The Book Snob Tag

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!


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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!

Amy x

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July Reviews 2019

Hello everybody! Today, I`m going to be reviewing the books in July that I haven`t already told you about elsewhere and don`t have plans to tell you about in separate posts (there was also one I DNF early on that isn’t here), and there are quite a few! Onto the post!


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My Most Anticipated Releases- August 2019

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated releases of August, which are all really exciting. Onto the post!


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Ten Settings I’d Like to See More Of

Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, which has the theme of settings we’d like to see more of today. My list is a mix of locations and times to vary it a bit. Onto the post!


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Recommending Books to Disney Sidekicks part 2 | Disney Recommendations #6

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be recommending books to some more Disney sidekicks. Onto the post!


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LumiereRachael specially requested Lumiere to be in this post, and I think he’d enjoy the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy as he’s so charming and romantic, just like Lara Jean’s main love interest Peter Kavinsky from these books. I’m sure he’d definitely relate to him a lot and pick up some tips too! And from John Ambrose McLaren too, in the later books, I guess!

Pascal– Pascal is 100% one of my favourite Disney characters, no question. I love him! I actually really struggled to come up with a book for him, in fact, because I wanted it to be perfect since I love him so very, very much. I feel like Pascal has very similar energy to the brothers in On the Fence- he’s very protective of Rapunzel just like they are with Charlie, but he’s ultimately harmless. He’s also a proper softie deep down, so I’m sure he’d enjoy the romance in that book too!

MushuLily suggested I include Mushu in here, so even though I’ve not rewatched Mulan for ages, I decided I needed to come up with a book for him. Oddly, I think the book I just read might appeal to him. Whilst she’s from Mexican culture rather than Chinese, I think there’s a lot of similarities between him and Leo from A Dash of Trouble- both of them just want to feel like part of their families and have access to the magic they possess.

Zazu– I love Zazu so much; I think he’d hilarious. He’s pretty uppity and a bit snobby, even though he has a REALLY good heart underneath, so I think he might enjoy Secrets of a Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall. The protagonist Flick is very similar, and just like Zazu I adore her character development!

Rajah– Like Pascal, Rajah is both hella protective of his princess and one of my fave sidekicks- I do love a good tiger. Unlike Pascal (and I apologise in advance to him), Rajah could do some SERIOUS damage to anyone he thinks poses a threat to Jasmine, so I feel like he’d want something with a bit more bite. I feel very unsure of this recommendation, but short of recommending the thing I haven’t read that I think sounds very Rajah (Nevernight, which is about assassins and very stabby according to Charlotte), I can only think of the Sorrow duology as something dark enough for him. I’m pretty sure he’d love thinking of the ways in which he’d love tearing Vespus to shreds…


Which Disney sidekick is your favourite? What do you think of my recommendations for these ones? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2019

Hello everybody! Today, it’s time for the Mid Year Freakout Tag, which I’ve done every year since I started blogging and always really enjoy. Onto the post!


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My Most Anticipated July Releases

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated releases of July, which is a pretty short list (for me) because I’ve been INCREDIBLY lucky and received quite a few I was excited for already (namely the Last Spell Breather, Anna at War, Jemima Small Vs the Universe, Eagle Warrior, the Bad Luck Lighthouse and Peril en Pointe!). Onto the post!


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