'Books are my Reality' Book Tag! :)

There is nothing we love more than snuggling up with a mug of coffee/tea in our hands and settling down to read a good book! We love the feeling of being absorbed in these other worlds that have been created by so many wonderful authors! Nothing quite beats a book that takes you away from the real world for a few hours, where you can picture every little detail and imagine chatting to the characters, some even long after you have finished their stories in the book!
Inspired by some of the amazing books we have been reading lately, we came up with a little 'Blogger Book Tag', one, so we could have some fun and play around answering them and thinking about some of our favourite worlds ourselves, and two, so we could enjoy reading your answers and   allow ourselves to dive into the worlds you love and maybe even add to our ever growing book lists! We hope you enjoy! :)

1) My fictional boyfriend is...

Lucy: Ooh that's a tricky one. I have read so many romance novels lately and adored all the men in them. I have a soft spot for Tanner, Cole and Sam from Jill Shalvis' books, 'One in a million,' 'He's so fine' and 'It's in his kiss' respectively. They are the perfect amount of rugged and sweet for me. Hmm, and Levi Cooper from Kristin Higgins 'The perfect Match', yep this is a tricky one. Oh and the gorgeous Ridge from Rebecca Raisin's 'The bookshop on the corner' I adore a guy who can write and who loves to read too. Eek and how can I forget Henry from Holly Martin's 'Christmas at Lilac Cottage', again the perfect amount of sexy, yes please and aww how lovely! :p And I have to say that Sal Paradise from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' would make the list. Uh for the sense of adventure, the mind, the experience, the boyish free spirit and the need he has to write and see the world.

Kelly: I like how we came up with questions but are now like "This is so hard." I have read so many book that I could think of a million book boyfriends that are so dreamy, but right at this moment, partly because it's so fresh in my mind, but mostly because I am still swooning, I am going to have to say Harry from Jenny Oliver's "Four weddings and a white Christmas" He just seemed so sexy in his own way, not a chiseled Greek god and a little bit grumpy, yet there is just something about him. He is a chef and the way he loves to cook and works so hard is very appealing! He is also handsome and great with kids! :)

2) I live....

Lucy: Hands down Ashford, home of the Gingerbread café and The Bookshop on the corner. What more could you need? I would spend forever in the bookshop and curl up by the fire in the Gingerbread café blogging, reading and writing away.

Kelly: Hmm can I cheat? I live in Ashford, go on Vacation to White Cliff Bay and spend some weekends with friends on Cherry Pie Island!! Haha I have to have something to do with all those places! I do think I am going to have to go with Luc on this one, as far as my home though, as Ashford has become a little slice of comfort. Spending my evenings drinking Lil's gingerbread hot chocolates and reading a book I just bought from Sarah's Bookshop on the corner by the fire sounds perfect!

3) My best friend is...

Lucy: Just for kicks I would love my best friend to be Dean Moriarty, from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' I would adore sitting and talking about anything and everything, exploring the world with someone who has an abundance of enthusiasm for everything around them. Granted things might get a little crazy, but the idea of seeing the world through his eyes and having someone around who lives life to the fullest, who loves words and knowledge and gets excited over the little things would be amazing. I feel like a would learn so much about myself and the world.

Kelly: Oooh Ron Weasley!! I would love to have a friend like Ron, Hermione too! I could talk books and educational stuff with Hermione and then play wizards chess and Quidditch with Ron. I would get to spend time at The Burrow and eat Mrs. Weasley's delicious food and every Christmas I would get a brand new jumper! :)

4) My job is....

Lucy: This would probably have to be a toss between working in 'Once upon a time' from 'The Little Bookshop on the Seine', or 'The Gingerbread Café' from the book with the same name. I think working in a little bookshop with so much character, cozy fire places, tons of cute rooms and little nooks, filled with rich history and working with people who all adore reading and writing, would be absolute heaven. As for The Gingerbread Café, getting to wake up each day and bake and make people happy through food would be a dream come true! :)

Kelly: I'm going to have to say that working in "The Gingerbread Café" or "The Bookshop on the corner" would be pretty awesome, I love the idea of being able to help people find their perfect book and being surrounded by books all day would be lovely. Baking everyday to make people happy and being somewhere that smells like Gingerbread all day would be heaven! Just for something different though I am going to say, because I found it very interesting, that I am an Ice Carver like Penny from "Christmas at Lilac Cottage." The idea of being able to create something beautiful with Ice and surprise people is very appealing!

5) I keep hearing about these amazing sweet treats, I must get my hands on some...

Lucy: I'll take one of everything off the Hogwarts Express Trolley please, oh and one of everything in Honeydukes please! :) Every single sweet treat J.K Rowling writes about in the Harry Potter books sounds amazing and I have to say that I have been very impressed with the selection that has hit all the Warner Brothers stores. Back home at the WB Studio tour in London, you can get Butterbeer and all kinds of sweets, that I think are available in Universal studios too, I think they are all the same anywhere you find them! I have tried a chocolate frog before and it was delicious, I wasn't expecting the actual chocolate to be very good but it was awesome! :)  I felt like I needed to stock up for when I'm sick! ;)

Kelly: Ooh that sounds like a plan to me, I would love to try everything in the world of Harry Potter,  I know you can get a lot of stuff nowadays but Pumpkin Pasties are still something I want to try! I think the biggest thing I would like to be honest, is to be sat in the great hall when all that food just appears!!! Magic indeed!! :)

6) If I could be one character for a whole day, I would be....

Lucy: Oh this is another tricky one. I would love to be Hermione as I adore her knowledge for learning and I would love to explore the Hogwarts library and get to go to class and learn all sorts about the history of magic and spells and potions. And I mean how cool would it be to spend a day at Hogwarts and Hogsmeade hanging out with Harry and Ron??! :) On the other hand, I love the likes of Angela from Lindsey Kelk's 'I heart' series. The fact that she got out of a bad situation my fleeing to New York and then created a pretty kick ass life for herself in the 'Big Apple' is awesome to me. I love that she is quirky and not 100% put together, she's cool and has a really great job being creative working at a magazine, all things I love about her. Ooh and she has a fantastic best friend in Jenny, who is awesome with makeup and fashion. Eeek but I do have to say that I think one of my favourite characters of all time would be Sarah from 'The Bookshop on the Corner' so I might just have to choose her! :p

Kelly: Ooh I am going to pick Jessica Beam from Kirsty Greenwood's "The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance" because I would love to have a day where I am just carefree about everything and only worried about a good party and having fun! She is completely different to me in real life, apart from the fact that she writes. She has a confidence about her and isn't afraid to be herself. I love that about her and her attitude in general. I think I could learn a few things about not taking life too seriously, having fun and being totally confident in who I am! :)

We hope you enjoyed reading our answers and thought about what your answers would be along the way because...

We tag:

Natasha, Alex and Lindsey from http://www.bookbaristas.org/ 

And all of you guys! :) If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your answers in the comments below! :)

If you haven't read some of the books we have mention and want to see why we love them so much, you can find them all here!

Have an awesome Friday! Keep smiling and keep reading!
Love Lucy and Kelly xx

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