The Why I’m A Reader Tag

Hey guys! My editorial calendar tells me that I haven’t done a good ole tag post in a while so I thought why not just do one now.
I’ve seen the ‘Why I’m A Reader’ tag floating around the internet for a while now and I’ve been really excited to give it a spin so here you go!

Choose 1 word that describes being a reader.

Exhilarating.

What’s the very first book you fell in love with?


The Secret Island by Enid Blyton. It was the first book that really showed me how magical reading could be. It was also the book that showed me that the stories in my head could actually be put on paper which ultimately led me to my love of writing.

Hardcover or paperback?


Why aren’t e-books included in this line up?

Okay hardbacks are gorgeous and they don’t usually get that white line crease down the spine when you lay it flat.

But paperbacks are so much lighter and easier to carry around. Plus if you get a floppy paperback then you don’t even have to worry about crease lines.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I love hardback books because I hate the white crease lines.

How has reading shaped your identity?

Well I’ve always said that one of the main reasons why I read is because it helps me to see the world through the eyes of very different people who live very different lives.

And I think by doing that, you end up having the very essence of who you are changed because you start to see the world differently. You start to see strangers as more then just strangers. You start being able to empathise more and you just become a better person.

So I really believe that reading has shaped my identity in that it’s made me more tolerant and it’s made me more patient towards people because now instead of thinking: “That douchebag stole my parking lot.”, I think, “Okay. Maybe that guy is in a rush because he has an emergency. Fine. He can have the lot. I’ll move on.”

What book do you read when you need to be comforted?


The Twilight Saga. Usually I pick up Eclipse (the tent scene or when Edward carries her home) or Breaking Dawn (the honeymoon before it went funky) and it honestly just feels like coming home because I think Twilight was the first book series that I completely and utterly sold my soul to so it’s just really comforting.

Also I now have the strongest urge to pick up Twilight right now.

Who taught you to be a reader? (Or did you do it all on your own?)


My dad. My dad used to read to me growing up and sometimes he would make up these stories on my request and I think that’s really what inspired me to read growing up.

I mean the awesome thing about my parents is that they never pushed us to read. So my dad just introduced reading to me and got me books when I asked and by the time I grew too old to be read to, I found that I had already fallen in love with words and that I wanted to keep reading.

Describe your dream reading lounge

It would be in a corner in my house and it would be a two story library. My reading lounge would be on the second floor. There would be a floor to ceiling window on one side with a place where I could stretch out right next to the window. There would be the cosiest carpet on the ground.

There would be a fire place and bookshelves so that it was super cosy. There would be loads of huge pillows and blankets and bean bags because I get very restless when I read and I change positions ten million times. There would also be a really comfy recliner couch next to the window.

But most of all, it would be a corner of the house that is isolated and quiet so that I can really claim it as my space. I think no matter where I end up in life, I am always going to need a space that is just mine so that’s very important.

What book changed the way you act or see the world?

That’s quite a hard question because like I said earlier, I feel like every book you read changes a perspective of yours. Be it the smallest thing like how to slice an orange correctly to the big things like how you think about people of a particular race.

But I think the two books that have stuck with me the longest are The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah and You by Caroline Kepnes.

The Nightingale is a historical fiction book that really helped me see history in a different light.

You is a psychological thriller that follows a man that stalks a girl he likes largely through her digital footprint and orchestrates a whole thing so that she will fall in love with him. That book really made me pause and think about everything I share on social media.

Especially on Snapchat. I mean it’s my current favourite social media and I really do overshare so I do sometimes need to really think about what I’m sharing. By the way, subtle self promo here but you can add me on Snapchat if you want. My username is: @camilliadeborah or there’s always the snap code.

So there you go! The Why I’m A Reader Tag. I actually think it’s been my favourite so far.

I also wanted to thank you guys for all the love you showed me after what I posted last week. I was going through a rough time. I’m a lot better now mainly because school has started and I’ve got loads to get done so I don’t have much time to dwell on the bad things.

If I’m being completely honest, I tell everyone that I’m over it but I think it takes time and I’m going through that part right now but it will be all okay.

Also, because of school, my blogging schedule is also going to be changing. In fact, I’m pretty sure you’ve noticed how erratic it’s becoming already.

I’m going to try my hardest to keep posting at least once a week for now so bear with me. It’s a lot of changes happening really fast in my life and I need to adjust.

But thank you guys for being so lovely and patient with me as always. You truly are the best group of readers a blogger could have.

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The Secret Life of A Book Blogger Tag

Hi guys! So I recently saw The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag over on Hashtaglovebooks and I thought it was such a cool tag and I knew that I really wanted to do it so here you go!

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for a year and 9 months now. In fact, Twenty Three Pages turns 2 on the 26th of June.

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At what point do you think you will stop blogging?

I’ve thought about this a lot and I really don’t know. I feel like blogging has become such an integral part of my life that I don’t think I could ever just stop. I mean I’ve always wanted my blog to grow with me you know? Like even if in a few years I decide that I don’t want to blog about books, I want to still blog about other things. Like I know that when I’m a mom, I want to be one of those mummy bloggers. I just don’t think I’ll ever be ready to let go of this platform that I love so much and have invested so much time into. It’s my baby.

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What is the best thing about blogging?

Having the freedom to write whatever I want whenever I want. I grew up in a school system that didn’t give me a lot of room for creative expression. There was a set way to do everything. Even when things were supposed to be creative, like our essays or even art, there were still so many rules and formats and I hated that.

Looking back, I guess it was necessary to learn how to write with rules before I could write properly without them but it is still very liberating to me to be able to start a sentence with ‘but’ and to not get a big red circle for doing it.

Also I love the ARCs. Getting ARCs make me feel special and anyone who says otherwise is lying.

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What is the worst thing about blogging? What do you do to make it okay?

Making time for it. Most people in my life don’t know that I blog. So when I spend ages on my laptop writing, most people look at me and think I’m wasting my time and just watching Friends when in fact, I’ve spent the whole day writing, organising, designing and planning for my blog. And I don’t know how to tell them that that is not the case.

So people tend to think I have a lot of extra time and that I must be so chill when I actually don’t and am not. It actually can get quite irritating especially when I’m interrupted repeatedly when I’m in my groove and I’ve got the writing bug.

I don’t really have a way to make this okay. I mean I’m still working on it but I try to plan my blogging around my other stuff that I usually do.

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How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

Not very long because I usually either create very basic graphics or get gifs from Google or Tumblr. Though it does often take me a while to find the perfect gif to sum up what I’m feeling.

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Who is your book crush?

I have ten million book crushes okay. But if I had to pick one, I’d say Tamlin from A Court Of Thorns And Roses.

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What author would you like to have on your blog?

Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow is one of my absolute favourite authors and it would be a dream to be able to interview her on my blog.

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What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

I mostly write at home so normally I’m either in my PJs (oversized Cotton On tee and oversized pyjama pants) or I’m just in an old t-shirt and shorts.

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How long does it take you to prepare?

Honestly? I procrastinate a lot and so sometimes it can take me a whole day to get a post up when in reality, if I hadn’t procrastinated and watched ten episodes of Friends, I could have got everything sorted out in 2 hours.

And just know that I’m not including coming up with a post idea because now that I’m using an editorial calendar, I usually plan my posts ages in advance so it’s all about glancing at the calendar and then writing whatever I planned for the day.

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How do you feel about the book blogger community/culture?

I think that the book blogger community is one of the best communities that I have ever been a part of. I used to be in a lot of different fandoms when I was younger and I noticed that there is generally a lot more unnecessary hate and competition in these communities as compared to the book world.

I don’t know why but that is how it is. I think people in the book community are just so supportive of each other and we just love to spread positivity. It’s honestly so rare to see someone spreading direct hate towards another blogger or even reader in the book world.

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What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

Be yourself. Let your writing style shine through you and talk about what you want to talk about. Rate books the way you truly feel they deserve to be rated. Let yourself shine through your blog because there really is only one person who can write like you in this world and that is you.

Also create a Twitter for your blog and interact with people. Participate in book blogger chats. Introduce yourself to other book people. Reply to loads of tweets. Promote yourself through interaction and befriending people. It doesn’t just create traction for your blog but it helps you feel more included in the community.

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Who do I tag?

I’m tagging everyone who sees this and wants to do it but specifically, I am tagging:

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The F.R.I.E.N.D.S Book Tag

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Hey guys! So recently, my friend Aria tagged me in the Friends book tag. Now if you don’t know, Netflix finally came to Singapore in January and of course we got it. I mean I need my chill time on Netflix if ya know what I mean. Okay I’ll stop.

Anyway, because of that, I finally decided to start watching Friends. It’s so famous and I needed to know what I was missing. So I’m currently on season 3 and it is literally my favourite thing ever. So I’m really excited to do this tag.

Fun fact: Season 3, Episode 10 (The One Where Rachel Quits) aired on the 12th of December 1996 which was 11 days before I was born. The next episode, episode 11 (The One Where Chandler Can’t Remember Which Sister) aired on the 9th of January 1997 and I was only just over 2 weeks old.

The One Where Eddie Won’t Go-A Character I Wish Would Just Go Away

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Ha! You guys are going to hate me for this. I hate Colleen Hoover. Honestly. I’ve read 3 of her books and then the 3 Never Never books and each time she has just screwed up so badly. She just has a knack for pressing all my buttons at once. Anyway, the character I want to go away would be Ben. I thought he was the biggest asshole there ever was. There were at least 3 instances where he ignored Fallon’s very clear ‘no’ and basically raped her. He was a creep. He was so pretentious. He sucked. Of course Fallon was no saint herself. I mean I would not allow anyone to violate me the way she let Ben violate her and then continue to still be in love with them. Like what!

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The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break-Favourite Break-Up Scene

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Okay so I’ve forgotten the name of the guy that Naila is forced to marry (she was drugged and they put a pen in her hand and scrawled her name on a marriage certificate) but my favourite breakup scene would have to be when Saif came to rescue Naila and the ‘husband’ finally let her go. I’ll be honest. I was crying with joy.

*And no, this was not a spoiler. It’s realistic fiction. We all know what happens.*

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The One With All The Kissing-A Book With Lots of Kissing

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If you’ve read this book, you would know that there is a lot of kissing in this book. Also I love books about islands and this one is literally my favourite one since The Secret Island by Enid Blyton. Plus, T.J. and Anna make the cutest couple EVER.

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The Last One-Favourite Series Finale

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Kicking it back to 2009 with this one because I’ve read a lot of series books but none of them have stood out or stayed with me as long as my beloved Twilight saga. Don’t judge me. Twilight is as special to me as Phoebe’s smelly cat song.

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The One With The Blackout-A scene I’d like to forget

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I don’t want to spoil you if you haven’t read this beauty yet but I can’t explain this without giving away spoilers so AVERT YOUR EYES. SKIP TO THE FAULT IN OUR STARS NOW.

When Vianne’s neighbour’s daughter get’s shot. My god the last time I cried that hard was when a certain someone died in Grey’s Anatomy last year. When the girl  got shot…I just died inside. I wish I could un-read it. I really do.

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The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry-A Book That Did Not Make You As Emotional As Other Readers

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Sorry but I thought this book was overly pretentious and overly dramatic and I just didn’t understand the hype over it. In fact, I plain old didn’t like it. I didn’t cry with the book and I didn’t cry with the movie. Oh well.

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The One Where Joey Doesn’t Share Food-A Book You Won’t Ever Lend Out

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For secret Santa last year, Mel got me a signed edition of The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. A. Signed. Edition.  I mean that baby is not leaving my house. Ever.

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The One With The Thumb-A Recent Read That You Would Give Two Thumbs Up To

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For World Book Day, my favourite author, Rainbow Rowell, released a short story about a girl named Elena. Elena is a massive Star Wars fan and she decides to queue up outside the cinema for four days so that she can be one of the first few people to walk into the first showing of the film.

I absolutely loved this book (but lets face it, I would give 5 stars to Rainbow’s to-do lists). In fact, I would give it three thumbs up if I could. It was such an honest portrayal of a girl in a new and scary situation and I just loved it.

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The One With The Ick Factor-A Book With A Pet Peeve

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This was actually a DNF for me but one of my pet peeves are super annoying, whiny and entitled characters and unfortunately, the main character for Zodiac was just that and more. I couldn’t stand it.

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The One With The Lesbian Wedding-Favourite LGBTQ+ Book Couple

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Harry and Craig for sure! They are the two boys competing to break the world record for the longest kiss ever and they are the cutest. Oh my god I just realised I should have used this book as my book with a lot of kissing haha! Okay so I know in the book we don’t get much except the two of them kissing but I just felt like it was such a powerful relationship. Like it’s weird but you could just feel the passion and you could just see people changing their hearts and minds around them and it was just beautiful.

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All I Want For Christmas Book Tag

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Merry Christmas guys! Gah today is like my favourite day of the year. The second being my birthday of course. But yay it’s Christmas and I hope you guys are having as awesome a day as I will be having today even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. I mean get into the festive spirit guys. Come on. I know you can do it. I believe in you! Don’t be a grinch (confession: I haven’t read that book yet)

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So I thought to mark this beautiful day, I would do a Christmas-y tag post sort of thing. So I’m doing the All I Want For Christmas Tag and I don’t really know who it was created by (sorry) but it wasn’t me so there’s that.

Enjoy!

1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Levi from Fangirl. I don’t want anything or anyone else. Just. Levi.

2) What character do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

Malyen Oretsev from the Grisha trilogy

3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, what are the top 5 books on it?

  1. Six Of Crows (The black pages edition)
  2. One by Sara Crossan
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition
  4. The Grisha trilogy (does that count?)
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

4) It’s secret santa at Hogwarts, what do you most want to receive?

Considering that I’ve already got my acceptance letter? I think I would want a snowy owl like Hedwig.

5) You get to the spend the day with the characters and movie adaptation actors from one fandom, what do you pick?

Omg please don’t do this to me literally I cannot pick. Ugh. Okay okay. I guess I would say The Hunger Games? I don’t know! The characters seem really cool and I would love to hang out with Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth. I mean who wouldn’t right? (My second choice would be Twilight)

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

Ghost from Game of Thrones

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your new years eve party, who do you pick?

  1. Eleanor from Eleanor and Park
  2. Celaena Sardothien from the Throne Of Glass series
  3. Prince Oliver from Between The Lines
  4. Mark Watney from The Martian
  5. Feyre from A Court Of Thorns And Roses
  6. Cath from Fangirl
  7. Simon Snow from Carry On
  8. Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic series
  9. Inej from Six Of Crows
  10. Laia from An Ember In The Ashes

8) What character would make a good santa (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too)?

Levi from Fangirl definitely. He has the perfect personality.

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The Reader Problems Book Tag

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1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

It’s so tough. So. Tough. Usually I will get the book on my kindle and then when I finish a book, I’ll go through my library on my kindle and see what I feel like reading. I do try to plan my books especially when there are new releases but I usually fail at that so I just don’t bother.
2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

Well I mean I’m halfway through. I might as well finish it right? I guess it depends on how much I dislike it. Usually if a book is bad I’ll DNF about 20% through.
3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

I’m actually currently 12 books ahead on my reading challenge and I’m reading my 100th book now but okay. Let’s say I’m not doing well. I would definitely try to catch up by reading shorter books. Perhaps even novellas if it’s really bad. I won’t give up though. Never give up.
4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

Oh god. That’s so horrible! But honestly if I love it a lot I won’t be too fussy I suppose. It would irk me a lot but I can handle it.
5. Every one and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Mel! Mel and I tend to share a lot of our feelings over books and 85% of the time, if I hate it, she hates it. And vice versa of course.
6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

If no one I know is around, I’ll let it out and just cry. If I’m with people I know, I’ll either stop reading if it’s really bad or just hold it in.
7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

I hate it when that happens. But I’ll never re-read. I hate re-reading because let’s face it, I have nearly 900 books in my TBR list and I add new books everyday. I don’t have time to reread. So I’ll just go into the new book and fumble around in the dark till I find my way. It’s usually not that hard.

A tip in case this happens though is to Wikipedia the book. Wikipedia usually has full plots including spoilers so you can refresh your memory like that.
8. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I’ll tell them that it’s my brother’s and that he doesn’t want to loan it to them.
9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I know I’m a big advocate on just putting down the books and waiting till you get your groove back but I am bad at that. I usually just keep reading till I just stop being in a slump.
10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

Every single one. Duh! Do you really not know me?
11. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

I usually read them instantly. I’m a book blogger. I need to be reviewing and talking about these books the second they are out or I’m no longer relevant. Plus I’ve waited so long already. Why would I waste more time?

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Ten Bookish Questions

Hey guys!

So I recently stumbled upon this tag in the book community and I thought it would be fun to do it just to have a little fun and to help you guys get to know me and my reading habits a bit more.

Also school is slowly becoming unbearable and I’m becoming more emotional and upset so really I’m doing this so that I’m not tempted to post one of the emotional rants that I’ve got sitting in my draft folder. Trust me my draft folder is a mess of toxic emotions at the moment. You’re much better off reading this.

1) What format of book do you prefer? (Hardback, paperback, ebook, audiobook, etc.)

Ebooks! Always Ebooks! I do love a good hardback or paperback though and I do admit to getting all mushy when I see a beautiful book cover. And omg the new trend to have coloured pages on the outside of the book?  Gorgeous!

I’ve tried audiobooks too but I’m terrible at them. I have ADHD so my mind goes ten million places and I usually have to rewind and I get annoyed.

So realistically, ebooks are my favourite.

2) What book are you reading now?

I’ll pick the one I’m focusing on out of the 4 that I am reading. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. This is my blind date book from the Rainbow bookclub and I’m so excited to be finally reading it.
3) Favourite childhood book?

The Secret Island by Enid Blyton. This is a book about a group of children who are being mistreated by their aunt and uncle so they decide to escape to a secret island. So they go about sneaking things from their house to the island and eventually they run away and live there. This book played on everything I love. Islands, escaping from life, building a life out of the twigs and grass that surround you.

I mean I always say that I owe my wild imagination to Enid Blyton’s books in general but I think this book was just really the one.
4) Do you have an ereader? Which device do you prefer? 

Yes! I have a Kindle Paperwhite. My parent’s got it for my 17th birthday and it literally hasn’t left my side. It’s actually one of the things that help calm me down when I’m about to go into an anxiety attack or I’m panicking. Just holding it keeps me sane.

I would say that out of my phone, Mac and physical books, I prefer my Kindle.
5) How often do you read outside your comfort zone?

Embarrassingly enough, very rarely. I actually rarely venture out of the YA genre which is not great of me I know but I find it hard to read science fiction or non-fiction.
6) How do you feel about mature subjects in YA (e.g. sex or violence)?

Usually mature subjects in YA are pretty…mild. They aren’t too explicit and the violence isn’t too bad. But sometimes, though very rarely, authors go overboard and that’s when I have a problem. I’ve DNF-ed books for being too explicit.
7) What is your policy on book lending?

Here’s the trick guys. Bring your ereader to school and don’t tell anyone what physical books you have. The only person I lend books to is my grandma who I have now gotten to start reading novels. And she takes excellent care of my books. But generally if I let someone borrow a book of mine and they bend it even the slightest, they are out of my life. Out. Of . It.

8) What is your favourite language to read in?

English
9) Do you break/crack the spines?

I try not to. I literally do gymnastics to read a book just to keep the spine intact. The white lines look so horrid!
10) Do you believe you can say that Pride and Prejudice is objectively better than Twilight?

Confession: I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice. I know I know! But I did love Twilight so there’s that.

The Disney Book Tag



Hey guys! So I haven’t blogged in quite a while and I feel like I’ve lost a limb. Somehow blogging has managed to become a very important part of my life in these last 11 months (my blog will be a year old next month!!). Unfortunately school has gotten very crazy and the stress is building. Between my numerous assignments and driving lessons, I’ve just not have much spare time. Well okay I do have spare time but in my spare time I try to do something other then writing (which guess what, I’m actually doing so much more of this year). So I’ve been reading and of course, watching way too much Youtube.


Since I’ve been on Goodreads and Youtube so much, I’ve discovered the Booktube community. And the Disney Book tag challenge has been going around on there a lot. So I decided to give it a go because it actually looks really interesting.


1. The Little Mermaid – A character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”


I would say ‘We Were Liars’ by E.Lockhart. I know I never really talked much about this book after I read it because it’s honestly better to not know anything before you go into it. But Candence was a complete ‘fish out of water’. She was constantly being treated with kid gloves and always being fussed over and she constantly felt like the odd one out among the Liars. 


2. Cinderella – A character who goes through a major transformation


The Tail Of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler. This was one of my favourite books from my childhood. Basically this girl Emily learns that the reason her mother never let her in the water was that her father was a merman and so she is half mermaid and she sprouts a tail when she gets in the water. It was a whole series that consisted of a few books and it was so magical and wonderful. All the feels remembering that one. 


3. Snow White – A book with an eclectic cast of characters


All I can think of is The Mortal Instruments series. I think Jace, Clary, Simon, Isabelle, Alec and Magnus made such an awesome kickass team.


4. Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep


Well this is a difficult question because I usually read myself to sleep and I’ll wake up with my Kindle under me or something. The thing is, I plan to read myself to sleep. So it’s not like the book is boring or anything. But I guess in terms of books that were dry enough to make me need to reread paragraphs over and over, I would pick Wanted by Amanda Lance. That book was annoying and a horrific train wreck.


5. The Lion King – A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood


The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. This is my absolute favourite book in the whole wide entire universe. So there are 2 kids in the book and the most horrible and traumatic thing to happen to them is that their fathers have to leave to fight in the army and I don’t want to spoil it but the Nazi’s invaded and I’m sure you can imagine how horrible a childhood they had after that.


6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful


This is going to be weird because this book was technically a DNF. Okay so the book is 11.22.63 by Stephen King. I read it when I was in Secondary school and I actually loved the book. Except that with my exams and stuff I didn’t have time to finish reading it and I had it for weeks under my desk and I had renewed it about 4 or 5 times at the library so I finally decided to let it go. I hope to one day pick it back up and continue it though because it was really good.


7. Aladdin – A character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse


My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga. Spoiler Alert: Aysel got her wish because Roman didn’t die. So obviously it’s for the better.

8. Mulan – A character who pretends to be someone or something they are not


 Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer Trilogy. For the first book in the trilogy especially, she was constantly denying that she had any powers or that anything was wrong with her. 


9. Toy Story – A book with characters you wish would come to life


This is not even a question oh my gosh. I have honestly never heard of any reader who does not want the characters of their books to come to life. But if I had to pick just one, I would pick Park from Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. You guys know that it is one of my top books ever and i just think that Park makes an excellent boyfriend. He’s such a gentleman and he respects that Eleanor is scared. He protects her, loves her despite her flaws and he is just always there for her. I mean how could you ask for any more? 


10. Disney Descendants – Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character


Cal from Red Queen by Victoria Avyard. I mean lets face it. A tag like this just wouldn’t be complete without Red Queen yes? Yes. So I really think Cal was super morally ambiguous. He started out as the good guy, then the sort of bad guy then the reluctant good guy and just….ahh swoon worthy!!!

The To Be Read Tag

 
Hey guys, today I’m going to be doing the ‘To Be Read’ Tag. I’ve never done a tag post on my blog (or anywhere really) before so this is going to be interesting. Firstly, thank you so much to Erica for tagging me. 

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I used to just put them all in my Kindle and just go through the books from there. But it was very messy and inefficient. Now I use Goodreads to keep track of my TBR books.
 

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

Mostly eBooks because I have a Kindle.
 

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

That’s a tough one. Usually I pick a handful of books and go through the summaries and reviews again and then pick.
 

A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

 
 

A book you recently added to your TBR?

 
I added this book today actually.
 
 

  

A book on your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover?

 
 

A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?

I do want to read it. It’s just that I don’t see myself ever getting around to it.
 
 
 

An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

I don’t know if this counts because I was actually given an advanced copy of this book by the publishers to review. So technically I already have the book and I don’t have to wait for it. I think if I’m not wrong it’s going to be published in April 2015.
 
 
 

A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you?

It certainly feels like the answer is ‘Girl Online’ by Zoe Sugg even though it was just released two days ago. I feel like everyone is busy taking selfies with the book and saying it was awesome and I’m just here waiting for Amazon to send my copy halfway across the world to me. I think the real answer to this question is ‘Eleanor & Park’.
 
 
 

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends you?

I think that would be ‘Lord Of The Flies’. I feel like everyone has read the book and it’s even been mentioned on Pretty Little Liars but I read the first chapter and found it to be so slow. 
 

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

 
Noooo! You can’t do this to me! I can’t pick just one! I’ve been dying to read ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ but you know Zoe Sugg is my queen and I am 100% excited to read her new book.
 
 

 

 
 

How many books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

Currently I have 45 but I’ve only been on Goodreads for about a month. The actual numbers are probably in the hundreds. I just haven’t got around to adding them.
 
I now nominate everyone who has read this to do this tag. Why should it be that only bloggers get to do cool tags? Post a link to the post if you do it in the comments and I will check it out.