Book Haul | Ireland Edition | Part 2

Following on from my book haul part one we spent a short amount of time in Dublin. It was almost coming round full circle. We were gifted a night at The Gresham Hotel as an engagement gift, so it seemed right for us to go back for just after our wedding. Anyway, onto the books. I did really well in Dublin, there were books that I had been looking for and then I discovered a few which is always nice. […]

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Half Bad | Book Review

Overall I thought Half Bad was a great beginning to the series. The characters were interesting and the story seemed to have a strong arc going for it. I loved learning about the world and the way the politics worked within the world. It becomes really obvious the flaws in the system and it was interesting to see them develop and become a greater part of the story. Story/Plot Out of all three books, Half Bad has the strongest plot and story. […]

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Book Haul from Ireland Part 1

We got married, in fact we have been married for almost a week, which is a crazy thought. There will be a blog post all about our big day but I’m waiting on a few photos and videos from different people. But before that there is a book haul from Ireland. Right now we’re relaxing in Ireland with my in-laws and having a few days downtime before we have to head back to the real world as a married couple. […]

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Golden Son | Book review

Golden Son is the sequel to one of my favourite reads this year. This review will contain spoilers for the first book, so if you haven’t read it, skip this and go and read my review for the first book here. Overall Not as good as the first one. There was little clarity and the way the story developed wasn’t clear. I thought that the characters were strong but the plotline and the story was lacking. It was a little […]

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Red Rising | Book Review

Red Rising by Pierce Brown is a book that offers a lot within its 388 pages. We follow Darrow, a Red miner under the surface of Mars, as he becomes a Gold – the elite in society. Brutal is the only way to describe this book, there are so many lies and enslavement of people it’s unreal. I just adore the way the book becomes something you never expect. Overall I personally think this book has a good mixture of […]

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August TBR

This is this the month I get married. I haven’t cut down my reading only because I’m spending a week in Dublin and I might get some reading done. I’m not going to be hard on myself if I don’t get them all read because I GET MARRIED IN NINE DAYS. But here’s my August TBR. Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer This was technically on my list for last month. I didn’t get to it thanks to Golden […]

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July Wrap Up

This was a good month for me, hence the big July Wrap Up. I missed out one of the books on the list but added an extra two on. I can’t laugh at that effort. It has been a busy couple of weeks as the final countdown to the wedding comes extremely close. A Court of Mist and Fury This was one that I had started the month before, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s the sequel to A Court of […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Book Review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eight ‘book’ in the Harry Potter series. The script of the recently released play in London, it follows the story of Albus Potter as he struggles with his father’s legacy. Albus is quickly pulled into a dark plot that includes none other than the Dark Lord himself. Overall The most important thing to remember about this book is that it is supposed to be viewed rather than read. I forgot that throughout and […]

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The Queen of the Tearling | Book Review

Emma Watson has ranted and raved about The Queen of the Tearling, so naturally I picked it up. Kelsea is a nineteen year old girl who becomes Queen, but taking her crown will not be easy. Even her own uncle the Regent wants her dead, she is thrown into a castle where spies and assassin’s run rampant. Overall I thought The Queen of the Tearling was well written. There are some very trope like aspects to the story and I was […]

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Bullet Journal

What is it? A Bullet Journal is a system of lists. Using different symbols, you create lists of your life and categorise your life through the various symbols. It’s a simple system that works in any notebook and at any time of year. Why I use it? I needed a system that didn’t wouldn’t cause a lot of guilt when I inevitably failed to keep up with the days. I had a personalised planner and it was wonderful but the […]

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