Posted in 2017, Book Events, Books, December, Discussion, Reviews, Summary

December Summary

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Another month gone with book-related stuff occurring, would you believe. But what a fun month it has been! Here is what happened on my blog during December. Continue reading “December Summary”

Posted in 2017, Books, December, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Young Adult

Hollow City – Book Review

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A few years ago, I read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and simply enjoyed it! It has a fantastic concept and memorable characters, so when it finished, I couldn’t wait for the sequel. Now, I have a habit of planning to get a sequel to any book as soon as possible…only to actually getting round to buying a copy years later (who else does this?).

Once I finally got a copy, I immediately read it and here’s what I think of it! Continue reading “Hollow City – Book Review”

Posted in 2017, Books, Christmas, December, Poems, Reviews, Short Stories, Young Adult

I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Blog Tour and Read-Along

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As part of The Little Contemporary Corner’s blog tour and read-along, I’ve been reading a short story and poem collection called I’ll Be Home for Christmas. I’ve been asked to review a short story as part of the blog tour, so here is what I think of Melvin Burgess’ When Daddy Comes Home. Continue reading “I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Blog Tour and Read-Along”

Posted in 2017, Book Events, Books, December, Discussion, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

An Evening With Lauren James – Book Event

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A few weeks ago, I went to a Waterstones book event in Manchester to see Lauren James talk about her new book, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, which is her third Young-Adult book. I had heard of the book quite a few times with many people showing lots of interest in it. Alongside the fact that I love reading stories set in space, it convinced me into getting the book for myself and learning more about it as well as Lauren James herself. Continue reading “An Evening With Lauren James – Book Event”

Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, November, Top 5, Writing

Gem’s Curiosity Blog Is A Year Old Today!

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It’s been exactly a year since I began book blogging and it has honestly been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has increased my confidence so much and gave me something to go while looking for employment after I graduated. I have been introduced to so many fantastic blogs, amazing people and books – I have no regrets when it comes to this blog at all!

So, to celebrate, I decided to share with you five of my favourite posts I uploaded. Continue reading “Gem’s Curiosity Blog Is A Year Old Today!”

Posted in 2017, Books, LGBTQ+, November, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult

Two Boys Kissing – Book Review

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I’m so glad to be ready more diverse books this year, especially when it comes to LGBTQ+ themes and characters. So when I decided to this book a go, I already had an idea of what could happen. I was right, but there were definitely some elements that were just so beautiful! Continue reading “Two Boys Kissing – Book Review”