Books I’ll Probably Never Read Tag

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week so far, I’ve been tagged by the lovely Amber, over at Step Into A Book World – if you haven’t heard or checked out Amber and her awesome blog before, click the link above!

Without further ado, let’s begin:

A REALLY HYPED BOOK YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN READING

I had to really think about my answer to this question as there isn’t a book in particular so I thought I’ll have to go with anything by the author E. Lockhart.

I read We Were Liars either last year or the year before and really didn’t enjoy it (unpopular opinion), however I will give Genuine Fraud a read but I’m not racing to buy it anytime soon.

A SERIES YOU WON’T START/WON’T BE FINISHING

I have never gotten round to reading the Divergent series and am in no rush to do so. I don’t know if I’ll ever start it, maybe one day.

A CLASSIC THAT YOU’RE JUST NOT INTERESTED IN?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I’ve never been into reading classic stories before but I’d like to start reading some soon (especially as the book covers I’ve seen for the classics in Waterstones are absolutely beautiful and would look wonderful on my bookshelves!)

ANY GENRES YOU NEVER READ?

I have never read a classic book, but I hope to soon! I might challenge myself throughout the year to pick up a couple of classic books and see if I enjoy them.

A BOOK ON YOUR SHELVES YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER ACTUALLY READ?

Eventually I will get round to reading all of my books on my shelf (hopefully!), however the book I feel that matches this question the most is probably The Burning World by Isaac Marion, it’s the second book in the Warm Bodies series.

Thank you once again for tagging me, Amber! I love doing book tags and awards!

Now it’s my turn to tag my fellow book lovers:

I hope you all enjoyed reading my answers. If you’ve already done this tag please don’t feel like you have to do it again, for those of you who choose to do this tag; I look forward to reading your answers!

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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The Brotherhood of the World Award

A few days ago, I was nominated by the lovely Lili over at Lili’s Blissful Pages for The Brotherhood of the World Award.

Here are the rules for this award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the questions sent to you.
  • Nominate around ten bloggers.
  • Create your set of questions for the nominees.
  • List the rules and display the Brotherhood of the World logo in your post.

Questions from Lili:

  1. The reason why you start your blog?

I started my blog because I wanted to write more about the books that I have read and share my love for books with others.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?

Honestly, I was drinking tea at the time when I was creating my blog and I simply put two of the things I love in life: a cup of tea and books!

3. What’s your most read genre?

Oooh, good question! I think I read from the dystopian and contemporary genres quite a lot. I’m not entirely sure what is my most read genre, but it’ll most likely be between those two.

4. Which do you enjoy more; reading or writing?

Another good question! I do love to write about the books that I love but I think I enjoy reading more. Sometimes I find it hard to get my point across with words without it sounding confusing to others!

5. Do you have a favourite reading spot and where? And why is it your favourite?

My bed. I love to read in my bed, where I’m all snuggled up under my duvet with a hot drink beside me and a good book. There’s nothing better (in my opinion) than being warm and reading a book. It’s my favourite because it means that I won’t be distracted by family members downstairs or the television.

Now it’s my turn, I nominate:

Questions to be answered by the nominees:

  1. If you were able to choose which author you could go to dinner with, who would you choose and why?
  2. What’s your favourite time of the year?
  3. What’s the last book you read?
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
  5. When you’re not blogging or reading, what do you do in your spare time?

Thank you very much to Lili for nominating me, I really enjoyed answering these questions! To those of your who I nominated, it’s not compulsory so you’re more than welcome not to do this award. To those of you who decide to do this award, I look forward to reading your answers!

Happy reading,

Claire 🎄

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Good morning everyone! I have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely Amy over at The Little Book Nerds.

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How does it work?
-Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
-Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
-Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
-List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Amy’s Questions for me:

  1. What is your reading goal for 2018?

I haven’t thought this through completely as of yet (which is a bit dangerous as we’re very close to 2018!) I know that I’ll go higher than 30 books which was my reading goal for this year and I completed that in August! *round of applause*

2. What do you do when you are in a reading slump?

Normally when this happens I tend to binge tv shows or watch a marathon of movies to try and give me some space between books. Eventually I come back around!

3. What is your top 5 books of 2017?

Good question! Top 5 books that I read in 2017 (in no particular order): Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch, November 9 by Colleen Hoover, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella and Sick Pleasure by Jessica Serra Huizenga.

4. Who is your Number 1 fictional crush at the moment?

At the moment, it probably is Benton James Kessler from November 9 just because I finished this book a couple of days ago and I loved how he was portrayed.

5. What is your favourite genre?

I find this a difficult question because I really enjoy all different genres, I guess it would have to be action/adventure.

6. Which season do you read more in?

It honestly depends on how busy I am around that time of year, for me it has nothing to do with the seasons.

7. If you could have two authors to co-write a book, who would they be?

Ooooooh! I would choose Marissa Meyer and Jessica Serra Huizenga, it would be an action/adventure novel mixed with very sexy, romantic scenes.

8. Where do you read the most?

On my bed, it’s where I’m cosiest.

9. Do you take a book everywhere you go?

Literally E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E I go!!!

10. Do you break spines or keep them unbroken?

I try my absolute hardest to not break the sounds of my books, but it has been proven difficult with some books. If you guys have any tips on how to stop this from happening, that would be really appreciated!

11. What do you enjoy most about reading?

Entering all these different worlds and lives of incredible fictional places and characters is probably what I enjoy most about reading. I’ve loved reading from such a young age and I’m glad it’s never changed.

Now it’s my turn, I nominate:

Questions to be answered by the nominees:

  1. What do you love most about blogging?
  2. What’s your story behind your blog name?
  3. What’s one of your favourite quotes?
  4. Which book/series makes you happy?
  5. What distracts you most from reading?
  6. What five things are you grateful for?
  7. Which author would you ask to write your biography?
  8. What is your favourite sound?
  9. Which (if any) book series have you DNF’d?
  10. Are there any movie adaptations you prefer more than the book?
  11. If your life, as it is up to this point, was made into a film what song would be playing during the end credits?

I hope you guys liked this post and thank you to Amy for nominating me! To those of you who I have nominated, it’s not compulsory so you’re more than welcome not to do this award. To those of you who decide to do this award, I look forward to reading your answers!

Happy reading,

Claire 🎄

Three Days Quote Challenge – Day 3

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Last but not least, the third and final day of this challenge!

For Day 3 I have chosen a quote from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.


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I think a lot of people can relate to this quote as most of us seem to try and Google nearly anything we don’t understand (well, at least I do) – it’s a funny quote that made me laugh out loud when I read this book and I remember a couple of people giving me strange glances on the bus when this moment had occurred.

Also, like the quote says “In new situations all the trickiest rules are the ones nobody bothers to explain to you”, I think this is a true quote! Half of the new situations that we find ourselves going through in life were never explained to us so we have to figure out how to do them or how to cope with them by ourselves.

This quote is very real to me. It has a funny side to it by saying “And the ones you can’t Google”, but I find that it is quite serious as well.

My final three people I am going to nominate are:

I really hope you guys have enjoyed my quotes over the past three consecutive days and I thank again for this being my first book tag challenge!

And so that concludes a few of my favourite quotes for this challenge, if you wanted to try this challenge out but haven’t been tagged yet, then I challenge all of the ‘un-tagged’ bloggers to do this 🙂

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

Three Days Quote Challenge – Day 2

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Welcome to my second day of the Three Days Quote Challenge blog post,

For Day 2 I have chosen a quote from The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.

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“Love is fragile. And we’re not always it’s best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.”

I love this quote.

It makes me think about how delicate love can be and to not take it for granted.

The three people I am going to nominate are:

I hope you guys look forward to my last day of this challenge tomorrow with a new quote and new nominees.

Happy reading,

Claire 🙂

What are your opinions on this quote? Let me know in the comment section below.