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The Book Blogger Inside Tag

I stole this little beaut from the lovely The Shameful Narcissist. I really enjoy reviewing books so I thought a tag about how the writing happens would be fun. Plus, it’s been a very long time since I’ve done a tag of any sort. So I’m going to sit here, sipping my delicious coffee with strawberry cheesecake creamer and try not to give super grumpy answers since I’m not a real human until the coffee kicks in.

Where do you typically write your blog posts?

On my very comfortable sofa on the end with the chaise lounge. Usually covered in one or two dogs with the cat peeking over my shoulder from the back of the couch.


How long does it generally take you to write a book review?

I’ve never timed it before but I would guess about a half hour. Depends on my feelings about the book though. If I absolutely loved or hated it, I might bang it out quicker. If it was just meh, I might stare intently at the computer screen for a few minutes between each paragraph, trying to figure out what to say next.

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“How I Choose My Books” Tag

The incredibly sexy Ignited Moth nominated me for this fun little tag and since it’s talking about books, of course I’ll join in!

1. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick this up?


 It’s Sanderson doing sci-fi with evil supervillains, why wouldn’t you pick it up?

2. Think of a book that you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?


I only read it because it was my book club book of the month. Like I REALLY didn’t want to read it, was convinced it would suck and ended up loving it.

3. Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?


It was at the very top of a ‘best of’ zombie novels list posted on author Chuck Palahniuk’s Facebook page.

4. Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?


My boss couldn’t believe that I’d never read a Terry Pratchett book and I can be pretty hard to book shop for so, he bought it (the second book as well) for me for my birthday one year. It was like fantasy on an acid trip. Trippy fun.

5. Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube/book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?


It surpassed the hype in my opinion, it was genuine fun.

6. Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?


Druids, mythology, talking dogs, shapeshifting people, werewolves, vampires, gods, goddesses, do I need to go on?

7. What book did you discover through a film/TV adaptation?


I watched the first season and then picked up the book at work the next day.

8. Think of your all-time favorite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?


(Ok so question 7 essentially answers this as ASOIF is my all-time favorite so I’ll pick another favorite series.) The Black Jewel trilogy by Anne Bishop. It took me a little over a year to read the whole trilogy but I picked it up because I like dark books and this series always comes up on best epic fantasy AND best dark fantasy lists.


Okay, you should all know just how fucking lazy I am about tags at this point. Please feel free to nominate yourself. It’s really quite fun!

The Goodreads Book Tag

The Shameful Narcissist shared this lovely little book tag and I just couldn’t resist. One more reason to talk about books! I’ll also take this opportunity to openly invite, if you so choose, to add me as a friend on Goodreads here.

What was the last book you marked as read?

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch

What are you currently reading?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. Almost finished though.

What was the last book you marked as ‘to-read’?

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington. (Who can resist a FAT epic fantasy novel? Not this girl!)

Are you doing the 2017 reading challenge?

Yes. My goal is 67. I usually surpass my goals but with buying a house this year, I’m glad that I didn’t set the goal too high.

Do you have a wish list?

Yes. I mostly just use it to watch for good Kindle sales on authors I haven’t tried yet.

Who are your favorite authors?

Oi vay. George RR Martin, Robin Hobb, Pierce Brown, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Chuck Palahniuk, Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss, R.S. Belcher, and Mark Lawrence.

Have you joined any groups?

Dragons & Jetpacks. A spectacular sci-fi, fantasy group. I’ve been in it a couple of years now and it’s definitely responsible for the growth of my TBR pile. (We’re currently a featured group on Goodreads as well.)

How many Goodreads shelves do you have?

29 and always growing.

I Tag…

Everyone who dwells in books! (Yeah, I took the cheap way out.)