Top 10 Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday – Books that have been on my TBR before I started blogging.

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

All you need to do is click on the link which is above – follow the weekly criteria and then link your weekly post back to the broke and the bookish…Easy!


I am fully aware that it is Wednesday but I really wanted to do this post and I was so busy yesterday what with taking the Rabbit to the vets, being mum’s taxi and all those shenanigans that I had no time. So here it is now better late than never.

This weeks topic is books that I added to my TBR(To Be Read)pile before I started blogging. Now I have only been blogging a year so there might be some recent ones. These books will not have been read as I haven’t had the time,I have others that need reading or I have totally forgot about them lol.

Please click the  covers to be directed to the Goodreads page for the book.

The Undomestic Goddess

This has been on my TBR since 2010!!!! I have read a lot of Sophie Kinsella books…not all of them and I know I like her writing but I just haven’t picked this up yet.

White Teeth

I have never read anything by Zadie Smith before but this is on the 1001 books to read before you die. I have even seen it in the charity shops and library but never picked it up. If anyone has read this let me know what it’s like.

The Green Mile

Get this, I have never read a Stephen King Novel! The Green Mile is one of my favorite films and John Coffey makes me cry at the end. I really should pick this book up….you are probably gonna hear me say that a lot.

Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

I want to read this but then I don’t! The reason being is I know that I will cry. One thing that will definitely make me cry is animals. I cried at this really crappy film called ‘fluke’ Where this kids dad dies and gets reincarnated into a dog….OHMYGOSH! I was an emotional wreck.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

I have even got this on my bookshelf so why the bloody hell haven’t I read it. This one explores mental health. What I was most interested about was that the Author had a couple of stints in hospital/institution himself but sadly he committed suicide in December 2013.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

To be honest with you I can’t even remember what this one is about but I have heard good things about it and it’s got high ratings on Goodreads.

House of Leaves

Another one that I added due to the 1001 books to read before you die….to be honest I am not really doing well with that goal..I have read 5 hahahahaha. I have heard about this recently though and again it’s got high ratings.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesThis is a non-fiction exploring people with neurological issues and I am super interested in things like this.

Prozac Nation

This is a book of short stories about young adults with Mental health problems and deals with suicide and drug abuse… something else that interests me. I think maybe I should have become a psychologist.

Revolting Rhymes

I had to put a children’s book in. And not any old book! Roald Dahl poetry!.I read this as a kid but can’t really remember them and also I want to read them with my daughter.


Let me know if you have read any of these and which one I should knock off my TBR first.

Thanks for reading

Louise x


1st Year Blogiversary


Wow Guys! One whole year of blogging! Where does the time go? I want to just say thank you to each and everyone of you for taking the time to read my blog/ramblings/reviews it means a lot to me.

One year ago today I had the urge to write my feelings down but also converse (fangirl) with other people who loved reading as much as me. I will admit before I started blogging I read some terrible books, but thanks to you guys and my insane obsession with booktube I am slowly playing catch-up with the books that I should have read.I have accumulated so many books now that I am overwhelmed, I am trying to read recent releases too, but you know what? I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I am not consistent with my posts I know but I don’t want blogging to become a chore so I am quite relaxed and will post willy nilly. I love that you guys include me in tags and awards….it makes me feel a proper reader.

Also since blogging, I have had authors email me asking for me to review their books and I have won giveaways, I never thought this would happen at all. I mean I am not the best reviewer by far…I don’t go too deep (probably cuz I am not clever enough) but I will put my words on paper (Screen)which are easy to read and don’t use big words…my vocabulary just isn’t that extensive. But I hope with my common use of language that you guys enjoy what I write.

If you have got this far congratulations! I wasn’t supposed to write this much. My plans for next year is to re-vamp my blog – does anyone have tips?I want myself some cool ass headers and my name in swirly letters.

Also, I want to become better at reviewing (I know this might be condescending)so if you guys have any tips or websites/rules that you use. Please let me know.

Thanks for reading my posts, communicating and in general being lovely people.



This or That Book Tag

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This or That Book Tag was originally created by Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks where questions are focuses on your reading preferences. This tag is right up my street which I am going to enjoy answering and hopefully you the reader too.

Thanks to Jasmine@howusefulitis for tagging me, I love doing tags and also awards are pretty good too.If you haven’t done so already check out her blog it’s got awesome book reviews and more tags

Continue reading “This or That Book Tag”


Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

Thanks to Sammie@booksandbiros I have been tagged to complete this… well…. TAG!.You should check out her blog if you haven’t done so already (it’s pretty awesome).

Now I am not a massive fan of zombies,I haven’t watch walking dead! But I have watched shawn of the dead and 28 days later! So I know a bit about them and I probably would die if an apocalypse happens, so I need to pick some decent characters to hopefully save my ass.


The Zombie Apocaylyse Book Tag was created by Nathan Hale and you can view the original video here.

The Rules:

  • Choose 5 books!
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them!
  • Cry at how screwed you are…

Ok so I picked 5 books off my bookshelf that I have already read, I didn’t have a massive selection to choose from as I have loads of unread books and I read a lot of library books or E-books. So here they are:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)FangirlHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Whisper to MeSiege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

The Team:


SGT TORRENCE – This is ok, I didn’t like the guy in the book, he made bad decisions…so I don’t think I would have wanted him on my team anyway.

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Well I don’t know how I am supposed to trip a computer/AI….I suppose I could shut him down….But I don’t want to because he is clever.

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Cath – I wouldn’t expect this from Cath,she is a good girl but you never know how people change when they are faced with a life or death situation

animals penguin falls slips stumbles


Nick – he isn’t a major character, but he is a douche so he deserves team idiot.

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Neville Longbottom – ha ha ha ha this would be good if we could use Herbology to defeat the zombies.

harry potter harry hp potter hermione granger


Ron – I think I am pretty much screwed, especially if he has his broken wand. I think he would go pale and feel sick at every injury



PARIS – I don’t think giving a schizophrenic charge of weapons is a great Idea – though Paris is very knowledgeable so she can tell me how to use the guns and axes and anything else I can get my hands on.

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CASSIE – With the evil voice inside her head she would be a proper little fighter, but the real cassie is sweet and innocent – so hopefully we get psycho cassie for the apocalypse.

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Tamar – She is the protector of the sun summoner and pretty bad-ass – so if she turns into a zombie then I am officially dead

blackgirlmagic black girl magic regina hall screwed you're screwed



Sturmhold – This is the best by far, he is a pirate we can sail away and he is pretty awesome.

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So there it is…. I’m dead!My Zombie Apocalypse team is a non-starter really. Let’s just hope it never happens.










If you have already done the tag, then I’m sorry! If you don’t want to participate then ignore! But I would love to see your team as mine was dire!

Thanks for reading

Louise x