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The book blogger insider tag

I haven’t done a bookish tag post in soooo long. I used to do a fair few of them in the early years of my blog, when I blogged predominantly about books but as of late, not many tags have come my way. So thank you to Kris from Boston Book Reader for tagging me in this one! It looks like fun and hopefully you’ll learn a bit more about my bookish loves, hates and habits!

Top 3 book pet peeves

My top pet peeve when it comes to books are book snobs. No, you are not any better than me because you read a certain genre or read 100 books a week compared to my 1. Another peeve would be when bookshops (such as WHSmiths) plonk whopping great big stickers on the covers which are impossible to get off without leaving loads of sticky crap. Third and final bookish pet peeve would have to be chapters which are too long. I just don’t do well with super long chapters and it tends to take me twice as long to finish a book if they are!

Your perfect reading spot

Either in the bath – I get soooo much reading done when I’m in the bath – or my ultimate favourite is sitting on our swinging chair in the garden in the summer with a cold drink and no distractions.

3 bookish confessions

I haven’t read all of the Harry Potter books (Deathly Hallows is the only one left), I turn the corner of pages over which have great quotes on and don’t feel guilty about it and I get through books twice as fast if I’m reading them on my Kindle!

Last time you cried whilst reading a book

I can literally tell you the exact date, which was Saturday 17th March, whilst I was away on the Severn Valley Railway for the weekend. I cried whilst reading How To Be Happy by Eva Woods.

Number of books on my bedside table

I have one hardback on there at the time of writing (Looking for Alaska by John Green) and I also have my Kindle on there so technically…. I have hundreds of books on my bedside table 😉

Favourite reading snack

Oooh it’s gotta be a nice cup of tea and some cake or chocolate!

3 books you’d recommend to anyone

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (my all-time fave), The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson-Walker and Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

A picture of your favourite bookshelf

I really like my entire bookshelf but the second from top shelf has to be my favourite because it’s the one with most of my favourites on!

How much books mean to you in 3 words

Books are life.

Biggest reading secret

Hmmmm… I don’t tend to have reading “secrets”, there’s nothing to hide when it comes to reading. I mean, it’s not a secret but I really can’t stand romance novels!

I’m not going to tag anyone specific but if you’re a book blogger or book lover and would like to do this post and answer these questions then please feel free. Tag me in your post so I can read your answers!


Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.


  1. […] from Jenny in Neverland posted this tag a while ago now (here is her post) and left it open for any other book bloggers to have a go, so here I am! Thanks […]

  2. The stickers that are bloody impossible to get off are so, so annoying. Honestly, they drive me nuts. I want to see the whole book cover, not half of it with a massive sticker!

    Amy |

    1. Right! 🤬🤬🤬

  3. kattieh says:

    I hate it when bookshops put those huge stickers on books. And even price stickers can be so hard to get off, which is super annoying when you buy the book as a gift for someone (and are left with an awful sticky patch on the book!).

    1. Right! The sticky bit is sooo annoying!

  4. alohalola says:

    I love a good cuppa and a biscuit while reading a book! Some of my fave books has cake crumbs stuck on the pages… ops! x x x

    1. Haha whoops! A sign of a good book 😉

  5. Aww I love this!

    I’d love for you to check out my blog — I’ve been writing for a few months but just started promoting.

    Keep up the good work!!

  6. UpWithABook says:

    With you on the long chapters. I can’t put a book down unless I’m at a new chapter. So when I opened up my latest book and saw a chapter of 147 pages … I’ve read books that have been less than that.

    1. OH MY GOD that’s literally a worst nightmare for me!!!

  7. Anonymous_journal14 says:

    Loved Looking For Alaska😊😊

    1. Yay! Amazing book 🙂 xx

  8. […] 25, 2018 3 Minutes I saw this on ThriceRead (I told you I get most of my tags from them) and Jenny in Neverland did a similar kind of tag, but not quite the […]

  9. The Book Thief is my all-time fav too!! I apparently love ugly crying..

    1. Haha me too! 😉 xxx

  10. I wish I could really get into reading xx

    1. You should try some different genres and easy reads

  11. […] bookish tag is always fun, and when I saw this one over on Jenny In Neverland, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the open call. I hope you enjoy reading my answers and learning […]

  12. Ugh I hate those book stickers too! What’s the need, you’re ruining the cover haha! Reading in the garden sounds dreamy, I can’t wait to have a proper garden so that I can do this! xo
    Sian |

    1. Right! They ruin so many amazing covers xxx

  13. I’m soooo happy you got a chance to do this tag, it’s so fun! oh book snobs…. yuck!!!

    1. Haha yuck indeed!

  14. My biggest peeve is when you can’t get the original book cover anymore only the film one 🙁

    1. Oh yeah! I like alternative film covers but I don’t like it when they replace the originals xxx

  15. Such good answers to this. I am seriously jealous of the idea of curling up on a swing chair to read though – sounds so dreamy! I also love the Book Thief, it’s my favourite book too! Also totally agree with you about book snobs, the absolute worst people!
    Beth x

    1. The WORST people! Hate them 😂

  16. What a fun post to read, loved the bit about the book snobs, hahaha! How amazing does your book shelf look, any book lovers dream. Great post as always 🙂

    Kate |

    1. Thank you! I literally never stop rearranging my bookcase 😂 xxx

  17. I love the books Wild by Cheryl Strayed because it inspires the traveler spirit in me. And The Book Theif is a whole new level of falling in love with the characters of a book. I’m soo glad to see that u recommend those two books.

    1. They’re both excellent 🙂

  18. This was such a fun post to read Jenny 💖 I’ve also read Wild by Cheryl Strayed and loved it! It’s one of my faves. Have you seen the film? I really enjoyed that too. Reading in the garden on a swinging chair with no distractions sounds dreamy to me. I’m about to get started on the How To Be Happy book soon 😍 Great post girl xx

    Bexa |

    1. I absolutely adore the film of Wild as well! Reese did such an amazing job; it’s so emotional! And let me know how you get on with How To Be Happy! xxx

  19. Loved reading this! Your bookshelf looks so pretty, when I move out I hope mine looks as good as yours does! Big stickers are super annoying and I also read quicker on my Kindle! I find it so much easier to read on there, I stopped buying actual books for so long and just used to get them on Kindle but I’ve got the book bug again at the minute and can’t stop buying!

    Jess //

    1. Awh thank you! I’m not buying books anymore, I’m using the library much more but Kindle’s are SO handy and books are so damn cheap on them xxx

  20. Jheelam says:

    Your book-shelf looks so pretty. And regarding “book snobs” pet peeve, I, too, hate non-fiction lovers who condescend towards those love reading fictions.

    1. It’s so annoying isn’t it! Just let us like what we like! xxx

  21. Lisa's Notebook says:

    I haven’t seen this tag before but what an interesting way to get to know a little more about you and your book faves. I know you love The Book Thief, thrillers and Formula One (!) but I was glad to see The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime on your shelf – I loved both of those too. Also, what a gorgeous pic of you and your boyfriend, so cute! x

    Lisa |

    1. I haven’t read Goats and Sheep yet! Heard it’s very good 🙂 xxx

  22. ofbeautyand says:

    I hate big stickers on books too – so annoying x

    1. Really is!

  23. I am going to give this a good x

    1. Have fun!

  24. Imogen says:

    What a beautiful shelf! I love a mix of books and personal bits and bobs.
    I’m also a bath-reader. If I’m reading a hardback, I’ll start a smaller book just to read in the bath :’)
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

    1. I love having a mix of stuff on my shelf 🙂 I love making it SO personal xxx

  25. I’m definitely going to take your blog recommendations into consideration. Not that you haven’t damanged my bank balance enough already haha! xxx

    1. Hehe you can never have too many books! xxx

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