Today I’m going to be doing the Books and Colour Tag, which I was tagged for by Julia’s Bookcase. Onto the post!
Today, I have a guest post from my lovely friend Aimee Louise, which is a book tag we created together. I’m answering the questions over on her blog today, if you want to see my answers!
Tom Nook – a book that fleeced you – Best twist/cliffhanger
The Great Chocoplot. HOW CAN WE HAVE A WORLD WITH NO CHOCOLATE? Seriously, if this isn’t a shock horror twist then I don’t know how we can be friends.
Harriet – a book that misses the mark
For me, this is One Of Us Is Lying. As much as I enjoyed the book, I didn’t love it. I’d guessed THAT twist almost instantly and I guess I was expecting more from it. The hype surrounding it was massive, and I’m probably going to get a lot of grief for my opinion. Sorry guys, I just didn’t love it.
Celeste – an underrated character
There are SO MANY characters who are underrated and I’m finding it difficult to choose just one. For me, it is going to have to be Isabelle Richardson from Little Fires Everywhere. She has some wonderfully hidden qualities that could really blossom into something great with the right nuturing and I hate the fact that her own family don’t give her enough credit or allow her to be herself.
Mabel – a book that’s bright and sunny
A joyful, uplifting read? I’m not entirely sure I know what those are. I have a tendency of going down the more dark and twisted bookish path so light-hearted, feel good reads aren’t really my thing. However, Sealed With A Kiss by Rachael Lucas fits this criteria perfectly AND it is such a gorgeous book. This book made me want to broaden my bookish horizons and it not only got me out of a MASSIVE reading slump but it also arrived at a time when I really needed something heart-warming and comforting. Set in Scotland, this book is perfect escapism.
Timmy and Tommy – a book featuring twins
Double Act. One of my absolute favourite childhood books which I read when I was about 6 or 7 years old. Ruby and Garnet are two very different twins and I loved that the fact they were a mirror image of each other did not reflect their personalities.
KK Slider – a book featuring music
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Oh how I LOVE this book. If you’ve not read this yet, then where have you been hiding because it is phenomenal. The music that is included within this book is brilliant. Seriously, perfect mixtape material.
Dr Shrunk – a book featuring an eccentric character
The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. I don’t think I need to say anymore than that really.
Crazy Red – a book with thieves
The Book Thief. Another one of my all time favourite books which is about a girl called Liesel who steals books and befriends a Jewish man. It is SO much more than that really. But, books are important for minds and friendships. Just saying.
Pocket camp – A book set in a camp
Ok, so I may be cheating slightly with this one by recommending The Dream Snatcher trilogy. BUT becoming a part of Moll’s tribe back in 2015 when she stormed her way onto the scene with a Wildcat in tow, I could NOT miss this out. Seriously, saying goodbye to Moll and her tribe was heartbreaking. I’m still not over it.
Gulliver – a book that takes you on an adventure
The Wolf Wilder takes you on a wolf-riding adventure. I mean seriously, do I need to sell this to you anymore?
Kicks – a book that’s like a new pair of shoes – a book you really clicked with
I have clicked with SO MANY books. Seriously, some of the characters who I’ve journeyed with in their various worlds have really spoken to me and found a way into my heart. However, Under Rose Tainted Skies is the book which I resonated deeply with especially when trying to get a better understanding of my own Mental Health.
Porter – a book which transports you to a new world – a book with brilliant world building
Sky Song, without a doubt is a book which transports you to a whole new world. I was so engrossed in the world of Erkenwald, that reality just totally slipped away and left me to embark in some extreme wintry conditions in order to defeat the Ice Queen.
I tag Rebecca @_rebeccastobart, Chelley @chelleytoy and Hannah @cupofwonderland
Today I’m going to be doing the Animals and Books tag, which I saw on Jo’s blog and thought really fun. I was planning to do my November reviews, but as I feel my reading’s been slow this month and I’m planning to do mainly rereading in December, I’m going to combine my reviews and post them in January.
Now, onto the books!
Koala : a book that makes you feel emotional/ cuddly– the Geek Girl series are my ultimate comfort read, and I got super emotional reading the last book, so them!
Tiger : a book that’s ferocious– Moxie was a ferocious feminist read that made me want to go and start a revolution! It’s phenomenal, and I’m so glad I picked it up as I don’t read a lot of USYA. Fun fact: tigers are my favourite wild animal.
Panda: a book that’s massive– a book I recently read which I thought was preety massive was the Miseducation of Cameron Post, which has around 460 pages and took me ages to get through. This is one of the books I’ll be reviewing come January!
Sparrow: a book that’s light and cheery– this one has to be Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire by Anna Wilson for me. It was such a happy book, and it really got me out of a reading slump. I’m so happy there’s going to be a sequel.
Wolf: a book series you loved– As I love lots of series, I’ve decided to go with the one with my favourite animal, which is Adventure Island by Helen Moss, which features an incredibly clever dog called Drift.
Horse: a standalone book that you loved– my favourite standalone book ever is Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen, and of this year I’ve loved Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth and Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin Winter.
What do you think of these books? What are your favourite animals? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl !
Today, I’m doing the Grey’s Anatomy Tag, which I was tagged for by it’s lovely creator Han. Onto the post!
How did you discover Grey’s Anatomy?
I recieved it as a Christmas present when I was either 13 or 14, and finished the first season in 5 days. I ordered the next 2 seasons straight away, and carried on in that pattern till I’d watched the lot.
Who is your twisted sister/person?
Don’t really have anyone as close as that.
Series– I won’t lie, I’m actually pretty fuzzy on the events of some seasons. From memory/rewatch so far, I have a particular fondness for seasons 2 and 9.
Character– My favourite of all time is probably Meredith herself. I LOVE Ellen Pompeo, and how much Mer has developed over the series but still retained what makes her ‘her’
Episode– I love most episodes, but the Christmas episode ofseason 2 has a very special place inmy heart. There’s also season 7, episode 14, which in my opinion has one of the best Christina moments EVER.
Guest Star– I think Kate Burton was phenomenal as Ellis Grey, and I liked the Chief’s wife Adele. Patient wise, I thought the train crash victims on the pole in season 2’s premiere were incredible; their scenes are heartbreaking.
Death– I remember finding George’s emotional, but Mark and Lexie are the ones I was most devestated by. (Mark especially)
Wedding– The post-it note, easily. It’s the best ❤
Series Finale– Season 2 (it makes me laugh hysterically during the LVAD scenes, which is potentially slightly worrying) and Season 6, which is so tense and dramatic it’s difficult to watch. I thought 13’s was phenomenal as well.
Storyline– I found Mer’s relationship with her mum/dealing with her Alzheimer’s interesting to watch, and watching Arizona come to terms with the loss of her leg.
Mer Love Interest– Derek. I’m sorry, I know it’s the boring answer, but I love them.
Couple– As I used my beloved MerDer for the question above, I’ll say Burke and Christina for this one. Their relationship had problems, but when they were good, I loved them.
Your own crush– Alex, and recently I’ve also enjoyed Jackson (who I used to quite dislike!)
Actor bow out– I thought Chyler Leigh and Eric Dane handled their departures well.
Meredtith danger- the bomb episodes in season 2. Talk about shivers down my spine. I don’t think I’ll ever not love those episodes.
Surgery– I don’t pay much attention to the surgeries, if I’m 100% honest.
Series– I’m not keen on seasons 4 and 10. 4 I just thought was quite boring with haywire storylines,but season 10 is awful in my opinion. The Meredith/Christina fight bugged me an AWFUL lot, and I hated some of the interns introduced.
Character– I’m not keen on Izzie (though, oddly, she’s growing on me this rewatch), April, Owen and Amelia. They’re all a bit whiny for my taste, and they’re very smug.
Episode– I can’t think of any specific episode, but I turned a good few of season 10 off in rage.
Guest Star- I loathed several. Melissa George as Sadie, for one, and Rebecca/Ava or whatever you want to call her. Olivia the nurse irritated me as well.
Death– I can’t think of any deaths that particularly annoyed me.
Wedding– Aside from Meredith’s FABULOUS speech, I found Owen and Ameelia’s wedding episode really annoying.
Series Finale– I can’t even remember what happened in season 4’s, so probably that. I think the last few seasons’ (e.g 10 and 11 and 12) have been quite poor.
Storyline– the Christina/Meredith fight in season 10.
Couple– I think Alex deserves a lot better than Jo (I like the actress, but NOT the character).
Actor bow out– I was very disappointed in the events surrounding Patrick Dempsey’s departure.
Meredith danger– the drowning one in either season 3 or 4.
Surgery– same as the other surgery question.
Top 5 Quotes (I can’t think of 5. Here is my favourite of all time)
“Pick me, choose me, love me” – Meredith, to Derek.
Top 5 Songs
Way Down We Go
Shake It Off (cover)