The Sunshine Blogger Award Part Two

I have some more nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award sitting in my tags queue so it’s about time I got around to answering a few more of them. If you want to learn more about my general opinions on the worst books I’ve read, or the worst book-to-film adaptations I’ve seen, or get some recommendations for bookish blogs to check out then this is the post for you.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was tagged by The Readers Bay and Destiny at Howling Libraries. Thank you both so much for your nominations, I had a lot of fun answering the questions you set and I hope you enjoy reading my answers.

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The #NotAll Book Tag

When I talk about books I tend to talk in absolutes; we love all the books in our favourite genre and prefer the book to the adaptation, but there’s an exception to every rule and in this tag I get to talk about those exceptions. I was tagged by The Orangutan Librarian. Thanks for the tag, I had a lot of fun answering the questions for this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

The #NotAll Book Tag

No rules, just link back to the creator; The Orangutan Librarian.

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Courts of Prythian Book Tag

I was tagged in the Court of Prythian Book Tag when A Court of War and Ruin was released, and it’s taken me so long to get around to it that in the meantime Sarah J. Maas has written and released A Court of Frost and Starlight. Given I will be posting my review of the latter tomorrow I figured now was the perfect time to take part in this tag.

I was tagged by Chelle at Chelle’s Book Ramblings. Thanks for the tag Chelle, I had a lot of fun answering the questions for this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.

Courts of Prythian Book Tag

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Books I Nearly DNF-ed but am Glad I Stuck With, and Five Books I Stuck With but Wish I DNF-ed

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books I Hated but am Really Glad I Read.

None, my answer for that question is none. I have not read one book that I hated but that, looking back, I’m glad I picked up. I decided to put my own spin on the topic for this week, so I’d actually have some books to feature, and I’ve gone for Five Books I Nearly DNF-ed but am Glad I Stuck With, and Five Books I Stuck With but Wish I DNF-ed.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would

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 Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would.

A lot of the time I read books I have been recommended by other bloggers, so I tend to love them as much as I expect or a little bit more. A lot of the time when I say I enjoy books more than I thought I already knew I was going to love them I just ended up enjoying them that little bit more. The books I picked for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme are books I was genuinely surprised by; five in a good way and five in a bad way.


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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.

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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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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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Problematic Faves Tag

This is a tag that was created by Izzi over at Ravenclaw Book Club to celebrate reaching 100 followers. I was thrilled to be tagged in this one, although it’s taken me a while to get around to it.

Problematic Fave; (Noun) A favourite person (usually a character) who has problematic views and opinions.

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Some of these questions were easier for me to answer than others; some I had an answer for as soon as I read it whereas others were a little harder and I had to scan my bookshelves thinking back on the characters and relationships in each.

Once again I was tagged by Izzi at Ravenclaw Book Club. Thank you so much for the tag Izzi; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and while you’re there her blog as well.

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The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I was only tagged in the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag recently, by Lauren at Wonderless Reviews and Jill at Rant and Rave About Books, but despite all the other tags I have in my queue I had to bump this one to the front. It makes sense to do a mid year tag in July, it wouldn’t make sense to do it in September/October after I’ve gotten through all the tags before it in my queue. It was hard to pick only one book for some of these, so I picked two runners up as well.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Thanks Lauren and Jill for tagging me in this one. I’ve seen loads of people taking part in this tag and I am so excited to get my change to showcase my favourites for the first half of this year.

This tag was created by Chami at ReadLikeWildFire and Ely at Ely Jayne. It’s where we look back at (and freak out over) the books we’ve read during the past six months.

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The Cookie Book Tag

Food book tags are probably my favourite of the lot; the questions are always so creative and the never fail to make me a little hungry as I try to think of answers. I’ve already taken part in the Dim Sum and Coffee book tags, and I have a couple more in my queue for the near future, but today it’s the Cookie book tag.

I was tagged by Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile. Thanks so much for the tag Stephanie; everyone else should definitely check out her original post and her blog, she writes some amazing posts.

The Cookie Book Tag

Rules:

  • In addition to linking back to the person who tagged you, it would be awesome if you link back to Nicole’s original post!
  • Pick a book that corresponds to the cookie’s ‘theme’.
  • Have fun!
  • Tag one to three people.

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