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Halloween Book Haul

Hello my lovelies, How are we all? I realised that I haven’t done a blog post in forever (I have been doing plenty of book reviews in the meantime if you’d like to check those out)! I was away over the Halloween weekend and I love Halloween (not quite as much as Christmas but I …

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Birthday Book Haul

Heeey, On 17th May it was my birthday! I know, it was ages ago now but I’ve been busy! And whilst it was another that I didn’t do anything for, I was surrounded by books in gift form! So here’s my birthday book haul: Blood Orange Blurb: Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable …

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Les Misérables – Heroes and Villains

Hello all, After reading Les Misérables, I felt that I had an opinion on who the true villain of the tale was. I had watched the film previous to reading this and my opinion definitely changed. I was intrigued to see what other opinions were. So over the past few weeks I have been compiling …

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2020: A Bookish Summary

“I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it.” HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope you are all staying safe and feeling hopeful for the year ahead. But to begin with…let’s look back on the year that was 2020…in a bookish way! I read 28 books out …

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Christmas Book Haul

Hello everyone, Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a lovely one despite the goings on in the world around us! So with Christmas, comes presents and for bookworms like myself; this normally entails a lot of books! Books that I definitely don’t have room for! Anyway, I thought I’d share my bookish Christmas haul …

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Lockdown 2.0

Hello everyone, It’s been a little while since I was last on the blog part of my site. How have you all been? As we enter Lockdown 2.0 in England, let’s take a look at what I’ve been up to since the last lockdown and what I’ll be doing during this upcoming lockdown. •Work – …

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Birthday Book Haul

Hello everyone, So last week was my birthday, I’m now 25 years old! But I got a good little birthday book haul for my birthday despite being in lockdown and thought I’d share it with you! Louisa May Alcott – Little Women Blurb: Set against the backdrop of the American civil war, the story begins …

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Corona Blog Post

Hello everyone, Here we are, week 7, nearly week 8 of isolation (in the UK) – how are we all doing? I know that we’re probably all struggling in some way or another and I want you all to know that I’m here for you. Some of you may still be working like myself, I’m …

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Jan-March Summary of Reads 2020

Hello all, I thought I hadn’t posted a blog post in a while so I thought I’d summarise the first quarter of the year in books! So as many of you know, I set myself the challenge of reading 26 books this year – Challenge 2020. So let’s see how far I’ve gotten shall we? …

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Top Reads of 2019

Hello all, Whilst I’m well aware that January 2020 is well under way and drawing to a close, Chinese New Year is just around the corner so I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about my top reads from 2019! I know I splurged a lot of stats in the 2019 review but this …

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2019 in review

Hello all, Sorry I’m late, I hope you all had a wonderful new year and have some fun resolutions! Mine is to see my friends more! What’s yours? So here I am going to review my 2019 in books! In 2019, I read 29 books. I’m quite disappointed with this really, I was no where …

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The Devil’s Star

Hello all, Time for another Harry Hole novel, this time we turn our attention to The Devil’s Star. Now I have a slight confession to make – I’ve been in a bit of a slump recently. Just after finishing this book I came down with a cold and lost all motivation to review this book …

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Nemesis

Hello all, As you’ve probably noticed by now, I’m on a bit of a Harry Hole reading spree currently! Here’s another to add to it! Nemesis. Some unclear, grainy CCTV footage shows a man walk into a bank and put a gun to the cashiers head. He gives her an ultimatum – give him his …

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Halloween Book Haul

Hello my lovelies, How are we all? I realised that I haven’t done a blog post in forever (I have been doing plenty of book reviews in the meantime if you’d like to check those out)! I was away over the Halloween weekend and I love Halloween (not quite as much as Christmas but I …

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The Redbreast

Hello fellow bookworms, So here’s the next and third book in the Harry Hole series. “Because of thy compassion, thou hast won all that thy kind have been striving after, ever since the world was created.” Selma Lagerlöf, Robin Redbreast – Christ Legends   If any of you have read John Steinbeck’s short story The …

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Cockroaches

Hello all, So remember a few reviews ago I posted one for The Bat? If not – where have you been?! Go check it out now! “No persons or events mentioned in this book should be confused with real persons or events. Reality is far too strange for that.” Bangkok, 23 February 1998 When the …

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The Mister

Hello all, Something a bit different and a little bit spicy for this review! If you are of a delicate disposition then turn away now. You have been warned… Maxim Trevelyan has it all. Good looking, aristocratic connections and all the money in the world. Not to mention estates around the UK, too many cars …

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Damaged

Happy September everyone! I know, I’m back so soon! But I can confirm I am out of my reading slump and I finished this book in 2/3 days and my goodness it’s a good one so please continue reading! “How sharper than a serpent’s toon it is to have a thankless child.” William Shakespeare (1564-1616), …

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Still Life

Hello everyone, “Two people pulling each other into Salvation is the only theme I find worthwhile.” E.M. Forster, Commonplace Book Sorry for the delay in posting, this book has taken me nearly a month to read! Part of the reason is that it’s a big book (400+ pages) but another reason is that I’ve had …

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The Thursday Murder Club

Hello all, Another review for you all and then I’ll finally be up to date with reviews…for now! I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and a close friend of mine lent me his copy so here’s my review of The Thursday Murder Club. “The sun is up, the skies are blue …

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The Bat

Hello everyone, I finished this book at the start of July but I’ve been a bit behind with my reviews as my Goodreads will surely notice. But I’m slowly but surely getting there! The first I had heard of Jo Nesbo was when I saw the trailer for the film, The Snowman and saw it …

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