Monday, 14 January 2019

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Original Tag

I made a book tag!!

As I've mentioned before, I love musicals and want to start including them in my blog more. I have previously done book tags from other musicals (you can't currently see them.. sorry) but with some searching I could not find one for this amazing musical. If one does exist.. sorry, please let me know!

I have linked the soundtrack from YouTube HERE. (The song 'If I Met Myself Again' doesn't seem to work so you have to get that separately..)

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And You Don't Even Know It - A book you love that may surprise people

Secrets For The Mad by Dodie Clark.

This may be a surprise as it is a YouTuber book which are stereotypically very bad. But I love this book.
Yes, I am obsessed with Dodie, but this book is genuinely good!! It's fairly relatable and she uses quite poetic language.

The Wall In My Head - A book that you were put off reading because of other people's opinions

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

I have always wanted to read this book but haven't gotten around to it as I have heard a few comments from people saying that it is a long and heavy read. 
I think I could really like the story, but when it comes to reading, if a story is too dense it can lead to a reading slump which I do not want to happen.
One day I will power through and read it.

Spotlight - A book that inspired you to do something

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

All of the books in this universe include quotes in Latin, particularly this series. When reading it, I thought the language was so beautiful and even though it is no longer a usable language I began learning it and know a fair amount which I will one day continue.

The Legend Of Loco Chanelle - An over the top / dramatic character

Magnus Bane from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I know I just used a Cassandra Clare series (I'm trying to hold back), but Magnus Bane is the most dramatic character ever and we all love him for it.

If I Met Myself Again - A book you wish you could read for the first time again

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Although this book is also amazing to reread as you notice things you didn't the first time, I so wish I could read it for the first time again and didn't know the ending (no spoilers).

Work Of Art - A beautiful book (appearance)

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Just look at it.. stunning.
I love the use of colour and the plants forming the eyelashes. This whole series has amazing covers and it is really hard to choose a favourite.

Over The Top - A book with really supportive friends

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

It surprised me how hard I found it to think of a book for this question. I'm sure there are plenty but it took me a while to think.
This book however, has amazing friendship bonds throughout it. I love seeing the characters come together and support each other, no matter what.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - A book you heard everybody talking about

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I heard sooo much about this book. Yes, it was well deserved hype, but it did sort of ruin the importance of the book as I felt more pressured into reading it than actually appreciating it.

Limited Edition Prom Night Special - A book you bought especially for it's cover or release (for example: limited edition or part of a collection)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

To some people this will be no surprise. I absolutely love this book and want to collect every edition I can (I currently have 9 editions).
I like to look around charity shops to see if I can find any to add to my beautiful collection.

It Means Beautiful - A special book

The Famous Five by Enid Blyton

This series is a very big part of my childhood. The stories made me search for adventures and love being by the coast. Enid Blyton has also inspired me to try writing in the future.

Ugly In This Ugly World - An ugly book cover

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Okay, so this book doesn't exactly offend my eyes or anything but I am sort of holding a grudge against this cover.
Basically, I ordered this book with US cover and that is the edition that was described to me. Then this cover arrived. It is pathetic. There is a beautiful US edition and then I get this.. 

He's My Boy - A book you've seen grow like a child

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

This may seem like an odd question but what I mean by it is you discovered the book when it was less well known and has now become more heard off.
This happened to me with this book and I may seem really weird but the book feels like my child that I am slowly watching grow up.

My Man, Your Boy - A fictional mum you wish you had

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

I'm not saying that you have to go replace your mum..
I would love Molly Weasley as my mum (I think everyone does). Yes, she can be verging on scary when she's angry but she is so full of love.

The Prom Song - A book you'd sneak into prom to read

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

This book has so many cool outfits and magical events happening throughout that I think it would fit right into a prom.
(I so wish I'd snuck a book into my prom).

Finale - A book with an amazing finale

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

This was another question I struggled with a I am very good at starting series and not ever finishing them... whoops.
Although Allegiant broke my heart, it had a great finish that left me thinking about it for ages.

Out Of The Darkness - A book that left you feeling good

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Although this is a children's book, I still read it and finished it feeling really good and positive.

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That's it for my tag. I hope you liked it.
Anyone is welcome to do the tag, it would be nice if you would link it back here.

If you haven't listened to the musical, gooooooo!



  1. Yayy! I may not know much about musicals (as you are so painfully aware of:P) but I liked the creativity of this tag-thing you speak of (I have no idea what that means either :3 it means something slightly different from the platforms I use). I think you have an 'un'healthy addiction to The Book Thief and I am so glad I have not been part of the reason for you purchasing any of the other editions...................... ;/

    1. A tag is questions to do with a certain thing that people do and you get to see other people's answers (that was terrible answer, let's forget I do English).
      So those Book Thief's just magically appeared??

    2. Yes, they magically appeared. You saw nothinggg... shhh :P

  2. I can so relate to your "cover story". This is kind of embarrassing, but I think you'll appreciate this story. So, I purchased a copy of Kingdom of Ash, got nearly 300 pages through and then realized it had MAJOR printing issues. So, it skipped back to pages in the hundreds, then skipped forward, etc. It was completely unreadable. I tried returning it, but they didn't have the special edition I had originally ordered, so I waited a few days and even went to an entirely different city to get the edition I wanted. The only difference is that it has gorgeous artwork on the inside of the dust jacket, haha. Thank God my boyfriend agreed to drive me - that's support for lunatic ol' me.

    1. Oh no that's awful. I would have been that lunatic rushing around trying to find another too!

  3. Oh! And you'll be interested in my posts over the next bit - I've been reviewing a bunch of musicals.

  4. I totally agree with We Were Liars!! I wish I could forget what happened because that plot twist blew me away!

    1. I went into that book with fairly low expectations but it was amazing!!