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Finally doing the Liebster Award #4

Hello, welcome to my blog!

I was nominated for a couple of awards and tags and I am a fair few month behind on sharing them. It’s been a crazy few months and trying to find time to answer these questions has been near impossible.

I have the week off from uni this week though so now’s the perfect time to do the Liebster Award by Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox


The Liebster Award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers that you think deserve the award
  • Ask 11 innovative questions to the ones you have nominated
  • Remember to notify your nominees once you have uploaded your acknowledgement post

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❄A Winter Themed Book Tag ❄

Hi 👋

I have a sore throat, snotty nose and an itchy cough. It was also so cold that I was physically in pain while walking home from Uni yesterday which can only mean one thing: it’s winter.

To celebrate … or commiserate (definitely to commiserate, I don’t enjoy any of the things I’ve mentioned above) so I thought we’d do a tag. I literally googled “winter book tag” and was rewarded with The Winter Themed Book Tag so that’s what we’re doing today. 


Falling Snow: The colours of winter are muted. Choose a book that has whites, light blues, and greys on the cover.

*immediately goes searching through goodreads because I don’t have any physical books with me anymore*

Ok it’s not got much white on it, but I get big winter vibes from Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw. Also it’s literally got the word “winter” in the title which I think evens out the lack of white in the cover.


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End of the Year Book Tag 2021

Howdy.

I’m just a girl, sitting here braless in her friends oversized hoodie, watching CSI and making my way through the last of my Irn Bru and mini chocolate flapjacks, trying not to have an existential crisis over the fact we’re at “the end of the year”. 😬

I realised last night that one of my first assignments is due in on November 3rd and had a mini freak out that because wtf! I don’t even know what I’m doing yet!!!

If I have to face the fact that we’re close to the end of 2021, then at least I can confront it with books, by doing the “End of the Year Book Tag”. I’ve done this tag for the last two years and it’s a good way to check in, see what I’ve accomplished and also what’s left to cross off the list.

2019 // 2020


Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

I was about to say “to the best of my knowledge I haven’t started any books this year and not finished them. If I have, then I haven’t brought them to Uni with me” … and then I remembered I started reading Payback by Kristen Simmons, the third book in the Vale Hall series, but got distracted by something else. The likelihood of me finishing this book this year is slim.


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Drunk Book Tag 🍻

Hellooo, welcome back to my blog.

I’m hungover. Again. This may or may not be my second day in a row … and second weekend. 😬😂 Yesterday’s hangover was caused by Vodka Fanta Lemon and today’s because of one too many shots.

I really regret that last shot. I don’t even know what it was. I was literally about to leave and was saying my quick goodbyes because I’m not going to see anybody until Christmas and I got roped in. I think it was Jack Daniels mixed with something. I was pretty numb to it by that point. Drink responsibly kids!!

Anyways, inspired by the nausea and dry mouth I’ve felt these last two days, I thought I’d do the Drunk Book Tag!!


1. Wine Coolers: You’re 16 and you finally managed to sneak one of your mom’s Smirnoff Ices. What is one of your most guilty pleasure reads?

I went into The Deal expecting to hate it. I like reading bad books sometimes, now’s not the time to get into this odd habit of mine. Instead I binged the entire four books series in less then a week and am really fighting the urge to re-read one or two even now, just a couple of months later.


2. Beer: You’ve made it to college and are hosting your first kegger! Pick your favourite new adult or college aged book.

I want more books like I See London, I See France by Sara Mlynowski. It was so refreshing to read a fun and light-hearted read that was more mature.

We see these characters travelling through Europe in such a realistic way as they make the most of the legal drinking age being 18 as well as all the benefits Amsterdam has to offer and follow through on holiday romances.

This is a great example of a book with older characters doing age appropriate things like drinking and having sex, without the plot having to be dark and gritty or anything like that.


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✨3 Years of Blogging✨- Meet the Blogger Tag!

Howdy 😊

It was my 3 year blogging anniversary the other day!! I have loved every minute of having this blog, being able to rant into the void that is the internet and interact with people who have the same obsession as me🖤🖤🖤

To celebrate I thought I’d do the Meet the Blogger Tag which I was kindly tagged in by Books by Maeve. I’ve tried and failed to write this a few times recently but I’ve had 0 motivation to do anything recently which has been fun (not).


  • Nominated bloggers can nominate ten other bloggers.
  • Use the same questions from the tag.
  • Tag the original creator (Bibliomavens) and the blogger who tagged you

Who is your all-time favourite book character?

I could try and sit here and think really hard over who exactly is my favourite book character but that would be a waste of my time and yours. I am ride or die for Nico di Angelo.

Always have been, always will be.


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ARC Review: If This Get’s Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*

Publication Date: December 7th 2021


Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.

On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?


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Mid Year Book Freak Out 2021!!

Hi, hello and welcome to my blog :))

We’ve made it six months into the year with a loss less drama and action then last year!! Yay 👏👏👏 The fact that we’ve set the bar so low that “not as bad as 2020” is as good as it gets is quite sad 😂

My reading goal for the year was 40 books and I’m thrilled to say I not only reached that goal but surpassed it because as of right now I have read 51 books!!

The only real goals I set myself for the year were in regards to starting, continuing and finishing certain series. So far I’ve only made progress with starting series which kind of defeats the purpose of the goal but oh well.

I’ve re-read a lot more books then I was planning to this year (Heroes of Olympus, Night Owls and Shadow & Bone for starters). I also spontaneously binged a few series (Off Campus and The Vampire Academy) so part of me feels like I don’t have many exciting books to talk about but we’ll see how this goes.

2019 // 2020



Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2021

I held off doing this tag purely for this question. For the most part I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read this year but there’s not really been any standouts. That was until: If This Get’s Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich.

I have a full review coming soon but to summarise: this book follows two members of a world famous boy-band who fall in love.

This book made me so freakin’ happy and I genuinely couldn’t put it down!!


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The Mystery Blogger Award #3

Hello and hi.

I’ve forgotten how to do intros. That happens sometimes. I sit down to write and my mind goes ✨blank✨ so that’s fun. Let’s pretend I was capable and qualified and just get straight down to business.

Recently I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Tag not once, but twice by both Virginia @ The Sassy Library Fox and also, Jan @ The Doodle Crafter. Thank you both so much 🖤🖤

This award was originally created by Okoto @ Okoto Enigma’s Blog.


Three Facts About Me:

  • I used to write fanfiction on Wattpad when I was 12/13. I actually checked on my account the other day, and people are still commenting (and correcting my terrible spelling and grammar 😭). One of my fics has 111K views lol
  • I dyed my hair mermaid red for about a year and loved it but the upkeep was too much.
  • When I was a kid I wanted to be a tiger/lion. Like that was my answer to “hey Elli, what do you want to be when you grow up”. I have photographic proof.
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Virginia’s Questions

🏵If you could only take three things to a deserted island, what would you take with you?🏵

  • My cat. I feel like he’d be ok with the isolation but I’d need someone to talk to.
  • The entire Throne of Glass series. No way am I surviving on a deserted island but I’ve always said I will finish this series before I die so I’ll read them on the island, and then use the books to keep my fire alight.
  • A knife? I feel like that’s logical.

🏵What is your favourite flower?🏵

🌼🌻🌼🌻🌼

Sunflowers and daisies.


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I got my drivers licence yesterday so … Sour Album – Olivia Rodrigo Book Tag!!

Howdy and hello🤠😊

One of my goals for this year was to get my drivers licence and I DID IT!! I can now drive a car. This is exciting but also terrifying. For one thing, how the hell am I old enough to drive? and for another who in their right mind let me be in charge of a vehicle!?!?

So I started the whole drivers licence process last summer, around late June/early August, I did my theory test in September and by the grace of God and I passed first time. Then came the tricky bit … the actual driving. I think it’s safe to say I was not a natural driver. Vin Diesel would not be proud of me.

I failed my first driving test. The worst thing about this is that I was in the car for about 2 minutes before failing. I spent longer sorting my seat and mirrors then I did driving 😂😭

Anyways, before failing this first test, Drivers Licence by Olivia Rodrigo had just dropped and I was planning on belting that song from the rooftops after passing. This didn’t happen but now that I passed yesterday it’s the perfect time to not only scream this song at the top of my lungs, but also to do the Sour Album book tag!

This tag tas created by Ashmita @ the Fictional Journal and I found the tag on Lauren @ Narrative Paradise’s blog so make sure you check out their posts too!

(I’ve been obsessed with this album since it’s release and this seems like the perfect segway into doing the tag lol)



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Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Tag!

Howdy-doodle people 😊🤠

Today I come to you with a headache but also a book tag that I have been meaning to do for months now. I was tagged by the amazing Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews to do the Books I Want to Read but Don’t Want to Read tag … all the way back in January.

Time is a social construct. How the hell is it almost July?? Anyways, thank you so much for tagging me Meghan, sorry it took me so long.

Before that though, I just want to say a massive thank you for 400 followers 🖤🖤🖤


The Rules:

  • Link back to the original tag (this post, and Jami!)
  • Complete the questions with books you want to have read but don’t want to read
  • Tag some people at the end to do the tag next

A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it.

I have two answers for this question. One is a book that I say every single time for a question like this, another is a more recent release. We’ll start with the recent release just to ✨spice✨ things up a lil.

I have seen nothing but high praise and love for The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J Klune and, especially because I loved Klune’s YA novel, I need to get my hands on it and see what it’s all about. I have a vague idea of the synopsis: magical orphans or something like that.

The only reason I haven’t read this book yet is because I can’t find an affordable copy. Every format of this book is out of my price-range 😂 One day I’ll read it though.

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