I’ve put up my Christmas tree!

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I don’t know if you know but I really don’t like Christmas. I don’t read Christmas reads, I don’t draw attention to it in any way and I won’t share (literally) the Christmas joy. I’m very sorry but I have to stay true to myself! Now I do understand people who get caught up in this festive spirit. Honestly, I was once like that as well, it just lost its shimmer a bit now.

What I really don’t like are all the things you HAVE to do. I’m sure I don’t need to give examples. I put up a tree last year simply because I wanted to see what Poes (the cat) was going to do but she wasn’t even interested. All that effort and then she disappoints me like that, not even pawing once at the Christmas ornaments, and even the lights couldn’t mesmerize her. Nah this year I’m taking it very easy, there isn’t going to be a traditional tree.

Here’s this year’s Christmas tree. All you need is an old book (I got this one at work because it’s not up to date anymore) and a wooden stick..

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You cut paper squares of different sizes…

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All you need to do next is make a good solid base by taping the stick on a piece of cardboard

 

 

And you slide your paper squares over the stick and tadaaa.. my mini-book tree is ready !

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So what do you think of my funny mini project? Anyone who’d consider making one as extra decoration? I kind of like the first picture with the stacked open books as well… maybe I could make one like this as well :-). Two Christmas trees this year!!

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New BFF: The Readers Bay

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I’m welcoming The Readers Bay to the blog today. This 19 year old girl who loves lattes lives in Pakistan. She sure knows her classics and I don’t think I’ve ever met a bigger more enthusiastic fan of Jane Austen! One of her all time favorites is Pride and Prejudice. She looooves physical books and orders plenty of books from Bookoutlet as there’s no Barnes & Nobles in Pakistan. She also NEVER just buys one book at a time but two at the least. You can find out more about our intriguing blog friend on her blog The Readers Bay.

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Name: TheReadersBay

Age: 19

Birthday:  15 November

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job?

I’m currently a sophomore in University.

Do you have any other hobbies?

Umm, I love watching shows on Netflix, doing yoga, and baking!

Your favourite color?

Turquoise, purple and red

Do you collect anything (besides books)?

I love collecting diaries and bookmarks! I have approximately 16 diaries of all sizes Lol.

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What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it? 

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Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it?

Me Before You by jojo Moyes. (I know my opinion is quite unpopular here, but I found it too ugh)

Do you listen to audio books?

Nope, never tried it. I feel like audiobooks completely contradict the idea of reading and getting lost in a book.

Do you have a favorite genre?

Historical fiction!!!

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now?

Strange the Dreamer! Aaaah, that cover is to die for!!

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How is your library organized?

It’s not really a library. It’s like a tall, narrow shelf. So I’ve put black and beige books together since they make up more than 50% of the books I have lol. The rest are just arranged according to height (descending)

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My favorite blue books:

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Do you read more ebooks or physical books?

E-books. Because a lot of the books I want are either too expensive or hard to find.

Do you have a favorite book?

I have a lot of books I like, but I’ve yet to find a book for which I could die for. Lol. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is the only book I’ve given 5/5 stars EVER.

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What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of?

Of course, Caraval!

Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …?

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What’s the title of the last book you purchased?

I purchased three books together: I’ll give you the Sun, When breathe becomes air and The ocean at the end of the Lane

What was your favorite author when you were a child?

Enid Blyton, duh. I read ALL series written by her. Literally ALL OF THEM.

From which author do you have most books?

Sidney Sheldon

Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times?

Yup. There are quite a few of them. But the most I’ve read is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. (thrice) and I’ve to read it again because I’ve forgotten the story haha (I have a very bad memory)

How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already?

There are 30 books in my goodreads challenge this year and I’ve read 18.

Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case ?

I kind of want to stay anonymous for personal reasons, if that’s okay? That is why I didn’t disclose my name above.

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Thank you for participating in this feature lovely, it was nice to get to know you better! 

In case you missed it, these are the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Martina – The Mystery Corner
Liis – Cover to Cover
Anne – Inked Brownies
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Drew – TheTattooedBookGeek
Jillian – Rant and Rave About Books
Meg – Magic of Books
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Donna – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Stephanie – Teacher of YA
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Savanah – Off-Color Lit
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Lisa – Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews
Alex – Coffeeloving Bookoholic

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added!

Book Flowers Tutorial

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I’ve got another Do-It-Yourself post for you today. I saw these paper flowers on Pinterest and thought it was a great idea to repurpose old books this way. If you don’t have any old books don’t worry, I’ve tried it with a few newspaper pages as well (as a try-out initially) and that works fine too so if you want to do this, you can use anything that’s made out of paper.

It’s really simple, and if I can do it, you can do it! Here we go, in only 7 simple steps:

STEP 1:

Find a shape (just type in 6 flower petal template) on the internet, print and cut it out. I made one with 6 petals and one with 8 petals (personally I like how the 8 petal flower looks a little better but that’s a personal preference).

STEP 2:

Trace it on your printed bookpage or newspaper and cut out

STEP 3: 

You can skip this but if you want a little vintage look, you can colour the edge of your petals with a marker or with some paint (you can even get your kids to help).

STEP 4:

You need 4 flowers and out of these 4 designs you’ll be able to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 petal shapes. As you can see here you’ll get 2 shapes out of 1 design.

STEP 5:

Shape the petals with a tootpick by giving them a little roll between your fingers.

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STEP 6:

Now you can glue the petals back together (with a glue gun if you have it). The first picture shows where 2 of the petals were cut off and now the four remaining petals are glued together. To make it a little easier you can give a little cut in the middle if you want, you won’t see it after all. There’s one exception here, the one petal flower is simply rolled up and I cut it a little shorter so it fits snugly into the center. Simply glue all the different layers on top of each other and you’re done.

STEP 7:

Tadaa!

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I did a little variation on the theme with another template containing 8 petals and I put this one on a stick that I covered with a little piece of ribbon (I cut it out of one of my t-shirts because I don’t hang them up anyway).

 

So here’s number 2: 

So, what do you think? Like how this looks? Anyone wanting to do one now?

 

New BFF: Coffeeloving Bookoholic

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Good morning lovely people!

Today on the blog I want you all to meet the wonderful Alex! A few facts that might help to get to know her real fast. If you have to get her a present she would be super happy with socks, hoodies (she has one in every colour), mugs or sunglasses (she’s got around 40). Alex hasn’t read any Happy Potter book yet and thinks the cover of the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home of Peculiar Children is kind of scary and reminds her of the twins in The Shining. She also hates love triangles in books with a vengeance.

She’s really so nice and interesting so please pop over to her blog Cofeeloving Bookoholic if you haven’t visited yet!

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Name: Alex

Age: 32

Birthday: April 13th

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job?

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in Media. I have been working as a product and content manager for 8 years now and I still love my job.

Do you have any other hobbies?

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I also love music and going to concerts. I love movies and series, but I am not that obsessed with them anymore. I love meeting my friends and going out and just talk or play card or board games. I love playing games, because you can leave the world behind and just enjoy the company and have fun. And of course my two cats Paulchen & Pippi. I love my cats and playing with them.

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Your favourite color?

That changes every day. It totally depends on my mood. But I love bright and strong colors. Purple, blue, yellow, green. I love neon colors or pastel colors.Mood-Ring

Do you collect anything (besides books)?

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Before I started my book collection, I collected movies and TV-series. I have a lot of those at home and I am very proud of them. I also collect earrings, sunglasses, magnets and pins. I mostly buy one or more of those things when I travel somewhere. I also have a lot of hoodies, scarfs, hats and chuck converse shoes. Maybe that’s not collecting, maybe it’s just obsession 😀

What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it?

I really have no idea. I always loved to have books around me, even though I wasn’t the biggest reader. But there were always books around. I still have a lot of those at home, but I really don’t know which one I have the longest.

Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it?

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No. I never regret buying a book. I am a book collector and every book deserves a place. Even if I didn’t like the content. A book is always special and deserves a home, that’s why I never regretted buying a book.

Do you listen to audio books?

Yes, I do. I started at the beginning of the year and I really enjoy audiobooks now. I listen mostly to audiobooks when I clean my apartment. There’s a lot to clean and I love listening to a story while doing that.

Do you have a favorite genre?

I really read almost every genre and I enjoy all of them. But I’d have to say, that ya-contemporary is my home. I love reading ya-contemporaries. I get lost in them. They remind me of my past and I always think about what I would have done back then. It’s a great escape for me.

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now?

Turtles all the way down” by John Green. By far. I NEED that book!

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

How is your library organized?

Ha, wonderful question. I have my read and unread books separated from each other. Within those I have my German and English books separated. My classics are also separated from my other shelves. Within that organization I have them organized by series and stand alones. And within that I have them organized by genre and then color. Yes, it’s complicated as hell to describe but it totally works out for me.

Do you read more ebooks or physical books?

Definitely physical books. I love my ereader, but I love writing in my books, taking notes and mark everything. And that’s unfortunately not possible with ebooks. Also, as a book collector, I need the physical books haha

Do you have a favorite book?

I have a lot of favorites. Most of them are from the past year, where I have read so many books. But the one book, that has been a favorite for many years is “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

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What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of?

I own an older edition of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. It’s German, but it’s a wonderful red hardback, that was very expensive back then. I am very proud, that I still own it. As far as for my favorite covers right now, I have to go with the paperbacks of “Nevernight” and “Godsgrave” by Jay Kristoff. They are just perfection!

Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …?

I have no idea really. But if I had to guess, I’d say I own around 500 books.

What’s the title of the last book you purchased?

There’s someone inside your house” by Stephanie Perkins, “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, “The Dazzeling Heights” by Katharine McGee.

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What was your favorite author when you were a child?

I really don’t have one. My family and I weren’t the biggest readers, which I am very sad about. But I never read as kid, so I do not have a favorite author.

From which author do you have most books?

Probably Susan Elizabeth Philipps. I was in a huge romance phase in my late teens and I bought every book by her in German. And later started to collect the English ones as well. I think I have around 20-25 books by her.

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Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times?

Just one: “The Fault in Our Stars”. I have read it 7 times now.

How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already?

I set my goal to 80 books at the beginning of the year. At this moment I am at 96 – yay me!

Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case?

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In case you missed it, these are the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Martina – The Mystery Corner
Liis – Cover to Cover
Anne – Inked Brownies
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Drew – TheTattooedBookGeek
Jillian – Rant and Rave About Books
Meg – Magic of Books
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Meggy – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Stephanie – Teacher of YA
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Savanah – Off-Color Lit
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads
Lisa – Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added!

Getting to Know You Better Tag

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I was tagged by the wonderful Nicki@SecretLibrary to participate in the Getting to Know You Better Tag (it’s actually Getting to Know ME Better here ;-)). Nicki is one of my favorite fellow bloggers so be sure to stop by her blog for more fun tags, reviews, and her awesome six degrees feature (the idea is to start with one book and then create a chain of six books, each suggested by the one before)!

So let’s begin:

How long have you been blogging?

I started on 28 February 2016 which means it’s been a year and a half already!

Do you enjoy doing tags?

Noooo! Well unless they are really easy, like this one :-). I do appreciate being tagged but they just take so much time and it’s so difficult for someone like me who can never choose (yep I’ve done it again, bought two pairs of same-ish shoes last week because I couldn’t choose) so I honestly never know which books to choose for tags and and I don’t know to answer some of these questions.. what’s your favorite book (as if there’s one) and what’s your favorite fandom (say what? aren’t these tags only for fantasy readers?), and don’t get me even started on the whole book boyfriend dilemma :-).

Do you follow the blogs that follow you?

No.. in the beginning I followed everyone back but I stopped doing that because the number of followers was increasing so much I didn’t have time to give everyone my attention. Now I’ll follow when people actually comment or give my blog more than one like so I know they’re worth my time too.

Describe your blog in 5 words?

To the point and completely who I am (not exactly five but who’s counting).

How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag)

276! I’m surprising myself here 🙂

On a scale of 1-10 how much do you enjoy blogging?

Euhm.. 8? I really like doing it but I hate that I don’t have more time and that I run into my limits from time to time. I wish I was just better at some things but what’d ya gonna do? It’s in my nature never to be satisfied. I know, you don’t want to be the guy that’s with me ;-).

Writing or reading blog posts?

Both, I like sharing what I think about a novel I read, especially if it’s an amazing read but I also want to hear about new books my blog friends read, or one’s that I read and see what they make of it.

Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading

A Haven for Book LoversMisti Moo Book ReviewsBookidote | Book ReviewsClues and ReviewsCover to Cover, Chocolate’n’ Waffles

Consider yourselves tagged if you want as well ;-).

My reading habits

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Thank you Annie@TheMisstery for this cool idea! I loved reading about Annie’s habits and thought it might be nice to share mine too. There’s more than these no doubt but they are a pretty good start :-).

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STARTING EARLY

I start reading my book 50 minutes after opening my eyes. That’s when I arrive at the train station and while I wait for my train I get my book out. Nothing better to power up your brain than starting to read, especially when you feel you’re still in sleep-mode :-).

ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

I read in the train, at work, on the couch, in bed before going to sleep… When I can’t sleep after trying for two hours I pick up my book again as well. I read at the hairdresser and while I wait in the car if someone’s visiting a store (don’t mind me, I’ll just wait in the car). I take my ereader everywhere with me, even if I’m only out for 5 minutes.. normal people take keys, phone.. and I take my ereader as well in my routine. I’m used to carrying a heavy handbag with me at all times :-).

DIFFERENT TREATMENT 

I read everywhere but there’s a difference because I would never read a paperback in the bathtub, on the toilet or near food. It’s not that I ever dropped one in the tub but just the thought of a water soaked page… I know dropping my e-reader would actually be worse but it feels more unlikely.. maybe because it’s not as heavy as a novel and easier to hold.. I don’t know…

STARTING TO READ 

I’m weird (but you already knew that) because I always try to finish a novel on Sunday so I can start a new novel on Monday. I would even read until very late to get this done, just so I can have that new start of the week with a new book.

SILENCE PLEASE

I don’t want music on while reading and no tv. If the tv is switched on I automatically look up and my attention is not on the novel alone anymore. Men seem to think that we can read while they watch tv and I know we are pretty awesome but no, just not possible!

MY PRECIOUS

I will never write in a novel, I will never dog-ear a novel, I will never crack the spine entirely but hold it open loosely. I don’t mind second-hand novels that have marks of being used and have bent corners AT ALL but when I buy a new novel I don’t want to be the one who damages a perfect copy.

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I usually try to always finish a novel even if I didn’t like it but there were a few times that I made an exception and I stopped around 80%. This was usually the point that I knew nothing was going to happen anymore and I really couldn’t care how it ended.

Since I read a few reactions from bloggers about this topic I made a promise to myself to stop reading sooner and I actually tried it once now. When you want to start skimming you know this isn’t going to go well so I gave up after 100 pages (OK I skipped to the ending then). It felt a bit uncomfortable giving up ‘so soon’ but I know it’s better this way too.

ONLY ONE

I can’t read more than one book at the time. Even if I should start in two books, there would always be one of them I’d be more interested in and I would automatically pick that one up every time and end up with reading one novel anyway.

STOP READING

Another weird thing: when I stop reading I try to finish a chapter but sometimes, when it’s a really good book usually, I deliberately stop at the end of a page and don’t turn the page and wait for the chapter to end because I already know it would end with more questions and I’d want to keep on reading and start the next chapter or following pages. Are you still following me?

So what about you? I’m afraid to ask but is there anyone who recognizes anything? Do you have any other bookish habits that aren’t listed?

New BFF: Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews

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It’s that time again! I’m very excited to have Lisa on the blog today! Go check out Lisa’s blog Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews if you don’t know it already. You can take my word for it because we’ve talked by mail often enough that she’s an incredibly nice and lovely lady. I’m also very happy she wanted to help me out here with my questions. So hereby: thank you Lisa :-).

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Let me lift a little tip of the veil already by sharing a few things I learned from her blog: Lisa likes the winter season, gardening and walking her dogs. Lisa (previously nicknamed Lazergun, you’ll have to look up the story on her blog, it’s a pretty cool nickname and a nice story too) is actually a big animal lover and has dogs, a cat and a tortoise while she’s allergic to most animals :-). She started 2 other blog sites before her bookish one (one about her daughter and a beauty blog), she likes to eat Lemon Drizzle, Black Forest Gateau or the cake that GLaDOS promises (it’s a gamers reference apparently). She hates monotony and doesn’t do meme’s, but she does write amazing reviews about books that take my interest (and probably yours as well).

Ah and I almost forgot one of the most important features: she organises book swaps! There’s a form on her blog that you can fill out and she’ll try to match you with someone in the same genre. Go and check it out!

Anyway this was a long introduction and it’s time for the official Q&A:

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Name: Lisa Doherty

Age: I have been 27 for about 7 or 8 years now. Actually, my age causes me much despair when I am buying over 18 products. In the U.K. if you look younger than 25 and are buying alcohol, cigarettes and so on you have to produce I.D. Because I constantly am asked for I.D. I carry my licence into shops with me. One day, recently, I was buying gin and was asked for proof of age, as usual, I laughed and said I’m in my 30s. The woman laughed and said, “I believe you are barely over 18 but you are no way 25.” Then she looked my 4ft 10in daughter up and down (she is 9) and said: “I suppose you are going to tell me this is your daughter along with you being in your 30s?!” I couldn’t stop laughing and told her that yes this is my daughter and she snorted at me muttering “Yeah right!” So at this moment I got really cross and thrust my licence in her face and said: “There you go, over 25 by many years and mother to this child!” She was in complete shock, I mean her jaw hit the ground and her response to my age was “BLOODY HELL!!” and went on to tell me I didn’t even look 20. I made it quite clear that no one in their teens, trying to get away with pretending to be older, is going to claim they are in their 30s!! Oh, and she has yet to say sorry!

Birthday: 8th August

What did you study or do you study now / what is your current job?

I am a perpetual student but I studied English Literature and Classical Civilisation. I went to night school to get my certificate in Beauty Therapy and then a number of years later Photography.

I was a full-time Photographer but living with Chronic Pain it got harder to commit to jobs so now I take photos and sell them. Can I say I’m a blogger as a job even though I’ve yet to make money??

Do you have any other hobbies?

I love photography, going on walks in forests, taking my dogs out and eating….I’m sure there are many more things but that’s all I can think of right now!

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Your favourite color?

Aubergine purple!

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Do you collect anything (besides books)?

Anything miniature! It started with little baby dolls about an inch in size that my Grandmother took me to buy every week or so. They were 50p, in the 80s that was a lot of money, and it was a lucky dip so I ended up with multiples and never swapped them.

I, now, collect perfume bottles, elephants, peacocks, old style razors, everything miniature….people used to think I collected (real) dogs as we had so many at a point!

Meet my miniature elephants!

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What’s the name of the book that you’ve had the longest? Have you read it?

Truthfully this one is too hard to answer as my house was like a library. We were all born with Bibles in our hands in my house so I could say that but there is a book I remember from my childhood that I read every year in life and then we read it to my bump and then to our daughter every Christmas.

Have you ever regretted a book you purchased? A book that sounded so promising but you wished you’d have spent your money on another book after reading it?

I’ll likely get hate for this but I have to say ‘The Girl on the Train’. Almost everyone I speak to loved it but I really disliked how rushed it was at the end. I actually yelled at the book!

Do you listen to audio books?

Had you asked me this a few months ago I would have said that I do when I want to sleep however I have grown fonder of them lately. They are great to listen to while blogging, driving, gym, dog walking…

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Do you have a favorite genre?

Crime thriller would be what I mostly read but I have a place in my heart for Terry Pratchett although I don’t generally read other books that fall into the wacky genre that he writes.

Sir Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. Worldwide sales of his books now stand at 70 million, and they have been translated into thirty-seven languages.  Sir Terry Pratchett died on 12 March 2015.

What is the book highest on your wishlist right now?

I don’t have one! I haven’t been paying attention to what is coming out and I am a person who when I want something I generally buy it.

How is your library organized?

Genre and alphabetical

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Do you read more ebooks or physical books?

I prefer actual books, I have a real distaste for ebooks but at the moment I read them the most.

Do you have a favorite book?

I was asked this recently and one of my answers was ‘Little Women’, which is true, but after I sent the answers through to the blogger I realised I actually love ‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ by Dodie Smith – the book the Disney film is based off. Would probably be a tie between both those books.

What’s the cover in your collection that you’re most proud of?

I have a leather bound copy of John Bunyon’s ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ from the 1800s.

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Do you have any idea how many books you own? <100, >100, >200, >300 …?

Ummmm *whispers* over 1000 and that’s an underestimate.  

What’s the title of the last book you purchased?

The last ebook I bought was ‘Be My Killer’ by Richard Parker. The last actual book was actually an order for both ‘Sometimes I Lie’ by Alice Feeney & ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’ by Joanna Cannon.  

Blurb Be My Killer

Her eyelids were the only parts of her body she could move. The figure spoke, then retreated into the gloom. She couldn’t accept what they’d said. How could she have brought this on herself?

When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then a new victim is found, her body bound to a pillar, and its Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman. Hazel must find out what happened to her.

Is it one killer or more? Random, or part of a bigger plan?

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove. With her film crew in tow, Hazel sets off for the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found, to solve the crime, bring Meredith justice, and make the documentary of her lifetime. But as Hazel interviews the victims’ families and friends, people start disappearing.

As the death toll rises, Hazel realises someone close-by is targeting her team methodically. Can she uncover the truth before another life is lost, or will the killer get to Hazel first?

Who was your favorite author when you were a child?

Enid Blyton!  

From which author do you have most books?

I went and checked and was positive it would be John Grisham or Terry Pratchett but alas it is Danielle Steel.  

Are there books you’ve read 2 or 3 times?

Oh gosh yes but from when I got married I can’t think of any.  

How many books are there on your Goodreads challenge this year and how many have you read already?  

50 and I have read about 45. Goodreads says 39 though so obviously there are some I haven’t added.

Can you spell your name with the first letters of titles in your book case ? 

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Lotus Quest’ by Mark Griffiths
I am Pilgrim’ by Terry Hayes
Sisters of the Quilt’ by Cindy Woodsmall
All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr

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In case you missed it, these are the BFF’s (Blog Friends Forever) I posted about before :

Martina – The Mystery Corner
Liis – Cover to Cover
Anne – Inked Brownies
Danielle – Books, Vertigo and Tea
Drew – TheTattooedBookGeek
Jillian – Rant and Rave About Books
Meg – Magic of Books
Betty – Bookish Regards
Anais – Zeezee with Books
Nicki – Secret Library
Donna – Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog
Chitra – Books & Strips
Annie – The Misstery
Dee – Novel Deelights
Stephanie – Teacher of YA
Tina – Reading Between the Pages
Savanah – Off-Color Lit
Delphine – Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads

I don’t want my BFF club to be complete just yet! There’s still room for plenty more so give me a shout if you want to be added!