Christmas Book Tag

1) Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

Perfect Crime by Helen Fields (the 5th installment in the DI Callander series)

Jackson Lamb Thriller 6 by Mick Herron

2) Christmas Songs & Carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?

Helen Fields

Mick Herron

Call me by your name

Chris Ryan

3) Gingerbread Houses: What book or series has wonderful world building?

The Narnia series

Alice in wonderland

4) A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one that you want to read

Peter Pan

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

War and peace

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas

Darcy Bussel book (I did get it 🙂

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling

The other side of lost by Jessie Kirby

7) Christmas Trees & Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?

The other side of lost

Only the Ocean by Natasha Carthew

( I have previously written a book on this)

8) Christmas Joy: What are some of your favorite things about Christmas And/Or some of your favorite Christmas memories

Being with family, the festive spirit the cold days spent all cost inside.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(Please comment your answers to the above questions)

BOOK TAG

For today’s blog post I chose to do another book tag to allow a bit more insight into me and why i write these blog posts. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
    No
  2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Andre Aciman, I haven’t read a lot of book in that genre itself and the way he write is so engaging and exciting.

  1. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
    Harry Potter. There is magic, friendship and action.
  1. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?

I tend to carry my kindle more than a book unless I am currently reading a book I love.

  1. Do you smell your books?
    Not really, I tend to focus on reading them 🙂
  1. Books with or without little illustrations?
    Either to be honest. For books without I prefer having loads of small chapters.
  1. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

My Hannah Montana books

  1. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
    Not really other than I read a lot
  1. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
    Most of my childhood books
  1. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
    Alice in Wonderland and other stories
  1. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
    No, I have a good imagination and can think of loads to write about but lack the ability to do so successfully.
  1. What is your favorite classic book?
    Alice in Wonderland
  1. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
    Nope, I wasn’t very good at English I preferred French or music
  1. Do you prefer serious of books or individual novels?

I prefer series of books I would say as you get the chance to explore a story and the characters much more in depth.

  1. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
    Action for sure. I love to read about the adventure and excitement of an action story.

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please comment your answers to these questions!)

My Life in Books Tag

Pick a book for each of your initials…

C- Charlie and the chocolate factory

charlie and the chocoloate factory

M- Miles to Go by Miley Cyrus

miles to go

D- Dead Lions by Mick Herron

dead lions

Count your age along your bookshelf, what is it?

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

noughtsandcrosses

Pick a book set in your city/country.

DI Callanach Series by Helen Fields (Scotland)

DI CALLANACH

Pick a book that represents a place you’d like to travel to..

Peter Pan by JM Barrie (Neverland)

peter pan

Pick a book that’s your favorite color.

The Abduction by Jonathan Holt (Gold)

the abduction jonathon holt

Which book do you have fondest memories of?

A personalised copy of Beauty and the Beast

Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?

The Lost Island of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar (I was younger and it was too complex at the time)

the lost island of tamarind

Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?

All of the Harry Potter books because I have wanted to read them for ages

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

  1. Find and author name or title with a Z in it.

I don’t think I have one

2. Find a classic.

alice in wonderland 

 

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol

 

3. Find a book with a key on it.

13treasures

 

 

The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison

4. Find something on your bookshelf that is not a book.

A tin of teabags

5. Find the oldest book on your shelf.

secret garden

 

A 1970s edition of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

6. Find a book with a girl on it.

Girl stolen

 

 

Girl, Stolen  by April Henry

7. Find a book that has an animal in it.

An_elephant_in_the_garden

 

 

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo

8. Find a book with a male protagonist.

othello

 

 

Othello by William Shakespeare

9. Find a book with only words on the cover.

The Killing Lessons Saul Black (google books)

 

 

The killing Lessons by Saul Black?

10. Find a book with illustrations in it.

All my Roald Dahl Books

11. Find a book with gold lettering.

alice and others

 

 

Alice in Wonderland & other stories by Lewis Carol

 

12. Find a diary, true or fictional.

I don’t think I have any diaries

 

13. Find a book written by an author with a common name (like Smith).

paper towns

 

 

Paper Towns  by John Green

14. Find a book with a close up of something on it.

the escape

 

 

The Escape by David Baldacci (close up of handcuffs)

15. Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period.

othello

 

 

Othello by William Shakespeare

16. Find a hardcover book without a jacket.

a visual journey

 

 

A Visual Journey by Ed Sheeran

17. Find a teal/turquoise colored book.

rise of the isle of the lost

 

Rise of the Isle of the Lost by De la Cruz

18. Find a book with stars on it.

fairy dust

 

 

Fairy Dust by Gwyneth Rees

 

 

  1. Find a non YA book.

all quiet on the western frontAll Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

 

 

 

 

Many thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please feel free to comment your book tag)

The Book Blogger Tag

What are your top three book pet hates?
When the front cover is bent or folded over, when you are collecting a series and they change the cover style, books with really, really long chapters.

Describe your perfect reading spot
My bed or a comfy couch with a cup of tea.

Tell us three book confessions
I have everyone one of the Hannah Montana books, I love the feel of flicking through the pages f a book, ­­­I have only read 3 autobiographies.

When was the last time you cried at a book?
When I read the Fault in our Stars (2014)

How many books are on your bedside table
One plus my Kindle

What is your favourite snack whist you’re reading
Tea and any kind of chocolate

Name three books you’d recommend to everyone
Between shades of gray by Ruta Sepetys, Slow Horses by Mick Herron, The abomination by Jonathan Holt

What books are on your favourite shelf on your bookcase

all the books from when I was younger because it is filled with memories.

Write how much books mean to you in 3 words
I love books

What’s your biggest reading secret?
I have never read all the Harry Potter books

Many Thanks, Caitlin x

(PS please feel free to comment your book blogger tag)