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Sunday, 19 June 2016

'Lost in a Book' Tag

I was struggling for ideas on what blog post to write this weekend. I was planning to talk about my views in regards to the upcoming EU referendum on Thursday but with the news of the death of a MP I felt like I couldn't write it this weekend. I might write it before Thursday but we will see. 

Anyway who doesn't love getting into a tag blog post? especially at times of blogging blocks. I saw this 'Lost in a Book' through a Retweet account on Twitter and it sounded awesome. I'm starting to get back into reading a lot more so I thought this would be perfect to add to my motivation.

I've got a cup of tea at the ready and my current reads next to me so after this blog post is done I can hop back into reading. It's the perfect combination for Sunday's right? 

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Nope, I kind of read wherever I'm feeling comfortable really. 

Where do you like to read?
I really enjoying reading on my work commute. It completely relaxes me and stops me just scrolling through the same things on my phone. Especially whenever my data runs out mid-month. 
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Bookmark. I have an Alice in Wonderland one from Waterstones and I love it. 
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
I’ve learned to just stop reading when I have to, but I hate not completing a chapter, or at least a scene. I loath stopping mid-scene. This happens quite often on my commutes so it's really frustrating. 
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
YES! I'm always reading with a cup of tea by my side or some snacks.  Today I'm enjoying a cup of tea and jaffa cakes with my reading. They're the perfect reading essentials
E-reader or real book?
I am definitely more of a real book lover. There's something about purchasing a fresh book and turning it's pages. I do think e-readers are great though, I have one and it's very useful for holidays/long trips away as it saves carrying the extra weight in my bag. 
Music or TV while reading?
Preferably nothing, But I can deal with music and sometimes having the TV on. It's easy if the volume is really low so it can't grab my attention too much  but it's just nice. 
One book at a time or several at once?
I definitely used to be a one book at a time person but then I found it extremely difficult to get through books. I now try and read two or more at a go, especially if they have very different genres. It's definitely easier and more enjoyable. 
Reading at home or everywhere?
As stated above, anywhere will do really. as long as I am comfortable. My all time favourite place to read, however, is on holidays. Laying on the beach, lounging around the pool, or even relaxing in a hotel bed as the sun streams through the windows. I enjoy also sitting in the garden when the weather is good and reading my book. It's those times when I think I definitely enjoy reading the most. 
Reading aloud or silently in your head?
Silently. Sometimes when I am home on my own it's nice to read out loud, it helps with my language and stuff. 
Fiction or non-fiction?
Either is fine with me! Sometimes I love to read factual things sometimes. Now that I'm going to the library more I would like to read more non fiction books.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Nope I like to discover the story as I should, reading page by page. 
Break the spine or keep a book like new?
I do like to try and keep a book like new but worn books are books that are most loved right? 
Do you write in your books?
Nope but sometimes if they're my books I think it would be nice to write in pencil what year/date I purchased the book to look back on it in the future or when it moves on to another owner. One of my Harry Potter books has my form year at school so now I can remember when I read it and it feels lovely. 
Your favourite book?
I don't like tags that asks you to make such big decisions like what is your favourite book, WHY! I have a few favourites like most people, 
  • Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling (basically all Harry Potter books let's not be so quick on our decision making).
  • Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie.
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
  • It's Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
  • One Day by David Nicholls. 
How many books are you trying to read this year? 
I definitely wrote about 30-50 on my Goodreads Challenge and I was definitely not going to reach that. I'm being more realistic and just enjoying how many books as possible this year (I would like it to be around 30 though).

I would absolutely love to read fellow book lovers answer this tag on their blog too! I'm always looking for new books to read and make into favourite reads.

Also why not tell me what your currently reading?

thanks for reading,


  1. I'm a forever paperbacks fan even though I read ebooks more (THEY'RE JUST TOO EASY, you know)

    Not Your Type Blog

    1. I know ebooks are really easy to access and carry around but I'll definitely be a paperback girl at heart. (unless I go on holiday and i'll take my ebook!)
      Emmie x

  2. I love this tag!! I am forever getting lost in a book and like you definitely prefer a good old paperback then an ebook! I always have a cuppa by me too as I think there is no better way to relax :) xxx

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yeah definitely need a cup of tea by your side when your reading, It's just hard to squeeze some reading time in sometimes when your so busy! :( boo!

      Emmie x

  3. This was a great read! There's something nice about having a physical book to read. 'The Age of Miracles' is a great book. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

    1. Yes such a good book, it's one I just chose for it's cover really but I couldn't put it down! The one time judging a book by it's cover resulted in a good thing ;)

      Emmie x

  4. This is a great tag. I'm definitely with you on preferring real books over e-readers. I kind of miss the days where I would panic about the weight of my carry on when going on a plane as it was so full of books. E-readers erase that issue but I always loved looking at my full bag of books.

    Raise The Waves

    1. Aha good old books, you can't just take one on holiday neither because there's so much reading time to enjoy! I love coming back from the library or choosing what books I'd like to read over the month and getting through them!

      Emmie x

  5. What a lovely post hun - I love sitting at home with a cuppa whilst it is pouring down with rain and reading! Reading used to be take up my commute time but now I can drive that time has gone so technically more reading time at home! I love my e-reader for holidays like you said - less weight! But I am definitely a real book lover! I think I might do this tag! xx

    1. That's the perfect atmosphere for reading for sure! I read more when the weather is miserable outside cause I don't want to sit on my computer. Yeah definitely when I start driving I'll lose loads of reading time, I may even start listening to Audio books to pass the time ;)!
      Emmie x

  6. This is a lovely post, I am getting back into reading now and I absolutely love it! It is just so relaxing and takes your mind off of everything x

    1. Yeah it really does, I try and do my work as soon as possible so I can use the rest of my evenings to read books and watch Love Island ;) aha!

      Emmie x

  7. Love this tag! I think I did a similar one, maybe even the same a while back! I used to be a bookmark fiend, either a scarp of paper, a bus ticket, just something, but now I'm a total page folder! I have no idea how this happened but I can't seem to go back to using an actual bookmark!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. It's such a fun tag I would definitely recommend people to do it if they enjoy books and reading! Oh no I never fold the page, I can't bring myself to it. Oh man, I feel like I need to send you a bookmark so you use one again ;)

  8. Tthis was such a great tag! I am definitely someone who has to get to the next chapter and I break the spine of my book; I know I am a terrible person breaking the spine haha. Loved this post Emmie :) xo

    Emily |

    1. Thanks for reading and enjoying it Emily, I really enjoyed writing it! Ah I do, Jordan hates it when I break spines of books but it shows how loved it is right ;)?

      Hope you're well lovely!


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