Tag Thursday: The Childhood Book Tag

I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I hit 25 the art of reminiscing and looking back on the past became a huge deal. I’ve started reading some of the books that I loved during my childhood again, and seeking out some others. So, with that in mind, this tag I borrowed fromĀ The Quirky Book NerdĀ is right up my street.

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Tag Thursday: The Beauty and the Beast Tag

If there’s one thing I love more than books, it’s Disney movies. Of all the Disney movies, my favourite has always been Beauty and the Beast. I have never connected with a character more than I did with Belle. I do admit to preferring the animation from 1991 a lot more than the 2017 live action, because you can’t beat a classic. There are some parts of the live action I do like (Evermore is a work of genius) but overall, it’s the animation that wins for me.

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Books with Yellow Covers

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Even though purple is in the name of this blog, my favourite colour is actually yellow. Yellow is the colour of happiness, and I am drawn to it every time. I’m sorry I made you live a lie for so long. (In my defence, I couldn’t think of an adjective that started with Y when I was making this blog that wasn’t “young”. I didn’t think that would work.)

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Six for Sunday: Questions I Want to ask Authors

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from Eenalol.

I’ve got a lot of respect for authors. They create worlds we lose ourselves in, and can dream up characters that some of us take into our hearts faster and fonder than we do our own friends and family. I’ve even tried my hand at writing a book myself. It’s with this that I come to the feet of the authors of the world with just a few questions.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Words That Appear in Titles All the Time

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday which is run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

This isn’t going to be exactly 10 things. But we’re here now.

If you’re an avid reader, you will notice that often the same books seem to appear time and time again. You’re not losing your mind, though, it’s just there are so many books out there now with roughly the same title. If you took a drink for every time “The Girl . . .” is in the title of a book, you’d have to be admitted for a stomach pump. I’m going to make a very much not exhaustive list of some of these. If you can think of any, do add them in the comments.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stegg Larsson
  • The Girl who Came Home – Hazel Gaynor
  • The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R. Carey
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  • The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson
  • The Girl who Fell from the Sky – Heidi W. Durrow
  • The Girl You Left Behind – JoJo Moyes
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen