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February Book Haul and Summary

Another month has come and gone and personally February has always been a difficult month and it got even more so this year. Thankfully, books come to my aid and give me somewhere to escape from the world. Here’s my substantially smaller book haul than I had in January. Only a Monster – Vanessa Len …

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January Book Haul and Summary

So now that January has FINALLY come to an end, it’s time for a summary and a book haul update as I seem to have acquired a lot of books this month! So let’s start with the book haul: The Appeal – Janice Hallett Lots of people on my goodreads were reading this one and …

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Christmas Book Haul and 2021 Summary

Hello book lovers and new followers, I’m so excited to have gained some new followers over the Christmas and New Years holidays, you have no idea how much this means to me. I know I should have done the Christmas book haul and 2021 summary in 2021 but as most of you probably know, it …

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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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Mistborn 5 – Shadows of Self

Back so soon! I told you I was on the reading train! This book took me 2 days to finish and I’m so happy that my book bug is back! Spoiler warning: Do not read ahead if you haven’t read Alloy of Law. That being said, if you haven’t read it yet but you want …

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Mistborn 4: The Alloy of Law

Hello all, I’m back on the reading train you’ll be pleased to hear. Remember the last Mistborn trilogy I read earlier in the year? The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages? Well this is technically the 4th book in the series. I say technically because it’s almost a stand-alone series …

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Heroes

Hello everyone! I’m back this time and a little sooner than I was last time! Speaking of last time, remember Mythos? Well this is all about Greek Heroes specifically and how they got to their legendary status. “The days of the gods were numbered too.” Stephen Fry brings us stories of the heroics of some …

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Mythos

Hello all, I hope you’re all doing okay! I realise that I have been a tad AWOL on all platforms recently and been in a bit of a reading slump and I’m not really sure why because I’ve loved the books I’ve been reading. I then went on holiday and been pretty much non-stop since …

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Troy

Onto our second book of my Greek pickings and here we travel to Troy and the tale of Helen of Troy and the wooden horse… “If this story, the story of Troy, has a meaning or a moral it is the old, simple lesson that actions have consequences. What Tantalus did, exacerbated by what Pelops …

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Galatea

Yay! The start of my Greek readings! For those of you that don’t know, I am going on a retreat in Corfu in May and I thought now would be a fantastic time to read my Greek mythology books. Now this is a short book, only 57 pages so needless to say this took me …

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Mistborn Book Three: The Hero of Ages

Hello everyone, So for those of you who follow me on Goodreads, (and if you’re not, then why not?!); may have noticed that I finished this book over a week ago and with no review. Unfortunately I contracted COVID-19, yes that’s right, it finally caught up to me. Whilst feeling horrendously poopy, the one thing …

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Mistborn Book Two: The Well of Ascension

I hope you’ve all read the review for The Final Empire because this is the second book in the trilogy; The Well of Ascension. A terrible evil has just been defeated, the battle has been won. But the war has only just begun… They succeeded in doing what no one else could do before. The …

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Mistborn Book One: The Final Empire

Hello all, First non-Jo Nesbo book for a while! This trilogy of books was lent to me by my boyfriend after he had read them because he enjoyed them and thought I’d like them too! You all know how I feel about book recommendations from friends so naturally I said yes to reading them and …

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February Book Haul and Summary

Another month has come and gone and personally February has always been a difficult month and it got even more so this year. Thankfully, books come to my aid and give me somewhere to escape from the world. Here’s my substantially smaller book haul than I had in January. Only a Monster – Vanessa Len …

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