Thanks to the ever fab Orangutan Librarian for nominating me to take part in this highly appropriate tag and props to Sam at RiverMooseReads for creating such a cute one! Head over and check out their blogs when you have a chance; they’re both brilliant.
As you can probably tell from my blog name, I love stationery. Just wind me up, pop me in a Paperchase (preferably with about fifty quid) and watch me go.
^ In that situation, I am Anne Hathaway. Far from being interested in Jakey boy, I’m actually thinking about pens and notepads and felt tips and cute mini staplers and perhaps even some paperclips that look like penguins. #hearteyesemoji
- Thank the creator (me) Sam @ RiverMooseReads
- Answer the questions.
- Add pictures! (If you want to)
- Tag (about) 5 people.
All covers from Goodreads. Click the pictures if you want to check them out!
Pencils: Favourite MG or children’s book
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
One of my favourite books when I was a kid was always Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I’m a huge animal lover and I fell in love with Wilbur when my Mum first read it with me. It’s also pretty much the only time in my life that I haven’t been terrified of a spider! Seriously, why are all spiders in literature so scary?! Aragog and Shelob: NOPE.
Pens: A basic staple for any reader
Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
I would never in a million, billion years refer to this book as simple, but I really do think that anyone who loves YA and books in general should invest in a copy of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. It’s my favourite book of all time and it’s everything that good Young Adult Literature should be: honest, hard-hitting, hopeful and impossible to put down.
Notebooks: What books do you own multiple copies of
The Harry Potter Series – J.K. Rowling
This question is legit so relevant to me because I actually have a drawer that is just full of notebooks and diaries. It’s shameful because I’ve only written in about three of them! Maybe I’ll open my own Paperchase branch. Anyway, the answer to this question is obvs my bae; Harry Potter. I have my original hard and paperback collection from when the books were first published, as well as a hardback box set with the new covers and the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
When will I stop? You do the honours, Harry:
Markers: A book with a beautiful cover
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Every time I look at Illuminae (WHICH I STILL HAVEN’T READ SOMEONE SLAP ME) sitting on my desk I fall just a little bit more in love with it. Has there been a prettier book released over the last five years? I seriously doubt it.
Glue: Two characters that work well together even if they aren’t together
Rhysand and Feyre from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series – Sarah J. Maas
I’m shipping Feyre and Rhysand SO hard right now and can’t wait for the third A Court of Thorns and Roses books to see what happens to them. There’s nothing I love more than an epic romance and Rhys and Feyre are about as epic and romantic as you can get. Damn those Illyrian wings.
Scissors: What book would you like to destroy
I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
The idea of actually taking a pair of scissors to book, even one that I didn’t like that much, makes me want to cry. Shudder. I recently read I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes after receiving it for free in a book swap program called #SaveTheCulture and I thought it was over-hyped, unnecessarily long, emotionally detached and actually, pretty damn Islamophobic. Oh and a little bit misogynistic. Let’s not forget that women can’t be intelligent if they’re attractive or vice versa. I mean I won’t be shredding it to ribbons anytime soon, but it definitely won’t be staying on my shelves.
Art kit: What completed series do you own
The Chronicles of Narnia Series – C.S. Lewis
Well we’ve already had a little chat about my ever-spawning Harry Potter collection, but I’ve also got a beautiful box set of The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis. My Mum got them for me for Christmas when I was about 12 and they’re super special to me. LOVE YA, MUM.
Bonus: Show us your desk/stationery that you own for each question
So as I’m sure you’re all aware because gurl love to moan about these things, I’ve just moved house with the boyf and we’re still in the process of getting everything into its rightful place! I’ve just started pulling a little blogging nook together (appaz it’s sounds ridiculous to call it that but I disagree) in the spare bedroom.
Actually I’ve done very little other than say where I wanted the pictures and sit at the desk and blog but SHH.
I’m not 100% where all of my stationery is right now, but feel free to have a nose around out office-in-progress as it is right now, if ya like:
- Jess at The Mud and Stars Book Blog
- Lauren at Wonderless Reviews
- Beth at Reading Every Night
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- Yarravy at Hiraeth for the Pages
- Megan at Bookslayer Reads
- The Jouska Blog
- Niraja at Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them