Disney Book Tag

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Hello, I’m back with another tag! This tag is one I’m particularly excited by because it combines two of my favourite things; Disney and Books! This tag was created by Katytastic on youtube which you should check out! Now, I wasn’t exactly tagged to do this but shhhh!

Let’s begin!

1. The Little Mermaid – A Character Who Is Out Of Their Element, a “Fish out of Water”

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I think I’m going to give this one to Simon Lewis! In the first book or two (or three of four) Simon is in the Shadowhunter world and he doesn’t really assimilate straight away and then he becomes a Downworlder so he’s even more at odds with the world or society he’s found himself in! It takes him some time to truly fit in but, thankfully, he eventually does! (I hope thats not a spoiler.)

2. Cinderella – A Character Who Goes Through A Major Transformation

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Let’s give this one to Celaena Sardothien. Celaena dones’t exactly have a smooth upbringing, she experiences something that definitely changes her and transforms her into an assassin something she never would have been and then she changes again! Celaena goes through more than most people combined! Let’s vague it up for spoiler avoidance!

3. Snow White – A Book With An Eclectic Cast of Characters

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I think I;m going to give this one to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. There’s angels and chimera and humans, evil people, good people, morally ambiguous people! Just a very eclectic cast! I like it.

4. Sleeping Beauty – A Book That Put You To Sleep

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I have to give this to Sabriel by Garth Nix. I did finish it but it was a long and arduous process although the ending did sort of capture me so I’ll probably read the sequels at some point!

5. The Lion King – A Character Who Had Something Traumatic Happen To Them In Childhood

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Every character ever? But I suppose there can be only one and the most obvious character is Harry Potter. Witnesses his parents murder, nearly dies becomes the Chosen one instead. Thats a lot for a one year old to deal with.

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

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I’m going to give this to Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling. Probably one of the biggest books I’ve ever read and I think one of the first Harry Potter books I was ever given. Thanks for that mom.

7. Aladdin – A Character Who Gets Their Wish Granted, For Better Or Worse

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Akivia’s wish to get the love of his life back came through, unfortunately it came after he slaughtered most of her people and her family. Roses don’t exactly make up for that.

8. Mulan – A Character Who Pretends To Be Someone or Something They Are Not

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This one goes out to Celaena Sardothien who is pretending to be something she’s not, although she’d not really pretending anymore. Avoiding spoilers is hard.

9. Toy Story – A Book With characters You Wish Would Come To Life

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I would like the characters from Anna and the French Kiss to come to life. I wouldn’t mind hanging out with them for awhile until I can steal Etienne away from Anna…*evil laugh*

10. Disney Descendants – Your Favourite Villain Or Morally Ambiguous Character

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I think my favourite villain is Voldemort. Sorry The Darkling you were a close second.

So, that is the Disney Book Tag! I tag everyone who reads this to do it and if you do please link it down below so I can check it out! 😀

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Top Ten Book Boyfriends

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to join in. This week is a Freebie Week! So, bloggers can choose their own top ten and I thought why not blog my passion: cute boys!

So without further ado here are my Top Ten Book Boyfriends!

1) Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – Does this need an explanation? I mean if you read the books you know, you understand. William Herondale is perfect; he is snarky, sweet, romantic and loves books and a total hottie – just ugh, I want him.

2) Jace Herondale from the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – There might be a trend here. Them Herondale boys, they got it going on. *grabby hands*

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3) Dimitri Belikov from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – “When I pictured someone whispering dirty things into my ear, he had a Russian accent.” I know them feels, Rose, I know them feels.

4) Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – My precious baby Captain of the Guard. I love you but I know I’ll never compare to Celaena.

5) Tamlin from a Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Another trend emerges. Sarah J. Maas writes good men. Tamlin is super hot and makes me feels things…deeply. Can’t wait for more books about him!

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6) Noah from Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – Love me some Noah, but book Noah, not sure if I could handle a real life Noah.

7) Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – All I want in life is an American boy with an English accent in a French school and I want one now!

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8) Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Passionate, strong, loyal (lets ignore the whole genocide thing) I would not mind being loved by Akiva!

9) Raffe from Penryn Young by Susan EE -Everyone wants a hot angel.

10) Jared from The Host by Stephanie Meyer – Strong, manly, passionate and played by Max Irons in the movie, what else could you want?

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Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a top ten list and invite bloggers to participate and this weeks is Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books! So without further ado here is my list!

1) Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling – How could the Brightest Witch of her Age not make this list? Hermione is smart, brave, ruthless and loyal while still being anxious, insecure and a bit of an annoying know-it-all but dammit if I don’t love her.

2) Celaena Sordothien from a Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – The Heir of Ash and Fire who bows to no one. Celaena is my Queen, such a BAMF and an incredible protagonist. Adore her.

3) Kat Bishop from Hiest Society by Ally Carter – Sassy, clever and funny. Kat Bishop is an awesome thief with an incredible crew and I love reading about all of her adventures and heists.

4) Lindsay Boxer from Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson – Lindsay was one of my first ever heroines and I still love her. Dedicated, smart, a terrific friend and detective Lindsay is one of my favourite people to read about.

5) Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – Fiery, stubborn and a total badass. Tiny Clary Fray let me believe that tiny girls can kick ass and score the hot guy while doing it!

6) June Iparis from Legend by Marie Lu – Clinical, passionate, dedicated June Iparis was such a compelling and intriguing protagonist. I loved her.

7) Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – Karou who wants to fly and won’t let anyone get in her way. Loyal, passionate, romantic, dedicated and sensational. Love her!

8) Verity from Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – Words cannot properly describe what I feel for this character and the risk of spoilers prevent me from trying but she was just stunning.

9) Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Clever, strategic, ruthless and willing to do what she has to do what she has to to win. Kestrel is an incredible heroine and I am very much looking forward to reading more about her.

10) Celia Bowen from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Beautiful and enchanting, a true survivor and a most worthy competitor. Alongside the circus Celia was the true star of the Night Circus

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Late Christmas Gift Guide

So it’s Christmas and that means only one thing: celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus by giving the people you love presents. 😀 Now, I know some people are really organised when it comes to present buying but some people are also really last minute so here are some bookish and non-bookish gift ideas for those last minute people!

1) A Personalised Decoration!

I got a couple of people these for Christmas. They’re just cute little stocking stuffers and they make great momentos and they will last forever. There available in most shopping centres (at least they are in Ireland) are pretty cheap and take only a few minutes to personalise.

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2) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

This is the perfect book to get anyone who is looking to start reading fantasy. It’s a fantastic read with an incredible female protagonist and the series just keeps getting better and better.

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3) A Pop Vinyl Figure

I love Pop Vinyl Figures. They are tiny and cute and make excellent stocking stuffers! And since there are so many now it’s almost impossible not to find your favourite character whether it be Dany from Game of Thrones, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz or the Supreme herself Cordelia Foxx from American Horror Story.

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4) The Time Turner

I recently picked up this little beauty for myself in Hamleys and I am beyond in love with it! It comes with the really nifty (yes, I said nifty) display case so it can either be ornamental and really liven up your bookcase or you can wear it as jewellery. The time turner itself is beautiful and while it may not be the cheapest of gifts it would definitely bring a smile to a Harry Potter fan’s face.

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5) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anne and the French Kiss and rest of the series is cute, fluffy and infinitely adorable and is the perfect gift for any contemporary reader or your friend who is a big romantic comedy buff. If they’re not a big reader this book is sure to convert them!

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6) A Mug

I am a huge tea drinker so I love getting cute and funky mugs for presents. Right now Urban Outfitters have a really great selection including this Game of Thrones inspired mug! Stuff it with some sweets, some satchels of hot chocolate maybe a baby Baileys, wrap a bow around it and you are good to go!

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7) All the Movies!

2014 was a great year for book to film adaptions we had everything from The Imitation Game (which you should definitely check out) to Mockingjay to Wild. So why not pick up a DVD, grab some popcorn and sweet treats and have a Christmas movie night with your best book buddy?

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8) Christmas Jammies

My favourite thing about Christmas is receiving or buying Christmas Jammies! They are always so fluffy and so cute and I love opening mine every Christmas Morning!

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9) My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins

This is a great festive book buy. Not only is full of adorable Christmas stories it is one of the most beautiful books to be released this year! Guaranteed to make your friend/family member a happy reader this Christmas!

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10) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

This was one of the best books I read this year and I would definitely recommend it to all my book friends, especially those who love fantasy! It is a fantastic read and a perfect Christmas present.

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11) Yes Please by Amy Poehler/ Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham/Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

For the Feminist in your life I would definitely recommend one, or all if you’re feeling generous, of these three books! They are all written by incredible women and all discuss things that I think are important for young women to read and learn. I would love to have gotten any of these books for Christmas so I think a lot of others will too.

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12) The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith

For all those crime lovers out there the Comoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith is amazing and definitely worth a read. The Cuckoo’s Calling is great and The Silkworm is even better!

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13) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind has always been and will always be one of my favourite books. The story follows Daniel, a young boy who becomes obsessed with solving the mystery of the disappearance of his favourite author and the systematic burning of all his books. It is a sensational novel and would make a fantastic Christmas gift.

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14) A Charm Necklace

You can’t really go wrong with jewellery when your buying for that special someone and right now Pandora have some really adorable book charms. So I’d buy a little chain and pop on a charm and you have an adorable and very bookish necklace.

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Everyone loves a good boxset because everyone loves binge watching especially at Christmas! At the moment HMV have some great deals on some fantastic box sets. Homeland season 1 is only 12.99 and the entire Harry Potter series is only 19.99. Let’s be real kids thats a pretty good deal!

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And that kids is the end of my Christmas Gift Guide. If you are a last minute shopper I hope you got some good ideas and I hope you all get some fantastic presents this year and have a wonderful, happy Christmas!

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new list and invite bloggers to answer them. This weeks is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR. So without further ado, here is my list:

1) My True Love Gave To Me edited by Stephanie Perkins – Might as well start off with a christmassy book and this book is the christmassy-iest (?) of them all. Twelve romantic christmas tales written by some of my favourite authors with a stunning cover to boot? Yes, please!

2) Sabriel by Garth Nix – This one has been on my TBR list for a long time and I finally got it last month for my birthday. There is a magical boarding school, dead people who won’t stay dead and a talking cat…its all I ever wanted.

3) The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – I have heard so many great things about this book and it does sound like a fantastic fantasy novel and world so I am very excited to sit down on a (hopefully) snowy day and give this a read.

4) The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I just saw Mockingjay last weekend and since watching it I have had a major urge to re-read this series so that is exactly what I plan on doing this Christmas.

5) Pretties by Scott Westerfeld – This book has been on my shelf for ages and I just haven’t gotten around to read it! I am such a fail but it shall be done this December! It shall, I say!

6) Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – I AM SO EXCITED TO READ THIS I MIGHT DIE FROM THE ANTICIPATION ALONE. *Clears Throat, Tries to be cool* NOPE! TOO EXCITED! KAROUUUUUUU!

7) Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Mass – Another re-read but I don’t care! I’m already suffering from Celaena “BAMF” Sardothien withdrawals.

8) Code Name: Verity by Elizabeth Wein – This is another book that has been on my TBR list for a very long time and I just got it for my birthday and I can’t wait to read it. The summary is amazing and I think this is going to be a very powerful, very sad book. Perfect for Christmas!

9) Half-Bad by Sally Green – Another book that has been on my bookshelf for months! But i do plan on reading it in December! Swear!

10) A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin I am a big fan of the TV series and I read the first book about two years ago but I just never got around to picking up the sequel but this Christmas I will make this hunker my bitch. I am borrowing it from a friend and I will get it done!

Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to answer it. This weeks is Top Ten Characters You Wish Would Get Their OWN Book. Without further ado, here is my list.

1) Jamie Roth from the Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin – I adore Jamie! He’s so funny and so sarcastic and I’d love to read more about him either before or after Mara came into his life.

2) The Marauders from Harry Potter by JK Rowling – I WANT THIS SO BADLY! I think everyone wants more information about James, Lily, Sirius and Lupin during their time at Hogwarts. Damnit Rowling just give the people what they want!

3) Charlotte Fairchild from The Infernal Device by Cassandra Clare – Charlotte, dear people, is a BAMF and I want to read more about her. Hopefully, she’ll appear again in The Lost Hours.

4) Alex from the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver – Yeah there wasn’t enough Alex in these books. I wouldn’t mind a detailed description of what he was doing during those last two books, or after, or before.

5) The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – The Darkling is one of the only villains I’ve actually sort of rooted for! I know it’s messed up but he was all mysterious and sexy. I couldn’t help myself and I would like to know a great deal more about him.

6) Arobynn Hammel from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – He is one of the most manipulative and vindictive characters in the Throne of Glass world and one of the most important people in Celaena’s life so I wouldn’t mind spending some more quality time with him.

7) Ress from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I want this because I think it would be hilarious. You just know that Ress knows Celaena and Chaol are sneaking off together! I’d love to read a novella from his POV about how obvious they are.

8) Celia Bowen from the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I know she’s technically a main character but she shared the POV with Marco who I didn’t particularly care for so I would like more Celia please – particularly stories about her early life!

9) Isaac from The Fault In Our Stories by John Green – I needed more from him. I’d love to get a novella or short story from his POV after Gus’s death or after Hazel’s death. It be the most depressing thing in the world but I want to know!

10) THE FREAKING MARAUDERS BY JK ROWLING – JUST GIVE IT TO ME.

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Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new top ten list and invite bloggers to participate. This weeks is Top Ten Books I Want To Reread. Without Further ado here are my picks:

1) Harry Potter by JK Rowling – I actually reread this series during the summer and I really want to read it again! I just love the world so much and there was so much that I had forgotten and ugh it’s just amazing!

2) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Such an incredible book. I adored this when I first read it. It made me laugh, made me cry and scared the absolute crap out of me. It is definitely a book I would recommend to everyone and a definite on the To Be Reread List.

3) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – One of my favourite series of all time. I am currently having Celaena Sardothien withdrawals so I think a reread is definitely in order. This series is incredible and it just keeps getting better and better. Love me some Sarah J. Maas.

4) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – I have been dying to read this series again but I loaned out the first three books to a friend and I still haven’t gotten them back…so I shall wait and probably keep waiting for a long, long time.

5) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Such a beautifully written book. It may have taken me some time to appreciate it the writing style the first time around but boy did I appreciate it by the end…cue memories of me sobbing on a train…

6) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – I did not like this book the first time I read it but I think I may have been too young to appreciate it what it was I was reading so in a perfect rereading world I would give this book a second chance.

7) Everday Sexism by Laura Bates – I just finished this book and I want to read it again. It was stunning. So powerful and a book that should be read numerous times by everyone.

8) Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill – A sensational novel. A very powerful commentary on societies treatment and expectations of young women. A must read for feminists (so everyone, really.) and a definite reread for me.

9) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot – This series brought me such joy. I would love to sit down and read them all again!

10) The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – I really miss William Herondale.