Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Your Favourite Things Tag

I decided to do a sort of getting to know each other tag where I can share all of my favourite things with you, and you can take part and share all of your favourite things with us! If you do take part or share this tag, please link back it to my blog, and let me know you've done the tag so that I can visit you!

What are your favourite genres?
I love horror, apocalypse, prepper fiction, urban fantasy, Tudor fiction, political/royal and mountain expedition non fiction, creature features, zombies, biographies that interest me.

What are your favourite books?
Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Morningstar Strain trilogy (ZA Recht), Arisen (Michael Stephen Fuchs), Extinction Cycle (Nicholas Sansbury Smith), Bug Out (Robert Boren), 'IT' (Stephen King), Iron Druid (Kevin Hearne), Otherworld (Kelley Armstrong), Hunger Games, Night Huntress (Jeaniene Frost), A Powerless World (PA Glaspy), Adventureland (Steve Harris), The Valley (Rick Jones), Monster Haven (RL Naquin), Deacon Chalk (James R Tuck), Southern Vampire (Charlaine Harris), Morganville Vampires (Rachel Caine), Something Wicked This Way Comes (DelSheree Gladden), Carnival of Fear (JG Faherty), Matt Archer (Kendra C Highley).

Favourite Authors?
Darrell Maloney, Patricia Briggs, Hunter Shea, Richard Laymon, Rick Chesler, Sonya Bateman, Emily Purdy, Jean Plaidy, Philippa Gregory, Robert Boren, Jack Kilborn, early Stephen King, Viktor Zarkov, Franklin Horton, Alison Weir, James R Tuck, Kelley Armstrong, Kelly Meding, Carrie Vaughn, Catt Dahman, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling, GRRM, Simone Pond, Melanie Karsak, Eric S Brown, Mike Kraus, Jon Athan, Margaret Campbell Barnes.  

Authors You Liked a Book by and Hope Will Become a Favourite?
SM Wilson, Elizabeth Briggs,  DD Barant, MLN Hanover, KA Stewart, PK Hawkins, Jonah Buck, Jamie Hutchison, TR Schumer, Chris Jameson, Eli Constant, Ray Garton, Jeff Strand, David Bussell, Skyla Dawn Cameron, Jennifer Estep, Benedict Jacka, Dirk Patton, CE Murphy, ES Moore, Jaye Wells, Russell James, Joelle Charbonneau, Judith Arnopp, Diane Haeger, David Estes, Kenneth Cary.

What are you looking forward to reading?
The new Extinction Trials book, Devil Sharks, Alison Weir's Jane Seymour book, Wolf by Wolf, My Lady Jane, They Feed, Shark Infested Waters, Dream Woods, Cabin at the end of the world, Strange Practice, A Dance With Dragons part 2, Endurance, a couple of Hunter Shea and Rick Chesler books.

Authors You Want To Try?
Greig Beck, Ezekiel Boone, Ania Ahlborn, Gerry Griffiths, Russ Watts, Matthew Reilly, Sarah J Maas, Orlando A Sanchez, Stuart R West, Nicholas Eames, Brian McClellan, Victor Milan, Angus Watson, John L Campbell, James Wesley Rawles, A American, Kate Emerson, E Knight, Katherine Longshore, Bobby Akart, GR Carter, Grace Hamilton, Chris Pike.

Favourite book characters?
Myrnin (Morganville Vampires), Tyrion Lannister (ASOI&F), Oberon (Iron Druid) Maurice (Monster Haven), Warren and Adam (Mercy Thompson), Brother Wolf (Alpha & Omega), Fitz and Apollo (Extinction Cycle), Ben and Mike (It), Ian and Vlad (Night Huntress), Rosie (Bug Out), Tom Ripley (Ripley).

What were your all-time favourite things on TV?
Buffy, Angel, The West Wing, Miami Vice, Dallas, Blake's Seven, Stargate SG1/Atlantis, Alias, Takeshi's Castle, Prisoner Cell Block H, Brookside, early Eastenders, 24, Lost, Doctor Who, V, Tenko, House of Cards (UK), Hannibal, The Shield, Columbo, Father Ted, Bottom, The Tudors, Whitechapel, Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers.

What current TV do you enjoy?
Game of Thrones, Scandal, Coronation Street, Madam Secretary, Elementary, NCIS. I don't get much time to follow a few of these but hope to get caught up! 

Do you watch documentaries?
I like royal, political, historical, military training docs. I never watch nature ones as I cry when animals get eaten!

Do you watch reality tv and similar?
Yes, I enjoy stuff like SAS Who Dares Wins, Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold, Masterchef, Masterchef Australia/Canada/NZ/US, Wicked Tuna, Yukon Gold, Great British Bake Off, Snake City, Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Storm Chasers, Swords, Jungle Gold, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Dog and Beth On The Hunt, Ninja Warrior, Revolution.

Which TV are you interested in but not had time to watch yet?
Sanctuary, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Lost Girl, The Crown, Victoria, Homeland, The 100, House of Cards (US), The Strain, Strike Back, The Terror, The Following, The Blacklist, Nikita, Supernatural, Harper's Island, Primevil, American Crime Story, Arrow, Vikings, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Stranger Things, Vampire Diaries, How to get away with murder, The Last Ship, Van Helsing and a ton more. 
What kinds of films do you enjoy?
I like action adventure, sci-fi, horror, apocalypse, creature feature, some fantasy, based on real events and disasters, slashers, zombies.

What are your favourite films? 
Deep Blue Sea, Alien, Aliens, Resident Evil, The Running Man, Fright Night, Total Recall, Mamma Mia, Grease, The Fog, Halloween, Saw, Jeepers Creepers, Final Destination, Jurassic Park 1 & 2, Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Barnyard, The Goonies, Lost Boys, Jaws films, The Godfather, Sleepaway Camp, Friday the 13th, Seven Samurai, AVP, Fellowship of the Ring, Rambo 2, A Bug's Life.

Are there upcoming releases you are keen to see?
I'm keen to see what they do with Meg as the book sucked until near the end. I'm in two minds now about Annihilation and Ready Player One. I'm so keen to see the new Jurassic World film!

What do you like about your own blog?
Um, I enjoy doing the weekly memes, I like doing discussion posts as they are great to get people involved in, things like cover love to promote pretty covers, and fun stuff like book tags.

What do you find hardest to write?
Book reviews! They seem to take forever to write and I'm never happy with them!

What kinds of things on other blogs do you enjoy?
Discussion posts are fun as everyone can join in, horror related features, TTT, CWW, Books From The Backlog, features that promote good posts from other sites, reviews, tags and award answers, monthly roundups, fun posts. 

What foods do you never get tired of eating?
cheese pizza, sushi, cheese, white and milk chocolate, tikka masala, potato fritters, toasties, chinese prawn curry, tango, tuna pasta bake, homemade soup, milk, pasta, tinned strawberries, cakes, mandarin chicken, pepsi.

What foods would you love to try? 
lobster bisque, Greek and Peruvian food after seeing it on Masterchef, street food from various countries, tasty food without vegetables especially peppers. I'd like to get some nice different sauces for my pasta and meat!

Favourite types of music? 
I enjoy 1960's-80's, motown, rock, country, soul, glam rock, Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, some heavy metal and classical, 90's Indie.

Favourite groups and singers? 
Elvis, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Four Tops, Adam Ant, Shakin' Stevens, OMD, Duran Duran, Abba, Bee Gees, Franz Ferdinand, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, ELO, Erasure, Modern Romance, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna, INXS, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Wonder Stuff,, Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets.  

Favourite Songs 
Highway to Hell, Bonkers, Waterloo, Does Your Mother Know, Green Door, Prince Charming, I'm From The Country, Do You Want To, Take Me Out, Everybody's Changing, Play That Funky Music, World Shut Your Mouth, Road To Nowhere, Gangham Style, The Last Time, Purple Haze, Hey Joe, White Rabbit, Rock'n'Roll is King, Break on Through, You May Be Right, Dancing in the Dark, Darlington County, .


  1. Cool tag. I might have to give it a try. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I've been working on it for two weeks because my memory is so bad! I had to keep checking things!

  2. Reading this was a blast! I will definitely be doing it soon and will be sure to link back to you. What a great tag!

  3. Ahhh, but how would I choose?!

    1. It was the music ones that threw me...I couldn't remember who I liked!

  4. Fun tag! I love Brother Wolf and think that the way his character is written adds so much to the series. I feel the same way about reviews. They are so hard to write and I usually end up feeling that I could have done better.

    1. Brother Wolf is great isn't he? I always look forward to seeing him in the books. Reviews are hard work...I have a small backlog and getting motivated to do them this week was hard!

  5. This is fun! I've been wanting to try Vikings for some time, and I'm about halfway through The Terror (what is it with me and cold- based settings lol)? I just started the new Extinction Trials book too.

    Yay for Jurassic PArk and Lost Boys :)

    1. There are so many great sounding things out there but I just can't seem to find the time to sit and watch them! I need to motivate myself. I'll be reading Exile shortly and I have high hopes for it.

  6. This was a fun tag to read :) Great post Chuckles!

    1. Thanks Elle...I like doing something fun occasionally!

  7. What a fun tag! I'm a big NCIS and Elementary fan. I adored the first season of Sleepy Hollow but I didn't feel like the kept the quality up as the seasons went along. It was fun getting to know a bit more about you.

    1. I'm trying not to think about how far behind in NCIS I am. I've seen about half the first series of Elementary and I loved how different it was. That's a pity about Sleepy Hollow though.

  8. You need to get to watching Supernatural! And lobster bisque is heavenly :)

    1. I've seen the first handful of episodes in season one and loved it, especially the wendigo episode! I need to find time to get stuff watched!

  9. I loved Grimm and Vampire Diaries and How to Get Away with murder. Hope you one day find time for those. Tikka Masala one of my favorite things to eat yum.
    Reviews take a long time for me too. I enjoy doing them because I love to say what I thought about the book but I hate writing them because they take forever. I wish I could just send my words to everyone. Oh wait that is youtube... I have too much anxiety for that.

    1. That's exactly how I feel about reviews. I like seeing the finished version on the blog but I hate all the work to get it done! You'll never see Chuckles on YouTube, that's for sure!