The Reader Confession Tag

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I got tagged by Holly @ The Nut-Free Nerd. This is such a fun tag, you’re all tagged too.

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Sunshine Blogger Award Tag

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Thank you to Lili @ Utopia State of Mind for the nomination, you can read her post with her great answers here.

The Rules.award31

Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.

Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Here are the questions I was asked 🙂

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TOP 10 TUESDAY: All About Audio

“All About Audio freebie —  aka top ten audiobooks you should listen to, 10 books I want to listen to on audio,10 bands you should check out, 10 podcasts you should be listening to, 10 of my all time favorite albums, 10 songs I love, really whatever you can come up with.” From The Broke and the Bookish.

I’m lucky that I get through quite a lot of audiobooks while I’m at work. For this weeks topic I’ve chosen my favourite audiobooks and their narrators. These aren’t necessarily my favourite books (although that might play a part), but the ones which I think have the best narration.

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The Birthstone Booktag


Original Meme by Jay G on YouTube, here.



1. January (GARNET): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

There’s actually a few super-dark/ evil characters in this, all in their own different ways.

2. February (AMETHYST):Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities… You can base this off of characters or choose the King of all books

I’m currently reading this one, it features a lot of royal characters, intrigues and politics.



3. March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower

As much as I loved her, Alice is a little ‘wishy washy’ an scatter brained.


 4. April (DIAMOND): A diamond in the rough – Name a book that you loved but is not well known

A touching romance and exciting fantasy quest but which somehow has less than 700 ratings on Goodreads.



5. May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well

Batman and Robin always balance each other, but I especially like this version (Dick and Damien). It’s fun to have a grumpy/ anti-social Robin and a chipper, wise-cracking Batman.



6. June (PEARL):
Associated with loyalty – Name a character who is loyal to the end

Artemis’ bodyguard, Butler, is devoted to him and constantly puts his own life at risk to protect him. He’s also my favourite character 🙂


7. July (RUBY):

Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry

From Lena Dunham quotes/ bits and pieces I’ve seen online I really wanted to like this but I hated it and gave it just 1 star.



8. August (PERIDOT):

Pale green (it pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character

I found Piper and Leo more interesting and developed than Jason.




9. September (SAPPHIRE):
Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming affect on you

Don’t ask me why, but I find murder-mystery detective type books quiet soothing.


1255828510. October (OPAL): Iridescent
Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (Shiny? Lots of color?) or you can base it off of a character (Quirky? Colorful?)

This cover totally convinced me to buy the book. There’s a lot of Alice reimagings out there, but the covers on this series definitely set them apart.


11. November (TOPAZ):

Associated with resilience – Name a books with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity

Wade has a rough time in the ‘real’ world but he proves himself in Utopia and on his quest to win Halliday’s prize.



12. December (BLUE ZIRCON):

Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be a part of

C’mon. Who doesn’t want to be a part of the golden trio? Or the DA. Or the Hogwarts students in general?