“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too."

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 Terminus List

Hello all, Yes me again! Sorry I’m kind of ambushing you recently with posts and reviews, I’m going through a rollercoaster of a time and books provide me with the perfect escape from real life. “We have nothing to lose and a world to see.” So this book isn’t a Challenge 2020 read! No, this …

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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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Big Little Lies

Hello all, For my next and penultimate Challenge 2020 read is from Books from A Different Country – this one is set in Australia. “Oh Calamity.” Big Little Lies follows the journeys of three women, each at a crossroads in their lives. “Reading a novel was like returning to a once beloved holiday destination.” Madeline …

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The Mortal Instruments, Book One: City of Bones

Hello all, Another Challenge 2020 review now, this time in the Young Adult (YA) book category; I chose the first book in The Mortal Instruments series for this category. This book series was recommended to be years ago but an ever growing TBR list meant they got put on the back burner. I’m sure you …

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The Court of Miracles

Hello all, Another Challenge 2020 read here and this time it’s the new release of 2020! Now you’ll all remember my last review was Les Misérables right? Well this is a different take on it! Welcome to The Court of Miracles. “Now these are the laws of the Miracle Court, As old and as true …

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Les Misérables

Hello, And I’m back with a Challenge 2020 review! This book is now a famous Broadway and West End production as well as a famous film! Yes of course we are talking about Les Misérables! “They are les misérables – the outcasts, the underdogs. And who is to blame? Is it not the most fallen …

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Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa

Hello all, Time for a non-fiction book, I know I don’t read many, the last one I did read was Voyage of the Beagle. This book I’m about to review isn’t a part of Challenge 2020 (I promise I’m still getting through that though)! This is a book like no other – about a strong, …

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The Corporate Menagerie

Hello all, That time again! Sorry folks, another review not from my Challenge 2020 (I promise, I am in the process of reading a book from there but it is a chonk and is going to take me a little while)! Luckily there are other shorter books that I can read and review in the …

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The Three-Body Problem

Hello all, How is January treating you all? I know this book isn’t on my challenge 2020 but bear with me! This book was recommended to me by someone very close and special to me and when he said it was the first non-English book to win the Hugo Award (an annual literary ward celebrating …

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The Song of Achilles

Hello all, Happy first review of January 2021! I started this book on Boxing Day (26th December 2020) but couldn’t finish it in time for a December review so instead it’s pride of place as my first 2021 review. Does anyone else like ancient history? I love it – my particular favourite is Ancient Egypt …

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