected on Twitter a few months ago! Onto the post!


If you could put yourself into a Disney film, which would it be and why?

If my balance wasn’t so poor that stepping outside in icy/snowy conditions is really difficult, it’d be Frozen so Olaf could be my bestie. But as it is, my second choice would be Tangled because I love all those characters a lot and their palace is STUNNING. Yes please to putple and gold colour schemes 😍

Favourite underrated book / book you don’t see enough people talking about?

Boy in the Tower. It is sublime, and nowhere near as popular as it deserves to be.

Maybe not a question but a challenge. What hogwarts houses do you think your favourite book’s characters would belong in and why?

I’ll do this for Geek Girl:

Harriet: Ravenclaw (loves learning new things and is super intelligent)

Toby: Ravenclaw (same reasons as Harriet)

Nick: Gryffindor (he fits the profile in my eyes, and is literally nicknamed Lion Boy)

Richard: Hufflepuff

Annabel: Slytherin (I was torn for Annabel! I think she’s a Slytherpuff- she has attributes of both houses)

Nat: Slytherin (this is the one I’m most certain of- Nat feels like SUCH a Slytherin)

Wilbur: Hufflepuff

How does it feel to be an award winning blogger and what are your plans next? (World domination?)/ How did it feel being nominated for and winning a blogger award?

Being nominated was a huge surprise, and I was very pleased, while also reminding myself that the chances of me winning were slim to none. I was out for dinner the night it was announced, and I was absolutely baffled as to why my Twitter had went so mad while I was out. Again, it was a huge shock, and I was so overcome I burst into tears. I half expected a message telling me there’d been a miscount for days (I still am even now, to be honest.

What book inspired your love of reading?

One of the first books I remember really loving was Princess Mirror-Belle, so I think I’ll say that.

Are there any books you’re excited for the release of?

Other than the ones mentioned in my Anticipated Releases for July and August, I’m super excited for the 7th Murder Most Unladylike mystery, and the seuqel to Nevermoor, which both come out in October I think.

What were some of your favourite books to read growing up?

There’s another similar-but-different question later on, so I’ll answer this with Pony Club Secrets. Waiting on the new books releasing was so exciting, and I always read them the day I got my hands on them. I’ve reread them so many times I could tell you the plots by heart, even now.

If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

I think it would have to be Geek Girl. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, the characters bring me so much joy and I can always find something new to love even though I’ve read it like a thousand times and know it like the back of my hand (I can genuinely quote chunks of dialogue from the first one)

What other hobbies do you have apart from reading and blogging/ What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t reading?

Watching TV or films, spending too much time on Twitter and listening to music. And eating, if eating counts?

Top 10 all time favourite George Ezra and Into The Ark songs?

I’m doing this as two top 5s, because mixing the two hurts my heart.

George Ezra- Shotgun, Drawing Board, Breakaway, Sugarcoat, Get Lonely With Me

Into the Ark- Money or the Girl, Not a One, My Heart Goes, Caroline, Underneath the Sun.

Top 10 fave Disney/Disney Pixar characters?

Basically this list, if I’m honest. Some humans I love are Elsa, Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder (sorry Aimee, I couldn’t order them because this was SO HARD and I just couldn’t). I can do a top 3 of all time though: Olaf, Stitch and Nick Wilde.

Which book character do you most relate to?

I have a post planned on this theme soon (I was tagged in a tag entirely on this theme!) so as a taster, someone I mentioned in that post was Frances from Radio Silence.

Who’s your fave character on Dynasty?

I love almost everyone (unless they’re villains, obvs) but if you were to make me choose between my top 3 (Fallon, Steven, Sammy Jo), I’d have to go for Steven. He says ALL my absolute favourite lines, his relationships with Fallon and Sammy Jo are the absolute LOVELIEST, and I adore him. He does make me very frustrated with him sometimes to the point where I scream at him as I watch it. Still my fave though, and I think I love James Mackay the most of the cast too (though again, I also absolutely adore Rafael and Liz). I think I knew Steven would be my favourite from the moment we first meet him in the pilot.

Have you reread any books?

Yes, tons! I love rereading, and miss doing it often from before I blogged. The only thing I’ve reread so far this year is the Apprentice Witch, because I wanted to remind myself what happened before I read A Witch Alone, especially given the rather large gap between them.

What YA releases are you looking forward to this year?

Since I wrote my July-August anticipated at the start of July and it’ll be live before this post, I will mention one I’m excited for in September, which is Dramas of a Teenage Heiress. And Then We Collided (which my friend Rosie co-wrote) is also out that month, and if I’m getting the right inference from the synopsis I think I’ll enjoy it immensely. There’s a lot more MG I’m excited for than YA in the next few months though.

Which series did you binge-read under the age of 12?

I binged loads of Enid Blyton, the Babysitters Club, Karen McCombie books and Cathy Hopkins’s series, as well as things like the Laura Marlin Mysteries, Adventure Island and My Sister the Vampire, though I did have to wait on the last few releasing I think.

What’s your favourite dinosaur?

The really honest answer is that I don’t have one 🙈. I learnt about dinosaurs when I was in P1 or 2, which I can’t really remember as it was quite a few years ago. Let’s go for the fictional Driftosaurus from the Adventure Island series!

If one character could come to life for the day who would you pick and what would you do?

Either Nick from Geek Girl because I love himand he makes me laugh, or Ade fromBoy in the Tower so I could hug him and tell him how much of a star he is.

If you could have written any book, which would it be?

I’d LOVE to be able to plot mysteries as well as Robin Stevens, so one of her books.

Which game show would you most like to play for real?

Pointless, because it’s the one I’m best at!

Any books that inspired you to read even more/be more passionate about books?

I once fell into a rut of only rereading, and thought I’d never read something new I loved ever again. Adventure Island and the Laura Marlin Mysteries changed that.

Favourite and least favourite book cover?

My favourite book covers are Julian de Narvaez’s covers for Emma Carroll’s books, my overall favourite of which is probably In Darkling Wood. There aren’t many covers I don’t like, and those that I do are just my personal taste. I think the Babysitters Club covers are quite creepy.

If you could be any book character, who would you be and why?

I’d love to be Harriet Manners, as we’re pretty similar and I love the people around her so much. I’d also love to be Hazel Wong or Daisy Wells so I could solve mysteries! I don’t think I’m as brave or clever as them though…


What would your answers to some of these have been? Do we have any answers in common? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy x