Another book tag!

Hello friends I’m here with another book tag which I actually can’t remember or find the official name of, I’m such a bad blogger honestly… But, this is one that has some absolute classic songs on it that I was super excited to take part in!

Today’s post is a tag courtesy of Jemma and Milly – and it’s a nostalgic one. I used to be obsessed with some of these songs (read as still am obsessed with some of these songs lmao)

As always if you want to take part please consider yourself tagged.

What’s My Age Again? – blink 182
What age did you discover your love of reading?
Probably around 7 or 8, I used to love reading in school and around that age was when I started to pick my own books at the library (under my Mom’s watchful eyes!) and would really look forward to visiting the library.

All Star – Smash Mouth
What is your favourite genre?
Thriller, horror or psychological thriller. They are my absolute FAVE.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
What is your go to reading snack/drink (or just your favourite)
I don’t really eat or drink while I’m reading but if I am it’s usually a cup of tea and a squares rice krispie bar. They don’t make as much mess as biscuits!

Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
What book do you ALWAYS recommend to people
At the moment, this is The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack or usually The Shining by Stephen King, or Red Dragon by Thomas Harris.

…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
A book or series you have read more than once
Harry Potter, Percy Jackson & The Olympians, the Hannibal series and the Goosebumps horrorland series.

Tearin’ Up My Heart – N’Sync
A book that broke your heart to finish
I absolutely sobbed when I finished Midnight Sun, I’m not sure if it was the emotion of re-reading the entire series in preparation or what but I broke my heart when I finished it 😦

Crush – Jennifer Paige
Who was your first bookish crush
Thinking back probably Draco Malfoy, or Edward Cullen. It’s a toss up between the two who I crushed on first.

Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
A book that you read as a teen that you still love today
Animal Farm by George Orwell. The older I get the more my opinion on this book changes. We had to read it for our English lit class and then had a GCSE exam based upon it, so at the time I absolutely detested it. But, now I’m older I’m starting to appreciate it more and am thinking of doing a re-read.

Let me know if you’ve read any of the books I’ve spoken about and what you thought of them!

And if you do take part in this tag be sure to let me know so I can check out your post.

Until next time, Em xxx

The Balkan Escape, Steve Berry – A Review. [SPOILERS]

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Hello my lovely followers! And welcome if you’re new to my blog😊

I thought I’d jump on here quickly and share a review of a short story I’ve just finished (it only took me about 20 mins to read) called The Balkan Escape.

It was one of the free kindle books they do and I was looking for something “scary”.

On the whole I’d give it 2 out of 5.

Whilst I felt the story didn’t really have a clear direction, or any direction at all really, it did have a lot of potential.

If anyone has a kindle or has read on one before you’ll know it has the little percentage bar at the bottom that tells you how much of the book you’ve read? The book ended at 70% so there could be loads of unnecessary spiel🙄 which gives you an idea!!

It had potential to be great, there was a lot of good ideas in the book, the archeological aspect, the idea that the Russian’s were mining things under a guise… but it just wasn’t long enough to factor all those things in which is why it lacked direction, it never really got going or expanded on much.

My rating is 5/10 and even that is being generous!

Have a read and then let me know what you think in the comments below.

Em xx

What would you recommend?

Hi guys!

I’m just looking through my bookshelf and I’m getting pretty close to the end of my to-read list, I mean, I literally have 6 fiction books left and 3 none fiction (but I can pick these up whenever they’re just for general learning).

Which means, I need some ideas of what to read next… A bit of background, I’m happy to scour charity shops, book stores, I have a library card and I have a kindle so PRETTY PLEASE HIT ME WITH UR SUGGESTIONS FOR BOOKS!!!

I’m thinking the few fiction books I have to read are not going to last me the year so I need some ideas and inspiration. I’m happy to give anything a read once, so hit me with your ideas.


Thanks so much! Xx