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Top 10 Tuesdays – Favourite Quotes (So far)

This marks the beginning of my Tuesday Top Ten posts.

This week I’ve gone for Top Ten Favourite Quotes do far because I’m sure the list will change with time as I enjoy more books.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 30

Day 30 – A Book That Was Banned at Some Point

For this prompt I’ve actually picked three books and they are all children’s books.

I can’t actually believe these books were banned at any point but apparently we live in a very cautious and suspicious world.

Three books that were banned at some point are The Lorax by Dr. Suess, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 29

Day 29 – Most Anticipated Read for Next Month

Next month, I have decided I’m going to to be focusing on fairytale retellings so I’ve picked out a list of books that I hope to get through and review for the month.

That means I know in advance what I’m going to be reading which could either work really well or really badly. I’m hoping it goes well because it would cut some of the work out for me with a small baby on the go, it’s one less thing to think about.

I’m probably being a bit optimistic with this one but my most anticipated read is actually going to be a series.

My most anticipated reads for next month is going to be The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 28

Day 28 – The Best Book You’ve Read this Month

So I’m getting myself sorted to start reviewing some fairytale retellings in August after having read A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. I honestly thought that was going to be my favourite read for this month but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by another so that one has definitely stolen the spot.

The best book I’ve read this month is The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 27

Day 27 – A Book That You Both Love and Hate

First of all, sorry for the absence. I’m running a day late with my challenge but unfortunately my daughter has been having a bit of an episode and has made doing things the past two days incredibly difficult. But I suppose we’ll get there.

Anyway.

We’re getting on with the challenge and for this prompt I choose a book that both pulled me in and pushed me away.

A book I both love and hate is A Fault in our Stars by John Green.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 26

Day 26 – A Book Turned Movie and Completely Desecrated

I knew as soon as I saw this prompt what I was going to choose for this prompt.

Usually I enjoy adaptations. I mean, the book is usually still better but it’s aways nice to see your favourite works of fiction take flesh, so long as the creators actually follow the book.

The movie I had in mind, the book turned movie that was completely desecrated was City of Bones, first book in the Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 25

Day 25 – A Book That Frightened You

I don’t read scary stories because I’m way too scared for that kind of thing. I want to like reading horror stories but I then get scared of things jumping out from dark places and I really don’t need that kind of anxiety in my life.

There is only really one book I can think of here and I’m not sure it’s even that great of a scary book.

A book that frightened me was A Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

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