Blogmas, Books

DIY – Festive Candles #blogmas

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I hope you have all had a peaceful and festive day. I've been busy helping my Mum out and planning for tomorrow and also decided to re-watch Lord of the Rings so it's been quite a long day! For my next DIY post, I'll be writing about how I made Christmassy… Continue reading DIY – Festive Candles #blogmas

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DIY – Festive Hamper #blogmas

So I've fallen really behind on Blogmas (shocker!) but I'm still going to post when I can. It seems like no matter how far in advance I start planning, it always just catches up with me and I fail at it. One of these years I will post every day in December, I promise! My… Continue reading DIY – Festive Hamper #blogmas

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WWW Wednesday 2 #blogmas

Now that I'm off work and I'm back from Edinburgh I can focus on my reading again. I've only really been managing audio books and graphic novels recently, so I'm looking forward to the next couple weeks of reading. WWW Wednesday was created by A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of… Continue reading WWW Wednesday 2 #blogmas

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The Friday 56 – The Black Flamingo #blogmas

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. You can find her here. Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in… Continue reading The Friday 56 – The Black Flamingo #blogmas

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Festive Bucket List #blogmas

Hope you've all had a good Thursday. I've officially got just one more day left of work and then I'm off until the 2nd January, so I'm very excited to start doing more fun Christmassy things and thought it would be a good idea to create a kind of festive bucket list for myself for… Continue reading Festive Bucket List #blogmas

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WWW Wednesday 1 #blogmas

For today's post I'm going to try out the popular weekly meme, WWW Wednesday. I've always enjoyed reading other blogger's WWW Wednesday posts but have never done one myself.Β WWW Wednesday was created by A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. The rules are that you need to answer the following… Continue reading WWW Wednesday 1 #blogmas

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The Joy of Christmas Book Tag #blogmas

Today's post is my first festive book tag of the season. I really enjoy doing tags this time of year as they make me feel excited for the holiday season and some tags are a great way to look back at the reading year you've had and discuss some of the books you've been reading.… Continue reading The Joy of Christmas Book Tag #blogmas

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Gift Giving for Book Lovers #blogmas

Today I will be giving you some gift ideas for the book-lovers in your life. There are so many great artists and creators on Etsy that I adore for their bookish gifts, so I wanted to shout out a couple of these shops and the items they sell. My favourite bookish gifts to buy for… Continue reading Gift Giving for Book Lovers #blogmas

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Most Anticipated Books On My Shelves #blogmas

For this post, I wanted to talk about some of the books I already have on my shelves that I'm most excited to get to in the new year. These are just a select few of the books I have on my shelves. I have roughly 50 books on my physical TBR at the moment,… Continue reading Most Anticipated Books On My Shelves #blogmas

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End of Year Library Haul #blogmas

I've gotten a number of books out from the library these past couple of months, but with the Believe-A-Thon in November and reading mostly shorter books in December, I haven't had a chance to get around to them. So, these are some of the library books that I have out that I am eager to… Continue reading End of Year Library Haul #blogmas

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The Friday 56 – The Queen of Nothing #blogmas

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. You can find her here. Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) *Post it. *Add your (url) post below in… Continue reading The Friday 56 – The Queen of Nothing #blogmas

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Bookish MASH #blogmas

A couple of years back I played a game of festive bookish MASH where I chose some characters, settings, occupations, etc. that were winter-themed or bookish-themed that would become my new fictional life. If you've never played MASH before as a kid, here are the rules. Feel free to make up your own version! The… Continue reading Bookish MASH #blogmas

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Top 5 – Fantasy Books #blogmas

In this Top 5 series, I'll be counting down throughout the month some of my favourite books that I've read this past year. This first post is all about my favourite fantasy reads. I'm incorporating both urban fantasies and high fantasies into this favourites post. It was incredibly difficult to narrow down to just a… Continue reading Top 5 – Fantasy Books #blogmas

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Believe-A-Thon Wrap-Up #blogmas

I took part in the Believe-A-Thon for November which, if you're not aware, was a readathon set around reading children's books. You can find Gavin, the creator of the readathon, at his YouTube channel, here. I hadn't read as many children's books as I usually do before this readathon, so I was very keen to… Continue reading Believe-A-Thon Wrap-Up #blogmas

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Merry Blogmas! #blogmas

I'm back!! And just in time for this years' Blogmas. I've had a busy year and sadly haven't had time to blog much at all and I've really missed it! So I've been planning this years' Blogmas for a while and have some really exciting, super festive posts that will be coming your way very… Continue reading Merry Blogmas! #blogmas

Books, TBR

NEWTs and August TBR

Hello bookish friends! This month I'll be taking part in the NEWTs readathon which is the follow up readathon to the OWLs readathon back in April. You can find the details of the readathon here. I've chosen a number of books that have been on my TBR (library and owned TBR) for quite some time… Continue reading NEWTs and August TBR

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The Reading Rush Update #1

Hello bookish friends! The first day of The Reading Rush is here! Similar to previous years, I will be writing down my reading goals in the morning of each day and coming back to the post in the evening to see how much progress I made and talk a little bit about the books I'm… Continue reading The Reading Rush Update #1

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Book Review – The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Hello bookish friends! This review is coming a little (a lot) late but I need to up my NetGalley ratio so better late than never! Title: The Bird King Author: G. Willow Wilson Pages: 440 Genre: YA historical fantasy Rating: 🌟🌟.75 Synopsis on Goodreads: "A stunning new novel that tells the story of Fatima, a… Continue reading Book Review – The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

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April TBR & Magical Readathon TBR

Hello bookish friends! It's nearly halfway through April but I'm posting this TBR anyway. I enjoy writing them up and I have had zero time to blog at all this month, so I'll at least have this post up! This month I'm participating in the Magical Readathon which is a readathon centred around the magical… Continue reading April TBR & Magical Readathon TBR

Books, The Friday 56

The Friday 56 – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Hello bookish friends! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. You can find her here. Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) *Post it. *Add your (url)… Continue reading The Friday 56 – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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The Friday 56 – On the Come Up

Hello bookish friends! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. You can find her here. Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) *Post it. *Add your (url)… Continue reading The Friday 56 – On the Come Up

Books, Lists

Books At the Bottom of My TBR

Hello bookish friends! For today's post, I thought it wouldΒ be quite interesting to see what's at the bottom of my TBR and what I'm least excited about reading that I have in my possession (excluding library books). I'd like to get a better idea of what books I own and whether or not I am… Continue reading Books At the Bottom of My TBR

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The Friday 56 – More Happy Than Not

Hello bookish friends! The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. You can find her here. Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) *Post it. *Add your (url)… Continue reading The Friday 56 – More Happy Than Not

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Favourite Books of 2018

Hello bookish friends! This was a really difficult list to narrow down, especially since 2018 felt like it went on forever. I kind of forgot a lot of the books I read were from only last year. 2018 was also the year that I’ve read the most amount of books so it was really hard… Continue reading Favourite Books of 2018

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All the Series Pt. 2

Hello bookish friends! This time last year I posted about all of the series I was currently reading and had finished. So this post will be an update of all the books in series that I read last year (and partially this year!) Ongoing Series: In total, I am currently reading 24 series. Incomplete: These… Continue reading All the Series Pt. 2

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My Reading Year: October-December Stats | 2018

Hello bookish friends! Welcome to my fourth and final stats post about my 2018 reading progress! My last update focused on all the books I read in July September which you can read here. This update reflects on the last three months of the year: October-December. In my last reading update, I increased my Goodreads… Continue reading My Reading Year: October-December Stats | 2018

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My 2019 New Years’ Bookish Resolutions

Hello bookish friends! Last year was pretty hectic with my studies and work so I’m hoping that this year I’ll have much more time that I can dedicate to my reading and my blogging. I plan on making a few changes for 2019 so let’s get straight into all of my bookish goals for this… Continue reading My 2019 New Years’ Bookish Resolutions

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My 2018 Bookish Resolutions – How Did I Do?

Hello bookish friends! I've had a really big year in my personal life - I finished my Library Science Masters and wrote my dissertation, then managed to get a full-time library job towards the end of the year which I've just recently started. These were my main two goals for the year so I'm really… Continue reading My 2018 Bookish Resolutions – How Did I Do?

Books, Wrap-Up

December Wrap Up

Hello bookish friends! Happy new year! Sorry this post is so ridiculously late but I started a new job earlier this month and transitioning from part-time work to full-time work has been a wee bit exhausting. But I'm really enjoying my new job so far - I'm working in a university law library. I'm going… Continue reading December Wrap Up