The Real Neat Blog Award!

Thanks to Stephen at Stephen Writes for the nomination! Stephen is one of my favourite bloggers and writes some beautiful reviews! Be sure to give his blog a follow.

The Rules

  • Display the award logo.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  • Nominate some bloggers.
  • Ask them seven questions.

Is there a book/series that you have reread and developed a completely different opinion on it since the first time you read it?

Hmmm this is a hard one! I don’t think there are any series that, once I re-read them, I developed a completely new opinion. Most of the time re-reads just reaffirm my love for the books.

Is there a particular time of day when you like to read, or you read more often?

I like reading in the morning and before I go to bed. These tend to be the times that I have more availability to sit and read. But with working shifts I tend to just read whenever I get the chance.

Are there any characters that you don’t like, but everyone seems to love?

I dont think so? I’m a sucker for a cinnamon roll and those tend to be universally loved. There are certainly characters that I see people criticising but I love them: Delila Bard (ADSOM) and Darayavahoush (City of Brass).

Which book do you recommend to just about everyone?

There are a few, because a lot of my friends have a quite varied taste in genres. But recently It would have to be The Ten Thousand Doors of January, the writing in that book blew me away, and I squealed with joy when I got an ARC of the authors next book in the post the other day.

Which supporting character do you think should have their own spin-off book/series?

Fun Question! It used to be Nikolai Lantsov but then we got King of Scars ( thank you Miss Bardugo!) But I would also love to read more about Holland from ADSOM, especially delving into his past.

Do you have a particular strategy for reviewing books (taking notes, writing the review straight away after finishing the book, a set structure etc)?

I’ve actually only just recently started taking notes, usually once I’ve finished the book to keep the main plot points in my mind when I’m reviewing, but I will also do it if I read something I think might be important. Being able to highlight passages on my kindle is a godsend & I do occasionally tab my books if I find a quote I like.

Can you recommend a book/author that you think is completed underrated?

I don’t think the author is underrated but The Greatcoat Series by Sebastien De Castell deserves so much more love. I think his Spellslinger series is more in the spotlight with it being YA, but for those who love a good adult fantasy with a brilliantly built world and hilarious and utterly human characters, I can’t recommend it enough.

My Questions

  1. If you could live for one day as the character in a book, who would you choose and why?
  2. What is the first book you remember loving?
  3. What is your preferred reading format? (PB, HB, E-book)
  4. If you could only take 5 books to a desert Island, what would they be?
  5. Pick 5 characters and create your own literary squad.
  6. Do you have any hobbies other than reading?
  7. If you could move to any fictional world, where would you pick?

My Nominations





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  1. Omg YES we need a book about Holland! I would scoop it up in a second 😱 That would be amazing! Thanks for the tag, Becky ❤ I loved reading your answers! I've got de Castell's books on my Kindle but (of course) haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I don't hear a lot about him/his books actually but of the things I've heard, it's all quite positive! Looking forward to reading them 😀

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    • Haha I think we should petition Schwab to get it done! I don’t hear a lot about De Castells books either, but the greatcoats is hilarious and I just love all the characters. Can’t wait to read you answers 😊


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