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March Madness Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day. Today, I am bringing you my answers to the March Madness book tag. Note: I did not invent this tag.

Selection Sunday: Upcoming release that you are looking forward to

The new book in the Priory of the Orange series by Samantha Shannon, that book is beautiful

Sweet 16: a teen protagonist that you love

I would have to go with my first thought, which is Vasilissa Dragomir in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Final 4: top four books you think of

Sorcery of thorns – Margaret Rogerson
Caraval – Stephanie Garber
By The Book
Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

Championship Fame: a book that has a competition or dual

I actually couldn’t think of one but I am sure that there must be one somewhere in the A Darker Shade of Magic.

16 seed: an underrated book or series that deserves love

Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

Top #1 Seed: a good but overhyped book

The Love Hypothesis. I know people love it and I thought it was okay but definitely not amazing.

Buzzer beater: a book that surprised you in a good or bad way

Love in the time of serial killers – in a bad way.

Mascot: Favourite animal sidekick

Reichus in the Spellslinger series

Bracket Buster: a book that hurt you

Dangerous Remedy – That ending! I can’t even say anything else about ti without spoiling it.

Sports bar: A book with a great setting

Any and every book set in France!

I hope you enjoyed it, did you agree with my answers? How would you have answered them?

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Mothers Day Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! This Sunday is Mother’s Day and this time last year I did the mother’s day book tag, what I thought would be interesting would be to do the same tag again this year and see if my answers were at all similar to what I said last year or not.

I hope you all enjoy my book tag!

Best friend: pick characters in a book whose friendship you admire most

I would have to say Judith, Suzie and Becks in the Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

Comfort: what’s a book that always puts you in a better mood

this answer still has to be the lady in the Tower by Marie Louise Jenson – I LOVE this book!

Doesn’t give up: What’s a book you were tempted to DNF but instead finished

Actually that would be the book I am reading now, the Accidental Medium by Tracy Whitwell, the beginning was very boring and I didn’t get on with the writing style. Now I am more into the story so I am glad I continued reading.

Selfless: What’s a book you had to sacrifice for

The very secret society of irregular witches, I had to put down a signed version of this book because it was on my christmas list but luckily my mum got it for me.

Love: What’s your favourite love story

Currently it is Emma by Jane Austen – you’ve got to love a classic

Homemaker: If you could live with a fictional family where would you go?

Thorn Manor in the margaret roegerson books definitely.

Forgiving: Name a character you hate but you would eventually have to forgive

my answer is the same as last year, Eli Ever from Vicious by V E Schwab

Teacher: A book that has taught you things that will stay with you forever

Still the same as last year, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Dedication: What is a book that you would dedicate to your Mum

Haven’t they grown – isn’t that what a mother thinks every year looking at their children

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Medieval Queens Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a lovely day today, I am bringing you a book tag – the Medieval Queens Book Tag! I found this tag on

1. Empress Matilda: choose a book with a protagonist who stands their ground

2. Eleanor of Aquitane: choose a book or series in which the heroine has more than one romantic relationship

3. Eleanor of Castille: choose a bittersweet book

4. Isabella of France: Choose a book where the romance overtook the plot

5. Philippa of Hainault: choose a book set at a University

6. Joan of Navarre: choose a book about witches

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Valentine’s Day Book Tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you all enjoy my valentines day book tag!

Stand Alone book you love

The starless sea by Erin Morgenstern

Dystopian book you love

I am not really into the dystopian genre but I like the scythe series which I think fits this genre.

A book that you love but nobody talks about

The left handed booksellers of london by Garth Nix

Favourite book couple

Scarlett and Julian from Caraval, Thomas Cresswell and Audrey rose Wadsworth from stalking jack the ripper and Emilia and wrath from kingdom of the wicked, I can’t decide between the three of them.

A book other people love but you haven’t read yet

Most of the Sarah J Maas collection, specifically a court of mist and fury

A book with red on the cover

The first one that comes to mind is From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout.

A book with pink on the cover

Love on the brain by Ali Hazelwood

You were given a box of chocolate what boyfriend or girlfriend would have given them to you?

Thomas Cresswell from the stalking Jack the Ripper series

You are single on valentines day what book would you read? what tv show and movie would you watch?

Ooh okay, book: Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Tv show: Friends, Movie: almost definitely something Disney related

You are in the book store. All of a sudden you get shot with an arrow what new release will you love?

Finlay Donovan Jumps the gun by Elle Cosimano

That is it for this book review, I hope you all have enjoyed it! What answers would you have given?

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Cupid Book tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you’re all having a good day today. As it is February I thought it would be fun to do some Valentine’s themed book tags, starting with the Cupid Book Tag I am doing today – which I found on

What’s the perfect sweets to eat while reading?

I don’t usually eat while reading but if I did I would be more partial to a biscuit then to sweets.

What is a song that reminds you of your favourite romance or your favourite romantic song?

Hmm… my favourite romance book would be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell but I don’t really know a song that could link to it but my favourite romance song is probably So Good it hurts by Olivia Lane.

If you were to go on a perfect reading date where would it be?

That is a very good question, I think it would be somewhere overlooking water, a river or something but it would only work in the spring because I hate bugs, anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I will not be outside in a field when there are bugs around.

What’s the best friendship you have read in a book?

Another very difficult question, I think I would have to choose Kellen and Reichus in the Spellslinger series be Sebastien de Castell.

Create the perfect bouquet for your favourite book or character

I would have to choose Sorcery of thorns by margaret rogerson, Nathaniel would bring Elizabeth a bouquet of roses made form pages of books that he would have haphazardly glued together.

What romance do you not necessarily need a whole sequel for you just want to check in on them and make sure everything is okay?

By the book definitely, I adored that book and I would love to know what has happened between the characters since the book ended.

What date in a book or movie do you wish you could go on yourself?

Strangely I have read this question and every book/movie date I know of has left my mind. Instead why don;t you all answer this question in the comments, what date would you want to go on?

What is your favourite nickname from a romance?

I can’t think of an answer for this one either!

Most anticipated romances of 2023?

The secret service of tea and treason by India Holton which is being published in April of this year.

That is it for this book atg, I hope you have all enjoyed it!

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Read or Unhaul 2023

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you’re all having a good day today.

I have seen a lot of different videos on youtube of people choosing books to try and make themselves read them that year and if they don’t then they have to unhaul them. This sounds like a great idea to me because it might help with getting me to read the books that I have been putting off.

these books are going to be:

  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I have the whole series and it still interests me so I hope to get around to it in 2023
  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros because I see it on my shelves but I can’t remember anything from the story or what it is about
  • Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons – this is another book that I have the two books from the series and I have put it in my TBRs all the time but never gotten around to reading it so maybe this will make me read it.
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – the second book in the raven boys series, I read the first one and I didn’t love it so I either need to continue the series or give them to someone else who would enjoy them.
  • Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor because it is another book I have had for years and wanted to read and just never gotten to it.
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, the longer it takes me to read this series the more things I see about it that make me put it off more.
  • Where Dreams Descend – I love the cover of this book and it is all about the circus so I am pretty sure I will love it but I just need to read it to find out for sure.
  • The Damned by Renee Ahdieh, I liked the first book in the series but the ending ruined it for me so I haven’t wanted to keep reading but I own the series so I think I should.
  • The Sisters Grimm by Menna Van Praag – I started to read this book but I couldn’t get into it so I am hoping if I come back to it I will enjoy it more.
  • Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – I definitely need to continue this series with the second season of the show coming.

So, that’s it, that is the ten books I either need to read or unhaul by the end of next year.

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10 reasons you love books

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you’re all having a good day today. I thought I’d do a fun short post today with a few of the reasons I like books, and maybe some of you will agree with me about these. Let me know what your favourite things about books are.

  • They have beautiful covers
  • You can snuggle in a blanket with a hot drink and a book and be all cosy
  • the smell of new books
  • and of course the smell of old books
  • I find they are a good sense of escapism from everything going on in life
  • I can read and pretend it is research for my PhD
  • they take me to historical places I wish I could visit
  • men in books – reality doesn’t live up to them
  • women in books, fighting for themselves
  • characters in books, fighting for justice
  • did I mention they are beautiful!
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New Year Book Tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you’re all having a good day today. It is 2023 and what better to start the book tags off with a New Years one.

I found this tag on

How many books are you planning on reading in 2023?
I always set my goodreads at 100 but whether I meet that target or not is yet to be seen. In 2022 I did not meet it and in 2021 I did so it changes all the time.

Name 5 books you didn’t read in 2022 but want to make a priority in 2023?

kingdom of the feared by Kerri Maniscalco, Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson, Once upon a broken heart by Stephanie Garber, Sabriel by Garth Nix and the way of the argosi by Sebastian de Castell.

Name a genre you want to read more of in 2023?

mystery, specifically murder mysteries.

Three non bookish goals for 2023

I have posted a special post mentioning my goals for 2023 so if you’d like to see my goals go and check that one out.

What’s a book you’ve had forever and still need to read

there are so many answers I could give for this but I’m going to go with the city of brass by s a chakraborty because I keep picking it up to read it but never actually do.

and finally, 1 word for what you want 2023 to be: happy.

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Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag

Happy Friday bookish people! I hope you are all having a good day today. I thought it would be fun throughout October to do some spooky book tags, this is the second.

I hope you enjoy my Spooky Would You Rather Book Tag!

Thrillers or Supernatural

Ooh this really depends, I don’t mind vampires and witches but I am not keen on werewolves or zombies and in terms of thrillers that really depends on how much they mess with my head, I know that is the point but some of them make it hard to sleep. So, I don’t really have an answer for this one.

Ghosts or Zombies

Definitely ghosts, I am fascinated by them.

Vampires or Werewolves

I think you can tell my answer for this from my first answer…

Witches or Demons

I would always pick witches, from any genre of book, or film – unless it was Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked and then it’s demons all the way.

13 chapters or a black cat on the cover

Definitely cats, they are so cute. Plus my sister has a black and white cat so black cats are doubly cute.

Spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room

My choice here has to be neither. I can’t choose between a fear of something hidden in the dark or the fear of being locked in.

Face your fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer

ooh my curiosity would definitely be piqued by learning the inside workings of a serial killer but I also think it would be a really dark road to get lost down.

Watch a scary movie or read a scary book

Nope and nope. I am really not made for spooky season.

Read spooky books during fall time or all year

If I was going to read them at all I would want to read them at any point throughout the year.

Read 10 spooky books in October or all year round

Same answer as above!

That’s it for this book tag, I hope you all enjoyed it, how would you have answered?

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Halloween Creatures Book Tag!

Happy Friday bookish people! Today I am bringing you a book tag perfect for the cosy, spooky vibes of October- the Halloween Creatures Book Tag that I found on blogging with

I hope you enjoy!

Witch – A magical character or book

the first book that came to mind for that was A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske because of the highly inventive magical world.

Werewolf – the perfect book to read at night

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, it is my favourite classic novel but it did used to freak me out the first few times I read it. The atmosphere and location make it the perfect book to read at night.

Frankenstein – a book that truly shocked you

moonflower murders by Anthony Horowitz, I didn’t expect to enjoy this as much as I did.

The Devil – a dark, evil character

I have to be honest, no character comes to mind other than the white walkers in Game of thrones because I like to think most characters have more depth than just being pure evil.

Grim Reaper – a character that never should have died

Matthias in Six of Crows duology – sorry if you haven’t read this yet and I just spoiled it for you!

Zombie – a book that made you hungry for more

Easy, it is definitely kingdom of the wicked, I loved that book and now I have the whole trilogy.

Vampire – a book that sucked the life out of you

Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte. I disliked this book, maybe it was because I had to read it at school but it is not in my top classic books.

ghost – a book that still haunts you

this lie will kill you by Chelsea Pitcher. This book honestly gave me nightmares.

Demon – a book that really scared you.

I have to give the same answer as above for the same reason, this lie will kill you by Chelsea pitcher.

Mummy – a book you would preserve throughout time.

the starless sea by Erin morgenstern!

that is it for this book tag, how would you have answered these questions?