I was tagged for this by the lovely Getting Through Anxiety – thank you! 🙂
– Link to the person who tagged you.
– Link to the creator of the tag – Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles
– Share the tag image.
– Answer the questions below.
– Tag friends (or not if you don’t feel like it).
1. Best book and/or series that you’ve read in 2016?
Best book: Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
Best series: Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness – I think it’s also the only series I’ve actually read the whole of in 2016… I’m really not good with series.
I found this tag on Ariel Bissett’s channel and LOVED it. I love the idea of a tag combining books and make-up – I’ve wanted to do a make-up blog for years but never been able to commit to it the way I have with my book blog. I’m not sure who it was created by unfortunately – even Ariel couldn’t find the original video!
All make-up mentioned is from cruelty-free companies who do not test on animals. However, there are some companies mentioned whose parent companies do test on animals, and I will advise wherever this is the case. I have decided to buy from these companies to make the point that cruelty-free sells, much like if a vegetarian buys a vegetarian meal in a restaurant that also sells meat – they are still funding that company, but they are showing where they stand.
I really don’t need to buy more stuff so soon after Christmas, but I just couldn’t WAIT to spend my vouchers. So I marched off into town for a new diary (which I genuinely do need) and some books (which everyone needs).
I had £20 worth of Waterstones vouchers and was like, ‘Yep, not gonna spend any more than £20 in here.’ Of course I spent £30. BUT that meant I got 3 stamps on my loyalty card so I got £10 to add to the £5 I already had on my rewards card, so now I have £15 to spend in Waterstones! Yay! So it probably won’t be long before I visit them again.
I bought the following: Continue reading
For some reason everyone got me prosecco this year, and my sister also got me a set of flavours to put in prosecco so we are having a very fancy new year’s party this year!
2) Some bookish presents.
My partner got me a Paul Hollywood recipe book, so we’re going to try to do a recipe a week from it (and get better at baking!). I also got a stand mixer and some non-stick baking trays to go with it, and my other bookish present was a Fantastic Beasts colouring book from my sister (I also got her one, but thankfully they weren’t exactly the same!).
I’m currently rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and just
reached a particularly sad scene. It really choked me up and I realised how amazing it is that, even now, the Harry Potter books STILL make me cry, despite how many times I’ve read them. I’ve therefore compiled a list of my top ten cry-worthy moments from the Harry Potter series.
I’m going to assume that anyone reading this has read all the Harry Potter books, but if you haven’t – SPOILER ALERT!
The Mirror of Erised – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and do it. I’ve had books cluttering up my shelves that I pretend I’ll read some day, but really I have no intention of getting around to. I also have books I bought and didn’t like, which need to be cleared out so I can make room for new ones I might love.
I’ve had a bit of a clear-out and thought I would mention the books I’m getting rid of and why.
(I would do a giveaway but honestly don’t know the logistics of it! And there’s also a lot to post so it would be a bit expensive this end. I’ll be taking them to my local Oxfam bookshop instead.)
I’ve been looking for a good Christmas-themed tag and found this one on My Tiny Obsessions‘ blog. I’m not sure on the creator, unfortunately. I am soooooo looking forward to going to my mum’s for Christmas and reading lots of books, drinking lots of wine and opening lots of prezzies.
On with the tag:
1. Name a book you would like to see under the Christmas tree.
I have asked for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, a graphic novel by Stephen Collins, but I think my boyfriend forgot all about that. So I’d like to see it under the tree, but I’m not holding out hope!