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The Nice and Accurate Good Omens Book tag

After watching the whole of Good Omens for the third time and then falling into a hole of video edits on youtube while looking up where to buy the script book, I thought to myself “…I really should be blogging.” Instead, I pressed play on episode three (my favourite for that 6000 years of slow-burn pre-intro alone). It was then I instead thought to myself, perhaps I can do both? I’m due a book tag post this week so what if? No. Surely it seems too easy of a solution. Or is it? I could make a Good Omens book tag I figured before obsessing over it for over a week before actually writing the damned thing. So now here we are, I hope you enjoy it and that it “feels love” to you.

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“Would be funny if we both got it wrong, eh? If I did the good thing and you did the bad one?” – A book you expected to like but didn’t and/or a book you didn’t expect to like but did or more than you had thought you would.

I don’t usually actively decide to read books I don’t think I’ll like but I gave Nexus the benefit of the doubt after not being keen on Zenith and I’m so glad I did because I loved it!

“Get behind thee, foul fiend…After you.” – Favourite flirty line

An oldie but a goldie one of my first and favourites is cocky Jace from City of Bones, he was my first bookish crush and this line killed me every time.

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”

“Somebody killed my best friend” – Bookish death that affected you the most

So I had to really think about this and honestly, I think it was probably (WARRIOR CATS SPOILER INCOMING) – Spotted Leaf from the Warrior Cats series, I’ve only read a few of the books so far but I get so attached to all the characters and Spotted leaf was a firm favourite. I was utterly devastated when we lost her.

I also want to give an honourable mention to Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, I’d read the first couple of books before the show and so when Ned died at the end of the first book I spent so long convincing myself that it didn’t happen that throughout most of the second book (I wanna say Storm of Swords?) I was waiting for him to show back up. When he didn’t I realised there were no rules about what characters would be killed off and how no one was safe etc and that was the first time I’d experienced that.

“You go too fast for me Crowley” – Favourite slow burn

This depends on your definition of slow burn I guess but I’m picking Nick and Charlie’s relationship in Heartstopper. Watching them two crushing on each other for most of volume one was honestly the best thing and watching them cautiously take their relationship slowly and carefully is just *chef kiss* (Happy Publication day to Vol 2 today btw!)

“Thank you for my pornography” – A romance scene you loved or that made you cringe (stating which is optional if you’d like to keep people guessing)

I’ve taken to skipping over most of the full-on sex scenes from any of the Throne of Glass or ACOTAR books, especially towards the end of both series as they literally cause firestorms, tsunamis and avalanches. I’m good thanks!

“There never was an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it” – Have you ever been caught reading a book when you shouldn’t have been? Either for content or the situation. 

Often. I’ve never been censored for the content that I’ve read but I have a habit of reading pretty much everywhere. One of the most memorable moments for me was the day Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, both me and the other person I worked with at the small independent pet store I worked in were late to work because we had been picking up our copies of the book and spent the day alternating between  sitting at the till having a sneaky read or hiding in the backroom doing the same thing which was fine until our boss came in and caught us. That was the day that the “no non-work-related books allowed on the shop floor” rule was officially added.

“Well, obviously. You’re a demon. That’s what you do.” – Favourite unapologetic villain. 

Former mob wife turned vengeful (see what I did there) woman who can destroy and erode anything she touches, Marcella from Vengeful by V.E Schwab. I loved her SO much. She did what she wanted and took pleasure in it while also being complex.

“He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, ie., everybody, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.” – Favourite Twisty book

A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson hands down. I ADORED this book because I had no idea what was coming at me until it had smacked me in the face. This book was so full of twists to the very end, Holly is an evil (murder) genius.

“Most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally evil, but by people being fundamentally people.” – Favourite complex or morally grey character 

Jude Duarte from the Cruel prince etc. I know Jude and the books as a whole are very marmite, in that some people love them and some people hate them which is totally fair. Personally, I love both The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King and Jude is one of my favourite characters because she’s not a stereotypical YA heroine, she makes bad choices, she’s selfish, she looks out for herself, she isn’t inherently likeable or out to make every one like her etc and she’s certainly not a popular character but I love her.

I tag:

Lucy from A Novel Purpose
Han, Solo from Queens of Geekdom
Layla from Readable Life
Gaynor from Paperbacks and Pinot
Liam from Book Worm Hole
Ash from For the Love of Books

If you enjoyed this tag and want to do it, consider yourself tagged as usual and don’t forget to link back to this post so I can check out your post and share it.

 

Unboxings

October NPC Unboxing – Hunting Monsters, Saving People

“This month we’re going hunting for everything from ghouls and ghosts to Djinn and Genies. Join the ‘Family Business’ and come hunting with us in this months NPC Crate! Who knows, you may even get some help from a friendly angel?”

The NPC Crate from Nerd Poured Candles for the month of October was based around all things “Supernatural” just in time for Halloween, I have to admit I’m a relative newbie still when it comes to the still popular TV show but recently I started working my way through it again and this box of goodies fit perfectly alongside my evenings of binge watching.

First up we have the “King of Hell” candle, a nice snappy purple that I think Crowley would definitely approve of, scented with Citrus, Musk and wood it suits our previous crossroad demon down to the ground with that citrus combining nicely with the musk and the wood as a nice smoky background to it.

The next candle, “Wayward Sons” (the song is now forever stuck in my head), is the perfect Autumn/Fall candle, from its colour which is neither orange or yellow, yet somehow both and with a fragrance of Cinnamon bark, Bergamot and musk. Reminiscent of the limited edition Lucien candle by Geeky Clean (Nerd Poured Candles sister company) with that extra muskiness to it just finishes it off nicely, I could totally imagine this in air freshener form hanging in the Impala.

The last of the candles is my personal favourite and blends October nicely into November with “Salt and Burn” scented with Smoked wood and crackling embers. This candle smells like all the best parts of a bonfire and is perfect on a nice chilly evening, I love to burn it while reading while I use the Netflix fireplace in the background for some crackling sound effects. This candle is cleverly named and has a perfect scent to go with it.

The pin badge for the October box states that the wearer is a “Demon Hunter” and features the same style of Pentagram that the Winchester brothers wear as protection tattoos. I like that the whole thing looks like it’s encased in a shield, kind of like a police badge which with the number of times they pretend to be law enforcement feels pretty spot on, not to mention the healthy dose of black and red glitter on top!

The Bookmark is great quality as always with a chibi style Sam and Dean with a little winged Cas, the Protection tattoo and The Chevy Impala itself, the Winchester brothers have extra cute little details as well such as Sam holding an angel blade and of course, Dean has a bottle of beer!

The November Crate, Magic Beasts should be arriving any day now and you can currently get the December box which is The Grinch themed in the store now! Don’t forget you can use my code Fbawtft18 at checkout for 10% off!