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Friday, 25 March 2016

Lost in a Book

I came across this book tag while reading the lovely Aisling's blog AislingsBeautyBytes and I thought it would be fun to do. Anyone can join in, just take down the questions and pop your own answers in.


Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
  • Nowhere in particular, I read sitting at the kitchen counter, curled up on the couch or tucked up in bed. Wherever I can get a few minutes peace!
Bookmark or random piece of paper?
  • If I can find a bookmark great but usually it ends up being an appointment letter, a bill that needs to be paid or a random piece of paper.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
  • I prefer to stop at a chapter but sometimes I don't have a choice.
Do you eat or drink whilst reading?
  • I surely do, coffee in the the morning, tea in the evening and occasionally some treats.. ok nearly always for treats lol 
E-reader or real book?
  • I like both, I don't think it matters so long as you're reading. I would have all the books in the world if I had the space. I got a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and I love it, I love the convenience of being able to get the next book in a series straight away and the fact that downloading books is far cheaper is a huge plus!
Music or TV while reading?
  • Not for me, the TV might be on in the background if someone else is watching it but I wouldn't have it on myself.
One book at a time or several at once?
  • Normally I would just have one book on the go but sometimes more, I wouldn't really have two big stories going at once, something light that I can dip in and out of.
Reading at home or everywhere?
  • Everywhere and anywhere, wherever and whenever I get the chance.
Reading aloud or silently in your head?
  • Silently in my head to myself, aloud if I'm reading to the girls, obviously..
Fiction or non-fiction?
  • Fiction most of the time.
Do you read ahead or skip pages?
  • Sometimes I get frustrated with a story and will read on a bit to see if it is going anywhere then go back and read it properly again.
Break the spine or keep the book like new?
  • It's very satisfying half way through a book to hear that nice crack as the spine breaks, a well cracked book is a well read book. Just look at the cracks on my Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone, and that's not even my first copy!
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Do you write in your books?
  • No never, this is why notebooks where invented, and any excuse for more notebooks is fine by me.
Your favourite book?
  • That's like asking me to pick a favourite child, it can't be done.
Let me know if you take part in this tag so I can read your posts :)

Monday, 21 March 2016

Play It Loud! - Playlist

With all the stress from moving and no Internet to turn to, I had to think of a way to switch off the million mile a minute train of thought that was hammering through my brain.


In the past when I have needed to zone out I have always turned to music so I came up with a playlist that features a lot of my old reliables and some new ones. With my big headphones on and the music pounding out I was able to switch off a bit, or at least focus on something else for a while.

Here's the songs that featured on my list:
  • Marilyn Manson - Disposable Teens
  • The Prodigy - Destroy
  • My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay
  • Slipknot - Left Behind
  • Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
  • My Chemical Romance - Teenagers
  • Bring Me The Horizon - Blessed With A Curse
  • Muse - Plug In Baby
  • Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
  • Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
  • The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy
  • Muse - Supermassive Blackhole
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister
  • Bring Me The Horizon - Sleepwalking
  • Slipknot - Duality
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow
What songs would you have in your Play it Loud list? Do any of your old favourites feature here? Let me know in the comments below :)