Top Ten Tuesday: Top Five Authors I’ve Met Top Five Authors I Want to Meet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Five Authors I’ve Met Top Five Authors I Want to Meet.

Most authors I’ve met were at YALC last year, and I am looking forwards to going again this year and meeting even more. You never know some of the authors on the second half of my list this week may be attending. In the end though it feels like the ten authors in this list (five of whom I still want to meet) aren’t enough to fully capture how many authors I still want to meet one day.

Top Ten Tuesday #62

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The Pokémon Go Tag

We’ll just pretend that the Pokémon Go craze isn’t over and that I’m not six or seven months late posting this tag.

Even when it was in its height I never got into Pokémon Go although two of my friends were obsessed with the game, and one of them still is. I guess when you nearly get into a car accident because of someone else playing the game when they should be focusing on the road it kind of loses its appeal for you. I was tagged by Grace at Thanks so much for the tag Grace, I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading my answers as much.



  • Other than mentioning the creator of the tag, Aentee at Read at Midnight, there are none. Just have fun and feel free to use Aentee’s images.

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Discussion Time: Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

After my first discussion post was a success in my mind I am a lot more confident on posting my second one. I have a schedule now; I will be posting these discussions twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, at least until I start running out of ideas and have to cut down on them a little until inspiration strikes again.

For this week I did have another idea for what I wanted to talk about in this discussion, but then something happened in a conversation that kind of inspired me. This means that I still have my original idea saved for next time, but now onto the topic;

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities

Is Book Shaming a Thing in Bookish Communities?

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2016 End of Year Survey

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s hoping you all have an amazing 2017. To celebrate the new year and look back at my reading journey throughout 2016 I decided to take part in the End of Year Survey created and hosted by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner.


Last year I saw a couple of bloggers on WordPress taking part in this. It looked like such a fun way to look back over the year but as I’d already posted an end of year review for 2015 I didn’t see the point in doing another one. Still I remember the survey and now we’ve reached the end of 2016 I’ve taken the opportunity to take part in it myself.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J.K. Rowling

Series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, #1

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Release Date: November 18th 2016


Four Stars

J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.

Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf.

– Blurb courtesy of

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Fall Activities Book Tag

Don’t worry, I am working my way through my queue of tags and awards I still need to complete. However, as this is a Fall activities book tag it made sense to post it now rather than in Spring/Summer after I’ve gotten through all the tags before it in my queue. I’ve been seeing this one around WordPress a fair bit at the moment, so obviously I was thrilled to be able to take part.

Although it does seem to me this is more of an American tag than English one. I’ve never been apple picking or to a corn maze, and we’re not big over here on carving pumpkins. Still it was great fun to be able to take part in this. I was tagged by Lauren at Lauren’s Page Turners. Thank you so much for the tag Lauren; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.


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The Jungle Book Tag

I am a massive fan of Disney movies. If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know how much I love fairytale retellings, well I love Disney movies just as much. I have seen almost every one and I am really loving all the live action reboots that are being released, who’s really excited for Beauty and the Beast next?

The Jungle Book was the latest Disney classic to get a live action reboot and, from what I understand, is the reason this tag was created in the first place. I was tagged by Gracie at GracieFM. Thank you so much for the tag Gracie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.


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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Series: Harry Potter, #8

Publisher: Little, Brown UK

Release Date: July 31st 2016


Four Stars

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

– Blurb courtesy of

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Book Scavenger Hunt Tag

This was such a fun tag to be able to complete. I’ve actually taken part in some scavenger hunts but never a bookshelf one so this was a unique experience for me. I wasn’t sure if I’d have any books that fit all the categories, and yes I did end up ‘cheating’ a little on one, but for the most part once I started looking I found a few I could have picked for each.

I was tagged by Izzi at Ravenclaw Book Club and Lauren at Wonderless Reviews. Thank you both so much for the tag; everyone else should definitely check out Izzi’s and Lauren’s original posts and while you’re there check out their blogs as well, you won’t regret it.

Book Scavenger Hunt Tag

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Femme Friday Book Tag

I was tagged in the Femme Friday book tag by Lauren at Wonderless Reviews and, as this was the next tag in my queue and it’s a Friday, it was the perfect opportunity to post it. Thank you so much for the tag Lauren, and everyone else should definitely check out her original post and her blog, and if you’re not following her already then what are you waiting for? Lauren is an amazing person, and she posts some brilliant reviews and discussions you won’t want to miss out on.

#FemmeFriday was created by Vicky at Books and Strips and you can learn more about it here. Basically it’s all about highlighting females in the bookish world—whether they be characters, authors, creators, etc. anyone really!

Femme Friday

The Rules:

  • Post this tag post on a Friday.
  • Tag three to five other bloggers (female or male, doesn’t matter).
  • Post the tag image with this.
  • If you’re going to start doing the meme on your blog please link back so there’s a pingback in the comments section for others to check out.

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