Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Happy Bookaholic Tag

1. What do you love about buying new books?
I love buying new books because it gives you a new world to dive into or a chance to dive into a world you loved. Books are my escape from the world, so I love buying a new book because they give you another place to get away.
2. How often do you buy new books?
I go through strange book buying spells. I can go months and months without buying anything but then I go a bit extreme every now and then and buy too many books. I've been trying to keep out of the more expensive shops recently because I'm going through the extreme spell. I've been sticking to charity shops and places like the Works to find new books.
3. Bookstore or online book shopping - which do you prefer?
I like both. Shopping online is great because you often get things cheaper and there is an endless selection. I love shopping in store because you get instant gratification and you can find books you might not be searching for online.
4. Do you have a favourite bookstore?
I don't have a particular favourite. I love The Works for bargain books. I got the Maze Runner trilogy for just £2.99 recently *BARGAIN*. I also love charity shops for grabbing books. I have an Oxfam book shop in my town and you can get some right bargains in there. I got two first edition Harry Potter hardback books and a Blue Bloods novel for just £6.
5. Do you preorder books?
I think I've only ever pre-ordered one book and that was "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner". I was in my Twilight phase and couldn't wait for the novella to come out in print even though you could have gotten it for free online. I am going to pre-order the last Mortal Instruments book. 
6. Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
Not really. I just buy what I want if I can and save if I can't afford it at the time. 
7. Book buying bans - are they something for you? Not really. I don't consistently buy huge amounts of books. I have tried to limit my spending on books until my TBR is down a bit but I'm not going to ban myself completely.
8. How big is your wishlist?
It's kind of endless. I don't have anything written down or on Goodreads but I have an large mental list of books I need to pick up at some point because I like the sound of them or because they have been raved about on book blogs or on booktube.
9. Which three books (from you wish list or pre-orders, or ... ) would you like to own NOW?
Walking Disaster. 
Throne of Glass. 
10. Whom do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do it. I'm sure this is a pretty old tag so most people have probably seen it or done it. If you have done it or are going to do it then leave me a link in the comments. I'd love to see/hear/watch your version of this tag. 

Thanks for reading!   

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Top 10 Influential Books

This tag has been hitting the youtubes a lot recently and after watching Megan Oliver's video I thought I would go ahead and do this on my little blog. 

The tag is essentially just a list of 10 books that have influenced your life after you have read them. There isn't meant to be any explanations given as to why you have chosen them but Christine from PolandBananaBooks explained why she chose them and I really liked hearing a reason why the books influenced her.  I think I'm going just give you the list but if you want to know the reasons leave me a comment and I'll let you know.
  1. Twilight (and the rest of the series) by Stephenie Meyer
  2. The Hunger Games (and the rest of the trilogy) by Suzanne  Collins
  3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  4. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  7. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  8.  Love Story by Erich Segal
  9.  Vampire Academy (the series and the spin off) by Richelle Mead
  10.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

    Have you do this tag? Let me know in the comments and link me up to your post/video. If you haven't, go ahead and let me know in the comments which books influenced you.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Book Cake Tag

1) Flour - A book that was a little bit slow to start off but that really picked up as it went along. 
I thought Wither from Lauren Destofano was really slow to start and it took me so long to get though this book but the last few chapters really picked up and now I want to carry on with the series.
2) Margarine - A book that had a really rich and great plot. 
I think the host had a brilliant plot. It was original (at least to me) it didn't feel slow at any point and I felt that it was actually going somewhere. I loved the idea and the execution and would recommend people read it!
3) Eggs - A book that you thought was going to be bad but actually turned out quite enjoyable. 
Vampire Academy. This applies more to the series than the book itself.  The name isn't the best and the first book isn't AMAZING. I kept going and am so happy I did. It gets better and better and I didn't think it would.
4) Sugar - A sugary/sweet book. 
Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella is a crazy sweet books. It's total chick lit and I LOVE it. It was the first "adult" book I read and I love it. I would highly recommend check it out.
5) Icing - A book that covered every single element that you enjoy about a book (funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.). 
The Fault in Our Stars. This books has everything I love in a book. It might not be jam packed by action or have some things I love in paranormal or fantasy books but THE FEELS! It is funny, moving, sad, happy and everything else in between. It's a book that will always stick with me.
6) Sprinkles - A book series that you can kind of turn to for a little pick me up when you're feeling down. 
Twilight, especially eclipse. That was the first series I ever really loved and I know it's not the best thing ever but I like it. It's cute and fluffy with just enough "drama" to be a nice read when I'm feeling down or sorry for myself.
7) The cherry on top - Your favorite book this year so far. 
My favourite book so far this year is Beautiful Disater by Jamie McGuire. It was a really nice contemporary book that I flew through. It was intense, different from the usual fluff and addicting.