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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 20

Day 20 – Best Book You Read Last Year

I hardly remember what I had for dinner last night, let alone remember what I did last year but books? Now they’re something I remember.

I read a lot of great books last year, and some bad ones, but there are a few that stand out in my memory. However, I can only pick one for this prompt.

The best book I read last year was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 16

Day 16 – Celebrate Paperbacks

Another day to celebrate books but today let’s celebrate paperback books! I love and much prefer a paperback book to any other although it’s so much harder to read without damaging them.

The books I’ve chosen are my favourite because of their colouring mostly and how lovely they all work together as part of a series.

(This post almost didn’t happen today because our little girl got her first set of vaccinations today and she’s poorly and just wants cuddles. But I’ve managed to grab 30 minutes to myself because I’m determined not to fail this challenge!)

So let’s celebrate paperbacks!

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 10

Day 10 – Favourite Fantasy Character

These prompts are so hard because it’s so difficult to just choose one character.

Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse was one that I was a little sceptical to start but I got the Shadow and Bone trilogy on sale on my kindle and decided to fmgive it a shot. I’m still a little sceptic to start Six of Crows but at least I took the plunge.

I enjoyed Shadow and Bone a lot more than I expected to and from it fell in love with some of the characters.

My favourite fantasy character is The Darkling from the Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 7

Day 7 – Favourite Book Couple

I love romance in books. I love heavy romance in books and don’t object if it’s heavily explicit. In fact, I’m often disappointed if there isn’t some kind of romance in the book that I’m reading. But, as usual, choosing just one couple was hard though I’m happy with my choice. They are the reason I reread the series as often as I do.

My favourite book couple is Penryn and Raffe from the Penryn and the End of Days trilogy by Susan E. E.

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Top 10 Books for 2018

20182018 is officially coming to a close and 2019 is about to begin. What a year it has been.

I don’t know about you guys but it’s been a pretty life-changing year for me. I got engaged in spring, found out I was pregnant in summer, lost my grandad in the fall and my lovely old pussycat got put to sleep in winter. It’s been an emotional year with both happy and sad circumstances falling on my family and I but here we are at the end of another year.

I thought I would do a bit of a wrap up of my Top 10 Books for 2018. It’s not something I’ve done before but I thought it would be nice to revisit all the great books I’ve read in the past year. This isn’t limited only to books that have come out in 2018. Continue reading “Top 10 Books for 2018”

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy) – Leigh Bardugo

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Hey guys,

So I’m finally catching up with the rest of the world. I got fed up rereading the same books (even though I have loads of books in my TBR pile. I’m sure you can all relate…) and started The Grisha trilogy. Honestly, I was a little sceptical. I’m a part of a few pages on Facebook and there was so much hype around these books that was afraid to be disappointed if I started. But, the series was on sale on the Kindle store and I think I got the three books for around £7 so I can’t really complain. I started Shadow and Bone and I finished it by lunchtime the following day. I couldn’t put it down. I really, really enjoyed the first book. (I also just got these beautiful copies in my most recent book haul. I’m in love). Continue reading “Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy) – Leigh Bardugo”

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August Book Haul – Welcome to the Grishaverse

Hey guys,

So you might be aware that I recently changed job from the fast paced and should destroying world of the catering industry for a more chilled desk job in a dentist. It’s a pretty good life but we aren’t going to go into that. There is a point behind me mentioning this actually. The way my previous jobs bonus scheme worked was as a point system, your store was awarded points based on performance and you could then go on to spend the points on cool stuff. I was saving my points and when it came to me leaving the company I decided I should use my points instead of losing them.

Naturally, I loaded them all into a National Book Token card to spend in a bookshop.

It did not disappoint.

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