Book Tag – Would You Rather (Book Edition)

I saw this book tag on Aoife’s blog. As I liked the questions and Aoife wanted to find out what would be my answers, here I am sharing with you this book tag.

1. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE A FRIEND WHO LOSES YOUR BOOKS, OR ONE WHO DOG EARS THEM?

I’m a bit of a neat freak when it comes to books. I like buying them brand new and when I read them I do my very best to not break the spine and keep them looking like new. If I was going to lend a book to a friend it most likely be a book I didn’t enjoy that much and therefore get rid of it anyway. So my answer is lose a book.

2. WOULD YOU RATHER SECRETLY LOVE A BOOK EVERYONE ELSE HATES, OR SECRETLY HATE A BOOK EVERYONE ELSE LOVES?

Secretly love a book everyone hates. I know that I have mentioned books before on my blog that I hate that are very popular.

3. WOULD YOU RATHER BE STUCK ON A VERY LONG PLANE OR TRAIN RIDE WITHOUT A BOOK?

I would rather be stuck on a train ride without a book. I’m awful when it comes to night flight so I need a good book to help me.

4. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE DINNER WITH YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR OR YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?

Meeting my favorite author would be amazing.

5. WOULD YOU RATHER DATE A CHARACTER YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON OR YOUR CRUSH FROM REAL LIFE?

When I read Single-Minded by Lisa Daily I had a crush on the chief (can’t remember his name). To answer this question I think reading about relationships is helping me think of what I would like in a relationship if I meet someone.

6. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TURNED INTO A MOVIE, OR YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE TURNED INTO A BOOK?

Book into a movie. There are so many books that I have read and I have thought I would love to see made into a movie.

7. WOULD YOU RATHER READ A BOOK WITH AN ANNOYING CLIFFHANGER, OR ONE WHERE YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IS KILLED OFF?

It has to be an annoying cliffhanger, you never know might be a sequel to the book. 

8. WOULD YOU RATHER LOSE THE ABILITY TO READ ANY NEW BOOKS, OR THE ABILITY TO REREAD BOOKS YOU’VE ALREADY READ?

Ability to re-read. I’m not one for re-reading books.

9. WOULD YOU RATHER LIVE IN A LIBRARY OR A BOOKSTORE?

 I will go with Bookstore because I’m a book snob.

10. WOULD YOU RATHER LOSE YOUR PLACE OR GET A PAPER CUT EVERY TIME YOU READ A BOOK?

Lose me place in a book because I’m a baby when it comes to getting cuts on my hands.

11. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE TO ALWAYS READ IN THE DARK, OR ALWAYS READ BOOKS WITH TINY TEXT?

Both answers will lead to bad eyesight but I’ll go with reading in the dark. 

12. WOULD YOU RATHER READ BY A FIREPLACE, OR ON THE BEACH?

Read by a fireplace.

 

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The ABC Challenge (B)

This challenge was created by Kelly over at Kelly’s Rambles. The idea of the challenge is to work your way through the alphabet each week and share some of the books beginning which each letter that are memorable to you and also those which are still on your TBR. The words ‘The@ and ‘A’ will be ignored.

I have missed out on the letter A last week. I thought it would be best for me if I start on the letter B and come back to the letter A another time. 

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WWW Wednesday 17/10/18

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently ReadingLord of the Flies

The book I am currently reading is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. I haven’t finished the first chapter yet so it is difficult for me the say if I will enjoy this book. I haven’t picked this book up since Thursday as I am finding it difficult to fit back into my daily routines since I’ve been back from the educational visit. 


Recently Finished

I’m pleased to have finished The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant before the publication date which is the 22nd. I found it difficult to rate this book because part of it I didn’t like, in the end I gave it 4 stars. Here is the link to my review. 


Reading Next

Sadly I’m going leave Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone for another week. The reason for this is that I just found an ARC I missed read before the 9th November. The ARC I must read next is Snowy Nights at the Lonely Heart Hotel by Karen King.

Review – The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant

Synopsis – Christmas is coming but it doesn’t feel that way for Esme Greenwood. Recently jilted by her cheating fiancee Warren, she’s had enough of London life and escapes to Thimble Cottage in the Peak District, home of her beloved grandmother Matilda.

While Esme mourns for the wedding she’ll never have, Matilda puts her granddaughter back together again with comforting words and generous helpings of fruitcake and together, they plan the trip of a lifetime, to Lapland to see the northern lights, somewhere Matilda has always dreamt of going.

But tragedy strikes and when Matilda dies, Esme screws up the courage to go on the trip on her own to honour her beloved grandmother’s wishes. At the airport she meets a motley crew of characters including Zach, a handsome, brooding, out-of- work actor and together they set off for an adventure.

Beneath the indigo skies of Lapland, Esme and Zach grow closer. But when Esme is bombarded by messages from Warren promising he’s changed and she discovers that Zach is hiding something very significant – will her head be turned? And when a trip to the northern lights reveals the full extent of Zach’s own secret past, is there any hope that Esme will get the happy ending that her grandmother wished for her?

Title – The Christmas Wish

Author – Tilly Tennant

Published by – Bookouture

Release date – 22nd October 2018

Genre – Romance, Women’s Fiction

Format – ebook review copy

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WWW Wednesday 10/10/18

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

I’m typing this post way in advance on a Sunday because this week I am on a educational visit with year 6 at the school I work in. I didn’t want to start missing any WWW post again.

So far I have reached 36% of The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant. This is an ARC I received via NetGalley and the publication date is the 22nd of this month. I would say at the moment, this has to be my favorite book by Tilly I have read so far. This is my fourth Tilly book and this book feel completely different to the others. It’s seems like a fast read and I am very focused on the story. Once I’ve finished the story I will share my thoughts in a review.


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Last Tuesday I finished Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell. I was going to change my last weeks WWW post but it was too last because I scheduled the post in advance. I enjoyed this book but I was unsure of the ending because I had the telly on in the background and I wasn’t fully concentrating on the reading. I still haven’t decided whether to add The Last Magician to by TBR.


Reading Next

There are 3 books left to read for my Beat the Backlist challenge and so the book on that list to read is Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone. I haven’t heard good things about this book but, I’m still going to give it a go. The most popular star rating on GoodReads is 4 stars which gives me hope.

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September Wrap Up

September was a month of setting and sticking to realistic goals. My focus was on my Beat the Backlist challenge and also creating a reading routine. So far the reading routine that is working for me is staring a book over the weekend and reading as much of the book as I can on Sundays. The result of this that I son’t need to feel guilty not reading much during the working week and reading a book a week is a more successful goal.

During the month of September I have read 3 books. 40125084

The first book I read/finished was How to Bake a New Beginning by Lucy Knott. I read an ARC copy of this that received via NetGalley. I start reading this book in August and I finished the book on the 2nd of September. This book is Lucy’s debut novel which was published 4 weeks ago. My favorite part of book was how close that three sisters are and how they help each other out getting through the loss of their grandfather. Here is a link to my review.

Next I read Geekerella by Ashely Poston. This tried reading this book a few months 30724132ago and I couldn’t get into it so I put it down. I though of giving it another chance in September because it has been sitting on my bookshelf and Beat the Backlist challenge for a long time. I gave it 4 stars and I have found out there will be a second book. 

 

The last book is A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant. This is another book I have 34338269tried to read and pick up for months and September was the month for it. This book is the sequel to Rome is Where the Heart Is. This was the first book I had read by Tilly and pleased that I have finally read the sequel. 

 

September has been a good reading month for me having read 3 books which were all 4 stars. For the month of October I hope to continue with my reading routine.

 

 

WWW Wednesday 3/10/18

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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I am currently reading Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell. As I’m typing this post in advance, I have less than 100 pages left. I’ve been doing well on my Beat the Backlist challenge as this is my 3rd in 3 weeks. As like Stars (Wendy Darling) Vol 1 by Colleen Oakes, this is a dark retelling of Peter Pan. I didn’t realize that this is the author of The Last Magician. Shall I add it to my TBR?


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I’m so pleased to finally read A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant. I’ve been posting for months that it was next to read and never got round it and now I have. I enjoyed it and gave it 4 stars. Although, there is a part towards the end I’m unsure of but I’m not that bothered because there was a happy ending. Another book ticked off my Beat the Backlist challenge.


Reading Next

Next on my list is another Tilly Tennant book which is called The Christmas Wish.

WWW Wednesday 26/9/18

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading A Wedding in Italy

I haven’t posted for two weeks because I haven’t finished a book in that time. I’m finally reading A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant. You will be happy to hear that I’m enjoying it. I’ve been putting off reading this book for so long and I got to a point where it could have been a DNF. Thankfully it’s not as I enjoy reading books by this author. A Wedding in Italy is the sequel to Rome is Where the Heart is. 


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I’ve recently finished Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I gave this retelling 4 stars and I’ve just found out that there is another book in the series which is out next spring. Again this was a book I have had a while and there was a chance it could have been a DNF.


Reading Next

My rule about reading books on my shelf before buying more books has not lasted very long. The reason for this is because I have an ARC to read before the end of October which is The Christmas Wish by Tilly Tennant. I have been looking at my Beat the Backlist challenge and I have 4 books left to read. The next book I would like to tick off that list is Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell.

UnhookedI would like to hear for you all how are you planning on completing you challenges and reading goals you set at the start of the year.

WWW Wednesday 5/9/18

WWW Wednesday meme is by hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading Geekerella

I have decided to give Geekerella by Ashley Poston another try. I started reading this book a few months ago but I wasn’t in the mood. I’ve forgotten about my Beat the Backlist challenge and so this book will help me get back on track. If any of you are interested to hear, I have 6 books left to tick off my Beat the Backlist challenge. So far this reminds me of The Cinderlla Story film. I get the feeling this will be a slow read for me.


Recently Finished

On Sunday I finished reading How to Bake a New Beginning by Lucy Knott. I received an ARC copy of this book which is set to be released on the 9th. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about families. Also if anyone is seeking for a Christmas book in September, I recommend you start with this book as Christmas is not really the main theme of the story. Hear is a link to my review.


Reading Next

I have a 3 unread books on my bookshelf. I am setting myself a rule that I should only have two unread books on my bookshelf at a time. I tend to buy a couple of books and they spend months unread because I buy other books to read instead. Out of the 3 A Wedding in Italy by Tilly Tennant has been sitting of my shelf the longest. If I don’t read this book next, I will have to get rid of it. I’ve tried reading it a few times throughout the year and have share many many times in a WWW post that I will read next or started read. So this is the last chance I’m giving it.

A Wedding in Italy

Review – How to Bake a New Beginning by Lucy Knott

Synopsis – Three sisters. One trip to Italy. The chance to change their lives.

Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order; a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a Rockstar. But, Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece…

Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish parties, her tweets are brimming with celebrity names, but in reality she’s stuck behind a desk working for a boss who is determined to make her suffer. Is it time for her to stand up and take charge of her life?

Louisa has always been drowned out by her sister’s successes. As the university drop-out she’s always felt third best. But a chance encounter in a little Italian village may be about to change that…

When their beloved grandfather passes away these sisters are forced to take another look at their lives. These three sisters are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that could just lead them down a road of romance (with a little help from the kitchen)!

Perfect for fans of Jenny Oliver, Carole Mathews and Lucy Diamond.

Title – How to Bake a New Beginning

Author – Lucy Knott

Published by – HQ Digital

Release date – 9th September 2018

Genre – Romance, Women’s Fiction

Format – ebook review copy

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