Thursday, 23 November 2017

Book Tag: A-Z

Hi everyone!

I'm back with a very belated post for the month, and if I'm being perfectly honest - November was a total disaster. It was basically the pinnacle of all my uni work (a little dramatic, but true) and I did not cope well. I've had a terrible semester all around really, with a few bad grades that have really brought my confidence down. But then right at the end of semester my Mum got sick and was in hospital for a couple of nights, and then just as she was getting better my Dad got sick. And then my sister. Then, once they were all fine again, we came home one night to my dog being terribly terribly ill and we had to rush him to the emergency vet and it was absolutely horrendous. He's okay now though, here's a picture of him looking very cute last week.

So the Monday following all that I had an exam and two big essays due. Had I started? Of course not. Everyone being sick + my normal procrastination + lack of motivation for the semester = one massive disaster. I studied for the exam and I think I went decently, but the essays were late and I hate it all. I've already got one grade back though and I got 72% so I'm stoked with that effort. But never again! Next year, this procrastination and motivation thing needs to be sorted out.

But I am on holidays now so it's not all terrible and I have until the middle of February! I started my manager training at work today so that is all very exciting and so far I've read a total of four books which is even more exciting (look forward to that wrap-up at the end of this month!) Today I'm here with the usual monthly book tag, this time the A-Z Book Tag! I found it over at the lovely blog of beautyfromkatie, so definitely go check out her answers.

A: author you've read the most from?
Excluding the obvious childhood authors where I read a ton of from son, I think it's a toss up between Cassandra Clare and Richelle Mead.

B: best sequel ever?
There can be no other answer to this question but A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. The first book, to me, was a five star read but then this one came along and blew everything out of the water and I looooved it.

C: currently reading?
Well this ties in nicely, because I'm actually reading the sequel (very belatedly) to the one above, and that is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. I'm around 150 pages in and really enjoying it so far.

D: drink of choice when reading?
I don't drink tea or coffee so I'm never left with many options for these questions! I'm just going to go with nothing for this one, because I'm a terrible klutz and drinking and reading would mean nothing but trouble.

E: e-reader or physical book?
Obviously the physical book. Nothing beats the feel of a book in your hands or physically turning the pages as you read and I love to look at them all lined up on my bookshelf. Plus, how could you smell an e-book?

F: favourite book series of all time?
This is a stupidly hard question. I love Harry Potter, and I love Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, and I love Game of Thrones. I really have no idea!

G: glad you gave a book a chance?
Definitely We Were Liars by E Lockhart. For some reason I had it in my head that I wouldn't like the book but I ended up loving it.

H: hidden gem?
Sooooo many. This time I'm going to go with The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long, as it is currently sitting out waiting to be re-read.

I: important moment in your reading life?
I don't actually know if I'm being honest - I've been a reader my whole life so it's not like there was ever a moment when I "got into reading." I can vividly remember my first Enid Blyton book, or the first book I borrowed out from the young adult section at the library. But I don't know if they're necessarily important moments in my reading life, or even what makes it an important moment.