MonthJune 2016

Room | Book Review

I listened to this on Audible, and it was definitely the best choice for me. Room is narrated by five-year old Jack whose whole existence is contained within an 11×11 shed. He distinguishes things as either being real or tv as his Ma shelters him from what he’s missing out. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. The innocence of the narrator hits home hard. However I think I was lucky in the fact that I listened to it because I […]

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How to read more books

I can quite easily read two books a week, and if I’m really dedicated I can push that number up to three or maybe even four. That’s without sacrificing a social life or time with my fiance. I have to work hard at creating an environment where reading is my priority and something I enjoy. I thought I would write a blog post about how to read more. TV I am a huge TV addict, I enjoy a decent TV […]

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Harry Potter Illustrated | Spotlight

I have quite a few favourite books, all for different reasons. I love some books because the transport me to to when I read. Some I love for pure design element, the colours and the cover and I’m a sucker for a great cover. The spotlight for this week is the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone. My fiancé bought me this for Valentine’s Day and I adored adding the edition to my shelves. The illustrations are superb and […]

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The Final Empire | Book Review

The Final Empire was a book that was raved about wherever I looked for information and I can definitely see why. We follow a group of underground criminals as they launch into one of the biggest jobs of their lives, led by one of the most notorious criminals of them all. I have to say that the characters made The Final Empire. Their individuality and personalities were what drew me into the story. Kelsier and his arrogance and self-worth. Vin and […]

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Birthday Book Haul Part 2

I recently turned 23 and a birthday is a good enough reason to have a birthday book haul part 2! So let’s have a look at all the books I managed to lay my hands on! Stand-a-lone books Rebel of the Sands This was a cover buy pure and simple. I couldn’t even tell you the first thing about this book apart from that the cover is absolutely superb. The blue and gold makes this book one of my favourite […]

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Me Before You | Book Review

Me Before You was a whirlwind of emotion and one that I really enjoyed. Louisa Clark is hired by the Traynor family in order to be a hired help for their quadriplegic son Will. Who should read Me Before You: You like a personal development story When there’s an unconventional love story Quirky characters with real-life conversations. Who shouldn’t read Me Before You: If you are triggered by thoughts of suicide. You just don’t like really sad books. A book […]

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June TBR | Challenging myself

I still can’t quite believe that we are nearly halfway through 2016. It’s unbelievable how quickly this year is going by. Another month another June TBR, and another set of reading goals, we’re aiming high again this month, with a lot of rereads and sequels. The Final Empire The Winner’s Curse The Winner’s Crime The Winner’s Kiss A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Mist and Fury The Final Empire is the book left over from last month’s tbr, […]

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May Wrap Up | 7 books read

It’s time for my May Wrap Up, and I had a good month of reading this month and managed to get through a total of 7 books. The list of books in my May Wrap Up Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Hollow City A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows Me Before You The Raven Boys I started The Final Empire, but didn’t get to finish it. This month I didn’t quite […]

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Birthday Book Haul Part 1

It was my birthday! I turned 23 and bought myself a whole load of books, so many in fact I had to split this post into two parts! Welcome to Birthday Book Haul Part 1. I bought the books based on a lot of things, some of them are sequels and some of them are just ridiculously pretty. I always get excited by new books, probably explains why my TBR pile is so freaking substantial. The Sequels and the Series […]

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