The Great British Bake Off Book Tag!

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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….)

Rules:

  • 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.
  • Ready, get set, Bake! (or tag)

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PokemonGo Book Tag

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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 so much to Joey for tagging me!


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I was a HUGE fan of vampires when I was in my early teens. (who wasn’t tbh?) So the Darren Shan Saga and Morganville Vampires were the two series that kicked off my love for reading.

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The Seven Deadly Sins – Book Tag

The Seven Deadly Sins – Book Tag

Hi everybody! Sorry you haven’t seen much of me for a while, my life’s been busy. I have my extended project essay due soon and I’ve decided to start my revision really early this year. But I will be making an effort to do more in the next year, especially when I finish my A-levels. I’ve got a couple of new reviews coming, and hopefully more stuff like this tag!

So, since I haven’t been doing much lately, I’ve decided to do this tag. I found it on 4evercrazyforya

1. Greed~ What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?
The majority of the books I buy come from charity shops (thanks british heart foundation) or Amazon with those £00.01 books with like £2 shipping. So the most inexpensive book I’ve ever bought would most likely be The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson which was only £1 because it was sold for World Book Day.

Since most of my books are second hand or given to me as gifts, I think the most expensive book that was given to me was a hardback copy of My Sister Jodie by Jacquel
ine Wilson which was around £12.00? I remember asking my dad to buy it for me when I was ten-ish.

 

87557852. Wrath~ What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Cassandra Clare
I liked the idea of The Mortal Instrument but I hated how the stories played out. I knew who Clare was from her fan fiction writing days and that partially put me off the entire series. The entire series really irritated me. Especially with the portrayal of gay relationships, people of colour and women.

108055883. Gluttony~ What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?
The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson.
I don’t even know why with this book. I just really liked it and have re read it so many times!! I loved how Maureen used the story of Jack the Ripper in this novel and created a really interesting ghost novel! Jack the Ripper is such a huge mystery and I loved learning about it in History during secondary school so when Charlieissocoollike and other youtubers were promoting this book in the UK stores at the time, my sister bought it for me. It’s one of my favourite and, despite its few minor flaws, I will read it again and again.

161011284. Sloth~ What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
The Fifth Wave – I don’t even understand why it’s taken so so long to read this? I really like what i’ve read so far. Ever since I got my Kindle, I’m just just got used to reading with that instead because I liked to read on bus home from college and it’s easier carry a kindle than a paperback copy. Also this copy is an ARC. I found it in a charity shop, and I was really excited so i just bought it!

5. Pride~ What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intellectual reader?

492286I’m not sure about this one? I usually talk about books to my friends and we’re all interested in YA novels. And loads of people don’t see YA as an intellectual read. But if I had to choose one, it would probably be any Paulo Coelho or Khaled Hosseini book.

 

 

6. Lust~ What attributes do you find attractive in male characters?
Honestly that’s the problem I have with males in young adult novels. Authors romanticises them waay too much and they always seem to follow the same pattern. I especially hate that those “mean to the protagonist but doesn’t something vaguely nice so all is good.”It does work in some instances but sometimes they’ve done something so horrible I see no way to forgiving them and I find myself rolling my eyes so much and yelling at the main character to get herself the hell away from him? So basically my favourite attributes are when they are decent people, and funny. At the moment, my favourite male characters are Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games or Alex Colby from How To Say I Love You Out Loud or Minho from The Maze Runner. 

7. Envy~ What book would you most like to receive as a gift?
The Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter because, oh my god, look how good it looks!!!

I’m not sure who to tag because I don’t know if they’ve already completed this tag. But if you want to do this tag, be sure to comment with yours so I can read it!!

Inside Out Book Tag

Inside Out Book Tag

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A couple of months ago, Kristina posted a video called the Inside Out Book Tag and I thought it would be fun to do the same thing, but in a blog version rather than vlog. Inside Out is a Disney-Pixar movie which is about 5 different characters who represent 5 basic emotions that live inside the mind of a young girl. It was such a cute movie that’s so important and sends a great message about the role sadness playing in our lives, and how sadness is vital to our wellbeing.

For the book tag you are supposed to choose one book for each emotion.
1. JOY – Which book brings you the most joy?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter was probably a lot of people’s first book love. It was mine too. Whenever I read the books, it makes me so happy and even to this day I discover new things that my younger self skipped over.

2. DISGUST – Which book grossed you out the most?
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Here’s a fun story for you all: I first read fifty shades originally not knowing a single thing about the book. I didn’t even know it was about BDSM book. I read an article title how it beat harry potter sales and I was so offended that I just downloaded the book and began to read it. And that’s the story of how I read my first (and last) erotica. This book is not an accurate or even remotely healthy relationship between two consenting parties. This book perpetuates rape culture and glorifies abuse. This book in one word? Ew.

3. FEAR – Which book scared you?
Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz.

Whenever I think of this book, I think of year 10 maths lesson. I know, weird? It’s only because it was during maths that my friend, Macushla, recommended this book to me. And I loved it! It’s so creepy and thrilling!

4. SADNESS – Which book made you cry the hardest?
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I never cry at books. It’s a fact. I just don’t get that emotional over book. I do get sad but not to the point where I’m on the verge of tears. Although there are some problematic themes in this but damn this book had me in tears.

5. ANGER – Which book pissed you off?
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I think the main reason this book made me mad is because I had such high expectations for this book. My anger really stems from the fact that there was SO MUCH potential with this, yet the implications with the storyline, and irritating characters made it so disappointing to read.