Another 25 Bookish Facts About Me

Today is my 22nd birthday, so, along with having Taylor Swift on repeat, I wanted to celebrate with a post all about me! In 2016 I did the 25 Bookish Facts About Me tag, but that was over a year ago, before I even started my bookstagram, or really committed to this blog! So here are another load of facts about me that I hope you find interesting!

Best Book Covers | Part III

I've already done a Part I and Part II of my favourite book covers of all time, so now it's time for some more! These are always such fun posts to write, and it's actually a topic I could go on and on about for many more posts, but without further ado, here are my next five favourite covers:

July Wrap Up | 2017

I read eight books this month. That’s right. EIGHT WHOLE BOOKS. Granted some of them were really short BUT STILL. This was 98% due to the 2017 Booktubeathon, an annual readathon I took part in for the first time this year (and SMASHED), which forced me to read those last seven books in just one week! I’m going to stop revelling in my own glory now and tell you how I like them:

Books and Flowers Tag

Over on my bookstagram I was tagged by @noteworthy_novels to do this tag, and as I love taking photos of books and flowers, I figured that doing a tag inspired by flowers would also be pretty fun!

Summertime Madness Tag

We’re well into summer now, and although this is quite an old tag I’ve always to do it! I wasn’t tagged by anyone on my Instagram, but I don’t really need an excuse to do it, so here goes:

Show a book with a summery cover
Even though it was probably my least favourite Kate Morton book, I’m choosing The Secret Keeper for this question, because my edition’s cover just looks like it captures a perfectly hot summer day – but still with a little bit of the mystery that the book contains…

Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for your summer holiday
It was so hard to pick an answer to this question! My go-to answer for this type of question is usually Hogwarts, but you just can’t go there for your summer holiday, so instead I’m picking Diagon Alley! I can stay in the Leaky Cauldron, see the sights, and do all the magical shopping my heart desires.

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

This tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Earl Grey Books on Youtube, and even though no-one tagged me on my bookstagram to do it, I wanted to give it a go anyway! Since we're now in July, we're definitely over halfway through the year, and this tag is designed to help you look over your reading in the past six months. I've only read ten books so far this year, so I'm hoping my answers won't be too repetitive!

How To Beat A Reading Slump

The reading slump is the bane of many a reader, and having just (finally) emerged from one myself, I thought I'd give a few of my own tips on how to beat them! So here are 11 different methods that will hopefully help you out when you've lost all interest in reading, you just can't get into a book (no matter how hard you try) and are beginning to wonder when you will ever read again. 

Mid-Year Goals Check In | 2017

Well, I’m exactly halfway through the year, so I thought it would be a good time to check in with how I’m doing with the bookish resolutions I set at the start of January! In the past, I’ve never stuck with this blog long enough into the year to make this post, so this post in itself is also kind of a cool accomplishment for me! Let’s get into it:

May & June Wrap Up | 2017

Because in May I only read (shame) one book, I’ve combined my May and June wrap ups instead. As usual for 2017 I’m still a bit behind for my reading challenge, but as usual I’m still not too bothered about it.

Reader Problems Book Tag

Over on my bookstagram I was tagged by the lovely @noteworthy_novels to do this tag, which I have absolutely loved ever since I saw it floating around on Instagram, so I was so glad to be tagged!

Summer Reads | Recommendations

We’re well into June now, so (if you live in the northern hemisphere) it’s time to start your summer reading! And to fit in with this new season (which, admittedly, has been slightly stop-start in my area) here is a short list of some of my favourite books to read in summer!

By The Book Tag

Over on my bookstagram I was tagged by the lovely Ally at @the.imperfect.library to do this tag. I thought this one would be fun because all the questions are quite unusual ones I don’t remember any other tags asking! So here goes:

My Summer TBR

I always count June as the beginning of summer, so with the new season here's a new very tentative TBR to go with it! For my spring TBR I actually ended up reading 3 of the 9 books I listed, which doesn't seem like a lot but is actually more than I expected, so it's safe to say that once again I have very low expectations for how well I get on!

7 Beautiful But Disappointing Books

It happens too often for my liking that I’ll pick up a book with an amazing cover and an intriguing blurb, only to be deeply dissatisfied by the sheer drivel it contains. I’m pretty selective about the books I choose to spend my money on, so when they turn out to be terrible it’s a huge disappointment for me - as I guess it is for everyone! So for this week’s post I thought I’d talk about some of the books that tricked me with their beautiful appearance and misleading synopses, and that I ultimately ended up hating. 

5 Favourite Book Openings

 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense." 

This is one of my favourite book openings just because it’s the very start to my favourite book series ever! And based on only this first paragraph, I don’t think anyone first reading this book could ever guess what’s in store for them!