Hiya bookish people!

I have been tagged twice more for this fabulous award, and have Daria and El to thank for that! You can read my first Liebster Award *here.
* hosted on my old wordpress site

The Rules:
  • Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  • Give these blogs 11 questions to answer


Click for Daria’s post

🌷 Do you have any weird reading habits? 🌷

I like to have instrumental music playing when I am reading, and I do like to be drinking something. Normally it’s water or something, but hot drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also very high up on that list.

🌷 Did you ever dream of being a writer? 🌷

Only when I was in my fanfiction phase. Don’t judge me, I know you had one too. Hey, my tumblr fics did get a small bit of attention, but we are gonna all agree that we don’t talk about that now. Okay, I will admit I was super excited when I had my first fic hit 1000 notes, but I have that buried so deep now that if anyone finds it, they must be a part of the FBI.

🌷 What’s a place you really want to visit? 🌷

Greece, it has always appealed to me and I really want to visit when I’m older. In fact, Beth and I have talked about going there together when we travel after school. That’s the plan, anyway. We are gonna do a lot of travelling together, which is definitely gonna burn my pockets, but I am sure I’ll love it.


Click for Beth’s guest post

🌷 What’s your rainy day song playlist? 🌷

Whatever I am listening to on my playlist at the time. I don’t really do specific weather genres, although Wet and Cold, and the King of Norway are some awesome ones. Do you guys think that I should put my songs from the month on my monthly wrap-ups? I am trying to amp them up a wee-bit.

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Click for the songs

🌷 Do you use something special / unordinary as a bookmark? 🌷

Whatever is on hand, really. I’ve been known to use my kindle as a bookmark for my physical current read. I’ve also used band-aids, tissues, post-it-notes, a sleepmark and an actual bookmark. Do you guys remember ages ago when I did that drawing of Aelin from TOG?. I was thinking of doing some of these as bookmarks for personal use and uploading stuff for you guys to print, if you’re interested? It might be worth me cleaning up the edges first.


Click card for Goodreads

🌷 What’s something that you loved in your childhood that you don’t like anymore? 🌷

I really used to love running around outside, or going out on my scooter, and going snorkeling with my dad. I haven’t done that in a few years though. As for the other stuff, now I am basically a vampire that stays inside and blogs and reads and watches Netflix (two quick recs: The Witcher and Lucifer).

🌷 What’s a new genre that you recently got really into? 🌷

To be honest, I am a genre hermit. I basically stay under the umbrella of Young Adult since that has contemporary, thriller, fantasy and romance (plus others, obviously). I really should branch out more, but the books in YA are just so amazing, I don’t really want to read about divorces and child custodies? (Yeah, I know that not all adult novels are like that, but you get my point.)

🌷 What book made you feel hungry? 🌷

Any book with a half-decent description of food. I get hungry super easily and I don’t think that there’s any one book that has made me hungrier than others. Harry Potter is obviously one stand out, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, too.

🌷 What is, in your opinion, the perfect weather for reading? 🌷

All weather. Rain or shine, wind or hail, drought or floods. As long as I have a book, kindle, phone or laptop to read on then I am happy to read in whatever weather (although being inside is definitely preferable in some of the cruler weathers). And a cup of coffee would absolutely set the scene, too. I can’t pick! I enjoy reading in the sun, but the sound of rain is so calming. Gah, why can’t I find a good answer!

🌷 What’s a book that played with your mind / messed you up (in a good way)? 🌷

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. Nothing about that book is okay, I am devastated and I think it is the most I have cried at a book in years. Especially since there were so many things to cry about. Honestly Sarah, why’d you go and do that to me?! To be honest, after all these heartbreaks and bittersweet books you’d think I am resistant to these devestations now.

🌷 Do you like scented candles? If so, what scent? 🌷

I do like scented candles. Unfortunately I don’t have any book-themed ones at the moment, but I am hoping to get some in the near-ish future. I’ve just gotta get some money first! I do like candles with more muted scents, like vanilla’s or florally smells. Citrus stings my nose. Berry smells are nice, too, if they’re mixed with something in order to mute them a bit.


Click for El’s post

🌷 What’s your favourite book? 🌷

I can’t! I just can’t! I can improvise and take a little bit of creative license and say that I am loving The Raven Cycle at the moment (I love it, I love it, I love it), and I also recently finished The Folk of the Air which I also really enjoyed. Why is this always such a hard question to answer? Why?!

🌷 What’s your least favourite book? 🌷

You guys must be so sick of me saying Midnight Sun, so I’m gonna mix it up a bit and say Midnight Sun and After. It was trash, and I can’t wait to read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire with Aditi for our next trashy-buddy-read. Honestly. Blegh.

🌷 How many books do you have on your physical TBR? 🌷

I have five, and an additional two library books. I have Emma, An Enchantment of Ravens, After You, Sorcery of Thorns and Serpent and Dove. My dad bought me a beautiful copy of Emma from an Austen shop in Bath when we went to the UK over Christmas, I can’t wait to read it. Somehow I’ve avoided reading a classic with my name as the title.

My two library books are Damsel and If I Fall, If I Die.

🌷 What is / was your favourite subject at school? 🌷

English and Media Studies classes. They are both super fun, and this year in Media I am learning about horror movies. I think I even have to film / write my own horror scene, or recreate one. Not quite sure which yet. Psychology is also super fun but it is a super intense class, you can’t afford to miss anything.

🌷 What’s your favourite board game? 🌷

Who doesn’t love a good game of Monopoly? It is super fun and aggressive and I get super competitive. That also makes me a really sore loser, because I get really stroppy and salty. If you want to play with me, expect mean words to be said because I am ruthless and will insult your rental costs with no remorse. BTW my hotel is better than yours.

🌷 What’s a stereotype that is true about you? 🌷

The coffee drinker with no chill, and who can’t sleep well ever. Also, Netflix binger.

🌷 What’s a stereotype that isn’t true about you? 🌷

The “traditional” book worm. Hates talking to people, always carrying stacks of books, wears glasses, effortless messy buns, doesn’t wear makeup like oThEr GiRlS. I do enjoy talking to my group of friends, I am always carrying books in some form, I don’t wear glasses and messy buns are a bitch to get right. Makeup is straight up dangerous though.

🌷 Favourite cake flavour? 🌷

Honey and walnut cake. I had some (well, more stole some off my stepmums plate) in a cafe near the Portobello markets and it was amazing. My stepmum (who is an amazing baker) has agreed to try to replicate it for my birthday cake.

🌷 What’s something you’ve always wanted to know more about? 🌷

I’ve kind of always wanted to learn Latin, and I think that reading The Raven Cycle, where Latin is quite an important part of the plot, has just made that more relevant to me at the moment. I want to learn, but I don’t really have time plus I don’t wanna be murdered by the Duolingo bird for missing lessons, but I definitely want to try in the future.

🌷 Are you good at multitasking? 🌷

Not in the slightest, I can barely walk and breathe at the same time, I’m unable to multitask in any way other than watching Netflix and working on a document.

🌷 Tell us a joke? 🌷

Me, I’m the joke.

No?

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
“A No Eyed Deer!”

(If you’ve made it this far, I am impressed! Now, for the questions and the tags.)

My 11 questions.

  • What’s a book you love, but hate the cover of?
  • Most anticipated read of 2020?
  • How do you take your coffee? (If you don’t drink coffee, how do you make your favourite drink?)
  • Do you lend out your books?
  • Are reading / blogging slumps a problem for you?
  • What is your favourite summer-time activity (that isn’t reading)?
  • What is your favourite winter-time activity (that isn’t reading)?
  • Cliffhangers; love ‘em or hate ‘em?
  • Do you have a favourite bookstagram account you follow?
  • What is a TV show you can’t get into, but that a good friend loves?
  • Do you keep your room tidy?

11 facts about me.

  • I like dark chocolate.
  • I love filin stuff like papers or Google Drive organisation codes, but I find tidying spaces really annoying.
  • I wear my headphones the wrong way around (right on left, left on right) because it hurts the tops of my ears less when I take them off.
  • I have a very short fuse / short temper when I don’t like someone or find someone rude / condescending.
  • I have a super organised Google Drive system.
  • I prefer hot weather over cold weather.
  • I enjoy being awake at night-time.
  • I have a Disney + account that Beth and I have split, and I’ve watched all the original Disney movies again.
  • I have had my ears pierced twice, but want to get them pierced again this year and make a bigger effort to look after them so they don’t close.
  • The worst color for hardback books (without their sleeves) in my opinion is yellow.
  • My favourite type of biscuit that you can buy is the Hundreds and Thousands ones by Cookie Bear.

Last but not least, the tags!

I tag!

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  1. It is so cool that you used to write fan fiction (I do genuinely find it cool) and 1000 notes is impressive!! 😍
    I would love to go to Greece as well and it is amazing you have plans to travel after school. I wish I had a travel buddy 😂
    Yes vanilla scents are the best!!!
    Yessss cheers for the raven cycle 😂
    Monopoly is classic but I’m rubbish. I just hoard all my money and never make any 😂😂
    I love that deer joke, I used to say all the time when I was younger!! 🙈
    Thank you so much for nominating me!!! 💛

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    1. Hahaha thank you! I am still mortified by it though XD
      I hope you get to go, too!
      YAY FOR THE RAVEN CYCLE!
      I am such a sore loser, I swear.
      You’re very welcome!

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  2. Ahh, I want the feds to release the buried fanfics 😂!! Luckily, I escaped the fanfic phase ✌🏽😂. But in all seriousness, my close friends were, and still are, into reading and writing fanfic, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it at all 😄!
    Also, I really like the term “genre hermit”. It’s like a regular hermit—but cultured 😅. You made a good point though about adult novels! Their subject matters have a certain sadness and heaviness to them 😕.
    And your Media class sounds super cool! If you end up rewriting a horror scene, does that kinda count as fanfic lol 😅?
    It was so fun reading your answers, Emma! Thank you so much for tagging me 🙂💕.

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    1. Nooooooo! I don’t think there is anything wrong with it, I still read fanfic a lot, but honestly mine were blegh
      Hahaha thank you! ‘Genre hermit’ was purely an impromptu statment
      I mean. I guess so? I am definitely gonna demand an answer about that from my teacher on Monday.
      You’re very welcome!

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  3. Sounds like I need a PI to unearth these “buried” fanfics – I say “buried” with the “air bunnies” because they won’t stay buried for long! 😂😂😂 I’ve never tried my hand at fanfic but it must take a lot of courage to post it out for the world to read.

    And I LOVE your cold weather playlist. I’ve made my own playlist which I’ve dubbed the “Virgin River Vibes” playlist. My go-to songs are Meet Me In The Woods by Lord Huron, Cold Nights by Awolk, Bare by WILDES, Comatose by Sod Ven and SYML’s Where’s My Love – the acoustic version’s where it’s at.

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    1. Nooo! They were so bad and yucky, and for someone who can now live without too many romance novels, there were so many relationships in those fics oml

      Thank you! I’ve just lined those songs up on my Spotify but I know Bare and it is such a good song!

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      1. I think that I have Katy Keene on the TV On Demand here, but I haven’t watched it yet. I still haven’t seen the Carrie Diaries! How?!

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  4. Thank you so much for the tag! 😀 And wow those were quite a lot of questions to answer! *lol* And I totally understand that you prefer hot weather over cold weather. I’m the same! XD I can’t imagine you to have a short temper though. 😉

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    1. You’re very welcome! Yes it was – they happened to pile up so I thought one post for both was a good idea. Ahaha, you’re too sweet. I do have a rather short temper – you never wanna be close when I have to constantly rethread my sewing machine that’s for sure.

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  5. the fact that you listen to intrumental music while reading is so cool! i’ve tried that with lofi before which was pretty interesting, but my favorite part is when a music piece comes on that *somehow* matches the mood of what you’re reading! #bookishgoals xD. the rainy day songs you suggested are so nice… it’s raining as of right now and i’m in love with those soft melodies ❤

    omg I FOUND A FELLOW VAMPIRE!! i'm literally *so* excited! the witcher is on my list and it sounds awesome?? i'm currently watching the vampire diaries which is also really good and binge-worthy. staying in on a rainy day, reading, and eating honey & walnut cake literally sounds like thebesthingever, not gonna lie. aaa, thanks so much for the tag, emma! ^^ i'm gonna have *so* much fun with it 😉 your responses were lots of fun to read through toooo

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    1. It is the best feeling, isn’t it?
      Thank you, I am glad you enjoy them too!

      That’s me! It is awesome, please please watch it! I binged TVD too, it was so addictive, I swear. You’re welcome! I can’t wait to see what you put 🙂

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  6. Awww, Emma, thanks so much for the tag!! ❤ I'll have to check out your song recs, and I would love to see your songs of the month on your wrap-ups. 😉 YES TO THE RAVEN CYCLE <33333 and that's so cool about wanting to learn Latin! Although I agree *shudders* the Duolingo bird is very threatening. Also I'm 100% the joke. hehehehe

    This post was just such a fun thing to read for me bc I'm at home in my fuzzy socks as it rains outside! 😉 Your questions are really unique, I'll try to answer them as soon as I can! ❤

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    1. also I forgot to write this *facepalm* but the amount of effort you put into your posts is insane!! The book graphics you made are adorable and I can tell you work really hard to keep it up 😀

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    2. You’re very welcome! Yay! I am gonna add them this month along with some new stuff and see how it goes ❤
      Yay! Honestly terrifying – I don't wanna be stalked by a green owl!
      Aww, thank you! No rush or pressure to do it 🙂

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  7. Omg loved all your answers I too get really competitive in monopoly & basically think I pre-own Mayfair & park lane so if you get there before me I will kill you (or at least seriously harm you, maybe a nice board flip too 😂)
    All the ppl that have answered my questions so far have put themselves as the joke fore the last one – woo self deprecating humour 😂

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    1. Monopoly is honestly so evil, I don’t cheat I ust twist the rules so I can win. (Note to self: never let me be a politician)
      Hahaha, yeah. I think we are all just super duper funny-looking or something

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  8. Yes I want to go to Greece one day too! I’d love to visit some of the ruins thanks to how fascinating Ancient Greek mythology is and the islands thanks to Mamma Mia :L It’ll be awesome if you turn your Aelin drawing into a bookmark!!

    OMG your physical TBR is so much more under control than mine *hides in shame*
    Yay I love Monopoly although I only ever get to play it at Christmas. I love that there are so many different themed versions of it too though.
    Aww that’s so lovely that your stepmum is going to replicate your favourite cake for your birthday. I hope you love it just as much as you remember.

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    1. Me too, especially now that I know more about them from my Classical studies class. Thank you! I really wanted to do some more but my stylus is being weird :/

      Thank you!

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