I was tagged for this a looooong time ago by the lovely Orangutan Librarian here on WordPress. I take my sweet time getting around to tags, that’s just how I roll.
Confession time: I have never seen Back to the Future. *Ducks*
I looked at these questions and had a strong feeling of deja vu, but I searched my blog and it doesn’t look as though I’ve already done the tag. If I have, then… here it is again?
Question 1: Name a movie/book/show that makes you want to go back in time when you were younger and enjoy it all over again.
Movie: Probably Labyrinth. I still think it’s brilliant but I’d love to watch it for the first time again. I know it a little bit too well now – there are no surprises at all.
I saw the title of this tag and knew I had to do before I’d even watched the video. (Video I saw was this one by LilyCReads, the original by Okay So Booksically is here. I may now need to watch a lot of his videos.) I really shouldn’t be doing tags I haven’t been tagged for when I’ve still not done so many that I have been tagged for, but I am a law unto myself so…
Question 1: Tell Us About Your User / Blog / Channel Name and Your Real Name.
My blog is primarily about books but I do sometimes post about stuff I’ve been getting up to. I usually try and link it back to books though. I also have a card-making blog (which is more or less abandoned) and a new blog about beauty/fashion etc.
I have actually done this tag before, but I was tagged recently (no, not recently – I just checked and it was in June!!!) by Lindsey at Paradis Books (thank you!) and figured I may as well redo it because it’s the sort of tag where your answers will change a lot.
What was the last book you marked as ‘read’?
The Bad Beginning, the first in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket. Which means we are now 11 days into March and I haven’t finished a book yet this month!
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.
Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Thoughts on Tomes. Here’s the link to the Goodreads group.
I won’t be partaking every Wednesday – if I try to blog on a particular day each week, I always end up losing interest – but I thought it would be a fun meme to dip in and out of.
This week’s theme is books I want to re-read. Most of the books below are books that I do really want to re-read but I’m kind of intimidated by the idea of re-reading them, either because they’re really long or because I feel like my opinion might change the second time around.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith.
This tag was created by Jen Campbell on YouTube, and the idea of it is to go around your shelves (whether virtual or physical!) and choose pairs of books that you think compliment each other well, perhaps because they have similar themes, or one is a retelling of the other, etc. Jen asks us to aim for between five and ten pairs of books so I’ve pushed myself to go for ten.
I didn’t read most of these in pairs, apart from the ones I read for university modules, but have chosen them because I think they would go well together.
1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith / Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.
This tag was originally created by YouTuber Katytastic and I was tagged by the lovely Zezee With Books here on WordPress. I’m not a huge fan of Halloween but thought I should do something on my blog in honour of it, and this is the only tag I’ve found that I really liked.
The idea is that you choose a book that has each supernatural creature listed below in it.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.