The Summer Bucket List Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Summer Bucket List book tag, which I’m pretty sure I haven’t done before. It was created by Tiffany, and I love the questions. Onto the post!

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May 2021 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

Hello everybody! Today, I’m doing my anticipated releases for May post a couple of days early, because I have some really exciting posts planned for next week, including an author interview. Onto the post!

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The Dragon Mountain Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be doing the Dragon Mountain tag, which I found on Charlotte, Somewhere, and was created by her son S. Onto the post!

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The Disney Sidekicks Book Tag

Hello everybody! Today, I’m bringing you a post that’s literally been in my bookmarks to do for years, and that is the Disney Sidekicks book Tag, which I found on Lauren’s blog. Onto the post!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Romance Books I Recommend

Hello everybody! Today I’m doing my first Top Ten Tuesday of the year, and I genuinely can’t remember the last time I did a prompt. Nonetheless, today is Valentine’s Day themed so I thought I’d chat about some of my favourite adult romances that I’ve read, as it’s become one of my absolute go to genres in the past year and I probably don’t mention these as much as YA romances I pick up. Onto the post!

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Making Up Songs Based on Book Titles!

Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, and this might be my favourite theme they’ve ever had! It’s about book titles that would make interesting songs, and I’ve tried to give a bit of detail about what the songs would be like and chat a wee bit about some of my favourite artists. Onto the post!

Love Songs for Sceptics– this is the one where I have the most concrete idea of what it’d be. It’s a Sea Girls track, probably from around the Heavenly War era, cause they’re the masters of a sceptical love song.

The Minute I Saw You- this would be a much more straightforward love song maybe a George Ezra track? We’re well overdue some new music from him so if he’s looking for any ideas, here you go, George…

A Treason of Thorns– I don’t know why I like this as a song title so much, I just do. And since it’s a bit of an odd one, I’m giving it to the fabulous Billie Eilish to give it that slightly creepy, cool edge she’s just amazing at. I think it’d be set in a creepy forest.

Heartbreak Boys– this would be a Taylor Swift song, all about the boys who’ve broke her heart and how happy she is to be rid of them. Think thank u, next vibes.

The Falling in Love Montage– I think this would have to be a Taylor Swift song too, maybe Fearless era kind of vibes? Or Lover? It’d be about her “falling in love montage” with someone. And maybe the subsequent collapse of the relationship if she did one of her wee twists once it gets to the bridge?

A Pocketful of Stars- this is 100% an Oh Wonder song. I LOVE how many references to starts they have in their songs, so the tattoo I’m planning based on their work is star related.

The Places I’ve Cried in Public– literally I can HEAR Julia Michaels singing these words in my head. She’s got a lot of songs dedicated to her heart being broken and people treating her badly, so it just feels like a good fit for her really.

Open Road Summer– this is my fave Emery Lord book, and I’m giving this to my fave band Vistas. Their whole discography is pretty sunny and uplifting and I think they could do great things with a title like that!

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder– this is going to the Killers, and it’s going to be an alternate version of my absolute FAVOURITE Killers song, which is Jenny Was a Friend of Mine (and kind of Midnight Show too, I guess, seeing that’s when the murder actually happens…). In this one, Jenny manages to turn the tables and kill her attacker.

Fierce Fragile Hearts– literally all of Sara Barnard’s songs would make amazing song titles, now I’m thinking about it. This is the one I have the least idea about who would sing it and stuff, I just think it’s too amazing a title not to choose it!

What book titles do you think would make great songs? Do you like the sound of any of mine? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

November 2020 Releases I’m Excited For!

Hello everybody! Happy November! It’s one of my favourite months of the year, not least because my birthday is in it, so I’m very excited that there are a few more books being published in it this year than usual (most years there are only about 2 I’m interested in!). Onto the post!

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Return to Roar Blog Tour: Author Interview with Jenny McLachlan

Hello everybody! Today, I’m thrilled to be part of the Return to Roar blog tour, with my interview with the author Jenny McLachlan. Onto the post!

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Five Books That Remind Me of Vistas Songs

Hello everyone! Today, I’m doing another post in a series I haven’t updated in AGES, which is my books that remind of ___ songs, and given they’ve become pretty much my favourite artist this year, it had to be about the wonderful Scottish band Vistas, who I’ve been listening to pretty much non-stop since I found them in April. If you’d like to read my post about their album, you can do that here, but otherwise onto the post!

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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

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