Fun for Monday: Picture Prompt Book Bingo

Let’s get this 2022 show on the road, huh? Usually, Fun for Monday is all about book tags (which I love, as you know), but today I want to propose some book bingo fun. I like book bingo. A lot. It’s a thing you may have learned about me. So to celebrate reaching my fifth blogiversary I’ve made a bingo card (ok, ok, I made it back in March of last year and then sat on it for nine months because I’m a massive scaredy-cat. Whatever. I’m sitting here right now typing with one hand because the other’s got its … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Picture Prompt Book Bingo

Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

I had to squeeze this tag in before our November celebration of all things science-fictional is wrapped up. It was introduced to the SciFi Month roster by imyril back in 2019 and it’s a been a big favourite of mine ever since.   The rules are simple: take six science fiction books and link them one to the other in a chain using shared themes or tropes. Triple points (and a chunky slice of chocolate cake) are awarded to those who are able, at the end of their chain of association, to link the last book back to the first, … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Fun for Monday: The Intergalactic Book Tag

I found this tag over at Zeezee’s and she found it at Rachel’s blog, Life of a Female Bibliophile. It was originally created to promote a book: Starflight by Melissa Landers, but I’m totally turning it to SciFiMonth use. Time for some sci-fi fun…   SPACE: Name a book that is out of this world There are so many other worlds to choose from, but I’m still smitten with Orthe from last year’s SciFiMonth read-along of Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle. Orthe had everything I want in an alien world: a strange new culture with a long dark history to explore, … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Intergalactic Book Tag

Fun for Monday: Trick or Treat Round the Block Tag

This tag was created by The Bookish Porcupine and I found it over at the fabulous Corner of Laura. Like Laura, I didn’t go trick or treating as a child because it wasn’t a thing where and when we grew up. I think my brother and I snuck out one Halloween, out of curiosity (and mild rebellion), but there can’t have been anything doing because all I really remember is being cold. Halloween always looks like it’s more fun in the States anyway (for a start, it never looks as dark and cold in the movies as it is here in … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Trick or Treat Round the Block Tag

Fun for Monday: The Creatures of the Night Tag

I saw this over at Maddalena’s earlier this year and have been saving it for Spooktastic Reads because now is absolutely the right time to be talking about unearthly creatures that lurk in the shadows. And as it’s that time of year I’ve tried to choose the scariest books I’ve read for these prompts. So without further ado, let’s get to it…   VAMPIRE Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers definitely put vampires on my radar in a way that Twilight never managed (which, to be clear, I have not read because reading about romantic and/or sexy vampires … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Creatures of the Night Tag

Fun for Monday: The Addams Family Tag

This is another tag I owe to the marvellous Zeezee and which was created by booktuber Hannah Tay. I couldn’t resist an Addams Family themed tag, even if I tried. I remember watching the tv show when I was a kid and the films with Anjelica Houston and Raul Julia in my very early teens. I loved and continue to love both. So this tag seems the perfect way to kick off my participation in Spooktastic Reads 2021. Woo!   Morticia Addams – mother and witch: your favourite witch book? I know I should answer with something creepy, as befits the … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Addams Family Tag

Fun for Monday: The Evil Cat Tag

This tag was created by Peat Long and Para over at To Other Worlds, and it made me snort-laugh while on public transport. It’s best if I leave Peat to introduce this tag: “Well, here it is. Ten wonderful cues to talk about books, all based on the time your cat was so far from wonderful they couldn’t have found it even if it smelled of tuna.”   (For the record, we do not have a cat. Cats hate me and the feeling is usually mutual. Saying that, I have a healthy respect for any creature channelling that much pure … Continue reading Fun for Monday: The Evil Cat Tag

Fun for Monday: Good to Meetcha *Original Tag*

I made a tag! In my continuing quest to retrieve my bloggy mojo, this seemed like a good idea. Time will tell, eh?   I hate the usual “what do you do?” and “where are you from?” questions that normally get fired out upon making a new acquaintance. The answers invariably fail to give me any sense of the person I’m talking to, and feel … judge-y. So this tag is about the things I actually want to know when I first meet a new person (specifically, the ones I want to be friends with). (I know I should insert … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Good to Meetcha *Original Tag*

Fun for Monday: Dreamy Book Covers

As this blue mood of mine doesn’t seem to be shifting, I thought I’d try to inspire myself with a tag about one of my favourite things: book covers. Not much talking going on here, just a few visual delights. This is another tag I found via the wonderful Zeezee, and it was created by Tiana the Book Raven, who I’ve linked to below because there are… …RULES: Thank the person who tagged you and spread the love. (I wasn’t tagged, but thank you Zeezee for always finding such excellent tags). Mention the creator of this tag: Tiana @ The … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Dreamy Book Covers

Fun for Monday: Anything but Books

I found this tag over at Zeezee’s last week (I’m sure I’ve said it before, but Zeezee is the queen of tags and I love her for it, as well as for her awesome self!), and thought it was perfect for my current not-quite-back-in-the-bloggy-game mood. It was created by booktuber ReadorRot. Let’s get these questions answered!   Name a cartoon that you love We’re currently working our way through That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, an anime series which is pretty funny. I used to love the Animaniacs, and I saw somewhere that they’re making/have made a comeback … Continue reading Fun for Monday: Anything but Books