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A Clockwork Orange | 4 star review

A Clockwork Orange was a book that was on my 2018 must-read books list, and I chose it for the month of October because I had heard about how creepy it was and how awful the violence in the book is. Now please don’t misunderstand me when I say I was underwhelmed, the violence in this book is some of the worst, but I don’t know whether I have been desensitised to violence but I wasn’t massively shocked with it. […]

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Voyager | 4 star book review

Voyager is the third book in the Outlander series, I have reviews for book one and book two so make sure you check those out first! I have to say this book could have definitely have been two books, for a start this book felt WAY too long. I love long books and I love the amount of world building and character development that takes place throughout this book, but maaaan, this book is long. There was a definite line […]

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Muse of Nightmares | Can’t Wait Wednesday #10

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. And I’m finally playing by the rules and have a book that isn’t actually out yet for this week’s post – Muse of Nightmares I read Strange the Dreamer a little while […]

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Book Bloggers | Book Blogger Hop #9

I stumbled across The Book Blogger Hop – I’m trying to become more active not only posting on my blog but also within the book blogger community – and this week we’re talking about book bloggers. Do you follow other book blogs and if so, who are your top 3 bloggers? (submitted by Amber @ The Literary Phoenix) This is really similar to my Top Ten Tuesday this week! I do follow some blogs, but it’s definitely something I need to get better […]

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Renegades | Can’t Wait Wednesday #9

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun. BUT I’m going to break the rules a little, it’s rare for me to be looking forward to book releases, PURELY because I’m so busy with everything else going on I don’t […]

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Burial Rites | 4.5 star review

Burial Rites, although completely different to what I expected, completely blew me away. I somehow managed to pick this book up, read through the entire thing and still didn’t realise that it was based on a true story, which is completely ridiculous of me. Burial Rites tells the story of Agnes who was the last woman to be executed in Iceland after she was convicted for the murders of two men. I think the beautiful way it’s written plays a […]

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Best Books I’ve Read In 2018 (So Far) | Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve very recently done a review of the best books of the year so far so you can read that one here. But I thought I would repeat and expand on the five on this list, seeing as I have read a few more books since then and some of them have been really great reads. The first five are repeats from my list linked above, but the last five are repeats: Number one: Khaled Hosseini for me never writes […]

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The Life and Death Parade | 3 star book review

Going into The Life and Death Parade I wasn’t completely sure what I should expect but I knew that there were going to be some supernatural elements which is what I was the most interested in. I have to say that the one resounding issues with this book is that there it isn’t developed to the level I was hoping for. I thought the storyline and characters had so much potential that just wasn’t built upon. But it was an overall […]

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Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers | Top Ten Tuesday

I think I love this series, it definitely makes me think about the books that are sat on my shelf for a little while and I haven’t thought about in a while. I’m not American but I loved the idea of picking books on my shelves based on the colour of their covers, so I’m going on with my top ten list The Bone Season This is one of my favourite books of all time! I have to say that […]

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Two new books and a reread | IMWAYR #2

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we […]

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