MonthSeptember 2016

September Wrap Up

I say this every month but this time I really can’t believe that we are nearly in October. This month has gone by so fast. Like super fast. I don’t mind though. September seems to have been a long month regardless of the speed it passed. Onto my September Wrap Up. September had a good reading month. I read almost all the books on my September TBR which you can read here. I finished all but one, which I am pretty happy […]

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The Miniaturist | Book review

I thought The Miniaturist was slow to begin with, nothing really seemed to happen and there wasn’t much context for the characters or what was going on. The beginning I struggled with, but once I got into the story I was drawn in. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I couldn’t put it down but there was an element of suspense. The way The Miniaturist went; Nella moves into her new husband’s house, he’s absent but his wonderfully hostile sister […]

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Top 5 Distractions for my Reading

Reading can be a difficult past time especially when everything else can be way more excited. I struggle with prioritising my reading. No scrap that! I just love tele and everything else on this list. Reading is never a chore, and it never will be. So I made a list of all the things that keep me from reading. I had to narrow it down to five, and I picked the most interesting. Television By television I mean the mother […]

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Falling Kingdoms Book Review

Falling Kingdoms was ranted and raved about and I have no idea why. You read the synopsis above and you think it’s going to be the best thing in life. Oh but it isn’t. For some reason the writing is completely disjointed with the story. I just didn’t feel any connection with the characters or the world. Basically the book went like this: Princess: Oh no! I caused a massive problem for my father and kingdom. Just wait a minute while […]

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Empire of Storms | Book review

Empire of Storms is fifth installment in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. If you haven’t read any of the others this book review will contain spoilers. So go read the series, because you haven’t lived until you have. Empire of Storms follows Aelin and her journey to find allies for her fledgling kingdom. They travel across the continent, trying to succeed when all the odds seems to be against them. Overall thoughts on Empire of Storms […]

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Stranger Things | All The Props

I had the huge honour of meeting Lynda Reiss. Lynda was prop master on season 1 of the Netflix phenomena Stranger Things. It was really interesting to learn how she had achieved the eighties vibe that the series is renowned for. There were a lot of points she covered so I’ve compiled a list! On with the Stranger Things. Budget Lynda had a tiny budget, only $160,000 to do all eight episodes. Which seems like a lot of money but […]

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Books I Need to Read Before I’m 30

Like any self-confessed book blogger my TBR is coming out of my ears. There are too many books sat on my shelf not being read, but still there are books I need to read before I reach my next age milestone. I thought I would share them with you! In the spirit of keeping nothing back. A Song of Ice and Fire This is a little dependent on whether George R.R Martin gets his finger out and finishes the series in […]

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September TBR

This is a month set aside for reading. I’ve not been totally ambitious with my September TBR, but there are a few books that I can’t wait to get to. Or have been on my shelf for too long. I’m looking forward to Autumn/Fall, being able to sit in a jumper and read with a hot chocolate. You know totally cliché like. On with the September TBR, before you all start to cringe unbearably. Queen of Shadows This is a […]

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August Wrap Up

August has been a slow month for reading. Only managed 4 and a half books, but I did get married, so there’s that. I can’t see my August Wrap Up being overly long this month. So sorry about that, but did I mention that I got married?? Actually married. As in husband and wife. On with my August Wrap Up before you get bored of me. Half Bad Series Half Bad follows Nathan, a Half Code witch who has to […]

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