Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Library Loves tag, which I was tagged for by its creator Jess. If you’d like to learn more about Library Loves, you can watch her video about it here. Onto the post!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Wonderstruck book tag, because I love Taylor Swift so much right now (and always tbh) and I just really fancied it, especially since the lyric in the title comes from one of my ABSOLUTE favourite Taylor Swift songs. I found it on Dora’s blog and it was created by Olivia. Onto the post!
You’re Not Sorry – A Book That Un-Apologetically Broke Your Heart
This is unexpectedly tricky. I don’t really read a lot of all out bleak books. Ways to Live Forever, I think. It’s absolutely heartwrenching.
Back to December – A Book You Still Think About Even After You’ve Finished
About 3 or 4 years after finishing it for the first time, I still think about the Lost and the Found at least a few times a week. That ENDING, bloody hell.
If This Was a Movie – A Book You Really Want to Become a Movie
I think the Flatshare would be god tier as a romcom film. It’s the kind I’d watch over and over and over.
Gorgeous – A Book With the Most Beautiful Cover
In Darkling Wood, which was designed by Julian de Narvaez. The book is amazing as well.
Shake It Off – A Book That Gets Hate But You Love
I’ve seen a lot of hate for Geek Girl and its sequels over the years! They’re quite niche to be fair, so I get why they’re not everyone’s thing.
Never Grow Up – A Book That Gives You Childhood Nostalgia
My childhood faves were the Pony Club Secrets series. I have so many memories tied to them and such a deep attachment that even now I could tell you pretty much every plot point of every book. I actually would love to reread them some time soon.
Sparks Fly – A Book You Instantly Clicked With
I knew within a couple of pages of Murder Most Unladylike that I would be a very big fan for years to come. I was right.
Style – A Classic That Will Never Get Old
My faves are always the same: the One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Charlotte’s Web. And I love Style.
End Game – A Book With a Romance You Love
If you’ve ever read this blog before, you know my fave book romance ever is Harriet and Nick from Geek Girk. But more recently, Cara and Hector from the Year After You were a couple I shipped so bloody hard.
I Knew You Were Trouble – A Book You Couldn’t Help But Become Obsessed With
I didn’t expect to enjoy Girl 38 as much as I did, but WOW it blew me away.
Bad Blood – A Book Where You Loved the First One, But Hated the Sequel
Oh, that’s not something I have too often that I can think of. I loved Karen M mCmanus’s first and hated her second but they’re both standalones.
What are your thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? And which of these songs is your favourite? I think mine has to be Sparks Fly, and I’d love to hear about yours in the comments!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Song Request Book Tag, which I was tagged for by Rosie! Onto the post!
Rosie’ s requests were:
Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift– as Rosie said in her post, this is definitely a song that makes you think of villains, and my pick for it is the Beetle trilogy by MG Leonard. Lucretia Cutter is a fascinating villain in that while she’s an absolutely terrible person, she genuinely does believe she’s the hero of this story; that other people have driven her to the actions she takes.
Cooler than Me by Mike Posner– this definitely reminds me of Tell Me How You Really Feel at the beginning, when Sana and Rachel still can’t stand each other! They both think the other looks down on them, and the book is about them learning that’s not the case at ALL.
Angels by the XX- I don’t actually like the Fault in Our Stars that much (though I do like the film, because I like the cast a lot!), but when I heard the lyrics for this they just fit so well with that book, I think.
I’m going to leave these open for anyone who’d like to take up this tag rather than tagging specific people. My song requests are:
Lover by Taylor Swift– this reminds me a lot of the Flatshare, because so much of the song is about them living together and the unique Flatshare situation Tiffy and Leon are in form the book’s premise.
Wonderwall by Oasis– I’ve picked this because no one really knows what it’s about, given Noel Gallagher’s changing stories when he’s asked, so it’d be interesting to see how different other people’s ideas are to mine. I quite like the imaginary friend interpretation, and that’s why I’m picking Crenshaw. I cried so much when I read that, and I don’t think I’ll ever have the nerve to reread it. It’s just so beautiful.
If You’re Over Me by Years and Years– I think this is very like Happy Girl Lucky, because that features an emotionally abusive relationship where someone sends super mixed messages and so does this song! They also both have super happy, ubeat feelings to them despite their subject matter.
Do you agree with the book’s I’ve chosen for those songs? Are you a fan of any of the books or songs I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!
Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Book Snob Tag, which I found on Lily’s blog and knew I had to do. Onto the post!
Adaptation Snob: Do you always read the book before you see the movie?
No, I don’t. I’ve still not read the book of Brooklyn, which is one of my favourite films, and I probably won’t if I’m honest. I don’t like snobbery around this at ALL; books aren’t inherently, automatically better than films.
Format Snob: You can only choose 1 format in which to read books for the rest of your life. Which one do you choose: physical books, ebooks, or audiobooks?
I only read physical books anyway, so it’s a pretty easy choice for me here. Although I do want to try an audio book to see how I do with it, I find it harder to take in information audibly, particularly since I’m hard of hearing.
Ship Snob: Would you date or marry a non-reader?
Yeah, definitely. I mean, they’d have to be supportive of the fact that I love reading (my list of post ideas for if I get a partner is tragically long) but I wouldn’t rule out the possible love of my life just because they don’t read as much as I do.
Genre Snob: You have to ditch one genre – never to be read again for the rest of your life. Which one do you ditch?
Dystopia! I barely read any anyway so it wouldn’t change my reading that much at all.
Uber Genre Snob: You can only choose to read from one genre for the rest of your life. Which genre do you choose?
I’d quite like to steal Lily’s answer and just have the MG and YA sections please. If I can’t, probably fantasy because lots of fantasies have mystery plots too so I’d be getting both my faves. And you get contemporary-set fantasy too so I’d still be reading some contemporary too…
Community Snob: Which genre do you think receives the most snobbery from the bookish community?
Middle grade books without doubt, and it REALLY winds me up. You know the GIF of Anger from Inside Out’s head exploding? That’s me when I see yet another review saying “I’d have liked this if I was 8, but I’m not, so 2 stars.”. There’s a valid place for criticism of MG books, and if I don’t like one then I say so. But there’s a big difference between that and slating it solely because it’s middle grade.
Snobbery Recipient: Have you ever been snubbed for something that you have been reading or for reading in general?
Not that I can remember. I don’t tend to tell that many people offline exactly what I read, and those I trust enough to tell anything about my reading are good enough humans that they aren’t weird about it. A really lovely example of this is my French teacher from last year, who I often chatted about books with even though we read completely different things a lot of the time, and neither of us judged the other for what they read (she even said she liked the sound of We Won an Island and Robin Stevens! And as you’ll know if you read my reviews post for last month’s books, I loved the Girl You Left Behind, which she both recommended and bought me a copy of when I left school)
What would your answers to these be? Which ones do we agree and disagree on? I’d love to hear in the comments!