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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 – Favourite book you read last month

So I didn’t get much reading done last month simply because reading is a little hard when your home alone with a newborn baby but I did get some reading done. Out of everything that I did manage to read I did have one favourite for June.

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Let’s Talk About: Magnus Bane

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Have you read any of the Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare? If you have it’s likely you’ve been following it for a while, the series is huge with more works still appearing.

One of the things I love about Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter series is the way that all the subseries are linked. Most of the time, it is through families that they are linked (so we see the Herondale family and the Fairchild and the Lightwoods in all of the various series’) or the Silent Brothers but there is one character that always reappears without fail throughout it all. Magnus Bane. (As it stands at the moment, he is the only character that appears in all of the main instalments of the series).

So let’s talk about Magnus Bane.

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Spotless (Spotless book #1) – Camille Monk

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So this one has been a long time coming. I was introduced to the wonders of the Spotless series by a woman I used to work with. We both have pretty similar tastes when it comes to books but I won’t lie I was a little sceptical about starting this series. It just didn’t seem like something I would be into and a little out of my comfort zone. What a misjudgement that was!

I’m forever rereading this series switching between book, ebook and audiobook depending on where I am and what I’m doing. It has become one of those series that has found a special place in my heart and I drift back to it every few months when I need some Island and March in my life.

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This Year’s Reads So Far…

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So we are finally in June which means that half of 2019 is already gone and before we know it it’s going to be 2020! What a year it has been so far!

The chaos of life has had me swamped and a new baby demanding my undivided attention means that I haven’t managed to read nearly as many books as I would have liked to but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t accomplished anything! I find myself now reading a lot more on my Kindle simply for the reason that it is very hard to hold a baby and turn the pages of books so at the moment my Kindle and I have become good friends again.

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The Eternity Cure (The Blood of Eden, #2)

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So I finished The Immortal Rules in about 24 hours (which is pretty impressive for me considering I was also working 8 of those hours) and had to find out how the story continues. Honestly, my head is still reeling with how much I am enjoying this series. To think I stumbled across the series accidentally on a Facebook YA fan page!

To recap, The Immortal Rules ended with Allison leaving Zeke and his family at Eden, the last safe haven for humans, without saying goodbye to go an search for Kanin, her sire, who was kidnapped by Sarin. Zeke, the descendant of Malakai Crosse who was one of the original scientists working on the cure for Red Lung, was tasked to bring the original research for the cure to Eden which they succeed in bringing to Eden. Kanin has been taken by Sarren, a psychotic vampire used in the vampire experiments in an attempt to develop a cure, and has been torturing Kanin along their journey together.

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Why I’m excited for July 2nd – Pan’s Labyrinth

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Are any of you a fan of the work of Guillermo del Toro? He’s the man behind a lot of brilliant cinematic work such as the Devil’s Backbone, Crimson Peak, the Shape of Water and the Hellboy movies. An amazing mind to say the least. However, he was also the writer and director of Pan’s Labyrinth which is by far one of my favourite stand-alone movies.

Pan’s Labyrinth is a dark fantasy/soft horror movie set several years after the Spanish Civil War and twists between reality and fantasy and focuses heavily on an overgrown Labyrinth, a faun creature and a young girl named Ofelia.  Continue reading “Why I’m excited for July 2nd – Pan’s Labyrinth”

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Bookshelf Tour

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So life has been all over the place with work and getting our flat ready for the arrival of our little baby in May (it’s so close, just 8 weeks now). We are currently staying in a one bedroom flat at the moment which meant that we had a lot of space to make for baby things. I have three bookcases at the moment and part of the compromise was that I had to reduce the amount of space that I was taking up with books (I love my books more than most things, but the baby is obviously more important!) So this meant that I had to condense down my bookcases and put some books away in the cupboard for now.

I thought that I would do a post on my bookcases before this happened because they won’t be looking too great by the end of this!

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