So whilst on Lockdown I managed to great an amazing deal on Now TV for the Sky Cinema Pass – 2 months for £2 – I could not resist at all and it’s almost the best £2 I ever spent! There must be hundreds of movies on there waiting to be watched!
I have just finished watching Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and cannot tell you how much I want to live inside that film right now. Ryme City is awesome!! I’ve been a mahoosive Pokémon fan since the good old days of the GameBoy Colour and after watching the film I immediately had to start looking for a Pokémon Book Tag out there in the blogosphere!
Thankfully, Aentee over at the Read at Midnight blog created this brilliant tag to celebrate Pokémon Go so I decided to participate. All of the graphics have been magpied from her blog (thanks 🙂).
I would always pick the water pokemon at the start of every game. I always seemed to get along better with them than the Fire and Grass types.
Roald Dahl, being one of the best storytellers of all time, definitely kick started my love for reading. My parents would always read to me at bedtime and my Grandad would always buy me books when we went to the car boot sale. The BFG and The Witches were particular favourites!
Pride and Prejudice is such an iconic classic that I enjoy but the classic that really has a place in my heart would have to be Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I remember reading it whilst I was on holiday and surprised myself by devouring the whole thing.
Dare I say it but… ACOTAR?! The ending of Wings and Ruin obliterated me, followed by the ending of Kingdom and Ash and that little cameo (y’all know the one I mean 😉), I think I’m just ruined by it. I haven’t even read A Court of Frost and Starlight yet, let alone wait for the Nesta novel that now supposedly has a release date. I love my Maas and always will but for now, I think me and ACOTAR are taking a little time apart…
I have recently finished Clockwork Prince for the OWLs Magical Readathon and could not help but be reminded of The Mortal Instruments series all the way through it. I have been trustingly convinced that it’s worth sticking with but I think the similarities between them may prevent me from loving it as much as the hype suggests.
I remember back in 2013, I saw a TV interview on the BBC where they interviewed a debut author and raved about how her 7 book series had already had the movie rights procured even though the debut had not been released yet. That author was Samantha Shannon. I own a copy of The Bone Season but am yet to start it – or The Priory of the Orange Tree for that matter. I know that I should just get started on reading it but I just hope it isn’t 2059 before either I get round to it or the series gets completed!
Admittedly, I didn’t jump on the Robert Galbraith bandwagon until it had been ‘leaked’ online that it was really the pen name of J.K Rowling. That being said, Lethal White (one of my last 5 star reads) definitely kept me up all night long. Sleep became secondary to my need to just…keep…reading…that…book…!
Back to the world of Maas for this. Undeniably Rhysand and Feyre were more divinely matched than even Romeo and but my all-time favourite bookish OTP champions are Manon Blackbeak and Dorian Havilliard – now that is the spin-off Maas novel that I need!
Initially I struggled to find something as fire-hot and fast-paced as the beauty that is Rapidash, however a quick scroll through my ‘read’ shelf and the answer blasted into my face. The Illuminae Files were completely different to anything else I have ever read and I think AIDAN could definitely put Ponyta and Rapidash through their paces.
You know that saying as you exit the wand shop at Warner Brothers Studio…
“The stories we love best do live in us forever so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
– J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter – forever carved into my soul – will always be a series that no matter how many spin-offs, fan-fiction stories, sequels, prequels, stage plays, film scripts, illustrated versions, translations or gods damned House Editions they bring out… I will want to own every single one. Always 💙
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was a book that I can’t even remember why I bought it in the first place. That being said, when I did read it back in 2018, I was so shocked how surprisingly awesome it was and that I loved it so much. It called out to the inner geek in me and is probably one of my favourite novels of all time.
I’ve been meaning to do a re-read of all the Throne of Glass novels and novellas for a while but am waiting for that right block of headspace as I know it will consume me and my brain won’t be able to concentrate on anything else. Asides from that, two hyped up series that I am still excited to get started on are the Nevernight series and the Shades of Magic series.
Imagine having a handwritten, signed and jewelled collector’s edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard…? Whilst I don’t have hundreds of thousands of pounds to have bought the one her publisher sold
why would you?! if that was on my bookshelves I think I’d sit and stare at it all day long.
In June Kester Grant is publishing her debut novel ‘The Court of Miracles’. Billed as a ‘Les Mis meets Six of Crows’ I am ecstatically awaiting this release!
There are far too many amazing authors out there to pick just one but my top auto-buys are: Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Sarah J Maas.
Two books from the Wizarding World I really wish would get written is The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore or Hogwarts, A History. It would be so cool if these came to life in the real world. However, if they weren’t an option then I would have to choose a quietly known little series called The Magicians of Venice by Amy Kuivalainen. I read The Immortal City through NetGalley last year and loved it! It is billed as a series but so far there hasn’t been any news on a sequel – I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!
There we have it – it was so much fun to do this tag and celebrate my love for Pokemon and books together so huge thanks again to Aentee over at the Read at Midnight Blog.
Tag yourselves if you want to join in and have fun! What answers would you choose? As always, drop me a comment to chat!