Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me

*i just realised I have two #8s so one will count as a spare wish if it exists because I have no idea what wish I want to get rid of :’)*

Hi guys! So today is the day I’ve finally decided to take part in the Top Ten Tuesday meme. I’ve seen loads of the people I follow take part in it and it looks like fun! Also it gives me a weekly thing to post when I don’t have any reviews to post.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and Bookish.

This week’s topic is: 10 Wishes I’d Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me. YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT!

  1. For an entire room in my house for my own personal library. 

Like who doesn’t want this? A place where I’m surrounded by all my books and can just sit and read for as long as I want without anyone disturbing me.

2. To be able to enter/be part of any story I read.

How amazing would it be if you could jump straight into the book and experience everything along with the characters.

3. To be able to spend the day with my favourite authors with it being one author per day.

I would literally do anything to meet J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Thomas Hardy etc!

4. For there to be a brilliant adaption of The Mortal Instruments Series.

I honestly didn’t like the City Of Bones movie at all. It felt very rushed and just did nothing at all for the books. I think they were right in choosing Jamie Campbell Bower for the role as Jace lookwise however I feel he tried to hard to get the part right and it just went wrong. Hopefully the series is slightly better but we’ll see.

5. I’d wish for it to be acceptable to read anywhere.

The majority of the time I’m at some sort of gathering etc I just want to sit in a corner and read. Apparently that’s mostly frowned upon.

6. I’d wish for the ability to say the name of a book and it just appear in front of me.

Imagine being able to get any book you want just by saying the name? That would be fab.

7. To meet all my favourite book characters. 

Jace (TMI Series), Levi & Cath (Fangirl), Basically everyone from Harry Potter. Life would be great if I could meet them all.

8. To go to all the Harry Potter theme parks/tours etc.

I want to go to all the Harry Potter themed places but unfortunately at the moment I don’t have money and I’ve been desperate to go to all these places for ages now.

8. To get paid for reading.

Imagine being able to do your favourite thing all day every day and get paid for it? That would honestly be the best thing ever for me. I’d get to spend all day in my own wee library with my cats, eating food and to be honest, what more could you really need in life?

9. For Scotland to have their own Book Festival/BookCon.

I hardly ever see any type of book festival advertised in Scotland other than the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’m desperate for there to be a Book Con type thing here though.

10. For J.K. Rowling to release a series about the Marauders’ time at Hogwarts.


So, there we have it, my 10 wishes for the Book Genie! I had a lot of fun doing this and I look forward to doing this again next week.

What would you guys wish for? Let me know in the comments below or even take part in this meme! 

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The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

It feels so good being able to catch up on all the tags I’ve been tagged in over the past few weeks now that I’m finally off for a few days. I was tagged to do this one by Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) so thank you so much!


Before we start all the book synopsis’ will be taken from Goodreads. So, here we go!

  1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of colour. Choose a book that has reds, oranges and yellows on the cover.

3473 Synopsis: Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he’d fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s Baptist minister.

A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it.

Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter’s life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood…

I adore this book cover and this story. I watched the movie before I read the book and instantly fell in love with the characters and story. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie then I highly recommend you do!

2. Cosy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to don warm cosy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

16068905Synopsis: Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan…

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words… And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

This is another book that I absolutely loved! The relationship between Cath and Levi was just so sweet and I got fuzzy feelings when reading about them. You can check out my review here.

3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favourite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

Okay so I’m pretty sure plenty of people know what both these series’ are about so I’m not going to add a synopsis but every autumn/winter I try to read one of these series’ as they’re my favourites and I just enjoy sitting in my house with one of these books on a cold chilly night with my hot chocolate.

4. Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

22509768Synopsis: A sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night in New York. Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts. So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes. Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not-friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with. And so she agrees. What follows is an epic first date between two people who are just trying to figure out who they want to be – and where the next great band is playing.

I loved both the characters in the story and would love to trade place with either of them to spend the night looking for one of my favourite bands secret gig location and what sounds like a fun and mysterious first date!

5. Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

20810072Synopsis: Carey is keeping a terrible secret. If she tells, it could destroy her future. If she doesn’t, will she ever be free?

For almost as long as she can remember, Carey has lived in the heart of the woods with her drug-addicted mother and six-year-old sister, Jenessa.

Their mother routinely disappears for weeks at a time, leaving the girls to cope alone. Survival is Carey’s only priority – until strangers arrive and everything changes…

It makes me so sad that I don’t really see anybody talk about this novel. I thought this novel was incredible for a debut and Murdoch created such amazing characters that made you feel every emotion possible. I also reviewed this book which you can check out here. It was also just announce that this book has been optioned for film too which is exciting news so that’s another reason you should read this book!

6. Coat, Scarves and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

I don’t own any embarrassing books but I’ve chosen this collection as I guess many people would say they were childish etc but this collection was a childhood favourite of mine.

7. Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favourite fall time comfort food/foods?

One of my favourite things about autumn/fall is that near enough every week a pot of homemade soup is made which makes me extremely happy as there is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to a nice hot bowl of soup.


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Fangirl Review

Fangirl Review

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis: Goodreads

Buy Book: Book Depository

Review: Okay so first off I absolutely LOVED this book! Not enough to give it a 5/5 rating but I loved it all the same! The characters were great, the storyline was fab and I could relate to Cath in a number of ways which for me, made it an even more enjoyable read. As sisters and twins Cath and Wren always had such a strong bond. Until they went to college. I really disliked how Wren just dropped Cath, as if that bond never existed. I get that as they get older they had to start discovering new things and new people but that doesn’t mean cutting off your sister all the time. For this reason and a few more, Wren was my least favourite character.

Now we move on to Levi. Levi was sweet, charming and genuine and he was the first person Cath was introduced to when she arrived at college. He was always there for her when she needed someone and she knew she could always rely on him. It was obvious from the start that he had feelings for Cath and I’m glad the story went the way it did.

Nick was a character I didn’t really see the point of. Yeah, I get that he was a writing partner for Cath and someone she could talk to in fiction-writing but apart from that he was just there. It angered me as well when he wanted to use the story both he AND Cath had written together for a class project and I didn’t find it very fair that he tried to take most of the credit for it.

Cath. There’s so much I can say about this character. I absolutely ADORED her! I could relate to her in so many ways and it made me love her and the book even more. She liked her own company, spending hours in front of her laptop writing fan-fiction about Simon and Baz from her favourite book the ‘Simon Snow Series.’ This is Rowell’s fictional version of our Harry Potter series. The more I read about ‘Simon Snow’  the more I wished it was real. Cath had a deep love for this series and you could see how passionate she was about it through Rowell’s writing. It was made clear through the book that Cath had anxiety, a lot of the time it got extremely well but thanks to her having a good support around her she managed to fight against it and got better at doing things such as socialising and meeting more new people. I think Cath is probably one of my favourite characters ever as I seen a lot of myself in her and it helped me in the same way it helped Cath throughout the story.

There was little I disliked about this book but one thing that annoyed me was for a brief moment we were introduced to a character who read Cath’s fan-fiction online and loved it but as soon as she appeared she disappeared straight away and we never seen her make another appearance in the book which disappointed me as I wanted to see a friendship appear between this girl and Cath. Another thing was the ending. I don’t really know how to explain it but it just ended. I had expected more from the ending but it just didn’t satisfy me so I’m hoping for more about Cath, Levi and their friends.

Although this novel is called ‘Fangirl’ it doesn’t focus on the fandom and fangirling and has many different themes with love, friendship and family being the main ones. Rainbow Rowell did an excellent job of creating such loveable characters and a fantastic and funny coming-of age story. If you’re looking for a story with a bit of romance and humour then I highly recommend this book. You will not regret reading this book, I promise.