It’s now mid January but it’s never too late for a 2018 roundup post, amirite? So here’s a tag made by Paper Fury. I haven’t done a tag for ages (rip me) but this looks fun and a good way to round up my reading year 🙂 Continue reading “The Smashing and Dashing Character Awards”
Hi Virtually Readers! I’m so sorry that I’ve barely been posting–well, I’m actually not that sorry, because I have been busy even though I’m on holiday at the moment, and I have been putting real people before my computer, which is hard to do but anyway….the blog has been neglected! but I am here today, and I am doing the Nope book tag, which Lara tagged me for (thanks, Lara!). This will be hardish, because I’m usually pretty positive about books, but I will try.
hahaha I thought I was gonna revise Lighter Places in April. That has not happened, alas (though I guess April isn’t all over yet and I have holiday rn so we’ll see). However I do have a good idea of how to change the plot to make it way way less cliched and therefore much much better so, in honour of that I’m joining in with Beautiful People. And it’s the last Beautiful People, unfortunately.Beautiful is hosted by Cait, of Paper Fury and Sky, of Further Up and Further in.
Hi Virtually Readers! Today Rain@ Ivyclad Ideas tagged me for the Mystery Blogger Award. I’m going to share 3 facts about myself and then answer her 5 questions for me, and then maybe then tag some other cool people to do it. I haven’t done a tag for ages, as you may have noticed, so here we go! Continue reading “Mystery Blogger Award”
Hi Virtually Readers! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or maybe if you’ve looked at our other blog then you might know that I really really like Into the Woods. It’s a sublime musical. I had this idea that there was some book tag associated with it, which I looked a little for, but I didn’t find anything so I decided to make my own. Feel free to steal it! (also if you’re not familiar with the songs go look them up they’re great!)
The very lovely Elizabeth@Musings From Neville’s Navel tagged me for The Childhood Book Tag, which is about books from your childhood. I just want to say that Elizabeth is the main person who tags me for things and I only do the tags every once in a while but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAGGING ME ELIZABETH! I actually hate tagging people and have decided that I stress less when I don’t tag people…so let’s see if I’m in the mood when I get to the end of this post haha. But I like being tagged. I am a woman of contradictions. Let’s get to it!
More than two years ago, I invented a tag. It was the ABBA book tag, because ABBA is cool, ironically and also actually, and because I wanted to invent a tag. It didn’t spread very far, which is fine. But several people I don’t know did it, and I count it a success. I am now two years older than I was then. I still like ABBA; in fact, I watched Mamma Mia! again last month and had so many thoughts about feminism in the movie that I took notes at midnight about it. (That’s the kind of person I am, in case you were wondering. and, just btw, because some people seemed to be confused: the way that the categories correspond to lyrics is not the exact meaning of the lyrics. I understand the lyrics, okay. I took them slightly out of context to make the categories. Here we go!
Hi Virtually readers! As I’ve mentioned before, the last 2 months I’ve been a useless person who has barely commented/done much blogging at all. Why? Because I’ve been travelling! (To see where I’ve been going, click here and follow the Europe Diaries tag). Now I’m at home again, I will try to reply and everything. Before I start, though, I’ll do a monthly roundup of books I read because I feel like it. Continue reading “Cake Flavoured Books Tag”
Hi Virtually Readers! I’m kind of busy travelling at the moment, but I thought I’d do a few quick book tags from Instagram! I’m usually too lazy to type these up on my phone, so this is a good way to get them out the way. PS: Sayyedda @ Literary Hues Sayyedda @ Literary Hues tagged me for these but I don’t know who created them. Continue reading “Book Tags Galore!”
Hi Virtually Readers! I’m adventuring in the mountains somewhere, but May @ Forever and Everly tagged us for The Liebster Award, which was really sweet of her. I’ve already done this once and am somewhat over it, just because it’s been around so long, so I’m not going to tag anyone.
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
- Nominate 11 blogs and let them know they’ve been tagged.
- Give them 11 questions to answer.
- If you were to stop blogging, what would be the reason?
I’m not planning to stop blogging anytime soon, but it would probably be because I was really busy, or maybe if I got a lot of hate comments or if another big life event consumed me. Hopefully this won’t happen for a while, though I’m not sure that I’ll be blogging forever.
- What are some hobbies you have?
Well, apart from reading, I’m really into playing music! I’m okay at viola and piano. I also love baking, going for runs, and crafting. Oooh, and sewing and knitting. (which are like subsets of crafting but y’know)
- Would you rather be dead or die? (Yes, there’s a difference.)
I prefer the present tense, thank you very much.
- Do you like mangoes???
OF FREAKING COURSE.
- What book would you not feel guilty about stomping on, tearing, and burning in a fire?
Love in the Time of Global Warming, or The Spectacular Now. (not even gonna give them the respect of links to their goodreads pages)
- What blogs do you ALWAYS look forward to reading? (Or, if you’re afraid your dear readers might feel bad: What type of blogs do you tend to follow? ie. book blogs, lifestyle blogs, writing blogs, etc.)
- What’s one moment in your life you’d choose to play over and over again (aka re-experience over and over again?)
I’m not sure…maybe when I did one of my presentations a few weeks ago and it went well, or the moment when I received Strange the Dreamer. Ooh or the moment when I was told that I was the new newspaper editor at school.
- You have the choice of reading a book you HATE, every single day, or reading one good book per year. Which do you choose?
Reading one good book per year…I think it’s better to have one good book than a continuously hateful reading experience.
- What’s one food you will never get tired of eating??? (ONE food, people, ONE.)
Toast. There are so many variations. Vegemite, jam, chese, and let’s not forget the avocados.
- What would you do if someone walked up to you and gave you 100 bucks?
I would ask them why, and then I’d like to think I’d be selfless enough to give it away (or maybe spend it on something I really needed)
- How are you right now?
I’m doing pretty well, thank you very much. I’m a little wet because I just got back from the pool, and there’s a cat next to me and soft acoustic music playing and I’m trying not to think about how much I hate leaving to go hiking….
How are you at the moment, Virtually Readers? Tell me in the comments!