It’s no surprise that I love a good tag! I have done plenty over the years of being a blogger. They’re always something I have a passion for. Unfortunately, it has been a little while since I have done one and if I’m honest, I have missed doing them. There’s not been one that has jumped out to me, until now of course! I found this tag over at The Wordy Habitat and it’s called Coffee Book Tag – two of my favourite things!
I’m definitely a coffee girl, I know my Instagram doesn’t show it at the moment, being in the lockdown and all but I used to spend quite a lot of my time at Starbucks. Also, there’s nothing better than grabbing a book and escaping from the world around you for a couple of hours. The Coffee Book Tag was really fun to answer; let me know what your answers would be down in the comments!
1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine
When I was growing up, I adored all things Supernatural, to be honest, I still do. One series I loved was Morganville Vampires. At first, it was tough to get into but after a while, I was able to enjoy it. But then, it got to the point where there were just too many books and I lost interest! The books just didn’t keep my attention but there was soo many people who continued to enjoy it. Were you one of these people?
2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
If I’m at all honest, I can’t think of anything! Of course, books with Christmas themes will be more popular at Christmas time – I know I’m stating the obvious there! I don’t really have any winter/festive books, that’s not really my genre. Also, I don’t see the point in reading a book at a certain time of year, of course, if it’s a Christmas book through and through, then yes. It would be like watching a Christmas movie at Easter!
3. Hot chocolate: What is your favourite children’s book?
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Growing up I adored Jacqueline Wilson, she’s a great author and to this day, I still love reading her books. I think my favourite would have to be The Story of Tracy Beaker though, that was one of the first books I read from Jacqueline Wilson. I even had the opportunity to meet her! In my collection, I have a couple of my other books signed by her.
4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Discoucia by Nicholas Lovelock
I love a good book that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish so to find just one book for this question, was very hard! But I chose Discoucia by Nicholas Lovelock. It was a book that’s a little different from what I normally read but it was definitely worth it! It was a little confusing at times, but when I kept on reading, I was able to take it all in. This is one that I definitely recommend to all!
5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Before you shout out me, I love the Harry Potter series! But don’t you agree it’s one you see everywhere? I can remember when the first movie came out. I swear every year since this book makes another appearance, something happens, or someone mentions it and it’s just there! Also, the first Harry Potter book came out 23 years ago? That’s just amazing to me as I grew up watching the movies and then read all the books.
6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
I read so many books by indie authors! One of my favourite things to do is take part in various Blog Book Tours if you’ve been following me for a little while you’ll know what I mean. To be honest, most of the book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer are Blog Book Tours. I think my favourite author would have to be Louise Cole. I fell in love with The Devil’s Poetry! It’s one of my all-time favourites.
7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
You know I can’t actually name a book that I was expecting more from. I’m looking at my bookshelf, my Goodreads read list and I cannot pinpoint one. I’m sure there was one book though, there’s always one we were expecting more from after reading the blurb. I’m going to leave this one empty!
8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
Skeletal by Emma Pullar
Here another indie author for you. I loved Skeletal from Emma Pullar, this book was amazing and I’m so glad she wrote a second book for the series. It was a book that didn’t remind me of anything I’ve read previously. A lot of questions were raised in my head – the book got you thinking about everything and wondering about what’s actually going to happen. I love books that do this as it keeps you hooked and definitely wanting more!
Thank-you for reading. What would be your answers to these questions?
Love Gemma x