Bookish Tags

The Book Interview Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Laura @ The Book Corps for this tag. I still actually have another one Laura tagged me in a while ago that I haven’t got to so I thought I’d smash this one out and use it as motivation to get others done 😅

So without further ado….

Name

Ashleigh

Age

24, one quarter life crisis coming up, jokes it’s already here

Favourite Genre(s)

Epic Fantasy, the kind with magic it’s *chefs kiss*. I do also really enjoy romance though but if it’s gay, regardless of genre, I’m there!

Favourite Authors

Anna Stephens, C.S. Pacat, V.E. Schwab, Victoria Lee, T.J. Klune, S.A. Chakraborty, Roan Parrish, Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn, Trudi Canavan, Taylor Jenkins Reid (well Seven Husbands at least, I haven’t read her others), Lynn Flewelling, Jodi McAlister, Lara Elena Donnelly to name a few.

Forever Favourites*

*a small selection

What was your first book of 2018?

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

How did you like it?

I really enjoyed it, though admittedly not as much as Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

What was your last book of 2018?

Runebreaker by Alex R.Kahler

How did you like it?

I bloody loved it! The Runebinder Chronicles is one of my favourite series. Very gay, very awesome.

What do you look for in a book/what makes it really stand out?

Ownvoices rep, lush worldbuilding, beefy books, gaaaayyyyyy.

Do you collect any particular sets/editions of books?

I tend not to because it can be an expensive endeavour and Australia doesn’t get a whole lot of special editions however, I’m collecting the different editions of The Fever King by Victoria Lee and the Goldsboro editions of Godblind, Darksoul and fingers crossed Bloodchild when it’s out!

Do you prefer ebooks, audiobooks or physical books (hardback or paperback)?

I prefer physical books in paperback format, I find they’re easier to read than hardcovers in terms of holding them. I buy a lot of the romance I read in ebook form. I’m not particular, that said, I struggle with audiobooks because I find my attention just wanders to much.

Do you keep books you didn’t like, or get rid of them?

I use to keep them because I had this thing about not getting rid of any but recently I’ve cleared out my bookshelf and honestly it was really cathartic to and I’ll keep doing it in future. I either donate them or sell them.

What literary character best defines you/do you best related to?

Ohhhh that’s a hard one. Noam Alvaro as a disaster bi would have to be up there!

I tag…….you! If you fancy doing this tag link back to me so I can check out your answers too!

 

Advertisements
Bookish Tags

Rise of the Guardians Christmas Book Tag

Welcome to my very last post for 2018! It’s been a wonderful year for reading and is the first full year of my blog. I’m still very much enjoying running this blog and seeing it slowly grow will never get old. I’ve met so many wonderful people and being a part of the book community is so much fun!

To finish of the year I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps to do the Rise of the Guardians book tag, who also created the tag. So without further ado….

Jackson Overland aka Jack Frost: Name an icy character that is actually very lovable and sweet

Jack-Frost-HQ-rise-of-the-guardians-34929538-1920-1080

Dara Shirazi ~ The Fever King, Victoria Lee.

He may try to appear icy and unaffected but I know the truth. Dara, my softe son. May you have all the goats and star gazing you deserve.

Nicholas St. North aka Santa Claus: Name a fun and jolly character that could actually cut a bitch

rise-of-the-guardians2

Damianos of Akielos ~ Captive Prince, C.S. Pacat

Maybe a bit of a stretch but: Damianos, sunshine child, tol boi, can fuck you up.

Does he need to remind you of that time he speared a man with a two-handed broad sword across a river to protect Laurent?

Toothiana aka The Tooth Fairy: Name a lovable book that is dear to your heart (and is so sweet it gives you a tooth ache!)

maxresdefault

The Remaking of Corbin Wale, Roan Parrish

There was some angst in this book but honestly it’s so beautiful and sweet I cried.

Sanderson Mansnoozie aka The Sandman: Name a book that put you to sleep (figuratively or literally)

95otjjzxcn011

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This was a while ago but why oh way are we still getting high schoolers to read these kinds of books? Do you want to make children hate reading?

E. Aster Bunnymund aka The Easter Bunny: Name a book that fills you with hope

ad7b84a2-537a-495c-81ce-50a085a2695e

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly

Amidst an absolute avalanche of feelings the end of Amberlough filled me with the desperate hope that Cyril would make it.

Probably not the kind of hope Laura was going for but I saw an opportunity and took it

Mim aka The Man in the Moon: Name a wise character that acts as a mentor/parental figure

Man-in-the-Moon-rise-of-the-guardians-38451866-960-540-e1545545339524

Nysander ~ The Nightrunner series, Lynn Flewelling

Nysander is a mentor and father figure to both Alec and Seregil, guiding them, perplexing them, hiding things from them for their own good. Letting Alec in on Seregil’s embarrassing moments!

Pitch Black aka The Nightmare King: Name a villain/antihero you can’t help but love

rise-of-the-guardians-pitch

******** ******** ~ The Fever King, Victoria Lee

This may be a kinda of spoiler so I’m not going to say who (and the stars aren’t an accurate count letter for letter either).

But Victoria hit like every goddamn element I love in a good villain mmmHMMMM. Just y’all wait 👀👀

*shakes fist* VICTORIA

I’m tagging (with absolutely no obligation) Leah @ Small Queer Big Opinions, Kate @ Reading Through Infinity, Amber @ Ambsreads, Destiny @ Howling Libraries, Jamieson @ JamisshelvesTennika @ That Bibliophile FranklinShan @ Little Irish Book Cat and anyone else that would like to have a go!