Friends Tag: Aoife edition!

Hello friends!

Today, my lovely Irish friend Aoife (yes, her of Pretty Purple Polka Dots fame!) is here to give her answers to my Friends tag. I’m loving seeing posts for this tag, so please feel free to join in – I’ll take your posts on my blog, or post your own answers on your blog! Either way, I’m loving all the answers so far! (Check out THIS post for more information!)

So I best hand you over!

Ross: Seems harmless, but problematic – Name a book you had problems withImage result for stags mabennettStrangely, I have read a few books recently that didn’t go down very well with me. I could have picked any of them, but I’m going to go with STAGS by M.A Bennett.

(Hello, just me… I have not read this yet!)

Monica: neat and tidy – Name a book/series that ends satisfyingly
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Simon vs the HomoSapiens Agenda. OH BLUE!

(Me again, I couldn’t agree more. This book is adorable!)

Chandler: funny and relatable – Name a firm fave
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Holly Bourne
has cemented herself as one of my all time favourite authors. She is incredible at not just telling important stories about mental health, but making them funny and relatable.

Phoebe: reliable and friendly – An author you always rely on

If you haven’t read Isabelle Broom yet, make sure you pick up one of her books – pronto. Keep your passport nearby too; all of her books involve travel, and they have some amazing settings.

Rachel: she grows on you over time – Name a book/series that’s grown on you over time
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I felt that Still Methe final book in the Me Before You trilogy, started off a little slow. I did enjoy it once it got going, and I thought it was a good end to the series.

(I BLOODY loved Me Before You… I didn’t enjoy the second book so much. I’m still on the fence as to whether I want to read this one… this could be convincing me!) 

Gunther: always there, always ignored – A book you’ve had on your TBR forever
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Good God, I have books that have been on my TBR for years. I try to knock them back as best as possible. This month I will read The C Word by Lisa Lynch as my Beat the Backlist year-long challenge.

Carol and Susan: keeping it diverse – An LGBT+ book you love/hate/wanna read
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At the moment I’m reading Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman. I’m not too sure how I feel about it, I’m not really sure I like the narrator’s voice in this!

A massive, massive thanks to Aoife for popping by to answer my Friends Tag! You should go check out her blog – Pretty Purple Polka Dots.

Let me know if you want to join in!

S x

S4S – Reasons I love blogging

Guten morgen friends! 

How are we all this fine Sunday? (Is it fine where you are? Is it fine where I am?)

How is it Sunday already? WHY DO WEEKENDS GO SO FAST PLEASE?

However, with Sunday comes #SixforSunday… what an excellent silver lining! 

Today’s #SixforSunday post brings you:

Reasons I love blogging

  1. The sense of community
  2. The friends I’ve made
  3. Blogging gives me a creative outlet
  4. I finally have somewhere to shout about the books I love
  5. The opportunities it brings me
  6. Celebrating my friends’ brilliance 

I mean, are there 600 other reasons? ABSOLUTELY, but these are 6 of the top ones! 

I can’t wait to see what you all think of blogging. I love blogging, it has genuinely changed my life for the better. Don’t forget to share your reasons using the hashtag #SixforSunday!

See you next week for: Advice for new bloggers (lol, as if I’m qualified to do that!)

S x


S4S – Favourite bloggers

Morning all! How are we all doing? 

I’ve done my first week back and man alive, I am exhausted… however, I am also just chuffed that I did it! 

Today’s #SixforSunday talks:

Favourite bloggers

Now I realise that my list could literally go on for HOURS on end because I know a whole host of wonderful and brilliant bloggers. This one was HARD. Like proper hard. But let’s go…

It goes without saying that if you don’t already, you should follow all of these blogs, because they’re magnificent.

  1. Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles
    Whether you’re looking for her incredible bullet journal posts, her brilliant book reviews or just a blog that is so aesthetically pleasing, you’ll find it all here.
  2. Charlotte @ Charlotte Somewhere
    I bloody love Charlotte’s ‘Coffee and…’ series. There’s so much brilliant content on Charlotte’s blog (including letting people choose her TBR!!) that you could be there for hours. Also, massive shout out (sneaky extra blogger on my list…) to her son, S. He’s BRILLIANT. You should definitely check out his Q&A post! 
  3. Rosie @ Rosie Freckle Reads
    I adore Rosie’s Simply Shakespeare series (I need to get round to writing my post, Rosie if you’re reading this, I promise I will!) and her reviews are always lush. 
  4. Andrew @ Pewter Wolf
    Andrew has some amazing discussion posts on his blog which always call for pondering. I also love his reviews – they’re a brilliant length and they actually make sense (unlike mine) and I quite often find myself wanting to get books because of his reviews!
  5. Cora @ Tea Party Princess
    Cora writes brilliant posts and her blog makes me smile every time I look at it. Her photo skills are also lush (I love her instagram… it’s all black and white!)
  6. Grace @ Almost Amazing Grace
    Grace’s blog is for me inspiring. I stole my much beloved ‘happy post’ idea from her blog many months ago. You go on Grace’s blog and there’s such a diverse bevy of blog posts to read from that you could get lost there for hours! 

I know that TECHNICALLY is the end of my list… BUT… I have to add one of my favourite vloggers to this list too… George Lester (if you follow me on twitter, you know I absolutely adore George. I have no shame in this matter!) His videos make me laugh, they make me smile and they’re just such good bloody fun. George is a babe. You should all go subscribe to his channel. It is so worth it. 

As I said, this list could’ve gone on for DAYS, but I’d hate to bore you all! I can’t wait to discover lots of new bloggers because of your #SixforSunday posts! Don’t forget to share on twitter using the hashtag! 

See you all next week for: Blog posts I’ve loved reading!

 S x