The A-Z Bookish Survey

So I get tagged in a few posts and I hate so much that I ignore them. I get so overwhelmed, and then they disappear in my mentions. So, if you’ve ever tagged me in something and I haven’t responded, I apologise. But this year, everything changes. 

I was tagged in the A-Z Bookish Survey by Natalie over at Teen Literati, and I’m gonna do it! It’s long but I’m gonna do it! So thank you Natalie and here we go:

Author you’ve read the most books from:

I checked Goodreads, not realising they had a function where you can do that, and it’s Holly Black! I’ve read The Curse Workers Trilogy, The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and The Cruel Prince.

Best Sequel Ever:

Honestly, if I’ve fallen in love with a book, the sequel will probably tear me to pieces. But, I always find sequels magical when I like it even more than the first one. That crown will always go to Now I Rise by Kiersten White. While I enjoyed And I Darken in hindsight, straight after I’d read it I wasn’t sure whether I was happy and excited or confused and annoyed. I had fallen in love Radu, but he was making horrible decisions that pissed me off throughout the whole book. But then the sequel came and everything became so epic, so much bigger that I decided that this was gonna be one of my favourite series.

Currently Reading:

Tin Man by Sarah Winman.

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Literally any soft drink, but if I’m feeling fancy, chocolate milkshake.

E-reader or Physical Book?

I flip flop a lot. I love the feeling of a physical book; curling up on the couch and turning the pages. However I also do a lot of travelling and I like to keep my baggage nice and light – can’t really do that with a physical book. Having an e-reader means I can read a 100 page or 900 page book and my bags don’t get any heavier. So I can’t answer this.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

At the moment, I am loving soft boys, and I would like to think that when I was younger, I would have fallen in love with them and dated them. But no. I was knee deep in the Harry Potter fandom during the majority of my teen years, so Draco Malfoy had my heart entirely. I don’t think I had a crush on any other character; even when Twilight came out and I became obsessed with that, I still didn’t waver from my favourite blonde Slytherin.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla. My non-fiction shelf is non-existent, save for this book. I used to try and read non-fiction when I was younger, trashy autobiographies that made me realise I was not a big of a fan of these celebrities as I thought I was, and some memoirs during uni as required reading. But I’ve never picked up non-fiction of my own accord, as an adult, until I was recommended The Good Immigrant.

It’s a collection of essays written by BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) bloggers, actors, writers, teachers, singers etc discussing life in Great Britain as a person of colour. Not only was it insightful, it was funny, sad, heartwrenching and anger-inducing, and has not only opened me up to many more books on the topic of race in the United Kingdom, but to also appreciate non-fiction more.

Hidden Gem Book:

No one talks about The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes enough. NOBODY TALKS ABOUT IT AND I DON’T GET IT. IT WAS FABULOUS.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It was the first book where I decided to take a picture of it, put it on Instagram, and write a review on my tumblr book blog. It was the catalyst to starting my whole online adventure of book blogging.

One of my oldest Instagrams!

Just Finished:

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I’m just not a fan of horror, in any aspect. Thrillers and things I’m not bothered with, but I hate horror films and jumpscares, so if a novel has those, I’m not for it. Non-fiction books that talk about child abuse and sexual abuse are also books I just cannot pick up. A friend from school used to read them all, and while they were all quite similar, they were so harrowing that she was traumatized. Just…not for me.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

I don’t know how to find the longest book I’ve ever read, but the longest one I read in 2017 was A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab at 666 pages.

Major book hangover because of:

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I think this was one of the largest hangovers I’ve ever had. It was a night or two before my birthday, I was home alone, and just bawling my eyes out. I’m not great with tragedies but I still read them in a masochistic sort of way.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Just the one! With three shelves. I tend to put books in cupboards as well but I’m very good at unhauling and getting rid of books I didn’t like or don’t care about anymore.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

I’ve never read a book more than once, but I plan on reading Song of Achilles again (see above) and maybe some that I felt luke warm about and should try again!

Preferred Place To Read:

We have a large armchair in the conservatory that can almost fit two people on – but I like to spread out. It’s got the perfect lighting during the day, and it means I’m not reading on my bed (which I don’t like to do unless I’m about to go to bed).

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

I rarely find quotes that I give time to. Usually I just can’t remember them, but I do like this one from Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff:

The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.

Reading Regret:

One word; Cara-fucking-val.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

I have the last book in The Lunar Chronicles called Winter, and I STILL haven’t finished Dreams of Gods and Monsters from The Daughter and Smoke and Bone trilogy…I fear I’ll never read it because it’s so big and I can’t remember what even happened in that story.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I hate questions like this! This is only three of my fave books, not my three faves! I have more!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

I am very, very excited for Bright We Burn by Kiersten White, the third and (I think) final chapter in the The Conqueror’s Saga. I’m on edge thinking about it, we were left on such a cliffhanger I’m afraid of what’s going to happen to my babies!

Worst Bookish Habit:

For me, learning too much about a book is my worst habit, because it puts me off bothering with reading it. I’m the same with shows and films I want to watch; I’m not sure I’ll like it, so I look it up, then read the whole plot. Rinse and repeat. I read way too many reviews too, spoilery ones, to the point where I know I won’t pick it up. A lot of books have been ruined because of my impatience.

Your latest book purchase:

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren!

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

It was always Harry Potter.

If you read all of this, then I’m proud of you.

I’m tagging:

Kate @ Reading Through Infinity

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Alice @ Ardently Alice

 

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This Time Next Year

I didn’t really know how to start this post. I was tagged by Alice at Ardently Alice (thankyou!), and I’ve only just realised that I do tend to think a lot about the future. I’ve been waiting for months for this year to end, to get to an important time to actually begin the rest of my life, and I’ve been doting on January 1st to actually get the ball rolling.

I’m very indecisive with what I want to do with my life, and it really shows with my ever-changing goals. You want to experience everything and anything, but there are always things that get in your way. Instead of focusing on the larger things, I wanted to talk about goals that signify a good change in my life; changes that make sure I do not ever look behind my shoulder at 2016.

Travel


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I’ve always wanted to travel, but the ways and means were always a tad difficult. I’ve gotten to the point in my life where family holidays aren’t exactly what I’m looking for in travel, and there are places that I will never see unless I just shut up and go. My mental health has always been something that has stunted my travel, including my confidence, but 2017 is the year of change and so this year blah blah travel

Move Out


I moved out once. It was really nice. I came home again, and I think it was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done. I guess it depends on the person, but to me, once you’ve moved out, coming back is just not the same. I suddenly feel like I am too much for this unit; I am an adult in a setting where I am supposed to be a child, and it just does not fit anymore. I do not fit anymore, which is a sadder way to put it. I am so ready to fly the nest (for the second time) but this time for it to be permanent.

 Learn A Language


Honestly, this is not just a goal, but a dream.

Ever since I could talk, I’ve been in love with language. I was always a fast learner when it came to reading and writing and just breathing in English. And so, when I began high school and was introduced to French (and Welsh), I found I had a natural flair for this thing that I adored. I worked hard, becoming top of my class for both languages…until I moved back to England and was placed in a class with a horrible French teacher and never worked on my languages in school again.

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Now, my love has been rekindled, and if I’m going to be ambitious, I’ll just say I want to know them all. I want to be fluent in all languages. But, if I’m realistic, I’m already fairly alright with French, and I’m getting better at Spanish. I would love to spend a month or two in Spain or France to learn, as well as just using Duolingo!

Physical Health


I know, I’m being cliche, and I feel like I say this to myself every year. But, if I’m honest, I’m at my unhealthiest.

There was a point in my life where I used to go to the gym everyday, and while back then I had fewer responsibilities, I believe that the time to act is now. Even if it’s just little things like drinking more water, eating more fruit, going for walks. I need to do something because improving my physical health isn’t just about looking good anymore, I want to feel good; I want to feel less tired, more focused, stronger, happier.

Tagging:

 

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Anonymous Bookaholics

I came across Beth’s Anonymous Bookaholics post and, while I wasn’t tagged, I decided this was a tag I really wanted to get behind. I’d never heard of it, but instead of asking random questions people don’t care about, I actually found it quite relevant.

I am a bookaholic. Unrelentless. Unforgiving. Unapologetic.

What do you like about buying new books?

I wouldn’t necessarily say ‘new’, because I buy a lot of second hand and used books, but the love of buying books is sort of a mixture of being a consumerist and wanting to love something so much. I love buying things and, despite being the stingiest bitch I know, I do love a good book shopping spree.

I love buying books especially from places such a YALC, where I’m buying the book specifically from the publisher, who work tirelessly to get these stories out there. And, by proxy, I’m buying it directly from the author, who wrote these words and crafted this story so I can love it.

But also it’s an exciting new adventure. It’s exciting to know I have a new world, a new life, waiting on my shelf.

How often do you buy new books?

I am very lucky (and so sort of unlucky) that I have a full time job, yet still live at home. I pay rent, and have other bills, but I also earn enough that I can buy books whenever I want. Sometimes though it can ruin the joy of it, because it doesn’t seem special anymore.

Bookstore or online book shopping?

This really depends on the situation. I love online book shopping because they’re cheaper, and because I can find older, rarer editions that I prefer. It also means I can find books that they may not sell in my local bookstore.

That being said, local bookstores are in a difficult situation, and they can’t price match online because of the costs to actually run the store. I’m all for supporting local bookshops, but when you’re given the option to buy a paperback for 1p online as opposed to 7.99 in a bookstore, there really is no question. I hope, when I’m in a better situation (living alone with a good job), I’ll force myself to bite the bullet and just shop at the store that can’t afford to have sales.

Do you pre-order books?

Of course! I have to be seriously into the book, though. I have auto-buy authors (V.E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, Jandy Nelson) and I’ll always pre-order their books, especially if they’re hardbacks/signed/sprayed edges etc. I’ll also pre-order if I’ve known about the book for a while and maybe even if I’ve read an e-arc of it e.g. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

Definitely. Like I said, I’m a super stingey person, so I’m very careful with money. That being said, I’m the least careful when it comes to books. I usually stop when I find myself buying books for the sake of buying them and not because I actually want them. I also stop if my TBR is so big that it’s pointless buying anything because I know I won’t be getting round to it soon.

Book buying bans – Are they something for you?

Sort of the same answer as before. I’ll stop myself when I’m only buying the book because I want to buy something and not because I actually want to read it. I really have to stop when I see a book I already own in a store and think about buying it!

Why Hollie? Why do you need a book you already own??

How big is your wishlist?

Not very big, unfortunately. It used to be on Amazon, but I’d forget to put stuff on there. I now have one in my head instead, but once it goes on there, I go buy/borrow it.

Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Oh my God. This series is one of my favourites of all time. It’s so vibrant and funny and imaginative. I don’t want it to end, but when it does, I’ll be holding it, crying in the corner.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I love everything Leigh Bardugo writes. I loved The Grisha Trilogy, and recieved an ARC of Six of Crows through work and absolutely adored it. I bought Six of Crows in hardback, got it signed, and I plan to do the very same with Crooked Kingdom.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

I only gave Truthwitch four stars because I felt that something was missing, but I did really enjoy it, and I love the world that was created. And so, despite not being absolutely in love with Truthwitch, I am looking forward to Windwitch and seeing more of what this world holds.

I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you’re interested in doing this tag then please do! I love reading about people’s reading habits and how books make them happy!

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

So I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I’m SO GRATEFUL. Sometimes it’s weird not receiving face to face feedback when it comes to blog posts, just a few likes and comments. So when I get nominated for things like this, honestly, my heart does little flips. Thankyou so much to Shannon @ Clockwork Bibliophile for the nomination, if you were allowed to be in my eleven nominations, you know I’d make you do this all over again ;).

Anyway, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominators.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

Shannon’s Questions:

What was the very first book you read? (if you can remember)

Oh my God. Umm, I was very quick learner when it came to reading at school, and I would leave to have extra reading lessons to basically nourish that. I read a lot of the Biff, Chip, and Kipper books for school. But I also had a personalised Christmas story which was about me and Santa delivering toys on Christmas Eve. It took me ages to understand HOW this book was written about me.

Why is your favourite genre of books your favourite?

I’ve never really talked about what my favourite genre of books is; it changes constantly. At the moment I’m loving YA contemporary and I think that’s the case because it can be so diverse. You can play and manipulate with what it means to be contemporary, and the ones I read especially do not play into stereotypes of what the genre is compared to e.g. Sci-fi and fantasy.

If you were to write a book, where would it be set? (place, time period etc)

Well, I do write books, and I set them everywhere. I rarely divert from present day or the future. I’ve never written about the past before. And, because I know it so well, they’re often set in Britain (and America obviously because we’re so exposed to it). I am hoping to start going to other countries with my writing, I have written one story set in Paris, but I want to go further, maybe East Asia or Australasia?

Have you ever felt connected to a character because they have experienced something you have?

Okay, personal story time: When I feel deeply connected to a character, I tend to cry. I recently read Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, where Isla falls in love with Josh. They’re teenagers and they spiral into this whirlwind romance, where Isla suddenly feels insecure and not good enough. She pushes Josh away to purposefully hurt him and doesn’t understand why she does it. I’ve only ever been in one relationship, but it was long and it was mostly during my teenage years. While I’m very over it and it’s not a big part of my life anymore, the time arguing was due to the things I did and said to purposefully hurt my boyfriend; I was jealous, selfish, and neurotic. It was all down to insecurity, I know this now. But back then, a hormonal, weepy, loved up teenager, I didn’t understand what was wrong with me. Reading how Isla felt, how selfish and lost she was feeling, was like reading my own feelings back to me. It was truly heartbreaking.

What is your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?

Ok, I actually really love the Twilight films. I loved the books, then kept going and realised they were awful, but I watched the films anyway. They’re hilarious, but the songs are fantastic, the cinematography is too (shout out to the location scouts). The Native American characters are all played by Native American actors too. There is no white-washing in these blockbusters, and it’s an example of how easy (and important) it is not to whitewash. Basically, the films are harmless. I watch them when I’m ill, I watch them with friends where we can talk over them and laugh.

What is your favourite book-to-tv show adaptation?

I’ve never actually thought about this one, but at the moment I am loving Shadowhunters. The acting is bad and campy, and I’m not a fan of the books, but I just love all the characters and how comfy it makes me feel.

I also ADORE Hannibal the TV show, and the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab i.e. ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOK SERIES has been green lit for a pilot. It will probably be my new favourite thing too.

What was the last book you read and did you enjoy it?

I just finished The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. I wanted something summery and light because of the incredible weather we’re having here in the U.K, but the story is too long for what it is, and winds down long paths that it doesn’t need to. I gave it a 3.5 on Goodreads and there’ll be a review up on here soon!

What’s your least favourite book that you’ve ever read?

Ignoring DNFs, I absolutely loathed The Host by Stephanie Meyer, even more so than the Twilight books. It romanticized abuse, idealized emotional manipulation, was just plain misogynistic. It was just a love triangle with aliens. It was a love spat…WITH ALIENS.

Who is your favourite blogger and why?

What…? WHAT. Oh Shannon, you are cruel. I definitely don’t have a favourite blogger. But I especially love bloggers who post more than just wrap ups, book tags (how ironic), and weekly memes. Ones who have discussion posts, and dare to ask questions about fiction that others wouldn’t. I also love reviews, obviously.

What’s the prettiest cover on your shelf?

There’s lots, but definitely these:

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. But also special shout outs to Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

What is a random fact about you that people might not know?

I’m super impatient. I hate slow walkers, slow moving traffic, when people take forever  to do something (even when they aren’t taking forever I just think they are), when internet is slow, when people don’t get back to me straight away. I didn’t really acknowledge how bad it is until recently!

Aaaaaand here are my questions:

  1. What’s a book that you loved the cover of, but the story wasn’t as great?
  2. Recommend an LGBT+ read.
  3. You can visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  4. Can you link a book with a song? What are they and why do they link?
  5. Who is a Youtuber you’re loving at the moment? (Doesn’t have to be a booktuber)
  6. Is the a genre you haven’t read anything from? Why?
  7. What’s a cliche/stereotype/trope you HATE in fiction?
  8. What’s a blog post of yours that you’re most proud of?
  9. If you couldn’t blog about books, what would you blog about?
  10. What’s a book that you probably won’t read because of the hype around it?
  11. What’s an unpopular book that you actually kinda liked? (Even just a little bit)

And here is who I tag:

Mackenzie @ Unrequited Reads

Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club

Beth @ Hello Beautiful Book Blog

Vivian @ Inked In Pages

Annalise @ Annalise Books

Yasmin & Paige @ The Wild Readers

Joanne @ In Case Of Bookishness

Melissa @ Booknerdmomo

Gracie @ GracieFM

Louise @ Genie Reads

Sarah @ Sarah Likes Books

If any of you have already done this, please do not feel any pressure to do it again, especially if you’ve done it super recently. If I haven’t listed you and you want to do it, by all means, go for it!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes // DAY THREE

The rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Thank you to Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf for the nomination. Here is Day One, and here is Day Two. For the last time, I nominate Jess @ The Mud & Stars Book Blog, Lisa @ The Not So Secret Life of a Fan girl, and Fatima @ Noteable Pad.

And lastly, but certainly not least, comes a quote from one of the most magically written series, The Raven Cycle, taken from The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater;

“It was just that there was something newly powerful about this assembled family in the car. They were all growing up and into each other like trees striving together for the sun.”

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3 Days, 3 Quotes // DAY TWO

The rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Thank you to Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf for the nomination. Here is yesterday’s, which was one of my favourite quotes from a classic I’m always in love with.

Today I nominate Shannon @ Clockwork Bibliophile, Jessia @ Paper Utopia, and Naomie @ Professional Fangirl.

Today’s quote is a beautiful one from the masterpiece I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson;

“Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before – you will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the dark if you had to.”

 

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BOOK TAG: Kiss Me, I’m Irish

I don’t know if an Irish person made this tag. I’m not Irish, I’m not even a little bit Irish. Do you think that would make a difference to this blog post? Well, the title would mean something, but ‘Kiss Me, I’m Northern’ isn’t as catchy, is it?

I was tagged by the wonderful @jadedeverafter, and you should all check out her blog because BOOKS and LOVELINESS.

Green: A book with a green cover;

Heir of Fire by  Sarah J Maas The third installment in the Throne of Glass series. I enjoyed this one much more than the others. But I’m being super slow about reading Queen of Shadows. It’s massive. It’s intimidating.

Blarney: A book that deceived you into either liking it or was overhyped and you ended up disliking it;

Soundless by Richelle Mead This is the second book I’ve read of Mead’s and honestly, it wasn’t spectacular. Which is a shame, because the plot sounded so interesting. It was hyped over on booktube because of who it was written by, but I talk about why I was disappointed a bit more in my review over on Goodreads.

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Tomasz in More Than This by Patrick Ness I mean, don’t all people have accents? I’m gunna ignore that thought, because this book was excellent, and Tomasz was a little cutie pie, and a hero!

I wrote a review on this book here, and I loved it! It was trippy, with twists and turns like you won’t believe!

Leprechaun: A book you enjoyed when you where a little person;

41sesygmm3lWhat I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell Ok, so this book is so special to me. I have no idea how I found out about it, how I got it. But I still own it, and I think I was on the cusp of teenager-dom when I read it. And it was the first book I’d read with a twist. It blew me the fuck away.

I know for a fact that this book isn’t popular on social media, so here’s the summary on Goodreads: Murder and intrigue surround a girl in this mystery set in American in the aftermath of WWII

When Evie’s father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe’s company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.

Pot of Gold: A book that cost you a lot or is of great value to you;gg

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald I had a copy of this book for A Level, where I scribbled and highlighted all over it. It cost me a penny on Amazon and was just this thin, green paperback that I didn’t really care about.

And then, for my birthday, my brother got me this bad boy. A beautiful hardback gold edition, and I bet this started my love affair with hardbacks!

Four-leaf clover or Shamrock: More than one book. Pick your current or old favourite series;

grishaThe Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo I mean, how could I not pick Queen Bardugo? Everything she writes is gold to me. The Grisha Trilogy I ate up so quickly, a beautiful fantasy setting with Russian influences and magic. Perfect series is perfect.

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free.

Magic: A book that you found magical or a book where you enjoyed a magic element that was found in the storyline;

landlinebigLandline by Rainbow Rowell The magic is fairly subtle (and debateable) in this book. But a woman finds and old landline at her mother’s house that calls her husband in the past. It’s beautiful and you’ll cry. It’s more magical realism than actual magic. But it’s an element, a lovely element.

If you like contemporary novels with a hint of magic, instead of a fantastical epic with fairies and warlocks, then this is definitely the book for you. Also, if you’re a big fan of romance then read ALL Rainbow Rowell up!

 

Kiss: Your current favourite book pairing or your all time favourite book pairing;

11250317Achilles and Patroclus in Song of Achilles Madeline Miller Sometimes I don’t really get into pairings. It’s an ‘aww that’s cute’ moment, and then I move on.

AND THEN, I get pairings that make me spontaneously cry in the middle of my shift at work.

Achilles and Patroclus were this. A doomed love, but with so much romance and squishyness before. You should ALL read this book!

 

Luck: A book on your shelf that you will luckily get to…someday;

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor Why I haven’t read this book yet, I don’t know. I read the first two books SO long ago and I really enjoyed them (though a little confused by them). I’ve had it on my shelf for ages. It’s gathering dust. I’m a bit concerned.

Jig: A book that you don’t currently own but if you could get a hold of it, it would make you dance with joy;

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater Of course, I was going to put this book. I love The Raven Cycle, and while I liked The Dream Thieves more than Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I know that The Raven Kings will be fantastic. I know I’m going to cry, and I’m not looking forward to it but also I am, know what I mean?

I tag afrolicthroughfiction and astrangersguidetonovels and anyone who wants to do this tag!

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