Heart of Mist Book Review | Blogmas #6

Heart of Mist was a book that I borrowed from Kindle Unlimited and I actually really loved it. It reminded me a lot of A Throne of Glass, especially the way the kingdom worked and the king maintains power, there are obvious differences but it made me think of it all the way through. I think it was definitely a better read than some of the others that I have borrowed. I think the magic system that surrounds this book […]

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12 Days of Christmas Book Tag | Blogmas #5

I love book tags, and although I have never really been tagged in one I thought that this would be a great way to get really into not only the Blogmas spirit but also the Christmas spirit.  This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. And I found it at The Sassy Geek! ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE. The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What […]

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Book Review | Blogmas #4

I heard amazing things about The Tattooist of Auschwitz and was excited to jump into the story and read about Auschwitz but from a completely different viewpoint. I think reading about the inner goings on of the camp from someone who had more knowledge of what was happening and saw the decisions that were being made behind the scenes it was completely new reading experience for me. Lale was in an odd position of not being favourited as such but given […]

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December TBR | Blogmas #3

Now that the year is ending and I know I’m not going to make my goal of 80 books, which I’m not too sad about especially with everything that has gone on this year and all that I’ve achieved, getting a new job, passing my theory test and my driving lessons. So I’m being ambitious because I’m determined to get back on track with everything, who knows if it’ll happen.  There are quite a lot of books that were on […]

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November Wrap Up | Blogmas #2

November has been a really weird month for me in terms of reading and blogging. I haven’t really been feeling myself and I have had a lot on my plate, so I’m behind on my reviews. Especially with my theory test and driving lessons, it’s just been a lot. Reading has not been on the forefront of my mind but here’s a quick recap of the month: I read Renegades this month which I loved, it was definitely one of […]

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Hiatus and Announcement!

I have been gone for a little under a week. It wasn’t a planned hiatus but it was definitely a needed one. I have been really struggling with the direction that I wanted The Book Blog Life to head in and the self doubt that came with that. I think because my reading hasn’t been on track for the last couple of months my motivation for writing on here has waned, and I have been struggling with the commitment that […]

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Just tired… | #IMWAYR #23

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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Ticker | 3 star review

Ticker is a book that I found through Kindle Unlimited and I have to say it was completely different from anything I would have picked up normally, but the cover got me. I think the idea of someone having a clockwork heart was really unique and something I hadn’t heard of before. I have to say the story was well written if not a little heavy on the description, it was sometimes difficult to keep a track of things because […]

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The Hobbit | Can’t Wait Wednesday #22

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. I have actually watched one of the Hobbit films but haven’t watched the others. I wanted to read the ending before watching it. I just haven’t made the time to read it. […]

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Books I’m Thankful For | Top Ten Tuesday #22

This week is a Thanksgiving/thankful freebie, so I thought I would do books that I’m thankful for, which should be a lovely trip down memory lane for me. Plus it’s a chance to revisit all my favourites, which I don’t know whether that will be a good thing or more of a distraction. These books are all books that have really impacted my life in some way. Harry Potter is an obvious choice, it was the first series that I […]

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