The 20 Questions book tag! 😁

Hello!!

I was tagged for the 20 questions book tag by Iris, on her lovely blog, Hoard of books! Thanks Iris!!

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Question #1:

how many books are too many in a book series?

hmm… It really depends  on lots of different things for me (how much I like the books* if they are easy to read etc.) but I’d say generally I really like 3 or 4 books…  I do love some longer series such as the mortal instruments (6 books) and Harry Potter! (7 books) also lots of others, those are just some of the longest series I’ve read that I can think of right now…

*obviously!

 

Question #2

How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Well… sometimes I love them… other times it’s just plain torture!! Like, they can be interesting if the series is oldish (that way you can probably get your hands on the next book) BUT if the next book isn’t out until months or sometimes years!!!* 😩😩😩

*queen of air and darkness!! Also muse of nightmares, I need now!!!!😫

 

Question #3

hardbacks or paperbacks?

This is one thing I honestly don’t have much of an opinion on… I like paper backs as they are lighter and cheaper… hardbacks do look nice, but Then again, I like the way paperbacks look too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So if the book is out in paperback I’d most likely get that because 🤑 The only exception would be if the hardback has something really pretty that the paperback didn’t… such as GLITTER!!!!*

*I haven’t read song of the current… but omg that cover!! (Hardback anyway, I haven’t seen the paperback cover yet…) I almost bought it a little while ago, just for that cover!!

Question #4

favorite book?

aaarrrgghhh!!!! This is such a hard question!! I honestly don’t think I have a single favourite book… so you’ll have to settle for a long short list! (Not In any particular order)

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling!!!!

all Cassandra Clare’s shadowhunter books!!!!

the land of stories by Chris Colfer!!!!

the mysterious benadict society series by Trenton Lee Stewart!!!

the penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall!!!*

the raven cycle by Maggie stiefvater!!

Warcross by Marie Lu!!!

since you’ve been gone by Morgan Matson!!!

strange the dreamer by Laini Taylor!!!

The illuminae files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff!!**

so that’s just some of them… but I love them all so much!!!

* it turns out there’s a new penderwick book out now!!!  I always knew there was going to be one more… but I’ve been looking for info on it for literally years and have been finding nothing…. (just proves how great my googling skills are😬) then my sister got it for her birthday!! So yay now I can read it!!! So excited😁 (although the Penderwicks in spring was a bit of a disappointment… it was still good… just not as good as the first ones!!!! So hopeing this ones more like those!!)
**I’v actually only read illuminae at this point… but I’m sure I’ll love Gemina and obsidio too!!!

 

Question #5

Least favourite book?

this is really hard… I (luckily!) haven’t read a book that I really disliked in awhile!! BUT a reallllllly long time ago I read the goose girl… I absolutely hated it then.. so did my friend, but she reread it a bit more recently and said that she actually didn’t think it was all that bad now… so I’m not sure… but I haven’t been brave enough to reread it yet.

 

Question #6

love triangles, yes or no?

Definitely a no… I find them mega annoying! But I have read some books I loved despite the love triangles.. but I’ve never read about a love triangle that I liked or thought added much to the story…

 

Question #7

The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

well… now that I’m thinking about it, the most recent book I have not finished is actually my lady jane!! 😱 I was really enjoying it too!! I believe I had some library books due so paused to read them then forgot about my lady jane!!! That’s on the top my TBR pile now!

 

Question #8

I book your currently reading?

I’m currently reading six of crows (almost finished!) and Blue Lily Lily Blue. I loooooooooove both of them!!😍😍 oh and apparently I’m also reading my lady jane!!

 

Question #9

Last book you recommended to someone?

hmmm..🤔 I think the last books I recommended to someone were the raven cycle… to my Sister 😁

 

Question #10

Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

welllllllllllll I read Ballet shoes a few years ago… I think that was published in 1963? I’ve read part of little women (1869 I think??) 🙃 but I really don’t pay much attention to release date so I can’t be completely sure…

 

Question #11

Newest book you’ve read (release date)

yikes! I’m not very good about reading new books… if the library doesn’t have it yet I tend to wait to look at some reviews before I buy it… unless it’s an author I love… but I think the newest was warcross?!?!😟 I know I know!! That’s hardly new anymore!! But I did read it a month ago… so a bit better??😝

 

Question #12

Favourite author?

I don’t have a favourite… I’ve got lots… all of the authors Of my favourite books (which I lister earlier in this post⬆️…) plus a ton more 😜

 

Question #13

Buying books or borrowing books?

both are great!! I do really like to have my own copy of the book if I really love it, but I have great friends who let me borrow their books…* There’s also the library of course:)

*just to be clear, they are great for other reasons as well, not just because they lend me books!! But they do so that’s very nice!!

 

Question #14

A book you disliked that everyone else seems to love?

this would have to be divergent…  I didn’t hate it, I just couldn’t care about any of the characters… I only read half of the first book though so maybe if I’d read more I’d like it better?? 🧐

 

Question #15

Bookmarks or dog-ears?

definatly bookmarks, well more accurately recites!! I can never find bookmarks, I think because I take the bookmark out to read the book, put it down, then most likely move somewhere with my book and not the bookmark 🙁 but for some reason I find recites much simpler to keep track of… my sister got two Super cool bookmarks for her birthday! they clip on the front (or back I suppose) cover of your book (strong enough to not fall off, but not strong enough to rip your cover!!*) they have a ribbon attached to it so you can place that wherever you want it to hold your page!! Unfortunately she won’t give me one even though she has 2…😒

*that has happened to me and I don’t think I’ll ever fully recover.😖

 

Question #16

A book you can always re-read?

I’m not really much of a re-reader… BUT I will always re-read all of the books mentioned earlier in this post (faves!) as well as some others too… depends on my mood, really:)

 

Question #17

Can you read while hearing music?

for the most part-nope. once in awhile I can… if it’s really boring dull music, otherwise I get too distracted 😝

 

Question #18

multiple POV’s or one POV?  (POV’s = point of views)

definitely multiple POV’s! I find books so much more interesting and entertaining with all the different perspectives!!  

 

Question #19

Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

normally multiple days… I could finish a book in one day if I had all day (which I don’t normally) but if I’m on vacation etc. Then I can read a book in one sitting😊

 

Question #20

who do you tag?

well I’m still pretty new to blogging… and I don’t know a lot of blogs but I love both of these blogs:

Rhea@bookchanted

FillieFanatic@tinyhorsetalk

And of course Anyone else who is reading this and would like to do this tag!!!

and umm that’s it… sorry I couldn’t think of any more!! No pressure to do this tag, of course! But I’d love to hear your answers!!

If you read all the way to the end of this long winded post-thank you!! 7275D67B-7A68-4941-8454-5E50B21836E016D1E91E-BB00-4724-A069-9BEFB86A7E4E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horse trials + Tantara + schooling Ollie + Rasty update + my puppy Finn!😍

Hellooooooooo! Finally! Sorry I was absent for so long, I didn’t plan to be… it’s just been busy :/

last weekend was a horse trials which my sister was riding in (not me though😢) it was fun…. ish…. well, I do enjoy going along and hanging out, helping out, watching, taking pictures etc. BUT the weather could have been better, it wasn’t terrible just not great. The first day was meh then the second day I got burnt (even though it wasn’t hot out) then the third day was pouring rain! So cross county was a bit slippery, But no bad slips that I saw/heard about, so that’s good!

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It looked like so much fun though!! And I wished I was riding so bad!!! Next year, once Tanta has had her baby (anytime now!!) we’ll be out there!! (Hopefully!)

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Tanta💜

I haven’t talked much about rasty on here in awhile, but he is looking much better!! Not 100% yet, but getting there, I think😁 he’s gotten an Osphos injection as well as a reverse shoe on his right front that seems to be making him a lot better!EF4D6D97-E425-45CE-87FE-879A45154E80.jpeg

(The ground has been so dry… time to start soaking in the pond!)

I’ve ridden my sister’s (very cute!) Eventer a few times trying to school him a little on his dressage (if I do a dressage ride she lets me do a jump ride on him!!!) we’ve made a little progress in the canter mostly, he’s pretty good in the trot but gets very above the bit in the canter transition…😜FB28ADCA-83DB-443A-A313-246682F7FC577D3D83D4-AA49-40A8-8A06-860554AE1286

and I’m so excited, my puppy gets to come home tomorrow!!! His name is Finn 😍 he is sooooooooooo cute I can’t even! He’s come for a couple home visits (one today and another yesterday) it’s very nice that he lives only two minutes up the road😄 our golden retriever Daisy loves him and he loves her!! I didn’t think she would do anything to Finn, I just also didn’t think she would be so so good with him!!cant wait to get him home tomorrow! 😍

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Finally posting about those books I mentioned + the currently reading book tag!

Hello!

I’m finally posting about those books I mentioned Here! I was thinking about how I’d not posted A single book related topic…. I meant to, I do LOVE books❤️ I just didn’t have much to say about them so far?? BUT I’ve decided to steal the Currently Reading Book Tag from Iris@hoardofbooks!! (Btw her blog is awesome and you should totally go check it out!!)

 

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So, let’s get started!!

1 – HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU USUALLY READ AT ONCE?

Hmmm… depends?? Normally just one, I don’t have the…. whatever it is that makes some people able to read like, five books at once and keep the plot and everyone’s names etc. Straight?? I think it’s called magic??  Ha. Not me. BUT if I somehow lose my book* or forget my book than I’ll start another if I have access to it😄

* I know!!! Terrible!😩

 

2. IF YOU’RE READING MORE THAN ONE BOOK AT A TIME, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHEN TO SWITCH BOOKS?

Well. As I said earlier, I don’t generally swap books a lot… unless I can’t get to the book I’m currently reading… or if I just CANNOT get into a book. Then I might switch to another and try that hard-to-get-into book again later! Maybe😒

 

3. DO YOU EVER SWITCH BOOKMARKS WHILE YOU’RE PARTWAY THROUGH A BOOK?

nope… I never use bookmarks… I’ve got tons, but they are always running away? I don’t know why! I’m very nice to them!! I used to think those magnetic book marks would be great, but a couple years ago I tried one and it ripped my page!! I was obviously traumatized and have never used one of those bookmarks again!

 

 

4. WHERE DO YOU KEEP THE BOOK(S) YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

hmmmm…. EVERYWHERE! Seriously though, I’m always leaving my book(s) all over our house and then (as I’m very forgetful🙁) I can never remember where I’ve left them!

 

 

5. WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU SPEND THE MOST TIME READING?

I’d say the morning (after I wake up, but before I’ve forced myself out of my cozy bed!)  then probably the evenings… but really, whenever I’ve got time!

 

 

6. HOW LONG DO YOU TYPICALLY READ IN ONE SITTING?

If I’ve got the time, hours! I don’t always have super long chunks of time to read… so sorta a little here a little there, whenever I’ve got time😁 horses have a way of stealing your day – but in a good way!🤗

 

 

7. DO YOU READ HARDBACKS WITH THE DUST JACKET ON OR OFF?

Off. Just…. off. I CANNOT read them with the dust jacket!! It’s sooooo distracting! And annoying! But when I’m not reading them, I do try and keep them in the dust jackets as I find they do work to help protect the books…

 

 

8. WHAT POSITION DO YOU MAINLY USE TO READ?

Hmmmmm…. I don’t really have a regular reading position? I tend to move around a lot while reading….

 

 

9. DO YOU TAKE THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING WITH YOU EVERYWHERE?

Yup. Well… I try my very hardest to bring it with me! I often sometimes forget though😰  you know that terrible terrible feeling, where you’ve got absolutely nothing to do, but your stuck, say, on a ferry!! Just wondering what happens in your book!!

 

 

 

10. HOW OFTEN DO YOU UPDATE YOUR GOODREADS PROGRESS ON THE BOOK YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

I actually don’t have goodreads…. I am considering getting one…. not sure?? If I did have one though, I’m sure I’d be pretty bad at updating it…🙃

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So… that was fun!! (For me anyways!)

I’m not tagging anyone, but if you think this looks like something you’d like to do, feel free to steal it!

I’ll put in some pics of Rasty, of course! As well as some of my (still un-named!) puppy!!8AC6D0B1-A03E-414C-8B21-BC1B4CDB88F3A9ABF049-FF34-4C02-95E0-DF7F283A2A44F81AEE70-0D9B-47CD-A81B-9894B492E10B208165F0-DF62-4353-B073-56AE9FD8E0A4C2F574D4-D81D-46FB-91BC-52A2F789982473AE08EC-5018-47DE-A760-D84259187E0F

there’s also some pics of Ollie in there too, just because I saw them and thought they were cute!

I’m getting a puppy!!

Hiiiiii!!!! As you probably guessed by the title of this post, I’m getting a puppy!!!!!!

I am very excited ☺️ He gets to come home in about 3 weeks. Here are some pics of him. (WARNING: WAY TOO CUTE)

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So, as you can see, he is a VERY cute puppy! He is very friendly and cuddly. 😊I’ve been able to visit him At least a couple times a week since he was born, which I think is very nice as We’ve gotten to know each other before he comes home☺️ He is 3/4 border collie and 1/4 Australia shepherd.

He is currently un-named… I should really hurry up and choose something, I just haven’t thought of anything good yet! Anyone have any ideas?!

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Our dressage tests…

9116D5FB-80A1-4CAA-A150-6F55A09892E4Soooo  our tests were…. interesting… let’s just say that day two was better. Merlin is the kind of horse that gets really attached to his neighbors when away, if they leave he sometimes tries to jump out. Luckily he could not jump out of the stalls at this show and he did not even try at all, he was very good. But he did get very attached to a big Clydesdale that was stabled behind him…

In my warm up for my first test (the schedule was unfortunately very spaced out so I had to warm up individually for each test) it was going great, then halfway through the Clydesdale comes in. Merlin was facing the other direction. He wheeled around so he’s facing the Clydesdale and tries to run towards him! We got back to work but he was very distracted… it was a relief when it was our turn to go into the ring as we would be getting away from the Clydesdale. I’m just heading up centreline, and guess whose on deck for after me? Yup. So in comes the Clydesdale, into the holding ring which is right outside the dressage arena😞 it was a very distracted test and merl just wasn’t concentrating. We got a way better score than we deserved though, the judge was nice to us. It still wasnt great, but better than I thought we’d get…

second test was even worse… same sort of situation, but it was actually a different horse and I didn’t recognize this one so I’m not sure how he knew this horse? Anyway 2nd test was pretty ugly…

freestyle time… I was a bit concerned about this one as I had never actually ridden it with the music😧 I know! It was very last minute putting it all together. The music was a little off on the transition early on in the test, but nothing too bad. But then I forgot where I was going (yeah… I forget test even if they are called to me😔) but made up a few things and managed to end at the perfect time (with all the required movements done!) but other than that the music was off as I was doing unplanned transitions all over the place.

the next day was better… my first and second test all went relatively well. Then my freestyle was… well I thought I’d have a very tired horse but I had a very hyped up horse… we got through it. but not pretty.

so that was my weekend! And minimal pics (which is horrible!) but I am literally out!! And can’t take more as my phone is full☹️

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