Thursday, April 13, 2017



  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions they wrote for you.
  3. Nominate 11 people.
  4. Give them your set of 11 questions to answer.
Thank you to Belle from @mybookcastle for nominating me. I'm pretty exciting to be doing something I haven't really done on my blog yet. 

Belle's Questions

Any tropes that you love but others may find it cliché or annoying?
Definitely friends to lovers. I really love it. I don't know that that many people find it annoying but it definitely is the first to come to mind.

What is your current read and how much are you liking it?
I just started A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E Schwab. I'm only about 30 pages in so far but I'm actually really enjoying it already and I can tell I'll really like it. 

Name a fictional character that you relate to the most.
Hmm, I think we can all relate just a little bit to Cath from Fangirl. She's a bit dorky and a bit awkward. I'm a bit dorky and pretty awkward. She likes fictional worlds maybe a tad more than she should. I think she's fairly relatable. 

What is one essential when you’re reading?
I don't really have one but I usually like to be alone when I read. I don't really like reading with other people in the room. I struggle to lose myself otherwise. It's also preferable that I'm comfortable while I read, I usually like to wear my pyjamas.

Up till now, what is your most favourite book of 2017 and why?
I just finished Noteworthy and I am so in love. I read an e-arc of it and I'm already considering pre-ordering myself a copy. I'm in love with it. I can't really remember what else I've read this year but this is the freshest in my mind that I remember absolutely loving. It was just a really good book and everything I wanted. 

Which underrated book/series do you think more people should read?
This is a tough one. A lot of the books I really love are already very hyped. One I can think of that I think is probably a bit underrated is The Bees by Laline Paull. I thought it was a really intriguing read and I quite enjoyed it. It's a bit different and I struggled with it because it's just a tad more sophisticated than what I usually read but once I'd gotten into it, I found that I really liked it. 

What is one thing you wish to see more in books?
More diversity. Just in general, more of everything. I'd like to see more sexualities  and genders and disabilities and races. I think it's really important that everyone gets to read characters that reflect themselves. I also think it's important that people get to read all sorts of different characters.

What is a popular book/series that you’re dying to read?
I'm dying to read Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe. I've heard so many gorgeous things and as a contemporary nut, I'm ashamed of myself for having not read it. I'm definitely hoping to read it sometime in the immediate future.  

Do you have a fictional soul mate?
I've never really thought about it. I don't really think I do, there are so many characters I love but none that really come to mind. 

Book buying online or go to a bookstore?
Where I like there's only one proper bookstore and it's pretty expensive compared to places online also it has nowhere near the amount of selection. I already have about 70% of the young adult books they have and it really isn't that big of a young adult section either. In Australia we don't really have that many hardcovers either so that's a pretty big factor. I've gotten a pretty big chunk of my books online mostly because it's cheaper. 

If you could live in any country, where would you live?
I'd love to like in England. I'd die to go to Liverpool and Abbey Road. I'd also love to see Buckingham Palace. I think it would be a pretty interesting place to live and there are a lot of really awesome concert bands in England. 

I'm only going to nominate a few people because I really do not have 11 people to nominate.

Emily @Paperback Princess
Uma @Books.Bags.Burgers
Amy @A Magical World Of Words
Charlotte @Bookmarks and Blogging
My Questions
1. What 2017 release are you looking forward to most?
2. Where is your favourite place to read?
3. What is your favourite genre to read?
4. What is the most recent book you DNF-ed? And why?
5. If you could bring one character to life, which would it be?
6. Library or bookstores?
7. What is your favourite thing to snack on while you read?
8. Is there a book/series that everyone else loved but you didn't?
9. If you could live in any bookish world, which would it be?
10. Which characters would be in your bookish squad?
11. What is your next read?

I look forward to seeing your answers!


  1. I've done this tag a while ago, but thank you for tagging me, Brooklyn! I have to say hay I don't think many tropes annoy me. Besides the brooding, bad-boy lead, I don't really have a problem with most tropes. And you HAVE to read Ari and Dante!! You will cry.

    1. Ahh, whoops. I knew I should've checked. No, I really aren't bothered by a lot of tropes either. I can't wait to read Ari and Dante!

  2. What a fun post!

    Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe is lovely! I highly recommend listening to the audio book while you read! Lin Manuel Miranda narrates it and it is such a treat!

    1. Ooooh, sounds great! I'll definitely keep that in mind

  3. I've not yet read A Darker Shade of Magic but so excited for it!! <3 And I ordered Ari and Dante from Amazon just a couple days ago! Will be getting it today :) And yes to cheap books online! But I love going to bookstores and buying book! We have some really cute ones nearby :) great tag Brooklyn <3

    1. Thanks! A Darker Shade of Magic is so gorgeous, I'm trying to savour it but it's hard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

  4. Love your answers, Brooklyn! And I totally feel the same about friends-to-lovers - I think it's beautiful and awesome, and I love reading those kinds of romances :)

    Thanks so much for tagging me! Not sure when I'll have my post up, but I'll definitely do it :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Yes! It makes me so happy. I look forward to your response!

  5. I love friends to lovers trope too, even though it's quite common in contemporary, I still enjoy them. I need to start ADSOM soon, just need ACOL and I'm set for the ride. Love your response! (:

    1. It's so wonderful. I'm excited for you to start ADSOM. It's brilliant.