Anything But Books Tag

Anything But Books

Today I’m doing the Anything But Books Tag because why would I wanna participate in a tag that I was actually tagged in?? Crazy!! I saw this tag on Dana @ TheBookHoarder’s channel and thought it was really interesting! The tag was originally created by Katie @ ReaderRot and you can see her original video here.


Name a cartoon(s) that you love.

Okay, I’m an ACTUAL CHILD when it comes to this. I could write an entire post on my favourite cartoons. I’m actually struggling to narrow it down to a reasonable amount.

Yeah, this is a reasonable amount okay. There’s so many other ones I didn’t include like Invader Zim, Gravity Falls, Hey Arnold ect. basically if it was on Nickelodeon or Disney in the 90-00s then I loved it. I think it says a lot about me as a person that Angelica was my favourite on the Rugrats. Even when I was a kid I was a fan of the female character that we’re supposed to hate πŸ˜‚ SpongeBob gets my immaturity. When I have trouble sleeping or I come back from a really stressful investigation, I binge Magic School Bus on Netflix, haha. That show taught me so much. Then of course Athur. HAVING FUN ISN’T HARD WHEN YOU’VE GOT A LIBRARY CARD. Pretty sure I learnt how to spell Aardvark because of this show.

What is your favourite song right now?

This changes daily, obviously. Right now however it’s Taxi and How Do You Feel? by The Maine. The Maine released their new album last week and it’s perfect.

Dearly depressed and broken hearted I’d like to let you know that boys cry too. Don’t let them tell you how you’re feeling. I wonder why nobody’s asking you… […] How do you feel? What’s your condition? You are alive, but are you living? Give me your voice and I’ll give it a listen. Are you complete or is something missing?

When you asked me “Is the sadness everlasting?” I pulled you closer, looked at you and said “Love, I think it is.”

What could you do for hours (that isn’t reading)?

I think this comes as a surprise to no one, but listening to music. I listen to music all day long, it’s always on in the background. It’s something that I will never, ever get sick of. I can also rewatch old football games for hours.

What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?

See, this is when I wish I hadn’t bored you all with my obsession with the footy because I feel like that could have surprised a lot of you πŸ˜‚ I think I’m pretty open about the things I like so they wouldn’t really be a surprise? I love doing paranormal investigating which might be a bit of surprise to new followers? I listen to pop punk and post-hardcore music and when I go to shows I love being up in the mosh pit area. I’ve never had any crazy injuries, but when I saw Bring Me The Horizon I left bleeding and that’s how you know it was a good show.

What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about (this can do with books, I guess)?

I love learning about anything and everything. I’m not an academically minded person, but I LOVE learning. I really love learning about odd things, like weird history, unexplained mysteries, paranormal things and strange unsolved crimes and true crime in general ect. I love watching all those Top 10 List type videos on YouTube. The stranger and more macabre the better. I probably know more than you should about torture devices ect. Normally when I find something that really interests me I’ll go down a Google-hole of web searches and Wikipedia articles.

What is something unusual you know how to do?

Um….?? I don’t really have any talents?? I suppose maybe one thing would be using all the equipment in Paranormal Investigating?


Getting my hands on all these pieces of equipment is SO much fun.

This isn’t really unusual, but I know HTML? I taught myself when I was 13 with this random book and this website called Lissa Explains it All. I don’t know any of the advanced programming languages, but I’m pretty fluent with HTML/CSS. I used to always make my own themes on Tumblr, Livejournal and MySpace and I used to run an Agents of Shield fansite before the show was ruined for me, haha.

Name something you’ve made in the last year (and show us, if you can).

I haven’t physically made things, but I’ve made designs for my Society6 and RedBubble! Does that count?

What is your most recent personal project?

Um, I suppose this blog? And my S6/RB stores? I don’t know. One a more personal note I guess continuing to work through my mental illness and being kinder to myself.

Tell us something you think about often (maybe while staring out of windows).

Music, the football, the world in general, the football, ghosts, SPACE!!!!!, My Ideal Life, my favourite people, my dog, the football. I day dream constantly. I’m a realist, but I also love creating scenarios and stories in my head that will never happen. When I travel to Perth I constantly look out the window whilst listening to music and pretend I’m in a music video.

Give us something thats your favorite, but make it something oddly specific, not like your favorite food, but like your favorite food when you’ve been studying for hours and forgot to eat. Or, you know, something like that.

I don’t know if this will even make sense, but alright here we go. I have snakebite piercings (2 lip piercings that are bars). They kinda look like this – mine are stainless steel. On cold days I love pushing them forward and then pulling them back because the bar gets really cold and it just feels really cool?? This probably sounds so fucking weird, but I love it.  I know it’s probably not ideal to play with them as much as I do, but ehhh. I’ve had no trouble so πŸ’πŸ»


I’m feeling incredibly lazy so I’m tagging everyone who wants to do it! This is a really fun tag and I’d love to see your answers for it!


Would love to hear your thoughts on any of the things I mentioned!

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day.

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33 thoughts on “Anything But Books Tag

  1. I love this tag, so much. Recess was the best cartoon!! Arthur, too. I loved reading the books and then having a tv show for it was even better. I listen to the Maine occasionally, they were one of my favorite bands in high school along with All Time Low. I will have to check out their new album!! Paranormal investigating sounds SOO COOL!! I’d be spooked out but I think I would still be interested.


    1. Ahhh yes I read the Arthur books too. I think I got most of them from those Scholastic book catalogues they used to hand out? I miss those πŸ˜‚ The Maine’s new album is AMAZING. I’m completely obsessed with it. I hope you liked it πŸ˜€ Also, yes! It’s so fascinating. I still get a bit scared and jump-y sometimes, but it’s worth it πŸ˜€


  2. I loved your answers for this tag Lauren, and I love seeing a tag that isn’t about books because it makes a chance from the others that are doesn’t it?
    I loved Spongebob Squarepants when I was a child, and pretty much any of the 90’s-00’s cartoons on Nickelodeon, my favourite was always Looney Toons, especially Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner.
    Listening to music is something I can do for hours on end as well, and actually I have music on at the moment in the background while I blog! πŸ˜€ Also I love the designs you’ve done for S6 store, they all look so amazing! ❀
    Again great answers for this tag! πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks so much, Beth!

      Yeah it’s so good when tags have some different questions because sometimes with the book ones I feel like I keep saying the same things?? So it’s cool to talk about something different πŸ˜€

      I used to watch Looney Toons when I was really little. I’d always feel sorry for the “bad guys” like Sylvester and Tom πŸ˜‚ Apparently I loved the villain since I was a child too πŸ˜‚

      Same πŸ˜€ It really helps me stay focused or motivated.

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      1. That’s all right Lauren. Yeah I’ve started noticing that with my books tags. I’m going to have to challenge myself to pick some different books for future ones.
        Ha, yeah I was the same, I always felt sorry for the Coyote in Road Runner, he was always getting smooshed under the massive rocks and so on! πŸ™‚

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  3. Man… I always wished actual recess at school was like the TV show. That was one of my favorites! But, like you, I liked pretty much all those 90s cartoons.

    Also, I’m sure you get this often, but your designs are beeeeeautiful!


  4. Yiiiiss I love Spongebob πŸ˜€
    I always pretend I’m in a music video too πŸ˜‚
    Hahaha the piercing thing made me laugh πŸ˜‚ I play with mine a lot too πŸ˜›
    This is actually a surprisingly cool tag! x


  5. Oh my gosh, I loved Arthur and Spongebob! I grew up on a lot of PBS Kids shows, and Arthur and Cyberchase were my favorite! I had to watch Spongebob episodes via the DVDs my family rented at Blockbuster. Feels like so long ago! πŸ˜‚

    Ooh, I’m a huge fan of unsolved mysteries! I usually prefer the ones that are unsolved murder mysteries, which is probably a strange thing to be interested in as a teenager, but I blame my love for thrillers and Buzzfeed Unsolved for dragging me into the obsession! πŸ˜„


    1. Ahh I think I remember watching Cyberchase too!! Haha, I love that! I didn’t start SpongeBob until I was a lot older than someone who should be watching SpongeBob πŸ˜‚ because I never had access to Nickelodeon until then and didn’t really know about it. Now I have nearly all the seasons on DVD πŸ˜‚

      Yesssss!!! Unsolved murder mysteries are definitely my favourite too. I really need to check out Buzzfeed Unsolved because I keep hearing about it, but haven’t watched it.

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  6. Love your answers!
    And thank you for tagging everyone – I just did this tag myself πŸ˜€
    It was so much fun to do.
    I loved the songs! Never heard them before. I just love finding our new music <3__<3
    I also think it's super cool that you're a paranormal investigator! Please do find us something paranormal! πŸ˜€


    1. Thank you, Zoey β™₯

      Ooh, yay!! I can’t wait to read your post πŸ˜€

      Yess, new music is my favourite. The Maine is probably one of my favourite bands of all time too so I hope you enjoy 😊

      I have found some really cool things. Still on the hunt for something extremely concrete though, but that’s part of the fun!!


  7. Ah, this is such a fun tag! I love how it gives the opportunity to talk about, well… anything but books πŸ˜‰ As book bloggers we always talk about books (which is of course GREAT), but there is so much more out there so it’s always fun to be able to talk about some of those other things as well.
    Rugrats! I used to love that cartoon, but I haven’t seen it in so long! I may need to rewatch again. I also LOVED Hey Arnold.
    You already know I’m a huge music lover as well, so I could definitely listen to music for hours as well. πŸ™‚ I must admit I didn’t really know The Maine yet, but those two songs are amazing so I’ll definitely have to check out the rest of their music.
    Also, it’s so cool that you’re a paranormal investigator!


    1. Riiight. I love all tags, but I notice sometimes with the book ones a lot of the same questions are asked and I feel like I’m repeating myself? I thought these were really cool questions that I’d never seen before πŸ˜€

      They were both so good! I’d love to rewatch both of them for the nostalgia.

      Yay! The Maine are easily one of my favourite bands ever so I hope you like more of their stuff.

      It’s so much fun!! I feel so lucky that I have the opportunity to do it.


  8. This looked so much fun Lauren! All those cartoons were so great. And I love The Maine, haven’t started listening to their new album yet though, glad you have positive things to say.


  9. Oh my god! All those cartoons! You stole them straight outta my childhood! :O Magical Schoolbus was a classsssssic. I hear Nettflix plans on reviving that series too. :O Great post though, this was fun to read!


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