Monday, 17 July 2017

Seasons of Book Blogging Tag

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And near enough two months ago, I got tagged for the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag, and I promised Elena Rotariu (Elena of the Universe- check her out, she's really underrated and amazing) that I would do this eventually- so here it is!

This tag was created by Jordyn from J. Bookish, so go check it out because without Jordyn creating it, none of the rest of us would be doing it either!

I hope you enjoy the Seasons of Book Blogging Tag!

1. Thank the creator (so she can see all of your answers!) and the person who tagged you.
2. Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there!
3. State the best gift you’ve ever been given after you answer the question for your birthday month.
4. Tag whomever you’d like when you’re finished.. or else you’ll be “it” forever.
5. Have fun, of course!

Since I was tagged in May, I'm going to start on May, and make my way through the months, through to April. Okay? Okay!

May is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise for you.
As I mentioned in my review, this book certainly surprised me how quickly I was pulled into the story, and how I got to love the characters was absolutely incredible. I can't wait to see what happens next for the sequel when it's released in September!

June is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.
I think I'm going to change it for this one, and do a complete series. I re-read this series (started it on Friday and finished it yesterday) for the seemingly millionth time, and I never get tired of this. I highly encourage everybody to read this series because it is fast-paced, gripping, and mind-blowingly good!

July is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks. (Figuratively. Please don't light books on fire.
This book is explosive to say the least. Every page was filled with action, betrayal and shock. (Shock was my reaction). And then, that last part! I loved every minute of this book, and I can understand the hype around this trilogy, because they deserve the hype, by far!

August is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

Elly Blake. Because Frostblood is one of my favourite reads so far this year.

September is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school you actually enjoyed.
(This is my birthday month, by the way)
Okay, even though this isn't technically a book, but a play (we didn't really read books, we discussed plays), I'm going to go with educating Rita, by Willy Russell. Not just because he wrote Blood Brothers (one of my all time favourite musicals), but because it discusses class, and discusses a lower class woman wanting to do more than what is expected, which is to marry a man and produce a child, but a want to be educated, to learn, which is what I loved about this play.

October is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as for Halloween. 
 I mean, who wouldn't want to go as Celaena Sardothien? Her outfit is just kick-ass, and with extensions, I would have the hair for it.

November is the month when we're reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you're grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person that recommended it!
Both my friend Simon and another person I talked to in a bookshop recommended this book, and I am so glad they did because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the concept, the world based around real life videogames that built the foundation for videogames today. It was epic and technological and I recommend this to any sci-fi fan with an interest in videogames!

December is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
I think this is the perfect winter read. It's a standalone, it's cute, sweet and short, and it has some amazing authors behind the production. And what's more, there's a book adapted film coming out this December (I'm pretty sure that's the release date). Although I didn't get along with all the characters particularly well, but this is a light, cutesy fun read that I think anyone would enjoy.

January begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year, and whether you kept it or not!
At the start of the year, I made a resolution to complete the first draft of my novel, which I have already completed! Currently working on the second draft, I hope to get my draft to the best that it can be by the end of the year (though it seems unlikely at this point) so I can approach some literary agents that I've been thinking about contacting!

February is the month of relationships. Name your favourite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!
I chose these two because... well because.
Do I need a reason?

March is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book or series that you would like to re-experience as if you had never read it.
Of course I would love to re-read Harry Potter with a blank slate! I think more than any other series or standalone, which is why I picked this series! There really is no other, at least where I'm concerned.  

April is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations.
Although I was hesitant to read this at the start, because I wasn't super interested in the story, I decided I should try it because I turned out to be right. Not much actually happens in this book, and the hype was way too big for what the book actually turned out to be like. Saying that, the story picked up at the end, but it still wasn't enough to excuse what little happened in the rest of the book.

I tag
Kato @  Stolen by Books 

So that is my Seasons of Book Blogging Tag! I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know in the comments below if you agree with any of my choices and thoughts- or even have opposing views! Let me know so we can have a discussion on the subject!

I will see you all on Wednesday, and I hope you have a wonderful time in the meantime!

-Abi xxxxx