Time Bubble tag

Time! It’s the one thing we want more of as readers! More time to read the books we want, to read the books people have recommended to us or just to try out new genres. So, with this in mind I wanted to create a tag I’ve dubbed the Time Bubble Tag.

Picture this, you’ve encountered a bubble or portal which, if you step through, can manipulate the time inside. With this, you can read all the books you want and when you step out of the bubble, no time has passed in the real world. You can finally make time for all those books you’ve been ignoring. So, now that you’ve stepped through the time bubble, answer the following questions:

bubble tag
  • What Book(s) (or audiobook) have you been meaning to read for a long time but haven’t gotten around to reading:

Howl’s Moving Castle. It has been on my tbr ever since I opened Goodreads (around 2012).

  • A book you’ve been meaning to reread but haven’t:

Pride and Prejudice; the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson just for the nostalgia of revisiting characters I grew attached to.

  • A book from a genre you don’t normally read but have been meaning to try and give it a chance:

I never read non-fiction or biographies but I have made some exceptions. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson is one exception I’ve been meaning to make. I had read another book by the author, In the Garden of Beasts, and I liked it somewhat. The premise for this one is interesting.

  • A series you’ve been wanting to read but haven’t because of how long it is.

The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. The books seem interesting and I’ve heard nothing but good things but…10 books! I’m currently committed to finishing the Wheel of Time which is 14 books so I’m very apprehensive about starting a series this long.

  • A book you wish you could go back in time and read for the first time.

Again, the Final Empire and maybe a cliched answer but Harry Potter. Although I’m not sure it might have the same effect compared to when I read it when I was younger.

  • Book recommendation you’ve been putting off.

The Stormlight Archive series by Brandon Sanderson only because I want to read Sanderson’s previous books before starting this one! Also, the Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.

Not sure there is a similar tag; if there is forgive me. Still, if you’re reading this consider yourself tagged. I would love to see people’s answers so if you post the tag let me know.

Also tagging:


Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner

Sarah Lockwood @ the Critiquing Chemist


the Orangutan librarian

Nicola @ Thoughts on Fantasy


If anyone doesn’t want to do the tag, don’t feel obligated to do so! Haha!

For those who miss the post, I’ll be letting everyone know I’ve tagged them.


  1. Thanks for the tag.
    Just as an FYI though, we don’t get notified of the tag if you just tag our generic website. If you tag a specific post [ie, my About Me post] I get a notification that you’ve tagged me. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

    War & Peace is definitely one I want to re-read but haven’t worked out the logistics yet. I read it a while ago, really enjoyed it and yet am still intimidated at the thought of re-reading it. Weird huh?

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    • thanks, I didn’t know that.

      I think War & Peace would be a big undertaking no matter how many times you’ve read it. I’ve thought about tackling it but right now I don’t have the time or the willpower. Maybe it also depends on the genre? I can eagerly tackle a 1000 page fantasy but probably not a historical fiction of the same length.

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  2. Love this tag idea!! Oh how many times have I wished that I was in a time bubble of some sorts and do all the things that I want to do!!

    I have seen the Howls Moving Castle movie and loved it! (I loved all of Ghibli’s movies haha) I haven’t read the book but I’ve heard amazing things about it.

    Haha yes I agree that long series is intimidating to start, but that’s great that you are tackling Wheel of Time! Mostly I’ve been reading mostly standalone books, but I am hoping to dabble more in series and trilogies 🙂

    I am blessed with the memory of a goldfish. If I ever reread HP, I think it will almost feel like I am reading it for the first time!

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    • I’ve seen quite a few of Studio Ghibli’s. Now that you mention it I think a re-watch is in order for me! I also enjoyed the movie for Howl’s Moving Castle so I was very curious about the book.

      Hahaha having the memory of a goldfish can be a blessing when you’re re-reading a book! You enjoy it just as much or maybe more!

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      • I am such a fan of Ghibli! My other favs are Castle in the Sky and Kiki’s Delivery Service. I also like Grave of the Fireflies but it is a more serious one of their works! And the music for all Ghibli productions is amazing!!

        Haha yes a bad memory can be a blessing in disguise 🙂

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  3. Nice idea! There are so many books that I’d love and require serious time investement. War & Peace is an obvious candidate but also mamy classics that I know I should read but never get around to do it. Malazan is a special case, managed the first two books, not thinking of continuing at the moment. The books are nowhere as neatly written as the WoT series (one of my favs), each one has a steep “learning curve”. LotR I’d love to be able to read as if it was the first time. I also have in my sights the Stormlight Archives, they come highly recommended but I haven’t made up my mind yet. That’s all for now, lovely idea!

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  4. Thanks for the tag! This is a great one, I’m looking forward to picking books for these categories, I can already think of so many. Malazan is one I’ve been dragging my feet on too due to length! Guess I’ll have to pick a different book 🙂

    I do really wish I had that time bubble – there are just too many books on my to-read list and too little time!!

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  5. I totally plan to do this! Thanks for tagging me! 😀
    And I wish such a time bubble was possible. I’d be all caught up on my TBR.
    I wouldn’t mind reading HP again for the first time. It was magical. Then again, I like knowing what has happened in it because I love listening to analytical discussions of the books.


  6. ooh I love your concept!! Cos yes *we all need more time*!!! I actually really recommend Howl’s Moving Castle and anything by Diana Wynn Jones- her books are just so imaginative and charming! I hope you do get a chance to get to it. And I love Pride and Prejudice 😀 And Sanderson (though I’ve only read the first Mistborn) hehe I’ve not got to Malazan either!! Awesome tag- thanks for tagging me!!

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