Monday, 30 April 2018

Chuckles Spring Book Tag


The weather has warmed a bit, the bunnies are playing in the meadows, the ducks are quacking on the lakes and the birds are nesting in the trees! Yes it is Spring and to celebrate I decided to do a Spring Book Tag! You are all welcome to join in. No rules, no forced tagging, just a few Booky and Spring related questions.

1-What Do You Like Most About Spring?
I like seeing the beautiful colours in gardens and woods as flowers bloom and grass goes that lovely vibrant green! There are lovely bushes in my garden that change colours through the year so I love seeing it come to life after winter is over. I like not having to put the fire on every day, the spring rain on my window and a bit of blue sky! I also love watching the foxes bring their cubs out and the ducklings out paddling in the local pond.

2-Anything About Spring That You Don't Like?
The Coming Of The Insects! Big Hairy Spiders crawling out the garden hut, flying horrors dive-bombing you every time you step outdoors. Also the smells from neighbours bins on warmer days, more cats invading the garden to try and eat the birds and crap everywhere, people gardening with loud machinery as soon as it gets light and having to go and cut the stupid hedges our neighbour planted!

3-Do You Read Outdoors In Spring?
Never. I have a thing about insects attacking me while I read. Also as soon as you appear outside with a book, the neighbours descend to the fences to talk to you! Don't talk to me I'm READING you rude git!

4-Favourite Spring Destination To Visit?
Any excuse to visit Blackpool, a coastal seaside town in Blackpool that I just love! The rollercoaster theme park (Pleasure Beach), Blackpool Tower, the three piers, the park, the zoo, Sealife Centre, the tram and donkey rides, the tacky shops and junk food...love it!

5-What Books Do You Plan To Read This Spring?
*snorts* This year has been the reading slump from hell and I just don't want to read at the moment! I want to catch up on some horror by Hunter Shea, catch up on the Carrie Vaughn Kitty Norville series and read A Dance With Dragons part two!

6-What Spring Releases Are You Waiting For/Received But Not Read?
I'm waiting on the final Kevin Hearne Iron Druid book to arrive from Amazon which I'm looking forward to. I'm waiting for a lot of books in June though!

7-Best Read So Far This Spring?
I've really enjoyed things like The Haunted Forest Tour, The Last Flag (despite editing issues) and new books in series I already enjoyed like Extinction War and Beyond Sight. I haven't read much more than that other than decent political books by Robin Cook and Ed Balls.

8-Disappointing Spring Read?
The lack of reading has been the worst disappointment I think but I hope to get that sorted soon. A Conservative Coup, about the fall from power of Margaret Thatcher was very heavy going and not as good as I hoped it would be.

9-Any Book Goals This Spring?
My goal is to read a book. Any book. ANYTHING to get me started again as this slump is depressing! I need to finish The Extinction Trials which I've been trying to read for three weeks. I was enjoying it but can't seem to get motivated to go back to it!

10) Do you Spring Clean? Are You Doing home DIY or garden improvements this Spring?
The plan was to get on with a mass spring clean and get the house organised from the chaos it always seems to be in but my dad and I getting the flu brought that to a halt. We still want to get it done before the main summer but I'm not looking forward to it-new cupboards and shelves, repairs, furniture shifting, finishing the garden...ugh!

11) What have you been watching this Spring?
Reruns of Coronation Street from 1984 and 1988 as well as the 2018 episodes. The newest series of Masterchef which I enjoyed. The newest Steve Austin Broken Skull Challenge. Love that! The game show Revolution. The Commonwealth Games from Gold Coast in Australia. That has kept me pretty busy...I did get interested in watching the NFL Draft for the first time ever and despite not knowing any of the players, it was strangely addictive!

12-If You Were A Bunny What Would Your Name Be?
I'm not sure that Chuckles the Bunny has a ring to it! Ballyhoo has a sort of funny and I'm a bit of a troublemaker vibe coming off it so I might go with that!

14 comments:

  1. Hope the season springs you out of your book slump! ;D

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    1. I really hope so! I still want to hit a decent book target this year!

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  2. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (Autumn is my absolute favorite). I always look forward to new blooms and warmer weather, but I am not a big fan of the allergens in the air. LOL

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    1. I'm lucky not to usually be affected by things like pollen and stuff. I have so much sympathy for anyone affected by it.

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  3. I love the graphics Ballyhoo! Awesome bunny name. I don't read out side because I hate to sweat. I do want to try to spend some more time in the backyard this summer as it really is an unused space. Maybe it will involve reading, maybe not. My least favorite thing about Spring is allergies. YUCK! I like Spring but it doesn't seem to last long in my neck of the woods, if it even manages to visit at all. We've gone from 50 degree weather to 80 degree weather overnight!

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    1. Spring can often last until Autumn over here with not a lot of summer! I like the idea of reading outside but the reality is so different. It takes seconds for the hornet squadron leader to send his troops after me!

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  4. Ooh, cool tag. I’ve been looking for some not-totally-bookish tags to do, so I might steal this one. I also hate bugs! I don’t read outside because I don’t want them crawling on me.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Why do we have to have bugs! Or why are most so creepy and horrible looking? If spiders looked like butterflies, none of us would care about finding one in the house!

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  5. Fun tag! Spiders and other insects are definitely the worst! Sorry to hear you're in a reading slump, I hope it will pass soon!

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    1. I have things that have a lot more legs than me...

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  6. I love spring but not the return of bugs ha ha! Lol about reading outside... right? Can't you people see I'm READING??? And the Commonwealth Games sound pretty awesome.

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    1. I enjoyed the sport and have the Europeans to look forward to later this summer. Yeah bugs and nosy neighbours can spoil a good day in the sun...

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  7. Fun post! I struggle with the insects too. Mosquitos when they come out. It seems bugs are attracted to me. lol

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    1. Midgies, horse flies, hornets, wasps...ugh!

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