Monthly Archives: April 2016

Book Travelling Thursdays | Favourite Bookish Pets.

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Hi everyone! Today I’m bringing you another Book Travelling Thursdays. This meme was created by Cátia and Danielle. If you would like to take part, you can find all the information you will need in the Goodreads group.

I really enjoyed doing this for the first time last week. I think its a really cool meme and breaks things up a bit and its so interesting looking at all the different book covers. This weeks topic is ‘Everyone needs a companion. Choose your favorite bookish pet.’ So I was going to choose Hedwig but I chose a Harry Potter book for last weeks topic and I wanted to change it up a bit. So, instead I have chosen Lassie from Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight. Lassie’s dedication to her owner is beautiful and its such a beautiful story. Plus, my Nana used to have a dog that looked exactly like Lassie when I was a kid.

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100 Questions That No One Ever Asks.

I saw that Jess had done this tag over on her blog and I just had to do it! P.s – you should go and check out her blog because its awesome.

Questions, questions, questions. Everyone ALWAYS has questions. But have you noticed that no one ever asks the personal questions in the blogosphere? Do you ever get tired of seeing the SAME questions over & over again? Well, here’s the 100 Questions That No One Ever Asks!


 

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Shut. I can’t sleep with them open, it really freaks me out!

Do you take the shampoo or conditioner bottles from hotels?

Actually, I never have done this!

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Out. I can’t stand it when I go to a hotel and the sheets are tucked in, it makes me feel boxed in. First thing I do is untuck them!

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Nope.

Do you like to use post-it notes?

Yes! They come in handy for EVERYTHING! Although, I always lose them.

Do you cut out coupons but never use them?

Probably.

Would you rather be attacked by a bear or bees?

Bear. I hated stingy, flying things.

Do you have freckles?

No, but I want some!

Do you always smile for pictures?

NO! I hate my smile.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

How long do you have?! Noise, especially when I’m on public transport or in the shopping centre and everyone is TALKING AT ONCE!!

Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

Nope.

Have you ever peed in the woods?

Yeah hahahaha.

What about pooped in the woods? 

Nope, I’ve never done this!

Do you ever dance when there is no music playing?

Maybe, I don’t know lol.

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

I chew pens.

How many people have you slept with this week?

No-one.

What size is your bed?

Single.

What is your song of the week?

Torches – Daughtry.

Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Of course! If they wanna wear pink, then I say GO FOR IT!!

Do you still watch cartoons?

I do. Big kid right here.

What’s your least favorite movie?

I have no idea. Maybe Paranormal Activity, it was the biggest load of rubbish I’ve ever watched.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had any?

On an island!

What do you drink with dinner?

Juice.

What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Ketchup or BBQ sauce.

What is your favorite food?

I like food. I like Kinder eggs. and BISCUITS!!

What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?

Harry Potter.

Last person you kissed/kissed you?

My cat hahahaha.

Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

Not a scout. But I was in Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine?

No thanks.

When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?

I have no idea. I am a terrible penpal.

Can you change the oil on a car?

Nope.

Ever got a speeding ticket?

Nope.

Ever ran out of gas?

Nope.

Favorite kind of sandwich?

I like cheese. and sweet chilli chicken.

Best thing to eat for breakfast?

TOAST!!

What is your usual bedtime? 

Anywhere between 11pm and 4am.

Are you lazy?

I can be.

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

I never dressed up for Halloween as a kid.

What is your Chinese astrological sign?

I had to google it but I’m a monkey!

How many languages can you speak? 

Just the 1. I did French at GCSE (I don’t know what possessed me) but I don’t remember anything of it.

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

Nope.

Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs?

I have no idea what Lincoln Logs are so Lego.

Are you stubborn?

Very.

Which is better Leno or Letterman?

Whattt??

Ever watch soap operas?

Yup.

Are you afraid of heights?

Slightly.

Do you sing in the car?

Nope.

Do you sing in the shower?

Sometimes.

Do you ever dance in the car?

No.

Ever used a gun?

Nope.

Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

Oh my, I don’t know! Probably when I was in school (WHICH WAS 7 YEARS AGO GUYS!!) I’m getting old.

Do you think musicals are cheesy? 

Yes, but I love them.

Is Christmas stressful?

Very. But I love Christmas.

Ever eat a Pierogi?

What on earth is that?!

Favorite type of fruit pie?

I don’t really like pie.

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Fashion designer, nurse and a writer.

Do you believe in ghosts? 

Kinda.

Ever had a deja-vu feeling?

ALL THE TIME!!

Take a vitamin daily?

Nope.

Wear slippers?

All the time. I never wear shoes.

Wear a bath robe?

Yup.

What do you wear to bed?

Pjamas. I have lots of them!

First concert?

Shayne Ward hahahahaha.

Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?

I’m not American but I wanna go to Target!

Nike or Adidas?

Nike.

Cheetos or Fritos?

Never had them.

Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Peanuts.

Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?

Nope.

Ever take dance lessons?

When I was younger I took Ballet, Tap and Contemporary.

Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Nope.

Can you curl your tongue?

Nope.

Ever won a spelling bee?

Nope.

Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Maybe, I don’t remember!

Own any record albums?

No.

Own a record player?

No, but I want one!

Regularly burn incense?

I used too but then I got a cat who liked to swat the end!

Who would you like to see in concert?

Demi Lovato and The Script.

Hot tea or cold tea?

Hot.

Tea or coffee?

COFFEE!

Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?

I don’t know!

Can you swim well?

Not really, but I do love swimming!

Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

Yeah.

Are you patient?

NOT  AT ALL! I’m probably one of the most impatient people you will ever meet.

DJ or band at a wedding?

D.J, I think.

Ever won a contest?

No, I have the worst luck.

Ever had plastic surgery?

Nope.

Which are better, black or green olives?

Neither!!

Can you knit or crochet?

I can knit, kind of.

Best place for a fireplace?

Living room.

Do you want to get married?

No.

If married, how long have you been married?

Not married.

Who was your HS crush?

I don’t remember!

Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Nope. I don’t think hahaha.

Do you have kids?

Do my animals count?

Do you want kids?

Yeah.

What’s your favorite color?

Blue.

Do you miss anyone right now?

Yup.

Would you rather live in a fictional world or the real world?

Fictional please.

Who is your favorite author?

I have like a million. But Tess Gerritsen and J.K Rowling are up there at the top.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I want to live in America. The UK sucks.

I tag anyone who wants to do it!! If you have any questions for me, let me know in the comments!


 

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Top 10 Tuesday | Top 10 Bookworm Delights.

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Hi! Today I’m bringing you this weeks Top 10 Tuesday which is created by Broke and Bookish. This weeks topic is Bookworm Delights and I’m super excited to be taking part in this! This topic was inspired by this post right here.


 

1. Talking to people who like the same books as you.

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Theres nothing better than talking to people who love books as much as you do. And its even better when they like the same books as you. Its one of the things I really love about blogging, theres always someone you can fangirl/boy with over you new favourite book.

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May Releases I’m Excited About!

Hello everyone! 

There are so many great books coming out this month and here are the some of the ones I’m most excited about!

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Ask Me How I Got Here – Christine Heppermann.

Release Date – 3rd May 2016.

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Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.

Holding Smoke – Elle Cosimano.

Release Date – 3rd May 2016.

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John “Smoke” Conlan is serving time for two murders but he wasn’t the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. A dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke’s new home and the only one he believes he deserves.

But, unlike his fellow inmates, Smoke is not in constant imprisonment. After a near death experience leaves him with the ability to shed his physical body at will, Smoke is able to travel freely outside the concrete walls of the Y, gathering information for himself and his fellow inmates while they’re asleep in their beds. Convinced his future is only as bright as the fluorescent lights in his cell, Smoke doesn’t care that the “threads” that bind his soul to his body are wearing thin-that one day he may not make it back in time. That is, until he meets Pink, a tough, resourceful girl who is sees him for who he truly is and wants to help him clear his name.

Now Smoke is on a journey to redemption he never thought possible. With Pink’s help, Smoke may be able to reveal the true killer, but the closer they get to the truth, the more deadly their search becomes. The web of lies, deceit, and corruption that put Smoke behind bars is more tangled than they could have ever imagined. With both of their lives on the line, Smoke will have to decide how much he’s willing to risk, and if he can envision a future worth fighting for.

Queen of Hearts – Colleen Oakes.

Release Date – 3rd May 2016.

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As Princess of Wonderland Palace and the future Queen of Hearts, Dinah’s days are an endless monotony of tea, tarts, and a stream of vicious humiliations at the hands of her father, the King of Hearts. The only highlight of her days is visiting Wardley, her childhood best friend, the future Knave of Hearts — and the love of her life.

When an enchanting stranger arrives at the Palace, Dinah watches as everything she’s ever wanted threatens to crumble. As her coronation date approaches, a series of suspicious and bloody events suggests that something sinister stirs in the whimsical halls of Wonderland. It’s up to Dinah to unravel the mysteries that lurk both inside and under the Palace before she loses her own head to a clever and faceless foe.

Part epic fantasy, part twisted fairy tale, this dazzling saga will have readers shivering as Dinahs furious nature sweeps Wonderland up in the maelstrom of her wrath.

Familiar characters such as Cheshire, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Hatter make their appearance, enchanting readers with this new, dark take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Girl I Used To Be – April Henry.

Release Date – 3rd May 2016.

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When Olivia’s mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia’s father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there’s a killer still at large. It’s up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?  

The May Queen Murders – Sarah Jude.

Release Date – 3rd May 2016.

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Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night.

Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

Please Don’t Tell – Laura Tims.

Release Date – 24th May 2016.

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Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.

What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.

In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.

The Safest Lies – Megan Miranda.

Release Date – 24th May 2016.

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Can fear be inherited?

Kelsey was raised to see danger everywhere. Her mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in seventeen years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with Kelsey growing inside her.

Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile for their own protection, but that plan is shattered when she drives off a cliff and is rescued by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker.

A few days later, she arrives home to face her greatest fear: her mother is missing. She and her mother have drilled for all contingencies—except this one. Luckily, Ryan is as skilled at emergency rescues as Kelsey is at escape and evasion.

To have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face all her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her.

And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.

What books are you excited to come out this month?


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Book Tag | Inside Out Tag.

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I haven’t watched Inside Out yet but I think it looks super cool and this tag is exciting! I was tagged by Sammie over at Bookshelves and Biros and you should totally check out her blog, I love it! 

A book that brings you joy.

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All of the Harry Potter books bring me so much joy and I know I never shut up about Harry Potter but have you read them?! The magic and the escapism is just perfect.

A book that brings you sadness.

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This book was actually really sad. It was beautiful but so sad. 

A book that brings you fear.

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I don’t read all that many scary books but this really freaked me out. I think all the experimental treatments and just the general feel of this book is what got me.

A book that brings you anger.

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I HATED this ending! I feel like the series should of ended differently and it was NOT the ending that I expected or wanted and that makes me angry. Can’t always have everything you want though!

A book that brings you disgust.

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This is one of my all time favourite series but the murders that take place in all the books are pretty disgusting but maybe thats why I like them haha.

I tag.

Lauren @ Darling Bear.

Jess @ Paper Utopia.

Cate @ Shelf Pickings.

Emma @ The Book Crunch.

Don’t feel like you have to take part and I’m sorry if you’ve already done this tag!


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Book Travelling Thursdays | A Favourite Book.

book travelling thursday

Hi guys! This is my first time taking part in Book Travelling Thursdays and I’m really excited. This meme was created by Cátia and Danielle and the whole idea of this meme is to post covers that are related to the weeks theme. You can find out all the information you need to take part in the Goodreads group here.

This weeks theme is ‘World Book Day is in a couple of days! Choose one of your all-time favorite books.‘ and I could have chosen so many books but I have gone with my favourite Harry Potter book – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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