SLAY: On Tour Blog Tour- Kim Curran’s Writing Playlist

Hello everybody! Today, I’m thrilled to be sharing a guest post from Kim Curran, author of the fantastic Slay books, about her playlist for the book as today’s stop on the blog tour for her new release Slay: On Tour! Onto the post!

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Recommending Books to Winnie the Pooh Characters | Disney Recommendations #3

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be continuing on in my Disney recommendations posts, by recommending some stories for some of the inhabitants of the One Hundred Acre Woods, which I decided to do this month to celebrate it being release month for the Christopher Robin DVD, which means I can finally see it. Onto the post!


Winnie the Pooh– when I think of Pooh Bear, the first thing that comes to mind is the sort of nostalgic, whimsical feeling the stories featuring him carry, and that’s why I think he’d lovethe Children of Castle Rock. It really reminded me of classic adventure stories by authors such as Enid Blyton, and it also has really lovely yet complex friendships, which is another of my favourite features of Winnie the Pooh: the friendships between the characters are gorgeous.

Piglet– speaking of being a good friend, I think that’s the first thing that comes to mind for Piglet- he’s a great friend to everyone around him. I love a good best friend character, and I think my favourite ever is Nat from Geek Girl. She’s not perfect and she has her own stuff going on too and she and Harriet fall out sometimes, but when Harriet needs her, Nat is always there, no matter what. She’s a wonderful character, and I’d hope Piglet would enjoy seeing someone being as good a friend as he is.

Tigger– Tigger was the other tricky one, because how does one find a book as overwhelmingly joyous as Tigger? However, I think Alex Sparrow fits the bill- they’re boisterous and full of humour and happiness, just like Tigger, and I think they’d definitely appeal to him!

Eeyore– Eeyore was the hardest one of these to get right, because I think the first thing anyone thinks of about Eeyore is his misery, and I was really struggling to think of something for that trait. But then I remembered that as part of that, Eeyore is rather a pessimist- he always expects the worst to happen, and I realised a Pinch of Magic would be perfect for him. It’s about three sisters (who have generally pretty rubbish luck) trying to break their family curse, and while I won’t say what happens I think it would benefit Eeyore to read their story.

Rabbit– Rabbit is my very favourite of the gang, mainly because I think we’re super alike in personality, so his recommendation was super easy. You Only Live Once by Jess Vallance centres on a girl called Gracie realising there’s more to life than rigid organisation and perfection, and since Rabbit’s stories often focus on this I think this book would be great for him.

Kanga and Roo– Kanga and Roo are a mother and child pairing, so for their recommendation I decided to go for the Malory Towers books, as I remember having quite a few of those read to me by my mum and dad when I was a child, and the last 2 Pamela Cox additions particularly stand out because I was read a few chapters a day while I was in hospital after brain surgery. The chapters are often quite episodic, so they worked super well for having a few chapters read to you at a time. I think they’d be perfect for Kanga and Roo to share together.


Which books would you recommend to these characters? Have you read any that I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

5 Songs I Think Would Make Great Books

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about some of the songs I think would make excellent books, which are, as I’ve noticed while typing this, mainly romance book premises- sorry not sorry, I love reading a good romance and these would be great ones! Onto the post!


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The My Life in Books Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to to be doing the My Life in Books tag, which I found on Exploration of Creation and thought would be fitting since it’s my birthday in a few days (which I have a birthday themed post for on the day). Onto the post!


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The Halloween Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m mixing up my posting schedule for the week, as I really wanted to do this post (which I found on Scorpio Book Dreams) in honour of it being Halloween today. Onto the post!


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Recommending Books to the Disney Princesses

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing a post inspired by some blog posts/Booktube videos I’ve seen recently where people recommend books to people based on their Hogwarts house or recommend books to some of the biggest YouTube stars, and I decided I wanted to do something similar for Disney characters. I’m planning for this to be a series, and I’m starting off with the Disney Princesses! Onto the post!


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Characters Disliked in Books I Enjoyed

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m going to be talking about some characters I don’t like much at all from books I like quite a bit, which was inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday from a few months ago on the opposite theme. Onto the post!


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Cassie from the Upiside of Unrequited– Cassie was so selfish, and often very mean to Molly, and I just wasn’t a fan. I felt like the minute she was in a relationship she started behaving as though she was better than her sister and didn’t have time for her anymore, and therefore I didn’t have time for Cassie.

Nic from the Blood for Blood trilogy– I liked Nic in book one before the secrets of his family were revealed and Luca started playing a bigger role in book two, but my GOD did he start to annoy me as time went on in books two and three. I found him pretty whiny and petulant, and the way he treated

Mia from All About Mia– I think I only gave this 3.5 stars, but I did enjoy a lot about it and it was only Mia herself that brought down my rating. I couldn’t understand a lot of decisions she made, and I didn’t like the way she treated her family and friends. She did grow on me a little towards the end when she bonded with her sisters more though, in fairness.

Riley from Hope– Riley is the love interest in this book, and I couldn’t get behind him and Hope as a couple at all. He reminded me of people I don’t really like in real life, and as such I couldn’t warm to him at all, and I mainly just found him annoying. I loved the book so much otherwise though, so if you pick up any of these books, please make it this one. Compared to the Upside of Unrequited, which is my other favourite of these, it’s recieved barely any attention and it deserves way more readers than it’s had. And I’d love to know if you share my thoughts on Riley when you do read it!

Hagrid from Harry Potter– I’m aware this will be quite a controversial entry, but I’m not fussed on Hagrid. I don’t think he ever did anything maliciously, I do think his heart was always in the right place, but he made some bizarre decisions that affected a lot of people, and I quite often found him overly dramatic in the way he reacted to things. There are some exceptions, such as Buckbeak’s execution, but other than those it felt like he was making many mountains out of molehills. I also don’t think he should have been allowed to teach; Professor Grubbly-Plank didn’t really get developed as a character much but I did like that she actually taught her class practical things, with the difference being she bore safety in mind. That said, the hippogriff situation was Draco’s fault mainly, so I don’t hold that against him too much!


Which characters are you not keen on from books you enjoyed? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy x