I do love a book tag but I’ve not been able to find many inspiring ones of late, but when I saw this Stay at Home tag I knew I needed to take part! The original prompt came from booktuber Princess of Paperbacks please check out her original post!
Laying in Bed – A book I could/have read in a day
I don’t often get the opportunity to read a book in one sitting but the last book I remember reading in one day was The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, it was utterly compelling and every time i tried to put it down I picked it back up again soon after. Before I realised I only had a few pages to go. You have to suspend your belief a lot for this one but it is fantasy after all.
Snacking – Guilty Pleasure Book
Most of you will know that I’m not a huge romance reader, that doesn’t mean that I don’t read it from time to time! I have to say that I do like a little bit of steam in my reads and I find that Indie books are always the way to go! One of my favourite Indie Romance authors is C.M. Owens, she honestly writes something for every genre and has some pen names too for her really dark stuff, which I’m not into so I don’t know what they are!
Netflix – A Series you want to Start
I keep hearing loads of great things about the Stalking Jack the Ripper books by Kerri Maniscalco and I have to say that from everything I have seen about them I think they are the kind of books that I’m really going to enjoy. I’ve promised myself no more new series until I have cleared a lot more of my existing TBR!
Deep Clean – Been on you TBR for Ages
Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean was a book that I got in an Illumicrate box a very long time ago, It came to me at a time when I had read a lot of amazing Asian inspired fantasy and I felt like a bit of a break, I’ve not yet come back to it though because I have had so many other books added to my TBR since then.
Animal Crossing – A book you recently bought because of hype
Not so much recently but in December I went to Edinburgh for my birthday, it was at the time when The Waterstones exclusive edition of The Night Circus came out and for no reason other than I had seen a lot about it and everyone loving it, I bought it with my points! I’m happy to say it’s one of my favourite reads this year!
Productivity – A book you learnt something from or had an impact on you
ACOTAR is a book that had an impact on me. When I first picked this up over 3 years ago I had been reading resolutely Indie on my Kindle, but I went camping and wanted to take a paperback as I didn’t want anything to happen to my kindle and honestly I have not looked back since. The feel of having a paperback in my hands and the realisation that there were years of traditionally published books that I had to discover, I loved this book and led to the start of my bookstagram!
Facetime – a book you were gifted
Last year on Indie Book Store day I was lucky enough to be picked on twitter by the lovely Bex Hogan to win a book of my choice, I chose Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy – it’s actually on my TBR to read this month!
Selfare – what is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself
Honestly I have not had too much time to look after myself but I have been making sure to keep sending my mum little gifts during lockdown because she is alone, this week I sent her some flowers from Bloom and Wild and honestly her reaction was all the self care I needed.
Bonus – Name a book coming out soon