Fun for Monday: The Rainbow Tag

A tag that originated with Le Book Chronicles and that I saw first over at Reading Every Night (a blog that has the loveliest header – since I’ve started noticing these things). I’ve gone for books that are on my TBR (because so many of our already-read-and-loved books are still in boxes), and where possible I’ve tried to pick books that I haven’t mentioned before so as not to bore anyone too much.   From my point of view what better way to spend my Sunday afternoon than rummaging through books? Although, obviously reading them would be a lot more … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Rainbow Tag

Fun for Monday: The TBR Tag

I found this tag over at Panic at the Book Store while idly browsing yesterday and decided to do it on a whim. Very possible that I will tread some old ground here, but that’s the sort of mood I’m in today. (Full disclosure: by ‘today’ I mean Sunday which is the when I am writing in, which will be yesterday by the time this post goes live. Who knows what mood I’m in today, by which I mean Monday … *grins slightly manically*)   How do you keep track on your TBR list? I don’t particularly. I write down … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The TBR Tag

Fun for Monday: The Inside and Out Tag

  It’s a very Mondayish Monday today, so here’s a tag I saw The Irresponsible Reader do a while back here (check out his alternative title for this tag) and that The Tattooed Book Geek also had a go at here with hilarious results. I am a lot less funny.     Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough? I am finding nowadays that I rely more and more on everyone’s blogs about awesome books and less and less on book jacket blurbs, but mostly summaries are about right, I think. There’s been the odd summary … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Inside and Out Tag

Fun for Monday: The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

The Orang-utan Librarian did this tag last week and I’m jumping aboard because I wanna do a tag to cheer myself up (it’s a grumpy Sunday over here as I’m writing – I’ve no idea why). So what better way to do that than with a half-year (already?!) squeeing over books read and books still to read? Here we go …     Best Book You’ve Read So Far This Year   It’s between Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho and This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Don’t make me choose. … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

  This is a tag that was created by Alexandra of Reading By Starlight and that has been tackled recently by some of my favourite people: the Orang-utan Librarian, Zeezee with Books, Ola and Piotrek of Re-enchantment of the World,  Maddalena of Space and Sorcery and the inimitable Bookstooge. As I am a very reluctant traveller IRL it’s been great to see everyone’s choices and my TBR has swollen yet again. Now it’s time for a little payback, I hope …   Secrets and lies: a book set in a sleepy small town The Thread that Binds the Bones by … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Wanderlust Tag

Fun for Monday: A Fantasy Dinner Party

  As we’re nearing the end of Wyrd and Wonder 2020 it seems appropriate that my last tag be a gathering of some favourite characters for a big ol’ shindig. The Literary Dinner Party tag was done in a delightfully fantasy way for Wyrd and Wonder a couple of years ago by Anouk of Time for Tales and Tea and was originally created by NEHOMAS2. Let’s get this party started, shall we?     One character who can cook/likes to cook My first invitation has to go out to Mrs Smith from The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker, … Continue reading Fun for Monday: A Fantasy Dinner Party

Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of Fantasy Separation

This is a tag I first became aware of during SciFi Month last year (you can see my scifi themed attempt here if you so wish, and you can find the inspiration for the tag over at Books Are My Favourite and Best – you absolutely have to take a look at some of the awesome #6degrees chains over there), and while I really enjoy doing it, it is sooo hard! I think I had a dash of beginner’s luck last time round. Anyway, here (after much, much revision) is my fantasy themed offering for Wyrd and Wonder … enjoy! … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of Fantasy Separation

Fun for Monday: The Bookish Adventure Tag

  This tag was originally created by Umairah of Sereadipity to celebrate her 100+ followers and I’m going to quote her rules directly because I love her perfect wording: “Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer – braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go? Write about one place mentioned in a book you wish you could visit and why. List 3-5 things that you would do there. Mention which souvenirs, if any, you would bring back with you.”   My dream bookish … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Bookish Adventure Tag

Fun for Monday: 5-Star Books in 5 Words (Fantasy edition)

  I loved this tag during SciFi Month last year so I’m glad the lovely Wyrd and Wonder people decided to suggest a fantasy edition. The rules are simple – pick five books you’ve rated as five-star reads, then sum them up in only five words – but it’s surprisingly challenging (or at least, it is for me!) and I feel very pleased with myself when I’ve managed it. Here we go …   Merlin – from boy to man     Foretold – farm boy slays god     The man of her dreams? (I feel I have been … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 5-Star Books in 5 Words (Fantasy edition)

Fun for Monday: The Ghibli Heroines Tag

This is another tag that the awesome Zeezee with Books did in November last year, which she found over at icebreaker694, but was created by Kate at Melting Pots and Other Calamities. My husband and I have been Studio Ghibli movie fans since we met each other and we’ve pretty much watched them all. Whether they’re telling fantastical or real-world stories the studio always seems to create something just a little bit out of the ordinary, and the number of great heroines whose stories they’ve told frankly just makes Disney look bad (even when they’re trying). So, shove over Ariel, Jasmine … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Ghibli Heroines Tag