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The Bookish Book Lover Tag

It’s a Friday evening and I am tired and home alone as Emma has now left for home to spend the festive period with her family, so I decided to have a little go at the Bookish Book Lover Tag, which was created by Shantelle @Shantellemaryh  (it seems her blog doesn’t exist anymore) I and which I actually saw over at Emma’s blog The Terror of Knowing yesterday evening. I’m a book lover, I like a tag, sounds like it’s up my street. Let’s not mess around too much and just get on with this thing: Continue reading “The Bookish Book Lover Tag”

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Discussion | The Pressures of Reading Challenges and DNF-ing

Guys, it’s straight up confession time,. I don’t like DNF-ing books, and I certainly don’t like DNF-ing Reading Challenges. I read a lot of books, and whether I love them or loathe them I always finish them. I take part in a lot of readathons and reading challenges, and I have a habit of not managing the longer reading challenges. So, with this in mind recently, I’ve been thinking is it all worth it? Continue reading “Discussion | The Pressures of Reading Challenges and DNF-ing”

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Down The TBR Hole #2

Welcome back one and all to Down the TBR hole, where I am attempting to reduce my TBR in number and remove any unwanted books from the list. My list is not insurmountable, and I have made a good effort in reducing it this year, but I want to try and remove any of the books that I no longer want to read, and remove the ones that are only on there because I think they should be and not because I actually want to read them. OK, so, last time I managed to ditch a few reads and my TBR ended on 233 books, but since then I have added books I have received as gifts and added books that I have acquired through charity book hauls, so it currently actually stands at 244 books.

So, how does it work?

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Greek Gods Book Tag

It’s officially that time of year when you can say that Christmas is next week. I don’t know if that’s awesome, or if it’s scary, but it’s true! We’re over halfway through Blogmas, and December, and time to do everything you want to do before the holiday elapses is running out quickly. I decided to take a break from all things festive and do a good ol’ non-Christmassy tag that I found on The Terror of Knowing, created by Zuky.

The Rules

  • Pingback to Zuky here so she can read all your posts!
  • You can use her graphics if you like, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
  • Tag as many people as you want, but please share the love.

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TBTB Secret Santa | Unboxing

Happy Sunday everybody! I’m sitting under a blanket in a big jumper. The tree is fully decorated next to the TV. Emma and I are enjoying The Holiday (which is one of the most underrated Christmas movies out there) and have decided to share all things #TBTBSanta this year. Last year, I fell in love with this awesome Christmas tradition and have been looking forward to it, well, all year and now as the secret is out of the bag and I have gifted and received my boxes, I can share them with the world.

Have you ever taken part in a secret santa? It’s a staple of most school yards and offices around the world, and is a great way to spread some Christmas cheer without breaking the bank. Simply put, everyone adds their names into a hat, picks someone out, and buys a gift just for them from ‘Santa’. It’s a great idea, but, do you know what’s better? The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa (TBTB Santa). Hosted by Jamie and Jana from The Broke and The Bookish, and The Artsy Reader Girl, the TBTB Secret Santa is a huge secret santa for the bookish blogging and online communities.

There are 3 levels to enter, and you fill out a long questionnaire that helps your Santa buy books and goodies for you.

a) 1 book and a small gift/candy
b) 1-2 books and a couple goodies
c) 2+ books and goodies

Once Jamie and Jana have collected all of the names, they’re split back out, and you have lots of fun patrolling the twitter tag, buying and wrapping gifts, and eagerly awaiting your parcel to arrive. Obviously, as someone who has taken part before, I dived right back in with option 3 and decided to go big and go home. It turned out to be a great decision! Continue reading “TBTB Secret Santa | Unboxing”

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T5W: Great Books To Give Aliens As Gifts

Hello hello you lovely readers, and welcome to Liz goes a bit overboard with this week’s topic idea. This week T5W is all about great books that we’d give ________ as gifts, y’know, Ravenclaws, or Pirates, or something, but I decided I wanted to do a list of 5 books I would add into a care package/gift for aliens who had landed on Earth and had decided they wanted to give a go at reading books. They’re varied, they’re favourites, and I’m pleased I went OTT this week.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Great Books To Give Aliens As Gifts”

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Top Ten Tuesday: FREEBIE Best Bookish Gifts

Good evening you guys! I was meant to post much earlier today but I had some super exciting post though the mail today so u have spent a lot of time opening that instead of blogging, but, better last than never am I right? I noticed that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie week, and as we’re heading into the Christmas present buying stage with gusto, I thought I’d share some of my favourite books and bookish related gifts that I like to gift and to receive.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing!
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