My Bookish Christmas Wish List

book thoughts, gift guides

I love Christmas, it’s actually my favourite time of the year. I love the festive feel that comes around this time of year. The best part of everything is the shopping and the wrapping and the colour coordination and the twinkly lights. I may not read all the Chrismassy books – you should check out my December […]

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The Awakening & The Reckoning Book Review

2 star, book reviews

This review is the second in a series go check out my review of The Summoning here – this review may have spoilers for the first in the series! I thought I would combine these two reviews seeing as I think The Awakening and The Reckoning were really similar in my thoughts. Plus I really […]

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December TBR

2017, tbr

I have a grand total of 8 books to read in the month of December to reach my goal of 80 books this year, and I don’t think I’m going to make it if I’m completely honest, but who knows. A miracle may come flying out of nowhere yet! So my December TBR is going […]

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I’M BAAAAACK and with a general life update

book blogging

It feels like forever since I sat down and spoke to you guys! Yes, I’m still alive. But I have been manic busy though, both in my personal and in my work life. I am currently studying towards professional qualifications and have just done my first exam. I know, who books an examination date this […]

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My library | Book Talk


book thoughts

My local library was refurbished. I walk past it every day on the way to work. Every time I think I should go in there and have a look and each day I put it off but this afternoon. I had some spare time and we went in. I adore the atmosphere in our library, […]

3rd March 2016

March TBR


2016, tbr

I can’t believe that it’s March already! Where is this year going?? I blink and the month is gone, I had a super reading month last month, which I talk more about here. I’ve kept my tbr low again this month because of all the reasons mentioned here and because I can see this following month […]

1st March 2016

February Wrap Up


2016, wrap up

My February Wrap Up I am proud to say that I read and reviewed everything that was on my original TBR list for this month, which if you want to read why I chose these books, click here. I enjoyed everything I read this month. It was one of the best months of reading I have had really. […]

27th February 2016

My reading challenge


challenges

I thought it would be a good time to talk about why I don’t have a huge amount of books on my monthly reading list and my reading challenge. Last year I set myself the challenge of reading 125 books in a year which looking back was a complete stretch and I had spent the […]

17th February 2016

A Darker Shade of Magic | Book Review


4 star, book reviews

Kell is one of the last travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King–George III. Red London, where life and magic are revered–and where Kell was raised alongside Rhy Maresh, the roguish heir […]

16th February 2016

Rebecca | Book Review


5 star, book reviews

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only […]

15th February 2016

My bookish valentines


book thoughts, bookish valentines

I have been a little absent this week, purely because I haven’t been feeling the best, and I just haven’t been feeling up to blogging. I thought I would tell you guys all about my Valentine’s day because I’ve had an amazing time. My fiance is a chef which means that although it would be […]

14th February 2016

Six of Crows | Book Review


5 star, book reviews

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone… A convict with a […]

11th February 2016

I Am Malala | Book Review


5 star, book reviews

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she […]

8th February 2016

Audiobooks: My New Love?


audiobooks, book thoughts

I was always the reader who couldn’t use audiobooks to save their lives. Easily distracted and a tiny attention span, I began to fear that I would never be able to jump on the audiobook bandwagon. I tried everything but some kind of boredom took over before too long. It was doomed. I was devastated. […]

7th February 2016