The Pride and Prejudice Book Tag

I found this tag on Elaine’s page (check out her post here!) and now that I’ve finally read this book I thought it would be really fun to do this!

A few little pleasantries:

  • Thank those who tagged you.
  • Link back to the creator of the tag (Emma @TurnAnotherPage)
  • Tag as many people as you want
  • Have fun!!

The Bennet Sisters: A Mixed Bag
A book or series with an eclectic cast of characters

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy!! This is a looooong series that I’m reread this year and I still adore it! It’s so fun, filled with quips, magic and fighting scenes growing from Middle Grade to Young Adult as the series goes on. Not enough people on the internet read this series!

Charlotte Lucas: The Best Friend
A dependable book/series, tv show or film you can always turn to

I was pretty tempted to use Skulduggery for this answer as well. But instead I’ll turn to screens for my answer. I don’t watch a lot of tv or films, but Elementary and Doctor Who are staples for me. And the Narnia movies, as well as the MCU, are ones I’ll always love!

Mr Darcy: The Unexpected Surprise
A book or series that you didn’t originally like but grew to love.

Immediately The Crow by Alison Croggon, the 3rd book in the Pellinor series, comes to mind. It was my least favourite as a teen when I first read the books, and I would reread the others all the time but I barely went back to this one. I went back to it at the end of 2020 and I discovered that I actually really love it now! It’s such a beautiful book and I’m so glad that I’ve changed my mind!

Lady Catherine de Bourg: The Intimidating Aristocrat
A book or series that intimidates you

The Centuries Trilogy by Ken Follett! For some reason I own all three massive books in hardback, even though I’ve never finish a Follett book in my life. They’re all at least 800 pages, all historical fiction, and they’re all probably going to be on my tbr for a while…

Mr Bingley: Honest Yet Easily Led
A character you think deserves a lot of love

Why do I never hear people talking about Pierre from War and Peace? (or Natasha but I’ll stick to just one character for now) He gets so much character development through the book and I know that War and Peace is a chunky one (understatement of the year) but it’s also a really well known classic so I would’ve thought we’d hear more about some of its characters!

Mr Collins: Awkward and a little socially inept.
What hyped or popular book/series have you not yet read?

There are so many books that I could put here! I’m going to go with The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. The Daevabad Trilogy sounds like an amazing fantasy series that I really need to get my teeth into! I’ve just gotta buy it first 😂

The Gardiners: Steady Voices of Reason
A character from any book, film, or tv series that you would turn to for advice

Nana Jasmine from the Noughts & Crosses series by Malorie Blackman. But only by the third book. She starts off having to deal with a lot of internal demons but by the third book in this series, without giving any spoilers, she is 100% the person I would turn to first with any question I had.

Mr Wickham: The Deceiver
A book that did not reach your expectations

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. I’m not sure what I had been expecting from this book, but it certainly wasn’t two privileged people complaining about their lives with barely a plot to sustain it. Such a disappointment.

Georgiana Darcy: Shy and Naive but Friendly
An under-hyped or represented book that you really love

Okay we all know I have a million and one different books and series I could recommend here! I do read hyped books, but I also read a lot of underhyped ones! The Legends of the Godkissed Continent by AB Endacott is an interwoven series which covers all four countries in this fantasy world

Colonel Foster’s Regiment: Sure to liven up any party!
What book or series would you always recommend?

Surely this is the easy one? It’s got to be the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon! Especially after rereading it at the end of 2020 it really solidified my love for the story and I want more people to pick it up!

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Opposite Titles Challenge!

I saw this floating around on Instagram (@lu.cyreads specifically) and thought that this would be fun! Book titles that are complete and utter opposites of one another! To steal one from Lucy’s post as an example: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare, and The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter. You get the idea?

So I’ve been scrounging my goodreads shelves, and here are 3 opposites that I could find!


Holes by Louis Sachar



The Ascent of Everest by John Hunt

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Death Bringer by Derek Landy

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket

What do you think? Are these opposite enough? It’s surprisingly tough to do! Please do try out the tag, it’s so fun!!

Annotations Book Tag

The amazing and wonderful Jesse from Bowties and Books recently created a tag based off of annotating books and I thought it would be really fun to do! Definitely go and check out their booktube channel for amazing content as well as the original tag!

Onto the questions!

  1. Do you mark your annotations with page flags? Yes! Otherwise I will literally never find the damn thing again! Lost forever in a sea of words
  2. Do you match flags to the book cover or do you have a set flagging system? I do both. If it’s a book where I’m not wanting to focus on specifics and instead just run with a vibe, then I’ll use tabs that match the cover. If it’s a fantasy etc where I know I want to mark out certain points? Colour coded.
  3. What is the first book you ever annotated? Probably Anne Franks diary when I was back in school! But at the time I refused to use a pen so it was all in pencil.
  4. Have you ever been against annotating books? Yup! Hence the pencil above! I didn’t want to “waste” my books, but now I know that not only does it add to the book but the whole point of the book is to be read and enjoyed
  5. Did you ease into annotating your books or did you jump right in? Eh a bit of both, I tried tabs and writing notes elsewhere but it didn’t work for me. I tried in pencil but it just pissed me off (I ain’t a pencil writer) and so I naturally ended up at pens
  6. Do you keen an un-annotated version of your annotated books? No, I can’t justify owning two versions of the same book to be honest
  7. Has anyone ever annotated a book for you? No but this would be so lovely!
  8. Do you mind used books with annotations already in them? Honestly it depends. If it’s a lot of annotations that would disrupt the reading experience then I don’t really want that when reading through a fantasy or historical fiction for the first time. If it’s a few notes here or there then I’m totally down for that!
  9. Have you ever gotten hate or horrified stares for writing in your books? No cause I’ve never done it in public hahaha
  10. What do you annotate your books with? Pens, highlighters, all that good stuff
  11. Have you ever regretted annotating a book? Yes. A book that I annotated including swear words etc and then wanted to unhaul. I regretted annotating it because not only do some people not like annotations but others can be quite against swear words.
  12. Why do you annotate? Because I want to react to a book. I want to make a note of my real time thoughts and feelings
  13. When underlining, do you use a ruler? I don’t really underline, but if I do then no. Wobbly line or bust
  14. Do you annotate each book that you read? Definitely not! I’ve actually not annotated a book in a long time. I just do it when the mood strikes, if you force it then you lose the fun, just like reading!

And that’s it! That’s the Book Annotating Tag! Let me know down below if you annotate your books, and if you don’t why not! Thanks so much for reading guys 🙂

A Week In Books Tag

I saw this tag from May Bhankohleing’s booktube channel and just knew I had to answer these questions! I thought about making a video for it but instead I’m going to run with a blog post! We go through the each of the days of the week so lets get into the 7 questions!

Monday Travel day is always so tiring, name a book that feels like drinking coffee

Is it cheating if I answer Before the Coffee Gets Cold?

Tuesday You realise you forgot something important! Name a book that was forgettable

A Stranger in the House, it was just… nothing special.

Wednesday You go on an excursion for the day, name a fast-paced book

The Other Black Girl!! I had to make myself put that one down!

Thursday The most underrated day of the week, name an underhyped book!

Just one?! Can I cheat and say 2? Samuel Nowak by Caitlyn J Bolton (historical fiction) and Queendom of the Seven Lakes by AB Endacott (fantasy). Totally fine with them being different genres…. right?

Friday You go out for a celebratory dinner, name a book with food on the cover

I… have no clue… uuuhhh With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo? I’ve not read it. I don’t own it. I just don’t think I have any food books hahaha

Saturday you don’t want the trip to end, name a book that ends in a cliff-hanger

Okay but there’s so many of them! Imma go with the booktube darling Six of Crows

Sunday You’re sad the trip is over, name a book that made you cry

The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I sobbed when I read this book.

And that’s the 7 Books for 7 Days Book Tag!! In the comments answer Thursdays question for me, an underhyped book!!! Thanks so much for reading!

The Outstanding Blogger Award

The wonderful Elaine Howlin tagged me back in 2020 to do this tag and I am far too late to properly take part. Within 2020 every blog that ping-backs the creators original post would be entered to win the Outstanding Blogger Award. Now of course I’ve passed this but that doesn’t mean I can’t do the questions!!

The Rules

Link to the creators original post

Answer the questions provided

There were also other rules about making questions and tagging people but that’s a bit redundant now, so let’s get to the questions Elaine wrote!

  1. What book do you always recommend to people?

I think that we all know this is the Pellinor series! It’s a great high fantasy Young Adult series and of course it has an important place in my heart. Other than that I tend to try and make my recommendations specific to the individual, just to make the chance of them reading the book higher!

2. Why did you start your blog?

I’ve always wanted to talk to people about books, and I didn’t have any close friends who were bookish. I didn’t post very much when I first made the blog but over time I’ve become more consistent and I really enjoy reading other peoples posts as well as sitting down to collate my feelings about a book into a review!

3. What was your favourite book as a child?

This is a tough one! As a younger kid I adored Enid Blyton (from like 5-8) and then I loved The Roman Mysteries and Goodnight Mr Tom (9-14ish) and then after that it was the Gallagher Girls, Eragon and Pellinor (15-16). Then I stopped reading for a while cause school was killing me.

4. Is there any book that you prefer the adaptation of?

Not of the top of my head, but I also don’t watch many movies. There are loads I’ve enjoyed and loads I still need to watch!

5. What are you currently reading?

War and Peace! This bad boy is gunna last me the whole of 2021! I also have a few other books on the go right now that I’m spreading across months including Long Walk to Freedom and Fall of Giants.

6. Has a book ever inspired you to visit somewhere?

Simply? No. There have been books that have made me interested in visiting a country, definitely! But I’ve not acted on that as of yet.

7. Is there a new release you’re excited for?

The Mask Falling!! I’m simultaneously wanting to read it right now and also wanting to savour it because a new book wont be out for ages!

Thank you so much again to Elaine for tagging me and I’m sorry this took me so long! You guys should definitely go and check her out.