Everyone is probably most likely well aware of the British programme Great British Bake Off. If you’re not, The Great British Bake Off, often referred to as Bake Off or GBBO, is a television baking competition which selects from amongst its contestants the best amateur baker. And it’s one of the best things that have graced our screen here in the UK. This is my first attempt at a book tag. During my initial search, I hadn’t found a GBBO book tag and, therefore, created this one. But with a little more digging (well for me, clicking google page 2) I found out that ReadingWithJack on YouTube had already made one. I considered not to post my one but then I saw his and realised his ones are actually really different to mine. (And I didn’t want to let the graphics go to waste….)
Link back to my blog is appreciated but optional. Feel free to use my graphics. TBH it is horrendous so I wouldn’t expect anyone to use them
Tag people, don’t tag people, whatever. Just have fun.
I have to be honest with you all… I haven’t played PokemonGO yet. I’m a poor eighteen student who is on a pay-as-you-go phone which means not enough data to play. I’ve played it through my friends, brothers and cousins phone a couple of times.Thank you so much to
Thank you to cinderzena for tagging me! I love the idea of this tag so much and it really helped me find more diverse books to read. The books in this tag have either already been read or are on my TBR 🙂
A book starring a lesbian character.
Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.
A book with a Muslim protagonist.
Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She’s just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. Little Mosque on the Prairie brought Zarqa’s own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world.
Bed. My house is too busy for the sofa. I always read something before I go to sleep. I shouldn’t because if I like the story too much I wouldn’t go to sleep until I finish it. (Damn you, Captive Prince for messing up my sleep schedule…)
Two: Male main character or female main character?
I don’t care. Just make them well developed with an interesting plot and I’m good
Three: Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
I don’t eat while reading. But maybe tangy sweets?
Four: Trilogies or quartets?
Depends. Actually, I don’t mind. But there seems to be a bigger surge of books as trilogies despite some of them don’t really needing them?
Five: First person point of view or third person point of view?
I’m a bigger fan of third person. But it depends on the story.
Six: Reading at night or in the morning?
I plan my day so that I usually leave myself an hour or so at night before I sleep to read. (As mentioned in Q1, I should stop doing that)
Seven: Libraries or bookstores?
Libraries. I’m broke AF.
Eight: Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
Not many books have made me cry so books that will make me laugh.
Nine: Black book covers or white book covers?
Both, with a leaning towards black, but I like simple minimalistic cover.
Ten: Character driven or plot driven stories?
DEPENDS. But I think I’m more towards plot driven stories.
I tag: (Apologies, if you’ve already been tagged/ completed this, if so, you can ignore this lmao. Also, don’t feel like you have to do this if you don’t want to)
The One Where Eddie Won’t Go –a character I wish would just go away:
Seth Gordon from The Foxhole Court. He was just an ill-tempered idiot and I hated him. (tbh I disliked anyone who was horrible to Nicky and, technically, he did go away in the end but the reason why was actually really sad)
The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break – favorite break up scene:
Maia and Jordan from The Mortal Instrument – lmao I don’t even remember if they break up or not but they were pretty crappy because Jordan was an abusive pile of crap who will always be, in my eyes, the boy who attacked Maia, not someone who truly loved her. I’m not a fan of Cassandra Clare,but killing off Jordan was one of the best things she’s ever done.
The One With All The Kissing –a book with lots of kissing:
This just made me realise how little kissing there are in the books I’ve read. I think I’ll have to choose Carry On. But that doesn’t even have much kissing.
The Last One –favourite series finale:
The King’s Men, the final book in the All For The Game series. Even though so much was left unanswered in the series like Aaron’s trial, I just really liked the fact Neil Josten was finally getting the happy ending that he deserved.
The One With a Blackout –a scene I’d like to forget:
The amount of AUs I’ve read where Fred Weasley doesn’t die is unreal…..
The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry –a book that did not make you as emotional as others:
After You, the sequel to Me Before You. I loooved MBY but I just didn’t feel like After You was a worthy sequel and as heart breaking as the first was.
The One Where Joey Doesn’t Share Food –a book you won’t ever lend:
Umm, all my books are on my Amazon Fire and I need it every day for college work and reading so I don’t think I would lend it. I don’t have many physical copies as I used to but I don’t mind lending.
The One With the Thumb –a recent read that you would give two thumbs up to:
The One With the Ick Factor – a book with a pet peeve:
Rather than choosing a book, I think I’ll pick Insta-love as it’s a trend many authors tend to use. I don’t think I have the time to launch into on how I hate this trend so I’ll spare you all the 5,000 word essay.
The One With The Lesbian Wedding – favorite LGBTQ book couple:
I’m not nominating this time because I’m writing this at like two in the morning and I don’t think I can keep my eyes open long enough to nominate a couple but if you would like to please link back in the comments so I can read your answers!
Today I wanted to tackle another tag I’ve been tagged in, the My Life in Books tag.(while editing this post I realised that its actually called Your Life in Books but I didn’t save the file for the featured image and I was too lazy to actually remake it) I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts. This seems like such a fun tag! Thank you for tagging me!
Count your age along your book shelf-which book is it?
Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.
I would so want to go to Palmetto State University and watch them play Exy. But I wouldn’t want to play the game myself because I know the Foxes will pummel me to the ground.(Especially Dan or Kevin)
Pick a book that’s your favourite colour. (I’m guessing this means by book cover)
Most of my favourite covers are usually blue.
Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
This book was so weird, and I just have the funniest memories of my year 5 reading group of when we didn’t understand it and we were supposed to answer questions about it. (omg the teachers were no help and never paid any attention to us)
Before Harry Potter, the only books I read were Jacqueline Wilson’s. And Double Act was one of my favourites.
Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
I read this during the summer when I was swamped with loads of college summer work and it took so long to read. Because of it, I originally gave the book a negative review however I did reread and upped my rating a bit because it was much more enjoyable to read when I didn’t have so much homework distracting me.
Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
I’m currently watching CW’s The 100 right now and I love the show so much. I started reading this after season one aired but since I enjoyed the tv plot so much it was weird to read the book because so much has been altered and, to be honest, the TV show has a better plot than the book, in my opinion. (ok i love john murphy) But I have so much work to do that I haven’t had time to pick this one back up.
I’m going to leave this open to anyone who wants to complete so if anyone fancies completing this tag – comment below so I can read it as well!