Halloween Creatures Book Tag // Letters to October (3)

Dear October,

I won’t lie, you can be pretty miserable and grey. (I don’t blame you — I’m pretty miserable and grey sometimes, too.) One of the loveliest things about this time of year, though, is the rampant enthusiasm about the upcoming festivities. And I’m being pretty generous about the term ‘upcoming’. Even though Halloween is all the way at the end of this month (and let’s not even talk about Christmas) (83 days to go), it’s like a switch is flipped on the world on October 1st. Everything is suddenly spookier — nights are darker, the wind feels chillier and is that a bird or a bat in the distance?

In that same spirit (pun intended), today I’m coming to you with the Halloween Creatures Book Tag, created by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward and found through Melting Pots and Other Calamities.

1Witches: a book or character that is magical
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is one that comes to mind. If you’re in the mood for something just slightly spooky, this is perfect

Werewolves: a book best read in the middle of the night
Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl. It’s a collection of his short stories and some of them will have you chilled. I particularly recommend The Landlady, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat, and Genesis and Catastrophe.

Zombies: a book you picked up for the second time/continued after not finishing it
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Mostly because I forgot it at home when I left for university, but also because I had heard too many opinions whilst reading it and needed a break.


Mummies: a book or character you can’t wrap your mind around
Merricat from We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson. Her mind was difficult to burrow into, and it’s quite an unsettling place once you’re there.

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Sleepy Sunday: Reading Habits Book Tag

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all well. Today I’m coming to you with a book tag I found on Kirsty’s blog The Bibliophile Girl, called the Reading Habits Book Tag. Like most readers, I have particular preferences when it comes to reading. Here are just a few…

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Not really. Depending on my mood (and how noisy my family is being!), I could be hanging out on the living room armchair or curled up in bed with the door shut.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?


Take a guess! Although, desperate times call for desperate measures, so I have occasionally used a bus ticket…

I’ve customised two of the bookmarks in this photo myself; if you’d like to learn how, take a look here!

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
Unless the story is really gripping, I can generally stop reading anywhere.

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World Book Day UK (My Life in Books Tag)

Happy World Book Day!

It’s the UK date to celebrate all things bookish! Whether you’re doing so by dressing up as your favourite literary character or by leafing through your favourite book, or whether you didn’t know what today was and are mildly surprised right now, I hope you had a wonderful day.

The most bookish thing I did today was go to my literature/creative writing classes. 😛

But I couldn’t let the whole day pass without doing nothing at all, so I thought I’d do a tag, as it’s been a while since I did the last one. I Googled ‘book tag’ (being the genius I am) and the My Life in Books Tag from Beatrice’s blog Dreamland Bookblog is one of the first things that popped up!

True, I wasn’t tagged. But this looks fun so I’m just going to pretend I was asked to do this – let’s go!

img_31641This is my home bookshelf. I’m using it for reference!

1. Find a book for each of your initials

S: Sense and Sensibility
The Kite Runner

(Had to get some help from Goodreads… for shame…)

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

Switched by Amanda Hocking. This is the first book of the YA series called the Trylle trilogy. The series is well paced and simple to read, and the first book is especially gripping! Cliché alert: I really couldn’t put it down.

I recommend it if you’re looking for a YA series to get into. I didn’t quite like the following two books as much as the first, but that doesn’t mean you won’t!

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