Blogmas, Books

Christmas Book Shopping! #blogmas

Hello and welcome back to Blogmas day six (6)! In today's post, I wanted to share with you some tips and tricks for shopping for well-priced books this holiday season. I want to preface this post by first encouraging you to shop second hand and in charity book shops where possible (and of course use… Continue reading Christmas Book Shopping! #blogmas

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Gift Ideas for Book Lovers #blogmas

Welcome back to day five (5) of Blogmas! Are you unsure of what to get your book-loving friends this Christmas? Or fancy treating yourself this festive season? I've got some great gift ideas for you in this post! First and foremost, there is this beautiful book that has recently released called The Madman's Library by… Continue reading Gift Ideas for Book Lovers #blogmas

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The Friday 56 – The Vanishing Stair #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 Linky. Add the post url, not… Continue reading The Friday 56 – The Vanishing Stair #blogmas

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What’s On My Christmas Wish List? #blogmas

Welcome back for day three (3) of Blogmas! Today's post is all about the books I hope to find underneath the tree this Christmas. The book right at the top of my wish list this Christmas is Disfigured by Amanda Leduc. It's a non-fiction about the ways in which fairy tales have shaped our assumptions… Continue reading What’s On My Christmas Wish List? #blogmas

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The Reading Rush: Day 4

Hello bookish friends! We're at the halfway point now, so it's coming to make or break time. Only the strong survive from here on out! Thursday Reading Goals: A Phoenix First Must Burn p.132 (47 pages) Somewhere Only We Know p.101 (73 pages) Little Black Book p.43 (43 pages) The Weight of Our Sky p.41… Continue reading The Reading Rush: Day 4

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The Reading Rush: Day 3

Hello bookish friends! Day 3 is usually the hardest for me and generally determines how the rest of the week will go, so I'm hoping I can stay motivated by reading my third audio book. After I've finished that, I'll probably struggle a little until the weekend, but I'll try to push through! Wednesday Reading… Continue reading The Reading Rush: Day 3

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The Reading Rush: Day 2

Hello bookish friends! Day 2 already and I'm feeling confident about my reading progress. Although I'm working during the day, I've been able to multitask and listen to audio books at the same time, so I'll probably end up reading most of the printed/e-books at the weekend. I've been enjoying everything I've read so far… Continue reading The Reading Rush: Day 2

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The Reading Rush: Day 1

Hello bookish friends! Hope you've all had an enjoyable day of reading. Similar to previous years of The Reading Rush, I'll be doing daily updates of my reading progress. I'll be writing down my reading goals in the morning of each day and coming back to that same post in the evening to see if… Continue reading The Reading Rush: Day 1

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The Reading Rush 2020: TBR

Hello bookish friends! It's that time of year again! This will be my fourth year participating in The Reading Rush. Last year was the first year I managed to actually complete all 7 books, so I'm really hoping I can do that again this year. That being said, I just started a new job last… Continue reading The Reading Rush 2020: TBR

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Book Review – Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Title: Girl, Serpent, Thorn Author: Melissa Bashardoust Pages: 336 Genre: YA fantasy Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5 Synopsis on Goodreads: "A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse... There was and there was not, as all stories begin,… Continue reading Book Review – Girl, Serpent, Thorn

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Book Review – Cinderella Is Dead

Title: Cinderella Is Dead Author: Kalynn Bayron Pages: 400 Genre: YA fantasy Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Synopsis on Goodreads: "It's 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over. Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she's tiny until the night she's sent… Continue reading Book Review – Cinderella Is Dead

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WWW Wednesday #2

Hello bookish friends! Before I get into this post, please make sure to continue checking back in with the Black Lives Matter carrd here and sign any petitions you haven't yet. If you can, please also continue to donate to much-needed bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organisations here and to Black trans… Continue reading WWW Wednesday #2

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WWW Wednesday

Hello bookish friends! Before I get into this post, please make sure to continue checking back in with the Black Lives Matter caard here and sign any petitions you haven't yet. If you can, please also continue to donate to much-needed bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organisations here and to Black trans… Continue reading WWW Wednesday

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Book Review – Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Title: Ace of Shades Author: Amanda Foody Pages: 459 Genre: YA fantasy Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5 Synopsis on Goodreads: "Welcome to theย City of Sin,ย where casino families reign, gangs infest the streetsโ€ฆand secrets hide in every shadow. Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of… Continue reading Book Review – Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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Magical Readathon TBR

It's that time of year again! Happy OWLs! If you're not sure what the Magical Readathon is, you can find out all you need to know from G at Book Roast's video here. This year I'm being ambitious with my career prospects and my TBR seeing as we have to stay inside for the foreseeable… Continue reading Magical Readathon TBR

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My Reading Year So Far – Jan-March

Welcome back to my blog! Sorry I've been gone for a while - it's been a lot these past few months with work. But, now that I'm at home 24/7 and on furlough leave, there's nothing much to do apart from read and blog. Hence why I'm back! I used to do these round-up posts… Continue reading My Reading Year So Far – Jan-March

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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.ย 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