Three Bookish Things Tag

Firstly, thank you to Cherie @ lovely and grateful for nominating me for this tag, if you haven’t checked out her blog before then please do, I always enjoy reading her posts! It seems (from reading other posts) that the full rules and original creator of this one are unknown, so I’ll just follow what Cherie did and hope for the best.

Three Bookish Goals for 2021

I’ve set my Goodreads Challenge at 40 books for this year, but I’m hoping to surpass that, at this point it could go either way.

I have so many books (both physical and on my kindle) to get through, so I’m hoping to put a serious dent in those – I’m going to make it my focus for the second half of the year.

My parents gifted me a reading subscription for my birthday and I’m aiming to read each of the books that are sent to me within a month of receiving them.

Three Favourite Authors

My top two are Jane Austen and Roald Dahl, I don’t think I could fill the third place – there are too many worthy of the spot!

Three Characters I Love

Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. She has just the right level of sass, and it doesn’t matter how many times I reread the book I just adore her every time!

Matilda in Matilda. An unashamed bookworm – what is there not to love?!

Tom in Goodnight Mister Tom. I just love him, he’s that typical bruised older man that comes across completely differently to how he actually is. To see his progression throughout the book is enough to make anybody cry, and his relationship with Willie is just beautiful!

Three Weirdest Things I’ve Used for Bookmarks

An old shopping list

My phone

A pen

Three Favourite Covers

I’ll pick from the books that I have a physical copy of…

Three Titles I’ve Watched But Not Read

The Exorcist – but I really want to read it!

The Shining – again, I really want to read this one!

Bridget Jones’s Diary – completely different genre, but one I equally want to check out.

Three Series I’ve Binged

I don’t tend to read series to be honest, the only one that immediately comes to mind is Harry Potter, and I didn’t binge that so I can’t really answer this one.

Three Unpopular Bookish Opinions

I’m really not a fan of dustjackets, I find them awkward when reading (I always have to remove them), and I think a book looks better without one.

I’m not sure how unpopular this one is but I really prefer standalone books to a series. I just like to read the whole story in one go usually. There are exceptions, but ultimately I think I’m just too impatient to wait for the next one!

I really don’t like The Hobbit. I’ve tried to read it a few times because it is such an iconic book, and yet I just can’t get into it. Same for The Lord of the Rings – books and movies.

Three Nominations

Rachel @ Musings of the Mind

Aimee @ aimeesramblings

Kat @ The Lily Cafe

This was such a fun tag to take part in, what are your thoughts on my answers? As always I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading, I hope that you enjoyed!

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Until the next time…Jess x

29 thoughts on “Three Bookish Things Tag

  1. Great answers, I only just read Pride and Prejudice this year, loved it and loved Lizzie – even though I knew the ending from watching various adaptations I did worry that she was going to end up a destitute spinster! πŸ˜… I read the Hobbit, but never made it through Lord of the Rings, I know the world building is part of the appeal but would’ve benefited from a ruthless editor in my opinion. X

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  2. Wow, you are a real bookworm and while I love to read, I don’t make the time for it. I’ve probably got dozens of unread books on my Kindle. I see the books online and just buy them……….. I loved reading Roald Dahl to the boys when they were little.

    I never got my head around The Hobbit either; it was our book to study for English O’levels. However, my eldest son started reading it around age 8-9 I thought it was going to be above his reading age, but he loved it!

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    1. I wish I had more time for it too, some days I don’t read anything and I always miss it! Oh same, so many unread books on my kindle – the deals are so appealing that it’s hard not to buy! Roald Dahl is just fab, so pleased you read them to your boys, I’m sure they look back on that fondly. Ah I’m so pleased to find somebody else that agrees about The Hobbit 😊

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  3. Hi Jess,

    Should be working – and catching up with goodreads too.
    just one thought – Hobbit ? Lord of the Rings ..Left the cinema, deafened.. Imagine uni – not the OU, maybe saner People who learned Elvish – and sang those interminable songs… Matilda – Love her

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  4. As always, I enjoyed reading your answers. I’m not a fan of series either, I don’t have the patience, and would most likely become bored after a while. I’ve abandened quite a few over the years. I actually quite liked the Hobbit, though it never became a favorite, I couldn’t take to the Lord of the Rings at all though, so I’m glad it isn’t just me.

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    1. Thank you! Yes it’s definitely patience with me too, I’ve read the first of a few series and then just never picked up the next one, even if I did enjoy the first. I’m glad I’m not alone with The Lord of the Rings, I really thought I might be!


  5. Thank you so much for the nomination!

    I love Jane Austen, too, and, while I like looking at dust jackets, seriously can’t figure out what they’re actually for. Usually I remove them and then lose them, especially the ones on my kids’ hardcover books. Who ever thought a dust jacket for a book for a three year old was a good idea?

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