Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Huge thanks to Nara @ Looking for the Panacea for nominating me! She came up with some brilliant questions for me. Thank you Nara!!!!!

Nomination Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their website.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they’ve sent you.
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to answer 10 questions that you pose to them

1. Have you read any Brandon Sanderson?

How did I know this was coming? The answer just may kind of be no…sorry Nara 😛

2. Are there any fictional characters you would like to swap lives with?

Anna from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Because PARIS and ETIENNE. Obviously. Why do I bother?

But to be honest, I’m pretty fine with my own life 🙂

3. Most anticipated book of 2015?

But there are sooooo many! I know I’ve gone on about that a lot so I will stop there. However, my favourite book still yet to be released in January would be Love, Lucy by April Lindner.

Cheater? Who, ME?

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That is the best gif of my life.

4. If you could swap the covers of any two books, what would they be?

I would swap the cover of Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart with the cover of The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. Why? Because I’m really not super keen on the cover of Blood Song and I love the cover of The Winner’s Curse. They both have girls in dresses?

But here’s what I’d do:

I would swap the two cover, make a duplicate copy of the new cover of Blood Song and recolour the hair and dress of the girl so they are different. Then I would send the original looking cover in a jack-in-a-box to The Winner’s Curse and when the box opened it would go BAM (!!!!!) and the old cover would swap over with the Blood Song one.

Got that?

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5. What’s your favourite food?

I’m afraid this gets a very standard answer:

Pizza, chocolate and sushi. All three make up the vital components of life. And we all know what happens when we don’t have life. It gets messy.

6. Was there a book that you were anticipating in 2014 that let you down?

I was kind of expecting a lot more from Tease by Amanda Maciel. It was ok but not for me.

7. What was your favourite movie from 2014?

I LOVED the adaptation of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I thought it was absolutely brilliant. But there were loads of amazing movies released last year.

8. Is there a book you would recommend to absolutely everyone?

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo! Or Les Mis if you would prefer. Or Lez Mizzzzz even. I tell you, that would be a thing if it conveyed the brilliantness of Les Mis enough. Seriously, it’s the best thing ever. I’m even listening to the musical soundtrack as I write this because multi-tasking and Les Mis are both splendidly spiffing.

9. How much time do you spend on the internet per day?

Typically, probably somewhere between 1-2 hours unless I’m doing an assignment that requires the internet. But I’m usually you know…What’s it called again? School! However, I’m actually on holidays at the moment and am spending a little (lot) longer on it at the moment.

10. What were your five favourite reads of 2014?

I loved:

  1. Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (we’ve been through this)
  3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (obviously)
  4. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Legend by Marie Lu

Those were just off the top of my head but there are quite a few more.

Who I’m tagging:

I apologise in advance if you’ve already done this tag! And if you don’t want to do this of course! Don’t worry I’m not making you!

Feel free to say I tagged you! I’m going to stop here because I have a bit of a headache coming on. Naughty thing.

Your questions!

Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

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  1. What’s your all-time favourite movie? The recent adaption of Les Mis?
  2. Do you classics? If so, what’s your favourite? It’s Les Mis isn’t it?
  3. Would you rather read a book set in Paris or Rome? Paris, you know where Les Mis was set.
  4. Do you listen to music while you blog? You listen to Les Mis like me, don’t you?
  5. Do you have a favourite reading spot? Is it near your well-read copy of Les Mis?
  6. If you could choose to just know any other language in the world (other than what you already speak), what would it be? French? So you could read the original Les Mis not the translated one?
  7. What do you think is the most important thing in a book? Hope? Dreams? Love? Funnily enough, all three feature in Les Mis?
  8. Do you have a special go-to book when you are sick, sad, upset, etc.? If you’re interested, mine is Les Mis.
  9. Are you a quote person? I am. I have quotes from Les Mis on my wall.
  10. Have you read Les Miserables? If not, WHY NOT?

Time to Party!

There are two reasons why this post is titled ‘Time to Party’.

1. SCHOOL’S OUT! SCHOOL’S OUT! CHRISTMAS! SCHOOL’S OUT FOR CHRISTMAS AND SUMMMMMER!

and the second of which being the main cause of this post:

2. Cait from Notebook Sisters has moved to WordPress and now dominates the world known as Paper Fury. I strongly recommend you check out her blog. Here’s a link.

To celebrate, Cait is hosting a party! There’s a giveaway (and it’s international, meaning you can enter as well…) and part of the celebration is to join in this tag she has created. Here goes…

If you would like a direct link to the page where she talks specifically about this, here you go.

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I was practically addicted to reviewing. On Goodreads. Not much has changed, I always post my review on Goodreads but I’m realllly slow at uploading them here. But anyway, when I discovered the world of  book blogging, I knew I had to get in on it. I discovered this world held more opportunities and I loved how I could personalise it more than I could, say, Goodreads.

2. What’s the story behind your blog’s name?

Prepare for your mind to be blown: I was thinking about books and, get this, space. Then all of a sudden there was this big bang (HAHAHAHAH GEDDIT?!) and somehow the words ‘book’ and ‘comet’ fused together to become, ‘Bookcomet’. Not Book Comet, but just Bookcomet. Understandably that mistake is frequently made. I thought it was pretty catchy, and then magically the slogan just came to me: ‘book reviews that are out of this world’. Obviously it was meant to be.

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3. How may blogging designs have you been through since you started blogging?

I think maybe three? I don’t actually have pictures (or at least, that I know of) but I can tell you now, blog design ain’t ma speciality. OH MY GOSH I JUST ATE CHIRSTMAS TREE WHAT EVEN. That wasn’t a joke. Oops. But I guess I could describe them?

My first design had a book that was flying on a flame, pretending to be, wait for it, a comet. It was awful. You can still probably witness the badly drawn comet if you look at my GFC profile picture (I can’t even get on to the website to try and get the picture – sorry) . I’m pretty sure there were stars in the background too.

As for the second design, well that was just boring. I changed my theme to the one I have now, but the background was just dark blue with badly computer-drawn stars. Early on this year, as in very early on, January kind of early, it evolved into this one. Better, I like to think, but not as good as I want it to be.

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4. Have you ever switched blog-platforms? Why/why not?

Honestly, I’m just very content with WordPress. I have no desire to change, I’ve never needed to and I don’t see myself doing so in future. WordPress is da bomb.

5. How long does it take you to write a post? What’s your postly process like?

Well, it really depends on the post. I always write review posts on Goodreads first, so I just copy them across to my blog. Then I just have to locate the synopsis, author bio, cover picture and publication details and that is it. It probably takes me around half an hour.

As for discussions and posts like this – it usually takes me between 1 -2 hours. I’m not actually a slow typer so I don’t really know what goes so wrong. It’s probably because I’m thinking of what to say as I go and I’m very careful about what I write online.

6. Have you ever been super nervous about a post? Why?! What was it?

Like Cait, I hate posting one/two star reviews. I feel upset at the idea of the author seeing it. But it has to be done because I don’t want my blog to just be three/four/five star reviews and if it is a review copy, I’m always going to post the review. If I put my time and effort into reading it to make a review, then I’m going to post it.

I don’t really post anything controversial online, so I don’t get nervous in that sense.

7. Do you have a blogging schedule?

I have a very loose blogging schedule. I’ve been really bad at blogging recently (see: school) but when I do I usually post along the lines of:

Monday – Review

Tuesday – Anything, I used to do news though. Not sure whether to bring that back. This may also be the day where I write my own stuff.

Wednesday – Review

Thursday – Trendy Thursday, or anything.

Friday – Review

Saturday – Anything.

Sunday- Counting the Stars/ weekly wrap-up

8. Do you tell people In-Real-Life about your blog? Their reactions?

What is this thing called ‘real life’?

I’ve told two friends: one promptly forgot (pretty sure) and the other hasn’t breathed a word. I can never let anyone at my school know I do anything on the internet or else they will find some way to use it against me. I’ve seen it happen.

I have told a few family members. A few of them were impressed because my family struggles generally with technology but my parents were just kind of like, ‘yeah, cool’. How many times have I had to use quotation marks this post?!

9. Top ten blogs you read/comment on the most! Go! Go!

I wish I could comment on more blogs, but I really have struggled with time constraints recently. I hope to change that starting from tomorrow when I am freeeeeeee. But, probably unknown to these bloggers, I read a lot of these blogs:

1. Paper Fury

2. Books and Window Seats

3. Happy Indulgence

4. Jen’s Pen Den

5. Diary of a Loony Teen Writer

6. Books for a Delicate Eternity

7. Looking for the Panacea

8. Books and Iced Coffee

9. Life of a Female Bibliophile

10. Stephanie’s Book Reviews

11. Inside My Worlds

Yes I know, 11. And there are SO many more. I love them all equally (including the ones that aren’t on the list), I just simply named the first 10 that came to me.

10. If you could change/improve things about your blog, what would they be?

Easy. The rate at which I post. Not the best. I really, really hope to change that soon though.

And my blog design. I’m still not keen.

 

So thank you so much to Cait for not only hosting this, but also a giveaway! Her new blog looks great!

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The Book Blogger Test Tag

The last time I saw this tag done was two months ago (it’s August as I write this) so I am pretty late.

From what I can tell, this was created by Laura’s BookReviews (click HERE)! So thank you Laura!

Top three book pet peeves?

1. Cracked spines. EURGH.

2. Dirty books. What on Earth is that weird yellow stain on the page?

3. People not respecting my book borrowing rules. Rules are only meant to be broken in books (I think I’ll get that on a plaque).

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Perfect reading spot?

Somewhere warm outside. Like somewhere humid where I don’t have to be in direct sunlight but is still really warm.

Tell us three book confessions:

1. I’m lousy at finishing series’.

2. Sometimes I buy books because of hype. And by the time I get around to buying them, sometimes I’ve forgotten what they’re about.

3. I’m not a fan of long books.

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When was the last time I cried in a book?

I’m not really a crier. The last time I remember crying was in If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Man I love that book.

How many books are on my bedside table?

NONE! My bedside table is actually not my bedside. But I have a pile of 3 library books by my bed. And my Kindle.

Favourite snack whilst reading?

I’m  a really messy eater. Yep, can’t believe I just admitted that online. So I don’t really risk eating near my precious booksssss.

Name three books you’d recommend to everyone?

1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

2. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf in your bookcase:

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Sorry it’s so dark!

Write how much books mean to you in just three words:

Cherished stories forever.

What is your biggest reading secret?

I guess that I’m a book blogger. I don’t really have any reading secrets but my very few of my friends know about my blog. Like two of them. If they haven’t forgotten.

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Now I’m supposed to tag five people. I really don’t know who has/hasn’t done this tag. So I’m just going to tag everyone. I’m genuinely not trying to just take a lazy way out or anything. So sorry!

 

 

 

*I do not claim ownership of any of the gfs used in this post.